Brokenhearted – A Silicon Valley Testimony

When all you have done is not ‘]”good enough!”
~~ Anne B.

Biblical Viewpoint

In her desperation in the privacy of her hotel room, she simply spoke out loud to no one specifically and said: “I give up. I can’t fix this.” 

I heard a compelling faith story this week. It was shared by a relatively new Christian at a regional Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast event. As a high-achiever who grew up in a non-religious home with a strong distaste for religion and a preferred focus on human accomplishments, this professional married woman and mother of 3 teenage children succeeded in attaining her goals of work success, family, and social status in this performance-oriented California culture.

Yet something was missing.

There was still an emptiness and void that no achievement could fulfill. Against all practical advice from friends, co-workers and family, she even ended up leaving her established job with a major high-tech organization and explored a job that she thought would…

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December 5, 2017 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

The Dream of Education – The project for #GivingTuesday

Together we can have a greater impact in joining this movement. In order for the scholarship program to go on, we are hoping to raise $25,000.

Our goal is to help:

4 village students to get university Bachelor’s degree which takes 3 years. For 1 student the following amount is needed: $ 675 = tuition for one school year. $1,350 = 9 months room, food, books $6075 is needed for one student to get a university degree. We know this is a challenge, but God can make great things. We trust that the students we will help will make a difference in the future. Their life will be changed so they can change other lives too. Say YES to a better life!

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~ Anne Boyd, CEO, God’s Children.

November 29, 2016 at 2:00 am Leave a comment

Two responses

These words are timely, can help us find peace. Guest Post by Brian Casey, PhD, (our “nephew” by his choice. He offered. We accepted.) God is good! ~~ Anne Boyd, St. George, Transylvania, RO

Earnestly Speaking

Following the slaying of President John F. Kennedy, Jr., the composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein said this:

This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more beautifully,
more devotedly than ever before.

And in the Christian Chronicle of January 2015, Brian Owens of the (predominantly black) Ferguson Heights MO Church of Christ is said to feel “inclined to protest. ” But his protest won’t involve “waving a ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ sign, staging a ‘die-in’ or chanting ‘I can’t breathe’ during a march.  Owens told fellow members of the predominantly black Ferguson Heights Church of Christ,

Worship is our protest. . . .  Our response is worship because it is through our worship that people see the glory of God.

The notions expressed by these two men — ideologically and chronically distant from one another — seem to be of the same ilk, don’t they?

Bernstein Bernstein

Owens Owens


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January 16, 2015 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

The Truth About Marriage….

Want Your Marriage to Last As Long As You Both Shall Live? Thank you, Chelsea Dent, for shareing with us the way to help that happen! ~~ Anne

Making A Dent in The World: One Child at A Time


So, I think we all have this idea in our head about what marriage will look like and how happy and fun and lovey dovey it will be, but the truth be told….it’s a crock. Marriage is not all butterflies and daisies and sunshine; it is messy and imperfect and takes true dedication and hard work all the time.

The Truth Is Marriage Means Being Selfless

From the moment you say, “I Do” you are agreeing that you will never be the center of your universe again, you will always have another person to consider. It means saying no to yourself sometimes and saying yes to your spouse and doing things you may not always want to do. It means giving 100% of yourself to someone else 100% of the time.

The Truth Is Marriage (in its own way) Is Much Like Parenthood

Like parenthood, there are no days off…

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January 16, 2015 at 8:23 pm Leave a comment

The Fault In Our Stars — A Review

Do you have questions about life and death? Mark and Sherrylee Woodward, Directors of Let’s Start Talking, review the movie, “The Fault in Our Stars.” It’s worth a read.
~~ Anne in St. George, Covasna County, Transylvania, Romania

Mark's Blog

The fault in our starsIf the new releaseThe Fault In Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, could talk, it would tell you that it unashamedly intends to play on your most maudlin emotions and will use all of the film clichés about death and dying to do so, BUT if a good cry does you good, then you’ll love this film.

I agree with the film—if it could talk!

Two teenagers with cancer meet at a support group, one with an attitude and one with—well, another attitude!  They both are coping with their terminal illnesses within their own understandings about life and death.  One of my favorite scenes and a scene that really demonstrates the quality of the actors is their first meeting at the support group meeting when Gus is just looking and smiling at Hazel and she is trying first to ignore him, then warn him off—both of…

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June 24, 2014 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Pillow Prayers 5

Oh, that I can have the wisdom to pray this often! Thank you, Brian Casey, and Patsy Clairmont.

Earnestly Speaking

Holy Helper, I’m in need of your Assistance.  Today, I’ll have to make many decisions.  Life is risky, and that scares me.  Yet I’m aware that You redeem our mistakes.  Knowing that’s the case should take some of the threat out of my choices . . . yet I waver.

. . .

Holy Healer, I know pain is a teacher, but do we need such a severe instructor?

. . .

Alpha, today is a new beginning.  This page of my life is still clean.  Help me not to scribble meaninglessly all over such a precious gift.

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Breath at Daybreak, resuscitate my courage to enter the demand-strewn path ahead.  Help me not to pick up problems before they materialize.  When I hit a dead end, help me not to camp out there.  When I encounter a difficult person, help me not to join their fraternity. …

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April 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment


NEWS FLASH – With one check still in the mail, the TOTAL FOR GOD’S CHILDREN’S MATCHING DONATION CHALLENGE is $6,035! Praising God for all good things! Thank you everyone who prayed for this, and who donated.
(Can you see the Snow Ball Warriors behind their battle stations – one on the far left in red jacket, and one on right in dark jacket – in my back yard…a place children gather for summer Bible school, and for play year round!)  
SNOW as far as the eye can see!  BUT temps are forecast to be in the 40’s – 50’s for the next 10 days.
“Jesus, however, said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to people like these.’ ” Matthew 19:14
~~ Anne



February 7, 2014 at 11:01 pm Leave a comment

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