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Flourish-Meant: You Were Meant to Live Abundantly

Flourish-Meant: You Were Meant to Live Abundantly

Equipping you to flourish with encouragement, inspiration, and practical tools for living your best

Episodes

  • Voices Against Trafficking with Andi Buerger Voices Against Trafficking with Andi Buerger Play in Edifi Player

    Voices Against Trafficking with Andi Buerger

    How could you speak up to help those who have no voice because they suffer from human trafficking? Today's guest, Andi Buerger, shares her personal story and mission which culminates in the ministry she provides to advocate for victims. Andi is the founder of Voices Against Trafficking and is an active warrior against 21st-century slavery - human trafficking. Her journey began when she survived 17 years of child sex trafficking from the age of 6 mos to 17 years. After her escape, Andi had a …

  • Talking to Kids About Grief with Mark Gregston Talking to Kids About Grief with Mark Gregston Play in Edifi Player

    Talking to Kids About Grief with Mark Gregston

    How do we discuss grief with our kids? Today's guest, Mark Gregston, shares how we can support kids through experiences of grief.  Mark Gregston began his work with teens forty years ago when he was a youth minister and then an area director with Young Life. He and his wife Jan opened their home to work with those who were struggling through family crises, and in 1989, Mark and Jan moved with their two children, Adam and Melissa, to Hallsville, Texas. Here they started Heartlight, a …

  • Becoming a Woman of Influence with Kathleen Cooke Becoming a Woman of Influence with Kathleen Cooke Play in Edifi Player

    Becoming a Woman of Influence with Kathleen Cooke

    Could you become a woman of influence? Today's guest, Kathleen Cooke, shares how God sees who we are and chooses us for a specific calling to influence the world for his purposes. Kathleen Cooke is an award-winning media and entertainment producer, actor, speaker and writer, and co-founder of Cooke Media Group and the nonprofit The Influence Lab. She leads Influence Lab Women in Hollywood and now also in Atlanta for Christian professionals. Kathleen is the author of the devotional _Hope 4 …

  • Flourishing in Mother-Daughter Relationships with Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McIntosh Flourishing in Mother-Daughter Relationships with Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McIntosh Play in Edifi Player

    Flourishing in Mother-Daughter Relationships with Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McIntosh

    Are you thriving in your mother-daughter relationships? Today's episode shares how to heal and create blessings from imperfect relationships between moms and daughters. Our guests, Dr. Helen McIntosh and Blythe Daniel, offer the keys to healthy mother-daughter relationships.  Blythe Daniel is a literary agent and author, whose articles have appeared in various magazines. She and McIntosh have written I Love You, Mom! and Mended: Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters. Dr. Helen …

  • Overcoming Brain Trauma and Loss with Benny DiChiara Overcoming Brain Trauma and Loss with Benny DiChiara Play in Edifi Player

    Overcoming Brain Trauma and Loss with Benny DiChiara

    How do you overcome traumatic brain injury and family loss? Today's special guest, Benny DiChiara, shares his powerful story of suffering the grave prognosis of a traumatic brain injury and the loss of his father. Amid a stellar career as a chart-topping Christian rock star, DiChiara experiences the loss of basic functions such as language processing and speech. Benny shares his inspiring story of hearing directly from God during the darkest moments of his life. He relates the details of his …

  • Useful to God with Dr. James Spencer Useful to God with Dr. James Spencer Play in Edifi Player

    Useful to God with Dr. James Spencer

    Could you be useful to God? Today's guest, Dr. James Spencer, relates his journey of recognizing his academic, ministry, and career accomplishments failed to render him useful to God. He shares his moment of realization about having used God as a resource instead of a ruler. Dr. Spencer notes how he reflected upon Malachi 3 and the letters Dr. Dwight L. Moody wrote to his family to discover deeper levels of faith and connection with God. We discuss the struggle of shifting from self-reliance …

  • Raising a Healthy Generation of Boys with Mark Hancock Raising a Healthy Generation of Boys with Mark Hancock Play in Edifi Player

    Raising a Healthy Generation of Boys with Mark Hancock

    How do you raise a Godly generation of boys? Today's guest, Mark Hancock, shares the basic principles of leading boys to grow into healthy and Godly maturity. Mark Hancock is the award-winning author of “Why Are We Sitting Here Until We Die?” as well as two booklets “Let Boys Be Boys: 3 Winning Strategies for Leaders of Boys” and “5 Critical Needs of Boys.”  He is a conference speaker with two Masters Degrees in the Mental Health Counseling field and he serves as Chief Executive Officer of …

  • How to Step into Your God-Given Purpose with Laura Woodworth How to Step into Your God-Given Purpose with Laura Woodworth Play in Edifi Player

    How to Step into Your God-Given Purpose with Laura Woodworth

    Have you ever wondered how to take the next step--or maybe even the FIRST step --into your God-given purpose? Today's guest, Laura Woodworth, shares how to identify your objectives and goals toward living your divine mission. Laura Woodworth is a development executive for Cooke Media Group in Los Angeles, a freelance writer-producer-director and a script consultant for Stage 32. With a B.A. in Ministerial Studies and postgraduate work in UCLA’s Professional Program in Producing, her awards …

  • Learning to Surrender with Michelle Lazurek Learning to Surrender with Michelle Lazurek Play in Edifi Player

    Learning to Surrender with Michelle Lazurek

    How do I learn to surrender? When stress, overwhelm, and crisis make us feel desperate or helpless, we yearn for control. Today's guest, Michelle Lazurek, shares how her struggle with anxiety led her to become more equipped for life by learning to surrender to God. Michelle S. Lazurek is a multi-genre award-winning author, literary agent, and certified writing coach. She describes her personal battle with severe anxiety issues and how she learned to surrender more fully to the Lord. Lazurek …

  • Do I Follow God, Really? with Donna Jones Do I Follow God, Really? with Donna Jones Play in Edifi Player

    Do I Follow God, Really? with Donna Jones

    People often say they believe in God or identify themselves as Christians. But the way we live our daily lives might not seem to reflect these claims. Acclaimed author, international speaker, and That's Just What I Needed Podcast host, Donna Jones, joins us to determine how to ensure we're really following God. Donna Jones distinguishes the question of following God from simply agreeing with our church or upbringing. She notes several important aspects to examine our personal faith journey. …

  • Anxiety Coping Skills with Caris Snider Anxiety Coping Skills with Caris Snider Play in Edifi Player

    Anxiety Coping Skills with Caris Snider

    Have you struggled with worry, stress, or anxiety? Today's guest, Caris Snider, shares anxiety coping skills. Caris is an author, speaker, and certified professional coach. She shares her own personal story of misunderstanding the struggle that many people experience with anxiety until she suffered herself. Caris examines the passage in Mark 14 showing how Jesus felt overwhelmed to the point of death while praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. She encourages us to recognize how Christ …

  • De-clutter Your Mind with Billie Jauss De-clutter Your Mind with Billie Jauss Play in Edifi Player

    De-clutter Your Mind with Billie Jauss

    Has clutter taken over your mind? Do negative thoughts and busyness overwhelm your thoughts, threatening to drown your with internal noise? Today's guest, Billie Jauss, addresses how we can de-clutter our minds. Billie Jauss s a well-known speaker and author. Her podcast “ **Start Small BELIEVE BIG** ” is nearing its 300th episode, and is focused on encouraging listeners to value the significance of small beginnings, finding confidence and peace in the big God who knows, sees, and loves us …

  • A Great Product Isnt Enough with Jacqui Wilson A Great Product Isnt Enough with Jacqui Wilson Play in Edifi Player

    A Great Product Isnt Enough with Jacqui Wilson

    Have you wondered if your great product, skill, or service is enough? Today's guest is Jacqui Wilson, a ministerial entrepreneur who is passionate about utilizing her God-given gifts to empower others to fulfill their purpose. She shares why a great product, service, or skill isn't enough. Jacqui encourages listeners to understand that everyone has something valuable to offer, but the reason behind what we do matters more than the product or service. Wilson states that people need to hear …

  • Secrets from the Deep South with Jane Jenkins Herlong Secrets from the Deep South with Jane Jenkins Herlong Play in Edifi Player

    Secrets from the Deep South with Jane Jenkins Herlong

    What secrets to living your best could you learn from the deep south? Today's guest, Jane Jenkins Herlong, is a Sirius XM Southern Humorist, international best-selling/award-winning author, professional singer, recording artist, and professional speaker. An inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, Jane is also the author of five books, including her latest offering "Sweet Tea Secrets From the Deep Fried South" (Tyndale House). A former Miss America contestant, Jane crisscrosses the …