When Words Don't Come Easy

When Words Don't Come Easy

Welcome to When Words Don’t Come Easy, a podcast for anyone who wants real hope in a busted up world. Each week, your host Andy Howard will deliver hope, breakthrough, and practical tools to help you move forward in every area of your life!


October 31, 2023 21 mins

Have you ever wondered how struggles, trials, and tribulations can shape your life in unexpected ways? In today's episode, we explore this thought-provoking question by discussing my own personal journey of transformation. From battling depression, financial struggles, and weight issues, to losing loved ones, I unravel the darkest chapters of my life in hopes of illuminating your path.

Join me as we discover how life&...

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Join me in hearing the inspiring journey of my dear friend Amanda, a high-performance coach and entrepreneur, as she details her unique path to founding Homegrown Collective and creating the Highest Potential Planner - a tool that is revolutionizing time management and personal success tactics. 

Amanda’s compassion is revealed as she unveils her adoption story, taking you through her journey to becoming a mother. Brace you...

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Have you ever considered the spaces we retreat to when the world becomes too much? Join me today as I discuss some of the hidden corners of our minds where we often stash away our mental health battles.

We will explore the masks we wear, the distractions we employ, and the ways we deny our struggles. Although we expose the dark reality of avoidance, denial, and substance abuse as desperate attempts to escape pain, it'...

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Imagine the excitement that comes with every dance invitation you've ever received, and how that excitement carries you through the evening, enabling you not only to attend but shine at the dance. This episode is your invitation, ready to lead you to new understandings of hope, purpose, and the power of faith. You'll hear my personal story from my junior high days and an unforgettable experience at the Children's Med...

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Are you tired of navigating life's storms without a compass? Picture this: You're out at sea, the waves are crashing, and your ship is taking on water. But you're not afraid. Why? Because you've got the greatest secret weapon of all - faith in God and His word. This episode is a compass for your storm, guiding you towards faith and love. I share some of my personal experiences, discuss the timeless messages of t...

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Have you ever felt that weight of hopelessness, where darkness seems unending? I want to let you in on my story, a tale of overcoming a personal battle with depression and emerging more joyful on the other side.  As I embark on the second year of the 'When Words Don't Come Easy' podcast, join me in this special episode as I share a transformative moment that reshaped my understanding of faith, hope, and the beauty th...

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Join me as we discover the path to unwavering joy and mental well-being in this uplifting episode. I'll delve into 8 steps grounded in faith to help transform your perspective and find hope in every situation. Let's begin cultivating joy and gratitude together!

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Do you ever find yourself questioning your worth or your path in life? This week, we're diving deep into the transformative power of confidence that comes from God. We'll explore how this divine gift can be your anchor in times of doubt and your guide to mental wellness. If you're ready for a life filled with hope and purpose, you won't want to miss this episode! 

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What happens when faith meets adversity? Meet Catherine Segars, an award-winning actress, playwright, author, speaker, podcaster and a strong advocate for motherhood. This episode takes you on Catherine's impactful journey of loss, grieving, and finding redemption after the loss of her unborn child. We delve deep into Catherine's article, 'Eight Steps to Find Redemption After Loss', and uncover the challenges sh...

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Ready for some serious inspiration? Buckle up as we embark on a remarkable journey with David Tatro - a civil engineer in the military and a certified personal trainer with a unique story to tell. We discuss his fitness transformation, the importance of physical activity in fostering confidence, and how the right guidance can propel us on our fitness journey. 

David isn't just about fitness, he's also about overc...

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Ever wondered how serving in a foreign land could change your perspective on life? Join us on this episode as we share about our trip to Zambia and discuss the experiences that shifted our family's outlook and ignited a remarkable journey of love and compassion.

This week, Tiffany, myself, and our twins, Parker and Presley, share heartwarming moments that left a permanent mark on all of our hearts.  Tiffany and the tw...

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Get ready to be captivated by this story of persistence, faith, and self-discovery. I'm thrilled to introduce my guest, Ken Wilson, who despite a challenging upbringing, has transformed his trials into triumphs and now wants to inspire others with his journey.

From navigating the struggles of his childhood that included his mother's early death to coming to terms with his father's depression, Ken's jou...

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Have you ever been hit by a wave of inspiration at an event, only to have it slip away once the conference or workshop ends?  How do you stay focused and chase your dreams when the everyday reality kicks back in? 

Today, we'll explore these questions, and more, as I recount my recent conference event in Atlanta and the struggle to maintain momentum once I returned home. We'll also look at the importance of elimin...

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Have you ever felt daunted by your dreams, as though they were towering over you like an unconquerable giant? Grab your slingshot and join me as I share my journey of tackling countless obstacles along the way to conquering the giants in the path of my dreams. 

Like David facing Goliath, I recount my personal battles, including my struggle with ADD while writing a book, depression and sickness, and how I developed the cour...

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Prepare yourself as we journey through the shadows of ancient history, treading the unsettling paths of Caesarea Philippi and its worshiped deity, Pan. If possible, wait to listen to this one until the young ones aren’t around, as we dissect the twisted rituals of this region. However, this episode is not merely a look into the past but a profound exploration of transformation and hope found in Jesus!

As we are ushered to the gates ...

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Join me, Andy Howard, in a heartfelt journey that changed my life and will surely touch yours too. In this podcast, meet the extraordinary team behind Family Legacy that has been pivotal in changing the lives of kids in Zambia. They don't just provide meals; they provide safety from the dangerous world outside the school gates and a promise of hope for a better future.

Picture this: kids with radiant smiles, brimming ...

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Ever wondered what it's like to walk where Jesus walked or to personally witness how faith can unite people from different cultures? Prepare to have your curiosity sated and your faith renewed as we take you on a journey through our life-changing trip to Israel.

Today I'm joined by my friends, Annie and Trevor Balman, who embarked on this journey with us in Israel.  We went on an adventure, exploring tunnels und...

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Happy 4th of July Everyone! Today we're talking about freedom in a unique way: freedom of the mind from the enemy. 

During this episode I'm joined by the amazing Pastor Robert Kennedy.  Drawn from his own experiences and spiritual journey, Pastor Kennedy sheds light on the power of the mind and how it can shape our lives, for better or worse. 

Reflecting on Romans 8, he underscores the necessity of align...

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Have you ever wondered how therapy can transform lives, especially when it comes to mental health and faith?

Join us as we dive deep into this topic with our guest, Heidi Mortenson, a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified Daring Way facilitator.

Together, we explore the importance of therapy, the stigma around seeking counseling, and how Jesus is the ultimate therapist.

We talk through p...

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What does it take to make a marriage thrive for 20 years? Join us as we discuss the power of fighting for your marriage, even when walking away seems like the easier option.

Tiffany and I delve into the significance of focusing on ourselves and our relationship with God, as well as the impact of modeling Christ in our marriages. We also share insights on the vital role of communication, extending grace and forgiveness, an...

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