At Home With Sally

By Sally Clarkson

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Description

Home is the place where the whispers of God’s love are heard regularly, the touch of His hands is given intentionally throughout the day, the words of His encouragement and affirmation pointed to lay the foundation of loving relationships where a woman conducts the beauty of this life within its walls. I hope you will find inspiration to cultivate such a life within the pages of this blog. I welcome you here!

Episode Date
Episode #174: Motherhood: Beautiful by Design
34:44

Join me today as we reflect on God's design and purpose for family, and reflect on how even research and science undergird, with vast research, the importance of a mother's role, with the family as foundation. 

Jun 18, 2018
Episode #173: What Value Does God Place on Children?
35:26

I will be discussing: Postpartum depression, voices in culture, to work or not to work, and many more issues. My desire is to get to the heart of God, to see how He imagined our role as He created us with such beauty, finesse, intelligence--just what a community of people would need to flourish. I hope you enjoy this series.

Most of all, though, as we begin, we must consider that as believers, we have committed to serving God with our hearts, souls, minds, treasures, times. So as we see the eternal value He place on babies and children, we must also regard children with the same high regard as He would direct us to do. 

 

Jun 13, 2018
Episode #172: How to be Joyful When Life Overwhelms
39:18

Ask yourself: -Is there a high expectation for a situation or relationship in your life that has been robbing you of joy? How can you better find the tension between the ideals and realities of that circumstance?-How can you allow the Holy Spirit to enter into the imperfect circumstances of your life, allowing you to find supernatural joy?-In what ways can you find gratitude, seek beauty, and find joy in the celebration of life today?

Jun 10, 2018
Episode #171: You Could Be a Hero, too!
38:45

All of  us love to hear great stories, and your children long to see you as their hero. How might the way you want to be remembered affect the way you live this day?

Jun 07, 2018
Episode #170: What Women Want And Need
43:57

Join me today on my podcast as my leaders share with me their own struggles and difficulties as moms as well as their own vision for what women need. 

Jun 03, 2018
Episode #169: Gathering Heroes, Restoring and learning to Celebrate Life
37:04

Do your children have any specific heroes they identify with? Do you? If not, consider going on a hero-hunt—maybe together!

May 31, 2018
Episode #168: Cultivating Character & Shaping Imagination
31:41

God's goodness is the source and foundation of your child's developing character. As they learn to value that goodness, their character will begin to be shaped by it; when they receive Christ and His Spirit, they will continue to walk in it. 

May 27, 2018
Episode #167: How to Love Your Boys
35:52

Our children, especially boys, come to us in all sorts of shapes, sizes, issues, personalities and skill sets. I must confess that I struggled with all of my children in different ways at different times. But at some point, I finally had to realize that I needed to make peace with my precious children and the puzzle I was given to figure out with my own different ones, as all were quite unique. 

May 22, 2018
Episode #166: Heartbeats 5 & 6: Lifegiving Parent Podcast with Clay and Sally
30:33

As parents, we are in effect giving God's life to our children by helping them flesh out the words of the old hymn: "Trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to truth and obey." Strengthening your child's faith and shaping your child's will is the path for them to finding their life in Christ, just as every marriage begins with belief and willingness.

May 21, 2018
Episode #165: Joel & Joy, Thoughts About England
23:10

We are an artistic bunch: books, music, movies, scripts, cd's. Not a scientist in the crowd. Many of you who have followed J&J have written to ask me about the music we have shared on fb and other places so I thought I would go ahead and put the info here. Enjoy!

May 18, 2018
Episode #164: Guarding Your Children's Heart & Being Transformed
28:53
May 13, 2018
Episode #163: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Jennifer Fulwiler
18:52

Find Jennifer at her blog, here: Jennifer Fulwiler and on Instagram here: Jennifer Fulwiler

May 10, 2018
Episode #162: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Randall Goodgame
17:49

Find Randall and his wonderful products on Instagram at Slugs and Bugs and his website here: Slugs and Bugs

May 09, 2018
Episode #161: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Ruth Chou Simons
30:35

You can find Ruth at her lovely blog, Gracelaced, or on Instagram as Ruth Chou Simons.

May 08, 2018
Episode #160: Numbering Your Child's Days & Nurturing Their Hearts, LGP 1&2: Love & Wisdom
30:31
May 06, 2018
Episode #159: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Erin Loechner
18:55

It’s safe to say that most of us would agree with the popular aphorism “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” That unforgettable phrase first entered the collective American mind in 1972 as the slogan for UNCF ads, helping that worthy organization raise billions of dollars in scholarships for African American college students. It has since become part of the American vernacular, expressing a truth that resonates for all thinking people: Every mind is valuable and worthy of investment and development. It also suggests that the mind is a renewable resource, or, as Leonardo da Vinci quipped (though not in English), “Learning never exhausts the mind.” In other words, the more we invest in the mind, the more it will give back.

May 04, 2018
Episode #158: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Sam Smith
23:48

No matter how hard we try to help our children stay on the straight and narrow way, how diligently we try to guard their eye and ear gates, how much we try to model and train them to practice the Golden Rule, they are constantly tempted to be pulled away from God’s ideals. Truly faith-driven parents will never completely give up on their biblical standards, and yet the longer we are on the parenting journey, the more we may let go of our tight grip on what we believe Scripture teaches about parenting. But that doesn’t change the realness of the ideals.

May 03, 2018
Episode #157: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Emily Ley
22:57
May 02, 2018
Episode #156: Launch Day Special Podcast from Friends in the UK & Joel and Joy
32:30

Because it is launch day and Clay and I are in Oxford, England, we will not be in the right time zone to do our normal facebook launch party. So we recorded a special launch day podcast for you from Scotland. 

May 01, 2018
Episode #155: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Sarah Mackenzie
13:40

Nurturing my children was not always a planned part of my normal day, but sometimes the spontaneous times of training and instruction were the best times.

Apr 30, 2018
Episode #154: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Lara Casey
21:28

Website: www.LaraCasey.com

Shop: www.shop.cultivatewhatmatters.com

Instagram: @LaraCasey

Set kid-sized goals. Training your children how to set goals, even at a young age, is giving them early practice at one aspect of what it means to be a disciple of Christ.

Apr 29, 2018
Episode #153: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Kristen Kill
19:06

Kristen Kill is a woman transformed by the delight of God. She is passionate about encouraging women who feel stretched thin with the truth that, even in the tension, God is singing over them with love. After spending the last seven years in the hustle of New York City, Kristen and her husband, Josh, are learning to go slow as they raise their five kids in the Pacific Northwest. Her days are filled with homeschooling, walking her slightly anxious hound dog, and putting off the cleaning for one more day. Find Kristen writing at kristenkill.com and follow her on Instagram @kristenkill.

Apr 26, 2018
Episode #152: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Holly & Glenn Packiam
19:30

If you would like to see what Holly is up to, follow her at storyformed.com or find her on Instagram @storyformedhome.

To keep up with Glenn's latest musings, follow him on Twitter at @gpackiam. You can also find links to his resources on glennpackiam.com
Apr 26, 2018
Episode #151: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series - Scott Turansky
18:27

Lifegiving parenting is not about changing the culture we live in but about being a counterculture to it. It’s not about creating a comfortable Christian subculture insulated from the surrounding world; rather, it’s about being the kind of lifegiving home culture that will stand as a testimony of God’s biblical design for family to a lost world whose sandy foundations are washing away.

Apr 25, 2018
Episode #150: Lifegiving Parent Podcast Series: Welcome Susie Davis
20:22

We have had such a great time interviewing different parents asking them to share some of their best ideas and advice about being a parent who raises their children for Christ. Today is our first such podcast. We hope you will enjoy this series and glean from the many ideas shared in the next two weeks.

