New Blog Series: Testimonies. Share Your Story

Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Today I am very excited to announce a new upcoming series on Stand Tall For Christ called TESTIMONIES. As you might have already guessed, this series will showcase Christian Testimonies from around the world… and to get this series off the ground I need to hear from you! If you want to be featured… email me today, the following:

  • Your Name (full or abbreviated, whatever you want to use).
  • Your Story of How Christ saved you. This can be your story of salvation or any other way Jesus has saved you (addictions, abuse, etc.) Preferably around 500 words or less.
  • Link to your Christian website or blog if you have one. (optional)
  • Square photo (head shot).

I believe testimonies are one of the most powerful tools God has given us to reach the lost and I always like to tell Christians… your testimony is NOT yours, it belongs to God. By sharing your testimony you are letting the power of God’s work in your life reach others who never knew you… and desperately need to know Jesus.

Email me today if you want to participate in this new series… I hope to get so many emails it will take me a week to read through them!!!

email: standtallforchrist@gmail.com

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Fellowship Friday #5 Have You Met These Christian Bloggers?

Welcome back to Fellowship Friday, a new weekly post on Stand Tall For Christ where I will share 4 Christian Bloggers with you I have met from around the world. It is my hope by doing this you will discover some of the amazing men and women doing the Lord’s work and spend time in fellowship with them. I want to encourage you to visit their blogs, follow their blogs, comment on their blogs, share their blogs and ultimately grow spiritually from the time you spend with them.

Here are this week’s bloggers:

Wisdom Treasures

Wisdom Treasures: “The internet is the most powerful tool today, every information you can think of can be found on it. Unfortunately, a large part of the content may not be friendly to the born-again Christian. Wisdom treasures is a Christian blog started by Nimuah Emmanuel Tarko to provide Christian content that can appeal to all thereby spreading the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Inside Cup

Inside Cup: “God has called me to be a writer since I was thirteen. I am answering His call by preparing myself and standing upon a foundation that is entirely made up of Him. My passion and care as a writer is toward the reader. The writing world is fascinating, but my focus is on how to talk to the reader as an individual. This is my goal as a vessel.”

Through Ink and Image

Through Ink and Image: “Without a doubt, the foundation for Through Ink and Image was set long before the blog began.  After personally battling cancer in 2007 and losing my Mom to ovarian cancer in 2008, I began chronicling my faith journey through art.”

Help Me Believe

Help Me Believe: “Questions about God, Jesus, and the Bible? You aren’t alone. In an age where 70% of teens walk away from their faith, Help Me Believe exists to strengthen the faith of the believer and answer the questions of the critic.”


Thank you for taking the time to check out these Christian authors, all doing Kingdom Work in the name of Jesus… AMEN! Check back here every Friday for another installment of Fellowship Friday with all new bloggers from around the world.

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Want to submit your blog to be featured in a future edition of Fellowship Friday? Or maybe you are familiar with a blog that deserves to get noticed? Send me the information below… I do not promise to feature every site I review… but I sure do love to meet new Christian bloggers..

 

My Testimony – How Jesus Revealed Himself to an Atheist

Today I want to share my conversion story with the world, now on my About page I detail my journey over the last couple of decades that have brought me to this point. What I left out were the details of that fateful day, when Jesus revealed Himself to me. Recently another Christian blogger asked me about it, so I decided to share those details now.
The words in italics below, are the words taken from my about page, just so you can get caught up. After that I will go into more detail of the events of that day…

As I entered my late teens and early adult years I embraced what Science had to say on the subject of how we got here (on Earth that is)… the Bible seemed to be a collection of fairy tales that couldn’t possibly be true. None of it made any sense… when I opened a Bible it was all nonsense. The more I learned about Science the more I considered “religious” people to be ignorant and foolish, thinking they needed a crutch to get through life.

In 1997, at the age of 25, my life took a new path as I met my future wife in an online movie chat room. She lived in California at the time and I was thousands of miles away in Ohio. She was raised in a Southern Baptist family and became a Christian at a very young age. We quickly fell in love and in 1999 I quit my job, packed up my belongings and moved across the country to be with my love.

Several years later we relocated to Las Vegas and my wife wanted to find a church she could call home. I told her I would go to church with her but never thought in a million years God would reveal himself to me. That day, at the age of 35, sitting in that church with my wife, God DID reveal Himself in a very supernatural way. One that I could not deny, and I left that church KNOWING the ONE TRUE God… and His name is Jesus Christ.

So we went online and we found the church… Oasis Baptist. The very first Sunday we were there I remember like it was yesterday. I was sitting in the church minding my own business thinking about the Packers game when all of a sudden something strange happened…
And this is where it gets a little weird…
Everything in the room goes quiet and as I look around I see everyone has their heads bowed in prayer then I look to the pulpit and I notice the pastor looking dead in my eyes talking directly to me. He started asking me some things like are you ready to accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior, which I now know to be the altar call, and it seemed incredible that of all these people in the room he was talking to me alone, then I noticed an incredibly bright light enter the room from behind me near the center isle.
My first reaction was someone opened the curtains and let all this light in but how rude would that be? As I looked back to see who the culprit was I was shocked to see a wall with no windows. The light however remained… bright and luminescent and beautiful. Ever since the pastor started talking to me, I was in a sort of daze… very hard to explain but it all felt very surreal.
The next thing I remember is being moved down to the front row by the altar. This is very important as I don’t remember walking I only remember being moved and as I started to move I looked over at my wife and her head was bowed in prayer with everyone else, at this point tears began to well up in my eyes.
As I neared the altar my knees grew weak and what I can only explain as an eruption of emotion overcame me. It was the absolute saddest and happiest moment of my life and I began to sob uncontrollably, as I collapsed to my knees on the altar. I remember looking across the stage and seeing a man in a suit and tie holding the Bible as he ran across the stage to my side and began guiding me through scripture to my salvation. The next thing I felt was the hand of my wife on my left shoulder as she stood behind me.
It was that precise moment on that day that I knew the truth. That Jesus Christ was my Lord and God. I spent the next few years diving into the Bible and studying Christian Apologetics and soon found myself debating atheists on the subject of God. Now that I knew the truth my previous worldview made no sense to me. The more I studied the Bible and how it came to be, the more convinced I was of the truth that was revealed to me.
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