28 posts categorized "Conference"

Dancing With Jesus..... The Miraculous Happens

Part II ....... And indeed, a second and successful surgery saved her life. AMEN! My privileged vantage point has been awesome. I have a front row seat to view the life-long, faithfulness of God in these very later years of my mother’s life. Over the last few years as my own spiritual journey expanded and intensely grew, I shared so much of my faith experiences with my mom. I told her about the many freedoms I’ve attained through Jesus and also how some of the bondage that has lived in our family blood line has been cancelled I prayed over the phone with her to free her from familial spirits of Free Masonry and other issues that have plagued our family line for generations. In these her latter years, my mother is experiencing areas of heart healing from our Savior. The memories bring a smile of Godly joy to my... Read more →

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Conference At Merriman in Garden City, MI

Perhaps for a moment in time, just perhaps, we stood upon holy ground. Matthew 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” I bet many of you know these ladies. They like to hang around SUM! Gillian, Teresa, Melissa, Heidi, Joanne Some of the Ohio SUMites: Left to right: Judy, Mindy, Laura, Dawn, Chris This is Beloved, Franie. This conference started in her heart last summer. The Holy Spirit moved. We laughed, cried and we were loved on by our Lord! The skit was hilarious. I was cackling. Well done Merriman! This is the amazing team of leadership that made this day possible. Thank you is inadequate but THANK YOU! More photos are posted on our SUM Facebook page, click here. The best part of... Read more →

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Proverbs 3 & Spiritually Mismatched Conference

SUMites. In less than two weeks Dineen and I along with a number of you from our community will be meeting in Detroit, Michigan for a Spiritually Mismatched Conference. It’s not too late to decide to join us. Start your new year off with a full day focused on living victoriously in a spiritually mismatched marriage. How often is there a conference specific to our unique faith lives? The day is designed to release victory into our lives and strengthen our faith through a beautiful freedom process. The whole day builds until we reach the most beautiful encounter. The ending of the event is absolutely powerful and is anointed with the healing Presence of Jesus. Hope fulfilled! It’s not about me or Dineen. It’s all about our kind Father, Jesus our Savior and the Holy Spirit! If you are able to get there, get there!…. Please make your travel arrangements... Read more →

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Christmas and the Spiritually Mismatched Conference

Hello SUMites: I’ve come to realize that I’m in a struggle to keep up with holiday demands, writing and serving this community. My heart is to really be available to all of you as we work through the series on loneliness. And December is proving to be impossible to do – well, everything. So Dineen and I talked and decided that we are going to delay the series until after our week of fasting which is January 4-8, 2016. I still want to reply to all of the comments and emails and will do my best to do so. Dineen is having surgery on her shoulder tomorrow so we have decided to take a writing break through Christmas, the end of next week. We will have a few random posts that may pop up but mostly we are going to spend some time in rest and quiet. Boy howdy, don’t... Read more →

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Meet Lynn & Dineen In Person

Okay, our BIG announcement may not be a complete surprise but today we are making an official announcement and launch of a Spiritually Mismatched Conference. Wahoo!!! THRIVING In His Presence Conference Garden City (Detroit area), Michigan Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EST) Lynn & Dineen present: THRIVING in His Presence Conference *Revive your heart *Restore your marriage *Rejuvenate HOPE *Recognize your divine destiny and live it fully *Reach for the impossible *Risk for the Kingdom *Run in His Freedom Register through Eventbright Dineen and I are beyond psyched to be guests of the amazing team of Girlfriends of Grace Women's Ministry of Merriman Road Baptist Church. This is a group of women who are familiar with the unique and challenging circumstances of living with a pre-believer. They have a heart to bring hope to others and have organized a fantastic opportunity for us to meet... Read more →

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What Happens When You Hunger For More Of God - Lynn's Story

This is an unlikely story. This is a story of a God who loves one ordinary woman with such capacity and faithfulness that He would move His hand in astounding circumstances to touch her life and respond to the cry of her heart. This is my story. An ordinary blonde, sometimes whacky and somehow hopeful, found herself sitting in church holding her open Bible upon her lap. Her heart cry, “Lord, I believe your Word. Where are the miracles that I have read about all of my life?” He heard me. And a journey was set into motion. God sent me to find the answer to my question in Grand Junction, Colorado. Yep, weird I know. I was visiting my mother who moved there several years prior. In fact, my entire family was there that week in July of 2012. Sunday morning we had plans to travel to a Hot... Read more →

