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18 entries from November 2012

I'M FREAKED OUT!

Okay, I have to tell you…. I’M FREAKED OUT!!! Dennis Rainey, stops the broadcast and speaks directly to my husband, Mike. My friends, this is the craziest, bestest, radio interview with Dineen and I to date. As I told you yesterday, I was able to listen in before the BIG DAY… And I about fell on the floor when I heard Dennis Rainey start talking to my husband. I had completely forgotten about this exchange. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it all. So, on Monday, THIS MONDAY (Yikes, already), FamilyLife Today with Host, Dennis Rainey and co-Host, Bob Lepine will welcome Dineen and me along with Darla Stone to a three day broadcast, “Married to an Unbeliever.” Dineen and I are praying that God will help men and women to “happen” on to a radio station exactly when we are on the air to find us at... Read more →

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Chronicles, Announcements, Updates, Training, Radio... All Rolled Into One.

Hi Everyone, Lynn Here. Today is an update and it’s likely to be a bit rambling because there is so much going on in my head and life that it’s likely my busy brain will kick something out and I won’t remember to tell you until later in this post. Please forgive me and Dineen as we feel we have been busy, just like you with relatives, guests and the holiday. We have felt a bit distracted from our love and passion, ALL OF YOU. But, we are here. We have talked on the phone this past week and our love for this community, our prayers and our hearts for you continues to just grow and grow. Let’s start with our Community Miracle. Gang, WOW just WOW. We raise more than a $1,000 for the Nepali’s first Christmas. Dang, and that was by $5, $10, & $15 donations. There are... Read more →

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When Love Abounds: Four Choices to an Intentional Christmas

We’d said farewell to precious friends and the turkey and fixings now resided in our fridge, along with the deserts, thank goodness! Our Thanksgiving Day drew to a close with a sweet contentment that warmed our hearts. My husband even commented that he thought it was his favorite Thanksgiving so far. He and I worked to clean up the rest of the pots and pans, unaware that our two daughters and their sweeties sat at the dining room table, hooked into an action packed game of Catch Phrase. Only when we’d finished our clean-up did we become fully aware of the momentous scene playing out. How many years had I prayed and dreamed of such a day? For my two daughters to not just get along (with four years between them they often struggled to connect) but hang out and enjoy each other’s company? To one day see them with... Read more →

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There ARE Victories in our Community, Listen In

Hello Dineen & Lynn! I don't know if you remember me writing you asking for prayer regarding my marriage, it's been few months. I just wanted to say I am so thankful for all your prayers and support and blogs of encouragement and direction that helped me so much during my time of need. I have fought for my marriage through prayer and God's word. I am just amazed at all that I went through and was able to come this far through the grace of Jesus and support from everyone like you. In July my husband was saying he was still leaving me for another woman and that he COULDN'T love me anymore. I pressed on in God's word. During this time I became more aware of the demonic presence that was acting through my husband to destroy our marriage. I became bolder. One night coming home from my... Read more →

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Happy Thanksgiving

Dineen and I bring each of you our friends before the Lord today and we give thanks. We are thankful for your friendship, your trust and mostly that you are part of our lives. We are thankful that you are living to thrive in your spiritually mismatched marriage. We give thanks that you love Jesus and are seeking Him with all of your heart. We are thankful that Jesus chose us, chose you before the world began. We are thankful. Lord we give you all praise, honor and glory. May Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We are thankful for the amazing love you have shown to the Nepali people. We are thankful that we raised nearly a $1,000 through small donations. So many of you gave and I promise you it will have a lasting impact on the Kingdom. So today on this day... Read more →

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God’s Unexpected Healing, Part 3

Read part 1 here. Read part 2 here. Last week, I ended with a promise to tell you what fear and love have in common. I left that post convinced the answer was “nothing.” But I figured I better ask God, just to be sure. After all, the Bible tells us to fear God. So, I went for a walk and asked God about it. This is what He told me: “Fear and love have Me in common. I am love and I created fear to be a reaction to a perceived threat in order to seek safety and protection. The enemy has taken what I intended for your good and used it against you.” Whoa! Hadn’t thought of it that way and I’m not sure I would have without the help of the Holy Spirit. Now the rest of my healing story and how this is pertinent to the... Read more →

