Ronne Rock: One Woman Can Change the World

Ronne Rock: One Woman Can Change the World

This week on the By His Grace podcast, Misty Phillip welcomes Ronne Rock back to the show for a far-reaching conversation on the value, worth, and role of women.  Ronne recounts stories of women changing the world by living out their purpose and calling based on her new book One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are.

One Woman Can Change the World

The heartbeat behind her book is contained in the subtitle, “Reclaiming Your God-designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are”.This book is for any woman who wants to serve the Lord well as she searches to find purpose in her calling. Learn the story of women from around the globe like Ena from Honduras.She founded NICO to help tutor needy children. A story of a woman who did what she could with what she had. Ronne also shares her personal testimony of stepping into a children’s home in Guatemala, and how it shifted her perspective.

One Woman Can Change the World

Key Take-Aways:

  • In Genesis 1 God created humanity, and it was good. He beautifully designed and created woman.
  • We are the apple of his eye. He calls us beloved.
  • “His purpose is you! It has always been you!”
  • Rest in His love and walk with him.
  • Deep your toe in the water, and if you see the water part, then you did your toe again.
  • God created us to be leaders.
  • If you feel a burden or a passion begin to step in faith and continue to step.
  • Historically women have been strong leaders as judges, prophets, and priests.
  • Women are strong helpers Ezer Kenegdo in the Hebrew standing face to face, side by side our male counterparts to be an advocate for justice, a mouth-piece for redemption, and reflect God’s character in all we do.
  • Created in the image of God we are glorious.
  • Let God speak over you, and fuel the fire within you.
  • Changing the world doesn’t mean fixing it all. Impacting the world around us doesn’t mean we have to solve all the problems.
  • Just love Jesus. Just trust Jesus.

My favorites quotes for this episode:

  • “His purpose is you. It has always been you.”
  • “Serve with grace in a culture that teaches me to hoard it all for myself.”
  • “Not be afraid to use my voice.”
  • “The most powerful thing I have still to this day are the heartfelt on your face before God cries in prayer that, that shatters the principalities and that shatters darkness.”

Bio: 

Ronne Rock finds joy in telling stories that change stories. She weaves themes of transformative hope and grace-filled leadership into everything she shares on page and stage. An award-winning marketing and communications executive in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, she now shares her more than 30 years of expertise in creative leadership with faith-based organizations.

Ronne also travels around the world to gather words and images that inspire others to action with Orphan Outreach, a global nonprofit dedicated to serving the orphaned and vulnerable. She’s a writer, blogger, and speaker–sharing battle-tested wisdom about leadership, advocacy marketing, and finding God in the most beautiful and painful of circumstances.

You can make a difference:

Ronne Rock is the author of One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are. Your purchase of One Woman Can Change the World transforms the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through the ministry of Orphan Outreach. Ronne is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the books to Orphan Outreach. Dar-Ul-Fazl in India is the first recipient of this gift, thanks to you!

One Woman Can Change the World

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson: Exchanging Our Anxiety for Peace

Dr. Michelle Bengtson: Exchanging Our Anxiety for Peace

This week on the By His Grace podcast Misty Phillip is joined by Dr. Michelle Bengston to discuss how we can have peace in these difficult days. Michelle shares that worry, fear, and anxiety are not are portion. Michelle addresses this from her clinical experience as well as her own struggle with anxiety.

This is a power-packed episode and Michelle shares some incredible wisdom and practical tips.

Key takeaways:

  • We have to be intentional about addressing anxiety.
  • Worry seeps and anxiety creeps, and we need to deal with our feelings and thoughts or when a crisis happens it explodes.
  • We can choose God’s peace over our anxious thoughts.
  • The misappropriation of our thoughts drive a physiological response.
  • We need to slow down and pay attention to our thoughts and then take them captive.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help us identify where we are not believing God.
  • Aligning your thoughts with God’s truth, and preaching to ourselves.
  • We are either listening to the voice of the enemy or the voice of truth.
  • Rebuke the lies and replace them with the truth.
  • Our feelings are the outward manifestation of what we believe.
  • We don’t have a spirit of fear, and we can break the cycle of fear in our lives.
  • Breaking anxiety with the acronym T.R.U.S.T.

Dr. Michelle Bengston is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with more than 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and mental disorders in children, adults, and seniors. She has been in private practice for more than a decade of that time. Speaker, author, and doctor, Michelle is also a woman—a wife, mother, and friend. She has experienced her share of trouble and trials and knows the pain of losing someone she loves as well as the despair that can follow trauma or illness.

Combining her professional expertise and personal experience with her faith, Dr. Bengtson is on a mission to instill hope in the hearts of others. Everyone goes through hard times, but you are not alone. Michelle knows hope is the key to the survival of your soul. Dr. Michelle Bengtson provides sound practical tools, affirms worth, and encourages faith. She instills hope to unlock joy and relief—even in the middle of the storm.

Books: Breaking Anxiety’s Grip
Hope Prevails: Hope Prevails
Blog: Michelle’s Blog
Facebook: Dr Michelle Bengtson Facebook

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Jessica Hottle: Overcoming the Lies We Believe

Jessica Hottle: Overcoming the Lies We Believe

This week I have a fantastic conversation with Jessica Hottle host of What’s the Truth podcast. We talk about the lies we believe and how we overcome by replacing the lies with truth. Common lies include: I am not qualified, not good enough, or not worthy enough.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lies cause destruction, overwhelm, and chaos
  • Truth brings peace, life, healing, and restoration
  • Lies = Destruction, Truth = Restoration
  • What is the fruit being produced in my life

5 Step process to Restoration

  1. Acknowledge Feelings
  2. Identify the Emotion
  3. Acceptance of your feelings
  4. What is the Emotion telling you?
  5. Creating the Conversation with God to create truth in our situation

Jessica Hottle Bio:

Jessica Hottle’s passion for helping others “weigh” less emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She inspires and encourages thousands by sharing her own personal struggles, victories, and journey through life. Jessica is a successful online entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster for What’s The Truth, and author of two best-selling books, Know Your Worth and A Worthy Wife. Along with a third book, Own Your Worth.

