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Dear Daughters

Welcome to the Dear Daughters Podcast with author, encourager, and mentor, Susie Davis. This is the place for you to hear about the kinds of things that are practical and helpful in living a godly life. It’s also a starting point for conversations to have with the people in your life you love or lead.

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Jamie Ivey of the Happy Hour

In episode #4, I talk with Jamie Ivey about her relationship with her husband and her honesty with him about her past. She says the things she's done yesterday or twenty-five years ago don’t define her, only Jesus does. We also talk about her best marriage tips, some favorite books and her newest success in the kitchen.

40mins

27 Sep 2016

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On Contentment | Honey Holden | DD 72

Do you find yourself enduring the season of life you’re in, rather than embracing it? Do you find yourself always expectantly looking ahead, putting the opportunities of today on hold because you’re distracted by your dreams for what’s next? Maybe you don’t even want to want to be content with what your circumstance is right now, you just want it to end! Well, today’s episode is for you, friend. I’m so excited to welcome Stephanie Holden, otherwise known as Honey Holden, to the show today. She’s a Southern girl, a pastor’s wife and a spiritual mama. She radiates such contentment, wisdom and an awful lot of whimsy – so I wanted you to get to know her. Today on the show, we’re talking about walking gracefully through life transitions, which I know is something you want to do too. And I think you’ll find that what Stephanie shares applies to any season of life where you’re feeling discontent, or where beauty and grief are bumping elbows. Stephanie has been married to her husband Nick for 30 years. And she’s being doing ministry with him for 20 years. They have three adult daughters and 4 grandchildren. She loves thrift stores, popcorn, and little celebrations… and isn’t Honey just the most whimsical grandma name you’ve ever heard? Honey is such a delight. I can’t wait for you to meet her. Here’s the interview on the Dear Daughters Podcast Episode 73. SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES SHOW NOTES Tara Royer Steele Letter to the 16 year old me ~> Dear Me. Honey’s favorite fall recipe is chili… maybe make a big pot + this delicious creamed cornbread recipe from the Bald Pate Inn I talked about on the show. You’ll definitely want to follow Honey on Instagram Sign up for my weekly-ish newsletter here and let’s get in the Bible together.

36mins

12 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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Sara Davis of Davis Music

Today on the podcast, I talk with my very own dear daughter, Sara, about the real life and not so pretty 'in-between Instagram moments' in our life. We talk about how comparison kills creativity and unpack how to get through arguments with people you love ...

37mins

20 Sep 2016

Rank #3

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Awful Beautiful Life | Becky Powell | DD 108

“I’ve done something terrible.” Becky Powell faced the unthinkable on May 16, 2013, when her husband Mark called and confessed he’d done something awful. Within hours, she learned that he had taken his own life and, over a period of several years, millions of dollars from friends and colleagues. Everything she believed to be true, the very fiber of her marriage, was called into question. Within a week, rather than planning carpool runs and volunteer fundraisers, she owed almost one hundred creditors millions of dollars and had her own team of ten lawyers. She was also the subject of open FBI, SEC and DOJ investigations-and faced potential criminal charges. And, although she instantly denounced every cent of Mark’s $15M in life insurance and promised to repay every penny taken, her lawyers knew that in reality she faced years of court battles and lawsuits, and possible jail time. Yet from that first horrific moment, God was there. He showed up in his Word, in Becky’s friends, in her lawyers and in the generosity of those around her. He worked miracles. MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and others covered the first moment, but what about the last? What about the story in which God gives your next breath because you can’t find it on your own? What about the story of a mom and three kids trying to make sense of their pasts, present and future while living under a microscope? Awful Beautiful Life is Becky’s journey through the two years surrounding Mark’s death and how she overcame. It came down to a loving God who surrounded her, a present and dedicated family, and friends, who made her life, offered her sanctuary and showed up for her and her kids in tangible ways. This is a story of remarkable grit, strength and what the Body of Christ in action looks like.  I’m excited for you to meet my friend, Becky, and hear her story.  SHOW NOTES Join the weekly-ish newsletter! That’s where you’ll hear first about events / gatherings plus get a short encouraging note from me.  Want to find a mentor? Sign up here for The Mentor Map here. Stop by my church if you’re in Austin at Austin Christian Fellowship Join the waitlist for Soul Care Weekend next Spring in Austin! Find my newest book, Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation here! Dear Daughters is a template for those multi-generational conversations and relationships you’re craving. Dear Daughters is meant to be a bridge between two groups of women–dear daughters and spiritual mamas. Dear daughters are young women in search of spiritual guidance and spiritual mamas are women just a little further down the road with age-old wisdom to share. Each group has valuable insight for the other and the hope is that the reader will invite someone to come alongside them, pore over the included letters together, and pass along wisdom and advice that will make both lives more beautiful, wherever they are in their God story.

52mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Lindsey Nobles | Dear Daughters 34

Lindsey Nobles  is a gatherer of people, an "architect of affiliation" and one of the builders of IF: Gathering. She has lived all over the country but loves the South (and as you will hear ... the Central Time Zone ;). She writes on the internet at www.lindseynobles.com and currently consults for non-profits. She is one of my favorite people to talk with about ministry, God and food.  I think you'll love hearing her vulnerable thoughts on transition, self-care and where she's headed next.  I’m so excited for you to get to meet her today. Here’s the interview on Dear Daughters Episode 34. All show notes at www.susiedavis.org

59mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #5

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Meet Liz Benigno ... a spiritual mama of great wisdom

I once read that in the next five years, you become just like the people you hang out with … which is why I meet with my friend, Liz. She is a cancer survivor (though she hates me mentioning that) and also a bit of a goof. She is a fantastic wife and mother. And she is a mentor to hundreds of young women. She is the kind of person I want to be like and she is a person I think you’ll really like getting to meet.

48mins

4 Oct 2016

Rank #6

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On Mother-Daughter Relationships (with Emily Davis Boone)

The mother-daughter relationship is one that is delicate, beautiful and let’s be honest … sometimes fraught with boundary issues. As a mom of two young adult daughters and a daughter-in-law, my heart goal is to make sure that I love and honor them in the new stage they are in as young married wives. Not always the easiest thing because what I’d really love to do is beg, cajole and/or guilt them into moving back to Austin. (And maybe even living with me. Ha.) Of course, I know this is not the smart thing or the loving thing. So I have to constantly make the choice to be a wise, spiritual mama. A mother who gracefully lets go of the very people she loves the most. Which brings me to this whole notion of working through various seasons of life (like watching your kids grow up and move away) with deep contentment. In light of those two things, I thought it would be a fabulous idea to have my own daughter, Emily Boone, on the show and talk with her. Emily is a photographer living in Navasota, Texas with her darling husband, Kenton, and her furry babies: Bowie and Howie. See all the show notes at www.susiedavis.org

1hr 3mins

25 Jan 2017

Rank #7

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Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram | Clare Loughrige | DD 84

If you know your Enneagram number and sometimes wonder, “What’s next?” then you’re going to love meeting Clare Loughrige.  Not only is Clare is the co-founding Lead Pastor of Crossroads Church and Ministries in Marshall, Michigan which she started with her husband, Scott, more than 25 years ago but she also provides preaching, teaching, and spiritual direction for the leadership team. In addition, she is a formally trained spiritual director for leaders with The Transforming Center in Wheaton, Illinois. And (wait for it) she has written two books about the Enneagram, her most recent being Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation. This book is filled with exercises to engage, challenge, encourage, and sustain you to grow in greater awareness and lead you to spiritual and relational transformation via your Enneagram identity.  Whether you know much about your Enneagram number or not, you’ll love Clare’s rich content about relational and spiritual transformation in this interview. I’m so glad for you to meet her! SHOW NOTES Clare’s new book, Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation Enneagram Motions of the Soul Training in Michigan with the Loughriges Ruth Hayley Barton’s podcast: Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership Scott and Clare’s podcast: Enneagram and Christianity Join the Dear Daughters Launch Team CLARE’S LETTER TO HER YOUNGER SELF Dear 30-year-old Clare, You are enough. Rest. Replenish. Retreat. Let solitude and silence quiet your inner performance-oriented driven self. Practice creating for an audience of One. Allow your young children to re-orient you to your essential-self. Let God love you without proving you are worthy of love. Let your acts of justice emerge from silence and listening. Allow the slow wheels of justice to grind slowly. The arc of the moral universe is long, and it is a long way to heaven. Take slow, presence minded, purposeful steps. You desire to do God’s will and that pleases God. Allow the slow work of God to work in you as well as the world you want to serve. You are loved for yourself. Be open. Be present. Be love <3 Want to write a letter to your younger self? Get the free GRACE GUIDE here AND JOIN US AT THE GRACE GATHERING! MORE INFO AND TICKETS HERE! Finally … grateful, grateful for Davis sharing her music for the DD Podcast. :)

58mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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Sophie Hudson of Giddy Up, Eunice

I only took one book on vacation this fall. Because well, the aspens were turning and I knew it would have to be one good book to pull me away from porch-sitting and staring out at the front range of the Rocky Mountains. That one book was Sophie Hudson’s  Giddy Up, Eunice. It’s hands-down the best reading on the topic of relationship for spiritual mamas and dear daughters. Sophie pulls from important stories in the Bible that highlight why it’s actually in our spiritual DNA to encourage each other cross-generationally. All the show notes on susiedavis.org

52mins

18 Oct 2016

Rank #9

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Boundaries for Your Soul | Alison Cook | DD 66

Do you feel like you’re in control of your emotions? Or do you feel like your emotions control you? When you’re caught up in a feeling – whether it’s anxiety or anger or envy – do you feel overwhelmed? I have definitely felt those things before, so I’m particularly grateful to talk with Alison Cook on the show today about boundaries for the soul and Spirit-led self leadership. Alison is a speaker, counselor, and writer who is passionate about helping people fully live out their God-given potential. She received her Ph.D. in religion and psychology and has served as a counselor for over 20 years. She lives in Boston with her husband and two teenage kids, where they are active in The Salvation Army. I can’t wait for you to meet Alison. I hope this will be an important and encouraging episode for you.  SHOW NOTES Boundaries for Your Soul: How to Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies DD Episode 64: A Father’s Influence and DD Episode 65: Your Dad’s Influence on How You See God Navigators To get extra resources to go with the book ~> Boundaries for Your Soul Sign up for my weekly-ish newsletter here. THINGS TO THINK ABOUT So often we have the negative emotion – the anger or the anxiety – and we think we need to get rid of it, instead of inviting God to be with us in it. ~ Alison Cook  To befriend your feelings: Extend compassion or curiosity to whatever it is you’re experiencing. ~ Alison Cook That inner ‘guilt-tripper’ is often what’s protecting you from grief. It’s guilting you to protect you from what’s really going on, which is feeling grief and sorrow. ~ Alison Cook

55mins

21 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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On the Bright Side | Melanie Shankle | DD 115

There is so much more good in the world than there is bad. Let’s find the bright side.  Melanie Shankle thought she was too far gone. She wasn’t shown the grace and mercy aspect of being a Christian, so by the time she got to college she felt like there was no hope and no going back. Then God met her in a bar in a bathroom, and he pursued her patiently and faithfully and showed her that no daughter of his has ever too far gone…and how to look on the bright side. Melanie is a speaker, the author of four New York Times bestselling books, and the creator of The Big Mama Blog. She lives in San Antonio with her husband, Perry, and daughter, Caroline. In 2006, she felt God’s call on her to be a full-time writer after pouring over parenting blogs and starting her own while on maternity leave. Her newest book, On the Bright Side: Stories About Friendship, Love, and Being True To Yourself, is described as “the ultimate guide to help you discover the power of relationships, the unchanging truths of life, and importance of giving up comparisons.”  Melanie is an open book and tells us these four things about herself: “I don’t like Chinese food. So there’s that. In particular, I don’t like water chestnuts. I think they’re a really weird texture.” “I sleep with like seven pillows at night. I’m a very high-maintenance sleeper.”  “I was a Judy Blume nut.”  “As a fourth-grader, I would get up, and eat my cereal and read Erma Bombeck. I thought she was so funny.” Melanie and I had a blast sitting in my living room, laughing and talking about all sorts of things: how the world seems to have forgotten about love and mercy and grace and that we all need to be reminded that there is light; how God meets us right where we are; the precious role of a mother and how to stay sane while raising kids; our mutual obsession with Cheer on Netflix … I hope she encourages you and helps you look for the bright side! SHOW NOTES Melanie’s Big Mama Blog Melanie’s book: On the Bright Side: Stories About Friendship, Love, and Being True To Yourself  Melanie’s debut children’s picture book: Piper and Mabel: Two Very Wild But Very Good Dogs Melanie’s Instagram Melanie’s Facebook page Melanie’s Twitter Follow me on Instagram for a chance to win a signed copy of On the Bright Side Stop by my church Austin Christian Fellowship if you’re in Austin Get involved with Young Life Want to find a mentor? Sign up here for The Mentor Map here. Music by Sara Davis Regan Sara Davis Regan’s song about chronic longing. Keep in the know: Sign up for my newsletter here! Come to The Grace Gathering on May 1st, 2020! For $25. off, enter the code EARLYBIRD Coming soon! The Grace Guide: Live Your One Beautiful Life Dear Daughters is a template for those multi-generational conversations and relationships you’re craving.

