“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.” Phil. 2:5-7………. Call it morbid. Call it what you will. But this morning while taking two of my sweet dogs for a walk on the streets of New York City, I thought about my obituary. And what came to me was the farthest thing in the universe from the word morbid. Or the thought of death and dying. Or of newspapers and obituaries. For all I could think of when I considered how I’d write my own obituary if I could it was this. Servant of Christ. I may have…

“Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.” Psalm 143:10……… Sometimes stopping isn’t quitting. In my late teen years, I was told by my beloved Dad who truly meant the best for me though I couldn’t see it at the time that I was a QUITTER. That’s right. He called me a quitter. He said I quit all the big things I started essentially. Whether or not that was true, and truly can only be genuinely judged by the Lord, is besides the point. What happened as a result is that I became exceedingly tenacious to the point in later years I developed a very strong willed conviction that I should QUIT absolutely nothing – no matter what. After all, I…

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 I honestly don’t know a human being who gets more easily distracted than I do, and it hasn’t always been this way. Seems the more I follow the Lord Jesus Christ, the more I devote myself utterly to God and ministry, the more the distractions come, and the more distracted I get. Now I can’t speak for the devil, nor would I ever want to speak for the devil, and the devil and I have entirely different destinies given he’s bound…

“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23……… One day my friend was going to stay where she had already driven that morning to avoid having to drive there a second time later that day as she would need to do. That way, she could avoid the same long drive, the same yucky traffic, and all the driving time she would need to make two trips in one day to the same place. But when I called her that morning to talk, she was already driving home. Why was she driving home? Why did she change plans? The reason was very simple. Plain and clear. “I believe I’m supposed to go home,” she essentially…

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2….. I’m a woman of words, lots of them sometimes, often really, sometimes too many of them, sometimes entirely the wrong ones, sometimes just the right ones, but no matter what, words tend to pour forth from me, whether verbally, or in writing, and I tend to notice them, too, when the rest of the world is looking in another direction, or skips right over them, I tend to see things when it comes to words not everybody else may see, which goes with the territory of being a woman of words. So it came as no surprise when I almost immediately…

“I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.” 1 Cor. 15:31 “You’re a truth bearer,” a sister in the Lord told me long ago. Little did I know she was speaking prophetically concerning the labor of love the Lord would call me to as an evangelist doing streets ministry and writing for Him online and in print. Countless times, He has led me to speak, and to write, the truth about Him and His Word, and to in love deliver messages to people one on one regarding areas of their lives He has wanted them to address via repentance and total surrender to Him. Sometimes I’ve been met with thankfulness. Other times I’ve been met with hatred, disgust, judgment, condemnation,…

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”” John 8:12 “For a dog that hid in the woods, Gracie, you’ve come a pretty long way. Walking the streets of New York City,” I basically told sweet shy black lab mix Gracie as I walked with her and 13-year-old black lab mix Abigail as we took an early morning walk on a chilly June day in New York City. “Your story’s like my story,” I essentially added. Gracie, dumped at a gas station in rural Georgia, hit by two cars on the same day on the highway in front of the gas station, hid in the woods for about six weeks except occasional…

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Gal. 6:9……… Please don’t worry. This isn’t a story about yet another woman who has abandoned her baby in a world that is these days so filled with heart wrenching tragedy after tragedy. But it is a true story about an abandoned baby, and it comes with a message for each and every one of us, I believe. Just a little over a month after arriving in New York City for the next step of faith out on the road for a little over a year now for the Lord and ministry, I had to face the reality my 13-year-old black lab-shepherd mix Abigail, aka Abby, had almost immediately upon…

“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Ps. 9:9-10……… When I learned the closest female friend I had ever had had been found dead with a shotgun wound to her chest, and knew it was just as possible she was murdered as it was she had killed herself, there was only one thing I could do – and did, instinctively – amid my unbelievable emotions. “Carry me, Lord! Carry me!” I cried out to Him over and again. What else could I say? What could I do? I cried out to Him because I knew He was the only…

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15…….. Times Square. New York City. Renowned because of New Year’s Eve. People watch from around the world. Famous because of all the theaters. Known because of all the tourists. A melting pot of the world. People from everywhere. A melting pot of New York City. Locals, foreigners. Bits and pieces from around the globe. Billboards galore. Food. Drink. Plays. People rushing madly by. The homeless. People selling stuff. People buying stuff. People scrambling to get where they’re going. Then stuck waiting for the traffic light to turn. Trying not to get trampled by the ever flow of people. People. People everywhere. All sorts. All types. All backgrounds. All cultures. All anything. All everything. It…

“O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.” Psalm 51:15 Little did I know when the Lord gave me the name Walk by Faith Ministry that He would teach me how to walk by faith, or live by faith, and place in my care numerous dogs handicapped in various ways that affect their ability to walk, and place in my heart and life countless people who need help learning to walk, or live, by faith, and that He would give me a love for walking, physically, as my main exercise and as an amazing opportunity to spend time loving and praising Him, praying to and seeking Him, worshiping Him and listening for His voice, and that He would ultimately call me to the streets, place…

“…Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.” Psalm 143:8……… What if the rest of your life were a big blank slate that could be filled with absolutely anything? Imagine a chalkboard with absolutely nothing on it, and then your being given a piece of chalk and the instructions to write your future on it. We can’t write our whole futures, of course, because we can’t control lots in this life and world. But we can make choices, and make decisions, and take actions, and no matter what choices, decisions, and actions we have made in the past, we can make different ones in the future. What if you decided from now forward to live your life entirely for the…

““Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. 8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.” Psalm 143:8 6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 If you know me, and you know my…

“For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.” 1 Cor. 12:12-14…………. “I have a confession to make,” I told a beloved friend who is my sister in the Lord, my friend, and co-laborer in this little ministry with which the Lord has entrusted me. “I thought about calling you yesterday, but I was ashamed.” She listened. I spoke. “I was ashamed of how much I’ve been struggling,” I essentially said. Then came the rest of my confession. “And I didn’t want to…

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”” Mark 8:38……. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”” John 4:24……….. Oh, how delighted I was! I looked across the moderately busy New York City street, as New York City streets almost always are to one degree or another anyway, and there stood a lady waving her hand high in the air worshiping the Lord! She must have been singing aloud to Him, though I was too far away to tell, especially given how New York City is almost always loud, such a loud city, with noises everywhere virtually all the time…

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6………….. I was upset. Really upset. Really really upset. I had already prayed. A lot. Day after day. I had already cried out to the Lord. And I had cried out to friends. To pray. Oh, please pray. About a really sad situation. A situation that had been brought to my attention. By God. That nobody else seemed to know about. Or at least know and care about. Oh, how upset I was! I could have screamed. I could have beat my fists in the air. I could have thrown a temper tantrum. I could have made a zillion phone calls, sent a…

“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” 1 John 3:16 “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 “and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Cor. 5:15 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which isy our reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what isthat good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 One day while…

“But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” John 10:2-4 Three of the most important words I have ever heard. Let me lead. I’m not talking about hearing those words from humans. Like dance partners decades ago. The ones whose feet I inevitably stepped upon in my inability to follow someone else’s lead in dance. How many feet did I crush, I’m glad I can’t remember. No, I’m not talking about dance. Nor about humans. I’m speaking of God. Let me lead. The…

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” 4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast. 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance. 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me; Therefore I will remember…

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.” Psalm 130:5 Maybe it’s obvious to you, or maybe not. Wait has a definition. And just in case you’re anything like I am when it comes to the word wait, let’s look at the definition. At the meaning. Of the word wait. Merriam-webster.com defines wait as “to stay in place in expectation of.” Please note the words “stay in place.” Why do I say please note these words? Because some of us have modified the definition of waiting, as though we have the right and authority to change the meaning, so that the word wait instead means “move when I feel like it.” Or, “Go forward just a little, then stop and wait.” Or, “Let me sneak…

