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8,000 Miles to Uganda, The Evolution of Transformation with Mike LaFleur

Hello, People of Purpose!

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The Testimony: I am excited to share this warm and friendly conversation with Mike LaFleur. He is a self-proclaimed regular guy trying to scrape by. Mike is a husband, father, military veteran, and earns a living in the software industry. As a congregant at All Nations Community Church, he and his wife are serving God in an impactful way. 

The Topics:

Mike shares his missionary experience from 2013, which was a step in surrender to God’s grace and mercy. Through a series of events, Mike realized there was more beyond the surface, and the people of Uganda left a lasting impression. As he opens up about his life, I hope you connect and reflect on your activities. Ask yourself what moments have changed you for the better and how you have continued to cultivate the wisdom God gave.

The Session:

As we continue to work through our anger, I pray we will become better equipped to act according to God’s intention. What do we need to look beyond? Can we find the similarities instead of focusing on the differences?

~Torrie


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Anger & the Flames of Scarcity, The Podcast

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Hello, People of Purpose!

This is Ruby’s second appearance on the podcast. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to her debut please check out The Lies Anger Told, The Podcast

Overview:

In today’s audio drama, we discuss scarcity, which is the belief in a limited supply of anything, food, water, money, resources. Scarcity extends to everything time, beauty, love, attention, rest, space, happiness, experiences, and connections. There is never enough, especially the want of provisions for the support of life. It is a failure, and it is a shortage, it is a deficit. Scarcity separates us and not only emits anger but is fueled by the question: is more for you, less for me? 

 The Message:

In Anger and the Flames of Scarcity, the Audio Drama, Ruby shares a story riddled with the causes of her scarcity mindset. While she was a wealthy businesswoman, she suffered from isolation. Thus fueling her bitterness, and Ruby was unable to form healthy relationships with others. Ruby’s emotions manifested themselves physically as time passed, limiting her God-given purpose. 

Devotional

We are presented with an example of improper behavior. Suspicion, gossip, fault-finding, and doubt have no room in our plans. Read Jeremiah 5:23-25 and let the Holy Word guide your thoughts. 

Take Action

As you listen to Anger and the Flames of Scarcity,  I pray you will journal and keep your Bible close. As you react, think about what you are feeling and use the Bible concordance to look up that specific emotion. What does the Bible say about how you’re responding? 

 ~Torrie


Scriptures in this episode:

James 1:19-21, Jeremiah 5:23-25


Journal Prompt:

  1. Do I give it to get it? Am I manipulative, or are there conditions attached to the gift? 
  2. Am I stressed and unmotivated? Am I easily tempted? 
  3. When it comes to material goods, can I resist time-sensitive super bargains? 
  4. Do I crash diet and then follow up by binge eating?
  5. Do I refer to myself in a negative light and fear rejection?

**Shout Out’s on Purpose**

Susan Jaenke, Jennifer Garcia, Lance and LaKisha Davis, Carlio Revely, Diane Stratton, Tisha Monique, David Champney, and Sonya Watkins-Sharpe.


Sisters In Podcasting

Christian Girls P.O.P with Stephanie Bright

Being Eve with Casey Alexis

Daily Encouragement with Ashley Campbell

The Yellow Room with Nika Hansen


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⇒ Our Given Purpose®  the website is updated!! You will notice links to other people of purpose. These fantastic individuals range from business owners and authors to life coaches and event coordinators. We hope you will find this useful and visit their platforms.

Podcast Collaborations and Interviews We are excited to continue the conversation with other entrepreneurs and business owners. Please connect with and listen to their stories. 

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Weekly News, Vol.34

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The update has happened!! Check out the website for additional links, information, and beautiful people of purpose! More will be added as the weeks go by! We are excited to partner with other podcasters, churches, business owners, and entrepreneurs!


Hello People of Purpose!

Season three of Our Given Purpose the Podcast and Talking on Purpose with Torrie, focuses on identifying the emotional pitfalls that keep us from walking in and working on our given purpose.

I hope you will tune in every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to study God’s Word, pray, reflect, and, most importantly, write! Journaling will provide a tangible way to keep track of our progress and thoughts throughout this year. Each Podcast and Internet show offers an opportunity to move beyond our limited human vision into a God-centered uninterrupted view.

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Our Given Purpose, the Podcast began the  course of identifying our major emotional blocks.  We start with anger and work our way through arrogance, pride, and fear. Each of these extreme emotions breeds and molds our character.  

