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Discover life-changing keys to trusting God, despite the unknown, while you pursue purpose and learn to embrace the places between. If you’re human, you know what it’s like to wait. Feeling stuck or unsure what is next can be frustrating and discouraging though, right? As faith in the process matters, it's possible to find significance in "the wait", especially when you know you’re called to more!

It's possible to THRIVE in the places between, the transitions of life, the seasons of waiting.
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The Places Between The Places Between

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Discover life-changing keys to trusting God, despite the unknown, while you pursue purpose and learn to embrace the places between. If you’re human, you know what it’s like to wait. Feeling stuck or unsure what is next can be frustrating and discouraging though, right? As faith in the process matters, it's possible to find significance in "the wait", especially when you know you’re called to more!

It's possible to THRIVE in the places between, the transitions of life, the seasons of waiting.
JOIN US AS WE EXPLORE WHAT IT'S LIKE TO TRANSITION WELL ON A PODCAST ALL ABOUT TRANSITIONS! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theplacesbetween/support

    Scott Smith - Look At Where You’re Going

    Scott Smith - Look At Where You’re Going

    Being in a transition or not knowing how something would unfold in life is ironically part of life. We cannot avoid those moments. How we prepare in season and out of season is something we can put effort into, though. On today’s show we dive into some of the coolest, and to me most beautiful aspects of God, and how he shows up in our lives or even directs our steps when we trust him and are walking closely with Him.

    Recognizing the times God has shown up in the toughest of places, even the tragedies where the world seems to be grasping for hope, THOSE are the moments that we cannot script and the times that point us back to how intricately involved God really is. We don’t have to fear transitions or interruptions of life when we’re connected to the Holy Spirit because those are oftentimes the moments God does show up and does the very thing that we can’t.

    On today’s show, I'm honored to host a conversation with Scott Smith. Scott has been a K-LOVE Radio DJ for the last 15 Years! Broadcasting globally to millions of listeners, K-LOVE radio just celebrated their 40th year of being on air in Christian Music and has an incredible ministry. Through years of being on air, and even getting to work within their events team years back, I’ve seen firsthand how K-LOVE Radio is truly all about the ministry of inspiring and encouraging their listeners to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. Scott recently celebrated 30 years of marriage to his lovely wife, Missy, they have two grown kids and recently relocated to Nashville. Scott’s love of radio began during his youth and he’s been passionate about God his entire life.

    Well friends, there are SO many beautiful moments of truth and encouragement in today’s show with Scott. And I'm beyond thrilled to share our conversation with you so if you’re ready for it, why dont you pull up a chair, grab that cup of coffee, and dive in with us to The Places Between.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT SCOTT SMITH at: https://www.klove.com/djs/scott-and-kelli You can follow him at https://www.instagram.com/klovescott/

    Lastly, visit Klove.com to learn all about K-LOVE Radio and tune in today.

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    • 42 min
    Tanisha Burrell: Every Delay Is To Your Benefit

    Tanisha Burrell: Every Delay Is To Your Benefit

    Isn’t it funny how many times we plan our future or think we have it all figured out when something happens and interrupts the way we thought things would go?

    I don’t know about you, but there have been SO MANY times in my life where my plans didn’t go as I thought they would have, but I’ve learned rather than throw in the towel or giving into a spirit of defeat if I would just readjust my exceptions and fully surrender the process to what God was doing, often times things would work out better than I had ever imagined.

    Married to her best friend with a beautiful toddler, Tanisha has been in the Fitness industry as an Instructor and Wellness Coach for 6 years. She’s currently an instructor for RowHouse and loves any chance she has to be outdoors exploring. She’s a Colorado Native, passionate about being a light and pointing others to Jesus. This fun loving amazing instructor, with a great taste in music, is full of insight and wisdom for anyone in transition and has such a deep dependency on God, its just evident through the joy that she exudes and the conversations she has how much she loves God. (Something I know we ALL can benefit from a friend like this😊”.

    Dive into our conversation today and be blessed! I hope its just what you need to be encouraged in your own journey as well.

    If you have been a listener of The Places Between for any amount of time, as we near the year’s end and this season of giving I want to invite you to be a part of life-change and sharing testimonies of faith with others! Whether it’s through sharing an episode that spoke to you with someone you love or know, rating and reviewing the podcast, OR Going a step further, by supporting this ministry today. Whether its $5 a month or $500 a month or somewhere between, every gift allows us to reach more people with God’s love and a message of hope to stay IN your story and learn how to THRIVE in the places between.

