Do I have a Pharisee’s Heart? A Word about Yom Kippur

Do I have a Pharisee’s Heart? “Yes, sometimes!” You may never have heard of Horace Pitkin. He was a missionary to China in the early 1900’s. He wrote to his freinds and basically said, “It definately won’t be long until we (he and his family) find out whether we can serve Him better above or…

God’s Treasures Will Last Forever!

  I recently included a testimony in my newsletter from Patricia Winchester who shared with me, “I don’t ask God Why, I say Why Not Me?” She recently shared her personal trial and testimony at her church! My Enews included the entire sermon…but, for just Patricia’s testimony Click Here. It is a message of HOPE…

Soul Care Providers – We need fathers!

I was sitting in a coffee shop in Alaska and overheard a young man talking about the soon coming birth of his son and how he described it like being in the midst of a hurricane that is approaching. He described his newfound fatherhood as a flurry of preparing for an uncontrollable event that would…

Peace Be Still

When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose [a]a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” He *said to them, “Why…

Lord, Where do we go from here?

As thousands flee in Florida, and thousands more are devastated in Texas, the carribbean and Mexico (as a result of the recent earthquake); I am certain many are praying and asking the question, “Lord, where do we go from here.” Jesus had just performed two great miracles, the Feeding of the Five Thousand and Walking…

Endurance – The Iditarod = Alaskan Sled Dog Race

The Iditarod – Alaskan Sled Dog Race Passion, Vision and Mission I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has…

Angel in the Dryer – Warning!

! Warning** Do Not Do the following or allow your children to do this! Frazzled, shaken, unstable, wobbly and obviously fluffed!  This is what my poodle Angel looked like after coming out of the dryer. Not the blow dryer either! When I was a young girl I had two brothers Doug and Keith. Keith decided…

Choices… we all have to make them

CHOICES – People may often misunderstand your goals, your vision, your mission ~ but keep going, keep striving and continue to push, having faith in the specific calling you have been given! (While at the same time being open for Godly accountability and constructive criticism) FB Post by Maverick Hoenig June 3, 2017. CHOICES When…

Summer is here… in Alaska

Summer is here… The past few weeks have been very exciting as the snow in the Matanatsu Valley has melted and you see campers, four wheelers and the landscape change from white to green! Or not quite yet… This week a fresh blanket of snow has draped the mountains like a polar bear coat. It…

Suicide in Alaska

About Alaska’s Suicide Rate: “There are lots of theories. Maybe it’s the long dark winters or the isolation of the largest state in the U.S. While these factors may contribute to the problem studies suggest the roots may go deeper. According to Patrick Sidmore, health planner and research analyst at Alaska Mental Health Board, historical…

Crisis & Trauma Care…Praying for Louisiana and Emergency Personnel

It is hard to imagine losing everything you own in just a few minutes.  Many in Louisiana right now are still reeling from the devastation.  Please Pray for Louisiana.  I just received a request to volunteer in Louisiana, however I will be leaving for an assignment in Alaska, August 22nd. In the meantime pray for…

North to Alaska! Join me!

I can’t wait to share this exciting news with you! I am so thrilled to share with you how God is moving in my life.  …My First Assignment and place where the Lord is sending me is North to Alaska!  Read my entire August newsletter with ALL the details here.  Marlene’s August Newsletter Come Beside…

Insecurity “I”s that will incinerate you!

No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. I Corinthians 10:13-14…

Inflammation “I”s that will Incinerate You

I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. Jeremiah 33: 6b (NIV) The second phase of healing a wound (there are four) is inflammation. Inflammation means to ignite or set on fire. The process is part of our body’s defense system and actually helps to heal a wound or…

Indigestion – “I”s That Will Incinerate You

“For my groaning comes at the sight of my food, And my cries pour out like water.” Job 3:24 Which comes first, indigestion or groaning?  The truth is that your health can be ruined because of the way stress, crisis and trauma is handled in your life.  It is important that you recognize the early…

“I”s that will Incinerate You – Immobility

Immobility  – Fear will immobilize you as was in the case of Pastor Bobette Stubblefield, Soon after our marriage began, my husband began to isolate me by forbidding me to spend time at church and with my family and friends. Isolation then begins to break down a person’s worth; and little by little steals their…

Like a Signal in the Sky….The Power of the Cross Never Dies!

I’m looking back a few years ago, when I took this picture.  I had spent a year in Ohio working at a large ministry and the experience and friendships that I made while I was there are not measurable.  There was probably not anything in Ohio that I didn’t love!  I thought I was going…