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Daniel Harmon: World Changing Cartoon

Daniel Harmon: World Changing Cartoon

Continuing her series from the National Religious Broadcast Media event, host of By his Grace podcast Misty Phillip sat down with Daniel Harmon to discuss the Tuttle Twins. The Tuttle Twins is a successful books series that teaches kids economic principles. The book based on The Law by Frederic Bastait was a HUGE success. Daniel and the author Connor Boyack are friends and Daniel wanted to turn the books into an animation series. The Harmon Brothers have revolutionized the film industry, and are providing amazing family-friendly content.

Key Takeaways

“The focus is on teaching principals like rights to life, liberty, and property, the golden rule, entrepreneurship, inflation.”

“We are teaching about inflation.”

“Parents are starving for a resource like this.”

“A coolness and a fun factor”

“They can watch it for free.”

“It is all about the ideas.”

“Disagree doesn’t mean enemy.”

Daniel Harmon

Daniel Harmon is the Chief Creative Officer and the Harmon Brothers Agency, founder. Coincidentally, he is also one of the founding brothers in the Harmon family. Daniel is known for his advertising work directing the viral Squatty Potty, Purple Mattress, Chatbooks, Fiber Fix, and Camp Chef ads. Under his creative leadership, Harmon Brothers ads have driven over $400 million in sales and reached over 1.4 billion views (which is only like 20% of the world’s population #dobetter).

Tuttle Twins animation has sold over 3 million books and crowdfunded over $3.7 million for Season 1. Thus creating immense demand to open another crowdfunding campaign for Season 2. Season 1 is already releasing episodes on the Angel App. Tuttle Twins made the Angel App Top 100 on the app store within the first 24 hours of releasing Season 1. It gets 4.6 out of 5 stars in the app store and is rated 9.7 on IMDb.

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About Tuttle Twins

How do you describe economics to a 7-year-old? Should your preteen care about the government? Are your kids learning about the free market in class? Parents have been at the mercy of professional curriculum developers for too long to instruct their children. History is watered down, fundamental principles omitted altogether, and time and attention given to things of lesser importance. Freedom-loving parents have long been left alone to shoulder the burden of educating their children and passing down a love of liberty. While many books teach these ideas to adults, there has been a profound void in the children’s literature market. The Tuttle Twins series closes the gap, helping parents convey the principles of freedom to their kids in a fun way. Each book in this series focuses on a different aspect of the principles of a free society: free markets, competition, individual rights, the non-aggression principle, personal responsibility, protectionism, and a variety of other issues—all boiled down to core concepts that children of different ages can quickly grasp.

About the Author
Connor Boyack is the founder and president of Libertas Institute, a free-market think tank. Connor’s leadership has led to dozens of legislative victories spanning a wide range of areas such as privacy, government transparency, property rights, entrepreneurship, education, personal freedom, and more.

About the Illustrator
Elijah Stanfield is the owner of Red House Motion Imaging, a media production company in Washington. A longtime student of Austrian economics, history, and classical liberal philosophy, Elijah has dedicated much of his time and energy to promoting the ideas of free markets and individual liberty.

Resources

The Inflation Monster | Tuttle Twins | Full Episode | S1 E6

Did you know that candy used to cost as little as a penny? Seeing a movie in a theater used to cost as little as $5. But over time, costs have gone up. In this episode, Connor and Brittany discuss the “Creature from Jekyll Island” and why this ghastly creature is causing prices to go up.

26. What is Inflation?

The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island

How to Teach Free Market Principles to Your Children

Economic Curriculum for Families

Bill Reeves: Reaching the World Through Media

Bill Reeves: Reaching the World Through Media

For this episode of the By His Grace podcast, Misty Phillip sits down with Bill Reeves. Bill is the CEO at EMF/KLOVE/Air1. His goal is to affect the culture around the world by developing, branding, and bringing to market products that share a Christian worldview.

Misty and Bill discuss the importance of business and ministry coming together to reach people with the gospel with a multi-generational approach. Their far-reaching conversation includes the challenges, and blessings of leading a nonprofit, creating multi-generational content, homeschooling, disciplining their children, and communicating messages of hope through media.

Key Takeaways

“You see the breadcrumbs along b the way that God laid to get you where you needed to be to use skills that he gifted you with”

“How do we serve audiences we are4 not currently serving?”

