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Connecting Streams: Finding Strength

An outreach team met with women in the secure unit of a local prison. One particular inmate consistently demonstrated her obvious agitation – making fun, interrupting, causing disturbance. Her behavior discouraged the team, making it hard to endure. She stopped attending, then a few months later, she returned with a story. While she was alone [...]

2018-03-29T13:43:29+00:00March 22nd, 2013|Newsletters|0 Comments

Connecting Streams: Building His Kingdom

Today, I woke with a burden for broken and hurting people that need a Savior and our need to arise and to reach out and share His love. I had been reading in Ezra about how the Lord has a vision, stirs His people, they arise and begin to build, and they willingly offer themselves. [...]

2013-02-25T09:34:50+00:00February 25th, 2013|Newsletters|0 Comments

Connecting Streams in the New Year

Dear Friends I hope you had a blessed Christmas with your family and friends—fun, rest, and profound reflection! On New Year’s Eve, I attended Les Miserables, this is a profound story of grace. It reminded me of something I witnessed in November. I had the privilege of joining our ministry team— reaching out to women [...]

2017-11-21T20:15:14+00:00January 28th, 2013|Newsletters|0 Comments

The Miracle of Christmas

  Hi Friends! Donna Mitchell, Director of Connecting Streams Advent Devotional Luke 1:39-45 In a posture of humility and faith, Mary responded to the angel by declaring that she is "the Lord's servant" and may everything that the angel said about her come true.  She assured him of her posture, declared her faith, and now, [...]

2017-11-21T20:06:41+00:00December 9th, 2012|Newsletters|0 Comments

Craving a Reckless Faith

Hi Friends! I attended The Journey this week – a retreat for hurting women, some just off the street. I received an email from the EFC this morning deeply concerned about yesterday’s decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal that “fails to protect women from exploitation and could lead to a situation in Canada where [...]

2012-03-29T03:55:28+00:00March 29th, 2012|Newsletters|0 Comments

God Knows Best

Hi Friends! The quote below speaks of new beginnings. Our hearts resonate and it makes sense for those who are broken and hurting – it gives hope, the realization that the future does not have to look like the past. The same holds true in our lives. The Lord is continually shaping and molding us [...]

2012-03-02T11:50:47+00:00March 2nd, 2012|Newsletters|0 Comments

Standing On Faith

Hi Friends! As I recall 2011, my theme verse for the year was Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (NKJV)  The Lord gave me this verse [...]

2012-01-05T19:11:32+00:00January 5th, 2012|Newsletters|0 Comments

Surviving or Thriving?

Hi Friends! Recently, the Lord used a number of Scriptures to speak to me in preparation for a talk I was giving, including James 1:3, 4 NLT: “For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will [...]

2011-11-08T06:33:48+00:00November 8th, 2011|Newsletters|0 Comments

Partnering with God

Hi Friends! I was reading in 1 Peter and I thought of you. 1 Peter 2:9,10 in The Message says: “But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others [...]

2011-09-22T04:52:01+00:00September 22nd, 2011|Newsletters|0 Comments

As They Pass By

Hi Friends! I was greatly encouraged and challenged re-reading the story of Gideon beginning in Judges 6. He did not see himself in a positive light – “My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe…and I am the least in my entire family!” But the Lord saw Gideon as a mighty hero, one who would save [...]

2011-08-17T13:55:46+00:00August 17th, 2011|Newsletters|0 Comments