A 22 minute podcast about the best in personal and spiritual growth. It is in the arenas of life that our mettle, faith, and commitments are put to the test. Tobin Crenshaw is a strategic interventionist coach and graduate of Robbins-Madanes Training. A best-selling author and a former Marine, he has spent over 15 years in full-time ministry while simultaneously working in the criminal justice field. In 22 minutes an episode he reveals some of the deepest tools, strategies, and inspiring stories you will hear in regards to personal and spiritual growth.
Why language is being used as a weapon; Siri Lindley on overcoming cancer and 3 powerful lessons from her experience; how Robert Robinson wrote one of the most famous hymns but only after planning to mock a famous evangelist; getting honest with who you wanted to be when you were a child; a study on people that lived over 100 shows they shared one common trait; Frank Kafka and the doll he used to change a life; King David and Napoleon on what it takes to live victoriously; Dana Ives on profound lessons on living life on your own terms; and one family facing death when a tornado ripped the roof from over their heads.
How God redeemed the “meanest man in Texas”; plus the powerful Hoʻoponopono prayer that can change your life this very day; what a true believer looks like; the caning of Charles Sumner on the floor of the United States Senate and why not much has changed; why we know that “this too shall pass”; some amazing statistics in America; what China is doing to crosses on churches; and one girl’s remarkable response to why she was a worse sinner after following Jesus.
The literal word for sin means "to untie", and when we understand that in its fullness there is tremendous freedom; plus the power of your second brain, Tony Robbins on transformational vocabulary, one Psalm for when you are feeling overwhelmed, Paul on the power of music, letting your future self make all your decisions, Joyce Meyer on why no one knows her real name and how she overcame ultimate abuse, Kyle Maynard on "It's not what I can do; it's what I will do"; one missionary on overcoming addiction, how taking all the money from the rich would not change a thing, why the media is mostly corrupt, and what Jesus meant by 'love thy neighbor'.
Mickey Rooney was once the most popular actor in the world, and after 8 marriages and a substance abuse addiction, he experienced a miracle you need to hear to believe; plus, Martin Luther on ultimate pain; studies on happiness from Yale to Harvard to an entire country; what Solomon would say to the world right now; Warren Buffett on wealth; Alexander Loyd on saving his marriage and life by answering one question; how the Mona Lisa is a picture of faith; and one thing that kills happiness.
Scripture says we are given both life and breath because breath is what animates our spirit when we choose to take action. But as Paul Coughlin shares, all men have life but not all men have breath, and that is why their lives are unfulfilled. Plus, the defining characteristic of God that Paul shared with atheists; Joe Ehrmann on a powerful solution to bullying; President Theodore Roosevelt on being a person of influence; Tocqueville on what causes depression for those who seem to have it all; Dr. Julie Slattery on why Legos are a metaphor for happiness; Peter Hammond on true prayer; Chesterton on why honorable soldiers fight; how the Army defines courage; and Todd Beamer’s witness to taking action when it is needed most.
When scripture speaks of God as the First and the Last, it is literally the First (ALEF) and the Last (TAV) letters of the alphabet. Jesus claimed this same title for himself, and both the ALEF and the TAV are pregnant with meaning that cannot be missed, clearly pointing to the cross and salvation. Plus, why David Livingstone was fearless (he courageously faced down Muslim slave traders ), what George Muller taught about the trials of life, why Pilate's question about truth was categorically wrong, the mark believers literally wear on their foreheads, why have a theology grounded in victory, and the need more than ever for an uncommon faith. As Livingstone said, "I SHALL TRY TO HOLD MYSELF IN READINESS TO GO ANYWHERE, PROVIDED IT BE FORWARD."
The absolutely compelling story of Greg Matthew (Wild Awakenings), and how his faith was transformed by an act of terrifying violence. Plus, 5 things husbands and wives can do for their marriage, how your worst day can become your best, true pictures of God in the midst of pain, understanding God has no better plan than to use you and me, Rigoberta Menchu on surviving war and earning the Nobel peace prize by giving hope to others, and what Jesus said when a man asked him, “Where were you when I needed you most?”
Nely Galan on the importance of answering, "Why aren't you doing something bigger with your life?"; Paul on facing Christ one day and answering whether we spent our time on good things or worthless things; John Milton on losing his eyesight but seeing God more clearly; the story of hate and forgiveness in the lives of Adolf Coors and the man who murdered his father, Joseph Corbett; Ephesians 4:10 which tells us Jesus ascended above all the heavens in order to fill the entire universe, yet knows the very number of hairs on our head; why God of Jacob may soon become your favorite reference to God in prayer; William Tyndale on fearlessly facing death for translating the Bible into common language; Terry Sisney on pretty praise vs. ugly praise; and Linda Dillow on the powerful story of love and holiness in the story of Krista and her husband who returned from the war in Iraq.
How Truett Cathy used isolation to create one of the most successful companies in America; Rosey Grier (who helped stop RFK's assassin) on finding hope in the house we all share; D. L. Moody on being emptied to be filled; Joel Rivera on a fascinating study on college students and bad habits and how it can help you make massive changes today; John Piper on a better question about faith; the numbers you won't hear on your daily news but that really matter (70,000 people commit their lives to Christ every day; a film about Jesus that has been viewed by over 3.5 billion times; the nations the gospel reached in 1000 years); and Judy Rogers on one of the most unselfish gifts you will ever hear about.
Come along and see that theologians, missionaries and song writers down through history have consistently lived and proclaimed the victory of Jesus and of his gospel in day to day life and in all of history (far different from the many naysayers today who are always spreading fear and defeat); plus a life changing event that happened at Tony Robbins seminar on 9/11; why the media so often is opposed to hope and truth; why gold is used as a metaphor for faith and blessing (and why people are still drawn to it today); how Jesus is restoring what was lost in Eden and how we can be partners with him in that restoration; and why in Christ you do not need to fear the devil.
The true account of what motivated alchemists and why it matters today; fascinating psychology studies of what happens when we feel like something has been taken from us; what Peter said about Jesus’ miracles, the empty tomb, and David’s prophecy about him; understanding that sin complicates and that righteousness simplifies; why holiness is not about numbers; Max Lucado on the prison of want; Tony Robbins on what determines destiny; Thomas Paine and knowing ‘the time hath found us’; the heroic efforts of Leonard Abess and Alicia Keys; Joseph McClendon on thoughts, feelings and actions; Paul Zane Pilzer on the music industry being transformed; why you need to live and tell your story; Martin Luther’s profound answer for life in 3 words; and Chuck Colson on finding grace in prison after Watergate.
A simple survey on how people are staying positive during the lockdown; Duante Moore on leaving behind gang violence to serving other people and the two decision that got him where he is today; why Peter said you can I can see Jesus just as clearly as he did on the morning of the Resurrection; Charles Swindoll on living your own faith and not a “they said so” gospel; the prophecy of Bethlehem, the donkey, the 30 pieces of silver, and the crucifixion, and why all of this can explode your faith; and one singer whose family lost everything before she found her voice and reached millions.
Napoleon Hill on finding yourself three feet from gold; knowing where God is even in the darkest moment; Will Ford on learning about God’s presence in the middle of an unjust lawsuit; Dutch Sheets on understanding the difference between power and authority; three questions from Tony Robbins to change how you focus and how you feel; what Adam lost and what Jesus regained for you and me; Greg Reid on moving from being interested to being committed; Joseph Stowell on focusing less on self and more on Jesus; and Helen Roseveare’s life changing story of God doing the impossible in a village on the equator with a child’s life at stake.
The absolutely fascinating account of Los Angeles where in the 1980s a bank was robbed every hour of every day, why it was ignored and later how it was ended; knowing that if nothing changes then nothing changes and why decisions are so important (especially when someone if afraid or stressed); a one verse summary of the life of Jesus; Tony Robbins on "Our biggest problem is we think we shouldn't have problems"; why Jesus rode a donkey; Lorainne Day on the will of God; Tim Lee on losing his legs and finding his faith in Vietnam; ending the fear of death; why Emperor Qin had 7000 terra cotta warriors built; understanding the history changing statement of "It is finished" and how it was used as an expression of freedom in the first century, and changes everything for you and me; and a favorite quote on building a world shaking faith.
