Can I Have a Relationship With God Without Going to Church? With Ericka Andersen [Episode 229]

Relationship God Without Church Ericka Andersen

GIVEAWAY ALERT: You can win the book Reason to Return by this week’s podcast guest. Keep reading to find out how!

Are you one of the 16 million American women who have left the church in the last decade? There are lots of reasons for this mass exodus. Yet, many of these women still desire a close relationship with God and a deeper spiritual life.

Well today, author Ericka Andersen delves into the reasons why women are leaving the church in droves.

TikTok Sensation Katy Nichole on “God of Possible” [BONUS]

TikTok Sensation Katy Nichole In Jesus Name God of Possible

You may have heard Katy Nichole’s song, “In Jesus Name (God of Possible),” but what you may not realize is the painful story behind this beautiful song.

Katy found herself in a season of suffering as she battled chronic pain, feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, depression, and even contemplation of suicide. In her struggle, she became angry with God, but that’s when He reminded her that He is faithful.

God renewed her hope as she cried out to Him, and He gave her the words of this song as an encouragement to her own spirit. But now she shares these words as an encouragement to you too!

Can I Make It Through the Hard Days? With Ann Voskamp [Episode 192]

Way Through Hard Days Ann Voskamp

What if it’s not the hard roads that slay us? But rather, it’s the unmet expectations of what we thought the road would be that actually takes us down? Well, if you’re facing obstacle after obstacle, or if you’re smack dab in the middle of your own impossible, then today’s guest will give you the fresh perspective you need.

Best-selling author and my friend, Ann Voskamp, will help you discover that finding the way through is actually about finding a way of life. She’ll give you six habits to help you get through any hard day or season, and they’ll lead you to what your soul needs most.

What to Do When Life Doesn’t Turn Out As Expected

My friend, Margaret Feinberg, has been in a gruesome fight with breast cancer. Though she has been thrown on one of the toughest battlefields of life, her response has been startling and challenging to me.

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You may be on a battlefield of your own, and you may be at your wit’s end, a weary warrior — trampled and discouraged. So, I asked Margaret to share a piece of her story with you to encourage and inspire you to keep on trusting. If you want to go deeper, check out her new book and Bible study, Fight Back With Joy, filmed with LifeWay. I have no doubt my wise and inspiring friend will give you the Biblical truth and companionship you need to fight any battle you face with tenacity and joy! 

All God’s Girls Got Issues: 2 Ways To Get Rid of Yours

If there was ever a poster girl for a woman with lots of issues, it’s the woman with the issue of blood whose story is in Mark 5. I know, I know, you thought I was going to say it was you, right?! It often feels like it could be me, too!

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This woman lived thousands of years ago, but she is so much like us today. She had issues—actually one big issue- She had been hemorrhaging for twelve years. (v. 25, 26)

4 Psalms to Pray When You Need God’s Help

I love it when one of my sons echoes back to me words that originally came from my mouth. “Help a mama out” is what I often say to Connor when I want to get his attention and get his help with something.

I shouldn’t have been surprised when he looked at me after school yesterday and said, “Help a brother out.” This was after he had asked me for some Cheez-Its and I was slow to respond! You better believe that when he repeated my words back to me, I heard him! I smiled and grabbed the Cheez-Its.