Part 1 | Legacy – Interview with Lawanna Busby St. Clair

Part 1 | Legacy – Interview with Lawanna Busby St. Clair

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Part 1 | Legacy - Interview with Lawanna Busby St. Clair

by Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • An introduction through a vibrant man of faith | 1:27
  • Always ask, “How is it with your soul?” | 6:42
  • Have a passion for finishing the race well  | 12:03
  • Life is the tale of two stories, one finite and frail the other eternal and enduring | 14:21
  • We have to take inventory of our lives through “Spirit Lead Self-Leadership” | 22:41
  • Your ministry is only going to be as healthy as your insides | 27:12
  • Be that safe person for someone else, let your heart be a safe place for others | 36:47

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | MAKE SURE YOU HAVE one ‘HEART FRIEND’

It is imperative that you have a safe space created where you can be completely honest with at least one ‘heart friend’ in your life. As Christians, we need someone whom we can be real, and tough, and honest, and deep, and authentic with and call each other up to God. This is someone who holds you accountable, and you them. Make sure that you have that person in your life who is constantly asking, “How is it with your soul?”, so you can sharpen your heart and your relationship with the Father.

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. | Proverbs 4:23 NIV

2 | KEEP YOUR EYES FIXED ON ETERNITY

We need to keep the focus of our stories on the one who endures, the one who matters. It is so easy for us to get caught up in the minutia of making our own stories matter. Our lives are that of a blink of an eye, yet we spend hours, days, weeks, worrying about the lasting impact we will have on things that aren’t eternal. Although the laundry has to get done and the errands have to get done, just remember to practice the presence of Jesus.

Life is the tale of two stories; one, finite and frail, the other, eternal and enduring. | Louie Giglio

3 | iron sharpens iron

The reason we have our ‘heart friends’ is so that we’re held accountable. We want that truth to be held up to us in a mirror. It is only duress that iron can sharpen iron, under difficult, uncomfortable, and pressurized circumstances are we able to become what God has intended. We all run through periods of time where we lose focus on what’s important, we fall victim to the pressures of the urgent and important. This is the time for you, or those in your life, to call you back to that stability of Christ.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. | Proverbs 27:17 NIV

SHOW NOTES

We are so excited to bring you our two-part series on Legacy! It is truly a passion of ours that we reproduce the passion for Christ in each generation. Today we speak with Lawanna Busby St. Clair on what it means to make sure that what you’re handing off for the next generation is healthy, good, and Christ-centered. We want to pass along a vibrant, alive faith. Find your “soul-friends”. 

Our goal is to help us look either forward on the pathway that we’re looking to take with Christ, or to look back at where Christ has taken us, and reach out to those that are in need. Today, we really push into what it means to put yourself in correct standing with Christ so we can raise the next generation up. You can click one of the buttons below to get in touch with us, check out Til Death Do Us Part: Conversations With the Widowed: Marriage, Life, Death, And Love, or learn more about our Bible Studies and Women’s Groups..

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Ep. 2 | Understanding Your Bible – Books of History

Ep. 2 | Understanding Your Bible – Books of History

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Ep. 2 | Understanding Your Bible - Books of HISTORY

by Janet Carter + Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • What books are included in the Books of the Law? | 0:52
  • Diving into the life and times of Joshua – A takeover for the Promised Land | 1:20
  • Rahab, Spies, Jericho, and the genealogy of Christ  | 5:04
  • Judges, a dark time of about 400 years until the time of the Kings | 8:14
  • Ruth, Neomi and a famine in the land of Moab | 10:56
  • 1 + 2 Samuel, 1 + 2 Kinds, 1 + 2 Chronicles beginning with Sampson + Three Kings  | 12:39
  • David + Solomon |  The Golden Age of Isreal | 16:11
  • Ezra, Nehemiah + Ester and the Modern Day example of George Müller | 18:38

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ARE ‘POURED IN TO’

Joshua seeks out Moses as a ‘mentor’ of sorts, and Moses in turn, pours into Joshua. God has created us with this innate need to grow in Him, and we need support and guidance for what that can look like in our lives. Mentors can stimulate personal and spiritual growth where we saw a dead end, they can provide wisdom and knowledge into areas that we are unfamiliar with, and they can be a trusted sounding board, where we can be unfiltered as we wrestle with ‘truth’. If you are looking to connect as either a mentor or a mentee, please email us via the button below!

2 | ABSOLUTE, UNQUALIFIED COMMITMENT TO GOD

You needn’t be a coward or be fearful when you have God on your side. Through Rahab, a woman with a sketchy background, someone whom society cast out and overlooked, played an instrumental part in the Bible and God honored her for that. Because of her faith, tenacity, and bravery. When we stand up for what we believe in, with an all-powerful, all-knowing God in our corner, we will always be on the winning side.

