Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hot Topics: Inside Look

This has been a fun & challenging month as we have covered the hot topics of...
1. Depression
2. Pornography
3. Gambling
4. Drinking

Each of the topics have been tough to tackle but I have enjoyed the challenge and have enjoyed creating an authentic environment.

Today we talked about drinking. I know this is a touchy subject for a lot of people. I tried to navigate thorough this topic Biblically but not religiously. I encourage you to pause for 25 minutes and listen to the message online at

The whole reason we have gone through this series is not to point fingers, not to make feel people feel ostracized but to deal with issues that people are facing and to create an authentic environment where people can get help.

I mentioned in my message that we support a ministry called Life Challenge in Detroit. They help people get free from life controlling problems. If you need help or know someone who does, I encourage you to check them out.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Porn Sunday Follow UP

This past Sunday was part 2 of our series "Hot Topics" as we tackled the issue of Porn.

I shared many stats to bring awareness to how prevalent this problem is. (you can listen to the message on-line by clicking this link

I believe the best way to begin the process of healing and freedom is to tell several people you trust. Don't let the addiction stay in darkness because what is brought out in the light is easier to fight. Go ahead and tell a few people today and ask for their help, wisdom, prayers & encouragement.

Also, set up some boundaries. We are human and often give in when we are tired and alone. Accountability can protect us in our weak moments. Here is a link to 2 software's you can download. One is free and the other has a yearly subscription.

Safe Eyes Link (Internet filter & accountability...#1 software available)

X3 Watch Accountability Software (free version at very bottom, Pro is $7)

By telling a few people and implementing boundaries, you are taking 2 huge steps toward freedom. You may still be tempted and even stumble, but you are moving forward!!!