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Have you wondered if what you are going through right now actually matters? Or if there is something positive on the other side of your struggle? Welcome to the Anchored by the Sword podcast! Each person who has come onto this podcast has said the same thing, but has found freedom on the other side. If you have struggled with addiction or abuse of any kind, not feeling loved or wanted, not knowing if you should live another day, or lived in fear, there is an episode for you. Listen today and find out what happens when you get anchored to God and to His Word! Come and find freedom today!

Anchored by the Sword Gina Fox

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Have you wondered if what you are going through right now actually matters? Or if there is something positive on the other side of your struggle? Welcome to the Anchored by the Sword podcast! Each person who has come onto this podcast has said the same thing, but has found freedom on the other side. If you have struggled with addiction or abuse of any kind, not feeling loved or wanted, not knowing if you should live another day, or lived in fear, there is an episode for you. Listen today and find out what happens when you get anchored to God and to His Word! Come and find freedom today!

    June Chapman's Freedom Story!

    June Chapman's Freedom Story!

    On today’s episode is my new friend and new writer, June Chapman, author of the recently released book “Peace in the Waiting.” In a candid conversation, June shares her journey of finding peace and purpose amidst grief, depression, and uncertainty during the challenging times of COVID-19.



    Alone and grappling with questions about eternity and the fate of her loved ones, June found solace in writing—a calling she initially resisted. However, as she poured out her heart on paper, she realized that she was not only writing for herself but also for others who needed to hear words of hope and comfort.



    Through her book, June discovered a profound sense of abiding peace—a peace she now shares with others as she encourages them to trust in God’s timing and sovereignty. She emphasizes the importance of loving people without the burden of trying to save them, recognizing that each person is an image bearer of God deserving of grace and mercy.



    Drawing inspiration from Psalm 3:8, June reminds us that salvation belongs to the Lord, and our prayers, even when seemingly unanswered, hold weight because of Who we pray to. She encourages listeners to incline their hearts to God, embracing unanswered prayers as opportunities to submit their will to His divine wisdom.



    In the words of Charles Spurgeon, “There is profit in all labor, but most of all in the work of intercession.” June’s story is a testament to the power of trusting God’s timing and allowing Him to work in our lives, even in the midst of waiting and uncertainty.



    Bio:

    June Chapman is a business professional in the greater Washington, DC, area. Peace in the Waiting is her first book. She is the 2022 winner of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Compel Book Proposal Challenge with David C Cook. Visit her at junechapman.com.



    Anchor Verses:

    John 1:5

    John 13:7



    Connect with June:

    Website: https://junechapman.com/

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/thoughtsinjune

    LINKTREE: https://linktr.ee/junechapman



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    • 35 min
    Courtney Joseph Fallick's Freedom Story!

    Courtney Joseph Fallick's Freedom Story!

    I am excited today to introduce you to a fellow Ohio native, Courtney Joseph Fallick, the founder of Women Living Well and Good Morning Girls, and author of the new book "Still Standing." Courtney opens up about her personal journey through betrayal, divorce, and the relentless pursuit of joy amidst life's darkest moments.

    Courtney’s world was turned upside down after 19 years of marriage when she discovered her husband’s infidelity. The subsequent divorce marked a significant transition from blogging about everyday life hacks to delving into Scripture, which became her lifeline. Despite her efforts for reconciliation, the relationship ended, plunging her into a faith crisis that ultimately deepened her relationship with God and transformed her approach to teaching and ministry.

    Drawing strength from Psalm 46, Courtney shares how her experiences have taught her to fight for joy and stand firm against the enemy's attempts to bring us down. Her story is not just about personal resilience but also about the power of God's word to sustain us through unimaginable challenges.

    Now, as she navigates the complexities of a blended family and continues to lead a vibrant online Bible study community, Courtney's insights bring new depth to her teachings, touching on themes of grief, loss, and the daily battles to push back the darkness.

    Listeners will find encouragement in Courtney's story of survival and her reminder that no matter what we face, we are never alone. God is always with us, helping us stand firm



    Bio:

    Courtney Joseph Fallick is a bestselling author and the founder of Women Living Well Ministries and Good Morning Girls. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Courtney has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show and has spoken at many national conferences, including Relevant, Allume, Proverbs 31 Ministries, She Speaks, The NINES, Axis, Mom Heart, and Hearts at Home. She’s been blogging through the Bible, one chapter a day, since 2014, and makes her home in Ohio with her blended family.



    Anchor Verse:

    Psalm 46



    Connect with Courtney:

    Website: https://womenlivingwell.org

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/womenlivingwell

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/womenlivingwell



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    • 24 min
    Bridgette Cameron Ridenour's Freedom Story!

