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Rick Thomas | Your Daily Drive

Religion & Spirituality

Rick is an author, speaker, consultant, and podcaster. He has been encouraging and training Christians since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor he founded and launched his training organization to encourage and equip people for effective living. Today, the ministry reaches people globally through training, blogging, podcasting, counseling, and coaching. His cyber home is RickThomas.Net

Rick is an author, speaker, consultant, and podcaster. He has been encouraging and training Christians since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor he founded and launched his training organization to encourage and equip people for effective living. Today, the ministry reaches people globally through training, blogging, podcasting, counseling, and coaching. His cyber home is RickThomas.Net

Location:

Greer, SC

Description:

Rick is an author, speaker, consultant, and podcaster. He has been encouraging and training Christians since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor he founded and launched his training organization to encourage and equip people for effective living. Today, the ministry reaches people globally through training, blogging, podcasting, counseling, and coaching. His cyber home is RickThomas.Net

Language:

English


Episodes

Vital Teaching for Your Son Today So He'll Be a Great Leader Later

2/23/2021
Statistically speaking, the chances of your son or daughter being married as adults are higher than them being single. This likelihood is not inside information, but public knowledge. Boys like girls and girls like boys, and most boys and girls will tie the knot in holy matrimony. How do you prepare your son to be an excellent future husband? When do you begin? The answers to these questions may surprise you. Read Here:...

Duration:00:32:51

How to Tell If a Person In Trouble Is Genuine about Wanting Help

2/16/2021
You have a friend in trouble. They appear to be at the end of themselves, but you're not sure. You're not uncharitably judging them, but you know that the only way they can experience restoration from God and satisfaction in Him is by being at an authentic end of themselves and willing to do anything—biblically speaking—to change. How do you know your friend is genuine? What are the things you're looking for to assess them the right way? Read Here:...

Duration:00:32:27

Learning How to Trust God With Your Communication Problems

2/9/2021
There is a problem trusting God when His ways seem foolish, and we have a well-worn habit of getting what we want through our self-reliant means. Of course, when we choose human wisdom and strength over God’s, it will have a debilitating effect on our lives and relationships. In this case study, I present to you how trusting God practically can alter your relationships. Let’s take a deep-dive into the hearts of Biff and Mable. Read Here:...

Duration:00:32:30

When You Make Your Child Work for Your Affection

2/2/2021
Children should not work for affection. Christian parents imitate God; one way to do this is by loving them just because they are their children. We are not perfect, and there is a time to deal with their imperfections, but love should be an uninterrupted expectation in a child’s life. When it is, you have a foundation that shapes them toward God-centered maturity. If we don’t love them well, they will be like the four complicated kids in this story. Read Here:...

Duration:00:32:08

Do You Know How to Use the Unwanted Sin In Your Life Sinlessly?

1/26/2021
Are you able to use sin sinlessly? I am asking how do you respond to the inevitableness of sin in your life, whether it is your’s or someone else’s? When wickedness comes, it will drive us in one of two directions. We will either fixate on the cause of or the solution for the problem. Another way of saying it is that our doctrine of sanctification will either be sin-centered or Christ-centered. The sin-centered reaction is a setup for ongoing complications. Read Here:...

Duration:00:31:52

A Quick and Easy Way to Disqualify Yourself As a Parent

1/19/2021
Anger from a parent complicates a child's heart regardless of the content, tone, or direction of their anger. Because all children crave love and protective care, a parent's anger will disrupt their hope, and if the parent does not change, it will send the child down the wrong path. It's vital for all parents to know this and have a practical plan to clean up all their angry messes. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/a-quick-and-easy-way-to-disqualify-yourself-as-a-parent/ Will you help us so...

Duration:00:31:50

There Are Times When You Have to Get Into Conflict

1/12/2021
Sometimes in life, you have to get in a conflict with someone. This dreaded reality is not a wish, desire, or prayer request, but a common-sense perspective that comes with living in a sin-cursed world. It is impossible to have two humans living close to each other for an extended period, and not have relational conflict. Sin does not accommodate our desires for peace or a hope for the path of least resistance. Read Here:...

Duration:00:32:36

It's Not Are You Busy, But How Do You Spend Your Time?

1/5/2021
To say, “I’m busy” is like saying I breathed air today. Being a Christian and not being busy is an oxymoron. The un-busy Christian is the problem of the person who does not take the gospel seriously. To use another analogy, we’re like kids in the candy store—opportunity is everywhere. Thus, if a person is not busy or busy the wrong way, you want to follow-up to see what the problem is so you can help them to be busy with a gospel-centered emphasis. Read Here:...

Duration:00:33:31

I Challenge You to Live 25 Years After You Die. Will you Accept?

12/29/2020
Our published mission statement is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for effective living. If you ask me, that is what I will tell you. But there is another mission statement I’m more passionate about, and it’s the driving force behind all that I do. I going to share that with you and hope to inspire you to create your version of it. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/i-challenge-you-to-live-25-years-after-you-die-do-you-accept/ Will you help us so we can...

