500 Seconds To Joy | Mom Life Encouragement

500 Seconds To Joy | Mom Life Encouragement

By Stephanie Clarisse
Welcome to 500 Seconds To Joy! I’m your host, Stephanie! This is a podcast for the busy mom who needs a little extra joy in her day. I will chat with you for just a few minutes and share some encouraging words & Biblical truth. I also have fabulous guests who are sure to inspire you & remind you that you matter and you were created for a divine purpose. Get ready to be encouraged, lovely friend!
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Author Spotlight #7: Ditching Perfectionism & Finding Freedom Through Jesus // with Taylor Kiser
Let’s ditch perfectionism & find freedom, friends. Taylor Kiser is an author and blogger who is all about setting women free from perfectionism. Taylor is the author of “Eat The Cookie: The Imperfectionist’s Guide To Food, Faith & Fitness”. To grab a copy of her amazing book, click here - https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Cookie-Imperfectionists-Guide-Fitness/dp/0310357861/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=eat+the+cookie+taylor+kiser&qid=1593693085&sprefix=eat+the+cookie&sr=8-1 - I read it and can totally vouch for it! You are going to love it. Today we are talking about how we can give ourselves more grace and find our freedom in the Lord. Taylor talks about how God sees us as His precious child. I love Taylor’s advice to insert our name into scripture. Enjoy this conversation with a lovely woman of faith. Connect with Taylor on her website at www.foodfaithfitness.com or over on Instagram at www.instagram.com/foodfaithfit - you will love following along with Taylor and her journey. // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Every month, I choose 1 winner to get a free 30 minute personal development coaching call with me, so make sure to write that written review for a chance to win that free coaching call! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
17:27
July 8, 2020
65.5 Part 2: Creating A God-Centered Mindset // with life coach Devoney Taylor
*This is Part 2* What does it mean to have a Christian mindset? Join me for a powerful chat with Devoney, life coach and supporter of women, all about how we can create a God-centered mindset in practical and tangible ways. Devoney helps millennial women who are going through big changes to start loving themselves and start fearing less and realizing how worthy they are so they can start showing up confidently and courageously in their lives. In this two part interview, we talk about how the mundane is actually really powerful & we talk about the game changing question, What is the next right thing I can do? Join our chat where we talk about ways to show up in a way that helps you keep your heart and mind fixed on the Lord. Enjoy, friends! //Connect with Devoney after this by visiting https://www.devoneytaylor.com/aboutdevoney and grab her incredible free resources as well as listen to her podcast, Living By Design. To listen to a recent podcast episode, click here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/living-by-design-self-love-confidence-for-millennial-women/id1490918997?i=1000472074322 & get ready to be super inspired! // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
18:57
July 6, 2020
65. Creating A God-Centered Mindset // with life coach Devoney Taylor (Part 1)
What does it mean to have a Christian mindset? Join me for a powerful chat with Devoney, life coach and supporter of women, all about how we can create a God-centered mindset in practical and tangible ways. Devoney helps millennial women who are going through big changes to start loving themselves and start fearing less and realizing how worthy they are so they can start showing up confidently and courageously in their lives. In this two part interview, we talk about how the mundane is actually really powerful & we talk about the game changing question, What is the next right thing I can do? Join our chat where we talk about ways to show up in a way that helps you keep your heart and mind fixed on the Lord. Enjoy, friends! //Connect with Devoney after this by visiting https://www.devoneytaylor.com/aboutdevoney and grab her incredible free resources as well as listen to her podcast, Living By Design. To listen to a recent podcast episode, click here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/living-by-design-self-love-confidence-for-millennial-women/id1490918997?i=1000472074322 & get ready to be super inspired! // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:45
July 6, 2020
64. Simple Prayer Tips for Mamas
Join me for some simple prayer tips you can start applying today. These prayer hacks are approachable and simple, sweet friend, and I hope they bless you! To join the Purposeful Phone Use Challenge that goes from July 1 - July 7, 2020, click here - bit.ly/purposefulphoneuse - you can join now even though it already started. I can’t wait to send you a daily email full of encouragement and a pretty phone wallpaper. See you in the challenge! Let’s embrace no social media together, and use our phone less and with more intention & purpose. // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
07:54
July 2, 2020
63.5 Part 2: Scaling Your Business with Intention & Joy // with Brand Strategist Laura Meyer
*This is Part 2* *To join the Purposeful Phone Use Challenge I talk about in this episode click here - bit.ly/purposefulphoneuse - and you will get a daily email with encouragement and a phone wallpaper for every day of the challenge from July 1-7, 2020.* Ok, now about this awesome interview...Ready to be taught by a brand strategist who works with 6, 7 and 8-figure entrepreneurs? Yeah, me too! I am joined by the fabulous Laura Meyer today for this 2 part interview. Laura is the CEO of JoyBrand Creative, where she helps high-growth entrepreneurs amplify their message, grow profits and scale their brand joyfully. Even if you have no interest in business, the wisdom Laura shares today about choosing what matters and getting clear on your vision is so incredible. Enjoy this unique opportunity to learn from an experienced entrepreneur who is also a mama of 3! To connect with Laura Meyer after this interview, visit her website at www.joybrandcreative.com and check out her podcast, Scale With Joy - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scale-with-joy/id1500599297?i=1000467860571 - there’s so much to learn and Laura is an excellent teacher with awesome guests on her podcast! You can also connect with Laura over on Instagram at www.instagram.com/lauraemeyer where she shares tips and inspiration as well as pretty pictures of her sweet family. Enjoy this interview, lovely friends! I know I sure did! // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
12:30
June 29, 2020
63. Scaling Your Business with Intention & Joy // with Brand Strategist Laura Meyer (Part 1)
Ready to be taught by a brand strategist who works with 6, 7 and 8-figure entrepreneurs? Yeah, me too! I am joined by the fabulous Laura Meyer today for this 2 part interview. Laura is the CEO of JoyBrand Creative, where she helps high-growth entrepreneurs amplify their message, grow profits and scale their brand joyfully. Even if you have no interest in business, the wisdom Laura shares today about choosing what matters and getting clear on your vision is so incredible. Enjoy this unique opportunity to learn from an experienced entrepreneur who is also a mama of 3! To connect with Laura Meyer after this interview, visit her website at www.joybrandcreative.com and check out her podcast, Scale With Joy - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scale-with-joy/id1500599297?i=1000467860571 - there’s so much to learn and Laura is an excellent teacher with awesome guests on her podcast! You can also connect with Laura over on Instagram at www.instagram.com/lauraemeyer where she shares tips and inspiration as well as pretty pictures of her sweet family. Enjoy this interview, lovely friends! I know I sure did! // To join the 7-Day No Social Media Challenge I keep talking about, click here - bit.ly/purposefulphoneuse - and you will get a daily email with encouragement and a phone wallpaper for every day of the challenge, from July 1-7, 2020. To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
18:20
June 29, 2020
Bonus #23: This one thing is stealing your time, focus and joy
Tune in to learn about the one thing that’s stealing your time, focus and joy. To join the challenge I talk about in this episode click here and sign up - bit.ly/purposefulphoneuse - I can’t wait to see you inside the challenge!
05:51
June 26, 2020
62. So How Are Things REALLY Going? // Motherhood Self-Assessment
Let’s chat about how things are REALLY going, mama friend. I’m talking about how we can assess our motherhood objectively and then work to make positive changes. I’m super excited for you to tune in to this episode which I hope and pray will bless you and your family. To grab a free coaching call, click this link here - Calendly.com/joyfulcoachsteph - and we will work on getting you focused and figure out how you can take action to improve your faith life, family life & pursue your own personal passions. I can’t wait to have a Faithful Focus Session with you soon! // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
08:00
June 25, 2020
Author Spotlight #6 Part 2: You Can Thrive When Life Is Hard // with Niki Hardy
* This is Part 2. Listen to Part 1 first. :) * You were made for an abundant life. “In the midst of the storm, there is abundant life.” Join me for an uplifting and powerful discussion with inspiration speaker and author, Niki Hardly. Niki’s book, “Breathe Again: How To Live Well When Life Falls Apart” is an excellent resource for anyone who needs guidance and support for life’s trials (um, that’s all of us!). I love the way Niki writes and speaks and I know you will too! Niki shares both the practical tips and spiritual guidance for how to thrive in any season in life. She tells us “life doesn’t have to be pain-free to be full” and I couldn’t agree more. What a beautiful message for you today. Enjoy this Author Spotlight with Niki Hardy! To connect with Niki after this, visit her website at www.Nikihardy.com where you can get free chapters of her book as well as other free resources. To get those freebies you can go straight to www.nikihardy.com/freebies and enjoy reading some of her fabulous book! To get the ebook which is $1.99 until the end of June 2020 (you only have a few more days if you’re listening in real time), head to https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07NDJNKRK/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1592950786&sr=8-1 and grab your copy! I made sure to get my copy! You can also get your paperback copy on Amazon or anywhere books are sold. To become friends on social media, head over to www.instagram.com/Niki.hardy or to www.facebook.com/nikihardyauthor and Niki would love to connect with you! // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
13:34
June 24, 2020
Author Spotlight #6: You Can Thrive When Life Is Hard // with Niki Hardy (Part 1)
You were made for an abundant life. “In the midst of the storm, there is abundant life.” Join me for an uplifting and powerful discussion with inspiration speaker and author, Niki Hardly. Niki’s book, “Breathe Again: How To Live Well When Life Falls Apart” is an excellent resource for anyone who needs guidance and support for life’s trials (um, that’s all of us!). I love the way Niki writes and speaks and I know you will too! Niki shares both the practical tips and spiritual guidance for how to thrive in any season in life. She tells us “life doesn’t have to be pain-free to be full” and I couldn’t agree more. What a beautiful message for you today. Enjoy this Author Spotlight with Niki Hardy! To connect with Niki after this, visit her website at www.Nikihardy.com where you can get free chapters of her book as well as other free resources. To get those freebies you can go straight to www.nikihardy.com/freebies and enjoy reading some of her fabulous book! To get the ebook which is $1.99 until the end of June 2020 (you only have a few more days if you’re listening in real time), head to https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07NDJNKRK/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1592950786&sr=8-1 and grab your copy! I made sure to get my copy! You can also get your paperback copy on Amazon or anywhere books are sold. To become friends on social media, head over to www.instagram.com/Niki.hardy or to www.facebook.com/nikihardyauthor and Niki would love to connect with you! // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:33
June 24, 2020
61. A Purposeful Radio Station with a Beautiful Mission | Chat with Michael from Radio Family Rosary
I can’t wait to share this incredible radio station with you all! Radio Family Rosary has been on the air for over 30 years and their mission is beautiful and simple - bring the rosary to all and unite Christians everywhere! I sat down with Michael, producer over at Radio Family Rosary and we had the best chat! I am so excited for you to listen in to our talk and I pray it inspires you in your prayer life & encourages you to join the community of believers praying together on the radio! To connect with Radio Family Rosary or learn more, go to www.radiofamilyrosary.com & reach out to this awesome ministry. // To book a free 30 minute call with me, visit Calendly.com/joyfulcoachsteph & get on my schedule. I can’t wait to chat with you soon! // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
16:39
June 23, 2020
60.5 Part 2: Ready To Become A Mission-Driven Mom? Listen In, Friend! | with Caroline J. Sumlin
*This is Part 2* Are you ready to become a mom on a mission? Do you want some tools to learn how to own your time and reclaim your joy in motherhood? You’ve come to the right place, mama! My guest today is life management expert, Caroline J. Sumlin. We are talking all things Mission Motherhood & Caroline is sharing so much goodness and is bringing the Fire you guys! I cannot wait for you to hear from this amazing mama! To connect with Caroline after this, check out her website at www.carolinejsumlin.com and while you’re there, definitely sign up for her monthly membership called the Mission Motherhood Academy - just go to https://www.carolinejsumlin.com/joinmma to learn more. Caroline is excited to support you and would love to connect with you on Instagram at www.instagram.com/Carolinejsumlin so she can support you and get to know you. Also, you should definitely go listen and subscribe to her podcast, The Mission Motherhood Podcast. Click here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mission-motherhood-podcast/id1511035793 - you will love her show & will definitely learn something each episode and leave inspired! // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:59
June 22, 2020
60. Ready To Become A Mission-Driven Mom? Listen In, Friend! | with Caroline J. Sumlin (Part 1)
Are you ready to become a mom on a mission? Do you want some tools to learn how to own your time and reclaim your joy in motherhood? You’ve come to the right place, mama! My guest today is life management expert, Caroline J. Sumlin. We are talking all things Mission Motherhood & Caroline is sharing so much goodness and is bringing the Fire you guys! I cannot wait for you to hear from this amazing mama! To connect with Caroline after this, check out her website at www.carolinejsumlin.com and while you’re there, definitely sign up for her monthly membership called the Mission Motherhood Academy - just go to https://www.carolinejsumlin.com/joinmma to learn more. Caroline is excited to support you and would love to connect with you on Instagram at www.instagram.com/Carolinejsumlin so she can support you and get to know you. Also, you should definitely go listen and subscribe to her podcast, The Mission Motherhood Podcast. Click here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mission-motherhood-podcast/id1511035793 - you will love her show & will definitely learn something each episode and leave inspired! // To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:32
June 22, 2020
59. Journaling 101: 3 Questions To Ask Yourself To Jumpstart Introspection & Define Priorities
Hey there, lovely lady! Have you heard that (for a limited time) I’m offering free 30 minute coaching calls?? In this complimentary Faithful Focus Session, we are going to get you FOCUSED on your mission and purpose right now & we will uncover where God is asking you to be FAITHFUL to him in this current season. I will help you come up with an ACTION plan moving forward, so you can walk away from the call with a plan going forward. I can’t wait to help you find more joy, peace and purpose, sweet mama! I also love to help Christian women launch their podcast, and so if that’s you, I’m ready to help you! To schedule your free 30 minute coaching session, click here - Calendly.com/joyfulcoachsteph - & if the times don’t work just email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com or message me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast and we will figure out another time that works well. // Ok, now on to today’s episode about journaling! I can’t wait to share some journaling tips with you, sweet friend! And I’m sharing 3 journal questions with you to help you jumpstart your introspection time and to help you get clear on defining your priorities: 1. What is your big why in terms of what you do each day? 2. What makes you feel filled up? 3. If you had an hour to do whatever you wanted, what would you want to do? Let me know if these questions were helpful and if you’d like to share any of your answers, feel free to email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com or reach out to me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoy - I can’t wait to connect with you soon!
07:57
June 18, 2020
58.5 Part 2: You Are Worthy | with therapist and speaker Mazi Robinson
*This is Part 2* Did you know that you are inherently worthy, sweet friend? Therapist and speaker, Mazi Robinson, is here to talk with us and equip us to believe this truth: your self worth does not need to be earned. In this two part interview, Mazi and I talk about what self worth is, how we can work on believing we are worthy, and just so much wonderful encouragement and helpful visualizations on your self with journey. Mazi is a podcaster as well, and her podcast is called Rooted & Established and you can check it out here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rooted-and-established/id1486166208 - her guidance is so helpful. You can also connect with Mazi on her website www.mazirobinson.com or on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/cultivateatlanta or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cultivateatlanta - she would love to connect with you! To learn more about her gathering in Atlanta, visit www.cultivateatlanta.com and connect with the amazing community of women. Enjoy this fabulous interview, lovely friend! // Don’t forget to book your free 30 minute coaching call with me! For a limited time, you get a chance to work with me one-on-one so we can discover where God is calling you to in this season. Click here to book your complimentary Faithful Focus Session - calendly.com/joyfulcoachsteph - I can’t wait to talk with you soon! To connect with me further, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
20:00
June 15, 2020
58. You Are Worthy | with therapist and speaker Mazi Robinson (Part 1)
Did you know that you are inherently worthy, sweet friend? Therapist and speaker, Mazi Robinson, is here to talk with us and equip us to believe this truth: your self worth does not need to be earned. In this two part interview, Mazi and I talk about what self worth is, how we can work on believing we are worthy, and just so much wonderful encouragement and helpful visualizations on your self with journey. Mazi is a podcaster as well, and her podcast is called Rooted & Established and you can check it out here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rooted-and-established/id1486166208 - her guidance is so helpful. You can also connect with Mazi on her website www.mazirobinson.com or on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/cultivateatlanta or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cultivateatlanta - she would love to connect with you! To learn more about her gathering in Atlanta, visit www.cultivateatlanta.com and connect with the amazing community of women. Enjoy this fabulous interview, lovely friend! // Don’t forget to book your free 30 minute coaching call with me! For a limited time, you get a chance to work with me one-on-one so we can discover where God is calling you to in this season. Click here to book your complimentary Faithful Focus Session - calendly.com/joyfulcoachsteph - I can’t wait to talk with you soon! To connect with me further, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:55
June 15, 2020
Bonus #22: EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! THE POWER OF mini-series: The Power of Service
I have a SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT in today’s episode! Also, today is the last day of the mini-series all about THE POWER OF. We so often forget as Christians that God has designed us to be powerful, not in a prideful way, but in a way that brings glory to God! Today’s episode is all about THE POWER OF: SERVICE! Here’s that link I mention in today’s episode - https://calendly.com/joyfulcoachsteph - so excited about this!! And to connect with me after this episode to chat about the exciting announcement, email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com or connect with me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I am honored to have you here and so excited to serve you all! Xoxo
09:08
June 12, 2020
Bonus #21: THE POWER OF mini-series: The Power of Intention
Today is Day 3 of a new mini-series that I’m calling THE POWER OF. We so often forget as Christians that God has designed us to be powerful, not in a prideful way, but in a way that brings glory to God! Today’s episode is all about THE POWER OF: INTENTION!
