Messages From the Heart

Encounter With a Ukrainian Child

Encounter With a Ukrainian Child

I have a new keepsake. It’s  a little wrinkled, and not quite balanced in proportion, but it is beautiful. And beautiful for a special reason. My husband and I just returned from Ukraine and Poland, where we had the privilege of speaking to several groups of people....

37 Lines Around

37 Lines Around

Recently I was reminded of a powerful story. Larry Stockstill, formerly a mega church pastor from Baton Rouge, was praying about God’s harvest of souls around the world. For many years Dr. Stockstill had been mission-minded. In fact, he and his wife, Melanie, had...

What Would John Adams Say?

What Would John Adams Say?

John Adams is one of my heroes. Every year when we celebrate Independence Day, my mind wanders back to the roots of our nation. It is clear that regardless of all of the flaws of its people, God has blessed the United States of America. "Why?" one might ask. "What's...

Stir Up the Gifts

Stir Up the Gifts

A couple of weeks ago, the Holy Spirit woke me up at 3 am and spoke these words into my spirit. “Stir up the gift which is within you.” (II Tim 1:6) I knew exactly what He was saying. You see, our church had been holding a campmeeting with Ted Shuttlesworth and his...

Clean Water For Meme

Clean Water For Meme

Clean water is something we take for granted in most western countries. There are purifying water systems in the towns and deep wells in rural areas. Clean water and the health it fosters are priorities throughout most of society. However, the area around Monrovia,...

Project Liberia

Project Liberia

The day has finally come, though it's hard to believe. You know the feeling. There's something you are planning for - and you work and you plan until that day finally arrives. Then when the day comes it seems surreal. Like having a baby. Come to think of it, that's...

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