Run with Perseverance

Before you opened this book, you may have wondered if God is still in the miracle business. The Bible tells stories of transformation, but does God perform healings of mind, body, and soul today? The real-life stories shared in Just Give Me Jesus testify to the reality of transformation. You can’t deny that God still brings about a dramatic change in those who once pursued a homosexual life. I imagine most people, whatever their background, wonder if transformation is possible. The Bible gives an emphatic answer: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified,…

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February Blog

Sometimes reflecting on circumstances surrounding a loved one believing their homosexual, can be over whelming and filled with what seems hopeless. We pray and pray, and pray some more. But yet from sight prayers don’t appear to be answered. Weariness can make the heart heavy, and we drown in hopelessness as we beg God to answer our request and do it now. It’s very likely the God look on His people wondering where’s their faith. We speak on faith, love and grace. But when circumstances surround a family with a transgender loved one, we can begin to see through the…

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Life Changes

The mother’s heart grieved as the son God had created and blessed her with walked deeper into the gay (original text is GID) lifestyle. Six long years she watched him pursue this deception and turn his back on all who loved him. As Joseph was taken from his homeland to be sold to an Egyptian slave master, did he wonder why God wasn’t helping him? Back home, his father, Jacob, grieved, believing Joseph had been killed by a wild animal. No waiting by Jacob for returning so; just life long grief. But God had a plan to save all people,…

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Christmas Wishes

Denise and the Staff and Board of Living Stones Ministries wish to send a Merry Christmas to you. As Christmas approaches, know you are in my prayers. May you be filled with joy and laughter as you celebrate our Lord’s birth. You are treasured by God and by us, and we are thankful for the opportunity to walk with you on your life’s journey. Thank you for being our precious family and honoring us with your prayers and gifts that enable us to continue in ministry! May the Eternal God, who hears every prayer, bless you and your family this…

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Dear Friend,

Dear Friend, As family and friends begin to make plans for Thanksgiving, the observance is expected to be filled with food and laughter, celebrating the holiday that started with the pilgrim’s grateful hearts, way back in 1621. As this year’s celebration draws closer, plans to celebrate with a big and fabulous meal go into motion. Turkeys, fresh and frozen, fill grocery store refrigerators and freezers, and soon find their way into homes, as families await the big day. Consumers purchase loads of pumpkin pie filling and whipped cream. Thanksgiving decorations are hung on doors or arranged on shelves above the…

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My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me

If we’re honest, we sometimes find ourselves merely contemplating our circumstances, but not truly submitting them to God. Instead, when we feel overwhelmed by life, we may be tempted to doubt God will really show up for us. Because of this mistrust, we attempt to control situations and manipulate people – this becomes our modus operandi. We expend a lot of energy thinking of a way to fix the “problem.” In our minds, we can justify taking matters into our own hands because we wrongly conclude God has forgotten about us or doesn’t care. But truly…brooding over our situations is…

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Adult Children

The number of calls I receive from adult children of an LGBT parent continues to increase. These callers either grew up with a gay parent or are facing this circumstance as an adult. They speak of their heartache and the difficulties created by their parent’s decision to act on their homosexual or transgender feelings, but they also testify of God’s goodness to them through the years. I’ve also had the privilege to connect adult children of gay or transgender parents with others who are walking this path. Most recently I met with two daughters, Samantha and Anna. They are from…

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Citizens of Heaven

As Christians, we need to remember that the deepest point of our identity is not in the fame or fortune we achieve in this life; our ultimate identity is tied to our loving, obedient responses to God’s call on our lives. If He calls you to be a brain surgeon, then be the best brain surgeon you can be—for Him. If He calls you to be a stay-at-home mom, then be the best stay-at-home mom you can be—for Him. But in whatever He calls you to do with your life here and now, never forget that He also calls you…

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The Long-Long-Term Perspective

Sometimes it’s necessary to stand back and gain some perspective. I’m learning that my perspective must be long-long-term. In many instances, a trial passes and you move on—a better, stronger, and more joyous person for having passed through that difficulty. That’s living in a long-term perspective. But in some cases, the trial continues for a lifetime. History is full of martyrs who endured decades of suffering only to have that suffering end in death. That kind of suffering requires a long-long-term perspective—a perspective that recognizes relief might not come until the next life. If that thought makes you want to…

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Who are you?

In your journey you must learn to trust the Lord with all your heart. When you take your eyes off Jesus, you start to trust your own actions. But only God can handle this. Do not be wise in your own eyes (Proverbs 3:7 NIV). Who are you? Yes, your loved one has a broken view of his or her sexual identity, but it is equally important to know who you are, and who God says you are in Him. In Acts 15, the apostle James said, “Simon has described to us how God first intervened to choose a people…

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