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Episode 64 – Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas joins me for episode #64 to talk about why we need to sidestep toxic assaults and maintain our strategic focus on healthy relationships. He’s the author of 19 books, including his best-seller SACRED MARRIAGE, and he’s spent most of his career trying to save marriages and family relationships, but in this discussion, and in his new book WHEN TO WALK AWAY, Gary shares there are actually some relationships you need to walk away from!

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Episode 63 – Rebekah Lyons

National speaker and best selling author Rebekah Lyons joins me for episode #63 to talk about four life-giving rhythms to overcome fear and live an abundant, vibrant life. Daily struggles with anxiety and stress make it difficult to receive God’s peace for all of us. In this discussion, Rebekah shares openly of her battles to overcome anxiety and depression—and she invites you to discover and boldly pursue your God-given purpose from a place of freedom.

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Episode 62 – Niki Hardy

NIKI HARDY is my guest for episode #62. Niki is a cancer survivor, pastor’s wife, tea drinker and self-professed teller of bad jokes. She’s a BRIT living in the USA and YES, she does have a fabulous accent that you’re gonna LOVE! Niki is living proof that life doesn’t have to be pain-free to be full and she’s the author of BREATHE AGAIN, How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart.

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Episode 61 – Anne Graham Lotz

Anne Graham Lotz joins me on episode #61. Her late father, BILLY GRAHAM, called his daughter ANNE “the best preacher in the family.” For decades she has spoken all around the globe with the wisdom and authority of years spent studying God’s Word. The NEW YORK TIMES named her one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation… and today, she’s hanging out with you and me to talk about what she’s been learning about the HOLY SPIRIT.

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Episode 60 – Mike Donehey

My guest on episode #60 is lead singer of the Christian contemporary band Tenth Avenue North, Mike Donehey. Mike joins me today to talk about that age-old question that we’ve all been known to ask: How do I find God’s will for my life? And his take on it actually flips the concept of God’s will on it’s head.

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Episode 59 – Lisa Whittle

My guest on episode #59 is Lisa Whittle. Lisa is a podcast host, a speaker, author and ministry leader who’s also a longtime personal friend. We had a hearty conversation about legacy, ministry, life and the heart of what God’s been teaching her.

Lisa and I talk about ways to live in the power of Jesus and courageously live out what we know the Bible says is true. So if you need some fresh strength and encouragement, you’re gonna really love this discussion.

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Episode 58 – Ruth Chou Simons

My guest on episode #58 is the uber-talented, inspirational Ruth Chou Simons! We have a powerful conversation about the ways GRACE intersects our everyday lives. Because, as Ruth says, the grace of God has to matter in our everyday, ordinary, slightly boring, sometimes disappointing lives – or it’s not real at all!

This episode will help transform your WEARY with WONDER … as we gaze at grace together, assured that no circumstance is too ordinary or too forgotten for the LORD to meet us there in worship.

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Episode 57 – Alex Kendrick

My guest on episode #57 is actor, writer and producer Alex Kendrick. He joins me to talk about his new movie, Overcomer, which hits movie theaters nationwide on August 23rd. Most of us know Alex Kendrick from his roll as head football coach Grant Taylor in the movie Facing The Giants.

Our discussion about Overcomer is rich with the movie theme, which is all about the importance of understanding our identity in Christ. Alex reminds us that we are all called to seek the One who knows who we really are.

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Episode 56 – Bianca Juarez Olthoff

My guest on episode #56 is the energizing BIANCA JUAREZ OLTHOFF! Bianca is a Bible-teaching, word-slanging MexiRican who is passionate about raising up a generation of people passionate about Jesus Christ. She considers herself a Next Generation MENTOR in her new book where she talks all things dating, fashion and faith. She shares her mistakes and experiences, and pulls from Ruth and Naomi’s story to guide women on the path to their best self.

We cover some powerful ground in this episode like mentoring, friendships and the challenges of trusting the goodness of God even in loss, betrayal and unanswered questions.

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