Monday, February 8, 2021

Coming Soon: We Can Do This!

It's been a while since you've heard from us! The Word Go Project has been on hiatus for a while, getting ready to bring you an even better Season 2, and it's coming up very soon! One new exciting addition this season is that we will be releasing the music from each episode to be listened to on your favorite music streaming service. The soundtrack of Season 2, Episode 1, "We Can Do This!" is available now on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play Music (now known as YouTube Music), Amazon Music, SoundCloud, and many others. Visit this launch page for links to all of those services, and if your favorite is not on the list, search for the artist name "The Word Go" to see if we're there!

Meanwhile, this is a very special week. Valentine's Day is next Sunday, so if you haven't bought all of the chocolates, flowers, stuffed animals, engagement rings, etc. that you need, now is the time! While you're on your way, why not wind the clock back a bit and listen to the first ever episode of The Word Go Project, Season 1 Episode 1: "Love." It probably won't inspire her to say "yes" to that engagement ring, but it does have some good songs in it, and a word from God's Word about love!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Episode Extra: What if people aren't kind back?

"That kindness stuff is all well and good," you might say, "but I was kind to [name of person redacted] and [she or he] was just a jerk to me! This kindness stuff just doesn't work at all!" Trust me, I've had the same thing happen to me before. Sometimes it doesn't seem like we are rewarded with the proper gratitude for our kindness. It's especially hard to swallow that kind of treatment when your kindness requires a sacrifice on your part!

But you know, the response of the person receiving your kindness is not the point here. Often when you exercise the Fruit of the Spirit, a change happens in the world around you (someone feels loved, someone benefits from your kind act, your patience results in a better thought-out response to something that helps everybody). But every time you exercise the Fruit of the Spirit, a change happens inside of you. When someone reacts negatively to your positive act, you have a choice. You can either respond in kind and lose the benefit you received from your spiritual action and sacrifice, or you can respond again with the same kindness (or with patience or peace or whatever the situation requires) and keep it, and maybe receive even more benefit. We don't live in the Fruit of the Spirit because we want a benefit, but the benefit is there... if you don't lose it for yourself!

Of course, in life in the Spirit, things always come back to the example of Jesus. Any of us would be hard-pressed to out-kind Him, the man who prayed for his executioners as they were killing Him. Soldiers were basically rolling dice at the base of His cross as He was dying to decide who would get His nice outfit when He was dead, and Jesus said to God, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." (You can read it yourself in Luke 23:34.) Jesus had done nothing in his time on Earth but love, heal, feed, and teach people (well, except for corrupt religious leaders, but these soldiers weren't them) and His kindness was rewarded with crucifixion. And yet He responded once again with kindness and forgiveness. If that's not a positive reaction to a negative reaction to a positive act, I don't know what is!

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Episode Extra: Those Background Vocals!

Have you been trying to figure out the lyrics of the 50's-style section at the end of "Kindness Walked Among Us"? Me too, and I sang them! I'm kidding, of course, but I realize the background vocals are a little hard to make out. Here's what it's saying, with the BGVs in parenthesis:
Don’t you know what God’s kindness is for? (It leads us!)
Just as God’s kindness led them before (from Egypt!)
He wants you to be able to be in (His presence!)
The kindness of God will lead you to be in (repentance!)
Romans 2:4 (ESV): "Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?" Let God's kindness lead you into His presence through repentance today! Check out this song and more at – for previous episodes, visit!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Episode 5 Survey

Hi, readers and listeners! Now is your chance to help make The Word Go Project better!

First of all, if you haven't yet listened to Episode 5 "Kindness"... why are you even here? Click on over to and give it a listen! Once you've listened to the episode, visit this link and fill out our short survey:

Most of the survey is multiple choice, so it shouldn't take long at all to fill out. Of course, there are fill-in-the-blanks questions for you to share any other information you would like us to know about. We want to know what makes the podcast good, and what we could change to make it better.

Thank you for your help! We want this podcast to be useful to you in your own Project to have God's Word in your heart as you Go!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Episode Extra: Divorce is not Kindness

One sentence in Episode 5 bothers me a little bit:
When Joseph found out his fiancee Mary was already pregnant before they were married, by the law he had a right to have her stoned to death, but he chose the way of kindness, expressed by giving her mercy: “And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.”
The reason it bothers me is because I'm worried someone will think it means that in their situation getting a divorce would be a kindness. Certainly it was in this circumstance, but the reason it was in this situation is because the other option would be to stone Mary to death for infidelity. Joseph's kindness was that he was willing to put his own reputation on the line and let her live.

In most societies these days, there is no death penalty for infidelity. And indeed, the Bible makes it clear that divorce is really not a good first option, even in the case of adultery. Jesus said on several occasions, "...everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery." The apostle Paul wrote, "To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife."

That said, the Scripture does allow for divorces. My belief is that divorce should be a final option to end physical or mental abuse by one partner who refuses to stop. That said, the Bible uses marriage as a symbol of the relationship between Christ and the Church, so if both partners are fully willing to reconcile, it can become a beautiful picture of how loved each of us is by our Father God.

Divorce is not a kindness. Divorce rarely does more harm than good. If you feel yourself seriously considering that as an option, spend some time in prayer first, and please get some good solid counseling from a qualified Christian marriage counselor before you go that route.

For references to the Scriptures quoted above and for more Scriptures about Divorce and some great ones about Marriage too, visit our sister site,

Friday, March 22, 2019

Episode Extra: Kindness Christmas Message

One Sunday last December, the student pastor at my church delivered the message in the adult service. The message was about Kindness! After the service I found her and said, "Did you know that I'm doing a podcast about the Fruit of the Spirit, and Kindness is coming up really soon?" I told her not to be surprised if she listened to the finished product and recognized some of it from her message! Watch her message below, and then see if you can find parts that I "borrowed" in the latest episode of The Word Go Project, "Kindness"!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Season 1, Episode 5: Kindness

Season 1 of The Word Go Project is about the Fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
The three things we've chosen to talk about in this episode are:
  1. Kindness Takes Many Forms
  2. Simply Be Kind
  3. Kindness Walked Among Us
Our three songs are titled:
  1. Once Upon a Time
  2. Simply Be Kind
  3. Kindness Walked Among Us
You can listen to it all at! We hope you learn something useful about Kindness! For previous episodes, visit!