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This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalms 118:24 (KJV)

An Upcoming Event!

Apr
17

That’s right, you read the above title correctly! This coming Saturday, April 20th, not only will I be busy playing as James Fickle at the opening of Redland Church, but I will also be performing at a School fundraiser for a new playground!

My Recent Event at New Life Worship Center: “I’m Only Jesus”

I am excited about this, and been working on the songs I am going to sing for them. I don’t know how much they want out of me but it’s better to go prepared with a lot then be unprepared. I have only performed two songs at once, but I will have a few more on hand (just in case) for this upcoming event. Lots of practice coming my way! I can’t wait!

I’ve been a little sick lately though and that is a big affect on my singing, I didn’t know how I was even gonna sing the other day at the church, New Life Worship Center. But nevertheless, I did! I am getting over this sickness and it doesn’t affect my singing hardly at all so I’m sure it will be just fine.

Also, I can’t wait to get my first ever LIVE performance of “The James Fickle Show” recorded! I know that is going to be both fun to perform and then see! I’ve acted only just once in front of big crowd and that was at KD college when I did my theatre scene, though this is a bit different than that because it isn’t like I’m rehearsing – I’m just going to dive into it like I always do. I have my message prepared and what I’m going to have Fickle preach about; it’ll all just go from there.

Lots of great things are in store for this year. I am certain of it! Sometimes in life we may get discouraged and it may seem like there isn’t any way possible that we can make it out, whether it be about a job issue, a financial issue or any other kind of issue. Sometimes life can just really get a person down and discouraged… Maybe even a friendship/family issue? Who knows, but whatever the issue: GOD has ALL the answers. Yes, he does.

It really is that simple. Let me share an image with you that my best buddy Cameron sent me awhile back. We been having some difficulty because we haven’t seen each other in so long now and don’t get to hang out with each other because of the distance, but God has answers for us and he has ways to help us endure whatever may come our way… These things mentioned in the image below can apply for both mine and Cameron’s friendship and for whatever is going on in your life.

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Think about this… Think about these things, the scriptures above, what God has to say about any situation you might be going through right now. If you think it’s impossible you remember that ALL things are possible for God. NOTHING! (I do mean NOTHING!) is impossible for GOD!

I always say: “believe and you will see, have faith and it will be.” Because no matter what the situation may be you will see, if you have strong enough faith… You will see God come through. You will see the miracles, the blessings that he has in store for you, if you keep believing you will see it!

I know, I know, it is hard to look at the word or hear the word and want to believe it, and want to accept it. But, why not? Why not accept? Why not believe it? What’s so wrong with wanting to believe this? It’s too good to be true? No, it isn’t. Things may be tough right now and I know life isn’t a walk through the park and I know when everybody talks about what God can do, people want to believe that all at the same time still doubting… But if we would just have the faith of a mustard seed… MOUNTAINS will be moved!

God bless y’all!

Sincerely,

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BEEN BUSY!

Apr
13

Hey everyone! I’m sure that you have missed my daily blogs. And then also I haven’t been keeping up with a weekly post lately either so I figured that I’d better get y’all one written up for this here Saturday – I have been both sick and busy!

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What have I been sick with? I don’t know, maybe just all that pollen going around or just some kind of flu crud but anyways, I have been trying to get over that, while also preparing for the premiere of Season 2 of The James Fickle Show! Who’s ready to see that come back on again?! I know that I am excited to get it back out to you!

I think from now on with most of my blogs, I will try to make an inspirational one as much as possible but if I can’t keep it weekly, I will blog every now and then to let you know what has been going on with my life all while adding a dash of encouragement in there as well!

I’ve been busy with much – my own stuff and then helping my grandparents open up a church. That’s right! The church in the picture is a little old community church not too far from where we live, and if you go over to the James Fickle page the picture of me standing behind the pulpit is actually in that little church right there! I believe I had mentioned that in there somewhere.

The first service for that little church is going to be opening April 20th at 2.00pm. We are SO excited! James Fickle will be making an appearance there that Saturday and he’ll be delivering a message as well! I’m hoping that goes well. It will be the first time ever performing James Fickle in front of a LIVE audience. Though I record all his messages live without any re-takes it will still be a bit nerve-wrecking for me.

 

REDLANDS COMMUNITY CHURCH

The Redlands Community Church was built in the late 1800’s and is the sweetest little church building. As you can see, I have just always loved it to pieces and it has that old-fashioned feel to it. Though I am not old enough to remember how most services used to be in the old days, I still have been in some good ones I believe. But I still feel that a lot of church services today are missing something, a big something. Most of the times that BIG something is the Spirit of GOD! Also because I am young it doesn’t necessarily mean I like the majority of these modern churches, I just feel uncomfortable about the whole idea and I’M YOUNG! I do like some of the newer Christian music but even some of that drives me insane.

