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She Finds Truth is a podcast about reality, Jesus, and everyday life. It's about discovering God is using us right where we are - in the midst of our craziness! - to glorify Him and sanctify us. Bottom line, it's the podcast for believers about how our faithful God is working in the chaos of our daily lives.
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Jan 12, 2016

 

I've been in and out of this lousy place for a while and it's gotten old. Today's podcast is about what my funk looks like, what solutions I've attempted or considered, and a few Scriptural things that have really helped. I've found myself clinging to a remembrance of my baptism at least once a day, and more when my self-esteem is completely in the pits. 

Lots of resources referenced in this one, so here's the list:

I make reference to the last episode, so if this is your first time, here's an easy way to get to that.

Psalm 51 is a new fav of mine. I've been starting my day with it as a prayer and meditation. I quote the NASB version on the podcast, but I actually like the ESV better so that's the one I link to.

ScripturePrayer Journals

Luther's Morning Prayer - another good one for starting off the day. Check out the evening prayer while you're there. 

In case you aren't Lutheran or you just aren't so sure how we are defining Baptism in this episode, here are two links. This one is video and this one is text

Have mercy on me a sinner! also concerning the sign of the cross.

After I discuss how I've been clinging to my baptism, I talk about the intentions of my ministry. As I've tried to understand Lutheran theology, I've been pleasantly surprised at how satisfying it is. It really is accessible to those of us living in the real world who like to hold on to real things. God is one of those things and He makes His means of grace a real, physical thing for us too. This ties in nicely with baptism of course. 

We end with the hymn God's Own Child I Gladly Say It, a recording I got here, from When Suffering Doesn't Stop (a blog by Megan Smith). 

Production Notes

music - Spoke in the Wheel by Electric Tangerine Audio at http://audiojungle.net/user/ElectricTangerine

Vocal Introduction by Kena Clark

Intro/Outro Production by Bradley Hofbauer

 

Jan 5, 2016

 

First podcast of 2016! Woohoo!

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Here's my stab at new year talk....

  • I talk about my hate/love relationship with "resolutions," and how I like to label my new-year plans for the coming year.
  • Since everyone is talking about it, I have to mention a perspective on weight/fitness goals.
  • But what I'm really interested in are goals surrounding how we approach our Bible reading.
  • Which leads me to skim the surface on the topic of the two kinds of righteousness. 

Referenced and Discussed:

My follow through problem - here's the blog post

GotQuestions.org talks about a Christian perspective on weight loss and fitness. I'm not in love with their response, but there is some usefulness here. 

Lamentations 3:1-24

Luke 15, parable of the lost sheep

Final thought, partially stolen from church liturgy this past Sunday - 

Lord, help us be centered in your mercy and grace by way of your Word and Sacraments. Keep us there, Lord. Renew us in Word and Sacrament so we can continue to embrace your mercy and grace and can share that with the world around us through our vocations. 

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