Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth. Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.
The riddle of experience vs. memory | Daniel Kahneman. Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.
460: Understand How People See You. Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It," explains the science of perception.
543: Building Emotional Agility. Susan David, author of "Emotional Agility" and psychologist at Harvard Medical School, on learning to unhook from strong feelings.
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.
Rank #1: CTLP Episode 75- Planning and Prepping for a New School Year with Kendra Hennessy. Affiliate links are used in this content. This episode is brought to you by Homeschool in the Woods. Cultivating the Lovely listeners get $5 off your purchase of $50 or more through August 19th. Use coupon code “THELOVELY” at checkout. Cultivating the Lovely is also brought to you by Purple, the original no-pressure mattress. CTL listeners get a free Purple Pillow,... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 75- Planning and Prepping for a New School Year with Kendra Hennessy! Consider leaving a comment!
Rank #2: CTLP Episode 104- Motherhood and Madame Chic with Jennifer L. Scott. Affiliate links are used in this content. Cultivating the Lovely is brought to you by Canvas People, EveryPlate and BioClarity. Get your own 11×14 Canvas People print, for free! Just text the word Lovely to 79-79-79. For 50% off your first box of EveryPlate, go to everyplate.com and enter promo code THELOVELY. To get your Free Clarifying Masque... Read more...You just finished reading CTLP Episode 104- Motherhood and Madame Chic with Jennifer L. Scott! Consider leaving a comment!
Rank #1: 6 Secrets for Staying Organized with Laura Smith – Hf #196. The podcast is ALL about productivity and organization this week and we are kicking off the discussion with one of my favorite planning gals, Laura Smith from i Heart Planners. She’s share her 6 secrets for staying organized! 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: Find the full 2017 Homemaking Ministries Online Conference here Follow Laura over at i Heart Planners Download Laura’s note sheets from this episode Check out our sponsor: VistaPrint.com Check out our sponsor: Wix.com Sign up for the FREE workshop!! Join me later this week for an awesome free workshop taught by one of my favorite bloggers and authors, Beth Anne from Brilliant Business Moms. She is teaching a free class called Craft Your Perfect Evening Routine and it’s going to be SO good! In fact, in the next episode, I am going to share all the lessons I’ve been learning this week from Beth Anne – so make sure to sign up to so you can follow along too. Sign up for the free workshop here! The post 6 Secrets for Staying Organized with Laura Smith – Hf #196 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Rank #2: Working Around the House with Little Ones – Hf #88. With five kids, four and under there is one question I get asked over and over again: How do you work around the house with little ones underfoot? I am very familiar with this struggle! With so many littles, my house is in constant chaos. I love it most of the time, but it is a struggle sometimes to get things done like cooking, cleaning, and mopping! 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. Since my oldest are only 4, I have a few things I can share that we’ve done. But I wanted to reach out to some of my friends and get their advice on what they do. So I’ve got advice from several ladies for you today! Before we get to the practical advice: Before I jump into my practical advice, I do want to share one thing to keep in mind: When thinking through our kids involvement in our home we need to remember our #1: to teach them about and share the Gospel with them. My #1 goal within my home is to point them back to Christ. To mold them and shape them and at the end of the day, direct them back to CHRIST. And so that needs to shape how and what we do within our home, especially when it comes to how we interact with these little ones that God has given into our care. It’s really really easy to view my kids as distractions. They are distracting me from getting things done around the house, distracting me from getting dinner on the table, etc. It’s easy to get frustrated and overwhelmed with them when I’m trying to get MY to-do list done! And yet, these little people within my home are not distractions. They are in fact, my biggest mission field, the priority which God has given me for this season. They should be the largest focus of my time and energy. Yes, the cooking and the cleaning NEED to get done. But if we can remember the all important task of raising our children in the Lord, the blessing that God has given us in raising this next generation, then it’s far easier to stop viewing our children as distractions to our housework, but rather the purpose for our housework. If you struggle with this like I do, I recommend you go back and listen to episode #69 of the podcast: Eliminating Distractions in Your Homemaking. What I currently do with my littles: As many of these ladies are going to share below, one great thing is to involve your kids in the housework. I love to try to involve my kids, have them help in the kitchen, and to help do simple things alongside me. Their favorite tasks involve trying to help sweep and unload the dishwasher. I also love giving them outdoor brooms and letting them sweep the sidewalk out front and our back deck. (This keeps the 2 year olds entertained for a while!) So I’m going to leave the involving kids suggestions to the other ladies because they all have some GREAT advice. Because one thing I want