Ministry Update: Snapshots of Nicaragua – Part Two

“Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.” John 4:35, NASB Dear Readers, It feels like I’ve been working in slow motion since my return from Nicaragua. As deadlines loom and family joys occur, my focus scatters. I’m so busy contemplating one thought to the next that I struggle to accomplish daily goals. Subsequently, I look forward to reminiscing as I write, remembering the simplicity of ministering in Nicaragua. Our goal each day consisted […]

Where New Life Begins

“Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off…” Daniel 9:26, NASB The most lovely tree used to grace the woods across our street—I think it was a weeping cherry. It bloomed every spring, and I delighted in it’s delicate pink flowers. One year I took the photo above in order to capture its loveliness. I’m so glad I did. You can imagine my sadness when I noticed our neighbor recently cut this treasure down. While a beautiful dogwood remains close by, I regret losing the weeping cherry. […]

Ministry Update: Snapshots of Nicaragua – Part One

“May the beloved of the LORD dwell in security by Him, Who shields him all the day, And he dwells between His shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12, NASB Dear Readers, It’s great to be home! Thanks for your love, prayers, and support. So much happened in the past few weeks that I struggle with what to share. Perhaps some snapshots will say it best… 3/16/17 – Jehovah-Shammah Our ZMI team met at the Charlotte Douglas Airport at 4:30 am. My Mark and our eldest son, Everett, accompanied me […]

Ministry Update: Gifts Galore

“My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.” Ps. 121:2, NASB Dear Readers, This is it! The week has arrived. My bags are packed. I’ll soon find myself in another country, surrounded by people whose language and culture differs from mine. Faithfully, God has brought me every step of the way. I know that even now, He continues to walk before, beside, and behind me. It’s difficult to express the magnitude of my gratitude for all He’s accomplished on my behalf in preparation for […]

Favorite Scriptures To Touch Your Heart

Dear Readers, Years ago when my husband and I experienced a particularly difficult trial, a friend took time to write out a page of Bible verses and mail it to us. They didn’t add anything–they just allowed God’s Word to comfort us and minister into our hurt. I still remember. Of all the meaningful cards and thoughtful words others expressed, this one action especially impacted me. With that in mind, I’ve composed a list of several Scriptures that minister to me time and time again. God has spoken […]

A Dream That Won’t Die

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10, NASB Dear Friend, I recently found myself in an unpleasant place—an unwelcome place I’ve dwelt before. Perhaps you’ll recognize the name of it: Comparison. Somehow its claws sunk into me. Looking at other writers and potential writers, my mind filled with insecurities and doubts. I didn’t even […]