Grace Enough Podcast

Grace Enough Podcast

A podcast designed to encourage believers that God can use you to impact His kingdom no matter your story. Yes, it requires surrender and trust, but His grace is enough.... Show More

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February 23, 2021 45 min

Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer join me to discuss the abuse of power in the church, creating a goodness culture, and how the western business model has negatively impacted the church. Topics they wrote about in their book A Church Called Tov.

Questions Scot, Laura and I Discussed:
  • (3:39) Your family attended and served at Willow Creek Church for a number of years.  What were some strengths and weaknesses you observed while atte...
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    Cheri Jimenez joins me to discuss Safe Families for Children, supporting families in crisis, and the various roles people can fill to help a family in need reach a place of stability.

    Questions Cheri and I Discussed:
  • (4:16) Share a little of your faith journey with us.  How did you become involved with Safe Families for Children?
  • (7:40) What is Safe Families for Children? What is the purpose and the mission behind Safe Families?
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    Susie Rowan joins me to discuss her journey through Bible Study Fellowship, encountering God through His Word, and pivoting an international ministry during a pandemic. 

    Questions Susie and I Discussed:
  • (3:46) How did you come to know Jesus as Savior?

  • (6:05) What prompted you to first begin attending BSF?

  • (8:45) You are the current Executive Director of BSF and have served in various other roles in the BSF organization.  Will...

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    Pastor Andy George joins me to discuss pastoring a multi-site church through the pandemic.  We discuss challenges, unexpected blessings, engaging an online community, and how people can support their local ministry leaders.

    Questions Andy and I Discussed:
  • (5:23) We are quickly approaching 1 year of living during a pandemic, which means you are approaching 1 year of leading a church during a pandemic.  H...
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    Christopher Yuan joins me to discuss his journey from being an agnostic gay man in prison to a follower of Jesus, who now teaches the Bible at Moody Bible Institute and travels around the world with his parents speaking on faith and sexuality

    Questions Christopher and I Discussed:
  • (1:48) I have briefly introduced you, but will share with our listeners a little about the work you do on a day to day basis?
  • (3:03) What was life like f...
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    Paula LeJeune was born into adversity.  She was born a conjoined twin, underwent more than 30 facial surgeries, lived with an abusive father, yet she has experienced the love and grace of God throughout her life.

    Questions Paula and I Discussed:
  • (4:00) Adversity is a word that can be used to describe your literal first breath on earth. Share about your birth and the adversity you and your mother faced.
  • (6:38) What were your early c...
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    January 12, 2021 19 min

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    The host of Grace Enough Podcast, Amber is interviewed by her oldest son and daughter about her journey over the last two years, which includes 100 episodes.

    Questions Discussed:
  • (4:00) How do you find who you want to interview on the podcast?
  • (5:10) How do you think up all your questions?
  • (6:10) How do you feel when you get a big interview?
  • (8:12) How do you feel when you think it’s gonna be a really good...
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    January 5, 2021 27 min

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    Jen Wilkin joins me to talk about diving into the Scriptures and the risk of a diet made up of mostly devotional reading vs. God's Word. 

    Questions Jen and I Discussed:
  • (1:41) When did you come to know Jesus?

  • (3:15) What prompted you to begin leading Bible Studies and what did those early days look like?

  • (7:36) How would you encourage busy women who struggle to spend time consistently reading a...

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    Katherine James and I discuss her journey of loving her son through his addiction and the magnificence of God during some of the darkest days.

    Questions Katherine and I Discussed:
  • (3:34) You have 3 grown children whom you used to pray for while looking up at Orion‘s belt.  Take us back to that time and share a little about those prayers, your hopes for your little people and what your family’s life with...
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    Hannah Anderson joins me on the Grace Enough Podcast to discuss the pursuit of goodness,  derived from the character of God, and how it helps develop discernment in us.

