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More to Be Podcast

Are you ready to live the life you were made for?You were never meant for an "as is" life. Yes, God made you for more . . . but how do you find it? Join Elisa Pulliam, the founder of More to Be, host of this podcast, and seasoned life coach to discover how you can experience wholehearted breakthrough and authentic life transformation so that you can align your life with God’s best. Lisa brings to you biblical principles combined with the best mental health practices for caring for your heart, mind, body, and soul. Consider this podcast a Bible-study-on-the-go designed to intentionally help you steward your emotional, spiritual, physical, and relational wellbeing so that you may live a life of purpose and impact. That is the more to be life you were made for.Learn more at MoreToBe.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Strategies for Avoiding Burnout & Enjoying Everyday Life (Part 1)

Are you feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Uncertain about your next step?Wouldn't it be nice to clearly hear from God so that you can move in the direction He leads!It is our prayer that this episode will help you discover God's best next step as you listen in on our Coffee with the Coaches gathering. Each month, I'm joined by my network of More to Be Coaches for a live online gathering to answers questions from our tribe.We'd love to have you join us for the next Coffee with the Coaches, so head over to Moretobe.com/coffee/ to register. You'll have the chance to win coffee and a coaching session, plus you can submit your question for us to answer next time.On this episode, you'll hear:Strategies for Overcoming Burnout So You can Enjoy Everyday LifeWhat to do if you're a single mom coming out of an abusive marriage? {Carly Webber}How to respond in a positive and encourage a pre-teen son? {Jennifer Booth}What do you do when you feel like you are going through the valley of dry bones? {Cari Barney}How do you combat compassion fatigue? {Elisa Pulliam}How do you know coaching is your calling? {Elisa Pulliam}How do you pray specifically for my children and spouse to return to the Lord? {Elisa Pulliam}How do you go about seeking the Lord for counsel at times of transition? {Cari Barney}Yes, this episode is loaded with wisdom and practical coaching questions to use as you seek God's best for your life today.Don't forget to register for the next Coffee with the Coaches at Moretobe.com/coffee/.MENTIONS• How to Find Your Calling• More to Be Podcast• Align: A Biblical Life-Strategy Workbook . . . enter coupon code ALIGN at checkout to save $5!!!!• Life Coach Training• Meet our Coaches• Book a Consultation CallWe count it a privilege to coming alongside you with biblical encouragement! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

21 Feb 2020

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#102: Be Transformed - Part 2

In this episode, your hosts, Elisa Pulliam and Angela Sackett, continue chatting on the topic, “Be Transformed.”  Continuing in her personal story, Elisa introduces the idea of “Trap and Transform" building from the principles found in 2 Corinthians 10:5 and Romans 12:2.Highlights & Reflection GuideWe have to move ourselves out of the habit of just reacting and move into being response - able. -ElisaTrap: 2 Corinthians 10:5 - Actively shutting down lies that contradict His Word!Transform: Romans 12:2 - Letting God change our thinking and thereby change our living.More to Be is not about doing more, but becoming more like Jesus. - ElisaWe need be responding to and thinking about life through the lens of Scripture.We need to put away what is not true, and to consume what is true. (“Eat good food, not junk food,” physically and spiritually!) - AngelaWe need to “take off” the old nature to walk into the “new nature” in Christ.Being transformed is a process!  As God works in our hearts, through our obedience, He changes both our thoughts and our actions.Reflection GuideTo grab the downloadable reflection guide, click here.Related ContentIf you're ready to embrace the whole-life transformation from a Biblical perspective, how about enrolling in the Infuse Life Transformation Course or working one-on-one with Elisa through the Life Transformation Coaching program.God allowed Angela to celebrate as she recalled some really ugly moments in her past, while also realizing how He has worked to transform her thoughts and actions as a wife and mama. Read more about her Thoughts on Thankfulness in Letting Go, as well as “Eating Good Food,” Spiritually and Physically and a Facebook live recipe video about spiritual “health food”. Stay ConnectedSubscribe on iTunes.Be sure to leave a review. The more reviews, the greater chance others will find us.Connect with us!Elisa on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and the More to Be TribeAngela on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Everyday Welcome See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

18mins

19 Jan 2018

Rank #2

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#411: Becoming a Woman Who Endures Well

Don't you wish life would be a little less challenge?Maybe you're still looking for the easy button, thinking that if you pray hard enough, long enough, the load will lighten up.Or maybe you're ready to throw in the towel because endurance isn't your strong suit.On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Kalie Kelch and I wrap up season 4 with a chat about enduring well in the midst of struggle and trials. It's a rather appropriate ending of not only this season but also this year for me personally, with the loss of my father-in-law just before Thanksgiving.Although we recorded this episode in the early fall, I only got around to editing it in early December at a time when I needed to hear the truths we spoke about . . . and I believe you may find the same is true for you.I can look back and see how God was preparing me for what was to come with a deeply embedded reminder of Romans 5 and a fresh perspective on how to face the hard times.I hope you have time to listen to our conversation as though you're sitting right with us and take courage to face your trials as part of becoming a woman who endures well. Scripture FocusRomans 5Continue to GrowLife Coach Training CourseAlign Life Strategy Coaching ProgramBiblical Mentor Training CourseListen & Share EverywhereIf you’ve been blessed by this podcast, then we hope you’ll show your support by sharing it with your friends and family! We would also be so grateful for you to rate and review our podcast wherever you listen in your favorite app. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify.Become a Sisterhood MemberIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you to become a Sisterhood Member as a way of supporting our podcast and ministry. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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#510: Breaking Anxiety's Grip

Does anxiety have a grip on you or someone you love?Have you been caught in the cycle of shame, feeling like it's a faith issue you can't resolve?Maybe you've explored every option, every doctor, every technique, and the relief just hasn't come?You're not alone! I say that often, but I really do mean it. And in this episode of the More to Be Podcast, you'll hear why anxiety is such an issue facing us today, as well as practical steps to break anxiety's grip on your life, whether you're the one who suffers or find yourself as a caregiver.My friend and trusted sister-in-Christ, Dr. Michelle Bengtson, brings to us her expertise and personal experience battling anxiety and depression. She is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with more than 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and mental disorders in children, adults, and seniors. She has been in private practice for more than a decade of that time. Michelle is on a mission to instill hope in the hearts of those who are suffering from or caring for those with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disorders, head injuries, dementia, and the neurological side effects of illnesses such as Epilepsy, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, and Cancer, as well as psychiatric disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder.This episode is filled with compassion, hope, and practical, biblically-steeped steps to use in not only a battle with anxiety and depression but anytime fear or worry threaten to overtake our faith.Continue to GrowBreaking Anxiety's Grip by Dr. Michelle BengtsonHope Prevails by Dr. Michelle BengtsonDr. Michelle Bengtson's WebsiteLife Coach Training CourseEncounter God: 52 Scripture Cards R.A.W. Scripture Study MethodEquine-Assisted CoachingMeet the New YouBiblical Mentor Training CourseEmbracing the Roundabout Way PodcastAnxiety Podcasts & Resources Available at More to BeListen & Share EverywhereIf you’ve been blessed by this podcast, then we hope you’ll show your support by sharing it with your friends and family! We would also be so grateful for you to rate and review our podcast wherever you listen in your favorite app.Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and SpotifyBecome a Sisterhood MemberIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you to become a Sisterhood Member as a way of supporting our podcast and ministry. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. Enter coupon code “Podcast” at checkout to save an additional $20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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#103: Be Made New - Part 1

In this episode, your hosts, Elisa Pulliam and Angela Sackett, discuss the topic “Be Made New.” Angela shares a little of her life and faith story as they unpack Ephesians 2:1-10 together.HighlightsHe longs for us to come to him, to be drawn to His transforming work in our lives. -AngelaGod’s working is not based on fear, or on emotional highs and lows.God, what is the story of my life; what is the story that you’re telling? -ElisaSpiritual healing comes as we grow in a biblical understanding of God and the Christian life.I want to walk as a woman of God, of tenderness, of humility, of repentance. -AngelaGod can use the deeply invested, sacrificial love of His people to reach into hearts and lives, as a vehicle for His transformation.God is the common denominator who is about the business of transforming our understanding of His love throughout our lives. - ElisaGod’s word is a series of stories illustrating that His love is poured out through hardships and blessings.What was, what is, and what is to come . . . as we’re made new as women of God; what we were is gone, as a woman of Christ. - AngelaGod will be faithful to teach us and lead us in the middle of the hardships and blessings.Where do I need to walk in humility and perseverance? -ElisaReflection GuideTo grab the downloadable reflection guide, click here.Related ContentTake a peek into a bit more of Angela's story in an interview with her mom and daughter and read these thoughts on connecting across generations (and the fruit of my story of redemption!)If you want to consider at a deeper level how God is writing a new story in your life, the Infuse Life Transformation Course will take you through that journey one step at a time.Stay ConnectedSubscribe on iTunes!Be sure to leave a review. The more reviews, the greater chance others will find us.Connect with us!Elisa on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and the More to Be TribeAngela on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Everyday Welcome See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

18mins

20 Jan 2018

Rank #5

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410: Making Time for God and His Word

Do you struggle to meet with God each day, feeling like the tyranny of the urgent is ruling your life?Is getting into the Word something that you long for but can't quite find a routine that works for you?Maybe you think that you'll be just fine on your own without personal study of Scripture?This episode of the More to Be Podcast is filled with simple tips and practical strategies to shift your thinking and habits toward pursuing time with God each day and studying the Word for yourself. I'm joined by friend and fellow Bible study teacher, Asheritah Cuicui, for a heart-to-heart chat about integrating the discipline of daily Bible study into our morning routine.Asheritah's recent book, Bible & Breakfast, will inspire and guide you into a new habit of connecting with God. Filled with yummy and healthy breakfast recipes (oh my, the chocolate granola) alongside thought-provoking devotions, you'll discover that God's Word is the best thing you can feast on each day, whether you're a busy mama, working woman, or savoring a slower season in life. You can get a sneak peek of it at BibleandBreakfast.com and connect with Asheritah at OneThingAlone.com.Scripture FocusJohn 21Continue to GrowBible & Breakfast by Asheritah CiuciuConnect with Asheritah at OneThingAlone.com.Holy WholeLife Coach Training CourseLife Coaching for MomsBiblical Mentor Training CourseBecome a Sisterhood MemberIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you to become a Sisterhood Member as a way of supporting our podcast and ministry. You'll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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#504: How to Handle All those Triggers

Are you tired of your over-reactions to life's everyday issues?Have you lost hope that your marriage will ever get out of this rut?Maybe you're utterly spent emotionally, totally depleted of reserves, and feel like you'll never be the wife or mama you imagined?As I often say, "Sister, you're not alone. There is hope."This latest episode on the More to Be Podcast reiterates that message for every weary woman, every triggered mama, every disheartened wife. Amber Lia, author of Marriage Triggers with her husband, Guy, and co-author of Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses, with Wendy Speake, shares such deep biblical wisdom with relevant action steps.You'll be encouraged to pursue God for real and lasting transformation, not only in your relationships but in yourself. Count this as your marching orders, girding you up by the power of the Holy Spirit, to face the most daunting daily struggles with fresh hope and perspective.Scripture FocusEzra 5 - 8Ecclesiastes 7:5-14Continue to GrowMarriage TriggersAmber Lia at MotherofKnights.comGentle Parenting with Amber & WendyParenting TriggersLife Coach Training CourseEncounter God: 52 Scripture Cards R.A.W. Scripture Study MethodEquine-Assisted CoachingBiblical Mentor Training CourseListen & Share EverywhereIf you’ve been blessed by this podcast, then we hope you’ll show your support by sharing it with your friends and family! We would also be so grateful for you to rate and review our podcast wherever you listen in your favorite app.Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and SpotifyBecome a Sisterhood MemberIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you to become a Sisterhood Member as a way of supporting our podcast and ministry. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. Enter coupon code “Podcast” at checkout to save an additional $20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

How does the fear of failure impact your life?Moreover, what is the impact of fear of failure on your career and calling? On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, we dig into the topic of fear of failure, especially in the context of career and calling, with Leah Archibald, of the Theology of work and host of the ___ Podcast. But before we jump into our discussion about fears and failure, Leah and I connect over our Jewish heritage and college faith-conversions. Leah share how her faith was on the outside of her Monday through Friday marketplace life.Scripture FocusDeuteronomy 1:19-45Continue to GrowLeah Archibald, Theology of WorkMaking it Work PodcastEmotionally Healthy Spirituality Emotionally Healthy LeadershipLife Coach Training CourseEncounter God: 52 Scripture Cards Equine-Assisted CoachingBiblical Mentor Training CourseListen & Share EverywhereIf you’ve been blessed by this podcast, then we hope you’ll show your support by sharing it with your friends and family! We would also be so grateful for you to rate and review our podcast wherever you listen in your favorite app.Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and SpotifyBecome a Sisterhood MemberIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you to become a Sisterhood Member as a way of supporting our podcast and ministry. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word.Join the Sisterhood HereEnter coupon code “Podcast” at checkout to save an additional $20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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#408: Pursuing a Grumble-Free Heart and Home

Is grumbling the tone of your heart and home?Maybe that's a habit you've inherited. Maybe it's one that has been triggered by life's trials.No matter what has caused the grumbling, you can make strides toward a grumble-free life and cultivate a new culture in your home.\On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I'm joined by my friend, Tricia Goyer, who offers us such a fresh perspective on parenting through the grumbles with a new vision. You might have heard her on the podcast before as we chatted about anger. Tricia has plenty of real-life experience dealing with anger and the grumbles, as she is the homeschool mom of ten, a doting grandma, and wife to John. In her latest book, The Grumble-Free Year, Tricia invites us to experience the lessons learned through a twelve-month journey with her family to bring an end to grumbling.This episode is packed full of practical application, as I share what I've learned in my trauma-focused equine-assisted therapy course about the brain and offer you a new way to respond to grumpy and angry emotions in yourself and your kiddos. We also walk through the Scriptures, especially Mark 4, considering the Parable of the Sower . . . a.k.a. . . . mother. This episode will most definitely help think biblically and consider the transformation steps God is leading you to embrace in your life. Scripture FocusGalatians 5John 15Mark 4Philippians 14:2Continue to GrowTrauma-Focused Equined-Assisted CoachingThe Grumble-Free Year, by Tricia GoyerGet to know Tricia at https://www.triciagoyer.com/Emotionally Healthy Leadership by Peter ScazzeroLife Coach Training CourseLife Coaching for MomsBiblical Mentor Training CourseBecome a Sisterhood MemberIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you to become a Sisterhood Member!  You'll gain access to over $100 worth of resources! Enter coupon code "Podcast" at checkout to save an additional $20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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#202: Letting Go of Control

The founder of More to Be and your host of the podcast, Elisa Pulliam, is joined by friend and special guest, Jennifer Dukes Lee, for a power-packed discussion about our identity in Christ. They wind their way through the Scriptures, looking at what it means to be "the one whom Jesus keeps on loving" and how that changes everything about how we live and trust God more. This episode is packed with hope, wisdom, and a good laugh about mammograms . . .There's not an off-ramp for metrics. You're groomed on the on-ramp. - ElisaMaybe your 40s is your off-ramp season . . . when you come to terms with the answer, "no." - ElisaJesus was the defining relationship in John's life. - JenniferWe will always surrender our lives to the defining love or influence in our life. - JenniferWhat is the defining love and influence in your life? - JenniferIf we love anyone or anything more than God, then that is our idol . . . that is what we are a "disciple" to. - ElisaAre we going to sit next to Jesus, secure in our identity or looking a Jesus from afar? - JenniferBeloved: The disciple whom Jesus keeps on loving. We are the ones Jesus keeps on loving. - JenniferYou are not the Christ. - Jennifer I want women to have a fresh encounter with God and not a fresh encounter with me. - ElisaYes, this episode ties in perfectly to Jennifer's newest book and bible study, It's All Under Control: A Journey of Letting Go, Hanging On, and Finding a Peace You Almost Forgot Was Possible. Learn more about the book here, take the It's All Under Control Quiz, and check out the Busy to Best Challenge!Scripture FocusJohn, the Beloved - John 13:23, John 19:26, John 20:2, John 21:20, John 21:7John, the Baptist - John 1:19-32Notable Links & MentionsWant to experience coach training for yourself? Sign up for the next coach training course here.Would you like to experience life coaching for yourself and receive help as you unpacking your identity in Christ? Check out this package!Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God's WordGrab theR.A.W. Scripture Study Method and join us in the More to Be Tribe Facebook Group.Use the More to Be Podcast Reflection Guide to turn this episode into your own personal Bible study.It's All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes LeeConnect with Jennifer at jenniferdukeslee.comShare & BlessListen on iTunes, Stitcher, and SpotifyIf you've been blessed by this podcast, then hope you'll show your support by share it with your friends and family! We would also be so grateful for you to rate and review our podcast wherever you listen.Support by Becoming a MemberThe best way to support the ministry of More to Be & the More to Be Podcast? is to become a More to Be Tribe Member. With your yearly or monthly membership, you’ll gain access to a library of biblical life application studies and worksheets, audio recordings. and video teachings with exclusive resources added each month. Click here for the special link just for podcast listeners. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #10

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#129: Be Happy with Jennifer Dukes Lee

On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Elisa Pulliam is joined by fellow author and friend, Jennifer Dukes Lee, in the kick off for the Unblinded Faith Series, inspired by Elisa's newest devotional book, Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God's Word. Jennifer is the author of The Happiness Dare and Love Idol. She is a popular blogger, writer for Dayspring’s (in)courage, and a speaker at women’s conferences across the United States. Her words have been featured on numerous podcasts, radio programs, Proverbs 31 Ministries, Fox News Opinion, the Des Moines Register, and Today’s Christian Woman.A former news reporter for several Midwestern newspapers, Jennifer still loves to chase a great story. Nowadays, however, she prefers to write about the remarkably good news of Jesus Christ. She clings to the hope of the Cross and is passionate about sharing the gospel through story. She believes in miracles; she is one. She marvels at God’s unrelenting grace for people who mess up—stumbling sinners like her, who have been made whole through Christ.Jennifer and her husband live on the Lee family farm, where they raise crops, pigs, and two humans. She attends a small country church where some Sundays you’ll find her spinning tunes as the church deejay. She’s a big fan of dark chocolate, emojis, eighties music, bright lipstick, and Netflix binges. She wants to live life in such a way that you can’t help but want more of Jesus.In this episode, Be Happy, Jennifer shares the journey of how she discovered that happiness is actually a part of God's design for our lives. She and Elisa chat about the Parable of the Talents, found in Matthew 25:14-30, and her Happiness Style Assessment can help us embrace the way God designed us to experience happiness.HighlightsWriting about faith is how I make sense of the world around me. - JenniferIt is my nature to ask why, and I've come to accept that? - JenniferSilent doubts rarely find answers. - JenniferContinuing to move forward, confident that God's purposes will prevail. - ElisaMaking daily decisions with confidences in God's purposes . . . that's a life of unblinded faith. - ElisaWe are entrusted by God with this . . . life. - ElisaGod is kind and loving, wanting His children to be in the protection of His fold. - ElisaGod, show me who you really are! - ElisaHappiness is not the opposite of holiness. - JenniferWe need to take back happiness. - JenniferChallenge QuestionsGo take the Happiness Style Quiz to be affirmed in who you are!Take a few minutes to prayerfully consider how you're stewarding your talents. Are you willing to receive and steward what God has given you to the best of your abilities?Related ContentGet your copy of Unblinded Faith wherever books are sold. Don't forget to grab the companion journal when you order from Amazon.Curious about how the Highlands Ability Battery might be good for you? Learn more about it here! And ask for the $25 special discount for More to Be Podcast Listeners.Stay ConnectedSubscribe on iTunes.We love your support in reviewing and rating our podcast. The more reviews, the greater chance others will find us.Select the show on iTunes. Make sure you are on the show’s page.Click “Ratings and Reviews” under the podcast name.Click “Write a Review” under the Customer Reviews section.Write and submit your review! Thank you so much!Connect with us!Elisa on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and the More to Be TribeAngela on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Everyday WelcomeThe Unblinded Faith Series will release each Monday in one full-length episode as opposed to our usual two-part episodes. If you prefer the original format of two 20-minute segments released on Monday/Tuesdays, let us know for our future episodes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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#200: Becoming the Woman God Intended, Part 1

