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Millions have been encouraged and inspired by the words of the #1 best-selling 365-day devotional "Jesus Calling." Listen to real-life stories of faith as told by those who have experienced the power of living in His presence.

Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith Sarah Young

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Millions have been encouraged and inspired by the words of the #1 best-selling 365-day devotional "Jesus Calling." Listen to real-life stories of faith as told by those who have experienced the power of living in His presence.

    [MONTHLY SPECIAL] Being Salt & Light

    [MONTHLY SPECIAL] Being Salt & Light

    This month, we’re featuring multiple guests speaking to ways we can be like “salt and light" in the world wherever we go–and how living a life that puts others first can also bring peace and light to our own lives. Every good deed that we put out into the world builds off one another to help make the world a better place. Whenever we can be a light to others, or bring tangible resources to people who aren’t in a place to provide it to themselves—we are following Christ’s command to “love others as He first loved us.” Being charitable, loving, and giving are traits we can all strive for–and our guests this month demonstrate how they’ve been inspired to instill these traits in their own lives as they pursue to serve others out in the real world. 
     
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    Tom & Pam Banwart
    Holly Hayes
    Operation Christmas Child
    Matthew Barnett
    Rebecca Smith
    Will McGinnis
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    • 39 min
    When We Stumble, God Catches Us: Ainsley Earhardt & Ryan George

    When We Stumble, God Catches Us: Ainsley Earhardt & Ryan George

    Isn’t it amazing how uniquely God created us? How He gave us different desires, skills, talents to fulfill what it is we are to do in the world? We are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” [Psalm 139:14] the scriptures tell us, but by no means are we perfect. We sometimes stumble on the way to what it is we’re supposed to be doing in this world. But that’s where God comes in. We can talk to God about what we want, what we need, what we’re passionate about. Because we’re His beloved creation, He’s listening, He’s guiding, and He’s there for us when we turn to Him for help to figure it all out. 
    Our guests this week each have made choices as to how they will show up in the world. News anchor Ainsley Earhardt believes she has been uniquely gifted to show others—especially children—that they are unique, special, and made for amazing things. Adventurer Ryan George has traveled the globe to skydive, surf, and climb mountains all for the thrill of adventure and showing others how they can experience adventure in their own lives—big and small. 
     
    Links, Products, and Resources Mentioned:
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    Jesus Always
    Jesus Listens
    Past interview: Kristin Smedley
    Upcoming interview: Samuel Rodriguez
    Psalm 139:14 NIV
     
    Ainsley Earhardt 
    Jesus Calling app
    I’m So Glad You Were Born
     
    Ryan George 
    GoPro cameras
    adrenaline junkie
    Enneagram Type 7
    www.explorience.org
    Scared to Life
     
    Interview Quotes:
    “I look at children, especially now that I'm a mother, and I know that for each of them, God has a purpose and a plan for their futures and for their lives.” - Ainsley Earhardt
    “I tell my daughter all the time, ‘you are such a blessing. I am so glad to have you. I'm so glad God made you perfectly for our family, for me.’” - Ainsley Earhardt
    “I call it digital courage, because as soon as I hit that record button, I was able to do things that scared me because I knew that I can show it online. And so what I did was I turned social media into a platform to seek the approval that I didn't get growing up, to try to get affirmation. And my working theory was, If I were interesting, people would be interested in me. And it's empty.” - Ryan George
    “Part of my process of being able to use social media healthily is to celebrate other people and to call out what's adventure in their life.” - Ryan George
    “What I learned is that vulnerable leaders are the most attractive and they're the ones that people want to follow.” - Ryan George
    “We're all called to live an extraordinary life. And so I look for adventure, not just on these massive trips that end up on social media, but in my daily life.” - Ryan George 
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    Jesus Listens: Stories of Prayer:  https://bit.ly/3Sd0a6C 
    Peace for Everyday Life:     https://bit.ly/3zzwFoj 
    Peace in Uncertain Times:     https://bit.ly/3cHfB6u 
    What’s Good?     https://bit.ly/3vc2cKj 
    Enneagram:     https://bit.ly/3hzRCCY 
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    • 21 min
    Deepening Our Connection with God and Each Other with Jodi Benson and Deb Liu