07:51
June 11, 2020
57. The Thing No One Is Talking About In Motherhood (It’s Not What You Think)
Listen in as I talk about something in motherhood that most people aren’t talking about. It’s not about self-care, it’s actually something that Jesus lived out during his ministry that is a call to greatness & a way we can be sanctified in motherhood. I pray that this episode challenges you and inspires you, lovely friend! Xoxo
08:00
June 11, 2020
Bonus #20: THE POWER OF mini-series: The Power of the Holy Spirit
Today is Day 2 of a new mini-series that I’m calling THE POWER OF. We so often forget as Christians that God has designed us to be powerful, not in a prideful way, but in a way that brings glory to God! Today’s episode is all about THE POWER OF: THE HOLY SPIRIT!
04:26
June 10, 2020
Bonus #19: THE POWER OF mini-series: The Power of Surrender
We are starting a new mini-series that I’m calling THE POWER OF. We so often forget as Christians that God has designed us to be powerful, not in a prideful way, but in a way that brings glory to God! Today’s episode is all about THE POWER OF: SURRENDER! I pray that this surrender prayer that I read to you, blesses you and your family and reminds you that there truly is power in surrendering to God! *Here’s the full prayer written out: God, my Father, I thank you for all that You are, and all that you do for me through your son Jesus Christ. I praise you for my life, for your mercy and for your Eucharist. In Jesus’ name, Father, I place myself entirely in your Heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I surrender to you my whole self, my heart, my mind, my memory, my imagination, my will, my emotions, my passions, my body, my sexuality, my desire for human approval, my weaknesses, my desires, my sins. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I surrender every person in my life to you. I surrender every situation in my life to you. I surrender every relationship I am in to you. I surrender every concern I have to you. I surrender every fear I have to you. I surrender every doubt I have to you. I surrender all confusion I have to you. I surrender all sadness I am experiencing in my heart to you. I surrender all the woundedness I have to you. I surrender all anxiety and worry I have to you. I surrender all that deceives me in my heart to you. I surrender my whole self to you. I trust you to care for me and others in a perfectly loving way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I have emptied myself, and surrendered everything to you, I ask you now, Father, to fill me with your Holy Spirit and all the gifts and fruits of your Spirit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Holy Spirit, you are the source of love, hope, joy, peace, patience, goodness, gentleness, tenderness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. Purify my desires. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Help me to open my heart to you. Help me to become perfectly receptive as a pure child. Help me to believe in your love for me. Help me to hope in your love. Help me to receive from the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus all grace and virtues necessary for me to become the person you created me to be. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your son, God Almighty Father. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ O Most Holy Immaculate Virgin Mary, I entrust this prayer to your heart and ask you to press it to your wounded heart and intercede for me to your son Jesus. Please help me to be as you are, a perfect disciple, an obedient servant, a true child of God. Amen.*
07:33
June 9, 2020
56.5 Part 2: How Can Dads Be Present? | with Dennis & Caleb from The DC Experiment podcast
*This is Part 2* Today I’m chatting with Dennis & Caleb from the DC Experiment podcast, which is a podcast for dads who want to be encouraged to their best selves. I am so grateful that I’ve gotten to talk with these awesome men of God about a very important topic: PRESENCE. We chat about how dads can be present with their families, what it looks like to spend intentional time, how to schedule time, & how to encourage your husband to be present (without being a nag haha!). This episode is jam-packed and that’s why it’s 2 parts. Tune in now for some encouragement to put the phone down & spend some time with your family. But before you put the phone down, you and your spouse should tune in to this interview! ;) Enjoy, friends! And definitely listen in to The DC Experiment podcast by clicking here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dc-experiment/id1497473230 - Dennis and Caleb are the real deal, you guys! You can also connect with them on their website at www.thedcxp.com and send them an email at thedcxp@gmail.com and follow them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thedcxp - they would love to connect with you! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:54
June 8, 2020
56. How Can Dads Be Present? | with Dennis & Caleb from The DC Experiment podcast (Part 1)
Today I’m chatting with Dennis & Caleb from The DC Experiment podcast, which is a podcast for dads who want to be encouraged to their best selves. I am so grateful that I’ve gotten to talk with these awesome men of God about a very important topic: PRESENCE. We chat about how dads can be present with their families, what it looks like to spend intentional time, how to schedule time, & how to encourage your husband to be present (without being a nag haha!). This episode is jam-packed and that’s why it’s 2 parts. Tune in now for some encouragement to put the phone down & spend some time with your family. But before you put the phone down, you and your spouse should tune in to this interview! ;) Enjoy, friends! And definitely listen in to The DC Experiment podcast by clicking here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dc-experiment/id1497473230 - Dennis and Caleb are the real deal, you guys! You can also connect with them on their website at www.thedcxp.com and send them an email at thedcxp@gmail.com and follow them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thedcxp - they would love to connect with you! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:37
June 8, 2020
55. God Is Our Refuge | The Bible Says So
The world feels so heavy right now. I pray that this episode brings light to the darkness by reminding you that God is our refuge and there’s lots of evidence in the Bible that points to the Lord as our place of safety and security. Here are the verses I mention in the episode: Psalm 5:12 | Psalm 7:2 | Psalm 11:1 | Psalm 16:1 | Psalm 18:2-3 | Psalm 27:1 | Psalm 28:8 | Psalm 31:2 | Psalm 31:5 | Psalm 34:9 | Psalm 46:2 | Psalm 62:8-9 | Psalm 71:1 | Psalm 71:3 | Psalm 90:1 | Psalm 91:1-4 | Psalm 91:9 | Psalm 118:8 May this episode bless you and lift your spirits and remind you Who holds you right now & Who holds the world in His hands. *If you’d like to connect with me after this and request prayers or chat further, you can reach out to me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or you can email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I would love to connect with you. Thank you so much for being here and God bless you!
06:19
June 4, 2020
54. Hope In God Amidst Unthinkable Loss | With Inspirational Speaker Beverly Shoemaker
You all are going to be so inspired today. I am so honored to have inspirational speaker Beverly Shoemaker here with me to start off the month of June, which is all about encouraging you lovely listeners. After losing two of her family members, Beverly had a choice : give up or trust God. She chose to believe that God is still good in the midst of unthinkable loss, and I pray that her story touches you and inspires you in your faith walk. If you have littles, definitely pop in those earbuds because some of the topics we discuss are sensitive in nature. I am so grateful that Beverly is sharing her story of hope with us today, because our world needs a whole lot more hope! If you have suffered a loss, I know you will find encouragement in hearing Beverly’s testimony. To connect with Beverly after this, visit her website at www.beverlyshoemaker.com or connect with her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/bev.shoemaker and you can also find her on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/treasuredtears/ - Beverly would love to connect with you and support you. *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:55
June 1, 2020
53.75 Part 3: What Are My Child’s Needs? Delight & Boundaries with Authors Jeffrey & Amy Olrick
*This is Part 3* Calling all parents! I am chatting with authors Jeffrey and Amy Olrick today in a 3 part interview all about how we can meet our child’s needs in a practical, simple and God-centered way. Their book is called “The 6 Needs Of Every Child: Empowering Parents And Kids Through The Science Of Connection” and it has been a big blessing in my life. As parents themselves, Jeffrey and Amy bring a unique voice to this idea of needs. The simple approach they take combined with Jeffrey’s expertise as a child clinical psychologist, makes this book a must-read for all parents! You can preorder it now and it will be available to the public on June 9, 2020. I am thrilled that I got a chance to read it in advance and can totally vouch for it In Part 1 of our conversation (Episode 53), we are laying the foundation for the conversation by beginning with the science of attachment and why that matters. We are also beginning the discussion on how we can delight in our children. In Part 2 (Episode 53.5), we talk about how Jesus rejoices over us and how that relates to delighting in our children and we discuss why boundaries matter too. In Part 3 (this episode) we get super practical about handling bedtime battles and how to set loving boundaries with our kids. I cannot wait for you to learn from Amy and Jeffrey’s years of wisdom, trial and error, research and their openness and willingness to share with others parents. Enjoy this talk and I know you will walk away feeling equipped and refreshed in your parenthood journey! To learn more about Jeffrey and Amy, visit their website by clicking here - https://www.growingconnected.com - or connect with them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/growingconnected or on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/growingconnected/?tsid=0.6124819201764952&source=result - they would love to hear from you! To buy their book, click here - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0310358078/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1590624490&sr=8-1 - I promise you love it! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
11:22
May 29, 2020
53.5 Part 2: What Are My Child’s Needs? Delight & Boundaries with Authors Jeffrey & Amy Olrick
*This is Part 2* Calling all parents! I am chatting with authors Jeffrey and Amy Olrick today in a 3 part interview all about how we can meet our child’s needs in a practical, simple and God-centered way. Their book is called “The 6 Needs Of Every Child: Empowering Parents And Kids Through The Science Of Connection” and it has been a big blessing in my life. As parents themselves, Jeffrey and Amy bring a unique voice to this idea of needs. The simple approach they take combined with Jeffrey’s expertise as a child clinical psychologist, makes this book a must-read for all parents! You can preorder it now and it will be available to the public on June 9, 2020. I am thrilled that I got a chance to read it in advance and can totally vouch for it In Part 1 of our conversation (Episode 53), we are laying the foundation for the conversation by beginning with the science of attachment and why that matters. We are also beginning the discussion on how we can delight in our children. In Part 2 (this episode), we talk about how Jesus rejoices over us and how that relates to delighting in our children and we discuss why boundaries matter too. In Part 3 (Episode 53.75) we get super practical about handling bedtime battles and how to set loving boundaries with our kids. I cannot wait for you to learn from Amy and Jeffrey’s years of wisdom, trial and error, research and their openness and willingness to share with others parents. Enjoy this talk and I know you will walk away feeling equipped and refreshed in your parenthood journey! To learn more about Jeffrey and Amy, visit their website by clicking here - https://www.growingconnected.com - or connect with them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/growingconnected or on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/growingconnected/?tsid=0.6124819201764952&source=result - they would love to hear from you! To buy their book, click here - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0310358078/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1590624490&sr=8-1 - I promise you love it! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
20:00
May 29, 2020
53. Part 1: What Are My Child’s Needs? Delight & Boundaries with Authors Jeffrey & Amy Olrick
Calling all parents! I am chatting with authors Jeffrey and Amy Olrick today in a 3 part interview all about how we can meet our child’s needs in a practical, simple and God-centered way. Their book is called “The 6 Needs Of Every Child: Empowering Parents And Kids Through The Science Of Connection” and it has been a big blessing in my life. As parents themselves, Jeffrey and Amy bring a unique voice to this idea of needs. The simple approach they take combined with Jeffrey’s expertise as a child clinical psychologist, makes this book a must-read for all parents! You can preorder it now and it will be available to the public on June 9, 2020. I am thrilled that I got a chance to read it in advance and can totally vouch for it In Part 1 of our conversation (this episode), we are laying the foundation for the conversation by beginning with the science of attachment and why that matters. We are also beginning the discussion on how we can delight in our children. In Part 2 (Episode 53.5), we talk about how Jesus rejoices over us and how that relates to delighting in our children and we discuss why boundaries matter too. In Part 3 (Episode 53.75) we get super practical about handling bedtime battles and how to set loving boundaries with our kids. I cannot wait for you to learn from Amy and Jeffrey’s years of wisdom, trial and error, research and their openness and willingness to share with others parents. Enjoy this talk and I know you will walk away feeling equipped and refreshed in your parenthood journey! To learn more about Jeffrey and Amy, visit their website by clicking here - https://www.growingconnected.com - or connect with them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/growingconnected or on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/growingconnected/?tsid=0.6124819201764952&source=result - they would love to hear from you! To buy their book, click here - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0310358078/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1590624490&sr=8-1 - I promise you love it! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
20:00
May 29, 2020
52. God’s Power Is Limitless | with Kingdom Coach Kelsey Joy
My guest today is seriously a JOY! Kelsey Joy coaches women to step into all God has called them to be and today she is sharing about God’s limitless power and the abundance that awaits you! I know you will be so inspired by what Kelsey shares today, friends. To connect with Kelsey after this, visit her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/joybydesign.co or find her on Facebook in her fabulous Kingdom Dreamers group here - https://m.facebook.com/groups/1498698133612934?multi_permalinks=1689053454577400%2C1689038251245587%2C1686886064794139%2C1686890524793693%2C1679282278887851&notif_t=group_activity&notif_id=1590243321875559&ref=m_notif - I know you will be uplifted by what she shares in the social media space. She also shares on her Joy By Design page where you can get a joyful t-shirt and get inspired by the videos she posts - https://m.facebook.com/joybydesign.co/ - I am so grateful to be a part of this positive group of ladies. Enjoy this chat with Kelsey Joy and definitely reach out to her after this! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
18:01
May 28, 2020
51. Nontoxic Living CAN Be Simple | with Course Creator Courtney Sewell
I am so excited to have my friend Courtney Sewell on the podcast today! She is super passionate about detoxifying your home and living a simple nontoxic lifestyle. You will love hearing from this sweet mama and podcast host! Check out Courtney’s podcast Nontoxic Healthy Mom by clicking here: https://anchor.fm/courtney-sewell & in short bite-sized episodes Courtney is empowering you to make healthier choices for your family. I am so grateful for this mompreneur and I know you will appreciate what she shares. You can also connect with Courtney on Instagram at www.instagram.com/nontoxichealthymom or on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/Nontoxicfrugalmom/?tsid=0.03425895576041782&source=result - she would love to connect with you and share more about how to make your home less toxic. Enjoy this conversation and get ready to feel more empowered and educated! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
16:46
May 27, 2020
50. Women Teaching Women & Community Over Competition | With Lana Sullivan from Girl, Teach Me
I am so excited to bring you this inspiring interview with my sweet friend, Lana Sullivan. Lana founded the ministry Girl, Teach Me out of a heart for lifting up other women and creating a community of women teaching other women. What she is doing is so beautiful and Lana truly has an amazing heart for the Lord. Listen in to our conversation as we talk about what she’s doing with Girl, Teach Me and how she believes we need to cultivate community over competition. You can connect with Lana after this by visiting her over on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/girlteachme or you can connect with her on her website at www.girlteachme.com where she shares incredible resources and excellent videos to encourage you in your faith and teach you some amazing new skills. I am so grateful for Lana’s friendship and I cannot wait for you to hear from this sweet lady. Enjoy, friends! And yay for 50 episodes!!! Stay tuned for some exciting new announcements in the coming months - I have so much goodness planned for you, friend! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:59
May 25, 2020
49.5 Part 2: Ready To Own Your Time? Listen In! My Chat with Rainy Barton from More Time Mama
*This is Part 2* Join me for a fabulous conversation with Rainy Barton, productivity coach and the host of the More Time Mama Podcast. In this 2 part interview, Rainy shares some super practical and actionable tips to help us hone in on our priorities and better manage our time. I’m so excited for you to hear from this lovely mama! Check out Rainy’s podcast by clicking here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-more-time-mama-podcast/id1497236986 - her episodes are jam packed with actionable content and is super inspirational. You can also connect with Rainy by visiting her on Instagram www.instagram.com/moretimemama or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/3183736991643551/ or on her website at www.moretimemama.com - she would love to connect with you! To grab her FREE Goal-Setting Series, click here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e8bbddab68c420026b53c4c and goodness will be delivered to your inbox! Enjoy this interview, lovely friend! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
13:26
May 21, 2020
49. Ready To Own Your Time? Listen In! My Chat with Rainy Barton from More Time Mama (Part 1)
Join me for a fabulous conversation with Rainy Barton, productivity coach and the host of the More Time Mama Podcast. In this 2 part interview, Rainy shares some super practical and actionable tips to help us hone in on our priorities and better manage our time. I’m so excited for you to hear from this lovely mama! Check out Rainy’s podcast by clicking here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-more-time-mama-podcast/id1497236986 - her episodes are jam packed with actionable content and is super inspirational. You can also connect with Rainy by visiting her on Instagram www.instagram.com/moretimemama or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/3183736991643551/ or on her website at www.moretimemama.com - she would love to connect with you! To grab her FREE Goal-Setting Series, click here https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e8bbddab68c420026b53c4c and goodness will be delivered to your inbox! Enjoy this interview, lovely friend! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
16:25
May 21, 2020
48.5 Part 2: Does Balance In Mom Life Exist? Lessons Learned From Business Owner Ashley Spriggs
*This is Part 2 of my interview with Ashley Spriggs. Join me for a fabulous conversation about “balance” and how my guest looks at this. Ashley Spriggs is a mama to two littles and just launched her PR company called Pivot Media. As a work from home mom, Ashley wears many hats and has learned a thing or two about “balance”. In this 2 part interview you will be inspired and encouraged in your own mom life, whatever that looks like for you. Tune in now, you will love hearing from Ashley! To connect with Ashley’s business page on Instagram, head over to www.instagram.com/pivotmediaco learn more about her PR company there. If you want to follow along with her family and their pastoral ministry (and see super cute pics of her kids), you can go to www.instagram.com/ashleynspriggs and connect with Ashley there. May this episode equip you and inspire you, lovely mama friend! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
10:15
May 20, 2020
48. Does Balance In Mom Life Exist? Lessons Learned From Business Owner Ashley Spriggs (Part 1)
Join me for a fabulous conversation about “balance” and how my guest looks at this. Ashley Spriggs is a mama to two littles and just launched her PR company called Pivot Media. As a work from home mom, Ashley wears many hats and has learned a thing or two about “balance”. In this 2 part interview you will be inspired and encouraged in your own mom life, whatever that looks like for you. Tune in now, you will love hearing from Ashley! To connect with Ashley’s business page on Instagram, head over to www.instagram.com/pivotmediaco learn more about her PR company there. If you want to follow along with her family and their pastoral ministry (and see super cute pics of her kids), you can go to www.instagram.com/ashleynspriggs and connect with Ashley there. May this episode equip you and inspire you, lovely mama friend! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
18:03
May 20, 2020
47.5 Jennifer Allwood Part 2: Your Kids Are Watching You On Your Phone In The Morning
This is Part 2 of my conversation with the fabulous Jennifer Allwood. In Part 1 we chatted about a life-giving morning routine that is low pressure and will help you realize that your morning doesn’t need to be Instagram worthy. In Part 2, we build on that conversation and talk a lot about social media and phone use. I can’t wait for you to hear from Jennifer and I encourage you to listen to her podcast too! It’s called The Jennifer Allwood Show and it’s full of business tips, encouragement and lots of Jesus! Click here to listen in - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jennifer-allwood-show/id1206006469?i=1000469225535 - you will love her show! To connect with her on the ‘gram head over to www.Instagram.com/Jenniferallwood or visit her website at www.jenniferallwood.com where you can learn how to work with Jennifer. Also, you have to get yourself (and a friend) a copy of her book “Fear Is Not The Boss Of You”. I legit read it in a week! A must-read for all women! Click here to read the first chapter for free - https://jenniferallwood.com/book/ - and once you read it you will definitely want to buy the book! Now enjoy this incredible interview with the inspiring Jennifer Allwood!
