Archive for June, 2009

Podcast Notes for Take Him With You Episode 062809- Hot Blooded – Dealing with Anger
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I start out with a promo for Meds cool podcast called Waffle on- 


Catherine joins me and talks about the Jonas Brother’s concert that she is going to tonight in the Tacoma Dome. 

She will be back next week to tell us how it went. 🙂

Andrew Moyer joins me to talk about Father’s day and what I got and then we talk about the Tonight Show with Conan O’brien.

We talked about how funny he was, much better than before, but then after we had recorded I thought that he had some shows that weren’t so good.  I say on the podcast that I have really been liking his show, but if it keeps going like this, I may change my opinion!  Go figure!

We also talk about playing cribbage together.  He was winning, and then I started beating him!  We will see who will reign supreme!

I talk about Star Trek Boldly part two the audio drama and play some music from it.  Check it out here:

I’m working on a new Stargazer CD for  your downloading and listening pleasure.  I play a sneek peak of the project.

I then talk about the cool new upgrade to the Ipod Touch 3.0 software available at for the iphone users it’s free, but for the ipod touch it is $9.99 through itunes.


I go through all the new upgrades to the software.  Take a listen!


I play a promo for my friend Rick Dosties podcast TREKS IN SCI FI- you should listen, it’s really a great podcast.


Romans 12: (new living translation)

9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection,[e] and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.[f] 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

 14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

 17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.  

 19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,

   “I will take revenge;
      I will pay them back,”[g]
      says the Lord.

 20 Instead,

   “If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
      If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
   In doing this, you will heap
      burning coals of shame on their heads.”[h]

 21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

I then play the promo for the new Star Trek Audio Drama called STAR TREK: BOLDLY part two.  email me for more information.

I then play a promo for Knights of the Guild: the official fan podcast for the web series, The Guild.

I then ask if you would be willing to donate to keep the Moyer family afloat as we bring the newsletter and podcast to you weekly.  We need your financial help, so please consider donating, hiring me for a project or subscribing to our newsletter.  Thanks!  click on donate or newsletter and follow the directions.  THANK YOU!

This week’s subject is all about Anger and how it effects us, it can even cause depression. 

I talk about how I struggled with depression for the first time in my life and needed help getting out.  I went to a Christian counselor that helped me through introducing me to a program called Celebrate Recovery. 

We discuss chemical, spiritual and physical reasons that we might be in depression.

I then talk about dealing with Anger from the book  “In Pursuit of Happiness- choices that can change your life” by Frank Minirth, M.D.  Click here if you want to get a copy

We talk in depth about why we get angry and how it can effect us.  Take a listen.

I ask questions like “Why do bad things happen to good people?”

Some causes of Anger:
circumstances beyond our control
death or loss
Feeling stuck or manipulated
Being taken advantage of
Prolonged frustration

Anger does really strange things to us.  It causes us to do things we wouldn’t normally do.

Anger can come down through our family lines.  We learn it though example.  We can change the way we do things though.

God is the only one that can change us.  He can help us get to the root of what is causing us to be frustrated and angry. 

Resloving anger:

I discuss the power of:
Sharing with a wise friend or counselor
Writing a letter to get your thoughts out
Find something to focus on to get out of our anger- chop wood, lift weights, play basketball, etc.
Of course the biggest one that I reccomend is Spiritual help- crying out to God for help.  Let him avenge us. 
God knows what is best, we don’t.  We have to trust that He has it under control. 
Try changing our behavior.  Don’t get around stuff that makes us angry. 
Sometimes it is important to see a doctor and talk about medication for anger.

I end up playing a cool song I wrote a couple of years ago called “Lead me on”
here are the lyrics
LEAD ME ON by Rick Moyer

Well the pressure seems to bring me down
and my soul cries out to hear the sound
of your voice it whispers softly in my ear

You gently speak my name outloud
clearly seperate from the crowd
You take my hand and calm me from my fears

Won’t you lead me on Jesus,
Won’t you lead me on oh Lord
Won’t you lead me on Jesus,
Won’t you lead me on oh Lord
Won’t you lead me on

You cleanse me from my wretched sin
you opened up my heart again
to the comfort of your love I’ve come to know
I bow my heart and knee to you
the one that purifies me true
I honor you with all that’s in my soul

Won’t you lead me on Jesus,
Won’t you lead me on oh Lord
Won’t you lead me on Jesus,
Won’t you lead me on oh Lord
Won’t you lead me on

Rain down on me.

You can directly download the song here

I then end up praying for you and introduce next week’s topic–  Messing with Stressing.  How to reduce the stress in our lives by faith in God.
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Several months back I posted part one of Star Trek Boldly  the audio drama.  My friend Jen did a wonderful job editing the script and audio drama for release. 

Now Part two  is out and so is the soundtrack webpage.  Find them both here…

Check out one of the songs by clicking here

A dream of healing

Posted: June 26, 2009 in Cool Stuff just for you

I had the most fascinating dream last night.

