Insight for Living Canada - LifeTrac Podcast
Summary: These five-minute programs feature Chuck Swindoll's best stories. You'll hear his loudest laughs, his funniest experiences, and his famous catch phrases.
Psalms 30:5 Tears have a language all their own. In some mysterious way, our bodies know their verbal limitations and then the tears come. One of the most significant contributions the legacy of a woman leaves upon the world is an unguarded tenderness. This softens our spirits and our souls. Don’t stop. The world is hard—don’t pick up on that. Stay tender.
Proverbs 17:6 There are teachable moments in life where we suddenly realize we’re adults (or, we’re quickly on our way). One of the heaviest things you will carry is the difficult task of letting your children go. Have you released yours? Will you release them?
Colossians 2:6 Think of all the ways you act in faith every day: you trust pharmacists to fill your prescription correctly, you trust pilots to get you safely to your destination, and you trust contractors to build properly. The funny thing is, when it comes to having faith in the Creator, people are often amazed at the thought of believing in a God we can’t see.
Psalms 34:11 Abraham Lincoln’s childhood is legendary. Born into poverty with a travelling father and a simple mother who taught him to read and died when Lincoln was 10. Take a moment to ponder the question: where would Lincoln be without his mother? We have an incredible opportunity to shape our children no matter our situation.
1 Corinthians 12:20-26 We live in a society of isolation and indifference. But the truth is, we need each other. When you’re separate, you’re weak. And if you think you can make it through life on your own, you’re headed for a fall.
Psalms 113:9 With every pleasure are hidden responsibilities. And sometimes with great pleasures, like being a mother, the responsibilities are also greater.
Philippians 4:11 We have always been fascinated with stories—especially the ones beginning with those same four words “Once upon a time…” and ending with “And they all lived happily ever after.” Oh, that it were true! Living happily ever after only happens in fairy tales. Wish instead for a full life, one that's satisfied, godly, balanced…and reasonably sweet.
Psalms 107:28-30 Calm evenings can turn quickly into stormy nights. What starts calmly as the beginning of a new school year can lead into storms of struggling to continue. What begins as a calm evening of marriage can lead into stormy nights through the passing years. No one is immune to these life surprises so make sure you’re anchored to the One who can come the storm.
Romans 12:9 Others may see you as someone you’re not but God is never fooled. He notices everything and knows if you’re a fake. When you stop trying to be someone else, you free yourself up to be who you are.
Philippians 3:12-14 Unrealistic expectations are nothing more than the temptation to be perfect and to expect it from others. Rather than looking at what isn’t done perfectly, focus instead on what has been accomplished.
2 Chronicles 7:14 A repentant spirit is rarely found in our litigious society. How seldom we say or hear the words, “I’m wrong. I am sorry.”
Proverbs 3:11-14 When attitudes need to be put in check, tough love is required. Parenting is challenging, but it’s also the most rewarding and gratifying job you’ll ever have.
Psalms 28:4 Parents, you’re only human. Everyone makes mistakes. But stay at it. Your family needs you!
Hebrews 13:4 Infidelity destroys everything in its path—marriages, families, and the future. One of the greatest gifts you can give to your spouse and your family is your fidelity.
Proverbs 23:7 We’re shaped by what we think about most often. If it’s about ourselves, we’re likely to become egotistical. If it’s about others’ wrongs, we’ll become bitter. Imagine what would happen if we focused our thoughts on Jesus the most.