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Had the privilege to speak @ Common Ground to the High Schoolers about life, business and music. There is so much potential and blessed talent in the city #salute to Vy Moon for inviting me out to speak to his class. #cgmlife #giveback

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NOTHING TOO HARD for God! #worship

One of the reasons outside of the Lord guiding us on where to live specifically in our hood- we chose our area due to the large number of children we would see outside hanging out on the streets. Big number of idle kids and drug dealers =trouble. God called his people to come live and become apart of the fabric of the community in efforts of rebuilding it.(and learning from those here) Haven’t had a day of regret. We in this for the long haul. #snapshotsofmyhood #day4 #cgmlife #neighbors #community #washingtonpark

Our HOPE is not the kids we minister to- our hope is in Jesus and we TRUST that He will raise these babies up to be godly young men and women in their hood. Already at a young age their changing their culture, homes and statistics! #cgmlife #pictureministry #justice #redemption #oaksofrighteousness #prophecy #truth #Jesus #faith

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called OAKS of RIGHTEOUSNESS , a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They WILL REBUILD the ancient ruins and RESTORE the places long devastated; they will RENEW the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.-Isaiah 61:1, 3, 4

“We stand at a divide. White evangelicals’ cultural tools and racial isolation direct them to see the world individualistically and as a series of discrete incidents. They also direct them to desire a color-blind society. Black evangelicals tend to see the racial world very differently. Ironically, evangelicalism’s cultural tools lead people in different social and geographical realities to assess the race problem in divergent and nonreconciliatory ways. This large gulf in understanding is perhaps part of the race problem’s core, and most certainly contributes to the entrenchment of the racialized society.” – (p.91)

“Our kingdom of self can masquerade as the kingdom of God”- Paul Tripp
Sin makes it difficult for us to keep our focus on The Lord and what He wants for us-instead we are drawn to satisfy our own flesh. Learning how to admit you have a problem (sin) is the beginning of FREEDOM. This year at @cgmlife purity ball, we’re celebrating what it means to truly “unmask” ourselves and say NO to ungodliness and wordly passions, encouraging one another to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. We covet your prayers over our kids. #cgmlife #purityball2013 #masquerade #sinisdecieving #freedom #keepnit100 #washingtonpark #hopeforthnextgeneration #Jesus #holyspirithelp @missgreene101

Sweet Home Washington Park

I remember when we first moved into our neighborhood and began removations on our house. What use to be a trap house, is what we now call home. God’s always in the business of making crooked things beautiful.

My husband met a couple of young boys from the community and immediately bonded with them. Those boys helped tear down walls, pull up carpet, clean out junk all in efforts to help us build a home here. We were committed to the hood for the long haul. We started our first summer camp and some of those boys were apart of it. Rough edges, harden hearts, broken homes. It was obvious that if The Lord didnt intervene in their lives death or prison was the only outcome. Getting kicked out of school and being forced to attend a behavioral program to help change things is not the answer. Long hours of psychologized counseling won’t help. Medication will NOT fix any of the brokeness we witness on a daily. If the Holy Spirit isn’t living and active in the life of a person change isn’t coming.

About a week ago, one of those young men finally did what we feared, yet sadly expected would happen if the Lord didn’t intervene. Just turning 18, he murdered another young man in our community who by Gods grace heard the gospel and had begun submit to Jesus in efforts of changing his life.

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. -Romans 8:22

My heart breaks, I’m sadden and hate things ended in this way.
Our community is shaken and many are holding their sons tight, praying that they aren’t next to pull the trigger or have the trigger pulled on them.

We desperately need Jesus. Our only HOPE of redemption, our ONLY refuge in the time of a storm.
We know fatherlessness plays a HUGE role in this. Lack of godly men, manly men play a part in the recent out burst of crimes in my hood and many others. Broken family structure all play a role in the crime of our cities. It’s always been the enemy’s number one attack from the jump!

My hope today and prayer is to sit on the promise of God that says He will He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents.(Mal.4:6) ultimately returning all those who are willing to repent to the hands of the Savior that is to come. Bringing salvation, reconciliation, peace and godliness to our families.

I pray! Oh!! how I pray we don’t witness the latter part of that verse…..

…or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”

Lord may it never be!

Marantha!!!

Nov2 -#Washintonpark #Montgomery .Inner City Block Party!! Our prayer is that our “streets” would no longer be dead or blind but become ALIVE through the power and work of God as the body of Christ serve, love and be a representation of Gods kingdom in our city!! 12:30-2pm fellowship and Bar B-Que! Concert begins at 2pm!! Free Event!! Come out!! #cityalivewashingtonpark #cgmlife #strongtowerawp #genesislounge #hiphop #evangelism #innercityministry #thisl #json #Jesus (at Common Ground)

ALL the kids call him and know him as ‘uncle Irving’. This Christian man came into our lives after hearing about #cgmlife while incarcerated. He loves the Lord ya’ll!! He got out, found our ministry, left the street life alone and served along side of us for a couple of years! He wanted to see his redeemed and give back! Now he’s engaged to be married and leaving a godly example behind to all the kids in the hood where he was known to do dirty work. We’re getting more excited as his wedding day approaches!! We love you Uncle Irving! Rejoice with us! It’s going down Aug17th! #irvingbabey #urbanministry #redemption #1000gifts

With joy I announce to you Unique1t4.4 !! All items are hand made and beautifully packaged by the #cgmlife middle school girls. Go over to Facebook and like their page and learn more info on how you can support them. All proceeds go back to these girls! We’re so proud of them! Spread the word!! #unique1t4 #urbanministry #empowerment #talented #Godsdesign #madeinHisimage