“We get really limited. We don’t think big enough for our audience.

“One of the things about podcasting is it helps us getting to the audience because there is a lot of that age group that will never listen to a radio station.”

“Out of the crash of live events, K-Love birthed our on-demand platform.”

“We are seeing the church explode!”

“I love being where the body of Christ is gathered.”

“As we build out an organization that has been entrusted to share the gospel, we don’t just believe it is to our K-Love audience, but to their kids and grandkids.”

Resources

EMF Broadcasting Educational Media Foundation (EMF) is a nonprofit, multi-platform media company on a mission to draw people closer to Christ. They were founded in 1982 in Santa Rosa, CA, with a singular radio station. EMF today owns and operates the nation’s two largest Christian music radio networks (K-LOVE and Air1), with over 1,000 broadcast signals across all 50 states and streaming audio reaching worldwide audiences. EMF is a growing family of media ministries, including podcasts, books, films, concerts, and events. EMF employs nearly 500 team members between its offices in Nashville, TN, Rocklin, CA, and field locations around the country.

K-Love & Air1 are top Christian radio stations with  a mission to create compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ.

WTA Media is a faith-based film marketing, financing, and literary representation leader. Our services include product development and business operations, helping creatives develop their product and drive the go-to-market strategy, including production, marketing, and distribution strategies.

Access More creates compelling media that inspires and encourages people to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. They’ve created an ever-growing space to host faith-based content and dive even deeper into subjects that interest listeners.

Helen Smallbone: Motherhood Behind the Lights

Bill Reeves

Favorite Core Value: Create an Extraordinary Impact – We serve an extraordinary God who deserves our all. He allows us to create, produce and share media with His life-changing message.

Bill Reeves joined Educational Media Foundation as CEO in 2019 with more than 30 years of experience in Christian media.
At age 15, he felt a calling on his life to share Christ with the world, and by age 18, he identified the path by which he’d do it.
“I knew my calling was to use music, movies, and books as my pulpit,” Bill explains. “So, I set out to tell the world about Jesus through entertainment.”

Bill’s passion and professional experiences align perfectly with EMF’s mission to create compelling media that inspires and encourages audiences to have a meaningful relationship with Christ.

Bill and Heidi, his bride of 26 years, relocated from Nashville to Northern California to live near EMF with their teenage son, Denham. Their older children, Julianna and Jon, reside in Tennessee near the family farm where they were raised.

Heather Wilson: Sanctification of Motherhood

Heather Wilson: Sanctification of Motherhood

God can do amazing things through moms! Continuing in the National Religious Broadcast Media Convention series, we have another great interview for you! In today’s episode, By His Grace host, Misty Phillip, sits down with Heather Wilson, wife, mom to many blessings, and Co-Founder of Give Send Go, the #1 free Christian crowdfunding site.

Heather shares her incredible motherhood journey of unexpectedly becoming pregnant at almost 40. She had a big gap between her older kids and this surprise baby. They began praying about adopting or becoming foster parents. She went on a cruise with her mom. Her phone blew up with text messages when she got an internet connection saying five children needed to be emergency removed from their home, and would they take them? She came home to 5 foster children.

We also discuss Give Send Go crowdfunding for the defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the Canadian Convoy for adopting a trucker for the Freedom Convoy, and the impact on Give Send Go.

Key Takeaways

“A journey of probably the hardest almost two years of my life.”

“It’s cool looking back, and you see how faithful God is. You see all the things that he is doing in your life; a lot of times, you don’t notice at the time, but as you look back, I can look back and see God preparing me for you and what’s going on in Give Send Go today.

“By leading me to this place of you know I was a great Christian I’ve served in church I did children’s ministry I was very involved my whole life years old, and I feel like I love people like I will I love like Jesus.

“Throw angry traumatized kids into the mix, and I realize I was a pretty miserable person. I lost my temper. I had days that I was just done. I didn’t want to do it anymore. I didn’t want the millions of piles of laundry and the dinner preparation for nine people, nine children living in my house at the time.

“I now cherish the times in my life where I feel the pain of being chiseled by God because I know that it’s the outcome is going to be way better than I ever could of imagined.”

“Walking through this hard, hard time learning to love by Jesus, I have story after story of times where God revealed himself to me through these children and teaching me to be more like them.”

