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#211: No More Fear

11/12/2018
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What makes fear rise up in you, threatening to steal all joy? Is it the kind of fear linked with anxiety, especially when life feels out of control? Is it the fear that floods your emotions when you think about your loved ones getting hurt? Maybe you're greatest fears are directly tied to what others think of you, like the fear of rejection or criticism. On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Kalie and I chatted about our personal struggle with fear and the way God calls us to step...

Duration:00:49:29

#210: Angry Kids and Soft Hearts with Tricia Goyer

11/5/2018
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Are you the mamma of angry kids? Maybe you knew this was coming, as you recognized the trauma they have been through. Or maybe you have been completely blindsided, wondering what in the world has caused this. Either way, we're here to help you find a soft heart toward your angry kid. On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I had the privilege of chatting with author, mother, and Christ-follower, Tricia Goyer about walking in faith through adoption and navigating the road of being a...

Duration:00:46:57

#209: Count Our Blessings

10/29/2018
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Is it easy for you to count your blessings? Or could you use some help in cultivating an attitude of gratitude all year long? There are certain seasons when everyday challenges make being thankful feel like an impossible feat. And for some of us, thankfulness isn't quite our personality bent. No matter how you're wired or what situation you find yourself in, this episode on Counting Your Blessings will be sure to inspire you as we focus on the gift of God's grace upon grace. On this...

Duration:00:33:38

#208: Give God Everything {Including Your Anxiety} with Jessica Smartt

10/22/2018
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Join us on this week's episode of the More to Be Podcast for to hear from our special guest, Jessica Smartt, a fellow author, blogger, and homeschooling mama, who has learned to cling to Jesus through her struggle with anxiety. Jessica and I chat about what that looks like to deal with anxiety with a wholly committed faith. She shared how her mom's response enabled her to see her need to get help as well as how her Bible-steeped upbringing has benefited her on this journey. It was...

Duration:00:51:54

#207: Sister, don't quit!

10/15/2018
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Are you tired? Weary of doing good? Ready to quit because the effort doesn't seem worth it? Sister, don't quit. God is not yet done in your story. He's not ignoring your perseverance. In fact, you are growing this very minute. Join us on this week's episode of the More to Be Podcast for a chat on what it means to continue to "do good" even when the results don't seem to come quickly. With Kalie Kelch joining again for our discussion on this month's R.A.W. Scripture Study, we open up to...

Duration:00:51:56

#206: Take Back Your Mornings with Kat Lee

10/8/2018
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Who is the boss of your mornings? Do you drag yourself out of bed, running late before you even started? Do you wake up to the demands of your kids or work? Are you scrambling to get everything done before you head out the door? It's time to take back your mornings! In this episode of the More to Be Podcast, we're excited to bring you mornings expert Kat Lee! Kat is passionate about teaching others how to jump-start each day with a grace-filled, life-giving morning routine. She is the...

Duration:00:50:16

#205: Surrendering to God's Plans with Angela Sackett

10/1/2018
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What is your natural response when you've prayed and prayed and waited and waited, but God's ways don't match your wants? Do you struggle to surrender to the Lord's plans for your life? In this episode of the More to Be Podcast, we're joined by former co-host and dear friend, Angela Sackett for a chat about surrendering to the Lord's plans. We do spend a good time talking about releasing our adult children to the Lord, since we've already experienced releasing our dreams, our homes, our...

Duration:00:52:19

#204: Searching for Contentment, Part 2

9/24/2018
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The founder of More to Be and your host of the podcast, Elisa Pulliam, is joined by friend and co-host, Kalie Kelch, for an episode steeped in Scripture study and application using the R.A.W. Scripture Study Method. Together, they dig into the Word to uncover what God has to say about our longing for more and what it looks like to search for contentment instead. Part one kicks off with Kalie and Elisa confessing their own struggles with trusting God for the desires tucked away in their...

Duration:00:31:00

#203: Searching for Contentment, Part 1

9/24/2018
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The founder of More to Be and your host of the podcast, Elisa Pulliam, is joined by friend and co-host, Kalie Kelch, for an episode steeped in Scripture study and application using the R.A.W. Scripture Study Method. Together, they dig into the Word to uncover what God has to say about our longing for more and what it looks like to search for contentment instead. Part one kicks off with Kalie and Elisa confessing their own struggles with trusting God for the desires tucked away in their...

Duration:00:29:14

#202: Letting Go of Control

9/17/2018
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The founder of More to Be and your host of the podcast, Elisa Pulliam, is joined by friend and special guest, Jennifer Dukes Lee, for a power-packed discussion about our identity in Christ. They wind their way through the Scriptures, looking at what it means to be "the one whom Jesus keeps on loving" and how that changes everything about how we live and trust God more. This episode is packed with hope, wisdom, and a good laugh about mammograms . . . There's not an off-ramp for metrics....

