God Centered Mom Podcast

By Heather MacFadyen--interviews Shauna Niequist, Lysa TerKeurst, Sally Clarkson on Motherhood & Mentoring

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Interviews with wise women, Lysa TerKeurst, Sally Clarkson, & Lisa-Jo Baker, help moms stayed centered in a shaky world.

Episode Date
Summer of Mentorship 2018 [Week One] :: Sheila Walsh
40:25
Just like last year we’ll be republishing older episodes for the next six weeks. I’ll be enjoying a much needed Sabbath and y’all will get a chance to hear episodes you may not have heard yet (or reminded of ones you loved in the past)! Here’s a preview of what’s coming: Our first featured mentor […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/dLoK6-sjxm8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 18, 2018
The Legacy of a Calm Father :: Kirk Martin [Ep 210]
58:12
We’ve talked a lot about calm parenting techniques on GCM in the past. It’s something many of us moms have seen work. But this episode is one you may want to listen to and invite your hubby to as well! Founder of Celebrate Calm, Kirk Martin, shares the powerful story of how he went from […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/cRPw4c-_tYk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 11, 2018
Which Type of Rest Do You Need? :: Saundra Dalton-Smith [Ep 209]
57:16
As moms, we know we need rest. We usually equate rest with sleep or with a vacation, but this week’s guest shares a broader picture of our need for rest in multiple areas of our lives. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a medical doctor, wife and mother to two boys. She had everything she’d dreamed of and […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/-MCN-EDWHJ4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 04, 2018
Time & Space for Flourishing in a Tech World :: Andy Crouch [Ep 208]
56:48
In a world where devices, video games and screen-based entertainment dominate our time and space, we can choose to make our family culture different. It isn’t easy and it isn’t always fun, but there are huge benefits for us and our kids when we take time away from devices. This week’s guest Andy Crouch is […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/GMb9GhCQpQY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2018
Parenting in the Digital Age :: Ashley Januszewski [Ep 207]
1:07:03
Our children are growing up in a digital age with unparalleled access to technology. With these wonderful advances, comes a heavy responsibility we cannot ignore as parents. The access to pornography and sexual images and videos is everywhere and the age of children viewing them is going down.   But there is hope. My guest […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/3WhmLiuAgVM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 21, 2018
Overcoming Barriers to Sexual Intimacy :: Nancy Houston [Ep 206]
56:37
*Earbud warning…may want to listen without innocent ears hearing as well. 😉 This episode is about having great SEX with your husband. Whether that gets you excited or brings up fear in you, please stay and listen to my chat with Nancy Houston. She is a licensed professional counselor and sex therapist who shares candidly […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/cUOEpTQJK6Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 14, 2018
Corporate Working Moms :: Causha Jolly & Stacey McCabe [Ep 205]
58:13
There is a lot of pressure placed on moms to nurture and care for our families. Add the responsibilities of a full-time job on top of that and it easy to see why being a mom is called the hardest job in the world. My friends Causha Jolly and Stacey McCabe share about life as […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/yZg2DFVlseU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 07, 2018
Centering Truth :: Lisa Bevere [Ep 204]
54:15
In her new book, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere tackles the question, “What is truth?”. It is a defining question in our current age which is ruled by a shifting sea of opinions and a constantly changing culture. But, truth is person, Jesus. And, he is a Rock for his people. When I […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/JYnu0d7RIb8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 30, 2018
Hope During Infertility and Infant Loss :: Shawna Beucler [Ep 203]
58:24
Losing a baby to miscarriage or later in pregnancy is heartbreaking, especially when you are struggling with infertility. Imagine experiencing that type of loss multiple times. My guest and friend, Shawna Beucler shares the story behind her two healthy sons and the many babies she can’t wait to see again in heaven. If you’re walking […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/qp4aal9e_4Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 23, 2018
Faith for the Unexpected :: Christine Caine [Ep 202]
43:53
Powerhouse Christine Caine shares how she let go of fear and found faith for when the unexpected happened. Lots of truth and encouragement here for anyone who has encountered fear in parenting, a medical diagnosis and rejection in friendships… so all of us!   Jesus never said we’re not going to have trials. He said […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/IicE5u9lCus" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 16, 2018
The Day Fear Died :: Courtney Smallbone [Ep 201]
1:03:14
The Bible tells of healings, miracles and the power of the Holy Spirit, but God’s power didn’t stop after the New Testament. Today’s guest Courtney Smallbone shares her personal story of God’s power in the hardest circumstances imaginable. Supernatural healing is for today. Courtney’s story of finding freedom from anxiety and miraculous healing for her […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/_pqsVAz0osQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 09, 2018
