Real stories of women who are living out their faith in love to God, others, and even to themselves. Tune in to discover how you too can be a love offering to those around you and learn to believe that what you offer matters.
Our life journeys can feel inconvenient at times and sometimes even painful, can’t they? Bethny Ricks is on the show sharing her own inconvenient journey to healing and wholeness today on the podcast.
In this episode we chat about:
Experiencing a myriad of emotions
Becoming confident in our imperfections
How our faith grows deeper in pain
How God met her in suffering
Trusting God through the inconvenience
The process of healing
Finding the strength to keep moving forward
God’s grace in the process
How to love someone well in their healing process
Tune in to discover purpose, healing, and wholeness in your own inconvenient journey.
Ashley Moore is one of the biggest motivators I have in my personal life. This lady lives out her faith and I’ve had the honor to bear witness to it. She is on the show sharing her redemption story and how she believes you are called to live out your own.
Join us as Ashley walks us through how abiding leads to obedience which leads to Kingdom impact no matter how inadequate and unworthy we may feel. Tune in today to be encouraged and equipped to live out your faith in a fresh new way!
“You are enough” is a well-intentioned, encouraging message preached to overwhelmed, burnt-out women. Bestselling author Alli Worthington used to be one of them, but when faced with adversity, found herself searching for more. Being enough was no longer enough.
In her new book Standing Strong: A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence Alli gives women a no-nonsense guide to recognizing and eliminating the things that hold them back from being who God created them to be, to tackling the obstacles of self-doubt, fear, and insecurity, and to stepping into the dreams God has planted in their hearts. Tune into today’s episode to discover how to start living with the strength and confidence God intends for you.
My guest this week has a contagious passion for God and His people. Deeanna Wall is the Associate Pastor of Cornerstone Nashville. There she leads The Gathering weekly, the Prime Life department, and hospital care. Join us today as we talk about:
Ministering to the lost
Focusing on the one
Ministering to the elderly
The value of mentorship
The role of the church
Our role in the Kingdom
We pray after listening you are compelled to lay hold of the life God has for you and equipped to help others discover the same. It’s an exciting time to be a part of God’s work!
“I knew He wanted me to glorify Him, but I didn’t know in what way or how,” Pam recalled. So she began reading through her old journals in search of direction. The more she read the more she was reminded of God’s faithfulness in her life and the power of our stories. If she was encouraged reading stories of God’s faithfulness maybe other people would be too. This marked the beginning of A Million God Stories and paved the way for Ring & Robe prison ministry. I can’t wait for you to tune in as Pam VanArsdall shares about the importance of our stories and the common thread connecting them all. What’s your God story?
When prayers for healing haven't been answered, the fog of depression isn't lifting, when marriages end in divorce, or grief won't go away, it's easy to feel you've failed God or, worse, He’s failed you. Many of us have asked If God loves us, why does He allow us to hurt?
We often hear this too shall pass, but what if it doesn’t? KJ Ramsey author of This Too Shall Last is on the show today sharing about the pain God hasn’t taken away and how we can encounter grace in the middle, where living with suffering that lingers can mean receiving God's presence that lasts.
We are talking women's ministry with purpose today on the show. Gena McCown shares that whether we minister to one, 100, 1,000, or 1 million we are in women’s ministry and we have work to do until God calls us home. Get ready for a motivating and passion-filled conversation that will inspire you to use your gifts for Kingdom impact today!
How do I measure up?
This is a question most of us are subconsciously asking because as women we tend to compare constantly - on social media, in our neighborhood, at church, and at work.
Shannon Popkin addresses this tendency on the show today as she shares about her Bible study, Comparison Girl: Lessons From Jesus On Me-Free Living In A Measure-Up World.
Join us as we discuss how to leave measure up comparison behind and connect with those around us by choosing Jesus’s me-free way of living. It’s time to break free from the shackles of comparison to discover the freedom and joy of living me-free.
