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Hope Along The Journey Mark Cravens

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A ministry of encouragement and inspiration for those who hunger for hope. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mark-cravens7/support

    Ep. 91 Ruth Darland on Dealing with Anxiety

    Ep. 91 Ruth Darland on Dealing with Anxiety

    Anxiety is an issue that a number of people deal with in their lives. For some, anxiety may be linked to an underlying health issue that may need medical treatment. But for many, anxiety is an emotion that all of us have to deal with at times and there are steps we can take to help us overcome it. Listen as Christian Counselor, Ruth Darland, shares her insight on how to deal with anxiety in our lives.

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    Ep. 90 - Karissa Ryan on Ministering to the Kentucky Flood Victims

    Ep. 90 - Karissa Ryan on Ministering to the Kentucky Flood Victims

    Karissa Rayan, who serves as an assistant program manager with Samaritan's Purse U.S. Disaster Relief, shares an emotive account of the flooding and relief efforts that have taken place in Southeastern Kentucky.   In the worst of times, God is at work, and a number of people are looking to Christ, the true hope of the world!


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    Ep. 89 Kristin Clouse on Restoration and Wholeness after Sexual Abuse

    Ep. 89 Kristin Clouse on Restoration and Wholeness after Sexual Abuse

    As a child, Kristin's childhood was filled with pain and loneliness. Searching and hungering for a family, she became very close to a family that had an unhealthy family secret, a secret that she would sadly come to know.  After two years of sexual abuse, Krisin't life continued to spiral downward and further abuse would become part of her heartbreaking story.  Trying to numb all the pain in her life, she plunged into a life of drugs and alcohol. Thankfully, Kristin came to know Christ and his transforming power at work in her life. Today, she is a Christian counselor who has a heart and passion to share with others the truth that God is a restorative God!

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    Healing for our Soul Garden: Restoration and Wholeness After Sexual Abuse




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    Ep. 88 Mark Cravens on Seeing With Eyes of Compassion

    Ep. 88 Mark Cravens on Seeing With Eyes of Compassion

    What do you see when you see others in need?  Too often, I fear that we only see the things that displease or disappoint us rather than seeing the hurt and hopelessness that grips the lives of so many. The unforgettable parable of the Good Samaritan reminds us that what we see when we look at those God places in our pathway, we can either move on with apathy and indifference or become involved by showing love and mercy.

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    Ep. 87 Carolyn Newell on Finding Hope and Purpose in Spite of Blindness

    Ep. 87 Carolyn Newell on Finding Hope and Purpose in Spite of Blindness

    In her fifties, Carolyn completely lost her sight. However, in spite of the initial sadness and grief associated with losing her sight, she was able to learn how to live life with meaning and purpose, overcoming the paralyzing fears that threatened to hold her life in bondage. God prompted her to begin writing devotionals to encourage others to trust in God's faithfulness in spite of life's setbacks and struggles. Today, Carolyn is a Christian author, teacher, and speaker whose life is filled with joy and purpose. 

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    Ep. 86 - Chrystal Gilkey on Overcoming Church Hurts

    Ep. 86 - Chrystal Gilkey on Overcoming Church Hurts

    Chrystal Gilkey is a Christian author, speaker, coach, and educator. She is passionate about encouraging others in their writing journey and in their personal walk with God. In this edition of Hope Along the Journey, we discuss the important topic of overcoming church hurt, a subject that she has developed and an entire Bible study to cover.  Chrystal is also a successful Christian novelist and has had multiple articles published for the online magazine, Faith On Every Corner. 
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

MarnieJoy ,

Heartening

Mark's gentle inspiration and authentic guests make this podcast an encouragement on the tough days and an inspiration on the good days. Bravo!

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What an encouraging podcast!

Pastor Mark is one of the kindest and most encouraging pastors that I know! This podcast os a gift and a blessing👏

@kimstewinspired ,

The hope you’re looking for in weekly doses

I so enjoy Mark’s conversations with fascinating guests to hear how they are finding hope from God in their everyday struggles. Ep #61 is one of my faves!

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