The founder of More to Be and your host of the podcast, Elisa Pulliam, is joined by friend and co-host, Kalie Kelch, for the kickoff of Season 2. They unpack the principles found in Proverbs 31 as an overarching theme for the upcoming episodes.Together, they debunk some of the myths of the Proverbs 31 woman and uncover a source of inspiration and motivation to be the women God intended -- whether single or married, divorced or widowed, working or retired, mothering or empty-nesting.Scripture FocusProverbs 31:10-31Proverbs 30:8-9Links & MentionsWant to gain insight about how God has wired you? The Highlands Ability Battery is one of the best life assessments you can use, especially with Elisa's insights and personalized coaching approach.Learn how to manage your finances through Dave Ramsey's, Financial Peace University.Grab theR.A.W. Scripture Study Method and join us in the More to Be Tribe Facebook Group.Use the More to Be Podcast Reflection Guide to turn this episode into your own personal Bible study.Share & BlessListen on iTunes, Stitcher, and SpotifyIf you've been blessed by this podcast, then hope you'll show your support by share it with your friends and family! We would also be so grateful for you to rate and review our podcast wherever you listen.Support by Becoming a MemberThe best way to support the ministry of More to Be & the More to Be Podcast? is to become a More to Be Tribe Member. With your yearly or monthly membership, you’ll gain access to a library of biblical life application studies and worksheets, audio recordings. and video teachings with exclusive resources added each month. Click here for a special link just for podcast listeners. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

10 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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#134: Be a Woman of Wisdom

On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Angela and Elisa reunite for the closing episode of season one, focusing on Being a Woman of Wisdom. Together, they "meet wisdom" in Proverbs, specifically digging into chapter 8. They cover everything from raising sons and daughters to nurturing marriages to being women walking in wisdom, passionate about pursuing cross-wired, multi-generational relationships.HighlightsHow do we lovingly engage with those who don't yet know Him? - AngelaAre we seeking wisdom to put it into action or simply saying we're pursuing wisdom? - AngelaWe need the generations cross-wired together because we need wisdom from the older generation. - ElisaWe have to be careful we're not pursuing what "feels good" but returning to the wisdom of God. - AngelaWisdom . . . it is about learning how to go search for it. - AngelaBefore the creation of the world, He created wisdom. What does this even mean? - ElisaWisdom doesn't mince words. - ElisaIf you are hopeless, helpless, downcast, wisdom is a place to come back to as an anchor. - AngelaChallenge QuestionIn what ways can you see that God might be calling you to "adult" in your faith walk? How might God want to give you wisdom in a challenging area of life?How are you applying the wisdom from Proverbs 8?Related ContentGet your copy of Unblinded Faith wherever books are sold.  Wondering how to cross-wired the generations together? Consider the Impact Mentor Training Course.Curious about how the Life Coaching might help you grow spiritually? Learn more about it here! And ask for the $25 special discount for More to Be Podcast Listeners.Spend this summer season uncovering how you can be salt and light through Angela's challenge. Sign up here for the Seasons Challenge here.Stay ConnectedSubscribe on iTunes.We love your support in reviewing and rating our podcast. The more reviews, the greater chance others will find us.Select the show on iTunes. Make sure you are on the show’s page.Click “Ratings and Reviews” under the podcast name.Click “Write a Review” under the Customer Reviews section.Write and submit your review! Thank you so much!Connect with us!Elisa on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and the More to Be TribeAngela on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Everyday WelcomeThis is the last in our first season of the More to Be Podcast. Help shape season two by completing our short survey here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53mins

28 May 2018

Rank #13

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#120: Be Tenderhearted, Part 1

