Your Hope-Filled Perspective Podcast
We would be hard pressed to find anyone right now who isn’t going through a hard time, just have experienced a hard time, or headed into a hard time. Yet hard times often challenge our joy. On this episode we talk with guest, Heidi McLaughlin, who experienced several hard times in a row and yet shares with us how she learned to discover joy in the midst of hard times.
In today’s episode, we talk about how our identity is in Christ and not a reflection in the mirror. My guest, Carol Chisolm, calls herself a survivor after suffering many years with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that results in hair loss. She coined the phrase “I have alopecia, but it doesn’t have me” to remind herself that her identity is in Christ and not a reflection in the mirror. She has a real passion for helping others understand that we are God’s workmanship and not defined by our physical flaws and imperfections. This episode discusses how our perceived flaws or imperfections limits our effectiveness and the hope we have for overcoming them.
Many parents have suffered the pain that ensues when they’ve had a prodigal child. In this episode, we talk about how to gain hope and healing when your loved one has gone astray. My guest today is Judy Slegh, who experienced having a prodigal child and is going to share what she learned through that experience. God sees our prodigal from their full potential. We should too.
In this episode, we talk about finding hope when it feels like you’re losing your mind. My guest today, Sheryl Turner, is a delivered drug addict, stage four cancer survivor and former widow. Once a hopeless dope fiend, she is now a dopeless hope-fiend. Love covers a multitude of sins over our lives.
In this episode, we talk about hope for breaking the cycle of dysfunctional mother daughter relationships. My guest, Phylis Mantelli, experienced mother wounds and went on to break the cycle of mother daughter dysfunction with her own children. She always says, “We are not a perfect family, but a bonded family.” She’s here today to share hope and the lessons she learned with us.
In this episode, Samantha Morgan and I talk about how to have hope when prayers go unanswered. She returns to share more of her journey through infertility, an adoption that fell through, an international adoption, foster parenting, and a domestic adoption. Through very real, hard circumstances, God taught her how to wait on Him as she was waiting for Him to answer her prayers.
In this episode, we talk about hope for healing after infertility and adoption. My guest, Samantha Morgan, shares her testimony after enduring infertility, an adoption that fell through, foster parenting, and the beautiful ways God used her disappointments for good, weaving a beautiful tapestry that she never could have imagined.
I’ve spent the bulk of my career as a neuropsychologist teaching about the importance of our thoughts and our words. It’s not much of a surprise that many of the podcast episodes we’ve aired touch on the importance of our thought life. In this episode, I’m sharing snippets of favorite interviews on our thought life and the words we speak to celebrate the 2-year anniversary of the Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast.
In this episode, Christine Carter of Weight Loss Hero and I talk about her weight loss journey and the hope we have for a healthy body, mind and soul. We’ll also discuss what we can do to take control of areas of our life that are holding us back. Through Christine’s business she coaches people looking to sustain a healthier lifestyle. Her own weight-loss journey of 150+ pounds has been highlighted on multiple media sites, including fitnessmagazine.com, thetodayshow.com, and popculture.com. Christine encourages her Weight Loss Hero tribe daily and teaches from the core principle that in order to achieve lasting change in your body you must first transform your mind.
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life? In this episode, we’re talking about how to stay anchored in a storm and flourish instead of sink. Joining me is my friend, Cynthia Cavanaugh, author of Anchored: Leading Through the Storms.