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    You Be About MY Business, & I'll Be About Yours

    “You be about MY business, and I’ll be about yours.”

    Those were the words in my head this morning when I popped wide awake at 5:30 am after too little sleep. We’re in the middle of a house hunt with several Open Houses on the agenda but God made sure to put priorities back in order right off the bat.

    Today, we’ll step foot into the homes of strangers all over our southern California valley. This opportunity doesn’t even come at Halloween when those same people would stop us at the door with a bowl of candy. But how often do I remember that my job in life, a task I took on wholeheartedly when I professed my undying devotion to Christ and gave my life to Him, is to “Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven?”A peek into our home prep whirlwind. This was Paint Day!

    Answer? Not often enough.

    You be about MY business, and I'll be about yours.

    I have no excuse. When writing Kemper Crabb’s memoir, SERVANT OF THE KING, Kemper reminded me over and over that, our words are what trigger the salvation process. Romans 8:28 says, “If you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and will believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”  What we say triggers our own redemption, but Kemper always drove home the point that, when we give our lives to Christ, our job from then on is to speak redemption, to be Jesus’ agents of redemption everywhere we go.Our house cleaned up pretty good!

    We as the Body of Christ have access in countless arenas wherever God has planted us. Let’s make today, wherever we go, whoever we talk to, whatever we do, about HIS Kingdom first.

    Holy Father, wherever I go today, I will see people you love. May I not see them as good people or screwed-up people, or addicts, or poor or rich but may I see them as Your beloved children who are worth the price of the most precious subtance our world has ever known: the blood of Christ. Help me whisper Your blessing over everywhere I set my foot. May I proclaim Your redemption over all I see and may I see ALL through Your eyes. May I truly BE Your hands and feet and arms of love and VOICE of redemption in this hurting, dying, desperate world. Here I am, Lord. Please speak through me today. YOUR Kingdom come. YOUR will be done.

    In my Lord and Savior Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Chana Keefer is wife of one, mom of four and best selling author of five. (with a new literary baby on the way!)

    Chana lives in Southern California with her amazing husband, four radically unique kids and a Siberian Husky who reminds her how to enjoy every moment.

    Connect with Chana on:



    Periscope (@chanakeefer just like Twitter)

    and on her new Bible Jewelry Shopify Website!


    Grieve, Mourn & Wail--Joy is On the Way

    So often I go through day after day kinda forgetting that I'm surrounded by people who are dying and moving toward an eternity without God.
    When the reality of that fact breaks through, even a moment, its unbearable.

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    The Way Is Open


    The way is open.

    He who defeated death and walked out of the grave blew the door of death off its hinges.

    He lives, will never die again, and keeps the way open.

    The way is OPEN.

    His arms are open wide to YOU.

    Come as you are.

    Step over the old bones of your past.

    Take His hand and blast through the lies of unworthiness, shame and fear;

    Through the blinding mist of lies spoken over you, sins committed against you—even the darkness of habits, addictions and lies you hide behind to shut out the light of His love.

    The way is shut. It was made by those who are Dead, and the Dead keep it, until the time comes. The way is shut.’ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

    Come as you are.

    No excuses. No false pride.

    No ologies or isms to debate His existence.

    No blame or pointing of the finger.

    It’s just you and Him--standing before you, the enemies of your peace lying at His feet.

    Your job is to take His hand and never let go.

    To hear His voice when the shrieks of death scream louder.

    To lean deeper into His arms of love when past wounds claw at your soul.

    To trust His love will never fail even when you do.

    Take the hand of the only Champion Whose presence can seep into the deepest crevices of your broken soul, to create blinding beauty from ashes, strength from weakness, hope from despair, joy from sorrow, and life from death.

    The way is Open.

    He fought through hell and back again to get to you.

    His hand is open.

    Leap into His arms and find life.

    Yes, the way is narrow,

    But it’s OPEN. 

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    Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest.

    As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    I have come that they might have life, and that more abundantly.

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.

    Chana Keefer is wife of one, mom of four and best selling author of four.

