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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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Perseverance: Never Give Up, Never Settle
April 16, 2023 - 28 min
Most people are looking for the easy way out. The wise person considers long term. Today I sit down with Pastor Joan Evrist from New Song Fellowship and talk about the benefits of perseverance and how to build perseverance. You don't have to give up and settle. Join in the conversation today and learn how to envision and stay strong for the long haul. Perseverance is God's idea - and He will help you and me stay in the race and ultimately finish well.  See for privacy information.
Endurance: Staying Power, Praying Power, Live in Community
March 26, 2023 - 28 min
Endurance . . . that staying power is so important in all of our daily lives. Without endurance we give up and stop short of God's best. For this episode, I asked my dear friend Pastor Joan Evrist to chat with me about endurance. Together, we will see how we build endurance with a strong prayer life and a community of faith. Don't give up - God hears and answers prayer. See for privacy information.
Overcoming: Obstacles ,Heartaches, and Healing
March 19, 2023 - 28 min
If anyone understands heartbreak it's Shanda Tripp and her daughter Hannah. Shanda's late husband - Pastor Robb Tripp passed away unexpectedly at just 57 years old. Then shortly thereafter Pastor Robb's Mom - the beloved Edith Tripp passed away too. The Tripp family had persevered through many heartaches - and on today's episode they share their story - and how they found healing in the midst of such tragedy.    See for privacy information.
Unshakeable Hope: Anchor for Your Life, No One can Take Your Hope Away
March 12, 2023 - 28 min
It can be easy to lose hope. Unshakable hope may seem impossible. By faith though Unshakeable Hope is not impossible.  Are you facing situations that seem hopeless right now? Are you looking for ways to hold onto hope despite the circumstances? Here is some good news you can learn to walk in Unshakeable Faith despite the darkest of circumstances. We'll be talking today about true hope. We will chat about how to find hope and keep it no matter what life brings our way.  Join me every week for more Hope for the Journey.See for privacy information.
For Every Mess, There is a Messiah
March 1, 2023 - 28 min
For every Mess, there is a Messiah. We can choose to keep our eyes on the mess or on Jesus Christ, the Messiah. On this episode, Monica discusses however messy our life seems there is a way through.See for privacy information.
Healing Church Hurts
February 26, 2023 - 28 min
On this episode of Bridges, Monica is joined by Pastor Adonis Lenzy to talk about Healing Church Hurts.See for privacy information.
February 19, 2023 - 28 min
Today we talk about one of the hardest jobs . . . motherhood. We do a lot of second guessing as moms. But one thing we can hold on to is that no one is a perfect parent. When we invite God into our hearts, he will help us do the best we can.See for privacy information.
How to Thrive When Life Doesn't Go According to Plan
February 12, 2023 - 28 min
When life doesn't go according to plan, what do you do? Find out here how to embrace who you are and who God made you to be.See for privacy information.
Forgive for Good
February 5, 2023 - 28 min
Do you feel trapped by bitterness, anger, and rage due to unforgiveness? On this episode find out how you can forgive for good with daily surrendering to God.See for privacy information.
Solving Conflict on the Homefront
January 29, 2023 - 28 min
Conflict is bound to happen. On this episode of Bridges, Monica is joined by Pastor Adonis Lenzy to talk about Solving Conflict on the Homefront.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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