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Episode 37: Suffer Strong Because Hope Heals with Katherine Wolf

A Love Like This

Hi everyone! We are so excited for this weeks episode. Katherine Wolf is one of our biggest inspirations. Jay & Katherine Wolf’s story is nothing short of extraordinary. We are so thankful for this sweet new friendship and for this conversation. We hope you enjoy. Suffer Strong is Jay & Katherine new book. Here is the book bio:“When life shatters, how do we find hope and joy again? After miraculously surviving a near-fatal brainstem stroke at age 26, life for Katherine and Jay Wolf changed forever - and so did the way they viewed the world. There was no going back to normal from such a tragedy. Yet Katherine and Jay learned that suffering is not the end, but the beginning of a new and profoundly beautiful story. Together, they found new ways to live fully and celebrate hope in the midst of daily struggles and life-long disabilities. As they learned to not waste their pain and embrace a new perspective on life after catastrophic loss, Katherine and Jay discovered the unexpected gifts of suffering - a new identity, courage in the face of fear, and grace to flourish in a good and hard life. With brave transparency and enduring hope, Katherine and Jay share how the hardest moments led to supernatural strength - not in spite of pain but because of it. Suffer Strong is a bold invitation to trusting a known God in the midst of an unknown future, to open our eyes to the hidden treasures and see how, even in the dark, new life is born. With hope, humour, and joy, Katherine and Jay show us how to survive anything by redefining how we think about everything”. Have you ever felt alone Suffering? In your pain? Katherine reminds us of the hope that comes when we know the creator of the universe.

27mins

26 Mar 2021

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Jay and Katherine Wolf

Steadfast With Sandra McCracken

Season two of Steadfast will center on patience and endurance, themes Sandra painstakingly experienced and highlighted in her newest record Patient Kingdom.Jay and Catherine Wolf’s calling is to encourage families through difficult seasons of suffering. This work began in 2007 when Catherine survived a catastrophic stroke a few months after giving birth to her first child. Miraculously, she survived. After a 16-hour brain surgery, 40 days in the ICU, a year in neuro rehab, and 11 operations, she continues her recovery to this day.This experience started the family on a lifelong journey to be advocates for others affected by disabilities. In 2016, the Wolfs started dreaming up Hope Heals camp, which offers resources, rest, and relationships for families affected by disabilities. Before the pandemic, Sandra joined them at this camp and saw firsthand how patience is the essential thread tying together their lives and work. Jay and Catherine released their book Suffer Strong in February of 2020.Steadfast is a production of Sandra McCracken in partnership with Christianity Today.Produced by Sandra McCracken, Leslie Eiler ThompsonWritten by Leslie Eiler ThompsonEdited by Andrew OsengaMastered by Mike CosperMusic by Sandra McCracken Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45mins

26 Mar 2021

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S4 E3 | How Brokenness Brings Healing with Katherine Wolf

Love Is Stronger Than Fear with Amy Julia Becker

Can God truly heal, redeem, and transform brokenness? Katherine Wolf, coauthor of Suffer Strong and cofounder of Hope Heals, talks with Amy Julia about the reality of disability and pain, redefining brokenness and healing, and the game-changing nature of community. (Keep scrolling for book giveaway!)“Katherine Wolf miraculously survived a catastrophic stroke caused by a congenital brain defect she never knew she had. After a sixteen-hour brain surgery, forty days in the ICU, a year in neuro rehab, and eleven operations, she continues her recovery to this day.” Katherine and her husband, Jay, are the authors of Suffer Strong and Hope Heals and the founders of Hope Heals and Hope Heals Camp.Connect with Katherine online: Website: hopeheals.comInstagram: @hopehealsFacebook: @hopehealsTwitter: @hopeheals On the Podcast: Wolfs’ books: Suffer Strong  and Hope HealsHope Heals CampJohn SwintonPenny’s diagnosis “The Lord has really used what was terrible, tragic brokenness and transformed that into something really beautiful. We love our story of redemption.” “It’s not a rejection of the body that we’re in. It’s a deeper understanding of the body we’re in and how it can enable us to see truths about God differently than if it were ‘normal.’” “Community is a game-changer for healing.” “True community isn’t trying to be outcome changers. They’re not trying to pray away your pain. They’re just with you in it… True community isn’t trying to stamp a Jesus sticker on your pain because it’s so much bigger than something a sticker could do…I need the truth of Jesus but not yet. In this moment, I need you to cry with me and feel the loss with me and let it be shocking to you.” “God has equipped me in these years of suffering.” “The communal, almost instant, embracing of each other [at camp] has everything to do with the fact that living the ‘American dream’ is no longer available to these families, so they’re not concerned with it anymore. They’re on the other end of the spectrum where they actually are wanting to disrupt the lie that joy only comes in a pain-free life. They are banding together to proclaim that we’re not going to worship the idol of a pain-free life. It’s not available. That’s not our story. But there’s still joy in this story." BOOK GIVEAWAY To enter for your chance to win a copy of Suffer Strong, simply share this podcast episode on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, and be sure to tag me when you share it!___Thank you to Breaking Ground, the co-host for this podcast. Head, Heart, Hands, Season 4 of the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast, is based on my e-book Head, Heart, Hands, which accompanies White Picket Fences. Check out free RESOURCES that are designed to help you respond to the harm of privilege and join in the work of healing. Learn more about my writing and speaking at amyjuliabecker.com.__

