Letters From Home

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Letters from Home is a faith-building podcast sharing everyday stories of faith from people of all walks of life. Life is hard, and on most days, our faith needs a boost. Letters From Home Podcast will bring a new faith story, every other week, from people who love Jesus, of all ages & demographics. You will hear in these stories, their dreams, their failures, their pain, their struggles, their life changing encounters, and their extraordinary moments. You’ll leave each episode encouraged and inspired to love God and the people around you more deeply.

"At The Altar" Rhonda Hollins
Sep 14 2022
"At The Altar" Rhonda Hollins
Episode Description:In marriage, two become one, but that is definitely a process. Some would call that process "from me to we." Rhonda Hollins shares her profound “me to we” journey of love. You will hear how a painful dating experience affected her, how a miracle shaped her and how the love for her Savior has enabled her to live, and lay her life and loved ones at the altar. Today, Rhonda and her husband Conell are busy helping hundreds of couples start off with strong foundations for godly marriages. And in this story, we are invited into their home, to see where it all started out.Matthew 6:33: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”----------------------------------------------Topics Shared:Happy Childhood, P.K.Parents married 50 yearsClearly saved at age 6Baptized, and hears God’s voice13 yr old rebelling, at odds with momDating abuseLearning to trust againHoneymoon, and the loss of a parentThe “me to we” first yearA very sick newbornMiracle provision, surgery and healingGod has raised beautiful ministry through their familyMinistry of premarital counseling and strong foundationsTHE P.S. Questions Answered:Asking permission before physical encounters in marriage1.Tips on pursuing a relationship, pursue premarital counsel2.Communication3.Heated Fellowship4.How to Keep the fires going in marriage when things become stale 5.How has the pandemic changed youRhonda and Conell Hollins links:Website: “Me to We Talk” Women in Distress 24-Hour Crisis Hotline 1-954-761-1133Guest Quotes:Conell “Marriage is one conversation, one long, long communication.” Conell “whatever you did when you were dating, keep that going. Why does it have to stop? It only stops because we allow it to our we become stagnant, or we become lazy. We become lazy in love, and once you become lazy and complacent, it is hard to get out of it.” It’s hard to get back to something that is special, something that is fiery.Conell “A name has no character, no color, no flaw, but it means so much.”Related Episodes:Raven Hartwell’s story. more everyday extraordinary faith stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!We would love to hear how the Lord has encouraged you through this story. lfhpodcast@gmail.comTo join our Facebook Group for bonus live stories and convos: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter Bingeable Series, hover over the “Episodes” tab: are on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live :). Just type in ‘Letters From Home Podcast’ and it should pop right up.Show Notes:
"Called Out of Drug Dealing" Paul Ybarra
Aug 31 2022
"Called Out of Drug Dealing" Paul Ybarra
What if all you knew as a teenager was abandonment, abuse and drug dealing? How would that shape your perspective and choices? Paul Ybarra takes us right into his home and his life as a teenage drug dealer in California in the 80’s. You will hear how his life spiraled out of control, as the stakes got bigger and bigger. He also shares the beautiful way the Lord stopped him in his tracks, called him out of that life and put him on a new path.Psalm 1:2-3 “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”**Special Note: Because this is a family-friendly podcast I want to take just a moment to let you know this podcast contains some sensitive content that might not be safe for young ears. If you have young kids listening, please take note and consider putting in earbuds. Show Notes: Shared:Low rider truck club parents, San Jose in the 70’sCharismatic stepfather, big strong partying familyLearned class in the hood Raised Jehovah’s Witness, stepdad was in leadership and nice at homeLight switch to narcissism and major abuse, molestationShame and guilt as a familyElders didn’t believe the family, coverup ensuedPremeditated evil and double life JailedFresh start in Yakima, Wa. & MabtonMom spirals down, with cocaineCreated a cool imageLoved by a family14 yrs old, feeling abandoned by his momShe chooses another man over her childrenGiven a ticket back to CaLIVING THE GANGSTER LIFESTYLE, GANG BANGER:His Mom moves back and becomes a secret Taco Bell madam, with a prostitute ring.Even the high school counselor gives up on himSo he goes hard into the lifestyleHigh rolling, living the Snoop Dog Video lifeStarts tweaking, and going hard on drugsLoses everything, and loses trust on the streets, depression sets in, and he tries to forget everythingGets sober for a minute, finds a girlfriend who he wants to help and gets right back inA String of jobs, and refuses rehabTwo thirty day stints in county jailCHANGED BY THE LORD:Mike Williams and his helpSuicidalBinging, and doing a paper routeA Cry out to GodQuitting cold turkey, no uppers, no weed, and starting a New sales jobAffair with a young Christian womanReputation lostGets soberHis boss invites him to church, first man he respects since the age of 12.1/09/2005 goes to the altar, salvation New life, and then backsliding begins, back in California A friend helps bring him back and repentanceA year of purificationMeets his wife at churchThree months later marriedSold out for GodMINISTRY:Set Free MinistriesLive-streaming on PeriscopeRecovery is for everyoneCoaching ministry beginsKingdom Linked NetworkSpiritual Father to ManyTHE P.S. Questions Answered:The Importance of Discipleship How The Pandemic Has Changed HimPaul Ybarra Links:Website: Kingdom Lined Network, Connecting Community, Building the Kingdom Group: We Are Community to check out: Activate Your Next Level Mindset Podcast with Coach Paul, Coach’s Corner with Paul Ybarra, On The Go Podcast With Paul YbarraPaul’s Book: 100 Power Tips to Set You Free: The Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 & Website: Ybarra Quotes:“I just found the easy route, because my brother was out there in the streets. The lifestyle was selling dope, making some money, sell a whole lot of weed and have fun, and smoke weed. Right about that time is when gangster rap had just hit the market, in the late 80’s early 90’s, and you just live the lifestyle. The lifestyle soon became by the time I was 17 in high school, selling dope in school.”