Breaking old patterns doesn't have to be so hard. You've heard it before: if you want to change, you have to try harder. Keep pushing through blood, sweat, and tears. Emotions don't matter. But what if that's all a lie? What if there's a better, healthier way to get life-changing results? Our guest believes that joy is what's missing from our ability to make lasting change in our lives. Join us as he outlines an emotionally healthy approach to change-one where joy leads the way. This doesn't mean we choose happiness, become blindly optimistic, or force ourselves to have a positive mindset. Instead, we discover that real, lasting transformation can come free of shame, guilt, and fear.
Join us for an hour of conversation designed to lengthen your prayer list. We start with a look at some of the day’s headlines before turning our attention to very practical ways we can pray for those whom God has called into the entertainment business – the largest group of influencers in the world. We end with a conversation about the new revolution in Iran. This under-reported story is really about those who have tired of Islam and are literally crying out for freedom. Christ offers that real freedom and we will share ways to pray for the unrest in the historic and important nation.
Neal Samudre is the CEO and co-founder of Enjoyco, an emotional health and wellness company helping individuals enjoy positive change. He is also a marketing executive, where his leadership has helped several Inc. 5000 companies scale. For years, Neal has been a viral writer on the subject of joy and positive psychology. Over five million people have shared his articles and over 500,000 people have completed his devotionals on the Bible App. He has been featured in national publications such as Relevant Magazine, Church Leaders Magazine, the Catalyst Conference, Huffington Post, and more.
As Founding Director of Hollywood Prayer Network, Karen speaks and teaches around the country on how people of faith can pray for the people in the entertainment industry. She is also a published co-author of two books: How to Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out and The Day I Met God. Aside from her leadership at HPN, Karen is Co-Founder and Producer for JC Productions, an independent TV and music production company. She has had extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children's programming. Karen is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a founding member of PREMISE, and a board member of the Biola University Entertainment Task Force. She is a graduate of USC with a BA in Producing.
Dr. Hormoz Shariat is the founder of Iran Alive Ministries. He was born into a Muslim family in Iran and came to the United States after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, where he came to Christ while earning my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering as a graduate student at USC in 1980. In 1987, Hormoz planted a church in San Jose, California. With hundreds of Muslim converts, which remains one of the largest churches of its kind in the United States. In 2001 he followed the Lord’s leading and founded Iran Alive Ministries, which utilizes Satellite TV to reach the millions of lost and broken people of Iran and the rest of the Middle East. Today, the ministry broadcasts the Gospel 24/7 from studios in Dallas to Iran and the Middle East, trusting the Lord to transform a nation, which is responding to the Gospel unlike any other time in history.