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A Christian-themed podcast focused on building a thriving life, family, and business! Follow me on Instagram: @mrsamandaferguson Follow my Facebook public figure page: @mrsamandaferguson Join my free club:Amandasclub.com

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The Grace to Confront

When you feel like you have already progressed so far, it can be hard to force yourself to stop, turn back and look at the beginnings of your story. This is exactly what was being asked of me by my therapist. I did not like it. I was thriving! My business was successful, my kids and I were spending quality time together and my husband and I were living the dream.So why would I ever look to my past?At this point in my life, I kept trying to advance in the goals and dreams I had for myself, but nothing was working out. Have you ever felt like you were doing everything in your power to make something happen and the results just would not show up? Well, I had to come to the hard realization, by my therapist, that all my chasing was for nothing if I continued to chase after my future.Now, that sounds confusing so let me break it down. My problem wasn’t that I was going after my dreams. It was that I was pursuing my dreams so aggressively as a way to avoid what I actually needed to confront.My past.In trying to avoid the pain I still quietly carried in my heart, I was trying to trail blaze through all my goals for the future. I want to save you some time and tell you that you will only be able to get so far in your life, dreams and goals before you will have to turn back and confront.My therapist was painfully spot on. The pain of dealing with what had happened in my family was too difficult to process. Hardships, financial problems, deaths, abandonment and more were too much for me to deal with then, and it still felt too hard as an adult. As a result, I decided, whether I realized it or not, that I would not stop to process the memories. I would simply outrun them instead.Unsurprisingly, that didn’t work. I thought I still had to “become”. However, I would never feel like I “arrived” until I dealt with those broken pieces inside of me. Only then would I truly become the best version of myself and no longer have the need to chase anything.If you can relate to any of this, I want you to know that it is your reality. You don’t have to chase anything. That instinct to chase comes from feeling that you still need to get work done before you can call yourself a success. Except, you already are a success. If you want the best for your life, you are already on the right track.So instead of getting frustrated and discouraged in your pursuit to live your best life, make success chase you instead. How? You need to start from the beginning. Follow the three tips I learned along the way and implement them! I was surprised at how these small tips made such a huge impact in every area of my life.How to Make Success Chase You[10:25] Slow down to speed up. I know you want to run through your goals, but you would be amazed at how much you can get done when you take the time to slow down your pace.[11:57] Allow your pain to unravel in layers. The process may take time. It could be days, weeks or months. Be gentle and give yourself the time you need to fully go through this process.[18:18] Choose you. This does not make you selfish, it is necessary!Subscribe & ReviewHave you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week.I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast.For more of The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much!Also, to be the first to receive email alerts, subscribe to amandasclub.com. Thank you so much!References:Feminine Woman Academy, https://www.femininewomanacademy.com/

24mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 3: Worship is my Warfare

Have you felt that your armor is worn out from fighting against the darkness? In this episode, I would encourage you to become a woman of worship more so than a woman of warfare. Worship is a powerful and unique weapon of war in the spiritual realm. There is a shift in the atmosphere when we seek and worship Him for who He truly is. This equips us to fight against the enemy with God’s mighty power and presence. I want to share some of my practices when it comes to waiting on the Lord and ultimately entering into His mighty presence. It is crucial to remember that God will handle all things that concern His children. Allow me to teach you about embracing trials and tribulations to become a victorious child of God. 4 principles of using worship as a weapon of warfare: [5:50] Be rooted and grounded in the Word of God. This is how we can stay strong and fight against the wilds of the enemy. [7:47] Rest and wait upon the Lord. You must expect that God will take care of you and never react to the problem. [14:25] You must crave the presence of the Lord. If you have not craved God’s presence is because you haven’t been putting in the time to seek Him. [21:00] Acknowledge that God is the Almighty and Sovereign over any situation. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If you have not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I enjoy reading your reviews and comments. Do not forget to let me know what is your favorite part of the podcast. For more The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much! Links mentioned in this podcast: Amanda’s email club www.amandasclub.com References: Bill Johnson’s book: “God is Good” 2 Chronicles 20:1-29 1 Peter 4:12-13 1 Peter 5:8 Isaiah 26:3 Isaiah 40:31

29mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Bonus Episode: You Do Not Have to Ask Permission

As humans, we are constantly looking for validation. In this episode, I will discuss what it takes to be courageous and how to pursuit your dreams without asking others for permission. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that God has called you to be a Pioneer. Pioneers do not have patterns, they start patterns. They blaze the trail and blazing trails can be uncomfortable. Listen in to get these three tips on having the courage to pursue your dreams and more! [1:03] You must have the confidence to stand up for yourself and protect your dreams. [5:10 ] Keep your mouth closed when surrounded by people that don’t have your drive and motivation. [ 9:03] You can only do what God has placed in your heart. You might feel the least qualified but you must lean on God’s divine instructions for your life. When God is calling you, it’s because He has a plan for you. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If you have not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I enjoy reading your reviews and comments. Do not forget to let me know what is your favorite part of the podcast. For more The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much!

15mins

31 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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Five Ways to Keep Your Spice As A Wife

As a wife I have the responsibility to bring peace, happiness and order to my marriage. A little spice never hurt either though! How to keep that special spice alive in your marriage is a question I get asked often. After seven years of marriage, it could have been easy to fall into the trap of getting comfortable instead of continuously going the extra mile for my husband.I remember when I was newly married how people would tell me the initial fire you feel at the beginning of marriage is bound to go away. I wouldn’t accept that. I can confidently say that my husband and I are just as in love now as we were in our first year. However, I had to be intentional.I love being a wife to my amazing husband and because I am so grateful to him, I go out of my way to make his life easier. Learning just how to do this was the part that took some extra effort. Scratch that, a lot of effort! One main key you will hear me talk about, is always looking presentable.That may sound simple, but years ago I didn’t know what I did now. One of the main arguments my husband and I would have was in how I dressed. Looking back, he was right, but at the moment I believed I knew way more about how to pull an outfit together than he did! Learning what hairstyle looked best on me and how to do it myself was tricky. Learning how to do my makeup right required trial and error. It didn’t happen overnight, but I got there! And you can too.It can be easy to give up before you even start trying to learn, but I promise you it is worth it. As his wife, I help set the tone of our marriage, so if I want sparks to fly I have to be a little strategic. Knowing that men are highly visual makes me want to look all the better for him. And if I am going to be honest, knowing that I look good to him makes me feel so in touch with my femininity.The same way I set out to be an uncommon wife, is the same way I made sure that my marriage would be full of passion. I discovered that keeping the passion alive didn’t take as much work as one might think. Follow along with my key tips on how to do it, I think you’ll be surprised at how easy you can implement them!5 Ways to Keep Your Spice As a Wife:[3:42] Dance around the house for no reason. It makes laughter and happiness come out![8:29] Keep a journal of what stresses out your husband. The less stressful your partner is, the more peace there will be in the house.[10:44] Look good while you cook. You should try to look presentable no matter what you are doing, but I especially advise some eye shadow while you cook![15:50] Spend extra time on your hair and makeup. If you aren’t too skilled, watch video tutorials online or visit a local beauty store that can service you.[23:57] Remind your husband how great he is to you. Men need to be told compliments too!Subscribe & ReviewHave you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week.I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast.For more of The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much!Also, to be the first to receive email alerts, subscribe to amandasclub.com. Thank you so much!References:Feminine Woman Academy, https://www.femininewomanacademy.com/

28mins

16 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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How to Trust Again When You've Been Hurt

