Choosing Joy During the Holidays

Choosing joy is one way to posture your heart for the holidays! Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, as they discuss the strength that can be found as we choose joy despite the difficulties that the holidays can bring.

December 7th, 2017|

Depression and Suicide: Part 2

When you google “overcoming depression and suicide” there are a variety of articles and websites that will come up with many helpful steps to take that address these struggles, but those steps typically focus on the behavior and not the true root. Today on MercyTalk, join hosts, Jen and Melanie, with guest, Brooke as they spend some time discussing some of the biblical keys to overcoming depression and suicide that we have used for decades here at Mercy and have watched countless young women use to overcome.

November 30th, 2017|

Thanksgiving at Mercy

Happy Thanksgiving from our MercyTalk team! We hope that you are enjoying the holiday and that you will join us as we listen in with MercyTalk host, Melanie, and two of our home staff members, Erin and Janelle, as they share a sneak peek into the Thanksgiving holiday for our residents and staff.

November 23rd, 2017|

Depression and Suicide: Part 1

It can be easy to get into the excitement and preparation of the holidays and forget that, while we may enjoy this time of year, it is not always enjoyable for everyone. Some individuals have not experienced joyful holidays in the past, so what we may experience as fun and full of tradition is not what they may experience. When this is the case, depression, and at times, struggles with suicide, can come in. Join our MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, with guest, Brooke, as they spend some time discussing depression and suicide.

November 16th, 2017|

Little Steps Conquer Big Mountains

Welcome back to MercyTalk this week as we enjoy another Throwback Thursday! Enjoy this second show with MercyTalk host, Melanie, as she discusses how little steps overcome big mountains with one of our UK staff in 2015. Melanie connects with Laura Ryder as she shares from her personal experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and the lessons she learned about journeying with the Lord and trusting His ways.

November 9th, 2017|

Loving People Back to Life

Welcome to Throwback Thursday on MercyTalk! We hope you will enjoy this show from 2015 with some of our United Kingdom Mercy staff, as they discuss what it means to love people back to life. Laura Ryder and Pam Grimshaw share their love for Mercy and the power that comes from loving people well.

November 2nd, 2017|

Roots of Addiction: People Pleasing

Join us on MercyTalk today as we discuss an addiction to people pleasing and how people pleasing can attempt to meet our need for approval. People pleasing is an area that MANY people struggle with, but are not always aware that it's happening and that it can have serious repercussions. MercyTalk hosts, Jen and Melanie, with special guest, Brooke will discuss the need for healthy approval and how we can address an addiction to people pleasing from a biblical perspective.

October 29th, 2017|

Roots of Addiction: Sex

We are made for intimacy and healthy connection. Sex is an area that our world has perverted and drawn away from God’s original design. This week on MercyTalk we continue our discussion on the roots of addiction and the many ways that we meet healthy needs with unhealthy addictions. Today our hosts, Jen and Melanie, with special guest, Brooke will discuss the need for healthy connection and how we can try to meet that need with an addiction to sex. Sex addiction permeates our culture in a variety of ways, but freedom and healing is possible.

October 19th, 2017|

Roots of Addiction: Social Media & Gaming

Join us this week on MercyTalk as we discuss another area of addiction and one of the roots to this addiction – the addiction of social media and gaming. Today our hosts, Melanie and Jen, with special guest, Brooke will discuss the need for significance and how we can try to meet that need with an addiction to social media use, the internet and at times, gaming.

October 12th, 2017|

Roots of Addiction: Food

This week on MercyTalk we continue our discussion on the roots of addiction and the many ways that we meet healthy needs with unhealthy addictions. Today our hosts, Melanie and Jen, with special guest, Brooke, will discuss the need for comfort and how we can try to meet that need with an addiction to food.

October 5th, 2017|