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The Normally Amazing Show

The Normally Amazing Show

By Janet Mylin
I'm fascinated when normal people do amazing things and amazing people do really normal things. And I'm fascinated by how our amazing God intersects with our normal human lives.
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#40 Brain Fog and the Devil
I've missed you guys. 'Rona kicked my butt for a couple weeks and I'm still getting back into the groove of life and everything. Let's talk about spiritual warfare for a minute. "Stomp & Clap" by John_Yasutis from Pixabay 
December 14, 2021
#39 Do You Feel "Old Testament Dumb"?
I've felt academically or spiritually inept to study and understand much of the Old Testament.  Here's what I'm doing about it. The Bible Project on YouTube The Daily Grace Co study Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
September 16, 2021
#38 Don't Take the Stew!
I love a good hearty stew. With warm crusty bread? I can't even deal. Amazing. But whatever you do...DON'T take the stew.  Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
September 02, 2021
#37 What is a Courageous Woman, Anyway?
Dannah Gresh kept dropping truth bombs about COURAGE and it was too explosive with awesomeness to cut any shorter.  Once again, this interview is a hefty mix of laughter and solid Truth from God's Word. Dannah's website My interview me on Revive Our Hearts The Four Temperaments Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
July 29, 2021
Snippet - Education Choices
A little snippet on three things I consider when making education choices for our kids. Plus, a loud call to unity. Here are two interviews with Rebecca St. James's mom Episode 1 Episode 2
July 29, 2021
#36 When You Go Off the Rails
Kim Michell. If you follow me on IG, you've already gotten a glimpse of her dazzling personality. Kim is walking through the hardest season of her life right now and is also asking God how she can help others find freedom in Jesus.  She is gifted in counseling and talks to us about why we can go so quickly into rage or isolation when someone does something that gets under our skin. This could be a game-changer for you. Kim's Instagram Buy my latest book here! Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
July 22, 2021
#35 Every Mom Can Flourish (and that includes you)
When Laura Booz first leaned across the table and told me she was publishing a book on motherhood, I danced a thousand internal happy dances.  Pre-order Expect Something Beautiful Subscribe to Laura's podcast Follow Laura on the 'Gram Check out her website
July 15, 2021
Snippet - Praying for Your Husband
Raise your hand if you're guilty of wanting to be the Holy Spirit in your husband's life... (I see those hands!) This is a sidebar conversation I had with Carrie Porter about this very thing. Like Kenny Rogers so eloquently pointed out in his song, The Gambler:  "You got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em..." The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian Praying God's Word by Beth Moore
July 08, 2021
#34 How To Intercede in Prayer
Carrie Porter. I've known her since she was "knee high to a grasshopper" - well, at least since she was in high school. At different points I've had a front-row seat to her growth in the powerful gift of intercessory prayer.  After this podcast, you will feel inspired anew to approach the throne of grace with confidence to receive mercy and grace in your time of need. Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheetz “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5 Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
July 08, 2021
#33 A Woman of Resolve
Laura Yocum. If you don't know her, that's a bummer. But maybe you know someone like her? A woman who puts the stake of God's Truth in the ground and doesn't have any intention of wavering from it.  Laura's Instragram Tween study on Ruth 
July 01, 2021
#32 "Happily Ever After" redefined
Aubrey's voice is like butter. You'll want to listen to this episode a thousand times just to hear her say all of the words.  I'm not joking. A little teaching on our jacked-up definition of what "happily ever after" is and then a little interview with Aubrey Brush - a single woman full of the Spirit and full of intelligent conversation surrounding contentment and joy. She works at True Girl.
June 24, 2021
#31 Spring must come!
Just a short message and a powerful prayer as we enter into the new podcast series. I also mention some of the guests I'll be having on the show in the coming weeks. Ignite. Motivate. Activate.
June 17, 2021
New Series! (in a Scottish brogue)
Not to brag, but I have a Scottish friend. Her name is Nicola and she's helping me introduce this new podcast series. "Arise, my darling. Come away, my beautiful one. For now the winter is past; the rain has ended and gone away. The blossoms appear in the countryside. The time of singing has come, and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land. The fig tree ripens its figs; the blossoming vines give off their fragrance. Arise, my darling. Come away, my beautiful one." Song of Solomon 2:11-13
June 10, 2021
#30 What's Obedience Got To Do With It?
I found a nugget of truth in God's Word. Wanted to share. Follow me on Insta
May 13, 2021
#29 Dreading Mother's Day? (Or know someone who is?)
