She is a Seattle mother of 8, grandmother of 3, wife to 1, for 30 years- seeking to capture the heartbeat of the amazing everyday people that inspire her to love her Lord & community deeper...and sharing that with the world.
Living with Alzheimer's. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a parent with Alzheimer's living with you?  How about as a young woman?  Lee Ann shares her story of faith from a little Italian girl, who never knew her father. She was raised by her single mom who though she  only had the opportunity to complete a 6th grade education gave Lee Ann the love and strong faith foundation she would need for life. Today  Lee Ann is an adjunct professor at the South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary and the author of many books, including The Brightest Minds in Children's Spirituality. She has created many videos and children's books to help parents in raising Christian kids. Her desire to give back is palpable, and in her story you will see what made her the joyful Christian woman she is today. IThes. 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."--------------------------------------Sharing Points:Italian upbringingRaised by a single momSaved from her mother's abusive boyfriendFatherless upbringingSaved from abuseNot able to go to collegeA young adult caregiver for her mother with Alzheimer'sMother with Alzheimer's gets lost for daysTransition to a care facilityMarriage and familySeaKids MinistryRaising Christian Kids PodcastThe Brightest Minds in Children's Spirituality Her producer  Cliff McDowell 23 EntertainmentBooks turned into an animation series called SeaKidsSouth Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary Adjunct ProfessorResources:Lee Ann Mancini's Website:https://leeannmancini.com/Ken Hamm "Answers in Genesis" FB Group Raising Christian KidsSeaKids TV- https://seakidstv.com/------------------------------------------For more everyday extraordinary faith stories:https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/*FREE APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place.  Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!To suggest a story that must be told, yours or someone else’s, let’s chat. Also, we would love to support you in prayer.lfhpodcast@gmail.comTo join our Facebook Group for bonus live stories and convos:https://www.facebook.com/groups/3475957805750898For one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletterhttps://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/newsletter/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=32455563" data-patreon-widget-type="become-patron-button">Become a Patron!
Family honor.  Does your family name bring you joy? For some it brings shame, and a deep desire to restore that honor.  Jerry Dugan shares his story and journey to bring honor to his family name.   At 14, in his mind, his family name stood for trouble, heartbreak, bullying, racial microaggressions  and  brokenness.   He had already been through so much in his young  life. And this environment took a huge toll.Jerry shares with us the life-changing  prayers and  loving God that lead him to a new family honor, and helped him to change the generational patterns that informed his childhood. He isn't perfect, but he is The Real Jerry Dugan.Jeremiah 1:5-"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed  you a prophet to the nations." --------------------------------------Topics Shared:Biracial childhood Tiger MomPerformance-based acceptancePerformance-based affectionTop Gun style bet to break up his parentsHeart-breaking divorceThe Army brushed a lot of things under the carpetSuicide ideations and suicide attemptsInterventionLoving foster home Bullied by uncles in Ca.  His gentle father flips the switch to military policeman with army trainingA turning pointDeployment to Kuwait, 1/'03-3/'03Writing the 'in case I die' letterWar homecoming and seeing his kids for the first timeQuotes:"When you are 7 or 8 years old and the amount of affection you are getting from your mom, the kind of attention you get from your mom is solely based on your performance in an activity, that sets a weird expectation.""In the movies they always have that 'in case I die' letter they hand to their buddy to hand off, but I was so convinced I was going to die, that I wrote my letter. I disguised the wording just enough so it didn't freak my wife out when she read it, but it was there. Everything I wanted to say to her was in that letter.  I folded it, and I mailed it that night. It was one last mail run before we crossed the border.""We as a church can do better, back off the condemnation,  and demonstrate more of the Jesus who hung out with prostitutes and tax collectors and treated them with dignity, treated them with respect because he honored their dignity."References:Beyond the Rut Website & Podcast:https://beyondtherut.com/https://therealjerrydugan.com/Jerry Dugan's Ted Talk:http://therealjerrydugan.com/category/biblical-marriage/Marriage Episode with Meg Glesener:https://beyondtherut.com/meg-glesener-healthy-marriage-btr-236/The Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255& Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/------------------------------------------For more inspiring stories:https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/For one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletterhttps://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/newsletter/We r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live :)... all you need to do is type in ‘Letters From Home Podcast’ and it should pop right up.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=32455563" data-patreon-widget-type="become-patron-button">Become a Patron!
