December 04, 2015

It's Tomorrow

There is just one more day before the Pour the Oil Worship Conference. It's TOMORROW, Saturday December 5th. 

It will benefit worship leaders, worship teams, choirs, musicians, church leaders or anyone desiring to take their worship to another level. If you haven't registered yet go to today. 

Virgil Straford starts us off with a teaching on the importance of the minstrel in worship, then Benita Washington will teach and impart on worship. We end with a worship experience (concert) that you won't want to miss. Register today.

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November 12, 2015

It Is Going to be EPIC

Pour the Oil Worship Conference. It is going to be EPIC. 
Registrations are continuing to come in. Have you registered yet? Visit to secure your spot.
Come join us at this one day conference with three power packed sessions. Our special guest is BENITA WASHINGTON. Don't miss it. Something GREAT is in store. ‪

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November 10, 2015

I Can't Stand It!

I cannot contain this joy found in praise and worship. It's so great, I can't stand it. I have to sing and shout and share. God is good. He pours into you so you can pour into others. Get to the point where you just can't stand it, so someone else will benefit from your overflow. 
I believe that's what this lady is doing. Benita Washington, a gracious woman of honor, will be our special guest at the 2015 Pour the Oil Worship Conference. Please come experience her ministry on December 5th at Resurrection Life Family Worship Center, Inc 405 Ixoria Avenue Fort Pierce. Register now until December 4th at You don't want to miss this.

October 29, 2015

My Passion

Worship is my passion. 

I am often asked, "What do I need to do to sing with an anointing? or "How do I get an anointing?" My heart was especially touched, though, when one lady said, "I want your anointing." God used that simple statement to stir my heart to help those who desire to worship, minister, or simply live a life that is truly anointed by the Holy Spirit.  I can only speak to this because I have fumbled, mumbled and stumbled until I found truth. 

We can all live anointed lives and serve from a place of spiritual power.  To do this we must understand why we lack the anointing and determine how to gain it. An examination of my life exposed hindrances and tools which impacted my journey to the power. Those truths provided the seed of the Pour the Oil series which has now grown to a vision of five books (two have already been published). 

The desire to help others birthed purpose, and the execution of purpose (writing Pour the Oil) changed me. Most amazing were the revelations in the writing process. They irrevocably transformed my heart. Many of the contaminants God exposed were eye openers. Even the exposition of some tools and how they should be used blew my mind. His revelations provided a spiritual awakening. In 2 Timothy 1:6 Paul reminds us to "Stir up the gift." I was stirred, vigorously. 

I didn't realize how much my heart could take and what that meant. There was more (in me) for God to take apart, reorder, replenish and reassemble. I was humbled to a point of persistent worship. God is bigger, wiser, stronger, and He knows just what we need. I am grateful that I am not the same, and my journey continues. One thing which hasn't changed, worship is my passion, and I am pursuing God - relentlessly.

October 24, 2015

How Are You Living?

"What matters is not the duration of your life, but the donation of it. Not how long you lived, but how you lived. You are going to give your life for something. What will it be—a career, a sport, a hobby, fame, wealth? None of these will have lasting significance. Service is the pathway to real significance. It is through ministry that we discover the meaning of our lives. The Bible says, "Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body" (Romans 12:5 Msg) - Rick Warren.

Those words struck a deep chord as I sat in a memorial service where I'd been asked to sing. As I listened to the tributes being offered, I thought, "Wow. What a life." It wasn't perfect, but it was enviable. We were celebrating a man who had great vision and lived every moment positively impacting the lives of others. He was fearless in his expression of faith and boldly shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone he could. Many said he'd left this earth too soon, but the way he lived and what he'd accomplished seemed like the product of many lifetimes. He was committed, and passionate. Purpose drove him.

Myles Munroe said, "Die empty." Leave nothing you are purposed to do undone. I find myself on a journey of epic proportions. Not just serving, worshiping, or teaching our youth, but writing and publishing books as well as promoting my first worship conference. It sometimes seems surreal. Mainly because I am just a vessel. I have to rely on God every step of the way.

One thing is clear, a God-given vision is never accomplished without God. It is larger than life. You face doubt. You battle fears, yet giving up is not an option. I have decided to live on purpose, to die empty. This resolve allows me to keep moving in spite of uncertainty. Fear becomes motivation, not discouragement or prevention. Whatever you are destined to do, do it scared. Don't stop. That's when you're living? That's how you live.

October 10, 2015

Pour the Oil Worship Conference

Now is the time for the power of God’s anointing to saturate His people, and spread His glory throughout the earth. Are you hungry for His presence? Would you like to enter into a consistent lifestyle of deeper worship? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Pour the Oil Worship Conference is for you. It will take worship leaders, worship teams and members of the congregation to another level.

