Faith and Inspiration

A Simpler Life for Weary Parents

In this issue: Sleep deprivation, the endless laundry mountain, crazy to-do lists and diapers and dishes made young mother Courtney Ellis wonder what it would look like to be closer to Jesus and enjoy spiritual practices of prayer, studying Scripture, and more. In our interview, she talks with Michelle about how she met Jesus in the everyday stuff of life. Inspired Life: Holy Mama – Almost Life, Repurposed: Spiritual Practices Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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How to Keep Grinning Even if Everything Isn’t Great

In this issue: If life doesn’t go the way you expected, how can you keep smiling? It isn’t easy, but it’s possible to find pockets of joy in the middle of even the toughest situations. In this episode, guest Kathy Carlton Willis talks about how she became God’s Grin Gal and how her own hardships gave her purpose in life. Inspired Life: Grin with Grace Life, Repurposed: Heart to Heart Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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Take a Personal Retreat

In this issue: This is for anyone who has ever wished they could escape from regular life for just a few days; a personal retreat is calling your name! A getaway with God is a time to pull away, refresh, and renew. But where does someone start? Author Letitia Suk makes a guest appearance to explain how her own personal retreat turned into a ministry of helping others plan their own getaways. We talk about how it has changed her life and the lives of others. Inspired Life: It Isn’t a Girls Weekend Life, Repurposed: Soul Renewal Recommended Resource  This blogzine content […]

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Uncluttered: Free from Overwhelm

In this issue: Is your schedule crammed? Your space full of too much stuff? Your soul overwhelmed with too much of everything? Author Courtney Ellis makes a guest appearance to talk about a simpler life based on the idea that less is more. Courtney is funny and witty and so honest about her own struggles in a way that encourages us to believe we can find the same freedom she has. Inspired Life: It’s Too Much Life, Repurposed: Soul Satisfaction Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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Take a Break

In this issue: Do you ever feel as if you’re always running and never have time to rest? When was the last time you took a day to refresh? I’ll use my own struggle as exhibit A for why a sabbath is important, and I’ll share some resources with ideas for how to give yourself a break. Inspired Life: You Can’t Do it All! Life, Repurposed: What is a Sabbath? Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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When Plan A Isn’t an Option

In this issue: What happens when life doesn’t go the way you’ve planned, when your plan A is no longer part of the picture? It’s hard to embrace plan B, and maybe we don’t like it at all, but resilience has a lot to do with how we frame our thinking. In this issue, we talk about facing adversity, finding hope, and discovering resilience. Inspired Life: Facing Adversity and Grief Life, Repurposed: 3 Ways to Process Plan B Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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She’s Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer

In this issue: Cancer came unexpectedly and Joanie put life on hold, paused her career as a nurse, and in days was headed for surgery. In the aftermath of chemo and cancer, Joanie is a survivor. She now supports others going through the journey, and has published a book, In Her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer to encourage women and equip them with Scripture, hope and resources. Inspired Life: Unexpected Health Crisis Life, Repurposed: Joy Through the Trial Recommended Resource  This blogzine content is on the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and on YouTube as well!

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Positivity Within Reality

Our world needs more positive things such as kindness, grace, love, encouragement. But there is also a growing fear of expressing anything that isn’t positive. In this issue, you’ll learn about positivity and why we need to have a balance between true positivity and reality, and how to frame it so we are not suppressing real feelings. You’ll also get to know a woman who realized that what she thought was truth turned out to be a great deception, and hear how she’s spreading a new message.

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