You will love Susie Davis. She is a seasoned mom, an author and loves to encourage those in her ministry. You will be refreshed by our time shared on this podcast, Thanks, Susie.

Apr 24, 2018
Episode #149: Now More Than Ever: Motherhood Matters Revisited
38:54
Apr 23, 2018
Episode #148: Obedience is a Pathway of Love & Wisdom
21:34

I think that the goal is to teach our children to obey quickly, but search as I may, I cannot find that as a standard in scripture. And so I may find relief in the grace I have found in scripture.

Apr 19, 2018
Episode #147: Marriage: Building a Lifelong Legacy, OYL 14
38:39

Join me in my podcast today where I discuss the way to contentment in marriage, how to build this legacy for a lifetime and why God considers your worship of Him as a reflection of how well you choose to love and live in harmony with your spouse.

Apr 15, 2018
Episode #146: Learning To Wait With Grace
37:57

Discipleship and mentoring took place daily at our table, because of our intentional commitment to inform their values, to reach their hearts with truth and messages from the heart of God.

Apr 12, 2018
Episode #145: Cultivating a Lifegiving Home, Own Your Life 14
43:18

The lifegiving home must start with a heart that says, "I will be the hostess of life here within these walls to serve all who come here so that they may taste and see that the Lord is good by being here with me."

Apr 08, 2018
Episode #144: Clay & Sally Speak About Lifegiving Parenting
14:24

Our newest book, The Lifegiving Parent, is all about the ways we walk along the path of life with our children, encouraging them to find life in God. Available now for preorder!

Apr 06, 2018
Episode #143: Owning Your Choice to Love Well, OYL 13
36:29

If we understand the importance of building this foundation of loving our precious children and teaching them to love others, we will give them the power they need to build strong relationships, stay strong in marriage, learn to work in ministry and a profession well--in short, we will give them the ability to have a fuller, more fulfilling life.

Apr 02, 2018
Episode #142: Why Christ is our True Comfort & Everlasting Hope
34:20

I find myself so anxious to share with you, my precious friends, the joy I find in the message of Christ this year, while deep in the mire of challenges and difficulties. Though I am not able to read or look at my computer or screens because of my eye injury, I have done my best to leave you a podcast message and this blog post that I hope will be of come encouragement to you. Know that you are all in my prayers.

Mar 29, 2018
Episode #141: Craziness & Life in London
33:07
Mar 25, 2018
Episode #140: London, Hospitals and Friends
25:37
Mar 22, 2018
Episode #139: Harvesting A Godly Character to Reap A Life of Integrity
30:15

Integrity comes from years of practicing living with godly character. Integrity is a lifelong fruit of determining to live faithfully. Christ is the model for what it looks like to have perfect integrity. But integrity brings the reward of living well into your life and watching God faithfully produce eternal fruit through the pages of your story.

Mar 18, 2018
Episode #138: The Men in my Life, an Injured Eye & New Books
21:20

I thought I would catch some of you up on my eye (the fall I had) and a little bit from Joel and Clay for a fun podcast today.

Mar 15, 2018
Episode #137: Choosing to Overcome: Moving Beyond Hurt
47:32

If we want to pass on faith to our children, a real, vibrant, strong faith, then in our trials, we must exhibit to them faith that practices walking with God, persevering, holding fast to convictions, even when they don't seem to matter.

Faith must believe that He is--that He is with us, that He is good, that He is in control, that He will reward us in His time and in His way.

Mar 11, 2018
Episode #136: Joy and Me in the UK, A Baby is Born
30:09
Mar 09, 2018
Episode #135: Tending Your Heart and Investing in Your Soul , Own Your Life Chapter 10
36:25

When we fill our hearts with excellence and virtue, we find ourselves with a wealth of God’s goodness to offer others from the treasures we have collected. Just as Joy carefully filled her box, so we must learn to intentionally pursue activities  that will fill the treasure chest of our hearts with good things. We should look for ways to fill our hearts, minds, and spirits with goodness, truth, and beauty—the things that inspire us, cause us to worship God, and bring light to others.

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. that will fill the treasure chest of our hearts with good things. We should look for ways to fill our hearts, minds, and spirits with goodness, truth, and beauty—the things that inspire us, cause us to worship God, and bring light to others.

Mar 05, 2018
Episode #134: Letting the Holy Spirit Blow through our Days, Own Your Life 7 & 8
41:56

When the Holy Spirit directs our course, the natural consequence is a life outside of normal striving or fleshly effort. We are able to live beyond our own capacity.

Feb 26, 2018
Episode #133: Resting in the Transcendence of God, Own Your Life Chapters 5 & 6
28:11

We know we are called to follow Christ, to take His message to the world, to raise our children to heed Jesus' call. But sometimes I think we fail to consider that following the Lord might mean leaving behind the ordinary and the familiar. It means exchanging a temporal view of life for an eternal goal. And this may mean leaving behind things we really care about--involvements and pursuits that seem important and worthwhile but may not be God's best for us.

Feb 19, 2018
Episode #132: Taking Risks, Own Your Life & Becoming the Mom You Were Created To Be
01:01:46
Feb 12, 2018
Episode #131: Gentleness & Love Wins the Day
27:09

Gentleness grows stronger with practice. It comes with humility. It grows as wisdom and takes root in the heart that values the ones she loves. May God grant us to become gentle in our love, that others may see Him through us.

Today, I am speaking with my friend, Amber Lia. She and her friend, Wendy Speak, have written a wonderful book called Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. You will love this podcast and love this book. 

Feb 07, 2018
Episode #130: Cultivating Vision: Setting Our Hearts on Fire, Own Your Life Chapter 4
38:16

When you capture the fire of your own significance in the kingdom of God, when you know that as a mother, you have the ability to shape generations to become powerful leaders for the cause of Christ, then that vision will fuel the energy of your life to serve Him every day, whispering the secrets of the kingdom of God. Your fire will be passed on to those who will carry on the torch of faith.

Feb 05, 2018
Episode #129: Living Without Condemnation, Own Your Life Chapter 3
43:33

The starting point for all of us, first of all, is to learn the habit of living in the reality of God's view of us, His very generous and gracious love for us at every moment and to avoid thoughts of condemnation, mess and all. 

Jan 29, 2018
Episode #128: Musings with Joy and Joel & Fun Times
25:09

A joyful heart says, where can I leave a spirit of Christ's fragrance today--where can I dance the dance of life in the midst of darkness? And then practicing the dance steps as He gives them every day.

Jan 24, 2018
Episode #127: Seeing Purpose & Beauty in Ordinary Days, Own Your Life 1 & 2
40:34

In the podcast today, you will hear my own story of how out of control I was of my life when my children were little and we had moved to a very remote country place to start our ministry. You will learn about the circumstances in which I had to yield my impossible life into God's hands and by faith believe that this awful place was exactly the place he wanted me to be, the place I was to cultivate life in my own desert.

Jan 22, 2018
Episode #126: Now is a Good Time to Own Your Life
37:06

The next 10 weeks, I will be leading all of us through a podcast series based on my book, Own Your Life and the Bible study guide and planner. It is my hope that this series will remind all of us about the ways God desires each of us to find our place in His story, meaning through our every day and the way to live life in such a way that we can follow along His path of love, purpose and fruitfulness that will last for eternity. 

I will be discussing the vision of life as well as the details of life that happen every day. Join me and I hope it will be of great encouragement.

