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.
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.
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.
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.
Writer and Bible teacher Jen Wise knew that holistic faith-that reaches into every facet of life-is what brings grace and renewal. But she didn’t begin to live this truth until her world fractured. So as she searched Scripture for a better way, she discovered Jesus’ invitation for just that: small steps able to lead us into a bright new beginning.
In response to millennials being labeled noncommittal, lazy, entitled, slacktivists, Grant Skeldon started Initiative Network with the goal to unite and train millennials to be Christ-loving, city-changing, church-investing, disciple-making local missionaries. Initiative has impacted thousands of diverse young leaders from hundreds of churches across Dallas.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.