Ep. 29 - Abortion

Join Pastor Lisa as she talks with two women who we believe are so valuable to the city of Savannah and most importantly to the kingdom of God. Paula Kinard of Thrive Express Savannah not only opened a clinic that offers free medical care to women but also shares with us her very personal story of having an abortion. Lynette Gibney of 40 Days for Life give us details on how we can help to pray for women and how to peacefully support life right here in our community!

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Her Choice to Heal - Abortion Recovery

40 Days For Life - Details, Vigil Hours, & Devotional

ThriVe Express Savannah - Medical Clinic for Women

United For Life To His Glory - Help Support Thrive Savannah

Ep. 27 - The Birds and The Bees (Parenting Part 4)

Join our children’s pastor, Julie Friday for a discussion on the importance of knowing when to have “the talk” with your children and being prepared to answer tough questions. Get ready to create a strategic plan that will help protect them and equip them with the tools to guard their purity.

”Our children's innocence is under attack, and parents cannot win the battle with a single awkward "birds and the bees" talk or a strict set of rules.” - Passport to Purity

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Passport To Purity

Also available at our bookstore or on amazon

Have a question?

We feel so strongly about this subject we want to provide an opportunity for you to submit a question anonymously that we can answer right here on the blog! Your question will help many other parents who are probably having the same questions so we want to encourage you to ask.

Ep. 26 Parenting & Technology (Part 3)

Building a Plan for Technology Guardrails:

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
- Proverbs 22:6

One of the best ways we can train our children is by example. How much of our time are we spending in front of a screen or device? Or, how often are we spending time NOT on a screen or device? Our children will copy our behaviors.

Communicate! Take time to teach and train your children on the “why” behind technology guardrails. Initiate an open discussion with your kids and explain all restrictions and rules that are clear and consistent.

Where to start

“Media should work for you & work within your family values & parenting style. When media is used thoughtfully & appropriately, media can enhance daily life. But when used inappropriately or without thought, media can displace many important activities such as face-to-face interaction, family-time, outdoor-play, exercise, unplugged downtime & sleep. 

By creating a Personalized Family Media Use Plan, you can be aware of when you are using media to achieve your purpose. This requires parents & users to think about what they want those purposes to be. The tool below will help you to think about media & create goals & rules that are in line with your family’s values.” - AAP Media Plans




Social Media: What Other Parents Are Saying

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“With Teensafe you can hook their device to it using the serial number on the device and monitor all sent and received texts- hook it to the IG or FB accounts also but all that to say if they have a fake account or many alternatives like many teens do- without the password to set it up on your app- you have no way to monitor”

We have a nice new flip phone that we can change the phone number to in 60 seconds or less with no fee and make them use that if we find that there have been any abuses. I have done it.”

“I work with middle and high school students and most of them have "spam accounts" on different social media platforms. The accounts their parents have access to are a front and G rated. It's those secret spam accounts that would shock most parents. Especially the parents who say "my kid would never do that". 

Some of them only access their spam accounts through their friends phones so that their parents never find out. This is one of the MANY reasons why our kids will not be attending sleepovers, btw. Access to their friends phone all night long?? Nope.

There are so many damaging apps that are trending in the middle and high school world right now. A big one with our students is Sarahah... where people can receive anonymous "constructive criticism" from “friends"

“We don't do social media and plan on keeping it that way. The studies on how social media and how it is increasing depression and anxiety in teens is scary - With Hayden - he is a rule follower and doesn't even ask for Social media - and barely texts - so it makes it easy to stick to the rules. With Emerson - I know the rules are going to be harder to maintain without becoming "the worst mom ever" - We have told her no phones or social media - and that we will get her a smart watch instead - that can call up to 4 people. I do think that the type of child you have definitely directs the rules you instill - with that said ... I have never heard a parent say " I am so glad my child got snapchat/ IG" - but I have heard the opposite...many times.”

