Meet the “outdoor” dogs of Walk by Faith Ministry, some of whom have been waiting long and patiently for new homes! These “outdoor” dogs are “indoor dogs”. They have their own heated and air-conditioned building with a doggie door and an enormous fenced and fun yard (part of which is not visible in the video). They also have a massive covered sandbox, lots of toys, and plenty of space to sunbathe and other areas to cool off in the shade. PLEASE SEE THE VIDEO BELOW TO MEET THE OTHER SPECIAL DOGS OF WALK BY FAITH MINISTRY – ON AN ESPECIALLY SLEEP, SNUGGLY, GRAY WINTER DAY!Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at http://www.walkbyfaithministry.com.

If you’ve ever wanted an up close and personal look at Walk by Faith Ministry’s very special dogs, please enjoy this sneak peek at what they like to do on a gray, cold, winter’s day….A second video will be posted to view the rest of the Walk by Faith Ministry dogs. Be blessed!Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at http://www.walkbyfaithministry.com.

For anyone following the ongoing stories of some of our special needs, miracle dogs, here is an update…..1. Mother Theresa, whom I thought was headed for heaven ages ago, is still plodding along – slowly but surely. She is with us permanently, as our special needs dogs often are unless we can find them very special homes willing to take on the extra responsibilities of dogs like Mother Theresa.2. Winnie, our two-footed dog (no back feet due to train accident) is as happy as can be and loves her outings into the public where she gets plenty of attention with her big, beautiful eyes and wonderful, exuberant personality.3. Glory, our mostly blind cocker spaniel, got all her hair shaved yesterday courtesy of Christ Trotter the groomer whose business is next…

Does God have a foot fetish? Probably not, but I can share five phenomenal examples of the Lord when it comes to feet. And, if you do not believe the Holy Spirit speaks to people today, a whole bunch of feet may just prove you wrong.Tonight, I e-mailed a friend in Pennsylvania to ask for prayer as I work on my new book project. He e-mailed his prayer to me. He had prayed for God to guide my footsteps. I was working at the time on several paragraphs about footsteps, footprints, and my walk.Yesterday, I prayed with a friend for her cousin. I know virtually nothing about her cousin. I prayed as the Holy Spirit led me. I told my friend her cousin had things to confess, that she had…

“I’m going to keep allowing you to be offended until you learn how not to be offended,” the Lord told me just minutes ago. Have you ever noticed the places where you trip up the most are the ones where the Lord will allow you to continue to fall? What kind of Father would watch His children stumble, trip, and land smack on their faces repeatedly rather than lead them around the rough patches of their journey? “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not (1 John 3:1 KJV).” The Lord loves us so much that He lets us go through the rough patches because these places…

I know you had an abortion. Tough title, eh? Tough and true. But you say, impossible. I never had an abortion. Or, I already repented. Best yet, you say, I am a man so it’s not possible. It never ceases to amaze me how many Christians speak out against abortion and go home and hide their own. Impossible, right? Not at all. I have yet to meet a human being who has not in one way or another aborted the purposes of God for his or her life.I have yet to know a person who has not in some way stopped God from moving through his or her life to birth a dream of His. I have yet to cross paths with someone who has not at some level prevented God’s…

Just when I feel I am finally making some headway with the book I am writing, I have a sneaking suspicion I may need to start all over. In fact, I am not quite sure I am supposed to be writing this book at all. Furthermore, if I am meant to be writing it, I may need to begin from the beginning. Or, I may need to try an altogether different style. How can this be? How, after the countless hours, days, and weeks I have poured into this project could I possibly let go and begin again? Better yet, how could I stop writing this book, let it go completely, and start a totally different book project? I have prayed my heart out over this, I have pressed into…

Yesterday, as the Lord showed me the people and things He had wanted me to let go, He threw me a curve ball. “Stop holding onto me,” He told me. How crazy was that? He has told me to stop clinging to certain people and things, and that I need to cleave to Him. So how could He possibly in the same breath tell me to stop holding onto Him? What was He thinking? More importantly, what was I thinking? The Lord spoke into my heart, and quickly it all became clear. He told me that I was holding onto Him in a way that was not allowing Him to move in my life.In other words, I was trying to exert control over Him. My God! While I constantly pray…