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.” 2 tim. 4: 3-4 If chapels, and churches, could cry, this one would. Not that chapels cry. Not that churches cry. Or do they? Shouldn’t they? Of course, they weren’t born to cry. They weren’t created to cry. They weren’t built to cry. But they were built with purpose, weren’t they? And if they can’t cry for themselves, I wonder, isn’t God weeping over them? And shouldn’t we be? And shouldn’t we be doing something about this? Like when it comes to the crying chapel I visited one day. Oh, how…

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” 4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast. 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.” Psalm 42:1-5 16 “that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to…

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:10……….. Call it sick. Call it dirty. Call it filthy. Call it wrong. Call it horrible. Call it awful. Call it heinous. Call it an abomination. Call it what you will. But no matter what you call it, the truth is the truth. PRIDE is an ABOMINATION to God. It is SIN. It must – it MUST – be repented of. It MUST be gotten rid of. Immediately. Every time we see it in ourselves. Every time it’s burrowed it’s horrific way into our hearts, into our thoughts, into our minds, into our words, into our actions. And thinking that we know better than God is flat out, totally, undoubtedly, SIN. And it is PRIDE.…

20 “And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, “These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city; 21 and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe.” 22 Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods. 23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. 24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. 25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. 27 And…

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 If there’s one thing I’ve learned about preaching the truth, it’s this. The truth about following the Lord Jesus Christ, that is. If you refuse to be transparent, and won’t humble yourself, and will go to any lengths to pretend that you have it all together and never mess up, and if you want more than anything to stand behind a pulpit, or sit behind a computer as I am now, and try to convince the world that you’re the perfect Christ follower, and you want nothing more nor less than to preach down to people like you never make mistakes, and never do wrong, etc., you’re missing an amazing…

For anyone who has seen in the past year or so my periodic requests for people to step forward and become monthly sponsors of Walk by Faith Ministry, you might know that I usually don’t do traditional fundraising and I only occasionally encourage people to step forward and give on a monthly basis. I felt led to share with you today that though my email request was sent out to over 2000 people, ZERO people stepped forward as monthly sponsors. The last time I sent out a request which was some time ago, ZERO people asked via email stepped forward. One loving couple in the past year or so saw a request and stepped forward. But for the most part, when I have shared that it would be an incredible blessing…

Hi everyone, As my little ministry is continuing to grow, grow, grow, locally, nationally, and internationally, I could really, really, really use help in the way of a huge number more of MONTHLY SPONSORS to help in going forward…….!!! I have just started doing streets ministry in NEW YORK CITY, praise the Lord, and my writing, publishing, and distribution of Gospel tracts, devotionals, books, and Faithful Magazine and Daily Inspiration online continues to grow as far as being distributed on the streets, into prisons and homeless shelters and other facilities around the country, and through churches, ministries, and individuals led to distribute it themselves. I am blessed beyond measure now with one faithful beloved friend & sister in the Lord who co-labors with me by loving me, praying for me, encouraging me, and printing,…

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5………….. Decades ago my Mom adamantly vehemently emphatically boldly courageously unabashedly unashamedly passionately without a single ounce of space to budge declared to me that I MUST – yes, MUST – spend one summer of my youth taking a typing course. Yes, you read that right. A typing course. Can you imagine a worse way to spend a youthful summer? Horror of all horrors, I knew there was no getting around my Mom. So despite being a perfectly normal young person utterly and rightfully of course convinced my Mom was unbelievably and incredibly wrong, I caved in. Yes. I surrendered. I took the course.…

“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Cor. 5:15………….. “Father, what do you want me to do today?” I asked the Lord just a few minutes ago. His answer was quick. Short. To the point. And it came with a message. For all of us. Yes, me. Yes, you. And everyone else, too. “Be faithful,” He replied. “Whatever I ask you to do today, do it.” This shouldn’t have surprised me, of course. Nor any of us. But the truth is that many of us, maybe even most of us, are programmed by the world, by our modern day culture, by the human flesh, to do two main things throughout our lives:…

3 “Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, 2 who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. 3 For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. 4 For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. 5 And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, 6 but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end. 7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice, 8 Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In…

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