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If I Died Tonight

If I Died Tonight

Do you realize that 1 in 5 people have considered suicide?

Looking at the title of this post might make you worry about me. I’m fine. I’m launching a new project and I want to share it with you.

The struggles of life, and death is not a fun topic to talk about but recently I had an epiphany that this is something I should create a podcast about. The fact that so many people have thought or are thinking about ending their lives is real. I plan to use my gifts to minister in this podcast.

The podcast will cover more than suicide actually. It is going to cover some of life’s most messed up moments. Some of us don’t know how to process it. Some of us get overwhelmed and think that there is no way out but to end our lives.

Experiencing suicidal thoughts does not always mean that a person will kill themselves. It does mean you need to hear from someone that wants to hear from you.

I have overcome a lot in my life. It does me no earthly good not to help as many people as I can deal with the transitions of life.

You may not be so-called “religious” but it is my faith and belief in God that is orchestrating this in my life. It is my belief that if I do this I will help someone that needs it. There’s a good chance I’ve experienced or know of what you are going through, got beat down for it, and found my way out of it. This show wants to help you survive another week.

I am passionate about life and want more people to enjoy theirs.

There is hardly anything that you can go through that someone else hasn’t. Life doesn’t play favorites. It hits us all.

This COVID-thing is new to everyone under 90 years old, but we’ve even had plagues before.

• Are you dealing with sadness right now?
• Are you grieving?
• Are you feeling guilty for something you done?
• Are you pissed off, I mean angry and think you should get some payback?
• Are you feeling like you are a burden to others, that you are worthless?
• You feeling like is not worth living anymore?
• Do you feel trapped, and it can be physically or emotionally?
• Feeling like things will never get better?
• Are you just in pain?

But wait there’s more:

The show won’t be morbid and sad though. I plan to encourage and share all the wisdom I have and can get from smarter people on strategies for doing better as a person.
Consider me your uncle, brother or friend that wants you to win. I’m still working out the details on how I am going to do this, but I am planning it now. You’ll see some post until then as I work out the kinks of my plan.

All I know is that I am called to do it. I want to use this voice, this heart and this spirit to save a soul. We’ll see where it goes from there.

I even have an ameliorated title for the podcast.

If I Died Tonight Podcast coming soon.

If you want to be notified of all the developments, you can email me.

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Pastor

Pastor

Every community has their holy men, shaman, religious leaders. I am one for the gun community. I am the Friar Tuck of this band of merry minutemen and women that believe in God. I haven’t been promoting it or sharing it openly but have been participating in weddings, funerals, baptisms and private counselings when life events make us jump in the foxhole.

There are no atheist in a foxhole.

When you are contemplating next steps, life and death and where you are going from here, I’ve been called upon to offer an ear, solace, comfort, experience, empathy, and love. Its not a sexy job but I’ve been called to it. I am hard wired to it. I’ve been doing it since 2001.

Sometimes it seems to conflicted with my pro-gun stuff until I realized I was serving the community I was in. I was ordained and served as pastor to Historic Berean Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., for seven years before creating the Speak Life Church, Incorporated.  I still rock the collar but I do it all virtually now.

I’m the pastor of patriots, pistoleros and paladins.

Speak Life is striving to be a continuation of the ministry of the Apostle Paul using technology. Church and fellowship is not about the building you are in, it is about learning and growing closer to Jesus. It is about building friendships and a community. Through the website, podcasting, video, live streaming and social media, people can be reached that do not feel at home in a traditional church. However, Speak Life is not all about technology. Phone calls, personal visits and meet ups are also a huge part of fellowship and are an even larger part of the roadmap for the church.

Although technically, Speak Life has only been operating for several years now, here are some of our successes:

* Helped prevent seven suicides
* Saved several marriages
* Organized charitable fundraisers for good causes
* Saved the home of a terminally ill veteran
* Provided fishing trips and ministry to a senior citizen, dying of cancer
* Officiated at 18 weddings

Our Mission

To restore and strengthen the family, provide hope for those in need and offer a non-traditional place of worship, using technology to be anywhere. All are welcome, including those souls still searching for what they believe in.

Speak Life Church is an IRS 501 (c)3 recognized religious charity, incorporated in the State of Maryland in 2018.
A fellowship that uses technology to create a non-traditional place of life-affirming strength and worship everywhere to everyone.

Check out our weekly podcast at speaklifepodcast.com

Contact info if you need me:

pastor@speaklifechurch.net

Ways you can support the Mission.

Givelify

PayPal Charity

Patreon

Amazon purchases

You can support the ministry by check or money order by sending it to Speak Life Church, PO BOX 2, upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Hope in God – Speak Life Podcast 113

Hope in God – Speak Life Podcast 113

Psalm 42:5 King James Version (KJV)

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

Episode 113 – Speak Life Podcast

This is the podcast that never made it. I will figure out how to get it onto Pandora and all the other players that my friends are using to listen to the http://Speaklifepodcast.com.

The subject is about hope this week.

The hope as I am speaking of today is based on the strength of his faithfulness. God has never failed me. I have failed Him. I have not given him props for what He has done for me. I have done stupid stuff in his presence and acted like He didn’t see it. I have blasphemed. I have done all manner of evil. And even on my best day, I have fallen short of the Good that He is.

But God, so loved me that He gave me a million chances to get it right. I had to first acknowledge that He is God. I had to acknowledge and accept the gift that He gave me in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. I had to ask for forgiveness, based on the sacrifice of his Son. To take the place of my mistakes in His presence. I had to repent in my heart, in my spirit that I know I don’t deserve this but gladly and willing accept it. And then claim Him. My God, My Father, My savior, mine.

And that starts your relationship. I had to get things in order. And its not one way. when I moved toward God, HE moved towards me. He was always there I just didn’t know it. He helped me before I could speak the right words.

He let me know I was on the right path. I had to start learning His ways. I had to start being sensitive to the move of the Spirit in my life. it was a growth thing. I still mess up but He is quick to correct me and I can tell when its Him now and not me or the world.

I started looking at things, and people different. That is my hope for you.

So how do you get Hope in God or anyone for that matter. We grow confident based on past performance, knowing their character, having confident expectations. Expectations is the event that is considered most likely to happen.

But if you don’t have a relationship with someone, do you know them? Can you count on them? Do you have any confidence is a stranger?

I don’t think so.

Based on that logic; why do you ask God all the time for stuff when you have no relationship with Him? You know of Him? But do you know Him for yourself?

psalm 42:5 ESV

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation

And in case you didn’t know, my twelve year old iMac gave up the ghost this month. I lost all my special effects, music beds and work flow for podcasting. I know I should have backed it up. And I had another laptop that is almost as old that is failing too and is too full of junk to allow anything new. I have a couple of links for fundraisers here. If you can please consider helping me.
Donate here

https://paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/3587637

Gofundme for the computer campaign is here.

Thank you.

Kenn

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.

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