A Gathering Place to Share Stories of God’s Goodness If you need encouragement and inspiration to see God working all things together for good, even in the midst of difficult and sometimes traumatic situations, this podcast is for you! Come meet Redemption Press authors with Romans 8:28 stories to warm your soul. Leave with tips and tools to help you on your journey.
Danielle Ripley-Burgess shares her Romans 8:28 story from her memoir, BLUSH: How I barely survived 17. She tells the incredible story of surviving two bouts with one of the toughest types of cancer for a young girl to talk about, and how God used that struggle to draw her to Himself. Then during the second half of the show, Vicki Burns will share the heart behind Priceless: A Devotional Cookbook Based on Proverbs 31.
Bestselling author Dr. Ben Young uses his own past struggles and life experiences to encourage us to tap into the strength to move forward. And Redemption Press author, Dr. Bob Flanagan shares tips and tools to thrive even if you're struggling with depression, anxiety or possible suicidal thoughts. The current stay at home orders have created so much extra stress and pressure that insight and guidance from sage counselors who know what it feels like to struggle offer the hope we all need.
Micah Ruth, Redemption Press author of "You Are Loved & Free: A Guided Journey to Winning the Battle for Your Identity" shares game changing moments in her life that moved her both away from and closer to her true identity. Then two more She Writes for Him Bootcamp graduates share their Romans 8:28 stories, Laurie Jeron and Carol Larson.
An impromptu conversation with Dr. Michelle Bengtson discusses the challenges in the church with mental health issues and a call to authenticity and support by those we look to for help in our church world. And an incredible story of God's healing of lung cancer in someone who never smoked and was never around second hand smoke.
Marriage expert and licensed counselor Jim Keller challenges couples to do the opposite of what they might think. Fight more. Have less sex. Stop spending so much time together. It sounds crazy, but by embracing a plan that seems upside down, couples may discover an inverted path to a flourishing marriage. And She Writes for Him Bootcamp graduate shares her Romans 8:28 journey through postpartum depression.
Bestselling author Lucinda Secrest McDowell shares keys to staying soul strong and Redemption Press author, coach Christine Rose explores how telling our #MeToo stories after our own healing can bring true freedom.
Redemption Press author Brenda Wilbee discusses powerful choices for women in conflict and pain, and She Writes for Him Bootcamp grad Sara Cormany shares how God works all things together for good even in the midst of chronic pain and illness.
During our Redemption Press Team Meeting this week, Andrea presented a devotional to get us started. It was one of the best illustrations of the goodness of God I've heard, so we jumped on a call to share the real life illustration with our listeners. Enjoy!
On the 5th Wednesday of the month, Cynthia and Andi join Athena to discuss challenges writers face. Today it’s a transparent conversation about how we avoid the pain and overcome the temptation to be distracted or avoid.
Moody Bible Study Author Erica Wiggenhorn shares how God worked all things together for good in three key areas in her life, and Redemption Press author of Amaryllis Journey, Konnie Viner, shares her story of redemption out of domestic violence.
Edie's cry for restoration in the midst of burnout brings her full circle to utilizing her creative gifts to refresh others, while Jayne's life of trauma and neglect turned into a thriving ministry to women. Be encouraged as you listen in on the faithfulness of God in these two women's lives.
Beauty from the Ashes of a House Fire, Becoming Officer Katherman’s Widow, Forgiving My Mom, and Raising a Blind Son - How God worked good out of incredible devastation in the lives of four amazing women.
Debbie Alsdorf shares how God prepared her for some tough valleys and the brought complete restoration. The Jackie Middler, Redemption Press author of “The White Stick” shares the devastation of abortion and the overwhelming forgiveness of God.
The time is now for us as Christians to allow God to use our ignorance about racism for good. We must make the most of this opportunity so our brothers and sisters of color can be heard and understood.
Author of the bestseller “PrayerWalk” and “The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus” shares her incredible Romans 8:28 story and unpacks they power of prayer walking. Author of “Will the Real Person Please Stand Up: Overcoming the Fear of Rejection” Gail Porter shares the common fruit of rejection and remedies to overcome.
Robin Meade, Redemption Press author of "Fierce Wholeness: Finding Myself After Childhood Trauma" shares her Romans 8:28 story. After experiencing traumatic family relationships, an abortion, two marriages with three bright children, and careening through several churches, author Robin Meade is still standing when many others would have fallen—caught by the sin-cursed trap that our decisions hold over us. Yet she’s discovered the beautiful secret that picked her up from the rocky riverbed and brought her to the lush landscape: fierce hope in Jesus. During the 2nd half of the episode, Athena Dean Holtz, Cynthia Cavanaugh and Andrea Tomassi unpack the She Writes for Him Online Conference.
