Hope Along The Journey

Hope Along The Journey

A ministry of encouragement and inspiration for those who hunger for hope. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mark-cravens7/support

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May 18, 2022 28 min

Jon was raised in a loving, Christian home.  But sadly, he was molested by an older boy who was trusted by the family.  In this podcast, he shares about the trauma and misplaced shame that once filled his life and how God has taken him on a journey of healing and wholeness.  https://www.hopealongthejourney.org/ https://www.facebook.com/HopeAlongTheJourney https://www.instagram.com/hopealongthejourney/

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Heather shares how God gave her grace and strength through her battle with leukemia and how this time became life-changing for her. Out of this low point in her life, God birthed a new ministry of blogging and writing that has touched so many hurting lives as they deal with the drama, trauma, and minutiae of life. 

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For many years, Ruth's heart longed to have a child of her own.  While trying to have a child, she battled through the rollercoaster of emotions and became very discouraged and depressed. Every Mother's Day was only a painful occasion for her.  Then one day, while on her hands and knees mopping the floor, she was listening to the story of Hannah and sensed God promising her a child of her own. 

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Alena and Rick (Grubbs) met in college, and soon after began serving the Lord in ministry. With the expectation of living "happily ever after", it wasn't very long until Rick's health began to fail.  By the strength of God, they were able to remain in ministry in spite of his colon and liver disease. Then came the diagnosis of lymphoma, and within a few months, Rick was taken from Alena.  Nonetheless, she shares her...

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Mark Sowersby's story is a story of how God's abounding grace transformed his life, setting him free from a nightmare of years of childhood abuse, neglect, and suffering. Over time, condemnation, shame, and guilt were replaced with forgiveness, joy, and life in abundance. Don't miss the powerful testimony of healing, forgiveness, and freedom. Find his book, "Forgiving the Nightmare", on Amazon.

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Though highly religious, Ken had never known Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of his life.  In his own words, Ken shares his journey to faith in Christ and his current battle with cancer. Even though he is in hospice care, he remains joyful and an inspiration to others because of the hope found in Jesus Christ.  

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Thousands of lives have been powerfully impacted for the ministry and for the kingdom of Christ through the life and labors of Maurice McCrary.  Saved when he was just a boy, little did he realize how God would use his life in a most remarkable way.  Your heart will be blessed and encouraged as you listen to "Bro. Mac" share his story.

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As a young man of 16, Brian Wardlaw allowed himself to become bitter over circumstances that came into his family's life.  Allowing that bitterness to fester, his life started unraveling and Brian began making a series of bad choices that took his life away from God.  Then, he made the best choice of his life by turning his life over to Christ and finding the grace needed to heal and restore his wounded heart.

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Scott Sobie has been a missionary and pastor in Ukraine for 17 years. He and his wife, Oksana, provide an eyewitness update on the war that is taking place and how God is working in the darkest of times.

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Susann Shuey is a Physicians Assitant and a nutrition specialist who leads a busy life. In this podcast, she shares the steps and practices she has put in place since the COVID pandemic and offers helpful advice on how we all can take steps to improve our overall health.  She discusses the importance of such things as a proper diet, exercise, prayer, and other ways to improve one's overall health.   https://www.hopealongthejour...
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Following a painful divorce, Matt Murray's life spiraled out of control.  In an effort to deal with the pain, Matt turned to alcohol and the destructive lifestyle that came with it. Then God in his mercy brought him to an awakening moment wherein Matt called out on God. Don't miss this exciting story of grace and redemption!

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Author, Esther Pannebaker, shares a wonderful message of hope, showing how God uses both the negative and positive things in our lives to make us better people. In a fascinating way, she talks about how to leverage your "nothing" by leaping into God's everything. Esther reminds us to reframe our message of hurt, allowing God to turn it into something beautiful for his glory.

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Kent Jeffries, who has been an Ohio State Trooper for over 21 years, openly and honestly talks about PTSD and how it has impacted his own life. Hearing his story may well help you better understand what first responders (EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and police officers all fall into this category) are often going through.  

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Christian author, blogger, speaker, podcaster, and artist, Sarah Geringer, is s a survivor of childhood divorce. At four years of age, her mother and father divorced and they had to move in with her grandfather.  In this podcast, Sarah shares her remarkable journey of true faith in Christ and how her extended family and church came alongside her in her early spiritual formation. Step by step, God led her along an incredible journey...

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Adopted as a baby, Peggy's unhappy childhood was filled with both physical and emotional abuse.  Her home may have appeared to be a normal, middle-class home on the outside, but things inside her home were far from normal.  She felt unloved and unwanted, and her image of God was catastrophically impaired by her home life. At age 13, she was kicked out of the house, and so, packed a plastic bag and set out on her own.  Fortunate...

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So often, Satan tries to replace God's provision for our lives with an alternative, causing us to question whether God's provision is good enough for us.  Using the account of the fall of man found in Genesis 3, Joey unpackages the age-old tactic of the enemy to blind us to the goodness and pleasure God has for each one of us, deceiving us into thinking that there is greater joy in doing life our way.   He also shares how w...

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Born with hearing loss and raised in a dysfunctional home environment, Desiree experienced tremendous stress and loneliness.  In her heart, she longed to find unconditional love and acceptance. Because of her hearing impairment, she was constantly made fun of during her pre-teen and teenage years, leaving her feeling lonely, and rejected.  Confused and angry, she walked away from her earlier childhood faith and began spiraling down...

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As a mother of two children with rare genetic disorders and complex needs, Kristin felt that her life was impossible to bear. Over time, she lost faith and became angry at God, questioning His goodness as she looked at her burdensome life. But fortunately, Kristin found her way back to the faith she once held dear and the loving God who had a plan and a purpose for her life even through the hardships she faced.  Her story is a rema...

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Well-loved Christian musician and author, Shelly Hamilton, shares the deeply moving story behind the writing of her recently released book, Always, Only Good; A Journey of Faith Through Mental Illness.  You will be touched as you hear Shelly share the heart-gripping story of Jonathon's battle with mental illness and her own desperate journey of faith through it all.  Her hope is that by sharing her story, others will be encoura...

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