"Fearfully and Wonderfully made..."

"Fearfully and Wonderfully made..."
"...You have shown me great kindness in a strong city"

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hi

Hey guys! I know it's been a while since I've posted anything. Prayerfully I will be posting some new things soon. The LORD continues to be faithful to me providing me with everything that I need. It's a bit hard at times but overall The LORD is STILL doing some great things. God did an AMAZING thing at the AMTC audition and divine appointments came to pass. I was even blessed to be a call back for acting dancing and singing but it never seemed to get passed that weekend due to my financial situation. A bit discouraging but through it all the LORD is STILL faithful!! Its crazy how God wires us. I don't fully understand it at times. When God gives you a gift, a dream, a passion, it drives you so much even to the point of frustration. Even when you're not fully operating in it it's in the back of your mind. One of my favorite speakers, Erwin McManus said something along the lines that some dreams will haunt you until you do them. I see it as a blessing. It helps me know I'm still alive. He's alive in me. And these desires  won't be satisfied until He does them. Even as I go through this journey I want to encourage any of you that may be reading this. If you have a passion, a dream, anything of the sort; Don't give up on it until it is done. Way easier said than done but we as believers have to do it. There are way too many dead people walking around out there :) And when I say believers I mean in CHRIST. There is something so encouraging, so exhilarating about seeing a child of God living out there gifting in front of others. It somehow shoots life into my spirit whenever I witness that. And what better people to give that Life to a dying world of broken people. We have The Life Giver inside of us. It will make them curious to know how we do whatever we do. Souls will be written in the Lambs Book of Life.
Before I sign off one thing I felt the Holy Spirit has continued to speak to me is the importance of knowing His omnipresence. His loyalty to His children. The fact that He is there with you. If it was a good day or a horrible one. Lots of money or no money at all. Many friends or just one. Famous or homeless. Loved or hated. He is there with indescribable love just for you.
 There is so much depth in that simple truth I encourage you to seek that out. Anywho, feel free to e-mail me wendy_hobbie@hotmail.com would love to hear from ya, and God willing there will be another video soon!

Wendy\o/    

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Other Side...

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've posted anything. Figured I should drop a quick update. Since my last post I have left Metro Ministries in hopes to work more with Project Dance. The School of Urban Ministry hasn't started but I have been attending their dance company's practices every Wednesday night which have been amazing! So before I left Metro I was constantly under attack from the enemy. I struggled with anxiety and condemnation so much, things got a little hard towards the end and I'm sure it was all part of the enemy's plan. Before I left Metro I wrote this in my journal " The past few weeks I've been struggling with anxiety and depression. Fighting thoughts of what if I fail? God isn't going to use me after I leave here. Thoughts of being a quitter fills my mind. Then I think ' Wasn't it God who told me to take this step i the first place?' I even remembered one day being in tears asking God if He was really going to be with me and if He could just assure me if everything was going to be alright.

 I just want to say this; I feel so INCREDIBLY BLESSED to have made it to the other end of the spectrum! I'm so glad God allowed me to take that leap of faith. Since I have left God has showed up in AMAZING ways! He has blessed my faith in Him! I've had some close calls but my Father in heaven has shown Himself EXTREMELY FAITHFUL! I am flabbergasted at how faithful He is in provided everything I needed from places I would have never expected. It's like I'm meeting Him all over again. My First Love. I pray that it continues and that this Love will continue to grow stronger and stronger. Friends not only am I blessed but I am highly favored :) because He is good :)
AMTC will be in New Jersey next week and I am going to go and audition. Prayerfully if it's the LORD's will everything will work out well. I will also be starting work August 3rd. Thank you guys for all of your prayers and support!

Wendy\o/

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The New Generation Finale

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So this is the final piece of what we Kharon and I did in church. The rough draft was posted a few post ago. It's basically talking about the young generation and although we as old people couldn't stand them we still should at least give them a chance. It's kinda hard to hear every word but I hop you enjoy it!


Wendy\o/

Favor by 21:03

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This is something I choreographed for the worker's graduation at our church. Let me know what you think!

Wendy\o/

"Go" Tedashii Feat. KB

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This is something I sorta choreographed. I came up with the idea then the rest is freestyle. Hope you like it!


Wendy\o/

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Revolution Promo


This is something I put together really quick to help promote our youth group Revolution.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

The New Generation

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This is a video me and my friend put together one night. We were asked to but something together for church about the new generation. This was just a practice take before we did it live on stage so some of it is improv. Hope you have as much fun watching it as we had filming it!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

February/March




Hey guys! I didn't get to tell you all about how the Black History dance time line turned out or what happened during the past 2 months. Here is a little newsletter I sent someone.
I help the teenagers that are apart of our youth group we call Revolution. I am over the performing arts aspect. The last thing I choreographed was a time line dance for our Black History service. ! It took a lot of practices and grace but overall the teens did GREAT! 

