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A weekly conversation featuring inspiring, innovative, encouraging, creative people. Some of our guests are famous and others are not. All of them will share insight and experiences to challenge and encourage the listener. If you enjoy hearing from interesting people, the Big Impact is THE podcast for you!

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

A weekly conversation featuring inspiring, innovative, encouraging, creative people. Some of our guests are famous and others are not. All of them will share insight and experiences to challenge and encourage the listener. If you enjoy hearing from interesting people, the Big Impact is THE podcast for you!

    The Incredible Journey of Gerardo Sanchez

    The Incredible Journey of Gerardo Sanchez

    Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 251 - The Incredible Journey of Gerardo Sanchez
    Imagine being 13 years old and being immersed in a frightening middle-of-the-night caravan that had to walk through mountains and valleys in the hope of making it to America and being reunited with your parents.
    Now, add to that surreal experience the added challenge of having your 7-year old brother along with you and having to carry him several hours.
    As you try and wrap your head around that premise, keep this in mind - what Gerardo Sanchez would later discover in America turned out to be even better than the dream he had about living in the US.
    And now you know why the title of this episode is "The Incredible Journey of Gerardo Sanchez."
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    • 43 min
    Us In Mind - Changing Your Marriage w/ Ted Lowe

    Us In Mind - Changing Your Marriage w/ Ted Lowe

    Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 250 - Us In Mind - Changing Your Marriage w/ Ted Lowe as we visit with best-selling author Ted Lowe to explore his new book, "Us In Mind."
    You'll hear about 5 powerful thoughts for improving your marriage. Research shows happy couples think in a way unhappy couples don’t. What if you could ensure your thoughtswere setting you up to love well? You can.
    In Us In Mind: How Changing Your Thoughts Can Change Your Marriage, Ted Lowe will help you and your spouse discover through Scripture, research, and neuroscience a simple way of rethinking your marriage. He’ll lead you to focus on specific intentional thoughts that are designed to help you love well, even when it’s not easy.
    Be assured, this book is not a stuffy lecture. It’s full of humor, real-life examples, and practical application. Whether you love marriage books or hate them, this one holds a fresh perspective on marriage for everybody, offering even the biggest skeptic a relevant takeaway. You can change your marriage by changing how you think, and it’s simpler than you think.
    About Ted Ted Lowe is a speaker, author, and the director of MarriedPeople.org, an organization with the mission of helping you do marriage better. Prior to founding MarriedPeople, he served for almost 10 years as the director of MarriedLife at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. Ted’s latest book for married couples is Us In Mind: How Changing Your Thoughts Can Change Your Marriage. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He lives in Cumming, Georgia, with his five favorite people: his wife, Nancie, and their four children.
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    • 34 min
    Pancakes for Roger - Susan Combs

    Pancakes for Roger - Susan Combs

    Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 249 - Pancakes for Roger - Susan Combs
    Major General Roger Combs was a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who was diagnosed with Agent-Orange-related throat cancer in his later years, which he had been exposed to as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. 
    His daughter and best-selling author, Susan, acted as his caregiver through his final days. In his final treatments, he used a feeding tube for his meals.
     
    One day, she recounts, she found him setting the table for breakfast: “I came downstairs, he was setting the kitchen table for himself and I looked at him rather quizzically and asked what he was doing. He looked at me and said, 'I want pancakes for breakfast.'” Major Roger Combs passed shortly thereafter and never got his pancakes, but Susan was determined to keep his memory alive.
    She's the champion behind the #PancakesforRoger movement, a moving tribute to her late father, which encourages people to share photos of themselves enjoying pancakes on social media to keep her father's memory alive.
    For every post with the hashtag #PancakesforRoger, her company will donate a dollar to the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic, an establishment near and dear to Major Combs's heart. 
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    • 33 min
    David Richman - Cycle of Lives: A Cancer Journey

    David Richman - Cycle of Lives: A Cancer Journey

    Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 248 - David Richman - Cycle of Lives: A Cancer Journey
    An entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and
    philanthropist, David Richman uses the lessons
    learned in his life to enrich and inspire others.
    As a former sedentary, over-weight, smoker, David knew that he needed to focus not on what others wanted out of him, but on what he wanted out of life.

    With his first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, David discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imag-
    ined. Now, David shares the interconnected stories of others overcoming obstacles—specifically cancer—in his second
    book Cycle of Lives.
    Visit david-richman.com to learn more about David’s story
    and mission.
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    • 40 min
    Cesar Perez - The Gruesome Art of Becoming Unbreakable

    Cesar Perez - The Gruesome Art of Becoming Unbreakable

    Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 247 and an inspiring, powerful conversation with best-selling author, Cesar Perez.
    A professional actor with a promising career, Cesar Perez was on a meteoric rise until a drunk driver slammed into his car head-on. He coded on the paramedics more than once on the way to the hospital, and coded again when he arrived.
    It’s a miracle he even survived. Still, he wouldn’t have called it miraculous at the time. In one devastating blow, all his dreams had been ripped away. A severe brain injury had left him almost entirely incapacitated. His right arm was paralyzed. His femur had snapped in two. His face was shattered. He spent months learning how to breathe, eat, walk, and talk all over again. In the midst of it all, his girlfriend left him—the same girlfriend he had been on his way to see that fateful night. But life, ultimately, is a gift.
    Fragile, firm, and beautiful.
    Throughout the course of Cesar’s long, often tortuous recovery, Chase the Light shines with courage, grace, and the resilience of the human spirit—reminding us that every life has meaning and every soul has a purpose, always, even in our darkest moments.
    BUY THE BOOK: Chase the Light: The Gruesome Art of Becoming Unbreakable
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    • 35 min
    Scott Seipel - The Story of A Miracle

    Scott Seipel - The Story of A Miracle

    Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 246 - Scott Seipel - The Story of A Miracle
    We catch up with Scott Seipel, a man who was given 8-12 weeks to live...6 years ago.
    Enjoy his powerful testimony of God's provision for him and his family, bringing him through the darkest of times and now realizing his purpose for living - an share the link with someone you know!
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