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The Heal Podcast

The Heal Podcast

By Tera Bradham DeNeui
If you've ever been mad at God for your physical struggle, if you are trying to find resources to help you battle chronic pain from a faith perspective, or if you're looking for stories that will inspire you to live a more abundant life, then this is the podcast for you. The Heal Podcast exists to help people discover God's healing for them through their physical pain, illness, or limitation. Each episode, Tera interviews someone who has fought or is fighting a physical battle and discovers how they have found a good God amidst it all.
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Ep. 72 | Charis Brown on God's Coat
Charis Brown had chronic, debilitating migraines for 25 years before she found a clinic she felt like God told her would be "his coat to her" (Luke 8:43-48). She received her healing through both God's hand and medicine's hand, and she joins us today to walk us through her journey through pain, healing, and wholeness. Charis is also a nurse and a dietician, and she has some incredible holistic health resources below. She even has an interview on how to manage nutrition with autoimmune conditions. Check them out! Charis' Podcast: https://charisnaturalnutrition.com/health-bricks-podcast Charis' Website: https://charisnaturalnutrition.com/  Charis IG: @charisnaturalnutrition Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com
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September 20, 2021
Ep. 71 | Brandon Brown: Left for Dead
Brandon Brown was left for dead by someone he thought was one of his closest friends. Join us today as we talk about Brandon’s healing from his old lifestyle of drugs, his current victories and struggles, and how he brings his gout and arthritis to the Lord. There are so many Easter eggs of wisdom to find in this episode! Brandon also runs HELP Fest, an organization dedicated to Healing Every Living Person (HELP). Check out his resources below and bless him with your prayers over his ministry and his life! HELPFest Website: https://helpfestmt.com/ HELPFest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helpfestmt Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com
01:15:20
September 13, 2021
Ep. 70 | Lore Ferguson Wilbert: Handle With Care
Lore Ferguson Wilbert vulnerably shares parts of her doubts and questions through her journey, including an ectopic pregnancy, a current struggle she's facing, and her journey through miscarriages. Lore is the author of Handle with Care, a book on the ministry of touch. Touch is not talked about much in our healing journeys, and Lore shares today why this may be the case and how we can learn from how Jesus touched and was touched. This is an episode to listen with a notepad! I believe her wisdom is going to blow your socks off in a new way. Enjoy! Lore IG: @lorewilbert Handle With Care: https://amzn.com/B083TNCMJD Lore's Blog: https://www.sayable.net/ Gender Roles by Alice Matthews: https://amzn.com/0310529395 Strong and Weak by Andy Crouch: https://amzn.com/0830844430 Joni and Friends Beyond Suffering Course: https://www.joniandfriends.org/ministries/christian-institute-on-disability/beyond-suffering/ Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com
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September 6, 2021
Ep. 69 | Sam Kavanagh Pt. 2: Baby Steps
Sam Kavanagh was on a back-country ski trip when an avalanche struck. Losing his best friend in the avalanche, Sam was lucky to be alive. But when he looked down and saw the bone of his leg sticking through his pants, he knew he was in trouble. Following a massive search and rescue effort, Sam had his leg amputated. But his story didn't end there! Not only did he pick up cycling and become a US Paralympian, but he participates in all kinds of sports and goes on adventures with his family. Today, we hear the second installment of this conversation with Sam, where he shares about the baby steps in his recovery that got him from an amputation to freedom, and he also share about the grieving process. Bring a box of tissues and a pen to write notes- it's a good one, y'all! I Shouldn't Be Alive episode of Sam's story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTjiHgovLnE&t=5s A Dozen More Turns Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7Pye9f602s Sam IG: @kavanagh_sam Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com
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August 30, 2021
Ep. 68 | Sam Kavanagh on Avalanche Aftermath
Sam Kavanagh was on a back-country ski trip when an avalanche struck. Losing his best friend in the avalanche, Sam was lucky to be alive. But when he looked down and saw the bone of his leg sticking through his pants, he knew he was in trouble. Following a massive search and rescue effort, Sam had his leg amputated. But his story didn't end there! Not only did he pick up cycling and become a US Paralympian, but he participates in all kinds of sports and goes on adventures with his family. Listen in to hear about the life-changing moment during the avalanche when God spoke specifically to Sam, and how that changed how he lived. I Shouldn't Be Alive episode of Sam's story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTjiHgovLnE&t=5s A Dozen More Turns Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7Pye9f602s Sam IG: @kavanagh_sam Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com
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August 23, 2021
Ep. 67 | Madeline Kalu on Burnout
Madeline Kalu survived 80-hour work weeks by taping her shoulder, seeing doctors, and dragging herself to work after sleepless nights. Today she shares the lessons she's learned from burnout and how stress affected her body. From the beginning of her job to her recovery now, this is a testimony you're going to want to hear! Madeline's Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/faithlovelifedesigns/  Madeline's Blog: www.jacobsladderblog.com Jacob's Ladder IG: @jacobs_ladder_blog Tera's IG: @terabradham Tera's Website: terabradham.com Heal's Website: thehealministry.com
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August 16, 2021
Ep. 66 | Cami and Gabe Latham Pt. 2: Redemption's Full Circle
Join us for part two of Cami and Gabe Latham's stories. Listen to episode 65 to hear the backstory of Gabe's accident and how that affected Cami and their family. Then listen to this episode to hear how God brought their healing journeys full circle. Disclosure: We talk about very serious topics in this episode, including self harm, abuse, suicide attempts, and demonic oppression. These are vital conversations for the Church and I am beyond grateful for the vulnerability the Lathams had in sharing these parts of their stories. Listen in! I believe God has something for you to hear in this episode today.  Cami IG: @camilatham_ The Wisdom Spiral by Shane Latham: https://amzn.com/0615429343 The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen: https://amzn.com/B00G8ELSFS Tera IG: @terabradham Tera's Website: terabradham.com Heal's Website: thehealministry.com
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August 12, 2021
Ep. 65 | Cami and Gabe Latham Pt. 1: A Miracle and Its Fallout
Cami and Gabe Latham are a sister and a brother who grew up in Brazil. Today, they take us on the first part of their journey (part two coming on Thursday!) through Gabe's accident, his near death experience (NDE), Cami's dream of the event before it happened, and how she felt the effects of her brother being the "miracle boy." The way these two's journeys are interwoven and how God heals both of them with such care is a testament to how much God sees us and loves us all. I cannot wait for you to get to know Cami and Gabe in this episode! Cami IG: @camilatham_ The Wisdom Spiral by Shane Latham: https://amzn.com/0615429343  Tera IG: @terabradham Tera's Website: terabradham.com Heal's Website: thehealministry.com
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August 9, 2021
Ep. 64 | Dave Chernosky: Bikes, RA, and Bears, oh my!
