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#124 Nurtured For 9 Years By Wife and Pastor Before Finding Jesus – Jim Hogan

Correct your spiritual damage as early as you can.  Today at 70 years old, Dino’s guest Jim Hogan is an ambassador for Jesus Christ, but it has not always been the case.  In this episode Jim and Dino discuss Jim’s “Standing Stone Ministry” as well as:

1. Jim’s marriage of 48 years

2. Growing up in a dysfunctional alcoholic family.

3. Finding and losing Surrogate parents in a terrible accident.

4. The loss of a mentor to suicide.

5. Building and losing a multi-million dollar business.

6. Ego and Isolation.

7. Dealing with Financial Loss.

8. Moral troubles inside a popular ministry. 

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“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, whohave been called according to his purpose” – Romans 8:28

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#123 Jesus Let’s You Belong Before You Believe – Eric Botelho

Betrayed and molested by a family member, Eric Botelho had many trials before finding God. In this episode Eric and Dino discuss his sober living homes Sanctuary House as well as:

  1. His Christianity – God did not call him to be comfortable or safe.
  2. Radical Encounters with Jesus.
  3. The Effects of sexual molestation by a trusted family member.
  4. Running with a crew and being the only survivor with his brother.
  5. The power of his mother in the fight against his addictions.
  6. Adulterous relationships.
  7. How his family was pushed away by the Catholic Church.
  8. God put people in his life to show him Jesus.
  9. Choosing faith on days you don’t feel it.
  10. Seminary Training
  11. Anchored Recovery Community

 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

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#122 The Purpose Behind Our Trials, From Drug Dealing To Family Man – Jon Lugo Part 2

Dino continues his conversation with Jon Lugo.  What is the purpose behind our trials?  This answer is beyond us.  We only need to know that there is a purpose.  We call this knowledge faith.  In this episode  Jon Lugo discusses:

  1. Coming clean about his drug dealing.
  2. Seeing God for the first time in his parents forgiveness
  3. Being Unprepared to Surrender to God.
  4. Telling the truth to 110 fraternity brothers
  5. Safely removing himself from the drug dealing organization.
  6. Working through his fear.
  7. God reveals himself amidst massive withdrawal symptoms.
  8. Becoming a prayer leader at church.
  9. Reconnecting with his ex-girlfriend, breaking up with her, becoming friends with her and marrying her.
  10. Allowing God to guide his life.

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Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” – Jame 1 Verse 2&3

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#121 The Purpose Behind Our Trials, From Drug Dealing To Family Man – Jon Lugo Part 1

What is the purpose behind our trials?  This answer is beyond us.  We only need to know that there is a purpose.  We call this knowledge faith.  In this episode Dino talks with Jon Lugo about his faith as well as:

1. The Power of Sharing Your Christianity

2. The Pain of Denying Jesus.

3. Drugs and Alcohol.

4. Selling drugs at church.

5. Fighting with a pipe, arrested & sent to court.

6. Unleashing his drug addiction in college.

7. Selling drugs on a large scale.

8. Being attracted to evil.

9. The power of guilt.

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Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” – Jame 1 Verse 2&3

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