Not able to deny her entrepreneurial spirit, Heather joined a network marketing company, hustled her way to the top, only to realize that she gave up too much and did not like the person she had become. Led by her beliefs and convictions of what her true calling was, she took a 180 and began supporting women in business as a faith based mentor to empower them to ditch the doubt, escape the overwhelm and tap into their full potential. Today as you tune in, we pray the same for you.
Karen Gonzalez is on the show sharing her immigration story and stories of immigrants found in the Bible. Throughout Scripture there are many examples of people who fled their homelands - Hagar, Joseph, Ruth, and even Jesus. The courage, loss, joy, and pain has never gone unnoticed by “The God Who Sees” and they don’t go unnoticed now.
This episode will reinforce the innate desire to belong and be seen for all of us. Friend, God sees what you are going through today and you will always find belonging in Him. Through this conversation we pray your eyes are opened to see those around you and extend His loving invitation to belong.
What dream has God given you? Maybe it was a long time ago, maybe you feel like you’ve missed your chance, or you feel like you don’t have what it takes. But God has placed something in your heart and challenged you to live beyond yourself. You must only be willing to say yes. All throughout the Bible we see those who have gone before us accepting the challenge God has placed before them. These challenges are what author Kate Battistelli calls God Dares. On today’s episode, Kate shares her story full of mistakes and victories in her career, motherhood, and in her spiritual life. As she grew in courage and obedience she was able to overcome the excuses she was using not to pursue the dream God has given her and now she is challenging us to do the same. Tune in to discover how to live out your own God Dare. We dare you to accept the challenge and live the life God has always intended for you!
It’s hard to wait well, isn’t it? Sarah Johnson the author of Now Waiting is on the show today helping us navigate the tension between where we want to be and where we are currently. Tune in to discover how to remain confident in the goodness of God even when our season of waiting leaves us feeling discouraged, frustrated, and left out of God's plan. So join us as we learn how to wait well.
Toni Rose is on the show today sharing about ministering to families with disabilities through the Barren Heights retreat center. After many years in this ministry, God broadened her vision to include marriage ministry. Join us today to hear Toni’s story of obedience and service. We hope through this episode you are inspired to obey whatever God is calling you to and equipped to refresh and revitalize your marriage.
We yearn for deeper relationships, however they often end up as shallow social interactions. Through her writing and speaking, Jessica Herberger inspires women to seek community, to walk in obedience, and to love others well. After years of studying The Last Supper while also working through what friendship looks like in her own life she has merged the two into her book Break Bread Together. Join us today to discover how you can navigate and nurture friendships in your own life.
Sarah Butterfield is on the show today sharing her experience growing up as a missionary kid in France. She used to believe she had to go big for God, but over the years she has learned that we can pursue missional moments right where we are. Tune in to find out how to make a difference and change the world around you as you put your faith into action.
Divorce is considered the second most traumatic life event, after the death of a spouse or child. Paige Harley is on the show today sharing her story of divorce and what she has learned along the way. If you have been a child of divorce, experienced divorce yourself, or have friends you want to love and support through their divorce this episode is for you. Join us for the dos and don’ts of divorce according to Paige.
Kassandra Baker is on the show today sharing her story of disordered eating. She talks about her struggles with perfectionism, people pleasing, and legalism. Join us to discover how she found freedom and victory from the bondage of these dysfunctional behaviors. We pray if you struggle in any or in all of these areas you will learn to live free with authenticity and grace.
Are you exhausted from trying to keep up with what the world is telling you to do? Malinda Fuller, author of Obedience Over Hustle is on the show today helping us to surrender our striving hearts. This episode brought me to tears for my own tendency to hustle. We pray as you tune in this week, you realize while God wants your obedience, He loves you simply for who you are. I don’t know about you, but that truth gives rest to my hurried heart.
