moving the podcast – interview from February 17, 2015
Episode 39. Jeff Pitts is a super great guy with a heart for helping others. Today he talks with us about health and fitness, his personal journey from athlete to emotional eater to fitness coach, and why his favorite word is hope.
“Any time I communicate, whether it be in written form or in a speaking form, I want people to walk away and go, ‘That helped me.'”
0:00 ~ day jobs and side hustles
3:55 ~ Jeff’s fitness story
7:20 ~ coaching comes naturally
12:30 ~ emotional obstacles to health and fitness
17:15 ~ 1 minute videos
21:20 ~ Live With Hope
moving the podcast – interview from January 20, 2015
Update: the Longneckers hit the road in late July 2015. They share their new life on the road in their blog; if you want to see where they’ve been, start here.
Episode 36. Before 2015 is out, Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker plan to sell their house, pack up their four kids, and travel the US full time in an RV. Today they share with us why they decided to hit the road less traveled.
“More than anything, we just want to give our kids some amazing experiences. … We just want to make sure that they have the opportunity to see other people’s perspectives and hear their stories. And help people.”
0:00 ~ Why not?
6:40 ~ the logistics of changing your lifestyle
11:35 ~ a whole family adventure
16:00 ~ still figuring out the big picture
moving the podcast – interview from December 9, 2014
This past April, Sue’s husband headed out yet again to help with earthquake recovery, this time Kumamoto, Japan. I really admire Sue and her husband for their commitment and good hearts!
When I checked the links for the podcast notes, I ended up buying myself a pair of earrings – a treat for myself, but also a tiny little way that I can help too. I can’t wait to be able to tell people the story behind them, why they are a very special piece of jewelry!
Episode 33. Sue Plumb Takamoto shares the inspiring story of the Nozomi Project, an organization that employs and nurtures women affected by the tsunami that devastated Ishinomaki, Japan in 2011.
“That’s why we’re here. That’s God’s heart, is to love people who are having challenges. And we’re all broken people, in reality, and God loves to make beauty from brokenness.”
0:00 ~ missionaries in Japan
5:00 ~ how God inspired the Nozomi Project
14:15 ~ lasting impact of the tsunami
19:25 ~ a survivor community as much as a job
27:20 ~ being a business with a Christian foundation
29:30 ~ building beauty from destruction
37:15 ~ how to help
moving the podcast – interview from November 8, 2014
Episode 31. Willie Morris is here to tell us all about Faithbox, a new subscription service built on three tenets: growth, discovery, and giving. Their goal is to enrich “Christian lives through faith-based content and socially responsible product discovery”.
“The most important thing is making sure we deliver that value every month to people. And that we provide a box that’s meaningful, and actually does help them strengthen their faith and enrich their life.”
0:00 ~ What is Faithbox?
4:10 ~ where the idea came from
9:40 ~ from idea to business
14:00 ~ choosing awesome content
17:35 ~ stacking up positive wins