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Building Without A Blueprint

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Building Without A Blueprint

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Everybody talks about the WHAT to success, few people discuss the HOW. Join Princeton as he talks each week about how to build something bigger than you with no explanation or representation on how to do it. Get ready, let’s build!

Latest Episodes

Our Expectations Are Killing Us

Sometimes we’re not anxious because of the difficulty of life, we’re anxious because our expectations were unhealthy. In this episode, Princeton talks about how we can manage our anxiety by managing our expectations of life, people, and ourselves. Episode Highlights: As the anxiety series continues, Princeton will discuss expectations concerning anxiety. People have expectations, but people need to practice asking what builds these expectations. Princeton often compares himself so much with young influencers, which made him feel down on his own and creates much sense of delay. Princeton shares 2Kings 5:1-7 passage, which will help people deal with anxiety. John 10:10 implies not to focus primarily on what the enemy's doing, but on how you live your life based on your purposes. Look at life and life more abundantly- the quality of life as lived upon the earth. People tend to ignore mental health in pursuing the ultimate life-ending. As we learn a lot of things in life, our enemies continue to gain grounds because we don't have the discussion. Anxiety must be dealt on three levels, and understand that self is a tripart who has a spirit, a soul that lives in a body. Luke used Agony, a very particular word describing Jesus' emotion in the garden of Gethsemane. The cause of anxiety can be from external shapers, such as trauma or a perceived threat, but the most significant reason for it is our thought. People build their lives in unhealthy expectations, and then anxiety comes from the process of those unhealthy expectations not being fulfilled. It is not wrong to have expectations, but it is essential to know the difference between healthy and unhealthy expectations. Healthy expectations produce hope, while unhealthy expectations produce anxiety. The separator between healthy and unhealthy expectations is the question, "What shaped your expectations? Was it by God or by people? By wisdom or by fear? By your identity or by your insecurity? Out of purpose or out of pride? Princeton tells a story from 2 King 5:1-7, about a proud leprotic man named Namaan, who meets Elisha to heal him. Namaan was so proud that he felt he was doing them a favor by coming over and not killing them all. Namaan is on the verge of not being healed because his process is not going according to his unhealthy expectations. On Princeton's 6th grade activity, the teacher asked why he expected to go to Princeton University, was it by purpose, or is the pride that “Princeton went to Princeton”? Going to USC, Princeton expected to live with all other freshmen but ended up living a hundred-mile off-campus house with Juniors. Because of unexpected things that happened in his life, he gets to meet the most amazing people in his life. Princeton realized that the greatest miracles in his life occurred on the other side of his unhealthy expectations. Princeton challenged everyone to reshape where they thought they'd be at this age and rethink what they would have accomplished by now. People tend to make the situation worse by trying to turn “what is” to “what they thought”. Micromanaging every piece of the process will send yourself to further anxiety. Healthy expectations will free you to the present, to serve, and to rest, which ultimately allows you to build discipline as you focus on how to be obedient to the process. The greatest help for our anxiety is to remove the pressure we put on our experience to be perfect. Stop building your brand, and remember to build your life. Everything God's promise will come to pass. 3 Key Points: It is not wrong to have expectations, but you must know the difference between healthy and unhealthy expectations. Remove too much pressure in life, the pressure we put on our lives, become the pressure that we put on our minds. Submit to process beyond your expectation to achieve the healing that you have been desiring. Tweetable Quotes: "I really believe that sometimes, our expectations are killing us"- Princeton Parker "I want

53 min5 d ago
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Our Expectations Are Killing Us

Did Jesus Struggle with Anxiety?

