Here are spaces that we have been able to engage outside our normal outlets.
Paul Granger talks about his recent podcast series on navigating church hurt and what he learned about why some people stay connected while others walk away.
This is my interview with Paul Granger, where Paul shares his story of Faith, not only ordinary Faith but a story of Crazy Faith. We can choose to believe that God is God and God is good, regardless of the circumstances.
"Paul dived deep into Talent discovery and how to go about developing your God given talent, According to Paul the Holy Spirit is the help you need in terms of cultivating your God given talent, you'll just find yourself displaying it,and your manifestation will keep others in amazement."
When I sat down with Ken from The Jar, I knew it was going to be a unique conversation. Ken's premise is really special; based on his personal journey, he crafted a series of questions that landed in a beautiful custom jar, and as the guest pulls them randomly a new journey begins. These are deep, meaningful questions that cultivate rich dialogue. Ken and I had a fantastic time together, hitting moments throughout out my life that you know, and at least one that you don't.
In this video, I had a chat with Paul Granger on how to make sense of your season of waiting. During this season of waiting, we can find ourselves filled with a range of emotions, from confusion to uncertainty to mourning. This waiting can be frustrating, but it's also a time of growth and learning. We can learn from our struggles and find hope in God's plan. We can find comfort in the knowledge that God is always with us.
Trusting in God's presence and goodness is a simple enough concept, but let's not mistake that for being easy. In today's episode, Sue engages with a brother in Christ, Paul Granger, to spur us on as we seek to trust God when our human understanding is leading us astray.
God desires to connect with us (in the singular and plural sense), and our invitation is to trust and step towards that invitation, even amidst hardship.
Can you seek God when things are hard? When you have no strength? When you have no idea what seeking God even means? What if it's simpler than we realize?
Does addiction disqualify you from being used by God? Can you even connect with God when you keep relapsing? Is addiction only drugs and alcohol, or do we all wrestle with addiction in some way, and how does that realization change everything?
Can we encounter God in hardship? In frustrating interactions? The truth is we can experience God in the most unexpected of places, and through people we may be prone to write off.
If you felt like God told you to not keep working at a typical job but instead, step out in faith and serve him, (even with a wife and family), would you do it? We will talk to Paul Granger from YWAM, who did it and is still doing it, next, on the Church Solutions Podcast!
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Have you been wanting to get more into the Word, but find yourself intimidated or at a loss for how to start? The conversation will make engaging God through His Word accessible.
How do we make space to seek God in our everyday life? How do we allow God to use us, even if we are convinced we have nothing to offer?
In this episode, we take a look at suffering and what it looks like in God's eyes. Today's guest, Paul Granger, host of the Where Did You See God podcast, and I discuss suffering in a biblical context.
suf·fer·ing: /ˈsəf(ə)riNG/ the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship.
Nothing about that description sounds like anything that any of us would ever seek and yet, it's a thing we all have dealt with, and may very well have to deal with again.
In this clip from YWAM Richmond's Discipleship Bible School, Paul presses students to be willing to "Hold things loosely" as they explore who the Spirit is and how to invite him into their lives.
Exploring how to be resilient by remembering that God is God and God is good. How can we be encouraged by looking back at God's faithfulness through challenge?
Hear the story behind "A Journey through Revelation (for the person who doesn't want to read Revelation." "This week, my special guest and I talk about the gifts God provides and how He invites us into spaces for us to read and hear His Word, process God’s message to us, and respond accordingly. Stick around to the end, for we have a cute little cameo appearance as we wrap up our conversation."
"We talk about the struggle we all face in making the choice between our faith and our flesh, and the heartbreaking moment when he truly had to choose what he was going to believe about God. We also talk about having a willingness to step toward God and engage in humble introspection to allow God to show us what we need to see, and Paul shares “the most dangerous prayer” with us (it’s potent and powerful!)."
How can (and should) our faith intersect with our every day lives? In this episode we press into how we process God, how we rely on human logic, and how we can see our neighbors.
How does God define success? What if success isn't actually determined by our skills, intelligence, resources, or capacity? If you're struggling with the idea of success, this conversation may encourage you.
Michael and Paul explore what it means to be intentional with our relationship with God, and how that can utterly change everything.
This conversation on community-based ministry takes us into what Jesus is inviting us into when he calls us to "go and make disciples."
In this episode, Paul shares a story called the "The Crazy Prayer Thing": the time he believed God was inviting him to pursue an impossible house -- which he didn't even want -- and following it with, "but I'm not promising you're going to get it." We also spend time talking about what God/Universe/Higher Power is and how we can view our intuitive nudges as actual communication from this higher power to create a magical and abundant life better than we ever imagined.