“My mom had a job at Taco Bell, and along the way, she actually became a madam for this secret prostitute ring that was in Taco Bell. So it was part of the franchise, and she was making a huge amount of money, rolls of money was coming home every night. At 16 years old, I thought ‘I guess this is how we do life. So I was slinging dope in school. We would go to Taco Bell and get 5 to 10 bags of free food. It was like this junior mafia basically, all my home boys making money, doing the things.”“I was a senior. One day I went to school and my counselor called me into the office and he said ‘Paul, what do you plan on doing with your life? All you do is come here and sell dope. Why don’t you just drop out. And I was sitting there thinking, ‘But you are my counselor, really?”“We lived it, we spent it, boats, cars parties, like a Snoop Dog video, that’s what we lived. And through that, built a lot of respect in the streets. I was never in a gang, p erse, just gang-banged, always wearing red, a northerner, the whole nine, that’s who I was.”“So basically, you have two different roles in the street. You have the thug and you have the money makers. I was part of the money maker crews, but we didn’t do the dirt.” “I turned a crazy leaf and lost everything.”“I was no longer the dope addict. I was no longer the home boy that sells dope. I was no longer the connection. I was Paul Ybarra.”“Back then I was a home boy. I’m surrounded by nothing but white boys. I thought they were narcs. I thought it was a set up, because I was high, I was tripping. Then I found my little crew, they were all from Lodi, little Mexican homeboys and white boys that were cool homeboys. We all thought we were surrounded by narcs.”I quit cold Turkey. That was my only escape. So we get on a sales crew. I know all the spots. I learned how to sell cleaner, and I learned it well.” “I I got kicked out of my apartment. I moved in with a friend of mine who lived out in the country, but that trailer that was out there was infested with rats. I literally had to cover myself with a blanket like a cocoon to go to sleep. And one Saturday morning I said ‘God whoever you are, if you just give me a better job, I promise to serve you however you see fit. And that same day….”“Recovery is for everyone. So how do I brand this to where I can reach people that aren’t in recovery, but help them deal with the abandonment, the mindset, the rejection, the spirituality?”Related Episodes:Ep. 31- “All Joking Aside” BIG Dave Ebert more everyday extraordinary faith stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!We would love to hear how the Lord has encouraged you through this story. lfhpodcast@gmail.comTo join our Facebook Group for bonus live stories and convos: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter: Bingeable Series, hover over the “Episodes” tab:
“A Strong-Willed Child and Her Loving Father” Cynthia Tobias
Aug 17 2022
“A Strong-Willed Child and Her Loving Father” Cynthia Tobias
A strong-willed child. When was the last time you heard a parent say they have a strong-willed child, and were happy about it? This phrase usually has negative connotations and thoughts that fill our minds. But what if it didn’t? What if upon discovering we had a strong-willed child, we rejoiced, and knew that we had the tools to teach and guide that child well, and had great hope for the kind of force and strong-willed adult they could one day be for the Lord.Cynthia Tobias was a strong-willed child, and is now a strong-willed adult, a humble force impacting our world for God’s kingdom. In her story you will hear the deep impact her loving Father and upbringing made on her life, and how the Lord she has trusted in from youth, has shaped who she is and how she ministers now, with her dear husband of 14 years, Jack Talley, in Bonney Lake, Washington.Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” -----Topics Shared:A STRONG-WILLED CHILD, BELOVED BY HER FATHERNazarene holiness preacher dadAdmiring and watching her parentsPastoring in Reno and VegasAt 16, she spoke at the rescue missionStrong-willed child, belovedChurch pianist, organist and janitorLearned to work hard and meet the needMy father modeled for me as a strong-willed child how I could one day be, as astrong-willed godly adultPutting Chic Tracts on the desks in middle schoolWorking at the Christian Supply Center Las Vegas NevadaPREPARATION TO SPEAK TO A ROUGHER AUDIENCETeaching high schoolBecoming a female copWorking with first responders and militaryHigh School drug bust undercover agentBECOMING A STRONG-WILLED MOMTwins with vastly different personalitiesFocus on the Family reached out to herAuthored 14 booksHow she helped her strong-willed and her compliant twin boysBonus Tips: FIVE THINGS THAT DON’T WORK WITH STRONG-WILLED CHILDRENAround min 40(Trigger phrases that will cause us to both go down in flames)UNEXPECTED DIVORCE, BROKENNESS & REMARRIAGELies and a crumbling foundationBlindsided and completely unanticipatedCounseling and great effort to save her marriageStruggling single Mom raising 12 year old twinsNever closer to her Abba FatherWorking with Focus on The Family, Kings Schools, Family Life TodayVarying ministry responses to her divorceOverall she was supportedAlways speaking well of her exAfter 4 years, began datingDating and marrying Jack Tally, a wonderful Christian man, now 14 years marriedApple Street Business and Ministry, growth and provisionAn international ministryTHE P.S.Cynthia answers these questions and More:How can we see revival in our churches in America?What would you say to Christians who are struggling with motivation post-pandemic?What can you say to people that are going through the most difficult time of theirlives?Guest Links:www.CynthiaTobias.comSign up for Cynthia’s Weekly Video Blog! here for a free sample! Cynthia on Facebook Peek at Cynthia's newest book: Quotes:“In the city of sin, I was surrounded and grounded, and focused on Christ. TheJesus music coming in, the ‘honk if you love Jesus’, The Way, The Living Bible, allthe music groups that came through, I got in on that part. It would have been soeasy to fall away into the secular part God had a plan, and that is where he keptme, in the hollow of his hand, right there at Christian Supply Center, Las Vegas,Nevada.”“I heard them pray out loud for us every day. Morning and night they haddevotions, on their own, as well as with us. My dad would very quickly if we had anissue or a problem he would say, ‘let’s pray about this. Let’s find out what Godwants us to do.” I grew up believing that’s what you did, that if you didn’t have anyidea what to do, you always went to God. My dad reflected that constantly. Youcannot underestimate the power of your parents, especially your dad, and thepower of example.”