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Dave Kubal: 1 Million Meals for Ukraine

Dave Kubal: 1 Million Meals for Ukraine

Misty Phillip sits down with Dave Kubal from Intercessors for America ministry organization in a series of interviews recorded during the National Religious Broadcasters media convention. Misty welcomes Dave back to the By His Grace to discuss their work with Intercessors for Ukraine. 

Over a million refugees are fleeing Ukraine. A friend gave Dave the idea to deliver one million meals within 12 days from idea to food delivery. We talk about praying for Ukraine and sending 1,000,000 nutritious pre-packaged meals to war-torn Ukraine. We talk about collaborating for the Kingdom. Intercessors of America works with Intercessors for Ukraine and several other key organizations to pray and send relief to Ukraine.

About Dave Kubal

Dave Kubal is CEO/President of Intercessors for America, a massive grassroots organization uniting citizens to pray and then take action on the issues confronting America. Equipping Christians to engage and speak truth into the critical cultural debates of our day, Kubal is a nationally-recognized faith leader serving as a faith advisory member to former President Trump and on the National Day of Prayer Task Force.

With over 35 years of national ministry experience, Kubal is a seminary-trained ordained pastor and former Vice President with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kubal has appeared on Real America’s Voice, Newsmax, Victory News, Water Cooler with David Brody, FlashPoint, NTD Television, CBN, etc. He is the author of Inspired Prayers and Fasting, published in Washington Times, Newsmax, Fox News, Stream.org, and other print and online publications. Kubal has also been a featured speaker at national conferences and events, from The Western Conservative Summit to NFL Chapels. Kubal and his family reside in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Intercessors for America

Intercessors for America was founded in 1973. God impressed upon the hearts of a group of godly, respected men the necessity of prayer and fasting. The nation was experiencing a plethora of problems. At a teaching conference in Florida, a group of Christians focused on “prayer for the nations.” Challenged by the conference leaders Derek Prince and Ern Baxter’s fresh and extraordinary teachings, a half dozen men were chosen to steward the prayer movement and fast for the nation. This group would become Intercessors for America.

The average Christian does not have the contacts, time, or energy to keep informed about most national, state and local issues. More and more, some of these issues appear to deny our freedoms. Others undermine the basic moral fiber of our country. With each emerging concern, we need to seek God’s intervention and guidance for our leaders.

According to national studies, 83% to 90% of Christians pray weekly. As God intervenes and works in the hearts of His people, we must continue to unite and encourage believers in effective prayer and fasting for America.

God’s Word instructs us to pray regularly for those in authority over us. According to I Timothy 2:1-4:

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” (New Living Translation)

Intercessors for America inform, connect, and mobilize intercessors to pray for our nation and leaders. We desire to reach Christians in churches and communities nationwide with information and tools to unite them in effective prayer.

Intercessors for America Goals?

News, Prayer, & Action

  • To inform praying Christians about national, state, and local prayer concerns
  • To connect Christians moved to intercessory prayer with like-minded intercessors
  • To grow and mobilize the number of Christians regularly interceding on federal, state, and local issues

Inform, Connect, & Mobilize

To inform, connect, and mobilize intercessors, IFA publishes materials and provides the following resources from its headquarters in Purcellville, Virginia:

  • Monthly prayer letters – A First Friday Prayer Letter helps unite and focus Christians as individuals and groups in prayer and fasting. The letter is written from a biblical perspective; the letter contains timely national reports, accounts of revival and answered prayer, inspirational and informative teachings, and provides a First Friday Prayer Focus. Fasting is encouraged during the First Friday observance as a biblical way of humility and intensifying our prayers.
  • Weekly prayer alerts – The Informer is sent via e-mail three times weekly. These alerts outline critical issues in our nation’s capital and monitor foreign fronts and national emergency matters. Upon request, the alert is supplied to individuals, churches, groups, and organizations. Special alerts are also sent as needs arise.

Meals for Ukraine

Hot, nutritious meals are not only physically needed but also emotionally. UkaineMeals.com will utilize MercyChefs for the hot meal initiative. The benefits of prepackaged meals are:

  1. Healthy meals with a two-year shelf-life;
  2. Very easy to cook – just boil in water;
  3. High volume of meals make nutrition very affordable (.30 per meal);
  4. Packaging in boxes are easily distributed by churches and ministries closest to those in need;
  5. Meals are small and easily packed for families to carry with them.