The Entitlement Fix :: Jim & Lynne Jackson [Ep 200]
55:48
Does it seem possible to draw our kids away from entitlement and toward the bigger “Yes” of God’s blessing for them and other people in their lives? Well, get excited because Jim and Lynne Jackson of Connected Families are back with parenting wisdom to address entitlement in our kids AND in ourselves. We as parents […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/aTDLqZYpcAQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 02, 2018
Discipline & Toddlers :: Hailey Bain & Meredith Woodruff [Ep 199]
59:24
Discipline. It’s such an important part of parenting and so hard. But, we don’t have to be alone on the journey. Join me as I sit down with two moms of littles from my church, Meredith & Hailey. We chat about the common struggles and questions that come up in disciplining young kids. (Our kids) […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/icV5dO_408A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 26, 2018
A Declaration of Interdependence :: Sharifa Stevens [Ep 198]
54:13
As women, believers, mothers our hearts can be pulled toward independence. But is that what God desires for us in our ministry and relationships? There’s so much pressure to be all the things and we weren’t meant to be all the things. God gives us grace to be what we need to be for our […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/66pf-mjonBI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 19, 2018
Social Media Heart Check :: Eryn Hall [Ep 197]
51:25
Staying up-to-date on social media can so easily turn into an hour of lost time scrolling on our phones that leaves us discontent and disconnected with the ones we love the most. It’s a struggle most of us deal with in this digital age we’re in, and I’ve brought in my friend Eryn Hall to […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/fpTcKTah0k4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 12, 2018
The Right to Change My Mind :: Bruce & Heather [Ep 196]
45:36
Life is full of decisions. We do our best to choose wisely and follow God’s lead. Sometimes God leads us in a different direction. It doesn’t always make “sense” in the moment.  And it definitely isn’t easy to share those changes with others. It’s been over a year since we’ve given you a glimpse behind […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/mSzO960PKDc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 05, 2018
Sinners Married to Sinners–How God Refines Us :: Cheryl Scruggs & Jae Carpenter [Ep 195]
1:06:18
It’s not all sunshine and roses in marriage, even when both you and your husband follow Jesus. My guests today share about one of the most painful possibilities in a marriage —infidelity. My friend Jae tells her story of learning her husband had an affair and the work God did in both of their lives […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/5aTg-OPcxuE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 26, 2018
Praying the Scriptures :: Jodie Berndt [Ep 194]
46:44
We know that God’s word is living and active. Today’s guest Jodie Berndt takes us through using Bible verses as prayers that can powerfully influence your children’s lives. There is so much encouragement in this episode for standing on the truth of God’s word and relying on scripture to help shape your children, teens and […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/ZmMvvv6rtDY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 19, 2018
How God Personally Pursues & Redeems :: Jenn Jett [Ep 193]
51:52
After 15 years of marriage, Jenn Jett experienced the pain of divorce. But in that place of brokenness, she felt peace that God would redeem and heal her as she said, “Yes” to him.  Listen as she shares her story about how the Lord pursued her, fought for her and surprised her more than she […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/gxlaaRKaO2s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 12, 2018
Manage Your Life with Guilt-Free Confidence :: Christy Wright [Ep 192]
49:47
Get ready for a huge pep talk from one of today’s biggest business personalities, Christy Wright. She shares some of her story and a whole lot of encouragement for women whether you own a business or not. If you struggle with guilt for taking time for yourself or prioritizing your time and saying no, Christy […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/0DHRETI9014" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2018
A Safe Place to Share Messy Stories :: Jamie Ivey [Ep 191]
47:13
When she got married, Jamie Ivey became a pastor’s wife. Stepping into this role made her feel there was no one who she could be fully open with about her past. But, keeping these secrets kept her in shame and insecurity. In her new book, If You Only Knew**, she shares how opening up about […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/s5LKsI7tSvc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 29, 2018
Set Free From Shame :: Jeannie Cunnion [Ep 190]
43:04
So much of parenting is really about the work God is doing in our own hearts. Jeannie Cunnion shares her story of being set free from the shame of her past and learning to let go of performance-based parenting. If you feel there IS something that separates you from the love of God, this is […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/G7BM_q2uo2w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 22, 2018
