Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed before He went to the cross... I read that story in that exact location when visiting Israel last year under the shade of a tree, imagining the pain and sorrow He felt knowing what was to come... In utter gratitude because He went through all that suffering for me and my wretched soul when I was so undeserving... He did it for ALL of us... This Sunday night in Las Vegas, Nevada at Calvary Chapel Las Vegas I'm speaking about the importance of the cross, His blood, and what that means for us 2,000 years later! Easter shouldn't be celebrated just this weekend, but for 365 days a year, DAILY! Because that is the gospel, and we are nothing without it and nothing without Jesus Christ! Religion has nothing to do with it, just ask the thief on the cross next to Him! Hear more Sunday night... // 5:45pm at 7175 W Oquendo Rd. 89113 // Pizza, drinks, games, hangs, come as you are 🕊🕊🕊
Your environment may not be the most beautiful, or where you envisioned you'd be. Your situations, tribulations, and what life has thrown at you may not be what you think you can handle or what you thought you wanted in the first place.
Thankfully, life isn't about where you are, or what you're going through. Life is about facing your struggles with character and integrity, building off those experiences and building your heart through those experiences you face every day. The right heart can outshine the darkest of times, and the right heart will light up any environment or situation you may find yourself in. Life is about WHO you experience these things with, life is about who builds with you as you battle daily. Surround yourself with people that build your heart, surround yourself with people that build your character, surround yourself with people that nurture and strengthen your dreams. Too many people try to fill the hole in their hearts with materials, and temporary happiness, only to be left just as empty when the temporary gratification fades.
You're going to have troubles in life, learn from them, grow from them, fall down and get up again and again... Surround yourself with people that will love you unconditionally no matter what your environment is, or troubles you may face. When someone loves your heart, that is something you cannot replace. Keep them close, keep them safe, they will continue to do the same. No matter the situation, time, trial or change, love will always take precedence over these things, because love never fails, love always remains. "... glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope..."
NEW JERSEY! TOMORROW NIGHT 7PM! @calvarychapeloldbridge for more details! Free two day youth conference I'll be speaking Friday night at 7pm! Saturday morning will be my friend @ryanries@thewhosoevers & others speaking, followed by Q&A, music, and more! Excited to share for the first time on the East Coast! Come as you are! 🕊
‼‼‼SURPRISE HAWAII!! ⚠️THIS SATURDAY⚠️ March 30th!! Location: ➡️ 94-1323 Waipio Uka Street
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
Last minute trip to share my story with @chadisliving & the @comeandlive crew on the island of OAHU at "Grace Fellowship" 🕊 from ⏰ 7PM-10PM ⏰ HST!!! The first few photos are from the last time I was in Hawaii with @bobbyhundreds@benhundreds & @thehundreds crew... I spent my first night visiting the 808 in handcuffs ( and NO they were NOT accomplices 😂) also literally being rescued from the side of a cliff in the middle of the night by @tallywood... Then waking with vague recollection of what had happened and a terrible hangover 🤮🤢🤮... SO crazy how God has radically changed my heart and THROUGH that heart change, now my entire life and lifestyle... Because NO ONE is too far gone for Him to reach. Most of the greatest men & women in the Bible have stories of redemption and transformation that started with a supernatural encounter with God & a new heart because of Him, which changed their lives forever... Excited to share with you all just what HIS love actually looks like in action! (Not a "RELIGION," not playing church, and definitely not the "oh look at me I'm a Christian" card)... Stoked to share how a simple RELATIONSHIP with Christ has transformed ME from the inside out, just like He has done for so many of my heroes from the Bible... ((We're talking about men that KILLED Christians, prostitutes, thieves, murders, and more...)) Only HE can do that! NO "religious" belief system could ever accomplish what the blood of Jesus has... Free event! 🤙🏼🌴🤙🏼COME HANGOUT!
Thank you @heartsupport and @jakeluhrsabr for having me in Austin, Texas this past weekend. Thank you even more for not just "raising awareness" on issues such as mental illness, addiction, depression, suicide, etc. But for actually TAKING ACTION in making a difference and helping people that are struggling with these various issues. Thank you for being there for them and loving them no matter their skin color, background, political views, and gender or religious affiliations. I've personally battled with depression, addiction, and even attempted suicide, and ALL of us know SOMEONE affected by at least one of these things as well. By the grace of God He removed my heart of stone, and changed my heart forever because of what Jesus did on the cross, which was the ultimate display of love. All our issues start with the heart, if yours needs help or even just some company, then please visit their website on the @heartsupport page or if you are interested in helping them help others in need ❤ "God does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” -1 Samuel 16:7 🕊
Last night was special, thank you to everyone that came out and spent the evening with me! Every Sunday night at Calvary Chapel Las Vegas 6pm we gather in the same room! Seeing most of you again next weekend! @cclasvegaschurch
Just landed in San Jose for more specialist appointments (going to see if I need ANOTHER foot surgery) Then off to Austin, Texas for a @heartsupport event! Back in Vegas for next Sunday night!