Struggling through the effects of rheumatoid arthritis on his biking career and life, Dave Chernosky sat awake in bed questioning God for two hours. After he finally succumbed to exhaustion, he awoke to loud sounds coming from the kitchen. Trying to protect his kids, Dave ended up getting attacked by a 350-pound black bear. But the most surprising part is that the attack led to one of the most healing moments in Dave's life. Join us today to hear the whole story! Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com
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August 2, 2021
Ep. 63 | Ryan Hall: Keys to Enduring Pain
Olympian Ryan Hall speaks today about his keys to enduring pain. This is an excerpt from his podcast, Running Free, used with his team's permission for our audience. As you listen, think about how these tips for enduring pain in running can apply to chronic pain or any kind of other pain in your life. Ryan's advice is profound, and we are grateful for his wisdom! You can click on the links below to connect more with Ryan, buy his book, and hear the rest of the episode from today's show. Finish this episode: https://anchor.fm/runfree/episodes/Episode-10-Keys-to-enduring-pain-in-training-and-racing-e819pj Ryan IG: @ryanhall3 Sara IG: @sarahall3 Buy Ryan's Book: https://amzn.com/B07DT5SW3N Run Free Podcast: https://anchor.fm/runfree
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July 26, 2021
Ep. 62 | Jessica Carey: Charting a Course Through Pain
If you’re feeling like your ship of life has run aground, like your dreams have been shattered, or you’re questioning how you got so far off course from the plan you thought God had for your life, this episode is for you. Jessica Carey joins us to talk about her journey through an undiagnosed health issue, how God has brought her through and is still bringing her through these unexpected waves, and her book, Chart a Course. There is so much wisdom and beauty in this conversation that I can’t wait for you to hear it! Jess IG: @jess_careyaz Jess Website: https://jessicacarey.co/ Chart a Course: https://amzn.com/0578225654 Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com
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July 19, 2021
Ep. 61 | Ellie Sanazaro: Bearing the Image of Christ
Ellie Sanazaro and her husband were told that their daughter would be born with a disability. While that ended up being false, God had stirred up such a passion in their hearts for parenting a child with disabilities that they ended up adopting a son with Down Syndrome. That process took quite a bit longer than the sentence shows, but we delve into more of the process in the interview. Now, Ellie is the author of a children's book I think everyone should have on their shelf: Image Bearer, a book on the biblical view of disability. The illustrations are of real kids who have different physical differences, and the book is gorgeous! I can't help but believe that if we got these resources into our children's minds, perhaps we could better educate our world on inclusion and our true identities in Christ. Check out Ellie's resources below! Buy Image Bearer Book: https://www.imagebearerbook.com/ Image Bearer IG: @imagebearerbook Ellie and Finn IG: @mrfinncredible Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com
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July 12, 2021
Ep. 60 | Jonny and Joanna Ivey: Silent Cries
Our British brother and sister Jonny and Janna Ivey join us to talk about one of the most heartbreaking subjects in our earthly existence: baby loss. In their new book, Silent Cries, they delve into the depths of their own wounds in order to bring healing to the wounds of others. This is not a pretty episode about a pretty topic, but it's raw, real, and shows the goodness of God in a way that only true sorrow and His faithfulness in the midst of it can. We also address some hard questions and try to model that it's okay to ask these things we rarely have answers for, so if you like the toughies, this episode is for you! US customers can buy Silent Cries here: https://amzn.com/B08FWQ9KGN Heirs Magazine (where Jonny writes and is the general editor): https://heirsmagazine.com/ There are also other books listed as resources for those grieving on the back page of Silent Cries.  Tera IG: @terabradham Heal Ministry Website: thehealministry.com
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July 5, 2021
Ep. 59 | Esther Smith: The Whole Life
As a counselor and an author, Esther Smith takes us through her personal journey of chronic pain, illness, loss, and redemption. I think by taking a look at the title of her books below, you’ll want to check this episode out! Esther shares practical ways we can both grieve our losses and still move forward in the kingdom of God, regardless of what hand we’ve been dealt. Esther IG: @esthermariesmth Tera IG: @terabradham Heal Website: www.thehealministry.com  Esther’s Books: The Whole Life: 52 Weeks of Biblical Self Care https://amzn.com/B094JZWDBD Chronic Illness: Walking by Faith (31-Day Devotionals for Life) https://amzn.com/B0882N4D8H But God, Wouldn’t I be More Useful to You if I Was Healthy? https://amzn.com/B01HSFXW3Q When Chronic Pain and Illness Take Everything Away: How to Mourn Our Losses (Chronic Pain and the Christian Life) https://amzn.com/B01M7X3MK3 Another great resource we mentioned: The Body Keeps the Score: https://amzn.com/B00G3L1C2K
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June 28, 2021
Ep. 58 | Dustin Ortman on Trusting God's Purpose
After a hike, Dustin Ortman felt some weakness in his back. A few days later, he was being rolled in a wheelchair to his doctor appointment looking for answers. He was diagnosed with Guillan Barré, an autoimmune disease that affected his nerves. Today he takes us through this journey and what he does now each year to celebrate the anniversary of his battle with Guillan Barré. Tera IG: @terabradham Heal's Website: thehealministry.com Tera's Website: terabradham.com
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June 21, 2021
Ep. 57 | Rich Stearns on Leadership and Suffering
The former CEO and president of World Vision US for twenty years, Richard Stearns joins us today for a conversation about global suffering and God's sovereignty and mystery through it all. We talk about Rich's new book, Lead Like it Matters to God, and how Rich led World Vision through the HIV/AIDS crisis.  Rich Twitter: @RichStearns Lead Like it Matters to God: https://amzn.com/0830847308  The Hole in Our Gospel: https://amzn.com/0785229183  He Walks Among Us: https://amzn.com/1400321867 La Misma Luna Movie: https://amzn.com/B001CQOGM4  Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com
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June 14, 2021
Ep. 56 | Rick Heitz: The Gain of Loss
Rick Heitz battled what doctors told him was MS for years before discovering his true diagnosis: Sjorgen's Syndrome. But even the name of his condition doesn't do justice to the relationships and physical capacities it has taken from him. Even amidst such loss, Rick has gained much more. Listen in today to see how God has worked in Rick's life! Support Rick: https://giving.ag.org/Give/Details/700001-297323?MinistryName=rick%20heitz&Page=0 Special Touch Ministry: https://www.specialtouch.org/ 2 Corinthians 1:4-5: "who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ." Anonymous: amzn.com/B002HRY0FK The Broken Way: amzn.com/B01863JKA8 Joni and Friends Family Retreats: https://www.joniandfriends.org/ministries/retreats-and-getaways/ Joni and Friends Internships: https://www.joniandfriends.org/ministries/cause-4-life/ Psalm 27:3: "Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident." Special Olympics near you: https://www.specialolympics.org/programs/
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June 7, 2021
Ep. 55 | Vaneetha Risner: Walking Through the Fire of Suffering
Vaneetha Risner joins us today to talk about the suffering of her life: from starting out as a quadriplegic when she was mistreated for polio as an infant, to her recovery, to walking through four miscarriages and the loss of her son, to the heartbreak she experienced in her marriage and then being diagnosed with post-polio syndrome. While Vaneetha has walked through her fair share of fire, she's also seen someone carry her through the flames, and you'll want to listen to this conversation about a faithful God amidst it all.  Vaneetha's Website: https://www.vaneetha.com/ Vaneetha IG: @vaneetharisner Walking Through Fire: https://amzn.com/B085XNP6SZ  Walking Through Fire Website: https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/walking-through-fire/  The Scars That Have Shaped Me: https://amzn.com/1539506584 "Held" by Natalie Grant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UTiei4ftMc&list=RD0UTiei4ftMc&start_radio=1 
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May 31, 2021
Ep. 54 | Laura Landrum: The Secret Place of Thunder
Laura Landrum has lived with undiagnosed pain since she was young. On top of that, she shares today about God's goodness amidst the recent development of painful cysts, how God transformed her life through His redemptive love after her abortion, and her secret places of thunder with God. We all have so much to learn from Laura and how she continues to walk in obedience amidst her pain.  Laura Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shespeakstheword  Forgiven and Set Free: a Post-Abortion Bible Study for Women: https://amzn.com/0801016622 One Thousand Gifts: https://amzn.com/0310321913  Living Room Sessions: https://www.youareconference.com/livingroom  You Are Conference: https://www.youareconference.com/  Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com
01:00:41
May 24, 2021
Ep. 53 | Kaitlyn Squanda & Hannah Shope on All Things Women
