Episode 03

This week, I begin a seven-part series that will take us all the way through the verses of Psalm 139, a psalm that holds great significance for this podcast. Psalm 139 provides the foundation for my soon-to-be-released book, which served as the catalyst for launching this podcast. In other words, if it weren’t for the…

Episode 02

What to expect each week: Since we’re just getting started with this podcast, I thought I’d review the three-part format of Believe & Speak: Scripture Declaration Prayer Each week, I list the scripture reference right here in the show notes. Feel free to look it up in your Bible, and review it to help seal…

Episode 01

What to expect each week: I begin each podcast by reading a passage of scripture that tells of your significance and great worth. Then, I give you a simple phrase pulled from the passage, and challenge you to believe and speak the phrase. I encourage you to declare it daily throughout the week because your tongue…

Memory Verse Monday

Before launching into his sermon yesterday, my pastor looked directly into the camera lens to speak to the people who watched online. He acknowledged those of us physically present with him, and asked us to grant him a moment to address those who were not in the building—specifically those who could have been seated there…

Memory Verse Monday

I love the placement of the word “but” in the context of this verse. The preceding two verses call the one who trusts in man cursed. Not so for the one who trusts in God! The prophet ends on a high note. I’ve seen this careful arrangement of phrases before in Scripture, and it’s a…

Memory Verse Monday

A few friends and I hosted a baby shower for my daughter, Sarah, on Saturday. She’s carrying my first grandchild, and I can hardly wait to welcome that precious little one in about 13 weeks. Sarah set a small, round table on the porch near the food buffet with candles, flowers and a Bible open…

Who’s the Puppy?

Picture a huge outdoor amphitheater like the ones at Disney’s MGM theme park or Universal Studios, and you’ll be able to imagine the scene of an unsettling dream I had. Filled with several thousand spectators, the stadium seating formed an enormous arc around the stage. I sat in a row way up near the back,…

Memory Verse Monday

As I sat down to choose a memory verse to post today on Memorial Day, I couldn’t help but think of this one from Romans. In context, it applies to the great love God showed for us by sending Christ to die for us. According to this verse, most people would not be willing to…