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An Invitation to Withness

An Invitation to Withness

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An Invitation to Withness

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Episodes

Encouraging the Exhausted Mom :: Summer of Mentorship Week 5

7/19/2021
Mush brain. That’s how I’d describe my mind after years and years of sleep deprivation. Most new moms (especially if you had lots of littles in a row) know the challenge of forming a complete thought. Or staying focused during a quiet time. Or even having a moment alone with God. I know Jennie understands. Jennie is a sweet mom of two from Cambridge, England. She emailed me sharing struggles with sleep deprivation. Her son suffered from a serious of medical challenges leaving them with four...

Duration:00:44:10

Breaking Up with Perfect :: Summer of Mentorship Week 4

7/12/2021
If you've ever strived for perfection, then you know how it feels when you fall short. Maybe you aren't the one carrying a list of all you "need to do to earn God's love." But more the type who carries a "Never Good Enough List” with all the reasons you'll never be able to earn His love. Either way, Amy Carroll, (author, speaker, Proverbs 31 contributor) is on the podcast this week helping us break up with perfect. In this episode (and in her new book), Amy helps us recognize the lies we...

Duration:00:40:47

Identifying Your “Wifestyle” :: Summer of Mentorship Week 3

7/5/2021
Our first year of marriage was HARD. And we hit another rough patch (a.k.a. the “come to Jesus” days) after our second son was born. I took all the marriage advice I could get. For all you mommas out there looking for a little marriage help, I’ve invited Jen Weaver on the show to talk about her newest book, “A Wife’s Secret to Happiness”. This episode originally aired on March 6, 2017. Jen is an adorable millennial who knows God’s Word and isn’t afraid to hit the marriage topic head on. She...

Duration:00:46:52

Mentoring Mom Insecurities :: Summer of Mentorship Week 2

6/28/2021
This special episode was recorded at our first "Live" event held in 2017. Guests, Kat Lee & Wynter Pitts share about mentorship, friendship and dealing with fear and insecurity in motherhood. What we chat about: Kat Lee and Wynter Pitts’ motherhood storiesDealing with insecurities in motherhoodThe importance of having mentors and deep friends in the motherhood journeyMentors don’t have to be older than you or available weekly. Find a way to make mentorship work for you.Think of areas you are...

Duration:00:56:54

Resolving Sibling Conflict :: Summer of Mentorship Wk 1

6/21/2021
"They just keep fighting!" Summer, for us, means lots of unstructured time together as a family. Which is great. . . until it's not. Perhaps you can identify. Maybe you see yourself in one of the following situations: Situation #1 - The kids are fighting - again! The harder you try to make it stop, the worse it seems to get - and the kids seem more and more resentful. Situation #2 - One minute they love each other and the next minute they’re arch enemies. The older they get the louder and...

Duration:00:58:06

The Screen Struggle is Real :: Arlene Pellicane [Ep 331]

6/14/2021
It’s summertime again and in the absence of formal school your kids may be looking forward to unstructured time and more access to screens. As one of the first generations to parent kids in the age of smartphones, we can choose to be on high alert to how healthy our kids' digital habits are and help them set healthy boundaries. My guest Arlene Pellicane shares strategies from her book Screen Kids and from her own family life. They have a “no phone, no gaming, no social media” policy for...

Duration:00:55:44

Slob Clean Your Summer :: Dana K. White [Ep 330]

6/7/2021
Managing your home in the midst of motherhood is a challenge, especially when cleaning, organizing and decluttering don’t come naturally. My guest Dana K. White struggled for years to figure out why her home was so messy. She could get it clean, but it would take days and then in no time it was right back to where she’d started with piles of clutter, laundry and dishes. I had always thought before, my home is not who I am, but now it was my identity and it was even harder. And that was when...

Duration:00:52:58

Your Body is GOOD :: Jess Connolly [Ep 329]

5/31/2021
Jess Connolly has not always seen her body as good. It’s a struggle all of us can relate to. Whether it’s a concern over weight and external beauty or a physical disability or medical issue, there’s always something about our bodies that cause “trouble.” Jess shares about her struggle with an autoimmune disease and feeling body shame from an early age. I spent a few years treating that disease, as if my body was a huge problem that just needed to be solved or a project that needed to be...

Duration:00:51:45

Let’s Talk about Sex :: Mary Flo Ridley and Megan Michelson [Ep 328]

5/24/2021
You asked and I’m so happy to have Mary Flo Ridley and Megan Michelson back to coach us on how to talk with our kids about the topic of sex. I love their approach which is explained in their online course called Birds and Bees. It’s all about having multiple conversations over the years with your kids instead of having one big TALK when they are older. What we want parents to do with the topic of sex is to not be afraid and be silenced, but to be equipped and have tools and phrases to say an...

Duration:00:50:28

Exploring Global Cultures at Home :: Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young [Ep 327]

5/17/2021
Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young is an author and speaker who is passionate about helping people discover God’s glory in unexpected places. But in the midst of the Pandemic with her family’s long-awaited travel plans delayed and then cancelled, Dorina found herself struggling to see glory in the continued quarantine life. With a long winter break and nothing to look forward to, Dorina processed her disappointment with her husband Shawn and her three daughters. Shawn suggested bringing Hawaii home...

