Reflections of Grace 136: Controlling Outcomes

[display_podcast]I created pictures of my situations in life in my mind that were not reality and I lived that way off and on until only just recently.  I thought I had a handle on it, but still found residue of this ability I had so carefully constructed in so many areas.The mind is a powerful thing, and is the source of all our battles with the enemy.How many of you know that God heals us and corrects us in layers? Like pealing an onion…one layer at a time.  We can’t handle it … [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...]

Reflections of Grace 125: I Would Drown In My Own Delusions

[display_podcast]I know Someone who is wonderful.  Without Him walking besides me I would drown in my own delusions.Life is hard folks.  But we have hope!!If you are feeling lost or alone right now, allow me to take your hand and whisper a sweet, “I know”.  The struggles.The unbelief.The fear.I can relate to the fear that weighs you down at the whisperings of your enemy that it might always be this way.You want to know what I want?I want to sit there in my lac … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 124: Let it Go-True Surrender, Part 2

[display_podcast]“All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give.”Really?Do you sing that song and truthfully think of its meaning and embrace all that it suggests?What are you surrendering?A few years ago through a season when God was teaching me to “let go” of those things I could not control; for some odd reason I felt that my obsessing would somehow change the circumstance in another person’s life or even my own.  After much agony and defeat, I finally began to get it … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 123: Let It Go! True Surrender, part 1

[display_podcast]A few years back, (well, maybe about 25) I worked as a Medical Staff Coordinator in the Administrative Department of our local hospital.  I had worked my way up from the Cardiovascular Department to the one job that no one else could do, or so I thought.  I felt pretty secure in my job, and as a single mom knew that it could only get better from there……until the day I was fired.I was called into the CEO’s office and let go due to layoffs in the hospital in general.  T … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 122: Finding the Courage to Walk Out of Your Pain

[display_podcast]“Jennifer” came to me for coaching… a broken person, chained to a very unhealthy relationship, unable to break free; trying to make peace with her abusive childhood and years of abuse to follow–in a place she thought she would never be free of, and miserable inside.I discerned right away her servant’s heart and her desire to reach out to others that were hurting or needing to know that someone cares.You see, God used her past to equip Jennifer to have a heart of not  … [Read more...]