The Church is...
by Rachel Burnham on April 15th, 2024
A couple of weeks ago, Beau described something called the redemptive lift.. It is defined as a phenomenon that happens when the Gospel enters the lives of people in a community and then changes the spiritual, social and economic climate of that place. When the Gospel of the Kingdom is preached and lived, it transforms everything. Depending on which study you find, Mississippi ties with Alabama fo...  Read More
Courage with Him
by Rachel Burnham on April 7th, 2024
”Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”“   Joshua‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ ‭I love this verse. The Lord has brought this to my attention many times right when I needed it throughout the years. In it's context, The Lord is speaking to Joshua about taking over the role of leading the people of Israel into the promised la...  Read More
Think about such things..
by Ash Hammack on February 24th, 2024
I used to be really into the HGTV channel/home improvement network. Just ask my husband ;) I love that in a 30 minute episode a totally dilapidated home becomes beautiful and brand new! Ahhh if only that was real life. Anyway... back when everyone was stuck at home for weeks, I was inspired by all the ideas. I would pretty consistently share these ideas with Beau.  I became particularly fixated on...  Read More
Words for the Vineyard - Removal of Illusions
by Rachel Burnham on February 6th, 2024
When I first realized that we could have a living, real relationship with the Holy Spirit and that He would speak to us, I woke up early every morning to ask God three questions as I read the Bible:  Read More
Words for the Vineyard - Mothering and Fathering
by Rachel Burnham on January 20th, 2024
God desires His whole family. Or His family whole. And He's placed on our house the joy of being fathers and mothers made in His image. And oh what a beautiful house full we have here!  Read More
Words for the Vineyard - Leading from Behind
by Ash Hammack on January 11th, 2024
Jesus didn't lord over the people His rulership and commands although He had every right to. He didn't use force or impressive, coercive speech. He didn't bribe or make faulty deals. He shared His words of life with all that would freely listen and receive. He sacrificed so many ways but one was that He modeled humbling Himself in complete obedience and honor to His Father and the ones that he was given. He showed honor to the most unlikely characters during his ministry. He has certainly continued this pattern for thousands of years! The proof of that is the person on the other side of this screen being called by His voice into this amazing journey of following Him.  Read More
Words for the Vineyard - Back to the Basics
by Rachel Burnham on December 17th, 2023
We have basic needs and core practices to grow in our experience with God and abiding life with Jesus. The beautiful reality is when we come to our Father with a need, He is delighted to meet them.  Read More
Words for the Vineyard - Fire
by Rachel Burnham on December 7th, 2023
When the Gospel hits a heart with the understanding of truth and revelation of who Jesus is, what He's done and who we are in Him, we are lit on fire A new joy is birthed in our innermost being by His Spirit coming alive in us. We have a holy fire in our bellies  Read More
Words for the Vineyard - Pioneering
by Rachel Burnham on November 29th, 2023
We like fast food, faster check out lines and don't you dare get in the left lane if you're not going to put that pedal down! But what if the Lord is asking us to be pioneers of a different way of living and existing? With the world pumping out "produce more and faster", we are called to pioneer resting in Christ and letting Him do the producing through us.  Read More
Words for the Vineyard - Old & New
by Rachel Burnham on November 22nd, 2023
Jonathan Edwards, an American revivalist in the 1700s, once said, "The task of every generation is to discover the direction in which the Sovereign Redeemer is moving, and then to move in that direction.” We desire to be a people who actively follow our Living God day by day. Lord, let Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Read More
Words for the Vineyard - Interdependence of the Team
by Rachel Burnham on November 9th, 2023
The real issue begins when we start to rely on ourselves completely and ultimately exalt ourselves as the god of our lives. This kind of independence can lead to loneliness, depression, anxiety, bitterness, stress and so many more negative health effects. Our physical bodies become sick and weak under this kind of pressure. You were never meant to carry it all alone.  Read More
Words for the Vineyard - Training For Battle
by Rachel Burnham on November 1st, 2023
According to the scriptures, we are in a battle. There's an all-out war for our soul's affection and devotion. "If you don't think you're in a battle, that means you're already losing."  Read More