to address: Sometimes I have to train my kids to just stay out of the way. I don’t mean that to come across harsh. But with the concentration of littles I have, if I involved them in every single chore, I would never ever get anything done. So there are times when they know it’s play time and mom is working in the kitchen or cleaning. Often before dinner, it’s play time outside or in their room. They can come and talk to me and hang around the kitchen if they want or get involved if they ask, but it’s not time to tear through the kitchen, run around in the living room, etc. And with four littles boys all so young, that’s often all they want to do at that time of day So while I encourage them to help me, I also don’t tolerate rough housing in my kitchen. I love them getting involved and helping me (which has actually been happening more and more as they are getting older), but sometimes they are squirmy little boys who need to get out of my kitchen and go run around One such area is when I’m mopping. They have learned that when I’m mopping, they stay off the tile or there will be consequences. I do my chores mainly in the morning, because I don’t want to waste nap time by cleaning which means all 5 of them are awake when I usually mop. Which means I’ve had to train them to stay off the tile. So my advice to add is to take that extra time to work with them on obeying mommy to stay off the tile, don’t run through the kitchen when dinner is making, etc. I am a huge advocate for having littles work along side you, but I think there are also times to say, “No honey, not right now. Go run and play before dinner!” Okay here’s the more amazing advice from my friends: Katie Bennett of Embracing a Simpler Life, 3 kids. “Mine love to feel like they’re helping! Give them a dust rag or a little job and it becomes a fun time for everyone.” Caroline Allen of The Modest Mom Blog – 6 kids, ages 2-13. “I’ve had to keep my little ones out of the kitchen at this rental house, because there was literally no room for them to play in there. At our other house I would let them stand on a stool and “do dishes” while I cooked, with heavy aprons on so they didn’t totally soak their clothes! Anywhere from 2 on up to 8 they normally think this is fun, before they start doing dishes for real. “ Amy Roberts of Raising Arrows – 10 kids, ages 19-9mos. “Many times I have stuck little ones in a homemade mei tai on my back while I cook. I have aprons for all of my little ones who are old enough to walk, and I try to include them as much as possible. I bought children’s knives from Pampered Chef (they have something similar on Amazon as I think PC discontinued theirs) and I let them chop on stuff. We talk a lot about staying back when I open the oven, not pulling their stools up to the stove, and never using a real knife until mommy says they can. I have very fond memories of sitting on the counter next to my mom as she cooked. I try not to shoo the kids out of the kitchen because of this. However…you run in my kitchen, you are banished! ;)” Hilary Bernstein of No Place Like Home – 2 kids, ages 9 & 7. “I kept a few kitchen-only activities in a cupboard, so when I was cooking I could pull them out and let the kids entertain themselves in the kitchen with me. They were toddlers at the time, but I had play tweezers from a doctor kit and had them pick up as many pompoms as they could. I also let them try to stick uncooked spaghetti noodles in an empty cheese shaker (the kind with a holey lid). When it was time for dinner, I put all of the supplies away and reused them every week or so. It kept them busy and helped their fine motor skills.” Jennifer Ross of Confidently Called – 11 kids, ages 4-26. “So for kids under… say 5 or so when I’m cooking I let them help (when applicable) or the little girls I give them empty bowls and plastic spoons to pretend cook if I”m making something they can’t help with (frying, etc) or let them set the table, rinse the dishes, that sort of thing. With cleaning I always just give the youngest kids a damp washcloth to clean the baseboards, wipe the table, stair railings etc. Or they love using the feather duster! A 4 or 5 year old can unload the dishwasher… some things anyway. If your oldest is just 2 or 3 though, the bowl and spoon still work and the duster. They really love that feather duster! They can fold hand towels and washcloths, put away clean socks or jammies.” Meal Planning Help: I am really excited to share with you the sponsor of today’s podcast episode: PrepDish! If you ever feel like you wish you had a little help in your meal planning, then I highly encourage you to check out PrepDish. They offer gluten free meal plans and paleo meal plans. But you don’t have to eat a gluten-free or paleo diet in order to take advantage of all that PrepDish has to offer! In fact, almost half of their customers don’t eat those diets. The meals are healthy and non-processed and work well for anyone who is trying to eat a healthy diet. And PrepDish is offering a super special TWO week free trail when you sign up through this link (how awesome!!) When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. After only 1-3 hours of prepping on the weekend, you’ll have all of your meals ready for the entire week. I absolutely love how easy they make it. Free TWO week trial of PrepDish The post Working Around the House with Little Ones – Hf #88 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Rank #1: Problem Solved: Friendship. We may have accidentally solved real friendship problems this month! We also cover the history of friendship, Rebecca talked about a public naked experience she had yesterday and we even talked about conflict we have had. AND we sang several times.