Join Elisa Pulliam and Angela Sackett as they look at what it means to Be Tenderhearted on the More to Be Podcast. Angela leads the study through Ephesians 4:17-31, so grab your Bible to follow along.  HIGHLIGHTSWe need to not settle for futile thinking. - AngelaI think that hopeless confusion happens because we don't understand that suffering is part of the Gospel. - Elisa"Hi, my name is __, and I'm enduring for the glory of God." - ElisaWithout God, our suffering has no point. - AngelaOur suffering can be redeemed, relieved, or endured. - ElisaStinking thinking leads to stinking living. - AngelaPinpoint the fruit to discern the root. - ElisaPutting off our old selves begins to change our hearts. - AngelaBefore you try to tackle the areas that God says to get rid of, you first need to give God access to your heart through faith in Jesus. - ElisaWho can you do life with to help you overcome your areas of struggle? - ElisaCHALLENGE QUESTIONSHow will you fight against the lies the world feeds us?What is making you hard-hearted towards God?How can you make time to be renewed in your mind?RELATED CONTENTDo you need to tackle your core beliefs so that you can live according to the truth? The Biblical Mentoring Intensive will help you do just that! Learn more here. How can you cultivate a home that is tenderhearted?  Consider this practical and inspiring resource from Angela!CONNECT WITH USElisa on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the More to Be TribeAngela on Instagram, Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest and Everyday WelcomeThanks for listening! We appreciate your reviews and spreading the word about our podcast! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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#302: Practical Ideas for Battling Anxiety

Do you struggle with worry and anxious thoughts?Are you concerned that you might be headed for a clinical diagnosis, but don't really want to find out because you're afraid they might put you on medicine?Is your loved one in the battle of bullying back the debilitating lies anxiety wields their way each day? Do you worry that you're not doing the right thing to help them?You're not alone. Did you know that 44% of the women who responded to our More to Be survey confess they struggle with anxiety and worry and 45% are overwhelmed by their responsibilities?Which is why this episode of the More to Be Podcast is focusing entirely on the real truth about anxiety and practical ideas for battling anxiety.It is safe to say we’re not living out our faith in the day to day in the way we want it to manifest. Nearly half of our tribe is feeling trapped, overwhelmed, and anxious. And, here’s the scary statistic, sisters — it’s not reflective of just the millennials amongst us because our tribe is made of women primarily in their 40s and 50s. Somehow we’ve crossed the middle-aged mark but haven’t figured out how to live that fully abundant life filled with peace and joy God promises. So what gives? What hope is there for us to become anxious-free women who are fulfilled in their present life, especially so that we can model that for the next generation we’re impacting?I know, deep questions. So today we’re going to dive into practical steps for dealing with our anxiousness and worry.When I say practical, I don’t just mean read your Bible more and pray, but rather seek out professional help and engage your body in the stewardship of your mental health.The more we recognize what we can do to reduce our anxiety, the better prepared we’ll be able to help a generation struggling with anxiety and depression. Practical Ideas MentionedGet Professional Help -- Doctors and CounselorsTake Captive ThoughtsBully the LiesCreate a Worry BoxWrite Down Your WorriesPick a Worry TimeUsing Essential Oils to Engage a New ResponseBreathing Techniques, such as the 4-SquareEngaging Your Five SensesCreate a Bedtime RoutineGet Off the ScreensReduce Sugar and Processed FoodRegulate Yourself to Help Your ChildStart SmallPray for God to Give You DirectionDon't Let the Lid Off the Can Late at NightScripture FocusPhilippians 4Notable Links & MentionsAnxiety and Depression Association of AmericaLetting Go of Perfect by Leah PulliamGive God Everything {Including Your Anxiety} with Jessica Smartt40 Bible Verses to Calm an Anxious Heart {Free Download}Help for When You’re Dealing with Anxiety Using Oils to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety {Feel free to drop Elisa a message about this!}Three Ways to Help Your Teen Struggling with AnxietyLearn More about Essential Oils with Elisa PulliamFind Out About the Oils to Manage Stress in Elisa's Simplified Wellness Facebook GroupFasting from Sugar, Feasting on Jesus Podcast with Wendy Speake#dontsugaraloneWhole30 Journey with Elisa PulliamHoly Whole ResourceGrab the R.A.W. Scripture Study Method and join us in the More to Be Tribe Facebook Group.Share & BlessListen on iTunes, Stitcher, and SpotifyIf you've been blessed by this podcast, then hope you'll show your support by share it with your friends and family! We would also be so grateful for you to rate and review our podcast wherever you listen.Show Your Support by Joining the Sisterhood CircleWe invite you to become a More to Be Sisterhood Circle Member as a way of supporting this podcast. With your membership support, you'll gain access to our signature courses and resources for FREE plus receive advance notification of new resources, trainings, and special sales.To get access to over $100 worth of bonuses, become a Sisterhood Circle Member by clicking here and upon check-out, enter coupon code “Podcast” to save an additional $20! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 1min

28 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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#300: Becoming Brave Together

