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Peter Phillip: 2020 – What a Year!

Peter Phillip: 2020 – What a Year!

2020 – What a Year! For the final episode of the By His Grace podcast for 2020, I invite my amazing husband, and producer of the By His Grace podcast, Peter Phillip to the show to discuss the year in review. Peter and I reflect on the year 2020 and discuss the way we saw God move and His faithful provision. We talk about the Spark Christian Podcast Conference, and the many blessings of 2020. We also discuss our favorite By His Grace podcast episodes, thoughts about quarantine, and a look ahead for the By His Grace podcast in 2021. 

Key Takeaways

“We think that we are in control, but He is the one steering the ship.” 

“Even when it feels like the whole world is falling apart, God is faithful through it all.” 

“Undeniably, the Holy Spirit is moving in the world.” 

“God promised us that there would be trouble, but He also promised us that there is a greater gift.”

“The best thing that could come out of this pandemic is that people would come to know Jesus.”

“God is doing something amazing with the medium of podcasting.” 


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25 More Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

25 More Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

25 More Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

The Spark Media team is excited to share even more faith-filled podcasts with you in this season. We hope that these podcasts point you to the hope and encouragement that can only be found in Jesus. In the new year, we want to provide content that serves you well and helps you grow in your work as a podcaster and in your faith. Here are 25 more podcasts to listen to in 2021. 

26. Take Heart with Amy Brown, Sara Clime, and Carrie HoltT

The hosts of Take Heart, Amy Brown, Sara Clime, and Carrie Holt seek to equip special needs moms with Biblical truth and hope through the telling of inspiring stories. Special needs moms are sure to be encouraged as they are joined in their walks by others with similar circumstances. If you are raising a child with unique needs, this show is for you. 

27. The Mike Thakur Show

Mike Thakur, the host of the Mike Thakur show, fuses faith and business together on his new and inspiring show. He provides an entrepreneurial perspective while at the same time sharing passionately about issues that matter in the Christian faith.  

28. The Renew You Podcast with Quinn Kelley

The host of Renew You, Quinn Kelley, invites listeners to tune in to honest and authentic conversations that center around renewed faith. If you are looking for real, honest, and vulnerable conversations, this show is for you. 

29. Compelled with Paul Hastings

The host of Compelled, Paul Hastings, seeks to tell stories of people who are compelled to live life in a way that is glorifying to the Lord. This encouraging show is sure to spur you on in your faith and to provide hope and faith-filled conversations for your day. 

30. Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengston 

The host of Your Hope-Filled Perspective, Dr. Michelle Bengston, finds hope in every situation and helps her listeners to find it, too. This insightful podcast brings a wealth of knowledge and practical advice suited to everyone.

31. Take the Stage with Mary Snyder 

The host of Take The Stage, Mary Snyder, brings insight and training to listeners who have a desire to speak professionally. Her interviews address the questions that often go unanswered in the speaking world. If you want to be a speaker, you need to listen in. 

32. We’re Not Done Yet with Susan Macias 

The host of We’re Not Done Yet, Susan Macias, encourages moms who are empty nesters to step out into the purpose that the Lord has for them. This podcast will encourage you to serve the Lord wholeheartedly right where you are. 

33. Mom to Mom with Jamie Erickson, Kate Battistelli, and September McCarthy

The hosts of the Mom to Mom podcast seek to provide a unique perspective on the journey of motherhood. These moms all come from varying backgrounds, different generations, and have unique motherhood experiences. They are a wealth of knowledge and we encourage moms too listen in to the show. 

34. The Alli Worthington Show

Alli Worthington, the host of the Alli Worthington show, brings people that she knows, likes, and trusts on to her show. This means that listeners can expect to be encouraged, uplifted, and inspired by its content. Alli is passionate about helping women to overcome adversity and stand strong in the faith that the Lord has given us. 

