Presence: God with Us

Dear Lord, You are Emmanuel, God with us. And Your presence makes all the difference in my daily life. Today contained challenge after challenge, pushing me to the edge of exasperation. Yet just as You reminded me in the pre-dawn hours, You are with me. I draw strength from knowing You’re near. By my side. Within […]

Special Post: COMPARISON NEVER HELPS

Comparison isn’t God’s intention for us. Years ago – and I mean years ago – I led the Women’s Ministry at Hickory Community Chapel. Today I came across some handwritten notes that I used once upon a time. What a sweet memory! It’s also a sweet touch from the Lord, reminding me how He’s expanded […]

Drawing Near: Love Is…

Dear Reader, I pray you’ll join me in speaking these words, which are based on 1 Corinthians 13, to our heavenly Father. Let’s worship Him together, knowing His love makes all the difference in each of our lives ❤️. In Christ’s Love, Abba! Father, Love is patient. Love is You, patiently working in us and making […]

Ministry Update: Fears, Requests, & Privileges

“He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, And sets me upon my high places.” Psalm 18:33 Dear Readers, Yesterday I posted my “Encouragement for You ~ Ezekiel 3:8” video, and it contains a message I hesitated to share. Yet posting it enabled me to realize that I’m afraid—afraid of traveling to another country, afraid of […]

Ministry Update: Learning to Trust & Loving the Results

CCC Photos by Cindy Clontz. © 2016. All rights reserved.   “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.” Jeremiah 17:7, Nasb Dear Readers, God is showing me that the less time I have, the more He does with what I do have … when I trust Him. […]

Ministry Update: Passion & Present Efforts

  Dear Readers, “It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High; To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning, And Thy faithfulness by night” (Ps. 92:1-2, Nasb). As I reflect on why I do what I do, I’m reminded of something I once shared with a […]

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