Reflections of Grace 147: Do You Want to Walk with God?

Do You Want to Walk with God? I don’t think there are short cuts into true Kingdom living.You want to walk withGod? You want to grow up in Him?Then you must go through the testing.   I’ve learned that kicking and screaming my way through does not move God.  He even told me once that though He loves me, He isn’t moved by my attitude.If you have been guilty at looking at someone else’s exciting faith filled life and wish you could be like them to the point of envy, I would say to yo … [Read more...]

WWUTT: What is Discernment?

What is discernment? Hebrews 5:14 suggests that: … those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish what is good from what is evil. (Hebrews 5:145) C.H. Spurgeon explained, “Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.” Discernment is a gift of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word used for discernment in Hebrews is the same word used in 1 Corinthians 12. To each is given the m … [Read more...]

School Circle 7: Spiritual Warfare with Josiah Hirsch

[display_podcast]Josiah joins the show this week, straight from his new “agricultural job”, harvesting medicinal marijuana. An interesting endeavor, considering he has never partaken of the forbidden herb.Which leads us to a conversation about the worst jobs we’ve ever had.For Vince, a gearhead at heart, working customer service was the worst ever. Though, he may have taken things a bit too far when he told an overweight (and annoying) customer to calm down, Hometown Buffet will stay … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 155: The Very. Best. Thing

[display_podcast]Get ready for a well-deserved pat on the back, and a hearty, “Well done!”In addition to that, welcome to Luke’s heartwarmingly endearing introduction of two precious women: Martha and her sister Mary.As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, this delightful little story now brings us full circle in our discussion of the Return of the Seventy from their very first mission’s trip.You might remember that while debriefing their by-all-accounts exuberantly successful e … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 109: Where Are Your Weapons?

[display_podcast] I have never been known for my poise when it comes to walking. It seems I have always been a little off balance and clumsy. My awkward displays have made for a lot of giggling among our family at many of our gatherings.  One such incident happened many years ago. My family and I went to a restaurant after a church meeting. I had on sling-back floppy 4-inch heels that day. Going into the restaurant, we walked in front of a row of windows, with customers eating on the other … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 96: A Walk Into His Secret Place

[display_podcast] Have you ever been so overcome with the intimate love of Jesus that you feel totally undone?Over the past many months, through some great emotional trials, I have leaned into Him… like in a wine press. He actually became my strength.   The hardest times in our lives are the very times He most reveals Himself. Every issue you may deal with in life, if you would only allow Him into it, you will find extreme comfort, growth, and an intimacy with Him that will stay with … [Read more...]