The Sinner and The Saint

The Sinner and The Saint

She said what?! One was raised on a church pew in the south, the other on the wrong side of the tracks. Together this unlikely duo hashes out the complexities and quandaries of life while slapping a little Jesus on it. Does her sweet tea need a little vodka or is it the other way around? You decide. www.sinnerandthesaint.com

Episodes

June 24, 2022 24 min

We all want to be helpful and we are called to encourage one another and build each other up. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

But sometimes the best we can do is leave them to their own devices.

Today we're sharing 5 signs it's time to let someone "sink or swim"!

Questions to ask yourself if you are wondering if it’s time to throw the life vest and swim to shore alone.

1. Do you care about helping the person more than they want ...

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While having lunch at a local cafe, Allison couldn't help but overhear 3 VERY specific conversations.

At which table are you dining today? 
Table 1 ~ bitter and angry (Bitter Betty)
Table 2 ~ sad, but vulnerable (Authentic Annie) or 
Table 3  ~ positive and joyful (Positive Polly)

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June 3, 2022 23 min

Fun Fact: Broken people break people and the world is FULL of broken people...even the church.
There are A LOT of people out there that have been hurt by the church  and we are seeing them leave "corporate worship" in droves!

Maybe you are one of them. 

What do we do when the church lets us down or offends us?

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May 20, 2022 23 min

As Christians we are called to love our enemies. 

I know what you're thinking..."All of them?"

Bad news: Yes, all of them!

The rebuttal: "If you knew what they have done, you would tell me to "go for it"

Good news: God says, "Revenge is mine." (Romans 12:19)

But how do we find peace and sit back to wait for God to send his lightning bolts?!

Tune in!

In the meantime, enjoy this song "I'll Pray for ...

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May 13, 2022 20 min

As we see in Mark 4, we can be exactly where God wants us at exactly the right time and end up smack dab in the middle of a storm.

Today we are discussing the secret to unshakeable faith.

Is your faith really your own if you fall into the trap of following the crowd?

Are you letting the lies and expectations of others hijack your faith?

The storms WILL come. Will your faith stand the test of time? 

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May 6, 2022 20 min

"Yes"  with a little TUDE - Attitude that is!

Today we're having a little chat about when Moses threw a little temper tantrum in Numbers 20:7-12
In fairness, Moses had already dealt with a lot of arguing, complaining, spoiled behavior. His patience capacity was low at this point - frustrated, tired, angry.

When I get like that I tend to lash out too.

The bottom line - Moses does God’s will, BUT he does it without following ...

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April 29, 2022 22 min

Matthew 5-9” Blessed are the peacemakers is one of the most misinterpreted scriptures - To many people take this as - just be passive, cover up, ignore to be sure no one gets upset.

I think we often forget that Jesus’s life and ministry was full of conflict & trouble because he was a disruptor of the lies, false peace and security of all those around him - even his disciples and family.

I think that’s when we can get caught up in...

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April 22, 2022 22 min

Yep! You heard it right.
TRUE OR FALSE?

It is possible to have the Holy Spirit within you, do miracles, share incredible spiritual gifts, or have a successful ministry and  NOT BE A CHRISTIAN?

If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not...

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April 15, 2022 25 min

If you've had the grand illusion that we (Allison and Melissa) have it all together...you definitely want to listen to this episode!

How much faith is enough?
Faith like a child, mustard seed or widow's mite is ALL you need.

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" - 2 Corinthians 12:8

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April 8, 2022 21 min

This week it's all about friends and how to do the "friend dance".
How to be a good friend in the good times and the hard times.
Do you have friends in low places? 

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April 1, 2022 24 min

God uses everyday happenings to speak to us...even bitter coffee!

How would your prayer life and relationship with God change if you brought your true authentic self to God instead of your polished "Super Christian" persona?

Your cup overflows, but with what?

We've all had someone's bad day spill into ours. How do we de-escalate the situation a bad situation without catching a felony? 

PSA: If you see Melissa in Target ...

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March 25, 2022 23 min

"Earth is crammed with Heaven" - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The dollar section at Target, busyness, volunteering...
We are discussing all of the traps that keep us distracted from being the hands and feet of God.

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Storytelling how the small stuff matters and makes a BIG impact in the world. 

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March 11, 2022 24 min

Have you ever started a conversation with someone only to realize that they are not who you thought they were?  In fact....they are a complete stranger? AWKWARD!!

Today we are sharing some of our own awkward "mistaken identity" moments
(Allison definitely wins the Most Awkward award this time)

And talk about some identities we have adopted over the years. Do you recognize any of these?
*The mom who has it altogether
*The Glam Gi...

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March 4, 2022 22 min

"If we're not able to be alone, we're going to be more lonely" Sherry Turkle

You know that saying - “You have to know yourself before you can be in a healthy relationship?” 

 Well, it’s TRUE - If we can’t go deep with others our friendships, relationships, marriage will suffer or end - it even effects our relationships with GOD

WE NEED SOLITUDE & SILENCE . . . . It’s where we learn about ourselves, work on ourselve...

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February 25, 2022 21 min
A no notes, no script podcast processing current life from the world’s perspective and our Heavenly Father’s – His by the way, is far better than the worlds. Amen!

Check out our social media for a pic of the starfish !

 

Phil 2:15-16

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This week: the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. 

Faith is how you start in your walk with God, by believing in Jesus. Faith is how you progress in spiritual growth. Faith is what will help you keep standing until the end, when you stand before Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith (Heb. 12:2).

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the divi...

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Ephesians 6:10-18

This week: Belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, and the shoes of the gospel of peace . . .

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Pet. 3:15 (ESV – emphasis added)


You can access the recording of Paul Harvey's segment here!

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February 4, 2022 26 min

Grieving - we suck at it! WHYYYYY?

We are way too busy & STRONG to let something smear our mascara!

We are terrible at grieving and it shows. The ripple effect seeps into every area of our lives.

Join us as we discuss ways to process the junk life throws at us.

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