Jan 15, 2018
Episode #125: Discovering That Beauty Changes our Lives and the Whole World!
38:22

We're all chasing rest and beauty and delightful interludes, aren't we? But why? What do we crave at the root of that desire? Today, Sally and Kristen dive into the third and final podcast in the series that accompanies Kristen's new book, Finding Selah: the Simple Practice of Peace When you Need it Most. They share about the longing for beauty that we all have deep in our souls and discuss the only way it can ever be satisfied. They talk about real ways that we can practically grow in peace in our real lives, and the reason they are so passionate about sharing delight and visible joy with their children. Do you want to change the world? It begins with discovering beauty that changes your whole heart!

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

-How to take action and allow a practice of peace to sink deep into our lives.

-God's heart for us to receive the gifts He gives us with joy.

-The fact that rest is often active and often requires that we yield or surrender. 

-Activities that are restful to each one of us and how you might implement them in your own life.

-The transformative effect of rest in our lives- and the way it equips us to pour out our hearts to others. 

-How we cultivate spaces that knit beauty and peace into the lives of our children, and all those we influence.

-Finding the root of all beauty in Jesus, and learning to trust Him and be satisfied in our relationship with Him as a pattern that shapes the rest of our lives.

-Why its so important to talk to give our children a home, a table, and an education that all speak life- that all give them a vision and a picture of heaven- that guide them to the heart of God.

-God's provision of his people when they had great fear and anxiety.

-The gifts of our "miracle babies" and the way God softened each of our hearts through the joy of motherhood.

Jan 08, 2018
Episode #124: Interludes of Beauty Change our Perspective
29:50

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

-How embarking on new experiences requires new muscle to develop in us.

-What C.S. Lewis spoke of when he called earth "The Shadowlands"

-How to develop a vision and imagination for God that will sustain us throughout our lives.

-How do we develop a kingdom vision that will sustain us and our children in this place?

-What we believe about God and his story for our lives and his vision and story for the world and the part we play will be our foundation for the way we live each day.

-Stories of how each of us have shared the delight, enjoyment and mission of God with our children will shape their view of our family and of God. 

-Trials we have faced and how they have helped to define our character and how we have seen the way they have prepared us for even greater things.

-How we have learned to have interludes of beauty and delight with God in the midst of all our difficult circumstances.

-A story of art that captured Kristen's heart and shifted her understanding of what God saw and was doing in her life.

-The way God’s song and beauty and art awaken our hearts to Him.

- How we can encourage others through the sharing beauty and the truth of God's word. 

-The history of the Psalms and music in the church.

 

LINKS

- Composer Studies at Cultivating Life With Sally

- Monet’s Regatta at Sainte Adresse

Jan 01, 2018
Episode #123: Finding Real Rest After Christmas
31:01
Dec 26, 2017
Episode #122: Grace For Those Who Are Waiting
37:36

Waiting on something has taken up most of my life. Waiting for answered prayers that occupied my heart and hoping that God was paying attention. In this podcast we will talk about the difficulty and sometimes pain we have when we are waiting for answers from God. We will also talk about the value in learning to wait as well as the ways God blesses beyond the waiting time we are in. 

  1. God is in control--we must humble ourselves to let Him be God and king over our lives to wait well.

Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God until He is gracious to us. Psalm 123:2

  1. Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
  2. Faith is believing when we cannot see--choosing to believe when we absolutely do not know what is happening or what will happen--we choose to believe in God. 

Wait for the Lord, be strong and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

Be still before the LORD, rest  and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Psalm 37:7

  1. Waiting brings deep wisdom and perspective and stretches our character muscles
  2. Waiting develops humility and compassion and extends your ability to minister to others

Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

Isaiah 40:31

Dec 21, 2017
Episode #121: Of All Women, I Am Most Blessed
33:06

As we ponder the countless thousands who have engaged in our ministry through the years, through conferences, through the publishing and launching of 20 books and Bible study guides, the development of an online ministry, our blogs, podcasts, small group and international ministries, the Bible studies and conferences that are taking place all over the world, we are humbled by what God has done. 

Dec 18, 2017
Episode #120: Some Happy Thoughts (Christmas Mirth, Part 2)
36:13
Dec 14, 2017
Episode #119: Christmas Mirth, Part 1
30:49

In today's podcast, you will hear about:

*My time with a dear friend, Terri Moon, and reminiscing about our lives with our children who have grown up together. 

*Favorite music and why we study composers and their character qualities in our membership, "Cultivating Life with Sally. And how music is healing

*Favorite recipes and traditions we both celebrate (She is an amazing cook!)

*How worry has never ever changed any of our circumstances

*How both of us restore and refresh and celebrate Christmas to bring Joy

*Why joy is a healer and why a joyful heart is good medicine.

We think that Christmas is a great time to share books as gifts because they also bring healing and inspiration to those we love. So, we are giving away 3 books to our readers for Christmas.

Dec 11, 2017
Episode #118: Planning for Endurance & Enjoyment this December
45:48

Take time to regroup today--Go eat some chocolate, and don't feel guilty as you are eating it (that would certainly be a waste of good chocolate!) Listen to some beautiful music, watch a heart-warming movie, take a nap, eat off of paper plates to save cleanup! The rest of December is still coming and you will be the better for it. I'll be praying for you!

Dec 06, 2017
Episode #117: Becoming a "Yes" Person in Life
36:31
Dec 04, 2017
Episode #116: The Beauty of Building a Godly Legacy Takes a LIfetime
26:02

The Value of Learning to Wait--practicing patience takes time and courage but it produces the deepest most heart gratifying fulfillment. 

1. I talk a legacy of beauty and how it passes to the future generations. What we practice grows deep into the lives of the next generation.

2. Looking at the biblical subject of waiting and how it is a process that builds the things we invest in into the story we leave. 

3. Learning to stand back and get the long view of life, and working with the end in mind and believing by faith that you are building something that will matter. 

4. Cultivating a Community of Great Souls--Life with Sally membership is a way to have discipleship and spiritual mentoring online as well as leadership training.

Nov 27, 2017
Episode #115: Adventures in Scotland, Stories of Old, Happy Thanksgiving!!
28:49
Traveling to Scotland after being in Oxford with Sarah and Thomas all week has been such a refreshing week. Learning the stories of those who have lived brave lives in these places has been inspiring. 
 
Join Joel and Joy with me today as we tell of the history of St. Andrews, talk about the great food in the cafes here, and share the fun of our time together here.
 
Be sure to look for Joy's blog, Joyclarkson.com and weekly podcast, Speaking with Joy. 
 
Enjoy the Wexford Carol as Joel arranged it and find the music at Amazon (Midwinter Carols by Joel Clarkson) and other places where music is sold.
Nov 20, 2017
Episode #114: Why Tea Time Discipleship Matters
29:48

Discipleship is always an issue of relationship. It is not about curriculum, church attendance, rules, indoctrination, but always about reaching the heart.

Nov 13, 2017
Episode #113: Raising Up Great Thinkers in Your Home
30:41

The ways you learn to respect the learning process of your children, to admire their ability to think, to engage them in great ideas and thoughts will give them a chance to digest great convictions that will shape their faith for a lifetime.

Nov 08, 2017
Episode #112: The Possibilities of Simple Feasting
47:31

The table is central to the everyday moments of our lives, even when we are busy, or find ourselves stretched in the midst of seasons that require much from us. Feasting goes on! It is also the anchor to much of our milestones and family celebrations. In this episode, Sally and Kristen discuss Chapters 7 and 8 of the Life Giving Table and offer their own tips for how to create for simple feasts when life is overwhelming or we are short on time. They also share how each of their families create traditions with food and fellowship to mark life's special moments. 

