School has come and gone. The hype of ending the semester and graduation has finally come to a halt, and here I am with everything planned out and lined up for the next few years. Right? Wrong.
Like most of you, I am here at a crossroads; a time of transition; a point of change. To be completely open, I am in a weird spot. I am moving from a place full of growth and discovery to a very familiar place called home, where I will not necessarily fit in the same as I did before. This is a weird spot—not bad—just peculiar. I have only come to this place by growth and change. As much as I anticipated and planned for the journey of college, there has not been nearly as much planning and “readiness” for life after college … Read More »
As a child I was the independent kid, ready to jump out there and take care of things myself. I didn’t need help. I maintained that mindset as I grew up. Give me minimal instruction and let me soar on my own. In every aspect of my life I came to realize I had implemented the mentality of “I’ve got this…. I don’t need your help.”
From work to school to even my relationship with God, I took control, assuming my way was the best way. I cannot tell you how many times I have said, “I’ve got this,” and sincerely believed it. But just a few months ago, God got my attention in a BIG way. I never controlled my life just to be rebellious or to defy authority in my life; I simply assumed I was being smart and … Read More »
Campus Ministry International (CMI), a branch of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI), is a ministry that focuses on evangelizing college campuses everywhere with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We encourage the mindset that Apostolic students are not just to attend class, study hard, and successfully graduate with a degree, but they are also sent to their campuses as a witness “to bear witness of the Light, that all men through [them] might believe” (John 1:7).
It’s July 19th and I’m walking off of my plane in Nashville, TN. Currently residing in Murfreesboro, TN, the drive home only takes 45 minutes. But it’s not the drive home that I’m excited about, but rather sharing my week-long experience in Washington, D.C. with some of the coolest people on God’s planet. This is my account of AYC D.C. 2010.
It started off when I was 16 years old with a burden God gave me to see souls won. Throughout the years God has opened many doors for me to grow in ministry; through witnessing, teaching Bible studies, and traveling and preaching, God has taken me places in my 6 years of ministry that many ministers never get to go. It was a Sunday in September, and my pastor’s wife came up to me and mentioned that she had been … Read More »
On occasion, my mother will tell stories about the time when I was 7 months old and was a part of the Texas Bible College Chorale Tour of 1985. My parents worked at TBC and we went on the trip as chaperones. Apparently there was a lot of driving, it was hot in Florida, and I was a perfect child so I didn’t cause any extra trouble. A-hem.
Anyway, I suppose it got in my blood because I really enjoy going to an amazing chorale service!
Which is definitely what we had in Austin, Texas.
It was simply incredible. The band did amazing. The soloists were top notch.
They brought the house down with a medley that ended in a song that took me back to my Youth Camp days – “Just Like the Day of Pentecost.”
And most importantly, the anointing was present and God moved.
Pretty much the … Read More »