Welcome to the Restore Podcast episode 11 where it is our hearts' desire to help restore the vision, restore the mission, and restore the church through God's strength and power.
I'm your host, Javier Diaz, and it is hard for me to believe that, at the release of this episode, we are less than two weeks away from the end of 2016 and the start of 2017. Ever since we began this podcast in February, it's been a learning experience for me getting into the podcasting world. Though I listen to many podcasts, it's a bit different to start working on one. Yet, it's been a blessing to talk with and learn from so many people. I thank all of you who take the time to listen and even give some feedback. Thank you, thank you, thank you for listening, subscribing, and sharing this podcast.
Before I introduce this month's guest, I want to remind you of the upcoming Restore Conference happening January 30-31, 2017. The discounted early registration priced at $99 ends December 31 and increases to $150 after that, so be sure to click over to RestoreTheMission.com and register right away to get the lowest price.
Since we are in the thick of the holidays, we are giving away TWO registrations to the conference. Send an e-mail to me—firstname.lastname@example.org—with your answer to the following question (one guess per person), and the first two correct answers will win a Restore Conference registration:
- Which episode of the Restore Podcast do you think has been listened to the most number of times? (Hint, this is episode 11, so the answer is one of the first 10)
Again, only one guess per person is allowed, and the e-mail with your answer must also include your full name, city, state, and church membership.
In addition to the first two correct answers receiving a free registration to the Restore Conference, the third correct answer submitted will receive a free copy of a book authored by this month's guest, Juliet Van Heerden. Her book is entitled Same Dress, Different Day: A Spiritual Memoir of Addiction and Redemption. Juliet is an educator, speaker, and writer who holds a Master of Science degree in Literacy Education. Juliet states:
"Same Dress, Different Day: A Spiritual Memoir of Addiction and Redemption chronicles my journey from victim to victor as I struggled to break free from codependency's suffocating cycle. I learned to see my Savior as the soul mate and provider that my chemically dependent spouse could never be. God's healing grace is not only for the addicted, but also for the broken ones who love them."
Throughout this year, we have told several stories of churches on their journey of restoration. I'm so glad to bring you this personal story of restoration.
- JulietVanHeerden.com personal web site
- SameDressDifferentDay.com by Juliet Van Heerden
- Connecting: Healing Ourselves and Our Relationships by Dr. Larry Crabb
- The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson
- Codependency for Dummies by Darlene Lancer
- A Woman's Guide to Breaking Bondages by Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock