Thursday, December 29, 2016

Vision and the New Year

On our final MercyTalk for 2016, our MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, welcome special guest Mickenzie back to discuss vision and some fun and creative ways to prepare your heart for the New Year!













Click here to listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/12/vision-and-the-new-year/

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Creating Boundaries During the Holidays

The holidays can present many interpersonal challenges in which boundaries are needed. Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, and special guest Mickenzie as they discuss boundaries – what they are, how to set them and the peace and freedom that boundaries can bring to your holidays.











Click here to listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/12/creating-boundaries-during-the-holidays/

Thursday, December 8, 2016

True Rest During the Holidays

True rest is a posture of the heart and soul. Join Melanie and Jen, our MercyTalk hosts, as they discuss how to walk in a place of rest during the holiday season.














Click here to listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/12/true-rest-during-the-holidays/

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Choosing Joy During the Holidays

Choosing joy is one way to posture your heart for the holidays! Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, as they discuss the strength that can be found as we choose joy despite the difficulties that the holidays can bring.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Heather’s Story of Freedom

This week we have the honor of welcoming one of our Mercy graduates, Heather, to MercyTalk! Join Jen, one of our MercyTalk hosts, as she discusses some of Heather’s story and how the Keys to Freedom impacted her life – in and out of our Mercy program.











Click here to listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/11/heathers-success-story/

Thursday, November 17, 2016

UPDATE: This blog has moved to www.nancyalcorn.com


Unlocking Your Future

Proverbs 29:18 says that without a vision, people perish. Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, as they discuss the importance of God-given vision and how to access it in our own lives!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Principles for Life-Long Success

The final Key to Freedom is Principles for Life-long Success. Join Melanie and Jen, our MercyTalk hosts, as they discuss what it means to walk out freedom in our own lives and how to stay meaningfully connected to the Lord and others in everyday life.












Click here to listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/11/principles-for-life-long-success/

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Freedom From Oppression

All children of God experience spiritual warfare and oppression at times. Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, as they discuss Freedom from Oppression and the authority we have as children of God to shut down the schemes of the enemy.












Click here to listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/11/freedom-from-oppression/

Thursday, October 27, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Breaking Generational Patterns

Generational patterns can have an impact on our choices now. They can be either life-giving or life-destroying. Join Melanie and Jen, our MercyTalk hosts, as they discuss what generational patterns are, how to identify them and how to break the unhealthy patterns in order to experience new levels of freedom in your own life.









Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/10/breaking-generational-patterns/

Thursday, October 20, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Walking in Forgiveness

Making the choice to forgive is not an easy thing. Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, as they discuss the practical side of HOW to begin moving forward in your own forgiveness journey.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Choosing Forgiveness

 Forgiveness is a choice and plays an integral part in every healing process. Join Melanie and Jen, our MercyTalk hosts, as they discuss what forgiveness is, what is it not and common myths that can hinder us from stepping into the freedom that forgiveness brings.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: How To Renew Your Mind

Understanding the importance of renewing our minds is the first step in overcoming the lies that we believe. Knowing HOW to renew our minds is the next. Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, as they discuss the practical steps for renewing your mind to the truth of the Word of God.










Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/10/how-to-renew-your-mind/

Thursday, September 29, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Renewing the Mind

Renewing our minds to the truth of God’s Word changes everything. Join Melanie and Jen, our MercyTalk hosts, as they discuss Renewing the Mind, another powerful key in our Keys to Freedom series! 













Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/09/renewing-the-mind-2/

Thursday, September 22, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Healing Life's Hurts

Healing is possible when you know how to access it through prayer! Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, this week as they dig into one of our Keys to Freedom – Healing Life’s Hurts – to discuss the practical side of praying through the hurts that we have experienced.












Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/09/healing-life-hurts/

Thursday, September 15, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Knowing the Healer

Psalm 147:3  says that Jesus heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Healing is possible for any and every hurt and disappointment we have experienced. Join Melanie and Jen, our MercyTalk hosts, as they discuss Healing Life’s Hurts – another powerful Key to Freedom.








Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/09/knowing-the-healer/

Thursday, September 8, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Total Commitment to Christ



Many believers have made a commitment to Jesus, but are holding back from making a TOTAL commitment. Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, this week as they discuss the matter of surrender and what it means to make a TOTAL commitment to Christ.












Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/09/total-commitment-to-christ/

Friday, September 2, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Choices That Bring Change

Every son or daughter of God holds tremendous authority through the name of Jesus, but many are not experiencing the freedom that Jesus died for them to have. Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, this week as they discuss the practical side of putting our authority to work and discovering the freedom that can flow from it!








Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/09/choices-that-bring-change/

Friday, August 26, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Authority as a Believer (Part Two)

Every son or daughter of God holds tremendous authority through the name of Jesus, but many are not experiencing the freedom that Jesus died for them to have. Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, this week as they discuss the practical side of putting our authority to work and discovering the freedom that can flow from it!








Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/08/authority-as-a-believer-part-one/

Monday, August 22, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Authority as a Believer (Part One)

Our Authority in Christ positions us to approach difficulties from a stance of victory! Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, as they discuss the biblical truths behind the authority that we hold as sons and daughters of God and how that positions us to overcome.












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http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/08/authority-as-a-believer-part-one/

Thursday, August 11, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Hearing the Voice of God (Part Two)


Hearing the Voice of God positions us to grow and to heal. Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, this week as they discuss the practical side of Hearing the Voice of God. Learn how you can grow in this area in your own life and then give it away to others!








Click Here to Listen:  http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/08/hearing-the-voice-of-god-part-two/



Thursday, August 4, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Hearing the Voice of God (Part One)

Hearing the Voice of God is key to a growing relationship with the Lord, but also to our ability to heal. Join MercyTalk hosts, Melanie and Jen, as they discuss Hearing the Voice of God from a biblical perspective and the foundation it sets for our upcoming discussion on the Keys to Freedom!









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Thursday, July 28, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Being A Safe Accountability Partner

Accountability can be pivotal to an individual’s healing journey, but can also be detrimental if not carried out well. Join us this week on MercyTalk as hosts Melanie and Jen discuss how to be a healthy accountability partner with their guest, Mercy staff, Chelsea.










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Thursday, July 21, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Finding a Safe Accountability Partner


Having an accountability partner isn’t just for Mercy graduates, but is essential for any believer who is desiring to reach to greater depths in their faith walk. This MercyTalk podcast discusses what qualities are important when choosing who will become your accountability partner.







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Thursday, July 7, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: The Importance of Self-Care (Part Two)

Self-care can be described as the intentional, daily actions and choices that are made to ensure that an individual is renewed and refreshed. This is particularly important for individuals who are walking in helping relationships with others. In this MercyTalk podcast, hosts Jen and Melanie unpack what self-care is and how to apply that in simple, everyday actions.






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MercyTalk Podcast: The Importance of Self-Care (Part One)

Self-care can be described as the intentional, daily actions and choices that are made to ensure that an individual is renewed and refreshed. This is particularly important for individuals who are walking in helping relationships with others. In this MercyTalk podcast, hosts Jen and Melanie unpack what self-care is and how to apply that in simple, everyday actions.






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Thursday, June 30, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Hindrances in Helping Others

In this MercyTalk podcast, our hosts, Melanie Wise and Jen Otero interview one of Mercy’s intake coordinators, Trish, on various hindrances she has experienced when engaging in helping relationships with others. Tune in as Trish shares wisdom she has gained in addressing these hindrances from her vast experience.






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Thursday, June 23, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Overcoming a Victim Mentality

A victim mentality is a learned personality trait that hinders an individual from taking responsibility for their actions and living an empowered life. In this MercyTalk podcast, our hosts, Melanie Wise and Jen Otero, break down the difficulties a helper might encounter when reaching out to someone with a victim mentality while also giving helpful advice in how to minister in these situations.




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Thursday, June 9, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: A Mentality of Entitlement

Dr. Steve Maraboli has said, “A sense of entitlement is a cancerous thought process that is void of gratitude and can be deadly to our relationships.” Tune in to hear MercyTalk hosts Melanie Wise and Jen Otero elaborate on what it means to have an entitlement mentality and how to overcome its “cancerous” snares.






Click Here to Listen: 
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/06/a-mentality-of-entitlement/

Thursday, June 2, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Becoming Self-Aware

Self-awareness as a helper is a double-sided coin. On one side, you must be aware and take ownership of what’s going on inside of you as you minister to others. On the other side, you must be discerning of the extent to which those you are helping are self-aware in order to best help them take ownership of their choices and healing process. Tune in as MercyTalk hosts Melanie Wise and Jen Otero shed light on the complexities of self-awareness and the importance of taking ownership.


Click Here to Listen: 
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/06/becoming-self-aware/


Thursday, May 26, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Being a Healthy Helper to Others

In this week’s MercyTalk podcast, hear from Mercy’s Transitional Care Manager, Carrie Parsons. Parsons shares from her six years of experience serving young women at Mercy and speaks from an understanding of what it means to be a healthy helper.







Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/05/being-a-healthy-helper-to-others/

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Developing A Healthy Understanding of Boundaries

Having healthy boundaries in relationship is having the ability to know where you begin and end and setting limits to not only protect yourself, but to be the best you can be for others. This MercyTalk podcast explores the importance of establishing margin in your life and relationships.






Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/05/developing-a-healthy-understanding-of-boundaries/

Thursday, May 12, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: A Healthy Understanding of Self

In a culture thriving on fads, labels, and fashion, it’s easy to go day to day without fully understanding your identity. This MercyTalk podcast will help you understand what Scripture says about who you are in Christ and why it is so important to have a healthy understanding of yourself.


Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/mercytalk-podcasts/

Thursday, May 5, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: A Healthy Understanding of God

Having a healthy understanding of God is vital to the Christian lifestyle, but it is also a key part of being a healthy helper who can truly make a difference in others’ lives. This MercyTalk Podcast will explore the things that keep us from fully knowing who God is and how those things affect our Christian walk and service to others.



Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/mercytalk-podcasts/

Thursday, April 28, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Mercy for Abuse: Seeds of Hope

Mercy’s Founder and President Nancy Alcorn often says, “You can’t argue with a changed life.” This MercyTalk podcast invites Mercy graduate and current Mercy Residential Assistant Venice to share her personal story of how God led her through a journey of forgiveness and healing to overcome the trauma from her experiences with abuse.










Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/04/mercy-for-abuse-seeds-of-hope/

Thursday, April 21, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Helping Others Overcome the Effects of Abuse

Need some support as you work to help the hurting? This MercyTalk podcast offers encouragement and hope as well as practical steps to take in helping others overcome the painful effects that accompany abuse.










Click Here to Listen: http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/04/helpingothersovercome/

Thursday, April 14, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Mercy for Abuse: From Victim to Victor!

Through Mercy Multiplied’s “Choices That Bring Change” counseling curriculum, women are given the revelation of life-transforming empowerment. In this MercyTalk episode, you will discover some of the principles Mercy residents learn when overcoming the effects of abuse.



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Thursday, April 7, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Mercy for Abuse: Identifying Signs and Symptoms

Abuse is often times a root cause to many life-controlling behavioral issues that individuals develop in an effort to cope with the unbearable pain they feel. In this podcast you’ll learn some important signs and symptoms to look for when trying to discern and identify if abuse is happening. You’ll also learn to recognize how past abuse can continue to effect an individual long after the abuse has stopped.


Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/04/mercy-for-abuse-identifying-signs-and-symptoms/

Thursday, March 31, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Treatment VS. Transformation

In this MercyTalk podcast, we explore the difference between treatment and transformation. Hear from Mercy staff Hazel as she shares from her professional experience working in a treatment center after she herself had graduated from the Mercy program. Hazel draws the distinction between the limited depth of healing that treatment offers versus the complete transformation and lasting freedom that comes from seeking and developing a relationship with the ultimate healer and restorer, Jesus Christ.

Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/03/treatment-vs-transformation/

Thursday, March 24, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Mercy for Self-Harm: Unconditional Hope

No matter how hopeless your situation seems, God offers an unconditional hope to everyone. In this encouraging podcast, Mercy Senior Counselor Stephanie Peveler continues our self-harm series with affirmation that nothing is impossible with God.

Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/03/mercy-for-self-harm-unconditional-hope/

Thursday, March 17, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Mercy for Self-Harm: Responding to the Issue

When reaching out to and ministering to an individual who might be struggling with self-harm, it is important to know how to respond with love, compassion and empathy. In this MercyTalk podcast, Stephanie Peveler, Mercy Senior Counselor serving the Nashville home, walks us through practical tools to consider.

Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/03/mercy-for-self-harm-responding-to-the-issue/

Thursday, March 10, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Mercy for Self-Harm: Empowered by Choice



Self-harm can be rooted in deeply traumatic experiences. While those experiences can explain the root of this life-controlling issue, empowerment and freedom come from making intentional choices and partnering with God to overcome habitual or addictive self-harm behaviors. On this MercyTalk podcast, discover the importance of choice in finding mercy for self-harm.

Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/03/mercy-for-self-harm-empowered-by-choice/

Thursday, March 3, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Mercy for Self-Harm: Understanding the Issue


Self-harm has become a rampant epidemic that is affecting many young people today. However, many people don’t understand the complicated nature of this life-controlling issue. This MercyTalk podcast provides fundamental information about what self-harm is and is not.




Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/03/mercy-for-self-harm-understanding-the-issue/

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mercy Talk Podcast: A Helper's Perspective on Overcoming Eating Disorders

Janelle Avery, Nutrition and Fitness Manager of the Nashville Mercy home, returns in this MercyTalk podcast to share her professional insight and experiences she has had in helping Mercy residents battle and overcome their eating disorders.










Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/02/a-helpers-perspective-on-overcoming-eating-disorders/

Thursday, February 18, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Victory over Eating Disorders

"The key to success is blending the natural with the spiritual,” explains Janelle Avery, Nutrition and Fitness Manager of the Nashville Mercy home. Tune in to this MercyTalk podcast and hear Avery share from her experiences in helping Mercy residents achieve balance and find victory over their eating disorders.










Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/02/victory-over-eating-disorders/

Thursday, February 11, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Learning Balance When Overcoming Eating Disorders

In this MercyTalk podcast, learn the importance of developing and managing healthy eating habits. Also learn how you can be a balanced helper when ministering to those struggling with eating disorders.














Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/02/learning-balance-when-overcoming-eating-disorders/

Thursday, February 4, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Signs and Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

MercyTalk continues its "Mercy For" series with powerful information on how to recognize the behavioral fruit of an eating disorder. Whether you or someone you love is struggling and in need of help with this life-controlling issue, this MercyTalk podcast will help you become more aware of the critical and sometimes elusive signs and symptoms of eating disorders.








Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/02/signs-and-symptoms-of-an-eating-disorder/

Thursday, January 28, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Triumph Over Addiction, A Mercy Graduate's Story

“They literally loved me back to life,” Mercy graduate Canaan says upon reflecting on her time as a resident. In this podcast, Canaan elaborates on how the practical and biblically based tools she learned while at Mercy helped her through the adversity that she experienced after graduating the program.


Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/01/triumph-over-addiction/

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: How to Overcome an Addiction

Overcoming an addiction can seem like an impossible task. Mercy Multiplied offers practical, biblically based tools that can bring anyone to a place of victory.


Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/01/how-to-overcome-an-addiction/

Thursday, January 14, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Facts, Signs, and Symptoms of Addictions

Recognizing the behavioral fruit of an addiction, whether it be in yourself or someone you love, can be a daunting task. In this podcast, MercyTalk gives some practical knowledge on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an addiction.


Click here to listen:
http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/01/facts-signs-and-symptoms-of-an-addiction/

Thursday, January 7, 2016

MercyTalk Podcast: Reflecting Back and Moving Forward

The New Year brings with it excitement, a renewed motivation, and a time of reflection on the past year. In this podcast, we reflect on all that God has provided and developed at Mercy Multiplied, as well as look forward to where we believe He is leading us.


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http://mercymultiplied.com/2016/01/reflecting-back-and-moving-forward/