Episode 38 - Lysa Terkeurst

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Episode 38 - Lysa Terkeurst

It might be hard to find a Christian woman in America whose life hasn’t been changed by Lysa TerKeurst. Her organization, Proverbs 31 Ministries, is one of the largest Christian women’s ministries, and thousands upon thousands have been helped by her best-selling books and prolific speaking. But if you think this success translates to an easy life, you’d be wrong. She’s walked through health scares, a cancer diagnosis, her husband’s affair, and so much more. Lysa sits down with Davey to talk about walking with faith through unimaginable hardship.

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Episode 37 - Nick Charalambous

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Episode 37 - Nick Charalambous

If you looked at Nick Charalambous several years ago, you’d never have guessed what his story is today. You’d see a young journalist is South Carolina with no interest at all in religion, writing a story about churches in the area because it was his job. Today, you’d see man with an incredible story of miraculous healing and a testimony to God’s power. Nick sits down with Davey to talk about coming to faith, overcoming cancer, and so much more.

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Episode 36 - Craig Groeschel

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Episode 36 - Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel is undoubtedly one of the most influential voices in the American church today. He speaks to tens of thousands every week as the Senior Pastor of Life.Church, he’s written numerous books, and his resources are used by ministry leaders around the world. When his daughter was diagnosed with a serious medical condition, Craig found that a letter he had written to a grieving friend years ago was now ministering to him. That letter became his latest book, “Hope in the Dark,” Craig sits down with Davey to talk about how he’s walked through dark seasons personally, in his family, and in his ministry.

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Episode 35 - Annie F. Downs

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Episode 35 - Annie F. Downs

Many people probably associate Annie F. Downs with being happy. As a bestselling author, prolific speaker, and successful podcaster, she comes off as the fun-loving, outgoing Enneagram 7 that she is. But that’s not the whole story. In her new book, “Remember God,” Annie tells the story of a dark season in her life. She sits down with Davey to talk about that season and how to believe that God is kind when life seems disappointing.

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Episode 34 - Jamie Ivey

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Episode 34 - Jamie Ivey

As the host of the popular podcast “The Happy Hour” and author of If You Only Knew, Jamie Ivey has had the opportunity to share her story with thousands of people across the world. It’s a powerful story, but like most of ours, it’s not always pretty. Jamie’s story is a moving testimony of failure and redemption, pain and healing, and God’s work through our messes. On this episode, Jamie sits down with Davey to talk about how God has taken the messy parts of her story and redeemed them for His message.

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Episode 33 - Miles McPherson

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Episode 33 - Miles McPherson

Miles McPherson is no stranger to racial tension. From four years playing in the NFL to founding and pastoring The Rock Church in San Diego, Miles has seen people of all different races living and working together. He’s seen the beauty that can come from diversity, and he’s also seen how even the best of intentions are not enough to keep the biases we all have from hurting each other. Miles sits down with Davey to talk about his latest book, “The Third Option” and the steps we can take in our own lives to move towards reconciliation.

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Episode 32 -  Matt & Whitney Wheeler

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Episode 32 - Matt & Whitney Wheeler

Matt and Whitney Wheeler have a story unlike any other. It started one night when they were both in college. Whitney was away with a group from the school when Matt got a call. There had been an accident on the way back. All but one student on the trip had been killed. That student, he was told, was not Whitney.

Today, several years later, Matt and Whitney sit down together with Davey to share their unbelievable story of tragedy and hope, a picture of God’s love through the church, and a testimony of death to life.

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Episode 31 -  Clayton & Sharie King

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Episode 31 - Clayton & Sharie King

If you asked any couple in ministry what they wanted their lives to look like, their description would probably sound a lot like Clayton and Sharie King. They have two kids, their own hugely successful ministries, and they spend a lot of their time traveling and speaking together.

Clayton and Sharie are no strangers to pain, however. Sharie’s story especially is one of God’s rescue from one of the darkest places you can imagine. Clayton and Sharie sit down with Davey to talk about her story, doing ministry together, and more.

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Episode 30 -  Chris Dew

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Episode 30 - Chris Dew

If you've ever wondered if God really changes people, this story will convince you. Like Saul to Paul, the Chris Dew of several years ago looks nothing like him today. Chris sits down with Davey to tell his story of how God met a hopeless heroin addict with a speech impediment so severe he could barely talk and turned him into a traveling evangelist who regularly stands on a stage and preaches the gospel to thousands.

