ETL 009: First “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith” Interview with Wista Waldroop on Longterm Illness, Marriage, Caregiving and Faith


In this episode…

We introduce a new format for this episode:

  • No usual three chapter layout
  • Entire episode devoted to an interview
  • No Bible questions answered, no Bible words segment
  • Interview with ordinary people who face great trials and struggles and the impact on their faith

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith Interview:

Wista Waldroop’s experiences dealing with husband Rudy’s longterm liver failure, her struggle with taking on the role of caregiver, the effect this whole event had on her faith, and rebirth of love in their marriage.

Meaningful Scriptures mentioned by Wista:

  • Isaiah 40:30-31
  • Exodus 17:10-12
  • Jeremiah 12:5

Here are some pics:













Rudy's headstone with "The eagle and I have seen the wind" inscription

Rudy’s headstone with “The eagle and I have seen the wind” inscription

A sample of Rudy's scrimshaw on antique ivory

A sample of Rudy’s scrimshaw on antique ivory







Other Scriptures referenced in the podcast:

  • 2 Corinthians 1:1-3


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10 Responses to “ETL 009: First “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith” Interview with Wista Waldroop on Longterm Illness, Marriage, Caregiving and Faith”

  1. Marc Ellis says:

    Enjoyed the podcast very much. Helps us to remember what is truly important in life.

    • David says:

      Thank you Marc. That’s what I’m aiming for, content that is helpful and useful in a spiritually practical way. And thanks for leaving a comment!

  2. Patricia DuBray says:

    I am thankful to have crossed paths and have a deep abiding love for this great woman we call Wista.

    I loved the interview and format. I love the scripture references Wista quotes and the links on the page.

    Wista is a woman of faith and courage. An example to me of putting Christ first.

    Love you,

    Patricia DuBray
    Elk Grove CA

    • David says:

      Patricia, I’m with you. Watching Wista (and Rudy) go through all of this had a great impact on me. She’s one of my heroes. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Doris says:

    Thanks for that encouraging interview!

  4. Jane Tuttle says:

    Thank you for sharing Wista and Rudy’s story. I like to think there are angels among us and Wista Waldroop is one of them. What a wonderful story that shows God’s love.

    Ordinary people with extraordinary faith. Maybe that extraordinary faith allows us to see the extraordinary in the everyday.

    Blessings to Wista and her family.

  5. David and Wista – such a touching show and story. Thank you both (especially Wista) to share this with up. Such a wonderful tribute to Rudy’s memory.

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