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Monica Schmelter
During each 30-minute episode, host Monica Schmelter opens the conversation, shining God’s light through real-life stories.

Through the challenges and triumphs of everyday people, each episode reinforces a timeless message, bridging our broken culture to find faith, hope and restoration in Jesus Christ.
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Forgiveness: She forgave the man that killed her mother. Church Trauma
May 28, 2023 - 28 min
If you have ever experienced trauma, betrayal, or something so big in your life that you just feel like you can't forgive, this episode is a must watch. Rebecca Alonzo joins Monica to tell her story of forgiving the man that murdered her mother.See for privacy information.
Love & Loyalty: Hard Work and Faith Rewarded
May 26, 2023 - 28 min
Today is all about love and loyalty. Join me as I talk with Patricia Douglas about a young widow named Ruth. Despite the tragedy of losing her husband Ruth lives a life of love and loyalty. Even in the midst of trials - she maintains her character - and it is well rewarded.See for privacy information.
Powerful Prayer for Supernatural Results
May 21, 2023 - 28 min
On this episode of Bridges, powerful prayers for supernatural results. Monica is joined by Pastor Mike and Elizabeth Shreve to discuss their book "65 Promises from God for Your Child".See for privacy information.
Tears to Triumph: Cancer, Faith, Prayer, Cancer Survivor
May 16, 2023 - 28 min
Elizabeth Shreve is no stranger to tears. She's faced many obstacles including a cancer diagnosis that was short on hope. Even though Elizabeth shed many tears - she also stood strong in her faith. That cancer diagnosis? She is now cancer free and living a life of triumph. Elizabeth's story will encourage you to new heights in faith - and prove that tears don't have to be the end of your story.See for privacy information.
Motherhood: Being a Mom is a Tough Job, No Parent is Perfect
May 14, 2023 - 28 min
I've always thought of Motherhood as the most rewarding - but also the very toughest job. Today I talk with Tammy Whitehurst about being a Mom. Tammy says from "diapers to dates to depends" is a short journey so savor every moment of Motherhood. Even though no parent is perfect - our perfect Heavenly Father helps us as we lean on Him for strength and help. Of course, humor, dry shampoo, and caffeine can help in all stages of Motherhood. Today we celebrate Mom's and encourage one another because we all need hope for the journey.See for privacy information.
Learning How to Live Under the Rule of Jesus
May 9, 2023 - 28 min
Pastors Dale and Joel Evrist from New Song Nashville Church join Monica in talking about how to live under the rule of Jesus. They discuss tools and resources that will help you become better disciples and followers of Christ and to also help others do the same.See for privacy information.
Eight Blessings - Live at Peace in your best and worst moments
May 7, 2023 - 28 min
Today Monica talks about blessings, peace, and persecution. Learn how you can be blessed when you rejoice in life's worst moments.See for privacy information.
God's Plan for Your Spiritual Growth and Maturation
May 3, 2023 - 28 min
Join Monica as she shares God's plan for your spiritual growth and maturation with Pastors Dale and Joel Evrist from New Song Nashville.See for privacy information.
Eight Blessings : Protect Your Heart, Be Honest with God
April 27, 2023 - 28 min
In this broken world darkness and heartbreak abound. One of the many blessings that Jesus promises His followers is that the pure in heart will see Him. Keeping our hearts pure and protected is not a job for the faint of heart. But it is something we can all do by fixing our eyes on Him and staying in HIs Word daily. How are you protecting your heart? Are you quick to forgive and slow to become angry? In the challenges of everyday life are you taking a break to ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and help you grow in faith. I've found that taking a faith break (even if it's short) to pray and ask God to show me my blind spots is very helpful. Sometimes it's a conflict with a friend that causes me grief. Other times it's resentment - but whatever "it" is He will help us identify it - repent - make it right with the other person (if that is feasible). As we let go of the hurts and distractions are hearts become pure - and the blessing for that is that we will see Him. Take a moment right now to think about seeing Him. Jesus - the son of God - interceding for you right now. The one who loves you so dearly He laid down His life for you. You are chosen and valued. He wants your heart protected so that you can fulfill your purpose and become all He intended for you. Please join me weekly and together we will find Hope for the Journey.  See for privacy information.
Eight Blessings: Dare to Follow Christ
April 18, 2023 - 28 min
Most of us are familiar with popular speakers drawing larges crowds. After, all we've all seen auditoriums filled to capacity. But in Jesus day drawing large crowds wasn't easy. Yet for the Sermon on the Mount multitudes walked for days in the heat and through the sand just to listen. The Sermon on the Mount was radical and promised a new way of life and blessing to everyone that dared to follow. Join me today friends as we open the conversation on the blessings that come our way when we follow Christ regardless of the cost.      See for privacy information.
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Meet Your Host
Monica Schmelter is best known as the well-loved host of the Christian Television Network’s daily program, “Bridges,” which is currently celebrating 25 years on the air. Broadcast weekly in over 50 million homes across the U.S., this inspiring talk show highlights Christians’ struggles and triumphs in living everyday life.

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