We also did a scavenger hunt in Times Square for all the teens in our youth group. You can imagine the craziness that went with that. There were 50 teenagers that signed up to go! So what I had to do, along with five others was dress up in a disguise and walk around in a public area in Times Square until someone spotted me. When they think they recognized me or any of the other people they had to say “My underwear is too tight” then we would have to respond “Yes, that happened to me yesterday”. Can you imagine 50 teens around 9:00 at night running around Times Square and going up to random strangers saying “My underwear’s too tight”? It was too funny but the really cool thing is that NO ONE found me. NO ONE!!!!!!! The disguise I chose to go with was a man. .
     

  
It was an amazing night! I had so much fun the teens enjoyed it as well.
  We then went back to the church and we had a lock in at the gym.
It was a very fun weekend! As crazy and moody as teens can be sometimes I can honestly say that I enjoyed myself by just hanging out with the teens. The basis for the lock in was just for fellowship. I believe that sometimes when trying to minister to teens they really won’t listen to a thing you say if you don’t have that positive relationship with them. And most of them won’t want to step foot in a church because they feel that there’s nothing for them there but the lock in was to show the teens you can still have positive fun and serve God and that there is ALWAYS a place for them in the house of God. 

Wendy\0/

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

1 Corinthians 15:58

Hey everyone I just want to ask for your prayers. I don't normally do this but it's been a very unusual month so far. I know the LORD is at work and is doing something new. It's just hard to grasp.
Within the past month there has been 3 deaths with young people that have been involved with the ministry here. The first 2 were sisters that were killed in a fire about 3 weeks ago not to far from where we are. I remember one Monday stepping outside and seeing 2 helicopters side by side hovering in place. as I walked down the side walk I could see the street was blocked off and there were tons lights from fire trucks and ambulances. Crowds of people were outside. I didn't go to see what was going on but the next day I went to work I saw a picture of a girl that I had seen quite a few times in our Sunday school. I remember her coming to our teen camp and one memory jumped out to mind when I was walking home one night and saw her walking her little brother home from the laundry mat. We talked for a bit and laughed a little and then we parted ways. That very same girl was killed in the fire that happened that Monday.
Saturday, I met a guy named Josh during my break. He was telling me how he used to be a kid and he would always come to Sunday School. He had left for a few years because of a few things but had come back and now wanted to be apart of the ministry and allow God to use him. His excitement about this place was unreal! After doing this for a while it can be a bit mundane and you begin to wonder why anyone would do this but it's always good to know that you're doing something for God. I encouraged Josh in his dream to help out in the ministry and we parted ways. I saw him in church on Sunday but I didn't get to say hi.
At 6pm today Josh was shot in the face under a train track. It killed him instantly.
Before this semester started I asked the founder of the ministry about motives, drive, and passion. How does one continue in full time ministry after years and years of the same thing? Especially when it seems like the enemy is winning. I know it has to be something that God does. I believe in Romans 8:28 that says that God uses ALL things for good. I want this time, even though it's hard to understand everything to not allow me to become discouraged or hardened but to drive me and give me a sense of urgency to serve God with a pure heart with pure motives. Please pray that Christ's love would compel me to generously tell the Gospel to those who come across my path. Please pray for these people families as they go through this time, I know they would greatly appreciate it. Thank you all for your love and support.

Wendy\0/

Monday, April 11, 2011

Black Tie

Hey guys! Sorry for the long break in between posts. A few things have happened since my last post. I got asked to dance at this black tie event for the World Youth Parliament. It took place at St. John's University towards the end of March. I am still very grateful to be able to participate in something new. To be able to share my gifts in a new place. I had a great time. My friends came out to support me. I didn't find out until I got there that the black tie standard was a bit relaxed :) but that was fine. I saw so many other amazing talented Christians that were also apart of it. I'm going to see if I can get a copy of everyone that was involved. God is so great! I'm amazed at how He just opens doors!  Anyway I did a spoken word piece to Amena Brown "You", one of my favorites. I know there is a video on here already but I want to post it again. We weren't sure how the dance would turn out because of the video and spacing but we decided that I would dance in front of the words. I wasn't sure if it was going to distract the audience but after I did it someone said that they was watching it from backstage and although they couldn't see me they saw my shadow and they were so amazed at how it went with the words at just the right time. They said it was very powerful. So I hope you enjoy this piece again!