How accessible is it to seek God? As we do, what is his invitation for us regarding the stories He ends up writing? How could abundantly more be in store?
If God challenged you to trust Him for the impossible, could you do it? Could you pursue something knowing you did not have the means to obtain it? Could you lose your job, not pursue another, but trust God for every financial provision you need? If you said yes, some would label your submission as crazy steps of faith; however, Paul Granger calls them invitations to know God better.
Podcaster and stay-at-home-dad Paul Granger shares about finding value in a world that celebrates workaholic men and being motivated by love rather than fear in our choices.
To transform our communities for the better we need to change the way we view ourselves. What attitudes about others are impacting how we label and view them? Paul Granger shares how he is providing pastoral support, creating space for conversation and community, and advocating for those that may go unseen.
Paul shares his story of being in a difficult work environment, how God invited him to stay though things wouldn't get better, and how He was up to abundantly more.
On this episode, we speak to Paul Granger on the importance of being a shepherd to people, the way he's handled some of life's toughest challenges, and the meaning behind "God is God and God is good".
Paul and Jared take a deep dive into the intersection of faith and mental health; the missteps, the opportunities, and how God is at work in the midst.
Paul and Michael explore the accessibility of God in multiple facets of life, from the small to the big, individually or as a family.
Paul shares how he came to know and follow Jesus, and how that is accessible to all of us.
Paul and Joshua explore what it means to walk by faith when it seems everything around us is shouting for us to operate differently.
Is it possible to seek God as a family? What makes it hard? What can we do to make it possible?
Inspired by Conversation Two of the Healing Series with Darci Steiner, Paul and Monica press into the idea of suffering, and if it's possible for there to be something redemptive in the midst.
Soroya and Paul dive into not just how to seek and find God, but the undervalued gift of Shepherding, and what God might be inviting us into.
Part 1: "Taking arrows for others"
Part 2: Testimony Tuesday
Keri, Robbie, and Paul explore how anyone can seek God, no matter what their situation is.
Is God "God and good"? How do we hear and experience Him? How do we take steps of faith and obedience when it is hard to do so? Does God care about your job?
"Paul Granger is a man with an amazing story, a story of faith through difficulties that would scare the pants off of most men. Yet, despite his challenges, he has a joy, peace, and love of Our Lord that most of us would be envious of. If nothing else, take the one tiny step forward in the direction God wants - leave the rest to Him. After you do one tiny step, maybe you can do one more tiny step."
Have you ever had a big project or big task and had the guts to not pray that all goes well it, but instead to pray that God is honored by it, even if you make a mess of things? We unpack this in both written and audio form!
Sure, we can find biblical support for God speaking in Biblical times... but does He still speak? Can I hear Him? Would He even speak to me? And why does He make it SO hard to seek Him?
Sometimes it can feel like we are saying, "Here I am...where is He?!" In this talk we dive into all the questions above, and explore how we can take a simple, small step forward.
Keana journeys with me through my whole life, from losing my father to haircuts leading me to a personal relationship with God to discerning my call to today, and where I land is this: in all my moments of "finding God", it's not a credit to me, but to His pursuit.
Nori and I explore the concept of "crazy faith", and the ways we've sensed God's invitation, whether through unemployment, trusting Him as Provider, or starting podcasts.
Duke and I dive into what it means to seek God, what it means to love others, and why hard invitations may actually be an opportunity to love Him more deeply.
Mike and I explore what it means to hear from God, why we don't, and simple ways we can. We also hit a number of everyday pitfalls and how God shows us a better way.
Jen and I dive into the topic of vulnerability, and how God has equipped us to navigate this through the gift of storytelling.
Tee and I dive deep into trauma, and how we can seek God in the midst, whether the traumas are small or beyond our capacity.
Pastor David and I process how you can see God, how He can be good when bad things happen, and how each of us -- whether you believe firmly in God or question his existence -- can take singular steps towards Him.
Thola and I explore crazy invitations from God, living without a paycheck, and I open up about some hard experiences.
Genesis and I explore what it means to be a "Shepherd", and what it means to "serve" vs. "help".
Julia and I dive into Proverbs 3:5-6, and explore what God is really inviting us into regarding trust and our own understanding.
Find out how a "peacemaker" navigates an intense "Athiest vs. Christian" styled podcast, and discover that it's actually possible to converse with folks who see things differently than you.
Discussing race, the death of George Floyd, and the response of the Church.
Discussing "Prince Caspian", Chapter 4: The Dwarf Tells of Prince Caspian, from The Chronicles of Narnia.
Celebrating the hope, joy, peace, and love that the season of Advent reveals.
Today, God wants to do immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine. Are we willing to listen? Are we ready to respond? Or will we hold to the former things, believing it is safer?