Learning Little Lessons

Learning Little Lessons

By Trudie Schar
The Learning Little Lessons podcast is where we talk about the little lessons God is teaching us.

Learning how to fill up on Jesus, so we can pour out to others. All the while bringing Him more glory.

Grab a salted-carmel hot cocoa (my favorite), put your feet up .... okay, okay, I know all that sounds blissful, but reality is you got work to do ... so what ever you’re doing put in those headphones and let’s tune it all out and have a chat.

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God’s Timing is Perfect
Special Sister Share Online Episode... featuring three stories of God showing up in the perfect timing. These stories are from Sue Weaver, Larisa Maibach, and Jill Welti
29:11
March 21, 2020
26. Take Two. Five little lessons about marriage
Marriage is such a learning process. I don’t think I’ll ever have it all figured out. This episode I share five little things I’ve been learning. 1. Team. 2. Be a Student of your spouse. 3. Intimacy is glue. 4. Go to bed angry sometimes. 5. The enemy is satan.
14:30
February 28, 2020
25. Coming Alongside Our Children
Join me, as Kira and Kenzie from Alongside Them, chat about discipling our children. We talk about what discipling looks like, why it’s important, and how to go about doing it.
18:33
February 21, 2020
24. Dealing With Difficult People. Boundaries; part 3 of 3. With Podcast Guest Erica Steffen
In episode two of our series on Boundaries we talked about lots of practical things. In episode three Erica shares some advice she learned that helps us deal with these difficult people. We chat about what to do if you are struggling with the first steps of setting boundaries. We end the series by reminding everyone the end goal; more balanced relationships, healthy boundaries, all framed in God’s love.
17:18
February 5, 2020
23. Dealing with Difficult People; Boundaries. Part 2 of 3. With Podcast Guest Erica Steffen
Last week we chatted about trash dumping neighbors... this week Erica and I are putting some words to this analogy. We paint some pictures of what this looks like in real life. We add some feeling words to how it feels when our boundaries are violated. During the episode, Erica mentions the book Boundaries for Your Soul by Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller. (Find link here: https://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-Your-Soul-Overwhelming-Thoughts/dp/1400201616) We chat about practical ways to deal with boundaries pushers... react/respond.
21:49
January 29, 2020
22. Dealing With Difficult People; Boundaries Part 1 of 3. With Podcast guest Erica Steffen
How do you love people that are a negative force in your life?? The answer to that question really begins with learning about boundaries. My friend, Erica Steffen and I sat down and chatted about Boundaries. We talk about the book by Dr Henry Cloud and John Townsend. We talk about how difficult people tend to put their “trash” inside our fence. We chat about how to live by a trash dumping neighbor. This is part one of a three part series. The trash dumping analogy, in this episode, sets us up to discuss what these trash dumping neighbors look like in real life. Be sure to look for part two next week!
16:23
January 22, 2020
21. Because You Ask Not
What have you been asking God? Have you really asked or are you whining? What do you actually want? I chat about some lessons I’m learning about asking and know what I really want. And then, what am I really doing about it. Is my everyday life pointing to what is really important to me?? Take a listen! I pray you are blessed.
16:47
January 19, 2020
20. The value of the elderly with podcast guest Isabel Tom
Isabel Tom came on the show to talk about one of her great passions, the elderly. Isabel is the author of the soon to be released book “The Value of Wrinkles” During the show we chat about all things elderly; their value, the lessons we can learn by watching them, why it’s important to lean in and listen, and how we can come alongside and bless them as they age. I think you will really enjoy her sweet stories and lessons she shares for us today. Isabel’s book, ”The Value of Wrinkles” is coming out in March. You can preorder now on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Value-Wrinkles-Perspective-Loving-Change/dp/0802419534/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+value+of+wrinkles&qid=1577131989&sr=8-1) Be sure to check it out! You can connect with her on Instagram at @isabelctom. Join her facebook page at The Value Of Wrinkles. (https://www.facebook.com/TheValueofWrinkles/) Visit her website at www.isabeltom.com
23:00
January 8, 2020
19. Soul care; health, happiness, and Heaven
This week on the podcast I’m chatting about an idea my friend Becky thought of. It’s about Soul Care; a 30 day focus on Health, Happiness, and Heaven. I think this idea is something that could really work for you!  It sure has helped me.  Listen to the podcast episode here. And when you are finished listening be sure to download the 30 day challenge worksheet. You can find this free download (along with all the other freebies on my site) at LearningLittleLessons.com.
15:06
January 5, 2020
18. Women of the Christmas Story
Have you thought about the women found in the Christmas Story? In this episode I chat about these seven women. I share what lesson stuck out to me most in each story. I also share three ways that you and I are called to be a part of the great Christmas Story this year. Jesus also invites us to be a Woman of the Christmas Story. . . . Want to dig in more? Here is where you can find these women’s stories: Tamar, Genesis 38 Rehab, Joshua 2 & 6 Ruth, the whole book of Ruth Bathsheba, 2 Samuel 11 Elizabeth, Luke 1 Mary, Matthew 1 and Luke 1 & 2 Anna, Luke 2 . . You can also grab a copy of my book Women of the Christmas Story at HelloJesusCo.com or search “Women of the Christmas Story Trudie Schar” on Amazon. . . . . #womenoftheChristmasStory #learninglittlelessons #hellojesusco #ChristmasHope #momlife
15:45
December 23, 2019
17. Clinging to Hope in the Lord
I have a short little podcast episode for you. Its a honest chat about last week and some mistakes I made. And what I learned about hoping in the Lord.
09:56
December 23, 2019
16. Making new pathways - practically speaking
Last week we were chatting about making new brain pathways... this week I wanted to show you what this has looked like in the past for me. Practically. Picture a stack of sticky notes. Putting Truth in our brain in a very intentional, almost elementary way. — I’d love to hear from you! What truth is on your stack of sticky notes? Email me at learninglittlelessons@gmail.com
14:16
December 3, 2019
15. New Brain Pathways
It’s thanksgiving. We are thinking about everything we are thankful for. We are talking about it with our kids. We are making our lists. We all know we should be thankful all year. We’ve heard it. Yet can we talk about the opposite? Can we talk a moment about what happens when we aren’t thankful? What happens when we don’t do this thankful thing the rest of the year? In this episode we will touch the tip of the iceberg of what happens in our brain when we are thankful. And what might happen if we do otherwise. And why we might want to start making new brain pathways. The link to the article I mentioned in the show, from Sheri is:: https://www.sherriseligson.com/blog/science-shows-complaining-rewires-the-brain-to-be-negative-and-how-the-bible-gives-a-solution
11:55
November 27, 2019
14. The ACTS prayer method {with podcast guest Darcy Schock}
I’m excited to have Darcy join me on the podcast agian! This week we are chatting about the ACTS method of prayer. What ACTS stands for and how this can help focus your prayer life. I get a little geeky and talk about how Nehemiah prayed this method.
15:46
November 17, 2019
13. Prayer Journaling - With podcast guest Darcy Schock
Darcy and I sit down to chat about prayer journaling. We chat about how reading Psalms is peeking into someone’s prayer journal, why she started prayer journaling, and 5 benefits she’s found by keeping a prayer journal. Run to her website to check out the prayer journal she mentions during the show. Use the coupon code “prayerjournal10” to save $10! Code ends November 17th, 2019. Link to the journal is here: https://hellojesusco.com/product/hello-jesus-spiral-bound-guided-prayer-journal-2/
18:10
November 10, 2019
12. When Motherhood Feels Like a Wilderness; part four. Worship
This episode is the last of the four part series on “When Motherhood Feels Like a Wilderness” We are chatting about why Moses would do a thing like leading 4.5 million grumbling kids through a wilderness... (contrary to possible belief, it was NOT so his instagram post would go viral) We have a choice, but when we choose to bring God glory through our calling as a Mama... then Motherhood is worship!
10:24
November 1, 2019
11. When Motherhood Feels Like a Wilderness; part three. What’s the Point?
As Moses led 4.5 people through the wilderness I wonder how often he asked himself; What’s the point of all this work I’m doing? As a mom, I hate to admit it but I used to often wonder the same thing... What’s the point of doing all this work I’m doing for my kids?! Time in this episode didn’t allow me to go into all the “What’s the point questions” that I ask myself. . . But we dig into the circumstances when Moses could have said “What’s the point? I’m never going to make it!” I share six tips we can get from Moses’ story to apply to our life when we are facing a large fear. When WE whisper... “What’s the point... I’m never going to make it”
17:59
October 23, 2019
10 When Motherhood feels like a wilderness: part two Moses and Mama and the calling they didn’t want
Have you ever found yourself some where you never thought you’d be? Found yourself doing something you didn’t ever dream of ... or never wanted to do. Perhaps it’s you wanted children and didn’t get them, perhaps it’s a job you didnt want and you have it now, maybe a marriage that didn’t turn out “happily ever after” Moses found himself with a calling I don’t think he ever set out to have; being a mom figure for 4.5 million grumbling, complaining, whining people. Before he could accept this calling he had lies that he had to sift thru. Things he thought and reasons he didnt want to accept the calling. This week we are chatting about those lies. We are chatting about how God’s responses to Moses’ lies might be the answers you need as you try to accept a calling you may not have ever wanted. Take a listen to part 2 of When Motherhood Feels Like A Wilderness titled Moses and Mama; the calling they didn’t want.
12:12
October 15, 2019
09. When Motherhood Feels Like a Wilderness; Part 1
This episode is part one of the new four week podcast series, titled “When Motherhood Feels Like a Wilderness” Go take a listen. And I’d LOVE to know... can you relate?
07:26
October 8, 2019
08. Wilderness Seasons - With Podcast Guest Kara Stoller
I am so excited to share this podcast episode with you! My friend Kara, joined me this week! We are chatting about Wilderness Seasons. They can be tough (those seasons that God says stay... and really all you want to do is run.) Kara’s been through a wilderness season or two. Please make this a podcast you listen to. You will be glad you did!
22:41
September 30, 2019
07. Decisions That We Question
Do ever have times when it’s hard to make a decision? When it starts going rough do you ever start questioning a decision you just made? Today’s podcast we are chatting about those decisions. I’m sharing four things I’ve been learning about making decisions. They’ve sure helped lesson the crazy in my head.
13:28
September 23, 2019
Empty Girl
Empty Girl was a talk I gave at Homeschool Mom’s Night Out - March 2019 - Based on the story of the Empty Girl in John 4.
38:21
September 19, 2019
06. Who are you really?
When I remember who I am, what I was made for, and who I was made to serve; I don’t need to step on any of the other “scales” I might try to measure myself on. When my realtionship with Jesus is strong, the other scales fade. Be sure to grab the free download that I mention at the end of the episode by visiting https://mailchi.mp/6847be136409/who-am-i-realy Production in collaboration with Jersey Limited Media. ©️2019 Learning Little Lessons
09:56
September 16, 2019
05. The Bathroom Scale is Not My Friend
My bathroom scale and I are not getting along . . . But while fighting it I learned a little lesson. A lesson about the other “scales” I sometimes step on. You know, those places I try to measure my value and worth against. Stepping on those scales, I don’t always feel great about myself. Because I listen to what these scale say, I sometimes stop being the person I was made to be. ((It’s a two part series, so be sure to listen again next week))
12:56
September 16, 2019
04. Why Learning Little Lesssons
I’m a private person. {INFJ personality} I’d rather talk about you, then to share what’s going on inside my heart. Yet somedays God pushes me out of that comfort zone and says share. That’s today. • • • So here’s a little about my story {don’t worry, it’s the short version 😃}
14:50
September 16, 2019
03. End of Summer Regrets
For a lot of people this week marks the beginning of school… the end of summer. Sniff sniff! Today LearningLittleLessons Podcast Episode 3 is live. We are talking about end of the summer regrets. And how Paul sent a letter that he kinda-sorta-but-not-really-regretted. Go visit the blog for a printable to go with this episode! https://mailchi.mp/275b4a1f0544/freenoregretjournaling
10:48
September 16, 2019
02. Just Washing Nets
I’ve been thinking about doing that stuff right in front of me. Then I stumbled upon Luke 5. It’s the story of Simon(Peter) washing nets. Just washing a net. What a life. {Kinda reminds of myself leaning over the sink washing dishes. } Today on the podcast episode I unpack this story and the four lessons I found in this washing net story. Go take a listen below.
14:28
September 16, 2019
01. Tomorrow’s Dreams
Is there a big dream you’ve been staring at? Do you ever zone in on that dream … and nearly end up missing the little joys right in front of you? In today’s episode I talk about a big dream of mine and the lesson I learned about the best way to prepare for those big dreams.
12:27
September 16, 2019