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Watered Wednesdays

Watered Wednesdays

By Kathryn and Alli
Just like plants need water to grow, we as humans need “spiritual” water to grow into our best selves. Listen in as hosts Alli & Kathryn discuss fresh insights relating to personal growth through the lens of faith and Christianity. Join these 20-30 somethings as they seek to reveal ways our soul’s thirst can be quenched, refreshed, and matured. Whether you identify with Christianity or not; Watered Wednesdays is a place to engage in the conversation! www.wateredwednesdays.com
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Watered Wednesdays

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Diving in with Alli's Nana
Alli's Nana pops in for a visit on this episode of Watered Wednesdays! Tune in as she shares her story of faith, lots of wisdom, and some encouragement with us and our listeners.
30:20
July 29, 2020
Overcoming Challenges with Christa Dodge
Our friend Christa meets with Alli and Kathryn to share about her faith journey, dealing with grief from miscarriage, and overcoming challenging times with believing in God's goodness. You don't want to miss this encouraging story and conversation!
35:38
July 22, 2020
Catchin' Up & Staying Watered
Alli and Kathryn talk about what they're learning lately in their faith... while also discovering flowers aren't plants... say whaatttt!?
33:37
July 15, 2020
Chatting about Race with Christina Carter
Alli and Kathryn chat with friend Christina to discuss how she came into her faith, her experience with worship dancing, and her thoughts on racism and the current movement towards unity. Make sure to tune in, and stay watered!
35:20
July 8, 2020
Spiritual Motherhood with Melanie McIlrath
Kathryn and Alli chat with Melanie about what it means to bear God's image specifically as women. They touch on motherhood, spiritual motherhood, mentoring, and leaving a legacy of faith. You don't want to miss this one!
36:45
July 1, 2020
Unpacking the Lord's Prayer
Alli and Kathryn unpack the Lord's Prayer, fasting and prayer requests vs. gossip. They also announce a 7 day challenge to our listeners!
38:02
June 24, 2020
Grace and Mercy with Kristen Landenberger
Alli brings on friend Krsiten Landenberger to discuss her story of faith! Tune in to hear more about how God has transformed and continues to transform her life.
36:47
June 17, 2020
Hearing God's Voice with Shelly Ford
Kathryn's Mom (Shelly) joins us for a conversation on dreams, hearing God's voice, and having a deep relationship with Jesus. 
35:11
June 10, 2020
Lightening Our Load with Betsy Laboe
Kathryn sits down with friend Betsy to chat about how she came to become a woman of faith. Alli and Kathryn then discuss how sharing our stories of faith can help our world as we are faced with our deep brokenness. Tune in, and stay watered!
27:44
June 3, 2020
Book Therapy
Alli and Kathryn discuss a few books that have revealed significant insights to them, and offer a few suggestions for your own bookshelf! Tune in as they share a few goodies and perspectives they've learned from authors they admire.
29:33
May 27, 2020
10 Ways to Stay Positive During a Global Pandemic
COVID-19 has really flipped the world upside down! Alli & Kathryn discuss 10 tips for staying positive during this time of uncertainty. We believe God is doing a new thing and offers GREAT peace to those who seek Him in good times and in bad.
38:04
May 20, 2020
Welcome Back: Season 2!
Alli & Kathryn are back for another Season! In this episode they discuss what God has been teaching them lately during this season of a global pandemic, and also share some life updates!
21:43
May 13, 2020
A Christmas Story: Legacy
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Alli and Kathryn discuss the final topic in their Christmas series; legacy. Jesus left a lasting legacy on the world. What does that mean for us, and how do we examine our own legacies?
24:44
December 26, 2019
A Christmas Story: Gifts
Part 3 of our Christmas series explores the gifts given to Jesus from the Magi (wise-men). Have you ever wondered about these gifts? Alli and Kathryn share some details and also talk about what gifts we can give to Jesus today.
15:46
December 18, 2019
A Christmas Story: Star
This week in our Christmas series, we talk about the Star that appeared in the sky the night Jesus was born! What do you know about the Star? What does it mean to you? Join in on our conversation.
19:54
December 11, 2019
A Christmas Story: Miracle
Alli and Kathryn read and talk about parts of the Christmas story! Part 1 of the 4 part series discusses the idea of miracles. What does the miracle of Jesus' birth mean for us today, and where do we still witness every day miracles?
22:32
December 4, 2019
True Worship
How did worship music become what it is today? What exactly is worship? Alli and Kathryn unpack this topic, plus share a few of their favorite songs and artists!
42:25
November 27, 2019
These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things
Can you guess what the topic is? Kathryn and Alli share a few of their favorite things!
37:29
November 20, 2019
Training and Perseverance
Alli & Kathryn chat about 2 Timothy! Tune in for insights regarding training, perseverance, hope, and growth in our spiritual lives.
21:55
November 13, 2019
"Is This The One?" feat. Kelsea
Alli and Kathryn are joined by their friend Kelsea to talk about DATING! More specifically, they chat about great date ideas from the book "Is This The One? Simple Dates for Finding the Love of Your Life" by Steve Arterburn.  These concepts are helpful and creative tools to utilize while dating and searching for "the one". They are also great ideas to keep in your toolbox if you are currently single, or even to explore in a marriage!
52:57
November 6, 2019
Misconceptions About Christianity
Alli & Kathryn dive into what Christianity (& Christians) might seem like from the outside looking in. They talk about common misconceptions people might have about the Church, and why they might have them.
36:42
October 29, 2019
1 Timothy: a Buttress of Truth
Alli & Kathryn discuss 1 Timothy! We touch on some key verses in this book of the Bible.... what does it mean for women to be submissive in the church, and what do we learn about discipline? Tune in to the convo!
25:38
October 23, 2019
Gospel in Culture
Alli & Kathryn talk about the "spiritual vibes" they get from music, movies, shows, and books in today's culture. *SPOILER ALERTS* mentioned throughout, but nothing is too "spoiled"! They also discuss favorite Disney movies and their shared love for the Prince of Egypt. 
34:29
October 16, 2019
A Father, Fatherhood, & God the Father
On this week's episode, Kathryn & Alli unpack fatherhood with special guest Kevin P. They chat about what makes God a Father, what makes Him a good Father to us, and how our earthly fathers might shape our views of God.
43:25
October 9, 2019
Dealing with the Blues
Do you ever get a case of "the blues"? Maybe you're feeling down in the dumps or just a little "blah". We've been there, and are here to offer some helpful tips for how we've been able to overcome moodiness and come out of the slump. Tune in to join the conversation!
43:43
October 2, 2019
Punch Out Distractions
Are you distracted? Alli & Kathryn discuss distractions and how to "punch them in the face"... or welcome them as a way of growing our "self control" muscles. The girls also discuss the importance of maintaining a Kingdom vision over an earthly one to keep our focus on what matters most.
27:10
September 24, 2019
Do You Ever Wonder?
Today's episode is all about questions! (*Disclaimer: Many of these questions do not have answers...for all ya'll who will be bothered by that). Are there questions you have about spirituality and Christianity? Bringing our honest and authentic questions to God helps increase our intimacy with Him. Alli & Kathryn share some of the questions they are curious about and invite you in on their conversation!
42:05
September 18, 2019
Notes from Priscilla Shirer
Not only do Alli and Kathryn share their favorite condiment this week, they also talk about beauty, what to fight for, holding joy through grief, and doing what we say we are going to do no matter what. They also "steal" some Scripture from Colossians and share as encouragement. Tune in!
26:38
September 11, 2019
Spiritual Hot Seat
Alli and Kathryn ask each other some deep spiritual *hot seat* questions, and weave in verses for encouragement from the Book of the Week... Philippians! 
34:28
September 4, 2019
Feedback Sandwich, Anyone?
No matter who you are, you probably face the need to give and receive feedback. Alli and Kathryn discuss healthy tips for giving and receiving feedback, and touch on key concepts such as the "feedback sandwich" and the Johari window . Listen in for some encouragement on how to compliment along with some construction criticism.
35:27
August 27, 2019
All We Need Yet Immeasurably More
Alli & Kathryn share a few details regarding the real struggles and hopes in their own lives, while talking about a Podcast they listened to with Annie F. Downs and Lauren Daigle. They also read Scripture from Ephesians to encourage us with the hope that God is all we need, and also the one who gives us immeasurably more.
