Building Strong Homes

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: A Legacy of Joy and Hope after Loss - Part 1

You'll be amazed at Ann Curry's and Leigh Owens' hope-filled perspectives and appreciate why their hashtag is CurryStrong. You'll be laughing and crying, listening to their compelling story of God's grace in the midst of loss.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: How God Took Carolyn Knefely from a Starving Little Girl to the Queen of Etiquette

If you've ever felt you can't succeed because of a difficult childhood, listen to Carolyn Knefely's story and realize how God can help anyone overcome their past to make a real difference in the world.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Her Family's Amazing Jump Story - with KariAnne Wood

KariAnne Wood is the creator of Thistlewood Farms blog, where she gives lots of fun, practical and economical tips about home decor, and she also shares parts of her story.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: The 60 Year Journey to Find a Biological Father - with Adeline St. John

This story highlights the importance of knowing our family history and legacy in order for us to have a real sense of belonging.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Finding Freedom from the Father Wound - with Juli Sellers

If you’ve longed to restore a broken family relationship or have cared for a parent with Alzheimer’s, you’ll relate to the struggle of hanging on to hope in the midst of difficult circumstances. I hope you’ll be encouraged by Juli’s testimony of her healing from her own personal father wound.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: From Murderer to Messenger - with Henry Mitchell

If you're struggling with something you've done in the past and don't believe God could ever forgive you, I hope knowing Henry's story will help you understand that God will forgive you, no matter what you've done, as long as you repent and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Overcoming Alcoholism to Restore a Marriage - Part 2

Today we're returning to the emotional story of Donavan and Lavonna Garrett, whose marriage seemed doomed due to Donavan's alcohol abuse. I know you'll be blessed by the outcome of their story.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Overcoming Alcoholism to Restore a Marriage - Part 1

Donavan and Lavonna Garrett share an incredible story of hope, forgiveness, and healing. My hope is this episode will encourage you, especially if you're walking through your own seemingly hopeless situation.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: How God Transformed an Alcoholic into a Missionary - with Alex and Candace Cooke

Alex and Candace share how his alcohol problem had gotten so bad that she left him and was determined they were going to be divorced. But when Alex finally surrendered his life to Jesus and stopped drinking, she said, "I know that only God could have done that work in this man." 

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: The Importance of Strong Friendships - with Julie Bagwell and Frieda Younts

In this episode, we talk about how hurt and jealousy, especially in a group with three friends, can be easy to fall into. But instead of letting them fester we bring them out in the open and talk about these things in the spirit of love. A friendship is work, but it’s so worth the reward.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Learning to Trust God in Our Suffering - with Kathy Burry

This episode touched my heart so much. Kathy’s story will encourage you and give you hope, especially if you’re walking your own difficult journey.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Battling Food Addiction - with Asheritah Ciuciu

If you’ve ever felt stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of overeating, yo-yo dieting, and obsessive thoughts about food, this episode is for you.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Can You Miss Your Calling? - with Alli Worthington

Carol's interview with Alli Worthington is so inspiring that I know it will encourage you to build whatever dream or calling God has put on your heart. And if you don't know what that is yet, listen to Alli's journey and see how God took her step by step to where she is today.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Finding Silver Linings After Deep Loss - with Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson has had a lot of hard challenges in her young life but she's one of the most optimistic people I've ever met. Even though she's journeyed through the hardships she wants to be a bright light to those around her. You're gonna love Lauren!

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Brave Mom, Brave Kids - with Lee Nienhuis

Lee will inspire you to become the brave mom God has called you to be, as well as who your kids need you to be.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: How to Design a Thriving Home Environment for Your Family - with Kimberly Amici

There are a lot of great takeaways from today's episode. I hope you'll be inspired to make positive changes in your own family from Kimberly's message today.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: How to Become the Difference Maker You Were Created to Be - with Connie Tresedder

Today's guest, Connie Tresedder shares enlightening teaching about how changing our thinking can change our lives—literally. She helps us understand that just because someone speaks negative words over us doesn't make it true and explains how our thoughts can steal our peace.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Why Clutter is Stealing Your Peace - with Melissa Capps

Today's guest, Melissa Capps, has lots of great tips and insight on the relationship between clutter and our mental health. She believes our homes are not meant to be museums or storage units—they're where you live.


Carol hopes her story will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and do the things God is calling you to do as well (because God is always calling us to do something!).

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: How Adeline St. John Found Her Dad's Biological Father

This is a story that has the ingredients of a great British novel: mystery, World War II, an English lass, and an American soldier and highlights the importance of knowing our family history and legacy in order for us to have a real sense of belonging.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Reconciling Relationships Between Parents and Their Adult Children - with Tamera Rasmussen

Tamera Rasmussen, a board-certified licensed professional counselor, understands that relationships rupture because of unmet needs and helps us understand how to start the process of reconciling those relationships.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: An Unfinished Life—Losing a Daughter to Suicide - with Beth Saadati

Beth Saadati has been faithfully sharing Jenna's story for almost a decade now, hoping she can make a difference in the lives of others who have suicidal thoughts or those dealing with loss through suicide.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Southern-Fried Humor - with Jane Jenkins Herlong

Since there has been so much doom and gloom for going on two years now, I thought we'd lighten things up a bit by interviewing a wonderful lady who is a Christian speaker and comedian, Jane Jenkins Herlong. Y'all are gonna LOVE Jane.

BUILDING STRONG HOMES PODCAST: Building a Life of Faith - with Maggie Wallem Rowe

Today's guest, Maggie Wallem Rowe, is a national speaker, dramatist, blogger, and author based in western North Carolina whose passion is to connect people to God and each other.