Episode 17: Tiffany Ramirez; About Resilience

  • Tiffany Ramirez is doing big things in the community through her job in foster care prevention. She also serves diligently at her church in several areas. 
  • On this episode, Tiffany shares about being a dual citizen of both the United States and Mexico, and some of the unique challenges she has faced. We talk about discrimination, hard conversations in the church, and we also talk about being single and thriving as she walks out God’s calling on her life. 
  • This episode covers some tough topics, but Tiffany is brave as she speaks openly and honestly about what how Christians can be better in the way we approach topics regarding immigration, race, and expectations of marriage. Tiffany’s episode is one that is so important, and through it all, she points back to Jesus! 

Mentioned:

  • Lilyfield

Thanks to Tiffany for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 16: Shannon Hurt; About Beginning Again

  • Shannon Hurt is a woman on fire for Jesus! She is enjoying an exciting season in her life, parenting a 16 yr old son, new baby girl, and loving being a newlywed. 
  • On this episode, Shannon gets real about mental health and the stigma associated with those who deal with it. She talks about waking up in a crisis center and crawling out from under the weight of shame because of grace. 
  • Shannon points back to Jesus as she talks about navigating bipolar disorder, and encourages us to “put on joy.” She has a heart to end the stigma associated with this conversation by being open about taking medication, seeing a counselor, and diving into God’s word. 

Resources:

  • Hope Community Services
  • NAMI Oklahoma
  • Goodtherapy.org

Mentioned:

  • North Church (north.church)

Thanks to Shannon for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 15: Natalie Bergstrasser; About Grieving and Getting Back Up Again

  • Natalie Bergstrasser is a momma to two sweet and spunky girls, wife to NorthChurch Creative Director Michael Bergstrasser, and a warrior for foster care and adoption through her job with Lilyfield. 
  • On this episode, Natalie discusses her experience in foster care, grieving the loss of special people in her life, and the way her life came full circle as she and Michael made the decision to foster. 
  • Natalie’s story is so powerful as she talks about leaning into Jesus in the midst of suffering and seeing grief as an opportunity to know Him more and love others well. 

Show Sponsor:

Mentioned:

  • North Church (north.church)
  • Lilyfield (www.lilyfield.org)

Thanks to Natalie for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 14: Kaele Montgomery

  • Kaele Montgomery is a momma to three babes, wife to her high school sweetheart and proud member of her girl gang! 
  • On this episode, Kaele bravely shares the story of walking through every mother’s worst nightmare, the loss of her baby. 
  • Kaele reminds us that even in our anger, even when we don’t understand, and even in seemingly unanswered prayers, we can still look to God and know that He is there and He is listening. He can handle our hurts, our pain and even our anger. 

Thanks to Kaele for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 13: Somer Carrasco

  • Somer Carrasco is the photographer/owner of Mia Photographs and a Big fan of all things 90’s. She and her hubby have three cute babies and are in the process of opening a new restaurant called, Leonardo’s Mexican Grill. 
  • On this episode, Somer bravely shares about a tough past that includes attempted suicide, addiction, abuse and more. 
  • Somer reminds us of the importance of choosing love rather than judging the girls around us, because we never know what they’re going through. Her story is a beautiful picture of grace and the fact that your future is not defined by your past. 

Mentioned: 

  • Mia Photographs 
  • Leonardo’s Mexican Grill

                 (Both found on Facebook)

Thanks to Somer for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire