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Mazi Robinson: Conquering the Inner Critic

Mazi Robinson: Conquering the Inner Critic

On this episode of By His Grace, I interview Mazi Robinson. Mazi is a Licensed Professional Counselor and speaker specializing in helping women discover their true voice as they navigate self-worth challenges, relationship concerns, and life stage transitions. In addition to her work as a Therapist, Mazi maintains an active motivational speaking schedule, presenting workshops on topics such as anxiety, healthy relationships, self worth, personal growth and healing, purposeful living, and life stage transitions. 

Mazi is also the Founder and Director of Cultivate Atlanta. Cultivate’s mission is to give women both the access and opportunity to pursue emotional, mental, and spiritual health, so they can cultivate a life of joy, courage, and freedom.

In 2017, Mazi and her team began hosting bi-monthly Gatherings, which serve as a place and resource for the women of Atlanta to learn and grow together. She is also the host of Cultivate’s podcast, Rooted & Established, which expands on the conversations that begin in counseling sessions and at the Gatherings, and provide another resource for women looking for emotional health insights and encouragement. 

Mazi and I discuss the inner critic, how to identify it, where the inner critic comes from, how to combat it, and how to let failure be a teacher for us. She provides practical strategies and insight that is applicable to anyone struggling to conquer the fear of failure and the inner critic. 

Key Takeaways 

  • “Some of our inner critics may be louder than others, but we all have an inner critic.” 
  • “There is a direct correlation between our anxiety level and the volume of our inner critic.” 
  • “There is a great connection between procrastination and our inner critic.”
  • “We recognize that our inner critic shouting is actually a symptom of us being courageous.” 
  • “Your inner critic never shouts truth.” 
  • “Inner critics are nocturnal.” 
  • “Our inner critic always comes from someone else’s voice.” 
  • “The goal of the inner critic’s goal is to get you to stop being brave.” 
  • “The inner critic’s goal is to get you to stop being vulnerable.” 
  • “Replace the lie with the truth.” 
  • “You are loved. There is no failure on Earth that can change that.” 
  • “If you live brave enough, you’re going to fail.” 
  • “Failure takes on meaning when we allow it to teach us and we allow it to be redeemed.” 

Resources

Mazi’s website: https://mazirobinson.com/about-mazi

Cultivate Atlanta: https://www.cultivateatlanta.com

Connect with Mazi on social media! 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultivateatlanta/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mazirobinsonlpc/

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Lucas Miles: The Christian Left

Lucas Miles: The Christian Left

In this episode of By His Grace, I interview Lucas Miles.

Lucas is a trusted voice in the American church who has consistently addressed some of the most challenging topics in theology, politics, and culture. He is the host of Faithwire’s The Lucas Miles Show and a cohost of The Church Boys podcast. Lucas and his work have been featured in books and on TV and radio programs, as well as syndicated in articles across both political and religious news outlets. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Good God: The One We Want to Believe In but Are Afraid to Embrace.

An ordained pastor with over twenty years of ministry experience, Lucas has been involved in dozens of church planting efforts in the US and in remote locations not least of which is his local ministry, Nfluence Church, where he and his wife, Krissy, have been serving since planting the church in 2004.

Key Takeaways
“This isn’t a Republican or Democrat thing for me. This is really about what do we believe about scripture? What do we believe about Jesus?”
“I think that our faith can guide our politics, but our politics should not dictate our faith.”
“Just because something is called Christian, doesn’t mean all Christian content is equal.”
“If you’re a disciple and a Christian, it should lead you to a pro-life position.”
“To love someone is to have grace for them and it’s also being willing to speak truth to them.”
“The only way to break the cycle is to die to ourselves.”
“Here’s the beautiful thing about Christianity. I speak love to everyone.”
“If we don’t tether ourselves to something, we have a tendency to get carried with the current.”
“When we’re connected to the source, we can find unity in the body of Christ.”

Resources

Lucas’ website: https://lucasmiles.org
Lucas’ latest book: https://lucasmiles.org/books/
Lucas’ church: https://nfluencechurch.org

Connect with Lucas on Social Media! 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrlucasmiles/channel/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MrLucasMiles/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lucasmiles

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Emily Lex: Identity in Christ

Emily Lex: Identity in Christ

On this episode of By His Grace, I interview artist and author, Emily Lex. Emily believes our passion and purpose   play out over the seasons of our life.  Our conversation centers around, the importance of knowing our identities in Christ, and tells us about the freedom and lightness that is found in Christ.She shares her journey of becoming an artist and working with watercolors. She believes the job of an artist is to look into the world, find God’s beauty and capture it, and share it with the world. At the end of this episode, Emily offers a beautiful prayer for the weary woman. 

Emily shares about her journey of spiritual formation,She explains spiritual formation begins with acknowledging the way that you’ve been doing things is no longer working and letting go of the external things. So you can live open-handed to allow God to put back into your hands the things that are from Him.. Living open-handed allows her to give the good things that she’s received back to the world.

Acknowledge there is a problem. Let go of the things that are keeping you bound, and keep you looking for your identity in places it can never be found. Learning to trust that God is good and accept the good gifts that he has for you so that you can give those to the world.

In her newly released book, Freely and Lightly:God’s Gracious Invitation to a Life of Quiet Confidence chronicles her of journey waking up to the ways she was searching externally for validation  and significance in external places it could  never be found, and the beautiful way God invited to live the life of quiet confidence. 

Key Takeaways 

  • “The Christian faith is all about allowing Him to continually transform us.” 
  • “When God looks at us, He sees His son.” 
  • “If you are tired, you can come to Him.” 
  • “As I follow Him, He will continue to offer freedom and lightness.” 

Resources

Connect with Emily on social media! 

The Harmon Brothers on Entrepreneurship

The Harmon Brothers on Entrepreneurship

In this episode of By His Grace, I interview three of the Harmon Brothers. We had a powerful discussion on God and business. They shared insight into the strategy that helps them to work together as brothers, where they find their value and success, and how to handle failures in business and in life.

VidAngel Co-Founders Neal and Jeffrey Harmon discuss success with their projects Dry Bar Comedy and The Chosen, the largest crowd-funded television series in history. There new global brand Angel Studios is crowdfunding a film studio platform that helps creators come together with viewers to create high-quality TV and film without Hollywood.

Harmon Brothers are the Provo, Utah-based ad agency behind the greatest viral ad in internet history. Since 2013, the company has created numerous groundbreaking, distinctive social media spots, which collectively have over 1.3 billion views and have helped their clients to sell over $350 Million in products and services. 

Key Takeaways 

  • “Relationships are more important than business and money.” 
  • “Nothing sells better than the truth.” 
  • “Each Christian has our own cross to bear and call on Christ for His help to bear.” 
  • “Our value doesn’t come from success or failure, our value comes from the growth that we have as we fail and as we learn from our failures.” 
  • “Eventually, we will succeed. That’s our destiny as children of God.” 
  • “We don’t derive our value from the fact that our business failed or the fact that our business succeeded.”
  • “I do think it’s possible to maintain your values and remain in business at the same time.” 

Resources 

Connect with the Harmon Brothers on Social Media! 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harmon.brothers/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harmonbrothers

Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmonbros

Harmon Brothers Bios

Jeffrey Harmon is the Chief Content Officer at Angel Studios, the new platform for community-backed film making. In this role, Harmon has led the development of the hit series The Chosen as well as Dry Bar Comedy and will work to help creators with more than 300 new projects over the next five years. He was co-founder of VidAngel, a streaming platform empowering parents to remove distasteful elements from movies and TV shows streamed on Netflix, Amazon, and HBO on Prime, and also a co-founder at Harmon Brothers, one of the world’s leading creative advertising agencies known for hit campaigns like Squatty Potty, Chatbooks, Lume, and Purple. 

While still a student at BYU, Harmon earned a reputation as an early digital marketing pioneer when he emerged as the primary architect of a YouTube campaign advertising a product called Orabrush. With more than 50 million views, that campaign was ranked in the top ten social media campaigns of all time and catapulted the Orabrush Tongue Cleaner from zero retail presence to being stocked on shelves in more than 30,000 stores in 15 countries, proving that products could be marketed digitally to consumers.

Daniel Harmon is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Harmon Brothers, a Provo, Utah-based ad agency behind the most viral ads in internet history. Under Harmon’s creative direction, the agency’s groundbreaking ads have collectively driven more than 1 billion views and over $350 million in sales.

While receiving his degree in Advertising, Harmon learned from his door-to-door sales job that the key to successful salesmanship was truly believing in the product. Harmon then started his ad career as a copywriter at DDB Chicago and VSA Partners where he worked on campaigns for global brands such as McDonald’s, Dell, Caterpillar, Harley-Davidson, Avery Dennison, and GE Healthcare. Following this, he transitioned from business to business sales manager for an interstate battery franchise, where Harmon learned how to develop and nurture long-term relationships with customers.

But it was his work on a breakout campaign for Orabrush that paved the way for the definitive work that would follow. In 2013 as a co-founder of Harmon Brothers, he helped write and creatively direct a campaign for Poo~Pourri that revolutionized the way products are marketed. Harmon Brothers have produced internet advertising blockbusters such as Squatty Potty, Purple, Chatbooks, FiberFix, and Poo~Pourri.

He is also the host and creative teacher at Harmon Brothers University, a new school for creators seeking to learn the Harmon Brothers method.

Neal Harmon is CEO and co-founder at VidAngel. Prior to VidAngel, Neal served as Co-founder, COO, and Board Member at Orabrush as well as co-founder at Harmon Brothers, a marketing services company responsible for a variety of viral ads, for clients such as PooPourri and Squatty Potty.

As CEO of VidAngel, Neal has led the company through a variety of challenges and successes, including major lawsuits from Hollywood studios, bankruptcy, the development of VidAngel Studios, the creation of Dry Bar Comedy, and distribution and growth of The Chosen.

Neal is proficient in 10 computer programming languages and has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and a master’s degree in Instructional Psychology and Technology.

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Ginny Owens: Walking Through Darkness in Faith

Ginny Owens: Walking Through Darkness in Faith

On this episode of By His Grace, I interview Ginny Owens. Ginny became a household name as the Gospel Music Association’s 2000 New Artist of the Year. Growing in notoriety as both a singer and a songwriter, winning 3 Dove awards and multiple ASCAP Awards along the way, Owens has sold over a million records over the course of her career. A top performer on the Christian radio charts with hits like “If You Want Me To,” “Free” and “I Wanna Be Moved” among others, Owens has released no less than 11 full albums and 3 EPs, and her music has also impacted mainstream audiences at Lilith Fair, the Sundance Film Festival and the White House.

Ginny and I discuss the importance of holding on to faith despite our circumstances. In the face of hardships outside of her control, Owens adapted and overcame. She relies on the truth in scripture and the songs sung in seasons of darkness to inspire and encourage others. In the interview, she drives home crucial points about the strength we find in a relationship with Jesus, our response to life’s challenges, and the sufficiency of the Lord to meet our every need.  

Key Takeaways 

  • “Jesus is our best friend.” 
  • “Believe His strength is our only hope.” 
  • “His voice has to be the loudest thing in our hearts.”
  • “His song has to be the thing that’s on repeat.” 
  • “Being honest about our weakness helps us to form true strength.” 
  • “Whether you can see or not, we all face some sort of darkness.” 
  • “Who do we want more than God and why?” 
  • “What does it mean for us to look to Him as our true source and to praise Him no matter what is going on?” 
  • “I will keep saying what my mind knows is true and finally my heart is going to catch up.” 
  • “Come to Him. He is everything we need.” 
  • “No matter what kind of fire we’re walking through, He wants to hold us through it.” 

Resources 

Ginny’s website: https://ginnyowens.com/home/

Ginny’s new book: https://www.amazon.com/Singing-Dark-Finding-Songs-Scripture/dp/0830781870/

Connect with Ginny on Social Media! 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ginnyowensofficial/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GinnyOwensMusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ginnyowens

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Brittany Hebert Franklin: A Journey To Help End Childhood Cancer

Brittany Hebert Franklin: A Journey To Help End Childhood Cancer

On this episode of By His Grace, I interview Brittany Hebert Franklin. Brittany is the founder of Sky High for Kids. She shares her testimony of obedience and faithfulness and her journey to help end childhood cancer. We speak about trusting in God and His sovereign plan and we hear the story of how God has worked in her life and through her nonprofit.

Key Takeaways

  • “There is a light at the end of the tunnel and He will expose that if you will listen.”
  • “He will do far more than anything we can ask or think.”
  • “If you have a passion, it’s time to put it into action.”
  • “The answer is always no unless you ask.”

Resources

Sky High for Kids: Skyhighforkids.org

Connect with Brittany and Sky High on Social Media

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Katy McCown: Confidently Choosing Faith over Fear

Katy McCown: Confidently Choosing Faith over Fear

In this episode of By His Grace, I interview Katy McCown. Katy is a homeschooling mother of six, a wife, conference founder, and a writer. We discuss the importance of spending time with the Lord, the necessity of walking in faith over fear, and some practical tips for living out faith during difficult times.

Key Takeaways 

  • “I need to spend less time doing and more time being with Jesus.” 
  • “Nothing else that we do will be accomplished as effectively unless it flows from the place of us being filled up in the presence of the Lord.” 
  • “We sit in the presence of the Lod and He pours into us and then what we pour out is the overflow from Him.” 
  • “We’re allowing for God to pour into us so that we have the strength to do what He has called us to do.” 
  • “When we can’t see God’s will working in our lives, we can still trust that He is good.” 
  • “God is good and His purposes are good.” 
  • “He will meet you in His word.” 
  • “Sometimes what I think that it should look like isn’t want He sees.” 

Resources 

Katy’s Website: https://katymccown.com

Katy’s Conference: http://shelaughsconference.com

Katy’s Bible Study: https://katymccown.com/shesmileswithoutfear/

Proverbs 31 Ministries: https://proverbs31.org

Connect with Katy on Social Media! 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/katymccown

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katymccown7

Twitter: https://twitter.com/katymccown7?s=21

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Misty Phillip – Celebrating 100 Episodes of the By His Grace Podcast

Misty Phillip – Celebrating 100 Episodes of the By His Grace Podcast

On the hundredth episode of the By His Grace podcast, I celebrated by having loyal listeners share what they loved about the show via a live podcasting format. I am so excited to cross this monumental milestone and to continue serving the listeners of By His Grace as you chase your God-given dreams! 🎉

Much Love
Misty Phillip

Rachael Adams: Obeying the Lord as a Love Offering

Rachael Adams: Obeying the Lord as a Love Offering

Today on this episode of the By His Grace podcast, Misty shares being available to God, laying down our dreams to do his will as an expression of our love. She interviews Rachael Adams. Rachael is a wife, mother, podcast host, and author who serves happily wherever the Lord leads her. She and I discuss what obedience looks like in the life of a believer, God’s grace, and strategies for remaining obedient to God’s call on our lives. 

Key Takeaways 

  • “God is my authority. He is Lord of my life. I want what He wants for me more than what I want for myself.” 
  • “Obedience is God’s love language.” 
  • “I’ve got to rely on the Holy Spirit. I cannot do this on my own.” 
  • “We first have to settle in our minds that God is a good father.” 
  • “His plan involves us.” 
  • “Our obedience now could be the Genesis to God’s next great miracle.” 
  • “We know that Jesus is the only one that got it perfectly right.” 
  • “God was proud of Jesus before he really even did anything.”
  • “When we are obedient, immediate reward is not always linked.” 
  • “When we do disobey, we just have to re-group and try again.” 
  • “As we steward the things that God has given us today, he will give us new things to steward tomorrow.” 

Resources 

Song: Available by Elevation Worship 

Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray

Connect with Rachael on Social Media!

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Brittany Ann: Obedience & Following God’s Word

Brittany Ann: Obedience & Following God’s Word

In this episode of By His Grace, I interview Brittany Ann. Brittany and I discuss obedience and following God’s will for our lives as Christian women. We also discuss strategies for remaining in God’s word and continuing in fellowship with Him. 

Key Takeaways

  • “You can believe God and follow Him because He is who He says that He is.” 
  • “The Bible is actually a way that God speaks to us.” 
  • “If the Bible says that this is a bad idea, it is a bad idea.” 
  • “So many of us want to read God’s word, but we do not make it a priority.” 

