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Welcome to the Summer Reading Series! Have you ever felt pulled in multiple directions? You want to be there for your family and have a career. You feel like you’re not enough and other times you feel like you’re too much. We can get so tangled up and splintered into so many pieces, we shut down, freeze or settle. Instead of letting all the complex…
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Do you wish you had a more vibrant prayer life? We can get overwhelmed with all the “shoulds” when it comes to prayer, to the point that we don’t do anything. This leaves us disconnected from God and missing out on the abundance God has for us. Janet McHenry shares what she has learned to help individuals discover their unique prayer personality, b…
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We have a mental health crisis going on in our country. When we have children who have been traumatized with no means to heal, they become wounded adults, leaving them prey to a host of other issues. When we give children the ability and skills to heal and develop resilience, they can become mentally healthy adults with loads of opportunity. Our gu…
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We all have wounds. Whether they are physical, mental, emotional, spiritual or relational, we have wounds that we want healed. Jesus healed all sorts of these ailments while He walked this earth and if He did it then, He can still do it now. I read the book of Matthew in search of some answers about healing and, as usual, Holy Spirit had plenty to …
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As moms, we frequently attend the masquerade ball of “everything is fine”. As long as the image presented in public looks good, pay no attention to the messy reality behind closed doors. We can get totally wrapped up in perceptions, perfection and pretending which only serve to keep us stuck in shallow relationships with shriveled up souls. Courtne…
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The world can be a scary place at times, and as much as we need our faith to get through, it can be a challenge when walking out our faith in circles that are hostile. But when we shrink back and sacrifice our faith to please others or fit in, we give up the power that God gives us to make a positive difference and exact change. We give up who God …
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In the midst of difficult times, do you ever question who God is or if He’s really there? During trials, it is easy to see only how we are affected and how we feel. Our pain and frustration can cause us to lose sight of who God is, becoming disillusioned, angry and bitter. Julie Sunne knows about pain and how remembering the character of God can he…
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Have you ever felt stuck or like something is missing? When we believe the lie that we are all alone and keep up a façade, we distance ourselves in relationships. When we keep our distance from God, we limit the power in our lives and play small. When we don’t recognize where those voices in our head are coming from, we risk getting derailed. Linda…
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Have you ever wondered what God is calling you to do? How do you know what that is? Do you follow your head or your heart? We can get so confused and frustrated with conflicting messages and tangled up with lies and limiting beliefs that we get stuck and don’t do anything. Tim Morris shares what he has learned about how God uses our heart and our d…
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Have you ever thought you could not forgive? We are told to forgive for many reasons in the Bible, but sometimes it seems like an impossible ask. We can feel justified in our anger and hold on to the resentment, but we won’t experience the freedom God has for us. Debra Moerke knows first-hand how difficult it can be to forgive the unthinkable and t…
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What does Easter mean to you? Does Easter change the way you live your life? Jesus didn’t die a horrific death on the cross and come alive again, so people could live any way they wanted. He didn’t die so we could have a religion with rules and buildings. Denise Pass shares the significance Easter has for her and how Jesus died so we could have a r…
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Have you ever looked in the mirror and not liked what you saw? How we see ourselves affects every part of our lives, from our mindset and attitude to our actions and our relationships. If we place our worth and value in “outside” things like other people’s opinions, our resume, or our bank account, we will be let down and it will never be enough. S…
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Have you ever felt weary while waiting for answered prayer? When hard times come, we can get discouraged and hopeless. If we stay discouraged long enough, it can breed a hard heart and resentment toward God. Kelly Hall speaks with us about her journey of waiting on God and the lessons she learned. Some of the keys that she shares are leaning in to …
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Have you ever felt alone or unsure of how to handle this thing called life? Have you ever wanted someone to come alongside you to share what they have learned and be there for you? When we feel isolated and insecure, it increases our stress and anxiety. We can get stuck in negative mindsets, attitudes and behavior. Nancy Lindgren knows about develo…
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At some point, we all need healing in our lives. Whether it is for our body because of an injury or illness, or our mind because of heartbreak or grief, or our soul because of unforgiveness or hopelessness, we desire healing and wholeness. When we continue to walk around wounded and broken, the wounds can fester and the poison leaks out in our atti…
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What steals your joy? There are many things in life which can threaten our joy from circumstances to other people to our own mindset. Doris Swift shares what she has learned from John 15 about how to combat the joy stealers in our life. When we recognize what we are struggling with and then connect to the true vine of Jesus, we can have the fruit o…
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Have you ever experienced a devastating loss? Jesus says we will have trouble in this world, but He has overcome the world. Betty Ringeisen has experienced the devastating loss of not one or two miscarriages, but five. We explore why it is important to share the story of loss and how trusting in God's goodness can provide comfort and restoration in…
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Have you ever felt inadequate for the task God called you to do? Mandy Hood knows how that feels. Mandy shares her journey of helping to create a community-based women’s ministry in her hometown and what she has learned in the process. When she first felt God calling her, she wasn’t sure how it would look, but declares the ride has been worth it. M…
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Has your faith ever felt stale or blah? Stephanie Rousselle shares a feast of insight and inspiration along with some practical tips on how to keep our faith fresh. Looking at different cultural perspectives can spice things up and trying a variety of spiritual disciplines can add flavor to your walk with Christ. Above all, when we take the Bible i…
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You know what happens when you pray for patience? I learned that the same concept applies when you make HOPE your word of the year. Hope is still a postive expection and you need to place your hope in God, not people or circumstances. Instead of downloading hope into our heart, God gives us opportunities to cultivate hope in the middle of the heart…
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What happens when the new wears off? There is an allure and excitement that comes with something new, whether it is a new year, new relationship or new item. But the enthusiasm may fade as routines and challenges emerge or things change. This cycle of newness can occur in various aspects of our life. Fortunately, we can solace in the everlasting ne…
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Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution you didn’t keep? We are going to get real today as we talk about some of the reasons why we fail to keep our resolutions and then some ways to achieve our goals. This conversation with Cheryl Anderson with Gain Clarity Coaching and Consulting is power-packed with practical tools and tips to overcome the ob…
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Do you want a resolution or a purpose for the New Year? We dive deep into a transformative conversation with Darlene Larson, where she shares her journey of how she turned her pain into purpose using scripture to transform her life. Darlene shares her personal story of pain, hardship, and how she found purpose amidst her struggles. Darlene offers p…
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Mark Morrow with CrossWalk Church helps wrap up our Nativity series with a discussion about the Wise Men. Wise men still seek Jesus, and we are again reminded that God can use anyone in His story. Connect with Crosswalk: www.crosswalk.cc Let's Connect: Website: Lisa Granger Facebook: Lisa Granger, A Woman's Heart Instagram: Lisa Granger Linked In: …
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In this episode, we sit down with Pastor Gary Houseman to discuss various topics related to the Christmas season and maintaining the spirit of Christmas and Christ throughout the entire year. We delve into the origins of Christmas traditions, explore the story of the wise men, decipher the symbolism behind the popular song "The Twelve Days of Chris…
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Rachel Hebert, formerly with Williamsburg Presbyterian Church now with Shadyside Presbyterian Church, spends some time with us discussing Mary. Mary has a significant role in the Nativity story, but you don't have to be a girl or a mother to relate to God changing the course of your life. Connect with WPC: https://www.mywpc.org/ Connect with Shadys…
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In this episode, Dr. Robert Whitehead, engages in a thought-provoking conversation about Christmas traditions, the distinction between sacred and secular elements, and the importance of inclusivity in the Nativity story. We discuss various topics, including the origins of Christmas trees and the less idyllic aspects of the Nativity story. We discus…
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Dave Rochford with Williamsburg United Methodist Church shares some thoughts and reflections about Joseph and his part in the Nativity story. Even though there may not be a lot written about Joseph, there is a lot to be said. Connect with Dave: https://www.williamsburgumc.org/ Let's Connect: Website: Lisa Granger Facebook: Lisa Granger, A Woman's H…
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In this special Christmas episode, we dive deep into the origins and significance of various Christmas traditions that have become an integral part of the holiday season. Join us as we sit down with Dr. Charles Qualls, Senior Pastor of Franklin Baptist Church, to explore the rich history and spiritual implications behind beloved traditions such as …
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Art Wright with Williamsburg Baptist Church speaks with us about the Shepherds in the Nativity story. We never know who God may use in His story and to share the good news of Jesus birth. Connect with Art: www.williamsburgbaptist.com Let's Connect: Website: Lisa Granger Facebook: Lisa Granger, A Woman's Heart Instagram: Lisa Granger Linked In: Lisa…
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What would Christmas be without music? I don’t believe Christmas would be the same without holiday music on the radio, in the stores and in my car during December. And Christmas would not be the same without Christmas carols in church. “Music touches individuals in a way that nothing else can.” I spoke with my choir director the Reverend John Thomp…
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Fred Liggin with Williamsburg Christian Church joins us for a conversation about Elizabeth and her importance in the Nativity story. Why does Luke include Elizabeth in the story? What does Elizabeth's story say about how God can work in our own lives? and more. www.williamsburgchristianchurch.org https://www.lisagranger.com/…
