Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The kingdom of Heaven belongs...

How can one such as I, born into education, prosperity, health, a stable family and endless opportunity, have more to learn about Love, purpose, and life from those born into poverty, disease, a broken dying family, rejection, and abandonment?
Because for these little ones, the temporary riches, affections, and comforts of this world that so easily distract me don’t blur their view of Jesus.
[excerpted from Kelsey's blog]

Read more here.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Because I love ya (and because I am dying to know what kind of response I would get from doing a giveaway)...

I am going to giveaway one of the new Word Prints that I am selling in my GIVENstore. 
The "C.S.Lewis #2" print [details here] will be given away to one of you, my faithful readers, on Monday January 16th!

To enter you must simply share this giveaway post on your Facebook wall and comment to tell me that you have! :)

Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday!

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Be Aware: Persecution

*Footage courtesy "The Voice of the Martyrs" | *Music courtesy "The Champion and His Burning Flame"
Orissa has one of the worst records for violence against Christians, due in part to the activities of a religious fundamentalist group. Many churches have been destroyed and Christian workers continue to be attacked. There is a law prohibiting conversion and, since 2000, baptism requires the permission of the government. About a year ago, Hindu radicals went on a "bloody rampage that left 50,000 Christians fleeing for their lives into the state's forests." (GFA, 2009).
LINKS:  Voice of the Martyrs: persecution.com | Gospel for Asia: gfa.org | Our Brother's Burden: ourbrothersburden.org

"This dramatic testimony shocked the Western world! After spending years in underground prison cells and solitary confinement, enduring inhumane tortures, Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand emerged with the testimony of today’s Christian martyrs. The 30th Anniversary Edition features photos, testimonies from Christian leaders and an update on the work of The Voice of the Martyrs. "
Complimentary copy of Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand.

"Provide us with the resources we need and we will pay the price of using them."
Persecuted Christians, VOM Newsletter

"Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body."
Hebrews 13:3

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Extravagant Love: 1

Every day this year I'm going to be watching for a glimpse of God's extravagant and selfless love.
Join with me!

{Day One}