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Looking Back and Moving Forward

December 30, 2022 • Beth Grissom, Kim Cove

With a new year starting, this is a time to reflect on the past year as you make plans the next. Beth and Kim discuss the importance of considering where we have been before we make plans for moving forward. The happiest new years blessings we wish and pray for each of you! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Send us an email: mailto:joy@carolinasda.org http://www.joyintheweeds.org

The Lineage of Christ

December 16, 2022 • Beth Grissom, Kim Cove • Matthew 1

Christmas is the time of year to reflect on the birth of Christ, but is there more to the story than just the humble stable?  In this episode, Kim shares her meaningful study of 4 women in the lineage of Christ.  Kim and Beth talk about what that means for us and how we better understand the gift of Christ.  Merry Christmas from all of us, to all of you!

Leading on Empty

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. Do you ever feel that you are running on empty and everyone expects you to be firing on all cylinders? How do we continue when we are so depleted? Join Ryan and his guests as they share what has worked for them. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Casey Vaughn is an Adventist pastor in the greater Charlotte area. When she’s not working with one of her two churches, she enjoys reading, playing with her cats, or writing. One of her current projects is a book on Conservation and its relevancy to Adventism. For more information about her churches or her books you can find her online at http://pastorcasey.net. Luke Kendall is a nursing student at Southern Adventist University. http://www.isryanbeckerright.com

Myths on Pastoral Families

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC, and sponsored by Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. Pastors and their families, at times, have a lot of pressures added to them by church members; as well has having church members just assume they know what is going on in their pastors' home life. Join Ryan and his guests, a husband and wife pastoral team, as they share their personal stories and perspectives on this topic. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Tim Cove has a wide range of experience working and investing in people. He has spent 20 years in education and 11 in pastoral ministry. Two great themes run through his life Natural Science and Biblical Christianity. With a master’s degree in each, life is a wonderful journey finding God revealed everywhere he looks. Tim's favorite places tend to involve kayaks, campfires, books and tools. His greatest desire is to nudge others closer to Jesus. N. Kim Cove, MS, LMFT has been married to her husband (of over 30 years) Tim and has two adult children Cameo and Jared. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and enjoys watercolor painting, reading, knitting, and traveling. http://www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for sponsoring this show.

When is "I don't know" an okay position to have?

Ryan Becker

Season 2 was shot and recorded at the Collegedale Church, in Collegedale, TN, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students and university staff. Often times, we as Christians feel like we have to "know" everything. But there are a lot of unknowns when it comes to the Christian walk where we have to just live by faith and trust. Join Ryan and his guests as they dive into this final question in the Season 2 finale. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Richie Halversen, is a pastor, evangelist, and church planter. His passion for Jesus and people is palpable. After years of battling drug addiction, and running away from God’s calling on his life, he experienced a powerful conversion. After years of recovery, and helping others who were struggling with addiction as he had, Richie accepted God’s calling into pastoral ministry. He serves as senior pastor of the Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist church in Cleveland TN. His partner in ministry is his wife Brittney who he has been married to for over 21 years. They have four children: Kaleb, Hayley, Tristen, and Taylor. Derek Schroer is currently a Freshman at Southern Adventist University studying Business. He grew up in Kansas City, but currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He enjoys playing golf and guitar, making videos, and traveling with his friends. http://www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for allowing us to record on their campus.

Christmas is Here!

December 5, 2022 • Beth Grissom, Kim Cove, Courtney Herod

Christmas can mean different things to different people. This holiday is filled with joy and happiness, but for some it might be filled with grief as well. Kim and Beth talk all things Christmas, trees and traditions with their friends Courtney and Angela! So grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage, a cozy blanket and settle in to join in the conversation.  Merry Christmas from all of us, to all of you!

Thanksgiving: when things are different

November 18, 2022 • Beth Grissom, Kim Cove

As kids grow up, move away and start families of their own or parent's health changes, holiday celebrations change as well. Beth and Kim sit down and talk about navigating thanksgiving when things have changed.

Confrontation vs. Reporting

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC, and sponsored by Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. Confrontation vs. Reporting is a tough subject. When do you confront and when do you report? Join Ryan and his guests as they carefully navigate their opinions on this subject. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Beth Grissom is the Women's Ministry and Prayer Ministry director for the Carolina Conference. Beth is married to Chris, the love of her life, and they have three children and just became grandparents to a beautiful baby boy. Joe Pieretti grew up in Puerto Rico, and was exposed to various denominations of Christianity in addition to local witchcraft or Santeria. After pursuing a career in music, Joe became a Seventh-day Adventist in 2013. While he still has a passion for music he is now a pastor of the Carolina Conference serving in the Raleigh area with his wife and daughter. http://www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for sponsoring this show.

