No Room and No Extra Time

When I was young, everyone on our street knew everyone.  It wasn’t necessarily that everyone was each other’s buddy, but if there was ever a problem, people cared and showed it. Today, in many neighborhoods across America things are different.  With the invention of items like garage door openers, people pull in, push a button,…

Brother Andrew

The Winners Are…

What a joy to read the responses to And Now Our Lives Will Never Be the Same!  I cannot emphasize it enough – you must read Brother Andrew’s story!!  Then hurry and read the other YWAM books!  Anyone who wants to make a difference with their lives will be encouraged, strengthened and challenged by the…

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Ruby’s Incredible Reach

There is no doubt that many are terrified of needs like Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy, Quadriplegia, Epilepsy, Spina Bifida, rare chromosomal anomalies and a host of other things. And I readily admit that 30 years ago some of those things would have completely freaked me out.  But as we grow into a deeper understanding of God’s…

Crazy Dreams

Recently I was commiserating to the Lord about a crazy dream I had and wanted to do  again but didn’t think there was anyway it would be possible.   We’d done it before {twice} and there was no logical way we could do it again.   It seemed to me, as I pondered it all,…

What Exactly Does Jesus Look Like?

Ever wonder what Jesus looks like? Me too. Of course, this question has been asked for forever and  it’s also something that Biblical scholars have  talked about for  for centuries. The other day I saw something that made me instantly say,  “This is what Jesus looks like.  Right here.” If you haven’t watched this video…….

Nehemiah

We were just finishing up Bible and prayer time today when I might have overheard one of my guys kind of whisper to one brother, “I shave my hair.” Wide-eyed I glanced up, “You what?” A bit embarrassed he glanced down, “I shave my hair.” “What hair?” “This hair.  I only cut myself here,” pointing…

He Saw Her

Every now and then something happens that causes me to stop in my tracks.  Perhaps a random act of kindness, a simple gesture that was so unexpected and sometimes it’s just an unsolicited smile. Do you know what I mean? In fact, sometimes when these simple acts  are completely unexpected,  the mere show of unprompted…

It’s Ruby’s Miracle Day!!

Today is a really big day in our home!! Our littlest princess is 4!!   To celebrate such a joyous, miraculous occasion, we just have to take a trip down Memory Lane because,  for starters,  so many weren’t part of Ruby’s miracle journey and no doubt, others don’t really remember…. Then of course,  perhaps,  there are some…

Crazy Love in Action

Some days doesn’t the simple love of a child put into action just steal your heart away? Yesterday a precious letter arrived from an orphan-loving young girl named Ariana. Inside the letter was a check for $22.50. The letter said, “Dear Linny, My friend Faith and I did a face painting  fundraiser to raise money…