9/23/2023 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 41:17-43:13, Ephesians 2:1-22, Psalm 67:1-7, Proverbs 23:29-35

Today is the 23rd day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today as we, as we reached the conclusion of another one of our weeks together and continue our journey forward together. Our journey has been, has been leading us through the book of Isaiah and at this point we’re kind of about three quarters of the way through the book of Isaiah and so that’s where our next step will be coming from today. Isaiah chapter 41 verse 17 through 43 verse 13.


Father, we thank You for Your word. Thank You for another week, we thank You that as these weeks go by and accumulate in the months and these months accumulate to seasons and years that You are faithful, You have been so patient and loyal to us, even in all of our shortcomings, our missteps our mistakes, the ways that we haven’t honored You, the ways that we haven’t brought honor to Your name through our lives. But rather heap garbage through the examples of some of our decisions. You have been patient. You’ve been kind, You’ve always hoped in what we could be in what You created us to be. And You’ve patiently walked with us. We are grateful and we express that. We are grateful to You, and we open our hearts to You and invite You to continue to transform us from within as we collaborate with You by surrender. We pray this in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello, this is Sandy from Ontario. I haven’t called in in a while. I’ve been listening for years. I’ve shared this with many of my friends up here. I would like you to pray for Jennifer and her family. Jennifer is my friend; her daughter is 21. Three weeks ago, her daughter was helping a friend who just got out of jail. And when my friend Jennifer and the whole family was in the car, this person pulled out a gun and shot my friend, Jennifer’s daughter, who is 21, in the neck, in front of them. Blood went everywhere. And they took her to the hospital, they airlifted her and she’s still in a coma. It’s been three weeks. She has slightly opened her eyes, but they say there is not much hope for her. Jennifer and her family are slightly catholic, but they are not believers. It’s very hard for me to know what to say to her except to pray. So, would you all please pray. The girl’s name is Hope, she’s 21 and she’s still in the hospital, like I said, and she’s still not moving at all. Thank you very much.

Hi everyone, it’s Kristy in Kentucky. Brian, thank you for your commentary on the September 18th, we walk by faith and not by sight. We cannot merely just read the word of God we have to have a personal relationship with Him and trust Him. Father, we love You and we praise You Jesus. And it is so hard sometimes to walk by faith and not by sight. Because if we walk by sight, Lord, we would all be falling, desperately and failing. But Father, in this tapestry of life that You’ve given to us, where there is grief and yet joy, all mixed together in life. Lord, let us know that You are our hope and that we can trust in You in all things. Father, we rejoice with those that are rejoicing, Father. And we grieve with those that are grieving. Father, we’re walking alongside our brothers and sisters who are fighting diseases, Lord Jesus. Father, we thank You that You are our healer and that You’re our provider. We love you Father God, and we trust You. Strengthen us Jesus, strengthen us as we pray. In Your precious name. Amen. I wanted to give a shout out to Angel in Training in Lexington, Kentucky and tell you sister, we need to connect somehow. I’m also in Lexington and I would love, love to meet you. Alright everyone, I pray each of you are having a most blessed and lovely day.

Hello Daily Audio Bible Family. My name is Amanda and I’m; this is the first time I’m calling on this line. I come to you today to ask for prayer for a family in my daughter’s school. Their 17-year-old son was in a car wreck and passed away this weekend. His sister is in my daughter’s grade. My daughters’ friends with this family, both of them, the sister and the boy who passed. She’s spent time, weekends away with them hanging out. I ask that you please cover this family in prayer. I cannot imagine the heartbreak, the sadness, the anger, the frustration that this family is going through right now. I ask this community that we cover them, we cover them in prayer, and we ask the Lord to be with them as they take these, these steps in the coming days, in dealing with their tragic loss. And also, all the students in the school as they work through the emotions of losing a classmate. Thank you, I love you all and have a blessed day.

Hi family, is Beloved in Bakersfield. I’m just calling for a prayer request for a dear friend of mine, her name is Katlynn. Her sister, Courtney, just overdosed last night. They found benzos and, it was a fentanyl overdose, but they found benzos and marijuana in her system too. So, would you just come alongside with me as we pray. Heavenly Father, we praise You for Courtney’s life. We thank You for sparing her and keeping her here a little while longer. Father, we just ask that You would be drawing her near to You as she is in the hospital, that she would encounter You. That she would submit her life to You, that she would release whatever guilt, shame, sin, it’s just keeping her apart from You, Lord. Would You just meet her, may she see Your face and just humbly submit her life before You. May she see what path she’s on, it’s just gonna lead to death. And may she just accept Your grace and mercy and Your death on the cross for her and know that she is loved and cared for deeply and that her sin is paid for. May she have no more shame. May she walk in Your peace and may You just comfort her family through this time. Lord, we praise You, we thank you for just pursuing each one of us. You’re a good God and we trust You Lord.

9/21/2023 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 37:1-38:22, Galatians 6:1-18, Psalm 65:1-13, Proverbs 23:24

Today is the 21st day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today, wonderful to be here every day, wonderful that this place exists for us to be. So glad that we can be together as we take another step forward and our next step forward leads us to the book of Isaiah. And today we will read chapters 37 and 38.


