11:29 AM

GOD-TV Article about Todd Bentley

Let me apologize up front for the length of this post.  But I've been waiting for the right opportunity to speak on this subject and until today just didn't feel led to do so...

With regards to Todd Bentley and the Lakeland Outpouring, I don't know how many of you followed or knew about the revival that was going on in Lakeland, Florida earlier this year, but it was hailed by many to be the greatest outpouring since Azuza Street and by many others as blasphemy.  There were many reports of healing, salvation and even people being raised from the dead, so needless to say it was controversial. 

While I didn't actually go to the revival (although I know personally several people that did), I did watch it some on the Internet.   I can affirm that the presence of God was very strong in the services, even over the Internet.  There were several times that I would weep because of the Holy Spirit's presence as I watched.

Well, the revival ended abruptly a month or so ago when the news that Todd Bently,  the unorthodox tattooed leader of the revival, was separating from his wife came out.   I followed the press surrounding the revival pretty closely via the Internet while it was going on, and have continued to do so since it's ending.  I've read all kinds of things about Todd and his theology, which I agree is questionable in some areas, and I've also followed the leaders comments that stood with him and against him during the revival to find out how they would react.

Honestly, my heart is grieved by most of it as I see the glaring division that exists between brothers and sisters in Christ.  But, every once and awhile I come across something that I feel matches the heart of God on the whole situation.  Today was one of those days, so I thought I'd pass it along.  It's an email that I received from GodTV.  Here's the link to it.  Let me know what you think:  http://www.god.tv/lakeland080925.

As for me, it just serves to confirm in my heart the mission of this ministry.  Regardless of what we think about Todd Bentley or the revival, there are hundreds or thousands of  lost and hurting people out there  that are in need of SERIOUS miracles.   That's why they flocked to see Jesus and that's why the revival took off like wild fire.  People want and need to experience the power and presence of God!  The enemy we are facing is real and still out to kill, steal and destroy.  Which is why this ministry will not stop, turn back, or be afraid to preach that Jesus is still in the miracle business and that anyone that believes this is in the perfect position to receive one!  I just wish that the Body of Christ would stop fighting each other, pray for Todd and his marriage, and unite against the real enemy!

Until nexttime...

God Bless,

Schlyce

8:58 PM

Facebook - my latest webventure!

Facebook

I don't know how I managed to live without it, but until a couple of weeks ago I didn't even know Facebook existed.   But now that I've joined, I must admit I'm a huge fan. 

For those of you that have no idea what Facebook is, allow me to enlighten you.   Apparently, millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with their friends and family.  Once you join you can invite anyone else that is on Facebook to be your friend and then share photos, upload videos, send messages and keep everyone clued in on what your doing.

Anyway, at first I wasn't sure about the whole thing, then all these people that I haven't talked to in years and years started popping up.  I'm talking high school friends, college friends and former co-workers that, not only have I not kept up with, but most of them were pre-Jesus.

Anyway, it's been awesome to see people's reaction to the dramatic changes in my life.  In fact, some of my old friends have been asking some great questions about the Lord.   I've gotten to share about the baptism of the Holy Ghost with one friend and have been asked to pray for people on numerous occasions.

So bottom line, if you're not on Facebook, I invite you take the plunge.  For me it's an opportunity to encourage, enlighten and uplift people all while having some fun.   Without it, I seriously doubt I'd be in contact with many of these people.  Our lives are just so different now.  But with the power of the Internet, I can just live out my witness right online...

Hope to see your face on Facebook soon!

Schlyce

9:20 PM

My Blog Strategy

the-computer-demands-a-blog Hi everyone!  Just thought I'd post a quick note tonight on my thoughts regarding blogging.  As you may know, I have two blogs -this one (for SJM) and one for The Jesus Show

The reasoning behind having two blogs is that The Jesus Show blog is really focused on the vision and message for The Jesus Show, while this blog is more focused on me and my life as a minister. 

As you may know, The Jesus Show is a weekly miracle service held every Friday night in downtown Colorado Springs.  It's really an awesome time every week.  There's a core group of us that are truly on a mission show this town that Jesus hasn't changed. He's still doing miracles!  And people are hungry. 

This last week we had four people just "walk in" that had either seen the sign outside or heard about the service from someone.  All of them were hurting and in real need of ministry.  My overall sense is that there is a real deficit in this town of spirit-filled services where healing and deliverance can take place.