Rick Warren on finding hope after losing his son to suicide; George Barna on stunning statistics about faith and church attendance; why the average man dies within 2 years of retirement; Jack Canfield on healing deep wounds from childhood and beyond; a stunning study on the impact negativity has on a baby in the womb; why God sometimes uses pain and delays to shape us; how one word Jesus used was commonly applied to prisoners and tax debts, and more importantly how it applies to you and me and summarizes the hope of Easter; a profound strategy you can use right now to overcome your wounds; and what Pharaoh taught the world about the cost of indecision.
Mark Twain on human behavior; interesting adventures in advertising (from the Chicken Chalupa to the Triple Play Dog); Habakkuk on questioning the will of God; Britain's 5% church attendance; B. J. Miller on one powerful belief; Susanna Crowder on moving from homeless and suicidal to hopeful and courageous; Chade Meng Tan on sharing a 10 second blessing; uncovering who you are vs. who you pretend to be; and Billy Graham on finding a lasting faith.
As Anthony Robbins shares, it is important to see things as they are, but not worse than they are; a few reasons for why people experience anxiety and fear, especially in light of the current situation the world is facing; one of the strangest jobs I ever worked and how it reveals much about human psychology; the power of social proof and scarcity (why people are buying toilet paper); why people self harm (cutting) even though it may not make sense to others; 4 steps to take to calm your own fears; one of the most important things Jesus said about fear; becoming a son/daughter of the cross; knowing faith speaks differently than fear; the fall of the Alamo; Ruth Ward Heflin on bigger dreams; B. B. McKinney on being satisfied; what David never said about Goliath; trusting God to open doors no man can shut; and the near death experience of David Yonggi Cho.
Lessons from a major league baseball player and from an actress that lost millions of dollars; understanding there are no answers in fear, Tony Robbins on knowing, "Life is always happening for you not to you, and it is your job to find the benefit"; Blaise Pascal on what troubles most people; Carl Jung on "What you resist, persists"; Gene Scott on overcoming fear; Arnold Schwarzenegger's two words of advice; Max Lucado on learning to let go; the power of heart math and breathing from your heart; and Charlotte Elliott on moving from fear to hope and love.
The amazing story of Michael Ilitch, who lost his dream to play baseball after an injury so he bought the baseball team; the promise that your name is engraved on the hand of God; why we call it "Good Friday" when it was such a dark time (the key is what Jesus allowed to happen); Geoff Moore's powerful song about hope; Joel Osteen on seeing the bigger picture when trials come; a psalm to embrace no matter where you find yourself; the remarkable miracle in the life of Antoinette Tuff, who not only faced a school shooter, but changed his life; Lo Lo Jones on lessons learned after losing the gold at the Olympics; and the story you have to hear to believe about Victoria Arlen, who went from a mysterious three year coma and found herself on a long journey from the dark and into the light, and the lesson she learned about it all.
Jesus defeated the devil in a desert wasteland filled with wild beasts to bring light into your darkest night and so you could stand before God as if you were Christ because he stood before God as if he were you; plus, what research shows about finding meaning at work; D. K. Olukoya on aggressive prayer and your destiny; Max Lucado on how far God will go to get your attention; Og Mandino on the deepest need of a human heart; John Wimber on taking a risk; Moses’ words about the Rock that is higher; Bill Johnson on the overcomer life; Hal Elrod on a remarkable goal; and William Cowper on finding grace in his darkest hour, and then on meeting John Newton who wrote Amazing Grace.
Simple wisdom found in a pencil; what garbage the Apostle Paul says needs to exit your life and how to make that happen; Helen Keller on answering, what is love?; relationship lessons (good and bad) from Frank Sinatra's legacy; Dale Carnegie on the one thing that will cause people to never listen to you; Wayne Solomon on learning to speak your destiny; every frame of a Pixar film entails seventeen hours of works (different standards, different life); King David's advice on living with passion; what Billy Graham said when no one was watching; Mike Murdock on multiplying seeds; Richard Dye on finding grace and hope in Mexico; Scott Spencer on tracing life into other people's lives; and Erwin McManus on a powerful lesson he taught his son when he refused to pray for him to feel safe, but prayed something far better instead.
What is the number one predictor of happiness? Plus, the story of Valentine and the power of romance; Shun Fujimoto on pushing through ultimate pain to find your dreams; Tony Robbins and some of the best marriage and relationship advice you will hear; Paul Harvey and his article "If I Were The Devil"; the meaning behind 1 Corinthians 13 (the love chapter), and how understanding it will change your life; how to literally fix the MOST UNATTRACTIVE TRAIT in your life (it takes one decision); Andrew Newberg on the power of language patterns; six strategies to fix your relationship (and stop if from going off course); Hal Gregersen's three power questions; and 80 year Harvard study on happiness summarized in FIVE WORDS; one destructive force in relationships; Mel Robbins on 30 seconds that can change your life (a simple two-step process you can utilize immediately); and Siri Lindley on how one phone call and the right words and intention erased decades of pain on both sides of a relationship.
A study on how often parents say “yes” or “no” in a day (the outcome is remarkable); the ten-minute rule that will save your marriage; the pain of introjection; how many thoughts you have a day; why Paul’s call to love your spouse was so revolutionary in the 1st Century; powerful lessons from the marriage of Leah and Jacob (and how there story every human heart); the one thing women need all the time and the one thing a man needs all the time; how to meet your partner’s six human needs; why Mother Teresa did not go to protests; how John Assaraf moved from gang member to a mentor (it is all about choosing your crowd); the amazing story of Catherine Lanigan who was told to never write again by her critical professor, and why for 17 years she didn’t!! (she eventually wrote a top grossing movie after listening to a new voice; i.e. be careful who you listen to); and how a wife learned to be more interesting and saved her marriage but changing her response to her husband
The sobering story of two of Star Wars biggest stars and the downside of fame; what the Bible means when it talks about leaving "the world" behind; dishonest banks and insurance companies and the reality of reaping what you sow; the one conspiracy story you need to know that radically impacts the finances of the world today (if you don't know about Jekyll Island you need to hear this); why home warranties are not a good idea; what scripture says to do for and about political leaders; Emil Mettler on living faith; the fascinating (and painful) history the gold rush; Frances Ridley Havergal's powerful hymn and why she wrote it; living in G-R-A-C-E (God's riches at Christ's expense); D. L. Moody on the wonders of Christ; and Bill Scheibler on the horrors of war and the comfort of a simple bugle song.
Why Jesus was born during the reign of one of history's most wicked and cruel leaders; how the light of God's grace and mercy pierces even the darkest places; moving away from the Impostor Syndrome (the idea of hiding behind a false self because of the fear of rejection); Barbara Williams on, "It may not be your fault (the economy, your past, the challenges of the nation), but it certainly is your time" (to shine, to make a difference, to impact the world); Daniel Chidiac on ruthlessly answering five questions (and how the process led him from being an addict to being a counselor); Margery Williams The Velveteen Rabbit as a parable of growing in truth; what does Jesus do when the whole world stands against you, and Helen Mrosla on changing students lives for life.
A simple test from NASA about seeing the usefulness of common things; a forty year study across 25 countries to ask and answer the question, "Are people getting happier?" The answers, and what to do about it, are very profound (the results are not the same for men and women). Plus, W. Clement Stone on limiting your time with negative people (even family members); a woman shares the pain of never getting the approval of his parents; Gene Scott on taking "God’s book and finding a promise that fits your need and make it yours", Bill Bright on the love of God; statistics on Muslims becoming Christians; Ambrose (337-397 AD) and his poem to Jesus; Holman Hunt's famous "Shadow of Death" painting; Jesus leading a man away from the critics and into faith; and a husband's note to his wife after a car accident.
