Letters From Home
with Meg Glesener
About This Podcast
Letters from Home is based on 2 Corinthians 3:3 which says: “…You are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” (ESV)
Letters from Home is a faith-building podcast sharing everyday stories of faith from people of all walks of life. Life is hard, and on most days, our faith needs a boost. Letters From Home Podcast will bring a new faith story, every other week, from people who love Jesus, of all ages & demographics. You will hear in these stories, their dreams, their failures, their pain, their struggles, their life changing encounters, and their extraordinary moments. You’ll leave each episode encouraged and inspired to love God and the people around you more deeply.
Each episode is built like a letter as we try to showcase how each of our lives is a letter to the world for the glory of God! And there is always a P.S. at the end. I have one goal here – to bring encouragement to your doorstep!
“The day my podcast went live I remember looking up and the only cloud in the sky was a heart. God was smiling down upon me sending me encouragement to share these stories. I truly hope they bless your life.”
About Meg Glesener
Hi, I’m Meg. I live in the Seattle area and love the PNW. I am a mom of 8. Yes, 8! I am trying to live my best life even though I don’t always get it right and things don’t always go as planned. I am thankful for those I am blessed to share life with. I have loved weaving my family into my podcast. They have been a big part of this since the beginning!
To my husband, Mike, you are the wind in my sails!
To my Lord, for whom I live and breathe, and seek to honor with every fiber of my being, I am grateful.
You can connect with me at Lettersfromhomepodcast.com or by visiting me on Instagram and Facebook. I’d love to hear how God is touching your life through this podcast!
Newly Quadriplegic. Can you imagine at age 19, after a boating accident, waking up from surgery to the doctors telling you that you will never walk again? Despair settled in. This is the beginning of Joe Delagrave’s deep transformation. His journey to forgiveness and faith is one you will never forget. He brings us into his happy but imperfect childhood, his WSU football days, his boating accident, a life-changing prison visit, and ultimately his inner heart working, that gave him the drive of an Olympian. He is a keynote speaker, Team USA Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Medal Winner and well-loved child of God.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”
Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3XPOXuS
Soaking up affirmation from coaches
His goal in high school was being a college athlete
Birth father in prison, missed Joe’s entire childhood
It wasn’t 15 years for some crazy offense, it was choices over and over
Drugs, check fraud, not paying his rent
At 13 God spoke to him about being a speakerHis battle between pleasing people or pleasing God
Football Scholarship to Winona State in Mn.
Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin and the back sloughs of Mississippi
Spinal cord injury levels
Joe’s neck snaps at the C6 and C7, and he blacks out
Rescue boat, ambulance, then med flighted to the local hospital
The Asia Test proves his spinal injury
Airlifted to LaCrosse Hospital for surgery to fuse his C6 and 7
Complete quadriplegic or incomplete quadriplegic?
Don Beebee House of Speed shirt cut off
Opening his eyes to Prov. 3:5-6, and a newly-abled worldSurrounded by loving family
The God of 2nd chances
Functioning as an incomplete C6 and C7 quadriplegic
God softens his heart toward his dad
Visiting his birth father in prison
Reconciliation and forgiveness in one life-changing encounter
Marriage, babies and adaptive sports
Discovering wheelchair rugby
An athlete againPreparing, making and medaling in the Paralympics
“Are we on fire for God, or on fire for what people think? A lot of times those two don’t coexist very well.”
“As my athletic career was taking off, my relationship with Jesus was completely going the opposite way.”
“We never know what kind of impact we make by simply being kind.”
For more everyday extraordinary faith stories: https://lettersfromhomepodcast.com/