Declutter with Kathi and Susy Flory – Leaving Behind Words as a Legacy, Not Things

Declutter with Kathi and Susy Flory – Leaving Behind Words as a Legacy, Not Things

Declutter with Kathi and Susy Flory 

Leaving Behind Words as a Legacy, Not Things

Join me on Declutter with Kathi and my guest Susy Flory. We are going to talk about Leaving Behind Words as a Legacy, Not Things.

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Susy Flory

Susy Flory is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of fourteen books. She directs West Coast Christian Writers, and is pursuing a doctorate in New Testament Studies at Northern Seminary.

A graduate of UCLA, she has a background in journalism, education, and communications. She is the founder of Everything Memoir with Susy Flory, and is working on her master’s degree in New Testament from Northern Seminary.
A breast cancer survivor, Susy celebrates life by chasing great
stories in places like Cuba, Haiti, Turkey, Israel, and her own backyard.

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The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life 

 

THE CLUTTER-FREE HOME

 

When it comes to your home, peace is possible…

Longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

Let author Kathi Lipp (who once lived a life buried in clutter) walk you through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process of dedicate, decide, declutter and “do-your-thing” to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of, and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

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Declutter with Kathi and How to Help a Friend Who is in a Hard Place with Special Guest Rachel Lewis

Declutter with Kathi and How to Help a Friend Who is in a Hard Place with Special Guest Rachel Lewis

Decluttering with Kathi and How to Help a Friend Who is in a Hard Place 

 with Special Guest Rachel Lewis 

Join Kathi as she and author Rachel Lewis as they discuss her new book Unexpected. Learn new ways to support those you love who have found themselves in Unexpected places.

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The Clutter-Free Home

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Unexpected

 

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Rachel Lewis

Rachel Lewis is an adoptive, foster, and biological mom and lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She experienced five pregnancy losses and writes about them on her blog, The Lewis Note. She is the founder of the online support group Brave Mamas and the author of Unexpecting: Real Talk on Pregnancy Loss.

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Unexpecting: Real Talk on Pregnancy Loss 

Unexpecting is a comprehensive resource explaining what to expect from your body, heart, mind and soul following the death of your baby during pregnancy or after birth. What you need during this time is not a book offering easy answers. You need a safe place to help you navigate what comes next, such as:

· Coping with a postpartum body without a baby in your arms.
· Facing social isolation and grief invalidation.
· Wrestling with faith when you feel let down by God.

 

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Declutter with Kathi and How to Recover After a Disaster with Special Guest Roger Lipp

Declutter with Kathi and How to Recover After a Disaster with Special Guest Roger Lipp

Decluttering with Kathi and How to Recover From a Disaster 

 with Special Guest Roger Lipp

Join Kathi and Roger as they talk about how they are recovering after being evacuated for almost a month after the Caldor Fire. Create your own plan of attack when you are overwhelmed and your house is out of order!

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Roger Lipp

Roger is a productivity and quality engineer for a Fortune 50 company.

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

Ready For Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home For Any Crisis Big or Small 

 

Bad stuff happens all the time but this doesn’t mean we have to live in constant fear. 

Ready for Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis Big or Small gives finite simple steps for being proactive rather than reactive—helping you prepare their mind, heart and home for any unfortunate circumstance. Full of stories and humor along with facts, tips and lists, Kathi offers a down-to-earth guide that will show you how to face the unexpected with confidence, relying on God’s strength and plan rather than giving in to fear and anxiety. 

Her step-by-step plan is easy to implement and will help anyone become a better steward of their resources as well as be the neighbor who can help in a crisis rather than needing help themselves. Kathi’s goal is to equip you to be the front line of helpers in any crisis from a natural disaster to a friend’s job loss. 

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Declutter with Kathi and 3 Strategies for When You Struggle with Comparison with Special Guest Shannon Popkin

Declutter with Kathi and 3 Strategies for When You Struggle with Comparison with Special Guest Shannon Popkin

Decluttering with Kathi and 3 Strategies for When You 

Struggle with Comparison with Special Guest Shannon Popkin

How does stuff play into comparison? Tune in to this great video with special guest Shannon Popkin to find out. Clutter and comparing are such distractions! So much sideways energy is spent on measuring ourselves with each other. Here are three strategies for when you want to stop comparing, and refocus on what God has called you to.

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Shannon Popkin

Bestselling author and speaker Shannon Popkin loves to blend her gifts for storytelling and humor with her passion for God’s Word. Shannon is the author of Comparison Girl, Control Girl, and Influence. She also contributes as a blogger at Revive Our Hearts.
Shannon is from west Michigan and is happy to be sharing life with Ken, who makes her laugh every single day. Together, they have the joy of parenting two college students, a high schooler, and two adorable shih tzus.

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Comparison Girl: Lessons from Jesus on Me – Free Living in a Measure-Up World

 

Do you constantly compare yourself with others? On social media, in your neighborhood, at church, or in the school drop-off lane, do you push yourself to prove that you measure up . . . and then feel ashamed when you don’t? Measuring yourself against others isn’t healthy. And it isn’t God’s plan. In fact, the way of Jesus is completely upside down from this measure-up world. He invites us to follow him and be restored to freedom, confidence, and joy.

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Taking Care of Your Future Self Through Transitions and Change

Taking Care of Your Future Self Through Transitions and Change

 

 

Going through transitions and major changes in our life can change the game of de-cluttering.

We are never just de-cluttering. We are changing the way we think and live in our spaces.

Sometimes we have to make decisions to put certain things on pause in order to best take care of ourselves.

The one thing we don’t want to put on pause is our joy.