How many people will cry at your funeral? When you learn the truth, you can let go of the fear of other peoples' opinions. Plus, the most updated research on persecution around the world; Rick Gillespie on making today the day; Bertoldode Giovanni's advice to Michelangelo and how it can move you to the next level; John Ramirez on moving from Satanism to faith; Kaitlyn Pinkleton on ultimate lessons learned after moving from abuse and addiction to healing and love; the controversial Frankfurt list on how to destroy a nation; Robin from Brooklyn Tabernacle on what a doctor told her about miracles; a personal story on why "hurt people hurt people"; Niccolo Paganini's violin; and the fascinating, healing and hilarious story of Jia Jing living out "rejection therapy".
Philip Harrelson on how wounds can become strength; how the show "Survivor" challenged one woman's faith in herself; lessons from the obedience of Joseph; Gene Scott on God's investment in people; why passion is necessary fuel for reaching any goal; the compelling story of Ignaz Semmelweiss who was considered insane for believing in germs and sanitation (in a hospital no less!); Zappos on leadership; which door would you choose; and how Mother Teresa found her calling.
When Apple released the Ipod, it didn't just change the way we listen to music, it changed the entire music industry. Similarly, there is power in making one shift that creates a ripple effect on our entire life. As Sauer notes, "We are afraid of what other human beings (who are no better than we are) think of us. We are afraid of what other human beings (who are no better than we are) can do to us. We live in fear rather than in confidence and love." Uncover powerful secrets to life in a short passage in Isaiah that defines what grace really looks like. Plus, a revealing look at Rembrandt's "Prodigal Son"; what babies learn before they are able to talk, and an unforgettable story of a father and son on the brink of faith during a disastrous fishing trip.
It is one of the most compelling and moving stories you will ever hear, the story of a child being saved by lions. It has rightly caused a sensation around the world, being called a modern day miracle. Plus, the powerful parable of moving the unmovable rock; finding God's peace underneath the deepest valley; Wayne Sears on two spiritual questions for gaining clarity; facing rejection from your past; finding faith in times of need; Napoleon on identity; and Gene Scott sharing, “Faith grabs hold of God’s word and hangs on until His word already settled in heaven becomes an experiential fact down here on earth. Faith is the title deed that shows the right of ownership.”
After 10 years only 4% of business are still in existence, the ones who succeed have a valuable lesson for us all. Plus, John Templeton on overcoming adversity; Tony Robbins on the power of the right questions; John Gottman on the four most destructive pieces of a marriage; four forces that shape our destiny; three simple distinctions in a crazy, mixed up world; Billy Sunday on the reality of evil; and one word from the Parable of the Prodigal Son to bring massive clarity about what matters most.
Why do advertising companies spend so much time coming up with a name for a car? They understand the power of identity and the meaning behind a name. Tucked away in the small book of Ezra are some of the most meaningful names put there to inspire your life. When you understand them, you will know more about the need to live with a new standard, demanding more from yourself than anyone else ever will. Plus, Mel Trotter's astounding conversion from a life of cruelty and addiction; Joshua Bell on learning to see; and Cloe Madanes on three questions to bring in the ultimate focus on what matters most.
Before making it big, Sylvester Stallone was rejected by hundreds upon hundreds of directors and producers. His success happened because he didn't let other people's limiting beliefs stop him. When you hear the "rest of the story" about how he literally lost it all before he had an epiphany one night watching a boxing match, you will be ready to move any mountain in your way! Plus, the incredible story of Ezra, three life changing questions from Jack Canfield; the two men who were fired by Warner Brothers and then went on to become their biggest competitors; why so many of our psychological responses are automatic (and how to change that); why its not what others say about you but what you say about yourself that matters; and the power of "time somebody told me".
The real difference between a wish and a goal (and how to truly reach the latter); the true meaning behind Stephen Covey's "rock, pebble, sand" demonstration; the 12 worst places on earth for Christian persecution; King David on two requirements for a happy life; the surprising results of a psychology test about Jesus; and how a line from the movie The Edge can be a powerful personal motto for crushing life.
Dean Graziosi on the number one thing that stops people from achieving their dreams; how Jack Ma used untold obstacles to launch the largest company in China; Brene Brown on learning to see the forgotten people; famous doubters who were very wrong; what happens to companies that fail to anticipate; John Gottman's legendary study on the four things that will kill your marriage; and Dr. Bill Thomas' "Eden Alternative" that took a radical approach to bringing life and joy to dying people in a nursing home.
A look at Christmas and how people spend money in the United States and in the U.K.; a fascinating look at the Caesar found in the gospels; the coolest story of a bridge you will ever hear (the Choluteca in Honduras); Darwin on 'purposelessness'; the cost of taking little and big exits in marriage and in faith; the most practical lesson ever on Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" and why it defines our spiritual lives; the power of knowing Emmanuel; and the story behind the hit song "Mary Did You Know".
The key of living “and then some” when you want to reach your goals; Jesus’ parable about not giving up; the staggering number of martyrs in our day (truly some gave all); one Muslim’s journey to Christ and the literal scars she carries to this day; what Islam teaches about going to heaven or hell; two simple prayers to offer every day (Jesus come deliver your people; and Jesus come heal the sick); learning to live in the world of WHY NOT?; and Eddie Rickenbacker on being saved in the middle of the ocean by a "random" seagull (and what his story teaches about gratitude and unconditional love).
The 3 simple but required components of a healthy marriage; the top things men and women say that irritate each other; 3 questions to get aligned with your partner; plus the 2 biggest art auctions in history and what they tell us about people’s deepest needs; the true meaning of Babylon; why there is joy in faith; Mother Teresa on light and love; what kills more people than sharks each year and why it reveals a deep longing of the soul; Brandon Heath on seeing with the eyes of God; and one Old Testament promise you need to hear and know about the presence of God.
Change the quality of the environment and you will change the quality of your life (garbage doesn’t just go in and then go out but rather stays in and rots where it is housed); uncover the impact of the blessing Moses gave to pass on for all generations (if parents told this to their children half our problems would disappear overnight); how heal from father wounds; understand how to receive and give the power of blessing; how to start today if you have never done this before; why people identify with bad moods and question when someone is in a good one; plus, a powerful story of redemption for a soldier who lost his best friends in battle; and finally, know that movement accomplishes more than meditation so get started today!
A once lost Da Vinci painting makes history for the biggest sale of all time (one expert almost fainted upon seeing it); the INCREDIBLE true story of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger (what happened outside what is seen in the movie is even MORE inspiring than the events in the film); the power of Tony Robbins’ affirmation, “All I really have to do is remember and know that…”; Paul’s statement about what is the true evil in life; and James Malinchak on, “You do not get what you want, you get what you expect.”
Raw and honest steps to healthy relationships; what people do with Christmas gifts they can't stand; Kyle MacDonald's journey of trading a red paperclip for a house showing how even small steps can make tremendous differences; why one movie has stood the test of time as the number one Christmas movie in history; an unlikely moment of peace during the Civil War; lessons on leadership (what not to do) from one of the most unpopular coaches in history; a woman's journey from unwanted (her mother was beyond cruel) and how she found redemption (but not reconciliation) to live her best life today; Kind David's words for the weary and where he went when he felt the entire world misunderstood him; and what Tony Robbins told his son during a life and death situation and how his advice can change your life forever.
As James Malinchak shares, "Learn to say I WILL, not I WANT TO." Mindset is everything, as the greatest battles take place in our thinking. When we see the gifts we have been given, our mindset will follow suit. Plus, why no one wanted to attend an atheist convention; Martin Luther on true repentance; what Ron Johnson told Steve Jobs about finding the meaning of life; Nikki Tayebian on losing her depression and thoughts of suicide when she saw Jesus in a dream; Harvard Business School on "future perfect planning" when it comes to goals; Tiger Woods and the power of coaching; the Apostle Paul on things that are lawful but not beneficial; and Joe Martin, the youngest professor in Florida's history, on overcoming poverty, violent crime and drugs.
