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Pause to Consider

Pause to Consider

By Sam Taylor
The podcast where you put your busy day on pause to consider scriptural wisdom and encouragement on your walk towards God's Kingdom.

Uploaded on Wednesdays to bring you spiritual motivation at the midpoint of your week.

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How God Heals a Broken Heart
 How does the treatment of a broken bone mirror the need for God to treat our broken heart? Check out this episode to learn what the Bible has to say! References: 1) Psalm 147:1-5                2) Isaiah 53:3-7                3) Isaiah 61:1-3 Please rate and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Your support helps others find this podcast, which in turn helps them to get thinking about the Word of God! Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
13:37
September 4, 2021
Discerning Shadows
Though we may think we have a good handle on things around us, it's still difficult to understand what we can't directly see or interact with. How does God utilize this understanding about people to teach us about Him and His purpose? Listen to this episode to find out! References: 1) Hebrews 9:24-10:1                   2) Genesis 1:1-3                     3) 1st John 3:1-2     Please rate and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Your support helps others find this podcast, which in turn helps them to get thinking about the Word of God! Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
12:29
August 18, 2021
Spiritual Realignment
What can getting a tire alignment on a vehicle teach us about how to improve our relationship with God and Jesus? You'll have to listen to this episode to find out! References: 1) Proverbs 16:1-3,9         2) Romans 7:15-25              3) Psalm 139:23-24         Proverbs 4:20-27  Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
12:46
July 28, 2021
The Paradox of Choice
We make more choices than we can count every day, yet sometimes the abundance of choice overwhelms us. What does the Bible say about the "paradox of choice"? How can God's Word help us to cut through the noise and make more meaningful decisions? I hope you choose to listen to this episode to learn more. References: 1) Matthew 6:25-34                   2) Deuteronomy 30:19-20                       3) Proverbs 3:5-6 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
10:31
May 7, 2021
The Marshmallow Experiment
What can a classic experiment involving children and marshmallows teach us about developing self-control and patience? Check out this devotion to learn more! References: 1) Galatians 5:16-24                     2) Hebrews 10:23                               3) Hebrews 11:8-16 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
13:41
April 21, 2021
Investing in the Kingdom
What can a concept used for buying and selling stocks about how we perceive the investment disciples make to follow God? Check out this devotion to find out! References: 1) Acts 14:19-23                    2) Matthew 13:44-46                               3) Matthew 6:19-21 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
12:40
March 31, 2021
Breaking Free from Bad Decisions
What can a pizza with extra olives teach us about the sunk cost fallacy and breaking the cycle of making bad decisions? Listen to this devotion to find out!  References: 1) 2nd Chronicles 25:5-13                    2) Ezekiel 18:30-32                              3) Hosea 6:1-3  Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
11:59
March 4, 2021
Nesting Crows
What can a crow trying to make a nest from someone's hair teach us about how to consider temptation and sin? Listen to this devotion to find out! References: 1) James 1:13-16                2) Luke 4:1-13                      3) Romans 6:19-23 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com  If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
12:18
February 17, 2021
Ubuntu
How we define our personal identity informs how we perceive and interact with the world around us. What does Ubuntu do for our sense of self, and how can it help us become more active participants in the body of Christ? Tune in to this devotion to find out! References: 1) Genesis 2:18                             2) John 15:1-12                             3) Nehemiah 8:8-12                                4) Ephesians 4:1-6 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
12:21
February 3, 2021
Feedback Loops
What can we learn about our own natural and spiritual tendencies through the body's subconscious mechanism to maintain its internal temperature? Listen to this devotion to find out for yourself! References: 1) 2nd Kings 17:6-14                                2) Romans 7:15-25                                               3) 2nd Peter 3:18 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
13:07
January 20, 2021
Lemon Juice and Mountaintops
What can a bank robber's misguided assumption do to help us address overconfidence in our lives? Check out this episode to find out! References:  1) Job 37:14-24                                    2) Luke 14:7-11                                        3) 1st John 3:2 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
13:45
December 30, 2020
Hold Fast
What can sailors riding out a fierce storm teach us about endurance? Check out this episode to learn more! References: 1) Ephesians 4:11-14                          2) Hebrews 10:19-25                               3) Revelation 3:11 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
10:17
December 10, 2020
How to Neutralize Bitterness
What can our taste bud's ability to taste bitterness teach us about what God wants us to pursue in life? Take a listen to this devotion to find out! References: 1) Exodus 12:7-13                                   2) Psalm 34:4-10                                   3) Romans 8:18 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
11:10
November 25, 2020
Embracing our Brokenness
What can the Japanese art of Kintsugi teach us about how God sees us when we feel broken by life's troubles? Check out this devotion to learn more. References: 1) 2nd Corinthians 4:6-10                 2) Psalm 147:3                             3) Psalm 51:10-17                                    4) 2nd Corinthians 12:9-10 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
11:41
November 4, 2020
Furnishing Our Hearts and Minds
What can our relationship with family heirlooms teach us about the traditions we keep in our service to God and Jesus Christ? Listen to this devotion to learn more! References:  1) Mark 7:9-13                           2) Mark 2:27                             3) Romans 12:1-2                             4) Hebrews 12:1-2 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
13:12
October 21, 2020
Godly Solutions to Worldly Problems
What does the Bible have to say about how to handle issues on social media today? Listen to this devotion to find out! References: 1) Proverbs 18:19                   2) Proverbs 18:2                      3) 2nd Timothy 2:15-18               4) 2nd Corinthians 4:17-18              5) 2nd Timothy 2:22-26            6) James 1:19-20                    7) James 2:13 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram           
12:55
July 9, 2020
Gresham's Law
What does an economic principle about currency have to do with our worship of God? Check out this week's devotion to find out! References: 1) Malachi 1:6-14                  2) 1st Chronicles 21:22-27            3) Colossians 3:23-24 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
12:48
June 26, 2020
How Does Your Faith Grow?
