Never Alone

Standing on this mountaintop Looking just how far we've come Knowing that for every step You were with us Kneeling on this battle ground Seeing just how much You've done Knowing every victory Is Your power in us Scars and struggles on the way But with joy our hearts can say Yes, our hearts can say Never once did we ever walk alone Never once did You leave us on our own You are faithful, God, You are faithful "Never Once" by Matt Redman Yesterday morning as I drove to work, I cranked the volume on the praise & worship music.  My best times with God are in my 20 minute drive to work...just me & Him.  The above song began to play.  Have you heard it?  Powerful stuff.  Our worship team at  Victory Church ,  Warr Acres , sings it often.   I love it.   Even though I've heard it and sung it many times, yesterday it just really REALLY sunk in. As I listened to the words and thought of all of the valleys & battles

Stop Comparing & Be You!

Romans 12:4-6 (MSG) In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we're talking about is Christ's body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn't amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ's body, let's just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren't. A few days ago during my quiet time I read this passage of scripture and it really jumped off the page to me.  I've read this passage many times before, but never in The Message version.   I love the entire chapter of Romans 12, but I want to focus on these few verses in this post today. What is my purpose? 

Hello...It's Been Awhile!

Hello friends!  My blog has been severely neglected the last 6 months.  We moved to Oklahoma City in October to be the Campus Pastor's at Victory Church OKC and to say it has been crazy has been an understatement.  It has been a wild ride, but such an amazing one!!  There is nothing like being smack dab in the middle of God's will.  We LOVE LOVE LOVE it here & I'm absolutely blown away at what God is doing.  He is so faithful.  I just returned from an incredible weekend at Pink Impact at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX and while I was there God reminded me about this blog.  So, I'm back!  I don't have much time today, but I've made a commitment to myself and Him that I will be more faithful to writing.  I look forward to sharing with you what God has been doing in our lives, as well as anything He lays upon my heart to share.  Talk to you soon!! Much love.

Do Not Worry

Earlier this year I attended Pink Impact at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX with my mom, my dear friend & her mother in law.  It was a 4 day getaway for me to just be & receive. I needed it desperately, because it was just a few months prior that Mel told me that he knew that he knew that the Lord would be transitioning us soon to more of a lead pastor role.  As you know by my previous post , I was a little resistant at first. :)  I was doing my best to trust that Mel had heard from God and even though I knew in my spirit that he had...I was just consumed with worry.   I was worried about where the Lord would move us. I was worried about when He would move us.  I was worried about making the wrong decision. I was worried about moving my girls to a different school. I was worried about leaving the people we had grown to love so much here in Enid. I was worried about finances.  I was WORRIED. You get the picture.  During one of the sessions of the conference there was a

The Masengale's Have News!

NO, I am NOT pregnant! :) Our family is actually moving to OKC to be Campus Pastors of the main campus in OKC (or Warr Acres) of Victory Church !  This decision has come after MUCH prayer, fasting (and tears). Back in January of this year Mel & I did a 21 day fast to pray for our family, church, etc.  During that time Mel came to me and told me that the Lord had spoke to him very clearly that He was calling him to more of a lead pastor role.  I'd like to say that I received that news well, but I'll be honest...I was a little stubborn and initially resisted that news.  We had really settled into life here & I had gotten very comfortable in my role here in Enid. The people here have become some of our dearest friends and more  The most difficult part of ministry for me is getting attached to people & then having to leave.  I also REALLY hate moving!! We had our women's conference, Illuminate, shortly after the fast and God used Lisa Bev

Resolution Revolution Book Club

  Yesterday morning I was sipping my coffee and catching up on tweets on Twitter {you know, doing the important stuff}.  A tweet popped up from Priscilla Shirer that caught my eye.  She was announcing her Resolution Revolution Book Club & it was starting in 10 minutes.  I really had no clue what it was about, but I knew if Priscilla was doing it, then I wanted to be a part of it.  Side note: If you've never participated in one of Priscilla's Bible Studies, heard her speak or read her books...let me tell you, you are missing out! The first time I heard her I thought "oh my word! she is me, I am her"...she read my mail.  I identify with so many things she says {I'm convinced we are soul sisters}. She is a Bible teacher, a mom, a wife...she is the real deal! Okay now that you know my thoughts about Priscilla, back to the Book Club! I quickly visited her site to read up on what this book club was all about, downloaded the book &qu

Mini-Makeover Challenge

For all of you Pastors, Pastor's Wives & Women in Ministry out there, this is a very cool opportunity to bless a family in your community with a $2500 mini-makeover for their home! Leading & Loving It is teaming up with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for this Mini Makeover Challenge !     You have until Monday, September 19, 2011 noon PST to submit your idea & profile of the family you want to help.   For those of you here in Enid, I would love to see PINK {Enid First Women} be the ones to win this for a family here locally! For over a year now we have been dreaming of an opportunity to be able to make a home makeover happen for someone in need & I believe this could be it!! Let's seize this opportunity so that we can BE THE LOVE to a family in our community.