6 episodes

What happens when spirituality collides with life? In this podcast, Pastor Emma Nickel of First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, Michigan talks with folks who have experienced a variety of challenges -- from cancer to divorce to adoption -- and hears how their faith has been stretched and shaped by these experiences.

Forging Faith First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak

    • Religion & Spirituality
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What happens when spirituality collides with life? In this podcast, Pastor Emma Nickel of First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, Michigan talks with folks who have experienced a variety of challenges -- from cancer to divorce to adoption -- and hears how their faith has been stretched and shaped by these experiences.

    Values Over Profit

    Values Over Profit

    How can the owner of a company share the rewards with its employees? Kevin searched for a way, but the answer he found didn’t fit the traditional narrative of for-profit businesses. But with his faith leading the way, he is moving ahead to creating an employee-owned company.

    • 29 min
    Faith Meets Depression

    Faith Meets Depression

    When a member of your family endures a debilitating ordeal, your faith gets tested. But those moments can also be a source of strength. Reverend MaryAnn KcKibben Dana, author of Hope: A User’s Manual, talks about how her daughter’s battle with depression affected her spirituality, but also about how it equipped her with the tools to address this challenge.

    • 31 min
    Finding God in a New Country

    Finding God in a New Country

    How does it impact your faith when you uproot your entire life and move to a new continent where you don’t know anybody? Decades ago, Benny immigrated to the United States to forge a fresh start. Along the way, his relationship with God evolved. In this episode, he shares his journey.

    • 24 min
    Faith Meets Cancer

    Faith Meets Cancer

    Few things will test your faith like being diagnosed with a life-changing illness. When Sharon learned she had cancer, it not only changed her relationship with the people around her, but also with God. In this episode, she shares her story.

    • 38 min
    A Twisting Road to Adoption

    A Twisting Road to Adoption

    Adopting a child should be a joyous event, but what happens when the process doesn’t go as planned? Melissa and her husband were entrusted with the care of an infant, only to have the child’s birth mother change her mind. The ensuing court proceedings left her drained and affected her relationship with God – until she got a phone call about another baby. In the episode, she recounts the story.

    • 28 min
    Coming Soon: Forging Faith

    Coming Soon: Forging Faith

    What happens when spirituality collides with life? In this podcast, Pastor Emma Nickel of First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, Michigan talks with folks who have experienced a variety of challenges -- from cancer to divorce to adoption -- and hears how their faith has been stretched and shaped by these experiences.

    • 1 min

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Resonated with this adoptive mom

Thanks to Meiissa and Pastor Emma for this episode. As an adoptive parent I found myself thinking about the process my husband and I went through to become parents listening to this episode.

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