Kelly Hamilton talks with people from all walks of life about faith, family, and friendship.
Episode 14: A Habit Called Faith: Jen Pollock Michel
Kelly talks with Jen Pollock Michel about her new book, A Habit Called Faith. They discuss how faith can begin with as simple a habit as curiosity, how the books of Deuteronomy and the Gospel of John challenged Jen’s faith, and how we as Christians can create an environment that welcomes and encourages questions and doubt.
Episode 13: A Legacy of Hospitality - Caring for Vulnerable Children: Anna Blake
Kelly talks with Anna Blake about her story and the legacy of hospitality passed on from her parents. We discuss how her upbringing shaped her worldview and adult career and ministry, her unique and empowering view of leadership, and the inspiring programs making a difference in kids’ lives today.
Anna has served vulnerable children and families in Texas for almost 20 years. She has held various roles in child welfare from Case Manager, Faith-Based Recruiter, Regional Director to Program Administrator. She currently serves as the Director of Faith Based & Community Engagement for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Episode 12: Shifting from Shame to Grace: Janell Rardon
Kelly talks with Janell Rardon, author of Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You. They discuss shifting from shame to grace, identifying emotional triggers and how they can work for us and not against us.
Episode 11: Then & Now Part 2: Women in Ministry & Politics
Part 2 of Kelly's conversation with Katie Andert and Rachael Pitts. The three of us attended Lee University and graduated in 2002. They have led very different lives since then and are coming together to talk about what we believed then, and what we believe now. Today we discuss women in ministry and politics. Have our beliefs and opinions changed, stayed the same, or are we still working things out?
Episode 10: Then & Now Part 1: Faith, Purity Culture, & Marriage
Kelly talks with Katie Andert and Rachael Pitts. All three women attended Lee University and graduated in 2002. They have led very different lives since then and are coming together to talk about what we believed then, and what we believe now. And we cover it all - faith, purity culture, marriage, divorce, women in ministry, and politics. Have our beliefs and opinions changed, stayed the same, or are we still working things out?
Today, Rachael is currently the director of Propel Women on the campus of Lee University and a supervisor of student teachers at the university. Rachael is married to Jeff and together they have 5 kids and live in Cleveland, TN. You can follow her at jeffandrachaelpitts.com. Katie is a 2nd grade Chicago public school teacher of some of the best city kids you'll ever meet. She lives in the city with her husband, Martin, and my 3-year-old son.
Episode 09: Leading in Your Sphere of Influence: Terrence Turman
Kelly speaks with Terrence Turman, a pastor and leader in the Louisville area. Terrence and Kelly talk about leading in your sphere of influence. They have an amazing conversation about his faith, leadership, racial reconciliation, and being a foster parent.