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Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane

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Sep 21, 2018 Jane VanOsdol
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Do I have a faith that allows miracles to grow and blossom, or is mine a stunted, puny faith where the seeds of miracles whither and die?
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Sep 7, 2018 Jane VanOsdol
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It seems we spend most of life waiting for things to happen. What does God want us to learn from this today?
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May 25, 2018 Jane VanOsdol
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God may have set aside the promised land for Israel, but they still had to go and claim it.
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Mar 29, 2018 Jane VanOsdol
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If we are to be effective workers for God's kingdom, we first have to be effective pray-ers.
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Mar 9, 2018 Jane VanOsdol
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How are you using your gifts for God? Join Jane from Only By Prayer as she talks about the three possible ways most people use their gifts and talents.
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Feb 23, 2018 Jane VanOsdol
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I have a college friend who has started a second career. She is an artist, more specifically a sculptor, or potter. Recently she posted pictures of some of her work online. I studied her nature sculptures of rabbits, loons, owls, and a cheerful little bird—I think it was a Carolina wren. 
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Feb 16, 2018 Jane VanOsdol
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Just like the Israelites did, we need to do the same thing when we sin. We need to rebuild our own altars so that communication between God and us can flow freely.
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Feb 9, 2018 Jane VanOsdol
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Whether we have been "living in exile" as the Israelites were by pursuing a selfish, sinful lifestyle for a long time, or we had a fight with our spouse or other "quicker" sin, as soon as God calls us back to Him, Satan is right there doing what he does best to us: accusing and deceiving. 
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Feb 1, 2018 Jane VanOsdol
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Prayer is powerful. It changes situations, people, and events. Daniel was one of the most faithful pray-ers in the Bible. We can take away much from his example.
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Jan 26, 2018 Jane VanOsdol
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Have you ever felt stirred up about something? Yesterday you weren't the least bit bothered, but now all of the sudden it seems that a certain situation, person, or injustice is all you can think about. Let's talk about it!
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Sep 19, 2017 Jane VanOsdol
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Today we are going to reflect on Ezekiel 20:27-49, where we see God finding the perfect mix of righteous judgment and mercy.
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Jun 23, 2017 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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This week I was feeling a bit discouraged (read that as sorry for myself) as if I was the only one praying for our great nation ever. God used a few things to encourage me, including the above verse.
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Jun 7, 2017 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Are you discouraged with your journey with God? Sometimes we need to step back and look at the big picture rather than just where we are at the moment. Assess your progress over one year, 5 years, 10 years for an accurate picture of your spiritual life.
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Feb 2, 2017 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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To find out about love, let's look to the Lord, the One who gave us the manual on love, 1 Corinthians 13. Join us for a short discussion on what this kind of love looks like.
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Dec 23, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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But it's in the messy middle that dreams fade, marriages fail, jobs lose their luster, and parenting seems not quite so fun.
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Dec 1, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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When ordinary people humble themselves, set aside their own agendas, and make room for God to work, the Holy Spirit "invades," fills their space, and turns the ordinary into the miraculous. Let's explore this thought in the podcast.
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Nov 5, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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The simple act of living out their Christian faith is dangerous for so many Christians around the world. Because of extremism, many are part of underground churches that worship in secret. Other have no community support at all and worship on their own. Let's consider some facts on persecution. According to Open Doors, every month around the world the following occurs: 322 Christians are killed for their faith 214 churches and Christian properties are destroyed 772 forms of violence are...
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Nov 3, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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On today’s podcast I (Jane VanOsdol ) welcome Todd Daniels, the regional manager for the Middle East for International Christian Concern. With the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) coming up on November 3, 2013, we wanted to draw attention to this issue. Be sure to see the link below for your IDOP kit. The kit includes several resources to use for yourself, with a small group, or your church. You will even find a lesson for children in it. In this podcast’s...
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Nov 1, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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For those of you who know grief as your constant companion right now, I want to give you hope. You will get through this. I hope today's podcast encourages you in this journey.
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Oct 20, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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What is it about being at the feet of Jesus that is so powerful? Let's consider that question today on Reflections.
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Oct 13, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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As Christ-followers, we need to be all about pushing back the darkness that is encroaching on our world, our countries, our states, our cities, our neighborhoods—and our families. Many people live in a spiritual state of darkness.