How to Trust Again When You’ve Been Hurt It’s Season 3 Episode 3. This podcast was inspired by my Facebook Live. Most of my audience are female and I constantly hear that people have been hurt by other women or other relationships in the church or even within your own family. I wanted to dig deeper into from my FB live about this subject. Grieving the loss of my mom became much more than the physical loss. I was also grieving the loss of the mom that I would never know. I always hoped that she and I would have a normal mother-daughter relationship. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, so I began to I look to other woman in my life, to fill that void. Instead of receiving the openness I had expected from these ladies, I only found rejection. I was crushed and left to fend for myself during the most difficult time of my life. That experience left me guarded and withdrawn from relationships and from trusting people. The danger in all of this is I let the enemy turn my heart towards people and relationships.  Listen, some of you are fixers, and you are attracted to broken people, always thinking you are going to fix them. Please know you attract who you are. It’s time to make some changes. Here are 6 tips to learn how to trust again: [8:47] Our disappointments come from failed expectations. Not everyone is out to get you. It’s possible that the people you except to help you aren’t able to help themselves. They simply do not have the capacity to help you right now. Pray for healing and restoration for your heart, but also for their heart. They may need healing as well. [10:11] Surround yourself with safe people. Pray for God to bring and foster safe and healthy relationships into your life. Pray! [11:54] Healing can come through people, safe people. We all need to have people in our lives. Safe, non-judgmental people that you can go to. Surround yourself with people who love you for who you are, are there for you and are with you, unconditionally. [14:48] Build real human connections. Stop texting and get out there to experience real human interactions and emotions. Travel to see your friends, call people, go visit your friends. Be present, face to face. Build real, genuine relationships that go beyond social media. We were made to crave human connections. [15:42] Don’t trust everybody. Trust is something that is earned. Allow relationships to grow organically. To do that, it takes time so slow down and put in the time in. Stop putting so much weight into people too soon.  [18:20] Prayer for healing. This is a powerful prayer to fix brokenness and to heal wounds of the heart from failed relationships. A prayer to bring safe people into your life. Freedom from anxiety, hopelessness, the sadness and from the spirit of heaviness. Breaking the thought of suicide.  God desires we have healthy relationships. God always knows all things! *** If you are feeling suicidal or have had suicidal thoughts, please contact me on Instagram by sending me a message for continued prayer.*** Please Tag, rate and review this episode and listen next week for Listener shout outs! References: Facebook Public Page: Amanda Ferguson https://www.facebook.com/mrsamandaferguson/ “Safe People: How to Find Relationships that are Good for You andAvoid Those That Aren’t’ by Henry Cloud and John Townsend https://www.amazon.com/Safe-People-Relationships-Avoid-Those/dp/0310345790 Bishop T.D. Jakes https://www.tdjakes.org/ Scripture References: Psalm 30:5 For His anger endureth but a moment, and in His favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. 1 Corinthians 2:9 However, as it is written: What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him. Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[you,before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Subscribe & Review Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast. For more of The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much! Also, to be the first to receive email alerts, subscribe to amandasclub.com. Thank you so much!

24mins

14 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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The Uncommon Wife

If you want to have an uncommon marriage, you need to be an uncommon wife. While most people think marriage solves problems, more often than not it will require you to confront your heart, character, and behavior. Whether you are a young couple or have been married for some time, dealing with your spouse will always pose a challenge. I know for me, the beginning of my marriage forced me to take a look in the mirror and do a self-evaluation. Trust me, it was not pretty. Without knowing it, many times we come to marriage with baggage that has not been dealt with. For those who are not yet at this stage, singlehood is the perfect opportunity to prepare to be the best wife you can be for your husband and get ahead in maturity, understanding and personal liberty. I can only imagine how much pain I could have been saved from if I had just taken the time to focus on the state of my soul before entering marriage. This painful process showed me what I was doing wrong and what I needed to do to make a complete turnaround and have the marriage God destined for me to enjoy. Marriage is one of the most important ministries to God for a reason. There is a power and a purpose for your marriage, you just need to discover it! You can have a blissful, loving and God-centered marriage. The key is your mindset. I am going to let you in on the intimate struggles of my marriage. You and your spouse are made for greatness, do you believe it? 3 Keys to Being an Uncommon Wife: [13:38] Heal internally. Most of the time, the issues that trigger us most in marriage are directly related to issues in our past that were never fully dealt with. [18:09] Get an uncommon revelation of who you are and who your husband is. The word says your value is compared to rubies. That means you are priceless and special. You need to change how you see yourself first and realize who your husband is, beyond what you may see now. [24:45] Realize that you need uncommon humility. This is necessary to take down your defensive walls and pride. Walls are meant to separate. This cannot be present in restoring and getting ready for an uncommon marriage. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If you have not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast. For more The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much!

35mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 6: How to Heal from Mother Wounds

Back in another episode, we are talking about mother wounds. Wounds can run deep and unseen. They have aftereffects, trauma, and pain. A mother is one of the most important figures in your life, which is why wounds in this area hurt the most. No matter how tumultuous your relationship, the wounds between a mother and child can be restored. You may think your case is the exception, but that’s not true. Even with all the hurt, the good news is that wounds can be healed! Here, I take you through my story of the relationship I had with my mother before she passed away. Trust me, it was not cute mom and daughter lunch dates. I went through my own personal journey of internal healing and restoration. The key point to remember here is that no mother is perfect. Let me help teach you how to get on the road to healing, freedom and joy. I am going to take my mask off, in hopes that you are encouraged to do the same. Healing Mother Wounds: [6:25] Go back to the place of pain. The root of all your pain and trauma cannot be dealt with until you confront the memories and origins of where it all began. The first step is always the one people want to skip, when it in fact is the step that will ensure your healing. [7:15] Forgive yourself for making mistakes. Just as there is no perfect mother, there is no perfect daughter. Consider how your own actions or behavior may have added unto strains in your mother-daughter relationship. After this, recognize, learn, rectify and grow from those mistakes! [12:10] Apologize. Mothers and daughters. You could be one apology away from restoring your relationship! Do not allow pride to get in the way of restoration. [26:53] Admit that you needed a mother and maybe still do. If you have gone a long time without the active positive presence of your mother, you may tell yourself that you do not need her. That your life is perfectly fine without her. Deep in your heart you need to acknowledge that this is not true. Every mother has something to offer you. Find those pearls and extract what you can. [34:25] Do not be consumed with what your mother is not. Instead remember what she is. Maybe your mother is not affectionate, but she taught you how to cook and clean. You might not have had the bonding experience of baking together, but because of her wisdom in the kitchen, you know to cook delicious meals. Focus on all the good. Scripture Referenced: Ruth chapter 1 and 2. Don't forget to grab your Mother/Daughter Relationships Freebie here: https://amandaferguson.org/episode6/ Subscribe & Review in iTunes Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If you have not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast. For more The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much!

42mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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The Grace to Keep Moving

Season 3, Episode 2: The Grace to Keep MovingWelcome to Season 3 Episode 2. This podcast was inspired by my academy students, who asked me on several different occasions, “What do you do when you’re going through trauma and you’re trying to heal, but you still have to live? How do you do that?”I would like to talk about two different, equally devastating experiences, and how having a true purpose, changed the way I moved forward.Seeing my mom struggle and suffer through her battle with breast cancer was very difficult. At the age of 25, I was struggling in my own life, trying to figure out who I was, what I wanted to do and where I was supposed to be. My purpose had not been defined at the time my Mom died. I was scared, I was scattered, and I didn’t have a purpose. I just knew that I wanted to do more than what I was doing and that caused me to feel unsettled, sad and hopeless. I worked as a flight attendant, passing out snacks on an airplane and I was drowning in despair; shattered and scattered. When you don’t know what your purpose is, you are constantly searching for something and it usually ends up leaving you feeling empty and angry. When my mom died, I felt like God let me down. I thought I had been doing exactly what I was called to do, and yet God let this happen to my mom. I relived the nightmare of her final days and it hindered my healing. I kept reliving the same nightmare and I couldn’t move forward. When my mom died, I didn’t have a purpose. It took a long time for me to shift my thinking and to stop grieving the loss.The difference in the seasons, the way that I dealt with the pain from my mother’s death compared to my miscarriage were vastly different. During my miscarriage, my Academy had just launched. I had an Angelic encounter where the Lord told me to start the Feminine Woman’s Academy. I was called out to train women in etiquette and femininity so that the Lord could use them (and me) to raise up a world of Esthers. This purpose was a huge part of my healing because I had a new focus. Yes, the miscarriage was devastating, but I had a purpose that God called me to do, and I was driven to do what the Lord had called me to do and it was a part of my healing. I poured out my pain and built myself up in Scriptures. I gave all of my pain and despair to God.Here are four ways to gain the grace to keep moving:[7:28] Know your true purpose. Please let me pray over you to help you find your true purpose so that you will find clarity and peace.[9:12] Feed yourself on the scriptures. Read scriptures that build up your strength and your hope. [16:29] Take a break, but don’t stop. You don’t have go at the same pace. Take a break but to do the same things you were doing before. Don’t isolate and alienate because you don’t want to miss your blessings. [19:20] Refresh yourself. Do something for yourself that makes you feel a live and new. Treat yourself to something you may not do for yourself very often.Trials will come but you can be completely free from the grief and the sadness. God will give you the grace to keep moving if you just ask Him!Please Tag, rate and review this episode and listen next week for Listener shout outs!References:The Amanda Ferguson Show, Season 3, Episode 1: How God Healed me from the Grief of my Miscarriage in 3 DaysThe Amanda Ferguson Show, Season 1, Episode 1: How Grief and Depression Helped Me Pivot in LifeSubscribe & ReviewHave you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week.I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast.For more of The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much!Also, to be the first to receive email alerts, subscribe to amandasclub.com. Thank you so much!

