Reflections of Grace 102: Four Keys to Hearing the Voice of God.


[display_podcast] Though we have the promise that as His sheep we hear his voice, too many believers are starved for that intimate relationship that alone can satisfy the desire of their hearts. Many people who have read my blogs ask me how I can be so sure what I am hearing is really Him. Do I just make it up in my head? I get the looks. You know the ones; the small smirk because they really think you are crazy. No one can talk to God, right?. When you are ready to really press in and exercise … [Read more...]

Ouxano: How To Easily Start Reading the Bible With Your Kids

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[display_podcast] As our kids grow, the first phase of digging into God’s Word and applying it to their lives can begin as early as ages two to five.  We need to start fostering reading habits in them and the importance of Bible stories by creating a visual experience for them and modeling the importance of reading the Bible’s stories to them. This is done, not just through reading books to them, but find Bible Story Books with engaging illustrations that help bring the stories to life in their … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics 37: Take A Look At The Snake & Be Born Again

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[display_podcast] Some people who are “Born Again”… and KNOW that they are born again… You see, you’ll know that you know when you are. But, when you’re not sure, then you probably aren’t. But some people who are and know that they are are what I call a “Point In Time” Christian. A Point in Time Christian is someone who may not remember the exact date, but they remember the circumstance – it may have been at a revival meeting or Harvest Crusade, it may have been kneeling beside your bed with yo … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind, part 2


[display_podcast] We have been looking at the following scripture up close and personal.Isaiah 26: 3, “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in you!! Last week we got up to “him whose mind is steadfast.  This week we are starting with: “Because he trusts in you”….. the Hebrew word trust is batach, to attach oneself.  To confide in, feel safe, be confident, secure.   Picture a baby with her mom or dad, don’t we want to trust God like that child who is … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace: How To Maintain A Spiritually Steadfast Mind


[display_podcast]“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you!!” (Isaiah 26: 3 ) Let’s take a look at this word up close and personal: “You will keep” …Satan is very cunning.  Our knowledge alone will not keep us protected.  What we need is a watchman.  And we do have Jesus who is willing and able if we will set our minds on him.The Hebrew word for keep is nasar, meaning to guard, keep, and protect.   The Holy Spirit is the perfect watch … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: The Differences Between Helping and Enabling Irresponsible Stepchildren

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[display_podcast] Each of us should continue to learn to love each other as Christ has loved us.  And, I can’t think of a better place to learn how to really love than in a stepfamily.  It’s a daily choice to choose to love others as God has loved us.  It’s a growing process but that process begins with wanting to please God by loving the ones He has sent us.  And that always begins with our family whether it’s blended or not.  You and I both chose to marry our spouses and we knew they had kids. … [Read more...]