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    • 47 min
    The Key to Life. Is His Presence Enough?

    The Key to Life. Is His Presence Enough?

    An excerpt from my daily devotional reading recently talked about the “Key to Life”

    “Madonna said, ‘When I was growing up... Jesus Christ was like a movie star, my favourite idol of all.’ Napoleon Bonaparte said, ‘I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man.’ Novelist H.G. Wells said, ‘I am an historian, I am not a believer. But this *penniless preacher* from Galilee is irresistibly the centre of history.’”

    As the Founder of ALPHA Nicky Gumbel wrote “Even people who would not describe themselves as followers of the ‘penniless preacher’ recognise that there is something extraordinary about Jesus. No one, not even angels, can compare to Jesus (Hebrews 1:1–14). If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus. He said, ‘Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father’ (John 14:9). Everything you read and understand about God through the Bible needs to be read through the lens of Jesus. He is the ultimate revelation of God.

    Your key to getting your life sorted out is Jesus. Your key to understanding the Bible is Jesus.
    Your key to understanding God’s character is Jesus.
    Your key to life is Jesus”. (Excerpt taken from Bible in One Year 2022 with Nicky Gumbel on the Bible App)

    I couldn’t help but be encouraged and moved to tears by this notion. EVERYTHING we need to understand about life and God is in Jesus.

    But how do we get there if we don’t know Jesus or the life he lived? Perhaps it starts with picking up one of the gospels to read about the life and character to understand how good he really is. Perhaps its a surrendered heart to say “Even when I don’t get it, I will trust you”. Or perhaps its hanging up the questions and apathy towards what’s not happening in life, our disappointments, our questions, our what ifs and heartbreaks to let Jesus have full access as we invite him in to do what only he can do.

    And now going a step further. . . if you’ve looked to Jesus to understand God and even have been on this faith journey a number of years but still wrestle with doubts and understanding what and how God is moving in your life, I’d like to encourage you that it’s possible to choose faith and trust even amidst the hardest of places. I wanted to share another devo from a 25day devotional on staying in your story. It poses a good question or two to consider, but I also believe through the process of worship and a surrendered heart we all can come to a place of being fully resolved to Trust God with writing our story, even more so than ourselves. . . Because he is ONLY Good, Im convinced whatever we go through will ultimately be worked out for our benefit and our good IF we allow it to.


    Takeaways:: Take some time this week to reflect on those questions. Go sit with them. Talk to God. Ask him what he has for you. Open your heart to him and see where he wants to take you. . . I’ll be praying with you, that it’s somewhere incredible as you dive in to time with him.

    Thanks for joining me this week on the Places Between. Hope you have a great week.

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    • 12 min
    Brad Farson: When Dreams Become Reality

    Brad Farson: When Dreams Become Reality

    It's hard to believe years and years ago through a bunch of grown-up kids with a passion for surfing, snowboarding, action sports and a desire to make a difference in the world that a handful of us would connect! Fast forward, lots of life has happened since then, but I am excited to say God is still working in our lives and what once felt like a dream has become reality!



    On today’s show I'm excited to share more about a friend’s journey who can truly speak from experience. Transition and trusting the process has been part of his story.



    Brad Farson loves Jesus. He grew up in Colorado, went to Western State Colorado University. He’s married and has two boys. Currently, he’s working as a Firefighter and Paramedic for Colorado Springs Fire and recently wrote a book to help people become firefighters.



    Knowing how hard it is to commit to a dream, live to fulfill it and then teach others to do the same; I wanted to share Brad’s story with you. Hoping you’ll find some encouragement for your OWN journey today – You may not be where you want to be YET, but with the Lord’s help, tenacious commitment and perhaps a good resource, mentor or BOTH; you’ll step into that thing soon.



    FIND BRAD’S BOOK “Get Hired by a Fire Department. From testing to preparing for academy” HERE on Etsy. 

    "I would recommend this book to anyone trying to join the fire family. It is great seeing a firefighter use his experience and struggles to help others. " - WMFPD Fire Chief Matt N



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    • 32 min
    Kevin Palau - Unlikely Ways God Would Move: It All Matters

    Kevin Palau - Unlikely Ways God Would Move: It All Matters

    Have you ever gotten to a place in life where you’ve had a moment to reflect on your journey and the decisions you made, or didn’t make, to get you to where you are today? 

