Episode 300:

Episode 300:

Welcome to our summer joy series!  The next 4 episodes are designed to help bring more joy into your life.  This is our third episode in the series and are talking about finding joy by being in community.

Do you know one way to get joy?  Give joy!  Yep, making an effort to make other’s day, in turn, makes yours.  We are built for community and when we serve others, there is a part of us that comes alive!

But, like a lot of good things in this world, we can forget just how easy this is.  We make it harder than it has to be, our own insecurities can get in the way, and well, sometimes we are just so busy that we forget to think about it.

Well, guess what?  Together, we are going to remind each other of just how powerful and simple this can be.  

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25

So how can we make this simple and remember to do it?  That is what we are going to talk about in this episode and I am so excited about the action items from this week’s action items.  You can literally do a few of them while you are still listening to this podcast!

  • Watch your face
  • Reach out and text someone
  • Serve strangers like they were Jesus

“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’   Matthew 25:40

  • Greet others with excitement, love, and like they are the most important person
  • Use your gifts in the small humble ways
  • Pray for the people you see.  Give me your eyes by Brandon Heath.  Exercise your empathy and ask God how you can serve those around you.

    Do you know one way to get joy?  Give joy!  Yep, making an effort to make other’s day, in turn, makes yours.  We are built for community and when we serve others, there is a part of us that comes alive!

    But, like a lot of good things in this world, we can forget just how easy this is.  We make it harder than it has to be, our own insecurities can get in the way, and well, sometimes we are just so busy that we forget to think about it.

    Well, guess what?  Together, we are going to remind each other of just how powerful and simple this can be.  

    “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25

    So how can we make this simple and remember to do it?  That is what we are going to talk about in this episode and I am so excited about the action items from this week’s action items.  You can literally do a few of them while you are still listening to this podcast!

     

    • Watch your face
    • Reach out and text someone
    • Serve strangers like they were Jesus

     

    “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’   Matthew 25:40

     

    • Greet others with excitement, love, and like they are the most important person
    • Use your gifts in the small humble ways
    • Pray for the people you see.  Give me your eyes by Brandon Heath.  Exercise your empathy and ask God how you can serve those around you. 

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Episode: 299 Summer Of Joy Week 2, Finding Joy In Serving Your Family

Episode: 299 Summer Of Joy Week 2, Finding Joy In Serving Your Family

Welcome to our summer joy series!  The next 4 episodes are designed to help bring more joy into your life.  This is our second episode in the series and are talking about finding joy by serving your family.

We all serve our families….but are we doing it in a joyful way or are we building resentment and looking to see if our husbands are doing as much as we are or even just grumble when we do laundry.  

But when we don’t serve our families with joy….it just brings more non-joy feelings to our life.

Remember last week when we talked about Joy being a fruit of the spirit.  When we follow the instructions for life in the bible, it moves us closer to experiencing these fruits including joy.

Again, it’s not that we are not serving our family.  We are taking care of the kids, cleaning the house, prepping meals, shopping, taking care of doctor appointments, medications, school involvement and so much more.  The issue isn’t doing it…it’s the spirit in which we do that can be an issue.

I know for me, I want to serve my family with joy but our intentions and reality are not always the same. I have been praying about this for a bit of time and the one thing that God showed me was this.

There are three things that keep me from experiencing joy in serving my family.

  1. Forgetting that this is what God created me to do.  When I lose focus on the biblical principles at play, I get focused on the equality of the housework, and my own needs above the needs of my family.
  2. Reactive.  When I plan my schedule and to-do list tightly and I get interrupted to fill a need, I lose it.  There is no joy there.
  3. When I become a martyr and not take care of my own needs.

Can you relate to these?  Let’s talk about some solutions.  

  1. Get in the word of God.  If you are in the Life Balance Membership, take the Setting Goals in God’s will Bible study…pay special attention to the parenting, marriage, and home versus.  When we can make the bible personal to use and remember the instruction for our creator it makes all the difference.  Life gets noisy so we have to ensure that we are tapped into the vine often and not allow the world to disconnect us.
  2. Ok, I am not a fan of the whole take care of yourself before you talk care of anyone else movement.  And here is why….it’s a slippery slope.  But we do have to take care of ourselves.  This is what that looks like:   Remember, there is no reward for taking care of everyone else and not yourself.
  3. Reactive vs proactive.  I don’t like to be interrupted.  I find that the older I get, the more I don’t like it.  I don’t see this changing anytime soon.  But, when I can serve my family by being proactive about their needs it does two things…1. It focuses my heart and mind on them and what they might need from me. And 2. It allows me to show my love for them and allows them to experience that love.  Give them space (treat others how you would want to be treated) which means creating white space when they are around.v

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Episode 298: Summer of Joy: Creating More Joy In Your Life

Episode 298: Summer of Joy: Creating More Joy In Your Life

Welcome to our summer joy series!  The next 4 episodes are designed to help bring more joy into your life and this episode we are kicking it off by talking about what Joy is.

Joy is the silence of striving.  It’s more than contentment…it’s like a mix of gratitude and contentment.  It comes from the inside and is not swayed by outside circumstances.  Fruit of the spirit is like real fruit.  It needs to be attended to for healthy growth and it takes time.  So how do you get there?

  1. Accept the holy spirit
  2. Grow in your faith by
    1. Reading the word of god
    2. Pray and have quiet time with the Lord
    3. Drown out the world and make God bigger

Worship and song is a great way to do this.  For one, it has a big influence on our thoughts and emotions like nothing else can.  If you need to renew your mind and keep your spirit in alignment with God vs the world, this a great way to do it.  

