Hello you people who love others in distress as though it was you or your own loved ones. I appreciate you, I see you, and am grateful for your hearts. Your vision and your work matters, we need you. I hope to come alongside you today by sharing another recording from Beloved Prayers, prayer seventeen. Press play below if you’d like to join me. Thank you for being here, for.. Read More
Wanna pray for the persecuted? Here’s some company (Listen in): March 2022 Edition
Hello dear truth seekers, I call you that because it’s a particular kind of person who wants to pay attention to the suffering of others in the world and I want to honor you for that and I am grateful to be a companion to you, as always thank you for being here. There was a time in my life when Paul Kyle’s rendition of The King of Love was.. Read More
Wanna Pray for the persecuted? Here’s some company. (Listen in)
The work is not yet finished, let’s stay faithful—together. “Let the word of Messiah dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms, and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” ~Colossians 3:16 As noted in the title of this post, I do have another recording of a prayer for you this week. This comes from Beloved Prayers, prayer fourteen. Press.. Read More
Peace on Earth, A Reality to Pray For?
Our prayer group this week will meditate on the words, Christ is all and in all. Then we have to make a choiceâ€”do we believe it? Not, do we say it, think it, regurgitate it. Do we believe it? “Let us make revolutionists and terrorists a matter of prayerful concern, asking that they may use their energies in the service of peaceful reforms.â€ â€” Richard Wurmbrand When I get too.. Read More
What Peter Said: Words We Can Pray
Hello Friends! The Scripture that our prayer group focused on this week was, “Let the message of ChristÂ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdomÂ through psalms,Â hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” (Colossians 3:16) It was the word “dwell” that really caught my attention. ItÂ catches meÂ different right now than at other times in my life, maybe due.. Read More
Praying HOPE: Through The Children’s Eyes (Edition 4)
Hope can seem elusive. It’s shadows are long ones draped across the landscapes of our lives but often instead of perceiving an invitation to adventure chasing toward the light, we hesitate at the darkness of the shadows, as though it is a darkness to be avoided. Children and adventures seem to go hand in hand, they are good at leading the way.Â I often need their help. Before I ever had.. 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.’” â€”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
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 designingÂ 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 wouldÂ 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 sinceÂ 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,Â I spoke with them about there being times we need toÂ choose the difficult way; the times that we have to push in.. Read More