Duration:00:36:01

Going on a Soul 30 :: Kay Wyma [Ep 326]

5/10/2021
In a world that seems to bring more and more division every day, how do we connect with other people in a deep, human way? Kay Wyma takes us into her story of how seemingly small acts of kindness, thankfulness and mercy have made all the difference for her and her family. There are so many ways you can practice kindness that are outward acts of kindness. And then you'll start to realize kindness is picking up the laundry for somebody that I'm frustrated with, you know, that they could have...

Duration:00:55:06

Owning Your Motherhood :: Erin Moon and Courtney Cleveland [Ep 325]

5/3/2021
Long-time friends Erin Moon and Courtney Cleveland join me to share their motherhood stories and how they’ve found their identity as moms separate from motherhood stereotypes. There are so many ways to be a good mom and what it looks like for you doesn’t look like it does for me. And I really had to let go of the idea that I had to be the same kind of mother as everyone else... It was so freeing and it seems so simple. I mean, that's not even how humanity works. So why would motherhood be...

Duration:01:04:24

Walking Thru Divorce :: Lara Williams [Ep 324]

4/26/2021
The daily grind of marriage, parenting, and life wears on us all, but when your relationship with your spouse is no longer a healthy one, how do you choose to walk away? My guest and long-time friend Lara Williams brings us into her story of working through marriage infidelity with her husband and her long, painful journey to divorce. And it was a process, but I think I finally got to that place where I could accept that divorce was happening in my life, but that's just it. It's happening....

Duration:00:48:10

Inner Healing Prayer :: Jennifer Barnett [Ep 323]

4/19/2021
There is often a disconnect from what we read in scripture and how we experience life. God say, “I have not given you a spirit of fear,” but we keenly feel fear and anxiety. We know that God has taken away our sins, but we still feel like it comes between us and hearing His voice. One powerful way to work towards freedom in these areas is through a biblically-based program of inner healing prayer. My guest Jennifer Barnett of Freedom Prayer joins me to talk about inner healing prayer or...

Duration:00:50:56

Six Needs of Every Child :: Amy and Jeffrey Olrick [Ep 322]

4/12/2021
As moms we are often looking for parenting formulas and quick fixes to solve our latest parenting problems. When they are babies, following formulas for sleeping and eating makes sense, but as they get older and their needs change it gets a lot more complicated. We often turn to friends and mentors for advice, but that doesn’t always work or what works for one of our kids doesn’t for another and it can make us feel lost. Jeffrey Olrick, Ph.D. and his wife Amy Olrick join me to share a...

Duration:00:55:55

Healing from Broken Friendships :: Shundria Riddick [Ep 321]

4/5/2021
On a recent Instagram survey I learned that 68% of y’all have experienced broken friendships. I knew we needed an episode to help. The last year has not been easy for any of us. So many things in our lives changed in response to the pandemic, political and racial tensions, and the loneliness of quarantine life. In the midst of everything, it has been hard to keep friendships healthy. Licensed professional counselor Shundria Riddick is here to walk us through some healthy ways to work toward...

Duration:00:43:53

Hosting a Simple Passover Seder :: Chris and Karen Katulka [Ep 320]

3/29/2021
With Easter right around the corner, the traditional Jewish feast of Passover is also coming up. The Passover Seder, a ritual feast that marks the beginning of Passover, is a powerful, symbolic meal to help both Christian and Jewish believers remember the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. My friends Chris and Karen Katulka walk us through all the elements in a way that is doable for families with young kids and still poignant for us as adults. You may be surprised...

Duration:00:54:46

Connecting Through Play :: Charissa Fry [Ep 319]

3/22/2021
Licensed Professional Counselor Charissa Fry is back to help parents get the “most bang for our buck” when it comes to one-on-one connected time with our kids — PLAY! Even if you’re a mom who doesn’t love playtime or you feel like you can’t add one more thing to your family schedule, listen in as Charissa breaks down how the benefits of special playtime far exceed the difficulties. We follow the child's lead because it allows the child to feel seen, heard, understood, and delighted in like...

Duration:00:50:10

True Intimacy with God :: Mo Isom Aiken [Ep 318]

3/15/2021
I’m excited to welcome back Mo Isom Aiken to the podcast. She writes and speaks powerfully about how God has redeemed her own brokenness and set her on a path to challenge, encourage and equip other Christ followers. In this episode we talk about how each of us was made for true intimacy with God on a heart level. The ultimate will of the Father is to know him intimately and to be known by him and to press into an intimacy with God that is all-consuming and not based on our doing as much as...

Duration:01:00:50

Supporting Students with Dyslexia :: Kerri Irvin [Ep 317]

3/8/2021
When it comes to learning differences and special education diagnoses, it can feel overwhelming and defeating to see your child struggle. My guest Kerri Irvin is a dyslexia specialist who has worked with countless children, teens and adults to help them thrive and embrace their learning differences. It amazes me the gifts that God provides for all children, alongside their challenges. For every challenge, an equally important, if not more significant, gift has been provided and their...

Duration:00:55:53