    Deepening Our Connection with God and Each Other with Jodi Benson and Deb Liu

    Connection is one of the most important components to having a satisfying and full life. Connection to our family, our friends, through our work, and what we bring to others in the world has the effect of making us feel like we are a part of something bigger than ourselves. Since God created us for connection, it is His desire that we connect with Him too. In Jeremiah 29:12, God beckons us to connect with Him simply because when we do, we can know that He hears us—and knowing that God’s ears are always open to us is the bedrock from which we can move forward confidently in life.  
    Our guests this week have made it their life’s purpose to connect with others in important ways—and recognize their desire for connection comes from their own connection to God. Jodi Benson is best known as the voice actor of Ariel in The Little Mermaid. She has had the honor and privilege of creating a character that has been known by several generations of parents and children, building connection to millions through her artistry. Deb Liu is a second generation Chinese immigrant. Connection with a community that was somewhat foreign to her when she was growing up was something Deb always longed for, which eventually she found when her family was embraced by their first real church home. She’s stayed mindful of how to build those connections all throughout her career at places like Facebook and eBay and at her current position as the CEO of Ancestry.com. 
     
    Links, Products, and Resources Mentioned:
    Jesus Calling Podcast
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    Past interview: Tim Atwood
    Upcoming interview: Ainsley Earhardt
    Jeremiah 29:12 NIV
     
    Jodi Benson 
    Ariel in The Little Mermaid
    Disney Legend
    Millikin University
    Part of My World
     
    Deb Liu
    CEO of Ancestry.com
    Boston Consulting Group
    Stanford
    Take Your Power Back
     
    Interview Quotes:
    “Just to be able to feel like God had given me these gifts, and I just wanted to use them to the best ability that I could and be able to support myself and try to make a living doing this crazy business. So definitely God just really created the path very, very clearly for me.” - Jodi Benson
    “Divine orchestration is truly the key because we can have this plan in my mind, you know? I can have this, I'm seventeen years old and I'll have this plan. And my plan was just blown up because God's plan was a thousand times better.” - Jodi Benson 
    “That's very hard for a planner like me to not be able to have this big, huge picture. But honestly, if He did, He knew I couldn't handle it. I mean, if He showed me at seventeen or at twenty-one or at twenty-five things that were five years in advance, He knew I wouldn't be able to handle it. That's how gracious and loving and kind He is. So He gives me just enough that I can handle.” - Jodi Benson 
    “He can handle me in any way that I present myself to Him.” - Jodi Benson
    “If I get myself all wrapped up in the past or I get myself all wrapped up in tomorrow, I kind of lose what it is that He wants me to do today. So I try to keep it simple.” - Jodi Benson
    “The work I do at Ancestry; it's really about connecting people with their own history. The work that we do is to really help people discover their own past, to discover new family members, discover something about themselves that they never knew. We're one human family and we're way more interconnected than you could ever imagine.” - Deb Liu
    “I think each moment you have in life is a choice. It's a choice to lift others up or to tear others down, to create value in the world or to consume value in the world.” - Deb Liu
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    Audio Episodes:     https://bit.ly/3zvjbK7 
    Bonus Podcasts:     https://bit.ly/3vfLlGw 
    Jesus Listens: Stories of Prayer:  https://bit.ly/3Sd0a6C 
    Peace for Everyday Life:     https://bit.ly/3zzwFoj 
    Peace in Un

    • 26 min
    Great Moments Can Happen In Seasons of Uncertainty: Dr. Myron Rolle and Inky Johnson

    Great Moments Can Happen In Seasons of Uncertainty: Dr. Myron Rolle and Inky Johnson

