Author: thefirstthings

Episode 14 – Micro-Historian Mary Douglass

Fifteen years ago at our wedding, Aunt Mary gave Chad and I the most interesting and priceless wedding gift. The gift was a book containing the genealogy of Chad’s family dating back to the early 18th century. In this episode, I invited our family historian Aunt Mary Douglass to share colorful stories from our past […]

Episode 13: Judy Abel Luton – My Redeemer Lives

Surely God is good and would not take a mother’s son, surely He would not allow her surviving daughter to die, surely God would not then take her husband! On Episode 14 of The First Things podcast we hear the testimony of Judy Abel Luton. Judy has walked through the valley of the shadow, she […]

Episode 12: Mothering By Faith – Diana Lane

I’m so excited to share this special Mother’s Day episode with you! My guest is Diana Lane, My amazing mother! My mother has been a pastor’s wife for over 40 years, co-founder of Citychurch, a homeschool mom of 3 (before it was cool), and Nana to 14 bright grandkids. In this episode, we discuss being […]

Episode 11: Matters Of The Heart Series – Gratitude

“The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.” Psalm 24:1 Do you believe this? That everything belongs to God and every good thing in our life comes from Him? (James 1:17) Having this perspective on life changes everything. This truth humbles our hearts, causes us to be […]

Episode 10: Matters Of The Heart Series – Jenny Broughton

  You will not want to miss hearing the testimony of my friend Jenny Broughton. In Episode 10 of The First Thing’s Podcast Jenny shares how she came to faith in Jesus as a young girl living in the Baptist Children’s Home. Through the Godly influence of her house mother and other caring women, Jenny […]

Episode 09: Stacy Neuschaefer – Laugh, Cry & Pray

Motherhood is serious business! We need our mom friends to laugh, cry and pray with! In this episode, Stacy Neuschaefer shares how early on in her life as a mom she knew she was going to need help from the Lord. She began attending a weekly Moms In Prayer Group and devoted time each week […]

Episode 08: Matters Of The Heart Series – Mrs. Mack interview

  With Mother’s Day approaching, we are beginning a new series on The First Things Podcast called, “Matters Of The Heart”. In this series we will hear amazing stories from women who have led with their heart and given their best to care for the people God placed in their lives.  In this episode we […]

Episode 07- Mona Sabah Earnest: A Former Muslim’s View of The Cross

  In this episode we will hear a beautiful testimony from Author and Speaker Mona Sabah Earnest, a former muslim woman who’s eyes were open to the truth of the Gospel. Mona’s desire to truly know God lead her to facing the truth about her inability to earn her way into a relationship with Him. […]

Episode 06: It’s Not Over Series – Sarah Hammer

In this episode we discuss the difficult subject of unplanned pregnancy. In my interview with Sarah Hammer she shares her story of going from being a kid in the youth group, having grown up in church, to finding out she was pregnant her senior year of high school. God has been faithful to lead Sarah […]

Episode 05: It’s Not Over Series with Sarah Boggs

Have you ever just asked God to TELL you what to do so you can KNOW His will? So many times we cry out for a clear calling, all the while neglecting to follow the simple instruction found in God’s Word. On this week’s episode we get to hear from Sarah Boggs. Almost three years […]