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Dear Husband…{how to start and sustain a ministry (& a woman) for life}

When we believe in people for who they presently are, and invest in people in who they can potentially be --- we make imprints, change lives, carve history, and sustain a ministry that outlasts natural lives.

calling · Community & Friendship · Faith · Friendship · Travels

How to Make Space for the Holy in the Midst of the Busy

Who'd have time to make life the way it's meant to be, when we're trained to spend every spare time and energy running life the way it needs to be? But there's a way to make crazy days a calm, and monotonous moments our kairos.

character training · chastisement · Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Minions · prayer & power · Travels

How to Rise to Every Occasion & Face Whatever Mountain May Come Your Way

We can listen long enough to the problems we see in us and forget the depth of reality of who He's made us to be.

chastisement · Community & Friendship · Faith · Fatherhood & Faith · Healing · Preaching · The Husband · Travels

When You Feel Like Your Ship’s Sinking & There’s Nothing to Hold On To

In hearing God's voice for our own lives, we may be tempted to question if something is within God's will or not by how smooth-sailing and problem-free the journey is, which is not what the Bible teaches the Christian life to be.

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When You Feel Like You’ve Got Big Shoes to Fill & You Don’t Quite Cut It For the Job

Every call in life; whether in the creche, or in the classroom or in the courtroom is always a call to plumb the depth of the Father's love for us.

calling · character training · chastisement · Community & Friendship · Ministry · Travels

how you can fly today with perfect ease

And this is true about broken hearts: it's not what happens to you that shatters you the most as it is what you perceive has happened to you that will shape you the most.

Faith · peace · rest · stillness · Travels

How to Have the Perfect Rest for Your Overworked Soul

…let me take a moment to pause right here and worship…because this is the truth: our rest and peace today is found in one place, in one Person…

Heaven4theHome

So the two girls came running to me, hand in hand, and gasping for air, they asked for permission if they could ride the horses together…these two girls are cousins-born-sisters, and I’m sure they would spend every waking moments talking if they could, and they leaped happy when I nodded to them with a big yes grin.

Internally, I could feel my own pulse quickening, – I am looking for something to do, my own internal circuitry beeping, a type A personality they say, when you feel kinda awkward to relax, even on holidays like this.

Transported into a different world, finding myself at a leisurely place,  I had asked myself this: “What would it take to make this, a superb holiday, a real getaway?”

We had been busy. A family with a whirlwind of activities. And we had flown out. And the world’s been clamouring noisy that morning with the news of the Oregon shooting

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Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · Fatherhood · Fatherhood & Faith · The Husband · Travels

Permission to sweat it over the small stuff – why fussing over little details can actually do you good

Today as I hovered from place to place here in Asia, I found myself craving for just a little time and a quiet corner to commune with God. Instead of being time-effective, however, I found people, system, and traffic being less than efficient here. My wonderful moments on the other hand, came when I simply… Continue reading Permission to sweat it over the small stuff – why fussing over little details can actually do you good

Community · Community & Friendship · Family · rest · Travels

What to tell ourselves on how to be productive this year

El Shaddai -  "the Lord mighty to pour forth sustenance and blessing" (Genesis 17:1-2). He is God all-powerful and all-sufficient, the name I want to live burning on the rest of this brand new year. Standing at the dawn of a brand new year, you may be filled with many new goals. New dreams, new… Continue reading What to tell ourselves on how to be productive this year

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how to teach kids the real meaning of Christmas

I tell them - Christmas isn't all about the gifts...  I know, how they glitter....how they catch the eye. It comes the same every year. Christmas --- and the anticipation of gifts: the giving, and the getting. Us all - young and old...all desiring for what glamorous Christmas promises. But apparently when the Saviour was born, there were… Continue reading how to teach kids the real meaning of Christmas

calling · Community & Friendship · Faith · Family · Travels

how this thing about packing your family & going can be the first step towards being a family on a mission

how we've been thrilled...thrilled to learn the meaning of giving out of the little that we have

calling · Faith · prayer & power · Preaching · stillness · Travels

when you’re a little bit worn out with what’s happening in the world

are you feeling a little worn out too by the noise around you? come take a breather with me as we listen to the interview, and tune in to His voice

Community · Community & Friendship · Faith · growth · Ministry · success · Travels

the surest way to make your mark in life

So these past five days have been a bit of a joy ride. But how does one capture the emotion of a lifetime?  And how could words alone, describe what's larger than life? I fluffed the pillows, I cleaned the room. It had been 3 cycles. 3 cycles of the age I had started with when I first walked into their home,… Continue reading the surest way to make your mark in life

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The truth about success we all need to know – and how it could make all the difference in the world

..when the heat's up and the debate goes on, & Trump argues with Clinton over who can build a stronger America -- I sneaked behind the door and pulled out an old post about a man who shared with me the truth on building a kingdom that will never end... Remembering our conversation that day - and recording it quickly on our phone - and you know, it's a little embarrassing....It's nothing slick, just something off the fly - completely unabridged and unedited. But we pray that in the simplicity of it all - this truth about success would bless your heart, and you'd find yourself standing on firmer ground ...excited about having a couple who shaped my faith and impacted my life, come to share life with us for a couple few days

Community & Friendship · Devotionals & Walk with God · Faith · love · Motherhood · Parenting · Travels · Women to Women Ministry

How to survive motherhood when you’re homesick

I came across this post written a long long time ago, which I never got around to quite finish off...reading it again reminded me the truth about God's love to us -- His gentleness... His mercy over our failings...His patience over our slowness... and His good plan over our brokenness...and especially on days when you feel like you can… Continue reading How to survive motherhood when you’re homesick