Simply Joyful Podcast: Welcome!

I am so excited that this day is finally here! The Simply Joyful podcast is finally “live!”  The purpose of the Simply Joyful Podcast is to encourage and inspire you to find simple ways to bring more joy into your day. Whether you are looking for a little encouragement in your faith, family, home, homeschooling (if you do) — or just in life — then this is the podcast for you! Let’s get real and talk about the challenges that we face as women in our day-to-day lives. My guests and I will discuss … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 175: Wil Twynstra & Ray Comfort

[display_podcast]Kicking off our show this week is my Canadian buddy, Wil Twynstra! Besides being incredibly funny, Wil is an amazing dad… so amazing that he just keeps having kids! As he puts it, “It’s like joining a club… FedEx rings the doorbell every so often and just drops off another kid at our house… they just keep showing up!”As an involved parent, one of Wil’s favorite book series is the Berenstain Bears. He loves how the stories gently walk children through life’s potentially to … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 174: Comedy with Donna East & Cooking with Katie Kimball

[display_podcast]Funny woman Donna East joins the show this week from NYC, packing her machinegun of a cackle!For Christmas, Donna’s husband spoiled her and bought her a gift card for a facial at a local top of the line, luxurious Manhattan salon!But, instead of being pampered and soothed, her aesthetician told her that she has age spots on her face! “What you need is Olive Oil”, said the facialist. “When you are cooking, throw some Olive Oil on your face. When you are roasting your … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: What If I Ruin My Kids?

Welcome back to the Ask Pastor John podcast with John Piper. We begin a new week with a question from a young woman named Kate. “Dear Pastor John, thank you so much for all that your ministry has done for my faith and relationship with God. I can’t fully express how much your words have changed my walk with Christ forever. I was very encouraged by your words in episode 908 about fatherhood, directed to the husband of a wife who wanted children. In the episode, you said, ‘There are glories of moth … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 172: My Birthday, Dustin Nickerson & Stephen B

[display_podcast]I celebrated yet another birthday last week. Thank you all for the Facebook messages, Tweets, texts, sky writing and other well-wishes! One email that I received seemed to stand out from all the others, though. It came from my buddy, Ken Davis. Fans of the show may remember that Ken got me and several of our comedian friends lost in the woods a couple months ago. Now, Ken just turned 70, so that may explain his birthday salutation, but nevertheless, this is how it … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Santa Claus: Harmless Fun or Tragic Distraction?

We’ve never been afraid of ruffling feathers on the podcast. And as we move into the epicenter of the Christmas season, that’s good because no APJ question is more common this time of year then questions over what Christian parents should do with Santa Claus. What should we do with old St. Nick? It’s been asked over 70 times in the APJ inbox, and every year the questions come again. Now of course, Pastor John, as you know, there’s a fourth century Greek historical figure named Saint Nicholas. Bu … [Read more...]