spiritual warfare

October 3, 2014

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]