Defense Mechanisms Part 1

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie Ratzlaff and Sharon Hoskins discuss the comparison of secular/modern psychology and Christian theology.



The stark contrast between the Word of God and man’s therapies of psychology should give us insights into the simplicity that God provides to His children. It should also help us see the foolishness that keeps us continually seeking solutions in the frailty of man’s thinking. God is the ultimate healer and redeemer.
However, psychology can be used to identify certain issues in human behavior, but it has no solution for those issues. Psychology promotes defense mechanisms that prevent us from finding the real solution for our lives and even as Christians we can (and probably are) use defense mechanisms to function in our lives.
As you listen, we pray that you will recognize where you have believed modern psychology over God’s word and make a real change in your heart towards the Lord.

Blessed Are Those Who Endure To the End

John 13:1 tells us the love from Jesus’ heart endures and abides with those He loves until the End.



This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon review the promise of Matthew 24:13 where Jesus declares that, “He who endures to the end shall be saved.”

If we lack understanding of the LOVE of GOD in these uncertain days, we will find ourselves developing bad attitudes of passivity and indifference in our minds and hearts to our world around us and those living with us.

God’s love is ETERNAL and how do we choose to apply that love in daily living? God loves us with the SAME LOVE as He loves His Son. How we perceive and live in HIS love can decide our Destination as well as our Destiny.

So join in the conversation to see how we have been grafted into His Everlasting Love that never fails.

Philosophy and Psychology

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie and Sharon tackle some of the world’s thinking based on man’s appraisal of how “man can fix man” using Psychology to promote empty philosophies. Let’s clear the air and our minds by understanding TRUTH in Reality of God’s Word and avoid emotional reasoning as a final authority.



Colossians 2:8 -“BEWARE lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”

A modern-day translation may be worded with this same principle: “BEWARE, what you are so sure is true, but isn’t, can make a fool of you.” Philosophies of this world do not have a sure foundation to rest upon and are many times taught to us through Psychology.  With over 250 separate modalities and an unknown number of therapies, none are conclusive. WHY: Because man has free will and participants can lie.

Hebrews 4:12 tells us words do matter and the Word of God can pierce to dividing soul and spirit and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Do we really want to understand life? The answers are in the Book of LIFE.

Come explore with us as we take on the challenge of seeing life from a different perspective.

Blessed Are the Lonely Hearts

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” Psalm 46:10.



This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon take a look at the heart of King David; who was a man after God’s own heart.
God prepared David in solitude and loneliness, building him little by little through adversity and trials. He gained the courage to stand against fear, he learned to hear God’s voice in the stillness of aloneness, and his faith was made strong through the dependence he found in Christ.
God prepares us the same way He did David; we need only to surrender to the conditions in which He places us to be molded.
So join in the conversation as we find how blessed are the lonely hearts.

Believing Lies as Truth

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie and Sharon expose some of the lies that we have believed as truth. The lies that we believe affect our lives as though they are true, even though they are a lie.



In the culture we are living in today, lies spread quickly and the truth is suppressed. “In the last days, perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own sleeves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” 2 Timothy 3:1-6.
Grounding ourselves in the truth of scripture is a sure way that we can protect our hearts and lives from being deceived with lies.
As you listen, we pray that you will examine your heart to find where you may have believed lies as truth. Allow God to reveal, renew, and restore your foundation in Christ.

Blessed Are Those Who Overcome Fear with Faith

“Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, there is no help for him in God. Selah. But You, O Lord, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill. Selah” Psalm 3:1-4.



This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon discuss how we can overcome fear with faith. When fear overtakes us, then all our decisions, actions, words, and behavior comes from an emotional place that can paralyze our hearts and minds.
Faith can overcome fear; when fear comes knocking, let faith answer the door and say, there’s no room in here for you. This is a means by which we can guard our hearts against the subtlety of the enemy who whats to destroy our witness and fear is one of his most successful weapons.
So, join in the conversation as we discover how to overcome fear with faith.