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Smoke and Water

Smoke and Water

By Justin Roberts
Character and integrity seem to be in short supply today. Let's change that, and smoke some cigars while we are at it.
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Forgive Your Neighbor As Yourself

Smoke and Water

Forgive Your Neighbor As Yourself

Smoke and Water

Forgive Your Neighbor As Yourself
What? What's that?  Yeah it's been a while, but we are back with a new episode about forgiving yourself.  Of course, we are smoking some cigars and giving on the spot reviews as well. Tune in and share!
May 20, 2022
Men Can Love, Too
What does the love of a man look like? We discuss it while we smoke cigars.
February 07, 2022
Choices, Choices
Being a man of integrity requires making hard choices. The hardest ones are often the small ones we aren't even aware of either.
January 24, 2022
Forging a Man
We are back. Life gets in the way sometimes, but that is no excuse.  Joseph and Justin relate the forging of metals to the forging of men, all while smoking a couple of cigars, of course.
January 17, 2022
Church Culture Part 2
We tried something new this time and filled a lot more time. Still just 2 guys, 2 cigars and a couple of opinions. 
September 28, 2021
Church Culture Part 1
Two guys. Two Cigars. Two opinions. One truth.  We talk about the state of church culture from our experience and share our thoughts. This could take a while. 
September 23, 2021
Luv is a Verb
Love God? How the heck do I do that? Love myself? Might be a little easier.  This time on Smoke and Water we discuss the finer points of loving and review the Drew Estate 10 and a Monte Cristo White Vintage....again.
August 04, 2021
Does the Bible Really Tell Me So?
Cigar Reviews: Ave Maria, Tatuaje Fausto "Old Man and the Sea" Joseph and Justin discuss what the Bible really says about sin and our role in this world. Do we solve all the problems? You be the judge!
June 25, 2021
It's Not Supposed to be This Hard...Is It?
Life can be a lot and we can often apply a lot of pressure to ourselves to do it right. All this does is increase blood pressure, stress, etc. This is where discipline comes in. Learn to chill. Smoke a cigar.
May 11, 2021
D@!$*#, Jesus!
Sometimes that conscience seems to want to put a stop to fun. But what is conviction really about? Join us as we review a My Father cigar and a collaboration from Caldwell called The T.
April 19, 2021
Failure, Fuente and Fire Cured
We put a lot of smoke in the air and bring to you the truth about moral failure. Hint: it's not as bad as you think. Also, here's the link to our new website where you can message us and ask questions:
April 12, 2021
Fires of Temptation...or something like that
Temptation is good for you, isn't it? We smoke something unique and something a little more traditional then hash out the truths about temptation and decisions. 
March 21, 2021
What's the Point of God?
We may not have answered the question satisfactorily, but I think we got to the root of the problem and can get you started. It is not about religion by the way. Also smoked a Plasencia and H. Uppman cigars and discovered an incredibly talented artist in Fort Worth, Kim Jackson. Check out her unique and inspiring work at or on instagram at @kjackart. You will not be disappointed.
March 03, 2021
Winter, Religion & Father
Not much cigar info here due to w winter blast in Texas. Justin shares some things that came up while on retreat.
February 18, 2021
Bones, Buns, and Burnout
The Bones are a mystery this time around, and the buns have been blocked; but burnout is real and we all encounter it at some point. But there is something we can do about it, and it can involve smoking a cigar if you are so inclined.
February 12, 2021
Blessed, Toothpicks, and Warzones
#blessed. Oh really? What does that even mean? This episode is about being blessed. Of course, great cigars were smoked.
February 03, 2021
Cliche, Perspective, and Resolutions
This one was recorded right before the end of 2020 in preparation for beginning a new year. We smoked some great cigars and talked about really resolving to better your life. 
January 25, 2021
Paraclete, Candy Canes & Dirt
Don't know what paraclete is? It is one of the names for Holy Spirit. How does this fit in with the season? Listen in and maybe you'll find out! Special guest Hannah Pigg!
December 24, 2020
Fire Gods, Lunatics, and Consciences