For months I have had some very sleepless nights over the stress of transition, rejection and change.  It is always hard to reconcile things when you have done everything you know how to do, but it seems to change nothing.  Biblically if you know someone has a problem with you, you are supposed to go to them and work it out.  What happens if they don’t want to work it out?  Or because it might mean they have to change, they don’t want to hear it?  There is a lot of denial in the “body of Christ”  because of what it means if reality is confronted.  Good question.  That is where you learn to trust that God’s timing is the best.

24 years ago a pastor told me if I got involved in music ministry that I would be serving the devil.  He was very harsh on me.  He told me it was disobeying God to use that evil rock n roll music.  It was very tough on me because I respected him a great deal.  I did what God told me to do and became not only a band member playing Christian rock music, but also a radio personality and brought a lot of great music in to the Harbor area.  Guess what?  That pastor found me on Facebook a few days ago.  And he apologized to me.   He told me he had changed his views and that he was sorry for being so harsh with me.  I , of course, forgave him many, many years ago, but again I wrote back and told him I loved him and I forgave him. 

TWENTY FOUR YEARS!  Wow, that is a long time.  I don’t always understand how that works.  I would have liked to have had things all taken care of 24 years ago, but God had his timing.

So last night I had a dream that I had gone back to the church I had pastoredat for many years.  Everything had changed.  I wasn’t upset about it but was convinced that I had made the right choice, because it wasn’t my vision at all.  So I was on my way out of the door when I ran into one of the leaders that I had felt close to for many years.  He kind of ignored me so I shook my head and started to go to my car.  He asked if there was anything I wanted to say to him.  So in my dream I was finally able to share with him what I felt about the whole situation with Amy and I and how it was handled.  I told him how I missed his friendship and was surprised that he never came to me personally to just get things resolved between us.  He listened.  It was so nice.  He was gracious and asked me to forgive him.  There were points that he didn’t agree with me on, but that was OK.  He ended up hugging me and praying for me.  I woke up.

I had a strange sense of peace about it all.  I knew it was a dream.  But I not only remembered it but felt good about being able to share with him.  You see I really needed that dream from God.  The leader really has no idea how much his friendship meant to me.  But God did.  I think He gave me the dream so that I could move on with this particular hurt.  Nobody every feels good if they feel that haven’t been heard.  And the loss of a friendship over politics in church is probably the worst experience ever.  But God cares.  And he gave me peace.

It may be 24 years from now, or it might be never.  The point is I needed to move on.  God knew I needed some type of resolve.  So he sent me the pastor from 24 years ago to show me that his timing was best, and then gave me a dream to give me hope for the more recent situations. 

God is good.

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Podcast notes for Destroying Depression show #062109


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I start out with a really cool promo for a Star Trek Audio drama produced by my friend Jen.  I am involved in an RPG game that has been made into a full blown audio drama with music and sound effx.  I had the privelage of doing the music for part 2 that comes out this Wednesday.  You can listen to part one here: 

   then check out part two this wednesday.  If you want the some of the soundtrack to part one visit here:

I then play a promo for Treks In Sci Fi, my all time favorite podcast with Rico Dostie.


I start out and talk about the wedding I took photos for.  The couple was really nice.  So I am considering doing more photograhpy for special occasions.

Check out more at my facebook account:   Hire me!  I love to take pictures!

Here is the photo of the silk work eating my rose bush.

I talk about my TWITTER CLOUD!


Follow me on twitter!  @moyer777

Today is my 23rd wedding anniversary—  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AMY!  What a blessing she is in my life!

Check out out Youtube video about it here:

Check out these podcasts on how we met and fell in love–


Here are some reasons I love my wife:

Read all about it in our latest newsletter–

Happy Father’s day to you dads out there.  I love my dad and wrote a cool song for him years ago, here it is!  Enjoy!

My dad and I in Seattle.

Here are the lyrics to Thank you Dad by Rick Moyer

Daddy I remember in the cold you’d build a fire
and I do recall the warmth it gave to us all
and Daddy I can see you playing frisbee, outside our house
your baseball cap on backwards as always you were trying to make me laugh

I remember you and all the crazy things you’d do
In the summer time and in the spring
I thank you dad for the love you bring

Pullin weeds from the garden’
on a warm summers day
sharin’ my thoughts on the world around me
you’d listen and then we’d play

the little red truck the bbq
the swing outside in the yard
throwin apples to the horses
somehow those times they don’t seem so hard

I remember you and all the crazy things you’d do
In the summer time and in the spring
I thank you dad for the love you bring
I thank you dad for the love you bring

Now with a son of my own, I pray to the Lord above
that I may show him your example and give him your kinda  love

I remember you and all the crazy things you’d do
In the summer time and in the spring
I thank you dad for the love you bring

yeah I thank you Lord for the love you give.