19:07
May 18, 2020
47. If You Feel Pressure To Have The Perfect Morning Routine, Listen In To My Guest Jennifer Allwood
I am joined by the fabulous Jennifer Allwood today to chat about a life-giving morning routine that is low pressure and will help you realize that your morning doesn’t need to be Instagram worthy. In fact, Jennifer and I talk a lot about social media and phone use in Part 2 of our conversation. In this first part of our awesome convo, we talk about Jennifer’s incredible business & what her morning looks like as the CEO of her own business. I can’t wait for you to hear from Jennifer and I encourage you to listen to her podcast too! It’s called The Jennifer Allwood Show and it’s full of business tips, encouragement and lots of Jesus! Click here to listen in - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jennifer-allwood-show/id1206006469?i=1000469225535 - you will love her show! To connect with her on the ‘gram head over to www.Instagram.com/Jenniferallwood or visit her website at www.jenniferallwood.com where you can learn how to work with Jennifer. Also, you have to get yourself (and a friend) a copy of her book “Fear Is Not The Boss Of You”. I legit read it in a week! A must-read for all women! Click here to read the first chapter for free - https://jenniferallwood.com/book/ - and once you read it you will definitely want to buy the book! Now enjoy this incredible interview with the inspiring Jennifer Allwood!
19:58
May 18, 2020
46.5 Ditch The Mom Guilt & Let’s Get Mindful, Mamas | with Karen from Finding Your Momtra (Part 2)
*This is Part 2* Let’s get rid of that mom guilt and embrace mindfulness, lovely ladies! If you’re a mama of littles, you are going to love this episode today! I am joined by Karen Liebner, the founder of Finding Your Momtra, a community of moms who are committed to becoming the moms they want to be. Through her blog at www.findingyourmomtra.com and on her podcast Finding Your Momtra Podcast - click here to listen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-85-good-moms-have-bad-days-with-eren-simpson/id1365979500?i=1000474228008 - Karen will encourage and empower you to be the mom you’ve always wanted to be. Listen in today to our conversation about how to let go of mom guilt and get present, intentional and MINDFUL. To grab a copy of Karen’s guide “5 Minutes of Mindfulness without the Mom Guilt” - click here https://mailchi.mp/fb1f7cdaf239/mindfulmom & you will be able to quickly download it and start using it!
13:06
May 14, 2020
46. Ditch The Mom Guilt & Let’s Get Mindful, Mamas | with Karen from Finding Your Momtra (Part 1)
Let’s get rid of that mom guilt and embrace mindfulness, lovely ladies! If you’re a mama of littles, you are going to love this episode today! I am joined by Karen Liebner, the founder of Finding Your Momtra, a community of moms who are committed to becoming the moms they want to be. Through her blog at www.findingyourmomtra.com and on her podcast Finding Your Momtra Podcast - click here to listen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-85-good-moms-have-bad-days-with-eren-simpson/id1365979500?i=1000474228008 - Karen will encourage and empower you to be the mom you’ve always wanted to be. Listen in today to our conversation about how to let go of mom guilt and get present, intentional and MINDFUL. To grab a copy of Karen’s guide “5 Minutes of Mindfulness without the Mom Guilt” - click here https://mailchi.mp/fb1f7cdaf239/mindfulmom & you will be able to quickly download it and start using it!
14:22
May 14, 2020
Author Spotlight #5: Who Does God Say That I Am? | with author Jessica Lewis
Can we raise children who are grateful, grounded and prayerful? And who does God say that I am? Tune in to this interview with author Jessica Lewis where she shares with us who we are in Christ and also shares her amazing resource with us, her book called the “Gratitude Journal and Devotional for Kids & Teens”. My daughter and I have been doing this gratitude journal together and it is such a beautiful way to spend quality time and remember how good God is. I know you will enjoy this interview with the lovely Jessica Lewis and I know you’ll want a copy of this book for your family and for your friends! Head over to Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Gratitude-Journal-Devotional-Kids-gratitude/dp/B085WFZ95Y/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=jessica+lewis+gratitude+journal&qid=1589317943&sprefix=jessica+lewis&sr=8-3 to pick a copy today! You can connect with Jessica further by visiting her on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/gratitudegiveslife where she shares lots of goodness! Enjoy this interview, lovely friends! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:59
May 13, 2020
45.5 Intentional Entrepreneurial Life | With Business Coach Kristen Boss (Part 2)
What if your business journey could be filled with intention and purpose? May is the month of Mompreneurs and this lovely mama on the show today is so inspiring. Mompreneur & business coach Kristen Boss is joining me today for a fabulous chat about how the entrepreneurial life can be filled with purpose and intention. Kristen helps entrepreneurs to get clear on their mission and purpose so they can make an impact and live a joy-filled & intentional life. Join us for a 2 part conversation that is sure to inspire any budding entrepreneur. To connect with Kristen after this, visit her website at www.kristenboss.com where she has amazing free resources to help you get focused on who it is you serve as well as options for working with her. To get in her free Facebook community, click here - https://m.facebook.com/groups/2382120382045845?tsid=0.16698125251354456&source=result - you will love the value in this supportive group. I actually have upcoming podcast guests I met through this group! So much fun! Ok mama friend, enjoy this fabulous interview! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
07:21
May 11, 2020
45. Intentional Entrepreneurial Life | With Business Coach Kristen Boss (Part 1)
What if your business journey could be filled with intention and purpose? May is the month of Mompreneurs and this lovely mama on the show today is so inspiring. Mompreneur & business coach Kristen Boss is joining me today for a fabulous chat about how the entrepreneurial life can be filled with purpose and intention. Kristen helps entrepreneurs to get clear on their mission and purpose so they can make an impact and live a joy-filled & intentional life. Join us for a 2 part conversation that is sure to inspire any budding entrepreneur. To connect with Kristen after this, visit her website at www.kristenboss.com where she has amazing free resources to help you get focused on who it is you serve as well as options for working with her. To get in her free Facebook community, click here - https://m.facebook.com/groups/2382120382045845?tsid=0.16698125251354456&source=result - you will love the value in this supportive group. I actually have upcoming podcast guests I met through this group! So much fun! Ok mama friend, enjoy this fabulous interview! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
16:39
May 11, 2020
Bonus #18: The One Mindset Hack To Enjoy Your Motherhood More Today
Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the mamas and mamas to be! And even if you aren’t a mama, all women are called to be spiritual mothers and I bet you are a mentor for someone, lovely lady. Ok, so in today’s episode I’m sharing ONE mindset hack to enjoy your motherhood more today! Tune in and may your family be blessed! Xoxo
05:08
May 9, 2020
Women of the Word #16: Readings for Sunday, May 10th
Join me as I review the Sunday mass readings. Today is the last installment of Women of the Word, at least for now. I’m practicing what I preach and being intentional with my time and making sure I give my family enough of myself in this busy season of raising littles. I will continue with at least one episode a week on the podcast, and I have some awesome interviews coming up! To continue reviewing the Sunday mass readings every Friday, check out the Food For The Journey podcast with Sr. Ann Shields - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ave-maria-radio-food-for-the-journey/id696793170 - her reflections are beautiful and always less than 20 minutes. In today’s episode, I’m reviewing the readings for the upcoming Sunday mass and we will take some time to prepare our hearts and minds for the sabbath. Join me for some time that I pray leads you closer to the Lord. God bless you! To know when I publish new episodes, Subscribe to the podcast & become a newsletter subscriber by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you join our Community! Email subscribers get weekly devotionals and pretty phone wallpaper to encourage you & inspire you in your walk with the Lord. You can also follow me on Instagram for extra inspiration and encouragement - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends!
09:27
May 8, 2020
44.5 Clarity Coaching with Stefanie Gass Part 2 | Pursuing Your God-Led Calling
Ever wondered what it would be like to be coached by someone who helps women discover their God-led calling? My guest Stefanie Gass brings the fire today! Stef is basically giving you all a clarity coaching session here on the podcast! I am so honored to be joined by Stefanie Gass, clarity coach for Christian mompreneurs, host of the top rated podcast The Mompreneur Mastermind Show, & digital course creator who helps women uplevel their business and launch successful podcasts. Impressed yet?? Today in this two part interview, Stefanie walks us through some really important questions to help us to start to discover where God may be leading us. Get out a pen and paper because you are definitely going to want to take notes! To connect with Stephanie after this interview, visit her website at www.stefaniegass.com and join her Facebook group community The Mompreneur Mastermind Show Sisterhood by clicking here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/successwithstefanie/ - Stef and the other almost 3,000 members share so much goodness in there! Definitely check out her fabulous podcast by clicking here - http://bit.ly/themompreneurmastermindshow - you will be super inspired & equipped. Stefanie also hangs out a lot on Instagram, so find her at www.Instagram.com/stefaniegass and DM Stef on Instagram and let her know your biggest takeaway from today’s interview. Make sure to take a screenshot and post on your Instagram stories so we know you’re listening and tag @500secondstojoypodcast and @stefaniegass - you can share your biggest takeaway there too! Enjoy this conversation and I pray it brings you clarity and lots of Holy Spirit moments! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
20:00
May 7, 2020
44. Clarity Coaching with Stefanie Gass Part 1 | Pursuing Your God-Led Calling
Ever wondered what it would be like to be coached by someone who helps women discover their God-led calling? My guest Stefanie Gass brings the fire today! Stef is basically giving you all a clarity coaching session here on the podcast! I am so honored to be joined by Stefanie Gass, clarity coach for Christian mompreneurs, host of the top rated podcast The Mompreneur Mastermind Show, & digital course creator who helps women uplevel their business and launch successful podcasts. Impressed yet?? Today in this two part interview, Stefanie walks us through some really important questions to help us to start to discover where God may be leading us. Get out a pen and paper because you are definitely going to want to take notes! To connect with Stephanie after this interview, visit her website at www.stefaniegass.com and join her Facebook group community The Mompreneur Mastermind Show Sisterhood by clicking here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/successwithstefanie/ - Stef and the other almost 3,000 members share so much goodness in there! Definitely check out her fabulous podcast by clicking here - http://bit.ly/themompreneurmastermindshow - you will be super inspired & equipped. Stefanie also hangs out a lot on Instagram, so find her at www.Instagram.com/stefaniegass and DM Stef on Instagram and let her know your biggest takeaway from today’s interview. Make sure to take a screenshot and post to your Instagram stories so we know you’re listening and tag @500secondstojoypodcast and @stefaniegass - you can share your biggest takeaway there too! Enjoy this conversation and I pray it brings you clarity and lots of Holy Spirit moments! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I have a devotional message for you as well as an inspiring phone wallpaper for you. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
15:49
May 7, 2020
Bonus #17: Is Teaching The Faith At Home Really That Simple? | w/ spiritual director Jennifer Bell
This is Part 2 of a fabulous 2 part conversation with spiritual director and catechist (aka teacher) for The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Jennifer Bell. Jennifer has worked with children for 23 years and taught this Montessori method of sharing the faith with young children. It is a beautiful method and Jennifer will share with us some simple and powerful truths about teaching our children the faith at home. I was so inspired by this conversation and I know you will be too! Jennifer has an opportunity to meet with you virtually in the upcoming weeks to continue this conversation. If you are interested in learning more about teaching your children the faith or are interested in spiritual direction with Jennifer, visit her website at www.spiritdirection.com - Jennifer is a lovely soul with a heart for God and I can’t wait for you to hear from her today! I’m so grateful to have you here listening, sweet friend! Let me know your biggest takeaway by taking a screenshot and tagging me on Instagram @500secondstojoypodcast or you can send me a DM by clicking here - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends! God bless you and your families!
12:48
May 7, 2020
Bonus #16: How Can We Teach Our Kids The Faith At Home? | w/ spiritual director Jennifer Bell
This is Part 1 of a fabulous 2 part conversation with spiritual director and catechist (aka teacher) for The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Jennifer Bell. Jennifer has worked with children for 23 years and taught this Montessori method of sharing the faith with young children. It is a beautiful method and Jennifer will share with us some simple and powerful truths about teaching our children the faith at home. I was so inspired by this conversation and I know you will be too! Jennifer has an opportunity to meet with you virtually in the upcoming weeks to continue this conversation. If you are interested in learning more about teaching your children the faith or are interested in spiritual direction with Jennifer, visit her website at www.spiritdirection.com - Jennifer is a lovely soul with a heart for God and I can’t wait for you to hear from her today! I’m so grateful to have you here listening, sweet friend! Let me know your biggest takeaway by taking a screenshot and tagging me on Instagram @500secondstojoypodcast or you can send me a DM by clicking here - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends! God bless you and your families!
