Reflections of Grace: Spiritually LISTEN UP!

[display_podcast] Today we will talk about the difference in the spirit, which is the part of you that is alive unto God, and the soul, which are our mind, will and emotions.  It is the soulish realm, our minds that keep us bound to strongholds.  Simply put, it is the renewing of our minds that will set us free.  When we accepted Jesus and His atonement into our hearts we were born again.   Our spirits were alive unto God and we know we have eternal life with him.  Our minds however, are still f … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics 39: What Does “Born Again” Mean?

[display_podcast] You can’t cancel sin. You may have done a whole bunch of good stuff, but if you’ve done one bad thing, that good stuff doesn’t cancel it out. And here’s the kicker – There will be NO SIN IN HEAVEN. Heaven is perfect, holy and pure. God is perfect, holy and pure. He will not dwell in the presence of sin. So, any person who has any sin in their life – which is each and every one of us since we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God – is disqualified for heaven. Bec … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 121: A Scandal in the Making

[display_podcast] With this PODCAST, we break the seal on the last year of Jesus’ life here on earth. And admittedly, His last year begins on a rather ominous note. Immediately following this story, Jesus will leave the country. That is no exaggeration. For the first time in His storied 3½ year ministry, Jesus now has to get out of Dodge, fast! As we have seen in past podcasts, Jesus was run out of His adopted hometown of Capernaum. He was then run out of Nazareth, His boyhood hometown. On to … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: Finding Liberty and Freedom in “Kingdom Living”

[display_podcast] WHAT IS A STRONGHOLD? Most of us think of strongholds, more in terms of an actual external sense.   But listen to this scripture in 2 Corinthians 10:4“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds)  Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” Another translation says: “For the weapons of … [Read more...]

Blending Your Family 32: Helping Children Cope with Divorce Part 2 – Knowing When to Seek Help

[display_podcast] Children’s response to going through the divorce is as varied as the kids themselves.  Some have a very hard time with it while others seem to take it in stride.  My son, who was four at the time of our divorce, took it quite well.  He never showed signs of anger and seemed quite content.  In fact, as an adult, he has remarked how he felt it was for the best and never regretted the divorce.  He saw his dad and dad’s family often and everyone loved on him, I am grateful that he … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Helping Your Child Cope With Divorce – Your Recovery Counts, Too!

[display_podcast] If you have ever flown, you know the emergency instruction to parents traveling with children is to first put the oxygen mask on yourself so you can then put it on your child.  You won’t be much good to them if you pass out from lack of oxygen.  You must take care of you so you can then take care of them.  So it is with coping with divorce.  You must take care of yourself so that you can be there for them. Your own recovery is vital to your children.  If you can be calm and em … [Read more...]