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Lighthouse Trails Publishing, Inc. and Lighthouse Trails Research Project began in 2002. There are currently several authors, editors, news writers, web and computer technicians who work with Lighthouse Trails throughout North America plus a small on-site staff in NW Montana where the offices of Lighthouse Trails are located. We are not a non-profit 501 (c)3 government organization. However, we give away thousands of books, booklets, DVDs, articles, and other materials, which makes us a very unique publishing company.
In the spring of 2012, Lighthouse Trails celebrated its 10th year anniversary. In recognition of that, we wrote three articles that describe our early years and some of the experiences we had during that time. You may wish to read them to better understand who we are:
How Lighthouse Trails Began – Part One: “It was a dark and stormy night.”
Lighthouse Trails, the Early Years – Part 2 – “A Hot Topic” That Just Wouldn’t Go Away
Rick Warren Biographer, George Mair, Passes Away at 83 – The Rest of the Story
“Bringing light to areas of darkness” and “A light shining in the darkness”
WHAT IS OUR MOTIVE?
That is really very simple: The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Because we believe that this Gospel – that Jesus died on the Cross to pay the penalty for man’s sins and that He arose on the 3rd day and has offered salvation freely to whosoever will come to Him – is the only means of eternal salvation for any person, our motive is to contend for that faith so that others may hear that Gospel and believe on it.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We have written a lengthy docrinal statement. You can read that by clicking here. The statement does not list everything we believe. In a nut shell, we believe the Bible is the inerrant, God-inspired, true and holy Word of God.
Note: Lighthouse Trails is a Christian publishing company. While we hope you will read the books we have published, we provide extensive research, documentation and news on our Research site, blog and newsletter at no cost with the hope they are a blessing to the body of Christ and a witness to those who have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR HISTORY:
March 2002 – We officially began Lighthouse Trails Publishing Company.
September 2002 – Published first book, A Time of Departing by Ray Yungen, 1st edition.
2004 – Began Lighthouse Trails Research Project, the From the Lighthouse blog, and this e-newsletter as extensions of Lighthouse Trails Publishing and a way to get free information out to those who were reading our books.
2005 – Published Trapped in Hitler’s Hell by Anita Dittman with Jan Markell, the first book in our Remembering the Holocaust category. Later we published a book by Corrie ten Boom and Diet Eman, giving Lighthouse Trails 3 Holocaust survivor authors.
2007 – Published Faith Undone, a powerful expose of the emerging church by Roger Oakland.
2010 – Relocated to Montana from Oregon; also began The Shepherd’s Garden, a “tent-making” effort to help support Lighthouse Trails – created our own Shepherd’s organic Bible verse tea.
2011 – Began supporting Understand the Times mission work, the Bryce Homes for Widows and Children in Kenya – currently, Lighthouse Trails readers are helping to support over three dozen Bryce Homes.
2012 – Celebrated 10th year anniversary at Lighthouse Trails; also started the Widows in Kenya basket project as a way to help widows support themselves. Began outreach to Native Americans and First Nations people through Muddy Waters and other Native Spirituality books and DVDs.
2013 – Began Lighthouse Trails Research Journal, a subscription-based journal mailed to homes and offices; also began the Topical Booklets.
2015 – Moved onto property in Montana having built a 2800sf office and warehouse for Lighthouse Trails. In October 2015, Lighthouse Trails released its 70th Booklet.
2016—In September 2016, we released our 100th Booklet; also in 2016, sadly, LT authors Ray Yungen and Caryl Matrisciana passed away.
2017—Lighthouse Trails Publishing changed from an LLC to a corporation in the State of Montana (now under the legal name, Lighthouse Trails Publishing, Inc.)
LTRP Note: Because Lighthouse Trails is a research project, we post news stories from several different sources in addition to articles from our trusted authors and ministries. These out-of-house news stories are for informational and research purposes and not necessarily as an endorsement for the source itself. As with everything that is read, whether on the Internet, in newspapers, or in books, Christian believers must always use biblical and godly discernment.