What we Talk about:

-Living Well in the midst of daily choas and real life

-How we can train ourselves to see God's gentle hand of provision in our lives

-How to live sustainably in pressured seasons

-How to bear weariness that comes from what God is calling you to do

-The ways we each add beauty to our homes to encourage our hearts (and those of our families)

-How to stop waiting for the ideal and learn to enjoy the moment.

-Our favorite staples, recipes and tricks for feasting simply or when we have little time.

-Our family traditions and celebration rituals

-Birthdays in the life of the Clarkson Family

-How to create a blessing celebration in your own family

-The way God blesses us through words of affirmation, and how we can do the same with those at our table

-The power and necessity of creating a home of belonging

links:

"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness." -Author unknown

Mark 6:31 "Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat."  

Table-Discipleship Principle: A wise discipler must make space for rest and beauty in the midst of life.

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

-J. R. R. Tolkien

Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you; And be gracious to you;The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace." 

Table-Discipleship Principle: Love and affirmation given generously provide the foundation for opening a heart to influence

Nov 06, 2017
Episode #111: Secrets of Living Well for a Lifetime
32:36
Nov 01, 2017
Episode #110: Practicing Every Day Discipleship
57:16
Oct 30, 2017
Episode #109: Your Vision, Philosophy and Thoughts Determine the Course of Your Life
30:19

This little podcast is just me sharing some thoughts that have been passing through my brain. Hope you are encouraged. 

Oct 27, 2017
Episode #108: Fighting the World's Culture by Creating Your Own
45:45

What does it mean to be transformed, changed, and reshaped as an antidote to being conformed to the world? In this episode, Sally ponders these ideas as she discusses chapters four and five of the Life-giving Table and teaches us about how family culture has the distinct and grace-giving power to both change and protect us. She inspires listeners to instill a sense of "this is who we are" and "this is what we believe" into the hearts of her children as they gather at the table, and gives tools to not only create a vision to define our own family culture, but to practically cultivate a legacy.

I hope that you are encouraged by today's podcast. Let us know what you think below. 

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

Discipleship Principle: Practicing the Rhythms of life regularly with your loved ones creates a secure feeling of belonging- of being welcomed and able to share convictions and faith in a community where one belongs.

-That your family culture needs to be a stronger pull than the culture of the world--you have to define it in such a way that your children will love it, flourish in it, grow in it and feel they belong

-That a unique family culture does not happen by chance and that you must fight to keep it going

- Why creating a family culture is particularly important in our too busy, fast paced and demanding worldly culture

-How to cultivate daily rhythms that keep us anchored in the storms of life

-Creating a cultural battle plan

-How a Kingdom culture means we are stewards of God's messages

-How to create a culture of honor, where our children recognize the significance and worth of human beings created in God's image

-How to create a culture of hospitality, where it becomes a pattern to serve others

-Defining a family culture for YOUR family and determining what characteristics you want it to reflect

-How to cultivate a culture of conversation 

-Navigating squabbles at the table and teaching our children how to consider one another wisely.

"THAT'S SOMETHING I'VE NOTICED ABOUT FOOD; WHENEVER THERE'S A CRISES IF WE CAN GET PEOPLE TO EATING NORMALLY THINGS GET BETTER." -MADELEINE L'ENGLE

Acts 2:42 NASB"They were continually devoting themselves to the apostle's teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."  

Luke 24:14-15- "They were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them." 

 

Table-Discipleship Principle:

SHAPING THE MIND AND HEART THROUGH REPEATED DISCUSSIONS ABOUT TRUTH, BEAUTY, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ENGAGING IN THESE IDEAS REGULARLY SHAPES CONVICTIONS THAT LAST A LIFETIME. 

"The most influential of all education factors is the conversation in a child's home." William Temple

Oct 23, 2017
Episode 107B: Different Child: A Marathon, not a Sprint
27:27

Nathan and Sally wrote a book called Different: The Story of an Out of the Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him. In this episode, they discuss the long term pathway of walking through all the stages of life with a child who will always deal with his or her issues and how to live this life with grace, patience and sustainability. 

You will find encouragement and sympathy for your own life and inspiration about how to live this puzzle of life with contentment and Peace. 

Oct 20, 2017
Episode #107: Discovering Vision for the Beauty of Your Table
46:34

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

 

Table-Discipleship Principle: Creating an environment of beauty, comfort, and acceptance cultivates hearts that are open to your messages.

 

 Creating a life-giving table begins with a vision for cultivating beauty and a hosting place for others. In this episode, Sally and Kristen dive in to chapter 4 of the book, The Life Giving Table, to share stories and encouragement that will help you develop your own vision and sustain it through a commitment to your original ideals for years to come.

What we talk about:

-Sally’s special story of her first apartment as a newlywed

-How we create beauty

-The way our tables become a are a part of our history and family story

-The table as a place to extend life and a hosting place to share Christ

-The promise we have that Jesus wants us to never feel alone or wonder where He is

-The personalities of our tables

-Commitment to ideals as important to sustaining vision

-The way we create family culture at our table

-Ideas to involve very young children in bringing beauty to your table

Oct 16, 2017
Episode #106: Singer/Songwriter Andrew Peterson & A Great Story
20:31

Music is one of the defining cultures of the Clarkson family.  A handful of talented musicians have permeated all the seasons of our family history,  as we listened together, sang along in the car, filled our walls with the melodies that tied the strings of our hearts together. Our friend, Andrew Peterson, is one such singer songwriter and close to all of our hearts. I am so happy to have him as a guest on my podcast today. 

 The Petersons are kindred spirits and fellow "creatives" in so many areas. They love to feast, talk, read, sing, and create a rich life with a warm welcome to all who would join their community.  I am happy to introduce some of you to Andrew's story, his music and his books, though I am sure many of you have followed him for years as we have. I know this podcast will encourage you. 

Clay is a long time supporter of all things Andrew and we have both loved attending Hutchmoot, a gathering of artists, musicians and creatives for many years. Every year we draw closer to the friends we have found in this community. 

Oct 13, 2017
Episode #105: Heartfelt Mentoring to Transform Your Table
41:09

 How can our table make Christ real to those who share life with us? How can it inspire them to serve him their whole lives? In this episode, Sally and Kristen begin a series on discipleship and invite you to discover how feasting invites you in to celebrate the delights, creativity, and personality of God.

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

-The example of the Life of Christ- feasting, caring for those he came in contact with, feeding them, preparing a place for them, touching them, and desiring intimate connection with them.

-How feasting fills spiritual, physical and emotional needs.

-The meaning of sanctuary and why is it important to create one for your family.

-What qualities of the table aid in reaching the personal harvest fields of our lives.

-Coming to the table is not just about the physical act of eating, but about sharing life as God designed and gave it to us. 

-Approaching the table with an intentional purpose and expectation with shape how we cultivate it.

-What we can do to protect and set boundaries for our tables.

-Why the table is just like a beautiful piece of music: carefully arranged, thoughtfully directed, and passionately played.

LINKS:

"The Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain; A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow, And refined, aged wine." Isaiah 25:6, NASB

"When Jesus wanted to explain to his followers the meaning of his death, he didn't give them a theory, he gave them a meal"- N.T. Wright

"If the home is a body, the table is the heart, the beating center, the sustainer of life and health." Shauna Niequist

"For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." Psalm 107:9

"For Jesus the home is not what defines the table; the table is what defines the home." Leonard Sweet, From Tablet to Table 

Oct 09, 2017
Episode #104: C.S. Lewis on Table, An Oxford Prof and Why Stories Matter
19:46

I am so excited to share this Mini-Podcast with you. Dr. Michael Ward and I sat down quickly together and recorded this conversation after a quick breakfast the morning I left for Nashville.  I know you will enjoy hearing his lovely accent and his insight about stories, an inspirational poem and C.S. Lewis about table time.  

