Blending Your StepFamily 28: Winning the Battle

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[display_podcast]Lord of the Rings is an exciting tale of an evil Dark Lord, Sauron, who created the “One Ring” by which to rule all the other “Rings of Power.”  The One Ring was the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth.  Whoever had possession of the ring, could rule.  The Hobbit Frodo ended up with the ring but the battle for it enraged.  At one point Frodo could go no further, the battle between good and evil had drained him. He and his Hobbit friend Sam … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Grand Canyon Jump, Basketball Diaries & God’s Mercy

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[display_podcast]We tend to gauge who gets into heaven similarly to hitting in major league baseball.  No one even hopes to bat a 1.000 batting average because it’s impossible.  So, since it’s impossible, the standard for who is “good”, who is “great” and who is “horrible” is simply based on whoever has the higher or lower batting averages.  So, if you’re much, MUCH better than everyone else, you bust be alright.But that’s not Biblical.Or try this word picture:  Only 10’s go to heaven … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 50: Four in the Morning Memories

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[display_podcast] “…It’s four in the morning, I’m lying in bedA tape of my failures playing inside my headIt’s heartaches and hard knocks and things I don’t knowI listen and I wonder where will it go”-       Garth Brooks, “When There’s No One Around” Like the song says, even when we’re in the midst of an “everything’s okay” season of our lives, there are still moments when we’re struck with the memories heartaches, hard knocks and mistakes we’ve made.  People we may have hurt.  … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 60: There’s a New Day Coming!!! (And oh what a day it will be!)

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[display_podcast]My friends, there is a new day coming! Learn all about it in this week’s PODCAST. Matthew 6:9-109 “This, then, is how you should pray:“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. You can search the entire globe and you will not find God’s kingdom manifested in our world today.For this reason, Paul referred to Satan as the “god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4), or as the Contemporary Engl … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 19: Tearing Down the High Places in our Minds

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[display_podcast]Deuteronomy 33:29 says “Your enemies will cower before you, and you will trample down their high places.”Christ is our life and our breath and our hope and our courage. In him we live and breathe and have our being. And apart from him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). But once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, received his death in our place, received his forgiveness for our sins, invited him to take his rightful place and rule our heart, we will never be apa … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast: The Good Old Days Weren’t Always So Groovy

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[display_podcast]This podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society. A while back, I introduced you all to the Late ‘Boomer, so I think it’s time we checked back with him as he continues his effort to mop up the societal mess that is the Baby Boomer legacy. So let’s hang out.My topic for this week is the decade of the 1960‘s, the decade that really defines the Baby Boomers.I’m sure you’ve heard what … [Read more...]


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