I’ve been out on the road now moving from place to place as the Lord leads me for a little over a year now as a missionary / evangelist doing streets ministry & writing, publishing, & distributing Gospel tracts, devotionals, and books with my little crew of handicapped & senior rescued dogs in tow, and I am led today to pray and make a special request for 20 new sponsors to help support this labor of love for the Lord. I have forsaken all for the Lord and am living and breathing moment by moment to love and glorify Him and to help people to find and forever follow the Lord Jesus Christ as I go out onto the streets to minister to people one by one and send my…

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.” Luke 9:26 “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.” Psalm 98:4 I was watching three men try to move an indescribably heavy piece of machinery on a street corner to no avail when I decided to stop right by them and begin to silently pray for them. I refused to move until I felt I had sufficiently prayed – and God answered. Turns out one man was trying to help two young laborers to move the equipment, and at last they got it up on the curb and were able to get it going…

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 “You’re dismayed because things haven’t turned out the way you want them to,” the Spirit of God spoke to me one day. “But you can’t see what I’m doing behind the scenes.” What a powerful, beautiful, albeit sometimes hard to hear reminder that we can only see with our human eyes, and that we might not always be pleased and content with our circumstances, but that we can’t see what God is doing behind the scenes as He weaves together His plans for our lives and this world and ultimately for eternity for those who believe in and follow Jesus Christ as Lord. I was indeed…

““If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a…

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:” Acts 10:34 “For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:13-14 “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:32 The first time I walked by…

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Mt. 28:19-20 “Hey, I need another booklet,” a woman called out to me in the park one day in New York City. I walked over to the homeless woman who had called out to me. I wish I had a better memory. I don’t. But either the Lord reminds me, I have to ask, or somehow in the conversation I am reminded of how I know someone. I meet so many people doing streets ministry, and I love each and every one of them…

“For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:13-17 “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3 She hadn’t slept in days because of the drugs in…

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:7-11 My senior doggy Abigail whom I’ve had for 13 years since I traded another dog with a friend because we realized each dog would do better with the other person until my friend decided to return her…

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 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 If you’ve ever seen words in a textbook or notebook highlighted, underlined, in bold, all upper case, so unbelievably obvious that the person whose book it is simply can’t avoid noticing the importance of those words because they so incredibly stand out, that’s exactly how I felt the day the Spirit of God gave me these three words as I was walking down a New York City sidewalk. “MAKE THE SACRIFICE,” He told me. What sacrifice? What was He telling me?…

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27 “What do you want me to do?” I asked the Lord one day. “You need to eat. You need to rest. You need to study [the Bible],” the Spirit of God spoke to me. “These are the only things I want you to do right now,” He finished. Was I really hearing that specifically from God? Yes. I have learned to discern His voice. I have learned to seek His voice. I have learned to hear His voice. I have learned to obey His voice. God speaks to His followers first and foremost through His Word, the Bible. He also speaks to the hearts of His followers by His Spirit always and only in line…

“…but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”” Mark 10:43-45 “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” Phil. 2:5-8 “Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ,…” Phil. 1:1 “Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of…

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:16-18 “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:11-13 One day a woman told me about her house. On the subway. She could not have been prouder, more delighted, more thankful, and more content as she shared with me which train she slept on. Her only dissatisfaction was that sometimes the police didn’t want her sleeping on…

“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’ ” Now John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not…

I wasn’t just angry. I was fuming! In plain English, really, really, really angry. I had been promised something. In writing. I had made a big decision based on that promise. Though I had been wary at first, because I had received the promise in writing, I had trusted the people involved to follow through on their promise. One would think I would have learned by now not to put my trust in humans, but to trust the Lord, and to expect that humans no matter their promises do fall short. Like we all do. Me included. But this time around, I had convinced myself I should expect the people to follow through. Now I had just gotten word of the broken promise, and considered the toll it would take…

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1 “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples, Give to the Lord glory and strength. Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth. Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns; The world also is firmly established, It shall not…

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” 1 Peter 5:8-9 “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” James 4:6-8 Maybe you’ve heard the old expression, “The devil MADE me do it.” And maybe you’ve heard it said, “The devil can’t MAKE us do anything.” It’s most assuredly true the devil can’t MAKE us do anything, but let’s not forget this. The devil can TELL us to do stuff. And this is exactly…

