• She’s Got Gumption! Episode 10, The Trilogy that is Wendy’s Story (aka Part 3)

    A long time ago, in a town far, far (well, maybe not that far,) away lived a Wendy on a farm…This is her story. Maybe it’s not that epic, but it is the third part of my story, Wendy J Olson, and how we came to be where we are and what we are doing here in Fort Worth, Texas. In this week’s episode I talk about some hard truths that Jesus laid on me a couple years ago and the hard truths He’s been laying on me since. I walk you through what was the end of our journey working in anti-trafficking for two years, our not wanting to…

  • She’s Got Gumption! Episode 9, Why Carrie Has Gumption

    Did you ever meet someone that you just KNEW, knew Jesus?!? That person for me is Carrie Poffenberger. I met this gorgeous woman two years ago at a random conference and she just radiated peace. She sat behind me and I just had to know her, and now you are so lucky to get to know her yourself. Carrie is a mother to three beautiful babies, but only tucks one of them in each night. After a painful childhood with trials of its own, and those ever-famous, rough teen years, Carrie and her husband decided to start a family. Having no genetic disorders or anything in their family history, they…

  • She’s Got Gumption! Episode 8, Why Lavina Has Gumption

    Who doesn’t love a good story of super sinner turned Jesus freak? I know I do, because it is also MY story. I met Lavina three years ago and we instantly hit it off. She’s real, she’s raw, she’s honest, and God love her for it. She tells the story of how she found Jesus even in the darkest of circumstances, shortly after her brother was sent to prison for capital murder, and how Jesus pursued her despite all her restless rebelliousness. We also talk about parenting and what a crap-shoot that is sometimes, and we have real conversations about the struggles we have even IN the church. This is…

  • She’s Got Gumption! Episode 7, Why Sam Has Gumption

    In this episode Sam Hernandez, from Elijah Rising in Houston, shares with us her Jesus story and her amazing calling as a social justice warrior, fighting for an end to sex trafficking and violence against women. Sam is so full of life and wisdom and Jesus! We also talk about her upcoming new addition and all things women inside and outside of the church encounter. We even talked about the recent legislation Elijah Rising got to be a part of and ways even you and I can help put an end to human trafficking in our cities. It’s a great conversation, can’t wait for you to be a part of…

  • She’s Got Gumption! Episode 6, Why Brittani has Gumption

    Some people collect baseball cards, some people collect shoes. I collect friends. And finding amazing women to connect with on Instagram is no exception. I will either mom, cheerlead, encourage, or friend the crap out of you if you are put in my path. Brittani Haney is one of those people. I instantly connected with her on Instagram and loved her blog. I knew she’d have an amazing story to share…and I was right. As usual. Just ask my husband. You guys are gonna love her! Not to mention she lives in the Pacific Northwest and I swear you can hear the beautiful sounds of the Pacific breeze as we…

  • She’s Got Gumption! Episode 5, First Comes Love…Then Comes Marriage. (Wendy’s Story Part 2)

    We all know the song… First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage…now what? Here Wendy shares the second part of her story and her struggles in raising kids, one special needs, and learning how to love and navigate a godly marriage. Wendy picks up where she left off letting us know it is not all sunshine and roses and marriage takes work. Don’t believe all the pretty pictures on social media! There is real work to be done here behind the scenes, and it all starts with making a choice. Hope y’all enjoy! For more fun and brutal honesty follow Wendy’s blog at: www.wendyjolson.com Also be sure to follow Wendy on…

  • She’s Got Gumption! Episode 4, Why Jackie has Gumption

    Jackie Hooks hasn’t lived an ordinary life, yet she calls herself the most ordinary girl in the world. Her story is one that will shock and bring strange relief to your heart, all in the same breath. She is someone that Jesus went and searched out, with His extraordinary love and persistence. If you know her, you love her. There is just no ifs, ands, or buts about it. She is down to earth and funny, witty and full of no bulls#$&! She holds nothing back and for good reason. She shares with us on this episode her journey from redemption to revival to resurrection, and reminds us that the…

  • She’s Got Gumption! Episode 3, Why Danelle Has Gumption

    On this episode I talk with one of my good friends, Danelle Knox. Danelle and her husband Joel pastor a small church in Brenham, Texas. My old church to be exact! After years of following the Lord, knowing He called them into ministry, their season finally came just last year and they’ve been eating up every single second of it. They are true partners in leadership together. Danelle talks about how she has always struggled off and on with other people’s expectations of her, from a young age and even up into adulthood, and how that can be seriously detrimental for a woman’s self esteem and self worth. We also…

  • She’s Got Gumption! Episode 2, Why Ashley has Gumption

    I got the amazing opportunity to sit down and chat with Ashley Carroll from It Takes a Village Podcast. She is such an amazing women! She’s a mom, a wife, a podcaster, a writer, an influencer and someone who challenges you to be a better version of yourself. She loves goes after life with a “no regrets” attitude and recently decided to find her biological father on Facebook! This girl has GUTS! Ashley shares her years of wisdom and how even though she is only 29, she’s lived enough to fill three lifetimes, and aims at sharing that wisdom with other women to encourage them along their journeys as well.…

  • She’s Got Gumption! Episode 1, My Story: Why Wendy has Gumption

    In this first episode you will get to hear from me, your host, Wendy Olson, and how my life has been shaped and molded by Jesus. Not only will you hear my earliest struggles and times I just survived, but you’ll also hear about a girl that overcame. From single-parent home to two abusive relationships and two sexual assaults to drug-riddled years and drinking my life away, my story is not for the weak at heart, but it is definitely one where Jesus showed up and took this super sinner into His arms and gave her the life she always dreamed, but never believed was possible. So come join me…