I just got back from a wonderful new haircut, and I cannot help but be reminded how often we neglect to fully understand the principle of sowing. Sure, we know that we reap when we sow, right? But why do we automatically assume the best way to sow is financially? I do not have a budget to get my hair cut regularly, but I have a beautiful, treasure of a dear friend who is a former hairdresser. Whenever I need a cut or trim, I drive down the road to her house, plop myself down in her chair, and receive everything I need and desire – friendship, love, prayer if I need it, and an awesome haircut. “One day, maybe I can sow money into your ministry,” my friend said as…

I will never forget the summer my parents lent me their ocean front condominum for several months so that in the words of my father, “we will see this summer if you have the discipline to be a writer.” I will never remember that summer because of all the writing I did, because what stands out above all else is that I sacrificed my writing for a summer of drunkenness, inappropriate relationships and ultimately a decision to commit suicide. I did not know Jesus Christ, and I did not know there was any other way than what I knew. I certainly did not have the discipline to be a writer, but it would take me 20 more years to realize that the word discipline comprises the word disciple. How could…

When life gets too serious, the Lord has a way of sending me a few good laughs. St. Francis, our new special needs senior, was neutered a few days ago and is now the proud wearer of what I call an ice cream cone collar. No big deal, right? It is when this deaf sweetheart who stumbles and sometimes falls goes gallivanting off until he crashes into blind little Glory, the special needs cocker. He cannot hear hear her; she cannot see him, and I cannot help but laugh. But this is not all. I am finally focused once again on my current book project and have at last serenely settled onto my cheap chair and tiny folding dinner tray table for a desk. Who do you think has figured…

“O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.” Psalm 98:1 KJVAmid a night of so much tossing and turning I am surprised I was not seasick, I managed to sleep just long enough last evening for the Lord to put a new song in my heart with a most marvelous message. First, in my dream, He gave me a scripture about a new song. True to His Word, there are a number of scriptures in the Bible about a “new song”.In the dream He gave me, I sang every word of an entire song I had never heard before with utter clarity. Oh, how I wish I had roused myself out of…

When God told me He wanted me to sacrifice my husband and marriage, I held onto a seed of hope that God would return to me my sacrifice just as He gave Abraham back the sacrifice of his son Isaac. But yesterday as the man I married piled into his pickup, drove himself to the country county courthouse, and stood before a judge to divorce me, the Lord reaffirmed in me an awesome lesson He has taught me about the true significance of sacrifice.Real sacrifice does not give something up so I can get what I want in return. Real sacrifice does not put expectations on the Lord to get back anything at all. Real sacrifice is an act of love and obedience to the Lord that surrenders that which…

When God takes you to a new level, or a new land, get ready. Fasten your seatbelt, say your prayers, and make absolutely certain you are studying and applying His Word. Why? More than likely, you will not know your way around when you get there. Imagine your first trip into a foreign country where absolutely everything is unfamiliar, new, different, and, yes, foreign. I have just arrived at a new level, or a new land, and admittedly I feel out of sorts – to say the very least. What am I doing here? How did I get here? When will I get over this jet lag? Should I go back where I came from? What am I supposed to do? Thankfully, I did not arrive here alone. The Lord…

Donations are now being collected at Walk by Faith Ministry for the medical care of St. Francis (formerly Marcos). Please read his full story and updates on our website! Thank you in advance for your contributions for this very special, special needs senior!Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at http://www.walkbyfaithministry.com.

