Jesus is calling us…issuing a special invitation. Will you accept?



“Faithful is He who calls you and He will do it!” 

I Thessalonians 5:24, NLT

When the Lord called me to this ministry, I never dreamed I’d go on mission into the countries of South and Central America, or to the Dominican Republic. When I heard His call to write and teach, I distinctly thought it was a call to the American home. Then Pastor Roberto asked if he could translate it into Portuguese and invited us to Brazil to teach and train their workers to use it. Afterwards, on the way home, I sat in shock praying, “Lord, I thought you sent me to the American home.”

“I didn’t say that – you said that,” the Lord whispered in my ear.

Then my mind drifted back to a time two years earlier when I had been traveling and speaking at event after event. Most groups seemed to be more interested in being entertained than in reaching the lost or teaching women the truths of God’s Word. Our focus as a ministry is to train and teach women Biblical truths that will help them keep their marriages and homes together and to partner with them for the long haul.

One day – on the day of my granddaughter’s birthday party with her little friends, I was on my way home from such a meeting thinking how I had missed her party for a group of women who had no interest whatsoever in practicing or teaching God’s plan for women and their families. In desperation, I cried out, “Lord, please spare me from this! Please send me to ‘where the fields are white!’”

From that day on, I never received another invitation for that type of speaking event. That is significant because in the beginning I promised the Lord I would never turn down an invitation unless the date was already booked. Within the year, the Lord had us in Brazil for the first time, where over 200 accepted Christ, and that was just the beginning. From the northern most point of Brazil to the south, marriages are being restored. Women and many of their husbands are coming to Christ.

He sent us to Nicaragua five times, where the message is spreading like wildfire. It moved into Costa Rica from there, and into Honduras where it is also multiplying like crazy. The Dominican is spreading the message. China, Mexico City, and Cuba are waiting in the wings. This is a testimony of what God will do when very ordinary people cry out for Him to send us to the harvest!

But my friend, the fields are white in America too. We are desperate for the hope and help for our families, too. Marriages are breaking up, and many are losing their kids. If we join together just as our sisters across the water, we can take back our families for Christ too!

Join us! Email me and join other women as we take a stand and move out on mission right here in our own backyard!

Until next time,

Your Traveling Partner


Linking the Science of Senses to the Deeper Needs of Our Soul: “Touch, Robotic Devices and Our Longing for Community.”

Leonardo DaVinci once said, “The five senses are the ministers of the soul.” Every moment of every day we use these to help us navigate and experience the world around us. As scientists study the human body, we have gained a greater understanding of how each sense is used to help us gain information. Ongoing investigations continue to demonstrate how each one positively impacts our health and wellbeing. As a Christian, when I read or hear about some of these scientific studies I am often struck by the way God uses our senses to understand who He is and how He created us. This week we will take a brief look at a few of these and relate them to a familiar passage of Scripture to see how they can illuminate and refresh our perspectives.


“Touch, Robotic Devices and Our Longing for Community.”

He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,  and gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 40:11

embraceThe sense of touch develops before all other senses in utero. Touch is the first way we learn about our environment and bond with other people. This sense never turns off or takes a break and continues to work long after other senses fail us as we age. We use our sense of touch to learn, protect ourselves from harm, relate to others, and experience pleasure. For decades researchers have studied how positive touch impacts our emotional and physical wellbeing. We now know that babies who are given affectionate touch are more likely to thrive physically, emotionally and mentally when compared with infants who are deprived of nurturing touch. We need to be touched in order to bond and adapt to the world around us.

Not surprisingly, the benefits of human touch are not just limited to children. The Touch Research Institute, an organization dedicated to studying the effects of touch therapy, has conducted many different studies that show how human touch can decrease pain, improve pulmonary function, lower blood glucose levels, and improve immune function. Conversely, their studies indicate that there is a clear and quantifiable cost across the lifespan when we are deprived of nurturing touch for long periods of time.

I recently read an article about how technological advances are being used to help combat the problem of isolation and loneliness that is often experienced in certain populations like the elderly, disabled and the mentally ill. Many do not have caregivers or regular companions who can offer them the nurturing touch that will benefit them physically and emotionally. To help with this problem, several developers have created robot pets and even robot people. These mechanical creatures provide touch, make noises, talk and even respond appropriately to the person who is interacting with them.

While some may find these inventions rather fascinating, they greatly concern me. As our dependence on technology radically increases and we appear to grow more and more isolated from one another, is this what our future holds? While a robot may offer stimulation to a person seriously deprived of touch, neither can replace the power of nurturing touch in the context of human relationships. We long to touch and be touched by others because we were made for community. This begins at home with our own brood and extends toward extended family, neighbors and people around us who are lost, alone and disconnected from the fold. As you tune into this incredible sensation, allow God to use you to reflect His tenderness by being His hands and His feet in the lives of others.