Rank #1: Become What You Behold, with Ruth Chou Simons - Episode #315
I so enjoy having friends who inspire me and who have messages that fill my heart. Ruth Chou Simons is such a friend. Her art, her words and her friendship always help to fill some of the dry places of my spiritual heart. We recently recorded a podcast together of some of the issues we have both experienced in this long journey of life as a woman, a spouse, a working writer and a mother. I hope you will be encouraged by our time together. I also am excited to share her new book with you because it is so beautiful and so encouraging.
Rank #2: Episode #230: Decluttering Your Soul, 2018
All of us have limitations. If we spend all of the energy, love and serving that we are capable of giving, we must refuel or there will be consequences. Just as a car cannot fun without gasoline, so we cannot get very far on fumes.
Rank #3: Exchanging Duty & Drudgery with Delight - Episode #314
No matter how hard we try, how many achievements we make, or how many ideals we keep, we will never be able to do enough to earn God's love. Such attempts lead us down a dead-end road paved with feelings of life-depleting guilt and condemnation. Only the grace and love that God gives freely through his merciful nature can provide us with that which we long for: peace and joy.
Rank #4: How to Flourish in Everyday Life - Episode #299
Own Your Circumstances, Own your design, Own your puzzle and make it an interesting, god-glorifying place to live or at least slowly move into that direction. Don't be a victim to your life's duties, find ways to make it personally fulfilling.
Rank #5: Episode #157: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Emily Ley
Rank #6: Episode #190: Training Children to Virtuous Character
Each of us must choose His ways, submit to His will, so that we can truly become stronger in understanding that His love for us requires that He will train us for growth. God does not want us to just be shallow and happy--getting our own way at every juncture. He wants us to learn the depth of His wisdom and to learn the way of contentment and peace.
Rank #7: Episode #172: How to be Joyful When Life Overwhelms
Ask yourself: -Is there a high expectation for a situation or relationship in your life that has been robbing you of joy? How can you better find the tension between the ideals and realities of that circumstance?-How can you allow the Holy Spirit to enter into the imperfect circumstances of your life, allowing you to find supernatural joy?-In what ways can you find gratitude, seek beauty, and find joy in the celebration of life today?
Rank #8: Episode #75: Controlling Life is a False Hope
Rank #9: Episode #201: What Is Most Important: Loving God (Our 24 Family Ways #1)
When we learn to give value to others by serving them, we will be much more likely honor God--and honoring God is the first commandment. Loving God and honoring Him with our whole hearts is the starting place for appropriate worship, which says He is worthy of our praise and service our whole life long. Honor is a heart attitude.
Rank #10: Episode #5: The Secret of Homeschooling with Life, Grace and Excellence Part 1 with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
Homeschooling is a great and long term calling to prepare our children to become adults who can think well, be academically excellent but also to become devoted to Christ and HIs kingdom.
Learning that it is organic as a natural part of the home is such wonderful process to understand and experience.
Rank #11: Episode #65: Different Children Bring Difficult Days: Finding a Way Forward with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
Rank #12: Episode #236: How to Be a Friend Worth Having
Everyone wishes for a true friend. Seldom do we consider that we must first be one.
Rank #13: Episode #224: My Home's Lifegiving Christmas Tradition With Leah Boden
Creating traditions over the year with your family will cultivate a family culture unique to your own heritage. Each of us has agency to decide what is a priority to our own family with consideration of our unique values, personalities and preferences. Yet, when a celebration is practiced year after year, together, pathways of security are roughed out in hearts and minds to remember these practices as moments that speak of love, home and intimacy shared to build life-long community.
Rank #14: Cultivating Friendship with Children - Episode #303
If we as parents can learn to embrace our relationship with God, we will be empowered to create for our children and anyone else who crosses our doorsteps a true culture of love—a home environment where the life of God is breathed through all moments and love becomes the fuel for living with hope, purpose, and expectation.
Rank #15: Episode #160: Numbering Your Child's Days & Nurturing Their Hearts, LGP 1&2: Love & Wisdom
Rank #16: Episode #72: My Need To Belong, His Need to Belong
Rank #17: Episode #164: Guarding Your Children's Heart & Being Transformed
Rank #18: Episode #4: Keeping Your Soul Alive So You Can Thrive with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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 the mother conducts the beauty of this life within its walls. I hope you will find inspiration in these podcasts. I welcome you here!
Rank #20: Episode #92: A Heart for Patience with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
What are you bearing today that feels impossible to you? Are there circumstances, difficulties or burdens that drain your heart and soul? Often times, when we are called upon to grow in character and endurance, when we need others to help encourage us most of all, is when we can feel the most isolated and utterly alone. In this podcast, Sally and Kristen want to encourage you and give you tools to overcome what you are facing today by giving FIVE practical ways to cultivate a heart of patience and peace in your own life and in the hearts of your children. They talk candidly about their own struggles, verses that have helped to bolster their hearts and have meant so much to their own families, and what it has meant to them to learn how to trust God's story for their lives.
Then, Kristen is joined by Mom Heart national team member, Gretchen Roberts who shares her heart for ministry and has an exciting announcement about a new membership site called Cultivating Life With Sally that is opening in September! So many of you have asked for more teaching, training and opportunities to learn from Sally for so long and our entire team is thrilled that there is now a place where you can do just that! Check out more information below and be sure to subscribe to SallyClarkson.com to stay in the loop on updates about when membership opens.What we Talk about:
-5 Things you can cultivate in your life to be able to endure faithfully
-How to embrace faithfulness as a daily choice in your life
-Learning to believe that God truly cares for you, that He will be faithful in His time, and believe that your faith has value.
-How to gain an eternal perspective and allow our character to be formed in suffering.
-When and why it is important to get help and counseling to encourage you.
-Why it is important to rest and refresh in the midst of stress and ideas for how to find simple ways to delight in life and find strength to keep going.
-Learning how to invest yourself in Truth, and take every thought captive when anxiety and fear creep in.
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
James 5: 7-8 “Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being A HEART FOR PATIENCE 162 patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near."
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Him [Christ] who strengthens me."
Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline."
Hebrews 10:35-36, 39 "Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. … But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul."
1 Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it."
Psalm 18:31-32 "For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God, the God who girds me with strength and makes my way blameless? He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me upon my high places."