35. Dream Big with Bob Goff 

The host of Dream Big, Bob Goff, inspires listeners to reach for their God-given dreams. He walks alongside of listeners in an encouraging manner and compassionately guides us toward our purpose in Christ. 

36. The Bible Project 

The Bible Project podcast is a resource that allows listeners to dig deep theologically, be encouraged by truth and scripture, and have many deep questions addressed. This podcast is an extension of the ministry that creates YouTube videos explaining the Bible in a way that makes it accessible to everyone. 

37. The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey 

The host of The Happy Hour, Jamie Ivey, invites her guests to grab a cup of coffee and join her and a friend each week for conversations that are filled with laughter and are sure to encourage you. A wide array of topics are discussed on the show and every woman can benefit from hearing these episodes. 

38. The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast 

The founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa Terkeurst, equips women with Biblical truth through her work as a speaker, Bible Study teacher, and author. This podcast is an extension of this ministry and it helps women to walk though life deeply rooted in who we are as devoted followers of Christ. 

39. Confessions of a Crappy Christian with Blake Guichet 

The host of Confessions of a Crappy Christian, Blake Guichet, strives to have conversations that revolve around issues that are unaddressed in the church. Her podcast helps listeners to see that we are not alone in our hardship and that others have walked through similar circumstances. 

40. Longing for More with Vona Johnson 

The host of Longing for More, Vona Johnson, encourages listeners to incorporate faith into every activity that we partake in. Because Jesus is at the center of all things, it is essential that we give Him honor and praise throughout our days. This podcast teaches us to lives in reverence to the Lord. 

41. Real People, Real Talk with Paul Calcote

The host of Real People, Real Talk, Paul Calcote, is a pastor who through his podcast, has created a space for real, raw, and vulnerable conversation. He addresses issues from a Biblical perspective and brings on guests that are sure to inspire. 

42. Positively Joy with Yvette Walker

The host of Positively Joy, Yvette Walker, invites listeners to embrace the joyous moments of life and to look out for joy in all circumstances. Her show is a breath of fresh air and you are sure to enjoy it. 

43. God Girl Nation with Susan McPherson 

The host of God Girl Nation, Susan McPherson, has a passion for seeing women follow God’s call on our lives. She interviews individuals who are passionately pursuing Jesus and all that he has for them. This podcast is sure to equip you to live out your God-given purpose. 

44. Building Faith with Kris Reece 

The host of Building Faith, Kris Reece, is passionate about delivering Bible-based messages to her audience. It is so important that, as Christians, we are being encouraged scripturally and this show is a fabulous resource for that. Listen in. 

45. Your Spiritual Game Plan with Cheri Fletcher 

The host of Your Spiritual Game Plan, Cheri Fletcher, strives to show women our identities in Christ through candid conversations with her guests. This show is a must-listen if you want to be thoroughly encouraged. 

46. The Unstoppable Solo Mom with Annie Quinnell

The host of the Unstoppable Solo Mom, Annie Quinnell, seeks to encourage mothers who are parenting solo. She provides insight, hope, and encouragement to single mothers who need to hear that they are not alone in the journey.

47. Motherhood Unmasked with Vanessa Harris

The host of Motherhood Unmasked, Vanessa Harris, encourages mothers to come as they are to be equipped and inspired to face. The challenges that come along with motherhood. There are many obstacles for moms, but Vanessa shows us that we are not alone. 

48. Your Best Writing Life with Linda Goldfarb 

Your Best Writing Life is a podcast designed to equip writers of all stages to chase their writing dreams. The show provides insight from industry leaders and helpful hints to guide writers along on their paths. 

49. I Am The Remnant with Sunny Gault

The host of I Am The Remnant, Sunny Gault, believes that God is constantly communicating with His people. Though this powerfully podcast, she encourages listeners to lean in and listen intently to what He has to say to us. 