You read that right. All things women. I don't know if we cover ALL things women in this episode, but we cover a whole lot of them. Join two of my best friends and me as we have a vulnerable, candid conversation about women's health - from periods to miraculous healing to fun facts to practical tips for how we can glorify God and help our bodies out, this is a conversation you don't want to miss! And men, this conversation is for you, too - if you want a glimpse into a woman's mind, we're giving you a glimpse into three women's minds! We hope it helps you love the women in your life better. This conversation is real and we cover conversations that are typically taboo in our culture. We hope you are encouraged and empowered by this conversation to allow God into all aspects of your life, pain, and health, including women's health issues. Kaitlyn IG: @kaiterbaiter173 Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com  Heal Website: thehealministry.com Taking Charge of Your Fertility: https://amzn.com/0062326031  Fashioned to Reign: https://amzn.com/0800796195 Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot: https://amzn.com/0801019052/ Diva Cup: https://amzn.com/B07KGZ9NMV Thinx: https://www.shethinx.com/ 
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May 17, 2021
Ep. 52 | Sarah Bessey: Bruised and Beloved
After a car accident thrust her into the world of chronic pain and shaken beliefs, best-selling author and speaker Sarah Bessey had to re-establish her identity with God. Today, she courageously delves into the depths of her pain again to bring us the golden nuggets of wisdom and healing she’s gleaned along the way. We're all in process, but Sarah is the compassionate friend who will reassure you that you can be both sorely bruised and irrevocably beloved at the same time. Sarah IG: @sarahbessey  Sarah Website: https://www.sarahbessey.com/  A Rhythm of Prayer: https://amzn.com/0593137213  Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: https://amzn.com/1501155466  Evolving Faith: https://evolvingfaith.com/ Tera IG: @terabradham Tera Website: terabradham.com Heal Website: thehealministry.com 
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May 10, 2021
Ep. 51 | Josh and Aly Taylor on Breast Cancer, Fertility, Freedom, and Gratitude
We are kicking of Women’s Health Awareness month with authors, speakers, and stars of TLC’s TV show Rattled, Josh and Aly Taylor. They were in their mid twenties when they discovered that Aly had an aggressive form of breast cancer. Today, they share their journey through cancer, treatment, and the fear of recurrence, what fertility looked like for them after Aly was healed, and how they’re doing today. These Southern sweethearts are sure to inspire you and help you see something in a new light today! Instagram: @alysfight Website: http://alysfight.com/ Books: Aly’s Fight: http://amzn.com/1683972996 How My Wife’s Cancer Healed Me: http://amzn.com/0986191817 How Cancer Made Me a Mommy: http://amzn.com/0986191809 Glimpse into Josh and Aly on Rattled, TLC’s TV Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or7b-XJMKws Tera IG: @terabradham Heal’s Website: https://www.thehealministry.com/
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May 3, 2021
Ep. 50 Jeff and Debbie Andrick: Faithful to the End
Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Jeff and Debbie Andrick, who share the wisdom they've gleaned from their over seven decades on this planet. From Jeff losing his first wife to cancer, to them adopting a son in their 50s who ended up being on the autism spectrum, to Debbie's life of faithfulness as a Kindergarten teacher and doing prison ministry, gosh you guys - you just want to become a sponge in this episode, because you're going to want to soak it all in!  Jeff's book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/There-Fear-God-This-Land/dp/1973641151 Tera IG: @terabradham Heal's Website: https://www.thehealministry.com/
01:00:51
April 26, 2021
Ep. 49 | Josh Foliart: Healing for the Nations
In this episode with one of my favorite people on the planet, we talk about Josh's work with SLS, an organization designed to provide housing and work opportunities for neurodiverse adults, the international ministry he founded, Multipli Global, and his wife's recent cancer diagnosis. This wisdom has golden nuggets all over the place, so it is definitely one you want to get out a notepad or a note on your phone and get ready to write things down - it's that good! Josh Email: josh@slscommunity.org SLS Website: https://slscommunity.org/ Multipli Global Website: https://multipliglobal.com/ Josh IG: @joshuafoliart Tera IG: @terabradham Heal Ministry: https://www.thehealministry.com/
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April 22, 2021
Ep. 48 | Amy Downs on Surviving a Terrorist Attack
On April 19, 1995, Amy Downs was a self-described "lazy college dropout." But 26 years ago, her life changed forever when a bomb went off in the building she worked in, dropping her down three floors and leaving her upside down in her office chair for over six hours as rescue workers attempted to get her out. In those moments of waiting, Amy realized she had not lived her life the way she had wanted to up to that point. When she was rescued, she committed to changing her life, one step at a time. She went from flunking out of college to becoming the CEO of her company, she lost over 200 pounds and completed an Ironman Triathlon, she chose to become a mom, and now she has written an incredible memoir of her journey, Hope is a Verb: My Journey of Impossible Transformation. Amy joins us today on the 26th anniversary of what remains the most deadly domestic terrorist attack in US history to share her testimony of how she's found freedom through it all. Amy IG: @amyon2wheels Amy's Book:  http://amzn.com/1734645407 Tera IG: @terabradham Sign up for the Spring Heal Retreat: https://www.thehealministry.com/events
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April 19, 2021
Winter Heal Retreat | Tera Bradham DeNeui: The Weight of Glory
Listen in on Tera's message from the January Winter Heal Retreat.  The next Heal Retreat is Saturday, April 24, 2021, at either 11am CST or 3pm CST. Each retreat is an hour and fifteen minutes long and includes worship, a message, and breakout sessions to connect with others going through similar circumstances as you. Find out more and register at https://www.thehealministry.com/events . We hope to see you soon! Tera IG: @terabradham
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April 15, 2021
Ep. 47 | Jennifer Noonan: No Map to This Country
Jennifer Noonan has lived through both of her children being diagnosed as on the autism spectrum. After years of excruciating work, stubborn perseverance, and tenacious hope, both of her children are now in full remission. She takes a treatment approach and shares with us the side of the autism conversation that explores what could physically be going on in autistic individuals, not just what is going on cognitively. Listen with an open mind, and I believe something in this episode will enlighten or encourage you! Kingdom Warrior Quiz: https://www.thehealministry.com/ Sign Up for the Heal Retreat: https://www.thehealministry.com/events Jennifer's Website: https://thegfcflady.com/ Jennifer's book, No Map to This Country: http://amzn.com/0738219045 Continue the conversation with me on Instagram @terabradham, where each Monday in April 2021 I am talking to Lamar Hardwick, the Autism Pastor, about diversity and inclusion in the church. 
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April 12, 2021
Ep. 46 | Lamar Hardwick: The Autism Pastor
Lamar has become known as the autism pastor for his ability to pastor those who are differently abled and often left out of the Church. After finding out he was on the autism spectrum at the age of 36, he has made it his mission to show us the way to making Church the inclusive home it should be. Lamar has also recently been on a cancer journey, and he shares about all this and more in the episode today. Join us for the conversation and check out the awesome resources we have below, as well. Lamar's episode kicks off Autism Awareness Month for April, so please share this month's episodes with anyone you feel would be encouraged by their message.  Disability and the Church book: https://ivpress.com/disability-and-the-church  To get 30% off Lamar's book, head to https://ivpress.com/disability-and-the-church and put in the code HEALPOD at checkout. The offer is valid for the month of April, 2021.  Follow us on Instagram and we will be chatting live on Mondays at 9am EST for the month of April. Tera IG: @terabradham Lamar IG: @lamarhardwick Lamar's other books: Epic Church: amzn.com/1946971014  I am Strong: amzn.com/1632133342   
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April 5, 2021
Ep. 45 | Amanda Cunningham: The Glory Days
When Amanda's daughter was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth, it was the last thing she and her family were expecting. But instead of this difference tearing apart their family, God has used Rory to bring more joy, more strength, and more truth to the Cunninghams' lives than they ever could have imagined. Now Amanda runs a business, the Glory Days Co., designed to help parents caring for differently-abled little ones thrive. Check out their products below and listen to Amanda's incredible story on the episode today. Rory IG: @roryblakeisgreat The Glory Days Co IG: @theglorydaysco The Glory Days Co Website: https://theglorydaysco.com/ Heal Website: https://www.thehealministry.com/
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March 29, 2021
Ep. 44 | Philip Yancey: The Gift of Pain
Listen to one of the best-selling contemporary Christian authors, Philip Yancey, share about pain. From his dad dying of polio to the multiple books he has authored on grappling with God about disappointment and pain, Philip is as close to an expert in this field as it comes. Philip's books have sold more than 15 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. He did not disappoint in this conversation, sharing hard-earned wisdom that I believe is going to bless your socks off! Philip's Website: https://philipyancey.com/ Where is God When it Hurts? : http://amzn.com/B000SEONA6  Disappointment with God: http://amzn.com/B00UF72CMC The Gift of Pain: http://amzn.com/0310221447 Fearfully and Wonderfully/Bearing God's Image Combo: http://amzn.com/B07PZW8MLQ Pre-order Philip's Memoir: https://www.christianbook.com/where-the-light-fell-a-memoir/philip-yancey/9780593238509/pd/3238509  Tera IG: @terabradham Tera's Website: https://www.terabradham.com/ Heal's Website: https://www.thehealministry.com/
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March 22, 2021
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HEAL!
We're turning one year old! This special episode features some highlights from some of our favorite episodes the past year. Whether you're joining us for the first time or you've been with us since the launch of the podcast, we're grateful you're here. Thank you for celebrating with us, and we pray you are encouraged with each episode that releases.  Heal Website: https://www.thehealministry.com/  Tera IG: @terabradham Episodes featured in this podcast: Ep. 4 Irma Cantu: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-5-irma-cantu-losing-a-child-to-spinal-muscular-atrophy/id1503052916?i=1000470648666 Ep. 7 Dan Meers: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-7-dan-meers-when-an-nfl-mascot-learns-wolves-cant-fly/id1503052916?i=1000472074726 Ep. 9 Madison Cawthorn: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-9-madison-cawthorn-running-for-congress-after-one/id1503052916?i=1000473530090 Ep. 10 Paul Butler: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-10-paul-butler-from-missionary-to-bone-cancer/id1503052916?i=1000474242023 Ep. 21 Haven Faith Shepherd: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-21-haven-faith-shepherd-no-legs-no-problem/id1503052916?i=1000486959763 Ep. 22 Kaylene Baker: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-22-kaylene-baker-on-god-in-suck-bad-day-in-life/id1503052916?i=1000487661385 Ep. 27 Elijah Scheidler: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-27-elijah-scheidler-why-does-god-allow-pain-to-take/id1503052916?i=1000491968317 Ep. 32 Shadrick Bell: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-32-shadrick-bell-rollercoaster-of-diagnoses/id1503052916?i=1000499907220 Ep. 35 Rick Archer: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-35-rick-archer-miracles-medicine/id1503052916?i=1000504283317 Ep. 40 Carley & Mark Denboer:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-40-carley-mark-denboer-valentines-suicide-prevention/id1503052916?i=1000509096122 Ep. 41 Tchofor Dick Nchang: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-41-tchofor-dick-nchang-supercharged-from-sickle-cell/id1503052916?i=1000510159438 
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March 15, 2021
Ep. 43 | George Dennehy: That Armless Guy
George Dennehy was born without arms in a country where his difference was stigmatized. Without being touched or cared for as an infant in an orphanage, George survived and was adopted into a family in the US. After battling years of insecurity and struggles with his identity, now he is living freer than ever through Christ as he speaks and creates music for all of us to enjoy. You can find his video with the Goo Goo Dolls, his album Have my Heart, and other ways to connect with him below. George Website: http://www.thatarmlessguy.com/  George IG: @thatarmlessguy Tera IG: @terabradham
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March 8, 2021
Ep. 42 | Niki Hardy: Chemo Chair Prayers
After losing both her mom and sister to cancer, Niki found out six weeks after her sister’s death that she, too, had cancer. Today, she takes us through her journey of colorectal cancer and how God has helped her become a cancer thriver, not just a cancer survivor. Niki is also an author and a podcast host, so check out her resources below: Breathe Again: How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart: http://amzn.com/0800735544 Chemo Chair Prayers Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chemo-chair-prayers/id1539229249 Website: https://nikihardy.com/ Follow us both on Instagram and grab a copy of Niki’s book to follow along with us in the March Pain to Praise Book Club! IG: @niki.hardy Tera IG: @terabradham
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March 1, 2021
Ep. 41 | Tchofor Dick Nchang: Supercharged from Sickle Cell
Tchofor Dick Nchang joins us today from Cameroon, Central Africa, to share his journey through Sickle Cell Disease. Diagnosed when he was two years old, Dick’s pain crises worsened to the point where he nearly lost his life. In 2016, he received a bone marrow transplant and had two years of bedrest following the procedure. Today, he is doing better than ever, and he founded the Sickle Cell International Foundation, which works to reduce the global impact of Sickle Cell by providing care, building communities, and advancing research in the field. Dick IG: @nchangdick Sickle Cell International Foundation Website: https://scintf.org/ Sickle Cell International Foundation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCIntF/?_rdc=2&_rdr Contact Dick: dick.nchang@sicklecellcameroon.org Music mentioned in the episode: -Maseh Nchang: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Y1qXsT9kf4OaDy8fv2haV -Stanley Enow: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1FEzMUWFcZynVzahFj6Xny -Davido: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Y3agQaa6g2r0YmHPOO9rh - Yorùbá Praise and Worship: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0UqY8iCenbK2FqBeo5SjbF
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February 22, 2021
Ep. 40 | Carley and Mark DenBoer: Valentines & Suicide Prevention
Carley and Mark DenBoer join us today to talk about their lives and how they seek to glorify God amidst their marriage with chronic pain. After a biking accident in high school, Mark has had an unimaginable headache that never leaves. Carley has been diagnosed with both lupus and severe depressive disorder. While we talk about fun parts of their lives and I think you will fall in love with their personalities, we do get into a long conversation about suicidal ideation, as well. This is a large part of many people's lives who live in chronic pain, so our hope is that you can relate to either Carley or Mark in their specific type of suicidal thoughts they have experienced and that this podcast enables you to seek help and thrive amidst your pain. Please share this episode with anyone you feel would be uplifted by its message! NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255 National Prayer Line: 1-800-4-PRAYER Carley and Mark IG: @chronicpromises Blog: https://www.chronicpromises.com/  Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chronic-marriage-management/id1547731156 Hear Carley and Mark speak at our first Heal Retreat: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spring-heal-2020-carley-mark-denboer-marriage-chronic/id1503052916?i=1000479418794  Tera IG: @terabradham
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February 15, 2021
Ep. 39 | Paul Rudzitis: God Doesn't Make Junk
Paul Rudzitis has experienced quite a bit of pain, from a hangman's fracture in his neck to prostate cancer to doing Ironmans. He joins us today to talk about what he's learned from God amidst each of these situations that were thrown his way.  Join the Heal Community or become a Heal Advocate: https://www.thehealministry.com/  Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller: amzn.com/1594632820/  Tera IG: @terabradham
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February 8, 2021
Ep. 38 | Mike Bartlett on his Boating Accident
When he was in high school, Mike Bartlett suffered a nerve injury when his boat crashed and the blunt side of a propeller hit him right between his spine and major artery. He shares the lessons he's learned after over a decade of living with nerve damage. This one gets better and better as we dive deeper and deeper, so listen all the way to the end! Mike IG: @bikemartlett NNU IG for hiring students (with professor supervision) to do your graphic work: visual_arts_at_nnu Tera IG: @terabradham
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February 1, 2021
Fall Heal Retreat 2020 | Bob Bardwell: The Marathons of Life
Listen in to Tera's message from the Fall Heal Retreat, then sign up using the link below for the Winter Heal Retreat happening on January 30, 2021. The Heal Retreat is a one-hour event designed to help you draw closer to God and build community with others who are experiencing physical pain or limitation. The Winter Heal Retreat will take place Saturday, January 30, 2021 from either 12-1pm EST or 4-5pm EST. Sign up here: https://www.thehealministry.com/events Tera IG: @terabradham Bob Bardwell Website: https://www.ironwoodsprings.com/ Bob Bardwell Ep. 25: https://anchor.fm/tera-bradham/episodes/Ep--25--Bob-Bardwell-on-a-Life-of-Impact-100-Wheelchair-Marathons-and-16-565-Extra-Days-and-Counting-eirid0 
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January 28, 2021
Fall Heal Retreat 2020 | Matt Hedges: Navigating Life in Times of Crisis
Listen in to Matt's message from the Fall Heal Retreat, then sign up using the link below for the Winter Heal Retreat happening on January 30, 2021. The Heal Retreat is a one-hour event designed to help you draw closer to God and build community with others who are experiencing physical pain or limitation. The Winter Heal Retreat will take place Saturday, January 30, 2021 from either 12-1pm EST or 4-5pm EST. Sign up here: https://www.thehealministry.com/events Tera IG: @terabradham Matt Email: matt@bbcpf.org Matt Ep. 12: https://anchor.fm/tera-bradham/episodes/Ep--12--Matt-Hedges-ESRD-and-Losing-a-Spouse-eejudl 
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January 25, 2021
Fall Heal Retreat 2020 | Tera Bradham DeNeui: The Fifth Sword
