What happens when someone believes in you? More importantly what happens when God believes in you? This is the testimony of Tao. A young man in our Mission: 300 program who discovered a relationship with God in a powerful way.
In this episode, (Jayson, Tommy and Bryan) explore what happens when we know, a vast difference from the limits of knowing about. In knowing an idea or person, we take on a fruitful action or relationship because it has become a part of our DNA.
We visit several tangible examples, as well as, how this idea impacts our reality of God as a Father.
Join us in exploring the power of knowing.
In this episode, the crew (Jayson, Caleb, Tommy and Bryan) discuss the humanity stripping elements of dependence on knowledge and information. We explore how the critical need of relationships and understanding have been pushed aside. How has this affected our identity, perception of the world around us and more importantly the critical relationship God wanted with us.
So how do you know, without all the knowledge? We explore this and other examples of how this is affecting our every day life.
In this episode, Jayson and Tommy discuss life around us with all its distractions. They take a view into Jesus life and how He brilliantly cut through the noise to get to the heart of the matter.
In the discussion, they explore how to live life on purpose, but not entangled in the affairs of this life. Not ignoring the big issues, rather, how to stay focused while being responsible with the decisions we face.
In this episode, Jayson and Tommy discuss life around us with all its distractions. They take a view into Jesus life and how He brilliantly cut through the noise to get to the heart of the matter. In the discussion, they explore how to live life on purpose, but not entangled in the affairs of this life. Not ignoring the big issues, rather, how to stay focused while being responsible with the decisions we face.
In this episode, Jayson, Caleb, Tommy and Bryan continue down the rabbit hole of the battle between Unity and Conformity. We have been interacting with ideas from the book, "Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents," by Rod Dreher.
We also bring in the end the difference between the eternal individual and the ever changing group. How do you stand for truth? When is it appropriate? What is truth? These are some of the questions addressed. Most importantly making a stand with the motive of being a solution with the best interest of people, rather than being against something with no real plan beyond.
In this episode, Jayson, Tommy and Bryan go deeper into the differences between unity and conformity. How did Jesus deal with the issue? What is it really after? What should our motivations be when faced with either option?
This and more in this discussion.
We all experience seasons in life that can be discouraging and stressful. Whether it is losing a job, having financial troubles, or navigating the uncertainty of our world, an encouraging word can lift us up to our rightful place of strength so we don’t lose heart. An inspirational quote or story can bring a smile to our face and ‘pep in our step.’
A short frog story did that for me today.
A group of frogs were hopping along in the forest enjoying their day when two frogs accidentally hopped into a deep hole. Scared and bewildered, the two frogs began jumping to get out of the hole. But the hole was too deep. Realizing this, they exerted more strength & energy to reach the top but could not. After several minutes of leaping, their friends stood over the hole sadly telling them to accept their fate. There was no getting them out and they should make peace and die. One frog got tired of trying and he did lie down and die. The other frog continued to leap, stronger now, more might, more courage, more energy until with one magic leap, he leapt out of the hole! His friends gathered around him and asked what caused him to keep trying when they were telling him to give up and die? The frog responded explaining that he was deaf, and he interpreted their gestures & expressions as encouragement to “keep trying!” That encouragement fueled his will to keep trying and not give up!
Encouragement nourishes the soul. It is heart-warming when encouragement comes from a friend or loved one. But if it does not, thank God we can turn a deaf ear to the negative and tune in to our ever-present Encourager for Truth who always leads us in triumph!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
From the desk of Valerie
In this episode: Jayson, Bryan, Caleb and Tommy tackle a recent letter sent by a recent investor in Gamestop who risked his finances out of defending his dad. We take on this discussion based on the previous episode of Finding Truth. We examine our world today in the difference of seeking vengeance and standing for justice based in truth. We also address the question, "How does God feel about these matters and are they relevant to ones spiritual life?"
We also explore how our world has eliminated a face to face discussion that allows for debate while maintaining a relationship with the one you are debating.
This and more in this episode.
In this episode, we take on this question and address the cultural issue of the relativity of truth. We begin with the Rudyard Kipling poem - IF. Using this as a backdrop of what happens to an individual who is established in truth and how does that affect the world around you. We see this in Jesus interaction with pilot who originally posed this question, What is truth? Then proceeded to wash his hands of the responsibility of it.
We also discuss: personal truth, group truth and the Truth. This will begin a series around this idea as how can you discover you true identity without a foundation of truth in which it is built.