In this exciting weekly podcast, Brand New Me, we: (Frances Drost, host and Pam Fleming, co-host) share not only our own stories of overcoming life’s obstacles, but we are also capturing the stories of others that will inspire and offer you hope. We want to help you thrive in life, not just survive.
I, (Frances) am a concert artist who has enjoyed years of music ministry. I’ve also been working through the loss of two brothers, both parents and other close family members. The after effects of all these deaths became apparent in my songwriting; and once I began to understand how deeply I had been impacted, I was able to begin moving toward healing and joy.
Then, in my forties, I found even more freedom after uncovering a pattern I had developed all through my life that I call “performance-based” Christianity. You’re only as loved as your last great performance when you struggle with this kind of thinking. This tendency resulted in some powerful fear and anxiety, leading to depression.
After lots of prayer, some counseling and a four-month adventure of learning to figure skate, a brand new me has slowly been emerging. As I’m learning more about God’s grace and mercy, the title, Brand New Me, seemed like an appropriate theme for my new music project and now, podcast.
I’m excited to use my studio to record other people’s stories of healing and hope and share them with you in the form of this podcast. You’ll hear my music interspersed throughout the episodes.
I, (Pam) am an author and speaker who has lived through the loss of my 14-month-old daughter, a bout with cancer, a marriage betrayal, and the final blow – the suicide of my husband. If I can get off the couch, you can too!
My passion is for everyone to experience Jesus in a personal way; to see people healed from shame, depression, grief and the spirit of suicide; and to bring suicide awareness to the church.
We invite you to enjoy the banter between two fun-loving women as we share part of our own life experiences in a conversational-type presentation. You won’t want to miss an episode, so just use the link at the top to go to iTunes and subscribe.
We believe that you really can be a brand new me!