Can you imagine being falsely accused as a pastor?  And then adding to that, false charges filed against you, where the FBI gets involved? Awful charges. Markus Watson walks through what he and his family went through,  at their church. But that is not the final chapter.  Markus has arisen from that devastating chapter with a new chapter in his life.  He is currently the pastor at Westmoreland Community Presbyterian Church, and the best-selling author, of Beyond Thingification, but more importantly, he knows he is God's beloved.  His story will grip your heart, and change your perspective on so many levels.Jer. 31:3-"The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you." ------------------------------------------Topics Shared:Raised in faithAspiring Hollywood actorA change of plansFuller Seminary Pastoring his first churchEmergency meeting while on sabbaticalAccused of  pornForensic analysis of his laptop  Turns into a potential criminal investigation The FBI got involvedHow the attorney knew he was innocent Exonerated by the PresbyteryVoted out of his churchFlourish San Diego Beyond ThingificationPastor at Westmorland Community Presbyterian ChurchMarkus' Quotes: "The FBI had my laptop." "There are some good things that came out of this that were very painful at the time."" 'Lord, I don't deserve your love.' What a terrible message to be telling myself over and over and over again.""I spent a lot of time in the Psalms, Psalms of lament.""I had this image of myself having lost everything, sitting in a prison cell." "We had double our normal attendance that Sunday.  Everyone will show up for a scandal.""The thought of being a pastor again felt like being thrown into a snake pit.""We can't love someone if we are judging them."Links:Markus Watson's Website:https://www.markuswatson.com/Westmorland Community Food Pantry:https://www.westmorlandfoodpantry.com/------------------------------------------For more inspiring stories:https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/*FREE APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place.  Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letters-from-home-podcast/id1525564599For one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletterhttps://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/newsletter/We r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher,  Alexa, Siri, Amazon, Audible Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=32455563" data-patreon-widget-type="become-patron-button">Become a Patron!
Pain. We all have it to various degrees. And sometimes, in the heat of it, we don't know the purpose.  Purpose Pains.  This is the book Deonte Bolden wrote. Deonte, Beloved and Jazzy, hosts of the DNA Podcast share their faith stories, and the discoveries of the purpose for their hardest moments.  This is a journey that will encourage and uplift your faith!Jeremiah 33:3-"Call to me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. "------------------------------------------Links:Deonte Bolden Productionshttps://www.deonteboldenproductions.com/Instagram Handles:@thednapodcastshowliveDeonte-@deonteboldenproductionsJazzy-@sassy__jazzyBeloved-@ reignsgems_7 DNA Podcast Hosts Sharing Points:Deonte: -Growing up very young-Muscular Dystrophy-Losing his brother senior year-Delayed grieving process-Experimenting with same sex relationships-Accountability group help-First stage production "Looking For Love in All The Wrong Places"  -"The Skin I'm In"Quotes From Deonte: "He turned that test into a testimony. ""With this whole COVID experience, you realize that life is short and you want to love people while they are here."  "We expose our wounds to let God do the healing."Beloved:-God changed her name -Seeking for long in the wrong places-Three months of marriage and feeling like a failure -Verbal and emotional abuse -the mentality of abandonmentQuotes From Beloved: "When God changed me on the inside, He let me know 'Your name is now Beloved' because you are my Beloved one and I love you with all my heart, mind and soul." "I always just wanted a mother, and she was too busy trying to be my friend.""I know I was born for greatness."Jazzy:-Sweet parents-Traumatic teen years-Unhealthy relationships-Body image-Forgiving her perpetrators-Fear of rejection-The Lord has me on the 'Do Not Touch' listQuotes From Jazzy:"I can identify the feelings that I had back then , but I am not inside of those feelings. I have finally reached a place of wholeness . I use it as a testimony now. I use it to empower myself"."My favorite book of the Bible is Genesis. It is the best soap opera." ------------------------------------------For more inspiring stories:https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/*FREE APP* Letters From Home Podcast has its own downloadable app., with all of our episodes in one easy place.  Search our podcast name in the Apple APP store, and in the Google Play store. All free!Google Play: play.Google.com/store/appsApple App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letters-from-home-podcast/id1525564599For one splashy bright monthly Letters From Home Newsletterhttps://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/newsletter/We r on Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon, Audible Google, iHeartRadio and all of the places podcasts live :)... all you need to do is type in ‘Letters From Home Podcast’ and it should pop right up.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=32455563" data-patreon-widget-type="become-patron-button">Become a Patron!
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Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Episode Count
74
Podcast Count
22
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2 days, 17 hours
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