#165: Erin’s Story

#165: Erin’s Story

#165: Erin's Story

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Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Erin Stoffel

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Show Notes

Erin and Jon were married on August 2, 2002 settled down in a Midwestern Wisconsin city and began to enjoy and contribute to a community they loved. Jon loved God his family and serving others and was known as big “fellowship junkie.” Jon and Erin’s family grew as did their love for God and their involvement in their church and community.

Olivia, their oldest child demonstrated a real love for God and people and would often be found in the middle of a conversation with adult friends about God, eternity and other topics that seemed to set her apart. Those who think of her today might have both a tear in their eye and a smile on their face as they remember her loving and sincere heart. She was quiet, but silly, one who was cherished by her family and friends.

On, May 3, 2015, as they went for an early spring walk a random act of violence temporarily separated this family and left Erin fighting for her life.

The extreme pain of separation has given Erin an understanding of God, His love and His healing power. Although Erin’s story still has many chapters to complete, she candidly shares with those willing to listen where hope can be found.

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#164: Preparing for the Remarkable

#164: Preparing for the Remarkable

#164: Preparing for the Remarkable

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Who’s on this episode?

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

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Show Notes

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected by this week’s tragic events in Wausau, WI. We know that God works all things together for good, even through dark times.

More notes coming soon… 

 

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#163: Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing

#163: Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing

#163: Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing

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Who’s on this episode?

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

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Show Notes

BBC Dad Video

This video garnered over 60 million views in less than 48 hours from when it first aired! Why do you think this clip went viral so quickly? Plus, here is his first interview since the failed BBC interview.

 

Colossians 2

Jeff and Dave continue to look at the book of Colossians in Chapter 2 this week. Read it.

 

Quote Us.

Years ago, we didn’t live segmented lives. Today, we live segmented lives. -DW

If you are not doing life with somebody, you won’t have accountability. -DW

 

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#162: Millennial Fatherhood

#162: Millennial Fatherhood

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Show Notes

Jeff and Jason talk about what it takes to intentionally raise your kids to be godly men and women for life.

READ: Seven Things to Pray for Your Children

READ: The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

READ: Science Says Parents of the Most Successful Kids Do These 10 Things

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#161: Becoming Resilient

#161: Becoming Resilient

#161: Becoming Resilient

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Show Notes

This week, we’ve centered our discussion around an article on 8 qualities the most resilient people share.

As business leaders and entrepreneurs (parents, teens, young adults), you know that success requires the resilience to keep moving ahead even when confronted with obstacles and roadblocks. You have a willingness to swim upstream and not give up simply because the tide is against you. Resilient people are successful because they possess these eight qualities

Jeff and Dave share their thoughts on the 8 things and look at how Scripture confirms these principles. Did you know that Jonah had to learn how to be resilient in the face of failure?

 

3 Takeaways from Jonah’s trip to Nineveh

1. Jonah wasn’t thinking clearly, or he would’ve done things differently.

Because of Jonah’s story, we can see how important it is to see things from God’s perspective, especially when we are faced with an important decision. Jonah learned this the hard way.

2. Jonah would’ve rather died than listen to God.

There’s much to be said about the point where Jonah thought his way out was to be tossed overboard in the storm. He simply gave up hope that his situation was redeemable after failing God.

3. God wouldn’t let Jonah die.

This example just goes to show that God is never too far away or a situation too far removed from Him that He cannot intervene. The same is true for your life. Your situation is not too worse off that God cannot rescue you. If you feel this way, chat with one of our Groundwire coaches!

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#160: Living Life From The Refuge

#160: Living Life From The Refuge

#160: Living Life From The Refuge

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Who’s on this episode?

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

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Show Notes

Where is your place of refuge? Every one of us has to have a place of safety, calm, stability. But what is concerning is how few we make use of it. Or rather — Him.

God is our refuge.

The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Psalm 18

 

Psalm 91

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.

For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.

Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.

For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”

 

Links

Mike Calhoun’s Article on the Tall Poppy Syndrome

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