18:51
May 7, 2020
43.5 Fill Your Mama Cup Cuz You Are Worth It | with Lori Beth Auldridge from Yaya Mamas (Part 2)
This is Part 2! Every mama (and aspiring mama) needs to tune in to this episode today! I am joined by fellow podcaster, Lori Beth Auldridge, host of the Elevating Motherhood podcast, work at home mama of 3, wife, friend, sister, blogger, homeschooler, wanna be homesteader, business owner, webinar creator, avid reader, and so much more. Lori Beth is here to talk with me about filling our mama cup and how mamas are totally worthy of time! We serve our families all day and it’s time to check in with ourselves and ask ourselves if we are pouring into ourselves as well. In this two part interview, Lori Beth and I discuss practical ways to do this, and one option is to journal for just 5 minutes a day, and Lori Beth has guides journal prompts on her website: http://www.yayamamas.com/guided-journals/ - definitely check out these journal prompts to begin the important work of introspection. Like Lori Beth says in our chat, just start with 5 minutes! I’m excited for you to hear from such a lovely, caring mama who is all about creating a mom community & lifting one another up. To connect with Lori Beth after this interview, visit her podcast website at http://www.elevatingmotherhood.com or visit her other website about her mom community at www.yayamamas.com - so much goodness there! To connect on social media, follow Lori Beth on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/loribethauldridge or follow her pages on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/elevatingmotherhood/ and https://m.facebook.com/yayamamasblog/ - she’s created beautiful communities on social! To listen to Lori Beth’s podcast, click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/elevating-motherhood/id1479731562 - if you love my podcast you will love her podcast as well! Thanks for being here, lovely friends! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
14:20
May 4, 2020
43. Fill Your Mama Cup Cuz You Are Worth It | with Lori Beth Auldridge from Yaya Mamas (Part 1)
Every mama (and aspiring mama) needs to tune in to this episode today! I am joined by fellow podcaster, Lori Beth Auldridge, host of the Elevating Motherhood podcast, work at home mama of 3, wife, friend, sister, blogger, homeschooler, wanna be homesteader, business owner, webinar creator, avid reader, and so much more. Lori Beth is here to talk with me about filling our mama cup and how mamas are totally worthy of time! We serve our families all day and it’s time to check in with ourselves and ask ourselves if we are pouring into ourselves as well. In this two part interview, Lori Beth and I discuss practical ways to do this, and one option is to journal for just 5 minutes a day, and Lori Beth has guides journal prompts on her website: http://www.yayamamas.com/guided-journals/ - definitely check out these journal prompts to begin the important work of introspection. Like Lori Beth says in our chat, just start with 5 minutes! I’m excited for you to hear from such a lovely, caring mama who is all about creating a mom community & lifting one another up. To connect with Lori Beth after this interview, visit her podcast website at http://www.elevatingmotherhood.com or visit her other website about her mom community at www.yayamamas.com - so much goodness there! To connect on social media, follow Lori Beth on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/loribethauldridge or follow her pages on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/elevatingmotherhood/ and https://m.facebook.com/yayamamasblog/ - she’s created beautiful communities on social! To listen to Lori Beth’s podcast, click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/elevating-motherhood/id1479731562 - if you love my podcast you will love her podcast as well! Thanks for being here, lovely friends! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
20:00
May 4, 2020
Women of the Word #15: Readings for Sunday, May 3, 2020
Join me as I review the Sunday mass readings. Today is the 15th installment of Women of the Word. In this Friday series, we review the readings for the upcoming Sunday mass and we take some time to prepare our hearts and minds for the sabbath. Join me for some time that I pray leads you closer to the Lord. God bless you! To know when I publish new episodes, Subscribe to the podcast & become a newsletter subscriber by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you join our Community! Email subscribers get weekly devotionals and pretty phone wallpaper to encourage you & inspire you in your walk with the Lord. You can also follow me on Instagram for extra inspiration and encouragement - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends!
06:57
May 1, 2020
42. Less Stuff, Less Stress, More Memories | with Melissa Sunday from Project Simplify
Join me for a chat with Melissa Sunday from Project Simplify, a mama on a mission to have less stuff, less stress, and more memories! She shares practical tips and will inspire you to simplify your life & declutter! You will definitely be inspired by Melissa and her sweet mama heart. To connect with her, visit her on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/projectsimplify.co - her photos are beautiful and inspiring. *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:19
April 30, 2020
Author Spotlight #4: For The Mom Who Is Tired Of Laundry | Life Is Maintenance with Stephanie Pletka
Are you tired of cleaning, doing all that laundry, washing all those dishes? You’re not alone, sista! Join me for an encouraging conversation with author Stephanie Pletka all about the fact that life is maintenance. Stephanie Pletka was on the podcast before (click here to listen - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/500-seconds-to-joy-mom-life-encouragement/id1481909779?i=1000463446931 - this is Bonus Episode #8) and I’m so honored to have her back to talk more about her fabulous book, “Living Your Best Life: Letting Go Of Self-Doubt, Fear, And Other’s Expectations To Live The Life You’ve Always Dreamed.” One of the chapters in her book is all about this and we dive into this topic very deeply. You will feel free and so hopeful after this episode (I hope!). Stephanie Pletka is so encouraging and speaks life into the hard parts of motherhood. I love her wisdom and kind mama heart. Get ready to feel encouraged and also so inspired & loved. You are doing a wonderful job, mama! To connect with Stephanie after this conversation, visit her website at www.stephaniepletka.com or find her on Instagram at Instagram.com/stephaniepletka - she would love to connect with you! To order her book on Amazon (I did!) click here: https://www.amazon.com/Living-Your-Best-Life-Expectations/dp/1640859780 & I know you will love this book! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
16:46
April 29, 2020
41.5 Where To Start When Reading Your Bible | with life & biz coach Morgan Sanders (Part 2)
So excited to have you tune in to my conversation with the lovely Morgan Sanders! This is Part 2! Morgan is super passionate about Jesus and in this 2 part interview she is giving us practical tips all about reading our Bibles. I love what she shares and how approachable and simple her approach is - the key is just starting! Tune in and be inspired! This conversation is for anyone who is wanting to be encouraged and also have some practical tips to reading the Bible more intentionally. Morgan shared a fabulous resource with us and I’m so excited because it’s so pretty and also so helpful! Click here to grab it - https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e0b07a2efd02b0026c84f6d - I know it will help you in your Bible reading time! To connect with Morgan Sanders further and learn about her coaching or just follow her for faith & business inspiration, go to www.Instagram.com/morgandaniellesanders or connect with her in Facebook group https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=981269635542836&ref=content_filter - you will love what she shares in this Made Brave In Christ group. Also, keep on the lookout for Morgan’s podcast coming soon! Now enjoy this fabulous interview, lovely friends! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
11:26
April 28, 2020
41. Where To Start When Reading Your Bible | with life & biz coach Morgan Sanders (Part 1)
So excited to have you tune in to my conversation with the lovely Morgan Sanders! Morgan is super passionate about Jesus and in this 2 part interview she is giving us practical tips all about reading our Bibles. I love what she shares and how approachable and simple her approach is - the key is just starting! Tune in and be inspired! This conversation is for anyone who is wanting to be encouraged and also have some practical tips to reading the Bible more intentionally. Morgan shared a fabulous resource with us and I’m so excited because it’s so pretty and also so helpful! Click here to grab it - https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e0b07a2efd02b0026c84f6d - I know it will help you in your Bible reading time! To connect with Morgan Sanders further and learn about her coaching or just follow her for faith & business inspiration, go to www.Instagram.com/morgandaniellesanders or connect with her in Facebook group https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=981269635542836&ref=content_filter - you will love what she shares in this Made Brave In Christ group. Also, keep on the lookout for Morgan’s podcast coming soon! Now enjoy this fabulous interview, lovely friends! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
16:06
April 28, 2020
40. The Jen Fulwiler Show | My Interview on Jen’s Show All About Pursuing Your God-Given Passions
***Jen Fulwiler’s new book, “Your Blue Flame: Drop The Guilt And Do What Makes You Come Alive” is available for pre-order NOW & it is available everywhere tomorrow, April 28, 2020! It is an amazing book that I literally read in a week! (I got an advanced copy.) Do yourself a favor and buy a copy for yourself and another for a friend! Click here - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/031034977X/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1587873322&sr=8-1 - and grab it! I promise you will love this book.*** Ok, so about today’s awesome episode! It’s an incredible honor to share this interview with you today! I was on The Jen Fulwiler Show recently and they shared the audio with me - so kind! Jen Fulwiler is a stand-up comedian, author, host of the Sirius XM radio show The Jen Fulwiler Show, and a Catholic mom to 6 kiddos. I’m super excited for you all to hear our interview where we talk about just starting when you feel called to something, letting go of perfectionism, isolation in motherhood, and more! To hear more from Jen Fulwiler, check out her show on Sirius XM Radio Channel 129. Go to www.siriusxm.com and www.thecatholicchannel.org for more information. You can also go to www.jenniferfulwiler.com for more information or you can connect with Jen on Instagram at www.instagram.com/JenniferFulwiler - what Jen shares is hilarious! Enjoy this interview, friends! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:28
April 27, 2020
Women of the Word #14: Readings for Sunday, April 26th
Join me as I review the Sunday mass readings. Today is the 14th installment of Women of the Word. In this Friday series, we review the readings for the upcoming Sunday mass and we take some time to prepare our hearts and minds for the sabbath. Join me for some time that I pray leads you closer to the Lord. God bless you! To know when I publish new episodes, Subscribe to the podcast & become a newsletter subscriber by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you join our Community! You can also follow me on Instagram for extra inspiration and encouragement - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends!
12:24
April 25, 2020
Bonus #15: Read Your Bible Series | Practicing Contemplation - Put Yourself in the Story
Today is a continuation of the St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises way of reading your Bible. Yesterday I chatted about Lectio Divina and today I am talking about the method of Contemplation when reading a Bible story. In today’s episode, I explain how you can put yourself in the Bible story and make it come alive. Taking the story of the multiplication of the loaves, you pretend like you are there and you again read the story twice and ask yourself the following questions: what do I see, what do I hear, who am I, what do I smell, what am I doing, where am I, what am I thinking. This method of reading the Bible really invites us into the story to feel like we are part of the Bible narrative. Here are a few passage you could try this with: Luke 10:38-42, Luke 12:1-9, Luke 24:1-12, John 14:1-14, Matthew 3:1-12, Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 5: 21-43. May this episode bless you in your prayer life as you draw closer to the Lord in the words of the Holy Bible. ********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
07:49
April 24, 2020
Bonus #14: Read Your Bible Series | Lectio Divina with the Feeding of the 5,000
Join me for a quick look at one way to read the Bible: Lectio Divina (“Divine Reading”). This practice is inspired by the St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises and it is a way of deepening your understanding of scripture. Put simply, you practice Lectio Divina by reading a passage in the Bible two times, and the second time you look for a word or phrase that jumps out at you, and then you bring it to God in prayer and ask Him what He wants to teach you. I explain more in the episode and I pray it blesses you! I talk about the podcast Enneagram & Coffee in the episode and here’s a link to listen to that show - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/enneagram-coffee/id1447982978 - it’s not Christian but what the host shares is valuable and interesting. To listen to a Christian podcast about the Enneagram, check out the newly released show Your Enneagram Coach by clicking here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-enneagram-coach-the-podcast/id1504530276 - the host Beth is seriously so wise and everything she shares is Christ-centered. I hope you enjoy this bonus episode today and tomorrow I will have another one that goes into another aspect of St. Ignatian Spirituality. ********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
07:54
April 23, 2020
39.75 Want Joy & Peace Today? Open That Bible | a chat with woman’s pastor Lisa Thompson (Part 3)
It’s an honor to be joined by woman’s pastor Lisa Thompson today! She is so passionate about the Bible and her words of encouragement for you today in this 3 part series will inspire you in a whole new way! Not only is Lisa a mom (of 4), she leads women at her church and equips them to dig into their Bible. I’m so excited for what God is going to do in your life after you hear Lisa speak! I have personally been so inspired and have taken action to read my Bible more! As a Catholic Christian, I have discovered the beauty of the Word in a whole new way this past year and Lisa has been one of the speakers who has really inspired me in my faith walk & in reading my Bible. Lisa is not only inspiring, she will encourage you to take action and ask Jesus to help you in this exciting adventure of reading your Bible. Listen in to this awesome interview and then definitely connect with Lisa over Instagram and let her know your biggest takeaway! I know she loves continuing to encourage women. You can find her at www.instagram.com/lisaannthompson - I know she would love to be virtual friends! And you can connect with me over on Instagram too! You can go to www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast and let me know your favorite takeaway from today’s 3 part series. I pray that the words spoken encourage you to open that Bible and find that joy & peace that Jesus is ready and willing to give you!
16:33
April 22, 2020
39.5 Want Joy & Peace Today? Open That Bible | a chat with woman’s pastor Lisa Thompson (Part 2)
It’s an honor to be joined by woman’s pastor Lisa Thompson today! She is so passionate about the Bible and her words of encouragement for you today in this 3 part series will inspire you in a whole new way! Not only is Lisa a mom (of 4), she leads women at her church and equips them to dig into their Bible. I’m so excited for what God is going to do in your life after you hear Lisa speak! I have personally been so inspired and have taken action to read my Bible more! As a Catholic Christian, I have discovered the beauty of the Word in a whole new way this past year and Lisa has been one of the speakers who has really inspired me in my faith walk & in reading my Bible. Lisa is not only inspiring, she will encourage you to take action and ask Jesus to help you in this exciting adventure of reading your Bible. Listen in to this awesome interview and then definitely connect with Lisa over Instagram and let her know your biggest takeaway! I know she loves continuing to encourage women. You can find her at www.instagram.com/lisaannthompson - I know she would love to be virtual friends! And you can connect with me over on Instagram too! You can go to www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast and let me know your favorite takeaway from today’s 3 part series. I pray that the words spoken encourage you to open that Bible and find that joy & peace that Jesus is ready and willing to give you!
18:20
April 22, 2020
39. Want Joy & Peace Today? Open That Bible | a chat with woman’s pastor Lisa Thompson (Part 1)
It’s an honor to be joined by woman’s pastor Lisa Thompson today! She is so passionate about the Bible and her words of encouragement for you today in this 3 part series will inspire you in a whole new way! Not only is Lisa a mom (of 4), she leads women at her church and equips them to dig into their Bible. I’m so excited for what God is going to do in your life after you hear Lisa speak! I have personally been so inspired and have taken action to read my Bible more! As a Catholic Christian, I have discovered the beauty of the Word in a whole new way this past year and Lisa has been one of the speakers who has really inspired me in my faith walk & in reading my Bible. Lisa is not only inspiring, she will encourage you to take action and ask Jesus to help you in this exciting adventure of reading your Bible. Listen in to this awesome interview and then definitely connect with Lisa over Instagram and let her know your biggest takeaway! I know she loves continuing to encourage women. You can find her at www.instagram.com/lisaannthompson - I know she would love to be virtual friends! And you can connect with me over on Instagram too! You can go to www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast and let me know your favorite takeaway from today’s 3 part series. I pray that the words spoken encourage you to open that Bible and find that joy & peace that Jesus is ready and willing to give you!
