Tag: integrity

E-68: Just growling on a few different subjects!

In this episode, Jason talks (growls) about his recent trip to Colorado, evangelism up in the pub, being falsely accused of scratching a deck, the importance of integrity, the power of words, and how he’s just beginning to learn what it means to truly love others.


E-67: The Bait that Hides the Hook! – Part 3 (Don’t be a stupid dog!)

Dude, here is Part 3 of The Bait that Hides the Hook and this is the best one yet! No joke. It’s going to change your life!



The main ideas for the content of these talks on The Bait that Hides the Hook come from the book, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks, a 16th century Puritan Preacher/Writer.


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The music at the end of this podcast is the song Old Town Road by Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus). Here is the iTunes Link to listen or purchase … https://music.apple.com/us/album/old-town-road-feat-billy-ray-cyrus-remix/1458638377?i=1458638381


E-38: Kavanaugh, Ford, and what we as Christian men need to take from it!


In this episode, Jason asks some serious questions related to the whole 3-ring circus in DC with Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Ford …

As Christian men … What do we need to learn from all this? … What do we need to do to safeguard ourselves? … What do we need to warn/teach our sons (and daughters) about this?

Jason allows several of his brothers from other mothers (AKA = THE GRIZ TRIBE) to answer those questions … and then Jason allows God to chime in on everything!

At the end of the podcast, Jason reads some recent ratings and reviews from iTunes … and he also shares how it went speaking at his high school this past week for their annual Spiritual Emphasis Week (Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro, MD).




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Keep on grizzin!

E-35: Clear Commands from 1st Peter

In this episode, Jason drops the clear commands from 1st Peter and adds a little of his own commentary.



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E-34: Fire Woman!

Fire Woman” is a rock song by the British rock band The Cult, written by singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy. It was the first single released from their fourth studio album Sonic Temple, and was subsequently featured on all of The Cult’s compilation/greatest hits albums, as well as being a steady fixture of the band’s live performances. It peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number one on New Zealand’s Recorded Music NZ (then RIANZ) chart and number 15 on the UK Singles Chart. Astbury claims the eponymous “Fire Woman” is a universal symbol, along the lines of a primary element. – Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_Woman 


I believe the song describes a deadly woman … the same deadly woman that God describes in great detail in the book of Proverbs … she is “the forbidden woman” … the adulteress, the seductress, the mistress, the prostitute, the women you secretly view and lust after on your computer or smartphone, the woman you sexually long for who is not your wife!

That woman is the Fire Woman!

The Fire Woman is sexual sin!

Many strong and honorable men have danced with her and enjoyed their fleeting moment of sexual pleasure, but in the end … she burned down everything good and honorable in their life. That’s what she does. That’s what she’s highly skilled at.


She thrills … and then she kills! She fascinates … and then she assassinates!


It happened not only in biblical times, but it continues to happen today. Just look at these staggering statistics …

  • 97% of Christian men acknowledge they have looked at porn.
  • 64% of Christian men view porn at least once per month.
  • 37% of Christian men view porn several times a week.

* Proven Men Ministries, with the Barna Group. 2014 Survey. http://provenmen.org/2014pornsurvey


  • Count to one. In that one second, almost 30,000 people are viewing pornography – and it continues every second after that.

Jerry Ropelato, “Internet Pornography Statistics” – http://ministryoftruth.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IFR2013.pdf


  • In 56% of all divorce cases, one party had an obsessive interest in porn.

*J. Manning, Senate Testimony 2004, referencing: Dedmon, J., “Is The Internet Bad For Your Marriage? Online Affairs, Pornographic Sites Playing the Greater Role in Divorces,” 2002, Press Release from The Dilenschneider Group, Inc.


The Fire Woman is no joke! Listen to this episode to learn more …



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E-26: Check Ya Self before Ya Wreck Ya Self!


In this episode, Jason (with the help of Ice Cube) help you understand the importance of routinely checking yourself to make sure you are living in alignment with God’s Word. If you don’t routinely do that, you’re going to wreck yourself.

Jason has come up with 51 questions that he personally uses to routinely check himself …

1. Are you beginning your day with God’s Word and prayer?

2. Throughout your day … are you staying focused on the things of God – on things that truly matter – the eternal?

3. Are you daily enjoying your relationship with your Heavenly Father … worshipping Him, thanking Him, and talking to Him about life, decisions I have to make, and others?

