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LIFE is complex. The frustrating issues never seem to stop.BUSINESS is hard. Right answers are not easily found and making progress is difficult. Living a life of FAITH can feel complicated. Your relationship with God may feel broken. You may be uninspired in your faith. It becomes lonely. It is discouraging when MOVEMENT in your life, business, or faith has stopped.Positive, encouraging, and inspiring stories seem to be hard to find. Most of the information circulating is negative. It shouldn’t be this way. Why we created this: Stop discouragement - Listen to encouraging stories of normal people dealing with the same problems. Be inspired - in life and business. Take a step forward - Ignite a spark in your faith.

LIFE is complex. The frustrating issues never seem to stop.BUSINESS is hard. Right answers are not easily found and making progress is difficult. Living a life of FAITH can feel complicated. Your relationship with God may feel broken. You may be uninspired in your faith. It becomes lonely. It is discouraging when MOVEMENT in your life, business, or faith has stopped.Positive, encouraging, and inspiring stories seem to be hard to find. Most of the information circulating is negative. It shouldn’t be this way. Why we created this: Stop discouragement - Listen to encouraging stories of normal people dealing with the same problems. Be inspired - in life and business. Take a step forward - Ignite a spark in your faith.

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United States

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LIFE is complex. The frustrating issues never seem to stop.BUSINESS is hard. Right answers are not easily found and making progress is difficult. Living a life of FAITH can feel complicated. Your relationship with God may feel broken. You may be uninspired in your faith. It becomes lonely. It is discouraging when MOVEMENT in your life, business, or faith has stopped.Positive, encouraging, and inspiring stories seem to be hard to find. Most of the information circulating is negative. It shouldn’t be this way. Why we created this: Stop discouragement - Listen to encouraging stories of normal people dealing with the same problems. Be inspired - in life and business. Take a step forward - Ignite a spark in your faith.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

The StoryField #27 The One with John Strappazon and a Rough Start, Great Finish.

5/9/2022
Meet John Strappazon aka “Strap”. Strap grew up on the wrong side of the tracks outside of Chicago but found himself living with a friend’s family attending college 1,200 miles away. He knew nothing about the gospel or faith; he had no interest at all in the Bible, but his life changed one Sunday morning when he heard from God “If you give your life to me, you will find what you are looking for”. Since then, he has been in ministry 40+ years; been chaplain for the Texas Tech Football...

Duration:01:17:40

The StoryField #26 The One with Marlon Woods and Just Walk Through the Door.

4/22/2022
Meet Marlon Woods. Marlon has more followers on Instagram (80,000 followers) than Stephenville’s population. Marlon’s name may sound familiar to you if you’ve ever heard of Les Mills International. In fact, you can stream Marlon and let him lead you through some Body Combat and Body Pump through Les Mill’s massive online streaming workouts. We covered a lot of ground during the interview including - · Growing up with the great pressure to perform in sports as a child. · Serving in the...

Duration:01:07:56

The StoryField #25 The One with Darrel Auvenshine who should not be alive right now.

4/11/2022
Meet Darrel – our guest on The StoryField Podcast. He should not be alive right now – except for a miracle. This is what Darrel heard from God immediately after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer: “I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. Psalm 118:17” Tune in today to hear his incredible story which included founding Southside City Church (Fort Worth) which was planted years ago to love and serve the Homeless and those with HIV and AIDS. Thank...

Duration:01:06:58

The StoryField #24: The One with Jeremy Davis and Lessons Learned in Desert Seasons

3/21/2022
The StoryField w/ Jeremy Davis. Jeremy Davis apparently needs the desert seasons. He is a 3rd generation pastor’s kid but after an early divorce in his family he became far enough away from God he became “unchurched”. In college, the Lord found him; plugged him into a “random TV church” as he says jokingly where the pastor gave his weekly message on a screen. Later, he became the Fort Worth campus pastor of that church (Life.Church) which now has 40 campuses and reaches 65,000...

Duration:01:08:50

The StoryField #23: The One with Ross Conner & a Series of Pivotal Moments.