Rest for the Exhausted Mom :: September McCarthy [Ep 189]
47:29
As an author, event planner, teacher, wife, mom of 10 and grandmother to 2, September McCarthy has plenty to fill her days. She relates to the universal exhaustion on our mom souls–the beating ourselves up and the fighting for joy.  September has so much wisdom to share from what God has taught her in seasons […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/romJg1LYh74" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 15, 2018
Quiet Your Inner Critic & Practice Self-Compassion :: Kim Fredrickson [Ep
49:49
If you’ve ever ended the day feeling like a failure and critiquing every misstep, then this episode on practicing self-compassion is for you. As a licensed marriage and family therapist and life coach, Kim Fredrickson has counseled and taught others about self-compassion for years. When she received an unexpected terminal diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, a […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/X5cTnY8A9j0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2018
The Well-Lopsided Series [Part Four] :: My Part, His Part
19:40
Now that we’ve (kinda) sorted out how God’s made us with a body & soul, indwelt by His Spirt. And then addressed why being well-lopsided is such a struggle. We then explored how God’s given us the power and ability to be healed so we can more clearly hear His voice. So what’s next? Welp. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/9sIATQ1bCJ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 26, 2017
The Well-Lopsided Series [Part Three] :: A God-Listening Heart
24:18
“We come as we are, but we don’t stay as we are.” (Priscilla Shirer) God never requires us to fix ourselves up before coming to Him. His grace covers the pain, shame, guilt, sin, disasters that we bring to the table. After confessing Jesus as Lord, we are promised the gift of the Holy Spirit. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/PFmstIYlFyg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 18, 2017
The Well-Lopsided Series [Part Two] :: Soul Control
21:29
“The great spiritual war is fought on the turf of your heart and it’s fought for control of your soul.” –Paul David Tripp. That battle, my friends, is why living a “well-lopsided” life is not as simple in practice as it is in theory. If you’ve ever wondered why it’s so hard to “live rightly”, […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/YcmTvDYcGvs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 11, 2017
The Well-Lopsided Series [Part One] :: Mushy Middle
17:00
Have you ever wondered what “soul care” and “brokenness” and “wholehearted” mean? Have you felt like you should read the Bible and pray but don’t quite understand why it matters? Has your anxiety/depression/anger negatively impacted your relationships but you have no hope or method of how to change? Have you been working so hard to […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/Odv3qSDVeNw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 04, 2017
Empowering Refugee Women :: Stephanie Giddens [Ep 187]
46:58
It’s painful when our dreams fall apart. Stephanie Giddens shares how although her family’s dream to move to Africa didn’t work out, God gave her an even bigger dream for the refugee community in her own city. The God assigned her the privilege of building Vickery Trading Company. A company that provides for families, empowers […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/aDg8jlQdiBQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 27, 2017
Unashamed Parenting :: Tracy Levinson [Ep 186]
45:41
Appropriately advocating for our children is one of the most important roles we can play in parenting. Tracy Levinson walks us through her faith story and shares how she unashamedly advocated for her children while teaching them biblical values.  What we chat about: Tracy’s story of learning to trust and believe Jesus Learning how to […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/q1RqQ90sDWk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2017
Don’t Mom Alone (#GCMLive Event) :: Kat Lee & Wynter Pitts [Ep 185]
59:21
Jump into this special episode from the God Centered Mom “Live” event held November 3 to celebrate four years of the GCM podcast. Guests, Kat Lee & Wynter Pitts share about mentorship, friendship and dealing with fear and insecurity in motherhood. What we chat about: Kat Lee and Wynter Pitts’ motherhood stories Dealing with insecurities […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/smSq9t2yiIg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 13, 2017
Behind the Chewbacca Mask :: Candace Payne [Ep 184]
Remember THAT viral video? You know, the one where the mom wears the Chewbacca mask? Her contagious laugh was heard all over the interwebs. Today my friend and vodcast host, Kay Wyma, and I are thrilled to chat with the one and only Chewbacca Mom, Candace Payne. Listen in as Candace gives us a glimpse […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/fFsCPjh96Uo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 06, 2017
How the Gospel Pulls Us :: Travis (Thi’sl) Tyler [Ep 183]
Born four days apart in 1977, Travis (aka “Thi’sl”) and I didn’t choose where or to whom we were born. But God did. And He placed us in very different homes and stories. Yet the gospel intersected both of our lives, pulled us forward and continues to pull us. Granted, Travis’ transformation is a lil […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/LPwbUNuN51s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2017
When Your Child is on the Autism Spectrum (Part Two) :: Terri Conlin [Ep 182]
