Broken Voices TV

May 6, 2009 at 9:41 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Today we have launched the new brokenvoices.org and with it a new feature we are thrilled to share – Broken Voices TV. Watch a preview below and then head over to the main site to watch the entire episode!

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While You Were Sleeping

April 9, 2009 at 3:43 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Over the last couple of months we’ve had the privilege of  sharing the Your Life Matters event with 8 high school campuses around the Atlanta area. Enjoy some highlights of our time in the video below. Coming up: April 17th – Pope High School & April 24th – Walton High School. 

Here’s an email we received from a high school student who attended our event at Marietta High School: 

“Hi, I introduced myself this morning at Marietta High School to Andrew. I just have to tell you guys that your message this morning was awesome and something that I really needed to hear. In fact, its the exact message that I’ve been wanting to tell our FCA but haven’t been able to convey-most likely because I didn’t truly believe that God has a real plan for me until this morning. But you should know that it was a major answer to prayer, I’ve been praying for awakening at MHS and for our FCA to realize and walk in our full potential. MHS is such a dark place and in desperate need of God’s love (as most high school’s are) so thank you for taking the time to spread Jesus’ light. Ya’lls ministry is awesome! Keep loving the Lord and doing what you do! Thanks again”

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God Knows Their Names

March 27, 2009 at 11:51 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

2We were privileged to bring the “Your Life Matters” event to Kennesaw Mountain High School this morning and all we can say is WOW. It never stops amazing us how we leave these events feeling like we received far more then we gave, and this morning was no exception. Before the event started their entire leadership team prayed over us. We were able to see faces connecting to a message of hope and purpose and had the chance to talk with several students afterwards – hearing some amazing things they are dreaming about and thinking through.

For those of you who were in the room this morning, thank you for letting us be a part of what you are doing there. The dreams, ideas, passions and burdens you were thinking through this morning – pursue them with everything in you. We need you.

After the event we got to meet a man known by the students there as “Pops.” He was an elderly man, walking with a cane and on a first name basis with the students. When I asked him why he was there, he smiled and reluctantly began telling me how he wakes up at 3 AM every day, pulls out a list of every student’s name at Kennesaw Mountain and prays for them by name.

He told us, “most of these kids don’t have anyone praying for them, so I do. I know God knows their names but I think he really likes to hear them.”

With everything in me that craves attention, to be noticed, to be known, here is a guy on his knees every morning believing and begging God to move in the lives of students. We were speechless.

God is alive and active, His story of redemption is growing – and mornings like this we get a front row seat. Thank you for praying for us, I truly believe you will not understand this side of heaven the impact YOU are making. And if you are struggling with your role in the story, what if you just started to join Pops? Find a group and pray for them by name everyday, It doesn’t have to be thousands of students, it could be 5 people. We are learning that when we pray on for others and things outside of “our world”, it quickly helps the story to not be just about us.

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New Beginning

March 16, 2009 at 6:51 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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It’s early Monday morning, one of my favorite times of the week. Everything feels new, but there is a dark side to this new beginning. It’s so easy for me to begin letting the things that I do define who I am. On the days this week that I create or do something that I feel is meaningful, I will feel great about myself. On the days that I struggle and don’t produce much, I will not.

I’m so excited about a new chance to dream and work, a chance to create and plan, but there is the bold truth I must start and end on this week…Nothing we accomplish, nothing someone says, nothing we achieve will define who we are. Love defines me this week, and that same love defines you. Whether you have a week full of success and progress, or a week that feels like failure at every turn, we are loved. That is the truest thing about us this week. We are free to fully go for it this week knowing nothing we do will change that love.

“Nothing can separate us from God’s Love”

I’m writing more to myself than anyone else, this is just so easy for me to forget. What about you, how do you prevent “doing” from defining you?

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Roswell High School

February 10, 2009 at 11:48 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Thank you Roswell High School for such a warm welcome. We enjoyed spending the morning with you guys and are excited about what God is doing through all of you on your campus. Please keep emailing and sending us messages – we love hearing from you! 

Next Up:  Sequoyah High School in Canton, GA this Friday! We are praying for a powerful time of awakening on Sequoyah’s campus. Please join us in lifting up these incredible students! masthead_r2_c2

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Event at Cross Pointe Church!

January 11, 2009 at 3:15 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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“…if you love one another”

November 4, 2008 at 12:12 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Anthem Trailer

October 3, 2008 at 10:22 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Anthem is available now – Click Here to get your copy today!

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He’s all I’ve got left!

September 29, 2008 at 4:59 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We are waking up every single day to a crazier and crazier world. I don’t know where you are sitting today or what your week is looking like, but we are walking in desperate for our God! In the midst of a failing financial market, no gas to be found, and a presidential election, just name to name a few, there’s more than enough to keep us worrying. 

