Real People Real Talk

Real People Real Talk

Relevant conversations that take you from Surviving to Thriving. Our goal is to encourage and empower you to answer God's call on your life and to be all that He has called you to be. This podcast is all about Faith, Relationships, and Mental Health. We keep it real, practical, & Christ-centered, tune in and be inspired! Host Paul Calcote New episodes every other week.


May 24, 2023 14 mins

Rest is essential to your Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional health, so tune in as the host, Paul Calcote, discusses the benefits of rest. 

Scripture from today's episode

  • Psalms 62:1 “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.”
  • Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, ...
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Here are the 10 steps to a Joy-filled life 

  1. Connect with Jesus 
  2. Train your mind to see the good in each day.
  3. Don’t postpone your joy 
  4. Plan your Joy 
  5. Try new things
  6. Romanticize your life 
  7. Count your blessings
  8. Don’t isolate yourself 
  9. Don’t rush through life 
  10. Smile more :)

Scripture from today's episode

  • John 10:10 - "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.&q...
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May 9, 2023 38 mins

May is Mental Health Awareness month and today's episode centers around Mental Health and Fitness. 
Questions we answer:

  • What does it look like to invite God into your fitness journey?  
  • What are the mental health benefits of exercise?
  • How to live a happy and healthy life?

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Today is the National Day of Prayer in the U.S. So we took a deeper look at prayer in this episode, giving you ways to take your prayer life to the next level.


  • "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."     1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 
  • "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."    Colossians 4:2 

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April 25, 2023 25 mins

In this episode Pastor Paul seeks to answer 3 questions 

  1. Who is God? 
  2. How Do We know Him?
  3. Why Does it Matter? 

Quotes and Scripture from this episode 

  • John 17:3 “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”
  • Ex 15:11  “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods  Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?”
  • Charles Spurgeon “Those w...
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April 20, 2023 20 mins

The Comparison Game is a dangerous game to play. This episode unpacks the reasons that we compare, the results of our comparison, and the Remedy to the comparison game.

Galatians 6:4-5  "But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load. "

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April 11, 2023 47 mins

Questions we answer in today's episode

  1. What does it mean to walk with the Lord? 
  2. Why is it important to prioritize our relationship the Lord? 
  3. What is a "quiet time"?
  4. What can get in the way of people getting closer to God?

Today's Guest Pastors: Irvin Wasswa, Matthew Weaver, and Adam Venters 

Scripture from today's episode

  • Joshua 1:8   "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your m...
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It’s Good Friday! In this episode I am taking you to Church. I’ve invited some friends and we are preaching on The Last 7 Sayings of Jesus Christ. These are the last 7 things Jesus said before dying on the cross.

  1. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."   By Paul Calcote
  2. “Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise.”     By Devin Boone. 
  3. “Woman, behold thy Son.”        By Krishna Boone 
  4. “My God, my God, why hast Tho...
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March 28, 2023 50 mins

This episode is for the Singles! We discuss the Gift of Singleness as well as both the joys and struggles of being single.

Guests: Alex Jones, Brett Wolff,  & Andrea Martinez 

Scripture from today's Episode

  • 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 "Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that y...
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March 21, 2023 60 mins

Happy Spouse, Happy House! Today’s episode is all about thriving in your marriage! Tune in as we hear the love story of Jack and Mandy Richard as they share relationship tips for the single and for the married. 

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March 16, 2023 33 mins

Both Life and Marriage are meant to be enjoyed not merely endured, so this episode is all about enjoying your relationship with this list of fun and exciting date ideas you must try!
Today's Scripture 

  • Ephesians 5:33 “However, let each of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband”

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March 8, 2023 20 mins

Tune in as we discuss 10 Secrets to a Successful Marriage

  1. Put God 1st
  2. Keep Dating
  3. Realize Marriage isn't 50\50 but 100\100
  4. Keep your disagreements off social media
  5. Apologize and Forgive quickly 
  6. Be Kind
  7. Understand that Marriage is a Commitment 
  8. Fight for each other not with each other 
  9. Make your home a place of peace
  10. Get help

Scripture from today's episode

  •  1 Corinthians 13:4-8 "Love is patient and kind; love d...
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March 1, 2023 53 mins

If you want to know more about Green Flags in Dating and more about Godly Dating in general, then tune in as Kal and Mary Kilgo share their story of God's faithfulness in their dating, engaged, and married journey.

Scripture from today's episode

  • Mark 10:9 "What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."
  • Galatians 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, ...
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Today we are  jumping into a time machine and bringing back one of our the most popular relationship episodes. My wife and I interviewed my mom and dad who have been married over 30 years and this episode is full of wisdom and nuggets relating to thriving in your relationship with God as well as thriving in your romantic relationships.  Enjoy!

Questions We Answer 

  1. What does it look like to keep God first in your marriage?
  2. How to h...
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February 14, 2023 42 mins

If you want to know how to have a happy and healthy marriage, then tune in!

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"Why Marriages Fail"

Scripture from Today's Episode

  • Proverbs 18:22 “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.”
  • Matthew 19:4–6 “Have you not read that he who ...
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February 7, 2023 35 mins

Today’s episode and this entire series is all about helping you to thrive in your relationships. Whether you are married, engaged, dating, or single and hope to be married one day, this series is for you.

Key topics: Comparison, Social Media, and how to keep things fun and exciting

 1 Corinthians 13:4-8  Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on it...

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February 1, 2023 26 mins

Today's episode is all about Thriving Spiritually!
Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."

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January 24, 2023 32 mins

God has gifted you with one body so this episode is an encouragement to steward it well.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20  “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

 Our guest today, Matthew Gay, a nationally certified personal trainer, weight loss specialist, the CEO of Fit Coach USA  https://ww...

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January 18, 2023 19 mins

How to have the Best Year Ever? Here's the complete list discussed over 3 episodes!

  1. Give your Life to God
  2. Read God’s Word consistently 
  3. Pray Daily
  4. Find a good church and attend faithfully
  5. Forgive
  6. Practice Gratitude, 
  7. Don’t put God in a box
  8. Develop a self care routine
  9. Get Help
  10. Don’t Postpone your joy
  11. Vent Joy 
  12. Journal
  13. Comparison is a waste of time
  14. Place your Identity in Christ and Christ alone
  15.  Choose your Spouse well
  16. Being Right is overra...
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January 10, 2023 23 mins

This episode features our Best Tips, Life Hacks, and Words of Wisdom to help you have the Best Year Ever mentally and emotionally.


  • Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
  • Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made...
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