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Jordan Raynor: Redeeming Your Time

Jordan Raynor: Redeeming Your Time

On this episode the By His Grace podcast, I sit down with best-selling author Jordan Raynor to discuss his new book Redeeming Your Time: 7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly Productive.This power-packed episode is filled with wisdom to not just to manage your time, or talk about productivity, but to redeem your time to partner with God to accomplish Kingdom work.

Jordan shares that the gospel biographies show Jesus facing many of the same challenges we face today as we seek to steward our limited time. And because he was infallible God, we can assume that Jesus managed his time perfectly, providing us with the ideal model to follow.

Key Takeaways

“The 7 Principles, they’re not just Biblical, I believe you can see them in the gospel modeled in the life of Jesus Christ”

“I’ve  never once read one, where accounted for the author time, God Himself of course, managed His time when He came to earth in the incarnation, in a human being named Jesus Christ”

“Jesus prioritized time with the Father above food, sleep, time with disciples above everything, we gotta do the same.”

“Before we set BIG goals for our life, we gotta be faithful with what’s in our hands right now”

“Jesus spent a phenomal amount of time in lonely places, sometimes the gospels translate that to solitary places, we have to do the same if we want to be creative, if we want to think clearly, if we want to listen to God’s voice”

“Jesus throughout the gospels was crazy busy, but remarkably unhurried.”

“We should be setting the biggest goals on the planet”

“God doesn’t need us to be productive, we can rest and the world is going to keep on spinning”

“My friends curate the news for me”

“We gotta recognize that quiet places are not places of weakness, there are places of great strength.”

7 Timeless Principles to Redeem our Time

  1. Start with The Word
  2. Jesus commanded our Yes, be Yes
  3. Dissent from the Kingdom of Noise
  4. Prioritize Your Yeses
  5. Accept Your Uni-presence
  6. Embrace Productive Rest
  7. Eliminate Hurry

3 Rhythms of Rest

  1. Bi-hourly breaks
  2. We need eight hours of Sleep
  3. Sabbath

Jordan’s favorite Practice – Taking control of when you check your messages

  1. Choice ahead of time, when you are going to check your messages
  2. Build a list of VIP’s that you want to have access to you at anytime
  3. Go to the VIP’s and set clear expectations of when you will check messages

“The days are evil, we are running out time, to do the work that God has created us to do”

Jordan Raynor is a serial entrepreneur and national bestselling author who helps Christians do their most exceptional work for the glory of God and the good of others. Through his books, podcast, and weekly devotionals, Jordan has helped millions of Christians in every single country connect the gospel to their work. 

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Resources

Jordan’s New Book: Redeeming Your Time: 7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly Productive

Jordan’s Podcast: A Call to Mastery

Jordan’s website

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Mark Comer

Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Job 42:2 ESV “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

Connect with Jordan on Social Media!

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Twitter:@JordanRaynor

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Dave Kubal: Intercessors for America

Dave Kubal: Intercessors for America

On this episode of By His Grace, I sit down with Dave Kubal, President and CEO of Intercessors for America. We discuss his response to the recent mandates, and his OpEd in The Stream. Intercessors for America President and CEO Dave Kubal explains why every Christian must stand against this right now. He asserts, regardless of our personal views, all Christians must stand together right now to protect religious freedom.The governments positioning itself to be the sole arbiter of deciding whether Americans’ personal religious beliefs are valid or not. This is a dangerous precedent that will only grow if not challenged.

Dave Kubal is CEO/President of Intercessors for America, a massive grassroots organization uniting over 300,000 citizens to pray, and then take action, on the issues confronting America. Equipping Christians to engage and speak truth into the important cultural debates of our day, Kubal is a nationally recognized faith leader. With over 35 years of national ministry experience, Kubal is a seminary-trained ordained pastor and former Vice President with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is author of Inspired Prayers and Fasting and has been a featured speaker at national conferences and events, including NFL Chapels. Kubal and his family reside in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Colossians 2:8  ESV “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits[a] of the world, and not according to Christ.”

Key Takeaways 

“News, Prayers, and Action”

“People are saying this is a time of great division in our nation, but I actually think it is a great time of isolation.”

