A Burst of Hope

A Burst of Hope

A Burst of Hope invites you to the table to hear real life conversations with fellow hope seekers. Martha Wilson and Kim Stanley, your co-hosts, have been leading in women's ministry for over 25 years. They welcome you into the stories of those who have traveled the ups and downs of life, only to find hope burst onto the scene. If hope seems like a scarce commodity right now, tune in for inspiration and a compelling invitation to find a hope that does not disappoint.


February 26, 2024 33 mins

This week Martha and Kim continue their conversation around the condition of our hearts. It's a passionate subject for sure.
We're thankful you are here to join us at the table; it's the prayer of the entire Burst Of Hope team that you find Hope and a good word here.

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This week Martha and Kim gather around the table for a discussion about the condition of our  hearts.
February is the month we celebrate love and we see hearts abounding in candy and jewelry.  But what does it mean to have a spiritually healthy heart?
Pull up close to the table with us as we look at the prayer in Psalm 139:23: "Search me O God, and know my heart." (NLT)

We'd love to hear what you th...

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February 12, 2024 33 mins

On this week's podcast, Martha and Kim welcome Katie Nixon to the table. Katie is a wife, a mom, and a Nana. She's been involved for many years in her local church as a worship leader and in children's ministry.
Katie and her husband Rick have recently started a new community ministry called "Champions."
Champions is a "place where adults with special needs have the opportunity to serve, worsh...

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February 5, 2024 33 mins

We're so excited for you to hear Part 2 with Jackie Dukes this week! If you haven't listened to Jackie's first episode, you'll definitely want to go and listen to that. 

This week we find out what Jackie has been up to, including publishing her first book,  "Unnesting."
This book comes straight out of Jackie's own journey of raising 5 children and from her personal relationship with ...

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January 29, 2024 39 mins

Today's podcast episode is a special replay of one of the most popular podcasts of 2023! (July, 2023, episode #93). Jackie Dukes is our guest and she brings us up close and personal with her incredible story of how she leaned into and surrendered to God's goodness.
She will be back next week in for a brand new episode with some existing news! Be sure to join us for that. 
Jackie is a mom to 5, she's married ...

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January 22, 2024 33 mins

Martha and Kim are thrilled to welcome Mary Fields to the podcast this week! Mary is the Director of Care Ministries at her church, which involves ministry support to many groups of people with various needs.
Through her own journey of suffering Mary shares the treasures of her hope in God and his faithfulness. 
If you need a friend today to remind you that God has a plan for you, that you have a beautiful future ahead of ...

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January 15, 2024 34 mins

We're so excited to welcome Sarah Roberts to the podcast today! 

Sarah began working for Fellowship Of Christian Athletes as a sports missionary, serving women and men of sport through speaking, writing, team chapels/Bible studies and building relationships. She has served in many roles with FCA including Women in Sports Director, University of Oklahoma Softball Chaplain (2023 National Champs), and NBA/NFL wives Chaplain. Her p...

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January 8, 2024 31 mins

Happy New Year BOH family!!! We are excited for this New Year and are thrilled you are joining us at the table for some more hope stories!
On this first podcast of 2024, we are highlighting scriptures in Hebrews 10 and Joshua 1. How do we hold onto Hope in this new year and have the strength and courage that God asks us to have?
We're so glad you're here! Please share this podcast with a friend, or drop us an ema...

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December 21, 2023 35 mins

We're so glad you're here to join Martha and Kim and friends for the last Advent episode.
This week Megan Carnes leads the discussion on days 21-25 from the book "The Greatest Gift - Unwrapping The Full Love Story Of Christmas" by Ann Voskamp.

This has been an incredible time to slow down and drink deeply of the living water that is ours in Christ.
We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we hav...

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December 18, 2023 39 mins

Welcome back to our Advent episodes of A Burst Of Hope! We hope you've been enjoying the lively discussion we've been having around the book "The Greatest Gift - Unwrapping The Full Love Story Of Christmas" by Ann Voskamp.  Martha and Kim have loved having their friends, Stephanie, Priscilla, Megan, and Rhonda join them at the table all month long!
Today's episode is on days 16-20, if you're follow...

