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NewLSFB544: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – 1 Thessalonians 1-3

Just a short background on 1 Thessalonians before I share a few of my thoughts from today’s reading: It is thought by many scholars that this is the oldest of Paul’s letters (or epistles) to the churches. Thessalonica was the major city in Macedonia when Paul wrote to the church there. The church had as…

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NewLSFB540: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Colossians 1 and 2 Revisited

In the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Colossians, Paul does something that probably most of us don’t do. How often have you ever gone up to someone in your church or even just in your life and told them how thankful you were for the obvious gifts God has given them? In Colossians,…

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NewLSFB499: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Romans 15 and 16

Verse 4 of chapter 15 seems to be especially fitting for us today, as we look at the mess our world is in. Paul wrote: Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us. The Scriptures give us patience and encouragement so that we can have hope.

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Lifespring!210 “An Interview With Adrina Thorpe, Part 1”

An Interview With Adrina Thorpe Adrina Thorpe is one of my favorite singer/songwriters. I’ve known her now for about six years. She has a sweet, clear voice and the heart of a poet. Her music first came to my attention in the early days of podcasting, and she was one of the early stars of…

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Lifespring!209 “Interview With Steven and Maryanne Abbate – The 5th Quarter” Part 3

Brought to  you by:   The Final Episode of our interview with Steven and Maryanne Abbate Steven and Maryanne talk about how their marriage survived the loss of their fifteen year old son, Luke. In addition they discuss how their family and priorities have changed, and their reasons for opening their lives for public view….

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Lifespring!208 “Interview With Steven and Maryanne Abbate – The 5th Quarter” Part 2

  Today we’ll hear part 2 of my interview with Steven and Maryanne Abbate, parents of a whole family of great kids, one of whom, Luke,  was tragically killed in an automobile accident in February of 2006. A movie has been made about the accident and how the Abbate family has coped with the loss,…

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Lifespring!207 “Interview With Steven and Maryanne Abbate – The 5th Quarter” Part 1

The 5th Quarter   Today, I have part one of another story that will grab your heart and then, I think, ultimately encourage you to praise God. It’s the story of the Abbate family. Husband Steven and his wife, Maryanne, and their children Adam, Rachel, Jon and Luke. If you are from the Atlanta, Georgia…

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Lifespring!201 “A Conversation With Aaron Crider”

Aaron Crider is a worship leader and social justice advocate.  His is working with several non-profits to help raise awareness about child soldiers and issues surrounding human trafficking. His new album, The Change, looks deeply at these issues as well his own personal struggles.  Aaron and his wife have lost 3 babies and have a…

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Lifespring!200 “A Free Flying Lesson” With Bryan Duncan

Another “Milestone” Wow. 200 shows. I’m not going to spend a lot of time waxing poetic at this point about the past 200 shows, but I would like to express my thanks to those of you who are a part of the Lifespring! family. You’re awesome. And I want to thank God for calling me…

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