The Journey of Kerry and Friends.
|Posted on November 26, 2017 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
First of all, I am sorry I haven't written here since September. Since I have gone back to school it seems like time flies even faster. Below are some of my holiday season thoughts.
One day a couple years ago around Veteran's Day I said "Happy Holidays" on Facebook, and one of the comments was "How can you say that? You know it's Merry Christmas!" HUH?
Ever since I have served in the military Veteran's Day for me starts the holiday season, because that is my favorite time of year, and it leads into all the other holidays.
What bothered me the most when I read that comment was I simply said "Happy Holidays". What is wrong with me wanting people happy? After all I am a comedian/ventriloquist. It's my job to give aways smiles and laughter.
So for me, I know i am late, but Happy Holidays, and I do hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Oh, and Happy New Year!
|Posted on September 29, 2017 at 7:35 AM||comments (0)|
Mark 16:15 New International Version
He said to them, "Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
Mark 12:30-31New International Version
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Too many times, we as Christians, focus on the first verse. While that verse itself is awesome, we should be globally minded, but sometimes we lose sight of what was written four chapters earlier.
Jesus challenged us to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Who is our neighbor? I am not going to use the answer most given which is ‘everyone,’ but I want to bring it closer to home. Those that live in our neighborhood and our own community are your neighbors.
I have a few questions and am honest when you answer them.
1. When is the last time you spoke with your next door neighbor?
2. When is the last time you volunteered at a Community Non Profit organization besides your own church?
3. Have you let your neighbors know that if they are ever in need they can count on you?
My wife and I, for the last couple years, we were our neighborhood welcoming committee. When new people moved into our community we would greet them, and welcome them. We also volunteer at different Non-Profit organizations in our community as well. I mention this, not for self glorification, but for examples of Community Based Ministry. Sometimes, while we want to reach everyone around the world, we need to also just look across the street.
Kerry and Terri Miller
|Posted on September 4, 2017 at 7:15 AM||comments (0)|
This past weekend my wife and I went to my 35th High School Reunion, and we had a great time. I saw people I didn't recognize, and maybe it's because they have gotten older. I am glad I haven't changed any! LOL Before we went to the reunion we drove by where I used to live, and because of their recent flood in the spring the house had to be torn down. All that was left was the ground and part of the foundation. I stopped, and just stared and for a moment took in some fond memories of my time there. Next to the house is a creek where I used to sit with my guitar and write songs. Memories of family time, and years gone by flooded my mind. Now 35 years later so much has changed, but I am grateful for those days that helped to shape who I am today. I want to challenge you today, to learn from the past, but don't live in the past. The memories, good and bad, can be used to help you learn and grow. Don't dwell there because today, today is the day you have to create new memories. Live in the moment, enjoy this moment, because it too, just like yesterday will move swiftly by. I write this on my back deck, and even now it has gone from dark, to the early morning light but it's very peaceful, just like those times I wrote songs by the creek bed in my home town.
|Posted on August 19, 2017 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
I wanted to take some time and share my thoughts on what is going on around the world and in our country. It almost seems to me that the problem is because no one wants to take ownership of their own actions. With that said, I really think we need to stop playing the blame game, and let's focus on our own actions. I want to share a verse from the Bible that I hope will help us.
Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms".
As long as humans keep fighting other humans then the problem will never be solved.
Here is a quote from a song that I have performed in the past. "I give up the bitterness and hate, the blaming men and fate for all my discontent".
I see people get mad at other people for not accepting others for who they are, and yet the people that get upset at them, they themselves don't accept those other people for who they are.
Let me close with this quote from part of a song that was performed by a very unique performer.
"I'm gonna make a change, for once in my life, It's gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference, gonna make it right....I'm starting with the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways, and no message could have been clearer if you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change".
Kerry and Friend's Mission is to share hope, laughter, and inspiration everywhere we go. Together, let's quit blaming others, and let's take a look in the mirror to see if there are ways we can be better!
Thank you for your time,
|Posted on August 9, 2017 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
I can't believe it! I can't believe it's already August, it just seems like yesterday when I was so excited when May got here so I could enjoy the summer and ride my bike for hundreds of miles. I can't believe I turn 53 on the 17th! Time moves so swiftly for sure. What I am trying to do each day is to enjoy the moments. So I need to ask you a question. Are you living in the moment? Too many times we live in the past, or we focus on what we want the future to be like, when what we should do is live in the moment and enjoy the moment. We have done a lot of events this summer, and we have truly enjoyed each moment. I hope this makes sense. Talk to you soon.
|Posted on July 31, 2017 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
I would like to connect with you if your looking to network with us. I have recently accepted the position as a Board Member of the National Association of Evangelism. We would like to connect with you and your ministry. Please shoot me a message so we can talk.
|Posted on July 15, 2017 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
My wife and I have had a great time at the Convention this year, and we have learned so much. You can check out some pictures on our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/kerryandfriends/.
Coming up on the 24th of July we will be sharing with around 100 5th graders at a Youth Camp. This should be fun! I want to thank everyone for joining us on this journey of sharing hope, laughter, and inspiration every where we go.
Today, is the final day of the Convention, and this morning we will be going to see "Ricky" at the Museum, and then attending a conference led by Taylor Mason.
Tonight, it is the final All Star Show, and then tomorrow we head home. My wife actually got a new character. You will see her on our facebook page as well.
Have a great day everyone!
|Posted on June 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
What a great weekend it was with family at the Nice Family Reunion. This is my fathers side of the family, and there were people from around the United States there. We did a short show at the reunion, and had two family members join us for some karaoke! Thank you everyone for joining us on this journey.
|Posted on June 17, 2017 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
The month of June has been awesome, and our focus has been sharing in our own community. My character Zagnut has joined forces with CoxHealth for 2 huge events; The Medical Mile and 5K, and the Kids Health and Safety Fair. Shaggy made a guest appearance as well. We also opened for the NAMI Talent Show which was a blast. The next couple weeks we hit the road with a performance at my family's reunion in Wichita, KS, and then at a Youth Camp in Little Rock, AR. Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and support.
|Posted on June 11, 2017 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
What a week we have had and we are grateful to help in our community. Kerry and Friends have been at the Medical Mile Run for the Children's Miracle Network, the CoxHealth Kids Health, and Safety Fair, and this week Zagnut will be visiting kids at the hospital, then Tuesday night Ricky Jr will be at the 2nd Annual Community Military Awards Show, and Friday we will be doing a show for NAMI at their talent contest. We sure do love what we do. Thank you, everyone, for your support and prayers.