Ouxano 62: 1 Samuel part 9 – The Philistines Return the Ark

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[display_podcast] 1 Samuel 7:1-2So the men of Kiriath-jearim came to get the Ark of the Lord. They took it to the hillside home of Abinadab and ordained Eleazar, his son, to be in charge of it. 2 The Ark remained in Kiriath-jearim for a long time—twenty years in all. During that time all Israel mourned because it seemed the Lord had abandoned them. This process of Israel mourning began all the way back in chapter four, when they were relying on gimmicks and trickery to win a battle “in the … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 40: Living from the Heart, part 3 – Fear

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[display_podcast] Have you ever been gripped with that paralyzing fear that embraces your mind to the point that you’re too terrified to even move? Our unguarded minds manufacture the most insidious scenes within seconds if we let our guard down.  Don’t you find that to be true?  How can we see through the smoke screen of the enemy’s lies?I learned to pray Psalm 91 over my kids every day.  Oh, what sweet release to picture them surrounded by angels.  I have plenty of testimonies to tell … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 39: Living From the Heart, part 2

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[display_podcast] For the complete story, listen to the podcast.Gentle words are a tree of life a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit; Proverbs 15:4 NLT Have you ever been in the company of an angry person?  Have you been the brunt of their issues being lashed out at you? Have you been tempted yourself to just give in to your baser self and say whatever you want to say, in spite of who hears it? The bible says a lot about out of control anger and our tongues are a major part of v … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Justice, Mercy, Grace & Cold Showers

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[display_podcast] 15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God (Hebrews 12:15) To understand the grace of God, first we need to understand a few other things:  justice and mercy.  Justice is getting what you deserve, mercy is not getting all you deserve, and grace is getting something that you don’t deserve at all.An example:  Let’s say we’re a star basketball player who violated curfew.  We show up the next day at practice and the coach lays down the law.  Justice is this:  we … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 27: If I Had Only One Key

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[display_podcast]Luann was thinking of leaving…she’d had it.  Her husband Frank was a control freak.  He was always on her kids about something. When she tried to step in, he would yell at her, in front of her kids.  She never knew what would set him off.  Sometimes he was great but then he would change, like a light switch turned off, and he would be mad about something yet again.  Her daughter didn’t act right or her son has a bad attitude or one of them didn’t do their chore perfectly or w … [Read more...]


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