The Nothing Is Wasted Podcast
Episode 124 - Steve and Erin Ullmer pt. 1

Episode 124 - Steve and Erin Ullmer pt. 1

August 6, 2020

Before Erin Ullmer had met her husband Steve, before her new life and new family, there was the moment on the bridge. The moment where everything changed. A peaceful day walking in the park for Erin, her husband John, and their kids turned into a life-defining moment when Erin lost her husband, her daughter, and very nearly her life in a random act of violence. In this first part of their conversation with Davey, Erin and Steve share the beginning of her story and how God met her in a place of unimaginable pain.

 

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Episode 123 - Cory and Michelle Joy

Episode 123 - Cory and Michelle Joy

July 30, 2020

ADDICTION SERIES PART FOUR

 

Cory and Michelle Joy knew their oldest son Caleb had some struggles. They’d caught him in smaller things like drinking and smoking weed, but it was all too easy to dismiss this as childish foolishness. Surely he’d grow up and move past these things, right? By the time they realized the extent of the grip that addiction had on Caleb’s life, it was too late. Despite their best efforts to support him, Caleb’s addiction would eventually claim his life. Still fresh in their grief, Cory and Michelle sit down with Davey to finish off the addiction series by discussing what they’ve learned by walking through this painful valley and how they’re doing everything possible to keep others from going down the same path Caleb did.

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Episode 122 - Allen Cothran

Episode 122 - Allen Cothran

July 23, 2020

ADDICTION SERIES PART THREE

 

Even as a child, Allen Cothran could tell his experience with drugs wasn’t like everyone else’s when he was quite literally intoxicated with the feeling he got from simple cold medicine. As an adult, Allen found himself pulled into using pills to medicate away emotional pain, and the problem only grew from there. Stuck in the tension between his family and ministry and an uncontrollable addiction, it wasn’t until after a near-fatal overdose that Allen woke up to the struggle he was in. Allen sits down with Davey to share how he got clean and now helps others do the same in this continuation of our series on addiction.

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Episode 121 - Stephen Arterburn

Episode 121 - Stephen Arterburn

July 16, 2020

ADDICTION SERIES PART TWO

Before he was the bestselling author of Every Man’s Battle and many other books, before the radio show and the successful ministry, Stephen Arterburn was an addict. When he was exposed to pornography at an early age, Stephen’s mindset was set down a dark path that would shape his life for years to come. Stephen’s journey from a sex addict to someone who’s ministered to thousands around the world is kind of story only God can write. Stephen sits down with Davey to continue our addiction series by talking about his story and the things he’s learned along the way.

 

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Episode 120 - Seth Haines

Episode 120 - Seth Haines

July 9, 2020

ADDICTION SERIES PART ONE

 

Seth Haines looked like he had it all together. As a lawyer and a writer, no one would have suspected that he had a problem. Sure he drank pretty regularly, but who doesn’t? It didn’t seem to be affecting his home life or his career. He’d never gotten a DUI, never been abusive, never seen alcohol hurt his work. On the outside, it looked like Seth had it all under control, but on the inside he knew he had a problem. Drinking had become his escape from the world, and before he knew it he couldn’t get by without that escape. To kick off our addiction series, Seth shares some of his story with Davey about how he realized he had a problem and what he’s learned about himself and God in coming clean.

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Episode 119 - Esther Fleece Allen

Episode 119 - Esther Fleece Allen

July 2, 2020

Esther Fleece Allen’s childhood wasn’t easy. Having dealt with an abusive father and being abandoned by her mother before age 13, Esther went through more hardship as a child than many of us may hope to face in our lives. Her trials didn’t stop there though. When the now-adult Esther’s father showed up at her home after years of absence and began stalking her, it became clear that her trauma would not be confined to just childhood. Esther sits down with Davey to share some of her story and what she’s learned about what it means to be “saved” by God.

 

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Episode 118 - Dr. Lee Warren

Episode 118 - Dr. Lee Warren

June 25, 2020

As a successful neurosurgeon, Dr. Lee Warren was no stranger to hopelessness. He often had the unenviable job of telling patients that their prognosis wasn’t good. Day in and day out, Lee lived in this tension. He believed in a God who brought hope, but he so frequently saw people who’s situation was hopeless. But this went from theoretical to physical for Lee when his son was found dead in his home. Lee found himself wrestling with God from a whole new angle as he was forced to confront the question “How do we hold onto hope when everything is hopeless?” Lee sits down with Davey to talk about his latest book I’ve Seen the End of You and how he’s learned that God brings hope to the most hopeless of situations.

Episode 117 - Matt Hammitt

Episode 117 - Matt Hammitt

June 18, 2020

Matt Hammitt had what looked like the perfect Christian life. As the lead singer of the successful Christian rock band Sanctus Real and with a wife and kids at home, it seemed like he had found his purpose in life. But just as Sanctus Real’s biggest hit song was rocketing up the charts, Matt and his wife Sarah got news that their unborn son had a rare, life-threatening heart defect. As their young son went through surgeries and treatments, Matt began to feel like God was calling him away from his thriving career in music to live out a greater calling as a husband and father. Matt sits down with Davey to share his story of his son’s medical struggles, walking away from the band, and finding a new calling he never would have expected.

Episode 116 - Nothing Is Wasted’s Third Birthday

Episode 116 - Nothing Is Wasted’s Third Birthday

June 11, 2020

Three years ago last week, the Nothing Is Wasted Podcast was launched. Since then, we’ve seen more people find hope and healing than we could have ever imagined, and we are so thankful to all of you in our community for listening and sharing what God is doing in your lives through this ministry. One of the questions we get most often is “How did Nothing Is Wasted start?” So for our third birthday celebration, with thought it would be a good idea to turn things around a little bit. Davey sat down with our new co-host Aubrey Sampson to share his story of pain, loss, and healing, and how it led him to found Nothing Is Wasted Ministries.

RE-RELEASE Episode 33 - Miles McPherson

RE-RELEASE Episode 33 - Miles McPherson

June 4, 2020

On the last episode of this podcast, we promised a special episode this week to celebrate three years of the Nothing Is Wasted Podcast. The world seemed different when we made those plans. In light of the killing of George Floyd last week and the civil unrest that has permeated our country over the last several days, we felt like that wasn’t the message that our community needed right now. Perhaps more importantly, we felt like we are not the first voices that you should be listening to in this moment.

Miles McPherson grew up as a black kid in a segregated world. Living in a black neighborhood and attending a white school, he was no stranger to racism even as a child. But as a young Miles found his calling on a football field, he also began to see what living united in a diverse environment looked like. Now, as a pastor, speaker, and author, Miles has made it his mission to spread the message that in a world that tries to force a choice of “us vs. them,” God offers us a third option.

It has perhaps not been clearer in any of our lifetimes that we need racial reconciliation. Racism is a disease that has been tearing this country apart for longer than any of us can remember, and we are seeing its effects on our streets today. In light of this, we wanted to re-broadcast Davey’s conversation with Miles McPherson from episode 33 of the podcast, originally recorded in September of 2018. We’ll still celebrate the podcast’s third birthday, just at a little later date. In the meantime, listen to this powerful conversation with Miles McPherson.