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About Shay

Shay Arthur grew up in Sulphur Springs, Texas and graduated from Christ For the Nations Institute and Iris Ministries. She currently serves on staff at Iris Ministries in Pemba, Mozambique.

She has traveled to and ministered in South Africa, Mozambique, Thailand, India, and The Philippine Islands.

When she isn’t on the mission field, Shay enjoys photography, journaling in coffee shops, and at night she becomes a ninja.


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Your heart is not a hotel!

Today’s society lives in a constant tension of wanting to be known and connected to everyone and everything. This is such a beautiful thing, however, it can open us up to some hardship if we aren’t careful. I have recently been sharing about our heart and the way to...

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You are invited. Will you come?

God said, “I’ve taken a good, long look at the affliction of my people in Egypt. I’ve heard their cries for deliverance from their slave masters; I know all about their pain. And now I have come down to help them, pry them loose from the grip of Egypt, get them out of...

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Prisoners of Hope

The Movement continues... Sometimes I really relate to the scripture at the end of John that states “Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.” I am not suggesting that...

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Truth be told and all the hype…

  It's a New Year and as usual all the hype is out and in our faces. I am not a hype hater, just like everyone it gives me some beginning momentum to jump start things that seem to so easily get placed on the shelf as past years have rolled by. I have been thinking...

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Disturb Me Lord

Disturb us, Lord, when We are too pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because we dreamed too little,… When we arrived safely Because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess We have lost our...

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The Unknown Known

Often times my life is a beautiful mix of both the known and unknown. I find that the minute I assume to know it all is also the time that I have limited God to be the same size as my measuring stick. There is such a grace to live in this beautiful contradiction of...

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