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February 22, 2016

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 [...]

December 30, 2014

My Wish For You

By |December 30th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Happy New Year! Whether 2014 was a banner year or one to forget, January 1st always brings hope and optimism for what could be. It’s a time for planning and dreaming, for fresh starts and renewed focus on all that you hope to achieve. In the spirit of the season, I wanted to share my hopes and dreams for you in this New Year. My wish for you in 2015: 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 [...]

November 18, 2014

2015 Battle Plans: Fitting Prophecy Into Your Strategy

By |November 18th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Most people wait until January to plan for the next year. There is something fresh and new about January that universally calls people to focus, change and new vision. But for most people, all of that January focus leads to resolutions that don’t make it to February. The more serious folks, they go all out - they take retreats, have strategy sessions and lay out goals for their lives and businesses. By February, they’ve got a battle plan in place to conquer what’s on their plate. This year, I want to encourage you to get a head start on everybody [...]

October 20, 2014

Winds In The Heavens…Boots On The Ground

By |October 20th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

One last thought on whirlwinds to set the tone for the year ahead… We know that this year will be defined by clashing whirlwinds that shift the status quo. Power structures that have kept much of God’s Kingdom shrouded in darkness are about to be exposed.  He wants people to see. But what role do we play? I can tell you for sure, it’s not to sit around and let the winds of the enemy blow our lives apart. In fact, I believe that when God says He’s sending a whirlwind, what He’s sending is us. He’s about to release [...]

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 [...]

Dancing With A Whirlwind

By |October 3rd, 2014|Categories: spiritual warfare|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Do you ever feel like your brain is going to explode from information overload? That’s exactly how I feel. Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending The Head Of The Year conference at Global Spheres. The list of speakers included key prophetic leaders such as Cindy Jacobs, Dutch Sheets, Paul Keith Davis, Robert Heidler and Chuck Pierce. It was an amazing time of enjoying the presence of God and hearing the word of the Lord for this upcoming year. I’m still processing everything that was shared, but I didn’t want to delay getting you a few of the key [...]

September 12, 2014

As a man thinketh…A Biblical take on critical thinking

By |September 12th, 2014|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , |

I’ve been spending some time this week studying the concept of critical thinking.  As I mentioned in my last post, I believe we’ve come to an important point in our own personal histories, where God is asking us if we’re willing to do the internal work necessary to move into the next level of what He’s called us to accomplish. To make the leap, we’re going to have to change the way we think. We’re going to have to deal with mindsets that are holding us back and we’re going to have sharpen our thinking skills so that we can [...]

When God Pushes The Pause Button

By |September 5th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The concept of time is very interesting. Every minute and hour has equal value to the others, but in God’s hands, the pace and significance of time is constantly shifting.  At certain points in life, it feels like He hits the pause button, marking the significance of what He is speaking.  In those moments, He's extending an opportunity and a choice. How we respond is crucial. One choice can accelerate us on a path of purpose; the other can push us into a cycle that stalls the flow of time in our lives. I believe God has pushed the pause [...]

August 29, 2014

when you feel small…

By |August 29th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This week kicked off going back to school in Texas (and all of the parents shout a hearty HALLELUJAH!)  Going back to school is really exciting, but it’s also really chaotic if your child is in elementary school. This is totally the fault of the parents. The first day of school is the one day of the year that parents show up, cameras ready, to capture the memory of children in their new, first-day-of-school outfit complete with matching backpack/lunch box ensemble. We get photos at home, in front of the school, in the classroom, at their desk and with their [...]

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 [...]