Posting our opinions or complaints on social media is not the same as standing in the gap for our nation, nor does it take the place of really speaking out on injustice. Sure, we can post our feelings but what are we accomplishing? Are we sharing the Father’s heart by giving our opinion on the issue? Are we spending more time arguing on Facebook then we are on our faces before the Father? 2 Chronicles 7:14 says “If My people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray…” it does not say if my people are loud enough on social media, it does not say if the lost people would stop doing bad things, it does not say if we share our feelings enough.
Earlier this week, I sat down and did a Skype interview with blogger, author — and now podcaster, Kenneth A. Camp (@KennethACamp). In talking with Kenny, his new podcast (Titled: His Hands and His Feet) will focus on “Authentic stories and conversations that will inspire and encourage you to live a life on mission.” We hope you enjoy this interview.
A short while back, we were interviewed on Kenny Ortiz (@KennethOrtiz)’s podcast Theology for the Rest of Us. — In our interview, we discussed why it’s important to be “intentionally and purposefully culturally relevant” as believers, and the DANGER to being casually religious individuals in our society. We also discussed the importance of being a missionary, and what it means to walk out your faith with purpose.
A little more than a decade ago, God brought Rick across the path of someone who needed to talk. And by “chance,” he was able to share both his bandana and a quick story of inspiration with someone in need. Listen to the story of Rick telling the story in his own words.
Hearing about the shootings last night in Dallas, stacked on top of other recent well known shootings around the country — one’s heart can become numb with grief and disbelief… How do we, even as a society, often see the events that are unfolding before as through the broken or even shattered lens of our past? … And how can we begin to see ourself and the life placed before us through the lens of the way that God sees us?
Have you ever thought about taking children in need into your home, either adopting or fostering? If you never pursued it, what stopped you? Did you have some reservations? Today, this is a discussion from 2 foster dads, will try to debunk the common myths of foster care. Maybe you ask yourselves why would I do that? — Well, let’s ask what would happen if you didn’t…
Friends, people are hurting! Period. Stop blaming and start loving! Other’s pain ≠ your platform & agenda! Today, I choose to pray, I choose to cry, and I choose to love. Let us be love, let us be just like Jesus, and let us shut our mouths if we can’t be loving and encouraging because that is what the world needs! (Listen to the audio version online).
When did it become ok to use every horrible situation to promote your views on guns or your prejudices against a people group? When did it become ok to point fingers at grieving parents who literally had to fight an alligator for the life of their 2 year old son and lost? — Friends, people are hurting! Period. Stop blaming and start loving!
Too often in the church ministries that focus on orphans, widows and various helps ministries are seen as side projects that we “will get to when we have time.” But, Scripture shows us that these should be ministries in the forefront! Orphans and widows are in the time of their life where they most need people around them to love them, care for their needs, and show the love of Christ through their actions; if we were in the same state in life, wouldn’t we want the same form others? Who cares for the state and agency case workers? Who ministers to the foster parents? What about the parents who got their children taken, or the children who age of the system? Who is caring for these forgotten individuals? — That’s where Jami Kaeb and the ministry The Forgotten Imitative comes in…
We not only ask what it’s like to live day-to-day as a blended family, we ask how have their family, friends and church responded to their relationship — were they treated okay, or even accepted? We also asked how the kids have adapted to being in this new family — Do they fight or just flat out reject one another? Has there been any resentment in the last 2 years of their marriage? In this episode, we will hear some great thoughts and tips from Brooke and Court towards other blended families, as well as to others who truly want to reach out and minister to blended families in their church or community.