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Welcome to the Dear Daughters Podcast with author, encourager, and mentor, Susie Davis. This is the place for you to hear about the kinds of things that are practical and helpful in living a godly life. It’s also a starting point for conversations to have with the people in your life you love or lead.

Dear Daughters Susie Davis

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Welcome to the Dear Daughters Podcast with author, encourager, and mentor, Susie Davis. This is the place for you to hear about the kinds of things that are practical and helpful in living a godly life. It’s also a starting point for conversations to have with the people in your life you love or lead.

    How God Satisfies Your Deepest Longing | Meredith McDaniel | DD 113

    How God Satisfies Your Deepest Longing | Meredith McDaniel | DD 113

    What if our eyes shifted from what we need to what we already hold in our hands?
    Meredith McDaniel is all about experiencing the hope and peace of God here and now by looking for the manna in her life and being a “manna maker” for others.
    Meredith is a licensed professional counselor in Davidson, NC, and owner of her private practice Milk + Honey. She just wrote her first book, In Want + Plenty: Waking Up to God’s Provision in a Land of Longing. Inside the pages, she takes us alongside God’s people as they escape from Egypt and wake up each morning to manna, God’s provision for them in desert places.
    Meredith tells us these four things about herself:
    “I love music. It is a daily part of my life.” “I really love Havarti dill cheese.”  “Right now I have a thing for blue leather.”  “Books have always been something I’m really drawn to…because of the stories that are inside.” Meredith and I talk about the longing that everyone feels and how it can unravel us, but that God is always pouring out abundance on our lives … we just have to look for it. If we can trace God’s hand throughout our stories, we can see the “manna” that reminds us of His presence and provision in our lives. I loved my time with Meredith. She is a calming presence and so inspiring. I hope she encourages you and helps you see the manna in your life!
    SHOW NOTES Meredith McDaniel’s Website Meredith’s book: In Want + Plenty: Waking Up to God’s Provision in a Land of Longing Milk & Honey Counseling Stop by my church Austin Christian Fellowship if you’re in Austin Get involved with Young Life Want to find a mentor? Sign up here for The Mentor Map here. Music by Sara Davis Regan Sara Davis Regan’s song about chronic longing. Keep in the know: Sign up for my newsletter here! Coming soon! The Grace Guide: Live Your One Beautiful Life Find my current book, Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation here! UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS Here’s the info on Soul Care Saturday!! Pencil in The Grace Gathering for May 1st 2020

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    You Are Not Alone | Morgan Harper Nichols | DD 112

    You Are Not Alone | Morgan Harper Nichols | DD 112

    You have been given a gift and it’s up to you to decide how you use it. And if you decide to use it to love on others and to be present with others, that matters.
    Morgan Harper Nichols has loved making art since she was five-years-old. From an early age, her parents encouraged her that she was created to create, but it took much longer to feel like she had permission to share her art with the world … and now she uses it to bring encouragement and extend grace to others.
    Morgan is a writer, artist, and musician. All of the work she creates is inspired by people and their stories … how  is that? Her new book, All Along You Were Blooming: Thoughts for Boundless Living, is a gorgeous collection of illustrations, poetry, and prose meant to share hope, grace, restoration, and freedom.
    Morgan says these four things about herself:
    “I’m sarcastic which tends to surprise people.” “Most of the movies and TV shows I consume are super light-hearted.”  “I love cheese. I’m a huge cheese fan. All the kinds. My mom loves sharp cheddar cheese and passed that on to me.”  “I collect coffee mugs. I think coffee mugs are cool.” Morgan and I talk about how we can learn so much through people’s stories and how they can fuel us to be who we were created to be. In the moments we see ourselves reflected in those stories, in relationships, in art and the things around us … those are the moments we are reminded that we are not alone and that we do belong. My time with Morgan was just a dream … I love the way she is so encouraging, but also has a little sass. I just know you will find her as delightful and inspiring as I do!
    SHOW NOTES Morgan Harper Nichols’ Website Morgan’s shop, Garden24 Morgan’s book: All Along You Were Blooming Morgan’s Instagram Stop by my church Austin Christian Fellowship if you’re in Austin Young Life The Grace Guide: Live Your One Beautiful Life Want to find a mentor? Sign up here for The Mentor Map here. Music by Sara Davis Regan Keep in the know: Sign up for my newsletter here! UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS Here’s the info on Soul Care Saturday!!  
    Find my newest book, Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation here!

    • 53 min
    Trying Softer in a Try Harder World | Aundi Kolber | DD 111

    Trying Softer in a Try Harder World | Aundi Kolber | DD 111

    The start of healing is embracing it is a process and experiencing God through that process. We get to participate with God in writing a new story. He is the author of all our healing.
    Aundi Kolber grew up walking on eggshells and white-knuckling her way through life. She never imagined as a twenty-year-old that she would be the person she is now … free, healthy, healing.
    Aundi is a new author and seasoned licensed professional counselor (MA, LPC) in Castle Rock, CO. She specializes in trauma and body-centered therapy and is passionate about the integration of faith and psychology.
    Her first book, Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us Out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode—and into a Life of Connection and Joy, helps equip people like you and me to stop pushing through feelings and start understanding and processing emotions in healthy ways.
    In her own words, Aundi says these four things about herself:
    “I’m only 5’4″ but I played college basketball and I’m still the leading scorer at my high school and was actually inducted into the hall of fame this past February.” “I have the weirdest and goofiest nicknames for my kids.”  “I absolutely love water. I grew up right next to the Pacific Ocean.”  “I love Disney stuff. I never thought I would be a Disney Mom.” Today, Aundi and I talk about how God designed our bodies and minds to work together to process our stories and work through obstacles, and the importance of what she calls “paying compassionate attention” to all parts of ourselves: body, mind, and soul. I am so thankful for my time with Aundi. I think our conversation will help encourage you in your own process of healing … and maybe even help you start it.
    SHOW NOTES Aundi’s Website Aundi’s book: Try Softer Aundi’s Instagram Stop by my church Austin Christian Fellowship if you’re in Austin Wind River Healing Warriors Ministry Scholarship Info Learn more about Wind River Family Camp and book your trip for this summer! The Grace Guide: Live Your One Beautiful Life Want to find a mentor? Sign up here for The Mentor Map here. Music by Sara Davis Regan Keep in the know: Sign up for my newsletter here! UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS Coffee & Conversation with Melanie Shankle  Here’s the info on Soul Care Saturday!! Find my book, Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation here!
     

    • 53 min
    The Truest Thing About You | Esther Fleece Allen | DD 110

    The Truest Thing About You | Esther Fleece Allen | DD 110

    Your God-given identity is the truest thing about you. No matter your past, God has a new name for you. It’s deeply personal and it’s beautiful, better than any name you could choose for yourself. What is it? 
    Esther Fleece Allen hid a deep, dark, painful past and lived out so much trauma. God was the only constant in her life…so she hung on to Him and lives out her new name.
    Esther is an author, speaker, millennial leader, and Founder & CEO of L&L Consulting, Inc., where she helps Christian ministries develop innovative strategies for sustainability, development, outreach, and marketing. She also is a graduate of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics Business Program, has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Oakland University, and is currently in Seminary studying Women’s Leadership.
    In her own words, she says these four things about herself:
    “I’m probably more serious than I should be. I really do study the Bible in my free time. I really do love it.” “I have laugh attacks. I just can’t stop.” “I love shopping. I feel the Lord when I shop.”  “I love mountain climbing. I love hiking. I’ve climbed several 14ers.” Today, Esther and I talk about her story and how God meets in us in lament, and the freedom we can have living out the name God gives us. I think you’ll be smiling through tears just like me, as you hear stories from her beautiful life. I’m so grateful for my conversation with Esther, and I know you’ll find encouragement and freedom from her message.
    SHOW NOTES Esther’s Website Esther’s new book: Your New Name: Saying Goodbye to the Labels That Limit Her first book: No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending  Want to find a mentor? Sign up here for The Mentor Map here. Stop by my church Austin Christian Fellowship if you’re in Austin Wind River Ministry getaway info Learn more about Wind River Family Camp and book your trip for this summer! The Grace Guide: Live Your One Beautiful Life Music by Sara Davis Regan Keep in the know: Sign up for my newsletter here!   UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS Coffee & Conversation with Melanie Shankle  Here’s the info on Soul Care Saturday!! Find my newest book, Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation here!
    Dear Daughters is a template for those multi-generational conversations and relationships you’re craving.

