For God called me to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for me. He is my example, and I must follow in His footsteps.

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May 25, 2022

The Power Of Guard The Rail.

"It's too late, I can't do it." Am I sure you have never said this right? Well, I'm here to tell you it's not too late you can do it. Today is the day to see the power of the guard rail. How does one go about putting in the guard rails in your life? Well, take a listen to a new author Daniel Connors he shares why it's so essential to have a guard rail in your life. Daniel, shares about his life and why you need this aglet in your life. Daniel shares the pains he walked through and what helped k…

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May 18, 2022

Beyond The Next Moment.

"I know You're able and I know You can save through the fire with Your mighty hand." "But even if You don't". Many times in our lives we have been in the fire. It's been not easy, it's been really hard. Where do you turn? Sometimes, I need to remind myself "Today is Going to be a Good Day". Today's guest is Doctor Michelle Bengtson. Dr. Michelle is a Neuropsychologist, who is also a mother, wife, podcast host, and author. Dr. Michelle makes her second trip to visit us to share some amazing enco…

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May 11, 2022

Make It Count!

How much joy and encouragement would you have to give if you knew your time was short? My guest today is Tina. She is a long-time friend and was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease. ALS is characterized by progressive degeneration of motor nerve cells in the brain (upper motor neurons) and spinal cord (lower motor neurons). After going through an 18-month process Tina was given the news she h…

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May 4, 2022

Falling In Love With The Truth.

Welcome to the new season called "Aglet" You know an "Aglet" that plastic or metal piece at the end of your shoelace that keeps it from unraveling or fraying. This season I will be walking alongside some amazing new friends to hear about their "Aglet". Maybe along the way, you could be thinking about that one thing that keeps your life from unraveling and fraying? My first guest is Keith Ferrin an author, speaker, and storyteller. Keith founded his ministry in 1996 and now travels around the …

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April 27, 2022

Season Finale| The Shadows In The Cell.

In the season finale of “The Shadow”. I want to introduce you to Cheryl Ward. Cheryl is a friend of a family member of sorts. Cheryl has spent some time in Federal Prison. She shares what she learned along the way. She also has some valuable life lessons that can be used to escape the shadow that maybe you've been in. Join me as we try on Cheryl’s flight shoes.

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April 20, 2022

The Shadow Of Doubt.

What if...You had a thought come into your mind that was so terrible that you couldn't shake it. What would you do? My guest today is Pastor Chad Harms. Chad has been a pastor in Oregon for 17 years. Chad and I have a really odd meetup and we dig deep into why invasive thoughts can be so dangerous. Chad, also recently started a podcast telling the stories of how and why people became Christians. It is called "Testimony" He has been married for 13 years and has two children a daughter who is alm…

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April 13, 2022

Nightmares In The Shadow.

WARNING MATURE CONTENT How do you forgive when you’ve been wounded deeply? How do you move past the pain that keeps you up at night, and leaves you isolated, untrusting, and afraid? How can you possibly forgive them, especially when they don’t deserve forgiveness? My guest this week is Mark Sowersby. Mark, shares his heart with me about walking through the pain and torment of being sexually abused and molested for seven years. Join me as I walk in Mark's work boots.

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April 6, 2022

The Choices: Shadow Or Not?

Choices are all over the place. Just like right now you are choosing to listen to this or not? What choices would you make if you suffered an intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke at age 29 and then develop epilepsy due to the stroke? My guest today is Lori Vober. She is a walking miracle and feels called to share her story and journey of faith and perseverance. Lori also wants to encourage others just like you. Lori believes God has a plan for each of us, but life is about your choices. Join me as …

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March 30, 2022

Controlling The Shadow

What is controlling you today? My guest would describe himself as an imperfect follower of a perfect God, He is a small business owner, elected official, and tv/podcast host. His name is Jake Starkey! Jake has worked in marketing and media for almost two decades and loves helping people and businesses grow. Today, Jake and I dig deep into what has control of his life. He has a shadow that may be lingering around your life as well. Join me as I try on Jake's size 12 cowboy boots.

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March 23, 2022

Attack The Shadow

We all tell stories every day. We love a good story. They are everywhere to be found; chatting with our friends, at the movies, on the news. Amazingly, the stories we tell ourselves throughout our days are the ones that have the most significant impact on how we live our lives. However, what if the shadow is the major storyteller? My guest today is Chris Templeton who is here today to help understand there is a way to attack the shadow back. Listen in as Chris has three primary goals to help wi…

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March 16, 2022

Betting Against The Shadow

What is one thing you have bet on? Or maybe the better question is who has bet on you? Today, my guest is Casey Jarombek. Casey has resolved to abstain from compulsive gambling. over the span of 10 years. Casey blew thousands of dollars on blackjack and poker at the casinos and, in turn, fell on hard times. before getting clean. Casey would do anything he needed to, including manipulating friends and family, to get by in life. However, now he has been gamble free for over 6 years, and he is now…

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March 9, 2022

Hope For The Shadow

Is there hope in the shadow? My guest is Charity Williams she shares where you can find help in the shadow. She is a burst of joy. She is a powerful woman with a big heart. She is an overcomer, having walked through her own difficult life circumstances. one of her passions is to walk with others through their own difficult moments. She is an entrepreneur, artist, mama of two, and a happy wife for almost 18 years! A day in her shoes would look like learning to love her family well and raising he…

