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105: Make Someone's Day with Karen Ehman

The Martha + Mary Show

Karen Ehman, author of Make Their Day, shares simple, powerful ways to love others well. Disclosure: Affiliate links are used below. If you choose to purchase through the links, we may be compensated at no additional cost to you. See full disclosure policy. Today’s Guest: Karen Ehman is a New York Times bestselling author of 17 books. Her passion is to help women reflect the gospel to a watching world. Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of five, (three by birth and two by marriage) she enjoys feeding the many family, friends, and strangers who gather at her table. Show Sponsor: Brave Moms, Brave Kids: A Battle Plan for Raising Heroes by Lee Nienhuis Theme Music: “Busy Bee” by Cade Popkin Things We Talk About: Make Their Day by Karen Ehman Grace Adventures Fun ways to love on our friends Thoughtful gestures for those who are grieving Ideas for showing teachers appreciation Creative ways to thank your necessary people Karen on Instagram Karen’s website Connect with Us: The Martha + Mary Show webpage Podcast Group on Facebook: Martha and Mary Show Sisterhood IG Handles: @leenienhuis @katie_m_reid Show Hashtag: #marthamaryshow  Producer: Jeanna Lesausky Subscribe to the show and leave a rating and review.


1 Sep 2021

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Karen Ehman on creating boundaries and breaking the habits of people pleasing

Susie Larson Live

Maybe you are the "go-to" person for everyone in your life. You are always willing to help and saying yes to every request. Author and speaker Karen Ehman shares her story and helps you break free from people pleasing, from her book, "When Making Others Happy is Making You Miserable."

1hr 31mins

3 Aug 2021

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#149: Can I Embrace the Simple Practice of Hospitality? With Karen Ehman

4:13 Podcast with Jennifer Rothschild

In this day and age, when technology lets us be everywhere and nowhere all at once, how connected are we? Have we gotten so comfortable behind our screens that we’re uncomfortable with having somebody sitting across our table? Well, today, we are going to get back to the basics and refresh the “why” and “how” of embracing simple hospitality. Author Karen Ehman will help us abandon pressure and stress to make room for connections and relationships. SHOW NOTES: 413podcast.com/149


8 Jul 2021

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Summary of Keep Showing Up by Karen Ehman | Free Audiobook

QuickRead Podcast - Free book summaries

Discover how to stay crazy in love when your love drives you crazy. Is it true that opposites attract? While opposites may attract at first, over the years those opposites may also begin to attack. Those things we once found endearing are the same things that will drive us crazy later on. Perhaps it’s the way your husband loads the dishwasher or cleans the bathroom. Maybe it’s how you and your husband disagree about finances or the way you should parent. These differences don’t have to be the things that end your marriage, they can be what brings you closer together and closer to God. As you’ve navigated your way through marriage, you’ve realized that marriage is far from the romantic, happily-ever-after scenario that we are sold as children. The reality is that a successful marriage is hard and stressful. Luckily, Karen Ehman has laid out the strategies you need to help you get through the tough times and appreciate the good. These strategies will teach you how to cope, embrace the differences, and help you see your husband with fresh eyes. More importantly, you’ll learn how to strengthen your relationship with God. So keep reading to learn why you need to set realistic expectations, learn your love languages, and change your perspective. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. DISCLAIMER: This book summary is meant as a preview and not a replacement for the original book. If you like this summary please consider purchasing the original book to get the full experience as the original author intended it to be. If you are the original author of any book on QuickRead and would like us to remove it, please contact us at hello@quickread.com


4 Jul 2021

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Reach Out, Gather In with Karen Ehman

Equipping Godly Women Podcast

Like most women, you want to open your home or your heart (or both) and connect with others. But you don't think you have the time or ability. Through devotionals and practical tips, New York Times bestselling author Karen Ehman will inspire you to put love into action.You will want to take notes as Karen talks about the difference between entertaining and what the Bible says is hospitality.She will also dive into to just a few of her tips and tricks to simple hospitality from her companion book, "Make Their Day"  -- (fancy house not necessary!)Support the show (https://equippinggodlywomen.com/podcast)


18 Mar 2021

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#106: Make Their Day with Karen Ehman