Are you as excited as we are about kicking off season three of the More to Be Podcast?What a moment to celebrate God's faithfulness and provision since beginning the podcast in January 2018. It's a privilege to serve you this way and we look forward to bringing you Scripture-steeped episodes to help you think biblically and live transformed. For Season 3, you can expect a new, 45 to 55-minute episode released every other week. We decided that in our busy lives, finding an extra hour to listen to an episode every week is pretty hard to do. However, if you're an every week kind of gal, we encourage you to go back to the beginning and re-listening to all the episodes as your time allows! Be sure to let us know how the Holy Spirit reveals to you something brand new! On this first episode of season 3, Kalie Kelch joins me again to chat about where we've been, where we're going, and how to live to brave together with each other . . . specifically, how we're using Brave Together as our study guide in the More to Be Tribe Facebook group this year. If you've not yet joined us, we'd love to have you jump on in here!In this episode, I also unpack the beautiful of biblical mentoring and fostering parakaleo relationships peer to peer and older to younger. We head back to Titus 2 for a refresher on mentoring as well as diving into the description of what church should look like in Acts 2 and then turn to Romans 12 unpack how to live out love with one another. This episode will cast a vision for how you can grow even more devoted to God and those He has perfectly placed in your life. Scripture FocusTitus 2Acts 2Romans 12Notable Links & MentionsGrab the R.A.W. Scripture Study Method and join us in the More to Be Tribe Facebook Group.Brave Together: Devoted to God and Each Other by Elisa PulliamImpact Together: Biblical Mentoring Simplified by Elisa PulliamJoin us for the Biblical Mentor Training ProgramBecoming Holy Whole: Because Wellness is a Spiritual Matter by Elisa PulliamLearn more about the Holy Whole Coaching Program, Challenge Group, and ResourcesMore to Be Sisterhood CircleJoin the Sugar Fast with WendySpeake.com/sugar/Share & BlessListen on iTunes, Stitcher, and SpotifyIf you've been blessed by this podcast, then hope you'll show your support by share it with your friends and family! We would also be so grateful for you to rate and review our podcast wherever you listen.Show Your Support by Joining the Sisterhood CircleWe invite you to become a More to Be Sisterhood Circle Member as a way of supporting this podcast. With your membership support, you'll gain access to our signature courses and resources for FREE plus receive advance notification of new resources, trainings, and special sales. To get access to over $100 worth of bonuses, become a Sisterhood Circle Member by clicking here and upon check-out, enter coupon code “Podcast” to save an additional $20! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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#216: Fasting from Sugar, Feasting on Jesus with Wendy Speake

Could you imagine spending 40 days fasting from sugar while feasting on Jesus?Maybe you've never fasted before.Maybe feasting on Jesus sounds a little weird.Maybe you're not sure that you can say no to sugar much less anything else that has a stronghold over you.Well, sister, you're not alone. That's where I was 365 days ago. But God allowed me to get so desperate with my health in order to discover an area of my heart that needed grave attention. In July 2018, I dove into a Whole30 journey to get to the root cause of my health issues, only to discover that behind the health was a heart desperately in need of attention. I was addicted to sugar and comfort food was my idol of security. As the truth burst forth, I knew there was no going back.Six months later, I'm not only 25 pounds lighter, but I'm also spiritually and emotionally freer -- and that by-product is worth the journey. My sugar dragon still wants to dominate, but in Christ, I've found the power to say no. I've found the strength and motivation to say no.I've found freedom in Christ that I never tasted before. No pun intended.The invitation stands before you, my friend to embrace freedom too. Come join me on the 40-day Sugar Fast led by author, speaker, and this episode's special guest, Wendy Speake, which kicks off on January 7, 2019. Even if you don't believe sugar is your issue, I urge you to join in this season of discovering how to feast more on Jesus and less on everything else. Wendy has prepared for you a soul-deep journey through God's Word and a community steeped in authenticity and accountability. I'm grateful to be on the leadership team this year and experience my first sugar fast with Wendy.On this episode, Wendy and I chat about what fasting is and is not, what causes hangups in our fasting endeavors, and how to break strongholds through fasting. Wendy is a grace-filled guide filled with holy boldness. You'll not want to miss out on this opportunity and you'll want to bookmark it for future reference. It is that good, especially for those us of who need to learn and practice fasting as a spiritual discipline. I pray you'll be as blessed as I am to sit under Wendy's teaching. Scripture FocusJeremiah 2:13Psalm 139:13Psalm 90Notable Links & MentionsGrab the R.A.W. Scripture Study Method and join us in the More to Be Tribe Facebook Group.Use the More to Be Podcast Reflection Guide to turn this episode into your own personal Bible study.40 Day Sugar Fast led by Wendy SpeakeBrave Together: Devoted to God and Each Other by Elisa PulliamBecoming Holy Whole: Because Wellness is a Spiritual Matter by Elisa PulliamLearn more about the Holy Whole Coaching Program, Challenge Group, and ResourcesMore to Be Sisterhood CircleJoin the Sugar Fast with WendySpeake.com/sugar/Share & BlessListen on iTunes, Stitcher, and SpotifyIf you've been blessed by this podcast, then hope you'll show your support by share it with your friends and family! We would also be so grateful for you to rate and review our podcast wherever you listen.Show Your Support by Joining the Sisterhood CircleWe invite you to become a More to Be Sisterhood Circle Member as a way of supporting this podcast. With your membership support, you'll gain access to our signature courses and resources for FREE plus receive advance notification of new resources, trainings, and special sales.To get access to over $100 worth of bonuses, become a Sisterhood Circle Member by clicking here and upon check-out, enter coupon code “Podcast” to save an additional $20! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