“A very difficult time, driven by fear in America.”

“This is a battle of faith over fear.”

“People are choosing safety, over their freedoms”

“We have got to say enough.”

“Persecution is at an all-time high.”

“Jesus Christ called us to be salt and light.”

“Be impressed with what God’s doing.”

Resources 

Intercessors for America

The Stream Op/Ed

Alliance Defending Freedom

First Liberty

Connect with Intercessors for America on Social Media! 

Intercessors for America Facebook

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Kristin Bonin: Dream Defenders

Kristin Bonin: Dream Defenders

On this episode of By His Grace, I interview my friend Kristin Bonin. We discuss the importance of community, being a dream defender, finding community, mentoring, speaking affirmation into the lives of others, and being cheerleaders for others. Kristin Bonin is a speaker and author based in Houston, TX. She writes and speaks from her own personal challenges, struggles and lessons the Lord is teaching her along the way. She’s just a girl who has fallen in love with the idea of making God famous and has decided to chase hard after Him in hopes that others will too.

Key Takeaways 

  • “Be wise with your words.” 
  • “Not everybody needs to know your dreams.” 
  • “The Lord has shown me to have eyes to see, ears to hear, and some thick skin.”
  • “We need to have truth-tellers in our lives.” 
  • “My yes is a yes.” 
  • “We all need a Paul and we all need a Timothy.” 
  • “The enemy is going to try to snuff us out.” 

Resources 

Connect with Kristin on Social Media! 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristinbonin/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristinmbonin/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kristinbonin

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Jennifer Bennett: Be Worth Following on Social Media

Jennifer Bennett: Be Worth Following on Social Media

On this episode of By His Grace, I interview Dr, Jennifer Bennett. We discuss how her dream of ministry looked different than she imagined, but that God had a an amazing plan for working it all together. We discuss social media and what it means to be worth following on social media, how to authentically be ourselves, and invite others into a conversation in a crowded social space.

Dr. Jennifer Bennett is the Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at Indiana Wesleyan University. The host of the She Impacts Culture podcast, and the author of Be Worth Following: How to Be Different and Influence People In a Crowded Social World.

Key Takeaways 

  • “My dream was to do Church Ministry”
  • “I am fully living into who not only who god has created me to be, but what he has created me to do”
  • “In my younger years I had this idea, this dream about what ministry would look like. It’s just now my puzzle pieces are coming together”
  • “I see how every single experience I had has brought me to where I am now and the reality is I am fully living in ministry, the dream that God gave me. “
  • “I didn’t know what exactly, what God’s dream looked like for my life”
  • “We have this incredible tool in front of us to share the hope and freedom that is found in Jesus and the only way we can do that effectively online is if we allow ourselves to post things that will open the door rather than shut the door”
  • “The world is watching”
  • “We don’t have to have a thought on everything”
  • “Be true to who we are and who it is God has created us to be and we are not trying to be like anybody else we are just being faithful to who God created us to be”

Resources 

Connect with Jenifer on Social Media! 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJenBennett

Twitter: @DrJenBennett

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Erica Wiggenhorn: Imposter Syndrome

Erica Wiggenhorn: Imposter Syndrome

In this episode of By His Grace, I interview Erica Wiggenhorn. Erica Wiggenhorn is an award-winning author and the founder of Every Life Ministries, bringing you the truths of Scripture to transform your life. By digging deeply into God’s Word, Every Life Ministries encourages you to discover your unique purpose, accept God’s promises, and live by His power. Erica is the author of three Bible studies.

We discuss imposter syndrome, the effects of this mindset, and we take a look at overcoming inadequacy from a Biblical perspective. We examine the life of Moses and how God brought about healing and change in His life.

Key Takeaways

– “God did not unroll Moses’ resume and give him props.”
– “God simply promised Moses His presence.”
– “If God’s in it with us, it’s as good as done.”
– “All God asks us is to remember that He’s right there with us and to believe in Him.”
– “God honors faithfulness before He fosters our success.”
– “We are not living in surrender when we are in a place of striving.”
– “God wants to celebrate His goodness in your life.”

Resources

Erica’s website: https://ericawiggenhorn.com
Erica’s newest book: https://ericawiggenhorn.com/letting-god-be-enough/

Connect with Erica on Social Media!

