The Reasonable Man

By |April 28th, 2016|Categories: Creativity|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The reasonable man takes the sure road in life. He understands the way the world works and clicks off the boxes he needs to in order to succeed in life. The reasonable woman defends the status quo knowing that someday, someone will defend her when it’s her turn. The reasonable man acknowledges that things need to change in the world. And he feels good about the fact that he sees it. He may even be so bold as to share a controversial meme on Facebook, just so people know he is serious. The reasonable woman looks at her childhood dreams [...]

Crossing Over Into Your Future

By |April 21st, 2016|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This weekend marks the Hebrew celebration of Passover, which occurs in Nisan, the first month of the Jewish calendar. Interestingly, the Hebrew New Year begins in the fall at the Feast of Tabernacles, but the first month starts in the spring with Nisan. There is rich meaning and intent in this. Each year carries it’s own unique prophetic symbolism and it’s as if the Lord releases His prophetic purpose at Tabernacles and then allows it to grow and be worked out in hiddenness, only to emerge as we pass over into the full measure of what He desires to accomplish [...]

are we tearing down walls…or building them?

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Let me ask you a question? How open are you to a person’s message after they’ve just made fun of you? Not about your differences of opinion, but of you as a person? Have you ever been bullied and belittled into changing your mind?  No one changes their belief system when they are attacked. I’ve been watching the discourse of this election cycle and like the majority of America, I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated by how I see candidates behaving.  I'm frustrated because it works. What does Donald Trump’s hand size or skin color have to do with how well he [...]

securing your future by redefining your past

By |February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Identity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

God is deeply invested in your future. To get you there, it often means redefining your past. He’s constantly communicating to keep us on track. Sometimes, He calls us to look forward into the future and sometimes, He asks us to take a deep look back at the path we’ve been on so that we can better understand where we’re headed. I was recently in a service at Global Spheres where a series of prophetic words came forth related to this. Here is a portion of that word: A Month of Confrontation – Seize the Day! “This will be a month [...]

my wish for you in 2016

By |January 10th, 2016|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , |

One of my most popular posts from last year was My Wish For You.  As I was reading it again the other day, I thought it was very fitting for this year as well. So here is my wish for you in 2016: My wish for you this year is that you would step more fully into the calling and purpose for which you were created. I hope that you find yourself irresistibly drawn into new challenges and that fear would never be the reason you turn down opportunity. In this New Year, I hope you TRADE YOUR ANCHORS FOR [...]

the opportunity of a lifetime

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Inside of everyone, God has placed seeds of opportunity. When you think about it, that’s really what a calling is, isn’t it? God places nascent gifts within us, points us in a certain direction and says, “This is my plan for your life…go get it!” At that moment there is potential. All the seeds are there to live a life of purpose and impact, but it’s up to us to decide how we will steward that opportunity. Will we take Him up on His offer or choose a safe, yet utterly predictable life? Most of us want to get there. [...]

slave, soldier or son: which are you?

By |October 15th, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This week, I have been rereading The Supernatural Ways Of Royalty by Kris Vallotton. In the first chapter, he shares the story of an encounter with God that forever changed his life. In a dream, God spoke over and over Proverbs 30: 21-22: "Under three things the earth quakes, under four, it cannot bear up: under a pauper when he becomes a king."  The Lord began to explain to him why the earth can’t handle paupers who become kings. “A pauper is born into insignificance. As he grows up he learns through life that he has no value and his [...]

Who Do You Attract?

By |September 11th, 2015|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , |

I’m not talking about physical attraction. I’m talking about people being drawn to the life you lead and the presence that you carry. To change culture, we must be people of influence, and influence is about attraction. Think about the ministry of Jesus. He attracted people that were hungry. But He also attracted people that were on the edges of society - the demonized, prostitutes, thieves, the social outcasts. These were people who were deeply under the grip of sin, yet they fought to be near Jesus. The man from the Gadarenes was full of demons, but He ran to [...]

A Look At My Summer Reading List

By |August 22nd, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , |

When I work with leaders, one of the questions that I ask them is what they are reading. The benefits of reading are numerous, impacting your health, your leadership skills, and your creative process.  Here are just a few ways that reading benefits your life: It sharpens your mind It makes you a better writer It slows memory decline It challenges your paradigms It stimulates idea generation It makes you a better storyteller It helps you see from another perspective It demonstrates an openness to learning My Summer Bookshelf: This week, I thought I would share some of the books [...]

Before Every Breakthrough Comes…CONFUSION???

By |August 6th, 2015|Categories: spiritual warfare|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Stop me if you’ve experienced this over the last few weeks: Tense conversations with co-workers/ family The feeling that you are talking past people who are normally on the same page with you People misunderstanding your motives or intentions (in person or via social media) A general apathy or irritability Confusion and insecurity about a new project/initiative Something is happening in the spirit realm and we would be fools to ignore it. In my last post, I talked about the resistance that comes just before you move into something new. Sometimes, the resistance is internal and sometimes it comes from [...]