“When you have those children in your home and raising your children and it’s hard right is really hard and I think those hard times prepared you for the hard that he has you in now and I think he gives you those moments the glimmers of hope to know that he is faithful to know that he is with you.”

“Changing people‘s hearts toward God is what’s gonna change our country.”

“He wants you to use to share His hope with the world.”

Resources

Give Send Go is a free Christian Crowd Funding and Fundraising Site that allows you to easily and effectively raise money for whatever mission God has given you.

Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson is a wife, mother, and Co-founder of GiveSendGo.com. Throughout Heather’s life, she has found success everywhere she has placed her foot. From building successful children’s ministries from the ground up to growing a professional photography business while her children were young. She most recently co-founded GiveSendGo.com, the
world’s largest Christian crowdfunding platform. Heather is currently a mother to 6 children. She and her husband have been foster parents to 5 foster children and have recently adopted a 12-year-old son into their family. Despite any value of the accomplishments of her life, Heather believes that the most important thing she can leave behind in this world is a legacy of a life defined not by the work she did but by the work Jesus did through her.

Phil Cooke: Ideas on a Deadline

Phil Cooke: Ideas on a Deadline

Continuing her series from the National Religious Broadcast Media event, host of By his Grace podcast Misty Phillip sat down with Hollywood Producer, Author, and Influencer Phil Cooke to discuss his book Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking. Phil Cooke shares insight from the lives of the Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, to Charles Dickens, and Thomas Edison. This episode discusses how to be creative when the clock is ticking and what you can do to spark creativity. Including practical takeaways, like walking, being in the shower, and taking notice of patterns in our dreams help us tap into our creativity. Also, the importance of taking Sabbath and learning to say no to help you focus and be more productive.

 

Key Takeaways

“Just Start”

“Don’t be Held Back by Fear.”

“Be a Willing Vessel”

“Just say Yes.”

“We live in the most distracted culture in the history of the world, and if we don’t take that time off or just going to burn out.” 

“While we are sleeping, our brain is trying to make connections from experiences we’ve had during the day… if we are open to it, we will see connections in our dreams we didn’t see before.” 

“Have pen and paper next to the bed.” 

“When God calls us to something important, we have to say no to some stuff.” 

“List of gracious ways of saying no” 

“Find the most creative part of your day.” 

“Understand when and where you like to be creative” “use do not disturb on your phone.”

Scripture Reference

Do not despise humble beginnings – “For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel, even these seven, which are the eyes of the LORD; they run to and fro through the whole earth.” – Zechariah 4:10 ESV

Resources

Atheism on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Case for Unbelief by Mark Lanier 

Pastor Jarrett Stephens – The Always God

AquaNotes® is a waterproof notepad that allows you to record your great ideas while you’re in the shower. 

Phil’s Book

Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking

Phil Cooke

Phil Cooke, PhD., is co-founder and CEO of Cooke Media Group in Los Angeles and the nonprofit The Influence Lab. 

He has produced media programming in nearly 70 countries and created many of the most influential inspirational TV programs. Phil has a client list that includes Hollywood studios, significant nonprofits, and many of the most respected faith-based organizations in the world. He’s written 12 books and hundreds of magazine articles, TV programs, commercial scripts, and a highly respected blog at philcooke.com. Member of The Producer’s Guild of America and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He’s been called “one of the most innovative communicators of our generation.”

If you have a powerful message or story that could influence the world, media producer, consultant, and author Phil Cooke will teach you what you need to know about creativity, communication, Hollywood, media, culture, and the faith to make it happen.

Phil Cooke website & blog

Dan Haseltine and Matthew S. Nelson: Music behind the Chosen

Dan Haseltine and Matthew S. Nelson: Music behind the Chosen

Misty Phillip sits down with Dan Haseltine and Matthew S. Nelson from the Chosen Series to talk about making the music for the series. The Chosen is a cinematic drama based on Jesus’ life, which American director Dallas Jenkins conceived, directed, and has co-written. The creators of the series said they hoped that they would draw a multi-season scenic tale from Jesus’ prior images. Jesus “through the eyes of people who encountered him” is portrayed in the series. The Chosen is television show about Jesus. Season 1, released in 2019 (with a pilot episode on the birth of Christ released in 2017), this garnered attention for several reasons: it is the first TV show of its kind, presenting the life of Christ over multiple seasons (it plans seven seasons total). The Chosen is the #1 Crowdfunded Media project of all time. At the time of this interview there are two seasons, and they are beginning to film season 3. The Chosen is free to watch, with no fee or subscription necessary. DVDs of Season 1 are also available for purchase. Season 2 launched on April 4, 2021. T

