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God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Despite feelings or emotions, we can trust our Heavenly Father to watch over and protect us. Today I share a simple story of provision with power for each of us.
If you haven't needed emotional resilience over the last two years, we would like to officially dub you a superhero. If, however, you are a mere mortal, this week's episode is here to save the day. David Morgan has devoted a great deal of time to understanding practical ways we can develop emotional resilience in times of adversity and stress. Whether you are currently feeling overwhelmed or not, these are great skills to have in your arsenal. “You're going to fail. And not only are you going to fail, but you're going to fail a lot and sometimes you're going to fail in a colossal fashion and that's okay. When you think about it from a gospel perspective, that's the whole point." Show Notes 2:18- Pressed To Our Limits 5:44- Attacks on Identity 8:28- Observers or Actors? 11:51- Roadblocks to Personal Competence 14:46- Tenacity and Endurance 19:16- Accepting Stress 24:06- Tolerating Negative Affect 26:47- Anxiety and Panic Attacks 33:52- Embracing Change 39:05- Spirituality's Impact on Resilience 43:08- Past Help With Spirituality? 49:22- What Does It Mean To Be All In? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today's Promise: 1 Peter 3:12 It's easy to get discouraged when it comes to prayer. As a child of God, you can rest assured that your loving Heavenly Father is attentive to your prayers. He is actively listening for your call. God has His ear attentive to your voice. His ear is tuned to your call. You never have to wonder if God hears your prayer. He is eager and willing to hear and answer your prayer.
Join us as we talk with Lidia Torrance about her journey as a foster care parent and the growth she and her family experienced in their faith, compassion, and acceptance. Lidia shares how her testimony of Heavenly Father's love for each of His children, including children in foster care and their biological parents, has grown and been strengthened as she and her husband opened their hearts to children and families in need.
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/707/29 Loneliness has reached epidemic proportions. We have lost the art of connection and relationship, and it's hurting us. On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton and his guest, Dr. Mark Mayfield, continue discussing Mark's book, The Path Out of Loneliness. He reveals that we can trace the pain of loneliness back to original sin, which separated our first parents, Adam and Eve, from our Creator. Thankfully, God's sovereign plan to redeem us through Christ's death is the key to our restored relationship with Him. Indeed, our Heavenly Father has not only relentlessly pursued a relationship with us, but He wants us to be Heaven's salve in a wounded world of broken people.
Loneliness has reached epidemic proportions. We have lost the art of connection and relationship, and it's hurting us. On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton and his guest, Dr. Mark Mayfield, continue discussing Mark's book The Path Out of Loneliness. He reveals that we can trace the pain of loneliness back to original sin, which separated our first parents, Adam and Eve, from our Creator. Thankfully, God's sovereign plan to redeem us through Christ's death is the key to our restored relationship with Him. Indeed, our Heavenly Father has not only relentlessly pursued a relationship with us, but He wants us to be Heaven's salve in a wounded world of broken people.
Don't Miss This Podcast Show Notes Moses 7: Here is what you have to look forward to this week: A God Who Weeps The Power of One I Will Not Withhold God Don't Give Up On Me, Yet (Ashley Hess) The Don't Miss This Newsletter including tips for kids, teens, couples and individuals can be found at: www.dontmissthisstudy.com Videos can be found on YouTube: Don't Miss This Emily Belle Freeman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilybellefreeman/ Instagram: @emilybellefreeman David Butler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrdavebutler/ Instagram: @mrdavebutler Come, Follow Me is a resource offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is designed to be used in the home to support personal and family scripture study to build faith in Heavenly Father and His plan of salvation and in the Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Come, Follow Me is self-contained and adequate, when used properly. Products and materials designed to supplement this resource, though they may be helpful in some instances, are not necessary for a successful home study program.
Scripture of the Day: Matthew 6:6“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray toyour Father, who is unseen. Then, your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Do Not Pray to Be Seen Praying These verses in Matthew chapter 6 are talking about doing things for immediate rewards. Recognition. Public recognition like “Oh, he or she is such a saint,” type of recognition. Later, in verses 19-20, Jesus teaches us, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasure in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” We are not to do things for earthly rewards or treasures—getting immediate results from our actions. Instead, we should do things for Christ and lay up treasures in heaven. We may not get results right away, but everything good done for Christ will eventually be rewarded. Should we be satisfied with earthly rewards, or should we desire rewards in heaven for the cause of Christ? Now let us apply this principle to what Jesus said about prayer. Should we pray to be seen and praised by people who will be amazed at how “spiritual” we sound? Or should we pray to praise God and let our requests be known? Obviously, praying for the sake of being seen by others focuses on earthly rewards. Jesus is not saying if we should pray in public or not. He is saying we need to understand the reason we are praying. Is it to get results or is it to be seen? When Jesus told His disciples to pray privately, He was emphasizing the need to pray when nobody else even knows we are praying. Why would someone do that? Because they are spending quality time, alone, with the Creator of the Universe. Who just happens to be our Heavenly Father. Do you think God cherishes that time with His children? Imagine if your child would only honor you and talk nice to you when you were out in public or you had company over…the rest of the time, they either demanded stuff from you or ignored you altogether. How would that make you feel? But, if your child truly honored you, if your child truly spent time with you when they could be doing other things – not to get something, but just to be in your presence…how would that make you feel? Good, right? And then, if one day, your child came to you and said, “I really need your help with this…” and laid out a problem they were having – would you move to help them? Immediately? Of course you would… But, if your child was one that neglected you, abused you, ridiculed you, except when they could be observed by others and everyone thought they were the best kid in town…they are fooling everyone… and then the kid comes in and say, “Hey, I need your help with this. Give me, give me, give me, give me…” The first couple of times, you might help them. But with no change in their attitude, there will come a time when the answer is “NO.” Then, the true colors of the child come out! “You don't love me? I hate you! Etc. etc.” Right? So, if that is how YOU are – imagine how God is feeling when His kids treat Him the same way. That is what Jesus is saying here… SPEND TIME WITH GOD ALONE. With nobody else around. Not to pester Him and beg Him for STUFF…but just to be in His Presence. Do it when nobody else is around. Then, when there is a need – He will reward you and will do so OPENLY. That means you really do not even need to ask. He knows your needs before you ask Him, scripture says. And when He blesses you openly like that, then others will see it and ask you, “WOW – That was a big blessing” and you will respond with, “My God blesses me…” It is a testimony to your relationship with God! Amen! I want to pray with you right now… Let's pray for forgiveness for neglecting our relationship with God, our Heavenly Father, and for His Wisdom in how to
dadAWESOME We're on a mission to add LIFE to the dad life. We're passionate about helping dads live fully alive as they lead their kids to God's awesomeness. | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook Matt Anderson Matt and his wife, Robin, have been leading in local church ministry for almost 25 years. They've served churches in Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Matt and Robin met in college, at Anderson University (Indiana). They love desert living with their three boys: Connor (2001), Calvin (2004), and Charlie (2010). Together, Matt and Robin love traveling to new places, exploring great restaurants, and long walks. Matt loves being outside - hiking, running, and golf. He's a fan of college sports (War Eagle!) and all things SEC even though they live in the southwest. Matt and Robin love being a part of the local church and God's mission to redeem and restore all people through the love of Jesus. Dallas dadAWESOME Meet-Up Join us at 7:30pm on Thursday, January 27th for the Dallas Area Meet-Up RSVP here Show Notes: 2:35 - Andy Stanley Quote: "Relationships are built on small, consistent deposits of time. You can't cram for what's most important. If you want to connect with your kids, you've got to be available consistently, not randomly" 3:18 - When it comes to parenting, you can't get near the end and just cram a bunch in and hope that it sticks. It's more about the long game... these little investments of time over time, which will pay off in the long haul." 4:02 - ... "his goal of parenting and what they kept in their minds was they wanted their kids to come home after they left home. They wanted their kids to have a relationship with them that they could invest over the long haul. 5:36 - "We would go away some summers for three weeks and no distractions out of town. So we're not here where work is calling and the different things are calling. And it was this summer rhythm that our kids grew to love and we grew to love because, I mean, uninterrupted, two to three weeks with your family in a place away from home, away from the normal, I would say that's one of the things I've been most thankful for..." 7:45 - Story of Matt's dad and his grandfather 9:34 - "I grew up without a grandfather on that side, and my dad never knew really the approval of his father that all of us need. I think we all need to know that our our fathers look at us and say, I approve of you. You know, I'm I'm proud of you. I love you. And so my dad intentionally because he didn't get that, did that with us. He he continually. We never we never doubted that our parents loved us." 11:35 - "I think we all grew up in an environment. We all grew up with a certain perspective. And if we're not intentional, we just repeat so many rhythms of our past, including the painful pieces that can can really hurt kids over time" 12:02 - Story of when Matt's parents divorced 13:33 - "For Robin and I, I think we've really said we're going to choose our family. You know, we we choose each other even in the difficult moments. Like I said, her and I are opposites, so we we see things very differently. Our perspective on parenting many times is very, very different. But we remind ourselves we're on the same team. At the end of the day, we've we've chosen each other and we're going to continue to choose each other and we're going to choose our family over just about everything else because we believe this is how God will be honored in our lives, in our kids lives. And so we just choose it. We make a decision to choose our family" 15:32 - "The the way that I was parenting my oldest was destroying our relationship mine and his relationship. And I remember sitting down as a hard conversation. I remember Robin saying to me, You're you're you're going to to ruin your relationship long term with Connor if you don't change some things." 16:06 - "Robin and I made a conscious decision to, in a sense, switch roles that was early high school with him, late middle school, early high school. I step back for more the authoritarian type role, and she stepped into that role and I stepped more into a relational role with him through that season." 17:11 - "I was the one always on him about homework, about tests that were coming up, even about sports, you know, practicing and all of those things. And I intentionally stepped back, disengaged from much of the homework discussion, much of the test discussion, not all of it. Like, I didn't become a hands off dad, but I step back, let her step into that role and I step more into the encouraging, just supportive. Anything I can help you with kind of a role. 18:35 - "my number one thing that I would coach on is what you are modeling is what they're going to repeat..." 21:29 - "kids need to see their dad's emotions. The gentle emotions that the the emotions of pain they need to see their dads cry at times and not in a in a fake way, but they need to see that we're emotional people." 23:59 - Normalizing conversation Message from Matt and Robin on Parenting 27:10 - You know, when's the right time? And we felt like in that fourth to fifth grade age range and in the sixth grade, they were going to start hearing plenty on intimacy and sex and all of that. And so we wanted to try to get on the front end of the conversation. 28:34 - "that's really our responsibility as we get to introduce our kids to God and the way that we parent. We're saying a lot. We're teaching our kids a lot about who their Heavenly Father is..." 29:01 - "Just be intentional. Don't just go with the flow. And Paul says this in Romans don't just go go with the flow of culture, because if you go with the flow of culture, you're going to end up in a broken place. So be intentional. Let God, you know, change you by transforming, by changing the way that you think. So be intentional. Open your mind to God's spirit. Be intentional in your parenting" 29:46 - "Just don't quit like it. The stakes are too high. Don't give up yet. Like, keep parenting, stay engaged. Parenting changes. You've got to change the way you parent when they get in middle school and high school. But don't don't quit parenting. Don't try to be a friend too early. The friendship will come later, which I'm finding is true as the kids get into. As my oldest is in college, we have this different kind of relationship that's more of a friendship, and I still get to mentor and parent in some ways, but it's so beautiful to see. Don't start too early. Like, stay in the game." 30:28 - Matt's Prayer Episode Links: https://mcdowell.church/ MESSAGE WITH THE PRACTICAL PARENTING TIPS Make a Donation to dadAWESOME Join the dadAWESOME Prayer Team https://dadawesome.org/tour/ Conversation Transcript Coming Soon!
By some estimates, the beloved hymn “Amazing Grace” is performed over 10 million times a year around the world. Imagine not being able to hear this sweet song! Losing the ability to hear, or being born deaf, is unimaginable for many of us who have never experienced hearing loss, but there are some surprising upsides to being differently-abled in this way. Deaf people develop keener senses of observation, touch, taste, and smell to compensate for their loss of hearing. What the hearing world may view as a loss, can lead to Sensory Superpowers for members of the deaf community. ASL, or American Sign Language, is an incredibly rich language, and it's the 6th most common language in the United States Statistics show deaf people are safer drivers due to their ability to focus on the visual aspects of driving, and actually live longer than hearing people. Ephesians 2:8–9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” Sometimes when we lose out on something, God's grace sweeps in to fill up that space with other beautiful blessings in amazing ways. Let's pray. Heavenly Father, sometimes we see differences as stumbling blocks, but your grace tells us otherwise. Help us to be noticers of where your grace shines a light in the lives of those around us, and to embrace the differences we encounter. Amen.
