The Hello Mornings podcast with Kat Lee and Heather MacFadyen features interviews with Bible Study, planning and fitness experts to help you build a simple, yet powerful morning routine. We also discuss the latest habit building research and share stories from women our HelloMornings.org community.
Rank #1: Simplify Your Daily Decision Making with Emily P Freeman.
Did you know we make over 35,000 decisions every single day? It can be overwhelming. So how can we start our day with good decisions and how can we make better ones? How do we know what our Next Right thing is? That’s what Emily and I are talking about in today’s episode. Join us!
Rank #2: STUDY: 1:1 - Day 1 of A Faith That Endures Study of Thessalonians.
Visit http://HelloMornings.org/study to download the reading plan or full study. Or visit http://HelloMornings.org/book to download the jam-packed first chapter of the Hello Mornings Book which will show you how to build a grace-filled, life-giving morning routine.
A podcast for real moms and women who are trying to add more lovely into their chaotic lives.
Rank #1: CTLP Episode 87- Creating Your Own Cozy Minimalist Home with Myquillyn Smith.
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Rank #2: CTLP Episode 104- Motherhood and Madame Chic with Jennifer L. Scott.
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Tools, inspiration, and encouragement to craft a gospel centered home.
Rank #1: Baby steps to a healthier home – Hf #121.
This is a topic that I am very passionate about and have been for the past 6 or 7 years. I think in our world today, it's very important to know what's in our food, our cleaners, and our beauty supplies. This is obviously a huge topic, but I've been wanting to do a talk on this for a while. We've been chatting a lot lately about healthier eating, so I wanted to switch gears a bit and talk about the other areas of having a healthy home. Listen in here: Listen to the Podcast:We also recorded this blog post as an audio podcast. If you want to listen in instead of reading, click play below or do a combination of both And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer. I started getting interested in more natural things before we got pregnant with our first set of twins. I was starting to see more articles and things about toxins and began doing a little research. Then when I got pregnant with our first baby (which turned out to be twins), I really started investigating things. Suddenly, I wasn't just eating for one, I was eating for three!! Suddenly, the things I was ingesting and putting near my body were more important. Then of course the babies came and I wanted to know even more: What about laundry detergent? Do they need baby lotion? What's a healthy way to deal with stomach pain and spitting up? And the list goes on and my healthy living journey began...Of course it's been a long journey and I've learned a lot along the way! So today I wanted to share some of what I've learned. And my favorite resources for healthy living (PLEASE leave your favorites in the comments below)! Start off Slooooooow When working on our health, or switching to natural cleaners, it can easy to want to jump in with both feet! When I first started realizing how dangerous all of my go-to cleaning products were, my temptation was to throw it all out and go out and buy everything new. The problem? I didn't have the time to research all those new products and most importantly, I didn't have the money!! So as I would run out of one item, I would replace it with a natural option and so on. So start out slow, don't get overwhelmed! Pick one product, or one item at a time and slowly start replacing things. HELPFUL HINT: Use EWG's Skin Deep database (for cosmetics) and their healthy living database (for cleaning supplies) or download their app to make it easy! You can look up all your household products and get an individual safety rating for each! Our family personally tries to stay at about 3 or 4 and under depending on the reason for the rating. It doesn't have to cost a ton to switch to healthier options! I used to think that "healthy" and "natural" was synonymous with "expensive" and "costs too much"! But that's simply not true. YES, there are some overly expensive items and companies out there. And YES, I think it is worth it sometimes to spend more on quality items (deodorant has often fallen into this category for me). But many other items tend to be a lot less expensive than the alternatives! For example, I've been using Grove's concentrated kit which is simple, easy, and very cost effective! They sell a 3 pack of their concentrates for $7.95!!! You get their glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, and tub and tile cleaner. You just have to add the concentrate to water and for less than $8 you have three fabulous natural cleaners that replace a ton! They also sell each concentrate on it's own and glass bottles with colors that match. So I got their complete kit which contains all three concentrates, three glass bottles in the three colors, AND three microfiber clothes in the matching colors as well. This is currently sold out on Grove's website because one of the colored glass spray bottles is out, but I'm hoping it's coming back soon! You can get started with the concentrates and two glass bottles...
