Feb 06 2013

Guest Blog from Joel Houston of Hillsong United

We appreciate ministries like K-LOVE who have been so encouraging and inspirational to so many people in so many different circumstances.

Spending time with this crew today was meaningful and I'm thankful for having the opportunity to share a little bit about our vision for our new record which will be released February 26th.

For this new project, we wanted to really capture a fresh vision for what it is we do, why we do it and what it means to be part of the church. We wanted this new project to be about what it means to be a part of what He wants to do.

Zion. It's an interesting word, with several meanings and connotations. We read about it, sing about it and even wonder where it is. In Biblical terms it is the hill on which the city of David was built and perhaps where the Ecclesiastical meaning of the highest place, or Heaven, comes from.  Zion is precious to the heart of God and it's essentially what Jesus came to establish -- Heaven on earth. God is birthing His kingdom in us and through us here on earth and that is exemplified through what Jesus is about: mercy, love, forgiveness, generosity, justice - all of those things - and that's how we are called to live our lives. We get the chance to be a part of building God's kingdom here on earth.

The whole point of this album is the realization that God is doing His thing, and He has already done it, He is establishing His Church, and it's through us. It's through each one of us.

The album was birthed out of our cry, "God I want to be a part of what it is you're doing, if that means write a song, we'll do our best to write the best songs we can. If it means serving the poor and those who are hurting, then we're going to do it better than we've ever done it before. If it means just being a great son or daughter, brother or sister, mum or dad - wherever it is we find ourselves - then let's do that better than we've ever done it before.

Everything we do as UNITED, whether it be from recording or writing these songs, to playing them in front of people and all the production that goes with it or whatever part we play, it's all an expression of a really extraordinary God doing what only He can do through really ordinary people who love Him and want to serve Him.

We hope these songs, in some way, are an encouragement for people everywhere.

-Joel Houston

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Feb 06 2013

Heard on Today's Show!

Joel Houston of hillsong united stopped by our studio today! Here's a great quote from today's interview:

"Wherever we find ourselves, whatever we do, whether you go to school, or
you're a mom taking care of your family, or at the shopping mall - remember
whatever place God puts you - you can be serving God by simply smiling and
encouraging people, just being a light. However small that might feel,
when we are obedient to the call, God uses those opportunities, and opens
up more of them." - Joel Houston

Be looking for a guest post from him later today!

 

Video story from about Michael Oher and Leann Touhey. 

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/leigh-ann-touhy-michael-oher-celebrate-super-bowl-18405304

Trick Shot basketball kid - look for him in the NBA in 20 years! 

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/toddler-masters-amazing-basketball-trick-shots-18420485

World's Smallest car:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2013/02/top-gear-host-jeremy-clarkson-debuts-p45-smallest-car/

Another asteroid is heading close to Earth. 

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/asteroid-2012-da14-pass-close-earth-february-15/story?id=18413554

February is National Heart Month for obvious reason…But what is not so obvious are the signs when a woman is having a heart attack.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/HeartHealth/heart-disease-women-miss-warning-signs/story?id=18402082

The Post Office is stopping Saturday Delivery - be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get cards to your loved ones.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/u-s-postal-service-to-end-saturday-mail-delivery/

Jan 29 2013

Heard on the show

It turns out that Twinkies are mortal after all...they don't, in fact, last forever!

Guilt-free Super Bowl snacks

Actor George Clooney pays a stranger's bill in a Berlin restaurant

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Tim Tebow is SUPER!
Feb 08 2010

Tim Tebow is SUPER!

Sure I am a Florida Gator fan, but a far bigger fan of Jesus!  Whether you a Gator fan or not, it's hard not to be a fan of Gator quarterback Tim Tebow.  There has been controversy surrounding the Super Bowl this year due to the Focus On The Family commercial featuring Tim Tebow's story.  The commercial is very sweet, and certainly nothing controversial, in my opinion. 

If you missed the video, here's a link to the Focus on the Family website so that you can see it, and a great follow-up video with Tim's parents. 

I think that you'll love hearing Tim's miracle story, and how much of a difference you can make as a parent.  I hope this encourages you today! 

We would love to hear how you encourage your kids....

Comments (4) -

1/28/2010 6:39:13 PM
Debbie Isley United States
Debbie Isley
Im a Gator Fan, and I too thing the Tim Tebow add  had a Great message as well and there was nothing in it that I feel anyone should have felt threated by, it was a mother standing up and telling her story about her baby. The way my husband and I encourage our children  is letting them know that God Loves us ALWAYS we cant do anything that he cant forgive and He is always  with us and we have also told our children to stand firm on what they believe in and never back down and they can do anything they set there mind to  and to never let anyone tell you that you cant, thats what we do for our children. love DEBBIE
1/28/2010 11:48:39 PM
Lindsey Nelson United States
Lindsey Nelson
Found this commercial to be very sweet and the message to be very serious. Thank you to the Tebows. You are so very inspiring! It's strange to think I was faced with this decision 6 years ago and now all I think of is how precious my Emilia is,she now sings songs from K-love in the car and even inspires me! I have been purely changed by God's presence in my life.
I made it count today by posting the focus on the family spots on my facebook with a special message.
Now I am curious about Drew Brees and Scott's comments about his heart....searching nowSmile
Thanks Scott and Kelli, great work.
1/29/2010 12:55:17 AM
Joshua Parker United States
Joshua Parker
The controversy over that commercial makes no sense at all. AT ALL.
I have no kids, but I want to tell how my parents encourage me.
I draw comic strips, and my parents have supported me in everything I do. They've bought many of my art supplies, gave me a drawing table, and have never been afraid to tell me when an idea is a bad one, helping me to make the best ideas I can.
I am truly blessed to have them.
Thanks, Mom and Dad!
2/8/2010 5:06:52 PM
Siegener Catering Germany
Siegener Catering
my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with ‘we leave it to you to decide’.
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