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Everyone has a story. Behind the Mike: Conversations of Hope is the place to hear stories from our guests, that will encourage and inspire you. We believe that sharing personal stories about overcoming challenges can offer all of us hope. Our goal is to encourage you to dream big, focus on Jesus, and keep moving forward when life knocks you down. We all deal with challenges and struggles--from fear and anxiety to addiction and doubt. Subscribe to Behind the Mike: Conversations of Hope and share with your friends who could use a dose of hope and encouragement as we all do life together! Remember, if your life is grounded in Jesus, even in the darkest time, there is HOPE.

Behind the Mike: Conversations of Hope Mike Stone

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings

Everyone has a story. Behind the Mike: Conversations of Hope is the place to hear stories from our guests, that will encourage and inspire you. We believe that sharing personal stories about overcoming challenges can offer all of us hope. Our goal is to encourage you to dream big, focus on Jesus, and keep moving forward when life knocks you down. We all deal with challenges and struggles--from fear and anxiety to addiction and doubt. Subscribe to Behind the Mike: Conversations of Hope and share with your friends who could use a dose of hope and encouragement as we all do life together! Remember, if your life is grounded in Jesus, even in the darkest time, there is HOPE.

    #056 - Hillary Morgan Ferrer (Mama Bear Apologetics) | "Are Your Kids Walking Away from Their Faith?"

    #056 - Hillary Morgan Ferrer (Mama Bear Apologetics) | "Are Your Kids Walking Away from Their Faith?"

    Today’s guest offers a sobering statistic that should make us all sit up and take notice. “45%-48% of youth leave the church after their freshman year in college and never return.” They never return!
    If you are a parent, a grandparent, or simply a follower of Jesus, this should sound the alarm! When are children challenged about their faith, what will they say?  Do they know why they believe what they believe?

    We all know our world has its temptations, but today, our culture is not only making sin more tempting but is also normalizing it.  Anyone who disagrees is hateful, self-righteous, or divisive.
    It’s not enough that our kids are growing up in a Christian environment. Growing up in church and Sunday School will not give them a “free pass”!
    1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 
    Hilary Morgan Ferrer is the Founder and CEO of Mama Bear Apologetics. Mama bears are known to nurture and protect their young.  That’s what Mama Bear Apologetics is all about.
    If you are a physical mother or a spiritual mother, this episode is for you.  Fathers and father figures, this is for you.  Your child’s faith foundation begins with you.

    MORE ABOUT MAMA BEAR APOLOGETICS:

    Website:  https://mamabearapologetics.com/

    Books:  https://mamabearapologetics.com/book/

    Mama Bear Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mama-bear-apologetics/id1178373026?itsct=podcast_box_badge&itscg=30200&ls=1

    Elizabeth Urbanowicz (Careful Thinking Curriculum):
    https://foundationworldview.com/blog/7-lies-your-kids-will-believe-unless-you-do-something


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    #055 - Brandon Scott - No Longer Defined by My 600-lb Life

    #055 - Brandon Scott - No Longer Defined by My 600-lb Life

    Most of us carry around the weight of burdens we are not meant to carry. Maybe it's our past, maybe it's our present circumstances. However, God provides freedom through Jesus Christ.

    Maybe no one understands this better than Brandon Scott. While weighing nearly 700 pounds, Brandon watched the TLC series, "My 600-lb Life", not realizing that one day he would be on the show himself.

    It was through the loving prompting from his girlfriend that made Brandon contact the show. His life was about to change.  He had the gift of music but he was unable to walk from the church parking lot to the church building. His girlfriend had to drop him off at the church doors. How was he supposed to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer/songwriter?

    Brandon's story will inspire anyone who has ever struggled with challenges that weigh us down and keep up from doing what God has called us to do!


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    Instagram:  https://instagram.com/thereal_brandonscott?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    TikTok:  https://www.tiktok.com/@b.scottmusic?_t=8UQCxd2MVUU&_r=1

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    #054 - Ryan Bomberger - Roe v. Wade Ruling Brings Life

    #054 - Ryan Bomberger - Roe v. Wade Ruling Brings Life

    OUR GUEST:

    Ryan Bomberger is an Emmy® Award-winning Creative Professional who founded The Radiance Foundation (TRF), a life-affirming 501c3, along with his wife, Bethany. He is an international public speaker, columnist, educator, broadcast media designer, producer, and author of the powerful book, Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong.

    OUR TOPIC:
    Roe v Wade Overturned to Life
    Since the 1973 ruling by the Supreme Court, it is estimated that over 63 million babies have legally been aborted.  63 million lives for which  God had a plan.  63 million lives that never had a chance to experience life.

    Ryan Bomberger states that he was "conceived in rape, but  adopted in love." Ryan's birth mom experienced the horror and violence of rape yet she courageously gave him a chance to live and the beautiful gift of adoption.

    He was adopted at 6 weeks of age and grew up in a loving, multi-“racial” Christian family of 15. With siblings of varying ethnicities, he grew up with a great appreciation for diversity. Ten of the thirteen children were adopted by this remarkable family. His life defies the myth of the “unwanted” child as he was adopted, loved, and flourished.
    MORE INFO:
    The Radiance FoundationPro-Life Kids.comAdoptedAndLoved.comNot Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong bookSOCIAL MEDIA:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/radiancefoundationTwitter - https://twitter.com/lifehaspurposeYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/radiancefoundationInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/radiancefoundation/SPONSOR:

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    #053 - Tammy Stone - Intro to Season 5 & Updates

    #053 - Tammy Stone - Intro to Season 5 & Updates

    We've been gone for about 10 months, but we're back! 

    In this intro episode, you will hear from my wife, Tammy, as we share where we've been, where we are headed, and some new things going on with the podcast!

    Behind The Mike website:  https://BehindTheMike.net


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    #052 - Kurt Beach | Finding Purpose in Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    #052 - Kurt Beach | Finding Purpose in Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Kurt Beach joins us, along with his daughter Mikayla Beach, to encourage listeners to shift their focus away from their troubles and toward a more positive, faith-driven life.

    Kurt was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and told he would probably be in a wheelchair by his mid-30's.  Instead, Kurt took on the biggest physically challenging race of his life.

    "Searching for Every Step: Finding Purpose in Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy" documents Kurt's life journey from diagnosis to his recent victory over the fears in his life that kept him from the dreams that God gave him.

    Mikayla also talks about her dad and his journey, and how she aspires to be like him in that she doesn't believe we should ever discount the desires that God places in our hearts.

    Listen in, share it with your friends, and order Kurt's book to get the full story behind our conversation.

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    #051 - Todd Morrison | A Profound Mercy: Finding Redemption in the Despair of Our Own Doing - Part 2

    #051 - Todd Morrison | A Profound Mercy: Finding Redemption in the Despair of Our Own Doing - Part 2

    Todd grew up in a Christian family as a missionary kid. Then one day, his father told Todd that he was gay. His parents divorced and abandoned him. Todd became a high-end cocaine dealer until Jesus met him right were he was.

    In part 2, Todd shares another struggle as a pastor--painkiller addiction. Even as he tried to justify this use, he knew he needed help.  God continued to show Todd that He is always there, always pursuing him.

    Maybe you can relate to some of Todd's story; maybe you can't. Regardless, we are all in the same boat--we are all sinners who desperately need a Savior.  Listen to Todd's story and hear how there is hope for every one of us, regardless of what our past looks like.

    You can order Todd's book, "A Profound Mercy:  Finding Redemption in the Despair of our Own Doing" by visiting Todd's website or ordering directly on Amazon.

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Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

42 Ratings

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Listen to this to learn and be encouraged!

This is the first podcast for me and I really look forward to each show. It really does encourage me and I’ve also thought more deeply about topics I’ve not thought much about before. Highly recommend!

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Encouraging!

i love the stories each week! great guests and host.

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Mike brings amazing guests to his show and does a wonderful job interviewing them. I live in Maryland and am a regular listener. I tell everyone I know about his show.

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