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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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Mar 27, 2017

Jed Ostoich is an editor (his twitter handle is @thejeditor!) and writer who lives in the Dallas area. He's a husband and father, and he attended Dallas Theological Seminary.

How Our Stories Intersected

Jed and I met through my daughter Sophie. They are coworkers at Right Now Media.

In this episode, Jed talks openly about growing up poor, yet strong in faith. But eventually a time came when the overwhelming bills he had to pay (with no money) threatened to shake him to his core. For anyone who's battled provision and fear, you'll be blessed by this story.

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.

The End

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  • And leaving a review will help get the restory show in many more earbuds. Thanks in advance!
Mar 20, 2017

Anna LeBaron is a woman with an amazing story. We met at a writers conference a few years ago before she started writing this book, The Polygamist's Daughter. I've had the privilege of reading and endorsing this book, and I'm also thankful for my friend Leslie Wilson's wordcrafting in this page-turning book.

How Our Stories Intersected

Since that meeting at the writer's conference, Anna has become a friend. She recently started a new business helping authors launch their books and was invaluable on my launch team for Worth Living. She's a firecracker with a stunning, crazy story!

In this episode, Anna shares about her upbringing in a polygamist cult. Her father was Ervil LeBaron, and you can read about his criminal history here. Her story is full of anguish, poverty, and crazy middle-of-the-night moves and brushes with the law. But ultimately, her story is one of hope and redemption, which is why I knew I wanted her on this 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.

The End

  • If this episode has literally knocked your socks off (sorry if your feet are now cold), would you please consider telling your friends and enemies and pets?
  • And leaving a review will help get the restory show in many more earbuds. Thanks in advance!
Mar 13, 2017

Laura McClellan is a lawyer and an amazing podcaster at The Productive Woman. (Be sure to check it out). She's also a novelist, a mom and a wife who has an amazing story of survival.

How Our Stories Intersected

Laura and I met at our writers group (I think? Or maybe our paths crossed in a different way? But I know it had to do with writing). She's a novelist in addition to being a lawyer and a successful podcaster. She's the one who helped me believe I could podcast with guests, walking me through Call Recorder for SKYPE. Beyond that, though, Laura is smart and thoughtful. I had no idea she had such a stressful/amazing story!

In this episode, Laura talks openly about her upbringing, what propelled her into the foster care system, and how gratitude marks her life today.

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.

The End

  • If this episode has literally knocked your socks off (sorry if your feet are now cold), would you please consider telling your friends and enemies and pets?
  • And leaving a review will help get the restory show in many more earbuds. Thanks in advance!
Mar 6, 2017

Vonda Vestal is a dear, dear friend of mine who is a teacher and a speaker. In fact, she spoke at the Restory Conference last year, making a huge impact with her story. (She's blurry in this photo because that girl can PREACH, and she moves while she talks!)

How Our Stories Intersected

Vonda and I met because our friend Brandon (her husband) told us he met someone special, and we were so excited to meet her. So we've known her and Brandon since before they were married. They also came on a mission trip with us to Montreal, and I had the privilege of seeing her minister to others. She is a gem. I will never forget when we were singing worship songs in French because it was the first time she'd heard worship music in another language. She was so moved, moved to tears.

That's a strong indication of her heart. I fully believe Vonda will be sharing her story more and more as the years move on. Would you pray for her that God would release her to speak?

In today's podcast, Vonda speaks openly about racism, what it's like to be a racially mixed marriage, and her deep love for Jesus. I know you'll be blessed beyond belief.

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.

The End

  • If this episode has literally knocked your socks off (sorry if your feet are now cold), would you please consider telling your friends and enemies and pets?
  • And leaving a review will help get the restory show in many more earbuds. Thanks in advance!
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