    What comes to mind when you hear the word "catalyst"? A short cut? A dynamic experience? A transformative idea? The ancient roots of this word comes from a verb that means to unloose, to set free. Think of a horse hemmed in a barn stall. A catalyst would be an open door. This week, both of our guests today had dreams involving football. Both, however, had other gifts and talents they would see come to the fore, and realized that the disappointing situations and tough choices that happened to them while on the way to their dreams were catalysts for broader horizons with bigger pastures.
    Dr. Myron Rolle is a neurosurgeon who has traveled the world; making it a better place using primarily his gifts, as he puts it,  "from the neck up."  By choosing a path toward medicine, Myron’s football dreams were cut short, but was able to see the wisdom in having his dream diverted. Inquiros "Inky" Johnson nearly died while playing football, but the spiritual mentoring he received during his years at the University of Tennessee set him on course to be a motivational speaker who uses his platform to travel the world and make it a better place, too.
     
    Links, Products, and Resources Mentioned:
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    Past interview: Jason Brown
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    Dr. Myron Rolle
    The 2% Way
    Proverbs 29 NIV
    Habitat for Humanity
    Princeton University 
    Senator Bill Bradley
    Rhodes Scholarship
    Bobby Bowden
    Luke 10:20 NIV
    Florida State 
    human mesenchymal stem cell research 
     
    Inquiros "Inky" Johnson
    University of Tennessee
    Fitzgerald Field
    brachial plexus
    James Mitchell
    www.inkyjohnson.com
     
    Interview Quotes:
    “[Our family] had to stick together. We had to lean on each other, to lean on our relationship with Christ. And if we did that, then maybe success would follow.” - Dr. Myron Rolle
    "I'd be a student first, an athlete second, [but FSU promised] to grow me as a leader, as a Christian, as a man, and eventually as a role model." - Dr. Myron Rolle
    "One thing that Coach Bowden said was that he was excited about his players getting into the NFL. But he's more proud and more pressed to see all of his players’ names written in the Lamb's Book of Life and joining him in heaven one day." - Dr. Myron Rolle
    "I knew that football had an expiration date. If I had my way, I would not have had it as early. But again, it worked out how it did. And it is a blessing to be able to be in this field now, waking up every day, doing surgery, helping patients in the hospital, teaching young medical students." - Dr. Myron Rolle
    “My junior year, the second game, 2006, September 9th, I went to make a routine tackle. It ended my career, and it changed my life forever. I thought I was in a bad dream. I didn't think my career would not only end that day, I didn't think I would be left with a paralyzed right arm and hand, from that day moving forward.” - Inquoris “Inky” Johnson
    “When I look back on it, God was preparing me all along before [my career ending] injury ever happened.” - Inquoris “Inky” Johnson 
    “I think one of the common mistakes we make as people is thinking where we meet people is where they've always been.” - Inquoris “Inky” Johnson 
    “Some of the greatest forms of growth happen in uncertain moments.” - Inquoris “Inky” Johnson 
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    Audio Episodes:     https://bit.ly/3zvjbK7 
    Bonus Podcasts:     https://bit.ly/3vfLlGw 
    Jesus Listens: Stories of Prayer:  https://bit.ly/3Sd0a6C 
    Peace for Everyday Life:     https://bit.ly/3zzwFoj 
    Peace in Uncertain Times:     https://bit.ly/3cHfB6u 
    What’s Good?     https://bit.ly/3vc2cKj 
    Enneagram:     https://bit.ly/3hzRCCY 
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    • 28 min
    Take A Step Of Faith Toward Your Purpose: Emily Chang & Jodi Stuber

    Take A Step Of Faith Toward Your Purpose: Emily Chang & Jodi Stuber

    Are you facing a crossroads in your life where your next move involves taking a step that feels unfamiliar or hard? None of us really knows what the next minute, days, or weeks might bring, but God does. And when we trust that He is in charge of our future, taking those leaps of faith leads us ever closer to where we’re living in the fullness of who we’re meant to be. 
    Emily Chang is the CEO of the McCann World Group advertising company. As a successful executive who has headed up initiatives at Starbucks and Apple, it would seem Emily’s legacy might be secured—but her corporate achievements simply were the springboard for the legacy she really wishes to establish—which is to personally make a difference for good in people’s lives by opening up her home to youth in need. Jodi Stuber grew up with a love of horses, always dreaming of having one of her own. When Jodi found out about equine therapy, she knew this great love of horses was just a stepping off point to her true calling of serving people—including children and veterans—by connecting them to animals at the Hopewell Ranch, which she co-founded in 2004.  
     
