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Welcome to Have Hope; Will Travel. We are always traveling somewhere. To work. From school. To another country. Back home. Entire portions of life are viewed through glass windows of cars, busses, and planes. We travel through seasons of life. Seasons of joy, seasons of peace, seasons of pain, seasons of busy, and seasons of calm. Regardless of where we're traveling, regardless of whether hope is easy right now or not, let's travel together and remind each other of the hope we have in Jesus. Grab your bag, let’s go!

Have Hope; Will Travel Have Hope; Will Travel

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to Have Hope; Will Travel. We are always traveling somewhere. To work. From school. To another country. Back home. Entire portions of life are viewed through glass windows of cars, busses, and planes. We travel through seasons of life. Seasons of joy, seasons of peace, seasons of pain, seasons of busy, and seasons of calm. Regardless of where we're traveling, regardless of whether hope is easy right now or not, let's travel together and remind each other of the hope we have in Jesus. Grab your bag, let’s go!

    59 Love and Be Loved [Lena Cebula]

    59 Love and Be Loved [Lena Cebula]

    This week’s podcast episode guest has a story of a hard childhood, rape, and child loss as a teen. Lena Cebula shares about drug addiction and how she got sold in human trafficking and was trafficked to a new continent.







    In the midst of all of that, she had encounters with Jesus and moments of redemption. She wrote a book about her experience and this week on Have Hope; Will Travel she’s sharing some of her stories.















    Questions Addressed:







    * What is human trafficking?* What are some red flags to watch for?* How can we help?* How did you get in?* How did you get out?







    Resources Recommended:







    Fight4Freedom







    Operation Underground Railroad







    Connect with Lena at LoveandBloved.com.







    Connect with Katie at KatieAxelson.com.







    Find The Episode:







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

    {58} Overcoming Human Trafficking [Sariah Hastings]

    {58} Overcoming Human Trafficking [Sariah Hastings]

    January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.







    At Have Hope; Will Travel we’re spreading awareness by hearing the story of Sariah Hastings, an overcomer of human trafficking.















    In this episode Sariah shares her story of being trafficked, trafficking others, and getting out.







    She talks about how and where she met Jesus.







    She offers some tips to parents, to women, and to all of us—teaching us how to recognize what’s happening right in front of us.







    Sariah’s experience is exclusively in the United States, so she connects us with great resources to help prevent human trafficking.







    This woman is a powerhouse with an impactful story you’re going to want to hear!







    Content warning: the episode is not overtly graphic but does discuss mature themes including human trafficking, mental illness, drugs, prostitution, murder, homelessness, and other trauma.







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







    Resources







    House of Hope NH







    211







    Roadmap to Redemption by Rebecca Bender







    No More Games by Sariah Hastings







    Connect with Sariah

    57 What is Kwanzaa? [Sydney James]

    57 What is Kwanzaa? [Sydney James]

    Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa!







    Do you know anything about Kwanzaa? I didn’t before talking to Sydney James of Black on Black Therapy.







    Sydney James, LCSW is the founder of Black On Black Therapy PLLC. As a trauma and anxiety therapist, her services and resources are geared towards elevating mental health and wellness. She promotes cultural healing, nurturing an authentic self-image, and strengthening relationships in her work.







    This week she joins Have Hope; Will Travel to educate us on Kwanzaa.















    In the episode we talk about what Kwanzaa is, why it’s celebrated, how it’s celebrated, and when her family started celebrating.







    Each of the seven days is dedicated to a different principle:







    * Umoja (Unity)* Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)* Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)* Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)* Nia (Purpose)* Kuumba (Creativity)* Imani (Faith)







    We also talk about how Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday not a religious one, why that matters, and why cultural holidays are important.







    Sydney and her family celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa.







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







    Be sure to connect with Sydney at blackonblacktherapy.com, on Facebook, or on Instagram.







    What stuck out to you from learning about Kwanzaa from Sydney? Share in the comments.

    {56} The Advent of Advent

    {56} The Advent of Advent

    There are rhythms to December.







    Both shopping and coming up with our own wishlist.







    Decorating the tree, the house, the yard.







    The first snowfall. The bitter cold.







    The lighting of the Advent candles.















    Why do we celebrate Advent?







    Like where did the tradition come from?







    Why purple/blue candles with one pink? Why a wreath? Why a special calendar?







    And wait, what day does it start?







    What do all those things represent?







    What is the goal and purpose here?







    I have a lot of questions.







    Join me on this week’s episode of Have Hope; Will Travel were I wrestle with these questions and more.







    I promise no answers. But I do have at least a little insight.







    What Advent traditions are your favorite?







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

    {55} World AIDS Day [Lisa Waldman]

    {55} World AIDS Day [Lisa Waldman]

    This week podcast guest and I had no shortage of things to talk about.







    You may be aware Chanukah is happening now (November 28-December 6) but did you know December 1 is World AIDS Day?







    Lisa Waldman is Jewish. Her wife is a Quaker living with HIV. Yes, we talk about it all.















    Some questions addressed:







    * What is Chanukah, why is it celebrated, and how is it celebrated?* How can we participate in undoing the discrimination against the Jewish people?* What is HIV/AIDS?* How can we contribute to ending the stigma for individuals living with HIV?* How do we start conversations with those in our world who are HIV positive?* How can we honor you well?







    Resources referenced:







    * Avert.org* MyJewishLearning.com* GlobalJews.org







    Find the episode:







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







    Connect with Lisa on her website or on Facebook.

    {54} Leaving the Safe Harbor [Tanya Hackney]

    {54} Leaving the Safe Harbor [Tanya Hackney]

    Tanya and her husband were living outside of Atlanta with their two children when they began to dream about a different life.







    They sold their house, left their stationary jobs, and moved their [then] four children onto a boat to set sail on a new adventure.















    They’ve been sailing ever since 2008–raising and homeschooling now five children, traveling to a variety of countries, and living an outdoor lifestyle.







    This week Tanya joins Have Hope; Will Travel podcast as we talk about:







    * Why they chose to leave the American dream* Some of the challenges of being seven people living on a 48-foot boat* Some of the beautiful aspects of nautical life* What to do about mail, driver’s licenses, and ice cream* How they handle hurricane season* How her faith has sustained her through this adventure







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







    Be sure to connect with Tanya on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and her blog.







    Tanya also wrote a book about their experiences and life lessons. You can find Leaving the Safe Harbor: The Risks and Rewards of Raising a Family on a Boat on Amazon and wherever you like to buy books (Pro tip: request it from your local bookstore). It’s on my to-read list and I’m pretty excited about it!







    What’s something you’ve chosen to do even though you were scared? Hit reply or share in the comments.

Customer Reviews

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