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Gathered Courage

108 EpisodesProduced by Kerry SmithWebsite

Hi and welcome to Gathered Courage, a podcast built around reminding you that no matter what you’re facing, God’s got you. I’m your host Kerry Smith and I’m here to help you gather your courage as you tackle everything from every day life to your biggest dreams. On this podcast we will deep dive int… read more

108 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Episode 83.5-Bonus #26- James 2:14-17

November 17th, 2021


We continue today in James chapter 2.  Join me as we read the Bible together, use our study tools and seek to know God better!

Episode 83 Ashley Kennedy

November 12th, 2021


On today's episode you'll hear from my friend Ashley Kennedy.  Ashely have  Listen in and be inspired by her reliance on God to get her through it all!

Episode 82.75- Bonus #25- James 2:5-13

November 10th, 2021


We continue today in James chapter 2.  Join me as we read the Bible together, use our study tools and seek to know God better!

Episode 82.5-Bonus #24-James 2:1-4

November 3rd, 2021


We are headed into James chapter 2!  Join me as we read the Bible together, use our study tools and seek to know God better!

Episode 82-Valarie Grimes

October 29th, 2021


Today I talk with my friend Valarie about the hardships of losing her son, starting something new and why working for Jesus your whole life is more …

Episode 81.75 Bonus #23- James 1:26-27

October 27th, 2021


Pollution is bad for the planet and your soul.

Episode 81.5 Bonus #22- James 1:22-25

October 20th, 2021


Don't forget what you see in the mirror!

Episode 81- Marci Miller

October 15th, 2021


Get your shot of courage with this episode!  Marci brings the heat and sets our minds on our powerful God's presence in our lives!  You won't want to …

Episode 80- Kathy Pauley

October 1st, 2021


I am so excited for you to hear from Kathy.  She has taken big leaps of faith and steps of courage to be the hands and feet of Jesus in her community.  Listen in and gather your courage to stand firm!  

Episode 79.5- Bonus #19- Jame 1:12-15

September 29th, 2021


Does God tempts you?  Listen in to find out!

Episode 79- Becky Van Heukelom

September 24th, 2021


Starting a business take a lot of courage!  Listen in as Becky and I discuss how courage plays a role in her success in business and life.  

Episode 78- Melissa Bjorgen

September 3rd, 2021


We all need a friend that is so absolutely grounded in the goodness of God that we want to be near them in hopes that it will rub off on us.  Mel is …

Episode 77- Jami and Brandy from Out of Darkness

August 27th, 2021


On today's episode you'll hear from two amazing women and their journey towards saying yes to God and his call to love women stuck in sex trafficking.  God has asked a lot of these women and I am so inspired by how they …

Episode 76- Mary Hamm

August 20th, 2021


This past February the lives of Mary and her family changed forever.  Listen in to hear her story and how courage has helped her get through.  

Episode 75- Kim Clifton

August 13th, 2021


Interviews are back!  Today on the show if my friend Kim Clifton.  Kim oozes courage and you are going to be so inspired by her!  

Episode 74.5 Bonus #18

July 21st, 2021


Today we will look at James 1:9-11.  What is your hope in?

Episode 73.5 Bonus #17

July 14th, 2021


Join me today as we take a look at James 1:5-8.

Episode 72.5 Bonus #16

July 7th, 2021


Today we start our bonus series in the book of James.  I'm super excited to go through this book with you!

James 1:1-4

Episode 72- Dimetra Barrios

May 28th, 2021


On today's episode I have my friend Dimetra.  She shares vulnerably about her difficult journey of transformation and finding her true identity as …

Episode 71- Bailey DeBree

May 21st, 2021


You are going to be so inspired by Bailey!  This girl is running with Jesus and I am better for knowing of her courage!

Episode 70- Heather Magnuson

May 14th, 2021


Today on the show is my new friend Heather.  Heather has so much to share about living a courageous life and you are going to be encouraged by her confidence and love of Frozen II :)  

Episode 69.5 Bonus #15 Romans 8:35-39

May 12th, 2021


Today we finish Romans!  What an amazing ride!

Episode 69 Angela Johnson

May 7th, 2021


Today Angela shares with us about her courageous steps towards following God's call on her life to write a Bible Study, raise warriors and follow …

Episode 68.5 Bonus #14 Romans 8:33-34

May 5th, 2021


We are close to wrapping up Romans 8!  

Episode 68 Michelle Kinney

April 30th, 2021


I get to meet with today's guest on the regular and I am so excited for you to get to know her too.  Today she shares her struggles and triumphs over …

Episode 67 LaRosa Tate

April 23rd, 2021


Today on the show is my friend LaRosa Tate. Our conversation about trusting in God's timing is so encouraging.  You will be so encouraged by her faith and trust in God.  

Episode 66.5 Bonus #12 Romans 8:28-30

April 21st, 2021


Today we will continue in Romans 8 verses 28-30.

Episode 66- Melissa Davis

April 16th, 2021


Today on the show Melissa shares with us one of the more obscure characters in the Bible that shows major courage.  She also outlines some great perspectives and practices for seeing everyday acts of obedience and …

Episode 65 Trisha Cronin

April 9th, 2021


Today on the show is my since college friend Trisha.  Trisha is real time going through some really tough things and is daily gathering her courage …

Episode 64.5 Bonus #11 Romans 8: 26-27

April 7th, 2021


I hope this episode gives you a midweek courage boost!

Episode 64 Angela Lee

April 2nd, 2021


Today on the show, Angela shares with us the way God worked through a very difficult time in her life to totally redeem her story and use her in …

Episode 63.5 Bonus #10 Romans 8:18-25

March 31st, 2021


Today we look at a bigger chunk than normal, but you'll see why.  I hope this bonus episode gives you a boost of courage to get through your week!

Episode 63 Betsy Spring

March 26th, 2021


You do not want to miss the exciting things happening for Betsy!  I realize you don't really know her, but you should and allow her courage to …

Episode 62- Carrie Williams

March 19th, 2021


When I say that this episode is jam packed with life giving encouragement and examples of courageous living, I am not even exaggerating a little.  Seriously!  Listen for yourself!

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by …

Episode 61.5 Bonus #9 Romans 8:16-17

March 17th, 2021


You are an heir with Christ!  Now that should give you some courage.  Listen in today and hear more about our adoption into God's family.  

If you …

Episode 61- Rachael Adams

March 12th, 2021


If ever there was a conversation that would inspire you to own your "stuff" and use it for the good of others, this is it! 

Don't forget to sign up …

Episode 60.5 Bonus #8 Romans 8:14-15

March 10th, 2021


Let's keep working on our courage as we work through verses 14-15 in Romans 8.  

Episode 60- Micah Balch

March 5th, 2021


You are in for a treat today as Micah shares how she has gathered her courage to live the life God has given her.  You'll love and be challenged by what she has to share regarding her family being her first ministry and …

Episode 59.5 Bonus #7 Romans:8:12-13

March 3rd, 2021


Today we keep going in Romans 8 and find our courage in verses 12-13. 

Episode 59- Katie Alesso

February 26th, 2021


Not only does Katie live a courageous life through Jesus, but she also has supernatural powers to see courage in others!  Seriously friends!  Listen in!

Episode 58 1/2 Bonus #6 Romans 8:11

February 24th, 2021


Do you have the power?  Listen in to learn about the power I am referring too!

Episode 58 Chelsea Robbins

February 19th, 2021


You will love this honest and vulnerable conversation with Chelsea.  I am in awe of her adventurous spirit and her willingness to share this hard …

Episode 57 1/2- Bonus #5 Romans 8:9-10

February 17th, 2021


Today we take a quick look at the courage found in Romans 8:9-10

Episode 57- Lydia Schmitt

February 12th, 2021


Lydia's story of courageous recovery from alcoholism is so inspiring!  You are going to be inspired by her courage to take the next small step.  

Episode 56 1/2 Bonus #4 Romans 8:7-8

February 10th, 2021


I hope you'll take a listen to today's short episode.  It gets a little uncomfortable, but it's good for us!