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The Combination To The Power Of Heaven

Hi My Friends, (Combination is at the bottom. Read all the way through.) Today I want to share a few thoughts with regard to healing. Several weeks ago I shared with you a few stories about healing. I finally want to chat with you about a mystery, the healing power of Jesus. Firstly, always, always, Jesus is our healer. He was bruised (Isaiah 53:5) for our iniquity and upon him the stripes of His beatings were for our healing. Man, if you just allow that thought in your head…… Recently I was listening to some teaching about healing. Did you know that Jesus’ face was beaten to a point that He was unrecognizable? When I consider the suffering He bore for my healing, I refuse to let one little bit of it go unclaimed. I will not waste the torture He endured that was meant for my healing. How about... Read more →

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Divine Appointments, Part 2

I’m so glad you came back to hear the rest of this story. And I know Lynn and I will come back with more stories too. It’s the last day of the Open Heavens conference. As I write this I haven’t a clue of what God has in store for us, but I know it will be good, because He is GOOD! Now back to the ACFW conference and the divine appointments God had planned for me. As I said, I knew there was more to hear from my new friend. I didn’t even ask God to orchestrate another meeting. I knew He would and told Him as much. This was really fun! The next day I had an appointment with an editor. After my appointment, I took a shortcut down the hallway to get back to the registration area. This hallway can get pretty busy when people are moving... Read more →

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Divine Appointments, Part 1

My friends, as you read this, Lynn and I are making our way to the Open Heavens Conference at Bethel Church in Redding, CA. This will be our third year going and I’m already praying for diving appointments. (Please pray with us on this and for our protection and safety as we travel. Thank you!) I prayed for this before the writers conference (American Christian Fiction Writers) I attended a couple weeks ago. And I told God it didn’t matter if they had anything to do with me or writing, I just wanted to see Him in action. Well, my week was packed with these appointments and it was the most fun I’ve had at one of these conferences to date. And I’ve been going for ten years now! My head is still spinning to think of them all but a few stand out, and today I’m going to share... Read more →

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Chronicles of the Donovan Clan - My Son And The Conference

Hello My Friends, Well, last week was quite the adventure. The conference did not disappoint. I learned a lot about fear. And my friends I think I have a lot to say about that four letter word. ahem…. My son was able to attend two of the four days. Hey, I will take what I can get. On the first day I was worried that it might be too much and that he’d tuned out. I glanced his direction and he was furiously typing on his phone. At the next break I casually asked, “So who were you chatting to on your phone?” “No one.” “Well what was with all the typing?” “I was taking notes.” Gulp. He pulls out his phone and there are pages of notes from the past session. Can I just get an….. “AMEN” Who knew. Never, ever, never, stop praying for the prodigals, and the... Read more →

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Open Heavens

Good Monday Morning, I want to give this community a heads-up. Many of you know that Dineen and I have attended a life-changing conference for the last two years at Bethel Church in Redding California. The Open Heaven's Conference. I want to let you know that there are several of our SUMite family who are planning, saving and striving to get themselves to this conference this October. The conference is slated, tentatively, for October 8-10, 2014. Why am I telling you this? Because I want you to go. God wants you to go. So start saving your money. I will announce it here when registration opens later this summer. In the mean time, I want to share with you a message from one of the pastors of Bethel. This message will rock your world and greatly encourage you. Kris Vallatton Kris Vallatton Prophets and Prophecy 2 16 2014 So what... Read more →

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NOW... That's a GOOD Word!

Hello Everyone. Today I’m going to do something a little different. I’ve been reading back through the notes I took at the conference last week. Wow!! SO GOOD! So, today I’m going to share some of them. I pray with the Holy Spirit power and anointing that these words are taken in through your eyes. Then they penetrate your heart. Then I’m asking the Holy Spirit to make them alive with power and authority and with love, joy and peace in your life. By the time you are finished reading, I’m hoping you’ve experienced an encounter with THE MOST HIGH. In Jesus name. -- 2014 is a year for the open door. There are doors standing open that God’s has made available to His people. Doors of new beginnings, Holy Spirit, Re-start, harvest, and we are to walk in and release the Kingdom of peace and joy. It is a... Read more →

