Episode 155

With Christmas less than two weeks away, I was drawn to share a Bible passage related to our Savior’s birth. So, of course, I thought of Isaiah 9. As I read the familiar verses that are often found in Christmas carols and greeting cards, I was drawn to a less-quoted promise in Isaiah 9. Sandwiched…

Episode 154

Last week, I opened by sharing that I’d been thinking about the miraculous birth of Jesus and the reason He came to earth, and how that made me think of Hebrews 1:1-4. But after reading those verses, I decided to hold off on Hebrews until this week. Now that you’ve heard this week’s declaration, you…

Episode 153

With Thanksgiving behind us, we’ve officially entered into the Christmas season. As I prepared to write this episode, I focused my attention on the miraculous birth of Jesus and the reason He came to earth. Christmas is when grace and truth entered into the world. The Bible says the law was given through Moses, and…

Episode 152

Colossians 3:15 says to always be thankful. Verse 16 says to sing with thankful hearts, and verse 17 says that whatever we do or say, we need to be giving thanks to God. It’s not easy to always give thanks, but if God commands it—like he does three times right here in Colossians 3—then it’s…

Episode 151

Micah 7:18-19 has been on my heart for weeks. The word “remnant” has especially been hounding me. I relate to feeling like the “remnant of his inheritance”. I’ve been feeling outnumbered since 70% of California voters decided to support abortion on demand up to the point of birth. As one of the 30% who voted…

Milestones and Miracle Markers

The 150th episode of the Believe & Speak podcast posted today. Click to listen. For months leading up to the January 1, 2020 launch of my podcast, God kept after me to begin podcasting regularly. I’d been consumed with feelings of inadequacy, and the prospect of writing and recording enough episodes to release a new…

Episode 150

Last week, I read Proverbs 2:1-5, and today I’ll continue with Proverbs 2:6-11. I think I’ve been drawn to Proverbs because of the mid-term election. I’ve been praying over the initiatives and candidates and asking God to help me make wise choices on my ballot. I’m recording this episode before the polls close, so I…

Episode 149

I heard a woman’s testimony recently that confirms today’s declaration—not that I need it confirmed because God has kept this particular promise to me many times. When I search for truth, God reveals himself to me. Always. But, I used to date a guy—way back in high school—who claims to be searching for truth, and…