My hope for my podcast is to ignite in you a love to read, deepen your longing to learn, and cultivate your desire to grow. Grow deeper in your faith and stronger in your relationships. Just like a tree, your deep roots will help you withstand life’s unexpected storms as well as propel you to reach new heights. I look forward to digging deeper because Depth Matters.
150. My Best Yes -- Jodi Rosser
Do you have margin in your schedule? Do you have white space on your calendar where you have flexibility and can move appointments around or are you so busy and packed that you are at full capacity with no wiggle room?
Oh friends, I feel like this is a struggle for many women and especially it has been a struggle for me over the years. And I remember reading back in 2015, Lysa Terkeurst’s book, *The Best Yes. So I have some nuggets to truth to share with you her book as well as My Best Yes for this Fall. You don’t want to miss this important announcement.
Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Lysa’s book: *The Best Yes. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://kingsumo.com/g/dbegp3/the-best-yes-giveaway
*Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
149. Hope Always -- Dr. Matthew Sleeth
Have you ever had to have a tough conversation with a loved one? Maybe it was about their physical health? Perhaps it was about their emotional or mental health.
Sometimes these conversations can be really difficult, so I am so thankful that Dr. Matthew Sleeth is back on the podcast, and he is going to talk about his book, *Hope Always: How to be a force for life in a culture of suicide. September is Suicide Prevention Month and each year on the podcast, I try to highlight one episode where I give ideas or tools or share about this subject that is just not talked a lot about, especially in the church.
So today, I am excited for you to hear from Matthew and just the practical tools he gives us on how to have these tough conversations, how to enter into the conversation as well as how to help them. He is a medical doctor and worked in the emergency room for many years, so he brings a unique perspective. So again, I know this subject is hard to talk about, but I want to give voice to this because lives matter, and I want us to be a help to those that are struggling.
Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Dr. Sleeth's book: *Hope Always. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://kingsumo.com/g/e2zxia/hope-always-giveaway
Link to Depth Podcast Episode 99: *I Love Jesus, But I Want To Die
by Sarah J. Robinson Link to Depth Podcast Episode 49: *Fear Gone Wild: A Story of Mental
Illness, Suicide, and Hope Through Loss By Kayla Stoecklein It is fun to have Matthew back on the Podcast! If you missed my first conversation about his book, *Reforesting Faith please check out Episode 112 on the Depth podcast. I love what he shares about trees.
Matthew Sleeth, M.D., a former emergency room physician and chief of the hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about faith and health. Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than one thousand churches, campuses, and events, including serving as a monthly guest preacher at the Washington National Cathedral.
Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation's most influential Christian leaders, Dr. Sleeth is the executive director of Blessed Earth and author of numerous articles and books, He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with Nancy, his wife of forty years. Their grown children serve with their families in full-time parish ministry and as medical missionaries in Africa. You can connect with Matthew on his Blessed Earth Web site.
*Note: If you are interested in purchasing these books, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
148. Going in depth about Depth -- Adam Colwell
Have you ever worked with a coach? Maybe it was for a team sport. Or perhaps it was with a singing or writing coach.
I am so excited to introduce you to my writing coach, Adam Colwell. He is my guest on the podcast this week, and we're going to go in depth about my book, Depth! I am so excited for you to hear a little bit of the process of the book editing and coaching near the end of this 5-year journey with the book. We will share some of the behind the scenes. I cannot wait for you to hear the parts that change from the original draft to the final one as well as redundancies and book clarity. He truly gives so much wisdom.
If you are a writer, you definitely do not want to miss this episode. We also talk a lot about waiting and God’s perfect timing; a message I need in the middle of this shipping delay. I think you are going to learn so much from him.
To learn more about this book, Depth, click this link to Jodi’s website!
Adam Colwell is an encourager and motivator whose passion is to help writers and authors tell their stories in their unique voice and style. He was honored to be chosen by Jodi to coach her as she wrote her book, and he is so excited to see what God is going to do in the lives of her readers. As a ghostwriter and editor, Adam has completed 59 book manuscripts with his clients for publication since 2013, and he is currently working on nine more book manuscripts. To learn more about Adam, go to www.adamcolwellwriteworks.com or connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-colwell/
147. Reading Chapter 1 of DEPTH -- Jodi Rosser
Have you ever felt heartbreak? Deep heartbreak? Has life turned out differently than you hoped or expected? Is loss or grief a part of your story? Oh friend, I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to walk through heartbreak. So, God placed on my heart a book to offer hope to a hurting heart and it releases this week.
So, I thought today, that I would read Chapter 1 of the book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength.
I dedicated this book:
To the woman whose life has just been shattered,
to the hurting heart whose whole world changed in an instant,
to the grieving soul who struggles to get out of bed, I understand.
I see you. I am one of you. I wrote this book for you.
Praying this book brings hope to another hurting heart! I am excited to be giving away a copy of my first book! All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://kingsumo.com/g/azvsgk/depth-book-giveaway
To hear more behind the scenes about my book, check out Depth Podcast Episode 146.
146. Behind the Scenes for DEPTH -- Maile & Jodi
Has God ever asked you to do something completely out of your comfort zone? Well, I feel like He has asked me to do that a couple times. The first one was with this podcast, and I cannot believe that I am celebrating the third year of the podcast this week. That was a leap of faith for me when I started this podcast three years ago. It is super exciting!
The second example would be my book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength. I feel like God placed that on my heart five years ago in 2017. So I am so excited for this episode because we are going to trace all the God moments that happened from the book idea to the writing of it, to the editing and re-writing of it, to the waiting and to the publishing and all the prayers too! I am excited to talk with my college roommate, Maile, and she is going to interview me and ask me questions about the book.
I hope you can see and trace God’s hands and fingerprints all over the process these last five years. So I am really excited for this special behind the scenes episode about my book, Depth.
This is your last week to pre-order my book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength and receive the special pre-order gifts too. My friend DJ painted a beautiful picture of a tree with deep roots.
Please click this link to redeem your pre-order gifts.
Here is link to Depth Podcast Episode 39 with my friend, Danya about giving to Proverbs 31 Ministries.
Here is a link to blog post about the beautiful tree with broken glass that hangs by my front door. It is called When Brokenness Leads to Depth.
To hear more about behind the scenes about the Depth Podcast, here is a link to both my first year and second year birthday celebration episodes.
Depth Podcast Episode 47: Special Behind the Scenes Episode for the one year birthday of the podcast.
Depth Podcast Episode 97: The Depth Podcast is Two Years Old! Cannot wait for you to hear more behind the scene stories the last two years.
145. God's Connection Are Powerful, His Timing Perfect -- Kathe & Jodi
Have you ever met someone and immediately connected with them? It almost felt like a divine appointment, like you were supposed to have met them.
I am so excited to have Kathe Wunnenberg back on the podcast. I interviewed her back in 2020 and we are going to share a little bit about how God has connected us. I just love His perfect timing as well as his fingerprints all over how our relationship began. I cannot wait for you to hear the wisdom from my mentor and hear how God’s connections are powerful.
My book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength is releasing at the end of August. So this month, I wanted to share a little bit about the three storylines in the book. My miscarriage back in 2006 was my first heartbreak. Kathe’s book, *Grieving the Child I Never Knew, was a big part of my healing and eventually I can trace back the beginning of my book ministry to this book! So, I hope you enjoy this conversation with Kathe! If you are interested in pre-ordering my book, here is a link to Depth on Amazon.
Also, I share more about my miscarriage and Baby Grace on an episode with my friend Yvonne, the very first year the podcast began. Here is a link to Depth Podcast Episode 5.
Lastly, I want to share a link to my first conversation with Kathe on the Depth Podcast back in 2020. Here is a link to Depth Podcast Episode 53.
Kathe Wunnenberg is the founder and president of Hopelifters Unlimited. She is a speaker, writer, leader, and connector known for her ability to offer creative solutions for real life problems. The author of *Hopelifter, *Grieving the Loss of a Loved One, and *Grieving the Child I Never Knew, Kathe lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family.
*Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
Encouragement for you!
Need some encouragement?Jodi has a joy and compassion for equipping and loving others. This enthusiasm and faith draws you in with each interview. She has a variety of guests and topics so there is something for everyone. She is vulnerable as her guests are which allows her to address challenges and the need for deep roots in the storms. You won’t be disappointed.
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Thank you for presenting such a variety of guests and their insights. My perspectives have been broadened and my faith encouraged through these interviews!
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