The distribution plan:

  • MercyChefs will deliver to refugees in a prepackaged bag of six meals;
  • Intercessors for America will distribute through their network at Intercessors for Ukraine;
  • CityServe will distribute through CityServe Europe and Pentecostal Union of Romania and the Assemblies of God denomination;
  • Revival Ministry International will distribute through their network.

Financial Gifts

All donations for UkraineMeals.com will provide funds for this project – purchase, and distribution of food – and will receive a tax-deductible receipt from Intercessors for America (IFA). This collaborative effort utilizes IFA as the collection point of funds. Full disclosure of funds will be shared with partners to treat all resources with transparency and integrity. 100% of the funds collected will be held in a separate account and used only for the UkraineMeals.com project.

Resources

Listen in to learn how you can pray for Ukraine and get involved in providing nutritious meals for Ukraine. 

Intercessors for America

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Billie Jauss: Detox from Chaos

Billie Jauss: Detox from Chaos

On this episode of the By His Grace podcast, Misty Phillip addresses the chaos we see in world today from the ruin of cities on the west coast of the United States including Portland, Oregon to the devastation happening with Ukraine & Russia. Our world is in chaos. Sometimes it’s not the external chaos that robs our joy, often times it is the internal battle in our mind that keeps us stuck.

Misty also interviews Billie Jauss live from the Christian Product Expo. Billie is an author, podcaster, and the wife of Major League Baseball coach David Jauss.

Through a process of detoxing from the emotional toxins, realigning priorities, and creating a spiritual health plan Distraction Detox will help you claim confidence and find fulfillment. Not in adding one more thing, but in realizing God’s best things.

Distraction Detox: Release Emotional Barriers, Restructure Priorities, and Realize God’s best

Billie and Misty have a wonderful conversation about the faithfulness of God, the twists and turns of our stories, and the necessity of taking steps alongside God. They also dig deep into releasing negative emotions, the necessity of sharing our words and our stories with others, and the ways in which God uses us as women. 

Key Takeaways

  • “We cannot control the chaos we see happening in the world today, but by addressing the world through a lens of faith and prayer, we can help our children be at peace.” 
  • “Sometimes it’s not the external chaos that robs our joy, often times it is the internal battle in our mind that keeps us stuck”
  • The Christian life is hard work. To Live effectively, we must keep our eyes on Jesus. When we look away, we feel lonely, discouraged and doubtful keeping our eyes vertical allows our love for him to grow we gain confidence and assurance”
  • “I was my biggest bully.” 
  • “God can heal us of anything.” 
  • “I never write a book unless I have lived through a message.” 
  • “It’s amazing how God can use us.” 
  • “No words you ever write are wasted.” 

Resources 

Russia-Ukraine tensions: How families and kids can keep calm and carry on

CPE: Christian Product Expo Winter 2022

Billie’s website

Billie’s books

Compassion International

The Spark Conference

Change Her Story:

Connect with Billie on Social Media! 

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Facebook

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Danny Ray: Marriage, it’s not magic

Danny Ray: Marriage, it’s not magic

On this episode of By His Grace, Misty interviews Danny Ray. Misty and Danny have a unique conversation about marriage, the effort that it takes to make relationships work, and the necessity of serving our spouses well. Danny Ray was the featured performer during this year’s Super Bowl Party on February 13.  A pastor, author and magician, Danny is known for his mind-blowing illusions paired with life-changing messages.  This fall, Danny was honored to appear on Huckabee, as well as showcase his talents when he appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and succeeded in stumping the duo.  Danny just released his book in late 2021, “No, I Can’t Make Your Wife Disappear: A Magician’s Guide to a Magical Marriage”

 

Key Takeaways

  • “Don’t give up hope.”
  • “How do we create a magical, thriving marriage?”
  • “Not only are we conquerors in Christ, we are more than overcomers.”
  • “We have a tough time believing that we are loved, that we are cherished, that we are redeemed – but we are all of those things.”
  • “The secret to marriage is compromise.”

 

Resources

 

Connect with Danny on Social Media!

Instagram | Twitter

 

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Becky Kopitzke: Love to Change the World

Becky Kopitzke: Love to Change the World

On this episode of By His Grace, Misty interviews Becky Kopitzke. Becky is a wife, a mom, and the author of three books. Becky is passionate about encouraging women to focus their hearts and minds on the blessings of life. Her attitude is one of contagious kindness, and Misty thoroughly enjoyed this conversation. 

