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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 15, 2017

Do you believe that God has uniquely gifted you to bring about his glorious kingdom on earth? What’s holding you back? Whether it is fear, insecurity, mental illness, or environmental pressures, we face so many challenges on our way to discovering God’s will for our lives. Yet, His will is the thing we most long for. Today, I want to bring to you the story of someone who has faced truly difficult seasons of suffering, but came out the other end clinging to calling.

Rebekah Lyons is an author of two books, a mother to three, wife to one, and dog walker of two from Nashville. Rebekah likes to think of herself as an old soul who is always asking the big questions. She uses her gift of words to write about hardship: about becoming a first-time mom to a child with Downs Syndrome, struggling with her own mental health, inexplicable encounters with the Holy Spirit, and loving on the sick and lonely.

Rebekah’s story is one filled with ample grace and overflowing wisdom. I was lucky to get the chance to talk to her about everything and anything. She truly does have a gift for words, so be prepared for a Truth bomb or two. The good kind, I assure you!

More in this episode:

  • Rebekah openly shares how she stumbled across her meaning and struggled with her “unraveling.”
  • Speaking out against shame and other unsavory ways mental health is treated in the church.
  • The Spirit of God is working in amazing ways.
  • The difference between a life of surrender and a life of purpose.
  • Rebekah shares her perspective on the “Upside Down Kingdom.”
  • Advice for living in the present in God’s Will.

Connect with Rebekah Online

http://www.rebekahlyons.com/

Nov 8, 2017

Have you ever heard the voice of God? That sounds like something we can’t touch—oh that only happens in the Old Testament! Perhaps not so much with burning bushes and pillars of light, but what about a whisper? Each of us has so much to offer the world because of the blessings and gifts that God has given us, but for many, we haven’t learned to listen for the still small whisper of God’s will and direction for our lives. Let’s stop shouting at God for answers, and start listening.          

Today I am super excited because my guest is definitely a divine appointment. I have with me today Mark Batterson, a New York Times Bestselling Author, Pastor of National Community Church, and a true family man. He believes pastoring in the DC area is his real calling, but so is writing. We are pumped to dive into his new book, Whisper, as well as his journey to finding his purpose. In Whisper, Mark explains how we can understand the Languages of God to understand our place in God’s Kingdom. This is such a needed discussion in this day and age, and I know you will be blessed by the knowledge Mark has to share.

Dive in today with more from Mark:

  • Mark shares how he truly found his calling as a minister.
  • With so many spheres of influence, we can go into a mission field by making incredible things.
  • God is the loudest voice in your life, which is how Whisper came to be.
  • Mark shares his story of first hearing God’s whisper.
  • Whisper talks about the 7 Languages of God. Mark shares how he landed on those 7.
  • Let’s talk about desires. How do we sort out our selfish ambitions and the God-given desires?
  • We talk about the incredibly fun “Goosebumps Test.”
  • What are the misconceptions about prophetic ministry? How can we combat them?

Resources:

Connect with Mark Online

https://www.markbatterson.com/

@MarkBatterson on Twitter and Instagram

Nov 1, 2017

Are you feeling like you’ve lost sight of your purpose? Do you doubt that God has a plan for you because of your past? Today, I want you to know that you are not alone. You haven’t made a mistake too big, and you haven’t walked too far away for God to love you and use you for his purpose. I can’t think of anyone better to bring that truth home to you today than this week’s guest, Liz Curtis Higgs.

 Liz is a speaker and writer who is passionate about bringing God’s Truth to women (and men!) all over the country. Liz is a Bestselling author who has written 28 books, her most recent being 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path. In each, she uses her gift of words to show God’s grace and truth towards us, and she knows a thing or two about grace! A self-proclaimed “Former Bad Girl,” Liz was saved by the power of the Holy Spirit. She became hungry to know God and eager to teach truth to others. I know you will be inspired by her journey to discovering God’s special plan for her.

Show Highlights:

  • We dive right into the amazing book of Proverbs.
  • Liz shares how her testimony led to a calling as a speaker.
  • What was the worst speaking engagement ever? Listen to hear the story!
  • When one door closes, God will always open another.
  • What do you do when God is less than clear about His will for you?
  • Liz shares her strengths and her shortcomings with refreshing honesty.
  • Advice for speakers and writers wanting to build up their business.

