January 22, 2017

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

My oldest granddaughter, Ruth Bell, just turned fifteen. She is spectacularly beautiful, with a sweet, strong spirit. One of the birthday traditions in our family is that each of us gives the one who is being celebrated a Bible verse. The verse can be one of blessing, challenge, instruction, promise, or exhortation. My selection of the verse I felt led to choose for B..

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6

The inaugural address of the 45th President of the United States was unlike any other that I can remember. With three former presidents sitting behind him, Donald J. Trump laid down the gauntlet. Actually, he flung it down like a warning shot across the bow. The old wa..

January 21, 2017

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6

The inaugural address of the 45th President of the United States was unlike any other that I can remember. With three former presidents sitting behind him, Donald J. Trump laid down the gauntlet. Actually, he flung it down like a warning shot across t..

Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory.
Revelation 19:6-7

Christmas Day has passed. But Christmas goes on, doesn’t it? The glory of God and praise of His Son that reverberated in the night sky outside of Bethlehem so long ago continues to fill our hearts.

I first heard the following song of praise on a radio talk show before Christmas. I meant to share it with you then, but in the busyness of the day, I forgot. So thank you, dear Maudie Ver..

November 9, 2016

And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel. 1 Chronicles 14:2

God has established Mr. Trump as the 45th President of the United States…for the sake of the American people. God has kept the first part of His promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14…If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear ..

…When the day of evil comes…stand your ground, and after you have done everything… stand. Stand firm then… Ephesians 6:13-14

It’s breath-catching, heart-breaking, and soul-searing to watch our nation implode morally and spiritually. The mental picture of the Twin Towers on 9/11 collapsing in a cloud of debris and dust comes to my mind as I pray for America.

It is not buildings that are collapsing today. It is us — our nation.

What can God’s people do?

We can humble ourselve..

September 12, 2016

…All this disaster has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to Your truth. Daniel 9:13

As I look back on 9/11, I vividly remember—in fact, I will never forget—watching that awful day of terror unfold on my television screen. Viewing the destruction, I embarked on a roller coaster of emotions, weeping for days in horror as I listened to the stories of death and loss and inconsolable grief. Then I woul..

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

One year ago today my family was joined by approximately 1500 friends as we celebrated the life and legacy of my husband of forty-nine years, Danny Lotz. It was an unforgettable service that honored my husband and brought glory to God. Every day I meet people who were either physically present or wh..

August 12, 2016

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God… 2 Timothy 1:6

Three days before our God Speaking initiative came to a close, I spoke with a family friend whose wife died a few weeks after my husband, Danny, moved to our Father’s House. Our friend shared how difficult it was for him, after a hard day’s work, to go home to an empty house. While I know…I know… that grief is a journey we all have to travel for ourselves, I also know that God promises to walk with us..

July 30, 2016

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make you way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8

One Christmas my husband, Danny, and I bought our then three-year-old daughter, Morrow, a red tricycle. I kept reminding Danny that he needed to put it together before Christmas morning, but he procrastinated until late Christm..