50. Bridge of the Faithful with Jenna Erlandson 

The host of Bridge of the Faithful, Jenna Erlandson, helps listeners define the word faithful and to see how God’s character reveals Him as such. This encouraging show is sure to lift you spirits and remind you of God’s truth. 

We hope that you have enjoyed reading through 25 more podcasts to listen to in 2021. We encourage you to take some time and listen to these shows in the new year. Each one of them has encouraged the members of the Spark Media Team greatly. 

25 More Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

Spark Media presents – 25 Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

Spark Media presents – 25 Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

The Spark Media team is excited to share some of our favorite podcasts. These are Christian podcasts that are sure to encourage, inspire, and help you walk out your faith. Here are 25 podcasts to listen to in the new year. 

  1. Raising Christian Kids with Lee Ann Mancini

The host of the Raising Christian Kids podcast, Lee Ann Mancini, believes that it is necessary for parents to help instill Christian values in their children before the age of ten. Her show provides priceless resources, Biblical insights, and education and guidance for parents of young children in hopes that what is shared will ultimately lead to the preservation of a Christian nation. 

  1. The Air That I Breathe with Jodi Howe 

The host of The Air That I Breathe, Jodi Howe, beautifully articulates what it looks like to struggle with anxiety and to walk closely with Jesus. If you are someone who struggles with anxious thoughts, this show will point you directly to the source of everlasting peace and show you that you are never alone when Jesus draws near. 

  1. Kairos Moments with Julie Holmquist

The host of Kairos Moments, Julie Holmquist, teaches listeners to look out for moments in life when God moves. She encourages listeners to respond to Him and all that He is orchestrating and working through our lives. Kairos moments is a podcast you will love that will help you to have an active faith. 

  1. By His Grace with Misty Phillip 

The host of By His Grace, Misty Phillip, believes that “where there are deep wounds, there is deep grace.” She invites listeners into an encouraging space to hear conversations revolving around life’s greatest struggles. Misty invites listeners to journey alongside her and to discover that though the struggles of life are real, so is God. 

  1. The Pantry Podcast with Shea and Michelle Watson 

The hosts of the Pantry Podcast, Shea and Michelle Watson, have a passion for seeing people come to know the Lord more intimately. Through their candid conversations with each other and with their guests, this couple guides new believers and those who have walked with Jesus for a while into more intimate fellowship with Him. If you enjoy theological conversations, laughs, and fun, you will love this show.

  1.   Hearts at Rest with Sarah Keeling 

The host of Hearts at Rest, Sarah Keeling, has a passion for seeing parents raise their children up in the ways of the Lord. In these short but impactful episodes, Sarah teaches parents to pray through scripture with their children. If you are a parent of a young child or are involved in the lives’ of little ones in any capacity, this show will help you to point them to Jesus. 

  1. Coffee Jeans & Jesus with Micaela Deegan 

The host of Coffee, Jeans, & Jesus, Michaela Deegan, encourages women to come just as they are to be encouraged through Biblical truths and healing conversations. If you need a dose of encouragement in this season, this show is a great place to start. 

  1. His GPS for Your SOS with Cindy Yorks 

The host of His GPS for Your SOS, Cindy Yorks, passionately walks alongside listeners in our faith walks. She encourages listeners to trust in God in all seasons, especially difficult ones. She helps listeners identify our struggles and seek God’s heart for our issues. His GPS for Your SOS is a fabulous show for anyone who needs to be encouraged and pointed to the truth of God’s word. 

  1. A Quilter’s Life with Paula Chamberlain 

The host of A Quilter’s Life, Paula Chamberlain, believes that every quilter has a story to tell. Her show exists so that these stories can be told. This show is perfect for the quilter in your life. It is sure to encourage, uplift, and inspire, while at the same time, sparking creativity. 

  1. Heart in a Drawer with Sarah Geringer 

The host of Heart in a Drawer, Sarah Geringer, has a heart for children of divorce. Her podcast addresses issues that this unique population faces. She approaches each episode from a perspective of someone who has walked this path. She uses her platform to share stories and her own experiences in hopes that they will help others to heal. 