Instagram: https://instagram.com/ericawiggenhorn
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricaWiggenhornAuthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericawiggenhorn

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Eric Nordhoff: Courage to Partner With God

Eric Nordhoff: Courage to Partner With God

In this episode of By His Grace, I interview Eric Nordhoff. Eric is a podcaster, a producer, a connector of people, a creator, and a coach. He is passionate about helping others see who God created them to be. Today, we talk about the importance of courage, taking the next best step on your journey, and how we can partner with God when chasing the dreams that He places on our hearts. We explore the impact of the little moments in life, the necessity of remembering our identities in Christ, and the reality of comparison as a thief of joy. 

Key Takeaways 

  • “It’s the little moments that matter.” 
  • “It’s about remembering who we are in Christ.” 
  • “We are loved. He is already for us.” 
  • “I am tomorrow because of what I do today.” 
  • “What I do today impacts my tomorrow.” 
  • “What I know now and what I eventually learned. Is that comparison is the thief of joy.” 
  • “Life is an adventure.” 
  • “God gives us divine appointments.” 

Resources 

Eric’s website: https://ericnordhoff.com/

Eric’s instrumental album: https://www.quietimemusic.com

Eric’s podcast: https://ericnordhoff.com/podcast

Connect with Eric on Social Media! 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eric_nordhoff/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/CourageCast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericnordhoff

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Cheryl K Chumley: Socialism America’s Greatest Enemy

Cheryl K Chumley: Socialism America’s Greatest Enemy

On this episode of the By His Grace Podcast, I sit down with Cheryl K Chumley to discuss socialism and it’s great threat to our democracy, and our way of life. My guest today Cheryl K Chumley has sounded the alarm in her book Socialists Don’t Sleep – Christians Must Rise or America Will Fall. We discuss the rise of socialism in our educational institutions, Critical race theory, and what we can do as believers to fight against this tyranny.

“In this blunt assessment of the deep danger America is facing from the left, award-winning journalist, Washington Times columnist, and best-selling author Cheryl K Chumley exposes all of the sneaky ways the secular left has pressed socialism into American politics in life — why Christians are the only one who can stop it. At stake are the freedoms Americans cherish, unless we act now. The great hope for this nation lies and going back to the founding principles of America – Christian principles.” from the inside jacket of Socialists Don’t Sleep 

Cheryl K. Chumley is an author, commentary writer, podcast host and the online opinion editor for The Washington Times. In addition to writing daily commentaries on politics, Cheryl hosts a twice-weekly podcast that looks at news, politics and culture from a Christian, conservative perspectve. It’s called “Bold and Blunt,” it’s available on Spotify, Apple, other podcast hosting sites — and at The Washington Times.

Cheryl’s an in-demand public speaker and media guest, passionate about topics related to Christianity and the country’s Judeo-Christian roots, the Constitution, politics and policy, United Nations and sovereignty issues, Congress and Capitol Hill – pretty much anything that lends itself to exposing those matters that run counter to freedom, biblical principles and the preservation of America as the greatest country the world’s ever seen.

What Others Are Saying About SOCIALISTS DON”T SLEEEP:

  • Rep. Jody Hice, R-Georgia: ” Socialists Don’t Sleep … is a masterpiece …”
  • Will Witt, PragerU personality: “Socialists Don’t Sleep is an important read …”
  • Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty: “… Thank you, Cheryl Chumley, for writing this book …”
  • Michael Savage, radio icon: “… As Cheryl points out … we can’t root out socialism unless we first address the real problems.”
  • Mike Huckabee, former governor: “Socialists Don’t Sleep is one of those timely books …”
  • Cal Thomas, sydicated columnist: “… In her new book, Cheryl Chumley reminds us … [i]t’s not too late, but the hour is late.”
  • Kevin and Sam Sorbo, Hollywood personalities: “If you think socialism will inevitably lose at the polls, think again! As Cheryl shows … the far left — in both political parties — has been eroding our freedoms for decades. …”
  • And more!