2/24/2022
Ross is a partner with Hotchkiss Insurance but there is way more to the story of his life. In fact, one episode did not do it justice. When trying to explain in writing what his life story is to date – “a series of pivotal moments” and “crushed identities” and “God’s goodness” is what comes to mind. Ross Conner joined us for an authentic episode where we discussed many topics including- If you need encouragement – you must listen in today. Hope is found in Ross’s story.

Duration:01:02:21

The StoryField #22: The One with Brad Allen and It all started with a letter from Texas.

1/22/2022
The Company of the Rock House: · Has 500 employees; · Is in 8 locations across Texas; and · Has provided life skills needs and training to adults with intellectual disabilities in Texas for over 40 years. Rock House all began in 1978 when a letter came across Brad’s desk. Tune in today to see how the Rock House grew from humble beginnings in Stephenville to daily serving almost 500 families across Texas. When it officially opened in 1979 – individuals with mental retardation lived in...

Duration:01:14:34

The StoryField #21: The One with Savion Washington and I Only Lose if I Quit.

12/31/2021
He wakes up each day ready to “Attack the Day” but that wasn’t always the case... Savion is the owner/founder of SDUB Fitness – Stephenville, Texas as well as – Join us today to hear how Savion went from growing up in a fatherless home (raised by a superhero mom) to playing football at TSU to starting SDUB Fitness in a Garland, Texas park after seriously considering suicide. This is a fascinating episode which will encourage and motivate you. Like Savion says – “You only lose if you...

Duration:01:05:19

The StoryField #20: The One with Don Armstrong and Three Simple Words that Changed His Life

12/15/2021
“You look horrible.” As an act of concern, two people told Don that exact phrase in one day. Within the next week Don was diagnosed with leukemia and had already begun receiving his first chemo treatment. The former golf course superintendent of one of America’s best golf courses- the Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas -- discusses his journey leading to working his dream job and the difficult years which followed. Don is on the other side of 5 rounds of chemo; 63 days in the...

Duration:00:59:01

The StoryField #19: The One with Barney Paradise about Prison to Church Leadership

12/1/2021
On May 27, 1987, he was busted by the DEA. Life changed forever on that day for Barney. “By the time I was 16, I was already dealing drugs.” This is how Barney’s story began and he found himself in a California prison at age 21. Listen in today to hear how we went from prison to Director of Campus Development – a major role with Gateway Church – one of America’s largest and most influential churches. Life is about decisions you make and in today’s episode we get a behind the scenes look...

Duration:00:54:54

The StoryField #18: The One with Jason Klimis and how Tee Ball Practice Changed Everything

11/15/2021
His dad’s life was dramatically changed at a tee ball practice when a stranger introduced Jesus (and Romans 10:9) into the picture. The story of the Klimis family is simply incredible. Here are few descriptors: Thank you to Jason Klimis (a resident of Tarpon Springs, Florida) for giving us the chance to hear the most gritty and beautiful story of transformation. “My plan was shot and all I could do was call out on the Lord and I didn’t really know how”. “I woke up from that prayer with...

Duration:01:12:53

The StoryField #17: The One with Joel Condren and Adventure Sports in Colorado

11/1/2021
Joel was standing at the top of a 95ft high power line pole when two major life decisions where clarified: “I do not think I want to do this job anymore” and “I am leaving California” 25 years later we caught up with Joel – the owner and operator of three businesses in South Fork, Colorado: · 8200 Mountain Sports · Mountain Man Rafting · Switchback Liquors in South Fork, Colorado. Tune in to listen to Joel’s great journey from working as an electrician in California to owning several...

Duration:01:09:22

The StoryField #16: The One with Adam Feriend about Opera and Construction

9/15/2021
Meet Adam Feriend. Many Parker County residents know Adam from his countless volunteer roles including the WISD school board. Adam is an owner/COO of the 60mm+ construction company named JRJ Construction Inc. but started out his post-college degree with plans on singing Opera professionally. He has navigated the death of all the owners of JRJ soon after he joined and walked through the 2008/9 recession. Adam spoke honestly about the difficulties of being in the leadership role but...

Duration:01:01:11

The StoryField #15: The One with Norris Williams and your TRUE Identity.

