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Sometimes God's plans are different than ours. For several years, we were a morning show team on a Christian radio station. Life was good...then suddenly the show was eliminated. We left feeling like that there was more for us to do. But what? We launched Steve & Bethany's Hopecast with the idea of helping others (and ourselves) live out our faith through all the ups and downs of life.We're real. We have lots of fun...and occasionally are funny. We'd be honored for you to join us on this journey!
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The Bible speaks a lot about the need for purity in all areas of our life. However, the term “purity culture” brings eye rolls, dismissive laughter, and worse in church circles these days. When and why did it become so negative? In this first of two episodes, we're going to trace the beginnings of the movement and why it ultimately hasn't worked.  We'll also provide some real, practical ways for purity to be taken seriously again.We Want to Partner with You!One of our passions is to help Christian businesses grow! If you or someone you know has a business that wants to reach our dedicated loyal audience with there product or service, we'd love to talk! Shoot us an email - steveandbethanyshopecast@gmail.comBecome a Hope Dealers on PatreonWe originally setup a Patreon page to help us offset production costs and provide exclusive benefits in exchange. But what we've found is an amazing community within our community. It's a place to find encouragement, prayer and belonging. Tiers are $5 per month and $15 per month. Please check it out!Sign Up for Steve & Bethany's Hope BlastIt's your weekly dose of hope sent to your inbox every week!
One Word New Year

One Word New Year

2022-01-0636:13

A trend in Christian circles is to ask God for one word at the beginning of a new year to focus our life on for the next twelve months. We asked you for your word and the story behind it. Your response was (in a word) amazing! We also reveal the word that each of us are going to use this year too.We Want to Partner with You!One of our passions is to help Christian businesses grow! If you or someone you know has a business that wants to reach our dedicated loyal audience with there product or service, we'd love to talk! Shoot us an email - steveandbethanyshopecast@gmail.comBecome a Hope Dealers on PatreonWe originally setup a Patreon page to help us offset production costs and provide exclusive benefits in exchange. But what we've found is an amazing community within our community. It's a place to find encouragement, prayer and belonging. Tiers are $5 per month and $15 per month. Please check it out!Sign Up for Steve & Bethany's Hope BlastIt's your weekly dose of hope sent to your inbox every week!
Favorites of 2021

Favorites of 2021

2021-12-3030:44

With the new year almost here, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at our favorite episodes from 2021. We also review our most downloaded episode of the year too!Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique The holidays will be here soon! Tina has got a ton of super cute stuff for any lady on your Christmas list. Get $5 off every order of $25 or more with the promo code HOPE at checkout!https://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastWatch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
As a special for Christmas week, we each came to the episode with our 5 favorite Christmas movies. We debate the list until only 2 remain. Then each of us make our case to producer, TJ, to determine which is the Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time!Here's a tease: you'll never guess which movie wins!Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique The holidays will be here soon! Tina has got a ton of super cute stuff for any lady on your Christmas list. Get $5 off every order of $25 or more with the promo code HOPE at checkout!https://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastWatch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
Every year at this time, we as believers lament the fact that Christmas has become too commercialized. All of us would love for Christ to be the sole focus, but if we're honest we have to fit Him in somewhere between all the office parties, gift buying, and family get togethers.We give some practical tips of how not let all the other stuff get in the way of the Main Thing.Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique The holidays will be here soon! Tina has got a ton of super cute stuff for any lady on your Christmas list. Get $5 off every order of $25 or more with the promo code HOPE at checkout!https://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastWatch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
Joy Defined

Joy Defined

2021-12-0929:16

The word "joy" is so often used this time of year. As believers, we're told that we should have it. But what exactly is meant by "joy"? If you don't always feel joy, don't worry. You aren't alone and it's ok, because that's not what joy really is.Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique The holidays will be here soon! Tina has got a ton of super cute stuff for any lady on your Christmas list. Get $5 off every order of $25 or more with the promo code HOPE at checkout!https://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastWatch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
Entitled Christians

Entitled Christians

2021-12-0230:36

When you hear the phrase "entitled", you usually think about a particular generation of people. But it's also something that we, as believers, have to keep a careful watch on, because it's so easy for us to fall into it. As always, we do our best to provide practical tips to guarding against having a feeling of entitlement invading our lives. Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique The holidays will be here soon! Tina has got a ton of super cute stuff for any lady on your Christmas list. Get $5 off every order of $25 or more with the promo code HOPE at checkout!https://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastWatch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
Holiday Survival Guide

