Limitless Spirit

Limitless Spirit

Jesus. Stories. Missions. Culture. People. 16-0 min episodes are like a cup of espresso for your soul. Your host Helen Todd interviews her guests on “hot topics” from the perspective of Christian faith.

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May 4, 2021 29 min

In the worst moments of your life, did it feel like God had abandoned you? Like you were alone? Like Jesus wasn’t there?

 The truth is that He was there, even if it didn’t feel like it. God loves you and wants to heal your broken past. That’s what this episode of Limitless Spirit is all about.

 Guests Perry and Diane Dodge are licensed psychotherapists who specialize in marriage counseling and a form of Christian counseling they call...

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On this episode of Limitless Spirit, pastor David Domina shares how God gave Him a vision and experience of hell that led him to Christ and ultimately to finding his true calling.

 David took a while to figure out what he was supposed to do with his life. He first studied psychology in college before switching to journalism. But after getting married and realizing he needed something more lucrative to support his family, he started ...

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Kenna Cowart faced her toughest physical and spiritual challenges the same year she became serious about her faith.  She was only 13 at the time, and her parents had just gone through a traumatic divorce. Kenna was diagnosed with rare heart condition that led to depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. Additionally she became addicted to pornography.
In spite of all this she found out that in her darkest moment she felt God's...

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“I knew church. I knew the motions to go through… but I didn’t know Jesus.”

 Eric Scott was a stereotypical, rebellious pastor’s kid who looked good on the outside. On the inside, he was searching for his own identity separate from his parent’s faith and work. That led him to make some poor decisions in college that led him to a breaking point.

 But God used everything Eric went through to bring him into a relationship with Christ. E...

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The father of seven children, Pastor Dave Dolan has been through a long journey of raising a child with special needs that doctors said wouldn’t even live past a year old. He and his wife Debra have seen how faith and the right perspective can have a powerful impact on the outcome in the journey of their youngest daughter, whose name is Faith.
Dave says our struggles and brokenness are often the places where God points us towards ou...

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“Never forget: the Gospel changes people’s lives, wherever you are.”

 Marty MacDonald is a pastor in western New York. At age 65, he’s seen God do some incredible things throughout his ministry career. But Marty’s still expecting that his greater purpose is still to come.

 From overcoming an abusive home situation, to starting a house church with really no formal plan, to traveling around the world doing missions work, Marty’s life i...

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Your past doesn’t define you. Your pain has a purpose. Your story matters.

Those of are some of the things that Kelly Butner learned after she came to know Christ

after a traumatic childhood. Kelly felt broken, but on a mission trip to Romania a few

years ago, she felt God healing her as she publicly shared her testimony for the first

time.

Kelly discovered that she had a voice – and that her voice was powerful because God

was using it. ...

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Psalm 92 says the righteous flourish like a tree and still bear fruit in their old age. Lowell Glidden, the guest on this episode, living this verse out in his life.

 For years, Lowell has been faithfully serving God and bearing fruit, whether it was during his time in the military, in his marriage and family, or his ministry efforts. Even though he’s in his late 80s, Lowell continues to trust God and obey His calling to tell people...

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Every child needs to be loved and to know what love is. Unfortunately, JoAnn Wolfe didn’t grow up that way. Her parents were too broken themselves to give her proper love and nurture.
JoAnn’s first experience with church at the age of fifteen wasn’t positive either. After having to practically raise herself she felt like church was all about rules and “do’s” and “don’t’s”. It wasn’t until later in life JoAnn read a certain verse in ...

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Pride… Control… Not respecting the leadership…

 These are the things that led Jason Raine to walk away from God after he had a bad experience during a mission trip in high school. Looking to find his true identity Jason threw himself into building a successful career. But the same issues that caused him to leave church created a conflict at work that almost cost him his job.

 After a tough conversation with his boss and a forced leav...
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“That saved my life. I mean, me being laid off saved my life.”

 From losing her job to finding her greater purpose, Ellen Yao knows that God has been at work in her life. After immigrating from South Korea and growing up in church, surrounded by Christian friends and family, Ellen tried to find her own way and identity as a young adult. But everything she tried, from partying to climbing the corporate ladder, left her feeling empty ...

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On this episode of the Limitless Spirit podcast, you’ll hear DeAnna Moore’s story. 

In her young adulthood she struggled with mental illness, alcoholism, and the tragic consequences of the lifestyle that went along with substance abuse. Only later in life she found out that her father was not the man who raised her and that she was subject to sever abuse as an infant due to generational sins and secrets in her family.

 But it wasn’t ...

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Marijuana was his idol … Using it was his source of joy, dealing it was the source of income. He enjoyed this lifestyle until he encountered someone.

 Paul Lamendola spent 25 years using and dealing marijuana. But when  a "Christian junkie” friend brought him to church something changed in his heart. After accepting Jesus Paul didn’t know how to quite the lifestyle he has become so used to. He asked God for help. After his house...

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Is it possible to love God more after He has seemingly failed to protect you?

Katrina Griffin lived through an experience that could simply be described as “every woman’s worst nightmare.” After a man sexually assaulted her in her 20s, the police falsely accused Katrina of making it all up. Those traumatic experiences made her very angry at God in the weeks, months and years that followed.
However, today Katrina says she is more in l...

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In this last episode of Season 1 the host Helen Todd looks back at the year 2020 and shares four observations that she believes equip us for a great year 2021.

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“I can’t do this… I can’t go through with this baptism.”

 That’s what Carrie Ann Lewis told her boyfriend just days before her baptism into the Mormon church. She’d been having strange but meaningful dreams about her dad, a strong Christian who’d passed away years earlier, and that made her second guess the religious path she was on.

 From that moment on, Carrie Ann’s life was never the same. She broke up with her boyfriend and left ...

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Nate Allen grew up in a Christian home and said the sinner’s prayer when he was five years old. He went to Bible college and worked as a youth pastor. But Nate did not personally know Jesus… until he met Him in a bar.

 Nate had drifted from God after his son was born stillborn, his marriage broke up, and he began living a party lifestyle. And when Nate hit rock bottom, Jesus was right there to show him a different way. After discove...

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Grief is a natural way of confronting loss unless a person becomes stuck in it. 

 This is exactly what happened to Melinda Fazzolari when her son, Louie, died from cancer before his second birthday. For almost 25 years, Melinda’s life was deeply affected by a sorrow she could not shake. She finally settled for a life without joy or hope. But God never left Melinda and through a series of small events and encounters helped her find h...

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On the fourth episode in the “Greater Purpose” series, Sheila Ruffin shares how she began a whole new life in Christ after healing from childhood trauma.

 Even after accepting Christ as a Savior, Sheila struggled with addictions and depression for years until God led her on a journey to discover what was broken inside of her. The pain of losing her father in the Vietnam War, losing her mother to mental illness, and being molested by...

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Josepha Mbouma’s family came to the United States from Cameroon with God’s divine help. Though Josepha grew up in a Christian home, the most important thing in her life was always basketball. She had dreams of being a star athlete and achieved the impressive feat of being an NCAA Division 1 basketball player. But the highs and lows of being a college athlete led Josepha to question God and his plans for her life. And today she is t...

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