Anyway, that's a whole other topic.  But my point in even brining up the two blogs is to make sure that everyone is aware of both of them and to encourage you to not just read one but both.  I rarely post the same thing on both blogs.  Also, just a reminder.  Don't forget to comment on the blogs directly.  I get lots of awesome feedback from people via email.  But my vision is to really make the blogs a place where I'm not the only one communicating.   Your feedback has been really enlightened and I know others would benefit from your viewpoints as well.

Oh and one last thing... You can actually subscribe to both blogs and get updates via email by clicking on the subscribe links.  On The Jesus Show blog it's pretty self explanatory, but for the SJM blog, I suggest that you just use the "atom" option which will set-up an RSS feed.

Okay, hope that helps.  Just thought I'd take a moment to clarify.

Have a blessed night!

Schlyce

9:41 PM

God is awesome!

We spent the day at the Colorado Springs zoo today and we had such an awesome time! I must have thanked God a thousand times for (1) giving me such a wonderful husband and daughter and (2) the beauty of His creation (animals are truly amazing!)

I don't know about you, but one of my favorite things about having kids is getting to re-experience childhood through the fun I have with my little girl. For example, today I learned that Giraffe's tongues are ridiculously long, soft and sticky, that I really enjoy carousel rides, and that corn dogs are actually pretty good.

In case you're wondering about how I know about giraffe tongues, here's the answer...


And here's a slide show of the day...

Honestly, this was one of the best days I can remember.... God is good!

8:46 PM

Now, that's what I call fun!

And no, I didn't teach her this. This was all Lily's idea!

10:53 PM

The Low Down on the Downloads...

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The download section of The Jesus Show site is now live!  Teaching articles, prophecies, prayer confessions, scriptures for meditation and archives of my monthly ministry letters are all available.  So go ahead.  Feed your faith and feast on these free resources.  The direct link to the download section of the site is  - http://www.jesusshow.org/teachings.htm  God bless you and thanks for all the great feedback.  We love to hear from you!

10:13 PM

AHHHH...Family Time!

Sunday is my favorite day of the week these days since it's Brian's day off and we get to spend the day together as a family.  A typical Sunday starts off with Brian (a.k.a. Waffle King) making us breakfast before we head off to church.  Then it's time for a family lunch in "the Springs" before heading back Sunglassesup the mountain for nap time (Lily's of course...).  We usually spend the evening having dinner at home and laughing at Lily, who seems to just crack us up constantly these days.  Anyway, today was one of those perfect Sundays where I just know without a shadow of a doubt, that my family is truly a blessing straight from my Father in heaven.  Thanks Lord!

2:20 PM

The power of vision - From my Prayer Journal...

A dock at sunset on White Sands Island in the Maldives. I'm a big dreamer.  I believe the words of Jesus..."All things ARE POSSIBLE to them that believe."  Therefore, the importance of  vision and dreaming what it possible through the power of your imagination is something I'm always thinking and talking about.  Whether we realize it or not, God has a very unique and specific purpose for each of us to fulfill in this life.  And it's not only bigger than anything we could ever accomplish without Him, but it's also the only thing besides God that will satisfy the deepest longings of our heart.  Anyway, one day as I was praying about my life's purpose and vision.  Here's what I wrote in my prayer journal.  It was based on Habakkuk 2:2 which says "Write the vision and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it." 

"Write the vision.  A written vision is concrete evidence in the natural of something that already exists in the spirit.  Writing it down gives your physical eyes the ability to see  it.  The vision is already fully completed in the spirit.  But, writing it down brings a picture of the it  before your physical eyes and helps you to focus on it.  As you focus on vision, it will begin to materialize right before your eyes.  The resources required to make it a reality will become apparent to you and you will be able to begin to run with it.   Soon the vision will become more real to you that what currently exists.  At that point, nothing can stop it from becoming reality.”

10:03 PM

Does Sarah Palin Speak in Tongues?

sarah_palin_2 Sorry, but I couldn't resist asking this question.  The rumors are flying all over the Internet because of her Assembly of God background and the responses and comments from people are just crazy.  Some people of course are outraged by the idea that any intelligent person would ever do this.  Others are defending speaking in tongues with a vengeance.  As for me, I truly am amazed that the country is even having a public dialogue about it.  It's my prayer that something good will come out of it.  Hopefully, it will open up the door for people to learn more about this powerful and much needed gift of the Holy Spirit.  As for me, I highly recommend Andrew Wommack's teachings on the topic.  I think he does an excellent job of explaining the whole matter.  Here's the link to his web site where you can download the mp3 teachings or listen to them online - http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/1040.