    Bridgette Cameron Ridenour's Freedom Story!

    In today's episode, I sit down with my new friend, Bridgette Cameron Ridenour, author of Overlooked and sister to Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure. Bridgette shares her personal journey of navigating the feelings of being unseen and how she discovered her unique path through faith and trust in God's plan for her life.

    Growing up in a family where performance and the entertainment industry were significant aspects of life, Bridgette faced moments of disappointment early on. A defining moment came when she was not chosen for a role she felt perfect for, leading her to question the purpose of her gifts and talents.

    However, Bridgette's story took a turn when she met her husband shortly after that audition. Her subsequent journey into motherhood and a terrifying accident on their way to the K-LOVE awards in 2015 further shaped her understanding of God's presence and plans in her life. Through these experiences, Bridgette was reminded of the truth in Jeremiah 29:11, which reassured her that she was never overlooked by God.

    Today, Bridgette travels the country, speaking at women's conferences and sharing her story through her book, Overlooked. Her message is a testament to the power of faith and the importance of trusting in God's timing. Bridgette encourages listeners to embrace waiting as an opportunity to draw closer to God rather than solely focusing on the outcome. She also speaks on the significance of celebrating others' successes, emphasizing that a "no" for now is not a "no" forever.

    This episode is filled with heartfelt insights and encouragement for anyone feeling overlooked or questioning their path. Bridgette's journey teaches us that when we let go and let God lead, amazing transformations can occur in our lives.



    Bio:

    Bridgette is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Since the age of 8, she has grown up in Hollywood. She is the sister to Kirk Cameron ("Growing Pains") and Candace Cameron Bure ("Full House"). Bridgette made a successful career as a stand-in for 20 years working with some of Hollywood's biggest child stars. Her career expands television shows like "Full House" and "Home Improvement," as well as motion pictures such as "Saving Christmas", "Wild America", "Perfect Game". and "The Crew", just to name a few. Bridgette lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and three children.



    Anchor Verse:

    Jeremiah 29:11

    Psalm 46:10



    Connect with Bridgette:

    Website: https://bridgettecameron.com

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/bridgette.cameronridenour

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/bridgette_r

    Order Overlooked: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0CPQYRR8J/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=



    https://www.umbrellaministries.com/



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    • 43 min
    Karen Stiller's Freedom Story!

    Karen Stiller's Freedom Story!

    I love today's conversation with Karen Stiller, author of the upcoming book “Holiness Here,” as she shares her journey of seeking freedom from anxiety, fear, and worry, and stepping into a life of courage and risk-taking anchored in faith. As a pastor’s wife, Karen’s experiences offer profound insights into the intersection of grief, trust, and community in the journey of holiness.



    Karen’s story takes an unexpected turn with the passing of her husband from transplant lymphoma in the brain, a rare complication arising from a kidney transplant. In the midst of profound loss and grief, Karen grapples with questions of trust in God’s sovereignty and the role of community in navigating life’s deepest valleys.



    Drawing inspiration from biblical narratives, including Jesus’ encounter with Mary and Martha after Lazarus’s death, Karen reflects on the raw honesty of wrestling with faith amidst pain and doubt. Through her journey, she discovers the transformative power of believing even in the midst of unbelief, and the profound truth that God sees our pain and walks with us through it.



    In her book coming out next week, “Holiness Here,” Karen dives into the essence of a holy life and the grace that God extends to each of us to live it out. Through cycles of growth and spiritual obligation, Karen invites readers to explore what it truly means to embrace holiness in the midst of life’s challenges.



    Join us as we journey with Karen Stiller through the depths of grief, the courage of trust, and the transformative power of holiness in everyday life. Tune in for a conversation that will inspire and uplift your soul.



    Bio:

    Karen Stiller is a senior editor of Faith Today magazine and writes frequently for magazines like Reader's Digest, Ekstasis, In Trust, and other publications across North America. Stiller is a three-time winner of the prestigious A.C. Forrest Memorial Award from the Canadian Church Press for excellence in socially conscious religious journalism. She is author of The Minister's Wife (2020, Tyndale Momentum); co-author of Craft, Cost & Call (2019), Shifting Stats Shaking the Church (2015) and Going Missional (2010); editor of The Lord's Prayer(2015) and coeditor of Evangelicals Around the World (2015). She lives in Ottawa and has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction from University of King's College, Dalhousie.



    Anchor Verse:

    John 11-The Story of Jesus and Lazarus's sisters

    Mark 9:24



    Connect with Karen:

    Website: https://karenstiller.com

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/karen.stiller

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/karen.durlingstiller

    Blog: https://karenstiller.com/blog/when-i-look-i-can-see-the-good/



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    • 35 min
    Nicole O. Salmon's Freedom Story!

    Nicole O. Salmon's Freedom Story!

    Join me for an inspiring conversation with Nicole O Salmon, "The Purpose Coach", as she shares insights from her journey of faith and her upcoming book, “Courage and Confidence.” Nicole’s passion for empowering Christian women to discover their purpose and confidently walk in it shines through as she unpacks the transformative power of radical obedience and creative expression in the kingdom of God.



    Having grown up in the church and faced challenges early in life, including pregnancy at 19, Nicole understands the journey of overcoming obstacles and embracing God’s healing and restoration. Through her own experiences, she has discovered the profound truth that God’s foreknowledge encompasses every aspect of our lives, calling us to boldness and courage in fulfilling our purpose.



    As "The Purpose Coach", Nicole guides women through the intersection of their workplace and ministry life, helping them become radically clear about their identity in Christ and how to live it out authentically. By unboxing each part of themselves and building from the roots, Nicole empowers women to embrace their creativity and step into the fullness of who God created them to be.



    In her forthcoming book, “Courage and Confidence,” Nicole invites readers to come out of hiding, trust God’s leading, and grant themselves permission to move forward in the direction He has called them. Join us as we glean wisdom and encouragement from Nicole O Salmon, igniting courage and confidence to embrace our purpose and pursue God’s calling with boldness.



    Bio:

    Nicole O. Salmon is an author, speaker, and pastor. Before launching her coaching firm, Nicole worked with organizations serving communities experiencing marginalization for over twenty years. Nicole is a certified life-skills and marriage coach with a bachelor's degree in Christian ministry and certifications in adult learning and cognitive behavioral therapy. Together with her husband, Evon, and their five children, she lives a full and purpose-filled life in Brampton, Ontario.



    Discussed YouTube Sermon:

    Juanita Bynum: No More Sheets

    https://youtu.be/sGCmsETc0bg?si=Y6xndAWr_bzsbuEE



    Anchor Verse:

    Jeremiah 1



    Connect with Nicole:

    Website: https://www.nicoleosalmon.com

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/nicoleosalmon

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/nicoleosalmon



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    • 33 min
    Lina Abujamra's Freedom Story!

    Lina Abujamra's Freedom Story!

    Today's conversation is with Dr. Lina Abujamra, physician, podcaster, speaker, and writer, as she shares insights from her newest study, “A Table in the Wilderness.” Drawing from her rich background and experiences, Lina delves into the transformative power of grace, identity, and community in the journey from darkness to light.



    Hailing from Lebanon, Lina’s journey of faith has been marked by a deep understanding of the sanctifying grace that accompanies salvation. Through her study, “A Table in the Wilderness,” Lina invites listeners to embrace a paradigm shift from performance-driven Christianity to resting in their true identity in Christ.



    In her exploration of Scripture and personal anecdotes, Lina emphasizes the profound revelation that God is most evident in our moments of brokenness and vulnerability. By embracing authenticity and sharing our stories, we unlock the door to true freedom and spiritual growth.



    Anchored in Philippians 1:6, Lina reminds us that our confidence is not derived from ourselves but from the unwavering faithfulness of God. Through the metaphor of tables and food, she highlights the significance of community and fellowship in our spiritual nourishment and growth.



    Listeners are encouraged to step back and examine their motives, recognizing that true connection with God and others stems from a heart surrendered to His presence. Join us as we journey with Dr. Lina Abujamra through the wilderness of life, discovering the abundant grace and transformative power of dwelling at the table of the Lord.



    Bio:

    Dr. Lina Abujamra is a Pediatric Emergency Room doctor who now practices telemedicine full time as well as oversees the ministry of Living With Power.

    For over more than 20 years, Lina has been teaching the Bible and speaking at conferences, retreats, and colleges, both here and overseas. She is the author of several books including her most recent book Don’t Tell Anyone You’re Reading This: A Christian Doctor’s Thoughts on Sex, Shame, and Other Troublesome Issues as well as her Bible Study series Mapping the Footsteps of God.

    Not unfamiliar with pain and brokenness, she has made it her mission to ignite passion for Jesus in the hearts of God’s people, and to help them experience the beauty of Jesus’ healing and the power of hope.

    Through Living With Power Global, Lina is providing medical and humanitarian aid to Lebanese people, refugee communities in Lebanon, and to Ukrainian families displaced by the war. Learn more here.

    Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Lina now calls Chicago home. She is still single and is still a huge Green Bay Packers fan



    Anchor Verse:

    Philippians 1:6

    Isaiah 40-60



    Connect with Lina:

    Website: https://www.livingwithpower.org

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/linaabujamra/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingwithpower/

    Ministry LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/livingwithpower



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    • 36 min

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