How much should I let my faith inform my politics?

Ryan Becker

Season 2 was shot and recorded at the Collegedale Church, in Collegedale, TN, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students and university staff. Politics is definitely a hot button topic. But one thing that a lot of Christians have themselves having a hard time navigating is knowing how their faith should interact with their political persuasion. In this episode, we are not bashing political parties or candidates. Please join us as Ryan and his guests share their view points on navigating this minefield. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Chris Sauve is the associate pastor at the Chattanooga First SDA Church. He was born in Fletcher, NC to Jerry and Retha Sauve. He is married to a beautiful woman named Rebecca, and they have a nice little family (a dog and a cat). He is a recent graduate of the religion program from Southern Adventist University. From a young age, he felt the call of the Lord to work in Adventist churches. He hopes, through ministry and the power of Christ, to see revival among those in his local community, and those to whom he can reach. Isabela (Isa) Tavares is a Communications Studies major at Southern Adventist University. She grew up in Brazil and can confirm that soccer there actually is a big deal. She loves singing, taking pictures, petting dogs, and a bunch of other things that she’s still trying to fit all into one career. http://www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for allowing us to record on their campus.

Joy of Space

November 4, 2022 • Beth Grissom, Kim Cove

Beth is still trying to get moved into their new home. She and Kim talk about the importance of living in a space that brings you joy. This conversation ended up not being what they had planned. Life, or weeds tried getting in the way.

Doctrines & Jesus

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC, and sponsored by Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. The topic of Doctrines and Jesus are two topics that are under discussion amongst millennials and other young adults. Join Ryan and his guests as they share their personal opinions on these subjects. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Casey Vaughn is an Adventist pastor in the greater Charlotte area. When she’s not working with one of her two churches, she enjoys reading, playing with her cats, or writing. One of her current projects is a book on Conservation and its relevancy to Adventism. For more information about her churches or her books you can find her online at http://pastorcasey.net. Luke Kendall is a nursing student at Southern Adventist University. http://www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for sponsoring this show.

The Testimony of Philip

June 4, 2022 • Derek Morris

Derek Morris currently serves as president of Hope Channel International, Inc., and host of Hope Sabbath School, an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God broadcast worldwide on Hope Channel. Born in England, his greatest joy is helping people experience a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is married to Bodil Chen Morris, a family nurse practitioner. Their favorite hobby is writing scripture songs together. Their songs are heard worldwide on the Hope Channel global network and numerous Christian radio stations. They have two grown sons.

Grace vs. Discipline

Ryan Becker

Season 4 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC and at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas and employees of Southern Adventist University. There is a pervasive argument amongst the members in the Christian community over "Grace or Discipline." Join Ryan and his two guests as they explore their perspectives and personal experiences with this topic. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Andrew Korp is a Senior Theology Major at Southern Adventist University. He enjoys the outdoors and capturing it all through photography. He loves spending time with his wonderful family and friends. His personal mission in life is sharing the gospel of Jesus to others and telling them how He has changed him from the inside out. Rachel Beaver is a recent graduate of public relations from Southern Adventist University. She is also her local church communication leader, and one of the leaders of their pathfinder clubs. Rachel love to have fun but most of all she loves to connect with people.

How do we respond to "selective" miracles?

Ryan Becker

Season 2 was shot and recorded at the Collegedale Church, in Collegedale, TN, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students and university staff. Does it ever feel like other people have miracles happen in there lives but when you pray for a miracle it doesn't happen? You are not alone, there are many people who feel this way. Join Ryan and his guests as they explore this topic. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Jessica Williams is an Admissions Counselor at Southern Adventist University. For 13 years she taught Bible at Loma Linda Academy, and was heavily involved in the planning of SECC’s Junior-Senior Bible Conferences and One Life Retreats. During her time at LLA, she was also a pilot teacher and contributor to the NAD Encounter High School Bible Curriculum. Jessica earned a B.A. in Theology and Religious Education from Southern Adventist University in 2005 and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from La Sierra University in 2018. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, snowskiing, spending time with family and friends, being active in the great outdoors, and curling up with a good book on a rainy day. Harold Carvajal is a sophomore at Southern Adventist University. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey, but has lived in Cocoa, Florida since he was 6 years old. He is currently majoring in Finance, with the goal of working for SpaceX after he graduates. He is 18 years old, and will be turning 19 in May. Harold enjoys the outdoors greatly, so anything that deals with nature usually captures his interest. Since he has lived near the water for most of his life, many of his hobbies and interests deal with water and aquatic life. He loves to go swimming, fishing, and boating whenever he can while in Florida. However, while he is here in Tennessee, he does a lot of photography and hiking around the campus during his spare time. He also does a lot of longboarding whenever he gets a chance to. He enjoys going on road trips and exploring different places. He also loves learning about new cultures and new languages. Currently, he only knows Spanish and English, but has a goal of studying Italian over the summer. http://www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for allowing us to record on their campus.

