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October 12, 2014

Dancing With Whirlwinds Will Blow “The Hell” Out Of Your Life

By |October 12th, 2014|Categories: spiritual warfare|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In my last post, I shared about how in the upcoming year, overcoming adversity will require dancing with whirlwinds. The prophets are telling us that this next year is going to be tumultuous, but for the believer who understands their position in God’s kingdom, there is also potential for great advancement. What was meant to destroy you can be the very tool God uses to propel you into your future.  But, to navigate effectively through the coming challenges, it’s essential to stay in a proper mindset.  So let me ask you a question: When you think of whirlwinds, what’s your [...]

September 19, 2014

It’s Time For A Hearing Check-up

By |September 19th, 2014|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There are times when God calls us to set aside what we’re doing and shut down from distractions, so that we can focus on listening to what He is saying. Sometimes, he pulls us aside as individuals, and at other times, there is a corporate call for reflection and diligent listening to gain strategy for what lies ahead. Spiritual hearing is so important to Him, that He established special times in the yearly calendar so that the people could stop what they were doing, get back on track and move forward in His blessing. One such time is The Feast [...]

August 15, 2014

However Long The Night: How One Woman Is Changing Culture

By |August 15th, 2014|Categories: Social Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This week, I’ve been reading a powerful book called However Long The Night by Aimee Molloy. The book shares the story of Molly Melching, a woman you have probably never heard of, whose work is dramatically affecting the lives of millions of African girls. Melching has received numerous awards for her work in empowering African communities through education and training in proper health practices and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, Melching’s organization, Tostan, has done something no other organization has been able to do before: helping to bring an end to the practice of female genital cutting (FGC). FGC is a 2,000 [...]

Do People Like Me Do Something Like This?

By |August 1st, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly using this question as a lens to evaluate the world we live in. Everything from products to social movements rises and falls on this question. Do people like me use this? Do people like me go there? What do people like me believe about this idea? We may not want to admit it, but subconsciously, we like to flow with the herd. It makes life easier. A filter helps when I am being bombarded with choices. There's also a security in knowing that my friends, or the people I want to [...]

July 25, 2014

What Makes Us Different?

By |July 25th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’ve been thinking a lot about this question. There’s been a lot of discussion in recent years about advancing the Kingdom of God into the main culture systems of society.  We know it won’t be the work of a few charismatic leaders. Instead, it will be led organically by a tribe of people who shake off their limitations to partner with God’s vision. So, we know this is what wants us to be doing...we're just trying to figure out how to do it. How do we shift culture back to Kingdom principles? How do we leverage influence in order to [...]

Fat Or Fight: It’s Time To Choose

By |July 11th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have had a problem with obesity for most of my life, although I didn’t know it. Since I was nine years old, I have been consuming a lot. I consume when I feel bad about myself and when I am worried about my family. I also consume simply because it feels good.  I've tried to do something about it, but just when I get moving, something seems to happen that gets my focus back on consuming. I didn’t think I had a problem. I didn’t notice it was happening.  Until, one day…I looked in the mirror and I didn’t [...]