1hr 8mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Building a Healthy Mother-Daughter Relationship | Emily Boone | DD 87

You know, I get a lot of questions about how to build or maintain good relationships in family. And I especially get questions about how to have good relationships between my kids and me. So today, I invited my 29-year-old daughter, Emily Boone, on the show to talk all things about the mother daughter relationship. We talk about a lot of things including what healthy boundaries look like between us. We also talk about what she wished she could have told me when she was younger. And oh my gracious. If you’re in the middle of mothering, you’ve just got to hear that. It will encourage you and challenge you. And it might just make you cry. If you haven’t heard: Emily is going to be at The Grace Gathering in Austin on April 12th! She’ll be sharing about some really big transitions in her life as a newlywed in a new city, figuring out all kinds of things, and the inevitable loneliness and confusion that we all feel in those kinds of big transitions. If you’re listening and you’re in any kind of transition like: the big jump from high school to college or college to post grad or maybe even the really big jump from mom and dad’s house to doing married life as a young wife, Emily will have some incredible things for you to hear about at the Grace Gathering. As will Honey Holden, Hayley Morgan and my youngest daughter, Sara Regan. Yep we’ll all be together on stage and I’d love for you to be there too! You’ll be encouraged and inspired and you’ll laugh and you’ll cry and you’ll feel God’s presence there. So buy your ticket and come on!! MORE INFO AND TICKETS HERE! But for now, here’s my Emily. SHOW NOTES Emily Boone Photography Visit Navasota, Texas and be charmed. On Mother Daughter Relationships with Emily DD Episode 18 Join us at ACF on Mother’s Day and hear Emily and me teach together! Look at how brave Howie is … Emily’s insta Bowie’s insta My story from fear to freedom, Unafraid: Trusting God in an Unsafe World My new book, Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation Oh hey, there’s a pre-order bonus when you buy Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation!  BUY THE BOOK AND GET 16 CURATED CONVERSATION CARDS + 4 RECIPES FREE! Finally … grateful, grateful for Davis sharing her music for the DD Podcast. :)

1hr 6mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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When You Feel Disconnected | Kate Merrick | DD 82

"God has equipped you for this season. He has made you strong. Walk in it. Chin high, shoulders back. And fight for what’s important. Fight for connection, privacy, wisdom … these moments are full of wonder and wretchedness. God will use these days." Meet Kate Merrick. She’s an author, speaker, mom of three, and the cofounder of the Reality family of churches with her husband Britt. She also specializes in making up dances to The Greatest Showman soundtrack, riding a surfboard, horse, or roller skates, and adding more butter to pretty much everything. She lives in Carpinteria, California with her family, five chickens, two goats, and two miniature donkeys. Kate’s new book is Here Now: Unearthing Peace and Presence in an Overcoming World. She also has another book, And Still She Laughs: Defiant Joy in the Depths of Suffering, which tells the story of her losing her daughter to cancer. Kate is all joy and I’m glad for you to know her better.  SHOW NOTES Kate’s new book: Here Now: Unearthing Peace and Presence in an Overcoming World. Kate’s interview on DD Episode 21 Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Justin Earley on DD Episode 79 Join the Dear Daughters Book Launch Team KATE’S LETTER TO HER YOUNGER SELF Dear 34 year old Kate, “Yes, this is heinous, this awful cancer diagnosis.” And, “You are ultimately not in control, but God is.” I want to say, “Honey, sweet, sweet mama, you’ve got to trust God. Worrying only gives you ulcers and makes everyone around you anxious.” I want to say, “God has equipped you for this season. He has made you strong. Walk in it. Chin high, shoulders back. And fight for what’s important. Fight for connection, privacy, wisdom, for your son who is thrown in the middle of the crisis. These moments are full of wonder and wretchedness. God will use these days.” Want to write a letter to your younger self? Get the free GRACE GUIDE here … grateful, grateful for Davis sharing their music for the DD Podcast. :)

43mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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6 Secrets to Being a Good Mom | Vicki Courtney | DD 97

Parenting in today’s world is always rapidly changing, so it makes me grateful to have a friend that’s a parenting expert. My friend, Vicki Courtney, is speaker and an author of many books about parenting including 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter and 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son.  Vicki is a wife of 31 years, a mother of 3 grown children who all have families of their own, and she's a grandmother of 6. OH JOY! So she’s a spiritual mama with some homegrown experience. Together, we generated 6 secrets to being a good mom. I think you’ll like them. I’m so thankful for Vicki. Her experience and wisdom is needed in today’s ever-changing culture. SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES SHOW NOTES Vicki’s website Find Vicki on Instagram 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son Vicki’s first episode on the Dear Daughters Podcast The Grace Guide The Dear Daughters signed book + bistro mug bundle is here for a limited time! Dear Daughters Coffee & Conversation with Kennesha Poe-Buycks La Grange, Texas Book Signing at The Busy B Come see me in Springdale, Arkansas at Euna Mae’s. Dear Daughters:Love Letters to the Next Generation is a template for those multi-generational conversations and relationships you’re craving. Dear Daughters is meant to be a bridge between two groups of women–dear daughters and spiritual mamas. Dear daughters are young women in search of spiritual guidance and spiritual mamas are women just a little further down the road with age-old wisdom to share. Each group has valuable insight for the other and the hope is that the reader will invite someone to come alongside them, pore over the included letters together, and pass along wisdom and advice that will make both lives more beautiful, wherever they are in their God story. This book, ideal for a gift, is a casebound hardcover with ribbon. Finally … grateful, grateful for Davis sharing her music for the DD Podcast. :)

55mins

29 May 2019

Rank #14

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On Finding Real Friends | Jamie Ivey | DD 50

Are you looking for real friends who will walk through life with you? The sort of friends who you can say anything to? Today on the podcast, Jamie Ivey talks about how to find those kind of friends. The kind you can talk to about the hardest things, the kind that speak truth and walk out life with you. We also talk about freedom and authenticity and about parenting. Lots of good stuff. Jamie is a wife, mom, podcaster, speaker, and a newly published author of: If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free. She and her husband live in the Austin area with their four kids. I can’t wait for you to meet her. Here’s the interview on Dear Daughters Podcast Episode 50. Show Notes: Jamie’s new book, If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free Susie’s book, Parenting Your Teen and Loving It: Being the Mom Your Kid Needs Jamie and Aaron’s beautiful glamping retreat center, Green Acres She Reads Truth Proverbs study ~ The Way of Wisdom Jamie’s upcoming Happy Hour Live, May 4-5th Sign up for my weekly-ish newsletter here. Schedule a consultation here.

46mins

1 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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On Dealing with Disappointment | Shelley Giglio | DD 70

I’m so excited to have Shelley Giglio join me today because she is basically a professional spiritual mama. Shelley is one of the most intentional people I know about bringing dear daughters alongside her in life and helping them know and love God more. So today, I wanted you to feel like you’re getting a little mentoring/spiritual mama time with Shelley, too. We talked about letting God redeem the disappointments in our lives and how our perspective changes when we put God in front of our circumstances instead of behind them. We also talked about how we are to live as ‘place makers’ in the Kingdom which was incredibly compelling.  Shelley and her husband Louie have spent the last thirty years of their lives either living on campus with college students, or leading students all over the world to live for God. They currently lead Passion City Church in Atlanta, where they have 750 dear daughters connected to mentoring through their womens’ ministry, The Grove. Also on her resume ~ the Passion Conference and sixstepsrecords. Shelley is wise and kind, and I hope that as you listen you feel like you’re sitting in my living room and having coffee with us while we talk about God and life.  SHOW NOTES Baylor University Shelley and Louie's church, Passion City Church, in Atlanta The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis Shelley and her cute dad DD episode 64: A Father’s Influence and DD episode 65: Your Dad’s Influence on How You See God sixstepsrecords James 1.8 ~ a double-minded man leads himself nowhere Shelley’s women’s ministry ~> The Grove London the super cute, missional golden doodle The Dear Daughters Mentorship Program Sign up for my weekly-ish newsletter here. SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES

51mins

15 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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Simplifying Hospitality with Amy Hannon & Kristin Schell | DD 56

This week on the podcast, I talked with Amy Hannon of Euna Mae’s and Kristin Schell of the Turquoise Table about true, biblical hospitality. And good news – it’s much simpler than we often make it and often more fun. It doesn’t matter what your house looks like or how good the food is – all that hospitality requires is being available and welcoming. Ordinary moments around the table or in the front yard become holy when we’re truly available. “All the other stuff,” as Kristin says, “is just gravy. Good, Amy Hannon style gravy.” Today on the podcast we talk about the difference between hospitality and entertaining. We hope it will encourage you to have spiritual eyes to see the people around you, to release your expectations, and open your front door. SHOW NOTES Kristin Schell: DD Episode 6 Amy Hannon: DD Episode 39 Amy’s cookbook, Love Welcome Serve: Recipes that Gather and Give Kristin’s book, The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard. Coffee with Amy Hannon at Kristin’s turquoise table on April 18th Romans 12.13, hospitality means ‘love of strangers’ Join me for the Acts 2.46 Dinner and Worship under the Stars I love Bob Goff’s new book, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People and especially the idea of making friends in three minutes. Thanks to Davis Music for use of her song Fifty Seven. Sign up for my newsletter.

41mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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Jess Connolly | Wild and Free

The world may tell us we’re too much and never enough. But we can walk wildly in who God created us to be and rest freely in the work Jesus did for us. We do not have to be confined or conformed by cultural expectations. We are unchained from our past and unafraid of our future. ~ Jess Connolly If you want to know what it looks like to run after God, meet Jess Connolly. Aside from starting a church with her husband, Nick, she is a mom to four young children, a small business owner and an author. She started Naptime Diaries Shop in 2011, selling scripture prints out of her home. She helped co-found SheReadsTruth in 2012. After that, she co-founded and led The Influence Network with Hayley Morgan. She also co-wrote Wild and Free with Hayley and is working on her second book which is a solo project. See the show notes at susiedavis.org

54mins

14 Mar 2017

Rank #18

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Kate Merrick | And Still She Laughs

In 2013 Kate Merrick said goodbye to her 8 year-old daughter Daisy Love when she left for heaven. She wrote on grief, joy, and struggle on prayfordaisy.com. Kate is making her way back toward laughter and finding life to be filled with good things. Kate Merrick is a pastor's wife, writer, speaker, and mom to a teenager and toddler. She and her husband Britt cofounded the Reality family of churches in 2003, which began in Carpinteria, California, and has grown to include Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Stockton, San Francisco, Boston, London, and Honolulu. That's the official bio, but let's be honest ... she's a nouveaux-hippie at heart, Kate has a fondness for her mom’s blouses from the 70s, loves to cook food she grew and meat she raised, and she is one of those people who uses coconut oil for everything—like Windex. She willingly lends her chandelier earrings to her toddler, dances hard at weddings, opens the sunroof when she’s driving, and still checks to see if her dress twirls. Most of all, she enjoys the freedom of being wholly loved by God who has given not only his friendship to a total sinner, but every sweet thing in life. Show notes at susiedavis.org

1hr 3mins

8 Mar 2017

Rank #19

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Tsh Oxenreider | The Art of Simple

"This world is huge. It is majestic. It is worth exploring just for the sake of knowing it." ~ Tsh Oxenreider Tsh Oxenreider is a podcaster and blogger at The Art of Simple, and has published several books including Notes from a Blue Bike and her newest, At Home in the World. Her writing has also been featured in the Washington Post, CNN, Real Simple magazine, and more. Tsh currently lives in Georgetown, Texas with her husband and three kids where they live simply, work on their fixer upper, and eat tacos several times a week. I’m excited for you to get to meet her today. Here’s the interview on Dear Daughters Episode 27. All the show notes here: susiedavis.org

53mins

2 May 2017

Rank #20