Encouragement for Real Life

Religion & Spirituality Podcas

We know real life is a mixture of blessings and blunders, celebrations and sadness, excitement and apathy. It’s a combination of memory-making moments and moments we’d rather forget. It’s a blend of triumphs and failures, happiness and heartaches, and hope and discouragement. And some days we could use a little extra encouragement for our real lives right now. You'll find that here, all in about 15 minutes each week. So, you can listen as you’re driving the kids to school, or as you’re getting ready in the morning, or with whatever your day consists of. The episodes are short enough to fit into your real life. Included are life-impacting stories, helpful life tips and tricks, timely inspiration, Biblical insight, and a fresh perspective, combined with a light-hearted tone to encourage your heart and put a lift in your step. More than a pep talk and more than a fun place to plug in to, the Encouragement for Real Life podcast not only lifts your spirits, but it equips you to be a light in this world. To shine bright wherever God has you. And to be a blessing in the lives of others. Support us!

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United States

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We know real life is a mixture of blessings and blunders, celebrations and sadness, excitement and apathy. It’s a combination of memory-making moments and moments we’d rather forget. It’s a blend of triumphs and failures, happiness and heartaches, and hope and discouragement. And some days we could use a little extra encouragement for our real lives right now. You'll find that here, all in about 15 minutes each week. So, you can listen as you’re driving the kids to school, or as you’re getting ready in the morning, or with whatever your day consists of. The episodes are short enough to fit into your real life. Included are life-impacting stories, helpful life tips and tricks, timely inspiration, Biblical insight, and a fresh perspective, combined with a light-hearted tone to encourage your heart and put a lift in your step. More than a pep talk and more than a fun place to plug in to, the Encouragement for Real Life podcast not only lifts your spirits, but it equips you to be a light in this world. To shine bright wherever God has you. And to be a blessing in the lives of others. Support us!

Language:

English


Episodes

78. 7 Ways How to Begin Your Day Encouraged

1/31/2023
How do you begin your day? This likely matters more than we think it does. Because each day matters, and how we start the day affects the rest of the day. Julie shares 7 ways to begin your day encouraged, based off her current morning routine. You also might appreciate the lighthearted stories she shares (one has to do with bacon and eggs!) in this episode and the free resources she offers. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real...

Duration:00:21:13

77. The Distraction of Fatigue Says, "You Are Tired"

1/24/2023
The distraction of fatigue is a big one for many, yet some of us don't realize just how fatigued we are and how it's distracting us from living full and abundant lives. In this episode we address this distraction and discover the way to find the rest each of our souls need. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about...

Duration:00:16:44

76. The Distraction of Poor Health Says, "You Are Unwell"

1/17/2023
Here is a subject we sometimes avoid discussing: our health. Poor health can be a big distraction and can pull us away from the moment we're in. We may not even realize it. But the help and hope we find is in trusting God in our health, and we discuss that in this episode. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about...

Duration:00:17:40

75. How to Look Back to Move Forward

1/10/2023
Before we get too far into 2023, it's important to pause and reflect on where we've been in 2022, and Julie leads us through that with eight pointed questions. Even if you've already reflected on last year, these questions will get you thinking, and will help you move forward. They can be applied to any month, week, or day. Plus, Julie answers each of them from her personal perspective in this episode! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for...

Duration:00:17:25

74. Happy 2023! How Are You Beginning This New Year?

1/3/2023
Do you set goals or resolutions or choose a word for the new year? Or are you one that really doesn't do anything different as we turn the calendar from one year to the next? Julie shares some timely encouragement in this episode, no matter how you typically begin a new year. Plus, she shares what she's doing to begin 2023 and her word for the year. (Her word may make you uncomfortable!) Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life...

Duration:00:16:00

73. How to Set Ourselves Up for the New Year

12/27/2022
We may wonder what the new year will have in store for us. Will next year be better or worse than this year? What can we do to begin the new year encouraged? Julie shares five ideas, and it all begins with the truth of what we celebrated at Christmas: God is with us! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15...

Duration:00:14:56

72. Christmas and Grief: How to Make It Through

12/20/2022
Losing a loved one or experiencing loss is difficult. Especially at Christmastime. We wonder how we will make it through this, or if we will. Julie knows all about this after burying her mother five days before Christmas. Listen in to find someone who understands, some hope, and encouragement in your own situation today. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted...

