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Join Matt and Brandy Goebel and their guests as they have real conversations about finding and keeping faith in the midst of a broken and messy world.
 
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"If you knew you had 6 months to live, what would you do differently? Would you change your priorities, where you invest your time? If so, how?" This was the question that was posed to us so join us today to hear our thoughts on the matter, as well as our challenge to you, our friends. It seems like a relatively easy question to address, and pr ...…
 
Join us for the first Rest Stop on this Road Home to You. Every other week we're going to be reading through the Psalms and Proverbs to find encouragement, wisdom, grace, and the promises of God. Find a quiet corner, close your eyes and let God's word fill your heart. You can find our full episodes and show notes on our website, www.roadhometoy ...…
 
Kicking off Season 3, Matt and Brandy are back in the studio to talk about disillusionment with the Christian church. We've all experienced it, haven't we? That moment when you realize reality and faith don't seem to be aligned. Where do you turn when that happens? What do you do? How in the world did you even get here? This is the start of a m ...…
 
Well...just when you think everythings coming together, it all falls apart. And since that's the case with so many things in life, it's useful to join forces and pray...for and with each other. So, join Brandy for a quick announcement and prayer and hopefully next week will kick off Season 3!By Brandy J. Goebel.
 
Suicide and mental health are subjects still considered taboo in Christianity. With the number of people being diagnosed with some form of mental illness and the growing rates of suicide, it's time we have an honest talk about this very real issue so many struggle with. Join me as I sit down with Steve Austin as he shares his journey through tr ...…
 
Have you ever wondered why you keep doing the things you don't want to do but can't seem to manage to do the things you want? You'll hear a lot of great ideas for building habits everywhere you turn, but what if it's more than that? The fact is, we all have coping strategies and many of them can actually be harmful. Whether you're mired in depr ...…
 
Gearing up for Season 3 of The Road Home to You. Here's a brief look at what we've been working on and what we hope to bring you this season. Links to our YouTube, Patreon, and website will follow in our regular episodes. In the meantime, send in your questions for our first ever YouTube Q&A to roadhometoyou@gmail.com We look forward to hearing ...…
 
Every day, Christians around the world die because of their belief in Jesus Christ. More suffer torment, abuse, rape, imprisonment, and persecution of all kinds. Men, women, and children. No one is immune. Jesus said, "Blessed are you who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness." Tune in to this final installment of our summer series and h ...…
 
What if we have it all wrong? What if being a peacemaker means we actually ruffle some feathers. Turns out, that's exactly what it means. Peacemaking isn't for the fainthearted. It's messy work, but it's what we're called to. So, roll up your sleeves. It's time to get a little messy. You can find show notes on our website www.roadhometoyou.com/ ...…
 
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." The reason we don't see God accurately is directly related to the sin in our lives. When our hearts are repentant we can see him more clearly. When we're at the end of our own rope, we see him in ways we never expected. Join Brandy for our 6th week in the Beatitudes. You can find our show ...…
 
Lord, have mercy! I'm at the mercy of my boss. Please, your Honor, take mercy on me. "Mercy" is a word that is easily tossed about, but what does it really mean, who can extend it, and why should we? Join Brandy for Beatitude #5 as we take a look at our marching orders to be merciful and find out how to apply that to our everyday lives. You can ...…
 
We all know what it's like to be hungry and thirsty, longing for something to fill our bellies. But what about our souls? What if there was a way to fill up the mysterious void we all seem to have deep down inside us? Join Brandy this week for a quick lesson on Beatitude #4 to learn how you, too can be satisfied to your deepest core. For more s ...…
 
Humility isn't something we see a lot of in our world today. We even have a quaint term trying to lessen the appearance of our pride, the "humble brag." But what is humility, really and what does Jesus mean when he says the humble shall inherit the earth? Join Brandy for the third beatitude in our summer series for a quick look at what humility ...…
 
Life, sadly is full of loss and suffering. We'll all experience the pain of losing someone or something that we hold dear. Tune in this week to hear Brandy talk about the second beatitude and the comfort that comes to those who mourn. There is a greater comfort yet to come. To find our show notes and all that jazz be sure to check out our websi ...…
 
Kicking off our summer series on the Beatitudes, we look at what it means to be poor in spirit. It's a whole lot better than it sounds! Join Brandy as we dig into Matthew 5:1-2 and explore how our earthly possessions may be the very things that are holding us back. For show notes check out our website You can find us on social media at: Faceboo ...…
 
SUMMER ANNOUNCEMENT: Next week we'll start our summer series on the Beatitudes. With the Presidential election getting underway, it seemed like a good time to review a few things regarding our approach to politics and the people we disagree with. Let's keep an eternal perspective as we engage in the political scene around us. You can find more ...…
 
