Category Archives: Newsletters

Jesus Sightings

The revelation of Jesus to a needy world is helped along by “Jesus Sightings” — that is, transformed Jesus followers being mistaken for Jesus. This is driven by God’s goal for every believer to be transformed into the image of … Continue reading

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Listening of utmost importance!

Listening…what could be more important? Burnout Just referring to the concept is rather troubling. In the first half of 1995 I became aware that I was running low on emotional resources. As time passed I got in touch with the … Continue reading

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BIG IDEAS — The Bible is full of them.

Eternal rewards…….now there is a big idea. This concept is rooted in two big ideas, namely that in the end God is the judge of all things and the rewarder of all things. When our faith is challenged, it will … Continue reading

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Making Bad Decisions

No one ever woke up in the morning and said — I think I will make some bad decisions today.  The truth is we all make bad decisions. I have often said that if I could go back and remake … Continue reading

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Sacrifice Releases Power

This turn of phrase has been a core life concept to me as long as I can remember. Loving people in Jesus name requires this viewpoint. Along these lines Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s description of the Kingdom of God has been a … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Church

It is a beautiful thing when a church becomes contagious. A congregation that increasingly reflects the image of Christ becomes more and more attractive to the unchurched. Ephesians 4:13-16 speaks of the church growing into the full measure of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Again!!

Christmas Again!! My husband and friends could tell you I am not usually a sentimental person. But for some reason, I have been thinking a lot about my folks and sisters and Christmases past. I want to take this opportunity … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart

Scott and Delores — Reporting from the Field Thanksgiving Day is Near What a great time of year! Some of my best family memories growing up are from the Thanksgiving holidays. And what a great concept — a holiday to … Continue reading

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A Growing Passion for Prayer

“I love the Lord because he hears my prayers and answers them. Because he bends down and listens. I will pray as long as I breathe!” Psalm 116:1&2 We believe God is stirring something afresh in us; a deepening love … Continue reading

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Being what you are made for

Malcolm Gladwell writes books I really enjoy reading…and rereading. I am an “idea person” and Malcolm Gladwell is of like stripe. He has a knack at blending interesting ideas into a new way of seeing otherwise familiar things. As one … Continue reading

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Our God Reigns — All the Time!

In this wonderful Easter season, I am so grateful to Jesus for eternal life and for power in him to meet life’s challenges. Scott and I continue to be pressed rather hard on several fronts. The ongoing love and support … Continue reading

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Keep on – Keeping on, or — Remember Nehemiah

Sometimes I just need giant encouragement. Are you ever like that? I thought I would get “so mature” that life would not seem hard, even if it was. But to my surprise, life seems hard when it is hard. That … Continue reading

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Change! Who Needs It?

Or, maybe the question is, who really wants it? One answer is — God’s people. Over the years Delores and I have related to thousands of people in a wide variety of churches. There are several things that bind the … Continue reading

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2015 — A Year of Challenges!

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Thus comes the admonishment of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 4. We have found it a challenge to stay in the “rejoice posture” many times this year and for … Continue reading

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I was published on Friday!!

CRM publishes a Friday Devotional each week.. I am delighted to report that they chose something I wrote to publish for last Friday. I wanted to share my following devotional with any of you who have not seen it. SCRIPTURE … Continue reading

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