Raising up a prophetic generation to speak to the cultures of the world with the empowered Voice of Heaven.
Aligning people with their God-defined destiny.
Equipping those who will speak to the cultures of our world.
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.
The American West has been in what some are now calling a Millineum Drought. This is the worst drought in recorded history. Lakes like Powell and Mead are at historic lows. Fourteen states that rely on the water from these lakes for homes, communities, and farming are...
There are some circumstances in life where we can’t outrun what is coming. In these situations, we are not left without a way of escape. With God, there is always another option. In Oregon where Jan and I live, if you take a trip to the coast you will notice signs...
Reading through the book of Revelation, I came upon a verse that made me pause and reflect. “For God has put a plan into their minds, a plan that will carry out his purposes” (Revelation 17:17). In every season of life, the Lord always has a redemptive plan at work...
The way people talk and respond to life changes when they realize they are living during wartime. During World War II our parents and grandparents enlisted in military service, planted victory gardens, worked in factories producing armament, and lived under the adage...
Raw statistics don’t lie, but they also don’t tell the whole truth. Those who interpret statistics can do so with malicious intent attempting to bend the stats toward a preferred narrative. Statistical analysis without the presence of revelation – a revelation that...
I was in the right place at just the right time to see a very unique natural event take place. What I witnessed would become a word of encouragement for me and hopefully for anyone reading these words. I had just finished driving through a series of tight turns...
Books by Garris
The Sound of Reformation
Prayers from the Throne Room of God
The Leadership Rock
Thoughts to Leave Behind
The Prophetic Voice
A Good Place
Books by Jan
Blessings from the Prophet Isaiah,
Blessings from the Prophet Isaiah
A Book of Blessings
Blessings for Love and War
Blessings of Hope and Joy
Blessings: A Children's Book for Grown-ups
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.