Thankful for Laundry Tables

Recently I was at the laundromat and began talking with a young man named S. When he asked me what I did, I shared with him that I was a missionary and also someone who tries to help people when they are in crisis, trouble or in a disastrous place in their life. I wasContinue reading “Thankful for Laundry Tables”

He Wipes Away Tears

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 I often get asked the question, What is a disaster chaplain/pastor? Simply put, they respond to the needs of others whenContinue reading “He Wipes Away Tears”

The Chickens Are Crying…Eat More Beef!

Dear Friend, “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now…” Philippians 1:3-5 Because I am supported totally by your gifts & kindness; I thank God for you daily,Continue reading “The Chickens Are Crying…Eat More Beef!”

Thanking God for Tanzanian Women Leaders

2019 UHURU Women Leader’s PowWow, Mwanza Tanzania Our women’s leadership conference took place at the home of Glen & Denise Ellerbe, founders of Abide International Ministries. The first week we hosted 50 women leaders who gathered for a time of singing, teaching, crafting, fellowship and discipleship. Pictured here the women are working on their FreedomContinue reading “Thanking God for Tanzanian Women Leaders”

He is not here!

“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matt. 28:6 During the course of Jesus’ ministry on earth he encountered many individuals and groups of people; some who were very poor and homeless, others absorbed in themselves declaring their deity and building their kingdomsContinue reading “He is not here!”

The Pig Stuck in the Mud

Recently I had a dream and it was terrible. In it there was a pig like the one pictured above that was buried and stuck in the mud. This pig looked so awful that I felt like she/he would die any second. It was buried up past it’s neck and stuck up under the porchContinue reading “The Pig Stuck in the Mud”

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

About 58,000 People in Los Angeles County Experience HomelessnessEvery Night. How can you help this many people? Son: “How Do You Eat an Elephant?”Mom: “One Bite At a Time.”Son: “How Do We Help Those In Crisis?”Mom: “One person at a time, One prayer, Sharing the Good News of Jesus.” How Do People Become Homeless? 31% job loss 20%Continue reading “How Do You Eat An Elephant?”

Make No Mistake Vulnerable Love Hurts

Make no mistake, vulnerable love hurts. To love with complete abandon will cost you. It has cost many their very lives. Have you ever loved so deeply that it hurts when you think about never seeing that person again? So many writers describe this feeling… “If you were my last breath I’d just want toContinue reading “Make No Mistake Vulnerable Love Hurts”

What is your mission statement?

I recently had the opportunity to meet with several millennials who have started their own businesses. We discussed Google’s mission statement which is: Google’s Mission Statement. “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”Aug 27, 2018 God tells the prophet Habakkuk who was living and working in very evil and perilousContinue reading “What is your mission statement?”

The Greatest Treasure!

Searching for Lost Treasure! Perhaps you or a loved one has suffered a sudden or tragic loss. Questions similar to these crowd our thoughts…. “What if I don’t survive this health crisis? What were they thinking when they did that? Can God forgive me? Why did he/she leave me? Where do I go from here? IfContinue reading “The Greatest Treasure!”

Merry Christmas from Marlene!

“Shalom aleikhem!” Yeshua repeated. “Just as the Father sent me, I myself am also sending you.” John 20:21 CJB As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our savior let us remember the reason He came was to be with us, to redeem us and to return again. Our mission is to be fishers of men,Continue reading “Merry Christmas from Marlene!”

Severe Quake Hits Alaska Friends Today….

Most of us have never experienced an earthquake, the aftershocks and fear that can come along with suddenly seeing everything that is solid and secure be suddenly shaken and in disarray. When I was in Alaska the first time, I experienced some very mild tremors but nothing like was described by friends today! When calamityContinue reading “Severe Quake Hits Alaska Friends Today….”

That 70’s Sofa – Falling in the Father’s Arms

Falling in the Father’s arms: In February 1991 there was a storm that touched my life. The weather was very cold and my heart was very broken. My two youngest sons and I had just moved from a very large home in Altamonte Springs into a very tiny one bedroom apartment in Tallahassee, Florida. MyContinue reading “That 70’s Sofa – Falling in the Father’s Arms”

Semi-Safe

SEMI-SAFE! I was traveling along a winding country rode and came across a semi-truck that had missed a curve and run head on into a farmer’s field.  The wheels of the cab of the truck was buried in soft sand and he was stuck. I stopped and asked the driver who was sitting on theContinue reading “Semi-Safe”

Woman in the Mirror

Woman in the Mirror “Who do you believe you are?” She was asked this question recently and the answers varied from last week. “I’m a mother, grandmother who is alone, sad, tired, fat, homeless and disillusioned.” “Why do you believe that?” “Why? Because that is what I think others see. Therefore, I believe that is whoContinue reading “Woman in the Mirror”

I AM – The Straight (Most High) Way

I AM, THE STRAIGHT (MOST HIGH) WAY, & I AM COMING! (Prophetic Word from the Lord) A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3 There are many coming around a sharp curve and you don’t know if you are going to make it.Continue reading “I AM – The Straight (Most High) Way”

Hurricane – Who Is Like God?

As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you, and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:13 This past week I found myself in the middle of (Hurricane Michael). Last month it was Hurricane Florence.  After nearly a week with no a/c and limited power, I took ill and found myself laying inContinue reading “Hurricane – Who Is Like God?”

Zombies, Black Butterflies & the Cross

  Zombies, Black Butterflies and The Cross As you may have read in my newsletter I recently had a dream about zombies. I’ve never had a dream about them, but I’ve met some walking dead, and at times I’ve battled issues that made me look and feel like a dead woman walking horror. Recently IContinue reading “Zombies, Black Butterflies & the Cross”

If You Clean Your Room ~ You Can Go To Europe

    Presentation – Life Lesson # 4 “And which of you that is a father shall his son ask for a loaf of bread, and the father gives him a stone? or a fish, and he gives him a serpent?” Luke 11:11 Our heavenly father wants to reveal His nature as a good father.Continue reading “If You Clean Your Room ~ You Can Go To Europe”

Help! I’ve Been Arrested!

I was recently traveling and had just pulled into a McDonalds to take a bathroom break.  I had been praying and listening to the radio all morning. During this past season I’ve been alone a lot except for when I’m doing ministry or helping someone in crisis or trauma. I also love being a roadContinue reading “Help! I’ve Been Arrested!”