FFA: The Change From Corduroy

I remember it like it was yesterday, it had been a long week of interviews as 43 of us National Officer Candidates were in Louisville, Kentucky at the National FFA Convention each hoping to be announced as a member of the next National FFA Officer Team. After weeks of preparing, training, and working with mentors, …

Behind Brandon Baumgarten’s New Book: The Habitat For Holiness

Behind Brandon Baumgarten’s New Book: The Habitat For Holiness Press Release Publisher: Westbow Press Undersigned: Thomas Nelson/Zondervan Author: Brandon Baumgarten SHAWNEE, Oklahoma- Westbow Press Author Brandon Baumgarten officially launched his new book at Hazel Dell Baptist Church. The Habitat for Holiness is a book about calling all people to cultivate a Christlike lifestyle. “We have …

The Fullness of the Father’s Heart

“You are going to be a Father!” It was normal day in March of this year. I was scheduling some more speaking events to finalize my spring calendar. Anyone who follows public speaking knows that spring can be one of the busiest seasons. The day was normal as can be until I got a phone …

2019-2020 Potential Public Speaking Topics

Back by popular demand: here are the 2019-2020 Potential Public Speaking Topics For Ag-Ed Student Competing in FFA Speech Contests Thanks for checking this list out! If you need any help with public speaking or would like Brandon to come present a public speaking workshop feel free to give him a shout at bbaumgarten18@gmail.com. Best …

The Chainlink Church

“If your church is on fire(for God), you will not have to advertise it.” -Rev. Leonard Ravenhill A few weeks ago while I was speaking down in Louisiana, my wife and I took a couple backroads sight seeing on our way home. We explored and looked around at part of the country we had never …

Bug Guts for Jesus

“Yuck! BUG GUTS!” As my wife and I were heading home on the road we encountered something interesting…. “Boom!” A quick flash across our windshield as a lightening bug hits our glass. April and I both looked at the windshield, “Woah! Bug guts. Yuck.” Bug guts smeared a small part of the window. Then just …

The Battlefield for the Soul

It was just another day in B-Baum’s car driving home from a training. Growing up in Northeast Oklahoma you’d think you have seen it all until you encounter something you have never seen before….. As I was driving by myself I noticed a small sign covered by tree limbs which said the word, “battlefield”. It …

The Tornado of Truth

It was 4:26 a.m. and like most people, April and I were sound asleep until…. ….the loud beeping sirens of our phones went off signaling there was a tornado warning for our area. “Tornado?! We thought there were only scattered thunderstorms left.” I thought to myself. Without even wiping the sleep from our eyes, we …

Jesus Is On The Scene

Like many of you the other day I turned on the news and saw the scary incident in downtown OKC. Two window washers were holding on to their cradle as the wind was blowing them in every direction. The cradle was spinning and moving in every angle possible. Keep in mind they are near the …

The Mission At The Movies

April and I went to the movies tonight to see the new movie Dumbo. We got in line to purchase our tickets and saw an elderly man sitting on a bench all by himself. We both waved hello and passed him as we bought our tickets. Being the date night that it was April went …