Your conscience is your most sacred property, but how do we tend to that property? The idea is not to lose your mind over it. Take your time and ask good questions.
December 23, 2020
Smoke, Grit, and Gratitude
Two new smokes put us in the mind to talk about gratitude, and not just for the usual stuff. Are you grateful for the year 2020? Could you be?
December 16, 2020
Fractions, Facades, & Figurados
We have an in-studio guest this week: Matt Russell. It's no news that we are only so-so at math when it comes to fractions. And Joseph wonders, is the church cranking out professional pretenders? Light a cigar and tune in to find out what we think. Correction to something we said in ignorance on the recording--Cigar Aficionado starts their top 25 of 2020 on Monday, December 16.
December 07, 2020
A Peace of Our Minds
Two reviews of two very different cigars and a little walk on the path to peace. You know you need it! Happy Thanksgiving!
November 23, 2020
A Little Glitter Goes a Long Way.
It's all about the little things. They kill. They matter. And we are affected by them all the time...unless we take action internally.
November 16, 2020
Diesel, Debates, Decency
The elections are over. The counts are in. Can we stop acting like spoiled children now? We review a couple of great cigars and have some discussion on basic human decency. We come to one conclusion: everyone needs to chill out and smoke a cigar.
November 09, 2020
Chickens are Rude
Cohiba Macassar, Monte Cristo, Rude Animals, and Basic Information.  It's also time for a small giveaway! Glassware and a Macanudo Inspirado Green Cigar. Go follow Smoke and Water on Facebook and Instagram, share at least one post and tag three of your friends on Instagram. Winner announced next week.
November 02, 2020
Doubt On the Rise
Doubt, failure, deconstruction, heresy--whatever you think it is, it is vital to spiritual growth. Author and life coach Kurtis Vanderpool joins us this week to discuss the importance of questions in the journey of faith.  Be sure to check out his web site and read his book, Giving Up Sunday.
October 26, 2020
The Living Dead and Destiny
Peanut butter, tomato debates, and Zombies on a journey. This week's episode covers a lot of ground. Light up a cigar, put some smoke in the air and settle in with us.
October 18, 2020
Ash, Ashton, Acton
Our TENTH Episode! In this exciting episode we get to interview Michael Haning about the groundbreaking school, Acton Academy. We also review Asthon's VSG and Drew Estate Java Maduro cigars.  Get more info about Acton Academy at the website.
October 04, 2020
Can I Get A Woodness?
Who knew a lancero would take two hours? Joseph gets to smoke two cigars. Then we deride the use of religion to control people. Disgusting.
September 28, 2020
Hail Mary, Full of Grace
Forgiveness. Mercy. Grace. Do they have a place in our world today? And what about those Ave Maria cigars? 
September 20, 2020
Bad to the Bone
A brief and candid review of a CAO Bones cigar followed by a frank answer to a deep question of faith.
September 14, 2020
Good Karma Cigar
This is a shout out to our local cigar lounge, Good Karma. Go see them in Amarillo, Lubbock or Ft. Worth and tell them Smoke and Water sent you. Amarillo - 1709 South Polk Street Lubbock - 2211 University Avenue Ft. Worth - 704 E. Weatherford Street
September 06, 2020
Inspiring Inspirados
We review a new release from Macanudo: the Inspirado Green with a Brazilian wrapper. We also talk about calling and purpose. Ignore the random background noise like the squeaking in the background at the end.  email us: on the web at:
September 06, 2020
Neanderthal and Narcissism
Join me as I smoke a Neanderthal cigar from RoMa Craft Tobac then rant about the destructive nature of pride.  email me at on the web at
August 31, 2020
Prototypes, Vintages, and Restorations
Joseph joins me again and we smoke a Monte Cristo White Vintage and a Placencia Prototype. Then we talk about the true identity of suffering.
August 24, 2020
Mental Health and Monte Cristo
In this episode I review the Monte Cristo Espada and talk about Rihanna briefly, get on a little soap box, and discuss men's emotional health. 
August 17, 2020
We Can Be Heroes
My friend Joseph joins me for a smoke and we ramble on about heroes for a little while. Put some smoke in the air and join us.
August 10, 2020
Hope and a Macanudo
This is my first episode. I review the Macanudo Vintage Maduro 1997 and discuss hope, or the lack thereof.
August 03, 2020
August 2, 2020
August 02, 2020