Ryan White





Listening to MJ & Ryan White

Michael Jackson – Gone Too Soon (Official Video)
Channel :- MichaelJacksonVEVO
Published On :- 2009-Oct-2nd
Released as a single on the fifth annual World AIDS Day, Michael Jackson’s “Gone Too Soon” short film celebrates the life of Michael’s friend, AIDS activist Ryan White. The song was recorded by Michael to honor his friend who passed away while Michael was in the process of recording the Dangerous album.


  1. Hemaware – The Bleeding Disorders Magazine
    • Remembering Ryan White
      Teen’s AIDS advocacy endures 30 years after his diagnosis
      Author: Sarah Aldridge, MS
      NOVEMBER 15, 2014
    • How Modern Medicine Has Tackled HIV
      New drugs provide strong defense
      Author: Sarah Aldridge
      FEBRUARY 6, 2013


Denzel Washington



  1. Put God First – Denzel Washington Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech
    In delivering the commencement speech at Dillard University, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington told the college graduates to put God first in everything they do, adding that everything he has accomplished in this life was due to the grace of God.
    Channel :- Above Inspiration
    Published On :- 2017-Oct-26th
  2. Garth Brooks gushes over latest Denzel Washington movie
    The two-time Oscar winner discusses his role in the new film “‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.” and talks with Garth Brooks about the powerful message it conveys.
    Channel :- Good Morning America
    Published On :- 2017-Oct-20th


In depth

Put God First – Denzel Washington Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech

  1. Put God first
    • Put God first
    • Put God first in everything you do
    • Everything
      • Everything you see in me
      • Everything you think you love in me
      • Everything you think I have accomplished
      • Everything you think I have
        • And, if I have a few things
      • I have, because I have because of the grace of God
    • 40 years ago today
      • March 27th, 1975
      • Just this past March, I was flunking out of college with a 1.7 ( out of 4.0 GPA )
      • I hope none of you can relate
    • Word of Prophecy
      • I was sitting in my mother’s beauty parlor
      • And, there was a lady under the dryer and every time she looked up, I looked up, and she was looking at me
      • And, finally she said, I have a prophecy for you
      • She said give me a pencil, I have a prophecy
        • Boy you are gonna travel the world and speak to millions of people
        • Mind you, I was dropping out of college
        • I was thinking of joining the Army, I did not know what I was gonna do, and she is telling me I am going to speak to millions of people
        • And, I have travelled the world, and spoken to millions of people
      • But, the most important thing
        • is what she told me, what she taught me, has stayed with me since
        • I have being protected, I have been directed, I have been corrected
        • I have kept God in my life and it has kept me humble
        • I did not always stick with him, but he stuck with me
        • So stick with him in everything you do
        • If you think you want to do what I have done, then do what I have done
  2.  Fail Big
    • Dreams without goals are just dreams
      • Have dreams, but have goals
      • Without goals they fume disappointments
    • In order to accomplish goals, you must apply discipline and consistency
    • Working really hard is what successful people do
    • In this text, tweet, tweek filled world, you have to pay more attention
      • Just because you are doing a lot more, does not mean you are getting more done
      • Don’t continue movement with progress
  3. You will never see a U HAUL behind a Hearse
    • I don’t care how much money you make, you can’t take it with you
    • I don’t care how much you have, it is what you do with what you have
    • We all have different talents
    • The most selfish you can do in this world is help someone else
      • Why is it selfish
        • Because of the gratification
        • The goodness that comes to you
        • The good feeling that I get from helping others
        • It is the Joy
        • That is where the joy it is
        • That is where the success is
  4. Finally,  I pray that you place your slippers right under the mattress
    • So that when you wake up in the morning you have to get on your knees to reach them
    • While you are down there, you stay thank you
    • Thank You
      • Thank you for Grace
      • Thank you for Mercy
      • Thank you for Understanding
      • Thank you for Wisdom
      • Thank you for Parents
      • Thank you for Humility
      • Thank you for Prosperity
    • True desire in your Heart is God’s calling that it is already yours
      • Anything you want good, you can have
      • Claim it
      • Reach back and pull someone else up
      • Don’t inspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference

Garth Brooks gushes over latest Denzel Washington movie

  1. Garth Brooks
    • The conversation me and my wife had after watching the movie
      • We think we understand each other
      • I do not understand what goes on in your life, just like you do not understand what goes in mine
      • But, we make all of our arguments based on the fact that we think we do
      • But, it is the tolerance that he speaks of, that forgiveness
      • That second to think, before you strike back is everything
    • The thing we are going to use from now on…
      • Drowning in the Shallow End
    • Love everything you do


Switchfoot – Jon Foreman



Found out about Switchfoot through listening to Bishop Earl’s talk about “Mother in Heaven“.

