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Reuben

March 13, 2014

Can I tell you about my new, God sent, friend Reuben?

 

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Honestly, I may never see him again earthside. We went out to minister at the Orlando Women’s Center when Reuben came by. He went up to John Barros and they began talking like old chums. Mind you, I’m standing to the side wondering who this is. Can I trust him? Did he bring his girlfriend here? Who is this man that is now having his photo taken with John?? Dag gone this place is confusing. Continue Reading…

Our Unusual Vacation

March 12, 2014

Last month we took a very random trip down to Florida. And while down there we did the obvious – we went to Disney! We were able to go because of my husbands family and their military discounts. We played at Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Except for the day it down poured. That I could have done without. But overall we had a fun time going on rides and just walking around.

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The Touch of Christ

November 1, 2013

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We were standing in the hallway at the Allume conference. There was a buffet lunch and the line, directly in front of us, was almost complete. My littlest one had had just about enough. He was in need of some rest. I secured him into his umbrella stroller and attempted to walk as quickly as I could to the exit. Then I saw her.

Ann Voskamp.

I walked past her. Seeing that she was speaking with somebody. I didn’t want to bother so I kept walking. I had almost gotten to the doors when my feet stopped and turned back toward her. Afterall, this may be the only chance I ever get to say “thank you.”

I waited patiently behind for her conversation to finish. Then more people came to talk with her. My little one was getting restless but I just couldn’t let this moment pass. Like a few months previous when I had waited hours in line just to tell Michelle Duggar “thank you.”

I gently laid my hand on her shoulder and told her a very light version of my story. How I run a blog called Eucharisteo and yet it wasn’t until recently that I fully understood what that meant to me. The embrace of knowing that life is appreciated left me feeling loved. I was thankful the Spirit turned my feet back to her.

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On the Box

August 21, 2013

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This summer has been the season that I’ve been yearning for since I became a follower of Christ. We have been heavily learning how to share our faith. Without using Christianese.

Without sharing my entire conversion story right now let’s boil it down to the fact I was an atheist one year prior {thanks to a philosophy class in high school}. The only Bible I had was a children’s Bible that I read only the first couple pages of over the years. We had a large, old, family Bible but it was on a stand for display, never opened. So when I became a follower of Christ it was drastic! I was on fire! I wanted to tell everybody! But not having a Bible I didn’t know what to tell anybody.

Fast forward 14 1/2 years.

I began listening to On the Box with Ray Comfort. Don’t ask me how. I can honestly tell you that I do not remember how I came upon this. I had known of Way of the Master for years {since 2002?} but never really dug too deep into it. For whatever reason, Yahweh opened my eyes a few months ago and taught me so much that no church has ever attempted to. The churches I’ve attended have always taught to “bring a friend to church!” Ok, great, now what? I was never even taught how or why to invite people. I know that may sound stupid to some people but it really didn’t make sense. I mean, why should I stop my friend from going to another religious service? Why should they come to my church? Sure you can easily invite friends to a bonfire or movie night, but isn’t fellowship with Christ more than that? So when we began listening to On the Box I became addicted! This is what I have needed!

I am so thankful that my children have also been hungrily eating up God’s word and sharing it with others. So here is the main purpose of this post. My second daughter has been having a conversation with a dear friend of mine on instagram. My friend is a true follower of Christ, but she wanted to help my daughter out so she heckled her! She caused my daughter to dig deep and really understand her faith. The catch? We did this on instagram so she had to respond to my friends questions within 15 seconds! Let me tell ya, that got the whole family involved! Trying to pare down a long explanation into a Reader’s Digest response was difficult but helped all of us to be rooted down deeper.

Without further ado here are nine 15 second clips of my daughter answering her “heckler”

The first video is my daughter calling me out. This is what started it all.

My friend saw what was going on and decided to join in. I asked her question to my daughter.

From here on out I would ask my daughter the question and then videotape her. So I’ll post the response/question above the rest of the videos.

“You said I won’t be allowed in heaven because I’ve broken God’s commandments…so I just stay in the ground when I die.”

“I don’t know-I’m still searching. But if there is a god-why does he let bad things happen to good peaople.”

“Well I recognize I’m not the best person…I could be better…but I’m not as bad as some people…You keep mentioning Jesus…but I’m still not sure why this name matters…”

“Yes. But little white lies, those are no big deal…right?”

“Certainly not intentionally but probably. So, you are going to call me a thief…if I’m all these bad things and I am destined for God’s prison-why do you still want to talk to me?”

“Ok so I need a doctor…how do I get well?” {two part answer}

I hope this has encouraged you or maybe made you curious. Go check out the On the Box youtube channel and soak it all up! There are years of videos on there that are so incredibly beneficial! And then start a convo with people on instagram. It’s a great way to make sure you know what you believe.

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15

Blessings!

The Silent Church

August 8, 2013

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Last week I had to miss out on my trip to the abortion mill. My husband needed me home that day as he prepared for his trip to Guatemala. I was crushed that I couldn’t be there. And even more so when the updates started coming in…

“41 cars and at least 41 babies here to be murdered today!”

“There are 44 babies at least here today to be killed. There are so many hear that the waiting room cannot hold all the support people and they have overflowed onto the porch. This is an incredibly busy day. “

“very, very busy today and the spiritual warfare was extreme. The final count was 45 cars carrying 45 women.”

All I could think about was how there will be two full sized kindergarten classes in Charlotte that will never meet earth-side.

A fellow counselor then posted a video she took of a mom dancing in the parking lot of the abortion mill with her very young daughter. Dancing to, wait for it, satantic music. Oh the enemy attacked again. Not only was I not there but another family was all plagued with headaches that day. So the number of counselors was low and the number of those dancing and laughing over death was high. Sweet babies who were resting safely within their mothers wombs were severed limb by limb. At least one of them being 18 weeks along. The abortionists pockets were lined thicker. And the counselors hearts have been almost too heavy to bear this week.

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