Now This Is On Our Bucket List

Amy and I were just talking this morning about how we would love to be baptized in the Jordan River, and then I came upon this awesome story.

NFL quarterback gets baptized in Jordan River during ‘life-changing’ first trip to Israel

During the offseason, one leading NFL quarterback is taking his spiritual life to the next level.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who set records as a rookie and will be going into his third season this fall, was submerged in the Jordan River, the same place the Bible records Jesus was baptized, during his first trip to the Holy Land co-sponsored by America’s Voices in Israel.

“It is simply overwhelming,” Watson explained. “To be baptized in the waters of the Jordan River, sail on the Sea of the Galilee, and visit one of the first towns where Jesus preached his Gospel – I am truly in awe of this wonderful land and the wonderful people who live here.”

Read the complete article by clicking here.

Big News About Angelica Hale

Friend of the podcast Angelica Hale is having a big week. Here are two posts about our friend.

Angelica Hale took the AGT stage one last time during the airing of Monday night’s final of NBC’s America’s Got Talent the Champions. Delivering an incredible inspiring performance. Angelica performed the song “Impossible”.

Read more https://trevordecker.com/2019/02/11/angelica-hale-delivers-inspirational-performance-agt-champions-final/

America’s Got Talent favorite Angelica Hale has released a new music video in support of Sepsis survivors week. The music video “No Time To Waste” was released following Angelica’s appearance on NBC’s AGT the champions in the final of the competition featuring popular acts from the Got Talent franchise around the world. Angelica Hale’s health struggles have been well-documented throughout her time on America’s Got Talent. She has been an inspiration to so many of overcoming life’s difficulties and being able to achieve her dreams.

“As a Sepsis survivor, I am grateful to be able to use my talent to raise awareness of Sepsis which will hopefully save many lives. I wrote this song, “No Time To Waste” in partnership with Sepsis Alliance with that message in mind. I hope you all enjoy and to learn more, please go to sepsis.org today.” Angelica said about the original song.


Read more
 https://trevordecker.com/2019/02/12/angelica-hale-drops-no-time-waste-music-video/

Two Heroes From “The Greatest Generation” George Bush and Bob Dole

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. To me, this pictures speaks volumes of “The Greatest Generation”. While they had been political allies and rivals, it was their service to our country that brings a smile to my face.

This week, with the passing of President George Bush, we have heard quite a bit of information about him flying numerous combat missions and about the time he was shot down by the Japanese, during WW II.

Bob Dole served on the other side of the globe during WW II. He suffered permanent injuries when he was hit by German machine gun fire near Castel d’Aiano in the Apennine mountains southwest of Bologna, Italy.

When I look at the picture above, there are several things that come into my mind.

First is that there is an American patriot and hero laying in State in a coffin covered by a flag that both Bush and Dole sacrificed greatly for.

Next, I see another American patriot and hero being helped to stand out of his wheelchair.

Also, you see a left-handed salute (salutes are to be given with the right hand). You see, Dole can not salute with his right hand due to the injuries mentioned earlier.

Bob Dole paid the ultimate respect between two veterans, first by standing when it is nearly impossible for him to do at this point in his life, and then rendering a salute the only way possible – with his left hand.

This is a very proud moment in American history and a memory that I have that will last a lifetime.

Ed Boston

Bob Dole

 

 

Friends of the Podcast Natasha Owens and Paula White Attend Faith Leaders Briefing

Friend of the podcast, Natasha Owens posted this video and the featured image from this week’s Faith Leaders Briefing. Another friend of the podcast, Pastor Paula White was also part of this event at the White House.

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We Have Some Exciting Interviews Coming Soon

Things are booming on the interview portion of the Ed Boston Podcast! In the next couple of week’s here’s what is currently booked and there are even more interviews being worked on as this is being written.

Pastor Paula White, Rupert from Survivor Fame and Rupert’s Kids, FormerNavy Seal Ephriam Mattos, and Christian Comedian Jeff Allen are all scheduled for the podcast. Check out some info on each of these guests below.

Pastor Paula White

Paula White Ministries is a global ministry in both vision and reach. Utilizing the Internet, Television, Radio, Literature, and Public Speaking as its primary vehicles of communication. It is guided by the God-inspired vision of Paula White who founded it with a strong desire to see lives transformed for the better through relationship with God. Paula White Ministries operates under the premise that the solutions to all of the problems we face in Life are rooted in discovering, nurturing, and propagating a lifestyle of engagement with God through Jesus Christ.

