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Many women feel overwhelmed with the chaos of life, struggle with the fact that life, relationships and marriage are hard, and lack what they need to truly thrive. The Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, with host, Cheryl Scruggs, and online community provide women with encouragement & support, to better manage their stress, create healthy relationships, and build a life that thrives beyond belief.
 
Treasured is a podcast for anyone raising girls - no matter your season and no matter your age! We all have questions, and this is the place to get guidance, wisdom and encouragement. Wouldn't you love to have lunch every week with a mentor or counselor or trusted friend? Well that’s not realistic - so Courtney DeFeo is doing just that with this podcast, bringing new questions and conversations every week! She also brings her own struggles and the real topics she faces with her own girls. Jo ...
 
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“It’s hard to be lonely, isn’t it? To miss someone who should be here?” Jodi Stuber wasn't looking for another horse for her struggling therapy ranch—let alone one like Solomon. After losing his herd, he was solitary and sad, spending his days standing near the plastic deer in his yard for company. No stranger herself to loss and heartache, Jodi kn…
 
Adam Hendrix is back on with Mark and Jess this week to discuss his sabbatical and closing our Being Human series! The word "sin" sounds outdated, old-fashioned, heavy-handed, and guilt-producing. But it’s right there in the Bible. What do we do with that? This week, we explore David's major sin and look at how we, as Christians, don't need to avoi…
 
The word "sin" sounds outdated, old-fashioned, heavy-handed, and guilt-producing. But it’s right there in the Bible. What do we do with that? This week, we explore David's major sin and look at how we, as Christians, don't need to avoid sin, but DO need to recognize and become aware of sin. After all, sin, failures, and mistakes are never the end o…
 
Join Mark and Jess as we chat with Brett about how not to be scared of the future. Have you ever worried or wondered about what comes next? Or made plans based on being able to influence what will happen in the future? It is, after all, only human to want to take control of what happens in our lives. But what if in our desire to grab control we mis…
 
Have you ever worried or wondered about what comes next? Or made plans based on being able to influence what will happen in the future? It is, after all, only human to want to take control of what happens in our lives. But what if in our desire to grab control we miss what God wants to do in and through us? David is a good example. He had plans to …
 
We sit down this week with Matt Stephan, our San Mateo Campus Pastor, to chat about his sermon, and hear about a monkey, 'cow'culating sacrifice and the most torturous part of the message. What if there was one secret to coming alive? One secret to finding joy? Join us as we take an in-depth look at one of the craziest, most challenging passages in…
 
What if there was one secret to coming alive? One secret to finding joy? Join us as we take an in-depth look at one of the craziest, most challenging passages in the Bible—and find joy and life as we do so! Make this week a week of worship. And don’t forget to check out our worship playlist on Spotify at http://menlo.church/playlist Church doesn't …
 
Do you have difficult people and relationships in your life? So do we! Let's discover what God has to say about this together. We are excited to welcome former Menlo Pastor Scotty Scruggs back to the pulpit! He will be teaching about how God wants us to deal with the difficult relationships in our lives, and what we are supposed to do about it. Fin…
 
Do you have difficult people and relationships in your life? So do we! Let's discover what God has to say about this together. We are excited to welcome former Menlo Pastor Scotty Scruggs back to the pulpit! He will be teaching about how God wants us to deal with the difficult relationships in our lives, and what we are supposed to do about it. Fin…
 
Dr. Amanda Porter is an introvert and writer who is passionate about faith, hope, mental wellness, and recovery. As a nurse practitioner who specializes in Integrative Mental Health, Amanda diagnoses, treats, and prescribes medication to patients of all ages, of every diagnosis, and across all levels of care. She is board-certified in internal medi…
 
In a world filled with the noise of social media—where we sometimes cheer on individuals who ridicule anyone they disagree with—we’ve lost the art of honoring people. Especially people we believe to be dishonorable. Saul repeatedly tried to kill David or have him killed. David had the chance to seek revenge against Saul, but instead he chose to hon…
 
In a world filled with the noise of social media—where we sometimes cheer on individuals who ridicule anyone they disagree with—we’ve lost the art of honoring people. Especially people we believe to be dishonorable. Saul repeatedly tried to kill David or have him killed. David had the chance to seek revenge against Saul, but instead he chose to hon…
 
We all face challenges and fears that require courage. David and Goliath show us two different approaches to courage—one grounded in reality and the other coming from delusion. In this sermon we consider God-centered courage—the courage that comes not from something big, but is actually a result of the small steps taken every day. Today, we see how…
 
We all face challenges and fears that require courage. David and Goliath show us two different approaches to courage—one grounded in reality and the other coming from delusion. In this sermon we consider God-centered courage—the courage that comes not from something big, but is actually a result of the small steps taken every day. Today, we see how…
 
