On today’s episode, I interviewed Sara Hagerty, author and speaker. I adore Sara! Get ready to be encouraged and have your view of weaknesses and limitations turned completely upside down- this conversation was a game changer for me!
#83: Experiencing God in the Middle Minutes with Sara Hagerty
Real Talk with Rachael Podcast
This week on Real Talk with Rachael, we’re talking with Sara Hagerty, author of the book “Adore: A Simple Practice for Experiencing God in the Middle Minutes of Your Day”. Sara Hagerty is a lover of God, a wife to Nate, and a mother of seven—four adopted from Africa and three through miracle pregnancies. She’s also a bestselling author and speaker. As a lifelong admirer of words, Sara has experienced their power to revive. Raw words written in tearful honesty and shared with her readers. Words whispered in hidden places as conversation with God and worship to Him. Today Sara’s words offer God’s hope to readers facing unexpected life circumstances. We’re talking about: Sara started practicing adoration at a weak point of her life and found herself getting healed by it. “Adoration is talking to God from a raw place...Adoration is just talking to God in the middle of your day.” Romans 12:2, NIV: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Sara found that she couldn’t just stop thinking the bad thoughts that came through her mind all the time, but if she prayed on God’s word it would slowly replace those thoughts. “The more that I put His words in my mouth the more that my thoughts get changed.” 2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” God’s pace for our lives might look dramatically different than our own pace. Start adoration where you are, even if you don’t feel like it. Don’t forget to text the phrase “RealTalkGiveaway” to the number 44222 to be entered to win giveaways from show guests and sponsors! Connect with Sara on her website, Instagram, or Facebook Connect with Rachael on her website, Instagram, or Facebook
It can be so gratifying to look at yourself/family/spouse through God’s eyes. But the truth is, it’s really hard to let go of what you’ve envisioned for your life. Sara talks with us about the huge shift she has seen over the past few years while focusing on adoration and aligning herself with the Word. We talk a lot about idealism and perfectionism in this one which is something that I really struggle with. What’s the difference between the two, and what’s the big deal? Sara Hagerty is a lover of God, a wife to Nate, and a mother of seven-four adopted from Africa and then more through miracle pregnancies. She's also a bestselling author and speaker. As a lifelong admirer of words, Sara has experienced their power to revive. Raw words written in tearful honesty and shared with her readers. Words whispered in hidden places as conversation with God and worship to Him. Today Sara's words offer God's hope to readers facing unexpected life circumstances. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: feeling the effects of aging what Sara’s life looks like with a large, mixed-race family in a word that has been turned upside down the effects of trauma across a lifetime and can be vastly different for each child how trusting that her kid’s pain is real has affected the way Sara’s children respond what Sara’s family has been doing for their mental health perfectionism vs. idealism the trap of idealism the grace of God Sara sees in her 4 adopted children how letting go of her vision for her family and seeing it through God’s eyes is slowly changing Sara as a mom, leader, and wife a shift in perspective about kids’ emotional teenage years adoration bringing our thoughts in alignment with God’s thoughts what Sara has learned about herself after a decade of being intentional about adoration LINKS MENTIONED: Ransomed Heart (Wild at Heart) The Soul of Shame Anatomy of the Soul Growth Book Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. CONNECT WITH SARA: website | instagram | facebook CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: Homeschool Buyers Co-Op: sign up for your free membership at homeschoolbuyersco-op.org and use code MSW to get 5,000 smart points SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon SHARE THE STRUGGLE! If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend. The struggle is real. We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here!
Today on the podcast: Sara Hagerty About Sara Sara Hagerty is a lover of God, a wife to Nate, and a mother of seven-four adopted from Africa and then more through miracle pregnancies. She's also a bestselling author and speaker. As a lifelong admirer of words, Sara has experienced their power to revive. Raw words written in tearful honesty and shared with her readers. Words whispered in hidden places as conversation with God and worship to Him. Today Sara's words offer God's hope to readers facing unexpected life circumstances. You can follow her on Instagram @sarahagertywrites. "Life is a total of minutes spent.Attaching a bandaid to a child’s wound.Turning off the outdoor lights before bed.Lugging the overloaded grocery bag to the kitchen counter.Sending a text message.Sifting through a stack of mail that’s full of advertisements.Powering off the computer.Applying mascara.At fifteen, when I gave “my whole life” to Jesus, I didn’t consider that living the radical life for God would one day call forth minute-by-minute faithfulness of me. I gathered my fifteen years like a stack of files and foisted them on the one who’d been watchful, in exchange for a notepad we would fill with our adventures together.At fifteen, surrendering my whole life and my whole heart meant the big picture, not the minutiae. After all, I could remember only four or maybe five of those fifteen years.I imagined that Christianity was lived in broad strokes—as a highlight reel.Minutes were what happened in between."
