The School of Hard Knocks

Matthew 10:34-36 ESV “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's enemies will be … Continue reading The School of Hard Knocks

God is Able

This morning the Lord Jesus impressed it upon my heart to share with you a testimony of a miracle he performed in my life 10 years ago, when I was 62 years old. It had to do with a song he gave me to write at that time titled, “For Our Nation.” And so the … Continue reading God is Able

I Want You to Know

Philippians 1:12-14 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading I Want You to Know

Keep Speaking Truth and Do Not Fear

2 Timothy 1:5-7 ESV “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother… and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for … Continue reading Keep Speaking Truth and Do Not Fear

Why and How I Do What I Do

My testimony of God’s calling on my life March 20, 2022 When I was growing up in the gatherings of the church we used to have missionaries come to our church, at least once a year to share with us what they were doing overseas. In the old days they would give slide presentations showing … Continue reading Why and How I Do What I Do

Are You Lonely and Afflicted?

Psalms 25:8-10 ESV “Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.” When I was around the … Continue reading Are You Lonely and Afflicted?

But I Have a Question

James 1:2-4,12 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when … Continue reading But I Have a Question

At the Proper Time

1 Peter 5:1-5 ESV “So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God … Continue reading At the Proper Time

Seventeen Years Ago

Seventeen years ago this month my husband and I were training to be church planters with the Christian & Missionary Alliance (The Alliance). Rick was going for his ordination, and I was going for my consecration. There was a district conference we both planned to attend, but Rick hurt his back and he could not … Continue reading Seventeen Years Ago

Father’s Day

“Father’s Day” in America is a day once a year that is designated specifically for us to honor our earthly fathers. For those who have or who have had earthly fathers who are or who were great, or who are or were just okay, the day may be a day of rejoicing and celebration of … Continue reading Father’s Day