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31 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 4: How to Stand Out in a Saturated Market

Welcome to another episode of The Amanda Ferguson Show! I have fielded a lot of questions surrounding the topic centered around standing out in a saturated market. In this episode, I want to share the secret in making your business stand out from the rest. Let me share with you how your uniqueness in God can help you be different in a copy cat world. We discuss the use of social media and how to make a genuine connection with people. I’ll also talk about my Feminine Woman Academy. God is truly doing great things in the lives of my students. When God tells you to do something, you must trust and not second guess it. 2 tips on how to stand out in a saturated market: [6:08] One of my secret tips is being vulnerable. It helps people to see that you’re a real person. People can’t relate to a perfect person. Your audience must relate to you. [22:08] My second tip is connectivity. We live in a world where everybody wants to be connected. Connect with people genuinely! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If you have not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I enjoy reading your reviews and comments. Do not forget to let me know what is your favorite part of the podcast. For more The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much! Links mentioned in this episode: Amanda’s Email Club for Ladies: https://amandasclub.com/ The Amanda Ferguson Story Documentary: http://www.daystar.com/ondemand/video/?video=5783213998001

28mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 5: How to Heal from Father Wounds

There is a kind of pain that exists which cannot be seen on the surface but can still be felt deeply. Sometimes wounds aren’t as obvious as people think. Unseen pain will always be more hurtful and damaging than the pain that is obvious because unseen pain cannot be easily diagnosed. It is only until you go deeper, that you discover where the true pain is coming from. Today I am talking about father wounds. The lack of a father figure in your life will affect you in ways you may not even consider. You may think your lonely or angry behavior is just a part of your personality when in reality, it could be directly connected to the father wounds you carry deep inside you. Fathers bring safety, identity, and affirmation. The lack of a father brings forth loneliness, fear, paranoia, and insecurity. It will make you want attention from anyone. Even more, if you feel bitterness or unforgiveness towards your father, you are still carrying pain. This is not a type of pain which time heals. Ignoring it will not help. Can I humbly offer a solution to you? God, as the best Father, can heal you. He is a Father that has always loved you unconditionally and will never wish any evil towards you. The only action needed is to receive his love. However, to do so restoration is necessary. Why? Because of the lack of a biological father makes it hard to receive your spiritual Father. If you do not deal with your father wounds, you will continue to be bound by the pain this wound causes and fear is not the will of God for your life! He wants you to live in peace. He wants you to have a whole, healed heart. A joyful spirit. This process is not easy, but if you allow God to do a work inside of your heart, I know you will begin to walk a life of liberty. Here are the steps I took in healing that I hope help you as well. [4:50] Open up to the place of pain. Wounds do not go away and heal by just ignoring it. You have to look at the place of pain, no matter how ugly, and face it head-on. [14:43] Be delivered. This calls for deliverance from fear. More importantly, a spirit most people do not realize hides behind fear. Rejection. [18:05] Receive the spirit of adoption. Receiving the love of the Father means you will receive all that your natural father has been unable to provide. This does not mean that your natural father does not have something to offer you of value. [20:17] Know that God is the best Father. He can restore all the damage that not having the biological father that you need has done to you. Release the pain and receive His love and goodness. Scripture referenced: Romans 8:15 Subscribe & Review in iTunes Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If you have not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast. For more The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much!

