Refining Life, on Purpose

Fandana: THE Indiana Music & Film Festival for Fans of Life

Fandana strives to be the Indiana music festival, created for fans of every kind: of music, art, film, knowledge, and most importantly, fans of life! Come become a fan at Fandana 2012: August 10 & 11 at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana. Plans include several music stages and artists (between 50 and 70 bands) and more activities for the whole family including a full-blown independent film festival, art galleries, a kids area, seminars, and much more. There will be camping, on-campus lodging, exhibitors, vendors, and plenty of entertainment at the tip of each attendee’s fingertips.

Review: Godspeed by Britt Merrick

Just finished Goodspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own by Britt Merrick, (David C. Cook). Here are some thoughts: We were made for a mission beyond the mediocrity of routine life. Careers, events and misplaced ambitions detract us from Christ’s mission to be “on mission” for Him in this world. In Godspeed, Britt Merrick challenges us. He helps us see beyond our day-to-day lives and makes sense of how we can join in God’s grand purpose — His plan to restore, redeem, and renew the world. God’s mission to save the world started with Jesus, but it doesn’t end there. Jesus, in turn, […]

New 1Glories Title: Oliver!

Oliver can’t understand why we designate days for Mothers, Fathers, and various groups. He explains his reasons for others every day as he shares lessons from Matthew, James and Romans. Download Oliver! Observes Others Day now – Hey, it’s free! What have you got to lose? If you enjoy it and/or feel the title would be well received by others, tweet it (use the hashtag #1gOliver), share on Facebook or email it directly to them [hint: use the share buttons below for easy sharing]. Featured Scriptures: Romans 15:12 ESV – Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him […]

Devolved: Pop Music or The American Dream – Can either be saved?

Was reading through Relevant Magazine this evening about pop artist, Santigold. It details her interesting path to her current stage in life as a person and artist. But this one paragraph in which she comments on the saddened state of the “american dream” – which has followed an even more awkward path, but in the opposite direction: “I think the current American Dream is to achieve fame, status and/or riches with the least possible effort or skill,” White muses. “Pretty much to blow up quick by any means. It used to be about earning success through hard work and having the opportunity […]

New Title Coming Soon: OLIVER!

We’re getting ready to celebrate Oliver’s Day with the release of our third 1Glories title, “Oliver! Observes Other’s Day”. Stay tuned.

Poem: When We Again Shall Meet…

When We Again Shall Meet… Ye ole’ country churches, nestled along the county roads, I used to know. Guideposts along the pathway we’d go, to the homelands in which I root. The fire station. The park. The smiley face and… of course, the bow! We stop at the anti-garden sown of stones, fallen meticulous in neatly circled rows. Fearful of my ultimate fate, an’ the moments, we’d all rather not face. I long for recall, the warm embrace, of a cherished soul gone far too soon. The one that has left that massive void, in the core of my stony, […]

New 1Glories Title: Eleanor!

We’re very excited to offer for your Easter enjoyment, a  fun little Easter title that teaches the Easter story of Jesus in an unconventional way. Download Eleanor! & the Elaborate Easter Leg now – Hey, it’s free! What have you got to lose? Featured Scriptures: Matthew 21:8-9 ESV – Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in […]

Easter: The Next 1Glories Title

After a lot of praying and thought, we’ve developed a concept and title for our next 1Glories title. Much like “Hank! The Hurried Angel’s Sling, it will be a fun, enjoyable and God-glorifying ready for people of all ages. One that can and should be shared with friends and family. Stay Tuned.

Learn: The Jesus Film

With the New Year literally just hours away, many people are reflecting upon the 12 months they’ve just experienced and looking forward to bright and joyous days ahead. An opportunity to wipe the slate clean and build a better tomorrow. Perhaps this describes you and your outlook. Perhaps not. However, all will benefit by starting out right, grounded in faith and with the blessed assurance of the one source for truly cleaning the slate of our sin-filled lives. Make some time today and watch the JESUS Film as distributed by the JESUS Film Project. It’s a two-hour docudrama about the […]

Resolve: Thoughts on Resolutions, Revelations and Preparation

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:14 If you are chattering about New Year’s Resolutions, you’re not alone. Whether you do so for fun or for attempts to make serious change in your life, it’s a custom that receives a lot of attention every year as we approach the coming New Year. I did a brief observation of the many tweets that include the hashtag #newyearsresolution to see what’s on the minds of others. They ranged from the absurd to the sad to the strange and to […]