Can one woman change the world? Ronne Rock thinks so and after chatting with her I agree and we think you will too. Join us to reclaim your God-designed influence and impact right where you are. We can change the world one woman and one love offering at a time.
Brooke Tabor from the Gorgeous Grace is on the show today chatting about fruitful faith, obedience, embracing trials, and overcoming self-love. Her humility and passion are endearing and contagious! Tune in to discover His gorgeous grace for yourself.
When you talk to God, do you ever wonder if He hears? Do your prayers feel uninspired or routine? Do you sometimes feel like you don’t even know how to pray? Kelly O’Dell Stanley is answering these common questions and more on today’s episode. You were designed to pray. Join us to discover how.
I have followed Alicia Bruxvoort from afar for many years as a writer for Proverbs 31 ministries and through the She Speaks organization, but getting the chance to chat with her one-on-one made me admire and appreciate her even more. She is the mentor you wish you had in your life because of her warmth, humility, and perspective. In this episode we chat about dreams, motherhood, and marriage with the overarching themes of obedience and stewarding the seemingly small. I can’t wait for you to hear the overflow of her heart as she encourages us to live out of the overflow of our own.
Emily P. Freeman is on the show today chatting about a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. Adults make 35,000 decisions every day. It’s time we clear the decision making clutter, quiet the fears of choosing wrong, and get the courage to finally decide. In this episode, Emily also shares her writing journey and lessons she has learned along the way. Her message is hope-filled and I believe after listening you will be better equipped to determine your next right thing.
Parenting can be hard. It is possibly the most important task we are entrusted to in our lifetimes and we want to do it well. Parents Rising author Arlene Pellicane is on the show today sharing wisdom on how to parent with intention. There is no better time than now. Let us not waste our moments with these incredible gifts of our children.
We’ve had a lot more time to think lately, haven’t we? But sometimes we can start to believe lies that are not from God. Kaitlin Chappell Rogers has experienced this first hand. She is the author of Not From God and is on the show today sharing how we can take back the narrative of our lives and give our story to the rightful Author -- Jesus. Join us as we discuss thoughts and feelings that are not from God and how we can replace them with the Truth that is from Him. We hope that through this episode you realize you don’t have to stay in darkness. God has light for you on the other side.
Need a shift in perspective? Abby McDonald is the author of Shift: Changing Our Perspective To See The Presence Of God. Join us today as we chat about seeing God in our lives right here and right now no matter what situation you are going through.
Are you longing for a connection with God and His people but you can't seem to escape the haunting feelings of guilt, shame, loneliness, and fear? Anjuli Paschall is on the show today teaching us to heed the whisper to stay. Could it be that true power and transformation are found in the very places we resist the most?
Karen Ehman is encouraging us to love others with our lives through our words and actions in every relationship. How can you scatter love today?
Discovering contentment and joy in the midst of it all our worldly trials, disappointments, temptations, fractured friendships, and financial hardships by prioritizing what matters most—Christ
Keeping Christ our number one priority
Shifting from self-obsessed to selfless
Embracing backwards living
Noticing those who least expect to be seen
Reaching out to the lonely, the marginalized, the outcast, and the odd duck
Listening for heart drops
How to genuinely love the hard-to-love
Showing up in marriage
How God’s Word alters our words
When it is better to just stay silent
Are you struggling to find the holy in your current situation? In the unprecedented season we are all experiencing, is it possible to see God in it? Kara is on the show today talking about her book Everywhere Holy. We are chatting about depression and anxiety and how to feel more grateful and at peace. In this episode, Kara helps us realize life doesn’t have to be lived on grand mountain tops for it to be meaningful. God is at work right now wherever you are. In the midst of your ordinary routine, in the faces of your family and friends, and especially in nature. Where are you seeing holy today?
We all long for deep meaningful relationships. But the reality is forming and maintaining strong relationships can be difficult. Kim shares tips from her newest book the Art of Friendship on how to create and keep relationships that matter.
