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Guest Blogger – Jason Dyer

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Jason has been apart of the Discovery Prescott Tribe for close to three years and he has accomplished much.

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Tonight he posted a short blurb on the FB and I had to guest blog it.

“Wilderness is an experience and it must be felt: the air breathed, the rivers sipped from, the peaks climbed, the natural sounds attended to. Wilderness is an area to realize goals. It’s a place for reflection, physical and mental challenge, and renewal. Wilderness is emotional. It’s a place for jubilation, doubt, wonder, inspiration.” I need to be in the wilderness..”

Jason Dyer worship Pastor @ http://www.discoveryprescott.com Recreation Manager – United Christian Youth Camp 1907695_10203519177445146_2122721484_o

Thank you friend for all that you bring to the table of our tribe. Love you buddy. zion

You are a gift to me.

Pastor Steve

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INTERVIEW SOMEONE YOU LOVE #MYDAD&MOM

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INTERVIEW SOMEONE YOU LOVE #MYDAD&MOM

1. What comes to mind when you think about growing up in [hometown]?

2. What did you love to do as a kid, before high school?

3. What did you love to do in high school?

4. What do remember most about your teenage years?

5. What do you remember most about your mom (grandma)?

6. What was most important to her?

7. What do you remember most about your dad (grandpa)?

8. What was most important to him?

9. If grandma and grandpa had a message to you and their grandchildren, what do you think it is?

10. How did you meet [spouse] and know (s)he was the one?

11. How did you choose your career and what was your favorite part about it?

12. What made you successful at work?

13. What did you believe about yourself that helped you become successful and deal with hard times?

14. What times in your life truly “tested your mettle,” and what did you learn about yourself by dealing (or not dealing) with them?

15. What three events most shaped your life?

16. What do you remember about when each of us was born?

17. Were you ever scared to be a parent?

18. What three words would you say represented your approach to parenting and why?

19. When you think about [sibling] how would you describe him?

20. What message do you have for [sibling] that you want him to always keep in mind?

21. When you think about [spouse], how would you describe her/him?

22. What message do you have for [spouse] that you want her/him to always keep in mind?

23. What three words would you say best describe who you tried to be in life and how you want to be remembered?

24. When they think about their careers, what do you want your children to focus on?

25. What have you learned about other people in life? (trustworthy, kind or not and mean)?

26. What do you think the world needs more of right now?

27. What do you believe people want the most in life?

28. What were the three best decisions you’ve ever made?

29. What are you most proud of in life?

30. What were five of the most positive moments of your life?

31. What message would you like to share with your family?

32. What are you most thankful for?

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Ask some questions while you have the time.

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“Hey Dad, you wanna have a catch?” (Videoclip)

Illus. – Boy playing catch with God A little boy was out in his front yard, throwing a ball up in the air. An elderly passerby asked the boy what he was doing. He replied, “I am playing a game of catch with God. I throw the ball up in the air and he throws it back.”
– Chris and Ashton Play catch in church

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1:9-11

THE FATHER FACTOR

1. I CONTRIBUTED. – “Bio Dad” vs real dad =“This is my son.”

2. I LOVED. “whom I love”

3. I APPROVE. “With you I am well pleased.”

But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.” – John 6:27

“It is a dangerous trap to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.” Pr. 29:25 (TEV)

WHY TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE IS A TRAP

1. IT CAUSES ME TO MISS GOD’S PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE.
“Our purpose is to please God, not people. He is the one who examines the motives of our hearts.” 1 Thes. 2:4 (NLT)

2. IT KEEPS ME FROM GROWING IN MY FAITH.
“You try to get praise from each other, but you do not try to get the praise that comes from the only God. So how can you believe?” John 5:44 (NCV)

3. IT CAUSES HYPOCRISY IN OUR LIVES.
Jesus: “You make yourselves look good in other people’s eyes but God
knows your hearts.” Luke 16:15a (TEV)
“You may brag about yourself, but the only approval that counts is the
Lord’s approval.” 2 Cor. 10:18 (CEV)

HOW TO BREAK OUT OF THE PEOPLE PLEASING PRISON

1. EVEN GOD CAN’T PLEASE EVERYBODY.

2. I DON’T NEED ANYONE’S APPROVAL TO BE HAPPY.
Jesus: “Your approval or disapproval means nothing to me.” John 5:41 (NLT)
“I am the One who comforts you! So why are you afraid of mere humans,
who wither like the grass and disappear?” Isaiah 51:12 (NLT)
“Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.” Ps. 27:10

3. WHAT SEEMS SO IMPORTANT NOW IS ONLY TEMPORARY.
“The world and everything in it that people desire is passing away; but
those who do the will of God will live forever.” 1 John 2:17 (TEV)
Jesus: “The things that are highly valued by people are worth nothing in
God’s sight.” Luke 16:15b (TEV)

“The best of your life is the rest of your life”

4. I ONLY NEED TO LIVE FOR AN AUDIENCE OF ONE.
Jesus: “I don’t try to please myself, but I only please the One who sent me.” John 5:30
Paul: “I’m not trying to be a people pleaser! No, I am trying to please God.
If I were still trying to please people, I would not be Christ’s servant.”
Galatians 1:10 (NLT)

5. GOD SHAPED ME TO BE ME.
“Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God remold your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity.” Romans 12:2 (Ph)

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Guest Blogger – Jo Ann Lummer

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All of us have circumstances in life that we have to overcome or deal with. My grandfather, Alex Smith lost both of his legs (one just below the knee, one above the knee) when he was a young father, when he fell on the train tracks and the train ran over him. In those days, technology was not very advanced and he was fitted with WOODEN artificial legs. He didn’t let this stop him, as the pictures show. He rode a bicycle, played baseball with his grandson, became a minister of the gospel and taught his granddaughter the ability to endure difficult times. He spent many hours visiting the hospital rooms of people who came home from the war with missing limbs, encouraging them and showing them they still had a valuable life to live.
He was my “PePa” and I looked up to him SO much.

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Guest Blogger – Jo Ann Lummer-Hutchinson

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You Can Have A Happy Home – Part 3

There’s No Place Like Home

YOU CAN HAVE A HAPPY HOME
Part three
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Psalm 107 The Four Groups of people that are invited to gives thanks at the Lord’s Table

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.
4 Some wandered in desert wastelands,
finding no way to a city where they could settle.

The first Group THE WANDERERS.
“not all who wander are lost “ – that may be true but they can end up lonely.
Vs. 10-16
10 Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness,
prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 because they rebelled against God’s commands
and despised the plans of the Most High.
12 So he subjected them to bitter labor;
they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness,
and broke away their chains.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
16 for he breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron.

The second group – THE PRISONERS.
Not long after a wealthy contractor had finished building the Tombs prison in New York, he was found guilty of forgery and sentenced to several years in the prison he had built! As he was escorted into a cell of his own making, the contractor said, “I never dreamed when I built this prison that I would be an inmate one day.

17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways
and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
18 They loathed all food
and drew near the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
20 He sent out his word and healed them;
he rescued them from the grave.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind.
22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings
and tell of his works with songs of joy.

The third group – THE FOOLS – The opposite of wisdom is folly, meaning the short-term self-indulgence which marks out the person who doesn’t think about long-term priorities and goals but lives on a day-to-day basis, asking, “What is the most fun thing to do now?”
Vs 23-32
23 Some went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters. 24 They saw the works of the Lord, his wonderful deeds in the deep. 25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.
26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths;
in their peril their courage melted away.
27 They reeled and staggered like drunkards; they were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.
29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind.
32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people
and praise him in the council of the elders.

The fourth group – THE MERCHANTS
The risk takers – Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business or other organization. The entrepreneur develops the model, acquires the human and other required resources, and is fully responsible for its success or failure.
Launch out into the deep

Luke 5:4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

 

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