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Simply Joyful Podcast with Kristi Clover | Encouragement for your Faith and Family

The podcast that encourages and inspires you to find simple ways to bring more joy into your day. Whether you are looking for a little encouragement in your faith, family, home, homeschooling (if you do) -- or just life -- then this is the podcast for you! Let's get real and talk about the challenges that we face as women in our day-to-day lives. My guests and I will discuss practical tips and "hacks" about how to find harmony in relationships, order in your home, and how to add a little good ol' fun to your week. My prayer is that this podcast will bless you and add a smile to your face (even if it causes a few new wrinkles) -- and to hopefully help you "Live Simply" and "Be Joyful.”

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SJP #064 Ruth Schwenk: How to Give Ourselves Grace in Our Motherhood

Episode #64 Ruth Schwenk How to Give Ourselves Grace in Our Motherhood Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/064 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you! OUR SEASON 5 SPONSORS: Skill Trek!  & Prep Dish! SKILL TREK: Teaching basic life skills to your kids and teens has never been easier! Get 15% off annual memberships when using coupon code CLOVER15 (Coupon expires on June 30). PREP DISH: Simple meal planning that helps you be more efficient in the kitchen. Get a FREE 2-week trial by clicking HERE. CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!” It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! I also just released my interview with Pam Barnhill! Find them both at KristiClover.tv BOOKS & POSTS MENTIONED… The Better Mom The Better Mom Prayer Journal Sacred Marriage LINKS TO OTHER THINGS MENTIONED… (See more details on the SHOW NOTES!) My episode with Kim Fredrickson is linked HERE! Join my mailing list and get weekly encouragement -- and get my Sanity Savers for Moms book FREE! The Simply Joyful Membership Site!! — We have lots of great ways to get bonuses! Thanks for your support of the podcast! Join our Facebook Community, too! Your question might just be used in the podcast. I didn’t mention that I have a weight loss program that I love called Optavia! I’m a health coach with them. If you are interested in learning more about that and my special coaching program, just head HERE for more info. Listening to Audio Books with Audible! The Simply Joyful Podcast mug Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss the next encouraging episode! iTunes & Stitcher & now GooglePlay I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. LET’S CONNECT!… I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to.  My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter CONNECT WITH RUTH… Ruth Schwenk is the founder of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, Patrick, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastor’s wife, a mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and a dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Ruth is the coauthor of Hoodwinked and Pressing Pause. The Schwenks are the coauthors of For Better or for Kids. Ruth, Patrick, and their children live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can check out Ruth's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.thebettermom.com and www.forthefamily.org. This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions.

55mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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SJP #051 Emily Ley: Amazing Tips to Help You Simplify Your Life

Episode #051 with Emily Ley Amazing Tips to Help You Simplify Your Life * Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/051 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you! * A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish — Be sure to check out all their amazingly delicious meals at PeachDish.com. You can get $15 OFF your first order by using the coupon code: SIMPLYJOYFUL BOOKS & POSTS MENTIONED… A Simplified Life Grace Not Perfection Decluttering at the Speed of Life LINKS TO OTHER THINGS MENTIONED… (See more details on the SHOW NOTES!) Get $15 OFF your first PeachDish.com order with the coupon code: SIMPLYJOYFUL B-School Enrollment is open! This program has literally changed my business life. Such a wonderful resource and a great investment. I would love to help you start your business journey and help you create a business that you love! Find out more HERE. Join our Simply Joyful community and get my Sanity Savers for Moms book FREE! The Simply Joyful Membership Site!! — To hear my special “How to Set Better Goals in 2018” bonus podcast episode! I didn’t mention that I have a weight loss program that I love called Optavia! I’m a health coach with them. If you are interested in learning more about that and my special coaching program, just head HERE for more info. Listening to Audio Books with Audible! The Simply Joyful Podcast mug Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss the next encouraging episode! iTunes & Stitcher & now GooglePlay I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. LET’S CONNECT!… I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to.  My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter CONNECT WITH EMILY… Emily Ley is the creator of the Simplified Planner® – an agenda for what matters most. Raised in Pensacola, Florida, Emily graduated from the University of West Florida with degrees in English and Public Administration, then went on to become the Executive Director of the city ballet. From there, she worked in nonprofit management and public relations before launching her brand in 2008. Following the success found at its online home — EmilyLey.com, Emily Ley quickly grew to be carried in over 750 retail outlets across the United States and around the world. In late 2016, however, Emily’s team decided to simplify and get back to what they loved most: creating community around their online shop – decreasing their retail partners from 750 to 5. Emily has been featured in Forbes, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and HGTV.com. She has been recognized with numerous awards, including Best New Product at the National Stationery Show as well as Top 10 Designers to Watch by Stationery Trends Magazine. Emily is the author of Grace, Not perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Chasing Joy, and released A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living, in November 2017. It appeared on USA Today and The Washington Post’s list of best-sellers. Now as an author, businesswoman, wife, and mama to three, Emily enjoys Friday pizza parties on the living room floor, searching for the world’s best queso with her husband, Bryan, and making memories to savor with her toddler twins (Caroline + Tyler) and first-grader (Brady). You can check out Emily's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.emilyley.com. **This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions.

56mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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SJP #94: Clutter-Free Home with Kathi Lipp

Today I'm extra excited to have my friend Kathi Lipp on the show. Oh my goodness I have so enjoyed getting to know Kathi — not only are we in the same niche, but I feel like we have the same love language. We both know what it feels like to live in clutter and to dig ourselves out of clutter. I love talking to Kathi, and love that we both come at clutter differently. Kathi has a brand new book out called The Clutter-Free Home. We chat all about her book, her Facebook group The Clutter-Free Academy (a FREE group ... you should join!) I love how she shares about the Bible perspective of clutter, and what the Word has to say about that.   Get links and show notes here: https://kristiclover.com/094 Find out more information about my new book here: https://kristiclover.com/MOMbook I know that you’re going to love this interview with Kathi Lipp! Get ready to be encouraged!

