He Never Saw It Coming! // Jordan Feliz


Artist Jordan Feliz  is out on the Winter Jam tour but took time out of his busy day to check in with Family Life Radio! Among the things on his mind: Family, Easter and… FASHION? Yep! Would you believe that he didn’t ever OWN a wide brimmed hat what he went to the photo shoot for his first record, The River. A stylist selected it and it’s quickly become his “signature look.”

So Peter and Shannyn chatted Easter (and Easter bonnets) with Jordan Feliz!

You can here their conversation here:

 

A Prairie Girls Faith

Do you have great family memories of Little House on the Prairie?

Today’s a great day to make some NEW memories as

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder would have turned 151 today!

Peter and Shannyn celebrate by chatting with Ingalls Wilder biographer Stephen Hines,

who share insights on her faith and family!

If you’re looking for some fun ways to celebrate at YOUR “little house” check out

www.littlehouseontheprairie.com

Listen to the interview here:

 

New Year, Newly Recreated

Invite God to Re-Create You

Every year it’s the same thing. “I’m gonna lose weight .. or get out of debt .. or have better relationships.” And every year you reach a point when the resolve fades, and perhaps you even lose hope that you’ll ever succeed. Author Nika Maples was on that same yo-yo, until God stepped in.

One day I just felt God saying to me You can’t say crucifixion didn’t fix you.”

Nika tells Peter and Shannyn she’s found there’s a connection between God’s original creation and how He re-creates us.

 

2 Corinthians 5 :17 says “…if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!” Nika says “Just like God said in Genesis 1 ‘Let there be light’, I said ‘God speak into my darkened heart.'”

Change in our heart and spirit is not only possible, it can be permanent – but in order to succeed we’ve got to be intentional about it. Dr. Randy Carlson, host of Intentional Living, lists 10 InTENtionals for Growing Thru Change, including to:

Expect stress from it; Measure it; Look beyond it.

More tips from our Intentional Living Center on the home page at myflr.org.

 

A Different Kind of Christmas // Mark Schultz

No time of the year leans as heavily on tradition as Christmastime, but every once in a while it’s good to inject a few new things into your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Word Records’ artist Mark Schultz & his wife Kate took that to heart this year – adopting a new little baby girl from China!

Mark tells P&S “Yeah .. she looks nothing like me, which is a good thing!”

Kate is an OB/GYN, & Mark says “She saw a little Chinese baby running down the aisle at church one Sunday & said ‘We gotta have one of those.'” God tells us in his word we’re adopted. Mark was adopted when he was just 2 weeks old, & says “adoption is a blueprint for what we’re supposed to do here on earth.

 

Wouldn’t It Be Great to Get a Do Over?

Our Amazing God is the king of second chances! God can redeem you. Nothing you do can take away His love for you, when you come to Him. He is patient while you learn your need for Him. Family Life Radio member Chuck shares his testimony.

But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself. Psalm 49:15

Matt Maher

Matt Maher, in August 2015, had the privilege of participating in Chris Tomlin’s Worship Night in America at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, along with several other Christian artists, and he had a blast!

            “It’s kind of like going back to summer camp and seeing all your old buddies. And the fact that we got to do it at Red Rock was kind of a bucket list moment for everybody.  It’s like God himself carved the place out of the ground for people to sing his praises.”

Several years earlier, Chris Tomlin had requested permission to record Matt’s song, Your Grace Is Enough. Having an established artist request permission to record one of your songs is a great honor and it was a memorable moment for Matt.

“I remember it was an email from Chris in January of 2004. Chris was in the middle of making Arriving.  He pretty much had most of the record done.  He was looking for one or two other songs, and he had heard that song. It really was a moment where I had a deep abiding sense that God was saying this is the beginning of a new chapter.  Yeah, and it’s been an awesome chapter so far.”

Matt lives in Nashville with his wife Kristin and their two young daughters, Connor and Rowan. The humorous things his kids say and do, along with his wife’s sense of humor, keeps their home filled with laughter. And as a husband and a father, there is one thing Matt wants to be more intentional about.

            “I think there are two sides to every family.  There’s the side of running a house, which is like running an administration.  There’s all this administrative stuff that we have to do as family, but I think the goal is to try to be present to each other in the midst of doing that. Right now my wife and I are really trying to be good stewards.  We can run a good household but more than that God wants us just to be truly present to one another.”