Everyone has a story. Everyone has been in the ring with discouragement, disappointment, and defeat at some point in life. But what about when the round is over and the bell rings for the last time? How do you get back up? Join host LeAnn Bussey as she chats with women from all walks of life and asks this one simple question -- What is your get up story? From marriage to business ventures to parenting and everything in between, LeAnn brings a guest on the show each week to discuss all areas of this thing called life. We believe you will be encouraged through the stories of these women and their resiliency to keep fighting. So come on, girl, it's time to get up!
16 | Angie Haigler
Pull up a chair as Angie Haigler graces us with her presence on the podcast today. If you have the honor of knowing Angie, you know what a light she is. And if you don't know her yet, you will feel like you are sitting in her living room by the end of this conversation!
Angie discusses her faith walk with Jesus from an abusive childhood environment to living the fast-paced life as teen and young adult to encountering the love of God in a raw and real way. Her walk with Jesus led her straight into full time ministry where she and her husband now pastor a church that has changed the face of their city.
Church: Check out Justin and Angie's church here
Read: Chasing Daylight
Pop Culture: Prince | King of Pop | Open Eyes
** If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, we encourage you to call the National Domestic Violence hotline or visit their website here **
15 | Jacqueline
Join me as I chat with Jacqueline, a survivor of the sex industry. Today, Jacqueline so bravely shares her testimony of her life in the sex trade, how she made it out, and what God has done in and through her on the other side. Jacqueline is not only a survivor, but she is now an advocator for those who have walked this road and those who are still in exploitation.
LISTENER DISCRETION ADVISED:
This episode contains sensitive content related to sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. We advise listeners be over the age of 13.
RESOURCES ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
Organizations: a21 campaign | Treasures | Hookers for Jesus | Polaris Project | Children of the Night
Documentaries: Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (faith based) | I Am Jane Doe
Reads: Scars & Stilletos | Trophy of Grace (Both faith based)
Stats: Here | Here | and Here
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
1. Pray. Seek God on how you can get involved. Maybe it is through serving with an organization. Maybe it is giving financially or with your time. Maybe it is being a prayer warrior and partner with others in your community. There are so many ways to be involved!
2. Educate yourself & others! Have the discussion with your family, friends, and co workers. Know the signs and how to report.
3. Give. Find an organization that is on the ground and give! Whether that is financially, donations, or giving of your time, your gifts, your skills .. whatever it may be, there are plenty of ways for you to give!
14 | Betsy Haddox
Join me as I chat with my friend, Betsy Haddox! Betsy is the author of over 15 novels and novellas. As a divorce and single mama survivor, Betsy has a deep rooted passion to seeing women restored in Christ. Today, Betsy speaks on healing from the trauma of divorce, navigating life as a single parent, and how Jesus restored and returned everything that was lost to the fullest. Betsy speaks with peace, passion, and courage as she shares her story. I hope your heart is encouraged today!
Read: Wild at Heart | Captivating
Connect with Betsy here and here and here
Reads from Betsy: Love Arrives in Pieces | The Key to Love
Other reads mentioned: The Story of With | Chaos Can't
Pop culture references: Cadbury Eggs | Ice Ice Baby
13 | Peri Reed
Get ready to laugh today as I chat with my soul sista, Peri Reed (but just wait until you hear her full name). Peri oozes joy because she knows what it is like to go through the fire and come out on the other side without even smelling of smoke. Today she shares her testimony of losing her father at a young age and how that changed the trajectory of her choices and her lifestyle well into her adult years. She speaks on the detrimental effects of abuse and trauma, the power of healing through Jesus Christ and, of course ... the Twilight Saga.
12 | Rachel Searcy
In this episode, I have a conversation with my SISTER. And when I say "sister", I don't mean a best friend that I consider a sister. I mean that we share actual DNA. Rachel shares today about a tragic ATV accident that changed the course of her life. She speaks from all aspects of her experience: from the physical challenges to the emotional and mental hurdles to the spiritual battle that took place. Rachel was told by doctors that she would have permanent physical and mental complications from the accident but God had another agenda. Rachel stands on this side of her experience with no complications and an incredible testimony of healing and faith. Obviously I am biased but I think she is top-notch.
11 | Shera Dye
For this episode, I chat with my sister from another mister, Shera Dye. She discusses her experiences with abandonment from an early age, surviving a miscarriage in her late teens, and a car accident that should have taken her life but, instead, led her back to Jesus. By a miracle of God, she not only survived but she THRIVED. She defied everything the doctors said would plague her for the rest of her life. And today, she shares her recovery journey physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Beyond Awkward Side Hugs by Bronwyn Lea
America's Expiration Date by Cal Thomas
Enter Wild by Carlos Whittaker
Connect with Shera!
FB: Shera Dye
So encouraging and uplifting. LeAnn is the best.
Incredible podcast! Encouraging on all levels! Can’t wait to hear more!
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WOW! So so so encouraged by this story and the impact it had made on so many peoples lives. Thank you so mush LeAnn & Mo for sharing!! Excited to hear more incredible stories!