  1. An Unresolved Life with Teresa Blaes 

The host of An Unresolved Life, Teresa Blaes, seeks to answer life’s most difficult questions through a Biblical perspective. Everyone has questions, regardless of how much or how little we have been involved in the faith. An Unresolved Life is the show for you if you if you wish to be encouraged, inspired, and challenged in your faith. 

  1. Grit and Glam with Dorothy Strouhal and Allison Henderson 

The hosts of Grit and Glam, Dorothy Strouhal and Allison Henderson, recognize that faith is the foundation for all things in life, and that glam is necessary for every woman. This show invites listeners into candid conversations between friends. On the show, they tackle many issues from business, to mental health, wellness, and dating. This show is for you if you need a little sparkle in your life. 

  1. Flourishing with Avery Forrest 

The host of Flourishing, Avery Forrest, encourages listeners to live out our unique callings and purposes with intention and passion. She believes that never in history has God duplicated a person or their story. On the show, she shares the ways that the Lord has helped her to flourish and cheers you on as you do the same. 

  1. Look Out For Joy with Adria Wilkins

The host of Look Out For Joy, Adria Wilkins, is so incredibly joyful that her joy overflows. She encourages her listeners to look out for joy in every area of life and she serves as a wonderful guide in this process. This show is for you if you need a little extra joy in this season. 

  1. Gospel Spice with Stephanie Rousselle 

The host of Gospel Spice, Stephanie Rousselle, has a heart for people and for Jesus. Her desire is to help listeners spice up our faith and our walks with the Lord. She walks alongside listeners sharing Biblical truth and insight to help us enhance our study of God’s word. 

  1. Fierce Calling with Doris Swift 

The host of Fierce Calling, Doris Swift, sits with women and shares their stories of purpose, calling, and the way that the Lord works through them. If you are a woman who is unsure of your calling, a woman who is secure in your calling, or a woman who is curious about what walking in step with the Lord looks like, this is the show for you. 

  1. Do the Thing Movement with Rebecca Dotson George 

The host of Do the Thing Movement, Rebecca Dotson George, is an encourager and a cheerleader who walks joyfully alongside listeners as they “do the thing.” If you need encouragement to do the thing that God has called you to, this podcast is for you. Rebecca will journey with you, cheer you on, and be the friend that you need while you walk in your calling. 

  1. The Love Offering with Rachael Adams 

The host of The Love Offering, Rachael Adams, interviews women who are living out their faith and loving others well. The Love Offering is sure to encourage you to share your gifts, talents, and love with the world. 

  1. Life on Purpose with Amy Debrucque

The host of Life on Purpose, Amy Debrecque, has candid conversations with individuals who have battled anxiety and fear. She speaks to those who have overcome this struggle, and gives hope to those who are still struggling. If you know someone or are someone who battles anxious thoughts, this encouraging show is for you. 

  1. Real Talk with Rachael with Rachael Gilbert

The host of Real Talk with Rachael, Rachael Gilbert, seeks to have honest and encouraging conversations about tough subjects. Her goal is to bring what is in darkness into the light. Through listening to the show, each listener will, without a doubt, feel less alone in her struggle and grasp the hope that is found in Jesus. 

  1. Exhale with Holly Newton 

The host of Exhale, Holly Newton, encourages her listeners to lean into and embrace rest. Not any type of rest, but rest in the Lord. Holly and her co-hosts take listeners on an encouraging journey to find purpose and rest in the Lord. 

  1. It is For Freedom with Holly Meyers 

The host of It is For Freedom, Holly Meyers, shares inspiring stories of women who have been set free by the love of Jesus. She recognizes that the reason for our freedom is so that we may go forward and free others by the power of God’s word and their testimonies. These testimonies of freedom are sure to inspire you to find your own freedom in Christ and to pursue it wholeheartedly. 

