179: Igniting Your Faith in All Seasons with Tiffany Bluhm

179: Igniting Your Faith in All Seasons with Tiffany Bluhm

As working moms, we all go through different seasons of life. Regardless of the season you are in, you can ignite your faith and be the woman that God has called you to be. In this episode, author Tiffany Bluhm shares 4 strategies to help you ignite the fire in you.

About Our Guest

Tiffany Bluhm wants every woman to recognize, embrace, and
pursue the big dreams and beauty born inside of them. The author,
blogger, speaker, teacher, podcast host, wife, and mother shares her
personal stories of self-value and self-doubt, international adoption,
entrepreneurship, marriage, heartbreak, motherhood, and more with
an ever-growing audience now numbering in the hundreds of
thousands. In addition to reaching readers via her own blog, Tiffany
shares her disarmingly perceptive, honest, and frequently funny
writing on other popular outlets including ScaryMommy.com, Deeply
Rooted Magazine, and more. As co-host of the Why Tho podcast and
an in-demand speaker, Tiffany also leads key conversations about
modern faith, contemporary women, culture, and so much more. She
has penned two books: the acclaimed Bible study Never Alone,
released in February 2018, and the upcoming SHE DREAMS: LIVE
THE LIFE YOU WERE CREATED FOR, set to hit bookstore virtual
and brick-and-mortar shelves in February 2019. Tiffany lives in
Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and two young sons.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

To ignite your faith in the season you are in, follow these 4 steps:
  • Spend some time journaling through what brings you deep gladness and what stretches you
  • Beginning with the end in mind-Don’t lose sight of your goals and intentions
  • Consider the emotional, relational, and financial cost to move forward in this season 
  • Consistently keep Christ at the center of all you do 

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Episode 174: Stacking Your Rocks From The Previous Month

Episode 174: Stacking Your Rocks From The Previous Month

Well, the first month of 2019 is in the books.  How was this month for you? Did you move closer to your goals?  Are you living in the intentions that you set at the new year? The funny thing about life is that it moves pretty fast.  We plan, we live and we move on. But the best way to really learn, grow and see what God is doing in our lives is by taking a moment to look back.  In this episode of the Your Life Rocks podcast, that is what we are doing. I will walk you through the steps to take at the end of each month so you can stack the rocks and remember what God brought you through.

Main points from the show:

  • Review the previous month making a list of all the substantial events

  • Take time to think of each one and journal what the significance of the event was.

  • Reflect on what God has done through these events

  • Select 3 things that you did, decisions you made, habits you built that you are proud of and want to continue

  • Select a few things (no more than 3) that God is working on in you.  Like lessons you are learning from the situations of the previous month.

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Episode 161: 5 Ways to Bring Your Faith Into Your Day

Episode 161: 5 Ways to Bring Your Faith Into Your Day

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OK, Let’s dive into our topic bringing Christ into your everyday.  I’m going to take you through ideas, options, and discuss several different approaches so you can choose what is best for your life.  We are going to put this into 5 main buckets that you can pull from and implement into your day. Being in God’s word, prayer, listening to God, Worship, and relationships.  Before we get into it, I feel like I need to give this disclosure. This is not about making you feel obligated or guilty into doing these things. I hope that they inspire you.  Remember, faith is not about following a checklist. It’s about relationship. It’s about seeking more. So give yourself grace, take this at your own pace and follow the holy spirit as he would guide you.

Being in God’s word

Let’s start with your morning routine.  What you spend the first part of your day, sets the tone for the rest of your day.  Anthology, if you work out in the morning and eat a healthy breakfast, you are more likely to keep healthy habits for the rest of the day.

Study the word

  1. Dive in and do your own thing

  2. RWSSP

  3. Get a devotional/bible study

Reminders throughout the day

Continue as you get ready, there are so many opportunities to place reminders of verses.  If you are doing the Life Balance program, we focus in on weekly verses. Plaster the weekly verse everywhere.  I write mine on my bathroom mirror, write it on post-it notes, there is a spot inside the Life Balance planner to write it every day.  Make it your screensaver on your phone, computer.


