You Have Value!



I believe everyone has intrinsic value. And, I want to share that life-changing truth with others. Each month I interview a person who shares personal stories and their beliefs about value. Listen, find encouragement and hope, and make a difference in your corner of the world!


  • 017: You Have Value! with Tim Gay

    28/11/2016 Duration: 16min

    Tim Gay and his wife have a blended family with seven kids, one an adopted teen girl. Tim has a background in business. He studied accounting, has his MBA, and seventeen of his last twenty plus years in business were spent at Sprint. He left two years ago and founded YOUTHRIVE, a nonprofit focused on supporting young adults aging out of foster care. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. Really good stuff here! We’re all created in God’s image and have an inherent dignity because of who created us and our relationship with God …it’s not about religion, it’s not about morality, it’s about having a relationship with God …its not about accomplishments. It’s inherent, everyone has dignity and value because they’re created by God, and not because of their accomplishments You start to see people for who they are….regardless of accomplishments, or wealth, or status, or privilege If you choose to look for value in other people, and encourage them and care for them and love them, then naturally they will…find

  • 016: You Have Value! with Ashley McCauley

    24/10/2016 Duration: 21min

    Ashley McCauley has been married to her husband Ben for three years, and they have a seventeen month old son that loves to climb. Ashley graduated from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, with a degree in communications and Biblical studies. Her background is in marketing and editing, in the book publishing and faith based/nonprofit world. Currently, Ashley is a stay at home mom and enjoys reading, writing, hiking and asking why—why people and things work the way they do. Check out Ashley’s blog at!  Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. Some deep stuff! I feel like I always need to be working or doing something to retain…value It’s all dependent on what God says, not what other people are saying or thinking, or what I’m thinking they’re thinking Understanding value better now, allows me to give myself grace Value…it’s a gift that’s given. People have value because God’s given it People who don’t believe they’re valuable are very fragile Someone who believes th

  • 015: You Have Value! with Drew Speicher

    29/08/2016 Duration: 27min

    Drew Speicher just turned 40 yesterday! He has been married to his lovely wife for eighteen years, has an eleven year old daughter, and an eight year old son. Drew grew up in upstate New York, went to high school in Nebraska, and college in the Kansas City area. He went to law school at Drake University, and has been a lawyer for about fifteen years. He is also heavily involved in his church. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. Only a few of many! There’s a difference between having value and being valuable…any individual word can express a different meaning than a word that may seem similar I’m willing to serve and to give and to offer love and support, regardless of whether I ever get anything in response or in exchange for that or not The way you look somebody in the eye and the way you’re willing to treat them…goes a long way in helping that person understand that they have value Dignity…there’s something almost regal about who we are as individuals Value becomes dignity, and then dignity becom

  • 014: You Have Value! with LaKresha Graham

    25/07/2016 Duration: 24min

    LaKresha Graham grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, a middle child with two brothers. According to her this equated to having issues all around: middle child, only girl. She has been involved in BSF leadership, and is an assistant professor at Rockhurst University. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. We covered great material! …the world has lots of ways of making you feel inadequate, insignificant, value-less or less valued than others I can’t rely on other people to tell me that I’m worth something. It’s something that I have to affirm first through God and then also with myself You can establish…healthy boundaries with other people, because you’re worth those boundaries When you say yes to something…you’re saying no to something else. What do you want to say yes to? God has me here, being who I am, doing what I do, for a reason, and that’s where my value comes from I shouldn’t really pursue perfection, I really should pursue awesomeness If everyone could live life with the value that they have, th

  • 013: You Have Value! with Jeff Rindom

    13/06/2016 Duration: 15min

    Jeff Rindom has been married for 25 years to his lovely wife Carol, and they have two college-aged daughters. He is an IT guy. And, he enjoys fitness, reading, photography, and working out. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. Love Jeff’s examples! I had value from the very beginning, I just didn’t know how much value I had until I came to know Him I really see a relationship between value and love When you feel loved, your sense of confidence and your self image tend to grow It’s emboldened me to become more vulnerable, and share my past, and share who I really am People can achieve great success, or just greatness in general A person simply cannot grow to the extent that they are capable of without a solid sense of personal worth Add a comment or question at We would love to hear from you!

  • 012: You Have Value! with Tori

    19/04/2016 Duration: 13min

    Tori is a creative who loves to write, sing and dance. She loves spending time with her family, is best friends with her sister, is a student and loves learning about God. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. Such great stories! I love you forever no matter what, you can never do anything to change my love for you Apart from anything I can do, anything I could even say, or…how well I think, how well I articulate my words, I’m still valuable It doesn’t even matter if you have people around you, because the fact remains, you still are valuable, no matter what If I didn’t have Christ, if I didn’t have my family, where would I be? I don’t know if I’d still be here If you know how much you’re loved, you’re not afraid of what other people think Life is more fun…when you know how much you’re loved Please share any comments or questions at Would love to hear your thoughts!

  • 011: You Have Value! with Nate Medhurst

    04/04/2016 Duration: 20min

    Nate Medhurst works in the HR department at an advertising company. He is involved in BSF leadership and helps with his church youth group. Nate loves people. He also loves sports, including Sporting Kansas City and the Jayhawks. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. And this was a good one! Your motivations are often directly tied to that…if you don’t feel like you have value, then you  might not try as hard at something… You do have value, you’re loved by God, you’ve been designed a specific way, you’ve been given specific gifts to do great things in this world Your heart beats a little faster and…it’s easier to get up in the morning if you’re really excited about what you’re doing and you feel like you’re doing a good thing We are all given different gifts…and that enables us to really serve in a way that makes the most sense Just the fact that someone spends time with someone else means that they think that they have value Someone who believes that they have value can really do just about whateve

  • 010: You Have Value! with Charme Fletcher

    21/03/2016 Duration: 25min

    Charme Fletcher is a pastor’s wife. They have three adult children, six grandchildren, and greatly enjoy spending time with family. Charme was raised by her grandparents, and one of her passions is creating a legacy focused on Christ. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. And there were many! I knew that God loved me and I had value, but now Jesus fulfilled that in me Every morning I protect my time with Christ…that sets my whole day apart Even though I didn’t have an earthly father, I knew I had a heavenly father I had a fear of loss…I didn’t carry that fear of loss in me anymore It allows me to develop friendships and relationships on a deeper level As we are valued, and we recognize that value comes from Christ, we are able to extend grace and forgiveness towards others It’s okay, you’re not there yet, but keep on trying Verses Referenced: John 3:16 Philippians 4:6-7 Ephesians 3:16-19 Add a comment or question at We would l

  • 009: You Have Value! with Jeff Fletcher

    07/03/2016 Duration: 22min

    Jeff Fletcher pastors a church, has pastored for 15+ years, and is a production supervisor at our national records center for our country. He is happily married to Charme, and is enjoying the experience of being a grandparent to six grandchildren. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. What a great episode! God loved me no matter what I did, and he will not love me any more or any less, according to what I do My value was from my significance to God, even more than my importance to him Relationships are the most important thing that I have, but I have to start with the most important relationship Even those who make wrong choices, that are sitting incarcerated right now, those people have a sense of value to God I can’t supersede the value that I have, above or beyond the value of someone else Comfort the disturbed, disturb the comforted Add a comment or question at We would love to hear your thoughts!

  • 008: You Have Value! with Amy Boesen

    22/02/2016 Duration: 15min

    Amy Boesen is the facilities coordinator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and was involved in BSF leadership. Amy was born, raised, and went to school in the state of Kansas. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. Such a great conversation! You are happy, pretty, smart, good, and loved I still needed to believe it myself I always believed in Jesus, I always believed in God, I always knew that Jesus died on the cross for my sins, but I didn’t know that it was a personal choice…that I had to make God…has a purpose for everyone, and it may not look pretty, it may look ugly, it may look hard, but he wants to be part of it I feel found There’s only one race, it’s the human race If I say, no I don’t have value, and I’m worthless, then I’m saying that God’s creation is worthless and God’s creation doesn’t have value, and that’s a lie Add a comment or question at We would love to hear from you!

  • 007: You Have Value! with Steve Samuel

    15/02/2016 Duration: 24min

    Steve Samuel is an electrical engineer and is involved in Bible Study Fellowship leadership. He consults on projects and travels for work. Family is extremely important to him. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. And there were a lot! Regardless of the work that you do…you provide value. You affect other people. Your work actually matters. Everything that I’ve been able to accomplish…is because of what my parents did so many years ago Being able to go out of your comfort zone is really when you find your value, especially see new avenues of value If I didn’t take this risk…I wouldn’t be able to grow and provide value Knowing is so key to figuring out, what are you going to be doing in this life? If you feel that you don’t have value, you have this huge anchor kind of dragging you down Add a comment or question at We would love to hear from you!

  • 006: You Have Value! with Jeanie

    08/02/2016 Duration: 22min

    Jeanie is a wife and mother, who used to be a missionary in Sweden, and continues to invest in those around her. She enjoys connecting, ministering to, supporting, and mentoring others. She is on her own journey of discovering what it truly means to have value. Some of my favorite quotes from this episode. Jeanie was a wealth of information! The value that I thought I had was not my true value My value is determined by the price that was paid for me…It was a very high price He had to get right in my face sometimes I am loved simply because of who created me, and whose image I’m created in Lies can block the Lord speaking to you I don’t think any person will every achieve their full potential, because there is so much Jesus never reached his full potential….But he fulfilled his purpose Verses Referenced: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in