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We’re always traveling somewhere. To work. From school. To another country. Back home. When we travel we get to know individuals who are different than we are, we hear stories that are different than ours, and the world becomes a smaller place. Let’s travel together, get to know people, and learn to love well. For more information, visit KatieAxelson.com.

Have Hope; Will Travel Katie Axelson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

We’re always traveling somewhere. To work. From school. To another country. Back home. When we travel we get to know individuals who are different than we are, we hear stories that are different than ours, and the world becomes a smaller place. Let’s travel together, get to know people, and learn to love well. For more information, visit KatieAxelson.com.

    {67} Being Called for Jury Duty [Katie Axelson]

    {67} Being Called for Jury Duty [Katie Axelson]

    Well friend, this week it’s just you and me! On this episode of Have Hope; Will Travel, we’re talking about my recent experience with jury duty.







    Did you just groan a little inside? Let’s talk about why we have that negative reaction and what we can do about it.







    Join us today as we talk about what it means to bring curiosity and dignity to those involved in the justice system—from the court workers, to the defendant, and to the wider community affected by the crime in question.























    Topics Addressed







    * Why is everyone so negative in response to being called for jury duty?* What is it like as a pastor, as another human, to be faced with a murder trial?* What does it mean to bring justice to both sides?* My questions that go beyond the courtroom:* Why were the people of color and women dismissed from jury selection?* What is the deeper story of the man (the defendant) sitting in front of me? * What was the deeper story of the other man (the victim)?* What does it look like to allow today’s circumstances to impact your growth?















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    It would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to leave a review of Have Hope; Will Travel. Not only do they make me feel good, reviews are how other listeners find the show and how other guests know their stories will be safe here. Think of it as your part to helping us find fun guests (we also take recommendations if you have ideas of who or what perspective you want to hear on the show let me know on Instagram).

    {66} Redemption and Empowerment [Crystal Daye]

    {66} Redemption and Empowerment [Crystal Daye]

    This week we’re traveling to Jamaica to hear Crystal Daye’s story of growing up in inner city Kingston.







    In the episode, we’re taking on hard topics including poverty, molestation, abortion, and murder.







    Crystal also shares her story of redemption and her passion for empowering women.















    Topics Addressed







    * The religious and social culture of Jamaica* How Crystal met Jesus and what that meant in her life* How things like molestation and abortion affected her* What did healing look like?* How can we be supportive of someone with similar experiences?* What is a true, empowered woman?







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    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and your favorite podcasting app. Or read the transcript.







    Connect with Crystal







    Be sure to connect with Crystal Daye on her website, Instagram, and Facebook. Be sure to explore some of the books by Dayelight Publishers.







    Leave a Review







    It would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to leave a review of Have Hope; Will Travel. Not only do they make me feel good, reviews are how other listeners find the show and how other guests know their stories will be safe here. Think of it as your part to helping us find fun guests (we also take recommendations if you have ideas of who or what perspective you want to hear on the show let me know on Instagram).

    {65} A Bridge Between the Deaf and Hearing Communities [Ezelis Sanderson]

    {65} A Bridge Between the Deaf and Hearing Communities [Ezelis Sanderson]

    Ezelis Sanderson is a CODA, a Child of Deaf Adults, and from an early age felt that God has given her a purpose to be a bridge between the Deaf and hearing communities. Today she is an American Sign Language interpreter, wife, and mother of two kids—one who is Deaf and one who is a CODA too.







    I’ve known Ezelis since college where we both majored in our first languages. I’m excited to get to share her with you in this episode.







    A special note: It is important to us at Have Hope; Will Travel that our audio podcasts are both accessible and inclusive. We release a transcript in the show notes of every single episode. Scroll down to find the transcript of this week’s episode.































    Topics Discussed:







    * What is a CODA?* Why is being a CODA significant?* Some differences between Deaf culture and hearing culture* Tips for working with an interpreter* How did Deaf and hearing folks talk on the phone before video calls?* What is life like as both a CODA and a parent of a Deaf child?* How to embrace your child’s deafness* What Ezelis wishes everyone knew about CODA life* How to support the Deaf community







    Resources:







    * ASL for Free Program at Gallaudet University* The Regional Early Acquisition of Language Program* Oscar-Winning Movie: CODA







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    See Ezelis sign on Instagram.

    {64} Rewriting Your Story [Paul Forchione]

    {64} Rewriting Your Story [Paul Forchione]

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    The stories we tell ourselves are powerful. Sometimes those stories even have to compete with negative narratives coming our way from the people around us. Today we’re talking with Paul Forchione, who has spent his life rewriting the script set before him and now he helps others do the same.







    Paul who was born with cerebral palsy and it was so severe that the doctors told his mom that he would never be able to walk. Thank goodness for a wonderful mom and a great mindset that wasn’t his story. He was able to overcome it and is now able to live a very active life. It wasn’t easy however, to get to that point. Today as a Mindset Coach, Paul shares his story with his clients to help them rewrite their own stories to go after their true dreams and desires.















    Topics Addressed:







    * The power of a relentless mom* The importance of honoring your commitments * How setting a sports goal changed his entire social environment* The one thing he wishes everyone knew* How the simple act of gratitude can change the course of your day* How to overcome limiting beliefs (because we all have them)















    Connect with Paul:







    You can connect with Paul on Facebook, Instagram , LinkedIn, YouTube. To join his Facebook Group Rewrite Your Story, click here. To get your free guide to How to Rewrite Your Story, visit his website here.















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    {63} One Woman's Story of Evacuating Kyiv [Anastasia Vladychynska]

    {63} One Woman's Story of Evacuating Kyiv [Anastasia Vladychynska]

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    It was a totally normal day. Until it wasn’t.







    This week on Have Hope; Will Travel we’re journeying to and across Europe hearing Anastasia Vladychynska’s story of evacuating Kyiv, Ukraine, less than a month ago.















    Topics Addressed







    * How did you decide it was time to leave Kyiv and where did you go?* Do you think negotiations with Russia are possible?* Some cultural differences between Ukraine and Russia* Are you seeking refugee status?* What do you wish everyone knew?* How does the war and evacuating affect your relationship with God?* What should we say (and not say)?* How can we be supportive from the other side of the world?







    How to Help







    The Ukrainian people are not used to asking for help. It is not their culture. The best way to support right now is attending the customer service webinars Anastasia and her coworkers are putting on. These women are professionals in their field sharing their gifts with the world and making all of their income online.







    Anastasia also said she would be willing to accept a thank you gift for her time. You can donate via credit card through the webinar portal (adjust the dollar amount you would like to spend). I will also pass along anything collected via PayPal until the end of March.







    Support will go Anastasia to be used for her personal needs and the needs of the friends she is supporting across Europe.







    Connect with Anastasia







    You can connect with Anastasia on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and through the webinars.







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    {62} Tensions in Tradition: Discussing South Asian Culture [Chris Bhadra]

    {62} Tensions in Tradition: Discussing South Asian Culture [Chris Bhadra]

    It’s officially March, which means we’re getting hints of spring here in Minnesota, and it’s also Women’s History Month in the United States.







    I think my conversation with Chris Bhadra is a great way to kick off Women’s History Month. Chris has her PhD, is a trained Indian contemporary dancer, writer, podcaster, and a self-admittedly horrible cook. Born in India, now living in Australia, Chris educates us about South Asian culture and shares her views about the nuanced struggles women face in this culture.















    Topics Addressed:







    * The everyday battle for women to take on an empowering mindset* The general attitudes of men in positions of power in South Asia* How Chris chooses to confront gender inequality* The differences of living in India and Australia* The beauty of coming from a long cultural heritage * Sustainable ways to help the world in the areas of religion, family, and society







    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and your favorite podcasting app. Or read the transcript.















    Connect with Chris:







    You can find Chris on Facebook or Instagram, or her blog. She’s happy to connect you with resources related to the topics discussed in this episode.







    You can also engage with her podcast Coconut Chats on Youtube, Facebook, or Instagram.

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