SC 175: Praying Without Ceasing – Action, or Attitude?

In relationships with someone, what are the two key things required to keep the relationship healthy and growing? The answer may be more simple than you think!

This week on the podcast, we’re talking about “praying without ceasing,” and what that actually looks like. And in case you’re wondering, it doesn’t mean walking around with your eyes closed at all times! 🙂 We’ll look at what it truly means to be constantly communicating with God, and living a life defined by “praying without ceasing.” Plus, we’re celebrating something special this week…so be sure to listen and find out what! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

Read More

SC: 174: Prayer, Humility, Surrender, and the Blast Furnace

When we’re praying about something and God answers “no” or “wait,” what should or response be? Should we be disappointed? Bitter (no!)? What about peaceful?

This week on the podcast, we’re going to be looking at the ways God answers prayer, and some of the reasons why He might not always say “yes.” And you’ll find out what it has to do with silver, gold, a blast furnace, and the incredible story God is writing in each of our lives if we’ve surrendered to Him. All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

Read More

SC: 173: April CMOW – The Road to Emmaeuas

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be in Jerusalem during that first Easter, to watch the events unfold that had been foretold for centuries, as the God’s mercy, judgement, and grace came together in the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus life, and His Resurrection and victory over death? This week on the podcast, we’re going to take a step back in time to see what it was really like!

Join us as we finish our journey through “the Holy week” as we walk with the two disciples on their journey to Emmaeuas, look at the Great Commission, and wrap up this awesome story. We’ll also be looking at some lessons learned throughout this month on the podcast, and reveal our next theme and challenge as we look onward into May. All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

Read More

SC: 172: 72 Hours

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be in Jerusalem during that first Easter, to watch the events unfold that had been foretold for centuries, as the God’s mercy, judgement, and grace came together in the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus life, and His Resurrection and victory over death? This week on the podcast, we’re going to take a step back in time to see what it was really like!

Join us as we continue the journey this week, taking a closer look at the 72 hour stretch from the Last Supper to the Resurrection, when so much prophecy was fulfilled, our debt was paid, and Jesus was victorious over death! We’ll look deeper at some of the things that went on, and perhaps the perspectives of some of those who witnessed the events that took place. All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

Read More

SC: 171: Palm Sunday

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be in Jerusalem during that first Easter, to watch the events unfold that had been foretold for centuries, as the God’s mercy, judgement, and grace came together in the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus life, and His Resurrection and victory over death? This week on the podcast, we’re going to take a step back in time to see what it was really like!

Join us as we take a closer look at the first Palm Sunday and Jesus’ “Triumphal Entry” into Jerusalem. We’ll look at some of the things going on, and perhaps the perspective of some of those in the crowd during that exciting day. We’ll be continuing on with the journey, as we come ever closer to Easter. All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

Read More

SC: 170: The Red Dog, the Notebook, and the Stresses of Everyday Life

What do a red dog, a notebook, and dealing with the stresses of life have to do with each other? This isn’t an April Fool’s joke or a puzzle of some sort; its actually the topic for a segment on this episode of the podcast! 🙂

This week on the podcast, we’ll be talking about the “growing up” stages in our lives, the tension and stress in our lives, and the three ways we can respond to stress–and, how only one of those responses is the *right* way. We’ll also be beginning to prepare ourselves for Easter, and looking at the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character podcast!

Read More

SC 169: March CMOW — Running the Race

This week on the podcast, we’ve got our third CMOW episode of 2019! Join Andrew (and a surprise guest!) as we discuss what we’ve been learning from our theme of this month of fitness. We’ll look at some lessons from fitness that apply to physical and spiritual areas of our lives, at we’ve talked about in our other episodes this month…and even unveil our next challenge coming up for April!  All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

Read More

SC 168: Orienteering, and the Way, the Truth, and the Life

This week on the podcast, we’re taking a look at orienteering, truth, and following the Lord! Join Andrew as he takes a look at John 14:6, and digs into the rich truths of Jesus being “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” We’ll keep pressing on with our fitness challenge this month, take a look at our ScriptureFocus verse from Romans 12, and much more. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

Read More

SC 167: Satan’s Marketing Dept., and The Cloud of Witnesses

This week on the podcast, we’re taking Sharpening Character “on the road!” We’ve got an encouraging segment from Ben on “Satan’s Marketing Department,” which is a segment you certainly won’t want to miss. Then, we have a special ScriptureFocus segment (with a guest!), recorded in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, discussing a very interesting verse that ties right in with our theme this month of fitness! That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

Read More

SC 166: Running to the Sunrise

When we don’t feel like “running the race of life” anymore—like we can’t take another step, and the goal just isn’t in sight, what can we do to regain hope? For that matter, what even *is* hope?

This week on the podcast, were digging right in to fitness…starting with a discussion of finding hope along the “journey of life.” Join Andrew as he look at some encouragement to “stay the course”, and looks at where our hope should truly be found. All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

Read More