From Mess to Miracle

From Mess to Miracle

From Mess to Miracle highlights how God is working in the lives of everyday people. Throughout this journey, you will meet Christian authors, podcasters, and others whose lives have been transformed by God's love and grace. Be a part of this journey by subscribing and following us.

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May 24, 2024 45 mins

Andy Wells knows all too well what it is like to struggle with his search for identity at the intersection of faith and sexuality. Andy brings an educational and deeply emotional perspective to our latest conversation with a Master's in Christian Apologetics. Together, we navigate the waters of holding onto Christian beliefs in a constantly changing world. In light of cultural shifts, it is vital to stay true to one's ide...

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How do you pivot from athlete to entrepreneur when life throws a curveball? As he recounts his journey from the Missouri Tigers to the business world, former SEC quarterback Alex Demzcak answers that question. He shares the lessons he learned on the field in his best-selling book "The Sale," which he co-authored with Jon Gordon, and how Proverbs 3:5-6 guided him through the challenges that followed his sports career.
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Have you ever chuckled your way through pain or used humor as a shield against life's darker moments? Our guest, Dave Ebert, isn't just making waves with his remarkable improv workshops; he's mending broken spirits. As a missionary with the Assemblies of God, Dave's bringing laughter and light into the lives of sex and human trafficking survivors, teaching us that even in the bleakest circumstances, joy can be a...

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Have you ever met someone whose life story is so compelling that it stops you in your tracks? That's exactly what happened when Holly Porter joined us on our latest episode. As a beacon of resilience, Holly opens up about her entrepreneurial journey, the guiding principles of the golden and platinum rules, and the immeasurable value of mentorship in shaping her path. Her candid reflections on the complexities of managing a ble...

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February 28, 2024 47 mins

Dana S Diaz's book "Grasping for Air" explores human resilience. You will be captivated by her candid account of surviving narcissistic abuse as a child to the end of her marriage. In her transformation from a victim to a victor, Dana's great-grandmother's wisdom shines as a beacon of hope. In this story of self-discovery and empowerment, her past is shaped by neglect and nurturing love from her great-grand...

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February 14, 2024 36 mins

How can we stay afloat when grief crashes upon us? Embark on a journey through the turbulent waters of loss and grief with Katherine Barner, a poignant voice in grief and trauma. With her deeply personal loss experience and professional expertise, Katherine serves as a beacon for those adrift in grief. We are reminded that our journey through sorrow is as unique as our fingerprints by her words of solace and understanding. In this ...

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Have you ever found yourself trapped in a cycle of anger, unsure of how to break free? Paul Zolman's journey from a tempestuous past to a present drenched in love is a story that promises hope and inspiration. During our heartfelt conversation, Paul peels back the layers of his life, revealing how he conquered deep-seated resentment and transformed it into an unwavering commitment to love. He didn't just read about love l...

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Join me as I sit down with Keeya, a brave survivor of human trafficking, who's turning the pain of their past into a beacon of hope. Listen closely as Keeya unwraps their heart-wrenching story of entrapment and redemption, in a fight against an unspoken evil plaguing our society. This isn't just a narrative of survival but a testament to the power of the human spirit, resilience, and the will to effect change. 

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares her personal journey of overcoming physical deformity, chronic pain, and depression. She emphasizes the importance of addressing the spiritual roots of disease and the misconceptions surrounding depression. Dr. Michelle also discusses her book, 'Hem of His Garment,' which offers hope and encouragement to those experiencing pain and suffering. She encourages listeners to look f...

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Imagine you're in the front seat of a red wagon, barreling down a hill, uncertainty ahead but a sense of exhilaration keeping you firmly in place. That's the journey we've embarked upon with Ronald Simmons, an accomplished business leader and former three-term member of the Texas House of Representatives. Ron embodies perseverance, faith, and the art of turning life's challenges into empowering life lessons, all...

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Can you remember the last time a song moved you? One so powerful it cascaded through your soul, encouraging you to embrace change like the song “Alive” by POD did for our special guest, Ricardo Martinez II. A creative powerhouse, Ricardo has woven his narrative prowess into writing, design, and podcasting, helping us understand the captivating world of a 911 dispatcher. Through his compelling life journey and lessons, he draws us i...

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What happens when you find yourself at the intersection of a D1 athlete's discipline, a seasoned realtor's wisdom, and an author's deep introspection? You get the unique perspective of Damon Eddy our guest this episode. Throughout our engaging conversation, Damon unravels the details of his transformational coaching program - the Two-Hour Turnaround - a program that has played a pivotal role in helping individuals fi...

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk across America in faith? Well, Rick and Jane McKinney did just that, taking us on their incredible journey. As they traverse through major cities, their heartrending encounters with homelessness inspire a profound response - compassion in action. It's not about the mileage they cover, but the connections they make. Their stories remind us that everyone deserves a seat at the...

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Are you ready to transform your approach to PR and brand promotion? Join us as we sit down with the founder of Arvo PR and Executive Communications, Stephen Reiff, who shares his journey from being a shy child to a successful entrepreneur with a passion for leadership, strategy, and corporate strategy. Discover the power of having a one-page strategy and the story behind the name Arvo PR in this insightful conversation.

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Meet Mayor Christina Muryn, the dynamic leader of Findlay, Ohio. Join us as she provides a front-row seat to her journey and leadership style, sharing the wisdom she's gathered along the way, and giving us a glimpse into the inner workings of public office. She opens up about the influential figures who've shaped her path, and her approach to policy evaluation. This conversation traverses from the entertaining to the enli...

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As a parent, watching your child struggle with substance abuse is a heart-rending journey. Join us as we sit down with best-selling author Barbara Legere, who shares her deeply personal experience of raising a child battling addiction. Barbara unravels the thread of worry, guilt, and grief woven around her son Keven's story, but also speaks about the importance of trusting one's instincts, acknowledging the influence of m...

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Can we rise above toxic hatred and engage in meaningful dialogue with those around us? Join me as I chat with Wilk Wilkinson, host of the Derate the Hate podcast, husband, father, and Christian conservative, who shares his own journey from a toxic person to someone devoted to fostering civil conversations. Wilk opens up about the mentors and inspirations in his life, including his father, who was the perfect teacher despite his imp...

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From the battlefield of distrust to the realm of trust-building, join us as we unpack the hidden layers of trust with our special guest, Daryl Stickel. Pulling from his rich life experiences and deep knowledge, Daryl dives into the complex topic of trust in today's increasingly uncertain world. Tune in to learn how to rebuild the foundations of trust, cut through the noise, and navigate hostile environments with grace and resi...

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We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Rabbi Michael Strassfeld about his new book, Judaism Disrupted: A Spiritual Manifesto for the 21st Century. In our enlightening conversation, we explored his journey to becoming a rabbi and how the core principles of Judaism can be applied to our modern lives. Rabbi Strassfeld shared the best advice he ever received: being present and listening to people rather than trying to provide an...

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to transform a dream into reality? Strap in for a remarkable journey as we chat with Dr. Deji Ayoade, a trailblazer, and the first African immigrant to be a nuclear missile operator in the United States Air Force. This isn't just a story of one man's determination and resilience, it's a testament to the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Listen as Dr. Ayoade spi...

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