Our non-exhaustive Top Ten List of things you can do - starting today - to care for your marriage. These are practical, hands-on tips that will show your spouse that you value them in both big and little ways. Take a listen and start implementing these ideas today! For more information check out our website https://roadhometoyou.com/ You can al ...…
 
Father's Day is soon approaching and as such, it seemed right to take our hats off to our dads! Here's a little bit of the wisdom that we've learned from the men we call Dad. To get more, be sure to check out our show notes at https://roadhometoyou.com/ You can also find us on our social media outlets: Facebook Instagram Pinterest If you have s ...…
 
The life of a minister is hard. It's a whole lot of work, most of which is on-call, and not a lot of personal glory. It's often a thankless career but a fulfilling calling. But what about the life of a minister's wife? We get a look behind the curtain this week as Brandy sits down with Dottie Thorson, retired school teacher, and Pastor's wife. ...…
 
We raise statues, monuments, and headstones to commemorate those we've lost and victories won. But what about the memorials and monuments to remember what God has done? Join Matt and Brandy as they look at some of the Old Testament monuments that the Israelites erected. They'll also explore different monuments we have and can find in our own li ...…
 
Well, it's time to admit it: we're officially middle-aged. And with middle age, there are some weird transitions that take place. Join Matt and Brandy as they sit down and talk about their own experiences with a mid-life "crisis" and what the experts have to say about navigating your way through this oddly reflective and exciting time of life. ...…
 
Sorry, friends. No new episode this week. We'll be back next week with something new and wonderful so be sure to check back next Tuesday! In the meantime... Love God. Love people. Pray hard. - Brandy and MattBy Brandy J. Goebel.
 
Join Brandy for her follow-up discussion with Lisa Page as she recounts her long journey of becoming a mom. This is Part 2 of a 2-part interview, so be sure to check out Part 1. You can find show notes on our website by clicking HERE Find us on social media: Facebook Instagram Pinterest You can also email us at roadhometoyou@gmail.com To contac ...…
 
So many girls dream of the day they will one day become a mother. They envision their little dolls come to life. Cooing, crying, snuggled in tight. Finally, when the time comes and they're ready to make this dream into a reality, it doesn't always end up quite the way they'd planned. The road to motherhood can be a difficult one at best, riddle ...…
 
Have you ever wondered if God was talking to you? He seems to talk to a lot of people, but how do we know if it's really Him? Join Matt and Brandy this week as they explore a few ways to recognize God's voice in your own life. It turns out, He really does want to talk to you, so it helps if you know what to pay attention to. Verses covered: Heb ...…
 
Put away the Strength Finder's test. Set aside the Meyers-Briggs. If you want to know what God's will for your life truly is, there's only one place to look...scripture. What does God say about what His will for you is? Join Matt and Brandy as they discuss this very topic as they celebrate the show's one year anniversary. Tune in to hear about ...…
 
"If it turned out there was a God after all, and you could ask one question, what would it be?" This is the question Matt and Brandy spend a few minutes discussing while recording live from the Oregon Coast on their most recent road trip. Join in the discussion for yourself on our Facebook Group You can also find us on Instagram and Pinterest O ...…
 
Faith is a journey. And as travelers on this road, it helps to have a map. Join Matt and Brandy this week as they talk about Bible reading and prayer - two of the greatest ways to navigate your faith. They'll talk about things that have worked in the past and where they're at now practicing these spiritual disciplines. You might be shocked! The ...…
 
"I like Jesus in the New Testament, but I could do without the God of the Old Testament. He's just a bully." It's a common complaint, so this week Matt and Brandy sit down with a special guest to talk about it. Is God the same throughout scripture? How can we trust that such a wrathful God is also a compassionate Savior? Join us for a lively di ...…
 
The Road Home to You is almost 1 year old. It's time to evaluate where we go from here. This is a brief call to action wherein we need help from you, our listeners. Please tune in to this short message and then contact us with your input. For all our links Go to our Website To support us financially go to Patreon You can also Email us your thou ...…
 
In Part 2 of my conversation with Crystalyn, we dig deeper into the response the Christian church often has in the face of marriages broken by domestic abuse. Too often, we walk away from messy people and their situations because we're afraid we aren't equipped to deal with the level of need. Today, learn some simple ways you can come alongside ...…
 
Join Brandy this week to hear the story of one woman's experience in two domestically abusive marriages. Hear how she overcame the manipulation that threatened to keep her locked in a cycle of shame, as she reached out for help. Hear also how the Church both helped and hurt her as she sought clarity and guidance and a safe place to land. This i ...…
 
Let's be honest: sometimes Christians don't make a whole lot of sense. Sometimes our values don't quite seem to line up with our actions. Sometimes our values simply don't line up very well with scripture. This episode, Matt and Brandy explore some of the false dichotomies that Christians seem to have when it comes to aligning their spiritual v ...…
 
