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Altered Stories Show
47 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
Lorelee’s “Standing For Truth” God Story
In this truth-filled Episode, I feature my first International guest, Lorelee Siemens from Ontario, Canada. Lorelee is a podcast host, soon to be author, wife of 19 years to Alex and has four children who are her greatest joy. In our authentic conversation, Lorelee shares her “Standing For Truth” God Story of how God showed her that the enemy was not those in the church who had hurt her, but Satan. Instead of leaving the church, God helped her to love the church with a passion. Part of that passion included hosting a podcast on Church History where she speaks on prolife issues, theology, marriage and parenting.
50 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Nancy’s “The Greatest Mentor” God Story
In this Episode, I feature special guest, Nancy Lindgren from Fairplay, Colorado. Nancy is a national speaker, author, and the CEO/Founder of MORE Mentoring. She is also a wife and has four grown children and a son-in-law. Nancy has also authored/co-authored a series of four books called Together – A Mentoring Guide for Mentors & Mentees, with three new books on the way – one for teens, men, and new believers. In our authentic conversation, Nancy shares her God story of how God as her great mentor, showed his amazing love to her in personal ways throughout her life to transform her to help others and to grow in her faith to equip her for her future mentoring ministry. Nancy also shares why mentoring is so powerful and how God is using mentoring today through her ministry to transform women’s lives to become future mentors.
44 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Sherrie’s “The Extravagant Love of God” God Story
In this powerful God glorifying Episode, I interview KC Kingdom Rockstar guest, Sherrie Pucket. In our authentic conversation, Sherrie and I chat openly about her struggle of being in a abusive former Christian marriage. Sherrie also shares her transformational God story of how God in his amazing and loving way helped her through her difficult abusive circumstances, healed her emotionally and gave her the strength to leave her abuser to move forward into her counseling ministry and her future calling. Today, Sherrie has her Doctorate in Theology and is a licensed professional counselor, a certified clinical trauma specialist and a national certified counselor. She has a private practice in Shawnee, KS. Sherrie also has a new TV show airing on Roku, on the Solwin network called “Born to Thrive” that airs on Thursday evenings 7:00 CST. She is also a Christian wife to Tony, mom of three sons and one stepson.
52 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
Michelle’s “Abba’s Healing From the Chains of Abuse” God Story
In this special Father’s Day Episode, I feature newly married Kingdom Rockstar, Dr. Michelle Watson-Canfield. Dr. Michelle is a national speaker, podcaster (The Dad Whisperer), author of two books, professional counselor and Founder of the Abba project, a nine-month group forum for Dad’s whose daughters are in their teens and 20’s. In our Sister-to-Sister authentic conversation, we discuss her inspiring and God glorifying transformational story of Jesus and ABBA the Father healing from trauma caused from the verbal, mental and emotional abuse she encountered in a dating relationship and sexual abuse from her Grandfather who involved others in the abuse. We also discuss how Jesus helped her and how ABBA the Father also came into her story to help her heal from the chains of abuse to move forward in a marriage, her counseling calling and ministry to Dad’s. Dr. Michelle also shares healing words from a beautiful poem she wrote as part of her healing process to help others who may be struggling. She also closes with a healing prayer for all those that are recovering from trauma and brokenness from the chains of abuse.
46 minutes | May 28, 2021
Michelle's "Life Repurposed" God story
In this episode, I feature a special guest, Michelle Rayburn. Michelle is a gifted speaker, author, and podcaster who emphasizes how life difficulties can turn out to be opportunities to learn and grow. She is also a Christian wife to her husband of 31 years, a Mom of two adult sons, Mother-in-Law and Grandma. In our conversation, we discuss her transformative Christian walk journey, why storytelling is so important and her inspiring “Life Repurposed” God Story! Michelle also shares a few of her favorite Bible scriptures and ministering words to provide hope and encouragement to those who may be struggling in their faith or may have been wounded by self-righteous and judgmental Christians. Enjoy listening to her God-glorifying story.--
47 minutes | May 7, 2021
Jenna's 'Motherhood Journey' God Story
In this special Mother’s Day episode, I feature a special guest, Jenna Erlandson. Jenna is a Mom of three and soon to be Mom of twins, a Pastor’s Wife, Registered Nurse, and Podcast Host of the Bridge of the Faithful podcast. In our conversation, Jenna shares her God story of God’s faithfulness to her in her Motherhood journey; experiencing years of infertility before getting pregnant with her first child, who is a special needs child. She also shares how God carried her through many seasons of uncertainty and how he changed her perspective on Motherhood and opened doors for her to start her podcast that was recently recognized by Podcast Magazine on the Top 50 Mom’s Podcast List. She also sings for us a beautiful hymn worship song acapella as part of her God story. Jenna also shares ministering words to those Moms who may be struggling with infertility and uncertainty in their Motherhood journey and are in need of encouragement. Enjoy listening to her God-glorifying story.
