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Jesse Brisendine: Moving Beyond Grief

Jesse Brisendine: Moving Beyond Grief

In this episode of By His Grace, I chat with Jesse Brisendine, the creator of Zero Limits Coaching. He is a world-renowned expert who works with individuals and organizations to move beyond their limiting beliefs and uncover their unique purpose. Jesse gave a TED talk on grief and shares his perspective on the topic with us. 

After losing his best friend and suffering other losses, Jesse began asking questions about the healing process. His findings were both interesting and insightful. 

Key Takeaways 

  • “What we focus on, we’ll experience.” 
  • “When our focus is constantly on grief and grieving, it is going to be impossibly hard to shift our focus to life and living.”
  • “What loss is about is honoring our unique journey and our unique experience of it.” 
  • “We have to feel all of the feels so that we can move forward.” 


 “Grief is Not a Life Sentence” TED Talk: Grief is not a Life Sentence

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Kerri Jeter: Freedom Sisters

Kerri Jeter: Freedom Sisters

In this episode of By His Grace, I chat with my new friend, Kerri Jeter. Kerri is the Founder of FreedomSisters Media and Ministry, an army veteran, mother, and military wife. We discuss the important work that Kerri is doing with women veterans through her organization, FreedomSisters. Kerri reminds these courageous women that God delights in the work that they do and she helps them to find hope and healing following their time in service to our country. 

Kerri shares her journey to faith in the Lord and her life verse, Zephaniah 3:17, which reads, “The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He takes great delight in you and he quiets you with His love.”

Key Takeaways 

  • “God takes great delight in the things that you are doing.” 
  • “Suffering is not the end of your story.” 
  • “Jesus pulls us up out of the shame, out of the pit, and gives us the name daughter. Take heart, daughter.” 


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Raise Your Voice, Share His Mission, Spread His Truth: 3 Reasons to Attend the Spark Now Summit

Raise Your Voice, Share His Mission, Spread His Truth: 3 Reasons to Attend the Spark Now Summit

Raise Your Voice, Share His Mission, Spread His Truth: 3 Reasons to Attend the Spark Now Summit

by Baylee Dunn

I am a person who is inspired by the power of a story. For as long as I can remember, I have loved reading books and writing stories of my own. Earlier this year, before attending the Spark Christian Podcast Conference, I was not familiar with the way that stories are shared through podcasting. After the conference, though, it became evident to me that those who are called to Christian podcasting are gifted communicators with unique stories to tell. Each one of these stories has the potential to ignite a spark within the Kingdom of God. The words of Christian communicators bring life and light into darkness. They spread hope and point others to the love of Jesus. 

I believe that the Spark Now Summit is exactly the event that Christian communicators need to help us share God’s mission, spread His truth, and raise our voices for the Kingdom. Here are three simple reasons why you should consider attending. 

Spark Now will equip you to raise your voice for what matters. 

The times that we are living in today are chaotic, divisive, and troubling. But, as Christians, we have hope in the promises of God. We know that Jesus will return one day and gather with Him all who believe in His name. While we do not know the time at which this will occur, we are commissioned to make disciples while here on Earth. This is not a commissioning that we can sit idly with. Instead, it is one that we actively engage in, seeking opportunities to share the hope that we so desperately hold on too. While the speakers at the Spark Now Summit will be teaching from their varying fields of expertise, they all have one thing in common: they want to see you raise your voice now. They want to see you speak up for the things of the Kingdom. And, at Spark, you will be equipped, empowered, and encouraged to do just that. 

Spark Now will empower you to spread His truth.

The Spark Media team believes that your story has kingdom significance. At the Spark Now Summit, you will learn to leverage the gifts that the Lord has given you to speak truth into the lives of those in your own circle of influence. Whether you are a newly emerging Christian communicator or a seasoned veteran with experience in the industry, Spark has a message for you. From social media branding to interview skills, to working with multiple hosts, and the power of storytelling, attendees are guaranteed to walk away empowered to share the messages that the Lord has given them. 

Spark Now will encourage you to share in His mission. 

Friend, the Spark Now Summit was founded with you in mind. Misty and the Spark Media team have a desire to see you chase after Jesus and all that He has in store for you. Walking in the way of His truth, surrendering to His will for your life, and carrying the message of the gospel to all people are things that we, at Spark media, have a heart for. You are in the middle of God’s mission field, right where you are at. And, you have the gift, the opportunity, and the responsibility to share in the work of the Lord. So, raise your voice now, share His mission now, spread His truth now, SPARK Now! 

The Spark Speaker lineup includes Misty Phillip, Kate Battistelli, September McCarthy, and Jamie Erickson of the Mom to Mom podcast, Mike McDonald of The Bible Project, Sunny Gault of Independent Podcast Network Rebecca Dotson George of Do The Thing Movement, Matt Sommerfield of Sommerfield Productions Kelly Buckner of Bee Bold Consulting, Dorothy Strouhal, and Charity Ellis.

I hope that this post encouraged you. I am so excited about the Spark Now Summit! For those interested in speaking with a literary agent, Blythe Daniel and Stephanie Alton of the Blythe Daniel Agency will be taking literary appointments virtually. These can be added to the purchase of a ticket for an additional fee. 

The event will occur virtually on November 6th, 2020, and early bird ticket sales continue through October 23, 2020. Purchase your ticket today before the prices increase! 

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Cherlyn Decker: Overcoming Difficult Circumstances

Cherlyn Decker: Overcoming Difficult Circumstances

This week on By His Grace, I sit down with Cherlyn Decker, a spiritual director, speaker, and entrepreneur who has a passion for helping people balance the demands of home, work, and life. In this episode, Cherlyn shares with us the lesson that the Lord taught her during a difficult circumstance. Through her trial, God taught her how to R.O.A.R.

R – Respond to circumstances 

O – Overcome obstacles 

A – Apply what she has learned from seasons of difficulty 

R – Reveal her story to others

In this episode, Cherlyn gives a powerful testimony of how God works all things for the good of those who love Him. She also shares a personal testimony of how God worked in her season of struggle. 

Key Takeaways

  • “Until we find what the word of God says, we speak with no power.” 
  • “We are faced with a choice: we can choose to be a victim or we can choose to be victorious.” 
  • “When we triumph over trials, our story says it’s possible.” 
  • “Our stories are there to help other people find their breakthrough.” 


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