Rank #1: Super Simple Meals Without a Fancy Plan, Freezer Meals, or Pinterest Recipes •Podcast Ep 51
I am also talking about why I have been eating gluten-free for almost three years even though I am the least likely person to ever make that change! And I am not encouraging you to do it!
Listen in as we talk about simple meal planning!
Rank #2: Our Favorite Homeschool Curriculum and Helps • Ep 81
Rank #3: Time Management Through the Lens of God: What Does God Say About How We Spend Our Time? Ep 80
Today I am encouraging you to manage your time well by looking at time through the lens of God. I'm sharing some Bible verses about time and hoping that if you view time through the lens of God, it may help how you to use it more wisely.
Before you can manage your time well, you need to understand it and the One who created it.
Rank #4: My Real Life Methods: Planners, Meals, Kids and Chores, and More • Ep 109
Rank #5: Finding Freedom From Clutter! Episode10
For years now I have been simplifying and living a more clutter-free life, and last year it all really came to a head when we moved to a new home. We took only what was necessary, and I have found so much freedom in having less stuff. It was a fresh start.
The irony of our society is that we have so much stuff, and continue to seek more, yet we are finding people more and more stressed, busy, and dissatisfied. Why is that?
Our joy comes from so much more than stuff and externals do not define us. Jesus does. Even if you aren’t moving to a new home, you can still choose to start fresh and lessen the amount of clutter in your life.
Face it, more stuff means more stuff to manage and it often brings more stress.
Do you want more peace? More joy? Freedom to live life without being weighed down by stuff?
Join me as we discuss finding freedom from clutter!
Rank #6: Don't Escape Motherhood: Embrace It
Let's not just survive our days, but thrive because we know that God has given us an amazing blessing to raise future adults. He gives us an opportunity to grow closer to Him each moment of motherhood, by recognizing we can only get by in His strength. Yes, it is hard, but any mission is hard. We should expect it to be grueling at times, but rest assured that God uses our hardships for His good.
We are serving Him through each moment of difficulty, so rather than focusing inward, if we focus on the task at hand and on others, we are sure to find so much more joy.
Motherhood is not something to escape, but to embrace. Too often though our society focuses on motherhood as if it costs us so much when in reality the rewards will be great long after we are gone. We are raising future Christ followers and our attitude should reflect Him.
Join me today as I reflect on my life in my early mothering years. I am opening up what I could have done better, and how I am moving forward embracing motherhood today and striving to do all things with excellence, instead of just enough to get by.
Rank #7: Why On Earth Are You Homeschooling?• ep 122
But really, the answer is so simple. And I want to encourage you to focus on keeping the main thing the main thing...it's not always easy or even comfortable, but I don't think anything we do of worth is.
If we keep in my mind why we are doing this, everything else falls into place.
Join me and then let me know your thoughts in the comments below! https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1lr
Rank #8: Keeping it Real. My Journey to the Present. What You See Now is Not Who I Used to Be •Podcast 55
I often say that if you know me now, but didn't know me 20 years ago, it is like walking in half way through a movie, and you're at the part in the movie where the story has turned around, and you're heading toward the happy ending. But I wrestle. I have struggled with God because I want to to be 100% real and authentic with people in my life (especially folks who only see a "snippet" of me in Internet-land) but I also don't want to relive the past or share some of the awful nitty-gritty details.
So today, I am keeping it real and letting you know that there is a huge redemption story behind what you see. When you see pretty pictures on Instagram or hear a touching story about what my hubby did for me that day, it's because I can't help but see God's power in every moment. Because my life is a living testimony of redemption. If He can redeem me, then there is hope for anyone.
And when you think I have it all together, know that I was broken into a million pieces, and HE holds me together now.
Listen in as I share how God shined a light in the dark places in my life and I will only give Him the glory in every breath I take for the rest of my life, and into eternity.
Rank #9: Stop Rushing. Slow Down and Hear His Voice.
And we ask, "Where did the time go?"
Our life purpose is to glorify God and that means doing so in each moment. Satan wants nothing more than for us to be distracted by the busy so we can't hear Jesus's voice. In a world that is obsessed with hustle, I am encouraging you to listen to His voice and do not conform to the world (Romans 12:2). Live in His timing, not the world's.
Rank #10: Living Like It's Christmas All Year Long• Ep 75
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Rank #11: Choose Grace Over Gossip: Getting to the Heart of Negative Words, Thoughts, and Feelings
I am also sharing a very personal and life-changing (yet shameful) story of how I became more aware of my words and thoughts toward others.
We will be talking about gossip. But not just the fact that we shouldn't gossip or why it is bad. But WHY do we do it? Are we truly honoring others above ourselves when we choose to speak (or even think!) negatively about them? And what are we teaching our children when we ourselves are not modeling the humble attitude that Christ taught us? Not only are gossip, complaining, and negative words detrimental to our relationships, they reveal a deeper more ugly side of our flesh. But there is hope...The Spirit transforms us!
Join me today as I tackle this difficult, but necessary topic so that we can live in relationships as God truly intended for us.
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Rank #12: Steps You Can Take To Simplify Right Now Ep 127
Many of the things on this list will help you to practically simplify and many of them will also help you get to the heart of the issue. Enjoy! And may you simply live…for Him…And please note, I ended up sharing 19 and not 20 because I combined two together! But... who's counting!;)https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1pL
Rank #13: Homeschooling Through the Holidays• Ep 71
Some ideas talked about in this episode:
Unit studies- Special studies for Christmas ( Colonial Christmas unit study, studying Jesus' birth, etc.)
Letting kids address Christmas card envelopes or write notes
Practicing random acts of kindness
Delegating by incorporating your children into all the "to-do's:- baking, wrapping, etc.
Rank #14: The One Thing You Must Do Before You Plan Your Homeschool Year• Podcast Ep 102
Rank #15: Clear the Clutter in Your Homeschool•Podcast Ep 42
We all do.
Truth is, right now is all we have. So, let's talk about how we can clear the clutter in our homeschools (physical and mental) and make the most of every moment. From books to supplies, to endless piles of stuff, let's get in there and clear the clutter. I am sharing all about how we keep homeschool clutter to a minimum, how to know what "stuff" to keep and what to purge, and most importantly, how to focus on what matters most. The more we seek Jesus, the less stuff we find we need cluttering up our homeschool and our life.
Rank #16: Tackling Kids & Clutter! Episode 45
Rank #17: Making Do With What We Have: in a world that strives for more
Join me today and even take a challenge to make do with what you have and know that we have the MOST important thing- Jesus. All else is just icing on the cake. ;) https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1z3
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Rank #18: The Benefits of Living Simply
I am also sharing some things about me that may surprise you!
Rank #19: New Homeschooler's Guide to Simple Homeschool •Podcast Ep 39
In a world that is constantly trying to distract us, it so important, especially as new homeschoolers, to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus so we know when to weed out the things that aren't truly important.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, as a new homeschooler or seasoned homeschooler, join me as I address curriculum, schedules, real life learning, and avoiding the comparison trap. I am discussing how to set a solid foundation from the beginning to make teaching easier down the road. Mostly, I hope to remind all homeschoolers to seek God first in all they do!