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Act 2 by Choosing Him Ministries

Act 2 by Choosing Him Ministries

By Tecia Janes and Andra Pape

Welcome to Act 2 by Choosing Him Ministries with Tecia Janes and Andra Pape.
In this podcast we focus on coming alongside women as they navigate the messy, mundane and marvelous moments of their own journeys. Whether it’s dirty diapers, moody teenagers, demanding careers, eating cookies in the closet while crying or finding the courage to live out your purpose, this podcast is for you. If you are facing your own Act 2, 3, 4, or if you’ve lost count, we want to help you laugh your way through it while learning who is in control and who sees your journey.
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Alan Beasley: Part 2
Alan Beasley: Part 2
This week, Tecia and Andra talk with Alan Beasley about his battle with covid and the power of prayer. Alan is the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist in Jasper, Alabama, an author and devoted husband. This is a powerful story of prayer and I know you will be blessed!
34:15
November 23, 2022
Alan Beasley: Part 1
Alan Beasley: Part 1
This week, Tecia and Andra talk with Alan Beasley about his battle with covid and the power of prayer. Alan is the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist in Jasper, Alabama, an author and devoted husband. This is a powerful story of prayer and I know you will be blessed! 
33:53
November 16, 2022
Holly Compton
Holly Compton
Missionary, author and non-profit founder, Holly Compton, speaks with Tecia this week about her walk with God, her work in Peru and how God is leading her to share her truth with others. Holly gets real, y'all! She tells of a time God met her during a season of depression and anxiety and it is SUCH a powerful story. God is good and this will bless you! Want to connect with Holly? hollycompton.com http://www.amorrealministries.com
43:58
November 09, 2022
Jennifer Pepito
Jennifer Pepito
This week, Tecia and Andra got to talk with author, homeschooler, and curriculum creator, Jennifer Pepito. Jennifer has recently released her book, Mothering By the Book: The Power of Reading Aloud to Overcome Fear and Recapture Joy. This book is a MUST for mothers who are looking for ways to quiet their spirit and capture their thoughts through great works of literature and reading aloud during family time. Jennifer has some amazing insights and we can't wait to share them with you! Want to connect with Jennifer?  thepeacefulpress.com  motheringbythebook.com  Instagram: jennniferpepito
28:23
November 02, 2022
Joseph Warren
Joseph Warren
Oops! We released this episode last week before editing so if you heard it, I hope you can relate to Andra talking about wearing her husband's sweatpants and being disappointed they weren't very loose fitting! But that wasn't the important message! Tecia and Andra talked with Joseph Warren, author and podcast host of Broken Catholic. Joseph talks about using what God has blessed him with to encourage others and point to Christ.  Want to connect with Joseph?  https://www.josephwarren.net https://blowuprocks.com Check out his podcast: The Broken Catholic on the platform of your choice! 
01:04:24
October 26, 2022
Melissa Swain
Melissa Swain
This week, Tecia and Andra talk with Melissa Swain about the loss of her husband, his passion to write a devotional about leading children spiritually and her dedication to finishing his book after he passed away. Her story is amazing and we are so thankful she is sharing it with us today!  Want to connect with Melissa?  Website: writeitontheirhearts.com
48:50
October 19, 2022
Sara Claudia Cain
Sara Claudia Cain
This week we are excited to have Sara Claudia Cain talk with Tecia about walking by faith and not sight, literally. After losing her sight at age 20, Sara Claudia has learned to rely on God to guide her. Join us as she shares her journey to trusting God with each step.  Want to connect with Sara Claudia?  https://saraclaudia.com
35:41
October 12, 2022
Tecia and Andra: Prayer
Tecia and Andra: Prayer
Join Tecia and Andra as they talk about prayer, what it looks like and the power behind it!  Want to connect with Tecia or Andra?  https://choosinghimministries.org
30:44
August 24, 2022
Tecia & Andra: Faith
Tecia & Andra: Faith
Join us this week as we talk with Tecia and Andra on the topic faith. From great figures in history to men of the Bible, faith is something everyone has but at times it can be a struggle. Let's dive in to what the Bible says about it!  Want to connect with Tecia?   Choosinghimministries.org 
35:34
August 03, 2022
Rachel Rubin
Rachel Rubin
This week, CHM is going international as we talk with Rachel Rubin who is a missionary in Uruguay. Join us as we learn about Rachel's walk with God, her call to ministry and the blessings that have followed. Want to connect with Rachel? Instagram: Rachelchilirubin Email: rachaelbrubin@gmail.com A really important thing to do is to push yourself to connect with people who are nothing  like you...economically, racially, or spirutatlly. Make them your friends.
56:46
July 20, 2022
Rachel Adams: The Love Offering
Rachel Adams: The Love Offering
We are excited to welcome back Rachael Adams as she discusses her upcoming book release, A Little Goes a Long Way. Rachel talks with Tecia and Andra about making time for God in small ways that add up to big results for the kingdom!  Want to connect with Rachael? Website: Rachaelkadams.com Instagram @Rachaelkadamsauthor Pre-Order Rachaels' book A Little Goes a Long Way, scheduled for release this October!
44:12
July 13, 2022
Tecia and Andra: How to Deal with Hurt
Tecia and Andra: How to Deal with Hurt
This week Tecia and Andra are starting something new! The first Wednesday of every month will be a deep dive where we talk about topics we feel are relative to all of us. This month we are talking about how to respond when people hurt us. It's something we all go through. As Christians, how do we handle hurting? Want to connect to Tecia and Andra?  https://choosinghimministries.org
47:11
July 06, 2022
Ian Dunaway: G6 Allies
Ian Dunaway: G6 Allies
Join us this week as we talk with Ian Dunaway about the Christian faith, the struggles of pastoral care and his non-profit, G6 Allies.  Want to Connect with Ian?  Website: g6allies.com or growboxteams.com 
50:10
June 22, 2022
Father's Day Special
Father's Day Special
It's the week of Father's Day and we are excited to jump in and talk about the fathers! Join Tecia and Andra as they talk about imfoamous fathers, famous fathers and the men in their life!  Want to connect with Tecia or Andra?  Website: Choosinghimministries.org 
53:54
June 15, 2022
Tecia Janes Featured on Broken Catholic Podcast with Joseph Warren
Tecia Janes Featured on Broken Catholic Podcast with Joseph Warren
This week, we are featuring Tecia Janes on Joseph Warren's podcast, Broken Catholic. In this episode, Tecia opens up about why a good God allows bad things.  Want to connect with Tecia or Joseph?  Tecia Janes: choosinghimministries.org  Joseph Warren: josephwarren.net/broken-catholic.html
33:57
June 08, 2022
Rebekah Zelenka: Part 2
Rebekah Zelenka: Part 2
Join us this week as Tecia and Andra talk with Rebekah Zelenka about following God's path, even when it's not always what we have envisioned for ourselves. Want to connect with Rebekah? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebekahandjoe Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebekahzelenka_myessentialzoo/ Website: mydoterra.com/myessentialzoo
36:38
June 01, 2022
Rebekah Zelenka: Part 1
Rebekah Zelenka: Part 1
Join us this week as Tecia and Andra talk with Rebekah Zelenka about following God's path, even when it's not always what we have envisioned for ourselves. Want to connect with Rebekah?  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebekahandjoe Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebekahzelenka_myessentialzoo/ Website: mydoterra.com/myessentialzoo
30:30
May 25, 2022
Deanna Peacock
Deanna Peacock
Join Tecia and Andra this week as they talk with Deanna Peacock. Deanna shares her journey through divorce and how she refused to let bitterness take root. She also shares how God promises to redeem us, even if that doesn't alway look the way we expect.  Want to connect with Deanna?  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deannapeacock/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deannampeacock Southwest Christian Church: d.peacock@swchristianchurch.org
35:35
May 18, 2022
Luke Ayers: Hope Global
Luke Ayers: Hope Global
Join us this week as we talk with Luke Ayers about his foundation, Hope Global. Luke wears many hats including a youth pastor for a local church and talks with us about following dreams and how God showed up on his faith journey to start a foundation focused on helping minorities in our community and beyond. Want to Connect to Luke? Website: hopeglobalnewnan.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hope_global_newnan/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HopeGlobalNewnan
54:25
May 11, 2022
Mother's Day Episode
Mother's Day Episode
Join Tecia and Andra as they discuss what it means to be a mother and what the Bible has to say about it.  Want to connect with Tecia and Andra?  Website: choosinghimministries.org
29:14
May 05, 2022
Lara Potts: Redeeming Grace
Lara Potts: Redeeming Grace
This week Tecia and Andra are speaking with the founder of Redeeming Grace, a residential program, in East Alabama, for women transitioning out of a correctional facility or rehabilitation program who desire to transform their lives and maintain recovery as thriving, contributing citizens. This is a much needed ministry and an exciting story of how God weaved people together to create a safe space for women.   Want to connect with Lara?  website: https://redeeminggrace.faith/about/
46:24
April 27, 2022
April Anderson: Backpack Buddies
April Anderson: Backpack Buddies
Join us this week as Tecia and Andra talk with April Anderson, the founder of Backpack Buddies. This organization was born from a need the Lord laid on April's heart. Want to connect to April or Backpack Buddies? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backpackbuddiesga/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BackpackBuddiesGa Coffee Shop:  http://www.senoiacoffeecafe.com
37:37
April 20, 2022
Easter Episode
Easter Episode
Easter is such an incredible display of Jesus's love for us and His power to overcome death, but the waiting for His disciples was difficult. Often times, we find ourselves in the "in between" as we wait in our own lives. How do we respond as we wait on Jesus? What does that look like? Join us as Tecia and Andra discuss the beauty of Easter and how we can walk out the "waiting." Want to connect with us?  Website: choosinghimministries.org 
19:37
April 13, 2022
Kristin Schriks
Kristin Schriks
Kristin Schriks joins us today to talk about how God has led her to advocate for better personal care products as well as better working conditions for people around the world who work in this industry.  Want to connect with Kristin?  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristinschriks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristinschriks
36:59
April 07, 2022
 Emilee Abraham: Pioneer Center Youth Drop-in Program
Emilee Abraham: Pioneer Center Youth Drop-in Program
This week we are talking with the beautiful Emilee Abraham on how she and her husband, Alex, have purposefully invested in their small community of Hogansville, GA. Emilee shares how God led her to this ministry and how we can be purposeful in our own communities. Want to connect with Emilee? 1. Website: Pioneeryouth.org 2. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pioneer.yth/
30:24
March 30, 2022
Kelly Preston: Race for the Orphans
Kelly Preston: Race for the Orphans
This week we talk with Kelly Preston about her adoption journey and how it led to the creation of Race for the Orphans! Her love and obedience to the Lord has led to blessing for so many and we are excited to share her story with you! Want to connect with Kelly?  Website: https://racefortheorphans.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/racefortheorphans/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RACEfortheOrphans
25:39
March 23, 2022
Natalie Bacho: Abby's Angels Foundation - Part 2
Natalie Bacho: Abby's Angels Foundation - Part 2
This week we finish up our interview with Natalie Bacho as she talks with us about the foundation that was created in Abby's honor.  Want to connect with Natalie? Website: https://abbysangelsfoundation.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abbysangelsfoundation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbysangelsfoundation/
24:23
March 16, 2022
Natalie Bacho: Abby's Angels Foundation - Part 1
Natalie Bacho: Abby's Angels Foundation - Part 1
This week we are honored to have Natalie Bacho talking with us about the loss of her daughter, Abby, the devastating accident that took her life and the foundation that was created in her honor. This is a two part series, so join us next week to hear the conclusion. Want to connect with Natalie? Website: https://abbysangelsfoundation.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abbysangelsfoundation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbysangelsfoundation/
27:49
March 09, 2022
Behki Fuller
Behki Fuller
We sit down this week to talk with Behki Fuller: wife, mom and nurse who lives with Multiple Sclerosis. Behki's goal in life is to be grateful for each day and be intentional with her life. Her journey is one of encouragement and can apply to all of us. Enjoy her testimony and encouragement! Want to connect with Behki? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behki21/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/behki
26:26
March 02, 2022
Elizabeth Melville
Elizabeth Melville
This week we sat down with Elizabeth Melville to hear her amazing journey of being a living donor to her son Wesley to save him from liver failure. God is in all the details when we face challenges and Liz does a beautiful job of showing us that!  Want to connect with Liz?  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizmelville/
25:33
