#148: Trusting in Princes, Horses & Chariots

#148: Trusting in Princes, Horses & Chariots

#148: Trusting in Princes, Horses & Chariots

by HopeNet Radio | Podcast

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen
Dave Wager @wagerdaw
Jason Kemper @kempster220

The Psalmist writes that some people trust in chariots and horses; some even trust in princes. Every one of these things fail, eventually. If you’ve put so much energy into this year’s election and you’ve found a place of disappointment or disillusionment, Jeff and Dave would like to open up a conversation and talk about how to find that place of hope and peace again.

Has something in life let you down? Join the club. We’ve all got moments of great displeasure. The good news is, there’s hope!

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Show Notes

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Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. All nations surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! They surrounded me like bees; they went out like a fire among thorns; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” Psalms‬ ‭118:1-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Notes coming soon…

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Thank You, Steve Harvey

Thank You, Steve Harvey

What’s not to love about Broderick Stephen “Steve” Harvey? Even before last night, I found Steve Harvey to be a genuinely funny, down-to-earth guy. I have watched his clips from Family Feud over the years and even catch clips of his Steve Harvey Show now and then. He’s a guy who has made me laugh so hard I cried at times. And he has done this for years… until last night.

In case you missed it, Steve announced the wrong winner of Miss Universe 2015 last night, much to the shock of everyone watching to the end. He had just committed the most heinous offense a pageant host could make on a nationally-televised live broadcast.

Steve Harvey Twitter Apology 1

“I have to apologize.”

Complete horror. The kind that punches you in the gut and twists around your stomach into balloon art. After apologizing on stage and backstage, Steve expressed his thoughts after the gaffe on social media.

Miss Colombia was Miss Congeniality at the end of the night. Something we can all learn from, I think.

 

That’s what a gentleman does. When he makes a mistake, he owns it. Steve Harvey is a gentleman. He apologized for his mistake. He composed himself and went on to finish what he started. In the end, grown adults were crying so hard they laughed again. One day, we’ll all laugh together.

Thank you for showing us what a true gentleman does, Steve.

#010: Anger & Unmet Expectations

#010: Anger & Unmet Expectations

#010: Anger & Unmet Expectations

by HopeNet Radio | Podcast

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen
Dave Wager @wagerdaw

Today’s age is interesting, to say the least. Our American expectations for life are not only elaborate, but are often superficial and pointless because our pursuits turn out to be insufficient in the satisfying category. Our stuff we collect doesn’t really satisfy us and we end up bored and desiring of new things. Our youth are starving for affirmations that they’re looking in so many wrong places. This world will tell them anything – how sexy, smart, beautiful, strong they are. And we all fall for them because at the core, we really want those things. The reality is that these things the world sells us are often lies.

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Show Notes

English: American entrepreneur, author and pub...Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin

This is an interesting quote from Mr. Godin. After all, life is full of expectations. Disappointment comes when our expectations aren’t met. Naturally, our response is usually frustration, anger, sadness, or a combination of all 3. Tonight’s conversation is all about how to have healthy expectations in life.

+ Focal Points. Each family has spoken or unspoken focal points. An example would be a farming family whose livelihood centers around milking cows.
+ What is your family about?
+ Our expectations are shaped by our perspective. God has no perspective. He sees everything plainly.

Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. – Voltaire

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14) There are things that God asks us to do for Him that don’t make sense to us. -Todd

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