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Dear Friends,

During this unprecedented year, thanks to your generous support, the dedication of our coaches, and by God’s grace, we led over 100 women and men through our online course. Hundreds more were impacted through our online community!

Why does this matter?

Barna statistics indicate that 94% of Americans own a Bible and believe it applies today, however, only 29% say they read it outside of church. With so many believers disengaged from the Bible the opportunity is broad and the time is NOW!

We believe many people lack guidance to wrestle truth-fully and process all they are learning from the Bible personally in a world full of toxic noise. Lies, shame, unresolved grief, conflict, broken trust, fear, and false belief systems keep us stuck, often blocking authentic living with Jesus and each other.


“As a country we are moving even further away from God. This is not what I want to leave to my children. So, the call for change is now and it begins with us, God’s people. It is time for God’s people to get serious about their faith and it begins NOW. If you are not in the Bible seeking the TRUTH for yourself, so that you can share Christ in humility, confessing your own weakness rather than pointing out the weakness and sin in others – then you have begun at the wrong place. Are we are seeking the comfort, pleasures and passions of this world over the will of God? I must confess this is a daily temptation for me and the opportunities to move away from God seem to intensify.

We must stop and look in the mirrors of our own hearts and seek to obey God, loving HIM first with all our hearts, souls mind and strength. Loving, not serving, was God’s first requirement for His people Israel and through Jesus it is the same for all who follow Him. We, the Bible-believing Church, need to be diligent to this call. From it will flow the living waters needed to satisfy thirsty hearts and souls.”

~ Debbie


YadaFactor is a proven discipleship model that puts each student at the feet of the Father, learning to integrate the Word of God with daily life.

Help us help others seek HIM first. Our rewards will be found when individuals and families join us in heaven because ONE heart turned to God and listened to HIS voice in a world that is rejecting and turning away from God. Standing firm in this evil day is a truth God has spoken in Ephesians 6.

How will we equip the next generation? Helping them prioritize God and the Bible will give them everything they need for life-giving power to stand firm. Encourage others to take our next course in January! Perhaps forward this email. Men, women, and teenagers are all welcome –WITHOUT COST – while funds last.

Register here!

Before we close out the year, we wanted to make sure you know how much we love you and appreciate you…our awesome friends who make this ministry possible!

Your prayers, giving, encouragement and participation have helped this ministry grow to a new level of impact (and we are just getting started)! There is absolutely no way we could have done this without you…and we still need you!

Will you come alongside us to plant the seeds of passion for the Bible and intimate relationship with Jesus?

There are only 3 days left to get your 2020 tax deductible gift in to support the ministry of YadaFactor. You can give online, by postmarked check to the address below, or easily transfer a gift of stock to our account at the National Christian Foundation (contact us for assistance).

Our goal for this year-end was to raise $35,000. Many of you have given ($8,647.89) and we are so thankful for every dollar. It will be used wisely for God’s glory. But, this leaves a shortage of $26,352.11. We are asking God to meet this goal through you. Healing and change begin with each heart that turns from seeking God’s pleasures and blessings to seeking HIM first.

We look forward to seeing what God is going to do in 2021 with your partnership! We pray God’s abundant joy and peace over you in the new year.

With love,

Pegi, Cindy, Debbie & The YadaFactor Team

Keeping Christmas

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Reclaiming Simple This Season

This holiday season YadaFactor invites you to join us in reclaiming simple. This encouraging email and video series has been developed to help you refocus and find joy in simplicity.

Keeping Christmas

Are you willing…

To forget what you have done for other people, and to remember what other people have done for you? To ignore what the world owes you, and to think what you owe the world? To put your rights in the background, and your duties in the middle distance and your chances to do a little more than your duty in the foreground? To see that men and women are just as real as you are, and try to look behind their faces to their hearts, hungry for joy? To own up to the fact that probably the only good reason for your existence is not what you are going to get out of life, but what you are going to give to life? To close your book of complaints against the management of the universe, and look around you for a place where you can sow a few seeds of happiness? Are you willing to do these things even for a day?

Then you can keep Christmas.

