It may be time to "stop talking and start walking" as the brand new creation you are in Christ! At Grace Ministries International, we are all about listening to our clients and talking through issues, but at some point, we may need to encourage them (and perhaps you) to "stop talking and start walking" free by God's grace. Ask yourself this question, "what does my next step of faith in this unique situation look like"? Now, by God's grace and in His timing, consider taking that step.
Step back and give thanks
November 30, 2021 • 25 MIN
Vernon talks about this idea of giving thanks versus blessing my agenda and taking time to "pause", step back, reframe and refocus on Christ and all He has given to us. In addition, finding the joy and finding the good in the midst of our circumstances and relationships.
Reaction episode: When drugs take a life
November 16, 2021 • 25 MIN
Vernon shares a few thoughts on a funeral he just attended of a young, 18-year-old girl (and friend of the family) who unintentionally lost her life after a battle with drug addiction. Comfort? Encourage? How do you do that when there are no words? Hint: if there are no words, don't use any words.
The miracle stair lift is gone, but keeps on giving
November 9, 2021 • 30 MIN
Vernon reminds us of what was an undeniable provision of God over six years ago that “coincidentally” is a miracle for another family. You decide if it is coincidence, providence, or just plain luck. God is always at work in and through each one of us, even in the middle of our sometimes crazy and messy lives.
Bitterness - it affects more than just you!
November 2, 2021 • 38 MIN
Vernon and Torben (discipleship counselor and staff member at Joni and Friends) talk through the destructive force of bitterness and outline God's solution as defined in the New Testament. You do not want to let bitterness take root and effect your life or the lives of those you love.
Set free from drugs and the homosexual lifestyle
October 26, 2021 • 44 MIN
Vernon speaks with James Rimmer who was caught in the homosexual and drug scene for many years. James would title his story, "God's Unconditional Love Transformed Me". Jump inside the mind of James Rimmer to see how all this started, and perhaps learn how you can experience freedom and even help others who may struggle.
How do you experience God?
October 19, 2021 • 34 MIN
Vernon Terrell talks with Torben Jensen (Disciple Counselor at Grace Ministries International and on staff at Joni and Friends) asking, "how do you experience God?" So many Christians shy away from the one, sure-fire way to experience God in their life. You can actually experience God in every season of your life, but this particular season is where the sense of His presence seems to be most evident. What? Why? How? ...let's talk about it with Torben.
"Wait on the Lord"...what does that even mean?
October 5, 2021 • 32 MIN
Vernon Terrell and Michelle Morris talk about this idea of "waiting", or "waiting on the Lord". In our culture of "get it now" and almost instant information anytime, anywhere, is "waiting on the Lord" even relevant? You make the call.
More insight from Solomon
September 28, 2021 • 33 MIN
Vernon continues the discussion of life and work learning from the wisdom of Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes 4 - 5. Remember, Solomon had it all and did it all and can save you and me from a bunch of heartache.
Where someone has gone before...Solomon!
September 21, 2021 • 27 MIN
Vernon takes us through the first few chapters of Ecclesiastes where Solomon is wresting with what life is all about. He has been there and done that and we get to peek into his thinking process and hear some of the conclusions he has drawn along the way. Hear from the ultimate mentor and learn from his personal experience in life.
Grace and the Enneagram?
September 14, 2021 • 34 MIN
Vernon Terrell and Tammy Rivenbark explore the Enneagram. What is it? Origins? Why is it so popular? Does it play well with "grace"? Let us know if you want to hear more specifics around this topic. If you want to take the Enneagram test, check out Beth McCord's "Your Enneagram Coach" site and take her free testing at https://assessment.yourenneagramcoach.com. Also, please let us know your top 3 challenges to walking free: https://vernon.responsesuite.com/q/walkingfreetop3
God is always speaking to and loving YOU
September 7, 2021 • 33 MIN
Vernon Terrell talks with Cheryl Snead (on staff at Grace Ministries International) about her journey to hear from God after the tragic death of her mom when she was 12 through today. God is always speaking and always loving in every twist and turn of our life. Please let us know your top 3 challenges to walking free: https://vernon.responsesuite.com/q/walkingfreetop3
Brokenness - God's tool to set you free
August 31, 2021 • 35 MIN
Vernon Terrell and Scott Brittin discuss the concept of brokenness, an often misunderstood idea that is the subject of some debate, even in grace-based Christian circles. It is our hope this episode will help you understand how we use the term at Grace Ministries International. God does NOT want to break YOU. He actually likes the new you in Christ, but He does want to set you free and break away whatever you are depending on for life.
Phoebe and friends
August 24, 2021 • 26 MIN
Vernon takes us through Rom 16, which is full of encouragement around finding your people, loving on those who are serving (they need encouragement too), and connecting with others.
Two-Faced Christian Caught and Changed
August 17, 2021 • 37 MIN
Vernon Terrell of Grace Ministries International talks with Jimmy Snead, business owner, speaker, counselor, long time Tres Dias mentor and communicator, and a Grace Ministries contributor and friend.
Walking through loss - Part 2
August 10, 2021 • 40 MIN
Vernon Terrell and Tammy Rivenbark of Grace Ministries International share their stories of losing a spouse to cancer and talk through tough questions, conflicting emotions, and offer a few practical suggestions.
So what does walking free actually look like?
July 27, 2021 • 29 MIN
Vernon Terrell, Pam O'Gwin, Lori Sargent, and Michelle Morris discuss what walking free actually looks like in real life.
Meat or no meat, is that really the question?
July 13, 2021 • 19 MIN
Vernon goes solo looking at Romans 14 where Paul really hits us hard with walking versus talking in the context of our relationships.
Walking Free, a new podcast...
July 3, 2021 • 11 MIN
An introduction to our new Grace Ministries International podcast "Walking Free". What is this podcast all about? Vernon, GMI staff, and other guests help you take steps to experience the reality of Christ in you, or said differently, helping you walk free in each area of your life.
“Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4)
“for we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,” (Ephesians 4:1)
Please let us know your top 3 challenges to walking free: https://vernon.responsesuite.com/q/walkingfreetop3