February 23, 2022
Karhma Novak: I-58 Mission
Karhma Novak: I-58 Mission
This week we are talking with Karhma Novak, Executive Director of I-58 Mission, and listening to her journey of obedience. If God has ever whispered in your ear to serve His kingdom, this podcast is for you! Want to connect with Kharma or I-58 Mission? Website: https://thei58mission.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thei58mission/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thei58mission
25:52
February 16, 2022
Rebekah Royal
Rebekah Royal
Rebekah Royal joins us this week to talk about how God redeemed her marriage and healed her past trauma. If you are a woman struggling in your marriage or trying to heal from hurts in your past, this is a podcast for you!  Trigger Warning: sexual abuse is discussed. Want to connect with Rebekah?  Website: royallifeministries.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoyallifeNewnan
44:15
February 09, 2022
Dee Ann Turner
Dee Ann Turner
You guys! Tecia and I can't even begin to express how excited we are to have Dee Ann Turner with us today! This woman is a well of wisdom and there are so many nuggets of insight in her words! Dee Ann talks about how to approach your "next act," what that looks like and how to do it all while following the path God has allowed. Enjoy! Want to connect with Dee Ann?  Website: www.deeannturner.com  Twitter: twitter.com/DeeAnnTurner Instagram: www.instagram.com/deeannturner/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/deeannturner/
41:47
February 02, 2022
Deeanna Wall
Deeanna Wall
Join us this week as we talk with Deeanna Wall. Deeanna is an associate pastor at Cornerstone Church in Nashville, TN. There, she oversees hospital and senior ministries. Today, she is sharing with us what it looks like when God allows an obstacle in your life.  Want to Connect with Deeanna?  Email: dwall@cornerstonenashville.org  Facebook: Deeanna Wall Office: 615-865-6655
39:09
January 26, 2022
Kelly Lester - Devoted Conference
Kelly Lester - Devoted Conference
Kelly Lester, the founder of the Devoted Conference speaks with us today about how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Join us as we get to know her journey that led to a wonderful ministry. Want to connect with Kelly? Website: https://devotedconference.org/author/kellylester/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/devotedconference/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/devotedconference
36:39
January 19, 2022
Tecia Janes - Guest on Fearfully and Wonderfully Me Podcast
Tecia Janes - Guest on Fearfully and Wonderfully Me Podcast
This week we have a special episode. We are partnering with the Ria Story's podcast, Fearfully and Wonderfully Me. In this episode, Ria interviews Tecia Janes as she talks about how we live out our faith when the unexpected happens! If you aren't familiar with Ria, I encourage you to check out last weeks episode. We were blessed to sit down with Ria and hear her testimony on overcoming trauma and how to walk out forgiveness in our everyday lives. We hope you enjoy this unique opportunity!  Want to Connect with Us? Choosing Him Ministries Want to Connect with Ria?    Riastory.com
31:20
January 12, 2022
Ria Story
Ria Story
TW: Our podcast will be covering some adult topics today. We wanted to give our listeners a heads-up in case there are little ears listening as well!!   Act 2 Podcast welcomes Leadership speaker, author and trainer, Ria Story as she opens up about overcoming trauma and teaches us how to walk out forgiveness in our everyday lives. Ria delves into the choices we make that lead to forgiveness and living the full lives God has planned for us.  Want to connect to Ria?  Bio/Website: https://riastory.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/RiaStory
28:14
January 05, 2022
New Year Episode
New Year Episode
Join Tecia and Andra as they talk about New Year resolutions and how to approach 2022 with intentionality.  Want to connect with Tecia or Andra?  Website: www.choosinghimministries.org  Instagram: ChoosingHimMinistries Facebook: Choosing Him Ministries 
16:23
December 29, 2021
Christmas Episode
Christmas Episode
Join Tecia and Andra as they talk about Joseph's role in Christmas, traditions, family and how we can all make this time of year special!  To our listeners: From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for spending time with us during this busy time of year! May God bless your holiday season and continually point you to the true meaning of the season!  "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! 