This year my prayer is that we will all pause before we speak or react. In doing so, we become doers of the Word and not just hearers of it. James 1:19-21 is the foundation of this first 12 -week session

~Torrie

 


In Case You Missed It! Week 6 of 12 Week Session

Our Given Purpose the Podcast, S3E11 ‘Designed with Love, An Interview with Jasmine Lowery


 

Season 3 Episode 6 Talking on Purpose with Torrie  aired on Wednesday,  February 12, 2020 @Noon EST

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Our Given Purpose The Podcast s3e12: The Lies Anger Told, The Podcast

A great episode to share with your tweens and teens as well. 

 

Weekly Devotional Elements of Anger, Week Six Lesson Six


Up Next:

Plan your week on purpose!

Our Given Purpose the Podcast® presents  Beyond the Package an Interview with Magan Martin of Wrong Kind of Christian! Tune in on Tuesday, February 18,2020

 

*New episode of Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Internet show on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 live at Noon EST|| Share-Chat-Connect 

YouTube Channel |Facebook WatchIGTV 

 

* Anger Under the Spotlight, The Podcast on Thursday, February 20, 2020! 

 

 


Our Given Purpose® the Ministry

Our Given Purpose® Welcome new subscribers to the Purposeful family! I am so glad you have added us to your day! If you are enjoying this content please share this website with a friend. Subscriptions to this website is completely free and you won’t miss anything. I could not do this without your support. Thank you for sharing via your social media platforms and spreading the word of this ministry.   

⇒Links to Pandora, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, Tune In, and iHeart Radio, can be found on the Home Page  or simply type in Our Given Purpose in the search box of your favorite music/podcasting app.

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

⇒Also Follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page.  Instagram for daily scripture, original photography, connections, and conversations. Pin us on Pinterest!Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purposeto see what others are doing. Use #collective_purpose to let us know how you’re walking in your purpose.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. ~Torrie

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com

 


 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

The Weekly News, Vol 33

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The update has happened!! Check out the website for additional links, information, and beautiful people of purpose! More will be added as the weeks go by! We are excited to partner with other podcasters, churches, business owners, and entrepreneurs!


Hello People of Purpose!

Season three of Our Given Purpose the Podcast and Talking on Purpose with Torrie, focuses on identifying the emotional pitfalls that keep us from walking in and working on our given purpose.

I hope you will tune in every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to study God’s Word, pray, reflect, and, most importantly, write! Journaling will provide a tangible way to keep track of our progress and thoughts throughout this year. Each Podcast and Internet show offers an opportunity to move beyond our limited human vision into a God-centered uninterrupted view.

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Our Given Purpose, the Podcast began the  course of identifying our major emotional blocks.  We start with anger and work our way through arrogance, pride, and fear. Each of these extreme emotions breeds and molds our character.  

This year my prayer is that we will all pause before we speak or react. In doing so, we become doers of the Word and not just hearers of it. James 1:19-21 is the foundation of this first 12 -week session

~Torrie

 


In Case You Missed It! Week 5 of 12 Week Session

Our Given Purpose the Podcast, S3E8 ‘Anger Makes Me Sick, The Podcast

Anger Makes Me Sick, The Podcast

 

Season 3 Episode 5 Talking on Purpose with Torrie  aired on Wednesday,  February 5, 2020 @Noon EST

YouTube Channel |IGTV  |  Facebook Watch 

Talking on Purpose with Torrie, The Internet Show

 

Our Given Purpose The Podcast s3e9: Anger Makes Me SickER The Podcast

Anger Makes Me Sicker, The Podcast

 

Weekly Devotional Elements of Anger, Week Five Lesson Five

Elements of Anger
Lesson 5 Week 5

Up Next: Plan your week on purpose!

Our Given Purpose the Podcast® presents Designed with Love an Interview with Jasmine Lowery CEO of Agape Love Events! Tune in on Tuesday, February 11,2020

*New episode of Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Internet show on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 live at Noon EST|| Share-Chat-Connect 

YouTube Channel |Facebook WatchIGTV 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Anger is a Liar The Podcast on Thursday, February 13, 2020! 

 

 

 

 


Our Given Purpose® the Ministry

Our Given Purpose® Welcome new subscribers to the Purposeful family! I am so glad you have added us to your day! If you are enjoying this content please share this website with a friend. Subscriptions to this website is completely free and you won’t miss anything. I could not do this without your support. Thank you for sharing via your social media platforms and spreading the word of this ministry.   

⇒Links to Pandora, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, Tune In, and iHeart Radio, can be found on the Home Page  or simply type in Our Given Purpose in the search box of your favorite music/podcasting app.

