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Open Arms Podcast

It’s not easy to navigate marriage and motherhood even when things are going well. What do you do when your marriage is falling apart and you still have to hold it together as a mom? Is it possible to survive? Can you dare to even dream of thriving again? Open Arms podcast is for you. Follow: @openarmspodcast Email: openarmspodcast@gmail.com

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A Christmas Letter for the Single Mom

In this episode, Margaret reads a Christmas letter she wrote for the single mom after thinking back on her own experience as a single mom during the holidays. Her desire is to help her listeners combat the lies and overcome the discouragement they face at Christmastime. She highlights a well-known Christmas verse in the Bible which she finds particularly fitting for single moms-- Isaiah 9:6. She concludes the episode by providing tips to help make Christmas special for your kids. Email her at openarmspodcast@gmail.com to share your own Christmas struggles or fun Christmas traditions. 


21 Dec 2021

Rank #1

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Anger: Breaking It Down

In this episode, Margaret returns from taking a month off to talk about levels of hurt, levels of anger, and forgiveness. She shares her favorite Bible verses on anger and even a poem she wrote to conclude the episode. She’d love to hear your thoughts! Email her at openarmspodcast@gmail.com.


18 Nov 2021

Rank #2

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For They Shall Be Satisfied

In this episode, Margaret talks about her own experience of loneliness and hunger. She also shares examples from the Bible (listed below). The listener will find courage to face the unknown without fear as they get to know God's good plans for their season of loneliness. Email Margaret at openarmspodcast@gmail.com. She'd love to hear from you!  Bible verses referenced in this episode: James 1:27 Exodus 16 Lamentations 3:23 Philippians 2:14 Matthew 5:6 John 4:1-26 Psalm 68:6 1 Peter 5:8


5 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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Bad Options, Good Decisions

In this episode, Margaret guides her listeners through the process of difficult decision-making. She uses examples in Scripture to inspire hope in women who find themselves facing bad options and feeling discouraged. Please email her your thoughts and questions! The email address is: openarmspodcast@gmail.com.  Bible verses referenced in this episode:  Exodus 2:1-10 Isaiah 54:5 Esther 4:12-16; 8:1-8 Psalm 16:11


24 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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Dreaming Again, Part 2

In this episode, Margaret finishes answering the question, "How do I dream again?" by telling the story of Joseph from the Bible. The story of Joseph is found in Genesis 37, 39-48. Email her your questions at openarmspodcast@gmail.com. She'd love to hear from you!  Other verses referenced in this episode:  Genesis 50:20 Isaiah 64:4


17 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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Dreaming Again, Part 1

In this episode, Margaret begins to answer the question, "How do I dream again?" by discussing the very necessary first step of grief. There is much courage to be gained as she helps the listener discover how to grieve with hope. 


10 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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A No-Guilt Divorce

In this episode, Margaret touches on misconceptions surrounding the topic of divorce and how she overcame feelings of guilt and shame. Please email her at openarmspodcast@gmail.com so she can address your question on an upcoming episode!  Bible verses referenced in this episode: 1 John 2:9-11 Matthew 6:12; 18:15-18; 19:1-9  Malachi 2:16  Ephesians 4:32 Colossians 3:13 


3 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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God, Do You Hate Me?

In her second episode, Margaret addresses feeling forgotten by God. She shares her own stories of God helping her overcome loneliness and discouragement by strengthening her faith. She'd love to hear from you! Email openarmspodcast@gmail.com.  Bible verses referenced in this episode: Genesis 15:6 Isaiah 43:19 and 55:11  Hebrews 11:1 and 6  Romans 4:22  2 Corinthians 4:16-18 


28 Aug 2021

Rank #8

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Welcome to Open Arms Podcast

On the first episode of Open Arms Podcast, Margaret identifies her audience and highlights the topics she will be covering each week. Please email your questions and suggestions to openarmspodcast.com. She'd love to hear from you and will share your thoughts on an upcoming episode!  Listen to JJ Heller sing "I Believe in You" to be encouraged this week:  https://open.spotify.com/track/3FRARAKLpHw3er9ZaTwaHO?si=ZmBOzIH2TRyUKpUnhBiDiA&dl_branch=1


20 Aug 2021

Rank #9