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Sep 28, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Meditating is a bit like marinating. If you've ever soaked a piece of meat in a marinade, you know that the meat emerges from the process so much more flavorful and tender than when it started. God can do the same with us when we meditate on His word.
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Sep 12, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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These two verses are actually a template for persistent prayer and give us much to reflect on.
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Aug 26, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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In today's Reflections we are thinking about two scriptures: Isaiah 30:15 and Isaiah 32:17. As you listen to the podcast, you'll catch the similarities between the two right away. What place do you have for quiet and stillness in your life?
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Aug 4, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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i pray short podcasts to bring the sacred into your everyday Do you only have a few minutes for prayer today? You're in the right place! Try one of our new i pray podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to pray God's word into any situation by interceding for friends, family, and yourself.  This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you  that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and...
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Jun 16, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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i pray short podcasts to bring the sacred into your everyday Do you only have a few minutes for prayer today? You’re in the right place! Try one of our new i pray podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to pray God’s word into any situation by interceding for friends, family, and yourself.  Show Notes I don’t think social media has improved our manners any. Our virtual, semi-anonymous world seems to bring out the worst in people, enabling them to say whatever nasty thing pops...
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Jun 7, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Do you only have a few minutes for Bible study today? You’re in the right place! Try one of our new i hear podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to get God’s word into your heart and life! Show Notes "Times are changing," as the saying goes, but God does not change. He is eternal and timeless. When the culture seems to shift like sand underneath our feet, God calls us to hold our ground. Commit today to stand on firm upon the Rock and affect the culture for Christ. In...
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May 19, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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i pray short podcasts to bring the sacred into your everyday Do you only have a few minutes for prayer today? You're in the right place! Try one of our new i pray podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to pray God's word into any situation by interceding for friends, family, and yourself.  Show Notes Sometimes I go through life oblivious to everyone and everything—except for my own agenda, my own schedule. When I do that, I may miss the divine appointments and opportunities that...
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Apr 29, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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i hear short podcasts to bring the sacred into your everyday Do you only have a few minutes for Bible study today? You’re in the right place! Try one of our new i hear podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to get God’s word into your heart and life. Show Notes Complaining is a socially acceptable pastime that doesn't really hurt anyone, right? Not according to God's word. Grumbling greatly affects our lives. It's time to exchange our whining  for a little praising and praying. In...
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Apr 27, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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i pray short podcasts to bring the sacred into your everyday Do you only have a few minutes for prayer today? You’re in the right place! Try one of our new i pray podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to pray God’s word into any situation by interceding for friends, family, and yourself.  Show Notes At times in life, God lays on our  hearts a new thing He wants us to do. It might be a calling, a passion, a new job, a business to start—something big and out of the ordinary....
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Apr 15, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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i hear short podcasts to bring the sacred into the every day. Are you short on time? Listen to an i hear podcast. Download important truths form God's word to your heart in minutes.    
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Apr 12, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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i pray short podcasts to bring the sacred into your everyday Do you only have a few minutes for prayer today? You're in the right place! Try one of our new i pray podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to pray God's word into any situation by interceding for friends, family, and yourself.  Show Notes Someone today has had their very foundation shaken. It is as if a giant earthquake has uprooted all that is safe and secure and familiar in your life. You are left quaking and...
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Apr 1, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Rushing and stressing are the hashtags that mark our generation. Ask anyone how they've been and they will answer, "busy!" While God is about fruitfulness, He is not about busy. God's plan always includes margin, space and rest. When He sees we have exchanged His pace for the rat race, He calls us to come, rest and take a load off at the foot of the cross. #restinhim. Please take a moment to rest in His presence and receive a little grace and peace. Push the play button below to...
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Mar 31, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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i pray short podcasts to bring the sacred into your everyday Do you only have a few minutes for prayer today? You're in the right place! Try one of our new i pray podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to pray God's word into any situation by interceding for friends, family, and yourself.  Show Notes Today we are praying about new life. Jesus is the only one, the only Savior who beat death and rose again. He is the difference. When we accept His sacrifice on the cross, taking the...
