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Altered Stories Show
53 minutes | 4 days ago
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 | a month ago
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 | a month ago
Rachel’s “40 Miracles in 40 Days” God Story
57 minutes | 2 months ago
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 | 2 months ago
Memaw’s Moments: My Favorite Christmas
32 minutes | 2 months ago
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 | 3 months ago
“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 | 4 months ago
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 | 4 months ago
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 | 4 months ago
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.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
“Rebecca’s From Prison to Freedom” God Story
In this Episode, I interview special guest and friend, Rebecca Adams, a Midwest gal. Rebecca is an author, blogger, women’s ministry leader, Domestic Violence Survivor, Mom of three adult children, has four grand-dogs and has survived 39 years of abuse. In our open and candid conversation, we discuss her God story of breaking free from the chains of 39 years of abuse to a life of freedom! Rebecca also shares how she learned to trust God in many new ways as she pursued her new life of freedom which she includes in her book, “Free to Soar”. She also shares ministering words from scripture to help those who may be struggling or feeling trapped in an abusive relationship. Also, I’ve added a show bonus to this Episode and will add this show to my future Episodes. This new show segment, “Memaw Moments” is hosted by Altered Stories Ministry Board VP, Sandy Williams. In her show, Sandy shares personal and inspiring faith stories as a Memaw to her three grandchildren.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
Baylee’s “From Broken to Being Blessed” God Story
In this Episode, I interview my special guest from Houston, Texas, Baylee Dunn who is my Altered Stories Ministry Virtual Assistant. Baylee is a recent college graduate and has a passion to help women see the love of the Lord in their lives. She believes that there is hope and healing in every circumstance when you call on the name of the Lord. In our conversation, Baylee and I discuss her God story and how she has seen the Lord at work in her life through disability, mental illness, and numerous other struggles! Baylee also shares encouraging words from scripture to encourage others who may be struggling. Enjoy listening to Baylee’s God glorifying story!
41 minutes | 6 months ago
Misty’s “Mountain of Myrrh” God Story!
In this Episode, I interview KC Kingdom Rockstar special guest, Misty Hughes. Misty is the Founder and President of the international organization Mountain of Myrrh (M.O.M.) Ministries. She is also the visionary leader of the local expression of M.O.M. — The Single MOM KC and a new wife, Mom and Grammy. In our conversation, Misty and I discuss the unique challenges she encountered as a single parent and mother of four that led her with God’s prompting, to become the Founder of Mountain of Myrrh in 2009 to assist single mothers and their surrounding communities. Misty and I also discuss how God transformed her life and faith through the process as she walked in obedience in accepting her Nonprofit ministry leadership role and calling to come alongside single Mom’s to love and encourage them and provide hope and resources to them through their struggles! Misty also shares faith building and encouraging words to Single Moms who are struggling with finding community. Enjoy listening to Misty’s God glorifying story!
48 minutes | 6 months ago
Jayme’s ”Empty Life to Thriving Fulfilled Life” God Story
In this Episode, I interview Jayme Elizabeth of Austin, Texas! Jayme is a Christian wife, Mama of 3 and Women’s Ministry leader and lives in Austin, Texas. Jayme is also the talented podcast host of “She Speaks Life” and shares women’s God stories on her podcast! She has a passion for teaching and inspiring women to grow in God's word and values the authenticity of God stories. In our conversation, Jayme shares her God story of what brought her to podcasting. She also shares her story of how her empty lifestyle filled with materialism crumbled due to a 2008 economic downturn resulting in the loss of her home and other material possessions and a need to relocate to a new city far from her home. Jayme also shares the inner God transformation she experienced in this transition by putting HIM on the throne, which has brought unexpected blessings to her and her family as they rebuilt their lives in Austin, Texas on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Enjoy listening to Jayme’s God story!
51 minutes | 7 months ago
Karen’s “God’s Great Reconciliation” God Story
In this episode, I interview Karen Abu Saada. In our conversation, Karen shares the inspiring God story of her marriage transformation to her husband of 47 years, a former Muslim now Christian man, Taysir, Tass, Abu Saada. Karen’s story is rarely heard of among these kinds of marriages--- western women married to Muslim men. Usually, it doesn’t work out and the marriage ends. However, her story has a rare twist after nineteen years of marriage. One that is not of this world. Karen is a Mom of two talented adult children, and Grandma of six beautiful grandchildren and has traveled the world with her author husband telling their amazing story of Grace. Also, Tass and her, through their ministry “Hope for Ishmael”, spend their time teaching and training the church to reach out to their Muslim neighbors in love. Through their program, “Lead with Love”, and their daughter, Farah’s vision, they are building an online program of training and a network of discipleship for Muslims as well as others! Karen is also a former English teacher and the Co-Founder of Seeds of Hope, a humanitarian organization serving in Gaza, Jericho, and Jerusalem. Enjoy listening to her inspiring God-glorifying Altered Story!
