Inspired by a Facebook post written by author Erin MacPherson, Susan and Jaclyn talk about how we can be kind to our immigrant neighbors. We will also consider why there is so much fear around immigration.
A must listen before Super Bowl Sunday! Juliana Williams, Program Manager at In Our Backyard, shares about the realities of Human Trafficking in our nation and how you can help, right now in just a few seconds. I hope you join the Thunderclap this Super Bowl Sunday!
A fun and also deep conversation with Jaclyn, Susan and some friends about our biggest challenges and wins of 2016. We also share what our hopes are for 2017. This is a fun, touching and inspiring episode you don’t want to miss!
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Brenda Hughes is not your typical “church lady,” with an edgy undercut and sleeves of tattoos, but this is what the employees and performers of Austin-area strip clubs have endearingly named her. Multiple times a year, Brenda and her small team, dive into the world of exotic dancing to bring a message of love. She never overtly talks about Jesus unless prompted. She is there simply to show that no one is too far into darkness to be reached with love and light. This episode is a very candid conversation that contains some mild swearing and we are talking about strip clubs sooo…. keep that in mind if you listen with your kiddos around.
Now that we’re in the thick of the holiday season, let’s glean from the wisdom of some parents who have been intentionally slowing down to make this a meaningful season with their families. With Susan Ramirez being up to her neck in the wonderful work of Austin Angels this week, Jaclyn Snyder flies solo this episode to bring you a mini-podcast with big impact. We can’t wait to hear how this episode inspires you and we really want to hear what YOU do to make the holidays meaningful!
Listen to our first LIVE episode with our very special guest, Jen Hatmaker, as we fundraise for Austin Angels on Giving Tuesday! We talk about New Year’s Resolutions and the amazing things that can happen when you follow your dreams. You will also hear interviews with a young man whose life has been greatly impacted by Austin Angels and two former foster parents. Thank you for listening! Please donate to Austin Angels today!
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As if family gatherings weren’t difficult enough, now we are launched into the holidays right smack in the middle of a tumultuous political season. Jaclyn Snyder, M.S. Clinical Psychology, will put her therapist hat on for this episode and provide some hope for smooth sailing this Thanksgiving. We hope you find these insights and tools useful as you find yourself surrounded by loved-ones who may not share your views. Please let us know if this was helpful for you and if you have any other ideas that may help others through this time. We love to hear from you!
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The Reverend Sarah Heath knows the tension of feeling as if she’s “too much but never enough.” She rattles expectations of what a typical lead pastor should look like and challenges the norms of what it means to be a Christian. When she was called to the ministry, it wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. However, through the various struggles that come with being a woman in a church leadership position, God has proven faithful. Sarah’s story of courage and vulnerability reminds us that we need to have both in order to fully own our story. Her upcoming book, “What’s Your Story? Seeing Your Life Through God’s Eyes,” which is to be released April 2017 will help readers discover their story through art, journaling, and more. We are so honored to have had this amazing conversation with Rev. Sarah, you don’t want to miss this one!
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“Through all my trials and tribulation I’ve learned from controversy comes character, but which way you take that character is entirely up to you,” said Schick. “You can take the high road or the low road. Without question this life is worth living. You get one shot, [so] make the most of it. It gets better. You’re going to make it. You don’t have to suffer alone.”
Jake Schick’s story will humble you, enlighten you and hopefully inspire you. What began as an “ordinary day at the office” quickly turned bad as he encountered a life-threatening bomb while on duty in Iraq. Jake kept his life but his body would never be the same after that fateful day. Now the executive director of the nonprofit, 22Kill, He has triumphantly used his own traumatic experience to shine light on one the deadliest killers of our veterans: suicide.
“22KILL works to raise awareness to the suicide epidemic that is plaguing our country, and educate the public on mental health issues such as PTS. 22KILL also serves as a resource for veterans, and continues to build on its network of like-minded organizations to be able to connect veterans with programs and services in their local area. Funds raised through merchandise sales and donations are used to support partnered organizations who offer programs focusing on veteran empowerment, mental health treatment, and therapy/counseling for veterans and their families.”