In this episode of the By His Grace podcast, we talk about special connection of the Chosen music has with people, our need for rescue, the creative process of the music of the Chosen. We conclude the episode with with Matt and Dan sharing what’s currently on their personal playlists.

Key Takeaways

“Music is a key part of the Holy Spirit”

“It can penetrate a heart or mind both that can be broken”

“I needed to be rescued and music rescued me.”

“Dallas is a force”

Resources

 

DAN HASELTINE

Daniel Paul Haseltine  is an American singer best known as lead vocalist for Christian alternative folk rock group Jars of Clay. Haseltine has performed vocals, piano, accordion, percussion and melodica, while with Jars of Clay. He has had different artistic titles, including songwriter, producer, film composer, music supervisor and art designer.

Haseltine is also the founder of the non-profit organization, Blood:Water Mission, where he currently sits as part of the board of directors. He is a regular writer and speaker about worship music, HIV/AIDS in Africa, social justice and church reform. Haseltine is also a regular columnist for Relevant Magazine, and has contributed articles to Moody, CCM Magazine, Christianity Today, World Vision, Campus Life and Beliefnet.

MATTHEW S. NELSON

Matthew S. Nelson is a cultivated and contemplative musical whisperer. Growing up between the two old oaks of classical tradition and pop curiosity was a sacred nursery. Explore a selection of his credits on AllMusic, his instrumental work with kingpinguin(with violinist Avery Bright) and his original score (co-composed with Dan Haseltine) for The Chosen, and feel free to get in touch with any comments or inquiries.

Missy Eversole: Transform your Mind with Spiritual Habits

Missy Eversole: Transform your Mind with Spiritual Habits

Misty Phillip sits down with Missy Eversole at the CPE product expo to discuss people-pleasing and being a yes girl. Missy melted down and yelled at her kids in their school parking lot. This incident woke Missy up. She realized something needed to change because her schedule was crammed full, and she was stressed out to a breaking point. Missy began reading the book of John in her Bible, and God began conforming her to his image.

On this episode we talk about importance of forming Spiritual habits. Mediating on God’s word, and intentionally filling our minds with The Word. Missy expressed the importance of being both a hearer and doer of the the word. We conclude our conversation discussing the importance of praying for our children and young adults, and God’s faithfulness in our lives.

Key Takeaways

The importance of quiet time, morning reflection, and spending time with the Lord.”

“There is power in the no.”

“The world is coming after us. Trying to conform us to it.”

“Our phones are our biggest idols today.”

“No one is beyond saving.”

“My mom mission is to get up every day before my kids and pray for them before their feet hit the floor.”

Scripture Reference

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what the will of God is, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 ESV

Missy Eversole

Missy Eversole is a wife and mom of two sons. She and her husband, Craig, have been married for twenty-one years and live in Morton, Illinois. Missy shares her love for digging deep into God’s Word as a volunteer blog contributing writer for Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies and Kingdom Edge Magazine. In addition, she writes about her faith and family on her blog, MissyEversole.com.

Book 

Transformed Not Conformed: Embracing a Life-Changing Approach to Spiritual Habits provides honest personal stories and relatable examples from Scripture. Missy teaches you how to create habits of Bible reading, meditation, prayer, silence, solitude, and fasting.

Helen Smallbone: Motherhood Behind the Lights

Helen Smallbone: Motherhood Behind the Lights

Misty Phillip sits down with Helen Smallbone at the 2022 NRB Convention to discuss her motherhood journey. We talk about her childhood as Pastor’s daughter and how it impacted her faith. Helen shares the remarkable journey of moving from Australia to the United States. We quickly bonded as kindred spirits when she shared how her story of brokenness and dependence on God led to homeschooling and working together as a family. 

We discuss the importance of prayer in their family and God’s faithfulness to provide for their family. We discuss the foundation of this lifestyle that led to the success of Rebecca St. James and For King and Country!