27mins

19 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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The Polished x Profitable Woman

Many of you have asked me how to look polished from head to toe. The key is, before you can look polished you need to know a few things first. Before I go into this, I want you to know that I was not always the polished woman you see me as today. While being polished and profitable was always God's intention for me, and for every woman, there was a time where I disliked myself so much that I would change clothes in the dark. I did not want to see my body because I was ashamed of it. I saw the shape of my body as being the reason why I was molested at a young age or why male teachers use to treat me unprofessionally. More so, this caused me to want to hide my body and dress in clothes two times my actual size. Do you think God wanted me to treat my body, his work of art, this way? Absolutely not. He definitely did not want me to hold on to a shame that was never mine to carry. Before you can be a polished woman on the outside, you need to know with every fiber of your being that God took his time when He made you. You are a walking masterpiece of awe and wonder. I used to think that I was hideous when in reality, every feature of my face and body, was intentional. God did not make my nose, ears, lips or body shape in a rush. I was not made as an afterthought or as an experiment. And neither were you. I want you to believe that with so much confidence and truth. Your dark hair was intentional, your eyebrows, no matter how thick or thin, were on purpose. Own it! Society has such high, ever-changing standards of what beauty is, but God’s definition of beauty does not change with the trends. His definition of beauty is a woman who is strong like a pillar that holds a palace up. A woman that is so sure and confident of who she is, that she does not need to compete with anyone else. Instead, she is a woman that offers love, kindness and brings peace to whoever is in contact with her. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look beautiful on the outside! But do not conform to other people’s standards of beauty because it will surely only lead to self-hatred and low self-esteem like it did for me. I want to make it clear that wanting to see a change in how you look is completely okay! As long as that desire is because you want to better yourself out of self-love. I know some of today’s culture has a message of femininity being related to weakness and that it allows men to objectify a woman. I believe that tapping into our femininity and womanhood allows us to access our true God-given strength! The truth is, becoming polished does not mean I want you to be a pretty doll to look at because you are truly so much more than that. Being polished attracts opportunities that can bring breakthrough in your life and if you take cultures advice and abandon your femininity, you could be missing out on all the answered prayers you have been petitioning for! God always intended for you. Even if no one else chose you, you were chosen by your Heavenly Father. In embracing my true beauty, I was able to be everything God had called me to be. God wants to do the same in you! How to Be a Polished Woman [8:46] Know that you are a pillar of beauty. You are a walking mater piece. Your beauty comes from the inside out. You are a work of art already even if you may not feel that way right now! [20:33] Be a pillar of strength. Being a woman does not mean you are just something to be enjoyable to look at. As a woman, you are called to be strong, durable and supportive to your families, friends and this world. [28:07] Work on your inner self as much as you would on your outer self. This will attract opportunities that you have always wanted! Subscribe and Review Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast. For more of The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much! Also, to be the first to receive email alerts, subscribe to amandasclub.com. Thank you so much! References Psalms 144:12 “Our daughters will be like corner pillars carved like those in the palace.”

32mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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The Grace to Pioneer

Starting something new in your life will always make you feel unsure and uncomfortable. And yet somehow, you know that you are being called to a new thing!You know it deep inside of you, in the midst of fear and hesitation, it is an undeniable assurance that it is time to leave the old and move into the new.Be the one who puts action to that feeling and runs with it! Maybe you feel to go after that master’s degree that no one else in your family has. Maybe you are the only one in your group of friends who feels to start their own business. Maybe you have already told your loved ones of your dreams and you are not getting the support and validation you seek.Most pioneers don’t. Not everyone sees what you see for your future or feels what you do in your heart.This is not the time to follow the instruction of those who do not believe in you. It is a road not traveled by many, so pioneering can be lonely. It will have you wondering what the journey may look like.Where do you get trustworthy guidance from? What do I do when things aren’t turning out as planned?I will share with you my journey to pioneering a six-figure business and the experiences I had along the way.Be sure to take down these 4 tips on how to pioneer a new shift in your life. I know it will help you!The Road to Having the Grace to Pioneer:[2:16] Realize that you will be frustrated. Nothing great happens without their first being a frustration. This is where major push and motivation for change comes from.[8:20] You will be stretched out of your comfort zone! No one else around you is doing what you do. Being the first in anything means you will abandon all comfort. This is not as negative as it may sound.[15:09] You will experience warfare. The enemy is intimidated by those who have the boldness to rise up and make a difference in their personal lives, family, community, and world! He will send discouragement, weariness, fear, doubt and more to keep you from breaking through. Now that you know, you can fight back when these kinds of feelings come.[21:22] You will leave an impact and a legacy. Pioneers leave clues to their success. One day you will be leaving clues for someone else!Subscribe & Review in iTunesHave you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If you have not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week.I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast.For more The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much!References Mentioned:Feminine Woman Academy

28mins

25 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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Listen to this if you’re feeling stuck, discouraged, or anxious about life...