47mins

2 Feb 2021

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Emerge Unafraid :: Katherine Wolf

The Grove Podcast

Today we’ve got a really sweet and timely encouragement from one of our best Grove Gals--Katherine Wolf.  Katherine and her husband Jay have an incredible ministry called Hope Heals where they have taken their pain and turned it into a platform to speak to God’s faithfulness and sufficiency. Katherine and Jay had their lives turned upside down when Katherine suffered from a major brain stem stroke in 2008, shortly after giving birth to their first son. In the years since, she has been through countless therapies and procedures, and while she still has many physical struggles, she and Jay and their family are committed to the mantra “hope while you cope” and have generously given their lives to spread that message. Today she’s sharing about how we choose to trust God in the face of the fear of the unknown and there's probably no one more equipped to do so. Check out hopeheals.com for more of her story as well as their books and resources.                

20mins

19 Oct 2020

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Redefining Beauty and Suffering with Strength (Ft. Katherine Wolf)

SHE with Jordan Lee Dooley

Have you ever wanted a manual that will just show you how to skip through the painful chapters of your life? Or maybe you’re going through a hard season and you’re asking yourself: How is this my life?  In this episode of SHE, Jordan talks with Katherine Wolf, author of Suffer Strong. After a near-fatal stroke at the age of 26, Katherine shares her own powerful story of loss and healing, and how to build a beautiful life right in the middle of the pain. Tune in to learn: How to find strength in the middle of a painful season and make a beautiful life right where you’re at 3 Ways to embrace your own unique beauty Why it’s important to cultivate who you let speak into your life How to get through suffering together with your spouse Learn more about Katherine on Instagram by following her here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

23 Sep 2020

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Rewriting Our Stories, Redefining Our Lives: Scott Sauls and Jay & Katherine Wolf 

Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith

We have a tendency to see black and white in our stories. We believe we’re doing the right things because we don’t seem to be encountering many problems. We think we’re loving others well because we don’t see any evidence that says otherwise. But the truth is that no matter how hard we try, we will face hard problems and tough situations. We will face division and anger. But God will equip us with the tools we need to navigate life with profound faith and great love. Pastor and author Scott Sauls asks us to think about what our world would be like if we approached others with compassion and gentleness like Jesus, to try and heal a hurting world. Advocates Jay and Katherine Wolf faced the unimaginable when Katherine, a twenty-six-year-old mother of a six-month-old son, suffered a brain stem stroke that turned their world upside down. Now a full-time caregiver, Jay shares how God brought them closer to Him through each other, and how sometimes healing and despair go hand in hand.  Links, Products and Resources Mentioned: Sarah Young Jesus Calling Podcast Jesus Calling books Jesus Calling devotional Jesus Calling: What’s Good? (YouTube video series)Jesus Calling Podcast Episode - The Broken Road to Joy: Ann Voskamp & Emily Stroud Gary Sinise Foundation Scott Sauls A Gentle Answer: Our Secret Weapon in an Age of Us Against Them book Christ Presbyterian Church (Nashville, Tennessee) BibleGateway.com (Luke 7) Fred Rogers (Jesus Calling podcast interview with wife Joanne Rogers) Jay and Katherine Wolf Suffer Strong: How to Survive Anything by Redefining Everything Samford University (Birmingham, AL) Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Bel Air Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, CA) CaringBridge BibleGateway.com (Isaiah 45:3) Matt Redman Interview Quotes: “What could it look like for followers of Christ, especially, to give ourselves to a gentleness movement or a kindness movement in a climate where kindness is so scarce?” - Scott Sauls “Cynicism and negativity are very contagious, but so are love and kindness.” - Scott Sauls “Every single square inch of the universe—people, places, and things—belongs to God, is created by God, and is entrusted to our care.” - Scott Sauls “Everybody's job is an opportunity to serve God in the same way that a pastor's job is an opportunity to serve God.” - Scott Sauls “Christians have that resource to be more difficult to offend, because Christ chose not to be offended by us. He chose instead to love us and to forgive us and to draw us into His family and adopt us.” - Scott Sauls “Looking back on your story, it's important and it's profound to see some things you didn't see in the moment because it was up close, and to see how God was putting those pieces together.” - Jay Wolf “The idea that God had spared her life was the beginning of hope for me.” - Jay Wolf ”We thought [Katherine’s being on life support] was really just a sign and a little sort of glimmer that God was saying, ‘I'm still here. I haven't abandoned you, even if I'm silent.’” - Jay Wolf “I think we want to say it's one or the other, ‘Oh, you're in this healing mode,’ or, ‘You're in this despairing mode.’ Sometimes they're right in the same place together.” - Jay Wolf “‘You get to put into practice everything you believe, and I'm going to supernaturally supply you. My divine power will give you everything that you need to do this. And it is going to be hard. It's going to be good’.” - Katherine Wolf speaking how she believes God rallied her husband Jay “We knew the presence of God would sustain, and His power would make a way for us to move forward.” - Katherine Wolf ___ Enjoy these videos on Jesus Calling YouTube channel: Audio podcast: https://bit.ly/2uCnNM0 Original Series video podcast: https://bit.ly/2WzFY0O ___ Connect with Jesus Calling Instagram Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube Jesus Calling Website

30mins

23 Jul 2020

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Let's Start Over - Jay + Katherine Wolf

Passion City Church DC Podcast

"The space between what you thought your life was going to be and what your life really is, is the space of your suffering." Are you facing adversity today? Does your life look different than the way you always imagined it would? Join Pastor Louie Giglio and Jay + Katherine Wolf for a conversation focused on trusting God with the reality of your situation.—With Passion City Online you can join us every Sunday for gatherings at 10a + 1p + 5p + 8p! Join us at https://passioncitychurch.com/online—Subscribe to our channel to see more messages from Passion City Church:https://www.youtube.com/passioncitych...—Looking for content for your Kids? Subscribe to our BRAND NEW Passion Kids Channel:https://passion.link/passionkidsonline—Give towards what God is doing through Passion City Church: https://passioncitychurch.com/give-on...—At Passion City Church, we believe that because God has displayed the ultimate sacrifice in Jesus, our response to that in worship must be extravagant. It is our privilege, and our created purpose, to reflect God’s Glory to Him through our praise, our sacrifice, and our song. Follow Passion City Church: https://www.instagram.com/passioncity/Follow Louie Giglio: https://www.instagram.com/louiegiglioFollow Jay + Katherine Wolf: https://www.instagram.com/hopeheals/ Passion City Church is a Jesus church with locations in Atlanta and Washington D.C.More info on Passion: https://passioncitychurch.com

42mins

11 May 2020

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Let's Start Over - Jay + Katherine Wolf

