Aug 5, 2020
I have the absolute pleasure of
chatting with pastor, author, and host of the A Greater Story podcast, Sam
Collier. He just released a book called A
Greater Story all about turning messes into miracles
and how God redeemed stories in his life. We chat all about finding
our own miracles during COVID-19, his personal journey finding his
family, and what it’s like to be a man in the church.
Finding Miracles in
- “Every miracle is a
reaction to the impossible.”
- Because of COVID-19, Sam has lost
family, he has struggled with launching his book, and being a
speaker has been made incredibly difficult.
- “Maybe this book can help
people find the miracle that they need in this
- For those of us who may struggle with
comparison, sometimes the miracle is just learning to trust God
rather than a specific result we’ve been waiting for.
- “When change happens, we
tend to focus on the challenges. If you look there, that is all
you’ll see. If you decide in the midst of the change to try to find
the opportunity, then you may end up finding a
- “God never promised us
perfection, but that He would be with us in the imperfection and
that if He doesn’t move the move the mountain He’ll give us the
power to climb it.”
- “Whatever lack I was
supposed to be experiencing from the absence of my biological
family, I just didn’t have”
- Sam shares his experience finding his
biological mother and meeting her for the first time on national
- He talks about the discoveries he
made about himself when he found his biological family and how
those things helped him understand who he is.
Being a Black Man
- We talk about the differences between
how the church fosters men versus women.
- The male/female dynamics have shifted
over the years, and we explore how we can find a balance of needing
another person and being our own empowered individuals.
- Sometimes it feels like our only
options are what culture says vs what the religious spirit says.
But there is a third option: what Jesus says.
- “We want to feel strong.
We want to feel like we matter. We want to feel like we’re
important… like someone is proud of us.”
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