Uncertain Outcomes

From the Publisher Linda Evans Shepherd in Leading Hearts Magazine

I WANT TO BE A WOMAN OF FAITH. BUT IN THE FACE OF UNCERTAINTIES, I CANNOT ALWAYS FATHOM WHAT GOD IS DOING.

I pray for healing for one, and that one is healed. I pray for healing for another, and that one continues to suffer. How I wish God would let me in on the “why” of it all. But He doesn’t. In fact, it seems to me that God shields His thoughts in mystery and I painfully realize that His ways are not the way I would do things. I mean if I had more “control” of God, I think I would insist He send me important updates:

Thursday, pray for Cindy and Bob, as Bob will lose his job. But don’t worry, I’m giving Bob a better job.

Friday, little Jeffery will be bullied after school and it will be an outrage. But this incident will help to put him on the right path to fulfill My purpose for his life.

Next Monday, Janey will dive into the darkness of drug addiction. It will cost everything, but she’ll finally find me on her darkest night.

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Praying to Move Mountains

by Linda Evans Shepherd in Leading Hearts Magazine

I AM LIKE A PRAYER INVESTIGATOR. I HAD TO BE BECAUSE I HAD A MOUNTAIN TO MOVE.
After a violent car crash put my 18-month-old baby into a coma, I needed to know what it would take to touch my daughter through the power of prayer.
Since that fateful day, I’ve made it my mission to understand prayer. I’ve spent hours scouring the Word to discover and understand the prayer secrets it contains, and most importantly, I’ve prayed. I’ve battled. I’ve contended. I’ve sought God. I’ve claimed promises, and I’ve prayed through roadblocks.


I’ve experienced breakthroughs and felt the heartache when God says no. I’ve worked with prayer teams and prayer partners, fought the enemy and prayed with countless people. And yes! I have seen God move. I have seen God answer prayer.


In my new book, When You Need to Move a Mountain, I share what I’ve learned to help readers not only become a person of prayer, but a person who can use prayer to reverse the works of the enemy, to save lives, to be blessed with provision and to flow into God’s best for their lives.

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Leading Hearts New ISSUE! Learn to Live & Lead Above the Chaos

From women just like YOU! The Leading Hearts September 2019 issue is here and the spotlight is on the Ladies of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (awsa.com)!

Guest editor Edie Melson shares how to stay “unruffled” in the midst of ministry. Janell Rardon helps reframe those God-sized dreams. Publisher Linda Evans Shepherd challenges us to mountain-moving prayer. And read a special tribute from our AWSA sister, best selling author Jennifer Kennedy Dean.

Others challenge embracing health and healing after loss, and detoxifying your religious spirit. Michael W. Smith celebrates 35 years of ministry plus much, much more in this edition of Leading Hearts Magazine. 

If you are a Christian Woman Communicator find out more about joining AWSA at applyawsa.com. Get more highlights from this year’s conference at awsa.com.

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Get Refreshed with the Summer 2019 Issue of Leading Hearts!

Hit the refresh for our Summer 2019 issue of Leading Hearts and soak in all the goodness God has for your personally, relationally and in everything you do.

Cover Girl Pam Farrel is dishing up the Secrets to LOVING WELL from the heart of Philippians.

Alex Kendrick, co-writer, director and lead actor in Overcomer (overcomermovie.com) encourages us to find our identity in our Creator. And recording artist Tori Harper (toriharper.com) shares her heart for revival.

Leadership features will challenge you to be patient in the waiting, know when to say no, and make peace with the demands of work and life. You’ll find this plus much, much more in this edition of Leading Hearts Magazine. Text LEADINGHEARTS to 64600 to get this issue delivered free to your mobile device.

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Dare to Dream Into your Purpose

by Linda Evans Shepherd @lindashepherd in Leading Hearts Magazine

Got a purpose?

Ask God to show you something you could do if fear stepped out of your way.

Queen Esther found herself facing such a challenge. She’d risen above her difficult childhood and won a kingdom-wide beauty pageant to accept the role of a lifetime, a royal marriage to King Xerxes himself. The marriage had been a happy one until her husband fell under the spell of Haman, a nobleman with evil intent.

Haman convinced Xerxes to make a degree that on a certain day, the people of King Xerxes’ kingdom could exterminate and enslave the Jews, Esther’s people.