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Episode 29 - Ken Roberts

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Episode 29 - Ken Roberts

For decades, Ken Roberts lived the dream of every pastor. He'd been a part of multiple thriving ministries, and he had a great family. That changed when his wife of 25 years died in a car accident. Now, several years later, Ken joins Davey to talk about his road to healing, remarriage, staying spiritually healthy, and more.

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Episode 28 - Ericka Andersen

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Episode 28 - Ericka Andersen

When Ericka Andersen met her husband Rick, she wasn't stepping into the average American relationship. Most people can't even imagine growing up like he did. Rick was raised in an environment rife with substance abuse, severe mental health problems, attempted suicides, and more. Ericka shares Rick's story with Davey and talks about the healing that God can bring to the darkest of places.

Buy Ericka's book: Leaving Cloud 9


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Episode 27 - Nick Urankar

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Episode 27 - Nick Urankar

Every year, hundreds of thousands try out for the CrossFit Games. Only a few make it. Nick Urankar is one of those few. Having competed in the games several times, as well as owning gyms and coaching fitness, it's safe to say that Nick knows how to train his body. He also knows about defeat, as he's seen years of training lost to injuries. In this episode, Nick talks to Davey about training, falling, getting back up, and the faith and trust in God that's woven through every part of that.

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Episode 26 - Happy Birthday Nothing is Wasted Podcast!

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Episode 26 - Happy Birthday Nothing is Wasted Podcast!

 Today officially marks one year of the Nothing Is Wasted Podcast! Thank you so much to everyone who's listened, shared, or given to make this happen! To celebrate, Davey is launching a brand new eBook called Thriving in Trial. Special guest host Zach Woolever sits down with Davey to break down some of the ideas in the book.

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Episode 25 - Andrew & Christy Bauman

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Episode 25 - Andrew & Christy Bauman

Andrew and Christy Bauman were like many expectant parents. As they neared the birth of their first child, they were filled with excitement. But their joy turned to anguish as their child was stillborn. Now, six years later, the Baumans are channeling their pain into helping others. With two more children and a third on the way, two therapy practices, and a number of books, Andrew and Christy are a testimony that God isn't afraid of our pain, and of the hope and healing that can come out of our laments.

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Episode 24 - Anthony ONeal

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Episode 24 - Anthony ONeal

Anthony ONeal spends his days helping young people learn how to handle their finances. He knows how, because he learned the hard way. Despite great parents and plenty of opportunities, a series of poor choices left Anthony homeless and living out of his car before he turned 20. Tens of thousands of dollars in debt loomed over him, and his situation seemed hopeless.

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Episode 21 - Jake Baird

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Episode 21 - Jake Baird

Have you ever wondered what it would take to have the faith to walk through unforeseen and unexpected tragedy? How could you possibly stand in the face of heartache and loss and say that God is good?

On this episode, Jake and Davey talk about what it's like to walk through difficult seasons, loss, and what it takes to stay faithful to God even in the midst of unthinkable pain. Jake shares his story authentically and with the hope of helping other people learn to truly heal and find purpose in their own pain.

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Episode 20 - Elliott Park

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Episode 20 - Elliott Park

You may not know Elliott Park's name, but you've probably heard his work. Elliott's songs have been sung on the hallowed stage of the Ryman Opry Theater, as well as on major network programs like “Late Night With David Letterman”, and “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson. In 2006, his song “I Loved Her First” hit #1 on Billboard and R&R Magazines.

On this episode, Davey and Elliott talk about the heights and depths of success and following Jesus from the highs of a billboard number one hit, into the depths of depression, and back out again. 

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Episode 19 - Brian Cromer

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Episode 19 - Brian Cromer

Brian is the Lead Pastor of Queen City Church, a church plant located in Cincinatti, OH. He recently moved his family to a brand new city to follow God's calling to build a church and reach all people and teach them to have a relationship with God that gets better and better.

In this episode Brian and Davey talk about the challenges of building church - parachuting into unknown territory with the gospel, parenting in the midst of ministry and battling storms of parenting a child with special needs.

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