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Trade in Your Yoke

My friends, as Lynn shared on Monday, Abba so overwhelmed us that last day at the conference. For the spiritually mismatched to be called out and recognized in this way was deeply humbling and amazing! It brought me to tears as my heart burst for all of us here. And to be prayed for like this, ALL of us, was as if the very heavens had opened up and Jesus' light shined on every one of us. After Stacey's prayer and another man began to pray over us and he spoke of Jesus' yoke. I heard his words, but it was Jesus' heart that spoke the loudest in my mind at that moment. This is what I heard: "It is time for you to exchange your unequal yoke for My yoke." Then on Monday morning, I spent a long time in prayer with my journal open and my pen in... Read more →

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God Has Heard Our Prayers For Our Spouse

Hello My SUM Family, I’m overwhelmed with all that happened at the conference. But specifically overwhelmed that God saw all of us, the Unequally Yoked. And on Saturday God burdened the heart of one of the speakers, Stacey Campbell. She prayed for all of us and she laid hands on me specifically and prophesied over me. Her prayer was a prophetic prayer for us as a whole and me personally. Below I’m sharing the words she spoke for us. She asked all of us who were married to unbelievers to stand and then the Lord spoke through her to us. So please receive this prayer with an anointing of love and power behind the words because God is moving in our SUMite Nation. We have so much to share about that in the weeks ahead. But for now, listen with your heart and be loved by our Father. Hugs, Lynn... Read more →

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Prince Jesus Sings

My friends, we are drawing to a close of this story. Although I’m feeling like I’m just getting started. It’s as if a bright door with brilliant light has opened before me and it beckons. It’s so bright that I can’t see past the door frame but I know something warm, good and holy waits inside. I’m filled with trepidation and yet my soul is compelled, drawn to allow this Prince Jesus to summon me further into His Kingdom. It’s been three weeks tomorrow since I met this Prince and our new and different love affair is only beginning. I remain in awe. I'm filled with a holy fear and reverence and also I know I'm in over my head with this King who loves tenderly and woos me unto Himself. And what does that look like? Well right now I can only give you a simple story. On the... Read more →

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Weekend Worship — A Holy Encounter?

My friends, on Wednesday I left you with my story about a young man Tyler who prayed over me. I want to talk more about the purpose of prophesy in the church down the road, but for now please check out 1 Corinthians 14:3 which says that prophesy is for edification and exhortation and consolation. I describe it as having a word of insight and/or encouragement for another person that is from Jesus given to us by the Holy Spirit. Ever give an encouraging word to a friend that you just knew in your heart was God’s truth for them? And when you told them, they lit up like a kid on Christmas morning? That’s giving a prophetic word to someone that’s intended to encourage and restore hope. (And don’t confuse prophets with the prophetic gift. You can walk in this gift and not be a prophet. They don’t go... Read more →

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His Name was Tyler...

Hello dear friends. Last week I left off with a promise that I would tell you the story of Tyler who prayed over this unsuspecting woman. I wish I had a recording of all he said. I think he spoke continuously for a good five minutes and said so much. Later I wrote down as much as I could recall. I’m so glad that Abba knows it all because I know it came from His amazing heart. So it was late in the evening and the last worship and message of the day had ended. People were going up front for prayer for healing, many had already left, and the rest milled around talking and smiling with each other. It is truly an atmosphere so thick with God’s presence that you don’t want to leave it! And the debate within myself continued. Should I go up for prayer? Did I... Read more →

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We SAW an Open Heaven!

Good Monday Morning SUMites! Wednesday night at registration Most of you know that Dineen and I attended the Open Heavens Conference at Bethel Church, Redding, CA last week. This was the second year that we attended. Since so much happened to us last year I was hopeful that this year would not be a letdown. Ahem, can you even believe I said that.. Pshaw! That I would even think God would disappoint. This year was 100 times better. So much happened again to me and Dineen and it’s likely it will take another 365 days to process and receive all that was birthed last week. For me personally, the conference brought me something new. I not only received but there were others whom I poured into. I prayed, God showed up with power. People were anointed. Heaven was open all week and the stories we have to share will release... Read more →

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Open Heavens

SUMers!!! It's Lynn & Dineen. We are currently at the Open Heaven's Conference at Bethel in Redding, California today. It was one year ago that we attended this conference for the first time. It was at this conference on Friday that lil ol' Lynn Donovan had an encounter with the God of the Universe that totally changed everything in my life. (read that story here) It was also the same time that Dineen experienced life-transforming healing and received a prophetic calling on her life. Over the past year I have shared stories of how God has imparted His healing power through prayers and how I feel His fire of healing flow through my hands. Dineen has taught all of us how to find healing for our brokenness and marriages through her great wisdom and vision. So, pray with us as we are expecting God to show up and bring even... Read more →

