interview

Interview with Nicole Unice

When you hear Nicole Unice speak you will feel her passion for women, especially moms. She is truly a gift to the body of Christ with her love for teaching, helping all kinds of people connect with God and with one another. Today, she shares with us about fear, freedom, and how we are a gift to others when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable.

So grab a cup of coffee and tune in. We promise you will leave here feeling encouraged as you look at your day, today, differently.

It’ll be worth every minute, I promise!

IN THIS EPISODE

  • How scripture can resonate with us as we nurture children
  • As we get closer to the heart of God, we get free from our fear of rejection
  • The more we belong to Christ the less fear we have of belonging somewhere else
  • The gift of vulnerability
  • How much influence women have
  • Ask this question after reading your Social Media for a month
  • How to look at the day in front of you differently
  • Talks with us about her new book – Brave Enough

PERSPECTIVE

Be vulnerable enough to show your moments that you fail and how God continues to meet you.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

NicoleUnice.com

GetBraveEnough.com

Brave Enough: Getting Over Our Fears, Flaws, and Failures to Live Bold and Free - Available on Amazon Now!

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

ENCOURAGING VERSE

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

FAVORITE TAKE AWAYS

"If we focus on what we don’t have and what we think we deserve, we will miss the great creative ways that God is reaching out to us every day."

Boldly pray, “God, I give you all of me. Will you give me all of You? My eyes are open to see your work.”

Interview with Joanne Kraft

My guest today is a woman who knows what she’s talking about when it comes to mean moms. Joanne Kraft is a phenomenal writer and speaker – but she didn’t get there overnight.  She is a mom of four incredible kids and has spent most of her time learning from them on how to be a mean mom.

She is the author of Just Too Busy—Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical and her recent book The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids. She’s been a guest on Focus on the Family, Family Life Today and CBN. Her articles have appeared in ParentLife, Today’s Christian Woman, In Touch, Thriving Family, P31 Woman and more. Joanne and her husband, Paul, recently moved their family from California to Tennessee and happily traded soy milk and arugula for sweet tea and biscuits.

I can’t wait for you to hear the wisdom Joanne has brought with her today. Let’s do it!

IN THIS EPISODE

  • What a mean-mom looks like.
  • Your child’s independence.
  • How to teach your kids to lean on the Lord.
  • The legacy you want to leave
  • The role dad plays
  • How to rock your husband’s world.
  • How to deal with regret.
  • Why God gives us our children specifically to us.
  • How to forgive ourselves.

PERSPECTIVE

For the mom who wants to throw in the towel.

Joanne shares a story she has never told anyone before.

WEBSITE LINKS

www.joannekraft.com This is Joanne’s website where you will find links to her books, articles, and inspiration.

On Facebook

On Instagram

ENCOURAGING VERSE

James 1:2-5 “Count it all joy, my brothers,[b] when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

CONVERSATION

What part of the interview, if any, changed your perspective? Do you struggle with disciplining your child? Why/why not?  Do you carry guilt with you for long periods after the discipline was given days, weeks, months ago? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Interview with Jennifer Deshler

We met through mutual friends and since then she has been a blessing to my life. Jennifer Deshler is an encourager. She loves seeing other women succeed in life and flourish in their career.

I know you will love her story.  She is a single mom to a teenager and has been for 14 years.  She talks with us about leaving the corporate world to become an entrepreneur. How God has done some work on her own heart and the faith she has in Him.

You will love this strong, beautiful, Jesus-loving mom.

Get ready because she is going to preach!

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Teaching her daughter life experiences
  • How her choices resulted in opinions from others
  • Single parents rely on God a little differently
  • Being enough
  • Married moms help by speaking life into that single mom
  • The hardest part of being a single parent
  • The rewards in parenting
  • Watching your child thrive
  • How to stand on God’s Word
  • Be vulnerable in the hard moments

PERSPECTIVE

There are 10 million single parents. 80% of those are single moms.

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Romans 8:28

Jeremiah 29:11

Deuteronomy 31:8

Jennifer’s Website

On Facebook

On Twitter

ENCOURAGING VERSE

2 Corinthians 6:18 “and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

MY FAVORITE TAKE AWAY

No matter how unsure the future looks, God’s got it all mapped out – Jennifer Deshler

CONVERSATION

What part of the interview, if any, changed your perspective? Are you a single parent with a story? We would love to hear from you. Share with us what are the highs and lows?

Interview with Tami Heim

Seven years ago, we met over coffee and, as they say, the rest is history. Tami Heim has not only been a friend, but a huge influence in my life. She is the CEO and President of Christian Leadership Alliance. She is a mom to Zoe and grandma to two. But, God wasn’t finished.

Her and her husband, Dale, just recently adopted a little girl from Haiti. I have had the privilege of meeting Sania and she is one of the sweetest little girls you’ll ever meet.

In this interview, we talked about the adoption process, the perseverance it took, and the joy it brings.

I can’t wait for you to hear her heart today!

Join us.

IN THIS EPISODE

  • How her Pastors tweets kept her captivated with Haiti
  • How a church leader asked a question that would change their life forever.
  • From being in the delivery room with her first grandbaby to filling out adoption papers at the same time.
  • The hard process of adoption
  • How the No’s became Yes’s
  • How a prophetic word changed the course of the why
  • What brought Tami to tears
  • How parenting is different the second time around

PERSPECTIVE

Parenting in the NOW moments

WEBSITE LINKS

Christian Leadership Alliance

On Facebook

On Twitter

On Instagram

ENCOURAGING VERSE

Hebrews 12:1 – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us”

MY FAVORITE TAKE AWAY(S)

If we try to say why we couldn’t do what God’s invited us into, we would be so selfish.