Are you willing…

To stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children? To remember the weakness and loneliness of people growing old? To stop asking how much your friends love you, and ask yourself whether you love them enough? To bear in mind the things that other people have to bear in their hearts? To try to understand what those who live in the same home with you really want, without waiting for them to tell you? To trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you? To make a grave for your ugly thoughts, and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open? Are you willing to do those things, even for a day?

Then you can keep Christmas.

Are you willing…

To believe that love is the strongest thing in the world, stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death – and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem two thousand years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love?

Then you can keep Christmas.

And if you can keep it for a day, why not always? But you can never keep it alone.

– Henry Van Dyke


Thank you for joining us to reclaim simple this season.

We wish you and your family a blessed and joyful Christmas!

We are so thankful for your friendship.

Keeping Christmas,

The YadaFactor Team

Whispering & Whistling

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Reclaiming Simple This Season

This holiday season YadaFactor invites you to join us in reclaiming simple. This encouraging email and video series has been developed to help you refocus and find joy in simplicity.

Official Conscience

Jiminy Cricket was first introduced in the 1940 Disney animated feature film, Pinocchio. He was appointed as Pinocchio’s official conscience by the Blue Fairy, in hopes that Jiminy can guide Pinocchio on his journey to become a real boy.

I dub you Pinocchio’s conscience, lord high keeper of the knowledge of right and wrong, counselor in moments of high temptation, and guide along the straight and narrow path. Arise, Sir Jiminy Cricket.” – The Blue Fairy

Stories like Pinocchio were commonplace just 60 years ago. Culture reminded us of right and wrong through movies, art, radio and tv shows.

In Pinocchio’s story, all he had to do was give a little whistle.

Bad news…

Those days are gone.

Good news…

We have someone more powerful than a cricket, we have Jesus!

He knows, hears, sees and loves eternally, despite human emotions. Jesus has the power to keep danger zones of conflict and temptation at bay.

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

– 1 Corinthians 10:13

A whispered prayer and a whistle of gratitude.

He will work on your behalf.

Whispering & Whistling,


2020 Ministry Impact

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God is doing great things!

Despite challenging hardships this year, we see how God was preparing YadaFactor to help people find intimacy with Him every day.

“For I am about to do something new.

See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?”

Isaiah 43:19

Preparing the Way

The year before the pandemic began, we created The YadaFactor Experience, an on-line course designed to help people hear God’s voice personally as they journal their life circumstances with scripture. This new on-line format was a leap of faith and a huge departure from our in-person meetings.

Equipping the People

Then in the first half of 2020, we grew our coaching team dramatically and created a Coach Training Course to equip them. We thought it was to prepare for an event in February, but only God knew that the world would be shutting down soon after.

God had positioned YadaFactor “for such a time as this.” When the pandemic hit, we were honored to be able to offer spiritual nourishment to people in crisis through our 7-week course – at no cost! He confirmed this calling for three more semesters and we have seen over 100 people deepen their intimacy with God in 2020 through The YadaFactor Experience!


Please take a moment to celebrate God’s faithfulness this year!

Please Consider

Would you also prayerfully consider a generous donation to YadaFactor so that we can continue to offer it without cost so that all who are thirsty can come? (Isaiah 55)


One graduate of The YadaFactor Experience recently said this:

“YADA has transformed my quiet times from a box to check so I could get on with the rest of my day to a personal, face to face conversation with my Creator and Lord every day. I have grown in faith as I search His Word for His personal instruction, correction, encouragement or direction for me. YADA just makes me fall more in love with Jesus as I realize His faithfulness to meet with me every day.” – YFE Participant

Thank you for celebrating with us and for supporting us!

The 4 Letter Word You Can REPEAT!

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This holiday season YadaFactor invites you to join us in reclaiming simple. This encouraging email and video series has been developed to help you refocus and find joy in simplicity.


This one simple word is full of power.

Throughout the Old Testament and New Testament, the Scripture reveals God’s heart of generosity.

