A Little Bit of Coffee and a Whole Lot of Jesus
April 17, 2015 • English
Ginger experienced more difficulties this past year than one person should have to deal with. But her faith has stayed strong. “I have done more praying these past several months than I think I ever have,” she testifies.
Ginger says that the Family Fire Facebook ministry has helped.
Family Fire, a ministry of ReFrame Media, the English outreach of ReFrame Ministries, is a unique online community that provides biblically-based encouragement for marriage, parenting and family. Family Fire shares inspiration and resources on its Facebook page and website.
Ginger doesn’t remember how she first came across the Family Fire Facebook page, but she has appreciated the daily encouragement. “This past year was a really hard one,” she explains. Dealing with my Mom having a stroke and then finding out she had breast cancer. Then this past November my husband left me. And two days later we had a house fire.”
Ginger and her four children had to find another place to live for four months until they moved back home in late March.
When Family Fire challenged its Facebook followers to begin daily family devotions, Ginger and her children grabbed hold of the idea. "We made a family commitment to do this! We look forward to reading and praying together every night. This has not just brought me and my kids together as a family, but this has brought us all closer to God."
During a difficult time, Ginger’s son Brandon created a special drawing for her with the words: “All I need is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus.”
Ginger also needs and appreciates the vast Family Fire circle of followers who pray for her.
“Family Fire is a place where we can share our brokenness, find encouragement in God’s Word, and be supported by a loving community,” says Deb Koster, Family Fire project manager. “In our busy lives we often rush past our faith community and try to manage life alone. For those in difficult struggles the most important thing we offer may be our prayer team.”