God showed us what it is to go to the very edge of impossible.

Even in our inadequacy, God makes up the difference. - Tami Heim

CONVERSATION:

What part of the interview, if any, changed your perspective? What if God wants you to pursue adoption?  We would love to hear your story.

Interview with Lisa Whittle

One minute you are watching your toddler walking and the next, they are teenagers.  Some say its overwhelming and some think it’s the best part of being a mom.  It’s all a matter of perspective. My friend, Lisa Whittle and I talk about parenting our 7 teenagers and share with you our experience.  We talk about the highs and lows, the good and the ugly not just from our kids, but within ourselves.

Lisa is an incredible author and an amazing speaker. When you first hear her you know she is a natural leader and bold thinker. Her refreshing, bottom-line approach appeals to audiences across the nation as she points them to a passionate pursuit of God.

Don’t miss her latest book, I Want God.

Hearing our conversation, I think, will leave you encouraged and inspired to continue being the mom that God has called you to be.

You will not be disappointed!

IN THIS EPISODE

  • The three hardest things with raising teenagers
  • Knowing your kids weaknesses and helping them to build it as a strength
  • Lisa’s light bulb moments
  • Four things you need within yourself while you are raising teenagers
  • How standards are important
  • What you need to have when parenting gets intense

PERSPECTIVE

What to do when you want to throw in the towel and feel like you are not “doing this” right.

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Lisa’s Website

Book: I Want God

On Facebook

On Twitter

On Instagram

ENCOURAGING VERSE

Romans 5:5  “and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

MY FAVORITE TAKE AWAY

"Have a stubborn resolve to parent until the end" - Lisa Whittle

CONVERSATION

What part of the interview, if any, changed your perspective? Do you struggle with keeping a balanced life? Share with us what changes you might make after hearing Linda. I’d love to hear your perspective on ministry, marriage, and family.

Interview with Linda Seidler

I love this woman and I am so excited for you to meet her.  We are one of those friends that met over social media. In 2013, we finally met in real life over Thai here in Nashville.

My beautiful friend, Linda Seidler, will be giving her perspective  about ministry, raising “PK’s”, and marriage. I promise you will love her and her heart. When you are ever in Ohio, make a stop at the Experience Church, where her and her husband, Tim, are Senior Pastors.

She is passionate about seeing people become followers of Jesus and to rise up strong and make a difference in this world.   Linda uses her voice to speak encouragement and confidence into people’s lives by using biblical truths and inspires them to be strong and capable of becoming all that they can be.

Linda is a catalyst for inner change and a champion of today’s women and has spent the last decade energizing women to be confident in who they are and equipping them to lead and serve from wherever they are. She is a messenger of encouragement and hope and helps others emerge and believe that anything is possible.

I can’t wait for you to hear her love for women in ministry. I promise you will not be disappointed!

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Four core family values
  • How to make your kids open up to you.
  • How to balance the kids schedule, church, ministry, extra-curricular activities, etc.
  • How to teach your kids to keep their commitments.
  • The price we pay in ministry
  • How to keep mom and dad time a priority
  • Recognize when you have a marriage breakdown
  • How to resolve conflict in marriage
  • Using prayer and scripture to give you strength to get you through

PERSPECTIVE

Three things you can do when you feel overwhelmed in ministry.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Game – Highs and Lows

Leading & Loving It – For pastors’ wives and women in ministry

Senior Pastor with her husband Tim at The Experience Church

On Facebook

On Twitter

On Instagram

ENCOURAGING VERSE

Philippians 4:13  “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

MY FAVORITE TAKE AWAY

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CONVERSATION

What part of the interview, if any, changed your perspective? Do you struggle with keeping a balanced life? Share with us what changes you might make after hearing Linda. I’d love to hear your perspective on ministry, marriage, and family.

Interview with Toni Birdsong

*The video might be long, but I promise you it is worth every minute. Toni has graciously given us a FREE seminar about technology and our kids.. Sometimes God puts people in our lives to encourage and equip us for greater things ahead. My friend, Toni Birdsong, is that for me when it comes to all things technology.

One of her goals is to help us moms raise digital savvy kids to become critical thinkers instead of impulsive clickers.  I promise you will not leave here disappointed. Toni admits that technology is some of the hardest we will understand as a parent, but gives us tools to become preparers instead of protectors.

She is a Family Safety Evangelist for Intel Security. She is an author, speaker, and cyber savvy mom of two teenagers (much to their dismay). As a family safety evangelist for Intel Security, she focuses on online safety and often speaks to educators, parents, and teens about dodging the dangers online.

Get a pen and paper, because you will leave here with a lot of information!

I promise it will be worth every minute.

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Raising wise kids that are prepared for this digital world
  • The warning signs to Cyber-bullying
  • How to put your teenager on a “list” on Twitter
  • 3 Apps we need to pay attention to
  • Tips for monitoring your child and technology
  • How to go from Protector to Preparer
  • Toni gives an in-depth perspective on technology and its future

PERSPECTIVE

What to do when you want to give up and not be the “monitor” anymore.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

LiveStream

Periscope

Meerkat

YouNow

Flinch

MacAfee.blogcentral.com

Toni’s Website

On Facebook

On Twitter

ENCOURAGING VERSE

Galatians 6:9  “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

MY FAVORITE TAKE AWAY

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CONVERSATION

What part of the interview, if any, changed your perspective? Do you struggle with keeping a balanced life? Share with us what changes you might make after hearing Linda. I’d love to hear your perspective on ministry, marriage, and family.