On The Edge
Interview with Guy Shafer of Compel Outreach International

Interview with Guy Shafer of Compel Outreach International

July 30, 2014

Compel Outreach is an international, indigenous missions outreach established by Bill and Wendy Britt. We seek to reach as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, in as many places as possible. Compel is on the ground, meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people all over the world. We rescue orphans, plant churches, educate children in Christian schools, train local pastors and church leaders, and hold mass crusades.

 

Interview with Jonathan Daugherty of Be Broken MInistries

Interview with Jonathan Daugherty of Be Broken MInistries

July 22, 2014

Be Broken Ministries exists to help men break free from sexually addictive behaviors in order to experience the fullness of life as God created it. Our mission is "healing sexual brokenness, by God's grace, one story at a time."

Interview with Meadowlark Lemon

Interview with Meadowlark Lemon

July 21, 2014

Interview with the "Funny Man" himself of The Harlem Globetrotters, who for so many years and still does, brings laughter and joy to so many people around the world.

Interview with Bob Fu of ChinaAid

Interview with Bob Fu of ChinaAid

July 18, 2014

A powerful interview with Bob Fu with ChinaAid concerning the issues that currently plague China and our Christian Brothers and Sisters.

Interview with Samaritans Purse/ Operation Christmas Child W/ Izabella McMillon

Interview with Samaritans Purse/ Operation Christmas Child W/ Izabella McMillon

July 17, 2014

Since 1993 over 100 million shoe boxes have been sent to children all over the world, giving not only the gifts of toys and necessities, but also the opportunity to share the gospel and then to disciple these children as they grow.

Izabella herself was a recipient of one of these boxes many years ago and was the key to bringing her to Christ. Take a listen and share with so many others..God Bless
Interview with Karol Ladd “The Positive Woman”

Interview with Karol Ladd “The Positive Woman”

July 16, 2014

A great interview with The Positive Lady- Karol Ladd and where God is taking women in this coming century.

Formerly a teacher, Karol is the best-selling author of over 30 books including The Power of a Positive Mom andA Woman’s Secret to Confident Living.

As a gifted communicator and dynamic leader, Karol is a popular speaker to women’s organizations, church groups and corporate events across the nation. Karol is a frequent guest on radio and television programs and teaches a monthly Bible study called Positive Woman Connection. She devotes her time to several different ministries which encourage, strengthen and help women around the world. Her most valued role is that of that of wife and mother.

Step 26a of The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Step 26a of The Ladder of Divine Ascent

July 16, 2014

Step 26    On Discernment… a

Discerning God’s Will for Our Lives Scripture on Discernment:

Step 25 o The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Step 25 o The Ladder of Divine Ascent

July 11, 2014

LADDER OF DIVINE ASCENT STEP 25

STEP 25  “DEVELOPING HUMILITY”

Scripture on Humility….

Proverbs 15:33  The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.

1 Peter 5:5-6  You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,

Step 24 of the Ladder of Divine Ascent

Step 24 of the Ladder of Divine Ascent

July 11, 2014

STEP 24  “LIVING MEEKLY”

On Meekness, Simplicity, Guilelessness, and Wickedness

Meekness = patient, mild, submissive.. Simplicity =simple state or quality, freedom from complexity.. Guilelessness = not being sly and/or cunning in dealing with others…Wickedness =  sinful, evil…..

Step 23 of the Ladder of Divine Ascent
Interview with David Barton of Wallbuilders

Interview with David Barton of Wallbuilders

July 9, 2014

WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built – a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined. In accord with what was so accurately stated by George Washington, we believe that "the propitious [favorable] smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation which disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained."

Interview with Samaritans Purse with Drew Privette

Interview with Samaritans Purse with Drew Privette

July 9, 2014

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

As our teams work in crisis areas of the world, people often ask, “Why did you come?” The answer is always the same: “We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Our ministry is all about Jesus—first, last, and always. As the Apostle Paul said, “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5, NIV).

