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Don't Debate - Create! (A timely recorded talk from Michael Shroyer)
In today's episode, I'm bringing audio recording of Michael Shroyer, my late husband, with parts of a talk he gave entitled, "Don't Debate; Create!" I have received personal messages of gratitude for sharing his message in the "Be and Become" episode, and I was even thanked by a church leader who had asked his entire staff to listen to that message in order to shift a ministry dynamic within their church culture.
Nothing could make me happier, and that is indeed MORE than what I was hoping that these episodes would accomplish!
I am about to send a manuscript of Mike's to a publishing company - he spent five years working on a small but packed book, entitled Name on the Front of the Building. It is blunt and reads like a charge. I used to tell him that it was full of much-needed messages, and he would say to me, "Ami, I don't want to put a target on the back on our family."
In the months leading up to his unexpected passing, he was doing his final edits, and was stuck on how to bring it to completion. He'd say to me, "I don't know how to end it, and I don't know how to begin."
I'd laugh, and say, "That's because I am going to write the Forward and the Afterward for you, silly!"
And while this is absolutely NOT how I imagined that this would take shape, here we are.
This week, I took a few days to myself to edit and prepare the manuscript for this week's send-off, and in order to get myself back in the framework of what ministry was like with Mike, I opened files of his audio messages, and prayed, asking God to help me select just the right one, and "Don't Debate; Create!" jumped out to me like a flashing light.
With what's going on in our culture, with having just watched the most chaotic presidential debate in all of history, and with some vision and local mission that we have reawakening with Wide Open Ministries, this could not have been more perfect!
I invite you to listen with an open mind and heart to this message and think about how we can apply these simple truths.
Not only does Mike talk about debate; he recaps what he cleverly called "The 7 Ways of Creation" which actually turned into eight cultural standards that we valued with the integrated family ministry and wholeness center that we were beginning on the 47-acres of North Carolina property, in Cre8 Home.
Just like in the "Be and Become" message, I will interject here and there to. give you some context, as will as some landing points that we can apply TODAY, in the environments we are currently wrestling through, both in our heated cultural climate, and in the home.
1. The most important things to God are repeated. He says the same things over and again, in order that we learn to live accordingly. Look for what He repeats, and it takes out the debate.
2. There are times when a scripture is a scripture and what it says is what it says. Let's stop taking half of God's Word and negating the other half. There are times when the debate just needs to stop. Choose to embrace what God is saying, and ask for help when it's hard to live out.
3. We end up missing it. We waste opportunities when we could really be making a difference. Don't debate; create. Create life.
7 Ways of Creation:
1. Life. Style. Redefined.
2. Connect. Celebrate.
3. Shared. Experience.
4. Stop. Performing.
5. Offering. Sacrifice.
6. Be. Become.
7. Don't Debate. Create.
Let's feed LIFE and stop fueling HATE -- let's take up for one another rather than taking sides. Let's believe that a person is more important than being right. And let's see what can happen!
Because God says, 'Beloved, you are MINE," you and I can learn to do the same.
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511 Countdown - Journey to Wholeness Series
This episode is a brief beginning - an overview - of where we are heading over these next few weeks.
Listen as we discuss the 511 Countdown, and start to discover ways to recognize areas in our bodies, souls, spirits that need attention, and what to do when we find them... or they find us!
Friday Faves and Feedback! Be and Become
How's this for determination? With life going full speed, I may not have gotten the first Friday Fave out on Friday... but here it is on Saturday!
Enjoy this weekend recap, with application as to how the Be and Become challenge played out in our home.
Take the challenge, and see what doors you can open in yours.
See you Monday!
Be and Become - A Conversation with Michael Shroyer
There is no one I wanted to share this first "guest episode" with, more than Michael Shroyer. On this day after Father's Day, I'm honored to piece together some recorded audio clips of a message that Michael lived quite well.
I was a recipient of his great outpouring of this way of life, and I watched Mike help others rise to become more than they believed they could be.
He used to say, "Ami, I live to protect your smile. I want you to spread your wings as far and as wide as possible."
He wanted to see EVERYONE become, and he championed on behalf of many.
For those of you who knew Mike, you will love hearing the reminders of these truths he valued greatly, and offered freely.
To those of you who have not known Mike, let me introduce him to you today! You will feel as if you've met him by the time this episode ends, and I believe that his life will mark a difference in us all.
Above everything, Michael wanted to see others lead with love, and feed the actions that produce LIFE! We sure do need that focus today.
Who is this episode for?
* This is for husbands
*This is for leaders
*This is for those who serve in the local church
*This is for those who have been hurt by those who serve in the local church
Thank you for lending me these 38 minutes -- I know you will be blessed!
***If you would like to hear the song that I wrote, Three Little Minutes, --- click on the link and you can take a listen and read the lyrics.
It's part of the Good Grief Project that the kids and I completed in the months after Mike's passing.
The next episode will begin to map out your 511 Wholeness Journey!
You won't want to miss it, so please subscribe.
It's an honor to walk with you.
The maiden launch of Ami Shroyer's podcast - Journey Through Fields of Daisies.
What a gentle invitation to grow through our grief
Ami is such a gentle guide pointing us toward joy and hope even in the middle of incredible pain. She stewards her husband’s legacy so beautifully and it’s an honor to grow through his words. This podcast will help you feel seen, known, and deeply loved.
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This episode with Michael is so impactful! Thank you for sharing his words.
Be and Become!
Love this! So great to hear Mike - wise words for such a time as this. Nicely done, Ami!!!