Okay, so, we concluded the letter to the Galatians today and in Paul’s last chapter of this letter, his final exhortations he gives us a pretty straightforward look at the postures of life that we’re supposed to be cultivating. These aren’t really like Paul’s Christian life packs for the first century because the things that he suggests that we’re supposed to live into, the things that we’re supposed to be doing. And so, if we’re supposed to be doing them, we can outwardly just force ourselves to try to do these things. Or we can understand that the Gospel is from within, the transformation happens from within and the without, the exterior follows that and to cultivate these things are like shortcuts to an easier life. They’re the posture of life itself as a believer and follower of Jesus. So, let’s just consider the things that Paul is laying out. First, carry one another’s burdens, in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone considers himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Okay so, like that’s something to consider, do we fulfill the law of Christ by carrying one another’s burdens? Do we have a desire for…for helping each other carry our loads so that we are not all being crushed, so that we all have this together? Or are we looking out for ourselves thinking that we’re something that we’re not, just deceiving ourselves. There’s a lot to be considered and that’s the first one. Next, let each person examine his own work and then he can take pride in himself alone, and not compare himself with someone else. For each person will have to carry his own load. Right, right, keep your eyes on your own life. Examine your own self first. Or how about this one, let the one who is taught the word share all his good things with the teacher. Don’t be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a person sows he will also reap, because the one who sows to his flesh will reap destruction from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit. Right, so take care of the ones who help you grow, who become your teachers. Don't…don’t withhold from them. Don’t be deceived. That they’re showing you the way and understand the way, because if you’re gonna sew from the exterior, from the flesh, if you’re gonna navigate yourself from that perspective, then you will reap what you sow, which will be that your flesh will ultimately destroy you. If you sew from within to the Spirit, eternal life is what wells up from within and overflows. Or this one, let us not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith. I guess on the one hand, we can imagine a world like that and that’s a different world than the world that we live in, and that is the invitation of the Gospel. There’s a better way. There’s a better way for people to be and that is to take care of each other, knowing that we’re in this together. So, this is great advice that has to be cultivated from within where the change actually happens, and the desires actually grow to take care of each other and then that overflows into our lives. It changes us dramatically. If we look at what Paul is describing, we would say that would be a different world. That’s the world we’re invited to build in collaboration with God. We are being transformed, according to the Scriptures, into new creations, and that’s gonna change the way we look at things altogether. And Paul’s giving us a glimpse of what that looks like, as we close the letter to the Galatians.


So, Holy Spirit, these glimpses, like they set something off in us. They ignite something in us like yeah, that…that’s where we’re going, that’s where this is supposed to be all headed. And sometimes we get lost in the fact that it won’t head in that direction, if we don’t go in that direction. And we all have to go in that direction for the world to find transformation, but it does kind of boil down to us. Are we gonna walk the path? Are we gonna live from the heart? Are we going to cultivate from within a relationship with You that spills out and affects those around us. Paul’s given us a glimpse of some of what that looks like, help us live into it from within. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hi, this is Loriann from South Carolina. And I just wanna thank all of you, my family, my fellow DAB family and church for praying for me the way that you have since I’ve lost Steven. And there’s so many days that I do good. But then there are so many days that I just want my husband back. And right now, I feel like, and I don’t know if this is true, but I feel like God just wants me to belong to Him. And He be my husband. And He teach me His ways. And He teaches me how to love and how to live and to minister for Him. And all I wanna do is ask you guys to please pray for me because this grief is killing me. And I know that’s from Satan, but I loved my husband Steven, with all my heart. And I miss him so much. Please pray for me, my sisters and brothers and I know you will because you always do. And thank you Brian Hardin and family. I love you so much. You mean everything to me. I hope you guys have a good night and I love you.

You always keep your word, and your word is true. Thank you for all you have done for us in the past. We thank you for the things we’re, You are doing now for us and we thank You for all that You will do for us in the future. We want to please You with our faith. Give us the strength to have faith and pray, even when we don’t feel like we can believe. For we know that nothing is impossible with You. Help us to remember that our faith relies on believing in Your son, Jesus Christ and Your word. Not in what we see or feel. Help us to resist the devil through Your word. Help us to resist his lies of doubt, fear, negative thoughts and temptations. We want all things to be possible for us. We want blessings to be unlocked for us by faith. And we want to have testimonies in our lives to share with others to build their faith. We pray in Jesus name. Amen. Thank you for praying along with me my brothers and sisters. I love each and every one of you. Have a good night.

Hi everyone, it’s Lisa the Encourager. I wanted to call, like many others, and just tell Liza I’m praying for you and how much I really admire your courage with everything that you’re going through. So, God laid on my heart the Bible verse James 4: 14 and it talks about what, how are lives are so short. And it is a good reminder that all of us have an opportunity to really look at what we’re gonna do with our time, no matter where we are in life. And the Bible verse says, you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life, it is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. And I just think that Liza has given us a beautiful picture of her walking through her vapor and doing it so beautifully, with so much courage and so much humbleness. And it helps us all see how life; we don’t know when our lives will end. So, this is the challenge to me. What am I going to do with my vapor? What am I gonna do with my time. And I just think, I just wanna thank you Liza for helping us all look at you and be so encouraged by your love and your grace and your humbleness and your courage. And we’re all so happy to pray for you as you’re going through your illness and we’re praying that you are healed. But it also challenges us to look at our own lives and see what we can do in this time that we are staring at and what we can do to please God.

Hi, my name’s Clint, calling for my son, Vincent Blankenship. He, he’s had a mental break and we need prayer. He’s in the clinic right now getting help. And I’m just so thankful people are praying with me here in my community and thankful for this Daily Audio Bible. Thanks to Brian for reading the Bible for all these years for us. My son’s doing better but we believe that God can heal and we’re asking for complete healing of his mind. Thanks so much for your prayers. I’m just so thankful to know the Lord and know His family. Thanks guys.

9/19/2023 DAB Transcript pt2

So, in other words, there is a path that we can choose that will waste our life, deplete our energy because what we will spend our lives doing is attempting to outrun whatever we believe is chasing us, because we are unstable and are relying on things that will never be stable. And we can have all of that, all of that can be ours if that’s what we want. God will wait on the other side of that for us to return to Him. But we are also given a path of making that choice now, returning to Him now. And so, instead of running away from what is chasing us, we stop and run to God and collapse there and find rest. And Isaiah gives us a picture of what that could look like. And I quote, “whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you. This is the way, walk in it, then you will defile your silver-plated idols and your gold-plated images. You will throw them away like menstrual cloths and call them filth.” So, what is Isaiah telling us, direction is available. Clarity is here. It’s all right here, if we’ll calm down, return to God and rediscover where our source of strength comes from, and if we will live from that place under the shadow of His wings, as it were, we will see what is false and what we’ve been trusting in. We will see the imposters, we will see what we’ve been trying to outrun, we will look at these things and its delicate right because the Bible’s so graphic here and what it’s trying to tell us that we will look like, how our vision will change. It will change so much when we find this place of quiet confidence of rest, under the shadow of the Almighty. That we will look at the former ways that we were trying to navigate in our own strength and consider them to be used menstrual sanitary objects. Right, I mean, that’s graphic, that’s delicate and it's…it’s probably that way for a reason right, because nobody collects that kind of stuff and saves it. Right, that’s…that’s thrown away. That’s disposed of. And maybe that’s how we begin to look at how we have navigated our lives in an attempt to be our own master. We see this story repeated over and over in the lives of the children of Israel in ancient times, we see the back and forth over and over and over. And we can think they’re dumb. But we can look at our lives and go this is our story over and over and over, then maybe it’s not really going anywhere. Maybe God is God, maybe God is all-powerful, maybe He actually does know our name. Maybe He actually does know how many hairs are on our heads. And that’s an ever-changing thing for me and I’m sure He has to use subtraction on a daily basis for that. But maybe He really does know, maybe He cares enough to know that. Maybe He loves you enough to know how many hairs are on your head. Who else loves you like that? What are we doing here friends, let’s return to God and find rest for our souls and rediscover that we have a strength. It’s just not our own. It’s the strength of the Almighty, all things are possible.


