Reflections of Grace 128: Do You See Me?

[display_podcast]I was driving one day with a heavy spirit.  It seemed hard for me to articulate to the Lord what I was feeling.  You know those days when you just want to say to Him,“Lord just hear my heart.”I began to sing to Him what I was feeling and I kept singing this chorus over and over….“Lord, do You see me? Do you hear my heart?”It seemed like it came from the depths of my pain.After about 30 minutes of singing to the Lord I felt the urge to sing new words.  So … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 127: Mistaken Thinking

[display_podcast] As a young believer coming into a new group of believers, I was so shy.   I kept to myself though I longed to join other young couples and make friends.  I would watch them gather together and keep myself apart from them because I felt so inferior.  I had nothing to offer them, I thought.  I just have to look good and they will think I am together.   It didn’t work.  I mistakenly thought they didn’t like me.  This was because I always believed I was flawed because I was abuse … [Read more...]

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...]

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 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...]