Archive for April, 2010

U.S. Army Symbol Religious and Should Be Changed

Fort Carson, CO Hospital Emblem

Fort Carson, CO Hospital Emblem

A cross that lies on the emblem of an U.S. Army Hospital in Fort Carson, Colorado is creating an uproar among the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Even though the emblem has been up since 1969, they have asked the hospital to take their emblem down now because it violates the constitutional requirement for separation of church and state.

The emblem also sates, “Pro deo et humanitate” meaning “For God and humanity.”

“The cross was meant to be both an emblem of mercy and a symbol dating to the Middle Ages, when pilgrims carried a cross with a spiked base to mark the site of a camp,” said Lt. Col. Steve Wollman. “References to doctors serving God and humanity date to the time of Hippocrates, a pre-Christianity Greek physician.”

“The symbol is a reference to the Crusades and could embolden U.S. enemies who want to portray the war on terror as a Christian war on Islam,” said the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. “This continues to add more fodder to the argument that we are Crusaders. It’s exactly what fundamentalist Muslims want.”

But why all the worry about an emblem that has been up for around 41 years? Representative Jack Kingston, R-Ga., asked the House Armed Services Committee this week to hold hearings on what he called “a growing movement in the military to censor certain biblical teachings.”

Many argue whether certain biblical teachings are being censored or if it is simply “Christianity” that is really being attacked lately. What are your opinions?

U.S. Army Symbol Religious and Should Be Changed

Fort Carson, CO Hospital Emblem

Fort Carson, CO Hospital Emblem

A cross that lies on the emblem of an U.S. Army Hospital in Fort Carson, Colorado is creating an uproar among the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Even though the emblem has been up since 1969, they have asked the hospital to take their emblem down now because it violates the constitutional requirement for separation of church and state.

The emblem also sates, “Pro deo et humanitate” meaning “For God and humanity.”

“The cross was meant to be both an emblem of mercy and a symbol dating to the Middle Ages, when pilgrims carried a cross with a spiked base to mark the site of a camp,” said Lt. Col. Steve Wollman. “References to doctors serving God and humanity date to the time of Hippocrates, a pre-Christianity Greek physician.”

“The symbol is a reference to the Crusades and could embolden U.S. enemies who want to portray the war on terror as a Christian war on Islam,” said the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. “This continues to add more fodder to the argument that we are Crusaders. It’s exactly what fundamentalist Muslims want.”

But why all the worry about an emblem that has been up for around 41 years? Representative Jack Kingston, R-Ga., asked the House Armed Services Committee this week to hold hearings on what he called “a growing movement in the military to censor certain biblical teachings.”

Many argue whether certain biblical teachings are being censored or if it is simply “Christianity” that is really being attacked lately. What are your opinions?

Lisa Whelchel Releases New Book, Friendship for Grown-Ups

lisa whelchel

"Friendship for Grown-Ups" book

Former Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel shares her experiences of growing up without true friends in her new book,Friendship for Grown-Ups,” and sheds light on how she learned to find and develop friends as an adult through God’s grace.

Growing up as an actress in Hollywood, Lisa Whelchel had a hard time finding true friends. In this time, Lisa was able to see what constitutes a true friend, how to keep them, how to be a true friend and more. She has taken all of her most intimate stories and secrets and combined them into the book, Friendship for Grown-Ups.

Friendship for Grown-ups is a true story written straight from Lisa Whelchel’s heart and really draws the reader in by including discussion questions and other tools. She is very straightforward and honest and does not sugar coat a thing.

Click here to pre-order Lisa Whelchel’s, Friendship for Grown-Ups now!

Lisa Whelchel

Lisa Whelchel

About Lisa Whelchel

Born on May 29 in Littlefield, Texas, Lisa Whelchel was 13 when she landed her first professional acting experience on “The New Mickey Mouse Club,” as a Mouseketeer. Best known for her starring role as Blair Warner on NBC’s “The Facts of Life” for nine years, Ms. Welchel has now taken much of her experience in life and turned into a successful author career.

Her first book, “Creative Correction” published by Tyndale House, released October 2000. The book has sold over 200,000 copies and received a Gold Medallion Nomination in the Family and Parenting Category.

