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For believers in Christ, how do we approach our mental health needs? Are we showing a lack of faith when we take prescribed medication for mental health issues? Am I in sin, or not a "good Christian," if I have mental health challenges? Pastor Paul and Samantha Opp tackle this issue and more on this episode of The 813 Discussion. If you want to rea…
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There is always a "next step," in life. How we know what God wants? How do we stay anchored to God as we pursue and journey through life? Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger tackle these topics and more on this episode of The 813 Discussion. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for fu…
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Why do bad things happen to believers? Why is there evil in the world? Why doesn't God fix it? Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger tackle these topics and more on this episode of The 813 Discussion. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the followin…
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On this episode of the 813 Discussion, Hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp are "open topic." What is the 813 Discussion for? What about those funny reels and TikToks that Samantha has been posting?....and More! Join us as we explore the biblical worldview behind the 813 discussion and join us in the future as we return to our series topics r…
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Let's face it—few things test our limits quite like parenting does. But amidst the chaos and sleepless nights, how do we keep our marriages strong and healthy? Join Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp as they explore one of many essential strategies for flourishing in your marriage, even as you navigate the wild ride of parenting. Tune in for insi…
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When we walk through peoples' lives, what do they notice? What do we leave them with? Jesus said that second to loving Him with everything, we should love our neighbor as ourselves. Hosts, Pastor Paul and Samantha Opp take a pause in between talking about parenting and preparing to talk about marriage to discuss what it means to be the fragrance of…
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Help! My Teenager is dating! Navigating Teen relationships with your child can be scary. On this second of two episodes on this subject, Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp delve in to this important topic to support parent to help their teens thrive during this time. Paul Krueger is ready to coach you personally. If you need help taking parenting…
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Help! My Teenager is dating! Navigating Teen relationships with your child can be scary. On this first of two episodes on this subject, Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp delve in to this important topic to support parent to help their teens thrive during this time. Paul Krueger is ready to coach you personally. If you need help taking parenting …
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When you intervene in the life of your strong-willed teen, it can be scary. Many parents struggle with whether conflict is causing lasting damage to their relationship with their child. On this Episode of The813 Discussion, Samantha Opp and Paul Krueger offer hope for parents in this situation and provide tangible tools to help. Paul Krueger is rea…
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Setting limits with our children will never be a walk in the park, but it doesn't have to be a battleground either. With understanding, patience, and consistent strategies, parents can establish boundaries that both they and their child can live with. By recognizing the unique challenges of setting boundaries and embracing them, parents can foster …
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Parenting is one of the hardest things we do! It doesn't help if our kids happen to be the "strong-willed" variety. Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger talk about the parenting dynamic of influence vs. control. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at …
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Is it bad to be masculine or to protect masculinity? It seems like Masculinity is a bad thing in our society, but should it be? Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp discuss this and more on this episode of the 813 discussion. Portions of this podcast should be credited to the hard work of Nancy R. Pearcy and her book, "The Toxic War on Masculinity,…
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The Jewish People are being attacked...again..what should the Christian response be to the largest attack on the Jewish People since World War II? Hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp discuss this and more.. This is the next major attack adding to the following list... Ancient Egypt (circa 13th-14th century BCE) Babylonian Exile (586 BCE) Gre…
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Hosts, Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp discuss what it means to give your life to Jesus Christ and truly make Him Lord of your life. We throw a lot of words around about the topic that some people may not understand what they mean. Pastor Paul and Sam spend Episode 58 diving in to this important topic. If you want to reach out to us for prayer…
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Life can be pretty stressful! God's Word gives us everything we need to bend but not break. Podcast Hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp speak to biblical resilience and discuss how to apply God's promises and instructions to our lives as we struggle well and fail forward. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcas…
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The culture we live in has not made it easier to raise our children with a Biblical Worldview. Hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp start a discussion on this important topic with practical steps you can take to help your children thrive! If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future…