“I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.”” Psalm 40:8 One day the Lord told me not to do something. I decided to do it anyway. That’s when He said it. “I mean what I say,” the Spirit of God spoke to my heart. He stopped me. From doing what I planned to do. What He didn’t want me to do. Not so very long ago I would have continued in disobedience, justifying my disobedience by convincing myself it was just a little thing. Not a big act of disobedience, just a small one. But disobedience is disobedience. And JESUS CHRIST IS LORD. And we are to submit to God in ALL THINGS – ALL THE TIME – ALL FOR HIS GLORY. The promise…

“Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:4-5 My 14-year-old dancing beagle dog Dancer was in a precarious position. He had walked up the long ramp to the window ledge where he could carefully climb out the window as he always does to get to my large blessed New York City terrace, a rare commodity for a city apartment, but instead of making his way out onto the terrace, he perched his little self right at the top of the ramp unsure if he would try to go backward or forward. It was like he was stuck in place, and only inches away from a gap between the…

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.” Luke 9:26 “But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:33 “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” 2 Tim. 3:12 “Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more,…

I have now been in New York City, my third stop out on the road full-time for the Lord and ministry, for just under three months. I am blown away by the numbers and variety of people the Lord is leading me to as I go out onto the streets with and without my sweet special needs & senior rescued dogs, my heart filled with God’s Spirit and Word, and my fanny pack always filled with Gospel tracts. I having one beautiful and powerful experience after another meeting people and talking to them about Jesus and/or giving them tracts. Sometimes my heart is broken over their hard and tragic stories. Other times I rejoice over how the Lord uses me to bless them. Sometimes I am deeply saddened over people’s…

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”” Mark 12:30-31 “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 “one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” Ephesians 4:6 “Grace and peace…

“Trust in Him at all times, you people…” Psalm 62:8 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” Proverbs 3:5 “But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.” Romans 6:22 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 “and He died for all, that those who live should…

“And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” John 10:4 “Stand still,” the Spirit of God essentially told me one day as I was walking quickly down the street at my usual go-for-a-walk pace in the beautiful sunshine. I was already standing. Stand still? Right in the middle of my walk? On the sidewalk? With everyone watching? And just stand there? And not walk? Not just slow down, but literally stand still? And just wait? I knew it was the Lord. I stood. Still. Realizing I would have to disregard what anyone thought. To just stand still on a sidewalk in New York City with no intention, no purpose, no nothing. Yes, I would have to…

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” “You’re not them,” the Holy Spirit essentially told me. “I didn’t create you to be them. Be the person I created you to be.” Why did He tell me that? Because I was fretting over the fact I couldn’t do what I believed lots of other people could do. At 50 years old, I found myself to be tired much of the time, probably resulting from a combo of being out on the road for my ministry work, the intensity of the work, years of personal struggle, and years of caring for rescued dogs particularly special needs ones. Bottom…

“And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.” Mt. 5:41 If you’re familiar with the expression “going the extra mile,” then you know it pertains to how some people will go the extra distance to help someone whereas others will not. It’s not about the actual distance, whether it’s one mile or many, a few steps across the room or all the way across the world. It’s simply about going beyond the ordinary, beyond the usual, beyond the normal, beyond what’s easy, comfortable, and about pleasing self, and is instead about love and sacrifice and giving, and is about going the distance, for others. One day in a roundabout way, in a way that could only have been orchestrated by the Lord, I met a cab…

“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Eph. 4:31-32 ““Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.” Eph. 4:26-27 “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20 “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.” Proverbs 29:11 We’re humans. We’re going to get angry at times. But let’s see what the Bible has to say about anger. It…

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:16-18 “What do you want me to do, God?” I asked the Lord one morning when I came in from walking the wheelchair dogs. The day had begun just a few hours earlier, and I should have been refreshed, revived, excited for the day. Instead, after a night of fitful sleep, I was exhausted – and angry. I was run down from over 20 years of caring for rescued dogs, and recently the needs of the last of my 5 dogs seemed to be mounting. That, coupled with years of personal struggle and being out on the road for ministry work which was wonderful but exceedingly intense, well, let’s…

“This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 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: 5-9 I was showering one day when I…

“Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.” Phil. 4:5 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Gal. 5:22-23 “And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” 2 Tim. 2: 24-26. If you follow the Lord Jesus Christ in His time on earth carefully and closely through the Bible, you will notice that…

“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 The devil can’t take Christ’s followers out of Christ’s Kingdom, he can’t steal our salvation from us, he can’t take away our relationship with God from us, he can’t undo God’s forgiveness of us, he can’t stop God from loving us, but he sure can try to wreak havoc on our lives by messing up our relationship with God, by messing up our testimony in front of others, and by messing up our ability to humbly, lovingly, and faithfully serve the Lord. The devil doesn’t have the power to do any of this himself, but in his three-fold…

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