And Father, we let go of all of it. This garbage that we are carrying around trying to sort out and process, like we can’t, You can. And so, we’re running to You, we’re running to You. And we are not running to You so You will pat us on the butt and tell us we will make it and it will be okay, so that we can go back and desert You again, back into our own strength. We are running to You saying enough is enough, I’m not living this way anymore. You are my God, I will serve You, lead me where I should go. I’m trusting in that, it’s the only safe thing to do in this world. You are the only truly trustworthy person being on this planet and I trust in You. Come, Holy Spirit, make this true in the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hey fam, this is Nancy. I’m calling from Alberta and I’m asking for prayer from all you mighty prayer warriors for a good friend, Jason, who was in a motocross accident on Sunday evening. And his brain is swelling, incredibly bad. And they had to remove part of his skull to relieve some of that pressure and it’s just not going down. He has broken both legs and the main concern, the biggest concern right now, is this brain swelling. It’s just an 18-year-old kid, who goes to our church and been a friend of our families for a while now. Appreciate the prayers and please keep him and his family in your prayers. The sister was supposed to be getting married in two weeks and not sure what’s happening with that right now. Because they’re over in the hospital in Calgary, here in Alberta. So, keep Jason Slingerlynn in your prayers as well as his parents, Dave and Colinda and the whole family. Thank you so much. Love you guys.

Hey, Daily Audio Bible family. I have emergency request. My husband is a police officer here in Texas and we just found out one of our friend’s granddaughters or grandsons who is one years old, had an accident where he somehow got outside into the pool and they found him, essentially face down in the pool. He has been resuscitated, he has a heart rate, he’s breathing. But I don’t know how long he was down for, and we don’t know much else than that. So, can you guys please pray and just lift this little boy up and just ask the Lord to just heal him and give him life to the fullest, with no deficits, according to His mercy and His love. Thank you so much, family. It’s The Sun Is from Texas. Love you, bye.

Hey family, it’s Beloved in Bakersfield. I was just offering a prayer request for my friend Jacqueline, we’ve been friends since kindergarten, so I see her like a sister. Her father-in-law has had some complications with his heart surgery, and he had to get transferred to USC emergently because he had coded after a few days in the hospital, post the heart surgery. So, anyway, prayers for the family, for his healing. Prayers just financially for the, for his wife who’s needing to stay in Los Angelas. There’s also just for my friend Jacqueline, her husband is obviously wanting to stay and support his mom and dad. Which is requiring him to lose time from work. And it’s, she said it’s been putting a strain as far as like his job situation of possibly being let go. If he loses too much time from working. So, prayers just for, for God just to provide the financial means necessary, the healing necessary and just the peace in this whole situation. Their last name is Treheo, so if you could just remember the Treheo family and just be covering them in just God’s wisdom and peace during this time for them. I would appreciate it.

Hey DAB family, this is Anna in the Trenches. It’s been a long time, but I’ve been out here listening and praying for ya’ll. I’m calling because I’ve entered into a kind of stressful season. It’s exciting but it’s stressful. We are buying our own house. When we first bought a house 15 years ago, we bought a house with a group of people, and we were living in community. Over the years, our ministry has shifted from neighborhood and home and providing places for, you know, people in recovery to live and things. To more of the prison ministry of our church. So, I’m very excited about my family having a house that’s just my family in the house. And so, it’s a huge answer to prayer but I’m really stressed out about moving a family of five, including a disabled son and you know, packing and stuff. So, if you guys could just pray for my mental health during this time. And that I would trust God for all of the loans to come through and just for people to come help us move, for it to all go smoothly. That would be awesome. I’m also praying for my mom. She has Alzheimer’s and is deteriorating kind of horribly, it’s just hard to watch. So, love you all. Bye.

9/19/2023 DAB Transcript pt1

Isaiah 30:12-33:9, Galatians 5:1-12, Psalm 63:1-11, Proverbs 23:22

Today is the 19th day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is, as always, fantastic to be here together with you today and for these moments that we have around the Global Campfire together. This is my favorite place to be. So, it is wonderful to be here with you because being here alone isn’t my favorite place to be, being here together is, as we take another step forward together. And our next step leads us back into the book of Isaiah and at this point we will reach chapter 33, that’s the center of the book of Isaiah. So, today we will reach essentially the halfway point. So, let’s dive in, Isaiah chapter 30 verse 12 through 33 verse 9.


