Reflections of Grace 109: Where Are Your Weapons?


[display_podcast] I have never been known for my poise when it comes to walking. It seems I have always been a little off balance and clumsy. My awkward displays have made for a lot of giggling among our family at many of our gatherings.  One such incident happened many years ago. My family and I went to a restaurant after a church meeting. I had on sling-back floppy 4-inch heels that day. Going into the restaurant, we walked in front of a row of windows, with customers eating on the other … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Divine Scriptures, Prophets & Islam’s Other Near Misses with Nabeel Qureshi

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit According to Muslims, you must believe that God revealed scriptures to mankind throughout time.  Chapter 5, verse 43 of the Qur’an says:How come they unto thee for judgment when they have the Torah, wherein Allah hath delivered judgment for them?  Yet even after that they turn away.  Such folk are not believers. In other words, the Quran is asking why the Jews are coming to Muhammad for advice, when Allah had alr … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 128: Perfume & Cologne, Stacy Pederson & Jim Labriola


Perfume and cologne, everybody tries it and everyone puts on too much the first time, why is that?!? Why is it that on the first run everyone applies it with a power sprayer. They shouldn’t be able to smell you all the way in Cuba! A sign that you’re wearing too much is that you never see a mosquito, and neither have your neighbors. If I can see it it’s too much!Shopping for your sweetheart is really no fun because you’re totally at the mercy of the sales person, to find something you l … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: The Tonight Show, The Improv & the Early Days of Chicago Comedy with Tom Dreesen


[display_podcast] Tom Dreesen is the main reason I became a stand up comedian. We both grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, and while I am still struggling to sell my wares, Tom is known in Chicago as the “Godfather of Comedy”. He has made over 500 appearances on national television as a stand-up comedian, including more that 60 appearances on The Tonight Show. He was a favorite guest of David Letterman, and frequently hosted the show in Letterman’s absence. For 13 years he toured cross coun … [Read more...]

Transform: The ONE Thing That Derails Your Mindset More Than Anything and How To Fix It

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We are God's most complex creations... which means there are TONS of things to get us off track in any given day. But there's ONE THING I've discovered that derails my mindset more than anything else. Can you guess what it is? It’s not life’s circumstances.  It’s not things people say to you.  Nor is it the way you are treated by others. It is… your feelings. Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not one of those guys who recommend suppressing or ignoring your emotions or that having feelings is a bad thin … [Read more...]

My Armor 33: Proverbs 4 & 5


Proverbs is something that is great for women however, Proverbs is something that Solomon wrote for his own sons. Okay Solomon was King David's kid and he had a dream and in said dream God said to him “what you want I’ll give anything you want” , and he said “I want wisdom” and so wisdom he got and what he did was he wrote Proverbs. Proverbs 4:1-5 Young men, listen to me as you would to your father. Listen, and grow wise, for I speak the truth—don’t turn away. For I, too, was once a son, tender … [Read more...]