Holiday Survival Guide

2021-11-2531:58

Let's be honest. As much as you may love this time of year, the holidays can be stressful. Sometimes even the closest of families can experience, shall we say, too much time together. But don't worry! We're here to provide some practical tips to help you get through the next few weeks.Here's the recipe Steve uses for frying turkeys from Tony Chachere's website...INGREDIENTS:3-5 Gals. Peanut Oil (Or Oil of Your Choosing)1 12 Lb. TurkeyTony Chachere’s Creole Butter Injectable MarinadeTony Chachere’s Original Creole SeasoningDIRECTIONS:1: Prepare turkey fryer, or very large stock pot.2: Fill fryer with no more than ¾ oil and heat to 350 degrees.3:Make sure turkey is completely thawed.4: Pat turkey dry with paper towels – turkey must be dry before frying.5: Remove giblets from turkey.6: Inject the turkey with Tony Chachere’s Creole Butter Injectable Marinade. Use as much as you’d like.7: Be sure to space out the injection sites so the marinade goes throughout the entire turkey.8: Lightly season the inside of the turkey with Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning.9: Next, gently lift the skin of the bird up and use your hands to carefully massage Original Creole Seasoning under the skin.10: Coat the outside skin of the turkey with Original Creole Seasoning.11: Allow the turkey to sit until it reaches room temperature.12: Carefully lower the turkey into the oil and allow it to fry for 3 minutes per pound, plus 5 minutes per bird, until the meat thermometer reads 165 degrees when inserted into the thickest part of the breast.13: Carefully remove the turkey from the fryer and drain it on paper towels.14: Allow bird to sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique The holidays will be here soon! Tina has got a ton of super cute stuff for any lady on your Christmas list. Get $5 off every order of $25 or more with the promo code HOPE at checkout!https://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastWatch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
Christians in Conflict

Christians in Conflict

2021-11-1831:03

Whenever you're working with people, conflict is going to happen. It's all about how you handle it. However, when the person you are in disagreement with is another believer adds an extra layer of difficulty. You want to  give out grace, but you also want to do what's right.Steve had this real life situation happen between two of his friends. How they dealt with is a perfect example of two godly people working out a tense situation with grace and justice.It's the final week of the Guess the Gobbler contest! Identify this celebrity voice and win a Steve & Bethany's Hopecast Gift Box.Listen to the soundMake your GuessSponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique The holidays will be here soon! Tina has got a ton of super cute stuff for any lady on your Christmas list. Get $5 off every order of $25 or more with the promo code HOPE at checkout!https://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecasthttps://www.tiktok.com/@steveandbethanyshopecast?Watch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
Life Verse 2.0

Life Verse 2.0

2021-11-1135:30

We're getting interactive this week! A few months ago we did an episode about our favorite Bible verses. It was so well received that we thought we'd do it again, but this time we wanted to hear from you. We asked people on social media to tell us about their go-to Bible verse and why it's so important to them. The response was amazing. Enjoy!Guess the Gobbler contest! Identify this celebrity voice and win a Steve & Bethany's Hopecast Gift Box.Listen to the soundMake your GuessSponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique The holidays will be here soon! Tina has got a ton of super cute stuff for any lady on your Christmas list. Get $5 off every order of $25 or more with the promo code HOPE at checkout!https://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecasthttps://www.tiktok.com/@steveandbethanyshopecast?Watch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
Giving Out Grace

Giving Out Grace

2021-11-0428:06

Grace. It's probably the best word found in the Bible. If you're a follower of Christ, you are already a big fan of grace. But what about giving out grace to others? It's a little more - sometimes a lot more - difficult, because by definition the other person doesn't deserve it. How can we make giving out grace a staple of our life? We're talking about it this week!Guess the Gobbler! Tell us which celebrity is gobbling like a turkey and you could win a $100 Steve & Bethany's Hopecast Gift Box!Listen GuessSponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when  you use the promo code:Love 10 Offhttps://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecasthttps://www.tiktok.com/@steveandbethanyshopecast?Watch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
We finish up our three part series about what a missionary really is with a look at moms who work outside the home. By understanding your role as a missionary will actually lighten the burdens and stresses you're under.Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when  you use the promo code:Love 10 Offhttps://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecasthttps://www.tiktok.com/@steveandbethanyshopecast?Watch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
We all know that being a mom isn't always easy. Sometimes moms feel under valued or under utilized. So how can moms find their value in Christ alone and not in what they do or not do for a living?We're talking about it this week in the second of our three part series "Living On Mission."Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when  you use the promo code:Love 10 Offhttps://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecasthttps://www.tiktok.com/@steveandbethanyshopecast?Watch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
Living on Mission

Living on Mission

2021-10-1429:12

Have you ever felt stuck in your life? You look around and see everyone else is pursuing a goal, but you just aren't? Take heart. We've been there too!But how do we shift our perspective to be able to live out His calling on our life no matter where we are? We're talking about it this week!Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when  you use the promo code:Love 10 Offhttps://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Social Mediahttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecasthttps://www.tiktok.com/@steveandbethanyshopecast?Watch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
Me? Holy?