“I found out that you get hired for all of the things you get in trouble for at school.That was eye opening. Employers are looking for someone with high energy level,good social skills, critical thinking, all of the things we are trying to discourage inschool. So I was able to come back and put my lessons and what I was teachingthem in context.”“I learned that you just don’t give ultimatums to strong-willed children. If you usethem, you both go down in flames.”“My favorite speakers are those, that if I walk away, I don’t remember what theywore, or exactly a lot about them, I just remember the message. And that’s what Istrive to be.”“The harder you are persecuted, the closer you come to Christ or the further youwalk away. There is really not much in between.”-------------For more inspiring stories: would love to hear how the Lord has encouraged you through this story:lfhpodcast@gmail.com*FREE APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all ofour episodes in one easy place. Click on the link below. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter Bingeable Series, hover over the “Episodes” tab: are on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Alexa, Siri, Amazon, AudibleGoogle, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live.Show Notes:
“The Unmasking” Chris Archuleta
Aug 3 2022
“The Unmasking” Chris Archuleta
Have you ever had the feeling that your life, what people see, and the reality of your heart are so far apart it is like you are wearing a mask.Chris Archuleta was faking his spirituality as a pastor, so much so, that his family didn’t even know. This went on for years, until through a series of painful events, God helped him take that mask off. He shares with us that painful, but healing process, and how His loving God captured his heart, and restored him back to ministry.Lk 9:23- “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me’.”------------------------------------------Topics Shared:LEARNING TO LIVE A DOUBLE LIFEHe thought his ethnicity was ‘christian’Intense Biblical upbringingTraumatic event caused deep hostility as a teenMean kid, who picked on others, fightsGreat academicsLiving a double life, rule following at home trouble at schoolPretending to be perfectHIS MASK COMES OFFChanged at a teen retreatBaseball playerDad started a church, his brother was the youth pastorMaybe I am nextReading for his own, and starting speaking publiclyOut of his comfort zone, classic introvertNervous to speak, hiding his shyness (chewed gum)Compromising his faith in a relationshipLet go as a pastorMarriedFired from a bunch of jobsBecame a phony and a fake as a pastor and worship leaderHis wife didn’t even knowThe spirit had left him and he didn’t even know itCombining church ministry with his family was a train wreckFamily relationships were strainedVULNERABILITY & TRANSFORMATIONParenting changed him, his daughter is his world and his son is his heart.Suicidal low and a call that changed him.The death of a godly man and the birth of another.Vulnerability with a pastor that reached out.The mask comes offRestored as a pastorLinks:Your Church Friends Podcast-Website Group Quotes:“My marriage, all of the faking and the phoniness, I couldn’t do it and I snapped.We were now arguing all of the time. I couldn’t carry the weight I was carrying. Icouldn’t do the things that I was doing. I couldn’t fake it any more, and I felt that Iwas letting everyone down.”“My prayers in public, you couldn’t tell that I was not praying at all. When I waspraying at churches or leadership meetings, you just couldn’t tell because I hadgotten so good at faking it.And I had gotten really good at burying the feeling of being a phony. And I wasgetting away with it. And that is the part that scared me the most.”“That was probably my biggest mistake in ministry, that I thought I was the guyshouldering everything went into His strengths.God. . I never went into His graceand love to power me through it. II never said. ’God this is your ministry. It wasmine. I personalized it so much, that I never gave it to God. So when it startedcrumbling, it was me. I fell apart. It was my mistake. And then I got angry at God. Ibecame your classic prodigal son older brother. But what about me, and I becamevery angry at God.”“You have to get the mask off, and the easiest way is accountability. God didn’tdesign us to be alone. If you look at animals in nature, the one the lion gets is theanimal that is by itself. The enemy comes after us when we are alone.”“The biggest struggle in the church today is the lack of authenticity. If hypocrisy atits root is a lie, authenticity is the truth. If we were just more truthful at church. Ifwe could just remove the facades of ‘God is good all the time which isn’t a lie, butyeah ‘life sucks, life hurts, I am struggling with this, to find someone to be honestwith, and to be honest with God.”------------------------------------------For more inspiring stories: would love to hear how the Lord has encouraged you through this story:lfhpodcast@gmail.com*FREE APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all ofour episodes in one easy place. Click on the link below. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter Bingeable Series, hover over the “Episodes” tab: are on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Alexa, Siri, Amazon, AudibleGoogle, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live.Show Notes & Transcription:
"The Power of a Mom" Camille Joy
Jul 20 2022
"The Power of a Mom" Camille Joy
Can you imagine being a mother of 4 at age 21, and stuck in an abusive relationship with a man you thought was someone different? It is in that very season the Lord reached out and saved Camille Joy. Her story of escape, a fresh start, and an even more difficult season in her life, will lift your spirits and show you the power of a mom. You will also see the power of our loving God, who hears every prayer we pray for our children, sees every injustice, knows the plans He has and is working on, through it all. Jeremiah 29:11-"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."Topics Shared:A LOVING MOTHERMiddle child syndrome not like her siblingsNeeding her dadTold she was prettyConfident in her beautyBoy crazy, rebellion bubbling, bad friends, popularity, materialismHer sister was the rising scholarNear the projectsSkipping school, kicked out of the magnet schoolMom worked hard, the bread winnerGANG LIFE & TEEN PREGNANCYPregnant at 15, Teen House Centers (given everything w/o parent approval)Senior boyfriend baby daddy in a gang, The BloodsJoined a girl gang, The Hot GirlsSaved from deathHer mom finds out at 20 weeksHer mom taught her how to be a momHitting her groove, working, good gradesABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP & ESCAPEAbusive relationship with an older man, lied about his age, way olderLured by materialismAnother