I see you, friend who is dreading Mother's Day. Here are 3 three things that are helping me. Maybe they'll help you, too. Mother's Day isn't all candy and flowers for everyone. It's a really complicated holiday for a lot of men and women. This year's been especially hard for me. Lots of tears. Lots of grief. Lots of...nameless wild emotions. Join me on Instagram Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay Music “Inspiring Upbeat” by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay
May 03, 2021
#28 Different Experience, Same Spirit
Today I talk about two very different prayer experiences I had recently with two different parts of the body of Christ. I also talk about our pastor's recent resignation and the Big Ugly it stirred up in me. (Yikes.) Buy an autographed copy of my newest book here. Or get it from Amazon. Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
April 28, 2021
#27 Addicted to Smoke
Don't worry. I haven't started smoking. But I did find out I'm obsessed with smoke. And you possibly are, too. Get your copy of Arrows Make Terrible Crowns here! (You'll find my other books there, also.) Music “Inspiring Upbeat” by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay
April 08, 2021
#26 Chapter 7 of my book! "Launching the Arrows"
So...guess what happened last week? My book Arrows Make Terrible Crowns: How the Holy Spirit healed my view of motherhood got published! It's available! Buy it in the usual online places right now or pre-order an autographed copy of it on my website and wait a couple weeks to get it. Or both!  Enjoy this chapter on Launching the Arrows! Special thanks to Will Duncan for producing this! Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
March 18, 2021
#25 My IF:Gathering 2021 Takeaways (& Seltzer Water)
Here's a rapid-fire message on all my significant takeaways from this year's virtual IF:Gathering. It's like a whole platter of your favorite appetizers at Applebees (without all the grease and cheese)! Also, I spend the first 3 minutes talking about seltzer water. So there's that. IF:Gathering Jennie Allen's podcast My favorite seltzer water Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
March 12, 2021
#24 The Secret Thoughts of Martha
Let's go for a car ride together. We'll talk about silence before God, unworthiness and our old friends, Mary and Martha. The counselor I mention is here. Find me on the 'Gram here. Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
March 01, 2021
#23: My Why, What & How of Scripture Memory
I'm no "Betty Bible Drill" - which is precisely why you might want to listen to this. Dwell Differently scripture memory temporary tattoos My Scripture Songs Spotify playlist Find me on Instagram Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
February 04, 2021
#22 Intimacy in Worship: 5 Things I Do
PLUS how to engage in worship when you're watching virtually. AND how to worship when you don't feel like God is close. Hang out with me on the 'Gram! Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
January 28, 2021
New Year, New Trailer!
I'm normal. You're normal. God is AMAZING. Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
January 26, 2021
#21: My Favorite Bible Study Tools & Tips
These are things I definitely do and use when I'm diving into God's Word.  All of the links I mention: Blue Letter Bible Inductive Bible Study method My Revive Our Hearts podcast  Music “Stomp & Clap” by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
January 21, 2021
#20: 4 Things I Do To Stay Focused in Prayer
To kick off 2021, here's a tiny little episode packed with four really practical things I actually do to keep my mind from wandering during times of prayer. As Troy Bolton famously sang, "You gotta keep your head in the game."  DM on Instagram to tell me what you do to keep YOUR head in the game when you're praying. Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
January 12, 2021
Ep. 19: For Yonder Breaks...The Mary Challenge
Is your mouth losing the battle against complaining these days? Me, too. Do The Mary Challenge with me! Find the download here! "O Holy Night" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
December 17, 2020
Ep. 18: The Weary World Simplicity
Emily Burns of Living for Simple is in the HOUSE! Well, actually, I was in HER house and we had a blast talking about what Simplicity really means to her. How is it different from Minimalism? Can you live more simply even if you have three young children? Does living for simple only apply to possessions? SO many good questions! As Emily sat in her intermittently creaky wooden chair by her simply decorated Christmas tree, peace and joy just flowed from her lips with the greatest of ease. You will love her. See gorgeous posts and photos of Emily's simplified life on Instagram. Check out One Thousand Gifts here. "O Holy Night" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest.
December 10, 2020
Ep. 17: This Blew My Mind - S.O.S. 2
A mini-teaching/observation from scripture for your drive to the grocery store, Target, or wherever. Text: Song of Songs 1:2 Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
December 07, 2020
Ep. 16: A Thrill of HOPE!
Get ready to fall in love with the wonderfully hope-filled ANNE YORKS! She is a women of hope and much of that was gained through persevering through trials. We also talk about the difference between Hope and Optimism. Here is Part One of the Little House on the Prairie pilot episode movie. And here is Part Two. If you don't follow Anne on Instagram, you're a crazy person. Her cookie decorating videos are like therapy! Here's Anne's cookie decorating business! And here's Josh Groban singing "O Holy Night". "O Holy Night" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest. Sung by Heather Yatsko.