She is also the author of “The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me,” “So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling,” “The ADVENTure of Christmas,” “The Busy Mom’s Guide to Prayer,” The Busy Mom’s Guide to Wisdom,” “The Busy Mom’s Guide to Bible Study,” “Speaking Mom-ese,” “Creative Correction – The Bible Study, ” “This is My Story -Bible Study” and “Taking Care of the ‘Me’ in Mommy.”

Ms. Whelchel is married and homeschools her three children. She feels her current role, as a wife and mother, is her greatest, and most challenging, role yet.

With a goal to refresh and equip other mothers, she is the founder of MomTime Ministries, MomTime Get-A-Ways and “Personal Mom Coaching.”

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iPad With Bible Downloads

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Kari Jobe Won Two Dove Awards

Kari with Two Dove Awards

Kari Jobe with Two Dove Awards

Kari Jobe, creator of popular songs Revelation Song, No Sweeter Name, and My Beloved has just won two Dove Awards.

Spanish Language Album of the Year Le Canto, Kari Jobe; Ed Cash

Special Event Album of the Year Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship

• Nominated for New Artist of the Year

Watch the her receive them live on the The 41st GMA Dove Awards that take place gmc Sunday, April 25 at 8/7 c.

Born in Dallas, TX Kari started to sing early at the age of 3 singing internationally at churches around the world. Kari Jobe knew she always wanted to be a worship leader. She finished her degree in psychology and Pastoral Ministries from Oral Roberts University, Christ for the Nations and Dallas Baptist University. Upon graduation, Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas hired her as a worship pastor where she joined the Gateway Band whose live album, Wake Up The World, debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart in 2008.

On February 10, 2009, Kari released her self-titled debut Kari Jobe produced by Ed Cash through Gateway Create Publishing and Integrity Music. The album contains a collection of worship pop/folk songs such as her popular Revelation Song, My Beloved, and No Sweeter Name and co-writes with worship leaders/songwriters Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Mia Fieldes, Ed Cash and Klaus Kuehn. Her album hit #1 on iTunes Christian music chart. The album is also available in Spanish called Le Canto.

Kari states, that the album Kari Jobe is about hope and life; and lifting the broken off the floor and singing love over them. The songs create intimate moments and outward shouting, and it’s Kari’s hope that the songs find the broken and lift them to a place of praise to God for what he’s done.

To order her CDs, please visit our website at:

http://www.nestentertainment.com/kari-jobe_s3644.aspx

Louie Giglio Passion Tour Returning to Texas

Louie Giglio Passion Tour 2011

Louie Giglio Passion Tour 2011

The Louie Giglio Passion Tour team has finally announced that in 2011 attendees can join in on the experience in either Fort Worth, TX, April 1-3, 2011, or Atlanta, GA, January 1-4, 2010.

This Christian conference is a rare chance for tens of thousands of University aged people to gather across the US and around the world to celebrate their common faith and purpose of living through the glory of God.

The Passion 2011 Atlanta will look a lot like last year: four days, six main sessions, dual venues, Community/Family Groups, an interactive Do Something Now area, and breakouts. However, the space is limited compared to 2010 meaning space is going to be limited! Due to the show’s continuing growth in popularity you will need to purchase your tickets far in advance.

Passion 2011 Fort Worth will be a three-day gathering with five main sessions, one venue, Community/Family Groups, a more streamlined Do Something Now approach and no breakouts. The Fort Worth, TX, location holds even significantly less attendees than that of Atlanta.

“We are excited to be back in Fort Worth (the site of Passion ‘99) and hope this additional location will make it possible for a lot more students to join the Passion wave in 2011,” said a writer for the 268 Passion Blog.

Registration is now open for both Atlanta and Fort Worth. The current price for Atlanta is $139 through May 1, and over 2,700 people have already registered. Registration for Fort Worth has an opening price of $99 through April 30 and $179 at the door. Registration fees include lunch, conference materials and attendance fees. Visit www.268generation.com/passion2011/ to register and get the latest info!

If volunteering for the Passion 2011 Tour might be of interest to you, the they need an army of volunteers from ages 26 and up to serve for the entire 3 or 4 day conference. They have volunteer opportunities for everything from pre-conference set-up to hosting, registering, prayer, tear down and more. For more information on volunteering or to register go to http://268generation.com/passion2011/contact/.

