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Sharing Jesus with Lego (it's all about the angle). |  | SOS Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My 18-month old daughter was trying to stick two Lego blocks together.

Unfortunately, they weren’t lined up just right, so no matter how hard she pushed, they simply fell apart when she pulled her hands back.

Trying to truly connect with another human being can be a similar process.

As a Christian, if you want to share the hope you have in Jesus, you can’t do it with brute force. If you want to share hope in a way that somebody will embrace, you can’t just apply pressure and expect a connection to happen.

Instead, we have to find the right angle.

Being a blessing to others? No sweat! |  | SOS Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I pulled up to the grocery store, I scanned the parking lot for a shady spot.

There was only one, and it had been taken. In fact, there was only one tree in the entire lot, offering just enough shade for one space… and the man walking from his vehicle had a smile on his face. Well done, sir.

I looked at that tree, and realized that it wasn’t bothered by the sun and heat like I was.

In fact, it wasn’t working hard to keep that little parking spot shaded. It was just doing what trees do; connect with the sun and soak up all that glorious sunshine. The fact that it provided shade was just a natural part of that process.

I found THIS in a bag of bird seed! |  | SOS Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

My 4-year old son was so excited to feed the birds with the birdfeeder he'd picked out at the store! I grabbed a big bag of bird seed, opened the top, and started to pour the seed in.

"Dad, I wanna do it!"

The bag was too much for the little guy to handle, so we got out a cup. I filled his cup, and he poured it into the feeder. Each time he'd hear the sound of the seed cascading down into it, he'd giggle in excitement. And when his cup was empty, he'd look up at me, and I'd refill it, so he could pour it in again.

Dan Bremnes Goes Back in Time |  | SOS Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOS Radio artist Dan Bremnes goes back in time 13 years to give himself some important advice. Join the discussion!

 

Growing patience in my life, one tree at a time. |  | SOS Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can't make an orange. But I know who can.

This weekend, I planted two fruit trees in my back yard. I live in the Mojave desert, so I went with orange and lime. I began thinking about the other kinds of fruit in my life.

As in, the fruit of the Spirit.

The Bible talks about it in Galations 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

If I want to have more patience in my life, it's a similar process to having more oranges (or limes, for that matter) in my life. 

Hillsong United perform live at SOS Radio |  | SOS Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just days before winning the Billboard Award as 'Christian Artist of the Year' for 2015, Hillsong United were right here in the SOS Studio. They hung out with Dan Young, sharing stories and performances from their latest album, 'Empires'. Check it out!

 

Jason Gray and Lauren Daigle interview each other! |  | SOS Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOS Radio artists Jason Gray and Lauren Daigle stopped by the studio yesterday... but I was still kinda worn out from the Day One project, so I just let them interview each other.

Glad I did! They came up with WAY better questions than I ever could have!

 

Breaking Free from Co-Dependency: Ryan Daniel from Among The Thirsty |  | SOS Radio

Ryan Daniel has emerged from a 12-step program. What was he quitting? Affirmation. Validation from people other than God. Co-dependency. He wrote about it in 'Completely' by Among the Thirsty, and in this chat with Dan Young from SOS Radio, he shares the first step in walking away from co-dependency.

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I've been watching my little girl Avery learn to walk.

It's a bittersweet experience, because with every step, she becomes a little more independant. With every step, she can choose to walk in any direction, blazing her own trail. That's how it is watching your kids grow: the more like you they become, the less they actually need your help.

Jesus in an Elevator. Going up? |  | SOS Radio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When my 3 year old son Joshua made it to the bottom of the giant sequoia tree, his eyes were wide as he looked up to the top branches, hanging hundreds of feet in the air.
 
With an excited shout, he said, "Dad! I'm gonna climb this tree!"
 
I laughed, and appreciated his ambition.
 
Before I became a Christian, I used to think I could live a 'good' life and eventually climb my way to heaven.
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