My family and I would like to take a moment to send you a Christmas prayer and blessing. It is such a joy to walk with all of my followers, partners and friends.
This year the whole world around us has changed. This has been a year of deep sorrows for many but also great joy as the hope of Jesus becomes a far greater reality to each of us. Our eyes have been lifted higher to behold our King.
We send this prayer from our hearts and our home to yours…
We pray that the everlasting joy and love of God would fill your hearts and your home to a measure that you have never known before. May our Savior and Deliverer, who was born in a manger, find a home in your heart that becomes a resting place for His glory and presence. May the gift of grace, mercy and everlasting faithfulness— that He secured for you— overflow upon everything that pertains to you and everyone that your heart holds dear. May your hope never fade, your faith never lack and your joy be bountiful.
Thank you to all who have so generously stood with us through 2020. We have heard so many testimonies of miraculous provisions as you gave sacrificially. His faithfulness is never ending. Our hearts have been blessed by your notes, your gifts and your faith in Jesus.
As Christmas is a time of giving— just as the Father gave us His only son— we want to give you another opportunity to give back. If you would like to give a Christmas gift to support this ministry, we will add our link below.
The verse from Luke 6:38 is a gift from God that is always added to those who give!
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
We have witnessed the truth of this verse in our lives over and over throughout the years. The greatest joy at Christmas is the gift of giving— it is one of our favorite things to do! It seems to be one of God’s favorite things as well— He never stops giving good and perfect gifts to His kids.
Merry Christmas to each of you! May His light brighten every shadow, His promises bring you hope and His love give you unspeakable joy.
As most of you know, on December 21,2020— on the darkest day of the year (first day of winter: shortest daylight of the year), around the globe we will see the night sky lit up with what looks like a Christmas star. In reality it will be the first time in 800 years that Jupiter and Saturn meet together to create “light in the darkness” or a “Christmas star.”
Two months ago the Lord began speaking to me about a “meeting” (joining or kiss) that would take place after the conclusion of Hanukkah. I shared it with some but most people’s minds were on the election and not on what would happen in December. The Lord told me that there would be a manifestation of Psalm 85:10 that would occur,
Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
The meaning of the name Jupiter is “The Supreme God” and the meaning of the name Saturn is “The God of the Harvest”! In the midst of darkness they will meet together and kiss the earth with a sign of light! I realize that these name meanings were based on mythology and Greek gods but I also understand that God created these planets and I believe that their names actually point to our true “Supreme God” and “God of the Harvest” (capital “G” God— not small “g” god).
What awe and wonder we will see and encounter! Our Supreme God will kiss the harvest and many will know that He alone is God. This may just be the beginning of the great harvest that we have all prayed for and awaited.
12/21 will mark a great turnaround and alignment where love and faithfulness, righteousness and peace meet together and kiss creation! 2020 may have been the threshold of entering the greatest harvest the world has ever seen as light penetrates darkness. Hearts were aligned, His people met together in the midst of great separation, His remnant church was awakened and bought pure oil for her lamp. The global Ecclesia declared Jesus as King throughout the world as one bride and one body joined with one God! What a glorious sight as heaven and earth have aligned. Let earth receive her King!
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In late 2019 my family received a prophetic word about General George Washington crossing the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 (establishing the first victory for the continental army in the Revolutionary War). This confirmed the timing of our family’s move from the West Coast to the Washington DC region to begin the assignment God was asking us to go on. Yet— we knew that there may be more to this prophetic word then merely the timing of our move.
Then on 11/11/2020, while in Plymouth, Massachusetts with a group of national prayer leaders, the prophetic word about “crossing the Delaware” was brought up in conversation and a trusted (and keenly prophetic) friend said, “That has a much bigger meaning than the timing of your move!” When she said this is was like the word was prophesied over us once again. It was fresh and new.
During our time in Plymouth we added our signatures to the original Mayflower Compact and the Lord helped pen a new covenant/compact for this group to make with Him. We signed it and sealed it on the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims coming to our shores.
The next morning, only moments prior to leaving Plymouth we met a woman who was deeply hurting and “battle weary” from a lifetime of pain. I had the honor of leading her to the Lord and watching the bitterness of the battles wash away into the river of the overcoming love of Jesus. Her first name is Norma, which means: Precept. The definition of precept is this, “A precept is a rule or direction, often with some religious basis, dictating a way you should act or behave. Precepts are life lessons that are usually passed down to children by leaders/authority figures such as parents, teachers, or religious figures (I’ll return to this point and why it is significant in a moment).
