Virginia Ripple's Podcast
One Servant's Heart
The Burdens We Bear
February 27, 2015 11:43 AM PST
In Matthew 7 1-2, Jesus tells us that how we judge others will be used as the measurement of judgement for ourselves.
We know the fear of being seen as a bad parent, but what can we do about it? In this message we look at that fear and how to use Jesus's admonition against casting judgement to escape it.Being Strong When You're Terrified
January 28, 2015 12:46 PM PST
We’ve heard the stories of brave men and women of all ages who face terrifying situations and demonstrate a faith most of us can only wonder at. We hold them up as heroes, and rightly so. And yet, most of us will never face a situation like that, so we are left feeling somehow weaker, not knowing if we could ever be that brave, have that much faith. What do we know of fear and being strong in the face of terror?
The truth is, we all face overwhelming fear at some point in our lives. In this message, learn how to quiet your heart and mind to hear how God is taking care of you.Harvesting What You Sow
October 03, 2014 12:26 PM PDT
In Galations 6 1-10, Paul tells us we must be mindful of our thoughts, words and actions lest we reap sour grapes rather than sweet apples. In this month's message we consider how sowing seeds of love and kindness will bring the harvest of happier people and a better future.God and the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich
September 09, 2014 08:30 AM PDT
In Matthew 6 26-34, Jesus reminds us that God is in control, yet we continue to worry about each challenge and crisis we're in.Letting Go
August 05, 2014 06:45 AM PDT
In Psalm 47, God tells us to let go of our worries, yet, like the disciples in Mark 4 35-41, we fear the storms in our lives are bigger than the power of Jesus.Chinese Checkers, God, and Me
June 30, 2014 11:17 AM PDT
Reaching our personal goals, our dreams, maybe even our destinies becomes a real possibility when we begin acting more like Jesus and doing what is best for us rather than facing off with opponents.The Boneyard
June 04, 2014 08:26 AM PDT
Through Ezekial 37:1-14, and with the help of Randy Travis's "Diggin Up Bones", we gain hope that God can resurrect our lives no matter how dry and scattered it may seem to us.No Fear In Love
May 07, 2014 07:00 AM PDT
Love without strings. How many of us have yearned for that at one time or another?
In this month's message we take a look at 1 John 4:18 to discover how perfect love casts out fear.New Beginnings
April 01, 2014 12:13 PM PDT
In our lives, we can’t just look at a calendar and realize that a new
In this month's message we take a look at Isaiah 61:10-62:3 to discover what it means to be in between new beginnings and what God wants us to do during what can be a difficult time.The Hardest Commandment
March 05, 2014 08:34 AM PST
Loving the lovable is easy, but what are we to do with those we can’t stand?
In this month’s message we take a look at John 15:9-17 to try to understand Jesus’s command to his followers to “love one another as I have loved you.”
Discovering the life God meant for us one moment at a time
Throughout Virginia's life she has balanced a call to minister and a call to write. After receiving her BA in English, she went on to become a seminary student at Brite Divinity, an Associate Minister and a church elder. Virginia re-discovered her passion for writing while in graduate school and with it a new direction for her life. Since then she has balanced her time between her career as an independent author and being a loving wife and mother.
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