This is how I feel about this beautiful crisp weather and my kids being on fall break this week. 🍂💛
Meant to post this earlier in the week but LIFE...so here it is! Jacob and I got to spend a few days in Lynchburg with our friends @thomasroad and @refuelorg as well as these incredible students from @libertyuniversity, and we were so blessed by each person we met. I love seeing what God is doing at my Alma Mater. 🔥
Tonight was epic. #CatalystATL
When I was in high school, I bought into the fat is bad lie and somehow thought that because I ate all the fat free foods (not even giving a second thought to how much sugar and carbohydrates I was eating in a day), I was healthy. I experienced brain fog in my teens, depression in my twenties, and would occasionally pass out due to my imbalanced diet. It wasn't until I began digging more into the science of food and health that I realized fat was not the enemy after all. We've all heard of the ketogenic diet. While our bodies need good fats for fuel, I was struggling to find Keto recipes that were actually clean. (Is all that meat and cream cheese really beneficial?) Enter @drwillcole and his brilliant book. Not only does he include amazing recipes, but he also breaks down the science of why, what, and how. And guys, I need all the whys. I just sleep better at night. Thanks, Dr. Will! SO excited to dive into Keto•tarian! #gethealthy #ketogenic #fatforfuel
I've struggled over the last couple days to find the right words to adequately describe what happened Wednesday. I don't even have full sentences yet, but I have words, phrases, and images in my mind from visions God gave me and my friends leading up to that night. They are worth sharing and worth remembering. Here are some of the words and pictures God gave us: Identity restored. Roots going deeper. Dams being broken, River rushing. Arrows piercing the darkness. Arrows of light going out all over the world. People standing in waterfalls of His presence. Giants taken down. Worship warriors, swords in hand. New wine skins, new wine. Shifting seasons, changing winds. Line in the sand. New replacing old. Complete freedom in worship. Breaking ground, tilling soil. Limitations erased. And those are just the ones I can remember right now. I'm just in awe and so so grateful. 📷: @hannahburton__
In case you were wondering what I was doing Wednesday. 😜 Link still in profile.
A few weeks ago, Kari asked if Jacob and I would be part of her band for a Propel event in Arkansas. Hang out and lead worship with a bunch of friends for a weekend? Yes, please. Today was so full of life and joy and all the things I can't even articulate right now, but I just want to say this...people who make room at the table for you simply because they love you and want to make a place for you...they are gold. I'm looking at you, @karijobe. You didn't have to invite me along today, but you did. You didn't have to give me the chance to lead a few songs, but you did. And I just want to publicly honor you, not just for the incredible worship leader you are, but for the way you celebrate and champion others. Today was a favorite, hands down. Also...if anyone has a photo of Kari, @hosannapoetry and I on stage together this afternoon, I would LOVE to have it! 😁
What an honor to serve the incredible people who made up the D6 Conference in Greensboro, NC this week. Not only did they let me lead worship, but I also got to speak on Generational Worship. My heart is so full! So very thankful for the vision of @d6family that is impacting homes, churches and communities across the globe. #d62018
In case you missed the memo! 🤗 Link in profile. 💃🏻🙌🏼🔥🎉
Calling all female worship leaders! If you're looking for ways to grow in and steward the gift on your life, I would be OVER THE MOON for you to join my Worship Circle group this term. Details at worshipcircle.com/program. ☺
Happy birthday to my favorite person on the planet! We love you, @jacobsooter! ❤🎉
Walked into @tbcoconference during worship this morning and the presence of God hit me smack in the face and took over my whole being. If you've never experienced the presence of God like I'm talking about, He wants to overwhelm and draw you in today. Draw near. He'll meet you there. I want to be face to face with holiness, more than I can contain. If there is more I want nothing less than to be face to face again.
I've already encountered Jesus in new ways this week, and it's only day 2 of @tbcoconference. But THIS. This is worth more to me than anything else. My baby boy...running after the heart of God. 😭🙌🏼❤ #aweandwonder #belongingcoconference
Epic writes and hangs with these fine folks (and a few others not pictured) who will always be family.
