Refined and Refreshed Podcast

Refined and Refreshed Podcast
Refined and Refreshed is more than a podcast. It is about the LORD and how He refines us and refreshes us. It is growing in the LORD and growing as healthy individuals, Spiritually, Mentally, Emotionally and Physically. We focus on personal development through a Biblical lenses.

R&R Talks IX | Healing & Face 2 Face Global with Dr. Sonia Lott
Sep 19 • 44 min
Ralph talks with Dr. Sonia about her healing story and discusses what her nonprofit, Face 2 Face Global is all about. Dr. Sonia, a Family Medicine Physician for over two decades, is the Founder and Lead Minister for Face 2 Face Global, Inc. a faith-based…
A Spirit of Prostitution. Ep. 34
Sep 19 • 14 min
Where is the first place you go to for comfort? Have you ever thought about the patterns in your life that you use to self-soothe? We will talk about these and how it relates to a spirit of prostitutions. Main Passage: Hosea 5:4 - Their deeds do not…
Rend & Return. Ep. 33
Sep 11 • 15 min
What does it mean for someone to rend their heart? Do you ever feel like you cannot return to the LORD because you need to get yourself together first? We will talk about that and more on this episode! Main Passage: Joel 2:12-13 - “Even now,” declares the…
3 Disciplines From The Book of Daniel. Ep. 32
Sep 3 • 12 min
In this episode we look at the book of Daniel and talk about 3 disciplines Daniel possessed that we too may foster in our lives. Facebook- Instagram -…
R&R Talks VIII | AND Campaign with Justin Francis
Aug 24 • 26 min
Representative for the AND Campaign, Justin Francis, talks with us about the AND Campaign. The mission for AND is to educate and organize Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation, more just and compassionate…
R&R Talks VII | Family Reconciliation with Harold McGhee
Aug 20 • 57 min
What is family reconciliation? Why is family reconciliation important? What keeps family reconciliation from happening? In this episode we talk with Harold McGhee, the founder of 117 Mandate. 117 Mandate is a ministry based on Luke 1:17 aimed at turning…
God Remembers Us. Ep. 31 (Guest Host: Justin Morris)
Aug 12 • 17 min
In this episode we hear from Justin Morris on the topic, God Remembers Us. Have you ever felt that you were forgotten? This episode is a word of encouragement for you! God remembers you! Main Passage: Genesis 8:1 - But God remembered Noah and all the…
The Dance of Joy With God. Ep 30 (Guest Host. Pastor Brian Evans)
Aug 5 • 15 min
Check out this amazing episode as guest host, Pastor Brain Evans, shares with us the Dance of Joy with God! Main Passage: Proverbs 8:31 - Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having my delight in the sons of men. Facebook-…
R&R Talks VI | The Journey to Seven with Tyler Smith
Jul 29 • 19 min
On this episode Ralph talks with Tyler, sportswriter and author of the book Searching for Seven. The Christian life is meant to be a journey—a search for our Maker and a search for truth. Searching for Seven takes readers on a journey of looking for God…
Understanding Biblical Justice. Ep. 29 (Guest Host: Chimere Onyema)
Jul 29 • 26 min
In this episode we hear from guest host Chimere Onyema on the topic of justice from a Biblical standpoint. Everyone desires justice, and it may look different to various individuals. But what about we as believers in Christ Jesus? What does the Bible say…
R&R Talks V | Start Where You Are with Rashawn Copeland
Jul 24 • 36 min
Rashawn Copeland once sat in his room holding a gun in his mouth. Despite having money, romantic relationships and a flashy lifestyle others envied, he was miserable. Instead of his life ending that night, through a God-ordained encounter via social…
Characteristics of Unity! Ep. 28
Jul 16 • 14 min
On a team there are a variety of people from all different background. They have different world views, but there’s a goal that ultimately unites them. We’ll chat today about the characteristics that it takes for unity and what we’re united in as…
R&R Talks IV | Current Events with Dennis Foster
Jul 9 • 81 min
2020 has been a whirlwind thus far, so I sought out so speak with one of my dear brothers to chat about these current events. We talk about how the pandemic and racial issues have affect us, how we have responded and thoughts on what do we do going…
Comfort During Suffering. Ep 26
Jul 5 • 11 min
The Bible talks about growing in knowing Christ through the fellowship of His suffering. So, in this episode we talk about suffering and how we can respond in it and in turn grow in knowing Him! Main Passage: Philippians 3:10-11 - that I may know Him and…
Scattered. Ep 25
Jun 19 • 16 min
Have you ever felt scattered from bad leadership? Have you ever considered that you may possess the same qualities of bad leadership? This episode we talk about how to respond when we encounter bad leadership and also when we are culprits as well. Main…
Where Do We Stand? Ep. 24
Jun 10 • 19 min
On this episode, Ralph was a guest speaker at Church in the Loop and shared what God placed on his heart concerning the current events. What influences oppression, prejudice, racism and the like? Where do we stand as followers of Christ Jesus in all of…
R&R Talks III. Mental and Emotional Healing
Jun 3 • 43 min
In this installment of Refined and Refreshed Talks, Ralph chats with Tamicka Monson about mental and emotional healing. Tamicka shares her story of the process she’s went through mentally and emotionally. Tamicka is a Rap Artist, Producer, Author and…
“i”dols. Ep. 21
May 21 • 10 min
When the LORD speaks to us about spending time with him, do you ever decide to do other things? Have you ever wrestled with doing your own thing versus obeying God? It’s ok to be honest, because I have as well. So let’s talk about this topic of “i”dols!…
V O I C E S ! ! Ep. 20
May 7 • 9 min
