I equip women with tools to find + embrace their 100% life & live out true joy. I'll keep each episode short, simple, helpful, and hopeful! If you're tired of your life, exhausted in your story, or discouraged about your season, take a few minutes to tune into Joy Right Here.
This one is SO simple but SO important!! We've got to take a minute to pause and enjoy everything that's happened. . .all the good that God has done & all the life He is multiplying & remaking. Life is not perfect, and we get that, but life holds some lovely things. We simply must NOTICE!
Last week, I shared an emotional look into my heart, and THIS WEEK I'm sharing 3 practical things YOU can implement TODAY to help you effectively fight for your heart. I've learned these by experience and believe they will help you as much as they have helped me. I love the first one, but if you decide to do any of these. . .let it be the second one! This will absolutely change the game and help you refocus and, in turn, THRIVE. To get uplifting emails every Monday, click here. Access to a free 5-Day eDevotional gets sent your way when you do!
A few things to know about this episode:
1. Nothing tragic has happened to bring on this episode. This is the ebb and flow of discouragement and trials faced here in this broken world!
2. The graveyard in this story is metaphorical. And I LOVE the picture it represents. . . for all of us, really!
3. Speaking of all of us, I am pretty certain that you have felt these emotions or you will feel them soon. It's part of living life with God, but living here on earth.
4. I'm passionate about sharing life and all God is powerfully doing in life. It feels uncomfortable, but it's important. We're all here or have been here, so let this be an episode that encourages to face your pain & your grief (however it looks) WITH the God of your life who will raise all that is broken and make it beautiful, good, and filled with His glory.
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WATCH OUT!! HERE IT COMES. . .the great battle between pumpkin spice lattes and swimsuits! Half your friends are enjoying their #PSL and the other half are hurling watermelon chunks at their faces telling them to PLEASE STOP! Oh for goodness sake! What if both sides are just delighting fully in the life God has given?! What if both the #PSL lovers and swimsuit wearers are doing it right!? Let this lighthearted episode give you the permission to enjoy the life God has given you. Let this be the episode that pushes you to be a thankful person no matter how it looks in this odd in-between time.
Here's a story about our goat, Roxanne, who got distracted by the scraps on the ground and how you and I can be just like her. . .settling for what we see, what's easy, and what makes sense to us in the moment. But the truth is we don't have a settling kind of story! Let's talk about our Refuge, the Source of all goodness, comfort, and peace. Here we will find our story isn't scrappy. . . our story is good.
Challenge of the day: Let's not be like a stubborn, easily distracted goat!
It's still summer! Pretty soon you'll be back at school, or starting college, or seeing your kids off and away, or getting stir crazy for fall, BUT TODAY IS SUMMER! Let's love life right here. Finish your summer strong, enjoy the busy, soak in the season, and embrace the transition. Let's talk 3 ways you can love your time right here!🌻🌞
NOTE: Starting today, I'm off and away on a mini hiatus. I'm learning what it means to TRULY rest and I'm soaking all the bits of summertime I can before waltzing onward (click here for more details about why this hiatus is so important). The podcast will be back Monday, August 19. In the meantime, catch up on any episodes you've missed. Episode 4 is a long-standing favorite of mine! So much more is coming! And I've got plenty of good things in store for you. CANNOT WAIT!
At 17, I discovered Psalm 62:8 and it has CHANGED EVERYTHING for me these last 7 years! This one is packed with truth--simple, practical, and encouraging. We aren't meant to carry our chaos; we are meant to cast it all on God. HE gives rest. HE gives clarity. HE gives peace! Let's live out Psalm 62:8 together. ❤
I love celebrating the holidays and I LOVE celebrating life. I even invented Birthday Observation Day (because, why not?!).I'm a huge fan of "It's a good day to have a good day!" So I'm sharing the ONE thing you should do for Christmas in July even if you don't like celebrating it. This will make your real holidays even better & it will help you remember the good things and your good God! Ready? Let's go!🎄📝🎁 (emojis will make sense when you listen😉)
More than halfway through 2019 and it's just as hard as last year! And the year before that!! But listen here, 2019 is not hopeless and you are not helpless in it.🙌 Let me remind you of 3 big truths that will help you off the bathroom floor and get you running headlong into your God-given life!
I see you! YOU'RE HERE and it's frustrating! Couldn't you serve God so much better in a different season? Couldn't you do so many more important things for God if you were over there in THAT season?! Well, no. And let me tell you why! You're in for an encouraging few minutes.
On your way out, don't forget to grab your FREE eDevotional at sierrafedorko.com!
PS: I'll say hi to Stella for ya if you want. . .🙂🦃
Let's talk about my terrible cup of coffee...err..I mean my word for 2019! This word is revolutionizing the way I view the ups and downs of life in 2019. Hope this episode is encouraging for you & inspires you to think about your own word for the year!
It's all too easy to place our identity in our pain. We begin to let pain (of all kinds) dictate who we are and who we can become. We live enslaved, swallowed up, consumed! That's been me multiple times in the past 🙋♀️(and probably will be me at some point this week too!). But you and I are NOT our pain. Episode 05 is all about what to say instead of our favorite mantra "I am my pain."❤ PS: 5 Lies That WILL Destroy You is Episode 2 not 3!
Taking just a few minutes to sit outside and casually talk about the significance of my Porch Garden and the unlikely word I use to describe 2018. The birds are chirping about, the chimes are chiming, and the breeze gently interferes, so get some unedited fresh air with me and let's have slow conversation about gardens, goats, and the undeniable life of God!❤
PS: I mention we were waiting on Hattie to kid. She had one healthy, BIG boy and we named him Little Mav! All goats are happy & well.😊
Your season may look and feel like a dead-end, but I'm here to tell you. . . your season is NOT a dead-end. Here's how I can say that with 100% confidence! Head to sierrafedorko.com for your FREE eDevotional today!
Discussing the 5 lies that will destroy you far more than your pain ever will! Have you believed any of these? I've especially struggled with Lie #2,4, AND 5. Let's shed some truth on the matter and walk away with courage and joy! By the way, your free eDevotional is waiting for you at sierrafedorko.com!
Sharing a window into the last 9 years of my physical/emotional pain & my goal for THIS podcast! Here's why YOU & I can live out joy even as we live within 9 years of something hard. . .(many more HOPEful chats to come!)