Thursday, July 24, 2008


Change of scenery
Change of pace
Change is right in front of me
It's all the same now
Nothing different than how it was
But change is right in front of me

Change is good for the soul
We need it so we don't get mundane
WE need it to kick start our thoughts
Kick start our prayers
Kick start our lives

Change requires us to see where we are
Requires us to pay attention
So that we become familiar

God-ordained change excites the soul
Prepares the path
Prepares for what's to come

Change can be unexpected
Or come right on time
We need change

Change brings growth
Growth brings maturity
Maturity makes us whole and complete in time
We need change
We don't need to always be the same

Our souls need change
We all need change

Monday, July 7, 2008


David went through several different emotions even in just the first seven Psalms. He went from rejoicing, to praying, to fear, to grief, to sadness, to rejoicing and all of it he took to God. ALL of it he took to God. He did not completely try to handle his enemies on his own. He asked over and over - pleaded for God's help.

It's very evident that David relied on God a lot and God called him a man after His own heart - that's the kind of heart I should have if God was so pleased with David. And David wasn't perfect. He made mistakes and asked forgiveness and was restored. God used him in a great way - but he wasn't perfect.

I see a lot of myself in the emotions of David. I only pray that God is pleased with how I handle it and that I would strive to please God and plead for His help in what life brings.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Word

April 16, 2008

I don't always realize how badly I need the word of God until I go without it for a while. I've been craving it lately and I could feel it quenching my soul when I finally got it. That's more proof to me that all of this is real. My soul longs for truth and it feels the effects when it's not getting it. I can tell when I haven't been realing liek I usually do - I just thirst for it. It's a great thing. 1 Peter was rocking my world today.

Friday, April 11, 2008


God is a God that is faithful. God is a God that answers prayers. God is a God that is true to His word. God is a God who listens to us when we call out to him. He has not hidden Himself from us but shows Himself when we seek Him. He told us if we seek Him we will find Him when we seek Him with all out hearts. He's a mystery but He reveals His mystery in pieces. We must be patient and wait for Him to reveal them - but He does. Little by little as we look for Him, He's there. He never leaves or forsakes us.

Sometimes He's silent, sometimes He's loud. Sometimes He works in big ways and sometimes it's the little things. Big or small it all has meaning and it all has purpose in His plan for His creation.

Perfect Strength

God's strength is perfect in our weakness.

That statement didn't make much sense to me until I actually experienced what that means. The flesh is weak and can't do things on it's own. The flesh fails and chases after things that don't have meaning but God's strength is perfect. It knows exactly what we need and how to provide that.

Monday, March 17, 2008


I'm discovering and rediscovering a passion all over again at the same time. The cool thing is I get to use it for God's glory. I pray I remember that while I'm doing it and do it to the best of my ability.

How cool to be doing something I enjoy unto God! Worship is so neat that way! It's not just singing three Chris Tomlin songs with our hands in the air once or twice a week - it's everything. This is something God has been teaching me over the last year: worship is everything I do because everything I do comes from God. I worship by giving it back to Him with honor.

I worship by taking care of the body He's given me. I worship by loving and respecting the people He's put into my life. I worship by being honest with daily decisions. It's all an act of worship because it all comes from Him. When I remember that, things start to go different on a daily basis.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Acres of Hope

Sometimes I find a song that perfectly describes either something that's happened to me or what I'm going through at the moment. This is one of those songs that sums up where I was when Christ found me and where He has brought me since then.

He will allure her
He will pursue her
And call her out
To wilderness with flowers in His hand
She is responding
Beat up and hurting
Deserving death
But offerings of life are found instead

She will singShe will sing
Oh, to You
She will sing as in the days of youth
As You lead her away
To valleys low
To acres of hope
Acres of hope

Here in the valley
Walk close beside me
Don’t look back
For love is growing vineyards up ahead
You have called me master
And though you’re in the dark here
Call me friend
And call me lover and marry me for good

She will sing
She will sing
Oh, to You
She will sing as in the days of youth
As You lead her away
To valleys low
To acres of hope
Acres of hope

How the story ends is
Love and tenderness in Him
Not safe, but worth it
So the valley’s up ahead
Or the ones we live
We’ll sing together
We’ll sing together
We will sing
We will sing
Oh, to You
We will sing as in the days of youth
As You lead us away
To valleys low
To acres of hope
Acres of hope

-Shane & Shane

"Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will sing as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt. ‘In that day,’ declares the LORD,’you will call me 'my husband'; you will no longer call me 'my master.'" Hosea 2:14-16

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Gift and The Giver

Salvation is the ultimate gift set in front of us. Christ did every bit of work and all we did was send Him to the cross. But He thought of us while He was on that cross - and all He had for us was love. Not bitterness, not regret - just love.

Then God presented this amazing gift of life in front of me and I finally accepted it. I didn't want to throw it away anymore. I didn't want to look at it and turn away - I wanted to embrace it. I wanted everything that came with it.

I want to live like I'm grateful for this gift. I want to take this gift and honor The Giver. I don't want to take it for granted or not appreciate it. I want to continue to live in the glory of it and go where The Gift and The Giver lead.

"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God." 1 Corinthians 2:12

Buy 963 Coffee - Send us on St. Thomas Missions - Change the World

In an effort to raise money for the mission trip to St. Thomas this summer, Cornerstone has partnered with 963 Coffee. This is a mission organization that is trying to change the way farmers are compensated for their beans. The bags are $10 and come in a variety of flavors.

To support our team that is going on this trip to St. Thomas we ask that you follow this link and purchase products!

If you don't drink coffee but you would like to support myself or our group as a whole you can send a check to:
Cornerstone Baptist Church
St. Thomas Missions
2930 Master's Way
Darlington, SC 29532

In the note of the check put "St. Thomas Missions" and my name (Megan Turbeville) if you would like to support me specifically. If you would like your support to go to the whole group simply put "St. Thomas Missions" in the note of the check.Any amount will help and will be greatly appreciated!



While St. Thomas is a beautiful island in the US Virgin Islands it is also a place with great spiritual need. We will be partnering with church plants on the island to assist them in various projects and spread the gospel of Christ.

Prayer support is also very important so whether you're able to give or not we would appreciate your prayers - not only for the week that we are there but also that God would work before and after leave!