Story Team Weekly: The Gift of Tragedy -God orchestrated tragedy for His glory and for Hien’s joy.

At the young age of eight, Hien was sexually abused by a close family member. The molestation was ongoing and lasted until she was in high school. Keeping it a secret from her friends and family, Hien felt used, reckless, and unworthy of love because of what was happening to her in secret.Uncontrollable shame and guilt over the abuse caused Hien to withdraw emotionally from the family she loved. Growing up, she was shy to the point of silence. “I didn’t tell my family because I was so ash … [Read more...]

Dad Tired: Why I’m Becoming A Minimalist

Jerrad Lopes helps every day families learn how to follow Jesus in every day life. Dad Tired is a group of guys from around the world who are taking their faith, their family, and their marriage very seriously. You can become a part of the group by going to DadTired.com and clicking on the Community tab, which will link you to our closed Facebook group. Many of you have reached out to me after last week’s podcast, where I described the really tough times my wife and I have been going through, a … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 148: Dustin Nickerson and Steve Geyer

[display_podcast]My good friend Dustin Nickerson is on the show again this week.  Dustin is sick and tired of losing dear friends to crossfit.  As he puts it, if you know any single person who does crossfit, then you know every single detail about crossfit.  They’re like the Jehovah Witnesses of exercise.  And their gyms are like nothing else: filled with old giant tires and monkey bars!  It’s as if the whole crossfit movement was created by someone who couldn’t afford to buy gym equipment, b … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 39: Sex Addiction with T.C. Ryan

[display_podcast] Joining our show this week is someone whom I have admired from afar for quite some time now. Author of “Ashamed No More: A Pastor’s Journey Through Sex Addiction” – an extremely powerful book that I have read three times - Thomas “TC” Ryan and I worked at a conference together recently and I couldn’t be more excited to talk about life with him! TC had been a pastor at a sizeable church for 19 years, prior to “voluntarily” stepping down. According to TC, while the moving on was … [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...]

Reflections of Grace 82: Life Purpose Coaching part 18 – Engaging in Spiritual Warfare

[display_podcast] From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: Sometimes, God allows us to see into the spirit realm.  It is called Discerning of Spirits.   (1John 4)   When we were in the process of losing our house the day the house went on the auction block, I saw cars going up and down our street circling my house about an hour before it was to be auctioned.   I was very troubled in my spirit and overcome with dread.  In my s … [Read more...]