A Very Cool “Chance” Meeting with Jamie Grace

Have you ever had a situation that frustrated you and you finally just rolled with it because there was ultimately nothing you could do about it? That's where I was recently when I was staying at a hotel in Los Angeles for a Livestreaming Summit for Periscope.To make a long story short, I had tried to just move my reservations at this hotel and no one would do it unless I paid the ridiculous amount of $200.00 and higher, which would've brought the total for a one night stay over $400 … [Read more...]

Bible News Radio is Happy To Be Back!

It has been quite some time since I've been here in my Patheos blog and that's because I've been going through a lot of changes in my life. I'm happy to be back blogging on this awesome platform and I hope to get to know many more of you!If you're new to Bible News Radio and what we do, I thought it would be good to reintroduce myself. I am Stacy Lynn Harp, your sweet and lovable host of Bible News Radio. Yes, "sweet and lovable" was how my listeners labeled me and I thought, "Why not, use … [Read more...]

The Creator’s Love

THE EARTH, O LORD, IS FULL OF YOUR STEADFAST LOVE; TEACH ME YOUR STATUTES! — PSALM 119:64 I love creation and I love looking at the majesty in everything the Lord has created. I love looking at the minute detail in a tree leaf and the intricate detail in a butterfly. I love looking at things like my dogs nose print, because the detail that the Lord took to make even that nose, is just amazing. The earth is full of the steadfast LOVE of God. Everywhere we look, it's so easy to see how much HE l … [Read more...]

Kneel Because You Love the Lord

 OH COME, LET US WORSHIP AND BOW DOWN; LET US KNEEL BEFORE THE LORD, OUR MAKER! FOR HE IS OUR GOD, AND WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF HIS PASTURE, AND THE SHEEP OF HIS HAND. TODAY, IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, — PSALM 95:6-7 (ESV) When was the last time you kneeled before the Lord? If you're like most people, you probably haven't bent your knee to the Lord in a long time. I know I am totally guilty of that. One of the biggest differences I've seen between the Protestant faith and the Catholic faith, during ti … [Read more...]

The Work of Belief

Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” — John 6:29The context of this verse in John is Jesus sharing that He is the bread of life. Those who were listening to Him had received sustenance and their stomachs were filled. This is interesting because after they ate and were fulfilled in their physical need, they wanted to know how they could please God and how they could do the work that God requires of them.Jesus answered them and said that … [Read more...]

We Are Worthy of His Peace

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. — Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)Isaiah 26:3 has always been one of my favorite bible verses. I love this verse because it is a very clear promise, not only to Israel, but also to each and every person who chooses to obey the clear instruction in this verse. Just like happiness is a choice, so is embracing peace, and not just peace, but PERFECT peace.Jesus is the prince of Peace and so embracing Him and focusing our m … [Read more...]

Every Member Matters

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. — Romans 12:4-5 (ESV)When I think of these verses the obvious thing I consider is that the body of Christ is a body of different parts. Some of those parts are unseen and may seem insignificant, but the truth is they aren't. Some of those parts are visible and may receive more honor because they are seen, but in r … [Read more...]

Great Peace Not False Pleasure

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. — Psalm 119:165 (ESV)We live in a world that desires peace and yet the way people try to find peace is usually not the best way to find it. In fact, nine out of ten times, the pursuit of peace isn't really the pursuit of peace, as much as it's the pursuit of pleasure.I think that people tend to pursue false peace. In other words, suppose you have a conflict with someone. Most people would rather avoid dealing with i … [Read more...]

Overwhelmed by His Love

[I Love the LORD] I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. — Psalm 116:1-2 (ESV)If you read the full Psalm, it’s beautiful. I picture the king being in a place of grief and loss and yet being fully aware of how much the Lord loves him. Why do any of us love anyone? Why do we love the Lord? For me, it’s because He first loved me and showed me what real love is. Only He reached down … [Read more...]

10 Ways Christians Are Using Periscope for Christian Ministry

Recently I have been spending time using the new mobile app Periscope.  Periscope.TV is a relatively new mobile app that has exploded on social media.  Since I am usually an early adopter to new social media, I had to check it out and try it to see if it's something that ministries can use to benefit what they do and I can tell you the answer is YES!The Periscope mobile app can be easily downloaded in Android or IOS and instantly connects to your Twitter account.  In fact, Periscope is now pa … [Read more...]