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18 entries from March 2015

A Promise for Our Non-Seekers

My friends, I have a story to tell you and a powerful nugget to share with you today. As you know God moved me my hubby and me to Florida in December. I have to say I am loving it here more than I ever imagined possible (Eph. 3:20). And I am seeing and understanding each day how this move was and is part of my word for 2015—Sanctuary. My new church here is the setting of this story and the driving force of this story is the Holy Spirit. You see, the first or second week I came to church, He pointed out a particular person and told me to take note of her. I knew that meant at some point there would be an exchange between us. He’s done this before so I’ve learned to pay attention. That exchanged finally happened last Wednesday, my friends, and the “nugget”... Read more →

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Easter Praise-A-Thon

Hello SUMite Nation, Again!!!!!! You did it again! This amazing family on the web emailed and left comments for Heidi that will fill her blossom tree. THANK YOU. You wrote words of faith, hope and love. THAT is what the family of God looks like. THAT is unity in Christ. You loved on this woman that you didn’t know. She will be forever touched by your kind words of love, prayers and scripture verses of encouragement. I adore you! As I’m typing I hear the Holy spirit whisper into my heart, “I’m so proud of the SUMite family. This nation, each person, is stronger than they think. They are mighty in deed and power. And their love reaches far past the darkness. THEY are the unlikely world changers. I love them with a fierce love.” —The Lord Almighty My friends, Easter is next Sunday. Today, what I want to do... Read more →

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Guest Post: The Truth by Joanne Marsh

My friends, I'm so excited to share Jo's post with you today. She shared this truth with me recently in an abbreviated form and I asked her to write about it, because it's so foundational and encouraging. I pray it lifts your perspective higher than it's ever been before. Thank you, Jo, for giving us a glimpse of your faith journey. We love you! Hugs! ~Dineen and Lynn The Truth As God connects with each of us in unique and personal ways to guide us, my direction comes through visuals. Sometimes I get a photograph. Other times the Holy Spirit takes a snapshot. And on some occasions such as this time I am about to share, I get a “prize” to pick up, like I have been on a treasure hunt with my Daddy. In this instance, two years ago while I was out walking, I passed by a tiny... Read more →

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Easter Community Miracle - SUMite Nation

My SUMite Friends, Might I ask you today to join me in another Community Miracle? In October, 2012 Dineen and I attended a conference together that radically changed our faith life and our ministry. It was an amazing conference. However, what you like don’t know is that one other woman traveled with us that year. She happened to phone me and I mentioned the conference. The next day she called me and said, “I want to go with you.” So, she did!!! Her name is Heidi and I have known her for years. Several years ago her family moved into the house directly behind mine. And her husband is my dentist. It truly is a small world at times. Anyhoo, Heidi is an amazing woman of faith and has traveled some difficult journeys. She is on one of those unexpected journeys right now. A month ago, doctors detected a brain... Read more →

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The Temptation of Jesus

My friends, the Holy Spirit has me reading the book of Luke right now. Again, He seems to be pointing out particular stories and giving me deeper revelation as part of our preparation right now. These are exciting revelations and exciting times. We are hearing more and more reports of breakthroughs throughout this community and all over the world, actually. So, please don’t lose hope if you’re still waiting for your breakthrough. God hasn’t forgotten you and He certainly isn’t mad at you. He’s always working for your good and putting things into place for your breakthrough. If anything, lately, I am stunned over and over again at the perfection of His timing. Trust Him to do this good thing in your life and just because you don’t see a shift or change around or in you doesn’t mean He’s not working. Just this week I was surprised by a... Read more →

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Weary From Long-Term Issues

There is enormous insight in a well know passage in the book of Luke. If you have issues. If you are weary. If you are wondering where your breakthrough is... THIS VIDEO LOG is for you. I love you my friends. Have a great week. Lynn A Woman With An Issue of Blood by: Lynn Donovan from Spiritually Unequal Marriage on Vimeo. this is a profound story within a story from the book of Luke. Chapter Eight. Join me for several profound insights you may have missed. Read more →

