Omar tells the Jesus Field Youth Group the story of Jesus Feeding Five-Thousand and discusses what it means to “follow” Jesus (as opposed to simply “believe” in Him).
Journey Notes Podcasts
022: The Rich Young Ruler
Omar tells the Jesus Field Youth Group the story of The Rich Young Ruler and discusses the costs of valuing material wealth above relationships.
021: Oaths, Revenge, & Enemies
Omar discusses with the Jesus Field Youth Group that though our society is generally accepting of contracts, lawsuits, retaliation, and a general disdain for people who are different, that Jesus called us to be counter-cultural and be honest, turn the other cheek, and love our enemies.
020: Our Life’s Foundation
Omar speaks to the Jesus Field Youth Group about how everyone has the same amount of faith, but that not everyone puts their faith in God. Some put their faith in material wealth, 401Ks, and the stock market while others put their faith in their country, military, or sports team. Regardless of where we “say” […]
019: Do Not Worry
Omar speaks to the Jesus Field Youth Group about “worry”. Far too often we worry about things that are out of our control… When a person has great faith, there is no longer room for worry. #GodAlwaysProvides
018: Don’t Judge, Give Grace
Omar speaks to the Jesus Field Community Youth Group about the importance of looking at situations from other people’s perspectives and seeking to understand the struggles that they are going through, rather than simply passing judgement on them.
017: Better Together
Omar talks to the Jesus Field Youth Group about how it is Interdependence (not Independence) that is the true sign of maturity.
016: Things Change
Omar & Rockmore discuss how their views, philosophies, and theologies evolve as their perspectives change and their understanding increases. Not only do they conclude that this is ok, but that it is expected as “knowing and understanding everything” is an unrealistic expectation. Here’s to being comfortable with “it depends”.
015: Priorities for a New Year
Rockmore, Omar, and second-time guest Dallas discuss their priorities for making this year the greatest year of their lives (so far). From focusing on healthy families, communities, and businesses to south american travels and a strengthening of faith, the guys work through their strategies for growth and accountability.
014: Giving Thanks
Rockmore and Omar recap the month of November and discuss Thanksgiving Traditions, the Facebook Facade, moving from “thanks” to “giving” and why it’s so awesome to #ShareWhatsGood. Show Notes Radius Church – Hungry for a Day
013: Jakobi Lau
Omar speaks with Jakobi Lau (aka Jake Johnson) about what it was like to lose his Dad at a young age, grow up as the man of the house to his four younger siblings, and chase his dream of being a professional Singer / Songwriter. Show Notes JakobiLau.com Death Cab for Cutie Sohn Porter Robinson […]
012: Awesome Media
Rockmore and Omar discuss the awesome media that they are currently consuming… From podcasts to books, journalism, music, movies, and lastly tv. There is a lot of crappy media out there, but these are our favorite picks. Show Notes Books Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense The Child That Books […]
011: Share What’s Good
Rockmore and Omar spend time catching up, sharing all that is good with their lives. From new jobs and great churches, to loving families, exercise routines, and side projects. They discuss Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” and evaluate his three tenants against their own understandings. Show Notes Jakobi Lau (Musician) – JakobiLau.com Don Miller […]
010: Allen Canning
Rockmore and Omar speak with local St. Pete Comedian Allen Canning about growing up in Ohio, living through his parent’s divorce, moving to Florida, what it was like to deal with alcoholism as a teen, and what it was like to get sober. Through his sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek comedy, Allen is able to speak about difficult […]
009: Toxic Work Environments?
Rockmore and Omar discuss strategies on how to turn a toxic work environment into a positive work environment… From what defines a great boss to how everyone is in the customer service business. We also do a little catching up on what’s good and what media we’re consuming. Here are a couple of reference links […]
008: Spencer Boulter
Omar speaks with Spencer Boulter (President, 6:8 Ministries) on what it was like for him to grow up in Lake City, Florida, have his parents’ divorce, get in trouble as a youth, and then join the Army Special Forces. The conversation includes how he met Molly (his wife), started a family, and then moved them […]
007: Blake Clark
We talk to Blake Clark (Lead Pastor, Radius Church) about what it was like to grow up in the Bible Belt, be ‘called by God’, serve as a Youth Pastor at a startup church and an affluent church, and then quit to work 90-hours / week in guard shack at the top of a mountain […]
006: What Are We “For”
This could be called the “hot drama” episode, but that’s not how we roll… In this episode, we discuss the controversial topics of “Is America the greatest country?”, Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare, Same-Sex Marriage, Donald Trumps Immigration Policy, the Confederate Flag, and Net Neutrality! Apparently, no topic is off limits :)
005: We’re Back! [part 2]
We continue to catch up on the past 16 months… This time, Rockmore interviews Omar about moving across the country, starting a new job, finding a new church home, having a 2nd child, volunteering at a youth group and more. Show Notes Shout Outs to the following: Bobby Wood [Redemption Church] Brock Johnson [Buena Vista […]
004: We’re Back!
After a 16-month hiatus, Journey Notes is back with Season Two! In this episode, Omar interviews Rockmore about what has been going on in his life over the past 16-months. From starting a new church, getting a new job, and starting a new relationship, Rockmore shares how his Journey continues to evolve. Show Notes: The […]
003: Dan & Crystal Kemp
Dan & Crystal Kemp – At just 24 years old, Dan & Crystal are raising three young boys, working full time, going to school full time, and doing everything they can to do God’s will in their lives. In this episode, we spoke with Dan & Crystal about their story, about being unconventional and going […]
002: Finding Your Passion
In this episode, we dug a little deeper into Rockmore’s Subplot and discussed the importance about finding your passion. We talked about how Omar broke the news to his students that he was leaving through a “Resignation Lecture“, the benefits of recording important life events (like Steve’s Baptism), the different ways to explore new (crazy) […]
001: Journey Notes Pilot
A podcast about our journeys through life, the characters who inspire us, the ideas that empower us, and the positives with which we engage. Season 01, Episode 01 Show Notes: As this was our first ever podcast, we discussed the format of the show, Rockmore explained how this whole idea came about, and we each […]
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