Okay, so, we’ve talked about this before with Isaiah, it can feel difficult to follow because it’s not just this one cohesive narrative story. So, it seems like the book is jumping all over the place, that’s because it’s not a single narrative story. It’s a collection of the utterances of God, that Isaiah spoke, and they didn’t all happen at the same time, they didn’t all happen for the same reason, and they weren’t all spoken to the same people. So, we can find frustration in trying to follow along with what’s happening. But if we step back though, we see a prophetic arc. Like, we may see trouble and even doom forecast in the words of Isaiah. But as these prophetic messages go, there’s an alternative, there’s a way to turn toward hope. There is a way to move toward restoration and at sometimes Isaiah’s prophesying like, you’re gonna actually like, it’s gone too far. So, you will reap what you’ve sown because you’ve sown it and it’s harvest time. You…you will have to go through a season of correction, your enemies will be upon you, you set this up. On the other side of that, I will still be waiting for you. Like, I will never stop working toward your restoration. And we saw some of that, we saw some of that shift in what we were reading today as we reached the center of the book. And in truth what Isaiah is saying in our reading today is not something that we can go okay, that gives me some context for the ancient people, it’s something we can take right now into our hearts and lives. So, I quote from Isaiah, “you will be delivered by returning and resting. Your strength will lie in quiet confidence.” Think about those words for a moment, those may be the words that we have been searching to hear. They may be the counsel that is exactly right for this moment. Isaiah’s saying, calm down, return to God and find rest. And from that place of rest, you will rediscover strength. I’m taking that one on board, like I’m, I’m taking that one into my heart right now, because Isaiah gives us the alternative. And I quote, “you say, no. We will escape on horses. Therefore, you will escape, and we will ride on fast horses. But those who pursue you will be faster.” Okay, so, we’re sitting here at a crossroads. There is a path that would lead to quiet confidence and strength in the Almighty and there is a path that would rely on our own strength, and we will run, that’s what we will do, we will run, trying to outrun whatever is chasing us. But whatever is chasing us will be faster than we can be in our own strength. Oh, guys like, do we not already know this to be true, just by the example of our own existence. But if we’re convinced that we’re stronger than God, and then we got this and that He’s not really paying attention to the minute details and the nuances that we are, and so, we have to do this ourselves then Isaiah says where it goes. And I quote, “1000 will flee at the threat of one. At the threat of five you will flee until you remain like a solitary pole on a mountaintop or a banner on a hill.” Right, a single solitary waving flag, the only thing that’s left.

9/17/2023 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 25:1-28:13, Galatians 3:10-22, Psalm 61:1-8, Proverbs 23:17-18

Today is the 17th day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today as we get to greet another one of our shiny, sparkly beginnings, a brand-new week out in front of us, that we get to walk into together and that we will make our mark on. We’ll tell the story of this week, it’ll be the…the story of our lives in this week all of our choices will add up to the week. Let’s choose wisely and a wise decision for us each and every day is to come back together around the Global Campfire and take another step forward and allow the Scriptures to speak into our lives. So, let’s do this, it’s a brand-new week, we’ll read from the Christian Standard Bible this week and we’re picking up our journey in the book of Isaiah, today chapter 25 verse 1 through 28 verse 13.


Father, we thank You for Your word. Once again, we thank You for a brand-new week that we have stepped into and now that we are here and have stepped into it, we need You. Holy Spirit, come and lead us, lead our steps, illuminate our path before us as we navigate this week, lead us as the psalmist said to a rock that is high above us. You have been a refuge for us, a strong tower in the face of the enemy. We will dwell in Your tent forever and take refuge under the shelter of Your wings. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning, this is Helen in Durham, North Carolina. And, it’s been a while since I’ve called in. First, I just want to thank Brian, I just have been taught bits and pieces, just been wonderful, the learning from these podcasts, as well as, of course, being bathed in the Scripture. And I just also want to thank this community. I am always amazed at the depth of caring and love that I hear being poured out, as well as the great needs out there from everyone in the community. And, so I am finally voicing this request for prayer for my family. I am going to be visiting a grown son, father of our two grands, six hours a way in Pennsylvania. Along with the mother of these two and they are not yet married. And there’s a long history but I just want to ask because I feel the Lord has been keeping on, pushing me to at least be transparent. That my heart has continually been out to my son, his family, my other son as well, who are not walking with the Lord. And also, just knowing that God is the one who confronts and brings those to salvation. But, so my prayer of course, would be as I go that I will be a testimony of Jesus’s love to them and that one day I will see them responding to the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Hello, Daily Audio Bible, this is Sam from Spain, a missionary in Spain. And I would like to pray and rejoice with Chelsea for her beautiful son, Parker James. What a joy. A new life brings much happiness. And we have prayed for you before and now we rejoice with you and we pray that the Lord will give your son plenty of health and a heart to go after our very own Father. I also would like to pray for the man who’s going through a divorce and who’s court hearing on August 29th was a painful one for his wife. And I thank the Lord that he was guided to seek better counsel and to seek reconciliation. Please know that we’re praying for your marriage and your reconciliation and for your wife’s heart, as well as yours. And I would like to ask for prayers as I am in a position of leadership with ministry organization. And sometimes the weight of the responsibility and the care to carry out God’s principle in a leadership position, can be pretty difficult and conflicted. So, I ask for strength in the Lord for increased faith and for the Lord to open new roadways for the body of Christ. Thank you so much Daily Audio.

Liza, this is Linda from North Idaho. Today is September 13th and two days ago a multitude of people fasted and prayed for you. I know not everyone called in cause I almost didn’t either until I started hearing some of the calls of people saying that they had been fasting and praying for you and calling in and giving you their prayers. And we know our God is able, we know our God is willing, we know our God hates death and disease and brokenness. And we know that because he’s promised us eternity with wholeness and healing and no more tears and no more sorrow, no more suffering. In the meantime, we have earth, and we have life, and we have illness. But we have a community here, in the DAB community, to lift one another up. And what a joy it has been to listen to all my fellow DABers praying for you and fasting for you. And I thank the sister who called us to prayer to do that for you. And what’s most amazing thing is that even after that September 11th ended, I’ve still been thinking about you and praying when I put something in my mouth on the 12th. And today on the 13th and I trust that others are gonna be reminded also for the 14th and everyday thereafter to be lifting you in prayer before the throne. We thank You Jesus for what you are going to do with all of this. We trust you Lord. Help us to trust you even more. Amen.

Hi, this is Morgan from Texas. I’m calling on behalf for my mom. Yesterday, she had her mammogram, and the result was not good news. And so, this morning at 0900 she’ll have her biopsy to see what we need to do. The doctor says that there’s three that they discovered and so we’re praying that those three are false alarm or we’re praying for additional surgery at the moment. And so, be in prayers for my mom. I know she’s…she’s nervous, she’s scared and Lord, we just ask for peace, we ask for guidance with Your doctors and your nurses and then finally the surgery, if the surgery has come. Be in prayer for that. And also, be in prayer for my whole family, especially my youngest brother. He’s still young and so we’re praying for peace upon our family. Thank you so much, have a good day. Bye bye.