Step 22 on The Ladder of Divine Ascent Series

Step 22 on The Ladder of Divine Ascent Series

July 9, 2014

STEP 22   HUMBLING OURSELVES

On the Many Forms of Vainglory

Vainglory = extreme self-pride and boastfulness

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,         Phil 2:3

Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other Gal 5:26

Step 21 on The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Step 21 on The Ladder of Divine Ascent

July 7, 2014

STEP 21  “FACING OUR FEAR”
Scripture on fear:
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.Psalm 27:1  The LORD is my light and m...

Step 20 of The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Step 20 of The Ladder of Divine Ascent

July 7, 2014

Step 20  Staying Alert


On bodily vigil and how to use it to attain spiritual vigil and how to practise it.


As we labor to ascend to God (understanding that prayer is both the way of and the end of the ascent) we must prepare ourselves for the test of prayer.  The first battle is getting to the place and time of prayer.  This is what St. John talked about in Step 19: overcoming sleep, getting out of bed (or staying out of bed) and actually forcing ourselves to attend to the time of prayer.  In Step 20 he talks about the next part of our struggle in prayer - alertness.

Interview with Carla Schwille of Carla’s Angels

Interview with Carla Schwille of Carla’s Angels

July 3, 2014

Carla's Story

Life is full of ups and downs and I, like you, have had my share of both.  Some of my darkest moments include the death of close family members and close friends, divorce, and financial issues.  I can remember moments in my life when I didn’t want to get out of bed, life was just too overwhelming.

But you know what consistently pulled me back?  My faith.  No matter how dark or bleak a situation seemed, I always knew in my heart that God had a plan for my life and that I didn’t know the big picture.  Many times throughout my life, I’ve said, “This burden is too heavy, I can’t do this alone” and have handed it all over to God.

  
But sometimes it’s hard to hand it all over.  Sometimes I’ll think, You can just work on this piece, I’ll handle the rest, and I’ve needed a physical, tangible reminder of my faith.  Somewhere deep inside I always knew I would make it back into the light and I did.

Angel Pins are a great physical and tangible reminder of faith.  You may not realize it, but when you wear an angel pin, as troubles come your way, you will unintentionally glance at your angel pin and subconsciously be reminded of your faith.  Wearing an angel pin also tells everyone that sees it that you are a believer.  What a large statement for a little trinket.

Step 19 on The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Step 19 on The Ladder of Divine Ascent

July 3, 2014

Step 19  Ladder of Divine Ascent = Staying Awake


There is a saying in the book of Proverbs which introduces the theme of Step 19 very well: "A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep - - so shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man." (Interestingly, this saying is repeated twice: Proverbs 6:10,11 and Proverbs 24:33,34).

Powerful interview with Gracia Burnham

Powerful interview with Gracia Burnham

July 2, 2014
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Gracia Burnham is the widow of Martin Burnham and the mother of Jeff, Mindy and Zach.

For 17 years she and Martin served with New Tribes Mission in the Philippines where Martin was a jungle pilot delivering mail, supplies and encouragement to other missionaries and transporting sick and injured patients to medical facilities. Gracia served in various roles supporting the aviation program and also home-schooled their children--all of which were born in the Philippines.

While celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary at Dos Palmas Resort off Palawan Island, the Burnhams were kidnapped on May 27, 2001, by the Abu Sayyaf Group, a militant group of Muslims. They seized several more guests and took them to Basilan Island, an ASG stronghold.

Step 18 Of The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Step 18 Of The Ladder of Divine Ascent

July 2, 2014

STEP 18  “AVOID INSENSITIVITY…. GETTING SERIOUS”

 

Insensitivity = The inability to respond to affective changes in interpersonal environment. Not sensitive, numb, lacking sensitivity to the feelings or circumstances of others..  Lacking in obedience to God’s Word.