Simply Joyful Podcast: Learning How to Remain a God-Centered Mom with Heather MacFadyen

Simply Joyful Podcast: Learning How to Remain a God-Centered Mom with Heather MacFadyen October 18, 2017

Learning How to Remain a God-Centered Mom

Today we’re going to be talking about how to remain a God-centered mom—which is the heart of Heather’s podcast. She is going to share her favorite tips that she’s received from guests on her podcast. She’s also going to rock your world with some of her morning tips—and lots of resources as well!

Let’s face it, the most important part of being a God-centered mom is getting yourself in the Word of God. But that’s often really challenging for moms! It’s hard to get away. We have demands piling up on us, sometimes before we even plan to get up in the mornings.How to Remain a God-Centered Mom with Heather MacFadyen

Many of you have already received a copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms.{For those of you who haven’t, it’s a gift that I offer HERE.} One of my “sanity saver” tips in the book for finding time to get in the Word is to not feel guilty about putting a show on for your kids to watch, so you can sneak away with your Bible for a bit. There are so many really amazing Christian shows that you can put on for your kids, so you are both growing in the Lord at the same time.

I’m excited to share with you that our sponsor for this episode just so happens to be JellyTelly!  Their company is so amazing! I share some of my favorite shows below and on the podcast. JellyTelly has some amazing Christian programming to entertain your kids while you pull away to be with the Lord…or sit with them and watch, too.

On a “Simply” & “Joyful” side note…

Do you have children who have school uniforms? Keep everything—socks, shoes, shirts, etc—together in one place. Heather says they keep theirs together downstairs. That way if it’s time to walk out the door and someone needs to put shoes on but doesn’t have socks, they don’t have to run back to grab socks. Everything is all together.

”Morning Habit: Have a spot where all your stuff is so you don’t have to think about finding it in the morning.‘ (Get more quick tips on keeping things simple from @GodCenteredMom!)

Highlights from This Show…

  • Heather shares a little about her podcast journey—how she went from blogging to podcasting and how a book-deal went wrong and launched her into the podcasting world.

(You have listened to her podcast right?? You can download the latest episode here!)

  • Heather chats about her most memorable podcast episodes—the episode that stood out the most to her. 

The podcast is more than me just talking to people. It’s a ministry. —Heather MacFadyen  (CLICK TO TWEET)

  • In her bio, Heather has the line relentlessly replacing “me” with “He.” I ask Heather to share some ways that God has used her to help women get serious about getting into the Word.

Motherhood is a heightened refining time. —Heather MacFadyen

Heather mentions Kat Lee’s free ebook, Maximize Your Mornings. You can download that free resource HERE.

  • Heather shares about being child-centered and self-centered and how refocusing has really been a game changer for her. 

It’s about surrendering to Him. —Heather MacFadyen

I can’t parent out of fear. —Heather MacFadyen  (CLICK TO TWEET)

I can be saved and my soul can be broken from the past. —Heather MacFadyen

  • Heather and I both share about our big families—how it takes a lot of humility and how we’re both living our dreams. 
  • Heather gives advice on establishing a quiet time. A time when you can be quiet in the Word and sit with our Savior — even during the busy, hectic times.

God has given us help. —Heather MacFadyen

That voice inside my head is not Your voice.—Heather MacFadyen

  • Heather and I chat about being a “boy” mom.

There is a need for men in our society. —Kristi Clover

  • Heather and I share about two significant men in our lives that we have lost. 
  • Heather shares about her calling to “pour-out,” and how God prepped her for her “coming-down” time. 

God met me tenderly. —Kristi Clover

Please Note…

  • Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my bookSanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It’s a great way to keep in touch…and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join!

Connect with Heather MacFadyen…

Heather MacFadyen has been married since the turn of the century (sounds more impressive than it is). She is the mother of four young boys (born exactly, to the day, within 6 1/2 years . . . just like she’d always planned). Heather hosts a weekly podcast (“The God Centered Mom Podcast”)—interviewing fellow journeyers on the topic of motherhood. On social media she chronicles the colorful chaos of “relentlessly replacing ‘me’ with ‘He’” — sharing the daily struggle of remaining God-centered while mothering four wild-at-heart, energetic, and often stubborn boys. Her heart is for moms to know God’s great delight over them. How He sees the unseen eternal work they do every day. And to know they “Don’t Mom Alone”.

You can check out all of Heather’s podcast episodes HERE! Be sure to visit her site as well at

Thank you, Rend Collective for allowing me to use your incredible song “The Joy of the Lord is My Strength”!

(This podcast is by Kristi Clover. Discovered by Christian Podcast Central and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Christian Podcast Central, and audio is streamed directly from their servers.)

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