baby at 18, 19 and 21 (she was 18, he was 42)Isolation & set asideThe decision to leave, tried to leave 20 times (left with nothing)Saved at 21The moment she knew she had to leaveEscape from abuseHer mother helped her escapeHer mother believed in herLoses a custody battle to the abuserSuicidal9 years for them to be fully returned to herSINGLE MOM RESTORATION & HEALINGA brand new startJoys on her mother's couchFinding her inner warriorCamille Quotes:"He was a hustler. It was a fast-paced life with a lot of money for a young girl.Before you knew it, I was looking like Mary J. Blige in the 90's, with a gold ring on every finger, two gold chains, Jordans on my feet, driving a Red Range Rover. And all of that was a mirage for what the enemy had in store for me.""I probably tried to leave 20 times.""It was my mother, my beautiful mother, who saved me from that, who then began to bring me to her church, who helped me to heal, who helped me to know that God had great plans for my life still.""They are kids for a little while, but they are adults for so much longer.""Just know that God has a plan even for the ugly parts.""I am so proud to be an autistic mom."------------------------------------------For more inspiring stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Click on the link below. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter are on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Alexa, Siri, Amazon, AudibleGoogle, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live.Show Notes & Transcription:
"Soul Baring Vulnerability" Nii Akofio-Sowah
Apr 7 2022
"Soul Baring Vulnerability" Nii Akofio-Sowah
It is a rare person who has soul-baring vulnerability, especially as a deacon, in front of the whole congregation, spontaneously, while on a Live Stream. Overcome by the weight of his inner struggles, and contradictions, Nii shares everything… the love and death of his mother, the abuse by a Catholic priest, the suicidal thoughts and the contradictions he was wrestling with. His wife, his children, and his church were hearing this for the first time.The Lord has moved greatly in and through Nii, before, during and after this pivotal moment. You won’t want to miss this everyday extraordinary faith story, which starts in a privileged home in Ghana.IJohn 3:16- “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”—————————————Topics Shared:Growing up in GhanaMama’s boy, with an absent fatherForced to go to churchMother dies in childbirthMoving into his aunt’s home, now momAbused once by a Catholic priest, and not able to speak about itConfusion and rebellious years ensueKicked out of many private schoolsUnplanned pregnancy and marriageJoining the militaryLiving a life of liesHis father is extradited from Canada and is saved in an American prisonSpontaneous confession of major struggles before church on a LivestreamThe result of his vulnerabilityThe desire to honor his familyFosteringInfo To Begin Your Foster Care Journey:Children’s Home Society and Lutheran Social Service Quotes:SINGLE MOTHER“My dad did send money, but money doesn’t really fix anything. Money doesn’t give you happiness. Money doesn’t bring back your loved one that died. It helps in certain ways, but it can’t hold me when I’m sad and afraid as a little boy. Money can’t do that like a mother’s love.”ADOPTION“You can make that change in a child. And if you are fighting it, ask God, and God will give you that one child, that forever in that child’s life, they will always remember you.”——————————————For more inspiring stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Alexa, Siri, Amazon, Audible, Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live.
"Seen, Known, Loved and Heard" Amy Watson
Mar 10 2022
"Seen, Known, Loved and Heard" Amy Watson
Loved in a foster home with 35 other kids. And only having slept in a real bed for the first time at age 10. Can you imagine what life in that home might be like? Or what trauma you would go through, just to get to that point?You will hear her extremely difficult childhood. You will also hear how the Lord saved her, and and has become the hero of her story. And now, as she is still healing, she has a worldwide ministry helping others who have suffered from PTSD, and abuse. Seen, Known, Loved and Heard.Joel 2:25 “I will restore the years the locust has stolen form you.”————————————————-Topics Shared:Home was a war zone, locked in rooms, no beds, not fed, not protected, abusedPedaling boiled peanuts on the street at age 7Her church pastor called the authoritiesRejected by her Mother, parental rights were terminatedSpent 18 months with her pastor and family, the DunningsSlept in a bed for the first time at age 10Moved to Faith Children’s Home, now Hope International MinistriesFeelings of intense rejection35 other kids in Victory Faith, with Mom and Dad McGowan (Dr. Lundy and Jackie McGowan)Sharing room with 5 other girlsLoved for who she was, not for what she did Since 1968 the children’s home has 1005 subsisted on donationsTraveling and singing at churches all over the regionOn a Greyhound bus with “Faith Children’s Home” painted on the sideHope Christian School Years, CollegeForgiveness and healing with her MomBad DecisionsRocky marriageDomestic Violence and PTSDLosing familyWriting her book and PodcastingSeen, Known, Heard, Loved and ValuedAmy Quotes:“When I hear the word ‘home’, I think of a dorm settled on 45 acres in Tampa Bay Florida, with 35 other kids, 5 other girls in the room with me. I think of gross food, that one eats at an institution like a children’s home, but I think of, that was the time when I was loved for who I was, not for what I did or what I could bring to the table.”“I love back then and even now, some Jesus because He is my everything. I think somehow I recognized that there was no way to make it through. He is the only one who has never left me.”“There was a group of women that I could tell about my domestic violence, what was going on at home, and they loved me back to life by pushing me to the throne of Jesus and being His hands and feet.”Resources:Amy Watson’s Website: With Watson Podcast: more inspiring stories: prayer:lfhpodcast@gmail.com*FREE APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable appGoogle Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: From Home is on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Alexa, Siri, Amazon, Audible Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live. Amy Watson Childhood Trauma Christian Podcast domestic violence Domestic Violence Survivor Dr. Lundy and Jackie McGowan Everyday Extraordinary Faith Children's Home Faith Stories faith story Florida Faith Story Florida Girl foster care Foster Home Hope ChristianSchool Hope International Ministries Jesus Heals Joel 2:25 Meg Glesener Mental Health Mom Podcaster PTSD PTSD Podcast Seattle Podcaster Seen Known Heard Loved and Valued Seen Known Loved and Heard Testimonies Wednesdays With WatsonLeave a ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment *Name *Email *Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.SearchSearch...Recent Episodes“Soul Baring Vulnerability” Nii Ep. 53“Seen, Known, Loved and Heard” Amy Watson Episode 52“Living and Loving Out Loud” Raven Hartwell Ep. 51“Finding Your Life’s Great Message” Bonus Ep. 50“Quadriplegic Paralympian for Team Jesus” Joe Delagrave Ep. 49