What does muscle growth have to do with strengthening our faith? If you're wondering what the answer is, you should listen to this devotion! References: 1) James 1:2-4                      2) Philemon 1:8-10, 17-20                           3) James 1:12                                 4) Isaiah 40:28-31 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
15:06
June 10, 2020
Desiring the Path
Ever notice the worn down shortcuts through the grass on a student campus? If you're wondering what those paths have anything to do with a disciple's efforts to be like Jesus, you should listen to this week's devotion.   References: 1) Luke 13:23-28                      2) Psalm 119:97-106                      3) Isaiah 26:7-8   Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com  Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
11:05
May 27, 2020
Finding True North
How can the business theory of "True North" affect how we seek to serve God and His worldwide family of believers? Tune in to this episode to find out! References: 1) Proverbs 3:1-8                      2) 1st Peter 1:3-7                                   3) Colossians 3:1-4 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - https://wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram 
10:06
May 13, 2020
The Little Ships of Dunkirk
The "Dunkirk Spirit" is defined in the Cambridge dictionary as the “willingness by a group of people who are in a bad situation to all help each other.” If you'd like to know more about how this spirit can be found in every day discipleship, I invite you to listen to this devotion on Pause to Consider. References: 1) 2nd Corinthians 10:3-6                         2) Isaiah 6:8                       3) Exodus 35:4-9, 20-21, 29                     4) Hebrews 6:10-12 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - https://wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
12:02
April 29, 2020
Faith and Balance
What did my dog's sudden issues with balance and coordination teach me about my faith? Check out this week's devotion to find out! References: 1) Romans 10:17             2) Hebrews 11:6                   3) 2nd John 1:4-6                4) Proverbs 3:13-23 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Want to learn more about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com If you're interested in additional listening material, check out - https://wcfoundation.org/podcasts Social Media: Facebook | Instagram 
11:11
April 15, 2020
The Measure of Man
Throughout his life, Ben Franklin practiced thirteen virtues in a rotation to improve himself. How can this pattern help a disciple measure themselves and improve their relationship with God? Check out this devotion to learn more! References: 1) Philippians 3:8-14          2) 1st Corinthians 11:28-32        3) Galatians 5:22-23          4) Psalm 139:23-24 Ben Franklin's Thirteen Virtues Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
10:49
April 1, 2020
One Does Not Love Breathing
Hard times can help us to appreciate the things we take for granted. But what does the Bible say about the risks of complacency and how to avoid it in our lives? Take a listen to this devotion to learn more! References:  1) Amos 6:1,4-7                      2) Revelation 3:14-20                3) 1st Thessalonians 5:1-11 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media: Facebook | Instagram Want to learn more about what I believe? Thisisyourbible.com
13:55
March 22, 2020
Lifeguard Training
Lifeguards are trained to spot the warning signs of someone drowning, even in a swimming area is full of people. How can those lessons apply to followers of Christ? Check out this devotion to find out more! References: 1) Psalm 18: 1-6, 16-19                                    2) Psalm 130:1-5                                 3) Philippians 2:19-22                              4) Revelation 21:1 Want to learn about what I believe? Visit thisisyourbible.com to discover God's Word for yourself! Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media: Facebook | Instagram 
11:58
January 23, 2020
Tsunami Stones
