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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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Monday Morning Munch No. 65 – RTM Magazine


“Just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.” -1 Thessalonians 2:4

With that verse swirling through my heart and mind, I am so excited to announce that the newest RTM Magazine is now available for download by clicking here.

Journey on the mission field with Steve Saint and the Waodani Indians, then travel across the ocean to see the work of God in Eastern Europe before opening an article entailing the difference between “doing” and “being” for a Christian. Continue reading how God brought one lady from communism to Christ, how He called a musician to preach the Gospel and discover what Elisabeth Elliot says the world must be shown.

These adventures and more await you in the November/December RTM Magazine.


Did you catch all that?

Let me say it differently.

Elisabeth Elliot.
Steve Saint.
Charles Spurgeon.

Stories from Romania.
The Gospel.

Practically all my favorite things are in this magazine!

You should download it [p.s. it’s free]!


We believe God called this digital magazine into being as a way to equip, encourage, challenge and motivate Christ-followers around the world to a greater pursuit of Jesus Christ, who is the Gospel.

Just over a year has passed since the dream of RTM Magazine became a reality and the first issue was published. In that time, God has taken this publication around the world to more than 45 countries including some closed to the Gospel. It is an honor to work for the King of the nations and to watch Him take His words of life to the ends of the earth.

Please read and share this publication and together we can join God in wrapping His arms around the nations.

As you read if you have comments or suggestions, please let us know by leaving a comment here or emailing We are eager to hear from you! 

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

2 comments on “Monday Morning Munch No. 65 – RTM Magazine

  1. Michael Snow says:

    Charles Spurgeon certainly sets us an example in following that verse from Thess.

    1. You’re exactly right! I’m so thankful for the example he set for us in following our sweet Savior. I hope you get a chance to check out the RTM Magazine, Michael!

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