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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 [...]

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 [...]

prophecy = action

By |May 4th, 2015|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , |

If we are going to do things we are created to do, it is essential that we stay in timing with God. And staying in timing means taking action. This week, I have been rereading God’s Unfolding Battle Plan by Chuck Pierce. The book lays out specific battles and prophetic insights regarding the church and the world from 2007- 2015. Since we are nearing the end of the prophetic window that the book was written about, I think it’s important to see where things stand with regard these key prophecies. As I was reading, I was amazed at the accuracy [...]

April 10, 2015

This Time We Cross Over

By |April 10th, 2015|Categories: spiritual warfare|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This weekend, I attended the Passover conference at Global Spheres and I wanted to share a few highlights that are important as we move forward this year. This year, Passover is all about the winds of Heaven supernaturally blowing open the path in front of you so that you can move into the purpose God has for your life. He’s using His wind to expose obstacles and clear paths so you can cross over. But He cannot cross over for you. Crossing Over Isn’t Easy Have you ever felt God leading you to cross over into something new only to fail [...]

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 [...]

What Label Are You Wearing?

By |March 4th, 2015|Categories: Identity|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever felt like you understood a season of your life, only to realize you didn’t? That’s what happened to me this week. I was sitting in a conference session and suddenly realized that for years I had been miscast in a role that defined my identity for over a decade.  What?!?! I was really good at what I did.  I helped a lot of people.  It was something that I excelled at, but it was also a label that boxed me in. Can you relate? The Identity War: Sometimes we forget, or fail to recognize the level of [...]

February 13, 2015

A Little Perspective On 50 Shades Of Grey

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Family|Tags: , , , , , , |

So it’s Valentine’s Day weekend and millions of Americans are celebrating with a visit to their local movie theater to catch 50 Shades of Grey.   What a commentary on our culture. I'm not going to rehash why going to the movie is a bad idea.  There have been a lot of excellent articles about why we shouldn't waste our time on this movie.  Read them. Instead, I thought I'd share a few numbers that give some perspective on the effects of violence on women around the world: BY THE NUMBERS: THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN  1 in 4 [...]

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 [...]

Beware of small conveniences…and tables

By |December 17th, 2014|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a leader, your success will rise and fall on the power of the team that you build. It’s not about how smart or charismatic you are. It’s not about how well you can articulate a vision. Great leaders build great teams. So as a leader, your top priority must be to create a culture that allows your team to thrive. The best of today's young leaders are looking for places where their voice can be heard, where their work has meaning and where their creativity can be maximized. Does that describe the environment you're building? If you can’t build [...]