God is writing a great big story and you have a standing invitation to be a part of it. Every week, host Meridith Foster sits down with a guest to share their chapter in God’s Unfolding story.
Page 89: Chris and Denise Benyo
What if we looked at life as if everything was a miracle? That’s much easier when life is going well. When Chris and Denise Benyo got married, they were looking forward to a bright and beautiful future. But within months, Denise was diagnosed with a progressive neurodegenerative disease, called ALS. How do you see everything as a miracle, while you’re facing a terminal diagnosis?
Page 88: Laura Piraino
No matter what you go through, as long as you are holding on to Jesus, you can stand. That seemed to be the recurring theme of the Bible stories Laura Piraino studied as she was leading a women’s ministry. It’s one thing to teach it, but it’s another to live it out. How do you hold on to Jesus when you are robbed of your sense of safety; when the place that had been your sanctuary becomes a crime scene?
Page 87: Adam and Christina Hannan
Jesus said everyone who hears his words and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down and the winds blew, yet it did not fall. Adam and Christina Hannan were trying to raise their family on a firm foundation. For years they made a habit of reading Jesus’ words and putting them into practice. But their faith had never really been tested. That all changed the day their son Myles was born.
Page 86: Sparkle Sanders
Sparkle Sanders was driven to succeed in everything she did. One of her greatest fears was failure. Nothing made her feel more like a failure than motherhood. When Sparkle became a mom, it didn’t look anything like what she expected. Every day has hard, and the struggle with postpartum depression made her feel miles away from God.
Page 85: Tracy Hoth
When Tracy Hoth first met Jesus, it was fun and dynamic. Her life changed almost overnight. But as the years went by, faith became more of a responsibility than a relationship with the Creator. Prayer and reading the Bible felt like a duty, but didn’t bring life or joy. But God continued to pursue Tracy, confirming she could trust him, even when her son was in a traumatic accident. ()
Page 84: Lydia Laird
For so long there has been a stigma around issues of mental health, including among believers in Jesus. For many of us, we assume depression and anxiety are issues we can fix, if we read the Bible or pray more. Lydia Laird knew God was calling her to write and perform music about her faith, but she was struggling with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. For years she carried shame because she just couldn’t fix it.
when people are brave enough to share their stories it encourages people like me to not feel alone in life’s struggle. Thank you
Such inspirational and meaningful stories! They lift me up and encourage me in my faith journey!💕
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I have been a fan from the beginning!!!
Discovering this podcast before it was even aired through my favorite Christian radio station WBGL when I lived in Terre Haite, IN. Meredith Foster interviewing Joe Buchanan in the first “page” broke my heart while giving me hope ❤️ I tell so many people about it, send them the link, and let them know how great it is!!!