Reflections of Grace 116: Is Your Bucket Empty?

[display_podcast]“I don’t know what is wrong with me”, she said.“No matter what I do or who I am with it is never enough.  I feel depleted and I don’t’ know what I need.   I over eat.  I drink too much.  I work like crazy.  I am a failure at exercise.  My husband isn’t meeting my needs.  What is my problem?”I have heard the story countless times as a Life Coach.It is the same story with men, but in a different vernacular.“I’m not enough for her.”“I work and work and still … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 137: Kerri Pomarolli

[display_podcast]My guest this week has been on the Tonight Show countless times, on top of being featured on Nick at Night and a number of films including Mom’s Night Out. She’s my buddy, my pal… Kerri Pomarolli!Her story is very impactful and helpful on so many levels.But, she didn’t always aspire to merge together her comedy skills with ministry. In fact, her original personal goal was to marry her ability to make people laugh with the goal of marrying Matt Damon. And, truth be tol … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 114: Have You Been Wounded?

[display_podcast]Being falsely accused of something that you know is simply not true is so hard to endure, isn’t it?  We want to convince our accusers that we are not the people they say we are.  We want to defend ourselves.  We want to be validated by those who love us, to offset the ugly words thrown at us.After being unjustly blamed for something that I am not even capable of doing, I was blindsided by an open attack on my character.  While still trying to decide if I should try to def … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 113: Speaking Life

[display_podcast]The pine trees danced over my head as they sweetly whispered their songs of praise to the wind. I was hiking alone through the beautiful park that day, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the feeling of doing something really good for myself in diligently keeping up my pace in walking. Somewhere in my conscious hearing I began to register an angry voice lashing out in the distance behind me.“Hurry up, you slow poke. You are so stupid. Can’t you ever do anything right? You … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 112: Experiencing Him as the Pursuer of Your Heart

We all have had desert experiences in our lives at different seasons of time along our journey. Some seasons of trial are short and some are very long.He loves us so much that sometimes He allows us to stay in those deserts for a while to bring us back to Him. When it gets hot and dry we start looking for Him for relief. You know why?He misses you and desires relationship with you.Hosea 2:6 says: “For this reason I will fence her in with thornbushes. I will block her path with a w … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 111: Are You For Real?

Are there any pretenses that you maintain?Being abused as a child, I had very low self-esteem growing up and no sense of identity and no one to validate that I was even important.In high school, I had already become very adept at making myself look busy and important, when in reality I had no friends and nowhere to go. So, on my lunch hours, instead of sitting and eating, or finding a group of kids to interact with, I would spend the entire hour briskly walking around and through the … [Read more...]


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