Rank #2: Forming Deeper Friendship (even when it’s hard) with Christine Hoover – Hf #122.
Friendships. That's a tough word sometimes. We all want to form deeper friendships, but we often stumble about and don't know how to go about it. Or we get hurt from our friendships and don't want to reach out again. I think all of us women want to form deeper relationships, but it can be so tough to know where to start or what that looks like. In this honest conversation with Christina Hoover, we get right into the heart of messy, beautiful friendships. Listen to the Podcast:We also recorded this blog post as an audio podcast. If you want to listen in instead of reading, click play below or do a combination of both And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer. Links & Resources mentioned: Christine's blog Grace Covers Me Her book: Messy Beautiful Friendship Her first book: From Good to Grace Her newest book: Searching for SpringChristine is Speaking!! At the 2018 Enjoy the Word Online Conference! If you enjoyed this conversation with Christine, you will love her session during the conference. She will be speaking on Understanding the Big Picture of the Old Testament - it's going to be so so good!! You can purchase a ticket to the conference here(even if it's already over - you get lifetime access to the sessions)!! Watch this sneak peek of her session:
Join me as I ask all kinds of moms how they're struggling WELL. It's not entirely about parenthood or struggles though. It's funny too. I double-dog dare you to subscribe and then tell everyone you know.
Rank #1: #137: Mom Anger and Knowing Our Triggers with Wendy Speake.
As a trained actress and heartfelt Bible teacher, Wendy Speake ministers to women’s hearts through storytelling and Biblical life application. During her career in Hollywood, Wendy found herself longing to tell stories that edify and encourage women. Today she does just that, writing books about mommy anger and gentle parenting and performing dramatic Bible lessons for women’s groups, taking every opportunity to point audiences to Jesus. What we chat about: how Wendy's passion for storytelling led her to become an actress and author finding margin in your life internal and external triggers defining what triggers you and finding coping mechanisms Deuteronomy 11 sharing your triggers with your spouse Connect with Wendy: website // instagram // facebook // twitter // pinterest Episode Sponsors: ProFlowers: get 100 blooms with a free glass vase for just $19.99 by clicking the blue mic in the top right corner of ProFlowers.com using the promo code MSW Canvas People: get a free 11x14 canvas free using promo code MSW An Intentional Life: A Life-Giving Invitation to Uncover Your Passions and Unlock Your PurposebioClarity: get your first month for $9.95 + free shipping with coupon code MSW Ways to support the show: Patreon Amazon Share the Struggle! Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts! If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom. The struggle is real. We might as well do this together!
Rank #2: #92: Sibling Conflict: From Bickering to Bonding with Jim and Lynne Jackson .
Meet Jim and Lynne: Jim and Lynne are hands down my favorite parenting resources. They offer tried and true tips that are also logical and hope-filled. I just love hearing their perspective and the research-based care they apply to all our parenting puzzlers. You all absolutely raved about Jim and Lynne the first time they were on the show and you are going to love them this time as well!! What we chat about: The typical ways parents engage sibling conflicts A new 4 step process that will change that way your family has conflict How to get angry siblings to calm down How to build understanding among siblings Why celebrating progress is important Links mentioned: Sibling Conflict Course Discipline That Connects Book Episode Sponsor: Prep Dish Support the podcast: Shop Amazon Affiliate Link Share the Struggle! Find me on Instagram or Facebook because I want to hear YOUR thoughts on this episode! If you've been encouraged by the show, please share it with another mom. The struggle is real. We might as well do this together!
Home is the place where the whispers of God’s love are heard regularly, the touch of His hands is given intentionally throughout the day, the words of His encouragement and affirmation pointed to lay the foundation of loving relationships where a woman conducts the beauty of this life within its walls. I hope you will find inspiration to cultivate such a life within the pages of this blog. I welcome you here!
Rank #1: Episode #48: Planning and Building a Life Giving Home With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill.
Rank #2: Bulding a Great Legacy, One Day at a Time: Part 1 - Episode #363.
Your faithfulness matters. Your choice to trust God is ringing out cheers in the heavenliness because it is so rare. Join me today and be encouraged in your own life to live faithfully.