In this interview, Misty and Becky cover a wide array of topics including why we should love others well, how we can show our love of Jesus to the world, and the importance of showing up for others and cheering them on. 

Key Takeaways 

  • “Our love shows the world that God exists and that we belong to Him.” 
  • “Be a cheerleader.”
  • “Build people up with your words instead of tearing them down.” 
  • “The more we’re soaked with Jesus, the more He’s going to come out when we’re pinched.” 
  • “The little irritations don’t add up quite like the blessings do.” 
  • “Recognize that each person is made in the image of God.” 
  • “There’s a difference between nice and kind.” 

Resources 

Connect with Becky on Social Media! 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/beckykopitzke

Dana K. White: Clean, Declutter & Organize

Dana K. White: Clean, Declutter & Organize

Do you have a messy house, need to organize your closet, or clean out the garage? This episode is for you! On today’s episode of the By His Grace Podcast, Misty Phillip interviews cleaning, decluttering, and organization expert Dana K. White. Dana is an author of three books, a podcast host, and a woman who is passionate about managing her home and helping other busy women to do the same.She shares her journey from overwhelm in the home to following her life long dream to write. We discuss her journey from writing, to blogging, and podcasting.

Dana’s goal is that listeners would know that they are not alone in the struggle to keep their space clean. In this candid conversation, you will glean from Dana’s wisdom, be encouraged by her practical insights on the subject of organization, and perhaps, gain the motivation to start fresh in your own organizational endeavors.

In her latest book, Dana offers sustainable ideas to simplify and manage your home in Organizing for the Rest of Us. In Organizing for the Rest of Us, Dana teaches us how to make great strides with minimal effort in every room of our home. Here she offers 100 home management strategies to help us understand organizational basics.

Dana gives us some practical strategies and tips to declutter.

Key Takeaways

– “Know that getting it all together is probably not the best goal.”

– “My house is not a project.”

– “What can I do today that will have an impact?”

– “There is value in five minutes of work.”

-“Really smart people are messy”

Resources

Dana’s Website:

– Dana’s Books:

– Dana’s Podcast:

Connect with Dana on Social Media!

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Brittany Braswell: Faith and Intuitive Eating

Brittany Braswell: Faith and Intuitive Eating

In this episode of By His Grace, Misty Phillip sits down with Brittany Braswell, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), eating disorder coach, and author of Faith Over Fear.

Brittany has a passion for helping women of all ages discover their God-given worth and value. She believes that a person’s identity cannot be based on his or her appearance or abilities, but can only be found in the Lord. She is a non-diet dietitian who approaches nutrition and wellness from a holistic standpoint, focusing on four main areas of health, including physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional.

Key Takeaways 

  • Starting with what you believe about food and about who you are.
  • You have to include the Lord in the process and know that you’re not grounded and you’re not identified based on your body size, that can only come from the Lord.
  • The biggest thing in improving our relationship with food is letting go of control, inviting the Lord into the process, and letting him take over.
  • It is so important for us to be in a community because when we are going through struggles they feel so very alone.
  • Do not use the words “good” and “bad” in relation to food, instead use “beneficial”. Remove comparisons and instead focus on how food can benefit you.

Resources 

Follow Brittany on Social Media! 

Facebook | Instagram

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Hello 2022! Ebenezer & Remembrance Stones

Hello 2022! Ebenezer & Remembrance Stones

Hello 2022! Happy New Year! Welcome to season 4 of the By His Grace podcast! Misty Phillip is back to kick off the first episode of 2022 and she is flying solo in this episode of By His Grace to talk about the year ahead, walking into the new year in intention, how her word of the year has helped clarify the year ahead, and the importance of an Ebenezer & Remembrance Stones.

Key Takeaways

“I believe the space between the microphone and You the listener is holy ground, and I do not take that responsibility lightly.”

“I pray with each guest that comes on the show and we consecrate the episode to the Lord asking him to give us the words that you need to hear.”

“I’m also passionate about equiping other faith based podcasters to share messages of hope through Spark Media. Where we empower faith-based podcasters through events, the Spark Collective a thriving training membership community, the Spark Media podcast network, and the Spark Media magazine.” 

“He takes our meager offering and our humble YES and does with it far abundantly then all that we can ask or think!”

