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Season 2 Episode 7- Kindness Matters



The Bible says we are to be “kind and compassionate with one another.” And we are to “love our enemies.” Often, it is easier said than done. Certain things come up in life that can test our patience, alter our moods, or arouse feelings of frustration, resentment, or anger. It’s our response to those challenges that can change the situation for the better- if we choose the right course of action. Kindness is a ‘fruit of the Spirit’ given to believers in Jesus Christ through the power and strength of the Holy Spirit. In this episode, Meredith shares this biblical concept of choosing kindness to approach all matters in life. She also gives examples of people in the Old and New Testament who chose the path of kindness in the face of evil. This podcast is 15 minutes.


Season 2 Episode 6-Where There Is Breath, There Is Hope



Hope is like lungs full of breath; it is the sustenance that drives us to our next moment, our future destination with excitement. But, what happens when we lose the ‘breath’ of hope? With the crisis of 2020 and the unpredictability of many circumstances, it is easy to get discouraged in our faith and worry about the future. As Christians, we have a surpassing hope that resides in Jesus Christ. We serve a God who can do the impossible! He can calm a storm, heal a disease, mend a relationship, provide sustenance when there is none, Jesus can do for us what we can’t do for ourselves. Meredith shares compelling biblical stories in this episode that will activate your hope once again and give you a new vision for life- a life full of the ‘breath’ of hope!


Season 2 Episode 5-The Invisible War-How to Fight Spiritual Battles



We are in an invisible war in our nation and world. From the coronavirus to deadly riots, our nation is in upheaval. Who is to blame for all of this mayhem? In this episode, Meredith shares the root cause of the division and lawlessness that is sweeping our nation and how we as Christians can combat the enemy of our souls, Satan. We are in a deep spiritual war and in this type of war we need to be equipped with the right armor to fight back. Meredith shares biblical insight and strategy to win this current war and how to gain victory daily as we live through this invisible war.


Season 2 Episode 4 -The Holy Spirit, Our Internal GPS



GPS, global positioning system, has become a technology that everyone uses to find and navigate their destinations. When we make a wrong turn or are heading in the wrong direction, this system alerts us. As a Christian, God has His own navigation and safety system. God is much bigger than just our globe, He is the universal creator of heaven and earth. He has given us a positioning system, within our souls, that is God’s positioning system (GPS). The navigator of this system is given to the third person of the Trinity. Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit is our comforter, advocate, helper, intercessor, strengthener, and standby. We can call upon our helper at any moment of the day with any need, and he will intercede on our behalf, and direct our course in life. In this episode, you will learn more about the power and person of the Holy Spirit that is given to every believer in Jesus Christ.


Season 2 Episode 3- The Pause in Pandemic



The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for Christians across the world. The ‘pause’ of the entire world from this pandemic has caused many to reevaluate their lives. To reaffirm what is important, and what is not. Many Christians and non-Christians have sensed this pause to be a time of reflection and decision making, and many are seeking answers to issues that our nation and world are facing. Meredith discusses the ancient ‘Laodicean’ way of living and compares it to how many have been living prior to COVID-19. How will one live after this pandemic is over with? And is this a time of a great revival and awakening throughout the world? As people are being forced to have their body temperatures taken to enjoy commerce and travel, is it possible the Lord is calling us to take our ‘spiritual’ temperatures like he did the Laodiceans? This message is an urgent and dire warning to those of us that call ourselves Christians. This pause may be our last chance to get right with God.


Season 2 Episode 2- You Have to Know… That You Know… That You Know…You are a Christian



There is nothing in this world more important than knowing the true authentic Christian faith and what that means for you. Christianity throughout the world, especially in America, has created many ‘cupcake’ Christian teachings that often align with many rampant false teachings that spread like wildfire, including the law of attraction philosophy. In this podcast, Meredith dives into what it means to be a true follower of Jesus Christ, what authentic Christian teachings look like compared to what some Pastors are teaching in our present day (Cupcake Christianity), and what the Apostle Paul meant by his words in 2 Corinthians 13:5 when he says, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves”. Meredith shares her own struggle with cupcake Christianity and how she got back on the right path of solid Christian doctrine. She lays out a scriptural litmus test that will reveal if you ‘know… that you know… that you know’…. you are a loyal follower of Christ.


Season 2 Episode 1- The Resurrected Life



In this Easter Episode, Meredith shares her favorite quote from movie, ‘The Gladiator’, and how that quote aligns with what Jesus shares with us in the ‘Parable of the Sower’. As Christians, we should be living ‘Resurrected Lives’, but many of us are not living out our new lives in Christ and we are missing out on our life callings. Living a resurrected life is living an authentic life ordained by God. It’s the life you were meant to live. It’s the life that produces multiple crops like the parable says, 30, 60, or even hundredfold harvests. The resurrected life produces powerful results here on earth and those results continue into eternity… It’s an invested life, an ‘all-in’ approach to the Christian walk committed to call and mission of what God has appointed you to do. So, if you are sick and tired of the life you are living and feel like you are missing something in your life, tune-in for a powerful message that will spark resurrection power in your soul!


Season 1 Episode 10-Don’t Panic! Not Today, COVID-19!



In Episode 10, Meredith talks about this unusual time in our nation. The Coronavirus has literally stopped everyone in their tracks. Who would have thought that our nation would be in a literal shutdown-no sports, no schools open, most non-essential businesses are closed, beaches & parks are closed, and what’s worst….the unemployment rate is expected to jump to over 20% by the end of this April during the lockdown. In this unprecedented time, we as Christians, have the opportunity to bring the light of Christ into the world. The last thing that we need to do is..Panic! St. Timothy says, “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control (2 Tim. 1:7).” Now is the time to walk in all three of these qualities as Christians. Meredith’s shares the truth about the power we have as believers in Jesus Christ and where our citizenship and heritage as Christians really lies. We have power and protection as children of God, through the blood of Christ, to trample on all evil in this world and find protection in the wings of Almightly God during any pandemic and crisis. Listen in and find strength today!


Season 1 Episode 9-The Power of the Lord’s Prayer



Have you ever struggled with prayer? Do you ever find it challenging to pray because you don’t really know where to start in prayer? Or, maybe it’s been awhile since you have prayed and are procrastinating because you feel intimidated or overwhelmed by it?  In this Episode, ‘The Power of the Lord’s Prayer’, Meredith Kirk shares compelling insight into the most powerful prayer given to us as Christians by Christ himself. Before Jesus’ death on the cross, he left the disciples with a model for prayer that is literally formulated by God himself. It gives us a pattern in prayer that glorifys Him, covers our needs, and helps us discern His perfect will for our lives. Meredith shares even further insight into the hidden power of this prayer that expels demons and protects oneself from the enemy. The prayer is also a mild form of exorcism. This is an insightful and power-packed episode that can be life changing and lifesaving!


Season 1 Episode 8-What is God’s Will for Your Life?



What is God’s will for you life? This is a question we all ponder on in our lives at one point or another. This question does not discriminate in age, either. Whether you are a young college student or in your ‘winter’ season in life…we all have an innate desire within our souls to know God’s plan and purpose for our lives, at any stage and season. In this episode, Meredith shares 3 keys to discovering God’s perfect will for your life. She shares her personal testimony of a particular time in her life that she prayed over 24 months for an answer from God about a career endeavor…and her answer was quite supernatural! You may find it encouraging! If you are looking for tips on how to persevere in prayer or learning to wait on God for answers, you may find this episode helpful.
Meredith also shares ways to avoid the trappings of modern world of materialism, unhealthy ambition, and self-promotion. Definitely an episode you don’t want to miss!