Ronne Rock and I have a far-reaching conversation about church hurt and the love of the body of Christ. She believes that you are hand-crafted by God for a life that is rich and vibrant and filled with stories. She travels the world to find hope and restoration in the midst of brokenness, and she invests in the lives of women to provide encouragement and wisdom for faith’s journeys.
Karen lives in Alabama with her husband and three (20, 18 and 9-year-old) children. Currently, she homeschools her youngest as well as caregiving to her husband. Karen’s husband suffers from a debilitating disease known as Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. She also teaches women that in their brokenness, they are not disqualified from serving God and others. In fact, in the middle of brokenness, she teaches women the secrets of what she has learned in order that they may live life with more love, grace, and gratitude in the middle of brokenness.
Karen blogs at www.glimpsesoffaithandstruggles.com
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Rachel Bruno: When Your World is Turned Upside Down
Rachel Bruno is a wife and mother of two young boys. Everything seemed to be going according to plan until the unimaginable happened. Her calling is to educate, and edify others who may be experiencing what seems like a hopeless situation, yet someway, against all odds, God always shows up.
Episode 11: Charity Bradshaw – Staying I Do
Author Charity Bradshaw joins me to talk about the importance of communication in marriage. Charity is the author of Staying I Do: Committed, Connected & Crazy in Love for a Lifetime.
Episode 10: Lauren White Birchmire – From Grief to Grace
Lauren and her husband David suffered the loss of their first child at three and a half weeks old, their daughter Makena to a heart defect. Lauren went from not wanting a memorial service; to speaking at the memorial for nearly twenty minutes. Lauren clung to the hope found in Romans 15:13. As a result, God began working in this devastation.
A vast part of their healing has come through Celebrate Recovery. A twelve-step Christian based program that has helped Lauren navigate her anxiety and grief, and has helped her husband overcome alcoholism and pornography.
Episode 9: Stephanie Green Scott: A Mother of Many
My guest Stephanie Scott suffered the painful loss of her premature son, Wyn. Though she has never had any children of her own, she has become a mother to many!
Stephanie shares the purpose she found in her pain as the team mom to a college football team.
My favorite quote from the show is “ I prayed for one and God gave me hundreds” – Stephanie Scott
Stephanie Scott is a coach’s Tommy’s wife and team mom at Reinhardt University. Stephanie’s motto is faith, family, friends, football and service. You can find out more about Stephanie on her blog www.hopeshaping.com
We are bombarded with images of perfection. Many women today struggle with self-worth, feeling like they don’t measure up or that they just aren’t enough. Missy Lewis is a woman on a mission to combat the lie that we are not enough!
Missy Lewis is a wife, Momma, and “Minnie” (that’s her grandma name) from rural West Texas. When she’s not playing with her two precious granddaughters, she blogs at themissylewis.com. She is a scribe and a messenger with one urgent message – God loves you just as you are! You are ENOUGH already!
Sarah Geringer has had a life long struggle with loneliness that began childhood when her parents divorced. Loneliness happens for a variety of reasons from physical isolation, moving to a new location, divorce and the loss of a loved, just to name a few. Sarah shares how she has found fellowship in the body of Christ and how loneliness has actually become a gift of grace that caused her to have a deepened relationship, God.
Sarah Geringer writes about Finding Peace in God’s Word at sarahgeringer.com and is the author of three self-published books. She is represented by Michelle Lazurek of WordWise Media Services. Her book on Christian meditation will be published by Leafwood Publishers in October 2019. She lives in her beloved home state of Missouri with her husband and three children.
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Saying yes to Jesus in walking by faith has charted an unexpectedly challenging, joy-filled journey for Susan Wilder.
Susan tenderly loves her husband, Frank, and their children and grandchildren. On this episode, Susan shares about God’s peace and provision in unexpected ways, and blessings that have resulted in while caring for her family.
Susan currently serves as the Women’s Ministry Leader at Southeast Christian Church: Crestwood Campus in Louisville, Kentucky. Susan also blogs at http://byfaithandcoffee.com.