Monday, January 3, 2011


When people ask me about my role at Cross Point, I often describe myself as the "Whip Cracker."

"Giddy up boys!"

"Design this graphic, film this video, update the ftp site!"

"Ya, Ya, YA!" :)

I make sure stuff get's done in our Creative Department. I do my best to keep us on track. 

But in 2011, I need some folks in my life to crack the whip at me!

Here are three areas that I want to continue to cultivate, change and pursue.

To invest. 2010 began the start of "Girls Night" with the female vocalists at Cross Point. Our next meeting is January 31st and I want to start the year off with a bang. I'm praying I will continue to invest in these talented women, helping them use their talents for God's Glory and change the negative attitudes and motives that can cause much damage to our hearts.

To know that I have enough. I love to shop. I love new things. I LOVE being creative in this way. But it's time for me to get a healthy perspective on this love. To set limits. I have MORE than enough clothes, accessories, shoes, make-up, & decorations for my house. I made sure my home was back to beautiful after the flood. But I keep hearing God say, "When will it be enough?"

To go to the Dominican Republic. Cross Point started a church in the Dominican years ago and now it is almost done! The church goes on 1-2 trips to the DR a year. Two years ago I wrote a note on Facebook about my trouble with fear and OCD. I said at that point that I wanted to go to the Dominican sometime soon. Recently, I was on Facebook and noticed my sweet friend Allyson post that she wanted to go to the DR. 

She is 15. 

She is my motivation to FINALLY commit to this trip. 

I'll be expecting lots of whip cracking this year so don't hold back. :) 

How can I pray for you? What is an area you would like to cultivate, change or pursue?


  1. Yea for you! And I love Allyson! I will be praying about the trip for BOTH of you! I plan on being at the "girls night out"! I really want to connect with this amazing group!! I too want to love more! I also plan on singing a lot more in 2011...I have taken too much time off and I love to do it!

  2. I'm gonna crack the whip on that DR trip, Miranda!!! It'll be a lot harder cuz I don't see you often anymore, but I'm gonna get ya haha. God's voice was quite loud on the DR trip for me, but Ryan was my earthly whip cracker. I have never once regretted my decision to go. I was scared out of my mind to go (so much that I did not sleep the night before because I was too busy crying!) and it was one of the most fulfilling, spiritual, chain-breaking experiences. I want SO much for you to have that. You've conquered so many other OCD fears and comfort-zone things. It's time to let go of this one and GO!! <3

  3. I reread this quite often. I am still amazed that I am your inspiration. You are beautiful in every way. I love you! And we will most defiantly be getting in touch about it all. Much Love!! :)

  4. I love that you are having a fellowship with the female vocalists at your church. I read so much about Crosspoint and I love that the people who serve/work there seem to genuinely have a passion and love for the vision there. I hope that one day my husband and I are able to visit, and if our dreams come true perhaps we'll even live there one day and be able to attend regularly .

    One of the things I need the whip cracked on is my determination and persistence to finish a worship album this year. As a mom of 2 little ones it is sometimes difficult to find time to write. And once I have that time I'd usually rather nap or just sit in the silence then intentionally write and spend time in Gods presence birthing new music.