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Steve & Bethany are on a temporary break from the Hopecast, because Bethany and her husband are expecting their first child.Bethany's baby is less than two weeks from making his or her debut (they are waiting to be surprised...check the show archives for why)Steve has a grocery store fail.For all things Steve & Bethany, including social media links and show archives, check out our websitehttps://steveandbethany.com 
Goodbye for Now...

Goodbye for Now...

2022-09-2325:17

With Bethany expecting her first child soon, we thought this would be a good time for us to say, "Adios" for the rest of 2022. But don't worry Hope Dealers, we're going to use this down time to revamp the podcast. We've got a lot of ideas and we're praying for direction. We're going to be dropping into your podcast feed from time-to-time during this hiatus to up date you on what's going on and to inspire you. We're also keeping our social sites - especially Instagram - updated on the regular.Pray for us and we'll do the same for you! Talk to you in 2023 :DFor all things Steve & Bethany hit us up:https://steveandbethany.com
Prayer. It's the main form of communication with the Almighty. We all know we need to pray. All of us want a dynamic prayer life...being close to God and seeing our prayers answered.But how do we get there?This week, we finish up our conversation about the foundations of prayer...and go a little deeper into this vital part of our walk with Christ.Show archives, social media links, and all things Steve & Bethany check out our website:https://steveandbethany.com
It's been said, "you are either in a storm, coming out of one, or going into one." It's why we need to be as prepared as possible for the next storm that comes into our lives.But how?Our friend, Andrea Lennon from Andrea Lennon Ministries, joins us for the second episode to talk about the 5 truths we need to cling to in our time of crisis.Andrea is available to speak at your next event! She's also got Bible studies, books, and a podcast you can subscribe to. Check it outhttps://andrealennonministry.orgFor all things Steve & Bethany visit:https://steveandbethany.com
It's been said, "you are either in a storm, coming out of one, or going into one." It's why we need to be as prepared as possible for the next storm that comes into our lives.But how?Our friend, Andrea Lennon from Andrea Lennon Ministries, joins us over the next two episodes to talk about the 5 truths we need to cling to in our time of crisis.Andrea is available to speak at your next event! She's also got Bible studies, books, and a podcast you can subscribe to. Check it outhttps://andrealennonministry.orgFor all things Steve & Bethany visit:https://steveandbethany.com
What's With Prayer?

What's With Prayer?

2022-08-2532:40

Prayer. It's the main form of communication with the Almighty. We all know we need to pray. All of us want a dynamic prayer life...being close to God and seeing our prayers answered. But how do we get there?This week, we're talking about the foundations of prayer.Show archives, social media links, and all things Steve & Bethany check out our website:https://steveandbethany.com
If you've been in church circles for any length of time, you've probably heard - if not said - "God doesn't want you happy. He wants you to obey." But what does this mean exactly? Does God expect or want not to enjoy life? Does being obedient automatically mean we're going to be miserable?We're going to answer these question and give you some hope of how to both be happy and obedient. For all archived episodes, social media links, and all things Steve & Bethanyhttps:/steveandbethany.com
There's nothing like pregnancy. If you have a good one, there's so much love and joy that it completely overshadows the pain and discomfort. But if you have a bad one, there' can be only heartbreak and despair. With Bethany going into her final trimester of her first pregnancy, we thought we'd talk about all the highs and lows pregnancy. We'll get an update on how she's doing and give hope about how to minister to those who've experienced a loss or infertility and speak directly to those in the midst of a hard pregnancy.It's an episode that we hope you share with your friends.Hit us up on our website!https://steveandbethany.com
Social media tends to be a place to be a highlight reel for life. Do we personally struggle with comparing our lives with others? Do we feel pressure to only post "good" stuff online? Why should we be transparent about our struggles as believers?We answer all these questions and bring hope to living in a reel world.For show archives, social links, our YouTube channel and more...check out our websitehttps://steveandbethany.com
A popular phrase in Christian circles is "get out of our comfort zone." It can be really difficult, because, by definition, we're at ease. The risk of putting yourself in a situation with no view of a safety net is too great for us most of the time. But the truth is that God is always pushing us, like a good parent, out of the familiar into the unknown. Because it's that unknown that makes us more fully rely upon Him.This week, we'll share some practical tips of how to overcome the very real fear and take the step out of our comfort zone into a growing relationship with Christ.For all things Steve & Bethany., including social links, YouTube page, and more...hit us up!https://steveandbethany.com 
Fruit Inspection

Fruit Inspection

2022-07-1430:50

The Bible says the fruit of the spirit is a great way to do self evaluation. We know that we all have our days when we don't get it right, but, overall, is your life marked by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control?If not, why not?This week, we're bringing hope to help you cultivate the fruit in your life.For all things Steve & Bethany - check out our websitehttps://steveandbethany.comCheck out our YouTube channel!
Bite Sized Hopecast

