Episode 109

If you delight in spending time reading the Bible and growing closer to God through his word, then you already know the truth of today’s declaration: God’s Word keeps me rooted on the riverbank. I drew that promise out of Psalm 1, which a dear friend recently prayed over me. She inspired today’s episode, because…

Episode 108

If you’re familiar with the armor of God described in Ephesians 6, you may think I pulled our declaration from there, but actually, I drew it out of 1 Thessalonians 5. Breastplates and helmets are important pieces of armor, protecting the most vulnerable parts of our bodies and souls—the heart and mind. How fitting that…

The _____ is in the Details.

What word goes in the blank I left in the subject line? If you’ve heard that familiar idiom, you’d correctly answer that the devil is in the details. But if you listen to Episode 107 of my podcast, Believe & Speak, then you might answer differently. The Lord God is in the details. In fact, he…

Episode 107

Today’s declaration sounds like the opposite of an idiom that I’ve never really cared for. Maybe you’ve heard it: the devil is in the details. The devil wants us to trip over the details, but God will never let us fall. As a detail-oriented person, I’m glad to know that God is not only in…

Episode 106

Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills recently shared some Bible verses that he encouraged us to proclaim in the coming year. I know this because my girlfriend sent me one of those verses, and it inspired today’s declaration, which I love. God stands ready to lead you and I into this new year.…

A Real Live Radio Interview!

Don’t you love it when a door finally opens? Lockdowns shouldn’t apply to phone interviews, right? But 2020 offered few opportunities for me to speak about my book release. So, I set a goal (and prayed fervently) to be interviewed on a radio show before the end of 2021. If you read Hope Gives Life…

Episode 105

I pulled today’s declaration from the Old Testament Bible verses that were used as lyrics in a 1960s tune called “Turn! Turn! Turn!” Can you name—not that tune, but those verses? (Answer: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) With 2021 drawing to a close and 2022 waiting in the wings, ‘Tis the season to declare that seasons come and…

Episode 104

With Christmas Eve arriving the day after tomorrow, my guess (and hope) is that you’ve finished your Christmas shopping. If you over spent your budget, be encouraged by this week’s declaration drawn from Isaiah 55:3, which says, “Pay attention and come closer to me, and hear, that your total being may flourish.” (TPT) The greatest…

Episode 103

Today’s declaration makes me think of a sermon given back in 1976 by a popular preacher named S.M. Lockridge. I can hear his rich, baritone voice even now, saying the phrase he repeated again and again in his sermon, That’s My King! I’m tempted to add “that’s my king” to our declaration, which I drew…

Episode 102

With just two and a half weeks until Christmas Day, you may wonder why I chose John 20 for this episode. Well—thanks to the heartwarming presentation Linus gave on the stage of the Charlie Brown Christmas special—I feel a need to clarify the angel’s words in Luke 2:14. “Glory to God in the highest, and…