9/1/2021
People’s lives are being completely transformed once they discover the answer to this question. The problem of discovering the truth about yourself is that we believe so many lies about ourselves which create false identities. Today’s guest walks us through this discovery process. Norris Williams and his wife have been missionaries since 1983. He has also: · played professional football; · ran a large ranch for juvenile delinquent boys; · works as an international leadership...

Duration:01:19:00

The StoryField #14: The One with Scott D. Allen about Practicing Law for 50 years

8/15/2021
You will really enjoy today’s guest if you are a client or friend of The Allen Firm, PC. We were honored to be able to interview Scott Allen. He is the founder of our almost 50-year old law firm. (Our 50th Anniversary is June, 2022). Scott has practiced law for over 50 years and has literally seen everything. He has had thousands of clients over the years and it all started with his uncle asking the college-senior Scott “what are you going to do next year?” He is a lifelong businessman....

Duration:01:04:43

The StoryField #13: The One with Jenifer Sarver about loss, taking a leap and living a life that matters.

8/1/2021
Jenifer’s 6-Word Memoir is “She lived a life that mattered.” What is yours? Today’s conversation is fascinating with topics ranging from: She also provides us great bonus tips about giving a speech. Join us today for an incredible conversation with Jenifer Sarver. https://sarverstrategies.com

Duration:01:07:50

The StoryField #12: The One with Christian Lehenbauer about peaks, valleys and healing.

7/15/2021
Today’s episode will encourage and challenge you – in a good way. Christian is unbelievably courageous in his following the voice of the Lord which led him into a few wild adventures we discuss in this episode. He was diagnosed with some serious medical conditions but refused to accept that “label” because in Christ, he is healed and perfect – that is his identity; that is how he was made. He never agreed with what the physicians were saying. Join in today for a story of peaks and valleys...

Duration:01:23:55

The StoryField #11: The One with Jake Freels about a Tragic Wreck, a Father's Loss, and Complete Transformation by the Holy Spirit

7/1/2021
In his own words, Jake Freels grew up in “the best world you could grow up in”. He grew up surrounded with wonderful family and friends; they were active in ministry and in the community – life was literally perfect…. until Jake’s world was instantly changed at age 9. Late one evening a young man decided to end his life by driving his car without headlights into oncoming traffic. He was driving over 100mph. The young man collided with the pickup Jake and his family were driving and it...

Duration:01:06:45

The StoryField #10: The One with Jahmicah Dawes about Horses, Fashion and Owning the FIRST Black-Owned Outdoor Gear Shop

6/15/2021
There is a high probability you already know Jahmicah; have had some great conversations with him; and have noticed the recent national recognition of him and his local outdoor gear shop named SlimPickins Outfitters (SPO). The amazing thing about SPO is that it is the first Black-owned gear shop in America! Right here in small-town Stephenville! Jahmicah came to Tarleton State University to be a horse trainer but ended up owning a gear shop. He has a big vision for engaging, educating,...

Duration:01:07:20

The StoryField #9: The One with NFL Veteran Kevin Kolb about The Gridiron and the Real Life after

5/31/2021
Most people from these parts know Kevin Kolb. He played 7 years as an NFL Quarterback – for the Eagles, Cardinals, and Bills. Someone once told him -- “You are not going to make it in the NFL”. Kevin grew up as a coach’s kid living in the gym. He came to Stephenville as a freshman; played under Art Briles; and received some playing time on the varsity team in their route to win State that year. From Stephenville – he went to University of Houston then onto the NFL. At age 29, Kevin had...

Duration:00:57:33

The StoryField #8: The One with Jeremy Self about Life's Adventure with God, Seminary to Church Planting to Financial Advising

5/15/2021
Meet Jeremy. Jeremy is a former church planter and pastor. Now, he is an Edward Jones advisor in Lakeway, Texas. The amazing thing is that his transition from ministry to business was on purpose and he is still an active and healthy member of the church he planted and left. Listen today to Jeremy’s amazing life story. His adventure includes - · Growing up in a broken home and meeting Jesus in a real way at age 17 after the death of one of his high school friends. · God’s call on...

Duration:00:59:02