She Is Your Grandmother

Jerry is my friend living in exile in Uganda.  He is a refugee who escaped the barbaric acts of the corrupt government officials in his homeland of DRC – Democratic Republic of Congo.  Trust me, there is no democracy there.  Through our many months of daily messages on WhatsApp, I have come to love this family who are my brothers and sisters in Christ.  But one day, I actually became a grandmother to his children. Continue reading “She Is Your Grandmother”

The Miracle Of A Gentle Nudge

There is a family I have gotten to know via long distance communication who live in exile in Uganda as refugees 8000 miles away from Indiana in a foreign land of a foreign culture in the most extreme conditions.  This is Jerry’s family.  Zawadi is his wife, and their four children range in age from an infant daughter Anna born last Christmas, Joseph a toddler, Hope and David primary school age.  Jerry also provides a home to a foster daughter Tumaini and his step-sister Emiliane. Continue reading “The Miracle Of A Gentle Nudge”

The Oil Lamp-Special Revelation

I am surrounded by many friends who have what I call a “direct connection” to The Father.  They hear God speak, they speak to God in a special prayer language, they are entrusted with prophecy, they receive words of knowledge and they pray for others and healing occurs.  One friend has even been given a download for twelve transformational novels.  I want what they have.  And so for the last few years they have surrounded me praying for this baptism of Holy fire.  Nothing happened. Continue reading “The Oil Lamp-Special Revelation”

Shawnee Wilson-Victory and Freedom From Sex-Trafficking

Human trafficking is real, it is raw and it started in the home at the shocking age of six for Shawnee Wilson. She currently lives at Hope Center Indy, a Christ-centered residential campus committed to healing the personal  and building the professional lives of women coming out of human trafficking. For the first time in twenty-seven years, Shawnee is safe, she is free and she just met Jesus. Continue reading “Shawnee Wilson-Victory and Freedom From Sex-Trafficking”

Transformation Movement-Authentic, Passionate, Purpose

When all hope is gone, when you think you are worthless, when you think you have been left behind, God holds the power to transform any situation.  Brokenness can happen even to pastors.  Steve Nanney knows this first hand.  He had been a pastor for 20 years and reached what he thought was the end of the line for ministry as he experienced the scourge and stigma of divorce.  “I gave up on myself before anyone else had the chance,” said Pastor Steve. Continue reading “Transformation Movement-Authentic, Passionate, Purpose”

Watson and Madisyn George – No Ordinary Love

It was a mystery surrounding his mother’s death when the little Haitian boy was just two years old.  She was either murdered or she was sick, but no matter the cause, Watson found himself abandoned at age 4 or maybe it was 5.  It is hard to remember when you are malnourished and beaten regularly by your alcoholic father.  Christian missionaries found Watson and his beloved sister CeCe in a dilapidated hut nearly dead from starvation and they were placed in separate orphanages. Continue reading “Watson and Madisyn George – No Ordinary Love”

Dr. Mark Eckel – Comenius Institute

I did not know Mark Eckel short of one brief encounter the first day I set foot in Collaborate 317.  I was on a tour of the business development center when my tour guide stopped at the Radio Next internet radio station and introduced me to twin brothers Mark Eckel and HB Harold Bell.  Now this had my attention, because one brother was white and one brother was black.  They had just finished their weekly radio show Warp and Woof.  When I asked the subject of their radio show, in unison they said they discussed subjects to bring white and black cultures together.  I knew we would all be fast friends. Continue reading “Dr. Mark Eckel – Comenius Institute”

Hope Center: When God Makes A Promise

God has been making promises to Pastor Hubert Nolen since 1976 when Luke 4:18 proclaimed “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners  and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.”  Pastor Nolen planted churches and ministered to the captives in Brazil, Haiti, India, Israel, Cuba and Kentucky, yes even Kentucky.  He planted Brookville Road Christian Church in 1983 and pastored there for 32 years. Continue reading “Hope Center: When God Makes A Promise”