Series 1: Episode 3 – God’s Plan

Podcasts, Series 1

Show Notes

Introduction to God’s Rollercoaster 

The God’s Rollercoaster podcast is hosted by Hazel Woodward. Hazel lives in Oxfordshire, England. She loves to learn about people’s stories, sharing in their journeys and fostering the belief that not only do our ups and downs make us who we are, but we should hold on to those things and be proud of our journey.

Come and join us – enjoy the ride!

In This Episode: Series 1, Episode 3 – God’s Plan

In this episode, we follow Janice’s story from her first encounter with God, all the way through to her becoming a vicar. Janice shares her family’s reaction to her faith journey, along with how her family life unfolded. After hearing God’s word that she should become a vicar, Janice reveals how she gave her life to Jesus, sharing her candid account of the ups and downs of her journey to becoming a vicar during a time when the ordination of women was not permitted. Discover how God’s timing is always perfect, and by practising patience, we can be reassured that His plan for us will bring us to where we need to be.

Trigger warning 


This episode includes discussion around marital and family difficulties and gender inequality.

Resource Links

For mental health support, the Association of Christian Counsellors can help you find a Christian counsellor, supervisor or counselling organisation.

For some practical tips to understanding God’s plan for your marriage, this article might be useful.

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Host: Hazel Woodward
Producer: Waymaker Consulting and Raindrop Sound Design
Editor: Waymaker Consulting
Music: Raindrop Sound Design



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