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December 14, 2023 39 mins

Martha and Kim are  gathered around the table with their friends for more discussion celebrating Advent. This episode,  Rhonda Mariner leads the discussion around the book, "The Greatest Gift, Unwrapping The Full Love Story of Christmas."  (Days 11-16)
With friends, Stephanie, Priscilla, Megan, it's sure to be an inspiring conversation on the  Gift  of Christmas.

Thanks for being with us this week!!

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December 11, 2023 33 mins

We're so glad you are with us for Week 2 of our Advent series, 'The Greatest Gift."
Martha and Kim welcome back Priscilla, Stephanie, Rhonda and Megan to the table to talk through the treasures of the book, "The Greatest Gift, Unwrapping the Full Love Story Of Christmas" by Ann Voskamp.
This week, Stephanie Griffin leads out in the conversation around days 6-10, if you're following along in th...

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December 4, 2023 29 mins

Welcome to this season of Advent! We're so excited to lean into this journey of expectancy and waiting on Christ with some very dear friends. We welcome Stephanie Griffin, Priscilla Carr, Rhonda Mariner and Megan Carnes to the podcast for the whole month of December.
Each week we will be looking at the beautiful  book "The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story Of Christmas" by Ann Voskamp.
You can or...

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November 27, 2023 31 mins

We are so excited to have Peggy Dobbs for a 2nd week on the podcast with more incredible God stories of Hope for you to feast on. Be sure to listen to Part 1 of Peggy's podcast episode last week.
Our emphasis this month has been on remembering God's goodness and giving thanks for all His gifts to us.
Be sure to listen to the end of the show today as we give you little glimpse into what's in store for Decemb...

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November 20, 2023 26 mins

This week on the podcast Martha and Kim welcome their dear friend, Peggy Dobbs.
Peggy is a founding member of Touching Hearts Ministries and you will get to know this amazing woman who is full of God stories of hope.
We hope you'll be inspired to share your own God stories with your family and friends as you gather together this Thanksgiving season.
All of us are a part of God's story and have been invited in...

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November 13, 2023 35 mins

We are so excited to welcome Judith McPherson to A Burst Of Hope podcast this week! Judith is married, has grown children and grandchildren. She is a nurse and is also very involved in her church as the prayer coordinator. Judith has a passion for mentoring women in all stages of life.
Her story is a beautiful display of God's relentless love pursuing her to live in communion with Him.
You will hear treasures today a...

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November 6, 2023 27 mins

Hello Friends!
November is the month we all typically highlight the beauty of living in gratitude, and rightly so. Maybe you have your own tradition of naming God's gifts this season. Today on the podcast, Martha and Kim want to start the thanksgiving season with a conversation about our God who remembers. Not only does He remember, but He acts on our behalf in His remembrance. We hope you'll join us at the table wit...

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October 30, 2023 34 mins

This week on the podcast Martha and Kim invite you to the table for a conversation around billboards.
They are all around us, but do we really see them? There are billboards of God's goodness everywhere; sometimes they are loving warnings, and sometimes they invite us to pull over to rest and refresh.
We become billboards ourselves as we live in relationship to the Father, and are "letters  from Christ....writte...

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October 23, 2023 38 mins

This week's guest on the podcast is Tricia Wilson. Trish and her husband Tony lead Waterfront Ministries which helps to equip ministry couples through rest and restoration.
Trish's story starts long before her present marriage to Tony. She shares the journey of becoming a widow at 49 and how the Lord met her during her grief.  He brought beauty from ashes and hope from tragedy.   
You will be blessed beyond meas...

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October 16, 2023 37 mins

This week on the podcast Martha and Kim are excited to have Debbie McFarland on the show. Debbie is a long time photographer who has broadened her sphere of influence by sparking kindness and creativity in her local community.
She and her husband own Cedar Hill Studio and Farm which is a favorite spot of Martha and Kim's to pick wild flowers and enjoy Debbie's creative art studio.
Debbie brings much joy and heali...

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