Claressa graduated in June 2022 from the ReFire Program in Tallahassee & is looking for employment to support herself, a handicapped son, & teen daughter. Read her full testimony used with permission.
For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever Psalm 9:18 One day one of the teachers where I was staying came to me for prayer, we prayed a prayer of agreement for her brother who was very … Continue reading But the Lord did not,
Are You a Pioneer? Pioneers leave to pursue a called destination, not knowing the way, the outcome, the dangers, the perils, the losses.
Over 30 years ago, on Palm Sunday, I was standing in praise and worship and the person standing beside me was getting very uncomfortable. At one point he raised their hands (something he never would have done in church). At one point, I almost thought he was making fun of the people who were raising their hands and singing out loudly. Because of his increased edginess he was unable to sit down or stand still. I had seen this edginess before, and usually he would just go out of the service. But this time, just before the close of the last song, he hurriedly pushed me aside and told me to let him out. I thought he was getting ill or leaving. Instead of heading for the back door, he walked fast nearly running to the front of the church. He grabbed one of the men in the front row and asked for prayer.
Are you currently facing a season of pruning? So many are in the midst of heart wrenching ambushes, amputations, and heartaches, caused by problems in our world. I There is a new phrase regarding a sign of this season which is flooding our headlines. They … Continue reading Ambushed & Amputated – Will You Survive The Pruning Season?
I was reading a book recently by Missionary Jack Chalk, "Living Right in a World of Woe" and I am hearing this same statement coming from different cultures and age groups. The truth is that whether people are repenting or not, God is in the … Continue reading Living Right in a World of Woe
That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Travel Update & Prayer Requests! Prayer PointsCOVID Test on the 9th to insure entry into Kenya on September 15thSafe travels and prayer for myself, my son Maverick, his wife Amy, Jonah, Hudson and Ava (Pray for this very long trip and we have to all … Continue reading Aim to please the LORD…
Let your [a]character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] [b]Himself has said, I will not in any way … Continue reading Pray, Plant, Feed & Water, Prune & Harvest
I was speaking with mine and my children's God mother Naomi Moore, and as usual she began to praise the Lord and remind me that we are in God's hands... God has the whole world in His hands. To listen to message by Podcast, If … Continue reading We are in His hands…
Dear beloved, I have spoken with many who are going through difficult times during this time of isolation and uncertainty. I am thankful most are relying on the presence and power of God's love to see them through. I've spoken with some whose fear is … Continue reading Prayer Partners in Times of Crisis
"For forty years - one year for each of the forty days you explored the land - you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you."Numbers 14:34 Then some stood up and gave this false testimony against … Continue reading 40 Days versus 40 Years – Fighting an unseen enemy…Corona Virus
Photo: Pastor Susan came all the way from a village to deliver gifts the day we were leaving!She brought a watermelon, a piece of cloth for Abide International Missionary Victor Campbell and a chicken! We love chicken! Dear Friend, "I thank my God every time … Continue reading The Chickens Are Crying…Eat More Beef!
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in … Continue reading Spiritual Abortion An Appeal To Heaven
Ode to Ginny Teacakes, Flowers & Jesus Arthritic fingers kneading dough, melting chocolate, Southern drawl… calling softly, Laa..ry, Raa...bert Flowers outside the window pane... It’s Jesus, that makes them grow!” She would say, “It’s the little things that add up, pile up and rust, or … Continue reading Ode to Ginny
I was sitting in a coffee shop thinking about Father's Day and asking God what He wanted me to share. There have been many influential fathers in my lives. Pictured above and below are just a few of some of the ones I know personally. … Continue reading Fathers, We Need You! You are Soul Care Providers
Suddenly Emergency Text Alert!! As I'm literally writing this blog, I get a text on my phone, "Did you say you are flying to Florida in two days? Have you seen the weather channel? Will Tropical Storm Alberto affect your travel? So I did what … Continue reading Emergency Text Alert!
At the beginning of the year the Lord gave me three separate words for 2018. He said, "Marlene, This is the year of Acceleration (suddenlies), Fruitfulness (inheritences and lost loved ones, and wealth being restored), and a Second Wind (miracles, signs, wonders and an empowerment … Continue reading Suddenly A Great and Mighty Wind!
In 1985 the Lord came into my office and spoke audibly to me at the moment my one-year-old had stopped breathing and turned completely blue. He spoke three words to me, “Marlene, it is time,” then my knees buckled and I hit the ground in a repentance prayer. Deliverance came from many things I’m not proud nor ashamed to share with others.
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) … Continue reading Do I have a Pharisee’s Heart? A Word about Yom Kippur