Episode 61 Facing Your Fears

Episode 61 Facing Your Fears

The dictionary defines fear as "a distressing emotion aroused by an impending pain, danger, evil, etc. or by the illusion of such." Whether your fears are of either a real or an imagined threat they have the power, if we let them, to keep us from fulfilling our destiny.In today’s episode, we will be sharing our experience with fear and a few tips on how to move out of your comfort zone and expand your boundaries.

Episode 60 Why Boundaries Matter

Episode 60 Why Boundaries Matter

How many time have you felt overwhelmed because you have a too much on our plate? It could be because you’d said yes to too many things. Or you could be wasting your time, energy, or emotion on the wrong thing.

Knowing how and when to set boundaries can change all that. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about what boundaries are, why they’re important and the areas of your life they can tame when set in place.

Episode 59 How Specificity Improves Your Life

Episode 59 How Specificity Improves Your Life

How you ever set a goal only to disappointed when you don't reach it? You know what you want out of life but you just can’t seem to get there? Even if you happen to come close to making a change, you get mediocre results. You're not sure how you got there and you certainly don’t know how to replicate it.  

Today we are going to examine why that is and give you some questions you can ask yourself to get you moving in the right direction.

Episode 58 Sarah Koontz and Living Out of Our Identity in Christ

Episode 58 Sarah Koontz and Living Out of Our Identity in Christ

Many of us strive to do good work, raise good children, and take care of our families. We endeavor to achieve perfection yet are frequently consumed with self-doubt and negativity.In today’s episode, we’ll take a look at one thing that will help us break away from the try-hard life and lean into who God Created us to be.

Episode 57 How To Find Your Squad

Episode 57 How To Find Your Squad

When we were young, proximity made making friends easy. When we became a grown-up, things change. We had more responsibilities, less time, and less opportunity to meet others. Making new friends doesn't have to be hard however it will take some effort on your part. Today we are here to encourage you and equip you to find your squad.

Episode 56 Lessons We've Learned this Summer

Episode 56 Lessons We've Learned this Summer

At the end of last season, we did an episode called Summer Dos and Don’ts. The big idea behind it was to help you and ourselves create realistic expectations for summer. Now we’re back to kick off season 3 with this follow up episode to see how each one of us did and discuss what worked and didn’t work for us over the last few months. Plus we’ll share a few of the things we learned about ourselves along the way.

Summer Slice - More with Kristen Kill on Finding Selah

Summer Slice - More with Kristen Kill on Finding Selah

Join us for Part 2 of the conversation we had with Kristin Kill on Selah. We’re talking about giving ourselves permission to rest and participate in those things that refresh us and how it can ultimately point us to Christ. We also touch on the ups and downs of Sabbath and why it’s hard for some people to take a vacation.

Summer Slice - On Leslie Knope and Living Well

Summer Slice - On Leslie Knope and Living Well

Have you ever seen the show Parks and Recreation? It’s a TV comedy that ran from April of 2009 to February of 2015. It stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, Indiana. She is one of the quirkiest characters on television. She lives life wholeheartedly and inspires us to embrace the every day with passion and purpose.

Summer Slice - More on Values

Summer Slice - More on Values

Over the last year, we have talked a lot about values. In episode 40 we shared with you simple steps that will help you discover your core values. This is a great start in living an intentional life. however, just knowing your values is not enough to make them show up in your everyday. You can say you stand for something, but unless those values are translated into behaviors, you will go about your days continuing with habits that are familiar and comfortable. In episode 48 we discussed how to turn your values into practices that are actionable, repeatable, observable, and measurable.

Summer Slice - More on Friendship

Summer Slice - More on Friendship

On episode 32 of the podcast called making time for friends, Noelle shared with us how beneficial it is to get away with friends who love Jesus. In fact, she said it was one of the most spiritual things you can do. We used to think that friendships should form organically and would grow if they were meant to, but I was wrong. While a handle of relationships do form naturally, longevity and depth in a relationship are developed by intention.

Episode 55 What Are You Reading?

Episode 55 What Are You Reading?

One of my favorite things to do it read by the pool. You don’t have to have be by the pool to enjoy a good book but you do have to have… well, a good book. Join us as we talk about the books we have been reading, why we recommend them, and what’s next on our list.  
We have asked our friends of the show to join us and let us know what they are reading and throughout the show, we’ll be hearing from them too.

Episode 54 Self Care vs. Self Comfort

Episode 54 Self Care vs. Self Comfort

As women, we spend a lot of our time nurturing others. Sometimes that can leave us worn out and run down. The answer? Self Care. It is not a selfish act but rather the way we steward the life we have been given. When we take care of ourselves we are ultimately better women, wives, and moms.

Both care and comfort are necessary. Today we are discussing the benefits and differences of both and how we incorporate them into our lives.

Episode 53 The Benefits of Margin in Your Day

Episode 53 The Benefits of Margin in Your Day

In today’s culture, when asked how we are doing, we often reply “busy”. It’s the excuse we use when we are late or to explain why we haven’t called, emailed, or stayed in touch. The thing is, we are legitimately busy. However, life there is one thing that is missing from our active schedule. And that’s margin. Today we are talking about why it is so important it is, what embracing it will change, and how we can incorporate it into our lives.  

Episode 51 The Ways We Pray

Episode 51 The Ways We Pray

While we might not like to admit it, but prayer can sometimes feel like a chore. We’re tired, we’re busy and it’s just one more thing to add to our list. If are we are doing it with any kind of consistency it can become boring if we do it the same way, with the same words every day. Let me assure you, you don’t have to feel guilty about this every relationship needs intention and creativity to stay fresh… our prayer life and relationship with God is no different.

Episode 50 Kristin Kill on Finding Selah

Episode 50 Kristin Kill on Finding Selah

On the show today we’re talking with special guest Kristen Kill about selah—the pause, rest, or interlude between the notes in a song. More than merely an empty space, Selah is a holy shift, a pause, and a reorientation. It is a gift from God even in our busiest places. Join us as we dig a little deeper into what it really means to find rest.

Episode 49 Five Steps to Live More Creatively

Episode 49 Five Steps to Live More Creatively

When the Creator of the Universe made us in His image He gave us all of us the ability to create. No matter what it is you do with the gifts and talents you have been given creativity takes inspiration, as well as time and intention. Today Kimberly will share with us what she has learned about the art and discipline of writing, plus the five steps she takes to live more creatively.