Why I Don’t Need to Work My Head Off

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9, NASB Reformation Day comes and goes every October 31—an occurrence I take for granted far too often. But I wonder, what was life like […]

Ministry Update: Steps of Faith & Our Awesome God

“Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24, Nasb Dear Readers, It was a Friday afternoon. Walking my usual route around the neighborhood, I prayed about my publishing project. I hesitated to sign a contract because I feared the money might not come in, and I […]

Closer to Him

“Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God.” 2 Cor. 3:5, NASB “What storm are you facing?” This morning as I chafed under a particular burden, Anne Graham Lotz’s comforting, wise voice spoke directly to me via the radio. I always love to hear […]

Child Eyes

“… Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him … It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:20 & 22, NASB Smaller than Luray Caverns, but outstanding nonetheless, Skyline […]

Faith, Obedience, and the Impossible

“‘And, behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus’ … And Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’ And the angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most […]

Embracing the Process

“Now may the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13, NASB). Disliking the Presidential Fitness events of junior and senior high, I dutifully but half-heartedly participated in the process. Achieving awards for athletic accomplishments didn’t interest […]

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