Why Do The Nations Rage?

Hello friends, I missed writing here last week as my family and I were given some long awaited news that has thrown our normal rhythms into a transplant and replanting process. I’m speaking figuratively, but also literally. Our family of eight will be moving cross-country over the next few weeks! We are very grateful and excited about this as it has been in our hearts and prayers for some time… Read More

God’s Word, and Us, His Children: Gifts, Through the Children’s Eyes

God’s Word is a beautiful, beautiful gift. Did you know that the word “grace” that we learn and see of God in the New Testament is often missed in the Old Testament because it is more often translated as the words “mercy” or “lovingkindness”. I’ve heard it said otherwise though. That this lack of the word “grace” in the O.T. was for a different reason, that it was because Jesus, (Yeshua in.. Read More

The Beauty of Being Known: a.k.a. “Prayer”.

“The prayer preceding all prayers is ‘May it be the real I who speaks. May it be the real Thou that I speak to.’” —C.S. Lewis Time passes by us heavy some days. Days can pass and we pass with them like we’re drawn with bowling balls tied around our ankles; not sure whether we were here or there. But, if we have the grace to notice we are here.. Read More

A Martyrs’ Cross Spring Give-Away

Welcome to Spring 2016 friends. What an over-flowing treasure we have to share in everyday the faith of those who have gone before us. “From now on a fire burned within us, as it did in the disciples on the road to Emmaus. ‘Snowflakes cannot fall on a hot stove,’ says an Indian proverb. The coldness of this world could no longer harm us, although we had to pass through bitter.. Read More

Beloved not Perfect: The Way to be Rooted and Grounded Even in the Strange Day We Live

We live in a strange day. Freedom seekers and protectors are portrayed and persecuted as human rights violators. A nation violates freedom while a president watches it’s baseball game. I know it’s not new, it’s all been beneath the sun before, but it’s here now, in our day. Our strange day, our call to preparedness and being a city on a hill, a light not hidden. It could seem hopeless… Read More

Courageous not Qualified: For Such a Time as This

  A repeated theme the last few weeks in our home has been a realization that often the most amazing things come through one person being a link to others. And often that one person is not remarkably qualified, rather, simply willing. Very recently, in India, a young believer walked into a village hostile to what they knew of Christianity. He was beat out. This young man, however, has experienced the love of God… Read More

The Place Called Prayer: A Traveler’s Companion

I’d been looking for The Place and then I found I’d been found. I was there. I awoke in the house of God. It’s where our inner soul awakes.

In all our glory or shame, our joy, pain and even our apathy: “prayer” is the place of being known and knowing the great I Am. A most holy place has been built within us, with as much detail as Solomon’s colonnade.

Three Tools for You, Because We CAN Make a Difference Today

Yesterday was Shine a Light on Slavery Day. If you logged on to any social media your feeds were likely scattered with hands displaying a red X — a symbol of solidarity that as a generation, we will work and pray for the end of slavery. Awesome. Now let’s take the next step. Three Tools For You Today: Sign this Petition. The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act could change everything… Read More

For When It’s Easier to Look Away than At the Face of Suffering

I went “prepared” to help meet our persecuted family’s needs, yet, instead they held my hands and captivated my eyes. They told me how they pray for America to experience “the blessing of persecution”. My mind has spun with confusion and questions that felt like being alone in an empty room. These times must come. Undeniably, my spirit has been hungry with anticipation that I too could grasp their secret.. Read More