Resources

http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/

Oct 25, 2017

When you picture God, who do you think of? For many, God is like an all-powerful Gandalf figure ready to pass judgment with a wave of his magic staff.  God is either an Old Testament God of justice or an uncaring, distant figure. Since many people in our culture today have such a skewed perspective on God’s character, I wanted to reach out to a professional on the subject to see what wisdom he might have to bring to the table.

Meet Pastor Brian Zahnd of the Word Of Life Church, a member of the Jesus Movement and author of six books. Brian made a change at 45 where he came out of “pop Christianity” and into a more authentic faith. He returned to the Church Fathers, to philosophy, and to his passion for Jesus. Brain went on a long fast and then read as much as he possibly could about Christianity. Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God is Brain’s newest book, and today we wanted to pick apart why he wrote it, and how it can change your life. God is a loving Father! Take that encouragement and run with it today.

More in this episode:

  • Brian’s journey to a real, authentic personal faith.
  • Brian shares the books and writers that helped him change his perspective.
  • The moment in Brian’s life that changed everything.
  • What is our problem with hell? What can we do to change it?
  • Examples of Scripture where sacrifice, forgiveness, and love come together.
  • We are all on a journey to discover the true living God.
  • How do you view your heavenly Father?
  • The future for the church in America.

Resources

Connect with Brian online: https://brianzahnd.com/

Oct 18, 2017

What are some things you struggle with in life? Do you have them in your mind? Now, would you be able to tell people about those struggles? Many people will say no, a few will say yes. Today, our guest Matt Carter, member of the post-punk/hardcore band Emery and host of The BadChristian Podcast, will be talking with your very own Jon Fuller about this sensitive topic, among other things. Listen to this episode of Are You Real to learn more about Matt and hear what he has to say about many topics.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • What led Matt to start his podcast
  • Where Matt got the idea to name his podcast BadChristian
  • How Christianity can sometimes look/be “fake”
  • Challenges that God has brought Matt through in his life
  • Matt’s biggest strengths and weaknesses
  • What Matt feels God has in store for him
  • How Matt genuinely loves people
  • What advice Matt would give his younger self
  • Advice to you from Matt

 Links:

Resources:

Are You Real

Bad Christian

Oct 11, 2017

Have you ever started out in one place and ended up somewhere completely different? Maybe it was with a job, or a project you were working on. Dr. Leelo Bush has been there, and she is here on the show to talk to ROAR Nation about it today. She started out studying Christian Counseling and ended up starting the PCCCA. Tune into this episode of Are You Real to learn more about Dr. Bush and her journey.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • A little bit about Dr. Bush’s past and present
  • How Dr. Bush’s journey to coaching
  • Challenges Dr. Bush had to face as an entrepreneur
  • How Dr. Bush got through those challenges
  • What made Dr. Bush realize she wasn’t made to work for someone else
  • Bush’s biggest strengths and weaknesses
  • What God is doing with and inside of Dr. Bush right now
  • A little bit about Essential Oils and what they do for you
  • Personal habits that have brought Dr. Bush closer to the Lord
  • What Dr. Bush would tell her younger self
  • “Parting” advice from Dr. Bush

Resources:

Are You Real

PCCCA

AADP

Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith

Essential Oil Academy

Oct 4, 2017

What comes first in your life? Is it your work? Is it your time with the Lord? Today, the special guest on the show is Kasey Fuller, Jon’s wife. The couple is talking about managing your time and prioritizing your life so that God and your relationships come first. Listen to the 70th episode to learn more!

 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Jon and Kasey make things work in their marriage/relationship
  • What prioritizing your life looks like
  • How to maintain relationships with other people and the Lord
  • Difficulties in parenting and how Jon and Kasey deal with them
  • Main stresses and how the Fullers get through that 
  • How to deal with people who are less organized that can get in the way of your routine 
  • Stressors that a lot of women deal with 
  • The difference between hard working and working yourself too hard

 

Resources:

Are You Real 

Fit Marriage 

 

Sep 27, 2017

Have you ever gone through a time where everything just feels so dark? In those times, it is difficult not to ask why God has left you, but you are right where he wants you at all times. God has a plan from all of us. Today’s guest, Michael McGreevy, has been in a place like that too, but, with God’s help, he climbed out of that hole and is now coaching other men in similar situations. Listen to this episode to learn more about Michael and his journey.

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • A little bit about Michael and what he does
  • Hard times that Michael had to go through
  • How God led Michael out of these trials
  • How little things that someone says or does can change your life
  • What to do when and after you find your purpose
  • Michael’s biggest strengths and weaknesses
  • What Michael is working on now
  • What Michael would tell his younger self
  • Parting advice from Michael

Resources:

Are You Real

McGreevy Leadership

The True Measure of a Man by Richard E. Simmons

Sep 20, 2017

Who is that one person in your life who has always stuck by you? Be it man or woman, everyone needs a spiritual friend and father who will guide us and even just to sit and talk with. In many peoples lives, that person is Phil Dowdy, our special guest on the show today. This episode will focus on Phil as he tells us about himself and the journey God has brought him on throughout his life. 

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • The many steps that led Phil to ministry 
  • What apostolic ministry is and where it is found in the Bible
  • Advice for young pastors/people going into ministry 
  • Why everyone needs a spiritual father or mother
  • What is a spiritual father or mother and what does he/she do?
  • How to “get your passion back”
  • Phil’s biggest strengths and weaknesses 
  • “Parting” advice from Phil

Resources:

Are You Real 

Equipping the Equippers by Jonathan Welton

Sep 13, 2017

Have you ever seen the movie Sully with Tom Hanks? Our special guest today was on the plane that crashed into the Hudson. Dave Sanderson tells the story of how God prepared him and is still preparing him in this episode of Are You Real. Tune in to hear Dave’s amazing story of how God saved him and is still workmen in his life and others today. 

 

About Dave:

 

Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker, and author. His thoughts on leadership have made him an internationally sought-out speaker.

When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be.

The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane.

Despite the hazards to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing.

That experience profoundly changed his life and today he travels the globe sharing his inspirational and motivational leadership messages to help people make a difference in how they do business and live their lives.

 

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • A little bit about Dave’s past
  • What Dave is doing now
  • The moment that Dave realized what God created him to do
  • How God prepared Dave for the life he is living now
  • What it took for Dave to leave his job and go out on his own
  • How Dave “earned the right to lead”
  • What happened the day the plane crashed
  • Lessons that Dave learned the day of the crash
  • Dave’s biggest strengths and weaknesses 
  • What God is doing inside of Dave right now
  • What Dave would tell his younger self 
  • Advice from Dave

 

Resources:

Moments Matter by Dave Sanderson

Are You Real 

Sully Official Movie

Dave Sanderson Speaks

 

Sep 6, 2017

Do you have many theological questions that nobody seems to be answering for you? You're not alone. Mike Heiser, our special guest today, has met many people who have questions that pastors and theologians don't have the answers to, or simply don't have the time to explain. Tune into today's episode of Are You Real to hear some of those questions and finally get some answers. 

Mike earned his PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Before going to the UW-Madison, Mike earned an M.A. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania (major fields were Ancient Israel and Egyptology), and another M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Hebrew Studies).  He also attended Dallas Theological Seminary.  Mike’s undergraduate degree is from Bob Jones University, but he also attended Bible college for three years.

 

Mike has an active ministry to people whose worldview is molded by occult, paranormal, and esoteric beliefs.  He observed that many who have adopted “alternative” worldviews were formerly traditional theists and Christians who left the faith when their questions on difficult passages and topics went unanswered, or when spiritual leaders failed to address experiences they had had.  Mike seeks to fill these gaps as a Christian scholar and has become well known in these circles through writing, speaking, and numerous radio appearances. 

 

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • A little bit about Mike Heiser and his past
  • When Mike really started to understand the Bible and what it says 
  • The first thing Mike taught that offended people
  • How mythology and pop culture ties into the Bible and Mike’s book “Supernatural”
  • Why are there so many “bad things” in our world?
  • What God’s “unseen hand” does
  • What is the “spiritual battle”?
  • What Mike would tell his younger self and why 

 

Resources:

drmsh.com 

 

 

Aug 31, 2017

Phillip Juarez was a normal person just like you and me until a terrible accident left him in the hospital. Phillip then turned to drugs and alcohol to try and fill up the empty spaces inside of him. After being arrested, and hurting many people, he began writing and rapping music, making a name for himself: Kilo Brown.

