How do you thrive and flourish in a storm? By holding onto truth and embracing the hope that keeps us anchored. Join me as we gather with friends and gain insight from stories that will help to grow our faith so we can become resilient and strong.
Anxiety is fast becoming as ordinary as the common cold. Dr. Michelle Bengtson gives practical ways we can overcome the panic of anxiety when crisis hits. Sharing from her personal experience and from counseling countless others, she believes that you can ease the impact by preparing when anxiety threatens to take over your life.
Cynthia shares her Anchor Thoughts from Psalm 71—three ways to keep our hope intact when the storm is raging all around and you feel like throwing in the towel! Don't give up, and don't give in, God promises His rescue is on the way!
Understanding your personality better when stress creeps in can help you to cope and have peace in a storm. Guest Linda Goldfarb, author, speaker, and personality consultant, shares her journey of discovery and and how she was able to flourish in a storm. Learn the four personality types and how they endure stress and how you can use your personality to work for you and not against you.
Are you struggling with knowing what to do in the midst of your storm? Cynthia shares from her book, Anchored: Leading through the Storms, the story of King Jehoshaphat and how he "put on his brave" leading the people when they were up against insurmountable odds from their enemies. When they didn't know what to do, God gave them courage to face their fears and trust him.
Guest Kathy Collard Miller shares her journey of how God delivered her from being an angry abusive Mom and helped her overcome her troubled marriage. Even though she had been a Christian for ten years at the time, she couldn’t grasp God’s strength to control herself. She hated her life and wondered if she’d ever experience God’s love and joy again—even to the point of considering suicide. Her marriage to Larry seemed destined to fail and she blamed her anger on him. But God is faithful. He replaced her anger with patience, rebuilt her love for her children, and restored the joy in her marriage.
Everything is in place. You have purpose, a plan, and your dream is gaining momentum, and then it happens. An obstacle gets in the way of being able to move forward with the dream you believed God whispered to you. It's easy at this point to get confused and believe the dream is over or you didn't hear God. Cynthia shares six ways you can stay hopeful as you wait for your dream to get back on track.
Guest and friend, Athena Dean Holtz, shares the dramatic story of her flailing publishing company. Meeting the business conflict head-on was extremely uncomfortable and yet she tells of how God helped her face the problems, overcome her mistakes, and turn the publishing business around.
Cynthia shares her recent encounter with God from Psalm 78, His inexhaustible mercy, and how we too can experience God's saving power in the midst of a storm.
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Erica shares the tender adoption story of her son, his critical illness while waiting on God as a young mom and drawing strength from His presence. She encourages us to find when life hits hard and the storm rages, it's God's Word and practicing being still that keeps us anchored and not drifting away even when our emotions speak otherwise.
After the Anchor Coaching segment, Cynthia invites you to her free webinar, August 12th, Secrets to Five Steps Every Writer Needs to Know.
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In this episode of Anchor Thoughts, Cynthia addresses the greatest danger of Church Hurt—isolating ourselves from God and others. She explores how to get back on track when we've been wounded by God's people through encouragement of the story of Hagar.
People make up the church and sometimes we get hurt by church people and leadership. What does God ask us to do when we've been wounded? Do we stay? Do we go? Join me as Jodi shares her story about how she overcame a hurtful season of church hurt and how God brought healing to her soul.
Guest Edie Melson, helps us look at what it means to tap into our creativity and how it can help us take care of our soul when we are weary.
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