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
We have kicked off the #Inn4ten campaign. We are looking for 500 people to pledge $10 per month for 12 months in the next 180 days. The motto for this campaign is Share your love. Restore their passion.
When you help us serve leaders, you will receive an Inn @the Gate coffee mug, bookmark, and pen.
I had the opportunity to speak at the nursing home in our town last night. I can’t tell you how much I love being with these precious saints. We talked about fear. We all face fear. We, however, don’t have to allow it to control us. I was sharing about Jairus and his daughter. He came to Jesus concerned about his daughter’s sickness. He feared if Jesus didn’t return with him, she would die. Along the way to the house, a woman, discouraged with man’s ideas, felt she would be healed if she could just touch His garment. She didn’t need His attention though she did get it after she touched him. In the midst, Jairus’ daughter had died. The very thing he feared happened. Jesus looked at him and said, “Do not be afraid; just keep trusting (Mark 5:36 CEB). Jesus was telling Jairus he didn’t need to fear the death of his daughter. You know the rest of the story (or if you don’t you can check it out); Jesus puts out everyone except those closest to Him and her parents. He tells her to get up and restored back to her family. One other interesting note: the woman with the ailment had it for 12 years. Jairus’ daughter was 12. Selah.
We would like to wish family, friends and acquaintances a very Merry Christmas. We have been blessed by those who have come to stay with us over this past year. It has been our honor to serve you at The Inn @the Gate.
Recently I was challenged to do some clean up on my social media sites. I was getting bogged down with how to maintain contact with all of these contacts. Over the years, I have accumulated many business acquaintances. I would add them to my page thinking someday we would have a working Continue reading “Reflect, Clean, Move Forward”
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.
September 9th we were blessed to have a work day hosted by The Point Church from Charlottesville. Thank you to The Point for helping us get ready to open! They took care of the flower beds, created our nature trail, powerwashed house and shed, planted flowers and painted the hallway. The work day was a hugh success! Bucket list completed!
The Inn @the Gate is ready to receive all who need a rest from busy life! Matthew 14:23 states, “After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone”. (NIV)
The Inn @the Gate is just such a place for those who need to come to the mountain to pray. Ministry is awaiting you!
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”