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Peter Phillip: 2021 Year in Review

Peter Phillip: 2021 Year in Review

Misty Phillip sits down with her husband Peter Phillip, the By His Grace podcast producer, to discuss 2021, a year in review, on this episode of the By His Grace podcast.

Misty shares her thoughts about 2021 by opening the episode with a quote from Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” 

Peter’s thoughts about 2021. “It was 2020, but slightly better, and slightly worse.” some of the lows were worse, and some on the highs were better.” “We did some amazingly cool things with Spark.”

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We then discussed the themes we covered on By His Grace and our favorite episodes. 

Discerning the Voice of God

Answering the Call

Purpose & Calling


Walking in Faith over Fear

Getting Past Your Critics

Getting Past Your Inner Critic

Top 10 listened to By His Grace episodes 

Misty’s Favorite episodes:

Ginny Owens: Walking Through Darkness in Faith

Jordan Raynor: Redeeming Your Time

Dr. Jarrett Stephens: The Always God 

Peter’s Favorite episodes:

Jordan Raynor & Pastor Stephens

Erica Wiggenhorn: Imposter Syndrome

Cheryl Chumley: Socialism America’s Greatest Enemy

Chris Wall: the Power of Storytelling

Sam Sorbo: Education & Raising the Next Generation

Misty’s Speaking Schedule in 2021

Made for Mission Virtual Summit

Podfest Global

Beyond Podcasting Summit

World Women’s Wholeness Summit

Flourish Writer’s Retreat

Good Shepherd UMC

Spark Media Conference

Podcast Movement – The Christian Podcast – 21st Century Evangelism

Digital Ministry Conference

Misty’s 2022 Speaking Schedule

February 11-13, 2022 – She Writes & Speaks: Proclaim

March 7-8, 2022 Spark Media Confernce

March 9, 2022 National Religious Broadcasters

March 30 – April 2, 2022 – Rise Up

NRB Media Convention

The NRB Christian Media Convention is the world’s largest gathering of Christian communicators and ministry professionals.

Spark Media Conference

The Spark Christian Podcast Conference is the premier conference for Christian Podcasters. The 2022 Spark Media Conference is March 7-8, 2022, at Gaylord Opryland.

Spark Media Magazine, Spark Media Network, Spark Media Awards

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Revived & Renovated

Revived & Renovated

Hey friends, It has been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything on the blog. Anyone who has been around me for any length of time knows that I am passionate about faith and home. Still, when the opportunity came up for me to review Revived & Renovated: Real Conversations on the Intersection of Home, Faith, and Everything in Between by Victoria Duerstock and Paige Rien, I couldn’t resist the chance.

Something you may not know about me is my passion for restoring old things and giving them new life. When I discovered Annie Sloan’s paint, it became my new best friend. I loved that I could take an old dinghy piece of furniture and give it new life. Too often, in our modern world, we toss out the old to make room for the new. If something is broken, we toss it and buy a new one. This got me thinking about why I love repurposing so much. Maybe it’s because before I knew Christ, I was a broken mess, but through Christ, I’ve been redeemed and restored. Not only that, but He has restored to me the years the eaten by the locusts.

“I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you.
And my people shall never again be put to shame.” – Joel 2:25-26

The first thing that caught my attention was the title revived and renovated. I love that each chapter begins with the letter R. I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for good alliteration.


Revived & Renovated: Real Conversations on the Intersection of Home, Faith, and Everything in Between perfectly dovetails meaningful conversations with scripture coupled with practical tips on real projects to progress in the home. From post-covid feelings to vulnerability, super mom complex, and the connection to our homes. I really enjoyed reading Revived & Renovated and highly recommend.

Some of my favorite quotes.

“Restoration isn’t reinvention. No tears downs, no starting over. Surely God works this way as well. So much of our work with God is a return – to old wounds and to His word and to the original promises to His people.”

“We may not feel energized; we don’t feel useful. And God promises to restore to us the joy of our salvation – which is just beautiful.”

“We avoid being still because busyness feels better.”

“The message of “you can do it all” is so bad for us.”

Revived & Renovated is a conversation on well-loved topics between two great friends.

Victoria and Paige delight in all the dovetails found among the parallels of the work we do in our homes and our souls. Covering topics of home renovation with corresponding Biblical wisdom and perspectives from their personal walks with God, Revived and Renovated will be an encouragement to young and old alike.

Victoria Duerstock

“A multi-passionate creative and entrepreneur fueled mostly by coffee, Victoria Duerstock pursues her dreams with verve and intensity. Wife and mom of three, Victoria divides and conquers the never-ending to-do list while working to maintain her sanity and pleasant demeanor.”

