I’m Waiting 5: The HARD Testimony (isn’t what you think) with Merv Mattair

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[display_podcast] We are continuing our energetic and informative discussion with Marvin “Merv” Mattair. It’s been inspiring to hear about the things that he is doing in his community of Madison County, FL – reaching into a youth culture and making a lasting impact in their lives. Merv is living proof that if you are faithful, God will come alongside you… and he is 100 times more faithful than we can ever imagine! As Merv famously wrote, “You Prayed While I Played: A Message From the Once Lost … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 99: Forgiveness – Do They Deserve It?


[display_podcast] There was a time in my life that I knew I needed to forgive myself for past mistakes and choices, but I also needed to forgive all of my accusers and abusers.   I could not move any further in my freedom while trying to hold onto the resentments, anger, and bitterness I had been carrying.This is when I learned to really forgive, so that I would be free, and so that those I forgave could be free, as well. Forgiveness is an act of our will. You can’t wait until you feel li … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 87: Life Coaching 24 – Exposing the Secret


[display_podcast] Because I am an advocate that stands up for those who have been victims of childhood abuse and…. Because I am a healed survivor of my own past of childhood abuse...I once again feel the need to speak up on behalf of that group of people that even the church tries to shush up…because the disclosure is so uncomfortable for them…so it is easier to sweep it under the rug and pretend we don’t know these things are happening every day. When are we going to start confronting … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 85: How to Heal Your “Father Wounds”


[display_podcast] I want to give you a few examples from former clients, with fictional names of course, of what I have come to recognize as a father wound...Caden had trouble just being himself…He always had to wear a mask of perfection for fear of not being accepted.  No one knew the real Caden.  Inside he yearned for love and validation and thought the only way he could do that is be someone other than who he is.  Underneath he had violent anger always brewing.  What is at the root?  H … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 85: Overcoming Relational Wounds


[display_podcast] Today I want to talk about unhealed relationship wounds...I had a client I will call Georgia ...she had finally reached the end of her rope when she came in for coaching.  She was on her 3rd husband and could not understand why he was so much like the former 2 husbands who were rageful, controlling and vengeful.  She longed for a peaceful marriage but her feeble attempts to ‘fix’ these men had made her feel like such a failure and her husband helped her along with that by sayin … [Read more...]

Blending Your Stepfamily: Love Your Abuser?

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: There are different reasons why each of us are in Blended Families.  The reason for me is because my ex-husband was an abuser - physically, mentally and emotionally.  But it was also during that period, that I found the best thing that ever happened to me:  the Lord Jesus Christ.  God can bring good out of any bad situation.  Because of God’s great grace and mercy, today I would just … [Read more...]