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The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

By Dwayne Staten
Has someone hurt you to the point where you cannot/will not forgive them? Has unforgiveness kept you from achieving/becoming/receiving all that God has for you? Then this podcast “The Power of Unforgiveness” is for you... I will discuss my personal story of how I forgave my biological mother and other stories in the Bible of forgiving family, friends, peers, and ourselves. I want to let you know that you can receive joy, healing and freedom from pain, anger, heartbreak and every other weight that holds you back by forgiving those that hurt you.
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Mommy Pain - Part 2 of "Pain Series"
Today is the second in a multi part series called “Pain” and in part 2 we will talk about “Mommy Pain”. Check this out! Show Notes: "You Can Forgive Your Parents" by Marshall Segal (https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/you-can-forgive-your-parents) "What does the Bible say about Christian mothers?" by GotQuestions.org (https://www.gotquestions.org/mothers-Christian.html) "The Meaning of Being a Mother" by Susan Diranian (https://www.hellomotherhood.com/article/536701-the-meaning-of-being-a-mother/) "10 Important Roles of a Mother in Child Development" by India Parenting (https://www.indiaparenting.com/child-development/262_6626/10-important-roles-of-a-mother-in-child-development.html) "Mother Is The First Teacher And Her Role in Effective Parenting" by Being The Parent (https://www.beingtheparent.com/mother-is-the-first-teacher/) It’s science: The mother-daughter bond is even more powerful than we thought (https://www.mother.ly/news/its-science-why-mother-daughter-bonds-are-so-strong) "Mother-Son Relationship: Why It Is Important And How It Evolves Over Years" by Kalpana M (https://www.momjunction.com/articles/mother-son-relationships_00428471/#:~:text=Emotionally%20intelligent%3A%20Boys%20who%20share,him%20feel%20secure%20and%20confident) "Forgiving My Mother" by Tracy Strauss (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/forgiving-my-mother_b_4182913) "How I Learned to Forgive My Mom Without Expecting Her to Be Perfect" by Alysse Elhage (https://verilymag.com/2016/05/motherhood-forgiveness-family-life-forgiving-your-mother-mothers-day) "Forgiving Our Parents" by Erin Davis (https://liesyoungwomenbelieve.com/forgiving-our-parents/) "When You Can’t Forgive Your Mom – But You Want to" by Laurie Pawlik (https://howloveblossoms.com/how-to-forgive-your-mom-for-hurting-you-mothers-day/) "From Toxic Mother to Loving Grandmother: How I Learned to Forgive My Mom After My Son Was Born" by Joe Piazza (https://www.parents.com/parenting/dynamics/grandparents/forgiving-my-mother/) "Why You Should Forgive Your Dad (and How)" by Neil Josephson (https://www.impactus.org/articles/how-to-forgive-your-dad/) (I replaced father with mother) Bible Verses: Titus 2:4-5 Col. 3:12–13 Rom. 12:17–21 Eph. 4:26–27, 31 Phil. 4:13 Rom. 8:37 1 Peter 5:8 My Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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November 23, 2020
Daddy Pain - Part 1 of "Pain Series"
Hello everyone! Today is the first in a multi part series called “Pain” after speaking with a lot of interviewees there is a lot of pain that starts the seed of unforgiveness and in the first part we will talk about “Daddy Pain”. Check this out! Show Notes: "You Can Forgive Your Parents" by Marshall Segal (https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/you-can-forgive-your-parents) "Bible Verses About Fathers To Encourage, Equip And Strengthen" by Peter Anderson (https://www.biblemoneymatters.com/bible-verses-about-fathers/) "The Importance of Dads" by BOBA (https://boba.com/blogs/boba-reads/the-importance-of-dads) "The Important Role of Dad" by Dr. Gail Gross (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-important-role-of-dad_b_5489093) "The Importance of a Father in a Child's Life" by the Pediatric Associates of Franklin (https://www.pediatricsoffranklin.com/resources-and-education/pediatric-care/the-importance-of-a-father-in-a-childs-life/) "How I Healed From My Father Wound" by Marcus Lee (https://level.medium.com/amp/p/981e989f3ec7) "When Expectations Hurt: How I’ve Forgiven My Absentee Father and Healed" by Bridget Garcia (https://tinybuddha.com/blog/when-expectations-hurt-how-ive-forgiven-my-absentee-father-and-healed/) "How I Forgave My Dad for Emotionally Neglecting Me" by Bernadette Anderson (https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/how-to-forgive-a-father-emotional-neglect/) "Forgiving Your Parents" by Natalie Lederhouse (https://www.christianitytoday.org/stories/inside-ministry/2015/may/forgiving-your-parents.html) Bible Verses: The show notes will not let me put the entire verses, this is the best I can do:  Luke 23:34;  Ephesians 4:31-32;  Mark 11:25;  Colossians 3:13;  Deuteronomy 5:16;  Romans 8:28;  Philippians 4:13;  Proverbs 11:14;  Galatians 5:17; I said "die to self" this isn't explicitly found in scripture, the closest is Paul writing "our old self was crucified with him" Romans 6:6. Dying to yourself means to forego the selfish, physical, and egotistical desires of this world and wholeheartedly seek the kingdom of God. My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
45:34
November 16, 2020
My Father and I Came to Physical Blows - Interview with Robert Triggs
Hello everyone! Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing my good friend Robert Triggs, an awesome father who is also an Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Newport News & a Cyber Information Assurance Analyst with Northrup Grumman. We spoke about how he carried a lot of anger towards his father who left him at a young age and how when they reunited they came to blows! The story of how he forgave him shows the true power & grace of God.  Robert Triggs: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deeperfaithministries LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-m-triggs-jr-m-sc-mba-22164842/ E-Mails:  rtriggs@ecpi.edu robert.triggs@ngc.com Show Notes: We mentioned multiple Bible verses: "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," Romans 3:23 New King James Version (NKJV) "For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity." Proverbs 24:16 NKJV "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 NKJV "he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways." James 1:8 NKJV "Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath" Ephesians 4:26 NKJV "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us" Ephesians 3:20 NKJV My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message!: https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Schedule a 30 Minute Coaching Session with Me!: https://linktr.ee/Dstaten8877  Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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November 9, 2020
