Podcast #165: “Your Love Is Strong” by Jon Foreman

Approaching Matthew 6 in Your Own Words

You know you “own” the story when you can tell it and re-tell it in your own words and not lose the meaning. This is what Jon Foreman’s song “Your Love Is Strong” inspired me to do with Scripture this week. Not only that, but it sent me straight to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and a very special model for prayer.

Let’s not waste any time jumping right into Matthew 5-7!

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #117: “Sparrows” by Jason Gray

Heading Out With the Disciples in Matthew 10

I don’t think we fully comprehend how valuable we are to God. He tells us in many different ways and contexts and this week’s song, “Sparrows” by Jason Gray, leads us to one of those sections of Scripture where Jesus makes it very clear how valuable we are to our Father.


The reason it is so important that we understand our value to God may surprise you, however.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #100: “Awake Our Souls” by Tim Timmons

Waking up to the Kingdom of God

Have you ever arrived to a familiar destination only to discover you don’t remember experiencing the journey? “Awake Our Souls” by Tim Timmons is a cry for all of us to wake up and experience the Kingdom of God all around us! It inspires me to pick up God’s Word and consider what it teaches about the Kingdom.


God asks for our efforts to be focused on His agenda and His way of doing things. God’s Word can teach us how.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #63: “First” by Lauren Daigle & Matthew 6

Why is it that as soon as I decide I am going to commit to a new discipline, that commitment is immediately tested? I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that as soon as I chose Lauren Daigle’s song, “First” as this week’s jumping off point, I immediately began struggling with seeking God FIRST!


I have a feeling we all share in this struggle. I can’t wait to dive into God’s Word with you this week!

On this episode I discuss:

  • Teaching my kids to “put first things first”
  • Putting my list first, but not putting God at the top of my list
  • The importance of “first” to God in Scripture
  • Cain as an example of “some” and Abel as example of “first” – Genesis 4:3-7
  • Jesus’ detailed teaching to His disciples – Matthew 5-7
  • What happens when we place our questions, worries and concerns first
  • I want to be more concerned with who God is than what He can do for me
  • I want to seek God’s face before I seek His hand
  • A new Bible study resource I am using – Unpack Your Heart by Melissa D’Aunoy
  • Sitting at the feet of Jesus FIRST