In Change Or Die Alan Deutschman discovered that most people will not follow a doctor (or a therapists) recommendations when it comes to making personal changes, even if it is a life or death situation. Some people really would rather die than give up toxic habits. Jesus pulled no punches with people like this, asking if they really wanted to get well before he helped them. Plus, a personal story of interacting with one of the most awful individuals I have ever met, and uncovering why she was so unkind. Come and learn three steps you can implement right now to upgrade your life and thinking. As Tony Robbins shares, "Most people's lives are the direct reflection of the peer group," so we need to be very intentional about who we allow to influence our life. Plus, Eric Redmond at the Olympics on having his father help carry him to the finish line, a moment that inspired a nation; because one person can really make all the difference in the world.
What are the top selling toys of all time? (Number one has over one BILLION sales!). Plus, a survey of the most wanted gifts Americans are after. More importantly, understanding what it is that all of use really crave; as John Regier states, "What a person did not receive as a child is what they will long for their entire life." (When you apply that understanding to your life and to those most important to you, your entire relationships will change. )Also, the meaning of Advent; the power of the true story of the Peace Child; an alcoholic finds freedom; and an honest reflection for those who do not find happiness in the holidays.
What does one of TV's most popular shows teach us about what people really want? Plus, what does the American Dream really cost when it comes to your salary; Jesus' four word statement on ultimate fulfillment; the legacy you are leaving for 100 years from now; getting rid of boring problems; how the founder of Jell-O made no money and died bankrupt, and how a marketer made a fortune from Jell-O(1 million boxes sold every day) because he had a different vision; a powerful picture of grace from and Amish woman; James Malinchak on learning a financial lesson in a candy store; and power questions to gain clarity in life.
Dr. Larry Dossey asked a number of patients, "Why did you get well?" The number one answer will upgrade your thinking. Plus; a nun who became an atheist until she experienced a miracle and never needed a wheelchair again; Jesus' call to improve the world; a few powerful questions to help you focus on what matters most; studies on who many people pray; moving from belief to action; the biblical definition of spiritual rest; headlines designed to cause stress and nothing more daily on the news; heart breathing; and a simple exercise to capture the moments that matter the most.
Shocking studies on cancer and the power of suggestion; fasting from anger and guilt; why Disney almost gave up on Mickey Mouse; why writers are at a high risk of suicide; the devil's favorite tool (he has used it on all of us many times); why adversity can be your best university; Gracia Burham on forgiving her husband's murderers; Branden's sentence fragments (If I were to take 5% more responsibility for my life and well being...); and saving a marriage in less than 2 minutes.
The faith of and forgiveness of Squanto; finding Jesus in every book of the Bible; the power of Psalm 118; why did the father prepare a "fatted" calf for the prodigal son (and for you and for me); why luxury is a weakness and why you can only help people to help themselves; defining ultimate wealth; what Jesus did to change the most hated man in town into its greatest giver; Gloria Estefan on gratitude; and the transforming power of someone "telling your name".
Developed by Tony Robbins, the primary question is the one we ask over and over again that drives our behavior and the meaning we give to life. For some it is, "Why does this always happen to me?" For others it is, "How can I be so blessed?" Uncovering your question, perhaps even changing it, will completely upgrade your world. Learn from one woman's example of moving from a selfish question, to one of kindness. Plus; the apostle's challenge to stop living like a mere mortal; Anthony Flew on moving from atheism to faith; moving beyond living a small life; a controversial film that challenged everyone's assumptions; knowing "You weren’t made to fit in. You were born to stand out"; and how to find a new, empowering, primary question.
Life lessons from the failed Beanie Baby craze; the incredible story of the tulip craze that almost bankrupted a nation; 3 decisions we make every moment; one of the best definitions of commitment from Darren Hardy; Cloe Madanes on a fascinating experiment for wives fed up with lazy husbands; what husbands get most bothered by; leaving behind the investigated story we tell ourselves about why things are the way they are in our life; and how a marriage can match the love story found in Proverbs 31.
Ken Blanchard on learning lessons from a safari; an ancient church engraving for champions; Helen Roseveare on the miracle story that baffled the most hardened skeptics; one thousand year old advice on education; Larry Osborne on how to overcome pettiness; Thomas Merton on hearing God; what Jesus did when John the Baptist died; the prayer of David when he hit rock bottom; and learning to be an encourager in an anxious world.
Lessons from Tom Severson, who after facing a brutal attack learned about the cost of almost giving love, and on wanting to make drastic changes before it was too late; life changing insight from Glades Staines who learned to not just forgive, but to love the men who murdered her husband; C. B. Elijah on facing your fears or walking away; a pastor from India who gave grace even after being beaten almost to death; what happened to faith and church attendance in England; John Li on the results of praying two hours a day in China; and George Foreman and Dale Evans on finding the most valuable gift in life, far away from the spotlight.
A university test that shows what people do or do not notice when under stress (even someone literally under their feet); Robin Arzon on knowing, "Your new life is going to cost you your old excuses", Emilee Garfield on overcoming cancer by finding spiritual healing from abuse; Tony Robbins on fear; understanding the thoughts and challenges common to all of us; uncovering the purpose of the brain (it is NOT to seek happiness); why I dropped Netflix and fake news; Kris Carr on expectations; what to really do with negative thoughts; knowing the game Satan has always played; John Regier on the powerful "WE PRAYER" for couples; what anyone can appreciate right this second; and Natalie Gilbert and Maurice Cheeks on the power of stepping into another person's need.
What will people do for money? Charles Miller offered a fortune to the first woman to have 10 children, and a nationwide race began. As Emerson said, "The gods we worship write their names on our faces. A man may think that his tribute is paid in secret, but it will come out." We need something more in our lives than temporal idols, no matter how enticing they may be. The New Testament offers an answer, referring several times to a specific song, one sung for centuries in the Middle East by the people around the continent, and by Jesus. When you know the song he sang, you will never look at him the same again (Luther had the song on his wall). Plus, why Bach initialed all his work with J. J. or S. D. G.; following the example of Gladys Aylward who cried, "O God, here’s my Bible! Here’s my money! Here’s me! Use me, God" (she transformed countless lives, at great cost, across China; and the true story of the peace child that brought and end to violence and war in New Guinea.
What do you find in the desert? A mocking world, bent on hate and disbelief? Or something else, something precious, something divine, something bigger than life, satiating your thirst as you grow through the trials? In 1978 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn described a world "split apart" due to self-centeredness. Having spent 11 years in the gulag, his speech was given at Harvard. Some booed, some listened. In WWII a statue of Christ stood, the hands having been destroyed by bombs. Billy Graham would use the illustration to say that people of faith are to be the hands of Jesus to the world. Then there is Gypsy Smith, who a hundred years ago offered advice to those wanting spiritual revival; "Go home, lock yourself in your room, kneel down in the middle of your floor. Draw a chalk mark all around yourself and ask God to start the revival inside that chalk mark. When He has answered your prayer, the revival will be on." We end with James Loder, who shares a story of a powerful personal miracle. He was a Princeton professor, and after the experience he could hardly stop crying tears of joy the rest of his life, becoming known as the "weeping professor." He found a way, and you and I can too, to live in a "God-bathed, God-soaked, God-intoxicated world."
In the Old Testament people asked, "Please save." The same word in the New Testament meant, "Salvation is here." The word for salvation is the word "sozo", which means to be whole spirit, soul and body. Jesus often would tell people their faith made them whole, not simply prepared them for heaven, but in the here and now. At the end you will hear perhaps the most powerful story of grace you will come to hear. Plus, one writer for Christianity Today on lessons learned from being in a psych ward as a patient; the meaning of triumphant entries in the first century; the 3 things followers of Jesus are promised; one woman on being abandoned by her husband and her true heart's cry; and three words to repeat any time you are feeling desperate.
Wayne Dyer said it well, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Sometimes to find healing radical changes need to be made. Meet a couple who for 10 years could not find answers, until a counselor had them begin to use terrible insults, leading to a surprising outcome. Plus, four simple steps to find freedom from hurt and anger caused by someone else (even if reconciliation is out of the question); why Psalm 90 is not as simple as it appears (context is king); asking Jesus if he understands what you are going through; an honest look at family dynamics and unresolved drama; how one man's ultimate pain led to one of the world's most beloved songs; and some of the best advice you will ever hear from an Old Testament saint.
