Real Stuff My Dad Says 72: Run, Dad, Run!!

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[display_podcast] Over the last year, my sons and I have taken up running as a hobby. My oldest and I have run a couple 5k races and a 10k, and I just signed up my seven-year-old twins for their first 5k. To me, this is funny because I have never, ever, EVER enjoyed running. As I get older and more out of shape, I hate running even more. But I absolutely love spending time with my boys and this is something we can compete in and spend time doing TOGETHER.   In addition to the physical activity … [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...]

Reflections of Grace 38: Living From the Heart, part1

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[display_podcast]What is a religious spirit? A Religious spirits breeds bondage. It produces condemnation and blocks true liberty (see Galatians 5:1; Romans 8:1.) Religion creates only a form of godliness. This comes through regimen and repetition, not grace. We are to avoid people with forms of godliness (2 Timothy 3:5).  Religion corrupts and perverts. It holds up an unrealistic standard that cannot be attained because of the flesh. The laws of God are now written in our hearts and n … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 35: Becoming Spiritually Healthy – Recognizing Spiritual Abuse

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[display_podcast]Often you don’t realize you’re in a abusive situation until, your soul is torn, or your outside relationships suffer. My heart in sharing this is to simply shed light on unhealthy, manipulative, controlling practices.Spiritually abusive ministries…Have a distorted view of respect. They forget the simple adage that respect is earned, not granted. Abusive leaders demand respect without having earned it by good, honest living.  Remember the pastor who tried to control m … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 51: Are You Supernaturally Extraordinary?

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[display_podcast]Back in the ‘90’s and early 2000’s, the television show Touched By An Angel featured fictitious angels that would interact with people’s lives and then leave those people with important decisions on how they would react to pivotal moments in their lives.  The optimistic show, starring Roma Downey, Della Reese and John Dye, brought he possibility of divine encounters to the mainstream – if only for the show’s nine season run.But does God really work in people’s lives like … [Read more...]


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