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LIfe is messy. Some days (some hours) are harder than others. Heather MacFadyen, mother of four boys, understands the wild ride. In this podcast she interviews guests about staying God-centered in a shaky mom world. Hearing vulnerable moments and examples of God's faithfulness in the past, helps you, the listener, build firm faith foundations for the future. Reminding us of our position--centered in God's presence and love.

LIfe is messy. Some days (some hours) are harder than others. Heather MacFadyen, mother of four boys, understands the wild ride. In this podcast she interviews guests about staying God-centered in a shaky mom world. Hearing vulnerable moments and examples of God's faithfulness in the past, helps you, the listener, build firm faith foundations for the future. Reminding us of our position--centered in God's presence and love.
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LIfe is messy. Some days (some hours) are harder than others. Heather MacFadyen, mother of four boys, understands the wild ride. In this podcast she interviews guests about staying God-centered in a shaky mom world. Hearing vulnerable moments and examples of God's faithfulness in the past, helps you, the listener, build firm faith foundations for the future. Reminding us of our position--centered in God's presence and love.

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Episodes

Racial Healing Starts with You :: Latasha Morrison [Ep 261]

10/14/2019
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Racial tensions in America are as high within the church as outside of it. My guest Latasha (aka Tasha) Morrison believes Jesus followers must become the leaders in the conversation. That we must, “build a bridge” to bring justice, healing and transformation. It starts with awareness and then acknowledging the pain and brokenness. We didn't create it, but it is all of our responsibility to be a part of the solution. And no one gets an ‘out’ here. Tasha founded the organization Be the Bridge...

Duration:00:41:44

The Window of Tolerance :: Charissa Fry [Ep 260]

10/7/2019
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As parents, we are keenly aware of the peaks and valleys of our kids’ emotions. Anger, sadness, excitement, and all the other feelings can make us feel like our child is on a roller coaster we’re just trying to slow down. It’s true that we all feel highs and lows throughout our day, but we rarely talk about what it feel like when we’re “in the zone” and feeling calm and ready to go. My guest today is sharing about the window of tolerance and how to regulate ourselves and our kids to help...

Duration:00:39:41

The Enneagram, Marriage and the Gospel :: Beth McCord [Ep 259]

9/30/2019
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It’s a popular (and sometimes controversial) typology system that can help you understand yourself and others better, but how can we use the Enneagram in light of the gospel to help our marriages thrive? Beth McCord of Your Enneagram Coach is here to walk us how to look at our marriages and close relationships through the lens of the Enneagram and the Gospel. With the Enneagram, you can see that we all struggle. We all need Jesus. It's just we need it in different ways. And he makes us more...

Duration:00:46:48

Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues :: Lynne Jackson [Ep 258]

9/23/2019
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When a child processes sensory information just a little differently than his or her peers it can mean BIG emotions, meltdowns and a huge struggle for us as parents. Often these kids are labeled as “sensitive” or “intense” and they might cause us to avoid playdates and public places because we’re never sure what seemingly small issue will cause the next explosion. Lynne Jackson of Connected Families joins me to uncover the mysteries behind our kids with sensory struggles and how we can help...

Duration:00:44:17

Forgiving My Alcoholic Mother :: Sarah Mae [Ep 257]

9/16/2019
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Author, blogger and podcast host Sarah Mae joins me to share her story of working through the generational bondage of alcoholism and the verbal and emotional abuse she suffered from her mother. I remember yelling out, 'I'm going to kill myself,' and her saying, 'Go ahead, I dare you.' And that was it for me. I just bawled because I felt so unloved and so confused. In her new book The Complicated Heart, Sarah takes us into her painful past and all she experienced with her mom. She also shares...

Duration:00:47:00

Porn-Proofing Our Kids :: Kristen Jenson [Ep 256]

9/9/2019
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Access to the internet is everywhere in our modern world. And that means access to pornography and sexual imagery is everywhere too. Rather than bury our heads in the sand or cross our fingers that our kids won’t see porn, we can choose to be proactive and to give them a plan for how to react. Kristen Jenson, the best-selling author of "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures", joins me to share some simple ways to talk with our kids about porn and protect their minds. Pornography makes a child more...

Duration:00:47:44

Become What You Behold :: Ruth Chou Simons [Ep 255]

9/2/2019
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My guest today is Ruth Chou Simons. She’s a mom of six boys and an author and entrepreneur. You may know her best from the beautiful watercolor prints and products she creates for her business on Gracelaced.com. In her newest book, Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship**, Ruth shares about how every day is an opportunity to be shaped and formed by what moves our hearts and captures our gaze. We dive into what that looks like in Ruth’s life and how choosing to focus on Christ...

Duration:00:37:30

Raising Worry-Free Girls :: Sissy Goff [Bonus]

8/30/2019
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For a variety of reasons, childhood anxiety rates are soaring, especially among girls. My guest Sissy Goff is here to share some of her insights on how to recognize worry and anxiety in your daughter and empower her to overcome. We talk about tools we can use to help us understand why our brains are often working against us in times of anxiety and grounding techniques to slow and stop the emotional spiral that often ensues. We always want her to know she's stronger than her worries and that...

Duration:00:24:04

Adventures of a Boy Mom :: Monica Swanson [Ep 254]

8/26/2019
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Fellow boy moms, this episode is for you! This chat with Monica Swanson another mom of four boys and author of the new book Boy Mom dives into a lot of your questions about how to raise your boys to be godly men. We talk about encouraging strong friendships between brothers, teaching boys to be strong AND gentle, and about the importance of giving our sons ways to experience excitement and adventure while getting some of their natural aggression out in safe physical activities. I am a big...

