25 episodes

Four time national champion gymnast Kim Anthony introduces us to men and women who have faced trials, tragedies and suffering and who have found that when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, God is with you every step of the way.

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    • 4.9, 79 Ratings

Four time national champion gymnast Kim Anthony introduces us to men and women who have faced trials, tragedies and suffering and who have found that when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, God is with you every step of the way.

    24: Grace Anna Sings

    24: Grace Anna Sings

    A few years ago, Angela Ray Rodgers posted a video online of her then 3-year-old daughter, Grace Anna, singing the national anthem at the top of her lungs. The adorable rendition gained national attention. Grace Anna is one seriously cute little girl who has some seriously challenging health issues, including enduring several life restorative surgeries. Her mother's book, Grace Anna Sings, tells the story of a brave little girl whose joy in the midst of her challenges has brought hope and inspiration to the world. Be sure to hang around until the end of the episode to hear from Grace Anna and enjoy a special performance.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Learn more about Angela Ray Rodgers and Grace Anna and their books, Grace Anna Sings and What Do You See When You Look at Me? https://www.graceannasings.org/

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    23: Hope Found, Voice Found

    23: Hope Found, Voice Found

    Vicki Rose dreamed of having a beautiful family and of being rich and famous. So marrying Billy should've been a dream come true. They lived in Manhattan, hung out with important people, and ate at fancy restaurants. But married life was more like a nightmare. Between drug addiction and a long separation, divorce looked inevitable. But God had other plans.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Learn more about Vicki Rose or her book, Every Reason to Leave: And Why We Chose to Stay Together. http://www.vickirosenyc.com/

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    22: Getting Up From Being Down

    22: Getting Up From Being Down

    Dr. S. Todd Townsend grew up in the inner city of Philadelphia and, in his own words, was a "common thug." He dealt drugs, stole cars, and broke into people's homes. He was heading for a life of destruction-until Jesus intervened. Dr. Townsend is the senior pastor of the Resurrection Center in Wilmington, Delaware, and author of "Getting Up From Being Down."

    Show Notes and Resources

    Learn more about Dr. S. Todd Townsend or his book, Getting Up From Being Down. https://stoddtownsend.com/

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    21: Wounded Warrior and Enduring Love

    21: Wounded Warrior and Enduring Love

    Carlos Evans was on his fourth deployment, serving as a Marine. While leading his team on foot patrol, he stepped on an explosive device, leaving him with life-altering injuries. The journey to recovery would not be easy for Carlos or his wife, Rosemarie. But by God's grace, they were able to turn tragedy into triumph.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Learn more about Carlos and Rosemarie Evans or their book, Standing Together. https://crevans.org/

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    20: Some Kind of Crazy

    20: Some Kind of Crazy

    Terry Wardle grew up in a small coal mining town with a tough, dysfunctional extended family in which the men had a distaste for religion and education. Despite a traumatizing childhood, Terry became a Christian, earned a doctorate, and would eventually become dean of a seminary in New York. But after losing a job for being too controversial, Terry spiraled into depression and could barely get out of bed. He checked himself into a psychiatric facility and for the first time encountered true Christian fellowship. That's when his healing began and his past was redeemed.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Learn more about Terry Wardle or his book, Some Kind of Crazy. https://www.terrywardle.com/

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    19: A Journey of Hope Through 9/11

    19: A Journey of Hope Through 9/11

    Shelly Genovese Calhoun married the man of her dreams, moved to New Jersey, and started modeling in New York City. Her husband worked on Wall Street. They built a house and had a beautiful baby girl. Returning home on September 10, 2001, from a family trip to Texas, Shelly had no idea it would be her last night together with her husband. Shelly tells her story of finding God's grace in the midst of tragic loss.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Learn more about Shelly Genovese Calhoun or her book, Twice Blessed: A Journey of Hope Through 9/11. https://www.twiceblessed911.com/

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Buckeye girls ,

Wonderful Show About God’s Faithfulness

This is a wonderful show about the depth of God’s faithfulness—itis always an encouragement. Kim is a kind, empathetic and thoughtful host. Love it all!!

Raze76 ,

Powerful

God speaks so powerfully through these podcasts of real struggle through the ups and downs of life...with real hope and a joy found only in the God who sees, knows, cares. I am incredibly blessed to have “stumbled” upon them.

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We need more podcasts like this.

We need more podcasts like this. So glad this podcast is available, so needed. Great stories of a God who uses us, to get His story of Salvation, Healing and Forgiveness to the world.

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