Who would have thought that God could take a young woman like Pam, with a dysfunctional and abusive family of origin, call her to Himself and save her for a godly guy like Bill Farrel ... what a story of redemption! Marriage & Family Therapist, Denise Broadwater and her husband Greg renovated a house in Charleston, SC taking it from broken down to its glory, and during that process learned ways to renovate their own teetering marriage.
For our Mother's Day edition, Blythe Daniel, literary agent and co-author with her mother shared insights on how to start healthy conversations to promote healing and authenticity. Redemption Press author Mary McCullough shares God's Romans 8:28 in her life and the birth of a ministry.
Mary DeMuth, author of We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis along with Redemption Press author, counselor and founder of Restore Ministries, Kristin Close shares how ministry was birthed out of great pain.
Growing up with a narcissistic mother had its extreme challenges in Phyllis Mantelli‘s life. But God used it for good to launch a ministry to other moms who are struggling to break the cycle. Part two of the episode includes insider insights with Cynthia Cavanaugh and the announcement of the She Writes for Him Boot Camp.
When burnout and depression overtook Dr. Sandra Dalton Smith, God showed up and began teaching her what was missing in her life. Her resulting ministry teaching others about rest has blessed tens of thousands.
Jodi Harris as a pastor's wife experienced an excruciating mental breakdown, which the enemy wanted to use to destroy her. Followed by some significant church hurt and betrayal, it seemed like the enemy was winning. Instead, God used both struggles to work much good in her ministry and family.
Two incredible Romans 8:28 stories on the podcast today!
Not one to shy away from challenges, professional athlete turned model, Amy Joob found ways to see from a different perspective. God worked good in the midst of a chronic illness diagnosis in her youngest child and continues to prove Himself faithful.
Carol Kent's Romans 8:28 story of losing her only son to a lifetime of incarceration is an incredible story of how God can bring good in the face of great loss. Military Spouse of the Year, Kennita Williams faced stinging betrayal and learned to respond in a way that glorified Him. Her story shows God bringing good out of the pain of betrayal.
Jenn is passionate about making it safe for Christian women to have a conversation about alcohol without judgment, labels or rules. She is what you would call a retired "grey area" drinker. Around the middle of her 40's, she took a closer look at her life. Her health...mental, physical and spiritual. She began to find out ways to have more energy, better sleep and really stay present in her own life as she realized that wine had become like an emotional crutch to lean on during times of anxiety or even boredom.
So, she started the 21-day reset for women because she wanted to share what she learned and experienced first hand. Currently, over 2,000 women from all over the world have participated. It’s more of a sisterhood and a real community of women pursuing being present and sober-minded. Each woman has the opportunity and space to renegotiate their relationship with alcohol in an authentic community. What an amazing example of God using Jenn's struggle with alcohol for good as He birthed SoberSis. What a powerful movement inspiring and empowering women to be sober-minded, intentional and present in their lives.
A young woman in her twenties with dreams and a plan for her life comes up against a living nightmare when her husband is diagnosed with a rare inoperable cancer. Her husband's faith grows stronger, but her dreams evaporate and her faith slips away when the worst happens. An incredible Romans 8:28 story unfolds in today’s episode of ALL THINGS.
The enemy loves to try to sidetrack us into despair and hopelessness or anxious thoughts about our circumstances. Neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle Bengtson has survived multiple attempts by that same enemy to silence her message of hope to those battling depression and anxiety. Her latest book, Breaking Anxiety's Grip provides biblical answers to overcoming this fiery dart to see God working good in the midst of it. During the second half of our show host and publisher Athena Dean Holtz will answer two publishing questions for our Insider Insights segment.
Wise words from co-authors Cynthia Cavanaugh & Andrea Tomassi. Birth of a writing vision, death and resurrection of the same, and onto a fruitful writing ministry. 2nd segment includes Insider Insights and special announcement of She Writes for Him Writing Retreat
Bestselling author and international speaker Liz Curtis Higgs unpacks Romans 8:28 for us in this debut show, and then shares the best thing that ever happened to her, (believe it or not - spoiler alert!) her cancer adventure! During the second half, meet Redemption Press author, BJ Garrett, whose story of being "Unwanted No More: From Exploited to Embraced by God" is rocking the worlds of broken and hurting women with the goodness of God.