36 episodes

Four time national champion gymnast Kim Anthony introduces us to men and women who have faced trials, tragedies and suffering and who have found that when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, God is with you every step of the way.

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    • Society & Culture

Four time national champion gymnast Kim Anthony introduces us to men and women who have faced trials, tragedies and suffering and who have found that when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, God is with you every step of the way.

    33: Thanks to a Tumor

    33: Thanks to a Tumor

    Scott Hamilton is known for his incredible figure-skating career. Though he was picked on as a kid for his small size and choice of sport, he went on to win world championships and an olympic gold medal. But he faced even bigger challenges than landing a perfect backflip on ice. Listen to how God sustained Scott through the death of his mother, cancer, and a tumor that had more to do with his skating success than you might think.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Get the book, The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable) by Scott Hamilton.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007V91IVI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    Scott's website: https://scotthamilton.com/

    Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. https://www.scottcares.org/

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    Season 5 + Bonus Episode Announcement

    Season 5 + Bonus Episode Announcement

    Season 5 is delayed until at least Fall of 2021. Until then, you can catch up on past episodes and soon a bonus episode with figure skater Scott Hamilton!

    32: Buried Dreams

    32: Buried Dreams

    Finding out her daughter Sophie wouldn't survive outside the womb was devastating. Lindsay R. Dennis had months to prepare for what felt inevitable. She and her husband celebrated Sophie's short life while she was in the womb, including a trip to Disney and a boy band concert. But they couldn't prepare for going through it all ... again.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Buried Dreams: From Devastating Loss to Unimaginable Hope by Lindsey R. Dennis.  https://www.abingdonpress.com/product/9781501869112/

    Blog – Vapor & Mist.  https://vaporandmist.com/

    Song used: The Joy Eternal - "The Best Is Yet To Come." https://youtu.be/PXrcrHfjZC0

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    31: Finding Freedom in Prison

    31: Finding Freedom in Prison

    "My life is over." That's what Herman Mendoza thought as he raised his arms in surrender. The police had his house surrounded. His kids were in bed while his wife tried to defend him. He tried to run, but it was useless. A once powerful drug lord, Herman now faced life in prison. And "life" is exactly what he found there.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Shifting Shadows: How a New York Drug Lord Found Freedom in the Last Place He Expected by Herman Bendoza. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0821NSD6Z/

    Herman Mendoza's website: https://www.hermanmendoza.com/

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    30: Abortions, Stillborns, and New Life

    30: Abortions, Stillborns, and New Life

    After being date-raped and becoming pregnant, Molly S. White was told the baby growing inside of her was not yet a baby. So she had an abortion. Years later and excited to be pregnant with triplets, she lost all three of the babies before birth. But she says in the midst of sin and struggle was where new life and new hope was found.

    Show Notes and Resources

    BOOK: "Deceived: God Brought Purpose from My Pain" by Molly S. White.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZMLM32Z/

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    29: The Projects and the Cornfields

    29: The Projects and the Cornfields

    LaMorris and Megan Crawford came from two different worlds. He grew up in gangs on the South Side of Chicago. She grew up sheltered in the cornfields of Indiana. But when Megan met LaMorris at a Christian college, she fell in love. Her parents, however, did not. They didn't have to meet him, he was black and that was enough.

    Show Notes and Resources

    LaMorris Crawford's website http://www.lamorriscrawford.com/

    Support the Crawfords as Cru missionaries with Athletes In Action. https://give.cru.org/0773716

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    • 1 hr 15 min

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