3 | LEAN INTO THE WORD OF GOD, NOT YOUR PREFERENCES

We really see in this in our culture today, but it’s reflected in the book of Judges as well. There was an incredibly unhealthy cycle where they would disobey and cry out to God to deliverance from oppression. It’s so easy sometimes to trust what we want to be right, without reflecting on what God says is right. It’s simple and comfortable to fall back into what we want, rather than to press into what God has for us. It’s sometimes effortless to fall into culture rather than into our Father’s arms.

The further we get away from God, the more the world spins out of control. | Billy Graham

SHOW NOTES

Thank you so much for continuing on with our series, Getting to know your Bible. If you haven’t listened to Episode 1 – The Books of the Law, we would highly recommend you go back and do that. These books of the Bible cover about 800 years of the history of Isreal. Everything from Joshua taking his people into the promised land, the transition from Judges to Kings, famine, spies, bravery, and the rise and fall of some of the greatest empires and kingdoms in history. 

Our goal is for this big book to seem less scary. We want everyone to be able to pick up a Bible and dive right into it with the correct context, intentions, and guidance. You can click one of the buttons below to get in touch with us, see our list of Bible Studies, or to watch one of our services, so you can start following along as we teach the Bible every weekend here at Mission Hills.

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Ep. 1 | Understanding Your Bible – Books of the Law

Ep. 1 | Understanding Your Bible – Books of the Law

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Ep. 1 | Understanding Your Bible - Books of the Law

by Janet Carter + Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • What is the Pentateuch? | 1:16
  • In the beginning God . . . (an orderly list of creation from our Father)  | 2:46
  • Adam, Eve, the Garden, and the Fall | 7:01
  • Noah and the Great Flood | 11:46
  • And many sons had father Abraham | 13:31
  • Joseph and one rollercoaster of a ride | 17:09
  • The main character from that 10 Commandments Movie we all know and love (not Charlton Heston) | 21:52
  • Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy | 30:40
  • Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, and mind | 35:58

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | LOOK FOR THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD WHEN YOU’RE IN SCRIPTURE

God is so creative, just look at our animal kingdom! God created every tiger with a unique set of stripes, just like the fingerprints on our hands. You can look around at the stars He flung in the sky and the canyons He had his rivers carve into the Earth. Our God is a God of joy, creativity, humor, and passion and we can see it everywhere we look and everywhere we read in His Word (starting in Genesis).

2 | FOCUS ON WHAT IS ACTUALLY IN SCRIPTURE

A great example of this can be seen is in the story of Noah and the animals coming on to the arc, two by two. A story that we all great up with correct? Well, that’s not the whole story, some of the animals came in seven by seven! Not a huge difference and discrepancy, it just shows us that we need to be focusing in on what the Word of God says, not media depiction, advertisements, the Hallmark channel or anything in between. We can be shaping our perceptions of reality with anything other than the authority of Scripture.

3 | BRING YOUR FEAR TO GOD

It’s ok to be afraid, we can look right at scripture and see plenty of people that were afraid. They were afraid, even when they knew that God was standing by their side, by they brought their fear to Him and trusted in His plan. It’s so easy for us to get wrapped up in a moment, to only see the situations that directly surround us and think that that’s all there is to the picture. But it’s not. God’s plan for us is so much bigger than we could ever imagine and we have to trust in that, even when things seem out of control, too big or too scary because we never have to face them alone.

SHOW NOTES

We are so excited to bring you this series on Getting to know your Bible. We understand that it can be really intimidating to just pick up this rather large book, and start reading. The language can seem unfamiliar, the stories are set way in the past and you could be completely new to your faith. We understand that and we have been there.

We have seen a saying at a local church here in Colorado that says, “No perfect people allowed” and we think that is so reassuring as we start to dive into this wonderful book. We are here for you every step of the way as we unpack everything that God has in store for us through His Word. You can click one of the buttons below to get in touch with us, see our list of Bible Studies, or to watch one of our servies, so you can start following along as we teach the Bible every weekend here at Mission Hills.

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Interview with Iwona Eifling + Maja Kowalczuk | Our Partners from Poland

Interview with Iwona Eifling + Maja Kowalczuk | Our Partners from Poland

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Interview with Our Partners from Poland

by Janet Carter, Iwona Eifling, Maja Kowalczuk | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • A look into the past of Iwona Eifling and her passion for rescuing young women | 1:06
  • Bringing Maja Kowalczuk into the story – A Story from Pain to Hope | 10:46
  • Maja’s story, her calling into ministry, and how she’s leading women today | 15:37
  • God can take anyone, in any situation, and use them for His Kingdom | 22:03
  • Getting familiar with the incredible work that Josiah Venture is doing in Poland | 28:29

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | LISTEN TO WHAT GOD IS PLANNING IN YOUR LIFE

