Why did Jesus head into the wilderness and purposely subject himself to deprivation and temptation? In this Grow on the Go podcast, we look at Jesus’ extreme camping trip and why it remains such an important lesson. We also talk about glamping (glamorous camping), which, admittedly, is a bit more appealing.
Jesus had all kinds of spontaneous interactions with people. But there were certain people that Jesus met up with in a very deliberate way. In this episode of Grow on the Go, we’ll look at is His encounter with His cousin John the Baptist. John’s baptism was all about repentance. Since Jesus never sinned, why was he so determined to be baptized? Kevann and I discuss four reasons that you might consider too.
We are excited to start a new series called Intentional Encounters. We talk about the times Jesus seemed to go out of his way to interact with one individual. In this episode, that person is Zacchaeus. A little man with a big wound. As we look at the story we ask the questions: • Why did Jesus seek out this individual? • What did he say that resonated with this person? • What did he communicate to the crowd who witnessed the encounter? • What is he saying to us through it, all these years...
We are wrapping up the lessons of our 10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life series in this Grow on the Go podcast. We explore the difference between an "expedition" approach to life and a "diversion" approach. And that comes down to intentionality. Listen in and gain the freedom to live the life Jesus meant for us.
The 10 Commandments weren’t designed to help us be good. They were designed to show us there’s no way we can be. We don’t need to just clean up our act to please God. We need a whole new act. In this week's Grow on the Go podcast, we talk about the connection between human romance, our relationship with God, and how loving Jesus, not merely obeying Him, helps us grasp grace.
What does trying to be a good person get you? Besides a nervous condition... not much. Kevann and I share about our own fear of failure and rejection, and the way grasping grace gives us the freedom to fail, grow, and experience peace.
Imagine hanging a little silver guillotine around your neck. What a weird thing it is that Christians place such importance on a symbol of torture. But there is something mysterious and wonderful about the way the intersection of two beams can teach us the nature of God and His unrelenting love for us. In this Grow on the Go podcast, Kev and I discuss how embracing the truth of the cross can bring incredible healing to even our deepest wounds.
It wasn’t just our relationship with God that went south in the Garden of Eden. Our relationships with other humans became tainted as well. Even though relationships are often the source of our deepest wounds, we still need them. In today’s podcast, Kevann and I talk about how the Bible teaches us the way to plug in to redemptive relationships in a healing way. Share Your Faith Join our Christian community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
In this podcast, Kevann and I discuss what the Bible teaches about peace and how we can actually live calmly in the eye of the storm. I talk through how to pray Philippians 3:6-7 to practically claim the "big peace" God promises to those who know Him. Share Your Faith Join our Christian community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Women are told we can have it all, but is that really what we want? Everybody has stress. Everybody has limits. Kevann and I talk about our own stress, how we each cope with it, and what Jesus said that can make all the difference. Share Your Faith Join our Christian community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
There is a sense in which God has deliberately made us discontent. Medicating that sense of longing gets us into all kinds of misery. Kevann and I chat today about what it really means that eternity is planted in our hearts. Our longing for what life was meant to be is what reminds us this is not it! Grasping that can help us conquer discontentment. Share Your Faith Join our Christian community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Selective comparison is the enemy of contentment. In today’s podcast, Kevann and I talk about our own struggles with body image, life phase, and other playgrounds of discontentment. The media and actually our entire culture invites us to long for what we don’t have and by default, fail to appreciate what we do. But sometimes, the very thing we complain about is a by-product of having so much. Perfection isn’t real. What is real is that we can conquer discontentment by locking onto what the...
Kevann and I continue our personal reflections on self-acceptance and look at two more cornerstones of Biblical self-esteem. What does our autonomy and Jesus’ obedience say about our real value? Listen and learn how Jesus’ words and actions reveal the amazing truth about who you are. You’ll also gain a rare glimpse into Kevann’s journey in this very vulnerable exchange. Share Your Faith Join our Christian community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
In this first episode of season three on Grow on the Go, Kevann and I resume our discussion of my book 10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life. After a chat about other season finale cliff-hangers, we tackle the first of three cornerstones we can build our self-esteem on. We share pretty honestly about the messages that have messed us up and how a new definition of DNA can change the way we engage the world. Share Your Faith Join our Christian community on Facebook, Twitter, and...
Forgiveness is so terribly hard because we have a strong sense of right and wrong. We want wrongs to be righted. Learning to let someone off our hook means we need to understand that God holds justice in His hands, and He is always just.