Struggling to find peace in the madness of life? This is the podcast for you.
Welcome to the Your Day Brighter® Podcast. Each week, host Tracey Tiernan shares real stories from real people who are making a real positive impact in their communities, giving us real hope in this world. You will walk away not only feeling encouraged but with practical ways to live a positive, hopeful, joy-filled life.
Tracey Tiernan is a veteran morning radio personality at BRIGHT-FM in Baltimore, Maryland. She served as the Creative Arts Program Director at her local church for nearly 20 years. She is a true enneagram 4, proud red-head, artist, worship leader, songwriter, coffee snob, wife to Gary, and stepmom to her six bonus kids. Her superpower? Empathy. She is convinced of five things:
1. Everyone needs hope and encouragement.
2. Everyone has something good to contribute to the world.
3. We can learn from absolutely anyone.
4. Life is better when we do it with God
5. Diversity is a privilege that's given to us to share the journey of life with people that are different than we are.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to Your Day Brighter®. We're glad you're here.
What Matters Most with Joshua Becker
Do you ever feel like your best life is just beyond your grasp? Joshua Becker has a passion for helping people to live meaningful, purpose-filled lives.
He’s a best-selling author and founder of BecomingMinimalist.com and his work has helped people all over the world get free from the weight of owning so much stuff, so they can focus on what really matters to them. Joshua’s wisdom has impacted my life and I am so thrilled to share this amazing conversation with you.
We talk about Joshua’s new book which will help us identify the specific distractions that may be keeping you from the life you actually want. This is a game-changer, friends!
Wear Love with Tracey Tiernan
We all want to have better relationships, right? The Bible is deeply relevant when it comes to how we treat other people and it gets all up in our business. And I love it!
On this episode of the podcast, I’m sharing some lessons I’ve learned about loving our friends and yes, I’m still learning. I never want to just let my close relationships be on auto-pilot, but I want to nurture them to be healthy and vibrant. The wisdom in Colossians 3:12-14, tells us there are things we need to take off and things we need to put on. We are to wear love! What does that look like practically? Join me for some real talk about loving our friends well.
CAIN – the Family That Sings Together, Stays Together
Logan, Madison, and Taylor, otherwise known as CAIN join me for an honest, delightful conversation from a room backstage somewhere in South Dakota, or North? They honestly weren’t sure where they were! They are precious. Siblings who have been making music together for a long time, singing in cover bands and in bars.... but only recently discovered that making music for Jesus was what they wanted to be doing all along.
What a journey they’ve been on... Can’t wait for you to meet them!
The Unstoppable Darren Mulligan
Darren Mulligan of We Are Messengers is on a mission to tell people about Jesus and come what may, he just keeps going! See what I did there? “Come what May” is We are Messengers #1 single and seems to chronicle Darren’s story.
He joins me for a warm conversation about Jesus, Ireland, making music, and his most recent brush with death in a terrible car accident, (not kidding!) where instead of going to the hospital, he had to catch his flight so he wouldn’t miss telling people about Jesus. His joy is contagious! You’re going to love this man and this conversation.
Mark Hall of Casting Crowns
Do you ever wonder how people in the spotlight keep their heads from getting big? Mark Hall from Casting Crowns could give a Masters Class on how to protect ourselves from that kind of self-promotion. Mark’s focus is clear, it’s all about pointing people to Jesus. And how he approaches a stage and a spotlight may surprise you.
Join me for a candid, refreshing conversation with Mark on day one of his tour. Mark is the real deal. A Jesus lover at his core, a pastor in his calling, and oh, how the word of God just pours out of him! For anyone you know who is trusted with a platform, you’re going to want to share this episode.
Evan Craft and the Language of Worship
As a teenager, Evan Craft took seriously Jesus's call to love our neighbors but he realized he couldn’t love them well if he couldn't talk to them. So many of his neighbors spoke Spanish and while this wasn't his culture or language, he determined to break that barrier and build a bridge instead. Evan studied Spanish and landed in Latin America at 21 years old and said, "Here I am Lord. Use me."
Evan weaves English and Spanish together in his music and builds bridges of connection between cultures. To worship God in a language that connects to our hearts is what we all long for, and when we can worship together, with our different cultures and languages it's a glimpse of heaven.
You're going to love Evan's heart. Join me for a great conversation with my new friend, singer-songwriter bridge builder… Evan Craft.
Tracey isn’t afraid to dig deep
I love Tracey’s podcasts. I listen to several each day. She seems to ask questions the guests haven’t heard before and the responses are so rooted in the Bible and truth. I share episodes with many family members and look forward to listening to more episodes.
Love this podcast!!! All truth that touches your heart and assists with good living. Thank you so much for keeping us centered and thriving.
My drives to work
I recently moved out of Baltimore to Fresno and I listen to Tracy’s podcast in the morning on the way to work. It is a breath of fresh air and a familiar voice from home. The questions Tracy ask encourages deeper answers about faith and Gods love. Take a moment and listen if you haven’t done so already!!