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Life Over Coffee is the podcast where you receive practical answers to some of life's most complex questions.

Life Over Coffee is the podcast where you receive practical answers to some of life's most complex questions.
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Life Over Coffee is the podcast where you receive practical answers to some of life's most complex questions.

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English

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Episodes

Ep. 206 A Media Platform Banned Our Content for a Violation

9/16/2019
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Shows Main Idea – One of the media platforms where we publish our resources is Medium. Recently they sent us an email to inform us that we violated their policies by posting one of our articles. This type of ban is not the first time that our content did not meet the cultural standards, and it won’t be the last. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-206-a-media-platform-banned-our-content-for-a-violation/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to...

Duration:00:22:07

Ep. 205 From Chaos to Order: the Powerful Word of God

9/9/2019
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Shows Main Idea – The Bible is a potent transformative book. Not only is it a mirror that shows you your life, but it takes any person from their chaotic state, reorients them by the gospel and brings order into their lives. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-205-from-chaos-to-order-the-powerful-word-of-god/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you...

Duration:00:21:55

Ep. 204 Sticks, Stones, and Words Will Hurt You

9/2/2019
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Shows Main Idea – From the President of the United States to the church attendee, everyone is weaponizing their words, seemingly. We can use our communication to hurt or heal; we have a choice of how we assemble and deploy our words. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-204-sticks-stones-and-words-will-hurt-you/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or...

Duration:00:21:33

Ep. 203 Your Example Has More Impact Than Your Teaching

8/26/2019
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Teaching is a vital aspect of our lives. Without sound teaching, how shall we know God’s directives and desires for us? But did you know that there is a more powerful shaping influence in your life? The things that had the most impact on your life came from the words and actions of others, not primarily from their teaching. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-203-your-example-has-more-impact-than-your-teaching/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free...

Duration:00:30:00

Ep. 202 The Reason I’m No Longer Part of the IABC

8/19/2019
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Shows Main Idea – The International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC) is a counseling organization that began in 1988. I have been part of this organization, off and on, since about 2002. I am no longer associated with them, which I’m explaining why in this podcast. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-202-the-reason-im-no-longer-part-of-the-iabc/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member...

Duration:00:19:03

Ep. 201 Comparing Authoritarian and Delegating Church Models

8/12/2019
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Shows Main Idea – What leadership style is your local church? Two options are the authoritarian church model where everything runs through the pastor, and another is the delegating philosophy where the church members receive envisioning and equipping to lead in prominent areas. Neither model has to be wrong, only different. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-201-comparing-authoritarian-and-delegating-church-models/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide...

Duration:00:18:21

Ep. 200 Why Loneliness Is More Painful Than Being Alone

8/5/2019
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Shows Main Idea – Christ would remove Himself from the crowds to be alone. Sometimes being by yourself is great for your soul. But being alone is different from loneliness. To be lonely is feeling isolated and incarcerated, even in the middle of one-thousand people. Mercifully, the Lord gave us an answer to the problem of loneliness. Show Notes:https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-200-why-loneliness-is-more-painful-than-being-alone/ Will you help us so we can continue to...

Duration:00:21:06

Ep. 199 The Battle of the Mind Post Adultery and Divorce

7/29/2019
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Shows Main Idea – Few battles are more complex than the double-whammy of finding out your spouse committed adultery and is filing for divorce. Each event sends the soul to dire places, but when both of them happen in succession, your compass is spinning, and God is hard to understand. My friend asked me for advice because he was on the losing end of this tragedy. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-199-the-battle-of-the-mind-post-adultery-and-divorce/ Will you help...

Duration:00:19:10

Ep. 198 The Positive Side of Sharing Your Story with Others

7/22/2019
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Shows Main Idea – Mailbag: In your podcast, you talked about not mapping your experience over someone to where you’re no longer helping them because you made it all about you. How do you walk that fine line between mapping your experience over others, and giving more personalized, precise soul care rooted in your similar experiences? I mean, we do have a story that God is writing. How can we use it for His fame and the benefit of others? Show Notes:...

Duration:00:18:38

Ep. 197 Grandparents Export Themselves to the Next Generation

7/15/2019
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Shows Main Idea –The fallout of fatherlessness and dysfunctional womanhood is at an all-time high. Children and grandchildren no longer have biblical templates for what manhood and womanhood should be. And there is an older generation that does know what it means to be a man or woman in God’s world. We call them grandparents. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-197-grandparents-export-themselves-to-the-next-generation/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide...

