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Bold Mercies
Bold Mercies
Heather J Jonsson

Hi! So glad you are here. Every week we listen to stories of Bold Living in the Light of Rich Mercies, because... more

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What To Do When Prayer Feels Like It Doesn't Work

A few weeks ago I posted an honest caption about my personal prayer journey through disillusionment. I had a... more

17 May 2024 · 37 minutes
Helping You Study Psalms

For many the Bible can feel daunting. It's hard to know where to begin, and what in the world do... more

19 Apr 2024 · 39 minutes
Lingering in the Echoes of Easter

With Easter just behind us, I have been lost in the lingering echoes of Holy Week. While reading the Bible... more

12 Apr 2024 · 12 minutes
Majoring in Motherhood

I'm so happy to welcome up-and-coming author, Emily Schuch, to the podcast today! Emily's new book, Majoring in Motherhood, A... more

05 Apr 2024 · 39 minutes
The Transformative Power of Biblical Literacy

Eloisa Rice is my amazing guest on the podcast today! Eloisa is originally from the Philippines--born and raised. Now she's... more

22 Mar 2024 · 39 minutes
Trusting God's Strength Through Dialysis and a Kidney Transplant

Almost 2 years ago Barb Achoa was diagnosed with a kidney disease, which required dialysis 3 days a week. After... more

14 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
Falling In Love With God's Word And How That Changes Us

You can tell by the beautiful energy in my guest's voice today that she loves God's Word! She loves studying... more

08 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
Catalyzing Conversations on Women and the Church

If you have ever had questions about some of the sticky Biblical passages related to women and the church, such... more

01 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
How One Social Worker is Being the Light in the Darkest of Places

As a night time ER Social Worker, Amee is able to bring hope and comfort and peace to families when... more

16 Feb 2024 · 45 minutes
Finding Freedom from the False Power of Appearance: A Former Model’s Story

For those of us struggling with our body image, or aging, or a mother to girls, or if you are... more

02 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Trusting God Through A Premature Birth

At 21 weeks of pregnancy, Kathleen's life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with Preterm Premature Rupture of... more

26 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Part Two of Knowing you are Loved

Steph Korver continues her story today with a painful and traumatic journey through abuse, suicidal ideations addiction and depression. But... more

08 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
Knowing You are Loved

If you have ever felt unloved, then this interview is for you! This is a fun conversation about the Holy... more

01 Dec 2023 · 40 minutes
If Life Feels Brittle, It's Time To Walk Through This Door

To all Military Spouses, this ones for you! You can thrive through deployments, trainings and a hundred moves. Cheering for... more

17 Nov 2023 · 5 minutes
Mentoring Moment with Paula O'Neil

One thing I have treasured most in my life is the dear women who have discipled and mentored me. At... more

10 Nov 2023 · 33 minutes
Life Coach Lessons for Busy Moms

If you are feeling overwhelmed, this episode is for you! Kelli Forsyth is a wok-life balance coach, specifically helping... more

03 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
Inviting The Crucified Jesus Into Our Pain

I want to invite you to join me on a 30 day Seek First Challenge where we will seek Jesus... more

20 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
You are Seen: Freedom from an Eating Disorder

I'm excited to have Tracy on the podcast today! By the grace of God, and the help of a family... more

13 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
The Sustaining Presence of God Through Spousal Deception and Gambling Addiction

Lisa Reyes is my guest today! Lisa lived through years of her spouse's deception and his gambling addiction. How did... more

06 Oct 2023 · 46 minutes
Ephesians 6 - The Shield of Faith

The Greek word, “shield” is from the root word meaning “door or gate.” This kind of shield was a large... more

28 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
Ephesians 5 - Imitate God

Ephesians 5 begins with the command to "Be imitators of God as beloved children." Paul then goes on to detail... more

29 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
Ephesians 4 - Walk Worthy

Three times in Ephesians 4 Paul uses the verb "build up" to detail the calling upon all followers of Jesus.... more

22 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
Ephesians 3 - Unsearchable Riches

We are going to focus today's teaching on the prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21, which serves as the grand finale to... more

15 Jul 2023 · 12 minutes
Ephesians 2 - Alive in Christ

We were once a corpse floating in the winds and current of our sinful passions, but God, rich in mercy... more

08 Jul 2023 · 11 minutes
Ephesians 1 - Every Spiritual Blessing

If you missed it, you can access Week One's Bible Study HERE! To access the rest of the study please... more

