Have you ever asked yourself, why does the Bible feel so complicated? Stumbling over; Who is who? Why are these things happening? & How does this relate to me? If so, you're in good company. Simply Put is a podcast that has been designed to break down God's Word into stories and circumstances we can better understand. Whether you'd consider yourself an all-in Christian or have never picked up a Bible before, my heart is that in this podcast, you'd find a home in His Word.
Today, we're going to look into Romans 8:18 when Paul basically says, "this suffering is worth it because I know what God can do." We'll talk about what it looks like the fight with prayer and praise. Also, how important it is to remain standing when you're set free.
I wrestled over Episode #16. The Bible is filled with stories about miraculous healings, talking donkeys, and a sea splitting in two. That being said, I am never fond of spending airtime talking about the enemy.
But a few weeks ago, a woman looked at me and said; "the devil is not creative. We have to be more aware of our attacks and the reality that whatever we're experiencing - has probably happened before."
Her words pierced me and sent me on a massive search from Romans 7 to learn more about what the devil isn't.
Here's what I found. he isn't omnipresent. he isn't creative. he isn't truth telling. he isn't our creator.
Come hangout on Episode 16 and watch me fumble my way through trying to understand this stuff. Happy Sunday dudes.
This week on Simply Put, one of my friends Bri and I are going to throw it back to the things we have learned from the roads we've walked. Our prayer is that this episode would meet you where you're at, give you encouragement for what you're walking through, and bring new insight into the real battles behind seeking Christ with your whole heart.
This week, we're going to be taking a break from Romans and diving into the story of David & Goliath. Whether you've heard this story 1,000 times or just once - there is always new revelation found within the text! Come dive into 1 Samuel 17 with us!
On Episode #12 we're going to be digging into Romans 5:1-4 and looking specifically at the giving nature of God. On this episode, we'll talk about the way in which we tap into God's strength to rise.
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Can we be honest for a few minutes? Many of us, if we're ugly honest, have spent our lives focused on the principle, "I believe in God because I want to go to Heaven." We've spent our lives so focused on making it to Heaven that we've bound ourselves up in a current hell. In Romans 4:3, we learn, "Abraham believed God" and I can't help but wonder, how much different would our lives be if we started believing God. If we started believing that He is good, He is for you, He is with you, and He loves you.
remember the day so clearly to which my Aunt Sue commented on a picture of me from New Orleans. From the outside look in - it looked like adventure but she knew, from the inside looking out, it looked like being lost. She commented, “Hey girly! Worried about you - feels like there is always a drink in your hand. I hope you’re doing okay.” For a few days, I didn’t respond. Honestly, I. didn’t know how to respond. She was right; I was lost, lonely, with a well put together public image. Indeed, I was not okay.
Her words lingered in my spirit for weeks when I finally reached out to her and told her I wasn’t okay. After our conversation, I became more aware of my behavior but still found myself unable to change. Week after week she sent me encouragement, shared with me sunsets, and scripture to remind me of my purpose in Him.
It took me seven more months to come to the realization that the “wild and free” lifestyle I was living was really causing me to live bound in chains. What if, leading someone back to Christ - either for the fifteenth time or for the first was less about the verses you memorize and more about the kindness you show?
What does it look like to lead someone in kindness back to Christ?
On Episode #10, we’re going to dive into Romans 2:4B and John 8:1-10. My hope is that through these stories, we will find the courage to lead with kindness abounding in His love and grace.
In Romans 1: 11-12 Paul is talking to the church in Rome about this idea of being mutually encouraging AKA running the race set for YOU to run. On todays episode we're going to look at how hope, focus, and investment play into this spiritual gift.
I messed up. I began looking at the race other women were running and deemed their strategy as mine. I started planning to launch two episodes a week. One episode on scripture and the other on implementation of that scripture. It sounds good, it sounds right, it sounds like hustle, it sounds beneficial except, it wasn't what God asked me to do.
Before Simply Put ever began God reaffirmed over and over again that it was not my job to give good advice but an honor to share God's wisdom. It was not my place to impart my strategy. It was only my place to embrace His sovereignty.
James 4:17 says, "If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is sin for them" through this verse I prayed for clarity. In His presence, I felt conviction.
From the outside looking in, maybe launching these types of episodes didn't look like a sin but from the inside looking out I knew - it wasn't what He had asked me to do. It's been five weeks since I've touched my microphone. Five weeks of receiving His grace and waiting in His presence for my next step.
Come hangout and hear what He has spoken to me over the last five weeks.
Over the last week and a half we've been studying the book of Mark. I got stuck in Mark chapter 5 when I began looking at the life of Legion. There is so much to learn about the way Jesus sees us when we are out of control.
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Over and over again, I have heard people tell me to "let my walls down". This idea, this phrase, says "what you've built is too high for others to get in." In the book of Nehemiah, we are introduced to a new way of thinking and we are shown a picture of what it looks like to rebuild walls that have been in ruins.
This past January I woke up to a text from a friend that said, "honestly, I think God is tired of your excuses". I knew she was right and yet something about stepping forward in obedience to what He asked me to do was terrifying. This week, we are going to dive into the way in which Jesus steps forward in obedience and what we can learn from His order.
Can I be honest with you guys for a minute? Sometimes, I kinda like the funk I am in. Sometimes, it's easier for me to stay where I am than it is to admit I need the healing power of God. In John chapter 5 we learned about a man who has been lying on a mat for 38 years! Jesus prompts this man to be healed, looks past his response, and commissions him to go forward and speak of Jesus's healing power. Join me today as we dive into this story, what prompts this healing, and what we can learn from the way this man responds.
When I heard of the events at Sri Lanka, I felt as if God downloaded this specific word into my soul. Join me in diving into Luke 21 & Psalm 37 as we navigate through one large question; "If God is good then why do bad things keep happening?"
Have we gotten so accustomed to the story of Jesus being born that we have missed the intricate details that relate to our lives? On today's episode we are going to talk about what a barn has to do with it, why there being no room for Him matters, and how our lives are forever changed when we set out on an adventure to seek Him.
In a generation that seeks to find validation from others, the story of Elizabeth, Zechariah, and John speaks to the power of our words and the impact privacy can have on our circumstances. Today, we're going to look at the two significant moments that happen in both Elizabeth and Zechariah's life prior to John being born. Why did God choose silence? Why did they seek seclusion? We're gonna talk about it today on SP!
For 25 years of my life, I thought the Bible was boring. I never understood how people could read it and what it meant. Join me on this episode of Simply Put to hear the heart, vision, and story behind how we got here today.