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Amanda Pittman: Stand in Confidence

Amanda Pittman: Stand in Confidence

Do you struggle to walk in confidence? In this episode of By His Grace, Misty Phillip sits down with Amanda Pittman to discuss exactly that. Anxiety, doubt and fear plague women of all ages, but especially young girls these days. Amanda discusses how to walk with God in strength and confidence to fulfil all that God has in store for us.

Key Takeaways

“The more I established my confidence in Christ, the stronger my voice became.”

“God sat me down and said I love you, not for the things that you do for me, I just love you.”

“If God will care for the lilies of the fields and the birds he will care for me.”

4 Components of Confidence

• Clarity – Embrace their identity and define their design

• Connection – Connect with God and connect with others

• Competency – Develop their ability and expand their capacity

• Conviction – Know their responsibility and use their authority

“The concept of this book (Stand in Confidence) is being prepared to stand before God and give an account of what you did.”

Amanda Pittman

Amanda Pittman is a wife and mother, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Confident Woman Co., a ministry that equips women to stand confidently upon the finished work of Jesus. Through Confident Woman Co., Amanda hosts retreats, conferences, online events, podcasts, videos and more. She is the author of four books including Stand in Confidence (Sept. 2022). Amanda and Michael Pittman live in Dallas with their children Elijah and Lily.

Books

Stand in Confidence will be the first title published under the Esther Press imprint (David C Cook),
which equips women to walk courageously in the light of God’s truth.

Resources

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Lisa Appelo: Life Can Be Good Again

Lisa Appelo: Life Can Be Good Again

On this episode of the By HIs Grace podcast, Misty Phillip sits down with Lisa Appelo, widow, and mother to seven amazing children. As a member of Widow Mama Collective, a Facebook community for young widows. she helps women find hope in the hard places of loss. A popular blogger, Lisa loves seeing women flourish in the strength of God’s promises.

Lisa shares the story of suddenly losing her husband, and how her life was shattered into a million pieces. Lisa shares how we can walk alongside grieving people. Whether it is the loss of a dream, or the tragic loss of a loved one. Lisa shares wisdom on what we can do, and say when others are grieving a loss.

Key Takeaways

“Nothing we can say can really comfort the way we want it too. We can’t fix them.”
Don’t say things like…
“At least you are young enough to remarry.” or “At least you’ll see them again.”
“They rush someone through their pain and try to slap on a platitude to explain it. Not saying anything is better.”
What you can do…
Offer to pray specifically for them.
Don’t discount the small practical ways you can help. There are a lot of tangible ways to walk alongside someone with grief.
“I was just so utterly dependent on God.”
Lament says..
I don’t understand, but I trust you. Through lamenting Lisa would
Cry out to the Lord. Pray. Ask hard questions. Get in the word.
How can you move forward in faith beyond fear.
We wonder if God will be faithful to us, and that is fear. Take your thoughts captive and replace the lies.

How can we re-shape our broken hearts? Sometimes we need to borrow hope.

These are places of deep Spiritual warfare.

Give yourself permission to grieve. There are no short cuts through losses in life. Active grief is exhausting. Give yourself space to grieve.

ABOUT THE BOOK

What do you do when you are suddenly navigating a life you didn’t sign up for? Lisa Appelo understands deeply. She’s experienced the raw emotions and uncertainty that come when everything falls apart. Lisa went to bed married and woke up a widow and single mom to seven children. She wrestled with impossible questions about her future–and then found life-changing answers that gave her the strength to move forward with true joy.

With compassion and rich biblical insight, Lisa will help you:

· find your footing when circumstances bring massive change;
· process hard emotions with God, who welcomes them;
· overcome paralyzing fear with three scriptural steps; and
· anchor your faith when your hope seems threadbare.

Your unexpected future may feel like Plan B, but it’s God’s purposeful Chapter Two for you as He reshapes your shattered heart. With each tender, intentional step, you’ll see you will not merely survive this, but that life can be good again.

Resources

Life Can Be Good Again: Putting Your World Back Together After Your World Falls Apart – Bethany House

Begin reading Chapter One for FREE!

Scripture References

“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,” – 2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 ESV

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” – James 1:2-4 ESV

“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”  – 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ESV

Connect with Lisa

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

Lucas Miles: Dangers of Deconstruction

Lucas Miles: Dangers of Deconstruction

In the final installation of her series from the National Religious Broadcast Media event (NRB), the host of the By his Grace podcast Misty Phillip sat down with Lucas Miles.

Lucas Miles is a trusted voice in the American church who has consistently addressed some of the most challenging topics in theology, politics, and culture. He is the host of Edifi’s award-winning The Lucas Miles Show and a co-host of The Church Boys podcast, where he has interviewed some of the biggest names in media such as Mario Lopez, Jim Cavaziel, Kathie Lee Gifford, Candace Bure, Charlie Kirk, and Sean Hannity. Lucas and his work have been featured in books and on TV and radio programs, as well as syndicated in articles across both political and religious news outlets, such as The Blaze, Faithwire, Fox News, The Washington Times, CBN, The Stream, Bible Gateway, and The Christian Post. He is also the author of the best-selling book, The Christian Left: How Liberal Thought Has Hijacked the Church, as well as the critically acclaimed book Good God: The One We Want to Believe In but Are Afraid to Embrace.