In villages across Japan, tsunami stones are the silent reminders of past disasters, reminding the residents of their vulnerability. How do we find the tsunami stones in our lives? Listen to this devotion to find out more! References:       1) 1st Peter 5:8-10           2) Matthew 7:24-27         3) Romans 5:1-5           4) 2nd Corinthians 12:9-11 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Click here to learn more about the Bible! Social Media:    Facebook | Instagram 
13:20
December 27, 2019
Bringing Gratitude to Life
How do I express my gratitude to God in meaningful way? This was the question on my mind as I recorded this devotion. Please join me as I try to answer it for myself. References:               1) Psalm 50:12-15, 23                              2) 2nd Corinthians 9:6-15                                3) Jonah 2:9 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media: Facebook | Instagram 
12:35
December 4, 2019
Chess Fundamentals for Christ's Body
What can the basics of chess teach us about how we are to interact with and behave in the Body of Christ? Take a listen to this devotion to find out for yourself! References:    1) 1st Corinthians 12:12,23 & 21-26                       2) Esther 4:13-14                                    3) Philippians 2:3-11 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media: Facebook | Instagram 
13:28
November 19, 2019
Planting Mums
It's important to know when it's the right time to plant mums so they return annually. It's also important as disciples to know how to establish our roots in God and Christ so we can blossom for Him. Take a listen to this devotion to learn more. References: 1) Isaiah 40:6-7           2) Ephesians 3:14-19                  3) 1st John 3:16-18                     4) Isaiah 40:8 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
10:15
October 25, 2019
Shapes in the Clouds
Sometimes, if you look closely, you can make shapes out of the clouds. But what does this have to do with God's plan for you? You'll have to listen to this devotion to find out. References:             1) Ecclesiastes 3:11                               2)    Isaiah 45:7                                      3)  Hebrews 2:10                         4)  Ecclesiastes 12:13       5) Romans 8:18 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media:   Facebook | Instagram 
11:31
September 7, 2019
Dirty Clothes
We've all been stuck in dirty clothes we are eager to get out of at some point. What can that teach us about the hope of God's Kingdom, though? Tune in to this week's devotion to find out! References:       1) Revelation 19:6-9                      2) Isaiah 64:6                          3) Zechariah 3:3-5, 7   Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media: Facebook | Instagram 
09:26
August 27, 2019
Treasure Hunting
Is there a treasure in this life worth focusing all your time and energy on? Listen to this episode to find out! References:                         1) 2nd Corinthians 4:18                  2) Proverbs 2:1-8                    3) Exodus 31:1-5                              4) James 1:5-7 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media:     Facebook | Instagram 
08:01
August 21, 2019
Sta Lavorando
What does a story about Michaelangelo preparing to sculpt the Statue of David have to do with God working in our lives? Tune in to this week's devotion to learn more! References:  1) Habakkuk 2:14       2) Romans 4:16-17          3) Romans 9:16-24              4) Jeremiah 1:5  Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com  Social Media: Instagram | Facebook 
11:42
August 1, 2019
Outrunning a Bad Diet
The secret to outrunning a bad diet is that you can't.  So how do Christians avoid a bad spiritual diet in our race towards the Kingdom? Listen to this devotion to learn more! References:  1) John 2:15-17       2) Numbers 11:4-6, 31-33     3) Psalm 63: 1-7  Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media:  Facebook |  Instagram 
10:15
July 3, 2019
Shibboleth
Cultural passwords can be found all over the world to identify members of a region or subculture. But what is the cultural password to prove one is Christian? Give this devotion a listen to learn more!  References:  1) Judges 12:1-6       2) Exodus 1:11        3) Romans 15:1-7          4) Galatians 5:1, 5-6       5) John 13:34-35 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram 
11:35
June 26, 2019
What's Your Occupation?