Our special guest presenter and music minister is Mrs. Benita Washington who serves as worship leader at Mt. Zion Church in Nashville, TN, (Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III, Senior Pastor). Mrs. Washington has been supporting the ministries of Cece Winans and Donnie McClurkin for many years as a background vocalist, and was a featured artist on Winan's national Throne Room tour in 2005. Her following grew as she evolved into the world’s most recognized internet worship leader. She mentors and trains worship leaders and worship teams across the country. On December 5th, Ms. Washington will be in Fort Pierce sharing her experiences, ministry and a life changing teaching on worship. 

We would love to see you there, Resurrection Life Family Worship Center, 405 Ixoria Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982. There are giveaways for early registration.

Get in the move. A new dimension of worship awaits. Now is the time to rise. Now is the time to worship. Purchase Your Ticket at

October 06, 2015

...But It's Too Hard

But, it's too hard God. How many times have you said this when you could not see the way forward? I can't do it - your cry when you feel the weight of purpose. I quit - when finances dwindle. God, are you sure you want me to do this? 

I want to encourage you today. Don't give up. Dreams never die. Decide to bring them to life.
Write a plan. Create a vision board. See yourself living your dreams, and begin moving toward them one step at a time.

You were created with purpose, for a purpose. Do something.  Don't die with unrealized goals - live. Yes, it is hard, but you can do it.

September 15, 2015

Constant Companions

Sweet words,
Constant companions.
They calm or stir,
force guilt,
or joy,
peace, anger -
Sweet words,
Constant companions.

Craftily woven
they create a
tapestry which
bends the ear and
draws the heart
unraveling tales,
Sweet words,
Constant companions.

Can I live
without them?
This I'll never know
When I wake up
or go to bed
They're always there
breathing, new life
Like Bible verses
truth rings clear -
Sweet words,
Constant companions.
I'll never let them go.

September 09, 2015

No Other Choice

I juggle daily.

When will I be able to get back to my manuscript? It is on my calendar, yet I struggle. Many writers understand this challenge. We have full time jobs, families and writing goals, among other things. The to do lists grow by the minute. To consistently persist until writing goals are reached is a constant choice. The journey from start to finish requires successful time management - and resolve.

The first thing which keeps me sane and moving is the fact that writing is my calling. The second, it is a passion that drives me. I will never give up, and I will become artful at making time. I have no other choice.

June 30, 2015



Ah, it does offend you
that I celebrate my grays,
refuse to malign
or demonstrate
unpleasant ways?

Ah, and it offends you
that  I seem to take
a stand,
with my silence
as you whisper,
"Did you hear...?"
throughout the land.

And  you are also upset
that I don't compare
but celebrate
your "you nique" or
would even try to

Please - don't be offended.
Everyone has their
own gift.
that lend themselves
to culture,
unity, not rifts.

You have value,
I have value.
Can we all just
get along?
Together we
are a  unit,
fiercely relevant
and strong.

April 06, 2015

The Best Gift Ever!

I published my first book a few months ago, titled Pour the Oil. It feels great, and though the process had many challenges; I would not change anything about it. 

When I first began writing, it was amazing. There was an easy, continuous flow. I needed a tape recorder when I was driving, and ample sheets of paper and pen handy at all times.  Words flowed at a rate which created exhilaration.  It almost felt like someone else was having the experience. 

I kept thinking, "This is happening; I am really writing a book." As the writing progressed, I thought, "This is work. This is hard," but no matter how battered my spirit felt from the emotional journey, I kept going. It was an assignment from God. As relevant truths were revealed in the words I penned, I felt myself going through a transformation. 

Writing is not for the faint-hearted. You have to be completely committed to your work. Without that commitment, you wind up with unfinished manuscripts. There came a point when it seemed like the journey was a daily uphill climb, fighting for time and space; yet I could not still my mind. It took fourteen months to complete the first draft of Pour the Oil, and another seven months before I was done with editing, cover design, manuscript formatting and publication. I healed, I learned, I understood, I grew. 

The rewrite process was an eye opener. By the second draft I'd shaved more than twenty thousand words from the manuscript and another few thousand by the third draft. When my Editor was done, there was still more shaving to do. I never felt like giving up, but I felt every bit of the effort required to get to the finish line.

The process was my best gift. I also benefited mentally, spiritually and emotionally.  I am looking forward to more growth as I continue to live this arduous and fulfilling journey as a writer. Be encouraged. Don't give up in the process. Your best gift is on its way.