Now, this can be terrifying. When you take a step out from that ledge and just hope and pray that you’re going to be able to fly! In this podcast, we saw examples of how Iwona and Maja both had ideas for what their lives were going to look like and how God was going to use them. But what was their common theme? It was their step out, into faith, when they leaned into what God had planned for them. Whether that be stepping into ministry or moving to another part of the world to expand His Kingdom, what is God putting on your heart?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. | Jeremiah 29:11

GET STARTED HERE WITH PROJEKT 29.11 | Polish Language

2 | GOD CAN CREATE BEAUTY FROM PAIN

Our lives have a lot of examples in them where we have felt unworthy, unloved, and undeserving of grace of any kind. Maja and Iwona both have amazing life examples of how God can take the pain from our pasts, the people we were, and the mistakes that we made and completely wash them away. These beautiful stories show how God values us, He knows us deeply and He genuinely desires to develop a relationship with us. He will pursue us to the ends of the Earth, and THAT is at the heart of the ministry that Iwona and Maja are establishing in Poland.

CONSIDER A SHORT TERM TRIP TO POLAND

SHOW NOTES

We are so happy to bring you this interview today with Iwona Eifling and Maja Kowalczuk, our amazing partner’s from Poland. Iwona + Maja both work Josiah Venture, which is an amazing ministry, whom God is using to expand His Kingdom in Europe.

If you’re interested in learning more about supporting Maja Kowalczuk, please click on the link below. Or, if you would like to learn more about plugging into the community where you are, or at Mission Hills Church, click the button to send us an email.

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Getting to Know Janet Carter

Getting to Know Janet Carter

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Getting to Know Janet Carter

by Sharon Sands + Janet Carter | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • We are so excited to introduce you to Janet Carter | 0:27
  • Janet begins to follow Jesus and pursue a relationship with Him| 3:12
  • Who inspires you to grow closer to God | 3:38
  • Janet didn’t begin her professional career in ministry | 4:40
  • She then shifts from corporate to home to seminary | 6:29
  • We are going to be starting a 7-part series on “Understanding Your Bible” | 8:30
  • Bible Reading and Prayer are essential for Christian’s lives | 12:26

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | THE CHURCH IS FILLED WITH IMPERFECT PEOPLE

Sometimes people can be “turned off” to coming to church because they’re afraid they’re it’s filled with hypocrites. Which can be true! What the church is filled with, is imperfect people and that’s because only God is perfect. But, by showing grace to others, as He has shown us, we are able to grow closer to Him every day. We are able to show those around us that we can be accepting, and they’re welcome in this place.

2 | STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN EVEN IF YOU’RE STANDING ALONE

The Bible says that everyone is called to ministry, yet few are called to it professionally. Jesus says, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” | MARK 16:15. No matter what you do in your “9-5” you can always be an ambassador for God by holding true to what he says to us in His Word. Hold fast to what the Word of God says and that will keep you anchored through all of life’s storms.

3 | YOU CAN START TODAY

Even if you have never opened a Bible in your life, you shouldn’t be afraid to dive right in. Open it up, and start reading a Psalm a day. You will see who God is, and how He meets us where we are no matter what we’re going through. Head over to your local Christian Bookstore, or Amazon and pick up a copy of the NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION | STUDY BIBLE and a journal. Don’t be afraid to take notes and ask questions!

GET STARTED HERE WITH THE PSALMS

SHOW NOTES

If you’re interested in building community here at Mission Hills, click on the button below to learn more about our Women’s Ministry. If you don’t attend Mission Hills, don’t live in Colorado, or you are just looking for a good place to start asking questions, please email us.

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Welcome to Anchor + Waves

Welcome to Anchor + Waves

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A PODCAST FOR WOMEN

Welcome to Anchor + Waves

by Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • We are so excited to begin this journey with you | 0:04
  • Why we’re passionate about connecting with you through this Digital Community | 0:40
  • What you can expect from us, coming Fall 2018 | 1:47

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | WE WANT YOU TO PLUG IN

We think that every woman recognizes that life is unpredictable and incredible and tough. But you don’t have to go through that alone, in fact, you’re not meant to. Wherever you are, we want you to develop community and to find others that will say, “I’ve walked there! Let me come along side you for the good times and the bad.”

2 | GETTING STARTED DOESN’T HAVE TO BE SCARY

We want this podcast to be a reminder of Jesus, who is our Anchor, and how He meets us in every season of life.

With an anchor that holds fast and steady regardless of what we’re going through. We want to take a look at how this life-defining book has impacted the lives of other women…how the truths inside the pages can impact you today…how it breathes life into dead places, shines hope into dark places and brings strength to the places where we feel most weak.

This fall, Janet Carter, Sharon Sands and their guests, will be exploring this book that points time and time again to the Anchor that holds us in the midst of life’s storms.

SHOW NOTES

If you’re interested in building community here at Mission Hills, click on the button below to learn more about our Women’s Ministry. If you don’t attend Mission Hills, don’t live in Colorado, or you are just looking for a good place to start asking questions, please email us.

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