The Vision

Raising up a prophetic generation to speak to the cultures of the world with the empowered Voice of Heaven.

Author

Aligning people with their God-defined destiny.

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Mentor

Equipping those who will speak to the cultures of our world.

Teacher

Uncovering the unique sound of  Spirit-empowered voices.

About Garris and Jan

Garris and Jan Elkins serve the global Church through writing, speaking, and mentoring. They live in southern Oregon, tucked away in the foothills of the Rogue Valley. Their shared desire is to have each person learn how to hear the heart of God and become a transforming voice in their culture.

Recent Blog Articles

Garris writes on many topics across a wide spectrum of subjects. Many times he uses his own life experiences to highlight a truth or principle.

GOD’S ANOINTED ONES

David spared Saul’s twice. He cut off a piece of Saul’s clothing the first time while he slept inside a cave. The second time happened while Saul and his men were asleep in a camp. At that time, David took Saul’s spear and water jug.   When Saul heard that David and...

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THE TRAIL OF REBELLION

Some believers are allowing the smallest requests of obedience from God to be ignored. Ignoring these acts of obedience will open doors that allow spirits of darkness to influence our lives. We would never believe those things would come, but they do. They begin to...

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WHERE HOPE BLOSSOMS

WHERE HOPE BLOSSOMS

Each spring for the last 20 years, I have walked past a gulley near our home to see a small patch of daffodils. They have never become more than just a patch. The color of the bright yellow flowers pops against the green grass background of the gulley. The daffodils...

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GO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

Many times, we think we need more experience or another degree to add to our name to gain the authority required to win a spiritual battle. The Lord is trying to convince us that if we have been faithful to God in the past in the small things, He will prove Himself...

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DON’T LET THE OLD MAN IN

Something began to change in my thinking on my 40th birthday. I realized I was about halfway through my life. When I approached 50, the advertisements from AARP began to arrive confirming my understanding. I was being awakened to the prospect of aging and death....

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WHEN THE ANOINTING RETURNS

Many believers get sidetracked and begin to live a life that does not honor God or the calling upon their lives. In these detours from a life of faith, the choices they made are never powerful enough to permanently erase the anointing on their lives if they become...

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Books by Garris

Books by Jan

Latest Release

As people of faith—from the very beginning of our recorded history—we have loved to gather and stay gathered. Community is healthy and necessary. But it is unhealthy if it stalls the assignment given to us by Jesus—the assignment known as the Great Commission. We have been given a mandate to tell the nations of the wonderful things God has done for humanity. We have also been called to leave our personal Jerusalem to venture outward with the Good News.

Our calling is one of expansion and exploration. This can be a physical or mental migration. Geographical expansion can come about through persecution like the Early Church experienced or like the pilgrims who fled religious persecution in Europe to start a new life in America.

We can also expand by a change in thinking—in how we see our role in God’s Kingdom. This often begins with feeling frustrated about the static status quo. We may glimpse a new and unrealized aspect of God and His Kingdom, and that insight will begin to stir the beginnings of a personal transition. Expansion has been part of the spiritual DNA of the Church since Pentecost.