Thank you for listening to the first part of my conversation with Terri. Here is the second half! What we chat about: How friends can support and love a family whose child has autism. What to do when your child doesn’t get invited to birthday parties. Facilitating friendships for your child with autism. How to help […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/7TVWaMLSeKI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 25, 2017
When Your Child is on the Autism Spectrum (Part One) :: Terri Conlin [Ep 182]
Don’t you wish you could chat with an older mom who’s been there? Who knows what its like to care for and deal with the needs of a child with autism? Well, today I’m bringing that person to you! Terri Conlin is the mom to four grown children. One of her sons (now 23 years […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/KJqMymIfuus" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2017
Thinking Differently about Sabbath :: Shelly Miller [Ep 181]
You may know you “should” keep the Sabbath. And perhaps you then get stuck on “how”. Hopefully this episode will remove the shameful burden of “should” and shift the question from “how” to “who”. Shelly Miller, author of Rhythms of Rest, joins me in helping you develop a rhythm to cease from work and celebrate true rest […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/uvHV6-q-PME" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 16, 2017
Freedom from Anxiety :: Ashley Willis [Ep 180]
Scripture tells us to ‘cast our cares upon the Lord’. But how do we practically obey that command while gripped by the stronghold of anxiety? Today I’m talking with Ashley Willis about battling anxiety, a topic she’s experienced first hand. Whether you’ve experienced anxiety personally or not, chances are someone in your life will. Listen […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/QIgUtoTPcQg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 09, 2017
How to Discern God’s Will & Stick With It :: Tricia Goyer [Ep 179]
You clearly heard God’s call. But why is obeying Him sometimes so difficult? In today’s interview my longtime friend and renowned author, Tricia Goyer, discusses obeying the Lord even when it isn’t easy, and how He blesses the faithfulness of His children. Listen as Tricia discusses the unique way the Lord grew her family through […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/rYF54QAAfPQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 02, 2017
Drop the Superwoman Myth & Run Your Race :: Jessica Honegger [Ep 178]
44:39
Mom and entrepreneur Jessica Honegger shares a bit of her story behind starting her business Noonday Collection and a whole lot of truth about partnering with God in both motherhood AND entrepreneurship. This has definitely been a journey where God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called. I didn’t have a background in fashion […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/ElAvMKfZse4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 25, 2017
Hope When You Hit a Financial Bottom :: Erin Odom [Ep 177]
From the American dream of finishing college, getting married and buying their first home to the financial nightmare of being unable to sell the home or make enough money each month support their growing family, Erin Odom boldly shares her family’s story of hitting financial rock bottom. We were told our whole lives you work […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/nCX0u2TBv2c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2017
Gospel Parenting :: Paul David Tripp [Ep 176]
Pastor and author Paul David Tripp talks about the potential transformation available when we apply the gospel to our parenting. It is powerful. It is moving. I need to listen to this episode on repeat. If your eyes ever see or your ears ever hear the sin, weakness and failure of your children, it’s never […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/JoK-iOWQweo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2017
When You Feel Unseen :: Sara Hagerty [Ep 175]
We live in a world that loves to be noticed. As we go through our days in motherhood, we often long for validation, belonging and to be seen as valuable. But the majority of our moments are unseen and sometimes we spend whole seasons feeling unnoticed and unappreciated. My guest Sara Hagerty shares wisdom on […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/ji8otl--f4M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2017
When Your Wounded Soul Needs a Smiling God :: Lisa Harper [Ep 174]
Have you ever felt like you “should” feel happy but struggle to muster the feeling? Ever wonder if and how you can move past deep soul wounds? Well, today’s guest, Lisa Harper, shares her journey to happiness. Offering practical help by blending grace, humor and sound theology. You might think that happiness isn’t a the most […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/E1mDVJI-3To" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 28, 2017
It’s Not About the Food :: Angie Buja & Carrie Cassell [Ep 173]
It’s not a topic we like to talk about in church circles, but more than a third of people may develop an eating disorder in their lifetime. My guests today tackle this difficult issue head on with practical advice, candid stories and so much grace. My longtime friend Carrie Cassell shares about her 20+ year […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/38fDiGo2uMk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 21, 2017
Rescuing the Girl in You :: Chrystal Evans Hurst [Ep 172]
