Episode 77 - Mental Health Series - Kayla Stoecklein

Kayla Stoecklein’s husband Andrew was a great man of God. As a pastor of a thriving church, he stood on stage and delivered hope to thousands. But under the surface, he faced a terrible battle. After a years-long battle with depression, Andrew died by suicide in August of 2018. Despite unimaginable pain, Kayla has made it her mission to keep as many people as possible from experiencing what she’s walked through. In the second part of our mental health series, Kayla joins Davey to share what she’s learned about grief, mental health, and more.

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Episode 76 - Mental Health Series - Sarah Pisney

On the surface, Sarah Pisney looked like she had a fantastic life. She was fulfilling her calling as a missionary overseas, and she would have told anyone that she was doing great. But under the surface, things weren’t so great. Undiagnosed and untreated symptoms of depression and anxiety began to take a toll on Sarah, and she found herself if a place she never would have imagined. In this first part of our series on mental health, Sarah talks with Davey about living out her calling, finding herself in a mental health crisis in a foreign country, and how her faith and her community have factored into her healing journey.

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Episode 75 - Aubrey Sampson

When trials hit our lives, it can be hard to even believe that God is for us. How can we reconcile a good God with a life that seems bad? But even if we can believe, then what? How do we relate to a good God in the middle of painful circumstances? Aubrey Sampson found herself asking that when she found herself suffering from an autoimmune disorder, watching her young son undergo surgery and a difficult recovery, and grieving the sudden loss of a close family member. In the second part of our mini-series on lament, Aubrey shares with Davey some of the things that she writes about in her new book The Louder Song about what lament means and how it is vital to our lives today.

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Episode 74 - Molly Huffman

It’s hard enough when one challenge hits your life, but what if it’s not just one? Sometimes trials don’t come alone, and we can find ourselves walking through one difficult season after another. Every new circumstance brings new levels of pain and grief, and it can be hard to draw near to God when everything seems to be going wrong. This is exactly what Molly Huffman faced. After her mother’s death, a miscarriage, the loss of her newborn son, and a divorce, it seemed like the whole world was against her.

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Episode 73 - Mere Knox

Mere Knox is a picture of what it looks like to live a life devoted to changing the world for God. She serves as a preacher, worship leader, and much more for NewSpring Church’s Fuse student ministry, and she’s had the opportunity to impact countless lives for the gospel. Mere sits down with Davey to share some of her story and the things she’s learned about ministry, community, singleness, gender roles, and much more.

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Episode 70 - Julie Dodson

We often idealize marriage, but real marriage never quite looks like the ideal. We’re all imperfect humans, and putting two broken people together doesn’t magically solve everything. In her thirty years as a professional counselor, Julie Dodson has seen the challenges of marriage firsthand in the lives of many of her clients, including Davey and Kristi.

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Episode 69 - Sandy Morris

The trials we each walk through come in all shapes and sizes. For some of us, our struggles are temporary and we can look forward to the day we’ll put them fully behind us. For others, our lives may change in an instant, and we may spend the rest of our lives healing from one moment. But what do you do when your trial is ongoing? What if you know it’s only going to get worse, and there isn’t an end in sight? Sandy Morris stepped into that kind of trial when her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimers at only 46 years old.

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Episode 67 - Leanne Lavendar

When someone has walked through a painful circumstance, none of us would blame them for having a negative outlook. Life has been hard, so it’s easy to assume that life will continue to be hard. That’s only natural, right? But LeAnne Lavender defies that. She and her husband Derek have walked through some terrible circumstances. But instead of being grim and pessimistic, LeAnne has a different approach.

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Episode 66 - Chris and Emily Norton Pt. 2

The first part of Chris and Emily Norton’s story is inspiring enough on its own, but it doesn’t stop there. They’ve walked through seasons of deep depression, they’ve become parents and foster parents, and much more. In the second part of their conversation with Davey, Chris and Emily share some more struggles they’ve walked through and how they’ve not only overcome them but turned around and used their season in life to change the lives of others.

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Episode 64 - Maria Hatch-Bowersock

It only takes an instant for our lives to change forever. For Maria Hatch-Bowersock, that instant came in the form of a phone call. The voice on the other end told her that the plane carrying her parents and brother had crashed. Her mother and father were both dead, and her brother had little chance of making it.

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