Warriors ARISE

Warriors ARISE

Warriors Arise is dedicated to breaking women free of their invisible prison, being defined by their past. Our past does not define who we are and we were never meant to remain broken. This is a weekly podcast that tackles the issues we all deal with. We want to hear from you, the listener. What are you struggling with? What questions do you have because this is a safe place to talk about unsafe things! YOU are a warrior and it's time to ARISE! read less
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The Armor of God: The Pieces You Need for Victory
09-03-2022
The Armor of God: The Pieces You Need for Victory
Do you put on your armor to defend yourself from the enemy?God provided us with the tools we need to protect ourselves and come out victorious as we face each day. I'm Suzi Hanson and joining me today is co-founder Stephanie Reed. This is the episode where we talk about the armor of God - the pieces you need, why you need them, and how to use them. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 04:24] Using the Armor of God to Fight Against EvilDefending ourselves from the enemyBring an offensive plan to the battleBe ready before the attacks comeUtilizing the armor of GodIt is a powerful and accessible weapon[04:25 - 17:28] Protecting the Heart and the MindThe belt of truthAlways begin with the truth to defeat the enemyPray the truth over yourself at the start of the dayThe breastplate of righteousnessWear it to protect your heartBring yourself to a place of righteousness through ChristThe shoes of peaceLearn how to walk in the GospelConquer the tough terrain through worship[17:29 - 28:58] The Power of the Mind and the Word of GodThe shield of faithOur faith in Christ shields us from the liesThe helmet of salvationProtect your mind and renew your thoughtsThe sword of the SpiritBe all in for God’s Word and hold up the swordSpeak the truth out and pray strategically[28:59 - 29:54] Closing SegmentProtect yourself each day!Closing wordsTweetable Quotes:“The armor of God is such a powerful weapon. And it is something that is so easily accessed, that we just have to learn how to use it.” – Stephanie Reed“If you don't begin with the truth, you'll never defeat the enemy.” – Stephanie Reed“A lot of times, peace is just knowing that someone has went before you and fought the fight.” – Stephanie ReedWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
The Siege: Demolishing Strongholds Part 3
23-02-2022
The Siege: Demolishing Strongholds Part 3
In the final episode of The Siege: Demolishing Strongholds, I am joined by co-founder Stephanie Reed to look back and internalize of the key points from the previous episodes. We also discuss the battles we have to face, how to use God’s Word to guide our actions, and practical tips to apply as we choose to stand up as conquerors fighting from victory. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 08:05] The Mission to Battle through StormsOvercoming strongholds with God’s weaponsHow the devil distorts realityFacing betrayal and hurtSet aside perfection and comparisons[08:06 - 20:03] Demolishing Deceptive FantastyKnowing the enemyHow Satan operates around usRefuse to be prisoners of warFighting from victoryRemember to walk in faithBe wary of the seeds of disbeliefRemember the power of thought[20:04 - 27:04] Standing as a ConquerorThe danger of isolationClaim what’s yoursThe relevance of God’s WordChoosing to rise up[27:05 - 3:33] Closing SegmentNext episode’s topicClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“God intended to be our stronghold. God intended to be our fortress. And that is what God is to us. He is that strong tower, that place that we take refuge, that safe wall that we are to be behind as he protects us. And that is what a stronghold is intended to be.” – Suzi Hanson“Well, because of what Jesus did on the cross, we aren't fighting for victory. We're fighting from victory. Because the battle has already been won. Jesus defeated the enemy on the cross at Calvary.” – Suzi HansonWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
The Siege: Demolishing Strongholds Part 2 with Leslie Cooper
09-02-2022
The Siege: Demolishing Strongholds Part 2 with Leslie Cooper
In the second episode of The Siege: Demolishing Strongholds, I am joined by co-founder Stephanie Reed along with a fan-favorite guest - Leslie Cooper! Life gets in the way and challenges can sometimes make us feel defeated. However, by holding on to God’s Word, we can be warriors and come out stronger. Leslie shares her story of demolishing strongholds with the power of worship. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 10:50] Using the Word as a WeaponLeslie on overcoming strongholdsThe dangers of relating bad moments to GodHow the enemy keeps you away from Who saves youRecognizing the schemes of the enemyConstantly establishing strongholdsAddiction as tools of identityUsing the Word as a sword[10:51 - 29:14] Worship to Counteract WarfareCounteracting using the ScripturesDeclaring the truth out loudThe journey to healingBattling illnesses with God’s WordFinding everything we need to overcomeWorship counteracting the warfareSatan making us feel unworthyRecognizing the Word written just for youNot taking for granted Christ’s deathSeasons when you feel defeatedHaving other people surround you in those momentsExposing the enemy and reach out[29:15 - 30:45] Closing SegmentNext episode’s topicClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“Jesus is the one who can save us. His name is the name that is above every name. And that is exactly how we defeat the strongholds of the enemy.” – Stephanie Reed“Read over them [the Scriptures] and get them so deep in your heart…because he has a plan and it is a battle. But God has given us everything that we need to know to overcome that battle.” – Leslie CooperWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
The Siege: Demolishing Strongholds Part 1
02-02-2022
The Siege: Demolishing Strongholds Part 1
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! This is the first episode of The Siege: Demolishing Strongholds. I am Suzi Hanson and today, joining us is co-founder Stephanie Reed. Over time through life experiences, we are building our strongholds. While it is our response to survival, allowing God to take over lets us prepare for the world or cower from it. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 06:41] Protection in Times of TroubleCreated on purpose for a purposeIdentityDestinationIdentifying strongholdFortified placeHiding vs. preparingGod’s armsGod as your rock and refuge[06:42 - 18:10] Why We Battle with Spiritual StrongholdsSpiritual strongholdThe habitual pattern of thoughtGod’s response to Satan’s attacksAccumulating power and strengthMajor to minor life issuesExperiences of pain and abuseStoring observed behaviorStruggles living in the societyWomen on body imageLosing confidence in oneself[18:11 - 22:21] Destroying Fortresses Brick by BrickCrafting your battle planDaily intentionalityBreaking the strongholdsUsing your words[22:22 - 26:54] Closing SegmentNext episode’s topicClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“People are struggling with what's next… If you don't know where who you are, then you don't really know where you're going.” – Stephanie Reed“It's so important to fix our eyes on the things of God because subconsciously, we can absorb strongholds.” – Stephanie Reed“If you don't feel good about yourself, or who you are, you lack that confidence. And you're always focused on the things about yourself you don't like, well, then you're distracted. And you're not walking in confidence.” - Suzi HansonWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
The Battle of Identity Part 4: Winning the Battle
26-01-2022
The Battle of Identity Part 4: Winning the Battle
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! I am Suzi Hanson and today, I am joined by my husband, Christian Hanson. We welcome you to the last part of the four-week series of The Battle of Identity. In this episode, we gave a wrap-up of the stories we discussed in the previous episodes, talked about the journey of healing from deception, and coming out stronger by understanding your identity in Christ. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 11:47] What Shapes Our Identity?How we are marked during childhoodFeeling unlovable and unwantedSeeking the approval of othersKnowing the Wounded WarriorEstablishing a relationship[11:48 - 25:53] Shattering the Darkness with LightGaining trust againGetting to know GodSurrendering to HimHow Satan deceives usTaking a seed of truth and building liesGod created you with a purposeLetting light shatter the darknessCommunicating with God[25:54 - 29:17] On the Way to Understanding Who We AreThe baby steps to takeRemoving the liesWriting down scripturesUnderstanding your identity[29:18 - 31:13] Closing SegmentNext episode’s topicClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“We were all created for [a] purpose. We are not mistakes. God created us on purpose for a purpose.” – Suzi Hanson“Let's shed light into this darkness because the light shatters the darkness. So first understanding you have an enemy, and that you have power over him, you have the power to rise up in this dark place and understand that you are a daughter of God and you are not a mistake and that you were created on purpose for a purpose.” – Suzi HansonWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
