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

Want to be Brave? Get Ready for Joy Beyond What You Can Reach.

The idea of designing The Martyrs’Cross had been in my husband’s heart for some time before we got married. However, it was just a couple months before we wed that it fully ripened and became a reality. It was a symbol to us of our purpose in coming together. We met at a Voice of the Martyrs’ conference both sure we would never marry and definitely not have any children. Well, almost.. Read More

There’s a Time to Push: Through the Children’s Eyes (edition 3)

I often hear our Heavenly Father’s voice when I instruct my children. Sometimes I don’t *get it* right away but since it’s become a common theme I try to listen carefully to what I am saying. I consider, what do I need to do with the words as well? Recently, I spoke with them about there being times we need to choose the difficult way; the times that we have to push in.. Read More

Three Tools to Pray for Persecuted Christians When Small Doesn’t Feel Huge

Small Beginnings Seventeen years ago my husband Jay (an unknown graphic artist living in Dayton, OH at the time) designed The Martyrs’ Cross to be a tool to remember persecuted Christians around the world in prayer and deed, a handful of people knew about it, oh, and God. And because of that last “detail” over ten thousand crosses and 26 nations later it is a worldwide symbol of remembrance and prayer.. Read More

Through The Children’s Eyes, (edition 2)

Reading the story of Naaman in 2 Kings 5 was heavy with discussion and wide-eyes. Before I go further, let me be clear in the picture I paint for you: the 8 year old is coloring and listening half of the time (I think), the six year old is building with Legos and making a LOT of rocket blasting sounds, but still sometimes seems to be listening enough to tell us the last few things we said. (I’m just glad he’s still around the table with us.) And the 3 year old, well, that depends on the day. But I keep him as close by as I can because the 10, 12 & 14 year olds were that little once, and today, as I read the story…

A Good Place to Start

Hello Friends, Maybe like you, I often read, watch, hear what’s happening around the world and wonder, “What can I do?”. I am thankful for the reality of prayer—the reality of God, who hears our prayers. If you have been considering the current refugee crisis and want to draw near to God’s heart on the matter I want to recommend the resource that We Welcome Refugees is offering. Click on the highlighted.. Read More