Marriage

Marriage has become a controversial issue in the Christian community. But it shouldn’t be. Marriage was created and defined by God as a holy union between one man and one woman. His ultimate goal in a marital union is for husbands and wives to have oneness expressed within a relationship bound together by a Holy Covenant. Any other union is an imitation—designed by the Master of Deception, not God. Do you remember how you felt last year when you first heard the U. S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the legalization of same-sex marriage? I experienced an initial disbelief. I was…

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When Compassion is Not Enough

Compassion is at the heart of the gospel. Because of His compassion, God sent His Son to save a world full of sinners. Without doubt, the world is a better place when human hearts, like God’s heart, are moved by compassion. But compassion does not—cannot—stand alone. In this fallen world Bradley referred to, sin has consequences. So while we must treat our fellow sinners with godly compassion, we also must treat sin with godly disdain. Bromide it may be considered, but fundamental truth it is that Christians must love the sinner but hate the sin. God’s Word simply does not…

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The Greatest Love

Ask someone for a list of favorite romantic stories and Gone with the Wind may be near the top. Ever since Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh immortalized Margaret Mitchell’s epic tale, millions of moviegoers have wondered how Scarlett O’Hara could have resisted Rhett Butler’s charm so long, then trampled on his heart so cruelly. And yet she did. For most of the story, Scarlett rebuffs Rhett’s attempts to win her love. Then, when necessity compels her to accept his marriage proposal, she still remains blind to the depth of his love. Not until he reaches the breaking point and walks…

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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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