On the average we have between 60,000- 80,000 thoughts a day. Not to mention all the external noise from other sources. So with both internal and external voices clamoring for our attention, how do we LISTEN to God’s Voice? What are some practical ways?…
R&R Talks II: Holistic Wellness Part 2
Apr 30 • 34 min
This is the 2nd part of our Holistic Wellness talk with Stan and Alicia from Diligent Workouts. We talk about what it means to be Holistically Well. What does it mean to be holistically well? What are some marginal adjustments we can make right now to…
R&R Talks II. Holistic Wellness Part 1
Apr 30 • 26 min
What does it mean to be holistically well? What are some marginal adjustments we can make right now to start on a path to good health? How can our breathing be essential to our wellness? Ralph is joined by friends Stan and Alicia from Diligent Workouts as…
Captivated Amid Calamity! Ep. 18
Apr 17 • 8 min
Why do disasters, chaos, or catastrophe grab a hold of our attention? Have you ever felt like you’re captivated by these events? We’ll look at a familiar passage and talk about we can shift our attention and respond. Main Passage: Psalm 46:10 - He says,…
Staying Steady During Disruptions! Ep. 17
Apr 5 • 8 min
Do you feel unsteady whenever something disturbs your routine in life, or your peace of mind? What about living during a time of crisis, such as this? Let’s talk about how to remain steady during times of disruptions! Main Scripture: Matthew 7:24-27 -…
R&R Talks: I. Responding to Suffering
Mar 27 • 27 min
Welcome to Refined and Refreshed Talks aka R&R Talks. Along with our weekly podcast we’ll be bringing on guest to discuss relevant topics and provide Biblical wisdom that we can apply to our lives. Our inaugural guest is Pastor Brian Evans from Church in…
What To Do In Distressing Times! Ep. 15
Mar 18 • 10 min
In this episode we talk about how to respond in distress. Distress is extreme anxiety, sorrow or pain. Have you ever experience this!? Main Scripture: Psalm 88:1-9- Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you. 2 May my prayer come…
Father & Son: Discipline! Ep. 14
Mar 18 • 10 min
When you were a child what were your thoughts about being disciplined? Have you ever had a negative view of discipline? Today we discuss how one goes from a negative view of discipline to understanding that God disciplines those He loves. Main Scripture:…
Father & Son: A Son’s Observation. Ep. 13
Feb 13 • 11 min
As a child what observations did you make from your parents? Whether present or absent we all made observations. We’ll talk about that and look at Christ Jesus to see how he also observed the Heavenly Father. Main Scripture: John 5:19-20 - Jesus gave them…
Father & Son: Something Missing! Ep. 12
Feb 5 • 14 min
Growing as a father by learning to be a son. This episode we deal with what has been missing in many people’s lives, a relationship with their father. How do we respond to something we’ve been deprived of? What can we gather from God’s Word an impart in…
Working with Effort! Ep. 11
Jan 30 • 11 min
It’s already a battle to be diligent in the work we do. We hear so many times to give our best effort, but that’s easier said that done! What does the Bible have to say about this!? Main Scripture: Colossians 3:22-24 - Servants, in everything obey those…
R E C O N C I L I A T I O N! Ep. 10
Jan 22 • 14 min
What does it mean to be a minister of reconciliation? How do we carry the message of reconciliation? What does this even look like? Main Scripture - 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone,…
#GodisFaithful! Ep. 9
Jan 13 • 12 min
Sometimes we need to be reminded of God’s faithfulness! In this episode we talk about His faithfulness and fighting to know the Faithful One! Deuteronomy 7:9 - Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of…
A Daunting & Wonderful Examination! Ep. 8
Jan 3 • 10 min
First episode of the new year! Who better to examine our lives than the One who created it! Main Scripture: Psalm 139:23-24 - Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in…
Wisdom Is Vital! So How Do We Obtain It!? Ep. 7
Dec 27, 2019 • 11 min
Main Scripture: Proverbs 4:7 - Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Into & Outro beats provided by S.Rock:
Is Gratitude Refreshing!? Ep. 6
Dec 18, 2019 • 10 min
On this episode we’ll look at why how being grateful brings refreshing to our lives. Anxious thoughts, worries about the future or present circumstances are realities many face, yet having an attitude of gratitude can help change our outlook! Let’s talk…
Inconvenience Is Not Convenient! Ep. 5
Dec 11, 2019 • 11 min
We all love our comfort, but not all things will be convenient. Inconvenience is something we’ll all face…let’s talk about it!! Into & Outro beats provided by S.Rock:
How Can Routines Be Refining!? Ep. 4
Dec 4, 2019 • 12 min
Refinement happens in the routine things of life, so we’ll look at how God shapes us using the mundane events in our life! Into & Outro beats provided by S.Rock:
Humble Responses Are Beneficial! Ep. 3
Nov 26, 2019 • 9 min
How should we approach God? How should we respond to the refining times and refreshing times in life? We’ll look at a familiar parable and see what the Bible says concerning both! Into & Outro beats provided by S.Rock:
The Discipline of Obedience! Ep. 2
Nov 24, 2019 • 13 min
Obedience, especially to God, is a discipline that truly refines us. In this episode, Ralph talks about obedience and shares several takeaways regarding obedience from the Bible. Into & Outro beats provided by S.Rock:
What is Refined & Refreshed Podcast!? Ep. 1
Nov 17, 2019 • 6 min
What is Refined and Refreshed Podcast? What will this podcast talk about? Who is the host? When can I tune in for episodes? Find out all this in more with the inaugural episode of Refined and Refreshed Podcast! Into & Outro beats provided by S.Rock:…