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
This kind of peace belongs to people with grit, people who trust in the middle of darkest darknessâ€”their own or the world’s. Pollyanna wishing can’t survive here, optimism blows away in the wind.
Forgiveness broadens our territory, a wonderful thing and sometimes frightening as well. It can be like turning the corner on a new road, unfamiliar, our breath may shallow or halt altogether if we can’t discern whether we’ve turned the wrong way on a one way or not. Having recently moved I regularly find myself realizing that there are many places where I simply cannot see beyond my current location, I’ve.. Read More
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
Hello Friends! Writing to you today from a different state and address and with a renewed heart. I have thought often of you all and am eager to share the encouragements and gifts that have come my way this past month. Also, delighted to be sharing the same article (by a different title), The Liminal Space of Prayer, over at His Israel this morning. So, let’s jump right in with.. Read More
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 â€” 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
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
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 laterÂ it is a worldwide symbol of remembrance and prayer.. Read More