Special Post: COMPARISON NEVER HELPS

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 my ministry in amazing ways since those days. It’s easy to compare ourselves to others and wish for MORE: More talent, more influence, more this, that, or the other. But you know what? God made each […]

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 us more like Christ. Love is kind, those actions that tenderly touch us. Love bears all things. It covers the heartaches and heartbreaks, the sufferings and sorrow, the inconceiveable. Love […]

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 getting sick from the heat or something else, afraid of getting exhausted, and afraid I’ll communicate poorly when it’s time to teach God’s Word. Though I’m not thrilled to relay these […]

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. This past month involved a press to prepare for the Connecting with Christ Conference while continuing to meet other ministry commitments. And let me not forget my dear family—I love them […]

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 group of co-workers: “I just want to tell women about God.” Today, after putting my pen to paper with this purpose for over ten years, I’m so grateful for the art of […]