Nuggets of Truth
By Anne Farnum and Rebekah Bush
Anne Farnum is passionate about the Scriptures and loves to share what she is learning with anyone who is willing to listen. Rebekah Bush, Anne's married daughter, is the homeschooling mom of 4 active little boys and loves Jesus. Join Anne and Rebekah, as this mother-daughter duo has fun and relevant discussions, all while considering how the truth in God's word can help us to live more like Christ. Join them as they mine for precious nuggets of truth!
#16 - What to do When Life is Broken?
No one is granted immunity from the hardships of life. Whether it's the death of a loved one, prolonged physical illness, or the loss of a job- suffering strikes us all. Join us today as we chat about what to do when life is broken. Show Notes: Website: authorannefarnum.com Find us on Instagram and Facebook- @nuggetsoftruthpodcast Scripture References: Colossians 3:3-4 Malachi 3:6 Hebrews 13:8 Psalm 34:18 Psalm 147:3 Malachi 4:2 Matthew 6:33 Psalm 46 Resources: Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado, story of Lloyd Douglas
June 15, 2021
#15 - How to Disagree
Often times we find ourselves in the middle of a heated disagreement not even knowing how we got there. Join us today as we talk about some of the pitfalls, we might fall into, in the process of disagreeing and how to disagree in a way that allows the relationship to stay intact and the Lord to be honored. Show Notes: Website: authorannefarnum.com Find us on Instagram and Facebook- @nuggetsoftruthpodcast Scripture References: James 4:1 Jeremiah 17:9-10 Proverbs 15:1 Proverbs 15:4 Proverbs 15:18 Proverbs 10:12 Proverbs 15:28 Proverbs 10:19 Proverbs 19:11 Proverbs 12:16 Proverbs 16:32 Romans 12:18 Proverbs 12:20 Romans 14:19 1 Peter 3:8 Philippians 2:1-5, 14
June 08, 2021
#14 - How Can You Know the Will of God? Part 2
Today we are continuing our discussion on how do I know God's will for my life? Whether you are young, old or in between, this question has relevance. God's Word has provided us wisdom- nuggets of truth to help us! Join us today as we chat about how we can know God's will. Show Notes: Website: authorannefarnum.com Find us on Instagram and Facebook- @nuggetsoftruthpodcast Scripture References: Jeremiah 29:11 Ephesians 2:10 1 Thessalonians 5:18 1 Thessalonians 4:3 1 Peter 2:15 Matthew 28:19-20 Romans 8:28 Genesis 50:20 Psalm 147:5 Isaiah 46:10 Psalm 139:16 Matthew 6:33 Romans 12:2 Isaiah 55:8 Proverbs 3:5-6 Quotes Mentioned: Stuart Briscoe- "The Christian life is more like a freeway than a tightrope. There's plenty of room to crash, bump up against a fence, right the car and continue on the way, a little bruised but sadder and wiser." Stuart Briscoe- "This is different from feelings. The Holy Spirit does not come into our lives to do his deepest work in the shallowest part of us, which is our emotions. He comes to do his illuminating work in the deepest part of us which is our knowledge- our convictions." Chuck Swindoll- "God's heavenly plan doesn't always make earthly sense." TJ Bach- "Where God has put a period, don't change it to a question mark." Resources: Paul Little speaking at Urbana- http://s3.amazonaws.com/urbana.org/general_session_audio/urbana-70-paul.little-gods.will.for.me.and.world.evangelism.mp3 Paul Littles booklet- Affirming the Will of God Jill Briscoe's book- Finding God's Will
June 01, 2021
#13 - How Can You Know the Will of God?
Finding God's will for us should be easy- I mean we love Jesus, right? But somehow in the midst of questioning we find ourselves unsure about what we are to do. Join us today as we chat about the dilemma of knowing God's Will. Show Notes: Website: authorannefarnum.com Find us on Instagram and Facebook - @nuggetsoftruthpodcast Scripture References: 2 Peter 1:3 Proverbs 3:5-6 Psalm 37:23 Quotes Mentioned: Warren Wiersbe- "The word translated "trust" in verse 5 means to lie helpless, face down." Chuck Colson- "Never confuse the will of the majority with the will of God."
