If my service had not been canceled at the last minute in Detroit on a Sunday night in 1978; and IF the Pastor, impromptu, had not invited me to stay over and speak in his evening worship; and IF at the end of that meeting, again impromptu, the Pastor had not extended the services for the next two weeks as spiritual renewal came to western Michigan — I would have never met a beautiful young lady by the name of Cristie Huf. The love, blessing, and friendship she has been to me is simply inexpressible. Her dad, Al, had been invited to the services where I was speaking. The last Sunday night Cristie came and we met. God intersected out lives in a most unlikely way. The rest is history — beautiful marriage, three awesome children, and five incredible grandchildren. It all started 37 years ago this week! Thank you, Lord!
There is a emerging trend across North America demographically that is indisputable. Regretfully, most of us are unaware of even what is going on. People are leaving. Where are they going? Why are they going? Who are the influencers? What is the prediction for America’s spiritual future? The dichotomy presents the Nones and the None Other. Filmmakers Drs. Jerry and Cristie Johnston are interviewing a cast of international experts for a riveting documentary to be released in 2016. They are listening to the nones and dones! Moreover, the Johnston’s are profiling the One Person who divides time and destinies.
Forty-years ago I was asked by Dr. Al Metsker to be the Evangelist-at-Large for Youth for Christ and the journey began of reaching people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A dear friend put together 3 1/2 minutes of a video collage of 40 years of God’s touch allowing me to share the love of God with millions of people. What is even more exciting is the JOURNEY using television media is about to begin in a new effective way in the United States reaching globally. I hope you enjoy watching (the clip ends with Cristie Johnston’s effective teaching ministry). Pray for us as we launch many new endeavors reaching the masses through media!
What can you do in 30 minutes? Have lunch? Watch television? Check Facebook? How about change your life? Why do some people achieve far more than others? We all get the same 24 hours in a day, yet a special few seem to have superhuman abilities when it comes to accomplishing great things in life. Tommy Barnett, a proven master at “getting things done,” says the key to maximizing your productivity is to make use of small, manageable moments in your day?just 30 minutes at a time. In this remarkably practical book, Tommy shows how to begin a whole new life of fruitfulness. You’ll see immediate results in all areas of your life. His book “The Power of a Half Hour – Take Back Your Life Thirty Minutes at a Time”
VISION MAN … MY FRIEND TOMMY BARNETT
If somebody asked me who was one of the greatest visionaries I had ever met — I would say, “Dr. Tommy Barnett.” I interviewed Tommy today on television and he told the amazing story of founding THE DREAM CENTER in Los Angeles, California with his compassionate son, Matthew. Feeding the homeless, seeing drug addicts set free, releasing men and women in addiction through the power of Christ is just the beginning of THE DREAM CENTER. Several times through the years I have preached for Tommy at First Assembly of God in Phoenix and also had the spiritually moving experience of speaking at THE DREAM CENTER. Tommy latest book, “THE POWER OF A HALF HOUR: Take Back Your Thirty Minutes at a Time,” is sensational! The anecdotes in the book are classic – men and women, some now household names, who made a decided difference in their life in the span of 30 minutes. I wonder what change of direction you could redeem in your life in just 30 valuable God-guided minutes!
“Why not change time from being your worst enemy to your everlasting friend? It all starts with the amazing things you can do in only a half hour,” Dr. Barnett writes. Tommy and I spent more than a half hour together sharing the future vision of our lives. In his 60 fruitful years of ministry, God has used him to reach hundreds of thousands of people for Christ all over the globe. He breathes every moment with vision, and his refreshing spirit and love is so contagious!
Dr. Barnett admonition is worth remembering every single day: TURN YOUR FLEETING MINUTES INTO DEFINING MOMENTS!
Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Daniel Amen stresses on the importance to focus on the right thoughts. If you change the way you think, then you will be able to maintain the healthy lifestyle in a long run.