Friday / January 31, 2014

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“Tu es o meu filho”

“Tu es o meu filho”

In English it translates to “You are my child”. This has been said to me every time I’ve been in Brazil, multiple times and has come from multiple individuals, but I believe it all comes from the same source, the Lord.  What has always followed after hearing this is an encounter with the Holy Spirit through the people of Brazil. 

I want to share two of these experiences with you. The first experience was last year …

Monday / June 25, 2012

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Spiritual Claustrophobia

I’ve always enjoyed the country. I grew up in a fairly small town in South Carolina that had three stoplights within the city limits. It was nothing of a big city. My grandparents owned 100 acres of farmland in middle Tennessee with a few cattle. We used to visit there every summer. I loved riding the tractor, walking up and down the hills. Open spaces give my mind room to think and my soul room …

Friday / April 20, 2012

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Del Tackett, The Truth Project & Ultimate Frisbee!

Del Tackett, The Truth Project & Ultimate Frisbee!

Miriam Beard with Del Tackett

This week Impact 360 had the honor of welcoming Del Tackett as our visiting professor. If you’ve never heard the name before let me set a little background. Dr. Tackett  is a name most commonly associated with a video series known as The Truth Project, a project designed to bring the Christian Worldview back to the body of Christ. He teaches at Focus on the Family Institute, and …

Saturday / January 7, 2012

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Returning to Pine Mountain

While home on my break from the Middle East, I took a short trip to Pine Mountain to visit my friends at IMPACT 360. I love returning there. I go whenever I get the chance. This time, God spoke to me, as He usually does. Here are some reflections from my time there.

I have always loved the story of Jesus and Peter walking on the water. When I was a boy, my church used to …

Friday / December 23, 2011

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Christmas Lessons from the Middle East

Having just arrived home for, among other things my sister’s wedding and Christmas, I have left the Middle East with new thoughts this year on the meaning and significance of Christmas.

On the words marked for December 13th, Oswald Chambers had great words for me to hear. I love reading Chambers because he helps me understand God’s word. And He knows better than anyone that I need help understanding it. In his brief discussion of intercessory …

Monday / October 31, 2011

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Jesus, Our Only Hope

As I sit at the end of the day, I read the latest headlines of the news. Students are left without education, having to work instead of study; riots spread throughout the world in protest against financial services markets; people are arrested as they occupy Wall Street; the Middle East fights to what seems no end.

Something is happening in our world. Not just our home town. Not just in our country, but in the whole …

Sunday / October 2, 2011

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Mountains and Valleys

I make an effort each day to read God’s word, as well as to read someone else’s words who know more about God’s word than I. Usually, that means I’m reading Oswald Chambers. This week, he gave me an encouraging word about life in the valley. His focus is on Mark chapter 9, the event is called the Transfiguration. Jesus goes up on a mountain with Peter and John, and they see him become a …

Thursday / September 22, 2011

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Serving the community

This week began our first week of Service Opportunities here at IMPACT 360! We were each given a list of places in the surrounding areas that were in need of help and asked to pick our top three choices.It’s going to be very exciting to see how God will use us to help serve those outside of the little community we’ve built here.It’s been two intense weeks of reading, writing, and diving deeper into ourselves, …

Tuesday / September 13, 2011

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First Week of IMPACT 360

First Week of IMPACT 360

 
Today was our very first real weekend day at Impact 360! It was very exciting, but it was also very hard to believe that we’ve only been here a week. Our class has already gotten so close that it feels like we’ve been here for months! Anyhoo, that being said, this weekend turned out to be both eventful and relaxing at the same time. And yes, that sounds like a contradiction but bear with …

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Class of 2012 is in Full Swing!

Class of 2012 is in Full Swing!

What an incredible journey God has already put us on here at Impact 360. It has been a privilege to walk alongside 30 incredible students who share with me in a desire for growth, a love for community, and a heart for Christ for nearly a week already. We have been blessed beyond measure with a great group of guys and girls and all have a great anticipation for God to move and to reveal …