Key Takeaways

“We as a family saw God Work miracles and provide for us in very miraculous ways and lead us step-by-step.” 

“Then challenging times we go through sanctify us.” 

“We started homeschooling before we left Australia…and continued to homeschool the rest of the kids’ lives.”

“God opened opportunities for us to work together as a family.”

“God pushes us to the end of our tether.”

“When we have nothing left to give, we lean in closer to him, and the kids and I initially would get down on the floor together and pray. It really changed their lives.”

“We were always looking for the kid’s skill areas.” 

Helen Smallbone

As a parent to seven children, Helen Smallbone knows a thing or two about motherhood — and she consistently shares her wisdom through the MUMlife Community podcast on Accessmore. https://www.accessmore.com For the first time, the mother behind GRAMMY® award-winning artists for KING & COUNTRY and Rebecca St. James is sharing her sage wisdom in her first book, Behind the Lights: The Extraordinary Adventure of a Mum and Her Family. Written from a mother’s perspective, Helen shares stories of peaks, valleys, and a family trusting God for provision.

Mumlife Podcast Community

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Dr Jeff Meyers: Cancel Culture, Conflict Resolution & Forgiveness

Dr Jeff Meyers: Cancel Culture, Conflict Resolution & Forgiveness

On today’s episode of the By His Grace podcast, Misty Phillip sits down with the President of Summit Ministries, Dr. Jeff Myers, to discuss cancel culture, forgiveness, and taking challenging social media conversations offline to try to come to an understanding. We  discuss our thoughts on the Will Smith incident at the Oscars, and responding from a Biblical Worldview.

Key Takeaways

“Cancel culture started when people realized large corporations would be responsive to their audience if people, for example, signed a petition because they didn’t like a product that was made…In the age of social media, people began to turn those same tools on individuals.”

“Is it enough to say I’m sorry and then make it seem as this never happened well that’s not really a biblical approach and forgiveness isn’t that way either”

“It doesn’t allow an opportunity for people to grow.”

“Its bad for public discourse.But second of all, It is bad for individuals it shows the next generation you don’t have learn how to resolve conflicts with other people. you can just cancel them or bully them online.”

“Where is the opportunity to resolve conflict and to move forward in relationship.”

“Love God, love our neighbor.”

“Jesus said that we should forgive our enemies not just seven times, but 70 times seven, a figure that represents infinity. Forgiveness is to be the way we live, not just the words we say.”

“You always walk in forgiveness of your enemies. At every moment of everyday you walk in forgiveness. Saying I forgive you and this is over let’s pretend like it never happened is not realistic. We all have to live in the grace of repentance and forgiveness at all moments during all moments of our lives.”

“We don’t have to respond to everything. You don’t have to put online everything you think.”

Resources

Faith leaders on true forgiveness in Will Smith aftermath: Is saying ‘I’m sorry’ enough? Fox News

Misty also shared her thought on Fox News. Outraged parents speak up about Will Smith’s slapping incident: One mom feels she has a ‘responsibility’ to use the situation to ‘teach children what real love is’

Dr Myers on Beliefnet :Christian author/podcaster Dr. Jeff Myers on why Cancel Culture is everyone’s enemy

POLL: Voters Fear Discrimination, Oppose Cancel Culture, Support Religious Freedom

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things”

Summit Ministries

Vision: Summit Ministries desires to see generations of Christians mobilized to transform a broken world.

Mission: We exist to equip and support rising generations to embrace God’s truth and champion a biblical worldview.

Values: Biblical Worldview, Essential Christianity, Truth and Relationship, Pursuing Excellence, Stewardship

The Dr. Jeff Show features in-depth conversations about pursuing God’s truth in our everyday lives, all while living in a world filled with lies and confusion.

Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. As an educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational leader.” Evangelist Josh McDowell called him “a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture.”Through his speaking engagements and media appearances, Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview. He is the author of 14 books, including Understanding the Faith, Understanding the Times, and Understanding the Culture textbooks which are studied by tens of thousands of students.  Dr. Myers holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Denver. He continues to engage college students and adult learners by serving as a trustee of Colorado Christian University and through a Signature Leadership Course offered by the Lumerit Corporation, which serves the training needs of many Fortune 100 companies. Jeff and his wife Stephanie and their family live in Colorado.

