Blending Your StepFamily 31: Helping Your Child Cope, Part 1: You Must Take Care of You

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[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 an … [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...]

Reflections of Grace 23: Breaking Strongholds – Bowing Thoughts To Truth

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[display_podcast]In review, in the process of breaking strongholds, the first step is: 1. Recognizing your captor 2. Standing in Agreement with God. 3.  Tearing down the lies that wall paper your mind. 4. Putting up the truth Today we are talking about 5.  Bowing thoughts to truth and how to do it. Before we can get controlling thoughts out of our minds, they must become Christ controlled thoughts while still in our minds.  That is what the word means when it says to take every th … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 30: Telling Your Kids You’re Divorcing

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[display_podcast]When it comes to telling kids about the divorce, many parents freeze up.  It’s not easy to tell your child you are getting divorced and that one of their parents will not be in the home any longer.  You may already be a mess yourself and facing the task of telling your children that their family will be different now seems huge and in fact it is.So before you sit your kids down, think about what you want to say to them.  If you think they may ask difficult questions, thin … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 63: Debt Relief

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[display_podcast]As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, it is my sense that far too often in the Christian community at large, we display a woefully naive and underdeveloped understanding of person-to-person forgiveness. Matthew 6:9-12In this manner, therefore, pray:Our Father in heaven,Hallowed be Your name.Your kingdom come.Your will be doneOn earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our debts,As we forgive our de … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 22: Breaking Strongholds – Putting Up the Truth

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[display_podcast]In review, in the process of breaking strongholds, the steps we have covered so far are:Recognizing your captor Standing in Agreement with God. Tearing down the lies that wall paper your mind.Today we are going to talk about:  Putting up the truthOur captive has escaped the prison of her controlling thoughts and is very close to controlling those thoughts instead.  What has happened to set her free?  First, she was forgiven for all sins involved in her st … [Read more...]


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