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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. 172 Seven Ways to Find Help

1/14/2019
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Shows Main Idea – Our ministry works hard at serving folks who have real-life questions, situational difficulties, personal problems, and relational challenges. Because helping people is vital to us, we are always praying, discerning, strategizing, and changing so we can meet them with practical, Christ-centered solutions. Here are seven ways that we accomplish our passion for serving the body of Christ. Show Notes:...

Duration:00:18:57

Ministering to One Another Should Be Supreme

1/7/2019
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Shows Main Idea – Rick preached this powerful message at Grace and Truth Community Church in Delaware. He was encouraging that body to be more intentional in their soul care endeavors. He said during the message that “the Bible calls you to live differently from relationships. The Bible calls you to be intentionally intrusive in people’s lives so Jesus Christ can transform both of you.” You may listen to the entire sermon. Show Notes:...

Duration:01:02:54

Ep. 170 Learning to Trust God While Caring for Others

12/31/2018
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Shows Main Idea – I was supervising one of our Mastermind students, and she was sharing about how she struggles with speaking the truth to those folks that she disciples. Her concern was that she might say the wrong things to the person, which could lead to hurting the individual. I made a mindmap for her, which served as an outline to think about this issue. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-170-learning-to-trust-god-while-caring-for-others/ Will you help us so...

Duration:00:30:00

Ep. 169 My Top Five Small Group Pranks

12/24/2018
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Shows Main Idea – Christians should be the loudest people in the restaurant because they are the freest people in the world. Though we are serious about our call to take up our cross, we also are full of unspeakable joy as we enjoy God and each other. It is true; a merry heart is like a good medicine. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-169-my-top-five-small-group-pranks/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a...

Duration:00:30:00

The Dawning Reality of Who You Really Married

12/17/2018
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Shows Main Idea – When expectations, hopes, and dreams for your marriage collide with reality, it can rest heavy on your soul and even tempt you to despair as you ponder the possibility of a "life sentence" with a spouse who may never change. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-168-the-dawning-reality-of-who-you-really-married/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:22:24

What Does It Mean to Fear the Lord?

12/10/2018
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Shows Main Idea – What does it mean to fear God? This issue is critical for the Christian because living in fear is one of our most significant problems. Worry, anxiousness, and fear come with our "Adamic package." Fearing God is the antidote. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-167-what-does-it-mean-to-fear-the-lord/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:22:14

Ep. 166 Six Key Ideas When Starting a Counseling Ministry

12/3/2018
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Shows Main Idea – Starting a counseling ministry is a rewarding process. Knowing how to do it is critical. In this podcast, I share with you six key questions to answer as you prepare to counsel others. This list is not exhaustive. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-166-six-key-ideas-when-starting-a-counseling-ministry/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:20:28

Ep. 165 Why Our Program Can Be As Lame As Any Other

11/26/2018
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Shows Main Idea – Part of the requirements for our Mastermind program is for the student to interact and personalize blocks of topical content to their lives. In this podcast, I’m sharing with you part of an assignment that a student sent in and my supervisory notes back to him. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-165-why-our-program-can-be-as-lame-as-any-other/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting...

Duration:00:23:08

Ep. 164 If You’re Serious about Change, Do These Things

11/19/2018
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Shows Main Idea – Nearly, without exception, people who come to counseling do not have dependable, competent companions surrounding them, who speak into their lives. There can be many reasons for this, of course. Here are a few dependable companions that I try to implement in the lives of the individuals that I’m counseling. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-164-if-youre-serious-about-change-do-these-things/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free...

Duration:00:21:18

Ep. 163 Why Being Quick to Speak Is Critically Biblical

11/12/2018
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Shows Main Idea – Being a good discipler implies you must be a talker. Indeed, you cannot counsel (or disciple) anyone well if you do not talk. Sometimes we interpret James wrong where he implores us not to be quick to speak. James is talking about foolish impulsivity. He's not talking about not talking. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-163-why-being-quick-to-speak-is-critically-biblical/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world?...

Duration:00:26:18

Ep. 162 A Superb Way to Put on a Church Conference

11/5/2018
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Shows Main Idea – The most effective conferences are those that have a long ramp-up time, a comprehensive pre-conference week, the conference sessions, and an extended period for “working out the conference” after it ends. This concept is what we did in Canada. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-162-superb-way-put-church-conference/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:19:18

Ep. 161 Eight Critical Keys to a Joy-Filled Life

10/29/2018
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Shows Main Idea – A joy-filled life does not just happen, but it can happen if you understand and implement these eight sequential keys into your life. Find a friend and talk about these things. It will be a transformative experience. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-161-eight-critical-keys-to-a-joy-filled-life/ 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/...

Duration:00:18:46

Ep. 160 The Risky Business of Practicing Humility

10/22/2018
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Shows Main Idea – Every person is moving from transformative relationships or leaning into them. We're not static beings. The two categories are pride or humility. Assess yourself to see which way you're heading. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-160-the-risky-business-of-practicing-humility/ 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...

Duration:00:18:56

Ep. 159 Distinguishing Good and Excellent Counselors

10/15/2018
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Everybody can counsel according to their God-given capacity, which implies that there are differences between good counselors and excellent ones. In this podcast, I'm going to talk about those differences. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-159-distinguishing-good-and-excellent-counselors/ 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...

Duration:00:30:10

Ep. 158 Why I Can't Talk to You, But Will Never Turn You Away

10/8/2018
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Shows Main Idea – Let's pretend that one-thousand people were knocking on your door, asking you to help them with different matters. How would you handle that seemingly impossible situation? Do you have a strategy to care for others, or are you overwhelmed by the requests for help? Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-158-why-i-cant-talk-to-you-but-never-turn-you-away/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a...

Duration:00:30:10

Ep. 157 You Should Not Make a Person's Problems Your Main Focus

10/1/2018
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Shows Main Idea –In your normal close relationships, it is not wise to make their problems the primary focus of your interactions. If you do, you may run them off or tempt them to lie, so you stop talking about what is wrong with them. There is a better way to respond to their issues. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-157-you-should-not-make-a-persons-problems-your-main-focus/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can...

Duration:00:30:10

Ep. 156 Submission to Husbands in Everything Doesn't Mean Everything

9/24/2018
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Shows Main Idea – When Paul said in Ephesians 5:24 that a wife is supposed to submit to her husband in everything, did he mean everything? The Bible is explicitly clear: Paul did not mean everything. That would be blasphemy. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-156-submission-to-husbands-in-everything-doesnt-mean-everything/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:30:10

Ep. 154 Rick, Why Do You Use the Word Psychology?

9/17/2018
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Why do you use the word psychology? I have a MA in Psychology, and it is a humanistic approach with many different modalities that lead people from Christ. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-154-rick-why-do-you-use-the-word-psychology/ 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 donation(s) here rickthomas.net/donations/

Duration:00:30:10

Ep. 154 The Tricky Contours of Sermon Application

9/10/2018
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Shows Main Idea – When you hear a sermon, it is your responsibility to make any appropriate application of that message to your life. But what if you're not sure if the sermon was for you? How do you know if you're listening correctly? Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-154-the-tricky-contours-of-sermon-application/ 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/...

Duration:00:30:10

Ep. 153 You Don't Need a Verse for Everything You Do

9/3/2018
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Shows Main Idea – One of the big misconceptions that some Christians have about the Bible is that you need a verse or passage to justify everything they do. The Bible does not teach this idea. Typically, the believers will say something like, "Show me a verse that supports your idea." Show Note: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/life-over-coffee/ep-153-you-dont-need-a-verse-for-everything-you-do/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a...

Duration:00:30:10