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WHAT IS CHM?

WHAT IS CHM?

July 3, 2022

Every person has a story related to their health.  In the 1st Century Church, Christ followers pooled together to take care of the needs of their community.

But is this concept possible today?

Unfortunately the church as an institution is not meeting health care needs for believers in the same way. I suppose denominational differences, budget concerns and low tithing among other factors left this void.

So, is there a para-Church organization that runs on the same Biblical model we read about in the book of Acts or are we stuck with high premiums and less than ideal customer care? 

We have good news! CHM is the worlds largest Biblically based, low cost sharing model and has amazing customer care services!

I created this 15 minute episode with Ronnie Hopkins II, who works for Cristian Healthcare Ministries. Can't wait for you to learn more about this amazing organization, how they operate and what it's like to work there.

Enjoy! Kevin Durham

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MAKING DEALS WITH GOD

MAKING DEALS WITH GOD

June 26, 2022

Are you making any deals with God right now? I am sure we have all been guilty of this at some point in life.  

As a kid, I remember praying, "God if you get my parents to buy me these new pair of shoes, I'll be nicer to my sister." Or, God if you help me pass this test in Algebra, I'll read my Bible everyday.  Something along those lines.  

I also remember a time, late in the evening, when I was a youth pastor in college. Driving one of the guy students to his house. He was newer to the group and  didn't believe in God.  As we drove, we discussed the existence of God.

At one point, this young man added.... "Oh, ye,h if God makes a bird fly in front of your car right now, then I'll believe in Him!"

AAANNDD, of course you know what happened next. Not even a split second after he utters this statement,  a huge bird actually flew right in front of the windshield of my jeep, almost crashing into us.  

I'd like to say because of the bird incident that this young man professed faith right then, but  like most of us, he did not hold up his end of the deal.

In this episode however, Ronnie Hopkins shares a deal that he tried to make with God. "If you keep me from going to prison, I'll trust you."  Wait until you hear the outcome!!!  

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RAISED TO HATE WHITE PEOPLE

RAISED TO HATE WHITE PEOPLE

May 19, 2022

THIS CRAZY WHITE BOY, got on my nerves so bad, but he eventually changed my entire life for good. - Sharon Parker "

God asked me to forgive the man who did those things to me when I was a girl, so I could become the woman He wanted me to be." - Sharon Parker

No matter how far you may feel from God, you are only one step of faith from Him. Don't let your painful past or current struggle keep you from taking that first step towards finding your healing and purpose. God can change anyone. He is faithful. He is good. And He is love. And He will sometimes use the most unexpected person to work through. In my case, he used a "CRAZY WHITE BOY"

Sharon is one example of someone who truly felt like God couldn't love her. She was raped by a family member at 9 years old and spent 30+ years carrying that pain with her. She medicated with drugs and found a "fake" love from future men who wanted only one thing from her. As an adult, it was extremely difficult to have any faith that God was good and that He would be her healer. In this episode, we a blessed to hear her journey from a place of suicide to her becoming a strong and beautiful woman of faith. God healed her of it all.

Don't miss this episode because it is important for all of us to be in touch with the reality which Sharon had to live through. It will open your eyes to other people around you that you work with or otherwise to be a person of love and encouragement to. Because you never know how God will put in your path who needs your touch.

Enjoy this episode!

Connect with Sharon here. PARKERSHARONDD@GMAIL.COM

 

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SEXUAL ABUSE -GOD SAVED HER! Interview with Sharon Parker

SEXUAL ABUSE -GOD SAVED HER! Interview with Sharon Parker

May 3, 2022

There is always hope. The pain of sexual abuse, especially from a young age is one of the most traumatizing things that can happen to a person. The voices in your head that you are "scum" and "worthless" are from Satan himself!

It may feel like you'll always be this shameful and dirty person that has to hide, but it is not true. There is a way out! Your story is NOT over yet!

In this 2 Part Episode with Sharon Parker, you will learn the details of her painful story, but also her journey to discover total freedom, and complete healing from it all.

If you or someone you know is feeling stuck in their past trauma, please forward this onto them.

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OVERCOMING DEPRESSION & ANXIETY / Interview w/ BENJAH

OVERCOMING DEPRESSION & ANXIETY / Interview w/ BENJAH

April 14, 2022

Conversations like this one with Benjah are so important, especially as people are coming out of lock downs from COVID.  Have you stopped to think about the impact on people from being isolated for so long without human connection and healthy community?

 I know many people who's lives became better because of COVID lockdowns because they got to spend more time with their families, but the vast majority of people around the world are not so fortunate.  They are truly suffering.

I invite you to pause your life for 30 minutes and listen to Benjah's story.  It will give you a glimpse into the lingering effects the Pandemic is having on peoples' mental health.  But, it will also bring hope and shine a light on the path out of depression and anxiety through the power of God.

This is a great interview to share or post on your social media because Benjah's vulnerability can allow space for more people to reach out and find healing.  His courage to open up can encourage others to do the same.

