Daniel Fast Day 12 - 14

See you Sunday morning to break the fast at the Suncoast.

*One word of caution... take it easy on Sunday. Don't jump back into meat and sugar all at once or you will get sick!!!

Day 12

Read: Acts 23 & 24

Pray: that God would show you anything in your life that is keeping you from going to the next level with Him. Confess that and receive God’s forgiveness. Tell God you are open and available to what He wants for you!

Day 13

Read: Acts 25 & 26

Pray: for a passion for God’s church. Pray for a passion to worship Him, to serve Him, to give to Him. Pray for a passion for those far from God in your life and this community. Pray for a passion that is contagious!

Day 14!!!

Read: Acts 27 & 28

Pray: …you have done this for 13 days now. You have read the Book of Acts! Pray according to what you feel God leading you to pray. See you at church to break the fast.

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Daniel Fast Day Eleven

Read: Acts 21 & 22

Pray: that God would give you audacious faith. Pray that God would make you more dangerous for Him not safer. Pray that God would use you to make a difference in our church and beyond!

Daniel Fast Day Ten

The Warehouse will be open for prayer until 9pm! Turn the light on though :-)

14426 Black Lake RD Odessa, FL. 33556

Here is today's reading and prayer:

Read: Acts 19 & 20

Pray: for the resources our church needs to fuel the vision God has given us. Pray for God to move in your heart until it matches His heart. Pray that God would allow you to be more generous with His church. Pray about your giving.

Awesome Video from Sunday

Daniel Fast Day Nine

*Open Warehouse TOMORROW, Wed 7am - 7pm for prayer.

Today's reading and prayer guide:

Read: Acts 17 & 18

Pray: for those hurting and in need of a miracle at our church. Pray for marriages to be strengthened. Pray for children to turn back. Pray for those who are lonely. Pray for those who are battling illness.

Daniel Fast Day Eight

*Wednesday Night: The Warehouse will be open for prayer from 7am - 7pm. Drop in as you can. 14426 Black Lake Rd. Odessa, FL. 33556

Here is today's reading and prayer guide:

Read: Acts 15 & 16

Pray: for our community. Pray for the thousands of people that do not know Jesus. Pray that God would start something at our church that could only be explained as a “God-thing,” that hundreds and hundreds of people would begin to discover Jesus in the coming months.

Stir Fry Brown Rice with Vegetables

box of instant brown rice (or bag brown rice)

Vegetables to stir fry (either fresh or frozen)

Olive Oil

Soy Sauce


Cook your rice according to package (I season my rice as well when I cook). Heat Wok on Med. High heat add 1/4 cup of Olive Oil (more or less) Give a minute for oil to get hot. Place raw onions in now if you are adding to recipe, also garlic for taste. Pour the cooked rice into Wok and stir for 4 mins add Soy Sauce to taste. Pour rice back into container it was cooked in and set aside. Now add 1/4 cup Olive Oil to hot Wok again. Then add the vegetables and lots of whatever seasonings you like. Stir until done add peanuts right before serving. This recipe is very good reheated for lunch the next day.

Daniel Fast Day 5 - 7

For Friday - Sunday here is your Bible reading and Prayer Guide:

Day 5

Read: Acts 9 & 10

Pray: for a friend you know need to be at the Suncoast. Pray God would move in their hearts and give you the opportunity to invite them. Ask God to give you the courage to go for the ask.

Day 6

Read: Acts 11 & 12

Pray: for all the volunteers that make the Suncoast go each week. Pray God would bless them for the time they give up. Pray they would be encouraged. Pray about how you can encourage one volunteer tomorrow and do it!

Day 7

Read: Acts 13 & 14

Pray: for Brian today as he brings God’s message to the church. Pray for him and Cheryl and their marriage to be strong and healthy. Pray that God gives him wisdom and audacious faith and courage.

Daniel Fast Day Four

Here is today's reading and prayer guide:

Read: Acts 7 & 8

Pray: for your heart and attitude when it comes to the church. Pray God would increase the size of your love for His church and its people. Pray for the proper attitude and outlook, the see the church as Jesus does.

Here is another recipe:

Tortilla Soup Here's the Daniel version...

1 carrot chopped

1 celery stick chopped

1 medium onion chopped

3 garlic cloves, pressed

2 tbsp olive oil

8 c vegetable broth (the expensive kind has 2x the flavor- I found that out by accident)

4 c water1 can of black beans

16 oz frozen corn

1 red tomato chopped

1 yellow tomato chopped

1/4 c chopped cilantro

2-3 tsp sea salt

1 lime

6 corn tortillas

Directions:Heat oil in the bottom of the pot and saute the first 4 ingredients until soft. Add everything else except the tortillas. Low boil for about 30 minutes. Add tortillas. Cook for another 10 minutes.

Daniel Fast Day Three

So today I had to fast from my fast. I had to get some blood work done this morning and had to fast for that. Usually, since there is a Burger King right there on the corner and since I feel like I should be rewarded for fasting I get some b-fast from there as a pick me up. But, not today. I came home and had Ezekiel bread and strawberries. I can't imagine how Jesus must have felt when He was being tempted during His 40 day fast! Jesus truly knows what temptation is all about, even when you are at your weakest. So, when you feel weak today, call on Him!

Also, got to share with my Doctor about the fast and why we were doing it. Maybe she will come to church one day soon?

Here is today's reading and prayer guide:

Read Acts 5 & 6

Pray: that God would give our church favor in this community. Pray that God would open doors for us. Pray that we would know greater opportunities to reach out to more people.

Here is another recipe:

Basic Grilled Portobello (For the steak lovers!)

Brush mushrooms on both sides with olive oil and season with garlic and your choice(s) of seasoning to taste. (We used Montréal steak seasoning) Grill over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes on each side until just cooked through. We then topped with grilled onion and mushroom.

Daniel Fast Day Two

Today's reading and prayer guide: Read Acts Chapter 3 & 4

Pray: for your church staff today by name, Steve, Rita, Crystal and Brian. Pray God’s protection over them and their families. Pray for God to bless them and give them wisdom as they lead.

Here is another recipe:

Cheesecake Factory Bruschetta

1-1/2 cups chopped roma tomatoes

2 TBSP. diced red onion1 large clove garlic, minced

2 TBSP. chopped fresh basil

2 TBSP. olive oil

1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar

1/4 tsp. salt

dash black pepper

toasted Ezekiel bread

1/4 tsp. garlic salt

2-3 sprigs italian parsley

In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, and basil. Add 1/2 TBSP. of oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix well. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour (longer is better to me). Put on top of toasted ezekiel bread.

Daniel Fast Day One

Here is today's reading and prayer:

Read Acts Chapter 1 & 2

Pray: for God to unify our church. Pray that we will have such a strong community of faith that thousands of people will be attracted to it.

Some other food ideas. I made some fresh salsa last night and you can eat 100% corn chips with it. Since I am a native Floridian I also made some boiled peanuts with sea salt for seasoning.

Would love to hear how you guys are doing. stories@canthisbechurch.com

The message video will be up later today, we had some audio issues so not great audio, but it should be good enough.

I Love My Church (Starts Sunday)

Not just a new message series but the start of a movement. That is what we will begin next week at the Suncoast because in order to have a church we love, we must understand the problem, the people and the potential. Only then will we assume responsibility and take ownership of God’s church. Don't miss the most important three weeks of our brief history!

Real Stories from "@work"


So I missed my sales goal last month and qtr by $1,000. This means I missed my bonus. It was so hard to close out so close knowing how hard my team had worked, and that if I would have just held $1,000 dollars from August's extra I would have made September’s bonus too. But I wanted to be real and honest with how the sales fell. But, I was disappointed knowing I just missed out on $500. So I had to give it to God and said he had a reason that we didn't make it. Maybe we didn't take care of all the clients he had sent us? I was good and I told my team to be proud of what we had accomplished.

So today... I get a call from my boss and she went to her boss and they are issuing me my Qtr bonus check, because I was so close and had made such progress! That is a go GOD! You just have to trust and he will provide!

Brutally Honest Offering Video

This past Sunday we played this very honest video during the offering. Not sure if it was right or wrong, but it was honest and it was from my heart.

Our church, like many, has been trying to navigate this economy as best we can for the past year to two years. Fortunately, we had some savings we had kept from the good times that helped us get to this point. But, by this past Sunday that was almost gone. Our church has also committed to tithe no matter what! We send back out 10% of everything we take in. We believe God will honor us for our faithfulness. Our church is blessed to be a blessing!

So with the tithe looming and the money gone, here is where faith is built. Welcome to church planting :-)

BUT, the principle here applies to every aspect of life. Take a look and tell me what you think. Leave a comment.