Bite Sized Hopecast

2022-07-0706:00

Now for a little something different...In the two plus years of Steve & Bethany's Hopecast, we've produced long form programs from 20-40 mins. But this week, because of the 4th of July holiday that recently passed in America, we decided to do our first mini episode.  Enjoy!Check out past episodes, sign up for our Hope Blast newsletter, and get all things Steve & Bethany at our website!https://steveandbethany.com
Life Verse 4.0

Life Verse 4.0

2022-06-2917:38

We're getting interactive again this week with one of our most popular series - Life Verses! We asked you to tell us about that one Bible verse that you cling to...especially when life gets difficult. We're finding hope together with stories from our Hope Dealers!
Living a Bold Faith

Living a Bold Faith

2022-06-2322:49

As believers, we're often told that we need to be bold in our faith. But what does that look like practically? In this week's episode, we define what having a bold faith is - and just as important what both faith is not.YouTube Interview Series with Stephanie RodgersStephanie grew up in the foster care system. If anyone ever had the excuse of being bitter and being an angry person, it's her. Yet, God radically changed her and she now has a life that she never could have dreamt of before. Check it outhttps://youtu.be/isaVPgqaOJQSign up for Steve & Bethany's Hope Blast sent every week!https://steveandbethany.com
Big Announcement!

Big Announcement!

2022-06-1636:02

We're departing from our regular format of tackling the biggest questions of life and faith with real and practical answers to help you live out your faith in this crazy world. On this episode, we pull the curtain back and give you a glimpse into our personal lives. We have a big announcement we want to share with you!Sign up for Steve & Bethany's Hope Blasthttps://steveandbethany.com
Decisions: God's Way

Decisions: God's Way

2022-06-0927:46

As believers, we know that we ought to include God in our decision making process. But, if we're honest, we just don't know how to. In this week's episode, we're going to break down the problem and give some practical solutions of how you can make sure that you hear from (and follow) Him in the process.We're the guests this week on the Other People's Shoes Podcast with Neil Matthews!https://www.opspodcast.com/Sign up for our weekly Steve & Bethany's Hope Blast and get links to our socialshttps://www.steveandbethany.com
Science + Bible

Science + Bible

2022-06-0223:10

As believers, we've been conditioned to think that science and the Bible are at odds. It's a choice either you're a person of faith or a person of reason. Is there any middle ground between these two? Can they both exist together?It's what we're talking about this week.To dive deeper checkout https://answersingenesis.comSign up for Steve & Bethany's Hope Blasthttps://www.steveandbethany.comYouTube Interview Series with Stephanie Rodgershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isaVPgqaOJQ&t=1s
The God of All Comfort

The God of All Comfort

2022-05-2630:48

Perhaps the most asked question by both believers and non believers alike when it comes to God is...why is there suffering?If God is as good as the Bible says He is, how come doesn't He eliminate suffering? Especially like the heartbreaking, sickening, and life shattering pain that those parents in South Texas are experiencing after the events of this week.Why God allows suffering, what we should do when we find ourselves in the middle of suffering, and the hope God provides in these situations is our topic this week.YouTube Interview Series with Stephanie Rodgershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isaVPgqaOJQGet Steve & Bethany's weekly Hope Blasthttps://www.steveandbethany.com
If you're a parent, it's only a matter of time before your kids are going to ask some hard questions about God and the Bible. Our natural reaction is to call your pastor or some other spiritual leader in your church. But wouldn't be great if you felt confident enough to be able answer the questions for them?This week, we tackle some of the most difficult questions kids have about God and the Bible with practical answers that will give you hope that you can be the go-to for your kids!This week's Audience of One is Richard TatumIf you'd like to be our next Audience of One, email us! steveandbethanyshopecast@gmail.comYouTube Video Series Interview with Stephanie Rodgers
If you're anything like us, you do whatever you can to avoid confrontation. But sometimes not having those difficult conversations actually can make things worse. When its time to confront how do you make sure that you do it in a God honoring way? We'll also let you in on the one key to remember when confronting anyone. Thanks to Shelley Vaughn for being our Audience of One member this week!If you'd like join us as our Audience of One...email us steveandbethanyshopecast@gmail.comYouTube Interview Series with Stephanie Rodgers!Stephanie has an amazing testimony of how God has worked in her life after growing up in the foster care system and being forced to live on her own at age 15!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isaVPgqaOJQSign up for Steve & Bethany's Hope Blast Newsletter!https://www.steveandbethany.com
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