#096: When Your Life Needs Margin

You’re likely about to enter one of the busiest weeks of your life. You might not even be hitting the books for another busy school semester, but you could be. Either way, the thought of tomorrow could be either energizing or terrifying. This week, Jeff and DW welcome back Todd (yes, that Todd!) to talk about what to do when you feel spread thin.

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The Notes

Have you been at a place where you feel like life is swallowing you up? Here are 3 ways to help you keep the joy through the chaos.

5 Tests to Determine If You’ve Forgiven Someone

 

#036: Real Life Moms

#036: Real Life Moms

Tonight’s episode of HopeNet Radio is all about moms! Happy Mother’s Day to moms out there. Jeff, Dave, Kyle and Todd welcome Sandy Hartman to the show tonight to talk to a real-life mom about real-life challenges being a mom.

Some rad things about Sandy:

She picked out her husband in a yearbook.
She has officially played Flappy Bird.
She always has a smile and her laugh is infectious.
She is a mom to kids of her own and is hosting a foreign exchange student.

Farewell, Kylekyle dave todd

Tonight is Kyle’s last episode with us. Recently engaged, Kyle will be moving back home to Illinois. It has been well-established that Kyle is a Bears fan, but regardless, we’re going to miss him on the show. Keep your ears peeled, he may make a cameo in future episodes. Gonna miss you, bro!

 

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#034: That Sounded Better In My Head

#034: That Sounded Better In My Head

going-differentlyWe’ve all been there. Well, at least most of us have. We’ve made up excuses. We’ve told white lies. We’ve fabricated stories to cover our butts. What’s the funniest or worst excuse/white lies/fabrication you’ve come up with?

On the show tonight:

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Share an excuse/lie/fabrication you used to try to save face that sounded good in your head and totally got you busted.

How should we give criticism?

How do we receive criticism?

When does criticism become destructive?

Do white lies really matter?

Should we always tell exactly what we’re thinking/feeling on the inside? Why or why not? Are there things we don’t tell people that maybe we should?

Is it ever too late to tell the truth?

 

Types of Lies We Tell

White lies, broken promises, fabrication, bold-faced lies, exaggerations, deception, plagiarism, compulsive lying. (Source) We lie to save face or shift blame. Those who lie rarely accept responsibility. That’s the whole point of lying. We always want the praise and responsibility for all the good things we do, but if we mess up, our sin nature is drawn to lie.

 

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#021: Jigsaw Puzzle Thinking

#021: Jigsaw Puzzle Thinking

Tonight, Jeff and Dave welcome Kyle and Todd back to the show to talk about jigsaw puzzles. Life is a big jigsaw puzzle and often times we don’t see the full picture. We’ve got these pieces and we’re not sure what to do with them. Check out the show and hear some thoughts. Plus, check out the new Conversations Saves Lives Blog!

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#001: Stories: What’s Yours?

#001: Stories: What’s Yours?

#001: Stories: What's Yours?

by HopeNet Radio | Podcast

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen
Dave Wager @wagerdaw

HopeNet Radio debut show! Everybody has a story. We’ve all gone through struggles and some of us have been to hell and back when it comes to life situations. We’re not glorifying those events or maybe how we’ve handled it poorly tonight, but rather laying the foundation to what is going to be able to sustain you through any difficulty, failure, or seemingly impossible situation in life.

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Show Notes

Was there ever a time in your life where you lost hope? What happened? How did you find hope again?
Is hope essential to a person’s life? Why or why not?
Where do people find hope today? What gives you meaning to wake up every day?

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training

Nicolet Bible Institute

Silver Birch Ranch

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