29mins

23 Apr 2020

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SJP #004 : Pam Barnhill : Taking Back Your Mornings! Tips for a Better Start to Your Day!

Welcome to the Simply Joyful Podcast Episode #004 with Pam Barnhill Show Notes: KristiClover.com/004 This is an exciting episode for me. I have no idea how I missed the whole podcasting revolution when it was starting. Somehow I did. Yet, when my friend was talking about all the encouragement she received from listening to Pam Barnhill’s podcast, my eyes were officially opened to the world of podcasting. I’m so thrilled to have Pam on the show today. I’m a big believer in gleaning from others and tweaking what they do to work in your own family. Well, that is not only the advice that Pam is going to give today, but she’s just the person to glean from. I’ve pretty much decided that I need to move next door to Pam, so I can check books out from her library. I hate to say it but I was ignorant to so many of the books that she mentioned. Upon looking them up, they all look so adorable. I think my younger kids would love them. Don’t get me wrong. We do a ton of reading…and have read several of the Hank the Cowdog books. However, I’m realizing that I haven’t been checking out some of the great books I used to get for my older boys. I just know you are going to love this podcast and will learn so much from Pam and her incredible tips about how to create more structure and order to your morning time. On a “Simply” & “Joyful” side note… Pam shares about when her husband was deployed and how that changed how she approached things in her home. She also shares about the importance of asking for help. In This Episode… In this episode you are going to be inspired to take back your mornings. Whether you are a homeschool family or not, mornings set the tone for your entire day. Pam shares some incredible insight into how to add more structure to your mornings. I hope you will be encouraged by this episode! Highlights from This Show… — My podcast episode with MacKenzie Monroe — Yes, you heard me right. Pam has three podcasts: Your Morning Basket, Homeschool Snapshots, and  The Homeschool Solutions Show. — Pam’s podcast episode with Carol Joy Seid — Carol’s DVD series that Pam mentions: Homeschool Made Simple — I love all Pam had to say about remembering to have fun with her kids. — Pam shares a fun tip from Mystie Winkler: Make a note to smile at your kids. — I have a related post about having fun with your kids filled with tons of ideas HERE. — Pam’s Your Morning Basket kit — Minimum Viable Morning: How to find a few little things to work on and create habits that help your mornings run smoother. For moms who need extra help in the mornings. — My Sanity Saver for Mom’s tips: Start your mornings off right. — Morning Time is starting the day off at the table doing some school work together. — Pam shares her best tips for creating routines and rituals in your day. — Don’t forget to add music and praise into your morning time if it’s something your family enjoys. — You can follow some of the rituals that your church uses in your home, too. ….Side note: I’m totally confessing that I didn’t know what “liturgical” was when Pam mentioned it. Just in case you might be unfamiliar with it, here’s what I found. Yes, I’m probably admitting my ignorance and may be the only person who wasn’t familiar with this term. (I’d heard it before, but couldn’t define it.) — Ha! Flashback!! The Mandrel Sisters! Do you remember them?  — I loved hearing how she had a party for Shakespeare’s birthday. Ha! That’s so fun. — My post about how I manage my home and homeschool while my husband travels. Pam’s Simple Ways to Add Joy to Her “Week” 1) Bubble Bath (whenever possible) — Little treats for yourself. 2) Learning — Continuing to learn by reading or taking classes. 3) Worship –Finding regular time to worship. Books Pam Loves… The Green Ember Hank the Cowdog Hank the Cowdog Audio Julius Caesar How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare James and the Giant Peach Matilda The Best Christmas Pageant Ever The Little House on the Prairie series Resources for Making Your Morning Smoother… Pam’s Your Morning Basket Pam’s Minimum Viable Morning Resource Temper Tool Kit by Lisa-Jo Baker Make Over Your Morning 14 Day Course My book Sanity Savers for Moms! Saver Saver #1 is all about mornings! You can get this book FREE here. Please Note… -- Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes. -- Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It's a great way to keep in touch...and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join! -- Make sure you head over to listen to my first podcast introducing the Simply Joyful Podcast & myself (HERE). Also don't miss my first two interviews with Tricia Goyer (HERE) and Chrystal Hurst (HERE)!!!! I know you will love these episodes! Help Get the Word Out... My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thanks! *My "Thank You" for Your Rating & Review on iTunes or Stitcher* If you do subscribe, rate, & review this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, I'd love to thank you by giving you my new Sanity Savers for Moms Coloring Book for FREE! Just leave the review and email me, and I'll send you a coupon code to access the coloring book! (See show notes for details) Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast! I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. Connect Online: My Website Facebook  Instagram YouTube Pinterest Twitter

42mins

6 Feb 2017

Rank #4

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SJP #077: Kristi Clover: Where It All Began: The Very First "Master Organizer of Mayhem" Workshop

#077: Where It All Began: The Very First "Master Organizer of Mayhem" Workshop In this episode of the Simply Joyful Podcast, you are getting a fun bonus in celebration of the release of my book M.O.M-Master Organizer of Mayhem. Get ready for a treat as we go back to 2006 where I give my original M.O.M talk! Get the links and show notes HERE: https://kristiclover.com/077 Find out more about my book and how to get your pre-order bonus HERE: KristiClover.com/MOMbook I know that you're going to love this blast from the past episode! Get ready to be encouraged! 