Everyone talks about Jesus being strong, but in Princeton’s view, the strength of Jesus is that he identifies with every struggle that we have, including anxiety. Did Jesus struggle with anxiety? Princeton answers in this episode. Episode Highlights: Princeton talks about bad news, where Breonna Taylor, a black medical worker, was shot and killed by Louisville police officers. Officers are more concerned about the endangerment of the neighboring department than the fact that someone died in that incident. The incident made Princeton exhausted, broken, hurt, and infuriated in anger at the term "Justice", and the system. There's impending anxiety arising from the pandemic, politics, personal life, etc. Princeton talks about the good news where this podcast reached 1000 downloads, which means somebody is listening amid all the absurd things going on and being blessed by it. As the light is more powerful than darkness, let's continue to find the light of God and build a community to fight the darkness. Even a believer has an internal battle with anxiety and questions on how to get through as a believer. As Princeton asked the audience to raise their hands, about 80% to 85% of the room had experienced anxiety. John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” In a salvific life, we get saved, reconciled back to God, thereby guarantees an everlasting life. God is concerned about the quality of life we have. A life that doesn't live under the control of anxiety. Isiah 26:3 says you are more than your anxiety, and it is not an identity. A healthy and peaceful life is possible by opening yourself first and starting the healing process. People don't reach out for help because they believe there is no help, or they don't deserve that help. It is important to teach that anxiety is a regular human emotion because we tend to feel that there is something wrong with us. The misconception of anxiety as being crazy is the device of Satan, so you don't reach out for help. The hardest part of healing is to tell what's going on, and opening up is disarming the darkness's power. 1 Corinthian 10:13 is powerful as it says, "no temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind." Luke 22:39-44 talks about the anxiety of Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane, expressing his emotions as being emotionally distanced from his assignment. Anxiety happens on three levels, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Jesus experienced anxiety when he took a step down to live in a body and walk amongst us and endure a death of violence. Princeton wants to destroy the idea that there is something wrong with you because of what you are going through. In the presence of agony, there's always a greater force that lives in you. The fifth truth about anxiety is that the Savior decided to say yes to experiencing anxiety so that you wouldn't be ashamed about yours. Luke 22 teaches us that Jesus lived your experience, so he knows how you feel. Jesus defeated death, so anything that's killing you doesn't have to control you. Jesus went through so that we could conquer shame. Shame prevents you from asking for help when you need it. God has always cared about our experience, God identified with our experience through Jesus. 3 Key Points: Anxiety is a regular human emotion that is common to all humans. There is nothing to be ashamed of with your anxiety because Jesus went through the same process. God identified with our experience through Jesus, so he completely understands how you feel and what you are going through. Tweetable Quotes: "I am a spirit, a spirit that's inhabiting a black body"- Princeton Parker "Light is more powerful than darkness." - Princeton Parker "The beginning of breaking Satan whole is to bring the light to it" - Princeton Parker "Sometimes the message of hope is not always I'm gonna be alright, sometimes the hope is that H

63 min1 w ago
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Did Jesus Struggle with Anxiety?

Chill Out Pt.4

In this episode of Building Without a Blueprint, Princeton Parker provides another installment of the mental health series he ran at his church called Chill Out: How to Navigate Faith and Anxiety on the last Sunday of every month.

66 minMAY 28
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Chill Out Pt.4

How To Deal With A Panic Attack

During this episode of Building Without a Blueprint, host Princeton Parker hosts the third part of his “Chill Out” series to continue his discussion on mental health. Princeton continues his discussion on anxiety, the lies and myths surrounding anxiety, and how to deal with anxiety on “all 3 levels,” being body, soul, and spirit. Princeton gives 3 steps for dealing with a panic attack that addresses all 3 levels.

61 minMAY 22
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How To Deal With A Panic Attack

Four Myths About Anxiety

In this episode of Building Without a Blueprint, Princeton Parker continues talking about the mental health series he ran at his church called Chill Out: How to Navigate Faith and Anxiety on the last Sunday of every month. Princeton shares part two of the series, where he discusses the lies we are told or that we believe about anxiety. Also, how changing those things can assist us in moving forward in becoming better people in the world and representatives of Christ.

53 minAPR 10
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Four Myths About Anxiety

Chill Out Pt. 1

In this episode of Building Without a Blueprint, Princeton Parker talks about a mental health series he ran at his church called Chill Out: How to Navigate Faith and Anxiety on the last Sunday of every month. Princeton shares part one of the series, where he unpacks what anxiety is, how to think through it, what are some common ways that it shows up, and why he went on this journey.

59 minAPR 4
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Chill Out Pt. 1

Reflections on Kobe Bryant: “When God Breaks Your Heart”

In the wake of the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, Princeton preached a message for those wrestling with faith and tragedy. If you’ve ever struggled with trusting God after tragedy, this sermon is for you.

66 minFEB 7
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Reflections on Kobe Bryant: “When God Breaks Your Heart”

From The Pulpit: Find The Escape Route

EVERYONE talks about avoiding temptation. Very few talk HOW or even what temptation really is. In this sermon taken from early 2019, Princeton helps us all create a game plan to avoid those things that get in the way of our relationship with God, ourselves, and others.

52 min2019 NOV 22
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From The Pulpit: Find The Escape Route

From the Pulpit: Stir It Up

In this video, Princeton reflects on a goal he set at the beginning of the year. He challenges all of us to focus on placing the maximum investment in our talents and dreams.

65 min2019 NOV 19
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From the Pulpit: Stir It Up

Fatherless Faith

In this episode, Princeton talks about the impact of our parents on the way we see God. Oftentimes family trauma causes us to have an unhealthy view of God because we believe that God is just like the people, things, and spaces that hurt us. Princeton unpacks this reality and then shows us how to begin to heal our view of God.

