Monday, February 23, 2015

Just Praise Dance!

It's been almost a year since I have last posted anything on this blog. There have been many trials and victories taken place.

I gave birth to a healthy baby girl in November, who is taking up a lot more of my time these days.

I wanted to blog a personal message to those that find this website. I thank you for stopping by, reading and sharing. Thank you for all of the comments and messages.

I pray that this site gives you a good start in the right direction for your dance ministry. Even if you are new, there is a wealth of information here waiting for you. I pray that you find the passion for the Lord and I pray that your passion exudes in your dance before HIM.

Remember, that every movement does not have to be interpreted. Just feel the music and dance.

My husband and I are going full force in ministry now. Also, we are starting a t-shirt company and are in the testing phases. We are creating fun wearable Bible verses, uplifting messages, and I will be creating praise dance t-shirts for all the praise dance enthusiasts. Here is the first shirt that I have created. I will be creating more. This shirt is available for purchase at Just Praise Dance 

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Spirit of Esther (Hadassah), Purity, and Marriage

Hadassah, Queen Esther, was chosen by God to save the people of Israel. It is a story that has brought many tears to my eyes while reading, discussing the book of Esther, or even watching One Night With the King. Her sacrifice is exemplary for all women, and poignant for women praise dancers. Her purity and obedience put her in the presence of a king, ultimately saving her people.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What is True Worship

How many times have you heard someone say that God wants true worship, or I am a true worshiper? Well, I have heard it plenty of times. While we know that God wants to be worshiped; and He is seeking those that will worship Him in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24), we must have a true understanding of true worship.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Mender of Broken Hearts

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

On February 10, 2014, my husband and I sat down to watch an episode of It's Supernatural by Sid Roth. Watching this show on Monday nights have been a tradition in my home since my husband and I married. There have been episodes that I have loved and others that left me with a lot of questions. However, this one episode on how to heal a broken heart spoke directly to my husband and I. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Miriam: Movement and the Exodus

Imagine being an enslaved nation for 400 years with the promise of a deliverer coming to take you to a promised land. Whenever people are oppressed or in bondage for long periods of time, they become complacent in the idea of being enslaved. Their mindset is to serve whatever master is driving them. Freedom, for them, can be hard to comprehend.

Monday, February 3, 2014

I Will Bless the Lord

Grab your copy of the book today I Will Bless the Lord, 28 Days of Praise and Worship

I never thought that I would write a praise and worship devotional. I really enjoy worshiping and praising the Lord through dance, but I thought my first book would be about dance. Even though I always knew that I would author a book, the journey to writing this devotional was very interesting. It started off as a simple idea of wanting to share scriptures from the book of Psalm that were relative to praise and worship. However, the Holy Spirit began to guide me as I researched. It was supposed to be a blog post, but it turned into a book. I felt a pull to have this as a book. It's not just for dancers, but for the Body of Christ.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Leave Your Gifts at the Altar

"Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift." Matthew 5:23-24 

Dance as a ministry cannot be taken lightly. We use our bodies, the temple of the Holy Spirit, to minister before our congregations. We may have everything right going for our ministries. We may selected an anointed song to minister to. We may have on a beautiful garment that corresponds with the song. We may understand the meaning of our movements or trained at the best dance school. However, if we are offended by any one, or if we feel that we offended someone the Bible clearly states that we have to go to that person and make it right.