Rank #1: GITM #9 Beth Moore
Today you'll also hear me give a tribute to my mom and dad, who just celebrated their 50 wedding anniversary. We got to celebrate with them in Oklahoma this past weekend. We gathered with family and their college reunion friends to surprise them with a night to remember. My Mom and Dad were my first worship leaders as a child. The first people to point me to Jesus. Even in trying seasons, as a couple, I watched them surrender everything to Jesus, which was the best thing I could have seen growing up...surrender. Enjoy a "homecoming" today as you'll hear clips from the anniversary party, the songs we sang, the fun we had... This will go down as one of my favorites! Enjoy!
Rank #2: Season 2 Ep 35 Postures of the Heart Part I
Rank #3: Season 3 Ep 55 - A Better Home
Rank #4: Season 2 Ep 42 - How Can it be Time Already
Today we’re going to talk about what it looks like to cultivate the smaller reach of our lives instead of being overwhelmed that we’re not making a “huge impact”… Maybe we have big dreams for the future but what if instead of running after the the big thing, we spend time cultivating the smaller reach of our lives, weaving it strong and true. I’m going to introduce you to my niece @adelinehillmusic today who is pursuing a music career in the mainstream and let me tell you, the girl has something to SAY. I’ve gotten the privilege of getting to mentor Adeline since she was very young and I’ve watched her choose to be “made in the secret” when the doors weren’t quite opening yet. I’ve watched her cultivate the smaller reach of her life that has afforded her friendships and experiences she’ll carry for a lifetime. Her new song, “How Can It Be Time Already” is about realizing it’s already time to fly the nest but it’s been beautiful to watch it kind of sneak up on her, those of us who have been watching her closely! All that time being formed in the secret has paid off and it’s been sweet to watch her rise up in her gift! You will LOVE hearing from her heart, don’t miss it! AND…THIS IS THE LAST EPISODE for Season Two BUT REMEMBER you can join me for the summer on patreon.com for my Summer in the Psalms series…Living a Life of Worship in the Middle of the Mundane, we’d love to have you join us!
Rank #5: GITM #19 Ann Voskamp
Rank #6: Season 2 Ep 41 - Special Guest Lauren Tomlin
Today is a beautiful reminder that before we are a wife or a mama,
we are a daughter with an invitation to take God up on all that He has for us, if we’ll just choose to step into it with Him.
This episode is actually our Mother’s Day episode, but PLEASE don’t pass it up just because you are not a Mama! There’s something for EVERYONE in today’s episode! Today is actually one of my favorite interviews that I’ve gotten to do, to date! You’re going to get to hear from my beautiful friend Lauren Tomlin whom I’ve actually mentioned several times on this podcast before! She’s married to my friend Chris Tomlin and theirs is a story that has been incredible to watch unfold over the years. Married later in life, Lauren opens up about the invitation that marriage and parenthood has been to engage their hearts deeply with the Father. She is so transparent about accepting God’s invitation in it all, even through a lot of pain and trial, but how it’s changed the way they live with and love each other and their two beautiful daughters. Lauren and I teared up several times throughout this interview as we’d recognize some “full circle” moments and could clearly see the hand of God and His faithfulness right in front of us! Don’t miss this one! I’ll talk to you soon!
Rank #7: GITM #22 Broken and Free
Rank #8: Season 2 Ep 40 - Postures of the Heart Part 5
As we trust God with the unfolding of us,
a heart of welcome opens up for the unfolding
I’ve shared these heart postures over the years in many settings and this is always the posture that’s the most fun to talk about because it’s the most fulfilling to LIVE! Something supernatural happens when we place our trust in God for our own wants, needs and desires and even the things that we dream and plan! We freely begin to open up with lives of WELCOME that invite others into our “familiar” with our Father. Here’s to the unfolding of all of us to be what God has always intended for us to be…His life extended to the world around us. His “welcome”! I’ll talk to you soon!