10:40 PM

Chicago Faith Conference - night 1

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Last night's sermon by Kenneth Copeland had so many nuggets in it, but the one thing that really stuck out to me was his point about not despising the Word of God.  He was talking about the importance of making the Word of God the TOP PRIORITY of your life and never getting to a place were you no longer think it's important.  This really struck a cord with me because it's so easy to let other things and the busyness of life creep in.  You know, we get up everyday and go about our daily activities, but are we making sure that we are spending quality time in the Word of God every day?  The Word of God is our compass, it's a lamp to our feet.  It's shows us where we're going and how to get there.   Without focusing on the Word, where would we be?  You know, Brother Copeland is right, we need to make sure we put and keep the Word first!

10:07 PM

We're off and running!

We kicked off the Intercessory Prayer class tonight with a bang!  Watch out devil, the students are pumped up and ready to knock you out!  Here's some photos from our first night. 

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FYI, for those of you that procrastinated, it's still not too late to sign up.  But hurry we only have 5 more seats left!

Blessings,

Schlyce

6:27 PM

Don't miss the Chicago Faith Conference!

The Chicago Faith Conference

This week is an awesome opportunity to hear from God!  Drs. Bill and Veronica Winston (my mentors and spiritual parents) are hosting the Chicago Faith Conference.  It's in Chicago, but you can tune in nightly via the web at www.bwm.org/livesermon.  The conference starts tonight and will continue through Friday.  Service starts at at 7:00 P.M. (CST) nightly and is guaranteed to bless you!  Tonight is Kenneth Copeland who is probably one of the most anointed preachers in the world, so you don't want to miss it.  FYI, I'll be blogging nightly on what I'm getting out of each night so stay tuned for that as well! 

11:27 PM

Schlyce's prayer journal - 9/4/08

Since one of the main thrusts of this ministry is to help people develop an intimate relationship with God, I thought I'd share some entries from my prayer journal from time to time as the Lord leads.    So here goes...  (This is from last night)

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO THEM THAT BELIEVE

- MARK 9:23

It's time for you to believe for more.  More favor, more grace, more revelation, more fellowship, more joy, more money, more patience, more self-control, more wisdom, more of everything Jesus died to provide.  Believe me for more!  Believe me for more in every area of your life.  I can only move in your life to the extent that you believe.  See yourself as I see you.  See yourself in your future.  Your future is much brighter than your past.  It's time to believe me for more!

Be Blessed,

Schlyce

9:07 PM

Intercessory Prayer Training Starts Monday!

Here's the flyer for the upcoming Intercessory Prayer Training.  If you live in the Colorado Springs area, you don't want to miss it.  Hope to see you there!

Intercessory Prayer Training Flyer

2:36 AM

Check out the jesus show!

The Jesus Show website and the blog are live!  Check them out...

The Jesus Show Website

The Jesus Show website is www.jesusshow.org

The Jesus Show Blog

The Jesus Show blog is  http://thejesusshow.wordpress.com/

Let me know what you think.  I love to hear everyone's feedback!

Love ya!

Schlyce

2:32 AM

Long time no talk

Wow - It's been forever since I blogged on this site.  Please forgive me everyone!  However, I assure you I haven't been slacking off.  In fact, I think we've made more progress with the ministry in the last month than we did the whole first six months of 2008.  Let's see...  I've implemented an accounting system.  Yep that's right I did it.  Believe it not in another life I used to be a CPA (well I don't believe in other lives, but you get the point)!  Of course, I didn't really like being a CPA, but it still does come in handy for projects like this...

I also hired a web designer that not only created the great new Jesus Show web site, but has also been really coaching me on the web strategy for the whole ministry.  Hence the new look for this blog as well.  I'd love to hear your feedback on the new look!  Also, based on everything I've  learned from him on the importance of blogging.  I've decided to turn over a new leaf and try to blog at least once every couple of days.  Pray for me would ya?  With my busy little two year old, Lilythis should be interesting!  Speaking of my little darling... Here's a recent pic that our great babysitter Cassidy took.  Does she have a gift or what?  I mean the girl is only in high school.  Kind of reminds me of another child prodigy photographer, Sarah Barlow

Talk to you tomorrow!

Schlyce