Many of us would love nothing more than to forget the worst things that have happened to us. We want to keep them secret, to pretend that if we don’t talk or even think about them then maybe they didn’t ever really happen. We try to replace redemption with forgetfulness, and end up carrying pain that goes unhealed for far too long as a result. This was Kelly Olson’s story when she experienced a sexual assault as a freshman in college. Kelly kept her pain quiet for years, until one day she learned firsthand the power of a shared story. Now Kelly makes it her mission to help others experience the same kind of healing that she did. Kelly sits down with Davey to share her story and what she’s learned about the true meaning of redemption along the journey.
Crystal Paine is known to many as “The Money Saving Mom.” With a new book out on parenting, she has a reputation as a person with a lot of wisdom to share on parenting, finances, and more. But Crystal’s wisdom didn’t come easy. When she went through a rough season with one of her children, Crystal learned all over again what it truly means to be a parent, and at the same time how deeply we are each loved by God. Crystal sits down with Davey to share some of this story and the wisdom she’s gleaned along the way.
Ryan Atkins started college like many others, full of plans, ambitions, and hopes for what he thought a successful life would look like. But all of that changed in an instant when an accident left Ryan paralyzed from the neck down. Finding himself thrust into what seemed like a hopeful situation, Ryan learned what faith truly means and found a deeper hope beyond this life. Ryan joins Davey to share some of his incredible story and what he’s learned from this journey.
We often expect pastors to have it all put together, to be the one’s who’s lives are so in order that they can help others with their own. Just a few years ago, Ken Baugh was just one such pastor. But when a season of burnout found Ken without a job and questioning his ministry, it was only then that he found his true purpose in understanding God’s work in our minds on a whole new level. Ken sits down with Davey to share about his journey and how he’s using what he’s learned to help countless others.
As someone with a very large, very prominent ministry, Angie Smith is the kind of person you would expect to “have it all together.” Through speaking, books, Bible studies, and more, Angie has helped thousands of people in their walks with Christ. But her platform didn’t come easy. Angie walked through some incredible seasons of pain, including the loss fo a newborn child, that redefined her relationship with God. When pain inevitably gave way to seasons of doubt, Angie found herself seeing God in a new way, and in doing so learned more about each of our relationships with God and the seasons of pain and doubt that we all walk through. Angie sits down with Davey to share some of her story and how she’s using the lessons she’s learned in dark seasons to help countless other people.
In 2015, the small rural town of Austin, Indiana became the epicenter of the worst drug-fueled HIV outbreak in US history. As the only doctor in Austin, Dr. William Cooke saw firsthand the extreme poverty and toxic conditions that exist in small pockets of America, out of sight and out of mind for the more fortunate. But in the middle of these horrific conditions, William was able to become the hands and feet of Jesus in a tangible way to those who needed it most. William sits down with Davey to share some of how he found purpose in walking with people through life’s toughest trials and working to repair the broken systems at the root of this pain.
When Amy Ford found herself pregnant outside of marriage at only 19 years old, she did what far too many women do — she went to have an abortion. But fortunately for Amy, God intervened in her story. A panic attack at the abortion clinic saved her unborn son and kept her from making a terrible mistake. Now, Amy has made it her mission to help women who are considering abortion and those who have already gone through with it. Amy sits down with Davey to share some of her story and how God has turned her worst decisions into newfound purpose.
SINGLENESS SERIES PART FOUR
Michelle Donnelly found herself in an impossible situation. Married to her high school sweetheart with three young children, Michelle was stuck in a highly toxic relationship and didn’t see where else to go. When the marriage finally ended, Michelle was left in a new uncomfortable season: being a Christian single mom. The church often doesn’t know how to handle single parents, and Michelle suddenly found herself dealing with faith, parenting, dating, and more challenges all while in this new season of being single. To wrap up our Singleness Series, Michelle sits down with Davey to share her story and how she’s turned her pain around into a newfound purpose to help moms just like her.
SINGLENESS SERIES PART THREE
Kait Warman is one of the preeminent voices on Christian dating, but that role hasn’t come easy. Kait’s wisdom on the topic is borne out of a long story of abuse, unhealthy relationships, and identity crises. Kait spent years seeking validation from men in all the wrong ways, but she never could quite find what she was looking for. That is, until she leaned into God and let him teach her who she was in Christ. To continue our Singleness Series, Kait sits down with Davey to share some of her story and the wisdom she’s learned from it for anyone whether they’re single, dating, married, or anywhere in between.
SINGLENESS SERIES PART TWO
Brooke Talley would never have imagined being in a “singleness series” of a podcast. After all, she’d married her college sweetheart and started a family — the picture-perfect modern love story. What did singleness have to do with her? But all that changed in a moment, when Brooke lost her husband to suicide. Now in addition to unimaginable grief, Brooke was faced with a daunting prospect that she never expected: a new season of singleness. To continue our Singleness Series, Brooke sits down with Davey to talk about her story and how this season has led her both to newfound purpose and a deeper knowledge of God.