Listen in to Tera's message from the Fall Heal Retreat, then sign up using the link below for the Winter Heal Retreat happening on January 30, 2021. Tera IG: @terabradham The Heal Retreat is a one-hour event designed to help you draw closer to God and build community with others who are experiencing physical pain or limitation. The Winter Heal Retreat will take place Saturday, January 30, 2021 from either 12-1pm EST or 4-5pm EST. Sign up here: https://www.thehealministry.com/events
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January 21, 2021
Ep. 37 | Alexis Clevinger on Joy in Each Season
Alexis Clevinger has had a season of massive chronic condition diagnoses, she experienced a season of healing when she was pregnant, and then has recently seen some symptoms come back. Today she shares about how she has found God and joy in each of these seasons. Sign up for the Winter Heal Retreat: https://www.thehealministry.com/events Tera IG: @terabradham Alexis IG: @allaboutadaptablealexis Anchored in Hope Headbands: https://www.anchoredinhopeco.com/shop  Anchored in Hope IG: @anchoredinhopeco Anchored in Hope FB: https://www.facebook.com/anchoredinhopeco 
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January 18, 2021
Ep. 36 | Patrick Gray & Justin Skeesuck: I'll Push You
Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck are lifelong best friends, authors, and the stars of an award-winning documentary. They’ve written three books (see below), been on the Today show, and spoken at TedX Boise. Justin has a degenerative disease that has slowly taken away his ability to use his body. Even in a power wheelchair, he wanted to attempt the Camino, a 500-mile journey on the ancient pilgrimage trail in Spain. Patrick responded, “I’ll Push You.” The two of them share their lessons through their journey on the Camino as well as their thoughts on life, friendship, and faith. This is an episode you do not want to miss! Website: illpushyou.com Accessible Camino: accessiblecamino.com Follow us both on social media and then join us on the Thursdays in January for an Instagram live where we will continue the awesome conversation we had on this episode! IG: @illpushyou Tera IG: @terabradham I’ll Push You Book: http://amzn.com/1496421701 I’ll Push You Documentary: https://www.amzn.com/B077Z4J6LK/ The Push Book: https://www.amzn.com/1496428803/ Imprints Book: https://www.amzn.com//1496441893/
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January 11, 2021
Ep. 35 | Rick Archer: Miracles & Medicine
In this episode, architect Rick Archer joins us to talk about the different kinds of pain and healing he has experienced in his life. We talk about a miraculous healing he experienced that lasted over 20 years, then the ensuing back surgery that came about when the pain returned. We also talk about a gym accident he had that left him with over 100 doctor appointments and reconstructive procedures to his face. Amidst it all we question what pain is with God, what it is without Him, and what our journeys look like with Him through it all. Contact Rick:  Tera IG: @terabradham
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January 4, 2021
Ep. 34 | Liuan Huska: Hurting Yet Whole
Author Liuan Huska joins us today to talk about her new book, Hurting Yet Whole: Reconciling Body and Spirit in Chronic Pain and Illness. We talk about some theology with healing that can hopefully bring healing to you. We also talk about ways we can help members of the body of Christ who live in chronic pain or illness. BOOK: Hurting Yet Whole: Reconciling Body and Spirit in Chronic Pain and Illness BIO: https://www.ivpress.com/liuan-huska Follow her on Twitter: @liuanhuska. WEBSITE: http://liuanhuska.com/ -Episodes referenced: Ep. 29 Jenna Overby: Infertility  Ep. 20 Michelle Eastman: The Stares She’s Carried -Scriptures about Adam are from Romans 5:12-21 -1 Corinthians 12:21-26 “The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. -Revelation 21: Jesus is going to come back -Hands and feet of Christ analogy: from a poem by St. Teresa of Ávila
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December 21, 2020
Ep. 33 | Sara Willoughby: He's Making Diamonds
Sara Willoughby (author SG Willoughby) shares her journey through her chronic illnesses of Lyme Disease, multiple chemical sensitivities, and mold poisoning. As a teenager, she wrote the book "He's Making Diamonds: a Teen's Thoughts on Faith Through Chronic Illness," and she founded the Making Diamonds Conference for chronic illness warriors.  Follow Sara and me to read and talk about Sara's book on social media during December 2020! Sara: @sgwilloughby Tera: @terabradham Register for the Diamonds conference:  http://sgwilloughby.com/diamonds-2021/  Sara's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Hes-Making-Diamonds-Thoughts-Through-ebook/dp/B07FMTG6K5/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=he%27s+making+diamonds+a+teen%27s+thoughts&qid=1607186774&sr=8-2 
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December 7, 2020
Ep. 32 | Shadrick Bell: Rollercoaster of Diagnoses
Listen in on our second interview with Shad as he shares his story of misdiagnoses for an unknown illness and what he is currently doing to stay faithful to the Lord in this struggle. Shad shares how he first started having symptoms while playing football in college and how his condition has progressed all the way until now and how he deals with his current symptoms as a pastor and husband.  Shad Episode 1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-14-shadrick-bell-on-state-our-nation-unknown/id1503052916?i=1000477175130 Shad's Church, Family Life Austin: https://www.familylifeaustin.com/ Shad IG: @shadrick_bell Tera IG: @terabradham Marked Series Sermon by Michael Todd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGv-nu8SY80
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November 23, 2020
Ep. 31 | Hannah Martindale: The PT Becomes the Patient
Hannah Martindale is a PT who has recently had her own struggle through pain after an invasive corrective surgery for hip dysplasia. She shares her personal journey through the ups and downs of recovery, how God met her through this, and how her support system worked through this time. Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0802411592/ Hannah IG: @hmmartindale
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November 9, 2020
Ep. 30 | Karen and Brant Bahler: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
After kayaking, Karen discovered some lumps underneath her arm. She soon discovered she had breast cancer, underwent treatment, a lumpectomy, and is currently in remission. Listen in on her journey through breast cancer, the insecurities it can cause, the surrender of control it takes, and the faith that got both her and her husband through it all. Brant and Karen join us in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to share their testimony. National Breast Cancer Foundation: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month?gclid=Cj0KCQjwuL_8BRCXARIsAGiC51AqJ8LwGACRa8qAboJY1agWL9WMQgJvuk4oERGjfh6hVQRNoVvgYHQaAps1EALw_wcB
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October 26, 2020
Ep. 29 | Jenna Overby: Infertility Awareness Month
October is both Infertility Awareness Month as well as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Jenna has experienced both infertility and infant loss, and on today's episode she shares her story through the highs and lows of feeling like her body wouldn't do what it was designed to do. If you have friends who are currently struggling with infertility or miscarriages, please pray about sending this episode to them.  To participate in the Pain to Praise Book Club, watch Tera's Instagram each Thursday: @terabradham To get the book discussion questions, sign up for Tera's newsletter at terabradham.com  The next Heal Retreat is January 23! You can sign up at thehealretreat.com Jenna's IG: @jennaoverby Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0718032144/ Miraculous Healing: Why God Heals Some and Not Others by Henry Frost: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1857925300/
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October 19, 2020
Summer Heal 2020 | Suzanne Haverkorn: Practical Life Arrangement with Chronic Pain
This is a bonus episode of Suzanne Haverkorn’s message from the Summer Heal Retreat. She talks about the practical arrangement of life priorities. This is a great episode for you, whether you deal with chronic pain or not! We could all use a biblical basis for how we prioritize our lives. Register for the Heal Retreat: https://www.thehealretreat.com/ Suzanne’s email: suzanne.haverkorn@gmail.com Suzanne IG: @suze_korn Notes from Suzanne’s message: Stress: What we give a particular emphasis or importance to; what we give our focused attention to. Scriptures on how to practically prioritize your life: For women: Proverbs 31: 10-31 For men (suggestions from Suzanne’s husband): The entire book of Ephesians, specifically chapters 2, 5, and 6, 2 Timothy 2:4-6, and 15, Titus 2 Practical life arrangement analogy with juggling: The Glass Ball: Your relationship with God - you must keep your eyes on the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in order to not let that glass ball fall. Rubber Balls: Relationships with others - family or those you call family Work Ministry Self Care - are you getting rest, are you exercising, are you taking care of your mental health, etc.? Apps: Dwell: Reads Scripture out loud to you Switch App: Dr. Caroline Leaf: How to Turn Your Brain On (Great for mental health, panic attack exercises, resetting nervous system, etc.)
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October 8, 2020
Ep. 28 | Jessica McGuire: Learning New Things After a Football-Sized Lung Tumor
Since birth, a tumor had been growing on the inside of Jessica's chest. Because of its placement, instead of becoming visible, it grew until it took up the cavity where her lung should have been. The tumor went undiagnosed until Jessica rowed in college and found she couldn't breathe. After a massive surgery to remove the football-sized tumor, Jessica has still dealt with chronic pain and compensation problems as she has become a professional beach volleyball player. In this episode, listen in on how Jessica has walked with the Lord through each step of her journey, and be inspired by her ability to learn new sports, surrender in the season she's in, and persevere in where she feels the Lord has called her. Register for the Heal Retreat: https://www.thehealretreat.com/ IG: @relentlessjess
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October 5, 2020
Summer Heal 2020 | Paul Butler: Contentment Amidst All Circumstances
In this bonus episode, listen to Paul Butler’s message from the Summer Heal Retreat about being content in all circumstances, particularly amidst physical pain and limitation. Paul is in the middle of his own struggle with cancer, and his examples and wisdom will leave both inspired and equipped to learn to be content. Register for the Heal Retreat: https://www.thehealretreat.com/ Paul’s IG: @paul_j_butler Paul’s message points: When DESIRE turns to DEMAND it becomes DECEPTION which breeds DISAPPOINTMENT that leads to DISOBEDIENCE
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September 28, 2020
Ep. 27 | Elijah Scheidler: Why Does God Allow Pain to Take Away Passions He Gave You?
In the matter of three months, Elijah lost two of his greatest passions: playing piano and bodybuilding. A nerve disorder flared up in the finale of his final performance as a music major in college that prevented him from playing correctly (he still has the nerve disorder today, over ten years later). A few months later, he blew out his rotator cuff, losing bodybuilding, as well. In this episode, we talk about where God is when you have a disorder or pain that takes away passions that God designed you with in the first place. In addition, we talk about another incident where Elijah's torn hamstrings were miraculously healed. If God can heal one part of our bodies miraculously, why wouldn't He heal the other parts? Listen in as we discuss this and more! Register for the Heal Retreat: https://www.thehealretreat.com/ Elijah's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlTWBKnXtKLRlrNc9yoJqA/videos Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto 1 - B Flat Minor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWerj8FcprM
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September 21, 2020
Summer Heal 2020 | Tera Bradham DeNeui: An Abundant Life Amidst Pain
This episode is a recording of Tera Bradham DeNeui's message at the Summer Virtual Heal Retreat.  Registration for Fall Virtual Heal is LIVE! Head to https://www.thehealretreat.com/ to register now! For information about becoming a Heal Advocate, scholarships, or any other inquiries, please email thehealretreat@gmail.com IG Tera Bradham: @terabradham
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September 14, 2020
Ep. 26 | Callie Colwick: The Joy of a Sepsis Survivor
In her 20s, Callie Colwick began a pregnancy excited to welcome her second child into the world. But the pregnancy turned high-risk, she developed E. Coli, her body turned septic, and she ended up in the fight of her life in the ICU for two years. Through both divine and medicinal intervention, Callie escaped with her life, but she lost both legs in the process. In this episode she shares the joy she has in raising her daughter, how her husband and friends supported her in this time, and more details of what God has done in her life through these unexpected events.  Callie's IG: @calliecolwick Callie's Website and Blog: http://www.callie.co/  Friends of Bethany: https://www.friendsofbethany.com/ Beautifully Flawed Retreat: https://bethanyhamilton.com/events/beautifully-flawed/ The Heal Retreat: https://www.thehealretreat.com/  
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September 7, 2020
Ep. 25 | Bob Bardwell on a Life of Impact: 100 Wheelchair Marathons and 16,565 Extra Days and Counting
Bob Bardwell became paralyzed from the waist down at 25 when a construction accident caused a digger truck to fall on him. Now in his seventies, Bob has turned one of his greatest tragedies into one of his greatest triumphs. He has finished 100 marathons in his wheelchair, he created Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch, home to military Welcome Home initiatives, camps, and retreats, he helped create and host the National Wheelchair Sports Camp for the past 35 years, and so much more. Bob's Website: http://bobbardwell.org/ Contact Bob for one of his books: 507.533.6707 Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch Website: https://www.ironwoodsprings.com/  National Wheelchair Sports Camp: https://www.ironwoodsprings.com/wheelchairsports   Scripture referenced in the episode:  -Proverbs 18:14: "The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed spirit?" -2 Chronicles 32:7: "Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him."
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August 31, 2020
Ep. 24 | Brynn Schmidt: Hearing God When You Can't Hear
Brynn Schmidt didn't know she was hard of hearing until she was diagnosed in high school. God used this to change the trajectory of her life, helping her learn sign language and attend a deaf university where she played volleyball. Listen in to have an insider's glimpse into the deaf community and to be challenged to reframe the way you listen to and hear God.  Gallaudet University: https://www.gallaudet.edu/ Texas School of the Deaf: https://www.tsd.state.tx.us/ Connect with us: https://www.terabradham.com/ & https://www.thehealretreat.com/
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August 24, 2020
Ep. 23 | Eddie Williams: The NFL, Injuries, Church Planting, and Everything In Between
Eddie Williams joins us to talk about his journey from playing in the NFL to his four surgeries that led him to planting a church and becoming a pastor. He also shares about losing his mom to cancer at a young age and the blog and YouTube channel he's created, Ex Nihilo Health, that empower you to pursue a life of health and longevity from a biblical perspective. You can connect with him using the resources below! IG: @RealEWilliams  Twitter: @RealEWilliams Ex Nihilo Blog: https://exnihilohealth.com/ Ex Nihilo YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR_ypsE3Iux6JIcYkzHYZog Sermons from Bay City Church: https://www.baycity.church/sermons
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August 17, 2020
Ep. 22 | Kaylene Baker on God in the Suck: A Bad Day in the Life of a Double Amputee
Two years ago, Kaylene was in a rock climbing accident where she lost her hand and her leg. She barely survived, and now lives as a double amputee. She has good days and bad days, but we got to talk to each other on a bad day. You'll be privileged to hear what life is really like for those who live in chronic pain in limitation, and you'll be uplifted by knowing that God is good, even amidst the suck.  Kaylene IG: @kaylenemarie5 Jason Kubichek Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-15-jason-kubichek-a-leg-lost-and-an-eternity-gained/id1503052916?i=1000478020932
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August 10, 2020
Ep. 21 | Haven Faith Shepherd: No Legs, No Problem!