“One of the things that is really helped me to cast a vision for this year is my one word.”

“I don’t know about you but that brings me comfort. No matter what 2022 has in store for us the Lord is with us, and He is faithful.”

Spark Media

For the Spark Media conference, we  are partnering with the NRB the National Religious BroadcastersMedia Convention again this year to combine two amazing events under one roof on March 7-8 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN. The NRB runs March 8-11, and this year I’ll be speaking at the NRB and conducting interviews. We have a stellar line-up of speakers and an incredible group of attendees God is bringing together for Spark conference and Spark Media award ceremony this year.  All of the things I’m mentioning about SPARK media can be found at the SparkMedia.Ventures website. 

Last year we launched two exciting projects the Spark Media Podcast network and the Spark Media magazine. We created both of these ventures to amplify the voice of Christian podcasters and provide opportunities for podcast growth and discovery. We are working on our third edition of the magazine now and can’t wait for y’all to see it. This is definitely a labor of love, but I so enjoy providing space to highlight the gifts and talents of my friends who are doing incredible work in the faith-based podcasting space.Not only that but I am blown away by the incredible partnerships we’ve formed with organizations like pray.com, the Bible minute app, Samaritan’s purse and the Edifi podcast app. Only God y’all. He takes our meager offering and our humble YES and does with it far abundantly than all that we can ask or think!

Word of The Year

This year I’ve put a lot of thoughtful prayer into my word.  2021- Dream, 2020- Spark, Advocate-2019, Presence- 2018, and in Contentment – 2017. I’ve looked at definitions and scriptures, prayed and sought the Lord. But instead of ending up with one word, I ended up with three. 

Wisdom, Alignment, and Faithful

Wisdom is defined as knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment.  Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “be very careful then how you live not as unwise but as wise making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil.” This verse struck a chord with me because of the crazy days that we are living in. I’ve always been a very intentional person but this year I feel compelled to be super intentional with everything I’m doing. 

The next word, that I felt was critical for this year is Alignment. 

Alignment is defined as a potential statement of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups and nations with a common cause or viewpoint. I found it interesting that one of the verses that I looked up based off the word alignment was Psalm 16:3 says, “Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.” It’s my hearts desire to continue to lock arms with others who are passionate about kingdom work and making Jesus known. The third word I’ve chosen is Faithful. 

Faithful is defined as true to one’s promises. 

Proverbs 31:26- she opens her mouth with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue. As a Podcaster, I don’t want to just speak into the air I want my words to be filled with meaning and purpose, to edify, to build up, to be life giving and God honoring.  

This word also reminds me about how faithful God has been to us in the past and how no matter what comes our way this year that he will be faithful. 

Stones of Remembrance

“After the people of Israel supernaturally crossed the Jordan River to enter the Promised Land, God commanded Joshua to “choose twelve men, one from each tribe. Tell them, ‘Take twelve stones from the very place where the priests are standing in the middle of the Jordan. Carry them out and pile them up at the place where you will camp tonight’” (Joshua 4:2–3, NLT). These stones of remembrance would serve as a permanent national reminder and a memorial to future generations of the miraculous river crossing. 

Joshua’s stones of remembrance are just one monument in a series of memorials commemorating the mighty acts of God on behalf of the people of Israel (Exodus 13:3–6; 24:4; Deuteronomy 27:1–8; Joshua 22:9–12; 24:24–28; 1 Samuel 7:12). To everyone else, the stones were just a heap of rubble, but to the people of God, they were a constant reminder that Yahweh was a personal and powerful God, working wonders on behalf of His people.” Got Questions, Remembrance Stones.

Ebenezer

“The name “Ebenezer” actually comes from the Bible. In 1 Samuel 7, during the end of the time of the judges, Israel experiences revival under the leadership of Samuel. The nation repents of their sin, destroys their idols, and begins to seek the Lord (1 Samuel 7:2–4). Samuel gathered the people at Mizpah where they confessed their sin, and Samuel offered a sacrifice on their behalf (verses 5–9).It was during this time of repentance and renewal that the enemy attacked: “While Samuel was sacrificing the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to engage Israel in battle” (1 Samuel 7:10). The Israelites went out to do battle against the invaders, and God sent them supernatural help: “That day the LORD thundered with loud thunder against the Philistines and threw them into such a panic that they were routed before the Israelites” (verse 10).