Key Takeaway

“If America is to be free, America needs Christians to get louder” – Cheryl K. Chumley

Resources

 

Jodie Berndt: Powerful Prayers Praying The Scriptures

Jodie Berndt: Powerful Prayers Praying The Scriptures

On this episode of the By His Grace Podcast, I interview Jodie Berndt. Jodie is a wife, mom, and author who is passionate about teaching women to pray through the scriptures. In this episode, Jodie and I discussed her newest book, talked about strategies for consistently abiding in God’s love, and the importance and necessity of surrender in the lives of believers today. 

Jodie Berndt is a popular speaker and the author of ten books, including the bestselling Praying the Scriptures series for Children, Teens, and Adult Children. Jodie has been a guest on shows like Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, and the Don’t Mom Alone podcast, and her writing has been featured on Fox News, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and in several family and parenting magazines. A former television producer and on-air personality, Jodie has been married to her UVA sweetheart, Robbie, for 35 years. They have four adult children and live in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Key Takeaways

  • “The more we spend time in scripture, the more we spend time in prayer, the more we spend time with other Christians who know Him and have that fellowship of believers, the more our heart will be in unity with His.” 
  • “God wants us to participate in His blessings.”
  • “Surrender, pray, repeat.” 
  • “Sometimes there are things in our lives that are hindering us from greater growth and He has to prune it back.” 
  • “Praying the scriptures is a way to determine what God wants from us.” 
  • “God wants to keep nourishing us in His word.” 

Resources

Connect with Jodie on Social Media! 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/jodie_berndt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JodieBerndtWrites

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodieberndt

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Chris Wall: The Power of Storytelling

Chris Wall: The Power of Storytelling

On this episode of By His Grace, I interview Chris Wall. Chris is the co-founder of Shining Isle Productions. On this episode, we discuss the new animated series “Wing Feather Saga,” and the books that go along with it. We also discuss the importance of telling stories in a way that engages children, provokes their imaginations, and shares the truth of the gospel message with them. We discuss the necessity of having wholesome, Christian entertainment that is suitable for the whole family. Chris shares how listeners of this podcast can support this project. 

Chris Wall

Chris Wall is an influential creator of kids-and-family, faith-infused content. Before creating Shining Isle Productions in 2015 to develop and produce faith content with an entertainment first strategy, Chris spent over a decade collaborating with industry leaders at Dreamworks Animation and Big Idea producing the direct-to-video VeggieTales CG animated movies. That included the wildly successful “Wonderful Wizard of Ha’s,” “Saint Nicholas” and “Noah’s Ark” and 13 other productions. During that time, he also oversaw the multi-national team to create new 20x22min episodes of “3-2-1 Penguins” CG animated series for NBC/Qubo. These titles have been enjoyed by millions of families, generating millions in revenue.

Chris began working in kids and family material with Max Lucado’s “You Are Special” direct-to-video series in 1999, where he served as editor and voice of the beleaguered character Punchinello. He went on to join Big Idea in 2004, bringing VeggieTales movies to life.

He partnered with Andrew Peterson to adapt the fantasy novels “The Wingfeather Saga” beginning with a critically applauded short film released in 2017. He is also the creator/showrunner for the acclaimed 26x22min kids-and-family, puppet, live-action series, “The Slugs & Bugs Show,” which renewed for a second season and released in early 2021.

Chris is passionate about creating content that will serve families with stories of truth and beauty. He lives in Franklin, TN, with his wife and six children and when he’s not producing, you will often see him in a scout uniform, working with countless youth in multiple volunteer roles with Scouts BSA.

Key Takeaways 

  • “Our creator set us on a path to deep satisfaction, to contentment, and joy in the way He created us.”
  • “We know that there’s a thing that we’re wired for and yet we don’t want to do it.” 
  • “When I put the book down and finish it, the world is more alive.” 
  • “Everybody brings a worldview.” 
  • “Our job as storytellers is to win those children, to win their little hearts.” 
  • “We want to convey truth, with as much artistic integrity as we can.” 

Resources

Wing Feather Saga Website: https://www.wingfeathersaga.com

Shining Isle Productions Website: http://www.shiningisleproductions.com

Learn more about Wiing Feather Saga today! 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wingfeathersaga/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WingfeatherSaga

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