• Episode 139: How To Share Your Faith: The Power of Looking for the One with David McIver
    May 21 2024

    In this episode, our guest, David McIver shares his faith journey and the breakthrough he had in sharing the gospel. He emphasizes the importance of surrendering our schedules and allowing Jesus to work through us to reach the one person in front of us.

    David shares personal stories of encounters with individuals and how Jesus led him to share the gospel with them. He encourages listeners to expect God to reveal someone to them each day and to walk with Jesus in an abiding relationship.

    The conversation explores the idea of sharing the gospel and looking for opportunities to bring people to Jesus. It emphasizes the simplicity of the process and the importance of walking with Jesus and being aware of His presence.

    Chapters

    [00:00] Podcast Preview

    [00:45] Podcast Introduction

    [01:50] Topic and Guest Introduction

    [04:35] David McIver Testimony

    [07:28] Allowing Jesus to Work Through Us

    [12:02] Expecting God to Reveal the One Person Each Day

    [13:44] Walking with Jesus: The Key to Effective Witnessing

    [17:49] The Power of Prayer in Impacting Lives

    [23:00] The Simplicity of Sharing the Gospel

    [24:49] Walking with Jesus and Being Aware

    [27:05] The Power of Ordinary People

    [28:49] Being Open and Willing to Share

    [31:12] Encountering God in Unexpected Ways

    [34:39] Writing the Book "Looking for the One"

    [38:47] Encouraging Ordinary People

    [44:14] Book Information and Closing Remarks

    Resources mentioned:

    "Looking for the One" book


    Guest's bio and social handles:

    Website: Looking for the One

    Facebook

    David McIver has been with the PraiseLive team since 1985 and is currently the Executive Director. He has faithfully shepherded the ministry's growth from one FM signal out of Osakis, MN, to signals across Minnesota and the Dakotas. In addition, PraiseLive covers Africa and the Middle East via satellite, with over 60 FM signals rebroadcasting the worship format. People worldwide can experience Jesus at PraiseLive.org.

    David is a former chapel leader with Baseball Chapel, serving the Minnesota Twins. His passion is to look for the one who needs to experience Jesus! He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Bethel University.


    Call to action:

    Make sure to visit yourbiggestbreakthrough.com for your FREE access to our e-book and audiobook, "Unstoppable: Divine Intervention in Overcoming Adversity," showcasing six powerful real-life stories. Get ready to be inspired by these mind-blowing breakthroughs!

    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com

    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.

    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.

    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

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    47 mins
  • Episode 138: Humble Bragging: Meaning, Examples, Reasons, Dangers and Solutions
    Apr 30 2024

    In this episode, we dive deep into the world of humble bragging. You know what I'm talking about, right? It's that sneaky way people have of tooting their own horn while pretending to be all modest about it. And let's be real, we see it all the time on social media and even in our day-to-day chats.

    We're getting real here, sharing some of our own stories, and, trust me, we've got some pretty funny ones that'll have you chuckling. But it's not all laughs; we're also getting serious about the need to be mindful of why we say what we say. It's amazing how the Holy Spirit can nudge us towards the right intentions if we just pay attention.

    We're inviting you to join us on this journey of self-discovery. Let's take a hard look at our conversations. Are we seeking likes and validation, or are we striving for authenticity? We're all about ditching the humble brags and embracing genuine connections. you won't want to miss this episode.

    Chapters

    [00:00] Podcast Preview and Introduction

    [01:27] Humblebragging

    [02:36] Understanding Humblebrag

    [05:10] Reasons for Humblebrag

    [08:12] Identity and Insecurities

    [12:50] Dangers and Impact

    [17:24] Solutions for Humblebrag

    [20:50] Letting the Holy Spirit Lead

    [23:18] Avoiding Gossip

    [23:54] Conclusion and Call to Action

    Call to action:

    Make sure to visit yourbiggestbreakthrough.com for your FREE access to our e-book and audiobook, "Unstoppable: Divine Intervention in Overcoming Adversity," showcasing six powerful real-life stories. Get ready to be inspired by these mind-blowing breakthroughs!

    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com

    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.

    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.

