What does God think about depression? Can believers even struggle with depression?
On this episode of the Word of Life Podcast, we hear from Jarrod Jones, Pastor of Grace Community Church Orange County, about his experience with mental illness.
Join Jonathan and Tyler as Jarrod explains in a real, honest way how he deals with the ups and downs of clinical depression, and what that looks like as a husband, father, and leader of a growing church. If you struggle with depression, or you've tried to understand a loved one who struggles with mental illness, this episode will be incredibly insightful to you.
For more information on Grace Community Church, visit www.graceoc.com
You can download a free eBook that Jarrod wrote about his journey through mental illness, called 10 Ways to Support a Loved One With Mental Illness by visiting his personal website at www.jarrodjones.com
Ever thought about starting your own non-profit? Do you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of a group of people? This week on the Word of Life Podcast we sit down with Justin Miller from Care for Aids a non-profit ministering to people in Africa afflicted with the Aids virus. He talks about what stirred in him the passion to start a non-profit and what God has done in the last 10 years of the existence of Care for Aids.
He also tells Jonathan and Tyler about a new website project he is launching to help others start their own Non-profit. This is another powerful episode of the word of life podcast. If you've ever thought about starting a non-profit this is the episode for you!
Today's show is a very special episode of the Word of Life Podcast. This week we take a step back to look at the journey that we've been on with this show over the past year. We review some of our absolute favorite episodes. Jonathan and Tyler discuss what God has taught them as they listened to stories of God's working in people's lives and they give a sneak peak at the future of the podcast. It's an episode that you will absolutely love whether it's your first time listening to the show, or whether you've heard every episode. Get the behind the scenes story of everything that's happened on the Word of Life Podcast this year.
This week on the show we sat down with Dr. Jay Strack to hear a powerful testimony of how God worked in an amazing way to bring him to Jesus. Dr. Strack was one car ride away from an accident that could have taken his life. Through losing a close friend he came face to face with his mortality and Christians involved in the "Jesus movement" who challenged him to listen to and believe the Gospel. Being saved in High School Dr. Strack knows first hand the power of students to change the world. Hear how God has used him now to help student's reach their leadership potential for Jesus and how he's spoken to more students than almost anyone in the country.
Dennis Swanberg is a hilarious Christian comedian who uses a powerful tool to teach powerful truths. He uses his gift of humor to help people consider the truth of God's Word. In this episode of the Word of Life Podcast you'll hear Dennis discuss how he got started as a comedian, valuable lessons he's learned about accountability and having people to encourage you in your life. You'll also hear about the struggles he's had with two sons who have struggled with alcoholism. It's a great episode of humor, tears, and powerful truth from God's word.