47 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Kat’s “No Longer Bound” God Story
In this Episode, I feature my special guest, Kat Caldwell.Kat is a creative coach, podcaster, Christian wife, Mom of 3 daughters and believes that everyone on earth has a story to tell. She is also a storyteller in her own right, having written two historical novels. In our conversation, Kat shares her God story of how God brought her to a place where she could find therapy and healing from her abusive childhood past having experienced sexual abuse. She also shares how through Christian therapy and a closer relationship with God she was able to dig out the trauma and abuse of her past to use her story as a platform for God’s glory today.
31 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
LeeAnn’s “God-Given Mission” God Story
In this April Episode, I interview special guest, Lee Ann Mancini. Lee Ann is the host of the Raising Christian Kids Podcast. She is an award winning Christian children’s author and Executive Producer of SeaKids TV. Lee Ann is also a professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, and is a wife, Mom of two and a dog Grandma. In our conversation, Lee Ann shares her “God-given Mission” God Story of overcoming adversity in her childhood being raised in a single parent family and how God protected her from abusive situations. As Lee Ann experienced God’s protection throughout her life, she began to trust him with her future. Through God’s leading and using her gifts and talents, Lee Ann now serves parents and grandparents who are raising the next generation of Christians.
49 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
Jenilee’s “Tragedy to Triumph” God Story
In this powerful Episode, I feature special guest, Jenilee Samuel. Jenilee is the Founder and Podcast Host of the “Java with Jen” Podcast and the CEO of J. Samuel Styling. She is also a Mom to four boys and serves alongside her husband as Executive Pastors in Orange, Texas. In our conversation, Jenilee shares her emotional and triumphant God story of God’s faithfulness to her and her family after experiencing the devastating loss of their home and all their belongings from Hurricane Harvey. She also shares how God exceeded her expectations in restoring back to her and her family everything that was destroyed from the damaging hurricane. Jenilee also shares ministering words of hope to help those who are experiencing devastating loss and are healing from the trauma of their circumstances.
48 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Tina's "Nothing is Wasted" God Story
In Episode 51, I feature KC special guest, Business Coach and friend, Tina Joy Cochran. Tina is a proud mother of three and grandmother of four and lives with her husband in Raytown, Missouri. She is also a small business owner and Is a published author of two books, and holds a MA degree in Human Resource Development and BA degree in Finance. Tina is also the founder of “Alpacas for Autism” a 501c3 Nonprofit. In our conversation, Tina shares her inspiring God story of healing through brokenness and the chains of deep depression. She also shares how God used her brokenness to write two books to bring JOY to others and to encourage others in their faith and those who are going through depression. Also, I’ve included a Bonus Episode of Memaw Moments recorded in February, “How Do I Love Thee?”
53 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Jeannine’s “Beauty From Ashes” God’s Story
In my Golden 50th Episode, I feature KC special guest and Altered Stories Ministry Board Treasurer, Jeannine Eddins. Jeannine lives in the KC area and is a Christian wife, Mom of three and a dog Mom of two. She also is the former Founder of Aaron’s House, a maternity home based in Harrisonville, Missouri. In our conversation, Jeannine shares her story of redemption from the trauma of an abortion at 15 years old and the chains of alcohol addiction! Her story is profound and powerful! Jeannine also shares her healing journey and how God showed up in personal ways to help her heal.
49 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Jennifer’s “Trusting the Lord in All Circumstances” God’s Story
In this Episode, I feature special guest, Jennifer Dawn Eikenhorst. Jennifer lives in Central Texas and is married to her high school sweetheart of 20 years. She is a Christian Mom of four children age 8-18, a math teacher and the talented host of the Accidental Hope podcast! In our conversation, she shares how her life changed instantaneously after being involved in a tragic car accident that resulted in the death of a passenger in the other vehicle involved. She also shares her story of pain, recovery and healing and how God met her in her pain and helped her move forward in her life to become a advocate for those involved in causing accidents involving death or injury. Also included is a bonus Episode of Memaw Moments, “Warriors not Worriers”.
