Reflections of Grace 103: Is It About Works or Relationship?


[display_podcast] I love the church.   If you know Jesus then you are the church too; One of the many members of the Church, the Body, of Jesus, who is our Head But I somewhere along the way thought being in the building brought my status with God so much higher. I lost the mentality that I was there to grow in Jesus. Oh yes, I was taught that I was the temple where Jesus lived, but I was also taught I had to be in a building to truly walk with him.   It took me too long to realize that I did … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 131: The Wonder of It All (or if you prefer, Embracing Paradox)

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[display_podcast] Believe it or not, there is in the Bible a grand total of (Are you ready?) 31,102 verses. And, as you are about to hear in this PODCAST, of these 31,102 verses, the one verse that best summarizes the state of my relationship with God is this one verse here in Mark 9. In all honesty, this is right where I live. And, were the truth to be told, I’d be willing to wager that most of us live here too. These words uttered, by the desperate dad in this story, could well be my wo … [Read more...]

Transform: Why Christians Are BAD At Mindset Practices

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(The following was originally published at A mindset is based on your beliefs: what you believe about the world, about yourself, and about other people, and even about God.  It’s about truth.   Are you believing what is real and true, from God’s perspective?  Because we often say that we believe in certain things and we have faith in God’s promises; but, when the stresses of life come at us, and our emotions get involved, we get dragged down and even begin to doubt these ve … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 129: Remember, Don’t Forget

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[display_podcast] Defining moments. There aren’t many of these throughout the course of someone’s lifetime. But when they occur, as you will hear in this PODCAST, they are utterly unforgettable. We are talking about game-changing moments; history-altering moments; LIFE-altering moments. Rare snapshots of seminal events, frozen in time, after which your world will never be the same again. Welcome to one such defining moment, courtesy of Jesus, after which the disciples -- three of them -- were … [Read more...]

My Armor 16: A Local Fire & What It Means To Follow Jesus


[display_podcast] Spiritual attacks will happen no matter what. No matter what you’re up to, where you are, or who you’re around… if you are dedicated to serving God, you will be under attack. Not that it was a spiritual attack, but I witnessed a huge fire today. A motor home sales lot saw their service center go up in smoke, and for a couple hours, things looked really dicey! The chaos of it all really made people anxious. Nearby drivers were filled with fear and anger, honking their horns (as … [Read more...]

Transform: If Mindset = Belief, Then THIS Fundamental Belief Is Vital!

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(The following was originally published at Your mindset is equivalent to what you believe. This mindset not only acts as a lens that you see life through, but it also acts similar to a compass, in that our beliefs will guide us through life. What you believe is fundamental to the way you live life. In other words, your mindset matters! It matters because it impacts the WAY you handle the things that come into your life – good and bad. So, let’s begin by asking this que … [Read more...]