Episode #218-A Different Beautiful with Courtney Westlake

Episode #218-A Different Beautiful with Courtney Westlake

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ListenNowHow 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.

Episode #217-5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit

Episode #217-5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit

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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

 

Episode #216-The Basics of Canning with Melissa K. Norris

Episode #216-The Basics of Canning with Melissa K. Norris

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ListenNowDoes 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

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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!

Episode #215-Listener Question About Being Overwhelmed with Cheri Gregory

Episode #215-Listener Question About Being Overwhelmed with Cheri Gregory

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ListenNowHave 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.

Episode #214-Take Hold of the Faith You Long For with Sharon Jaynes

Episode #214-Take Hold of the Faith You Long For with Sharon Jaynes

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ListenNowDo 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.

Episode #213-Come with Me by Suzanne Eller

Episode #213-Come with Me by Suzanne Eller

 

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ListenNowWhat would it be like to be one of the original disciples? To walk with Jesus daily?

If Jesus came to you and said, “Come with me?” what would your answer be? Our view of success would definitely be altered. But how?

Well, Jesus does ask you to come with him daily. Author Suzanne Eller decided to do a Bible study where she went deep into the walks of the disciples and wrote her book Come with Me: Discovering the Beauty of Following Where He Leads to share with us what she learned.

Download 13 Prayer for Come with Me HERE

Episode #212-Loving My Actual Life with Alexandra Kuykendall

Episode #212-Loving My Actual Life with Alexandra Kuykendall

ListenNowIs your calendar too full? Do you get stressed about meal planning? Does social media become a time suck?

 Living Clutter Free does not mean just dealing with the physical clutter, but also the emotional and spiritual. 

Author Alex Kuykendall embarked on a nine month experiment to see how she could better her home life.

Listen as she tells us about the little changes she made, because small changes are more likely to get done and more likely to be sustainable,yet they created a BIG impact on her life. 

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Episode #211-The Made from Scratch Kitchen with Melissa K. Norris

Episode #211-The Made from Scratch Kitchen with Melissa K. Norris

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ListenNowEver dreamed of being like Laura Ingalls Wilder, living off the land? Or at least being able to grow your own tomatoes without the squirrels getting them before you do?

Today I talk with Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made from Scratch Kitchen, about living the pioneer life in modern times.

Even if you are a city girl, she shares tips for gardening, cooking, and cleaning with wholesome ingredients that you can make today.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Melissa’s podcast: Pioneering Today Podcast

The $64 Tomato (book)

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!

Episode #210-Breaking Up with Perfect with Amy Carroll

Episode #210-Breaking Up with Perfect with Amy Carroll

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ListenNowAre you striving and trying hard to do everything right? Is this beginning to hurt your relationships with friends, spouses, even God?

Breaking up with perfect is about grace. Grace for myself and grace for others.

Join me as I talk with Amy Carroll, author of Breaking Up with Perfect as we get real about how are different personality styles affect our ability to walk beside our friends during the ups and downs of life.

**Win a copy of the book Breaking Up with Perfect by Amy Carroll by leaving a comment below

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Breaking Up with Perfect Online Study

Strengths Finder

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Episode #209-Fawn Weaver and Happy Marriages: The Ultimate Resource Guide for (trying to be) Awesome Wives Part 5

Episode #209-Fawn Weaver and Happy Marriages: The Ultimate Resource Guide for (trying to be) Awesome Wives Part 5

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ListenNowHaving trouble with the Husband Project when you’re not in the best place in your marriage? You are not alone.

It’s hard to talk about, but some marriages are difficult and you may be doing the Husband Project Online Bible Study with Proverbs 31 Ministries, but your heart is just not in it.

In this episode, I talk with Fawn Weaver who has interviewed over 110 couples around the world to see what common threads could be found in strong, happy marriages. What she found is surprisingly empowering.

Listen in to hear her tips on how to find hope when there is a marital mismatch or if you feel like you’ve tried everything and you’re stuck.

Mentioned in this episode:

Fawn Weaver’s TedTalk “The Argument Free Marriage

 

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