Bold Living is a weekly talk show meant to approach life with grace and grit in order to challenge, encourage, equip and propel listeners towards bolder choices! Each week Diane discusses a topic that encourages people to add vivid boldness to every area of their life. Energetic, informative guests round out the conversation. Listeners may tune in to KPXQ 1360 AM Saturdays at 11:05 AM (MST) or visit DianeMarkins.com to hear podcasts any time. They will also find blog posts with great tips, inspiration and resources. Check it out and Be your bold self!
Got Grace? “Proof” Says that’s Enough
Martin Luther once commented that humanity after the fall is no longer able to imagine any way to be made right with God other than works. Our tendency by nature is to slip into the delusion that our standing before God somehow depends on what we do.
It takes courage, work, time, and money to customize your parenting. It requires that you truly understand what makes each child “tick.” It may involve rejecting commonly accepted practices. In short, it means embracing your God-given calling to be a parent and designing a home in which each child can thrive.
Why Pray if God Doesn’t Listen? Nothing Gets past Him!
Hannah wanted a baby so badly she offered to give him back to God if He would just give her a son. She didn’t get that son immediately, but “Scripture says “in due time” God gave her a son who would be one of Israel’s greatest prophets and priests and who would help turn the nation’s heart back toward God.
Worry is a Killer
Stress will (not might) impact your physical health. From weight (loss/gain), interest in sex and sleep patterns to serious illness, stress can kill you. Relationships, job performance and joy are often impacted as well. Even your relationship with God can take a big hit.
Unloading “Love” Baggage and Toxic Behavior
Experts say that we gravitate towards friends and relationships within a ten-point spread of our IQ. We are more naturally comfortable around those with whom we can intellectually relate. Likewise, in the realm of soul-health, we also attract those with whom we are most emotionally compatible. Putting it another way, baggage attracts baggage.
Healing a Moms Shattered Heart
The Lord would send people to comfort me, but I didn’t really want the comfort. I wanted to make sense of this tragedy. The intensity of the pain was consuming my heart. On top of all of this, I was dealing with the struggle of the physical pain from a fall that I had experienced. I found out later from my doctor that I fell because a chemical imbalance related to this trauma had weakened my legs.