The remarkable story of a painting that stopped a battle in WWII, and what it reveals about the ultimate hope; the Americans spend more candy than on Halloween; moving from the shallow waters to a deeper faith; how a tree reveals true community; Hudson Taylor's world changing prayer; is your God great or small (or both); why God invites doubting Thomases to the table at every moment; learning to breathe in what matters and let go of what does not;
For 40 years Waylon Jennings struggled deeply with the final words he said to Buddie Holley and Ritchie Vallens on the night they died, eventually his nightmares would turn to peace when he found the grace of God in Christ; plus a remarkable story of love and hope from Beth Moore about helping a man in an airport while crowds watched on; words of advice from a monk in 400 BC; Jesus defines the work of God; Tony Robbins on the power of decisions; the two parts of manna (life and decay) and how they paint a spiritual picture of hope; what ancient sources teach about the fate of Adam, Eve, and Judas; and a stewardess is moved to tears by profound kindness.
Why milk and honey is used in scripture to paint a picture of abundance, and how Rome paved the way for the massive changes found in the New Testament; remembering that, History reminds us that the presence of God among us didn’t end with the ascension of Jesus, the meaning of Messiah; the terror of the Caesars that reigned in the first century, and the overcoming power of faith; Ignatius' final words; the Lapsi and the Confessors; C. S. Lewis on one of the most profound universal laws and how it destroys atheism; the prayer of Ole Anthony; and the story of the 40 martyrs who faced the Roman Emperor, even unto death.
Moving beyond forgiveness to ultimate healing; healthy relationships during chaotic holidays; finding freedom from someone else's sins; overcoming toxic hurts and people; coming to grips with the pain of adultery; understanding that someone pays for every sin committed (no it is not fair) and how to be made whole again if the one paying is you; how Warren Buffet's original thinking led to billions of dollars; why you forget what you study and the one step that will change all of that; a two word prayer for those times you are in ultimate pain; and the power of effective blaming with a simple statement of finding the beauty out of the ashes (a favorite strategy of Tony Robbins); plus a remarkable story of grace during WWII.
The ground breaking scientific study on happiness and why circumstances have little impact on joy; the difference between prayer that is make believe and prayer that is based upon promise; spiritual lessons from the life of Daniel who saw Jesus crucified 600 years before it happened; why Jesus won the battle for you in a garden; lessons on expectations and why some criminals choose to stay in prison; and the power of the Moravian missionaries who set their lives to be worthy of the lamb that was slain for the sins of the world.
Your heart has true intelligence that you can use to draw strength from with a simple technique from Heart Math (it takes two minutes to learn and will change your life); the story of the "old man and the horse" that has been shared from generation to generation all around the world, and why we need the simple message today more than ever; a heart warming story that will capture your spirit to prove who you really are on the inside; Cesar Millan on overcoming depression; Tony Robbins on effective blaming (one sentence can open your relationships and eliminate the pain of your past); and a personal example of learning to see.
It takes 3 seconds to determine if we like someone, it takes a woman 3 minutes to determine if a man is marriage material. There are around 85 BILLION neurons in a human brain, each with about a thousand synaptic links, for a total of 100 TRILLION connections…The truth is that if people had different gods, they would be different men and women. Uncover the true meaning of worship (it is not about singing songs); the power of the resurrection and Pentecost on a daily basis; a 1 minute technique that will eliminate fear; knowing that God numbers the very hairs on your head and is intimately involved in your life and well being; when fathers withhold approval from their children; and why Peter denying Jesus three times is one of the most powerful pictures of grace in all of history.
What happens when a man abandoned as a child goes on a worldwide search for his birth mother, and finds her? Learn the power of love, how to give it, how to receive it, and how to stop feeling scarcity in your relationships. Love is the oxygen to the human soul; in this lesson uncover 3 magic words to transform any relationship; the spiritual lessons and cultural impact of weddings in modern day and down through history; lessons from Barb Frye after she was paralyzed in a car accident; the power of changing just one word in a psychology test; when people compromise the truth, and the promise that, "As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you" (Isaiah 66:13).
A look at the famous legacy study between two vastly different families, the Edwards and the Jukes; four simple steps to purge your past; understanding that, "A man with his health has 1000 wishes, a man without his health has only one" while taking an honest look at the Standard American Diet (SAD); why anger and depression are prevalent in men and what to do about it; a simple 3 word phrase to use as a daily motto; why people can be religious and not change at all; and understanding the daily principles of Pentecost.
A behind the scenes look at how much of the media is opposed to Christ, including a look at how critics handled a film that mocked Jesus. Plus, one film that changed the entire way men dress demonstrating the power of film (there is a reason Super Bowl ads cost $5 million dollars); the famous quote by MTV's founder that flew in the face of parents influence; the inspiring story of Kirk Cameron and his stance for faith in a hostile environment; a personal story of an atheist chaplain; two scriptures about living without fear in a culture of fear; one prodigal child comes home after nine years to the surprise of her life; why civilizations collapsed; and paying attention to the fact that, "We live in a time where Satan doesn't even hide anymore, and you still don't see him."
How two of the world's most successful people reached their goals after a teacher said they would never amount to anything; the most costly advice and how to avoid it; the difference between prison and a monastery in any moment; why people prefer negative news; why the word salvation (Sozo) means much more than going to heaven when you die; a simple test before marriage; real answers to family dynamics and toxic people; how would you answer God if he asked you why you were not living up to your potential; and what one author did when her son was left for dead after a hit and run.
As one company shares, "Success is never owned, it is only rented— and the rent is due every day." Every day is a chance to start fresh, to make amends, to begin again, but at the core the reason behind it all must be founded in character. Find out what seminary students learned in a powerful, real world test of compassion (almost 90% failed); what one famous atheist had to say to his friend that was miraculously delivered from addiction; a powerful note found hidden in an old book; what happens when the veil of spiritual blindness is removed; the shocking testimony of Mother Teresa on losing her faith; what bison teach us about leadership; and Rory Vaden on being challenged to help a child with no money or means to reach their dreams.
Need healing? Consider Barbara Yoder's advise: Where are you sick right now? Put your hand wherever you have something wrong and say, “Who heals all my diseases” (Psalm 103). Things are not always as they seem, there are many deep and practical lessons in the story of David and Goliath (for instance, why did David choose FIVE stones? And why are we told they faced each other in Elah?) Take a journey past the surface of this familiar story and be inspired to face your biggest fears. Plus, 200 year old advise that could have been written today; Paul's promise that, "Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees"; the truth about Las Vegas and the supposed secrets it holds (it is number one in two categories, divorce and...); praying for more love and less hate; the true power of words; and the chain reaction of men repenting in tears before their wives.
One of the world's most famous songs took 60 years to complete, the final line being added after WWII when people were losing all hope. Faith calls us to sing a new song, the challenge William Baeta shares is, "The desire to be in control of our own lives is the main reason behind the rejection of God’s love." Uncover the power of moving from begging to loving; learn the wisdom of fairness in prayer; be inspired by one woman overcoming the ultimate fear; one man's cry to God to heal his marriage, and what really happened; choosing scarcity or abundance; Dean Graziosi's power phrase; and after selling 30 million albums how Brian Welch moved from cocaine addiction to loving father
The largest single living organism in the world is found in Utah. There is much to learn about life, faith and culture from this biological wonder. Plus, Paul's three directives for living a culture of confusion. Learn some of the reasons colleges are changing, schools are changing, parents and students are changing, and how people are attempting to change the truth. Plus, how to make a difference in this world; a powerful story that will fool you but you will never forget (you have been warned!); startling statistics on our education system; gender confusion; a tool you can begin using today to draw closer to God; what Mother Teresa would not do for a million dollars; why Siegried really became a magician; what to say if you only had one minute to counsel someone depressed; and one of the best quotes on faith in 2000 years.
