In today’s episode, John chats with special guest, Dee Brestin, about recognizing heart idols, how Jesus showed his disciples that He was in awe of the Old Testament, how to be alert to the amazing things that God does, and more. You don’t want to miss the prison ministry testimony she shares of an incarcerated woman who came to realize how beautiful she was to Jesus. It will give you chills!
Dee Brestin is an author, speaker, and has a heart for prison ministry. She has been writing for 50 years. Her introduction to writing came about in her early 20’s when she was looking for a bible study, but no-one was writing them at that time. She wrote her first, called “Proverbs and Parables”, which readied her for the Fishermen Bible Study Guides for which she would later write. Dee offers free teaching videos and a free Bible Study blog.
Sometimes the most interesting journeys are those we never really aspire to follow. As a young and newly surrendered Christian, my guest only wanted to travel and preach, and he never thought youth pastor or lead pastor would be what he wanted to do. Fast forward to now, when Banning Liebscher is the founder and pastor of Jesus Culture in Sacramento, CA, along with his most demanding roles of husband and father of three teens. He has a heart for the younger generation to encounter God on their campuses and cities so they can be revivalists in our world. When Banning fully committed to God’s call, he spent 10 years as a youth pastor, falling in love with young people and the local church. He was on a fast-moving journey that he never expected or prepared for, and his dependency was on God alone. Banning says his secret was to find people who were further down the road than he was. Along the way, he has learned the importance of learning to lead a diverse group of people with understanding, conflict management, and communication skills. In our conversation, Banning discusses his book, Rooted, which focuses on how God wants to grow and develop us as His children. He wraps up with his best advice about learning healthy habits and breaking unhealthy patterns in our lives..
Find Banning on social media: @thebanning
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Are you struggling to monetize your online business? My guest today might be just the person you need to meet. Jennifer Allwood is a wife, mother, dynamic business coach, and host of The Jennifer Allwood Show podcast. She uses her infectious enthusiasm to help creative women build their social media platforms and turn their talents and hobbies into lucrative online businesses. After working a desk job that was quickly pushing her to an early grave, Jennifer owned a decorative painting business before discovering the potential of the online space. She began creating courses to teach ways to make money online, and she now coaches over 3000 women each month. Jennifer shares advice about using the “thing” inside of you to make money with the right formula of your passion, your talent, and the need. She tells us how she relies on God to help her with pricing bids, how she balances the aspects of her busy life, and how a 1-½ minute conversation with Dave Ramsey gave her hope and changed her life. Jennifer wraps up our riveting conversation with advice about doing what you are supposed to do, regardless of your feelings, and why you can’t have it all.
Find Jennifer’s devotional for business owners: Jennifer Allwood
Today’s guest is Frances Mckay, a certified financial planner who specializes in life-centered financial planning for women in the STEM field. She’s a mother and grandmother who helps people with retirement planning and asset management. A few years ago, Frances was a chemical engineer who worked 70-80 hours each week, traveled frequently, and was miserable with making absolutely no contribution to her home. She made the career switch to financial planning, and her life changed drastically in every way, making her wish she had made the change years earlier. Frances shares key financial tips, her unique perspective on tithing, and how she balances her business, family, and daily walk with God. She leaves us with parting advice to get serious about taking control of our financial future and stop avoiding the topic of money. Join us to hear more about Frances, her work, and how you can gain access to her courses through her membership site.
Frances’ membership site gives you full access for 12 months for the limited-time discounted price of $100 for founding members. Her Purpose, Peace, and Prosperity Course launches this week, and more will be added each month.