Podcast | The Practical Disciple - Part 5

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Four Reasons You Can’t Focus in Prayer and How to Overcome Them [podcast episode 3]

Do you struggle to stay focused when you prayer? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, this is perhaps the number one prayer struggle people report to me.

The great news is that conquering your wandering mind is actually one of the easier prayer problems to fix. Staying focused all boils down to consciously and strategically engaging your mind and or your body while you are praying. For example, something as simple as writing out your prayers or praying out loud can immediately and dramatically increase your focus.


  • Understanding distractions both internal and external.[4:50]
  • Understanding boredom. Yes, you can be bored during prayer and your mind will wander if you are.  [8:41]
  • Understanding how incessant interruptions have conditioned your mind to hop about so much so

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How to Start Reading the Bible Everyday and Never Miss It [Podcast Episode 2]

Have you considered reading the entire Bible? Perhaps you’ve made that commitment as a New Year’s resolution. Many people do, but few people actually complete reading the Bible.
Or, may be you have read the entire Bible and now you want to make it a daily part of your life, but can’t seem to stick with reading.  Either way, this podcast is perfect for you.


Long ago, sometime around January of 1983, after many failed attempts at reading the Bible, I started reading four chapters a day and have never missed it since.  The keys to daily reading are actually pretty simple to master.  In this podcast you’ll get everything you need to begin reading the bible

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Introduction to The Practical Disciple Podcast [Episode 1]

Welcome to The Practical Disciple Podcast’s very first episode.  If you yearn for step-by-step advice on how to grow in the Christian faith and have a richer more meaningful life, then you are in the right place.  This podcast is dedicated to bringing you concrete actionable instruction on three vital areas of the being Christian:

  • Bible Study
  • Prayer
  • Living our Your Purpose

Each episode is packed with easy-to-apply tips, tools, and strategy.  I bypass any fluff. Most everything I share with you is something I’ve tried myself. I’ve figure out things the hard way, so you don’t have to.

Each episode will give you the short-cuts I

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9 Benefits of Knowing Your Purpose

“Why did God make you?” I recall hearing a retreat director in college ask a fellow retreatant that question. All I could think was, “I’m glad he’s not asking me. I don’t have a clue.” Little did I know I would be asking “What will I do when I grow up?” for about thirty more years. I am not alone. Seems numerous people are dissatisfied with their lives and yearning for a greater understanding to spend their time. That yearning isn’t bad, provided people come up with answers.  A couple of years ago I discovered a sweet spot of purpose where life is a whole lot more meaningful, fruitful, and enjoyable. That

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