The Battle of Identity Part 3: Overcoming The Labels That Marked Us with Sheri Yates
19-01-2022
The Battle of Identity Part 3: Overcoming The Labels That Marked Us with Sheri Yates
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! I am Suzi Hanson and today, I am joined by Stephanie Reed. We welcome you to the third part of the four-week series of The Battle of Identity along with a special guest, Sheri Yates. In this episode, she talks about how we are marked throughout our lives and how we recognize the way to understanding who we are. She emphasizes our power of choice and that we can choose to become bigger than the labels. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 07:01] How Identity is MarkedGetting to know Sheri YatesLearning to let goStruggles of being a momPerceiving your identityParentsCircumstancesWorkApproval of others[07:02 - 24:40] Making the Decision to be BetterRecognizing your potentialHow God uses usCalling ourselves labelsChoosing to be biggerSelf-sabotageRejecting others out of fearChasing temporary satisfactionThe decision to choose the LordCalibrating your addictionShaping a better generationBeing misunderstood[24:41 - 32:52] You Have a Friend with YouUnderstanding who you areKnowing the Word of GodParticipating in Bible studiesRecognize your friendsAsking for wisdomThe battles we have to faceRunning towards your giantsLearning your identity through Christ[32:53 - 36:45] Closing SegmentClosing wordsJoin us for the next part!Tweetable Quotes:“I just don't really think that very many people don't have an identity crisis, you know? You're raised by your parents, they tell you who you are. Circumstances define you, the things that are done to you, the things that you do, the awards you win, the failures you have. They mark you, right?” – Sheri Yates“No person can actually help me feel valued.” – Sheri Yates“Even though your past is still marked, you can literally step into a new future and shape a new generation. But you have to be steadfast in your decision not [to] change your mind.” – Sheri YatesConnect with SheriWebsite: https://sheriyates.comWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
The Battle of Identity Part 2: Breaking Out of Hopelessness with Tyler Bothne
12-01-2022
The Battle of Identity Part 2: Breaking Out of Hopelessness with Tyler Bothne
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! I am Suzi Hanson and today, I am joined by Stephanie Reed. We welcome you to the second part of the four-week series of The Battle of Identity along with a special guest, Tyler Bothne. In this episode, she shares her struggles with the crippling power of negativity, overcoming internal and external battles, and choosing faith in spite of hopelessness. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 07:13] The Crippling Power of NegativityHow God radically changes usTyler’s experience and life storySelf-worth issuesThe significance of upbringingWearing the labels thrown at us[07:14 - 16:16] Hopelessness in having a Better LifeFalling into the liesRecognizing contradictionsDysfunctions at homeNumbing of emotional painChronic rejectionBad decisions after bad decisionsHumiliation feltHopelessness and being lost[16:17 - 23:37] How God Transforms UsGetting fit physicallyPower through healthLaunching misfit ministriesTapping into the body, mind, and spiritChoosing to get back up[27:42 - 29:22] Closing SegmentConnect with Tyler!Closing wordsTweetable Quotes:“Rejection in itself is more harmful than like any kind of physical pain.” – Tyler Bothne“Even if you're failing forward, but you're still showing up. So it's the whole analogy of getting on the bike all over again. Because you know, you fall over, you just get back up…just making that choice to show up no matter what the outcome is for that day.” – Stephanie Reed Connect with TylerWebsite: www.misfitsministries.com IG: www.instagram.com/inked_n_fit/ FB: www.facebook.com/tyler.coleman.7 We would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
The Battle of Identity Part 1: How We Are Shaped
05-01-2022
The Battle of Identity Part 1: How We Are Shaped
