Truth Your Family Needs to Hold On To in 2023

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Truth Your Family Needs to Hold On To in 2023

In “Truth Your Family Needs to Know in 2023,” Episode, #177, Meredith Curtis combats the most popular lies of the age with Truth from God’s Word. In a world of lies, we need to teach what is TRUE, not tickle people’s itching ears. Now more than ever, we need to take a stand for biblical reality especially in our hearts and homes.


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Show Notes

Have you heard what is being said on social media, in movies, on TV, by politicians, by influencers, and in some churches?

Is Hard Work Dangerous?

“We weren’t made to work hard” story

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty” (Proverbs 14:23 NIV)

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord [x]rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality” (Colossians 3:23-25)

Biblical work week

Follow Your Heart?

Every secular movie and some Christian ones

The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9 NASB1995)

How Many Sexes?

Man or woman or something else? Can you define a man or a woman?

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground” (Genesis 1: 26-28 NIV)

What is God’s View of Sex?

“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral” (Hebrews 13:4 NIV)

Is there a Right & Wrong?

Is something right for you but not for me?

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12)

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (II Timothy 3:16)

Is the Battle Between Brown & White?

We talk so much about race in a way that divides. Is that what the Bible teaches?

We are all descendants of Adam and Noah. One race the human race; yet many nations.

Is Western Culture Worth Saving?

Western culture is a combination of Jewish, Christian & Pagan.

Every tribe and tongue around the throne. (Revelation 7:9)

Does God Even Care about Sin?

The sin of every man, woman, and child will be punished.

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles“ (Romans 1:18-23)

Our sin will be punished in hell or on the cross where Jesus died.


If we are truly born again – we will live a holy life tho we will sometimes sin (see I John 1)

How Can I Swim Against the Evil Tide of Our Culture?

Abide / Surrender (John 15)

Hide the Word (Psalm 119:8-11)

Worship & Prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication-ACTS)

Live a holy life (I Thessalonians 4)

Share the Gospel!!!!!!!!!

Speak Out!

Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what He has done? (Proverbs 24:11-12)

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From Goal to Habit with God’s Grace

In “From Goal to Habit with God’s Grace” episode #104, Meredith Curtis talks about those New Year’s resolutions we make every year with a twist. She offers an alternative to making and breaking resolutions. Instead she talks about goals and how to turn those goals into habits that last for a lifetime. Of course, you can’t do it without the Lord!




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Show Notes

Happy New Year

New Year’s Resolutions

Is God In This?

My Dreams

God’s Dreams

A Biblical Foundation for my goals

Make Goals Measurable

Nebulous vs. measurable

The blessing of realistic goals

Build the Habit

Start small and build from there

Faithfulness better than a burst of zeal

When I Blow It

Moving on after a failure


Enjoying My New Way of Life

Habits eventually become patterns of living

Rejoicing in our patterns and habits


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12 Happy Habits

12 Happy Habits

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In 12 Happy Habits, episode #080, Meredith Curtis encourages you to examine and adopt some habits that will bring happiness and joy into your life, as well as make life, relationships, ministry, and careers more successful and fun. She also shares how to build these, or any habits, into your life by starting with goals that lead to habits that lead to patterns of living.







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Show Notes

Happy 2019!

My friend T.J.

Happy Habits

These habits will bring job, success, and blessing to your life and the lives of those around you.

  • Start Each Day with God
  • Start Morning with Five Things: Brush Teeth & Hair, Make Bed, Get Dressed, Tidy Room
  • Greet People (Good morning, Hello, Good-bye)
  • Listen and Ask Questions
  • Look for Opportunities to Serve & Go the Extra Mile
  • Plug Into a Local Church
  • Tithe
  • Live Debt-Free
  • Do Everything with Excellence
  • Eat Fresh Foods in a Variety of Colors
  • Exercise Regularly & Cultivate a Life Sport
  • If You Make a Mess, Clean It Up

From Goal to Habit to Pattern of Living

Some of my New Years’ resolutions have become patterns of living.

We have a million dreams in our heads of who we want to be.

But what is God’s heart for me? To know His will, I dive into His Word, learning that God teaches me my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, I am to honor my parents, he blesses hard work, and He desires unity in relationships.

Having a biblical foundation for my goals, gives me confidence that He will help me.

I start with Measurable Goals.

Once I make measurable goals, I begin. God is for me not against me. He will help me to be faithful if I draw from His strength.

I like to Start Small and build. For example, I start with reading the Bible 5 minutes a day and build up to 30 minutes over a years’ time. That way I don’t crash and burn.

If you are like me, and I hope you’re not, the early weeks will be full of more failure than success. However, I just refuse to give up.

Perseverance is key to building up habit, so no matter how many times you blow it, don’t give up!

Over a long period of time, habits become patterns in your life.


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Billy Graham’s Q&A page on the subject

Jonathan Edwards’ resolutions

Woody Guthrie’s somewhat different resolutions

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Billy Graham’s Q&A page on the subject

Jonathan Edwards’ resolutions

Woody Guthrie’s somewhat different resolutions

Some notes on our annual family review and brainstorm meeting

Why Hal keeps a journal, and some things which make it even better

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Whew, that was busy! The season from Thanksgiving to Christmas is overwhelming enough when it’s not as short as this year’s calendar made it. Now we’re safely past New Year’s and if you’re like us, it’s time to get the train out of the ditch and back on the rails. This episode we talk about what we’ve done to get 2015 rolling!

Resources We Mention

“Be Encouraged” Conference – Tampa (Brandon), Florida – January 24, 2015

Why You Ought To Persevere” when you’re discouraged homeschooling

A New New Year’s Tradition” about our annual family reviews and brainstorming sessions

Counting Our Days” about our family journals