Marissa shares her story of being diagnosed with a rare cancer and how God provided for their young family and taught her to trust Him more deeply with her life and her children's futures.
Wendy Lupas shares the story of learning to extend and receive grace through her marriage which lead her and her sister to start The Gracewear Collection, a jewelry company featuring their unique Shield of Faith design.
Lisa shares the story of God leading her through a health scare and the amazing journey of being reunited with her adopted brother.
Suzie shares the story of when she felt called to move with her husband away from all that was familiar into an unknown without a clear reason why until after they'd moved.
Jess and Hayley share the message of their latest book Wild and Free: An Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough.
Renee shares the story of how she and her husband were burdened for the downtown area of her city and how God led them to start ReBUILD, an outreach project in downtown Huntington, West Virginia.
Abby Perry shares the circumstances surrounding her child andhisspecial needs. She shares the struggles of the unknown,clinicaldepression, dreams she's had to let go and all the whilechoosing towalk in joy and wholeheartedness in faith.
Shelene Bryan shares her story of how a trip to Africa turned her faith upside down. She founded Skip1.org and encourages everyone to skip something and make a difference around them. She shares principles and stories from her new book on Ridiculous Faith and encourages listeners to follow God.
Annie Downs shares her journey of facing a break down and wanting to quit and then learning how to look for lovely and find the things that help her perservere.
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.