Finding New Purpose After My Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Diagnosis

October 14, 2021

“God wastes nothing, even disability. He has a purpose for you right where you are.” After receiving her EMT certification, Cady Bell was on the path to becoming a doctor to use her skills in service overseas. But when she began experiencing severe pain, seizures, stomach issues, and fainting, her life’s plan dramatically changed. As…

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Even If… I Will Still Rejoice in My Suffering

October 7, 2021

Renee Dollenmayer, a college student living with chronic pain and spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, is returning to the podcast to share about her online outreach to other women who live with physical and spiritual challenges.

If you you feel limited by a disability or lack of support, be encouraged that God can use you to bring others to himself—just like he is using Renee and her ministry, Even If!

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How Jesus Changed My Perspective on Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy

September 30, 2021

“My disability is my healing because the Lord has worked through it to light me on fire for him. He is my hope; he is my ever-present help in times of trouble.” Have you ever wondered, what is my place? Where do I fit in the body of Christ? Renee Dollenmayer, a university senior majoring…

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POT Syndrome Radically Altered Claire Walker’s Whole Life

September 23, 2021

“God uses suffering to point us to his goodness, to his truth… just as Jesus used suffering to conquer death and point us back to him.” Claire Walker was a varsity basketball player making plans for college when health challenges radically altered her life. After a routine oral surgery, a strep throat virus entered her…

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Designed to Heal

September 16, 2021

“The deepest transformations in our lives actually happen from some of our deepest woundings…good healing happens in community.” What can the body’s healing process show us about repairing relational wounds? This week on the podcast Crystal is joined by Dr. Cymbeline T. Culiat, a scientist, entrepreneur, and co-author of the new book Designed to Heal:…

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How a Wheelchair Has Taken Me Places I Never Dared to Imagine

September 9, 2021

“When everything around me was changing, I knew that God wasn’t going to change. Without that truth, I don’t know where I would be today.” Jenny Smith was a typical teenager—a gymnast who loved makeup, played in a band, and was active in her church youth group. But at 16 years old, she sustained a…

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Fueled by Faith

September 2, 2021

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Tested by Fire

August 26, 2021

On her 60th birthday, shortly after receiving a Teacher of the Year award, Vicki Zoradi was diagnosed with an innocuous kidney stone. When the kidney stone became lodged between her bladder and kidney, she was rushed back to the hospital 36 hours later in severe septic shock. Medical professionals gave Vicki virtually no chance to…

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Singing in the Dark

August 19, 2021

“Songs are our portable theology… There’s something about the way music gets into our hearts and minds that’s different than all other mediums of communication.” We all experience darkness. Perhaps darkness has come for you in the form of a painful loss, a chronic illness, deep loneliness, or perpetual anxiety. Because we are all human,…

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Pursuing Contentment

August 12, 2021

“The bigger our vision of Jesus and the more confidence we have in who he is, the more our circumstances pale in comparison.” Is it possible to be content in any situation? When faced with circumstances outside your control, it can be easy to feel lost and hopeless. But you are part of a bigger…

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