57 minutes | 7 months ago
Dorenthea’s Painful Purpose God Story
in this episode, I feature Kingdom Rockstar special guest, Dorenthea Nemeth! Dorenthea is an overcomer and inspiring Christian woman, wife, Mom, powerhouse worship leader, speaker and author who empowers women to move past their pain into purpose and to pick their dreams back up again following life's disappointments. In our conversation, she shares her God story of perseverance and triumphs having experienced her own pain when her husband went to prison for 12 years in May 2000, leaving her to care for her two and four-year-olds alone. Dorenthea also shares ministering words through song and scripture to encourage other women who may be struggling due to unanticipated painful life circumstances.
35 minutes | 7 months ago
Pastor Yvonne’s Kingdom Impact God Story
In this episode, I feature special guest Kingdom Rockstar, Pastor Yvonne McCoy, Founder/Executive Director of His Healing Hands Ministry (https://www.hhhands.org/). Pastor Yvonne has an incredible heart for helping restore women through the love of Jesus Christ! She has been in full-time ministry for 30 years. She is also an author and a sought after speaker, teacher, and musical director. In our conversation, Pastor Yvonne shares her amazing God story of healing from rejection, physical, and mental abuse that lead her to her ministry calling. We also discuss what racism she has encountered as an African American woman and Pastor. She also provides her Godly insight and wisdom on the topic of racism from scripture and how the body of Christ can best respond. Enjoy listening to this encouraging and God-glorifying episode!
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Rachel’s God Story of Freedom from the Chains of Drug Addiction & Human Trafficking
In Episode 35, I feature special guest KC Kingdom Rockstar, Rachel Hiciano. Rachel is a Christian Mama of 5 and Grandmama of 1, truck driver, soon to be author, ministry volunteer, and recovering drug addict who loves to read, sing and cook! In our conversation, Rachel shares her God story of transformation and freedom from the chains of drug addiction and human trafficking. She also shares how God brought Village Initiative into her life to help her get off the street and drugs and break free from human traffickers. She also shares how God continued to pursue her during her years of rebellion and time in jail. Rachel also shares how God sent Anchor Her Ministry to walk alongside her in her journey of healing and recovery and how HE is now using her God story to encourage others who are struggling with addiction and the trauma of sexual abuse and being victims of human trafficking. Enjoy listening to her inspiring and hope-filled God-glorifying story of redemption! Special thanks to Anchor Her Ministry for sponsoring this podcast. (www.anchorher.com).
39 minutes | 9 months ago
Rochinda’s “From Being Kept to Being Kept” God Story
In Episode 33~ Rochinda’s “From Being Kept to Being Kept”. God Story, I feature special guest KC Kingdom Rockstar, Rochinda Pickens. Rochinda is a National Best Selling Author, Speaker, and Life Coach and is the CEO/Founder and heartbeat of the Kept Woman of God Ministry (https://www.keptwomanofgod.com/copy-of-ministry)that impacts & empowers women globally. In our conversation, Rochinda shares her God-glorifying story of transformation and healing from her past insecurities, brokenness and tragic loss of her first husband to her total surrender to God, which lead her calling as a Women’s Ministry Leader and Connector! Enjoy listening to her hope-filled God-glorifying story!
45 minutes | 10 months ago
Misty’s Radical Transformation through Motherhood God Story
In Episode 32, I feature Kingdom Rockstar, Misty Philip. Misty is a passionate Jesus lover, wife, Mom of 3 boys, By His Grace Podcast Host, Speaker, Author, Bible Study Leader, Founder of the Spark Christian Podcast Conference, and Co-Founder of the Rocket Podcast Community. In our conversation, Misty shares her personal God story that includes a past of drugs, alcohol and rebellion due to the death of her brother and great loss and grief through Motherhood as a result of having an abortion, several miscarriages, a stillborn birth and the unexpected birth of a special needs son who changed her life. She also shares how Jesus has been with her through her struggles and how he brought radical transformation into her life through his healing power and grace. In addition, Misty shares ministering God's words from the Bible to Moms and others who may be struggling. She also encourages those who are struggling to reach out to Jesus personally to experience great freedom from brokenness and restoration in their relationship with God! Enjoy listening to her hope-filled God-glorifying story!
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