Phillip was arrested two more times before he finally started seeking God’s help. He was on his hands and knees, literally, begging for God’s forgiveness and guidance.

God started a fire in Phillip. He started making music again, this time, Christian music. He now goes on tour singing God’s word and working in the community.

If you are struggling, whether it’s with drug and alcohol, or something totally different, God is there for you, even when you can't see His hand. Sometimes it feels like everyone in the world has abandoned us, but we need to always know that God is here. Phillip Juarez is here on the show today talking about his journey and how God broken him down, then built him back up.

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • What Phillip is doing now
  • A little bit about Phillips past
  • The moment Phillip realized he needed God
  • How Phillip got back into music after being saved
  • Phillip Juarez’s biggest strengths and weaknesses
  • Where is God leading Phillip
  • Daily habits that allow Phillip to have a solid walk with Jesus
  • What Phillip would tell his younger self

Resources:

Two minutes in the Bible Through Proverbs: A 90-day Devotional by Boyd Bailey 

Are You Real

Aug 23, 2017

Do you feel that you have a calling? What does that mean exactly? Today, Jon Fuller and his special guest Bob Scott are talking about the true meaning of a “calling” and how you can change the world, with God, by God. 

About Bob:

Bob Scott is a senior advisory leader for Joseph Company Global, with diverse experience in multiple sectors – business, technology, financial, sports, entertainment and non-profit organizations.

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • Bob’s background
  • What it means to have a calling
  • What Bob did when he hit a fork in the road of his life
  • Different people’s views on church
  • History and the Bible/church
  • Is there a fine line between Christian and secular 
  • Bob’s strengths and weaknesses 
  • How God is working in Bob’s life right now

 

Resources:

Are You Real 

jocomglobal.com 

 

Aug 16, 2017

Have you ever struggled to know what God was saying to you? Are you growing weary of trying to 'figure out' what He wants you to do?Jesus said ''My sheep will know My voice."

Jesus said ''My sheep will know My voice."If recognizing His voice is challenging for you, help is on the way! This incredibly practical and Biblically sound teaching will help you find His voice in the midst of all the clutter. He is speaking to you more often than you realize. Learn to recognize His voice.

If recognizing His voice is challenging for you, help is on the way! This incredibly practical and Biblically sound teaching will help you find His voice in the midst of all the clutter. He is speaking to you more often than you realize. Learn to recognize His voice.About the author:

About the author:

Walt Hill has been studying and teaching Biblical truth for over 25 years. He has served as lead Pastor of four different congregations in addition to traveling nationally. His approach is down to earth and enables all Believers, regardless of their church experience level to apprehend and walk in the truth God has given us. He has been married to his wife Keri for 27 years and they have two grown children, Amy and Steven.

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • How Jon met Walt
  • A little bit about Walt’s past and his journey
  • What you can do when you hit a bump in the road of your life
  • Scriptures that have shaped Walt’s life
  • What is/isn’t eternal life?
  • What Walt did when he got to a crossroads in his life
  • Challenging moments in Walt’s life
  • How Walt’s challenges turned into blessings
  • Walt’s biggest strengths and weakness
  • About Walt’s new book
  • Why Walt wrote his book
  • What Walt would tell his younger self

 

Resources:

God Still Talks to Regular People by Walt Hill

God Still Talks

DIY Remodel Your Life by Jon Fuller

Are You Real

Aug 9, 2017

Do you ever feel like you aren't good enough to be loved? God loves you. Today’s special guest, Michael Miller, struggled with feeling rejected when he was younger, but, by the grace of God, he got through that and is now prophetic ministries pastor. Tune into today’s episode to learn more about Michael Miller and his amazing journey.

Michael Miller and his wife Sara reside in Denver, Colorado.  After graduating from Texas A&M he worked for a para-church ministry called Young Life.  It was during that time he developed a friendship with Professor Jack Deere, author of Surprised by the Power of the Holy Spirit.  Michael then went to work for Jack at Wellspring Church in North Richland Hills, Texas, where he ran the healing ministry and travelled with Jack to minister to varying churches.  In 2010, Michael was blessed by Jack and the Wellspring elders to do several church plants/prayer rooms with Freeland Ministries now known as The Upper Room. He is currently pastoring at the Upper Room Denver and regularly speaks, trains, and ministers in churches both locally and abroad.

 

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • A little bit about Michael Miller
  • What early ministry was like for Michael
  • Struggles Michael faced in his early ministry days
  • How Michael knew this is what he was called for
  • Dark seasons in Michael’s ministry
  • Problems Michael had with relationships
  • How to overcome relationship struggles
  • Michaels biggest strengths and weaknesses
  • What Michael is currently working on
  • What Michael would tell his younger self

 

Resources:

Are You Real

The God-Shaped Brain by Timothy R. Jennings

Supernatural by Michael S. Heiser

The Unseen Realm by Michael S. Heiser

Thomas Ministries

Aug 2, 2017

What brought you to this podcast today? Do you need uplifting? That is exactly why Are You Real is here. Today, Jody Holland is interviewing your very own host, Jon Fuller. Jody and Jon are talking about the book that Jon will be releasing very soon!

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • A little bit about chapter one of Jon’s new book
  • Why we need to forgive
  • What is your purpose?
  • Does your purpose have to be something in the church?
  • A little bit about Jon’s purpose
  • Why you need to have/know biblical truth and beliefs

Resources:

Are You Real

Jul 26, 2017

Do you have a fashion problem? Or are you struggling to put together a certain look? Well, don't let fear get in your way! On today's show, we're doing something totally different from what you're used to, we're going to be talking to Ashley Boucher, who is an Image Style Consultant. Ashley is the founder of Art Of Style Image Consulting, which she launched in 2014. She works with clients nationwide, helping them to curate a wardrobe that supports their day to day lives, by providing excitement and simplicity in getting dressed. Listen in to find out how Ashley uses her God given gift to serve people, through her business.

It was only when Ashley laid her life down, at the feet of Jesus, that she fully encompassed what it meant, to use her gifts in serving as a temple for the Lord and showing people how to walk in their truest self. Listen in to hear about how Ashley came to really know the Lord and how it has changed her whole life.

Show highlights:

  • How Ashley's passion for Jesus intertwines with her passion for fashion and her business.
  • The program that Ashley found, at the age of nineteen, that allowed her to go to Hong Kong and China and study the whole supply chain of the Fashion Industry.
  • How it really stretched Ashley, to be exposed to such a different culture, particularly in the factories in China.
  • How getting to understand the background aspects of the clothing business has helped Ashley in what she does with her business.
  • What a Personal Shopper actually does.
  • How Ashley came to realize that her work, helping people to see themselves in their beauty and eliminating the stress of dressing, was actually a gift from the Lord.
  • An inspirational scripture that has totally transformed Ashley's life- First Corinthians 6:19.
  • Ashley's struggle with drugs and alcohol, when she first moved to Dallas and started her business, at the age of twenty-three- and how the Lord really helped her. She knew of God at the time, but she did not yet really know
  • How Ashley put a hold on her business and took the time out to really get to know the Lord when she reached her breaking point in May of 2015.
  • How Ashley first 'heard' the Lord and changed her life, after someone laid their hands on her at The Upper Room, in April of 2015.
  • The Lord's powerful, painful and intimate Seven Day Series that transformed Ashley's life, in October of 2016. She's been really growing with the Lord and everything in her life has changed since then.
  • The biggest thing that God is stirring, right now, in Ashley's life.
  • How Ashley uses her God given gift, to minister to the people that she works with.
  • A book that Ashley really recommends- Go Kiss The World, by Subroto Bagchi.
  • A quick fashion tip, from Ashley.

Links:

Ashley's website: www.artofstyle.com

Ashley's email: ashley@artofstyle.com

Ashley on Instagram: www.instagram.com/artofstyle-aos

Jul 19, 2017

Have you found your purpose? What are you supposed to do after you find it? Those are the types of questions that Rusty Pang is answering. Today, Jon and Rusty are answering questions that listeners and friends have asked, so tune in to learn more about purpose. 

 

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • How do you go from finding your purpose to living it out
  • How you can find your purpose
  • What to do if you know your job is not where you are supposed to be
  • At what point is our purpose determined?
  • Who determines our purpose?
  • What resonance is and what we resonate with
  • How to find your end values 
  • How to use your purpose to serve others without getting burnt out 
  • Why is purpose important?