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Wendy\0/

Monday, February 21, 2011

"The Un-pursued"

Even after the fall of satan God's heart was hurt. His very own creation turned against Him, but for some reason that did not stop Him from loving. He then went on to create Adam and Eve and once again God's heart was hurt by the sin caused by them. But once again that did not stop Him from creating, He continued to create more people. Now this is not to be confused with human's love.
I never really gave much thought as to why God created people or what goes through His mind, or even how he feels when He creates a person. I would think with all the people in the world it would become a bit mundane after a couple thousand. But to God it's not. How come? How come God never gets bored or fed up with making humans ? How come it's with joy that He creates.....?
Most humans, when in a relationship that finally comes to an end quickly go in search of another person. Someone else who can heal their pain, to fill the void of where the previous person once was.  And when that person fail to meet their needs/ expectations they run off to someone or something else to give them that sense of completeness. We even fill our lives with so much "busyness" so that our mind can have the excuse of focusing on everything else but the pain that is always in the back of our minds.
Some of us are on the other end of the spectrum. When that one person disappoint us we shut down and our hearts become calloused. We become critical of love and vow to never trust or love anyone that deeply ever again, but always secretly wanting someone, if not that very person who hurt us to come and                           tear down the walls that we've so carefully built.
So why does God still desires and chooses to love when millions of us choose to hurt Him on a daily basis?
Romans 10:20 ".....I have been found by these who did not seek me; I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me..."
I know I wasn't looking for God when He found me, I was actually sinning at the time when He found me.
Have you ever been pursued by someone? When you're being pursued by someone you kinda take it for granted. It kind of automatically happens. You just figures it's always going to be that way. It usually not until the pursuit stops is when most people notice that they were being pursued. And it's not until then is when the person that was being sought after realizes the importance of the person that was pursuing them. Unless they were annoying :)
I think we who are in the Body of Christ fall in to the same pattern of thinking. We sometimes think that once God has captured our attention and brought us into His house He is immediately uninterested in us. That He no longer pursues us but that it's now all about pursuing Him. My friend, I am here to tell you that it is not like that! God is still pursuing you in ways you my not even begin to understand! Most of us (and I'm guilty of it) look pass God's pursuit on our lives and just think that now it's all about getting others to know Him. Don't hear me wrong, God does want everyone to know Him, and He uses us to get people who don't know Him to know Him but we can not effectively do that unless we realize His love in our lives and through our own stories and our experience with God are people's lives able to change. I challenge you to open your eyes today and see how God is pursuing or looking after you. It may be a lot more obvious than you think. Sometimes it's in the most simplest things.

Wendy\0/

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Upcoming Dance for Sunday 2/20/11


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This is a video I took during rehearsal. It's a work in progress. This is one of the dances we'll be doing Sunday in our timeline. It's choreographed by me.

Wendy\0/

Monday, January 10, 2011

Stepping Out of The Boat

I was just watching my favorite channel JCTV and there was a guy on there talking about in Matthew when Jesus was walking on water, and I felt the Holy Spirit began to speak to me. I figured I'd share it with you guys.
Ok, picture this. The disciples are out on the water, the winds are blowing, the waves are crashing into the boat. The secure structure of the boat is beginning to break down, things are falling all over the place and in the mist of all of this craziness the see a figure out on the water. It's interesting that It captured their attention in the midst of all the craziness, it wasn't like they were calmly sitting there looking for something to capture their attention. As the figure gets closer they realize that it is Jesus, doing the impossible, walking on the water. Peter can't believe what he's seeing so he gets the boldness to tell Jesus that if it was really Him to tell him to come out on the water. Jesus simply says, "Come"
I see this as what God has been telling me lately. When the Holy Spirit prompted me to take this step of faith (to pursue PDSUM) I wasn't ready. There were and still are so many worries and obstacles in my way. So many things filled my mind as to how everything would be provided for. "God is this really you" I thought. This led to much prayer and fasting. I'd took what I felt was spoken to me and turned it over in my mind so many times. I looked at it from so many different ways. There were times I just figured it was just my crazy thinking and tried to forget about it, but I couldn't shake it. The waves, of doubt and fear were flooding my mind, but in the midst of all of that He was simply telling me to come.
In the midst of all of this while seeking God, I realize that it was God prompting my faith to action and I could either do 2 things; Step out of the boat and walk with Him or ignore that prompting until it eventually went silent and went away. To be completely honest I really wanted to step out in faith but every time I'd see things in the practical I'd get discouraged and tried to silence what I felt the Holy Spirit was telling me.
So just like Peter I'm getting out of the boat, I do realize that He fell but Jesus was there to pick him up. I hate making mistakes and failures but I believe that eventually I will have to eventually learn that part as well to see another side of God's mercy and grace I have never experienced before. A part of me is excited to see what's going to happen. I do believe that this will be one of the greatest testimonies I've witness of God's provision yet that in the midst of the storm that may be happening in the natural I will see God doing the impossible just like the disciples witnessed that night.