66 min2019 JUL 20
Comments
Fatherless Faith

Latest Episodes

Our Expectations Are Killing Us

Sometimes we’re not anxious because of the difficulty of life, we’re anxious because our expectations were unhealthy. In this episode, Princeton talks about how we can manage our anxiety by managing our expectations of life, people, and ourselves. Episode Highlights: As the anxiety series continues, Princeton will discuss expectations concerning anxiety. People have expectations, but people need to practice asking what builds these expectations. Princeton often compares himself so much with young influencers, which made him feel down on his own and creates much sense of delay. Princeton shares 2Kings 5:1-7 passage, which will help people deal with anxiety. John 10:10 implies not to focus primarily on what the enemy's doing, but on how you live your life based on your purposes. Look at life and life more abundantly- the quality of life as lived upon the earth. People tend to ignore mental health in pursuing the ultimate life-ending. As we learn a lot of things in life, our enemies continue to gain grounds because we don't have the discussion. Anxiety must be dealt on three levels, and understand that self is a tripart who has a spirit, a soul that lives in a body. Luke used Agony, a very particular word describing Jesus' emotion in the garden of Gethsemane. The cause of anxiety can be from external shapers, such as trauma or a perceived threat, but the most significant reason for it is our thought. People build their lives in unhealthy expectations, and then anxiety comes from the process of those unhealthy expectations not being fulfilled. It is not wrong to have expectations, but it is essential to know the difference between healthy and unhealthy expectations. Healthy expectations produce hope, while unhealthy expectations produce anxiety. The separator between healthy and unhealthy expectations is the question, "What shaped your expectations? Was it by God or by people? By wisdom or by fear? By your identity or by your insecurity? Out of purpose or out of pride? Princeton tells a story from 2 King 5:1-7, about a proud leprotic man named Namaan, who meets Elisha to heal him. Namaan was so proud that he felt he was doing them a favor by coming over and not killing them all. Namaan is on the verge of not being healed because his process is not going according to his unhealthy expectations. On Princeton's 6th grade activity, the teacher asked why he expected to go to Princeton University, was it by purpose, or is the pride that “Princeton went to Princeton”? Going to USC, Princeton expected to live with all other freshmen but ended up living a hundred-mile off-campus house with Juniors. Because of unexpected things that happened in his life, he gets to meet the most amazing people in his life. Princeton realized that the greatest miracles in his life occurred on the other side of his unhealthy expectations. Princeton challenged everyone to reshape where they thought they'd be at this age and rethink what they would have accomplished by now. People tend to make the situation worse by trying to turn “what is” to “what they thought”. Micromanaging every piece of the process will send yourself to further anxiety. Healthy expectations will free you to the present, to serve, and to rest, which ultimately allows you to build discipline as you focus on how to be obedient to the process. The greatest help for our anxiety is to remove the pressure we put on our experience to be perfect. Stop building your brand, and remember to build your life. Everything God's promise will come to pass. 3 Key Points: It is not wrong to have expectations, but you must know the difference between healthy and unhealthy expectations. Remove too much pressure in life, the pressure we put on our lives, become the pressure that we put on our minds. Submit to process beyond your expectation to achieve the healing that you have been desiring. Tweetable Quotes: "I really believe that sometimes, our expectations are killing us"- Princeton Parker "I want

53 min5 d ago
Comments
Our Expectations Are Killing Us

Did Jesus Struggle with Anxiety?

