Podcast

How Being a Follower of Jesus Transforms Our Life | With Katrina McCain

How Being a Follower of Jesus Transforms Our Life | With Katrina McCain

How should being a follower of Jesus transform our life? To kick off this month's conversations about regeneration and transformation, I am talking with Katrina McCain, author of Beyond Being Good: Seeking Christ's Perfection for Our Imperfect Hearts. We discuss how to lean on Jesus' perfection, and not our own. Throughout our conversation, there are practical tips on how being a follower of Jesus naturally overflows and transforms our daily life.

The Value of Discipleship | Part Two with Dr. Robert Carpenter

The Value of Discipleship | Part Two with Dr. Robert Carpenter

Welcome to the second part of our conversation about the value of discipleship with Dr. Robert Carpenter. In case you missed the first episode, which I encourage you to go and listen to, Dr. Carpenter is talking with us all the way from East Africa- as he is currently on active duty as the Director of Religious Affairs for the Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa located in Djibouti, which is just north of the Somalia border in East Africa. I had the privilege this summer to be taught by him through Regent University in my Seminary studies. Dr. Carpenter shares his powerful testimony with us in the first episode, and we continue to reflect on how great God is to equip those that He calls. We will also discuss more about how discipleship was vital in Dr. Carpenter’s obedience to follow God’s call on his life. If you haven’t noticed already, Dr. Carpenter has the gift of exhortation and encouragement. I’m praying that you will feel encouraged by our conversation today!

Just Pray | Practical Prayer Tips with Lisa Miller

Just Pray | Practical Prayer Tips with Lisa Miller

Have you ever felt “stuck” in prayer? Have you ever lacked a desire to go and pray? Well, friend, you are in good company. Today, Lisa and I chat about the importance of prayer and how to overcome these feelings through God’s Word and through coming to have conversations with Him, God, the creator of the Universe- who longs to hear from us. I loved Lisa’s practical tips on prayer. I found it so refreshing that she said that her ministry and her passion for prayer has grown out of a weakness- isn’t that just like God? Lisa is representing her Ministry, Backgate Prayers. You’ll hear how this ministry came about and you’ll grow to love Lisa, Rae-Lynn and Kristen’s story just as much as I do.

Honoring Your Parents in a Christ-Like Way | With Chelsea Stanley

Honoring Your Parents in a Christ-Like Way | With Chelsea Stanley

Today on Unaltered Grace Podcast, I am speaking with Chelsea Stanley, who is a writer, wife, mom, and Redeemed Daughter of God. We will chat about how to honor your parents in a Christ-like way. Often, we think of the command to “Honor Your Parents” to apply solely to young children. But today we are specifically talking to adults about honoring your parents. Therefore, we will learn that this command is applicable life-long, and obeying this command can exude Christ-likeness. This conversation left me with feelings of forgiveness, repentance, and grace; along with equipping me with plenty of application to put into practice. I’m praying the same over you as you listen!

 

Sabbath Rest for Today's World | with Halie Ramsey

On today's episode, Halie and I talk about the struggles of practicing Sabbath and how counter-cultural it is. Sabbath is against what the world values, but we will discuss how God values- and how He has graciously created- rest. We will learn how we can walk in this rest and in light of the gospel as we fix our minds on who Jesus is and learn how He came to give us rest.

Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering? | with Bruce Fredrickson

Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering? | with Bruce Fredrickson

In this episode, I get the privilege to speak with Bruce Fredrickson, who was my childhood Pastor. Bruce is a retired US Army Chaplain, has served also in the Marine Corp, was an Assemblies of God Pastor, and is currently working as a Chaplain in a Cancer Unit. We tackle the age-old, top google-searched question of “Why does God”… allow pain and suffering? This question gets personal as Bruce has been diagnosed with cancer within the last year and a half. We will hear him speak about how God is faithful amidst life’s circumstances. We will be reoriented to a Biblical worldview that provides the groundwork for how we should approach this question as Christians. This conversation came at the most opportune time for me to listen and to take part in; and I’m praying the same over you, as well!

Memorizing Scripture and Storing Up God's Word in Your Heart | with Savannah Schallen

Memorizing Scripture and Storing Up God's Word in Your Heart | with Savannah Schallen

In this episode, we will glean practical tips about how to memorize verses of the Bible. We will also discuss the vast importance of storing up God’s Word in our hearts. Savannah reflects, “The truths in Scripture help remind me that my reality isn’t defined by my feelings. Our reality is told to us in the pages of God’s Word. That has been really important for me to cling to. It is still so easy for me to forget these truths. Even after being a Christian for years and years, it’s so easy to forget. And that’s not an accident, the Enemy wants us to forget these things.” Let’s walk away from this episode with our notecards in hand and our hearts and minds armed and ready to memorize God’s great Word!

Walking and Pursuing Jesus in Everyday Life with Amy Hornbuckle

We acknowledge that walking with Jesus can feel like more of a pursuit than an 'easy' walk. On today's episode, I will chat with Amy Hornbuckle about how we, as Christians, are called to walk out our faith in our everyday lives. We will share about some personal struggles in doing this, and about how community with other believers can help teach us how to walk like Jesus did. We will hear Amy talk about the importance of spiritual disciplines (prayer, Bible reading, etc.) and how to practically begin and sustain those in our lives. It was such a joy to speak with Amy about this and I came away from this conversation feeling refreshed to "lace up my shoes" so to speak- and wholeheartedly follow Jesus!

Intuitive and Grace-Filled Eating with Aubrey Golbek

On this episode, I get the privilege to talk with Aubrey Golbek, a Registered Dietician. We will learn about God’s Unaltered Grace that He can give us through food and through eating habits. Aubrey speaks about intuitive eating, and really, just grace-filled eating. I learned so much from this episode, and I kind of walked away sort of paradoxically being okay with eating chocolate chips and Cheetos, but really also having a strong desire to glorify God in my eating habits and to take care of my body well for His glory. This conversation is so much more than dieting or more than just intuitive eating. Aubrey speaks the truth over us today! I pray this conversation blesses you as it did me!

Community, Hospitality, and Loneliness with Bethany Barendregt

In this episode, I chat with Bethany Barendregt: wife, momma, and founder of Women Encouraged. She shares so many practical tips on how to be more hospitable, on how hospitality has looked within the different seasons of her life,  and she really highlights the importance of community. We both share about the many times we have desired greater community within the body of Christ and the ways that we have experienced this community. Bethany also talks about the topic of loneliness and she discusses how to cling to Christ in seasons of loneliness. You guys, she shares so much godly wisdom about a myriad of topics. I am thrilled to pass on the wealth of knowledge!