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Anchored by the Sword

Anchored by the Sword

Have you wondered if what you are going through right now actually matters? Or if there is something positive on the other side of your struggle? Welcome to the Anchored by the Sword podcast! Each person who has come onto this podcast has said the same thing, but has found freedom on the other side. If you have struggled with addiction or abuse of any kind, not feeling loved or wanted, not knowing if you should live another day, or lived in fear, there is an episode for you. Listen today and find out what happens when you get anchored to God and to His Word! Come and find freedom today!

Episodes

  • Bridgette Cameron Ridenour's Freedom Story! Bridgette Cameron Ridenour's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Bridgette Cameron Ridenour's Freedom Story!

    In today's episode, I sit down with my new friend, Bridgette Cameron Ridenour, author of _Overlooked_ and sister to Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure. Bridgette shares her personal journey of navigating the feelings of being unseen and how she discovered her unique path through faith and trust in God's plan for her life. Growing up in a family where performance and the entertainment industry were significant aspects of life, Bridgette faced moments of disappointment early on. A defining …

  • Karen Stiller's Freedom Story! Karen Stiller's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Karen Stiller's Freedom Story!

    I love today's conversation with Karen Stiller, author of the upcoming book “Holiness Here,” as she shares her journey of seeking freedom from anxiety, fear, and worry, and stepping into a life of courage and risk-taking anchored in faith. As a pastor’s wife, Karen’s experiences offer profound insights into the intersection of grief, trust, and community in the journey of holiness. Karen’s story takes an unexpected turn with the passing of her husband from transplant lymphoma in the …

  • Nicole O. Salmon's Freedom Story! Nicole O. Salmon's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Nicole O. Salmon's Freedom Story!

    Join me for an inspiring conversation with Nicole O Salmon, "The Purpose Coach", as she shares insights from her journey of faith and her upcoming book, “Courage and Confidence.” Nicole’s passion for empowering Christian women to discover their purpose and confidently walk in it shines through as she unpacks the transformative power of radical obedience and creative expression in the kingdom of God. Having grown up in the church and faced challenges early in life, including pregnancy at …

  • Lina Abujamra's Freedom Story! Lina Abujamra's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Lina Abujamra's Freedom Story!

    Today's conversation is with Dr. Lina Abujamra, physician, podcaster, speaker, and writer, as she shares insights from her newest study, “A Table in the Wilderness.” Drawing from her rich background and experiences, Lina delves into the transformative power of grace, identity, and community in the journey from darkness to light. Hailing from Lebanon, Lina’s journey of faith has been marked by a deep understanding of the sanctifying grace that accompanies salvation. Through her study, “A …

  • Amanda Florczykowski's Freedom Story! Amanda Florczykowski's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Amanda Florczykowski's Freedom Story!

    Today's conversation is with Amanda Florczkowski, author of “Unraveled” and founder of Able Moms and Vigilant Families. Amanda sheds light on the critical issue of human trafficking and shares her journey of advocacy and empowerment in the fight against exploitation. As the founder of Vigilant Families, an anti-trafficking group providing resources for different age groups, Amanda is deeply committed to raising awareness and equipping families with the tools to protect their loved ones. …

  • Ciara Laine Myers's Freedom Story! Ciara Laine Myers's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Ciara Laine Myers's Freedom Story!

    Thank you for joining me in an insightful conversation with my friend, Ciara Laine Myers, author of "Glasses Off," as she shares her inspiring journey of discovering purpose, calling, and vision amidst life's challenges. Ciara, who co-owns a mental health practice with her husband, brings a unique perspective on finding fulfillment and direction in life. Ciara's curiosity about how people uncover their true purpose led her to interview individuals about their vision, purpose, and calling. …

  • Mimika Cooney's Freedom Story! Mimika Cooney's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Mimika Cooney's Freedom Story!

