With all the unknowns surrounding the corona virus, it’s easy to let anxiety and fear take over. Listen as Rachel shares her experience of the unknowns, isolation and lost connections with family and friends. Learn how she found strength to face the unknown.
It's a phone call every parent dreads and a situation that no parent should have to go through. How do you navigate your way through the unthinkable? Listen as Annette takes us on her journey through the darkest of times.
Depression challenges us, not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually. Listen to Mark’s story, a pastor who has struggled with depression for about 20 years. How does someone with faith reconcile a God who often seems far away, especially when you feel so totally alone?
Where do you go when your dreams are shattered? How do you grieve? How do you risk dreaming again?
Listen to Deborah’s story and how she found hope to dream again.
Do you sometimes look at the people around you and think “I wish I could be like them”? It can cause us to focus on what we don’t do, and don’t have, which can make us feel lonely, even if we’re surrounded by people who love us. Listen to John Henderson talk about loneliness, and that it’s cure, lies outside ourselves.
“I think that all of us move into and out of loneliness. Some people tragically find themselves all alone. None of us were meant for that.” Loneliness isn’t a feeling restricted to people who are single. It can affect anyone. Listen as James Winderlich talks about how we can feel alone and unconnected, even when we’re surrounded by people. But there is hope to feeling connected again.
How would you cope if you suddenly lost both your legs? What changes would it bring to your life and relationships? Listen as Dean talks about his near death encounter with the flesh eating infection Necrotizing Fasciitis and what gave him hope to face the future without his legs?
“I generally feel like I am actually a really good person. Why am I not good enough for my parents to love me?” Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough? The messages we receive as children have a huge impact on the way we see ourselves, and that can stay with us throughout our life. Listen as we talk with Sarah about the challenges she’s faced to feel truly loved and accepted.
Have you ever felt guilty? Perhaps you’ve done something that you regret and you can’t get it out of your head. “Once you’re in a cycle of guilt it affects every part of your life. Before you know it you’ve created a monster!” Listen as Richard Mau talks about guilt, and a way to escape it’s negative power over us. It’s not easy to get over guilt, but there is hope.
Have you ever experienced tears of joy and sadness at the same time? Maybe it’s the milestones as you children grow up and become more independent, or the wake after a funeral where you share the good times – even as you still feel the deep loss. How do you make sense of that – and keep moving forward. Listen as David Altus has encouragement for those times we feel lost in grief