A few of many references:

  • A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.— Proverbs 11:25
  • [The righteous] are always generous and lend freely.— Psalm 37:26
  • Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.— Psalm 112:5
  • Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.— 2 Corinthians 9:6

Giving is Biblical. As believers, we are to be generous with our time and treasure. The resources of the entire universe are at His creative disposal and our Heavenly Father will never run out of funds. He will always be able to meet His promise of giving back to us more than we give to Him.

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.— Luke 6:38

A sister in Christ said…

“Right now I find myself obsessing over Christmas dresses for family photos, gifts for my daughters and extended family, additional serving ware I wish I had for the holidays, an overpriced ornament that would look beautiful on my tree, wrapping paper patterns, and–oh yes, my own personal wish list. It’s actually sort of exhausting to think about stuff so much, but yet I do it. (Tell me I’m not alone!)”

No friend, you are not alone! It’s so easy to get consumed by the materialism of the season. Been there, done that!

Here’s the good news…

God empowers us to live above the sins of covetousness and greed. I encourage you to take a moment this week and read 1 Timothy 6:6–12.

Journal about it! We’d love to know what God says to you.

Be of good cheer. There will always be a sale at Macy’s. 🙂


Did you know tomorrow, December 1st, is Giving Tuesday? It’s a day for people around the world to unite and celebrate generosity by giving to the causes they care about.

Whether you choose to give to YadaFactor or any other amazing ministry, we pray Luke 6:38 over you!

Are you listening? Really?

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Our lives today are filled with distractions! When we are distracted, we can’t listen well, because listening well requires focused attention. Since distractions can negatively impact the quality of our time spent with others, we must become more mindful of the things that distract us from being attentive and fully engaged. We must consider the importance of listening well, because listening well really is a ministry! The question to ask ourselves is this: As a listener, how can I best help and minister to this person?

James 1:19 tells us to be quick to hear. Phil. 2:3 tells us to, in humility, value others above ourselves. Matt. 7:12 tells us to do to others what we would have them do to us. So, what does this look like in a conversation? Focused attention. Active listening. Seeking to understand. We can’t expect to give good feedback in our Yada sessions after our partners share if we aren’t attentive when they are sharing. And our attentiveness communicates our love of and respect for them.

So, think about your key distractors! If you aren’t sure what they are, ask your spouse, your kids, or a good friend! Chances are pretty good they’ll be able to suggest one or two! Life is full of distractions, but we don’t have to be ruled by them. 1 Cor. 6:12 says that not everything is good for us, therefore, we must be mindful and we must refuse to let anything have power over us. Do any of the distractions in your life seem to be holding undue power over you? If we aren’t careful, we may soon find that something very good is morphing its way into becoming an idol in our lives. What do you need to let go of?

Yada sisters and brothers, let’s be diligent about listening well!

One of our core YadaFactor values is, after all, Listening Fiercely.

So, learn to be a fierce listener!

Challenge: Make your Yada times phone-free! Nothing is more distracting than someone constantly glancing at their phone. If you are meeting virtually, take care of things (coffee, kids, dogs, spouses) before you meet so you can be set and ready, in a distraction-free place, to listen and share. See what a difference it makes!

Withstanding the Evil Day

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How do we stand in the world around us today?

I want to be empowered to stand firm, how about you? Ephesians 6 gives a clear strategy that will enable any Christian to do just that. Personally, I photocopy these scriptures and print them in bunches of 30. Each day I tape one into my journal and pray through it, asking for God’s protection and armor to cover me. If I happen to miss a day or two, rereading these truths straighten me right up. I underline parts that especially stand out to me. I will sometimes tangent off on one piece of armor. One day I was walking and as I got to the belt of truth I laughed. I had a hip belt around my waist for my phone. I always want to lose a pound or two and this day as I prayed for the belt of truth, I laughed out loud with Jesus because my pouch had gotten a little tighter.

The world seems to be falling apart and the pressure is intensifying. These 10 versus can equip us, inform us, prepare us, and give a clear strategy for fighting the war around us. At some point we must wake up to the fact there is an unseen war that threatens at levels we can hardly understand.