Life lessons from the consuming passion of the Apostle Paul; understanding that, "Our nation is in a crisis of morality, and this crisis is partially due to the fact that Christians are not what they should be!"; Leonardo Da Vinci on overcoming bitterness; what ancients proclaim angels say; how to affirm love for those who have wounded you (including 3 things you can do in less than a minute to change your entire perspective); why Esau sold his birthright; D. K. Olukoya on overcoming prayer; and a truly compelling story of how a murderer became a missionary in modern day history.
Jay Strack shares the remarkable story of his own abandonment and depression, and ultimately his redemption; plus Dr. Seyle's studies on illness; Tony Robbins' formula for happiness; studies on bullying; blessing and cursing life; learning to have one confession; a famous actor on being rejected for his appearance and learning to overcome self-doubt; Dr. Jenkin's 3 "Ps" of defeat; questioning common beliefs about depression; and the exact type of prayer the Bible says really moves mountains.
The average grocery store has 25,000 items. We are a culture with almost everything we could ever want at our command, but what really brings fulfillment? Learn from professional baseball player Josh Hamilton how he overcame addiction and the devil; why ignorance is NOT bliss; how Habitat Humanity was started by a broken marriage; the ONE thing Sir John Templeton says will make anyone wealthy; a practice for couples that will deepen intimacy in less than five minutes; plus defining love and the impact of a someone able to share another person's greatest pain.
Truly ground breaking studies on the three parts of happiness; a shocking study on the loneliest generations (especially for parents); what is the truth about buyer's remorse; why Twitter proves there is enough time for prayer; moving from a hostile to an indifferent world in the hour of darkness; St. Francis on faith; and the powerful testimony of grace from Sing Sing Prison.
The Feast of Tabernacles is a shadow of the truth that Christ will never leave you nor forsake you; one third of the gospels take place during this feast, and for good reason, it is all about LIGHT and WATER, as his presence is all about the same. Plus, lessons from Jonah sleeping and angry, how one screenwriter moved from being an English teacher to an award winning writer by expanding his vision; why Jesus promises 'joy unspeakable' in a world of challenges; why his calling is now your calling; why his presence leads to celebration and laughter; the fate of 30 emperors who opposed the gospel; and how one Muslim's vision of Calvary changed his entire destiny.
C. S. Lewis said, "The only thing Christianity cannot be is moderately important." True discipleship calls for full immersion as opposed to simply dabbling. We all have six human needs, understanding them will help you understand what drives human behavior. Plus, one woman who changed modern day history; one miracle recorded in all four gospels; wanting Jesus more than the miracle; David's rallying cry when facing Goliath; the oldest designation of the church for itself; why you really might work with difficult people; and the true story of kidnapped victim Ashley Smith.
A man receives a most unlikely pardon; the testimony of John and Betty Stam on the way to being executed for their faith; the reality of finding life in the blood; David Livingstone on keeping promises; a scandalous trial of a minister and a prostitute; a powerful healing; and the saloon becomes a place of redemption and deliverance for an abusive alcoholic.
Christ is the high pries, the sacrifice and the scapegoat that is foreshadowed in the Day of Atonement. How will we respond knowing that, "Choices are in our power, but consequences are not"; plus how Jim Rohn's life was changed by an abusive father; a suicidal woman finds hope in the dark night; why only one person worked on Rosh Hashanah; the throne of God; the freedom of a clean conscience; and the power of being the 1 in 500.
What was the first message of Jesus? What was the first message of John the Baptist? An honest look at the power of reaping and sowing; moving from the old to the new in life; Billy Sunday on the fact that, "It doesn’t matter how well you start if you fail to finish"; why giving good effort to anything is half the problem; W. Mitchell on overcoming the odds; and why you cannot allow your past failures to possess you.
Norman Cousins on challenging fatalistic doctors; Martin Luther on one of the most important chapters in scripture; finding value in small things; a true story of a mom who went on strike; what happens to your body under stress; Jimi Hendrix in a cry for help; a coach changes the life of a team; the power of cancelling words; Byron Katie's work to transform lives; and Handel's record breaking music composition in the middle of unbearable pain.
A powerful word from SM Lockridge about eternal hope; the focus of expectation in Jesus' teaching; living like Luther shared when he said, "Live like Jesus died yesterday, rose this morning, and is coming back tomorrow"; a call to integrity; breaking the greatest barriers in the mind; a personal story of trying to help someone with an addiction; and what it means to live life in agreement with heaven.
There were no shepherds watching fields at night in December. The Christmas story happened during the fall feasts. Uncover the fascinating ties between the Feast of Trumpets and the birth of Jesus; learn the place of the psalms in this story as they were celebrated for centuries in anticipation of the coming the desired of all nations; plus knowing God has something better for us than poverty, disease and despair; a prayer to unlock doors; a theologian and the two notes he kept in his pocket; the impact of our daily thoughts; and knowing we have been rescued from where we should never have been.
Research shows ONE thing changes marriages the most, statistically in a remarkable way. It is not sharing values, many couple have similar beliefs but can't stand each other. It is not about having the same faith, many husbands and wives of all stripes having faith in common, but their relationships are disasters. It is not about wealth, couples on all ends of the financial spectrum are miserable. So what is it? Find out the one thing you can begin doing today to change your marriage! Plus, an ancient cathedral prayer uncovered, a life changing lesson from the Amish, the second most powerful thing to impact your marriage, the final words of a modern day martyr, a prayer you can repeat 200 times a day if needed, and a showdown between an atheist and a minister.
As has been wisely said, "You can't live out of last's weeks prayer." Understand the central and outstanding role of the Feast of Trumpets to daily faith; discover the import of the Days of Awe and learn to make the wrongs right again; find the answer in Jesus to all of life's needs; know that "We will never do what Jesus did until we believe what Jesus believed"; learn why the Amish don't drive cars; a simple game couples can play; and a simple prayer to end your day.
A famous study on self-control; the mystery of numbers in scripture; what Jesus really did that old testament priests were unable to do; the reality of the scapegoat; President Reagan on who he admired most; the "think-drink" effect in psychology and how it explains odd behavior; and four miracles only the awaited Messiah could perform.
What is the most popular song in all of history, and how does that relate to people's deepest needs? Plus, lessons from Ecclesiastes, why people distrust the government, a simple statement to use when things go awry, lessons of love and grace from the genocide in Rwanda, the history of the fall of Jerusalem, why men don't learn from history, a father's regret (and how you can live without it), the failure of riches, and what Solomon really meant when he complained about life "under the sun".
A couple finds healing after an altercation at a dog park; life lessons from an honest look at the power of communion in the gospels (whether you ever take the bread or cup or not); a coaching client finds healing in a broken relationship; the woman made clean by the One who is perfect; why sea captains in Greece gave everything for victory in battle and what we can learn about sacrifice and purpose; and embracing the promise that, "If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze."
In a culture where many are anxious about so many things, what percent of worry is founded? The scientific studies may surprise you. Plus, what are the top ten fears people list, why is the news so negative, lessons from W. Mitchell, why Jonah is studied on the Day of Atonement, understanding that "Monday is a thought", plus how to attain excellence, wisdom from Tae Kwon Do, and the woman who competed in marathons at 94. And finally, asking the question about our actions, "If someone else were doing this, would I admire them?"
Moving from praying to yourself to praying to God; one man's conversion from selfishness to compassion and grace, all while hiding in a closet at work; what Paul says about wasted effort in life; how to not aimlessly run day to day accomplishing nothing; what people say about being invited to church; a man with cerebral palsy who changed lives around the world; Billy Graham's advice on prayer; and what a PTA member learned about vision and standards in a simple conversation and challenge after meeting with a billionaire.
As Tony Robbins shares, "Depression is to focus continually on yourself and what you are not getting and consider only your needs." What brings people true fulfillment? Who people really thank during Academy Award speeches; what Jesus really said about judgment in the next life; a 2nd Century letter describing true believers; a Native American struggling with hate and finding the power of redemption; holding on to your character even when you argue; and learning what to do with painful memories.
