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The Stolen Van

This week's podcast talks about the fact that we often see only the immediate situation, but God's thoughts and planning for us embrace eternity. The story of the stolen van is one I read in a book called "Voices of the Faithful" by Beth Moore. I hope it encourages you, no matter what your present view appears to be.
Carol
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Feeling Unmotivated?

This time of year can be hard for a lot of people. Too much rain, not warm enough, not enough sun. At least in my part of Canada, that's the case. So I created a quick little podcast about what we can do when we feel unmotivated.I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Carol
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The Sun Does Shine

Podcast Episode Highlights:The Sun Does Shine is the true story of Anthony Ray Hinton, convicted of murders he did not commit and sentenced to die.Ray spent almost thirty years on Death Row until finally being found innocent and released in 2015. His story is one of endurance and faith in the midst of a terrible situation; of his decision to make a home where he was instead of wishing he were somewhere else. In this podcast, I talk about some of the key points I noticed.Click Here To Download Episode
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The Power of Perseverance

Download the episode here These are the notes from today's podcast: Perseverance Quiz – Who are these people based on the hints about them? Listen to the podcast to find out who they are.

 1. ? Too short and clumsy to play basketball. Cut from the varsity basketball team. Missed more than 9,000 shots and lost almost 300 games. Considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

 2. ? Was a shy, timid teenager. His drawings were rejected by his high school yearbook. Is now considered on of the most influential cartoonists of all time.

3. ? Was a defeated boxer and retired. Became a minister and needed to raise money for his youth center. Got back in the ring 10 years after retiring. Was laughed at and not taken seriously because he was 45 years old and 50 pounds overweight. He regained the title and became the oldest heavyweight boxing champion in history.

4. ? He grew up very poor and was a shy loner. He was told he couldn’t sing and to keep his truck driving job. His…

The Legacy We Leave

Have you ever thought about what people will say when the day arrives that you leave this earth? My mother passed away exactly one month ago now and it made me consider again this quote by Lin Yutang: "Belief in our mortality, the sense that we are eventually going to crack up and be extinguished like the flame of a candle, I say, is a gloriously fine thing. It makes us sober; it makes us a little sad; and many of us it makes poetic. But above all, it makes it possible for us to make up our mind and arrange to live sensibly, truthfully, and always with a sense of our own limitations." I've thought a lot about what phrases or quotes define me. I can identify with the statements above and I want my life to count. I want my life to be summed up by the lines of the following songs: "I Hope You Dance":I hope you never lose your sense of wonderYou get your fill to eat but always keep that hungerMay you never take one single breath for grantedGod forbid love ever leav…

Broken Strings and Second Chances

Notes From the Podcast episode:Excerpt from ‘Come Away My Beloved’ daily devotional:  “Will you be like an instrument with broken strings from which the musician can bring forth no music?”The important thing isn’t that we stay so strong that we never breakHow do we react when we feel broken?How would a rare violin be treated?Why we are like that violin and how should we respond?
Second Chances First of all, thank you to those of you I know have been praying that I find my direction going forward. The path gets a little clearer every day. As many of you know, I volunteer with the homeless, the local women's prison, and a prison aftercare program. Many of those women are like that broken violin and I've seen how God can fix their brokenness.

For awhile now I've wondered how I could practically help and I know employment and finances play a big part in becoming a contributing member of society. So I've decided to start training some of these women to work virtually. To tha…