About jasonbyerly

Writer. Children's Pastor. Husband. Dad. All around lucky guy.

Holiday Road Episode 7: Better Late Than Never

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Have you ever wondered if God is actually working in your life?  Are you changing, growing spiritually or just kidding yourself?  Check out this story about a backyard pumpkin patch and what we can learn about how God works beneath the surface in our lives.

Listen to this episode on iTunes.

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. – Galatians 6:9 (NLT)

It’s not important who does the planting or who does the watering.  What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.  – 1 Corinthians 3:7 (NLT)

For more fall-themed devotions, check out my book, Tales from the Leaf Pile, available on Amazon in paperback or ebook.

Holiday Road Episode 6: True Colors

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One of my favorite parts about autumn is the changing colors of the trees.   If you take a closer look at this process, you’ll see that God has hard-wired into creation a beautiful picture of the spiritual life.

In today’s episode we’ll take a look at how and why the leaves change color and what the Bible has to say about how God works through the hard stuff in life.

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For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.  Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! – 2 Cor 4:17 (NLT)

If you want to learn more about the science behind the changing fall colors, you can read more about that here and here.

For more fall-themed devotions, check out my book, Tales from the Leaf Pile, available on Amazon in paperback or ebook.

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Holiday Road Episode 5: Finding the Perfect Pumpkin

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In today’s episode we’ll talk about how a trip to the pumpkin patch with a couple of preschoolers can teach you a lot about the grace of God.  If you’ve ever felt left out, overlooked or abandoned, this is a story you need to hear.

You can listen here in iTunes.

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. – Ephesians 1:4-5 (NLT)

You did not choose me, but I chose you. – John 15:16a (NIV)

For more fall-themed devotions, check out my book, Tales from the Leaf Pile, available on Amazon in paperback or ebook.

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