    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

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  • Episode 137: Navigating Life's Unexpected Turns: Michelle Ross' Journey of Faith and Healing
    Apr 16 2024

    In this episode, our guest, Michelle Ross opens up about her journey of faith and trust, especially during the challenging times when her husband suffered a stroke, and she faced her own health issues. But what's remarkable is how she found solace and strength in relying on God, even in the darkest moments.

    She shares candidly about the importance of community and reaching out for help when needed. Michelle's message is all about taking those small steps toward healing and restoration, even when it seems daunting. And you know what? She's living proof that God doesn't waste our pain. Instead, He uses our struggles to build resilience and inspire others around us.

    Listening to Michelle's story will leave you feeling uplifted and encouraged, reminding us all of the incredible power of faith and the goodness of God, even in the midst of adversity. So, grab your headphones and get ready to be inspired by Michelle's journey of hope and resilience!

    Chapters

    [00:00] Podcast Episode Preview

    [01:00] Podcast Topic Introduction

    [02:41] Guest's Background Introduction

    [04:30] The Impact of Michelle's Husband's Stroke

    [07:09] Questioning and Growing in Faith

    [08:30] Michelle's Faith Journey

    [10:23] Michelle's Struggles as Preacher's Kid

    [12:30] Rebounding Into Worse Relationships

    [15:04] Michelle's Experience with Homelessness

    [16:35] Reconnecting with God and the Church

    [18:43] Real Encounter with God

    [20:03] Overcoming Health Issues Through Lifestyle Changes

    [24:16] The Connection Between Diet, Mind, and Spirit

    [28:00] The Ministry of Receiving Help

    [29:58] The Importance of Community and Support

    [32:19] The Impact of Michelle's Story on Others

    [33:35] God Does Not Waste Our Pains

    [36:44] Practical Tips for Those Going Through Tough Times

    [40:30] Invitation to Access Free Resources and Conclusion

    Resources:

    KSWP Website

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Guest's bio:

    Michelle Ross is the president and general manager of KSWP radio in Lufkin, Texas, a station founded by her father over 30 years ago. Throughout her 29-year career, she has worked every conceivable job within the radio industry and has been a pillar of strength for the station.

    Michelle's life took a dramatic turn when her husband, Al, suffered a massive stroke, transforming her into a 24-hour caregiver. Despite the challenges, Michelle's faith has not wavered. She shared with us her journey from being a prodigal child to experiencing numerous breakthroughs in her life, including a return to Christ, healing in her marriage, overcoming disabling pain and food allergies, and now, navigating the uncertain path of her husband's recovery.

    As a pastor of "The River, a church for whosoever," Michelle continues to lead her congregation while caring for Al. Her story is a testament to the power of faith, the importance of community support, and the joy that can be found even in the midst of life's toughest trials.

    Call to action:

    Make sure to visit yourbiggestbreakthrough.com for your FREE access to our e-book and audiobook, "Unstoppable: Divine Intervention in Overcoming Adversity," showcasing six powerful real-life stories. Get ready to be inspired by these mind-blowing breakthroughs!

    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com

    To find out...

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    42 mins
  • Episode 136: Surrendering to God for Healing and Transformation with Nancy Willette
    Apr 2 2024

    In this episode, our guest, Nancy Willette shares her journey of faith and transformation, from living a structured life to finding her true passion in the outdoors. She opens up about her struggles with alcohol and the moment of despair that led her to seek God's help. Through divine intervention, Nancy encounters a man in need of hope and redemption, and together they experience the power of God's love and obedience. This story highlights the importance of being open to God's leading and the impact we can have on others when we allow Him to work through us.

    In this conversation, Nancy Willette shares her journey of hiding her true self and the pain it caused. She emphasizes the power of surrendering to God and overcoming shame. Nancy discusses the prayer of surrender and the challenge of letting go of control.

    She also talks about surrendering to God's will and seeking help from others. Nancy shares how surrender played a role in her transition from a career in finance to becoming a fly fishing instructor. She highlights the importance of surrendering to God's healing and miracles and the impact it has had on her life. Nancy concludes by discussing the connection between surrender and fly fishing as a metaphor for faith.

    Chapters:

    [00:00] - Podcast Preview

    [00:32] - Podcast Episode and Guest Introduction

    [03:50] - Nancy's RV Lifestyle and Love for Fishing

    [05:30] - Nancy's Faith Journey and Alcohol Struggle

    [06:22] - The Turning Point from Despair

    [08:06] - The Conflict of Living a Double Life

    [09:20] - Nancy's Moment of Surrender

    [10:03] - The Intervention and Recovery

    [11:49] - The Power of Asking God for Help

    [14:28] - The Story of Steve and Divine Intervention

    [19:08] - The Importance of Obedience and Listening

    [20:00] - The Pain of Hiding and Shame

    [23:08] - Encouragement for Those Struggling

    [24:12] - Nancy's Transition from Finance to Fly Fishing

    [27:03] - Nancy's Simple Prayer and Surrender

    [29:40] - The Healing Journey and New Beginnings

    [31:30] - Fly Fishing as a Ministry

    [33:56] - Writing a Book of Faith and Fishing Stories

    [36:02] - Living Boldly for God

    [37:14] - Divine Protection and Future Plans

    [39:02] - The Metaphor of Fly Fishing and Faith

    [40:52] - Praying for Listeners and Encouragement

    [42:24] - Episode Wrap-up and Takeaways

    Guest's bio and social handles:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Nancy Willette was formerly involved in the financial planning world. However, she has now transitioned to a life filled with adventures. Living out her dream, she now resides in an RV, accompanied by her dog, and spends her time fly fishing and instructing others in this skill, becoming an accomplished angler herself. Her mantra is to never give up on your miracle.

    Call to action:

    Make sure to visit yourbiggestbreakthrough.com for your FREE access to our e-book and audiobook, "Unstoppable: Divine Intervention in Overcoming Adversity," showcasing six powerful real-life stories. Get ready to be inspired by these mind-blowing breakthroughs!

    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com

    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.

    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so...

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    45 mins
  • Episode 135: Preston and Holly Todd's Faith Journey and Mission to End Slavery with Matthew 10 International
    Mar 19 2024

    In today's episode, we have a captivating conversation with Preston and Holly Todd, a couple whose journey is a testament to the transformative power of faith.

    Join us as Preston and Holly share their personal stories of conversion, love, and purpose. From encountering Jesus in supernatural ways to stepping out of their comfort zones and into the mission field, their experiences are both awe-inspiring and deeply moving.

    We delve into their involvement with the Matthew 10 ministry, where they are on the front lines of setting people free from the chains of brick kiln slavery in Pakistan. Learn how virtual gospel crusades during the pandemic became a lifeline for those in need and how you can be a part of this impactful work.

    From the harsh reality of brick kiln slavery to the joy of celebrating freedom, Preston and Holly emphasize the importance of taking action and making a difference. Find out how you can be part of this transformative mission and help rebuild lives.

    Tune in for a powerful conversation filled with faith, love, and an unwavering commitment to serve others. This is more than a podcast—it's an invitation to join a movement of hope and restoration. Don't miss out!

    Chapters

    (00:00:00) Podcast and Guests Introduction

    (00:04:08) Conversion Story of Holly

    (00:07:37) Conversion Story Preston

    (00:09:44) Meeting and Falling in Love

    (00:12:17) Prayer and Trusting God's Timing

    (00:15:11) Deep Intimacy with Christ

    (00:19:22) Growing in Faith and Trusting God in Suffering

    (00:27:00) How Their Faith Affects Their Family

    (00:33:41) Meeting Dr. Pete Sulack

    (00:37:00) Supernatural Encounter with Jesus

    (00:40:00) Spreading the Gospel Virtually

    (00:41:17) Journey to Pakistan

    (00:44:10) Discovering the Reality of Brick Kiln Slavery

    (00:46:40) Causes and Consequences of Debt Bondage

    (00:51:10) Taking Action and Making a Difference

    (00:56:36) Freedom Celebrations and Re-establishment

    (01:01:07) The Impact of Setting People Free

    (01:04:26) Opportunity for Involvement and Transformation

    Resources mentioned:

    Matthew 10 International

    Help us set 12 families free this year: Donate here: https://fundraise-for-freedom.causevox.com/todd-isberner-wendie-pett

    Guest's bio and social handles:

    Preston Todd and Holly Scurry Todd are the VP of Global Missions & Discipleship and Church Planting at Matthew 10 International. They bring the gospel into difficult-to-access nations and they help to set captives free, literally, spiritually, and physically. They're on a mission to lead the lost to Jesus and rescue multi-generational families out of decades of slavery in the Middle East.