As Kris Vallotton shared, “There is no victory without a battle, no testimony without a test, and no miracle without an impossible circumstance.” Plus, flim-flam and faith;, how Orson Wells fooled the world; why Arthur Conan Doyle believed a scam; a WWII vet overcomes nightmares; the power of the Reformation; the message of the King's Boulder; a monk's mandala; and the greatest obstacle in life according to the Greeks (hint: it is not death or disease); and one woman's journey from addiction to liberating freedom.
The power and grace of the 11th hour; one warrior's encounter with a witch that transformed his life; why and how your thoughts make you; what's really in a name; a famous atheist gives false reasons for his lack of belief; and Max Lucado on Too Little, Too Late, Too Good To Be True.
How much faith shows up in our lives when things go wrong? The answer is one massive key to living a life of fulfillment. Plus, being right or being in relationship; the bull-moose principle; lessons from the training of Michael Phelps; the power of true confession; Joseph Campbell on true heroism; and the circle of Gods love.
You most likely are already in the top 1% when it comes to salaries around the world, but what will your legacy be in things that matter the most? Learn how Victor Frankl knew people had given up in concentration camps; uncover the physical impact of anger and humor and why mastering your emotions matters so much; Paul's trip to the "third heaven"; lessons from Joni Eareckson Tada; how healing was done in 300 BC; filmmaker Joe Eszterhas and lessons on hate and love; what one word authors believe is the most important; and Norman Schwarzkopf on how to make tough decisions.
A business lesson about personal responsibility from Tony Robbins; learning to lose the story that limits us; understanding the measure of faith principle; seeing a better outcome one year from today; the reality of false memories; Agnes Sanford on true faith; understanding the truth that "God is not moved by need; God is moved by faith; challenging John Oliver's cheap shots about "televangelists"; lessons from the life of Hetty Green (perhaps the greediest woman to ever live), and the gift of one woman playing the piano for people who can't leave their homes.
One skeptics uncanny ability to dismiss the supernatural; the stunning statement Jesus said about the love of God; why you can't be a winner at life if you are a loser in your own head; the nuttiness of the holidays, and evidence of Noah's Ark found in a 1000-year-old map. As Mark Twain said, "Twenty years from now, or even 12 months from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover," so let's go!
Finding lessons in "Who Moved My Cheese"; what really happens to astronauts when they return to the earth and wonder "Is this all there is?"; why no one wants to watch a movie about a guy who buys a Volvo and why you must change the movie of your life; a change to go from common to uncommon; deeper spiritual lessons in a familiar gospel story; learning to give God more than 2 percent of our attention; and the perfect motto for every believer.
What Jesus said before Bethlehem; measuring your faith by your confession; finding lasting joy; learning to focus on success instead of failure; when your past deceives you; and finding the one solution to the world's problems.
How author Malcolm Gladwell recovered his faith after a tragic accident; the top 2 things people most want to hear in life; the real story of the mysterious travelers that followed the infamous star and why coming from the east is so significant spiritually; some amazing stories of people's last moments and what they "saw"; and truly understanding the reality of God's love.
A deep look at some familiar verses in the New Testament about the arrival of the Messiah; why Malcolm Muggeridge would say that all the success in the world added up to less than nothing when one thing was absent; other miracle births in the Bible; learning the truth found in the statement "The best of men are men at best"; finding the one who looked 'exceedingly awesome' and how his life can change yours; and learning the name that is secret, beyond comprehension, beyond wonderful, and fully yours to know this very day.
Billy Graham said he wanted to set the church back 2000 years, and for good reason. Learn about the reward offered to anyone that could identify a person that fulfilled half the biblical prophecies, how one set of parents sacrificed their own comfort to teach their child about grace, why Corrie Ten Boom shared that "God does no have problems, only plans", and uncover the incredible picture painted in the biology of the crimson worm.
Who do people think are the most honest professionals in our culture? Plus, one of David's favorite titles for God, how the devils uses discouragement, the difference a father makes to a bullied child, Kyle Maynard's inspiring story, putting an end to the real place of playing small, Terry Crew's life motto, and Charles Spurgeon on his utter confidence in God's grace.
Research shows that the odds of one man fulfilling all the prophecies of the Messiah is 1 in 10(45), or in with forty five zeroes. That looks like this: 1 in 1,000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000. Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled each of these prophecies. The question is what will we do with that information? A common term the disciples used of themselves is "slave to Christ", meaning completely sold out and surrendered to him. Come along and listen to the advice an atheist gave his dying mother, what Tony Robbins shares we need to move our lives forward, why the Old Testament speaks of nailing your ear to a door, how one courageous groups is ending human trafficking, and how one minister in North Korea is rescuing abandoned children.
There are two words for healing in the Bible, and understanding this can radically change how we view faith and prayer; plus what Tony Robbins prays, how to know what you really need to change in your life beginning today, an awesome story of overcoming fear and rejection and how you can do the same thing, the forcefulness of John the Baptist, Larry King's most wanted interview, any why the religious leaders criticized Jesus' ministry.
Why cancer patients get sick from chemotherapy before they even begin the treatments; how small adjustments in our thinking and actions produce massive results; how a rocket metaphor explains momentum towards our goals; getting off the sidelines and into the game; overcoming rejection and fear; the tool the devil won't give up; the testimony of Gracie and Martin Burnam who were help hostage in the Middle East for many months; a moving story of a couple who were unable to have children; and turning around a marriage in one minute.
What a simple change can produce as seen in the greatest titles in history and in one of the worlds' most popular toys; the 10 second blessing you can begin using immediately; the draw of some of the most insane fast food; what the highest paid writer thinks about faith and why he mocks it at every chance he gets; the shocking state of sexually transmitted diseases in America; how a new fossil find could rewrite history (and why it won't); plus Lincoln, Moody, and Ziglar on life; and the advice of a man who lost his limbs and now speaks to people all around the world about happiness.
A personal story where the stars were aligned, or so it seemed; when life gets messy: the prayer Jabez prayed and how to follow his example; when the fortune is beneath your feet and you don't know it; being blessed to be a blessing; spoiled kids; Steve Jobs, Jack Lalanne, and why people create conflict in the first place.
Some 2/3rd of traditional psychological patients fail to improve. What you identity with controls you, and labels can often entrap people. What does the Bible mean when it says be angry but sin not? Plus, what couples really complain about, the top pet peeves of Americans, why we have so many lawyers, how a goat can save your marriage, and the most fundamental tool you need to make authentic change. You can't change what you don't acknowledge, but everything can change in a moment of decision when a person simply says, "No more."
The Chilean miners, Chick-fil-A's decision to close on Sundays, Tom Brady's missing jersey, Dolly Madison on power, the Fred Factor, the worst cheating scandal in college, why kids stop going to church, and why you are stronger than you think. As Russell Brunson shares, "•As much as we hate to admit it, we are all slaves to what we believe other people will think of us." Ready to find freedom?
From National Atheist Day to debates between creationists and evolutionists, the amount of disbelief can be overwhelming. John Osteen shared, "You can change the whole course of your life by looking at the promises of God and daring to believe them." But is that true, does God even notice people anymore, let alone exist? Come along and see the difference between what people call "prayer" and what Jesus did when he prayed. Study the foolishness of the cross; learn from one man's test of God on a day of deer spotting; uncover the the curious events of the Futility and of three presidents born within weeks of each other, and be challenged to live with your chest in a world of fear and anxiety.
Why would the Queen of Sheba travel 1400 miles to listen to Solomon, and what does that teach us about our spiritual birthright? As Billy Burke shares, "You get what you fight and contend for, not what you want." Such is the story of men from the 1800s who put it all on the line for Jesus across the American frontier, most dying by 30, never marrying because their life was dedicated to a cause bigger than their own lives. Hear what they wrote about that commitment, plus the one answer to all questions, what two seminary student learn about changing the external without changing the heart, Thomas Aquinas on his last book, the time Jacques Cousteau almost died, and why the story of a man and his dog crossing the Appalachian Trail inspired a nation.
