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Month: June 2015

America is Sodom?!?!

On Friday, June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States of America made what is going to go down as a major decision. It ruled that laws prohibiting gay marriage were unconstitutional and that all 50 states must acknowledge and perform marriages for same sex couples. Needless to say, twitter was celebratory: The …

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All In

My uncle and I were talking the other day. My uncle, who is the former associate pastor of my church, and I are extremely close. Since he’s moved to Dallas, we’ve become kind of like best friends… at least to me. Anyway, we were talking last Sunday about a series his church, Christian World Church, …

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The Confederate Flag and Witnessing

Have you heard about the confederate battle flag controversy? If you haven’t, you’ve probably been in a closet with no wifi or cell service. Wish I could do that sometimes. Anyway, how should we, as Christians view this controversy? Why is it even relevant to Christians? Warning: People will not agree with me. That’s fine, …

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Hobbes the stuffed tiger has grand adventure at TIA

Tampa International Airport has a lot of great amenities — clean terminals, nice restrooms and local restaurants. Now you can add one more things to that list — a very caring staff. On Saturday, June 6, a mother called the airport frantically asking if they had seen a stuffed tiger named Hobbes. Her 6-year-old son Owen …

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Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is upon us once again! I am BLESSED to have had a good hard working dad that we lovingly call “Pop.” I am also very blessed to have a wonderful husband and father for my children. As moms and wives, it is important for us to be the “help meet” that God intends …

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Thoughts on my -1st Father’s Day

August 25, 2015. It’s a little over two months away, and as of right now, that is (tentatively) the day that my life will change. It is a turning point in my life. It is the day that my daughter, Loretta, is scheduled to arrive. The exact date may change between now and then, but …

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Fathers Day… Is It Really Happy?

Father’s Day? Is it really Happy? My children have a perfectly fine dad and for that I am eternally thankful. I appreciate him and all he does for the wild monkeys that are my children. He works long hours and puts up with all the crazy that is our life. I hope he has a …

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Unfiltered

  Hey, guys! My name is Derek! I’m one of the bloggers/reporters/whatever else I’m called upon to do for this site! I’m so excited to be able to embark on this mission with some very good friends. Hopefully, y’all will enjoy reading our blogs, Bible studies, and news just as much we enjoy doing all …

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Introducing Mom’s Guide to Revival Survival!

Welcome to another parenting blog! We hope you enjoy your visit, and hope you find encouragement (and maybe a laugh or two) during your time here! If you are looking for a parenting blog on how to be perfect parents with perfect kids this is NOT that blog! We are two moms doing our very …

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Background: What is Jesus Name News?

Background. I guess that is where we should start. We started Jesus Name News in March of 2015, we started talking about it in January or so. But, really, that’s not far enough back. Some of us have been talking about doing this kind of thing since 2005. But for me that’s not even the …

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Its Time To Pray

A horrible tragedy has happened. A man in his early 20s has opened fire in a prayer meeting in Charleston, South Carolina killing 9 people, including the pastor of the church. We, as a church, should be holding up the families and the church who lost people up in prayer. We should be praying for …

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Modest is NOT Hottest

Growing up in a materialistic world is a challenge, I won’t sugar coat it. Pretty much all of my self esteem issues can stem back to those moments I unwisely compared myself to some unrealistic expectation found on a magazine or makeup add, of what I should look like. The fashion industry called for shorter …

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