If you’re in the Toronto area, join the festivities. I’m excited and honored to be sharing at Flemingdon Park Church in North York. I’ll be singing, story telling and we’ll be enjoying a wonderful Christmas banquet. I would love to meet you there.
I just wanted to take a few minutes to highlight the exciting things that God has been doing here. I’ll hit the highlights and try and make it as brief and concise as possible.
The most recent ministry engagements included the start of a life-changing conference entitled “Unbreakable Woman”. I was the music guest and keynote speaker for both the morning and afternoon sessions. It sparked such a vision, that I”ll be taking this message to future women’s events as the Lord opens the doors. It’s based on Genesis 16 when the angel of the Lord asked Hagar, “Where have you come from and where are you going? Intermixed and reflecting this message with my personal testimony, this was a powerful event that had women surrendering in abandon to the will of God. They came seeking God for victory over their pain, broken hearts, forgiveness and other needs in their life at the end of the day. Every woman left their seat for prayer at the end of the day. It was a powerful and life-changing day.
There were two other women’s conferences that ministered at this past year “Afternoon Splash”, sharing the stage with Melinda Estabrooks (100 Huntley Street) and then a Women’s Day in Stratford Ontario. Both did not disappoint to see the hand of God move in the hearts of the ladies who attended.
Keep on reading… there’s more below
I”ve had a few television appearances of the course of the season including a program called “Celebrate” airing on TCT, a Christian television station that broadcasts across the United States. I taped at WNYB in Buffalo for this segment with an opportunity to sing several songs for future programs as well as the opportunity to be interviewed by host, Bishop Reid. Also, It was wonderful to meet Nev Larson from the Christian Radio Station WDCX in Buffalo, who was also a guest on the program that day. We had a few minutes to chat about Christian radio and things we had in common.
I was also a guest on “WordTalk with Val” airing in the London ON., region. WordTalk had a very “high impact” powerful message and encouragement for viewers who follow the program. Both programs were wonderful experiences and I hope to have footage from both of them that I can make available for you to view later. (Be sure to sign up on the mailing list to get the details when they are ready to view)
These two programs were certainly part of a pre-launch to talk about the release of the extended edition of my book “Wings To Victory”.
If you’re not already aware, the book “Wings To Victory” is my personal testimony and the journey that led to God’s miraculous healing in my life. He gave me healing and victory from a syndrome that I suffered with for 13 years. This book has been released for about a year now, but a while ago, the Lord instructed me to add more background and faith stories as well as Biblical principles that are so relevant to my personal testimony. These were stories that I thought I was saving for another book. Now, this has added two more chapters, additional details, Biblical insight, and stories, to the original manuscript of the book, and so now this the Extended Edition. It truly is as I’ve described it, “A love story of faith, hope and healing beyond what the natural eye can see”. It’s made available in soft cover and as an E-book as well. It can be found on a variety of online distributors including Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. The book “Wings To Victory” is also available here on my website. | Soft Cover | E-book |
In the midst of all of this, I am still pressing on with the “Steady Ground” Project. I’m still completing work in the studio for this new CD, but oh … so close to being completed. How wonderful of a surprise it was when I recently found out that my song “O God” was number one on the Indie Gospel charts.
If you’re in the area, come and take in a special Sunday morning, where I’ll be doing a concert at “Church in the Oaks” in London ON., This is an opportunity to meet in person and grab a CD and book at the merch table rate ( you save on shipping) I’ll also be opening and closing the service with the Worship Team on that morning. The service will be video recorded since we are testing some video footage for future television programming. (This is exciting but I can’t tell you all the details yet)
If you’re in the area and would like to take in a special service, I would love to meet you.
It’s at Church in the Oaks, 150 Conway Drive, London Ontario Canada. 10:30 AM Service on October 30th.
As you can see, God is doing an awesome work and he’s being very selective about where he sends me lately. Each event I’ve ministered at has been very “on purpose” and “on mission”. This is the midst of working on the details of the “Steady Ground” project. This project has died while I agonized over aspects of it. Like a seed that must die in the ground before it begins new growth, this project has come back to life in my spirit. It has been particularly challenging with obstacles, I believe, because of the power and underlying purpose of this project. I would love for you to explore more and join with me on this journey. It’s unique, inspired, and is crossing borders like I would have never dreamed. I explain more in the video that you can watch at —> THIS LINK.
Thank you for checking in with me to see how God is moving in my corner. I want to honor the Lord and let the light shine that he burns within me. I so appreciate your encouragement, support, and prayer. If you ever have a prayer request, please don’t hesitate to send me an email using the “Pledge and Prayer” form on this website.
Thank You & God Bless You Richly,
I’ll be hosting a Ladies’ Christmas Coffee Night – November 28, 2016 at Fireside Restaurant in London ON.,
and ministering at Flemingdon Park Church in Toronto on December 10th for their Christmas Banquet.
As the Grains of Sand – Part 2
The vast and powerful waters overwhelm me as my eyes scan the breadth of the ocean. The water’s movement is not random. The waves press forward, swelling with a rhythm that is noticeable as the tide washes the shore each time, shifting the sand below. Can you picture it? Can you imagine the power that the water holds?
Like each grain of sand, we are uniquely shaped and designed by the Creator of the universe. Like the pebbles and shells in the water, also our edges are softened as His Word continually washes over us.