No mother should ever have to bury her child. Jenn Knight has been through the heartbreaking experience twice, all while suffering multiple forms of cancer due to a genetic mutation. But on today's episode, Jen speaks of angels—both the heavenly and the earthly kind. As she wrote on her blog, "The room sometimes feels crowded with others. ... I firmly believe that these spiritual wind gusts are ethereal angels God has sent to comfort and help us from the other side.” “I think there's a limit to how deeply we can really come to know the Savior if we're only identifying with him in our moments of peace and love, and happiness. The real grit of our discipleship is reaching out to him when we hit the bottom.” Show Notes 3:05- Necessity of Opposition 5:41- Unasked Prayers 9:13- Learning About Ourselves 11:32- Hallelujah 16:47- "Christ Is Not Far Distant" 22:20- The Cone 26:54- If Your Worst Fears Were True 29:19- Missionary Service-The Gospel in Action 32:16- Hope for a New Year 35:07- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As a young mom, Jessica Brite Peterson realized the light within her was on dim. In this interview, Jessica shares how she got the light back in her life and how you can do the same thing by figuring out what your gifts are, praying, and then simply starting. Jessica shares her testimony that every person has light to share and you will be full of the Spirit when you share your light. Journal Questions Jessica shared this quote from Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf: “Our loving Heavenly Father has not given us every answer. He expects us to figure out many things for ourselves. He expects us to believe even when it's difficult. He expects us to straighten our shoulders and develop a little resolve, a little backbone and take another step forward. That is the way we learn and grow. Would you honestly want everything spelled out in detail? Would you honestly want every question answered, every destination mapped out? I believe most of us would tire very quickly of this sort of heavenly micromanagement. We learn the most important lessons of life through experience.” What are you holding back on in your journey because you're afraid of making a mistake? How can you trust yourself and your Heavenly Parents and move forward in faith? What are your spiritual gifts? If you aren't sure, do what Jessica suggested. Get out a piece of paper and start writing out your gifts. What are the things you do without anyone reminding you? What are you good at? You can also ask the people closest to you what they think your gifts are and add their suggestions to your list. Read D&C 46 and your patriarchal blessing for more inspiration. Keep a running list of your own spiritual gifts. One of the things Jessica shared that I absolutely loved was this: “Breakdown brings the breakthrough.” Jessica shared that Heavenly Father wants to hear the hard stuff. We don't have to sugar coat our prayers to Him. We can go to Him with anything. Take some time to think about and maybe even journal the hard stuff in your life that's breaking you down. Then, go to Heavenly Father in prayer about it. Remember, it's OK for your prayer to feel messy or like a huge breakdown. After, write about the breakthroughs you feel as you pray, read scripture and ponder on your hard things. Episode Links Follow Jessica on Instagram: @jessicabritepeterson Join the Spiritually Minded Women email list and get access to my FREE resource library: spirituallymindedwomen.com/prayerjournal/ Follow Spiritually Minded Women on Instagram: @spirituallymindedwomen Watch the podcast on YouTube: Spiritually Minded Women channel Visit the website: spirituallymindedwomen.com
Cast your anxiety on your Heavenly Father who loves you.--------------------Real Life is a Christian church reaching the world for Jesus, one person at a time, in Moscow, ID. You can catch our services in-person or online every Sunday at 9 and 11 AM.Watch Live: liferotp.liveOnline Giving: liferotp.com/giveFacebook: facebook.com/liferotpInstagram: instagram.com/liferotp
Many people have been told that it is impossible to live a blameless or a life void of sin no matter if you are a Christian. I tend to disagree. However, I do agree that it is impossible to do it on your own merit or strength. A life yielded to the power of the Holy Spirit positions themselves to live a blameless life void of sin before God. On this episode we will discuss how to position our lives for Jesus to present us blameless one day before our Heavenly Father!!!God Bless!!!
Don't Miss This Podcast Show Notes Genesis 5; Moses 6: Here is what you have to look forward to this week: As You Journey Why Me? Believe and Become The Don't Miss This Newsletter including tips for kids, teens, couples and individuals can be found at: www.dontmissthisstudy.com Videos can be found on YouTube: Don't Miss This Emily Belle Freeman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilybellefreeman/ Instagram: @emilybellefreeman David Butler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrdavebutler/ Instagram: @mrdavebutler Come, Follow Me is a resource offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is designed to be used in the home to support personal and family scripture study to build faith in Heavenly Father and His plan of salvation and in the Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Come, Follow Me is self-contained and adequate, when used properly. Products and materials designed to supplement this resource, though they may be helpful in some instances, are not necessary for a successful home study program.
Was Satan really just an overprotective brother? Is there any chance he had our best interests at heart when he presented an alternative to Heavenly Father's plan? Find out in today's episode! Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821 And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS Music from bensound.com
Show Notes:What is it that you think is holding you back from your dreams? Maybe you think you don't make enough money, or you don't have the right connections, or maybe if you didn't have your health challenges, or didn't come from a broken home, or you hadn't messed up when you were younger, or...fill in the blank. You know what's funny about all of those things though? They're all just in our heads. Chances are you could change your life right now if you were ready and willing to really change. It could happen in a single moment and our guest today is living proof that that can happen to anyone because that's exactly what happened to him.Our guest today is Erik Allen. Erik is truly a man of integrity, work ethic and an overcomer. Growing up with a complicated childhood and broken home, to raising himself from the age of 14. Unfortunately finding trouble along the way while desperately trying to fill the gaping voids in his life. As a young man Erik found himself empty and tired of settling for less. After the feverish pursuit of the Holy Spirit, Erik decided to surrender and trust the one that would never let him down. Once Erik gave his life to Christ, his life completely turned around. He met a beautiful woman and a new chapter was written. Now, Erik and his wife of 16+ years and their two children live in Northern Idaho and live a humble and blessed life. Together they are breaking the cycles handed down to them of addictions, depression, abuse, and lies. They are leaving a new legacy for their next generation built on a biblical foundation. Along with being the sole provider for his family, Erik is an entrepreneur and avid MMA fan. Which he has created the best MMA podcast of the northwest. He believes in giving back and honoring those that have served our country. With his companies Top Rated MMA and The Erik Allen Show he is able to do just that. Erik might have been dealt a rough hand, but with the help of his Heavenly Father and a humble heart, Erik is taking each day as it comes and making it count. On the show today we discuss the following:Who is Erik and what does he do (3:26)Erik's childhood trauma and his turning point (4:26)The tools Eriks has found most helpful to work past his traumatic past (12:14)Erik's response to those who feel their past or current circumstances hold them back (17:01)Erik's morning routine - Gratitude and vision casting (27:00)Erik and his wife's legacy (37:30)What does it mean to Erik to be a Contender (43:39)How to learn more about Liz:Erik's Website: https://erikallenmedia.com/Erik's Full Story on Youtube: https://youtu.be/VQDrzVqm0IA Erik's Social Media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erikgallen/?hl=enLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikgallen/Additional Books, Individuals, or Items Discuss in the show:Jessie SetzlerSean Wayland3 Feet from Gold by Dr. Greg ReedProsperity CampThe Perfect day FormulaEd MylettContact the Host: email@example.comGiveaway: To get access for free to our Financial Freedom Path Finder Quiz and your own copies of your personalized bonuses, the Financial Freedom Path Education Cheat Sheet and the Financial Freedom Foundation Guide, enter your email at www.contenderswanted.com/freedom.
