Be Thou My Vision

Janessa Shelton Foundation Faith and Family Blog



Our ministry began in July of 2012, when I was a young adult. Little did I know that God would bring my husband to me through the ministry serving the Lord and this blog will have a little plethora of Bible doctrine, some science articles as well as life lessons and funny stories. Enjoy reading about us, the ministry and what God is doing around us!




Chris and Janessa Shelton

Help during Pandemic

By ftmedit | Apr 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Help during Pandemic

          Have you ever had someone randomly come up to you and share a huge struggle or trial that they are going through? This did not happen by accident. Some people are gifted with a loving soft heart to hear. To hear and listen to others is so very important. And…

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Raising Babies

By ftmedit | Apr 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Raising Babies
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June 2019 Ministry Update!

By ftmedit | Jul 1, 2019 | Comments Off on June 2019 Ministry Update!

Hello everyone from the Sheltons!             Here is another update to our ministry and family and what God has been doing! We hope that you can take just a few moments to read the    OVERFLOWING JOY!       In our last newsletter we asked you all to please…

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The Biggest Scare Ever:

By ftmedit | Jul 1, 2019 | Comments Off on The Biggest Scare Ever:

                    Recently, I have heard from so many professing Christians that as long as someone says they love God, or believe God that we aren’t to judge their salvation or relationship with God.          This made me do some thinking.      …

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Simple Plan of Salvation:

By ftmedit | Jul 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Simple Plan of Salvation:

What is so important about FTM?           Nothing at all.           But who I want you to know means your eternity. I want you to learn to love Jesus Christ as your personal Savior as I have.           It’s very simple according to…

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That Is True Love!

By ftmedit | Mar 1, 2018 | Comments Off on That Is True Love!

1. What Does True Love Look Like? “Herein is love, not that we first loved him but that he first loved us” Everyone wants to know what true love looks like. Let me tell you it’s not as pretty and beautiful as it seems. Wait did I say that? Yes! I meant it too. Love…

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Don’t Tell Mom and Dad!

By ftmedit | Jan 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Don’t Tell Mom and Dad!

In the parent’s world, we hear children say that all the time! And as parents you laugh knowing good and well you know 99.9% of what your small child is doing when they think they are perfectly in the clear! Now grant it parents are far from perfect however we get wise to those shenanigans…

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Are People Really “Born That Way?”

By ftmedit | Nov 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Are People Really “Born That Way?”

“After all they cannot help their transgenderism can they? They were born this way anyway right?” I was told this by another young fellow-believer in the Lord and she shared this story with me as follows: “I knew this family since their two boys were born, and I knew one was different. He was always…

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Just Go To College!

By ftmedit | Oct 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Just Go To College!

Why the secular world screams college: It is interesting: I heard this statement a lot when contending about world view issues. When it comes to what you believe, it is very important that you have a faith and world view buried deeply within the Word of God. Scientists, who are naturalists, were never born with…

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Bible Versions A Big Deal?

By ftmedit | Oct 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Bible Versions A Big Deal?

Bible Versions Really An Issue? You hear about people all the time getting angry and fighting over whether or not the Bible is true, which Bible is true, and arguing over original translations of the Bible. It’s sad that God’s people forget to have grace when they speak, and are not kind in simply educating…

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The Church Needs YOU!

By ftmedit | Oct 16, 2017 | Comments Off on The Church Needs YOU!

Why You Must Attend Church! Undermining The Organization of God’s Church (Ecclesia) As I meet different believers in the faith they honestly are developing a very viral disease called anti-socialism. Not in the socialism that leads to communism but rather the hermit crab mentality of doing my own thing in my own way without answering…

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New Studio!

By ftmedit | Aug 2, 2017 | Comments Off on New Studio!

God has been doing great things whereof we are glad! Reminds me of a Bible Verse! Recently my brother Jonathan Cooper who is our sending evangelist for Family Truth Ministries as well as Need For Revival Ministries, ( bought a nice house right down the road from our church. We were using a classroom where…

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Bible Has Answers Website!

By ftmedit | Jun 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Bible Has Answers Website!

We haven’t yet introduced Janessa Cooper’s Bible only website but how neat it is and it is growing likes on Facebook! You can follow the blog that is nothing but Biblical Questions solved by nothing but Bible verses! And in contextual flow. You can’t beat this because you can share these posts on Facebook and…

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How To Be Saved

By ftmedit | May 23, 2017 | Comments Off on How To Be Saved

          Many will tell you that you must “do” something in order to be saved. They teach that also you cannot “know” that you can be saved but this is not the truth according to the Word of God.           Here is how you can know for…

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Worldview Importance:

By ftmedit | May 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Worldview Importance:

I have been asked over and over what FTM has to say about the subject of Creation and Science. One thing that has been a grave concern is the fact that science has been twisted to fit evolutionary dogma that is not provable or observable. We understand that evolution is a great matter of faith.…

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Coral Island on CD!

By ftmedit | May 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Coral Island on CD!

Did we forget to mention the previous albums of Coral Island Adventures called: The Beginning Adventure and the Legendary Adventure? Well we surely want you to check these out too! Each album has 13 stories run-time is over 5 1/2 hours! That’s 5 compact clear printed full-color discs in a hard case plastic carrying case!…

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Coral Island Newest Release:

By ftmedit | May 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Coral Island Newest Release:

Coral Island Adventures has a flavor a lot like the Jonathan Park series, Adventures in Odyssey, Brinkman Adventures and many others, and is the most requested that we have on the site. We love producing this exciting adventure series and am happy to say that some of the Jonathan Park actors and producers are actually…

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Creation Family Ministries:

By ftmedit | May 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Creation Family Ministries:

Jeff and Heather Setzer has been travelling for many years presenting Creation to children of all ages! We are thrilled that they are reaching out to further the gospel through the creation message through VBS programs! Jeff and I were in North Carolina at the beginning of the year attending the CORE 2017 conference and…

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Eating Machine!

By ftmedit | Jan 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Eating Machine!

​ The Eating Machine! So we have been very busy working toward series four release and series five recordings in studio! Lots have been accomplished but our technology was not exactly as excited to function as we were! It seemed to have a mind of its own as most computers do. During the recording session…

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Weekly Update 1-16-17

By ftmedit | Jan 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Weekly Update 1-16-17

     Trip to Raleigh North Carolina CORE 2017 Last week, Jonathan and Elizabeth Cooper launched out with Need For Revival Ministries and representing Family Truth Ministries. During the conference, we received many questions, and invitations to come to their church when in the area. While attending the conference, we were able to set up a display table…

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