Duration:00:15:56

71. The Distraction of Hurry Says, "You Are Behind"

12/13/2022
Hurry. Are you ever in one? We think fast, we talk fast, we drive fast, we eat fast. Hurry may be our tempo these days, especially during the holidays. This distraction of hurry tells us we are behind, but God tells us something else. Julie shares insight and truth as we take a look at the distraction of hurry in this episode. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a...

Duration:00:14:16

70. The Distraction of Stress Says, "Focus on the Overwhelm"

12/6/2022
During any time of year we can feel the strain of the distraction of stress, especially during the season leading up to Christmas. This may be the most dangerous distraction of them all. In this episode we find encouragement through scripture and highlight six ways to combat this distraction of stress. Which one will you try? Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a...

Duration:00:16:54

69. Is This Really the Season to Be Jolly?

11/29/2022
The well-known Christmas song says it's the season to be jolly. But some years this season has been anything but jolly, right? This year can be different! In this episode Julie shares why this matters and how we can begin to prepare our hearts for Christmas. We're bringing back the jolly! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical...

Duration:00:15:10

68. Living as if Thanksgiving Is More Than a Day

11/22/2022
Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many, but what if we made thanksgiving more of a way of life, instead? Because giving thanks is a powerful and beautiful way to live. In this episode Julie shares truth of why this matters and how to begin living a life of thankfulness. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about...

Duration:00:14:22

67. The Distraction of Busyness Says, "Be Busier"

11/15/2022
The distraction of busyness plagues many of us. It snatches us away from the moment and keeps us tied to our to-do lists and our schedules. God invites us to live differently, however. Busyness doesn't need to be the boss of us, and we learn how to remove this distraction from our lives in this episode. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and...

Duration:00:15:19

66. The Distraction of Regret Says, "You Did That?"

11/8/2022
Do you have any regrets? Are you carrying any regrets around with you today? The distraction of regret can be a big one for many, one that can feel heavy and suffocating. One that pulls us away from the moment we're in. We are discussing this distraction today and how to release it from our lives for good. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration,...

Duration:00:14:38

65. Real Life Truth: A Delay Is Not Defeat

11/6/2022
Are you experiencing a delay in life? Delays are not in our file of favorites. We avoid them at all costs. Oftentimes we equate delays to defeat. But maybe, just maybe, God could be using a delay for good. Maybe this delay could actually be a blessing? Julie shares a personal story of a delay in this week's episode. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted...

Duration:00:13:16

64. The Distraction of Worry Says, "Fret About This"

10/25/2022
Do you have a tendency to worry? Especially about things beyond your control? The distraction of worry is a big one for many, and it says to us, "Fret about this." But what does God have to say? Julie shares a personal story how worry consumed her on vacation recently. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15...

Duration:00:17:14

63. The Distraction of Comparison Says "Be Like Her"

10/18/2022
Do you ever struggle with the distraction of comparison? This distraction not only diverts our attention from what's important, but it also does a number on our attitudes and how we see ourselves and others. This distraction tells us to "Be like her." Julie shares a personal story how this distraction derailed her last week. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a...

Duration:00:16:36

62. Because the Answer Is Found in the Asking

10/11/2022
Do you ask God to meet your needs, or do you assume He'll provide for you without ever asking? In this episode Julie guides us to look deeper into what God has to say about asking and what to do about it. This is designed to strengthen your relationship with God and give you tangible ways to partner with Him! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration,...

Duration:00:17:05

61. Here Is the Truth: God Sees You and He Cares

10/4/2022
Ever question if God sees you, if He hears you, and if He cares? If so, you're not alone. In this episode Julie takes us through a powerful story of how God met a woman and her son in the wilderness and cared for them there. It's the story of Hagar and Ishmael, and the lessons learned can be applied to our own lives. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted...

Duration:00:17:17

60. Hope for Us Who Are Exhausted

9/27/2022
"We women are exhausted," she said from experience. Were her words accurate? Are women exhausted? Maybe not all, and not all the time, but this statement could be spot on. What hope do we have if we are exhausted today? Listen in as Julie shares the kinds of exhaustion and what we can do to overcome them. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and...

Duration:00:17:59

59. A Simple Way to Positively Influence Another

9/20/2022
We desire to make a difference in this world and positively impact others, right? But how? How do we do that? In this episode, Julie shares a powerful story of an example of this between her adult son and a little boy at a professional baseball game. Get ready to be inspired! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in...

Duration:00:16:20