List of Podcasts Available

There are various episodes of the podcast already available for your encouragement. Click on the links to listen (download the free Anchor app), or you can just visit the general Anchor home page for my podcast here:

Two-Minute Resets

Theme: Worry
Theme: Thoughts and the Mind
Theme: God’s Sovereignty
Theme: Forgiveness
Theme: Security
Theme: Peace
Theme: God’s Presence
Theme: Scripture Prayers (5 minutes)
Theme: Joy
Theme: Patience
Theme: Trials
Theme: God’s Love
Theme: Longsuffering
Theme: Faith
Theme: Rest
Theme: Comfort:
Theme: Fear

Quiet Time

Get Rich in 2021
Quiet Time Corner Announcement

Fear & Faith

Coming to the Red Sea Place
Fightings & Fears
Never Alone

Comfort and Hope

What Do We Do Now?–PLUS-some-beautiful-new-music-from-Ben-Everson–written-for-the-Quiet-Rest-Podcast-ep99ph
TLC : Some Extra Encouragement and Peace
Why Should I Pray for the President?

Gospel & Identity in Christ

Do You Know Who You Are?
My Most Important Podcast Ever


“Bad Kids”

Depression (a 5-part series)

Part 1-You’re Not Alone
Part 2-What’s My Problem?–Abounding-In-Hope-Whats-My-Problem-epr65j
Part 3-First Things First
Part 4-Bible Examples–Hannah–Elijah–David–Naomi—Even-Jesus-eq4b18

(I’m currently working on a related episode on suicide. Appreciate your prayers for this as I prepare. ) —


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Two Minute Reset

We’ve all got our fair share of stress. Some years ago I discovered an app that would provide the listener with a couple of minutes’ worth of nature sounds–ocean waves, meadow breezes with chirping birds, rain on a metal roof. I could feel the effect as my heart rate would calm. So I decided to do one better.

I’ve begun a segment of episodes at The Quiet Rest Podcast called “Two Minute Reset“. These segments will be, as the name suggests, only two minutes long and include some calming music running behind a themed grouping of scriptures on a particular theme. Just a brief, peace-bringing respite that refocuses the heart and mind. I hope you’ll join me there. At this writing, I plan to add a new episode each weekend. If you have a theme in mind that you’d like me to include, let me know in the comments or email me at

Bring Them To Me

Matthew 4:17,18: “They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.”

Isn’t so much of life like this?

I have little faith. “Bring it to me.”

I am nearly out of strength. “Bring it to me.”

“My hope is nearly gone. “Bring it to me.”

My pockets are almost empty. “Bring it to me.”

My heart is breaking. “Bring it to me.”

My goals are crumbling. “Bring it to me.”

My joy is fading. “Bring it to me.”

My sense of peace has all but disappeared. “Bring it to me.”

The hymnwriter wrote, “Nothing in my hands I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling.” We come at the beginning of our relationship with God, having nothing in our hands. We live most peacefully if we are able to continue in that same way…keeping our hands empty, with everything turned over to Him.