Blending Your StepFamily 53: Focus on the Blessings

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: We all have pressures and things in our lives that we wish were different. None of us escape. Some seasons are easier than others and sometimes we may enter a season of life that is so good that we hope it never ends. But as the saying goes “All good things must end.” That’s how Sara felt when she married Bob. She felt she had found the most wonderful man in the world and she was ex … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: The Hidden Dangers of Resentment, Part 1

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[display_podcast]From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families:Unfortunately, it’s quite normal to experience feelings of resentment from time to time in blended families but they need not cause a breach in relationships if you address the issues and move forward.  Real problems start however when you hold on to feelings of resentment.  They will choke out the life in your relationships and could ultimately destroy your family.  Resentment m … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: How to Destroy the Ones You Love

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:IF YOU’RE NOT CAREFUL, YOU WILL DESTROY THE ONES YOU LOVE, WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT. HERE’S HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. OK, I agree, the title of this episode is a bit weird. I mean, who really WANTS to destroy the people they love?But the sad fact is that all of us do thing, say things, and neglect things that wind up being hurtful to the people we love the most – our families. And the way that I s … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz: Following God’s Game Plan

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[display_podcast] After retiring from the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, I wanted to go and get equipped so that God could use me in ministry.  Although, I didn’t really know what that meant, or where or how God could use a guy like me.  So, I went back to San Diego State to finish my undergrad studies and worked with Youth For Christ while there.  And, while God was using us to do some great things during that time, I realized that the depth of my Biblical knowledge wasn’t where it needed to be, so I e … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: How To Get Started With Family Devotions

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:How to begin your own family devotions:UNDERSTAND YOUR PURPOSEFamily devotions are intended to facilitate heart-level spiritual growth. They are not just about getting more knowledge into your head (or the heads of your kids). So your goal in devotions should never be to teach your kids to be perfect little theologians, having all the answers to every questoion, or applying religious formulas for a happy day/life. Family … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 71: In Your Story, Which Scene Are You Responsible For?

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[display_podcast] My dad and I LOVE sports and movies. One flick that combines these two (to a degree) is Frequency with Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid. In the movie, Quaid plays Caviezel’s firefighter dad in 1969 Queens, New York. An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences. One aspect that the movie establishes in its first act is a family that starts out looking picture perfect: great … [Read more...]


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