Today on Bridges Monica shares with us how we can find God in the unexpected places of our lives.
Finding Strength to Face the Day
Today on Bridges Monica will share practical ways on how we can find strength to face even the hardest days.
You don’t have to wait for your circumstances to improve to enjoy your life. You can have Serenity NOW & forever as you trust Christ.
Messy to Meaningful, Pt 1
In this special teaching, Monica introduces her latest book, "Messy to Meaningful: Lessons from the Junk Drawer" with co-authors Rhonda Rhea and Kaley Rhea. To learn more, visit MessytoMeaningful.com.
Messy to Meaningful, Pt 2
This episode will help you learn how to let go of life's junk and hold on to all that is good and meaningful.
Messy to Meaningful, Pt 3
Since life can be a lot like a junk drawer, Monica Schmelter, Rhonda Rhea, and Kaley Rhea joined together and co-authored a book called Messy to Meaningful. In this episode artist Jennifer McGill interviews them and they share how God can take our craziest messes and bring about His glorious and beautiful purpose.
Faith, Friends, and Chocolate, Pt. 1
On today's episode, Monica shares a message of "Faith, Friends, and Chocolate." Then special guests Angel Richardson & Jennifer McGill join Monica for a panel about faith during hard times.
Faith, Friends, and Chocolate, Pt 2
On today's episode, Monica shares a message of "Faith, Friends, and Chocolate." Then Jennifer McGill interviews special guest Lisa Hooks about a time when her faith brought her victory.
Faith, Friends, and Chocolate, Pt 3
In Part 3 of "Faith, Friends, and Chocolate," Monica shares Biblical stories of how faith and friends are essential in following Jesus. Then Jennifer McGill and special guest Sheryl Griffin join Monica for a panel on faith.
Love Your Neighbor
We love our neighbor as we love ourselves because of the way it brings honor to God and transforms people.
The Golden Rule
Embracing the Golden Rule has positive effects on our lives, relationships, and culture.
Red Flags in Relationships Pt 3
Today's Red Flags: secrets, dishonesty, and unwillingness to get help.
Red Flags in Relationships Pt 2
Today's red flags are: angry outbursts/tantrums, act like “It” never happened, won’t take responsibility.
Red Flags in Relationships Pt 1
Today's red flags: they keep score, they don’t fight fair, they can’t/won’t apologize.
Signs that you may need to start sorting the junk drawer of life: it’s so full you can’t take anymore, you’re upset but you don’t know why, even the littlest of things really set you off.
Sorting through the Junk Drawer of Life Pt. 1
In almost every life there is a “junk drawer”. That junk drawer holds pieces of the past – pieces of stuff we just can’t let go and pieces of stuff we will need later. There is a way to sort through the junk drawer of life and keep what you need, throw out what’s unnecessary and make forward progress in life.
Love Under Pressure
When pressure is coming at you from all directions you can show God’s Love to all people.
Peace Under Pressure
When you’re under a lot of pressure His Peace will give you what you need to make God honoring decisions.
Grace Under Pressure
When it comes to life there is way more than enough pressure to go around. While we can’t always avoid pressures of life we can learn to walk in God’s grace when we’re under pressure.
4 Habits Worth Repeating
Renew. Revise. Reach Out. Rest. Repeat.
Exchanging Your Labels
Somewhere along life’s journey we all get “labeled”. We may get labeled by others or even ourselves. The thing about labels is that we can exchange them for God’s truth.
Labels, Lies, and the Truth
You don’t have to let your struggle become your identity. You don’t have to live with labels God didn’t give you. With Christ’s help you can let go of labels and lies and live God’s truth.
It’s Never Too Late
Because of God’s goodness, it’s never too late to be grateful, it’s never too late to change, and it’s never too late to make a difference.
“Drama Free Zone” Pt 2
When it comes to needless drama please cancel my subscription. I can’t stop all of life’s drama, but I can skip the performance.
Drama Free Zone Pt. 1
Maturity starts when drama ends. Today’s lesson dedicated to ending needless drama in your life.
Overwhelming Victory Pt. 2
Just as tough seasons and challenging times are inevitable so is overwhelming victory for every Christ follower.
"Sorting through the Junk Drawer of Life" Pt. 2
Signs that you may need to start sorting the junk drawer of life: It’s so full you can’t take anymore, you’re upset but you don’t know why, or even the littlest of things really set you off.
Overwhelming Victory Pt. 1
Serving God doesn’t pre-empt you from the battle. Serving God does guarantee “Overwhelming Victory”.
Share Your Story
There is nobody that can share your story like you. You can reach and touch people’s lives in a way that no one else can. So if you really want to help people - share your story in a way that makes Christ’s love, power, and absolute truth front and center.
It's Worth the Wait
Whether it’s a delayed flight or a long line – waiting is not usually welcome news. We want everything “quick and in a hurry” and really yesterday would have been great but we’ll take right now. When we understand the benefits and purposes of waiting we can come to place of saying “It’s Worth the Wait”.
When the Bottom Falls Out
When your world is rocked and the bottom falls out – life as you know it may be forever changed – but God will never forsake you. He will see you through and bring you to a place with perspective and hope beyond your pain.
God's plan is for His children to change the climate for "good" in this world. Today's lesson is learning how to overcome 3 excuses that prohibit climate change.
Half Empty vs. Half Full
We can debate all day about whether the glass is half-empty or half-full. Sometimes what’s most important is to leave the excuses about what we lack behind and move forward with what we do have.
With Christ’s help we can undergo an "Identity Makeover" that eliminates man-made excuses and puts us on the path of joy filled living.
Lies We Believe about Ourselves Pt. 2
Lies like “I don’t fit in” or “ I can keep my sin a secret”, keep you from God’s best for your life. You can refuse the lie and embrace the truth and live.
Lies We Believe about Ourselves Pt. 1
"I am not good enough." "I might fail." "I might mess up my future." You can replace these lies with truth and live the productive healthy life you’ve been long for.
Lies We Believe about God
"God’s love must be earned," "God’s out to get us," and "God is mad at us." The list goes on and on. As we overcome these lies we open our hearts to receive the freedom and joy God promises.
What Not to Say
"Everything happens for a reason," "It's probably for the best," "It could have been worse." These are a few examples of things "Better left unsaid."
Courage, Clarity & Character
You won't find Courage, Clarity and Character in 3 easy steps. Instead, you will find Courage, Clarity and Character as you follow Christ in every area of your life.
Don't Get Sidetracked
When your goal is to move forward you will have to ignore some stuff, persevere through tough stuff and forget about the past stuff.
Let It Go pt. 2
Sometimes things like other people's opinions and even our own emotions get in the way of productive living. You don't have to be pre-occupied by what others think - nor do you have to be a prisoner of your own emotions. You can learn to trust God and let it go.
Let it Go pt. 1
In this crazy, fast paced world "unrealistic expectations" like having the picture perfect life are often embraced as the norm. We can either strive to achieve unrealistic pressure or learn to let it go and root our expectations in God's truth and in His plan for our lives.
Christ followers do not have to settle for wordly standards or even mediocrity - we can boldly obey God's Word and trust the results of Him. When our faith is truly in Christ we don't live solely for comfort, convenience, and/or conformity.
Rise Above The Petty
Refuse to let small petty people distract you from your BIG purpose & refuse to be a small petty person that distracts others from their BIG purpose.
Unwavering Faith is about putting all of our hope in God's Word and refusing to back down even when our circumstances are screaming there is just no way "this will ever work out."