12: Technology & It’s Affect on the Youth (Podcast)

 

Cable, Satellite, Netflix, Hulu, Xbox, PlayStation, Social Media, Phones, Computers, Tablets, Laptops, DVD Players

How much “screen time” do your kids have with those things each day? Once we tracked it over the course of a couple days, it’s a lot more than one might think.

When do they have this screen time? If it’s first thing in the morning, or worse yet, before bed…that might be the cause of sleep issues.

How has today’s technology affected our youth? How does that relate to their relationship with God? And, as parents, is it our fault?

11: Mission Statements

“I began writing what they call a mission statement. Not a memo, a mission statement. You know, a suggestion for the future of our company.” Jerry Maguire

In the movie Jerry Maguire, Jerry (Tom Cruise’s character) has an epiphany about what he’s doing with his life, when it comes to his job. But after watching the movie you could say his mission statement was about his life, not only his job.

In this podcast episode, Justin and I discuss mission statements of some of the more notable Christians today along with the idea of “What is your Spiritual Mission Statement?” What does it mean to have one? How do you develop one? We hope you enjoy the episode, God Bless, and thanks for listening.

Justin and Dan

Spiritual Dryness – Episode 10

Our faith journey, a lot of times, is referenced to as our “path”.  However, in reality, it can feel more like that of a roller coaster.  The high’s and low’s can last days, weeks, months, and sometimes years.  Most of the time, our high’s seem short lived, while the lows can drag out to what seems forever.

Expect It & Dealing With It

So when you hit that low, that Spiritual Dryness, do you have any particular way you climb out of it? Justin and Dan explore ways to even out that roller coaster and get back to a path…a nice even path!

We hope you enjoy!

Dan & Justin

Letting the Devil Drive – Episode 9

 

In The Screwtape Letters, C.S.Lewis masterfully shows how a demon can influence someone;

“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”

Sometimes the evil one whispers in your ear or gently taps you on the shoulder… and sometimes he’s not so subtle. To the point where you can hear him begging to let him take the wheel and drive for awhile. Then…sometimes, there’s cases where you actually give him the keys and willingly let him drive, without deception.

Not Today

How do you take back control when you realize your not the one in the driver’s seat? It may (or may not) be easy when he comes to you as a whisper, but getting him out of the driver’s seat is a whole lot harder when you’ve willingly given him the keys.

Take a listen to our podcast this week for ways to stay in control or take control back.

Thanks for listening!

Dan and Justin