Breaking the Cycle: Transforming Anger into Love in Parenting with Jennifer Sakata

Jennifer Sakata

Having grown up with an alcoholic mother and stepdad she didn’t understand that her family life was dysfunctional. Not until she began to notice that her friends’ families functioned much differently than her own. But when she became a teen, she and her little sister were removed from that environment. Unfortunately, the sisters were separated, each going to live with their respective grandparents. Only then did Jennifer begin to understand the difference between a house and a home.

Celebrating My 100th Episode with My Husband and Kids: John, Elise and Jacob

Roper Family

I thought it would be fun to introduce you to my husband, John, and our children, Elise and Jacob, and have them share some of their stories from growing up on the farm. I ask each of them share their thoughts on what it means to build their faith and what kind of legacy they want to leave. John even shares a story I’d never heard before about being put in a police car and hauled off to be interrogated! This was while we were married, y’all! How did the kids know this story and I didn’t??

Miracles in the Journey: Navigating Faith Through Four Battles with Cancer with Lori Margo

Lori Margo

“Faith is the refusal to panic.” This quote by Dennis Rainey had a profound impact on Lori Margo as she walked through her difficult journey with cancer. Because her own mother had been diagnosed with cancer at the same age Lori received her first diagnosis and passed away two short years later, she had every reason to panic. But as she walked her own path, she realized that if you’re going to believe the Bible, you’ve got to believe the whole Bible.

How One Woman’s Purpose Led to Connecting Women with God with Mandy Hood

Mandy Hood

Have you ever wondered if God had something specific for you to do? That maybe you missed your calling, or you don’t know what your purpose is? I think all of us at least once in our lives have questioned, “What am I here for?” or “Is there an assignment you have for me God?”

Mandy Hood, a self-described introvert, felt God calling her to become involved in helping at a crisis pregnancy center years ago and stepped into a volunteer role. Several years later she felt God leading her to leave her job as an office administrator after 24 years and took a job in that crisis pregnancy center. That career shift led to a one-third cut in her family income.

Hope for Widows and the People Who Love Them with Marilyn Nutter

Marilyn Nutter

Did you know the average age of a widow is 59? And there are eleven million widows in the United States with 1000 women becoming widowed every day?? This is a sobering topic none of us likes to think about, but the truth is, because it’s so prevalent, we need to talk about it.

Marilyn Nutter suddenly became a widow twelve years ago after 42 years of marriage and knows first-hand that widowhood is an uncomfortable the topic. But she also knows that there are many women out there, like herself, who are hurting and looking for resources to help.