In this episode, we learn that … #1 … God wants us to be joyful believers regardless of our circumstances. #2 … With God we can be joyful believers regardless of our circumstances. #3 … If my Christian life is not full of joy then it’s because I have allowed a nasty joy-sucker to attach … More E-82: Nasty Joy Suckers – Part 1
God commands us (His children) to give thanks in all circumstances – 1 Thess. 5:18 … and that means even when life sucks. Dude, that’s easier said than done. Why would God say that? … Because it glorifies Him and He knows it also benefits us. Scientific research is actually proving this and Jason is … More E-81: “Give Thanks in All Circumstances” … Are You Serious God?
Life’s not fair. And we must stop expecting it to be fair because that’s not reality. That’s actually a distorted view of the human condition. The sooner we accept this reality (that life’s not fair), the better off we’ll be in overcoming pain, suffering, opposition, and disappointment. Many of us are under the illusion that … More E-80: Life’s Not Fair!
Who are you? How do you define yourself? Is it by your name? Your race? Your country? Your culture? Your sport? Your team? Your talents? Your friend-group? Your career? Your financial status? Your looks? Your fitness level? By the mistakes you’ve made? By the horrible things that have happened to you? How do you define yourself? … More E-79: Embrace your New Identities in Christ!
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my salvation and my God.” – King David, Psalm 42:5 In this passage of Scripture, King David is depressed and anxious and he doesn’t know why. Can you relate? I definitely … More When Unexpected Depression and/or Anxiety Hits …
In this episode, Jason shares what he is learning about walking with God in the GRIND of suffering. Suffering is everywhere in our fallen world and it’s unavoidable. At some point in life, in some sort of way, you’re going to suffer greatly. No one gets a free pass on suffering in this life. Most … More E-78: Walking with God in the GRIND of Suffering!
It’s my favorite time of the year! I love the beauty of the leaves changing colors and the feel of the cooler weather … and when it gets like this, the mountains begin calling to me, and I must go (stole that from John Muir)! I’m hoping to soon visit Shenandoah National Park with my … More J’s Backpack Checklist for High-Altitude Mountain Hikes!