An All-New Lifestream.org & a Series Called “Engage”

Sometime this weekend, the new Lifestream.org site will launch. It has been in the works for over six months. Most of why we had to redesigned this site has to do with some back-end realities that you’ll never see that will help us streamline many of the things we do on that site. But that gave us a chance to update the look of the site and reconfigure it to be far more user-friendly with the current content we have. With our new back-end features, we will in time be able to help people connect with other folks who resonate with Lifestream content in their own area, but it will still take some time to configure that, and it will only be for those who opt-in to use it.

The reason I’m telling you now is so you’ll understand any delays and complications that will result from this switchover. Hopefully it will be seamless, but since we’re also switching servers it may take some time for everything to get in place. If you encounter that problem, we apologize. The switchover will come over the next few days and will take some time to propagate throughout the web.

We will also be launching next week a new feature at Lifestream called “Engage!” This will complement two of our major free resources—Transitions and the Jesus Lens. It will be a series of 3-5 minute videos designed to help coach and encourage people in the early stages of connecting in their own relationship with God. It is not a curriculum, nor a set of steps to build your relationship with God. In fact, it’s the opposite. This is not how you can build a relationship with God, but learning to recognize how God is building one with you, which is a very different process. Knowing him is not about your effort or achievement, but learning how to relax into the reality of his love and beginning to recognize his whispers in your heart and his fingerprints in your life.


Engage: Recognizing How God Is Building a Relationship With You!

It will only provide a context for people to explore their own connection with Father, Son, and Spirit so that they can find their own unique walk with him. Each video will also include the opportunity for comment, questions and discussion as they process this in their own lives. I realize that the use of video for this purpose is limited, and that it would be far better for them to have someone they could sit down with face-to-face as they explore their own journey. So I’m doing this not just to help people walk with Jesus, but also to give people who want to help others learn how to walk with him an example of the kinds of things that can help people on this journey.

In the end, I’m not at all sure this will be helpful. We’re going to try it. If it is, we’ll continue. If not, we’ll take it down. In any case we will be offering this, like all our best resources, free of charge. How can we do that with the great expense of video production? Because we’ve always had people who find these things helpful willing to contribute to the costs so that others can as well. We trust that continues here so that others around the world can have access to resources like this one.

We’ll announce here when Engage is ready to launch and I’ll look forward to feedback from people who want to utilize that resource.

Here’s a sneak peek at our new look, if you’re interested.

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18 Comments
  1. Kevin February 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Awesome.

  2. David House February 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Wow this is great, I believe there is a great hunger among us to share this freedom and to help others in a more real walk with Father. Thank you for all you time effort and a vision to help us help others.

  3. Marti February 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Looks terrific!!!

  4. Kevin February 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Awesome.

  5. Lindsay February 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Very cool!

  6. David House February 1, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Wow this is great, I believe there is a great hunger among us to share this freedom and to help others in a more real walk with Father. Thank you for all you time effort and a vision to help us help others.

  7. Marti February 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Looks terrific!!!

  8. Lindsay February 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Very cool!

  9. Bones February 1, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    After listening to your describing these changes in today’s podcast, and hearing the excitement in your voice at how it has all been coming together in your heart in these last few days, I’m excited along with you to see just how it begins to unfold!

    The brevity of the videos will certainly help them to be more “engage”-ing, and I trust that that is how people will find them!

  10. Bones February 1, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    After listening to your describing these changes in today’s podcast, and hearing the excitement in your voice at how it has all been coming together in your heart in these last few days, I’m excited along with you to see just how it begins to unfold!

    The brevity of the videos will certainly help them to be more “engage”-ing, and I trust that that is how people will find them!

  11. Tricia February 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Yeah….i can hardly wait!!!

  12. Michele February 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Can’t wait!!! Thank you for doing this!!!!

  13. Tricia February 2, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Yeah….i can hardly wait!!!

  14. Michele February 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Can’t wait!!! Thank you for doing this!!!!

  15. Tina February 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    This looks great? I was wondering what is going to happen with the archived podcasts because I still listen to them at work. I work production and it passes the hours. I especially love listening to Kevin Smith and some of the other visitors as well.

    I appreciate what you are doing. Looking forward to what God is doing through you and your work.

  16. Tina February 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I just noticed The God Journey Podcast where the it says “Lifestream’s Latest”. Great. Looking forward to more engagement with other brothers and sisters on a similar journey.

  17. Tina February 3, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    This looks great? I was wondering what is going to happen with the archived podcasts because I still listen to them at work. I work production and it passes the hours. I especially love listening to Kevin Smith and some of the other visitors as well.

    I appreciate what you are doing. Looking forward to what God is doing through you and your work.

  18. Tina February 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I just noticed The God Journey Podcast where the it says “Lifestream’s Latest”. Great. Looking forward to more engagement with other brothers and sisters on a similar journey.

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