19:37
April 22, 2020
Author Spotlight #3: Our Choices Matter: Let’s Choose Jesus | with author Neena Gaynor
I am honored to have another author on the podcast! Today for Author Spotlight, I’m joined by Neena Gaynor, author of the Christian contemporary romance novel, “The Bird and the Bees”, which is available NOW! Click here to grab your copy - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1951246314/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=neena+gaynor+book&qid=1587327159&sprefix=neena+&sr=8-2 - this novel is already in the top 100 on Amazon within 2 days of being released! Neena’s novel is all about life-giving choices and in today’s episode Neena really speaks life for all of us. You will love hearing from this lovely lady who has a deep love for the Lord. Neena’s kind soul and sweet encouragement will definitely put a smile on your face. To connect with Neena after this interview, visit her blog at http://www.wordslikehoney.com/ or follow her on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/neenagaynor/ or become friends on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/neenagaynor/ - I love the goodness she shares. Enjoy this lovely conversation, lovely friends! *****************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
17:20
April 21, 2020
38.5 Men Can Be Vulnerable & Lead Us | with John Edwards from Just A Guy In The Pew (Part 2)
*This is Part 2 of my interview with John Edwards!* Can men be vulnerable? Can we encourage our husbands to be spiritual leaders? My guest today would say yes and yes! I am joined by Catholic speaker John Edwards from Just A Guy In The Pew to talk all about vulnerability and spiritual leadership - what it means, how we can encourage our spouses to be vulnerable & lead, & how we can humble ourselves before God and be vulnerable with everyone. John Edwards has an incredible testimony about his conversion that happened in a jail cell - click here to watch https://youtu.be/ciJkWAH20sw - you will be so inspired! Today John will chat with us about what it means to be vulnerable and how we can practically encourage our husbands. You aren’t going to want to miss this two part interview, it seriously has been life changing for me! To connect with John Edwards after this, visit his website at www.justaguyinthepew.com or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/justaguyinthepew or on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/justaguyinthepew/ - John shares lots of simple gospel reflections I know you’ll love! You’ll also want to check out his podcast, Just A Guy In The Pew, by clicking here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/just-a-guy-in-the-pew/id1437638308 - this podcast is so encouraging and is for both men and women. I know you will love hearing from John, who is truly an authentic man of God who wants to spread the gospel and encourage you in your walk with the Lord! **********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:03
April 20, 2020
38. Men Can Be Vulnerable & Lead Us | with John Edwards from Just A Guy In The Pew (Part 1)
Can men be vulnerable? Can we encourage our husbands to be spiritual leaders? My guest today would say yes and yes! I am joined by Catholic speaker John Edwards from Just A Guy In The Pew to talk all about vulnerability and spiritual leadership - what it means, how we can encourage our spouses to be vulnerable & lead, & how we can humble ourselves before God and be vulnerable with everyone. John Edwards has an incredible testimony about his conversion that happened in a jail cell - click here to watch https://youtu.be/ciJkWAH20sw - you will be so inspired! Today John will chat with us about what it means to be vulnerable and how we can practically encourage our husbands. You aren’t going to want to miss this two part interview, it seriously has been life changing for me! To connect with John Edwards after this, visit his website at www.justaguyinthepew.com or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/justaguyinthepew or on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/justaguyinthepew/ - John shares lots of simple gospel reflections I know you’ll love! You’ll also want to check out his podcast, Just A Guy In The Pew, by clicking here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/just-a-guy-in-the-pew/id1437638308 - this podcast is so encouraging and is for both men and women. I know you will love hearing from John, who is truly an authentic man of God who wants to spread the gospel and encourage you in your walk with the Lord! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:46
April 20, 2020
Bonus #13: How Can We Fill Our Emptiness Right Now?
We all have emptiness inside we are longing to fill. What if we filled it with Jesus? What if we allowed Jesus to be with us in our mess instead of just saving him for Sundays? Tune in to a shorter episode full of encouragement, a big virtual hug and a huge dose of grace for all of us in this current season of sheltering in place. I pray this episode speaks to your sweet heart.
09:14
April 18, 2020
Women of the Word #13: Readings for Sunday, April 19th Divine Mercy Sunday
We need God’s word more than ever right now. Join me as I review the Sunday mass readings. Today is the 13th installment of Women of the Word. In this Friday series, we review the readings for the upcoming Sunday mass and we take some time to prepare our hearts and minds for the sabbath. Join me for some time that I pray leads you closer to the Lord. God bless you! To know when I publish new episodes, Subscribe to the podcast & become a newsletter subscriber by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you join our Community! You can also follow me on Instagram for extra inspiration and encouragement - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends!
13:03
April 17, 2020
Bonus #12: Need Peace, Busy Mama? Listen In To A Quick Psalm 23 Reflection
Need some peace today? Listen to some encouragement for your day and hear me read Psalm 23 to your sweet mama heart! Even if you aren’t a mom, I know we all need some biblical encouragement right now. I pray this short bonus episode blesses you, lovely friend!
02:10
April 17, 2020
Author Spotlight #2 Part 1: Empowered & Ready for Anything | with author Kathi Lipp
Welcome to the second author spotlight in this new series! I’m so honored to get to chat with so many talented and inspiring authors! Today I have author Kathi Lipp chatting with us about how to be empowered and ready for anything. Isn’t this a perfect time for this topic? I left the conversation feeling super empowered and I know you will too. Kathi helps people prepare for disasters in her newest book, “Ready for Anything: Prepare Your Heart And Home For Any Crisis Big Or Small”. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon if you want the paper copy or you can buy the e-book today! Click here to pre-order the paper copy - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0310358000/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1587009055&sr=8-1 - or click here to buy the e-book today - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B081MXVSGG/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1587009055&sr=8-1 - this book is such an excellent resource for years to come! I am so grateful Kathi shared her wisdom with me and now I can’t wait for you to hear from this lovely author. Enjoy, friends! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
19:05
April 16, 2020
Author Spotlight #2 Part 2: Empowered & Ready for Anything | with author Kathi Lipp
Welcome to the second author spotlight in this new series! I’m so honored to get to chat with so many talented and inspiring authors! Today I have author Kathi Lipp chatting with us about how to be empowered and ready for anything. Isn’t this a perfect time for this topic? I left the conversation feeling super empowered and I know you will too. Kathi helps people prepare for disasters in her newest book, “Ready for Anything: Prepare Your Heart And Home For Any Crisis Big Or Small”. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon if you want the paper copy or you can buy the e-book today! Click here to pre-order the paper copy - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0310358000/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1587009055&sr=8-1 - or click here to buy the e-book today - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B081MXVSGG/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1587009055&sr=8-1 - this book is such an excellent resource for years to come! I am so grateful Kathi shared her wisdom with me and now I can’t wait for you to hear from this lovely author. Enjoy, friends! *********************************************************To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) after this episode, head on over to Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email introducing yourself to 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! And if you’d like some extra encouragement and goodness in your email inbox, subscribe to my newsletter & I will drop you a note every week or two to add some joy to your day - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - click here to subscribe now. Also, if you’re loving this podcast I’d super appreciate it if you could rate and review the show so I can keep reaching more lovely listeners just like you! Lastly, click that subscribe button so you know when I come out with new episodes since I have been releasing extra episodes lately! I’m so grateful to have you as a listener and I pray that God blesses your day with joy and peace!
08:12
April 16, 2020
Author Spotlight #1 Part 2: Prioritize Prayer | with Tracy Steel, author of “A Redesigned Life”
I am so excited to bring you a new series! I have been planning this for a while and it’s finally here! Today is the first installment of the Author Spotlight series! Today I’m joined by Tracy Steel, author of “A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned”. You may have heard from her in Episode 19 of my podcast, and I’m super honored she’s chatting with me again! This time we are talking all about the importance of prioritizing prayer when you are writing, speaking, doing any type of ministry, and just living mom life in general. I am someone who struggles with “doing” things for God instead of “being” with God. If you need a reminder to keep your relationship with God as a priority, you are going to love this 2 part interview! To connect with Tracy after this, visit her website at www.tracymsteel.com or connect with her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/Tracymsteel - Tracy is a joy to be friends with! To grab a copy of her fabulous and inspiring book, head to Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Redesigned-Life-Uncovering-Purpose-Planned/dp/0800735536/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=a+redesigned+life&qid=1586922110&sr=8-1 or head to any bookstore website to get her book, “A Redesigned Life”. Enjoy this interview with this lovely woman of God!
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April 15, 2020
Author Spotlight #1 Part 1: Prioritize Prayer | with Tracy Steel, author of “A Redesigned Life”
I am so excited to bring you a new series! I have been planning this for a while and it’s finally here! Today is the first installment of the Author Spotlight series! Today I’m joined by Tracy Steel, author of “A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned”. You may have heard from her in Episode 19 of my podcast, and I’m super honored she’s chatting with me again! This time we are talking all about the importance of prioritizing prayer when you are writing, speaking, doing any type of ministry, and just living mom life in general. I am someone who struggles with “doing” things for God instead of “being” with God. If you need a reminder to keep your relationship with God as a priority, you are going to love this 2 part interview! To connect with Tracy after this, visit her website at www.tracymsteel.com or connect with her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/Tracymsteel - Tracy is a joy to be friends with! To grab a copy of her fabulous and inspiring book, head to Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Redesigned-Life-Uncovering-Purpose-Planned/dp/0800735536/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=a+redesigned+life&qid=1586922110&sr=8-1 or head to any bookstore website to get her book, “A Redesigned Life”. Enjoy this interview with this lovely woman of God!
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April 15, 2020
37.5 Simple Liturgical Living | with Kendra Tierney from Catholic All Year (Part 2)
I am joined today by Kendra Tierney from Catholic All Year, a blogger mama of 10 who inspires thousands of women to live liturgically in their home. This is Part 2 of our conversation, and Kendra gives practical ways we can live liturgically even if we are going through a difficult season of life. (In Part 1 of our conversation, you will hear Kendra share about her top 5 passions, explain what liturgical living is, and she will give some practical tips to celebrate Lent.) I know you will love hearing from Kendra and her unique perspective on liturgical living. To connect with Kendra after this, visit her blog at www.catholicallyear.com or follow her on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/catholicallyear and at www.Instagram.com/kendra_tierney or you can visit her on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/catholicallyear/ - I know Kendra would love to connect with you! Also you can get her books and liturgical calendar (I have one!) on her blog at www.catholicallyear.com or you can visit Amazon or another bookstore and just search for Kendra Tierney - her most recent book (I have it!) is called “The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life.” To connect with me (your host, Stephanie), you can visit me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or you can email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! Thanks again for being here!
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April 14, 2020
37. Simple Liturgical Living | with Kendra Tierney from Catholic All Year (Part 1)
I am joined today by Kendra Tierney from Catholic All Year, a blogger mama of 10 who inspires thousands of women to live liturgically in their home. In Part 1 of our conversation, you will hear Kendra share about her top 5 passions, explain what liturgical living is, and she will give some practical tips to celebrate Lent. I know we just finished Lent (I meant to air this interview sooner!), but I really think her advice still holds true because we are still in sort of a forced Lent right now while we are all at home sheltering in place and having lots of comforts and distractions stripped away. I know you will love hearing from Kendra and her unique perspective on liturgical living. Part 2 is also available & Kendra shares some simple & practical tips in Episode 37.5. To connect with Kendra after this, visit her blog at www.catholicallyear.com or follow her on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/catholicallyear and at www.Instagram.com/kendra_tierney or you can visit her on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/catholicallyear/ - I know Kendra would love to connect with you! Also you can get her books and liturgical calendar (I have one!) on her blog at www.catholicallyear.com or you can visit Amazon or another bookstore and just search for Kendra Tierney - her most recent book (I have it!) is called “The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life.” To connect with me (your host, Stephanie), you can visit me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or you can email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to become virtual friends! Thanks again for being here!
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April 14, 2020
36. Coffee Date with God
Happy Easter season, friends! I’m so grateful to be with you today focusing on growing in relationship with our Lord who died on the cross and rose! As we begin the Easter season, let’s hang out and take a few minutes to chat about a new method I’ve been putting into practice in my own prayer life - a coffee (or tea) date with God! I hope you enjoy this short episode! Head on over to Instagram at www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast and let me know what you thought about it! And I’d love to hear your prayer tips too!
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April 13, 2020
Women of the Word #12: Holy Saturday
Join me for a daily look at God’s truth in scripture during this Holy Week. May this bless your time with the Lord this week & encourage you to spend time meditating on His word. ***To reduce distractions this week, join us for a free challenge: the Holy Week 2020 No Social Media Challenge. You can sign up by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/2f9d3721d2d8/holyweek2020 - you will receive a daily devotional email from me with a scripture verse, a prayer, and a short reflection that I hope will draw you into a closer relationship with Jesus.*** To connect with me this week, send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I will be checking emails once a day during Holy Week, so I will try to respond to you within a day. May your Holy Week be blessed, sweet friend!
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April 11, 2020
Women of the Word #11: Good Friday
Join me for a daily look at God’s truth in scripture during this Holy Week. May this bless your time with the Lord this week & encourage you to spend time meditating on His word. ***To reduce distractions this week, join us for a free challenge: the Holy Week 2020 No Social Media Challenge. You can sign up by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/2f9d3721d2d8/holyweek2020 - you will receive a daily devotional email from me with a scripture verse, a prayer, and a short reflection that I hope will draw you into a closer relationship with Jesus.*** To connect with me this week, send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I will be checking emails once a day during Holy Week, so I will try to respond to you within a day. May your Holy Week be blessed, sweet friend!
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April 10, 2020
Women of the Word #10: Readings for Easter Sunday March 12, 2020
Join me for a daily look at God’s truth in scripture during this Holy Week. May this bless your time with the Lord this week & encourage you to spend time meditating on His word. ***To reduce distractions this week, join us for a free challenge: the Holy Week 2020 No Social Media Challenge. You can sign up by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/2f9d3721d2d8/holyweek2020 - you will receive a daily devotional email from me with a scripture verse, a prayer, and a short reflection that I hope will draw you into a closer relationship with Jesus.*** To connect with me this week, send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I will be checking emails once a day during Holy Week, so I will try to respond to you within a day. May your Holy Week be blessed, sweet friend!
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April 10, 2020
Women of the Word #9: Thursday of Holy Week
Join me for a daily look at God’s truth in scripture during this Holy Week. May this bless your time with the Lord this week & encourage you to spend time meditating on His word. ***To reduce distractions this week, join us for a free challenge: the Holy Week 2020 No Social Media Challenge. You can sign up by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/2f9d3721d2d8/holyweek2020 - you will receive a daily devotional email from me with a scripture verse, a prayer, and a short reflection that I hope will draw you into a closer relationship with Jesus.*** To connect with me this week, send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I will be checking emails once a day during Holy Week, so I will try to respond to you within a day. May your Holy Week be blessed, sweet friend!
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April 9, 2020
Women of the Word #8: Wednesday of Holy Week
Join me for a daily look at God’s truth in scripture during this Holy Week. May this bless your time with the Lord this week & encourage you to spend time meditating on His word. ***To reduce distractions this week, join us for a free challenge: the Holy Week 2020 No Social Media Challenge. You can sign up by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/2f9d3721d2d8/holyweek2020 - you will receive a daily devotional email from me with a scripture verse, a prayer, and a short reflection that I hope will draw you into a closer relationship with Jesus.*** To connect with me this week, send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I will be checking emails once a day during Holy Week, so I will try to respond to you within a day. May your Holy Week be blessed, sweet friend!
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April 8, 2020
Women of the Word #7: Tuesday of Holy Week
Join me for a daily look at God’s truth in scripture during this Holy Week. May this bless your time with the Lord this week & encourage you to spend time meditating on His word. ***To reduce distractions this week, join us for a free challenge: the Holy Week 2020 No Social Media Challenge. You can sign up by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/2f9d3721d2d8/holyweek2020 - you will receive a daily devotional email from me with a scripture verse, a prayer, and a short reflection that I hope will draw you into a closer relationship with Jesus.*** To connect with me this week, send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I will be checking emails once a day during Holy Week, so I will try to respond to you within a day. May your Holy Week be blessed, sweet friend!
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April 7, 2020
Women of the Word #6: Monday of Holy Week
Join me for a daily look at God’s truth in scripture during this Holy Week. May this bless your time with the Lord this week & encourage you to spend time meditating on His word. ***To reduce distractions this week, join us for a free challenge: the Holy Week 2020 No Social Media Challenge. You can sign up by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/2f9d3721d2d8/holyweek2020 - you will receive a daily devotional email from me with a scripture verse, a prayer, and a short reflection that I hope will draw you into a closer relationship with Jesus.*** To connect with me this week, send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I will be checking emails once a day during Holy Week, so I will try to respond to you within a day. May your Holy Week be blessed, sweet friend!
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April 6, 2020
35.5 The Good News of the Gospel | with the Glorytellers (Part 2)
Join me for some gospel-inspired good news! I’m joined by Emily, Caitlin (“Cait”), & Beth Ann, the ladies behind the Glorytellers podcast! They are here to share an incredible message of hope and some practical tips on how they share the gospel truth in their family. I can’t wait for you to hear from them and be inspired by the scripture they share with us today! If you haven’t listened to Part 1 yet these lovely ladies share some good news and explain how they cultivate the sharing of the gospel in their own homes with their kiddos. In Part 2 (this episode), they share some encouragement you can cling to today and the rest of the week! I was so blessed by my conversation with them and I know you will be too! To connect with them on Instagram, head over to www.Instagram.com/Glorytellers - they love to encourage and inspire others in a space that often feels competitive. They bring life to social media and I love following along with them! To listen to their podcast, Glorytellers, click here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/glorytellers/id1495339564 - their podcast is such a beautiful witness to God’s goodness in the world! To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com or follow me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I would love to be friends! And if you click Subscribe on your podcast app, you will know when I come out with new episodes, including extra episodes (which I often do)! ***If you are listening to this at the start of Holy Week 2020, I want to invite you to join me for the free 6 day challenge: Holy Week 2020 No Social Media Challenge. Let’s turn our eyes to Jesus this Holy Week and spend less time on our phones. You can click here to sign up - https://mailchi.mp/2f9d3721d2d8/holyweek2020 - you will get a daily devotional email to your Inbox for the 6 days of the challenge in order to bring you some scripture and encourage you in your walk with the Lord. May this challenge be a blessing to all of us!*** Now enjoy this fabulous interview with the gals from Glorytellers!
