Tiny Team – Mighty God!

Over the past few weeks the blog posts have focused on giving you a behind the scenes glimpse of how MARKINC Ministries functions. With that information in hand, I’ve asked you to prayerfully consider helping us reach a $10,000 Matching Gift goal. Last week I promised…

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What’s Next?

"Our son was murdered by a jealous man about two years ago. He was our only son. We are still waiting for a trial. I am a leader in the Christian community and people expect my wife and me to stand strong in our faith but we can barely make it through a day without questioning why God would do this…

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From Bear to Africa - Help and Hope

A picture is worth a thousand words and I hope this picture will make the impact of my words even deeper. Below is a picture of Lee and her daughter Samantha.  A few weeks ago I received a FB friend request from Lee. I typically check out anyone who wants to be a FB friend, and try to determine the connection…

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In His Grip

A number of years ago, Chuck and I took a ski lift up to the top of  huge mountain in Idaho. Like you would, we marveled at the expanse of the mountains surrounding us, the limitless gorgeous sky, the valleys below. It was the year after our son, Mark’s death and Chuck was…

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Ask Dr. Betters

What does a preaching pastor do with his time after he retires from the pastorate? Our tiny but mighty MARKINC team has no problem answering this question! At the end of 2016 Chuck officially retired as the Senior Pastor of Glasgow Church – now called Reach Church…

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Tiny Team, Mighty Dreams

These are some of the interview topics we have tackled in the past two weeks. They will be launched this summer and fall. These topics don’t include the other powerful interviews we launch every two weeks all year long…

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Can You Help?

The woman grabbed my hand and said, “I listen to every one of your Help and Hope interviews. I look forward to each topic. I’m in a good place right now, but these stories are filled with so much courage and faith, I feel like God is using them to equip me to help others who are hurting but also for that time when I will go through a dark place. Thank you!”…

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Grief is War

On those days when I could barely get out of bed, God reminded me through Ephesians 2:10 that He had given me everything I need to do the good work of fighting this war. in a way that reflects His presence in me...

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Hope in Uncertain Days

Everyone has a story and it’s my job with MARKINC Ministries to research and identify people whose stories offer help and hope to those coming behind them. Sometimes I stumble on stories through a Facebook post, a book recommendation, a television show, or through a conversation with someone who knows someone who…

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Full Circle?

One of the best parts of my job as Director of Resource Development with MARKINC Ministries is meeting and interviewing people for our Help and Hope audio library. Technology makes it...

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Grief Relief - Practical Tips for Getting Through the Holidays

Children in foster care and many adopted children deeply grieve during the holidays, even little ones. They may not understand why they are so distraught or angry but display their hurt through wild emotions that seem to have no rhyme or reason. They don't know that they are grieving, they just know that something is broken or missing. Wise parents will prepare by embracing these moments as opportunities to help their child....

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