The StoryField

The StoryField

LIFE is complex. The frustrating issues never seem to stop. BUSINESS is hard. Right answers are not easily found and making progress is difficult. Living a life of FAITH can feel complicated. Your relationship with God may feel broken. You may be uninspired in your faith. It becomes lonely. It is discouraging when MOVEMENT in your life, business, or faith has stopped.Positive, encouraging, and inspiring stories seem to be hard to find. Most of the information circulating is negative. It shouldn’t be this way. Why we created this: Stop discouragement - Listen to encouraging stories of normal people dealing with the same problems. Be inspired - in life and business. Take a step forward - Ignite a spark in your faith.


September 8, 2023 76 mins

Mike Fritscher loves the feel and culture of New Orleans and REALLY Loves people. Growing up in Metairie, Louisiana, he found a love for the local culture, found he could relate to people easily and knew he was headed for ministry. He might have been about 8-10 when he knew that’s what he was going to do.

Let’s see: he played football, was FCA Co-Captain, part of student council, went to college and found the love of his life all be...

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Eric was puking up blood (from all the drug/alcohol use) for three days and laying on his bathroom floor when Jesus showed on the scene.  He was as broken as it gets.

He went on to become a high-level combat Marine and fought in the Iraq War.

Jesus showed up powerfully again to Eric during a moment of complete misery while working in the business world.

Then, a prophetic word landed Eric in seminary.

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Todd Dionne is a maverick. Not the kind from Cool Hand Luke or Tom Cruise in Top Gun. He just knows he is the most comfortable when he is truly aligned and being his authentic self. And as you’ll hear it didn’t happen overnight.

Todd ’s story takes us on a journey of finding rhythm and using the gifts God has given you no matter the stage of life or location. Sometimes the best time to do ministry is when you are separated from lead...

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Kaynon just graduated high school and is on his way to a school of ministry.

He is 17 years old but has considerable experience preaching the gospel in both English and Spanish. 

He is a bold evangelist who has helped organized a successful youth event where 14+ people were baptized.

This is now; however, he went through terrible darkness to get here.  Including being demonized; in and out of mental hospitals; drug use; and more. 


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Marc was out of control in his youth.  Heavy alcohol and drug abuse often being found passed out in front yard.  Sexually active at an early age.  Fighting all the time for the smallest offenses. Marc left home early and lived on friend’s couches.

Marc was on a path to serious destruction.

But, God had a different plan.  In a series of incredible life events, Marc received Jesus, and everything completely changed....

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Brian Carpenter and the Refuge Foundation have been fighting what he calls the “Great Lie” for years.  

As Brian explains the Great Lie -- “everyone assumes church and ministry leaders are doing ok; they are at the top of their game; they are in great shape”.   This is a complete lie – just look around.  

Leaders are not doing well.  In fact, according to a recent impact report of the Refuge Foundation, 44% of pastors seriously consi...

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Chris Beth did not even want to be standing on the porch of a partially flooded house on the banks of the Amazon River that day.  But it was the day that changed his life.

The lady who lived there just handed Chris a cup of water to drink which she scooped up from the Amazon River.  He could literally see things swimming in it.   

This is when Chris heard from God -- “Help Them”.  This was when The Bucket Ministry was really created.


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Jon Seidl is the author of Finding Rest: A Survivor’s Guide to Navigating the Valleys of Anxiety, Faith, and Life.
Immediately upon release it become a #1 Amazon bestseller in several categories.  In fact, it shot up to the #17 new release on all of Amazon and quickly became a top 100 bestseller.   The overwhelming response led to his releasing a companion workbook entitled Finding Rest: An Invitation to Go Deeper.   

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Abraham was kicked out of his house early.  Came to America illegally.  Got caught up in a life of drugs and the pain which comes with it. He came to the point of complete despair and hopelessness. 

But God had a different plan.

Join us today for an incredible story of transformation.

You will hear how good God has been to this Pastor (Yes. You heard correctly!)

Abraham is now the founder/owner of several successful businesses; has bee...