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April 6, 2020
35. The Good News of the Gospel | with the Glorytellers (Part 1)
Join me for some gospel-inspired good news! I’m joined by Emily, Caitlin (“Cait”), & Beth Ann, the ladies behind the Glorytellers podcast! They are here to share an incredible message of hope and some practical tips on how they share the gospel truth in their family. I can’t wait for you to hear from them and be inspired by the scripture they share with us today! In Part 1, they share some good news and explain how they cultivate the sharing of the gospel in their own homes with their kiddos. In Part 2 (check out episode 35.5), they share some encouragement you can cling to today and the rest of the week! I was so blessed by my conversation with them and I know you will be too! To connect with them on Instagram, head over to www.Instagram.com/Glorytellers - they love to encourage and inspire others in a space that often feels competitive. They bring life to social media and I love following along with them! To listen to their podcast, Glorytellers, click here - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/glorytellers/id1495339564 - their podcast is such a beautiful witness to God’s goodness in the world! To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com or follow me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I would love to be friends! And if you click Subscribe on your podcast app, you will know when I come out with new episodes, including extra episodes (which I often do)! ***If you are listening to this at the start of Holy Week 2020, I want to invite you to join me for the free 6 day challenge: Holy Week 2020 No Social Media Challenge. Let’s turn our eyes to Jesus this Holy Week and spend less time on our phones. You can click here to sign up - https://mailchi.mp/2f9d3721d2d8/holyweek2020 - you will get a daily devotional email to your Inbox for the 6 days of the challenge in order to bring you some scripture and encourage you in your walk with the Lord. May this challenge be a blessing to all of us!*** Now enjoy this fabulous interview with the gals from Glorytellers!
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April 6, 2020
Women of the Word #5: Readings for Sunday, March 5th
***Please keep my mom in your prayers today if you are listening in real time. She’s undergoing surgery at 7:30AM PST to remove her cancer. If you could say a rosary, an Our Father or a spontaneous prayer from your heart, my family and I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!*** Ok, so about today’s episode. We need God’s word more than ever right now. Join me as I review the Sunday mass readings. Today is the 5th installment of Women of the Word. In this Friday series, we review the readings for the upcoming Sunday mass and we take some time to prepare our hearts and minds for the sabbath. Join me for a quick episode that I pray leads you closer to the Lord. God bless you! To know when I publish new episodes, Subscribe to the podcast & become a newsletter subscriber by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you join our Community! You can also follow me on Instagram for extra inspiration and encouragement - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends! ***Also! If you are listening right before or during Holy Week 2020, I have a free no social media challenge I’m hosting with Amy Eilers from House of Eilers. Head to https://mailchi.mp/2f9d3721d2d8/holyweek2020 to sign up for the challenge and you will receive a daily devotional in your Inbox for the 6 days leading up to Easter. May “He increase” & we “decrease”, like John the Baptist says. Let’s make this season more about Jesus and less about our social media likes. Join me and get ready for a transforming of your heart and mind! Praise the Lord!***
25:31
April 3, 2020
34.75 Let’s Feel Our Feelings | Emotional Intelligence w/ Erin Ingold from Metanoia Catholic: Part 3
Who else needs some help processing their feelings? I know I do! I was so blessed by this conversation with mindset life coach, Erin Ingold from Metanoia Catholic, & I know you will be blessed too! In this 3 part episode (yes, 3 parts because our conversation was just on a roll!), you will hear about the power of emotions and how we can use our "feminine genius" to channel these emotions (aka feelings) for good! And if you're a guy listening, don't worry, this episode is for you too! Erin not only shares practical tips, but she walks us through helpful exercises that are sure to bless both parents and children, alike! Grab a friend or your spouse and tune in to Part 3! Erin explains how we can help our children process their emotions and give them the gift of learning to feel their feelings. To join the free Virtual Catholic Conference that Erin and her husband Matt are hosting (it's from April 3-5, 2020), just head over to www.virtualcatholicconference.com to sign up for the men's conference and/or the women's conference. I am one of the speakers and so is Erin! To connect with Erin Ingold after this interview and sign up for a free 30 minute life coaching call, visit www.metanoiacatholic.com. You can also add your name and email on their website to be notified when their journal, "Metanoia Daily Seven", gets published on Amazon! You can also connect with Erin on Instagram or Facebook. Enjoy Part 3 of this incredible interview, lovely friends! May it bless you and help you begin to feel your feelings in a healthy and empowering way. ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************* To connect with the host, Stephanie Clarisse, after this episode, visit Instagram or send an email to Stephanie at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com. You can also subscribe to the newsletter, where giveaways and other freebies are announced - simply click HERE to enter your name & email and you're part of the community, friend! Thank you so much for being here and may you and your family be blessed!
10:18
April 2, 2020
34.5 Let’s Feel Our Feelings | Emotional Intelligence w/ Erin Ingold from Metanoia Catholic: Part 2
Who else needs some help processing their feelings? I know I do! I was so blessed by this conversation with mindset life coach, Erin Ingold from Metanoia Catholic, & I know you will be blessed too! In this 3 part episode (yes, 3 parts because our conversation was just on a roll!), you will hear about the power of emotions and how we can use our "feminine genius" to channel these emotions (aka feelings) for good! And if you're a guy listening, don't worry, this episode is for you too! Erin not only shares practical tips, but she walks us through helpful exercises that are sure to bless both parents and children, alike! Grab a friend or your spouse and tune in to Part 2! Erin gives me a mock life coaching session in Part 2. Part 3 is also available - just head over to Episode 34.75 to listen to the rest of our fabulous conversation. To join the free Virtual Catholic Conference that Erin and her husband Matt are hosting (it's from April 3-5, 2020), just head over to www.virtualcatholicconference.com to sign up for the men's conference and/or the women's conference. I am one of the speakers and so is Erin! To connect with Erin Ingold after this interview and sign up for a free 30 minute life coaching call, visit www.metanoiacatholic.com. You can also add your name and email on their website to be notified when their journal, "Metanoia Daily Seven", gets published on Amazon! You can also connect with Erin on Instagram or Facebook. Enjoy Part 2 of this incredible interview, lovely friends! May it bless you and help you begin to feel your feelings in a healthy and empowering way. ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************* To connect with the host, Stephanie Clarisse, after this episode, visit Instagram or send an email to Stephanie at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com. You can also subscribe to the newsletter, where giveaways and other freebies are announced - simply click HERE to enter your name & email and you're part of the community, friend! Thank you so much for being here and may you and your family be blessed!
19:41
April 2, 2020
34. Let’s Feel Our Feelings | Emotional Intelligence with Erin Ingold from Metanoia Catholic: Part 1
Who else needs some help processing their feelings? I know I do! I was so blessed by this conversation with mindset life coach, Erin Ingold from Metanoia Catholic, & I know you will be blessed too! In this 3 part episode (yes, 3 parts because our conversation was just on a roll!), you will hear about the power of emotions and how we can use our "feminine genius" to channel these emotions (aka feelings) for good! And if you're a guy listening, don't worry, this episode is for you too! Erin not only shares practical tips, but she walks us through helpful exercises that are sure to bless both parents and children, alike! Grab a friend or your spouse and tune in to Part 1 now! Part 2 and 3 are also available - just head over to Episode 34.5 and 34.75 to listen to the rest of our fabulous conversation. To join the free Virtual Catholic Conference that I speak about in this episode (it's from April 3-5, 2020), just head over to www.virtualcatholicconference.com to sign up for the men's conference and/or the women's conference. I am one of the speakers and so is Erin! To connect with Erin Ingold after this interview and sign up for a free 30 minute life coaching call, visit www.metanoiacatholic.com. You can also add your name and email on their website to be notified when their journal, "Metanoia Daily Seven", gets published on Amazon! You can also connect with Erin on Instagram or Facebook. Enjoy Part 1 of this incredible interview, lovely friends! May it bless you and help you begin to feel your feelings in a healthy and empowering way. ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************* To connect with the host, Stephanie Clarisse, after this episode, visit Instagram or send an email to Stephanie at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com. You can also subscribe to the newsletter, where giveaways and other freebies are announced - simply click HERE to enter your name & email and you're part of the community, friend! Thank you so much for being here and may you and your family be blessed!
17:42
April 2, 2020
33. Encouragement For These Uncertain Times: A Vulnerable Message From Your Host, Stephanie Clarisse
Hi, friends. I’ve made an off script episode for you that I hope will encourage you and remind you that you are not alone. However you are suffering right now, God wants to be with you in it. If I can support you or pray for you in any way, reach out to me via email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com or send me a message on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoy - I’m here for you and more than anyone, God is here for you, friend. Xoxo
09:44
April 1, 2020
32. Spiritual Leadership & Free Online Conference | with John Edwards from Just a Guy in the Pew
Today I am joined by speaker and podcaster, John Edwards from Just a Guy in the Pew to talk about encouraging our husbands to be spiritual leaders. John also extends an invite to the free online Virtual Catholic Conference that is happening from April 3-5, 2020. Head to www.virtualcatholicconference.com to join the men’s conference and/or women’s conference. The line-up of speakers is incredible! To connect with John Edwards, head to www.justaguyinthepew.com or check out his podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/just-a-guy-in-the-pew/id1437638308 - I am a listener of his podcast and it is excellent, you guys! Enjoy this mini episode and I’ll forward to seeing you inside the conference this coming weekend!
15:30
March 31, 2020
31.5 Mom Life Mindset | with Allie Casazza [Money & Mom Life Mindset Part 2]
We are finishing up #mindsetmarch with a fabulous 2 part episode with the inspiring Allie Casazza! In these times, our mindset is more important than ever! In Part 1, we chatted about money mindset. In Part 2, Allie will finish up our conversation about money mindset and then we will do a deep dive into mom life mindset. Allie Casazza is a pioneer in the area of motherhood mindset so I know you’ll be inspired by what she shares today. I’m super honored to have Allie on the podcast again (she chatted with us in Episode 16 about building wealth as a Christian - click here to listen now- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/500-seconds-to-joy-mom-life-encouragement/id1481909779?i=1000461105338 - it’s one of my most downloaded episodes.). If you want to take your mom life to the next level, join Allie’s program that is open right NOW as this goes live - Unburdened! You can go to www.alliecasazza.com/unburdenedlife - it’s open for a few more days & then you will be put on the waitlist! To connect with Allie after this interview, visit her at www.alliecasazza.com or become Insta friends with her at www.instagram.com/allie_thatsme - she would love to continue inspiring you! You can also listen to Allie’s podcast, The Purpose Show - click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-purpose-show/id1190943472 - it’s one of my favorite podcasts, guys! To connect with me (your host, Stephanie), visit me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or become an email insider by visiting https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to be virtual friends! Thanks for being a listener, enjoy today’s episode friend! May it inspire you and encourage you! Xoxo
19:59
March 30, 2020
31. Money Mindset | with Allie Casazza [Money & Mom Life Mindset Part 1]
We are finishing up #mindsetmarch with a fabulous 2 part episode with the inspiring Allie Casazza! In these times, our mindset is more important than ever! Listen in to Part 1 as we chat about money mindset. In Part 2, Allie will dive into mom life mindset - head to Episode 31.5 to listen to that. I’m super honored that Allie is joining me again - you will be super inspired by her passion & the practical tips she shares! If you want to take your mom life to the next level, join Allie’s program that is open right NOW as this goes live - Unburdened! You can go to www.alliecasazza.com/unburdenedlife - it’s open for a few more days & then you will be put on the waitlist! To connect with Allie after this interview, visit her at www.alliecasazza.com or become Insta friends with her at www.instagram.com/allie_thatsme - she would love to continue inspiring you! You can also listen to Allie’s podcast, The Purpose Show - click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-purpose-show/id1190943472 - it’s one of my favorite podcasts, guys! To connect with me (your host, Stephanie), visit me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or become an email insider by visiting https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to be virtual friends! Thanks for being a listener, enjoy today’s episode friend! May it inspire you and encourage you! Xoxo
19:53
March 30, 2020
Women of the Word #4: Readings for Sunday, March 29th
Welcome, friends! We need God’s word more than ever right now. Join me as I review the Sunday mass readings. Today is the fourth installment of Women of the Word. In this Friday series, we review the readings for the upcoming Sunday mass and we take some time to prepare our hearts and minds for the sabbath. Join me for a quick episode that I pray leads you closer to the Lord. God bless you! To know when I publish new episodes, Subscribe to the podcast & become a newsletter subscriber by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you join our Community! You can also follow me on Instagram for extra inspiration and encouragement - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends!
11:10
March 28, 2020
30. Simple Self-Care | with Amy Eilers from House of Eilers
Who needs some self care this week? *All the people said Amen!* And who needs SIMPLE ways to take care of themselves? *Yes, yes, yes!* You’re in for a treat today! Amy Eilers from House of Eilers is joining me for an encouraging chat about how we can take care of ourselves in simple ways at home this week. I have been super blessed by Amy’s practical and simple self-care tips and I know you will be too! Enjoy, lovely friends! And if you want to connect with Amy after this interview, head over to her Instagram - www.instagram.com/houseofeilers - she’s so fun to follow! If you’re new here, definitely click subscribe so you know when new podcast episodes come out and feel free to follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to be virtual friends! Xoxo
19:25
March 26, 2020
Calling All Christian Men & Women! | Virtual Conference hosted by Metanoia Catholic
***The free conference is over but you can purchase lifetime access to the conference by clicking here - www.virtualcatholicconference.com - it is super reasonably priced and the talks are so incredible! More than 65,000 people joined the conference for the weekend! Yay God!*** What do we need more than ever these days? Goodness! Truth! Joy! Well you’re about to be blessed by a gift! Join us for a free virtual conference, friends! Matt & Erin Ingold from Metanoia Catholic are hosting this huge event from April 3-5, the Virtual Catholic Conference! There’s a men’s conference portion and a women’s conference portion. I’m one of the speakers for the women’s conference and it is a true honor! The men’s conference has speakers such as Jeff Cavins, Jason Evert, and so many more big names in the Catholic world! Do you need to be Catholic to sign up? No, definitely not! I say if you love Jesus and want His Abundance, definitely join us! Sign up now at www.virtualcatholicconference.com - there are already over 2,000 people registered! Listen in to this time-sensitive episode where I chat with the hosts of this conference, Erin and Matt Ingold from Metanoia Catholic, a Catholic Mindset Coaching Company. To connect with Erin and Matt, head over to their website at www.metanoiacatholic.com - they would love to hear from you and gift you a free 30 minute discovery call to support you in this time. So excited to see you inside the conference! Xoxo
13:42
March 25, 2020
29.5 We Can Stop Mom Shaming | with Ashley Spriggs (Part 2)
Join me for a very timely discussion with the lovely Ashley Spriggs. If you’re listening when this goes live, we are all dealing with the Coronavirus quarantine and it’s easy to compare yourself and judge other moms for letting their kids watch too much tv or do too strict of a schedule, blah blah blah. Let’s stop the mom shaming and embrace community, lovely friends! Community brings so much more joy! You’re going to love hearing from my guest today, Ashley Spriggs, owner of a PR company called Pivot Media. Her passion and perspective are so needed and I know this conversation is going to get you pumped up to embrace positive mom community more than ever! Enjoy Part 2, friends! *********************************************************To connect with Ashley, visit her on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/ashleynspriggs - she’d love to connect with you! To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) find me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to be virtual friends!