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A Miracle ~ One Person At A Time

My friends...... SAY WHAT? Over $800 so fare for our miracle Christmas present to the Nepali Villagers. And think about it. The most anyone could give was $15. I just want to cry. Please know that I have taken you with me to the throne of grace asking for your blessing and breakthrough and increase. Today I want to share with you a video of Lisa and one of her close friends, she calls her Neapli brother, Rubin. Rubin serves the new Christian church in these villages. I pray you are delighted. Here are the words. Chaina Chaina Chaina kehi chaina (nothing nothing nothing...there is nothing) Mero munma kehi chaina (there is nothing in my heart...) 2x Yeshu bahaek mero munma (...nothing but Jesus in my heart...) Aru kehi chaina (there is nothing else) Aru kehi chaina (nothing else) The bridge is different every time. Ruben would sing about other... Read more →

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Weekend Worship — Out They Go!

My friends, our wristbands just arrived at my door Friday afternoon and with the help of my daughter and her boyfriend, they are packed and read to go! We wound up with almost 100 addresses—the latest country added was India! That makes 9 different countries now. Wow! So, be on the look out for your envelope to arrive. I apologize for having to tape the bands to the back of the certificates, but that was the only way to keep from paying a package rate for each one. The difference would have been over a dollar and for almost 100—a bit costly indeed. I'm so excited to get these out to you! Let me know when you get them. And how cool would it be to see a "stranger" wearing one of these and finding out you are sisters in Christ?! That's a story I'd love to hear. I am... Read more →

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He Breathed On Me, Part III

Part I Part II There’s a shift in the atmosphere. I can’t explain it. Well perhaps I can. Since returning home after my re-sign, the new gifts I received have been developing. It’s been a rocky and rough development. I’m tripped up with road blocks from the enemy and from my own doubts and unbelief. I’m stopped in my tracks through some of my old habits of sin. Yet, I manage through God’s unfathomable love and encouragement to get back up, brush myself off. I run to the wilderness and pray and I find myself able to walk further in The Presence. So if you are on a rocky road, welcome to the party! But, with all the uncertainty of the new gifts and struggling at times to keep my dove on my shoulder, I’m in a place of utter fascination. I’m noticing how I’m becoming more aware of the... Read more →

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God's Unexpected Healing, Part 2

My friends, last week I shared the first part of my unexpected healing at Bethel Church and God’s gift of truth from a dear woman named Helen. Now for the rest of the story. Or rather, the results of this dramatic healing in my life that keeps playing out on a daily basis. Wow! I really didn’t understand everything at the time that it happened. The full reality didn’t unfold immediately. With this kind of internal healing, it’s like a walk of discovery. Only as you move forward do you see the changes. I remember when I worked as a youth minister, I loved the verse Galatians 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ set us free.” I craved that verse, wanted it to be true in my life more than anything but after a while I doubted it was possible. Seemed like my faith walk and life was an... Read more →

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Miracles and a Powerful Financial Prayer for You

As I was reading the Word this morning, I read this passage below. And in that instant God said to me, “Lynn, this is for all of you who I have laid upon your heart my people in the Nepali villages. Share this will them and give them hope and tell them how much their gifts have brought joy to my heart and a smile to my face.” Whoa! Here is the passage: Hebrews 10:23-24 NLT Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. My friends, the greatest gift we have received is hope. Our hope that God CAN be TRUSTED to keep his Promises. And out of our great hope follows our joy which becomes ways to motivate one another to... Read more →

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Weekend Worship — Keep Going!

