Reflections of Grace 119: Feelings or Faith?

[display_podcast]About 25 years ago, through years of denial, spiritual abuse, and unresolved childhood abuse issues, my life broke apart in huge chunks and floated away on a sea of despair.  I lost my first marriage, my home, myself, my church, and my children moved out…and did I mention I lost myself?…all within a few months of each other.Then I entered the wasteland of devastation and loss and an overload of “feelings”.How can I describe the feelings?It was like being on a … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting: How Do You Know When It’s Love?

[display_podcast]ImWaiting recently spent two days at a local high school.  On our exit survey we have a place for questions.  Students can ask anonymous questions and we either answer it right there or later on social media.We received the question we get at practically every place we speak.  “When and how do you know it’s love?”Teens, we hope you’re reading this.  Parents, we hope you show this to your teens.The word love gets thrown around a lot.  We love a lot of things, TV sh … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 117: When He Whispers Your Name

[display_podcast]God longs for you to know that He is more than enough in your troubled times.   He desires you to rest and fully embrace that where you are is exactly where God plans for you to be.Even in situations like you have never faced before.I was frozen in time it seemed–for the last three months of 2015.   But then I could feel it rising up within me again and now I think I can verbalize somewhat of what I have learned in the very hard and trying year of 2015.I have lea … [Read more...]

The Big Picture 71: The Feminization of the Church, part 5

[display_podcast]Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast, I’m Joel Fieri and I’m back to hopefully bring come clarity and keep the conversation going about what’s happening today in the Church and greater society. And, I’m not alone this week. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church and host of the Church for Men podcast, along with e2 media network’s own Jefferson Drexler, to discuss the “Feminization of Today’s Church”. With so many peo … [Read more...]

The Big Picture 70 The Feminization of the Church, part 4

[display_podcast]Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast, I’m Joel Fieri and I’m back to hopefully bring come clarity and keep the conversation going about what’s happening today in the Church and greater society.
And, I’m not alone this week. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church and host of the Church for Men podcast, along with e2 media network’s own Jefferson Drexler, to discuss the “Feminization of Today’s Church”. With so many peo … [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...]