48mins

29 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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SJP #020: Andrew Pudewa: How to Motivate Your Kids: Secret Strategies Parents will Love

Episode #020 with Andrew PudewaHow to Motivate Your Kids: Secret Strategies Parents Will Love Head to KristiClover.com/020 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you! We all struggle with keeping our kids motivated. Whether it's trying to get them to finish their chores or get work done, we wrestle with how to get them to actually do what we expect them to do. Do we give them reward for completing things on time? Do we punish them or give them consequences when they don't do what we want them to do? It causes so much stress and frustration for us as parents. Well, today's guest is going to bless you with some impactful and practical advice on how to best motivate our kids. If you are in the homeschooling world, you know that if you are at a convention where Andrew Pudewa is speaking, his sessions will be packed. Not only is he a language arts expert, he is also an expert in all kinds of things—like motivating your children. His insight and knowledge are going to blow your mind. His tips on parenting and learning are spectacular. You’ll want to make sure you listen to the very end as Andrew shares his “secret sauce” — and trust me — you don’t want to miss it! A Few Exciting Little Announcements! I wanted to that my BRAND NEW book (with Tricia Goyer) Homeschool Basics is finally here! I am so thrilled to finally be able to hold it in my hands! You can get your copy at TheHomeschoolBasics.com! You can also check out my new series on YouTube “How to Homeschool” — it's super fun. We kick the series off with art. So, whether you're a homeschooler or not, you can glean from these tips! I also have a great birthday giveaway going on to celebrate my birthday (which was yesterday!) I was honored to be interviewed by the great folks at Costco, LIVE on their Facebook page, and it spurred on a giveaway! So I teamed up with DaySpring, and let me tell you—the bundles I created are amazing. You aren't going to want to miss this giveaway! ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE… Andrew says to make time for your family and what's important—as well as music, poetry, and literature. In This Episode… Again, Andrew is going to blow you away with his amazing insights. I know you will be so encouraged by this episode! Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links! Books Mentioned… Why Gender Matters Sanity Savers for Moms Homeschool Basics …Help Support the Simply Joyful Podcast! Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing. When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them! Check out these companies (through my affiliate links): — Covenant Eyes — Audible — Amazon Help Get the Word Out... My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast! I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. Let’s Connect: My Website Facebook  Instagram YouTube Pinterest Twitter CONNECT WITH ANDREW PUDEWA: Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills. Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his wonderful, heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of nine, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can check out Andrew's Excellent in Writing books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit Andrew's speaking schedule to see if he will be speaking close to you! **This post may contains a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions

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17 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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SJP #003 : Chrystal Hurst : Encouragement for the Weary Mom! A podcast you don't want to miss!

Welcome to the Simply Joyful Podcast Episode #003 with Chrystal Hurst Show Notes: KristiClover.com/003 Have you ever met someone and thought, "Wow! Did she get hit with the talent stick!" Ha! That is pretty much what ran through my head as I sat in the audience listening to Chrystal for the first time last year at a Sally Clarkson event. I hadn't heard of Chrystal or her podcast before that weekend. We ended up connecting over conversations of podcasting and Periscope. Funny how when you find someone who speaks your same crazy "tech" language you become instant friends. Well, I'm all too familiar with Chrystal and her ministry now! I have listened to numerous podcasts, watched videos of her speaking, and read her articles on her blog. She is an incredibly talented and gifted orator just like her dad...well, like everyone in her family. That saying the "apple doesn't fall far from the tree" is very true for her! When I listen to Chrystal's podcast I'm completely drawn in. You feel like you are practically sitting across the table from her enjoying a nice cup of coffee. I can't wait for you to glean from her in this podcast! You are about to see exactly what I mean. On a "Simply" & "Joyful" side note... Chrystal is going to blow your mind when you hear her talk about how she simplifies her busy life. She has some incredible systems in place to create balance for her ministry and for her family. You are going to love it! In This Episode... In this episode, Chrystal shares about her life and her book Kingdom Women. She also gives us a little "sneak peek" into her new book She's Still There. Chrystal is so inspirational. I know you will just love this episode. Highlights from This Show... -- Here's a link to Chrystal's book Kingdom Women. This book is so encouraging. I hope you'll check it out. There is also a Bible study for it. -- Chrystal reminds us of the importance of asking for help. This is actually one of my "sanity saver" tips in my Sanity Savers for Moms book. -- She refers to the story of Jessica McClure. -- We talked about Chrystal's new book, She's Still There. It won't be available until summer. Be sure to connect with Chrystal so you will know when the book releases. It sounds incredible. -- Chrystal shared about her awesome podcast on how she organizes her life and creates balance. Here's a LINK to that podcast. -- Block scheduling is Chrystal's time management hack. -- We all do things differently. We need to simplify for the season we are in. -- Chrystal's favorite worship music: Travis Greene! (not "Green"...wrong guy) -- Kristi's favorite "whole album" worship purchase: Phil Wickham's Sing Along albums! Please Note... -- Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes. -- Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It's a great way to keep in touch...and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join! -- My first 3 episodes of the podcast are available NOW!!! Make sure you head over to listen to my first podcast introducing the Simply Joyful Podcast & myself (HERE) and don't miss my first interview with Tricia Goyer (HERE)!! I know you will love these episodes! Help Get the Word Out... My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thanks! *My "Thank You" for Your Rating & Review on iTunes or Stitcher* If you do subscribe, rate, & review this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, I'd love to thank you by giving you my new Sanity Savers for Moms Coloring Book for FREE! Just leave the review and email me, and I'll send you a coupon code to access the coloring book! (See show notes for details) Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast! I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful.

35mins

30 Jan 2017

Rank #7

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SJP #073: Kate Battistelli: Trusting God to Equip You for All He's Called You to Do!

#073: Trusting God to Equip You for All He's Called You to Do! Some of you might be wondering why today's guest sounds so familiar. Kate Battistelli is the mom of Christian recording artist Francesca Battistelli. Kate is a phenomenal singer — before starting a family, Kate had her own singing career. Most recently she has released a book called The God Dare. If you are looking for a book to encourage you in your faith this is the book for you. Get the links and show notes HERE: http://kristiclover.com/073 I know that you're going to love this episode with Kate! Get ready to be encouraged!

42mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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SJP #028: Heather MacFadyen: Learning How to Remain a God Centered Mom

Episode #028 with Heather MacFadyen Learning How to Remain a God-Centered Mom Head to KristiClover.com/028 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you! Check out this week’s wonderful sponsor: JELLY TELLY! Head over to KristiClover.com/JellyTelly Use the coupon code "SIMPLYJOYFUL" (All caps!) — & get a FREE 7-day trial + a Jesus coloring book download from Jelly Telly  Have you heard of Heather MacFadyen from the God-Centered Mom Podcast? I hope you have! Today we’re going to be talking about how to remain a God-centered mom—which is the heart of Heather’s podcast. She is going to share her favorite tips that she’s received from guests on her podcast. She’s also going to rock your world with some of her morning tips—and lots of resources as well! Let’s face it, the most important part of being a God-centered mom is getting yourself in the Word of God.But that’s often really challenging for moms! It's hard to get away. We have demands piling up on us, sometimes before we even plan to get up in the mornings. Many of you have already received a copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms. {For those of you who haven't, it's a gift that I offer HERE.} One of my “sanity saver” tips in the book for finding time to get in the Word is to not feel guilty about putting a show on for your kids to watch, so you can sneak away with your Bible for a bit. There are so many really amazing Christian shows that you can put on for your kids, so you are both growing in the Lord at the same time. I'm excited to share with you that our sponsor for this episode just so happens to be JellyTelly!  Their company is so amazing! I share some of my favorite shows below and on the podcast. JellyTelly has some amazing Christian programming to entertain your kids while you pull away to be with the Lord…or sit with them and watch, too. {Don’t forget to use the code SIMPLYJOYFUL to get some awesome freebies! — more below}  You are going to be so blessed by this episode! ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE… Do you have children who have school uniforms? Keep everything—socks, shoes, shirts, etc—together in one place. Heather says they keep theirs together downstairs. That way if it's time to walk out the door and someone needs to put shoes on but doesn’t have socks, they don’t have to run back to grab socks. Everything is all together. Morning Habit: Have a spot where all your stuff is so you don’t have to think about finding it in the morning. IN THIS EPISODE… Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode!  Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links! BOOKS MENTIONED… Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Forgotten God Sheila Walsh's God's Warriors SPECIAL THANKS AGAIN TO THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: JELLYTELLY! Use "SIMPLYJOYFUL" (in all caps) to get a FREE WEEK of JellyTelly + 10 Page Jesus Coloring Book Download!! Yay! I'm so thrilled to be able to introduce you to JellyTelly! I'm a HUGE fan of their programming! JellyTelly is the only streaming video app designed specifically for kids where God is real and His Word is true. As a mom, I want my kids to enjoy shows and movies, but I also want those things to point them to Jesus!  Which is why I’m excited to tell you about JellyTelly. What is JellyTelly? You may not have heard about JellyTelly, but you've probably heard about Veggie Tales and What's in the Bible. Well, Jelly Telly is co-developed with Phil Vischer, the creator of those popular programs. There are actually over 100 new and classic shows, movies, and video devotionals with your kids about God, the Bible, and faith -- all available to easily stream and watch on your TV, phone, or tablet. JellyTelly is available on the App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Amazon Fire TV, and Kindle devices. As I mentioned in the podcast and above, I love being able to use Christian programs to sneak some time in with the Lord -- but it's also fun to watch with the kids. A few of our favorite shows: VeggieTales, Owlegories, Friends and Heroes, and What’s in the Bible?. I hope you'll take advantage of this free special. Just signing up to try it out helps to support the Simply Joyful Podcast. So, thank you on behalf of my team -- and my family (who loves that I have a team now)! Visit KristiClover.com/JellyTelly today and use the coupon code SIMPLYJOYFUL -- just for The Simply Joyful Podcast listeners! -- to get a FREE 7-day trial and 10 page Jesus Coloring Pack download! HELP GET THE WORD OUT… My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast! I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. LET’S CONNECT!… My Website Facebook  Instagram YouTube Pinterest Twitter CONNECT WITH HEATHER MACFADYEN… Heather MacFadyen has been married since the turn of the century (sounds more impressive than it is). She is the mother of four young boys (born exactly, to the day, within 6 1/2 years . . . just like she’d always planned). Heather hosts a weekly podcast (“The God-Centered Mom Podcast”)—interviewing fellow journeyers on the topic of motherhood. On social media, she chronicles the colorful chaos of “relentlessly replacing ‘me’ with ‘He’” — sharing the daily struggle of remaining God-centered while mothering four wild-at-heart, energetic, and often stubborn boys. Her heart is for moms to know God's great delight over them. How He sees the unseen eternal work they do every day. And to know they “Don’t Mom Alone”. You can check out all of Heather's podcast episodes HERE! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.godcenteredmom.com. *This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions

55mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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SJP #075: Jessica Smartt: Becoming a Memory Making Mom

#075: Becoming a Memory Making Mom We have lots of fun on today's episode with Jessica Smartt. We're talking about her newest book Memory Making Mom. Jessica is a former teacher, current homeschool mom, and a passion Christ-follower. As you will hear in today's episode, she is so passionate about helping moms detach from the ever-present lure of technology (which, let's face it, can feel way more fun than parenting!) She also helps women recover from worry (been there, done that!) and about how to be a confident and purposeful mom. Get the links and show notes HERE: http://kristiclover.com/075 I know that you're going to love this episode with Jessica! Get ready to be encouraged! 

36mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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SJP #012: Mystie Winkler : Practical Tips for Being More Productive!

