Encouragement & Inspirations Blog
This month, I’ve sensed the Lord’s very simple and focused call inviting us to ”Wait on God,” using a very powerful testimony from Sue Baumgarten!
Little did I know, God was about to take me deeper, and prepare my heart for radical transition!
God poured out His love and healing joy through Jordan’s life celebration.
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WOW! What a wonderful wedding that resulted from Clint & Emily regularly modeling a ‘Waiting on God’ lifestyle!
In month’s IGNITE, I found prayer tracks in the Book of Acts through Spirit-led prayer, baptisms, fellowship, marriage adventure preparation, and divine collaborations!
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IGNITE July 2023 Dear Prayer Igniters : I’m curious if some of you who read our IGNITE letters ever feel as if you may be in a school of
When we spend more time with God, He begins expressing His love for others through our lives. My encouragement to you is to “Wait on God” daily.
God unexpectedly flipped the ministry paradigm! It felt like stepping into an earthly heaven, and we instantly became part of a new close-knit family.
Are you sensing God calling you to DO less and BE more? I’m reminded of a time He showed me that He can do MORE through us when we rest!
IGNITE March 2023 Dear Friends, Spring has arrived! As the sun warms the soil and rain replenishes the roots and new seed in the ground, we’ll begin to see the
God is doing an amazing work in Pakistan- We have seen an extraordinary escalation of waiting on God and Luke 10 transformation! Over this past month Wilem Joubert, from South
It was a Tuesday afternoon and I met up with a Ugandan Pastor Fred Kasule. Dear friends had been telling me about him for many years. God put our hearts
IGNITE January 2023 Dear Friends, as I was reflecting on God’s work through IPA in 2022, I became consumed by an overwhelming sense of gratitude. We praise God for His
Your Generous Support of IPA Truly Impacts the WORLD! Greetings, Precious Friends! Imagine the joy of knowing that your IPA prayers and support are having divine connections and a direct
We’re thanking the Lord for His incredible outpouring of power and anointing on IPA in 2022! See our year-end praise report and heartfelt note of THANKS!
IGNITE June 2022: It was 3:23 AM when God beckoned me to come and wait on Him. I also happened to be on Day 21 of my Andrew Murray’s Waiting
For over a year, we waited, planned, and anticipated our first-ever family vacation with all eight of us. And we watched God joyfully and magnificently roll out eight glorious days of excitement in Yosemite!
“Praise the Lord He’s answered my prayer!” Yes, she had given up asking me to slow down and began asking the Lord to get me a speeding ticket!
I did not realize how sickly my prayer life truly was until I started this practice of Waiting on God with you all. I learned “a healthy physical body is nothing without a healthy Spirit.”
Seldom have I had such a vivid picture in the physical realm of what was happening in the spiritual realm. Last month our firstborn son and my beautiful bride were
Where Does Hope Come From? When things went wrong in my life, I used to feel hopeless. And if I didn’t have my life under control, it was easy to
As I waited on God early this morning He showed me a marvelous parallel between dance and prayer. When we pray leaning into The Holy Spirit He guides us in a “prayer dance,” following His lead listen, question, pause, share this scripture, salvation it is thrilling.
(This vision is “COPYRIGHTED” YES!! You have the right to copy.) On Saturday, the 11th of September, in Bozeman, MT, 41 of us, including 22 children, were waiting silently before
On 30th August, we celebrate our 35th anniversary, and with very few exceptions. We still joyfully live every day in what we call the “Permanent Honeymoon Anointing.” I’ve known since
Last month, God broke my pride through a fall resulting in rotary cuff surgery. This incident also marked the cancellation of my month-long trip to Burundi. Our ever-dearer partner in
Dear Prayer Partner, Friend, and Intercessor, Our prayer purpose in the East African Awakening is to mobilize and equip 300 leaders in each of 3 cities of Burundi starting this
I AM GUILTY AS CHARGED Colin Charles Millar was found guilty on two counts of breaking the first and second commandments during the months of April and May 2021. Colin’s
I never realized that I walked with hidden pockets of shame in my heart about the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. This revelation is yet another fruit from the daily practice of waiting on God, through which God is steadily transforming my life.
My Friend, almost everything in life comes with “side effects.” Specifically, all medication is listed with its various possible side effects that can occur. I am discovering, as I press deeper into the practice of waiting on God, that one of the side effects is having my pride exposed by God and…
Have you heard about what is taking place in Burundi?! I might guess that some of you may have never heard of Burundi before! But God has. And He is bringing about incredible…
This is a radical “unfurling” testimony shared from two hearts! Colin and Jordan my 18 year young Jesus warrior friend…
Accept this fresh charge to wait on God my precious friend! I invite you to watch this video which tells of a transforming miracle God is doing in my life.
