Podcast Eps 283: How Women Can Apply Wisdom from Proverbs to their Lives with Liz Curtis Higgs

Podcast Eps 283: How Women Can Apply Wisdom from Proverbs to their Lives with Liz Curtis Higgs

Author and Speaker, Liz Curtis Higgs, joins Kathi on the podcast this week to discuss how to gain wisdom from one of our favorite books of the Bible, Proverbs. Liz just published a book full of the rich promises and direction found in Proverbs that can help our hearts on a daily basis. Kathi shares an excerpt of the book where Liz gives us an action step that takes JUST ONE MINUTE (every application takes only 60 seconds!).

Listen in to this sweet and powerful episode from two women that love the Lord and His word. You will be uplifted and inspired today.

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Win a copy of Liz’s new book, 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path.  Three people will be chosen to win their own copy. Answer the question in the comments section below to enter to win. What is an unexpected place or situation where you have been given hope?

*Open to US residents only. Contest ends on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Meet Our Guest

Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz Curtis Higgs

Author and Speaker

Liz Curtis Higgs has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon. Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny, helping sisters and seekers experience the depth of God’s love. Higgs is the author of more than 30 books with 4.6 million copies in print, including her nonfiction bestsellers Bad Girls of the Bible, The Girl’s Still Got It, The Women of Christmas and The Women of Easter. She has spoken at 1,700 women’s conferences in all 50 states and 14 countries. A former radio personality, Higgs has appeared on more than 700 media outlets including NPR, “Focus on the Family,” “Life Today,” PBS and A&E. She is happily married to Bill Higgs and they share their life together in a 19th century farmhouse in Louisville, Kentucky.

A conversation with Pam Ferrel about HOPE, Plus an awesome giveaway!

A conversation with Pam Ferrel about HOPE, Plus an awesome giveaway!

Hi friends! Yesterday I got to sit down with Author Pam Farrel and talk about Hope. We all need hope in a world where it’s sometimes very difficult to see the good. I admitted to you in yesterday’s post and in our conversation that I haven’t been a fan of the adult coloring trend. Here more about that and get a pick me in the video below.

 

 

What I really want you to know about is the awesome giveaway we are doing. I am giving away 5 of Pam’s new book, Discovering Hope in the Psalms, plus a super fun Quiet Time pack filled with all of my favorite things to have with me when I am doing quiet time with the Lord including:

• Discovering Hope in the Psalms
• This beautiful Study Bible for Women
• A set of colored pencils for exploring God through creativity
• My favorite cup for hot and cold drinks Hydro Flask
• My very favorite pen, the Uniball Air Micro
• An assortment of teas (to keep those creative juices flowing).

Enter below!!

 

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When You Need to Hear from God: Discovering Hope in the Psalms

When You Need to Hear from God: Discovering Hope in the Psalms

Hear from God: Hope in the Psalms

I have resisted the whole adult coloring book trend for the past couple of years. I was never much of a coloring book person as a child, plus the fact that I’ve never had what one might call “artistic skills”. (Whenever I made a big swing and a miss at an artistic endeavor, my mom would always sweetly say, “You have other talents.”)

So when my publisher asked if I wanted to blog about a new Bible study/coloring book, I resisted. What if it brought back all my childhood trauma of not being able to stay within the lines? What if my coloring was so bad that you all judged me and openly mocked me in the comment section of the blog? (These are real thoughts I have as I lie awake at night.)

But looking at Discovering Hope in the Psalms, three things made me change my mind:

1. My Bible study routine was feeling a little stale and I needed to kick it up. This seemed like a great way to mix it up.
2. One of the authors, Pam Farrell, is one of my favorite people on the planet. Getting to spend a little bit of time with her each morning is a good thing.
3. The title intrigued me: Discovering Hope in the Psalms. I’ll be honest with you – I was in desperate need of a little hope with some of the circumstances going on in my life.

So, I thought, “What could it hurt?” Plus, if my coloring was really so bad as to shame my family, I didn’t have to show you in the pictures I took.

Here’s what’s I love about this study:

1. While there are coloring elements, they are only a part of this amazing Bible study. (Whew!)
2. This is a legit Bible study, not just some pretty pages with a verse thrown in here or there. This goes deep, but in an accessible way. I’m getting to know the Psalms in a whole, new, fresh way, like never before. I’m loving it.
3. This whole study encourages you to explore God and the Psalms through the arts- not just coloring – but through spoken word, cooking and other creative pursuits.

If you are in a place in your life (and your quiet time) where you need to hear from God in a fresh way, I want to encourage you to change up your quiet time routine. Here are some ways Discovering Hope in the Psalms helped me:

• Breaking my quiet time routine by trying a new format for Bible study.
• Experience God in a fresh and new way.
• Get permission to be artistic. Experiencing God not just in his word, but throughout the day in artistic ways through song, art, cooking and reading helped expand my view of Him.
• Reading someone else’s story of struggle helps me understand God in my own struggle. The short stories in this book helped me see how the Psalms applied to Pam’s life and my own.

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I’m going to give six of you a chance to go through this study for yourself. If you want to experience God in a new and fresh way, I encourage you to take a look at Discovering Hope in the Psalms. And for six of you, you will get the chance to go deeper! I have five copies to give away, plus, for one of my readers, I’m going to send you my entire quiet time kit including:

Discovering Hope in the Psalms
• This beautiful Study Bible for Women
• A set of colored pencils for exploring God through creativity
• My favorite cup for hot and cold drinks Hydro Flask
• My very favorite pen, the Uniball Air Micro
• An assortment of teas (to keep those creative juices flowing)

This post is sponsored by Harvest House Publishers, but all the views expressed are mine and only mine…

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Episode #278 – Make Your Move: Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures

Episode #278 – Make Your Move: Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures

Make Your Move: Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures

In this six-session Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), author and Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker Lynn Cowell explores how confidence-in-question keeps us from boldly experiencing what God intends for our lives. Dive into six stories in the Bible of not-so-well-known women who found themselves needing confidence to make their move, and how they uncovered the faith to get it. Lynn encourages women to leave behind all the unnecessary insecurity this world induces and find confidence in God alone.

Learn from the Daughters of Zelophehad, the Women of Exodus, the Sisters of Bethany, Rahab, Debora, Abigail and Michal how to:

  • Intentionally build your confidence on the one thing that cannot be taken from you.
  • Recover from defeating decisions to move forward toward a strong self-worth.
  • Position yourself to not lose your poise—even in the worst circumstances.
  • Identify and address the fears that keep you stuck, with practical steps to walk in your calling with confidence.

This study is for any woman who’s ready to dig into God’s Word to find confidence and boldness to do great things. This book includes personal Bible study as well as group discussion questions. The study can be completed by individuals as well as in groups.

Designed for use with the companion Make Your Move Video Study (sold separately).

** This is a re-run of this episode because we wanted to share this now that Lynn’s book is actually available. It’s an episode full of rich truths we need to be reminded of. Enjoy!

Are you afraid to make a move? Do you feel held back? Sometimes we can be the greatest force of holding ourselves back in life. But we can learn how to find confidence when our minds have already defeated us.

Listen in as Kathi interviews Lynn Cowell and they discuss the concepts in her new book, Make Your Move ~ Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears And Failures. Join in the conversation and be inspired to make your move from a place of paralyzing fear to an unshakable confidence in God’s promises.

**BONUS** Leave an answer in the comments section: “What would I be doing if I was not afraid?” and we will randomly pick three people in this next week to get a free copy of Lynn Cowell’s book.

 

Meet Our Guest

Lynn Cowell

Lynn Cowell

Lynn Cowell is a national conference speaker who is passionate about helping women of all ages understand the importance of Christ confidence. She is the author of several books including her newest for women Make Your Move: Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures, and Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You just for girls ages 8 – 12.  

Lynn and her husband, Greg, have been married for over 30 years and are the parents of three young adults. They enjoy spending time together, especially when it combines the mountains, well-worn sweatshirts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter. Lynn, her family, and the occasional backyard deer, live near Charlotte, North Carolina. Connect with Lynn today at www.LynnCowell.com and on Facebook and Instagram at Lynn Cowell.

Episode #278 – Make Your Move: Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures

Eps #272 Stolen Jesus with Author Jami Amerine

Stolen Jesus

If you’ve ever felt confused by the conflicting representations of Jesus you’ve encountered in the world, you’re invited to join Jami Amerine’s quest to release all the wrong ideas and get to know your Savior as He really is—bewildering grace and all.

Ever feel like God is punishing you when life is hard? If so, maybe Jesus has been stolen from you. Somewhere along the way we can forget that our God is good and not standing over us ready to punish us if we have a misstep. This is not the way we want to live friends. This isn’t freedom in Christ!

If you feel like you have lost an understanding of Who Jesus is, Come and find Him again as Kathi Lipp and Jami Amerine discuss Jami’s book, Stolen Jesus.

The Guide to Expose the Counterfeit Life

Steal Jesus back!

Get the Guide to expose the Counterfeit Life by visiting the Stolen Jesus page here.

WIN!

Three of our readers will win a copy of Stolen Jesus. When in your life have you had one of these false Jesus’? Leave your answer below. Winners will be chosen in 10 days.

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The Guide to expose the Counterfeit Life

Steal Jesus back!

Get the Guide to t expose the Counterfeit Life by visiting the Stolen Jesus page here.

Meet Our Guest

Jami Amerine

Jami Amerine

Jami Amerine is wife to Justin, mom to newly married-baby Maggie, Marine-baby John, College-baby Luke, and Teen-baby Sophie.  Justin and Jami started the madness all over through foster care and adoption with their young sons, fondly known on her popular blog as, the vandals, Sam 5 and Charlie 3.  Jami holds an undergraduate degree in Home Ec and a Graduate Degree in Education, Counseling and Human Development.  She loves connecting with her readers, speaking, writing, decorating, cooking, baking and being with her family.  Justin and Jami are advocates of foster care. They recently relocated to the Houston area.  You can find Jami at sacredgroundstickyfloors.com and her new book Stolen Jesus: An Unconventional Search for the Real Savior at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

God Speaks When We’re Listening

God Speaks When We’re Listening

Prayer can be a challenging practice, but Amy shares a simple but profound method she was taught that has reminded her to listen. God speaks when we’re listening! Want to try something new to reinvigorate your prayer life? Watch Amy’s short vlog, print the downloadable and spend some time with God. He’s waiting just for you!


 

Amy CarrollAmy Carroll is a speaker and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries. She’s the author of Breaking Up with Perfect as well as the director and coach of Next Step Coaching Services.  As a woman who loves a great story and a challenging idea, co-hosting the Grit ‘n’ Grace podcast has become one of her favorite things.

Amy and her husband live in lovely Holly Springs, NC.  You can find her on any given day texting her two sons at college, typing at her computer, or trying to figure out one more alternative to cooking dinner.  Share life with Amy at www.amycarroll.org and find out more about her speaker coaching services at http://www.nextstepcoachingservices.com/.