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The Kitchen Table #42: Remaining Hopeful in a Cynical World

Are you a Negative Nancy? When you look around at our society, do you struggle to with a doom and gloom attitude?  This week on the Shine.FM’s The Kitchen Table podcast, ministry director Brian McIntyre Utter and his son Jake talk at the table about keeping focused on our Hope in a cynical world. In Music Matters, music from Tenth Avenue North and All Sons & Daughters, and an oldie, but goldie from Michael W. Smith In Culture Shock, a couple of difference makers impacting culture in new ways. Be sure to subscribe to get all our Shine.FM podcasts.

https://youtu.be/pxVVZJn3vBo

Shine.FM Momcast #12: Parenting a Special Needs Child

Today on the Shine.FM Momcast our guest is Stacy Faulkner. She is a wife, mom and Digital Relations and Event Coordinator at Hopefm and Power 883 in Port Huron, MI.  Today we hear Stacy’s story of longing for a child, adopting a child, and now the challenges and joys that come from be a mom of a special needs child.

https://youtu.be/8oflP6PyBn8

The Kitchen Table #41: Yes, It’s OK to Question God

Is it wrong to doubt? Is our faith not strong enough or is this how we grow? This week on the Shine.FM’s The Kitchen Table podcast, ministry director Brian McIntyre Utter and his son Jake share across the table about asking the tough faith questions and being bold enough to answer them or admitting we don’t have the answer. In Music Matters, music from JJ Weeks and Kings Kaleidoscope, and an oldie, but goldie from Benny Hester. In Culture Shock, some biblical sessions from the musical Les Miserables. Be sure to subscribe to get all our Shine.FM podcasts.

Shine.FM Momcast #11: Funding Your Child’s Education

Today on the Shine.FM Momcast is Joseph Duea, CLTC, FIC; Workshop Speaker and Church Relationships.  He is an advisor wtih Thrivent Scholars Advisor Network.  We are discussing saving for your child’s college education and how financial aid works and the admissions process.There are a couple of events coming up to get more April 23 and 24th, 2019 8pm at All Saints Lutheran Church in Orland Park, IL.  Joe talks about the Thrivent Students Resources page:  https://www.thriventstudentresources.com/registration/tsan/joe.duea.

The Kitchen Table #40: Jumping Off The Shirt Tales

Teenagers can only ride along on their parents’ faith shirt tales for so long. There comes a time to make our faith journey our own. How do we help them as parents make the jump? This week on the Shine.FM’s The Kitchen Table podcast, ministry director Brian McIntyre Utter and his son Jake share across the table about what parents can do to help their kids develop their own faith. In Music Matters, music from ‘This Is Us’ star Chrissy Metz and Jonathan David & Melissa Helser, and an oldie, but goldie from Charlie Peacock. In Culture Shock, reflections about Palm Sunday and another app to keep an eye out for. Be sure to subscribe to get all our Shine.FM podcasts.

The Kitchen Table #39: Our Identity Crisis

The perfect selfie, touched up in PhotoShop and layers with filters…is this our true identity? This week on the Shine.FM’s The Kitchen Table podcast, ministry director Brian McIntyre Utter and his son Jake share across the table about true identity and where we find it. In Music Matters, music from Unspoken and Chance The Rapper, and an oldie, but goldie from Bryan Duncan. In Culture Shock, how to love a teenager. Be sure to subscribe to get all our Shine.FM podcasts.

The Kitchen Table #38: The Christian Witness in an Entitlement Culture

Everyone is talking about the college admissions scandal and that begs the question: Is Entitlement just a part of our the US Culture? This week on the Shine.FM’s The Kitchen Table podcast, ministry director Brian McIntyre Utter and his son Jake share across the table about when our Christian walk intersects with the entitlement culture and what we can teach our kids differently. In Music Matters, music from Tauren Wells and Capital City Music featuring Dion Davis, and an oldie, but goldie from Mark Farner. In Culture Shock, how to talk to our kids about the dangers of Juuling. Be sure to subscribe to get all our Shine.FM podcasts.

https://youtu.be/UQ-ltkZe9f4

Shine 180: Sam

(Parental Warning: Due to discussions on suicide, parental guidance is suggested)
Shine 180…stories of lives transformed by God because of your faithfulness.
We are all on a journey. We are all at different points on our journey….and that’s OK. 
The purpose of our journey is simple, but sometimes difficult…keep moving forward becoming more like Jesus.
Mental illness…we often avoid talking about it. With 1 in 4 people affected with mental illness, it’s now part of our everyday lives. Here’s Sam’s story.

The Kitchen Table #36: Why Humility Matters

This week on the Shine.FM’s The Kitchen Table podcast, ministry director Brian McIntyre Utter and his son Jake talk across the table about why it’s important to go against cultural norms and practice humility. In Music Matters, music from Building 429, Of The Land, and an oldie, but goldie from Crystal Lewis. In Culture Shock, the father/son duo look at the latest Barna study on what it means to have a spiritual vibrant home. Be sure to subscribe to get all our Shine.FM podcasts.

Shine.FM MomCast #9: Post-Abortion Hope and Healing

(Parental Warning: Due to some graphic content, this podcast is cautioned for children under age 13)
Join Shine.FM’s Heather Erbe this week a she talks with special guest Aimee Beltran.  Aimee is the Director of Community Impact at Northpointe Community Church in Dewitt, Michigan.  She is also a leader of Surrendering the Secret post-abortive groups.  Aimee shares her story of healing and more about groups that help women who are post-abortive. You can find out more about post-abortive groups across the country at Surrendering the Secret.