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Encouraging the Power, Hope, and Purpose of Christ in Everyday Life

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Encouraging the Power, Hope, and Purpose of Christ in Everyday Life




Ep62. The Mini Mind and The Mind with Kelly Balarie

Coffee Talk Topic: The Mini-Mind and The Mind The heart tells the mind what to do. In other words, our hearts direct our minds. This episode’s coffee talk topic explores the mini-mind vs the mind in a powerful interview with Kelly Ballarie. Host Brandee Nielsen admits “during the summer of 2018, I took a 10-week break from publishing episodes but continued to conduct interviews. I recorded Kelly’s when I was questioning if what I’m doing by interviewing people who convey God’s messages...


Ep61. Fighting Fear with Fact with Robin Bertram

Coffee Talk Topic: Fighting Fear with Fact Have you ever thought that someone didn’t like you simply because they didn’t respond when you expected? Maybe they didn’t return a smile toward you while walking by. When this happens, do you internalize the worst possible scenarios and put yourself down or wallow in self-pity? Do you create reasons to believe this person is not a good person? Even worse, do you gossip about this person and sabotage any potential relationship all because you think...


Ep60. They're Your Kids with Sam Sorbo

Coffee Talk Topic: They’re Your Kids Your kids are just that, your kids! You get the sole privilege and obligation to decide and direct their course in life, above any institution. Today we're joined by one of the most enthusiastic and outspoken warriors for Christ we’ve had the honor to host, in Mrs. Sam Sorbo! Sam returns to Christian Coffee Talk to share about her book, They're Your Kids. An inspirational journey from Self-Doubter to Home-School Advocate. Host Brandee Nielsen says “Sam...


Ep59. Open Door Living with Jen Schmidt

Coffee Talk Topic: Open Door Living Open Door Living means to live in a posture of Hospitality as an act of service, to glorify God everywhere you are. Host Brandee Nielsen says: “In Romans 12:13 Paul teaches us to “always be eager to practice hospitality. The definition of the word hospitality means the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. I bet the first thing that comes to mind is about hosting guests in your home. This is one way to do it,...


Ep58. Sex By God's Design with Mary Whitman Ortiz

Coffee Talk Topic: Sex By God’s Design This episode is all about sex. Yikes! Did I just write that? Well yes, in a Godly sense within marriages that is. We’ll dive deep into why women may experience intimacy blocks in their marriage, and how she can break them! Host Brandee Nielsen says, “let’s be real, we are not all having healthy sexual relationships with our husbands as God intended for us to enjoy. On the contrary, there are many women who loathe even the thought of it.” Let’s find out...


Ep57. A Trophy of God's Grace with Mona Giordano

Coffee Talk Topic: A Trophy of God’s Grace This episode covers Ephesians 2:1-10 and what it means to be a trophy of God’s grace. Host Brandee Nielsen says “Ephesians 2 teaches us a powerful truth about who we are in Christ. We learn that through Christ’s victory over sin and death, we are beholden as a trophy of God’s grace. We are created with good works prepared in advance for us to do, and to serve as His image bearer.” Featured Guest: Mona Giordano Mona Giordano is one special lady who...


Ep56. Crushing Comparison with Nicki Koziarz

Coffee Talk Topic: Crushing Comparison Today’s coffee talk topic encourages us to stop comparing ourselves to others! Host Brandee Nielsen says “pop-culture continually reminds us that we are not good enough if we don’t look like this or don't have that, etc. Comparison is one of the enemy's most suitable platforms for wielding his campaign against us. Comparing ourselves to others can impact our emotional health and sense of self-confidence in alarming ways. And there is a spiritual impact...


Ep55. Finding Rest with Shaunti Feldhan

Coffee Talk Topic: Finding Rest This show’s coffee talk topic encourages us to find rest for our “souls” in a way that I'm sure is not commonly understood when we think of resting, and what Jesus was really saying when He told us to come to Him to find rest for our souls. Featured Guests: Shaunti Feldhan We’re joined by Shaunti Feldhan, who’s a best-selling author, and a groundbreaking social researcher with a master’s degree from Harvard University, to talk about her new book and first...


Ep54. The Rescuing Power of Jesus Christ with Cori Salchert, Sarah Malanowski, Ivory Granger

Coffee Talk Topic: The Rescuing Power of Jesus Christ This show highlights The Rescuing Power of Jesus Christ in two separate interviews. The dialogue details some of the world’s darkest and most painful circumstances; Hospice Care for babies, and, Freedom for those impacted by sex abuse. You'll want to be prepared with tissue and coffee in hand! Featured Guests: Cori Salchert, Sarah Malanowski, and Ivory Granger. Our first guest is Cori Salchert. Cori calls her home a “house of hope” for...


Ep53. Staying Connected to God in a Distracted Culture with Kathleen Cooke

Coffee Talk Topic: Staying Connected to God in a Distracting Culture Staying connected to God requires practice in our digital age. The Bible is a number one bestseller, yet so few read it. Did you read the Bible today? Did you read anything in the Bible at all this week? What distracts you from reading the Bible four or more times per week? This episode covers many of them! As well as a Study called Scientific Evidence for the Power of 4, which revealed statistics that if you do, it will...


