Today Greg talks about the power our words can have on others. They can bring great harm and hurt to others or they can bring comfort and love. With the Holy Spirit, we can have power over our tongue. With scriptural advice, Greg encourages us to choose our words.
Greg is joined by author and Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show at ESPN. He has since transitioned to Sports Spectrum, a magazine and podcast that connects sports and faith. Jason shares what caused him to write his book, Live to Forgiveand his encouragement toward others to enter their own messy journey of forgiveness.
Greg wraps up his week continuing on the topic of how we perceive ourselves. After driving a Mercedes for a week, Greg recognized some lessons to learn. You will hear some encouragement about how to let go of allowing material things to be your identity.
Greg talks today about how we perceive ourselves. Do you identify yourself by the clothes you wear or the car you drive? Do you feel less of a person because you don’t have nice things? Or do you feel more of a person because you do have more than others? To God, it doesn’t matter. He loves you either way. He doesn’t care what kind of car you drive. He only cares about what is in your heart. So, are you choosing your identity based on how you perceive yourself, how you think others perceive you, or how God perceives you?
Greg wraps up his conversation with Amanda Speakes, counselor with Grief Recovery Care on the five stages of grief and loss. Did you know there are more to these stages and that they are not necessarily in the order presented?
Greg continues his conversation with Amanda Speakes on the topic of unresolved grief. Grief affects more than a single person or the family. Statistics show there are 13 million grievers annually due to death. There are 2.6 million deaths per year in the United States with an average of 5 grievers per death. There are 2.5 million grievers due to divorce and 15.6 million grievers due to romantic breakup. Grief has a huge impact on our communities and there are consequences to not resolving it.
Today Greg talks with Amanda Speakes, a counselor with Grief Recovery Care about the grief process and the importance of grieving. She notes that grief isn’t just about losing someone to death. It can come from losing a job, loss of a marriage, or even loss of your faith. Anything that that is a big change in your life can be considered grief.
Greg discusses a newly released book called “Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change.” It’s about being like a coffee bean. When you’re in hot water, add flavor to the situation. The power to change is on the inside of you, not the outside. This is a great program if you’re feeling burned, discouraged, or just losing hope. You will want to take notes on this program. Learn more about “Coffee Bean” on Amazon.
Everyone gets burned out including Ministers and Pastors, sometimes to the point of wanting to quit. Well, don’t quit! There’s HOPE! Pastor Grant Mathes of Shechem Ministries joined Greg in the studio to talk about this secluded location in Anderson County of Central Kentucky built to provide a place for ministers to recharge their batteries. Learn more about this retreat at www.ShechemMinistries.com
Greg continues his conversation with Lynn Buckles and Janene about Lynn’s miraculous recovery from a rare illness. Lynn is a Pastor on staff at Crossroads Community on Todd’s Road in Lexington. You can contact Lynn at Lynn.Buckles@crossroads.net
On November, 2, 2015, Lynn Buckles thought he was having a heart attack. He went to the hospital and found it wasn’t heart attack, it was worse. The doctor gave in only a 10% chance of survival. Listen to this amazing story shared by Lynn and his wife Janene Buckles.