New Year’s Reminds Me of Church

Since it is New Year’s Day, I really can’t let this opportunity escape me to tell you a story about a New Year’s Eve in my childhood. Growing up, my family went to church. A lot. As in, most weeks we were at church a minimum of 5-6 times a week. And that didn’t evenContinue reading “New Year’s Reminds Me of Church”

Christmas isn’t over….there is one last gift…..

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh If you are like me, the day after Christmas is really hard! All of that build up, all of that preparation, and poof! It is done. Over. Gone. If you are feeling a little rumpled in spirit today (a little Anne of Green Gables reference for all of you Anne aficionadosContinue reading “Christmas isn’t over….there is one last gift…..”

Enough

By: Stephanne Morris Marsh Laying here in the quiet wee hours of the morning, the faint glow of the Christmas tree lights peaking beneath my bedroom door; my mind is frantically racing, trying to remember if I’ve forgotten anything. This is it. It’s here. Christmas is here. All of the cooking, all of the hurrying,Continue reading “Enough”

Always, Always……Make Sure the Mic is Off

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh You know, sometimes, there are things that are so firmly imprinted in your memory, that you can recall them in extraordinary detail. People say, that with the passage of time, memories can fade, or that with the retelling of the story, details can be greatly embellished. However, I would argue, quiteContinue reading “Always, Always……Make Sure the Mic is Off”

Jehoshaphat and the Dying Cat Song

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh This is from an older (2014) journal entry. I’ve posted it on Facebook before. I did update it just now to reflect my current favorite worship song choices. I woke up thinking about it, and I’ve argued about posting it again. I even tried writing something else. But apparently, somebody isContinue reading “Jehoshaphat and the Dying Cat Song”

Confirmation and So. Much. Love.

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh (with inserts or is it excerpts….from Haven Floyd and Kay Morris) So, what’s a girl to do when she has TWO stories she needs to share? I don’t want to create two separate blog posts, because one might get lost and people might not read it. And BOTH of these storiesContinue reading “Confirmation and So. Much. Love.”

Grace

By: Stephanne Morris Marsh Sometimes, even I, wonder if the grace of the gospel is sufficient for me. You see, sometimes, late at night, or even during an especially hard day; all of your would have, could have, should haves, have a tendency to come up and tiptoe or maybe even parade loudly through yourContinue reading “Grace”

The Greatest Gift

by: Stephanne Morris Marsh Ahhhhh, it is Christmas and the hurry and the scurry and the fuss and the muss……everything looks as though it should be perfect, and yet, so many of us are walking around with big gaping holes, searching for the ONE thing that will fill us up. We are searching and lookingContinue reading “The Greatest Gift”

My Missions Perspective – Guest Blog by: Rev. Dr. C. Bradley Morris

People have asked me many times, what my perspective is on missions.  Having been a missionary for approximately 15 years I may have a few insights on the subject, none of which are earth shattering but none the less probably are not known or understood by those who have never been a missionary or contemplatedContinue reading “My Missions Perspective – Guest Blog by: Rev. Dr. C. Bradley Morris”

Guest Blog by: Mikayla Kent – Here I am! Send me!

Note: Mikayla Kent is my niece. I asked her if she would write a blog for Heart for Ecuador, and she agreed immediately. I have never seen such humbleness, passion, compassion, heart, wisdom, and the ability to be the heart of Jesus, in a teenager. Every time I read one of Mikayla’s blogs, I marvelContinue reading “Guest Blog by: Mikayla Kent – Here I am! Send me!”