Oct 05, 2017
Episode #103: Ellie Holcomb; Music Tables and Planting a Flag
25:12

A special treat for me today was the opportunity of having Ellie Holcomb as my guest on my podcast. We spoke of music, life stories, our table and planting a flag. You will love her story about how her new album came about and the story of her family holding fast together during some trials will touch your heart. 

Oct 03, 2017
Episode #102B: Celebrating the Table With Kristen, Sarah and Joy
52:31

Our celebration of the Life-Giving Table begins this week! In this episode, Sally is joined by Kristen Kill and they both share why the table is important to them, and why this book is really about something far greater than merely dinnertime. Then Sally is joined by her daughters, Sarah and Joy as they share memories, insight and encouragement about the Clarkson family table, traditions and the heart of why it all matters most. Join the first day of celebrations with us as we celebrate the launch of this new book and stay tuned all week for wonderful giveaways and surprises right here! 

Oct 02, 2017
Episode #102: A Minipodcast with God-Centered-Mom, Heather McFaden
23:54

I am so excited to share this mini-podcast today with you. My sweet friend, Heather MacFadyen, has four little boys, and she knows the reality of trying to help them move toward maturity. She also knows what it feels like to fail and fall short of your own expectations when your own children act in an immature way. 

Heather is the host of a wonderful podcast called The God Centered Mom. You can read more about her here and find her podcasts HERE  Hope you are encouraged by our time together.

Sep 28, 2017
Episode #101: Remember to Put On the Armor of God as you Begin a New Year
57:40

As Christians and mothers, we can feel overwhelmed with the daily battles. From piles of laundry, bad attitudes in our children, sibling arguing, hormonal teenagers, loneliness and isolation, all of the meals to be prepared, and wanting to do it all with excellence, we can often feel defeated before we even begin.  When we look to God’s Word and in particular Ephesians 6, we can better understand that we are truly in a battle by observing Paul’s inspiring metaphor. 

In this episode, we, Sally and Kristen look at each piece of armor, and share how we can be prepared along with preparing and training our children, too.  We can grow from feeling defeated and on the defense, to becoming more than conquerors and prepared for battle through the mighty power of the Holy Spirit.

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

-What a soldier needs before he enters into battle

-What it means to stand your ground

-How we can know what is true

-Why  Jesus says, “If you continue in my Word” is a condition of knowing the truth?

-What it means to guard your heart on a daily basis

-How God's word protects our heart

-What it means to walk in peace

-What it means to move forward instead of staying stagnant in our faith

-Why having a shield of faith pre-supposes that we will have arrows thrust at us from the enemy that it is meant to protect us from

-What we know about the emotional,spiritual and relational battles of life

-The significance of only one piece of armor mentioned that is an offensive weapon and how we should use it

LINKS:

Ephesians 6:10-13 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.2 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.

Charles Spurgeon quote: “To be a Christian is to be a warrior. The good soldier of Jesus Christ must not expect to find ease in this world: it is a battle-field.” 

-John 8:31-32 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

Proverbs 4:23 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

Luke 6:45 The good man brings good things out of the good treasure of his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Ephesians 6:15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Ephesians 6:16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.

1 John 5:4-5 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith.  Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?  

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation.

-Hebrews 4:12-13 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

Sep 25, 2017
Episode #100: Traditions to Create a Feast with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
41:33

Coming to the table is something we do so often that we might be tempted to consider it commonplace. But, wise mamas must remember that the table is a feast! In our homes, it is where we are able to gather with our children and to taste and see the goodness of God. There is wonder, beauty and sacredness to be found in sharing meals together. Traditions too, become a part of our family story, a way that year after year, season after season, our children come to know and feel a part of our family culture, and gain a sense that they belong. In this podcast episode, Sally and Kristen share some of their own favorite traditions, and why they matter so much. Join them as they inspire you to embrace the Fall season and make the wonder of your own table come alive.

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

-What it means to take refuge and delight in God

-How seasons set the atmosphere

-How when we provide places of safety for others, we invite them to meet with God

-How day after day coming to the table becomes and anchor in our lives

-How celebrations and special occasions give our children a culture and a heritage

-The ART of the table

-Our own daily and weekly table rhythms

-Our favorite seasonal celebrations and traditions

LINKS:

Psalm 34: 8  "Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him."

Psalm 36:7  "The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights."

Psalm 90:12 "Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

Find out more at www.sallyclarkson.com

Sep 18, 2017
Episode #99: Convictions Come Through Table Talk With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
01:04:55

The basis of having influence

Why and how to transfer worldview

How to help our children to see temptations rightly

How to help our children see God's ways as blessing

How to give our children rootedness and a place of belonging in the midst of their questions

The importance of taking a vow and what it means as a wall of protection in our lives

Daniel as an example of righteousness in his generation

Technology and how to prepare our children for encountering sinful content

Giving our children a strong will 

The issues necessary to address with our children to prepare them for living out their faith in our culture.

LINKS:

The Axis Conference

Two Benedictions

Cultivating Life With Sally

The Not So Good Samaritan

Sep 11, 2017
Episode #98: Communication Skills for Mentoring Well With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
44:42

In this episode, Sally and Kristen give you skills to communicate effectively with your children, friends and husband by sharing the principles of Interpersonal communication, that will help you to develop the Art of Loving Well At Your Table. If you have the desire to communicate with love but never learned about friendship in your own home as a child, or perhaps feel caught in a swirl of chaos in your own family relationships, this podcast will encourage you, equip you and help you to establish patterns that will change your mealtimes and the lives of you and your children.

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

-The Four Principles of Interpersonal Communication

-Why what we don't say is sometimes more important than the words we speak

-Learning how to listen to the cues and non verbal communication of your children

-How to set boundaries on our speech and a guard upon our lips

-What it means to have our conversations seasoned with Salt

-The danger of guilt statements

-How to grow in maturity and become a leader of conversation

-The way love initiates and reaches out to others

-How to pursue peace 

-The necessity of understanding motives vs. behavior in our children at all ages

-How to consistently move in the direction of your ideals but not be burdened by perfection

LINKS:

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

Sep 11, 2017
Episode #97: The Art of Loving Well at the Table with Sarah and Joy Clarkson
32:43
Sep 05, 2017
Extra Podcast: Prelude to Composers Series with Sally and Terri
19:54
Aug 30, 2017
Episode #96: The Secrets of Bringing Your Table to Life
33:53
Aug 28, 2017
Episode #95: Remembering to Care for You with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
34:50

The first of a two part series, Sally and Kristen will encourage you to understand your identity in light of God's view of you, which is a stability that will serve your children through their whole lives. 

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

-How surprising circumstances in our own lives caused us to re-imagine our roles and personal convictions this summer.

-How being faced with difficult tasks can become a blessing

-The glory and beauty of womanhood and the gifts given to women as cultivators and civilizers

-New research about what gives women a sense of contentment and fulfillment

-How God has called us to be mothers because He intends for us to be a part of His kingdom work. Building souls, enriching minds, giving a sense of confident morality, inspiring a heart to believe in the story God has for them to tell is the way that healthy souls are shaped.

-Why a sense of cohesive belonging is significant to your child.

-Why you can’t become someone of eternal significance if you don’t know who you are and where you are going. 