Most of us, at some point or another, have held a job. How can we transfer lessons of working for someone into faithfully representing God and Jesus Christ? Listen to this episode to learn more! References:  1) Exodus 39:30-31      2) Galatians 3:27        3) Colossians 3:12-17          4) Romans 13:11-14 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com Social Media:  Facebook | Instagram 
11:57
June 20, 2019
We Are Barabbas
 It’s easy  to draw encouragement from inspirational figures in Scripture, like Moses or David. But how often do we consider people in the Bible we're NOT supposed to be like, such as Barabbas? Challenge yourself today by listening to this devotion.  References: 1) Mark 15:7       2) Matthew 15:18-19     3) 1st John 3:12, 17      4) Galatians 5:13       5) 2nd Corinthians 3:17 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com  Social Media:  Facebook |  Instagram 
11:29
June 13, 2019
Following the Master's Blueprint
In the early days of photography, an experiment led to the development of blueprints. How can spiritual blueprints found in the Bible show us how we can be part of God's blueprint for mankind? Check out this week's devotion to learn more! References:    1) Hebrews 8:1-6           2) 1st Peter 2:4-5           3) John 20:24-29 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com  Social Media:    Facebook | Instagram
11:14
June 5, 2019
The Race We Run
An Olympic sprinter's dreams were dashed after a devastating injury. What happened next is a wonderful lesson for the race we run towards the Kingdom of God. Listen to this week's devotion to learn more!  References:  1) Leviticus 7:32-34  |  2) Psalm 37:23-24  | 3) Galatians 6:2  | 4) Hebrews 12:1-2  Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram 
09:28
May 29, 2019
Seeking our Antidote
What spiritual lessons can we get from the dangers of venomous snakes? Give this devotion a listen to find out!  References:  1) Numbers 21:4-9  2) John 3:12,14-17 3) Titus 2-11:14 Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram 
10:38
May 22, 2019
Desensitization in Discipleship
A father taught his son to appreciate the cost of eating meat. How can this make us aware of potential shortcomings in our discipleship? Listen to this week's devotion to find out!  References:  1) Leviticus 4:27-29 2) Romans 13:11-12 3) 1st Timothy 6:11-12 4) Deuteronomy 6:7-9 Social Media: Facebook | Instagram  Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com 
09:48
May 14, 2019
Little Helpers
What can a little boy and a toy drill teach you about discipleship? Check out this week's devotion to find out! References: 1) Mark 10:13-16 2) Matthew 18:2-6 3) Ephesians 5:1-2 Social Media:  Facebook | Instagram  Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com 
10:32
May 8, 2019
Shekels of the Sanctuary
What do the principles of the Law have to teach us about how to make amends with others today? Tune in to this week's devotion to find out! References: 1) Leviticus 5:14-16 2) Matthew 5:23-24 3) Proverbs 16:11 Social Media: Facebook | Instagram Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com
10:53
April 30, 2019
The Biggest Word in the World
What do you think the biggest word in the world is? And what does it have to do with discipleship? Check out this week's devotion to find out! References: 1) Exodus 19:5 2) John 14:23 3) Romans 6:5 Hymn 405  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com
11:24
April 23, 2019
The Necessity of Pain
Why is the ability to experience pain so vital to not only our physical well being, but our spiritual health as well? Take a listen to this week's devotion to find out! References:   1) 1Ti 4:1-6 2) Eph 4:17-19, 25-32 3) Psa 107:17-22 Hymn 222, last verse  Social Media: Facebook | Instagram  Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com
11:09
April 17, 2019
The Leper Within Us
By touching a leper, Jesus Christ showed the world that He can make anything clean. What does that mean for us in our spiritual worship? Tune in this week's devotion to find out! References: 1) Matthew 8:1-4  2) Exodus 29:37   3) Romans 12:1    4) Hebrews 13:10-16 Social Media:  Facebook | Instagram Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com 
10:59
April 9, 2019
Spiritual Physicians
Dr. Carlo Urbani saved countless lives through his efforts to stop the spread of SARS. How can we apply his example to our own spiritual lives? Tune in to this week's devotion to learn more! References: 1) Malachi 2:6-7    2) 1st Peter 2:4-5     3) James 5:16     4) Malachi 4:2 Social Media: Facebook | Instagram Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com 
09:21
April 2, 2019
Motivation vs. Discipline
Ever get excited to make changes in your life, only for the excitement to wear off and to end up right where you started? Tune in to this week's devotion to hear how God can help you get around that! References: 1) Proverbs 5:7-12; 21-23     2) Hebrews 12:5-11         3) Hebrews 12:12-15           Social Media:   Facebook | Instagram Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com
09:36
March 27, 2019
Zucchini Seeds
What does planting zucchini have to do with preaching the Gospel? Tune in to this week's devotion to find out! References: 1) Matthew 13:3-9; 18-23   2) Ecclesiastes 11:4-6    3) Galatians 6:9 Social Media: Facebook | Instagram  Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com 
09:40
March 20, 2019
Introduction - Selah
Welcome to the podcast! In this episode, I introduce myself, talk about my experiences as a Christadelphian that inspired me to create this podcast, and offer a devotion on the biblical principle behind the name of the series - Pause to Consider. All Bible readings, unless otherwise noted, come from the English Standard Version (ESV).  1) Psalm 46    2) 1st Kings 19:9-13     3)Philippians 4:8 Shoutout to my friends, Levi and Chris, of the Good Christadelphian Talks podcast! Social Media: Facebook | Instagram  Email: pausetoconsiderpodcast@gmail.com 
15:55
March 14, 2019