Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind


[display_podcast]“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you!!” (Isaiah 26: 3 ) Let’s take a look at this word up close and personal: “You will keep” …Satan is very cunning.  Our knowledge alone will not keep us protected.  What we need is a watchman.  And we do have Jesus who is willing and able if we will set our minds on him.The Hebrew word for keep is nasar, meaning to guard, keep, and protect.   The Holy Spirit is the perfect watch … [Read more...]

Family Discipleship Mini-Cast: Am I A Minister? Is Your Spouse A Tool?

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[display_podcast] What is a minister? Webster’s Dictionary defines a “minister” as: One who acts under the orders of another, or who is employed by another to execute his purposes. Who are we under and from whom do we receive our instructions? Jesus Christ! So, God has given us our spouses and our children to minister His will to. Therefore, it’s extremely important that we see ourselves as ministers – not just husbands, wives, or parents. We are here, under God and His will, to serve one an … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: The Differences Between Helping and Enabling Irresponsible Stepchildren

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[display_podcast] Each of us should continue to learn to love each other as Christ has loved us.  And, I can’t think of a better place to learn how to really love than in a stepfamily.  It’s a daily choice to choose to love others as God has loved us.  It’s a growing process but that process begins with wanting to please God by loving the ones He has sent us.  And that always begins with our family whether it’s blended or not.  You and I both chose to marry our spouses and we knew they had kids. … [Read more...]

Church for Men: Is Self-Esteem Wrecking Church Attendance?


[display_podcast] The modern self-esteem movement is celebrating its 50th birthday. In 1965, sociologist Morris Rosenberg invented “The Self-Esteem Scale” — the first academic tool that assessed a person’s view of himself. In 1969 Psychologist Nathaniel Branden took that data and released “The Psychology of Self-Esteem,” which became the bible of the modern self-esteem movement. Over the next two decades higher self-esteem came to be seen as the antidote to crime, drug abuse, teen pregnancy and … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 101: Crush Speak, Jeff Woodroof & Anthony Griffith


[display_podcast] When I was a boy, I loved back-to-school season. I mean, I liked the learning aspect of it, but what I loved was GIRLS! And there were girls at school!! And, by law, the girls HAD to go to school; and I could go to school and be around them. So, I really felt like September was simply a blessing from God in some way. But I was never really able to ever talk to girls. At least, not in any sort of manner that conveyed my deep sense of admiration and love. In fact, most of the … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics 36: How To KNOW That You Will Live Forever

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[display_podcast] Nobody consulted you and asked you if you wanted to be born. They just “had” you. Then, a generation later, you had your kids. You didn’t consult them beforehand, either. So, when we are born, we have life. And, one of these days, each and every one of us are going to die. Therefore, life is basically the dash between two dates. We see it on tombstones across the globe. Another definition for life is this: Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal! The botto … [Read more...]