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Understanding the Mystery of Prayer and God's Promises

Heart of the Matter Radio

Release Date: 05/24/2019

Special Edition: Responding to the Roe v Wade Backlash show art Special Edition: Responding to the Roe v Wade Backlash

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We have been working and praying for years to see Roe v Wade overturned, and we rejoice with this court decision. However, we ache to see angry people in the streets, the nasty signs, and the threats to the court members. How should we respond to this backlash? and vitural assistant, joins us today as we talk about God's love in the midst of chaos.

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Thinking Deeper: How to Survive a Medical Emergency show art Thinking Deeper: How to Survive a Medical Emergency

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My guest this week was . She suffered a stroke at 29, but she survived. As she told her story, she praised her husband for his loyal support. She also offered clues on keeping a marriage strong through adversity.

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Thinking Deeper: Teach Your Kids to Respect Their Father show art Thinking Deeper: Teach Your Kids to Respect Their Father

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Sunday is Father's day. When my children were young, I encouraged them to come up with ideas to celebrate dad. However, to do that, you have to teach them to respect him all year.  My guest this week was and she shared her thoughts on teaching respect.  In addition, I'm offering moms a for Father's Day. You can learn ways to show your hubby he's special all year. 

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Thinking Deeper: Helping Your Disabled Child show art Thinking Deeper: Helping Your Disabled Child

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Nothing hurts like watching your child struggle to learn. I've been there. This week, and explained how she ministers to families with disabled children.

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Thinking Deeper: How to Resolve Conflict show art Thinking Deeper: How to Resolve Conflict

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As women, we tend to avoid conflict. We want our nest to be safe and peaceful. However, we cannot avoid conflict. Right now, our world overeflows with it. Oletha Barnett was my guest this week. She runs which assists churches, schools and families manage conflict with Biblical principles. She shared her thoughts on how to navigate tense situations.

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Thinking Deeper: Remembering and Celebrating Memorial Day show art Thinking Deeper: Remembering and Celebrating Memorial Day

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This is Memorial Day weekend, and we need to remember the warriors who kept us free. This week, Carla Morris told her father's story. He was a 'silent peacekeeper' in the Airforce, and officials have declassified his job. He cared for the atomic bomb. Learn about his airforce here. And see a video .

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Thinking Deeper: Momlife chat with Mother and Daughter Team FINAL show art Thinking Deeper: Momlife chat with Mother and Daughter Team FINAL

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This week we have a special treat: a mother/daughter team who chat about mothering issues. We often think of tension between moms and daughters. get along well and share mothering secrets.

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Thinking Deeper: How to Survive Pregnancy After Loss show art Thinking Deeper: How to Survive Pregnancy After Loss

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Women want to be moms, and ofen we have no issues carrying a child. However, a miscarriage hurts, and you realize so many things can go wrong. The next pregnancy frightens her. My guest this week was who wrote about losing two different babies. She explains her emotions and tells how she survived.

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Thinking Deeper: How to Support Moms Who Are Different show art Thinking Deeper: How to Support Moms Who Are Different

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As I was folding clothes, I recalled my mother folded towels in thirds and in thirds again. I assumed everyone folded them that way. Looking back, I wonder if she folded them so they would fit in her narrow linen closet, but I've seen lots of other was to fold towels. This week we celebrate Mother's Day. And my guest and I talked about how to encourage moms who might do things differently.  had seven children and gained so much knowlege to share.

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Thinking Deeper: How to Teach the Birds n Bees in Our Culture show art Thinking Deeper: How to Teach the Birds n Bees in Our Culture

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I used to watch cartoons when I was young, but today your child may get inappropriate messages. The new sexual agenda permeates our society. Hillary Ferrer was my guest. Her ministry is and she talks about what a parent can do to make a difference today. We discussed her book, Mama Bear Apologetics: Guide to Sexuality.

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As a preteen, I prayed for Mom to get the wall-to-wall carpet she longed for. Later, my parents won a contest and received carpet for their living room and dining room. Mom was thrilled, and both parents considered me an incredible prayer warrior. 

I look back now and wonder if that was God's encouragement. As an adult, I've had times prayer frustrated me. I prayed so hard and cared so deeply. Why didn't God answer. 

My husband, Ray Simmons, a teaching elder at our church offers answers. 

The photo is an Olive tree in the Garden of Gethsemene