For some unknown reason to us, right before leaving our time with our new friend and new sister in the Lord, she told me us her middle name, Lorraine. Well, my husband and I looked at each other in amazement because that is my middle name as well!! It means, “famous in battle”, overcomer or famous army. This lady and I had almost identical childhood trauma (which is why I could minister to her so readily) and we shared the same middle name; a name that represents a great battle that is overcome and becomes historic or famous. Her first name represented what we are fighting for in our nation and why we were in Plymouth— to secure the precepts of the original Mayflower compact and to receive a new covenant to secure for our children and their children! We also are in a great battle in our nation that will decide the behaviors, rules and precepts we will align with in the days ahead. Her salvation felt like a sign of the “conversion of a nation coming back to God.”
As we left Plymouth we put our home address into our navigation phone’s GPS and expected it to take us on the exact route as we took going to Plymouth. As we drove through the state of New Jersey we began to notice that our GPS had taken us off the “original path” and through a rural landscape. Not knowing where we were (but trusting our navigation system) we forged ahead. At one point we found ourselves on a narrow bridge crossing a river. As we crossed over the sign in front of us read, “Welcome to Washington Crossing”— I just about jumped out of my seat and quickly got my phone out to look for the name of the river that we had just crossed— YES— you guessed it! We had just crossed the Delaware River!
I knew that the journey we have been in the past year has been a prophetic one but this was a huge piece and significant moment! As we crossed the Delaware I felt like Miriam when she and the people of Israel crossed the Red Sea— I felt like dancing! I knew that God was saying that a miraculous crossing was about to happen and we would see a great (and soon to be famous) battle won that would secure the precepts of our nation. In my spirit I could see Moses and George Washington as they both faced impossible crossings that would establish victory and freedom from tyranny. I saw the bold courage that they carried as “men who brought nations into deliverance” come upon our leaders and upon the Church. This courage carried a mantel of great faith which gave bold courage in the face of certain defeat. God was about to do the impossible and reveal that He alone is the great I Am!
My family crossed the country a year ago between the dates of December 26th – January 10th. These dates are highlighted once again to me. We are in a true spiritual and national battle that the global Ecclesia will need to battle in prayer throughout the month of December but I sense that there will be a crossing over that begins on Christmas that will secure a victory over what appears to be sure defeat.
We cannot look at what our eyes see because we will merely see a sea before us and a great enemy army at our backs. We must keep our eyes upon the Lord and trust in Him! Can we, even now, establish the precept of “In God We Trust?” In the midst of tyranny, oppression, the seeking to remove religious freedoms and a plethora of anti-Christ agreements— will we trust God or will we shrink back in the fear of men and in what appears to be sure defeat. We lay everything down to see the glory of the Lord established in our nation and throughout the nations of the world.
Let us receive the mantel of Moses and the bold courage of George Washington, who both faced the impossible and believed that in the face of sure defeat, it is God who can establish our victory.
“Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one. “Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.” But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them. Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury. For the Lord declares, “I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.” The king proclaims the Lord’s decree: “The Lord said to me, ‘You are my son. Today I have become your Father. Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession. You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.’” Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth! Serve the Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling. Submit to God’s royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities— for his anger flares up in an instant. But what joy for all who take refuge in him!” Psalms 2:1-12
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Jeffrey and I wrote this Christmas devotional book together and called it “The Sounds of Christmas.” It is a beautiful hardbound book that has 25 stories and meditations themed around 25 different Christmas songs that ring forth the joy of our Savior’s birth.
This is perfect personal devotional or a family devotional. Isn’t it time to start a new Christmas family tradition?
Bring the “sounds of Christmas” to life with this wonderful book. It makes a great gift that is both personal and affordable at only $7.99!
The third night of Hanukkah this year is coinciding with Christmas Eve— the eve of our Savior’s birth. As we remember another night of the miraculous light that burned in the temple we also remember the announcement of the angels that the miracle of a virgin giving birth would bring light into the world.
Luke 2:8-20 –And in the same area there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And then an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were very afraid. But the angel said to them, “Listen! Do not fear. For I bring you good news of great joy, which will be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you: You will find the Baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”
“Suddenly there was with the angel a company of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace, and good will toward men.”