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! I am Suzi Hanson and today, I am joined by co-founder Stephanie Reed. To start the year, we welcome you to the first part of the four-week series of The Battle of Identity. We will define identity and how it is shaped through childhood, labels, generational values, social status, abuse, and so much more. This goes to show the danger of wearing labels yet we have the choice to break free. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 09:19] Identifying Identity and the SelfThe individual’s sense of selfAsk yourself who you areKnowing who you are supposed to beThe danger of false labelsRecognizing social status[09:20 - 23:37] Being Wary of the LabelsScarcity mindset as a hindranceLooking back to your early yearsBeing labeled can translate to feeling unwantedAbuse as a big contributorManipulation at its bestBody image for women[23:48 - 32:24] Closing SegmentPreventing identity crisisLies that cause fear and panicNext episode’s topicClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“If I was to look at myself in the mirror back in the day, it was you know, what would I be saying to myself? And it would say you have become someone you're not supposed to be… So that gives the question Who am I supposed to be?” – Stephanie Reed“I grew up with a scarcity mindset. And it hindered me a lot of times with taking risks.” – Stephanie ReedWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
Forgiving Yourself to Embrace Freedom
01-12-2021
Forgiving Yourself to Embrace Freedom
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! These last few weeks of the year, we are excited to bring you your favorites! I am Suzi Hanson and in this episode, I will be sharing our discussions with Jane Zahasky and Stephanie Reed as we tackled my journey to self-forgiveness from a life of lies and brokenness. The process of healing by being closer to God allowed me to live a life of freedom. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 05:02] Why We Need to Forgive OurselvesThe virtue of forgivenessWalking into our freedomForgiving yourself firstBreaking from self-doubtOur worst enemyMoving out of your own wayScrewing up too much[05:03 - 18:55] The Baby Steps to Self-ForgivenessGuilt and shameExpanding problems Changing self-talkWalking through the healing processGod’s power and loveGrowing closer to HimAllowing yourself grace and timeBegin the journey to healingDefining the image of forgivenessAcknowledging your feelingsApologizing to yourselfReminding yourself of God’s lovePracticing compassionHeal for the goodYou are not aloneDon’t give up on yourselfGod is love[27:09 - 30:01] Closing SegmentStep into freedomClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“It's [forgiveness] not for them, not for the other people. But for us, for us to walk into our freedom.” – Jane Zahasky“Learning to forgive others actually means learning to forgive yourself first. Because you can't do something that you haven’t actually practiced on yourself first.” – Stephanie Reed“The fact of the matter is, you're not alone. I'm not alone. We all fall short.” - Suzi Hanson“There is no mistake that my kids could make that would make me hate them, disown them, not want to be around them. Nothing that they can ever do. And that is the way our Father loves us. There isn't anything that we could do that would turn Him against us or make Him not love us. He can't not love us. He is love. You can't be what you are not. And he is love.” - Suzi Hanson We would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you! info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
How Powerful Are Our Words?
24-11-2021
How Powerful Are Our Words?
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! These last few weeks of the year, we are excited to bring you your favorites! I am your host, Jane Zahasky and in this episode, I am joined by Suzi Hanson and Stephanie Reed discussing the power of our words and how we must be careful of our thoughts by utilizing words of affirmation and cultivating godly habits. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 05:03] Practical Ways to Draw Ourselves Closer to GodWords of affirmationsSpeaking against the enemyTargeting limiting beliefsBuilding others upThe dangers of carrying heavinessGetting yourself out of your wayBecoming your own friend[05:04 - 18:55] Watch Your Thoughts to Refrain from NegativityFeelings of inadequacyWeaknesses are not hindrancesGod doesn’t expect perfectionVulnerability versus weaknessLeaning onto God for strengthAllowing God to use usThe mindset watchBecoming intentional with your thoughtsPreparing for the bad daysThinking to speakingGetting under your skinRecognize the power of our tongue[18:56 - 30:25] The Truth Will Set You FreeDo not be conformed to this worldSetting yourself apart from the worldLearning God’s will in your lifeTruth journalWriting down your thoughtsTaking accountability[27:50 - 29:34] Closing SegmentStay connected with us!Closing wordsTweetable Quotes:“I'm proud to have my weaknesses, because it's not going to really hinder me. Because if I know that his strength is greater than my weaknesses, then it's okay to be weak.” – Suzi Hanson“You don't have to overcome it [a challenge] yet to be used by God, right? It's for us to advance into walking through our weaknesses in order for God to be able to use us.” – Stephanie Reed“We are called to be set apart yet apart from this world… If you continue on with the Scripture, it says after you change the way you think it says, then you will learn to know God's will for your life, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” – Stephanie ReedWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