 

Resources:

Entrepurpose by Rusty Pang 

 

Jul 12, 2017

Do you get angry a lot? Are you in pain? How are we as humans supposed to deal with these things? That is why Rusty Pang is here on the podcast this week. Listen to this episode to hear what Rusty has to say about anger and how to deal with pain. 

Rusty Pang is an author, speaker, and military instructor. He currently works for the Navy, but runs a coaching business during his off hours. He enjoys helping others become the best version of themselves.

 

Show Highlights:

  • A little bit about Rusty Pang
  • How we discover who we are
  • Three components that a lot of successful people have
  • What to do when you are feeling angry or frustrated 
  • Why it’s important to deal with pain
  • How to deal with anger 
  • Long-term effects of anger
  • How to get out of a mental “pit”
  • How much of your personality are you born with and how much of it is developed over time

 

Resources:

Why We Snap by Douglas Fields 

Entrepurpose by Rusty Pang 

 

Jul 5, 2017

Are you starting a business or thinking about starting a business, but still have some questions? Michael McIntyre and Jon Fuller are here to help! These two brilliant businessmen are discussing question asked by fellow listeners and giving tips about starting a business. Tune into today’s episode to hear more about Are You Real Business. 

 

Show Highlights:

  • A little bit about Michael McIntyre 
  • Things that most business owners need to know 
  • Recommendations for starting your business 
  • Thing that Michael and Jon would do differently in their businesses 
  • Mistakes the Michael made in his early business days 
  • Tips on loaning/giving money 
  • What are Mastermind groups?
  • How to use social media to market your business 
  • The hardest obstacles in business these two men have faced so far 
  • Things Michaels wishes he could do with his business
  • Is it better to grow your business bigger, or keep it small?
  • How you glorify God with your money 

 

Resources:

Michael McIntyre 

Are You Real  

 

Jun 28, 2017

This week, let’s do something just a little bit different. For those of you who have been hanging out with the “Are You Real” podcast since the beginning, you might be familiar with a man by the name of Any Dietz. Andy first appeared on Episode 7, and he was able to share his heart for the nations and the way God has called him to live outside of his comfort zone. Andy’s passion for international missions is far reaching. He’s been to 43 different countries, and that has opened his eyes to God’s blessing for us here in the States.

But God’s purpose for Andy is bigger than just his heart for missions. Last time we talked, I promised that we would get some more details about a crazy situation that happened one night in Budapest. Andy survived a kidnapping, but the grace of God. It is an incredible story of survival, strength, and faith that he writes about in his book Kidnapped in Budapest. I can’t wait for you to hear more.

  • Experiencing gratitude from travels around the world.
  • How different cultures bring about new perspectives.
  • Spiritual impact of salvation through a kid to the leader of a nation!
  • Andy walks us through the story of his abduction.
  • Getting tangled with the Mafia.
  • The support on the home front in prayer and provision.
  • Psalm 121:7
  • Kidnapping and chaos are both used to bring people closer to God.
  • Andy’s call to find your specific purpose.

 

Links

http://andydietz.net/

Contact Andy with questions and comments at:

kidnap98@gmail.com

Kidnapped in Budapest is available to order. Visit Andy’s website for a signed copy!

Jun 21, 2017

When did you first know what God had planned for your life? Has that moment happened yet? Once you begin to follow the path that God has for you, it is not always a straight shot. Sometimes, like in Jaime Mailhot’s case, you have to go through difficult times so that God can shape and mold you into what he needs you to be. Listen to episode 55 of Are You Real to hear all about Jaime’s incredible journey. 

 

Jamie Mailhot is a Christian Author, Life-Coach, and Visionary.  His passion and calling is to help Christians make the most of the lives that God has entrusted them with and helping the Body of Christ reach its full potential and connect more effectively.  He is the Author of Epic Christianity – A 7-day journey to discover your purpose, ignite your vision, and empower your life.  But his greatest accomplishments are being a great husband and dad to his wife and 3 kids, and continually keeping his commitment to follow God’s plan for His life.

 

Show Highlights:

 

  • Jaime’s journey to living for God 
  • When Jaime realized what he was created 
  • Why Jaime went into ministry 
  • The hard times Jaime went through on the path he took to get where he is now
  • What Jaime did to get through difficult times and still follow the Lord’s will for him
  • The path that led Jaime to write his book
  • How Jaime’s past molded his future 
  • How we can stay focused on the Lord and his plan for us
  • What Jaime does to help him stay focused on God’s plan for him
  • What would Jaime tell his younger self?