Resources 

Equipping Godly Women

Brittany’s book. Read the first chapter for free!

Connect with Brittany on Social Media! 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/equippinggodlywomen/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/equippinggodlywomen/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/equipgodlywomen

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Sandi Lucas: Understanding the Season Of Your Calling

Sandi Lucas: Understanding the Season Of Your Calling

On this episode of By His Grace, I interview Sandi Lucas. Sandi Lucas is the founder and CEO of the Blaze Planner. Sandi’s journey in founding The Blaze Planner® was many years in the making.  In fact, she has been on a quest to design a planner for women that could help them live intentionally for the glory of God since she was in her twenties.  An avid student of time management and organization tips, she has amassed a library full of books, attended many seminars, and found herself still struggling to “keep it all together.”  Then she discovered the great paradox – when you surrender to God in ALL areas of life …. You WIN – no matter if every little thing is in its place or not.  Vowing to share this revolutionary approach with young and more seasoned women alike, Sandi created the foundation for this planner called The Blaze Lighthouse Process™ – that equips women to put the principles of the Bible into practice every day.

Sandi balanced this approach herself while raising her children and working full time in the high technology industry.  She has lead sales teams for Fortune 100 and 200 companies and was a senior leader in the semiconductor realm for over 30 years.  She is involved in her local church and leads a prayer group in her county that focuses on biblical public policy.

Sandi is married to her husband of over 30 years and has 4 grown daughters and one precious grandson.  She and her husband Luke reside in a small town near Houston, Texas

We discuss purpose, seasons, and calling, the components of The Blaze planner, and how the Lord has worked in Sandi’s life in the area of organization. 

Key Takeaways

  • “Maybe you have a call on your life, but it is not the right time.” 
  • “We are ambassadors for Christ. We are to occupy until He comes again.” 
  • “Your little bitty everyday decisions are what keeps you on the narrow path for a lifetime.” 
  • “Even the good things can be the enemy of the best.” 

Resources 

Connect with Sandi on Social Media! 

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Free Downloads

The Lighthouse Process

The Blaze Bedrock Supplement

World Women’s Wholeness Summit

World Women’s Wholeness Summit

Not too long ago, I asked God a question that was both simple and profound. I wanted to know the answer to this question because I knew that God’s response would shape the trajectory of my life and impact the way that I walked with Him in the days to come. “God, Where do my gifting and my calling line up?” 

I petitioned through prayer. 

Shortly after, God began showing me how my gifts for connecting people, gathering them together, and encouraging them could be used to uplift and inspire Christian podcasters. Almost one year ago, on February 21st and 22nd 2020, I hosted the first inaugural Spark Christian Podcast Conference in order to encourage believers to spread the message of Jesus far and wide through Christian podcasting. Since following this call, I have seen the Lord open numerous doors for the advancement of the gospel.

I want to share one of these opportunities with you all today, the World Women’s Wholeness Summit.

I have recently been given the opportunity to share about the hope that I have in Jesus to a very large audience. I will be speaking at the World Women’s Wholeness Summit alongside many distinguished pastors, teachers, and leaders who are on fire for Jesus. Over the course of the three-day event, there will be 80 speakers. Some of these include Darlene Zschech from Hillsong, and my friends Gari Meacham, Kate Battistelli, and Dr. Susan Mead, Quinn Kelly, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, and many more.

Women, I hope that you will join us for this incredible event on  March 5-7, 2021. The Lord Wants to Bring You Into Wholeness, Fullness, and Purpose! This a move of God that addresses every wholeness & purpose need for women at this critical time in history. Topics include:

Your Wholeness

Your Breakthrough

Your Word from The LORD

Your Open Door to the Purpose of God in Your Life

This is your invitation to be a part of World Women’s Wholeness Summit 2021 where you’ll learn to live whole, on purpose with the Lord, living and serving in your sweet spots, without hindrances. Watch ONLINE by yourself, with a group of girls, or invite your whole Church! Register now for FREE.

To sign up, visit https://www.3wsummit.com/optin-v21609192496825

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