Steve & Bethany's Hopecast

Steve & Bethany's Hopecast

We're radio pros turned podcasters. We take the big and complex questions about life and faith and making them simple. If you need practical advice and real encouragement- this is the podcast for you. Welcome to the Steve and Bethany’s Hopecast !

Recent Episodes

Does God Want Me Happy?

Aug. 11, 2022

If you've been in church circles for any length of time, you've probably heard - if not said - "God doesn't want you happy. He wants you to obey." But what does this mean exactly? Does God expect or want not to enjoy life? D…

The Incredible Highs and Heartbreaking Lows of Pregnancy

Aug. 4, 2022

There's nothing like pregnancy. If you have a good one, there's so much love and joy that it completely overshadows the pain and discomfort. But if you have a bad one, there' can be only heartbreak and despair. With Bethany …

Being Real in the Reel World

July 28, 2022

Social media tends to be a place to be a highlight reel for life. Do we personally struggle with comparing our lives with others? Do we feel pressure to only post "good" stuff online? Why should we be transparent about our s…

Breaking Free from the Comfort Zone

July 20, 2022

A popular phrase in Christian circles is "get out of our comfort zone." It can be really difficult, because, by definition, we're at ease. The risk of putting yourself in a situation with no view of a safety net is too great…

About the Hosts

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Radio Nerd. Gen Xer. Ninja (retired).

Hey, I'm Steve. I have a Bethany-and-coffee type love for broadcasting. I've worked in radio all of my adult life. It's allowed me a lot of cool stuff... like being BFFs with Lauren Daigle. I'll have to tell you the story sometime. I have a big heart for seeing people grow in their walk with Christ too. I'm married to my best friend, Jana, and we have three crazy, beautiful, wonderful kids: Tyler, Amber, and Brett.

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Coffee Obsessed. Millennial. Dog Mom.

Hi friends, I'm Bethany. I'm passionate about great coffee, sharing Jesus, and storytelling. I'm kinda accident prone. I once broke my foot giving a high five. Yeah, I wish I was making that up. When I'm not doing our podcast, I do voice work for a few radio stations around the country. I'm blessed to be wife of the love my life, Cody, and we have the best fur baby ever Gus.