August 2016 Daniel Fast

August 2016 Daniel Fast

One decision can totally change the course of your life. The person you marry. Where you to go to college. Which career you choose. In August 2009, I chose to participate in the Daniel Fast for the first time. I stepped out in faith, believing God would help me and sustain me. I also anticipated the Lord would work powerfully as I trusted in Him. And He did. In more ways than I can count. Now, seven years later, I feel like I'm experiencing déjà vu. Again, our pastor has called for a church-wide Daniel Fast in preparation for the launch of a new campus. Again, he is asking the congregation to join him and the leadership team in … [Read More...]

A Late Night Message

A Late Night Message

It was Lisa Bevere, Sheila Walsh, and me – sitting down together, having a conversation. Only I wasn’t doing any of the talking. I was listening intently, with tears running down my cheeks. That night, I’d gone to bed early because I wasn’t feeling well. An hour after lying down, I woke up with severe stomach pain. I took a dose of Pepto Bismol, hoping it would help. Since I couldn’t sleep, I went into the living room. I should pray, I thought. Or read my Bible. But I didn’t. Instead, I turned on the TV and watched the 10pm news. Once the news was finished, I turned on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Jimmy made me laugh, … [Read More...]

How to Prepare for the Daniel Fast

How to Prepare for the Daniel Fast

The Daniel Fast is a unique type of fast because you can actually eat, unlike a liquid fast where only water or juices are consumed. But just because you can have food doesn't mean the Daniel Fast is easy. Fasting, in any form, is difficult because you're doing battle physically and spiritually. However, there are steps you can take to strengthen you for the fight. Following are ways you can prepare your … {Read More}