 

 

Shannon Popkin: The Comparison Trap

Shannon Popkin: The Comparison Trap

Misty Phillip sits down with Shannon Popkin at the CPE – Christian Product Expo to discuss influence and comparision. Shannon is the host of Live Like It’s True podcast, and author of several amazing books.In this episode, we discuss the Kingdom of Heaven is the opposite of this world. Satan schemes to destroy us through comparison. In God’s economy, the first shall be last, and the last shall be first. Social Media exacerbates comparison. It causes us to pull away from one another by either making us feel inferior or superior. Comparing ourselves to others is a trap. Shannon uses a measuring cup analogy as an example for us to live a life poured out, instead of measuring ourselves against others.

Comparison is not good.

Comparison is dangerous.

Comparison is a thief.

Comparison steal our joy.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

“If social media is the window, it is really hard to come away from the window”

“We are better together”

“God arranges the parts of the bodily His design and gives us different gifts, different resources, different parts of our lives and he gives and fits us together not to be uniform, but united.”

“Our unity is born not of our uniformity. I need what you have, and you need what I have”

“Sideways glancing can be such a distraction”

“Emptying myself and lifting others up”

“As Christians we step up on the platform to serve”

“Jesus poured Himself”

“We are teammates”

“Stay low. Grow Slow.”

WISDOM FROM ABOVE 

James 3:13-18 ESV

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Comparison Girl: Lessons from Jesus on Me-Free Living in a Measure-Up World

On social media, in the neighborhood, at church, or the school drop-off lane, do you drive yourself to prove that you measure up? Do you feel ashamed when you don’t? Measuring yourself against others isn’t healthy. And it isn’t God’s plan. In fact, the way of Jesus is completely upside down from this measure-up world. He invites us to follow him and be restored to freedom, confidence, and joy. Leave measure-up comparison behind and connect with those around you by choosing Jesus’s me-free way of living: lifting others up and pouring yourself out!

Shannon Popkin

Shannon Popkin is a wife and mom, and an author, speaker, and Bible teacher.As an author and speaker, she loves combining her gifts for humor and storytelling with her passion for Jesus and the truth of God’s Word. She speaks for ladies’ events, retreats, and conferences, and she is the host of Live Like It’s True Podcast. Her latest book is Comparison Girl, published by Kregel (visit ComparisonGirl.com to learn more). Her work has been featured on FamilyLife Today, Revive Our HeartsProverbs 31, and other ministries and she was a contributing blogger at Revive Our Hearts for many years.

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Cynthia Cavanaugh: Faithful Living for Lasting Influence

Cynthia Cavanaugh: Faithful Living for Lasting Influence

In a series of interviews conducted live from the CPE – Christian Product Expo, Misty Phillip sits down with Cynthia Cavanaugh to discuss her Bible Study, The Godly Kings of Judah:Faithful Living for Lasting Influence.

We discuss what prompted Cynthia to write this study. Cynthia loves the Old Testament, a Historical Narrative that sets up the New Testament. As she studied the Old Testament, she began questioning why the Kings documented  in 1 & 2 Chronicles and 1 & 2 Kings were falling off the rails.  Cynthia was intrigued by the Kings who wanted to live right in the eyes of the Lord. We discuss what it means to be a Godly woman of influence, and the how everyday decisions we make have a lasting impact. The study includes 7 pilliars we can build into our life. Cynthia explains the story of Hezekiah from Chapter 6 about reforming prayer.

Key Takeaways

“Decisions we make have lasting impact on generations”

“Her influence would out last her life”

“The way we live our life, and choices we make everyday”

“When we value who God is in our life, and we our secure in it, when we value His word, then our influence will have an impact.”

“Being an influencer is living out who God created me to be”

“Who is in your inner circle?”

“Being a leader is about serving people well”

What will your legacy be?

Long ago, God’s people were divided into two kingdoms. The land of Judah—with Jerusalem as its capital—was led by twenty kings, only eight of whom were good. Not even half! What does that tell you? That it’s hard to follow God to the end and leave a legacy that’s remembered well.

