Real Stuff My Dad Says 76: Vanity Fair Is A Church Issue


[display_podcast] Last week, I was able to enjoy one of life’s great pleasures: Dad and I went to a ballgame together. My poor wife and mom endured eight long innings of what they considered monotony, but what Dad and I considered pure joy! I say only eight innings, because I don’t care who you are, the ninth inning was a blast – tie game, bases loaded, five-man infield, capped off with a walk-off grand slam by the home team! (It was just a shame that Dad’s Pirates were on the losing end). … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Applying the Bible to Your Everyday Life

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When reading the Bible, stories become much more than just stories when you approach them with the three simple questions:What is God doing or saying in this passage? How do the people respond to Him and then He respond to their response? How does this apply to me?In this week’s podcast, we take a look at John 1:35-50 and look at the seemingly simple story of Jesus calling His disciples.35 The following day John was again standing with two of his disciples. 36 As Jesus walked b … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 15: Should Christian Parents Do Yoga or Other “Normal” Things?

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[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we examine healthy ways to stretch yourself beyond what is comfortable or convenient and into what is intentional and purposeful in regards to raising your kids. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I want my kids to be accepted and viewed as “normal”, without compromising an inch of their integrity and values. Which brings me right to this week’s topic: should good Christian parents allow their kids to part … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 112: Alone, But NEVER Alone!

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[display_podcast] So here’s my question: If you were Jesus, and you wanted to convey the idea in a way that no one could possibly miss, That you loved someone… That you cared about someone more than they could ever even begin to imagine… That you would be there for that person No. Matter. What… That in their loneliest moments, when they felt totally abandoned and isolated and detached from everyone, that you were still there… That your love and care and kindness towards that person would ne … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Trusting God When It Hurts

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:One of the most difficult parts of the Christian life is continuing to trust God when hard things are coming into our lives. In times of disappointment and pain – when situations worse than your wildest nightmares are happening to you.And you are God’s child. How do you explain that?God, what are You doing? Why is this happening to me? I thought I was Your child and that You were my Protector?But, you see, God is ab … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 83: Life Purpose Coaching 19 – Actively Letting Go


[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: Actively letting go is a little more pro-active than when you are forced to let go.It’s a practice. It’s being awake.It can bring great relief. Except for the agony of it! It is not the same as “passively letting go.” Like when you have no choice.....whereby life rips stuff out of your grip, or you paint yourself into a corner, or life gets suddenly int … [Read more...]