Author and Speaker Daniel Ritchie Helps Christians Cultivate Patience in ‘Endure’ Born Without Arms, Ritchie Combines His Personal Experience with Biblical Truth to Encourage Readers to Run the Race In a culture permeated by the “microwave mentality” and accustomed to getting what we want instantaneously, author and speaker Daniel Ritchie reminds J…
 
Do you know what your calling is? This week, our Director of young adults, Adam Hendrix continues our series, “Being Human.” We all want our lives to matter, to make a difference, and to have a purpose. We are desperate to find out what we are made to do. But, does every human being have a calling or only certain vocations? This week we study the c…
 
Welcome to the Menlo Legacy Service! This is Menlo Church's traditional worship service made available every Sunday morning. This week, our director of young adults, Adam Hendrix continues our series, “Being Human.” Do you know what your calling is? We all want our lives to matter, to make a difference, and to have a purpose. We are desperate to fi…
 
Humans are complicated, walking paradoxes. Sometimes we’re the worst, sometimes we’re the best. We are physical beings with flesh and blood, skin, and bones. We’re also spiritual beings, having the breath of God. Often, we tend to separate our lives-the spiritual or the sacred, the holy or the earthly. But at the core of being human, is a union, no…
 
Humans are complicated, walking paradoxes. Sometimes we’re the worst, sometimes we’re the best. We are physical beings with flesh and blood, skin, and bones. We’re also spiritual beings, having the breath of God. Often, we tend to separate our lives-the spiritual or the sacred, the holy or the earthly. But at the core of being human, is a union, no…
 
ABOUT LAUREN and laurenscruggskennedy.com i started the space LAURENSCRUGGSKENNEDY.COM in 2017 with the hope to cultivate a space where i could share my expertise on healthy living and my passion for vulnerability, style, clean beauty, and nutritious recipes. since then life has expanded in so many ways – i’ve learned so much, been connected with s…
 
This week, we close out our Unlikely Witness series in a deep dive about what it means for a church body to be an unlikely witness. We'll ask, how does “the church” share the hope of the world? What does this say about how we act with one another, how we get along, and how we handle disputes and challenges? Join us as we think about how the way we …
 
This week, we talk about what it means for a church body to be an unlikely witness. We'll ask, how does “the church” share the hope of the world? What does this say about how we act with one another, how we get along, and how we handle disputes and challenges? Join us as we think about how the way we live out community together as a church speaks v…
 
Every witness has a story to tell, an experience that has shaped and impacted us. The pain of the present can be a word of wisdom for tomorrow. This week, we’re delving into the questions: "What is the significance of your story? What have you been a witness to?" We’ll also be hearing from some special guests who are in the midst of a challenging s…
 
How can you celebrate and thank the mom in your life for all she does? The one who has loved you as a mom or is the mom of your children deserves to know how valuable she is. In their new gift book/devotional, I Love You, Mom! Cherished Word Gifts from My Heart to Yours (Tyndale House, March 22), mother-daughter duo, Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McI…
 
Join us as we explore what it means to lean into witnessing to the goodness of God. Instead of being afraid of saying the wrong thing, not having the right answers or not being good enough. we will think about what it looks like to partner with God in witnessing and experience his presence. We’ll give practical tools for prayer and encouragement fo…
 
Join us as we explore what it means to lean into witnessing to the goodness of God. Intead of being afraid of saying the wrong thing, not having the right answers or not being good enough. we will think about what it looks like to partner with God in witnessing and experience his presence. We’ll give practical tools for prayer and encouragement for…
 
Is it even possible to have conversations about faith when we’re not supposed to talk about religion, politics, or money? Today, take a deeper look at exploring how to bear witness to our friends, neighbors, and co-workers about who Jesus is—without being a jerk. This talk is especially for those who want to get really practical about what this loo…
 
Is it even possible to have conversations about faith when we’re not supposed to talk about religion, politics, or money? Today, we explore how to bear witness to our friends, neighbors, and co-workers about who Jesus is—without being a jerk. This talk is especially for those who want to get really practical about what this looks like! This summer …
 
Using Scripture and personal narrative, Courageously Expecting empathizes with and empowers women to face a pregnancy after loss with faith and courage, despite inevitable feelings of grief and fear that accompany life after losing a baby. Pregnancy is widely regarded as the most joyful time in a woman’s life, but for the mother who has experienced…
 
Jesus tells us to go and be his witnesses, but what is the message that we’re supposed to share? This week, we’re diving deeper about the Gospel to understand more fully what it means and why it is good news for our world today. Whether you consider yourself part of our online community or not, we would love to invite you to participate in how we d…
 
Jesus tells us to go and be his witnesses, but what is the message that we’re supposed to share? This week, we’re talking about the Gospel to understand more fully what it means and why it is good news for our world today. We will also explore how the Gospel forces us to ask the question, “Who is reigning over our lives?” Spend some time thinking a…
 
