It is so hard when God’s answer is no—for us and for our kids. There are times in our lives when we pray and we fast and we hope for a miracle and we speak the Word of God over a situation in our lives—and God is still faithful—but He doesn’t give us the answer we hoped for. The answer we prayed for. The answer that this person might have gotten and that person might have gotten, but for some reason we didn’t.
My special guest in the latest episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD has walked that path. A devastating diagnosis with his first child blindsided Andy Howard and led to a four-year battle with depression. But God met Andy in the most beautiful way, walking with him through his darkest hours as a parent. God has truly brought beauty out of what broke Andy. And what he has learned will bless us all.
You don’t want to miss this conversation! It is so beautiful and encouraging. Just have a box of Kleenex handy.
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To hear part one of my heart-warming conversation with Andy Howard on Life Audio, click on the link below:
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And be sure to check out our conversation on Andy’s podcast, When Words Don’t Come Easy, where I share the 8 steps God led me through to find redemption after a miscarriage:
Or you can find it on Spotify HERE.
ANDY’S BIO: For over 20 years, Andy Howard has served in ministry as a youth pastor and marriage ministry pastor. Andy is an advocate for mental health awareness as he has known the heaviness of depression himself. That battle with depression led Andy to tip the scales at 345 lbs. He was Self medicating a crisis in his family with food. He and his wife Tiffany decided to change that, losing over 350 lbs. combined. They have co-founded a health coaching business called Taking Back My Life, where they have helped thousands of people get healthy and well. Andy is also host of the When Words Don’t Come Easy podcast, and he has authored a book with the same name. You’ll hear more about that in our conversation. He lives with his wife, Tiffany, in Bryan, Texas and their three beautiful daughters, Payton, Parker, and Presley.
Andy’s podcast: When Words Don’t Come Easy
Andy’s book: When Words Don’t Come Easy
Catherine’s episode with Andy on When Words Don’t Come Easy—From Grief to Redemption: Catherine Segars’ Powerful Story of Faith, Love, and Redemption
Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, podcaster, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping parents be a godly example for their kids in an ungodly world.
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