In the Broken Voices world…we are trying to promote the film, redesign our website, package the film into a finished DVD, plan events through 2009, and raise support for the organization and our families.

We worked over 100 hours the previous week to meet a deadline and stay on schedule. 

How about you? What’s been going on in your life? What has you laying awake at night? Money? Health? Grades? Relationships? Or simply where you are going to find gas tomorrow?

We are all busy. We all have stress. There’s more than enough to worry about. Jesus nailed it when he said, “Don’t worry about tomorrow…Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.” Jesus encouragement to the people in Matthew chapter 6 was to trust God with TODAY. Don’t worry about tomorrow – just concentrate on trusting today – and God will provide. That is a promise! It’s a thought that is changing our lives. It’s also not isolated to Jesus words in Matthew. The idea of waking up and trusting God for his provision today is all over the scriptures. 

As we were wrapping up our insane week last week, a faithful friend emailed us these verses from Lamentations 3:22-24. She typed out the verses from three different versions of the Bible. We’ve been soaking on these words all weekend. 

22 Beacause of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.

23 They are new every morning:
great is your faithfulness.

24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; 
therefore I will wait for him.”  (NIV)

23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.  (AMP)

22-24 God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great is your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.  (THE MESSAGE)

We are hoping and praying that these words can come alive for you. Please keep praying that God will grow our faith and trust in him. Pray for those who woke up in a total mess today and need a touch from their heavenly father. We’d also like to be more specifically praying for you. Let us know how we can do that by leaving a comment here or sending an email to mail@bokenvoices.org 

In it with you,
Matt & The BV Team

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How are you being?

August 25, 2008 at 1:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

I’d normally ask you, how are you doing? But today I’m more curious about how are you being.

Recently I’ve been reading through the Gospels. I want more and more to follow Christ well. I figure a decent place to start is really reading, observing, and meditating on his life through the Scriptures. 

Today I read Mark chapter 9. There are a number of seemingly random scenes. However, the more I reflect the more I’m finding a common thread throughout the stories. The first story has Jesus, James, and Peter climbing a mountain. At the top of the mountain Jesus goes through transfiguration. Lots of bright lights, clouds, two dead guys Moses and Elijah appear, and then they hear the voice of God. Not your everyday nature trail up the mountain sort of hike. James and Peter are understandably just a little stunned. Peter suggests they build a memorial for the occasion. 

After they come down the mountain they come upon the rest of the disciples and a crowd. There’s a man there with his demon-possessed son. The man tells Jesus the disciples couldn’t heal his son. After teaching the man a lesson about faith Jesus heals the boy and tells his disciples that removing the demon required prayer. 

Finally Jesus and the disciples walk to the town of Capernaum. When they get there Jesus asks the disciples what they had been arguing about on the way. They sat in silence. Jesus knew they were arguing about who was considered the greatest disciple. He responds by telling them, “Anyone who wants to be first must be last, the servant of all.” 

What I’m seeing is that like the disciples I often stray off of the bullseye. Like Peter, I can experience an unbelievable moment and I try to get to work to add to that moment. It’s like I need to show off my worth or value when God just wanted me to experience the moment and rest in his presence. Or in the case of the demon-possessed boy the disciples were trying with all their power to cast out the demon and yet the power was in their relationship with God. In telling them they had to pray it’s as if Jesus was telling them to refocus their dependence. In the conversation of who is greatest, again it’s the wrong focus. To be great means to give yourself away rather than manipulate and politic your way to the top. While I strive to be great and live a life that means something I can so easily be distracted by the potential of what could be rather than capturing the humble and simple moment that is staring me right in the eye. 

All in all I feel like it has a lot to do with being rather than doing. I don’t know about you, but I can “do” things well. For me just to “be” is really hard. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it means we shouldn’t be about accomplishing good things in our journey of faith. I do however believe there must be a focus from which we operate.  I’m coming to see that God cares far more about my living and breathing relationship with him than he cares about the things I can accomplish.  

This is especially challenging for us as we work to build Broken Voices. 

As we are creating this film, planning tons of events, and are in front of people every week it is very easy to drift into “doing.” But hey, we are doing this for God so it must be good, right? The moment that my relationship with God isn’t the thing, then I have nothing to offer. The moment that I miss what God is doing in and around me because I’m too busy constructing things, then I have missed him. The second we get impressed with ourselves, our film, or our organization, then we’ve fired a stray shot far from the bullseye of what God is dreaming about. 

We desperately need to be. Being in a relationship, trusting, and throwing ourselves at the feet of our heavenly father is the only way we will ever accomplish anything worth while – and I’m also coming to believe it’s the best and most exciting way to live. 

So, how are you being? 

Matt & The BV Team

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