Real Talk with Rachael Podcast

This week on Real Talk with Rachael I'm speaking with Karen Ehman about her new book Make Their Day: 101 Simple, Powerful Ways to Love Others Well. Karen is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries, and a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches over four million women daily. She has authored 15 books and has been featured on numerous media outlets including FoxNews.com, TODAY Parenting, Redbook.com, Crosswalk.com, and HomeLife Magazine. Key points from our conversation: The inspiration for Karen's latest book came from her mom who was always looking for practical, inexpensive ways to bless others. The book is broken into 8 categories such as family, friends, co-workers, strangers, etc. so you can start reading anywhere. It also has recipe cards, gift tags, and certificates in the back that can be used for many of the ideas in the book.  If you're feeling discouraged about your life, get your eyes off yourself and serve others in need.  When we get caught up in comparing our lives to others, we begin to come apart at the seems - "Their kids 'seem' so perfect!" or "They 'seem' to have the perfect marriage." Ideas to make someone else's day: For friends - throw a favorite things party. Find something affordable that you love ($5 or $10) and buy a few of them (depending on how much you want to spend) for friends. At the party, each person will talk about the item they love, then pull names and give away their items to those friends. Make a playlist or a phone lock screen to brighten their day. Write them an old-fashioned handwritten letter. For husbands - make a poster board card love letter with candy in place of the words. "I love you to (Reese's) Pieces!" "You're such a SweetTart!" For strangers - look for necessary people in your life like mailmen, teachers, nail techs, clerks and give them a gift card, baked goodies, or just a kind word for their hard work. At the store, ask for a manager and let them know what a great job their employee is doing.  For teachers - write them a note (or have your child write it) and give them a gift card or just tell them thank you on a random day Let's get real practical: Here are two prompts to take action on today: ask God to highlight a stranger that you can give a sincere compliment to and be intentional in showing love to one of your friends or family members. Episode Sponsor: Sign up for JOYmail – my monthly newsletter that’s full of resources that deliver a little joy and practical action steps for life into your inbox. Connect with Karen: website | instagram | Facebook Connect with Rachael: website | Instagram | Facebook


10 Mar 2021

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Growing Our Faith Through Hard Times: Karen Ehman & Kristina Kotlus

Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith

Though times of pain and difficulty are hard to weather, they are often the seasons of life that bring the greatest spiritual reward, because it is often when we are desperate for healing and relief that we cry out to God, and those are the times that we can see great improvement by clinging to Him. Throughout her marriage, author and speaker Karen Ehman has been surprised by the difference in expectations and reality, and she’s learned that by looking for God in the little moments and continuing to show up in prayer, you can tackle any problem with your spouse. Kristina Kotlus had laid out a specific prayer to God: “Let me see you working.” She never imagined that her encounter with Him would come in the form of two cancer diagnoses, but she’s been amazed at how God took that opportunity to show her just what He was capable of.  Links, Products, and Resources Mentioned: Jesus Calling Podcast Jesus Calling Past interview: Dawn Barton Upcoming interview: Tim Storey Karen Ehman Proverbs 31 Ministries Make Their Day https://www.karenehman.com Keep Showing Up Kristina Kotlus I Quit: Facing Cancer with Faith, Family, & Friends College of the Holy Cross George Mason Philippians 4:7 kristinakotlus.com Interview Quotes: “It brings this little level of excitement when you watch God work while you two are forming a team and working together.” - Karen Ehman “So often the way that we show love is not the way our spouse receives love.” - Karen Ehman “I think that's just a real crucial way that we can keep showing up is to use our words to speak to God about our marriages and to speak to God about our own behavior.” - Karen Ehman “I can look back in my life and see those exact difficulties, those problems, those pains, they were kind of the fertilizer for my faith. They’re when my faith grew the most.” - Karen Ehman “It really wasn't until I was diagnosed that I really understood an actual really scary thing, and I actually saw God's ability to step into that huge void where I couldn't carry the load and I couldn't change my circumstances—but He could.” - Kristina Kotlus, on her cancer diagnosis “I let myself have the emotions I was going to have, but I put a time limit on it. So I would literally set an egg timer or a timer on my cell phone and give myself fifteen minutes. I would have all of the negative thoughts. I would have all of the fears. I would just have them all and cry it out. And when my timer went off, I would literally out loud say, ‘Okay, you have been heard.’” - Kristina Kotlus “I don't think that God gave me cancer, I don't think that He shot down a lightning bolt from heaven and put the tumor inside of my head, but I do think that He used that experience as an answer to that prayer for me to see Him.” - Kristina Kotlus “I am choosing joy and I am deciding that I am going to go forward with confidence because I know my God has this.” - Kristina Kotlus ___ Enjoy watching these additional videos from Jesus Calling YouTube channel: Audio Playlist: https://bit.ly/2PrbuwH Video Playlist: https://bit.ly/2PsmEkJ What’s Good? Playlist: https://bit.ly/3i7VUlZ ___ Connect with Jesus Calling Instagram Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube Jesus Calling Website


