Episode 54 - Jeff and Mackenzie Rollins (Part 1)

Jeff and Mackenzie Rollins are not content to see their ministry confined to the mission fields they’ve worked on. While they’ve served as full-time missionaries overseas, they’ve taken their calling far beyond that. On and off the mission fields, they’ve made it their mission to intentionally spread the Gospel and build a strong community wherever they are. But that community would be put to the test when tragedy struck the Rollins’ young family. Jeff and Mackenzie sit down with Davey to share their powerful story.

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God knows exactly what he has for us, and if we’re willing to step into it he will give us what we’re ready to receive.
— Jeff and Mackenzie Rollins

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At Hope Family Care, we walk with families who have lost a child as they learn to navigate their pain and grief while bringing hope and healing. Each family is supported through personal communication, receiving of Hope Bags, family retreats and events, support tailored to their individual needs, and connection with other families who have experienced a similar loss.

We believe no family should have to walk through the loss of a child on their own. Hope Family Care provides community that families need as they move forward though their loss in a healthy way.


A lot of times we don’t hear from God because he’s already given us the command to go, and he’s already put in our hearts the desire to do something.
— Jeff and Mackenzie Rollins

Episode 53 - Erica Camacho

Erica Camacho’s story is one that’s almost hard to believe. It’s a story of success and heartbreak, exotic animals and sudden illness, hope and tragedy. But mostly, it’s a story of a family’s unwavering faith. Erica shares her story with Davey and Kristi about how her family kept their faith in God and their relationship with each other through unimaginable circumstances.

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At the time we felt like we were orphans, and we were, but not by God. He has always been there for us.
— Erica Camacho

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Episode 52 - Emily P. Freeman

What’s on your mind right now? For most of us, the answer is usually a lot of things. We live in a culture of always doing more, of constantly trying to cram as much as possible into every moment. Too often we find ourselves worrying more than we can handle, and it’s eating away at us. In her new book The Next Right Thing, Emily P. Freeman suggests that we can live fuller lives by simplifying what we’re thinking about. She sits down with Davey to talk about what would happen if we let go of many of the worries we hold onto and simply asked, “What is the next right thing for me to do now?”

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What does it look like for me to declutter on the level of my soul, the invisible space beneath the surface, so that there is nothing happening beneath the surface that is owning me in an unhealthy way?
— Emily Freeman


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Nothing gets our attention like an unmade decision: Should I accept the new position? Which schooling choice is best for my kids? How can I support my aging parents? When we have a decision to make and the answer isn't clear, what we want more than anything is peace, clarity, and a nudge in the right direction. 

If you have trouble making decisions, because of either chronic hesitation you've always lived with or a more recent onset of decision fatigue, Emily P. Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. With this simple, soulful practice, it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing.

Whether you're in the midst of a major life transition or are weary of the low-grade anxiety that daily life can bring, Emily helps create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love.

Episodes 50 & 51 - Mollie Thorsen

Family relationships have always been incredibly important to Mollie Thorsen. She works full-time helping run a family business with her dad, and her siblings were her best friends. None of us is ever ready to lose someone close to us, and when a sudden illness took the life of Mollie’s sister, she was devastated. But Mollie knows that the pain she feels won’t have the final word. In this episode, she sits down with Davey to talk about healing alongside her family, how God worked to prepare her to walk through this trial, and how her pain is propelling her to a greater purpose.

Episode 49 - Joni Eareckson Tada

It only takes a single moment for everything to change forever. One split-second choice can send ripples through our entire lives. For Joni Eareckson Tada, that moment came when she misjudged the depth of the water as she was about to dive into, leaving her paralyzed from shoulders down at only seventeen years old. It’s hard to imagine that kind of suffering, but Joni’s trial was only beginning. She’s faced a lifetime of disability, cancer diagnoses, chronic pain, and more, and she’s come through all of it believing that God is good no matter what circumstances she may face. Joni shares with Davey about how she’s kept her faith through unimaginable suffering, as well as the incredible ministry that God has brought out of it to change countless lives.

Episode 48 - Will and Ranae Shepherd

We’ve all made choices we regret. Our stories never look like we wish they did, and Will and Ranae Shepherd know that all too well. Their story is one of incredible brokenness and pain, of momentary choices and lifelong consequences. But it’s also a story of hope, healing, and redemption. Will and Ranae sit down with Davey to share their story and talk about how God took their shame and turned it into restoration and a platform to bring change to countless lives around them.

Episode 47 - Nate Pyle

Nate is an author, blogger and ordained pastor in the Reformed Church of America. He serves as the pastor of Christ's Community Church in Fishers, Indiana where he lives with his wife and three children.

In this episode Nate shares candidly and vulnerably about he and his wife’s struggle with infertility, atopic pregnancy and adoption. Nate dives into the depths and emotions of grief and disappointment as well as shares openly about his journey in walking beside his wife during the highs and lows of trying to start a family.

Episode 44 - Andrew Bauman

Sometimes counseling can take on a bad rap. We often associate it with a crisis or a last resort. But in his work as a mental health counselor, Andrew has realized that we all need help. To see our lives and situations change, we need to first become whole, and that wholeness only comes through God and deep inner work.

Andrew sits down with Davey to talk about his new book, Stumbling Toward Wholeness, Andrew’s own journey towards wholeness and transformation, and what it looks like to face our brokenness honestly and begin to heal.

Episode 43 - Chris Heuertz

Episode 43 - Chris Heuertz

It’s the time of year when most of us are trying to change our lives for the better. But if we want to better ourselves, we first have to know ourselves. Chris Heuertz literally wrote the book on that. The enneagram is a tool used by millions to understand the unique ways God created each of us, and The Sacred Enneagram lays out what this concept means for each of us in our relationship with God and the people around us. Chris sits down with Davey to give an overview of what the enneagram is, how it can be used in healing, and much more.

Episode 42 - The 2018 End of the Year Best of Spectacular

Episode 42 - The 2018 End of the Year Best of Spectacular

When you can't pick just one favorite podcast episode ... you pick 5! And when you can't pick one topic to talk about ... you pick as many as you can fit into the hour! We had a blast recording the podcast these last 6 months and we want to celebrate by sharing some of our favorite moments and answer some of your questions! Don't miss the Nothing is Wasted Podcast End of the Year Best of Spectacular! 

Episode 41 - Hayley Morgan

Episode 41 - Hayley Morgan

Whether we realize it or not, we’re all preachers. Even if we aren’t on a stage with a microphone or a pulpit, we all have at least one person listening to what we have to say: ourselves. In her new book Preach to Yourself, Haley Morgan talks about how we can combat the lies of the enemy by preaching God’s truth to ourselves. Haley sits down with Davey to discuss how to preach to yourself, and much more.

Episode 39 - Gary & Kathy Stump (Part One)

Episode 39 - Gary & Kathy Stump (Part One)

Gary and Kathy Stump are no strangers to the difficulties that come with blending families. Gary’s life and the lives of his four children were changed forever when Gary’s wife was killed in a car accident. Now Gary and his wife Kathy sit down with Davey and Kristi to talk about remarriage, blending families, and how we can make sure our trials aren’t wasted.

Episode 38 - Lysa Terkeurst

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.

Episode 37 - Nick Charalambous

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.

Episode 36 - Craig Groeschel

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.

Episode 35 - Annie F. Downs

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.

Episode 34 - Jamie Ivey

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.