Mon, 29 September 2014
Raise your hand if you want to be a great mom.
I know I do. Sadly that goal is rarely ever reached by pure determination. Usually by 9 am, the whining or constant needs or sibling rivalry, sabotage all my efforts.
But what if I didn’t have to try to be a “great mom” in my own strength? What if there was a way to have eyes to see the most important things, patience to handle one more question and love to cover another mess?
You’re probably not going to be shocked by the solution–a combination of God’s Word & praying to be led by His Sprit. But maybe you struggle to make the solution a reality.
Yesterday our pastor taught from Psalm 119, saying “A God-oriented life is a Word-oriented life.” If we claim to be followers of Christ, believers of God, and yet don’t spend time in His Word, we will not have the firm foundation to stand on when the storms come.
Today’s podcast guest, Kat Lee (InspiredtoAction.com) not only reminds us how special moms are, but the game changer of going from frazzled to faithful.
Being the practical gal she is, Kat also shares an opportunity you have to be a part of an accountability community, HelloMornings (registration starts today! September 29th).
Sometimes we need people to come around us and spur us on to do things we struggle to do on our own.
Personally? This is the verse I’m memorizing:
What we chat about:
Connect with Kat:
Sun, 21 September 2014
Do not be fooled. This world is a spiritual war zone. We can’t give our enemy too much credit, but we also can’t ignore him.
What do we do when the battle heat is on?
From personal experience, I chose to “phone a friend” (or more like ugly-cry-in-the-church-hallway-at-BSF). Speaking the lies out loud and having a fellow believer speak truth over me was my first line of defense. Next, I asked for prayer from friends and even from my Facebook page community (Are you hanging out over there?).
Most importantly, I read God’s Word for myself and wrapped that belt of Truth around my waist (Eph 6:14).
That’s why today’s podcast topic is so important to me. I would be doing y’all a huge disservice if you didn’t learn to read God’s Word and allow His Spirit to speak to you through it.
Today I’m introducing you to a new friend of mine, Cari Trotter who is going to help us read the Bible.
I am blown away by her outgoing personality and her passion for women to know God through His Word.
She is a gifted Bible teacher, wife to a H.S. Football coach and mom to 3 little ones. Beyond all that? She is a beautiful daughter of the Creator of the universe.
We all have the potential to walk towards our ‘legacy as a royal heir’–the glorious becoming. It starts, like Cari says, ‘by sticking your nose in His Word and discovering real answers to the questions you are asking.’
I truly pray after you hear this interview you will pick up your Bible, read a section (even one verse) and ask yourself the two questions Cari shares in today’s episode. That through the wisdom God provides and personal revelation, you will begin your glorious transformation.
What we chat about:
Connect with Cari:
What is your approach to reading & studying the Bible, for yourself?
Sun, 14 September 2014
She laughs big and she serves the Lord.
This perfectly describes today’s podcast guest, Kristi Griem.
From the moment I met Kristi, she impressed me with her passion to free people–women from sex trafficking, children from injustice and families from poverty.
Having followed the journey God has taken her on the last few years, I wanted to share the story with y’all.
My first goal is to inspire you to see how your past experiences intersect with your passions/talents, to be used for His glory. Your personal “work of worth”.
The second goal is to introduce you to a new way of buying gifts and products. Kristi connects international artisians (trying to break the poverty cycle or rehabilitate from atrocities) with the American market. Philanthropic entrepreneurship.
As current COO at Work of Worth International, Kristi asked me to look over the products being sold and put pieces together I loved creating a collection you would love too.
I felt all sorts of fancy getting to “curate”. . .thought only designer types do such things. Here is the little collection I’ve gathered together. If you are interested in any of the pieces (ranging from $10 to $30), just click here.
In this episode we chat about:
Connect with Kristi:
Mon, 8 September 2014
In today’s episode, my husband Bruce & I share the story of our last 3 years. A period of time where his workload was heavy, children were all-consuming and personal time was almost non-existent.
Can you relate?
If your husband has (or you have) a demanding career, then hopefully our story will remind you you are not alone. Maybe hearing how we coped will give you ideas to keep your head above water. (And there are a few general marriage tips we throw in as a bonus).
What we talk about:
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Have you and your spouse ever been through a challenging season? What helped you “weather” the storm?
Sun, 31 August 2014