DONATING TO LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS
|DONATING TO LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS: We are not a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. While we accept donations and are grateful for them, they are not tax deductible. We encourage you to consider ordering books and DVDs we publish – this is a great way to support us and at the same time help contend for the faith. We believe you will find each of our books and booklets to be well-written, properly documented, and essential for the times in which we live. If you would like to donate to Lighthouse Trails, you may send a donation by clicking the link below or by mailing it to: Lighthouse Trails, P.O. Box 307, Roseburg, OR 97470. Or you may call 541-391-7699 or 866/876-3910 (US & Canada).
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”… 99.9% of the known universe is silent, and it is in this space that the force fields of life and compassion dwell and expand. We can live there too!” That made me chuckle because of reading recently that the stars actually do “Sing” (Job 38:7). Scientists took a lot longer to discover it, but it’s true! Stars vibrate, just as a big bass drum, or our chest and larynx vibrate when we sing, though of course on a unimaginably vaster scale. There isn’t enough gas or dust in space to transmit sound in a way we can perceive it, but I’m sure their Creator hears! A “Great, big noisy God” indeed, and a noisy creation! Thank you for a great article, have ordered copies of it today!
T. I. Miller
So Christians need to practice Hindu transcendental meditation techniques???????? I cannot separate the wheat from the chaff the genuine from false believer. Having said that, those who claim the Christian mantel do hear voices when they practice this silence thing. The voice they hear is always contrary to scripture. Many of them claim the voice tells them that God is in everyone. Therefore there are many ways to to heaven. All humanity is already all one with God. No need to evangelize or proclaim or defend the gospel. Or so the voices tell those in their trance induced state of mind. So forget about the great commission rather focus on world peace and harmony feed cloth educate the deprived and join the unified world wide religion. Further those such as LHT who remain faithful will be labeled as intolerant devise hate mongers.
God is found in his word. A highly underrated scripture, that I am using as often as I can when I discuss the supremacy of God’s word vs. knowing Jesus outside of his word thru meditation, “prophecy” and even prayer is 2 Peter 1:16-21. In that passage Peter, who was at the transfiguration and walked with Jesus, tells us that the scriptures are even more certain and sure than the voice of God the Father speaking from a cloud! So why would we even consider trusting any thing else? Why do we need any other method for knowing and experiencing God(other than praying in accordance to his word, of course)? We don’t. I was going to quote the scripture below but it didn’t fit. It’s worth looking up.
Jamie from Illinois
Well written article, made me want to get up and clap! I was laying on the sofa one night, and I heard a voice, plain as day, not out loud, but like in my ears say, “are you still mad at me?”. And I laughed out loud and replied, no Lord. You see, a few days earlier I had fallen down the stairs, with a fresh baked pie in my hands…in a glass pie pan, all was lost, and I was pretty sore. Evidently at the Lord as well. I did not realize it till then. Many other times I have had, hate to use the word experiences, but not sure how else to put it, each time was special and a little different, I treasure them each!
Last week I was on a 15 foot ladder cleaning leaves out of my gutter. I am not young. The ladder tipped to the left and my hands grabbed the gutter . My left foot caught the ladder. I prayed Lord save me! My left foot brought the ladder back to a safe position and my hands grabbed the top of the ladder. The gutter was not damaged. I slowly came down the ladder and thanked the Lord over and over. The Lord answers prayers if we will just let Him. I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Seek Him in all that we do.
It is ridiculous to insist that God can only be experienced in a silence. Most of us do not have time to sit around repeating the same word or words over and over to reach God. The Bible is a very noisy book! We can only know God through accepting His only begotten Son as our personal Savior after admitting we are all sinners. The thief on the cross next to Jesus did not have to repeat a mantra to enter Paradise with Jesus that day. Praise the Lord that we can talk to God through our Savior any time of the day, be it noisy or quiet! Most of life is noisy!
Well written Lynn! Thank you Lighthouse Trails…May our Lord and Savior continue to bless your ministry.
And, we hear His voice speaking to our hearts when necessary, in the midst of the noisy storm! I know I have. “Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.” Isaiah 30; 21 That is for today, and for us. “whenever” “you”