Ep. 108 - TIS THE SEASON -FOR WHAT REASON? (12/09/16)
In this week's episode, Tis the Season--FOR WHAT REASON, host Elizabeth Thomas and her sidekick Carl Kozlowski talk about the fact that Christ is Christmas-- and without Him at the center of it, there's then NO Joy, No Peace, Just Sadness and Tears. It's the worst time of year for suicides Why? There's no true Love or Reason for living, if you don't have knowledge of who you are and why you are or the reason for your life.Listen to "TIS THE SEASON -FOR WHAT REASON? (12/09/16)" on Spreaker.
Ep. 107 - WHAT NOW? HOW TO BEGIN AGAIN: IT'S ME-GOD Post-Election Show 11/13/16
WHAT NOW?---How to Begin Again---What the steps are for our Nation is true for our own personal life. Be humble, admit our faults, seek all that is good in each other and ourselves, turn away from negativity and what is destructive in our lives and we will be healed. Songs include "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley, "Everything's Gonna Be All Right" by Bob Marley, and more. Tune in to this special and timely epsiode!Listen to "WHAT NOW? HOW TO BEGIN AGAIN: IT'S ME-GOD Post-Election Show 11/13/16" on Spreaker.
Ep. 106 - THE MEANING OF FORGIVENESS - FOR YOURSELF, FOR OTHERS (10/23/16)
In this week's episode, Elizabeth Thomas discusses the power of forgiveness, first towards yourself for mistakes in your life, and towards others. Whether it's childhood traumas, relationship difficulties or betrayals, we all have a need to reach out and forgive. Songs this week include When In Rome's "The Promise," Willie Nelson's "Forgiving You Was Easy," a dialogue between the Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu, and the story behind the song "Forgiveness" by Matthew West.Listen to "THE MEANING OF FORGIVENESS - FOR YOURSELF, FOR OTHERS (10/23/16)" on Spreaker.
Ep. 105 - WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? THE MEANING OF LOVE (10/15/16)
In the latest episode of "It's Me-God," Elizabeth Thomas and her sidekick Carl Kozlowski discuss the topic of love and its many meanings, how it exists in different forms, God's place in His love creating the universe, and some fascinating research about love using monkeys. (You gotta hear this!) Songs today include "Without Love" by Elvis Presley, "Perhaps Love" by Placido Domingo and John Denver, and "What's Love Got to Do With It" by Tina Turner. A really cool way to think about God on a Sunday - or any day of the week!Listen to "WHAT"S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? THE MEANING OF LOVE: IT"S ME GOD (10/15/16)" on Spreaker.
Ep. 104 - THERE IS NO GOD? WAIT TIL YOU HEAR THIS! (09/25/16)
On this week's Episode, Elizabeth guides you through some pretty amazing facts about the world and the universe. Humans are made up of about 70 percent water - and so is the Earth. But there are countless miracles in nature and taking place in our lives on a daily, constant basis, and if we deny these things, are we really being smart, or being blind to a far greater perception of reality? This one's a mind-blower!
Ep. 103 - Do Not Forget God's Promises - An Episode About 9/11 and its Meaning in God's Big Picture: It's Me-God (09/11/16) Ep 103
This week's episode features host Elizabeth Thomas discussing 9/11 and other tragedies, and how tragedies are lessons from God and how to not lose heart in the face of them. If we don't forget God's promises and God's rules, we'll have life and a victorious life. It's a really moving and meaningful episode. Tune in.
Ep. 102 - THE POWER OF WORDS AND THE PICTURES THEY TELL: IT"S ME- GOD (08/18/16)_Ep 102
In the latest episode, Elizabeth Thomas returns from a summer break with a moving message, about opening our eyes to the people and places around us and our ears to hear the lessons that can be found in everyday life from God showing us His wisdom through the people - even strangers- we come across. Songs include Roger Whitaker's "Streets of London" and "You Are My Miracle," as well as Burl Ives' "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and as always, Bruno Mars' "123 Count on Me".
Ep. 101 - IT'S ME GOD: FEAR NOT - AND WHAT REALLY MATTERS TO YOU? - Ep 101
It's easy to be afraid of the world around us right now, but host Elizabeth Thomas and her sidekicks Carl Kozlowski and Tanya Yarbrough want to encourage you to FEAR NOT! God always rewards the faithful in some way, no matter the situation. So think about what really matters to you in this life - health, wealth, or beyond - and learn to face your fears of losing them! This week's songs include Scott Weiland's beautiful "hidden track" cover of the Jesuit anthem "Be Not Afraid," Shawn Mullins' classic "Lullaby" and Neil Diamond's immortal "Brother Love and His Traveling Salvation Show." It's a terrifically entertaining, moving and thoughtful hour! Uplift your spirit by listening in!
Episode 100 - IN THE TOMB WAITING FOR RESURRECTION DAY - EPISODE 100 OF "IT'S ME - GOD"!
In this special 100th episode, host Elizabeth Thomas and her sidekick Carl Kozlowski try to find answers on how best to wait for Resurrection Day. The answer is to Take up Your Cross and Walk with Jesus, but how? Give Thanks and Praise, Love as Jesus loves--die to self/selfish wants and desires and demands. It Ain't Easy, only by the grace of God can this be done. Scripture examined this week: Romans 8:18-38 Songs featured this week: "Praying for Time" by George Michael, "De Colores" and "Thrive" by Casting Crowns. Tune in and get uplifted!
Episode 99 - MESSAGES FROM MARY AND JESUS
This week, Elizabeth Thomas and her sidekicks Carl Kozlowski and Tanya Yarbrough focus on the messages Mary and Jesus gave to them through the years when they were going through struggles. She also explains why Catholics hold a special place of affection for Mary and explains the whole saint thing to boot! This week's show features the songs "Holy Mother" by Luciano Pavarotti and Eric Clapton, and Hezekiah Walker's " I think we may do a show this week on messages from Mary and Jesus that were given over the years and I found them when going through things. I will let you know. I think it may be very important that we take a close look at why she is appearing still in Medjugore, and why keeps urging us to pray, pray pray. Eric Clapton and Luciano Pavarotti "Holy Mother" and Hezekiah Walker's "Every Praise". Tune in and get uplifted!
Episode 98 - Cleaning House and Moving On!
Cleaning House and Moving ON!!! Do you realize how many 40-50 year old folks there are who are looking at their lives and thinking --what a mess, and I really went in some wrong directions and look at the outcome. Single, no children, no happily ever after relationships, jobs that are boring not productive, and well think of all the people out there who are thinking "LOSER!" about themselves. Well, time to clean house and move on. look at what needs to go in more ways than one- And host Elizabeth Thomas and her cohosts Carl Kozlowski and Tanya Yarbrough are here to tell you how! Songs include Jimmy Buffett and Zac Brown's "A Pirate Looks at 40" and The Beatles' "Let It Be."
Episode 97 - The Walking Dead or Zombies - Are YOU One?
Today Elizabeth is being led to discuss Isaiah 6's Scripture "make the heart of those who see with their eyes, hear with their ears and understand with their hearts---make their hearts sluggish, so they will NOT turn to God and be healed" According to Jesus, why He spoke in parables---the same reason---is that there are just some folks who are not meant to HEAR HIS Words and be healed. To be sure that you are NOT one these with harden hearts ---if you listen to only one episode of this podcast series ---this is the "Its Me God" podcast you may want to hear. Even all of His Creations and His creatures Hears and responds to His voice. It's a powerful message and well worth hearing.
Episode 96 - The Lowdown on the Lowdown and Termite Infestation!
Yes, that's right - termite infestation! Why we are low down/depressed/sad due to what is eating at us hidden inside and slowly weakening our strength? Elizabeth talks with cohosts Tanya Yarbrough and Carl Kozlowski about how to overcome the deep-rooted things that are hidden in our lives yet BUG us endlessly! We talk about the need for the power of the Holy Spirit in our life---but are we ready for the FIRE that has to come to burn out what is needed to cleanse us and the world of termites and the sneaky cockroaches that invade our life? This week's songs include MercyMe's "Flawless", Vineyard's "Sweet Wind," Come Holy Spirit - "Let the Fire Fall", and Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown." Lightfoot's song will help us to talk about how temptation sneaks in and will lead us into talking about the war on woman/man and how it has really caused more pain and destruction than any other war. The feeling of low self worth leads to all addictions/anger/crime and further infestation that destroys our world from within. Sound a little deep? Don't worry, we keep it all entertaining!
Episode 95 - It's Just a Flat Tire - Who Said That? We Need to be Listening So We Can Simply Survive_
On this week's show, host Elizabeth Thomas and her sidekicks Carl Kozlowski and Tanya Yarbrough discuss the importance of being open to listening to the signals and sounds God sends us. Put yourself wholeheartedly into what you do, because if your mind's not in the game, you'll miss the things we need in life. Songs this week include Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind," When in Rome's "Promise," Casting Crowns' "Thrive," and Mercy Me's "Greater." A great uplifting hour of good thoughts, good humor and good tunes!
Episode 94 - Wait for Me - Don't Get Ahead, Don't Get Left Behind, Wait for God's Move in Life
This week, Elizabeth Thomas and cohosts Carl Kozlowski and Tanya F. Yarbrough discuss God's plan and timing, which can sometimes be unpredictable, yet we have to know He's always there waiting for us, and we must in turn wait for Him. Songs include "Memory" from "Cats" (Sung by Elizabeth herself!), "Wait for Me" sung by Pat Monahan of Train and Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates, and the classic Christian song "Days of Elijah".
Episode 93 - Life-One Big Crime Scene...What Happened Here?
This week, Elizabeth Thomas and cohosts Carl Kozlowski and Tanya Yarbrough discuss the moments where life seems to really get messy and out of control. Our songs this week include "Holy Mother" by Eric Clapton & Luciano Pavarotti (Amazing!), "Ave Maria" by Barbra Streisand, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" by Karen Carpenter, and "Money Don't Matter 2 Nite" by Prince.
Episode 92 - I'm Sure Glad I'm Not God
This week, Elizabeth Thomas talks about how, when there's so much suffering in the world, God needs His followers to step in and do their part to help the world around them. She and cohosts Carl Kozlowski and Tanya Yarbrough also pay tribute to the Christian side of Prince, who passed away last night. Songs this week include Chris Tomlin's "How Great is Our God," Jim Nabors' "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," the Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love," "We Are the World" and Prince's "The Cross".
Episode 91 - Trusting in God to Bring in the Big Fish
In this week's episode, Elizabeth Thomas and Carl Kozlowski find meaning in a new batch of classic pop songs: "America" and "Beautiful Noise" by Neil Diamond, "Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen, and "Hold My Hand" and "Time" by Hootie and the Blowfish. Great show! All about trusting God when the times are tough.
Episode 90 - He Called Me Maggot - And I Have Proof!
This week, Elizabeth Thomas (joined by cohosts Carl Kozlowski and Tanya Yarbrough) discusses how the biggest reason why we feel so low down is we are rejected by love, and God will be waiting for us to love us like no other can. Songs include "Take a Chance on Me" by ABBA, "Crying" by Roy Orbison & KD Lang, Jimmy Buffett's "Banana Republics," and "Come Back to Me Hosea" by John Michael Talbott. Get moved by the music AND the message!
Episode 89 - The Gift of You
This week, Elizabeth Thomas is joined by cohosts Carl Kozlowski and Tanya Yarbrough, as well as special guest, actress/comedian Christina Myers. They discuss what makes a person a gift to others, and about the gift of love from God and how even our imperfections are to be cherished as they help make us unique and give us the empathy to help others. This week's songs are Roger Whittaker's "The Miracle of You" and "I Love You," as well as Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" and When in Rome's "I Promise." Tune in for an hour of music and meaning!
Episode 88 - UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THE WOOD
Christian, are you ready to take up your Cross and go to Jerusalem to face what Jesus faced? Dying to self does not come easy. This week's episode is a bit more solemn than usual, as host Elizabeth Thomas leads sidekicks Carl Kozlowski and Tanya Yarbrough on a meaningful exploration of the ways people take up their crosses in life, or let them go. Some solemn music choices for this Good Friday on which we are posting, but we close with some fun as we play the nuns singing "I Will Follow Him" from "Sister Act" as an awesome Easter sendoff!
Episode 87 - Faithfulness To His Word - The Way to Walk on Water and Go Through The Fires of Life
From our own personal experiences, we can tell ya: the fires can get hotter, the water can get deeper, and God is our only answer. Songs this week include: "Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson, "Canticle of the Sun," "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars, "Every Praise" by Hezekiah Walker, "Home" by Phil Phillips and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole. Get inspired!
Episode 86 - Move It, Will Ya!
Tired of life being blocked and the past keeping you DOWN? Then time to Rise, get past the past and walk to a new life, free of all that cripples you. For all who say "you don't know how I feel" She shares--yes she does know how it feels. Featuring powerful music from artists ranging from Mercy Me to Lady Gaga, and cohosted by Carl Kozlowski and Tanya Yarbrough, this episode will give you insight, a few laughs and possibly even some tears. Listen in!
Episode 85 - Uninvited Guests: The Thoughts and Behaviors That Come And Are Hard to Leave
On this song-packed episode, Elizabeth addresses the power of music to lift our spirits and improve our lives. She encourages you dynamically to overcome negative thoughts and believe in and love yourself as a beloved child of God. Hear the awesome songs "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars, "Hello My Name Is" by Matthew West, "Greater" by Mercy Me, "We Will Rise Again" by Matthew Haas, and the awesome "Thrive" by Casting Crowns! Rock out while catching some awesome inspiration!
Episode 84 - Don't Wait til the Last Second to Say I Love You
In today's show, Elizabeth explores the idea of time. Do we really have as much as we think? There are no guarantees, so reach out and tell people you love that you love them NOW, take a step to your dream NOW regardless of how old you think you are, do something every day that you love because time is a precious gift. And we play a couple great songs by Cher and Anne Murray too. Tune in!
Episode 83 - Cast Into the Deep
In this week's show, Elizabeth teaches you to move away from shallow living, go to a deep/drastic/different direction and Live Life!!
Episode 82 - The Mustard Seed of Faith
To build a mustard seed of faith into a miraculous tree, you must allow God's sunlight into your life!
Episode 81 - Good Grief- you are NOT Listening!!
This week, Elizabeth points out the many ways God speaks to us and yet we manage to catch what He's saying. Learn to listen by listening to this!