Blending Your StepFamily 35: Giving Our Adult Children Money

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[display_podcast]Last week we discussed Ted and Susie’s situation about whether they should give money to Ted’s grown daughter who is in debt.Not surprisingly, people have differing opinions on this subject.  Some parents believe that once their child is out on their own, they need to make it on their own.  And those parents who have or do help their children financially do so because they are “legitimately concerned” about their child’s financial well-being, while others stated they did … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 31: Walking in the Spirit – Gentleness

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[display_podcast]In the Greek a detailed description of the word gentleness means meekness, mildness, forbearance.    This is not an outward expression of feeling, but an inward grace of the soul, calmness toward God in particular.  It is the acceptance of God's dealings with us considering them as good in that they enhance the closeness of our relationship with Him.  This kind of meekness does not blame God for the persecutions and evil doings of men.  It is not the result of weakness, but … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 34: Is it Help or Helping to Keep Em’ That Way?

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[display_podcast]I pray that each of you are growing in the kingdom and learning to love each other as Christ has loved us.  You know, I can’t think of a better place to learn how to really love than in a stepfamily.  It’s a daily choice to choose to love others as God has loved us.  It’s a growing process but that process begins with wanting to please God by loving the ones He has sent us.  And that always begins with our family whether it’s blended or not.  You and I both chose to marry our … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 30: Walking in the Spirit – Faith

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[display_podcast]Faith - many people struggle continually to have more of it.  They groan and strain like a woman in labor.  They think, “if only I had more faith my prayers could be answered.”Hebrew 11: 5-6 says  "By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death.  He could not be found, because God had taken him away.  For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God." Revelation 4:11 says  “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glor … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 29 – Walking in the Spirit – Kindness

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[display_podcast]The Greek word for kindness means tender concern for others.  It has nothing to do with weakness or lack of conviction, rather it is the genuine desire of a believer to treat others gently, just as the Lord treats us... the term possesses the harmlessness of a dove.  It is a tender heart and a nurturing spirit.  Each quality of the Holy Spirit is absolutely divine. They are impossible goals for the unbeliever, yet attainable graces for the true believer.  They are man … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 28: Walking in the Spirit – Patience

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[display_podcast]Welcome friends to Life Coaching Truths with Reflections of Grace Ministries.  Today we are going to talk about the 5th fruit of the Holy Spirit, which is patience. Hebrews 10:35-36   So do not throw away your confidence for it will be richly rewarded.  You have need of patience so that when you have done the will of God you will receive what he has promised. This word patience means to persevere, bear up under...it is a quality of character that does not allow one to sur … [Read more...]


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