Tracey Martin and her husband Rick are directors at international Rhema Bible training college in Egypt and missionaries. Join us for today’s episode on life as a missionary family, faith in action, facing opposition in ministry, being obedient, and having the courage to persist in what God is calling you to.
Are you in need of joy today? Look no further than my guest Season Bowers who is a joy bringer! Season is a radio host, author, speaker, wife, and mom. Her life has not been easy, but she has maintained joy through it all and is sharing how we can too on today’s episode.
Amanda’s toddler was taken from her arms in her local grocery store. With her daughter recovered, Amanda began researching. She realized this was more than an abduction attempt when the pattern resembled child sex trafficking in America; something she knew little about. And, it was terrifying. We pray in this episode you find freedom from your own mom-fears, therefore, allowing you to fight this injustice fiercely by applying Biblical truths and practical exercises that will forever change the way you mother.
Melissa Lancaster and I met through a mutual friend Brenda Russell who was on the podcast in season 1 episode 6. Brenda nominated Melissa as one of the most extraordinary givers she has known. Melissa has a Masters of Divinity and a background in counseling. She is currently the Director of Ministry and Volunteer Services at our local hospital. Join us as we discuss motherhood, inadequacy, God’s provision, the power of prayer, and how to love those who are ill and grieving.
Chelsey had me on as a guest on her Living With Less podcast several months ago and after getting to know her, I couldn’t wait to have her as my guest on the Love Offering podcast. We chat about her testimony and how we can live with less of the things that are holding us back from being who God has called us to be.
Trudy Lonesky is one of my dearest friends on the planet. She has a heart of gold and I cannot wait to share her story with you. We are chatting about identity on today’s episode. Identity in our childhoods, in parenting, in health, in career, and in ministry. We hope and pray that as you tune in that you too will discover who Christ made you to be and rest in your identity in Him. Regardless of your past or present reality, know you are loved as you are by Him.
Holley Gerth has personally struggled with anxiety, depression, perfectionism and more, but in this episode she explains these struggles are not her God-given identity or destiny. Many of us carry our false feelings of inadequacy around like a too-heavy tote bag. We aren’t even sure where it came from or how to let it go. We pray as you listen to today’s episode you’ll discover why we are stronger than we know, braver than we feel, and more loved than we can even imagine.
Niki Hardy lost her mom and sister to cancer and then she was also diagnosed with cancer. She has written the book she wishes she would have had for her journey titled Breathe Again. In it she explores how to live well when life falls apart by offering practical tips to stop merely surviving and start thriving right where you are.
Many people today feel lonely, isolated, and disconnected from God and others. We crave authentic community, but we have no idea where to start. Leslie Verner shows us how to practice hospitality on today’s episode from her book, Invited: The Power of Hospitality in an Age of Loneliness. Who is on your Jericho road that you can extend an invitation to today? We don’t have to go far to find strangers God wants us to love.
Erin authentically shares her story about insecurity, body image, disordered eating, control issues, perfectionism and a lifelong hustle for worthiness. But her story doesn’t end there. God is teaching her she can simultaneously be a masterpiece and a work in progress. She is on a mission to help women who are sick of dieting, tired of hating the way they look, and longing for peace. We hope you find inspiration and encouragement today that will help you on your own health journey and faith journey and discover, as Erin has, the fundamental connection between the two.
Andrea Bourgeois is a teacher and writer who understands pain and grief. Because of her experiences, she is passionate about helping others realize they are not alone and that there is hope in processing their pain. Dear friend, if you are in a season of suffering, hold on to Jesus. In Him there is hope. Andrea and I pray our conversation restores your heart and leads you to discover the peace and purpose found in God’s promises.