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This is being said as kind as possible -- this episode will take away some of your excuses for being slow in obeying what God is speaking to you.  You will be encouraged to take a step. Move forward.  Go for it. 

This is what Dumbi Mabiala will tell you because God loves you so much and He will provide.  Dumbi understands her God-given identity and she hears clearly from the Holy Spirit. 

In 2016, she was living i...

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Hold onto your seat!

Here is how we started this incredible interview:

“Shawn, tell us a story about a time when God gave you a prophetic word for someone that was used to change their life?” 

Shawn Bolz is a TV host; an author; media producer; and a Christian minister who has been leading conversations in the church world, entertainment industry, and the media to help inspire people around the world.


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This interview with Dirk Smith will bring you both encouragement and extreme clarity.

Over two years ago, his wife of 34 years was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig's Disease and he was so gracious to open the door to this journey.

This is not a discouraging episode though!  Dirk will encourage you with some big things: 

·      Prayer has amazing power. You can experience God’s peace through terribl...

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Bob’s company uses about 50,000 gallons of paint each year but that wasn’t always the case.  

He has learned to partner with God and use a few “rocket science” principles to grow his painting company which started out of a Volkswagen bug with surf racks to one in the top 1% of its industry in the nation handling huge projects like stadiums, hospitals, and airports.

Bob is the author of several books; has a consulting business; and ac...

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Michael’s life is a series of providential events, big bets, and risky transitions…

Today, Michael is the CFO and co-founder of – the world’s #1 app for daily prayer and faith content which has been downloaded over 12,000,000 times.

Before PRAY, Mike grew up to a normal, blue-collar family in Green Bay, WI.  

His life miraculously changed over pizza on a Wednesday evening in 2016 when he left all his clients, licenses, and ev...

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Occasionally, a person will get an experience of their lifetime. 

 It happened for Josh Allen (podcast co-host) at 10:30p on a Tuesday night when Bob Goff ended up as a passenger in his pickup

Listen in today to hear from the New York times best seller author; lawyer; the Honorary Consul to Uganda; and founder of an organization impacting children in Uganda, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations.

Bob brings a one-of-a-...

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Here is how we started our conversation with Jamie Winship:

1.    What is one of the most dangerous situations you have ever been in?

2.    Is it possible to live fearlessly?

3.    What is your identity?

You do not want to miss the answers.

Jamie Winship has decades of experience bringing peaceful solutions to some of the world’s highest conflict areas.

Jamie is the author of the book Living Fearless. He and his wife, Donna, are co-found...

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Is this a coincidence?

A 15-year girl was pregnant and scared.   

She needed advice and went to a local church to speak with a brand-new pastor. 

Pastor didn’t know what to say so he called a friend who just started a 20-person church in Los Angeles, CA.  A couple attending the new church had been trying unsuccessfully for 10 years to have children. 

The girl gave her baby boy up for adoption to the couple in Los Angeles.

Boy grew up an...

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I have an idea for you – 

You should quit your job.  Sell your house.  Sell 80% of your belongings. Then, move to another State far far away where you only know one person.  Sound good? 

Well, that’s what Chad Wallen did.  We had a chance to get some more details. You must tune in.

Chad is the founder of a non-profit called Advance Camp which is quite literally saving the lives of young men who have no father around

Advanced Camp opera...

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Ron graduated from a class of 28 people in west Texas.

Years later though – he found himself involved in helping build a company which grew from $100k in startup funds to revenues peaking at 1.7 billion (that’s right… billion) with customers in 49 states; 10 European countries; Canada; and Mexico.

You will not want to miss this great interview our good friend and soak up wisdom from a man who has been on the big rollercoaster.

You’ll ...

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Meet Chuck.  

He is a lawyer… actually, no… a minister/lead pastor…actually, no…. a spiritual director…and the director of culture and spiritual formation…

Ok – he is all of that and more.

Here is what we do know. Life is hard and can be discouraging.  Living a life of faith is very difficult.  Sometimes you just need to be renewed and refreshed – spiritually speaking… that’s where Chuck comes to the rescue. 

Please listen to this inte...

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