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.
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.
Where are you in your daily / moment-to-moment trust with the Lord today? Are you trusting Him with the little things, as well as the big? Or maybe you trust Him with the big decisions, and micromanage the small things in life? Do you think that you have the strength to truly “Trust Fall” into God?
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?
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!
A quick podcast episode: For those who have known me longer, I, in my former years, have done some drama and theatre; I have had the privilege of performing this particular drama at various church camps, services for college age and adults, a number times. I was even approached by some national touring drama teams asking if I would teach them this and then use the material in their own services. That aside, written by Josh Harris, voiced by Josh Armstrong, and music accompaniment by the Irish Film Orchestra, “The Room” is a great drama / skit for ministry. We hope you enjoy it. We do not make any money off of this; we just hope it will be used for God’s glory in ministry.
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.
Fear, rejection, divorce, unwise decisions and pain — Life was a struggle for Brooke and Court. ” ‘It hasn’t worked your way God, I’m going to try it my own way,’ and I walked away from Christ for two years.” Struggling to make it work, they broke off their engagement — and then God stepped in. As the Lord moved in their life, they took the 40 days to get their hearts right — And then God asked them to do something crazy… Listen to this episode of PROJECT: Faith Journey to hear the amazing things that God has done in their lives. There is hope beyond life’s despair.