An interview with the man I called the day I wanted to kill myself
An uncensored conversation with one of my best friends about the morning I decided to end my life in November 2019. Instead of suicide, I chose to call Casey McKown and Seth Johnson. Today, you get to hear Casey's...View Episode
War can’t stop discipleship in Southern Lebanon
Welcome to the It Just Is podcast, I’m your host, Michael Smalley. Today I have another special update from my missionary friend currently living and discipling in Southern Lebanon. Please remember, as you hear his...View Episode
That one time I daydreamed walked into a terrorist encampment
On today’s podcast, I share about the time I daydreamed walked straight into the middle of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party in Beirut. ------------ Are you a fan of the It Just Is Podcast? Do you want to take your...View Episode
The inescapable destruction of self-pity
Welcome to the It Just Is podcast, I’m your host, Michael Smalley. Today we're diving into a topic that affects us all at some point in our lives: the false comfort of self-pity. ------------ Are you a fan of the It...View Episode
A short yet inspiring story to be thankful!
A little something to make you smile this Thanksgiving! ------------ Are you a fan of the It Just Is Podcast? Do you want to take your personal growth to the next level? Become a Member now and support the show at...View Episode
Living that 12-step life day to day through a routine
I go through my daily routine and unpack exactly why I do what I do each day. And I share more about my most recent traumatic events with the best dog in the world, Olive! ------------ Are you a fan of the It Just Is...View Episode
Step Twelve - It's a spiritual awakening now go and do this!
Step Twelve - Share. Experiencing a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we carry this message to others struggling with signature sins and keep living these principles in everything we do. Live creatively,...View Episode
Step Eleven - Pursue the only one who can do anything for you
Welcome to the It Just Is podcast, I’m your host, Michael Smalley. The one-word summary for Step Eleven - Pursue. Step Eleven: Ask God to show me how to live and pursue His will. "Let the peace of Christ keep you in...View Episode
Step Ten - Of course you messed up, now what?
Step Ten - Accept I’m human and will screw up. Repair it immediately. These are all warning markers—danger!—in our history books, written down so that we don’t repeat their mistakes. Our positions in the story are...View Episode
Step Nine - Don't even bother with God if you refuse this step
Step Nine - Repair any harm I can without hurting anyone else. This is how I want you to conduct yourself in these matters. If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a...View Episode
Step Eight - We must face the consequences of our sin
Step Eight - We make a list of every person we harmed and seek to repair the damage with them all. Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative...View Episode
Step Seven - Mistakes lead to growth but only if you do this one thing
Welcome to the It Just Is podcast, I’m your host, Michael Smalley. We’ve reached Step Seven - Humility - We ask God to help us change and remove all our signature sins. If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only...View Episode