Category Archives: Devotional

Coming back…and NEW!!

You may be wondering, “What’s happened to the Narration by George Podcast?” Well, this is to update you on what’s happening here at Narration by George.

The podcast is returning. But, it will not be the same.  It will be new & improved. (I know that’s a cliché. There’s just no better way to say it!) Just look at what we’re doing in the new episodes:

  • Totally refocused. This podcast will focus only on telling the story of Jesus.  That’s it!
  • Shorter. Only 15 minutes long to make it easier to fit into your schedule each week.
  • Weekly.  We will restart with a new podcast each Sunday!

Wow! Those are a lot of changes!  We’re in production now for the beginning of this podcast.

Along with the new podcast, we’ll feature an audio book each week.  Included in this feature will the opportunity to get a book for free some weeks or for a reduced price in others.

So, stay tuned – figuratively speaking!!

 

#99 – Spiritual Ideas: It’s About Power

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Have you considered the power of God in your life?  Paul tells us that he wanted to experience that power.  We discuss that topic today in the wake of the exhibit of God’s greatest power – the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

LINKS REFERENCED IN TODAY’S PODCAST

 

#86-Of Thanks and Thanksgiving

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As we move into Thanksgiving week-end, I have some thoughts to share with you about the holiday.  You’ll hear some history.  I’ll share some ideas about being thankful as well as some scripture.  And you’ll hear some “thanksgiving” music.  I pray this podcast helps you think about being grateful and to whom to be grateful.

LINKS FROM THIS PODCAST

#57-Podcast Re-Cast: Surviving Perilous Times

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We continue looking back at prior podcasts – “re-casts” if you will – while I am moving and the studio is being rebuilt.  We go back to look at a spiritual episode from the past, this week.

Most of the time we read passages like Luke 21 in light of an end-of-times narrative.  However, I think that Jesus’ hearers – his disciples and apostles – would have heard this narrative in a different way.  Jesus was preparing his disciples with instructions for survival in perilous times.  In their day, Jerusalem was going to be destroyed, the church was to be scattered through persecution, and disciples would be killed.  How would they get through those times?

In many ways, our times are not so different.  There is persecution for believers in Jesus – some that leads to death.  Churches are in trouble for various reasons.  And times seem to be getting more difficult.  How to God’s children cope?

In this podcast, I go back to Jesus’ instructions for His first followers from Luke 21:5-36.  Let’s hear Jesus’ words as they might have heard them, not as an end-of-times narrative.  What do we learn of coping in perilous times?

#53-The Passion, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

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0411091740_0001Since this is Holy Week in the Christian calendar, I have produced a narrative of the events of Holy Week – from the arrest of Jesus through the resurrection – based totally on the Scriptures.  Rather than rely on just one of the Gospel narratives, I have meshed the four narratives together in one cogent story.  I pray that you are blessed by this telling of these important events – the most important events in all of history!

Here are some links to the Gospel records of this story:

#42-The Story of Christmas

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birth-of-jesusIt’s two days before Christmas as I write this.  The season of giving, receiving, family, friends, fellowship, and food is upon us.  But, will we take time to remember the reason for this season?  Will we take time – individually and corporately – to celebrate, to contemplate, to remember the One who gave us the most important gift of all?  “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son.  And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.  God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was.  He came to help, to put the world right again.” (John 3:16, The Message)  This podcast celebrates this gift in words and music.  Enjoy!

Music heard in this podcast:

#28-Surviving Perilous Times

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jesus-teaching-in-templeMost of the time we read passages like Luke 21 in light of an end-of-times narrative.  However, I think that Jesus’ hearers – his disciples and apostles – would have heard this narrative in a different way.  Jesus was preparing his disciples with instructions for survival in perilous times.  In their day, Jerusalem was going to be destroyed, the church was to be scattered through persecution, and disciples would be killed.  How would they get through those times?

In many ways, our times are not so different.  There is persecution for believers in Jesus – some that leads to death.  Churches are in trouble for various reasons.  And times seem to be getting more difficult.  How to God’s children cope?

In this podcast, I go back to Jesus’ instructions for His first followers from Luke 21:5-36.  Let’s hear Jesus’ words as they might have heard them, not as an end-of-times narrative.  What do we learn of coping in perilous times?

#26-God Weeps

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Did you know that God cries?  There are two specific incidents in the scriptures which have startling similarities.  I talk about those incidents and what they mean for you and especially for me as a Narrator of Audio Books!  Join me for a short journey into the scriptures for a unique insight.

Links to the Scriptures used in this podcast:

Luke 19:41-44

Jeremiah 2:9-11

John 12:36-43

#13-How Would Jesus Date?

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John Paul & Lauren

John Paul & Lauren

This week’s podcast comes courtesy of a blog posted by a young man studying at The Princeton Theological Seminary.  He asks the question which titles our podcast: How Would Jesus Date?  Intriguing to me.  Even better are the thoughts he shares with us.  Thank you, John Paul Cooke for sharing these thoughts and allowing me to use them in this podcast.

#8-The Merger of Audio Books & Spiritual Ideas: Devotionals

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A Mended Heart

A Mended Heart

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God Me & A Cup of Tea

I’ve said that this podcast is dedicated to “audiobooks, spiritual ideas, and other items of interest.”  Today, I start a series of three (I think) podcasts which will highlight the merger of audiobooks and spiritual ideas.  I have recorded two devotional books, A Mended Heart by Patti J. Smith and God, Me and a Cup of Tea by Michele Huey.  In this podcast, I talk about both books and play excerpts from them.