Esther was heartbroken, but what could she do to stop the slaughter? If Esther tried to speak up, she’d have to waltz uninvited into the king’s court. That was a crime for which she could be executed. But why bother? The King’s decree was irreversible. [Read more…]

Are Your Free to Pray? 10 Myths that Might be Getting in Your Way

by Linda Evans Shepherd @LindaShep in Leading Hearts Magazine

DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF REASONS WHY YOU THINK GOD DOESN’T WANT TO TALK TO YOU? SO DO A LOT OF PEOPLE. Check out our top ten reasons women have skipped out on talking to God today. See which reasons you identify with, and then read our myth busters for a better perspective on what spending time with God is really about

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Do You Need Refreshment? Pray this Prayer!

By Linda Evans Shepherd in Leading Hearts Magazine

IT’S A NEW DAY, A FRESH SEASON. THE AIR HERE IN COLORADO IS SWEET AFTER DAYS OF RAIN. The grass is green and the crabapple tree in my backyard is filled with fluffy, pink blossoms.

After a deep season of sorrow upon losing my precious daughter Laura, I am feeling a new sweetness in my spirit. I’m letting go of grudges and pain, and joy is overtaking my fog of grief.

Can the human spirit really find this kind of refreshing? Yes, but only when we refuel by the power of God.

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Breakthrough Prayer for Friends & Family

Dear Lord.

I praise you that I can enter your gates with thanksgiving and your courts with praise. How I love and worship you. Thank you too that I can bring this dear one _________________ with me, and lay him/her at your feet. As this one is a treasure to you, you love them, and already know about their dilemma. Lord, I too am concerned about their dilemma of _________________.

Lord I ask that you’d (provide, heal, help, transform, save, open the eyes of, bless) this dear one. Increase my love for _________________ as well as your wisdom on how to pray in your will regarding their difficulty.

(Listen quietly before the Lord, then pray anything he reveals to you.)

Also, in the name and authority and power of Jesus and his blood, I cancel any assignment of the enemy regarding this dear one and his/her dilemma.

I praise you Lord you care and are moving in _________________’s life. I leave this dear one with you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

© Linda Evans Shepherd 2012 See: www.GodTest.com 

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Note: The prayer above is from the book When You Need a Miracle, How to Ask God for the Impossible by Linda Evans Shepherd, and is here for the express purpose for the readers of this book to use and enjoy. Do not use or publish this prayer beyond its intended purpose without direct permission from Baker Publishing Group. To see more about the book, When You Need a Miracle, please see: www.NeedMiracleBook.com To contact Baker Publisher Group about publishing this prayer, please contact: Permissions Department.

God Gave Linda Winning Lottery Numbers —The Reason May Surprise You

by Linda Evans Shepherd @lindashep in Leading Hearts magazine

ONE MORNING, I’D SPENT TIME PRAYING FOR SEVERAL HURTING PEOPLE AT CHURCH. As I prayed for my new friends, the Lord revealed their deeper wounds and secrets. I shared the insights God had given me as I prayed for them. I told them they could really trust God and his great love for them. Their tears turned to peace and their peace turned to joy. How wonderful it was to witness the Lord move so mightily in their lives.

So on this day, knowing I’d heard from the Lord, I headed home. As I clutched the steering wheel, I prayed a silly prayer,

“Lord, if you can speak to me, would you tell me the winning numbers for the upcoming lottery?”

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Our Christmas Gift to you—A brand new issue of Leading Hearts!

Our Christmas Gift to you—A brand new issue of Leading Hearts magazine to inspire you to embrace the new year with a new mindset. You’ve done a lot of growing in 2018, but what are those things you need to leave behind to thrive in the year to come? Get insight from Jennifer Tracy, Kim Walker-Smith and Robin Luftig. Overcome Hurtful words with Janell Rardon and hear the real-life story of Russ and Tori Taff—behind the scenes through his struggle with alcoholism. The season is tied up with extra tinsel with stories of Christ’s peace and miracles from Jennifer Kennedy Dean and Michelle S. Cox (from Hallmark’s series “When Calls the Heart”). Text LEADINGHEARTS to 64600 to get this issue delivered free to your mobile device.
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