An anxiety checklist (get yours here), our three brains, "growing a set," hearing God speak and discerning His will, a one-on-one with a brave and hurting soul, finding your purpose, and best Scripture and journaling practices were on this week's book club agenda. Below is the audio from our meeting. Next week I hope to provide video, but this week's meeting showed a huge grid of participants that made it hard to follow, especially during the one-on-one. So only audio this week, and we'll try to provide video, too, next week. If you were left in the waiting room, I expected about half of those registered to show up (Surprise! It seems almost all of you did.), and the list of participants was so long, we did not see you there. We will do a better job next week of keeping an eye on the waiting room, but come early; we close the room at 6:35 CST. If you cannot find the Zoom links emailed to you at registration and again on Tuesday as a reminder, please check your spam folder. Everyone (but one, who registered under the wrong email address) found their Zoom emails there. See you tomorrow at 6:30 PM CST or via email next week! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show (earliest, from last post, to most recent), Rose C; James R; Paul D; Kara T; Mary-Cynthia P; Sally R; Maryann F; Christine S; Colleen S; Leticia S; Brenda P; Caitlyn T; Ingrid N; Lisa C!; Christine O; Cynthia H; Ro B; Katherine H; Marcie C; Lynne A; Marichelle R; Karen B; Ruth F; Christine McE; Hollie K; Stacie D; Cathy K; Diane F; Sue F; Brenda C; Maria A; Erica H; Meredith P; Kara R; Jeanne F; Joan T; and Stacie M, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja's method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.) O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Have you read the book? Have you listened to the Freedom from Anxiety podcast series? What did the first book club meeting add to your understanding? What has God said to you? What does He want you to do next? V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Heavenly Father, I ask that Your love flow upon me. May the Blood of Christ cover all wounds and restore all in me to wholeness and life. May the fire from Our Lady's heart now enter me and anoint everything with the Holy Spirit and blind Satan. May St. Joseph wrap me with blessings and peace, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + (Prayer for Inner Healing, Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, Fr. Ripperger) Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We're talking over on the Facebook page. Come chat with us.
0:00 - 3:21 Intro and The Fall3:21 - Transgression vs. Sin6:52 - Was there any goodness in Satan's desire to save all of God's children?14:38 - Spiritual Separation from God, The Atonement, Recognizing our mistakes17:20 - Cain's offering vs. Abel's offering - Why didn't God accept Cain's offering?19:38 - Enmity placed between Satan and The Seed of the Woman - Who would win the battle between You and Satan, Do we have the strength to face him alone?25:42 - I know not save The Lord commanded me.34:24 - Satan and the Serpent, subtle creatures.Bonus Material Discussion37:00 - What are we to make of Cain's curse to walk the earth until the Savior's return. Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yetti, Harry and the Hendersons and the couple of written accounts of members of the church having encounters with who could have been Cain himself. From Come Follow Me:At first, the story of the Fall of Adam and Eve might seem like a tragedy. Adam and Eve were cast out of the beautiful Garden of Eden. They were thrown into a world where pain, sorrow, and death are ever present (see Genesis 3:16–19). And they were separated from their Heavenly Father. But because of the truths restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith in the book of Moses, we know that the story of Adam and Eve is actually one of hope—and an essential part of God's plan for His children.The Garden of Eden was beautiful. But Adam and Eve needed something more than beautiful surroundings. They needed—and we all need—an opportunity to grow. Leaving the Garden of Eden was the necessary first step toward returning to God and eventually becoming like Him. That meant facing opposition, making mistakes, learning to repent, and trusting the Savior, whose Atonement makes possible progression and “the joy of our redemption” (Moses 5:11). So when you read about the Fall of Adam and Eve, focus not on the seeming tragedy but on the possibilities—not on the paradise Adam and Eve lost but on the glory their choice allows us to receive.#oldtestament #comefollowme #thechurchofjesuschristoflatterdaysaints #hearhim #cainandable #ourbrotherskeeper #lds #mormons #christians #whatdomormonsbelieve #whatdochristiansbelieve #bigfoot #sasquatch #mormonpodcast #christianpodcast #yetti #jesus #faithinchrist #creation #fruitoftree #treeof #knowledgeofgoodandevil #yallkeepontrivin #gospelgrowthandgoodtimes #saintsinthesouthSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/SaintsInTheSouth)
Scripture of the Day: Mark 11:24“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”Believe You ReceiveWe spent the last few days about how important it is for you to identify what you want, exactly, before you start to pray. We talked about the importance of knowing specific scriptures you can quote when confronted with a demonic attack. I want to look now, at receiving answers to your prayer requests to God for the things you want. You can do this by simply believing the scriptures and the prayers you said actually worked. Notice I used a past tense on worked. Not that “they will work.” Not that “they are going to work.” But, when you prayed – they WORKED. The job was done. “Well, brother bob, what if I don't see the results.” Let me ask you this. Are you saved? “YES” How do you know? “Well, Jesus said I was when I asked Him to forgive me and come into my heart…” Did you SEE any change your body? Did money start raining down from Heaven to help you financially? Did life suddenly become all sunshine and roses? “No – but it did get better over time…” EXACTLY! That is my point! YES – some people will see an immediate event or change. Someone they prayed for will instantly be healed. Someone you pray for to be healed will die. Did God answer your prayer? “No – they died…” But – where did they go? Once they died, where did they go? If they were Christians, they went to Heaven, right? So they have received a Glorified Body and they will never be sick again! “Yeah, but – I wanted them healed here…” First, “don't' Yeah, but – God. Ok. Second, what YOU want – was it backed up by scripture? Did you find a scripture that said, “So and so will be healed and stay here?” The answer is NO. “But I don't understand. You said to believe we receive and we could have it. I prayed and they died. I didn't get what I wanted for the answer.” This can quickly turn into a very indepth teaching…and I'm trying to keep this teaching short. We will go over this more in upcoming sessions. But let me say this… Notice what you just said in regards to this example. I wanted… I wanted them healed. Now, let's go back to our scripture references. Remember, we are focusing all of our requests on scripture, right? That is the purpose of this training. Matthew 6:32 says, “…your Heavenly Father knows you NEED all of these THINGS.” Ok. So there are THINGS YOU NEED. Notice that… He is telling us to ASK FOR THE THINGS WE NEED… He expects us to come to Him in prayer, in the Name of Jesus, and ASK FOR THE THINGS WE NEED… One more time… NEED. Notice the words you uses in the example I provided… WANTED. There is a difference between a NEED and a WANT. I want a million dollars. But do I NEED a million dollars? Or would $1,000 meet my need that I'm faced with right now? See the difference? In the example I used about praying for someone who was sick and they died and went to Heaven. They are healed in Heaven and never will be sick anymore. You said you WANTED them Healed. But did you NEED them healed? I'm not being cold and hard hearted here. Nobody wants a loved one to die. Even if they are 90 years old. Nobody wants that…but yet, these bodies and these lives are meant to terminate in the natural. Some in a matter of days, unfortunately and some many, many years later. That is why it is so important to get people born again and into the Kingdom of God and the Body of Christ. That is why it is so important for Christians to learn how to pray, what to pray and when to pray. If you were shooting cocaine for 30 years and then, on your death bed, become a Christian and ask God to heal you – can He? Yes. He can. WILL HE? Maybe…if there is a mission you can accomplish for Him. But what is the most likely outcome? Your body, due to...