Aug 21, 2017
Episode #94: A Heart for Reading and Music
52:53

Episode #94 A Heart for Reading {and Music}

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In this episode, Sally is joined by her daughter Sarah and they discuss the deep roots and moral imagination and character that develops through books. They discuss the gifts cultivated by a reading life, and the capacity to pour those gifts back into the world as a result. Sally and Sarah will inspire your understanding  of the importance of books as central to the rhythms of home life and our interior souls and personhood. Then Sally is joined by her friend, Terri Moon who shares about the gift of music and how to help our children have a love of classical composers, and some of her favorite books to share with your children to introduce them to music. 

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

-How reading furnishes in us an ability and increased capacity to see the world through another person's eyes

-The connection between faith and imagination

- How reading expands what we view as possible

-How reading provides a place for contemplation in our lives

-How reading trains us in focused and deep attention

-How reading helps to cultivate wonder in our lives and our ability to see the world as a gift

-How the words we read and use teach us to pay attention to the world around us

-How reading creates in us a true sense of self

-How to give our children a love of classical music

-Giving our children a sense of legacy by passing on what we love and appreciate

 

Find all the links to this episode at www.sallyclarkson.com/podcast

 

Aug 14, 2017
Episode #93: A Heart for Gratitude With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
47:24

"In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thessalonians 5:18"

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. -A.A. Milne, WINNIE-THE-POOH

Do your children hold wonder about God? Do they have an imagination that allows them to enter into the mystery of all He has made and all He has done? A Grateful heart is a humble heart, one that does not demand, but receives and then looks for how to give again to others with joy- but it begins by understanding the wonder of being a child of the God of the Universe and experiencing all of the goodness of God's world as a gift. In this episode, Sally and Kristen discuss how to protect and preserve a sense of wonder in our children, how to cultivate daily habits of thanks, and what it looks like to embrace God's will for us to "rejoice always," regardless of circumstance. They share about what it has looked like in their own homes to raise children who are content, how to battle the demands and entitlements of modern culture facing children and parents alike, and how God has used unexpected times of difficulty to build gratefulness into the culture of their families. 

What we talk about:

-Cultivating a habit of wonder and gratefulness in the lives of our children

-What is means practically to rejoice always and in everything give thanks

-The importance of learning to see God's personal provision and work in our lives

-How to battle discontent, boredom, envy and jealousy 

-How to navigate a consumer culture of entitlement in our homes

-How developing a heart of gratitude is becomes a source of courage for our children when they leave home

-The importance of Feasting and special celebrations

-Recognizing Grace in our own lives and serving others from the overflow of what God has given us.

links:

1 Thessalonians 5:18- "In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

James 2: 15-16- "Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the father is not in him. for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world."

Galatians 5:22-23

1 John 1:7a- "Walk in the Light as He[God]Himself is in the Light."

Compassion International

Aug 07, 2017
Episode #92: A Heart for Patience with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
01:07:47

I can do all things through Him [Christ] who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

"Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty … I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well."

TEDDY ROOSEVELT

What are you bearing today that feels impossible to you? Are there circumstances, difficulties or burdens that drain your heart and soul? Often times, when we are called upon to grow in character and endurance, when we need others to help encourage us most of all, is when we can feel the most isolated and utterly alone. In this podcast, Sally and Kristen want to encourage you and give you tools to overcome what you are facing today by giving FIVE practical ways to cultivate a heart of patience and peace in your own life and in the hearts of your children. They talk candidly about their own struggles, verses that have helped to bolster their hearts and have meant so much to their own families, and what it has meant to them to learn how to trust God's story for their lives. 

Then, Kristen is joined by Mom Heart national team member, Gretchen Roberts who shares her heart for ministry and has an exciting announcement about a new membership site called Cultivating Life With Sally that is opening in September! So many of you have asked for more teaching, training and opportunities to learn from Sally for so long and our entire team is thrilled that there is now a place where you can do just that! Check out more information below and be sure to subscribe to SallyClarkson.com to stay in the loop on updates about when membership opens.

What we Talk about:

-5 Things you can cultivate in your life to be able to endure faithfully

-How to embrace faithfulness as a daily choice in your life

-Learning to believe that God truly cares for you, that He will be faithful in His time, and believe that your faith has value.

-How to gain an eternal perspective and allow our character to be formed in suffering.

-When and why it is important to get help and counseling to encourage you.

-Why it is important to rest and refresh in the midst of stress and ideas for how to find simple ways to delight in life and find strength to keep going.

-Learning how to invest yourself in Truth, and take every thought captive when anxiety and fear creep in.

LINKS:

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” 

James 5: 7-8 “Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being A HEART FOR PATIENCE 162 patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near."

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Him [Christ] who strengthens me."

Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline."

Hebrews 10:35-36, 39 "Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. … But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul."

1 Corinthians 10:13  "No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it." 

Psalm 18:31-32  "For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God, the God who girds me with strength and makes my way blameless? He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me upon my high places."

 

Cultivating Life with Sally Membership Site

Jul 31, 2017
Episode #91: 10 Gifts of Heart - A Heart for Hospitality with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
46:58

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:2

"HOSPITALITY ISN'T ABOUT INVITING PEOPLE INTO OUR PERFECT HOMES, ITS ABOUT INVITING THEM INTO OUR IMPERFECT HEARTS."- EDIE WADSWORTH

Do you want to open your home but find it to be so much work to get everything perfect before welcoming friends in? In this episode of At Home With Sally and Friends, Sally and Kristen talk about what lies at the very heart of hospitality: a willingness to make room for others, because that is God's heart for us. They share about precious memories that they have over the years of times when they prepared their homes for others to enjoy and why the love of God, and the love of a family are meant to be shared. Then Kristen is joined by Chystal Evans Hurst who shares how she teaches her children to practically make room for others and how we care for our own souls while pouring out to those who need us. 

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

The Heart of Hospitality

Practical ways to welcome others in and show God's love

What it means to welcome and show love to strangers

How Christians must keep doors to the world around us open

How to plan a feast for those you invite in

How to teach your children to add beauty to your home

How to train your children in the art of conversation and prepare them for guests

The Keys to Understand Being a Great Host

LINKS

Hebrews 13:2 "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it."

Romans 12:13 "Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality."

Psalm 68:6 "God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land."

Matthew 25: 31-46 "

“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?  And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?  When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’  The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;  for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;  I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’  Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not [a]take care of You?’  Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’  These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

LINKS TO FIND CHRYSTAL EVANS HURST

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrystalHurst/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrystalHurst

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrystalhurst/

Blog: http://chrystalevanshurst.com/

Jul 24, 2017
Episode #90: 10 Gifts of Heart - A Heart for Initiative with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
40:57

Episode #90

Do you ever feel that you are victim of circumstance? That there is nothing you can possibly do to flourish or cultivate a meaningful life because of all that has happened to you? In this episode Sally and Kristen discuss how its vital that we learn how to grow in initiative. They share about the importance of choosing to cultivate responsibility into all areas of our lives, and how we can impart a heart for initiative into the lives our children as well, so that they can lead, serve, work and live faithfully into their own callings as victors and over comers. Then, Sally shares a special story about her son, Nathan, and the unlikely way that God is currently using his initiative to bring forth Kingdom messages in Hollywood. 

Read more at Sallyclarkson.com

Jul 17, 2017
Episode #89: 10 Gifts of Heart - A Heart for Work with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
51:11

Episode #89

This week Sally and Kristen discuss the idea of how we teach our children about the heart of work through companionship in working with us. They discuss the way that our faith and work are connected, how to give our children a kingdom vision for all they labor in, even the ordinary, and about how in a family, we can equip our children in this each day. Then, Kristen is joined by Ruth Simons, who shares about what its like to work from home with six boys, how she and her husband manage their work, their family, and celebrate each day's rewards together.