Jesus said in John 10:10 that the thief will come, and his agenda is to kill, steal, and destroy. He wants to destroy us our peace, our families, our marriages. He wants to steal our jobs, our sobriety and relationships with friends. And he doesn’t want to just steal them, he wants to kill and destroy them. His mission is to destroy us at every level. Jesus has a different goal; he calls it abundance. To have abundance is to have more than enough. Peace in Hebrew is Shalom. Sholom translates to mean enough. The time is come for us to choose.

As Christians we are either arming up to stand firm, knowing the battle is Gods or we are letting evil have its way. We can blame our troubles on our husbands, our mothers and fathers, our boss, the economy, the president’s behavior, the government, the fires, the tornadoes, China. Blaming will not fix anything. We are the leaders of tomorrow. At some point we must stop blaming and start taking responsibility for change, becoming leaders who first choose to follow. If we are not following Jesus to stand firm, no other leader can empower us for the true battle. It starts with me and you, willing to follow closely so we can learn how to lead like Jesus. “He” is more than enough to empower us to withstand this evil day.

Will you join me?

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for the saints, and also for me, that words may be given me and opening my mouth boldly and fearlessly, to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I might declare it boldly and fearlessly, as I ought to speak.”           

-Ephesians 6:10-20

Consider the lilies?

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How are you? I admit I am struggling, tired and don’t really want to do anything. But God! This process we call YadaFactor helps to press in and stand firm despite the emotional struggle that tempts toward anxiety and even worse, complacency, thus avoiding time with God.

But even then, God loves, so I press in to get a message to you as he reminds me to…

“Consider the Lilies.” Matthew 6:25-34

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin…but if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” … But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself…

According to Webster’s, “consider” means to reflect on; to think, believe, or suppose. The thesaurus offers even more insight: contemplate, deal with, examine.

So, I am wrestling with myself and God to stand in what is true, despite thoughts and feelings in this strange time of worldwide pause and panic.

Maybe it’s time for a walk to think about a simple lilyHow God is caring even now for such a small, insignificant thing, a flower. If this is true of lilies then how much truer is God’s concern for you and me? Hannah Hurnard calls this loving care “a passionate, absorbed interest.” Let that soak in like the sun to revive our soul now and in the days ahead.

Let’s walk…

So, wherever you find yourself today mentally, emotionally, physically or spiritually, consider this: God’s divine love for you is inexhaustible. Loved, as we are right now through God’s eyes, is our truest identity. He is caring for us even more than the lilies. Let’s keep walking.


Majestic Experience

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On a recent visit to Texas I had the privilege to see the creations of Chip and Joanna Gaines. If you have not heard of them they had a show called “Fixer Upper” that became very popular. They would take old rundown homes in Waco, Texas area and fix them up for new homebuyers.

As I was perusing the Gaines’ Magnolia store, I noticed a man looking at some small Christmas trees on a shelf. I had been curious about how much they cost, so when I saw this man chuckle looking at them, I asked why he was laughing. He then asked me if I thought the little Christmas trees looked like repurposed bottlebrushes and that they were $10.00 each. I responded, “I bet you wish you would have thought of that idea.”

We laughed and he said he thought many of the items in the store were quite expensive. I immediately replied, “Don’t you think this is about more than a store and Christmas trees? This property that Chip and Joanna have designed with old rusty silos, beautiful gardens, food trucks and community areas is an experience. We are paying for an experience.” Then I asked him if he was a Christian and he said yes.

My next comment to him was a clarifying question for both of us. “Do you think we have lost the inspiration to create environments that allow us to experience God?” He seemed to awaken by my comment and we both agreed.

I went to Waco to experience what I had been learning about Chip and Joanna — the stories they are telling and the beauty they are creating. The man I met saw bottle brushes, not Christmas trees. He saw the high prices and missed the bigger vision: The experience created for us by Chip and Joanna.

God has a vision for each of us: To experience so much more than Chip and Joanna’s silos and gardens (although those are awesome). This vision is found in majestic moments of experiencing God Himself thus creating spaces for this experience. But if we are not awake to unimagined possibilities, we might only see the cost and miss the bigger story.

God is the ULTIMATE fixer-upper of our souls. We place our lives in His hands and we go to Him to experience majesty. When we do this, day after day, He takes the old rundown places of our soul and creates experiences that only He can.