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I know what its like to have 2 million dollars in my stock account and I know what its like to have 0 dollars in my stock AND bank account! Ive made it all and lost it all, over and over. And I have to admit, the times when I was the happiest was when I had alot of money. But was I fufilled? Absolutely not. It was never enough, even with all the great “christian” intentions I had for the money. I always wanted just a LITTLE more, so I could help that person down the street with some need. Thats how I rationalized it. I was going to use the money for GOD! But money has a subtle way of stripping us of that close relationship with God. The more we have, the less reliant on God we become to provide. And in losing that, we miss out on so much spiritual growth. 

I’m not saying having money is bad. There really is ALOT of good that can be done with money. I know this. But when I see the stock market collapsing and people losing jobs and life savings, I can only see that as a good thing for our country, spiritually. Why? Because we will come to see God as the provider. We will stop trusting in money for our security. We will see more opportunities to show the love of Christ to people who are in need.

I don’t recommend books very often but I have to here. This book has really changed my attitude about this topic and so much else. Its gotten me back into the Word. Its refocused me on my mission in this life. The book is ‘crazy love’ and its website is at www.crazylovebook.com. You can order it at amazon.com. Even if you don’t get the book, at least watch his videos on the official website for the book. I’m telling you, it will change your life in some way!

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Posted in Personal Thoughts by Mike

I am frustrated. I want to be inspired. I want to be moved. I want something I can feel proud to show people. I’d LOVE something to be able to show someone who isn’t even a Christian. Something that would at least get them to think or plant a seed. But most of the christian videos being made today still have such a low quality look and are just recycling the same cliches. Why can’t we in the christian community develop unique ways of presenting biblical truths?

So here are some overused ideas (with some sarcasm) I can’t stand anymore: Read the rest of this entry »

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I wanted to write a blog article real quick about why I stopped taking church website clients. I don’t really like writing about myself personally so that’s why I never really went into much detail but enough people have asked so I’ll post a summary for those interested.

In summer of 05, I lost all my money in the stock market. Read the rest of this entry »

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Finally, something that’s never been done! (or if it has, I definitely can’t find it ANYWHERE)

Do you ever feel so completely exhausted… not because you’re tired physically… but because you can’t stop thinking about something… over… and over.. and over? When you go to sleep you think about it, when you’re working through the day, you think about… when your trying to just relax, you think about… and it consumes you… and it drains you… and you have no idea how to make it stop. THIS is my brain. Everyday. For the past 2 years. Desperately trying to think of ways to use my God given gifts to reach people for Christ. My gosh, there are SO many books out on how to reach people, its almost mind numbing in and of itself. And yet, we still seem to be losing the battle here in America. But finally… today… I think God gave me something! And I hope to be able to share it with the online world sometime next year when its complete. There is no one doing anything like this in the christian world! Bits and pieces exist all over the web, yes, but no one has put together everything in such a way as to really grab the imagination and the attention of people who are lost. Read the rest of this entry »

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