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Encouragement for Real Life

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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 on PayPal!

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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 on PayPal!

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Episodes
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153. How to Stay Present When the Future Distracts You

7/9/2024
This episode is the second in a series about the biggest distractions we women face today. Julie discusses the second distraction of what she calls, the "Big Five" distractions--the future. This is one many women don't realize is a distraction and struggle with more than they are aware. You'll find hope and encouragement and help for how to live in the moment instead of staying fixated on the future. 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:13:55

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152. How to Live Now When You Are Stuck in the Past

7/2/2024
What is the biggest distraction we struggle with today? Instead of just one, Julie discloses there are five--what she calls the Big Five. In this episode and in the next four, we break down what each one is, how it is plaguing us, and what we can do about it. We tackle the first one today--the distraction of the past. 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:14:02

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151. A Prescription of Hope with Dr. Jessica Peck

6/25/2024
Could you use some hope and encouragement right now? Today's guest, Dr. Jessica Peck, has just the prescription! She helps us to see beyond ourselves, and at the same time, points us to the reality of the difference we are already making in this world. Her words touched Julie's heart to the point of tears! 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:41:42

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150. What Do Your Soul and Self Need This Summer?

6/18/2024
According to our calendars, summer officially begins this week! It's the perfect time to pause and ponder what we and our souls need in this season. You're invited to do this today as we celebrate the 150th episode of this podcast! Let's toss the confetti! 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:14:10

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149. You May Be Living Distracted if You Cannot Enjoy Now

6/11/2024
Could you be living distracted? In this episode, Julie leads us through the final indication of distracted living. If you struggle with fully enjoying the moment you're in, or know someone who does, this could indicate distractions are running and ruling life. But you can do something about it! 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:13:13

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148. You May Be Living Distracted Lacking Joy and Peace

6/4/2024
One big indication we're living distracted is if we've lost our joy and peace. Have you lost yours? Find out in today's episode and what you can do about it if you have. Life is too important to live it distracted. 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:13:26

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147. Living in the Right Now Moment with Heather Jeffery

5/28/2024
What does it mean to live in the right now moment? In this month's guest episode, Heather Jeffery, Christian writer and mental health coach, shares how she is doing this in her real life. We discuss Heather's ministry and how God is using what she went through in her marriage and divorce to help other women in their situations through biblical wisdom and truth. You'll be encouraged and inspired in your own walk and journey! 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:35:48

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146. You May Be Living Distracted if You Always Hurry

5/21/2024
What's your typical pace? Is it rushed or relaxed? Our pace can be an indication if we are living distracted. The more distracted we are, the more rushed we will be. In this episode, Julie helps us ponder our pace to live an undistracted and un-hurried life. 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:11:44

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145. You May Be Living Distracted if You Cannot Complete Tasks

5/14/2024
Do you struggle with accomplishing what you need to do in a day? Are you continually moving items from your task list to tomorrow's schedule? One indication of living distracted is when we cannot complete what we need to do. You'll find hope and help to live an undistracted life 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 15 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:12:11

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144. You May Be Living Distracted if You Cannot Focus

5/7/2024
Are you living distracted? Do you know? Over the next few episodes, Julie highlights some indications to help us understand if we might be living distracted or not. We begin with the first one today--if we cannot focus. 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:12:26

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143. Life as a Right-Now Woman With Alissa Studt

4/30/2024
Life doesn't have to be perfect to live it as a Right-Now Woman. Alissa Studt understands this and is embracing the abundant life Jesus came to give her, anyway. Alissa joins Julie as her guest this week on the podcast, and she shares with us her insight into entrepreneurship, motherhood, and leaving corporate America, all the while doing her best to live in the moment. You'll be encouraged and inspired! Plus, she's Julie's daughter! 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:32:32

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142. Are You Tired of Missing out on Life?

4/23/2024
We are missing priceless moments happening right in front of us! But it's no wonder we are with the many bombarding distractions we experience daily. There is a better, more fulfilling way to live. If you're tired of missing out on life, then this episode is for you! 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:14:40

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141. 5 Simple Ways to Study the Bible

4/16/2024
Do you study the Bible? For years Julie had every reason not to, so she didn't. Until one day she joined a Bible study that changed her spiritual life. Twenty seven years later she shares with us five simple ways to study the Bible. 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:18:56

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140. 3 Ways Studying Scripture Can Impact Your Life

4/9/2024
Do you think studying scripture (the Bible) can impact your life? Julie shares in this episode three ways she has seen it impact hers. May this motivate us all to crack open our Bibles or click on our Bible apps to see what God has for us inside. It may just change our 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 inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:17:02

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139. What? A Quarter of the Year Is Behind Us!

4/2/2024
Can you believe it? One-fourth of 2024 is in our past! In this episode Julie leads us through a process she recently walked through in reflecting on her life and allowing God to realign and refocus her on what's important. It's the perfect season to take an inventory on your life and make any needed adjustments for the rest of 2024. 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:18:21

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138. Seeing God's Image in Others with Nicole Williams

3/26/2024
With this episode we're beginning a new monthly series featuring various Right-Now Women. (A term Julie references in her book, Right Now Matters.) The first guest in this series is the wonderful Nicole Williams. You'll be blessed by Nicole's words of hope as you listen in on Julie's conversation with her. Nicole prompts us see God's image in others and inspires us to live above our circumstances. 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:37:56

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137. What Happens When We Invite God Into Our Days

3/19/2024
This episode is a follow up to last week's episode, 136. Something amazing happens when we invite God into our days, into our moments. We look at this with real-life examples of Julie's recent vacation with her husband. And wait until to hear where they spent their last night of vacation! 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:20:07

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136. That Time When God Went with Us on Vacation

3/12/2024
Julie and her husband invited God to join them on their recent vacation, and guess what? He accepted! Julie shares a few powerful stories of what God did on their vacation as examples for us in our everyday lives. Let's invite God into this moment, into this day and watch what He will do! 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:18:10

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135. The Truth About Distractions and Our Purpose

3/5/2024
We have a choice to make every day, even in every moment--to live distracted or undistracted. What we choose impacts not just how we live, but our purpose in life as well. This matters greatly, and we discuss this in today'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 inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:15:13

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134. An Unexpected Divine Detour with Lori Ann Wood

2/27/2024
Today's guest is author, speaker, and real-life sojourner of a serious heart condition, Lori Ann Wood. Lori Ann shares her powerful story of hope and promise, and leads us to encourage deep faith questions along the detours of life. You won't want to miss this conversation! 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 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/. Support us on PayPal!

Duration:00:38:58