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Live With Intention

So, can I just say it’s been the weirdest week. I have experienced every emotion from sheer elation to deep sadness and about everything in between. With that said, perhaps my “word filter” isn’t in full gear meaning that you are going to get my guts… It could be Icky… but it’s always going to be authentic. Here are my thoughts. I love Rosheeda and truly have felt a deep sadness all week. I’m not a sad person so this is a really weird place to be. But then there are moments when an email arrives and I hear about how our Great King has touched a life. It’s for those moments when God encounters a person and they are forever changed… It’s for those moments that I live. I need to tell you that I hear the Lord saying to me, “Move forward.” He does not want me to... Read more →

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The Path of Faith

My precious friends, I know we're mourning the loss of Rosheeda and celebrating her new home in glory! Ro is the one who inspired me a couple years ago to surrender to God and to seek to live and understand what a surrendered life looks like. She lived and breathed it. She lived and breathed Jesus. And that's what we shared about her at the conference, that she lived an intentional life for God. Our conference was a huge success—successful just as God wanted it to be. Lives and hearts were healed and Lynn and I were allowed to be a part of that and witness it. I'm still amazed and astonished at what He did—what He spoke to my heart would happen just before the conference. Why am I surprised? We'd prayed for it, asked for it for months, weeks, then days before. There would be healing. And there... Read more →

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You Are Invited - Conference Announcement

Scroll down to read today's post It's coming. Something that will transform your life. Something that will transform your marriage. Something we only dreamed about and only God could do. Join us, Lynn and Dineen, for this very special event! Saturday, April 6th from 9 am to 3 pm Friday Evening Meet & Greet April 5th 6:30- 8:30 pm Christ the King Lutheran Church • 3803 W. Lake Houston Pkwy. • Kingwood, Texas Click here for more information. We are expecting God to show up and show off. We are praying for transformed marriages, healing of hearts, freedom for the captives and to step together into this amazing journey of living in His fathomless love, joy and peace and His amazing grace. Expects some laughs, a ton of friendship, meaningful teaching and the power of the Holy Spirit to be received in your life. We can't wait to hug necks,... Read more →

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Replenish Your Soul

I'm psyched to be a speaker at this year's conference, Replenish Your Soul. This is an ONLINE conference for women who want to replenish their hearts and renew their marriage. I'm especially excited because my topic is "Out-Love" Your Husband. The timing of this conference couldn't be better as this conference directly follows up the month long challenge that we are beginning here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage this Monday, October 3rd. The conference is only $10 and it's filled with three days of speakers and topics. There are giveaways and resources to grow your relationship with the Lord and with your spouse. At The Well is hosting the conference and they have pulled together a great speaker team. I'm humbled to be among them: Speakers Darlene Schacht, Betty Eisenhour, Connie Hughes, Rachel Martin, Joy McMillan, Amy Roberts, Teri Lynne Underwood, Ashley Wells, and me, Lynn Donovan Hop over and take... Read more →

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Friendship and A Woman Inspired and a Surprise!

Hi Everyone: I am interrupting our series, Friendship with God, to invite you to join me today at A Woman Inspired online conference. This is a three day, stay at home in your PJ's, and listen in as we share God's truths and teaching about marriage (ladies only. sorry men). I will be speaking at 9:30 a.m. PST and would dearly love to know I you are in the audience. Be sure to send me a chat note and say, "Hi, I'm here." Also, please whisper up a quick prayer that everything I say is from Jesus and that He is honored. It's not too late to join the fun. Visit the website, A Woman Inspired, and register. If you are joining us from the conference, hello and WELCOME! I'm so glad you found Dineen and I and all of our friends here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage. To enter the... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - What's In Store?

Let us give thanks. It is Thankful Thursday. I am thrilled to be hosting Thankful Thursday in April. Next month we will meet with Laurie at Women Taking A Stand and then in June we will share our thanks over at Iris of Grace Alone. Can you believe five weeks have past us by? Say WHAT? What happened to April? WOW, what a month. I shared with you my multiple neighbor encounters of God dealing with my pride while I was out walking the dog and how I was a chicken in the grocery story. This month you lived my discovery of the baby bird egg and our Living Hope. And on the first of April you joined me and a bunch of my friends for our Passover seder. Wow, I’m humbled and thrilled to count you as my TT buddies and friends. Thank you for sharing your life with... Read more →

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