Blending Your StepFamily 55: Alienated

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[display_podcast] I recently received a comment on a podcast I did entitled Ever Feel Like Giving Up?   In it I was speaking to the adults of stepfamilies and encouraging them not to give up though I understand it can be very hard at times. The comment I received was from a stepchild we’ll call JJ. This is part of what she wrote:“Step parents complaining about their step children is SO OFFENSIVE. So highly offensive. They FREELY CHOSE to have step children. The step children did not freely … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 75: Calling A Spade A Spade – The Inconvenient Truth About Josh Duggar


[display_podcast] First off, if you’re offended by this week’s title, then this may not be the right article for you.  Secondly, if you do not consider yourself a Bible believing Christ-follower, this may not be the right article for you.  Thirdly, if you think that Josh Duggar should be rung up and banned from the public circle, then this may not be the right article for you. All that being said, if you consider the Bible to be infallible, and if you value the words written in the Book of Hebr … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 14: Heroes and Villains

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[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we discuss the hows and whys to parenting with intentionality, instead of just letting life happen from day-to-day. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and like many of you, I love a good superhero movie. It seems like most of America does, based on the success of all the Batman, Spiderman, and most recently Ironman, Captain America, Thor movies. But why? Why is it that I am so drawn into the same old story of the Avengers s … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 111: What I Wish I Knew Then That I Know Now (A First-Person Rendition)

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[display_podcast] As you will hear in this PODCAST, I have now reached a point in my life and ministry where I am easily bemused. Bemused by a question that I more and more frequently get asked. When I am out speaking at a camp or a conference, often times a young man or woman just starting out in the ministry, or headed for his first ministry, will with furrowed brow and pen poised at the ready ask me this singularly significant question: What do you wish you knew then that you know … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 82: Life Purpose Coaching part 18 – Engaging in Spiritual Warfare


[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: Sometimes, God allows us to see into the spirit realm.  It is called Discerning of Spirits.   (1John 4)   When we were in the process of losing our house the day the house went on the auction block, I saw cars going up and down our street circling my house about an hour before it was to be auctioned.   I was very troubled in my spirit and overcome with dread.  In my s … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says: Givers and Takers


[display_podcast] Dennis Prager has famously said that the world consists of only two races:  the decent and the indecent. But my dad has his own delineation between people – there are Givers and there are Takers. This doesn’t mean that if you simply accept a gift from someone, you’re a taker.  What it does mean is that if you have been blessed, you should bless someone else when you have an opportunity. Sadly, “takers” tend to develop and live a lifestyle where they forget how to give to oth … [Read more...]