My phone buzzes in my hand and my heart begins to pound as I glance down and see the name on the screen. My cheeks flush hot and I feel the adrenaline rising in my chest. I don’t want to have this conversation. Please, not right now. It feels too hard. My heart aches while hot tears fill my eyes. I close them and whisper, “Lord, give me your strength. Help me stay calm. Show me how to love this person today.”
Have you ever wanted to do something kind for someone, but weren’t sure what to do? Karen Ehman is on the show sharing creative ways to make a difference in the lives of other people. She’s written a devotional titled “Make Their Day” with 101 simple and practical ideas to love others well.
She is fancy. I am plain Jane. She puts her pinky out when she sips her tea. I gulp mine quickly in the morning so I don’t miss my chance. She adores tutus and frills. I am crazy about lounge pants. She isn’t some socialite in a faraway city; she is my daughter. How she arrived in this world so perfectly girly with a mama who doesn’t even know how to apply make-up, I’ll never know. But she’s mine, wild as she is.
Are you tired? Tired of doubting, tired of comparing, tired of striving, tired of fear, and tired of being tired? You aren’t alone. The Founder of Exhale Women, Holly Newton is on the show today helping us to exhale, let go, and learn to live in the unforced rhythms of grace. Join us to find the true rest your heart and soul have been longing for.
A few weeks ago, I was complaining that I really wanted to bless a couple of women who were going through hard situations, but these women simply wouldn’t let me. “I keep sending little texts offering to bring them a coffee or a favorite diet drink, but they keep kindly rejecting my offers! What can I do?” I asked my girlfriends, exasperated. “Part of me wants to leave an anonymous note in all caps at their doorsteps saying, LET ME BLESS YOU!”
Natalie’s Sisters is a ministry that exists to extend hope, support, and God’s unconditional love to sexually exploited women through a first-touch approach providing respite, relationship, and referrals to community resources. The founder of the ministry, Jani Lewis, is sharing her own story of sexual exploitation and how God has turned her pain into purpose. Join us as we talk about the greatest needs, common threads, and how she has seen God work in the lives of the women she serves.
There is always something to do. As a working mom, there are never-ending demands on my time and energy, so my to-do list never seems to get done! I know the struggle is real and I know the only way to get through each day is by being alone with God.
We learn lessons in the good, the bad, and the in-between. Lisa Appelo shares about that journey of unexpected lessons on the show today. After losing her husband of 25 years and becoming a widow and single mom of seven, Lisa still finds God to be faithful and true. He has met her deepest needs and we believe He can meet yours too.
I wasn’t sure whether I was a loving mother when I, at times, was crippled by fear of how I was mothered. I felt so heavy-hearted during these times by the thoughts of not being loved well as a child and fearing the worst—that I could be that way to my children. It left me paralyzed, not seeing the amazing ways that God was already loving through me.
Choosing Him Ministries founder Tecia Janes is on the show sharing her testimony that led to her choice to choose God. We talk about choices—the choice to love, forgive, obey, surrender, sacrifice, and trust. We pray after this episode that above all, you choose Him and live for Him no matter what life brings.