“That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,” Eph 5:26
This washing over us is a continual work in our lives. He will carry it to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. [Philippians 1:6] His cleansing through the blood is like water that washes the sand on the shores. While we look to the sand as an example of how uniquely each of us is created, like the powerful waters that wash onto the shore, the source of that power is overwhelming. There is a grace that flows from the cross that is so overwhelming and so powerful that we cannot contain it. Let’s be caught in the current of this powerful grace. Let is wash over us, sanctifying and cleansing us. Look to the cross, where his grace flows and get caught in the current of his grace.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Wash me today with the grace that flows from the cross today. Cleanse me from sin and soften my edges that continues to show the good work that you are doing in me.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
A few summers ago, we took a trip to Florida and I remember one specific afternoon that we spent at Daytona Beach. The water was vast, and shimmered in the sun with a heavenly blue. It’s power and depth really made me step back. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of God’s creation. I sat down in the edge of the water and just soaked up the view in front of me. My hands started to play in the soft white sand and then I looked into my hands. Each grain of sand, was unique. The sand itself was made of flecks and shapes, and none of them were the same. It was really a very personal experience with God at that moment, knowing that his creativity was far beyond my own imagination. In that moment I was reminded that this whole world is made with God’s master mind of invention and design. The most wonderful thought for me was being reminded that I was a part of that amazing design.
Like the grains of sand, we are shaped and honed by the master designer, unique by his plan. Even though you may be a twin, or there is someone that looks similar to you, there will always be differences. Like the grains of sand, we are shaped by our environment. The waters that carry us, smooth our edges, and the storms may literally heave us into a new place in our lives. No matter what, we remain a unique design that God is continually shaping as he carries us through the waters. Like the grains of sand, enjoy the ride on the waves. Trust in him and take in the changes. You are not floating aimlessly. The tide is directed by his hand and no matter where you land, he is with you. He has purposed each second of your life. Your days and all of their details are written down personally by the hand of God. You are a “one-of-a-kind” and like the stars, the snowflakes and the sand, his dreams for your life are just as unique.
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” — Psalm 139:16
Thanks so much for stopping by to get an update. It’s been a great summer and there is still so much that is happening, but I’m really excited to share a few things that are about to be released.
TCT Television Appearance
On July 28th, 2016 I had the privilege of sharing my testimony and music ministry on the Orchard Park TCT Network. I’ll have video available to post here on the website soon for you to watch. TV appearances in Detroit Michigan and others will follow later.
“A King’s Daughter”
In the midst of the details to complete the new CD “Steady Ground”, I am working on a devotional book for women and our identity in Christ. Many women have received the daily devotionals as a preview of what’s to come. This book provides 21 days to renew your mind and spirit as we look at ourselves through the eyes of Grace, Jesus Christ. It also includes daily reflection, a new declaration of who we are in Christ each day, as well as a prayer to reflect on each day and supplementary chapters to summarize the message of this book. The book will be released in the Fall, 2016.
“An Evening of Faith and Hope”
I will be a part of the ministry at this event, sharing music ministry, hosted by Helen and Leroy Hibbert. Helen will also be singing and speakers include Rev. Valerie Hibbert and Rev. Stephen Henry. This is a family ministry and I’m pleased to be invited to share in ministry with them for the evening. If you’re in the London area, please come and join us. Admission is Free, Ramada Inn, Exeter Road, London Ontario at 6 PM in the Somerset Room.
Going to Radio
This Fall I will also be releasing a new radio show on a syndicated network. I’m excited about what the Lord has opened and when the time is right I’ll share all the details. The Autumn Ministry Focus begins soon. Be sure to stay tuned for more details on this and more exciting news. We can surely say, “God did that! All Glory to him!”
This Fall I”ll be focusing on a special campaign for our Special Projects begins. This includes the “Love Life Project” and the “Global Outreach Evangelism Project.” You’ll be hearing more about this and so be sure to stay tuned for more details on this and other exciting news. We can surely say, “God did that! All Glory to him!”
Many blessings in Christ,
1) A chronic liar will not only believe his own lies but shares them wth others behind your back. That makes them a liar and a gossiper.
2) People who enable others to cause trouble are like a sore that never heals. They never let go and it makes them look like a fool, undesirable, impish and cowardly.
3) When you try to keep the past alive, by intruding on the lives of people who have exited your life, it only makes you look like a fool when the security man eventually drags you away.
4) When you take the feelings of others lightly, you distance yourself from love, as well as deep and authentic relationships.
5) When you leave God out of the equation, he can’t help you.
6) An anchor that falls to the ground cannot secure you in the storm, without a chain attached to it. Such is the case with hope as your anchor, because you need faith, like the chain, to secure you through the storm.
7) Daily acknowledging there is a Creator, puts your heart in the right place with a bigger perspective on life.
8) Daily acknowledging that you need to be rescued, means that you understand you cannot save yourself.
9) When you focus on fear, the negative and worry, they can lead your steps astray. Find freedom from these things before you are literally destroyed by your own words.
10) The only one who can make you truly complete is the one who made you. The original designer has the master blue-prints.
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Just for the ladies, I’ll be hosting the Afternoon at the “Afternoon Splash” Women’s Conference on May 28th. Other speakers include Melinda Estabrooks (100 Huntley Street) and Kelly Franklin, with worship and more ! Join Sisters in Christ across the region in the Christian Faith, for this faith-lifting event. Watch the video below for more details. Visit the Official Website and Get Tickets
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