Lauren Daigle went from a small school with no music program, to one of the most impressive vocalists in the world, and now she’s sitting down with Paula to talk about how she has used the hardships in her life to launch herself to a place of success. The two-time GRAMMY Award winner recalls the moment she was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that forced her to live in isolation for more than two years as a teenager. She opens up about the depression she experienced and how music became an outlet during those dark days, eventually giving her the courage to pursue her pipe dream. The former American Idol contestant talks about the doors that opened after being sent home early from the show, and how it lead her to an unlikely opportunity that forever changed her life. She also shares the meaning behind her new single, “Hold On To Me,” and the experience she was going through when it was written. The 29-year-old talks about turning 30 and the one thing she is finally concurring after many years of feeling like she was missing out.
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Join award winning journalist Paula Faris as she explores what people are called to and why, equipping you to live the life you were meant for!
These real, honest conversations will leave you encouraged, empowered (with takeaways!) and entertained.Paula will be joined each week by friends--some old, some new--who can talk about purpose, calling, fear, branching out and the risks of pursuing dreams from their own perspective. Guests include: Candace Cameron Bure, ESPN's Maria Taylor, Chris Tomlin, Michael Strahan, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jenna Bush and many more!Most recently, she spent 9 years at ABC News, during which she was a co-anchor of 'Good Morning America' weekend edition, co-host of 'The View' and host of the 'Journeys Of Faith' podcast. While at the network, Faris reported on everything from politics, news and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sean Spicer, Joe Biden, Tiger Woods, Reece Witherspoon, to the casts of "Star Wars" and "Avengers".Faris graduated from Cedarville University ('97). She is a wife, mom, and dedicated follower of Jesus who bases her life and podcast on the foundational principals of Christianity, to love God and love people. She and her husband John reside in South Carolina with their three children.