01 Jul 2023 · 10 minutes
Summer Moments for Mommas

As promised, here is the summer bonus episode with Ronna! I pray this episode is like a deep breath of... more

23 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
Mentoring Moments with Ronna

I'm happy to bring you a special episode as we wrap up Season 4: Mentoring Moments with Ronna Bauman. Ronna... more

02 Jun 2023 · 39 minutes
A Son's Accident and God's Tender Care

Life arrives at our doorstep in unexpected waves of joys, disappointment, happiness and disaster. Such is the case in today's... more

19 May 2023 · 42 minutes
God's Miraculous Healing of a Blind Woman

Kylie White had a degenerative eye disease that left her nearly blind. But God prompted her heart to pray for... more

05 May 2023 · 44 minutes
Jesus' Life Giving Power After Abortion

I'm honored to share Cheryl Dudek's story with you. Cheryl is the Director of Center Operations at her local Pregnancy... more

21 Apr 2023 · 45 minutes
A Military Spouse's Tapestry of Love

I'm so happy to share Monica Sullivan's story with you today. Like me, Monica is a military spouse. She has... more

31 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
When Communism Fell in Albania

Tammy Doci is my guest today on the podcast. As a college student, Tammy was among one of the first... more

17 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
A Heart for the World

Fabiola Jara has worked with college students for over 20 years. Her heart full of love and faith shine so... more

03 Mar 2023 · 44 minutes
Parenting the Chronically Ill Child

Carly has 3 children, all with different chronic illnesses. Parenting for her can be lonely and isolating, yet also overflowing... more

17 Feb 2023 · 41 minutes
Restoring a Shattered Life

God brings beauty from ashes and redeems the shattered parts of our lives. Rachel is living testament to this. She... more

02 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
Following the Call to Care for Refugees

When we feel the Holy Spirit's nudge, we have a choice. We can either say no, perhaps out of fear,... more

11 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
Jesus' Promise to a Muslim Girl

Rachel grew up in a Muslim family in Indonesia. But one evening after dinner a business partner told Rachel about... more

21 Oct 2022 · 37 minutes
Loving the Foster Child and Their Family

Behind every foster child is a hurting, and often traumatized family. Stacy Mcdowell has had 13 foster kids in 4... more

14 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
Welcome to Season 4!

I pray that the stories shared on the podcast this episode will serve to embolden your faith! Welcome to Season... more

07 Oct 2022 · 7 minutes
Remembering God's Faithfulness

We are almost to the end of Season 3! Today we take a pause and look back on the faithfulness... more

06 May 2022 · 27 minutes
Sexual Identity and Learning To Be Your Children's Safe Person

When Melinda's daughter came to her and told her she was having same sex attraction, Melinda said she wishes there... more

29 Apr 2022 · 38 minutes
The Face of Hope

Today I have a Mom and daughter duo on the podcast! Beth, and her daughter Jessi, are with us to... more

22 Apr 2022 · 37 minutes
Courageous Journey to Find a Birth Mom

I have the honor to share this tender story from Suzanne Arrison! Suzanne described her younger years as a "lifetime... more

15 Apr 2022 · 36 minutes
Miracles Beside A Son's Deathbed

Three years ago Ms Nettie lost her precious son. He had battled alcohol addiction, and finally succumbed to a liver... more

08 Apr 2022 · 37 minutes
Beloved Are You

It's good to be back after a 3 week Spring Break. I hope this writing encourages you to live in... more

01 Apr 2022 · 9 minutes
{Spring Break Re-Release} When God Turns Hurt into Healing

I believe stories have power. Stories help us traverse a mountain path to richer pastures, and free our hearts to... more

11 Mar 2022 · 40 minutes
Hearts Turned Towards Ukraine

Today I am welcoming Karen Springs back on the podcast. Karen lived for 15 years in Ukraine, returning home almost... more

04 Mar 2022 · 32 minutes
Walking Alongside The Suffering

In a time and slice of history dependent upon virtual connections more than real friendships, we need more stories like... more

25 Feb 2022 · 29 minutes
Teaching During Covid

I want to take a moment to honor Carli Streifel who has spent the last 20 years teaching in public... more

18 Feb 2022 · 38 minutes
From the Heart of a Pastor's Wife

Debbie Schmidt is here to talk with us about the ups and downs, twists and turns of being in ministry... more

11 Feb 2022 · 34 minutes
Bold Mercies
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When Melinda's daughter came to her and told her she was having same sex attraction, Melinda said she wishes there was a... more