Good news of great joy! This light, who’s name is Jesus, has never dimmed or stopped burning. The oil of His love, joy, grace, mercy and kindness still fills the temple and the hearts of all who believe. All the earth us filled with His glory.
Tonight as our family lights the third candle we will remember our Savior and the eve of His birth; his young mother had no room to lay her head as she prepared to bring forth the greatest gift known to mankind. We will remember that He came, He lived among us, He revealed His Father to us and He paid the price for our sin in order to reconciled us to God. Tonight will bask in the joyous and triumphant miracle of His resurrection on the third day!
We join with all the angles to announce “tidings of great joy” to a world that is searching for true joy. Because He lives we now have become a light that shines in the darkness with the miraculous oil of His love and salvation. The miracle oil still burns today. Joy to the world— the LORD HAD COME, let earth receive her King!
The hope of Israel came! He came as a miraculous light in the form of a tiny baby. Yet, the government rests upon His shoulders and His Kingdom has no end. Rejoice, rejoice…Emmanuel has come and is with us always!
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice. From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:6-7
Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Hanukkah!
Thank you to all who have stood with us in prayer and support as we prepare to make the 3000 mile journey across our nation on January 4th. We remember Mary, who traveled on the back of a donkey while pregnant with our Savior and we rejoice that our “small hardship” is unto Him!
If you would like to give a gift of financial support as we cross over to live in the Washington DC region (Virginia), we would be so blessed to receive your gift of love. Go give go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/
Tonight at sunset the second candle of Hanukkah will be lit. The oil was only supposed to last for one night but it miraculously lasted for eight nights.
I believe that today, on this second night (when the oil should have run out) that miracles of multiplication will be seen once again. If there is an area that you are lacking in and what you have will not last for what you need tomorrow, begin to declare the words, “Not by might, nor by power, but by Your spirit…”
His Spirit releases the oil of multiplication and will prosper and multiply what you have as it is used and offered in faith. When there was only enough oil for one night they didn’t hold it back but lit the lamp— they used the oil. As they did, God multiplied it so that it lasted until the process of producing more oil was completed. Eight full days. The number eight Biblically represents new beginnings.
Often we hold back when we don’t have enough for the days ahead. But, that is because many live in the fear that God won’t keep His promise in our “tomorrow” if we don’t see it today. Yet, it is only what we hold back that is truly lost. If the oil hadn’t been used to light the first night’s lamp then the other nights of miracles would never had happened.
I remember a miracle that happened when my family was living out of our country as missionaries. We only had enough money to buy food for that day. We had four kids and about four dollars to our name. That small amount would buy milk and eggs. But on that Sunday morning at church the Lord asked me if I would give it to Him. I fussed with fear for a moment and then emptied the small amount of provision we had from my purse into the offering. Somehow we made it through the week with what we had and the next Sunday our leaders decided to honor us and asked us to come to the front of the church. They asked the people to pour money into our laps. That morning we received almost $8,000!!! More than enough! My $4 was multiplied into $8,000!! God didn’t need my original $4 but He wanted to pour the oil of His Spirit upon my small faith and watch it grow!
Our Heavenly Father held nothing back from us. He gave His only Son as a light that miraculously has continued to burn and bring forth more sons and daughters then ever could be counted. He is the “servant candle” on the lamp stand of our lives; lighting all the others!
Hold nothing back! When we hold back we align with “worrying about tomorrow!” Trust Him and give what is supplied today and watch the miracle of multiplication touch your “oil” and bring light to your life for many days to come.
Happy Hanukkah— day two!
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TILL WE CROSS OVER! Our family and ministry will begin our cross country move from Oregon to Virginia (to be near the Washington DC area) in less than two weeks. This is a “destiny” move to stand with God’s heart for our nation during this critical time. If you would like to support us financially as we cross over you can give through our website at: https://www.inscribeministries.com/
Thank you and we pray the miracle of multiplication upon your gift!
This week families all over our nation gathered around tables to share in the celebration of Thanksgiving. As I viewed many pictures of families smiling together I thought of the “stories behind the smiles” that often are much different than what a social media post relays.
This past week one family that we know lost their wife and mom in a car accident. Another, spent the day remembering a child that they lost recently and still another faced pending cancer treatments. Behind our family photos we are feeling the ache as we prepare for some family members to move 3000 miles away, one child was not present and is facing homelessness, one has just fallen in love and can’t stop smiling, and one couple going through the pains of infertility. A true mix of joy and pain.