May 25, 2021
#8 - The Secret of Contentment
Often transitions in life can spring discontentment; moves, new babies, a difficult work situation, or hard things with kids. Sometimes it starts from comparison- if I just had her ability to eat whatever she wants and stay thin or just had that talent he has, I would be happy. In so many ways, our society breeds discontentment. But really, so much of our discontent stems from unmet expectations in life and a lack of gratitude for what we do have. Join us today as we chat about the secret of contentment. Show Notes: Website: authorannefarnum.com Find us on instagram and Facebook- @nuggetsoftruthpodcast Scripture References: 1 Timothy 6:6-8 Proverbs 27:15-16 Philippians 4:11-13 Proverbs 30:8 Hebrews 13:5 1 Thessalonians 5:8 Quotes Mentioned: Martin Luther- "Next to faith this is the highest art- to be content with the calling in which God has placed you." John Newton- "Everything is needful that He sends, nothing is needful that He withholds." Additional Resources: Blueletterbible.org- commentary for word Shalom by David Guzik
May 22, 2021
# 12 - How to Keep From Being Bone-Tired
So many areas of our lives can cause us to feel tired, drained and sometimes down right exhausted. Being weary is part of every human’s experience. Whether you are a student, a working adult, a young parent, or a well-seasoned Grandparent, you have faced the feeling of being spent and drained. In today’s episode, we are going to chat about how we can keep from becoming bone-tired in doing good. In Galatians 6:9 Paul writes, Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Join us as we discuss what Paul meant in Galatians 6:7-9 and how we can heed its advice. Show Notes: Website: authorannefarnum.com Find us on Instagram and Facebook- @nuggetsoftruthpodcast Scripture References: Galatians 6:7-9 Galatians 5 Deuteronomy 30:19-21 Quotes Mentioned: Jim Carey- "I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see it's not the answer." Additional Resources: Vines Lexicon- Greek word for weary- to be utterly spiritless, to be wearied out, exhausted
May 18, 2021
#11 - Swimming Upstream
Often we can find ourselves swimming upstream when most of our world is swimming in the opposite direction. Join us today as we chat about how to find the endurance to swim against a strong current in a way that makes much of Jesus. Show Notes: Website: authorannefarnum.com Find us on Instagram and Facebook- @nuggetsoftruthpodcast Scripture References: Mark 14:72 Acts 1:8 Romans 8:11 Luke 12:11 John 21 Psalm 51 Quotes Mentioned: John Piper- "The promise is that the Holy Spirit will help us in the most frightening settings, and so how much more may we depend on Him in less threatening situations." Additional Resources: The Chosen- download the Chosen App to watch
May 11, 2021
#10 - Shining Ever So Brightly
Shining like bright lights means letting the fruit of love, joy, peace, etc.... spill out all over our lives. The Spirit's fruit in a growing believers life is so bright and brilliant; humanity will take notice, especially against the backdrop of a muddied world. Join us today as we talk about shining ever so brightly. Show Notes: Website: authorannefarnum.com Find us on Instagram and Facebook- @nuggetsoftruthpodcast Scripture References: Philippians 2:12-16 2 Corinthians 5:20 Acts 13:47 Matthew 5:14 Luke 8:16 Proverbs 4:18 Romans 13:8 Luke 11:34 Ephesians 5:8-9 Quotes Mentioned: Tim Keller- "God's salvation does not come in response to a changed life. A changed life comes in response to the salvation, offered as a free gift." Charles Spurgeon- "I do want you all to feel that it is not the end, though it may be the beginning, of Christian life to come and hear sermons. Scatter as widely as ever you can the blessing which you get for yourself; the moment you find the light, and realize that the world is in the dark, run away with your match, and lend somebody else a light." D.L. Moody- "We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine."
May 04, 2021
#9 - How to be ALL IN
In today's episode, we are chatting about what it looks like to be ALL-IN as a Christian. Not one toe in, not half in, but ALL-IN. Is this even possible? Paul seemed to think so when he wrote these words, "And I am certain, that God who began a good work WITHIN you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." Philippians 1:6. Join us as we talk about an ALL-IN life. Show Notes: Website: authorannefarnum.com Find us on instagram and Facebook- @nuggetsoftruthpodcast Scripture References: Philippians 1:6 Philippians 1:19 Romans 8:9 John 16:7 Philippians 1:3-6 (Message) Quotes Mentioned: Unknown- "There's something interesting about pain and joy. Whenever you share a joy, it gets doubled. But it's the opposite with pain. When you share a pain, it's halved." Charles Spurgeon- "Nobody outgrows scripture. The book widens and deepens with our years." Oswald Chambers- "Spiritual maturity is not reached by the passing of the years, but by obedience to the will of God." Takeaways on How to Cooperate with God's Growth: 1. Commit yourself to Christ. 2. Give the Holy Spirit control. 3. Consistently get into God's Word. 4. Communicate with the Lord. 5. Connect to a church. 6. Continually center yourself on Jesus. 7. Carve out time to disciple or mentor a young believer and look for a mentor for yourself. 8. Clear out the minutia in your life. 9. Concentrate on using your spiritual gifts. 10. Continue in the faith when tough times come.
April 27, 2021
#7- What To Do with Fear
Our world is full of things that can cause fear to well up inside us, but the Bible tells us that in Jesus, God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Join us today as we talk about the answer to the spirit of fear.
April 13, 2021
#6 - Generous Forgiveness
It can be easy as humans to hold a grudge or become bitter over a hurt caused by someone else, but Jesus offers a better way. Join us today as we chat about the generous forgiveness Jesus spoke about in the Sermon on the Mount.
April 06, 2021
#5 - Negative Self-Talk
Today we talk about a less known story in Scripture and how the enemy can use what others say or do to discourage us and send us into a downward spiral of negative self-talk. Join us to hear encouragement on how we can combat this in our own lives.
March 30, 2021
#4 - Life in the Mundane Lane
Join us today as we chat about what the Bible says about work and to hear encouragement about what we can do when life feels downright mundane.
March 23, 2021
#3 - Pickpockets
Join us today as we talk about how being aware of our enemy helps us be armed against him!
March 16, 2021
#2 - Looking for a Miracle
We know that God works miracles. Join us today as we discuss some miracles we've seen in our own lives and learn from one written about in Scripture.
March 09, 2021
#1 - The Power of a Name
Join us today as we discuss the power of a name.
March 02, 2021