Duration:00:22:33

Ep. 196 Understanding the Exhausting Work of Being a Pastor

7/8/2019
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Shows Main Idea – There are many hard jobs, and I'm sure if I asked you to give me your list of the most difficult ones, you would do so readily. But I doubt that many Christians would list pastoring as one of the most complex and exhausting jobs that you could have. And the reason is that they don't understand why it's so hard. In this podcast, I'm going to pull back the curtain and let you peek into the complexity of pastoring. Show Notes:...

Duration:00:21:56

Ep. 195 Five Reasons a Husband Won’t Lead His Wife

7/1/2019
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Shows Main Idea – The hierarchy in the home does not mean the “person at the top” is superior in every way. Structure within the marriage and family is a coherent means of providing order and logic within the structure. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-195-five-reasons-a-husband-wont-lead-his-wife/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make...

Duration:00:18:51

Ep. 194 The Cyclic Effect of Cynicism, and the Cure

6/24/2019
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Shows Main Idea – When disappointments accumulate in a person’s life, there is a strong temptation to give up. But more than giving up, the disappointed soul becomes bitter, suspicious, and even hostile toward the hope of a better kind of life. The Christian cynic does not hope but wallows under the negative waves that roll over them. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-194-the-cyclic-effect-of-cynicism-and-the-cure/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide...

Duration:00:21:50

Ep. 193 Our 12-Step Program Could Change Your Life Forever

6/18/2019
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Shows Main Idea – Our all-online Mastermind Program is not what you think it is. Perhaps you believe it’s to teach you how to counsel biblically. Maybe you think it’s to help you to be a better person. Both of those things are true, but it’s more than that. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-193-our-12-step-program-could-change-your-life-forever/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:20:00

Ep. 192 Sixteen Questions to Examine Your Generosity

6/10/2019
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Shows Main Idea – I’m not a fan of the tithe/tithing language in our Christian culture because the Bible does not teach that Christians should give ten percent of their income. But how do you know if a person is a generous giver? I have sixteen questions that will help you examine where you stand with money. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-192-sixteen-questions-to-examine-your-generosity/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world?...

Duration:00:18:59

Ep. 191 Three Vital Keys for Leading a Small Group

6/3/2019
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Shows Main Idea – Small groups have been popular for several decades in our local churches, and there are different kinds of them, which is excellent. In this podcast, I am going to address how to build a dynamic discipleship group that focuses on sanctification. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-191-three-vital-keys-for-leading-a-small-group/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:19:01

Ep. 190 Why You Need to Understand Positioning Marketing

5/27/2019
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“Positioning” is the process of understanding what already resonates in a person’s thinking and then connecting (or positioning) your product or idea into the mind of that person. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-190-why-you-need-to-understand-positioning-marketing/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring...

Duration:00:18:26

Ep. 189 Helping Someone Break Free from Fear

5/20/2019
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Shows Main Idea – Fear is a typical “fallen problem” for all of us. Born in Adam, we come into the world crippled by shame, guilt, and fear. Without the restorative help and power of the gospel, our Adam fallenness will metastasize until hopelessness takes over the hurting soul. In this podcast, I’m providing you with vital insight to help any person struggling this way. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-189-helping-someone-break-free-from-fear/ Will you help us...

Duration:00:22:07

Ep. 188 The Vital Importance of the Counseling Window

5/13/2019
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Shows Main Idea – Biblical counseling is formulaic in many people’s minds. What I mean is that the conventional thought is that if you can get a person to a counselor, the counselee will change. This idea is not necessarily accurate; transformation depends on several things happening while the counselee is inside the counseling window. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-188-the-vital-importance-of-the-counseling-window/ Will you help us so we can continue to...

Duration:00:19:26

Ep. 187 Is Depression a Sin When Others Abuse You?

5/6/2019
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The question that I’m posing in the title of this podcast has several layers, and it’s vital that you move slowly and think deeply about my response to this common struggle. If you understand this problem biblically, it will serve you personally, as well as those within your sphere of care. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-187-is-depression-a-sin-when-others-abuse-you/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a...

Duration:00:26:40