 

Resources:

Epic Christianity by Jamie Mailhot 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey 

The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson

Are You Real?

 

Jun 14, 2017

What path does the Lord have you on currently? How do you know if this is what God has planned for you? These are all amazing questions that can be answered by looking into and listening to God’s Word. In today’s podcast, Jon is teaching from Psalm 119:105, about how God’s word is a lamp and a light, but you have to allow Him to show you the way. 

 

What you'll hear in this episode:

 

  • How God used Jon’s wife to show him that he was wrong 
  • What other people can show you about yourself and how 
  • Is your sin worth what you are going through?
  • How Jesus is like a lamp 
  • The choice you have to make when it comes to being a light in the darkness
  • How you can apply the Gospel to your life
  • Do you struggle with jealousy?
  • Have you found your path?
  • The story of the start of Are You Real Podcast
  • How you can allow the Lord to take you from good to great

 

 

Resources:

Are You Real 

 

Jun 7, 2017

Do you ever feel, in one moment, that God is truly talking to you? That God tells you what you were created to do? What would you do in that moment? Today we are talking with Chad Johnson who is going to share his story of highs and lows. Listen in to hear more about Chad and his path to the Lord. 

 

Chad Johnson had a successful career in Christian music. Things were going along great as long as he didn’t acknowledge the mess his life was in. One day he couldn’t look beyond it any longer and he surrendered to God’s call on his life. It was risky and it was scary. God gave him clear instructions and he’s doing all he can to carry them out. He’s a speaker that has been to every continent and he is on a mission to prepare Christians for a life of risk. What if you risked it all to love your neighbor or follow Christ? Find out what where this ride ends!

 

What you'll hear in this episode:

 

  • Chad’s emotional story 
  • What happened to Chad’s love for God as he grew older
  • 4 instructions the Chad feels the Lord gave him
  • Artists Chad has worked with 
  • The low points in Chad’s life
  • What Chad did when he realized what God created him to do
  • What Chad feels are his biggest strengths
  • What Chad feels are his biggest weaknesses 
  • Awesome/awkward stories from Chad 
  • What Chad would tell his younger self 

 

Resources:

Tooth and Nail Records 

One Thousand Gifts by Anne Voskamp 

Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper

The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne 

The Last Reformation - YouTube

Chad is Living 

Are You Real  

 

May 31, 2017

My guest today is Terrence Scott, who is originally from Texas, but ended up in Missouri after pursuing football and a business degree in college. In the perfect combination of his passions, Terrence coaches football and basketball in Joplin, Missouri, while serving as worship leader at his church. Join us for more of Terrence’s story about how he serves the Lord through singing, writing, and producing worship music.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Terrence turns to Romans 8:28 for strength, because “it reminds me of God’s love, goodness, and purpose for me”
  • Terrence’s beginnings in music, football, and worship
  • How God has grown Terrence’s passion for writing music
  • Use the gifts you have and take the first step
  • The power of a seed---even when the outcome is unknown
  • What Terrence is learning about valuing people, communication, and the leading of the Holy Spirit
  • A heart to serve, empower, and inspire people through music
  • Living a sincere life that preaches the gospel
  • Terrence’s biggest strength: to inspire, encourage, and sing
  • The weakness inside his strength: communication and paying attention to small things
  • What God is stirring now? “To know Him in a deeper way and do what He’s called me to do”
  • A daily habit that contributes to his walk with Jesus? “Reading, studying, and praying every day”
  • A recent book? The Richest Man Who Ever Lived by Steven K. Scott and Mentored by a Millionaire by Steven K. Scott
  • Terrence’s advice to his younger self: “Start earlier. Don’t wait and don’t procrastinate. Believe in yourself and take a leap of faith.”
  • Terrence’s parting advice: “Whatever’s in you that you constantly think about---you should do it. Go for your dreams.”

Resources:

The Richest Man Who Ever Lived by Steven K. Scott

Mentored by a Millionaire by Steven K. Scott

Find Terrence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube

Email Terrence: terrencescott@mail.com

 

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