The beginning of PropheticWorshipBanner.com was in December of 2005 with a Christmas gift for my elder daughters Kaitlyn and Jillian. They loved to play dress up like most little girls. To foster their imaginations and give them something to share (they were 9 and almost 3) I decided a set of playsilks were the right item, and ordered the silk and dyes.
With the leftover fabric I made my first four flags. I began worshiping with them at home and brought them to church for the girls to use. It was several months before I had worked up the courage to use a flag publicly because I was very shy and reluctant to stand out.
God has brought this ministry a long way, and me with it. I used to be the ultimate wallflower. I preferred not to be seen or heard. I was painfully shy and socially phobic.
Worshiping with the flags privately allowed the Holy Spirit to challenge me to offer up public displays of affection for the Lord. Stepping out of my comfort zone to where He wanted me (worshiping in the congregation) allowed further healing, more understanding about the banners and an enlarged territory. This fulfilled a prophetic word I received about being called to boldness. I remember not receiving that word. I actually said “No. I don’t want that.” That makes me laugh now.
God has used the flags to heal me physically, emotionally and mentally in so many small and great ways since I picked up my first flag. Fear of man has fallen away and a set identity as His child and a worshiper. Even the direction of my life as a career has been healed since I discovered a purpose for the arts that have been in me as long as i can remember. I love creating a new combination of colors on the silk, seeking out the name, sewing it into flags, partnering with others and the Holy Spirit to write the word and waving it in praise or putting them in the hands of someone who may never have stepped out into extravagant worship before.
Continually innovating new designs and instruments of worship, and bettering those designs has made Prophetic Worship Banners to be one of the premiere creators of worship instruments in the world. The first flags crafted in house were made of silk and we have determined to create items out of beautiful, quality materials. In 2007 the invention of the first flexible Quill Flags were constructed and being tested. We are still innovating instruments of worship such as Streamer Veils, and improving the others such as Quill Flags that now last longer and are reinforced against ‘breakthru’.