Her passions are being a wife to her husband, Jon, being a momma to their three cats, and spending her free time outside whenever she can (playing golf, hiking, reading, or writing in her journal). Jessica has a heart that runs hard after Jesus and credits everything she has done to her Savior.

Beauty in the Broken

Beauty in the Broken

Beauty in the Broken

By Jodi Rosser

Each broken piece showed me.  Each crack and sliver revealed to me.  I was completely broken and crushed just like this clay pot.

There is something powerful about doing something physically for how you feel emotionally.

As I purposefully smashed this piece of pottery with a hammer, I remember my heart being shattered into a million pieces just months before.  My entire world had been turned upside down by one word: divorce.

Maybe your one word is different.  Maybe it is cancer or miscarriage.  Perhaps it is infertility or addiction.  As I looked at the pile of pieces on the floor, I did not think this clay pot could be salvaged.  It was broken beyond repair.

Have you ever felt like that?  As you look at the broken pieces of your life, you just cannot see how anything good can come from it.  You honestly have lost all hope.

Hope is an important ingredient as you look at your broken pieces.

Maybe you don’t see hope as you stare at another negative pregnancy test.  Maybe you don’t see hope as you are raising your kids as a single parent. Maybe you don’t see hope as you drive to another chemo appointment. 

I know I did not see hope as I stared at the shattered pieces in my hands.  As I began to glue the broken pieces back together and place a candle inside of the clay pot, I was surprised by what I saw.  The light captivated me.  It was shining brilliantly through the slivers and cracks in my clay pot.  

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What if God’s light shined the brightest through our cracks and broken places?

You see, a pot with no cracks, chips, or broken places does not allow much light through it.  However, if a pot has many cracks and broken places but still shines brightly for Jesus despite those circumstances, then that is a beautiful thing.

Could our brokenness actually help us to be a stronger light?

Friends, what if we changed our view on brokenness?  I want to encourage you today to see the beauty in the broken!

  • I see beauty in a woman who perseveres in the middle of her brokenness.
  • I see beauty when God is faithful to guide and comfort a broken heart.
  • I see beauty when a broken story is shared with another hurting heart and it unleashes hope.

Just like this piece of pottery, your cracks and broken pieces are beautiful when placed in the hands of Jesus. 

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Jesus is the one who gives us Hope.

If you feel like your brokenness has disqualified you, let me encourage you today with this truth: your brokenness qualifies you even more.  Your broken story is the very ingredient God can use to help another heart.

Who better to help someone through an addiction then someone who has experienced freedom from addiction? Who better to comfort someone grieving the loss of a loved one then someone who has experienced comfort during their loss? Who better to offer hope to someone who is walking through a divorce then someone who has walked that same path?

We spread hope when we honestly share our broken stories!  As we come along side others and walk through the pain, we can encourage and offer support to those grieving and hurting.

As we share God’s faithfulness in our broken story, it will unleash hope into their broken story.

I don’t know about you, but I want to unleash hope!  Hope that our brokenness has a purpose. Hope that God can use our broken story to encourage another hurting heart. Hope that God can turn my tears into my testimony!

Can you see it? The brilliant light shining through your cracks and slivers.  The reminder of God’s faithfulness.  The hope spreading through your broken story.  

Friends, I pray we can remember the beauty in the broken. 

Jodi Rosser is a writer and speaks to a steadily growing audience through her podcast, Depth, and her blog, Heartbreak to Strength. Having walked through multiple heartbreaks (divorce, miscarriage, and cancer), Jodi now inspires women to find hope, joy, and purpose through their unexpected storms. She lights up the most when she shares her testimony using her cracked clay pot, a visual reminder that God shines brightest through our broken places. She lives with her two teenage boys and a giant black lab in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

You can connect with Jodi on her website: https://jodirosser.com

Facebook and Instagram @jodi.rosser.  To listen to her Depth Podcast, please click on the following link: https://link.chtbl.com/vZzTid7o

Jodi Rosser: Heartbreak of Divorce to Strength

Jodi Rosser: Heartbreak of Divorce to Strength

Jodi Rosser shares her heartbreaking journey from divorce to the challenge of being a single mom to teenagers.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our greatest heartbreaks become our greatest ministry
  • Only through God can we go from heartbreak to strength
  • God takes your broken heart and turns it into something beautiful
  • There is a stigmatism of shame that comes with divorce, but it doesn’t disqualify you from ministry
  • God can use your heartbreak for good

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 ESV

Jodi Rosser Bio:

Jodi Rosser is a writer and speaks to a steadily growing audience through her podcast, Depth, and her blog, Heartbreak to Strength. For the past ten years she has served in children’s ministry and women’s leadership at Saddleback Church in Orange County, CA.

Having walked through multiple heartbreaks (divorce, miscarriage, and cancer), Jodi now inspires women who face unexpected difficulties to find hope, joy, and purpose. She lights up the most when she shares her testimony using her cracked clay pot, a visual reminder that God shines brightest through our broken places.  She teaches science to elementary students in the STEM LAB and lives with her two boys and giant black lab in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Social Media/ Website:

https://jodirosser.com

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