Join me for some real talk with Chrystal Evans Hurst where she shares her story of pressing through hard times, admitting when she needed God to rescue her and reclaiming dreams she had as a kid. Chrystal is a mom of 5, an author, a podcaster and the chief operating officer of the Hurst household. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/h3IlktQ-17w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 14, 2017
Summer of Mentorship [Week Six] :: Grammie (Doris Howard)
Everyone calls her “Grammie.” Enough said. You know you’re gonna learn a lot from an 80-year-old, follower of Jesus, named Doris who goes by “Grammie.” Such a great way to end the “Summer of Mentorship” series, right? In this episode you’ll hear about how Grammie raised three kids, who all currently serve in ministry. She mentored […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/x9jJyzDoafE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 07, 2017
Summer of Mentorship [Week Five] :: Lisa Appelo
When I go to bed my next day is planned trusting the sun will rise, as it does every morning. Without conscious thought I believe in it’s faithful presence. Because of this rhythm of life (and others like it) I wrongly assume each day will continue to be the same. I can take relationships and moments for granted. Then […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/ZE9J83hwXEU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 31, 2017
Summer of Mentorship [Week Four] :: Susan Seay
You see “her” speaking in a sweet singing voice to her children. Or “her” perfectly decorated, should-be-in-a-magazine, home. Or “her” children in matching holiday attire, hands to themselves and smiling beautifully. And frustration turns to anger when you compare your reality to “her” fantasy. But there’s hope. It comes from today’s podcast guest, Susan Seay. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/mrKdQhDlQF8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 24, 2017
Summer of Mentorship [Week Three] :: Jeannie Cunnion
You and I want to be good moms sooooo badly. And yet, the desire to be good and perfect frequently sabotages our goal. We know we should show ourselves, and our kids, grace. Yet, we struggle to understand what grace truly looks like. Today’s guest, Jeannie Cunnion, understands the struggle. Sharing what she’s learned about the danger of […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/xPJyI0WkWws" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 17, 2017
Summer of Mentorship [Week Two] :: Bonni Greiner
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a parenting manual? A plan you could follow with an outcome of awesome adult children AND no regrets about how you raised them? Well, in my opinion, today’s guest, Bonni Greiner, has practically done that for us. Bonni is the mom to eight children. Yep, that’s some street cred […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/9IcVCISNz1A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 10, 2017
Summer of Mentorship [Week One] :: Vickie Kraft
What a slam dunk way to start off the Summer of Mentorship! In May of 2015, author, speaker & mentor, Vickie Kraft, invited me into her home to record this conversation.  Vickie was the first women’s minister at our church and has mentored many of my mentors. She attended seminary. . .in her 50s. . […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/QF9chz-EH3A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 03, 2017
Motherhood, Career, & Identity :: Kat Armstrong [Ep 171]
Balancing motherhood, career and identity through various seasons in our life may be one of the biggest challenges we face as women. This week’s podcast guest, Kat Armstrong, guides us through a biblical framework for answering some of the key questions surrounding our calling in Christ and our assignments in life. Whether you are a career […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/bUa1w3bMO7c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2017
Help When You Feel Weak :: Lisa Whittle [Ep 170]
Jesus himself says that in this world we will have trouble. So why are we so surprised when the world seems crazy? We will all go through tough circumstances where we feel weak and unable to go on, but my guest Lisa Whittle shares how we can prepare for life’s storms by speaking God’s truths […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/9s5My36Hfvk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 19, 2017
Power of a Father’s Blessing :: Jeff Henderson [Ep 169]
How do you stop the cycle of generational pain and hurt? Jeff Henderson, a pastor of Gwinnett Church in Atlanta, teamed up with a few other dads to create a coming-of-age program for their 12-year-old sons. What started as a personal project is now a reproducible model for other fathers to connect with their sons […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/2ubVDFNwOts" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2017
Broken to Bold :: Mo Isom [Ep 168]
All-American soccer star Mo Isom shares her powerful testimony of meeting God in times of peace and adversity. Outwardly, her life seemed like a success, but she was battling an eating disorder, the suicide of her father, and a horrific car accident. It wasn’t until God wrecked her life that she fully realized the power […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/bwjp2het0iw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 05, 2017
The Chivalry Movement :: Heather Haupt [Ep 167]
Inspired by medieval times and stories of brave knights, Heather Haupt created a Knight’s Code, based on the code of chivalry.  She then trained her young sons to fight for what is right and good and defend the weak. Now, nearly five years later, Haupt has written a new book, “Knights in Training” exploring ten […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/o8FvDPXyYf4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2017
