May 13 2014

Performing for God: Candace Cameron Bure on Dancing With the Stars

You never expect to hear something like this on a major television network, but then again, we're never supposed to say never! 

I could not believe my ears when I heard a conversation between  Bible Teacher and Author, Angela Thomas along with Candace Cameron Bure on Dancing With the Stars.  It was "icon" night.  Each contestant picked an icon and they got to sit down and receive encouragement from that icon.  It was so amazing to see two women of God talking about how much they love Him and want to serve Him on National Television.  I wanted to jump for joy.   

Yesterday, Angela herself called in to the show from her hotel room in LA to tell us about that conversation.  She was doubtful that any of the "Jesus" part would make it on the air.  But it did!  

She told Candace, there’s a scripture that says "In the presence of God is the fullness of joy.(Psalm 16:11) That's where you are showing up with every week. You stay in there."  

Candace then looked right into the camera and bold said "I should always remember that no matter how many people I’m perfroming for, I’m really preforming for an audience of one, and that’s for God."  

You can do that too you know. No matter what you are going through, no matter what pressures face you, today stay in the presence of God, that's where you will find joy.  Remember who you're performing for!  Even if it feels like no one is watching you or no one notices how hard you work, God does, and that's all that matters!

 

May 12 2014

Walking Together Towards Jesus

Inside scoop for you on tonight's Dancing With the Stars.  

You might be surprised to hear who Candace Cameron Bure chose as her icon to appear with her on Dancing with the Stars tonight!  

It's Christian Author and Speaker, Angela Thomas! She has written many books including "Do You Think I’m Beautiful?" and "When Wallflowers Dance". 

I adored how Angela said she responded to the producer's questions on why she felt that Candace calls her an icon.  Her answer is something we should all strive toward in our relationships.  

"We both know I am not her icon.  Jesus is her icon and I am just walking beside Candace toward Jesus." 

Don’t we all need a friend like that? 

If you have a friend that is walking beside you keeping you focused on Jesus, cherish that friend and get on your knees and thank God.  

If you do not have that friend, it's time get down on your knees and pray for God to bring you one! I'm convinced it's the key to navigating life's challenges.  

Do you have a friend like that?

Listen to Angela Thomas tell the story herself here: