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    Jesse Barnett

    Author, Transform Your Tomorrow:
    10 Daily Habits for Living the Good Life

I teach the Bible to an amazing group of people each week at LifePoint Christian Church in Longwood, Florida.

I write to help people build their faith by connecting them to God through the mystery and relevance of the Bible.

Since 2003 I have voiced Zach, the host of Down Gilead Lane, Beyond Gilead, Red Rock Mysteries, and Keys for Kids!

A podcast to help you understand and get to know your Bible better and to help you grow your faith in God.

Recent Posts

8 Rules To Keep You Happy & Healthy Online (Part Two)

By Phil Ayres | April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week I published the first of two posts called, “8 Rules To Keep You Happy & Healthy Online.” The idea came as the result of a recent month-long sabbatical that I took from social media. You can read the first post here, but if you want a quick peek at the first four “rules” …

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PODCAST: 3 Strategies to Handle Spiritual Doubt

By Phil Ayres | April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today’s show is all about how to handle spiritual doubts. Trust me, I’ve been there myself—where it feels like my faith is wearing thin and I have some hesitation in my belief. The good news is that is normal and I share some ideas on how to help you handle spiritual doubt. Also, the #askapastor …

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8 Rules To Keep You Happy & Healthy Online (Part One)

By Phil Ayres | April 8, 2019 | 2 Comments

If the internet and social media cause you grief, it could be from overuse. Social media is like cheesecake, it tastes fantastic but that doesn't mean you should eat it all the time.

Toolbox Tuesday: Grammarly Premium

By Phil Ayres | April 2, 2019 | 1 Comment

A few years ago I started writing in earnest. It was a big deal for me because even though I had always loved to write, I was never quite sure how to handle punctuation. I even wrote about my problem with commas in a post on Medium. Last year I published a book called “Flannel-Graph …

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6 Important Questions That You Must Ask When You Read Your Bible

By Phil Ayres | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Show Timestamps 0:28 – Opening 1:28 – Free book info 3:29 – Ask-A-Pastor: Does the Bible say I really have to give 10% of my $ to church? 8:02 – Grammary Ad 9:02 – 6 Questions You must ask when you read your Bible   Show Notes My latest book: FLANNEL-GRAPH JESUS: More Than A One-Dimensional …

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3 Valid Reasons You Should Memorize The Bible

By Phil Ayres | March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I was a kid growing up in Michigan, my parents enrolled me in a program called, AWANA. It's a church-club sort of thing–think Boy Scouts for Christians. There were a couple of key differences, of course. First, AWANA was open to both girls and boys (now that I think of it, so are the …

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4 Surefire Ways To Gain Wisdom Now

By Phil Ayres | March 13, 2019 | 4 Comments

One of my favorite Youtube channels is “Smarter Every Day” by Destin Sandlin. He's a mechanical engineer who films himself learning something cool and then shares the videos with his audience. Obviously, Destin didn't invent the idea of getting smarter. It's an idea first proposed by God and it's found all over the Bible. Of …

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3 Tips To Avoid Cynicism

By Phil Ayres | March 7, 2019 | 1 Comment

I hate cynicism. That being said—I can be a terribly cynical person at times. I don't like this about myself and I would like to blame someone else for my cynical nature. Perhaps it was all the tv shows that I grew up watching. They featured overly cynical people—Archie bunker, George Constanta, Chandler Bing, and …

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My Social Media Sabbatical

By Phil Ayres | February 28, 2019 | 13 Comments

For the month of March, I plan to take a sabbatical from certain social media platforms, namely Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter. Recently, I've realized that these platforms do more harm to my mood than good. This might not be the case for you, and if so, that's good. But for me, I have noticed that …

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The Art of Apologizing

By Phil Ayres | February 20, 2019 | 6 Comments

“Hold me now, it's hard for me to say I'm sorry” -Chicago Can we all agree that it's not easy to apologize? It takes a lot of humility to admit that you were wrong and then say you're sorry. Some people will go their whole life without offering a single apology to another person. During …

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