Have you ever thought of your injury, illness, or trial as a severe mercy? It took Dena awhile to get to that point, but now she considers her immense journey with grief and pain to be a profound mercy God has used to bring joy and growth into her life. Join author, speaker, and coach Dena Dyer as she shares how God brought her on this journey from weariness to worship.
Dena Website: https://denadyer.com/
Dena's Article on Christianity Today: https://www.christianitytoday.com/better-samaritan/2021/august/how-can-church-better-serve-those-suffering-from-chronic-il.html
Dena IG: @denadyer
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Heal Website: thehealministry.com
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Ep. 119 | Dr. Richard Tran on His Test of Faith
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37:46Dr. Richard Tran was on his way down a mountain biking trail when he accidentally took a much harder path than he had to. Since Dr. Tran is a chiropractor, he knew when he crashed that it wasn’t good. But becoming a Christian recently in his adult life, he took the accident as an opportunity to trust God’s provision more fully. Not only was God with him as he walked down the mountain, but God was also present through a horrible infection of his wounds and a nasty bout of pain-med related mental illness. I think you guys are going to love Dr. Tran’s episode - what a witness of faith and God’s grace through it all! PRE-ORDER Through the Fog: A Bible Study on God's Goodness Amidst Physical Suffering Use code “TTFHEAL25” for 25% off! (Code good until November 7, 2023) Tera’s Website Tera’s Instagram Heal’s Website Dr. Tran’s Chiropractic Clinic Mike Fennema’s episode (other mountain biking accident episode)
Ep. 118 | Shontel Jackson-Taylor: Purpose in the Pain
33:52Shontel-Jackson Taylor is a mother, daughter, U.S. Air Force Veteran, and a woman of God who has had her share of pain. She joins us on the podcast today to share about her journey through endometriosis, fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Shontel shares how before she really understood God’s grace, she didn’t think He wanted her pain or her mess. But now that she knows Christ personally, He’s redeemed all of her pain into beautiful things - one of which is a ministry! Shontel is now a Christian Life & Empowerment Coach as well as a Christian Care Counselor. I think you’ll be encouraged by the beautiful way God has redeemed her deep pain. Check out her resources below! PRE-ORDER Through the Fog: A Bible Study on God's Goodness Amidst Physical Suffering Use code “TTFHEAL25” for 25% off! (Code good until November 7, 2023) Tera’s Website Tera’s Instagram Heal’s Website Shontel’s Website Shontel’s Free 15 Minute Purpose Call Purpose in the Pain Blog
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Ep. 117 | Denise Moyer on God Healing You When You Didn't Ask Him To
35:37I am thrilled to introduce you today to one of the sweetest and on-fire women in my church community, Denise Moyer. She has a spirit that is always wanting more of whatever God has for her, and that shows up in the story she shares on the podcast today. Denise and I were both present at a healing training our church put on in December of 2022. At this event, we were seeking to practice in a healthy way and low-risk environment what it looked like to ask God for miraculous healing. Denise shares in this episode how her shoulder was healed miraculously, not as a result of being prayed for at the event, but as a result of her own experience with God in the audience at the event. As of this interview, recorded four months after this event took place, Denise has been pain-free since that moment. PRE-ORDER Through the Fog: A Bible Study on God's Goodness Amidst Physical Suffering Use code “TTFHEAL25” for 25% off! (Code good until November 7, 2023) Tera’s Website Tera’s Instagram Heal’s Website Bridgetown Podcast Bridgetown Church
Ep. 116 | Gerald Griffin: The Already Not Yet Kingdom of God
38:12Today I got to talk with one of the best people I know, Gerald Griffin. We talk about what it looks like to view God as a good Father, to climb up into His lap and tell Him not only what you need, but also what you want, and then to be disappointed when He chooses something different for your life. In Gerald’s life, one season of trial came when he had many years of recurring sinusitis and horrible sinus infections. These sinus infections became debilitating, leaving him unable to breathe well and affecting his sleep and quality of life. Join us to discover what Gerald learned through this season of his life and how it applies to your current season today. PRE-ORDER Through the Fog: A Bible Study on God's Goodness Amidst Physical Suffering Use code “TTFHEAL25” for 25% off! (Code good until November 7, 2023) Tera’s Website Tera’s Instagram Heal’s Website Bridgetown Church Bridgetown IG Sermon preached by Gerald Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey Garden City by John Mark Comer
BONUS Ep. 115 | Bonnie Gray on Transforming Chaos to Calm
