"Be The Change" - Jesus Christ →
Until I'm Measured Against the Word.
Most of the time I feel like I “love” pretty well, until I am measured with the Word and faced with what love is and is not: Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not boast. Love does not insist on it’s own way. Love does not rejoice at wrong doing. Love is not arrogant. Love is not rude. Love is not irritable. Love is not resentful. Love rejoices with...
Introspection. Depravity. Balance.
Introspection is a wonderful practice, because it allows you to take the focus off of what you think everyone else is doing wrong and ask yourself those same questions. This week in class I heard this, “one of the ways to flee being judgmental is to make yourself your main project.” For some of us, this can be dangerous if it isn’t guarded with boundary because at times we are...
Accepting Grace = Displacing Lies
In my personal life, one of the hardest realities for me to accept is God’s grace. The difficulties within accepting this truth has very little to do with a lack of faith in God’s sufficiency, but more-so being overwhelmed by a historical path of lies which take birth as guilt, shame, fear and doubt. These thoughts often consume us and negatively impacts the day to day steps of our feet, to the...
I can't date you because God...
“I can’t date you because God has called me/gifted me in this and I don’t want distractions…” I was thinking yesterday about the commitment that relationships take, emotional, energy, time, money, etc… this thought led me to a string of stories, both my own and some friends who are precious to me. The aspects of these stories that ran into the forefront of my...
Are You Living To Die Or Dying To Become Alive? →
Will You Risk It? - K. Perrine →
With your knowledge, my compassion and our life experiences, we can make this...– Breana Marie
Thoughts on Leadership
A few thoughts on leadership based on 1 Peter 5:1-11. I did this as a homework assignment and just wanted to share it with my community. Enjoy :) During Peter’s exhortation regarding shepherding, the first attribute that he mentions is that the leadership would not be out of compulsion, but rather that it would be done willingly as God would have it done. This hits the nail on the head with...
When God Feels Far Away →
This is OUR Story. A presentation I did at The SOLE Movement 2010
The issue may not be your actions… but it is certainly the heart behind them.
Confession # 9,268,289,209,427,406
And there will be many, many more between this moment and my last breath: I love freely and judge harshly. I forgive quickly and condemn even faster. I preach freedom and keep people in prison. I exercise spontaneity and practice reservation. Is this hypocrisy? Am I a hypocrite? Is life hypocritical? Yes. I know in my heart that grace motivates change. Grace is scandalous, provocative and...
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When You Feel Alone...
We all have moments when we feel alone, as if we are the only person dealing with the issues and pains that torment our lives and hearts. During these moments, whether brief or drawn out, the last thing we want to do is involve someone else into this struggle, mainly because we don’t think they’ll understand or relate. I always encourage being brave, trusting that people are more...
Someone is Trying to Kill You.
Just as satan tempted Eve to sin against God, so he tried to get Jesus to sin and thus fail in his mission as Messiah. The tactics of Satan and his demons are to use lies, deception, murder, and every other kind of destructive activity to attempt to cause people to turn away from God and destroy themselves. Demons will try every tactic to blind people to the gospel and keep them in bondage to...
2 by 2
If you were to disciple 2 people a year for ten years, teaching each of the people you discipled to do the same, you would have indirectly discipled [approx] 40,000 people in 10 years!!! What are you waiting for??? Find 2, pour in and duplicate.
Get Out Of YOUR Way!
You have the potential to be incredible, successful, fulfilled and know that your life has a purpose… but you won’t get the hell out of the way!! I know so many people who are brilliant, charismatic, fun-loving, compassionate and talented beyond belief, but they are living only a fraction of what is possible. You, you are a wonderful musician, passionate about being around and...
I was asked to preach on Sunday night, and here it is… enjoy :)