Media

Where I seek out and post what's positive, encouraging, (and inspirational) in the media.

 

 I Am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives.

There's nothing quite like a collection of personal stories. They're relatable, real, genuine, moving, and heart-felt. In this book, there are 20 real-life stories of people whose lives have been drastically changed by the power and redemption of Jesus Christ. All stories are from the "I Am Second" movement which proclaims that God is indeed the first priority in our lives .. and we are second. If you need a strong reminder to live for God, further His kingdom, and make him a part of your everyday life, you've come to the right place. Discover what it means to be and live SECOND.
 "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness." ~ Matthew 6:33
 
 

 "Oh Sweet Lorraine"

Have you seen this video yet? I think you need to.
 
"Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT)
 
 

 I'm Singing: Kari Jobe

"I will sing of your strength;
    I will sing aloud of your steadfast love."
 ~Psalm 59:16
 
 

 Matthew West Shares The Meaning of Forgiveness

 
After releasing a book titled The Story of Your Life: Inspiring stories of God at work in people just like you, in September 2011, in his new book Forgiveness, West compiles moving stories of people who have faced some of life's greatest challenges -- yet allowed God to help them offer the impossible. (Released: July 23, 2013)

 "This one story in particular had a profound impact on me. It hit me kind of hard. It's about a woman who did the impossible, and it made me ask myself if I could do the same." --Matthew West
 
 
Discover the meaning behind his song with the same name:
 
 

Jeremy Camp Launches Speaking Louder Ministries

 
As a Christian music artist, Jeremy Camp's career has earned him 25 No. 1 radio singles and success for songs including "Walk by Faith," "I Still Believe" and "There Will Be a Day." Camp began a new chapter at the start of August 2013 by officially launching his ministry. He said, "Just seeing the doors open around the world for the Gospel being preached...that's my heart."
 


Visit speakinglouderministries.com :
Guatemala
 

What a blessing!  


Hey Guys! When Life Throws You a Curveball:

 http://www.quarterlifeman.com/blog/2013/07/15/when-life-throws-you-a-curveball/

 
I love what this article says. It reminds me of own post relating to what I've learned about God's will: "And so we wait. But waiting is good. Waiting always gives us the opportunity to become further aligned with God’s will."
 
 

The Impact of A Woman's Beauty 

by: Josh Dupuy

http://encouragedlife.com/2013/07/08/the-impact-of-a-womans-beauty/

 
"Ladies, if there is anything I can tell you and encourage you to do…CHALLENGE US and PROTECT YOUR DIGNITY! I have no choice but to respect a woman who respects herself." -- Josh Dupuy 
 
 

I Love You More

Ladies, we shouldn't forget who loved us first -- and who loves us more: God.
 
 

 Two Movies You'll Want to See:

 

1.) A Strange Brand of Happy

September 13, 2013
 
"Finding Yourself Takes a Search Party."
 A uniquely faith-friendly romantic comedy starring Grammy Award winner Rebecca St. James and Academy Award winner Shirley Jones. 
 
 Watch the trailer:
 
Visit the movie's website:
 

2.) Grace Unplugged

October 4, 2013
 
"Sometimes, chasing your dreams leads you right to where you belong."
Starring AJ Michalka and James Denton. As 18 year-old Grace Trey chases her dreams, she feels more and more pressure to compromise her values, and puts strain on her relationship with her parents. Will everything she experiences lead her to reject her faith … or rediscover it?
 
Watch the trailer:
 
Visit the Movie's website:
 
 

Brandon Heath Releases Music Video for "Love Does."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jteOVglvxcY

 
On July 3, 2013 Brandon Heath released his first official music video from his latest album Blue Mountain. Heath not only put together a video that brings his song to life, but also one that touches the heart of the listener and viewer. Creatively and passionately, Heath not only shares his music, but Bob Goff's book Love Does and the organization Food for the Hungry.
 
 
 
Bob Goff's website:
 
 
Food for the Hungry website:
 

Zach Sobiech: Powerful Story. Strong Message.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/21/zach-sobiech-18yearold-cl_n_3312838.html

 
 After being diagnosed when he was fourteen years old, 18 year-old Zach Sobiech lost his battle with osteosarcoma on Monday May 20, 2013. Zach was -and will- continue to be an inspiration to many with a message that shares how he chose hope over despair, faith over fear, and lived life to the fullest.
 

 "You don't have to find out you're dying to start living." --Zach Sobiech

 
 

Kylie Bisutti: "I'm No Angel"

A Story for the Girls

http://www.policymic.com/articles/38581/kylie-bisutti-quits-victoria-s-secret-angel-gives-up-modeling-for-role-modeling

 
 
 "I quit being a VS model to become a Proverbs 31 wife" --Kylie Bisutti

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3m-J8enM3A 

 
 

Pray ~ Sanctus Real

 
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." --Philippians 4: 6-7
 
"You know my heart, you know my need, you know every part of me. So even if it's just to speak your name, I'm gonna pray."
 

Shane Burcaw Turns His Struggle With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Into A Message Of Hope

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/shane-burcaw-laughing-at-my-nightmare_n_3072418.html

 
A beautiful reminder of the abundant blessings that are ours, and the power of a positive attitude.
 
"It's not only our mission to raise money for muscular distrophy research, but also to laugh, and to make others laugh with us. Life is way to beautiful to give in so easily." --Shane Burcaw
 
 

 Jeremy Camp's Testimony:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFLFFBhcUEM



 
"His hand has been on me the whole time, so He's not going to let me go through anything that's not according to His purpose." --Jeremy Camp
 
Isebella, Jeremy, Egan, Arianne, and Adrienne
 
 

The Man Who Left Hollywood For His True Calling

http://www.dailygood.org/view.php?qid=5219

"What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else." --Joseph
 
Scott Neeson, a former head of 20th Century Fox International, cares for more than 1,000 Cambodian children and their families.
 

Young Dancer Epitomizes Triumph Over Tragedy

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57578978/young-dancer-epitomizes-triumph-over-tragedy/

"It was perfect timing because i was going through so much and she gave me hope to keep going." --Michaela Deprince 

 Jackie Robinson and the Pattern of Jesus

http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/jackie-robinson-and-the-pattern-of-jesus 

"The heart of the Jackie Robinson story is that he changed America by successfully living out, both on and off the baseball field, the revolutionary and world-changing words of Jesus” --Eric Metaxas
 
 

Hillsong United Preaching Faith Worldwide

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2296942312001/hillsong-united-preaching-faith-worldwide/ 

 
Musician Joel Houston on how his church is making huge waves using music to spread a message.
"I [owe my success to] the amazing scandalous nature of God's grace. I believe that He really wants to use ordinary people wherever they find themselves." --Houston 
 

99 Balloons: A Tribute to Eliot - Video

http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Remembering-Eliot-The-99-Balloons-Video

"God gives. God takes. God's name be ever blessed." --Job 1:21
 
 

Definitely a Favorite! Validation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980jV7Ao



I Am Second

This video touched me the first time I saw it several months back.
I think it really sheds light on what a friend is, and the importance of these honest relationships. (Especially in today's social media world) 
 

http://www.iamsecond.com/seconds/doug-bender/

 

 

Leave You Alone ~ Chasen

 
"Despite your many scars, He'll meet you where you are. You'll never have to do this alone."

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