46:58Hey friends! We're publishing a bonus episode today because Bonnie's book came out this month and because I want you all to have this resource before I reference it in my sermon for the Diamonds Conference in June. Enjoy! Bonnie Gray is the author of multiple books including Sweet Like Jasmine, an ECPA 2022 Christian Book Award Finalist. She’s also a soul care coach and a podcast host. Today on the show she joins us to talk about her newest book, Breathe: 21 Days to Stress Less andTransform Chaos to Calm. Bonnie has recovered from PTSD and is passionate about helping people flourish through soul care with God. Through the first year of the pandemic, Bonnie’s hair started falling out, she got stress injuries to her hands, and she was facing chronic sleep deprivation and fibromyalgia. This book is what came out of her fight for freedom amidst her pain, and it was a freedom hard-earned and so beneficial to those of us who can learn from her journey. In our conversation today, Bonnie gives us loads of practical tips and the science behind them (get your notepads ready – it’s that kind of an episode!) to calm our minds amidst the stress that any kind of chronic pain or physical limitation brings into our lives. LINKS: Breathe Book Soul Care Quiz Bonnie’s Website Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast Bonnie’s Instagram Bonnie’s Facebook Bonnie’s YouTube 2023 Diamonds Conference Diamonds Conference Facebook Tera’s Website Tera’s Instagram
Last Episode in Season 2 - We Return in September 2023!
10:30As Tera continues to adjust to her new life as a mom, we'll be continuing the podcast in seasons! Season 3 of the Heal Podcast will launch on September 25, 2023. In this episode, Tera shares some updates for the Heal Ministry as well as a few lessons God has taught her in the past few months. We're grateful for you and we'll see you in September! Links from this episode: Tera’s Book The Cost of Control by Sharon Hodde Miller To stay connected with the Heal Ministry over the break in podcast episodes: -Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast so if there are any surprise episodes or if there is an announcement, you'll be the first to hear about it. Plus, when we return in September your phone will send you a notification with that first episode in Season Three! -Re-listen to any episodes you haven't heard in the 100+ interviews already published -Join us on Instagram at @heal_ministry -Join our online Heal Community for support and encouragement: https://www.thehealministry.com/heal-community -Do the Chronic Pain to Constant Praise Devotional on YouVersion, written by Tera Bradham DeNeui: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/20333-from-chronic-pain-to-constant-praise -Check out our host's memoir, Swimming for Freedom: https://amzn.com/dp/1424558921/ -Head to our website for more resources: https://www.thehealministry.com/resources We'll see everyone in September!
Ep. 114 | Rachel Marie Kang on Courage and Creativity in Pain
1:00:14Author and creator Rachel Marie King joins us today to talk about how one can both create and partake in the creations of others when something in our bodies has made the act of creating difficult, what it looks like to fight back against an illness or pain stealing the childlike faith and joy that Jesus invites us into as followers of his Kingdom, and what the practical steps are to both accept the limitations of our bodies while also giving ourselves permission to create, fail, and enjoy life in new ways. Check out her book and other resources below! We’ll have one more short episode in Season Two next week where Tera explains the plan for Season Three of the podcast moving forward. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss any episodes! Links from our conversation with Rachel: Let There Be Art Rachel’s Website Fallow House Community Fallow House Podcast Rachel’s Creative Coaching Services Rachel’s TikTok Rachel’s Instagram Anatomy of Story Joni and Friends Tera’s Website Tera’s Instagram
Ep. 113 | S.A. Morrison on A Theology of Tears
1:00:08Whatever kind of pain you’re in today, I’m guessing that you’ve either cried a lot of tears or you’ve wanted to. That’s why I brought on author S.A. Morrison to talk about the theology behind our tears. What does it look like to embody a healthy spiritual discipline of tears amidst our daily trials? Sarah shows us how when we choose to embrace the companion of tears in our journeys of suffering and hope, they both bring us closer to God and closer to the human experience we were made to have. Check out her book and resources below, and enjoy the episode! Sarah’s Blog: https://www.writeful.blog/ With Those Who Weep: A Theology of Tears: https://amzn.com/dp/1736744607/ Sarah’s IG: @_samorrison_ Tera’s IG: @terabradham Heal’s IG: @heal_ministry Tera’s Website: https://www.terabradham.com/ Heal’s Website: https://www.thehealministry.com/
Ep. 112 | Marjorie Thompson on Curiosity and Courage in Pain
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Ep. 111 | Douglas Kaine McKelvey on Every Moment Holy
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