GOING THE DISTANCE

Being a worship leader for more than 15 years has meant committing to saying ‘yes’ to walking in the power and authority that God alone gives, and saying ‘no’ to the lies of the enemy. It has been a daily decision to say ‘yes’ to a growth process that isn’t always easy.   It is…

How To Have A Worship Team Family

Unity is a beautiful gift. It is the Lord’s heart to see His children, unified & declaring Heaven’s promises here on the earth.  Well, sometimes that isn’t always easy. Unity is a choice. Family is a choice. Over the last four years, I have had the honor of overseeing our Alive College Ministry worship team….

3 Ways Learning An Instrument Has Changed My Worship

I’m one of those kids who took piano lessons for about a year (or until I lost interest) and then decided it was more fun to listen to songs on the radio and try to cover them.  I learned chords mostly on my own and could play a couple hymns for my Dad during ministry…

Simple Obedience

“Simple obedience changes history…” – Lindy Conant, Take Courage These lyrics have really captured my heart as of late. It seems simple enough, and yet it’s profound.  Here’s the whole bridge: “There’s a ‘yes’ in our hearts and it carries through eternity, simple obedience changes history.” I want to share just a few ways that…

5 Keys to Stewarding God’s Presence

You could feel God in the room. The band had stopped playing and they were just waiting. My body felt heavy but also light at the same time. I had this warm feeling inside. People were singing out loving words to Jesus, some were weeping, some had expressions of joy on their faces. We knew…

Following Well: 5 Ways to Serve Your Leaders

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in worship ministry as both a worship leader and a worship band member.   I’ve been able to personally experience the difference between leading and following in the worship setting. I can relate to the challenges, the pressure, and the joy of leading well, and I…

A Freedom Generation

I am a person of routine. I need it and love it. As a little girl from the age of three years old until about five years old, I woke up early every morning. I put on my striped purple pants with my ever-so-clashing purple polka dot shirt. I would reach into a a drawer…

How’s Your Pour?

I was only 19 years old but it felt as if my life as I knew it had come to an end. I held my cell phone in my hand while my stomach sunk like an anchor in the middle of an ocean. My mom explained on the other side of the phone that my…

What You Speak Over Yourself Matters

A few years ago I was listening to a well respected communicator speak on having compassion and partnering with God’s heart for our cities.   As he was speaking, in my mind I said to myself, it’s too bad that every spiritual gift test I take seems to be so low in compassion and mercy. Quick…

Gold in the Process

I was 21 years old with a lot of dreams in my heart. On the inside, I always felt that I was making steps towards those dreams. But on the outside, I had one year of college under my belt, I was working 30 hours a week, and not really doing a lot with my…