Is Switchfoot a Christian Band?

Here is a clip of Bishop Earl voicing Jon Foreman’s response to the question of whether his band, SwitchFoot, is a Christian Band.

Link – Video Clip

Link – Text

Does Lewis or Tolkien mention Christ in any of their fictional series? Are Bach’s sonata’s[sic] Christian? What is more Christ-like, feeding the poor, making furniture, cleaning bathrooms, or painting a sunset? There is a schism between the sacred and the secular in all of our modern minds.

Christ didn’t come and die for my songs, he came for me. Yes. My songs are a part of my life. But judging from Scripture I can only conclude that our God is much more interested in how I treat the poor and the broken and the hungry than the personal pronouns I use when I sing. I am a believer. Many of these songs talk about this belief. An obligation to say this or do that does not sound like the glorious freedom that Christ died to afford me.

“…any song can glorify God—whether or not it explicitly mentions religion or the name of Jesus Christ. In fact, this applies to any work that we do. The important thing for Christians is to do their utmost to live in obedience to God’s call on their lives.”

Songs & Interviews


  1. Caroline
  2. Equally Skilled
    March 21, 2015
  3. Instead of a Show
  4. Jon Foreman – Broken from the Start
    Published on Mar 23, 201


  1. Behind the Scenes with Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman and the Acoustic Pro Amp Series
    November 10, 2015
  2. Jon Foreman on Sounds Like A Movement
    Published on Oct 21st, 2015
    Jon Foreman is a writer, raconteur, and lead singer of the Grammy Award winning band, Switchfoot. In addition to writing and producing albums that have gone double platinum, Jon’s writings have been featured in publications like The Huffington Post and Men’s Health. In this special live episode of The Sounds Like A Movement Podcast, we discuss our relationship with chaos and how tension produces wonder. Jon also plays three songs from his latest solo project, The Wonderlands.
  3. Jon Foreman Interview- The Wonderlands EPs ( with Sada K.)
    Published On Oct 22, 2015
  4. Live Your Song. | Jon Foreman | TEDxUniversityofNevada
    Published On:- 2016-Feb-8th
    Added On:- 2017-Feb-27th



The Wonderlands

Collaborated with friends

  • Andrew Wessen from GroupLove
  • Darren King from MuteMath
  • Taylor York from Paramore
  • Ryan O’neal from Sleeping at Last
  • Jeff Coffin from Dave Matthews Band
  • Eric Owyoung from Future of Forestry


Sermons & Discussions – 2016/Feb


The beginning of a new year is as good as any to lean forward and see what areas the Spirit of God and the fellowship of his body is opening and availing.

I hope the last year brought about healing and wholeness. And, those gains are being solidified in the new year.

A few days ago I sought out new words of encouragement and stumbled upon Charles Price.   His sermon “Icabod or Ebenezer” is listed below.

Charles Price traces his walk back to his great grandfather conversion during the 1904 Welsh Revival.

And, so I started viewing other sermons on Revival.

Really like the enthusiasm of Mary Peckham who found God during the 1949 Lewis Revival.

Here are some touching words from Ms. Peckham:

Oh God, I love your people.  I can not explain it, but I love your people. And, I want to be in their company for the rest of my life.
If at the end of my life, you were to send me to Hell, if that is what I deserve, then it will be alright with me.

The conviction of sin in a season of Revival is too terrible for words.

And, later Chuck Missler’s interviewing Stephen Meyer.

Stephen Meyer talks up Intelligent Design.

During the Interview, Chuck Missler pointed out that God’s first love is that of a creator.

Taken in context from Romans 1:19, “God has made it plain in the things that are made.“.

And, on same note God is exceeding jealous if his role as a Creator is questioned.

On the other hand, one needs his Word to see him as a redeemer.

But, first Leon Bridge singing River.


  1. Leon Bridges
    • River on SNL
    • Macklemore performs ‘Kevin’ feat Leon Bridges (Lyrics )
    • Macklemore performs ‘Kevin’ feat Leon Bridges at the AMAs
  2. Lewis Revival
  3. Charles Price, Peoples Church in Toronto, Pastor
  4. Welsh Revival
  5. Chuck Missler’s Interview

Lewis Revival

Lewis 1949 Revival Testimony by Mary Peckham

  1. People knew the Book
  2. When Spirit fell there was fuel there to be burnt
  3. Revival had come once earlier ( in 1939)
  4. It is a healthy thing when people are hungry
  5. I am not going back to Lewis until Revival was over
  6. I have my own life and my own ambitions
  7. Inwardly disturbed when conversation about Revival occurred
    • The sinners in Zion are afraid ( Isaiah 33:14 )
  8. People that were drunkards were now converted
  9. Afraid of the supernatural
  10. If at end of Life, I was Saved, that was OK
  11. But forced to go Church by my parents that found me out
  12. As someone unconverted to be in such a situation, it was not a comfortable thing
  13. Duncan Campbell was the preacher who brought revival
    • The man was in earnest
    • He stormed up and down, sometime down the Pulpit steps
    • He quoted “that though the sinners join hand in hand they will not go unpunished” –  Proverbs 11:21
    • He did not preach a soft Gospel
  14. Father asked after first service, “How did you enjoy that?”.  I replied:
    • I did not enjoy it
    • Found no delight in it
    • But, the following night, I went as well
    • Never again did I have to be asked whether I wanted to go
    • Walk 2 1/2 mile in wintery weather
  15. Heard father’s cry late at night, a hardened sailor
  16. Abiding in the hope that “If this conversion did not come to our home, it wouldn’t be so bad
  17. Awareness of the Presence of God
    • God the Creator
      • Oh everyone that thirst ( Isaiah 55:1 )
      • Word of God came “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” ( Exodus 3:5 )
      • Looked on to the Ocean and found in it the fishes the Creator created
  18. Solemnity of Eternity
    • In our services today, we lack eternity
    • Now all we think is what will benefit me
  19. It is a fearful thing to come into the hands of the Living God ( Hebrews 10:31 )
  20. In a meeting
    1. Fearful
    2. Drawing Power of the Spirit of God
    3. Those that are anxious about their souls
  21. Testimonial in the Life of Others
    • Saw in the face of a young girl the beauty of the Lord
    • Driven to pray at 3:00 AM
      • And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it ( Psalm 90:17 )
    • Lost and did not know how to get saved
    • Went to Church an hour before service
    • No one kept time
    • Even past benediction, waited and hoped that it will go on
    • For 3 months continued in search
  22. God’s Love
    1. Personally felt No assurance of Salvation personally
    2. One night prayed, the date was 22nd  of August, 1950
    3. Oh God I love your people, I can’t explain it.  I want to stay in their company for the rest of my life. If at the end of my life, you see it fit to send me to hell, then it is allright
    4. Conviction of sin in a season of revival is too terrible for words
    5. Growing up among God’s people and any immorality will be frowned upon
    6. The Spirit of God witnessed with my Spirit and I knew I was saved
  23. Travelled everywhere
    • 60 miles in a lorry
    • Filled with laughter
    • Tongues filled with songs
    • Lyrics were composed
    • Singing and making melody songs
  24. News came from faraway
    • Words came from London – Why did you not tell me about Jesus?

Wind of the Spirit – The Story of the Lewis Revival

  1. There was a blacksmith in Lewis named John Smith. He was very involved in the revival. In fact, before the revival, he and other elders prayed right through. They took Psalm 24, ‘Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD or who shall stand in His holy place? He that that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.’ John Smith once turned to the other elders and said, ‘It’s absolute humbug for us to be praying like this unless our hands are clean, and our hearts are pure.’ And so they united together. They confessed before God. They got right with God and prayed on. I am so glad that when I was away in the world, not interested in the things of God, there were men like these who prayed, and who prayed through.
  2. Does it not give us a hunger in our hearts to see what God can do? ‘I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground.’ How many of us are thirsty? Or, are we like the Laodicean church, neither cold nor hot? I’m here to testify that God is a covenant-keeping God, and that Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd that gave His life for the sheep. The Son of Man who came to seek and to save that which is lost and saved me!

Charles Price

Icabod Or Ebenezer

  1. Charles Price family was saved during the 1904 Welsh Revival
    • 100, 000 people found God in a period of 10 weeks
    • Great Grandfather was a Godless man, but found God in a Pub
    • Woke up  Great GrandMother to tell her that he has found God; family ( including 20 year son concluded that he was indeed drunk )
  2. Letting God be God in our heart, in our own lives
  3. They were asking God to be their Savior
  4. Not asking God for a good life. but for
    • Mercy
    • Forgiveness
    • Cleansing
  5. In danger of turning Jesus Christ to our preferred Helper, Physician,  Psychologist,  a great provider
  6. But that is not who he is but he is a Savior; not just from the guilt and consequence of our Sins but also from the Power and Grips of our sins
  7. Salvation includes pouring us with his Holy Spirit and his Lordship is our lives
  8. We can try seeing Christ through the Gift of Mercy, Forgiveness, or Physician. But, unless we see him principally as a Savior, we are in trouble
  9. The one person that has the Power to save us from our sins
  10. Evan Robert’s message was summed up in 4 parts
    • Confess all known sins
    • Deal with anything that is a sin or doubtful in your live
    • Comply with the Holy Spirit instantly
    • Confess Christ publicly
  11. Evan Roberts
  12. Bible
    • The only words that will be authoritative this week are those that come from the Word that came from God
    • Revival is Old Testament while Evangelism New testament
  13. Old Testament
    • People of God
    • Exclusive to Jewish Nation
    • Not Spiritual body of Christ
    • People who wanted to walk with God, experience God, and become a blessing to the Nations
  14. Tragic Loses exposes fault lines in our understanding
  15. Supporting Verses
    • Joshua 3:5-6 ( Consecrate yourself for the Lord will do amazing things )
    • Joshua 3:10 ( This is how you will know that the Living God is among you, he will drive out your enemies )
    • Joshua 6 ( I have delivered jericho in your hands )
  16. Easy to reproduce a pattern than to learn a principle or the Truth
  17. If we change the Christian life and reduce it to one that lacks
    • Divine Initiative
    • Divine Originality
    • Divine Anointing
    • Divine Activities
  18. If God is doing something somewhere it is not because they have learned a new technique, but because they are dealing with God
  19. Toronto
    • Youth for Christ
      • 1940 and 1950
  20. Leave God out of it
    • Do not spend time with God
    • Do not Pray
    • Just tell me the How
  21. Everyone wants to know how
  22. The question has to be
    • Who has the Power
    • Who can save us from our sins
  23. In a rush?
    • Woe to to those who say, “Let God hurry; let him hasten his work so we may see it. The plan of the Holy One of Israel– let it approach, let it come into view, so we may know it.” ( Isaiah 5:19 )
  24. God’s specific instruction is that the Israelites are not to touch the Holy Things and not to even look into the Holy Things (Ark)
    • They can only meet with him once a year on the basis of shed blood
    • If you meet him any other any way, one will not be meeting a Friend, but a Judge
  25. Prayer
    • Areas of our lives that we have placed protection around
    • Anger, bitterness, lust
    • Forgiveness for justification
    • Placed into the Open
    • Holy Spirit live, not just to make one feel better, but to become an Instrument for the blessing of Others
    • Witness to stand before all the Powers and Principalities
    • Lives may give evidence for God’s presence
    • Prayer for man and woman
    • Grace to resist doubt, temptation, seduction that will surely come

Welsh Revival

Welsh Revival Eyewitness Account

  1. Deliverance
    • Tobacco and Smoking went away
  2. Big View
    • Deacons – About twelve of them
    • Facing the congregatio
    • There was two chairs that always be faced the congregation
    • There will sit and judge the doctrine and make sure that only truth will come out
    • They will make sure nothing false comes in
    • Advance people who knew something about Spiritual discernment
    • Church has lost that
      • People no longer know about the gift of Spiritual Discernment
      • No check on the minister these days
  3. Revival comes down
    • You can’t work it up
  4. Sin has not changed