Fisher of Men

The Thrill of Hope: Christy Nockels Reflects on Advent

Christy Nockels, a Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter, shares how God led her to spend a year studying the beauty of Advent and how she has found “The Thrill of Hope” in every season of her life. The Thrill of Hope: Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 23 Christy Nockels: When the Bible talks about hope, it’s through perseverance that hope comes. It’s often through just the everyday things of pushing through. Even sometimes the hardest of circumstances, when you think the door is not going to open, you press through and it opens, and it opens up to something you never thought was imaginable. So I think that what we experience and what we’re going through; it’s for the sharing. Narrator: Welcome to the Experience Jesus Calling Podcast. Today we speak with Dove Award winning singer-songwriter Chr...

Work As Worship – The Benham Brothers

Jason and David, The Benham Brothers, are successful business entrepreneurs with the heart of missionaries. They discuss their new book “Living Among Lions” and the notion of giving your best for God, no matter what kind of work you do. Work As Worship: Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 24 David Benham:  We thank you for Jesus Calling. I thank you for everything they represent and just, Lord, the fact that they are pushing people to get with you. Lord, that’s what we need, Lord. We’ve had enough religion. It’s time for a deep relationship with You. Lord, I just pray God; just blessings, just supernatural blessings, Lord God, that Your Name will be lifted up, and that we would glorify you in these last days. In Jesus’s name. Narrator: Welcome to The Experience Jesus Calling Podcast. Today ...

Receive My Peace – A Jesus Calling Video Devotional

[embedded content] As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace. This is still your deepst need, and I, your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your needinees. I want you to be filled with My very Being, permeated through and through with Peace. Thank Me for My Peaceful Presence, regardless of your feelings. Whisper My Name in loving tenderness. My Peace, which lives continually in your spirit, will gradually work its way through your entire being. As it says in John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. Sarah Young, author of Jesus Calling and its follow-up Jesus Always, invites you to ring in the New Year with a renewed sense of God’s Peace and Presence. These book...

Teens and Social Media: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

Kari Kampakis’ mission is to reach young girls and their parents with a message about true worth. In today’s social media-saturated culture, many girls start early, seeking approval through how many “likes” they receive on their social media pages. Kari endeavors to show girls that God gives the only approval that really matters, and He loves them just as they are. Teens and Social Media: Whose Approval Are You Living For? – Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 25 Kari Kampakis: It’s very easy for us to care more about the opinions people have of us over the opinion God has of us, or what God knows about us. I really wanted to write a book that dove into that topic; force someone to think, whose approval are you living for? Are you living for the world’s approval, trying to impress people th...

A Ride of Faith: Biking Across America with Jesus Calling

We follow up with Paul Shol after completing his bike trip across America, where he gave away thousands of copies of Jesus Calling to people all along the way. Raising over $50,000 for at-risk children in his community, Paul shares how God worked with him and through others for the entire 4000-mile trek.  A Ride of Faith: Biking Across America with Jesus Calling – Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 26 Paul Shol: His path is where we’re going to make the biggest difference for others and show His kingdom the brightest; it’s when we’re on His path.  I think it’s a very big challenge for everybody to discern and follow that path because often it goes against what the people in society around us are showing and telling us. Take a look at my journey and listen to my testimony and how God c...

Searching for Love, Finding God: Janie’s Story

Janie is a graduate of The Next Door, a faith-based rehabilitation and re-entry program in Nashville, Tennessee. Janie spent most of her life looking for real love, and due to a background of abuse, she felt as if she mattered to no one. After years of toxic behavior and relationships, Janie found the one Love that was there all along. Searching for Love, Finding God: Janie’s Story – Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 27 Janie: I got in a lot of trouble. In and out of jail. Nobody could trust me. Family hated seeing me come because I was going to steal, lie, cheat. I went to prison my last time in 2013. I decided that I had to change my life. Something had to change. I had a behavior problem that I didn’t know how to manage or control. I hated myself. I could not stand the woman I seen in the m...

