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The Power of Singing in the Dark, with Bethany Barnard

When you're in the dark valley of depression, is it possible to keep singing? Hear from Christian singer and songwriter Bethany Barnard about her journey of trusting God through the grief in this hope-filled episode.

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Episode Notes

“Chi Alpha Chaplain Leads Dozens of Frat Members to Christ” good news story

“Depression on My Doorstep” blog post by Colleen Chao

“Truth to Counter Depression, with Drs. David and Shona Murray” podcast series


Erin Davis: I want you to imagine something. Try picturing yourself sitting at the side of your dad's bed and watching him die a painful death. And then imagine in that moment, having the urge to sing. I'm Erin Davis.

Dannah Gresh: Wow, Erin, I can't wait to hear how that story goes. I'm Dannah Gresh. You're watching a live videocast from Revive Our Hearts, if you're joining us on …

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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.

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

When Dannah Gresh was eight years old, she began praying that God would use her as a Bible teacher for “the nations.” When she sees the flags of many countries waving at a Revive Our Hearts event, it feels like an answer to her prayer.

Dannah is the founder of True Girl which provides tools for moms and grandmothers to disciple their 7–12 year-old girls. On Monday nights, you’ll find Dannah hosting them in her online Bible study. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including Ruth: Becoming a Girl of Loyalty, Lies Girls Believe, and a Bible study for adult women based on the book of Habakkuk. She and her husband, Bob, live on a hobby farm in central Pennsylvania.

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

Bethany Barnard

Bethany Barnard

Bethany Dillon is a Contemporary Christian music artist. In 2008, she married contemporary Christian recording artist Shane Barnard of Shane & Shane and has started to release music under the name Bethany Barnard.