    I love today's conversation with my friend, Mimika Cooney, a seasoned author, speaker, and podcaster, who shares her insights on overcoming burnout, people- pleasing, and perfectionism, and finding renewal through the power of storytelling and rewiring our minds. Mimika brings a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur for 25 years, but her journey hasn't been without its challenges. Through multiple family situations and personal struggles, including bouts of burnout and "dark nights of the …

  • Rachel Miller's Freedom Story! Rachel Miller's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Rachel Miller's Freedom Story!

    In this episode, I sit down with my new friend, Rachel Miller, a full-time writer and author of the newly released book, "When It Hurts to Hope." Rachel shares her powerful journey of breaking free from legalism and fundamentalism within the FLDS cult and finding hope and healing in the midst of pain and longing. Growing up with a skewed perspective of God as angry and judgmental due to the environment of legalism and fundamentalism, Rachel struggled with performance- based behavior …

  • Kristen Hallinan's Freedom Story! Kristen Hallinan's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Kristen Hallinan's Freedom Story!

    Join us for a heartfelt conversation with Kristen Hallinan, author of "Legacy Changer," as she shares her powerful journey of healing from childhood chaos and dysfunction. Kristen's story is a testament to the transformative power of healing and the faithfulness of God through every season of life. Growing up in an environment marked by chaos and dysfunction, Kristen entered into a healing process that taught her the profound truth that only healing heals. She candidly reflects on her …

  • Rachel G. Scott's Freedom Story! Rachel G. Scott's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Rachel G. Scott's Freedom Story!

    In today's episode, I am so thrilled to welcome Rachel G. Scott, an encourager, speaker, writer, and podcaster, whose new book "Taking the 5 Leaps" is out today. Rachel shares her insightful journey of faith and self- discovery, offering practical wisdom on embracing freedom, overcoming perfectionism, and living a purpose-driven life. Rachel opens up about her struggles with perfectionism, tracing it back to her younger years and the belief that she needed to show up perfectly for everyone. …

  • Andi Andrew's Freedom Story! Andi Andrew's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Andi Andrew's Freedom Story!

    In this episode, I am thrilled to talk with my friend, Andi Andrew, author of the upcoming book “Braving Change,” set to release next Tuesday. Andi shares her inspiring journey of faith, healing, and embracing change, offering profound insights into the transformative power of surrendering to God’s plan. Andi’s journey began in 1998 when she came to Christ, experiencing radical change after growing up in a religious cult. She candidly shares her struggles with codependency and the pursuit of …

  • Jennifer Eivaz's Freedom Story! Jennifer Eivaz's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Jennifer Eivaz's Freedom Story!

    In this episode, we have the honor of hosting Jennifer Eivaz, co-pastor of Harvest Church alongside her husband and author of the recently released book, "Awaken the Dreamscape." Jennifer shares her profound journey of continued healing from complex trauma and PTSD, shedding light on the power of God's redemption and the importance of dreams in the spiritual realm. Having faced memories of trauma at the age of 47, Jennifer courageously navigates through the layers of her past, including …

  • Kristen LaValley's Freedom Story! Kristen LaValley's Freedom Story! Play in Edifi Player

    Kristen LaValley's Freedom Story!

    In this episode, I sit down with my friend, Kristen LaValley, author of the new book "Even If He Doesn't." Kristen shares her deeply personal journey of faith, resilience, and finding God's love in the midst of life's challenges. After experiencing church hurt and leaving full-time ministry, Kristen found herself in a dark spiral of anger and confusion. Everything she once understood about her faith and God's workings seemed shattered overnight. Wrestling with who God truly is, Kristen …

  • The Story Behind Safe Harbor Ohio with Melissa Brown! The Story Behind Safe Harbor Ohio with Melissa Brown! Play in Edifi Player

    The Story Behind Safe Harbor Ohio with Melissa Brown!

    In today's episode, we have the privilege of hosting Melissa Brown, the founder of Safe Harbor Ohio, an organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking and providing support for survivors. Melissa's journey began with a powerful encounter at a conference where she witnessed the stark reality of child sex trafficking represented by white umbrellas being opened– each one symbolizing a child being sold that day in the city where the conference was held. Melissa sheds light on the dark and …