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When we have loved ones that are alive and absent from our lives for whatever reason, navigating the emotions surrounding them can be daunting. How do we love them? Is it your fault they're broken? Am I grieving them even though they're alive? Should I forgive them no matter what? These are just some of the tough subjects we tackle on this episode …
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It is hard to know how to be loving in our divisive culture. On this episode of The 813 Discussion, Samantha and Pastor Paul discuss how to apply scriptural truth to how we balance truth, judgement, and love in our daily lives and relationships. Thanks for listenting! If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments…
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God wants to "flip the script" on our fear and our distorted thinking. He wants our actions to reflect the promises He has made to us in His Word! Join Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger as they explore this important topic with you as well as looking at strategies that will help all of us walk boldly and confidently through life's challeng…
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In this finale to our first season, Pastor Paul and Samantha explore practical ways to find strength in the midst of walking through our daily lives. Let's face it, life feels like "ditch-digging" sometimes! Let's stick together as we explore this important topic together. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, com…
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Some of our thinking and behaviors can lead us in to vicious cycles that steal our joy. Join Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger as they explore this important topic with you as well as looking at strategies to avoid those vicious cycles. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for futur…
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The Truth is the Truth. What happens when we take tangible action and make reasoned decisions that rely more on biblical truth than emotion? What are the challenges of walking in Truth? Get ready to dive in to this important subject with hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podc…
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Not going to lie....Pastor Paul goes on a little bit of a "rant" about the the state of our current society! Join us as Pastor Paul and Samantha Opp discuss how to stand firm in the truth in spite of a society that is more and more a post-Christian society. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or reques…
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God doesn't create junk! And He created you. God's perfect design includes you. Join hosts Pastor Paul Krueger, Samantha Opp, and guest Jordan Krueger as they discuss the personal application of God's personal design in their lives. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you c…
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How do you gather the right thinking to replace the wrong thinking? When we gather God's truth to replace our own "stinking thinking," we can unlock new avenues of growth! Join Hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp as we discuss this topic and more. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests …
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You are building a legacy..is it a good one or a bad one? Facing adversity and then choosing to take biblically-aligned action is the key to building a joy-filled legacy regardless of what you might face in life. Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger discuss this and more! If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast…
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That tiny gap between what happens to us and what we do about it contains one thought that will either propel us to overcoming places or to coping places. Hosts, Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp, along with guest Faith Krueger discuss the joy that comes from aligning our thinking with God's Word. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, quest…
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How should the truth simply lead us to real solutions? Hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp discuss this and more! If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the following addresses: SamanthaOpp813@gmail.com PaulKrueger813@gmail.com the813discussion@gmail…
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We crave independence in our feelings, goals, and destinies...but is true independence possible? Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger discuss how instead of fiercely chasing after our independence we should be dependent on the right person and truth. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or request…
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How do believers hold each other accountable without being judgmental or hypocritical? What about Dahmer and Bundy? How does the Bible deal with murderers and criminal? These things and more are discussed by hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp on Episode 42 of The 813 Discussion. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about thi…
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We are literally bombarded by images every day. Hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp discuss how to make sure that the images we accept are washed through the truth of our biblical identities in Christ. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the follo…
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On this episode of the 813 Discussion, Hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp discuss how to make sure that we are effective truth seekers in a society full of "storytellers." If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the following addresses: SamanthaOpp81…
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As we cruise through life there are some strange ways and strange places that we can try to find meaning from. On this episode of the 813 Discussion, hosts Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp, discuss how to find meaning in life from the Creator of the Universe, and the Bible that He gave us to use, as a recipe to have eternal life and thrive! If …
