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Refined and Refreshed is more than a podcast. It is about the LORD and how He refines us and refreshes us. It is growing in the LORD and growing holistically (Spiritually, Mentally, Emotionally and Physically). We focus on personal development through a Biblical lenses. Support this podcast:

Refined and Refreshed is more than a podcast. It is about the LORD and how He refines us and refreshes us. It is growing in the LORD and growing holistically (Spiritually, Mentally, Emotionally and Physically). We focus on personal development through a Biblical lenses. Support this podcast:


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Refined and Refreshed is more than a podcast. It is about the LORD and how He refines us and refreshes us. It is growing in the LORD and growing holistically (Spiritually, Mentally, Emotionally and Physically). We focus on personal development through a Biblical lenses. Support this podcast:




From Self-Sabotage to Self-Care | Ep. 47

The Scriptures' tell us to honor God with our bodies, but how do we do this? Do we sabotage ourselves and the purpose God has for us when we don't take care of ourselves? We'll explore these questions and more in this episode. Main Passage: 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Flee sexual immorality. Every other sin that a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you...


R&R Talks XVI | Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur with Shae Bynes

In this episode I chat with Shae Bynes. We talk about why we should seek the kingdom of God first and also chat about Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur Shae Bynes is the founder of Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur, author, teacher, speaker, podcast host, and filmmaker. Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur:​ Firestarter School:​ Doing Business God's Way: Website:...


Seeking Righteousness | Ep. 46

How does seeking righteousness become counter cultural to what our society promotes today? In this episode we talk about taking time to be with God and going counter cultural to workism. Main Scripture: Matthew 5:6 Sources: The Role of Women in the Bible. The Religion of Workism. Website: Credits: Into & Outro beats provided by S.Rock: --- Support this podcast:


Shattered | Ep. 45

When we experience a loss there is a process of grief that starts. Life can feel like it's shattered, but there is hope and a healthy way in which we can go through the grieving process. I talk about this and more in this episode. Main Passage: John 11:18-37 Coping with Grief and Loss Article. Website: Credits: Into & Outro beats provided by S.Rock: --- Support this podcast:


R&R Talks XV | Defining Moments and Fatherhood with Chalmer Williams

In this episode I talk with Chalmer Williams who is the producer and host of Fatherhood Friday's. We talk about defining moments in life and how we navigate though those life altering decision. Also we naturally talk about fatherhood and how 2020 has impacted us as fathers. If you want to hear more from Chalmer, check out his podcast called Fatherhood Friday's: You can also check out his book called, "Fighting for a Laugh." Instagram -...


What Becomes of Us | Ep. 44

What becomes of the collective group of people living in a fallen society? What becomes of the dreams and goals of organizations and individuals when success is no longer based on the quantity of possessions you have? What becomes of us when our currency no longer has value? What becomes of us when online influence carries no weight? What do we do? How do we continue? We take a gander at looking for an answer to these questions! Main Passage: Matthew 24:1-14 Sources: Chief Sitting Bull-...


Leaving a Legacy | Ep. 43

Have you thought about what legacy you are going to leave behind? What is the difference between an inheritance and heritage? What does the Bible say about this topic? We will explore these questions an more in this episode! Main Passage: Matthew 1:1-16 Source Material: Facebook-...


The Gospel (A Narrative of Life) | Ep. 42

After reflecting on life, it brought me back to the gospel. In this episode we tell the story of the Gospel through a narrative of life. Main Passage: - Luke 2:6-7 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Featured in this Episode: Christa Sangster Monroe, singing an original song called, "Savior of the...


R&R Talks XIV | Psychiatry and Mental Wellness with Dr. Aderonke Pederson

In this episode, Aderonke Pederson, MD, psychiatrist and instructor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern Medicine, discusses psychiatry and mental wellness. We talk about how to be aware of your own mental health and the stigma of mental health. Dr. Pederson's work focuses on mental health stigma specifically in ethnic minority populations, exploring the content of stigma to inform building interventions that reduce mental health stigma particularly among...


