The Practice of Saying Yes with Scott Erickson
SCOTT ERICKSON has had long midnight conversations with the Voice of Giving Up, and knows how depression can make the Voice especially loud. In this episode we talk with Scott about how he's moved beyond the Voice of Giving Up into a life of saying yes, the difference between a desire and a dream, and how the spiritual practice of taking away helps us grow closer to God.
About Scott: Scott is currently touring his one-man show, “SAY YES: A Liturgy of Not Giving Up On Yourself”, juxtaposing story-teaching, participation, humor, and image curation as he walks us through the very personal and universal conversation about the death of a dream and the overwhelming voice of Giving Up in our lives.
Congas, Coffee, and Contribution with Tony Lymon
Imagine you're twenty-something years old. You're touring the world with your friends in your extremely popular pop/rock band, King Konga. You have a hit song that reaches #81 on the AC Hot 100 Pop Charts, and you've captured the eyes of many major record labels. You have the opportunity to take a big step toward fame, and you say... no. That's precisely what TONY LYMON did. But more than saying no to a lifestyle of world tours and hit songs, Tony said yes to how God was calling him to contribute to others. Listen in as we talk with Tony about his journey of saying yes (and where you can find his awesome new coffee brand)!
It's Not Just a Gym. It's a Community with Steve McAlister
When does a gym become more than a gym? When it becomes a place of true community. Today, we talk with STEVE MCALISTER, founder and owner of Versus Strength and Conditioning in Hattiesburg, MS, about the principles he founded his business on, and how his efforts in building healthy, supportive community have come back to bless him and his family during his wife's cancer diagnosis.
Versus Strength and Conditioning isn’t just a gym. It’s a community. A place where professional athletes, housewives, small business owners, high school athletes, police officers, young professionals and more come together to redefine and rediscover themselves. With a little elbow grease, perseverance and determination our athletes (because that’s what they are) not only set goals, but smash through them.
Reach Just One with Sarah Williams
When SARAH WILLIAMS experienced an unplanned pregnancy at the age of nineteen, there were no congratulations or happy tears. Instead, she was told that her life was over — that she had made the biggest mistake ever.
But neither God nor Sarah bought that narrative. Instead, after completing her bachelor's and master's degrees, Sarah answered God’s call to be an encourager, ambassador, and resource for pregnant teens and young single mothers. Through her ministry, Reach Just One, Sarah leads young women to the hope of the Gospel and creates space for their stories to be heard.
Listen in as we talk with this former NFL cheerleader about how God is using her choice to say yes to bring hope to others.
ABOUT SARAH: Sarah began her life in ministry in 2016 when God called her to lead an Embrace Grace Ministry class at her home church, Temple Baptist Church, in Hattiesburg, MS, where she continues to serve as an ambassador and constant resource for pregnant teens and young single moms. She also serves as an ambassador for the Hope Clinic of Hattiesburg and is working toward a Master's Degree in Theological Studies.
Handling Parent Guilt with Jennifer Sheridan, LCSW
If you've been a parent for any length of time, you've probably experienced parent guilt at some point along your parenting journey. In this episode, we talk with our friend, JENNIFER SHERIDAN, from Restoration House Counseling in Hattiesburg, MS, about what to do with parent guilt and how to navigate the emotions and pressures of parenting in a healthy way.
JENNIFER SHERIDAN, owner and lead therapist of Restoration House Counseling, is a Licensed Clinical Social Work and Registered Play Therapist practicing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Jennifer specializes in working with families and children struggling with attachment and behavioral challenges in the home and at school. She has experience working with families grown through adoption and helping parents make sense of the emotional needs of children from hard places.
Prioritizing Wellness - Breaking the Cycle of Unhealthy Patterns with Gena Anderson
Are you ready to break the cycle of unhealthy patterns and make wellness a priority? If so, this episode is just what you need. Today, we speak with author, wellness blogger, and nurse practitioner, Gena Anderson, about how we can obtain spiritual, mental, and physical wellness. Our conversation is based on Gena's book The Well Woman - A Journey to Wellness Through Loving Jesus.
GENA ANDERSON is a Jesus-lover, writer, and nurse practitioner who has a passion for helping busy women experience wellness. She is the author of The Well Woman and No Excuses: A Bible Study on the Book of James.
She proudly holds the title of wife, mom, and the world's most average CrossFitter. She loves writing, reading, traveling, and brownies. She's working on that last one. Gena lives in Hutto, TX with her husband, children, and faithful dogs. You can find her books as well as other free content on her website GenaWrites.com. Follow Gena on Instagram @genaandersonwrites.