We’re a bit overdue in talking about supernatural experiences!  I’s time to dive more into demon possession, oppression, or suppression, whatever you want to call it…some say it’s just the way the mind works.  Others say it’s spiritual warfare. Either way, it’s not fun, and if demonic oppression is real, it’s not from God.

We welcome Connie Lawson, host of the Weeds Seeds and Beautiful Things podcast, a hard, hope-filled, humorous show that seeks to help you walk in radical faith. Connie is a Christian speaker who has the ability to mix hard truths with honesty, experience, and compassion while giving practical advice and steps for improvement, all while making you laugh. Connie has an intense story and she wanted to be part of the Miracles & Atheists podcast because she believes our listeners would benefit from hearing what the Lord has done in her life.

We’re also pleased to welcome Nick’s friend, Carol Lynn Rivera.  Carol Lynn is a CEO, writer, marketer, project manager and podcaster. She enjoys entrepreneurial life and owns multiple businesses including several startups and a marketing company, and Carol Lynn is an atheist, only for the sake of a label (because it’s not her favorite). Carol Lynn wanted to be on the show because she thinks the more we can talk to people with different viewpoints the more we learn to understand, accept and respect them. It’s important for us to be able to learn from each other and even disagree without harboring ill feelings and sowing division.

So have fun digging in MAC (Miracles & Atheists Community)…we’re diving deep today!


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  • How Nick met Carol Lynn Rivera [5:34]
  • Welcome Connie Lawson [7:14]
  • Why Connie decided to be on Miracles & Atheists [14:00]
  • Carol Lynn’s religious background [15:03]
  • CCD [16:36]
  • Kids have questions…remember that Christians [18:17]
  • Is there anything that could make Connie’s foundation crumble? [21:06]
  • Tragedy and wrestling with faith [22:20]
  • Carol Lynn’s Bible contradictions [26:55]
  • An atheistic perspective on faith [29:11]
  • Shut up Nick it’s time to talk miracles! [31:31]
  • Connie in the mental health system [33:11]
  • Torment from the enemy [34:40]
  • Are witchcraft experiences coincidences? [38:00]
  • Delivered from the demonic [43:43]
  • Carol Lynn asks questions [46:46]
  • Why didn’t Connie deserve salvation? [48:10]
  • Once saved always saved? [52:11]
  • Carol Lynn comments on a genuine Christian [56:58]
  • Tough Question of the Week, (w/ Carter Snapp) [59:07]
  • Being a better person (not because you have to) [1:00:46]
  • Let’s NOT duck homosexuality [1:01:21]
  • Christians and their opinions [1:09:20]
  • Spirits vs. the human mind [1:12:10]
  • Follow Carol Lynn and Connie on social media [1:15:10]
  • Closing remarks [1:17:00]
  • Marcus Plating’s Final Words of Wisdom (WOW) [1:19:02]


Carol Lynn Rivera

Connie Lawson

Nick & Marcus