When it comes to summertime, music provides such a big part of the season.  I have many memories of summer concerts, driving with the windows down and the radio up, and music playing while playing in the background while we play in the water, the backyard, or camp.

Adding in an awesome summer soundtrack can have a big impact on the joy that you experience this season.  The words and melody that you hear and sing along with will impact your heart and mind.  This keeps you in alignment with God, growing you faith and growing in the fruit of the spirit. 

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Episode 297: Winning In Leadership With Dr. Artika Tyner

Episode 297: Winning In Leadership With Dr. Artika Tyner

Did you know that you are a leader regardless of the position that you hold at work or in the community?  We all are!  God created each of us to lead others and have a positive influence.  So how do we grow in this area?  Our guest, Dr. Artika Tyner, shares a simple strategy to help you win in leadership and become the leader that God has called you to be.  

About Our Guest

Dr. Artika R. Tyner is a passionate educator, lawyer, author, sought-after speaker, and advocate for justice. She is committed to training emerging Black leaders to serve as social justice engineers who create new inroads to justice and freedom. In furtherance of this goal, she founded Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore to provide key leadership development books and learning tools.

In recognition of her leadership and service, she is the recipient of more than two dozen awards that include: Women in Business, American Small Business Champion, International Educator Citizen, and American Bar Association Difference Makers.

She has been featured in a variety of media outlets. She is a prolific, award-winning author of adult and children’s books that includes: “Amazing Africa: A to Z” and “The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice.” She serves as a global citizen by supporting education, entrepreneurship, and women’s leadership initiatives in Africa.

www.artikatyner.com

Twitter: @Drartikatyner
Facebook: @artikatyner @ppgjbooks
Instagram: @artikatyner

Tips From The Show

The WIN Strategy will help you grow in your leadership

W- Welcome new opportunities that come your way

I- Imagine your future….invite God into this process to daydream

N- Never give up

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Episode 294: How To Change The Direction Of Your Life with Amber Sandberg

Episode 294: How To Change The Direction Of Your Life with Amber Sandberg

Studies show that most people take an evaluation of their lives and make serious changes when they get to their mid 30’s and into their 40’s.  So if you find yourself feeling like something is missing or you are experiencing some sort of a mid-life crisis, this episode is for you!  We are joined by life coach Amber Sandberg as she walks us through a 3 step process to help you change the direction of your life if you feel a little stuck.

You can book a free call with Amber by sending her an email at Amber@mominspiredshow.com 

About Our Guest

Amber Sandberg is a certified life coach, travel specialist, and podcast host of the Mom Inspired Show.  She is committed to helping women live a life they love and take advantage of every opportunity to live life to the fullest.  She is married and the mom to two of the sweetest little girls and together they live in Tennessee.  

MomInspiredShow.com

Tips From The Show

Here are Amber’s 3 tips to help you move forward and create the life you want:

1. Assessing your thoughts:  Understanding where you are and what you are feeling and what is missing.  There are a lot of emotions that can come up with this….it is easier said than done.  Don’t plan on this being a short process.  A journal might help you process and track your thoughts and emotions.  This is also where a coach is so helpful because they can guide you through the process.
2. Creating different thoughts.  What changes do you want to make?  What thoughts and beliefs do you need to get there?
3. Making those thoughts into actions.

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Episode 291: How To Worship To Grow Your Faith With Ginny Owens

Episode 291: How To Worship To Grow Your Faith With Ginny Owens

A big part of Christian life is worship.  While there are many different ways that we worship our Lord, music can create such an emotional way of connecting with God.  When we go through different seasons, that can be even more important to lean on God through worship.  This can grow your faith in a big way and in this episode, we are joined by award-winning recording artist, Ginny Owens to dive into this topic.  Ginny shares her story of how God has shown up in her life through music and how God helped bring her through a season of burnout in her career.

Ginny has a new album and an accompanying book called Singing In The Dark.  If you want to grow in how you worship, this is for you!  You can get a copy of the book here.

About Our Guests

Ginny Owens has had an award-winning career that encompasses two decades as a singer/songwriter, recording artist, author and speaker. During that time, Owens has released 10 albums, five EPs and two Christmas projects garnering critical success, chart-topping radio singles, and numerous film and television placements. She continues to inspire others with the truth of the gospel through personal stories, songs and Bible teaching. In 2014, Ginny released her first book, Transcending Mysteries: Who is God And What Does He Want From Us, co-authored with Andrew Greer and published by Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins. Her most recent set of EP’s, entitled Expressions I and Ii (November 2020; February 2021) have amassed millions of streams across multiple platforms.

Ginny currently resides in New York City and is in her final year of a Master of Biblical Studies at seminary.

  • Connect with Ginny 
    Twitter at @GinnyOwens,
  • Instagram at @GinnyOwensOfficial
  • ginnyowens.com
  • facebook.com/GinnyOwensMusic

Tips From The Show

In this episode, Ginny shares how her career in music led to burnout as she took the gift that God gave her and made it about something other than serving him.  We are all guilty of this from time to time.  She shares how God gave her grace and created a season of community and stillness to give her rest and bring her back to focus on him.

Ginny shares about the unique emotional connection that music creates when we seek closeness of the Lord in our lives.  

She then walks us through the different kinds of songs that we find in scripture. 

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