An ordained pastor with over twenty years of ministry experience, Lucas has been involved in dozens of church planting efforts in the US and in remote locations in Latin America, East Africa, and Asia, not least of which is his local ministry, Nfluence Church, where he and his wife, Krissy, have been serving since planting the church in 2004. Lucas had the honor of receiving an invitation to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., in both 2018 and 2020, as well as an invitation as a US delegate to the 2018 Ukrainian National Christian Thanksgiving Celebration.

Additionally, Lucas is known for his work in Hollywood producing films and offering confidential pastoral support to many up-and-coming and established actors and artists. He has directed and produced several nationally released films, including Rodeo GirlCrowning Jules, and The Penitent Thief, as well as consulted on dozens of entertainment and literary projects. His work has been featured on Netflix, Showtime, Fox, Redbox, Sony, and Pure Flix.

Lucas is a sought-after speaker at colleges, conferences, and churches on topics such as theology, Christian living, politics, and media. Whether he is preaching through the book of Romans or discussing trends in media and culture, Lucas’ heart for the gospel, philosophical prowess, and love of people always shines through, making him a perfect keynote speaker or lecturer for meetings of all sizes.

Key Takeaways

“They are trying to distract us from the unity we have in Christ.”

“The best way to deal with the feeling of doubt that sparks deconstruction, is to take time to bring them back to the cross.”

“We are seeing the cross, the stories of God, and the Word of God diminished in favor of uplifting cultural views instead of biblical views.”

“It is ok to question God, you can ask why, just don’t get stuck in the why.”

“We need to go back to what made us fall in love with God in the first place, that will draw us back to Christ as our source.”

“This world is not our home, we cannot fix every problem in the world even though we want to and try, ultimately we know that our salvation is found in Christ.”

“Revelations talks about how people overcame by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony, we have to keep coming back to that as the source.”

 

Resources

Meet Lucas

Podcast

Books

Keith Stubbs: Laughter is Good Medicine

Keith Stubbs: Laughter is Good Medicine

Once again continuing her series from the National Religious Broadcast Media event, host of By his Grace podcast Misty Phillip sat down with Keith Stubbs. Keith is an actor and writer, known for Dry Bar Comedy (2017), Straggler of ’45 (2011) and An Evening at the Improv (1981).

The Bible tells us that laughter is good medicine! laughter is good medicine because it draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. It also helps you release anger and forgive sooner.

Today I am excited to bring you the president of dry bar comedy. DryBarComedy is the largest catalog library of clean comedy in the world.  Keith stubs is a triple threat in show business in entertainment, he is a hilarious stand up comedian, talented actor, and an award winning radio personality. He founded DryBarComedy, which has become the fastest growing stand-up comedy streaming series in the world garnering up to 150 million monthly views across the brands social and app platforms with new content being posted daily on social media. 

Key Takeaways

“Largest catalog, library of clean comedy in the world”

“500 Comedy Special shareable great and very funny”

“Not much comedy, you can listen to with family members, or people that don’t want to go through the garbage”

“10 million social media followers!”

You can find DryBarComedy on the Angel Studios app.

If you need a good laugh I encourage you to check out DryBarComedy! 

Rick Green: Biblical Citizenship not White Nationalism

Rick Green: Biblical Citizenship not White Nationalism

Continuing her series from the National Religious Broadcast Media event, host of By his Grace podcast Misty Phillip sat down with Rick Green to discussion Biblical Citizenship, Biblical Worldview, and the Patriot Academy.We have a role to play in Restoring America’s Biblical & Constitutional Foundations of Freedom! Inspire Patriotism, Equip Citizens, Educate A Nation

Rick Green

Rick Green is a former Texas State Representative, national speaker, author, and radio host. Rick travels the nation speaking for David Barton’s WallBuilders organization and Rick and David co-host the national daily radio program, WallBuilders Live! Rick is the author and executive producer of Constitution Alive!, America’s most engaging and entertaining study of the U.S. Constitution. Rick is the founder and president of Patriot Academy, which trains young leaders in founding principles as they participate in mock legislative sessions held in state capitols across the nation.

Key Takeaways 

“But The best part is they are having to apply a biblical worldview, not just learn a biblical worldview deal with the hottest issues of the day whatever that piece of legislation may be and think through what does the Bible say about this, what does the constitution say about it what can I learn from history.”

LIFT Principles – Limited Government. Individual Liberties, Free Enterprise, Timeless Truth

“Listen if I’m gonna be a good follower of Christ that I’m supposed to be all his commands, that’s a great commission right is to make disciples that will obey all his commands.”

“If we don’t fall in love with God’s word again,  all the things we are doing to get good people elected and be involved: “politically” none of it’s gonna work. We have to be in God’s word first and then take his word and go truly be soft not just a preservative but also bring out the best flavor in the culture.”

“We have to be in God’s word first, and then take his word and go truly be salt, not just the preservative, but also bring out the best flavor in the culture.”

“America thrives when the Bible is infused into the culture that’s why we became the most powerful, most free, most benevolent nation in history because the Bible was infusing the best principles and the salt was bringing out the best flavors.”

“We don’t have very good flavor in America right now, because we aren’t being the salt.”

“That’s what the course became, a biblical perspective on government, combined with our particular constitutional knowledge that was not taught in schools.”

“We are teaching, through the Church, what the schools should have taught, but in a biblical setting.

Resources

RickGreen4Texas.com

The Light and the Glory – Peter Marshall

Wall Builders

Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution & Religion

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