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March 2, 2022

Paralyzed In The Shadow

Do you dream of life as an heir to a majestic empire but wake up to the nightmare of a tormented, broken, and desperate reality? Experiencing the magnificent, eternal Kingdom should be a daily routine. Yet when the soil of yesterday's fray dulls life's luster, we miss out on its hope and promise. Is this you? My guest today is author, Leah Fort. She wants you to walk out of the shadow of past hurts and walk into a "Royal Rendezvous". Listen to hear how and why it's so important to walk out of t…

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Feb. 23, 2022

The Shadow Of A Last Name

"Deny thy father and refuse thy name. if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, ... Or else, if you won't change your name, just swear you love me and I'll stop being a Capulet." Famous words that were spoken by Juliet. Can one really deny thy father's name? For my guest today, maybe at times he wanted to? His name is Jay Bakker. For some that name rings all kinds of bells for others it may not. You see Jay's father and mother are Jim and Tammy Bakker. Hear first hand what it was like growing up …

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Feb. 16, 2022

Trading In The Shadows

Have you ever traded something? What was it? Was it worth the trade? My guest this week is Joanne. She is a young woman that all she ever wanted to be was a mom. However, along the way, Joanne would walk away from the community around her and trade it for a life of drugs. This story has a slight turn when Joanne meets my guest from last week. Join me as I try on Joanne's Blowfish shoes.

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Feb. 9, 2022

The Shadow Of Death

In 1982, the phrase "Just Say No" to drugs first emerged when Nancy Reagan was visiting Longfellow Elementary School in Oakland, California. However, is that still the answer? My guest today Christina Dent has a different message. Christina is the founder & president of "End It For Good", a nonprofit doing education and advocacy towards a health-centered approach to drugs and addiction. After several years working for a technology start-up, and a few more years at home raising her sons, Christi…

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Feb. 2, 2022

The Shadow Of Manhood

Everyone loves a great comeback story right? My guest today is Mike Van Pelt and he is a men’s life coach known as the "Comeback Coach”. Mike, is also the creator and host of the True Man podcast. Mike's experience and passion for coaching, guiding, and mentoring men have come from his involvement in leading Christian men’s groups along with his own journey to "take back" his life and achieve success. in addition, he brings over two decades of deep organizational expertise and thought leadershi…

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Jan. 26, 2022

The Shadow Of Social Media

Social media is brilliant and obscene. It sharpens the mind and dulls it. It brings nations together and tears them apart. It perpetuates, reveals, and repairs injustice. It is an untamed beast upon which we can only hope to ride, but never quite corral. What is it doing to us? My guest today is Chris Martin. Chirs is a content marketing editor at Moody Publishers and a social media, marketing, and communications consultant. He has led social media strategy at Lifeway Christian Resources and ad…

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Jan. 19, 2022

Dancing With The Shadow

Dancing in my mind is one of those beautiful and yet, awkward activities in life. My guest today is Laura Padgett. She loves to dance. Today, Laura shares the dangers of dancing with the shadow. Laura grew up in an environment where she found herself questioning her worth and value. Laura is on a mission, to make sure you don't ever have to worry about being asked to dance with the shadow. Join me as I try on Laura's sketches shoes.

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Jan. 12, 2022

The Cave Of Shadows

Life is full of hurts and betrayals, especially when you are involved in ministry. Talk to any pastor who has been in ministry long enough and you will discover that they probably have the scars to show for it. My guest today is no exception. Scott Distler is the author of "The Cave: When Ministry Becomes Misery". Scott, shares about his time in the cave of shadows, and how he got out. Join me as I try on Scott's 8 1/2 Merrell shoes.

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Jan. 5, 2022

Hope Within The Shadow

Welcome to season 10 called the “Shadows”. Are you a parent? My guest today is Lori Wildenberg. Who’s a licensed parent and family educator and author of 6 parenting books. Lori believes strongly that young people today are under attack. She wants parents to know there is hope within the shadow. Have you heard your young person say these statements? “I’m such a failure.” “No one cares about me.” “I haven’t felt happy for a long time.” “I don’t want to live anymore. What can you do to hel…

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Dec. 29, 2021

Season Finale| Will I Ever Be Enough?

Today is our season finale! While it’s always hard to finish a season, this week’s finale is special. My guest this week, Marilyn, shares her tremendous heart for the hurting. She has spent her adult life taking care of children. From taking in her young nieces to provide love and support during a challenging time, to running daycares for various churches and caring for the needs of other families, and even raising two boys of her own. Marilyn has spent her life finding passion and purpose in h…

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Dec. 22, 2021

Are You Enough For Christmas?

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU! Over the course of this podcast, the executive producer, Garrett has helped to produce some amazing episodes. In this episode, Garrett tries on his hosting shoes. Today, he cohosts as we sit around the tree and reminisce about the last year and do some deep diving into looking at is enough for Christmas. Join us as Garrett walks in my oversized Jordan slippers.

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Dec. 15, 2021

Am I Enough For Restoration?

Restoration is defined as returning to a former position or condition. Many people have made a business out of restoring old things and making them new again. This week, my guest is Tom Cook, a guest I have known for over a decade. This week’s episode not only discusses restoration, but provided a special opportunity to allow a reconnection that was amazing and unexpected. Join me as we try on Tom’s 11 1/2 Costco Sketchers.

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