 

This week's Bible Memory Printable can be found here: WEEK SIX BIBLE MEMORY

Jul 10, 2017
Episode #88: 10 Gifts of Heart - A Heart for Service With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
47:42

Episode # 88

For even the son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." Mark 10:45

"Make it a rule, and pray to God to help you to keep it, never, if possible, to lie down at night without being able to say: "I have made one human being at least a little wiser, or a little happier, or at least a little better this day."- Charles Kingsley

Do your children know that they have special gifts and skills given to them by God in order that they might bear his light and love to others? In this episode, Sally and Kristen discuss the heart of service and share about how to develop eyes in our children that are trained to see the needs of others, and understand that it is a part of their calling to meet those needs. They share how you can begin teaching your children to serve others from a very young age, and about how even among siblings, the gift of service can be cultivated intentionally. Then, Sally and Kristen are joined by Holly Packiam of Storyformed.com, and all three offer advice to help navigate challenges like consumerism and busyness faced by parents today that prevent them from developing this gift at home. They also dive into practical ways to help our children grow in how they serve at home, at church, their communities and the world. 

Jul 03, 2017
Episode #87: 10 Gifts of Heart - A Heart for Manners with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
39:01

"Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. -Colossians 4:6

"LIFE IS SHORT, BUT THERE IS ALWAYS TIME ENOUGH FOR COURTESY."

-RALPH WALDO EMERSON

As moms, we work hard to impart the truth of God's love to our children, but are we teaching our children how to be ambassadors of Christ to others? At the heart, manners are about cultivating spiritual and social poise that put others at ease. They are the skill that allows our children to confidently relate to people. In this episode, Sally and Kristen discuss why manners are important to impart to our children, and also how they can help our kids to have a gracious presence wherever they find themselves in the future.  In this episode we will dive  into how Sally and Kristen each approached teaching manners to their children, their ideas for creative ideas to make this training fun, and most of all, how to open the hearts of your children to see that manners are not simply a matter of being well behaved, but are really about becoming stewards of God's love.  Then, join special guest, Sarah Mae as she joins the podcast to inspire us in our summer plans with kids, shares her advice to moms about how to prepare children for social situations when new manners and skills are necessary and gives us a sneak peek at the content for her forthcoming book, The Complicated Heart! 

Jun 26, 2017
Episode #86: 10 Gifts of Heart- A Heart For Character with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Episode #86

"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much." -Luke 16:10

" I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."

-George Washington

In this episode, Sally and Kristen get at the heart of godly character, and how it is cultivated, inspired and tended to in the lives of our children. They discuss how to really reach the hearts of our children when they fail (not in the heat of the moment!) and how to create opportunities in your home that invite confession and repentance. They also share some of their favorite literary examples that have helped them along the way. Their favorites are here for you to see below (if you are on itunes or receiving this via RSS feed in your email, click over to sallyclarkson.com to see them all prettied up) 

Then Kristen is joined by Misty Krasawski who shares how she walks side by side with her children each day, providing organic opportunities for training them and inspiring their imagination through story. 

This week's Bible Memory pdf is available here: Week Three Bible Memory

Jun 19, 2017
Episode #85: 10 Gifts of Heart - A Heart for Friendship with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Episode #85 A Heart for Friendship

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." -John 15:13

"You are the first example of friendship to your children." - Sally Clarkson

" True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less." C.S. Lewis

You were never meant, or expected, to do life alone. In this episode, Sally and Kristen discuss how to impart a love of community and friendship to our children. They encourage moms to model how to serve in friendship themselves, as the first model their families will see, and explain what it looks like to serve in friendship through trust, loyalty, empathy and encouragement. They share how to become an invitation to others in everyday life, and how to teach your children to be a friend through:

-Trusting the Holy Spirit

-Training them how to share and live generously

-Teaching them HOW to create community

Ultimately, Sally and Kristen encourage and equip moms to cultivate their own hearts for service and love, while becoming a living example of how to put others first.

Then, they are joined by special guest and friend, Elizabeth Foss who shares her own testimony of trusting God even when we feel weary. Reflecting on her cancer journey and the community knit in her own family mothering nine children, Elizabeth reminds us all that there is nothing that we face that Christ has not also endured. She's also sharing about a special new project that we are excited to share with you called Take Up and Read  

We pray today will be a gift to your hearts as you listen along with us!

Jun 12, 2017
Episode #84: 10 Gifts of Heart - A Heart for Faith with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Episode #84

"A spiritual life isn't a list of rules to keep, it is living in the spirit of the living God." -sally Clarkson

In this episode, Sally and Kristen encourage moms to introduce their children not just to the truths of God, but to His reality in their lives, by showing them the ways that God has entered into their family story personally. They share how the life you create in your home can communicate the reality of God everyday, and inspire a wonder and imagination for God's kingdom in their hearts. 

Here's a printable to help your family memorize this week's Bible verse: Week One Bible Memory

You can print our June calendar by clicking here to download! June Lifegiving Calendar

Have you ever wondered how to begin the habit of a personal quiet time? Its wonderful to want to invest in the truths of God's word and to simply spend time with Him, but often , its difficult to begin because we think there are certain expectations involved and a list of tasks to complete. So, today, we also asked our friend Kat Lee to share with us. Kat is passionate about helping moms develop a morning routine that begins with Jesus. She's sharing her own story and ideas for devotions for herself and for her kids and we know you are going to love getting to know her today!