    Questions Hannah and I Discussed:
  • (6:37) You have described the digital age as disorienting.  What do you mean by that?
  • (13:28) As Christians our initial response is often to close ourselves off to the world and the news and live in a bub...
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    Alisa Childers joins me to discuss  progressive Christianity and her journey of rebuilding her faith after being taught by a progressive pastor.

    Questions Alisa and I Discussed:
  • (5:21) You have walked with Jesus a long time and as an adult you experienced a faith crisis when you began attending a Sunday School class led by one of the church pastors.  Will you share a bit of that story with us?
  • (9:22) Wha...
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    Nancy Guthrie joins me to discuss how God filled her emptiness after the loss of baby Hope and Gabriel, how God demonstrates He does His best work with empty through the Scriptures, and her passion for God’s Word.

    Questions Nancy and I Discussed:
  • (8:32) God Does His Best Work With Empty was born out of your own personal experience and the respite retreats you lead with your husband. For tho...
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    November 17, 2020 44 min

    Mary DeMuth joins me to share her story of being sexual abused as a 5 year old girl and how God re-storied her through the ministry of Young Life.  Mary also shares how the church can redemptively respond to the sexual abuse crisis.

    Questions Mary and I Discussed:
  • (5:23) You say, "Not only have I been restored, I have been re-storied."  Take us back to your childhood and share what happened to you at 5 years old?
  • (13:03)  W...
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    Lynn Cowell joins me to discuss the importance of being available, approachable, and partnering with the Holy Spirit to develop our children's gifts, particularly our daughters.

    Questions Lynn and I Discussed:
  • (5:16) Share how you came to know Jesus
  • (6:33) Take us back to when your daughters were young. What were their personalities like?
  • (9:33) What were some of the intentional steps you took to develop a strong relationship wi...
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    Ted Turnau and Jared Moore join me to discuss how becoming familiar with pop culture and discussing it with our children actually helps them engage their world for Christ.

    Questions Ted, Jared and I Discussed:
  • (5:14) What led you to write the pop culture parent?
  • (9:24) How do you define pop culture?
  • (10:41) Christians tend to avoid or forbid anything related to pop culture, whether it be R-rated movies or...
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    Mary Flo Ridley joins me to talk about simple, foundational conversations to have with our children, ranging from toddlers to teens, that will shape their sexual health for years to come.

    Questions Mary Flo and I Discussed:
  • (4:25) Even in 2020, I have conversations with friends who cringe when it comes to having the “birds and bees” talk with their children.  We deal with questions like when is it the r...
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    Hillary Morgan Ferrer joins me to discuss some myths that Christians are tempted to believe when it comes to children and their faith. We also talk how to help our kids recognize false messages, the chew and spit method, linguistic theft, and the R.O.A.R. method that has been so helpful in my journey of separating truth from the subtle lies that bombard us daily.

    Questions Hillary and I Discussed:
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    October 13, 2020 40 min

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    Meg Glesener joins me to discuss some practical ways to cast vision in your family, how it empowers your children to focus on the big picture and how it promotes family unity.

    Questions Meg and I Discussed:
  • (5:29): Today, we are going to talk about casting a vision for your family.  Give our listeners a little background about the family you grew up in and how you came to know Jesus.
  • (16:07) What led you...
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    Taylor Schumann joins me to discuss surviving a school shooting, the long work of healing and trauma recovery, gun reform, thoughts and prayers, and her faith in Jesus.

    Questions Taylor and I Discussed:
  • (2:25) Before we fully launch into your story tell us a little about your faith journey with Jesus.  When did you come to know Him?
  • (3:20) Take us back to 2013 and share with our listeners what happened t...
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    September 29, 2020 56 min

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    Mike Savage joins me to talk about how Jesus wrecked and saved His life while serving 15 + years in prison for international money laundering. 

    Questions Mike and I Discussed:
  • (2:58) To set the stage for your story, tell us a little about your childhood working your way through getting married and your first few jobs.
  • (6:53) You end up being labeled as “a criminal mastermind” and often joke about how...
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