I've been living back in the states for almost 3 months now, after moving to Costa Rica in November of 2016 when I left the band. I never imagined my walk with Christ would bring me to Vegas of all places. From an apartment on the beach in the jungle, to the desert in Nevada... God has been doing some incredible things in my life lately and I had to get my social media back to fill you all in! He has blessed me with one thing in particular that has changed my life forever... Turn on my post notifications so you can see when I am coming to a city near you for more speaking events! Will be in New Jersey April 4th & 5th too, posting about that soon!
Y'all are the best! I cant wait to show you and share all the things that have happened in my life while I've been away! 👊🏼
Unapologetically joyful! Even after 24 days combined hospitalized at Stanford over the period of 3 stays, which all came unexpectedly. Only planned to be in the states for just about that long when I left Costa Rica almost 3 months ago! Palo Alto California, speaking at the annual Marfan Medical Conference & presenting the "Heart Of It All" award that was presented to me last year. Las Vegas Nevada, speaking at schools, churches, spoken word/hip hop/live art event, & spending most of my time working on new music and helping two other friends with their projects as well. Orange County California, to get some tattoo time in, BearFlag, KWAVE radio interview, RVCA warehouse visit, some filming, photo shoots, & 2 really exciting meetings. Every city, so grateful to see so many of my friends after being away so long, still didn't get to see them all. Then finally San Diego speaking in Chula Vista & getting my Lolitas burrito fix. The next day I was meant to fly back here but I called my doctor & he told me not to leave the country, changed my flight, & went back up to Stanford. While there, it ended up being a literal life changing week for me, my future, health & heart... Incredible how God opens & closes doors that you would have never guessed would be possible. I was also able to make a dear friend of mine "CJ", Charis, Charles, funeral in Oakland the day I was discharged. He was a heart transplant patient & we met at Stanford during my first stay there. He called me one night at 2am & we talked for 2 hours while I wrote a song on piano for him to fall asleep to. That was the last time we ever spoke. Kept in contact with his mother every day until he went to be with the Lord a week later. Was blessed to be able to attend his service & play his song during the celebration of his life & be with his beautiful family. My heart is full even amidst all this... God has blessed me so much through these recent trials. One blessing in particular has changed everything for me, more on that soon enough. Happy to be back in the jungle of Costa Rica, but not for long! 🕊👊🏼 (Also, link in my bio for my "White Chair Documentary" that was just released)
The outpouring of love, sentiment, and support since this documentary was released two days ago has blessed my heart beyond belief. Even recieving texts from so many close friends who do not believe in God, that have been touched by what He is doing in my life, wanting to know more. Wanting that joy and peace that I have found... I am so grateful for everyone that took the time to take a deeper look into my story. I am even more grateful for the way it has impacted so many of you. That is Christ, not me... If you have not watched it yet please click the link in my bio... God works through stories, when He transforms someone's life, through their heart, others can see, and the person that steps into His grace is never the same after. The best thing about God's love is He makes it a choice to follow Him or not. True love isn't forcing someone to love you, it is allowing them to love you because of their own decision to. He is waiting there with open arms and desires a relationship with us all. Not a religion, not money in a plate, a one on one relationship with the creator of the universe. And we can step into that relationship no matter how broken, ugly, or messed up our pasts may be. You come to God as you are, He does a work in you and starts the transformation from within. I thought the world's idea of happiness (money, fame, women, sucess) would make me happy, but it only brought me more pain. He has brought me more joy than I've ever experienced in my 30 years of life here on earth. Our flesh is temporary, a relationship with Jesus Christ is not ❤ (Please share this video with anyone you think can relate to my story, anyone that has lost everything, is suicidal, depressed, addicted, struggling, etc... God can do a work in their lives just like He did mine) 🕊
(Link in bio) Filmed a "White Chair Documentary" sharing some of my story that I've never spoken about before now. From what led me to create Of Mice and Men, to why I left the band, to the struggles after & in between, and then to where I am today. It was very difficult for me to talk about a few of the things we included in the film, but I believe in the power of transparency and desired to show my heart exactly how it is. I shared some of the events that had happened to me after I left the band only with a few of my closest friends and family... until now... Even if you don't believe in God, or a higher power, and have just followed me through my career as a musician and through various projects, I encourage you to watch it and listen. I hope it encourages you to understand that no matter what obstacles life throws in your way, you CAN overcome them. You CAN persevere. "You have many options in life, never make giving up one of them." Thank you @iamsecond for giving me the opportunity to share my story on your platform alongside so many other individuals that I myself, also admire. (Link to the video in my bio, more info on 'iamsecond' in their bio) ❤