I Had to Forgive My Ex-Fiancée - Interview with Lexy Sada
I sat down with Lexy Sada creator and host of the "Lex and the City" Podcast. She brings us a story of how she had to forgive her ex-fiancée and what she did in order to heal. This is a story that must be heard! Lexy Sada: Website: www.lexysada.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexandthecityshow_podcast/ Lex and the City Podcast: https://anchor.fm/lexandthecityshow Show Notes: We mention my interview with Christina Hansberry (Episode 38) which can be found here: https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/episodes/Forgiving-Your-Childhood---Interview-with-Christina-Hansberry-ektifn You heard us sing the song "Icebox" by Omarion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQybgJCswF0 We mentioned the verse "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 New King James Version My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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November 2, 2020
Saboteurs! What are Those?????
In this episode, I wanted to do something different with you all and talk about saboteurs. What are saboteurs you ask? Excellent question! In this episode we will dive into what they are, the different kinds there are and more.  Show Notes: I mentioned Matthew 6:14-15 "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." New King James Version (NKJV) "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 New International Version "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 NKJV My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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October 26, 2020
Forgiving My Mother - Interview with Kristin Cokley
I sat down with my good friend Kristin Cokley minister, author, life & relationship coach. She brings us a story of how she had to forgive her mother. As children, we expect our parents to be perfect and while they love us, is not always the case. She speaks on how she had to forgive her mother and look at things differently. This is a story that must be heard! Kristin Cokley "Would I Marry Me?" Book: https://www.amazon.com/Would-Marry-Me-Kristin-Kimble/dp/1978293526/ref=sr_1_1?crid=EEUKWC5PZF6Q&dchild=1&keywords=would+i+marry+me&qid=1603044248&sprefix=would+i+marry%2Caps%2C159&sr=8-1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1850719791883698/user/8900855 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristin_kimble/ Show Notes: We mentioned the story of Joseph, this can be found in Genesis 37-50:26 Kristin mentioned the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), according to OPM.gov the EAP is "a voluntary, work-based program that offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems." If this interests you, please ask your job/agency about this for more information. Kristin mentioned Genesis 50:20: "But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive." New King James Version (NKJV) Kristin mentioned Philippians 4:7 "and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." NKJV I mentioned how God spoke through Elijah, but not in a loud way: "Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice." 1 Kings 19:11-12 NKJV My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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October 19, 2020
Forgiving Your Childhood - Interview with Christina Hansberry
I sat down with Christina Hansberry social media influencer, makeup artist, supermom and wife to speak on a subject I honestly didn't think about, forgiving your childhood. When I first heard her story about her family's battle with mental illness and her own struggles I was blown away and was so proud and happy that god gave her the victory! This is a story that must be heard! Christina Hansberry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christina.s.mason.1  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamchristinahansberry/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmXbMpMjyPnPq3xktBLabMg Show Notes: Proverbs 11:14 "Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety." New King James Version (NKJV) John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” NKJV I mentioned a verse where Mary met Elizabeth and her baby leaped: "And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit." Luke 1:41 My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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October 12, 2020
She Spit In Your Face?!?!? Interview with Christopher Maxwell
Yes you read the title correctly! I sat down with Christopher Maxwell fellow Christian and entrepreneur on what happened when his ex hurt him and as the title said spit in his face... This is an interview you do not want to miss! Christopher Maxwell: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maximusthemobilemasseuse/ Show Notes: I mentioned our mutual friend Katia Simpson, you can find my episode with her here: https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/episodes/Forgiving-Those-Who-Have-Passed-On-with-Katia-Simpson-eisllb My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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October 5, 2020
Forgiveness and Our Emotions
When it comes to holding back our forgiveness, our emotions definitely play a part. I found an article called "Your Emotions Are a Gauge, Not a Guide" (https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/your-emotions-are-a-gauge-not-a-guide) that I found interesting and wanted to talk about. Show Notes: "And “don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry" Ephesians 4:26 New Living Translation (NLT)  When I said we are in Christ and not of the world, I meant this verse: "But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)" Romans 8:9 NLT "Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety." Proverbs 11:14 New King James Version (NKJV)  "But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26 NKJV "Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results." James 5:16 NLT  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 NKJV My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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September 28, 2020
Betrayal in Brotherhood with Jared Wilson
Hello everyone! Today I had the pleasure of speaking with my good friend, International Speaker and Founder of GentJW, Jared Wilson! He comes today with a story of how he felt hurt and betrayed by someone whom he called a brother... This is a story that had me speechless and is a must listen!  Jared Wilson: Website: https://www.gentjw.com/meetjw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JPTWilson25 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jwprimetime/ Show Notes: I mentioned Jesus giving life more abundantly: "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10 New King James Version (NKJV) I also mentioned: "As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." Proverbs 27:17 NKJV My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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September 21, 2020
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September 10, 2020
Forgiving My Father with Ryan Florence aka Flizzle
Hello Everyone! Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ryan Florence aka Flizzle fellow Christian, husband, father and founder/owner of EFiT! In this conversation we talk about the lessons he learned from forgiving his father and getting out of the victim mentality. This is a conversation that should not be missed! Ryan "Flizzle" Florence: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IAMRyanFlo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flizzle/ EFiT Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/efit.lifestyle/ Going With the Flos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/going_withtheflos/ Show Notes: I mentioned the previous episode where the guest spoke about her father: "Forgiving Those Who Have Passed On with Katia Simpson" I mentioned 2 verses "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 New King James Version (NKJV)& "For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11 NKJV I spoke about Jacob and his hip (Genesis 32:22-32) Ryan mentioned renewing your mind, this came from: "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2 NKJV and "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," Romans 3:23 NKJV Ryan also mentioned the peace that surpasses all understanding which comes from: "and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7 NKJV I mentioned such a time as this, this came from: "For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”" Esther 4:14 NKJV My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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September 7, 2020
Forgiving Those Who Have Passed On with Katia Simpson
Hello everyone! Today I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend Katia Simpson writer, actress and owner of Pure Thoughts Productions! We spoke about the lessons she had learned from forgiving her father who had passed away and how some were not easy... This is definitely a conversation that needs to be heard!  Katia Simpson: E-Mail: sweetangel5304@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katia.simpson.37 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lowkeygreat06/ Show Notes: I mentioned: "casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7 New King James Version (NKJV) I mentioned "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am [f]gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV Katia mentioned: "But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more." Luke 12:48 NKJV Trap of Closure Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKoGCEOc7E4&list=FLsTKcXt4adMWt2l0_BHf6_w&index=116&t=3s Katia mentioned: "and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:& NKJV My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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August 31, 2020
Forgiveness Made Easy - Interview with Barbara J. Hunt
Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Coach, Speaker, Writer & Musician Barbara J Hunt who brings over 25 years' experience as an international mentor, coach and transformational facilitator to make forgiveness easy. She is expert in guiding her clients from "I'll never forgive them for that" to complete release from the past, authentic forgiveness and peace of mind and heart. We spoke about her book "Forgiveness Made Easy: The Revolutionary Guide to Moving Beyond Your Past and Truly Letting Go", how forgiveness is a super power & more. Please listen to this interview! Barbara J. Hunt: Website: http://www.forgivenessmadeeasy.co.uk/ Her Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076P26K96/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 Coaching: http://www.evolutionarycoaching.co.uk/ Barbara's Song ""Merry Christmas (Means I Love You) Golden Angel Project": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY4Bv9wrBd8 Show Notes: When Barbara mentioned turning the other cheek: "But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also." Matthew 5:39 NLT We mentioned the Forgive 70 times 7 verse: "No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!" Matthew 18:22 NLT Story about Botham Jean: https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/07/us/dallas-police-shooting-botham-shem-jean/index.html and https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/02/us/botham-jean-brother-amber-guyger-hug/index.html Barbara mentioned Eva Kor she was a survivor of the holocaust and was subject to human experimentation under Dr. Josef Mengele and she forgave the Nazis for what they did to her. "Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety." Proverbs 11:14 NKJV "Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed." James 5:16 NLT Course in Miracles (https://acim.house/lesson-78/) Mentioned what is done in the dark: "Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops" Luke 12:3 NKJV Mentioned thorn in the flesh: "even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud." 2 Corinthians 12:7 NLT Teens listen to Phil Collins for the first time: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l3-iufiywU) My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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August 24, 2020
Let It Go
No I am not talking about the song from 'Frozen'. I am talking about one of the biggest lessons I learned from forgiving my bilogical mother, and that is letting it go. The pain, hurt, anger and everything, once I let it go that is when I found the freedom, healing and joy that I have been looking for. In this episode I go into more detail.  Show Notes: Let it Go - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk John 8:31 "Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings." New Living Translation (NLT) John 8:36 "So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free." NLT Matthew 6:15 "But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins." When I said the quote "courage is not the absence of fear..." The true quote is from Nelson Mandela which says: "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." (https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/5156-i-learned-that-courage-was-not-the-absence-of-fear) 1 Peter 5:7 "Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." NLT I got the "Yoke" definition from Wikipedia Destiny Church in Columbia, MD (https://www.yourdestiny.church/) Linus was a character from "The Peanuts" by Charles Schultz who always had a blue blanket with him My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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August 17, 2020
