Overcoming Temptations

“My brethern, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations (various trials); knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and reproaches not; and it shall be given him” James 2-5.

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Sharon Hoskins and Janie Ratzlaff discuss how to recognize and overcome tempations in our spiritual walk. Satan uses the same decietful methods that scammers use to get into our computer, to obtain personal information, and destroy lives. When we give in to temptations, it will destroy our operating system (how we live our lives; the process by which we think and make decisions). In comparing our computer operating system with our personal operating system we gain understanding of how important it is to protect our walk with God.

Two Kinds of Wisdom is explained in this download.

Teaching handouts are available for today’s show. The ABCs of Salvation gives scriptures for every letter of the alphabet (except X & Z) to help you understand salvation.
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How Is Your Operating System Part 2

“Set your affection on things above, not on things of the earth” Colossians 3:2. “Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you. And above all these things put on charity (love), which is the bond of perfectness” Colossians 3:12-14.

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Janie and Sharon compare computer operating systems with our Christian operating system. In every system there is an authority.  Thoughts are processed and decisions are made based on the authority we use for operating our system. There are six possible sources for authority in our lives. 1) Past Experiences 2) Present Circumstances 3) Reason or Intellect 4) Emotions 5) Physical Senses 6) God’s Word. A teaching handout is available to download. Once we understand which of these authorities we are using for our operating system, we can make the necessary adjustments by “updating” “upgrading” “downloading” and “rebooting” our system to allow God’s Word to be the authority in our lives.

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How Is Your Operating System

“But as He which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all mannner of conversation; because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy” 1 Peter 1:15-16.

Janie shares about ways that we can check how well we are operating. It is important to heed to the detailed commands that will improve the way we operate as Christians. She give us thoughts on how to evaluate our life and emotions. When God gives us a command, He gives us the ability to achieve that command. Where are we finding our substanance for our Christian walk? Janie asks us to evaluate where we are getting our spiritual food. Are we seeking the best for our Christian walk or just taking the easy processed stuff. It is important that we be content wherever we find ourselves.

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Ways to Foster Spiritual Growth Part 2

“For there is no other Name (Jesus) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” Acts 4:12. Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me” Matthew 11:6.

Janie Ratzlaff shares about having a disciplined life which will help us grow in our relationship with God.  What are some of the things that keeps us from growing in our relationship with the Father? Are you calloused to the message of the Gospel? Do you lack motivation? Are you indifferent to the things of the Lord? Do you feel the need to grow? Have you been too busy to notice these things in your life? Are you offended with God Almighty? Janie touches on many of these aspects. As you listen, keep your heart open to hear what the Lord may be wanting to reveal to you about yourself.

Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, OK

Ways to Foster Spiritual Growth Part 1

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profits me nothing” 1 Corinthians 13 (KJER).

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Janie and Sharon talk about the many ways that we can encourage each other to grow. How can we bring the generations together and create a culture of mentoring in the church. Why have we become so stagnant and what we can do to change it. A desire to grow spiritual is up to each individual person, in their relationship with God. However, growth can be encouraged in ways that comes from a heart of love.

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The Shepherd’s Field Part 1

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” Psalm 23:1.  As part of the topic “Encourage without Wounding” we draw close to the Lord in “The Shepherd’s Field.” There we are filled so that we can overflow into the lives of others.

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Janie and Sharon expand on their discussion of the Shepherd’s field by peeling apart Psalm 23 verse by verse to see the beauty of being in the Shepherd’s care.  Women are noted for their ability to multi-task and it is easy for us to add prayers to the “list” of things to do.  However, getting alone with God in a secret place is so important in our Christian walk. In order for us to encourage one another we must first be encouraged ourselves.  When we are filled in the Shepherd’s field, we can then pour out to others.

Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok.

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Encourage without Wounding – Episode 3

“The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine” 1 Samuel 17:37.

Sharon and Janie share the story of St. Patrick on this St. Patrick’s Day.  As St. Patrick spent time in the shepherd’s field he drew close to the Lord.  Comparing the story of David, they discuss the importance of a shepherd’s field in everyone’s life.  We will find encouragement from God there which will help us to encourage others without wounding them.  The shepherd’s field is where we are prepared to fight the Goliaths in our life, but without preparation, we look much like the armies of Israel did, hiding and uncertain how to defeat the giant.  “Pray without ceasing” 1 Thessalonians 5:17.

Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok

Encourage without Wounding – Episode 2

“He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.  Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” Psalm 107:20-21.

Sharon and Janie discuss how the wounded can get well.  Wounds can be deep and painful or surface scratches that sting, but either way wounds hurt.  Using the hospital as an analogy, they share the importance of taking medicine that the Doctor (God) orders.  Knowing that medicine is available or having medicine within reach will not work, only when it is taken will it make a difference in our life.  Sometimes we look in the medicine cabinet (Scripture) and we just don’t know what to take that will make us better.  Healing is a process that requires covering the wound in His word.  Showing others our wounds only causes infection and disease.

Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok.

 

Encourage without Wounding – Episode 1

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin” Hebrews 3:13.  Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing” 1 Thessalonians 5:11.  It is easy to take these scriptures with the best of intentions and hurt others with our words.

radio-mic-adJanie and Sharon discuss the importance of learning to encourage others without wounding them.  Christians have somehow gotten the reputation of being hypocrites who judge others.  Christians are not intentionally hurting others, so why has this become what people see.  Maybe it’s because in our effort to encourage we are being condemning.  It’s time we change how we encourage others and get a new perspective on encouragement.

 

 

Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok.

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The Heart of God

Sharon and Janie dive into the heart of God and take some time to look into His character this month.

We hope that you can join us as we build on the foundation of faith that was discussed last month.  2 Peter 1:5 says, “…giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge…”  As we learn the virtue of God’s character we can understand how to grow spiritually into His likeness.

We broadcast live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio and kwxcradio.com every Friday at noon (CST).  If that time is not convenient, you can listen here to the recorded podcast each week.  Feb. 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th will be added after each show.

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We also want to say thank you for your prayers and support.  The feedback you give is encouraging; thank you.  We have enjoyed being a part of your lives each week and hope that you will continue to grow with us.

Episode 1 – February 3, 2017

When we know what God looks like we are more likely to recognize Him when He shows up in our lives.  We sometimes have a perception of God that does not match who God really is, so truth about His characteristics can bring us into a closer relationship with Him.  The relationship “test” is available to download.

Pre-recorded on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok.


Episode 2 – February 10, 2017

Focusing on God as Shepherd in our life, Sharon and Janie discuss the similarities that we have to sheep and how God protects us and provides for us as a good Shepherd.  Janie shares some interesting facts about how a shepherd cares for the sheep that we can all relate to as God’s sheep.

Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok.


Episode 3 – February 17, 2017

Sharon and Janie tackle the three O’s of God’s character (Omniscient, Omnipresent, & Omnipotent).  The all knowing, ever-present, power of God gives us confindence in His ability to work in our lives.  It is important that we recognizing God when He shows up in our life so we don’t reject what He has to offer.

Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok.


Episode 4 – February 24, 2017

Sharon and Janie share encouragement to the saints.  They discuss the importance of having a mentor to “do” Christian life with you.  Scripture defines encouragement as exhortation and warning.  When we are involved in each others lives it is easier to tell when they are about to fall over a cliff.

Post-Recorded at KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok.  Technical difficulties prevented live recording so Janie and Sharon entered the studio and attempted to share the live version.


The Proverbs 31:30 Woman to Woman show has been on the air since April 2016.  You can still listen to your favorite guest by going to the guest connections.

Ways to Start the New Year Right

This is Sharon Hoskins writing to you from Studio B located at Grace Harbor Baptist Church in Grove Ok.  I want to send you a special invitation to listen on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio or kwxcradio.com every Friday at noon.  I am so thankful for the support and encouragement you give me through your emails and Facebook posts.  I have enjoyed getting to know many of you as you have shared your stories with me.

As we begin this new year, my “resolution” is to have a closer relationship with the Lord at the end of this year and I would like to ask you to join me in this journey.  I have asked Janie Ratzlaff to host this show with me and discuss topics that relates to our Christian journey.  Janie has become a mentor to me over the past six months, not because I asked her to be, but because when I spend time with her I always walk away encouraged in the Lord, strengthened in my faith, and lifted in my spirit.  I hope you feel the same way as you spend time with us listening as we share in our relationship to the Lord.


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This month we are talking about ways that we can start the new year right toward the Lord.  We touch on topics of forgiveness, perseverance, establishing turning points, remembering the victories and renewing our first love.

Episode 1 – January 06, 2017

Episode 2 – January 13, 2017


Episode 3 – January 20, 2017

We spent some time discussing the inauguration and how we can continue to trust God in the unknown future of our country.


Episode 4 – January 27, 2017

We camped out on faith today and gave some encouragement for how to grow in our faith through our relationship with the Lord.  Janie shared a teaching handout for those who need help recognizing the works of the flesh.


We hope you enjoyed this month’s programming.  During the month of February, we will be looking at “The Heart of God”.  It is important that we understand who God is and what His character looks like so that we can recognize Him when He speaks.

Janie Ratzlaff

Janie Ratzlaff has been in ministry for over 40 years; traveling overseas for decades with her husband’s job, she would team up with missionaries in the area and work alongside them. She has worked with Evangelical Mission Ministries, helping with teachings in over 70 churches that were planted in Mexico along with a seminary. She has also assisted in different areas of ministry with His Truth Transforms International. She trained and worked as a Biblical counselor and teacher. She has written and developed “Wellness Wisdom Workshops” and “Lighthouse Lifelines” both were made into seminars and study groups for churches, and put into Christian educational institutions both stateside and international. She is active in her local church teaching young girls and a prayer class. Every week she hosts a live radio show with Sharon Hoskins to mentor listeners and encourage them in their walk with God.

Follows is a series of broadcasts from 2016.

12-16-16

Janie encourages us with the remedy for bitterness.  Ending this year’s teaching with ways to recognize the symptoms of bitterness and scripture to help us find healing.  More information about Bruce and Toni Hebel can be found at Forgiving Forward. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, Ok.


12-09-16

Building on the sufficiency of scripture, Janie shares a teaching on our belief systems.  She gives us a list of lies we have been told and the truth of scripture that we should be trusting instead.  Once we recognize the lies we have believed we can begin to renew our mind with the truth of God’s word.  She offers two teaching handouts this week are Defining Lies and Process for Renewing the Mind.  Please forgive the first 7 minutes, it has a bit of noise that couldn’t be edited out, but recording gets better after that time.  Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, OK.


12-02-16

Janie shares a teaching on the sufficiency of scripture.  God’s word is without flaw and is true, but do we believe that the scriptures are true for us?  She shares scriptures that define sufficiency and helps us learn to apply scriptures in our life.  Although she doesn’t mention teaching handouts, she does have Renewing The Mind – Part 1 , Renewing The Mind – Part 2 , Renewing The Mind – Part 3 and Putting Off / Putting On available for you to download.  If you are interested in receiving the booklet, “The Sufficiency of Scripture” please contact us. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, Ok.


11-18-16

Technical difficulties have prevented us from making this podcast available to you.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  You can listen to the teaching on 12-02-16 and receive much of the information that was discussed on this date.  The teaching handout The Truth About Me is also available for you to download.


