This episode is packed with ideas for fun and creative things you can do with friends and family from a distance. If your pandemic holiday needs something a lot more interesting than a video chat, you’ll want to check it out. Plus, an Advent resource from author Jane Rubietta, and a secret discount offer on one of my books hidden in the episode. It’s a must-listen episode!
Author Stephenie Hovland returns this week to talk about how she changed her mindset about Christmas from “If you can’t do it all, do more” to a more balanced approach. We also discussed how we can prepare now for the necessary celebration changes in a pandemic. There’s a giveaway this week and some great resources.
Being shut in doesn’t have to mean being shut out. In this episode, author Kathy Carlton Willis and I chat about how she’s made the most of needing to stay isolated during COVID-19 and how she’s made it into a ministry to others. Get practical ideas for how you can serve someone who’s shut in at home.
If you had to choose just one thing for your next step, what would it be? What if a tiny pivot could change your direction and help you finish up the year 2020 strong and heading toward a better life?
The coziness and comfort of HYGGE is more than just fuzzy socks, a candle, and a mug. It isn’t a vignette. It’s a way of life. We can grow the essence of hygge in our relationships whether online or in person.
This week, author Jane Rubietta talks with me about how we can find light in dark places and how we can shine that light on others. I hope you’ll laugh along with us as we catch up and enjoy a hope-filled chat.
In this episode, I talk with daughter and mom, Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McIntosh, about experiencing restoration and healed hearts in broken mother-daughter relationships. They talk about their book, Mended, and share their story of how Helen turned a difficult childhood into a ministry. I invite you to check out their website ourmendedhearts.com.
In honor of the launch day of their book, Phil and Michelle play a game of “Would You Rather?” Enjoy a few laughs as they discuss questions about money, work, time, and love.
Sometimes what keeps us stuck in the past is our own mindset. The apology from an offender might never come. And restitution might not be possible. But what if we could move forward and not punish ourselves for things we can’t undo? The future is wide open for us to repurpose our struggles into something that gives us new purpose.
Life’s rearview mirror frames our regrets for things we have done—failed relationships, financial blunders, poor decisions, and situations we wish we could do over. It also frames the things done to us—circumstances that were outside of our control such as abuse, a troubled home life, taunting from bullies, racial discrimination, and abandonment. If we get stuck on that view, it could hinder us from seeing the wonderful future God has ahead of us!