Women Who Proclaim

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If you haven’t visited this site recently, you should really come by just to see the beautiful new header that my friend Bethany Vanderputten of www.bethanyillustrates.com painted for me!  Here’s a close-up view of her creation and you can view the full painting by coming to www.echoinghim.com. As we were emailing back and forth, discussing the painting, Bethany sent me a word of encouragement for writing on this blog, sharing with me the scripture Psalm 68:11 which says, The Lord {Read More}

Fasting for those who can't fast – Part 2

For Part 1 on this topic – click here! So as a follow-up to my first post on this topic, since I’m currently pregnant, this has presented a challenge for how I can still participate in the gift of fasting. I’ve been thinking about a few different options and got some ideas from others, and I also had the opportunity to ask my doctor a couple questions. So here are some suggestions on things you might want to consider trying {Read More}

Urges, Cravings & Impulses

What is a fasted lifestyle? Living a fasted lifestyle is about much more than just fasting food, it’s also about living a surrendered life in the areas of food, our finances and our time.  Fasting is voluntary weakness – choosing weakness on our own accord for the sake of love.  This can include fasting food, or it could mean living a simpler life financially so that you are able to give more money away or so that you are able to work {Read More}

He Deserves Better

The other day, I had been reading about how Jesus was our scapegoat and how He carried the weight of our sin for us. I didn’t think too much of it at the time, but then later that night I rented a movie… Now, I’m pretty sure that Holy Spirit prompted me to walk away and I think I knew that I shouldn’t have watched it – but I ignored His small voice and watched it anyway, naively hoping it {Read More}