About Louie Giglio

Louie Giglio, author of books such as The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life and I Am Not but I Know I Am: Welcome To The Story Of God, DVDs on Louie’s famous talks titled How Great Is Our God, Indescribable, and Heart of Passion and Louis Giglio’s CD Passion: Awakening is well-known for his passion to inspire generations to live for the glory of God.

Originally from the Atlanta area, Louie Giglio, always had a calling to minister to people and change the lives of others. After attending Georgia State University, Louie subsequently attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, earning a master of divinity degree in 1985.

After completing his degree, Louie Giglio moved to Waco, Texas, where he founded an independent student ministry that featured a weekly Bible study called “Choice Ministries” that grew dramatically and helped to transform many students lives at Baylor University.

In the spring of 1995, Louie Giglio, moved back to the Atlanta area with his wife Shelley, to care for his father who was suffering with a severe brain infection. Shortly after, Louie’s father died and Louie stayed in Atlanta to form a weekly Bible study for young adults called 7:22. Today, nearly three thousand young adults gather weekly to worship God.

In May 2000, Louie Giglio hosted his first Passion conference, held outside Memphis, TN and has since held other highly successful Passion conferences in other cities across America. Louie Giglio has taken his world tour to close to 1 million university students at their local campuses at leading universities across the nation. Here he has taken many non-believers and believers and changed their relationship with God for the better in every way possible.

As a part of the Passion Network, Louie Giglio also heads sixstepsrecords, a label partner with EMI CMG, and home to David Crowder Band, Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman.

FREE iPad Giveaway With Any Homeschool Curriculum Purchase

FREE iPad Giveaway

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NEST learning has a new amazing offer! For EVERY homeschool curriculum item you buy, you get an automatic entry to win a FREE iPad. ($499 Value) Official Terms and Conditions

Two winners will be announced with one being on Friday, April 23, and another on Friday, April 30. That gives you only two weeks to have the chance to win the FREE iPad, making your odds very good! The 16GB Apple iPad is the newest rage in technology. All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen and advanced capabilities of iPad. And they work in any orientation. So you can do things with these apps that you can’t do on any other device.

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Earth Day Activities and Projects To Teach Your Kids

Earth Day 2010

Fun Activities for Earth Day

Earth Day activities and Earth Day projects are a great way to celebrate Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary on April 22, 2010! Earth Day is about creating awareness and promoting appreciation for our Earth. What a great time to teach your children about their planet and how to take care of it! At NEST Learning we are celebrating by offering you tips and supplies to create fun  educational Earth Day activities for your kids.

Here you will find helpful resources for protecting the Earth with our Earth Day books, Earth Day projects, Earth Day DVDs, Earth Day classroom decorations and many other Earth Day activities. Plus, we have listed some do-it-yourself ideas that you can implement at home.

Earth Day Projects and Earth Day Activities:

See who can come up with the most activities to help conserve the Earth’s resources. Then set a week where the kids have to implement those activities and every time they do they get a sticker. At the end of the week, the one who implemented the most ways to help save the Earth gets a special Earth Day Gift!

Some ideas to talk about for Earth Day would be:

  • Reduce Electricity by turning the lights, TV, computer, and household appliances off every time you leave the room. Even when appliances or DVD players are off they still use electricity if they are plugged in.
  • Shut off the water when not in use. When brushing teeth turn off the water while actually brushing and turn back on only when needed.
  • Ride a bike or take a bus instead of taking the car.
  • Hang dry clothes rather than using the dryer
  • Eat Organic
  • Recycle – make separate containers for plastic, glass, aluminum and paper. Take aluminum to a recycling plant and show them they can get money for doing great things. Take old clothing or unwanted toys to a local thrift store, church, etc. to help others and reuse those materials.
  • Collect food scraps to turn into a great compost for the yard. Maybe have the kids pitch in to buy a composter so you can start doing this as a ongoing project.
  • Get reusable bags to use for grocery shopping, packing lunches, etc.
  • Take nature walks or go camping to point out different bugs, plants, trees, and more and tell about each of their importance for being on the Earth.
  • Reuse trash to make cool art projects, containers and gifts.
  • Find local festivals that are celebrating Earth Day in your area top take your kids to.

