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May 4, 2015

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 4, 2015

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 3, 2015

Take The Leap – Embracing Creative Risk

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , |

Have you recovered from the Superbowl? I have a dear friend who needed to find her religion again after that crazy game!  We were all rooting for Seattle at my house this Sunday and in the matter of a few minutes we went from resignation that they would lose, to euphoria (how did he catch that pass???) to absolute shock and frustration. How could they make that call? What were they thinking?   https://twitter.com/umangdua/status/562088544697843713   Blasted autocorrect!   But this morning, I read a post from Todd Henry that really hit on an important point. What would we be talking [...]

January 27, 2015

Announcing Vanguard Leadership Courses!

By |January 27th, 2015|Categories: Leadership, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

I have an exciting announcement that I want to share with you this week! When I launched Vanguard Creative last year, it was to help leaders like yourself to better position themselves to make an impact in God’s Kingdom. Other people write about Christian living, leadership and other important topics. My goal is to align prophetic revelation with Kingdom ideas so that we can start making an impact on the world around us at a higher level. We need to be more than good witnesses.  We need to shift the world around us. With that in mind, I’m excited to [...]

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 11, 2014

“your idea is terrible”

By |December 11th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Of course it is. That’s the very nature of ideas, isn’t it?  Ninety percent of our ideas are destined to fail. Thomas Edison completed over 9,000 experiments before he perfected the light bulb. But when he hit on the right idea, it changed everything. This post isn’t about whether the idea is bad or not. It’s about the person who says it’s terrible. Social media has made it really easy to attack the ideas of others, hasn’t it?  People get bold when they can criticize without looking you in the eye.   Just look at your Facebook feed. Just last week, [...]

Seeing The Long View – Appreciating Your Legacy

By |December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , |

Have you recovered from your post-Thanksgiving coma, yet? It’s really easy to get caught up in all the preparations, the entertaining and the eating.  Oh, the eating! Scarfing down food until your pants hate you and your blood sugar is on overload from sampling all of the different flavors of pie! To top it off, I spent the whole day in misery after chopping the most offensive onion I have ever come across! An hour and a half later, my eyes were swollen and watering.  Even my husband’s eyes were burning and I was wondering if I was going to [...]

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 [...]

The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth

By |November 13th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I just started reading a new business book by Chris Brogan, called The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth.  Great title, isn’t it? I’ve just gotten started, but so far it's great. While the book is largely about carving out your path as an entrepreneur, the main point of the book is that we need to stop burying our inner freak so we can fit in with the cool kids. Nobody changes the world while trying to fit in. It’s the freaks and the misfits that actually get things done. The problem is that the church (read: religion) thinks that its [...]