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What does hospitality mean to you during the holidays? We talk with Tonda Hayworth about some practical tips on how to make hospitality a little easier during this season and some ways to keep our heart in the right place. Hospitality is a heart issue. We want our homes and our hearts to be open and welcoming to friends and family for Christmas. To…
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This is a bonus episode from my first conversation with Kelly Goshorn in 2021 as she was releasing her debut novel. A Love Restored is a story that is very personal for Kelly, set in Loudon County, Virginia in the 1870s. Join us as we talk about body image, pride and our identity in Christ. Kelly describes herself as an old-fashioned Jesus girl. Yo…
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What happens when you take a family heirloom on a faith journey through four generations of trials and challenges? You get a Christmas legacy of love, perseverance, redemption, forgiveness and healing. Kelly Goshorn shares her experience working with other authors on the book Chiseled on the Heart. The collection of four stories follows four genera…
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Have you ever been worn out trying to please everyone else? Our guest Cheryl Lutz know exactly how that feels. Cheryl talks about how her need for approval from others and striving for perfectionism drove her "to a place of complete spiritual, physical and emotional exhaustion." In her book, Securely Held: Finding Significance and Security in the S…
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"The weary world rejoices!" This line from a popular Christmas song led Christine Trimpe on a deep dive to discover more about joy. What she discovered was life changing. Christine shares her story of going through the Gospel of Luke and learning about the abundance of joy that can truly transform our hearts and carry us through difficult trials. H…
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No one wants to hear the words "you have cancer". When Angela Washington heard these words, she was devastated. This was one more thing in a string of tragic events that just about took her out, but when she turned to God and grabbed a hold of her faith, she found strength. Now she thanks God for her jouney which has given her the blessing of a sup…
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What do you do when you have no control over what is happening? You can control your response. Lori suffered a hemorrhagic stroke at 29 and developed epilepsy due to the stroke. She has spent the last 20 years recovering and living her best life. She lives in Arizona with her husband, Dainis, and their 3 adopted children from Colombia. Her book Cho…
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Have you ever struggled with dieting, body image, negative thinking? Laura shares her struggle with all of these and offers the hope of freedom. She shares about her new book, Still Becoming: Hope, Help and Healing for the Diet-Weary Soul . Laura is a speaker, author and coach. She is a wife, mother and grandmother. Most important she is grateful t…
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We all have things that cause our identity to be shaken. Today's episode is focused on overcoming self-hate and finding self-acceptance through embracing what God says about us - that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Carol Chisolm shares her story of struggling with alopecia and how she broke free from shame and fear to coining the phrase "I …
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Life is full of twists and turns and sometimes we can wonder where God is on the roller coaster. Sarah E. Frazer shares her story of how life didn't go as she expected and what we can learn from Moses. God is stil in control and He is good, so we can trust Him, even when circumstances are difficult. God doesn't waste anything that happens in our li…
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We are called to empower and equip the next generation. One way we can do that is to guide teens into the knowledge that they are deeply loved and valued as children of the King. When girls know their identity in Christ it is a game changer. The world has so much to say about who we should be, but it is God who has the final say of who we are. Hann…
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Caris knows what it is like to be overwhelmed and stressed with everything there is to do in life. Taking care of family, taking care of business, and taking care of ourselves canbecome crushing tasks that leave us depleted. We want to sit at God's feet and rest but we don't have time for that. Caris shares what she has learned about redeeming thos…
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Have you wanted to say "Yes" to God, but been too scared? In this fun and energetic conversation, Jennifer Hand talks to us about moving past our fear stops and taking faith steps. You can't help but smile at the fun stories and love that Jen exudes as she shares how we can put our "Yes" on the table. The rewards for following God whole-heartedly a…
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Surrender is not something people normally like, but as we learn from Natasha, there can be beauty in surrender. Natasha shares her journey from struggle to surrender and the peace that can only come from giving in the God who loves us more than we can imagine. Natasha is an author, speaker, Bible teacher and a full time homeschooling mom. She is t…
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Mental illness can be hard and Abigail Alleman knows first hand how difficult the journey can be. Abigail shares her struggle with bi-polar disorder in a vulnerable and authentic way, all while pointing to God as the ultimate healer. She also shares how others can support those they love in difficult situations. Abigail is a lover of God, words, an…
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Hospitality is an important value. Over the years, my family has hosted at least 12 exchange students from around the world from 10 days to 10 months. The lessons learned and the relationships built have created a treasure trove of stories and opportunities for a lifetime. Hear from multiple sides of the story.…
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