If you don’t want to be in a cage you don’t have to be. I realized this for myself not too long ago through a dream I kept on having repeatedly. In this dream, I saw a woman in a cage. She was bound, she could not stand up straight and she looked weak. A man would open the door to the cage and tell me to get in. Usually, at this point, I would begin to hyperventilate and sweat until I eventually woke up. This dream continuously haunted me until one night, I went to sleep and found myself in the dream again, except this time, when the man told me to get in the cage, I said within myself “This is only a dream, at any given moment I can decide to wake up and I am not going inside that cage.” Dreams are like thoughts and imaginations sometimes in the sense that they are just illusions. Of course, this dream was not happening in my real life. However, it represented how I felt, which was stuck. Take note, how I felt is separate from what is true. I may have felt stuck but that doesn’t mean that I was stuck. Similarly, you may feel as though there is no way out of the life you were born into. That is a lie! Your dream life is more reachable than you know, it all depends on how you think. Your mindset is the difference between how you see yourself now, to what you can become. If we shift how we think and change our perspective, then the reality of our life can change dramatically. Some of you have been experiencing deep fear, stress, anxiety and other feelings that only keep you bound. It is the only feeling you have known for a very long time. If you are tired of this, the decision to be happy, have joy and experience freedom again is completely up to you. The decision is yours! I remember looking at wealthy people on the street. They had cars that cost thousands of dollars and high-end clothes. I always wondered what made them so special that they were allowed to have such riches. Do you know what I found out? Every successful person has a mindset of possibility and opportunities. They have no cap or boundary about where they can go in life! Most importantly, none of them have the mindset of a victim. They do not feel defeated. They do not feel attacked. Rather, they continue to set higher goals for themselves. They knew they can go even farther in life. No matter what your life looks like, you can choose a life of abundance, peace, and prosperity. I hope that through this episode you will get your thoughts and mindset to say that you can do anything that you set your mind to. Remember: The sky is not the limit. There are no limits over you. How to decide to leave your old mindset! [19:48] Envision your dream life. Go ahead and get as wild and detailed as your heart may take you. Know without a single doubt, that this life is possible for you! [18:54] Conquer the thoughts that say you were born into lack. It all starts in your mind. You have to believe it within yourself and call out all the lies inside of your mind about your life. [21:35] Make a choice, change your mind and work towards your dreams. Become the answer/solution to the very thing that has tried to take you down. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If you have not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast. For more The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much!

23mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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How to Heal From Mother and Father Wounds: Part 2