Duration:00:37:29

To Recover from Broken Expectations, You Need to Know This

12/23/2020
What expectations have you had that did not come to fruition? How did you respond when you did not get what you had hoped? All of us have had dashed expectations. To expect stuff is human. So is not getting life the way you planned, on your terms. When misfortune comes, what is the process of recovering from the disappointment? Let me tell you where to start. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/to-recover-from-broken-expectations-you-need-to-know-this/ Will you help us so we can continue to...

Duration:00:33:29

Here Is the Untold Story of God Using One Man to Change Thousands

12/15/2020
There is a surprising backstory to why this ministry exists today. You don’t know this story because the person the Lord chose to elevate this ministry was just a regular guy who was obedient to the Lord’s call on his life. I want to tell you about this man while encouraging you that no matter what your life is like, you can have a long-lasting, redemptive impact on others. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/here-is-the-untold-story-of-god-using-one-man-to-change-thousands/ Will you help us...

Duration:00:33:54

How to Navigate the Quiet Contours of the Non-Talking Husband

12/8/2020
Most relationships begin with a lot of talking and not so many frustrations. As the communicators continue in their relationship, complexity increases. Sometimes one of the partners becomes silent. He becomes quiet while the other partner is left to speculate on what happened. In this case study with Biff and Mable, they are at that place, but not without hope. There is a way for them to navigate the quiet contours of the non-talking husband. Read Here:...

Duration:00:34:05

Finding Your Voice to Be Who God Wants You to Be

12/1/2020
The temptation for all of us is to conform to the status quo. We have a herd mentality that drives us to conformity. Of course, a bully culture will cancel you if you step outside their clearly defined lines. There are not many unique personalities who dare to develop their voices that are unlike anyone else's. We must learn how to find our voice to be the unique person God is calling us to be. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/finding-your-voice-to-be-who-god-wants-you-to-be/ Will you help...

Duration:00:22:39

How to Overcome Our Most Damaging Response During Frustrating Times

11/25/2020
It’s possible to let your thoughts run to places that are not redemptive during frustrating and disappointing times. We are in those times. The two primary strongholds are fear and anger. Fearfulness captures too many of us in dire situations while others respond angrily at what is happening to them. Because anger is so common, it’s vital to have a clear understanding of our “go-to” form of anger when we’re disappointed. Read Here:...

Duration:00:33:41

One Positive, Powerful Purpose For Your Disappointments

11/18/2020
Disappointments come into our lives nearly every day. Getting what you want, how you want it, when you want it is not always possible in a fallen world. One of the essential assessments you could ever make about yourself is learning what your disappointments reveal about you. It’s God’s mercy to use those challenging moments in our lives to make us better people. The world does not know this type of grace. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/one-positive-purpose-for-your-disappointments/ Will...

Duration:00:32:13

Warning – There Is an Algorithmic Version of You On the Internet

11/11/2020
An algorithm is a formula for collecting data about you to make your life better, so they say. It’s a collection of data bits that reflects your Internet habits; it’s a cyber-reflection of you. In marketing, an algorithm on a person helps sellers target specific demographics and individuals, which is why they have created an algorithmic version of you in cyberspace. The tech gods want to know about you so they can help you, so they say. Read Here:...

Duration:00:22:26

Ep. 269 Huge Changes, and All the Reasons We're Doing It

11/9/2020
Shows Main Idea – I recently announced that I have cut back on my article writing and Your Daily Drive podcast production. This change is effective immediately. For the past five years, I wrote three articles per week, with a podcast for each one. This change is because our user demographic has shifted from long-form article content to listening to podcasts and watching videos. There are other reasons, too. Show Notes:...

Duration:00:22:46

The Best Reason to Change Is So You Can Reach and Help More People

11/5/2020
One of the crucial keys to building a ministry or business is the process of redefining yourself. If you don’t do this, you will lose your impact and relevancy. Your voice in the marketplace will not grow. The “this is how we have always done it” mantra only works in a static universe. We don’t live in that place, which is why you want to spend time and energy thinking about how to have the most impact in your sphere. Read More:...

Duration:00:33:01

Assessing My Heart the Morning After an American Election

11/3/2020
There are two large groups of people in America today. They are the winners and the losers. The happy and the sad. The glad and the mad. The hopeful and the fearful. Which one are you on this morning after an American presidential election? What does the state of your heart reveal about your faith? Regardless of which camp we’re in, there is probably work to do in our hearts. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/assessing-my-heart-the-morning-after-an-american-election/ Will you help us so we...

Duration:00:37:15

How Does Your Faith Govern Your Heart This Election Season?

10/31/2020
When recently doing a study on Moses, something grabbed my attention this time, and it wasn’t the usual question of how anyone can live off manna for so long. The first chapter of Exodus gives us a glimpse into the lives of a truly remarkable family, particularly the parents who trusted God in a country that did not. There is a practical application for all of us as we go through another election cycle. Read Here:...

Duration:00:32:27