Welcome to the Simply Joyful PodcastEpisode #012 with Mystie Winkler Practical Tips for Being More Productive Show Notes: KristiClover.com/012 I am a complete oxymoron! I know it! I admit it! I own it! I am one of the laziest perfectionists you’ll ever meet. I’m the messiest organized person, too! I’m also highly creative and highly analytical. My right brain and left brain are in constant competition.  I actually look at organization as a puzzle. It’s a fun challenge for me to solve. Just how simply can I make things to get it totally efficient? I tweak and tweak and tweak again until I can get it to work just right.  Yes, I love organizing things! I love figuring out new systems and new ways to simplify…which is why I’m so excited about having none other than Mystie Winkler on the podcast today! Mystie speaks my love language — organization! Now, if you are unfamiliar with Mystie, we’ll then you are in for a treat! Mystie runs a blog called Simplified Organization. I mean, how much more of a perfect fit for the Simply Joyful Podcast can you get? Mystie is a self-proclaimed “slob by nature and has been actively combatting that tendency for 8 years now.”  Mystie has not always been a naturally clean and tidy person. She’s had to learn to  change her attitude about how she cares for her home — and her family. Formerly she felt like “housecleaning was a waste of time.” However, things changed when she learned her “why” behind keeping her house in order. It became more about changing her perspective than finding new ways to clean. Her problem wasn't not knowing what to do. Her problem was not caring. Well, she’s learned to care and she shares more about that today. You are going to love this episode if you are looking for a real conversation from two women who have had to overcome their non-tidy ways to become organized.  A Special Offer... Before we jump in I wanted to remind you that we have a special Simply Joyful Podcast deal with Audible! You get a FREE audiobook and a FREE 30 day trial! Just go to https://kristiclover.com/freedownload.  By going through my link, it helps to support the podcast. My goal is to get more help to free up my time, so I can keep bringing you more encouragement.  Check out the Show Notes... Also know that everything we talk about can be found at KristiClover.com/012 or at simplyjoyfulpodcast.com. I have all the links mentioned in this show there! On a “Simply” & “Joyful” side note… Mystie’s family sings and memorizes poetry together in the morning, and this puts them all in a good frame of mind to begin other work. In This Episode… In this episode, Mystie and I talk through practical tips and advice about how to be more productive. Mystie explains what “brain dumping” is and the best way to do it. She seriously rocked my “love for organization” world with her tips and advice. I stopped asking the questions I had on my paper and just started asking questions I knew I needed answered to help me with some of my problem areas. I just know you are going to be so inspired in this episode with Mystie! Highlights from This Show... Mystie admits she was a natural list-making organizer and thought she had everything together until she had kids. She tried doing things as efficiently as possible, but she’s learned that dealing with the big picture and the vision were more important than the details. Mystie said that she used to ask herself “Why do the dishes need to be done?” or “Why should I mop the floor in the first place?” Finding her “why” was the answer! “If it doesn’t matter at all, I’m not going to waste my time doing it.” — MystieWinkler I mentioned that when it comes to homeschooling AND housekeeping, you do need to lower your standards and expectations a little bit. {Here's a post about more on this: Help! I Homeschool & My House is a Mess!} Mystie states that her eyes were opened to the “why” from reading two novels: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen and Bleak House by Charles Dickens. “[In the novel] Bleak House, [the main] character is wrapped up in how she keeps her house. The fact that she has the ‘household keys’ and that the house runs smoothly because of her was a huge part of the beauty that she brings.” — Mystie Winkler Mystie said that reading about this character from the Dickens classic helped open her eyes to the fact that details do matter and that the way one keep her house reflects on the character of the housekeeper. “[Paying attention to details is a] way that we love people. It’s not meaningless, because it’s a gift that we’re giving to others.” — Mystie Winkler “The way we keep our house does speak to our character.”— Mystie Winkler I brought up the book Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot and explained how the author brought up the fact that if you want to see if someone is disciplined, look at their house. I was convicted! Mystie said that part of coming to know the meaning and value of cleaning up is doing it for others. Not just people you invite over, but the people that live in your house. “You need to bless your family as well as you would bless others with your house and the standard you keep your house in…and what also prepares you for hospitality is when you make it a priority to actually take time to get a little bit organized here and there.”   — Kristi Clover Mystie talked about her blogs: Simplified Organization: where she keeps home and life management thoughts Simply Convivial: her homeschooling blog. Mystie shared her thoughts on productivity and about how we only have “so much time” in our day. We need to be investing it in areas that are not self-focused. We need to ask ourselves, — “What are the roles or responsibilities that God has given to me?” — “Who am I supposed to be serving?” — “Am I using my time to build and grow my family?” Mystie discussed that serving the important people in her life comes before productivity and that feeling of accomplishment in herself. I asked Mystie to talk about one of her key habits for productivity: Decluttering your brain! She said it’s good to write down all the thoughts and worries that are occupying your mind on a piece of paper. On paper, it’s much more obvious that we have too many commitments or emotional ties to unimportant duties. Mystie talked about brain dumping on paper vs. brain dumping on the computer. She explained how mental space and different brain connections comes into play. Once the brain dump is out, you: 1) Go through and delete as much as possible, 2) Set up a reliable calendar, a place to keep to-do lists, and a place to keep reference notes, & 3) Look at the lists regularly! Because it’ll only work if you review them. Mystie teaches in her Habits of Productivity course about how to use Evernote and paper for such organization. Evernote has a good search function for finding notes efficiently and can recognize scanned-in notes. “Your brain is for thinking and not for remembering.” — Mystie Winkler (from the book Getting Things Done by David Allen) Books Mentioned… Mansfield Park by Jane Austen Bleak House by Charles Dickens Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot Life Management for Busy Women by Elizabeth George Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen Please Note... Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes. Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It's a great way to keep in touch...and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join! Make sure you head over to listen to my other interviews HERE! I know you will love these episodes! Help Get the Word Out... My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thanks! *My "Thank You" for Your Rating & Review on iTunes or Stitcher* If you do subscribe, rate, & review this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, I'd love to thank you by giving you $5 off at my store! Just leave the review and email me, and I'll send you a coupon code to access the coloring book! (See show notes for details) Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast! I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. Connect Online: My Website Facebook  Instagram YouTube Pinterest Twitter Connect with Mystie… Mystie is a homeschooled homeschooler, married to her high school sweetheart, educating her five children ages thirteen to four. She loves to take big ideas and grand visions and make them practicable in real life. She blogs at Simplified Organization,  Simply Convivial, and Schole Sisters. You can check out all her awesome organizations courses and books HERE!!

41mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #11

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SJP #013: Sarah Jakes Roberts: Don’t Settle for Safe!