Everyone talks about Jesus being strong, but in Princeton’s view, the strength of Jesus is that he identifies with every struggle that we have, including anxiety. Did Jesus struggle with anxiety? Princeton answers in this episode. Episode Highlights: Princeton talks about bad news, where Breonna Taylor, a black medical worker, was shot and killed by Louisville police officers. Officers are more concerned about the endangerment of the neighboring department than the fact that someone died in that incident. The incident made Princeton exhausted, broken, hurt, and infuriated in anger at the term "Justice", and the system. There's impending anxiety arising from the pandemic, politics, personal life, etc. Princeton talks about the good news where this podcast reached 1000 downloads, which means somebody is listening amid all the absurd things going on and being blessed by it. As the light is more powerful than darkness, let's continue to find the light of God and build a community to fight the darkness. Even a believer has an internal battle with anxiety and questions on how to get through as a believer. As Princeton asked the audience to raise their hands, about 80% to 85% of the room had experienced anxiety. John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” In a salvific life, we get saved, reconciled back to God, thereby guarantees an everlasting life. God is concerned about the quality of life we have. A life that doesn't live under the control of anxiety. Isiah 26:3 says you are more than your anxiety, and it is not an identity. A healthy and peaceful life is possible by opening yourself first and starting the healing process. People don't reach out for help because they believe there is no help, or they don't deserve that help. It is important to teach that anxiety is a regular human emotion because we tend to feel that there is something wrong with us. The misconception of anxiety as being crazy is the device of Satan, so you don't reach out for help. The hardest part of healing is to tell what's going on, and opening up is disarming the darkness's power. 1 Corinthian 10:13 is powerful as it says, "no temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind." Luke 22:39-44 talks about the anxiety of Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane, expressing his emotions as being emotionally distanced from his assignment. Anxiety happens on three levels, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Jesus experienced anxiety when he took a step down to live in a body and walk amongst us and endure a death of violence. Princeton wants to destroy the idea that there is something wrong with you because of what you are going through. In the presence of agony, there's always a greater force that lives in you. The fifth truth about anxiety is that the Savior decided to say yes to experiencing anxiety so that you wouldn't be ashamed about yours. Luke 22 teaches us that Jesus lived your experience, so he knows how you feel. Jesus defeated death, so anything that's killing you doesn't have to control you. Jesus went through so that we could conquer shame. Shame prevents you from asking for help when you need it. God has always cared about our experience, God identified with our experience through Jesus. 3 Key Points: Anxiety is a regular human emotion that is common to all humans. There is nothing to be ashamed of with your anxiety because Jesus went through the same process. God identified with our experience through Jesus, so he completely understands how you feel and what you are going through. Tweetable Quotes: "I am a spirit, a spirit that's inhabiting a black body"- Princeton Parker "Light is more powerful than darkness." - Princeton Parker "The beginning of breaking Satan whole is to bring the light to it" - Princeton Parker "Sometimes the message of hope is not always I'm gonna be alright, sometimes the hope is that H

63 min1 w ago
Comments
Did Jesus Struggle with Anxiety?

Chill Out Pt.4

In this episode of Building Without a Blueprint, Princeton Parker provides another installment of the mental health series he ran at his church called Chill Out: How to Navigate Faith and Anxiety on the last Sunday of every month.

66 minMAY 28
Comments
Chill Out Pt.4

How To Deal With A Panic Attack

During this episode of Building Without a Blueprint, host Princeton Parker hosts the third part of his “Chill Out” series to continue his discussion on mental health. Princeton continues his discussion on anxiety, the lies and myths surrounding anxiety, and how to deal with anxiety on “all 3 levels,” being body, soul, and spirit. Princeton gives 3 steps for dealing with a panic attack that addresses all 3 levels.

61 minMAY 22
Comments
How To Deal With A Panic Attack

Four Myths About Anxiety

In this episode of Building Without a Blueprint, Princeton Parker continues talking about the mental health series he ran at his church called Chill Out: How to Navigate Faith and Anxiety on the last Sunday of every month. Princeton shares part two of the series, where he discusses the lies we are told or that we believe about anxiety. Also, how changing those things can assist us in moving forward in becoming better people in the world and representatives of Christ.

53 minAPR 10
Comments
Four Myths About Anxiety

Chill Out Pt. 1

In this episode of Building Without a Blueprint, Princeton Parker talks about a mental health series he ran at his church called Chill Out: How to Navigate Faith and Anxiety on the last Sunday of every month. Princeton shares part one of the series, where he unpacks what anxiety is, how to think through it, what are some common ways that it shows up, and why he went on this journey.

59 minAPR 4
Comments
Chill Out Pt. 1

Reflections on Kobe Bryant: “When God Breaks Your Heart”

In the wake of the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, Princeton preached a message for those wrestling with faith and tragedy. If you’ve ever struggled with trusting God after tragedy, this sermon is for you.

66 minFEB 7
Comments
Reflections on Kobe Bryant: “When God Breaks Your Heart”

From The Pulpit: Find The Escape Route

EVERYONE talks about avoiding temptation. Very few talk HOW or even what temptation really is. In this sermon taken from early 2019, Princeton helps us all create a game plan to avoid those things that get in the way of our relationship with God, ourselves, and others.

52 min2019 NOV 22
Comments
From The Pulpit: Find The Escape Route

From the Pulpit: Stir It Up

In this video, Princeton reflects on a goal he set at the beginning of the year. He challenges all of us to focus on placing the maximum investment in our talents and dreams.

65 min2019 NOV 19
Comments
From the Pulpit: Stir It Up

Fatherless Faith

In this episode, Princeton talks about the impact of our parents on the way we see God. Oftentimes family trauma causes us to have an unhealthy view of God because we believe that God is just like the people, things, and spaces that hurt us. Princeton unpacks this reality and then shows us how to begin to heal our view of God.

66 min2019 JUL 20
Comments
Fatherless Faith
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