Ep52. Loving You Where You Are At with Christa Hernandez

Coffee Talk Topic: Loving You Where You Are At Loving you where you are at even if where you’re at is the darkest place on earth. This episode continues our campaign to help stop human trafficking by hosting expert guests with boots on the ground experience, to give listeners relevant and actionable information about what you can do to get in the fight and make a difference. Featured Guest: Christa Hernandez Christa Hernandez is a sex trafficking survivor and the founder of “Loving You Where...


Ep51. Being the Change with Missy Robertson and Kimberly Howey

Coffee Talk Topic: Being The Change This episode inspires being the change we wish to see in our children’s lives as adults. Host Brandee Nielsen says “I think we use this phrase rather loosely. I believe that if we want our children’s lives to be better as adults, then our committment as parents to be like Christ will achieve the change we wish to see in them.” We’ll absorb this topic in two powerful interviews with two changemakers who share perspective altering views from their own life...


Ep50. Fight for Life with Terri Conn and Austin Peck

Coffee Talk Topic: Fight for Life with Terri Conn and Austin Peck Fight for Life. Our 50th episode honors the 54 million+ children who lost their lives due to the act of abortion. Host Brandee Nielsen says: "In 1973, Roe v. Wade was based on the rape argument claimed by Norma McCorvey. Norma was the plaintiff Jane Roe, who claimed gang-rape as the reason she needed an abortion. Years later, Norma McCorvey admitted that the rape story was a lie. Fabricated to garner sympathy for the...


Ep49. Counter Culture with Tina Griffin and LOVECOLLIDE

Coffee Talk Topic: Living a Counter Culture Life This episode encourages Christians to live in opposition to pop-culture and provides tips to raise our children counter-culturally. Do you want your family to live a more Godly, enthusiastic life for Christ? Then grab yourself a cup-of-joe, sit back and be encouraged to break out of the box of basic! Featured Guests: Tina Griffin and LoveCollide First up is the exuberant Tina Griffin, who shares eye-opening details and offers plans for how you...


Ep48. Kevin Sorbo and Sam Sorbo

Coffee Talk Topics: Standing Against Racism and Standing Firm in Our Faith This episode dives deep into our responsibility as Christians to put an end to racism by adopting a no-tolerance policy in our hearts, homes, neighborhoods, schools, workplace, churches, and everywhere. Host Brandee Nielsen says “I’ve been so impressed by what the #metoo movement has done to hold people accountable for committing sexual harassment against women in the workplace. It gives me hope in knowing that when...


Ep47. Kayla Aimee and Dr. Gordon Wilson

Coffee Talk Topics: Abiding Confidence, and, Seeing Nature through God’s Eyes! On Episode #47 we’re joined by two special guests with powerful messages that will alter your perspectives about insecurity, and, the animal kingdom as seen through God’s eyes. First, author Kayla Aimee, shares about her new book, In Bloom. Trading Restless Insecurity for Abiding Confidence. Kayla digs deep on the show revealing truths about herself that lie within every woman, and how to stop measuring ourselves...


Ep46. Defeating Survival Sex with Amanda Corbin and Laura Hamilton

Coffee Talk Topic: Defeating Survival Sex | Human Trafficking This special 1-hour episode continues our campaign to Stop Human Trafficking, and draws out raw truth including controversial topics such as Survival Sex, and young male-sex-trafficking victims who identify as female. Brandee Nielsen says "there's a common theme in these two powerful interviews. If parents want to get in this fight and make a difference, start in the home!" Featured Guests: Amanda Corbin, and Laura Hamilton First,...


Ep45. The Healing Place with Sharon Tubbs

Coffee Talk Topic: The Healing Place This episode discusses Healing in the context of emotional matters, and why it’s important to move forward in God’s plan. Featured guest, author, and speaker Sharon Tubbs shares a mountain of nuggets in her new book, The Healing Place. A companion novel to her popular release, Living In The Pink! Brandee says “we all know that healing is necessary in order to get well. Like when we’ve been stricken by an illness such as a cold, or suffering an injury....


Ep44. Identity Christ-Is with Alexis Slifer

Coffee Talk Topic: Identity Christ-Is over Identity Crisis This episode addresses identity, and the fact that we're not defined by what’s happened in our past. Even if what happened in our past was all good! Host Brandee Nielsen says "We often hear those infamous quotes "our past does not define us," or "what’s happened to us does not define us." Both of these quotes are true. Bad things from our past or happening in our present do not define us. In Christ we learn that we’re not defined by...


Ep43. I Can Only Imagine with Andy Erwin

Coffee Talk Topic: I Can Only Imagine This episode discusses the riveting backstory of the iconic hit song “I Can Only Imagine.” Bart Millard of the band MercyMe wrote the song for his abusive father after he passed away. Played by Dennis Quaid in the movie, Bart’s dad was redeemed through Christ later in life. Bart said, “my dad went from being a monster to the guy I wanted to be like when I grew up.” Host Brandee Nielsen says “this movie is for anyone who has experienced a challenging...