9/15/2023 DAB Transcript pt3

According to Paul, those…those they need to end because we are a part of a new thing God is doing in this world. Jesus was the firstborn, and we are following Him into this new life. And in this kingdom, there isn’t a hierarchy. We are all one in Christ, we are all equal in Christ and…and that…that teaching that we would go, yes, we are all trying to live into that. That put Paul on a pretty tough situation because in many ways, this would make classical Judaism at his time obsolete. And so, he had incredible opposition over this belief and as we know he died for his beliefs. So, as we move forward in…in Galatians and for that matter, as we move forward in…in Paul’s letters, we’ll see Paul explaining that we are justified by faith in Christ alone, and that gives us true freedom that rules can never ever provide. But us having a bit of an understanding of the back story and the tensions that are going on, help us to understand these letters more intimately and apply them more succinctly into our own context.


And so, Jesus we invite You into that, as we continue this journey. Now the journey of the early church and the tensions and difficulties that were faced, and the victories and triumphs that were experienced, we thank You. We are reading the beginning of a story that we are currently writing our chapter in and You have allowed us to be here to look back, to look at where we are, and to imagine forward as we walk with You. Come, Holy Spirit, and lead us into all truth. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello, my wonderful DABers. This is Chicago Peg. And recently encouraged to call in person, so to speak. It is just so good to hear our prayers and of course, lift each other up in praise reports and be encouraged and continue to encourage and lift each other up. Oh, praise God for DAB. And I’m encouraged today as I’m catching up on the community prayers. I heard the August 19th community prayer, I heard Libby in Texas. Oh, my sister. Libby, you touched my heart as I…I empathize when you called or we heard your call on the 19th of August, you said just that day you had found your husband Michael, your husband of 16 years, he had passed away during the night and you found him. Oh, Libby, my heart goes to you as I was with my husband years, a few years ago, as he passed. And my heart is right with you, Libby. And I immediately lifted you up and I lift you up now. Yes, I’ praying encouragement for you, Libby. We love you so much and I pray God’s strength and emotional healing and all the things that you are ask in prayer. And I lift you up. Whatever family you have, all the prayers of your heart that our Lord knows, we are with you Libby. And I pray with you, I pray for you. I lift you up and I pray God’s blessing over you. In Jesus name. Love you Libby.

Hello, this is Alissa, Worshiper of God. Today, is September 11th and I’m just calling in to add my prayers to those going up for Liza, who is challenged with a cancer diagnosis. So, let’s pray. Father, we just ask You to watch over Liza. Give her the time and the strength and the wisdom and the health that she needs to complete Your purposes for her life. And we just ask this in Jesus name. Amen. God bless everybody. Bye Bye.

Greetings DAB family, this is Abraham’s niece. I am a new listener; this is my 9th day, and I am hooked, I’m a superfan. This prayer is specifically for Jerry from Deluth. Jerry, brother, I just, I heard your voice for the first time on the September 9th community prayer call. And you mentioned that you finally read the death of porn. And I want you to know that I am so proud of you. And I’m very proud of you for being in the men’s cohort that you mentioned. I am an older millennial. So, my brothers and I, we grew up with the internet and each of us has struggled with porn. I’m grateful to God that I am two, over two years sober from pornography, from cannabis, from caffeine. And I really want you to feel my encouragement. It really, really takes something to have the intention and also to do the work to become sober from these things. God willing, maybe one day on a future prayer I’ll read you my recovery poem. And I just want you to know that my prayers are specifically for you, Jerry from Deluth. You’re not alone, men and women are really struggling with pornography, and it is reeking havoc. Not only in the millennial generation but in the generation prior and the generation after millennials. Even my own father. So, literally, so let me think, there are 6 people in my family, five out of six of us in two generations are struggling with it or have struggled with it. So, I’m very proud of you. The Bible says that when we confess our sins to one another, we will experience healing. So, I’m so excited for a healing.

Hi, beloved family. This is Prisoner of Hope. And I’m calling in to lift up some of our DABers who are dealing with marriage difficulties. I have Saved by His Grace in New England, your husband’s been emotionally abusive, and you’ve been separated relationally from him for two to three weeks and he’s been watching pornography, and you have communication issues. You have three adult daughters. You don’t want to break up this family. Also, a woman called in, you said your sister C has been in an abusive situation with Q. And she’s leaving him with three small children. And she needs her spirits lifted. I’m also lifting up Morning Lift. Your court was one of the most painful and sad days of your life. The judge gave you the best outcome, but you still want her heart to be softened. You want reconciliation with your beautiful wife. And I’m gonna be lifting you up as well. And then Diana from Florida, I heard your prayer. Your husband has been showing progress and has been intentional but then he goes back to old habits and becomes reclusive, and you feel alone in your marriage and feel like your husband doesn’t care about you. And these are just tough situations. Father, we lay these troubled marriages before You. We ask You to please revive their relationships, renew their love for one-another and help them to work through the differences they have with respect. And in the powerful name of Jesus, we ask that You would destroy the plans of the enemy concerning these relationships. Lord, their marriages are struggling, and they need Your help. They need Your strength to keep going, they need Your wisdom to know how to proceed. Lord, for the one person that is thinking about leaving and help them to love one another, the way You love. Lord, help them to forgive, heal and work on restoration. We know You are for marriages, Lord. And we ask that Your hand would be upon each of these people. In the precious name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

