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The toxic trap of comparison | with Heather Creekmore Jul 04, 2022

Dive into a comparison-free summer!

Let's be honest today: do you look around and compare yourself to others? In other words, do you struggle with comparison? Do you feel shame because you compare to others and fall short? Who and what are you comparing yourself to? Are you trying to...

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Our glory is rooted in God's delight of us! Jun 28, 2022

Defining appropriate glory for the human heart: Why are we wired to seek glory for ourselves? Stephanie suggests to you that we are wired by God Himself to seek glory because this reveals our deep longing for identity. And we will find and keep our identity when we make God’s opinion of us,...

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Christ dwells and delights in YOU. Yes, you! | with James Bryan Smith Jun 21, 2022

Stephanie welcomes spiritual director, university professor and author James Bryan Smith to ponder the weight of God's love for us as His chosen creation. In his latest book, "The good and beautiful you" Jim invites us to peel back the layers of many lies we have commonly been fed in the...

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Develop Christlike humility. | God's Glory, Our Delight Jun 14, 2022

How can we actively develop humility in our spiritual life, the kind of genuine, precious humility that will put a smile on our Father's face? 

Genuine, relentless humility is a life-long commitment.

In episode 153, Stephanie takes us on a journey to experience what has been called the...

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Invest in the Kingdom NOW | with Jonathan Evans Jun 07, 2022

For Father's Day, Stephanie welcomes NFL chaplain and Pastor Jonathan Evans for a no-nonsense conversation about our investment as parents for the Kingdom of God. With his trademark candid and bold kindness, Jonathan shares his approach to parenting, as well as what he learned from his parents,...

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Why does humility matter? | God's Glory, Our Delight May 31, 2022

Jesus' humility as the roadmap to glory.

Episode 151 - Stephanie humbly invites us to dive into the meaning and expression of humility in Jesus's life. It started even before His incarnation - when He left the beauty and perfection of heaven to come dwell on planet earth, with a human body, and...

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Delighting in God leads to the feast of Scripture. May 25, 2022

[This article was originally published on the May 2022 GLOBE ISSUE of Christianity Today.]

By Stéphanie Rousselle

Cumin. Cilantro. Cinnamon. Cardamom. Chai. Chile. Colors and smells enthralled my senses as our guests walked in the door, bringing into our French home much more than...

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Why is delight in God essential? | God's Glory, Our Delight May 24, 2022

What does it mean to delight in God?

Episode 150 - Why does it matter to delight in God? Why does God command us to delight in Him and enjoy Him forever? Doesn't that sound like the whinings of an egotistic tyrant, an insecure bully in search of affirmation, or a boastful narcissist? Stephanie...

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Overcoming shame with beauty | with psychiatrist Curt Thompson May 17, 2022

Practicing for heaven | our calling today

Episode 149 – Curt Thompson joins Stephanie to share in the experience of delighting in the glory of God through our eponymous series. They discuss the role of beauty in our identity—its creation and our awareness of it. They discuss the...

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What is the glory of God? | God's Glory, Our Delight May 10, 2022

The greatest quest of life.

Episode 148 - We are so excited to welcome you to our new series, God's Glory, Our Delight. Now, this sentence. It means a lot, and especially to Stephanie because it has been her own personal motto and spiritual quest for years. So, really, this is an invitation to...

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Digital detox for kids | with Molly DeFrank May 03, 2022

True freedom from digital addictions for kids and parents is possible!

Episode 147 - Are you concerned your children might be addicted to digital media? How can you know proper boundaries, and how can you weather a total digital detox without losing your mind in the process? How can you restore...

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Where can I experience God's glory? Apr 26, 2022

Episode 146 - We are so excited to welcome you to our new series, God's Glory, Our Delight. Taking delight in God: Nothing could be more important, and nothing could be more practical today.

We kick off the series with an episode that transitions us from Easter into this new season of deeper...

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God is moving in France! | with David Broussard Apr 19, 2022

Stephanie welcomes fellow Francophile David Broussard, founder and president of Impact France, for an update on what God is up to in France today. David has an unusual story of coming to faith from agnosticism while studying in France! Yes! It is one of the many parallels between his and...

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How to live a life worthy of life | Easter 2022 with Os Guinness Apr 11, 2022

Os Guinness joins us again for this special Easter 2022 episode on the meaning of life. We discuss our role in seeking God, and His role in finding us! Os says, "Without God, we cannot know God; and we know God only when we meet Him."

This Easter, we invite you to take a break from the hustle and...

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Be inspired with real-life heroes of faith | with Jasmine Holmes Apr 05, 2022

God's image carved in ebony | 10 Black women to inspire us all

Episode 143 – Jasmine Holmes joins us for an inspiring conversation about 10 seemingly unknown Black women who changed their communities when they were alive in the 18th and 19th centuries, and whose legacy can still be felt...

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Can I really make a difference? | Shades of Red Mar 29, 2022

Episode 142 - God hinted at the great reversal He would usher in to destroy the effects of the introduction of the experiential knowledge of evil into our adama lives in Genesis 3:15. And, gloriously, He chooses to use us as vessels of His redemption efforts, just as we were the vectors that...

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How can I respectfully step into the racial dialogue? | Shades of Red Mar 23, 2022

An invitation to step into the difficult conversations with humility and boldness

Episode 141 - Stephanie is joined by 3 friends to explore a cross-cultural conversation around racial dialogue. Around a cup of virtual coffee, Angel, Beth, Lindsay and Stephanie answer some key questions and invite...

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How can we fight oppression in our generation today? | Informed. Interceding. Involved. Influencing Mar 22, 2022

Episode 140 - Today we get practical. Stephanie gives us 4 clear steps that we can all take, and that we can trust will make a difference. They are the four I's:

- Information

- Intercession

- Involvement

- Influence.

This is not just a cute mnemonic decvice; it is deeply rooted in Scripture and...

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Repairing racial brokenness | A fresh vision for deep healing with Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson Mar 15, 2022

Episode 139 - Christians are awakening to the legacy of racism in America like never before. While public conversations regarding the realities of racial division and inequalities have surged in recent years, so has the public outcry to work toward the long-awaited healing of these wounds. But...

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What does the Bible teach about slavery? | Paul's letter to Philemon Mar 08, 2022

Episode 138 - in Shades of Red, our series on the consequences of sin on human relationships, Stephanie now takes a moment to ponder Paul's words to his dear friend Philemon. In this short letter, tucked towards the end of your Bible, many have found discomfort and controversy because Paul does...

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