emotions

August 6, 2015

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 [...]

May 21, 2015

The Wall In Front Of You

By |May 14th, 2015|Categories: Identity|Tags: , , , , , , |

This morning I was out on my prayer walk and I saw something that I think is very prophetic to where many of us are today. Do you ever feel like one of these is about five inches from your face?   I know I sometimes do. The concept of breakthrough is exciting. I mean, who doesn’t want to move to a new level? You receive a prophetic word or hear God calling you to move out into a new area of faith.  So you start moving forward with excitement, only to plant your face into the wall [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Danger Of Disengagement

By |August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , |

The last few weeks have been rough, haven’t they? No matter where you look, the world is in a state of conflict. International headlines are filled with the conflict in Israel, threats from new enemies (ISIS), as well as threats from old enemies (Russia.)  At home, the situation in Ferguson has stoked the fires of racial division. A few minutes on the CNN page can leave a person fearful, angry, disheartened or just plain numb. But, the headlines only tell part of the story. What we see on earth is a reflection of what is happening in the spirit realm. [...]

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 [...]