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April 28, 2016

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 [...]

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 [...]

July 24, 2015

Pushing Through Resistance

By |July 24th, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , |

As kingdom-minded leaders, we have a distinct advantage that other leaders don’t. We can tap into the prophetic timing of God, aligning our work and our actions with what He is saying from month to month. For example, when it was revealed that 2015 would be a whirlwind year, we gained a blueprint of what to expect so that we could make strategic choices based on how God was going to move this year. Hopefully, you’ve found yourself being a wind of change more than you found yourself being blown off course! Av - The Month Of Faith And Action [...]

June 17, 2015

Knowing When To Pivot

By |June 17th, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the main prophetic themes for 2015 is that this is a “turnaround” year. There is a special grace to turn around issues in your life that seem like they’re moving in the wrong direction. Some of these turnarounds will happen supernaturally, but in large part, turning things around is up to you. God’s saying He will put His wind of grace behind our effort. So how do we do this? One of the big keys to successfully navigating a turnaround is knowing when to pivot. In the business world, the concept of pivoting has become a buzzword for [...]

May 29, 2015

Stop Swimming In The Kiddie Pool

By |May 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This weekend God hit me with a challenge/rebuke that I think will resonate with you as well. I was in a conference session and heard Him say, ”It’s time to get out of the kiddie pool. It’s time to start swimming in the depth that I have called you to.” When He said it, I knew exactly what He was talking about. I have some revelation that I think is important and I’ve been sitting on it. I’ve shared it with a few people, but I’ve been hesitant to unpack what I'm hearing to a larger audience and He called [...]

March 26, 2015

Waiting For Them To Say Yes

By |March 26th, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

This weekend I had the privilege of speaking about social entrepreneurship at the Kingdom Business Summit in Dallas. The Summit is a unique event where business leaders come together to blend Kingdom-minded vision with essential business practices. I had so much fun meeting with people who are hungry to do business in a different way! Over lunch, one of the speakers at the event made the point that it seems like God is ready to do some new and exciting things, but the people seem to be waiting for permission. I’ve been thinking a lot about what he said: God [...]

January 8, 2015

My Three Words For 2015

By |January 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I’m trying something new in my planning process for 2015 and I thought I’d share it with you. For years now, I have always taken some time at the beginning of the year to put some goals in place.  Some of my goals have been very actionable, some were rather vague and some were ridiculous leaps of faith. Sound familiar? This year, I’m trying an exercise I learned from Chris Brogan that takes a slightly different approach.  Instead of just writing goals, I'm putting a framework in place that addresses the bigger picture beyond my goals.  Chris started the My [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]