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...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 122: State Fair, Kerri Pomarolli & Derrick Tennant

[display_podcast] I took my family to the Minnesota State Fair this year. It was my dad, my sons and me. Now, my dad gets the same look when he enters the State Fair as when he enters Sam’s Club: this bedazzled, mystical gaze. I guess he’s hypnotized by all the oversized fried food. And, according to tradition, my dad refuses to park in the State Fair parking lot. Instead, he insists that we park on the front lawn of one of the local homeowners who have graciously opened up their sod-covered oas … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 104: Where Are Your Borders?

[display_podcast] She sat in my office crying her heart out seeking an answer for depression. A young mother of three children who just could not seem to get it together or define why she was so unhappy and miserable. She said she loved being a mom and her marriage was just fine. I was stumped and began to just call on the Lord to help me, help her! Finally, I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to me, "Ask her about her mother." Up until that point her mother had not been mentioned. So I … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 47: The Starbucks Christmas Cup

[display_podcast] Okay, so I kept seeing references to the new Starbucks Christmas cup on my newsfeed and how it made some Christians mad. I ignored the posts because I couldn’t help thinking: “Great. What did we do now?” I eventually got sick of seeing the reports because I didn’t understand how my Tall, Nonfat, 180 Degree, Extra Whip, No Foam Peppermint Hot Chocolate could have offended Christians and caused them to speak out for Jesus.A quick skim of an article told me Christians on … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 101: The Dark Hallway

[display_podcast] I'm sharing a testimony with you today that you can actually find in my first book, Climbing Out of the Box,  Entitled there as "The Long Dark Hallway". A testimony to His profound amazing grace and to what extents he will take us to find one lost soul waiting for the truth...even to the end of their life. The long dark hallway seemed to go on forever as we made our way to my Grandpa’s room at the end of the long corridor. The smells of old people and urine permeated the conv … [Read more...]