Rank #2: #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 #1: Should We Have More Children? | Mailbox Monday — 813. "I feel overwhelmed... I used to want more kids but now I just want to be DONE!" This question comes to me a lot here at the podcast—so let's look at God's Word as we talk about this and a few other questions. Be encouraged! God's got this.
Rank #2: Why Do We Homeschool? – 644. People often ask me why my husband and I decided to homeschool our seven children. Truthfully, we never planned on homeschooling—but we have come to believe that it is the best educational option out there today for many reasons: socialization, educational opportunities, freedom... just for starters. If you're a parent who is sitting on the fence about homeschooling or if you're a seasoned homeschooler who has lost your vision for education, tune in today! Heidi has a big hug for you and a reminder that what you're doing is worth it.
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.
Rank #1: Surviving Dark Nights of the Soul - Episode #313. When these tests come upon us, it is our one moment when we can look at our circumstances, feel our feelings of despair, and then choose to say, "I don't understand, but I believe and I will wait, and I will rest, as an act of my will, because you are the Lord of Hosts and you are my Father."
Rank #2: Be Wild and Free - Episode #312. Five years ago, my friend Ainsley Arment started a community of mothers who want to give their children a quality education, but also a childhood full of wonder, freedom, and curiosity. This community, called Wild + Free, began on Instagram but has spread into real-life gatherings all over the world. I’ve spoken at several of her conferences, and she’s just written a book called The Call of the Wild + Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s Education.
Rank #1: 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.
Rank #2: A Quiet Heart Makes for A Peaceful Home.
Rank #1: SPF 081: How Do We Love Those We Don't Click With?. How can we be gracious with people in our lives that we just don’t click with? The people I like to call, our spiritual sandpaper? Today we looking at what the Bible says about loving one another, even the people who chew really loud. Ways to Support the SPF Podcast Have you been encouraged by the SPF Podcast? Consider supporting the podcast in these ways: 1. Become an SPF teammate with a monthly gift of $5 or more on patreon.com/sheprovesfaithful and get exclusive access to some digital resources! 2. Try Audible by Amazon - this is our favorite way to enjoy audiobooks! My daughter listens to audiobooks every day for her rest time. You get 1 free book credit a month and you keep the books forever - even if you decide Audible is not for you. When you try Audible for the free month, you help support SPF! Click here to try it for a month free and get TWO FREE books to keep forever: Get Your Toddler to Talk My friend Adrienne is a Speech Language Pathologist and helped me get my toddler talking with her video course. It was so encouraging that I became an affiliate to share her program with others! This course is a 7 step process all in 30 minutes that you have life-time access to and is practical and simple to implement. For more information and to check out her course here. See her You Tube Channel here (she has over 15K subscribers!): Learn With Adrienne YouTube Learn 300 Signs in 30 days! Adrienne also has a course to learn 300 signs in 30 days! If you've ever wanted to learn sign language, this is a great course. Try the first lesson free! **These are affiliate links, meaning I receive a portion of the sale if you purchase, but at no cost to you - But I recommend these courses and Adrienne. How Do We Love Those we Don't Click with? God is sanctifying us to be set apart from the world! God uses a variety of things, including people to mature us for His glory and our good. When answering how do we love those we don't click with we need to consider what the Word says about loving one another. 