Israel’s victory over the Philistines was decisive. Several cities the Philistines had captured were restored to Israel, and it was a long time before the Philistines tried to invade Israel again (1 Samuel 7:13–14). To commemorate the divine victory, “Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the LORD has helped us’” (verse 12).

Ebenezer means “stone of help.” From then on, every time an Israelite saw the stone erected by Samuel, he would have a tangible reminder of the Lord’s power and protection. The “stone of help” marked the spot where the enemy had been routed and God’s promise to bless His repentant people had been honored. The Lord had helped them, all the way to Ebenezer.” – Got Questions, Ebenezer

Lyrics to Just as Good by Chris Renezema featuring Ellie Hollocomb.

“And I will build an altar And stack it stone by stone Cause every Ebeneezer says I’ve never been alone. My faith will surely falter. But that don’t change what You’ve done. Cause every Ebeneezer points to where my help comes from” after listening to this song I went back to got questions and looked at the word Ebeneezer and this is what I found.

Thanks so much for listening to the By His Grace podcast. We want to hear from you! What do you want to hear more of in 2022? Leave us a review or DM Misty Phillip on Instagram.

Peter Phillip: 2021 Year in Review

Peter Phillip: 2021 Year in Review

Misty Phillip sits down with her husband Peter Phillip, the By His Grace podcast producer, to discuss 2021, a year in review, on this episode of the By His Grace podcast.

Misty shares her thoughts about 2021 by opening the episode with a quote from Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” 

Peter’s thoughts about 2021. “It was 2020, but slightly better, and slightly worse.” some of the lows were worse, and some on the highs were better.” “We did some amazingly cool things with Spark.”

By His Grace Podcast

We then discussed the themes we covered on By His Grace and our favorite episodes. 

Discerning the Voice of God

Answering the Call

Purpose & Calling

Obedience

Walking in Faith over Fear

Getting Past Your Critics

Getting Past Your Inner Critic

Top 10 listened to By His Grace episodes 

Misty’s Favorite episodes:

Ginny Owens: Walking Through Darkness in Faith

Jordan Raynor: Redeeming Your Time

Dr. Jarrett Stephens: The Always God 

Peter’s Favorite episodes:

Jordan Raynor & Pastor Stephens

Erica Wiggenhorn: Imposter Syndrome

Cheryl Chumley: Socialism America’s Greatest Enemy

Chris Wall: the Power of Storytelling

Sam Sorbo: Education & Raising the Next Generation

Misty’s Speaking Schedule in 2021

Made for Mission Virtual Summit

Podfest Global

Beyond Podcasting Summit

World Women’s Wholeness Summit

Flourish Writer’s Retreat

Good Shepherd UMC

Spark Media Conference

Podcast Movement – The Christian Podcast – 21st Century Evangelism

Digital Ministry Conference

Misty’s 2022 Speaking Schedule

February 11-13, 2022 – She Writes & Speaks: Proclaim

March 7-8, 2022 Spark Media Confernce

March 9, 2022 National Religious Broadcasters

March 30 – April 2, 2022 – Rise Up

NRB Media Convention

The NRB Christian Media Convention is the world’s largest gathering of Christian communicators and ministry professionals.

Spark Media Conference

The Spark Christian Podcast Conference is the premier conference for Christian Podcasters. The 2022 Spark Media Conference is March 7-8, 2022, at Gaylord Opryland.

Spark Media Magazine, Spark Media Network, Spark Media Awards

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Merry Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas 2021

On this episode of the By His Grace podcast, Misty Phillip invites members of the Spark Collective to share a special Christmas message. On this episode you’ll hear from Wendie Pett of Visibly Fit, Jeanne Terry of Say So with Jeanne, Heather Creekmore of Compared to Who, Doris Swift of Fierce Calling, Jan Burt of Burt, Not Ernie, Yvette Walker of Positively Joy, Lori Ann of the Unlovely Truth, Kim Stewart of Book Marketing Mania, Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch of The Altered Stories show, Erin Harrigan of The Hustle with H.E.A.R.T podcast, Shea and Michelle Watson of the Pantry podcast, Tina Yeager Flourish-meant, and Wendie Pett and Todd Isberner of Your Biggest Breakthrough.

Special Music: Wonder Lyrics by Yvette Walker and Rick Amburgey. Music and vocal by Alyssa Newton.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!

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