Reunion with my BSSM and Bethel Healing Rooms family. So fun being the tour guide for the day. ❤️😎
@cmsparrow and @shell1411 , see you all in Australia for our special conference and ministry in 2019! 🔥🔥🔥
I love this song
Let go my soul and trust in him the waves and wind still know his name. Imagine that, meaning anything is possible with God.Greater is he that is in me than the one in the world. So in love. @bethelmusic #bethel# God'sDaughter#live#love#pursue
This memory popped up today from a year ago...I was leading one of my favorite songs, Extravagant by Bethel...and this line struck me right in my heart tonight. My voice is the one thing in all my health issues I’ve been most terrified about...not being able to swallow, believe it or not, has come second. And I realized I’ve been holding onto the fear of losing my voice...instead of surrendering it to God. So on my knees tonight...Jesus...it’s yours...no conditions. My voice has never been mine...every song, every breath, is for you...for the One who gave me my voice...if you choose to allow me to have it back, I will continue to praise you...if I never sing again...I will continue to praise you. Since the day I fell in love with you on Ava’s birthday, 14 years ago...Lord, my heart has been yours...”Here is all my love...it’s yours...no conditions.” Thank you Jesus, for loving me through every broken piece of me...Let Your Will be done! ❤️🙌 #jesus#noconditions#surrender#extravagant#bethel#iwillpraiseyou#isingforjesus#letyourwillbedone#worship#worshipleader#singer#pnw
I’m just gonna go ahead and leave this right here 👌🏻
I’ve posted this once before a while back, but I’m in this season of my life right now where this has become so much more real to me, the more I’m learning my worth all over again and remembering who I am underneath all the layers of build-up and junk I’ve accumulated from people and hurts and wounds throughout the years.
I used to be the girl who knew exactly what she wanted, exactly what she stood for, exactly what she wouldn’t tolerate, and was never afraid to throw up the ✌🏻 and jet if I needed to. Then I met Jesus. Somewhere in there my heart expanded for people, which is GREAT.... but I inherited that love for people before I learned the boundaries to protect myself in the process, and I never actually watched myself disappear in the midst of loving other people so well (and sometimes not so well), and fighting on their behalf... it just kind of... happened. Somewhere in there, I forgot to love MYSELF. I forgot to fight for ME.
So in the midst of this new season, where I’m really enjoying meeting myself all over again and being single and learning what I NEED, and who I AM, and what I actually do bring to the table in any setting or capacity (which is a whole lot 😉), the one thing I would definitely say to others around me - ESPECIALLY all the young girls at BSSM- is learn to know and love yourself FIRST... and you’ll never find yourself begging for anything ever again... you’ll just require it. Be fierce in your own skin. Be comfortable with exactly who you are. GROW. Mess up. Make mistakes. Grow some more! Give yourself GRACE. And then take a seat at that table, and watch who can’t help but come sit next to you because everything you naturally are, effortlessly, is everything they crave.
We recently met a girl in a strip club who kept saying how good it felt for people to visit the girls and love them without judgment. She shared about her experiences with people in the past, and it was healing for her to meet us.
We believe that this is the heart of God, who came not to “to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:17). Jesus intentionally befriended many prostituted women and tax collectors. When people who are trapped in darkness see real love for the first time, they will be hungry for more.
How #BossLady @major_jacks celebrates a renovation wrap 🍾 Millie’s coat circa 1920 found during house clean-out in *perfect* condition. Needless to say this item went in the Major Jacks Permanent Collection 🙄😂👩🎤 We’ve been busy house hunting 😱 so keep an eye on our Stories for shenanigans to come 🤪🔨❤️
There’s something about this guy that just makes me weak in the knees... & it’s not just because our story started off like a Nicholas Sparks novel. It’s because once the novelty of everything wore off... he was still who he said he would be.
Jay & I technically knew of each other for years. But we never knew each other. He was a boy’s boy. Actually... *my man’s* man. I’m serious. He was one of my husband’s best buddies. But... for whatever reason (( call it coincidence if you want... I’ll call it divine intervention )), the three of us just never hung out.
When my best friend & husband, Nick, passed away from cancer at 27 years old, just 12 days after Christmas 2013... I was devastated. Words quite literally cannot describe the pain. A widowed single mom with a 9 month old baby girl at the age of 26, I was literally living my worst nightmare.
Fast forward 18 months & throw in:
#1 - an incurable autoimmune disease (which I was diagnosed with only after seeing doctors for strange symptoms for over 8 years)...
#2 - two major moves across the country from coast to coast & back again...
#3 - a spiritual journey unlike any other where I stripped my faith down to nothing, in order to build it back up on TRUTH instead of hope... #4 - an eventual desire to LIVE life again & really show up...
PLUS a few thousand diapers.
&&& you’d find me renting a house in Seattle with my 2.5 year old daughter Austyn, who refused to put on pants, laughed louder than anyone I know, & had her fathers eyes.
I wasn’t searching for a relationship at all by that point. In fact, I was just trying to find a church that saw God the way I saw Him now... but, that was when Jay, entirely unexpectedly & absolutely irrevocably, entered into my life.
Things would never be the same.
Our relationship was NOT perfect. Still isn’t. Every chapter doesn’t read like a sappy fairytale by any means, but... I love the hard parts of it just as much. Because, at the end of the day, at the end of every hard thing, he’s there fighting for me. Lifting me up. Being daddy to Nick & I’s little love & now daddy to our second little one. He’s here on my good days. (Contin below)
Praise - the Series
This is a series not a collection. It will have multiple editions closing out 2018 and beginning 2019. This will also take place of a Christmas Collection.
We want to close out this year Praising Him for what he has done this year and Praise him more for how much we hope for in the future.
Greetings Choir Members, Musicians, Spouses, Family Members and Friends of Bethel AME Church Music Ministry, we cordially invite you to join in our Christmas Fellowship. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30PM at Ms. Margaret’s Soul Food Restaurant & Catering located at 501 Church Street/ Hwy. 501 W, Conway, SC 29526. The prices for the Buffet Dinner are:
Adults $10.99 (drink not included) and Youth 0-11 $4.99(includes drink). We look forward to a grand fellowship and more events to come. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, The Bethel AMEC-Conway, SC Music Ministry
Rev. William C. Miller, Pastor
Min. Verneda Brown & Min. Cedric Blain-Spain, Ministers of Music
Bro. Ronald McQueen, Choirs President