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“I ran into a couple that lost their baby. The husband was broken. We cried together and then prayed and talked. I was a mess.”
These few messy sentences summarize so much pain and emotion. I didn’t have any words of wisdom for this couple that lost their child. Words failed me. I had tears, prayers and eventually some encouragement. I don’t think an immediate response of anything other than that would have even been appropriate.
Many people are just like this couple. Tragedy has hit and there are no words to comfort or settle them. We see it every day. Pain and trials are the norms.
Recently in our nation, we have seen loss and tragedy on many levels. In our social and political structures, we are divided. Racially we are heading down the wrong path. In the natural realm, disaster has struck and devastated lives. With our national relationships abroad the word ‘tense’ seems to understate the current norm.
Marilyn Hickey was interviewed by the new channel, CBS News about her evangelist crusades that attract millions of people. Marilyn Hickey has traveled to 136 countries, but currently, she has been focusing on the parts of the middle east with the majority of the population being Muslim. Marilyn Hickey who is currently 86-years-old shares about the threats and real dangers of her ministry but gives all glory of success to God who has watched out for her and kept her safe as she has spreads the gospel of Jesus to these nations. She has made it her special mission to build bridges in Muslim countries like Pakistan, Egypt and Sudan.
Pastors Mike and Sue Bryan have been ministering to children for more than 35 years. They have dedicated their lives to teaching children about God. Their love for God and their ability to teach children about that love has truly touched thousands of lives.
Ladies, our Hearts Ablaze Women’s Conference only weeks away! Our annual conference hosted by Women Rock is an opportunity to be encouraged and refreshed as we come face to face with Jesus, and form lifelong friendships with other godly women.
For some of us, this can be intimidating. If you are an introvert like me, you regret making those lunch plans with a friend and might even consider canceling about fifty times. When it comes to social interaction, just the thought of it makes you want to throw on sweatpants and catch up on your new Netflix series, or start that Pinterest project you pinned months ago. This is an issue that I have dealt with, and before you decide to pass up this life-changing conference, I want to share with you a story about another introvert: