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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
    • 4.8 • 19 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.

    {84} Suffering Redeemed [Karis Meier]

    {84} Suffering Redeemed [Karis Meier]

    Is suffering redeemable? That’s the big question we’re tackling this week with guest Karis Meier. In this episode of Have Hope; Will Travel Karis shares her own experience with chronic illness, how it has affected her relationship with God, and her perspective on suffering—as someone with some first-hand experience.















    Topics Addressed:









    * Help us understand what life is like with chronic illness.







    * How do you separate yourself from your illness?







    * What’s supportive? What isn’t actually supportive?







    * Is suffering redeemable?







    * What advice do you have for those struggling with hope?









    Connect with Karis







    Connect with Karis at KarisMeier.com.







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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.







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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. 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).

    {83} Realizing You Are Worthy [Emily Louis]

    {83} Realizing You Are Worthy [Emily Louis]

    Emily is an unlikely worthiness coach who specializes in helping people stop feeling like they aren’t enough so that they can confidently be themselves. She joins us this week on Have Hope; Will Travel podcast to share about her experience growing up in a cult church, leaving said church and community, and restoring her relationship with God after spiritual trauma.















    Topics Addressed:







    * Identifying and leaving a cult church* Starting over with a new community* How did being part of a cult church affected your relationship with God?* It’s ok to question your theology, even when it feels like you’re questioning God* What has it looked like to grow to be yourself?* What does it mean to be worthy?







    Resources:







    Free resources from Emily at EmilyKLouis.com.







    Find the Podcast







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







    Leave a Review







    It would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to leave a review of Have Hope; Will Travel. 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).

    {82} Living an Altered Story [Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch]

    {82} Living an Altered Story [Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch]

    We say it every week: your story matters. How you tell your story matters. What you believe about your story matters. This week’s guest is a storytelling consultant who shares about how she overcame sexual abuse and survived a childhood cult. She offers us some advice on how to alter our stories from trauma and hurt to healing and redemption.















    Topics Addressed







    * How did you recognize you were involved in a cult?* What did the process of leaving look like?* How was having been in a cult shaped your worldview?* What has overcoming looked like?* Why does sharing our story matter?* How do we tell our stories in a way that’s honoring to all involved?* Based on your experiences, what do you wish everyone knew?







    Find the Episode







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







    Connect with Mischelle







    Find Mischelle at Alterstories.org.







    Start a Conversation







    Conversations like the ones you hear on Have Hope; Will Travel don’t have to be limited to a podcast. You can have them yourself. Let me help you get started with seven simple questions to start a conversation with someone in your world. Download them here.

    {81} Finding Freedom in Sexuality and the Church [Keith Menhinick]

    {81} Finding Freedom in Sexuality and the Church [Keith Menhinick]

    This week’s guest and I have spent a lot of hours together—studying, traveling, and theologizing. We went to college together, served in ministry together, and studied abroad together. This week on Have Hope; Will Travel podcast we’re inviting you into the conversation as we talk about God and LGBTQ+.







    Rev. Dr. Keith A. Menhinick is a pastor, theologian, scholar, a professor at Emory University, and a friend. He’s a lot of fun, and I think you’re going to really enjoy him.















    Key Questions Addressed







    * What has your coming out journey looked like?* How do you reconcile your faith and your sexuality?* What is the church’s role in diversity and inclusion?* What feels supportive to you?







    Connect with Keith







    You can find on Instagram @keithamen.







    Find the Podcast







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







    Start a Conversation







    Conversations like the ones you hear on Have Hope; Will Travel don’t have to be limited to a podcast. You can have them yourself. Let me help you get started with seven simple questions to start a conversation with someone in your world. Download them here.

    {80} Pros and Cons of Adoption [Evening Snow]

    {80} Pros and Cons of Adoption [Evening Snow]

    Evening Snow is the oldest of 13 children. When she was adopted from Ethiopia, she joined the Snow family to become the oldest of 8. In this episode Evening shares about her transition from Ethiopia to the United States, learning English as her third language, and how her legal and biological ages are different. We also unpack complex topics including adoption and suicide.















    Key Topics Addressed







    * Being adopted as an older child* Life as the oldest of 13 children* Advice for parents wanting to adopt* Boundaries with international family* Losing her mom to suicide







    Connect with Evening







    You can find Evening on Instagram and Facebook.







    Find the Podcast







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







    Start a Conversation







    Conversations like the ones you hear on Have Hope; Will Travel don’t have to be limited to a podcast. You can have them yourself. Let me help you get started with seven simple questions to start a conversation with someone in your world. Download them here.

    {79} White Girl Learning [Marla Taviano]

    {79} White Girl Learning [Marla Taviano]

    This week we welcome back Marla Taviano for the second part of the conversation we had in episode {76}. This time we’re talking about race–two women sharing their journeys to becoming antiracists.















    Topics Addressed:







    * What is White Girl Learning?* Why becoming an antiracist matters* What we can do to make the world a more inclusive place (yes, the answer involves listening to Have Hope; Will Travel so high five, you’re already doing it)* Books to start reading







    Find the Podcast







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







    Connect with Marla







    You can find Marla on Instagram at @marlataviano and @whitegirllearning, on Twitter @marlataviano or at Itsmemarla.com.







    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 in 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).

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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What an amazing find! For both guest and listeners alike, Katie has cultivated an online environment where there is an effortlessly warm welcome for all. The conversations are thoughtful, intentional and deep diving—without being overwhelming by any means. It feels like having a cup of coffee with an old friend you’ve known for ages—and find out new and beautiful things about them as you sip. The “pull up a chair” air about each show makes you truly feel like you’re not alone listening to a podcast, but indeed right beside the host and guest alike, learning about each guest as you in turn learn about yourself. So thankful to have found this one! Katie is such a gem!!

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