18:17
March 23, 2020
29. We Can Stop Mom Shaming | with Ashley Spriggs (Part 1)
Join me for a very timely discussion with the lovely Ashley Spriggs. If you’re listening when this goes live, we are all dealing with the Coronavirus quarantine and it’s easy to compare yourself and judge other moms for letting their kids watch too much tv or do too strict of a schedule, blah blah blah. Let’s stop the mom shaming and embrace community, lovely friends! Community brings so much more joy! You’re going to love hearing from my guest today, Ashley Spriggs, owner of a PR company called Pivot Media. Her passion and perspective are so needed and I know this conversation is going to get you pumped up to embrace positive mom community more than ever! Enjoy Part 1, Part 2 is available too, just click over to episode 29.5. Enjoy, friends! *********************************************************To connect with Ashley, visit her on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/ashleynspriggs - she’d love to connect with you! To connect with me (your host, Stephanie) find me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I’d love to be virtual friends!
20:00
March 23, 2020
Women of the Word #3: Readings for Sunday, March 22nd
Today is the third installment of Women of the Word and we need this more than ever right now! With masses getting canceled this weekend, we need to cling to God’s word ever more. In this Friday series, we review the readings for the upcoming Sunday mass and we take some time to prepare our hearts and minds for the sabbath. Join me for a quick episode that I pray leads you closer to the Lord. God bless you! To know when I publish new episodes, Subscribe to the podcast & become a newsletter subscriber by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you join our Community! You can also follow me on Instagram for extra inspiration and encouragement - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends!
13:54
March 20, 2020
Bonus #11: Adoption & Finding Inner Joy | with Amy Meyerott (Part 2)
This is Part 2 of Amy Meyerott’s incredible adoption story and her positive spin on things. Listen to Part 1 first and then come back for this powerful Part 2 of our conversation. You’re going to love hearing from this sweet mama and I know what she shares in this episode is going to inspire you in your daily mom life, especially during these times in our world. To connect with Amy, visit her on Instagram - www.Instagram.com/meyerottphotography - she would love to connect with you! To connect with me, visit me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I love to make new virtual friends! Enjoy this interview, lovely friends!
17:31
March 19, 2020
Bonus #10: Adoption & Finding Inner Joy | with Amy Meyerott (Part 1)
Need an uplifting story to listen to today? Tune in for a beautiful story about Amy Meyerott’s adoption and how she’s found joy and God’s peace through it all. In Part 1, this lovely wedding photographer shares her incredible story with us about her adoption and the amazing twists in her story. You’re going to love hearing from this sweet mama. To connect with Amy, visit her on Instagram - www.Instagram.com/meyerottphotography - she would love to connect with you! To connect with me, visit me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I love to make new virtual friends! Enjoy this interview, lovely friends! (PS: Part 2 is ready for you if you have more time after listening to Part 1.)
19:59
March 19, 2020
28. Phone Boundaries for Intentional Living
I am so excited to bring you this much anticipated episode! I’ve been planning this for you for a while now and I am so glad I can finally share it with you all! Whether you are a mom or not, I know you will benefit from taking a listen to today’s episode all about phone boundaries and how you can use your phone more intentionally. To get your phone boundaries guide click here - https://mailchi.mp/f69b6a6df5b2/phoneboundaries - the outline is made for you and super pretty! You can download it to your phone or print it out and take notes on it! The guide allows you to follow along to the episode as I share tips and you can then use the guide as you live your life more intentionally this week. I have significantly cut down on my phone time and am so much more present for my family since implementing these simple boundaries. I pray that this episode blesses you and inspires you to live a more joy-filled intentional life! ******************************************** To connect with me after the episode, feel free to find me on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or connect with me via email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I would love to become virtual friends! You can also subscribe to my weekly newsletter by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I always keep my email subscribers updated on the latest! Thanks for being here, friend! Xoxo
19:59
March 16, 2020
Women of the Word #2: Readings for Sunday, March 15th
Join me for a new series called Women of the Word! We review the readings for the upcoming Sunday mass and we take some time to prepare our hearts and minds for the sabbath. Join me for a quick episode that I pray leads you closer to the Lord. God bless you! To know when I publish new episodes, Subscribe to the podcast & become a newsletter subscriber by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you join our Community! You can also follow me on Instagram for extra inspiration and encouragement - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends!
10:12
March 13, 2020
27.5 Presence, Peace & Play | with Avital from The Parenting Junkie (Part 2)
Join me for a fabulous parenting conversation with Avital from The Parenting Junkie! Avital is a mindful parenting coach who has her own successful podcast, YouTube videos, digital courses and more! You are going to be incredibly inspired and challenged by what Avital shares. Not only is she wise, she is practical! In Part 2 of our conversation we talk about the third “P”- play! Avital also shares a simple practice that will help encourage more independent play in your home! To connect with Avital, visit her website - www.theparentingjunkie.com - or listen to her podcast The Parenting Junkie Show - click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-parenting-junkie-show/id1447810331. You can also find her on YouTube (she’s got over 50k subscribers!) - https://youtu.be/G8EnX1Gbfcg - her videos are fabulous and that’s actually how I first discovered her! You are going to love hearing from Avital and I know you will soon become a fan of hers! Her parenting tips truly are so incredibly helpful and healing!
19:34
March 9, 2020
27. Presence, Peace & Play | with Avital from The Parenting Junkie (Part 1)
Join me for a fabulous parenting conversation with Avital from The Parenting Junkie! Avital is a mindful parenting coach who has her own successful podcast, YouTube videos, digital courses and more! You are going to be incredibly inspired and challenged by what Avital shares. Not only is she wise, she is practical! In Part 1 of our conversation we talk about the first two “P’s” - presence and peace. Part 2 is ready as well so if you have some time, definitely tune in! To connect with Avital, visit her website - www.theparentingjunkie.com - or listen to her podcast The Parenting Junkie Show - click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-parenting-junkie-show/id1447810331. You can also find her on YouTube (she’s got over 50k subscribers!) - https://youtu.be/G8EnX1Gbfcg - her videos are fabulous and that’s actually how I first discovered her! You are going to love hearing from Avital and I know you will soon become a fan of hers! Her parenting tips truly are so incredibly helpful and healing!
19:07
March 9, 2020
Women of the Word #1: Readings for Sunday, March 8, 2020
Join me for a new series called Women of the Word! We review the readings for the upcoming Sunday mass and we take some time to prepare our hearts and minds for the sabbath. Join me for a quick episode that I pray leads you closer to the Lord. God bless you! To know when I publish new episodes, Subscribe to the podcast & become a newsletter subscriber by clicking here - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you join our Community! You can also follow me on Instagram for extra inspiration and encouragement - www.Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast - I can’t wait to become virtual friends!
06:49
March 6, 2020
26.5 How To Become An Empowered Parent | with Jessie Ereddia from Soul Care for the New Mom (Part 2)
It’s Part 2 of my conversation with Jessie Ereddia from Soul Care for the New Mom - www.soulcareforthenewmom.com - Jessie is talking all about how to become an empowered parent & what the benefits are - there are lots! We are starting our month of parenting tips & #mindsetmarch with Jessie because she’s a life coach for mamas & is all about mindset! Today is also day 2 of the 7 Day Lenten Mindset Retreat & you can still join by clicking here: https://mailchi.mp/6c20dfecf6a8/lentenretreat - it’s a fabulous free video series. My guest is today, Jessie Ereddia, is one of the video contributors for the retreat & her video is so good! Jessie is a mama of two, host of the Soul Care for the New Mom Podcast, and a Mom Empowerment Coach who empowers Christian moms with the mindset and strategy to ditch their anger and break free from anxiety. In Part 2 of our conversation, Jessie builds on what she shared in Part 1 (episode 26) and does a deep dive into why we should become empowered and what that can look like. Jessie also shares her powerful practice of speaking declarations. Even if you’re not a parent, there’s so much value in what Jessie shares and I know you will be inspired to become more empowered. Tune in now and get ready to super inspired and fired up! I know you will just love hearing more from Jessie and her sweet heart! To get Jessie’s free PDF guide filled with pre-made affirmations, click the link below. FREE 10 DECLARATIONS FOR THE ANXIOUS MAMA PDF: http://www.soulcareforthenewmom.com/declarations To connect with Jessie Ereddia from Soul Care for the New Mom, click the links below. Website: http://www.soulcareforthenewmom.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/soulcareforthenewmom Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2076599825989364/
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March 2, 2020
26. How To Become An Empowered Parent | with Jessie Ereddia from Soul Care for the New Mom (Part 1)
Join me for a fabulous conversation with Jessie Ereddia from Soul Care for the New Mom - www.soulcareforthenewmom.com - Jessie is talking all about how to become an empowered parent. Today’s episode starts our month of parenting tips & is also #mindsetmarch. Today is day 2 of the 7 Day Lenten Mindset Retreat & you can still join by clicking here: https://mailchi.mp/6c20dfecf6a8/lentenretreat - it’s a fabulous free video series. My guest is today, Jessie Ereddia, is one of the video contributors for the retreat & her video is so good! Jessie is a mama of two, host of the Soul Care for the New Mom Podcast, and a Mom Empowerment Coach who empowers Christian moms with the mindset and strategy to ditch their anger and break free from anxiety. In Part 1 of our conversation, Jessie shares her personal testimony about how becoming empowered as a mom helped her to overcome her postpartum rage. She shares tangible tips and is super practical with what she shares for us parents. Even if you’re not a parent, there’s so much value in what Jessie shares and I know you will be inspired to become more empowered. Tune in now and get ready to super inspired and fired up! And when you’re done with Part 1, head over to episode 26.5 & listen to Part 2. To get Jessie’s free PDF guide filled with pre-made affirmations, click the link below. FREE 10 DECLARATIONS FOR THE ANXIOUS MAMA PDF: http://www.soulcareforthenewmom.com/declarations To connect with Jessie Ereddia from Soul Care for the New Mom, click the links below. Website: http://www.soulcareforthenewmom.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/soulcareforthenewmom Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2076599825989364/
19:57
March 2, 2020
25.5 Conflict Resolution in Marriage | with Alex and Jess Carey (Part 2)
Join us for a fabulous discussion with married couple Alex and Jess Carey. They coach other married couples at their church how to have better “passionate conversations”. Jessica Carey was on the podcast in January - she wrote “Chart A Course” - if you haven’t listened to Episode 18 of the podcast yet, definitely go listen to Jess speak about journeying with God. Today on the podcast, this inspiring married couple is talking with us about how to argue in a God-centered way. I love that Jess and Alex talk about practical tips for married couples in conflict. In Part 2, go into detail about how we can resolve conflict in a loving, God-centered way. Alex and Jess give practical tips and also do something really fun and original that involves Jess using her prior acting skills. You won’t want to miss this one! You will love how Jess and Alex share from their hearts and give lots of real life examples and tips for you to implement this week in your marriage. You can connect with Jess & Alex over on Instagram at Instagram.com/jess_careyaz & at Instagram.com/alexcareyaz - they would love to connect with you! You can also read more from Jess Carey on the blog she manages - www.conflictcourage.com - such a great website! If you’re new here, welcome in! I’d love to connect with you on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast and you can email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I can’t wait to become virtual friends! You can also stay updated on the most recent podcast episodes as well as hear about free challenges first and also be the first to know about exciting developments with the 500 Seconds To Joy ministry by joining my weekly newsletter. Click here to join: https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you as a part of the community! Thanks for being here and enjoy Part 2 of this fabulous 2 part conversation! Xoxo Stephanie
19:59
February 24, 2020
25. Conflict Resolution in Marriage | with Alex and Jess Carey (Part 1)
Join us for a fabulous discussion with married couple Alex and Jess Carey. They coach other married couples at their church how to have better “passionate conversations”. Jessica Carey was on the podcast in January - she wrote “Chart A Course” - if you haven’t listened to Episode 18 of the podcast yet, definitely go listen to Jess speak about journeying with God. Today on the podcast, this inspiring married couple is talking with us about how to argue in a God-centered way. I love that Jess and Alex talk about practical tips for married couples in conflict. In Part 1, they share their love story and discuss the main stumbling block when it comes to marriage. They then guide us through what we can do to combat this #1 contributer to marital arguments. You will love how Jess and Alex share from their hearts and give lots of real life examples and tips for you to implement this week in your marriage. Part 2 is ready today too, so tune in to 25.5 to continue to conversation and hear them dive deeper into how to resolve conflicts in a God-centered way. You can connect with Jess & Alex over on Instagram at Instagram.com/jess_careyaz & at Instagram.com/alexcareyaz - they would love to connect with you! You can also read more from Jess Carey on the blog she manages - www.conflictcourage.com - such a great website! If you’re new here, welcome in! I’d love to connect with you on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast and you can email me at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I can’t wait to become virtual friends! You can also stay updated on the most recent podcast episodes as well as hear about free challenges first and also be the first to know about exciting developments with the 500 Seconds To Joy ministry by joining my weekly newsletter. Click here to join: https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I would love to have you as a part of the community! Thanks for being here and enjoy Part 1 of this fabulous 2 part conversation!
19:40
February 24, 2020
24.5 Q&A Series: Love & Relationships Edition | Part 2 for Married Couples
It’s Q&A day on the podcast and this episode is for married couples. I’m talking about delegating chores, resentment, and more listener questions. I truly enjoyed answering your questions and I hope you enjoy listening to these Q&A sessions. Let me know what you think by reaching out to me on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast or send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com - I love hearing from you. You can also subscribe to the weekly newsletter - I host giveaways, free challenges, offer you free PDF guides, encouragement, Bible verses and more. Click here to sign up - https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I can’t wait to have you join the 500 Seconds To Joy Community! To get the book I talk about for blended families, click here - https://www.amazon.com/Building-Love-Together-Blended-Families/dp/0802419054 - may it bless your family! Also, I said I would share my favorite cleaning people on YouTube and Jordan Page and her hubby are my fav couple that work together with budgeting tools and Jordan shares awesome life/mom hacks. Click here to check out the videos on YouTube - https://youtu.be/2BKuSlstIBM - I hope her tips are helpful for you!
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February 18, 2020
24. Q&A Series: Love & Relationships Edition | Part 1 for Married Couples
It’s Q&A session time and I am so excited to be answering listener questions today! We are talking about love and relationships in the month of February and in Part 1 for married couples, we are chatting about creating intentional time with our spouse, how to take an interest in our spouse, and more questions asked by you lovely listeners! Enjoy this Q&A episode and definitely listen to Part 2 (Episode 24.5) when you get a chance. Enjoy listening and may your marriage be blessed! To connect with me (your host, Stephanie), find me on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast & send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com saying hi & subscribe to the weekly newsletter with giveaways, free challenges, free PDF guides, encouragement, Bible verse and more by clicking here: https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I can’t wait to have you join the 500 Seconds To Joy Community!
07:53
February 18, 2020
Bonus #9: Healing Your Marriage: A Message of Hope for Married Couples | Part 3 with Karen Cruess
In Part 3, counselor Karen Cruess from Two Hearts for H.E.R. shares a message of hope for married couples which is sure to inspire you and encourage you today. She also ends with a beautiful prayer that I pray will bless you in your marriage and remind you that God has a beautiful plan for marriage and no matter how you feel right now, your marriage can be healed. Thank you for tuning in to Part 3 and I hope you listen to this fabulous interview over and over again! You can connect with my lovely guest, Karen Cruess, by visiting her website www.twoheartscounselingandhealing.com & following her on Instagram at Instagram.com/twoheartsforher & finding her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TwoHeartsforHER. You can also reach out to her via email at twoheartsforher@gmail.com. To connect with me (your host, Stephanie), find me on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast & send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com saying hi & subscribe to the weekly newsletter with giveaways, free challenges, free PDF guides, encouragement, Bible verse and more by clicking here: https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I can’t wait to have you join the 500 Seconds To Joy Community!
09:36
February 17, 2020
23.5. Healing Your Marriage: Get Curious About Your Spouse | Part 2 with Karen Cruess
In Part 2 of a 3 part interview about healing your marriage, counselor Karen Cruess from Two Hearts for H.E.R. shares so much wisdom about how to practically connect with your spouse and understand them on a deeper level. Even if you aren’t married, I truly think you will be inspired by what she shares. Some of the nuggets of wisdom include: “Get a PhD in how your spouse was wounded.” “When we understand our spouse, we can have a gentle response and an openness to them.” “When we say we are unhappy, our husband often takes that to mean that he is not enough.” So much goodness, friends. Tune in now and learn about what you can do in your marriage today in order to grow closer to your spouse and understand your spouse on a more intimate level. Enjoy Part 2! It’s so jam packed with helpful advice from a humble woman of God! Part 3 is ready for you whenever you have time to listen. May your marriages be blessed by this conversation I had with the lovely Karen! You can connect with Karen Cruess by visiting her website www.twoheartscounselingandhealing.com & following her on Instagram at Instagram.com/twoheartsforher & finding her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TwoHeartsforHER. To connect with me (your host, Stephanie), find me on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast & send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com saying hi & subscribe to the weekly newsletter with giveaways, free challenges, free PDF guides, encouragement, Bible verse and more by clicking here: https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I can’t wait to have you join the 500 Seconds To Joy Community!