Join in to hear this great Facebook live video where Kathi passionately discusses these things more in depth and encourages

us to make small changes to take care of our future selves.

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKathiLipp/videos/489515965626305/

 

I would love for you to tell me in the comments about one thing you are doing different to take better care of yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Poultry In The Time of COVID

Poultry In The Time of COVID

 

As many of you know, Roger and I’ve added to our family: four baby chickens. And while I had nine months to figure out what to do with a human baby (and still messed up on many of the details for that) I had about nine minutes to figure out what to do with these baby chicks. 

Fortunately, I had my own collection of chicken godmothers to help me through bringing our babies home (and everything that comes afterward.) 

Let me introduce you to the Chicken Godmother, Angela Roberge. A seasoned chicken raiser (and a seasoned chicken consumer), I asked her to share some of her favorite tips to make feathered mom-ing a little less daunting. 

If you’ve ever wondered if you could raise chicks, here’s everything you need to know to not run a fowl in your chicken attempts.

 

Poultry in the Time of COVID

 

Hey, all you cool chicks and chickens. 

Greetings from isolation.

In between cutting your own hair, baking your own bread and growing your own toilet paper, it behooves us all to get a step or two closer to the Keep-Calm-and-Homestead-On life of yesteryear. 

Some of my self-imposed, old-timey projects were one-and-done (ain’t nobody got time to render one’s own lard) and some stuck. Chickens, as it turns out, are very sticky. They provide, not only eggs, but hours of ChickTV™, and, if you’ve the stomach for it, a pretty kick-ass soup.

 

Here are a few things to get you started on your next obsession:

 

1 – Chickens need a minimum of 4 square feet of indoor space if they’re to be cooped up (hehe) for any length of time. As a Canadian, whose winters range from 27 months to 6.5 years, this means a twelve bird flock needs a 6’ x 8’ shed. 

2 – Food matters. Did you know diet determines yolk color? Battery hens (the sad birds shown in PETA videos) fed bottom of the barrel layer mash will have pasty yellow yolks,. whilst happy, free-ranging hens, scavenging bugs, worms, and frogs, fed high-quality food, will have a more Home Depot orange hue. 

There is nothing more smug smirk inducing than when your friends marvel at the difference between their normal, tepid fare and your rock star offering.

3 – Roosters are much like dishwashers. They’re not a necessity, but they’re handy to have around. They’ll ensure you’ve a supply of fertile eggs, scout out the best foraging places, and will go toe-to-toe with a coyote to protect his harem. They can be obnoxiously loud, however, at all times of day, so if you’ve got cranky neighbors, maybe reconsider.

4 – You’re familiar with the term “livestock,” right? Welp, if you allow livestock into your life, you’ll likely have to make room for her butthole cousin, Deadstock.  Basically, “Life is fragile, yo.” Expect and prepare for illness, predation, and accidents. I suggest going half-pharaoh and harden that heart. Love your chickens, just don’t LOVE your chickens.

5 – Chickens, like my rubbish taste in music, are super diverse. There are breeds that lay white, brown, even blue or green eggs. There are breeds that are adapted to particular climates, lay more eggs, are more likely to fly the proverbial coop, make noise, or be great moms. Do your research and pick the breed that’s right for you. 

Honestly, though? Even with the deepest of research, chickens have habits and personalities all their own. Your chickens might hide eggs, or dig up your garden, or follow you around, or try to attack you whilst your back is turned. For the latter, I recommend soup for dinner. 

6 – Good news: If properly cared for, chickens can live a decade. Bad news: They only lay for about three of those years. You’ve either got to be cool with feeding these freeloaders for a millennia after they’ve stopped paying their way, or comfortable shuffling off their mortal coil. 

7 – Like any pet, chickens are a commitment. They’ll need to be fed and watered even if it’s cold and rainy and you’ve got a sniffle. They make vacationing interesting, as your best friend might be okay feeding your cat while you’re away, but is decidedly less cool with 50 starving hens charging her and the grain bin. Start cultivating disposable friendships now.

8 – Daylight plays a large part in egg-laying. Chickens need 12-16 hours of light per day to keep them happily pooping your breakfast. So, when winter comes, or the sun explodes, you’ll either need to supplement with coop lighting or let them take a break for a few months. 

This break is the best option for the health of your flock. It’s like chickens store up their Sabbaths, remembering them and keeping them holy for 16 solid weeks.

9 – Chicken math – much like The Northern Lights, and narwhals, and children who LISTEN THE FIRST TIME – is a mystical but real phenomenon. You start out with your small coop, and a promise to your husband “not to worry, you’ll only get a couple, and it won’t be much work, and won’t it be fun to have fresh eggs for breakfast?” and suddenly, you’ve got a contractor over, planning your Chicken Palace because your flock now numbers 45, and you’re selling your contraband eggs out the back of your Cheerio-encrusted minivan, because FOUR DOZEN FRESH EGGS DAILY. ::cough::  

10 – You are not the only one that finds chicken delicious. The humble hen is on the bottom-most rung of the ladder. Plan to protect them from everything from mink to foxes to raccoons to neighborhood dogs. Fences, well-sealed coops, and even a 24/7 radio will be beneficial.

There’s no more helpless feeling than seeing your favorite hen hanging limp in the jaws of a coyote. While I’d never admit to flinging a garden fork at one, javelin style, I won’t *not* admit it, either.

Have I scared you off? Made you consider turning that coop into an Airbnb? I hope not. 

Chickens aren’t for the faint of heart, but they’re honestly one of my favorite parts of homesteading. There’s nothing quite like paying $20 for a bag of food that your flock will convert into eggs you could purchase at No Frills for $1.99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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