Mike Donehey is a recording artist, author of the bestseller Finding God’s Life for My Will, speaker and a founding member of the band Tenth Avenue North. Mike has seen his fair share of the unexpected. Following a potentially fatal car crash as a teen, Mike learned to play the guitar while still in bed recovering from his injuries. Learning the guitar gave birth to songwriting, and that songwriting led to the formation of the band Tenth Avenue North. One of the most loved and successful artists in Christian music, Tenth Avenue North radio favorites include Love Is Here, By Your Side, You Are More, Losing, Worn, I Have This Hope, and the multi-week no. 1 smash Control (Somehow You Want Me).Despite the group’s widespread popularity, Tenth Avenue North’s members sensed at the beginning of 2020 that they each had their own unique roads to follow. Mike seized this opportunity to expand as a storyteller, communicator and thought instigator wherever his voice can be heard. In addition to recording his first solo album and preparing his second book, Mike brings you this podcast, Chasing the Beauty. Each Chasing the Beauty episode will look for God and joy in the unexpected places. To quote Ann Voskamp, “The secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is.” Mike and his guests will look at those places - the heartbreaking, the awkward, the uncomfortable, the weird, and the wild - to find God. And where God can be found, joy can be found as well (“Those who sow with tears will reap with shouts of joy.” Psalm 126). For more about Mike, visit www.mikedonehey.com .
When Joy Feels Impossible
How do you find God in the times when grief is all you can see? Mike and his wife Kelly experienced two pregnancies that ended in miscarriages during already challenging times in their lives. In this episode, Mike and Kelly explore how even in those dark seasons, God revealed Himself to them.
What do you mean by "Christian" music?
Mike and his sister, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, a member of mainstream music group, The Lone Bellow, discuss if it’s possible to find God in things not labeled Christian – music, movies, books, art and more. Join them as they discuss influences ranging from the California Raisins to Sister Act in search of the answer to this question.
Oh No It's Bedtime
The children’s bedtime routine in the Donehey household can sometimes be exhausting. Mike uses this circumstance to illustrate how beauty can not only be missed, but that we can intentionally make lesser choices when a greater beauty is right before us.
We got the Covid
It might be hard to imagine finding beauty while going through COVID, but that’s what Mike and his wife Kelly do in sharing the experience of their whole family contracting COVID. You’ll hear what they learned about themselves, their relationship, and how going through adversity may actually be an opportunity to lean into.
No Presents for Christmas
Mike talks with his dad Dan about the Christmas an unexpected proposition was put before the Donehey family. In a year when finances were tight, Sam the family dog was badly injured just before Christmas. The family had a choice to make together. Hear what they experienced and learned as Mike recalls what may be his favorite Christmas.
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A Wedding and a Funeral
In this episode Mike talks with his former Tenth Avenue North band mates about the group’s recent breakup and explores the importance of mourning endings and finding beauty in new beginnings.
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