Peace in His Presence
Are you weary and worn from constant chaos? Do you long for peace? The Peace in His Presence podcast will help you find rest for your soul through God's Word. God holds you close to His heart in His most capable hands.
info_outline Easter Joy 04/05/2021
Easter Joy Have you ever been filled with shame over something you did or didn't do? Do you ever wonder if God could forgive you? As we enter into the story in John 21, we see Jesus making breakfast for the disciples. They had abandoned their teacher and friend in his greatest hour of need and yet, we find Jesus serving them. It reminds me of the table God prepares for us as we gather for worship and we partake of the Lord's Supper. It is given to us even though we do not deserve it and we have not earned it. Rest in God's grace for you.
info_outline Ragged 03/21/2021
Ragged Michelle sits down with Gretchen Ronnevik to talk about her book, (Click here to check out the book.) The spiritual disciplines are an act of remembrance of God’s grace, not a means of obtaining it or manipulating it. It's about resting in who God is and His promises to you. Take some time to enjoy this grace-filled conversation. May it encourage your heart. Click on the following Links to Connect with Gretchen.
info_outline God's Comfort for Anxious Thoughts 03/14/2021
God's Comfort for Anxious Thoughts In this interview, Michelle talks to Author, Lindsay Hausch about her soon-to-release book, Take Heart: God's Comfort For Anxious Thoughts. In the interview, we talk about this question? What if God could use your anxious thoughts to draw you closer to Him? We often feel shame over our anxious thoughts because we think God might be disappointed in us, but He isn't. God meets us right where we are at and fills us with His peace and joy.
info_outline God Keeps Track of Your Tears 02/28/2021
God Keeps Track of Your Tears Your tears matter to God. He meets you right where you are at and collects your sorrow. He loves you beyond measure. In this episode, Michelle takes a look at Psalm 56. "You’ve kept track of all my wandering and my weeping. You’ve stored my many tears in your bottle—not one will be lost. For they are all recorded in your book of remembrance." Psalm 56:8
info_outline When Life Feels Uncertain, Rest in God's promises 02/01/2021
When Life Feels Uncertain, Rest in God's promises Are you struggling with the uncertainty of life right now? Are you worn out and weary from trying to manage life through a pandemic? In this episode, Michelle talks about the promises God has for you, in Isaiah 43. Lean in and listen and rest in God's promises to you. They are true today, tomorrow, and always.
info_outline Pouring Out Your Sorrow Before God 01/18/2021
Pouring Out Your Sorrow Before God When sorrow fills our hearts, God has given us a path through the pain, through Lament. In this episode, Michelle walks you through Psalm 77 to show you what Lament looks like. God meets us in the brokenness of our lives, and lament takes us from heartache to hope as we remember the promises of God.
info_outline When Christmas Looks Different 12/22/2020
When Christmas Looks Different Does Christmas look different for you this year? Perhaps you had plans and now they have all changed. Friends, your sorrow is real. This year has been difficult and the uncertainty is still lingering. There is joy with the sorrow, because our Emmanuel, God with us, has stepped into the brokenness, bringing us His peace. Jesus will be with us as we navigate through this Christmas season, but He is here and He will never leave our side. Please know I am praying for you. I will be taking a break until January 18, 2021. Merry Christmas from my family to yours.
info_outline Advent Reflections: When Joy and Sorrow Meet 12/15/2020
Advent Reflections: When Joy and Sorrow Meet Come just as you are; the Lord is near. In this season of joy, we may not feel joyful, and so what can we do? God wants us to come and bring all of our emotions and thoughts before Him. He meets us right where we are at and gives us what we need to face each moment. Join Michelle as she talks to author and speaker, Deb Burma. This episode was originally a Facebook live devotion.
info_outline Advent Reflections: The Gift of God's Comfort and Peace 12/06/2020
Advent Reflections: The Gift of God's Comfort and Peace God gives us the gift of His comfort and His peace. In this season of waiting, He meets us right where we are at and gives us what we need. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27
info_outline Light in the Darkness: Week One Advent Reflections 11/29/2020
Light in the Darkness: Week One Advent Reflections Advent is a time for reflection and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ. Have you ever sat in darkness? The Lord will be a light for you. Whatever you might be facing during this advent season please know God holds you in His capable hands.
info_outline Jesus Comes To Us In Our Brokenness 11/22/2020
Jesus Comes To Us In Our Brokenness Gratitude isn't about what we do for God. It's about what He is doing and has done for us. Jesus comes to us in our brokenness and gives us what we need. He fills us with the peace of His presence. I loved talking to Heidi Goehmann in this episode and I think you will enjoy listening.
info_outline Jesus Gives Us Joy Beyond Measure 11/16/2020
Jesus Gives Us Joy Beyond Measure Does your heart need to be strengthened today? Jesus gives us joy to face each moment. In this episode, Michelle talks to Deb Buma about joy and how it is a gift from God. It is not something that we have to earn, it is freely given. Michelle and Deb also talk about anxiety and how God guards our hearts and give us peace and joy.
