I’m thrilled to bring you Part 2 of my conversation with Melody Lovvorn.  In this part of our discussion, Melody shared the story of reconciliation and remarriage with Trey.  We also talk about about practical ways to discuss these sensitive topics within marriage, healthy boundaries, and expectations within relationships.

Please reach out to Melody if you or someone you know is walking through a marriage crisis.  She and her husband Trey also have a podcast you can check out, https://undoneredone.com.

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Date posted: October 9, 2018 | Author: | No Comments »

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I can’t tell you what this story meant to me.  God is wild and intentional, and I absolutely loved getting to have this time with Melody.  Her story is one of redemption and the never ending love of our Father.   Just a sneak peak – Melody and her husband Tray we married with 4 kids under 5 when Melody discovered Tray’s sexual addiction and betrayal.  Their marriage ended in divorce and then 6 years later, they got remarried and are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their second marriage!  Wow.

Through a nightmare situation, one we can’t imagine unless you have been through it, she learned to be loved by God regardless of her performance.  She was able to forgive her husband after years of addiction and betrayal.  This story brings incredible hope!  I pray this speaks to you in an intentional way, and that you will share with a friend who will also be encouraged by it.

Please reach out to Melody if you are in a crisis situation such as the one we discuss on this episode. She loves coaching women going through these touch situations, don’t hesitate!

Melody’s Email : melody@undoneredone.com

Tray and Melody’s Website and Podcast: https://undoneredone.com

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Date posted: October 2, 2018 | Author: | No Comments »

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What can I say?  I love Ellie Holcomb, I basically asked her all the things I was curious about, like “What’s it like to be you?” She was real and honest, and we are pretty much best friends now, so there’s that.

Ellie and her husband Drew (yes from Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors) have now 3 children (she was pregnant with her 3rd child during this interview), so we talked about being a momma and having a music career.  We talked about how through the hard things, she knows even more that God is good deep in inside of her.  She is vibrant and loves Jesus, and it was truly a delight to have her on the show.

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Date posted: September 18, 2018 | Author: | No Comments »

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20,000 Words is Back!

After taking several much needed weeks off this summer from podcasting and social media,  I am coming into the Fall fresh and ready to dig in with some absolutely amazing women on the podcast, including THE Sandi Patty!  This Fall we have some serious, “let’s talk about the hard, real stuff of life” episodes, but we also have some just plain fun episodes coming your way.  Be sure to subscribe if you haven’t yet!

Y’all, talking to Sandi Patty was such an honor!  Who hasn’t been a fan of her music over the years?   There is so much to Sandi’s story that I did not know, until getting my hands on an advance copy of her new book.  She shared with me about sexual abuse she experienced as a child, what she would go back and tell the younger version of herself, and she just encouraged me personally so much as a young mom and wife.  We both cried, so you know it was a good one!

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Preorder Sandi’s New Book, The Voice

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Date posted: September 4, 2018 | Author: | No Comments »

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This episode features such a sweetheart, her name is Jessica Satterfield.  Jessica is a wife and momma to two young kiddos via adoption.  Jessica thought her life would look a little differently than it does today.  She has always felt called to motherhood, ever since she was a child.  So obviously, she was in for a big surprise when she and her husband began trying to get pregnant and it just wasn’t happening.  She talks about the miraculous stories of both of their adoptions, but also how she has not lost hope for complete healing for her body.

Through this journey she has started a ministry called “The Garden,” a local community of women walking deeper into the heart of the Father, through the journeys of infertility, miscarriage, and adoption.  This is a place where women are finding is hope and celebrating God’s goodness as miracles are happening among these women.  Jessica may look like an adorable southern belle, but she is also a powerhouse for the Lord, you’ll hear what I mean in this interview!

Show Links:

http://www.gracewhilewewait.com

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Date posted: July 23, 2018 | Author: | No Comments »

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