Episode 56- Tara Lilly

February 5th, 2021


Today on the podcast I interview Tara Lilly.  She has an amazing story of courageous living and foster parenting.  I know you'll be inspired to live courageously after hearing this!

Episode 55 1/2 Bonus #3 Romans 8:5-6

February 3rd, 2021


Today we take a quick look at Romans 8:5-6.  Let's set our minds on the Spirit!

Episode 55- Debbie Jones

January 29th, 2021


Courage is contagious!  You will want to listen to all Debbie has to say and grasp onto her courage train!

Episode 54 1/2- Bonus #2

January 27th, 2021


Today we head on into verses 3-4 of Romans 8.   I hope this mid-week short gives you a boost of courage!

Episode 54- Erica Kambeitz

January 22nd, 2021


I am so excited for you to hear from my friend Erica.  She has so much wisdom to give when it comes to gathering our courage to live an everyday courageous life.  

Episode 53 1/2- Bonus #1

January 20th, 2021


Welcome to our first mid-week bonus episode.  Today we begin with Romans 8 and focus on verses 1-2.  I hope this encourages you to live courageously!

Episode 53- Sarah Burnett

January 15th, 2021


Today on the podcast I have a conversation with my friend Sarah Burnett.  She is one of my favorite people and I think she will quickly win your heart!  Listen, I know this might not be what you expected, but you are …

Episode 52- Heidy Tandy

January 8th, 2021


Today we jump start this years interviews with my very great friend Heidy Tandy.  You are going to be so encouraged by her story of courageous living!

Episode 51- New Mercies and New Podcast Format

January 1st, 2021


Today I geek out over fresh starts and tell you about the new format of the podcast!  

Episode 50- What is Advent anyway?

December 18th, 2020


Today I scratch the surface on what Advent is and my experience with it.  

Episode 49- Abide Wrap-up

December 11th, 2020


Today we wrap-up our series on abiding in Jesus.   

Episode 48-Abide

December 4th, 2020


Today we look at the last three verses for this series, John 15:9-11.

Episode 47 A Thanksgiving Prayer

December 1st, 2020


Join me today for a prayer of thanksgiving to God.  

Episode 46 Abide

November 20th, 2020


This week we deep dive into verses 7-8 of John 15. 

Episode 45 Abide

November 13th, 2020


This week will will dive deep in verses 4-6 of John chapter 15.  Also,  at the end of the episode (I think) I've added an add segment for the first time.  We shall see how that goes! Fingers crossed :) 

Episode 44- Celebrate with me!

November 6th, 2020


Friends!  The podcast is one year old!  Woohoo!

Episode 43 Abide

October 30th, 2020


Today we dive into God as our gardener and what the heck does verse 3 mean anyway?

Episode 41 Abide Introduction

October 23rd, 2020


I'm really excited about our new topic!  Let's learn all about abiding in Christ!

Episode 40 Prayer Wrap Up

October 23rd, 2020


Let's wrap up prayer.  I'm sure we will come back to it someday, but for now we move on.  

Episode 42 Abide

October 23rd, 2020


This week we dive deep into the roles described in verse 1 of John 15.  

Episode 39 Lord Teach Us to Pray

October 2nd, 2020


Today we take a look at Mary's prayer in Luke chapter 1.

Episode 38 Lord Teach Us to Pray

September 25th, 2020


Today we take a look at Hannah's prayer in 1 Samuel 2.

Episode 37- Lord Teach Me to Pray

September 11th, 2020


In this week's episode I tell you about posture prayer.  

Here is a link to the prayer I used. 

Episode 36- Lord, Teach Me to Pray

August 21st, 2020


What does it look like to pray continually?

Episode 35- Lord, Teach Me to Pray

August 14th, 2020


Today I share with you about prayer partnerships.  

Episode 34- Lord, Teach Me to Pray

August 7th, 2020


This week we continue our journey on prayer and look more closely at the acronym ACTS for structuring our prayers.  

Episode 33- Lord, Teach Me to Pray

July 31st, 2020


On today's episode I share with you how I journal pray.  

Episode 31- Lord Teach Me To Pray

July 10th, 2020


On today's episode I give you some rapid fire reasons why I pray.  

Episode 30- Lord, teach me to pray

July 3rd, 2020


This week I tell you some of my tricks to turning any scripture into a prayer.  

Episode 29- Lord, teach me to pray

June 26th, 2020


Today I tell you some specific verses that I use to pray from.

Episode 28- Teach me to pray

June 19th, 2020


Today we take a look at what we call "The Lord's Prayer"

Episode 26- Lord Teach Me To Pray

June 5th, 2020


On this weeks episode I discuss Jesus as our intercessor.  

Episode 25- Lord Teach Us to Pray

May 8th, 2020


This week we look at a prayer Jesus prayed for us.  Yes!  Jesus prays for us!

Episode 24- Lord Teach Us to Pray

May 1st, 2020


Today, I focus in on 4 specific times when Jesus slipped away to pray alone and one of the major take aways that I found in them.  

Episode 23- Lord, teach me to pray

April 24th, 2020


Gathering my courage looks a lot like constant communication with God, so let's deep dive into prayer!

Episode 22- How are you doing?

April 17th, 2020


Lately I've been annoyed with my answer to the question, 'how are you doing?", so I'm working on changing my answer.  

Episode 21 It's a Good Day!

April 10th, 2020


I'm calling an audible today.  I just couldn't ignore the importance of this day!

Episode 20 Defining Rest

March 27th, 2020


Rest is hard for me.  Today begins a short series on rest.  

Episode 19 Parent Confession #3

March 20th, 2020


This confession is extra shameful for me!

Episode 18- Mom Confession #2

March 6th, 2020


The love and hate relationship I have with bedtime. 

Episode 17- Mom Confessions #1

February 28th, 2020


In general I love being a mom.  But there are some things that....I honestly just loath.  Enjoy my first confession.  Can you relate?

BONUS! Actually I just forgot to post this! Season 1 Episode 13

February 27th, 2020


We consume a lot of information, but have you thought about the ramifications of that?  In this episode I describe why I put boundaries on the information I take in.  Please tell me I'm not alone in some of these …

Episode 16

February 21st, 2020


Today's episode is full of random facts about me.  Not the most inspiring episode, but I hope you enjoy.  

Season 1 Episode 15

February 14th, 2020


My journey from education to full time ministry.  God is good!

Episode 14: Introductions

February 7th, 2020


This month, my birthday month, I'll be doing proper introductions about me, my family, my career, etc.  God is good, that's all there is to it. 

Season 1 Episode 12

January 17th, 2020


Boundaries on my schedule help me keep the main thing, the main thing.  I hope you'll listen in and hear more!

Season 1 Episode 11

January 10th, 2020


Do you have boundaries on your time?

Season 1 Episode 10

January 3rd, 2020


Boundaries don't necessarily feel good in the moment, but the impact they have on our goals and intentions is tremendous. 

Episode 9: BONUS!

December 31st, 2019


You've been on my heart and mind.  I know the power of living in the freedom of the gift of Jesus.  I want you to know this freedom too!

Season 1 Episode 8

December 20th, 2019


Your past ignorance or current sin struggles DO NOT negate  your testimony and the power it has to share the gift of others.  Listen in to hear more!

Season 1 Episode 7- How is your Saul?

December 13th, 2019


In my flesh I feel like Ananias gets a raw deal when he is asked to go help Saul.  Listen in to see how my mind shifts on this thought and how very …

Season 1 Episode 6

December 6th, 2019


December's theme is GIFTS!

There is so much to be reminded of!  

I hope you enjoy this content as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Season 1 Episode 5- Gratitude Wrap-up

November 29th, 2019


I have really enjoyed working through the concept of gratitude this month.  In today's episode we will wrap it up with my final thoughts on the topic.  

Season 1 Episode 4- Meghann Lightfoot on Gratitude

November 22nd, 2019


I know you'll enjoy hearing from my friend Meghann and how gratitude looks in her life.  

Season 1 Episode 2 True Satisfaction leads to Gratitude

November 8th, 2019


Season 1 Episode 2 True Satisfaction leads to Gratitude

Season 1 Episode 1- But first....gratitude

October 29th, 2019


To gather your courage you've got to find your gratitude groove!

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