The Nothing Is Wasted Podcast
Episode 186 - Angie Smith

Episode 186 - Angie Smith

September 16, 2021

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.

Episode 185 - Dr. William Cooke

Episode 185 - Dr. William Cooke

September 9, 2021

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.

Episode 184 - Amy Ford

Episode 184 - Amy Ford

September 2, 2021

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.

Episode 183 - Michelle Donnelly

Episode 183 - Michelle Donnelly

August 26, 2021

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.

Episode 182 - Kait Warman

Episode 182 - Kait Warman

August 19, 2021

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.

Episode 181 - Brooke Talley

Episode 181 - Brooke Talley

August 12, 2021

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.

Episode 180 - Christopher Yuan

Episode 180 - Christopher Yuan

August 5, 2021

SINGLENESS SERIES PART ONE

 

If you had told the Christopher Yuan of years ago what his life would look like today, he probably wouldn’t believe you. As a promiscuous gay man who made his living selling drugs, Christopher’s life didn’t look anything like it does now. But an arrest, a prison sentence, and an HIV diagnosis turned out to be the things that would change Christophers life forever. Now, Christopher spends his days sharing the message of the gospel. To kick off our series on singleness, Christopher sits down with Davey to share some of his powerful story and how he’s learned to find his identity solely in Christ.

Episode 179 - Michelle Moore

Episode 179 - Michelle Moore

July 29, 2021

When we experience something traumatic, it affects far more than we often realize. We often carry our worst moments with us in both our minds and our bodies. Take Michelle Moore for example. Michelle spent much of her life carrying the trauma of watching her mother die at a young age. Entering motherhood herself caused Michelle to experience the trauma at a whole new level, but it seemed like Michelle’s worries were coming true as medical issues threatened both her life and that of her child at the same time. But through it all, Michelle learned to find God in the midst of pain, and from there to find healing from trauma both new and old. Michelle sits down with Davey to share some of her story and how she’s turned it into her purpose to help other mothers who face the same challenges they did.

Episode 178 - Kurt Willems

Episode 178 - Kurt Willems

July 22, 2021

Where is God in our worst moments? For those of us who have experienced some event that caused immense pain, it can be nearly impossible to see how God was present in that moment. After all, if he was there, wouldn’t he have saved us? Kurt Willems wrestled with this question as he spent his life struggling to heal from abuse he experienced as a child. Now, Kurt spends his life teaching others the things he learned in his own healing journey, and helping people to answer that question in their own stories. Kurt sits down with Davey to share some of his story and the things he’s learned about the presence of God in the midst of our sufferings.

BONUS - Pain to Purpose 42-Day Devotional Clip4

BONUS - Pain to Purpose 42-Day Devotional Clip4

July 19, 2021

When we're going through a painful season, one thing that can help immensely is spending a little time every day with God's word and with the wisdom of someone who's been there before. That's why we created the Pain to Purpose 42-Day Devotional. Davey has written the daily devotional entries that he wished he had when he faced the tragic loss of his wife Amanda. We hope that this can be a resource to bring you healing in your own pain, and one that you can pass along to friends when you know they need it.

 

In the weeks leading up to the devotional's launch, we'll be posting one selection from the audiobook of this devotional every Monday. To find out more, visit paintopurposedevo.com. If you pre-order the devotional at that site before its release on July 22nd, you'll not only get the book on your doorstep on its release day, but you'll also get several pre-order exclusive bonuses, including this entire audiobook for free. So if you like what you hear, visit paintopurposedevo.com today to pre-order and hear the rest on July 22nd.

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