“So much to say, so little time. Our child has ZERO social media and won’t as long as she lives with me. I own her phone. No one under 18 can get one without a contract through major  carrier so without me, she has nothing. I told her upfront before she got it that it’s mine for her to borrow, that I have a monitoring software on her so I can see every text, search, call, etc that is sent to that number. It’s off when I say its’ off and better be on when I say it should be. I’m brutal and proud of it. No remorse. Luckily, she get it. She has seen her friends get absolutely crushed through various apps (don’t get me started) and I have to manually enter her Apple ID password for any type of download. I may be the mean mom, but I’ve got one kid and one shot at this life with her. As long as you live under my roof, privacy is a luxury. It’s ALL my business.”

“I wish there was a magic formula “do this and all your tech problems will be nonexistent”..unfortunately with 2 very different teen girls I've found it to not be the case. We've used teensafe to check texts/IG/Twitter and we use Life360 to track driving. I follow their IG and we have no Snapchat. With all that we have dealt with lots of awful stuff on both sides. All I can say is be aware, be involved and be the mom that's not afraid to stand up for your child...both in defending them and disciplining. I've done it right and I've done it wrong. Thankful God's grace covers it all...if we did it over I'd keep them off social media as long as I could.”

Books:

Reset Your Child’s Brain: A 4 Week Plan

Plugged-In Parenting: How To Raise Media-Savvy Kids with Love, Not War

Feel free to comment below with any questions or comments that may help another parent!

Ep. 25 Back To Parenting School (Part 2)

Join Pastor Lisa and our Children's Pastor, Julie Friday as they encourage parents to make Jesus the top priority in your home. They also give you tips on how to handle conflict and how raise children that choose to serve God and honor their parents.

Resources:
Passport to Purity
Focus on the Family Articles on every parenting subject

Books:
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours

Monitoring Devices:
Teen Safe
Life 360
Covenant Eyes
Circle

Movies & Show Guardians
Automatically skip unacceptable scenes on Netflix & Prime
Vidangel
TV Guardian 

We are excited to be recording another episode on parenting. If you have any questions you would like us to talk about you can submit anonymously or comment on this post below. 

Ep. 24 Back To Parenting School (Part 1)

During this busy "Back to School" season sometimes church gets pushed down on the priority list of demands. There is homework, practices, deadlines, grocery shopping, working out, etc. You name it, it's probably on your list! Pastor Lisa Womble and our children's Pastor Julie Friday talk about the "world's" demands verses the "Word's" demands and encourage parents on how to tackle to-do lists by making God the number one priority! 

 

 

Resources:
Passport to Purity
Focus on the Family Articles on every parenting subject

Books:
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours

Monitoring Devices:
Teen Safe
Life 360
Covenant Eyes
Circle

Movies & Show Guardians
Automatically skip unacceptable scenes on Netflix & Prime
Vidangel
TV Guardian 

We are excited to be recording another episode on parenting. If you have any questions you would like us to talk about you can submit anonymously or comment on this post below. 

Ep. 22 - The Prayer of Supplication

What is the prayer of supplication and how does it differ from the prayer of petition? Remember, we don't need to get legalistic about the different types of prayer but it helps to learn what the Bible teaches on specific types of prayer! Join Pastors Lisa and Kempie for this short discussion on prayer. 

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The Bible Prayer Study Course - PDF
The Art Of Prayer by Kenneth E. Hagin - book

Ways to listen:
iTunesGoogle PlayYoutube

Ep. 19 - The Prayer of Petition

Did you know we can petition God? It's amazing that when we are in a desperate situation we can pray the prayer of petition and hand it all over to Him. He is well able! It all starts by knowing the will of God found in His Word. Find out more in ep. 19. 

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The Bible Prayer Study Course - PDF
The Art Of Prayer by Kenneth E. Hagin - book

Ways to listen:
iTunesGoogle PlayYoutube

Ep. 18 - The Prayer of Consecration

What does that even mean? Paul said in Ephesians 6 to pray with ALL prayer and supplication. Why would he say ALL prayer? There are many different types of prayer that the Bible instructs us to use. Join our pastors as they introduce us to the different types and also ask any questions that you might have. Feel free to comment below and we'll get your question answered next week!