  1. Equipped to Be Connie Albers

The host of Equipped to Be, Connie Albers, strives to help women develop their God-given gifts and thrive in the callings that the Lord has placed on our lives. Her practical insight, encouraging interviews, and focus on relationships and connection are likely to help you thrive in your walk with the Lord. 

  1. Grace Enough Amber Cullum 

The host of Grace Enough, Amber Cullum, seeks to remind Christians that God’s grace is enough to sustain us in all seasons. 

  1. Seek Go Create Tim Winders

The host of Seek Go Create, Tim Winders, helps Christians rethink how we live, work, and lead. If you enjoy business podcasts, this is the show for you.  

We hope that you enjoy these podcasts and that they serve as an encouragement to you during this season. 

Kris Reece: Exchange Your Fear for Peace

Kris Reece: Exchange Your Fear for Peace

Merry Christmas 2020 friends. In this episode of By His Grace, I chat with my friend, Kris Reece, author of the book “Make it Matter: A Roadmap to Living Life on Purpose.” We discuss practical ways to overcome fear and the importance of focusing inward, outward, and upward when dealing with it. We also talk about our purpose, living intentionally, and trusting in the Lord. 

Key Takeaways 

  • “Usually prayer is not our first response. It’s our last resort.” 
  • “Fear at best distracts us from our relationship with God and our purpose in God. At its worst, it is literally going to rob you of everything until you are completely barren.” 
  • “Feel all the feelings – just don’t get stuck there.” 
  • “Fear doesn’t begin in the circumstances. It begins in our mind.” 
  • “At the very least, our fears should be fueling our prayers.”


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Resources from the Introduction

When Fear and Doubt Rage – Dr Jeff Myers Summit Ministries

You will stay true
Even when the lies come
Your word remains truth
Even when my thoughts don’t line up
I will stand tall
On each promise You made
Let the rest fade away
There’s a peace far beyond all understanding
May it ever set my heart at ease
Dare anxiety come, I’ll remember
That peace is a promise You keep
Peace is a promise You keep
You will stay true
Even in the chaos
Your word remains truth
Even when my mind wreaks havoc
I will be still
For I’ve known all along
My Jehovah Shalom
There’s a peace far beyond all understanding
May it ever set my heart at ease
What anxiety fails to remember
Is peace is a promise You keep
Peace is a promise You keep
You are peace to a restless soul
Peace when my thoughts wage war
Peace to the anxious heart
That’s who You are, that’s who You are
You are peace when my fear takes hold
Peace when I feel enclosed
Peace when I lose control
That’s who You are, that’s who You are
I’ve found peace far beyond all understanding
Let it flow when my mind’s under siege
All anxiety bows in the presence
Of Jesus the Keeper of Peace
And peace is a promise He keeps

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Robert Fergusson: Teaching, Preaching, and Storytelling

Robert Fergusson: Teaching, Preaching, and Storytelling

In this episode of By His Grace, I had the incredible opportunity to interview Robert Fergusson, the teaching pastor at Hillsong Church. Robert Fergusson is one of the key team at Hillsong Church, where he has been on staff for over 30 years. He is passionate about imparting practical life principles from the Bible and his primary responsibilities involve pastoral oversight and preaching and teaching. Robert is married to Amanda; they have three married children and currently seven grandchildren.

If Fergusson were to tell you a story, whether from a church platform or in the confines of the seat next to you on an airplane, you would undoubtedly listen – and undeniably be changed. That’s because he has been effectively telling stories for the past 45 years and believes that there is a priceless significance gained when you discern and absorb the age-old practice.

We discuss the heart of storytelling, the methodology that he uses in teaching communications, and his new book, “Are You Getting This? Teaching, Preaching, and Storytelling.”

Key Takeaways 

  • “We are qualified by the grace of God.” 
  • “A person with experience is never at the mercy of a person with an argument.” 
  • “Anyone can be used by God to speak.” 


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