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...]

My Armor 16: A Local Fire & What It Means To Follow Jesus


[display_podcast] Spiritual attacks will happen no matter what. No matter what you’re up to, where you are, or who you’re around… if you are dedicated to serving God, you will be under attack. Not that it was a spiritual attack, but I witnessed a huge fire today. A motor home sales lot saw their service center go up in smoke, and for a couple hours, things looked really dicey! The chaos of it all really made people anxious. Nearby drivers were filled with fear and anger, honking their horns (as … [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...]

Jesus in HD 128: A Life-Changing Approach to THE Life-Giving Book

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[display_podcast] The Bible is THE one and only Life-Giving Book. But how to approach it? In this podcast, you will be given the answer to that question! Courtesy of Jesus, we will learn how to read it! With all of its 66 books, printed in minuscule font, with no pictures, strange names, weird customs, unfamiliar geography, violent history, where do we even start? What's the first step? More to the point, what is our connection to this great book? My friends, the answer to that question is s … [Read more...]

My Armor 15: Temptations, Humility and Donuts


[display_podcast] I’ve got three boys: a nine-year-old and twin six-year-olds. And yesterday, I made the biggest mistake ever! I offered to them that we could do “…whatever you want!” They didn’t have an immediate answer, but eventually the topic of donuts for breakfast came up. You wouldn’t think this would be a big deal… until the day played itself out. First off, we had to run by Target that afternoon, so on the way I called the donut shop. It was 3:00 in the afternoon, so I had to leave a … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Not-So-Functional Alcoholism with Tori Taff


[display_podcast] Lawyers always say, “Don’t ever ask a question you don’t already know the answer to.” But I’m no lawyer. So, I should have consulted one when I recently asked my wife why she doesn’t listen to my podcast. Her answer? I’ve never had any women on. So, in the interest of growing my audience by at least one very important person – my bride – I have a dear friend as my special guest this week. Tori Taff and I have been friends for years, which I don’t understand how she finds the … [Read more...]