Posts by Erin Wallace

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Vineyard Distinctives: A Worshiping Community

by Erin Wallace

Thus far in this series on Vineyard Distinctives we’ve covered The Already and the Not Yet, Everyone Gets to Play, The Main and the Plain and Come, Holy Spirit. This week’s distinctive is that here in the Vineyard Church we are A Worshiping Community. In the past, a lot of the hymns that were sung […]

Vineyard Distinctives: Come, Holy Spirit

by Erin Wallace

In the past weeks we’ve covered The Already and the Not Yet, Everyone Gets to Play, and The Main and the Plain. This week I’m going to be talking about Come, Holy Spirit, our invitation to the Holy Spirit in all that we do. The following is from Vineyard USA’s website: “In the Vineyard we […]

Vineyard Distinctives: The Main and The Plain

by Erin Wallace

This week’s Vineyard distinctive is one that John Wimber referred to as The Main and the Plain. The main & the plain has a crucial application in “defining” us. If the main & plain means sticking with the main things that are taught in scripture, and the things that are plainly taught in scripture, they […]

Vineyard Distinctives: The Already and the Not Yet

by Erin Wallace

As we continue our series on Vineyard Distinctives, we study the concept of The Already and the Not Yet. The Kingdom Not Yet While the kingdom of God was breaking into the world through Jesus, all human suffering, pain, and difficulty did not disappear. In fact, it still remains with us to this day. For […]

Vineyard Distinctives: Everybody Gets to Play

by Erin Wallace

Have you ever wondered what makes The Vineyard different from other churches? Have you ever been asked, “What do you guys believe,” and beyond talking about Jesus and the bible, not known what to say? I know that feeling. I grew up in the Methodist Church and Nazarene Church (my mom and dad’s churches, respectively) […]

These are the days: Godly Mothering

by Erin Wallace

These are the days! (Ecclesiastes 9:7-12) Mothering is a stressful job. There’s just no way around that. It’s physically demanding, and it takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotions. The kicker is that while we’re doing it we’re expected to carry out an endless number of additional roles: Wife, daughter, friend, church member, […]

He will quiet you with his love

by Erin Wallace

I was reading verses about God’s love on the internet yesterday and I came across this one:   The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. – Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV   A little background: […]

It’s Lent and I am Self-Indulgent

by Erin Wallace

Week two of Lent, and it’s getting easier.  I did have a Thursday breakdown last week (a migraine and dizziness led to one Werther’s, which then turned into ten), but since that day I seem to crave the things that I’ve given up a little less.  And the big thing is that I feel less […]

It’s Lent and I am Grumpy

by Erin Wallace

It’s lent and I am grumpy. I’ve learned that without sweets and fast food, I turn into a grumpy beast, especially when my husband brings home extra chocolaty, filled with the sweetest, creamiest cream long johns after a visit to McAuliffe’s (I’m looking at you, Tim Wallace, yes, you). Even when I have Sunday feast […]

Ripple Effects

by Erin Wallace

Yesterday, William, my now ten-year-old son, told me something that stopped me in my tracks, cut me to the quick, and really convicted me about how important my role in his life is.  During home group on Monday, he came out of his hiding spot and sat in while we were talking.  He had his […]