On today’s episode we’re chatting with best selling author and speaker, Sara Hagerty about the Practice of Adoration, which she beautifully unpacks in her latest book, Adore. Sara shares with us how this simple practice can help us experience God in the thick of life’s everyday demands, practical ways we can choose to adore even when we don’t feel like it, and the power of staying connected with God in the messy middle minutes of our days. Listen in.Links Mentioned:Adore Sara's Website Music featured in this episode:Casey Darnell, MomentsConnect with us:https://letsliveitwell.com https://www.instagram.com/chrisgraebe/ https://www.instagram.com/jennigraebe/ https://www.instagram.com/letsliveitwell/
There are times we just don’t know what to say to God. Times when our emotions are lit and we might not even want to talk to Him. Sara Hagerty joins me for a rich conversation about a simple practice of adoration that will help you experience God in the thick of life’s demands. www.PsalmAdventure.com Episode show notes: www.gwensmith.net/graceologie/96 Graceologie on INSTA: @graceologie Graceologie on FB: www.facebook.com/graceologie Gwen Smith on INSTA: @GwenSmithMusic Gwen Smith on FB: www.facebook.com/GwenSmithMusic
Ep.227: How To Talk To God From The Place of Your Emotions with Sara Hagerty
The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast
If you feel as if your emotions are wildly swinging during this unsettling time of the Corona Virus, you are not alone. Many report feeling a paralyzing fear one moment, anger and frustration the next, then an unexplainable feeling of gratitude and peace. Does it feel like whiplash sometimes? It does to us. Sara Hagerty, well known author and speaker, assures us that this is not only normal, but necessary as we learn how to authentically name our feelings and take them to God. If you have struggled though sheltering in place, and have wondered what to do with all of your emotions, especially in light of your faith, this podcast will help.
CTLP Episode 160 - Experiencing God in the Middle of It All with Sara Hagerty
Live Well Anyway
On the Cultivating the Lovely podcast this week, MacKenzie Koppa talks with author Sara Hagerty about her newest book, Adore: A Simple Practice for Experiencing God in the Middle Minutes of Your Day. Sara is a wife and a mother to 7 children, 4 adopted and 3 biological. MacKenzie and Sara talk about what it means to adore God in the middle of our busy lives, plus so much more. We hope this conversation encourages you in the midst of this chaotic time in all our lives. Sara talks about the importance of slowing down and reconnecting with the Lord Seeing this time as a gift because we have been given a new perspective on our lives Coming to God with your real, raw emotion, asking Him to speak back to you We have to go to God and be vulnerable with Him in order to allow Him to work in us Adore is really about finding God when you are weak Adoration is the nexus of my raw emotions and the truth of Who God is. Sara Hagerty Learning to feel our emotions and still go to God for what you are supposed to do with them Join the Patreon group to get in on the upcoming book club walking through Adoretogether Our misconceptions about adoration and looking at God’s character and how we can adore Him The power of worshipping God in the midst of hard times Sara’s typical daily routine now, and what it was like before the world turned sideways Sign up for our brand new interactive “Random but Lovely” e-newsletter on Substack! Just visit Mackenziekoppa.substack.com to subscribe today! Current Lovelies- Sara: getting outside and noticing the world around us MacKenzie: grounding outside whenever possible Resources Mentioned- Books: Adore by Sara Hagerty Persuasion by Jane Austen Movies: The Trouble with Angels Pride and Prejudice Clueless Podcasts: At Home with Sally And Sons Ransomed Heart The Emotionally Healthy Leader with Pete Scazzero Find Sara- You can find Sara on her website SaraHagerty.net. You can also follow her on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Find MacKenzie- You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! Join us on Patreon at Patreon.com/CultivatingtheLovely. Thanks to Our Sponsors- Today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely is sponsored by Literati. For a limited time, go to Literati.com/lovely for 25% OFF your first two orders. This episode of Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by BetterHelp private online counseling. Visit BetterHelp.com/LOVELY for 10% OFF your first month of counseling.
Adoration: How to Experience God in the Middle Minutes of Your Day with Sara Hagerty
The Mary Marantz Show
Do the circumstances in your life ever make it feel like God is far away? Perhaps it seems that your time with Him feels more like a routine or task rather than a longing or desire. If this sounds all too familiar, rest assured that this episode is here to speak to your heart and encourage you even in seasons of hardship. In this episode, Mary chats candidly with author, wife, and mom of 7 - Sara Hagerty - as the two talk about Sara’s new book ADORE and dig deep about the practice of experiencing God in the ‘middle minutes’ of your day. We get it - the word 'adoration' may not be in your typical, day to day vocabulary, but you’re about to learn why this word is going to change the way you see your daily life. After listening, you’ll learn how adoration will improve your perspective, how to go about developing a daily practice of adoration, and what it looks like to choose trust and praise even in the midst of life’s toughest moments. If your life is in need of a ‘system interrupt’ and a reminder that God draws near to the brokenhearted, tune into this episode. Check out Sara's book on preorder now! https://www.amazon.com/Adore-Simple-Practice-Experiencing-Minutes/dp/0310357004