There are many more fun Earth Day activities and Earth Day projects to teach your kids about the benefits of conserving resources. Be creative and let your kids come up with their own ideas as well. Plus, save a little money on your utility bills while in the process!

To purchase supplies and materials to help you teach your children about the Earth this Earth Day  see our categories below to shop now!

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The Good Samaritan Intermediate Activity #2

 
The Good Samaritan  Intermediate Activity 2
 
 
 
 

 

Objective:   The children will identify excuses people use for not helping others.
 
Principles / Values:  Charity, Compassion, Service
Scripture reference:  Luke 10:25-37

Activity:  The teacher will lead a discussion about the excuses the priest and Levite used for not helping the wounded man. The children will examine their own lives and see if they use excuses for not helping others and look for an opportunity during the coming week to help someone. 

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Bruce Marchiano Interviews About The Gospel According to Matthew Experience

Bruce Marchiano

Bruce Marchiano filming, "The Gospel According to Matthew"

Bruce Marchiano, best known for his portrayal of Jesus in the film The Gospel According to Matthew, but also known as an author and international speaker released a 15th Anniversary edition of The Gospel According to Matthew and talked with us about his experience portraying Jesus and how it has transformed his life forever.

The Gospel According to Matthew Trailer

NEST: Why did you decide to do a re-release after 15 years?

Bruce Marchiano: When filming The Gospel According to Matthew, I received all kinds of positive and intriguing reactions from the crew, extras and other actors (most being unsaved), who were all “blown away” by what they were seeing. They would say things like, “Is that really in the Bible?”, “Did Jesus truly say that?”, and “Is this really what Jesus is like?”

Not one day has gone by since the release of the Christian movie in fifteen years that I haven’t received a letter/email from somewhere in the world talking about how much their life has changed.  I’m very acquainted with the “power” of The Gospel According to Matthew to draw people to the heart of Jesus, and also how many precious hearts have yet to encounter it. So we are releasing it afresh in celebration of its legacy – and in hopes of introducing it to a whole new audience and generation.

NEST: In your book, “The Footsteps of Jesus”, which is included with the Anniversary Edition of the film, you describe how portraying the son of the living God made man, impacted your personal spiritual journey; would you share with us one such experience?

Bruce Marchiano: “Yes, one specific scene when I was hanging on the cross, suffering like I’d never imagined suffering… and realizing that Jesus had all the power to stop that suffering – but he didn’t. He continued to thrust himself through it – to choose it – FOR ME. Yes, it was as if there was this continual “whisper” inside my heart through every moment of acting that scene, “I did it for you, Bruce… I did it for you.” So yes, my life was dramatically changed!

As an actor you learn, a man’s heart is exposed by his actions/choices. So, when you “analyze” a character, you examine those things he “does” and ask the question over and over, “Why would he do that?” Yes, I just gave you an acting lesson, ha ha! Well, Jesus is literally God in human manifestation, possessing all the power of the universe and beyond. With that goes having all the choices in the universe – no one forcing him to do anything – everything you see Jesus do, he is choosing to do. So what did Jesus choose to do with all the power/resource/ability… of the universe? HE GAVE IT AWAY. 100% of the time we see him doing one thing, giving himself away. “You’re blind, here are some eyes;” “You’re lame, here are new legs;” “You’re dead (Lazarus), here is new life”… and ultimately, unto us, “You’re born condemned by your sinful nature, here is my life (the cross).” So, for the first time in my life, I truly realized what kind of “man,” this man who was God, was 2000 years ago. The depth of his heart was so big that he gave all of himself away, not reserving even one inch for himself. And in that, discovering the depth of what is his bottom line – his love… for me.

NEST: I am sure you have some incredible stories of lives changed…. Share a few of those.

Bruce Marchiano: So many flood into my mind… There have been many lives that were imprisoned in legalistic kinds of Christian systems just totally set free and introduced to God’s grace through the film.  There have been countless lives imprisoned by past hurts and betrayals, angry at life, angry at God… just set free in realization of His love.  Yes, I’ve heard many of those stories.