In this episode, Sarah and I talk about how to not settle for safe (and why). Sarah's story and testimony are amazing. I just know you are going to be blown away by this episode with Sarah!  Welcome to the Simply Joyful PodcastEpisode #013 with Sarah Jakes Roberts Don’t Settle for SafeShow Notes: KristiClover.com/013 Sarah Jakes Roberts is one of those people who has “been there and done that.” She has learned how to break destructive cycles to discover the best that life can offer someone who refuses to settle. Pregnant at 13, married at 19, divorced at 23, as well as being the daughter of T. D. Jakes, Sarah has amazing testimonials that are found in her two books, Lost and Found and Don’t Settle for Safe. In these books, she shares real stories about where life has taken her and the journey she’s gone through. In this podcast, Sarah and I will be discussing how God allows our past to create an amazing and abundant future for us.  Also know that everything we talk about can be found at KristiClover.com/013 or at simplyjoyfulpodcast.com. I have all the links and highlights mentioned in this show there! On a “Simply” & “Joyful” side note… I asked Sarah about what she does to simplify her life and she has a great response! She gives tips on creating a space where, as a mom, she doesn't feel guilty for taking a minute for herself—such great advice. I know you're going to love it! Go to: https://kristiclover.com/freedownload to get a 30 day free trial of Audible — complete with a credit for a free audiobook download. Books Mentioned… Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life Don't Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable Scripture Mentioned… “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:29 Please Note... Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes. Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It's a great way to keep in touch...and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join! Make sure you head over to listen to my other interviews HERE! I know you will love these episodes! Help Get the Word Out... My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thanks! My "Thank You" for Your Rating & Review on iTunes or Stitcher If you do subscribe, rate, & review this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, I'd love to thank you by giving you $5 off at my store! Just leave the review and email me, and I'll send you a coupon code to access the coloring book! (See show notes for details) Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast! I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. Connect Online: My Website Facebook  Instagram YouTube Pinterest Twitter Connect with Sarah… Sarah Jakes Roberts is a take-charge business-woman, writer and media personality who expertly balances career, ministry and family. Wife to an epic king, mom to intelligent children, daughter of remarkable parents, & proud sis to talented siblings. You can check out Sarah's books HERE on Amazon! You can find Sarah on her website at www.sarahjakesroberts.com.

34mins

17 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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SJP #80: Time Management Hacks with Morgan Tyree

SJP #80: Time Management Hacks with Morgan Tyree I am excited for today’s episode on organization because you know my passion is helping people get organized. I wasn’t always a master organizer - read about my journey if my book Master Organizer of Mayhem. Which is why taking a whole month to discuss organization is so special to me! I get to talk with some experts and share what I have learned through the years of parenting and trying to get organized — because it’s a whole other ball game when you have kids aka people who move things, as I refer to them in the book. Today we’re going to take a look at a very important piece of the organizing puzzle and that is time management. Time management is really the key to getting organized in so many ways! If we’re not making time to get organized, it’s not going to happen. Today I have my dear friend, Morgan Tyree, with us to discuss time management hacks outlined in her new book, Take Back Your Time. We’re going to hear about how she categorizes time management because her way is VERY unique and effective! She is a professional organizer and calls herself a chaos calmer (which I think is just beautiful). Check out her blog, morganizewithme.com to learn more about her! Get links and show notes here: https://kristiclover.com/080 Find out more about my new book here: http://kristiclover.com/MOMbook I know that you're going to love this episode with Morgan Tyree! Get ready to be encouraged! 

33mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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SJP #93: Fear is Not the Boss of You with Jennifer Allwood

Today on the show I have my new friend, Jennifer Allwood, author of the book Fear is Not the Boss of You. This could not have come at a better time. I can't wait for you to listen in because everything that we talked about is so applicable for this time. There's a lot of fear going on, a lot of unknown. Fear is Not the Boss of You is going to be such an encouragement to you. This conversation will hopefully strike a cord in helping to remind you not to let fear overcome you. Rest in the fact that God Almighty has got you in His hand, and we can be overcomers in this time. For those of you who are not familiar with Jennifer, she is amazing. She is a powerhouse! She has an amazing podcast, The Jennifer Allwood Show. She is best known for being a cheerleader for women and adds Biblical truth to the modern-day dream big mantra. She also does business coaching — a big part of her story is how she went from a creative to her business coaching. It's an amazing story and I can't wait for you to hear it! Get links and show notes here: https://kristiclover.com/093 Find out more information about my new book here: https://kristiclover.com/MOMbook I know that you’re going to love this interview with Jennifer! Get ready to be encouraged!

38mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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SJP #005 : Jill Savage : No More Perfect Marriages! A Candid Conversation on Marriage!

