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Grateful & Co. with Caroline Ferguson

12/9/2018
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This episode is about suicide, how it directly impacted the life of my friend Caroline Ferguson and how she's fighting back against it with not just her heart but with her business Grateful & Co.. We need to do all we can to shed light on this subject and I cannot thank my friend enough for her courage to have a conversation. To all who are suffering and continue to struggle as well as those, like Caroline, who have been impacted by suicide we love you and stand next to you. This is the...

Duration:01:34:24

Lights, Camera, Offended with Chris Staron

12/3/2018
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Chris Staron is a filmmaker, podcaster and writer whose credits include working in Hollywood on well-known projects. After a time he found himself focused and dedicated to presenting his own content with the primary purpose of touching your soul regardless of the financial implications. He has made two movies, with his twin brother, which are Bringing Up Bobby and Between The Walls. He also hosts The Truce Podcast. Join us as we have a perspective about the other side of the media we...

Duration:01:14:17

Take a Hike with Rudy Giecek

11/26/2018
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I met Rudy Giecek through the Mixed Mental Arts Podcast group. He has a successful podcast of his own, The Cascade Hiker Podcast centered around the old tried and true outdoor activity of hiking. His story is one of humility and self-awareness as he may have grown up hiking but it wasn't until later in life that he rekindled and discovered his love for trekking through the woods. However, he's much more than a hiker and podcaster but a man dedicated to his faith, his family and...

Duration:00:57:04

This Is America with Isaiah Gooley

11/19/2018
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Our first episode featuring Jim Sanders was about race. During our conversation, he mentioned a seminal book The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and I felt motivated to read it. After I did I reached out to my friend Isaiah Gooley from the Mixed Mental Arts community to see if he would like to discuss the book itself. The book is an extremely important piece of literature in regards to understanding American Culture. This is our conversation about it. Love in action is listening to...

Duration:01:26:35

Stereotyped Part 2 with Liam Breunle

11/12/2018
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I found it impossible to pack in even one conversation with Liam Breunle into a single episode so here is the second half of our conversation. Stereotyping others is a flaw we all suffer from both from others and from our own hand. Liam is scientific evidence that fighting stereotypes are worth the effort. I reached out to him after he started following the podcast on from his Instagram account and encourage everyone to follow his burgeoning career! Love in action is listening to...

Duration:00:52:56

Stereotyped Part 1 with Liam Breunle

11/5/2018
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It seems to be in our very nature to stereotype others for a variety of reasons. How does this stack up when a person is the embodiment of a stereotype but it isn't accurate? How do we deal with the shattering of these images? What does it tell us about ourselves. Liam Breunle started following the podcast on from his Instagram account. When I realized it wasn't a random travel blog or hair product account farming for followers I took a look around his profile. Former WWE wrestler. Stand Up...

Duration:01:04:56

Yeti isn't just a Cup with Tony Merkel

10/30/2018
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Is Bigfoot real? Are the stories around supernatural experiences and entities simply the delusions of people? Can you be a Christian and believe in these modern-day stories that defy “nature”? I met Tony Merkel at the end of 2017 when I started this podcast and while it took a while to get him on the show it was worth the wait! He hosts the extremely popular podcast The Confessionals which is a series of interviews with people who have experienced the paranormal, supernatural and anything...

Duration:01:18:52

The Fermentation of Life with Trenton Kaminski

10/22/2018
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What in the world is Kombucha? How does someone go from never having heard of kombucha to starting his own company selling it? I met Trenton Kaminski when I bought a bottle of kombucha at his shop in Richmond, TX. After a few conversations around his product and a bunch of other stuff I invited him to come onto the podcast. Trenton is not satisfied with just buying a product or idea. He is compelled to dive into the marrow of things and get to the essence of what makes something work. Love...

Duration:02:02:48

The Gift of Life with Amy-Gray Cunningham

10/8/2018
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What would compel someone to donate one of their kidney's to a complete stranger? What are the truths and myths about being a living donor? I was introduced to Amy Gray-Cunningham through my friend Anastasia Lipske from Access Speakers. Amy is a living kidney donor and felt a direct calling from above to give one of her kidney's to a total stranger. Join us as we talk about her journey and find out that despite the extraordinary act Amy, and anyone else who can donate a kidney, is just like...

Duration:01:06:07

A Cup of Joe with Bryan Hibbard

10/1/2018
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How far out should your pinky go when drinking fine coffee? What's the difference between a French Press and French Vanilla? What's the magic behind sharing a cup of coffee with someone? Bryan Hibbard and I met at his new coffee shop Fort Bend Coffee Roasters and I invited him to the table based on his knowledge and passion for all things coffee. Like so many people he started his shop after a lifetime of experiencing the intimate benefits of sharing coffee with friends and family coupled...

