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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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Forget You, God!

Forget You, God!

(As told to Cathy Schrock by Jill Haskins) “Forget You, God!” Jill shouted as she threw the pillows, one after another, across the room with all her might.  “Forget You, God!  I HATE You!!”  The pillows hit the basement wall, no damage inflicted and no sound produced...

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An Angelic Visit

An Angelic Visit

I was in utter shock and amazement. My first inclination was to walk up to her and ask, “What are you doing here?” Somehow, I knew that I shouldn’t approach her as she stood inside the tiny, doorless building. She was beautiful with fair skin and curly, light brown...

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God Moves

God Moves

“A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” Psalm 91:7 (NIV) Nearly ten years ago, I left Fort Wayne, Indiana and headed to Flagstaff, Arizona. I felt like God was telling me it would be my time of wandering in...

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Beauty in Death

Beauty in Death

READ: Acts Chapters 6,7 LISTEN AND WATCH: Falling and Rising by Jay D. Locklear, United Adorationhttps://vimeo.com/641747352 Oh, how I love the smell of leaves in the fall and the beautiful colors that burst onto the scene! Deep reds, vibrant yellows, and fiery...

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Follow Me

Follow Me

Read: John 21:20-25 In the final verses of the last Gospel, Jesus is speaking to Peter telling him matters of life and death. It is a serious conversation ending with the words, "Follow Me." But it is at this point Peter turns, sees John, and asks...

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Running Lost

Running Lost

Resistance slashes deep as we run lost through the fields  incomplete and terrified  Seeking to escape the familiar false safety of  fear  and  doubt Only to cross the Event Horizon of a fear-spiral that  cascades into ...

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My Father’s Hands

My Father’s Hands

It was an especially crisp afternoon, that bracing fall atmosphere in which children love to play. There was just a hint of chill in the air as I raced through the crunchy, colorful leaves to try out our new rope swing. Earlier, my father had thrown the rope up over...

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A Thanksgiving Healing

A Thanksgiving Healing

My hand instinctively swept over my lower left abdominal quadrant. “Oh, no,” I thought to myself. “Not now!” As the morning proceeded, the familiar, sharp pain increased. Soon I was doubled over and left the kitchen to recline in the living room. It was Thanksgiving...

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God’s Word Is True

God’s Word Is True

“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Numbers 23:19 NIV.  The Bible makes a claim that God cannot lie. I used to think this meant that He can’t...

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Finding God’s Favor For Today

Finding God’s Favor For Today

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to live as a favored child of God? Well, it is, and answering a few more questions will help us unpack this blessing. What is the favor of God? Favor comes when someone takes notice of you and turns his gaze on you. God’s favor...

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