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Real. Authentic. Transparent. Thoughts on faith, family, food, fitness, and fun.

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Real. Authentic. Transparent. Thoughts on faith, family, food, fitness, and fun.




+++193 – Ekemini Uwan – Bonus Episode

Many of us, in one way or another, have fallen asleep to the reality of the culture we live in. It’s almost unavoidable. After all, the beliefs and assumptions of our culture (whatever culture that may be) are like the air we breathe—we take them for granted, and may not even realize we have them. [...]


#192- The Skin I’m In – Morgan Harper Nichols

When we look around at the world we live in, it’s evident how intentional and detailed God was when he designed it—the colors, the temperatures, the incredible variety of living beings, the seasons, and even the rhythm of time; if earth were just slightly out of place, we wouldn’t be able to live on it. [...]


#191 – A Chat with Margot Starbuck

Are you comfortable in your own skin? What does it mean to be comfortable in your own skin anyway? Does it mean you love your physical body? Does it mean to be at ease with the core of who you are? How do you know if you are actually at home with yourself? Ultimately, we [...]


#190+++ – When Your Kid is Hurting with Kevin Leman

What to do when your kid is hurting? Sometimes as parents we don’t know the right words to say to our kids when they experience rough times. I’m here to tell you, I’ve been there - we’ve all been there. However, today we’ve got some help! In today’s episode, I spoke with New York [...]


#189 – A Chat on Discipline with Mahisha Dellinger

Have you ever felt as if your life experiences disqualified you from achieving your goals? Well, you aren’t alone in that. I hear from women all the time who wonder if it is still possible to reach their dreams based on where they’ve come from or what they’ve been through. They question if they can [...]


#188 – A Chat on Contentment with “The Nester”

When it comes to decorating their homes, most people I know tend to think of it at best as something fun but low on their list of priorities, and at worst, as something inessential—and maybe even shallow. Personally, I know I’ve put off investing time and effort into decorating or really settling into my home [...]


#187 – A Chat on Balance

"I'm overwhelmed." "There's too much going on in my life right now." "I'm trying to find balance." Have you ever found yourself saying any of those phrases or something like it? I have. I talk about being overwhelmed and struggling to balance it all too. Life has a way of feeling like too much sometimes. And [...]


#185+++ – Unexpected Places with Anthony Evans

I had the opportunity to talk with my brother on YouTube Live about his new book, Unexpected places. This is a fun, honest, transparent and vulnerable conversation that only scratches the surface of what the book entails. Authenticity is the word Anthony describes his book. We chat about struggling with self-doubt, depression and bringing your [...]


#186 – Authority with Priscilla Shirer

Five years from now, what will you wish you had done with what you have now? You have power and God has given you the authority to use it, but are you using it? Has the authority you have access to cultivated change within your workplace, neighborhood or relationships? In this episode, I’m talking with [...]


#184 – Forgiving Others – His Porn Addiction

For Christians, talking about sex can be awkward, even when the subject is simply about what God intended it to be. So it’s not surprising that for most Christians, the idea of discussing sex addiction is downright terrifying. But these struggles do need to be discussed: With about 30% of the internet industry being pornography, [...]


#183+++ – Forgiving Yourself: Recovering Alcohol Addiction

Addiction—whether it be alcohol addiction or addiction to drugs, porn, food, the internet—is something that countless Christians struggle with, yet it isn’t something that gets talked about in church. It’s ugly, it’s messy, and we just aren’t comfortable with it. That’s why I was thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with Dana Bowman, author [...]


#182 – Forgiving Yourself – Healing From Abortion

Unforgiveness can be a strong force in our lives. If we choose to hold on to it, over time it will gradually harden our hearts, affecting everything from our actions to our beliefs. We may even begin to see what someone did as who they are. As Christians, we are often reminded--as we should be--of [...]


#181 – She’s Still Free – Forgiveness

Have you forgiven yourself? What about the other people in your life that you need to forgive? Have you released them so that YOU are not in chains? Have you mastered the art of letting go so you can be free? Can I be honest and say that forgiveness is a big word, and that I'm [...]


#180 – Staying Awake When Life Hurts

I've spent the month of July sharing on YouTube about what it means stay awake to your life. Don't worry. The podcast is not being shut down or neglected. I just wanted to try something new. Right at the end of the month, my plans for discussion were derailed because my last YouTube Live was [...]


#179 – A She’s Still There Story with Sarah Jakes Roberts

I find it refreshing to hear stories of women who have not only progressed through life but have made the decision to evolve. One particular woman I know, Sarah Jakes Roberts, embodies what it means to do just that. She has journeyed from being a single teen-mom to an influential pastor, author, and wife. We [...]


#178 – Girl Boss Chat with Kariss Farris

Who is my favorite Girl Boss/Mom Boss? My daughter, Kariss Farris. Kariss and her husband, Joshua, own a photography business - while also boss-parenting two adorable little people! I think my daughter is a ridiculously great photographer and a ridiculously great mom too. Kariss is right in the middle of growing a business while she [...]


#177 – Girl Boss Chat with Nicole Walters

Starting your own business can be a scary! There are so many questions and the number of answers you might find on a Google search of “how to start my own business” is overwhelming. But if you still have that dream in your heart, than that desire deserves a chance to flourish. Do you have [...]


#176 – The Holy Hustle with Crystal Stine

Does it seem contradictory to hustle and live a holy life? Can a Girl Boss climb the ladder and also care for her body and soul? In this episode with Crystal Stine, we talk about rest, the working woman, celebration, success, and so much more. Crystal Stine authentically shares about a time in her life [...]


#175 – Girl Boss Chat with Christy Wright

Christy Wright is a Certified Business Coach, a Ramsey Personality and a straight-up girl boss. She is also a best selling author, wife and mom of two boys. Christy’s energy is infectious. She educates and gives hope to audiences nationwide, and in this episode we get an intimate one-on-one with this power house! We talk [...]


#174 -Girl Boss Chat with Lara Casey

Let’s take a look at what it means to be a girl boss! I’m talking to some of my favorite girl bosses to find out how they got started, what their everyday lives actually look like, how they make money, and how they stay healthy in the hustle. I’m kicking off this series with a [...]