Monthly Archives: June 2020

85: Katherine Wolf | Suffer Strong



We saved one of the very best for last as we close out the season with the one and only, Katherine Wolf. After miraculously surviving a near-fatal brainstem stroke at the age 26, life for Katherine and Jay Wolf changed forever. There was no going back to normal after such a tragedy, yet Katherine and Jay learned that suffering is not the end, but rather the beginning of a brand new story.

Katherine shares with us her incredible story of finding joy in embracing the new normal God had prepared for her, how to rewrite the narrative of our own hard circumstances by turning our definitions of suffering into declarations of strength, and the importance of letting go of the myth that joy can only be found in a pain-free life.

This was without a doubt one of our very favorite conversations of the season. We were just blown away by her story and the joy and gratitude for life that she has found on the other side of tragedy. Keep your tissues handy!

Listen in!

 

Katherine's Book: Suffer Strong

 

Music featured in this episode:
Casey Darnell, Moments

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84: Caitlyn Crosby | The Giving Keys



On today’s episode we’re chatting with Caitlyn Crosby, the founder of one of our favorite companies doing beautiful work in the world, The Giving Keys. If you’ve ever seen someone wearing a key around their neck, chances are it was a Giving Key, which means it was handmade by someone transitioning out of homelessness.

 

Caitlyn shares with us today the story of how she built this incredible company from a merch table at her singing gigs to a thriving business with a mission to end homelessness. The Giving Keys have been carried in over 1400 stores such as Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Magnolia and more. Caitlyn’s inspiring story is a great reminder of how with a little creativity, we can all be a force for good to those around us. Listen in!

 

Caitlyn's Book: You are the Key

 

Music featured in this episode:
Casey Darnell, Moments

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83: Morgan Harper Nichols | Start Where You Are



On today’s episode we’re chatting with the incredibly talented Morgan Harper Nichols!  Morgan is an artist and a poet whose work is inspired by real life stories she receives everyday through social media.  Her newest book, All Along You Were Blooming is a collection of Morgan's encouraging poetry and creativity on the printed page.

 

Morgan shares with us the highs and lows of life as an artist, her story of stumbling into an unlikely calling on the other side of surrender, and how the power of listening to each others stories is the key to connecting us all. Morgan’s passion and gratitude for life is contagious! We could not have enjoyed our time more! Listen in!

 

 

“Even if you're not where you want to be or thought you would be, just look closely, look all around you, see what you can gather, what you can learn here, what people you can glean from, because it's going to have a much greater impact down the road than you could ever know right now, so just trust and be present, and you will look back and be glad you chose to be faithful.”

 

 

Music featured in this episode:
Casey Darnell, Moments

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82: Meshali Mitchell | Trust God in the Waiting



On today’s episode we’ve invited our good friend and world renowned photographer, Meshali Mitchell to join us and share some wisdom on finding hope and encouragement in a season of waiting.  Meshali is known for her incredible gift of capturing the heart and soul through her beautiful portraits, which is why she’s one of the most highly sought after photographers on the planet.

 

We talk with Meshali about what it looks like to wait well, our active part to play in a season of waiting, and the gifts and growth that can only come through trusting God to the other side. Grab your coffee and join us, this is a GOOD ONE!

 

What book has changed your life?
The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson

What habit has changed your life?
Consistent Morning Routine

What’s advice would you give to the younger you?

Trust More, Worry Less.

 

Music featured in this episode:
Casey Darnell, Moments

Connect with Chris & Jenni:
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