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This is one of my best friends’ babies. In her hands is a custom order from someone who’s friend lost her son to suicide last week. A son who was this age once. A son who was fiercely loved and valued and squeezed tight. A son who will always be their baby. My heart cannot fathom the overwhelming grief. Our only hope? To lift our eyes to the One who is our help in every season and situation. Jesus, come quickly.
It seems the Lord is teaching me a deeper (more experiential) meaning of what Paul talks about when he describes servants of God as “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10a). • You see, there is so much good happening. So much joy, provision, and depth of community. So many doors opening. So many opportunities to minister and be ministered to. So much love and humility and grace and kindness and care that it has made me—quite literally—cry into a plate of chicken and waffles from the mercy of it all. • These scattered beams can only be explained by the Lord, who is dropping joy bombs and grace explosions all around. • But it’s not all chicken and waffles. • (Link to blog post in profile ❤️)
“All in all, it was a never-to-be forgotten summer—one of those summers which comes seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going—one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends, and delightful doings, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” -L.M. Montgomery
“[It is] as if [David] had said, Separated from God I am nothing, and all that I attempt to do ends in nothing; but when I come to Him, I find an abundant supply of strength. It is highly necessary for us to consider what we are without God; for no man will cast himself wholly upon God, but he who feels himself in a fainting condition, and who despairs of the sufficiency of his own powers. We will seek nothing from God but what we are conscious of wanting in ourselves. ...the reason why God is represented as a portion is, because He alone is abundantly sufficient for us, and because in Him the perfection of our happiness consists.” -John Calvin, on Psalm 73:26

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Happy Birthday RTM Magazine!

real truth matters magazine one year

(Previously posted on the Real Truth Matters Blog)

Our excitement level is high as this month marks the one-year anniversary of Real Truth Matters Magazine.

This magazine is a miracle and dream come true for us, as well as an avenue by which we continually experience the beauty and wonder of our Savior and His covenant to lead and love us.

This year more than 3,800 people have downloaded the magazine from more than 40 countries and we are in awe of God so obviously going before us and granting us favor with so many readers, interviewees and contributors including Jerry Bridges, KP Yohannan, Steve Saint, Elisabeth Elliot, Mary Kassian, Paul Estabrooks and Phil Johnson among others.

RTM Magazine was designed as an interactive resource to equip, encourage, challenge and motivate Christ-followers around the world to a greater pursuit of Jesus Christ, who is the Gospel.

Through stories and videos of how the Gospel has transformed lives, as well as theological articles, stories from the mission field and glimpses into the lives of Christ-followers pursuing the Lord with all their hearts, we pray the magazine has accomplished its purpose.

Please share this free resource with others and pray for this ministry—something God has called into being—that God will use it to glorify and exalt the majesty and splendor of Jesus Christ who was born that men no more may die.

Glory to God for this remarkable gift of salvation and for allowing our participation in His grand and glorious plan of redemption among the nations.

May the Lamb of God receive the reward of His suffering.

One comment on “Happy Birthday RTM Magazine!

  1. Rebekah-Ann says:


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