A few weeks ago as I was out walking and praying, AND having one of those days that I was truly struggling with some decisions and issues in my life, I came across this garbage can on the side of the path. I read the message (which wasn't there a couple days earlier when I walked last) and smiled. I'd just been praying about something that I wasn't sure how to move forward on and then I read this wonderful hand painted message in gold. "Keep going." I have no doubts that God put it upon this person's heart to write this message and I'm one of those it was intended for. Sometimes that's what God asks us to do when we're walking through the more difficult challenges of life. And we can trust His message to keep going because even though we don't know how it's all going to... Read more →

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He Breathed On Me

Okay, I left you last week with this astonishing story of a girl who was ordered by the God of the Universe to free my husband from the prison cell where “I” had placed him. Can I just say: OUCH! Well what I have to share today is not only my husband’s freedom but mine as well. And mostly my friends, YOUR FREEDOM IS AT HAND. He Breathed On Me, Part Deux Many profound things happened to the three of us in the span of three days. And today, I’m of the humble place to share with you the most important thing that happened. We stood in the very real and tangible presence of our Holy God. At one point during the third day I was so overcome by His presence that I was absolutely paralyzed and sorta like electrocuted (in a good way). I will explain in a future... Read more →

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Tablecloth of Thanks

It’s never too late to start a new tradition in your home, especially one which brings honor to the Lord. I have a story to share and a photo. I also want to give you a chance to share some of your holiday traditions or giggles. Join in today and share a Thanksgiving holiday tradition from your home or share a funny holiday hiccup. I will share with you that like many newly married young women, I didn’t realize the turkey was stuffed with bagged giblets. Yep, I cook the turkey with the plastic bag and the giblets still inside. We ate it anyway. Also, three years ago, I set the oven on fire when I moved the giant bird around. I freaked out. My husband came running. The house was crazy, people were yelling, crying and freaking… Perhaps it was only me doing the yelling, crying and freaking. My... Read more →

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God’s Unexpected Healing

I stood among many who could tell you at least one thing they wanted to be healed of. For now, we’d stood as community worshipping God in the late morning at Bethel Church. I still hoped that before I left this amazing place that God would heal me of a physical condition that I had lived with for over 10 years. The pastor (Bill Johnson) that morning began to speak and then seemed to change direction. I can’t tell you everything he said. I only remember him speaking about the lie of insignificance and that some of us in the audience were struggling with it. The next thing I remember is breaking down into sobs. In my mind I remember asking why, why was I crying? Hadn’t God dealt with this area of my life in the past, the years of hurt from a childhood filled with rejection? Lord, didn’t... Read more →

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We Believe In Miracles

Do You Believe? Matthew 10:8 "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils; freely ye have received, freely give." Today’s post is going to mess you up. It’s going to take you all over the place and it is going to bring you home. This post will give you a glimpse of a love that surpasses logic and understanding. And this post is so much about you. Please forgive me if I prayed for you before you read this and ask God to move you by this story. I prayed: O Lord, rend our heart. Open it bleeding to feel what you feel. To love like you love. To be the chosen of the Chosen ONE to bring your purpose, your love and your Kingdom to this world today. In Jesus powerful name. Amen. This community at SUM believes in miracles. And we were part of... Read more →

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Weekend Worship — Two Songs!

My precious friends, these two songs have spoken to my heart and spirit in sweet ways this week and I want to share them with you. I pray as you listen that the Holy Spirit would settle upon you with sweet comfort, joy and encouragement. I pray the presence of God would be a sweet scent to fill your sense with the reassurance that He is with you always and desires to keep company with you! I pray that you would have an encounter with Jesus that would change your heart forever! Wherever you are, our Lord longs to meet with you right there! Love you all so much! Dineen Read more →

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Taking Off The Badge

Sometimes are you overcome and overwhelmed with the sheer love and patience God bestows upon you? Ya? Glad it’s not just me. His relentless persistence to get through to my heart and more, my thick-head, is astounding. In the weeks since the conference, I feel like I’m reading scripture for the first time. I’m in love with the book of Luke right now and can’t get enough. I’m reading that book like it was personally written for me. Scripture verses have new meaning, depth and POWER in my life. And my friends I want to share a scripture passage that I hope utterly brings you to the floor with worship and prayer and then raises you up to the purpose and the power it is intended. And it is a scripture written just for us, spouses who live with pre-believers, doubters and even those hostile to Christ. So, get ready.... Read more →

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