Duration:00:49:00

#201: Becoming the Woman God Intended, Part 2

9/11/2018
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The founder of More to Be and your host of the podcast, Elisa Pulliam, is joined by friend and co-host, Kalie Kelch, for the kickoff of Season 2. They unpack the principles found in Proverbs 31 as an overarching theme for the upcoming episodes. Together, they debunk some of the myths of the Proverbs 31 woman and uncover a source of inspiration and motivation to be the women God intended -- whether single or married, divorced or widowed, working or retired, mothering or...

Duration:00:40:29

#200: Becoming the Woman God Intended, Part 1

9/10/2018
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The founder of More to Be and your host of the podcast, Elisa Pulliam, is joined by friend and co-host, Kalie Kelch, for the kickoff of Season 2. They unpack the principles found in Proverbs 31 as an overarching theme for the upcoming episodes. Together, they debunk some of the myths of the Proverbs 31 woman and uncover a source of inspiration and motivation to be the women God intended -- whether single or married, divorced or widowed, working or retired, mothering or...

Duration:00:32:25

#136: Is it ministry or work?

8/27/2018
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Have you missed the More to Be Podcast since the ending of Season 1? We've missed it too! So we're happy to be back praying, planning, and recording! While you wait for Season 2 to air in September, we thought you'd enjoy this second bonus episode. On this Episode The founder of More to Be and your host of the podcast, Elisa Pulliam, is joined by friend and More to Be co-laborer, Kalie Kelch, for a chat about how to know what to charge when your work is also ministry and your ministry is...

Duration:00:35:10

#135: Finding New Soul Strength

7/14/2018
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The In-Between Season . . . A Bonus Episode Have you missed the More to Be Podcast since the ending of Season 1? We've missed it too! So we're happy to be back praying, planning, and recording! Season 2 will officially air in September, so count this episode as a bonus one to fill your soul tank full! On this Episode The founder of More to Be and your host of the podcast, Elisa Pulliam is joined by friend and More to Be co-laborer, Kalie Kelch, for a chat about finding new soul strength...

Duration:00:44:22

#134: Be a Woman of Wisdom

5/28/2018
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On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Angela and Elisa reunite for the closing episode of season one, focusing on Being a Woman of Wisdom. Together, they "meet wisdom" in Proverbs, specifically digging into chapter 8. They cover everything from raising sons and daughters to nurturing marriages to being women walking in wisdom, passionate about pursuing cross-wired, multi-generational relationships. Highlights How do we lovingly engage with those who don't yet know Him? - Angela Are...

Duration:00:53:16

#133: Be Holy and Humble with Crystal Stine

5/21/2018
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On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Elisa Pulliam is joined by author, speaker, and friend, Crystal Stine, for the Unblinded Faith Series, inspired by Elisa's newest devotional book, Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God's Word. Meet Crystal Stine Crystal has a heart for encouraging women to live authentic lives, online and in real life and offers a unique perspective as a small-town writer who has learned from her internet community how to build real life...

Duration:00:46:35

#132: Be Heavenly Minded with Katie Bennett

5/14/2018
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On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Elisa Pulliam is joined by fellow author, Katie Bennett, for the Unblinded Faith Series, inspired by Elisa's newest devotional book, Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God's Word. Meet Katie Bennett Katie Bennett is the author of Heavenly Minded Mom and the creator of the Embracing a Simpler Life blog and podcast, where she encourages women stop loving the world and instead follow Jesus with everything they've got. She and...

Duration:00:48:19

#131: Be the Open Door with Jen Schmidt

5/7/2018
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On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Elisa Pulliam is joined by fellow author and friend, Jen Schmidt, for the Unblinded Faith Series, inspired by Elisa's newest devotional book, Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God's Word. Meet Jen Schmidt For the last decade, Jen Schmidt has been encouraging, challenging, and cheering on women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives on her popular lifestyle blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. With a...

Duration:00:43:45

#130: Be Strong and Steadfast with Gwen Smith

4/30/2018
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On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Elisa Pulliam is joined by fellow author and friend, Gwen Smith, for the Unblinded Faith Series, inspired by Elisa's newest devotional book, Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God's Word. Gwen Smith is an author, speaker, worship leader, songwriter and volleyball enthusiast who lives in sunny North Carolina and has been married to her hunky college honey, Brad, for 24 years. They are tired parents to three tall,...

Duration:00:47:56

#129: Be Happy with Jennifer Dukes Lee

4/23/2018
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On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Elisa Pulliam is joined by fellow author and friend, Jennifer Dukes Lee, in the kick off for the Unblinded Faith Series, inspired by Elisa's newest devotional book, Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God's Word. Jennifer is the author of The Happiness Dare and Love Idol. She is a popular blogger, writer for Dayspring’s (in)courage, and a speaker at women’s conferences across the United States. Her words have been featured on...

Duration:00:43:48