Summary: On the StoryTellers Live podcast, everyday people share real and personal stories. Some stories are profound, challenging, and emotional, while others are more common and relatable, shared with honesty and humor. All of these stories reveal what God can do in our lives when we trust Him with the details.
Stacy shares what she learned when life didn’t go as she had planned. After discovering that pride was a roadblock in trusting God, she surrendered her expectations and plans to the Lord, even in the midst of heartache and confusion. Listen to Stacy's story to hear how God stamped out her fear with faith. (Recorded in Jackson, MS.)
Nancy shares how her failed attempts to control and change others in her life eventually brought her to her knees where she realized the Lord needed to change her. In the process, this self-proclaimed prodigal mom found freedom and hope in surrendering all to a sovereign, all-loving, and sufficient God. (Recorded in Memphis)
Episode 54: Rachel (our storyteller from Episode 8) and her husband, Brian, share together about fighting addiction, sustaining recovery, and celebrating how God restored the spiritual order in their family. Since Rachel first shared their story 18 months ago, they've received an overwhelming response... God has opened up doors for them to help others struggling with addiction, and to share hope with couples who feel like they’re in a losing battle.
Episode 53: Ten years ago, Lynn reconnected with her biological son she had placed for adoption after a teenage pregnancy. This Q&A session with Lynn and Zach followed the story of how adoption changed her life. You can listen to that story (Part 1) in Episode 52, "Lynn on How Adoption Changed her Life."
Episode 52 Placing her baby for adoption at age 18 triggered a lot of guilt, trauma and shame for Lynn. The process of healing has been long and hard, but God has brought her full circle with the adoption of twin girls and reconnection with her biological son. Lynn's story is a testament to the power of a mother's love.
Our storyteller, who will remain anonymous to protect the privacy of her family, shares how Jesus brought her from hopelessness to healing after being haunted for years by her decision to have an abortion.
Through fighting Crohn’s disease, Ashley found that being vulnerable not only strengthened her body but it also strengthened her heart and her relationship with God. She's learned that even a chronic disease can be a catalyst in growing your faith.
Krista always had a desire to be in ministry. And as the wife of a football coach, she has seen God fulfill that desire in a unique way, one that's completely different from what she expected! Over the years, the Lord has used transition and saying “yes” to reveal Himself to Krista and her family.
A panel of three women — Kelly, Marti, and Carolyn — share stories that give us insight into the daily lives of moms raising children with various special needs. The beauty of getting a personal peek into their lives is that understanding breeds empathy. Empathy leads to more thoughtful conversations and actions... which hopefully spark new friendships or deepen them. And all of that in turn builds a strong and healthy community that can come alongside these families when they're weary or discouraged.
Robin's story includes both loss and miracles. But through her grief, the value of life and relationships have become magnified for Robin, and consciously choosing hope in the Lord has brought healing and deeper faith. Her story shows us that miracles and loss both have the power to bring joy.
Katie V. shares her journey with mental illness. For a long time, she doubted whether God could use her to make a difference if she wasn't perfectly healthy or on top of her game. But her story proves that there's power in just showing up. If you're willing, no challenge or struggle will prevent God from accomplishing His purpose in your life.
Katie shares about the pressures of parenting, and how she's learned to surrender control and trust God. She also shares how motherhood has helped transform her relationship with God from one based on head knowledge to one grounded in heart convictions.
Kristin tells her story of how tragedy led her down a long path of self-destructive behavior. A few years ago, after living a life enveloped in shame, fear and low self-worth, she found a relationship with God for the first time. She now lives boldly and bravely as she encourages others to live with vulnerability and purpose.
When her husband received a cancer diagnosis, Stacy discovered the importance of finding God in each moment, even when it isn't easy or natural. That difficult season also helped Stacy trade her life-long need for perfection for a desire to see His will play out in her life, regardless of how messy or different it might look. The cancer journey is a big part of Stacy’s story, but she also shares so much more… including why she says YES to opportunities that scare her, how she recognizes the Lord’s peace when life is chaotic, and when holding onto your dreams becomes unhealthy.
Jessica experienced a very different upbringing than most of our other storytellers so far. But like most of us, she had a deep desire to be known, to have a place to belong. She thought she’d finally found her identity and community as an army wife... until she was suddenly an army widow. This story involves sorrow, but it's also a beautiful love story with details woven throughout it that could only be orchestrated by a higher power. Jessica's story is a beautiful journey of ultimately discovering the One who loves and knows her best of all.