9/15/2023 DAB Transcript pt2

There is a tension and it’s fair to acknowledge the tension that they had to wrestle with. On the one hand you have, you have Jesus, the Jewish Messiah who was a Jew, who was born Jewish, who grew up Jewish, who operated in a Jewish context, who did his ministry in that context. So, Hebrew believers couldn’t imagine like abandoning their…their whole worldview and religious convictions surrounding the Mosaic law, especially since Jesus was a rabbi in the Jewish environment. On the other hand, Gentiles, had never known about Moses. They don’t have this worldview. They don’t know any of the rules and rituals that…that you would need to adhere to on like in a continual way as a Jew. So, it was hard to think about how these brothers and sisters who never really knew any of this, how they’re gonna be able to live up to something that people who were born into it, couldn’t live up to. So, you got this theological and religious tension going on, but it’s like even…even bigger than that. A lot of the Jew/Gentile problems were social, they were cultural. Jews…Jews kept to themselves. They…they separated themselves. They were not mixed in. So, they…they did not have cordial relationships with Gentiles. They looked at the Gentiles in their world as their oppressors because the Gentiles were Romans and Romans often were marginalizing and segregating the Jews. And so, that that…that creates a hierarchy in the culture. Like people groups that don’t really shouldn’t be seen together right. That stuff is still being wrestled with, which is ironic because most of the New Testament and Paul’s writings are just railing against that kind of behavior. But because of the prejudice, because of the hierarchy, because of the fear between the people groups, they were not in any kind of position to have a meaningful, like familial, like he we are part of the same family of God. We got a look at each other as human beings, we are equals together in this kingdom. That’s very, very difficult thing. So, we have lots of believers trying to live in both worlds, and we got a pretty good glimpse of that tension in our reading today when Paul discussed…discussed a direct confrontation with the apostle Peter over his hypocrisy because he was acting one way among the Gentiles and then another way among the Jewish people. And so, we see that this was a tricky time. The thing is, what’s the big deal? Like if the big deal is who gets to be in, then that’s a conversation and that conversation was settled at the Jerusalem Council. But what’s, why is Paul so uptight about this? Is it that he wants to be in control of the things that he founded, and is willing to sort of cause division and fight over it. I don’t think so. I think what Paul’s fighting for and he’s fighting vigorously for this, is freedom. Because for Paul, the law was fulfilled in Jesus and all who believe in Jesus are included in that fulfillment. It was faith that mattered to Paul. We’ve already seen that, and we’ll see that throughout the rest of his writings. It was faith, not adherence to the law and these ethnic and hierarchical social constructs that are separating Jews and Gentiles.

9/15/2023 DAB Transcript pt1

Isaiah 19:1-21:17, Galatians 2:1-16, Psalm 59:1-17, Proverbs 23:13-14

Today is September 15th. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is wonderful to be here with you today. This is the dead center of the ninth month of the year. Halfway through another one of our months together and I would like to say that we are in the dead center of the book of Isaiah, which is what we are reading in the Old Testament right now. But we’re not, we’re not quite to the middle yet. Isaiah has 66 chapters. So, we would need to be at chapter 33, and today we will be reading chapters 19, 20, and 21.


Okay, so, in our reading from Galatians today, Paul is continuing to essentially give a retelling of his testimony and how it is that he arrived with this Gospel that he is preaching, how it is that he came to the convictions that he is spreading throughout the Empire, and then bringing the story to discuss the disagreements that had arisen in the early church, basically over who gets to be in. How does one become initiated into this Gospel? How does one become in? So, according to Paul’s own testimony in Galatians, he had been living into his faith in Jesus. So, away from being a Pharisee and living into walking with Jesus for over 17 years. And his claim was that he did not, he did not receive the truth of the Gospel from anybody else. He’d only met Peter once and that was 14 years earlier. The only other person that he’d ever met was Jesus brother James. So, according to Paul, what he preached is what he received directly from Jesus himself. Meanwhile, in Jerusalem there is a church forming, growing out of the original followers of Jesus and they were, they were wrestling with who gets to be in. What about the Gentiles are coming to faith in Jesus. And what we can see from Galatians is not everybody was on the same page. This is an early controversy in the church. In fact, let me quote from our reading from Galatians today. “This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus, and to make us slaves. We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the Gospel might be preserved for you.” Okay, so it’s easy for us to go okay, so those are the bad guys. But it’s just so much more complicated than that.

9/13/2023 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 12:1-14:32, 2 Corinthians 13:1-14, Psalm 57:1-11, Proverbs 23:9-11

Today is the 13th day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be together, gathered here around the Global Campfire for another, another step forward on our journey. And our journey has led us well, it’s led us from Genesis, all the way into the book of Isaiah, here in the Old Testament, and we’re, we’re well into it. It’s a big book. So, we got a ways to go but today we will read chapters 12, 13, and 14.


Okay, so, in today’s reading, we concluded the letter to the Corinthians, known as Second Corinthians. And I mean, it’s not that long of a letter. So, we’ve moved through it and it would be hard not to notice that Paul spends a bunch of time in this letter defending himself. He, he, he’d been dealing with a bunch of different power grabs and mixed messaging in the church from outsiders, and all kinds of people questioning whether or not he had authority. And according to Paul’s way of thinking they were essentially questioning him while inflating or boasting about themselves, bolstering their…their own pedigree. Which then puts Paul in this weird situation where it’s like part of the human condition, where it’s like okay, do we have to play this game? Is this really a game of comparison. Is this the only way you’ll understand this? And so, then Paul has to kind of reluctantly boast about…about his own trials in ministry. And he does that, he does not at length but then he comes to this conclusion, that if there really were something that anybody could boast in, especially Paul, it would be his own weaknesses and the strength of Christ that is within. I suppose it’s not a stretch at all for us to understand that our Lord Jesus faced the same kind of scenarios, dealt with the same kinds of things. He was accused of being like an agent of the devil. He was often asked to prove that he had authority by performing a sign or a wonder. He was often questioned about who gave Him the right. Like, by whose authority are you doing these things, by whose authority are you saying these things. It’s the same kind of stuff Paul was dealing with. And that gives us a chance to kind of, kind of think about our own lives. How would we respond if we were asked about who gave us the authority to say the things that we are saying, and do the things that we are doing? Or if our, if our commitment to the Savior were to be questioned. Or would anybody even notice, or would anybody even care? I mean, our lives being transformed in visible ways that we can see, and we are in this process of ever-growing and being sanctified. Or are we standing back and looking for the proof, the pedigree? Paul brings his letter to the Corinthians in for a landing and closes it by inviting the people, his readers, to reflect upon their own lives. And I quote from Paul, “examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you? Unless, of course, you fail the test.” Paul is inviting us to test whether Jesus is within us in a way that our existence has been changed. We have been fundamentally altered; we are going in a completely different direction. For Paul, this is necessary because we have been made new, who we were was crucified with Christ and we live in Christ, and that reality should be reflected in an ever-increasing way in our lives. Lot’s of people have lots of different persuasions and views of Paul but, to this very day, Paul was recognized as living what he believed. And his…his devotion to Jesus and his commitment to the gospel, I mean, that’s memorialized in the New Testament. A great portion of the New Testament is written by this guy. He believed what he taught. He was loyal to what he believed all the way unto his execution. What Paul tells us throughout his writings is that he has found that he must trust entirely in God for his physical needs and for his spiritual needs. And when he invites his readers to examine themselves, this is what we’re talking about. Where does our hope lie? Are we being transformed by ever-increasing faith and trust and reliance, and loyalty to Jesus? Let’s give it some thought today.