One thing that a lot of my clients are struggling with or have struggled with in the past is one or more of their children questioning and/or leaving the church. It's so easy to let our fears take over in this situation- What if they live a life full of misery? What if we don't get to be together forever as a family? While we can't predict the outcome, we do know that Heavenly Father has a perfect plan for each one of us. And in the meantime, I have a few tips that can significantly ease the burden you may feel you are carrying. 1. Instead of panicking and believing that everything has gone wrong, trust in Heavenly Father and His perfect plan. He's got this! Choose faith of fear. 2. You may be tempted to make this about you. 'What did I do wrong?', etc. But it doesn't have to be about you! Try taking this time to focus on your child. Make a real effort to understand them and strengthen your connection with them. 3. Rather than constantly trying to teach and voice your opinion (*cough* lecturing *cough*), focus on your testimony. This is a great opportunity to grow your own faith, and then model it for your child! Just remember that nothing has gone wrong here. And if you're going through this particular trial, come join me and a few others in my first ever small coaching group! You'll have a tribe of women who are going through it right alongside you. You'll learn valuable tools to help you throughout your life and receive personalized coaching! Click here and choose "small group info" to schedule a free call with me for more information. But act fast, because registration closes next week!
Defeating the Enemy Within, sounds easy doesn't it? But so often our worst enemy can be ourselves! What we speak over ourselves, what we confess, what we fear and in all honesty whatever we begin to believe contrary to the word of God can be a self dug grave to our demise. It's time to change our heart and weed out all lies and deceit believed within us returning to a sure foundation of Christ Jesus himself. Depart slavery and come home to Sonship to our Heavenly Father. Thank you for tuning in and don't forget to subscribe to go On-Demand.
In the scriptures we are taught to “be still,” (Doctrine and Covenants 101:16) and “not to run faster than we have strength” (Mosiah 4:27), but also to be “anxiously engaged in a good cause” (Doctrine and Covenants 58:27–28) and to “serve God with all our heart, might, mind, and strength” (Doctrine and Covenants 4). As busy Latter-day Saint women, how do we balance this seemingly contradictory counsel, allowing ourselves stillness and rest while also engaging with all our hearts in the work of salvation? In this episode, psychologist and author Carrie Skarda teaches how practicing mindfulness can help us develop a more healthy and joyful rhythm between stillness and busyness, while also strengthening our relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and improving our prayer and other religious practices. With beautiful examples from the life of Jesus Christ and using helpful visual imagery, Carrie teaches the ways God invites us to stop or pause, spend quiet moments with Him, and be nurtured and guided by the Spirit to better discern our priorities. Resources: Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay Chapter 4 “Elements of Worship” https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/teachings-david-o-mckay/chapter-4?lang=eng
0:00 - 2:00 - Intro2:00 - God's Council and Creation10:45 - Creation from organized matter - 2nd law of Thermo-Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics18:30 - All materials and substance created for the use of the earth - Are we and can we ever be over populated23:30 - Sabbath Day - Career planning around the Sabbath Day - 40:00 - end of the Come Follow Me Episode and beginning of Bonus Material DiscussionFrom Come Follow Me Curriculum Manual:Because the world around us is so beautiful and majestic, it is hard to imagine the earth when it was “without form, and void,” “empty and desolate” (Genesis 1:2; Abraham 4:2). One thing the Creation story teaches us is that God can make something magnificent out of something unorganized. That's helpful to remember when life seems chaotic. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are Creators, and Their creative work with us is not finished. They can make light shine in dark moments in our lives. They can form solid ground in the midst of life's stormy seas. They can command the elements, and if we obey Their word like the elements did, They can transform us into the beautiful creations we were meant to be. That's part of what it means to be created in God's image, after His likeness (see Genesis 1:26). We have the potential to become like Him: exalted, glorified, celestial beings.#comefollowme #ldspodcast #christianpodcast #oldtestamentpodcast #faithinchrist #oldtestament #genesis #creation #moses #abraham #sabbathday #asignuntothee #followhim #Thechurchofjesuschristoflatterdaysaints #mormonbeliefs #christianbeliefs #mormonsandchristians #yallkeeponstrivn #holybibleSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/SaintsInTheSouth)
Don't Miss This Podcast Show Notes Genesis 3-4; Moses 4-5: Here is what you have to look forward to this week: Dumpster Diving There was a Second Tree The Snake Crusher Prophecy The Don't Miss This Newsletter including tips for kids, teens, couples and individuals can be found at: www.dontmissthisstudy.com Videos can be found on YouTube: Don't Miss This Emily Belle Freeman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilybellefreeman/ Instagram: @emilybellefreeman David Butler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrdavebutler/ Instagram: @mrdavebutler Come, Follow Me is a resource offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is designed to be used in the home to support personal and family scripture study to build faith in Heavenly Father and His plan of salvation and in the Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Come, Follow Me is self-contained and adequate, when used properly. Products and materials designed to supplement this resource, though they may be helpful in some instances, are not necessary for a successful home study program.
