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The Peace Cast

By Michelle Bader
Listen to stories of women who have been through incredible trauma and have found a way back to peace. Be encouraged as each episode gives hope in God.
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34- Peace Through the First Holidays

The Peace Cast

34- Peace Through the First Holidays

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35- Peace Through Feeling the Pain
In this episode, I share how I am having peace even while feeling the pain of grief and loss.   Psalm 34:18 New International Version " The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Check out my NEW Podcast Widowgoals here My NEW book Paralyzed Joy My Book Cancer Can't Crush Us Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook email me michelle@michellebader.com
16:31
November 17, 2020
34- Peace Through the First Holidays
In this episode, I discuss how I got through Halloween without Luke and the beginning of the Christmas season. I also share some exciting news about my future!  Revelation 21:4 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Check out my NEW Podcast Widowgoals here Our Halloween Pictures PIctures of our new land My NEW book Paralyzed Joy My Book Cancer Can't Crush Us Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook email me michelle@michellebader.com
14:48
November 3, 2020
33- Peace Through Life After Loss
In this episode, I talk about the positive things God has been bringing into my life as well as what to say to someone experiencing grief.  Psalm 119:114 " You are my refuge and my shield. I have put my hope in you." Check out my NEW Podcast Widowgoals here Song "The Story I'll Tell" Pictures of the sun shining on Payton playing baseball  My NEW book Paralyzed Joy My Book Cancer Can't Crush Us Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook email me michelle@michellebader.com 
17:00
October 22, 2020
32- Peace AND Joy Through New Hope and Opportunities
In this episode, I talk about how grief is like having an amputation. You will always be missing a part of you but you learn how to adapt. I share some very exciting things going on in my life and how blessed I am with the gift of friendships. Here is the verse I talk about-  NIV Proverbs 17:17 "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity." Check out my NEW Podcast Widowgoals here Photoshoot Hayley and I did with my wedding dress My NEW book Paralyzed Joy My Book Cancer Can't Crush Us My Favorite book by Lysa TerKeurst "It's Not Supposed to Be This Way" Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook email me michellepbader@gmail.com
19:33
October 15, 2020
31- Peace Through Disappointments and Leaning into the Pain
In this episode, I talk about the disappointment I have had with finding a job and how I am learning more every day to lean into and feel the pain and grief.   Philippians 1:6 New International Version being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Check out my NEW Podcast Widowgoals here Song about taking me back to when I was younger My NEW book Paralyzed Joy My Book Cancer Can't Crush Us Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook email me michellepbader@gmail.com
19:51
October 8, 2020
30- Peace Through Physical and Emotional Pain
In this episode, I share an update about the past week and the physical and emotional pain that I have been going through. I share verses and things that have helped me as I journey through life as a widow and single mom.  Psalm 23, Good News Translation The Lord Our Shepherd[a] 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. 2 He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water. 3 He gives me new strength. He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised. 4 Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, Lord, for you are with me. Your shepherd's rod and staff protect me. 5 You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me; you welcome me as an honored guest and fill my cup to the brim. 6 I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and your house will be my home as long as I live. Abide app that helps me sleep  My NEW book Paralyzed Joy My Book Cancer Can't Crush Us Follow Me on Social Instagram Check out my NEW Podcast Widowgoals here
17:49
October 1, 2020
29- Peace Through 4 Months of Widowhood and Anxiety
In this episode, I talk about what my first 4 months of being a widow have been like.  Anxiety is something very new to me and I talk about how I am dealing with it. I share about Luke's Celebration of Life, school starting, and the possibility of a new job.  Luke's Celebration of Life Video Pictures from Luke's Celebration of Life  My NEW book Paralyzed Joy My Book Cancer Can't Crush Us Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook
28:20
September 22, 2020
28- Peace Through Burying My Husband
In this episode what it has been like since my husband passed away 5.5 weeks ago. I share about his graveside service and how we are getting through each day.  Hayley's Song she wrote and sang for her Dad at his graveside service Hayden's Speech at the service Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Psalm 46:10 New International Version He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." My new bed Psalms to sleep to 1Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com
36:46
July 2, 2020