1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. the commandment is to believe in Jesus and love another- is inseparable Our creed is shown by conduct - what we believe will come out in our actions, and how we behave will show what we believe loving one another is bound up in our faith in Christ to be the one who forgives our sins and gives us everything we need for life and godliness There are blessings to loving others: loving others shows assurance of our salvation - 1 John 4:7, 1 John 3:14, 1 John 3:10, 1 John 4:8, 1 John 2:9-10 loving others shows the world that we are disciples of Christ - it is evangelism that proclaims the existence of God by how we treat fellow believers! John 13:35 Galatians 5:13-15 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another. We are in freedom to love because we get to love out of the fullness of Christ in our hearts. We are not slaves to the flesh - to the empty ways of trying to satisfy ourselves. Don’t return to those things, those ways. Practical Truths about Love Love in the 1 John 3:23 verse is in the present tense - this means to love calls for a continual practice of selfless, sacrificial, God-like love. Love is not a feeling, but a choice We are called to imitate how God loves us - specifically, sacrificially, does not require it to be reciprocal NOT ONLY IMITATE - John Piper talks about this - “Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. Yes, but not by copying my fruit, but by connecting to my vine. You don’t mainly imitate. You participate. Your love for each other is not a simulation of mine, but a manifestation of mine. You are the branches. I am the vine. If you abide in me, you can bear fruit, and prove to be my disciples. This its how all people know you are truly my disciples.” SHOWING LOVE TO OTHERS IS ONLY POSSIBLE because we are grafted into the vine - into the life and love of Christ. We love as he loved because we love with his love. Questions to Ponder So when I think of how can be gracious to people I don’t click with, I need to be asking myself, how can I obey God in loving others. How can I be patient with others? How can I put aside pure preference of things rather than starting fights and quarrels about them How can I serve out of the joy of my salvation? The freedom I have in Christ? How can I be objective about loving others rather than relying on a feeling. Resources John Piper article about loving one another: https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/the-new-commandment-of-christ-love-one-another-as-i-have-loved-you https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/as-i-have-loved-you-love-one-another SPF 018: Do Feelings Triumph over Truth? Table Talk - Ligonier Magazine https://www.ligonier.org/tabletalk/
Rank #2: 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 #1: MS 075 Jamie Ivey: The Happy Hour ~ Failure, Forgiveness, and God's Amazing Grace. Host of the podcast, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, Jamie shares her mud story of promiscuity, pregnancy, and pain, about God's amazing grace, as well as adoption and the mud of motherhood..including links to some things we're LOVING right now! Subscribe or Leave a Rating or Review HERE JOIN the MUD STORIES GATHERING closed Facebook page HERE GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win..take THIS SURVEY HERE (giving away ONE 30 minute Skype call and TWO $25 Amazon Gift Cards!!)
Rank #2: 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 #1: TTM #43 - Taking Charge of Your Health...all for God's Glory! .
Rank #2: TTM #44: Moms, Guard yourself with truth! with Christin Slade.
Rank #1: My Morning Routine on a Homeschool Day. Have you ever wondered what a typical morning homeschool schedule looks like in our house? Today, I share all the subjects we tackle, our Morning Basket or Table Time routine, how we manage lunch on homeschool days, and so much more! Get FREE homeschooling & homemaking resources HERE! Resources mentioned: The Homeschool Garden Morning Time Review ~The Homeschool Garden Morning Time Membership~ The Precious People Curriculum Review ~The Precious People Curriculum~ DITL - Typical Friday House Cleaning (VIDEO) How to Put Your Homeschool on Autopilot (PODCAST) Weekly House Cleaning (PODCAST) Homeschooling Year Round information Making Homeschool Lunches Easy Apologia Science with Multiple Ages Phonetic Zoo Review Reading Eggs (helped my struggling reader!) GradeSpelling.com CLE Science Readers
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
Rank #1: Ep.26: Emily Ley. Emily Ley is a woman who understands busy. As the founder of Emily Ley Paper, Inc. and The Simplified Planner, she runs a business while parenting three children under five. And she recently released her first book, Grace Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy. It helps that her business is centered around women simplifiying their lives, she knows the systems that work. A jam packed episode of helpful tips, from Sunday night routines to saying "no" to good things, Emily tells us how she developed a planner with the busy woman in mind. She doesn't over-complicate the life management tool, she (no surprise) keeps it simple. And as a busy woman she practices what she preaches. You are sure to find Emily charming, inspirational and full of ideas on how to live with a posture of grace over a posture of perfection.