Grace in Marriage with Leonard Smith
I had the pleasure of speaking with Leonard Smith, husband, father, ministry leader, entrepreneur and owner of a financial brokerage in Maryland. We decided to speak about something different in this episode, the grace in marriage. As we are both married men, we thought that this was a topic that needed to be discussed. This is a message that is a must listen! Show Notes: Go-Go Music - music native to DC. Backyard Band - a Go-Go Band (https://www.instagram.com/backyardband/) WWE The Rock Flamethrower Entrance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSUSuXThbTc) Lil Flip Game Over (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7OyKAFu50M) Pre-Marital class at FBCG: "So You Think You Want to Get Married?" (https://register.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=13010) "Hey Listen" Navi from Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOFVrjL-XBM) When Leonard said deny the flesh, it came from: "When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me" Mark 8:34 New King James Version (NKJV) I mentioned Romans‬ ‭5:20‬ ‭NKJV: ‬‬“Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more” I mentioned ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬: “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” Leonard mentioned 2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬: “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” Leonard mentioned Philippians 2:3 NKJV "Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself" Leonard mentioned: James 4:6 NKJV "But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: 'God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble'" I mentioned Philippians 1:6 "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ" Leonard mentioned Ephesians 3:20 NKJV: "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us" Leonard Smith: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leonardshena.smith Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leonardshena/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonard-w-smith-iii-5b61b11b/ My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
46:21
August 10, 2020
Forgiveness When Friendships Break Down with Vincent Moten
This conversation was amazing and definitely needed! I spoke with Vincent Moten entrepreneur and owner of Elevate Your Tastes and future sommelier. Fun Fact: We are cousins!! I wanted to speak to him about a story of how a friendship that he once had was broken down by their attitude and how he had to forgive them and himself during that time... This is a story that is a must listen! Show Notes: For some reason Zoom kept kicking us out of the meeting, so please forgive the technical difficulties... Also, please forgive the iPhone dinging noise Vincent mentioned the podcast "Let's Talk Bruh" see here: https://letstalkbruh.libsyn.com/ I mentioned being confident in this very thing, it was found in Philippians 1:6 New King James Version: "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ" Vincent Moten: Website: https://elevateyourtastes.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elevateyourtastes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elevateyourtastes/ My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o  
49:02
August 3, 2020
Forgiving Yourself Part 3
Have you ever had problems forgiving everyone but yourself? I know I have, and it is a struggle I deal with a lot. In the final episode of this multi-part series I will discuss guilt, shame, and the 4 steps to forgiving yourself. Please enjoy the final part of this series! Show Notes: “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3:23  New Living Translation (NLT) “Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.” Psalm 32:5 NLT "So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free." John 8:36 NLT “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” Romans 5:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB) "But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive." Genesis 50:20 New King James Version (NKJV) "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6 NKJV My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
21:41
July 27, 2020
Why Should I Forgive with Derek Stone
I had the pleasure, blessing and pleasure of interviewing Derek Stone: musician, entrepreneur who is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stone’s  Repair and Remodel, LLC and author of the book "Why Should I Forgive". We spoke about the gems within this book and more. Please listen in on this interview! Derek Stone: https://www.derekstone.online/ https://www.derekstone.online/book Show Notes: When Derek mentioned Deuteronomy 30:19, here's the full verse: "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live" New King James Version (NKJV) I mentioned Philippians 1:6 "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ" NKJV I mentioned Matthew 18:12 "What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?" NKJV Derek mentioned "stimuli" this is the plural version of the word stimulus which means "something that incites  to action or exertion or quickens action, feeling, thought, etc." (dictionary.com) When Derek said "what you are letting in your heart..." I want to give this bonus verse: "Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." Proverbs 4:23 New Living Translation (NLT) When Derek mentioned bitterness, this is talked about in my episode "The Pros and Cons of Forgiveness/Unforgiveness - The Cons (Part 1 )". Check it out! When Derek mentioned a puddle jumper: "a Puddle Jumper is a combination life jacket, swim aid, and swim vest. Made by Stearns, it’s one of the most popular swim aids of all time." (https://www.lifejacketadvisor.com/kids-life-jacket-vs-puddle-jumper-vs-swim-vest/) I said Job let out his frustrations to God, I misspoke, he was speaking to his friends who accused him of wrongdoing, see Job Chapters 27-31 When I mentioned "yolk is easy and burden is light", here's the whole thing: "Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light." Matthew 11:28-30 NLT When Derek mentioned "Poldark", he is talking about the novel "Ross Poldark" by Winston Graham When Derek mentioned "wont touch a hair on your head", here's the full verse: "And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost." I mentioned 2 Chronicles 20:15 "And he said, 'Listen all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: 'Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's." NKJV My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