Haven Faith Shepherd lives life with no legs, but she says if that's the worst thing she has going on in her life, it's not that big of a deal. Even though her story has an intense beginning, God has claimed her as His own from the start, and she lives a full and vibrant life of redemption. Born in Vietnam as the result of an affair, her biological parents believed the only way for them to be together was to commit suicide as a family. Strapping bombs to themselves and holding Haven, the bombs exploded and Haven was thrown 25 feet away, losing her legs in the process. An American family later saw her in an orphanage and knew she was meant to be a part of her family. Growing up in the US, Haven now is a part of Team USA for swimming and is a Paralympic hopeful for 2021. Listen in and be encouraged that no trauma is beyond God's reach and His goodness overshadows what we often perceive with the naked eye. Haven IG: @havenfaithshepherd Challenged Athletes Foundation IG: @cafoundation Jolyn Suits and Clothing IG: @jolynclothing
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August 3, 2020
Ep. 20 | Michelle Eastman on The Stares She's Carried: Life with Cerebral Palsy
Michelle Eastman has lived her entire life with cerebral palsy. A triplet with one sister who has a more severe case of cerebral palsy than she does, Michelle has learned how to relate to her own life with a disability, how to navigate relationships involving disability, grieving the loss of what could have been, how to navigate people praying for her healing, how to carry the stares of others and then release them to God, and so much more! Listen in on the incredible story God is still writing in Michelle's life. Michelle's IG: @michelleeastman Capernum Young Life Camp: Teens and Young Adults with Disabilities: https://www.younglife.org/ForEveryKid/Capernaum/Pages/default.aspx
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July 27, 2020
Ep. 19 | Nathan Whitten on Adoption, the Paralympics, and Life with Five Fingers
Nathan Whitten was born in Russia with only five fingers and hip dysplasia. Told he would never be able to live a normal life, he was given up for adoption and then raised in the US. Contrary to doctor's expectations, Nathan has overcome the odds stacked against him, graduating from college, becoming a teacher and a coach, and qualifying for the World Games Team for the United States on his way towards trying to qualify for the Paralympics. Nathan's way of living without excuses and defending those in need will challenge you to view those with physical differences, see God's heart in adoption, and fight for your destiny.  Nathan's Swimming World Magazine Article: https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/defying-the-odds-one-stroke-at-a-time-paralympic-hopeful-nathan-whitten-shares-story/ Nathan's IG: @whittenz The Heal Retreat: https://www.thehealretreat.com/
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July 20, 2020
Ep. 18 | Lindsey Schmidt: A Brain Cut in Half and a God with Trash Bags
Listen as Lindsey shares about a grapefruit-sized brain tumor in her brain and what God did through her 18 surgeries and beyond. She's grateful for the surgeries that could have cost her her life, and she believes God used her trial to turn her into the person He wanted her to be. You'll be inspired by the intricacies of God working in Lindsey's life and you'll be encouraged that no situation, no matter how severe, is beyond God's reach.  Central Minnesota TEC Retreat: http://www.cmtec.org/intro/index.html Register for the Heal Retreat: https://www.thehealretreat.com/
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July 13, 2020
Ep. 17 | Tiffany Surber on Anorexia: From an 80 Percent Chance of Dying to State Champion
Tiffany's parents were told if they took her home from the hospital, they were as good as letting her die. Yet even with an 80 percent chance of dying from heart failure due to anorexia, Tiffany did not become a statistic. Listen to how God delivered her and brought her back in a journey that is nothing short of miraculous. 
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July 6, 2020
Ep. 16 | Elizabeth Jordana: When Your Brain Falls Out of Your Skull & You Describe It with Spoons
Elizabeth Jordana joins us to talk about her journey through the grief of losing a sport and her adjustment to daily life with EDS (a disease that weakens the connective tissues of your body), chiari (a condition in which your brain extends into the spinal canal), and POTS (a condition that affects blood flow). Her perspective on surrendering to the Lord in positivity amidst so much trial will challenge you to have a new perspective on your own circumstances. Elizabeth also talks about the Spoon theory, an incredible way to describe chronic pain to loved ones and friends. You don't want to miss this episode! Follow Elizabeth on IG: @lilyjordana Elizabeth will be a speaker at the Heal Retreat on July 18! Register here: https://www.thehealretreat.com
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June 29, 2020
Spring Heal 2020 | Becky Boone: Renewed Hope
This week we are doing something special on the podcast! I am doing a virtual book tour for my newly released book, Swimming for Freedom, and we are releasing one episode a day from the Heal Retreat in April of 2020 as part of the tour. To register for the Summer Heal Retreat on July 18, visit: thehealretreat.com To register for FREE live Q&A session on Zoom with Tera this week, visit the link on her Instagram bio: @terabradham To purchase an autographed copy of Tera's new book, Swimming for Freedom, visit: terabradham.com We'll see you here next Monday for a return of our usual weekly interview-style podcast episodes.
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June 26, 2020
Spring Heal 2020 | Erin Judge, RD: Decreasing Inflammation Through Gut Health
This week we are doing something special on the podcast! I am doing a virtual book tour for my newly released book, Swimming for Freedom, and we are releasing one episode a day from the Heal Retreat in April of 2020 as part of the tour. To register for the Summer Heal Retreat on July 18, visit: thehealretreat.com Check out Erin's Website for personalized nutrition counseling, lifestyle coaching, and more:  https://www.judgenutrition.com IG Chronic Promises: @erinjudge.rd To register for FREE live Q&A session on Zoom with Tera this week, visit the link on her Instagram bio: @terabradham To purchase an autographed copy of Tera's new book, Swimming for Freedom, visit: terabradham.com We'll see you here tomorrow for another segment from the Spring Heal Retreat.
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June 25, 2020
Spring Heal 2020 | Carley and Mark Denboer: Marriage with Chronic Pain
This week we are doing something special on the podcast! I am doing a virtual book tour for my newly released book, Swimming for Freedom, and we are releasing one episode a day from the Heal Retreat in April of 2020 as part of the tour. To register for the Summer Heal Retreat (virtual) on July 18, visit: thehealretreat.com Carley and Mark's website: https://www.chronicpromises.com IG Chronic Promises: @chronicpromises To register for FREE live Q&A session on Zoom with Tera this week, visit the link on her Instagram bio: @terabradham To purchase an autographed copy of Tera's new book, Swimming for Freedom, visit: terabradham.com We'll see you here tomorrow for another segment from the Spring Heal Retreat.
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June 24, 2020
Spring Heal 2020 | Cole Schram: The Science of Pain
This week we are doing something special on the podcast! I am doing a virtual book tour for my newly released book, Swimming for Freedom, and we are releasing one episode a day from the Heal Retreat in April of 2020 as part of the tour. To register for the Summer Heal Retreat on July 18 (virtual), visit: thehealretreat.com If you are a local in Bozeman, you can receive a free performance evaluation from Cole. Visit his website to schedule an appointment: https://www.lonepeakpt.com/about-us/our-team/bozeman-performance/cole-schram-dpt  To register for FREE live Q&A session on Zoom with Tera this week, visit the link on her Instagram bio: @terabradham To purchase an autographed copy of Tera's new book, Swimming for Freedom, visit: terabradham.com We'll see you here tomorrow for another segment from the Spring Heal Retreat.
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June 23, 2020
Spring Heal 2020 | Tera Bradham DeNeui: Hope Against All Hope
This week we are doing something special on the podcast! I am doing a virtual book tour for my newly released book, Swimming for Freedom, and we are releasing one episode a day from the Heal Retreat in April of 2020 as part of the tour.  To register for the Summer Heal Retreat (virtual) on July 18, visit: thehealretreat.com  To register for FREE live Q&A session on Zoom with Tera this week, visit the link on her Instagram bio: @terabradham To purchase an autographed copy of Tera's new book, Swimming for Freedom, visit: terabradham.com We'll see you here tomorrow for another segment from the Spring Heal Retreat.