In Mark 12, Jesus was asked which of the ten commandments was most important. His reply surprised them: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.” What is the first key phrase in this passage? The action verb Jesus began with? LOVE - Love the Lord … your God. We have to start with the very personal question: How much do I love God? How do we love God with all our hearts, souls, and minds with all of our strength?Jesus showed us a road map in this passage. There are four quadrants mapped out of our being that Jesus mentioned here: Heart, Soul, Mind, and strength. We start with getting present with God - just me and Him - getting still. It is the premise of what we do here every day. We do this by breathing and getting still. Notice the passage starts with internal, intimate things - not intellectual things like the mind. It begins with our heart and soul. The order to this is critical We start by paying attention to our heart - what is going on inside. Approaching God as a child with all our feelings, failures and desires and bringing it to Him. Then we focus on our Soul by getting still and allowing His presence to speak to our inner being - without words. Only then do we engage our mind by taking in what God is saying. Lastly, our strength, what we do with encountering God. These are the steps Jesus laid out to love him wholly. Listen again to Jesus words. ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.” Start, as Jesus said, with our heart -our feelings, then move to our soul - experiencing God in stillness caring for the deepest part of us, then move to feeding our minds by taking in what he is saying and then, and only then should we move forward in strength Knowing the source. What part of the four quadrants do you struggle to let be known by God? Heart, soul, mind, strength? These are all connected. Your heart matters—your soul matters. Your mind matters. What you do matters. But the order matters most. Can you allow God to love you today? Can you let him know more of you this next year? As you ruminate on those feelings, let's take some slow deep breaths once again. Let's pray together: “Heavenly Father, thank You for taking all of the laws and simply telling us to love You with all we have, through a relationship with Jesus. Today, I seek Your balance. I give you my heart. My mind. My thoughts. My attitude. My spirit. My being. All that I have for all that You are. As above, so below.”
Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known chapters in the Bible. We hear these words read in so many settings. But in this beautiful poetry by the shepherd-turned-king David, he speaks of God the Father as his Shepherd and relates life to what he offers his own flock. Listen with your heart, and hear about the life that God offers you, just as he did David … The Lord is my Shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. (NLT) A significant part of finding balance in our spiritual lives is found in the first verse: “The Lord is my Shepherd. I have all that I need.” When we can arrive at the place where He is truly all that we need to sustain our lives when we find our dependence entirely on Him, then we can find rest, our strength can be renewed, we can learn what it means not to be afraid, we can believe that His goodness and mercy is alive in our lives. Focus on your breathing in and out, close your eyes, and listen intently to this version of Psalm 23 God, my Shepherd! I don't need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, You find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I'm not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty Shepherd's crook makes me feel secure. You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing. Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I'm back home in the house of God for the rest of my life. (MSG) The first version we read, the New Living, placed the text on what God will do for us in the future. The Message placed the text in the present, what He does for us. The reality is that both are true. What else do you need besides God? Could you use some time in a lush meadow? Beside a quiet pool? Time to catch your breath so you can head in the right direction? God is ready to meet your every need. Breathe deep … take in His truth today … then slowly exhale and let go of yesterday, the past. Move into the balance God offers you in this new day. Let's pray together: “Heavenly Father, thank You for offering all I need. Forgive me when I focus on all I want, especially those things that are outside of Your will. Lead me, Lord. I want to be able to say that, in You, I don't need anything or anyone else. As above, so below.”
Today, our Scripture focus will be on two of Paul's prayers found in the book of Ephesians. First, listen to Ephesians 1. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Spiritual growth brings wisdom, insight, knowledge, hope, understanding, all from the same power that raised Christ from the dead. Which of those qualities do you feel you are growing in? Which do you want God to increase in you? Now, listen to Paul's prayer in chapter 3 I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Because you are in the family of God, these prayers are also for you. Specifically, what do these words from this passage mean to you personally - From his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Unlimited resources - absorb that fact. He will empower you with inner strength - can you claim that today? Let's pray together: “Heavenly Father, thank You that You alone offer me every good thing I need in this life. Help me to know how wide, how long, how high, and how deep Your love is. I want to experience Your love and the fullness You offer me. As above, so below.”
Today, we will return to Ephesians again. Ephesians 4 Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. And “don't sin by letting anger control you.” Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Paul offered a list of contrasts to balance, usher in new life, and get rid of our old life. The image is much like taking off an old, dirty set of clothes and putting on a brand-new outfit. Listen to his words again in this way … Take off lying and put on truth Take off stealing and put on sharing Take off discouragement and put on encouragement Take off bitterness and put on forgiveness Take off rage and put on kindness Take off anger and put on compassion Which of these have never been an issue for you? Which have been a problem in the past? And which may be a struggle today? Some of these are an easy 'change of clothes', while some may be tougher. Listen to the opening of this passage to be reminded of how we are to accomplish these more challenging changes. Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Let's pray together: “Heavenly Father, Thank You for all the things You have helped me to change, to take off. Thank You for the new that You have allowed me to experience. Help me to keeping transforming, changing into Your image. As above, so below.”
We talked about Psalm 23 and David calling God the Good Shepherd this week. Today, we look at where Jesus called His followers sheep. This is one of the most intriguing passages of Scripture because the heart of God is made very clear as to what He cares about and what gets His attention. Mathew 25 “But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.' “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?' “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!' We don't have to complicate things with religion or laws or rules or theology or any of the divisive issues that have hurt the church for thousands of years. We can simply agree that God would have us feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, help the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and help those in prison. The bottom line: see those who the world does not. Take care of those the world will not. Love those the world says are unlovable. Just like Jesus. Who in your life do you find unlovable in this moment? Listen again to Jesus's final words of this passage ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!' Let's pray together: “Heavenly Father, help me to see those You see, hear those You hear, and help those You point me toward. Keep me from religion and lead me deeper into a relationship with You. As above, so below.”
Part one of "Leaving Smallville" monthly series. Pastor Richard begins the new year with a theme talking about BREAKING LIMITATIONS. What you see as LIMITATIONS today, your Heavenly Father sees as stepping stones our of SMALLVILLE!
As we turn the page from one year to the next, it is important to pause and take the opportunity to evaluate where we have come from and where we are going. We don't really have the power in ourselves to make the necessary changes that will make this coming year any different than the previous years. It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit within us that we can truly change to be able to fully realize all the potential that our Heavenly Father created within us when He brought us forth. David asked for God to CREATE a new heart within him and not take the Holy Spirit from him in Psalm 51 - He knew what was necessary for him to actually be able to change his life around. Can it be any different for us today? Produced by – Steve Rees – Harpist If you like what you hear please subscribe: www.youtube.com/peregrinnatti To find us on Social Media: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/peregrinnatti Calming Harp Page: https://www.facebook.com/Calming-Harp… If you would like to write a testimony of how this music has helped you email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org To purchase CDs and MP3s go to our website: https://calmingharp.com/ To donate to the ministry of the Calming Harp: https://calmingharp.com/marketplace Steve Rees has been producing Harp Music from the Psalms of David for the past 20 years. He has discovered a connection between the Hebrew text of the Psalms and music notes that develop into chord progressions that form the basis for musical compositions that have been appreciated by thousands of followers. We invite you to join the many lives that have been positively affected by this wonderful music.
