Reflections of Grace 103: Is It About Works or Relationship?


[display_podcast] I love the church.   If you know Jesus then you are the church too; One of the many members of the Church, the Body, of Jesus, who is our Head But I somewhere along the way thought being in the building brought my status with God so much higher. I lost the mentality that I was there to grow in Jesus. Oh yes, I was taught that I was the temple where Jesus lived, but I was also taught I had to be in a building to truly walk with him.   It took me too long to realize that I did … [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...]

My Armor 17: Suffering Is For All Of Us, But It Doesn’t Last Long


[display_podcast] Some weeks are better than others. My divorce is going to be finalized very soon. Getting over something like this isn’t easy. And we all go through things like this – maybe not a divorce, but other types of loss. I took my sons to Target recently. While there, we ran into a woman who was all decked out in the “Target Garb”: khaki pants, red t-shirt, red vest with her name tag on it… the whole uniform. So, I asked her if she could help me find what we were looking for and she … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 100: How I Learned the Hard Way


[display_podcast]I had been doing everything required of a “good Christian,” and I was still missing out on what it means to know Him and be involved in a best friend relationship with Him. This relationship would transform me to love as He loved, because I was coming to know Him in a personal way. Even after years of “working” within the structure of the church, including women’s ministries, which I started and in which I labored, resulting in much fruit, I was still so blinded to my own … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 5: The HARD Testimony (isn’t what you think) with Merv Mattair

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[display_podcast] We are continuing our energetic and informative discussion with Marvin “Merv” Mattair. It’s been inspiring to hear about the things that he is doing in his community of Madison County, FL – reaching into a youth culture and making a lasting impact in their lives. Merv is living proof that if you are faithful, God will come alongside you… and he is 100 times more faithful than we can ever imagine! As Merv famously wrote, “You Prayed While I Played: A Message From the Once Lost … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 99: Forgiveness – Do They Deserve It?


[display_podcast] There was a time in my life that I knew I needed to forgive myself for past mistakes and choices, but I also needed to forgive all of my accusers and abusers.   I could not move any further in my freedom while trying to hold onto the resentments, anger, and bitterness I had been carrying.This is when I learned to really forgive, so that I would be free, and so that those I forgave could be free, as well. Forgiveness is an act of our will. You can’t wait until you feel li … [Read more...]