Back by popular demand, this week’s episode I am going deeper into how to heal from mother and father wounds. If you heard me talk about this in season 1 already, I want you to still take the time to listen to this episode. Why? Because healing has layers. There was a time where I put my raw emotions on the back burner and decided to move forward with my life instead. Except I never really went anywhere emotionally. Even as time passed me by, my heart never moved from the place of pain after my mother passed away. The more I ignored the resentment I had towards my father, the longer I would remain stagnant. I do not want you to do the same. Whether we notice it or not, the pain we experience in our childhood is still in our hearts as adults if that pain never went through a process. Your pain, whatever the source of it is, needs to go through a grieving process. Many of us avoid this process because we think we should just get over it and move on with our lives. Some of us think it makes us weak if we continuously cry over a loved one that is no longer with us. A sad moment I unnecessarily made myself endure as a result of not allowing myself to grieve was loneliness. The truth is, pain is isolating. Pain can build walls that make genuine people that want to be there for you unable to since you have made yourself unreachable. A week after my mother’s funeral I felt more alone than I ever had before. That feeling grew with time and resulted in me secretly being upset with my friends and family for not seeing the wounds I was hiding. The problem was not a lack of people who were willing to support me. It was a lack on my part of willing to be vulnerable. Who around you do you know would gladly be your crying shoulder if you opened up about your feelings? If a person comes to mind, I encourage you to reach out to that person, set a lunch date, and talk about it. If you feel like you don’t have that kind of person you can turn to, well I have great news for you. Even if everyone else has forgotten you, God never has. You were always on His mind and you didn’t leave his sight. Not for a second. He knows everything you have been through and is the best friend, therapist, and father that can help you heal. Along with God, I was fortunate enough to realize what I was doing wrong and started to allow people to come into my life who could truly help me on my journey. I want to share with you the key advice I received on my journey to healing, in hopes that I can be this person for you too. I know that if you truly allow yourself to go through this process, you will come out stronger, free and full of joy. Listen until the end to hear me pray over you, and know that nothing is impossible! How to Heal from Mother and Father Wounds [13:00] Ask God to soften your heart towards the person you feel resentment for. God can help you see a person that you may have hated through the eyes of love. [18:28] God can handle your disappointment. It’s easy to be upset with God when life doesn’t work out the way we wanted it to. Tell Him how you feel anyway. [19:57] Ask God to bring someone into your life that can be a mother or father figure that you need. [23:20] You don’t have to be afraid to heal. Allow yourself to start the process and go from there. [25:14] Write a letter to the person who has caused you pain. It may sound silly, but this method brought [27:19] Write a letter to your younger self. Let out all the emotions you have bottled up since your youth. Subscribe and Review Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast. For more of The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much! Also, to be the first to receive email alerts, subscribe to amandasclub.com. Thank you so much! References: Isiah 49:15 John 14:18

33mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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2 Things I Implemented to Build a 6 Figure Business Online

Let me paint a picture for you. Imagine yourself waking up on a bright morning where the schedule for the day is fun and relaxation. No clocking into your job, no one-hour lunch break, and absolutely no stress! Instead, today you will go out, get some sun and enjoy the fresh air. This portrait may seem simple, but how often do you get a day like this in the week? If you are tied to a nine to five job, it is probably very rare. Think about the last time you were able to treat yourself and spend quality time with your family without worrying about how much lunch or a trip would cost. Or when the last time you were able to take time off from work to attend all your kids' school activities and being there with them every step of the way. If you were anything like I was 7 years ago, this was unreachable. I have been there. I know what it feels like to see your paycheck diminish after paying all the bills and expenses, being left with crumbs to hold you until the next payday. Can I tell you that you are more than just a mediocre routine? You are capable of major financial gains that will allow you to enjoy time with your loved ones and get your life back! One of the main frustrations I faced in working for a company was that I felt as though I was never building anything of my own. A major benefit of building your own business is that you will leave a legacy for your family to build upon. Starting from your shoulders. This all sounds great, doesn’t it? Question is, where do you start? Your path may be different than my own, but I guarantee my two strategies will help you along the way. It’s time to get your life back and build something of your own! Two Strategies for Building Your Business Online: [16:05] Change your mindset. Perspective and outlook change everything. The transition to an employee to an employer is a huge leap for some people to ever consider for themselves! Pick any successful business owners mind and you will see that they have no cap to the possibility of growth. [26:11] Implementing a premium experience. This means premium customer service that gives your customer an experience. This calls for going above and beyond for your clients. This is a part of building your business into a premium brand name. References: Registration for Feminine Woman Academy: https://www.femininewomanacademy.com/ Subscribe & Review in iTunes Have you subscribed to The Amanda Ferguson podcast? If you have not, I would encourage you to do that today. I would not like for you to miss any of the episodes coming up this season. I will be adding bonus episodes and if you are not subscribed there might be a possibility that you’ll miss out on them. Click here to subscribe in iTunes to have the podcast downloaded to your device every week. I would love to stay connected with you! If my podcast is blessing your life, I would appreciate if you left me a review over on iTunes. Select the Ratings & Reviews and write a review. I will be reading your reviews and do not forget to comment on what was your favorite part of the podcast. For more The Amanda Ferguson Show, you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook @mrsamandaferguson. Thank you so much!

38mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #15