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Adventures in Wales

A blog series by Janet Mueller

Nameless and Faceless at the Airport

Never in our wildest imaginations could we have dreamt what lie ahead of us as we innocently strolled into the Fort Wayne International Airport on that June day.  Connected by our common call and community life at Heartland Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, our team of...

Father’s Day at the Cardiff Vineyard

After our extended flight to Wales, we all welcomed a nap at our lodging place, the Ebenezer House at Hebron Hall Christian Centre in the small village of Dinas Powys, some four miles southwest of Cardiff.  Ebenezer House was perfect for our group as it contained...

The Well is Open

We could not believe our good fortune on this beautiful June morning, as we laughed and cried, splashed water, and playfully poured it over one another.  The well was open, and we were some of its first enthusiastic visitors in a location where the past, present, and...

Moriah Chapel, Not Forgotten

Perhaps one of our most anticipated stops was Moriah Chapel in Loughor, known as the birthplace of the great Welsh Revival of 1904-1905.  Over the course of the past 111 years, thousands have made Moriah Chapel a place of pilgrimage, and now Team Heartland would tour...

An Unplanned Visit to Tabor Chapel

We were fortunate to have David Pike, a noted historian of the Welsh Revivals, as a tour guide for part of our trip.  He was a gold mine of knowledge as well as of the Holy Spirit!  He took us to what is commonly called “The Valleys” in South Wales.  These are where...

A Hidden Revivalist

She had a regal look about her with her dark hair swept up in a chic bun and a long, colorful scarf draped over her narrow shoulders.  She carried herself with dignity, poise, and confidence yet there was a humbleness about her.  Simply and mysteriously, she slipped...

Pits and Mountaintops

Is it possible to experience within the course of one day, a microcosm of an entire lifetime of walking with God?  That is what seemingly occurred on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  From the depths of the earth at the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon to the heights...

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If Only

If Only

If only she knewHow strong she’d becomeIf only she knewShe’s beautiful inside and out If only she knew thenWhat she knows nowIf only she knewThe light at the end of the tunnel is her But what she knows nowShe would never undoWhat made herThe person she is now If only...

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Lovely

Lovely

What a passionWhat a loveGod says from above You’re so lovelySo beautifulJust as you are Watching you shine so brightlyOh, isn’t it lovely?Isn’t it lovely?Oh, it’s so lovely! You’re enough for meJust as you areLovely as you are ~ Rebecca Dingman, poet~ photo by...

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Child of Mine

Child of Mine

may My wrath find you safe and soundOh child of MineI have named you and claimed youI have chosen you Oh child of MineI see you shiningBut I hear you cryingI am with you may My wrath find you safe and soundOh child of MineI will see you shiningamong My brightest...

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Encountered in the Breaking

Encountered in the Breaking

He saunters up beside usas we both hash and rehashthe excruciating eventsof the shocking days just passed. “What is this dispute you’re having?”he questions. “What do you mean?Are you the only visitorwho is ignorant of these things?” “What things?” he nonchalantly...

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Don’t Look Past Me

Don’t Look Past Me

Please don’t look past me.I am that widow, divorcee, single woman in your church. Please don’t look past me…I need prayer, too. Please don’t look past me…I need fellowship, too. Please don’t look past me…I also need care when I am sick. Please don’t look past me…I...

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A Silent Cry

A Silent Cry

A silent cry shatters the crystalA silver tear stands frozenOn the icy remains of a soul What happened?Why the cold echo of nothingness? The ghost of memory haunts non-beingsAching sorrow shows through dead eyesA flicker of feeling wanders through the vast...

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From Hard to Hallelujah!

From Hard to Hallelujah!

Holy Week is a hard week. It’s hard to imagine how one of Jesus’ own dear friends, who lived with him for three years, experienced His love and witnessed His miracles, could betray his Teacher. It’s difficult to join in the processions of Palm Sunday, realizing that...

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The Women at the Cross

The Women at the Cross

The women at the crossthe women at the crossthe women at the crossgazed at the broken Bodyof our Lord. The women wept openly;the women bowed so low.The women beat their breasts.Oh, what woe; oh, what woe! The women stayed as close,as close as they could dare.The women...

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What IS Lent?

What IS Lent?

“Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will hear you. You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:12, 13 ESV)I accepted an assignment to participate in The Lenten Season Devotional series this year. Then I...

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