#539 How To Make Clutter Decisions With Counselor Michael Gembola

#539 How To Make Clutter Decisions With Counselor Michael Gembola

539: How To Make Clutter Decisions

With Counselor Michael Gembola

 

Do you struggle to make small daily decisions and it leaves you feeling stuck? You know the ones. The decisions that feel like they shouldn’t be this hard to make and they seem to come easy or naturally to “everyone else.” Join Kathi and guest Michael Gembola for this hopeful and healing conversation that cuts right to the heart of the why behind the “what” of our clutter. Small decisions don’t always seem small to the person making them. If we want to grow in our clutter free journey, learning to make these decisions is essential. Listen in to discover how to make decisions about getting rid of things including: 

 

  • Learning to risk regret
  • Why we need “the accelerator and the brakes to drive safely” – Michael Gembola
  • Knowing “even if this is the wrong decision, most things are recoverable” – Kathi Lipp

 

ANXIOUS ABOUT DECISIONS: FINDING FREEDOM IN THE PEACE OF GOD

 

Do you get anxious when you have to make a decision? Do you overthink, overtalk, and overanalyze? When anxiety surrounds every decision, the result can be decision-making paralysis. Counselor Michael Gembola explores this common struggle and then points to the peace that comes from knowing God as your refuge and ever present help in trouble. Learning to trust God, even when the path is not clear, will give you courage to move forward one step at a time.  

When you’re faced with decisions both big and small, God offers you something better than certainty and the absence of risk. He promises to be with you. And when you allow the Good Shepherd to lead, you will find that he uses times of decision-making to make you more peaceful and become a better steward of the opportunities in front of you.  

Anxious about Decisions will help you learn to approach decisions more confidently with a conscience shaped by God’s Word and values shaped by God’s heart. Learn to undertake decisions in the context of the community of believers and your identity as God’s child. 

Anxious about Decisions is part of the Ask the Christian Counselor series. This series walks readers through their deepest and most profound questions. Each question is unpacked by an experienced counselor that gives readers the tools to understand their struggle and how the gospel brings hope and healing to the problem they are facing. 

Order your copy of Anxious About Decisons here.

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Meet Our Guest 

 

Michael Gembola

Michael Gembola, MAR, MAC, is an ordained minister and licensed professional counselor. He serves as executive director of Blue Ridge Christian Counseling in southwest VA and has taught counseling as an adjunct professor at several seminaries.

Gembola holds master’s degrees from Westminster Seminary in Counseling (MAC) and in Biblical Studies (MAR), and Certificates in Professional Counseling and Global Trauma Recovery from the Missio Graduate School of Counseling. He teaches at the Blue Ridge Institute for Theological Education and at Westminster Seminary in partnership with CCEF. He is the author of After an Affair: Pursuing Restoration, Anxious about Decisions, and several articles on counseling.

He and his wife, Kelly, live in Roanoke, VA with their two sons and daughter.

Learn more at brccva.org

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#383: Hot Mess to Totally Blessed with Comedian Kerri Pomarolli

#383: Hot Mess to Totally Blessed with Comedian Kerri Pomarolli

If you are overwhelmed trying to make life Pinterest-perfect, you are in good company! This week, Kathi chats with comedian and self-proclaimed Hot Mess for Jesus, Kerri Pomarolli. Kathi and Kerri discuss what it means to find grace right where you are today, in the midst of a messy, busy life.

In this episode, you’ll laugh along with Kathi and Kerri as you learn:

  • What it means to be a Proverbs 32 woman, AKA a Hot Mess for Jesus.
  • How to figure out what level of decluttering works for you
  • Who are the people you need to have around you in your life

For Kathi’s family stuffing recipe, click here.

To hear Sebastian Maniscalco’s bit about company coming over, click here (warning: some language is inappropriate for children).

Order your copy of Kerri’s book, Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman: How I Went From Messed Up to Blessed Up Without Changing a Single Thing from Amazon today.

 

Giveaway

As a special treat, Harvest House has generously offered our readers the chance to win five copies of Kerri’s new book, Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman: How I Went from Messed Up to Blessed Up Without Changing a Single Thing.

One grand-prize winner will also win:
Kerri’s devotional book, She Rises Late and Her Kids Make Her Breakfast
Assorted Tea
Nutella 2pack
Snack Box

Click here to enter today!

 

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Kerri Pomarolli

Kerri Pomarolli

Comedian Kerri Pomarolli discovered her call to stand-up after trading in her pursuit of a star on the Walk of Fame for faith. From movies and television to stand-up comedy, she tours extensively and is one of the most sought-after comedians in both Christian and secular venues. An accomplished writer and author, she is known as “Hollywood’s Favorite God Girl.” She lives with her daughters in Los Angeles.

You can learn more at Proverbs32woman.com