11-11-16

Janie shares the second part in her teaching series on depression.  She describes the emotions and other causes that can contribute to depression.  Janie teaches on how to recognize depression and gives a definition of spiritual depression.  She shares scripture to help us apply God’s word to overcome the heavy weight of depression and give us hope.  This is the second part of the teaching that began with the podcast “10-21-16”  If you are struggling with depression you can glean from her message and be encouraged.  She offers teaching handouts Body-Soul-Spirit , Recognize Depression , Symptoms and Anedotes for you to download. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, OK.


10-21-16

Janie shares a teaching on the causes, cures, and other emotions that contribute to depression and how to find hope through it.  Next month we will continue this teaching along with renewing the mind.  Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, OK.


9-16-16

Janie shares “Guidelines About Expectations” in this month’s podcast.  She enlightens us about the emotions that surround our expectations.  She shares warnings of the downward spiral that expectations can lead us into and encouragement for getting out of the whirlwind that may have us feeling trapped.  She also offers teaching handouts Expectations, Anger, and Bitterness , Dealing with the Emotional Process  , Process of Forgiveness this week for you to download.  Janie also mentioned Blue Bible to find scriptures on “anger.”  Next month she will share more on depression; causes, cures, and other emotions that contribute to depression.  Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio Grove, Ok.

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8-26-16

Janie teaches on the concept of “doing wrong for the right reasons.”  Exploring the story of David moving the ark of God in First Chronicles 13, she brings practical applications to how we can learn from David’s mistake so that we don’t continue doing things wrong for right reasons.  Teaching handout R.E.A.C.T. To Your Emotions is available to download. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio Grove, Ok.

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7-15-16

Janie has a passion to share practical teachings from God’s word about the heart of God and man.  Teaching handout Comparison Test is available to download.  Listen to her interview recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, Ok


6-17-16

Janie’s introduction interview, learn her testimony and be encouraged by her genuine heart.  She has provided teaching handout My Heart: Christ’s Home by Robert Boyd Munger and God Is is available for you to download.  Listen to her interview recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, Ok


 

Pam Sitton

Connect with Laundry Love at 918-964-9377

laundry love logoPam is well established in the community as a long time resident and business owner.  She founded of the Laundry Love Project, helping families with their laundry needs, here in Grove, Ok.  She is also the chairman of the board for the Community Crisis Center; empowering families and ending violence in Northeast Oklahoma.  Both of these missions have one thing in common; helping people.  Pam’s big heart displays compassion as she works to make her community a better place.

Pam shares about the ministry of Laundry Love; what it is and how it was started.  She also shares about the Community Crisis Center.  Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio Grove, Ok.

Number for Crisis Center – 800-400-0883Crisis Center

Karen Moore

Connect with Karen Moore and the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center at 918-253-5472

20160909_115938-3Karen is the Director of Lighthouse Pregnancy Center in Jay, Ok. Lighthouse opened it’s doors in Aug of 2005.  Karen grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus into her life in 3rd grade church “Pioneer Girls”. While she had this wonderful foundation the turning point in her walk with Christ came many years and life lessons later.  She’s passionate about Bible study, teaching and sharing the Good News and Lighthouse has been pivotal in her journey.

20160909_115938-4Karen shares their many programs that help pregnant women, young mothers, and grandparents raising their grandchildren. She shares about the “shape program” that has been placed in many school in Delaware County. A young lady, Ashley Vann, who has been blessed by the Center shared her testimony with us.

Laura Shaw

20160722_115408 (3)Laura Shaw is a full-time wife, mother, mawmaw, mommy to my 2 fur babies Sophie and Lucy. She enjoys golfing, nature, and seeing all that God created outdoors.  She also bowls  and plays mahjjong.  She loves her church and singing in the choir.  She says, “I love making people smile. Life is too short, we must enjoy it and embrace it.”

Laura shares a beautiful testimony of how God orchestrated her life even when she thought He wasn’t looking.  After she survived a brain aneurism, God did a miracle in her life.  Listen to her story recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio.

We, at the station, are excited to announce the opening of Studio B, located at Grace Harbor Baptist Chruch.  Laura was our first guest in the new studio on 09-02-16.