4 Mar 2021

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S3E11 Make Their Day with Karen Ehman

Shut the Should Up with Candace Payne + Jenny Randle

New York Times bestselling author Karen Ehman shares practical and powerful ways to love others well. In today's episode of Shut the Should Up with Candace Payne + Jenny Randle, Karen shares from her newest book “Make Their Day”. We are giving one of our followers a copy of her book, to enter just follow Shut the Should Up on Instagram and Facebook. The giveaway ends February 12, 2021. MENTIONED RESOURCES + LINKS: “Make Their Day” book: https://amzn.to/3p1bhzF Karen Ehman’s Website: www.karenehman.com/ Shut the Should Up Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ShutTheShouldUp/ Shut the Should Up Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shuttheshouldup/ This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Until next time, SHUT THE SHOULD UP EVERYBODY!


8 Feb 2021

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Hospitality in a Pandemic: Karen Ehman

Rhythms for Life

Hospitality can be shown in many, creative ways and just saying a simple thank you can leave a big impact - especially in a global pandemic. In this episode, we talk to is  Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and New York Times bestselling author, Karen Ehman, about how hospitality has changed her life.  She shares her five creative ways of noticing your life’s most necessary people. Described as profoundly practical, engagingly funny, and downright real, Karen’s passion is to help women to live their priorities and love their lives as they serve God and others. LINKS:Check out Karen’s book, Reach Out Gather InFind the SAD lamp here. Ready to begin living in rhythm? Grab bestseller, Rhythms of Renewal, today!Join Rebekah’s free OBS study kicking off January 25!Discover your healthiest rhythm by taking Rebekah’s quiz.


20 Jan 2021

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047: Reach Out and Gather In with Karen Ehman | The Living Room

The Living Room with Joanna Weaver

“Real ministry is not the big mission we go out to accomplish, but the person right in front of us!”In this episode, New York Times Best-Selling author and speaker, Karen Ehman, shares from her newest book, Reach Out, Gather In: 40 Days to Opening Your Heart and Home, about seeing beyond ourselves to the needs of others.We can too easily become consumed by our own lives and personal needs that we overlook others and miss the opportunities around us. While some people may be more naturally gifted at hospitality, God calls us all to reach out and notice others, especially the ones who least expect to be seen.Karen challenges all believers to choose a life of welcome, opening our homes when possible and our hearts always.{ USE PLAYER BAR @ TOP OF PAGE to listen to show, subscribe and share }Important Takeaways from Show "If your circumstances have you down, go find someone who has it worse than you and make their day. Somehow it will make your day as well!" ~ Karen's mom You can be hospitable wherever you're at; there are always people who long to be welcomed in Become a person who is always on the lookout for the marginalized and lonely Hospitality is less about impressing or entertaining people with your home and more about refreshing and loving the people God brings into your life People will never forget how you make them feel Start small by intentionally taking time to truly listen and connect with someone Soul sharing: caring for that deepest part of another human being Listen between the lines for heart drops (when someone says something without saying it) Reaching out and gathering in is a great way to point people to Jesus "[God] comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God" ~ 2 Corinthians 1:4 Look at your natural talents, passions and spiritual gifts for ways God wants to use you to reach others Start by showing love and hospitality to your own family Go find your old self - someone who is going through what you've been through Choose not to compare or judge We tend to hold back in fear of being judged when we ourselves have a propensity to judge others Your unique gifting is neededShare with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.Romans 12:13Links from ShowNEW BOOK: Reach Out, Gather In: 40 Days to Opening Your Heart and HomeProverbs 31 MinistriesBOOK: Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at AllThanksgiving PrintableBLOG: The Art of Gratitude with Rachel Wojo[Disclosure: I make a small commission from affiliate links used in this post.] Connect with Karen EhmanWebsite | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | PinterestConnect with Joanna Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter Get Episode Updates!We'd love to have you join our special Living Room Podcast email list. Even if you're already part of my regular list, by applying in the form below, you'll be notified when new episodes air - and get a special gift for joining (among other things!)I'd love to hear from you... What spoke most to you from Karen's interview?


18 Nov 2020