How should Christians interact with Social Justice?

Ryan Becker

Welcome to the first episode of Season 2. Season 2 was shot and recorded at the Collegedale Church, in Collegedale, TN, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students and university staff. "Social Justice" is a hot topic currently. Many in the church feel conflicted over different social justice issues. So how should a Christian interact with something that is controversial? Listen to Ryan and his guests as they dive into this topic and share their own perspectives. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Pastor Luke Steen is a pastor serving in Marietta GA. He is passionate about sharing the grace of Jesus to anyone and everyone. Pastor Luke did not grow up a Christian but came to Christ after having been cut from an Ice Hockey team at the age of 18. He began studying the Bible for himself and through personal study found his greatest friend in Jesus and the truth of the Adventist message. He felt the call to pursue ministry at his baptism in August of 2013 so he attended Southern Adventist University graduating with his degree in Theology. Pastor Luke is married to his beautiful wife Carissa. They currently have no kids, but have a dog named Esua. Jonathan Rodney is a 25-year-old Chicagoland native who loves to travel, learn foreign languages, do anything music-related, surf, and learn more about God and His plans for him. http://www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for allowing us to record on their campus.

The Testimony of Mary

June 4, 2022 • Derek Morris

Derek Morris currently serves as president of Hope Channel International, Inc., and host of Hope Sabbath School, an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God broadcast worldwide on Hope Channel. Born in England, his greatest joy is helping people experience a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is married to Bodil Chen Morris, a family nurse practitioner. Their favorite hobby is writing scripture songs together. Their songs are heard worldwide on the Hope Channel global network and numerous Christian radio stations. They have two grown sons.

The Weeds of Disappointment

October 14, 2022 • Beth Grissom, Kim Cove

Beth and Kim talk about dealing with, navigating through, and even embracing disappointment. Disappointment has always been something difficult for Beth to navigate and in this episode she is raw and honest about the weeds.

How do I build community in my own life?

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC, and sponsored by Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. Find community, especially after you branch out on your own after college and are away from your core friend group, is very important. Join Ryan and his guest as they share their own personal experiences with finding and building community after college. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Ryan Ashlock has served as pastor of the University City Seventh-day Adventist Church since 2012. He has a passion for helping people connect with God, understand how Christian faith is based on reason and evidence, and think through the implications of the gospel for life, work, and relationships. Ryan and his wife Laura, have three teenage daughters. Prior to coming to Charlotte, the Ashlocks spent five years in Thailand where Ryan taught religion classes at Asia-Pacific International University and served as senior pastor of the University Church. Joe Pieretti grew up in Puerto Rico, and was exposed to various denominations of Christianity in addition to local witchcraft or Santeria. After pursuing a career in music, Joe became a Seventh-day Adventist in 2013. While he still has a passion for music he is now a pastor of the Carolina Conference serving in the Raleigh area with his wife and daughter. http://www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for sponsoring this show.

Finding Your People

Ryan Becker

Season 4 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC and at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas and employees of Southern Adventist University. When you graduate academy, high-school or college and move away from your group of friends, many young adults don't know where all the other young adults are. So how do you find them? Join Ryan and his guests as they discuss their own journeys of finding their people. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Jon Daniel is currently a graduate student at Southern Adventist University, pursuing a master's degree in clinical mental health and counseling. Previously he spent 6 years doing youth ministry. Jon and his wife, Kim, live in Ooltewah TN and enjoy hiking trails, exploring coffee shops and other stereotypical millennial activities. Ethan Wu is a Junior at Southern Advenist University studying computer science. Wu is also a part of the Engage Ministry program with SAU’s recruiting team. In his spare time, he really enjoys listening to and getting lost in music.

Psalms 139 Unpacked

September 30, 2022 • Beth Grissom, Kim Cove • Psalm 139

Beth and Kim take a close look at Psalm 139 together, unpacking and vulnerably sharing the personal impact of these verses. Grab your bible and join in!

The Testimony of Martha

June 3, 2022 • Derek Morris

Derek Morris currently serves as president of Hope Channel International, Inc., and host of Hope Sabbath School, an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God broadcast worldwide on Hope Channel. Born in England, his greatest joy is helping people experience a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is married to Bodil Chen Morris, a family nurse practitioner. Their favorite hobby is writing scripture songs together. Their songs are heard worldwide on the Hope Channel global network and numerous Christian radio stations. They have two grown sons.

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