With Pastor Mabry in Phoenix, AZ

With Pastor Mabry in Phoenix, AZ

I visited with Pastor Michael Maybry and his wife Tracy while in Phoenix, AZ. They hosted me in their beautiful home for several days and I ministered at their church on Sunday and in their home on Wednesday night. I treated them to some of my special fried chicken as well. Of course it was simply delish! Maps Marker Pro is disabled because its trial version expired. FirstBorn Unity Church loading map - please wait...Map could not be loaded - please enable Javascript!→ more information   1650 East Southern Avenue Arizona, United States of America (Directions) FirstBorn Unity Church 32.865746, -111.434326   1650 East Southern Avenue Arizona, United States of America (Directions) Want to share spots & tracks on your own WordPress site?Maps Marker Pro will help you out! Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterTumblrLike this:Like...

Get two books for just one gift

  For your gift of just $25 to support my bike trek, I want to give you a copy of my book, Poems for America!  But wait, I’m going to include an extra one for a friend! This special offer expires on Thanksgiving Day, so give right away! Watch the video and thank you! http://shifttogreatness.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Support-the-bike-trek.mp4   SUPPORT HERE You’ll receive two books for just a minimum gift of $25! Thank You, William Owens Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterTumblrLike this:Like...
The Silence Is Speaking

The Silence Is Speaking

When the white noise is gone, you can hear. I mean – you can really hear. Many times what you hear is nothing but complete silence and it can be pretty challenging. However, the silence is speaking and if you really want to know the truth about yourself – and the truth means no harm – there is no other way to get it but through quieting the noise in your life. The truth only wants to set you free. From the day I started riding my bike from Las Vegas to Washington, DC, I have not listened to my favorite music channels on Pandora or any station. As I pump my legs covering on average 30 miles per day, I’m listening to the wind and waiting for God’s still small voice to speak to me. While in Lake Havasu City, AZ in my tent preparing to leave this morning, I did listen to a little music. I immediately missed the silence. I have not watched the news or read any “Breaking News” editorials at length until tonight by watching Tucker Carson for about 30 minutes. In fact, I unsubscribed from practically all my “YouTube” Channels that provided daily updates on all that is going on. As soon as I see or read something about what’s happening, it interferes with what I’ve been hearing lately – silence.   The noise creates  a void That paralyzes my knowing     The noise knows nothing of me Is never speaking to me Is only using my soul, my spirit, my mind To transmit its message to others around me I remain...
Why am I doing this?

Why am I doing this?

I’m well within second day of the Shift to Greatness Bike Trek. The question people are asking me now is ‘Why are you doing this?’ It’s a good question. In fact, I’ve been asking God the same question. My first self cook meal. Tried to make it to searchlight NV. Too far and I need food. You do what’s necessary to Shift to Greatness. Headed to DC on my bike!  This morning without thinking I said to myself ‘I don’t want to live, I want to die.’ I know how that sounds, but what I meant was that I don’t want to live to me, I want to die to Christ so that I can really live. I guess I really understood what the Apostle Paul was getting at in Philippians when he said ‘For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.’ After scratching up my chin in the dark last night falling off my bike (thank God it was on soft sand), breaking my kickstand, and with the stars looking down upon me the thought ‘What am I doing?’ crossed my mind. I’ll admit I kind of heard God chuckling behind the veil of darkness. However, I’m assured of His pleasure in my faith. Ask yourself a question, ‘What is your passion?’ So what. You have a ticket to heaven. That’s awesome!. The important question is what will you have when you get there? Don’t forget that our works will be tried in the fire. Maybe your passion is not to ride your bike from Vegas to DC or to write poetry, but you...
The Church Under Fire Will Arise

The Church Under Fire Will Arise

With another shooting, this time at a Church in Texas on Sunday, I believe the time for the American Church, in particular fellow artists, to “SHIFT” into action could not be more important. The Church has slipped into apathy and has become complacent with its mission. It is imperative that the American Church find her voice for America again in an intimate way, not merely being critical of policy within the realm of politics. While we must be a vanguard against the evil that seeks to demoralize our nation with legislation that is clearly in violation of God’s Word, we must also recognize that the darkness will ever be present until the end as we know it. God has HIS way of reminding HIS people that unless HE protects our nation, our neighborhoods, our homes and even our places of worship –  we will never be safe. The increase of judgment we are seeing upon our nation is apparent of this stark reality.  In many ways, we have made America an idol and “churchanity” has replaced Christianity. We have capitulated our spiritual responsibility to be a light in America by putting more trust in politicians and the political process than in the “Great Commission”.  Yes, we must stand in every realm of society and be defenders of the truth. More importantly, however, we must herald the gospel through preaching the unsearchable riches of his grace to those who will hear and receive. Jesus did not give his time to those who rejected the truth. He spent more time with those who would receive His words. I’m calling for The Church Body of Believers to shift our time, our...
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