Praise and Prayer

Dear Church that meets in America, We are a people of prayer and praise! We rejoice always (Philippians 4:4)! Every circumstance, whether good or bad, just or unjust, edifying or demeaning is met with praise. We are spiritual heirs of Paul and Silas. When unfairly imprisoned, they did not spend the night complaining about the unfairness of their situation. They did not speak harshly of their jailers, mocking them and...

The Church

Dear Facebooks Friends, I need to repent. I am disappointed and angry with the church that meets in America. I don’t repent for my anger or disappointment; my anger and disappointment are justified. I repent for my response. My response has been to disengage, to blame, to fault find, to ridicule. That has not been a biblical response. I have spoken to many Christians this season who have expressed disappointment...

Be The Solution

Last night I had the honor of sharing with women from across the southeast and Haiti. Here are a few points the Lord had me share: We were designed for such a time as this. The Bible says “Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in your book and planned before a single one of them began.” Psalms‬ ‭139:16‬ ‭CSB‬‬ God knew this generation...

Preemptive Strike-Day 9

As some of you may know, my church is going through a major transition. It is a difficult season. Some are questioning if we will survive this transition, many are disillusioned, many are grieving. But as we transition through this season, I have hope. I am encouraged. My hope is not in the leadership at our church nor our governing body (although I have confidence in both). But my hope...

You Are the Church

I had a great conversation with a friend who co-pastors a small church in Holly Springs. We were dreaming about what the church should look like. Yesterday after speaking with another friend, I started dreaming about what the perfect church body would look like for me. Here is my list: 1. I want a church body that is diverse – from the leadership to the members. I want a church...

The River is Flowing

What images come to mind when you think of the church? A building with a cross, stained glass windows and pews? A group of people with like beliefs worshipping together, fellowshiping together, doing life together? While that is beautiful, I believe the church has been called to so much more. I’m reading Ezekiel this morning. Ezekiel has a vision of water rising and as I’m reading it, I’m thinking, “That...