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The Mom Next Door: Stories of Faith

The Mom Next Door: Stories of Faith

By Pam Fields
When we tell of God's faithfulness, we never run out of stories.
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37 - Graduated to Glory (A Mother's Testimony)
When tragedy hits we can't always make sense of it but we know that God is with us and that we can trust Him. Today Kim shares of the sudden loss of her 14 year old daughter, Naomi in a drowning accident. Though her story is difficult, Kim's faith amidst tragedy will be a blessing to you.    The facebook group mentioned in this episode: Christian Moms of Large Families that Homeschool  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423198688004697 Book recommendation from this episode: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1002393.Angel_Unaware    (By Dale Evans Rogers)  Join Pam at my Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
42:10
February 20, 2021
36 - The Hard & Holy Work of Motherhood
This episode will be a gift to you as you ponder the work of motherhood. Meredith's testimony of ministry life in harmony with raising children will be a blessing to you. A few resources shared in this episode are:  Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman https://www.lifeway.com/en/product-family/missional-motherhood The River Community Church    https://www.therivercc.com/ And as always, you can find me at:  My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
29:42
February 13, 2021
35 - Hope for the Future, Amidst a Cancer Diagnosis
My friends Celeste walks us through her journey of hope. Though she had recently given birth and would assume she had complete health, Celeste received a cancer diagnosis. But it is through this trial she learned more of the hope available in Christ.  If you need a place to meet with encouraging moms, please join us at: My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
40:25
February 6, 2021
34 - Christ Centered Pregnancy
Like many young women, Heather desired to grow in her walk with the Lord as she entered into motherhood. Today we chat about battling the world's expectations for pregnancy and aligning them instead with the truths of God's Word.  You can find more about Heather at:  Website:https://www.heathercofer.com/ Book:https://www.heathercofer.com/expectant-book/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/heathercofer/ And you can find me at my Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
32:44
January 30, 2021
33 - Serving Jesus After An Abortion Decision
God reaches us where we are and can use our story for His glory. Nancy shares about her past history of abortion and her current ministry to women facing the same decisions of her youth. You will be inspired to live for Jesus as you join us today.  You can find Nancy at https://www.cookevillecpc.org/ For more encouragement: https://www.godeeperstill.org/ Or come join me at Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Or take a peek at my blog: http://tendingfields.net/
31:10
January 23, 2021
32 - Is the risk in following Jesus? Or in not following Him?
Olesya's marriage was crumbling and her faith was being challenged. But God worked to turn that around for her good and for His glory. Some resources mentioned today in this episode are: YWAM FAMILY DTS (Discipleship Training School) https://ywamkona.org/dts_courses/family-dts/?fbclid=IwAR17schQGkwSm9xpGTF9F6phheMkOX-5Vuneg5P2WHvmrjBt9R8hQUH5idI https://www.markbatterson.com/books/draw-the-circle/ Mission Minded Families ( Ann Dunagan) https://www.missionmindedfamilies.org/ Ministry donations- tax deductable                  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/eastsalemfellowship (make sure to note for Maddox Family Missions)   https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/olesyamaddox Pam's Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
47:21
January 16, 2021
31 - Treasure Mining the Gift of FASD
FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) affects many more families than we realize. Though not a medical provider, Natalie Vecchione shares so much from her 18 years of lived experience parenting a child with a diagnosis of FASD. She will offer you hope and resources as you listen and then visit her online at:  http://www.fasdhope.com/    She is also on Pinterest and Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Make sure you look for her podcast, http://www.fasdhope.com/podcast/
39:22
January 9, 2021
30 - Crying out to God, "Show me a better way."
As Jennifer battled depression and multiple health challenges within her family, she looked to the Lord and what she knew to be true. It was there that God met her and led her in a better way.  * Jennifer is not a doctor, this episode should not constitute medical advice, just a few moms talking over coffee.  You can find Jennifer at: www.jennifergreene.org mentioned in the podcast today: https://www.westonaprice.org/ Pam's Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
43:12
January 2, 2021
29 - The Journey of Becoming a Military Mom
When our sons each joined the Army we understood that it would bring new things. What we didn't know at that time is that God was preparing for each of us, as special friend for our own journey as a military mom! We hope that you are encouraged by our conversation today. Please share this podcast with those who are embarking on a similar path.  Some resources we mentioned: The Making of a Soldier, YouTube series    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cms954DqnJE The Power of Praying for your Adult Children by Stormie O'Martian  https://www.christianbook.com/power-praying-for-your-adult-children/stormie-omartian/9780736957922/pd/957922 Volunteer for the USO  https://www.uso.org/take-action/volunteer Check out Pam's blogpost "Boot Camp for Military Moms"  https://tendingfields.net/2020/01/31/boot-camp-for-military-moms-10-tips-for-your-sanity/
40:41
December 26, 2020
28 - Catch Your Thoughts, Overcoming Depression
Sometimes our thoughts can get us into trouble. Robyn was in the depths of despair but she has overcome! Robyn ministers to women in her facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/catchyourthoughts/    and also on her website on Focus Friday. You can find her at  https://robynmulder.com/    In today's podcast, Robyn mentioned https://www.freshhope.us/    Also,  the book, "Companions in the Darkness" by Diana Gruver   https://www.dianagruver.com/
36:24
December 19, 2020
27 - The Miracle of Healing, A Marriage Restored Part 2
Jen continues to share the story of her husband's affair and God's faithfulness as He restored their marriage. 
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December 12, 2020
26 - The Miracle of Healing, A Marriage Restored Part 1
Jen's marriage was hit hard by her husband's affair. But God was able to use this very thing to heal their marriage and bring glory to Himself. 
28:59
December 5, 2020
25 - Walking With Women Considering Adoption
Jami has always had a heart for adoption. God made clear the path for her as He led Jami to start Cookeville, Tennessee's first adoption agency.  You can find out more about her ministry at https://hopecenteradoption.com/ and also on Instagram @hopecenteradoptions My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
36:46
November 28, 2020
24 - A Heart for Adoption - Part 2
In this episode, Lindsey shares about her fourth adoption and the blessing that Penny is in their life.  One of the book she referenced is "The Connected Child"  https://www.amazon.com/Connected-Child-healing-adoptive-family/dp/0071475001 My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
18:37
November 21, 2020
23 - A Heart for Adoption - Part 1
It's national adoption awareness month. I know you will be blessed to hear Lindsey's adoption story. 
35:43
November 21, 2020
22 - Where God Guides, He Provides
Today Pam shares with you about her own faith journey as their family moved from Oregon to Tennessee.  You can get in touch with Sarah Latch at https://www.facebook.com/Latch-Homes-465590463799211/   or Sarahlatch@gmail.com  My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
44:39
November 14, 2020
21 - Kaylie's Home Birth Testimony
Kaylie is back this week to share about her homebirth experience. I know it will be of encouragement to you. If you miss last week's episode, you are going to want to go listen to that!   If you would like to hear more about Kaylie's background, here is a link to her and her husband's testimony. It is amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69aPzddF_vs&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2U3PiEyN_l-Ufr9VwpMhFd-LVBIP_-g_QsqAOHtP5zj4oJRvocX7V3fss My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
46:41
November 7, 2020
20 - New Life in Christ, From Childhood Trauma to Transformed
*Warning adult content. This episode is not appropriate for children as Kaylie shares about her really dark childhood (sex,drugs) and then, how her life was changed when she gave her life to Jesus.   Kaylie's full testmony can be found at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69aPzddF_vs&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2U3PiEyN_l-Ufr9VwpMhFd-LVBIP_-g_QsqAOHtP5zj4oJRvocX7V3fss https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
43:30
October 31, 2020
19 - Mission Minded Motherhood
Ann Dunagan is a wonderful example of a mom on mission for Jesus. Today she shares some tips on how to focus at living on mission. You can connect with Ann on Instagram, Facebook or through her website, https://www.missionmindedfamilies.org/ My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
32:31
October 24, 2020
18 - Praying for your Husband
Karna knew the importance of  praying for her husband. It really became clear though, when her husband who worked in corrections was attacked by an inmate. Today she shares her account of that day.  My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
40:22
October 17, 2020
17 - From "Why me?" to "What Now?"
Sarah shares her parenting journey as a special needs mom and how the Lord is using that for new things!  You can find out more about Sarah at: https://www.sarahebrooks.com/  and https://www.sarahebrooks.com/the-wonderful-way-you-are/ To find out more about the writing group: https://triciagoyer.teachable.com/?fbclid=IwAR2-VQFvV2zDxIiFqgydzZWHiNAMM1f-MFd2UzP0xEix9uTEjIKOkdrqfOQ       My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
36:38
October 10, 2020
16 - Joyfully Living with Spina Bifida - Part 2
Sara shares resources and encouragement as she recounts her daughter's diagnosis and journey with spina bifida. https://treasurefromhim.blogspot.com/?m=1&fbclid=IwAR1K9hAXeCN2PXS1gFg2rSO_cpM6nthRHYV1990FJbHUJJcws2b3lTi8ntw https://www.joniandfriends.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-af6BRC5ARIsAALPIlWWsIk5Rze8lCNN27Hf7IiQQVPduz6rv1SkNM4s9hITUwX8JB5_VrAaAjTYEALw_wcB https://www.amazon.com/Same-Lake-Different-Boat-Disability/dp/1629956910/ref=sr_1_1?crid=123XUU7RJ46FS&dchild=1&keywords=same+lake+different+boat&qid=1598718990&sprefix=same+lake+d%2Caps%2C223&sr=8-1 Also, check out my resources: My blog : http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
40:28
October 3, 2020
15 - Joyfully Living with Spina Bifida - Part 1
Sara shares resources and encouragement as she recounts her daughter's diagnosis and journey with spina bifida.  https://treasurefromhim.blogspot.com/?m=1&fbclid=IwAR1K9hAXeCN2PXS1gFg2rSO_cpM6nthRHYV1990FJbHUJJcws2b3lTi8ntw https://www.joniandfriends.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-af6BRC5ARIsAALPIlWWsIk5Rze8lCNN27Hf7IiQQVPduz6rv1SkNM4s9hITUwX8JB5_VrAaAjTYEALw_wcB https://www.amazon.com/Same-Lake-Different-Boat-Disability/dp/1629956910/ref=sr_1_1?crid=123XUU7RJ46FS&dchild=1&keywords=same+lake+different+boat&qid=1598718990&sprefix=same+lake+d%2Caps%2C223&sr=8-1 Also, check out my resources: My blog : http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
41:26
September 26, 2020
14 - Learning to Pray
Colleen has been an encouragement to me and the growth of my prayer life. I am sure you will be blessed by her words. 
37:29
September 19, 2020
13 - Saying "Yes" to God
Rachel Risner shares how the Lord overcame her doubts as she walked forward in faith.  You can find out more about Rachel at: http://www.rachelrisner.com/ My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
28:09
September 12, 2020
12 - Grieving With Hope
Mae lost her son in a tragic four wheeler accident. As she shares her story, she also shares of the new things God has done through her circumstance.  My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Mae's blog and links to all the places she shares: http://www.lightsforjes.com/
30:51
September 5, 2020
11 - Mentoring Relationships
Colleen has been pouring into the lives of women for a very long time. Today she shares about building a lifestyle of mentoring.  My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Here are some resources that came up in our conversation today: Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Inscribing the Truth Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674823156608875
31:22
August 29, 2020
10 - Becoming a Mother-In-Law and Grandma with Gramma Thelma
Today Thelma lays out her best tips for becoming a great mother-in-law and grandma. If you are entering this season of life, you will benefit from her wisdom.  My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Check out Thelma's website at: http://www.thelmaslibrary.com/
35:07
August 22, 2020
09 - Homeschooling with Gramma Thelma
If you are new to homeschooling or just looking for some encouragement, this is the episode for you! Thelma English homeschooled her own children in the pioneer days of the homeschooling movement. She now offers classes for homeschoolers and jumps in wherever possible to support her grandchildren's education.   My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Check out Thelma's website at: http://www.thelmaslibrary.com/
26:34
August 15, 2020
08 - Life Lessons with Gramma Thelma - Part 2
Gramma Thelma continues where we left off last week on the subject of becoming a new wife.  My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share To find out more about Gramma Thelma, check out her website: http://www.thelmaslibrary.com/
45:47
August 8, 2020
07 - Life Lessons with Gramma Thelma - Part 1
People in my area regularly seek out Gramma Thelma for advice. In this session Thelma lays the groundwork for a series of life lessons including dating, marriage, homeschooling and becoming a gramma.  My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Here's the link to Thelma's website : http://thelmaslibrary.com/
37:47
August 1, 2020
06 - Pray Like It Matters
Sometimes God uses the little things in life to cause us to stop and refocus. Today Sonia shares about how God has awakened her view of prayer.  My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Here are some resources that came up in our conversation today: Nadia Mutana, Love Mothering  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCennEMujRD-S7cCnx0OFlwA Praying Christian Women https://www.prayingchristianwomen.com/ Prayer Boxes https://aboverubies.org/~aboverub/index.php/2013-11-12-17-55-51/english-language/prayer-in-the-home/2503-prayer-in-the-home-our-prayer-box Prayers That Changed History by Tricia Goyer  https://www.amazon.com/Prayers-That-Changed-History-Christopher/dp/0310748011#:~:text=Prayers%20That%20Changed%20History%3A%20From,9780310748014%3A%20Amazon.com%3A%20Books
41:10
July 25, 2020
05 - To Hear and To Obey
Nadia shares about family ministry and living a life of faith as God leads them wherever they are called. My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Nadia's Blog: https://mutanafamily.com/ Mutana Family Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mutanafamily/ Love Mothering on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCennEMujRD-S7cCnx0OFlwA
25:11
July 18, 2020
04 - Children are a Gift
Listen in as Charity shares about her journey into motherhood and receiving children as a gift. My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
37:13
July 5, 2020
03 - All In; Our Foster Care Journey
Join in on our conversation about one family's journey in foster care. My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Nancy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raising.my.hooligans/
34:06
June 27, 2020
02 - Parenting through a traumatic car accident
In this episode Jeanette shares how God carried them through after the tragic accident and recovery of their daughter Denise. My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Touched by a Miracle, By Jan Goodman: https://melttheheart.com/touched-by-a-miracle/ Samaritan Ministries: https://samaritanministries.org/
40:44
June 20, 2020
01 - We gave up, God didn't - A marriage restored
In this episode Candace shares how her marriage was ending and how God intervened to save it. My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share
29:58
June 20, 2020
00 - Let's Tell Our Stories of Faith
Find out more about what motivated me to start this podcast.  My Blog: http://tendingfields.net/ Less Than Perfect Christian Mamas Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231087377942997/?ref=share Nadia's Blog: www.mutanafamily.com Nadia's Youtube channel: http://bit.ly/lovemothering
20:14
June 20, 2020