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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

Misty Phillip: Walk in Your God Given Purpose and Calling

Misty Phillip: Walk in Your God Given Purpose and Calling

On this episode of By His Grace, I did something a bit different and recorded a solo episode. I share the importance of walking in our calling and knowing our purpose. I also share about how you can work with me to launch or grow a podcast.

Key Takeaways 

“Don’t allow the enemy to hold you back in fear or distract you from fulfilling your purpose.”

“Walking in our purpose requires grit, hard work, determination, and perseverance, but in our own strength, we are pitiful. It is the Holy Spirit fire and resurrection power that lives within us that equips us to do every good thing.”

“We are all running a race and we need to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.”

“Our calling is a divinely inspired strong inner impulse that leads us to action in our vocation or profession.” 

“Our callings should inspire us to do amazing things in the Kingdom of God.”

“God has you here for a purpose and He has work for you to do. God doesn’t just want to you just survive, He wants you to thrive in your calling.” 

Resources

Shoe Dog Book: https://www.amazon.com/Shoe-Dog-Phil-Knight/dp/1508211809

Spark Collective: https://www.sparkmedia.ventures/spark-collective

Consult with Misty: https://www.sparkmedia.ventures/offers/o4u2ZujU/checkout

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Am I Being Faithful to God’s Call in the Small? 

Am I Being Faithful to God’s Call in the Small? 

Am I being faithful to God’s call in the small? 

by Anthea Kotlan

Am I being faithful in the small? Am I taking on those kingdom assignments that involve just one or two other people? Is this a season of preparation? Am I willing to allow for interruptions? (I’m not sure if we really have a choice on this one.) Am I willing to take a long obedience in the same direction even when the destination seems unclear? This is all part of hearing the calling on our lives as believers and those who follow after Jesus. 

  • Listen for that still small voice

Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire, and after the fire a still small voice.

(I Kings 19:11-12 NKJV)

When God spoke to Elijah, it was not the sky parting, booming voice of overwhelming power, it was the still small voice that came after a demonstration of God’s power. Am I listening for that voice closely or allowing the noise of the world to drown it out? 

  • Let your words be small (few)

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore, let your words be few. 

(Ecclesiastes 5:1-2 ESV)

Am I so eager to tell God how it is that I miss out on His message for me? Can I be willing to wait to hear His voice? It simply takes time to hear from God. For some of us, it takes time to reach a point of being able to be quiet long enough to hear from Him, rather than the voice inside our head that keeps barking out directions. Take five minutes to sit in silence, ask the Lord to speak, and really listen. Set a timer if necessary

  • Take Small Steps

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? 

(Micah 6:8 ESV)

Small steps in obedience in pace with God is a demonstration of humility. Am I willing to wander as I travel with Him? I can’t all be so hyper-focused on the destination that I miss the journey. How often have I missed some of the gifts God had for me by rushing ahead to what I thought was the finish line? Staying in step with God may appear to be small progress to the others but walking close is most essential. 

Join me on the journey in being faithful in the small, 

Anthea Kotlan

Anthea Kotlan writes her blog on tending her soul at: https://antheakotlan.com/

Find her on social media 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/anthea.kotlan

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

Anthea Kotlan: Answering The Call

Anthea Kotlan: Answering The Call

On this episode of By His Grace, I interview Anthea Kotlan. Anthea is a women’s ministry leader, a trusted mentor, and a friend. We discuss discerning the voice of God, the importance of discipleship in the life of a believer, and answering the call of God. 

Key Takeaways

  • “Any time the Lord calls you to step up and expand your territory, the Lord will bring you, ministry partners.”
  • “God sees the needs and He brings the provision.” 
  • “We need to be willing to wander as we travel with God.” 
  • “God will not give my purpose to someone else.” 

Anthea’s life verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Resources 

Connect with Anthea by reading her blog: www.antheakotlan.com 

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Paul Calcote: Answering God’s Call

Paul Calcote: Answering God’s Call

in this episode of By His Grace, I interview Paul Calcote. Paul is the young adult pastor at my church, Champion Forest Baptist Church. He is also a podcaster and conference speaker who is passionate about empowering and equipping people to be all that God has called them to be. His overarching life goals are to Love God and to Love His people. His Podcast, Real People Real Talk features rich & relevant conversations about current events, relationships, mental health, inspirational stories, & much more but from a Christian worldview. We discuss following God’s call, the responsibility of Christians to share the gospel, and the importance of reaching the younger generations with God’s word. 

Key Takeaways 

  • “If you’re not growing, what are you really doing?” 
  • “Having fun and being a Christian are not mutually exclusive.” 
  • “Give God what you have.” 
  • “You’ve got to get out of the boat and do the thing that God has called you to do.” 
  • “As long as you’re being obedient to the call of God, that is obedience in all caps.” 
  • “If you have everything but Jesus, you have absolutely nothing. If you have nothing but Jesus, you have everything.” 

Resources

Connect with Pastor Paul on Social Media!

Instagram: www.instagram.com/paulwcalcote

Twitter: https://twitter.com/calcote_paul

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Holly Newton: Discerning Gods Voice in Rest

Holly Newton: Discerning Gods Voice in Rest

On this episode of By His Grace, I interview speaker, author, podcaster, and founder of Exhale Women, Holly Newton. Holly shares the heart behind her devotional, “Exhale” and reminds listeners to live life on purpose for His purposes. We discuss the need to be bold, courageous voices of truth, the importance of rest, and the necessity of hearing and discerning God’s voice. 

Key Takeaways

  • “When I remember what He has done in the past, I remember that He can do it again.” 
  • “He is who He says He is. He will do what He says He will do.”
  • “God can redeem anything in our lives.” 
  • “You are here for this time and purpose for God’s plan.” 
  • “I want to cheer people on because I remember how dark it felt to feel like I was done.” 
  • “We need to be bold, courageous voices for truth.” 

Resources 

Connect with Holly on Social Media! 

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Holly Newton is a passionate leader encouraging women to study Scripture, ask the hard questions, and learn to hear God’s voice to more fully live out their purpose. She is an author, segment speaker on NBC’s Today in Nashville, and Founder / Visionary of Exhale Women. Exhale Women is a ministry that exists to encourage and equip women. This ministry encompasses Devotionals, Bible Studies, the Exhale podcast, and Gatherings with the goal to help every woman learn to live freely in her God-given purposes.

She is married to her high school sweetheart. They have three married adult children and seven grandchildren. You can connect with Holly at www.hollyanewton.com as well as Instagram @hollyanewton and @exhalewomen 

You can find her book Exhale:90 Devotions For Letting Go And Living In Unforced Rhythms Of Grace on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

The next Exhale Gathering is April 24th, 2021 in Austin, Tx. Subscribe at hollyanewton.com to be the first to know all the details. 

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