As women, we are all unique, and yet we share common ground as we navigate the calm and the storms that life brings. Whether single, married, young or old, we desire this podcast to be a companion on your journey, a reminder of the Anchor available in every season of life. Through stories, teaching, interviews and panel discussions we hope to be a source of strength, encouragement, and community.

Motherhood Part.3 | Lori Plucker and An Unexpected Journey of Love and Motherhood

Welcome back to our third episode in our Motherhood Series. We know that every mom has a story and we want to celebrate each and every one of them! Today, we have Mission Hills member Lori Plucker on the show. Lori bravely shares her unexpected journey of love and motherhood. Her story reminds us why it’s essential to listen to the Holy Spirit, stay true to ourselves, and faithfully believe that with every winter season, the spring will eventually come. Tune in because you won’t want to miss this one.

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Motherhood Part.2 | Lisa Case, Kellie Stanton, and Jan Stanton and a Uniquely Woven Story of Adoption

We’re glad to have you back for the second episode in our Motherhood Series. Motherhood is a series that takes a look inside the nitty-gritty occurrences of motherhood. These episodes are taking a raw look at all kinds of family dynamics as well as highlight a bunch of different stages of being a mom. We know that every mom has a story and we want to celebrate each and every one of them! Today we have an incredible episode with Lisa Case, Kellie Stanton, and Jan Stanton. We’re going to highlight a story of adoption and an incredible story that has been woven together by God over 22 years, you won’t want to miss this one.

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Welcome To Our Motherhood Series

We are so excited to introduce to you our next series here on Anchor + Waves . . . Motherhood. We believe that behind every mom is a story, and we want to highlight those. Every step along the path, no matter how unglamorous they are. Throughout this series, we will be taking a look inside the nitty-gritty occurrences of motherhood. These episodes will take a raw look at all kinds of family dynamics as well as highlight a bunch of different stages of being a mom. We hope that you’re as excited as we are for this incredible 7 part series we have coming up!

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Life on Mission Ep.4 | Holding on to Faith on the Other Side of the World

Welcome back to Anchor + Waves! We really hope you enjoyed our Identity Series, and before we really kick-off our Motherhood Series, we’re going to take a little break and revisit our Life on Mission Series. Today we sit down with Danielle Mayén and learn about what it was like to live in Central America. Danielle revisits some of the trials and tribulations she faced, along with some of the momentous joys and peaks of her travels. Throughout her story, we can truly hear what it means to be on mission for Jesus, even when we’re not actively involved in ministry. His characteristics should be seen in every area of our lives and that’s exactly Danielle’s story. Listen in today, you won’t want to miss this one.

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Motherhood Part.1 | Mandy Henry and Raising a Blended Family

Welcome back to Anchor + Waves and a very special Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mom’s, in any walk of life, out there. Today we have a very special episode for you. We are kicking off a new series today, that’s still being developed, celebrating Moms. Motherhood is going to be a series that takes a look inside the nitty-gritty occurrences of motherhood. These episodes will take a raw look at all kinds of family dynamics as well as highlight a bunch of different stages of being a mom. Today we have Mandy Henry, who takes us inside her blended family. You don’t want to miss this series.

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Identity Ep.8 | Heather Hippensteel and Confidence in Your Savior

Welcome back to Anchor + Waves for our final episode in our Identity Series. We’ve had basketball players, volleyball players, outdoors-women, coaches and everything in between. Today, we have a true athlete in every sense of the word joining us, Heather Hippensteel. Heather is a former collegiate diver turned Cross Fit Games champion. Listen in today as Colin and Heather talk about what it looks like to be raised in a Christian household and to firmly grasp your relationship with our Father. And if you’re looking for another fun episode, her dad (Dave Hippensteel) is on our Men’s Podcast, Uncharted, this week.

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Identity Ep.7 | Alysia Kamrath and Diverse Worship

Welcome back for the eighth installment here for our Identity Series on Anchor + Waves. Today we have another, fellow, Colorado State University graduate in Alysia Kamrath. Alysia is a Colorado native through and through and a true, competitive, athlete in every sense of the word. Listen in Today as Colin and Alysia talk about the splendor of their King’s creation in their backyard along with what it looks like to push into Worship (outside of singing on Sunday mornings). You don’t want to miss this one!

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Identity Ep.6 | Breann Fuller and Coming Back Home

Glad to have you back for another episode in our Identity series as we continue on, here on Anchor + Waves. This is a really exciting episode, as two extroverts rile each other up about Jesus. Colin sits down with Breann Fuller, a fellow Colorado State University Ram, a former collegiate swimmer, and current ministry junkie. Breann is full of joy and passion for the lord which you can almost feel throughout this interview. Colin and Breann talk about everything from what it’s like to get recruited, to dealing with injuries, to walking away from the Lord (because we ALWAYS think we can do it on our own . . .) and coming back to him with more fire than ever! If you’re sitting down when you start this episode, you won’t be by the end. Enjoy!

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Identity Ep.5 | Sarah Thoms and How Performance Stole Her Identity

In today’s episode in our Identity Series of Anchor + Waves, we hear from Sarah Thoms, a passionate wilderness adventure-taking soul! She and her husband, Brad Thoms (take a listen on our Uncharted podcast), work with Lifelines, a college ministry that brings young adults to Christ through the outdoors.

Originally from Estes Park, Colorado, Sarah grew up in a home full of sports and the outdoors. As she learned to keep up with her brother’s competitiveness, performance quickly became her identity. Learn how she overcomes performance by finding her true identity in Christ, and the impact her story has in relating to students as she works to be on mission with Jesus.

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Identity Ep.4 | Katie Declet and Playing with a Purpose

We’re really excited for today’s episode in our Identity Series on Anchor + Waves as we have two staff members involved! Wren, whom you’ve been listening to, interviews our very own Katie DeClet. Whether you know Katie from her days in the youth department, the care and counseling center, or on the sports field heading up our co-ed sports and rec activities, she has an incredible passion about her. Listen in today as she and Wren talk about basketball, the development of faith (and what it really means to own that) along with carrying on through something as we add purpose to journeys in our lives. You don’t want to miss this one!

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