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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Ep 15 - My Mom and Daughter: an interview that almost didn't happen

5/11/2021 00:37:28
Ep 15 - My Mom and Daughter: an interview that almost didn't happen
In an interview that almost didn't happen, Paula's 81-year-old mother, Carol, and her 13-year-old daughter, Caroline, join her for a very special Mother's Day episode. Little did they know just 24 hours after this recording, Carol would be hospitalized after suffering a major stroke however, she is now on the mend and already back to singing. In the episode, the three generations of women talk about their callings at different stages of life and are reminded just how precious their time together is. Caroline shares her perspective as a teen overcoming the challenges of middle school and learning to stand on her own instead of following the crowd. And Carol opens up about her life after losing her husband of 53 years and what she is hoping to do with the years that remain ahead of her. They reminisce about memories from their past and share how important they are to one another. 

"Motherhood is one of the greatest vocations you can strive for... it's so underrated." - Carol

#81AndNotNearlyDone

#13AndLifesNotAlwaysADream

Ep 14 - Sara Haines: Living Without Regrets

5/4/2021 00:41:42
Ep 14 - Sara Haines: Living Without Regrets
Sara Haines joins Paula to talk about her unique rise to success that includes hard work, determination, and a chance encounter with a stranger on a train that changed everything. The View co-host talks about those who have helped her overcome her fear of living with regrets and inspired her to go for new opportunities, despite a lack of qualifications on paper and the potential rejection on the other end. The host of ABC's The Chase, also opens up about her time as an NBC page and the many tears she has cried during interviews that eventually lead to her hiring. Sara also explains how her view of life's high and low moments has changed since becoming a mother and why going to work makes her feel more present when she is home. "I think regret in life is the heaviest load, failure is not."

Ep 13 - Bob Goff: Invitation to Adventure

4/27/2021 00:42:10
Ep 13 - Bob Goff: Invitation to Adventure
New York Times Best Seller Bob Goff, sits down with Paula to talk about getting away from the need for approval, embracing all of your capabilities, and giving yourself permission to be bold in your truth. He talks about what drove him to walk away from his very own law firm after 25 years, without consulting his wife, and why he still to this day quits at least one thing every Thursday. He shares his 4:8 exercise and explains how it helps him constantly follow his truth without letting false narratives hold him back. He also encourages people who are trying to follow their dreams, to start small by going to the end of the street before trying to go to the ends of the world. While talking about his work overseas, the self-proclaimed "recovering lawyer", explains why it is crucial that more people start creating agendas to make themselves more available to opportunities as they come. Goff also shares how he avoids comparing himself to others by always racing the track and not those on it. "Instead of living in the middle of comfortable, I want to live on the edge of yikes."

Ep 12 - Michael Strahan: Permission to Follow A New Calling

4/20/2021 00:44:18
Ep 12 - Michael Strahan: Permission to Follow A New Calling
From the man in front of the camera to the businessman behind the scenes, Michael Strahan sits down with Paula to talk about building a positive mindset, giving yourself permission to follow a new calling, and not changing the unique things that may one day help you stand out in a crowd. He opens up about still feeling like an imposter at times and why the fear he faces with every new business venture, pales in comparison to the fear he faces being a father. The Good Morning America co-host explains how different jobs have helped shape him as a leader and foster his mentality that what you do, is not what defines you. He also shares the advice that helped him conquer his fears of being pigeon-holed into one role after retiring from the National Football League and why being a professional athlete is still the hardest job he has ever had.

"One thing people do too much is take themselves seriously."

"Your life is about others, it's not necessarily about yourself."

Ep 11 - Ben Higgins: The Bachelor talks Addiction, Loneliness, and Isolation

4/13/2021 00:35:38
Ep 11 - Ben Higgins: The Bachelor talks Addiction, Loneliness, and Isolation
Ben Higgins sits down with Paula to talk about overcoming loneliness and isolation by sharing your truth, the relationships that have helped define him, and his dark battle with addiction to painkillers. He shares what ultimately drove him to sign up for ABC's The Bachelor and why his fiancÚ will never watch his season of the show. Ben also talks about his commitment to abstinence before marriage and why it has become a topic of contention in their relationship. The self-proclaimed hopeless romantic explains why it was important for him to deconstruct the fairytale view of love and romance in his new book, "Alone in Plain Sight."

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.