And Jesus, we invite You into that. There is no question about Your loyalty to us, that’s the thing. Like, You loved us onto death and You love us into life and You will love us forever. It’s not You, it’s us and we are invited to examine ourselves today. And so, come, Holy Spirit and…and bring the light of truth into the dark recesses of our hearts. We open ourselves to You. This is a time where the basement is open, the attic is open. The closets are open. Come, Holy Spirit, and lead us into all truth, and lead us into Jesus more deeply, we ask in His name. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning, DAB. This is House of Joy Café from Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. How often I want to call and I’m just not able to record without losing it. So, I wrote it down. I’m able to bring this request to you now. On Tuesday, Auguste 29th our brother, sister-in-law, and disabled kids came to take us on a boat ride. On the way home, both kids went to sleep on the boat. Their daughter woke up bringing ringing her bell purse, we were almost home. And their son woke up at our dock in the arms of Jesus Christ. Please pray for our family, specifically dad, Craig is his name, mom Mary, and sister Megan. Thank you and God bless you.

Hi, Daily Audio Bible family. This is Chelsea from Oregon. I had called in a couple weeks ago asking for prayers of strength in regards to having my son. I had previously had miscarriages in the past and getting down to the wire of delivering, my baby was starting to get me nervous. So, I had called in and asking for prayers of strength and peace. And I just wanted to let you know that on September 1st, my son, Parker James Davis was born into the world, rapidly and intensely. But he’s here and he’s so amazing. And I feel so blessed and I feel so humbly grateful for everyone that said a prayer in regards to my needs and my family. As the time went waiting for this little guy to be born, it was such a special treat to listen to the, the Daily Audio Bible episodes and listen to the prayers of others. And while I was praying for other people that needed help, listening in to somebody that took the time to pray for me, it literally helped me just push through on until God decided it was time for him to make his entrance. And man, it really helped. And I just wanna say thank you so much because it means a lot to have somebody care that you don’t even know. So, I just wanted to say thank you and I’m so grateful as I’m recording this. I’m holding my little baby and it’s so amazing. So, thank you so much. And my heart will be going out to anyone else in prayer. Cause it helped me so much. So, thank you again. Bye.

Hello DAB community, it’s Morning Lift. Reaching out to say thank you all for your prayers. I really appreciate your continued prayers for me and my wife and my kids. And the reconciliation of our marriage. You all know that I went to court last month on the 29th of August and had a good legal result. But I fear the relational damage that’s been done by this court hearing is just significant. My attorney told me that during that day, that she had no concern for my reconciliation. That her only concern was the legal matters. And then she proceeded to cross examine my wife in a way that just destroyed her on the stand and made her cry and it was the hardest thing for me to watch. I don’t ever want to see that again. I don’t ever want to walk through that again. As a result, I’ve decided to retain new legal counsel and my new attorney’s recommendation is to send a letter to my wife. And my wife’s attorney’s asking for a cease fire. Asking to take some time and go to marriage counseling. And I’m praying, Lord, that my wife’s heart would be softened and that she would be agreeable to this idea. And I ask family that you would join me in prayer for my wife. That she would agree to this pause on the legal pursuit and a return to counseling to see if we can process through our conflict issues. There’s just been so much conflict and strife. And it’s just so hard. And I ask that you would bless us, God, that You would re-unify us, that You would at least help us to be more agreeable and work together as co-parents. I lift this up in the name of Jesus Christ and I pray that Your will would be done, God, in my life and my family and my marriage. In Jesus name.

Hey family, it’s Searching for Beauty. It’s, I actually don’t know the date, September 10th today. I just wanted to give you a bit of an update. I had round 4 of my targeted treatment for stage 4 cancer. And the blood work they did the day before, so it’s showing the results of three rounds of treatment. Now as my bone and liver metastases marker, blood marker at high normal regions. So, I don’t know exactly what that means but I know it’s good. I think it means that the cancer isn’t actively spreading, and these treatments are working. I have a CT scan for tomorrow which is the 11th. And I guess we’ll know more after that. I’m feeling pretty good. It’s been a bit of a wild ride the last couple of weeks. My older daughter got herself involved in a very dangerous lifestyle and I had to find her another place to live while having my younger one stay somewhere else until we can do that. A lot of moving parts in that. Yeah, finding a place. She needs to still find work, where she’s living now. And I’m hoping to stay in touch with her frequently. If you could please just keep her in your prayers. And my younger one at home here, we’re still probably in an element of danger but we know that God is protecting us. I thank you so much for all of your prayers. I do pray for all of you. Especially right now Liza, Philippians 4 and Danny from Oregon. God bless ya’ll. Bye Bye.

9/11/2023 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 8:1-9:21, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Psalm 55:1-23, Proverbs 23:4-5

Today is the 11th day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is wonderful to be here today with you as we gather again, another day, another step forward. Another opportunity for God to speak to us through His word, another opportunity for us to listen. So, let’s dive in. We have been getting ourselves moved into the book of Isaiah, and I guess we’re moved and we’re about little over 10% through the book it’s a longer book. So, let’s move forward into Isaiah for today, and Isaiah for today will be chapters 8 and 9.


