God is writing a great big story and you have a standing invitation to be a part of it. When you hear a story about God’s supernatural work in someone’s life, it builds your faith. Every week, host Meridith Foster sits down with a guest to share their chapter in God’s unfolding story – this is The Unfolding podcast.
Melissa Mork was a college student when her mother tragically passed away. At the time Melissa’s father made a request. He asked her to study grief because it seemed few people really understood what it was like to walk through devastating loss. That charge turned out to be providential. As a professor of psychology at the University of Northwestern St. Paul, Dr. Mork is a resource to thousands dealing with grief. Her insight and wisdom came not only from academic study, but from walking the hard road of loss over and over again. Dr. Mork is the author of Navigating Grief with Humor, and the host of the podcast “Mental Health with Dr. Melissa Mork.”
If you or someone you love has struggled with anxiety or depression, you know how crippling that can be. For Kati Pessin, depression was something she first grappled with as a middle schooler and it’s been a part of her life since. The struggle has taken her to the lowest moments of her life, but it’s also been a place where God has revealed her need for him and his love for her in a very powerful way.
Brandon Richardson, known professionally as RICHLIN, was in junior high the first time he met Ryan Stevenson. Over the years, their interaction at a summer camp forged friendship, respect, and an awareness of the gifts God had placed in each other. Both of them are talented singers, songwriters, and musicians. While Brandon Richardson is a newcomer, Ryan Stevenson is known for songs like “Eye of the Storm” and “The Gospel.” Brandon never really dreamed of being a recording artist, but because of the relationships God weaved into his life he had a passion to follow God’s call to spread grace and hope, however God wanted to do that. This is a story of the power of a mother’s words and love, the power of friendship, and how God is weaving those relationships in your life to lead you to His calling, even when you don’t realize it.
Brant Hansen is from small-town Illinois, and is a self-professed nerd, diagnosed with Asperger’s as an adult. He’s a fan of C.S. Lewis and toast. “Producer Sherri,” also a radio veteran, is from Pittsburgh, has one of the world’s great laughs, and demonstrates incredible patience with Brant. Both are believers in Jesus, but have difficulty fitting in with modern American church culture. Together they have a daily radio show that is syndicated across the country, with segments ranging from the latest animal news, to interactions with listeners, to discussions about how messy life can be, and how good God is.
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My guest today is a syndicated radio host, author, comedian, and all-around super interesting guy! He and I have been friends for years and usually he’s on the other side of the microphone asking me questions! But today I get to talk to him about his important new book, The Men We Need. I think you’re going to love this conversation. So let’s go to the Story House with Brant Hansen!
From the Brant Hansen Show, Producer Sherri says she was living a life that constantly had her racing toward the edge of a cliff. She could see the edge of the cliff but she couldn’t take her foot of the gas. When she learned that Jesus doesn’t cringe at the mess and that all you have to do is simply lay it down at his feet…that’s when everything changed.
Meet the Gamechangers, the Influencers, and those who are not afraid to show up with a shovel if that’s what it takes to move a mountain. Go inside the minds of true American trailblazers who are making a difference by sharing their stories of personal triumph, overcoming obstacles, defeating fear, fighting addiction, and rejecting failure. Hosted by nine-time Emmy winner David Sams with life coach to the stars, Tim Storey, and TV personality, Victoria Robinson.
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We The Kingdom has seemingly popped on the music scene out of nowhere earning Grammy nods as a brand new artist, but some of the members have been making music for decades. This contemporary Christian band is a multi-generational family band — consisting of brothers Ed and Scott Cash, Ed’s children Franni and Martin, and dear friend Andrew Bergthold. Nine-time Emmy winner, David Sams, sits down with three of the members to discuss how they make it all work — from writing songs for their second album to living on a tour bus together. They also discuss the meaning behind some of their most popular music to date like “God So Loved” and “Holy Water.”