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

⇒Also Follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page.  Instagram for daily scripture, original photography, connections, and conversations. Pin us on Pinterest!Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purposeto see what others are doing. Use #collective_purpose to let us know how you’re walking in your purpose.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. ~Torrie

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com

 


 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Anger Makes Me Sick, The Podcast

Hello, People of Purpose!

What has anger done to you physically? That was the question I pondered, as I cycled through multiple times physician visits. I went from doctor to hospital to the emergency room repeatedly in two weeks. The pain experienced was not normal; it radiated throughout my body, and at points, I was unable to decipher exactly where the discomfort came. Could it all be in my head? Was I suffering mentally? Was this anxiety at work physically? I prayed. Although my illness received a diagnosis after being tested at length, a part of me believes it was all due to repressed anger.

As you listen:

For this podcast, we use Psalm thirty-eight as our focal scripture and frame it with James chapter one, verse twenty-one. Psalm thirty-eight was written by, written for, or written to King David and would have had music accompany it. The person in this psalm was suffering from sickness, social alienation, and guilt. Psalm thirty-eight is known as a penitential Psalm, which means to express remorse. Penance is to express sorrow for sins or faults. Forgiveness requires repentance. Why was the psalmist expressing such anguish and grief? In 2 Samuel chapters 11-24, we read of King David’s struggles. The purpose he abandons to satisfy a temporary fleshly desire led to trouble and distress both with his family and with the nation. David’s attempt to cover up his sin was multiplied by the painful consequences.

It has been widely reported that anger, sadness, and unforgiveness cause various physical health problems. Anger triggers the body to respond spontaneously. Ever heard of the fight or flight response? Defense or Offense? Defensive in resisting the psychological attack; or offensive the act of attacking the individual who dares stand in your way.

Biblical context:

We read in Psalm 38 9:10, “You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh. My heart beats wildly, my strength fails, and I am going blind.”  
King David is suffering emotionally. Anger may not be the first idea to come to mind, but I would be livid. I would be so angry, disgusted, and downright indignant if I had to take refuge because one of my children, whom I loved, turned others against me. I believe it is safe to say that while King David was fearful of God’s wrath, he also was agitated himself. It is possible to be both. To have a deep reverence for God’s mighty power and feel anger in our flesh. Remember, a significant difference stands between knowing and doing. King David knew of his errors, and he did not act out of anger.


Scriptures in this episode:

James 1:21, Psalm 38:3-16

Journal Prompts:

  1. What illness is caused by my anger?
  2. Who have I not forgiven because of my anger?

 

Keep writing, praying and God as your priority!


Spotlight on Business:

Psalms In Service LLC 

Clarise Hicks is the CEO of Psalms in Service LLC and manages H.O.L.L.A.R an anti-bullying program. Please visit Psalms in Service LLC to plan your next event or to connect with Clarise Hicks.

 


OUR GIVEN PURPOSE ® THE MINISTRY

ANNOUNCEMENT

⇒ Our Given Purpose®  the website is updated!! You will notice links to other people of purpose. These fantastic individuals range from business owners and authors to life coaches and event coordinators. We hope you will find this useful and visit their platforms.

Podcast Collaborations and Interviews We are excited to continue the conversation with other entrepreneurs and business owners. Our Given Purpose® began using this platform to allow others to raise their voices in September 2019. It is our pleasure to continue in 2020 by showcasing those who may have gone unheard. Our stories are integral to our purpose. 

 Please subscribe to the website (completely free) to view/listen to all we are doing on purpose for God’s purpose! Please share your favorites via your social media platforms! Download on Pandora|Apple Podcasts|GooglePodcasts|Spotify|Stitcher|Radio Public|Tune In| iHeartRadio


⇒What to do between podcasts? 

Watch ‘Talking on Purpose with Torrie’

Link to Our Given Purpose YouTube Channel

New episodes on Wednesdays air on YouTube|Facebook Watch| IGTV 

⇒Also, Follow @ourgivenpurpose to join Facebook the group page. Top Fan badge is now activated!!! Get a shout out on Talking on Purpose with Torrie just for saying hello and connecting with us! Chat with us on Instagram and watch shows via IGTV! Pin us on Pinterest! Follow the feature page on Instagram @collective_purpose to see what others are doing. Use #collective_purpose to let us know how you’re walking in your purpose.

torrie@ourgivenpurpose.com


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Share with your circle on social media or casually bring us up in conversation. 😉

Leave a review on your music/platform of choice! 

Share with your church groups or start your own Bible study with the free resources provided. (Men’s’, Womens’, & Teens ministries)


© Torrie Slaughter,LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Torrie Slaughter, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.