It is time this very minute, and we are living in it. Time to set our timers and pray for the minute. This podcast encourages us to stop for a minute and, now, in the presence of our Heavenly Father—with praise and prayer—worship Him in Jesus' name and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Christmas Story sheds so much light on how deeply our Heavenly Father wants to enter in and heal what's troubling us most in life. We'll see that when we learn to rely on God in the midst of adversity, a faith is built within us that God can use to help change the world around us.
Spending time with people we love is a valuable gift however, there are those who have no family, difficult relationships, or other circumstances. Regardless of your family situation, your Heavenly Father loves you and invites you to be a part of His family where you can experience a genuine sense of belonging and security. For more information about Bill Wiese and Soul Choice Ministries please visit us at: https://soulchoiceministries.org/ You can find more of Bill's teachings at: BillWieseTV-YouTube
Episode 113-Embrace Hope I'm looking towards 2022 with the desire to embrace hope! Last week we talked about some emotions that may have become core issues. These are holding us back from being all in with God. Some of these are hatred, overwhelm, procrastination and exhaustion. Altogether the first letters of these words spell HOPE. And oddly enough so do the first letters of the core truths that we need in order to put these issues to rest and embrace hope. Hope is not wishful thinking, like I hope I win the lottery! Hope is the secure belief that all God has promised us in this life and beyond will be fulfilled. There is only one place that is secure enough to place our hope and that is in our Heavenly Father. This is the last podcast of 2021 and my special offer for Overcomers Academy ends on Dec. 31. Overcomers Link: https://teresashieldsparker.com/overcomers/
Are you having trust issues? Has your faith become dull? Isn't it barely there? Is it there but wavering? Or are you done with it? Why not start the New Year with giving Childlike faith a chance? Join us as we watch Vanessa with her daughter Halo ushering the New Year in for us! Short, sweet and so wonderful! Lord, help us to have faith like this precious little one. Trusting you with your direction and instruction. And help us to recognize you as the loving Heavenly Father you are. Help us to live, let go and let God.
Yes! You are in! As 2022 fast approaches, this is always a natural time of year where we reflect and start setting goals. Many call them 'New Year's Resolutions' and they will crash and burn before January is even done. Why? Well, I love that question. That is exactly what this episode tackles. You ready to get stronger? Here is your 'Play of the Day'. Perfect timing. Here you go...Thank you Pastor Rick for that latest. Did you dig that one like me? If it resonates, you are driven, at least for the moment, to do more in your life in 2022. Check out Daily Hope's latest series. That excerpt came from 'Pastor Rick's Daily Hope', entitled "Setting Personal Goals by Faith, Part 1" published on the 27th of December, 2021.If you have been following FriDudes for a while, then you know why that 'Play of the Day' impacts big time. We call them 'affirmations' in the Faith business. For you the listener, you are not listening to this by accident. Do you really think God wants you coasting through life? Of course not. This life is a gift. Each day is a gift and opportunity to rise above. Of course, some days are sucky. Some are horrific. Yet, you are still alive. You are here. Listening to this right now. You may be depressed. You may be beat up. You may feel hopeless. Or maybe you are "good". Regardless, you absolutely have room for improvement. How do I know that? Check Rom 3:23. So for you in the 'sucky' part of life. You want out? Of course you do. If life is 'good', I bet you are in the comfort zone. Comfort zone = the fade zone. You are fading in parts of your life and you may not even realize it until you get blindsided with a heart attack or finding out someone has chosen to stop loving you. Brutal? Yeah, we don't sugar coat here. Some of you need tough love. Truth, we all need tough love at times. Most important, many of us are not checking these goals with our Heavenly Father. Our creator. The One that gave us the gift of life and wired us for a purpose. No wonder why most of us are depressed. No meaning = no Hope. Meaning = Hope. In order to have accountability, you actually need to write things down, review just about everyday with God and share with a few trusted Brothers or Sisters (in return, they will do the same with you). You'll need some tools and motivation. So next, check out the rest of Daily Hope's "Faith and Goals series". Then check out GtSurf.org aka GcrossSurf. For now, it is still free if your church is signed up OR you simply go through FriDudes.com. Hit us up at the 'Contact Us Page' write 'GcrossSurf' in the header and we'll equip you. If you don't have a small group, we'll get you in one that will empower you and build you up just like 1 Thes 5:11. So Happy New Year to you. Maybe this is the fire needed to be lit under your butt. Whether is it January or July when you are listening to this, welcome to a new day for the rest of your life. No matter how you started your life...finish strong! Now go, pray about your goals and purpose, check it with God, write them down, don't be afraid to make changes, live the rest of your life with Purpose as your creator designed for you so long ago. Phil 4:11 is possible. Doubt me? Just keep going to Phil 4:13.
Deb Weakly reminds us that Jesus is the one who makes things new, not our resolutions and strivings. Will you surrender to your Heavenly Father today?“But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?" Isaiah 43:18-19 NLT
WELCOME TO THE OLD TESTAMENT!!! It's finally here!!! We are so excited to study Come, Follow Me with you this year and dive into the Old Testament, which might be our favorite book… This is a book that some people find hard to understand, overwhelming, and filled with strange themes. Our goal is to help you fall in love with the Old Testament this year. This week in Come, Follow Me we will be studying Moses 1 and Abraham 3. Here is what you have to look forward to: That Inestimable Treasure Your Great Work for this Year A Covenant Story We are about to simplify your study of the Old Testament in a way that will bring it all to life AND make it easier to understand. We created an interactive timeline to help you. This study help is free and available to everyone who is signed up for the newsletter. You can sign up for our newsletter at www.dontmissthisstudy.com … This free download includes two parts: the black and white timeline and a pdf of the colored pieces for each week Download the Timeline and timeline pieces here: THE INTERACTIVE OLD TESTAMENT TIMELINE (black and white) THE WEEKLY TIMELINE PIECES (full color) BEGIN by printing the timeline. It is designed to be a 2X3 engineer print. Most copy shops can print this size. Ask for it to be printed black and white. You may want to have the timeline dry mounted or laminated to give it more structure. Perhaps you will hang it in your home, in the place where you do your study, or maybe you will pull it out each week for your lesson. If you live in UTAH COUNTY you can go to Pioneer Party in Lehi. They have the files on hand, and can print out everything for you. NEXT, print the colored pieces you will attach to the timeline week by week. The pieces are included in the full color pdf. You can print the pages at home or at the copy shop. They print out on 8.5X11 paper. NOW, cut out the colored pieces for the timeline. You can do this all at once at the beginning or the year, or each week as you move through each lesson. You might want to keep the pieces in an envelope so you know where to find them. EACH WEEK for the next 52 weeks, our newsletter will tell you which piece to place onto your timeline. The spaces on the timeline are numbered 1-52 according to the lesson they correspond with that week. We will put a picture of the correct piece in the newsletter every week, so you will know exactly which one to use. Heartfelt thanks to our friend, Eva Timothy, who created the art specifically for this project. You can find more of her work at www.evatimothy.com. We can't wait for the Old Testament Study to begin!!! As we add new products you will be able to find them here: DMT OLD TESTAMENT desbook.com/dontmissthis This is the last week of ADVENT. It's not too late to join… you can download the names of Christ advent PDF on Deseret Book's website UNDER THE DESCRIPTION for the Immanuel Wreath. If you are having a hard time locating it, try clicking on the names of Christ advent below. IMMANUEL WREATH https://deseretbook.com/p/12-in-imman... NAMES OF CHRIST ADVENT PDF https://static1.squarespace.com/stati... Come, Follow Me is a resource offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is designed to be used in the home to support personal and family scripture study to build faith in Heavenly Father and His plan of salvation and in the Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Come, Follow Me is self-contained and adequate, when used properly. Products and materials designed to supplement this resource, though they may be helpful in some instances, are not necessary for a successful home study program.
Fr. Angelus Montgomery, CFR, a Loras College alumnus ('07) and dynamic preacher, speaker and EWTN show co-host. Fr. Angelus began to sense the call to priesthood in his junior year of college and eventually felt attracted to the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a religious order founded by the late Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR. After entering the community and given his new name in religious life, now Fr. Angelus was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York in May 2018.Fr. Angelus and his brother have reached out to millennials through their “Icons Spotlight” television program on EWTN and the internet, and a radio show, “Icons Impact” which airs in New Jersey and other states. Together with a Franciscan confrere, they began co-hosting EWTN's “Sunday Night Prime” this past year, succeeding Fr. Groeschel.Host: Mario CostabileCohost: Dr. David Hajduk, Ph.d.
Don't Miss This Podcast Show Notes Genesis 1-2; Moses 2-3; Abraham 4-5: Here is what you have to look forward to this week: Assume the Best You are already Good The glimpse of a Heavenly Mother Becoming a Magic Maker The Don't Miss This Newsletter including tips for kids, teens, couples and individuals can be found at: www.dontmissthisstudy.com Videos can be found on YouTube: Don't Miss This Emily Belle Freeman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilybellefreeman/ Instagram: @emilybellefreeman David Butler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrdavebutler/ Instagram: @mrdavebutler Come, Follow Me is a resource offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is designed to be used in the home to support personal and family scripture study to build faith in Heavenly Father and His plan of salvation and in the Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Come, Follow Me is self-contained and adequate, when used properly. Products and materials designed to supplement this resource, though they may be helpful in some instances, are not necessary for a successful home study program.
Christmas is all about Jesus, but did you know His revolutionary life was powered by a Father who never wanted to be without you? Mike shares the story of the situation surrounding the Son of God at His birth as a parallel to our world today in search of restoration.
Scripture For Today:Luke 19:46“It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be a house of prayer'; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.'” The Last Will and Testament pt 2Yesterday, we looked at “our inheritance” through our Salvation in Christ. I talked about, in the natural, when some is preparing to die, they usually will leave a “Will.” And the legal name for that document is the “Last Will and Testament of” that person. It is a legal document and has the full power and effect of enforcing that persons desires that will take place after their death. Hebrews 9:15-17 discuss what a “will” actually is and what it does. “For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. In the case of a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it, because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living.” The testament or “Will” specifies WHO RECEIVES WHAT… And a Will cannot be made if the person who wants to leave it does not have anything worth having a Will for. Amen! Only someone who is leaving some sort of “legacy” will have a Will. It will deal with something of value that the person writing Will wants to make sure will be passed along to the designated person. That means, for every Will – there MUST BE a “testator” (or someone who wrote the Will)… Jesus IS the “New Testament.” It is HIS WILL. He has a GREAT LEGACY to pass on to others. Amen! The most important Legacy of Jesus is the FORGIVENESS of our sins. That is the first and foremost component of the Will of Jesus. Erasing forever the division between us and God. Sin divides and separates us from God. Jesus' legacy is the FOREGIVENESS of the sin that eternally separates us from our Heavenly Father. There is no greater legacy that could ever be left to any human being! If you do not have this promise from Jesus as YOUR legacy, as YOUR inheritance – when you close your eyes in death, there is still that separation between you and God. And it will be too late to bridge that gap. You will be forever separated from God. And that would not be a pleasurable inheritance at all. But the Legacy of Jesus has passed on to us the forgiveness of sins and the promise that HE is the mediator between us and God. And God has agreed to forgive the sins of every person who believes on Jesus. Amen. We will take it up here again tomorrow. Let's Pray! Please subscribe to this podcast, leave us a quick 5 star review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow and be sure to visit our website for more information on our ministry: https://podcastersforchrist.com/ (https://podcastersforchrist.com). And while you are at the website, download the free resource I have for you… it is free and is called, “How to Start a Christian Podcast.” It will bless you – go and download it today. You can also WATCH these session on our Facebook Playlist at this link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtKWeKtmv-BwgkquBTsSh-GznbmuUp_R2 (https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtKWeKtmv-BwgkquBTsSh-GznbmuUp_R2)
Eric Huntsman had an opportunity some of us only dream of—spending Christmas in the Holy Land. A former teacher at the BYU Jerusalem Center, Huntsman gives listeners an idea of what Christmastime in the Holy Land was like for him and his family. He also helps us dig deeper into some of the characters and traditions we celebrate at Christmas, and shares how autism has forever changed and blessed his family's holiday season. "Christmas is a lot of fun. And we do get gifts and we do get joy giving gifts but that's just because we're following the pattern of the Magi and others who are trying to give gifts to the Baby Jesus. But most of all, 'God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son.'" Show Notes 3:22- Christmas in Bethlehem 14:26- The Mother of a Special Son 18:49- Joseph 23:11- Simeon and Anna 29:39- Sadness at Christmas 31:42- Christmas Traditions 36:00- Music at Christmas 38:57- Autism and the Holidays Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sometimes it's easiest to see our human idiosyncracies in other people. Take a toddler, for instance. The little one may be despairing over the toy...or the cookie...he can't have – until daddy walks through the door, home from work. Suddenly, his focus changes and his little world is all about dad. Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie points out, when our love and focus is on our Heavenly Father, we won't despair for the things of this world. View and subscribe to Pastor Greg's weekly notes. --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, discover the four steps to meeting your own needs. I'm sharing why relying on other people to meet our needs is a losing battle, and why even though our needs are complicated and difficult to manage sometimes, they're an incredible gift from Heavenly Father. Get full show notes and more information here: https://jodymoore.com/334