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Anchored in Christ

Anchored in Christ

By Anchored In Christ
Whether you 're shipwrecked, swimming against the tide, rowing with a single ore, sailing through rough waters or enjoying the serene waters, there's always enough room for you to set sail with us!

We're Christ-centered women that have real conversations about the real stuff that most people can never really talk about. We share our strength stories, vulnerable visions and ah-ha moments with you while giving you tools and an anchor that will secure you in any season or storm of your life. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/AnchoredInChristUSA/ for Bible Study and Navigation Guides!
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Episode 7: Frenemies - We All Got Them!
When it comes to making friends, what do you look for? Someone that compliments you, someone that balances you or someone you can have some healthy competition with? Today Ana and Irum talk about the dog-eat-dog moments of women in the workforce and being tossed into the competitive "ring of fire" when all of the sudden you realize that an unsuspecting friend has turned into your biggest adversary or worst.....biggest competitor...or worst....biggest hater! So why does this happen? Why can't more than one woman dominate in a single space? Why does one woman always want to take the crown? Get ready for the moment of reflection!  We're going to talk about the stigma around adult friendships and how frenemies are formed on the professional landscape- what kind of relationships are we really getting ourselves into (and what are the signs) when we meet people at our place of business? Have you ever been to a networking event, just to be introduced to someone that was given you serious negative vibes or maybe they dismissed you immediately - not even giving you a chance to properly introduce yourself? We've all been there! So what's a gal to do? Hold her head up high and kick the door open for a dramatic exit out of a stuffy room, or does she clench her jaw with grace and suck it up while plotting revenge? Today's talk is the ultimate "What would you do?"   Scriptures mentioned in this episode:  Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.  Mathew 5:39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. Luke 6:37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven Colossians 3:12-14 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  Proverbs 18:24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.   Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise  James 4:11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.  Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.  Proverbs 16:28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.
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November 23, 2020
Episode 1: We're sailing - but where to?
How is life treating you, or maybe the question really should be - "How are you treating life"?  Join Ana and Irum as they talk about why they decided to set sail across the murky, treacherous sea to find serenity. Can you relate?  Whether you're a businesswoman running her own company like a boss, or you are the boss taming the crowd, or maybe you're the Cheif Operating Officer of your home that manages the peace and order of your everyone's life - we all need a quick pick me up to get back into your zone. So - start here...we have a great story to tell about friendship and a wonderful adventure to share with you ahead! 
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November 23, 2020
Episode 6: Would you rather be Shipwrecked OR Drifting Away?
Have you ever felt like you were just stuck in the middle of nowhere and anywhere but where you are is where you rather be? What if being shipwrecked is better than just drifting away with the current to a destination that's not certain of a promise? Hmmm...can you relate? Today Ana and Irum talk about moments we all face when we feel like we're stuck in a rut. How often do we wish that we can just push through to another place, another season or another moment? Maybe we don't care about where we want to go, we just need to go somewhere....other times we're drifting away and just can't seem to focus on where we should be heading. So what do you do, when you can't seem to understand what your next move should be? How do you get out of this funk?  Scriptures mentioned in this episode:   Exodus 14:14 ESV The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.   Jeremiah 29:11 - 13 ESV For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Psalm 131:2 ESV But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.  Isaiah 32:17 ESV And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.  Romans 12:12 ESV Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.  Isaiah 40:31 ESV But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.  So let's open up and get real - One thing for sure, we are going to grow and heal through this process together!
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November 23, 2020
What are You Afraid Of? (Part 3 of 3)
Today Ana & Irum wrap up the conversation of being afraid and the digging in deep about the topic of loss. Whether loss is defined as: loss of friendship, loss of marriage, loss of career, loss of a child, loss of money or loss of life. This conversation takes you through reflecting on which buckets drive your fears and how to identify the root of your fears. For our sisters - in - Christ, we also talk about God's promise of never losing you while being afraid or in a moment of loss.  Join us for the wrap-up conversation today as we get super vulnerable about our experience, feelings and ways to navigate through loss.
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November 23, 2020
What Are You Afraid Of? (Part 2 of 3)
