Psalm 105

Praise God For Yourself

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In Psalm 105, we read, “Give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make his deeds known to all people! Sing to God; sing praises to the Lord; dwell on all his wondrous works!” (Psalm 105:1-2, CEB) Why would the psalmist tell us to do such a thing? Why should we give thanks to God or make God’s deeds …

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In Episode 43, Steph and I are joined by Jamie Kocur, author of My CCM Soundtracked Life: How I Became Disillusioned With the Music That Once Captivated Me. Jamie grew up a church-goer, but in her teens she became the kind of Christian who listened to only CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) and minimized her exposure to secular influences. She says she …

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Why Everyone Hates Lawyers Although I am a pastor, I have also been a member of The Florida Bar since 1999. In other words, I’ve been a lawyer for over 20 years. It seems like people love to hate lawyers, until they need one. In Episode 42, Steph and I talk about everything from OJ Simpson to Casey Anthony to …

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How Siri Taught Me to Ask for What I Want In Episode 41, Steph and I explore the art of asking for what you want. You have to know what you want in order to ask for it! Voice assistants like Siri and Alexa (my personal favorite!) can only respond to a command when it is clearly stated. This need …

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In Episode 40, Steph shares how working for Disney took ten years off her life. She initially worked at a show, but when she was chosen to be a cast member for a ride, everything changed. The stakes were much higher. Guest safety meant that there were times when Steph had to literally make a life and death decision in …

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In Episode 39, Steph and I reflect on what we have learned so far from listening to the Black Lives Matter Movement. We both recognize that, as white women, we have a lot to learn! We also know that refusing to learn allows racism to continue unchallenged. Steph and I have an honest conversation about Juneteenth, Defund the Police, White …

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It Could Always Be Worse: A Parable for 2020?

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Many years ago when my son was in preschool, his class did a sweet little play called “It Could Always Be Worse.” We live in Tallahassee, Florida, home to Florida State University. One of the advantages of living here is that the University brings some incredibly talented people into our community. One of my son’s classmates was the son of …

E38 Periods

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In Episode 38, my 16-year-old daughter joins Steph and me for an honest conversation about something that half the world’s population will deal with at some point—periods. I was reluctant to have this conversation, but we realized that might be generational! We tackled this from the perspective of three women in three different generations (Gen X, Millennial, and Gen Z). …

E37 Female Pastor

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In Episode 37, Steph and Beth celebrate Beth’s Seminary graduation by talking about gender and calling. They share their experiences as women in male-dominated fields and how they handle internet trolls. They also have an honest conversation about the fact that some denominations do not allow women to preach and teach. Why is Beth a pastor even though the Bible …