Mon Coeur Moments

So, if you know me at all, you know I don't do tears.  I seriously despise crying.  What's worse than crying.......crying in public!  But, tonight, I KNOW the water works are inevitable and here's why:

About ten years ago, I began having "God visions" of a multi cultural, contemporary church in Grady, Alabama.  I say it like that because I never want to claim these ideas/dreams as my own.  They are without a doubt straight from Him!   These visions included a place where ALL are welcome!  No matter what kind of clothes you wear, no matter what color your skin is, no matter if you are a cowboy that still has cow poo on your boots or a teenager with your cap on backwards, no matter if you drive up in a beat up truck or a shiny new Lexus, no matter if you're the person that's got it all together or you are someone who is hanging on by a thread, no matter if you have grey hair or pink hair.  A place where if God is doing big things in your life and you want to jump and down about it, it's totally ok.  A place where if you are someone that is struggling, you are loved on and not just stared at.  A place where people are told that becoming a Christian is not about a list of do's and don'ts but that it's about GRACE.  A place where the man made religion is non existent.  A place where the only common denominator required is JESUS!  For my simple mind, this meant starting a church from the ground up.  Things like finding a building, finding a pastor, etc, etc.  And for years, I did this type of searching.  But God is so crafty, so creative, so ingenious and praise Him that His ways are better than mine.  He has placed my family in a church that share these ideas.  Together tonight, we will host our first monthly contemporary service at The Barn at Pisgah Hill.  I can't even handle the profoundness of that statement and of course I am crying already.  It's going to be a long, fabulous, tearful day.  If you join us tonight, please excuse my completely out of character demeanor and my lack of mascara.  

Posted on September 18, 2014 and filed under Mon Coeur Moments.