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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!

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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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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Episodes

25. If the New Year Hasn't Begun the Way You Hoped

1/25/2022
How has 2022 started for you? Has it been a great year so far, or a challenging one? In our real lives we are often faced with unexpected trials, even at the beginning of a new year. So, if 2022 hasn't started out so well, you're in good company. In this episode you'll find encouragement for your real life, right now. 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:00:19:44

24. The Day After the Most Depressing Day of the Year

1/18/2022
Did you know yesterday, January 17, 2022, was termed "the most depressing day of the year?" If you did, how did you day go? If you didn't, well, good news! Evidently the most depressing day of 2022 is behind us! What we think matters, and believe it or not, a day like yesterday prompts us to think about our thoughts. Julie leads us to do so in this episode. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh,...

Duration:00:17:30

23. 10 Simple Ways to Remain Joyful This Winter

1/11/2022
How do you feel about winter? Or the winter seasons in life? It's likely many of us just tolerate them and keep our sights set on the other seasons that we prefer. But do you suppose there are hidden blessings in winter? Do you suppose God gives us good things in this season as well? In this episode Julie shares 10 Simple Ways to Remain Joyful This Winter. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh,...

Duration:00:19:24

22. Hello 2022: The Year We Are Ready For

1/4/2022
Happy New Year, and welcome to 2022! In this first episode of the new year we discuss the hope and promise that accompanies the beginning of twelve brand new months, 52 unique weeks, and 365 fresh days that await us in 2022. We step boldly into this new year, trusting God every step of the way. You'll find encouragement for your real life here. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled...

Duration:00:18:37

21. Goodbye to 2021: Time to Reflect, Grow, and Celebrate

12/28/2021
In this last week of 2021, we are given a perfect opportunity to reflect, grow, and celebrate this year before we begin the new one. Oftentimes this practice reminds us of God's faithfulness in our lives, despite the challenges we may have experienced. Julie invites you to join her this week spending some intentional time in reflection, to begin 2022 encouraged and inspired. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now...

Duration:00:17:09

20. Merry Christmas 2021 - My Gift to You

12/21/2021
Merry Christmas! With Christmas just days away, are we ready? Julie shares some of her favorite parts of the Christmas story, along with a special gift she's picked out just for you. It may just be the best gift she could give 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. Each episode will lift your...

Duration:00:18:14

19. When It Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

12/14/2021
It's the season known as "the most wonderful time of the year." But what if it's not? What if this season contains sadness, grief, or loss? What if this isn't a merry Christmas season? In this episode Julie shares a personal story of loss and heartache at Christmastime, and what helped her through. 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:00:15:26

18. 7 Helpful Ways to Enjoy a Stress-Free Season

12/7/2021
Do you feel the stress rising? Is your to-do list overflowing? It might be time to pause and take a deep breath and release the seasonal stress. Because we do not have to live stressed this season. These timely 7 ways may help us enjoy a stress-free Christmas. Sounds wonderful, doesn't 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...

Duration:00:18:25

17. Keeping Christmas Simple and Special This Year

11/30/2021
Some people describe this season as the "most wonderful time of the year," and others say it's the "most stressful time of the year." We have a choice in what this season will be, and when we keep Christmas simple, we keep it special. This episode will help us do that. 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:00:18:53

16. The Difference a Grateful Heart Makes

11/23/2021
Here we are, the week of Thanksgiving. For what is your heart grateful? We've experienced a lot in the last eighteen months, and we are changed because of it. This Thanksgiving we may just be a bit more thankful. If you're looking for some encouragement in this season, you've come to the right place. 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:00:19:28

15. Now Is Not the Time to Give Up

11/16/2021
Feeling as if you want to give up, give in, or quit? Does life feel too hard or heavy right now, and you don't think you can take one more step forward? You're not alone. But hang in there. Hope is on the way and just around the corner. 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. Each episode will lift...

Duration:00:16:19

14. Why Is Living Encouraged Such A Big Deal?

11/9/2021
Life can be discouraging at times, am I right? But do we ever think about where discouragement comes from? Spoiler alert! It does not come from our Creator. No, God is the source of hope and encouragement. Through biblical truth, in this episode we learn the value to recognizing discouragement's source and why it's important to live encouraged daily. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh,...

Duration:00:15:43

13. Help and Hope for Discouraging Days

11/2/2021
Are you feeling discouraged? Have you recently experienced some discouraging days? What do we do and how do we handle times of discouragement? In this episode we find some help and hope for those times and some encouragement along the way. We can remain encouraged! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, with lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15...

Duration:00:17:40

12. If God Is Not in a Hurry, Why Are We?

10/26/2021
Do we hurry through our days? Does our speed match the fast-paced world we live in? Because we're in a hurry, could we be missing out on the blessings right in front of us? The thing is, God never appears to be in a hurry. So, if He isn't, why are we? After all, He designed us in His image. Maybe we don't need to be in a hurry after all. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled...

Duration:00:17:05

11. 6 Ways to Begin Each Day Encouraged and Hopeful

10/19/2021
Are you a morning person or not a morning person? How do you begin your typical day? Do you have a certain routine? How we begin the day makes a difference. It not only sets the tone for the day, but it helps us to approach the day with hope and promise. Through personal experience with much trial and error, Julie shares her 6 ways to begin each day encouraged and hopeful. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now...

Duration:00:13:51

10. Waiting Times Don't Need to Be Wasted Times

10/12/2021
How do you handle times of waiting? Are you a patient person or maybe not-so-patient? Do you ever feel as if waiting time is just wasting time? One thing is for sure, we each are familiar with waiting! Through biblical insight and a personal experience of waiting through 2020, Julie shares a unique approach how to persevere productively and patiently in times of waiting. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now...

Duration:00:13:59

09. How to Be a Positive Person in a Negative World

10/5/2021
Are you struggling to stay uplifted and positive these days when negativity is everywhere? We each are called to shine bright and make a difference in our world, but that's hard to do when we allow the negative to affect us. So, how can we remain positive? Through Biblical insight and personal examples, Julie shares ways to remain the positive, impactful person you are. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through...

Duration:00:17:27

08. How to Stay Encouraged in Seasons of Transition

9/28/2021
Are you finding yourself in a transition? Life is full of seasons of transition, yet some aren't so easy to navigate. Sometimes we could use a little hope and help as we do. Julie shares five ways to stay encouraged in your season of transition. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, with lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes. Each episode...

Duration:00:15:49

07. When Letting Go Is Best, But Not Easy

9/21/2021
Are you in the process of letting go of something in your life? Letting go of certain things in life, even though it may be best, is most certainly not easy. Julie shares a personal story in this episode of her experience in letting go recently which will likely encourage 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, with lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in...

Duration:00:14:14

06. Can Our Differences Make Us Better and Not Bitter?

9/14/2021
How do we interact with others who are different than us or who believe different than us? We dive into this subject in this episode and find encouragement as we pause and ponder our differences. Can our differences make us better and not bitter? Can we appreciate and show love to others who are different than us? If so, how do we do that? Listen in and be encouraged. Please rate, review, and share. Links in this episode: 05. Don't Think You're Special? Think Again.Romans 12:21 Corinthians...

Duration:00:12:23