Prayer

Gratitude challenges

With it being November, a lot of people are talking about gratitude challenges and such.  I could never keep up for a full 30 days of social media posting or whatnot. But daily challenges, that is something else.  You can do these daily challenges for gratitude, for seeing through the eyes of Jesus, or anything else that you feel lead to.  It’s a hyper focus on God for one day. Here is what it would like like. I’m going to use the gratitude option because I recently did this one when I felt whiny.  When I say I felt whiny, I mean it. I found myself in a constant loop of negativity. Now, I like to think that I am a pretty positive person, but when struggle comes in, it can be hard for us to focus on the positive.  It’s easy to focus on the struggle. The unanswered prayer, the battle that we are still facing even though we have given it to God so many times. I needed to break the cycle so I decided to spend the day counting my blessings.  I might not have an answered prayer, but I do have a lot. So think about them! Not just to be grateful but to give thanks to God for what you do have in your life. Starting your day, thankful for time in the morning before everyone gets up, grateful that you have a bible and are free to express your religion and read it.  Grateful that you have children to wake up, that you have coffee in your cup, that you have hot water to take a shower with. That you have make-up, clothes, and hair care products that help you feel your best. That you have a car, thankful for the wisdom and inspiration that God gave them men and women that created the car.  Thankful for the people that built the roads that you drive to work on. Thankful for the technology that allows you to work from home. Thankful for the favor of God that got you the job that you have. You can go on and on. It changes your focus super quick.

Obviously, you can’t do that everyday, but doing it every once in a while is effective.

A reason that this challenge or challenges like it are important, is because it keeps Jesus on our mind all day.  Remember, your faith is a relationship. Think back to when you first started dating your husband. He was probably on your mind all day.  You kept thinking about him, daydreaming about your future, replaying a date or a conversation in your mind…..how often do you do that now?  If you are like me, I am preoccupied with daily life. The newness has worn off. I still love him, but it’s not totally consuming my mind. Same thing with God.  There are times when I am gushy about my relationship with God and then there are the majority of the time when I am working on my relationship with him. I am working to understand him better, communicate better with him (and for me, that means listening more), and show my love and respect for him in my life.  Relationships take effort and just because it takes effort doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with it.

So put up reminders for yourself.  Set an alarm in the middle of your day as a reminder to check in and pray.  Reserve 5-10 minutes before important meetings at work, to lift them up to God.  Pray over your kids, pray with your husband, and pray when you eat. The more you talk to God you are creating a habit to keep the conversation going and talk to him throughout your day about everything.  

Quiet time to listen

Find just 10 minutes in your day where you can be still.  We talked about this during our 7 week challenge this past summer.  Remember, it’s a relationship and it’s not just about us talking or doing.  It’s letting him communicate and minister to us. I was getting a massage yesterday and my masuse said she started coming to work 10 minutes earlier and sitting in her car to just be and listen.  

Worship him

Everything can be worship if we put it in the right framework.

Dedicate your work as worship.

Dedicate your workout as worship.

Dedicate your housework as worship.

Turn praise music on and worship throughout the week.  Music gets my heart into a posture of worship so fast. But it’s not just for Sunday morning.  Play it in the car, at home, at work….it’s a great reminder.

Bring him into your relationships

Share your faith, even with the faithful.  Be open to talk about what God is doing in your life, what you are praying for, believing for.  The more you can bring him into your conversations, the more you will hold your focus there.

Bible study/church

Talk about him with your friends

Talk about him with your kids and husband

And you never know who will hear you speak and be encouraged and even turn their life to God.