Rank #9: Season 2 Ep 27 - His Banner Over Me
Rank #10: GITM #3: Angie Smith
In today’s episode I’m going to share one of my favorite stories from this journey and honestly one of my favorite stories about my husband, Nathan. You’ll get to hear more about how God began to come after my heart like never before in terms of trust and surrender. The thing was, I thought I was surrendered to Him but really it was just the beginning of me understanding how to truly open my hands and my heart to Him. It’s also sweet after all this time to look back and see God’s faithfulness! It’s so hard and scary to give up precious things but God has a way of giving them back 100 fold somehow...
Also, I’m so pleased to say that my special guest today is the gorgeous Angie Smith! Angie and I have been friends for quite some time, long before she started a blog and became an author! You’re going to get to hear two friends sit and remember and laugh and marvel at God’s faithfulness. I also think you’ll enjoy hearing how we met and even hear about a special role that she played in our lives before she became an author! I don’t think you would be able to guess it if you tried! Enjoy!
Rank #11: Season 2 Ep 39 - Postures of the Heart Part 4
Rank #12: GITM #10 Bob Goff
Bob sent me a package this week…the kids have opened a Bob Goff care package before and so this time they recognized the fun, frizzy paper, the colored balloons and taffy that cushions whatever it is he has sent your way! In this case…it was a large, red, Christmas jingle bell ornament to celebrate that our Christmas record project is funded and is having the finishing touches put on it even now! We are so beyond grateful for everyone who has invested in this project. We pray that it is as special to all of you as it is to us!
Enjoy today’s episode as I connect around the table with my friend, Bob Goff and have a glorious day!
Rank #13: GITM #4: Lauren Chandler
Brothers, let us come together
Walking in the Spirit
There’s much to be done
We will come reaching, out from our comforts
And they will know us by our love…
Sisters, we were made for kindness
We can pierce the darkness
As He shines through us
We will come reaching
With a song of healing
And they will know us by our love
The time is now,
Come Church arise
Love with His hands,
See with His eyes
Bind it around you
Let it never leave you
And they will know us by our love
Children, you are hope for justice
Stand firm in the truth now
Set your hearts above
You will be reaching
Long after we’re gone
And they will know you by your love…
I’m so grateful to say that my guest today is the beautiful Lauren Chandler. She is such a dear friend to me. Lauren and her husband Matt live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with their 3 children, 2 horses and 2 dogs, and Matt pastors The Village Church where Lauren regularly leads worship. Lauren is a wonderful woman, a lover of Jesus, a singer, songwriter and now author…but my favorite thing selfishly is that she’s my friend. Today you’ll get to hear how God intersected our lives at just the right moment about 14 years ago and how God used her in such a sweet way to change my life. Enjoy!
Rank #14: Season 2 Ep 36 - Postures of the Heart Part 2
Rank #15: Season 3 Ep 57 - I Lift My Hands to You
Rank #16: Season 2 Ep 25 - Build My Life
Rank #17: GITM #20 Chris Tomlin
Rank #18: Season 2 Episode 26 - Unseen
Rank #19: GITM #24 Kay Warren
If you listened to my last podcast where I told you I'd be pausing for awhile because something was stirring in me...today you'll get to hear how sometimes we get hit by what feels like a freight train right after we announce that something is stirring in us!
All in all it can only mean that the Lord doesn't mind, in fact, He seems to prefer us in a place of utter dependency on Him as something begins to stir. In order to create, to move forward, to grow....like the Peonies that finally appeared in my flower bed just in time for Mother's Day week...I've learned that our frailty attracts His majesty. It's an invitation for Him to come in and BE ALL to us and through us. Today you'll get to hear the lovely Kay Warren talk about that very frailty...but what a sacred privilege it is to partner with God in bringing His Kingdom to earth...as His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
Rank #20: GITM #8 Ellie Holcomb
You’ll also hear me share around the thought (and the scripture) that “all is ours in Christ” - which unfolds more of this posture of sitting in that bullseye place and living and even loving from this place. You’ll hear me even share some vulnerable moments as a Mom, leading my girls through life’s hardest question as a woman… Enjoy!