Shontell Brewer: Teacher & Anti-Trafficking Advocate

Shontell Brewer: Teacher & Anti-Trafficking Advocate

Shontell and I have a far-reaching conversation.  It begins with a conversation about being a Christian teacher in the public school system and how she has been able to pray and help people. Shontell then shares her passion for helping-risk teens and her work with the anti-trafficking movement. Shontell shares some clear warning signs of at-risk teens, and what you can do if you think someone is a target.

Shontell Brewer is a writer on her blog Nonsense At Its Finest. By day she works as a classroom teacher, and weekends are mostly spent as an advocate for the steadily growing anti-trafficking movement in Nevada. As a licensed pastor, she speaks around the country to youth, mothers, and churches. A wife for over twenty years, she and her husband have spent most of that time raising five kids. Together the family runs a monthly outreach in their home: a come as you are dinner called Taco Tuesday. Keep up with her day to day nonsense, books, and speaking engagements on Instagram. Her book, Missionary Mom, was released fall of 2018.

Cheyenne Bell: Coping with Unexpected Loss

Cheyenne Bell: Coping with Unexpected Loss

Coping with an unexpected loss of a spouse can be difficult. The holidays, in particular, can be a tricky thing to navigate when we’ve lost a loved one. My guest on today’s episode is Cheyenne Bell, a young widow who talks about coping with a sudden loss and honoring the memory of her husband with her children on Father’s Day. How she handles Daddy daughter day ay school and other events that are beyond her control.

Cheyenne Bell is a writer and blogger with a slight obsession for old homes and good coffee. Cheyenne’s blog, Sense & Serendipity, focuses on inspiring others to create a home well loved and a life well lived. Cheyenne lives in Buda, Texas with her amazing children, Aislin and Hawkins.

Misty and Peter Phillip: The Struggle is Real Launch

Misty and Peter Phillip: The Struggle is Real Launch

Today we are celebrating the launch of The Struggle is Real: But So is God Bible study!  Launching as a number #1 new release in Christian Education on Amazon today May 7, 2019.

My incredible husband Peter Phillip who is the genius behind the scenes of the podcast steps in front of mic today. Peter is the one who does all of the audio editing and technology support for By His Grace each week. I am delighted to have him join me for this episode.

We talk about some of the struggles that led to me to the creation of my blog, book, and podcast. Peter and I discuss the why behind The Struggle is Real: But So is God Bible Study, and the genesis of By His Grace podcast. We also talk about the importance of building a community both online and off.

For more information about The Struggle is Real: But So is God Bible Study visit MistyPhillip.com.

 

 

Connie Albers: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy

Connie Albers: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy

Author Connie Albers shares effective strategies for reaching the hearts of teens  Based off of her new book Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy. As a mother of five, Connie understands the doubts and insecurities of parenting as well the conflicting balance between being a wife a and mother with hopes and dreams of her own.

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Kathy McClelland: Hope for Raising a Special Needs Child

Kathy McClelland: Hope for Raising a Special Needs Child

Kathy McClelland and I talk about the joy and challenges of raising special needs children. Kathy McClelland is the author of Beauty in Broken Dreams: A Hopeful Handbook for the Early Years as a Special Needs Parent. She is dedicated to sharing hope and encouragement with others affected by disability and differences. This became her passion when her second son was born with a rare (1 in 50,000 births) chromosomal disorder.

Go to her blog, kathymcclelland.com, and grab a free copy of All Things Beautiful: Finding Beauty and Hope in a Special Needs Diagnosis.

 

Rachel Daniel: Married to Mental Illness

Rachel Daniel: Married to Mental Illness

Rachel Daniel shares the challenge of being married to a husband who suffers from bipolar disorder, and how God has used this in her life to make her more dependant on the Lord. With the help of the Lord, she has actually learned to count it all a blessing.  Rachel is a wife, mom, friend, worship leader, prayer warrior, and blogger at https://brave-pursuit.com.

 

Struggle for Connection and Communication in Marriage

Struggle for Connection and Communication in Marriage

I am delighted to share a project I have been working on with A Wife Like Me. The struggle for connection and communication in marriage is real. Join me as I sit down with the founder of A Wife Like Me Amanda Davison, and fellow contributor Natalia Drumm as we discuss the need for communication and connection in marriage.

We have created a resource to help wives grow deeper in connection to their husbands, by first developing an intimate relationship with God by looking at the life and ministry of Jesus life here on earth in our book Dear Wife. To connect further with A Wife Like Me go to awifelikeme.com and join us in the gathering space on Facebook.

Dear Wife is available for pre-order now at Amazon or Dearwifebook.com.

 

 

Lauren Flake: Dealing With Dementia

Lauren Flake: Dealing With Dementia

Lauren Flake is a writer, artist, wife, girl mom, and Alzheimer’s daughter near Austin, Texas. She is the author of two award-winning children’s books for grieving preschoolers, Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go? and Where Did My Sweet Grandpa Go?; the co-founder of Daughters of Dementia; and the editor of Love of Dixie magazine for Texas women. Find Lauren at LaurenFlake.com and on Facebook and Instagram at @loveofdixie.

Jolene Underwood:Healing From Trauma

Jolene Underwood:Healing From Trauma

How do you care for your soul after going through a traumatic event? Jolene Underwood and I talk about self-care after going through trauma. Unleash heart and soul care sheets, and becoming bitter or better.

Jolene Underwood is an emotional health warrior and soul care mentor. She draws upon her personal journey towards emotional health, her psychology background, and passion for counseling to help others cultivate a life well-lived no matter the circumstance. She also leads a community called Rise Up Writers which offers practical and spiritual care for the life of a Christian communicator.

Connect with her online at her blog, via YouTube/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest at @theJoleneU or via the Cultivated Life Newsletter.

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