158 episodes

We believe stories change lives.

She Speaks Stories Susan Wanderer

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 101 Ratings

We believe stories change lives.

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    Susan, Katie, and Portia are together again discussing the podcast hiatus, Katie's new book, and the upcoming season of the show, "Meet the Team". 



    • 32 min
    Episode #156. Susan, Katie and Portia

    Episode #156. Susan, Katie and Portia

    Susan, Katie and Portia reminisce about favorite episodes and make an announcement about the future of all things She Speaks Stories. Listen in and be reminded about the power of stories. 

    Previous episodes mentioned within this episode in the order discussed:
    Jane Marceski-Episode #112
    Irene Rollins -Episode #18
    Road trip episodes- #’s 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
         Julie’s Story-Episode #24
         The Flaherty Family-Episode #25
         Candace Hurkman-Episode #26
         Portia Allen-Episode #27
         Susan Blount- Episode #28
    Eschet Chahil-Episode #46
    Dark Moments-Episode #47
    Resources mentioned: Free from Body Shame by Jess Connolly

    • 51 min
    Episode #155. Ed Wanderer

    Episode #155. Ed Wanderer

    Ed Wanderer grew up in a Washington, D.C. suburb in a loving family and life overflowing with books, sports and exploring the US and Europe with his parents and grandparents. Marrying the love of his life, they went on to adopt three beautiful children continuing their own legacy of loving well. 

    Ed has battled depression and anxiety since his second year of college until now—fortunately, not continuously. He and his doctor have used counseling and medicine to keep anxiety at bay, adjusting as needed. But as the bleakness of the Covid-19 pandemic grew, so did Ed’s depression and anxiety. Lean into his powerful story of hope. 


    #mentalhealthmonth #anxiety #depression  #panicattack #selfcare #counseling #serotonin #parenting #adoption

    • 40 min
    Episode #154. Kira Fontana

    Episode #154. Kira Fontana

    For Kira Fontana, creating music has always been spiritual. After studying music composition on the East Coast, Kira moved to Los Angeles to further her music career and ended up one of the top vocal coaches in the city. Discouraged with what she saw in the music industry and finding no real place for her music, she eventually stopped writing and singing. But by the end of 2017, something changed. Kira had been “spiritual, but not religious” for many years, but several members of her immediate family became born-again Christians. Join us as we listen in to her story and celebrate her path to freedom.

    Listen to Kira’s Refuge album: https://kirafontana.lnk.to/Refuge-album 

    Watch Kira


    More Kira





    “He changed me. I could never change me.” 

    “I know He heard me because he heard me every other time.” 



    • 50 min
    Episode #153. Andrea Bourgeois

    Episode #153. Andrea Bourgeois

    Andrea is not only the author of two books, but also a Family and Consumer Sciences high school teacher. She lives with her husband, Brian, and their four-year-old son in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Side note, she went to high school with Adam Busby from the TLC show, Outdaughtered). Throughout her trial-filled life, she has continued to answer “yes” to God by showing others how to turn their pain into purpose. So, if your relationship with God feels stagnant, or if you feel doubt and are desperate for hope, listen in and get ready to receive some practical wisdom.


    Her new book


    More Andrea:






    “Your past doesn’t define you, but it does change you.”

    • 49 min
    Episode #152. Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins

    Episode #152. Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins

    Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins have been married for over 25 years and have eight children. They have served at Family Church since Jimmy became the lead pastor in July 2008. Under Jimmy’s leadership, Family Church has grown into a network of thirteen neighborhood churches in South Florida. Listen in to Jimmy and Kristin’s story of leading families to discover and pursue God’s design.

    Full Circle Parenting


    More Jimmy and Kristin:

    Jimmy and Kristin’s Instagram

    Jimmy and Kristin’s Facebook


    Free sample chapter

    YouTube Full Circle Parenting


     “God was working in his heart. We just didn't see it.” 

     “God stays in the game with his people.”

     “Sometimes parenting feels overwhelming, but God has given you your kids, so it is God's will for you

     to be the best parent you can be. If God wills it, it will be.”

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Christfollowerapb ,

Great Podcast!!

It was so fun being a guest on this podcast! These women are genuine and full of life! I love that my mission is theirs as well - to share our stories because our stories change peoples’ lives!!

TammyRK ,

Add this to your must listen list!

Amazing, diverse stories of women overcoming and thriving. Thought provoking conversation led by a power house team of strong women.

Kohlie Browning ,

Feels like home!

I could never imagine a podcast feeling so inclusive and comforting. When I listen to Susan, Katie, and Portia share their heart I immediately feel like I have found my way home, a place where I belong. Please surround yourself with the wisdoms of these beautiful, amazing women. God’s hand is on this podcast and is radically moving through their obedience. May blessings and healing fall on anyone who should listen to She Speaks Stories!!!

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