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JIM RIPPEY // Most Extreme Snowboarder

JIM RIPPEY // Most Extreme Snowboarder

March 29, 2022

JIM RIPPEY talks about his career as a pro snowboarder, comparing it to an empty well.  Welcome to another episode of This Is My Story.  We spend some time discussing the idea of life being a well.  Is my well empty or is it full?  I guess this depends on my perspective of the meaning and fullness of life itself.  Looking at Jim's highlight reel of his life in the 90's it would be easy to assume his well was full.  After all, he is base jumping off of buildings, buses and cliffs. Everyone in snowboarding knows his name and wants to be successful like him. He was making millions of dollars as a pro snowboarder and traveling the world to do so.  But it was largely a life with out God in it and as you hear from Jim, he describes this well as only a quarter full compared to his life now centered on God.

Jim has been retired from snowboarding since around 2010 and works as a Chaplin for a prison in Nevada.  He and his wife have to children and are a blessing to many people they know.  

I am excited to introduce him to you and have him on the podcast.  

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Remember you have a story and it matters!!! #yourstorymattersmorethanyouknow

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OLYMPIC SNOWBOARDER ANDY FINCH

OLYMPIC SNOWBOARDER ANDY FINCH

March 4, 2022

In This Episode Olympic Athlete, Andy Finch very humbly shares his experience as one of the best Pro Snowboarders in the world and how God rescued him from a path of destruction.  

Andy sheds light on a very real challenge facing many adults, both young and older and that challenge is whether we think our story is good?  

For just a second, pause and think, "Is your Story good?"   Okay, now that you've stopped reflecting on your story, take a listen or see (on YouTube) how Andy's journey led him through this question.  He went from doubting his story was very good, to being confident in it.

Few people actually have an over night transformation of their lives. As you'll discover from Andy's story, we are all in a process.  To the degree we engage ourselves on our journey with God is ultimately the degree which we grow in our confidence of all the great and wonderful things God has done in our lives.  

This process is what transforms us into what we all long for. Thank you for tuning into my conversation with Andy. I hope and pray it blesses you or someone you know.

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LEGENDARY - DARRYL STRAWBERRY opens up about his painful past and greatest transformation.

LEGENDARY - DARRYL STRAWBERRY opens up about his painful past and greatest transformation.

February 17, 2022

In This Episode

Darryl is LEGENDARY in Professional Baseball.  He lived in the fast lane both on and off the field.  Arguably he is one of the most recognized Baseball athletes in history but also equally known for his eventual path of a destructive life of drugs, alcohol and womanizing.  At the time, no one had a clue why he chose this path.  In this episode he opens up and shares his journey.

Whether you like baseball or could careless, this conversation with Darryl Strawberry is a MUST watch/listen because in the most humble way, Darryl opens up about his painful past, successful career and the biggest transformation in his life.  He is truly a fresh breath of genuine LIFE, JOY and LAUGHTER.

Darryl and I became friends a few years ago after meeting randomly at the baggage claim of the Orlando International Airport.  Let me back up...Weeks prior to this random meeting, Darryl would come to my mind several times, with a feeling that we were suppose to meet, become friends and do something in ministry together. SO, I prayed, something simple...Lord make it happen in your own way and timing.  Weeks later, as I stood at the baggage claim, Darryl was there a foot away waiting for his luggage too.  I tapped him on his shoulder, we struck up a conversation and the rest is history.  Now I welcome you to join our conversation and I'm honored to do so. Thank you for tuning in.  

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SHAUN MURRAY :: World Champ Wakeboarder /Journey To Faith

SHAUN MURRAY :: World Champ Wakeboarder /Journey To Faith

February 9, 2022

Shaun is a 4X World Champion & they call him "The House Of Style"  because he makes what he does look so good. BUT.... without question to me the secret sauce of Shaun Murray's success and fame is Jesus.  I don't mean this superficially.  I mean it in every practical since.  Shaun uses his platform to show others they are important.  His fans are treated like friends and he prioritized time with kids making them feel valued. He understands and will even tell you, God is the one keeping him relevant and in the spot light because he's reflecting his success back on his creator.  As you'll hear in this episode from Shaun, "it is after all, not my story, but God's that matters most."

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FATHERLESS HOLE TURNED WHOLE - Mark Wright

FATHERLESS HOLE TURNED WHOLE - Mark Wright

January 22, 2022

In This Episode

Joesph and Job, two men in the Bible who lost everything and suffered to the extent most of us would have given up, but both of them proclaimed "What Satan has intended for evil, God will use for good."  This sums up Mark Wright's podcast and his story.  His parents got divorced when he was only 5. Although his mother remarried and he had a good step father, the hole in his life for his God given birth father was a wound he carried.

The evil plot Satan likes to have on all of us and tried to have on Mark's story failed once Mark gave his life to Jesus and grew in his understanding of the Heavenly Father.  God would later use Mark's story to start a ministry called Idols Aside to minister to and love all fatherless youth, single mothers and grandmothers.

Our conversation is around the Tornado in Kentucky where Mark and his family live. Mark's faithfully serving and could really use your prayers, support and love.  Beyond awareness of their work and ministry, my hope  for all of us is to see how God can take the brokenness of our past and story and turn it into something GOOD if we'll allow him to. 

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