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Ebenezer Podcast

Dec 5, 2019

“In this last year we've spent more time together as a family than I think we ever have. And we wouldn't trade that for anything."

A lot of us dream up plan B, or C, or D: a far-fetched idea of what our life would look like if we took a radically different turn. Johnny and Heidi Cowan took the turn, and it led to a...

Nov 23, 2019

"All of me can love Jesus.”

Julia grew up as a pastor's kid in Seattle. She came out to her parents in high school and says she felt like one person at school and another in church — to the extent that she used different names in different settings. At age 17, she attended a conference for LGBTQ Christians, and met...

Nov 15, 2019

This is a story to remind us of God's goodness in the presence of suffering and trials.  
Diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease as a toddler, doctors told Denise she might not live past 20. They told her the same thing at 30. “I told them way before 40 to stop saying that. It's up to God. God is the one that makes...

Nov 6, 2019

“If the people around you really do love you, they won’t judge you.”

When Izzy Lamola was 15, she decided to go to Jesus camp. God showed up. 

How does a city kid from a spiritual but not Christian family meet Jesus? And why would that kid start what's jokingly called "the Jesus club" at one of Seattle's most...

Oct 29, 2019

“I found myself at a place that I never thought I would be." 

The women in Yvonne’s family are strong. She follows in this line. Yvonne was raised in Seattle’s Central District and says she also grew up around violence perpetuated by and to her family. "Violence for me, coming up in my family, seemed normal,"...