There’s always been a part of me that has never liked accepting the fact that floods can come. (Again, I’m referring to spiritual floods in this series.) Especially as a faith-filled, Spirit-filled, overcoming believer. I’d rather think myself, my life, my family impervious to the waters. And if I should ever face them, I’d rather focus on praying that God part the waters like He did for Moses and the children of Israel. But here’s the truth: the storms will come and parting of the waters is not always what we are promised. Continue reading
My earliest experience with a flood was in July of 1979. I was only 5 years old and my family and I were living in Friendswood, Texas. We hadn’t been there long. Continue reading
“The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church…” Ephesians 1:23 MSG
Several years ago, this one, simple verse changed my perspective about church. Growing up, I’d always heard about the importance of going “to” church, but never about being planted “in” church. Little did I know, there is a difference; and it’s about much more than weekend attendance. Continue reading
Purim is 14 days from today and so last night, my family and I began a reading plan together which will take us through the book of Esther in these days leading up to Purim. I wanted to share that reading plan with you (available below as a free bookmark download) and also share some of what I feel God prompting me to around this holiday. Continue reading
When my family and I first moved to the Raleigh, NC area, (three years ago this July) I began asking God to give me prophetic insight as to what He originally had in mind for this area, and what, prophetically, He wanted to do now. I researched the history of the city, pulled out maps, making note of boundary lines, studied the topography, etc. and began looking for anything I could get my hands on that had been spoken prophetically over both Raleigh and over North Carolina. Seeing as it’s the capital, this is the gateway to the state. What happens here permeates.
There are a few words I’ve gotten clarity on and that I have held to and been personally praying and interceding over. This year, however, I finally feel led to release them. I know this series of blog posts will speak specifically to those in my beautiful state, but my hope is that through reading these posts, and how they came about, that God will also give you insight as to how to seek Him prophetically for wherever He has positioned you. Continue reading
I believe with all my heart that some great and mighty spiritual fires are about to spark. But I believe the place they are going to be lit and catch aflame will be in very small environments. At least, that’s where they’ll originate from and then they’ll spill out from there. Let me just be clear – this is not an anti-large-crowd message. It’s not an either or, it’s an inclusive both-and. But I believe that over the next 90 days specifically, we need to be intentional about positioning ourselves in small, upper-room type, intimate environments where we can cultivate the spiritual atmosphere and community that will attract this holy fire. Continue reading
In interpreting dreams, a very common theme I come across is patterns. Stripes, camouflage, spots, dots, zig-zag patterns just to name a few. These patterns can show up on clothing, accessories, on buildings, or on vehicles. And then there’s those times when we’ll see patterned insects or animals show up in our dreams too. What does all this mean? For example, why would someone appear in a patterned shirt as opposed to just a plain colored one? Is there more meaning behind the patterns we see? Continue reading
Now’s the time of year that I really start focusing on boosting my immune system. Even though it’s technically still winter, soon enough the pollens will start popping and I really don’t like having to survive the season through a fog of antihistamines and decongestants.
One of the best ways I give my immune system that extra oomph is through juicing. And even though juicing has been part of my lifestyle for a few years now, there’s a key ingredient I’ve discovered makes a huge difference in combatting allergies. Continue reading
I felt this word drop so strongly into my heart tonight. I shared it first on my FB Page, but then felt like I should post it here too… Continue reading
Part Four: Getting a “word” from the Lord for your year
Many of you have, for some time, gotten a word that tends to frame out the upcoming year for you. It could be something that captures in one word (or phrase) the focus or desire of what you sense the year will bring about, or what direction you feel you are being pulled towards or even what you hope and pray to experience. Words like: Joy. Courage. Rest. Belief. Intentional. Obedience. Hope. Build. Release. Balance. Restoration. These are just some of the words I’ve already seen popping up in friend’s posts for this coming year. But where do these words come from? Does everybody get a word? And if we’d like to have a word, how can we know what our “word” is? Continue reading