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.


December 11, 2023 24 mins

Brenda Nearpass is a wife, a mother of four, and grandmother of seven grandchildren. She is also a writer, the survivor of a brain tumor, and an advocate for The National Brain Tumor Society. She tells her story in the book Memoir of a True Airhead: A Powerful True Story of Love, Hope, and Miracles.


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Cory Rosenke is an author, pastor, presenter, and pursuer of truth. His latest book is The Magnetic Heart of God: Understanding the Five Cravings of Your Soul. It helps us understand why we do what we do, desire the things we desire, say what we say, and behave the way we behave.


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November 27, 2023 29 mins

It’s been called a social lubricant, a way to unwind after a long day, or even something that gets the party started, but for many people, alcohol is a daily battle. Sometimes it’s an obvious struggle but many times, alcohol use disorder is source of shame, hidden from even those closest to the one facing the battle. Katie Lain struggled with alcohol use disorder for almost 10 years, cycling in and out of periods of heavy drinking ...

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November 20, 2023 29 mins

DeAnna Lynn Sanders believes God calls us all to live a life of purpose. Her book, Unseen People: Sharing Light and Life with Your Neighbors and the Nations, tells many stories of people who are normally unseen, overlooked, outcast, or live on the margins of life. She has a desire to inspire you to become a  mission-driven Christ-follower,  to sharpen your focus on undervalued, unseen people, locally and globally. DeAnna encourages...

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Sarah E. Frazer is a writer, Bible study mentor, wife, and mother of five. With a background in missionary work and Bible teaching, Sarah has a passion for encouraging people, especially women, to develop good habits around Bible reading and prayer. Her book, I Didn’t Sign Up for This: How to Rest in God’s Goodness When Your Story Shifts, is all about being able to grow through whatever detour, setback, heartache, or disappointment...

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November 6, 2023 30 mins

Melanie Goodwin suffered early trauma which affected her into her adult life. These days she makes it a priority to talk about the way of recovery. Her book, Resurrected Roadkill, has been described as a fascinating odyssey of escape, recovery, transformation, and ultimately, transfiguration.


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October 30, 2023 25 mins

Jackie Dighans is an author who has published books including, Covered: Living in Triumph While Going Through Trials. The book speaks about walking in peace, despite the circumstances. She’s a mum of 10, a coach, speaker, and host of the Dripping with Abundance podcast.



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October 23, 2023 25 mins

Lauren Rose has endured chronic pain, depression and paralysing anxiety. While her suffering has continued, she remembers a day that she made a choice to live differently. Lauren Rose is a blogger and the host of the podcast, It Hurts to Mom.


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Rev. Canon Dr. Scot McKnight is the author or editor of around 80 books. Perhaps his most well-known book, The Jesus Creed, has become a favourite for many thousands of readers since its release around 20 years ago. Scot is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. His most recent book, written with Cody Matchett, is titled Revelation for the Rest of Us: A Prophetic Call to Follow Je...

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August 28, 2023 32 mins

Les Watson has worked extensively throughout Australia and South East Asia, helping people claim back time. He says that he can help us all gain back an hour a day. Thanks to his expertise in time management, Les has earned the nickname “Time Lord”. On Bleeding Daylight, we touch on some of those skills, but we also spend time exploring how he exited a controlling cult and walked into freedom.



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August 21, 2023 31 mins

Amanda Blackwood is a trauma recovery mentor, public speaker, podcaster and has authored over a dozen books. Much of the help she offers others, comes from the experience of overcoming her own trauma.



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August 14, 2023 32 mins

Britt Mooney has been a teacher, he’s worked alongside his wife in Korea as a missionary. He’s an author and a church planter. He’s also the host of the Kingdom Over Coffee podcast.


Even though many people of faith are left shaking their heads at the state of the world today, Britt believes that in the face of the tragedy and hate all over the globe, Christians have the answer. He’s recently released the book, We Were Reborn For ...

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Born in Ukraine to a Russian mother and Ukrainian father, Natasha Levai has seen her life follow many twists and turns. Growing up she experienced everything from atheism to witchcraft. Her life looks very different these days. She is now married with a child and together with her husband, is working to serve orphans in Eastern Hungary.



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Doug and Leslie Davis have been married for over 30 years and have raised four daughters, so they’ve faced many of the obstacles that present themselves when people aim to go the distance in relationships. Through The Vision-Driven Marriage podcast, marriage retreats, coaching, and other resources, they seek to create a place for couples to connect, learn, encourage, and be encouraged.


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July 24, 2023 30 mins

Chris Boyes grew up on the outskirts of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. His home was in a suburb marked by low-income families, and disadvantage. Home life was difficult, and hopes were few. Today he is a podcaster and church pastor.



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Rick and Jane McKinney took part in a life-changing adventure, walking from one side of America to the other. Together they battled weather, fatigue, and seemingly endless miles to complete the distance in just six months. On Bleeding Daylight, we explore why they decided to take on such an extraordinary quest. Their adventure sparked the book,  And…So We Walked: The Inspirational Story of a Couple’s Walk Across America.




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July 10, 2023 33 mins

 Chris Grainger is a devoted husband, a father to three girls and one son. He’s a Certified Financial Coach and works as an Engineering and Services Manager. While it sounds like he’s living a great life, there was a point in time where his life was spiralling out of control, and he felt completely helpless. He now uses the storms of his own life to encourage others.




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Dr. Mel Tavares is a wife, mum, grandma, author, teacher, and speaker. She holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Mel is a Board Certified Mental Health Coach, a Suicide Prevention Instructor, and a certified Professional Life Coach. On the surface, it may sound like she’s living an incredible life, but the truth is that she has walked some very difficult roads to get there.


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Christy Boulware is a wife, and mom of three children. She has a deep desire to set people free from the chains of fear and anxiety, Christy founded and leads the not-for-profit organisation, Fearless Unite. Through conferences, workshops, retreats, Bible studies, and devotionals, Christy speaks and writes about drastically decreasing the alarming statistics of anxiety in our world. She is the author of the book, Nervous Breakthrou...

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Eric Nevins is the founder of Christian Podcasters Association, where he serves a community of thousands of podcasters from around the world, assisting them to build and grow their podcasts. He hosts his own successful, long running podcast, Halfway There. He holds a degree in Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity, with an emphasis in spiritual formation.


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