Glued to the Screen

Glued to the screen by Michael Blaes

Real Life getting boring?

escape the doldrums

enter another world filled with mystery and intrigue

Where You can be anything

an elf, a dwarf, or even an evil orc

a knight, a thief even a mage

Just ignore that open cage

adventure till you’re hooked.

now the door’s slammed shut

my brain-dead plaything

my willing minion

glued to the screen

The Potter and the Clay

Can the clay say to the potter,

I want to be a sword when the potter needs a scythe

Can the clay say to the potter,

I want to be a glass when the potter needs a jar

All the clay can say is make mold me into a vessel fit to be used

He throws me into the fire

It Burns as sin melts away

Once I dry in the sun

he fills me to overflowing with living water

destined to quench the thirst of dry and dusty souls

As time goes by my clay grows brittle and starts to crack
The potter picks me up and throws me into the fire to be used once again

This week I sit down with the producer of the Unresolved Life podcast, who also happens to be my husband and we ask a very heartfelt, but
simple question, what to do when the church fails you? We talk about a few different examples including a report that came out about the
Catholic church. A note, this podcast is best not heard by little kids.

 

Detailed Show notes coming soon




Teresa interviews MickTempleton about how he came to Christ, and almost lost everything.

• How did Mick come to know the Lord? [00:24]
• Family in a cult? [05:14]
• Bible College [06:16]
• God doesn’t call the equipped [08:39]
• Mick knew God was real before fully knowing God [09:18]
• Mick left Bible college [10:49]
• What happened to Mick when in the ministry? [11:57]
• His wife left [19:53]
• Mick was not welcome in his denomination [22:49]
• Mad at God? [23:37]
• Persecution? [24:57]
• Not inherit the Kingdom of God? [28:21]
• Knowing God’s Book [31:31]
• Many believe if the church says I am good, then I am good with God [38:22]
• People who have storms in life and those who do not [40:10]
Is there a problem with the church, or I am stuck in this sin [43:30]

Resources

Micks Facebook Page

Mick’s Writings

Mick’s Email




42 interview with Fuz Rana

Teresa talks to Foss Rana from Reasons to believe

• Growing up years? [0:36]
• From Islam (dad) Catholic (mom) to agnostic [02:26]
• To Christianity [03:00]
• Muslim is not a religion of peace, but there are peaceful Muslims? [03:15]
• Biology pointed to a creator? [04:40]
• If evolution were true there would be no reason to value life? [06:12]
• Disvalue of life played out in public schools [07:36]
• Manipulating DNA [09:13]
• One hand told life has no meaning, then other hand told can become like God [09:50]
• Transhumanism? []
• AI, Tesla, Google etc [10:50]”]
• You can’t have both devalue life and be like God [11:26]
• Desperate need to find God themselves [12:55]”]
• Human trafficking [13:18]”]
• What does evolution really teach? [17:33]”]
• Those who do not fit paradigm would be disposed of [18:24]”]
• Eugenics movement [19:47]”]
• What makes us exceptional? [20:49]”]
• Symbols? [23:15]”]
• Some biologists are starting to say we are unique [24:15]”]
• Satan tells us we are worth nothing [25:15]”]
• God ascribed value to human’s in the Old Testament [26:50]”]
• Treat the lesser people with contempt? [28:26]”]
• What to say to someone who wants more than evolutionary lifestyle [29:40]”]

Resources
http://www.reasons.org/




Teresa talks to Dave Janda of Davejanda.com also  heard on Hagman and Hagman Report

 

