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Hi, I’m Jenilee Samuel! As a Pastor, four-boy-mom, and a Wardrobe Consultant working in the fashion industry, I've seen a LOT, and have heard so many genuine questions to the tune of, "Why doesn't anyone ever TELL you this stuff?" Well, at Java with Jen, I WILL tell you the "stuff". Let's be real... plastic people don't inspire anyone. I love doing REAL LIFE with REAL PEOPLE who want to deepen their relationship with Jesus, hear His voice, and be the best version of themselves. Encouraging. ...
 
Welcome to "Coffee Break" The Podcast. The University of Arkansas’ Global Campus in Rogers is pleased to present this new podcast called Coffee Break. Coffee Break programs will focus on workforce stories while highlighting workforce development in Northwest Arkansas and connections to the University of Arkansas. Each podcast episode will be limited to 15 to 20 minutes, and is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of employees and employers. Each episode will end with “The Cup of the Da ...
 
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One of my former youth kids who is now a grown parent sent me a message this week asking how she can help her kids understand spiritual warfare and the importance for having certain rules and guards in our lives to protect us from unwanted spiritual activity. She felt pretty stuck, so I thought it would make a great episode. So in this episode I in…
 
No matter how long you’ve been following the Lord, at some point you’ve felt distant, disconnected or disillusioned with the Lord. In this episode my guest, Mario Guzman of the Rock Church San Diego campus, shares what the Lord has taught him about what to do in those moments. It’s very simple and very empowering… would you expect anything else? An…
 
. Everyone wants peace. This is why we choose to be around or not be around certain people. This is why we choose certain types of entertainment, or why we enjoy atmospheres that are soothing and calming. Life naturally brings stressors, and we are subconsciously always pursuing the balance and safety that peace brings. In today’s episode, I’m goin…
 
If you've had a dream in your heart you were unsure about pursuing or suspect might be from the Lord, you're going to want to listen to this episode. During the covid pandemic, many people cut back, played it simpler, stayed inside, and some lost jobs. However I found that there was also a trend of people shifting gears pursuing dreams that had sle…
 
"Mom, how come God likes boys more than girls?" Lauren was stunned when her daughter asked her this question. Her daughter's explanation of her question led Lauren on a journey that has shifted the trajectory of her life... to make sure her daughter and other children around the world understand that God does NOT love boys more than girls, he loves…
 
Gossip. Celebrated in our culture, condemned in the church, yet experienced in both. If you've ever been on the receiving end of gossip, it stinks. Majorly. It's an easy trap to fall into, but the mess gossip creates can destroy relationships. We wanted to take a look at gossip from a perspective of understanding WHY God asks us to avoid it, how th…
 
We all want to get better at hearing God's voice, and that usually leads us right to the question, "How do I teach my KIDS to hear God's voice too?". In today's episode, Chi Alpha Pastor Michaela Waters, mom of three and life-long-learner-and-book-lover, shares how she has tackled that challenge as someone who did NOT grow up in an environment wher…
 
Have you ever looked at your life and said “Well I didn’t expect my life to look like this!” Our lives rarely pan out exactly like we pictured as a child, but that’s not always a bad thing. Many times what feels like a curveball or our life getting a redirect is actually the creativity of God filling in the details of the calling on our life. Today…
 
Did you know your perspective determines whether or not you will see the fulfillment of God’s promises in your life? This is actually great news because you can literally change your life by changing your perspective. Join me as we dive into both a personal story and a scriptural example of this and get ready to be empowered for your life to change…
 
In today's episode, my guest, Tiffany Tombre of the podcast "Testimonies with Tiffany" and author of the devotional "A Closer walk with Jesus", shares a fun story of how a prophetic word I had for her family just this year has impacted her entire family and now been completely fulfilled, and is related to a prophetic word my husband had for their f…
 
Ever wondered about Tongues? What is it? Why is it a thing? Should I be praying in tongues? CAN I be praying in tongues? All the questions are addressed in this listener-requested topic... perfect timing following Pentecost Sunday! In true conversation style discussion, Jen shared her story and journey into this area of her faith, and shares script…
 
There’s nothing more frustrating than wanting to grow in Jesus but not understanding what certain principles mean. Discernment is a topic frequently referenced but not often explained. Today I do that, and it’s pretty simple, but nonetheless important. Stay tuned for life hacks at the end which are five of my favorite sites/apps for saving money! -…
 
There’s always those topics that we hear about in church but haven’t always had explained to us. In today’s episode I get into the how, what, why if fasting, so hopefully you’ll find yourself excited to step into this under-utilized doorway to increasing the anointing on your life and feeling your walk with Jesus! (Spoiler: it’s a tool to destroy t…
 
In this final month before our season break, I wanted to dig into the foundations of our faith because of how essential they are, under-explained, and yet super refreshing it is to have a straight forward look at what our faith builds on. Simple, straightforward, unfussy. So in this episode my guest Courtney Lowman from Journey of Ruth Podcast, sha…
 
Every God loving mama wants to raise God loving kids, am I right? It can feel like a shot in the dark sometimes, but scripture gives us great analogies to keep it simple. This episode is loaded with practical tools and the life hack is a simple trick for keeping yourself well even when wearing a face mask for long periods of time. --- Support this …
 
Save time, save money, keep your peace of mind AND make magical memories on your next trip (maybe to Disney?) with these insider tips from Travel Agent Deann Samuel! One of the most precious things to do as a family is go on a vacation, but planning it isn't nearly as fun as the travel. As we head toward the summer, this will be top of mind for man…
 
Most parents I know tell me to "savor the little years because the teenage years are the WORST!" I always grimmace a bit at these dooms-dayers. Why? Why should I need to hate the teen years? I want to enjoy my kids even as teens. So, I began paying attention, even before I had kids, trying to figure out why the teen years were so difficult for pare…
 
We all want our kids to grow up to be godly and full of character... but how do we do that?? The word of God is the X factor when it comes to this, so in this episode we dive into how to get the Word of God into your kids hearts in an Uber practical way. Get ready, these tips are simple and super applicable... your family life could change even TOD…
 
Not many of us were childhood cult-survivors like my guest Mischelle, however most of us can identify with being in or knowing people in an unhealthy relationship. Toxic relationships vary in severity, but knowing what to look for and how to respond to keep yourself safe and thriving is important. In today's episode, Mischelle shares her story abou…
 
Changing churches is a major life decision, and it can stir up alllll kinds of emotions and questions. In last weeks episode we covered when to make the change and how to do it well, and this week we cover some of the best and worst reasons for changing churches. Listen through to the end for the life hack which is eight brilliant uses for Dawn Dis…
 
Have you been feeling the itch of restlessness and frustration that transition usually brings? Have you been considering if God might be leading you from your church to another? This can be a very touchy sensitive subject, because none of us want to be a church hopper and we don’t want to hurt our Pastor, but the truth is seasons do change sometime…
 
Most Christians feel the tension and responsibility of sharing their faith, but often don't for fear of doing it poorly, or coming off as an un-relevant weirdo. Today's guest, Katie Axelson from the "Have Hope will Travel" podcast, shares how she does that and has done that effectively, as well as some of the lessons she's learned on how NOT to sha…
 
Don’t like praying? Don’t pray enough? Feel like your prayers hit the ceiling and bounce back? I get it. I’ve been there, and the Holy Spirit had to teach me himself how to enjoy praying, and let’s be honest, no one enjoys praying if it doesn’t bear fruit! Well, I’m going to share with you what He taught me, and now my prayer life is not just enjoy…
 
Did you know you could change your whole life by changing the way you speak? It’s true. Science verifies this, scripture teaches this, and today, Sherry Jones explains this! Don’t forget to check her out on: FACEBOOK, HER INSTAGRAM, PODCAST INSTAGRAM, PODCAST, and her WEBSITE. #speaklife #wordshavepower #speaking #words #christian #talklikejesus #s…
 
People don't often think emotional eating and your spiritual life could be connected, but they often are! Melissa Rholfs is a health and life coach who shares with us how to identify the red flags of emotional eating, why we get pulled into it, what impact in can have on your body and how it can even affect your spiritual life. In true Jen-style, w…
 
Feelers unite! It can be tough to be a feeler. You walk into a room full of people and suddenly it's like you stepped into an emotional field of landmines, picking up on people's happy, sad, mad, and glad. All the feelers know the exhaustion that comes from having emotional antennas that are constantly sensing the invisible climate of a space, and …
 
Do you want to see the miraculous as a regular experience in your life? Everyone needs a miracle... or two... or ten. In this episode, new author Tiffany Tombre and Jen share how they pull on God for miracles as a lifestyle... and they break it down into a few simple steps so you can do the same. •. Be sure you follow them on Instagram and Facebook…
 
Believing God for a promise or breakthrough will inevitably lead you to the edge of your faith... where you'll have to keep standing. This is for your growth, and even when you get discouraged, it's more a reflection of your growth than unbelief. Tune in for some serious encouragement on how to keep your faith built in trying times! Don't forget to…
 
Everyone has experienced those relationships and situations where we feel unsafe and maybe powerless, but today I give you a principle that will empower you to be the most powerful person in your life, and put the control of those situations back in your hands... in a healthy way. Let’s talk BOUNDARIES!! In the intro and episode I mention a number …
 
Many believers are struggling to know how to position themselves, their voice, their opinions, and their desire to make an impact right now with tensions so high in our nation. In this pre-recorded episode, Stephen Samuel (my husband, and author of “A Reason for Hope”) shares how he does that... and it’s powerful. You’ll want to catch this episode …
 
We all witnessed a heartbreaking scene yesterday, January 6th, when peaceful Trump Protestors gathered in front of the capital, and a few rioters turned it into a devastating day for all Americans. Four were killed, and the White House was desecrated by their lack of respect and rioting. Most americans are feeling the weightiness and heaviness of t…
 
They say you don’t grow inside your comfort zone, and since 2020 has been nothing short of hecka UNcomfortable for all of us, I thought we could celebrate making it through the year and look back on the valuable wisdoms and life-altering lessons both you and I learned. I share my top three essentials 2020 handed me, and I read many of yours in the …
 
More than ever before women are finding ways to be creative and bring income in from home...especially since 2020 has landed so many of us semi-permanently within our four walls. Well my guest today, Melanie Mitro, has managed to create a thriving, massive business from home to the point that her husband quit his job to work with her! IN this episo…
 
Let’s face it, we all have to do it and almost none of us feel like we know how to talk to our kids about sex! For an area of life that is super important to me and our family and well, humanity in general, I decided that with raising four boys, talking about sex was going to be something we could be good at. We may not have the market cornered, bu…
 
Happy thanksgiving day!! Words of knowledge are when you know something by divine insight that you wouldn’t naturally know or deduce. When God tells you a bit of information about someone to encourage and love on them. This is something we all can walk in, for direction in our own lives and for the encouragement of others. As I mention, here is a l…
 
One of the most fundamental aspects of walking with God is learning to hear his voice and guidance in our lives... but a good majority of Christians can’t say they confidently know how to hear his voice. In today’s episode, I teach you how to develop your sensitivity to his voice, which is the beginning of developing your spiritual sense of sight/h…
 
In this episode I dove into the basics of what IS THE prophetic, why is it important, where does it come from, how do we activate that part of us? All your foundational questions ate being answered in today’s episode, so enjoy! The life hack at the end is wrapped into the end of the discussion where I cover some specific resources and Prophets who …
 
You don’t have to be a prophet to find dirt in peoples lives, but to find the gold may require God’s insight. Old Testament Prophetic ministry and New Testament prophetic ministry are different. In this episode we dive into the goals and priorities of the New Testament prophetic and how those should nurture a healthy prophetic culture where our goa…
 
Wow. Gina and I met in such a unique way which we will share in the episode, and her story is such a powerful one that has grown and evolved into her helping others discover and breathe into their own dreams. She is a firm believer that our dreams don’t die, they just get buried and we get to rediscover them. Tune in as she shared about exciting an…
 
Ep 35- “Marriage is work” said everyone, everywhere! Today’s couple, Andee & Pat, have helped couples from all over the nation recover and restore broken marriages that needed anything from simple tools to major healing. In this episode and next week’s, they break down the four major hurdles most couples get stuck on (sex, money, communication and …
 
“Marriage is work” said everyone, everywhere! Today’s couple, Andee & Pat, have helped couples from all over the nation recover and restore broken marriages that needed anything from simple tools to major healing. In this episode and next week’s, they break down the four major hurdles most couples get stuck on (sex, money, communication and in-laws…
 
I was craving to do some Q & A this week and y’all came out with the heavy hitters!! It was good tho, and the studying really enriched me. You asked two questions I tackle today: 1. What do I do about my family who goes to church but judges me for not going? 2. What is so powerful about the blood of Jesus anyways? And don’t miss the life hack where…
 
Retrospect is 20/20, and with the new fall season around the corner, and having just transitioned into a new season of Pastoring, I found myself reflective this morning, looking back on all that I gleaned from my recent ten years as a leader in ministry, and as a parent. I’ve been in ministry leadership for 23+ years, but the most recent years hold…
 
Retrospect is 20/20, and with the new fall season around the corner, and having just transitioned into a new season of Pastoring, I found myself reflective this morning, looking back on all that I gleaned from my recent ten years as a leader in ministry, and as a parent. I’ve been in ministry leadership for 23+ years, but the most recent years hold…
 
Ever felt like your waiting and waiting for that next season, or next opportunity to come but it keeps delaying? Ever stood in front of an open door only to have it closed before you could walk through it? Yeah, me too. More than I can count. And through another situation like that this week, the Lord showed me WHAT kept me in that waiting, and wha…
 
My husband will be a published Author by the end of the year, and we wanted to share it with you! In this episode he touches on some of the gold buried in his first book called “A Reason for Hope”, where he uncovers why we don’t need to walk in shame or condemnation, and how we can live a truly joy-filled, overcoming, powerful life as Christians as…
 
When life is shakey, we want to feel stable, and when We lost our home and belongings in Hurricane Harvey in 2017, I walked away with five game-changing lessons that took a potentially traumatizing time and turned it into such a huge blessing, and they’re lessons that apply to any tough situation. With us staring down Hurricane Laura in the gulf ri…
 
When life is shakey, we want to feel stable, and when We lost our home and belongings in Hurricane Harvey in 2017, I walked away with five game-changing lessons that took a potentially traumatizing time and turned it into such a huge blessing, and they’re lessons that apply to any tough situation. With us staring down Hurricane Laura in the gulf ri…
 
We ladies are always told (in regard to modesty) “shhhh!! Cover up, it’s for the guys sake!!” But how many guys have you heard speak to this topic?! Yeah, I decided to ask the questions and get some answers. Today’s episode is why you can still be “Hot and holy; The guys’ perspective” with one brave Anthony Taylor, and his wife Lily Taylor comes in…
 
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