I’ve had letters from Satanists (well, EX-Satanists, ha ha!). In fact I recall one high school girl who was practicing Satanism told me that every time she looked at the screen she would feel a pressure in her chest like her heart was going to explode, which would stop when she turned her eyes away.  She told me (in a church parking lot) that because of that she realized it was the devil who wanted to destroy her (not Jesus, as she had believed) and so gave her life to Jesus.

I remember a mother telling me she had a “wayward” daughter who would bring boys home from nightclubs. They would do what kids do, sit on the sofa with the TV on and end up fooling around.  Well, they turned on the TV and The Gospel According to Matthew just happened to be on.  The boy didn’t care and went about his dirty business, but the girl was watching over his shoulder.  She became overwhelmed with conviction, broke down in tears, threw the guy out the door, and gave her life to Jesus that very night.  The mother said she’s been walking strongly with the Lord ever since, a radical life-turnaround.  And we can only imagine that guy still walking around wondering what on earth happened that night!

NEST: As a result of your portrayal of Jesus in the Christian film, some people who had no previous interest in learning about Jesus, as well as lifelong Christians, found a new friend in Jesus as an approachable, compassionate, joyful Savior. How did you come to portray our Savior in such a unique fashion which has come to be referred to as “The Smiling Jesus”?

Bruce Marchiano: It came from all the pages of scripture. At the same time, these things like joy, passion and tenderness were all discoveries for me as well. Hebrews 1:9 says about Jesus, “He was anointed with the oil of joy above anyone else,” meaning he was the most joyous man who ever walked he earth. During the last supper he prayed to his father, “That they may be filled with my joy.” Then you just look at the basic reality – he was “the kingdom of God alive,” if I can put it that way. And what is the kingdom of God? It’s where every tear is wiped away, where all mourning is turned into joy. Then you just look at what he did every day – opening blind eyes, raising the dead… this is not a lukewarm, passive occupation.

It is the most joyous day to day experience in human history. The passion and compassion, the care and tenderness…again, all discoveries made from scripture. In fact, all I really did was ‘bring to life’ what Jesus said about himself. In many films, Jesus says, “I love you,” but he sure doesn’t act like it, ha ha ha! All I did was “do it,” and I am so honored that it has meant so much to so many lives. Yes, I have found that a lot of people know the events of Jesus’ life – but we fall so tragically short in knowing the fullness of… HIM. And that love beyond love, care beyond care, joy and tenderness and faithfulness, humility (he was the most humble man to ever walk the earth) and also a man “acquainted with sorrow” who experienced heartbreak and hurt like no one every did – and why? Because he felt SO deeply, because he alone fully understood how tragically short we all live of his father’s best for us – and that undoubtedly tore his heart up constantly.”

NEST: What scene was hardest for you to film?

Bruce Marchiano: You must keep in mind that the film was literally “Word for Word,” so just in the sense that I had zero freedom to make even one syllable mistake, there wasn’t one scene that wasn’t hard!  But beyond the practical aspects that made every scene a tremendous effort, the crucifixion was obviously intensely challenging.  As much as I was “acting” it, I can’t describe to you the depth of personal horror, trauma, physical/emotional pain.  Getting knocked about like I was (we didn’t set up stunts but just “went for it”), hanging from two leather straps literally for hours, flies crawling on my face and not being able to do anything about it, the cold, the nakedness, the spit being hurled at me… Yes, that was quite the day.

But you know which one was the absolute hardest?  The agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Why?  Because no actor in the world could come close to portraying that depth of agony, so I had zero confidence that I could pull it off.  And on top of that, it was the last scene we shot after three months of eighteen hour days, so I was entirely depleted.  And as we set up for the scene, I told the director I just didn’t have any emotion in me.  He said, “All we can do is pray,” and as you can see from what was captured on film in those scenes, the Lord “did His thing.”

To this day I can’t tell you how, but I broke down completely, only to rise in strength on the words, “Not My will but Yours be done!”  I get lots of testimonies based on that scene also – the scene I most feared to do.  So I guess it’s a testimony to His promise that “In your weakness My strength is perfected.”  Yes, when the Lord does a thing, He really does a thing.  Glory to Jesus
NEST: How has the film industry changed in the past twenty years in its receptiveness to actors who openly profess their Christianity?