WAITING ON GOD BRINGS UNLOOKED FOR FAVOR Ignite Bold Prayers What can happen when we pray, “Lord, would You ignite something in our lives and in Your Church that only
Ignite: Bernie’s quiet life has resounding impact Ignite Share the Story of a Brother-Sister Love Like No Other On June 1, my Darling’s beloved brother, Bernie Price, finished his course
Have you ever been the answer to your own prayer? Allow me to share in this IGNITE newsletter what the Lord has done, once again! In these unprecedented days, my
THOUGHTS & TALKS ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING- IGNITE March 2020 My dear friend, for this IGNITE newsletter I’d like to invite you to join me in some thoughts and talks with
Ignite February 2020 I sit quietly on this February morning of my 65th birthday, having watched the sun gloriously rise during my solo retreat with our King in Rockport. Then,
GOD CALLS US TO “MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS” FROM HOUSTON- Ignite 2020! On Christmas day, I opened this world map gift from our precious church planting family, Chris and
IS YOUR FAMILY FIRMLY FIRST? OUR TWO SONS ARE BOTH EXCELLING IN THEIR FAMILY CALLING! MY SISTER, AUNTIE JAN IS BACK! We have had the joy to celebrate with Nick
WILL YOU IGNITE AND SOW A MUSTARD SEED OF FAITH/PRAYER? Read what God did just because one year ago through ignite! I thanked a brother I had not met, for
For What Are You Waiting? This Lion was the fruit of our waiting! Nicholas and Tegan on Table Mountain Waiting, full filled, with new seed. There is
ADDICE DIVINE APPOINTMENT BIRTHS “UNPLANNED” NEW LIFE At 3:45am on the 2nd of May, 2019, God blew His “new life” breath into my heart! I had just completed my 9th
“…Boasting in my weaknesses… PRIDE!” AND PRIDE, WITHOUT CONFESSION, CAN BE DEADLY This is a my heart to your heart confession! Yes!! Aaaih, Aaaih, Aaaih this is tough! My dear
STEPPING STONES TO LIVING IN THE: “PERMANENT HONEYMOON ANOINTING.” We recently took our 32nd honeymoon week in the midst of God’s glorious creation. It was like taking more stepping stones
A GENERATIONAL PRAYER EPIPHANY!!- IGNITE 2019 Over the past 6 months you have seen how the simple, yet not easy, the practice of “Waiting on God” has become. And in
”THE LORD IS GOOD TO THOSE WHO WAIT FOR HIM.” Lamentations 3:25 Last week I took 4 hours to wait on God expectant of Him directing me in building the
DOES GOD KNOW YOUR VOICE IN HEAVEN? Recently I was driving to a dinner reunion while participating in a College Student Prayer Conference Call. Our younger son, Chris, leads this
HIDDEN RICHES OF SECRET PLACES. Isaiah 45:3 CAME THROUGH PERSEVERING PRAYER FOR STEVE AND LAURA SMITH. In this IGNITE newsletter, I share an awesome experience from last week. Read about
“LORD TEACH US TO PRAY and add “ZUME” (see below) to our prayers.” I write IGNITE today, sitting in a beautiful little chapel at Kaiserhof Lutheran Retreat Center overlooking this
Lessons I’m Learning From My Sabbatical – Part 2 Let us PRAY NOW: “Oh Lord please may I hear, obey, and act on changes You would have me make in
JOURNEYING INTO AND THROUGH MY SABBATICAL – PART 1 ME ON SABBATICAL? I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THE POSSIBILITY! But for this IGNITE July 2018 blog, I get to share Part 1 of
A SABBATICAL BOOMERANG BLESSING PRAYER REQUEST! – IGNITE May 2018 For the next 6 weeks I will be on sabbatical in a coast side cottage by a tiny village in
What do Kingdom, Kindergarten and Sabbatical have in common? They all collided in my classroom at church today! A year ago in Herrnhut Germany God spoke extremely clearly to me
For our very dear Friend, This month’s IGNITE newsletter is special! On Wednesday, December 13th, at 6:45 am, inside The Main Street Café in Plano, Texas, God joyfully saved a
IF WE WILL JUST TRUST HIM!! “A PICTURE OF THE TRANQUILITY OF GOD IN TRIALS” ~~ from our back garden ~~ I often have an unspoken prayer in my heart
“JESUS, what do You want to say to me? Jeremiah 29:12 On Monday 27th February, 2017 at The Greater Houston Prayer Summit, my dear friend Bishop Clark Lowenfield and I PRAYED