22:34
December 22, 2021
Rachael K. Adams - The Love Offering
Rachael K. Adams - The Love Offering
What does God call us to do? Join us as we talk with Rachael Adams as she discusses how we show up for others and do what God commands us in our everyday lives. Rachel's passion is helping women discover a life of significance and purpose through Christ. And she shares what that can and should look like on a daily basis.  Want to connect with Rachel?  Website: Rachaelkadams.com  Instagram @Rachaelkadamsauthor
19:22
December 15, 2021
Dana Smith
Dana Smith
Dana smith joins Act 2 and talks with us about how our lives don't have to be perfect in order for God to show up in big ways and use our valleys for His glory. She also shares encouragement for those of us who are still in the middle of a valley and wondering if God sees what we are going through.  Want to connect with Dana?  Instagram: @dana_smithhh_ YouTube: Dana Smith
29:36
December 08, 2021
Naomi Duncan
Naomi Duncan
Naomi Duncan dives into what it looks like when God leads your life in a unique direction as she opens up about empty nesting, travel and following God's voice.  Want to connect to Naomi?  Website: headway.co Phone: (770) 421-5535 Gmail: Naomilduncan@gmail.com 
24:16
November 30, 2021
Thanksgiving Episode
Thanksgiving Episode
Join Tecia and Andra as they explore what Thanksgiving looks like as we continue to navigate covid during the holidays, focus on what a thankful heart looks like and how we can equip our families to be thankful.  Happy thanksgiving to all of our listeners! We are so blessed by you! 
18:48
November 24, 2021
Lauren Mitchell
Lauren Mitchell
Act 2 guest, Lauren Mitchell shares how God has shaped her motherhood journey through prayer and how she walks that out with her children. And as if that's not enough, she dives into how God used that journey to usher her into her next act - writing and speaking to women! You guys don't want to miss this encouraging podcast that shows how God is always working in our lives.   Want to connect with Lauren?  Bio: https://www.laurenmitchellwrites.com Instagram: @laurenmitchellwrites 
29:49
November 17, 2021
Angela Scott
Angela Scott
Act 2 Podcast welcomes Angela Scott on our show today! Angela is a writer for Choosing Him Ministries as well as a mom, Bible study leader, dancer, singer and much more. Today she will share how God has put new opportunities in front of her and how she fought against fear to step into what He has called her to do. Come be encouraged as we hear about her next Act! Want to connect with Angela? Instagram: @angelasagapelove (for Instagram) YouTube Channel: Angela’s Agape Love  Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Angelasagapelove
25:56
November 10, 2021
Bre Harper
Bre Harper
This week on Act 2, Bre Harper joins us to share about God's hand in bringing her biological family into her life and what that has looked like. Bre grew up in Sandy Springs, George until moving to Alpharetta when she was in 8th grade. Her family attended Southwest Christian Church until late high school. Bre began attending Greater Atlanta Christian School and really began to see the Lord working in her life. She attended University of Georgia and married her husband in 2003. They have two children, Davis(14) and Kinsey(11) and are members at Perimeter Church in John's Creek. She will graduate from Metro Atlanta Seminary in May and has recently accepted the position of Area Director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
26:06
November 10, 2021
Tecia Janes: Bonus Episode
Tecia Janes: Bonus Episode
Tecia Janes is the founder of Choosing Him Ministries and also the host of Act 2. Today we are excited for our listeners to get to know her better as she opens up about God's faithfulness during struggles. So many of us have been affected by Covid-19 and Tecia will share her journey of loss during this difficult season and how God has shown her what it looks like to grieve while keeping faith. Want to connect with Tecia?  Website: Choosinghimministries.org  Instagram: @ChoosingHimMinistries  Facebook: Choosing Him Ministries 
28:03
October 27, 2021
Act 2 Introduction: Welcome to Act 2!
Act 2 Introduction: Welcome to Act 2!
Welcome to Act 2 by Choosing Him Ministries! Tecia and I are so excited you have joined us! Before we jump in, we want to share the vision we have for this podcast in hopes that it will inspire you to come back each week to hear more testimonies from women who have encountered God in their Act 2. We also hope this will be a chance for our listeners to get to know us a little better as well! We can't wait to explore God's amazing grace, love, and faithfulness that transform those unexpected moments into purpose and meaning.  Want to connect with Choosing Him Ministries?  Website: https://choosinghimministries.org Instagram: @choosinghimministries Facebook: Choosing Him Ministries
13:30
October 20, 2021
Andra Pape
Andra Pape
It's launch day and to start this journey with our listeners, we want to take some time to let you get to know us! In this podcast, Andra opens up about obstacles and relying on God when the future looks uncertain. Each of our situations may look different, but relying on God looks the same for all of us! Want to connect with Andra? Instagram: AndraPape Twitter: @AndraPape1
22:05
October 20, 2021