The Inspiration for SGM
One day, about 25 years ago, I attended a Christian workshop. The facilitator introduced himself and posed the following question to the class: “Who are you?” As people were explaining who they were, I thought about my life experiences and how they had shaped who I am. When the facilitator got to me, I answered: “I am a stained glass window.” As the years went on, I began to identify the colors of my life experiences. The colors of my stained glass window, which represent the various dimensions of who I am, are listed below.
YELLOW & WHITE Feelings of purity, joy, peace, and brightness. My sense of clarity and warmth. PURPLE My sense of authority. My position of royalty in the Kingdom of God. GREEN A place of prosperity, growth, life, and movement. The absence of stagnation. RED My drive, dominion, and power—bestowed to me through the blood of Jesus Christ. BLUE My sense of grief, loss, and sadness. (It is okay to remember the pain because how I work through it helps to define me. Psalm 118:17 says: I shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord.)
We all can identify various colors that represent the different aspects of ourselves. Your colors may be different. Your colors may represent different things. With this belief, Stained Glass Ministry was born.
Be sensitive to God’s voice as you find out who you really are and how experiences have shaped who God called you to be. You will then find your purpose and be able to embrace it. Knowing and understanding God—as well as knowing and understanding yourself—will put you on a path to living life abundantly. My goal is to help you reach the abundant life that God has promised.
SGM’s Foundational Scripture
John 10:10 (Amplified): The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].
What is “abundance”?
Abundance has to do with the mind, body, and spirit. To live in abundance is to be in a place of fullness and contentment in all aspects of life. It is feeling good about who you are and embracing how God sees you—which is with love and compassion.