Raising Rock Stars on a Firm Foundation :: Helen Smallbone [Ep 166]
Ever want to hear from the woman behind rock star kids? In this episode, Helen Smallbone, mother of 7 grown children including Christian music stars Joel and Luke Smallbone (For King & Country) and Rebecca St. James, shares stories of motherhood and practical advice she’s learned along the way. She and her husband moved their […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/Hyk0MmKpm3A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 22, 2017
ADHD :: Sara Furlich [Ep 165]
You have been heard. In answer to y’all’s requests, today I’m chatting with certified special education teacher, Sara Furlich, about Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As a mom to three girls, two of whom have been diagnosed with ADHD, Sara personally knows the impact of this disorder on home life. In this episode she answers […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/f9zmWsOoeKE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 15, 2017
Choosing Real Over Fine :: Rachel Martin [Ep 164]
Imagine you see smoke coming out of the hood of your minivan. Then just seven minutes later from a safe distance you and your kids watch that van become engulfed in flames. Tragic and terrifying. But that smoke served as a warning. The van was not ‘fine’. And by heeding that warning, lives were saved. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/B40UtuCh5NY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 08, 2017
Perspective from Pastor’s Kid & Single Parent :: Barnabas Piper [Ep 163]
Balancing honesty and privacy can be a bit tricky for any of us. But even more so when your dad is the well-known pastor, John Piper. This week I’ve invited Barnabas Piper on the show. Recently he and I traveled with a group to Israel. While touring sites, riding the bus, & sharing meals I […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/PtmmKXPdCx8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 01, 2017
Pornography :: Jimmy & Josh Myers of Pairadocs Podcast [Ep 162]
It’s time to acknowledge the “porn in the room”. Unfortunately, this topic hits too close to home for too many families. And goes beyond being a moral issue, causing ripple-effect damage to our culture. So I’ve invited father & son team, Dr. Josh and Dr. Jimmy Myers, on the show this week. As licensed clinical […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/-4IArI1dbpQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 24, 2017
Extravagant Time with Jesus :: Charity Reeb [Ep 161]
In keeping my word to update you a bit about the trip to Israel, I’ve invited my travel buddy (and previous podcast guest) Charity Reeb on the show. But honestly? This episode is more about you and making soul-tending time with Jesus than it is about Israel. Consider it a permission slip to ask God how you […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/E1WFreb0hYA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2017
Emotional Milestones :: Sissy Goff & David Thomas [Ep 160]
Most parents know the typical progression of physical milestones: roll-over, sit-up, crawl, walk, then run. And it’s clear when a child isn’t moving from one stage to the next.  When that happens we’ll reach out for outside help and therapy. What about emotional milestones? How do we help kids progress toward healthy emotional maturity? And […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/6hIb2s4f7Ts" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 09, 2017
Healing Friendship Wounds :: Lisa-Jo Baker [Ep 159]
Oh friendship! A gift that can bring incredible joy and cause great pain. If female relationships weren’t tricky enough, our wounded selves bump into each other causing even deeper hurts. But what are we to do? How do we heal, move forward and develop lasting friendships? Thankfully, my friend, Lisa-Jo Baker is back on the […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/QMEePap7SrY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 03, 2017
Grounded Joy :: Ellie Holcomb [Ep 158]
Welp. It finally happened. All my sadness poured out in an interview. The pain from the past few months bubbled over in this sweet conversation with Ellie Holcomb. And we shared testimony of all the joy and peace God supplies in the hardest of circumstances. We laugh-cried. A lot. You see, listening to Ellie’s album, “Red […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/81oHWMy8POY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 27, 2017
Why Israel Matters to Moms :: Josh Ahrens [Ep 157]
If this topic seems random. . .trust me it’s not. First of all, as this episode drops on iTunes, I’ll be heading on a great adventure to Israel with a group of Christian leaders (including past podcast guest, Charity Reeb). And I want you to be able to follow along on Instagram. Since we’ll be […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/pdQOLo0IjEw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 20, 2017
Building the Family You Never Had :: Mary DeMuth [Ep 156]
“You end up duplicating what’s in your heart to your kids. Become the person you want your kids to become.”- Mary DeMuth So simple. Become the person you want your kids to become. In this week’s episode, you’ll hear the redemptive story of prolific author, Mary DeMuth. As the survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Mary […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/t_gm58P7gmY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 13, 2017