"Living and Loving Out Loud" Raven Hartwell
Nov 17 2021
"Living and Loving Out Loud" Raven Hartwell
Have you made a mistake, a really big one, early on in marriage? Did you think your marriage was over? Our society is so prone to cancel for the smallest of transgressions. But not God. God wants to not only completely heal us, but to have our healing be a story that can be lived and shared out loud, to help others heal. Raven Hartwell has a beautiful love story of redemption, that she so lovingly and vulnerably shares. She has a wonderful childlike faith, and you can hear that 100% trust in her God as she shares. You will be so encouraged. Raven and her husband Keith love and serve the Lord with their precious sons, influencing this world for good.Rev. 12:11- “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. “————————————————Topics Shared:Happy childhoodStruggles with rejectionCutting to deal with the pain72 hours in psych wardForgiveness and letting goFavored by GodHigh school diploma struggle and giftMarried at 20 without parents approvalIn laws cause major stressMarital infidelity early in marriageIt took years to forgive herselfLearning to love each other againStarting their familyA third pregnancyUnexpected stillbirth in 2020Pandemic hospital protocolPrecious KylerFreedom from the grip of grief Isaiah 54Time to tell their storyHelping thousands on social mediaStarting a marriage podcastRaven Quotes: “He has always favored me, and He has always seen me when I thought my parents didn’t.” “I was experiencing rejection from a family that I really wanted to marry into forever.”“I think people don’t understand. They underestimate how much of an impact family has on your marriage. It is really vital to be of one accord as a couple.” “There is power in forgiveness. You feel free when you are forgiven.”“I have never been one to enjoy grief. I don’t believe it is a beautiful thing. It is not something that you can sit in. It really can put pressure on you, into questioning your life and holding you back from life, that God has given you to move forward.”References:TikTok: Hartwell’s podcast, “Beyond The Altar”, YouTube Channel and Shopping Store: more inspiring stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App:
"Finding Your Life's Great Message" Bonus Episode
Sep 25 2021
"Finding Your Life's Great Message" Bonus Episode
What is the great message and theme of your life? Would finding the answer to this question make a difference? In my last several podcast episodes I asked this question of my guests, and have put together an audio montage of their answers. The answers might inspire you to find the great message and theme of your own life, as well as discover this beauty in others.You will hear from Markus Watson, Lee Ann Mancini, Renod Bejjani, Ami Shroyer, Joe Delagrave, Sue Donaldson and Rodney Olsen. Last year, I discovered the great theme and message of my own life. You will hear my answer, as well as several other of my family members. Here is a peek:John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”———————————————–Related Episodes:1. Ep. 44- “Falsely Accused Pastor” (God’s Beloved, Markus Watson) Ep. 45- “Family Honor” (The Story of The Real Jerry Dugan) Ep. 46- “Raising Lee Ann” (A Tale of Italy, Alzheimers and Strong Foundations) Ep. 47’-“Kidnapped and Tortured” Renod Bejjani’s Story of Hope Ep. 48 “Loved for 100 Years in 20” Ami Shroyer Ep. 49 “Quadriplegic Paralympian for Team Jesus” Joe Delagrave more inspiring stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Alexa, Siri, Amazon, Audible Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live.
"Quadriplegic Paralympian for Team Jesus" Joe Delagrave
Jul 2 2021
"Quadriplegic Paralympian for Team Jesus" Joe Delagrave
Can you imagine at age 19, after a boating accident, waking up from surgery to the doctors telling you that you will never walk again? This is the beginning of Joe Delagrave’s deep transformation. His journey to forgiveness and faith is one you will never forget. He brings us into his happy but imperfect childhood, his WSU football days, his boating accident, a life-changing prison visit, and ultimately his inner heart working, that gave him the drive of an Olympian. He is a keynote speaker, Team USA Paralympic Wheelchair Rigby Player, and well loved child of God.Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”————————————————Topics Shared:Soaking up affirmation from coachesHis goal in high school was being a college athleteSupportive parentsBirth father in prison, missed Joe’s entire childhoodIt wasn’t 15 years for some crazy offense, it was choices over and overDrugs, check fraud, not paying his rentAt 13 God spoke to him about being a speakerHis battle between pleasing people or pleasing GodFootball Scholarship to Winona State in Mn.Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin and the back sloughs of MississippiBoating accidentSpinal cord injury levelsJoe’s neck snaps at the C6 and C7, and he blacks outRescue boat, ambulance, then med flighted to the local hospitalThe Asia Test proves his spinal injuryAirlifted to LaCrosse Hospital for surgery to fuse his C6 and 7Complete quadriplegic or incomplete quadriplegic?Don Beebee House of Speed shirt cut offOpening his eyes to Prov. 3:5-6, and a newly-abled worldSurrounded by loving familyThe God of 2nd chancesFunctioning as an incomplete C6 and C7 quadriplegicGod softens his heart toward his dadVisiting his birth father in prisonReconciliation and forgiveness in one life-changing encounterMarriage, babies and adaptive sportsDiscovering wheelchair rugbyAn athlete againPreparing, making and medaling in the ParalympicsA plan of 3’sResources:Website- @jdelagrave14Joe’s Quotes:“Are we on fire for God, or on fire for what people think? A lot of times those two don’t coexist very well.”“As my athletic career was taking off, my relationship with Jesus was completely going the opposite way.”“Going through sports and you see the dads coaching their kids, I was so jealous of the relationship.”“We never know what kind of impact we make by simply being kind.”——————————————For more inspiring stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Alexa, Siri, Amazon, Audible Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live.