Real tips to clean up the messy parts of life; the challenge of experiencing grace on the raw edge of human emotion; the failure of religion; different standards for creating a different life; some grace-filled quotes to live by; and what happens when an ego-driven memorial begins to collapse on itself, leaving a millionaire broke and alone.
Why you should never say "I'm sorry", and what to say instead; the redemption of Rahab, a minister transformed by an encounter with a homeless man, what determines the quality of your life, the secret to change, and the reason Jesus entered our world. Plus, how come doctors seem to get it wrong so often?
"Is the devil beating up your family? Is he messing with your money? Is he kicking sand in your face? Is he mocking you? Are you fed up with his mess? What are you going to do about it?" (Terry Sisney). Learn from the most quoted verse in the Old Testament how to live in victory; uncover the desperate act of Hazael, a little known but important figure in the Book of Kings; learn how to put to death the lower, earthly nature; discover the key distinction between law and grace, and recognize that once in a lifetime opportunities come along every two weeks, so seize the day!
The power of the compound effect in practicality and in simple terms so you can see how it can change your finances, relationships, and level of fulfillment. It is true that nothing fails like success, so listen and learn real strategies to change your life. Different standards lead to a different life. Small changes made on a consistent basis lead to massive results, but only if we do the daily work. Plus, why Jesus talked so much about love, the origins of "Be Thou My Vision", the life of Saint Patrick, the birth of dream, and the power of a simple understanding of the meaning of your name.
Jesus knew the Garden of Gethsemane, and so did Judas. In it the latter betrayed the innocent with a kiss, while the former stepped between all hell and you and me. Are lives are shaped by the quality of the questions we ask on a consistent basis. Here you will find 3 that can change your life. It is important to know that the longer we delay taking action, the less likely we are to follow through, so today is the day to begin making massive changes. You will hear a personal story of someone embezzling a half million dollars, to powerful tools to take control of your relationships and your finances. Begin making magic moments, and be inspired by a man who literally risked his freedom to share the message of Jesus.
Tired of corruption, division and compromise? Learn where did Billy Graham believed the greatest mission field was in the United States, and how Eckerd Drugs took a strong stand against. pornography. Uncover the mystery message of mold in the book of Leviticus, and why there are so many prohibitions in the Bible about mixing seeds and clothing. Plus, the real reason Barabbas was chosen to be set free, and what happens when a king visits a village where every man does what is right in his own eyes. A timeless discussion for a time such as this.
A piece of steel can be worth $5.00 or $250,000, depending upon how it is used. Our days are the same, either filled with value or waste. It is amazing what simple choices can produce. At the heart of personal and spiritual growth is the need to trade our expectations for appreciation. The problem is that it is so easy to be fooled by false claims. Houdini learned this as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes fame was convinced Houdini held truly magical powers, no matter how much the latter tried to tell him it was all an illusion. The truth is so much more fascinating; come and see for yourself, and return from a distant land to your true home.
It is the fear of death that leads to depression, apathy, and pain. What if that fear no longer existed? From the lives and philosophies of Billy Graham, Woody Allen, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, Anthony Hopkins, Prince Rogers Nelson (Prince), Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) and Ray Comfort, come and uncover what people really believe about the hereafter. Plus, one of the most powerful stories you will hear about what it is like for Jesus to enter your pain and remind you, "You should not be here." Special thanks to the incredible work of Ray Comfort and Tim Ballard, and to that One Perfect Life.
What chance would you give an unwanted infant whose mother put him up for adoption by placing an ad in a local newspaper? Smith Wigglesworth would say there is a big difference between waiting on God to more, or wanting God to move. In the story of Elijah there is a location known as Cherith, which is a place of separation, a place of getting away from all the mess of life. It is a place where the worthless find how much they are valued by a loving God, and where the abandoned can finally find a home. Learn why Jesus was sold for 30 pieces of silver, and why another famous person was sold for only 15, and the reason that changes everything for you and me. Plus, why the third leading cause of death in America should give us all pause about conventional wisdom.
Uncover the startling revelation of this mystery, Christ IN you, the hope of glory. Plus, three questions to change your life, the price of arrogance, what it truly means to die to self, and how a popular speaker got gut honest with his son and what the end result produced. What one bold woman found when she demanded to know, "What exactly do you want from me, God?". Also, how to truly add value by understanding the example of Zappos, which offers to pay its employees to quit; what 75% of patients need instead of surgery, a few affirmations to make your own, and the meaning of the feast of Firstfruits.
Want to know why people that win the lottery inevitably lose it? Jim Rohn said, "Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better." Uncover why marriages really fail, what works to really inspire others and why participation trophies are mostly ineffective, and why God won't do the work for you but will help you as you do it. Plus one of the strangest dinners I have ever been to, what Generation Z ranks number one in, ONE WORD that can change your outcome, and why Tony Robbins astutely says, "Open your heart to a man and he will die for you; close to him and he will leave." Finally, what men respond to, what women respond to, and the power of praying together.
A simple but powerful tool to you can use every day to transform your marriage, the message of Pentecost found in a single letter, what we can learn about faith from the heretic king of Egypt, why taking action is so important, and what to do with rejection. Dale Carnegie said, "All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory." Let's go!
As Tony Robbins says, most people's lives are a direct reflection of the expectations of their peer group. A lot of people talk about what they are going to do, it is the ones who do what they say that make the difference, so choose wisely who you allow into your inner circle. Includes a brief introduction to Pentecost, biblical feasts, and the story of Moses; but most of all to a consideration of what happens when the blind lead the blind, and what to do when the Pharaoh of your life tries to stop you from entering your promised land. As David McKay states, "The purpose of the gospel is to make bad men good and good men better."
The powerful story of Mike Melio, who was abandoned by his father, beaten by his mother, and much later found his true calling as a motivational speaker. Plus, the number one reason people believe churches exist, why life is not about avoiding death, the two ways to enslave a nation, a little known fact about In-N-Out Burger, and the primary indicator of joy.
A simple coffee test reveals the power of subliminal messaging. Plus, why Amalek will always show up after your greatest victory and what to do about it. Listen to the story of a gardener who learned to love his his enemy, uncover the power of Pentecost in daily life, and learn the true story behind the miracle healing that made media headlines and left doctor's stunned.
Is it possible the sound of God's name is the sound of breathing? Follow along as we go deep theologically to the very core of existence. Why did God change Abram and Sara to AbraHAM and SarAH? The power is found in a simple letter. See why Jesus asked people to do things they couldn't do, why we control our emotions, and the need to turn our shoulds into musts.
The difference between selfish soul living and the honest life of the spiritual man. Learn about the power of making a 1% difference, the testimony of a woman who lost her faith, the real meaning of being the "salt" of the earth, and an easy to understand explanation of the tripartite nature of humanity, and how the devil seeks to exploit it all.
A look at the lies we tell ourselves, and the power of right thinking. Includes a simple riddle to demonstrate how easy it is to be brainwashed, and why following the crowd is the simple way to fail. Learn what Napoleon said is the most important character trait, and understand the difference between an amateur and a professional. Uncover the power of silence, and the strength found in confessing what is true over what is easy.
An honest consideration of Bill Nye's book "Undeniable", and a look at the reason why Woody Harrelson didn't enter ministry. A study of what 20 minutes of anger does to the immune system, compared to what gratitude does to heal the body. What Jesus and a strong resolve says to those who are asleep, and the bizarre story surrounding the "Alexandra Limp."
The story and example of a fearless lifeguard named Eddie; learning to see people as they are supposed to be; the power of exchanging beauty for ashes, and what people wish they would have done differently when they reach the end of their life.
Why traditional marriage therapy has the highest failure rate of all therapies, and what actually works to make a passionate relationship. (Two of the most requested statements couples want to hear!) Plus the story of the smuggler who may be doing more harm to your thoughts than you realize, how Martin Luther enlarged our understanding of daily bread, and one mans journey from penniless to wealth.