Welcome to the Simply Joyful Podcast Episode #005 with Jill Savage Show Notes: KristiClover.com/005 Marriage! We’re talking about marriage today! It’s perfect timing with Valentine’s Day here. I know this episode is going to be such an incredible blessing to you! My lovely guest Jill Savage is sharing from her new book, No More Perfect Marriages. She gets very vulnerable and talks about her husband’s infidelity and how that impacted their family. I know you will be encouraged as she shares very practical advice about how you can work to affair proof your own marriage by being more aware of the “slow fades” that you may have. I can’t wait for you to listen in...and if you are listening on our release day…. Special Valentine’s Day “Eve” Giveaway!… Mark and Jill have a very special giveaway that is ends TONIGHT at midnight! If you buy there new book, No More Perfect Marriages, today, you can enter to win a Marriage Enrichment Weekend with Mark & Jill — including dinner at their home! How fun is that?! Be sure to purchase your book HERE — then head over to the giveaway page HERE to get signed up! In This Episode… In this episode Jill is sharing some amazing insight on marriage. She and her husband Mark wrote a blog series called “No More Perfect Marriages,” which tells of the story of their marriage going through a horrendous crisis. God asked them to share their story which is where their book No More Perfect Marriages was designed. Their story is ultimately a story written for every marriage, in any stage. I hope you will be encouraged with every episode of this podcast…starting with this one! Highlights from This Show… — Why we often enter into marriage with an unrealistic expectations of the “perfect marriage” and how we often handle it. — How society influences us and we play the comparison game to our life. — The new book is based on the insides of the Savage’s very real marriage. — The meaning of the “Perfection Infection”  — Jill talks about how despite doing everything right, infidelity still became apart of their story. — Jill shares her biggest affair proofing tip for marriage and the slow fade of minimizing. — What is the “Naked Email Challenge?” and what it has been renamed to. — Jill will be speaking at Hearts at Home this year! Books Mentioned… No More Perfect Marriages Better Together No More Perfect Moms Is There Really Sex After Kids? No More Perfect Kids Your Spouse Isn’t the Person You Married Please Note… -- Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes. -- Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It's a great way to keep in touch...and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join! -- Make sure you head over to listen to my first podcast introducing the Simply Joyful Podcast & myself (HERE). Also don't miss my first few interviews with Tricia Goyer (HERE), Chrystal Hurst (HERE), and Pam Barnhill (HERE)!!!! I know you will love these episodes! Help Get the Word Out... My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thanks! *My "Thank You" for Your Rating & Review on iTunes or Stitcher* If you do subscribe, rate, & review this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, I'd love to thank you by giving you my new Sanity Savers for Moms Coloring Book for FREE! Just leave the review and email me, and I'll send you a coupon code to access the coloring book! (See show notes for details) Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast! I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. Connect with Kristi: My Website Facebook  Instagram YouTube Pinterest Twitter Connect with Jill: Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author of eleven books including Professionalizing Motherhood, My Hearts At Home, Real Moms…!Real Jesus, Living With Less So Your Family Has More, No More Perfect Kids, the bestselling release No More Perfect Moms, Better Together, and No More Perfect Marriages. Featured on Focus on the Family, Crosswalk.com, Huffington Post, and Family Life Today, Jill is the founder of Hearts at Home, an organization that encourages women. Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children, two who are married, two granddaughters and one grandson. They make their home in Normal, Illinois. You can find Jill online at www.jillsavage.org. Check out more of Jill’s books HERE on Amazon.

45mins

13 Feb 2017

Rank #15

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SJP #065 Kristi Clover: Does Your Life “Spark Joy”?

Does Your Life “Spark Joy”? In today’s episode, we’re talking about the newest craze in the home organization world: Marie Kondo! Her new Netflix show has everyone buzzing online about decluttering…and determining whether their home is filled with items that “spark joy.” Yet, we’re getting deeper into how to have real joy in our home, schedule, and life and asking, “Does your life spark joy?” It’s easy to allow our attitude to cloud our judgement of joy. So, I hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast—the first after a nine-month long break to write my new book: M.O.M.= Master Organizer of Mayhem: Simple Solutions to Organize Chaos and Bring More Joy into Your Home It’s now available for Pre-Sale: https://amzn.to/2HsNO8h Never miss an episode! Subscribe, Rate, & Review! Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode: KristiClover.com/iTunes or KristiClover.com/Stitcher … & now GooglePlay While you’re there, leave a rating and review to help others find the show! Thanks! LINKS MENTIONED ON TODAY’S SHOW: Join our Simply Joyful Community and get a free copy of my Sanity Savers for Moms book here: KristiClover.com/join Get more encouragement throughout your week as part of our Simply Joyful Membership: KristiClover.com/membership Don’t miss all my upcoming YouTube and Instagram videos about all things home organization! Follow me on both: KristiClover.tv & @KristiClover on IG Find more encouragement at KristiClover.com & more great Simply Joyful Podcast episodes at SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com Verses mentioned: Psalm 1, Jeremiah 17, and Galatians 5 BOOKS & PODCASTS MENTIONED: Dana White: Decluttering at the Speed of Life -- & Listen to my interview with Dana on the Simply Joyful Podcast episode #52 Emily Ley: A Simplified Life -- & Listen to my interview with Emily on the Simply Joyful Podcast episode #51 Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing-- & her Netflix show: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo MORE GREAT LINKS TO CHECK OUT: I didn’t mention that I have a weight loss program that I love called Optavia! I’m a health coach with them. If you are interested in learning more about that and my special coaching program, just head HERE for more info. Listening to Audio Books with Audible! The Simply Joyful Podcast mug Join our Facebook Community, too! Your question might just be used in the podcast. I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. LET’S CONNECT: My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter **This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions.

27mins

13 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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SJP #015: Dr. Meg Meeker: Help Your Husband Be a Hero in the Home

Welcome to the Simply Joyful PodcastEpisode #015 with Dr. Meg Meeker Helping Your Husband Be a Hero in the Home Head to KristiClover.com/015 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you! WELCOME BACK! We are officially kicking off Season Two of the podcast with a whopper of a show for you! –& A BIG GIVEAWAY! We have Dr. Meg Meeker, this country's leading authority on parenting, teens, and children's health, on today for a Father's Day special. Meg is a writer, speaker, and a mom of four. She is also a pediatrician who does counseling with her own patients and shares a medical practice with her husband, who is also a physician. I can't wait for you to listen in and be encouraged! THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST GIVEAWAY!Don't Miss This! June 12th - 20th Yay! It's officially here! To celebrate the start of "Season Two" of the podcast, we are having an AWESOME giveaway! ALL of my guests from "Season One" have contributed either a book or a course to the giveaway. I'm so excited! Be sure to check out all the various ways you can sign up to win. I'm even giving away my super adorable Simply Joyful Podcast Mugs! So, check out all the details HERE!  Click HERE to enter today!! ALSO MENTIONED ON THE SHOW... Covenant Eyes We discussed the destructive effect that porn has on families -- men, women, and children. My family is getting ready to install Covenant Eyes on all the devices in our home. Internet safety is extremely important to me. I hope you'll check out their program. The have both filtering and accountability functions. Find out more HERE. IN THIS EPISODE... In this episode, Meg shares about how she first started her writing career —and the fact that she was Dr. James Dobson's co-host for 4 years. Then we jump right into discussing the widespread problem that society is faced with the lack of good fathers and the importance for a child to have a “hero” dad. You are going to LOVE this episode! (Check out the show notes to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!) BOOKS MENTIONED… The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men  Bringing Up Boys HELP GET THE WORD OUT! My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast! I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. Let’s Connect: My Website Facebook  Instagram YouTube Pinterest Twitter Connect with Dr. Meg: Pediatrician, mother, and best-selling author of six books, Dr. Meg Meeker is the country’s leading authority on parenting, teens and children’s health. She served as co-host of Dr. James Dobson’s nationally-syndicated daily radio program Family Talk from 2012-2016, and has appeared on national programs including TODAY, FOX & Friends, Dateline, NPR, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, Oprah Radio, and more. Dr. Meeker is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, certified by The American Board of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of The Medical Institute. She is an active part of the NFL’s Fatherhood Initiative, and is a regular speaker at Dave Ramsey’s Smart Conferences. You can check out Dr. Meg's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.MegMeekerMD.com. Don't miss her awesome podcast:  Parenting Great Kids! 

