Blending Your StepFamily 53: Focus on the Blessings

[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: We all have pressures and things in our lives that we wish were different. None of us escape. Some seasons are easier than others and sometimes we may enter a season of life that is so good that we hope it never ends. But as the saying goes “All good things must end.” That’s how Sara felt when she married Bob. She felt she had found the most wonderful man in the world and she was ex … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 102: When Hopelessness Met Gentleness

[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: She was a footnote in this chapter of the Jesus Story. But she was NEVER a footnote to Jesus. And neither are you, as you will be reminded in this poignant PODCAST. If I had to choose one word to describe this woman -- and let me assure you, there are many to choose from, such as desperate, fearful, impoverished, unclean, shunned, rejected, lonely, isolated, alone, damaged -- If I had to choose one word to d … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 72: Life Purpose Coaching – Masks

[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover:For my personal story of wearing a mask for many years to cover my true self you have to listen to the podcast... 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 self in … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 16: Following God’s Game Plan

[display_podcast] After retiring from the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, I wanted to go and get equipped so that God could use me in ministry.  Although, I didn’t really know what that meant, or where or how God could use a guy like me.  So, I went back to San Diego State to finish my undergrad studies and worked with Youth For Christ while there.  And, while God was using us to do some great things during that time, I realized that the depth of my Biblical knowledge wasn’t where it needed to be, so I e … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 101: The Demoniac of the Decapolis

[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: Whenever I talk about Satan, demons, spiritual warfare, or anything remotely related, the numbers of distractions in the room increase exponentially. This is a pattern I have documented over 40 years of ministry. Regardless of time of day, day of week, season of year, or venue in which I teach, it’s as if the devil himself does not want anyone (including you) to hear what the Bible teaches about our (and Go … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 71: Life Purpose Coaching, part 7- Dysfunctional Families

[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: My big beautiful family all met together at my son’s house for Thanksgiving.  Looking around the table, I had to laugh to myself as I studied each one.  If you have ever seen the TV show "Parenthood”, that is what my family reminds me of.  All talking at the same time with drama abounding.Everyone of us there has had our own personal struggles.  I looked at tho … [Read more...]