Simply Joyful Podcast: Welcome!

I am so excited that this day is finally here! The Simply Joyful podcast is finally “live!”  The purpose of the Simply Joyful Podcast is to encourage and inspire you to find simple ways to bring more joy into your day. Whether you are looking for a little encouragement in your faith, family, home, homeschooling (if you do) — or just in life — then this is the podcast for you! Let’s get real and talk about the challenges that we face as women in our day-to-day lives. My guests and I will discuss … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 171: Mike Goodwin

[display_podcast]My buddy Mike Goodwin calls into the show this week – a man on the mend.Recently, Mike thought he was Michael Jordan instead of Michael Goodwin. Then, suddenly, unsolicitedly and unpredictably, Mike’s Achilles tendon reminded him who he was. And, according to Mike’s doctors, at a certain age, they don’t even repair Achilles injuries anymore. “Sorry, sir. If you were younger, you’d be worth doing surgery on. But, since you’re so old, you’re just going to have to limp arou … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: Deciding to Love

“Love is not a feeling, love is a decision that we make.”Justin and Jana Cofield found themselves on a roller coaster of emotions when they decided to pursue adoption through foster care. As God continues to write their family’s story, the Cofields trust His faithfulness and cling to Jesus as their hope.Justin Cofield : Jana and I were married in our mid-twenties. After being married for about three years, we decided to start trying to have children. We tried for about eight months befor … [Read more...]

School Circle 4: God’s Timing in Terrible Situations

[display_podcast] Warning: Some of the topics discussed may contain accounts of real life violence, strong language, and other topics not suitable for minors. This podcast has remained unedited out of respect of those individuals who feel led by the Lord to share their testimonies. We begin today's show with Vince sharing an important story about a new direction his life is taking:I got married back in 2011. My wife’s dream has always been to be a mother. Around the time I got married, I wa … [Read more...]

Church for Men 24: Why Extramarital Sex Is Suddenly OK

[display_podcast] (Author’s note: This post originally appeared in January 2013. It was part of a series about the huge changes that are rocking Western society – and their impact on men and the church. I am not advocating these changes; I’m simply trying to explain why they’re happening, to help believers respond with greater understanding to those they may disagree with.) During the 2012 presidential campaign, a Democratic activist was quoted on NPR saying, “When it comes to sex, the Republic … [Read more...]

Church for Men 23: Is Self-Esteem Wrecking Church Attendance?

[display_podcast] The modern self-esteem movement is celebrating its 50th birthday. In 1965, sociologist Morris Rosenberg invented “The Self-Esteem Scale” — the first academic tool that assessed a person’s view of himself. In 1969 Psychologist Nathaniel Branden took that data and released “The Psychology of Self-Esteem,” which became the bible of the modern self-esteem movement. Over the next two decades higher self-esteem came to be seen as the antidote to crime, drug abuse, teen pregnancy and … [Read more...]