Simply Joyful Podcast: Practical Tips for Being More Productive with Mystie Winkler!

I am a complete oxymoron! I know it! I admit it! I own it! I am one of the laziest perfectionists you’ll ever meet. I’m the messiest organized person, too! I’m also highly creative and highly analytical. My right brain and left brain are in constant competition.I actually look at organization as a puzzle. It’s a fun challenge for me to solve. Just how simply can I make things to get it totally efficient? I tweak and tweak and tweak again until I can get it to work just right.Yes, I love o … [Read more...]

Simply Joyful Podcast: The Power of Friendship with Lisa-Jo Baker

Have you ever felt FOMO? That’s the Fear Of Missing Out. And in this day and age of social media, it not only makes friendships between women difficult…it can make them feel downright impossible. Even if you’re not on social media you can experience FOMO when you hear about friends getting together for playdates or coffee without you. That fear of being left can easily set in. FOMO is real!Friendships can be difficult for a variety of reasons. We as women compare ourselves to each other and f … [Read more...]

Simply Joyful Podcast: Biblical Solutions for Mommy Anger with Amber Lia

Let’s be honest. Mommy anger is a real struggle for so many of us. I didn’t know I was capable of being so frustrated and angry until I had kids. My buttons get pushed, I’m sleep deprived, and exhausted…and the angry comes. There have been times when I can feel it coming and try to fight it, but I end up snapping at my kids anyway. Other times it sneaks up on me and comes out when I’m not expecting it.I’m a firm believer in the fact that God uses our kids to refine us. I may not have known t … [Read more...]

Simply Joyful Podcast: Heidi St. John – Counter-Cultural Parenting

We live in a hurting and broken world. The influences of our culture try to seep their way into our homes any way they can. The hearts and minds of our children are under attack daily. However, often this battle begins with us — parents. Often we are the ones who are battling the pressures of this culture and allowing ourselves to get stuck in the “ditches” that the enemy seems determined to put us in.Heidi and I  discussed these “ditches” in the first episode of this interview. These are the … [Read more...]

Simply Joyful Podcast: Heidi St. John – Biblical Encouragement for Busy Moms

Motherhood is not easy. We all can use encouragement along the way. Well, Heidi St. John is a master encourager!What I love about Heidi is that she’s not afraid to be very real and vulnerable about her “busy” life as a wife, mom of seven, and ministry leader. Heidi’s passion is sharing biblical encouragement — and boy, does she share a lot with us today.Heidi is a dynamic speaker and has a very popular blog called The Busy Mom. Equally as popular is her podcast, The Busy Mom. On a “Simpl … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: What If I Ruin My Kids?

Welcome back to the Ask Pastor John podcast with John Piper. We begin a new week with a question from a young woman named Kate. “Dear Pastor John, thank you so much for all that your ministry has done for my faith and relationship with God. I can’t fully express how much your words have changed my walk with Christ forever. I was very encouraged by your words in episode 908 about fatherhood, directed to the husband of a wife who wanted children. In the episode, you said, ‘There are glories of moth … [Read more...]