Bruce Marchiano: “Maybe it has gotten more acceptable, but I’m not 100% sure. I know that I have been shunned by some, lost work, turned down work, and none of that is ever nice. I remember once, after turning down a TV show because it didn’t honor God, my (former) agent told me, “This Christian thing is getting in the way,” and gave me my walking papers. That sent my career into a real tailspin, and I’m sure many others have experienced similar things.

I can remember Dean Jones telling me how he was blackballed after he did a Christian film back in the 70’s – though I’m sure it isn’t that severe these days, and that’s because many “Christian” films are making a lot of money. And that is what people fail to realize – Hollywood is a business – the bottom line is they want to make money. So, at the end of the day they will endure whatever, whether they agree or not, if they are making money. It’s a sad, cold reality, but I guess it falls under the category of God using everything and anything, as he is so faithful to do!”

NEST: Tell us about your vision to create a new “Word for Word” film of the “Gospel According to John.”

Bruce Marchiano: “Through my experience in MATTHEW and the countless stories of changed lives I’ve received over the years, and continue to this day, I have become acutely aware of the power of the gospel to change lives. So I can think of nothing more important or exciting than to bring that “power” to life on film – literally coupling God’s power to change lives with the film medium (unarguably the most influential force in the world today). That’s why this new vision isn’t “just another Jesus movie,” it’s THE GOSPEL, brought to life on film. The vision is to use the latest and the best technologies/techniques to make a “world class,” state of the art film that will introduce Jesus to millions across the world, not only during a theater run, but ongoing in the hands of missionaries, Bible teachers, churches and individual believers.”

NEST: How can viewers participate in bringing this vision to reality with their prayers and financial support?

Bruce Marchiano: “I am producing this new film titled, “Jesus…No Greater Love,” as a non-profit outreach ministry as opposed to seeking big-pocket investors or going to the studios. For this reason, we are welcoming everyday believers to join together, unifying across America and the globe, with small donations that will all add up to funding “Jesus…No Greater Love.” This will literally make the film “produced by the body of Christ,” and I like to say further, “produced by and for the body of Christ to take Jesus to the nations.” This approach frees the film from business constraints that limit its ability to be given out freely where folks can’t afford it, to be posted on the Internet where people across the world can download it in their language w/o cost, to equip churches to hand out DVD’s (these are the kinds of things we want to do with the film when finished), use it not as a typical film release, but a “film outreach tool,” and so we’re inviting all believers to join together to make it happen. It’s all spelled out at www.newjesusmovie.com. Glory to Jesus!

NEST: We first worked together on the original release of The Gospel According to Matthew 15 years ago and the infomercial which brought the film to millions of families around the world; what do you remember most fondly about your experiences working with NEST?


Bruce Marchiano:
“I can remember the first time I was at NEST offices, and you sat me down to watch the infomercial, and we had a great afternoon together. What I remember most is the quality of people I met at NEST, just precious hard-working people who were excited about the opportunity to introduce life-changing resources to people. From the top down, I could see everyone was working with “higher intent” and a real passion… for people. This blessed my heart so much, and I was so proud to be represented by such a quality company – even as I am equally proud to be working with NEST today! May we all grow old together – changing lives one heart at a time!

NEST: What is one thing interesting about yourself that most people do not know?

Bruce Marchiano: “Well… I am now blushing to see this question. I tend to be a very private person and shy about myself. I’ll talk about Jesus all day long, but when it comes to me…ha ha! I can tell you that I love to be silly, and just enjoy warm silly humor. Yes, I love a good laugh and it is always the simple and silly things. I say this because when people meet me they are always surprised by this, they assumed I was this very “mega-spiritual,” intense person, who thrives on heavy spiritual discussion. Maybe it’s because in my work it can get so serious and intense – I mean, it’s all about saving lives all the time, and representing Jesus well, so it should be serious and intense – but when I’m just resting, enjoying dinner with friends, out and about…it’s just good fun to enjoy good fun with good-hearted and down to earth people doing simple things and just enjoying God’s goodness.

It’s so nice to just chat with waiters, valets and such because (having been one) I know that no one ever engages the. I like to make nice jokes with them and see them enjoy them. So, if you see me on the street, you may be surprised if you approach me and want to get into a heavy discussion. I may just smile big and give you a nice hug and say, “How about an ice cream and a walk in the sunshine instead,” ha ha!!! Glory to Jesus!

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