Letting Go and Letting God
17-11-2021
Letting Go and Letting God
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! These last few weeks of the year, we are excited to bring you your favorites! I am your host, Jane Zahasky and in this episode, I am joined by Suzi Hanson and our guest, Ashley Norman. She shares with us her incredible journey from federal indictment to breaking away from bad habits with the help of good connections with the right people and surrendering to the Lord. May her story remind us of the mysterious ways God works in our lives to lead us to the path to freedom. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 09:52] The Lord Works in Mysterious WaysAshley’s storyReceiving federal indictmentGoing through the dark timesGod’s work in our livesSaving versus ruiningGod granting us blessingsGoing to full surrender[09:53 - 20:37] Starting Your Spiritual WalkRecognizing God’s willLetting God search your heartChanging your lifestyleHopelessness and despairJesus knocking at your doorConnecting with peopleHaving a home and a familyAllowing God to grant your wishesPraying for grace and peaceFilling the void[20:38 - 30:25] Recognizing What God Can DoGod crafting the plansBeing with you every single step of the wayChoosing God to work on youAll are done in advanceFinding gratitude and peaceWalking with God makes this possible[30:26 - 32:10] Closing SegmentPray about who you can helpClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“Most people would say, ruin my life. But you chose, God saved me through my arrest.” – Suzi Hanson“I just want to point out how important it is for me, you know, that I finally figured out how to surrender to God's will for my life instead of pushing mine.” – Ashley Norman“That's the thing about Jesus is we think that we've screwed up too big. We've gone too far. We're too bad. We're too evil, We’re too wicked. I mean, all the lies that the enemy wants to put in your head to keep you from God. But Jesus wants nothing more than for you to open the door. He's knocking.” – Suzi Hanson “I went my whole life, you know, not feeling like I belong anywhere, or that I don't have a home or a family. And God gave me a home and a family. During my darkness, he brought me out on the other side. And he has given me more than I could ever imagine, in my wildest dreams.” – Ashley Norman ReferencesDangerous Prayers by Craig GroeschelWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at
Going through Grief
11-11-2021
Going through Grief
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! These last few weeks of the year, we are excited to bring you your favorites! I am your host, Jane Zahasky and in this episode, I am joined by Stephanie Reed and our guest, Grace. She shares with us her heartbreaking story that resulted in grief and overwhelming turmoil. However, with God’s love, witness how she made her way to powerful healing. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 07:42] Recognizing God’s PlanGet to know GraceThe power of prayerRaising children of GodPlan for the familyWalking through tragedyAn unfortunate event that changed everything[07:43 - 12:36] Going Through Tragedy with God’s LoveClinging on to the Holy SpiritAllowing the love of God to take overThe promise of eternityConsidering brain developmentTurmoil and addictionBeing in the right mind[12:37 - 33:37] The Journey to HealingTackling suicideWithout warningShowing compassionDealing with griefRecognizing Jesus as the RedeemerEmotions on a loopTalk to someoneAllowing the Holy Spirit to take over[33:38 - 35:05] Closing SegmentNext episode’s topicClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“That's when you realize that you can have a plan. But God's plan is sometimes completely different.” – Jane Zahasky “One act does not disqualify them [people] from eternity. It does not define their whole life.” – GraceWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
The Gratitude Grind
03-11-2021
The Gratitude Grind