Me? Holy?

2021-10-0734:07

When we hear the term 'holy', we automatically think 'that's an attribute of God.' Of course that's true, but what about us as His followers? What does it mean for us to be holy? We're going to through what personal holiness is and is not this week.We recommend "The Pursuit of Holiness" by Jerry Bridges. Get it here Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when  you use the promo code:Love 10 Offhttps://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Instagramhttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastWatch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
It's no secret that there are a lot of followers of Christ that don't hold the same convictions as you do. We dive into the difference between personal preferences and those standards that can't be compromised. We also discuss the one word that's the most important in this discussion. Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when  you use the promo code:Love 10 Offhttps://facebook.com/loveyourflairGet Involved:Hope Dealers on Patreon get the video version early every week...plus other goodies. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you can choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Instagramhttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastWatch this episode on our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show audio and video archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
What does the Bible say about hospitality? If you don't know don't be discouraged, we didn't either.As it turns out, there's quite a lot mentioned about in scripture. This week, we'll share what we've learned about hospitality with you. We'll break it down and give you some practical ways to incorporate it into your life.Watch this episode for FREE!https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveBethanysHopecastSponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off you first order when  you use the promo code:Love 10 OffHelp Love Your Flair get 1k likes on their Facebook page!https://facebook.com/loveyourflairWe're an Amazon Affiliate! Please use our special link to shop amazon. We'll get credit for any purchase you make...at no extra cost to you! It's a great way to support the podcasthttps://www.amazon.com/?tag=steveandbetha-20&linkCode=ezGet Involved:Video Version available to our Hope Dealers on Patreon early and ad free every week! Plus, exclusive e-mails, shouts, and bonus episodes. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Instagramhttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecaststeveandbethany.com is place to find show archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
With all the things battling for our attention, keeping our relationship with God as our top priority is a challenge to say the least. We all know that we should spend more time in prayer, Bible study, and attending church, but other things always seem to come first.This week, we're going to give some hope in how to make our desire to put God first a reality.Sponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when  you use the promo code:Love 10 Offhttps://facebook.com/loveyourflairWe're an Amazon Affiliate! Please use our special link to shop amazon. We'll get credit for any purchase you make...at no extra cost to you! It's a great way to support the podcasthttps://www.amazon.com/?tag=steveandbetha-20&linkCode=ezGet Involved:Full Video Version available to our Hope Dealers on Patreon. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Instagramhttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastSubscribe to our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9a1SS51kQ0msUxecYyXZawsteveandbethany.com is place to find show archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
 With everyone in your house having a hyper busy schedule, is it realistic to think you can find time do them? Are you a bad parent if you aren't doing them? Are you a bad parent if you aren't doing them?We try to answer those questions. We'll also give you some ideas for devos that you may have never thought of before. We'll also give some hope to you if you feel like you've failed in this area...spoiler alert: you haven'tSponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when  you use the promo code:Love 10 Offhttps://facebook.com/loveyourflairWe're an Amazon Affiliate! Please use our special link to shop amazon. We'll get credit for any purchase you make...at no extra cost to you! It's a great way to support the podcasthttps://www.amazon.com/?tag=steveandbetha-20&linkCode=ez Get Involved:Full Video Version available to our Hope Dealers on Patreon. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Instagramhttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastSubscribe to our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9a1SS51kQ0msUxecYyXZawsteveandbethany.com is place to find show archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
Rob Butler grew up on the south side of Chicago with a drug dealer as a father. He didn't know any other life until someone invited him and his brother to church. That one small act planted the seed that literally changed the course of his life. This week, Rob shares his testimony of coming to Christ and life changing difference all of can make by being a mentor.For a deeper dive into mentorship, we recommend:"Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests" by Melissa Kruger.https://amzn.to/3y8R8whSponsored by:Love Your Flair Boutique get 10% off your first order when  you use the promo code:Love 10 Offhttps://facebook.com/loveyourflairWe're an Amazon Affiliate! Please use our special link to shop amazon. We'll get credit for any purchase you make...at no extra cost to you! It's a great way to support the podcasthttps://www.amazon.com/?tag=steveandbetha-20&linkCode=ez Get Involved:Full Video Version available to our Hope Dealers on Patreon. Tiers are $5 p/month, $15 p/month or you choose a custom amount. All the details are here:https://patreon.com/join/steveandbethanyshopecast?Follow us on Instagramhttps://instagram.com/steveandbethanyshopecastSubscribe to our YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9a1SS51kQ0msUxecYyXZawsteveandbethany.com is place to find show archives, social media links, find our all our recommended resources, leave a review... you get the idea.https://steveandbethany.com
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