Stephanie Roberts is on the show today sharing her testimony of international and domestic missions. Her story is not what she planned or even what she thought God had initially called her to, but she shares the value of trusting God even when it doesn’t make sense. Her courage and obedience to follow God no matter the cost are inspiring. She now leads a foster care community called Be the Village. While not everyone is called to foster or adopt, she believes everyone can do something. Stephanie believes that the Church is the answer, that Jesus is the answer, and that Jesus wants to use us to be the answer. Let’s “be the village” and be more than enough for others to honor God who is always more than enough.
The world is not slowing down. The number of shiny things stealing our attention and distracting us from the mission of motherhood continues to increase. As women we know the magnetic pull to steer away from what’s important and choose what feels irresistible in the moment. Honoring God and loving our families are our highest priority, but sometimes we need help keeping them there. Anne-Renee and Amanda have co-authored Shiny Things: Mothering on Purpose in a World of Distractions. Join us to learn practical tips to resist the pull to be interrupted by non-essentials and focus on God and our priority people.
Stephanie Broersma has been in this dark place of despair. After seven years of a happy marriage, she stumbled on her husband’s deleted email and a history of infidelity and pornography was uncovered. Join us today as we tackle a difficult subject matter about affairs in marriage, but also helping women to heal from this betrayal. If your husband has had an affair… if pornography or sexual addiction has hurt your marriage… if you have discovered an emotional affair… then this message is for you. Stephanie is a living example of how God brings beauty from ashes and how other women can experience this same beauty. How has God made beauty from your ashes?
Mattie Wells shares her story of pregnancy and infant loss on today’s episode. Mattie is one of the most genuine and kind women I have ever had the privilege to meet. She continues to give through her pain and now is an adoption advocate. I can’t wait for you to hear her testimony and wisdom. How have you been able to give through your pain?
To love the unlovable begins with a choice and then it is followed by an action. Once we act on it, our hearts truly change. Auburn Hensley knows this firsthand. She is on the show today talking about keeping faith and hope despite our circumstances. We pray this episode gives you hope in whatever circumstance you find yourself in today.
What we do within our seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years will determine our ability to accomplish our goals, realize our dreams, and live out our purpose. Professional organizer Morgan Tyree is on the show today sharing her time management system to help us all find more harmony and less hustle in our overwhelmed lives. What is your best time management tip?
Our minds are under attack. Thousands of thoughts fly through our minds every day, many of them negative. And Satan knows how susceptible we are to these negative thoughts that leave us frustrated and feeling defeated, but there is hope. We can transform our thought lives. Sarah Geringer is on the show today giving us guidance to stay grounded in God’s Word and find a greater sense of peace. We pray as you listen to this episode and as you hide God’s Word in your heart and mind, you will move closer to the heart and mind of God.
We are talking about motherhood today. For those of you out there who have children of your own, you know being a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have but motherhood also has its share of challenges physically, mentally emotionally, and even spiritually. Suzanne and Gretta have teamed up to encourage and assure women that we are not alone through their devotional book called Grit and Grace. What do you love most about being a mother?
Amy Carroll and Cheri Gregory are on the show today chatting about how women are suffocating under the pressure of being all things to all people; of filling every unfilled spot at church, work, and home; of trying to do it all right, make decisions that benefit everyone else, and keep everyone happy. Join the conversation as we learn to “Exhale” by discovering how to lose who you’re not, love who you are, and live your one life well.
I have Michelle Rabon from the Displaying Grace ministry on the show today. We are chatting about her new book, “Holy Mess” and what it means to be a woman radically changed by the Gospel. We discuss our everyday messes, the messes we make, the messes we cannot control, and the beautiful mess God creates in us through Christ so that we will display His grace. How has your life been radically changed?
Becky Beresford is on the show today talking about caring for those with special needs. She is humble, wise, and brave. I can’t wait for you to hear her story and glean wisdom to apply to your own. How is God calling you to be brave today?
In Rachel Bruno’s life everything seemed to be going according to plan, until the unimaginable happened and her world was turned upside down. Tune in to today’s episode as Rachel shares her testimony and how to keep faith through trials. I pray you will be encouraged to never lose hope no matter what situation you are currently facing.