1:04:31
July 20, 2020
Forgiving Yourself Part 2
Have you ever had problems forgiving everyone but yourself? I know I have, and it is a struggle I deal with a lot. In the second episode of this multi-part series I will discuss accepting, talking and walking in God's forgiveness and forgiving ourselves. Please enjoy the second part of this series! Show Notes: “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1  New Living Translation (NLT) "No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead," Philippians 3:13 NLT “'Come now, and let us reason together,' Says the LORD, 'Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.'" Isaiah 1:18 New King James Version (NKJV) "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins." Isaiah 43:25 NKJV When I said "the negative perspective is more contagious than the positive perspective", I got this from a University of Pennsylvania Study by Paul Rozin and Edward Royzman (https://coachfederation.org/blog/are-we-hardwired-to-be-negative-or-positive) Paul Sozin is an expert in cultural psychology, Dr. Rozin is interested in such diverse topics as the way memories for pleasant events represent the actual experiences of these events, the reasons why the French have a healthier and happier relation to food than Americans do and the greater potency of joys (as opposed to comforts) in contributing to a feeling that one's life is productive, happy and worthwhile. (https://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/node/464) Edward Royzman is a senior lecturer in the Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences program, Dr. Edward Royzman teaches the core course Judgments and Decisions. Ed also teaches in the Department of Psychology and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies at Penn. His research focuses on the role of cost-benefit calculations and affective influence on moral judgement, the nature of moral values, and research methodology. He received a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. (https://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/mbds/faculty/edward-royzman) "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:30 NKJV "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 NKJV A Gentile is one belonging to any nation or people group other than the Jewish people group. (https://www.christianity.com/wiki/christian-terms/who-are-gentiles-biblical-examples-and-importance.html)  My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Leave me a Voice Message! https://anchor.fm/dwayne-staten5/message Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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July 13, 2020
Forgiving Yourself Part 1
Have you ever had problems forgiving everyone but yourself? I know I have, and it is a struggle I deal with a lot. In this first episode of a multi-part series I will discuss forgiving yourself and how it can be overcome. Please enjoy the first part of this series! Show Notes: Luke 22:1-4, 47-53 (Judas' betrayal and he killed himself on Matthew 27:3-10)  When I said that "Judas already planned to betray Jesus" I meant to say that "Satan had planned to enter Judas to use him to betray Jesus" Luke 22:54-62 (Peter's denial) Mark 9:30-32 (Jesus telling His disciples that He was coming back to life) John 21:15-17 (Peter’s Restoration) When I said "Christ Himself said to Jesus..." I meant to say "Christ Himself said to Peter" Matthew 16: 18-19 New Living Translation (NLT) "Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” (This was the verse where Jesus told Peter about his destiny) 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 NLT “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.” Psalm 103:10-11 NLT “He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 New King James Version (NKJV) "And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."  Romans 8:38-39 NKJV "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." NKJV The rapper who said "if you knew better, you do better" was Fabolous from the "Deuces Remix" Psalm 139:23-24 NLT "Search me, O God, and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life." My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
31:37
July 6, 2020
The Power of Forgiveness with Toxic Relationships with Nakia Burrise & Catherine Sutherland
Toxic relationships, we have all had our share and they can be very unhealthy and at times leave us hurt and sometimes scarred... Listen to this interview I had with Nakia Burrise & Catherine Sutherland (Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo & Power Rangers Turbo: The Movie) on their experience with toxic relationships.  Show Notes:  When I said "When I heard you were on a con" I meant a Comic-Con  Nakia references Matthew 6:15 our anchor verse which says: "But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins."  The Beyonce lyric I referenced was: "Even your very best friend tried to warn me on the low" from the song "Me, Myself and I" performed by Beyonce on her "Dangerously in Love" album  When Nakia said “JDF” she was talking about Jason David Frank who played Tommy on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers Turbo: The Movie, Power Rangers Dino Thunder.  When Nakia prayed for the person who hurt her, it reminded me of Matthew 5:44 New International Reader's Version which says: “But here is what I tell you. Love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.”  I referenced Matthew 7:7-8: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."  I also referenced Psalm 139:23-24: "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life."  Power Rangers Playback:  Official Website: https://www.powerrangersplayback.com/shop  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powerrangersplayback/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PlaybackPower  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-g0HdtN0aiCoen05thL85w/  Nakia Burrise:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nakia.burrise/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nakiaburrise/?hl=en  Twitter: https://twitter.com/nakiaburrise  Catherine Sutherland:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatherineJSutherland/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catherine_sutherland/?hl=en  My Social Media:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/  The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/  Music:  Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday  Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0  Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody  Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