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Conflict doesn't have to be something that rips relationships apart! It can actually, when handled biblically, build quality intimacy in to our important relationships. We are only "scratching the surface," of this important topic but we hope you are blessed by this episode of The 813 Discussion! If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions…
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Fear is debilitating! This week, on the 813 Discussion Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger dive deeper in to meditating on God's Word to crush fear and free us to thrive. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the following addresses: SamanthaOpp813@gmail.…
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Sometimes it is hard to see through our emotion, struggles, challenges, or whatever else is causing you to fear or not live joyfully. On Episode 36 of the 813 Discussion, hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger discuss how to "Look Up" during these times and meditate on God's Way; to see breakthrough, to overcome, and to find joy and fulfillment…
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No one likes it when they have come so far in their spiritual journey only to be reminded about who where they used to be. What is Gods Opinion of the old you and what tools does scripture give us to be focused on who He is continue to make us in t? Hosts, Pastor Paul Krueger and Samantha Opp discuss this and more on Episode 35 of The 813 Discussio…
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Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger finish their discussion on the vital link between evaluating truth and nourishing your soul. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the following addresses: SamanthaOpp813@gmail.com PaulKrueger813@gmail.com the813d…
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Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger continue their discussion on the vital link between evaluating truth and nourishing your soul. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the following addresses: SamanthaOpp813@gmail.com PaulKrueger813@gmail.com the81…
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In our pre-production meeting it became clear that Sam was overwhelmed by her fatigue, emotion, and pregnancy....so with Sam's permission, we hit RECORD! It is Sam and Pastor Paul's hope that those who are feeling overwhelmed receive love and hope from this podcast as we deal with real life! If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions abou…
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Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger continue their discussion on the vital link between evaluating truth and nourishing your soul. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the following addresses: SamanthaOpp813@gmail.com PaulKrueger813@gmail.com the81…
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Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger continue their discussion on the vital link between evaluating truth and nourishing your soul. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the following addresses: SamanthaOpp813@gmail.com PaulKrueger813@gmail.com the81…
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Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger discuss a major announcement in Samantha's life, the recent Supreme Court Decision overturning Roe vs. Wade, and begin a multi part series on understanding the biblical concept of what your soul is; and analogies that help us understand how to respond to God with our heart, mind, and soul in our daily live…
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Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger discuss Psalm 103 and how to aim through our challenges with the benefits that being a Child of God give us. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the following addresses: SamanthaOpp813@gmail.com PaulKrueger813@g…
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Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger discuss Psalm 12 and how accurately it describes some of the elements of our culture and society today. In addition they discuss the contrast of letting God's Word drive our thinking and actions instead of our culture. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or re…
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Hosts Samantha Opp and Pastor Paul Krueger discuss the 6 Drivers of Self-Concept and that how we see ourselves can have an significant impact on how we move forward in life. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this podcast, comments, or requests for future shows you can email us at the following addresses: SamanthaOpp813@gmai…
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How you see yourself describes your self-concept. Join HLA Alumni Katie Bibbens-Adamski and Samantha Voce-Opp as they discuss with Pastor Paul, how their journey from at-risk teenager to moms, wives, and entrepreneurs has been riddled with challenges where they had to pay close attention to bringing their thoughts and view of themselves in to align…
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How you see yourself describes your self-concept. Join HLA Alumni Katie Bibbens-Adamski and Samantha Voce-Opp as they discuss with Pastor Paul, how their journey from at-risk teenager to moms, wives, and entrepreneurs has been riddled with challenges where they had to pay close attention to bringing their thoughts and view of themselves in to align…
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What we pay attention to get's bigger! By focusing on the identity and promises that God has secured for us we can walk with joy in our daily lives. Join Pastor Paul and Samantha as they discuss this concept and share personal stories of how they deal with this in their daily lives. If you want to reach out to us for prayer, questions about this po…
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In our culture we have bad examples all around us... none of us are good at following The Truth all of the time... this doesn't reflect on the quality of The Truth, it really reflects on us... Pastor Paul and Sam continue to discuss what it means to be open minded in and practical ways we can act on the truth. If you want to reach out to us for pra…
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