Duration:00:52:33

Summer of Mentorship 2019 Week Six :: Shontell Brewer

8/19/2019
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Small is the new huge. With the ability to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world, feels like we’re more isolated and ineffective than ever. But what if we worried less about making a big impact. And focused more on doing the things in front of us with quality and depth? I’m a big fan of today’s guest, Shontell Brewer. She’s a wise mom to five kiddos (some she's launched out into the world). And she has an excellent sense of humor. More than that, she has discipled her children to love...

Duration:00:59:10

Summer of Mentorship 2019 Week Five :: Lynn Hoffman

8/12/2019
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Being a mom reveals your most broken places. I often think motherhood would be easy if my boys behaved better. Or maybe if I read one more parenting book. Or if I finally caught the magical contentment unicorn just beyond my grasp. Of course, none of those options really pan out (especially the unicorn). It’s my own junk. Every day the yuck in my heart rises to the surface. But with the pace of life and needs of my people, it’s hard to stop and examine the “yuck” more closely. A few years...

Duration:00:38:59

Summer of Mentorship 2019 Week Four :: Helen Smallbone

8/5/2019
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Ever want to hear from the woman behind literal rock star kids? In this episode, Helen Smallbone, mother of 7 grown children including Christian music stars Joel and Luke Smallbone (For King and Country) and Rebecca St. James, shares stories of motherhood and practical advice she’s learned along the way. She and her husband moved their family from Australia to America more than 25 years ago. It was a faith-building journey that changed their family forever. Sometimes when you face life...

Duration:00:50:35

Summer of Mentorship 2019 Week 3 :: Kim Fredrickson

7/29/2019
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As a licensed marriage and family therapist and life coach, Kim Fredrickson counseled and taught others about self-compassion for years. When she received an unexpected terminal diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, a rare side-effect of the treatment she had received for breast cancer, she wrote a book to leave for her children on giving that same compassion to the grandchildren she will never meet. On June 3rd, 2019, Kim passed on to be in the presence of her Savior. We want to honor her legacy...

Duration:00:45:43

Summer of Mentorship 2019 Week Two :: Lisa-Jo Baker

7/22/2019
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Oh friendship! A gift that can bring incredible joy and cause great pain. If female relationships weren't tricky enough, our wounded selves bump into each other causing even deeper hurts. But what are we to do? How do we heal, move forward and develop lasting friendships? Thankfully, my friend, Lisa-Jo Baker came on the show back in April of 2017 to help. With content from her book, "Never Unfriended", on episode 159 we talked about friendship wounds. And Lisa-Jo pointed us to Jesus, the...

Duration:00:42:33

Summer of Mentorship 2019 Week One :: Nancy Williams

7/15/2019
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The first guest in our mentorship series is Nancy Williams**. She is known by her 9 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren to label each family gathering as "the best ever". Her phrase perfectly summarizes this podcast. The show first aired in February of 2014 (Episode 11) and was titled "Best Ever Life". Based on the title you may be surprised to discover Nancy's motherhood journey includes many trials and heartache. But she views each challenge as an "opportunity" (her word) to see the...

Duration:00:40:18

Women Can Be All-In for Jesus :: Kat Armstrong [Ep 253]

6/24/2019
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Kat Armstrong, the guest from one of my most popular episodes is back on the podcast to share the message of her new book, No More Holding Back. The first question we talk about is, “Can a woman learn too much about Jesus?” A light topic, right? The greatest commandment says we have to love God with our heart, soul, mind and strength — all of it. And it's the priority. It's the priority over anyone's role in our home. We have to be all-in for Jesus. We can't let our fears, our insecurities,...

Duration:00:52:19

The Ministry of Presence in a Broken World :: Tess Clarke [Ep. 252]

6/17/2019
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After my recent trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, I’m so excited to introduce you to Tess Clarke. We process some of what we learned on the trip to visit refugees from Central and South America and hear about the work Tess and her husband are doing with their non-profit, Seek the Peace. Tess feels called to a ministry of presence in the same way that Jesus enters into our lives. It doesn’t mean that the circumstances are changed, but He takes away our aloneness, our guilt, our shame and our fear by...

Duration:00:57:21

Gospel-Focused Conversations :: Joel Fitzpatrick [Ep. 251]

6/10/2019
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Just in time for Father’s Day we have a great conversation with Joel Fitzpatrick, a pastor and author, who encourages dads (and moms) to have gospel-focused conversations with their sons. There’s power in having conversations with your kids that opens up your relationship. It’s a freedom that gives your kids a safe place to talk to someone. But then it also gives you the ability to speak God's truth into their lives. We talk about the barriers that keep us from going deep with our kids and...

Duration:00:55:25

Setting Healthy Boundaries with Family :: Dr. John Townsend [Ep. 250]

6/3/2019
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As moms, we are like a life support system for our kids. To keep our families healthy, we need to be healthy. A key part of our overall well being is setting healthy boundaries. But boundaries are hard. They require uncomfortable, direct conversations. We may need to put a limit on really good things or draw a line in the sand with our in-laws or parents. My guest, Dr. John Townsend literally wrote the book on boundaries and he shares some deep wisdom on how to set healthy boundaries while...

Duration:00:49:32

Summer Strategies :: Laura and Courtney [Ep 249]

5/27/2019
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Whether your kids are school age or not, summer typically brings a big shift to our family routine and to our mindset. Joining me today to talk through strategies to thrive this summer are Laura Hernandez and Courtney Cleveland. We talk about systems, tips and plans for making the most of the time you have with your kids this summer. Laura even shares an acronym for how to plan with the word ENJOY. That’s right! We can absolutely enjoy the summer and these ladies have some great ideas to get...

Duration:00:51:57