40:05
June 29, 2020
Keep On Forgiving
In this episode i speak on the second lesson I learned when I forgave my biological mother, to keep on forgiving. Forgiveness at times is not a one time thing... It is something that has to constantly be walked out, worked out and lived out.  Show Notes: "Then Peter came to him and asked, 'Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?' 'No, not seven times,' Jesus replied, 'but seventy times seven!'" Matthew 18:21-22 New Living Translation (NLT) The verse "Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.' And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice." cam from Luke 23:34 NLT Winnie the Pooh quote: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." University of Pennsylvania Study by Paul Rozin and Edward Royzman that says "the negative perspective is more contagious than the positive perspective" (https://coachfederation.org/blog/are-we-hardwired-to-be-negative-or-positive) Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
13:38
June 22, 2020
Forgiving Family
Hello everyone today we will be talking about forgiving family members today. For some it will be difficult to hear, but I know that this is something that everyone needs to hear, for your sake and for your children's sakes... Show Notes: Pastor Stephen Chandler "Family is Built Not Born" Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1BzNsIf45M Genesis verses: Story of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 25, 27, 32 & 33) & Story of Joseph (Genesis 37-50)  I said Abraham was the father of Jacob, actually it was Issac, my mistake! When I said: "But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. No, don’t be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children.” So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them." This was from Genesis 50:19-21 New Living Translation (NLT) When I said: "But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:15. Our anchor verse!!!! When I spoke on the episode of Aaron Coney forgiving his brother, that is Episode 11: "Forgiving and Being on One Accord - Interview with Aaron Coney" When I said: "Jesus not only died for your sins, he died for everyone else’s sins..." This was from "Forgiveness - The Key to Healing Family Conflicts" (https://www.blessingofthefather.com/blog/forgiveness-the-key-to-healing-family-conflicts) When I said: "Our therapeutic age has suggested that we feel our way into action..." This was from "Forgiveness in the Family" by Ed Chinn (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/get-help/forgiveness-in-the-family/) When I said: "Children look to their parents first as role models..." This was from "5 Reasons You Should Forgive Family Members Now" by Kori Ellis (https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/946777/5-reasons-you-should-forgive-family-members-now/) Also, please forgive the birds chirping in the background! They were singing their hearts out when I was recording! My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
21:15
June 15, 2020
Forgiving and Being on One Accord - Interview with Aaron Coney
Today I had special guest Aaron Coney! Entrepreneur, Social Media Influencer and Undercover Superhero! I will not lie, I have looked up to him for years and seen his journey and to have him on the podcast is an absolute blessing from God. In this interview he speaks on forgiving his brother and how he wanted to be on one accord with his brother... This conversation is one that should definitely be listened to. Aaron Coney: Website: https://www.aaronconey.com/ Website: hustlematters.shop Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaronmconey Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaron.coney/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronConey Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5s-wzD3ybvHc7xXLBam-g Show Notes: I spoke on how unforgiveness can bring anger and bitterness into every relationship and new experience, I go in depth on this in Episode 4: "The Pros and Cons of Forgiveness/Unforgiveness - The Cons (Part 1 )" I mentioned Ephesians 4:26, here is the full verse "Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath," New King James Version (NKJV) When I mentioned that the power of life and death is in the tongue, it came from "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit" New International Version When Aaron mentioned leaning on your own knowledge and understanding, it came from this verse Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding" NKJV When Aaron brought up the 5 love languages book, it's called: "The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts" My Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
41:09
June 8, 2020
Forgiving Self... And God Interview with Karah Palmer
For this episode, I interviewed Karah Palmer an advocate for all things humane and who is deeply invested in the emotional, mental and spiritual health of families and communities. She had a powerful story where she had to forgive herself and... God??? This is something I have heard of but never really dove into and in this episode we do just that. I want you all to really listen in and hear this because this may be something that you are/have been going through. Karah Palmer: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humanitylessons/ Website/Blog: https://www.needingnothing.com/ Show Notes: When I mentioned Mary and Martha being mad at Jesus I was referring to when Lazarus died: See John 11 (especially verses 20-21) New International Version When I mentioned "Ask God and He will give it to you", this was from James 1:5 "If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking." New Living Translation My Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
37:20
June 1, 2020
Forgiving Pastors and... Who Stole $30K???? Interview with Michael McGreevy
I had a chance to interview Michael McGreevy, coach, entrepreneur and 1/4 of "The Entrepreneurial Family Man" Podcast! His stories are powerful and when I told you I was blown away, I was blown away... I want you all to really listen in and hear his stories, you may hear something that you are/have been going through. Michael McGreevy: Website: https://mcgreevyleadership.com/ E-Mail Address: Michael@McGreevyLeadership.com Phone Number: 716-713-2957 Entrepreneurial Family Man Podcast: https://efmlife.com/category/podcast/ New Project: www.becomingbrave.com Show Notes: "Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord." Romans 12:19 New American Standard Bible  "And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation" Romans 5:4 New Living Translation The Power of Forgiveness Group Sign Up Page: https://yourdestiny.churchcenter.com/groups/columbia/power-of-forgiveness The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ My Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
