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Restory Show

Last summer God birthed the concept of restory in me. I prayed a lot about what would be next, moving from "living uncaged" to learning about and encouraging others to embrace a brand new story. This resonated through me as I considered a podcast. I dreamed of having people on the podcast who shared jaw-dropping stories, who exemplified faithfulness, sacrifice, humbleness, along with a big heart for Jesus. I wanted to see turnaround stories, where God had intersected a life, and that life was no longer the same. So I prayed. And God answered. He brought people to me. He reminded me of others. Instead of fretting about what to say or who to invite, this podcasting process has become something entirely different. God has made it sweet and nearly effortless. I cannot wait to share with you all these amazing interviews. And today's? It'll change your life.
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Oct 31, 2016

Chris Marlow is a thinker, a visionary, and, now, an author who loves to make a profound, but simple dent in the problems of this world. He does this through his nonprofit, Help One Now.

He recently released Doing Good Is Simple.

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He wrote the book to help the American church realize a lifestyle of giving isn't complicated, and it can be shame-free.

How Our Stories Intersected

I met Chris when I went to Haiti on a blogger trip several years ago with Help One Now. While there we saw the need to build a school, and by God's miraculous provision, coupled with the generosity of God's people, we were able to build a new school in Haiti. It changed my life. What I really loved about our time was how Chris and his organization empowered local leaders and sought their wisdom. They didn't barge in and try to change things. Instead, they listened.

As in all my episodes, I pray for you at the end. It's my sincere hope that you'll walk away from the Restory Show changed and challenged.

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Oct 24, 2016

Tricia is so much more than a writer. Not only does she write a dizzying amount of novels and nonfiction, but she's the mom of many, many children. She has a heart for the world, and this girl LOVES to pray. Oh how I love Tricia's heart, and I know you'll enjoy meeting her on today's edition of the Restory Show.

How Our Stories Intersected

Tricia and I must've met at a writers conference about a decade ago, but I can't remember. (I'm getting old!) I asked her in the podcast, and she echoed what I thought. "Haven't we known each other forever?" It feels that way (in the best possible way).

In this episode we talk about her story, growing up needing love, finding it in boys, being a pregnant teen, then turning her life over to Jesus. The bulk of the episode we talk about the Goyers journey of adoption. It's an amazing story, folks. Especially pay attention to what Tricia's husband John shared after they'd listened to a message about adoption at church.

As in all my episodes, I pray for you at the end. It's my sincere hope that you'll walk away from the Restory Show changed and challenged.

They Help us Bring You More Stories

This episode is brought to you by Audible. Get your free audio book by going to http://www.audibletrial.com/restory. Today I'm recommending Not Marked. You can find it here.

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Oct 17, 2016

Fran is a beacon of light for those who have the pleasure of knowing her. She has suffered tragedy and trauma, and yet her heart is to help others navigate grief. And she has a heart for the world. You'll hear more in this special edition of the Restory Show

How Our Stories Intersected

Fran and I met officially at my hairdresser's place! (My hairdresser, Michelle, is amazing and she is a connector to the core). Fran then came to the Rockwall Christian Writers Group. She had a book about grief that she wanted our feedback on. Not too long after, she and her husband Howard started Authenticity Book House. It's an amazing ministry! They resource theologically under-resourced countries by using native translators (usually pastors). They also run a publishing company for authors that gives generous royalty splits, and they allow authors to keep their copyrights. I've had the privilege of walking alongside ABH for the past year.

In this episode we talk about Fran's growing up in Indonesia, her stint (long) at a boarding school, her growing up years after coming to the USA, meeting her first husband, their journey through his brain tumor diagnosis, Fran's grief journey after losing him, and where she finds herself today.

The book she shared that had such an impact on her was (click image to purchase):

Not My Will Book

And her book she wrote about Widowhood is:

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As in all my episodes, I pray for you at the end. It's my sincere hope that you'll walk away from the Restory Show changed and challenged.

They Help us Bring You More Stories

This episode is brought to you by Audible. Get your free audio book by going to http://www.audibletrial.com/restory. Today I'm recommending Not Marked. You can find it here.

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Oct 10, 2016

Jim Rubart is a novelist and marketer that I've known toward the beginning of my publishing career. He's in my mastermind group. Jim loves his wife and two boys, which is really what I think of when I think of him (and isn't that the best way to be known?).

How Our Stories Intersected

Jim and I met at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference in the mid 2000s. Shortly after, he got an agent and a book contract for his first novel, Rooms. This year, his novel The Five Times I Met Myself won book of the year!

In this episode we talk a lot about the artist's insecurity, and how accomplishment doesn't fill that gaping hole--only a steadfast relationship with Jesus does that. We must settle our worth because publishing (or any other thing we may pursue) cannot validate our lives.

As in all my episodes, I pray for you at the end. It's my sincere hope that you'll walk away from the Restory Show changed and challenged.

They Help us Bring You More Stories

This episode is brought to you by Audible. Get your free audio book by going to http://www.audibletrial.com/restory. This week, I recommend any of Jim Rubart's audio books that you can find here.

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Oct 3, 2016

Erin MacPherson is one of my favorite people. Oh how I love her humor, her heart, and her passion for her family. She's a delight!

How Our Stories Intersected

Erin and I met through a mutual friend, Kathi Lipp. We are now in a mastermind group together. She's a mom, a wife, and a writer, and she works in marketing. Her story started off strong, but then hit a snag.

In this episode we commiserate about having a career in the arts (and ministry). So if you're trying to make a living through the arts, I think you'll really enjoy her advice about taking the next step. (It's toward the end of the episode).

[Tweet "How do you deal with trying to make $ with your art? Find insight on the Restory Show."]

As in all my episodes, I pray for you at the end. It's my sincere hope that you'll walk away from the Restory Show changed and challenged.

They Help us Bring You More Stories

This episode is brought to you by Audible. Get your free audio book by going to http://www.audibletrial.com/restory.

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