27- Peace Through Watching My Husband Pass Away
In this episode, I share about the last day of my husband's life and the moments we said goodbye as a family and he entered heaven.   Warning- I cry through the WHOLE episode.  Hayley's Artwork  James 1:2-4 New International Version (NIV) 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Song I can Only Imagine Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com
43:58
June 8, 2020
26- Peace Through Emotional Roller Coaster Days
In this episode, I share the update on how Luke is doing with his stage 4 cancer. I share how the days are like emotional roller coasters and how I have learned that if God allowed it, I can accept it.  Hayden's new song "So Low"  Pictures and video of Luke giving me my ring  My book "Cancer Can't Crush Us" James 1:2-4 New International Version (NIV) 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Check out my other podcast The Busy Woman's Book Review List of 100 Influential Books Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com
20:43
May 19, 2020
25- Peace Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death
In this episode I share the ups and downs our family has been going through with Luke’s stage 4 cancer. I share verses that have helped me find peace. A Psalm of David. 1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Song "The Blessing"  Check out my other podcast The Busy Woman's Book Review List of 100 Influential Books Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com
24:08
May 12, 2020
24-Peace Through Oxygen Tanks and PICC Lines
In this episode, I share about how my husband's cancer is progressing and how God is giving us peace through this difficult journey.  I share about the past two weeks and the ups and down with living with stage 4 cancer with oxygen tanks, PICC lines, hospice and quarantine life.  Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Song "The Blessing"  Check out my other podcast The Busy Woman's Book Review List of 100 Influential Books Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com Payton's New Podcast The Gamester Hayden's New Podcast Lil Haydoo Podcast
24:27
April 28, 2020
23- Peace Through Visible Signs of Dying
In this episode, I share my heart and tears about the progression of my husband's cancer and how we are finding peace. This week has been the hardest week by far in Luke's cancer journey. We pray for a miracle and healing every day. We KNOW he will be healed we just don't know if it will be on earth or in heaven. This is the rawest episode I have ever published. You will hear a lot of crying, but also a lot of hope as God guides us in this process.  Pictures from our beach trip  Psalm 56:8 New Living Translation You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. Book Dying to Meet Jesus Check out my other podcast The Busy Woman's Book Review List of 100 Influential Books Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com "The Blessing" (feat. Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes) The Lord bless you And keep you Make His face shine upon you And be gracious to you The Lord turn His Face toward you And give you peace The Lord bless you And keep you Make His face shine upon you And be gracious to you The Lord turn His Face toward you And give you peace Amen, amen, amen Amen, amen, amen The Lord bless you And keep you Make His face shine upon you And be gracious to you The Lord turn His Face toward you And give you peace Amen, amen, amen Amen, amen, amen Amen, amen, amen Amen, amen, amen May His favor be upon you And a thousand generations And your family and your children And their children, and their children May His favor be upon you And a thousand generations And your family and your children And their children, and their children May His favor be upon you And a thousand generations And your family and your children And their children, and their children May His favor be upon you And a thousand generations And your family and your children And their children, and their children May His presence go before you And behind you, and beside you All around you, and within you He is with you, He is with you In the morning, in the evening In your coming, and your going In your weeping, and rejoicing He is for you, He is for you
21:08
April 17, 2020
22- Peace Through Cancer Spreading
In this episode, I share how my husband stage 4 cancer is spreading down his back. Though shocked and devastated we are still able to find peace in God. I share how that is possible.  Romans 8:28 New International Version (NIV) 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. Philippians 4:7 New International Version And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Song- Peace Be Still  Elevation Sermon "I'm still scared"   Check out my other podcast The Busy Woman's Book Review List of 100 Influential Books Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com
17:51
April 7, 2020
21- Peace Through Sleepless Nights
