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Hope Unabridged

A podcast that seeks to find hope in the midst of our unedited stories

Episode 63: The Superpower of Mindset With Jon Acuff

October 31, 2022 • Jon Acuff

On this episode of Hope Unabridged, Kasey & Angie sit down with bestselling author & leadership speaker, Jon Acuff and his two daughters, L.E. & McRae. In this thoughtful conversation, they discuss how to tap into the superpower of mindset and overthinking, and how curiosity always beats criticism. This is a conversation you will not want to miss!

Episode 62: Scared to Life With Ryan George

October 19, 2022 • Ryan George

If you long for a life of adventure, you will not want to miss this episode as Kasey & Angie sit down with adrenaline junkie, Ryan George. Ryan is a certified wingwalker, a bungee jumping enthusiast, and a via ferrata connoisseur who has traveled to all seven continents and both polar circles. If that isn’t enough, he’s also surfed in the Arctic, raced four different kinds of race cars, and paraglided in seven countries. As a spiritual leader, he co-leads Dude Group, a spiritual adventure community. His book, Scared to Life: Tales of a Good God Who Reveals His Heart When Ours Is Racing, is a must-read, and you can purchase it on his website, http://godinoddplaces.com. Hope Unabridged is hosted by: Kasey Brennan (@thejoyfulwild) and Angie Elkins (@angiebrownelkins) Music by: Robert Elkins #hopeunabridged #goodlife45 #ryangeorge #scaredtolife #godinoddplaces

Episode 61: A Church Worth Fighting For With Nancy Beach & Samantha Beach Kiley

October 5, 2022 • Nancy Beach, Samantha Beach Kiley

On this episode of Hope Unabridged, Kasey & Angie have an honest dialogue about the future of the church with Nancy Beach & Samantha Beach Kiley. Nancy serves as a leadership coach with the Slingshot Group, helping church leaders and teams flourish in life and ministry. Samantha is a writer and performer working at the intersection of art and faith. Listen and learn more about their unique philosophy on the creation and growth of the Church in today’s society.

Episode 60: What Will They Think? With Grace Valentine

September 19, 2022 • Grace Valentine

On this episode of Hope Unabridged, Kasey & Angie discuss how we can let go and overcome what other people think of us with author, blogger, & speaker, Grace Valentine. Her newest book, What Will They Think? Nine Women in the Bible Who Can Help You Live Your Life Boldly, is available now. Join the conversation and learn how to turn your focus on God instead of bending to peer pressure and people-pleasing. Hope Unabridged is hosted by: Kasey Brennan (@thejoyfulwild) and Angie Elkins (@angiebrownelkins) Music by: Robert Elkins

Episode 59: More Than My Scars With Kechi Okwuchi - Part 2

September 5, 2022 • Kechi Okwuchi

Hear an inspiring story of love and acceptance on today’s episode of Hope Unabridged, as Kasey and Angie sit down with Nigerian-American singer and motivational speaker, Kechi Okwuchi. The first thing you will notice when you meet Kechi is her scars. One of just two survivors of a devastating plane crash that killed more than 100 people, 16-year-old Kechi was left with third-degree burns over 65 percent of her body. Through it all, Christ has been the key to her perseverance. Her story is not one of just surviving impossible odds, but also thriving in a world that is too often caught up with how we look on the outside rather than seeing that our true value is within. Kechi’s memoir ‘More Than My Scars’ released on March 29th of this year, and her self-titled debut album is currently streaming on all digital music platforms. Hope Unabridged is hosted by: Kasey Brennan (@thejoyfulwild) and Angie Elkins (@angiebrownelkins) Music by: Robert Elkins

Episode 58: More Than My Scars With Kechi Okwuchi - Part 1

August 22, 2022 • Kechi Okwuchi

Hear an inspiring story of love and acceptance on this episode of Hope Unabridged, as Kasey and Angie sit down with Nigerian-American singer and motivational speaker, Kechi Okwuchi. The first thing you will notice when you meet Kechi is her scars. One of just two survivors of a devastating plane crash that killed more than 100 people, 16-year-old Kechi was left with third-degree burns over 65 percent of her body. Through it all, Christ has been the key to her perseverance. Her story is not one of just surviving impossible odds, but also thriving in a world that is too often caught up with how we look on the outside rather than seeing that our true value is within. Kechi’s memoir ‘More Than My Scars’ released on March 29th of this year, and her self-titled debut album is currently streaming on all digital music platforms. Hope Unabridged is hosted by: Kasey Brennan (@thejoyfulwild) and Angie Elkins (@angiebrownelkins) Music by: Robert Elkins

