Your Day Brighter™

Keep Going- Whatever Life Brings You

Episode Summary

Tracey has a rich conversation with pastor, blogger, runner, and friend, Todd Gaddy, about the diagnosis of MS that changed his faith forever. Are you navigating a hard season and asking the question, “Why me?” Todd did and says we’re in good company-with Jesus. He shares his journey with vulnerable authenticity and offers insight and hope for all who don’t want to be where they are right now. Welcome to the Your Day Brighter Podcast. Each week, host Tracey Tiernan shares real stories from real people who are making a real positive impact in their communities, giving us real hope in this world. You will walk away not only feeling encouraged but with practical ways to live a positive, hopeful, joy-filled life. Tracey Tiernan is a veteran morning radio personality at 95.1 SHINE-FM in Baltimore, Maryland. She served as the Creative Arts Program Director at her local church for nearly 20 years. She is a true enneagram 4, proud redhead, artist, worship leader, songwriter, coffee snob, wife to Gary, and stepmom to her six bonus kids. Her superpower? Empathy. She is convinced of five things: Everyone needs hope and encouragement. Everyone has something good to contribute to the world. We can learn from absolutely anyone. Life is better when we do it with God Diversity is a privilege that’s given to us to share the journey of life with people that are different than we are. Thank you for taking the time to listen to Your Day Brighter. We are glad you’re here.

Episode Notes

Tracey has a rich conversation with pastor, blogger, runner, and friend, Todd Gaddy, about the diagnosis of MS that changed his faith forever.  Are you navigating a hard season and asking the question, “Why me?” Todd did and says we’re in good company-with Jesus.  

He shares his journey with vulnerable authenticity and offers insight and hope for all who don’t want to be where they are right now.  

1:28- The diagnosis that changed Todd's life
5:30- What is MS?
9:19- Navigating through the pain while still living life
12:09- What is God prompting you to do today?
13:45- Being real with God in prayer
19:15- Todd's "nevertheless" moment
24:42- How Todd's faith has been shaped and grown
27:52- Answered prayers
30:44- The scripture/promise from God that has been the most significant for Todd 
32:57- Romans 8- The good things God has done
34:51- How running has been both a passion and provision
37:37- Emotional and mental impacts
44:34- Run On
48:08- Life lessons and encouragement