Being Emotionally Healthy | Ep. 41

After a year of doing podcast, we are going to try it live! In this episode you will hear a live recording of being emotionally healthy! Main Scripture: Hebrews 4:14-16 - Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then...


R&R Talks XIII | Politics and Authorship with Jamaal Fridge

Jamaal Fridge is a husband, speaker and author of several books ("The Novel Gospel" and series "The Life and Times of Theodore Addison"). In this episode Ralph and Jamaal talk about the fallout of the 2020 election and Jamaal shares some thought provoking insights about Christians and choosing their preferred candidate. We chat about Jamaal's time in China, white evangelicals, the work for Christians after this election and his authorship. "God didn't call you to be a Democrat or a...


Annual Thanksgiving Episode, S.M Lockridge | Ep. 40

This is our first ever annual Thanksgiving episode, where we hear from those who have gone before us. In this episode we will hear from S.M Lockridge (March 7, 1913 – April 4, 2000) who was the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, a prominent African-American congregation in San Diego, California, from 1953 to 1993. He served as pastor of San Diego's Calvary Baptist Church. During his ministry, he held key positions in the Baptist denomination and spoke at various universities and events. S.M...


Burdens. | Ep. 39

Do you feel overburdened or overwhelmed? What do you do with burdens you can and can't control? What does Christ Jesus say about burdens? We'll explore that in this episode! Main Passage: Matthew 11:28-30 - “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Jesus is teach and preaching throughout the...


R&R Talks XII | Discipline and More with Thane Marcus Ringler

In this episode, Ralph chats with Thane Marcus about discipline and his upcoming courses that are available to pre-register for. Thane Marcus Ringler is a former professional golfer turned speaker, writer, and development coach living in Denver, CO with his wife Evan. In his current work, Thane's mission is to help others live and work better. He is passionate about speaking to the journey from the journey, and is striving to empower this generation to take ownership of their lives and...


Your Allegiance. | Ep. 38

Which side will you choose? How did Jesus handle choosing a side? We'll talk about that and give some words of encouragement in this special episode! Main Passage: Matthew 22: 15-22 - Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said. 16 And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and do not care what anyone thinks; for You are not partial to anyone. 17...


From Anger to Reconciliation. | Ep. 37

I had the honor of speaking at Church in the Loop on the topic of anger and reconciliation. Anger is an emotion we have all felt, but it is imperative that we go from anger to forgiveness. In this message, you will hear how to do that and much more! Main Passage: Matthew 5:22-24 - But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be answerable to the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be answerable to the supreme court; and whoever says,...


R&R Talks XI | Lausanne Movement & Global Mission with Justin Schell

In this episode Ralph chats with Justin Schell, the Director of Executive Projects for the Lausanne Movement. We talk about what the Lausanne Movement is, their mission and vision. Along with what is global missions and the importance or missions. Justin is the Lausanne Director of Executive Projects. With advance degrees in missiology, biblical theology, and business administration, he is passionate about creating and catalysing initiatives which help see the gospel move from where it is...


A Loving and Avenging God | Ep. 36

There are many aspect to God's character and in this episode we focus on two. Some know Him as a loving God. We hear about His judgement and vengeance, but we take a look at why understanding both is important. Main Passages: Jonah 4:2 - He prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in...


Aligned to God's Plumb Line | Ep. 35

What is God's plumb line? How does He measure us? What does it have to do with righteousness and how can we ensure we are aligned with God's plumb line? Main Passage: Amos 7:8-9 - Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand. The Lord said to me, “What do you see, Amos?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “Behold I am about to put a plumb line in the midst of My people Israel. I will spare them no longer. “The high places...


R&R Talks X | Christian Business Ownership /Entrepreneurship with Bernice Loman.

In this episode we talk with business owner, Bernice Loman, about the Christian business owner and entrepreneurs. We hear her story and thoughts on the church cultivating entrepreneurship. Bernice is a woman of Faith, Business Coach, Marketing Campaign Specialist, Author and has plenty of titles. She has a Master’s and Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Management and serves as the overseer, visionary and designer for Loman Creative Services, Loman Creative Marketing and...