Passion City Church Podcast

"The space between what you thought your life was going to be and what your life really is, is the space of your suffering." Are you facing adversity today? Does your life look different than the way you always imagined it would? Join Pastor Louie Giglio and Jay + Katherine Wolf for a conversation focused on trusting God with the reality of your situation.—With Passion City Online you can join us every Sunday for gatherings at 10a + 1p + 5p + 8p! Join us at https://passioncitychurch.com/online—Subscribe to our channel to see more messages from Passion City Church:https://www.youtube.com/passioncitych...—Looking for content for your Kids? Subscribe to our BRAND NEW Passion Kids Channel:https://passion.link/passionkidsonline—Give towards what God is doing through Passion City Church: https://passioncitychurch.com/give-on...—At Passion City Church, we believe that because God has displayed the ultimate sacrifice in Jesus, our response to that in worship must be extravagant. It is our privilege, and our created purpose, to reflect God’s Glory to Him through our praise, our sacrifice, and our song. Follow Passion City Church: https://www.instagram.com/passioncity/Follow Louie Giglio: https://www.instagram.com/louiegiglioFollow Jay + Katherine Wolf: https://www.instagram.com/hopeheals/ Passion City Church is a Jesus church with locations in Atlanta and Washington D.C.More info on Passion: https://passioncitychurch.com

42mins

11 May 2020

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94: Learning to Celebrate Everything When You Feel Like Celebrating Nothing with Katherine Wolf

IMbetween Podcast on Marriage, Parenting, Faith, and Everything In Between

Does everything need to be perfect in order for us to have a reason to celebrate? Can we experience joy even when we are suffering? On Episode 94, Daniel and Christina interview author and advocate, Katherine Wolf. At the age of 26, Katherine experienced a near-fatal stroke when her son was only 6 months old. Katherine shares her inspiring story of recovery and how she learned to celebrate everything even in the midst of pain and suffering.  In This Episode, You Will Hear About: Learn how to survive anything by redefining everything.  Hear how celebration and suffering are not mutually exclusive.  Disrupting the myth that joy can only be found in a pain-free life.  How celebration can be an act of worship, community, faith, and joyful rebellion.  Resources Mentioned During the Episode: Purchase a copy of Katherine and Jay Wolf's newest book, Suffer Strong: How to Survive Anything by Redefining Everything Check out Katherine and Jay's first book, Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love To find out more about Katherine and Jay, visit them at​ Hopeheals.com Quotes and Tweets: Life defines us, suffering redefines us, and hope refines us. @hopeheals Worship in its purest form doesn't happen when everything comes perfectly together; it's most powerful when everything is falling apart. @hopeheals Celebration can be an act of worship and an act of hope and perhaps, in a way, an act of joyful rebellion against fear. @hopeheals We all have a seat at this table, at God's table, if we're willing to be vulnerable and brave enough to sit down to the life we have and celebrate the life we can't yet see. @hopeheals Even in the face of the unknown, we can remember what and who we do know, and help each other remember it too. In so doing, we can start to know the truest things again. We can preach them to our own hearts until we actually believe them. @hopeheals Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. - Corrie ten Boom God made you to do the hard thing in the good story He's writing for your life. Whether tomorrow is the best or worst or last day of our lives, we pray that God will give us everything we need to live it out to the fullest with courage and joy. @hopeheals Celebration and joy can be part of the hard stories of suffering. Celebration and suffering are not mutually exclusive. @hopeheals Subscribe and Connect With Us: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Podcasts Google Play Instagram - @imbetweenshow Twitter - @imbetweenshow Facebook - @imbetweenshow Pinterest - @imbetweenshow And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast, so that you will never miss an episode! ________________________________________________________________ Meet Katherine Wolf: At the age of 26 years old, Katherine Wolf experienced a near-fatal stroke. Miraculously, she survived and continues her rockery to this day, including having a miracle baby boy in 2015. Today, Katherine and her husband Jay, run the non-profit ministry Hope Heals, and are advocates for disabled individuals and their families. The couple, and their two sons, live in the Atlanta area. To find out more about Katherine and Jay, visit hopeheals.com For the full show notes, go to IMbetween.org/episode94

40mins

7 Apr 2020

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Episode 71: Katherine Wolf

Go and Tell Gals

Our friend Katherine Wolf is an absolute inspiration and knows a thing or two about having faith through suffering. In this episode, Jess and Katherine have a candid conversation in light of COVID-19, and how times like these are when the faith we've built actually matters. For morer on this same topic, grab Katherine & Jay Wolf's new (and very timely) book, Suffer Strong. 

22mins

2 Apr 2020

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