Rescued from Self-Sabotage with Rosie Rivera

In this episode, Jonathan interviews Rosie Rivera. Rosie transparently opens up about her real life struggles starting with abuse from her past and how God rescued her from self sabotage. A businesswoman, television personality, and social media influencer, Rivera is one of the most influential and inspirational Latinas in the world. She co-hosts The Power of Us, a marriage podcast, with her husband, Abel Flores; is the mother of three children; has authored five books; has appeared on reality shows such as I Love Jenni, The Riveras, Mira Quien Baila, and Rica, Famosa, Latina (currently on Netflix); is involved in her family’s Christian outreach ministry; and carries out her sister’s mission of helping single mothers find affordable housing, shelter and treatment for abuse through the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation.


Rescued from the fear of man with Todd Tilghman

In this episode, Jonathan interviews NBC’s The Voice winner and former pastor, Todd Tilghman. From adopting two children from South Korea to fighting for their newborn son's life to pastoring a small congregation through adversity to joining Team Blake in 2020, Todd has walked many difficult roads in life. Through it all, he has found that God has been his rescuer. Listen in as Todd talks deeply about his struggles with pleasing people and a fear of man that has caused him much anxiety. As God has lifted him up, he has courageously walked into a new calling and career that comes with its own challenges and a new needed trust in the Lord.


Part 2: Rescued for purpose and Hope Found with Jim Ravella

In this episode, Jonathan continues his interview with Jim Ravella. Jim shares how him being rescued led to him being one God could use to rescue others. In his loss, God gave him more purpose. He shares how the cross is our greatest gift but that gift comes with a call from God that can demand a lot.

 

He shares how his greatest trial in life and the loss of his wife Andrea Fuller Ravella in 2007 would provide a gift that would keep giving to him despite the pain. Jim married Ginger in 2008 and they have seven children, Nicholas (35), Anthony (28), Boston (23), Greyson (21), Isabella (18), Aspen (15) and Annalise (15).

 

Jim currently serves as a Vice President for the Gary Sinise Foundation, a non-profit charity whose mission is support our Nation’s Defenders, Veterans, First Responders, their families and those in need.  He is a retired United States Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot with 26 years of service and numerous awards including multiple Top Gun Awards and the Meritorious Service Medal.


Rescued from Idolatry and Hope Found with Jim Ravella

In this episode Jonathan interviews Jim Ravella, Ginger’s Ravella’s husband and co-author of the book, Hope Found.  Jim answers the question, “How has God rescued you?” with a very surprising answer that is a great reminder that loss can lead to much gain. He shares how his greatest trial in life and the loss of his wife Andrea Fuller Ravella in 2007 would provide a gift that would keep giving to him despite the pain. Jim married Ginger in 2008 and they have seven children, Nicholas (35), Anthony (28), Boston (23), Greyson (21), Isabella (18), Aspen (15) and Annalise (15).

 

Jim currently serves as a Vice President for the Gary Sinise Foundation, a non-profit charity whose mission is support our Nation’s Defenders, Veterans, First Responders, their families and those in need.  He is a retired United States Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot with 26 years of service and numerous awards including multiple Top Gun Awards and the Meritorious Service Medal.


Part 2: Rescued - Hope Found with Ginger Ravella

In this episode Jonathan continues his conversation with Ginger Gilbert Ravella,  a military wife and widow, mother of five, stepmother of two, writer and international speaker.  At 36 years old, she faced the sudden tragic loss of her college-sweetheart husband in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the horrors that quickly followed.

 

Ginger continues her story of redemption in marriage to her now husband Jim and in family with their 7 kids that were ages 2-22 combined when they united.  She shares how God used her pain in making her to be a warrior for Him. They discuss the beauty and the complexities of blending a family and how important it is for us to have our identity based in Jesus.


Rescued - Hope Found with Ginger Ravella

In this episode, Jonathan interviews Ginger Gilbert Ravella,  a military wife and widow, mother of five, stepmother of two, writer and international speaker.  At 36 years old, she faced the sudden tragic loss of her college-sweetheart husband in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the horrors that quickly followed. Ginger shares her story, sudden loss and the overwhelming nature of the life she found herself living.

 

Ginger answers the question, “How has God rescued you?” sharing the depth and darkness of her anxiety and depression and shares how it has built a heart of compassion in her for those going through similar pain.


BONUS: More Parenting Encouragement


Moving On

In this season wrap up, Jonathan talks about what it means for him to move on from his tragedy of losing his wife Wynter. He shares how moving on doesn’t mean forgetting and the importance of remembrance. Join him as he verbalizes his process, some of it for the very first time. 

 

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The Spirit of a Father

Jonathan sits down with one of his spiritual fathers, Pastor and Author Scott Wilson, as they recall the moments where Jonathan needed a father the most. They remember Scott showing up for Jonathan and the girls as Wynter took her last breaths and leading them through her funeral and into today. They discuss what it means to have a spiritual father and what it means to be a spiritual father. 

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