Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Christian in the music industry? How do you navigate that? I wanted to know! Well, who better to ask than Dani Strong. As you probably heard in my previous podcast episode with Dani (Episode 10 – check it out!), Dani is a rising country music star who just released her #1 Country Music album “Time to Breathe”. So I had a great conversation about that exact topic. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed talking with Dani.

What an opportunity to hear the real-life faith story of Dani Strong. I love how Dani shares her story with such enthusiasm: how she grew up knowing about God and then experiencing Him for real as a young woman. And now she is an amazing country music artist who’s just released her first album: Time To Breathe. Her album debuted at the top of the charts when it was released on iTunes! It was great to chat with Dani about her faith and to hear her share one of her awesome songs, unplugged, in my living room. Listen to the end!

This week Rose interviews Toni Nieuwhof who opens up about her personal struggle with depression and marital strain.  Despite seeming to have it all together on the outside, things were falling apart on the inside.  Toni is a successful lawyer (and pharmacist!), and is married to Carey Nieuwhof, the founding and teaching pastor at Connexus Church in Ontario, Canada.     She’s honest and vulnerable and her story is one of deep emotional pain, wondrous trust and tenacious faith.