Life with Gwen and Joe

  • Honoring the Christian Martyrs

    Fall is a beautiful season, marked by brilliant colors and cooler temperatures. It is also a time when the world celebrates a series of “holidays” that are actually derived from Holy Days established centuries ago, either as ordained festivals set forth by God or as times of beautiful commemorat...

  • The Blessings & Fun of Self-Denial

    Fall breezes are in the air, bringing cooler days and opportunities to be outdoors enjoying the wonders that God created! God does nothing without deep meaning and symbolism, including the way the trees let go of their leaves and accept the death asked of them each year at this time. God also d...

  • Behind the Scenes: A Remnant Fellowship Wedding

    Everyone loves going “behind the scenes,” and there is nothing more exciting than watching a gorgeous wedding come together! Welcome to “Life with Gwen and Joe” and to a backstage peek into a Remnant Fellowship wedding! The decorations…the music…the food…the dancing—so many moving parts must work...

  • Back to School: Finding Your Child's Gifts

    It’s back to school time again, but 2020 has brought a unique set of challenges to the start of a new academic year. Families are working to maintain the excitement that normally surrounds this time in the face of an unusual environment of online learning or significantly altered in-person setti...

  • Blessings for Obedience & the Garden of Life

    Gardening is a quintessential summer activity enjoyed by many, though some years, the toil may be much while little is produced. Deuteronomy 6 contains the secret to a bountiful harvest, both literally and metaphorically: “Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and reveri...

  • How To Have Parties All About God

    In today’s world, it really possible to have good, clean, God-focused fun? Well, as Gwen shows us in this episode, with God at the center of every gathering, big or small, the answer is a resounding “YES!” Join us for a delightful and meaningful episode of “Life with Gwen and Joe” that proves pe...

  • The Importance of Christ-like Words & Speech

    Welcome to another fun and life-changing episode of “Life with Gwen and Joe!” The tongue is the most powerful muscle in the body—it can do the most good, or it can result in the most damage. In fact, “… the tongue is a small part of the body, but...consider what a great forest is set on fire by ...

  • Celebrating Pentecost and the Meaning of Baptism

    “Three times a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord.” (Exodus 23:17) God ordained three times per year for all of His devoted children to come together to celebrate and praise and worship God Almighty. Pentecost is one of those ordained times per year that was celebrated eve...

  • How to Have a Godly Wedding Shower

    Early summer has long been known as a busy “wedding season,” filled with ceremonies of different varieties and celebrations in many forms. Gwen and Joe have shared a number of personal experiences with us—devotionals, vacations, time spent with family and friends—but among their favorite things ...

  • Characteristics of Christ | Life with Gwen and Joe

    Most of us have heard that we should treat others with kindness, even if we have been treated rudely or unfairly...but imagine how different the world would be if everyone truly put that idea into practice! Instead of judging and condemning others, what if we worked on forgiving those who have t...

  • Seeking God on Vacations

    Summer is here, and that often means vacation time with the kids! Gwen and Joe recently enjoyed a trip to the beach with friends that included 20-25 children—and the time was filled with joy and laughter and fun, because just like every day with Gwen and Joe, the foundation of the trip was to sha...

  • An Interview with Gwen and Joe

    One of Satan’s sneakiest lies is the one that tells you, “I just cannot love God the way that Gwen and Joe do.” The truth is that Gwen and Joe are people just like you, with personal interests and fun memories and heartfelt challenges! Once you understand that Gwen and Joe Lara are regular peop...

  • Second Chances

    Getting a second chance is an amazing opportunity to make things right! Have you ever thought about each morning as a “new chapter”—a second chance—in the story of your life? Joe Lara shares this impactful perspective on this episode of Life with Gwen and Joe: you fall asleep, and then you are ...

  • Losing Weight During Quarantine

    You Can Overcome! This is not merely a statement of encouragement—it is also a powerful resource produced by Weigh Down Ministries and Remnant Fellowship Church that is broadcast LIVE each Wednesday evening through weighdown.tv! For 17 seasons, Gwen has shared the stage with hundreds of people ...

  • Go For It on the 20-Day Challenge

    Gwen and Joe are excited, and they want to help you get pumped up and motivated to go for it! On the heels of the “20-Day Challenge” issued in the previous episode, this week’s Life with Gwen and Joe brings out the cheerleader in Gwen as she encourages us to put on our spiritual athletic gear so...

  • Walking in The Spirit: A 20-Day Challenge

    “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace…and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12) The world outside is bursting forth in springtime beauty and the splendor of God’s handiwork, but in this unusual year of “staying at home” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

  • Love & Respect Between Husbands and Wives

    These days, as we are under a mandated time of “staying at home” due to COVID-19, many husbands and wives are spending more time together than ever before. The good news is that every marriage has an opportunity to be stronger as a result of this time together! Sadly, however, statistics are reve...

  • God’s Holy Passover and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

    We have our palm branches out and it's time for Passover! Even though in 2020 we find ourselves isolating in homes due to the current pandemic, we are grateful that God instituted technology that allows us to worship with one another no matter where we are. It is glorious to imagine God’s saints...

  • The Joys of Slowing Down

    The year 2020 will go down in history as a period of global pandemic crisis. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and isolation have become conditions mandated by governing authorities. The Old Testament references isolating those who are afflicted with illness for a defined p...

  • Adam and Eve: Cutting Through the Confusion

    God gave Adam and Eve a beautiful existence in a garden of bounty and tranquility, but life on earth was forever altered when they chose to eat fruit from the one tree that had been forbidden by the Creator. The real dynamic of the Garden of Eden is not a mystery, and—as Joe points out in this w...

  • Overcoming Fears During This Time of Isolation

    At this time, springtime of 2020, the world seems in disarray, but the Bible ensures us, “…if my people…will humble themselves and pray and seek my face…then will I hear from heaven ….” (2 Chronicles 7:14) In Matthew 24:4, Jesus warns us not to be deceived by rumors and not to be alarmed. These ...

  • Tips for Snacking & Nighttime Eating

    You can do it! You can learn to deny yourself those extra bites that are keeping you from achieving your weight loss goal. “Denial is a muscle,” as Gwen explains in this week’s episode of “Life with Gwen and Joe.” Like any muscle, if we are not exercising it regularly—or if we get away from usin...

  • What Does It Mean To Be Humble?

    Natural disasters strike unannounced and can change lives and communities in an instant. Such was the case when a tornado ripped a 50-mile path of destruction through middle Tennessee in March 2020. Buildings were leveled, lives were lost, and entire communities were devastated in the aftermath...

  • Weigh Down On Tour: A Mission of Love and Joy

    Pack your bags, because Weigh Down is going on tour! The Bible tells us that Jesus sent the Disciples out two-by-two to share the good news of a “you can do it” salvation amongst a hurting world. Christ traveled the countryside, refreshing Himself and His followers in the homes of friends or on...