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Mar 23, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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  i pray short podcasts to bring the sacred into your everyday Do you only have a few minutes for prayer today? You're in the right place! Try one of our new i pray podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to pray God's word into any situation by interceding for friends, family, and yourself.  Show Notes Today we are praying about trust. Perhaps like me, you may sometimes have a problem fully trusting God because of current or past hurts and troubles. You're afraid of being hurt...
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Mar 16, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Do you ever feel that you've messed up too much for God to forgive you?  That is a lie. When we confess our sins and accept that Jesus died on the cross and took the penalty for our sins on Himself, we have the assurance that we are forgiven.  Once we have established that relationship with Christ, when the Holy Spirit convicts us of any new sins we've committed we simply confess them and let the Spirit work in our lives to heal us of what needs healing. God is our God of second chances....
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Mar 3, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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i pray short podcasts to bring the sacred into your everyday Do you only have a few minutes for prayer today? You’re in the right place! Try one of our new i pray podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to pray God’s word into any situation by interceding for friends, family, and yourself.  Show Notes: Today we’re praying about hope.  We all go through seasons of life where hope seems to be in short supply. Perhaps you’re in the middle of a health crisis; maybe your...
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Mar 3, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Show notes: Join Jane VanOsdol and guest Ron Stohler, pastor of Growth and Groups at Grace Community Church in Noblesville, Indiana as they discuss the spiritual discipline of silence and solitude. You won’t want to miss this interesting and exciting podcast as you prepare for Easter! Here’s a bit of what to expect: A discussion of what spiritual disciplines are and why we need them in our lives. Introducing the discipline of silence and solitude and why the other spiritual disciplines...
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Feb 26, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Do you or someone you love struggle with an addiction? If so, you don’t want to miss this podcast. Join Jane VanOsdol and guest Laurie Hartman, director of Compassionate Care at Grace Church in Noblesville, Indiana, as they discuss addictive personalities and codependency. Here’s just a few of the topics they’ll be discussing. Signs and symptoms a person with an addiction will exhibit Signs that you’re enabling a person with an addiction Suggestions on how to pray if you’re in this...
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Feb 11, 2016 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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i pray short podcasts to bring the sacred into your everyday Do you only have a few minutes for prayer today? You’re in the right place! Try one of our new i pray podcasts. A few minutes is all you need to pray God’s word into any situation by interceding for friends, family, and yourself.  Today we’re praying about our thoughts. Our thoughts can affect us for the […]
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Mar 8, 2015 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Show Notes: Close Reading is a method of reading which became popular in the United States during the New Criticism Movement of the 1930’s-1970’s.  Though dating back to the Roman rhetorician Quintilion, Close Reading method is still widely used in school classrooms today. The repeated readings and systematic analysis of the text provided by the […]
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Jan 14, 2015 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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On today's show, Mary and I will be discussing our last three points: 7) Tackle Something Difficult 8) Try Something New 9) How to Make a To-Do List. Between the two podcasts, we pray you'll be inspired with encouragement and new ideas for the New Year.
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Jan 8, 2015 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Before you jump headlong into the New Year, it’s always prudent to take an honest look at the past year. What did you do right over the last 365 days? What changes do you need to make? With some soul searching and prayer, God will give you a plan for what lies ahead. Take a few […]
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Aug 5, 2014 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Welcome to our first podcast in the How To Pray series. Today we discuss the topic of how to go about praying God’s word. Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane discuss several ideas that will help you to develop the powerful habit of incorporating God’s word into your daily prayers. Whether you’ve tried this before or you’re […]
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Feb 17, 2011 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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Can we really make a difference in the world today? Well, according to Barry Rodriguez, director of WorldNextDoor.org, yes, we can! Join Jane VanOsdol as she and Barry discuss how we can pray effectively for the huge issues of oppression and injustice in the world–and what we can actually DO to make a difference. Barry […]
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May 23, 2010 Jane VanOsdol and Mary Kane
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In today’s episode, Jane chats with author and speaker Ann Kroeker about her latest book Not So Fast:  Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families. Ann offers great tips for families who want to learn to live a slower-paced lifestyle to savor time with each other and God. You can find Ann at http://annkroeker.wordpress.com. Click below to […]