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Jon Fuller is on a mission to be a true example of Christ in his life and in his work. He introduces you to men and women of faith who have walked different paths to find a true Christianity that they live out each and every day. Some paths have been bumpy and filled with debris, but through it all, grace and faith have been a sustaining force in the lives of these men. You won't find any fake and phoney Christianity here.....just real people with a heart for God and living out His call on their lives. Join us for new episodes each week. We'd love it if you'd share the show with other men of faith who need support and encouragement along their journey.
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Nov 30, 2016

Stephen Blake Kanicka is a Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer. His musicality has been noted by the New York Times and featured on Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, The View, Ellen Degeneres, and the Today Show.

Stephen Blake grew up deeply entrenched in the world of music, as his mother was a Vocal Performance major in college. His innate ear for music was noticed at a very young age when he would climb the piano and play the melodies he heard around him. His talent was then fostered with Suzuki ear training, followed by over ten years of classical study in piano, theory, and music history. All of these experiences set the foundation for a strong melodic sense and technical proficiency while also gaining a deep respect for the classical composers, particularly Mozart and Beethoven.

Further development was pursued as a member of a jazz ensemble, chamber choir, and with local artists. At the young age of 16, Stephen Blake was invited to travel nation-wide with an arena tour – giving him his first introduction to the commercial music industry. By the time he graduated from high school, he had gained significant musical training, real-world experience, and had composed and produced several of his own arrangements.

Professionally, Stephen Blake has continued to hone his craft over the years as a musical director, string arranger, and collaborator with many artists – both onstage and in the studio. Notably, he has worked and performed with Atlantic Records artist, Jason Castro, as well as critically-acclaimed Aqualung, who likened his musical sensibilities to those of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.

Currently, he records and performs with the award-winning band, for KING & COUNTRY, while also continuing his creative work in the studio with various artists and projects he finds inspiring.

He lives with his wife, Brittany, in Franklin, Tennessee.

 

 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • A lifelong passion for music
  • Blake’s inspiration: “The Lord goes before you and fights your battles.” Also, Psalm 23
  • Ups and downs in the music business
  • Blake’s biggest struggle: servanthood
  • The importance of relationships that can help and keep you accountable
  • “Treasure hunters”
  • Music’s profound emotion
  • College at Texas A&M: no musical instruments for THREE years!
  • Blake’s move to LA, joining a band, living within God’s will
  • Blake’s advice to the younger Blake: “The Holy Spirit is real. Don’t let other things challenge your faith.”
  • Having faith to step out
  • Having wise counsel
  • Blake’s favorite current project: a version of Amazing Grace for an upcoming movie, with rapper KB
  • Blake’s parting advice: “There is a power in mystery. I have a great hope that we continue to embrace the mysterious. Be careful what you let yourself absorb.”
Nov 23, 2016

Today’s guest is ALL IN to serve Jesus! Madison Carthel is inspired to set an unquenchable fire for audacious women. She does this through her Facebook ministry, After His Heart, where women of all ages and stages in life can come together and grow in the Lord.

 Madison married her high school sweetheart almost 9 years ago, and now is a stay-at-home mom of FIVE boys—from 18 months to age 7. Madison and her husband recently became licensed foster care parents and are looking to add a daughter to their brood very soon! You’ll be inspired in your walk with Jesus through listening to Madison, so join us now!

 

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.areyoureal.org.

Nov 16, 2016

I was so honored that the Enkindle Conference in Amarillo, TX invited me to be a speaker last week. A few episodes ago, I interviewed Christy Austin of Enkindle, so you will want to check out that show. I had the privilege of closing out the conference on Saturday night. I spoke about purpose. What it looks like and why we should fulfill our God-given purpose. I wanted to give you an opportunity to hear what I was speaking about because it is a message that I think we all need to hear.

 

In this episode we also discuss:

 

  • Jon’s entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Do we have to give up business in order to minister
  • Getting a spiritual mentor wasn’t as easy as it should have been
  • Why the right questions weren’t being asked
  • You can minister through your business
  • We are privileged to be able to co-create with God
  • Waiting on God…why it drives Jon crazy!
  • Learn what you should covet
  • Ask God what He designed you to do
  • What is marketplace revival
  • The importance of figuring out your own personal mission statement

 

Nov 9, 2016
Rusty Pang is a psychological Sherpa. Using a combination of psychological tools and counseling techniques, he challenges the sacred cows in your life that keep you stuck. Co-founder of Entrepurpose, he and his business partner, Brian Laprath, have created a proven system to discover your God-given purpose. They believe that you are here for a reason; that reason can be known; and that reason can be lived.
 

 

You can read the full show notes at www.areyoureal.org.

Nov 2, 2016

Co-Founder of YesLord, Inc, Cristi Gooding is here today to share her story of freedom and how she got into ministry.  She has a story of addiction and recovery, and now she only lives to be obedient to God. Cristi has an amazing story of how God gave her a vision of Yes Lord! She explains what it is and what the mission of it is. 

 

Listen to the episode as Cristi also discusses:

 

  • What a “dwell night” is and what it means
  • The early beginnings of Yes Lord!
  • Why she didn’t wait for the Lord to drop her ministry in her lap
  • How she stepped out in faith to get Yes Lord! started
  • The miracles she has seen from her twice monthly “dwell nights”
  • How she got global reach for Yes Lord! in the first week!
  • How a t-shirt has been instrumental in starting the movement
  • Why she feels so strongly about her own personal testimony
  • Her 20 year drug addiction
  • Her choice to overcome her meth addiction and how she laid it down overnight
  • How childhood rejection led her to a food addiction that later turned into drug addiction
  • How the real battle began when she quit drugs and went back to her food addiction
  • The process of becoming unbound from addictions and how she dealt with it…..this was the hard part
  • Why it has taken almost 10 years to break the chains of addiction that bind her
  • Her childhood agreement with lies she believed about herself, and the ramifications
  • How “giving” is her weakness, and she has trouble receiving
  • What God is stirring within her

 

 

 

 

Connect with Cristi:

 

Website for Yes Lord is in the works, so stay tuned

facebook.com/yeslord

facebook.com/Cristi.Cathey.Gooding

 

To get your FREE Yes Lord T-Shirt - Email: yes.lord1999@yahoo.com and send your shirt size and shipping address. Mention that you heard about it on Are You Real Podcast!

 

 

Recommended Resources:

 

Honor’s Reward

Girls with Swords

Breaking Free - Beth Moore

 

 

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