Christian Home & Family: Trusting God When It Hurts

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:One of the most difficult parts of the Christian life is continuing to trust God when hard things are coming into our lives. In times of disappointment and pain – when situations worse than your wildest nightmares are happening to you.And you are God’s child. How do you explain that?God, what are You doing? Why is this happening to me? I thought I was Your child and that You were my Protector?But, you see, God is ab … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 83: Life Purpose Coaching 19 – Actively Letting Go

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[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: Actively letting go is a little more pro-active than when you are forced to let go.It’s a practice. It’s being awake.It can bring great relief. Except for the agony of it! It is not the same as “passively letting go.” Like when you have no choice.....whereby life rips stuff out of your grip, or you paint yourself into a corner, or life gets suddenly int … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 55: Alienated

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[display_podcast] I recently received a comment on a podcast I did entitled Ever Feel Like Giving Up?   In it I was speaking to the adults of stepfamilies and encouraging them not to give up though I understand it can be very hard at times. The comment I received was from a stepchild we’ll call JJ. This is part of what she wrote:“Step parents complaining about their step children is SO OFFENSIVE. So highly offensive. They FREELY CHOSE to have step children. The step children did not freely … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 75: Calling A Spade A Spade – The Inconvenient Truth About Josh Duggar

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[display_podcast] First off, if you’re offended by this week’s title, then this may not be the right article for you.  Secondly, if you do not consider yourself a Bible believing Christ-follower, this may not be the right article for you.  Thirdly, if you think that Josh Duggar should be rung up and banned from the public circle, then this may not be the right article for you. All that being said, if you consider the Bible to be infallible, and if you value the words written in the Book of Hebr … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 5

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Moral rules have an incumbency to them. In other words, there’s a “force” that we feel prior to any behavior, which is sometimes referred to as your conscience.Also, violating moral rules results in deep discomfort, otherwise known as guilt.Now, the feeling of guilt is different than the reality of guilt. There are people who are literally guilty, though they may not feel it, and sometimes people feel guilt … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Prayer Is All About You (submitting to God)!

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[display_podcast] In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the importance of prayer when we read the Bible as part of our personal daily devotional time.  If reading the Bible is part of a growing Christian walk with God, then talking, communicating, having honest and open conversations must be part of your Spiritual growth as well. One thing I do is start out by reading a Psalm. It tends to help put me into a worshipful mindset, from which I am more open to hearing from God, and I am more pr … [Read more...]


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