    Chana lives in Southern California with her amazing husband, four radically unique kids and a Siberian Husky who reminds her how to enjoy every moment.




    Web or Net?

    The Internet. The World Wide Web. Digital Streaming.

    Our modern world is a flood of information, into every household with a power source, into every hand with a mobile phone, and most of that flood is divisive, fear-filled, degrading, addictive filth that appeals to the very basest of human inclinations and appetites.

    Web: a network of fine threads constructed by a spider from fluid secreted by its spinnerets, used to catch its prey.

    We can sit back and bemoan this fact OR turn that stream into opportunity.

    A web indicates ensnaring, a capturing of a victim much like a spider catching insects born on the breeze; spinning an almost unseen but strong, sticky death-trap. The more the victim struggles, the stronger the grip.

    Yes, the World Wide Web is pervasive, beguiling, confusing, and, often, downright evil. But what if we turned this scenario on its head? Arm-in-arm, we, the Body of Christ with connections to virtually every race, religion, business enterprise, intellectual philosophy, and socio-economic strata, have an opportunity to build a NET—fishing the desperate out of the flow of fear-mongering, debilitating, addictive bottom-feeders intent, through greed, to suck the soul from this generation.Image from http://www.greenpeace.org

    Net: an open-meshed fabric twisted, knotted, or woven together at regular intervals.

    Here’s the thing, though. As long as we’re caught in our own little traps of us-versus-them or even my-ministry/business-versus-your ministry/business, we’re just one more voice of greed in all the noise.

    Let’s change our thinking, Body of Christ. As Gungor sings on their new album One Wild Life: Soul with the timely tune, Us For Them, “We are better together.” (BTW, the whole album is amazing—a spiritual, musical, gut-wrenchingly honest feast www.gungormusic.com)

    The plan?

    Seek God’s Face. Daily get alone with Your Heavenly Daddy. Bring a humble heart before Him. Place Him as the primary goal and focus of all you do every day so you are more and more conformed to and transformed by His boundless, fathomless, unwavering, relentless love. Only through vital connection with Him will we have His love flowing through us, the cords to catch those caught up in the world’s cesspool.

    Scour the Internet for TRUTH, voices proclaiming beauty and freedom and self-sacrifice and LOVE and SALVATION and TRANSFORMATION through Christ’s indwelling Holy Spirit.

    Share these messages, videos, stories, songs, inspirational memes, etc. with those entwined in your life, those God has placed all around you.

    Speak Out! You too have a voice, unique and fashioned like a key to fit the aching void of those who are desperate and lost all around you.

    Together, Body of Christ, arm-in-arm, we can build an INTER-NET of love, forgiveness, faith, truth, hope and joy, to stretch across the www flood of destruction.

    Stand together.

    Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you… 2 Thes. 3:1

    Chana Keefer is wife of one, mom of four and best selling author of four.

    Chana lives in Southern California with her amazing husband, four radically unique kids and a Siberian Husky who reminds her how to enjoy every moment.


    Cover Reveal & Rock Star: part deux Update!


    Cover Reveal!

    Major kudos to Yvonne of www.Facebook.com/pearcreative and to hubby, Mark of www.facebook.com/markkeeferdrums. Couldn't do this without you!

    Also:A general announcement to very sweet, patient, wonderful, forgiving, grace-filled fans of One Night With a Rock Star. Due to circumstances beyond my control--is life ever in our control?--the release date for Rock Star is hereby moved back... not far, mind you, just until July 10.
    My sincerest apologies for keeping you all waiting.
    Watch for July 10 Kindle date.
    Also, putting some very fun bonus material into the print version.
    Doing all I can to make it TOTALLY worth the wait.

    Much love,


    Pardon me while I go continue the Happy Dance.

    Chana Keefer is wife of one, mother of four, and bestselling author of three. She loves old barns, old movies and brakes for homemade hot chocolate cookies anytime.

    For more information on Chana's books or to order copies to read and share, visit Chana's Amazon Author Page.