There is always incredible beauty and deep felt pain in the background of every picture, every life and every family. No one is exempt from the joy or the pain. But what makes it all worth it is that we are a part of a family. We rejoice together, we weep together and we risk experiencing pain to experience the joy and beauty.
Why did Jesus go to the cross? It wasn’t to give a “hero of the day” social media post…it was to make a way for His family to be together for all eternity. Family was the “joy set before Him” as He endured the cross. Before the creation of man and woman; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit weren’t bored or unhappy but they knew that making a family in their image would be good! When sin, pain and heartbreak touched that family they knew that no sacrifice was too great to gain them back.
This is what God is still longing for! His mission has not changed. He wants to bring back all the sons and daughters who have gone astray or who are not experiencing family. There are still members of the family missing from the picture! He rejoices with the family gathered around Him and yet there is deep pain for the ones that are missing. There are stories behind the smiles that compel Him to send His sons and daughters to leave everything to try to fulfill the longing to see His family united as one.
Our family moves many times and the majority of those moves have been to go where His heart is calling us to in order to fulfill His longing for the family in that city and nation. This is the story for many who have said, “Here I am, send me.”
God loves family!! He is the One who sets the lonely in family. If you are lonely then there is family for you! They are all across the world and waiting to receive you. Don’t sit alone…find family! Wherever we have been there has always been a family there to be a part of. Is it a perfect family! No, there is pain, brokenness, imperfections and dysfunction of some sort within every natural and spiritual family but there is love, joy and beauty to be found if you’re willing to embrace the “weeping and the rejoicing.” You can’t have one without the other.
As we enter into the holiday season, let’s remember that perfection isn’t the goal…family is. So sit with the broken and comfort them, hear the voices of the ones who feel unheard, hug the ones who feel unloved and ache with the one who is struggling to find hope. Then and only then will joy come and rejoicing come. May the story behind the smiles in pictures be one that says, “Through it all I have been well loved!” That is what makes family.
Let us love well! As we finish this year and prepare for a new year let us strive to be more present with the one standing in front of us, let’s listen more attentively, love more deeply, give more readily and “feel” more sensitively.
A social media post is merely the cover photo of a book that tells a much longer story. It’s a story of joy and pain, successes and failures, gains and losses, tragedies and triumphs. The story is what makes true family; not the picture. Our God isn’t looking for the perfect family, He’s merely wanting every person ever created to be a part of His family. Let’s see His dream come true by loving well…in weeping and rejoicing we can truly be a family.
November and December are the months of the year that most faith-based ministries experience a large decline in giving. Will you stand with us by making these months known as the best giving months of the year? To give a gift to this ministry, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/
I love the wonder and excitement in the face of children, the carefully chosen and colorfully wrapped gifts nestled under the tree, the stockings hung and filled with little treasures, the Christmas story being read by fathers, the smell of freshly baked cookies coming from kitchens, new Christmas pajamas being worn and little ones being cuddled and the glow of Christmas lights that bring peace and joy to all who see them.
May this day be all of those things and more for you and your family. Most of all…may the lasting joy of the Savior that was born to us be what makes this Christmas one to be treasured and cherished throughout the years to come. Love came down and He still brings wonder, excitement, gifts, treasures, warmth, embrace, light, joy and peace to all who let Him in.
I woke up to a text from a close friend asking me about the numbers 12:22. I stopped to ask the Lord if He had something to say about this (because there are many amazing 12:22 scriptures) and this is what He gave me!!
““Son of man, you’ve heard that proverb they quote in Israel: ‘Time passes, and prophecies come to nothing.’ Tell the people, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will put an end to this proverb, and you will soon stop quoting it.’ Now give them this new proverb to replace the old one: ‘The time has come for every prophecy to be fulfilled!’” Ezekiel 12:22-23
I felt Him say that after 12/22 (December 22nd) we will be moving from a time where often we saw “prophecies come to nothing” into vs. 23…THE TIME HAS COME FOR EVERY PROPHECY TO BE FULFILLED!!
The end of 2018 will mark a time where a new “proverb” or saying will replace the old. Delays, disappointments and doubt will be replaced by faith, fruit and fulfillment!
Begin to declare and prophesy the new proverb (saying) over your life, family, church, city and nation!