Author and Speaker, Heidi St. John brings encouraging, relevant, Biblical truth to women.
Rank #1: Marriage As God Intended It To Be with Matt and Lisa Jacobson | 882.
My friends Matt and Lisa Jacobson are joining me on the podcast today. We are going to talk about what it looks like to walk this marriage thing out as the one-flesh relationship that God intended it to be
Rank #2: Christianity and Yoga: Do They Mix? with Jessica Smith Part 1 – 749.
Should Christianity mix with yoga? Are yoga poses benign if we do them but don't engage in the spiritual practice behind them? This is the question I'm asking my guest, Jessica Smith, who taught yoga for many years. Jessica has a unique perspective and a solid biblical stance on this modern controversy. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions, yet many Christians today are practicing yoga with the belief that yoga's deep ties to Hinduism and Buddhism can be avoided. I will confess, I thought the same thing—but not any longer. Jessica challenged me and opened my eyes to the truth about this topic. Listen in. I pray your heart is blessed and encouraged as you strive to know God in a deeper way and bring Him honor in everything you do.
For more than 25 years Donna Otto has shared inspiration and practical wisdom. She is an Author and founder of Modern Homemakers (formerly Homemakers By Choice), a national organization which offers weekly teaching for a new generation of "counter culture" women who have made the choice to stay at home. To hundreds of young homemakers, Donna has been the wise, fun, Godly Aunt every young woman wishes she had. Each teaching session encourages women in their role as a woman, wife, mother, and keeper of the home.
Rank #1: Remembering Elisabeth Elliot with Lars Gren.
Lars Gren was married to (Donna’s mentor) Elisabeth until her death. He recounts how he met her and how their love story developed, sharing sweet details of his affection toward her.
Rank #2: Season Finale! Lessify and Know When Enough is Enough!.
God calls us all to obedience. Donna tells us to ask ourselves 3 questions: 1. What am I being disobedient about? 2. How is my life complicated? 3. How much is enough? The most important thing we can do is make space in our day for time with God. Just sit in His presence as you may have once done with your spouse before you were married, or when you held your infant in your arms, bonding with each other by just being together. This is the last of Donna’s teachings until September. Have a blessed summer and explore our web site for free resources that are available to you and catch up on all of the free podcasts you may have missed.
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.”
Rank #1: 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.
Rank #2: 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.
Heather MacFadyen, mother of four boys, connects you the listener with people and resources to help you feel less alone. Consider it an invitation to "withness".
Rank #1: Declutter Like a Mother Allie Casazza Ep 268.
Mountains of laundry, piles of toys and all the other “stuff” of life that comes into our homes can feel overwhelming, even to the neatest of moms with the best of intentions. We all love our families, but living with the messes and the clutter that comes along with them is a challenge. My guest Allie Casazza knows what it feels like to be overwhelmed by constantly cleaning and picking up her house at the expense of enjoying time with her kids. A few years ago with four kids under the age of five, Allie had a moment of clarity with God as she sat crying in her bathroom. If all I'm doing is cleaning up and it's just a bunch of stuff we don't really need, then what if we just didn't have stuff anymore? That moment changed the course of her family. It also changed how she viewed motherhood and all the “stuff” that comes along with it. Now, she shares the practical ideas and the mental shifts that helped keep the clutter away to free up her life for what matters most. Connect with Allie: Website: alliecasazza.com Facebook: facebook.com/alliecasazzablog Instagram: @allie_thatsme Links Mentioned: Resources from Allie for DMA Listeners Declutter Like a Mother Challenge Marie Kondo Method Kat Lee and HelloMornings Featured Sponsor: PrepDish Prep Dish meal plans were created by chef and dietician Allison Schaaf to help save you time and put home-cooked meals on the table. No meal time stress. No more answering the dreaded question, “What’s for Dinner?!”. Developed by chef and dietician Allison Schaaf, Prep Dish is a healthy, whole food based meal plan subscription service. Allison does all the planning for you- including easy-to-follow shopping lists and prep-ahead instructions so you know what to prepare and when. NOW offering KETO MEAL PLANS! Imagine…all of your meals prepped and ready to go for the entire week. We like to call this meal time bliss! Get 2 weeks FREE go to Prepdish.com/dma. Featured Sponsor: Connected Families Your kids will mess up. So will you. Connected Families believes that the perfect time to build wisdom and GROW your relationship with your kids is during the messy times. They’ve developed an 8-session online course called Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart. It is only offered twice a year, so register today! https://connectedfamilies.org/dtc/online-course/ Use coupon code DMA15 for 15% off!