20:00
February 17, 2020
23. Healing Your Marriage: Start With Yourself | Part 1 with Karen Cruess from Two Hearts for H.E.R.
Calling all married couples! Counselor Karen Cruess from Two Hearts for H.E.R. is joining us for a fabulous discussion about healing our marriages. Even if you aren’t married, I truly think you will be inspired by what she shares. Karen shares her Christian perspective and wisdom from counseling women and living out her personal calling to be married. In Part 1 of a 3 part series, Karen chats with us about how all healing in relationships with others starts with ourselves. She encourages us to start with getting curious about ourselves, and then we can start to get curious about our spouses. Karen dives into our need for God to heal us, and calls us to take a deeper look at our expectations in our marriage. I know you will enjoy listening to Karen share and encourage you today. Enjoy Part 1! Part 2 and Part 3 are ready for you whenever you have time to listen. You will probably want to take notes & listen to this interview more than once (I took a million notes & listened to this chat 3 times so far!). You can connect with Karen Cruess by visiting her website www.twoheartscounselingandhealing.com & following her on Instagram at Instagram.com/twoheartsforher & finding her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TwoHeartsforHER. To connect with me (your host, Stephanie), find me on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast & send me an email at 500secondstojoy@gmail.com saying hi & subscribe to the weekly newsletter with giveaways, free challenges, free PDF guides, encouragement, Bible verse and more by clicking here: https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy - I can’t wait to have you join the 500 Seconds To Joy Community!
20:00
February 17, 2020
22. 8 Simple Steps to Better Money Talks in Your Marriage
You lovely listeners have asked and here it is! We are chatting today about finances in marriage! I have some tips for you from my own experience - lessons learned through trial and error. I am sharing with you 8 simple steps to having better conversations with your spouse about money. I know money can be a cause of lots of arguments in marriage and I want to support you in improving your communication this week. I pray that you will be blessed by these tips and start putting them into practice this week. For more information about the resources I mention in today’s episode, visit www.theroloffs.com and https://nancyray.com/podcast/27. Click here (https://mailchi.mp/a7a4f8935f67/500secondstojoy) to subscribe to my weekly newsletter where I’ll be sharing something very exciting soon! Also, be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your Apple Podcasts app if you’re an iPhone user or subscribe on the Stitcher app if you have an Android. Thanks for being here and enjoy the episode, friend!
07:52
February 10, 2020
21.5. Dating Your Spouse | with Tommy (Part 2)
It’s Part 2 of my interview with the Holy Spirit-filled, Tommy! Not only is he the first guy on the show, he’s the most passionate about dating your spouse and continuing to be flirtatious. If you need some help keeping the fire alive, listen in to Tommy’s advice. I love how he motivates us and also gets super practical. I am serious when I say my conversation with Tommy has improved my marriage. I know it will improve yours too if you let it. Let’s be action takers and really work on our marriages starting this week, and continuing on every week! Let’s be the change in our marriages, like Tommy says. May your marriages be blessed & enjoy the interview!
14:38
February 3, 2020
21. Dating Your Spouse | with Tommy (Part 1)
We are kicking off the February love series with an interview that is SURE to inspire you and improve your marriage. I can 100% guarantee that you will come away with at least one action item to put into practice today that will TRANSFORM your marriage! Tommy is the first male guest on the show and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have him! Not only is Tommy a man of God, he is super passionate about marriage and even more passionate about keeping the fire alive! Don’t we all want that?? I have been personally inspired and convicted by this conversation and I know you will be too! This episode is for women AND men! So share this interview with your spouse, with a friend, with your mom, with your church peeps...let’s spread it far and wide! Let’s spread this message to all married couples so that more marriages may be passionate, full of love, & super blessed! Enjoy Part 1 of our conversation! And like usual, Part 2 is ready for ya if you have the time!
19:59
February 3, 2020
20.5. M.O.M. Life Organization | with Author Kristi Clover (Part 2)
This is Part 2 of my conversation with the inspiring, Kristi Clover! Kristi wrote the book, “M.O.M. - Master Organizer of Mayhem”. In Part 2, we are diving into tackling toy clutter & Kristi shares a super simple action item with us. To grab a copy of her book, you can get it on Amazon by clicking here https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0801094259/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1579751105&sr=8-1 or search any other bookstore near you. You can also enter to win the book giveaway by clicking here: https://mailchi.mp/ddfebb90b896/kristiclover and you can head over to my Instagram for extra entries by clicking here: Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast. To learn more about Kristi Clover, connect with her on her website at kristiclover.com or follow her over on Instagram at Instagram.com/kristiclover. You can also go subscribe to her fabulous podcast, The Simply Joyful Podcast. Enjoy Part 2 of our conversation! **************************************************** Y’all asked for it & here it is! Another no screen challenge starting TODAY! Click here to sign up: https://mailchi.mp/0a5f49c72eb3/noscreennosocialmedia2020 & join us! 7-Day Challenge from Jan. 27-Feb 2. Amy from House of Eilers is co-hosting this challenge with me & I couldn’t be more thrilled! Let’s get more intentional with our phone & Netflix, lovely friends. *********************************************************
10:07
January 27, 2020
20. M.O.M. Life Organization | with Author Kristi Clover (Part 1)
I’m so excited to bring you my last author interview this month! Today I am joined by fellow podcaster, Kristi Clover! Kristi wrote the book, “M.O.M. - Master Organizer of Mayhem”. Not only is Kristi fun to chat with, she shares practical tips that you can implement today, to get more organized and intentional in your mom life. You are definitely going to enjoy this interview today! This episode is part 1, and if you have time click on over to Part 2 (episode 20.5) to hear about how Kristi deals with the dreaded toy clutter! To grab a copy of her book, you can get it on Amazon by clicking here https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0801094259/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1579751105&sr=8-1 or search any other bookstore near you. You can also enter to win the book giveaway by clicking here: https://mailchi.mp/ddfebb90b896/kristiclover and you can head over to my Instagram for extra entries by clicking here: Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast. To learn more about Kristi Clover, connect with her on her website at kristiclover.com or follow her over on Instagram at Instagram.com/kristiclover. You can also go subscribe to her fabulous podcast, The Simply Joyful Podcast. Enjoy Part 1 of our conversation! **************************************************** Y’all asked for it & here it is! Another no screen challenge starting TODAY! Click here to sign up: https://mailchi.mp/0a5f49c72eb3/noscreennosocialmedia2020 & join us! 7-Day Challenge from Jan. 27-Feb 2. Amy from House of Eilers is co-hosting this challenge with me & I couldn’t be more thrilled! Let’s get more intentional with our phone & Netflix, lovely friends. *********************************************************
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January 27, 2020
Bonus #8: Living Your Best Life & Being Yourself | With Author Stephanie Pletka
It’s our fourth author of the month, friends! Stephanie Pletka is joining me today as we continue on with our #allaboutauthors series in January. This lovely mom of four is such an inspiration & I know you will love hearing her practical encouragement for you today. Stephanie not only shares my name (hehe), she shares my passion for encouraging mamas to remember who they are as an individual, apart from their roles as wife and mom. I can’t wait for you to listen to Stephanie encourage you to live your BEST life and be YOURSELF. Stephanie’s book is called “Living Your Best Life: Letting Go of Self-Doubt, Fear, and Other’s Expectations to Live the Life You’ve Always Dreamed.” That title alone sold me! I love dreaming and I bet you do too, friend. You can preorder her book on Amazon (I did!) by clicking here: https://www.amazon.com/Living-Your-Best-Life-Expectations/dp/1640859780 & when the book is released on January 25th (in 2 days!!!), you will get your copy! I can’t wait for you to tune in to this lovely interview I had with the lovely Stephanie Pletka. To connect with her, visit her website at stephaniepletka.com or find her on Instagram at Instagram.com/stephaniepletka. Here are the two books we mentioned, written by Dr. Henry Cloud: “Necessary Endings” (click here https://www.amazon.com/Necessary-Endings-Henry-Cloud/dp/0061777129/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=henry+cloud+necessary+endings&qid=1579740752&sprefix=henry+clou&sr=8-2 to buy on Amazon) & Boundaries” (click here https://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-Updated-Expanded-When-Control-ebook/dp/B06XFKNB2Y/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=henry+cloud+boundaries&qid=1579740769&sprefix=henry+cloud+boun&sr=8-2 to buy on Amazon). Enjoy your chat!! **************************************************** Y’all asked for it & here it is! Another no screen challenge starting next week! Click here to sign up: https://mailchi.mp/0a5f49c72eb3/noscreennosocialmedia2020 & join us! 7-Day Challenge from Jan. 27-Feb 2. Amy from House of Eilers is co-hosting this challenge with me & I couldn’t be more thrilled! Let’s get more intentional with our phone, lovely friends. *********************************************************
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January 23, 2020
19.5. When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned | With Author Tracy Steel (Part 2)
**************************************************** Y’all asked for it & here it is! Another no screen challenge starting next week! Click here to sign up: https://mailchi.mp/0a5f49c72eb3/noscreennosocialmedia2020 & join us! 7-Day Challenge from Jan. 27-Feb 2. ********************************************************* In Part 2 of my conversation with guest Tracy Steel, she will encourage anyone who is doubting God & will provide a very simple action step for you today. I know you will be so encouraged by Tracy’s beautiful message of faith and trust. Tracy is the author of “A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned”. Click here to win a copy of this fabulous book: https://mailchi.mp/e0680309810b/tracysteel or click here to buy it right now: https://www.amazon.com/Redesigned-Life-Uncovering-Purpose-Planned/dp/0800735536/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=a+redesigned+life+tracy+steel&qid=1579379308&sprefix=a+redesigne&sr=8-1. For extra entries to win a copy of Tracy’s book, head over to my Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast and like & share the giveaway post. To connect with Tracy on Instagram visit Instagram.com/tracymsteel or to connect with Tracy on her website, visit tracymsteel.com. Remember friends, God will redesign your life & He will bless it beyond your wildest dreams. Xoxo
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January 20, 2020
19. When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned | With Author Tracy Steel (Part 1)
What happens when life doesn’t go as planned? My guest Tracy Steel is sharing how God will redesign your life. God will breathe life into those broken parts of your life. Tracy is the author of “A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned”. Tracy has so much encouragement to share with you from living a life that turned out differently than she planned & how she found God’s goodness in the midst of it all. I’m so excited for you to hear from Tracy today in Part 1 of our conversation! Click here to win a copy of this fabulous book: https://mailchi.mp/e0680309810b/tracysteel or click here to buy it right now: https://www.amazon.com/Redesigned-Life-Uncovering-Purpose-Planned/dp/0800735536/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=a+redesigned+life+tracy+steel&qid=1579379308&sprefix=a+redesigne&sr=8-1. For extra entries to win a copy of Tracy’s book, head over to my Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast and like & share the giveaway post. To connect with Tracy on Instagram visit Instagram.com/tracymsteel or to connect with Tracy on her website, visit tracymsteel.com. Enjoy this inspirational chat that will encourage you to cling to God when life doesn’t go as planned. Xoxo **************************************************** Y’all asked for it & here it is! Another no screen challenge starting next week! Click here to sign up: https://mailchi.mp/0a5f49c72eb3/noscreennosocialmedia2020 & join us! 7-Day Challenge from Jan. 27-Feb 2. Amy from House of Eilers is co-hosting this challenge with me & I couldn’t be more thrilled! Let’s get more intentional with our phone, lovely friends. *********************************************************
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January 20, 2020
18.5. Taking A Journey With God with Jess Carey (Part 2)
This is Part 2 of my fabulous conversation with author, Jess Carey. In Part 2, she explores what it means to dream with God and will inspire you to take some simple action this week, friend. Jess wrote the book, “Chart A Course: Taking a Journey With God at the Helm”. I can’t wait for you all to read it! Get it on Amazon by clicking here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578225654/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_SSDWDb8RDR1A1. We are doing a book giveaway this week, so click here to enter - https://mailchi.mp/80b4dd8b5463/jesscarey or find me on Instagram to enter there - you will have a chance to win a copy of Jess’ book! To connect with Jess on Instagram, visit Instagram.com/jess_careyaz. Find her on Facebook by searching Jessicacarey.co or go to https://www.jessicacarey.co to connect with Jess on her website. Enjoy the interview!
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January 13, 2020
18. Taking A Journey With God with Jess Carey (Part 1)
Jess Carey is joining us to chat about the joy and fulfillment that we find when we take a journey with God and let Him guide us through life. This is week 2 of “All About Authors” January. Jess is a fabulous author who wrote the book, “Chart A Course: Taking a Journey With God at the Helm”. I can’t wait for you all to read it! Get it on Amazon by clicking here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578225654/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_SSDWDb8RDR1A1. We are doing a book giveaway this week, so click here to enter - https://mailchi.mp/80b4dd8b5463/jesscarey or find me on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast to enter there - you will have a chance to win a copy of Jess’ book! Today’s episode is part 1 of our conversation, and Jess shares with us the inspiration behind her book & how God has changed her life in the best way. I can’t wait for you to hear her encouraging words for you & the simple tips she shares. Enjoy another fabulous interview, friends! To connect with Jess on Instagram, visit Instagram.com/jess_careyaz. Find her on Facebook by searching Jessicacarey.co or go to https://www.jessicacarey.co to connect with Jess on her website. Part 2 of our conversation is ready after you listen to part 1. I know you will be inspired, lovely friend.
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January 13, 2020
17.5. Building Authentic Friendships with Ashley Abercrombie (Part 2)
It’s episode 17.5 woohoo! I’m so excited to bring you Part 2 of my conversation with the beautiful Ashley Abercrombie today! You all have been loving these interviews and I wanted to make sure you could hear part 1 and part 2 on the same day if you wanted. Ashley Abercrombie is the author of “Rise of the Truth Teller”, and in part 2 of our chat, she is sharing some more practical tips as well as a simple action item for you to put into practice this week to help you work on forming lasting, real friendships. You’re going to love what she shares! To connect with Ashley, find her on Instagram at Instagram.com/ashabercrombie or connect with her on her website at ashabercrombie.org (she has great free resources, friends). If you’d like to enter the book giveaway, just click here: https://mailchi.mp/25bedf2fe0c7/ashabercrombie & then visit me over on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast to get more entries! When you enter the giveaway, you have a chance to win a copy of Ashley’s excellent book, “Rise of the Truth Teller”. This book is a must-read, friends. It has really inspired me and made me laugh at the same time. Ashley is a lovely lady & I am so glad I had to honor of interviewing her on the podcast. Enjoy this episode, friends! And may your friendships be blessed! Xoxo
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January 6, 2020
17. Building Authentic Friendships with Ashley Abercrombie (Part 1)
Happy 2020 friends! January is All About the Authors! Today Ashley Abercrombie, author of “Rise of the Truth Teller”, is joining me for a fabulous conversation about forming lasting, real friendships and is talking about what it means to have genuine relationships where we can be our full selves. She is so honest and genuine, you guys. I’m so honored she’s a guest on the podcast and you will love Part 1 of our conversation. Ashley shares practical tips and simple steps to grow in relationship with others. To connect with Ashley, find her on Instagram at Instagram.com/ashabercrombie or connect with her on her website at ashabercrombie.org (she has great free resources, friends). Part 2 is being published today too, YAY! Just look for Episode 17.5 (Bonus episode) to hear Part 2. I want you all to hear both parts of our convo on the same day. Also! If you’d like to enter the book giveaway, just click here: https://mailchi.mp/25bedf2fe0c7/ashabercrombie & then visit me over on Instagram at Instagram.com/500secondstojoypodcast to get more entries! When you enter the giveaway, you have a chance to win a copy of Ashley’s excellent book, “Rise of the Truth Teller”. Lastly, here are the links to check out the two books Ashley talks about in today’s episode: https://www.amazon.com/Changes-That-Heal-Practical-Healthier/dp/0310351782/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=changes+that+heal&qid=1578109018&sr=8-2b AND https://www.amazon.com/Safe-People-Relationships-Avoid-Those/dp/0310345790/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=safe+people&qid=1578109053&sr=8-2. Enjoy this interview, lovely friends! I hope it brightens your Monday! Xoxo
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January 6, 2020