"Loved for 100 Years in 20" Ami Shroyer
Jun 6 2021
"Loved for 100 Years in 20" Ami Shroyer
Loved for 100 years in 20. Not everyone gets to experience a love like this. Ami did. As a traveling teen musician, she met the love of her life. They start their marriage in love and soon after they start their family. While serving the Lord as a family, preparing land for a new ministry, her husband Mike inhales some debris. Through a series of misdiagnosis and careless medical practice, Mike passes away. Ami brings us into that season of her life, the love, the pain and the beyond. Her name means ‘beloved little follower of the Lord, and as her story unfolds, you will see her uncommon faith, from just a little girl, to this present day. She is resilient, and has an affinity for daisies, which reminds her of the love of her husband, Mike Shroyer, who loved her for 100 years in 20.Heb. 12:1-“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”————————————————Topics Shared:Beloved little follower of the LordUncommon faithCreative child whose wings were clipped Lived in 21 different houses before 21Jesus clubs and writing musicFriend-zoned Bill Gaither’s nephewSkipped graduation to travel around the country singingSevered parental relationship made rightMeeting the love of her life“Miracle of Mercy” Mike’s life songQuick & happy marriageWorking at Andy Stanley’s church, their Atlanta yearsStarting a family wholeness centerThe 5/11 Wholeness JourneyMike gets suddenly illThe Doctors fumble his careMedicinal toxicity and dehydration sets inOne last visitHorrible passingSupermanLoved for 100 years in 20Fields of daisiesName on the front of the buildingA voice for strong homes Ami Quotes: “I always want purpose, not closure. You can’t close off a love like this. We are not meant to. We need to continue to live wide open with purpose.”“It literally feels like he is on a trip before we get there, but he just got there first.”“The night that he passed away my daughter said ‘Mom, now it’s even. And I said, ‘what do you mean?’ And she said, ‘Well the two babies that are in heaven have Dad, and you have us. It’s even.”My son said, “I’ve been thinking, I could be really angry with God that I am 12 and Sadie is 8, and that this would happen, but I got to thinking, if this were going to happen some day anyway, I would rather that it happen when I’m 12 and Sadie is 8, because if it were later in life, you would be all alone, and right now you have us.”Resources:Elizabeth Elliot “Path of Suffering”Ami’s Website: Through Fields of Daisies (on her website)——————————————For more inspiring stories: APP* for you, with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search Letters From Home Podcast in the links below. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App:
"Kidnapped and Tortured" Renod Bejjani's Story of Hope
May 22 2021
"Kidnapped and Tortured" Renod Bejjani's Story of Hope
“Can you imagine a child being tortured for being a Christian, in several Islamic ruled nations over many years? And that child growing up at age 13, fighting in a war, for survival, because of being a Christian? Renod’s story is profound, and moving. His traumatic upbringing, led to a hatred of Muslims, and turning his back on God for 25 years. 9/11 changed everything. Today, he and his wife Karen serve the people he once despised. You will be enthralled with his story and the needed transformation God brought about in his heart. Their ministry is called “I Hope Ministries”. They have a heart to help bring Muslims to Christ and help equip others to do the same. IICor. 5:20-“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”————————————————–Points Shared:Born in Bagdad, Iraq in a Christian Lebanese family Raised in an Islamic ruled nationNon-Muslims had less rights and freedoms Unorthodox home schoolingAt 5 he spoke about Jesus to friends on the streetKidnapped and tortured by an Islamic extremist His narrow escapeThis pattern continued for 7 years, spanning many countriesHe discovers the meaning of the word kafir, ‘infidel’, someone who does not believe in the God of Islam.Anger and hate grew in his 10 yr. old heartAt age 13, he fought in the Lebanese war between Christians and Muslims for survival, for 6 months, and was also in hiding.Flying across the world from Tripoli Libya and finding his way around Los Angeles, at 13, alone.Culture shock and bullying in the U.S. Walking away from the Lord for 25 years9/11 changes everything Mission trip back to a Muslim countryI Hope Ministries is born.Renod Bejjani Quotes:“I packed my bags . I would line them up in the closet. I would sleep in the closet with my arm around my bags saying ‘Lord I want to wake up with my parents.”“Today Islam is the 2nd largest religion in the world, and out in the West including in America, Islam has been doubling every 10 years, while Christianity is declining fast.” Links:Website- 5 Biblical Essentials Every Christian Must Know and Do”“The Way to Paradise”Related Episode:Letters From Home Ep. 37-“Finding His Father” Michael McDonald more inspiring stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App:
"Raising Lee Ann" (A Tale of Italy, Alzheimer's and Strong Foundations)   Ep. 46
May 8 2021
"Raising Lee Ann" (A Tale of Italy, Alzheimer's and Strong Foundations) Ep. 46
Living with Alzheimer’s. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a parent with Alzheimer’s living with you? How about as a young woman? Lee Ann shares her story of faith from a little Italian girl, who never knew her father. She was raised by her single mom who though she only had the opportunity to complete a 6th grade education gave Lee Ann the love and strong faith foundation she would need for life. Today Lee Ann is an adjunct professor at the South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary and the author of many books, including The Brightest Minds in Children’s Spirituality. She has created many videos and children’s books to help parents in raising Christian kids. Her desire to give back is palpable, and in her story you will see what made her the joyful Christian woman she is today. IThes. 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”————————————–Sharing Points:Italian upbringingRaised by a single momSaved from her mother’s abusive boyfriendFatherless upbringingSaved from abuseNot able to go to collegeA young adult caregiver for her mother with AlzheimersMother with Alzheimers gets lost for daysTransition to a care facilityMarriage and familySeaKids MinistryRaising Christian Kids PodcastThe Brightest Minds in Children’s SpiritualityHer producer Cliff McDowell 23 EntertainmentBooks turned into an animation series called SeaKidsSouth Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary Adjunct ProfessorResources:Lee Ann Mancini’s Website: Hamm “Answers in Genesis”FB Group Raising Christian KidsSeaKids TV- more everyday extraordinary faith stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!To suggest a story that must be told, yours or someone else’s, let’s chat. Also, we would love to support you in prayer.lfhpodcast@gmail.comTo join our Facebook Group for bonus live stories and convos: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter
" Family Honor" (The Story of The Real Jerry Dugan)
Apr 24 2021
" Family Honor" (The Story of The Real Jerry Dugan)
Family honor. Does your family name bring you joy? For some it brings shame, and a deep desire to restore that honor. Jerry Dugan shares his story and journey to bring honor to his family name. At 14, in his mind, his family name stood for trouble, heartbreak, bullying, racial microaggressions and brokenness. He had already been through so much in his young life. And this environment took a huge toll.Jerry shares with us the life-changing prayers and loving God that lead him to a new family honor, and helped him to change the generational patterns that informed his childhood. He isn’t perfect, but he is The Real Jerry Dugan.Jeremiah 1:5-“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” ————————————–Topics Shared:Biracial childhoodTiger MomPerformance-based acceptancePerformance-based affectionTop Gun style bet to break up his parentsHeart-breaking divorceThe Army brushed a lot of things under the carpetSuicide ideations and suicide attemptsInterventionLoving foster homeBullied by uncles in Ca. His gentle father flips the switch to military policeman with army trainingA turning pointDeployment to Kuwait, 1/’03-3/’03Writing the ‘in case I die’ letterWar homecoming and seeing his kids for the first timeQuotes:“When you are 7 or 8 years old and the amount of affection you are getting from your mom, the kind of attention you get from your mom is solely based on your performance in an activity, that sets a weird expectation.”“In the movies they always have that ‘in case I die’ letter they hand to their buddy to hand off, but I was so convinced I was going to die, that I wrote my letter. I disguised the wording just enough so it didn’t freak my wife out when she read it, but it was there. Everything I wanted to say to her was in that letter. I folded it, and I mailed it that night. It was one last mail run before we crossed the border.”“We as a church can do better, back off the condemnation, and demonstrate more of the Jesus who hung out with prostitutes and tax collectors and treated them with dignity, treated them with respect because he honored their dignity.”References:Beyond the Rut Website & Podcast: Dugan’s Ted Talk: Episode with Meg Glesener: Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255& Website: more inspiring stories: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live :)… all you need to do is type in ‘Letters From Home Podcast’ and it should pop right up.
Falsely Accused Pastor (God's Beloved, Markus Watson)
Apr 9 2021
Falsely Accused Pastor (God's Beloved, Markus Watson)
Can you imagine being falsely accused as a pastor? And then adding to that, false charges filed against you, where the FBI gets involved? Awful charges. Markus Watson walks through what he and his family went through, at their church. But that is not the final chapter. Markus has arisen from that devastating chapter with a new chapter in his life. He is currently the pastor at Westmoreland Community Presbyterian Church, and the best-selling author, of Beyond Thingification, but more importantly, he knows he is God’s beloved. His story will grip your heart, and change your perspective on so many levels.Jer. 31:3-“The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”——————————————Topics Shared:Raised in faithAspiring Hollywood actorA change of plansFuller Seminary Pastoring his first churchEmergency meeting while on sabbaticalAccused of pornForensic analysis of his laptop Turns into a potential criminal investigationThe FBI got involvedHow the attorney knew he was innocentExonerated by the PresbyteryVoted out of his churchFlourish San DiegoBeyond ThingificationPastor at Westmorland Community Presbyterian ChurchMarkus’ Quotes: “The FBI had my laptop.”“There are some good things that came out of this that were very painful at the time.”” ‘Lord, I don’t deserve your love.’ What a terrible message to be telling myself over and over and over again.”“I spent a lot of time in the Psalms, Psalms of lament.”“I had this image of myself having lost everything, sitting in a prison cell.”“We had double our normal attendance that Sunday. Everyone will show up for a scandal.”“The thought of being a pastor again felt like being thrown into a snake pit.”“We can’t love someone if we are judging them.”Links:Markus Watson’s Website: Community Food Pantry: more inspiring stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Alexa, Siri, Amazon, Audible Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live.
“Purpose in Our Pain" (The Faith Stories of the D.N.A. Podcast Show Live Hosts)
Mar 26 2021
“Purpose in Our Pain" (The Faith Stories of the D.N.A. Podcast Show Live Hosts)
Pain. We all have it to various degrees. And sometimes, in the heat of it, we don’t know the purpose. Purpose Pains. This is the book Deonte Bolden wrote. Deonte, Beloved and Jazzy, hosts of the DNA Podcast share their faith stories, and the discoveries of the purpose for their hardest moments. This is a journey that will encourage and uplift your faith!Jeremiah 33:3-“Call to me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. “——————————————Links:Deonte Bolden Productions Handles:@thednapodcastshowliveDeonte-@deonteboldenproductionsJazzy-@sassy__jazzyBeloved-@ reignsgems_7DNA Podcast Hosts Sharing Points:Deonte:-Growing up very young-Muscular Dystrophy-Losing his brother senior year-Delayed grieving process-Experimenting with same sex relationships-Accountability group help-First stage production “Looking For Love in All The Wrong Places” -“The Skin I’m In”Quotes From Deonte:“He turned that test into a testimony. ““With this whole COVID experience, you realize that life is short and you want to love people while they are here.” “We expose our wounds to let God do the healing.”Beloved:-God changed her name-Seeking for long in the wrong places-Three months of marriage and feeling like a failure-Verbal and emotional abuse-the mentality of abandonmentQuotes From Beloved: “When God changed me on the inside, He let me know ‘Your name is now Beloved’ because you are my Beloved one and I love you with all my heart, mind and soul.”“I always just wanted a mother, and she was too busy trying to be my friend.”“I know I was born for greatness.”Jazzy:-Sweet parents-Traumatic teen years-Unhealthy relationships-Body image-Forgiving her perpetrators-Fear of rejection-The Lord has me on the ‘Do Not Touch’ listQuotes From Jazzy:“I can identify the feelings that I had back then , but I am not inside of those feelings. I have finally reached a place of wholeness . I use it as a testimony now. I use it to empower myself”.“My favorite book of the Bible is Genesis. It is the best soap opera.”——————————————For more inspiring stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon, Audible Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live :)… all you need to do is type in ‘Letters From Home Podcast’ and it should pop right up.
