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So far Tammy Smith has created 12 blog entries.

Soul Crushing or Satisfying Sex?

By |2021-10-05T17:52:29-04:00May 7th, 2021|Soul Talk Podcast|

Join Tammy and long-time friend and colleague Dr. Tim Stauffer as they tackle an area that in some way is relevant to us all. From our sex-saturated society to the messages (or not) we received from our parents, peers, and churches, the issues of sex and sexuality are complicated for us all, to say the least. But God who crafted our very souls also made this aspect of us, so talking openly about His design and desires here is a must for maturity and wholeness in Him.

The Illusion of Control

By |2021-10-08T15:31:02-04:00December 27th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

The Illusion of Control with Susan McCrabb // Why, even when we know life is wrought with unknowns, risks, and freak accidents, do we still grapple so hard to think we are in control? In this awe-inspiring podcast episode, Tammy talks with Susan McCrabb about her journey. Life went from a “formula” that was working to one of drastic change and challenge. Susan’s authenticity in the midst of living how life can change in an instant is heart-wrenching and inspirational. Susan has written a recently-released book on her story, and Tammy is excited to get to introduce more of the world to this powerhouse of a Christ-follower who has something to impart to us all in her very down-to-earth processing of great difficulty.

Living Through The Unimaginable

By |2021-10-08T15:29:30-04:00November 9th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

You never know if you can live through the dark night of the soul until you actually do. Tammy’s guest, Sarah Cobb, shares her experience of walking through her daughter’s battle with cancer, and the ways in which her faith was challenged, how it carried her and also has been changed as a result. While on mission to tell Katie’s story, Sarah is very real about her own – that wrestling with God is okay, even necessary; that even when you think things can’t get worse, they can; that strength will be there only in the moment you need it; that God sometimes prepares you for things deep inside ahead of time; and that ultimately God will remind you at some point He was there before the lights went out. Whether you are going through your own unimaginable or simply need some wisdom for the hard parts of your journey, this beautiful recounting of the real ways in which God met Sarah in her dark night of the soul will provide you some encouragement

Abandoned to Awakened

By |2021-10-07T12:20:37-04:00October 19th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

How does one go through abandonment, betrayal and loss and come out the other side closer to Christ? Tammy‘s longtime friend and soul work hero, pastor Chris Old, joins her to share his story and passion for pursuing a healthy soul no matter what life deals you. This discussion has something for everyone. Listen intently, and you will undoubtedly receive something that moves you forward in your own journey with Jesus.  

The Soul & Suffering

By |2021-10-06T17:45:53-04:00September 28th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

In this episode, Tammy speaks with her good friend and counselor colleague, Joel Wharton, about his decade-long journey through cancer. Joel expands on how cancer has shaped his perspective, provided wisdom in dark places, and ultimately allows him to live in the tension between God’s faithfulness in the eternal and the here and now. This conversation is a stunning invitation into a deeper walk with the One who loves us most, even if the path weaves through suffering. Join us.  

Worshipping Through Art

By |2021-10-06T17:47:08-04:00September 14th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

In this podcast, Tammy connects with friend, graphic artist and Soul Healing team member, Alicia Parente. Together they give a behind-the-scenes look into the Soul Healing ministry, and they share about the beauty of worship through our God-given talents. Listen to the end to get a sneak peak into what’s ahead for Tammy and Soul Healing.  

God In Real Life

By |2021-09-30T11:13:46-04:00August 26th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

You won’t want to miss this dialogue between two deep soul-stirrers who aren’t afraid to “go there” when it comes to being honest about the real stuff of life. Lean in as Tammy talks with Ann-Michelle Kissler, Founder of The Table Ministries and host of the Table Talk Podcast. You’ll hear Ann-Michelle’s real-life Psalm 23 near-death story, consider where God has been in your own past that you hadn’t before thought of, and ponder ways in which Jesus might be moving in you to move towards people you think yourself very different from. No matter what, you will be challenged by the idea of vulnerability and both the power and calling of it in your own heart and soul.  

Parenting and Pandemics

By |2021-09-30T11:13:53-04:00August 16th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

Join Tammy and counseling colleague Alyssa Orweller as they discuss the challenging topics of parenting and the pandemic! Intended to bring insight and encouragement for parents to do the work of parenting to the soul of a child and leave you more equipped for your particular situation and ready to engage both what has gone before and what is to come.  

Relational Refugees

By |2021-09-30T11:14:05-04:00July 27th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

Ever felt like you don’t quite fit anywhere? Join Dr. Kevin Dudley and Tammy for a thought-provoking discussion about the concept of “relational refugee.” Kevin shares his fascinating journey as a young black man raised in a single-parent home, through various denominations, cities, and people groups to the place he is today as leader of a multi-ethnic, ecumenical movement of people towards unity for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Together, he and Tammy explore various nuances of this multidimensional concept and how it can apply to the deepest corners of our heart as well as the farthest reaches of our society.

Frustrating Fear

By |2021-10-06T17:55:46-04:00July 8th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

Fear is a soul issue most certainly at play in everyone’s life whether we realize it or not. Join Tammy and her guest, Adam Jacob, in a wide-ranging, varied conversation of breadth and authenticity, exploring the many facets of fear and how it manifests itself in our lives. These fun, compelling moments will not disappoint, as we all are asking God for help in living beyond fear’s reach every day. Is there anything more frustrating than fear?

Real Change Begins With Conversations

By |2021-10-06T17:51:06-04:00June 17th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

Tammy sits down with her long-time friend and professional counseling colleague, Davia Stevenson, and asks her to share some of her experiences and thoughts regarding race. In honest, earnest, and humble voice, Davia compels that we listen, truly listen, to one another, as no true change can begin without real conversation.

We’re All Grieving Something

By |2021-10-06T12:56:01-04:00May 27th, 2020|Soul Talk Podcast|

On this first episode of Soul Talk, Tammy chats with friend, pastor and teacher, Zoe L Hafner, about the journey we are all on right now whether or not we realize it: the journey of grief. Tammy offers a rich understanding of grief that goes beyond loss and sadness, and Zoe shares candidly about her journey with grief - the darkness, the pain and the sweetness of Jesus through it all. Listen today, share with a friend and let us know what topics you would like for us to cover. Stay tuned for more details on Episode Two.


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