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! In this episode, Jane Zahasky is on a break so Suzi Hanson and Stephanie Reed are here to recall the powerful testimonies shared in the previous episodes, discuss the journey to finding pure joy despite harsh storms, and rediscovering the definition of being grateful with the life we have. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 04:37] The Attitude of GratitudeRecalling powerful testimoniesDrug addictionFacing rejectionDefining gratitudeShowing appreciationReturning kindnessFinding pure joy[04:38 - 13:16] Peace and Joy through the StormWalking in faithLet perseverance finish its workRefuse to stay stuckThe essence of gratitudeHappiness is circumstantialJoy is everlastingTraining our minds for gratitude[13:17 - 18:20] Resetting Our JoyBecoming thankfulStopping for a momentTelling others what’s good about themselvesServing others[18:21 - 28:11] Closing SegmentCultivate a habit of gratefulnessClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“So what is gratitude? It's readiness to show appreciation and return kindness to somebody else.” – Stephanie Reed“That [facing challenging struggles] is a real part of the process when you're going through trials of that nature. And I just want you to know that if that's where you are, that's okay. What's important is that you don't stay there. Try to do one thing.” – Suzi Hanson“It's not about you being grateful, because you have happiness and joy, you first show gratitude, and that produces the gift of joy. And the more that you show gratefulness, the more you live out joy.” – Stephanie Reed“When we talk about gratitude, it's more about the things that we can notice around us. but a lot of times we forget to notice things inside of other people. And whenever we do that, they start to act out on those things. Because sometimes they don't even know that they are doing it.” – Stephanie ReedWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
Rescued from a Life of Oppression
27-10-2021
Rescued from a Life of Oppression
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! In this episode, I am joined by special guest, Jessica Cooper! We will talk about how we can understand ourselves better by allowing God to transform us.Jessica Cooper shares her testimony of embracing a lesbian lifestyle, only to be radically and gracefully confronted by the truth of God for her life. She has never been the same! You will be encouraged and inspired by her relentless pursuit of freedom in Christ, as well as challenged to learn how to love like Jesus in a world desperately seeking acceptance. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 06:25] Facing Confusion and Seeking AcceptanceJessica shares her childhood storyBeing tomboyMasculine vs. feminineFeeling uncomfortableHow the enemy movesPlanting seeds at a young ageManipulating God’s WordSeeking for acceptance[06:26 - 20:19] Realizations of Living an Unhealthy LifestyleFacing lossLack of meaningReligion as routineBeing distantAsking God about your lifestyleHomosexuality as an unhealthy outletGod sending a message through a dream[20:20 - 27:27] Letting God Disrupt your LifeAllowing God to hold youRelying on HimBeing surrounded by the right peopleCheck what’s under the surface[27:28 - 28:54] Closing SegmentConnect with usClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“The enemy is not in a hurry. You know, when he has a plan, he works very meticulous that different things. And because if you think about it, if he was in a hurry, we might notice them right away.” – Jessica Cooper“The seeds that you plant in your children at a very young age, even if you don't see the harvest in those until they're an adult, they make a difference.” – Stephanie Reed Connect with Jessica!Visit her Facebook profile.We would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
Overcoming the Power of Rejection
20-10-2021
Overcoming the Power of Rejection
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! In this episode, I am joined by, Shonda Tompkins, who will share her powerful testimony of receiving love, recognizing your identity despite the labels thrown out to you, realizing that God is the actual builder in our lives, and allowing Him, the Master Creator, to guide us in continuously battling the enemies as He sharpens our swords. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 08:38] The Struggles of Giving LoveWelcoming Shonda TompkinsChildhood strugglesJourney to freedomDiscovering ChristianityFrom performance-based to unconditional loveFrom earthly to heavenly focus[08:39 - 21:53] Overcoming Fear and Recognizing Your IdentityThe need for approvalBattling the demons and liesGetting over the fearYou are the builderYou are not an accidentFinding your confidenceYou are a priceless piece of art[21:54 - 32:23] Embracing FreedomThe true meaning of being freeDeny the enemy’s controlRecognize your gift and callingSurround yourself with warriorsWe are responsible for our relationship with Christ[32:24 - 34:04] Closing SegmentConnect with Warriors!Closing wordsTweetable Quotes:“When we get saved, yes, you, in that moment, are a new creation in Christ. But that doesn't mean that we won't still battle all those demons, those old lies.” – Suzi Hanson“You're not here because of your mom or your dad. You're here because God wanted you here and way back before the world was formed.” – Shonda Tompkins“Even if you keep pushing forward and you know, so the enemy comes in and fights, that means we're doing something right.”  – Shonda TompkinsWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
From Walking in Darkness to Shining in God's Kingdom
13-10-2021
From Walking in Darkness to Shining in God's Kingdom
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! In this episode, I am joined by Suzi Hanson along with a special guest, Leslie Cooper, a true warrior who rose up from the pit and overcame all the odds that were stacked against her! After battling a 23-year addiction and being diagnosed with several severe mental and physical illnesses, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, and severe anxiety disorder, she was told there was no hope or cure. But God! He is faithful and true to HIS Word! In 2017, Leslie was healed, set free, and delivered from every diagnosis the doctors had given her. This is a story full of God’s grace, mercy, love, and redemptive power! Truly a testimony that will not only bring hope to all but is proof that Jesus is still in the miracle business![00:01 - 13:26] Jesus Is Our Deliverer Introducing Leslie CooperLeslie shares her storyExperiencing dysfunction at home Coping and battling a meth addiction since she was 13Mental health struggles Getting treatment and relapse Slipping back into addiction and battling suicidal thoughts The spiritual battle we face [13:27 - 23:02] In The Darkest of Times God Can Redeem Anything Leslie describes how she was in the darkest of times, but God stepped in Jesus sets Leslie free from a 23-year addiction Surrendering and following Him The Bible study that changed everything for Leslie Finding scripture to stand on How to start knowing ScriptureGet on Google and use Biblical resources Fight the feeling of not wanting to know the Word [23:03 - 29:16] How To Start Knowing ScriptureAdvice for someone who is struggling You have to have Jesus Get in the Word Jesus is faithful to His word God’s Word can truly change a person and break someone free from bondage God is still working miracles[29:17 - 30:24] Closing SegmentClosing wordsConnect with us! Tweetable Quotes:“Through prayer, through the name of Jesus, and in the blood of Jesus, you can cast out any darkness that you are dealing with. Jesus is our deliverer, and He died on the cross so that we could be delivered so that we could walk in freedom.” - Leslie Cooper“Surrender and follow. It's a daily choice; you have to choose every day that you’re going to surrender and follow. - Jane Zahasky“You cannot have radical change without the Word of God. The critical key is having Jesus Christ in your life, and declaring  His word over your life every day.” - Suzi Hanson We would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We...
Does Your Past Define You?
06-10-2021
Does Your Past Define You?
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! In this episode, I am joined by Suzi Hanson along with a special guest, Pastor Jed Chappell. He tells us his unbelievable story of his childhood troubles and how he defined himself despite the traumas of the past. He also talks about how we can view our past and use it to become better versions of ourselves for God’s glory. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 06:24] How God Can Use AnyoneWelcoming Jed ChappellTroubles in childhoodGiving his life to ChristDeepen your relationship with the LordFeeling brokennessAllowing God to use youTurn your hurt to help heal others[06:25 - 12:26] How We Define OurselvesAbout your pastRecognizing mistakesSubmitting mistakes to GodUsing this to get better in the futureGive yourself a breakThe difference between surrendering and avoidingThe fear of judgmentLooking for a trusted mentor[12:27 - 23:05] Developing a Relationship with ChristDone naturally, not systematicallyLet the Holy Spirit speak to youTake responsibility of recoveringInstill the mission to serve others[23:06 - 28:20] Closing SegmentTell yourself a new truth every dayVolunteer at https://www.okcity.center/Closing wordsTweetable Quotes:“What has happened to me doesn't define me, but it does explain me.” – Jed Chappell“So I realized all the hurts that I experienced were actually going to be used to help heal other people.” – Jed ChappellWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
Q&A: Finding God's Goodness in Difficult Times
