How can I love others that I blatantly disagree with? How do I find joy in the middle of a faith crisis? Can I have liberal beliefs and be a Christian? What is my life's purpose?
If you have ever asked yourself these questions, but didn't have a space to vocalize them, you're in good company. Pull up a seat as author, speaker and foster mom, Manda Carpenter, creates a longer table to provide a space where everyone’s voice can be heard with intentional ears and tender hearts. There’s no topic that’s off-limits as she and her guests get raw and real about faith, relationships, social justice, politics and more. Tune in each week as Manda discusses insights on inner healing and paves the way for advocacy so you can leave behind impressing and step into authentic living.
The Abundant Life & What it Means to Love Your Neighbor
Shannan had it all: dream home, comfortable paycheck, & a tight-knit Christian community, but God challenged her to exchange it all for something more abundant. Her family moved to "the wrong side of the tracks." She's learning everyday what it means to love your neighbor. Tune in to hear about re-defining the American Dream & how learning to love people who are different than us might completely change our views. Follow @shannanwrites & check out her books Falling Free and The Ministry of Ordinary Places
Behind the Scenes with a Professional Actor
Multi-talented, Chicago native, David Bell joins Manda to share about his journey to becoming a professional actor. From his favorite role to his audition struggles, he gets candid about what it's really like to chase his dream and talks about how mental health and his relationship with God ties into it all. Connect with him @princeofbellair & @humbellfitness!
It Started with a Move to China
Like so many of us, when transitioning into adulthood Holli was unsure what she was supposed to do with her life post-college.
In this episode she shared a bit of her story... of praying and fasting and ultimately feeling lead to move across the globe to China.
As scary as it was, Holli followed God’s prompting and became a teacher in China. What she didn’t expect was to meet her husband, but that’s exactly what happened.
While fighting for her country in the Middle East, Diana was commanded to run over an Iraqi child. She was confronted with a choice she never thought she'd have to make: God's call to love her enemy vs. her country's command to be willing to kill. Diana chose to wage peace in a place of war. It led her to spend the rest of her life as a peacemaker. Tune into the full conversation for tips on how to be a peacemaker at upcoming holiday gatherings & grab her book Waging Peace on Amazon. Follow @dianaoestreich.
The Power Inside of You
After trying to teach her sons a lesson, Manda realizes the lesson might actually be for her. In this brief 7-minute episode, she shares some quick wisdom about how to remain composed when the rest of the world is trying to rattle you. Follow her on Instagram at @mandacarpenter or visit her website at www.mandacarpenter.com
Leaving a Toxic Marriage at the Age of 25
Shortly after Amy got married at age 23, the red flags started piling up. In this episode, she goes into detail about why her first marriage crumbled - emotional abuse, alcoholism, lying, infidelity - and gets raw about all the emotions that come with being divorced by 25. Amy also reminds us that being alone is not the worst thing that can happen to you; being stuck and miserable is so much worse. Did something about Amy's story resonate with you? Connect with her at @amis3898
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