  • Who is Dave Janda? [0:50]”]
  • Radio trailblazer Wendy Hughes [03:28]
  • Operation Freedom Radio Show [03:50]
  • “We are good at treating these injuries. Why don’t we try to prevent these injuries?” [05:44]
  • CDC Contacted Dave  [08:02]
  • CDC stated to Dave his changes would save 2 billion a year [08:22]
  • Then President Reagan contacted Dave [08:50]
  • Reagan asked Dave to work with C. Everett Coop. [09:00]
  • President George H. W. Bush comes to office [10:08]
  • One political party []
  • Right Left axis is fraud [11:55]”]
  • Freedom/oppression up/down axis [12:10]
  • What happened in 1988? [13:00]”]
  • Founded the Institute for Sports Medicine [16:50]”]
  • Companies sue him, people threaten to harm him [“18;20”]
  • Good vs Evil battle in business/government [20:35]”]
  • God commands us to speak the truth with love [24:00]”]
  • Alternative medicine? [26:13]”]
  • Operation Freedom Health [31:00]”]
  • Before deciding on a treatment make sure of the research of such treatment [32:10]”]
  • Is the hope to getting quality medical care? [33:50]”]

Resources

https://davejanda.com




Teresa talks to Sanda Allyson of Myrtle Ministries Part 2

• Is there a Devil [1:13]”]
• Survival of the fittest? [02:16]
• Harry Potter? [03:38]
• Churches identify the evil one? [04:25]
• Life is a wreck how to get free of it? [07:40]
• Dr. Michael Lake of It’s a Biblical Life. [08:50]
• The Kingdom Intelligence Briefing [09:22]
• Has the fascination with the occult increased? [09:40]
• Abortion? Sacrifice? [12:10]
• We are not to be fearful. []
• Fear comes from the Lord of darkness [14:15]”]
• Symptoms you are under spiritual warfare [14:50]
• Why do pastors not talk about spiritual warfare? [18:23]”]
• If the enemy is not attacking are you living for God? [20:44]”]
• Jesus dealing with spiritual warfare [24:49]”]
• Both sides will cast out demons [27:18]”]
• How does one cast out if not done in Jesus name? [28:08]”]
• Most churches have a church plant [28:57]”]
• How do you know who is a church plant? [38:56]”]
• One side there is no spiritual warfare, other side devil is everywhere [33:58]”]
• How do you witness to those caught in the evil? [37:57]”]
• Prayers appear ineffective? [44:15]”]
• Learn who God is [45:50]”]
• Not understanding this? [47:00]”]
• How to start a conversation with God? [49:17]”]
• Object of anger is the Lord? [53:32]”]

Resources

http://myrtleministries.com




I hate gossip. It does nothing but destroy people. I’ve seen it first-hand and I hate it with a passion.

Why? Becuase it destroys relationships and trust. I’ve literally seen it divide churches. I’ve had it affect me personally, causing Child Protective Service called on me, all because a judgemental elder who had no understanding ran his mouth to our pastor who in turn ran his mouth to a social worker, instead of talking to us. The social worker, in turn, filed a report with C.P.S. and we had to fight them off for the next 6 months. The report was later dismissed for lack of cause. I ended up leaving the church.

The Bible is very clear about this topic. There are numerous scriptures that address it. I found 32 of them!

The one I think that addresses it the best is

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. James 1:26

So here’s my best advice. If you can’t say something to a person directly, keep your mouth shut!

Don’t go to a third party and “express your concern” to them. Even if it is a person in leadership or a pastor. Again if you have a concern, go to the person and express it to them directly. If you can’t do that, then pray about it and keep your mouth shut.

The problem is that too many times, we tend to try to fix things the way the world does. That’s not the right thing to do.

I think people act with the best of intentions. However, they don’t understand the damage that can be done.

Most of the time, people who are the victim of gossip, end up leaving the church and even spurn churches and Christians afterward. They may even walk away from God altogether.

I went through that. I deliberately stopped attending local churches for a time. I attended an online church where I felt safe. It took me a long time until I could trust people again.

If you are a pastor or leader, and someone comes to you with a “concern” tell them to talk to the person directly and educate them that what they are doing is gossip. Either that or arrange a meeting with the person in question and the gossiper and get it resolved.

Under no account, should you tell the person being talked about that an anonymous person has expressed a concern.  All you are going to do is tick the person off and create division.

enough said?