17 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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Strategies for Avoiding Burnout, Part 2

Are you ready to discover how to align your life with God's best?That's our mission at More to Be, as we seek to help you experience a fresh encounter with God and His Word so that you may live transformed and impact this world with kingdom hope.So as you get ready to listen to this episode on the More to Be Podcast of our second Coffee with the Coaches gathering, grab your Bible and a journal and get ready to take notes. Our More to Be Coaches offer so much wisdom and practical biblical application to consider as you seek God for His best next step for you. On this EpisodeStrategies for Overcoming Burnout So You can Enjoy Everyday Life {Elisa Pulliam}How can a mom best navigate her desire to grow spiritually while managing the daily roadblocks and frustrations that go along with her multiple jobs including caretaking, leading, work, {Andria McCollough}How do you deal with your own stress and anxiety on a daily basis? {Kristen Humiston}Can you help me create a game plan to improve physical and spiritual wellness in the next 24 hours? {Kelli Schoefer}How do make time to pray and read your bible every day before other distractions? {Marva Smith}What advice do you have for helping a 5yo through the transition of mommy going to work full time after always being SAHM? {Elisa Pulliam}I'd also love advice on getting right before the Lord and accepting his forgiveness when a mistake of your past haunts you? {Elisa Pulliam}Helpful Links• Strategies for Avoiding Burnout and Enjoy Everyday Life, Part 1• Breathe: Experience a Taste of Heaven through Sabbath {Podcast #514}• Sensitive and Strong: A Guide for Highly Sensitive Persons and Those Who Love Them, by Denise J. Hughes and Cheri Gregory• Encounter God #8• How to Find Your Calling• More to Be Podcast• Align: A Biblical Life-Strategy Workbook . . . enter coupon code ALIGN at checkout to save $5!!!!• Life Coach Training• Meet our Coaches• Book a Consultation CallWe count it a privilege to coming alongside you with biblical encouragement!We'd love to have you join us for the next Coffee with the Coaches, so head over to Moretobe.com/coffee/ to register. You'll have the chance to win coffee and a coaching session, plus you can submit your question for us to answer next time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 1min

6 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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#525: Trusting God When You Feel Out of Control

Do you feel like trusting God, especially when you feel totally out of control, is even harder than when life is normal and expected?What about in the face of fear, especially after a trauma or unexpected trial?If you find yourself tempted to take matters in your own hand and push God aside, especially when it comes to trusting God with your kids, then this episode is for you.On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I'm joined by Shelly Wildman, a mom to three adult daughters and a writer and speaker from her home in Wheaton, Illinois. She is the author of a profoundly helpful parenting book, First Ask Why: Raising Kids to Love God through Intentional Discipleship, and is a woman of great faith when it comes to trusting God with her children, in spite of the trauma she experienced during her own childhood.Shelly inspires us to leave our loves in God's hands and trust Him to accomplish His great purposes in the face of our own fears. At a time when the Coronavirus pandemic has swept our world, this episode speaks to the importance of trusting God with the unknown and the importance of becoming a support system to each other. Mentions | Links | ResourcesMeet Shelly Wildman at https://www.shellywildman.com/Philippians 2First Ask Why: Raising Kids to Love God Through Intentional Discipleship by Shelly WildmanEncounter God Bible StudyEncounter God: 52 Scripture CardsCALM Anxiety Strategy CardsEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you to become a Sisterhood Member as a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

20 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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#121: Be Tenderhearted, Part 2

Join Elisa Pulliam and Angela Sackett as they look at what it means to Be Tenderhearted on the More to Be Podcast. Angela leads the study through Ephesians 4:17-31, so grab your Bible to follow along. HIGHLIGHTSIs it time to drop your end of the rope . . . and give up the tug of war? - AngelaAre we looking at life through a scratched lens instead of seeing life clearly truth and grace? - AngelaWe've got to have our faces in the Word. - AngelaWe need a fresh encounter with God and His Word. - ElisaWe've got to speak the truth in the love. - AngelaWe need to take our offense to the Lord so that our offenses don't become someone else's offense. - ElisaGet with the Lord first! - ElisaPersistent. Alert. Thanksgiving. We've got to keep going to God. - AngelaMentionsClick Here to learn more about a Weekend to Remember with Family LifeCHALLENGE QUESTIONSIs God calling you to be more tenderhearted?What do you need to do to deal with your root issues?Is it time to get into counseling?RELATED CONTENTDo you need to tackle your core beliefs so that you can live according to the truth? The Biblical Mentoring Intensive will help you do just that! Learn more here. How can you cultivate a home that is tenderhearted?  Consider this practical and inspiring resource from Angela!CONNECT WITH USElisa on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the More to Be TribeAngela on Instagram, Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest and Everyday WelcomeThanks for listening! We appreciate your reviews and spreading the word about our podcast! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

27 Mar 2018

Rank #20