Reba McEntire Finds Peace In Jesus Calling

Reba McEntire is a country music legend with over 56 million albums sold worldwide. Reba’s faith has carried her through the ups and downs of life as a country superstar. Reba says that the Lord is “the Fortress that you lean upon when things go wrong.” She often turns to the pages of Jesus Calling and Jesus Always during her quiet times, and finds strength and inspiration there during every season of life. Reba McEntire Finds Peace In Jesus Calling – Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 28 Narrator: Welcome to the Experience Jesus Calling podcast. Reba McEntire is a country music legend who has had over 35 #1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. Reba has become a beloved household name who has made her mark in film, television, theater and retail. She is now rel...

Unexpected Blessings: Lacey Buchanan Sees God Through Tragedy

Lacey Buchanan, a wife and mother of two children. Lacey’s first child, Christian, has a rare syndrome that presented itself before his birth. Lacey shares the journey of his life, from finding out the diagnosis, to dealing with limited treatment options and ultimately learning to see God through the entire process. She has written a book about her son’s journey called “Through the Eyes of Hope”. Unexpected Blessings: Lacey Buchanan Sees God Through Tragedy – Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 28 Lacey Buchanan: If God had asked me ahead of time, I would have said no way, not me. No sir I am not strong enough. I’m not putting my child through… No no no. But, you know, we really do genuinely appreciate the path that we’re on and the journey that we’re taking. We wouldn’t trade Christian for anyt...

Rays of Hope: The Love Story of Joey + Rory

Joey + Rory are a GRAMMY nominated country music duo whose music weaves beautiful stories that are important to them. Life drastically changed for the couple when Joey was diagnosed with cancer, but they continued to share their painful and beautiful journey with the world. Rory Feek gives us a glimpse into his new book about his life with Joey and the greatest love story he would ever know. Rays of Hope: The Love Story of Joey + Rory – Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 30 Rory Feek: Our story is complicated and simple all at the same time. It’s complicated because it takes all these twists and turns like a great movie does. It starts in one place and it just takes you on a ride. And wherever you join our story, I think, at least I hope, that you’ll see a part of yourself; in your life, o...

A Prison to Set You Free: Sheila Walsh’s Journey Through Depression

Sheila Walsh is a Bible teacher and best-selling author with over 5 million books sold. Her international ministry has reached millions of women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with the transforming power of God’s Word. Sheila candidly shares some of the joys and heartache of her early family life and how she struggled to prove herself worthy of God’s love. A Prison to Set You Free: Sheila Walsh’s Journey Through Depression – Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 31 Narrator: Hello! We appreciate you listening to the Jesus Calling podcast today, featuring Shelia Walsh. If you are enjoying these personal stories of faith each week, would you consider leaving us a review on iTunes? Your reviews go a long way towards expanding our audience to reach even more people with these inspirati...

The Next Door – Video companion to Episode 14 of the Jesus Calling Podcast

[embedded content] Jesus Calling by Sarah Young – The Next Door This video companion to Episode 14 of the Jesus Calling Podcast explores how women struggling with addiction and the stigma of incarceration have found hope at The Next Door. Learn how they rediscovered the only Person who has never left them – Jesus. You can find more videos like the one above on the Jesus Calling YouTube Channel. Also, be sure to subscribe to the Jesus Calling Podcast on iTunes for more stories like these. To learn more about The Next Door, listen to this episode of the Jesus Calling Podcast by clicking here.

Reba McEntire on Jesus Calling & Jesus Always

[embedded content] Jesus Calling and Jesus Always by Sarah Young – Reba McEntire’s Walk of Faith In this short video, Reba McEntire discusses how God’s Grace and Presence help her through times of difficulty, and how she finds daily inspiration within the pages of Jesus Calling and Jesus Always. This video is a companion piece to Episode 28 of the Jesus Calling Podcast. If you’d like to learn more about Reba’s walk with Christ, listen to this episode here. You can find more videos like the one above on the Jesus Calling YouTube Channel. And be sure to subscribe to the Jesus Calling Podcast on iTunes for more stories like these.