Reflections of Grace 126: Why Do We Hide Our True Selves?

[display_podcast]In the past, I was so good at covering the real me, and hiding my imperfections - and my clumsiness - in most any situation.  I had been through a time of great suffering and pain and was very good at hiding from my true self.Have you ever struggled with the fear of showing your true self to the world?Do you back off of things you are gifted in and you know it’s because of insecurity?Would you be surprised to find that most everyone struggles to reveal their true … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It: How To Discuss Riots, Terrorism, BLM, Trump and Other Scary Things

[display_podcast]They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but I beg to differ.  Candace Flynn-Fletcher said it best when she told her mom, "...that's why books have covers - to judge them." (That's for all you Phineas and Ferb fans).Anyway, there's a children's Bible story book that I have loved since the second I read the cover.  It's Bill Ross' Hey, That's Not What the Bible Says!  It's a collection of ten well-known Bible stories that Ross turns on their collective ears, pr … [Read more...]

School Circle 3: Robert Kale’s “Comeback Story”

[display_podcast]On today’s show, Vince, Justin, and Bryan are joined by Robert Kale, a gunnery sergeant who has an amazing story that is the definition of a true miracle.School Circle: Can you tell us where you’ve been and where you’re going?Robert Kale: I was born in 1978 to a pretty decent family. We went to church, but didn’t do a whole lot of churchy stuff at home. Dad was gone a lot, since he was in the Navy, and Mom did a lot of stuff on her own. So, she got burned out, and my … [Read more...]

School Circle 2: Mike Priddy X-Country Bike Ride Update and Dealing With Fear

[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. On today’s show, Vince, Joseph and Justin get an update from Mike Priddy’s trans-continental bicycle ride and Vincent shares a message regarding fear…School Circle: Where are you? Mike Priddy: We are about 10 … [Read more...]

The Big Picture 73: Don’t Lose Heart and Don’t “Knock It Off”

[display_podcast]Pastor Andy Stanley says we’re scaring the children. But should they be scared? And just who are these frightened children he’s so concerned about?I’m Joel Fieri and this is The Big Picture podcast, where we try our best to separate the forest from the trees amidst the uncertainty of today’s Church and greater society.This is part two of my reaction to the viral video released from Pastor Andy Stanley’s ministry in which he called on those “over 45” in his church (and … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 110: Combating the Voice of Fear

[display_podcast]I was on an airplane journey was to Montana. I was to fly out of Burbank to Salt Lake City, then on to Montana.   I felt all grown up - big time ministry woman, hitting the skies.   I love traveling alone. I call these trips, “me and Jesus journeys.”So off I went, feeling like the woman in charge of my own life.   I was shocked at the smallness of the airport, and when I asked the way to my boarding area, they laughed at me. I soon found out why. There was only one boardi … [Read more...]


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