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...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Wise or Foolish Builder?

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[display_podcast]Let’s talk about shared spirituality today and it’s relevance to stepfamilies and couples.  Couples who share common spiritual beliefs show a significant increase in the success of their marriage vs. those who do not have spiritual agreement.  One study, lasting 25 years and including couples from all 50 states as well as 27 other countries, revealed that those couple’s that enjoy close spiritual intimacy report significantly happier marriages.  These areas were included in t … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 33: Supporting Your Child

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[display_podcast]For children, divorce can be very stressful, sad, and confusing. At any age, kids may feel uncertain or angry at the prospect of mom and dad splitting up. As a parent, you can make the process and its effects less painful for your children. Helping your kids cope with divorce means providing stability in your home and attending to your children's needs with a reassuring, positive attitude.As a parent, it’s normal to feel uncertain about how to give your children the r … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 53: Get Off My Lawn!

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[display_podcast]When I was a boy, I clearly remember playing badminton with my dad in our little backyard, behind our mobile home in Rancho Cucamonga.  In the middle of our fun time, the birdie inadvertently fluttered over our waist-high chain link fence and fell into our neighbor’s yard.THAT neighbor’s yard!She came out yelling and screaming of how us rotten kids were going to break her windows with our incessant rowdy play!  (keep in mind, Dad and I were playing badminton… not kick … [Read more...]

Blending Your Family 32: Helping Children Cope with Divorce Part 2 – Knowing When to Seek Help

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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 h … [Read more...]


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