33 episodes

Do you thirst for joy and meaning? Join Neal and Amie for their inspirational podcast discussing life’s joys and struggles. Tune in each week as Neal and Amie discuss cutthroat real opinions, unconventional Christian ideas, a sense of divine purpose, and the drive to be better than you are. Are you trying to find your way? Are you looking for purpose and joy? Do you want a challenge to rise above? Do you love stories of overcoming trials? Would you like free tools that will help you find your way? If the answer is yes, then this podcast is for you!

Neal and Amie are two type A personalities that married young, but have been married over 20 years. People seem to either love them or hate them. People have huge opinions about them. People want what they have, a life that is raw, real, and laid out for all to see.

The Neal and Amie Podcast Neal and Amie Preston

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Do you thirst for joy and meaning? Join Neal and Amie for their inspirational podcast discussing life’s joys and struggles. Tune in each week as Neal and Amie discuss cutthroat real opinions, unconventional Christian ideas, a sense of divine purpose, and the drive to be better than you are. Are you trying to find your way? Are you looking for purpose and joy? Do you want a challenge to rise above? Do you love stories of overcoming trials? Would you like free tools that will help you find your way? If the answer is yes, then this podcast is for you!

Neal and Amie are two type A personalities that married young, but have been married over 20 years. People seem to either love them or hate them. People have huge opinions about them. People want what they have, a life that is raw, real, and laid out for all to see.

    Brighter Days "The Seeker"

    Brighter Days "The Seeker"

    • 28 min
    Brighter Days Series: "Black Hole Sun

    Brighter Days Series: "Black Hole Sun

    Intro: Hi I’m Neal Preston. My wife, Amie and I, along with our three children Bradlie, Kaden, Quince and an entourage of extended family and friends have all dedicated ourselves to helping lost, hurting and broken people find their God-given calling and make life count. We do this through creating resources that affect, effect and infect people's lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. Last year we wrote a book called WayFinder, A Wake-Up Call For A Wandering Soul. The concept we are talking about today was sparked from a chapter in WayFinder called Brighter Days. To check out more of these recording and get resources to help you Find Your God-Given Calling and make life count go to NealAndAmie.com or follow us on social media @nealandamie

    Let’s jump into today's episode of brighter days entitled “Black Hole Sun”

     

    Do you ever feel like your life is dropping into a black hole?

    Chances are you’ve either been in a black hole, you’ve come out of a black hole, or you’re on the way to a black hole.

    When you are stuck in the hole your whole being cries out for the sun!

    Light is the only answer for darkness.

    How do we land in darkness… hahahaha…

    The real question we should ask ourselves is how do we not land in it!

    Selfishness, pride, envy, addiction, abuse, divorce, failure, fear… all of these are a one way ticket to the black hole.

    Today we are going to talk about how to reach for the sun when you’re buried in the black hole.

    Hell and all its workers, the dark angels, what the bible calls demons are constantly seeking to keep you stuck in the pit.

    Today we are going to talk about how to exit the night and enter light!

    Life is too short to live miserable. There is a better way. Today is the day to find it.

    Lets dig into this a little deeper

     

    Out in the desert there are old mines all over the place.

    A friend of mine is a county fireman and one time he was called out to a rescue.

    A young man was riding his dirt bike and didn’t have a clue that just around a blind corner was one of those mines.

    In seconds this young man found himself at the bottom of a black hole.

    This story doesn’t have a happy ending. The hole this young man fell into was so deep there was no oxygen at the bottom of the hole.

    When emergency services arrived they attempted the rescue but quickly realized the hole was too deep. It required an oxygen respirator to get down to the young man.

    What a tragedy!Sadly, just like that young man who didn’t know what was around that blind corner on that sad day, you and I drop into spiritual black holes because we are unaware of what’s around the corner.

    When we drop in the hole our life goes dark. We are consumed with emotion. Jealousy, anger, sadness consume us, and we don’t know how to get out.

    When this happens we need a rescue the same way the young man did!

    If you stay in the hole too long, sometimes time runs out and it’s just too late.

    We all need a rescue! When you are stuck in the pit, you can’t climb out on your own.

    Let’s look at some scripture to see some common pitfalls that happen in life when we are running blind from corner to corner.

    Pride, selfishness and the mentality of “I don’t need anyone’s help” is one of the biggest pitfalls that land us in a black hole.

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    Over the years working with people in our businesses, church, coaching athletes and parenting I’ve developed a saying I like to use to point out this mentality.

    Pride has a saying… Pride says “I know!” Humility say’s “Teach me!”

    1 Corinthians 8:1 says, “The man who thinks he knows, doesn’t quite know as he ought to know.”

    Have you ever heard the saying, “The older I get the less I know.”

    A mentality like that is what the bible calls wisdom!

    Better was a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knew how to take advice. Proverbs 17:6 ESV

    We all need guidance! All of us. This side of heaven, no one arrives at perfec

    • 29 min
    Sit With The Spirit

    Sit With The Spirit

    Neal discusses the importance of sitting with The Spirit.

    • 40 min
    Monthly Checkpoint

    Monthly Checkpoint

    Neal discusses the importance of the monthly checkpoint.

    • 34 min
    Track Crews

    Track Crews

    Neal discusses staying on track with track crews.

    • 28 min
    Annual Checkpoint Talk 2022

    Annual Checkpoint Talk 2022

    Visit https://www.nealandamie.com/monthly-checkpoint for your checkpoint.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

colton.jensen ,

Real life lessons about Faith and Family!

A refreshing podcast! it makes you realize how important family is and how it’s important to cherish and protect that. It’s about the process and the lessons you learn along the way.

A must listen!

B Rivs ,

One word: Substance!

Neal & Amy, go deep with out taking themselves too seriously. If you’re looking for a light hearted podcast, that goes beyond trivial information this is it! By being open & honest about their own experiences, they offer real world insight into aspects of life that we all struggle with, but don’t always know how to fix.

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