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The Unfolding

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God is writing a great big story and you have a standing invitation to be a part of it. Every week, host Meridith Foster sits down with a guest to share their chapter in God’s Unfolding story.

God is writing a great big story and you have a standing invitation to be a part of it. Every week, host Meridith Foster sits down with a guest to share their chapter in God’s Unfolding story.


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God is writing a great big story and you have a standing invitation to be a part of it. Every week, host Meridith Foster sits down with a guest to share their chapter in God’s Unfolding story.






Page 62: Brant Hansen

Brant Hansen’s early years seemed perfectly designed to create a skeptic. Growing up in church, he was exposed to some hard things. He learned that what is presented from a platform is not always genuine. How does an analytical, question-asking skeptic come to a place where he is willing to cash everything in to follow Jesus?


Page 61: Tammy Trent

It’s easy to trust the hand of God when your life is going well. It’s another thing to trust Him when everything is shaken to the core. When Tammy Trent’s husband died unexpectedly, she was forced to choose – Was she going to run toward God, or away? Whether your grief is fresh or decades old, Tammy’s story and what she’s learned on the journey with grief will encourage you.


From the Archive: Page 28: Laura Story

What happens when a detour in life turns into a permanent, unwelcome journey? When Laura Story's husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor, they prayed for healing and a return to their hopes and dreams. But God's vision for their life was a different plan, including finding unexpected joy in surrender.


From the Archive: Page 2: Steven Curtis Chapman

From a very early age, Steven Curtis Chapman felt compelled to fix what was broken- to keep the peace, avoid conflict and make people happy. So what do you do when your family’s heartache is so deep, it can’t be fixed this side of heaven?


Page 60: Sabrina Scott

When Sabrina Scott was diagnosed with lupus as a teenager, she wondered what she had done to deserve it. God was allowing it and she believed she had no say, no control, and no hope that God would change it. She couldn’t imagine that one day both her body and her faith would be transformed.


Page 59: Kati Pessin

If you or someone you love has struggled with anxiety or depression, you know how crippling that can be. For Kati Pessin, depression was something she first grappled with as a middle schooler and it’s been a part of her life since. The struggle has taken her to the lowest moments of her life, but it’s also been a place where God has revealed her need for him and his love for her in a very powerful way.


Page 58: Josh Lauritch

When you’re good at what you do, it’s easy for work to become your identity. Josh Lauritch had found his dream job, working in the music business. But somewhere along the way his career became his source of significance. So what happens when you lose your job and your identity?


Page 57: Kat Lee

Kat Lee wanted to be a great mom. But growing up without a mother left her feeling inadequate and overwhelmed. She was desperate for help. That’s when God stepped in with a simple directive that changed her life and eventually impacted thousands of others. Kat Lee is the founder of and is passionate about teaching others how to jump-start each day with a grace-filled, life-giving morning routine.


Page 56: Mark Bettinger

From the time he was young, Mark Bettinger understood that his life was in God’s hands. As a baby he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic illness that has no cure, requires hours of treatment every day, and typically takes decades off of life expectancy. That reality could cause many to live in anxiety and fear. But Mark was born with an adventurous spirit and a willingness to say yes when God asks, "Will you trust me?"


Page 55: Sarah Yeackley

Somewhere deep in our hearts many of us believe that if we serve God and make the right choices, then life will be good. That was true for Sarah Yeackley. She had started following Jesus as a little girl. While her life hadn’t been perfect, nothing happened that would challenge her belief that if you do good, then God will make sure good things happen. All of that changed the day she walked into an ultrasound appointment and heard devastating news.


Page 54: Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Camp is a singer and songwriter whose story has been told in music and in a movie about his life. One of his most well-known songs is a simple but powerful declaration of faith. "I Still Believe" was written in a time of deep heartache and grief. As a young man, he had to make a choice. Would he trust that God is good even when life is not, or walk away from his faith? That heartbreaking season forged a faith that has been the foundation of Jeremy’s life.


Page 53: Suzanne Happs

Why does God lead us into hard valleys? Suzanne Happs had already been through a really tough season of life, and it seemed that God had led her to that place. Just as she got her footing, they received devastating news – their son had major health challenges and they had no health insurance. It’s a story about learning to trust that God will make a way when there seems to be no way.


Page 52: Rechab Gray

How does the shyest, most introverted guy respond to a call to be a preacher? Rechab Gray decided to run. He couldn't see how God could use him. He was petrified at public speaking, even having conversations with an acquaintance made him sweat. Rechab found you can run from God's call, but you cannot hide. )


Page 51: Randy and Monica Zachary

Randy and Monica Zachary had been married and in ministry for 10 years. As a pastor and pastor’s wife, they did what they had always done – put on a happy face and pretend that everything was okay. But it was not okay. Secrets of alcoholism, deceit, and infidelity were killing their marriage. It would take a supernatural force to bring them back from the brink of divorce.


Page 50: Dianne Leman

When the only thing in the world you want is a baby, hearing a doctor say your chances are slim is devastating. Dianne Leman always knew she wanted to have a big family. But she and her husband Happy struggled with infertility for years. Their desperate search for help led them on a journey that radically transformed not only their family, but their faith and future.


Page 49: Mandisa

Mandisa is best known for singing powerful, upbeat songs of faith. When her close friend Kisha was diagnosed with cancer, Mandisa was confident God would heal her. When He didn’t, she fell into a deep depression that nearly claimed her life.


Page 48: Jeanie Thomas

How do you live out your faith in relationship with a child who rejects it? When Kevin and Jeanie Thomas' daughter announced she was leaving home and leaving her faith, they were stunned. They had done their best to lead their kids to Jesus. What followed was an incredible journey of loving their daughter, even through the valley of the shadow of death.


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Nobody sets out to be a failure. But what if failure is exactly what we need? Dallas Jenkins is the director of The Chosen. The first-ever multi-season show about Jesus. But long before The Chosen, Dallas wasn’t interested in making faith-based films. He dreamed of making it big in Hollywood. What God taught Dallas through failure became part of the incredible story that led him to creating The Chosen.


Page 46: Jo Saxton

Jo Saxton is one of those people who seems naturally gifted to lead. She’s an author, speaker, podcast host, and leadership coach. But the early years of her life were filled with experiences that fed a deep insecurity. Her gifts and talents were buried beneath the weight of the baggage she carried. If you’ve ever questioned whether God could use even you, you’ll want to hear Jo’s story.


Page 45: John Karakian

John Karakian has never really thought of himself as an evangelist. He’s just a guy who really loves his dog and his neighbors. John and Buddy met thousands as they walked the streets of suburban Detroit for 12 years. John had no idea that God could use something as simple as a chocolate lab to connect searching people with genuine hope.