Rank #2: Intimacy with God is the Main Thing :: Kim Cash Tate [Ep 269].
As a lawyer who felt pressure to provide for her family and make a career for herself, Kim Cash Tate was surprised to feel God calling her to a ministry of staying home with her kids and later homeschooling them. She could have ignored the prompting and pursued her career, but Kim chose to “cling” to God and step out in faith. That decision took her to a lot of places that a law career never would. She became a fiction writer and led Bible studies and now writes and stars in a web series and in music videos. But her focus isn’t about making a name for herself or reaching a goal. It’s always been about intimacy with God and following his leading in her life. If you feel stuck in your current season of motherhood or discouraged that you have dreams you haven’t seen fulfilled, Kim’s story can give you hope and expectancy that God is still writing your story. And as we choose to draw near to him, he is faithful to lead us to things that are better than we could’ve planned on our own. Connect with Kim: Website: www.kimcashtate.com Facebook: facebook.com/kimcashtate Instagram: @kimcashtate YouTube: youtube.com/kimcashtate Links Mentioned: Kim’s Books and Resources Cling video series Kim’s Music Verses Mentioned: You must follow the LORD your God, fear him, observe his commandments, listen to his voice, serve him, and cling to him. Deuteronomy 13:4 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 Featured Sponsor : PrepDish Prep Dish meal plans were created by chef and dietician Allison Schaaf to help save you time and put home-cooked meals on the table. No meal time stress. No more answering the dreaded question, “What’s for Dinner?!”. Developed by chef and dietician Allison Schaaf, Prep Dish is a healthy, whole food based meal plan subscription service. Allison does all the planning for you- including easy-to-follow shopping lists and prep-ahead instructions so you know what to prepare and when. NOW offering KETO MEAL PLANS! Imagine…all of your meals prepped and ready to go for the entire week. We like to call this meal time bliss! Get 2 weeks FREE go to Prepdish.com/dma. Featured Sponsor: Connected Families Your kids will mess up. So will you. Connected Families believes that the perfect time to build wisdom and GROW your relationship with your kids is during the messy times. They’ve developed an 8-session online course called Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart. It is only offered twice a year, so register today! https://connectedfamilies.org/dtc/online-course/ Use coupon code DMA15 for 15% off!
Learn how to manage your home and homeschool with practical, simple, guilt-free ideas from a mom of 10!
Rank #1: How to Be a Relaxed Homeschool Mom.
Are you stressed out by homeschooling this year? This podcast will give you the practical tools you need to become a relaxed homeschool mom! Get my FREE Daily Homemaking Checklist HERE! Autopilot Homeschooling (podcast #50) How to Put Your Homeschool on Autopilot (post) The Easiest Homeschool Routine Ever! (video) How to Choose Extracurricular Activities for Your Family (podcast #37) Helpful timestamps: 1:17 - How recognizing your unique family dynamic will help you relax. 6:08 - How to choose stress-free curriculum. 10:17 - How to "Delete & Delegate" things in your homeschool day. 14:53 - The #1 thing that causes stress in a homeschool mom's life!
Rank #2: A Well-Ordered Day.
When you homeschool, it is imperative you have some sense of order to your day because the flow and productivity of your day is entirely up to you. However, having a well-ordered day isn't about a tight schedule and huge to-do lists. It's more about structure and margin. In this episode: Learn how to begin ordering your day. Learn how to make meals, school, and personal time more productive. Learn how to put things in their proper order. Learn how to plan for interruptions that don't derail your entire day. Resources mentioned: Home Management for the Homeschool available in audio, paperback, ebook, and Kindle Loop Scheduling Tapestry of Grace PictureSmart Bible Mommy Morning Routine Podcast Meal Planning Podcast How Many Hours to Homeschool Podcast FLYlady.net
Welcome to the Titus 2 Minute - a bite sized podcast that gives you the tools, inspiration, and encouragement you need to craft a Gospel-Centered Home. Join host Jami Balmet as she interviews Christian women in all aspects of Biblical Womanhood and Homemaking!
