Morning people. Some of us are and some of us are SO not. However, we see the benefits of being “up and at ’em” early in the day to get the most accomplished. Research actually shows that morning people actually get more done. As a night owl, you might want to move on but listen in and gain some tips on how to become a morning person. This isn’t an overnight process so take heart. It’s possible!
Kathi and Erin, one a born night owl and the other an early bird, share their morning routine and the benefits of becoming an early riser. They’ll also share 3 tips you can use right now to get started on creating a morning routine that will get your day started and help you hit the pillow at night feeling like you’ve conquered your to do list!
Do you have Possession Obsession? Do you collect things? Do you get it into your head you absolutely have to HAVE something?
Kathi and Erin get behind our need to buy things or collect items. Sometimes we are prone to feel like our life is lacking. This lacking may lead us to shop, whether it be walking around our favorite store or shopping online. Erin and Kathi wrestle with the reasons behind their impulse to buy and the rules you can put into place to understand and count the cost of your possession obsession.
Kathi talks with Erin MacPherson about what is behind the “need” to buy or keep possessions. Listen in as they share their strategies for reserving time, money and space for what really matters and ultimately placing value in relationships over stuff.
Waiting is not wasting time, it is training time. But waiting is hard and waiting, well, requires patience. But what if waiting well is like riding the waves and an opportunity to find pleasure in the experiences we are going through?
This week Kathi talks with Wendy Pope about her new book Wait and See, Finding Peace in God’s Pauses and Plans. Wendy shares how it took 13 years for this book to be published, but through the waiting God worked in such a way, she would not trade the relationship built with Jesus for the world. Often times the waiting is where God actually prepares us for the work he already has already prepared for us. What are you going to take away from a life worth waiting well? Listen in and discover the value in waiting well.
When there has been betrayal in your marriage, restoration doesn’t seem possible and rebuilding a marriage seems daunting. Many of us just wouldn’t go down that road, but other times, when God’s plan includes rebuilding your marriage, He uses it to move mountains. So how do you go from a completely broken place, to a marriage that is better than new, fully restored and more connected than you ever realized it could be?
Kathi talks to Cindy Beall, a woman that has gone from shattered to restored, betrayed but now, with a lot of honesty and hard work, in a marriage that is beautiful. She is the author of Rebuilding a Marriage Better than New, and Healing Your Marriage When Trust is Broken. Kathi and Cindy discuss what that honesty and work look like and how life can look on the other side of broken.
How do you have a consistent quiet time when life is neither consistent or quiet?
Today Erin MacPherson and I share how we each carve out consistent quiet time in our day to be with God. Even though each of us is created differently, it’s key to find what works for you. As students of our relationship with God we start to understand what ignites our passion.
Though Erin and I have different routines, this episode concludes with three key tips to help you create a daily quiet time routine in your life.
Listen to the episode and share in the comments how you are able to consistently create a quiet time.
How do you respond when someone looks different? Can you see the beauty in situations even when they are challenging?
Today I talk with author, Courtney Westlake, about her journey with her daughter who was born with Harlequin Ichthyosisa a severe, life-threatening skin disorder which makes her look very different from others. Listen as we talk about the beauty Courtney has found in life by being Brenna’s mom and what it has taught her about true beauty.
We have two copies of Courtney’s Book A Different Beautiful to give away. Listen to the episode and share with whom you would share the book and we will give you two copies: one for you and one to share as a gift.
Do you find yourself starting things, but not finishing them? Would you like to learn from someone who broke that habit and replaced it with other habits that help her finish strong?
Today I talk with author Nicki Koziarz about her book 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit about not quitting including the five questions to ask yourself before quitting.
Does Nicki’s name sound familiar? That’s because I did an awesome interview with her for the Husband Project. Be sure to listen to it here:
Episode #206-Nicki Koziarz and The Ultimate Resource Guide for (trying to be) Awesome Wives
Does the idea of canning your own food scare you? What do you need? What CAN you can? Will I give someone botulism and kill them????
Today I talk with Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made from Scratch Life, about how to get started with canning. We talk about which foods get canned using different methods, what the basic equipment needs are and did you know there is a difference between Pressure Cookers and Pressure Canners??? Melissa teaches us about all of these things and more!
Let’s all give canning a try and post pictures in the comments!
Mentioned in this podcast:
Online Canning Course: Live Home Canning Class
Presto Canning Kit
Melissa’s podcast: Pioneering Today Podcast
Win a copy of Melissa’s book The Made from Scratch Life by leaving a comment telling me one step you are going to make towards homesteading!
Have you been feeling like you can’t get it all done? Are you overwhelmed?
Kathi talks with Cheri Gregory, her co-author of their upcoming book Overwhelmed, How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity, to answer a listener’s question.
“Hi Kathi! I found your blog via Cheri Gregory’s blog. I’ve been enjoying (and hopefully learning) from your blog posts and podcasts. I’ve been looking at my stuff, my house, my responsibilities, my kids, etc, lately and feeling like I am somewhat out of control. The physical stuff generally is used and gets put back within a one foot radius of where it belongs. I can purge stuff without any problems and have done some throughout my married years. But when it comes to getting everything done in a timely manner without missing anything, I start to feel like my brain is too full or too small or has some kind of black hole somewhere! (Maybe the mysterious force that normally eats socks has taken up residence in in my head? )
Four homeschooled kids ages 9, 7, 4, and 1 tends to add a whole other load of responsibility and tasks. Where do I start and what do I do?
Signed, a slightly frazzled mom otherwise known as A.”
Listen to this episode to get great advice and tips from Kathi and Cheri.
Do you ever feel “not good enough”?
Even as a Christian, you can know that all of your sins are forgiven, but still struggle with past mistakes or carry over feelings of inadequacy from life before becoming a Christian.
How do we break the cycle of bad thoughts? In this episode, I talk with Sharon Jaynes, author of Take Hold of the Faith You Long For: Let Go, Move Forward, Live Bold who experienced these very same feelings.
Listen and find practical tips and encouragement for your faith.