Time to simplify

By Tiffany Deluccia >>> The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5 Boy, do we complicate the faith. Paul writes to Timothy of a simple and dignified life marked by a pure heart, a clean conscience and a sincere faith. My days…

Back to blogging

By Tiffany Deluccia Six weeks. How much life can change in six weeks. God is as good as ever, and I am much refreshed. Thanks for giving me a break. I believe Jesus was our model when he would regularly withdraw to seek the Father’s heart. That’s what April and this first half of May…

Taking a break!

I’m taking a break from writing, and I wanted to give you a heads up. We’ve had a lot going on for the last few months and some major changes to digest. So, TJ and I are taking some time away from everything to pray, recharge and make some difficult decisions. Jesus modeled for us an…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: I Cried in the Red Light District

By Kaleigh Ward I remember the very first time I met Jo.  I spotted her the second we entered the bar.  She commanded the room, exuding confidence and maybe even a sense of power.  She strutted her stuff, calling to male passerby, and kicking tail on the pool table. Our first night with her, she…

Walled In

By Tiffany Deluccia I stumbled through the thicket, through the tangled mess of overgrown vegetation, trying to get to the wall, the stone inhibition rising ahead and as far as I could see. Arm outstretched, leaning, my hand hit the cold rock. Solid. Impenetrable. Disappointed. But. What was that? A rumbling, a shaking. This wall…

Help fight sex trafficking – Race to Rescue

By Tiffany Deluccia Jesus said in Luke 4 that He came to set the captives free and to set at liberty those who are oppressed. If freeing the oppressed was close to His heart, we must make it close to ours. The Race to Rescue 5K is a community effort in Greenville, SC to raise awareness of…

Dormant Is Not Dead

Don’t forget in winter seasons the hope of spring green leaves, the joy of summer shade and the taste of fall harvest.

Burn to Memory Proverbs 24:10

  By Tiffany Deluccia I sometimes find myself believing in my heart of hearts that if I’m doing well and following God’s lead, that I should experience calm waters. The opposite is often true: The more you seek after God’s heart and His will, the more opposition you will face. It does no good to…

When You Feel Like You’re Drowning

My friend Ashley Hafer is spending the next year in Mozambique and Uganda loving on children and learning to rely on God in a very real way. Ashley was a teacher here in Greenville. She owns a house. She has lots of friends and a loving family. And God called her out upon the water,…

That Moment When…

By Tiffany Deluccia That moment when: The unknown drops your stomach like a rock. The road erodes in front of your feet. A fog descends to hide the valley, leaving only a view of the mountain beyond it. He whispers, “Hold onto your courage. Isn’t this fun? I lead you with one hand over your…

Catching Up w/ Kaleigh: 20,000 Prostitutes and I Can’t Save One

By Kaleigh Ward I thought “saving a prostitute” would be easy.  I did.  When we showed up to our ministry here in Thailand and spent a few days being educated on sex trafficking, I couldn’t wait to get out in the bars and start offering these girls hope, love, and a way out of the…

He’d Rather Die Than Live Without You

By Lydia Sellers Jesus was the first to place value on humanity. He sacrificed His own life for the sake of ours. God sacrificed God for people. I don’t think we always understand the significance of this. God, in His great mercy, decided you were so valuable and so important to Him that He would…

Burn to Memory Philippians 4:6

Simple enough, right? I love the straightforwardness of the Gospel. God can be trusted. So, don’t be anxious. What else do we need to know? This week, I’m letting this short verse weigh on my heart like it should. Nothing, absolutely nothing, should steal my peace; not hopes, not fears. God is that Good. He…

Burn to Memory Jeremiah 33:3

We sure don’t know what we don’t know. Do you ever find yourself worrying about the future, or taking a current circumstance and imagining it to a twisted completion in the distance? I find it’s easy to remember times when God was with me, but when it comes to the unknown, it’s easy to imagine…

No Hiding Out

By Lydia Sellers I can’t word it any better than the Word, so let’s dive right into some scripture: “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.” – Ephesians 5:8 Ephesians 5 continues saying, “Walk as children of light . . . for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore…

Praying Formulas

By Tiffany Deluccia I can be guilty of praying on the go far more than in my room with the door shut. Or how about the rehearsed two sentences that run through my head before I eat a meal? Talk about a prayer formula. There’s nothing intimate, calming and focused about it. We need time…

Burn to Memory Matthew 6:6

“Your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Who am I in secret? Behind the closed door? Am I someone who gets up early to pray, to seek the Lord first, because He alone sustains me? (Sometimes.) Am I someone who dreams crazy dreams and thinks she has an extra hour…