59mins

12 Jun 2017

Rank #17

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SJP #046: Kat Lee: How to Create a Better Morning Routine!

Episode #046 with Kat Lee -- How to Create a Better Morning Routine! * Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/046 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you! A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish *Be sure to check out all their amazingly delicious meals at PeachDish.com. You can get $15 OFF your first order by using the coupon code: SIMPLYJOYFUL BOOKS & POSTS MENTIONED… Hello Mornings New Beginnings At My Savior's Feet Rest and Release Overwhelmed Love Does Finish My podcast episode with Heather MacFadyen: Learning How to Remain a God Centered Mom Hello Morning community? You can join the community HERE LINKS TO OTHER THINGS MENTIONED… (See more details on the SHOW NOTES!) Get $15 OFF your first PeachDish.com order with the coupon code: SIMPLYJOYFUL Interested in starting a business that you’ll love? Well, I’ll be sharing more about how I built my business and more about B School (which I mentioned in the show) in February. Find out more HERE. Join our Simply Joyful community and get my Sanity Savers for Moms book FREE! The Simply Joyful Membership Site!! — To hear my special “How to Set Better Goals in 2018” bonus podcast episode! I forgot to mention that I have a weight loss program that I love called Optavia! I’m a health coach with them. If you are interested in learning more about that and my special coaching program, just head HERE for more info. Listening to Audio Books with Audible! The Simply Joyful Podcast mug Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss the next encouraging episode! iTunes & Stitcher & now GooglePlay I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. LET’S CONNECT!… I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to.  My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter CONNECT WITH KAT… Kat Lee is passionate about teaching others how to jumpstart each day with a grace-filled, life-giving morning routine. She is a writer, speaker, podcaster, and founder of HelloMornings.org. She and her husband, Jimmy, live in Waco, Texas with their three children. You can check out Kat's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.hellomornings.org. **This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions.

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19 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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SJP #95: Leaving a Legacy of Quiet Strength with Trudy Cathy White

Today we have none other than Trudy Cathy White back on the show talking about her newest book, A Quiet Strength. I could not be more thrilled because she is such a dear, sweet person and has so much wisdom. If you missed the last episode we did with her, make sure to check it out. Today we're going to be chatting about A Quiet Strength which is the life and legacy of her mom Jeannette Cathy. I can't wait for you to listen in to this Mother's Day special! I really wanted something special for this Mother's Day episode, and I love that Trudy is a mom talking about her mom. I know that you are going to be encouraged as you listen to her share the wonderful life lessons and treasures that she has had in her life. Get links and show notes here: https://kristiclover.com/095 Find out more information about my new book here: https://kristiclover.com/MOMbook I know that you’re going to love this interview with Trudy! Get ready to be encouraged!

19mins

7 May 2020

Rank #19

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SJP #019: Pam Farrel: Making Marriage Fun! Crazy, Awesome Advice to Make Your Marriage Last

Episode #019 with Pam FarrelMaking Marriage Fun! Crazy, Awesome Advice to Make Your Marriage Last! Head to KristiClover.com/019 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you! Ma-widge! Any Princess Bride fans out there? Ha! We love that movie. One of our favorite iconic moments is when the priest says “marriage” with a weird accent. Well, today, that's what we are talking about! Marriage! & boy, oh boy, have I got a fun episode for you. Pam and I get laughing so hard on this episode. Pam shares some crazy, awesome advice about building a marriage that will last. You are going to love it.  We also talk about hard things like divorce and the effect it has had on our lives as kids. Be prepared for a really fun episode! The tips that Pam shares are going to bless your marriage! ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE… Pam says to make romantic rituals. Place some things in your life that are just habits that keep you in love. Look for time during the day that you can be alone with your spouse—even if it’s 10-15 minutes throughout the day. IN THIS EPISODE… In this episode, Mary and I talk about her new book Worth Living. Worth Living  debunks all the lies we tell ourself while bringing the “audacious truths.” Mary is a full time writer and speaker who talks about God’s restoring process. She has three older kids and her family lives in the Dallas area. I know you will be so encouraged by this episode! (Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!) BOOKS & MOVIES MENTIONED… The Princess Bride Red Hot Monogamy Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: Unlocking the Secrets to Life, Love, and Marriage Rocky 7 Simple Skills™ for Every Woman: Success in Keeping Everything Together 7 Simple Skills™ for Every Man: Success in Relationships, Work, and Your Walk with God Twister HELP SUPPORT THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST!... Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing. When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them! Check out these companies (through my affiliate links): — Covenant Eyes — Audible — Amazon LET'S GET THE WORD OUT!... My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast! I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful. LET'S CONNECT!... My Website Facebook  Instagram YouTube Pinterest Twitter CONNECT WITH PAM FARREL: Pam Farrel is the author of 45 books, founder and director Love-wise , and co-author with husband of over 25 years of bestselling Men Are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti. Pam and Bill are the parents of 3 active children, ages 20 to 26 and have been working with couples their entire adult life. To relax, they enjoy cheering for their sons at sporting events, reading, and exercising together…especially when it consists of kayaking or a long walk at the beach.  You can check out Pam's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at Love-Wise. **This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions

49mins

10 Jul 2017

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