Summer 2024

NEW PODCAST: Mo Isom, Former LSU Goalkeeper and NY Times Bestselling Author


Mo Isom’s story is one that you will not soon forget. She is wife, a mother, a speaker and the author of the New York Times Bestseller “WRECK MY LIFE: Journeying from Broken to Bold.”

She was an All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team and the first female to try out for an SEC men’s football team. She holds the LSU all-time goalkeeper record as well as the #3 SEC all-time shutout record.

She trained with the US Women’s National program, was honored as National Player of the Week, has appeared on ESPN SportsCenter Top-10 Plays, and has been featured in Sports Illustrated and appeared on Ellen, ESPN, CBS, The 700 Club, and countless other platforms.

Mo’s life has had incredible success in the sports world, but also has been crushed through personal adversity. Isom’s story is sure to inspire you and challenge you.

Photo Courtesy: Mo Isom


Podcast Timeline:

2:30 – Finding time to be present with God and rest from the chaos of life

4:00 – Growing up and the relationship with her parents

8:00 – On knowing her talent in high school of wanting to be the best she could at soccer

18:00 – The death of her Dad

29:30 – On her near-death experience

30:30 – Her encounter with God

37:00 – On sharing her story in a book

45:30 – How her story has impacted young people

47:45 – Her advice to young teenage girls on balance faith and “fitting in” with the world

53:00 – On what God is teaching her right now

Favorite Quotes:

“Be Still and Know That I Am God.” – (Psalm 46:10)

“I was extremely good (at soccer)”

“It was January 3, 2009 that my Dad put a gun to his heart and pulled the trigger and it was January 3, 2009 that I took off running from God.”

“Some days were horrific, some days were numb”

“I ran into any sin-sized piece that I thought could fill the God-sized hole in my heart.”

“The enemy has a way of messing with us in places of grief and hardship.”

“It was hanging in that car at 1:30 in the morning, completely alone, I’ve never felt more overwhelmed and almost crushed by the presence of the Holy Spirit.”

“If you have a story of grace, then you have a story of grace to be shared. I couldn’t be quiet about it.”

“God said to me — ‘Tell everyone everything’ so I started a blog and shared my story.”

“I want people to read and feel and know and invite in that same God, to do work in their own hearts.”

“I love, love, love, seeing young people, young girls, who desire to live by the word rather than by the world.”

“I don’t care about what makes you cool, I care about what makes us holy.”

Kristen Ledlow – NBA Host/Reporter
Maria Taylor – ESPN Announcer
Judah Smith – Pastor/Author