Amberly Neese is a comedian and author of "The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive". Amberly and I have both seen how important it is for women to have a community (or a tribe) to belong to. Without this tribe we are unsure where to go when we need advice, help, or just a shoulder to cry on. We talk about why community is important and she offers some practical and surprising tips on how to find it. Amberly's Website The Belonging Project Buy The Be
This week I sat down with Sue Sunderland to talk about marriage and her ministry to young couples and families during the last 25 years. She shares several common areas that couples struggle with and some helpful tips. These are not fix it quick tips. Marriage is a relationship that must be cared for and must be seen as a priority in your life. She addresses what to do if you feel your marriage is in crisis and how we as wives can be love our husbands more effectively. The bo
This week's episode is a celebration of a 17 year old dream come true! Author Jennifer Diebel and I discuss how perfect God's timing is as we celebrate the release of her first book A Dance in Donegal. God's timing does not always match our own. However, can we believe that God has a better plan in mind than we can ever imagine? Come and listen and celebrate with us! Jennifer's Website: www.jenniferdiebel.com Jennifer's Instagram Jennifer's Facebook Order A Dance in Donegal:
After the year that 2020 was and with the stress that this week brings with the inauguration, the message of today's episode could not be more timely. Sandy Forbes and I have a great conversation about how we can honor the struggle in our lives. How can we change the way we think about our circumstances, experiences, and hardships? Sandy is a business owner, speaker, and mother. After a life full of working through hardship and being derailed and surprised by life, Sandy shar
Laura Wright is an Intensive Care Nurse and the creator of Zen RN Yoga. She is a busy mom and wife, but if fulfilling her call to encourage other nurses to take care of themselves so they can continue to take care of others. Laura and I chat about her journey, yoga, and how we can find time for silence and personal reflection. We laugh, we cry, and overall have a great time together! Make sure you go and check out her social media for encouragement and motivation. zenrnyoga.c
Kristen Hepner and I talk about the practiced skill of surrendering to God's will on a daily basis. We need to surrender to God in every aspect of our life including marriage, parenting, professional, etc. However, this isn't an easy discipline to begin. Kristen shares some tips, advice, and personal reflection on how she developed the discipline of surrender in her own life on today's podcast and also in her book, Surrendering- My Story of Embracing the Will of God. Facebook
Brittany L Bergman is a mom and author of the book Expecting Wonder. Brittany and I discuss motherhood, the journey of pregnancy, and the spiritual changes that occur along side physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. We also talk about Mary and her pregnancy with Jesus and what we stand to learn from Mary as a mother. Brittany's Website www.brittanylbergman.com Instagram Expecting Wonder #journeyofruth #expectingwonder #motherhood #mothermary #advent #nativity #preg
Bethany and Corey Adkins, hosts of the Millennial Mission Podcast, join me for a discussion important for millennials, non millennials, parents, and non parents. We chat about finding God's purpose for your life and how to engage with the questions your kids ask. Bethany created the My Why Journal to help parents answer their children's questions, from the simple to the complex. She walks us through the journal and gives us tips on how to use it to keep open lines of communi
What is the difference between hospitality and entertaining? Sue Donaldson, author, speaker, and creator of welcomeheart.com, and I talk about this question and several others concerting hospitality. Most of us find ourselves hosting guests in our home over the holiday season and are therefore given the opportunity to "Practice" the act of hospitality. Sue and I discuss our successes and our failures in the area of hospitality and get down to the real reason why showing hospi
In the final episode of the Weight of the Word series, we are talking about Scripture Memory. Why Scripture Memory is important, what the benefits are, and how to be successful at it. Instead of interviewing one guest like normal, there was some really great advice in this area from several of our previous guests. So I chose clips from those guests and brought them into one wisdom filled episode. We've never done something like this, but hearing different voices speak on the
Brett Irwin and I continue the Weight of the Word series as we discuss the importance of understanding historical context when you are reading the Bible. We also talk about how he answers the hard biblical and theological questions that come his way as a High School teacher.
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Ali Gentry and I spent our time talking about the Bible and a lot of time laughing! On Episode 2 of the Weight of the Word series, Ali and I talk about the fact that we are all qualified to approach the Word of God and should consider our ability to daily read the Bible a gift from God himself. He desires that we come to him just as we are, no need to change or "clean up" and NO EXCUSES. Warning: Ali and I discuss the topic of suicide in this episode. Download #BLESSED Bookma
In Episode 1 of the Weight of the Word Series, Hanna Seymour and I chat about how God led her to pour into young women providing for them a person they could trust and how she is continuing to help others feel confident as they approach God’s Word daily. We discuss why it is crucial to our mental and spiritual health that we spend regular time with God in the Word.
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After Maggi Garrison, our guest from Episode 1, suggested I let her interview me for my one year podcast anniversary, I said YES! So this week we did exactly that. I answered questions from both Maggi and listener submitted question. The topics we talk about are silly, serious, and authentic. PLAA Process 30 Kids in 3 Months Compassion International 2 Peter 1:3-9 #journeyofruth #journeyofruthpodcast #justforfun #turningthetables #PLAAprocess #compassioninternational #fundrais
Kristie Christie and I talk about Compassion International where they "Release children from poverty in Jesus' name". Kristie and I discuss the work that Compassion does with kids around the globe through a church based, child focused, Christ centered program. Kristie shares with us wonderful stories of lives changed, the impact of local church and church workers, and how we can be a part of something so hopeful in the midst of a crisis by "loving the least of these". Support
Imagine being pregnant, alone, facing judgement from family, and unsure of where to go for help. Ashlee Schomburg works for the Choices Pregnancy Center in Arizona where they meet women in this exact situation with open arms. Many of the young women and men they serve at Choices are at a crossroads in their lives due to an unplanned pregnancy. Choices seeks to provide a safe place to talk, explore options, seek medical services, learn about available resources and hear about
Janine Bailey has been homeschooling her 2 boys for the last 8 years. Many of us have found ourselves schooling our kids at home in the last few months and may be doing more of the same in the fall. I asked Janine for some tips and tricks of the trade. We discuss how to keep going when things get tough, the importance of flexibility, and how to plan your day to day. Resources: Making Biblical Family Life Practical Podcast https://www.raisingrealmen.com No Longer Little Book H
"How do I find someone to disciple or mentor me?" A question that I have heard many times since beginning my journey into discipleship. So I start by diving into the 3 levels of discipleship (mentor, associate, and apprentice). Then I walk through the PLAA Process- a 4 step plan for finding a person to disciple you or a person to disciple. With this information and process, I demystify discipleship and make finding a discipler assessable for everyone.
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Safe Families for Children is an organization that creates a safe space for children while their parents deal with a temporary crisis situation. This keeps the children out of the Child Welfare System and allows the parents to retain custody.
Cody Fort is the Supervisor at Safe Families for Children and Koral Lorenson along with her husband and family serve as a host family for the organization. We talk about the mission of Safe Families and how they are able to serve vulner
Chris Gardiner has been working with High School students and developing the discipleship program at his school for the last 13 years. He and I talk about the importance of discipleship in the lives of high schoolers. He recounts how they have shaped their Community Groups and the way that they not only disciple kids but train students to disciple others. Then we chat with two students that have completed 4 years in the program. You will see not only the impact the program ha