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A Change in Perspective, Part Three

Dear friends, I’ve been sharing insights the Holy Spirit has been giving me on certain passages of Scripture, specifically how Jesus first changed the perspective of the person before healing or restoring them. Honestly, the more I study it, the more my spirit and mind tune in to. I’m now seeing how these and other healings that Jesus did are almost like a partnership. Jesus is very intentional in how He talks to the person first, discerns their heart and need. Remember, Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:1), just like we are, so again, we can truly appreciate how our Savior came to truly walk “among us and like us.” Today’s insight is brief, but I believe it will change our perspective this time. Take a look at the verse below. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good... Read more →

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Chronicles of the Donovan Clan - Spring Update

Well my friends, I think it’s time finally, to give you an update on the Donovan Clan. If you have been a reader here for longer than a year, you will remember that my son and his family relocated from Las Vegas to California last January. They moved in with us and lived here for a little over a year. Well, except, if you remember my son and his wife separated in June. I was heartbroken and bereft over the pain in all of our lives. We all were. This was especially difficult as I am an advocate of marriage and to watch my son’s marriage crumble in my own home, well, it was beyond devastating. Time marches on. It was a difficult year. Elise was sick often. I was sick often. Now as I look back I see with clarity that the last six months of the year were... Read more →

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A Change in Perspective, Part Two

On Saturday I shared how the Holy Spirit has had me reading the book of John and revealed some insights into two of the stories there. These insights have had me on a new tangent to understanding what it means to have a change of perspective, specifically when Jesus brings a change to our perspective and how He does this. This time we’ll look at the story of the adulterous woman… But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us... Read more →

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Spirit of Self-hatred - Annihilated.... Hallelujah!

There are many reasons why Dineen and I serve in ministry. There are times when it’s tough as people are broken, sick, oppressed and lost. We, the mismatched are truly on the front lines in our own homes, warring for our families. Ministry can be tough but it’s for moments like Tiffany’s that I get up every morning. It’s for victories like this that I pray with relentless power and love over our SUM family. It’s for lives that are touched by the love of Jesus that I remain always thankful to serve in any way, the Kingdom of God. Dineen and I continue to pray for your breakthrough. Love and hugs, Lynn Tiffany: LYNN! I HAVE TO SHARE WITH YOU AND MY FELLOW SUMITES!! I received the email for this post in my inbox on Monday at 1:07am (Post Title: It’s Demonic In Nature). I am just now seeing... Read more →

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A Change in Perspective, Part One

My friends, Abba Father has Lynn and I both working on books, separate books, but we are very much involved in helping each other. I can’t tell you how much I love that, to be able to support and help her and for her to support and help me. God impressed this book on me last year and I’ve been waiting for it to come into focus a little more. The title is Chosen, Transformed & Restored. And today I want to share a part of something that will be in the book because I believe it’s so relevant right now. As I shared in previous posts, the Holy Spirit has had me reading the book of John and revealed some insights into two of the stories there. These insights have had me on a new tangent to understanding what it means to have a change of perspective, specifically when... Read more →

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They Heard A Voice

This week something supernatural happened that made national news. I will say that I'm not surprised as I have expected that the world is going to see more and more of God's supernatural intervention in our world. What so great about this story is that four men corroborate the story. A mother and baby were in a car that careened out of control and cashed upside down in a river. The mother was killed on impact and the baby survived for 15 hours strapped upside down in her car seat. That is a miracle in itself but what I'm interested in is what happened when the fire and police arrived to initiate the rescue. Rescuers Heard A Voice Then, suddenly, they started hearing the distinct sound of a woman’s voice, calling to them to help. We heard a voice saying 'help me, we're in here.' It was clear as day.... Read more →