55:30
May 25, 2020
The Pros and Cons of Forgiveness/Unforgiveness - The Pros (Part 4)
This is Part 4 speaking about the pros of forgiveness in the article by the Mayo Clinic called: “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness”. We dive more into the physical, mental and emotional benefits of forgiving someone. This is a multi-part series that will speak on the pros and cons of forgiveness. Something to Think About: What if what you want/are looking for, is on the other side of forgiveness? What would you do to get it? Has any of these pros happened to you when you have forgiven someone of an offense? What is keeping you from experiencing these same benefits now? Ask God to show you what they are and to give you the strength to overcome it. Show Notes: The article this episode was based on: “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness” by the Mayo Clinic Staff (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692) When I said "Psychological depression occurs in at least 25%..." This was from: "A New Approach to Reducing Depression" (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-forgiving-life/201704/new-approach-reducing-depression) Robert Enright, Ph.D., is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a licensed psychologist, and the founding board member of the International Forgiveness Institute, Inc. (internationalforgiveness.com), who pioneered the social scientific study of forgiveness. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/experts/robert-enright-phd) When I explained what the immune system did, this was from: "Immune System: Diseases, Disorders & Function" (https://www.livescience.com/26579-immune-system.html) When I said "Studies have found that the act of forgiveness can reap huge rewards for your health..." This was from: "Forgiveness: Your Health Depends on It" (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/forgiveness-your-health-depends-on-it) When I said "For those who achieved forgiveness, anxiety and depression, along with improved self-esteem and hope, were improved" and "Other psychological benefits of forgiveness were increased feelings of love, improved ability to handle one’s anger..." This was from: "Forgiveness: How it Manifests in our Health, Wellbeing, and Longevity" (https://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1124&context=mapp_capstone) The Power of Forgiveness Group Sign Up Page: https://yourdestiny.churchcenter.com/groups/columbia/power-of-forgiveness The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ My Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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May 18, 2020
The Pros and Cons of Forgiveness/Unforgiveness - The Pros (Part 3)
This is Part 3 speaking about the pros of forgiveness in the article by the Mayo Clinic called: “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness”. We dive more into the physical, mental and emotional benefits of forgiving someone. This is a multi-part series that will speak on the pros and cons of forgiveness. Something to Think About: Write down the times when these pros happened when you forgave someone. Ask God to reveal what is keeping you from experiencing these same benefits now. Show Notes: The article this episode was based on: “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness” by the Mayo Clinic Staff (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692) When I said "For those who achieved forgiveness, anxiety and depression, along with improved self-esteem and hope, were improved" and "68 couples discussed a recent marital transgression... Lower blood pressure was found in both the transgressed and the transgressor" This was from: "Forgiveness: How it Manifests in our Health, Wellbeing, and Longevity" (https://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1124&context=mapp_capstone) The Bible verse I was talking about was: "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 New King James Version Another Bible verse: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27 New International Version **Bonus** Danita Lynne, author or "The Other Side of Unforgiveness" will be joining "The Power of Forgiveness" Group this Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM EST! The sign up page to join the conversation is below!!! The Power of Forgiveness Group Sign Up Page: https://yourdestiny.churchcenter.com/groups/columbia/power-of-forgiveness The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ My Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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May 11, 2020
The Other Side of Unforgiveness with Danita Lynne
"While it may be impossible to avoid experiences that hurt, disappoint, or even violate you, it is possible to overcome the effects of these experiences. In fact, in order to live a full life in every way, it’s not only possible, it’s necessary." This is just a brief synopsis from the book: "The Other Side of Unforgiveness" by Danita Lynne who is my special guest in this episode! Listen as we dive into her story of what she learned from forgiving those who have hurt her and how it impacted her life. Danita Lynne: Website: DanitaLynne.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/writeandsign/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dlynnespeaks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DLynneSpeaks Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC084x262TI1Ou5RzzOgJ3Sg Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Other-Side-Unforgiveness-Overcoming-Personal/dp/1733252703 **Bonus** Contact her directly and get a signed copy of her book "The Other Side of Unforgiveness" The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ My Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ Show Notes: Two Bible verses were mentioned in this episode: "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10 New King James Version (NKJV) "'Be angry, and do not sin': do not let the sun go down on your wrath," Ephesians 4:26 NKJV Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
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May 4, 2020
The Pros and Cons of Forgiveness/Unforgiveness - The Cons (Part 2)
