At times, life feels hard, chaotic, or just mind-numbingly ordinary. But what if we could exchange that heavy dread and disquiet for a peace that passes understanding? On Monday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, writer and speaker, Sarah J. Hauser believes that while our outward lives are falling apart, our inner lives can grow stronger. Her new book, All Who are Weary was born out of Sarah’s own story—her depression, grief, and tears. Sarah invites us to join her in bringing our heavy burdens to Jesus and taking the light burden He offers instead.
There are approximately 30 million grandparents in the U.S. Each one is a potential influence in the lives of their grandchildren. On Monday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, David Wheeler from Legacy Coalition joins us to share how their organization is encouraging churches to minister to grandparents as they encourage and influence their grandchildren. Their desire is for grand-parents to invest in the lives of their grandchildren and to help them through resources, training and other methods to have a greater spiritual impact on their families.
How many of us strive to be close to God no matter where we are, including at work? If our prayer life is strong, we can speak to God every time we need to ask for help, to know his will in moments of uncertainty, and to do whatever he wants us to do in a way that pleases him. On Tuesday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Russ Gehrlein studied the spiritual leadership of Nehemiah, finding that this man of God remained close to God in prayer and was able to sense when God was leading him, whether it was something great or small. Nehemiah sought the Lord daily, and He acted on God’s promises to lead him (Ps. 32:8).
Sarah J. Hauser is a writer and speaker living in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and four kids. She is the author of All Who Are Weary: Finding True Rest by Letting Go of the Burdens You Were Never Meant to Carry (Moody, 2023). Read more at sarahjhauser.com, check out her newsletter, or find her on Instagram (@sarah.j.hauser).
David Wheeler was raised in parsonages in Tennessee, Illinois, and Ohio. David served in located ministries for 24 years as youth minister and senior minister. David moved to Knoxville (TN) to become the Campus Minister and a professor in the School of Congregational Ministry at Johnson University. He retired in 2021. He now travels widely presenting the “Grandparenting Matters” seminar (along with his wife, Cathy) on behalf of the Legacy Coalition. David is ridiculously in love with Cathy, his wife of 49 years. Now that their two daughters have “flown the coop”, this cozy couple rejoices in the blessing of being intentional Christian grandparents to three granddaughters and two grandsons.
Russ is a former youth pastor, junior/senior high school math/science teacher, and a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant. He is currently a civilian working for the Department of the Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He received a bachelor of science in mathematics from Colorado State University and a master of arts in biblical studies from Cornerstone University/Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Russ is a husband of 41 years, father of three adult children, and grandfather of five.
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