    In addition to serving at Matthew Ten International, it's their joy to lead ascent mentors and they have a huge desire to see young men and women connect to the heart of God and experience the relational nature of Jesus Christ through the power of one on one mentorship. When Holly and Preston were both in high school, they came to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior because their young life leaders intentionally spent time with them and taught them how to know Jesus instead of just knowing about him. And since then, they've had a passion to meet kids right where they are and help them truly know him as the best gift this side of heaven.

    Preston and Holly Todd Holly are newlyweds and they would both say that they have married their dream spouse. Holly is a bonus mom to Preston's eleven-year-old twins, Ruth and Liam. The word of God is their source of strength and their life verse is Acts 20:24.

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    1 hr and 8 mins
  • Episode 134: Compassionate Caregiving: Lessons Learned from Caring for Carol
    Mar 5 2024

    In this episode of our podcast, we open up about the emotional and challenging journey we've been on while caring for Todd's mother, Carol, who is fighting a tough battle with aggressive bone cancer. We explore the complexities we've faced while navigating the healthcare system, the importance of being advocates in elder care, and the deep, life-changing lessons we've learned about compassion, love, and the honor it is to serve the elderly.

    Our conversation is a sincere reflection on the personal impact that caregiving has had on us and the universal need for empathy when dealing with terminal illness.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction

    01:13 Facing the Unexpected

    02:08 Gratitude and Generations

    05:16 Encountering a Health Crisis

    08:33 The Need for Advocacy

    10:12 God's Strength and Surrender

    12:53 Caring for the Elderly

    15:29 Honoring the Elderly

    17:39 Bringing Mom Home

    20:10 Carol's Gratitude and faith

    21:04 Perspective on Life and Heaven

    22:13 Enduring trials and finding joy

    22:44 Choosing not to complain

    23:53 Serving the elderly

    Call to action:

    Make sure to visit yourbiggestbreakthrough.com for your FREE access to our e-book and audiobook, "Unstoppable: Divine Intervention in Overcoming Adversity," showcasing six powerful real-life stories. Get ready to be inspired by these mind-blowing breakthroughs!

    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com

    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.

    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.

    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

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    25 mins
  • Episode 133: Forgiving the Unforgivable: Pastor Mark Sowersby's Testimony
    Feb 20 2024

    We all go through moments where forgiving someone is really hard. But in this podcast episode, you'll hear a different perspective on forgiveness.

    Our guest, Pastor Mark Sowersby, bravely talks about his tough childhood marked by abuse and how he struggled to forgive and heal.

    He talks about how abuse affects the mind and how there wasn't much support or awareness back then. Pastor Mark also shares how he found faith and a supportive community, and how forgiveness changed his life.

    He opens up about confronting his abuser and the relief he felt after forgiving them. Pastor Mark ends with words of hope and prayer for anyone who has been through trauma.

    In this podcast, Pastor Mark Sowersby shares a strong message about God's grace and why being true to ourselves in our relationship with Him matters.

    Chapters

    00:00 Podcast's Introduction

    01:35 Guest's Background

    02:50 The Start of the Years of Abuse

    05:32 Impact of Abuse on Pastor Mark's family

    07:27 Effects of Abuse on Mark's Mind

    09:24 The Turning Point of His Life

    12:03 Finding Refuge and Protection

    14:41 Finding Faith and Joining a Church

    16:57 Seeking God's presence

    19:21 Receiving God's Answer

    20:45 Reading the Bible and Meeting His Future Wife

    23:39 Struggle with Forgiveness

    24:48 Moving the Mountain of Forgiveness

    26:30 Putting the Cross in Front

    28:18 Confronting the Abuser

    30:27 Understanding Forgiveness

    34:50 The Journey of Forgiveness

    37:02 Mark's Future Projects

    38:24 Encouragement and Prayer

    Resources mentioned:

    Forgiving The Nightmare Website

    "Forgiving The Nightmare" Book

    Guest's bio and social handles:

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Pastor Mark Sowersby accepted the position of Lead Pastor at Calvary Community Church in the summer of 2021.

    He grew up in North Attleboro, MA, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Zion Bible College/Northpoint Bible College. He has been an ordained minister with the Assembly of God for 25 years.

    Pastor Mark also leads a ministry called Forgiving the Nightmare. In 2019 he went through a time of great healing and began speaking about the experiences of his past, God’s grace, and the transformational work of forgiveness in his life. He now speaks about his story through his ministry and book Forgiving The Nightmare.

    When he isn’t serving his congregation and his community through ministry, teaching, and support, you can find him on all the trails and lakes of New England, spending time with his family. He and his wife Jennifer are blessed with four healthy children.


    Call to action:

    Make sure to visit yourbiggestbreakthrough.com for your FREE access to our e-book and audiobook, "Unstoppable: Divine Intervention in Overcoming Adversity," showcasing six powerful real-life stories. Get ready to be inspired by these mind-blowing breakthroughs!

    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com

    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.

    All the links you need to subscribe to the...

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    42 mins
  • Episode 132: Finding Strength in the Face of Adversity: A Story of Resilience with Michele Arnoldy
    Feb 6 2024

    In this episode, we had the privilege of speaking with Michele Arnoldy, a woman who has experienced incredible breakthroughs in her life. Michele shares her personal journey of navigating through the challenges of her husband's mental illness and PTSD, ultimately leading to his tragic death by suicide.

    Michele's story is a powerful testament to the strength and resilience that can be found in leaning on God during the darkest times. Despite the heartbreak and pain, Michele's faith in Jesus remained unwavering, and she found hope and healing through her relationship with Him.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction

    01:20 Guest's Background

    05:08 Encountering Jesus and Surrendering

    07:45 Meeting Chris and Sharing Jesus

    10:15 Chris' Decision to Go Back to the Military

    11:40 Year-Long Argument and Decision to Enlist

    15:55 Chris's Deployment to Afghanistan

    19:42 Strain on Marriage and Emotional Rollercoaster

    26:01 Chris's Return and Reuniting

    31:47 Moving to South Carolina and Dating Again

    34:10 Moving to Des Moines, Iowa

    36:13 Chris' Struggles with PTSD

    38:40 Chris' Admission and Seeking Help

    39:33 Chris' Job Loss and Behavioral Changes

    43:29 Navigating the Emotional Impact of Chris' Death

    46:03 Finding Breakthrough Through Jesus

    Guest's bio and social handles:

    Facebook: @coach2potential

    Instagram: @michelearnoldy

    Michelle Arnoldy has been a mentor at heart for 10-plus years. She has formally spoken into people's lives, molding them personally and professionally. Her life goal is never to stop growing herself to add value to others, and her passion is living well with purpose and intentionally helping others to do the same.

    Michelle worked as an RN for nearly four decades, primarily in yard departments, and she wrote a memoir now spanning her 20-year difficult marriage to her late husband, Chris. She shares a strong message of hope during the tragedy of his death, her vulnerability with intermarriage trials, the challenges of mental illness, the truth of her faith journey, and how her faith sustained her throughout that time. This memoir is called "His Last Breath: A Soldier, his wife, and the Man That Saved Them Both." But Michelle is a proud mother of three sons and two daughters in love and five little grand littles. She lives hilltop in an old English cottage in South Minneapolis with her two doggie roommates, Macy and Sadie.

    Call to action:

    Make sure to visit yourbiggestbreakthrough.com for your FREE access to our e-book and audiobook, "Unstoppable: Divine Intervention in Overcoming Adversity," showcasing six powerful real-life stories. Get ready to be inspired by these mind-blowing breakthroughs!

    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com

    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.

    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.

    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

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    49 mins