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01.11.2018

My guest for Episode #5 is Rachel J. Mitchell, an incredible woman I met through Instagram. She is a health and fitness coach who shares her faith openly. I love following her because she is authentic. She shares the struggles she has with body image, fitness, and food, and she never pretends she has it all figured out! Rachel used to teach full time at the college level, and she recently cut back to pursue coaching full time. As a mom to two boys, she is always busy, but she really does make time to cultivate relationships with the people she's coaching and encouraging. You're going to love hearing her story! You can click the Soundcloud link above, or you can click here to listen! Connect with Rachel:  Rachel's Blog Facebook Instagram Sponsors: Kristy's Custom Designs Three Twelve Market BeautyCounter - Angie Eubanks...

25.10.2018

  My guest for Episode #4 is Adriel Booker. Because October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, I wanted to make sure you heard this interview with Adriel. She writes openly about her own miscarriages and struggles with infertility, and her heartbreak has become her ministry. Her book, Grace Like Scarlett, is truly one of the best books on grief I have read. Even if you have never struggled with infertility, her book is one that can minister to you. It speaks to the universal experience of pain. I also recommend checking out her website, adrielbooker.com, where she has lots of resources for women who face infertility. Connect with Adriel: Adriel's Website Facebook Instagram (Personal Account) Instagram (Our Scarlett Stories) Twitter Sponsors: Kristy's Custom Designs Three Twelve Market BeautyCounter - Angie Eubanks  ...

23.10.2018

  The droplet of sap on my van's windshield is smaller than a dime. It's not huge, but it's on the driver's side, right in my line of vision. We just repainted our garage floor, and while it was drying, I had to park under the cedar trees at the end of the driveway. One of the days I parked there, a glob of sap dripped right onto the windshield. I noticed it immediately when I got behind the wheel, but I couldn't do anything right then to get rid of it. As usual, I was jumping in the car to run from one place to another, and I was in a hurry. Turning on the windshield wipers would only smear it, so I told myself I'd take care of it later. And you can guess how that went. That was weeks ago, and the glob is still there. Only now, it's crystallized and feels like a permanent fixture on my mom-van. The funny thing is that I've learned to look past the glob as I'm driving. It's in the exact same spot it has been, and it never disappears fully from my line of vision, but I have learned to ignore it. I've learned...

18.10.2018

  My guest for Episode 3 is Shauna Letellier, author of Remarkable Faith: When Jesus Marveled at the Faith of Unremarkable People. She never saw herself writing a book, but after recognizing in her own studies that Jesus consistently noticed the faith of people who were ordinary, she felt she had to share what she learned. In this episode, we discuss what it's like to raise children in a world where we're still struggling ourselves, what it takes to learn God doesn't want us to perform for His love, and how to learn who we really are. Connect with Shauna: Facebook Instagram Sponsors: Kristy's Custom Designs Three Twelve Market BeautyCounter - Angie Eubanks...

11.10.2018

Abby Banks is a wife, mom, author, and advocate. Her youngest son, Wyatt, became paralyzed at 7 months old, and Abby's world turned upside down. In the years since Wyatt's diagnosis, she and her family have lived by the words "love him anyway," which is also the title of her book about their journey. We talk about the journey she and her family took into a new normal, living with a child whose special needs impact daily life. Abby shares about her personal struggles and victories, learning to become comfortable with who she is in the life she leads. You'll want to grab a copy of her book Love Him Anyway: Finding Hope in the Hardest Places. Connect with Abby: Facebook Instagram Sponsors: Kristy's Custom Designs Three Twelve Market BeautyCounter - Angie Eubanks...

10.10.2018

  What does it really mean to follow Christ? In my 20 years as a Christian, I've seen how much confusion there is surrounding the lifestyle and choices Christians make. There are as many opinions as there are believers. It seems there are questions about everything -- what to drink, where to go, how to dress, how to worship. The role of women, the type of church to attend, whether salvation is forever, and whether Christians should watch R-rated movies. What it means to be a believer and follower can be really confusing, especially for brand new Christians. That's why I wrote Follow: A 28 Day Devotional for Understanding Your Faith. I wanted to help new believers navigate some of the questions they have, and I wanted to help them focus on four major areas of following Jesus -- Salvation, the Bible, Worship, and Prayer.   In this book, we spend one week on each of those topics, looking at what Scripture teaches and what confusion might arise. Each day's reading starts with Scripture and ends with reflection and prayer, and one of my greatest goals is to help people establish the daily habit of spending time focused on their relationship with Christ. If you have questions...