What If It’s Wonderful? Author and marriage and family therapist Nicole Zasowski knows that it’s difficult to trust joy and find the courage to celebrate when you have endured seasons of disappointment and despair. When God has been your faithful anchor in the storm, does joy then leave you unmoored? Nicole reminds us that we can stay tethered to t…
 
Does the word evangelism disturb you? Does it bring to mind obnoxious people forcing their faith upon others? This week we begin a six week series on this difficult topic and get to look ahead with one of the masterminds behind the series, Brett Koerten. We look at what Jesus said about being a witness, why it doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable to…
 
Does the word evangelism disturb you? Does it bring to mind obnoxious people forcing their faith upon others? This week we begin a six week series on this difficult topic. We look at what Jesus said about being a witness, why it doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable topic, and why it might even be something that gives you great delight. Read the gosp…
 
This week we get to talk with Scott Palmbush, our new Head of Staff. We chat about hopes and dreams for Menlo, how Scott is a Reverend Doctor in some social circles, and how we can come alongside our community during this time of transition. Whether you consider yourself part of our online community or not, we would love to invite you to participat…
 
"Imperfect follower of Jesus and really imperfect mother to two amazing human beings! Grateful to be able to do what I love!" - KLG New York Times bestselling author Kathie Lee Gifford reveals heartwarming, entertaining conversations between people and personalities who both agree and disagree about who Jesus is, his role throughout history, and hi…
 
In this sermon, we explore the story of Naaman, a young woman who cares for a needy person, which shows how God acts through unlikely people. We'll think about how Naaman is in some ways just like you. Who do you see around you that’s hurting or might feel as though they’re on the outside looking in? Think about how you can be an unlikely witness l…
 
This week we chat with Brett Koerten (bkoerten@menlo.church) to further explore what a truly multi-generational church can be. We are going to look at Jesus’s example as he walked along people's path with them, to see how we can be a church that joins the next generation on their path—helping them discover that Jesus has a spot prepared for them at…
 
For the past seven weeks, we’ve been feasting with Jesus. We saw him go to the table of outcasts, doubters, and people in need to let them know they have a place at his table. In this talk, we are going to look at Jesus’s example as he walked along people's path with them, to see how we can be a church that joins the next generation on their path—h…
 
All of us are products of our upbringing and experiences, and whether we realize it or not, have come to believe things that aren’t actually true. Those false beliefs hold us back. They are like recordings that constantly play in our minds, condemning us, accusing us, shaming us, and blaming us. Is it possible to silence these thoughts in our heads…
 
We recap Easter, Holy Week, and further discuss the last meal of Jesus in the New Testament, when the disciples learn the most important lesson of faith. We look at how Jesus’s food provision for people who have failed and abandoned him gives hope to all of us. Join us in this conversation as we explore what it means to find and follow Jesus, leani…
 
This Easter we talk about the last meal of Jesus in the New Testament, when the disciples learn the most important lesson of faith. We look at how Jesus’s food provision for people who have failed and abandoned him gives hope to all of us. Join us in this conversation as we explore what it means to find and follow Jesus, leaning into love rather th…
 
Join us as we sit down with Matt Stephan to further discuss what it will take for us to be satisfied and set free. In another mealtime passage in John, we see who the God of the Bible truly is and come face to face with what it will take to know who we truly are. As you start making Easter plans, we hope you will be part of our community during Hol…
 
Join us to discuss who Jesus was and what he was up to. We'll discuss what it will take for us to be satisfied and set free. In another mealtime passage in John, we see who the God of the Bible truly is and come face to face with what it will take to know who we truly are. Take time during Holy Week to talk with Jesus about your own cross and what …
 
This week we sit down with our Transition Pastor John Crosby to further explore Jesus’s claim that he was the bread of life, sent from heaven to save humankind. This claim, while controversial from the beginning, is the basis of Communion and leads us towards the start of Holy Week. As you start making Easter plans, we hope you will be part of our …
 
My interview this week is a solo episode with myself, host, Cheryl Scruggs. Join me as I talk about thriving along with physical abundance. Resources Social Media Links TWITTER: @tbb_podcast FACEBOOK: /thrivingbeyondbelief INSTAGRAM: @cherylscruggsBy Cheryl Scruggs
 
In this talk, we explore Jesus’s claim that he was the bread of life, sent from heaven to save humankind. This claim, while controversial from the beginning, is the basis of Communion. Join us as we delve into how the bread and cup represent the presence of our Savior and God and what it means that this claim is the source of grace unlimited for al…
 
This week we sit down with Cris Coniconde, our San Mateo Director of Adult Discipleship, to dive deeper into her message. We would love to see you take part in this series by walking through a Lent Devotional, participating in a Lent Life Group, and enjoying activities with Menlo Kids. We can't wait to see what God does for us each individually and…
 
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