"Lovingly Brought to Her Knees" Tina Smith
Mar 12 2021
"Lovingly Brought to Her Knees" Tina Smith
You don’t become the founder of “Raising Kids on Your Knees” unless you have discovered the value of prayer. The founder of this impactful ministry, Tina Smith, shares with us her beautiful journey to get there. And every journey worth fighting for has bumps, and choices, and consequences, and the welcome arms and smile of God waiting, for those who are willing.Romans 8:28-“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”————————————————Topics Shared:Privileged upbringingRadical change of financesDivorced parentsSecret abortionYoung marriageInfidelityDifficult public divorce Single motherhoodLifetime mentorSecond marriageTriggers from the pastBlended family strugglesAbortion counselingStarting a prayer lifeHer war chairZoom Prayer 2020Links:Tina’s Website, Raising Kids on Your Knees- Prayer Podcast- “Raising Kids on Your Knees”Tina’s Parenting Podcast- “Not All Heroes Wear Capes-A Mom Podcast”(both podcast links are on the front page of her website)Tina Quotes:“Lord, if this relationship cannot be restored, please set me free. And within weeks, he set me free. it was crystal clear.”“You reap what you sow, but here is the deception. You don’t reap in the same season that you sow.” “Single momming is hard. I have the utmost respect for single moms.”“Second marriages are not like first marriages. There’s a whole lot of other nuances.”“God began setting me free, and began healing me.”——————————————For more inspiring stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!To suggest a story that must be told, yours or someone else’s, let’s chat. Also, we would love to support you in prayer.lfhpodcast@gmail.comTo join our Facebook Group for bonus live stories and convos: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter check out our YouTube channel: to help Letters From Home make better content & and reach more people: here are our prayer requests & a giving link: r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon, Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live :)… all you need to do is type in ‘Letters From Home Podcast’ and it should pop right up.
"Made Whole" Jamie Bailey (Expedition Marriage)
Feb 26 2021
"Made Whole" Jamie Bailey (Expedition Marriage)
God can take the broken pieces of our childhood, and not only make us whole, but He can make something beautiful, and living and thriving out of that brokenness. Jamie Bailey and her husband Chris have a marriage counseling ministry, Expedition Marriage, that is helping so many around the world heal. In this episode Jamie shares her story, and the remarkable, unimaginable way God put all of her broken pieces together.Habakkuk 1:5-“Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.”—————————————————Topics Shared:Childhood abuseFeeling unlovedTeen pregnancyTeen marriageDomestic violence and JailA new wonderful husbandGetting her G.E.D.Saved after a Christmas play rehearsalLearning to fall in love with the LordThree years of anxiety and agoraphobiaA move and a new beginningMasters Degrees as counselorsGlorious salvationUnexpected funeral officiantForgiveness and restorationExpedition Marriage5 Things Most Husbands Wish Their Wives KnewWebsite: MarriageBook:“Newlywed Couple’s Devotional”Instagram:@expedition_marriageJamie Quotes:“As hard as it was dealing with him, what hurt the most, is her not protecting me. I started to believe I’m not worthy of love.”“I would not know Jesus if it weren’t for my husband. He entered into my life as a savior and as Jesus with skin on.” If I had not learned to trust his love first, I never would have been put in a position to receive the Father’s love for me.”“Having a one-sided relationship with a parent is really hard.”“I am somebody who loves big.”“My hero was your villain.”“It was at that moment the stamp was pressed upon me that says ‘you are not lovable’.”——————————————For more everyday extraordinary faith stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!To suggest a story that must be told, yours or someone else’s, let’s chat. Also, we would love to support you in prayer.lfhpodcast@gmail.comTo join our Facebook Group for bonus live stories and convos: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter check out our YouTube channel: to help Letters From Home make better content & and reach more people: here are our prayer requests & a giving link: r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live :)… all you need to do is type in ‘Letters From Home Podcast’ and it should pop right up.
"What Does Being a Child of God Mean to You?" Bonus Episode
Feb 12 2021
"What Does Being a Child of God Mean to You?" Bonus Episode
When I think of who I am, before I think of being a Mom of 8, a wife, a daughter, a Grammy, a friend, a neighbor, I think first of being a child of God. Being a child of God, has changed me, in all of the good ways. And I am grateful. Over the last episodes of Letters From Home, I have asked each guest, the question, “what does being a child of God mean to you?” I trust you will be encouraged by every single voice, and heart.-love, MegJohn 1:12-“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”Audio Clips in this episode:Cliff Ravenscraft Ep. 39, TJ McKnight EP. 38, Michael McDonald Ep. 37, Eric Nevins Ep. 35, Chris Staron Ep. 34, Glori Winders Ep. 33, Thomas Stewart Ep. 32, Dave Ebert Ep. 31, Holland Webb Ep. 29, and Josiah Glesener Ep.1.——————————————For more inspiring stories: APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place. Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!To suggest a story that must be told, yours or someone else’s, let’s chat. Also, we would love to support you in prayer.lfhpodcast@gmail.comTo join our Facebook Group for bonus live stories and convos: one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletter check out our YouTube channel: to help Letters From Home make better content & and reach more people: here are our prayer requests & a giving link: r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon, Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live :)… all you need to do is type in ‘Letters From Home Podcast’ and it should pop right up.