Latasha Morrison shares how God led her down the steps toward starting Be the Bridge, a non-profit dedicated to encouraging the church to be present and intentional towards racial reconciliation.
Rhonda Stoppe and I chat about her messages from her books on raising sons and marriage. She also shares God's call on her life to share the gospel as God gives opportunity and how that has played out at different moments.
Jenny Groening shares the struggles she experienced as her husband battled with pornography. She shares her crisis of faith she experienced as she sought God's heart and will for her marriage.
Courtney Stanford shares her decision to go on a missions trip to Haiti and leave her three young children. She shares how God connected her heart with a man in Haiti named Ifwa and how God used the trip to give her lifelong connection to Haiti.
Bailey Heard and I start the episode getting to know her with a game of "If You Could". Bailey then shares the story of losing her husband Andrew to cancer three years ago and then God calling Bailey to travel and share the message of faith Andrew began before his death.
Jade shares her dreams of being a fashion designer, trying to compromise, and then fulling living in God's dreams for her.
Wendy shares a story of a small moment of obedience in the grocery store that had a big impact. We then chat about anger and parenting and how we live out the call to be loving and kind in all the small moments of parenting.
Nicki and I chat about her family's move from the suburbs to a family farm.
Jamie Ivey shares the story of her three adoptions. We discuss how her adoption impacted our family's adoption. We chat about the hard stuff, the good stuff, and the scary stuff of adoptions.
Emily G. Stroud shares the story of God calling her to share her story at IF:Gathering 2015 and then receiving a book contract at She Speaks 2015 for Faithful Finance. Emily then shares her heart and desires for individuals to manage their money with biblical principles.
Alli Worthington's story begins at the pinnacle of one of the most successful blogging conferences around when she heard God's direction to quit. She then experienced a year of disobedience, another year of learning what it really means to trust God and then must learn to say yes when He calls her to the next adventure.
Katrina shares the story of God calling her husband to pursue a job as a worship pastor, only to have him redirect their plans.
Jessica shares the story of how she came to write her first book The Fringe Hours, although never dreaming of writing one. She then shares the importance of self-care so we're able to live out the call to love your neighbor as yourself.
Mary Carver shares her story of writing her first book Choose Joy, looking back at the stops along the way and seeing how they weren't detours, but times of preparation. We then discuss her book Choose Joy and Sara Frankl's story of choosing joy admist severe pain.
In a conversation after the show, Joy and I laugh over our brain's not remembering words, my tie to Joy's home country South Africa, and Joy shares more about her story and the roots of why her journey went the direction it did.
In this episode, I share what God has been doing in my life this year. He gave me the word "focus" for the year, called me to step away from writing and asked me to speak. We see how God first taught me to abide with him and then how to share his goodness wherever he led me.
Elizabeth Maxon shares the story of God calling her to the quiet to hear his direction. In the quiet, He asked her to leave her job, although it was in the church and she had no next steps or reasons to leave. She shares how God immediately began to increase her influence and move her family.
Wendy Blight shares the story of the fear she battled for years after a rape by a masked, knife-wielding man and how with Scripture, God freed her from her fears.
Joy McMillan grew up in a Christian home, yet had no concept of grace. Sexual perversion drove her into hiding where shame held her hostage for several years. After 7 years of secrets, just 2 months before her wedding, God asked Joy if she trusted Him with her heart - and my gaping wounds - and she stepped out of hiding.
In Part II of her story, Elise Hurd shares the ways in which God began bringing about positive change in her heart as she obeyed His word and leading. She talks about rage episodes, panic attacks, wanting to quit, and forgiving her daughter's abuser.
TRIGGER WARNING: sexual abuse. In Part I of her story, Elise Hurd shares the story of finding out her young daughter had been sexually abused. She shares her response and the ways in which God began bringing about positive change in her heart as she obeyed His word and leading.
Shannan Martin, author of the blog Flower Path Farmgirl, shares her story of moving her family from a comfortable life on a farm into the city on the wrong side of the tracks. She shares the struggles and joys of learning to obey the command to love your neighbor as yourself.
Amy's sister, Heather Tollison shares the story of her obedience in prayer and fasting nearly five years ago which resulted in a miraculous healing from a sleep disorder and became a turning point of healing spiritually, emotionally and relationally.
Lisa shares the story of how God moved in her life over several years, teaching her balance and priorities with her role as a mom and ministry leader. Through steps of obedience, she was able to submit to God's lessons, let go of good things for better things and say yes even when the sacrifice felt like too much.
Bethany Haley Williams shares her journey from a battle of shame to starting Exile International to provide rehabilitation to war-affected children.