Tuesday, August 12, 2008

breathing air again...

i would like to share a very special song, that has meant alot and helped me keep my head up and focused on what is to come...


luv u guys!

The wind blows

"The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." John 3:8

Thinking about the journey.

We are going to be starting an all community celebration service next week. I am very excited. We have a very long way to go as we learn to find our freedom in the use of our spiritual gifts. As a group we seem to be "careful" when it comes to community and sharing. Pray with me this week that the Holy Spirit will give us freedom! We still have some detoxing to do from the institutional church but God is at work and we are beginning to let go. Jesse and Josh have a great story to share about the Spirit's work in Josh's life as he prepared to go through the 7-steps. Rachel is ready to be baptised-- Jessica (the young lady I have been sharing with) is sooo close to making a committement to be a disciple--Pray! Melanie and Robert's Baby will be born Aug. 27, I can hardly wait to celebrate this new precious life. It is wonderful to actually feel the wind of the Spirit as he begins to blow in and around us!

Monday, August 11, 2008

moving on

It has been an eventful few months! God has brought us through some real spiritual battles. I have learned to let go, to sacrifice and I have grown to love all of you more and more. It is time to move on and be about the work God has set before us. God is at work! Let's join him!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

action seems to release the movement

some of our group have been working in Martinsville the last two days. As I sat and talked with some very tired men tonight at Steak n Shake, I felt the passion renewed in my spirit. It seems action releases the moving of the Holy Spirit in me. As we Act he moves more. I was just saying to the guys we need an all communtiy gathering to share the Lord's supper together. My soul seems to be aching for this. I think we will do it soon.

Friday, June 6, 2008

the future...

i have seen this reference now twice in the last 2 weeks, "Isaiah 58", first with robert and nathan. i came across it again, when i was listening to shane claiborne's talk, "finding your calcutta".

what a great chapter. and it really gets rolling in verse 6. the first verses the people are kinda being called out about what they are doing. then in verse 6, it cuts loose with what we "should" be doing.
6 "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness [a] will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

i am especially encouraged by verse 8. this encouraging as we begin with this movement of a missional church and moglo. the Lord has our backs. sweet!

but then i kept on reading and saw this,
"Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings."

oh man, that is cool. rebuild, raise up, repairer, restorer...wow...

let me think on that some more. it is deep and meaningful to where we are right now. on the edge, listening, anticipating what God is wanting us to do, where to go, how to share the vision, how to impact the community with His redemptive love and work.

rock on...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I am at keystone this week. Class for 10 hours a day should be wearing me out but I am energized. As I began to lead this wonderful expression of The Church, I remind of these things. How important it is to clarify the vision and then keep our eyes on it, we must only walk in and by the spirit, unity is essential, we must practice the one anothers daily and begin to do what we talk about and become who you dream to be. Love marti