Bleeding Daylight

Bleeding Daylight

Rodney Olsen hosts inspirational guests who are kicking against the darkness until it bleeds daylight. Hear from people who are making this world a better place.


August 29, 2022 30 min

Whether it’s blogging, composing song lyrics or authoring books, Alan T. Black is a writer. His three books, Here I am Lord, In the Spirit Intended and Just a Closer Walk have been warmly embraced by readers. His life has involved many twists and turns but it’s those challenges that have helped him to relate so well with his readers, and add authenticity to his writings.

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Casanova Green is a writer, singer/songwriter, educator, and pastor. He has been involved in various kinds of Christian ministry work since the age of nine and has served as a worship leader and choir director for over twenty years. He serves as the Lead Pastor of True Vision Christian Community in Lancaster Ohio. He owns and runs CG Create with the aim of inspiring creativity and growth in others.



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What do you do when the description on the box doesn’t match up to what’s inside? How do you respond when what’s been promised isn’t quite what’s delivered? Melanie Saward found that that was the case for her when it came to matters of faith. While she saw an amazing depth to the faith of those written about in the Christian scriptures, she found her own faith to be shallow. Her latest book, Deep Faith Resilient Faith – Curing Shal...

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August 8, 2022 32 min

Jarvis Guthrie thought he had his whole life figured out. After graduating high school, he enlisted into the United States Army while at the same time taking college courses. His plan was to become a computer specialist, but those plans were about to go horribly wrong. He broke into a police officer’s home. The officer’s gun jammed, and Jarvis’s life was spared. He talks about his time in prison and his bold plan to bring hope, hea...

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August 1, 2022 34 min

You’ll hear the words, 'for better or for worse' at most wedding ceremonies, but to be honest, in those early days, most of us imagine a lifetime of better. So what happens when we encounter the worse? Several years into their marriage, Maurice and Ruth Griffin had their wedding vows seriously tested. Those difficult times resulted in the book, When Love is Angry: A Memoir from the Other Side of Mental Illness. In this epis...

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July 25, 2022 35 min

Tyler Moon has a passion for running, but it’s a passion that almost cost him his life. In October 2019, he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while running a 10-mile race and was saved by a group of strangers. Tyler talks about the extraordinary chain of events that brought hope and purpose out of a potential tragedy. 

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In a world that offers so many options, opportunities, and directions, how do we know which direction to take? We hear so often that we need to be true to ourselves and find our own truth but is there a way to discern a universal truth? Pastor, author, conference speaker, and Bible teacher, Chad Mansbridge, believes that we can find our way to discovering real answers. His latest book, You Can Handle the Truth, puts the keys to und...

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July 11, 2022 30 min

Daisy Paige has faced sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, as well as family tragedies and being diagnosed with a rare terminal condition, yet through it all she has faced the struggles of life head-on. She has shared her story in the book Unexpected Moments.
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July 4, 2022 33 min

We all know that the fairy tale dream where everyone lives happily ever after isn’t real life. We all face struggles and battles of various sizes, but some people’s lives are marked by more suffering than others. For some, life simply doesn’t follow the script they’ve written in their minds. Jim Barnard has written a book titled The Suffering Guy. Using large doses of humour, he walks his readers through the struggle to find hope a...

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The stigma attached to mental illness has changed and softened over time as we’ve come to understand more about mental health. Unfortunately though, for many who are living with mental health issues, the battle can still be a very difficult road. Katie Dale has not only been a caseworker at a mental health clinic in Missouri, Katie has firsthand experience with bipolar disorder. Her book, But Deliver Me from Crazy: A Memoir, let’s ...

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June 20, 2022 38 min

Neil Getzlow lived in two separate worlds, but when those two worlds collided, his life was in danger of being torn apart. As countries around the world began being changed by a pandemic in early 2020, Neil’s life was turned upside down by the actions he took while on a business trip. He’s a podcaster and author of the book Unmasked.

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June 13, 2022 30 min

Kevin Horath is an author, dynamic speaker, and teacher who served as Associate Pastor for Hillside Bethel Tabernacle for 25 years, before stepping into the role of Lead Pastor in January 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. His goal is to help others find a spiritually healthy approach to life through the realistic, practical application of biblical stories, characters, and principles. http://thefactorbooks...

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June 6, 2022 28 min

Tess Scott has faced the mess and complications that life can bring and is still able to smile. Even more than that, she’s helping others smile through her book, "Listen, Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow. For the young girl growing up on a farm, life seemed so simple, but that little girl had no idea of the twists and turns that life would take in the years and decades to come.


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Robin T. Jennings is a gifted storyteller, professional speaker, knowledgeable teacher and author.  He believes that while we all seek personal growth, our souls are yearning for spiritual renewal, whether we know it or not. His most recent book is titled, A Letter to the Church and the Next Generation: Spiritual Growth Through the Witness of James.


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May 23, 2022 26 min

Timothy L Price is an avid reader but there’s one book that he has found particularly inspirational. It’s a book that was written back in the sixteen hundreds and has since been mostly forgotten. Despite having to overcome serious health issues, Tim has worked tirelessly against the odds to bring this classic to a new generation of readers.


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May 16, 2022 30 min

Robert Uttaro is a rape crisis counselor and community educator who has a lifelong commitment to activism and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence. He facilitates workshops that unpack the realities of sexual violence, and offer strategies for support and prevention with a focus on healing. He is the author of the book To the Survivors.


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"Illness and cancer affect us all in one way or another. Being the spouse of someone who is fighting an illness such as cancer is extremely challenging, but you can still live with the right mindset."

Hard times are a part of life, but Craig Olson seems to have faced more than his fair share of life’s difficulties. As a college student with an amazing future stretching out before him, Craig’s world was absolutely rocked. ...

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May 2, 2022 26 min

Susan Johnson is passionate about helping to break the stigma of living with a mental illness and bringing hope to those living with one. She is the author of “Some Dreams Are Worth Keeping: A Memoir of My Bipolar Journey.” She co-leads a mental health group at her church and is an inspirational speaker.


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April 25, 2022 36 min

At just 17 years of age Gene McGuire was branded as a murderer and sent to prison with little hope of release. In his book, Unshackled, he recounts 34 years, nine months, and 15 days of incarceration steeped in the culture of violence, drugs, and pornography that is prison life, all while serving a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. He not only writes about the incident that changed his life as a teenager, he also points t...

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April 18, 2022 32 min

How do keep going when tragedy strikes? Is there ever a way to overcome grief that feels so overwhelming? Kim Peacock has faced the devastating loss of her oldest daughter, Nicole. She has written about her own healing journey in her book, Victorious Heart. Grief touches us all, Kim helps us deal with it well, and walk alongside others experiencing grief.


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