Jun 06, 2017
Episode #83: Hold Fast to Love, Light and Beauty with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
34:57
May 28, 2017
Episode #82: An Ode to Tired Mamas
32:54
May 22, 2017
Episode #81: Writing our Children's Story: Our Living Letters to the World
25:04
May 15, 2017
Episode #80 - Friends, Angels, and Foundations
22:43
May 08, 2017
Episode #79: I Will Take Time to be Present with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
47:50
May 01, 2017
Episode #78: When You Hit the Wall...Breathe! With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
38:41
Apr 23, 2017
Episode #76: Shaping the Moral Imagination Through Story
33:20
Apr 07, 2017
Episode #75: Controlling Life is a False Hope
30:55
Apr 03, 2017
Episode #74: What Makes a Great Story
31:05
Mar 27, 2017
Episode #73: Lighting a Fire Through Sparking Imagination
24:55
Mar 20, 2017
Episode #72: My Need To Belong, His Need to Belong
41:42
Mar 13, 2017
Episode #71: Walking Through Soul Darkness with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
43:41
Mar 06, 2017
Episode #70: Starving For Love with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
36:07
Feb 27, 2017
Episode #69: Finding Hope in the Broken Place of Life - "Renew My Heart" in Texas
43:05
Feb 19, 2017
Episode #68: Different Book Club: 4 Ways to Begin Growing in Perspective
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Feb 13, 2017
Episode #67: Girlfriends Need Girlfriends - "Renew My Heart" in California
40:25
Feb 05, 2017
Episode #66: Patience and Love Win the Day!
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Jan 23, 2017
Episode #65: Different Children Bring Difficult Days: Finding a Way Forward with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Jan 16, 2017
Episode #64: Encouragement for the Imperfect With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Jan 09, 2017
Episode #63: Finding the Hero in the Heart of Your Child With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Jan 02, 2017
Episode #62: How to Have a One Woman Retreat With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Dec 27, 2016
Episode #61: Grace and Peace to Your Christmas Week Moments!
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Dec 19, 2016
Episode #60: Getting to the Heart of Christmas
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Dec 13, 2016
Episode #59: Life Giving Christmas Traditions with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Dec 05, 2016
Episode #58: PACE Yourself Through the Holidays and Life with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Nov 28, 2016
Episode #57: Longings Fulfilled Through Advent
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Nov 21, 2016
Episode #56: Now More Than Ever: Motherhood Matters
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Nov 16, 2016
Episode #55: Forging Friendships with our Children
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Nov 14, 2016
Episode #54: The Secrets of Friendship with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Nov 07, 2016
Episode #53: Look for the Signs
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Oct 31, 2016
Episode #52: Gathering on Purpose
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Oct 24, 2016
Episode #51: Renew Your Heart Conferences
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Oct 17, 2016
Episode #50: The Work of Walking in the Light
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Oct 10, 2016
Episode #49: The Heart Behind the Leader of the Lifegiving Home
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Oct 03, 2016
Episode #48: Planning and Building a Life Giving Home With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Sep 26, 2016
Episode #47: On Building the Last Homely House with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Aug 24, 2016
Episode #46: All They Need is Love with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Aug 15, 2016
Episode #45: Harvesting Godly Character
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Aug 07, 2016
Episode #44: The Power to Transform Relationships for Life With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Aug 01, 2016
Episode #43: Exceptional Women Feed Others From the Richness of Their Own Souls With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Jul 25, 2016
Episode #42: Owning Your Faith- Planting a Marker for Trust Today with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Jul 18, 2016
Episode #41: Amidst a World Gone Crazy, Speak Noble Things with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Jul 11, 2016
Episode #40: Following God in the Power of the Holy Spirit with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Jul 05, 2016
Episode #39: Resting in the Transcendence of God With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Jun 27, 2016
Episode #38: Engaging in Heart and Soul Training
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Jun 20, 2016
Episode #37: Casting A Vision For Your Life
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Jun 13, 2016
Episode #36: Listening to New Voices
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Jun 06, 2016
Episode #35: Overcoming Chaos with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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May 30, 2016
Episode #34: Overcoming Obstacles So That We Can Own Our Lives with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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May 23, 2016
Episode #33: Intentionally Learning to Own Your Life
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May 16, 2016
Episode #32: Taking Charge of Your Circumstances to Write a Great Life Story with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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May 09, 2016
Episode #31: Expressing Love to Our Children Through Appreciation and Honor with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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May 02, 2016
Episode #30: Giving into Spring Fever Might be the Most Spiritual Thing to Do With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Apr 25, 2016
Episode #29: Bedtime Discipleship With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Apr 18, 2016
Episode #28: Seeing Mealtimes as a Special Training Ground with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Apr 11, 2016
Episode #27: Building A Long Term Perspective of Wisdom
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Apr 04, 2016
Episode #26: Manners Are a Matter of the Heart With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Mar 28, 2016
Episode #25: Own Your Home- Make it a Place Where the Life of God is Real
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Mar 21, 2016
Episode #24: Am I Ever Going to Fit In? Probably Not, But You're in Good Company
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Mar 14, 2016
Episode #23: Hope for When You Feel Like a Failure
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Mar 07, 2016
Episode #22: A Happy Home Starts With Your Heart
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Feb 22, 2016
Episode #21: Cherishing the Eternal Value of a Child with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Feb 08, 2016
Episode #20: A Biblical View of a Life Giving Home with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Feb 01, 2016
Episode #19: Raising Grateful Kids in An Entitled World An Interview with Kristen Welch
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Jan 28, 2016
Episode #18: Real Hospitality for Real People: Loving and Serving in your Home
49:25
Jan 25, 2016
Episode #17: Routines That Give Children Security and Love with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
36:57
Jan 18, 2016
Episode #16: An Introduction to The Life Giving Home With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Jan 10, 2016
Episode #15: At Home With Sally
Jan 10, 2016
Episode #14: A Fresh Start: Decluttering Your Soul in 2016 with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
32:09
Jan 04, 2016
Episode #13: Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill Laying Foundations for Training Hearts and Minds
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Dec 14, 2015
Episode #12: Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill: Laying Foundations of Faith for Dark Times
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Nov 30, 2015
Episode #11: The Imaginal Home: Cultivating Artists Inside your Home
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Nov 16, 2015
Episode #10: The Gift of Inspiration With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Nov 09, 2015
Episode #9: The Release of Hoodwinked with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill are sharing about the myths of motherhood that they struggled with as they celebrate the release of "Hoodwinked", a new book for moms by their dear friends, Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk, that is confronting modern motherhood myths with the truth of God's word! 

Nov 03, 2015
Episode #8: Discipleship With Grace with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Nov 02, 2015
Episode #7: Discipleship is Heart Work With Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Oct 26, 2015
Episode #6: Homeschooling with Life, Grace and Excellence Part 2 with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Oct 20, 2015
Episode #5: The Secret of Homeschooling with Life, Grace and Excellence Part 1 with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Homeschooling is a great and long term calling to prepare our children to become adults who can think well, be academically excellent but also to become devoted to Christ and HIs kingdom.

Learning that it is organic as a natural part of the home is such wonderful process to understand and experience. 

Oct 05, 2015
Episode #4: Keeping Your Soul Alive So You Can Thrive with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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Home is the place where the whispers of God’s love are heard regularly, the touch of His hands is given intentionally throughout the day, the words of His encouragement and affirmation pointed to lay the foundation of loving relationships where the mother conducts the beauty of this life within its walls. I hope you will find inspiration in these podcasts. I welcome you here!

Sep 28, 2015
Episode #3: At Home with Sally
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Home is the place where the whispers of God?s love are heard regularly, the touch of His hands is given intentionally throughout the day, the words of His encouragement and affirmation pointed to lay the foundation of loving relationships where a woman conducts the beauty of this life within its walls. I hope you will find inspiration to cultivate such a life within the pages of this blog. I welcome you here!

Sep 24, 2015
Episode #2: Investing in Your Heart and Soul with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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 Discover and plan to build a strong and vibrant heart and soul as Kristen and Sally share what they have discovered to keep alive and well.A woman, a mama, cannot keep giving out, when she is being depleted on a regular basis. Learning to thrive in everyday life.

Sep 22, 2015
Episode #1: A New Podcast with Sally Clarkson and Kristen Kill
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It's here! I am listening to all of your emails, messages and comments. I am just slow, as there is always so much on my plate, (Mom Conferences, blog posts, speaking engagements, leadership intensives, articles and of course, new books!) and it takes a while to get to everything. But I have to say I love ministry to sweet women and I so enjoy you in my audience who let me hear from you. It is a joyful work I get to do.

I hope that you will grab a cup of tea or a mug of coffee or something wonderful and just take a deep breath and join us for a time of friendship and sharing heart issues and fun together. Or if you are in the car or on an exercise machine, breathe in a moment just for you! We promise we will get better and hopefully more professional as we go, but it was so very much fun. We had such fun just taping the first one and getting excited about what will be ahead.

Kristen Kill is my dear friend for several years. We have worked together in my ministry for several years and she brilliantly said, "Sally, you can do this and I will help you!" Kristen lives in New York City with her 4 children, ranging from mid-teens to 7 years old--two boys and two girls. She writes a beautiful blog at Hopewithfeathers.com

Please let us know what you think! And give us some ideas of what you would like for us to discuss. I will be taping some personal messages once a week, (if I can get to it!) and Kristen and I will be speaking together once a week. Hope you can join us! I want to get to some Bible time for you, too, and hope to be sharing from some of what I am reading or have read over the years. Pray for us and for this ministry that it will reach sweet women all over the world, who need to know their lives matter.

We love all of you so--you brave, wonderful, idealistic, sacrificing women who are changing the world, one day at a time through your moments of faith and faithfulness!

Sep 16, 2015