Oh man, this Psalm today, wow. Okay, so, we have some important things to look at. I’m gonna read a verse from our reading from the Psalms today, and I know that as I read this, thousands and thousands of people will immediately go, that is how I feel right now. And so, let me read this, “fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking. Oh, that I had wings like a dove, then I would fly away and rest. I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness, how quickly I would escape, far from this wild storm.” Have you ever felt like that? Like I know what that feels like, those moments or situations in life that kind of accumulate and then they come on so suddenly and are so overwhelming that it is our desire to fly away, like that’s the only thing we want to do is fly away to a place of peace and rest. And it’s interesting because just a few lines later in this poem, we encounter one of the most famous passages of Scripture. Cast your cares on the Lord, give your burdens to the Lord. He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. So, here’s the thing. There’s this confessional outpouring of being overwhelmed and wanting to fly away, that we can probably all identify with and that many of us are walking through like at this very moment. And then this passage of comfort that comes just a few lines later, maybe where we go to, or maybe what we’re told, cast your cares on the Lord, He will take care of you, He will not let you fall or slip. That’s a famous passage that we go to, but there are interesting things about famous passages, because they’re not like, it’s not a magic spell. You saying that verse doesn’t do it. Us listening to and obeying the instructions contained within the verse, do it. We may be overwhelmed and turning to a Scripture for comfort. But this Scripture tells us what to do when we’re overwhelmed. Cast, give, give over, release your burden, your care to the Lord. Just saying the verse, give your burdens to the Lord and He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall, won’t do it. Give your burdens to the Lord and He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. This is a collaboration. We are invited, as we always are with God into the dance of relationship. We can say this verse, all day long, but if we’re not willing to let go of the burden and cast it on the Lord then, then it’s not gonna work. If we want to get to this part where we won’t slip and fall and that God will be taking care of us, then we will have to give our burdens to the Lord and trust Him. Not for an hour to catch our breath, fully trust God, release our expectations, invite Him to show us the next step, allowing Him to take care of us. So, the verse at the beginning of the Psalms today talks about being overwhelmed and wanting to fly away to a place of rest. And then this verse tells us maybe how to access that place of rest without having to sprout wings. There’s another poem in the Psalms that talks about the Lord sheltering us under his wings. Maybe we don’t need wings to fly away and flee, maybe we need shelter under the wings of the one that will take our burdens and show us what to do.


And so, Father, this is like an everyday thing. Anxiety is blanketing humanity right now. We are all feeling the disarray, the unsettledness, that underneath it all, something’s not right. And we know this is true and You have shown us that there is a different way to be a human being. We can collaborate in life with You as we were intended, and that there are a place for all of these human emotions that we feel because of the things that we encounter. There’s a place for this anxiety that lives as a ball in our gut. There’s a place for this pain-and-suffering and emotion that lives in our heart. You are that place and we can run to that place and cast, let go of, release these things to You, so that we are no longer carrying the burden alone. Come, Holy Spirit, show us how to do this, how to rest in it, how to live in it, how to accept it as a reality, how to allow You to lead us on the pathways of peace. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning, Daily Audio Bible family. This is Summer the Songbird in Nebraska. Today is Thursday, September 7th. And Brian, today you said, God will redeem anything that He touches. Let’s not keep things off limits from His touch. Oh, mercy, is that a good word. So, Lord, I come before You and alongside my DAB family and lift up prayer requests big and small. Liza on the East Coast, oh Lord. We ask for a miracle. We ask for miraculous healing. We ask for freedom from this pain and this cancer, comfort from You where her family is not providing it. Work a miracle in her life. Be glorified through Liza’s full recovery and long healthy life. In Jesus name. Also, I want to lift up His Green Thumb in Nebraska. And ask for an update on your job situation. Shout out to Biola in Maryland and God’s Smile who always make my heart leap when I hear your voice. The light in me, the spirit in me just leaps when, when you call in. And we love You Lord. We love this family, we love this community, be glorified through it. In Jesus name.

Greetings to you my DAB family. This is Walking in the Light in Tennessee. This is a post that I, I don’t know, just came out of nowhere, but I felt like I needed to share it. And I wanted to offer a word for today, whoever you are, wherever you hear this, your word for today is to soar, S-O-A-R, soar. And I think I thought about it, or God dropped it into my spirit because so many of us are chained to our circumstances, our family issues, our problems, the things that keep us bond, if you will. And chained to, I don’t want to say the bottom, but certainly not soaring. And so, it’s a word for me too because I love the idea of looking up, being up, lifting up, holding up. All of those things are up. And so, we really want to live a life that is lifted up. And so, your word is soar. So, how will you soar. I don’t know. Maybe, some new colors, some new friends, maybe try a different dish, maybe you know, open a book or a different book. Just do something different, something that keeps you from being chained to the same ol, same ol. Give God a chance to move in your life and give the Holy Spirit a chance to interject something new. So, soar today. Soar, that’s your word. This is Walking in the Light in Tennessee. I love you guys. Wish I could just lift each one of us up. But I know that we have our challenges, but we shall do our best to soar. Walking in the Light in Tennessee, Still Walking in the Light. Have a great day and God bless you all.

This is Willow from Indiana. Oh Liza, I heard your call. Please remember that our enemy will use anything he can to torment us, and this includes friends, words from a friend. Be on your guard, put on your armor. I know you have the shield of faith, use it to quench all the fiery darts of the enemy. Dear sister, Father, I pray protection around my dear sister. I pray that You would answer her prayer for more time to finish what she has planned. And I pray for her pain to die down and her sleep to be sweet. And I definitely pray discernment for her doctors so they can get her the medicine that she needs. And I pray this protection around you. I love you sister. In the name of Jesus I pray.

Good morning DAB family. This is Paula calling from Albuquerque. I just finished listening to today’s podcast, September 8th and I think the sister that called, I recognize your voice but don’t ask me your name. At the end, you were calling to encourage the mom of the 18-year-old who had said he’s now atheist. I know that I am not the only one that is walking in those shoes. But I want to thank you for your testimony. It just gave me such encouragement this morning, as I know it did others. My daughter, as I’ve called in before, my daughter is in a same-sex relationship now. Says she doesn’t believe everything in the Bible, but she knows she’s a child of God. Well, that still gives me hope. And I do believe that God will bring her back. My son too, he may not be in that same sin, but he too is redeemed. They both received Christ as young people. Your son, the mom of the 18-year-old, he will come back. He has to sow his wild oats and do his things, be a prodigal if you will, just like we did. And we all are back, and we all love the Lord. To those that are listening that don’t know Him personally yet, this is your opportunity because today is the day of salvation. Thank you, I love you all. And I continue to pray as I listen.