People have learned from other people’s stories since the beginning of time. Stories stir the soul. Stories reveal. Stories heal. Why? Because hearing someone’s story allows the listener to see how that person overcame their challenge. Everyone loves to see the victorious outcome from an underdog position and how one elevated to their “next level” in life. In this podcast…Wendie and Todd will give you an inside look at someone who has had a personal or professional breakthrough that changed the course of their life, ultimately changing the course of those around them. Real people, real stories with real breakthroughs. Each episode will give you truth, tools, and tangible takeaways that will inspire, equip, and entertain you along your own life journey. Lean in. Listen well. This could be Your Biggest Breakthrough!
Episode 89: There's No Depth So Low God Can't Draw Us Out by His Grace with Pamela Hillman Play in Edifi Player
Episode 89: There's No Depth So Low God Can't Draw Us Out by His Grace with Pamela Hillman
You may recall the very end of our conversation with media personality Os Hillman in last week's episode of _Your Biggest Breakthrough_ in which Os' wife Pamela made a surprise cameo appearance. Well, we were so captivated by Pamela's personal story that we just had to get her to share a bit of it on the podcast for y'all to listen in. Pamela's story is one of overcoming great trauma and adversity from a young age, which ultimately manifested into a _decades_ long addiction to hard drugs, …
Episode 88: We Need to be Entrusted with Suffering Before We Can be Trusted With the Blessings with Os Hillman Play in Edifi Player
Episode 88: We Need to be Entrusted with Suffering Before We Can be Trusted With the Blessings with Os Hillman
Suffering is never any fun. We like to experience the good times, and often times begrudgingly endure the bad times. Sometimes we even blame and get angry at God because of hardships we endure in our lives. Our guest today has endured much suffering in his life, beginning as a child and into his adulthood and beyond. Os Hillman has learned that just as Joseph suffered greatly, and was ultimately given great blessings, so we must endure the sufferings that God allows us to go through. In doing …
Episode 87: Todd and Wendie Discuss the Beautiful and Often Overlooked Gift of Encouragement! Play in Edifi Player
Episode 87: Todd and Wendie Discuss the Beautiful and Often Overlooked Gift of Encouragement!
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.“ Proverbs 25:11 KJV Or as Todd’s father might have done around the family campfire, Encouragement is like throwing gasoline on a waning flame and watching it come back to robust life before your eyes. In this episode, Todd and Wendie share personal anecdotes and insights on the extremely valuable, yet often times overlooked necessity of giving and receiving encouragement among our church, family, community, even business …
Episode 86: Put Away the Welcome Sign, and Fire Up the RV to Reach God's People with Pastor Victor Torres Play in Edifi Player
Episode 86: Put Away the Welcome Sign, and Fire Up the RV to Reach God's People with Pastor Victor Torres
"There are too many "welcome signs" in churches today, but not enough outreach outside the church walls to the people who truly need the gospel," says our guest today, Victor Torres. Victor was trapped in drug addiction as a young boy in New York City, but through the power of prayer and a rather stubborn believing mother who showed her zeal for the Lord in (ahem) unconventional ways, he was delivered from his life of drugs, perpetual incarceration, overdoses and now shares the love of Jesus …
Episode 85: When Our Plans Go Awry, God's Perfect Plan Remains Steadfast, with Jon Ramirez. Play in Edifi Player
Episode 85: When Our Plans Go Awry, God's Perfect Plan Remains Steadfast, with Jon Ramirez.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. --Jeremiah 29:11 That is Jon Ramirez' theme Scripture verse, one that he has relied on in sometimes humiliating circumstances. Things were going well in Jon's marriage, when his spouse suddenly announced she was no longer interested in being married. So she went her way, and Jon was left at the mercy of parents for a place to live. Talk about humbling. But …
Episode 84: This Miracle Literally Saved My Life with Wayne Pederson Play in Edifi Player
Episode 84: This Miracle Literally Saved My Life with Wayne Pederson
Returning podcast guest Wayne Pederson (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/746aa163-d92f-4a79-97b2-33b74e9e277e (listen to our first interview with Wayne)) shares an up close experience with how God is still in the healing business. Faced with a 1 in 10 MILLION prognosis, Wayne and his fellow prayer warriors simply believed God for a miracle... and God delivered! But what happens when it seems God doesn't answer your prayer, when His sovereign plan for your life means you suffer tremendous …
Episode 83: How to Manage the Weight of the World On Your Shoulders (with God's help). Play in Edifi Player
Episode 83: How to Manage the Weight of the World On Your Shoulders (with God's help).
War, famine, hurricanes, civil unrest. "Challenging times" ain't just a cliche; it's the reality in which we live. It's tempting to succumb to all the bad news and negativity foisted upon us by the media, politicians, even well- meaning friends and family. But it can be overwhelming at times, especially if we don't have a source of greater strength on which to rely for comfort and encouragement. God is the source of life and light, and it is through faith in Jesus that we can rely on Him to get …
Episode 82: How Candy McVicar Turned Profound Loss Into a Vehicle for Helping Others Find Comfort in Their Grief. Play in Edifi Player
Episode 82: How Candy McVicar Turned Profound Loss Into a Vehicle for Helping Others Find Comfort in Their Grief.
What in this life is more difficult than experiencing the loss of a loved one? Perhaps when the loved one is an infant child. Candy McVicar lost a baby in a stillborn birth and found herself questioning everything, including her own faith in God. What loving God would give His child the desire to have a child, and then cruelly take it away from her? It's not an unfair question, but through asking this question, and wrestling with God, Candy was led down a path of understanding the nature of …
Episode 81: Don't Judge Jesus Because of Those He Came to Save and Heal with Austin French. Play in Edifi Player
Episode 81: Don't Judge Jesus Because of Those He Came to Save and Heal with Austin French.
It was at a church music camp at the age of 13 where Austin French’s life was changed forever. He went to camp to learn to play guitar, hoping to impress girls. Instead, Austin heard this message from one of the camp leaders: "Don’t judge Jesus on the broken people He came to save." The words described his life perfectly. He’d been judging Jesus for his own family’s brokenness, being hardened by the people around him whose faith was anything but authentic. Austin made the decision there at camp …
Episode 80: Deliverance from Addiction, Depression and Witchcraft After Coming to the End of Self with Mariam Rasmus. Play in Edifi Player
Episode 80: Deliverance from Addiction, Depression and Witchcraft After Coming to the End of Self with Mariam Rasmus.
Today's episode is a story of personal redemption, and knowing God as He was meant to be known years after a superficial acquaintance growing up in a church environment. Mariam Rasmus found herself in a dark place spiritually after several injustices left her questioning everything. She sought and found the sense of community we all crave in unsavory places, and ultimately was a shell of her self. Then she discovered Jesus. Not the demanding, rule-spouting Jesus that is too often found in …
Episode 79: The Gift of Awareness and Finding God in the Ordinary Happenings of Our Days with Candace Cofer Play in Edifi Player
Episode 79: The Gift of Awareness and Finding God in the Ordinary Happenings of Our Days with Candace Cofer
Candace Cofer is a serious ef-ficionado. You read that right. Efficiency enthusiast. She's learning to slow down and be here, thankful to be a work in progress. As founder of The Good Day ministry, Candace inspires others to grow in their knowledge and love for Jesus and experience God in the ordinary happenings of their days. She firmly believes we connect to one another through stories. Isn't this what Jesus modeled for us? He was the Chief Story Teller and He's still working today, writing …
Episode 78: Eight Steps to Guarantee* a Happy Marriage. Play in Edifi Player
Episode 78: Eight Steps to Guarantee* a Happy Marriage.
*Guarantee valid only with active participation and daily effort from both husband and wife. Knowing what it takes to consistently love your wife in such a way that it guarantees that you will have a happy marriage is frankly pretty easy. Just plain common sense would tell us that the more you put your spouse first, the more they'll will want to love and respect you in return. And that leads to a very fulfilling and happy marriage. But the outworking of putting the other first requires …
Episode 77: How the Heavenly and Earthly Father Showed Geoff Kirby the Example to Leading a Righteous Life Play in Edifi Player
Episode 77: How the Heavenly and Earthly Father Showed Geoff Kirby the Example to Leading a Righteous Life
Today's episode features a one-of-a-kind interview with Geoff Kirby. Geoff is in the publishing business these days, and is the rare person who is openly transparent about spiritual warfare he has personally fought. No, we're not talking about casting aside negative thoughts about losing a job or girlfriend, although that's important in its own right. We're talking about actual encounters with demons, exorcisms in the name of Jesus; that sort of thing. Pretty intense stuff, right? Not something …
Episode 76: X-Rated to G-Rated. How Former Stripper and Porn Star Kandi Rose Saw the Light and Now Witnesses of God's Grace on the Web. Play in Edifi Player
Episode 76: X-Rated to G-Rated. How Former Stripper and Porn Star Kandi Rose Saw the Light and Now Witnesses of God's Grace on the Web.
Kandi Rose thought she had it made as the owner of a highly profitable business in the "adult entertainment" arena. Well, it was profitable financially, but it left her spiritually destitute, often wondering "is this all there really is?" even at the height of her monetary success. Not to mention having an erratic lifestyle and severe anger from childhood trauma which provided an overtly hostile environment at home. Something had to give, and Kandi was out of options. At the urging of her mother …