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The Bible Prayer Study Course - PDF
The Art Of Prayer by Kenneth E. Hagin - book
The healing balm of Gilead - Jeremiah 8:22

Ways to listen:
iTunes, Google Play, Youtube

Ep. 17 - The Seventh Piece

The Roman soldiers had seven pieces of armor. Ephesians 6:18 tells us to, "Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere." The seventh piece of armor is prayer which is the lance of the spirit. God has given us different types of prayer that we can pull out as a weapon for strategic attacks on the enemy. Let's learn when and how to pray! It's time to use our lance. 

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Books on Spiritual Warfare by Rick Renner
Spiritual Weapons by Rick Renner (pdf)
Sparkling Gems Devotional on our armor

 

Ways to listen:
iTunes, Google Play, Youtube


 

Ep. 16 - The Sword of the Spirit

Find out how you can prepare to use your sword of the spirit against the enemy's attacks. These podcasts have been a great resource to find out how to choose to put your daily armor on by making the daily decision to feed your spirit with the Word of God. 

Mentions
Books on Spiritual Warfare by Rick Renner
Spiritual Weapons by Rick Renner (pdf)
Sparkling Gems Devotional on our armor

 

Ways to listen:
iTunes, Google Play, Youtube

Ep. 15 - Put Your Helmet On!

Putting on our armor needs to be a daily routine. Find out exactly what the word "salvation" means and also how to make sure you are wearing your helmet firmly around your head. It's time to know who we are in Christ and live like it! 

Mentions
Books on Spiritual Warfare by Rick Renner
Spiritual Weapons by Rick Renner (pdf)
Sparkling Gems Devotional on our armor

 

Ways to listen:
iTunes, Google Play, Youtube

Ep. 14 - The Shield of Faith

Find out why the Bible tells us in Ephesians 6:16 to, "above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one." Pastors Lisa and Kempie talk about why the Bible says "above all". Find out why it's important to hold your shield of faith up above all and also how to use it! 

Mentions
Spiritual Weapons by Rick Renner (pdf)

Dressed To Kill by Rick Renner

Ways to listen:
iTunes, Google Play, Youtube

Ep. 13 - Does Thor wear the shoes of peace?

This episode includes an Avengers **spoiler alert** we talk about the purpose of the shoes of peace and how they double as a defensive piece of armor and as offensive weapon to battle the enemy. It's one of the most vital piece of armor to keep us standing tall against the enemy's attacks. Find out more! 

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Spiritual Weapons by Rick Renner (pdf)

Dressed To Kill by Rick Renner

Ways to listen:
iTunes, Google Play, Youtube

Ep. 12 - The Breastplate of Righteousness

The breastplate was designed to intimidate the enemy. It was a tool used for protection but also a symbol of boldness. Pastors Lisa and Kempie tell give us the information on how to use our breastplate of righteousness as a defensive and offensive spiritual weapon to defeat the enemy. Get ready to put your next piece of armor on! 

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Spiritual Weapons by Rick Renner (pdf)

Dressed To Kill by Rick Renner

Ways to listen:
iTunes, Google Play, Youtube

Ep. 11 - The Belt of Truth

After we've determined who our enemy is and information about his tactics - we need to know how to prepare to fight! Pastors Lisa and Kempie begin by telling us about the most important weapon - the belt of Truth. The belt of truth is the Word of God. The belt holds every other piece of armor together. We have to put our belt on each and every day to be able to withstand the attacks of the enemy. Find out more in just 12 minutes!

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Spiritual Weapons by Rick Renner (pdf)

Dressed To Kill by Rick Renner

Ways to listen:
iTunes, Google Play, Youtube

Ep. 10 - Your Enemy and Your Weapons

(Titled Ep. 11 on our podcast) is actually only our 10th episode! Sorry for the confusion, however, this IS the crazy about jesus podcast so hold onto your seats!

In this episode you'll get some great information on who it is you are fighting. Learn how to combat the enemies attacks with a boldness that can only come from God and the weapons He has provided for you! 

Ways to listen:
iTunes, Google Play, Youtube

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Doubt is Your Number One Enemy

series by Pastor Datha Thomas
Rick Renner: Spiritual Warfare
book: Dressed To Kill