Praise Daily Blog

  • One Good Decision : An Honest Retrospective (0) August 13, 2013

    Do you love dance more than you love God? People often comment on how free and graceful I am when I minister in dance. These statements are ironic to me, because I grew up an extremely shy child, and while I loved and found a refuge in dance, I really hated being on stage. I always felt self conscious and on display. In fact, I still have most of those feelings every time I get ready to minister. Back then I would hide behind technique and imagine I was a faceless dancer, and while that got me pretty far in the dance world, I never really excelled. The thing I lacked? Passion! I was simply too afraid to lose my composure, too conscious of self to let any true part of me shine through, and I watched as people with less skill but more passion, get parts I could do in my sleep. But that all changed when I came into the world of praise dance. Things began to shift for me. I realized that…

    1. dancing was not something I was passionate about, it was something I was good at. Something I could lose my self in. Something I could do, without really thinking at all. and

    2. There was Some ONE I was very passionate about.

    Now this revelation was far from freeing. It actually made me even more conscious of myself. Until one day in a rehearsal, I saw someone pour out her whole heart to Him in dance. Unashamedly. And I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to me “it is a decision”. Four words that revolutionized my thinking.

    Now when I dance, I don’t lose myself in the music, I become fully conscious of Him. I pray for the congregants, their families, everybody really, with every move, every turn. And I hope that in my freedom someone else will too be free.

  • Matter of the Heart (0) August 12, 2013
    Matthew 6:20-22 (KJV)
    But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

    What is it that you focus on, on a regular basis? What thoughts consume your mind for the better part of each day. What are you giving your best to? What comes first in your life?

  • Praise (0) August 11, 2013

    Psalm 37:23

    The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
  • Choreography Collaborations (0) August 10, 2013

    While choreographing alone is convenient, efficient, fulfilling, and rewarding, there is something refreshing and stimulating in choreographic collaborations. The beauty is that it can be done with anyone. It also forces you to grow as various ideas and styles are being incorporated.

  • Faith Like Choreography (0) August 9, 2013

    It occurred to me during my morning prayer time, that faith is very much like choreography. Think about it. When you are choreographing a song, you don’t have all the steps completely laid out, there may be a general part or portion of the song that you know, but for the most part you keep moving with what you have, knowing the rest will come. Living a faith filled life in dedication to God is just like that. He will place pieces of vision within you. You won’t always know what every step is while you are going along, but as you keep stepping out in faith towards that next part that you do know, the rest of His plan comes into play. Lord help me to always have choreographing faith!

  • Morning Exhortation August 8, 2013 (0) August 8, 2013
    May the peace that surpasses all understanding guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. May you experience His love in a fresh new way, overflowing, and abundant.
  • Seven Day Challenge (0) August 7, 2013

    I recently made the statement that I can do anything for seven days, and immediately the Holy Spirit issued me a challenge. So as I am on this seven-day journey, I am inviting you to partake along with me. What will you do or don’t do for the next seven days? Dance for five minutes each day? Fast from TV or social media? Encourage someone? Come on and join me! Change begins in you.

    I am currently on Day 2 of my Raw Food cleanse, and I must say I feel pretty good. I will update you as the week goes by.

  • Morning Exhortation 8-6-2013 (0) August 6, 2013
    May you smile, with all the joy of the Lord filling you. May you laugh, embracing the fullness of life Jesus gave you. May you be at peace, in faith resting in Gods absolute love for you.
  • Praise Journal 8-5-13 (0) August 5, 2013

    There are truly so many things I am grateful for. That God has given me life to celebrate in fullness, for renewing my strength when I am weak, and causing health, wholeness and healing to spring forward in me.

    Psalm 8: 3-4 (Complete Jewish Bible)
    When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and stars that you set in place —
     what are mere mortals, that you concern yourself with them;
    humans, that you watch over them with such care?

    I praise God more day by day, for revealing Himself to me.

  • Praise (0) August 4, 2013
    Psalm 44:8
    In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.

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