Bible teacher Cynthia Cavanaugh wants you to meet the good kings of Judah. The kings who earned a reputation for godliness and received the Lord’s favor. Though their names aren’t well known to us, their examples should be celebrated. Cynthia takes you deep into the Word of God, heading into the often-overlooked corners of 1-2 Kings and 1-2 Chronicles. There you will uncover these ancient rulers whose lives—full of ups and downs—have hidden lessons for us today.

In The Godly Kings of Judah, you’ll embark on an 8-week Bible study that leads you through a process of repentance, renewal, and revival. The Old Testament kings will be your companions as you fight the Lord’s battles, topple the idols that claw at our hearts, and bring reformation to the holy people of God. Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure! Because when all is said and done, you want the legacy of the godly kings to be your own as well: “She did what was right in the Lord’s eyes.”

Cynthia Cavanaugh

Cynthia believes our greatest asset is the power to influence and create space for others to flourish. Her story of brokenness has propelled her to write, speak and give voice to help others redeem their pain and heal through the pages of God’s Word. Cynthia is the Founder and Director of Women Emerge a movement which encourages intentional networking and training. She holds a MA in Leadership from Trinity Western University, and is an adjunct professor in the leadership degree program. Cynthia is a bonafide tea snob who loves connecting with others over a cuppa. She and Kevin make their home in the far corner of the Pacific NW and have three married sons. Her happiest place on earth is being Nana to her grandchildren.

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Dave Kubal: 1 Million Meals for Ukraine

Dave Kubal: 1 Million Meals for Ukraine

Misty Phillip sits down with Dave Kubal from Intercessors for America ministry organization in a series of interviews recorded during the National Religious Broadcasters media convention. Misty welcomes Dave back to the By His Grace to discuss their work with Intercessors for Ukraine. 

Over a million refugees are fleeing Ukraine. A friend gave Dave the idea to deliver one million meals within 12 days from idea to food delivery. We talk about praying for Ukraine and sending 1,000,000 nutritious pre-packaged meals to war-torn Ukraine. We talk about collaborating for the Kingdom. Intercessors of America works with Intercessors for Ukraine and several other key organizations to pray and send relief to Ukraine.

About Dave Kubal

Dave Kubal is CEO/President of Intercessors for America, a massive grassroots organization uniting citizens to pray and then take action on the issues confronting America. Equipping Christians to engage and speak truth into the critical cultural debates of our day, Kubal is a nationally-recognized faith leader serving as a faith advisory member to former President Trump and on the National Day of Prayer Task Force.

With over 35 years of national ministry experience, Kubal is a seminary-trained ordained pastor and former Vice President with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kubal has appeared on Real America’s Voice, Newsmax, Victory News, Water Cooler with David Brody, FlashPoint, NTD Television, CBN, etc. He is the author of Inspired Prayers and Fasting, published in Washington Times, Newsmax, Fox News, Stream.org, and other print and online publications. Kubal has also been a featured speaker at national conferences and events, from The Western Conservative Summit to NFL Chapels. Kubal and his family reside in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Intercessors for America

Intercessors for America was founded in 1973. God impressed upon the hearts of a group of godly, respected men the necessity of prayer and fasting. The nation was experiencing a plethora of problems. At a teaching conference in Florida, a group of Christians focused on “prayer for the nations.” Challenged by the conference leaders Derek Prince and Ern Baxter’s fresh and extraordinary teachings, a half dozen men were chosen to steward the prayer movement and fast for the nation. This group would become Intercessors for America.

The average Christian does not have the contacts, time, or energy to keep informed about most national, state and local issues. More and more, some of these issues appear to deny our freedoms. Others undermine the basic moral fiber of our country. With each emerging concern, we need to seek God’s intervention and guidance for our leaders.

According to national studies, 83% to 90% of Christians pray weekly. As God intervenes and works in the hearts of His people, we must continue to unite and encourage believers in effective prayer and fasting for America.

God’s Word instructs us to pray regularly for those in authority over us. According to I Timothy 2:1-4:

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” (New Living Translation)

Intercessors for America inform, connect, and mobilize intercessors to pray for our nation and leaders. We desire to reach Christians in churches and communities nationwide with information and tools to unite them in effective prayer.

Intercessors for America Goals?