Rank #2: Ep.125: What Is Your Number? Understanding the Enneagram 101 with Suzanne Stabile. For the past several years, there's been a buzz about a self-assessment tool known as the Enneagram. The purpose of it? To know thyself. It is a system of classifying personality types based on a nine-pointed starlike figure inscribed within a circle. While it may seem the Enneagram suddenly surfaced into the milieu of culture, in fact it has been in existence for centuries. If you've ever heard anyone say, "I'm a 2 with a 3 wing," or "That's such a 7 thing to do," chances are you've encountered Enneagram-devotees who have used it to further their self-discovery. Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought-after Enneagram Master who has taught over 500 workshops worldwide. She joins The Sisterhood to teach us the basics of this system: the origin, what exactly it is, how we can use it in our individual lives, how it helps us in relationships, how to understand our motivations, and what it looks like to be healthy and unhealthy in our number. We also address criticisms of the Enneagram and talk through how it differs from the other self-assessments out there. If you are looking to understand yourself and others better, if you've heard about the Enneagram but can't get a handle on exactly what it is, or if you simply want to learn more about this helpful tool, you've come to the right episode. Listen in and learn!
Rank #1: EP 34: Marriage Series #1 - God's Design for Marriages and Our Role as Women. I am so grateful to be back at the podcast and excited about this upcoming series on marriage. I've enjoyed my study time for this series and this first one is foundational because it lays out from God's Word His design for marriage and what our role is He has called us to as women. As we dig in together today if you can sit with a Bible handy that would be a help as we're covering a lot of verses. They are all listed below so you can go back and refer to them later. Genesis 2:18-25 is my main text in understanding God's design for marriage. My husband is going to join in on the podcasts on submission and I'm looking forward to working together with him on this series. We've been married over 32 years and consider ourselves continual learners in our walk with the Lord and in our marriage. The Lord has grown us in our love for Him and in that, in our love for one another. I have said it before but my Doug makes me want to be more like Jesus. For the complete show notes and resources mentioned head to ThankfulHomemaker.comFuture Podcasts in this Series: (not official titles yet but it gives you the topics at least) Loving our Husbands Respecting Our Husbands Submission (two-part series) Communication IntimacyResources:Homemaking Ministries Conference - Deep Dive Summit The Creation of Woman- John MacArthur Sermon The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace God of Creation by Jen Wilkin Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack ESV Study Bible John MacArthur Study Bible Podcast Ep 17: Cherishing Our Husbands Podcast: Loving Our Husbands- Women's Hope Podcast Who Am I by Jerry Bridges Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney Love Has a Price Tag by Elisabeth Elliot A Picture-Perfect Marriage- Tim Challies For the complete show notes and resources mentioned head to ThankfulHomemaker.com
Rank #2: Ep 3: Delighting in Being a Worker at Home. My hope is to encourage you today to be thankful to the role the Lord has called you in as a keeper of the home.
Rank #1: My Story of Following God: The "making of" Heavenly Minded Mom. Isn't it amazing to see what God will do as we take steps forward in obedience? That's the story behind Heavenly Minded Mom, and in this episode, Katie shares the unfolding of the vision behind the book, the cool "God-moments" sprinkled in throughout the process, and a the behind the scenes process of writing and publishing. We hope you'll be encouraged that God is up to something in each of our lives if only we take the next step forward in faith. Episode Links My book: Heavenly Minded Mom Buy from Cokesbury (In stock and ready to ship!) Claim your pre-order bonuses Read a free sample: Heavenly Minded Mom SAMPLE 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!
Rank #2: Living a Life of Spiritual Discipline with Leigh Ann Dutton. When we become believers, we are given the privilege of entering into a restored, love relationship with the very God who created us. There is an incomprehensible glory and weightiness in that calling. We learn what it means to take up our cross (sacrificing "self") in order to follow Him. Maturing in Christ is our responsibility, but what does that look like? Join guest Leigh Ann Dutton and me as we talk about living a life of spiritual discipline, including: What are spiritual disciplines? How do we find motivation to practice spiritual disciplines? Why is this better than what I must give up to have it? How do spiritual disciplines integrate with a busy life? Where do I start? "This isn't about us, it's about God. It's about holy God, a righteous God, a good, good God who loves us and desired us. He called us. We have the opportunity to respond or not." --Leigh Ann Dutton Episode Links Leigh Ann's blog: Intentional by Grace Recommended book: Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Book Club with the Intentional by Grace community Leigh Ann's post: Where to Start Reading the Bible Leigh Ann's post: 5 Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Bible Study Scriptures Referenced (NIV) Mark 3:13-15, Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my commands." Matthew 22:36-40, "Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” 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!