28:16
August 20, 2019
Self Love & Knowing Our Worth
Today's episode focuses on the fact that we are all created and treasured more than we could even imagine. Kathryn and Alli chat about the ways we can tap into unwavering confidence through reflection, truth, and positive self talk. The episode wraps with a love letter written from God to YOU!
27:28
August 14, 2019
"5 W's and the How" of Jesus
Who else better to talk about on this Podcast than Jesus!? Alli and Kathryn answer the who, what, when, where and how of Christ from their perspective.
35:57
August 7, 2019
Let's Get Some Revelation
Alli & Kathryn discuss the next book in their trek through the New Testament: Paul's letter to the Galatians! During the hot seat this week, the girls share what they're learning. Alli mentions God's faithfulness in prayer, and Kathryn shares about a book by Francine Rivers that is bringing Scripture to life through the women of Jesus' lineage.
25:51
July 31, 2019
Productivity, Schedules, & Rest
Alli and Kathryn share some personal thoughts on balancing a schedule, and share practical ways to manage our time more thoughtfully and strategically. 
31:58
July 24, 2019
Physical Cost & Spiritual Benefit
The "Book of the Week" is (you guessed it) 2 Corinthians! And it's "in-tents". Tune in as we share Scripture about the Spirit and the cost it can take to be a follower of Jesus.
17:50
July 17, 2019
Friendship with Purpose
Alli and Kathryn talk about friendships from a spiritual lens.  How do we maintain friendships as seasons of life change? What are the benefits of a healthy friendship? Listen in as we dive in deeper into Godly friendships on the episode! 
37:26
July 10, 2019
Flaws & All: Our Best Dating Advice
How do you know when it’s the one? Should a woman ask a man out? What are the top things women should focus on while dating? What are the top things men should focus on while dating? How do you know when your standards are too low or too high? Listen in as we dive in deeper to these tips and questions on this episode! 
42:46
July 3, 2019
A Baby Bird Story & 1 Corinthians Wisdom
Alli and Kathryn discuss a (hopefully) hopeful situation involving a baby bird, and also dive into a discussion on the depth of God's wisdom as talked about in 1 Corinthians.
27:24
June 26, 2019
Studying the Bible
We've gotten this question and have asked it ourselves: How do we study the Bible? It seems simple, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start! Alli & Kathryn share some ways they study the Word and share some helpful tips from others.
29:38
June 19, 2019
Living from Grace
*ROMANS* is our "Book of the Week"! Today we talk about the topic of grace, and how we love from it not for it. We also share some productivity tips, and a gluten free eating hack for anyone out there who wants to know!
23:52
June 12, 2019
Real Life Pause w/ Jess Perry
Photographer Jess Perry meets with us to talk about how she started a business doing what she loves! If you want to learn from her story & be inspired by how she made a career switch to pursue her passion, you want to be sure to tune in!
32:40
June 5, 2019
Community with Unity
This minisode fits in our Book of the Week series... BOW #5: Book of Acts! Alli and Kathryn discuss the power of communal living with the Spirit.
27:49
May 29, 2019
Money, Money, Money! Ft. Jason Tjernlund
Finishing up the Mentors, Marriage, Money series...today we hit the jackpot in our discussion about dolla bills. We address how we can know if we struggle with greed, and how marriage can effect the ways we spend and save!
38:21
May 22, 2019
Marriage Q&A
Kathryn & Alli talk all things MARRIAGE! We are answering your questions, and we've pulled in some helpful answers from other couples to share from multiple perspectives. If you're married, in a relationship, or if you're single & want to learn more about marriage, you don't want to miss this episode! *Disclaimer* We aren't pros. but we do share from our own personal experiences w/ marriage, and from what we know from the Bible! All situations are unique and we trust God will speak to everyone uniquely as He chooses to.
50:16
May 15, 2019
Light Someone's Candle
Today's episode kicks off the "Mentors, Marriage, & Money" series... with today being all about mentors.  What are some key things we should consider before seeking out a mentor? How do we find mentors or someone to mentor, and how do these relationships benefit the world? Join in on the convo!
32:41
May 8, 2019
BOW #4: Book of John
Dear John... we love this gospel! Listen in as we discuss our favorite concepts and passages from the gospel of John- and highlight how in Christ we  overcome darkness.