Paige Rien

“When I was working in television, on HGTV’s “Hidden Potential” for five seasons, to be exact, I found out I had way too much to say for TV. I had more to say about making home and making it personal and unique, than time slots between commercial breaks would allow. I have always loved making spaces mine. I can remember at Girl Scout Camp, rearranging the furniture. I can recall how I decorated my first apartment in alarming detail. I am passionate about bringing personal stories to spaces – not just things”

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Merry Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas 2021

On this episode of the By His Grace podcast, Misty Phillip invites members of the Spark Collective to share a special Christmas message. On this episode you’ll hear from Wendie Pett of Visibly Fit, Jeanne Terry of Say So with Jeanne, Heather Creekmore of Compared to Who, Doris Swift of Fierce Calling, Jan Burt of Burt, Not Ernie, Yvette Walker of Positively Joy, Lori Ann of the Unlovely Truth, Kim Stewart of Book Marketing Mania, Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch of The Altered Stories show, Erin Harrigan of The Hustle with H.E.A.R.T podcast, Shea and Michelle Watson of the Pantry podcast, Tina Yeager Flourish-meant, and Wendie Pett and Todd Isberner of Your Biggest Breakthrough.

Special Music: Wonder Lyrics by Yvette Walker and Rick Amburgey. Music and vocal by Alyssa Newton.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!

Esther Pannebaker: When We Hear No or Wait

Esther Pannebaker: When We Hear No or Wait

In this episode of By His Grace, Misty Phillip sits down with Esther Pannebaker author of No.Thing: Leverage Your “Nothing” by Leaping into God’s Everything. We talk about the effects of hearing no and wait as we chase our dreams, doing and dreaming. and trusting God to lead us.

Esther has been a supportive pastor’s wife for 16 years while mothering four beautiful children; three of which are grown adults and one teenager left in the nest. Esther has learned and now understands what it means to steward and shepherd the hearts of others well.  She not only loves her family, friends, neighbors, and community, but she understands what makes people thrive.

Key Takeaways 

  • “Thought I was a doer, not a dreamer.”
  • “My ideas of dreaming and doing were really Skewed, but I come to find out dreaming without doing or doing without dreaming, either way, you have to have both things.”
  • “When we follow Him, He leads us unerringly, and desires of our hearts he plants in us become dreams.”
  • “No.Thing is the no and the wait while God is doing the thing”
  •  “When the rug is jerked out from under us, it jerks at our identity, our security, it jerks at our maturity in Christ and Identity and calling”
  • “It is all about trust”
  • “Waiting is hard. that is where our faith is tested.”
  • “Nothing is impossible with God.”
  • “You can live the dream God gave you or you can live in the shadow of someone else’s dream.”
  • “We cycle through seasons of nothing.”
  • “What is in my hand, what is in my heart, and what is in my house?”


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Hannah Miles Pierrou: Dreams Take Time To Manifest

Hannah Miles Pierrou: Dreams Take Time To Manifest

On this episode of the By His Grace podcastI sit down with Hannah Miles Pierrou to discuss her journey from becoming a commercial interior designer to a lifestyle photographer to becoming a homesteader and children’s book author how she hides books in the library, homeschooling, and teaching her children to create. We discuss her love of photography and writing and how that fueled her passion for writing Farm to Film: An Alphabetic Adventure Told Through the Eyes of An Old Lens, written and illustrated by Hannah Miles Pierrou.

An Alphabetical Adventure Told Through the Eyes of an Old Lens. Find a new favorite animal with every page turned, and enjoy listening to the rhythmic sounds over each read. Readers drawn to wholesome topics for their littles will appreciate the unique watercolor and classic message to entertain children.

Key Takeaways

Dreams take time to manifest!

“God is the creator, and has created the whole world for us to be blessed by”

How do we bring art back to the church?

Written and Spoken word as a form of worship.

God is the ultimate creator.

Reclaiming the promise of God’s people.

Keep pushing into Jesus.

When it gets hard, you are probably doing something right.


Hannah Miles Pierrou is a long-time lifestyle photographer, designer, and artist. Hannah recently launched Treehouse Storyteller, where she plans to write, illustrate, and publish many books in the future, with Farm to Film as her debut book.

Leaning into her experience as an artist, she is bringing her readers into various design elements such as detail, contrast, movement, composition, shape, and rhythm to feel like they are in the scenes with her characters. She hopes to inspire readers to take time to unplug and see the beauty in our lives.

Hannah and her husband are raising their family in the countryside of the Colorado foothills.


Hannah’s Website

Farm to Film: An Alphabetic Adventure Told Through the Eyes of An Old Lens 


Hannah’s IG

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