03.10.2018

    Niki is a Brit in the USA, a rectal (yes, rectal) cancer survivor, pastor’s wife, tea drinker and teller of bad jokes. She’s all about meeting you when life’s not fair so you can breathe again and offers encouragement, practical resources and a large dollop of reality on her website. She’d love to connect with you there if she can’t hug you in person. Her work has appeared in Christian Today, RELEVANT, Woman to Woman (Premier Radio), ForEveryMom, and Living By Design Ministries. When she’s not speaking, writing, running trails with her Doodles, or failing to keep up with her three teenagers, you can find her with a nice cup of tea trying to figure out which remote control actually turns the TV on. Grab her FREE Audio Download How to Handle Anything Life Throws at You, and discover three strategies to give you the trust and confidence to thrive, not just survive, right where you are. Connect with Niki: Website www.nikihardy.com Instagram @niki.hardy Facebook @NikiHardyauthor  Sponsors BeautyCounter - BeautycounterAngieE@gmail.com Three Twelve Market Kristy's Custom Designs ...

02.10.2018

  I'm starting a podcast, and to say I'm excited would be a stupidly ridiculous understatement. The title of my show is "In This Skin," and the premise is this: there are far too many of us who are living timidly and in denial of who we really are and how we were really made. We are self-conscious, wishing we could change and become the idealized versions of ourselves we imagine but never publicize. We aren't comfortable in our own skins. We aren't comfortable, so we try like snakes to shed our skins and emerge in something new. We compare ourselves to those we see and admire, and we become like David trying to wear Saul's armor. We behave like chameleons, changing our colors according to our surroundings. It's maddening, it's frustrating, and for the most part, it's something we never even admit is happening. Here's what I know. I am nearly 40 years old, and for the vast majority of my years, I wanted to be someone other than myself. I wanted other people's talents, their lifestyles, their personalities, and their bodies. I measured myself against the images they projected, and I always found myself lacking. No matter how hard I worked, no matter what other...

31.08.2018

  Her soft voice came through the speaker on my phone, telling the podcast interviewer about the hardest years of her life. This woman has moved overseas, adopted orphaned children, begun a non-profit ministry, and written bestselling books about faith. If anyone shouldn't admit having certain questions about her faith and her God, it seemed she shouldn't. But she did. "Is a God who allows these things really good? Where is God when the worst things happen? Can I really trust Him when I don't understand?" I knew just what she meant. Our hard questions don't mean we don't believe, but they always reveal the depth of our faith. And, I've learned, they can deepen our faith if we have the courage to voice them. Suppressing them leads to a shallowness in what we believe. The questions we're afraid to voice hide our fears of what might be. Question: "Where are you, God?" Fear: He has left. Question: "Why did you choose not to answer my prayer?" Fear: He doesn't love me enough to answer. Question: "Why are you allowing this tragedy into my life?" Fear: He doesn't care that it hurts me.   This woman wrestled with God and came out changed. Stronger. More confident in her...

16.08.2018

  It’s the calm before the storm. Or maybe, really, it’s the storm before the hurricane. It’s the week before the kids come. This week, you will decorate and plan and move furniture and make copies, the weight of expectations heavy on your shoulders and the overwhelm of to do’s at the forefront of your mind. This week you will work like crazy, wishing there were more time and wondering what this year will be like and who your students will be. Next week, children will fill these halls and sit in your classrooms, and they will look to you expectantly. The expressions on their faces will all be different, to be sure, but the emotions will have similar roots. “Will I fit in? Will they like me? Will I be safe here?” You -- yes, you -- hold the answers to their questions. While you are busy making name tags and creating seating charts, the world is entrusting you with its future. You are entrusted with the world. Each child you see on Monday morning is a piece of the collective future we will face. Each child who looks to you for acceptance and safety is a person who will make our world better or worse,...