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The Joy Set Before Him

Dear friends, last week I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to do a three day fast for my husband. Now fasting is not easy for me but something about this felt important...pivotal...timely. I've shared in the past how God led me to read the story of Jericho and told me four things: my husband was my Jericho, I was to march around him in prayer, the seventh year would be the most difficult, and at the end of seven years my husband would be spiritually healed. That was fourteen years ago. I have no idea as to the delay for this word, but I have held fast to it, trusting God to do what He said. And last week, He led me to reread this story again. The very next day I read a message that was all about the story of Jericho. The author connected it to Purim... Read more →

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It's Demonic In Nature

In the past two weeks I keep hearing it. It whispers in the car, while in the shower, especially when I’m driving. It’s a voice that’s anything but tender, loving and kind. It’s the voice of darkness and lies. What is going on here? It’s been years since this menacing voice of condemnation has pestered me in such relentless fashion. I started to recognize what was happening after I spent an entire day squirming, blushing, paining from the ugly voice. I wonder if this happens to you? Let me explain. An old, old, embarrassing memory pops into your head and your mind rushes with embarrassment. Thirty minutes later, another memory. This time it’s a recollection of a personal and a specific situation where your actions/word hurt someone very deeply. It’s as if your mind relives the entire scenario with painful details. You shake your head and clear that memory and... Read more →

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Powerful SUMite Testimony of Faith

My friends, I want to share a precious testimony from one of our SUMites. She posted this on our 1Peter3Living Yahoo Group and when I read it, I knew right away it need to be shared. We never share anything from the 1Peter3Living group without permission first. So I emailed Becky and asked her if I could share her words here. Here is her reply: Please do, I want it to encourage as many people as possible and I don't care if it has my name on it or not. I actually deleted my facebook account. The Lord has brought me to a place of full reliance on Him and I am so thankful for it and the faith He has given me. I'm thankful for everything He's doing and already done and I want to boast in Him and His good works. :) —Becky Here is Becky's beautiful and... Read more →

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The Power We Have To Sanctify Our Spouse

SUMites. In the last week, through scripture, other books I’m reading, and email, I’ve been continually drawn to OUR power passage. 1 Corinthians 7:12-14. (See it below.) I am coming into new revelation that this passage is even more powerful than we think. When combined with the passage from Matthew 18:19, which is also being hammered home in me, I’m in a place of powerful belief and prayer. So, I think I want to revisit this passage and re-inspire you with what the Lord tells us when we are in a mixed – mixed up *grin*- marriage. I know that we have a ton of new readers who perhaps haven’t found our writings on this passage. So while I’m busy working away on my next book, please let me share again from Winning Him Without Words: I’ve lived many seasons unequally yoked and only now am I reaping the rewards... Read more →

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Our “Right” as Children of God

My friends, another clue arrived in my inbox last Thursday morning, a simple verse from John 1. But my spirit stirred and I knew the Holy Spirit was showing where to read next, where the next treasure hunt would begin. I read the first five verses of the book of John several times, enamored by verse five: The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. — John 1:5 NASB The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. — John 1:5 NLT The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. — John 1:5 Darkness (evil, the enemy) cannot overcome God's light (His presence), nor can it comprehend it. This is a foundational truth and the roots of our hope in Jesus. But the bigger treasure had yet to be found. The Holy Spirit nudged me on.... Read more →

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What Gods Love Looks Like

SUMite Family, I have to share that the word “family” has taken on an entirely larger implication in my life this past week. So, to say that you are my family, please know that I’m overwhelmed with authentic love and hope for you. Let me explain. I’m working on a new writing project and praise Jesus, the downloads are now flowing. It’s been astonishing. I’ve waited nearly a year for this past week and the few weeks that are ahead to hear the voice of God and His heart for the assignment He’s given to me. And this week in particular, I’m writing about the love of God. The love of a Father. Well, I don’t know how in the world you can encapsulate the love of God into a single chapter. However, I’ve asked the Holy Spirit to write this out because God will figure it out for me... Read more →

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