“St. Francis needs a miracle,” I told a little girl whom I babysat earlier this week while she sat with him as he nuzzled his snout into her armpit.”He doesn’t need a miracle,” she responded without hesitation. “He is a miracle.”Sure enough.The 14-year-old emaciated, arthritic, deaf, stray dog with worms, a horrible ear infection, a bum knee, disc problems, and debilitating prostate issues, was pulled from his California shelter to avoid imminent euthanization before taking a 24 hour flight across the country followed by riding on two, two-seater planes down the east coast to Walk by Faith Ministry. If you think for a minute this special senior has given up on life, forget about it. He has fallen madly in love with me, not to mention his enormous fenced yard…

Please see photos, video, and full story below or at http://walkbyfaithministry.com/.St. Francis the miracle dog (formerly called Marcos) surely believes in miracles by now! Just over a week ago, the 14-year-old emaciated dog was scheduled for euthanization in a California shelter while rescue workers nationwide and beyond scrambled to find him a way out. The emaciated, mostly deaf dog with worms, apparent cataracts, an enlarged prostate and testacle, arthritis, and disc issues, along with a swaggering, stumbling walk with occasional falls, might have appeared a strong candidate for euthanization to most. But this loving dog has a strong spirit, a good, strong fight left in him, and no desire to go anywhere but into a safe and loving forever home where he could discover that love (and tons of yummy food) does exist…

I remember the day I finally realized I am a daughter of the most high God. I was exhilarated – beyond description. I could barely fathom that after decades of living like a wounded bird, I had discovered that I had the wings to fly. I had had the wings long before I made this realization, but how could I fly without knowing the wings I possessed. Like so many women I have met, I had spent years looking around me to determine my worth. I had been rejected and abandoned by so many significant men in my life that I could not imagine I had a worth at all. But one day, this bird looked up instead of around – and I saw myself as a daughter of the most high…

Just the other day, the words “highway to holiness” dropped right smack dab down into my huge heart. I beg your pardon? I might have inquired. But I held my tongue. Instead, I opened my heart and waited. Just as God often does in my life, He drops me a tidbit – and follows it up with a sumptuous meal. This is what came to me. Did you know God wants us to be holy? Now wait a minute, how can we be holy when He is holy? The Bible answers that question in a nutshell. “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy (1 Peter 1:16 KJV).” It is not that we cannot be holy because God is holy; we are to be holy because He…

Marcos began his new life yesterday after a flight clear across the entire nation by burrowing his nose in his first snow, and today I heard him over the telephone lapping a bowl of broth in his homemade chicken soup. He arrived yesterday in Maryland after a 24 hour flight with many stops after being rescued from euthanization in a California shelter by his rescue angel. He is now with his angel foster family in Virginia for a few days, before he flies to South Carolina courtesy of his angel pilots before he lands in the waiting fold of Walk by Faith Ministry. Quite a story for a 13 year old senior special needs dog that has a history nobody will ever know for sure. We may not know his…

“We lift Marcos up to you, Lord,” my dear friend Annie prayed with me over the telephone today. Then, she added, “Well, I guess he’s very close to you right now.” We laughed.Marcos, saved from euthanization just days ago in a California shelter, has begun his new life and is now literally en route between California and Maryland. In fact, as of 5:30 pm today, he had already reached Arizona. And, yes, if the truth be known, as he flies up in the skies – he is that much closer to the Lord who saved his life.The sweet senior special needs dog who has had one medical issue after another given his age and history as a stray is now well on his way to his new life in South…

Just when I thought my hands and heart were full enough, the Lord put it on my heart to take Marcos the Miracle Dog into our fold. Some would call me crazy, and I am – crazy for Christ. I believe in miracles, and most of all I believe in sharing the Gospel and ministering the Lord’s love to a world in need. So why take on Marcos, a very senior special needs dog who until just days ago sat awaiting euthanization in a California shelter just like millions of others nationwide? The answer, my friends, I leave to the Lord.I am quite certain He has a plan much bigger than I can see. So often with this ministry, he uses people to bring us to dogs in need, and…

James 1:17 KJV “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”I met her in the soup kitchen. Winter. Cold. So cold. Cold for South Carolina anyway. She had her little girl bundled up next to her; glued to her side like a rag doll. Eight months pregnant, the woman was. Living in a boarding house, not the streets. At least she had a room. For her little family. She did not seem bothered by much, not by her situation, not by her circumstances. She expressed no concern for her future, nor did she share any plans to make changes in her life. She did not seem upset about her socks either.…