Money struggles. We all have them no matter how much money we've got. But when those struggles come between a husband and wife, there's more on the line than the bank account. This week Matt and Brandy talk about a few simple strategies to alleviate some common financial conflicts. Communication is key so gather up your partner and let's have a ...…
 
We've all been in pain at one time or another. But for some, pain is a regular part of their everyday life. There is no escape. There is no cure. There are only degrees of how bad the pain may be from hour to hour. This week, Teresa Page-Ayala returns to discuss her own battle with chronic pain and the ways that has shaped her faith and her min ...…
 
Communication. It's one of the most important skills in any relationship, but one that is far too difficult for far too many of us. It's the thing that can make or break a marriage. Join Matt and Brandy as they discuss 8 barriers to communicating with your spouse and then 7 ways to overcome those barriers. Topics covered include: life transitio ...…
 
Hallmark has really done a number on us, haven't they? But how do you say "I love you" when you don't even like this holiday that is more about consumerism than it is about truly expressing love? And how do you respond when your loved one doesn't quite live up to your expectations? Join Matt and Brandy for a conversation about their past Valent ...…
 
The most important road trip ever taken was over 2,000 years ago when Jesus walked the road to Calvary. It wasn't a glamorous road trip. There were no fancy drinks along the way, no stops to take in the sights. There wasn't even a grand destination to look forward to at the end. But that one trip gave each of us the opportunity to have a face-t ...…
 
The world has been riddled with bad churches since the dawn of civilization. Corruption, infidelity, abuse, just plain old indifference can be seen throughout the generations, not to mention flat out heresy. So how, in a world full of so many choices, can a person find a church that, while flawed, isn't outright dangerous? How can you recognize ...…
 
This week the Way Back Machine is taking us to one of our earliest episodes where we talked about depression and the toll it takes on us when life doesn't work out quite like we'd planned. We talk about generalized depression, anxiety and we also touch on grief. In a world that consistently disappoints us or leaves us comparing ourselves to Pin ...…
 
February is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing: love is in the air. So here's a throwback to our second episode, about some of the most important qualities you can look for in the person you commit your life to. For more information go to https://roadhometoyou.com/ You can also email us at www.roadhometoyou@gmail.com…
 
As we say goodbye to one year and welcome another, join us as we reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly from Christmas and look ahead to what we hope will be a better year than last. Hang on tight, gang. Everything's going to be fine. Find out more at our Website Social Media Links: Facebook Group Instagram Pinterest For topic ideas or quest ...…
 
Join us one more time by the fire as Matt reads the greatest Christmas story ever told! This time, it comes straight from the Big Book, the Bible, Luke 2:1-19. Grab a warm drink, a cozy blankie and your loved ones and gather round to hear about the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our Website Social Media: Facebook Group Instagram Pi ...…
 
This Christmas Eve, let's tuck into a little classic and my own personal favorite, "A Visit from St. Nicholas" otherwise known as "T'was the Night Before Christmas." Grab a warm drink, a cozy blanket and someone you love and settle in for this little classic. For more episodes, show notes, blog posts, etc go to our website Find us on Social Med ...…
 
With all the glitter and shiny wrappings and trappings of holiday cheer, it's sometimes hard to remember to be thankful for the little things. Today, Brandy reads "Little Piccola" written by Nora A. Smith. It's a simple little tale about a poor girl who's never received a Christmas present. Finally, one Christmas, she gets a very special gift, ...…
 
In our second Christmas story of the season, Matt reads "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. Written in 1905, it's a simple tale of a young couple struggling to make ends meet. Each of them decides to honor the other with a very special gift for Christmas, at great personal sacrifice. The style of writing is a little "old-timey" but stick with i ...…
 
The holidays are upon us and that means it's time to slow down and relax. Truly. This month, we are going to be reading you a Christmas story each week. It's not our usual way of doing things, but Christmas is an unusual time, so why not mix it up a bit? This week we kick off with a short story by Leo Tolstoy called, "Papa Panov." It's a quick ...…
 
It's that time of year again, boys and girls! The time when we pull out our credit cards and buy happiness. The more you spend the happier you are! Right? If that doesn't ring true to you, you've come to the right place! This week we are talking about how consumerism has got us down this holiday season. We also share a few ways we can change th ...…
 
The holidays can be really hard. What do you do when the "most wonderful time of the year" feels anything but? Join us this week as we talk about practical ways to practice self-care and kindness this holiday season in an effort to refresh your sense of hope, peace and joy. For show notes please check out our website here! Music: "The Long Road ...…
 
The election is over. The results are in...mostly. Now what? Join us this week as we talk about what it means to be a Christian in a political environment. Whether we feel like we 'won' or 'lost' this election, how do we move forward as good citizens and representatives of Christ? In other words: what would Jesus do? Is it People vs. Politics? ...…
 
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