    Oftentimes, when having conversations with others who have been walking in faith for more than a few years, they can point back to pivotal moments where they saw God divinely orchestrate the details as they took steps forward. Even getting to pause to look back and see the ways things pieced together can be eye opening and hopefully life-giving when you see that truly every step of your journey got you to where you are now. And even the moments you wish you could unwrite, were pivotal in bringing you to this present moment in time.

    In today’s conversation I get to dive into the seemingly unlikely ways God would move and have favor over a ministry, that started simply through a prayer and a desire to bring the loving and life saving message of Jesus to others through a life surrendered to what God could do. Today I have the honor and privilege of connecting with a gentleman I had the chance to work for years and years ago but also thrilled to share more about the ministry He is leading as President and CEO. 

    Kevin Palau is President and CEO of the Luis Palau Association. Kevin joined LPA in 1985 and began directing the day-to-day operation of the ministry in the late 1990s. Under his leadership, LPA has united tens of thousands of churches in hundreds of cities to love and serve their communities and clearly share the Good News of Jesus. During Kevin’s time at LPA he has also helped develop a global network of hundreds of partner evangelists and launched a City Gospel Movements effort that helps unite churches to serve their city and proclaim the Good News on an ongoing basis. Kevin helps lead TogetherPDX, a sustainable, united movement of churches in Portland, Oregon. His book, Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel describes the ongoing impact of the movement. He lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife, Michelle, and enjoys serving on the boards of Alpha USA, Christians Against Poverty, and Transforming the Bay with Christ.) 

    Looking back over the years of incredible moments that God has showed his unrelenting favor and has pieced so many things together; Im sure has been a sweet reminder of God’s intricate hand at work through the many years of ministry with Luis Palau Association. 

    As you listen today, I hope you’re not only inspired and encouraged by the incredible work and ministry of LPA, and stories Kevin has to share. But also get to spend some time today thinking through where YOU have seen God intricately work details together in your life to bring you to where you are today.



    LEARN MORE ABOUT Luis Palau Association.  

    Visit their website, palau.org. Follow LPA on Instagram or Facebook: @LuisPalauLive.  
    Learn more about City Movements or Hope with God or the Global Network of Evangelists, here.  
    Lastly, the new media partnership with LPA, HeGetsUs.com


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    • 46 min
    Nathan Madden - Impact Beyond Us

    Nathan Madden - Impact Beyond Us

    I can’t wait to dive into today’s guest as we talk about adventures of life, impacting others and the deep desire to make a difference. He’s had a TON of adventures and helped incredible organizations as well as people, and I’m not only honored but just thrilled to connect with my dear friend Nathan today on the show. He’s super passionate about getting people on fire for making a difference and realizing their potential. As he says “really the only opinion that matters is God's opinion, which can be both freeing and sobering.

    Born in Germany to an American family. Grew up the son of a spy, by the time he was in Jr. High, he had friends from over 100 countries. As a child he already knew he wanted to be in business and as an adult he’s helped with business development projects with the NFL, MLB, Sprint and more. He loves creating and managing large projects. From Managing company footprints at events totaling 11.8 million attendees including the largest music tour in America, He's done international and domestic manufacturing for 10+ years.

    Nathan currently runs a marketing company that generates leads for resort conglomerates, manufacturing for a nutraceutical company as well as has a small real estate development company. The joy of tackling new things and pushing the limits on what he feels is possible is what he loves, as well as helping others for the biggest impact.

    Nathan is someone to me who exudes the essence of walking forward in life with open hands and a willingness to do and go where God has called him. It’s going to be a good one, so pull up a chair, grab that cup of coffee and dive in with us to the Places Between.

    Learn more about Nathan and his marketing efforts here: MarketPandainc.com 
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Sarah Lizzie ,

Inspiring & Life Giving!

A truly inspiring podcast that breathes life into dark places of waiting & transition. Hearing real, raw vulnerability from others walking out their life journeys and their stories of redemption and transformation is such a beautiful gift that this podcast gives to the world! Listen to this podcast, you will not regret it!

Sharla Jackson ,

Megan Prentice - so good!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this episode with Megan! She definitely is full of joy and such an inspiration! I loved the reminder that God desires our obedience more than our sacrifice. I also resonated with the quote by Charles Spurgeon, “I have learned to kiss the waves that throw me up against the Rock (of ages).” Yes and amen!!

MN34567 ,

Encouraging!

Guests’ testimonies are encouraging and inspiring! So many great nuggets of truth to remind your hearts of God’s goodness and love!

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