Author: thefirstthings

Episode 17: Aja’e Dewitt-Davis Interview

The life Aja’e Dewitt-Davis got off to a fragile start. His mother, who was barely 17 years old,  didn’t know she was pregnant at the time until she unexpectantly delivered in the girl’s restroom of the Midland High School. A’jae’s mother decided from that day forward to raise him the best she could, even though […]

Episode 16: Don Lowrey interview – “I Will Be A Witness”

Where can we go where we would be out of the presence of God? What kind of darkness would it take to hide us from the holy light of His presence? Psalm 139 tells us that even if we ascend to the Heavens, or make our bed in hell, we cannot outrun the presence of […]

Episode 15: God Go With You – Danielle Smith Interview

In this episode we hear the story of the great man behind the iconic Big Ed Burgers! Not only did “Big Ed”, also known as Ed Thompson,  cook burgers and serve them with love, he also left behind a legacy of serving his family as a faithful husband and devoted father. As a young father […]

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 […]