December 03, 2020
Ep. 15: Strong Marriage
Four things Andy and I do to keep our marriage strong. Also, you'll learn how messed up I was when we first got married. Don't hesitate to send this one to your spouse. The Power of a Praying Wife Wild at Heart Praying God's Word Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
November 20, 2020
Ep. 14: Our Story - Andy and Janet
Nothing too heavy here today. Just me and Andy laughing our way through the story (that began in 7th grade) of how we met, fell in love and got married. Also, you'll hear how I came to give my life to the Lord. And, white turtles. You'll learn about white turtles. I apologize in advance. Maybe I should have edited that out... Here's the trailer to the movie Andy and I watched on prom night. Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
November 12, 2020
Ep. 13: My Current Favorite Acronym
Back in the day, we'd sign our notes to friends with acronyms like LYLAS (Love You Like a Sister), AFA (A Friend Always) or AFF (A Friend Forever). I'll probably never forget what those letters stand for. Sometimes acronyms are great ways to remember scripture, too.  Today I'm sharing the 4 letters that keep runnin' on repeat in my mind these days. I also share one of my Trick or Treat Candy hacks. It's a little mean but completely satisfying. Music by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest 
November 05, 2020
Ep. 12: Where Does Your Brain Live?
Where do you allow your brain to sit down and put up its feet? Here's a not-too-irritating video with the hand-motions for that Sunday school song I mention.  Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
October 29, 2020
Ep. 11: Book Excerpt - "The Well"
If you're looking for the real, raw rumination of a woman pressing into healing only the Lord can give, you are in the right spot. A woman of God I know (who chooses to remain anonymous) wrote this allegorical piece as she processed some of her own wounding and the insecurity it produced. This is an excerpt from my book Arrows Make Terrible Crowns, which is about to drop in the next month or so.  Music: BenSound "Piano Moment"
October 22, 2020
Ep. 10: Receiving from God
Abby Bradbury's love for God's Word is inspiring and contagious. And she shares some practical tips on journaling that just might set you free. Invitation to Solitude and Silence book Looking for a MOPS group? Check this out! "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
October 15, 2020
Ep. 9: I am enough...well, kind of.
I could listen to Courtney Bullard of The Pearl House (Ghana, West Africa) speak all the live-long day! Just the actual sounds of her voice makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I'm sure you'll feel the same way as you listen to her give a perspective on the phrase "I am enough." Also, you will LOVE the four things she prays over her daughters every night.  Some links of interest from this interview: The Pearl House website, Facebook and Instagram (This is the happiest place on the 'Gram,  BTW.) Go to esombo to buy Christmas gifts TODAY! Here's the hymn we were talking about. You can check out Rebecca St. James' podcast here. Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
October 08, 2020
Ep. 8: This Blew My Mind - Acts 2
One word in Acts 2 kept getting all up in my grill. So I dove into it and got my mind blown! Watch a 4 minute video of Francis Chan talking about his heart in writing Letters to the Church. Get a free chapter of the book here. Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
October 01, 2020
Ep. 7: Arrows Make Terrible Crowns
Our kids are meant for something other than adorning our heads with a false sense of identity. See the arrow and crown image I reference at Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
September 24, 2020
Ep. 6: A New Look at Guilt
Guilt can only focus on one thing.  Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
September 24, 2020
Ep. 5: Snowglobes and Life
Well, life sure has been stripped of many of its distractions, hasn't it? What's your response been as you've looked at your marriage, job, church and life without all the distractions you're used to seeing?  The song "Center" can be found here. Here's the snowglobe I'm talking about. Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
September 17, 2020
Ep. 4: Do you WANT to want more of God?
Buckle up. You're about to meet your next best friend.  Hannah Nitz of the There's More podcast, is one of my favorite people. She's real, she's funny and her laugh is THE BEST. Most of all, she adores Jesus and has discovered a deeper relationship with him that will inspire you like crazy. Unicorn buns, Hosea jokes, backyard altars...all of the usual things are covered in this beautiful conversation. Theology of the Ordinary A Call To Die Devoted The Practice of the Presence of God Who's Hudson Taylor? Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
September 10, 2020
Ep. 3: This Blew My Mind! #1
This time we're talkin' about King David. 2 Samuel 11:1-27 2 Samuel 23:8-39 Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
September 03, 2020
Ep. 2: Guilt and Gauges
We need to listen to others who are a few steps ahead of us in life so we can learn how to navigate our current season. My Jesus-loving sister-in-law, Lisa Harding, sat down with me at Thanksgiving in 2019 and shared some great perspectives for all moms about "mom guilt." She blew my MIND with "The Three Gauges." Even if you skip forward and just listen to that part, you'll be better for it. (You can find it at about 7 minutes 37 seconds.) Something you should know is Lisa is a legit doctor. That means lots of things but what it means for MY family is she is on-call for every single family gathering we have because someone ALWAYS gets injured. ALWAYS.  Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
September 03, 2020
Episode 1: Three Weird Words
Well, maybe they're not weird to you. But for me, they're not typical words I pray, say or even think. At least, they used to not be typical.  But now, I don't know how I prayed without them. Music: "That's It" performed by Jonathan Weibel and the Rest
August 28, 2020