Duration:01:09:35

When A Warrior Atheist Prays with Jerry Dugan

9/24/2018
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What would motivate an atheist to pray? Is "everything fair" in war? Is there room for compassion and grace in a combat zone? Jerry Dugan and I connected through Facebook and I was invited to be on his podcast Beyond the Rut that he hosts with Brandon Cunningham. I was struck by the humility and presence of both gentlemen. I invited Jerry to come to the table but had a vague idea of why outside of a tug at my heart. This is by far one of the most revealing and amazing conversations I've...

Duration:01:22:22

Clarity with Ramahn Henderson

9/17/2018
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What introspection is required to find clarity? How do we do this with real world issues and challenges? What role does "being relation" play in this process? I met Ramahn Henderson through Facebook and a simple post (picture below) about humility, understand and health prompted me to reach out to have a conversation. He draws upon a perspective that is constantly being redefined couple with a thirst for improving himself. And the best part is he wants to bring as many people along as he...

Duration:00:57:04

It's Not About You with Sarah Beckman

9/10/2018
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What do you do when your friend's son commit's suicide? How do you come alongside someone just found out they have cancer? What do you do or say in the shadow of tragedy? Sarah Beckman drew on her experiences as both the eager friend and the sufferer to write her book Alongside. Ironically, one of the biggest take aways is understanding that it is not about you. You can help but you can also cause more harm than good. Her book is not just a testament but a guide with real time practical...

Duration:00:55:11

The Road Less Traveled with Chris & Joi Copeland

9/3/2018
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What makes Ireland a Christian Mission field? What does it mean to be a long term missionary? What motivates a husband and wife to pack up their family and live in another country for the rest of their lives? I sit down with Chris & Joi Copeland to talk about being called by God to move their family and their lives to Ireland. Four and half years later they are still preparing to make the move to Galway, Ireland, but they are more motivated now than they ever have been. Ireland may seem...

Duration:01:15:29

Faith in Finance with Alexander Lowry

8/28/2018
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Alexander Lowry felt a twinge of motivation after seeing years of financial scandals and poor ethical choices. Instead of sitting on the sidelines and talking about it with his peers he created Gordon College's Master of Science in Financial Analysis degree program to provide not only a hyper-focused Graduate level education but to infuse Christian standards and ethics into those who take the course. Here's a link to a great video where Alexander talks about numerous currencies used by...

Duration:01:19:48

The Art of Business with David Hannahs

8/20/2018
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Like most entrepreneurs David Hannahs got his start at an early age as a result of recognizing an opportunity, no fear in working hard and the value of providing a service. Most of the time we think being an entrepreneur ends in billions of dollars earned and being a household name. David is like most business owners in that you've probably never heard his name. However, he got to where he is using the same grit, determination and savvy as everyone else. Here's a link to his company, Webb...

Duration:01:37:35

Across the Pond with Aidan Coughlan

8/13/2018
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You could describe Aidan Coughlan as many things I am not such as liberal, vegan or atheist. After spending the last six months getting to know him personally and listening to his podcast The Aidan Project I'm simply proud to call him friend. I set out on this journey of conversation with people of all kinds of temperament hoping to help shed light for others. In this case, as have all of my conversations, I see the light shining with my own eyes as well. In the episode he mentions his...

Duration:02:05:57

Kindred Spirit with Tony Vasinda

8/6/2018
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I felt a kinship to Tony Vasinda when he reached out to me and I listened to an episode of his The Threshold Podcast. A man of faith and fellow Christian he was using the podcast medium to have conversations with atheists, former believers and the like to simple listen to their story and be Christ to them. I knew my motivation and I asked him to come to the table so I could learn about his. In the episode he mentions his Brandstanding Game which you can find a link to the Facebook Group...

Duration:02:23:24

Letting Go with Sam Morse

7/23/2018
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Sam Morse got to a point where he had to make a decision about his faith. A childhood of attending church coupled with the science based rationale of his adulthood did not mix. He went a step further and made his personal journey public so others would not feel alone in their struggle through his Podcast Out of Eden. Sam talks to us about his continued journey around science and faith. Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. You can find different mediums to find, listen...

Duration:01:56:52

A.W.E.S.O.M.E. with Wade Lightheart

7/16/2018
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Wade Lightheart has drawn deeply from the marrow of life. Tragic family loss, the false positives of peak physical fitness, understanding health and defining purpose from a near death experience are a few things he has seen. He has decided to take all that he has learned, been exposed to, understood and felt to teach and provide for people an answer on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Whether it's through The A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Health Podcast, his website Bioptimizers or books he has published...

Duration:02:27:34