Words of Encouragement
Safe At Last
The church was small; only around 70 people were present, including the youth. The elementary school age children were seated on the floor around the altar as I ministered to them through music and humor on Sexual Abuse & Prevention. There was a woman with a five-year-old daughter visiting that evening whose family had…Read More
Christian Response to Racism
Last week we witnessed hatred and violence in its ugliest form: racism. We then witnessed a public and political debate about the “proper” response. At a time when you would expect all people to come together to condemn bigotry and to pray for peace, the lines of division only seem to deepen.
A few thoughts on my mind this week: Not politics, but peopleRead More
Do You Feel Rejected?
As I was preparing for one of my conferences, the Lord spoke to my heart and gave me an important message to share about rejection.
I want to share it with you…Read More
Why Home Is Not Always A Safe Place During Stay-At-Home Orders
The coronavirus has disrupted the world, closing schools and businesses, and sending us to our homes to wait out the pandemic. Many of us are learning to work and worship online, while balancing e-learning, kids walking in on video conference calls, and having cabin fever for those of us still seeing cold temperatures in a time that should be the warmth of spring.Read More
This Sex Abuse Survivor Has Dedicated Her Life to Helping Other Victims
I’m the founder and president of Thistle Farms, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Nashville that helps women heal from sex trafficking and drug and alcohol addiction. Thistle Farms owns five houses in Nashville where women seeking freedom from the sex trade, prison and addiction live rent-free for up to two years with access to free medical care, counseling, education and job training. More than two thirds of residents have remained clean and sober for at least two and a half years after moving in.Read More
At Last . . . Someone Got It Right!
It’s not her real name, but I’ll call her Norma. Her husband was a pastor, a pastor with a violent temper that was continually vented upon his wife. The physical abuse was so brutal her neighbors could hear her screams. One of her neighbors, who was also a pastor, was moved with compassion for…Read More
God’s Call To Stand In The Gap!
Last night I found a depressing post on my FB site. Steve Gray, a friend of mine who makes short term mission trips to third world countries, told of a region of India where he ministered at a few months ago. It was been locked down because of COVId 19. There is no work &…Read More
What is your family culture? Have you ever stopped to think about it?
This article is by Darkness to Light Does your family have inside jokes, daily rituals, or unspoken schedules? Have you ever thought about the unique way your family talks to each other, approaches conflict, or solves problems? How do you deal with unexpected stressful situations, like social distancing? The ways we routinely interact with…Read More
An E-mail Sent To A Local Pastor Who Had Proclaimed “We’re Not Comfortable Addressing This Issue . . .” God’s Beloved: I realize that God has given me a zeal for a ministry that most of the saints do not share; in fact, it is very unpopular in most church circles. More than…Read More
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