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June 22, 2020
Ep. 15 | Jason Kubichek: A Leg Lost and an Eternity Gained
Listen to Jason's testimony of an accident that caused his leg to be amputated, how God used him to lead someone to the Lord while he was in the hospital for his amputation, and how God ended up using his accident to humble Jason and change his life. Jason also shares about his upbringing, how God has worked in his marriage, and many other nuggets of wisdom you don't want to miss!
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June 15, 2020
Ep. 14 | Shadrick Bell on the State of Our Nation and an Unknown Illness
Shad Bell talks to us about living for 15 years with an illness doctors still can't diagnose. From autoimmune disease prognoses to cancer scares, Shad has been through the ringer, but he finds a way to keep grappling with God each day, each minute, and each second in surrender. Shad also discusses with Tera the current state of the US in regards to race and how the body of Christ can come together, serve each other, and love like Jesus.  Shad Bell IG: @Shadrick_Bell Family Life Austin IG: @famlifeatx The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton: amzn.com/1250309476 
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June 8, 2020
Ep. 13 | Trish McCarthy: Back Pain, Surgery, Depression, and Squirrels
Trish courageously shares her story of struggling with mental health growing up, being diagnosed with a back issue, and then how a car accident exacerbated her pain in both areas. After years of trial and error, surrender and pride, she found freedom through Christ and now is creating women's retreats in the Austin area.  Yellow Life Ministries Page & Events: https://www.facebook.com/yellowlife3/
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June 1, 2020
Ep. 12 | Matt Hedges: ESRD and Losing a Spouse
Matt shares his and his wife's story of going through end-stage renal disease, or kidney failure, for 20 years before Kristina went home to be with the Lord. He shares the spiritual struggles, personal agony, and incredible victory he has had through this journey in addition to practical tips for people who love someone with a chronic illness, like dealing with medical bills and how to maintain commitment in your marriage when half of your time is spent in the hospital. Whether you have a terminal disease, you love someone who does, or you're simply want to hear an inspiring testimony of God's goodness amidst all things, listen to this episode.
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May 26, 2020
Ep. 11 | Kenzie Baca on Narcolepsy: When You Don't Want to Fall Asleep
Kenzie shares about her journey through discovering she had narcolepsy and cataplexy and how she has figured out new ways to surrender to the Lord in the midst of her diagnoses.
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May 18, 2020
Ep. 10 | Paul Butler: From Missionary to Bone Cancer
Paul shares about his journey as a missionary in Zaire, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, his return to the US and his work as a pastor, and his recent journey through multiple myeloma bone cancer. His wisdom is incredible, so listen up! IG: paul_j_butler Website: http://knowthislove.com The Good Father Book Link: amzn.com/1633571491 
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May 11, 2020
Ep. 9 | Madison Cawthorn: Running for Congress After a One Percent Chance to Live
After a devastating car accident when he was 18, Madison Cawthorn was given a one percent chance to live. Facing broken bones, burns, a severed spinal cord that left him paralyzed, and brain trauma, no one would have expected him to make it. But by the grace of God, he is now not only alive but doing everything he can to make the world a better place. Instagram: @madisoncawthorn Follow Madison's run for Congress or get involved in his campaign: https://madisoncawthorn.com
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May 4, 2020
Ep. 8 | Sue Reynolds on Obesity: 335 Pounds to Team USA Triathlete
Sue Reynolds' book, The Athlete Inside, releases TODAY, April 28! She journeyed from being morbidly obese, barely able to walk to the end of her driveway, to losing 200 pounds and getting 6th at the World Triathlon Championships. In this episode, she talks about some misconceptions about obesity, the athlete she found hiding inside her body, and how triathlons connected her to God and her faith.  Buy The Athlete Inside: amzn.com/B07VGSSZ8T  Follow Sue on IG: @sue.reynolds Sue's Website: https://suereynolds.net Triathlon Distances: Super Sprint: Offered by some races and varies in distance Sprint Distance: Swim 500-800 meters, Bike 12-15 miles, Run 2 miles - 5k (3.1 miles) Olympic Distance: Swim ~1 mile, Bike 25-30 miles, Run 10k (6.2 miles) Half Ironman: Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles Ironman: Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112 miles, Run 26.2 miles
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April 28, 2020
Ep. 7 | Dan Meers: When an NFL Mascot Learns Wolves Can't Fly
Dan Meers, mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs football team, had a practice stunt go wrong, leaving him with shattered bones, a collapsed lung, and health issues that created a long road to recovery. He has faced his trials with joy, and how he surrenders to God amidst his pain will leave you feeling inspired that you can live in freedom amidst your pain, as well.  Dan's website: https://www.danmeers.org
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April 20, 2020
Ep. 6 | Esther Liu: Architects, Arthritis & Anemia
Esther shares her testimony about how she poured everything into her work as an architect, neglecting her health and not fully depending on God until circumstances broke her into dependence. She shares how she has learned to depend on God in all aspects of her life, including her work, her family, and her health. Register for the Heal Retreat Virtual: https://www.terabradham.com/heal-retreat  
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April 13, 2020
Ep. 5 | Irma Cantu: Losing a Child to Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Irma shares her joys and struggles of being a mom of a special needs child and how she balanced a faith that could move mountains with a God who did not answer her prayers for healing.  To learn more or donate to the cause of SMA visit: https://www.curesma.org
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April 6, 2020
Ep. 4 | Lauren Brandenburg: When Your Child Has a Brain Tumor
Lauren shares her journey through discovering the diagnosis of her daughter's brain tumor and the aftermath that surrounded it. She also shares about her family's financial crisis in 2008 and her new book, The Death of Mungo Blackwell. Website: https://laurenhbrandenburg.com Instagram: @lhbrandenburg Buy "The Death of Mungo Blackwell" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Death-Mungo-Blackwell-Lauren-Brandenburg/dp/1782642919/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=the+death+of+mungo+blackwell&qid=1585583134&sr=8-2 Lauren's other books: https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ALauren+Brandenburg&s=relevancerank&text=Lauren+Brandenburg&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 
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March 30, 2020
Ep. 3 | David Mayo on Paraplegia: A Life of Freedom Amidst Paralysis
After falling as a teenager, David has lived for decades paralyzed from the chest down, but he doesn't let that stop him! Listen to how David finds ways to live life to its fullest and honor God amidst his circumstances. CTN Gulf Coast Website: http://www.whbr.org Subway Pensacola Cycling Classic: http://www.pensacolacyclingclassic.com
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March 23, 2020
Ep. 2 | Dr. Dan Munzing: God and the Coronavirus
Dr. Munzing graciously gave us some of his valuable time to talk about both the scientific and the spiritual side of the coronavirus COVID-19. He is a family practitioner (MD) who practices in Whitefish, Montana and uses science and medicine, psychology, mindfulness, and spirituality to help his patients. Spiritual topics: *Living in the "not yet" *How to deal with fear and anxiety amidst the pandemic *Isolation versus solitude *Ideas for how to make the most of your time while social distancing Practical tips to prevent the spread of the virus: *Practice social distancing of 6 feet between people *Wash your hands frequently and don't touch your face *Masks could be helpful in prevention of spreading or receiving the virus *Wash clothes frequently as virus could possibly live on surfaces for days
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March 20, 2020
Ep. 1 | Becky Boone on Fibromyalgia: The Gift of Limitations
We talk about what it's like to live with faith through fibromyalgia. Becky shares about the stress that caused her diagnosis, what God is teaching her through the limitations she faces, and how God can use us no matter our circumstances. 
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March 16, 2020
Vying For Victory Preview
The Vying For Victory Podcast is designed to help Christians who battle chronic pain find freedom and meaning through their struggles. Each week, host Tera Bradham DeNeui will interview a chronic pain warrior about their trials and how God has used them in their lives.  Join us on March 14, 2020 for the debut of Vying For Victory! Song credit: "Tuning Up" by Oliver Lyu through PremiumBeats.com
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March 10, 2020