25:02
May 1, 2019
God's Plan: Watered Wednesdays Remix
"What is God's will for my life?" or "What does God what me to do next"? These questions seem to be a common ones, especially during the formative years and during times of decision-making. Alli & Kathryn breakdown what they think is the answer to these questions & offer some helpful tools for those wondering.
40:29
April 24, 2019
BOW #3: Book of Luke
We don't know if you heard, but the the tomb is empty! Join in as we pull some favorite verses from the gospel of Luke. We share about how special Easter is and the beauty that lies within the verses surrounding the resurrection of Jesus. Happy or "hoppy" Easter week...He is Risen, indeed!
22:31
April 17, 2019
A Garth Brooks Song & Talks about Unanswered Prayer ft. Tim Coulter
Tim Coulter joins us to chat about prayer and how to talk with God. We unpack topics such as unanswered prayers and the vital elements of prayer. We admire Tim's heart for God and the perspective he brings; you don't want to miss this one!
45:12
April 10, 2019
BOW #2: Book of Mark
Alli (aka Pomplemousse) and Kathryn (aka Caramel Frap) share fave stories from the book of Mark. They chat about allowing our friends to carry us in to get closer to Jesus, and about asking God to help us with our unbelief. They also touch on how walking through hard times can reveal to us just how strong we are. 
30:06
April 3, 2019
People-Pleasing Problems
Are you a people-pleaser? Listen in to find out the 10 signs that show you might be. In this episode we share some ways we can be freed from the tendency. Living "coram deo" for the audience of One, and practicing boundaries can be key remedies. Plus, we reveal a revolutionary little gem explaining how growth happens! 
43:00
March 28, 2019
BOW #1 : Book of Matthew
In this mini episode, Alli and Kathryn launch their BOW (Book of the Week) series with the book of Matthew! They share some of their favorite verses from Matthew- which end up including the reminder that all things are possible with God, and that getting uncomfortable and stepping out in faith leads ourselves and others to greater worship.
18:04
March 20, 2019
The Great Enneasode ft. Dianna & Nicole
It's bring a friend to podcast day! Alli and Kathryn bring in friends Dianna and Nicole to talk about the Enneagram. Join in as we give an overview of the Enneagram, and talk more about why we think personality profiles in general (& specifically the Enneagram) can be used to supplement personal and spiritual growth.
43:07
March 13, 2019
What is Joy? (+ Practical Ways to Have More of it)
Alli and Kathryn talk about the word "joy". Listen in to hear biblical truths about what joy is and also to hear some super practical tips for how to achieve more of it in your daily life!
36:16
February 27, 2019
Who is the Holy Spirit?
In this episode, Kathryn (aka Isla Fisher) and Alli (aka Anna Kendrick) scratch the surface of the character of the Holy Spirit and how it works in our daily lives. They also share some practical ways we can keep in step with the Spirit every day.
39:31
February 15, 2019
What Stunts Growth?
Alli and Kathryn begin this episode with a tongue-tied welcome. Maybe it has something to do with the matching beanies they were wearing? Either way, this episode is all about highlighting some of what can hinder us from becoming our best selves. Growing takes time and discipline, and hopefully by understanding some of the factors that can stunt our growth, we might be able to find some solutions and hope in the midst.
47:49
February 13, 2019
Cultivating Growth ft. Mandy Sullivan
Alli and Kathryn bring in their good friend Mandy to take a deep dive into what it means to prepare for and produce spiritual fruit in our lives. We first learn that Mandy likes a certain type of pizza depending on the hour of day, Kathryn thinks she can communicate with animals, and Alli relates herself to Tommy Pickles.  Join in as the discussion relates spiritual growth to the way a plant grows. Mandy also shares why she chooses to believe in Christianity.
58:42
February 13, 2019
Foundation
Alli and Kathryn discuss what it means to have a strong foundation in truth and how to build your life on "rock" instead of "sand".
41:08
February 13, 2019
A Watered Welcome
Welcome to Watered Wednesdays! Meet your hosts Alli and Kathryn as they explain their vision for the podcast and share personal stories relating to faith and Christianity. Join in every Wednesday for new episodes!
03:27
February 13, 2019