What Are You Afraid Of? (Part 2 of 3) Today Ana and Irum talk about being afraid and fearful of new experiences as it relates to people. We ask our listeners to take a deep-dive to uncover what makes us afraid of other people? Is it because we're uncomfortable coming outside our bubble OR have we been taught to categorize people?  How can we learn to create circles of inclusion and understanding between communities? What does the bible say about equality? Why is it important to standup to others when they categorize a group of people solely based on the color of their skin, the way the talk or their heritage?   What is the pattern to break the cycle when fear is passed through generations? What is the type of bondage your fears have over you that end up caging you from experiences?  Scriptures Mentioned Today:  Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Proverbs 22:2 The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all.  Psalm 67:4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah Hebrews 12:14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. Psalm 9:8 And he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.
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November 02, 2020
What are You Afraid Of? (Part 1 of 3)
Many times we hide insecurities deep in our hearts and we build walls so high that we end up actually isolating ourselves from amazing experiences.  What's holding you back? What are you afraid of if you let someone in? Are you afraid of being hurt and never being able to recover? Are you afraid of wasting time and never being able to use it towards something productive? Are you afraid of losing something else? What's driving your fear?  Do you have a brokenness, that you thought was healed and now a life-altering situation fizzled up and caused you to revisit a traumatic time in your life? Today Ana and Irum slow down and talk about fears that drive us to do things that we don't want to do AND fears that prevent us from doing what we are destined to do. We're going to have that sister-to-sister conversation of friendships, partnerships and past failures that are still haunting us in the present moment.  So let's open up and get real - like really REAL of Part 1 of 3 on a topic that our avid listeners have asked us to take a really deep dive into. One thing for sure, we are going to grow and heal through this process together!   Scriptures we mentioned today:  Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  Psalm 51:17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.  Deuteronomy 1:11 May the Lord, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised!  Joshua 21:45 Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.  1 Samuel 12:23 As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.  2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  Genesis 28:15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”   Numbers 32:24 Build cities for your women and children, and pens for your flocks, but do what you have promised.”  Exodus 12:25 When you enter the land that the Lord will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony.   Numbers 23:19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
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October 19, 2020
Episode 4: Have you ever considered jumping ship?
Have you ever considered jumping ship or thought about if it's okay to quit? Today Ana and Irum are talking about walking the fine line of quitting when you know something just isn't meant for you (even after dedicating time and energy to it).  So, how do you know the difference between sticking thru the situation or deciding once and for all that it's time for you to actually give up?  Join us on a deep discussion about discernment, adult peer-pressure, self-discipline and how we can see things thru. Are you constantly giving up on people and projects, while others stick through them? Let's talk about it -  Scriptures Mentioned in Podcast: Matthew 7:24 - Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock Philippians 1:9–10 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.  Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  About Anchored in Christ: We're Christ-centered women that have real conversations about the real stuff that most women can never really talk about. We share our strength stories, vulnerable visions and ah-ha moments with our avid listeners while giving you tools and an anchor that will secure you in any season or storm of your life! Visit www.facebook.com/groups/AnchoredInChristUSA/ for Bible Study and Navigation Guides for each episode!
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October 05, 2020
Episode 3: Your are Wonderfully Complex!
Many times we turn on ourselves and start doubting our abilities. Has this happened to you? If only I could sing... If only I was better at math....If only I knew how to do the cha-cha-cha! Yes, we've been down that road and for so many of us, we bury our deep insecurities so far into our hearts, that our very own hearts begin to harden leading us to no longer trust our own abilities. We become bitter to the world around us when others are able to do better in areas we wish we could be better in.  Have you ever cried out "Ugh - why am I soo complicated instead of being soo talented?"  Ana and Irum talk about one of the most real conversations they had with their Sisters-In-Christ Misty and Shayna and how they saw amazing talents within each other... So, have you ever felt like you were the only person in your circle that wasn't enough?  Have you ever felt that you are just complicated and mediocre at most? This episode might just be your breakthrough!  Scripture: Psalm 139:14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
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September 21, 2020
Episode 2: Goal-Getter or Procrastinator?
Are you a Goal-Getter or Procrastinator?   One day we feel like we're on top of the world, crushing our goals and laser-focused on the prize....and then the next day...we've fallen back to our old habits. Sometimes we need a reminder that the brilliant idea or the fool-proof plan was a gift of insight by the Lord himself! They say, "If you can dream it - you can do it!"  In this episode, Ana and Irum talk about the pressures of being a high performer and the toll it takes when you start saying "Yes" to everything, which ultimately leads you to not finishing anything you started!  Can you relate on the home, business, family and friends aspects in your life? Scriptures: Deuteronomy 31:6 | Isaiah 41:10 | Philippians 4:13
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September 14, 2020