What’s Your “Wifestyle” ? :: Jen Weaver [Ep 155]
“Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togevah today.” (and only you diehard “Princess Bride” fans are grinning right now). For the rest of you. . . a glimpse into our wedding reception, 18 years ago: Yep, be jealous of those moves. We partied like it was 1999. Cuz it was. But I’ll tell ya, the party […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/uqJqvyVdrbc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 06, 2017
Shame, Perfectionism & Smiling Depression :: Misty Persefield & Stephanie Coker [Ep 154]
Today I’ve invited two gals to the kitchen table. We’re chatting about some good-hard topics. Like a good workout, this was a conversation we did and didn’t want to have. Praise the Lord, “shame” is no longer taboo. More and more people are willing to be vulnerable and share their struggles. And women are finding […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/tyh60l_C5Bc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 27, 2017
Birds & Bees (Continuing the Conversation) :: Mary Flo Ridley & Megan Michelson [Ep 153]
Don’t let the title scare you. Get ready to be encouraged and equipped in becoming an expert on sex (at least in the eyes of your children!). Going beyond one awkward “talk”. And engaging in a series of age-appropriate conversations with your kids as they grow and develop. If you haven’t listened to my first […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/x3IM1KTwK0A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 20, 2017
Living with Every Heartbeat Surrendered :: Julie Manning [Ep 152]
Moms aren’t supposed to get sick. They definitely shouldn’t get diagnosed with heart failure . . . in their mid-20s . . . after giving birth to a new baby. But life doesn’t always go by “supposed to” rules. This week’s guest, Julie Manning, found God to be good even in the midst of suffering. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/4G7zz9LPE2g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 13, 2017
Leading Our Kids to the Nearness of God’s Love :: Sheila Walsh [Ep 151]
“God had no grandchildren. He only had sons and daughters. Faith is something you have to choose for yourself.” Those words started Sheila Walsh on a journey to know God and His love for her. From the tragic death of her father to professional success as 700 club co-host to discover freedom and peace in a psychiatric ward, […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/IJtxI7RMyCU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 06, 2017
Grace-Based Discipline :: Karis Kimmel Murray [Ep 150]
I know I should parent with grace (a.k.a. “unmerited favor”). But I struggle with how to combine grace & discipline. When a little guy smacks his brother upside the head, I don’t want to ignore it or explode over it. But I could use some help with alternative responses to be “my best when my kids are […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/dItgxUOhS6k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2017
Loving Your “Different” Child :: Sally & Nathan Clarkson [Ep 149]
“God didn’t give me a child so I could tell Him exactly my expectations of how that child should be. You have to say ‘God show me how to love the child you gave me and how to release him within his limitations and personalities into their world as a healthy human being.'” -Sally Clarkson. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/79uPyUFIbgY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 23, 2017
Overcoming Insecurity in Friendships :: Renee Swope {Ep 148}
Friendships can be tricky. Then throw in our own weaknesses and insecurities. . .oi vey! Today’s guest, Renee Swope, openly wrote about her self-doubt struggles in the book, “A Confident Heart”**. After 20 years serving with the Proverbs 31 ministry, Renee knows a thing or to about the joys and complexities of female relationships. In […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/aoP_QvIwKNs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2017
Chasing Slow :: Erin Loechner {Ep 147}
If we grabbed coffee in August, September or October and you asked how I was doing, my answer would have been, “Life is full.” I’d filled every crevice of every day. Yet my soul felt empty. Then mid-November my parents came to live with me. And my “full life” either had to be drained of non-essentials. There was […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/RjKR3Zv7mRg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 09, 2017
Help for the Hurting and Angry Mom :: Wendy Blight {Encore}
Sometimes? Hard stuff happens. It may be a life-altering tragedy. It may be a new season you find yourself. When the hard happens, we get to choose our response. We can feel defeated and give up. We can fight back with our own strength and become exhausted. OR we can seek God, through His Word. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/3xyPCgLIiO0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 02, 2017
How to Know God Better :: Lacey Dobrient {Encore Episode}
Our hearts wander. We long to remain faithful to God, but forget we are human. The great news is God isn’t going anywhere. He longs for you to know Him. Not just know about Him, but know His deep, deep personal love for you. Today’s guest, Lacey Dobrient, shares her own story of wandering, the […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/WnppV-M7Dzo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 26, 2016
The Mom Game Changer :: Kat Lee {Encore Episode}