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Ephesians 6:1-4 (message bible)
1-3 Children, do what your parents tell you. This is only right. “Honor your father and mother” is the first commandment that has a promise attached to it, namely, “so you will live well and have a long life.” 4Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.

Psalm 68:1-10 (message bible)
1-4 Up with God! Down with his enemies!
         Adversaries, run for the hills!
   Gone like a puff of smoke,
      like a blob of wax in the fire—
         one look at God and the wicked vanish.
   When the righteous see God in action
      they’ll laugh, they’ll sing,
         they’ll laugh and sing for joy.
   Sing hymns to God;
      all heaven, sing out;
         clear the way for the coming of Cloud-Rider.
   Enjoy God,
      cheer when you see him!

 5-6 Father of orphans,
      champion of widows,
         is God in his holy house.
   God makes homes for the homeless,
      leads prisoners to freedom,
         but leaves rebels to rot in hell.

 7-10 God, when you took the lead with your people,
      when you marched out into the wild,
   Earth shook, sky broke out in a sweat;
      God was on the march.
   Even Sinai trembled at the sight of God on the move,
      at the sight of Israel’s God.
   You pour out rain in buckets, O God;
      thorn and cactus become an oasis
   For your people to camp in and enjoy.
      You set them up in business;
      they went from rags to riches.

Don’t forget to catch the midweek booster- we are going through the book of James.

I play a promo for the Anomaly Podcast with Angela and Jen.  They rock.

I share some feedback to the “Surviving Churchianity podcasts one and two. 

I then ask if you want to help support Take Him With You and our family.  Please subscribe to our newsletter!  You will love it, and we could use the help financially!  Please give me feedback!  Send you comments to 


I am reading a great book called “In Pursuit of Happiness- choices that can change your life” by Frank Minirth, M.D.  Click here if you want to get a copy

I start out by sharing how Amy and I had gone through a lot of hard experiences.  I am usually pretty happy go lucky, but I started to fall into depression.  I talk about going to counseling and getting out of depression.  It was a pretty incredible experience- I share all about it.  I then do a test to see if you may be experiencing symptoms of depression.  I talk about some great information and biblicall things you can do to get out of depression.  Take a listen!  It’s pretty cool stuff!

Next week I talk about Anger, and how it is a symptom of depression.  It’s called “Hot Blooded” 

Thanks again for all of the support.  We covet your prayers and financial support!

Bless you!

I play Knights of the guild promo (  )and Waffle on’s promo. (    See you next week!

Lola came over for a visit, and being that it was her sixth birhtday last weekend… I got her some flying screaming rocket balloons.


Podcast notes for Surviving Churchianity Part 2- podcast #061409

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The show starts out with a quick overview of what is going to be discussed.  Then I play a promo for the Anomaly podcast with Angela and Jen- 

Then we talk about what’s going on around Rick’s House– 
I got some new glasses, and I share about how that happened.  Here is what they look like.




My honors English teacher found me all these years later.  Find out what happened.

The other night Farm Town on Face Book was down.  So I did a little segement I call “Six reasons you may be addicted to Farm Town”  check out the Youtube video that goes along with it here:

I then play a promo from my friend Med’s podcast called Waffle on.  A brand new episode just came out!


James 3
 13 If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. 15 For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. 16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.

 17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. 18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

I then ask for help in supporting the podcast and share the statistics of last month.  Want to help?  visit and click on donate, or subscribe to our newsletter.  Thanks!  We love feedback email us please!

I then play some promos from my friends Kenny and Rico.  Kenny’s  podcast is and Rico’s is 


I then talk about the subject of surviving churchianity- a very important conversation is had with Jen and Dave from Texas.  They share their heart concerning being hurt in church, and how that has effected their relationship with God.   Together we talk about how important it is to have a personal relationship with Jesus.  Then we talk about sharing our faith in the workplace and what it means to us. 

Church may be a place we go to on a Sunday morning, but just because you go to church doesn’t make you a believer in Christ.  Come listen to what Amy and I, and our friends think about serving God.

I then play a song I wrote called “Take Me Higher”  you can download it here

You take me higher
by Rick Moyer
Faith is like climbing a mountain
I  never know what’s up there till I  climb
step after step I go on, give it my best try
You take me higher than I’ve ever been before
Faith is like swimming in the ocean
I never know how far I can travel
Stroke after stroke you keep me high and dry
You take me higher than I’ve ever been before
Faith is like flying through the air waves
Reaching the outer atmosphere
farther and farther you pull me up with you
If I only believe in you.
You take me higher than I’ve ever been before

It’s the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of unseen.
You take me higher than I’ve ever been before

Next week:  Destroying Depression –  Have you or anyone else you know ever suffered from Depression?  Find out by taking a simple little test and then listening to some great information about overcoming depression biblically.  Good stuff!

Thanks again for joining Amy and I for Take Him With You.  Please send us your feedback!

Hey check out this fun video we took of setting up for my daughters sleep over.   hehehe.

Want to laugh?  How about my new parody music video called “EAT THESE FRIES”