4. Is there an area of your life where you’re choosing to disobey God?

5. Are you thinking more highly of yourself than you ought to think? Are you proud? Arrogant? Cocky? Condescending?

6. Are you giving others the impression that you’re better or godlier than you really are? In other words, are you a hypocrite?

7. Are you consistently putting the interests, desires, and needs of others before your own? With your wife, kids, friends, etc.?

8. Can others trust you to keep things confidential?

9. Can others depend on you to be a man of your word … to actually follow through and do the things you say you’re going to do?

10. Are you striving to share the gospel with lost people?

11. Are you helping to make disciples of Christ?

12. Are you going to bed on time and getting up on time?

13. Are you financially living within your means? Or are you spending more than you’re bringing in?

14. Are you consistently giving a portion of your income to God … to help others need?

15. Are you consistently saving a portion of your income?

16. Are you avoiding debt?

17. Are you tracking your income and spending (personal, business, ministry)?

18. Are any of your financial matters illegal or shady?

19. Are you living simple, content, and thankful … enjoying the things you already have?

20. Are you jealous or envious of someone?

21. Are you bitter, critical, or resentful of someone?

22. Are you whining and complaining about something in your life?

23. Are you short-tempered or argumentative?

24. Are you wasting time throughout your week?

25. Are you staying organized (house, yard, work, ministry, finances)?

26. Are you talking more than you’re listening to others?

27. Are you consistently exercising at least three days per week and consistently making healthy choices with food and drink?

28. Once per week are you taking time to rest, relax, and recharge?

29. Are you regularly laughing and having fun?

30. Are you staying positive and optimistic with your mental self-talk, attitude, words, and vibe that you are transmitting to others?

31. Are you learning from your failures, mistakes, sins, and then nailing them to the cross of Christ and letting them go?

32. Are you staying in good and frequent communication with your wife?

33. Are you respecting, helping, encouraging, affirming, appreciating, and selflessly loving your wife (often)?

34. Are you going on dates with your wife at least once per week?

35. Are you regularly talking with and spending time with your kids? … LOVE is best spelled T.I.M.E.

36. Are you frequently guiding and encouraging your kids to live the right way?

37. Are you daily praying for your kids?

38. Are you intentionally avoiding places and things that might tempt you?

39. Are you bouncing your eyes away from alluring people and images?

40. Are you “edging” in any way with any kind of sexual lust (thoughts, images, etc.)?

41. Is your iPhone restricted and locked-up with a password that you don’t know and Covenant Eyes installed on it and on every other internet device?

42. Are you frequently reviewing your personal purity battle plan and motivation?

43. Are you avoiding boredom and intentionally planning and keeping yourself busy with good things?

44. Are you talking or joking about sexually perverse stuff?

45. Are you avoiding being alone with members of the opposite sex?

46. Are you in any way flirting or doing anything with a member of the opposite sex that you wouldn’t do if your wife was around?

47. Are you keeping up with your daily accountability check-in with JRay?

48. Are you attending your weekly accountability and support group?

49. Are you being completely honest during your weekly accountability and support group?

50. Are you maintaining weekly connection/fellowship with other Christian men who push you to grow in your walk with God (meetings, activities, phone calls, etc.)?

51. Have you answered all of these questions honestly?



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E-12: The Crisis of Male Character in America!


Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Ben Affleck, Brett Ratner, Jeff Hoover, Al Franken, Roy Moore … and the list keeps growing. It seems like every day another prominent male figure here in America is being exposed for who he really is (behind the scenes) … And it doesn’t matter if they’re Republican or Democrat … Nor does it matter if they’re an outspoken “conservative” or “liberal.” The bottom line is there’s a serious crisis among males here in America!!!

On this episode, Jason and Roy Baldwin talk about the root of the problem … the fallout upon the next generation … and what Christian men need to be doing to become real men (men of character, integrity, and impact)!


Roy Baldwin is the Executive Director of Monadnock Christian Ministries in Jaffrey, NH … and he also served as the Director of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family. He and his wife Karen have three children.


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