News, Prayer, & Action

  • To inform praying Christians about national, state, and local prayer concerns
  • To connect Christians moved to intercessory prayer with like-minded intercessors
  • To grow and mobilize the number of Christians regularly interceding on federal, state, and local issues

Inform, Connect, & Mobilize

To inform, connect, and mobilize intercessors, IFA publishes materials and provides the following resources from its headquarters in Purcellville, Virginia:

  • Monthly prayer letters – A First Friday Prayer Letter helps unite and focus Christians as individuals and groups in prayer and fasting. The letter is written from a biblical perspective; the letter contains timely national reports, accounts of revival and answered prayer, inspirational and informative teachings, and provides a First Friday Prayer Focus. Fasting is encouraged during the First Friday observance as a biblical way of humility and intensifying our prayers.
  • Weekly prayer alerts – The Informer is sent via e-mail three times weekly. These alerts outline critical issues in our nation’s capital and monitor foreign fronts and national emergency matters. Upon request, the alert is supplied to individuals, churches, groups, and organizations. Special alerts are also sent as needs arise.

Meals for Ukraine

Hot, nutritious meals are not only physically needed but also emotionally. UkaineMeals.com will utilize MercyChefs for the hot meal initiative. The benefits of prepackaged meals are:

  1. Healthy meals with a two-year shelf-life;
  2. Very easy to cook – just boil in water;
  3. High volume of meals make nutrition very affordable (.30 per meal);
  4. Packaging in boxes are easily distributed by churches and ministries closest to those in need;
  5. Meals are small and easily packed for families to carry with them.

The distribution plan:

  • MercyChefs will deliver to refugees in a prepackaged bag of six meals;
  • Intercessors for America will distribute through their network at Intercessors for Ukraine;
  • CityServe will distribute through CityServe Europe and Pentecostal Union of Romania and the Assemblies of God denomination;
  • Revival Ministry International will distribute through their network.

Financial Gifts

All donations for UkraineMeals.com will provide funds for this project – purchase, and distribution of food – and will receive a tax-deductible receipt from Intercessors for America (IFA). This collaborative effort utilizes IFA as the collection point of funds. Full disclosure of funds will be shared with partners to treat all resources with transparency and integrity. 100% of the funds collected will be held in a separate account and used only for the UkraineMeals.com project.

Resources

Listen in to learn how you can pray for Ukraine and get involved in providing nutritious meals for Ukraine. 

Intercessors for America

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Billie Jauss: Detox from Chaos

Billie Jauss: Detox from Chaos

On this episode of the By His Grace podcast, Misty Phillip addresses the chaos we see in world today from the ruin of cities on the west coast of the United States including Portland, Oregon to the devastation happening with Ukraine & Russia. Our world is in chaos. Sometimes it’s not the external chaos that robs our joy, often times it is the internal battle in our mind that keeps us stuck.

Misty also interviews Billie Jauss live from the Christian Product Expo. Billie is an author, podcaster, and the wife of Major League Baseball coach David Jauss.

Through a process of detoxing from the emotional toxins, realigning priorities, and creating a spiritual health plan Distraction Detox will help you claim confidence and find fulfillment. Not in adding one more thing, but in realizing God’s best things.

Distraction Detox: Release Emotional Barriers, Restructure Priorities, and Realize God’s best

Billie and Misty have a wonderful conversation about the faithfulness of God, the twists and turns of our stories, and the necessity of taking steps alongside God. They also dig deep into releasing negative emotions, the necessity of sharing our words and our stories with others, and the ways in which God uses us as women. 

Key Takeaways

  • “We cannot control the chaos we see happening in the world today, but by addressing the world through a lens of faith and prayer, we can help our children be at peace.” 
  • “Sometimes it’s not the external chaos that robs our joy, often times it is the internal battle in our mind that keeps us stuck”
  • The Christian life is hard work. To Live effectively, we must keep our eyes on Jesus. When we look away, we feel lonely, discouraged and doubtful keeping our eyes vertical allows our love for him to grow we gain confidence and assurance”
  • “I was my biggest bully.” 
  • “God can heal us of anything.” 
  • “I never write a book unless I have lived through a message.” 
  • “It’s amazing how God can use us.” 
  • “No words you ever write are wasted.” 

Resources 

Russia-Ukraine tensions: How families and kids can keep calm and carry on

CPE: Christian Product Expo Winter 2022

Billie’s website

Billie’s books

Compassion International

The Spark Conference

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