Marcos needs a major miracle, and if he had already received one perhaps he would be available to ask you for your help. But he is currently in a California shelter where he will soon be euthanized if he does not get his miracle. But this will be just one small piece of the major miracle he needs. Rescue workers nationwide and even internationally have been scrambling to coordinate efforts via the Internet and telephone – not to mention calling on the name of the Lord for believers – to ensure Marcos gets what he needs.From what shelter workers can tell, he is an elderly, special needs dog who may well only have a short time to live physically even if he makes it out of the shelter. So what does…

“I’ve been under tremendous attack from the enemy today,” I said to God inside my heart just moments ago. “I don’t know what I’ve done – ” I continued. But then God interrupted. “What you’ve done,” He interjected, “is you’ve decided to follow me.” Like so many fellow believers, I have mistakenly believed that following Christ means life will get easier not harder. But, of course, that makes no sense. The last thing the adversary wants to see is for us to make advances in walking with the Lord. In fact, he doesn’t want to see us walking with the Lord at all. This morning, in my quiet time with the Lord, I listened for His instructions for the day. He asked me to focus on walking in love. The…

Just in case anyone was preparing to put out a missing person’s alert for the director of Walk by Faith Ministry, I am happy to say there is no need. may not qualify for a motion picture or a front-page news story, but I do believe friends of Walk by Faith Ministry deserve to know the news: I am alive and well! If you have ever jumped into writing a Christian book while finishing up a difficult divorce you never dreamed would happen, combined with caring for a large brood of rescue dogs and posting updates to three web-blogs, you may understand why I have not kept up with e-mail updates as much as I would like. With the devil attacking from one end and…

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, He is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17If you are in Christ, you are a new creature, right? If old things are passed away, then all things are become new, right? As I lay prostrate on the floor today before the Lord, I repented for holding onto old things. A friend once told me, “If you turn something over and don’t let go, you end up upside down.” Suffice it to say the Lord might have made me a new creature when I invited Him into my heart to be my Lord, but in so many ways I have not chosen to live as one. I have lived much of my life…

Thanksgiving isn’t over. It has just begun. The holidays may be finished for another year, but the time to praise the Lord has just begun. Tonight, I fell so very short of praising my Lord. As I clicked away on my keyboard to write the book in which I am now deeply immersed, I heard the sound. The sound! The uh-oh sound. Dancer the beagle rescue dog had vomited the dark brown poop he had eaten – all over my bed. The vomit fell off the side of the bed until it landed perfectly on the library book I look forward to reading each night when I unwind on my bed. I hauled my ruined bed out to the front yard to take to the dump. I tossed the library…

Do you ever feel like God isn’t listening? Do you sometimes feel like you cry out to Him, and cry out to Him, and still He does not hear? Do you feel like no matter how much you pray, still there is no response? Do you feel like you could talk to Him forever, and still he would not reply? Do you feel like you reach out to Him morning, noon, and night, and still, He does not answer? We are not called to walk by our feelings; we are called to walk by faith. God has never turned a deaf ear on me, He has never ignored me, He has never given up on me, and He has never abandoned me. He is always there, and He listens. Sometimes…

Some people’s Christmas miracles come in big silver wrapped packages with pretty pink bows. Other people’s Christmas miracles come in the form of glittering engagement rings, new beautiful babies, and happily-ever-after family reunions. Still other people’s miracles come as long sought after forgiveness, forever hoped-for reconciliation, and priceless restoration with long-lost loved ones. My Christmas miracle is none of the above and not even close. Almost 20 years of not being welcome to spend the holidays with my family, and just 20 miles and only weeks away from my husband divorcing me, I have received the greatest Christmas gift of all. I have opened up a package that has no wrapping at all, no bow, and no card to go along with it. I have looked inside my heart and unwrapped…

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