63 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Rachel’s “40 Miracles in 40 Days” God Story
57 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
Michele’s “Rising Up” God Story
In my first episode of 2021, I interview special Kingdom Rockstar guest, Michele Buckner Samodurov. Michele is an inspiring Christian single Mother of four, (aka “hot Mama”) who is from the Sacramento, California area. She is an educator and health coach, and is passionate about health, education, encouraging women, her children, and Jesus. In our conversation, Michele shares her redemptive and inspiring God 🔥story of rising up from her circumstances when she found herself a single mom after the birth of her fourth child. Her marriage to a Pastor came crashing down and she found herself in the midst of a volatile court battle with no means to provide for her children. During this time, she also received a devastating breast cancer diagnosis that left her fearful for her life and the lives of her children. Michele shares how her faith and the power of praise brought her through her battles and helped her to be victorious over fear and to be more than a conqueror! Enjoy listening! -- Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch
3 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Memaw’s Moments: My Favorite Christmas
32 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
2020 CPA Christmas Podcast Exchange Compilation
In this Christmas 2020 Episode produced in collaboration with the Christian Podcasters Association, I feature several guests from the Altered Stories Ministry family; Sandy Williams (Board VP), Brenda Kerls (Board Secretary), Teresa Blaes (Volunteer Blogger), Tosha Callahan (Marketing Volunteer) and Lyn Clark (Ministry Donor) who share scriptures from the Bible that tell the best God story of all, the story of Christmas and Jesus birth. I’ve also included in this Episode, four other inspiring Christmas episodes from talented podcast hosts; Monika Hardy (Moments with Moni), Meg Glesener (Letters from Home), Michelle Rayburn (Life, Repurposed) and Charmaine Cooper (The CharCandid Podcast) who are members of the Christian Podcasters Association who share their inspirational Christmas messages. Merry Christmas and enjoy listening! Silent Night Music credits: Monika Hardy, https://www.reverbnation.com/hardymusicproject Podcast Credits: Moments with Moni (https://www.momentswithmoni.com/) Letters from Home (https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com) Life Repurposed (https://michellerayburn.com/) CharCandid (https://char4sure.wixsite.com/charcandidpod)
37 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
“The Power of Praise” God Story
In this Thanksgiving Episode recorded on FB Live, I feature special co-host guest, Sha Sparks from the KC area. Sha is a former show guest (Episode 7), Certified Fearless Coach and Podcast Host of the Power in Investing in People podcast. In our conversation, Sha and I discuss the power of praise and how how praising God in our difficult circumstances helped us overcome our struggles in ways we never anticipated. Sha also shares her God story of the admission of her dependency on God and complete surrender of control in her life, which set her free from an abusive relationship and opened new doors to walk in her purpose. I share uplifting scriptures about praise from the Bible and how praise has helped me keep my eyes off myself and back to God during difficult struggles and setbacks I’ve encountered. Sha also shares wise words about humility and how praise puts God above all our circumstances, which paves the way for God’s power to be displayed. Also, as a bonus I’ve included the Thanksgiving episode of Memaw Moments ~ “Thankful in All Things”!
56 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Doris’s “Fierce Calling” God Story
In this Episode recorded on Election Day, I feature special guest, Doris Swift. Doris is an inspirational blogger, speaker, podcast host of the Fierce Calling podcast, and author of Goodbye, Regret: Forgiving Yourself of Past Mistakes. She has been in ministry for more than thirty years. Doris is married to her best friend for 36 years and loves spending time with their two grown kiddos, and six grandchildren. In our conversation, Doris shares her God story of the unexpected changes in her banking career that transformed her life and brought her to her ministry calling. She also shares how she wrapped herself in the Psalms and cried out to God and how he turned her grief to joy. To help those struggling with unexpected changes in their lives, Doris also shares encouraging words and resources on her website (www.dorisswift.com). I’ve also added another Bonus Episode of the show segment “Memaw Moments” titled “Who’s my Daddy? “
47 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Teresa's “Growing Deeper in God through the Blog” God Story
In this Episode, I feature my first 2020 special guest co-host Teresa Blaes, Altered Stories Ministry Volunteer Energy Blogger and Author, host of the Unresolved Life podcast and the Teresa Blaes Show. Teresa is a Christian wife, Mom and cat Mama and also owner of Kadosh Media with her husband, Michael Blaes. In our conversation, we discuss the Energy blog located on the Altered Stories Ministry website (https://alteredstories.org/energy-blog). Teresa and I talk in depth around the blog topics (Grief, Peace in the Midst of Changes, Yom Kippur, Unity, Shalom, Jesus Return, Light in the Darkness, New Mercies) and how she lets the Holy Spirit lead her in her writing. Teresa and I also talk about the upcoming Presidential election and the responsibility that Christians have to voting based on their Godly principles. I’ve also added another Bonus Episode of the show segment “Memaw Moments” titled “Pure Love.”
45 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Monika’s “Moments with Moni” God Story
In this Episode, Monika’s “Moments with Moni” God Story, I interview special guest Monika Hardy. Monika is a Writer, Creative Story Teller and Podcast Host of “Moments with Moni” where salt makes us thirsty and light exposes darkness. Moni also lives in beautiful North Idaho with her husband, Brad and has been married 38 years! She has two adult sons, two daughter-in-laws, eight grandchildren and two grand-pups. In our faith-building conversation, we discuss candidly Monika’s roller coaster journey of life and her God story of overcoming debilitating thyroid health issues, surgery and a challenging healing and recovery that transformed her faith and dependence on God! Monika also shares how God called her to podcasting and how God has used her to minister to others through her podcast and involvement in church ministries including singing on praise and worship teams. I’ve also included in this podcast a special Bonus Episode, “Memaw Moments“, “You are Special” hosted by Altered Stories Ministry Board VP, Sandy Williams.
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