30 Bloggers in 30 Days: $30,000 for Water

What if THIS was the only water you had to drink. Would you drink it? Would you give it to your children, knowing that it will probably make them sick, but without it they will die. It’s raining outside in Broken Arrow right now. My ground is parched and some of my plants have died and…

Women of Faith: Tulsa Oklahoma, Imagine Tour

 Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Real Women Real Life Real Hope I can…

No Baggage Section Please

I love the stillness of private worship before corporate worship begins on Sundays. While visiting a church across town, I quietly sit in what is probably someone else’s pew, close my eyes and drink in the solitude and peace. My spirit is content, and I say a prayer. “Thank you Lord for this church. The sermons are wonderful….

Ablaze Church Update Nov 2 2009

There are days when I wish we all read the same Websters Dictionary. Words are becoming too interchangeable  and it is easy to miss a point and lose your audience.  I’m especially aware of it now that I’ve returned from a speaker’s conference. The “but I know what I meant” doesn’t cut it. I need to make sure…

Ablaze Church Update — September 28, 2009

Welcome to our weekly update. Helping everyone keep up with what’s new at Ablaze isn’t always easy. The most difficult aspect of that is finding time to report. We have many wonderful things going on right now. The best is our home congregation, OSL, voted to allow $15,000 that was reserved for a land purchase…

Ablaze Mission Start Broken Arrow 9/15/09

Our core team had a group meeting last week, and then a board meeting this week.  Ablaze Church is still running strong, and we are facing some very real blessings that are driving new needs. Having a mobile church is taking it’s toll on our people and our equipment. Moving things in and out of…

Ablaze Church Post for August 31 2009

There is an emergency team meeting tonight, with several key members of our mission team. I will not be posting an Ablaze post this week. There are many things to be worked through, and prayed over. Please keep our Mission Start in your prayers while we try to discern the voice of God from our…

Ablaze Church LCMS Keeps on Ticking

“Pastor, I don’t feel comfortable with all of these new people coming to our church. I mean just look at them. They aren’t like us.” — Real Quote from a real Elder to a real pastor. What was he complaining about; the 300 + new members that joined the church from 1991-1994 ish. My husband and…

Ablaze Church Block Party

Well, it’s official – our second annual block party / neighborhood festival was a huge hit in the neighborhood. We had great entertainment and worship from Halo Jordan, Rhema’s Axis Band, Zion’s Fire, as well as Christian Comedians Michele VanDusen and myself.  Yes, I do stand up comedy and no that isn’t anything new, I’ve…

Food Drive For Broken Arrow Neighbors (Ablaze Church)

I’m a day late with my post and I know it. I just wanted to tell everyone that this Saturday, Ablaze Church will be hosting a food drive and fall festival for Broken Arrow Neighbors. Please join us at Liberty Elementary Saturday afternoon for great music, comedy, and a wonderful gospel message.

Free In Christ at Ablaze Church

I had a different post here this morning, and word press ate it when I hit the publish button. I was angry at first, and then I realized, maybe my original post was crap. Maybe I needed to re-write it. That happens, even to me. Some times I choose the safe route to protect my heart….

Ablaze Church Updates July 20, 2009

I know it has been a while since I’ve posted any updates on our mission start being sponsored by the Lutheran Church of Our Savior. It is not that we haven’t been doing anything, it’s that we’ve been doing so much that I have not been able to post. I love the looks I get…