info_outline How Gratitude Helps Us When We Struggle with Negative Emotions 11/09/2020
How Gratitude Helps Us When We Struggle with Negative Emotions Michelle talks to Doctor Kim Marxhausen in this episode about gratitude and how it changes our way of thinking. Kim has studied Positive Psychology and how our brains work. If you find yourself struggling with negative emotions you will be encouraged to hear how God has made your brain in an incredible way. My conversation with Kim blessed me and I know it will do the same for you too.
info_outline Raise a Hallelujah (Finding Peace in Joy and Gratitude) 11/01/2020
Raise a Hallelujah (Finding Peace in Joy and Gratitude) What can you do when negative emotions swirl around you? Gratitude can change the neural pathways in your brain, God has given us a gift in being able to practice gratitude.
info_outline How to abide in Jesus when life feels uncertain and anxious 10/25/2020
How to abide in Jesus when life feels uncertain and anxious Almost everywhere we go we hear about anxiety and overwhelm as we navigate through COVID 19. There are so many uncertainties as we try to make plans to go to church, school, travel, all of the normal activities we once participated in, we now have to look at differently. It causes stress and worries to seep into our souls and we find ourselves worn and weary from our brains having to think through situations we never had to think through before. This season on the podcast, I am looking at verses that will help us to Pause in God’s Presence so we can remember who God is and remember who we are as His children. (Click on her name to go to her website) joins me on the podcast to talk about Philippians 4:6 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." We also talk about her book (Click on the book title to check it out on Amazon.)
info_outline How Does God Help You When The Problem Doesn't Go Away? 10/11/2020
How Does God Help You When The Problem Doesn't Go Away? Sometimes God doesn't answer our prayers the way we want Him too. It's hard when that happens. But God promises us that His grace is sufficient for us. Are you facing a challenge that seems like it will never end? Take some time to lean in and listen to my conversation with (click on her name to visit her website). I know it will encourage you and remind you that you are always wrapped in God's grace.
info_outline Trusting God In And Through The Storms of Life 10/10/2020
Trusting God In And Through The Storms of Life Are you facing any storms? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and frustrated? In this episode, Michelle shares five you can do when you feel overwhelmed by the storms of life. Please take the time to fill out the listener survey. It will help Michelle create future content for the podcast.
info_outline Praying Through the Storm 09/27/2020
Praying Through the Storm What do you when life feels shaken and out of control? The storms of life can come crashing down on us and leave destruction and devastation. Jesus never leaves our side, He walks with us through the storm and carries us when necessary. Michelle talks about Isaiah 54:10 on the podcast this week. “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”
info_outline God Renews Your Strength 09/14/2020
God Renews Your Strength Do you feel worn and weary? God promises us in Isaiah 40 to renew our strength. Michelle talks to Dornia Gilmore Young about what it means to soar like an eagle and how God renew's our strength. We also talk about Dorina's book: Walk Run Soar.
info_outline God Is Your Hiding Place 09/07/2020
God Is Your Hiding Place Do you ever get stuck in your thoughts? Do you label your thoughts as negative or positive? You can bring all of your thoughts before God and find refuge in Him. Learn how to Pause in God's presence and receive from Him the gifts that only He can give.
info_outline Coping With Uncertainty 08/27/2020
Coping With Uncertainty Life feels uncertain and unsettled right now? How do we cope with all of the emotions and feelings we are dealing with right now? How do we help our children and grandchildren? Please listen into the conversation that I had with mental health advocate, Heidi Goehman. In this episode, she will share practical tips and ideas on how to navigate through uncertainty. If you would like to connect with
info_outline Facing the Giants with God's Peace 08/17/2020
Facing the Giants with God's Peace Have you ever faced a problem you could not fix? You long for a solution but there isn't one in sight. You can find peace and comfort in knowing that God walks with you the challenge and will give you His strength.
info_outline God Gives You Peace When Life Feels Impossible 08/04/2020
God Gives You Peace When Life Feels Impossible Life is often filled with difficult decisions. How do you make a choice when you don't like the options you have? In this episode, we are going to talk about Red Sea Moments and how God helps us through them.
info_outline The Good Shepherd Will Walk With You Through all of Your Days 07/24/2020
The Good Shepherd Will Walk With You Through all of Your Days God's unfailing love will follow you all the days of your life. God's love will surround you in every moment of your life. Join Michelle as we look at the final verse of Psalm 23
info_outline The Good Shepherd Overflows Your Life with His Love For you 07/20/2020
The Good Shepherd Overflows Your Life with His Love For you May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 God's love for you never ends. The God of the Universe loves you perfectly. He calls you by name, and you are precious to Him. Join Michelle as we continue to look at Psalm 23.