This is Part 2 speaking about the cons of unforgiveness in the article by the Mayo Clinic called: “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness”. We dive more into the physical, mental and emotional consequences of not forgiving someone. This is a multi-part series that will speak on the pros and cons of forgiveness.  Something to Think About: Has any of these cons affected you? Have they affected any of your relationships and/or new experiences? If so, how? Write down the way(s) these cons have affected you in your life. What can you do to relieve this? Ask God to help with this. The Power of Forgiveness Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288059252211732/ My Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/dstatenspeaks/ https://www.facebook.com/dwaynelstaten/ Show Notes: The article this episode was based on: “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness” by the Mayo Clinic Staff (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692) When I said "There is an enormous physical burden to being hurt and disappointed..." This was from: "Forgiveness: Your Health Depends on It" by John Hopkins Medicine (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/forgiveness-your-health-depends-on-it) Karen Lee Swartz, M.D. who made this statement is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/results/directory/profile/0006521/karen-swartz) Learn More about Special Guest Danita Lynne here: https://www.danitalynne.com/ Snag a Copy of Her Book "The Other Side of Unforgiveness: Your Guide to Overcoming Personal Hurt" here: https://www.amazon.com/Other-Side-Unforgiveness-Overcoming-Personal/dp/1733252703 Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o
17:04
April 27, 2020
The Pros and Cons of Forgiveness/Unforgiveness - The Cons (Part 1 )
I found an article by the Mayo Clinic called: “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness” that spoke about the pros and cons of forgiveness, now that intrigued me because I never thought of the benefits of forgiveness other than a chip off your shoulder, but when I started reading it, it all made sense. There are physical, mental and emotional benefits and consequences when forgiving and not forgiving someone. This is a multi-part series that will speak on the pros and cons of forgiveness. This episode, I will speak about a few cons of not forgiving someone... Something to Think About: Has any of these cons affected you? Have they affected any of your relationships and/or new experiences? If so, how?  Write down the way(s) these cons have affected you in your life. What can you do to relieve this? Ask God to help with this. Show Notes: Music - Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o The article this episode was based on: “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness” by the Mayo Clinic Staff (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692)  When I said "Many times bitterness is the result of unresolved anger..." This was from: "7 Bible Verses To Help Overcome Bitterness" by Crystal McDowell (https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/7-bible-verses-to-help-overcome-bitterness/#ixzz6JzpNvWR1) Ephesians 4:31-32 was read using the English Standard Version When I said "People who hang on to grudges, however, are more likely to experience severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder..." This was from: "Forgiveness: Your Health Depends on It" by John Hopkins Medicine (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/forgiveness-your-health-depends-on-it)
16:36
April 20, 2020
Forgiving the Authorities in Our Lives
In all our lives, we have had figures of authority, ranging from parents, teachers, police officers, bosses, mentors, teachers, coaches and more. Now in a perfect world, a figure of authority is supposed to look out for the people under him/her, to make sure they are taken care of, make sure they are prepared to go out in the world, and help the people to be better than the authority themselves, right? Right! But unfortunately, we live in a broken world and while some people in authority do these things, we have others that are self-serving, only looking out for themselves, hurts others, step on other people’s back to get ahead, throw people under the bus, etc. I know you have one or maybe 5 people in mind who do this.  What should we do about them? In this podcast I speak on the story of David and his boss, King Saul, also I add my own story of a professor's accusation against me in my college undergrad years... I hope you enjoy this episode! Music for Podcast: *Intro and Outro* - Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o Show Notes: I said David's conscience bothered him before he cut Saul's robe, when in actuality David's conscience bothered him AFTER he cut the robe (see 1 Samuel 24:5). Whenever Saul did one thing, David did 1000 times better (see 1 Samuel 18:7). I said two co-workers cried when it was only one cried.
19:51
April 13, 2020
Ask God for the Wisdom & Strength to Forgive
When forgiving someone, some of us may ask: "How can I do that?" Others may say "I do not want to", "I cannot forgive them", or "I want to... But I just... Can't". You are not alone. In this episode I speak on what I learned when I forgave my biological mother which is asking God for the wisdom and strength to forgive. I hope this helps you.  Music Provided for This Episode: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o Show Notes: I used my handy-dandy Strong's Concordance: "The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible" by James Strong, LL.D., S.T.D.
17:04
April 6, 2020
Welcome to the 1st Episode of "The Power of Forgiveness" Podcast!
This is the very first episode of the podcast and I am so happy that you came to listen! Today I speak on what this podcast is about, what you will learn and what to look forward to in the future. I hope you enjoy it: Show Notes: 1. Music: Moody by Jay Someday https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_moody Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/WJHTZpx9d2o 2. I misspoke, I did not get the definition of forgiveness from Webster's Dictionary, I got it from www.dictionary.com 3. The Concordance I was referencing was: "The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible" by James Strong, LL.D., S.T.D.  3a. By the Way: A Bible concordance is an alphabetical listings of words and phrases found in the Holy Bible and shows where the terms occur throughout all books of Scripture. With cross-references for verses, concordances make it easy to understand the meaning of terms and the context in which those words are used (https://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/).
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March 28, 2020