29-09-2021
Q&A: Finding God's Goodness in Difficult Times
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! In this episode, I am joined by Suzi Hanson and Stephanie Reed for some Q and A from you! We will talk about the significance of learning the Holy Trinity, surrendering to God, and realizing His goodness and allowing healing amidst tragedy. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 05:36] Learning the Holy TrinityUnderstanding the layers of the trinityLeaning into him for healingTrinity is God in community[05:37 - 18:27] Surrendering your Life to JesusMinute by minute decisionGetting out of your own wayLetting go of control and comfortSeeing goodness in a troubled worldDo not give up on God’s goodness [18:28 - 23:37] Finding God’s Goodness in Difficult TimesGod wants the best for usAllow comfort during pain and griefBorrow other people’s faithDeclare your relationship with God[27:37 - 29:08] Closing SegmentStay connected with us!Closing wordsTweetable Quotes:“It's not possible for those [traumatic events] kinds of wounds to heal without a relationship with Christ.” – Stephanie Reed “Be patient with yourself. Just don't give up. Keep surrendering.” – Stephanie Reed We would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
Finding Our Purpose
22-09-2021
Finding Our Purpose
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! Learning our purpose may seem to be a never-ending pursuit, so how can we remain steadfast? In this episode, we have Suzi Hanson and Stephanie Reed with us to talk about the struggles of feeling lost, realizing the bigger picture, and the tools we need to realign to our purpose. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 06:52] Feeling Lost and Overcoming DarknessRealizing our purposeIt is about who we are, not what we doWe are His masterpiece[05:41 - 12:34] Seeing Through God’s EyesLooking at a much bigger pictureGod’s will translates to purposeNot making a name for yourselfSurrendering to Him[12:35 - 26:19] Tools To Keep You GoingLet go of controlWrite down to release your thoughtsGet to know GodLook for a mentorShare your storyDo not ignore your pastLive a life of gratitude[26:20 - 27:41] Closing SegmentBegin the processClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“Because some people have a hard time getting out of bed, not because they're depressed because they just don't have anything to look forward to.” – Suzi Hanson“Purpose isn't out there waiting for you to find it. God already gave it to you.” – Stephanie Reed:So we can all agree that our purpose, even if it's just seasonal, is birthed out of pain. It’s out of experience.” - Stephanie ReedWe would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.
The Trinity Part 3: Holy Spirit
15-09-2021
The Trinity Part 3: Holy Spirit
Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! This is the final episode of a three-part series of our discussion about God. In this episode, I am joined by Suzi Hanson and Stephanie Reed, and we are going to talk about the third person of the Trinity: The Holy Spirit. We will internalize the significance He has in our lives, tapping into our spirits, and rising up as true warriors in life. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 06:52] What is the Holy Spirit?Helping us through traumatic eventsRoles of the Holy SpiritGiftHelperThe Holy Spirit is so close yet so distant[06:53 - 23:37] The Voice of the Holy SpiritSpeaks to your voiceGives encouragementPrays on your behalfKeeps you on the path of holinessProvides the power of healing[23:38 - 23:37] Listening to the Holy SpiritHave some quiet timeListen to worship musicEvangelize and tell people about Jesus[28:54 - 29:54] Closing SegmentNext episode’s topicClosing wordsTweetable Quotes:“A lot of us have been through traumatic events, or we've made massive mistakes in our lives that have caused others harm. And it's hard to kind of walk through those things and face those things. And there's no way we could ever do those things without God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit.” – Suzi Hanson“Without a body and personal name, He can seem distant to many, yet He dwells inside of every believer, and is a constant companion. .” – Jane Zahasky We would love to connect with you and continue the conversation. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. You can visit our website https://www.warriorsariseministry.org which will be finished soon or email us directly at info@warriorsariseministry.org. We want to hear from you!info@warriorsariseministry.org info@warriorsariseministry.orgLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to learn more about faith, leadership, and personal growth by sharing this episode.