• VisionPassionFaith

Many have been on a desert road, are on a desert road now, or will be going on and through a desert road at some point in the future. Some desert roads last longer than others, and how one chooses to view the desert road may vary.

When some think of a desert road they may think of being out on the open road listening to music; some may think of walking down a desert path singing; while others may think of being out on the open road praying and spending time with God.

In a previous post, I mentioned some of the wisdom shared by Matthew West and Kirk Cameron in their conversation on the show "Takeaways" about "how the creative is pointing us to the Creator." (link below)

My Takeaways & The New Show “Takeaways” (visionpassionfaith.com)

One of my favorite Bible verses (and I have many)is Ephesians 5:19 - "Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord."

Casting Crowns has a song "Desert Road" and is worth a listen! Great lyrics!

Casting Crowns - Desert Road (Official Audio) - YouTube








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  • VisionPassionFaith

In a blog post I did last December, I mentioned Kirk Cameron's interview with Mike Huckabee on "Takeaways."

Mr. Huckabee mentioned that "leadership is like being a musician. Before one plays a song, one has to tune the instrument. The question one must ask is, what are you tuned to? In music, we play to a fixed standard, that is unchanging and rigid. The 'c note' is always the 'c note'."





One of my favorite podcasts is Sadie Robertson's "WHOA That's Good Podcast." On a recent episode, she had a great conversation with Louie Giglio, who is a leader, pastor, and author. He shares the wisdom of the importance of "tuning your guitar."

As with Mr Huckabee, Mr. Giglio, speaks of "tuning." He shares how the first thing one needs to do is "tune their guitar," and make sure whatever "your thing" is, is operating at the maximum level it can operate at. Don't skip over the details.

They go on to discuss the importance of hard work. Sadie mentions the fact that most things that are worth it, and are good and successful, come from a lot of hard work.





A couple of my favorite Bible verses, each of them makes reference to::

Mr. Giglio shares Psalm 19:

Psalm 19 - "The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

Sadie shares Thessalonians 4:11:

1 Thessalonians 4:11 - "Strive to live quietly, to attend to your own affairs, and to work with your hands."

Some great insights they discuss:

God put a billboard in the cosmos, to tell us how big He is!

God is the ultimate scientist.

God has a sense of humor.

Laminin - the "big left hook" for Louie Gigli.

Check out the full conversation on WHOA That's Good:

♫ Why I Believe There's a God | Sadie Robertson Huff & Louie Giglio (iheart.com)









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In my last blog post, I mentioned one of my favorite podcasts - "Hope Still Wins" with Ben Higgins.

I recently finished listening to his podcast episode with Shauna Niequist, and the relatability of this interview, is obvious on so many levels. Many are going though different seasons, and I am of the belief that we need to embrace whatever season we are in, as well as the lessons.






Some great insights to take away from this podcast:

•Some endings we do not "choose"

•Tricky and painful changes - many do experience

•Trust God's goodness

•Know how to determine: what to keep, let go of, transform along the way

•Let go or be dragged

•If we are honest with ourselves, sometimes things have already ended

•Loyalty is good, but taken to its furthest degree or without wisdom applied, may not be so good

•There is gratitude, especially when one is given a second chance of living a new way

•Building and rebuilding faith shows devotion and bravery






To check out this podcast episode visit:


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