Check out this video of Pastor Paula giving the invocation at the Inauguration of President Trump.

Rupert from Survivor Fame and Rupert’s Kids

Rupert competed on Survivor a total of four times. He was the first contestant to compete in back to back seasons, first appearing on Pearl Islands and then on All-Stars. Out of his four seasons, he placed highest on All-Stars, earning himself the fourth place spot. He was also awarded one million dollars on Survivor: America’s Tribal Council after being voted the fan favorite.

Rupert says this about Rupert’s Kids :

I have shown for 25 years how you take a person who has only been trained to hold their hand out and teach them… empower them.. show them that they have that energy and ability to take care of themselves. There is no one out there who can’t go to work.

Taking young men and women, that have never been shown how to make a legal living and raising them… by the time they are 20 or 30 years old, do you really think they’re ever going to get it? No… they’re going, for the rest of their life’s, to be holding their hand out… we’re creating a giant problem.

Former US Navy SEAL Ephraim Mattos

Former US Navy SEAL Ephraim Mattos teamed up with New York Times bestselling author Scott McEwen (American Sniper) to write the upcoming book, City of Death: Humanitarian Warriors in the Battle of Mosul — available everywhere on October 23 from Center Street / Hachette Book Group. City of Death tells the unforgettable story of an American warrior turned humanitarian forced to fight his way into and out of a Hell on Earth created by ISIS.

City of Death is the true story of Ephraim Mattos and what he witnessed while volunteering as a frontline combat medic during the historic battle to retake Mosul from ISIS – the deadliest urban combat the world has seen since WWII.

After leaving the US Navy SEAL teams in 2017, Mattos, age 24, flew to Iraq to join a small group of volunteer humanitarians known as the Free Burma Rangers, who were working on the frontlines of the war on ISIS.

Until being shot by ISIS on a suicidal rescue mission, Mattos witnessed unexplainable acts of courage and sacrifice by the Free Burma Rangers, who, while under heavy machine gun and mortar fire, assaulted across ISIS minefields, used themselves as human shields, and sprinted down ISIS-infested streets – all to retrieve wounded civilians.

The moment Mattos was shot was actually captured on video. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/3P0pZvn22xk

In City of Death, Mattos recounts in vivid detail what he saw and felt while he and the other Free Burma Rangers evacuated the wounded, conducted rescue missions, and at times fought shoulder-to-shoulder with the Iraqi Army against ISIS. Filled with raw and emotional descriptions of what it’s like to come face-to-face with death, this is the harrowing and uplifting true story of a small group of men who risked everything to save the lives of the Iraqi people and who followed the credence, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Jeff Allen, Christian Comedian

Jeff Allen combines clean, hilarious humor with inspiration like no other comedian working today. He performs sidesplitting standup and, when requested, riveting testimony. As such, he is a favorite at outreach events where church members can freely invite their unchurched friends, knowing that they’ll be sharing world‐class entertainment. For three decades, Jeff Allen has been performing at churches, on television and radio, for fundraisers and at corporate functions all across the country.

Jeff Allen is the best at what he does – making people laugh as hard as humanly possible. His Happy Wife, Happy Life® message of a marriage gone wrong and redeemed has given laughter and encouragement to millions of people. Jeff’s comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life and the joy derived from a healthy marriage.

Avril Lavigne Releases Spiritual Song – Head Above Water

So happy to share this story from TrevorDecker.com written by our friend Vanessa Vasquez.

If you’re an Avril Lavigne fan then today is a fantastic day. In 2014 it was revealed that the singer-songwriter had been battling a severe case of Lyme disease, leaving many fans uncertain of what would happen next.

Recently in an open letter on her website Avril recalls a time early in her diagnoses where she felt that she was at death’s door, she didn’t want to die and had more to live for she cried out to God and thus Head Above Water was born.

God keep my head above water. Don’t let me drown it gets harder, I’ll meet you there at the alter as I fall down to my knees.

Read more https://trevordecker.com/2018/09/19/avril-lavigne-releases-inspirational-track-head-water/