Paula Yingst has been negotiating life’s gauntlets for over sixty years. She has a passion for Christian education and a heart for people who are hurting physically and emotionally. She and her husband, Chuck, have four children – daughter Lisa, son-in-law Tim, son Jon, and daughter-in-law Sarah. The two have also been blessed with three granddaughters (Selah, Ciera and Jessa) and one grandson, Charles Keane.
In 2012, Paula decided to gather a “years-long” collection of devotional materials and to publish an e-book through Westbow Press. She decided against hard copies of the book, primarily because of health limitations that would have prevented her from performing traditional marketing responsibilities like public speaking and book signings. She’s trusting the Holy Spirit to get the word around to prospective readers about My Armor’s A Little Rusty … Encouragement For Weary Warriors. (LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Armors-Kinda-Rusty-Encouragement-Warriors-ebook/dp/B00A8VJ4M6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1467213451&sr=1-1&keywords=My+Armor%27s+Kinda+Rusty+…+Encouragement+for+Weary+Warriors+by+Paula+Yingst)
A native of San Diego County, California, Paula’s first published article appeared in 1980. She has a passion for Christian education and has written youth curriculum for such publishers as Group, Standard, and David C. Cook. She has a heart for people who are hurting physically and emotionally. And she’s willing to admit that she’s not perfect—just forgiven.
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“In January of 1995, God called me to become one of His many watchmen of end times events (Ezekiel 33:6). In July of that year, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome, and my life began to change drastically as I struggled to cope with debilitating symptoms. I began re-reading the Bible from beginning to end and during the next few years I became an avid student of Bible prophecy.
“At first I was sold on the pre-tribulation rapture theory. I even taught Bible studies based on the theories of famous pastors and teachers. Then one day I discovered The Sign by Robert Van Kampen. That was the beginning of a new way of looking at end times and the rapture — through the eyes of Jesus.
“I liken it to working a jigsaw puzzle in which some pieces seem to fall right into place. But when the entire picture is nearly revealed, it becomes evident that EVERY piece MUST be set exactly into its intended space.
“Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” His words concerning the sign of the end times and its prophecy connections have truly set my mind free from doubt concerning the divine timing of the rapture.”
— Paula Yingst
“’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord.”