Merle Shenk returns to the studio, bringing insightful and engaging conversation as he shares various topics that are vital to our spiritual growth and development. Merle and Larry explore the significance of understanding how God created us and who He says we are. They also discuss the strategic hand of God in our lives, the wisdom of staffing our weaknesses, staying enamored with Jesus, and so much more!

Quotable Quotes:

  • “We all have blind spots.”
  • “Recognize the season that you’re in.”


  • Romans 12:8
  • A goal of leadership is to help people step into their strengths and callings.
  • Putting our energy and effort into building our strengths and natural giftings will be what allows us to excel.
  • Know when to staff your weaknesses.
  • We often go through seasons in our lives that cause us to wrestle with God.
  • Own the season that God has you in, rather than trying to be somewhere else.
  • Do the hard work of learning how God has created you and who He has created you to be.
  • Hebrews 11:6
  • Romans 10:17
  • Learn how to value your own relationship with the Lord.
  • Luke 10

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