Rank #1: TTM #25: Praying for Your Husband.
This is the perfect time to start talking about this. The month of February for me is all about my spiritual disciplines, especially Bible reading and prayer. In the last episode of TTM, I talked about how to keep better track of your prayer requests. And now this topic is coming at the perfect time, since Valentine's Day is right around the corner and marriage is a hot topic. One of the very best things we can do for our marriages, is to pray. Pray for peace, pray for unity, and pray for our husbands. All too often, I completely forget to pray for Jason. I'll pray for our family's immediate needs, or I'll pray for Jason if something big or unusual comes up. But far too often, I don't pray on a regular, consistent basis. I forget to pray for things like: Jason's ability to lead our family, peace for his busy work day, wisdom as he teaches our kids, love and kindness in his interactions, and so on. One of my favorite books on the subject of marriage, When a Woman Inspires Her Husband she has a chapter called Easing His Burdens. In it, she shares a few quotes from the man's perspective that I wanted to share: Pages 59-60. As I work on the discipline of praying more throughout my day, one thing I want to be way more intentional about is praying for Jason and praying for my marriage. So whether you find yourself in a season where your marriage is hurting, or you feel like there are a few things that could be improved, or you have a great marriage but want to make it more Christ-centered...no matter where you are with marriage, we could ALL use more time spent in prayer and remembering to keep Christ center. If you want to focus more on prayer right now, I have an awesome FREE printable pack for you! It's called 14 Days of Praying for your Marriage and Husband. It includes 14 days worth of scripture and prompts to pray for that day. If you do this for 14 days, you are well on your way to making this a habit!
Rank #2: TTM #45: A good morning routine and practical meal planning.
Mud Stories with Jacque Watkins is a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone. Jacque interviews author types--Lysa Terkeurst, Shauna Niequist, Michele Cushatt, Shannon Ethridge, Holley Gerth, Amber C. Haines, Emily P. Freeman and many more--as well as non-author types, as they share their stories of mud and we explore how even our messiest muddy moments can be worked for our ultimate good.
Rank #1: MS 036 Emily Thomas: Abusive Relationships, Divorce and How God Loves Us No Matter What.
Emily Thomas shares about her abusive relationship in her first marriage, how she fled, and her struggle in choosing to get a divorce. Emily describes the guilt and shame she faced because of the abuse and failure, and how God healed her, showed her He loved her no matter what, and how He wanted to use her life despite her past brokenness and pain--especially to bless others with her art. Emily's Etsy Shop-mixed media art canvas or prints with scripture. Custom orders available.
Rank #2: MS 061: My Mud Story and 31 Days of What You Should Know Before An Affair.
Jacque Watkins, host of this podcast, shares her personal mud story in the aftermath of an affair, divorce and remarriage, and introduces a 31-day series on her blog about what she learned and what you should know before an affair. Jacque's Written Story Jacque's Video Story Where The Love Lasts Forever, by Hillsong United
What’s better than learning and laughing and being inspired while multi-tasking? Cookies. But other than that, you can’t beat listening along to these 30 minute episodes as you learn to apply biblical Truth to every day situations. The SPF Podcast is all about giving you truth and encouragement to live out gospel-centered lives right where you are at so you can prove faithful in what God has asked you to do. It’s meaty, yet bite sized discipleship sessions for anyone ready to answer some questions with Truth. Mom jeans totally encouraged. Follow Lauren on IG @sheprovesfaithful.
Rank #1: SPF 031: A Faith Misplaced - Anxiety Part 1.
