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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Ep 19 - Jay Williams: Why not you?

6/8/2021 00:33:38
Ep 19 - Jay Williams: Why not you?
This month we're kicking off a series of episodes honoring Dads! First up, ESPN Analyst and former professional basketball player Jay Williams joins Paula to talk about overcoming a devastating motorcycle accident as his career in the NBA was just getting started, and how he eventually shifted his mindset from asking "why me?" to "why not me?". Jay, drafted #2 overall in the 2002 NBA Draft, says he never thought of basketball as his calling in life but it wasn't until he was forced to give it up, that he had to face the truth and redefine himself. The now father of two, opens up about the injuries he endured that were so severe he feared he would never be able to father any children. He also shares how his wife and a very important lesson from Coach Kryzewski, helped him realize what his true purpose is.

"I took the first step by quitting chasing who I was."

The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Join award winning journalist Paula Faris as she explores what people are called to and why, equipping you to live the life you were meant for!

These real, honest conversations will leave you encouraged, empowered (with takeaways!) and entertained.

Paula will be joined each week by friends--some old, some new--who can talk about purpose, calling, fear, branching out and the risks of pursuing dreams from their own perspective. Guests include: Candace Cameron Bure, ESPN's Maria Taylor, Chris Tomlin, Michael Strahan, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jenna Bush and many more!

Most recently, she spent 9 years at ABC News, during which she was a co-anchor of 'Good Morning America' weekend edition, co-host of 'The View' and host of the 'Journeys Of Faith' podcast. While at the network, Faris reported on everything from politics, news and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sean Spicer, Joe Biden, Tiger Woods, Reece Witherspoon, to the casts of "Star Wars" and "Avengers".

Faris graduated from Cedarville University ('97). She is a wife, mom, and dedicated follower of Jesus who bases her life and podcast on the foundational principals of Christianity, to love God and love people. She and her husband John reside in South Carolina with their three children.