Episode 57: An Invitation to Wholeness With Amy Julia Becker

August 12, 2022 • Amy Julia Becker

In this life, things don’t always pan out as we’d like them to. We endure difficult relationships, community tragedies, mental anguish, and even physical pain. For anyone struggling with pain or loss, our latest episode will provide you with some much needed hope. Watch as Kasey and Angie speak with award-winning writer & speaker, Amy Julia Becker. Julia will provide us with her own life story, along with fresh insights on how to heal your whole self, and the invitation that Jesus offers to each one of us to be made well. Her latest book, To Be Made Well, delves further into this topic, providing you with ways to find personal, spiritual, and social healing. Hope Unabridged is hosted by: Kasey Brennan (@thejoyfulwild) and Angie Elkins (@angiebrownelkins) Music by: Robert Elkins

Episode 56: Stubborn Obedience With Holly Knight

July 27, 2022 • Holly Knight

On this episode of Hope Unabridged, Kasey and Angie speak with author and worship leader Holly Knight on what stubborn obedience looks like. Holly felt God's calling to serve the Christian community early in her life. At the age of 19, she married Bradley Knight and gave birth to 3 beautiful girls, and in 2012, they added two more children to their family through adoption from the country of Uganda. Join the conversation as the ladies discuss everything from adoption to moving through our fears. You will not want to miss it!

Episode 55: Finding Purpose in an Overachieving World With Mary Marantz

July 13, 2022

Do you struggle to find your purpose in the midst of our cultural obsession with overachievement and success? If so, you will not want to miss our latest episode featuring Mary Marantz, a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and podcaster. Her journey is nothing short of incredible, and through this conversation, you will learn how to live a slow, but intentional life. Hope Unabridged is hosted by: Kasey Brennan (@thejoyfulwild) and Angie Elkins (@angiebrownelkins) Music by: Robert Elkins

Episode 54: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness with Bonnie Gray

June 29, 2022 • Bonnie Gray

On this episode of Hope Unabridged, Kasey and Angie speak with Bonnie Gray, an author and speaker who loves encouraging women to experience deeper intimacy with God. Hear how her journey through a culture of loneliness led her to finding her true identity in Jesus. Her story is one you don't want to miss. Visit Bonnie's Website: https://thebonniegray.com Follow Bonnie on Instagram: @thebonniegray Hope Unabridged is hosted by: Kasey Brennan (@thejoyfulwild) and Angie Elkins (@angiebrownelkins) Music by: Robert Elkins

Episode 53: Food Triggers With Amber Lia

June 15, 2022 • Amber Lia

On this episode of Hope Unabridged, Kasey and Angie discuss how we can change and overcome our personal food triggers with author and health coach, Amber Lia. Amber offers insight for all things health and wellness for anyone looking to live life to the fullest. Check out her book, Food Triggers: Exchanging Unhealthy Patterns for God-honoring Habits on Amazon or her website, http://www.amberlia.com. Hope Unabridged is hosted by: Kasey Brennan (@thejoyfulwild) and Angie Elkins (@angiebrownelkins) Music by: Robert Elkins

Episode 52: Journeying Through Scripture With Kids With Hunter Beless

June 1, 2022 • Hunter Beless

On this episode of Hope Unabridged, Kasey & Angie discuss the importance of teaching our children to memorize scripture with author and podcaster, Hunter Beless. Hunter is the founder and host of the Journeywomen Podcast and author of the book Read It, See It, Say It, Sing It! Through these conversations and the wisdom found in her book, you will learn how to elevate the Bible to its rightful place—the highest authority in our lives. Challenge yourself and your young readers to read, see, say, and sing the Bible, because when we do, God speaks to us, and our lives are changed forever. Hope Unabridged is hosted by: Kasey Brennan (@thejoyfulwild) and Angie Elkins (@angiebrownelkins) Music by: Robert Elkins

Episode 51: Designing an Intentional Life That Lasts With Ashley & Dino Petrone

May 18, 2022 • Ashley Petrone, Dino Petrone, Kasey Brennan & Angie Elkins

Join us on Hope Unabridged as Kasey & Angie discuss how we can design a life of intentionality right where we are with Ashley & Dino Petrone. This adventurous family spent seventeen months living in a 180-square foot trailer shed, which was transformed from an outdated RV into a bright and welcoming home. To learn more, check this episode out and be sure to also visit their website, http://arrowsandbow.com. Hope Unabridged is hosted by: Kasey Brennan (@thejoyfulwild) and Angie Elkins (@angiebrownelkins)

Episode 50: Putting Family First and Being Famous at Home With Dr. Josh & Christi Straub

May 4, 2022 • Dr. Josh & Christi Straub

On this episode of Hope Unabridged, join Kasey & Angie as they speak with Dr. Josh & Christi Straub on how to be famous at home while putting family first. The Straubs are speakers, authors, and marriage and leadership coaches. Together, they lead Famous at Home, an organization devoted to equipping leaders, organizations, military families, and churches in emotional intelligence and family wellness.

Episode 49: Finding Authentic Friendship with Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston

April 20, 2022 • Amy Weatherly, Jess Johnston

On this episode of Hope Unabridged, Kasey and Angie discuss how to find unfiltered, real-life friendships in this chaotic world with Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston.

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