First Ever VLOG – Birthday Weekend & Downtime to Recharge Your Batteries

  Sometimes you just need a little downtime. Whether it’s from your career, your business or ministry recharge those batteries. We did. Over Colleen’s birthday beach weekend. Take a look and plan your next getaway. Click the link and check it out. First Ever VLOG - Birthday Beach Getaway with Downtime

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Oops….Our Apologies for the Redundant Emails

Seems our server was looking to make a point and send you duplicate emails. Sorry for the inconvenience. Like we don't get enough emails in one day. Blessings to you all. Steve & Colleen

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Sexual Brokenness & “The Church” – Series Introduction

It’s an epidemic of epic proportions.  Sexual sin and its impact on the church family is undeniable and must be addressed. The reality of the widespread nature of this epidemic may surprise you. Christians have gotten good at wearing the fig-leaf of purity. Covering up the struggle with pornography, sex outside of marriage, marital unfaithfulness and a host of other sexual sin is commonplace. It’s not a topic that gets discussed in our churches. The answer is to bury it, stop it, ...

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My False Self & Stayin’ Alive Audio Podcast

Listen in as Steve digs a little deeper. When the poser shows up we get in all kinds of trouble. But do we even know what we’re doing when we acquiesce to the false -self? As believers in Christ, we have a new name – Child of God. Steve reflects on a few times in his life before he knew that name. https://anchor.fm/embracing-brokenness/episodes/My-False-Self--Stayin-Alive-e3ae5l/a-aaullg

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We Live in a World at War

“O, for that warning voice, which he, who saw The Apocalypse, heard cry in Heaven aloud, Then when the Dragon, put to second rout, Came furious down to be revenged on men, Woe to the inhabitants on earth! that now, While time was, our first parents had been warned The coming of their secret foe, and 'scaped, Haply so 'scaped his mortal snare: For now Satan, now first inflamed with rage, came down, The tempter ere the accuser of mankind, To wreak on innocent frail Man his loss Of that first ...

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My False Self & Stayin’ Alive

I can still remember walking into the gym during our Freshman dance, where the college newbies met for an icebreaker the second day of the first semester. I had this cocky attitude trolling for the best-looking girl in the room. Me and a couple buddies of mine. Not that I knew what the plan was. But I sure knew I wanted to get noticed. It was kinda like John Travolta strolling onto the dance floor in his white suit ready to impress. (Saturday Night Fever) I think Stayin' Alive (the movies ...

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One Thing Leads to Another – Video

It's easy to underestimate the wiles of the enemy. He would love to derail us. One thing always leads to another. Guard your heart and your mind. A trip to the shore proved it. Temptation abounds, but God wins. Watch as Steve describes just how slick the devil can be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TQ4Rl8EeE4

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Practicing the Presence of God

It’s so important to take time to sit in the presence of God without distraction. Asking him simple questions or just enjoying time in nature. Here’s an idea for you. Sit with this photograph enlarged on your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Get in a comfortable position, take a few deep breaths and invite the Holy Spirit to help you interpret what is seen and unseen in the photo. Pray for God to sanctify your mind and imagination and let it run wild. Just 5 minutes. Tell us in ...

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One Thing ….. Leads to Another

If you’ve been following us at all you’ll know how much we love the beach. There’s just something about the ocean surf and breezes that’s so calming. It’s like God is sending us a message of His love in every wave. The Jersey shore is a little more than 2 hours away, depending on traffic. That means any chance we get to head east, we do. I received an invitation in an e-mail from one of the more prominent, upscale casino/hotels in Atlantic City to stay free for a night or two. ...

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The New Me Video & Audio

https://youtu.be/1AsgkC6Jz-E The New Me https://soundcloud.com/embracingbrokenness/the-new-me There's so much "healing" available to all of us when we go deeper into the Christian journey. One rooted in the truth about who we are. The New Me - saved by Christ and in Him. Steve asks a couple of questions to go deeper.

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