Running On My Knees
Running from a place of rest

The past two years found us running as fast as we could. Moving, trying new ministry expressions, pushing ahead all while doing our best to keep up with events that happened to and around us. It seemed like something over here always needed attention and something over there needed doing. List making became a moot […]

Read more
Read It Like You Mean It!
The Power of God's Word Read Aloud

One week from today, October 31, is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. That is the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door in Wittenberg, Germany and the Reformation began. Many new things were born that day, but my focus today is the fact that following this the Bible was written in […]

Read more
Will You Be One of a Million?
It's Time To Pray

Our updated website is up and running. If you haven’t seen it I encourage you to do so, at www.bespokeninternational.com. It will continue to expand and grow so check back now and then! When you visit the site you’ll see on the home page a link for ‘One of a Million’, which is a call […]

Read more
Be Careful, Little Heart What You Say
Words of faith and life

Words and the way we speak them, matter. “If you had been here my brother wouldn’t have died.” POW! What a punch in the gut, I don’t care who you are. It is one thing to feel like I, myself could have done more but to have such a weighty and harsh accusation leveled is […]

Read more
For Love Of Martha
Accepting God's Love For Me

Oh, to experience the vibrancy of truly being alive each and every day! To be alive is one thing, to be active and vibrant, another. Yet how easily we accept what is less than life! It makes sense because it is easier and requires less of us. Wax fruit in a bowl looks lovely and […]

Read more
Thoughts on Pilgrimage

All throughout Ireland are pilgrim paths of yesteryear. Literal walking trails where saints of old once walked as they made pilgrimage from one place of worship and study to another. Along nearly every road and trail throughout the land grow wild black raspberries, a welcome and satisfying refreshment as one walks. An Irishman once told […]

Read more
Singing In The Rain

Dear Friends,  This coming Wednesday Jim and I lead a pilgrimage to Ireland and Iona, retracing the steps of Columba who lived in the 500’s. I have finally given in and joined the world of Instagram and hope to post there, so if you’re an Insta-grammer that’s where you may follow along. I’d love to […]

Read more
At The End Of The Day

“One must wait till evening to see how lovely the day has been.” It is 6:30 in the morning Pacific Time and I’ve just had an evening moment. Funny, isn’t it, how one innocent little movement can unexpectedly stir one’s soul into awakeness and awareness. This morning it was the pool skimmer that did it […]

Read more
Meaning of Bespoken

be·spo·ken | bəˈspōkən Origin: Old English Definition: To ask for in advance. What this means to us: What we do in intercessory prayer. Definition: To make arrangements. What this means to us: Preparing and equipping people to live fully alive in the Father’s embrace. Definition: To speak, to address. What this means to us: Using our […]

Read more