In this episode, I talk about finding peace through deeply troubling times. I do an update on Luke and how I am able to turn panic into peace during this very trying time of all of us with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Matthew 6:34 NIV " Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Book I was reading this week "Just Show Up: The Dance of Walking Through Suffering Together" Words from Tony Evans "God is speaking. No. God is shouting. A few months ago, none of us could see this coming, but God did. He was not surprised. And now, He is shaking us out of our complacency. He is calling for us to realign our values and our purposes with His. When you clean a house with not much time to spare, it’s easy to brush the dirt under the sofa or pack things into a closet. But when you have more time, you move the sofa to clean under it. You empty that messy closet. During this time of uncertainty, take the time He has given you to go to Him in prayer, and ask God what hard-to-reach areas of your life need to be refocused on Him." Pastor Steven Furtick's Sermon, When God Says Stop My new Youtube Channel The Busy Woman's Book Review List of 100 Influential Books Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com
19:11
March 31, 2020
20- Peace Through Restlessness
In this episode, I talk about how I am dealing with being quarantined and feeling restless.  Psalm 46:10 NIV He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Isaiah 61:3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. Book When God Says Wait Enneagram Types Under Quarantine Video Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com
21:35
March 24, 2020
19-Peace Through the Coronavirus Scare
In this episode, I share how we are finding peace through the coronavirus scare and ideas our family is implementing. 2 Timothy 1:7 CSB "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. TD Jakes Book Crushing Song Peace Be Still Spring Cleaning Checklist Pictures of our dog Bentley in the snow Daily Schedule for kids while they are home from school Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com
17:02
March 17, 2020
18- Peace Through Processing Death Together
In this episode, I share how my husband and I are processing his stage 4 cancer together and the unknown and unsettling future.  I share about a song that meant a lot to us this week as well as other ways we have found peace through this difficult journey.  Birthday Post I referenced with pictures  Song by Bootstraps Whenever You're Around Book Crushing by TD Jakes Article about Anticipatory Grief James 1:12 NIV "Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook Join my email list email me- michelle@thepeacecast.com
20:39
March 10, 2020
17-Peace Through Running on Empty
In this episode, I talk about how I find peace while being completely exhausted. I share about the days I cried out to God and nothing left. I share how He fills me up and helps me to continue. I share the beautiful visual God gave me of carrying me through the finish line.  Bo Stern's Book Ruthless 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. Song Defender Learn more about my podcasts and sign up for my email here Follow me in Social Instagram Facebook
22:19
March 3, 2020
16-Peace Through ALS with Bo Stern-Brady
In this episode, I sit down with author and speaker Bo Stern-Brady as she shares how she found peace through her husband's ALS journey.   Here is where you can find Bo's books  Beautiful Battlefields  Ruthless- Knowing a God Who Fights For You  When Holidays Hurt  Bo's Website Bo's Upcoming Events   Bo's App Soulspace 
23:49
February 26, 2020
15-Peace Through Discussing Death with My Kids
In this episode, I share about the discussion I had with my kids about death and how we have found peace even through this unimaginable discussion. I also share good things happening like bringing home a puppy! Check out pictures of us meeting our new puppy Bently here  Matthew 6:26 (NIV) Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Check out my website and subscribe to my email list here Follow me on Social Facebook Instagram
22:00
February 25, 2020
14-Peace Through My Hardest Day...Yet
In this episode, I do a full update on my husband Luke's cancer and our hardest day yet. I share how I have found peace in God.  From my book, Cancer Can't Crush Us Through the most trying days of my life, I am just beginning to grasp the depths of God’s love. Just beginning to see, to feel, to touch the immense love he has for all of us. I have believed in God and Jesus since I was a young child, but not until recently when going through this storm have I fully understood what it means to have God as a friend, as an advocate, and as a source of strength. There was a time when I turned to friends too much for strength. I would look to them to carry me through and offer me comfort that only God can give. I have since learned that God is the best source of strength and comfort. God is the source of my strength. Friends and family are a gift, they are the pillars that support me as I draw from my one and only true strength, God. I have also come to understand and believe that if God allowed it, I can accept it. That simple phrase has given me such peace. There is nothing that happens to me that he doesn’t already know every detail of. He may not cause the pain and sickness, but he has allowed it. Now I can rest peacefully in that fact. Read more here Click here for entire book on Kindle or paperback For 12% 0ff Built Bars ( I know I am sorry I said 20% on the podcast but I was wrong!) and Free Shipping click on this link and type in SAVE12 at checkout click here Follow Me on Social Instagram Facebook
28:53
February 18, 2020
13- Peace Through the Lie That God Won't Give Me More Than I Can Handle
