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Extending an Invitation: How, What, Where, When & Why w/ Jen Schmidt

Making Room

Let's talk Invitations, Does the thought of extending one make you cringe? Have you been wanting to get to know your neighbor, but never seem to find a natural way to invite? Have you been wanting to get coffee with that person you often workout next to at the gym? If yes, this episode is for you. Diving into how to invite those in our life to creative gatherings we will be  walking through how to phrase invitation, who to invite, and ways to gather that make everyday hospitality attainable. You will walk away with confidence that your invitation is worth extending and feeling equip to host as you are vs unattainable cultural hospitality expectations. In addition to  extending an invitation 101 you will also join us in a conversation about *Budget-friendly tips and tricks for hosting *Overcoming "CHAOS" Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome*Ways to gather when life seems cluttered and chaotic *&*How to live a life of Open Door Hospitality Join me, in this conversation that will surely leave everyone who listens ready to 'Just Open the Door'. For over a decade, Jen Schmidt has been encouraging, challenging, and cheering on women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives on her lifestyle blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. A popular speaker, worship leader and the founder/host of the annual Becoming Conference, Jen shares with humor and authenticity as she invites others to join her on this bumpy, beautiful life journey. As the Lifeway author of “Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation,” Jen believes that an open door is the launching pad for some of His most significant Kingdom work. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, a few too many animals, and an available sofa for anyone who needs it.Follow Jen on Instagram @Jenschmidt_beautyandbedlamOr directly through her website https://beautyandbedlam.com/


12 Jul 2021

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REPLAY — 5WPD 230: Help Swing Wide Our Doors - Jen Schmidt

Jesus Over Everything

REPLAY: Guest Jen Schmidt: Speaker, blogger, and author of the book, Just Open the Door. 5 Word Prayer: Help swing wide our doors. Book Links: Just Open the Door Subscribe in iTunes or Spotify Produced by Unmutable™


1 Jul 2021

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Hospitable Homeschooling with Jen Schmidt | 18

Homeschooling Families by Teach Them Diligently

Leslie is joined by Jen Schmidt of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. They talk about hospitable homeschooling, which in a time where gathering in groups is so limited, I think you will be encouraged and challenged as you look at how God wants to use you and your family to bless others and show them God's great love through the ministry of hospitality. TranscriptLeslie (00:03):Hey there and welcome to the Homeschooling Family Podcast by Teach Them Diligently. Here we discuss just about everything that comes into play. When you're a Christian homeschooling family, I'm Leslie Nunnery, and on today's podcast, I'm joined by Jen Schmidt of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam together. We're going to discuss hospitable homeschooling, which in a time when getting together in big groups is so limited, I think you're going to be encouraged and challenged as you look at how God wants to use you and your family to bless others and show them. God's great love for them through the ministry of hospitality. Jen shares specific ways her family has done this as we chat about a subject that you're going to see is pretty near and dear to both of our hearts. This was originally recorded as part of a series we did in teach them diligently 365 about living boldly. I invite you to check out that whole series as a TTD365 member for today, though. Let's dive right in and talk about hospitable homeschooling together.Leslie (01:24):We are back this week to talk once again about how living boldly looks in our daily lives and in our families. And I want to tell you about... Actually, I want to kick it off by telling you about a book that I read. It's called "just open the door". It's by Jen Schmidt. And it just so beautifully encapsulated what my heart has been in talking about hospitable homeschooling and hospitable living that I immediately reached out to Jen and begged her to come on and do this video with me, because I think that you can benefit so much by hearing her heart in this and her story. So, Jen, I want to welcome you to Teach Them Diligently. And just, can you tell us a little bit about yourself, maybe a little bit behind the heart of why you wrote this beautiful book on hospitality?Jen (02:15):Thank you, Leslie. It's such an honor to be here and oh, that's such a loaded question because when I think of the book "Just Open the Door", it really is a legacy of hospitality and lifestyle that we've lived. And I call myself an accidental author because I've been a homeschool mom for 20 years. I can barely even believe I'm saying that our eldest son is 24 and we homeschooled him all the way through. And so in the middle of the, you know, the day to day life, I started realizing, Lord, how can we best in the midst of raising five children and homeschooling and wanting to live boldly for the gospel? I just prayed and asked him, how can you make my time filled with as much kingdom purpose as possible? And he began revealing over and over and over how opening my door and inviting others to do life together, whether that's in a mentorship role, whether that's in an evangelistic role or whether it's just, you know, encouraging each other on that mission of motherhood.Jen (03:25):Um, and so when I was approached about writing this book, initially I had said, no, I just didn't think I had it in me. And then as the Lord just prompted my heart to say, Jen, your parents model this open door living for you. And you have the opportunity to look back on decades from when I was, you know, small young child. And they opened the door to me through adoption, which is the greatest act of hospitality, um, and how their ministry of open door living impacted mine. And so just open the doors a little different than your typical hospitality book. In fact, the, um, tagline is “how one invitation can change a generation”. And when we were talking about the title, I even said, I don't want hospitality in the word at all in the title, because as women,


2 Jul 2020

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2-8-20 Invited Women's Retreat "AM Session" Jen Schmidt

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Saturday Am Session with Jen Schmidt


19 Feb 2020

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2-8-20 Invited Women's Retreat "PM Session" Jen Schmidt

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Saturday Evening Session with Jen Schmidt

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19 Feb 2020

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2-7-20 Invited Women's Retreat "PM Session" Jen Schmidt

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Friday Evening Session with Jen Schmidt


19 Feb 2020

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Ep. 84: Jen Schmidt: Just Open the Door

Friends of a Feather

Find all the Show Notes at: www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast I would love to connect with you on social media! FRIENDS OF A FEATHER FB COMMUNITY: www.facebook.com/friendsofafeatherpodcast FRIENDS OF A FEATHER INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/friendsofafeatherpodcast 


17 May 2019

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Episode #23 | Jen Schmidt |Fighting Isolation

Lessons From The Farm | Nicki Koziarz

We are living in the most connected society we've ever had, but why are we feeling so lonely and disconnected?  In this episode, Nicki invited her friend and fellow author Jen Schmidt to the Fixer Upper Farm as they discuss ways to open your door and invite people in to battle the one area the enemy is using a lot right now, isolation.  Ideas for food when having people over: -Burrito Bowls -Hamburgers/hot dogs (on the grill) -grilled pizza Attend Jen's Becoming Conference (July 26-28)


16 May 2019

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#83: The Power of Invitation – Changing a Generation by Opening Your Door with Jen Schmidt

Famous at Home

For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. And with the holidays approaching, you may be feeling the pressure.But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world around you? To make an impact and leave a legacy with everyday invitations?Jen Schmidt has set out to reframe how we think about hospitality and to equip us to walk a road of welcome in our daily lives. Jen knows that every time we choose open-door living—whether in our homes or by taking hospitality on the road—those we invite in get to experience the lived-out love of Jesus, our kids grow up in a life-lab of generosity, and we trade insecurity for connection.In this episode, we talk to Jen about how you and your family can offer the life-changing gift of invitation, no matter the stage of life your family is in. We talk about: The freedom of hospitality, not the burden of it How invitation gives purpose to our kids and family The difference between hospitality and entertaining How your invitation can expand beyond your home Ways you can see your home as the most likely location for changing the world around you, one open door at a time.Show Notes:To learn more about Jen's book and Bible study, Just Open the Door, click here. For information on The Becoming Conference, click here.Podcast Sponsors:


14 Nov 2018

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4. How I Got Over My Fear of Hospitality (with Jen Schmidt)

Crystal Paine Show

Okay, so it's hard for me to pick favorite episodes of my podcast... because that kind of feels like picking a favorite child. BUT, I have to say that this week's episode is probably going to be one of my very favorites. Because the message of this episode is one that has personally transformed my life in such a big way. You see, I used to be so scared to invite people into my home. Hospitality felt like something I just wasn’t good at. In fact, I told myself for a long time that I’m an introverted person who is a homebody and who doesn’t host things or initiate. And by telling myself this, I had convinced myself that hosting and initiating weren’t my gifts or my personality. It was safer to wait to let other people do the inviting. It was safer to convince myself I wasn’t the type to step out, step up, initiate, or lead. But all that changed when I read Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt. It’s a book written specifically for people like me who feel so awkward about the whole hospitality thing. Jen sent me a pre-release copy of her book in December of 2017. I remember getting that copy and planning to just quickly read it while we were driving to Kansas to visit family for Christmas. She had asked me to endorse it and I had said yes just because Jen is a longtime friend and I wanted to support her. But as I read the book, I felt like I was being called to do much more than just write an endorsement for the book — I felt stirred to step way outside my comfort zone and commit to opening up our home every single week in 2018. I had no idea how that was going to transform my life! Listen to today's podcast to hear the whole story... In This Episode: [02:04] - Why we let our daughter get a phone when she was 12... and why we might not let our other kids get one until they are older. [04:53] - I share about my very favorite mascara! [08:18] - I talk about my book pick for this week, and share my experience with it and why it was so powerful for me (as well as a few critiques of it -- because you know I can't help but be honest!). [09:42] - Hospitality used to feel like something that I just wasn’t good at. That changed when I read Just Open the Door by today’s guest, Jen Schmidt! [12:11] - What motivated Jen to write a book on the topic of opening one’s door? [16:14] - Jen gives some ideas and suggestions for people who feel like they can’t afford to host, their house isn’t big enough or clean enough, or they don’t cook well enough. [21:01] - Jen shares her words of wisdom for a woman who wants to open her door but doesn’t even know where to start. [24:47] - This time, I’m going to change things up a bit and close the show by telling you about the commitment I made for 2018 to open our door every single week and give you a challenge, if you're brave enough to accept it (and I hope you are!) How to Listen to The Crystal Paine Show The podcast is available on iTunes, Android, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can listen online through the direct player we’ll include in the show notes of each episode. OR, a much easier way to listen is by subscribing to the podcast through a free podcast app on your phone. (Find instructions for how to  subscribe to a podcast here.)     Sponsor Spotlight Today’s episode is sponsored by Twigby — a company dedicated to providing fantastic phone service at great prices. As I mentioned in the podcast, if you are looking for a great deal on a phone for your teen (or yourself!), I’d highly recommend checking out what Twigby has to offer. Unlike traditional cell phone companies, they give you the ability to create your own custom, prepaid plan — without a contract or an unnecessary activation fee. You don’t have to mess with going to a store and picking out a phone plan. You just go to their site, pick your phone plan and either switch your current phone over or get a new phone, and they get it all set up for you. My favorite part about their service (in addition to their great prices!) is that they offer plan flexibility with the ability to change plans or phones at any time for free. You’re not locked into an expensive contract that has activation and termination fees. They also offer Free Overage Protection, so you can rest easy in knowing that you will never be charged for overages without your go-ahead! You have complete control. Special offer! Want to save 25% off your first 6 months of Twigby? Click here. Links and Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: Twigby Lash Love Lengthening Mascara by Mary Kay Love Lives Here by Maria GoffLove Does by Bob Goff Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt Jen Schmidt It’s All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee When Grace Walks In by Stacey Thacker CrystalPaine.com MoneySavingMom.com My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!) Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: crystal@moneysavingmom.com Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission — at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!


9 Oct 2018