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Redeeming the Home

Two years ago, 26 year old me was sitting in her favorite booth in Panera when she journaled the following prayer:

Lord, I really want my own house. I want to make a home and get to know my neighbors and have get togethers to reach them with love and the Gospel. I want to have a library and a cute kitchen and slumber parties with my small group girls. I want my home to be a place where people are well loved, well fed, and well treasured. A place where people feel safe, accepted, welcomed, and warm. Where they receive cookies, gratitude, encouragement, love, and the Gospel. Where they can come to relax, to be quiet, to talk, to praise, to read, to cry, to laugh, to sing.

I want a home.
A home not just for me but for my girls,
other women,
our church,
visiting missionaries,
the community.

Lord, in Your time, would You give me a home? A semi-nice one, not for luxury but so more people can squeeze in and be squeezed by Love?

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Speaking the Gospel in the Face of Unbelief

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“We’re not here to give a sales pitch; we are sent by the Spirit to share how Jesus changes everything.” -Jeff Vanderstelt

Check out our interview with Jeff about his new book Gospel Fluency in the latest RTM Magazine.

Get your free copy on iPhoneiPadAndroid, or on the web.

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Beholding the Lamb and Interviewing Andrew Peterson

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“No man, when he comes to die, will ever say, ‘I spoke too much of the grace of God.’ Let Satan accuse me of that. I welcome it.” -Andrew Peterson, foreword, Behold the Lamb of God

I’m just so thankful for Andrew Peterson’s life and ministry.

It was February when we set down with Andrew Peterson in Franklin, Tenn., to interview him for the cover story of the current RTM Magazine. My vocabulary is too weak to string together a sentence that would fully convey how much I learned from him that day.

We laughed, we (I) cried, we talked about how much we love the Gospel.

It was my favorite interview.

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What does it mean to “live on mission”?

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It’s common jargon in Christian circles right now but what does it really mean to “live on mission”?

In the March/April RTM Magazine, readers will have access to articles and resources that discuss discipleship, define life on mission, and detail the believer’s purpose in this world.

Please consider reading the new issue. I fully believe in this magazine and what God can do with it—it is a free resource packed with Gospel-saturated articles, reviews/recommendations, profile stories and wisdom. Just assembling this issue and praying over each article has been such a help to my heart and a refocusing on the real mission we’ve been assigned.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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When Fears Come True: The Corrie ten Boom Story

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Corrie ten Boom was no stranger to fear.

When World War II broke out and the German Blitzkrieg’s “Nazification” of the Dutch people escalated in May 1940, the ten Boom family home in Haarlem, Amsterdam, became a refuge for many. Jews, members of the Dutch underground resistance movement, students, and intellectuals alike were warmly welcomed into the home above the ten Boom watch shop, where they were treated as part of the family and given food, the Word of God, and a community unified by the desire for freedom.

Before long, the safe house was slightly remodeled and a secret room was built into Corrie’s upstairs bedroom to harbor refugees when the Gestapo would illegally and forcibly search homes.

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Monday Morning Munch No. 139 – Fighting Fears

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Fear = an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

What is it about fears that so easily ensnares us?

The last six months have brought with it a significant amount of joy, a significant amount of challenges and a significant amount of exposure to pretty much every fear-related thing in my heart. There’s been lots of tearing down, lots of pruning and lots of learning to deal with fear.

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I love Jen Wilkin but I’m not a Stalker

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…or am I?

After posting the above photo with this caption:

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There were some fun comments, including my bff saying:

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More Than 55 Countries?!

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W H A T.

The latest RTM Magazine has been downloaded in more than 55 countries already.

Blue dots = countries in the 10×40 window
Pink dots = countries on the Open Doors World Watch List

AMAZING. (I still can’t believe this is my JOB!May God’s glory be magnified as His Gospel goes out.

Have you downloaded it yet? Check it out for yourself here.

Ahh, Soli Deo Gloria.

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Not Quitting My Day Job

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“Lord of all being, throned afar
Thy glory flames from sun and star; center and soul of every sphere,
Yet to each loving heart how near!
Lord of all life, below, above,
Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love, before Thy ever-blazing throne
We ask no luster of our own.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

It’s no secret I love reading, writing, missions, adoption, discipleship and a whole host of other things that I don’t deserve (Gloria Furman once told me, “Life outside of the Garden of Eden is a mercy from God”), but do you know how I fill my week days? Some of you might already know and the rest of you, well, I know you’ve been on pins and needles waiting to hear alllllll about it (please catch the sarcasm).  So wait no longer!

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Redesigned and Ready for Download: March/April RTM Magazine

MARCHMAGWith so very much excitement, it is our joy to announce the newly redesigned March/April RTM Magazine is now available for download in the Apple iPad Newsstand.

The magazines will no longer require a new app download for each issue, but will be accessible within the magazine app in the Newsstand. If you don’t have an iPad, you can continue downloading the PDF version of the magazine at www.realtruthmatters.com/magazine .

For those unfamiliar with the mag, it has a little something for everyone: a Christian living section, a pastors section, a missions section, and much more. This magazine is designed to equip, encourage, challenge and motivate Christ-followers around the world to a greater pursuit of Jesus Christ, who is the Gospel.

We are so grateful for the Lord’s sovereign hand, grace and provision that has called this publication into being and sustains it He sends it to the nations.

The magazine continues to be downloaded around the world and we ask you to join us in prayer for fruit to come in response to the Word of the Lord for the honor and exaltation of Jesus Christ.

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MARCH/APRIL MAGAZINE:

Cockroaches in Uganda.
Prayer in the church.
Gospel for Asia Founder KP Yohannan and his heart for the 10×40 window.
Author and Speaker Mary Kassian and her wisdom for women.
Elisabeth Elliot on reproving and correcting fellow believers.
A massage therapist’s ministry.

These topics and more can be seen in the redesigned March/April RTM Magazine!

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