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Surrendering Control, with Olympic Diver Kimiko Soldati

Kimiko Soldati’s Olympic dreams consumed her. Her whole life was focused on bringing home the gold for her own glory until she learned the beauty of surrender and started living for God’s glory. Kimiko shares her story and the process of giving up control. You’ll be encouraged to make an active choice of surrender to the Lord.

Episode Notes:

Revive Our Hearts Trilogy set


Introduction: Olympics and Surrender

Erin Davis: What’s something that you think, If I just try a little harder today, I can master this, and then I will experience the thrill of success? Well, we're praying that the Lord is going to help you see whatever that area of your life is in a brand-new light today. 

Welcome to Grounded. This is a podcast and a videocast from Revive Our Hearts. We record it live every Monday morning. I'm Erin Davis. 

Portia Collins: I'm Portia …

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About the Teachers

Robyn McKelvy

Robyn McKelvy

Robyn McKelvy has devoted her life to the care and building up of others—in her home, in the church her husband pastors, and through years of speaking for FamilyLife and at countless women’s events. Robyn has written SOS: Sick of Sex and a devotional book, Say It Loud!: Becoming Your Husband’s Personal Cheerleader. Robyn and her husband Ray are parents of seventeen children: seven in heaven and ten amazing souls here on earth.

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.

About the Hosts

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including: 7 Feasts, Connected, Beautiful Encounters, and the My Name Is Erin series. She serves on the ministry team of Revive Our Hearts. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin chasing chickens and children on her small farm in the Midwest.

Portia Collins

Portia Collins

Portia Collins is a Christian Bible teacher and writer/blogger who enjoys studying and teaching Scripture.  Portia is the founder of "She Shall Be Called" (SSBC), a women’s ministry centered on helping women understand and embrace true biblical womanhood through solid study of God's Word. To learn more about SSBC, visit  Portia and her husband, Mikhail, have a daughter and currently live in the Mississippi Delta. 

About the Guest

Kimiko Soldati

Kimiko Soldati

Kimiko Soldati has always been in passionate pursuit of satisfaction.  This 2004 Olympic diver sought perfection through her achievements, her relationships, her works and it is now her joy to share how she finally found the perfection that her noisy and messy soul longed for: in her perfect Savior.  Kimiko has a zeal for the gospel and has had the privilege of speaking all over the country sharing through the Word of God how the gospel connects with everyday life.  She is married to her best friend, Adam (gold medal Olympic diving coach), and she gets to stay home as a very busy momma of 6 equally energetic and lively children whom she also homeschools.  Kimiko loves to disciple women in her local church and point them to Jesus and the sufficiency of scripture and the transforming power of the gospel.