Usually by 8 am, the whining or constant needs or sibling rivalry, sabotage all my efforts at being a great mom. What if I didn’t have to try to be a great mom in my own strength? What if there was a way to have eyes to see the most important things, patience to handle […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/yOyhNwfIV8Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 19, 2016
Cultivate What Matters :: Lara Casey {Ep 146}
I don’t beg often. But here it goes. . .please, please don’t miss this week’s interview. If you’ve struggling in a season of waiting. . . If you’ve had to walk into God’s plans that differ from your own . . . If your life has been messy and hard and it’s spilling out in […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/O_VjCy7PGTY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 12, 2016
This is Us :: Bruce and Heather {Ep 145}
For the two or three of you who asked if we would do this. . . Bruce has taken over the podcast, renamed it “The GodCenteredDad Podcast” and put me on the hot seat. Asking questions you posted on Instagram and Facebook, such as: How did you get started with GodCenteredMom? What are your top 3 […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/lwiRAh96LIk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 05, 2016
The Thrill of Hope :: Christy Nockels [Ep 144]
Seasons change. Hard choices have to be made. God moves us in and out of opportunities. But how do we know when it’s time to give something up and when it’s time to press through? Today’s guest is Christy Nockels, Dove award winning musician and mom to three children. In 2006 she made the God-led […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/BdwuVQCNlIU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2016
Every Bitter Thing is Sweet :: Sara Hagerty [Ep 143]
Life seems to be a series of highs and lows. If my happiness depends on the circumstances around me, I’m in for quite the roller coaster ride. Even this past week we received heartbreaking news about my mom’s health. BUT God has been faithful and present and steadfast to show up in the details. Including […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/Teh9FHXwQoI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 21, 2016
Christmas Traditions with Little Ones :: Jacki Rucksdashel [Ep 142]
I know, I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. . .and seeing the word “Christmas” may trigger a mix of excitement and terror. My goal in this episode is to help prepare you. To empower you in sharing with your kids the good news of God taking on flesh and dwelling among us. To help […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/G71LKcrkMEY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 14, 2016
Raising Girls :: Sissy Goff [Ep 141]
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice. . .including sassiness? Now I’m not a girl mom. But I am a girl. That’s gotta count for something. I know how complicated my emotions can be. With all the social media and cultural pressures, I can only imagine how overwhelming it is to raise a girl nowadays. Good news!!! […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/pXWVTlODzrk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2016
Parenting Small :: Shontell Brewer [Ep 140]
Small is the new huge. With the ability to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world, feels like we’re more isolated and ineffective than ever. But what if we worried less about making a big impact.  And focused more on doing the things in front of us with quality and depth? I’m a big fan […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/cMR8LoPSO38" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 31, 2016
10 Ways to Stop Meltdowns & Arguments :: Kirk Martin [Ep 139]
Got tantrums? Stuck in head-t0-head battles with your kiddos? Good news. Calm parenting expert, Kirk Martin, is back on the show. Not just to get behavior to change but to strengthen the relationship. To give us phrases and techniques to stay calm in stressful situations. To step back and allow our kids to step up in […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/wa2AGh5oDoE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2016
The Ripple Effect of Healthy Sexual Connection :: Francie Winslow [Ep 138]
Three years ago she directed us to soul healing. Two years ago she reminded us of the power of sex in marriage. Francie Winslow is back. This time to share what she’s learned about the exponential impact marital intimacy has on the world around us. Sex is a multiplying factor in our lives, not just […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/6dxq5nJgvR8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 17, 2016
New Life Movie :: Drew Waters [Bonus]
Ever heard of a lil show called “Friday Night Lights”? Well, if you’re a fan. . .I’ve got a surprise for you in this bonus episode. Mr. Friday Night Lights (Drew Waters) and the “Firepoof lady” (Erin Bethea) have teamed up to create Argentum Films. On October 28th they release their first feature film, “New […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/D9v3hQM54Cw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 14, 2016
#FeelFreetoLaugh :: Jordan Watts [Ep 137]
The mother load. That pile of “shoulds” and “ought to’s” moms carry around. Unmanageable burdens we were never meant to shoulder. Like I’ve said, this mom gig isn’t easy. I often make it harder than it needs to be. Today’s guest, Jordan Watts, delivers a message of freedom and joy. For moms to know they […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GodcenteredmomPodcast/~4/2CzygaYSF_U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 10, 2016