23 episodes

Welcome to Reliable Truth with best-selling author Richard E Simmons III.
Are you searching for truth in your life? Looking for talks that will get you thinking? Each week Richard talks on topics like how to find happiness in your work, or how to improve your marriage. Listen anytime – on the way to work or over a lunch break – and you should come away feeling challenged and encouraged.

Reliable Truth Richard E Simmons III

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 12 Ratings

Welcome to Reliable Truth with best-selling author Richard E Simmons III.
Are you searching for truth in your life? Looking for talks that will get you thinking? Each week Richard talks on topics like how to find happiness in your work, or how to improve your marriage. Listen anytime – on the way to work or over a lunch break – and you should come away feeling challenged and encouraged.

    Financial Wisdom from Proverbs - Part 1

    Financial Wisdom from Proverbs - Part 1

    Billy Graham once said, "If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life." 

    I couldn't agree more! If your attitude on money is right, it's easier to develop the proper balance between work and family. Most issues regarding money are judgement issues, and for this reason we all need wisdom in handling our finances. There is much wisdom in the book of Proverbs, especially in the area of relationships, work and finances. 

    This is Part 1 of a 2-Part series. I hope you enjoy it!

    • 42 min
    The Law of the Harvest

    The Law of the Harvest

    British scholar C. S. Lewis says that, “Every time you make a choice, you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before... You are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or a hellish creature.”

    Could there be a slow deterioration of the quality of my life based on what I am sowing and reaping? And if so, am I willing to sow in a different direction?

    In this week's podcast, Richard Simmons III discusses sowing and reaping, and how the quality of our choices truly determines their outcome. Join us!

    • 39 min
    The Reason For Life - Part 2

    The Reason For Life - Part 2

    Do you feel alone and separated from God? Are you longing for something or someone that can truly satisfy the deepest longings of your heart?

    You can go to the greatest resorts, eat at the finest restaurants, drink the finest wines, play on the world's top golf courses, have great sex, but the problem is when you wake up the next morning, you're still thirsty. These are wonderful things, but they don't satisfy you fully, because ultimately, our thirst is in our souls - we have a thirst that can only be satisfied by the Spirit of God. We were made in the image of God and we need to know our Creator. 

    This is God's great Rescue Mission - Christ became a man, and has come to rescue and free us from our brokenness and the powers of darkness. We cannot rescue ourselves - let Him rescue you today!

    This is Part 2 of Richard's 2-part interview with Carrie Abbott, host of Relationship Insights Radio show based in Seattle. You can find this and hundreds of other interviews at carrieabbott.com.

    • 27 min
    The Reason For Life - Part 1

    The Reason For Life - Part 1

    If you could ask God one question, and be guaranteed that He would answer, what would it be? Recently USA Today conducted a survey asking this very question - the number 1 question people wanted to ask God was this, "What is my purpose here?"

    In this podcast, Richard discusses his personal journey in searching for his purpose in life, and how this led him to write his most recent book The Reason For Life. In this book, Richard writes that purpose implies design. If this is true, then there must be a Creator. Be encouraged - your life matters! In Christ, life makes sense!

    This is Part 1 of a 2-part interview with Carrie Abbott, host of Relationship Insights Radio show based in Seattle. You can find this and hundreds of other interviews at carrieabbott.com. 

    • 27 min
    Pain, Suffering and Evil Part 2 - Preparing For and Responding to It

    Pain, Suffering and Evil Part 2 - Preparing For and Responding to It

    It seems that when it comes to pain and suffering, I think our natural first response is, how do I get this out of my life? Most of us are more concerned with how things are going to turn out, but God is more concerned with how we’re going to turn out. That’s His focus.

    How do you prepare for the storms of life? How do you respond to them when they come into your life?

    Dr. Hans Selye, the first true pioneer in discovering the impact of emotion on a person’s health, wrote 30 books on the subject, and at the end of his life, he summarized everything he’d learned in all of his years of research. He concluded, “Vengeance and bitterness are, as the emotional responses to our circumstances that will do us the most harm,” but “gratitude is the single most nourishing attitude for a person’s good health and well-being.” 

    This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Pain, Suffering and Evil. If you missed Part 1, be sure and go back and check it out!

    • 53 min
    Pain, Suffering and Evil - Part 1 - Why Does God Allow It?

    Pain, Suffering and Evil - Part 1 - Why Does God Allow It?

    Why does God allow pain, suffering and evil in the world? And why is it that suffering sometimes causes people to turn away from God? I believe we're not dealing with a problem that needs to be solved - rather, we're dealing with a mystery to be understood. 

    My purpose in this podcast is for us to gain understanding and make sense of the pain, suffering and evil around us. This topic leads to a very important question we should all ask ourselves - What is the ultimate good in life? Please tune in and join us!

    Next week in Part 2, we'll deal with how to prepare for, and then respond to pain and suffering when it enters into our lives.

    • 51 min

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