    Links, Products, and Resources Mentioned:
    Jesus Calling Podcast
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    Past interview: Brian Tome
    Upcoming interview: Dr. Myron Rolle
     
    Emily Chang
    McCann World Group
    The Spare Room
    Purpose Driven Life
    social legacy 
     
    Jodi Stuber
    Hopewell Ranch
    COVID
    Project Solomon
    PTS [Post Traumatic Stress]
    www.hopewellranch.org
    Project Solomon
     
    Interview Quotes:
    “It's a privilege to know our God. And it's a privilege to understand that we can thrive, we can live in abundance and in joy, and especially when we put others before ourselves, when we put God at the center of our life, everything changes.” - Emily Chang
    “Faith is taking a step without knowing exactly the outcome, but having absolute conviction that God is at work and you get to be a part of what He is doing.” - Emily Chang
    “It's like an incredibly freeing thing when all we have to do is say, ‘Okay, whatever you want, let me go try and be obedient and do the best I can.’ And God is amazing and always surpasses your wildest imagination.” - Emily Chang
    “I think these small and regular habits become a lifestyle. And then our lifestyle strengthens our beliefs as well as our beliefs strengthen our lifestyle. And ultimately, that combination shapes who we are.” - Emily Chang
    “It was such a blessing to see how the Lord took the things that I desired and manifested them so that we could start with that healing presence of the Lord through animals. And it was just really special.” - Jodi Stuber
    “I like to think that when He formed the Earth and the people and the animals, that's creation. And so I believe that when you have somebody who's creative, God shares that piece of His heart with us, to give back to those around us. And I just think that's a beautiful gift and I love it.” - Jodi Stuber 
    “I feel like there's so many people feeling lonely because they don't think anybody sees them. We know God sees them. And what I love is when He shines a spotlight on people that we can then minister to and try to help things be a little better. And that's so rewarding.” - Jodi Stuber 
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    Enjoy watching these additional videos from Jesus Calling YouTube channel!
    Audio Episodes:     https://bit.ly/3zvjbK7 
    Bonus Podcasts:     https://bit.ly/3vfLlGw 
    Jesus Listens: Stories of Prayer:  https://bit.ly/3Sd0a6C 
    Peace for Everyday Life:     https://bit.ly/3zzwFoj 
    Peace in Uncertain Times:     https://bit.ly/3cHfB6u 
    What’s Good?     https://bit.ly/3vc2cKj 
    Enneagram:     https://bit.ly/3hzRCCY 
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    • 34 min
    [MONTHLY SPECIAL] Faith Around The World

    [MONTHLY SPECIAL] Faith Around The World

    This monthly special edition of the Jesus Calling Podcast features multiple guests who have appeared in their own episodes on the Jesus Calling Podcast speaking to how faith impacts people all over the world. As Christians, we have the ability to be the hands and feet of Jesus wherever we go—whether that’s in our home country or while we’re traveling abroad. Each of us are longing for the same type of close relationships with God, even though our lives may look very different. All around the world, people are seeking to know and connect with God in different ways, giving us the perfect opportunity to see Him move no matter where we are—and be changed because of it. 
     
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    Angus Buchan
    Sinach
    Sheila Walsh
    Glo Atanmo
    Darlene Zschech
    Mica Paris
    Jeanne Lakin
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    *Episode produced by Four Eyes Media*

    • 41 min

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