There’s a verse in the Bible that says “do not be anxious about anything.” um, excuse me, have you ever lived in my shoes? Sometimes we think our anxieties about life are just a byproduct of living, sometimes we deal with them or cover them up, but somedays they ultimately defeat us. Today we are looking at what the Bible says about anxiety and uncover the root of why our hearts are really anxious. This is part 1 of a two part series. Biblical Worship Music for Your Kids! Seeds Family Worship has incredible resources to help your family (or church or youth group) learn the Word of God through song. Check out some of their incredible resources by visiting www.seedsfamilyworship.com and get 15% off any purchase by using the code sheprovesfaithful Here are some of my favorites: Seeds of Courage CD or Digital MP3 album Seeds of Courage DVD - videos to help learn the Words of God Lullaby's and Scriptures Songs for your little lambs Seeds of Easter CD and DVD Combo pack - get ready for Easter! Anxiety - A Faith Misplaced Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Anxiety is often diagnosed as a thinking problem. If we just changed our thought patterns then we could manage our anxieties - as if the problem is rooted in manifesting positivity. But From a biblical worldview anxiety is a faith issue. It’s rooted in our belief system. We are anxious when we put our faith in something other than God. When we put our trust in other things, anxiety will fill our hearts. We need faith in a right view of God and His promises - not just in what we think about God. Wendy Alsup in her book “Practical Theology for Women” says, “many of us come to God with unbiblical notions of who He is and what He does. We’ve let our culture and upbringing, rather than the Bible itself, determine the character traits we attribute to God." Authentic faith comes from an understanding of God’s true nature and promises found in Scripture alone. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Hope in Repentance and Belief The hope in being honest about a lack of faith is that we can repent of that sin and turn back to God and His Truth. When we repent for not trusting God, God forgives us and restores us and blesses us. Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Part 2 Anxiety Relievers - Episode 32 Coming Soon Anchored: 7 Anxiety Relievers to Build Authentic Faith Bible Study Check out Shannon's IG stories as she goes through the Anchored study Order yours with free shipping with code DENVER at checkout Anchored: 7 Anxiety Relievers to Build Authentic Faith 12.00 Do you struggle with some sort of anxiety? Are you worried about something? Or overwhelmed by fear? God did not create us to be anxious, but to flourish! DOLLAR SHIPPING for 1 - 2 books! For local (Denver) delivery OR if you want to order 10 or more studies - email lauren at sheprovesfaithful.com for information on discounts. Quantity: Add to Cart
Rank #2: SPF 135: Women & Work Part 1: Four Truths About Work.
The Bible talks a lot about work. We were created to work, and as God’s children we have specific work we are called to do. Today I am sharing four truths about work. This is part 1 in a 3 part series. Show Notes: sheprovesfaithful.com/podcast/episode135 Patreon: patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful
A podcast for those who long to live a life that matters eternally. Learn what it looks like to throw off the things that slow you down so you can pursue Christ with all you've got.... because this world is passing away. After all, life is too short and God is too good to live distracted.
Rank #1: Discipline Before Desire: How to cultivate hunger for God in your life.
We know that we want to hunger and thirst for God, but sometimes we just... don't. And yet, each day we spend on this earth is a holy opportunity to live in an eternally meaningful way. If we fail to do that, the opportunity is lost forever. If we allow ourselves to wrap up in the wrong things, the implications are profound. If we allow ourselves to love the world more than our Savior, the results are tragic. So, is there a way to cultivate desire for God in our lives where it lacks? We think so! In this episode I'm so excited to introduce you to a very important person in my life. She is one of my long-time best friends, and I think you'll quickly see why I count her as such a blessing. Please join us as we talk about: the principle of discipline before desire how to really find time to spend with God as a busy mother or individual the fruit born in our lives through patient endurance Additional Resources Kristi's chronological reading plan: A tried and true Bible reading plan for the linear thinker. :) Why You Should Read the Bible Through in a Year in 2018 blog post-- Similar to this podcast in a summarized, consumable and sharable format. One Year Bible*-- The Bible divided up into 365 readings and dated. One Year Chronological Bible*-- The Bible put into chronological order and divided up into 365 readings and dated. Katie's pick for 2018. Kristi's facebook post which inspired this interview: Scriptures Mentioned Revelation 5-- "then I saw a lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered... and He was able to break the scroll" Revelation 19-- the Rider on the White Horse Philippians 1:6-- "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." James 4:8-- "Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded." For More Subscribe to our email list here. We'd love to stay in touch with you! Subscribe to our podcast on iOS here. To subscribe on Android, click this link and select your podcast listening app. Or copy this link into your favorite podcast listening app: http://embracingasimplerlife.libsyn.com/rss Leave an iTunes review here. These help more people find the Embracing a Simpler Life podcast and are greatly appreciated! Follow Embracing a Simpler Life on Facebook and Instagram! *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thank you!
