Blending Your Family: Know When to Seek Help! – Helping Children Cope with Divorce, part 2

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[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...]

Summit Lecture Series: The Case for the Pro-Life Position with Scott Klusendorf, part 1

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When my son, Jeff, graduated high school, I took him to the beaches of Normandy, France. On June 6, 1944, our U.S. Army Rangers hit the beach and the first wave sustained nearly 90% casualties. Here’s why:The tides were wrong. Our guys were told that they were going to be dropped into water that was 10-15 feet deep at the most, but in some cases it was actually 30 feet deep. The guys who were wearing 100 lb. packs went straight to the bottom and drowned before they even got a shot o … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 94: Life Purpose Coaching 31 – Interrupted Lives


[display_podcast] My sweet 38-year-old daughter was struck with a ruptured appendix a while back.  From the point she went into emergency I was with her.  It was so frightening.  My life was just was put on hold.  Everything took a back seat.  Now that she is on the mend, I now feel scattered and am having trouble getting back into things that were part of my everyday life, from writing to coaching and even exercise. But, suddenly I realized I have grown spiritually, in finding God in the mids … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: The Worldview Behind Porn with Sean McDowell, part 7

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit Pornography, by far, is the hardest addiction to break. But, it’s not humans who break it. It’s by the power of God alone. I see a couple of common things present in the people who I have seen who have wrestled with their addiction to porn, and come out of it, and God restores them. First is a true desire for God to heal them and to work in their lives. If someone is only 80% committed to this, healing isn’t going to … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 24: Change Is Hard / Is Change Good?

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[display_podcast] Everyone experiences change. Change can be a good, much anticipated thing – like a wedding and a marriage, which is prepared for and fussed over. Change can be sudden and unexpected - like a job reassignment or change can even be tragic like a terminal diagnosis or the news of a divorce. Change – whether good or bad, anticipated or unexpected, is hard. When I got married, I had a very clear idea of marriage in my head. I knew what my happily ever after would look like. I can s … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 5

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It’s been said that there are four things that God doesn’t know:He doesn’t know a sin that He doesn’t hate. He doesn’t know a sinner He doesn’t love. He doesn’t know a plan any better than the one He gave us. He doesn’t know a time any better than NOW.John 3:16 tells us that:God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Could He have figured out a better way to solve the problem of our sin … [Read more...]