Wanna pray for the persecuted? Here’s some company. (Listen In)

I wondered tonight if it might be of interest to share with you a journal entry I made during part of the process of finishing the writing of Beloved Prayers this summer. (The whole book took me five years.) Do you ever struggle to keep your attention focused when you come to prayer? This was only one such occasion for me. August, 2020: A strange thing just happened.Jealousy, while writing.. Read More

Becoming Enfleshed

by Jay Myers Dear Friends, today I’m grateful to share with you the heart of my husband and the artist behind The Martyrs’ Cross, Jay Myers. In the Biblical calendar, this weekend marks both Shavuot and Pentecost, it’s the perfect time to ponder and seek the Father to enter our world, to become enfleshed. Our hope is that these truths wash over you and nourish you wherever this finds you.. Read More

Belonging

Belonging—it’s been on my mind recently. The way the word longing is in the midst of it. The way we respond—and don’t—when an invitation to belong comes our way. We want it, we want to belong, but…when the wholeness of the risk involved comes into view, we often hesitate, if not freeze. Paul spoke of belonging and counting the gain and even the loss of everything (including belonging) as nothing.. Read More

Let us Make Revolutionists and Terrorists a Matter of Prayerful Concern

Christmas Greetings Dear Martyrs’ Cross Family! I keep thinking lately about the Scripture that says, “It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.” (Ecclesiastes 7:2) Considering what it was the teacher was saying, I realized I used to confuse this thought with the idea.. Read More

Do Not Be Afraid: Keep Praying

“It is of great importance, when we begin to practice prayer, not to let ourselves be frightened by our own thoughts.” ― Teresa of Ávila, The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself Sometimes in prayer, it’s easy to get distracted. Sometimes, it’s easy to get frightened. Sometimes, it’s easy not to pray at all. Sometimes, we just have to pick up where we left off—not condemning ourselves for.. Read More

A Treasure We Already Hold

I went through some serious diagnostic testing this past week. This is the second time in my life that I’ve been through this and it was surreal to be here again. Two great things came out of this for me. First, I found out I do NOT have the issue I was being tested for and, secondly, in the slightest—yet very real—proximity I “fellowshipped” with many many going through similar trials. Both,.. Read More

Some Thoughts On Dwelling This Week…

Friends, I haven’t been writing here much as I’ve been ill the last few months, but one thing that I have been able to keep up with is our weekly prayer group. I want to invite you to join us in that again if you need/want some companionship in remembering our persecuted family in prayer. Subscribe here. Each week we have a particular Scripture(s) that launches the direction of our.. Read More