In this episode, I talk through the lie that many well-meaning people say “ God will never give you more than you can handle” and share where people got that even though it does not say that in the Bible. I give an update on my husband Luke’s cancer and share about God keeping our tears in a bottle. Books I Talk About 9 Common Lies Christians Believe by Shane Pruitt My Manna for Today by Michelle Bader Death and the After-Life by Billy Graham  1  Corinthians 10:12-13 New International Version (NIV) 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 2 Corinthians 12:9 New International Version (NIV) 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. Free 30 Day Trial for the workout App Aaptiv Connect with Me on Social Media Instagram Facebook Read My Book Cancer Can't Crush Us
26:27
February 11, 2020
12-Peace Through the Crushing
In this episode, I share how our family is surviving the crushing of my husband’s stage 4 cancer.   Books by  Havilah Cunnington's  Books  I Do Hard Things  Leap into Love  Stronger than the Battle   Eat, Pray, Hustle   My Blog Post Blog Post- To Speak or Not to Speak   Bishop TD Jakes TD Jakes Book Crushing  TD Jakes and Steven Furtick Video  Lauren Daigle Song Rescue  John 15:2 New International Version (NIV) 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful.  For more Show notes or info please visit here Follow on Social  Instagram  Facebook
21:08
February 4, 2020
11-Peace Through Watching a Loved One Suffer
In this episode, I share how I am finding peace in God while watching my husband suffer through stage 4 cancer. Verses mentioned  Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope" ESV James 1:2 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete. not lacking anything." NIV Books Mentioned  You are the Girl for the Job by Jess Connolly  The Art of Dying by Rob Moll Social Links Facebook Page Instagram YouTube
22:23
January 28, 2020
10-Peace Through PTSD
Show Notes- for full show notes go to www.shattered2peace.com/podcasts/  In this episode, April Angel Brunk shares her story of going through PTSD and how she has found peace in God through these times. You can learn more about April at https://aprilangelbrunk.com/  Books April Recommends: Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst  Crushing by T.D. Jakes  I Declare War by Levi Lusko  Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick  Songs- Oceans  I Know a Ghost Album  This is How I fight my Battle s Quote from Teddy Roosevelt “The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at best know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” Follow April on Instagram @aprilangelbrunck Follow Michelle on Instagram @michellebader
47:29
January 6, 2020
9-Peace Through Hospice
In this episode, I share how our family has found peace as we enter the hospice stage of my husband's cancer. For full show notes please visit here
23:25
November 19, 2019
8-Peace Through Abortion & Addiction
Episode 8- In this episode I speak with Katie Wilson about her past addictions and abortion. She shares intimate details of the hardest times in her life and how God restored her, she truly is a story of how God turned ashes into beauty.  You can learn more about Katie and follow her writing here-  Verses that we mention- Psalm 46:10 "Be Still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Psalm 81:10 "I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it." Find full Show Notes here 
46:18
October 31, 2019
7-Peace Through Widowhood
In this episode, I speak with Marlys Johnson who shares how she has found peace in God through her husband's death and becoming a widow. You can learn more about Marlys here  For full show notes and links please visit here 
29:35
October 22, 2019
6-Peace Through Domestic Violence
In this episode, I speak with Sarah McNally about her experience with Domestic Violence. She explains what she went through, how she was able to leave and how she found peace in God through it all.  Full show notes here
1:41:55
October 14, 2019
5- Peace Through Motherhood - a Candid Conversation Between 4 Moms
In this episode, I sit down with three other moms as we discuss how we have found peace through all the trials and stages of being a mom.  Find full show notes here 
32:42
October 3, 2019
4-Peace Through a Stroke During Pregnancy
In this episode, we talk to Holly Carson who experienced a stroke at age 32 while she was pregnant. Listen as she shares how she found peace through this life-altering experience. For full show notes go to www.shattered2peace.com/podcasts
27:56
September 14, 2019
3-Peace Through Paralyzation
In this episode we sit down with Deborah Johnston as she shares the traumatic story of her husband becoming paralyzed and how she find peace and hope in this trying time. Full show notes can be found here
30:58
September 8, 2019
2-Peace Through Death
In this episode we sit down with Kathryn King-Ower who shares how she lost 10 family members in 6 years and how she found peace through God. Full shownotes can be found here 
15:57
September 8, 2019
1-Peace Through Cancer
In this first episode the host, Michelle Bader shares her story about her husband's battle with cancer and how she has found peace in God. Find full shownotes here www.shattered2peace.com/podcasts
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September 8, 2019
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September 7, 2019