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    Freedom from Comparison | Richella Parham | DD 109

    Freedom from Comparison | Richella Parham | DD 109

    Who are you comparing yourself to and what kind of heartache is it creating in your life?
    Richella Parham is a spiritual mama with all kinds of hard-earned wisdom on learning how to be free from the comparison trap that wrecks so many lives. 
    Richella is an author, on the Board of Directors  at Renovaré and is a member of Redbud Writers Guild. 
    In her own words, she had these four things to say about herself:
    “I am one of three sisters. And I have three sons.” “I am a military trivia/history nerd.” “My oldest son is a naval aviator.” “My home is neat but my desk is a mess and my closet is a catastrophe.” Today, Richella and I talk about finding freedom from constant comparison in real and practical ways based on her new book, Mythical Me. I think you’ll be challenged and encouraged by her wisdom. 
    SHOW NOTES Discover more about Austin Christian Fellowship Wind River Ministry Getaway Info Wind River Family Camp Richella’s Website Her new book, Mythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison   The Art of Divine Contentment by Thomas Watson The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg The Grace Guide: Live Your One Beautiful Life Music by Sara Davis Regan Keep in the know: Sign up for my newsletter here! UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS Here’s the info on Soul Care Saturday!! Coffee & Conversation with Melanie Shankle  Want to find a mentor? Sign up here for The Mentor Map here. Find my newest book, Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation here!

    • 52 min
    Awful Beautiful Life | Becky Powell | DD 108

    Awful Beautiful Life | Becky Powell | DD 108

    “I’ve done something terrible.”
    Becky Powell faced the unthinkable on May 16, 2013, when her husband Mark called and confessed he’d done something awful. Within hours, she learned that he had taken his own life and, over a period of several years, millions of dollars from friends and colleagues. Everything she believed to be true, the very fiber of her marriage, was called into question.
    Within a week, rather than planning carpool runs and volunteer fundraisers, she owed almost one hundred creditors millions of dollars and had her own team of ten lawyers. She was also the subject of open FBI, SEC and DOJ investigations-and faced potential criminal charges. And, although she instantly denounced every cent of Mark’s $15M in life insurance and promised to repay every penny taken, her lawyers knew that in reality she faced years of court battles and lawsuits, and possible jail time.
    Yet from that first horrific moment, God was there. He showed up in his Word, in Becky’s friends, in her lawyers and in the generosity of those around her. He worked miracles. MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and others covered the first moment, but what about the last? What about the story in which God gives your next breath because you can’t find it on your own? What about the story of a mom and three kids trying to make sense of their pasts, present and future while living under a microscope?
    Awful Beautiful Life is Becky’s journey through the two years surrounding Mark’s death and how she overcame. It came down to a loving God who surrounded her, a present and dedicated family, and friends, who made her life, offered her sanctuary and showed up for her and her kids in tangible ways. This is a story of remarkable grit, strength and what the Body of Christ in action looks like. 
    I’m excited for you to meet my friend, Becky, and hear her story. 
    SHOW NOTES Join the weekly-ish newsletter! That’s where you’ll hear first about events / gatherings plus get a short encouraging note from me.  Want to find a mentor? Sign up here for The Mentor Map here. Stop by my church if you’re in Austin at Austin Christian Fellowship Join the waitlist for Soul Care Weekend next Spring in Austin! Find my newest book, Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation here!
    Dear Daughters is a template for those multi-generational conversations and relationships you’re craving.
    Dear Daughters is meant to be a bridge between two groups of women–dear daughters and spiritual mamas. Dear daughters are young women in search of spiritual guidance and spiritual mamas are women just a little further down the road with age-old wisdom to share. Each group has valuable insight for the other and the hope is that the reader will invite someone to come alongside them, pore over the included letters together, and pass along wisdom and advice that will make both lives more beautiful, wherever they are in their God story.

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