Christie Adams exemplifies what it means to be an extraordinary giver on a daily basis. Her involvement in her community spans the spectrum. What is your favorite service project you have been a part of?
Robin Robbs is on the show today sharing about her family's journey with childhood cancer. Through the struggle, Robin and her family say the Lord has shown them a new meaning of faithfulness and unbelievable love that can only be experienced from the Heavenly Father. He has given them such an amazing testimony and now they feel it is their mission and duty to show everyone His mercy, grace, love, and ultimate healing power. This episode will bring you to tears of sorrow and of joy. I can’t wait for you to listen. How has God shown up in the midst of your struggle?
*While we are thrilled Wyatt has been healed, we are also cognizant that someone listening today has a very different story. If that is you, please accept our deepest condolences and know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bobbie Schaeperkoetter is building us up by encouraging us to create lasting and intentional community. Join us as we discuss honoring God amidst the craziness of life. How can you encourage someone today?
Amanda Davison is on the show today and we are talking about marriage. Of all the love offerings we give, loving our husbands is of the utmost importance. I can’t wait for you to hear Amanda’s authentic and wise advice. Join us to experience the fullness and the abundance Christ has for us in marriage and in all relationships.
Taylor Robinson is on the show today sharing her testimony and ministry to be an agent of change through fitness and through youth impacted by parental incarceration. Her authenticity is refreshing and her passion inspiring. How can you be an agent of change?
I have The Ruth Experience on today’s episode. Julie Fisk, Kendra Roehl, Kristin Demery share about authentic faith, intentional community, and generous living. Join the conversation to discover what it means to live a life of generosity. How can you be more intentional to share God’s kindness with the world around you?
I have mother and daughter Jennifer and Sydnee Floyd on today’s episode sharing about their ministry Jumbled Dreams. What dream has God laid on your heart? What dream can you help make happen in the life of someone else? Join the conversation as we chat about making dreams come true and changing lives through giving and serving.
Lynn Cowell is on today’s episode helping us to overcome insecurity and walk into our callings with confidence. With grace filled wisdom, Lynn encourages us to make the difference only we can make. It’s time to make your move.
I have mother and daughter, Helen McIntosh and Blythe Daniel on today’s episode. Their collective wisdom is unparalleled. Together we talk about rebuilding, restoring, and repairing mother and daughter relationships. No matter where you find yourself in your own relationship, today’s episode will give you practical steps to make this special relationship stronger and healthier than ever before.
I have the Truth Becomes Her and Bible Belles co-founder Erin Weidemann on today’s episode. She is passionate about equipping women and the young girls in their lives to follow God’s call. If you have a young woman in your life that you are influencing, this podcast is for you.
Leslie both brings me to tears and makes me laugh all in one episode. She was a divine appointment once for me at a time I needed it most and I pray our conversation is a divine appointment for you too.
I am with the genuine Jo Ellen Whitaker on today’s episode. Join us as we discuss working in the school system with young people, miracles and the power of prayer, the peace that passes all understanding, and stepping up to serve. I have no doubt you’ll love her heart as much as I do.
I have genuine and gutsy Jennifer Renee Watson on this week’s episode. Together we chat about how to stop feeling stuck and experience lasting freedom. Join us as we go deeper than just small talk. Tune in to discover a breakthrough of your own.
I have my sister-in-law Kelly Adams Lester on today’s episode. I adore her and am constantly inspired by her authenticity and zeal for the Lord. Grab a cup of coffee, take a seat at the family table, and join in as we discuss being a pastor’s wife, dreaming big, and blooming where you are planted.
I am with the compassionate Brenda Russell discussing filling people’s stomachs and hearts. You will be encouraged to give right where you are with the gifts you have been given. As Brenda shares in today’s episode, any act of love can make a difference.