There is something I have come to accept. I am not a “wonder woman” or a “superwoman”. Sorry if this disappoints some of you! I have come to realize; I don’t want the titles or the expectations that go with it. There is too much pressure to perform. I don’t desire to take on the world. It is not my calling nor my gifting. I am called to love; love my neighbor and love my enemies. I do this through hospitality in my home and community. The Inn @the Gate was created to be a place of peace. I can attend to the needs of those who come. Jesus asks us to take His yoke because it is easy. I am choosing to make that exchange. What about you? Will you partner with us? #Inn4ten 175 days 500 people $10/month. You can give at http://thegateofheaven.org/donate-to-the-gate-of-heaven/
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In Mark 10 we read about Bartimaeus. What do we know of him? He was blind. He sat and probably begged. We look at his outward appearance. Jesus knows what is going on inside. Bartimaeus calls out to Jesus. The crowd tries to shut him down, but he calls out louder. Jesus bids him to come. In order for Bartimaeus to go to Jesus, he has to cast off his cloak. What did his cloak represent? Was it shame, rejection, or something else? The Inn @the Gate was created with those who need help in removing the “cloak” of shame and so much more. #Inn4ten 176 days 500 people $10 a month. Share your love. Restore their passion. You can give at
No power. I had something else in mind. However, we lost electrical power. It can become this way, moving forward. Taking things for granted and then there is a flicker. You notice, but don’t pay attention – sleepless nights, moodiness. Little things become bigger things and a loss of joy. Then no “power” to continue. Jesus encourages us to come away. #Inn4ten $10 a month 500 people 177 days left.
Today there is the talk of self-care. In our society, we stay busy. We can forget we need to take time for ourselves. It has been considered selfish, but it is not. How can one care for someone if the caregiver first hasn’t cared for themselves? Luke 5:16 – “But He Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.” is the example of Jesus.
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Psalms 130:1 “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good: For His loving-kindness is everlasting.”
So much going around that is hurtful and sometimes hateful, we have decided to start November 1st with thanksgiving. We are coming upon the holidays when good cheer needs to be spread. We start with this verse because we have many reasons to give thanks. Today we are thankful for God’s goodness to our lives and our family’s lives. We are blessed beyond measure with 4 godly children, two godly daughter-in-loves and a godly son-in-love. We have 9 wonderful grandchildren. So today we are thankful for His goodness to us. #choosetobethankful.
by Mark Sandford and John Sandford
This week my father sent our staff an article he wrote, lamenting how his and his father’s generations had dishonored their children’s feelings. The phrase, “For crying out loud!” he said, summed it up. As I read, another phrase from that era came to mind: “Because I said so!” Sometimes we deserved the rebuke.
I have noticed over the last few weeks, months and even years that there has been a disheartening attitude over our country. Where it came from or where it wants to lead us I am not sure. Emotions have run high due to a fear that has been and is still being projected on to us as a nation.
Today is Giving Tuesday. We exist to help leaders thrive and overcome. Overcome what you might ask? What do you struggle with? Leaders struggle with the very same issues you may be facing today. We are all human. We all have to deal with something. We are here to help! Continue reading “GIVING TUESDAY”