Rank #2: How to Actually Believe God and Why It Matters.
So much of what we invest our time into during this life will not matter eternally. Every worldly thing we build will ultimately crumble. Every personal accomplishment will die with us, or shortly there after. All our work will come undone. But God, in His grace has breathed purpose back into our living under the sun. He has instilled here some things that will remain after the end. These things can be interwoven into every part of our lives, should we choose to embrace them. I'm talking about faith, hope and love. In Episode number 1, we kicked off the podcast talking about the role love plays in adding eternal meaning to our days. I think we've revisited it in some capacity in every episode since (this one is no different). Now, in Episode 9, we are tackling faith. Join us as we consider: What does it mean to have faith? How is faith significant eternally? How would our lives look different if we really, truly believed that eternity was coming --if we had faith that every sacrifice for the sake of the Kingdom of God would be rewarded? Scriptures Referenced 1 Corinthians 13:8-13, "These three remain: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love." Hebrews 11:1, "What is faith? It is the confident It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.” Hebrews 11:8-10, "It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land... Abraham did this because he was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.” Hebrews 11:35-38, "...But others trusted God and were tortured, preferring to die rather than turn from God and be free..." For More Subscribe to our email list here. We'd love to be able to stay in touch with you! Subscribe to our podcast on iOS here. To subscribe on Android, click this link and select your podcast listening app. Or copy this link into your favorite podcast listening app: http://embracingasimplerlife.libsyn.com/rss Leave an iTunes review here. These help more people find the Embracing a Simpler Life podcast and are greatly appreciated! Follow Embracing a Simpler Life on Facebook and Instagram!
Longtime friends and authors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall share relatable, practical and fun conversations on faith, motherhood and leadership. Often inviting another friend into the conversation, listeners will be inspired to take that next step, do that hard thing, and encourage their family and friends to do the same as they walk through the doors God opens. Let's be world changers for good right where we are!
Rank #1: Ep.76: Mom Anger - Identifying Triggers & Helpful Tips.
Like a sleeping giant, anger can sit dormant or relatively calm until we become parents. Then, suddenly, it can feel like it wakes up and takes over. If you feel that parenting triggers anger, on any level, this podcast is for you. My guests for this episode, Amber Lia and Wendy Speake, are the authors of Triggers: Exchanging Parent’s Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. We discuss common parenting issues that cause us to explode inappropriately at our children. Moving beyond simple parenting tips on how to change your child’s behavior, Amber and Wendy offer biblical insight that gets to the deeper internal places of the heart. From setting reminders on your phone, to coming up with new plans for old patterns, to affirming positive behavior, we discuss practical ways that parents can break the cycle of anger and emerge more patient, kind, grace-filled and effective.
Rank #2: Ep.51: Sarah Jakes Roberts.
Sarah Jakes Roberts grew up in the spotlight. As the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes her teenage insecurities were fueled by living in the public eye. She became pregnant at 13, had her baby at 14 and began her parenting journey. Now the mom of 6 with her husband Touré Roberts, Sarah is maneuvering the life of a blended family while co-pastoring their own church in Hollywood, CA. In this episode Sarah's life experience is evident. Her wisdom is clear as she talks through how to find your place as stepmom (and how to support your children's stepmom), what it means to teach kids about healthy boundaries through living in overflow, and the need to "forgive and remember" in order to prevent entering into familiar yet unhealthy patterns. Her tone is warm and her words ring of truth. You can tell she wants the best for women and uses honesty about her own life as a starting place to talk through choices and responses. This transparent conversation with Sarah is quintessential Open Door Sisterhood because it is both practical and inspirational. You will leave feeling understood, spurred on to do better, with some practical approaches to facing the uncomfortable in order to thrive. This isn't a show about skimming over the issues, but rather recognizing the pain that might be hidden and how it informs our decisions today.