I really do like the old small, little churches. I don’t really think there is anything wrong with having a big church… But it depends on who is in that church. If you think about it, it’s like the difference between New York City and some old small country town, I guess everybody has there place but even some people in the Big Apple are a little bit uncomfortable there and what’s the point of that? At the same time, though, there is something special about an old-fashioned ‘King James Bible Believing’ country church. It’s not a matter of majority as it is morality… Because most the times the majority of the church doesn’t have the morality as they need to.

I’ve also been busy getting an outfit together for my character James Fickle! I’m going to dress up in green plaid pants (which are already ordered) a grey wig (also ordered) a regular white dress shirt, a bow tie, suspenders, brown penny loafers (which were my late Pastor’s shoes he wore) and I’m looking for a little black hat and an old King James Bible that I can use as James Fickle’s own (instead of just using mine I want the character to have his own).

I thank those who have donated to my ministry! It helps me to keep the James Fickle show going and also helps me bring him to life with a costume! Still working on some things, so if anyone reading would like to donate that would be much and most highly appreciated!

God bless y’all!

Sincerely,

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Jesus, Friend of Sinners

Apr
06

(This is Nathan’s mom. Nathan has been busy preparing for the brand-new season of James Fickle, visiting churches and singing for them, and much more. He is also helping his grandparents. So I am sharing what is on my heart. I hope it resonates deeply with you…)

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Today I want to share something that has been heavy on my heart. Let’s take a look at Mark chapter 2, verses 15 – 17:

15     And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
16     And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
17     When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

 

 

Jesus Walked Among the People

Jesus was a people person. He was an ordinary man, a carpenter. He was real. He was someone people felt comfortable around, a confidant, someone they could open up to. He wasn’t stuck up. He didn’t have a “holier than thou” attitude. He didn’t boast or set himself apart from the crowd. Oh, he was different, yes. Absolutely. He was special. Amen. But he mingled among the world. He loved them. He accepted them for who they were. He showed them kindness. He taught them. He spent time with them.

Yes, Jesus sat with the sinners. Some folks don’t believe that. But it is in the word of God. We just read it.

Jesus was soft-spoken. He was gentle and loving. He was unique and intriguing. He was a rare gem of a soul who gave his all everywhere he went – until the very end.

 

Luke 15:1-2 says:

    Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
    And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

 

Just as we are judged today for having a heart and compassion toward the sinners and wanting to shine our light in their lives, Jesus was judged also!

 

 

Jesus Was NOT Racist

He looked in to people’s hearts and souls. His eyes didn’t stop at their race or color – they went far beyond!

John 4:4-42 shows this clearly. Remember the woman at the well? We talked about her before.

 

And what about 1 John 4:20-21: 

20     If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21     And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

 

How, exactly, can you claim to love God – yet you have prejudice in your heart? These feelings can’t dwell in a pure, clean heart who surrenders all to God!

 

 

Jesus Died for SINNERS

Somewhere along the way, the church world has lost sight of who Jesus died for – and why. Sadly, many people are under the impression that serving God consists of sitting on a church pew – all prim and proper! – every single time the doors are opened.

What about the lost? What about Mark 2:17 where Jesus says he came NOT to call the righteous – but the SINNER- to repentance?

 

Romans chapter 5 verses 6-8 says: 

    For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
    For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

 

Jesus Wants Us to Spread the Gospel!

Jesus didn’t shed his blood on Calvary so that we could sit on a church pew and die, while hiding our light under a bushel, people!

There is a lost and dying world out there. People are hurting. They are scared. They are angry. They are ashamed. They are desperate. They are lonely. The are hopeless. They are searching for hope, for answers, for a brighter tomorrow. We have the answer, people: JESUS!

If we don’t shine our light in this dark world, if we don’t take the gospel to the street, how are we going to win souls for God’s kingdom? How do we expect to see people saved and lives changed?

 

Mark 16:15 says: 

15     And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

 

Luke 14:23 says:

23     And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

 

The message here today is that Jesus didn’t come in to this world and die for our sins so that we can be holier than thou and avoid the sinners. Serving God isn’t about expensive church clothes and going out to eat after Sunday School.

Serving God is about letting the SON shine through us brighter each day so that we can shed light and hope in this dark and dying world, so that we can spread the message of salvation to the lost, so that we can make a difference.

We must see through our Father’s eyes and love through our Father’s heart.

It is my greatest heart’s desire to accomplish all of these things each and every day. And I am so honored that Nathan is so full of love for people from all walks of life as he sings and ministers to our hurting world each and every day.

Do you love all people? Do you shine your light? You and I may be the only Bible some people ever read. Will they read a message of love, hope, and salvation – or will they close your book and never re-open it?

This is the real deal, folks: Love or Hate? Shining Light or Darkness? Heaven or Hell?

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