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Episode 134: Unblinded Faith

Episode 134: Unblinded Faith

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Today is all about being encouraged and challenged. Let’s talk about faith. Take your faith from your little corner of being a Christian and then diving into where God is calling you to be. My guest today is Elisa Pulliam, and she is going to help us get there. 

about our guest

Elisa Pulliam is a certified life coach, mentor, speaker, and author who is passionate about inspiring women to experience a fresh encounter with God and His Word for the sake of impacting the next generation with Kingdom Hope. Her ministry, More to Be, is devoted to helping women unpack the Scriptures and discover how to join God in His work every day. Elisa and her husband, Stephen, savor life together with their four children. She has a fantastic devotional that is coming out today, so I highly encourage everyone to pick it up right away! 

tips shared on the show

Elisa’s testimony is wonderful because it reminds us all that we “ordinary people” have a special calling. Her story is one of deep surrender to God’s healing and then taking up the charge as a teacher and mentor. Elisa is the most passionate about getting women fully immersed in the Word—all of it! Sometimes, there are verses that are a little hard to swallow. As Elisa says, “You wouldn’t print that on a t-shirt!” Balance is all about accepting God’s Word as a whole, and then living out Scripture almost from muscle memory! 

Elisa’s Verses of the Week 

2 Corinthians 4 

Psalm 94

action items from the show

Pillars of Unblinded Faith 

1.    Time in the Word of God every day 

2.    Be honest about what is tripping you up and preventing you from living it out. 

Elisa has so many wonderful and practical tips to share with us today about cultivating these two habits in our daily lives. I am thankful that God has transformed her life and given her a desire to instruct others in the way as well. You are going to get so much goodness out of this interview!

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Elisa’s Website

Elisa on Facebook
Elisa on Instagram
Elisa on Pinterest
Elisa on Twitter

 

 

 

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Episode 130: Faith vs. Fear

Episode 130: Faith vs. Fear

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One of the biggest reasons working moms pursue life balance is so that their children will have an enriching and fulfilling life. Especially as children get older, it can be more and more difficult to find the time and creative ways to connect with them. That is why I am so excited to have Joy Acaso back on the podcast this week! She is going to share with us her best tips for connecting deeply with our children. 

about our guest

Joy Acaso is a Parent-Child Relationship Specialist.  She’s on a mission to help working moms navigate and strengthen their relationship with their children. Joy has learned the hard way that the key to helping children thrive lies in nurturing a meaningful connection with them. Although we have more knowledge and experience than our children, we are not the standard by which they should base their life; Jesus is. Joy wants to share ways in which we can help cultivate a strong relationship with their Creator in order to deepen our relationship together. 

Joy is living a full and busy life, but she chooses to celebrate and be excited about the multitude of ways God has blessed her family. In this busy season, Joy finds time to get to know her kids. She puts herself in a posture of curiosity, asking questions that let kids know their opinions are valued. Strong communication has been the foundation of her approach to a deep connection. Instead of imposing her thoughts and feelings onto her kids, she allows them space to talk. 

tips shared on the show

True connection has to begin with an act of trust. Joy points us to Isaiah 41:18 when we are tempted to try to control our kids, rather than listen to them: 

“I will make rivers flow on barren heights,
    and springs within the valleys.
I will turn the desert into pools of water,
    and the parched ground into springs.”

action items from the show

Is it always easy to trust God to open up opportunities? No, of course not! It takes time to intentionally build habits and routines into our busy lives. It certainly takes practice. Joy has several excellent ideas for parents who want to deepen their relationship with their kids.

  • Be intentional about parenting out of faith rather than out of fear.

  • We must be influenced by the Word of God

  • Encourage dialogue.

  • Ask for your child’s opinion.

Above all, Joy encourages busy parents to pray, watch, and be ready to listen whenever God gives them an opportunity to connect. By asking questions and listening intently, our children will slowly open up the door for a meaningful, personal connection. 

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Joy Online

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www.youtube.com/user/rjoyacaso

 

 

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