Guys. THANK YOU for expressing your excitement for my live worship recording! I'm a grateful, expectant mess over here. 😭 It's felt like a long time coming, and I can't wait to get in a room with friends and lift these songs to heaven together. In my excited expectancy, however, I totally forgot to mention that although it's a FREE event, we'd still love for you to register so we know how many to plan for. Link is in my profile. Y'all are the BEST! 💜
BIG NEWS!!! 💫
Best time with this lively crew on the lake today! (Also..to see my Louisiana-born husband wrangle a turtle in the water, see @jacobsooter's IG. 😏)
If I told you what God was doing at Cherry Hills Community Church, you might not believe me. Let's just say revival is breaking out in this Presbyterian church, and it is, I believe, largely due to a team that has been on their faces constantly, crying out to God in repentance, humility, and deep hunger. When we the people of God decide we're not satisfied to play church as usual and are willing to go beyond what we've known or what's safe/comfortable, desperation for more of God sets in. And that's what's happening here. This beautiful body of believers is experiencing new layers and levels of His presence simply because they come expectant, surrendered and hungry. I sure love you people. Thanks for letting me jump into the outpouring when it is you who have sown the seed of revival. See you in January.
Summit time! 🙌🏼 If you've missed some of my Worship Circle posts, let me fill ya in. ☺ This is an online community of worship leaders that exists to encourage and build up each other, to give leaders around the globe a chance to connect with others like them. Summit is basically the introduction to @worshipcircle ...and I would love any of you girl worshippers to be in my small group! Coaches include @christynockels @kimwalkersmith @toddfields1 @paulbaloche @jeremymriddle and me. It will take place August 21 from 2-5 PM EST, and you can register at worshipcircle.com/summit. Use the code SUMMIT10 to save $10! Hope to see you then! 😁
Cool kids. 😎
Last day of summer break sure is a HOT one. Had a blast exploring with @hardenmyfrench and these 3 crazy kids!
I am an artist and a songwriter, and I support the #musicmodernizationact as is. @sesac and @blackstone, PLEASE withdraw your amendment! Consider individuals and families over billion dollar companies.
Worship Leaders: if you are needing a time of rest and refreshing with like-minded people, join us for the Worship Circle Rest Retreat January 29-31. I am so looking forward to these days together. Come hang out with @christynockels @kimwalkersmith @paulbaloche @toddfields1 @jeremymriddle and me along with other lead worshippers and their spouses. Registration opens at 2 PM EST today. Details at worshipcircle.com/rest.
A few more from Saturday. 😊
What a weekend. Harvest, we love you. We're praying for you. We're cheering you on from Nashville. Thank you for making us feel so loved the last couple days. Driving back home with full hearts.
Halfway to Chicago with this crazy crew! SO PUMPED to see our Harvest family this weekend. Special Revival service tomorrow night...see my stories for details!
Crossing bridges. Navigating roads less traveled. Discerning the ways to take. Learning to quiet my heart and steal away to hear the only Voice that matters. Today I needed to take a walk somewhere silent and beautiful and just hand over my stuff to Jesus. When we don't know our place or purpose, rest assured we will find it in His presence. Every time. Lay your burdens at His feet today, friends. He's got you. He cares deeply about what's on your heart...because you're always on His. 💛
Heart explosion. ❤💥
Feeling really grateful that I get to link arms with amazing people like you see here...to stand together, hold each other up, be honest about the road life struggle, and celebrate what each one carries. In case you're wondering, those of us who get the privilege to write and play songs that come from vulnerable places deep within, we are not perfect. We don't have all the answers. Sometimes I wonder why God ever gave me any sort of platform at all because I see the magnitude of my weaknesses and wrestlings. All I know is I only want to honor Jesus and please His heart. I want people to encounter His presence when I open my mouth, on and off stage. I long to see people find hope and freedom beyond their current circumstances. And I know that to be true of these friends and so many others. I'm just really honored to serve in this capacity as long as God says to. And on the day He says, sit down, I will gladly obey and make room for others with nothing but a heart full of gratitude.
One of my favorite songs ever written released today. 🙌🏼