For some of us it is actually the fact that we are drowning in laundry and a to-do list a mile long that we aren’t able to spend time connecting with God. So I want to share practical tips as well as spiritual insights to help you connect with God and thrive in your life despite life’s challenging circumstances. I want to help you get unstuck and actually enjoy your life.
Ep 116 - 30-Day Peace Project with Kay Wyma
This was one of those conversations where we had to stop talking so we could press record and keep talking. Kay Wyma is such a lovely individual with such a big heart for God and for those around her.
Unexpectedly Kay found herself with a bad attitude in an everyday life situation and God used that moment to invite her into a 30 Day journey of pursuing thankfulness, kindness and mercy. The result: Peace. And often peace feels like one of those elusive things, reserved for those people who don’t seem to experience frustration or anger. Those people who don’t experience loss or have misunderstandings. But what if peace is available to even those of us who do. Us regular humans that bump up against the pressures and stresses of life and other broken and hurting people? Kay invites us into a journey to pursue peace through her latest book, The Peace Project: A 30 Day Experiment Practicing Thankfulness, Kindness, and Mercy.
And if you’re looking for deep rooted peace in your everyday life, check out my Tangled course to help you break free from all that you’re holding onto and all that is holding onto you.
Ep 115 - Helping our Anxious Kids with Sissy Goff
Sissy is such a joy to talk to, it's no wonder thousands of kids have found freedom from anxiety as they’ve met with her in her cozy counselling office over the past 30 years!
Sissy is the author of many books to help parents and kids with their struggles with anxiety and her latest book Brave: A Teen Girls Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety is so timely! If this past season has taken a toll on you or your kids, this is such a great conversation and a valuable resource.
On this episode we talk about speaking the truth to ourselves, and if you want a free resource today to begin to identify the lies from the truth, grab my free Lies vs Truth download, or my course Tangled to dive even deeper into identifying what is going on in your heart and beginning to walk in the freedom of the truth.
Ep 114 Thriver Stories - Finding Peace with Dawn Marasco
Isn’t this what we all long for? Deep peace? Have you experienced it? If your answer is “I don’t know” then you might not have. You know deep peace when you experience it because once you do, you want to stay that way. You want to do whatever it takes to keep your peace becuase it feels like nothing you’ve ever known.
And if you responded with a “no” or an “I don’t know” I want to say I get that! That was how I lived for much of my Christian adult life. I had no idea that deep peace was available for me even through the hard and messy places in our life. Dawn Marasco sat down to share with me what it looked like for her to go from the hard and hurting places to finding true, deep, satisfying peace. And she shares about how that is possible for you too in her book Continuous Peace: 4 Steps to Living the Life of Peace God Intended. You can also check out her 2-minute peace quiz here to find out what obstacles might be preventing you from experiencing peace! And if you want to grab Dawn’s downloadable workbook check out how here!
So much of what Dawn shares in her book relates to what I share in my book and course Tangled. And if deep peace is what you desire today, grab them both! You can check out my book Tangled here, and my course (comes with the e-copy of Tangled) here!
Ep 113 Thriver Stories - Where is God in the Pain? With Tera Bradham
Tera Bradham should be a household name. She should have a display case full of Olympic swimming medals. But at the age of 13 everything changed. An undiagnosed injury left her not only with shattered Olympic dreams but fighting for her life.
If you’ve ever wondered, “God where are you? God why this pain? God, I was doing what I thought you asked me to do, and yet this is not the life I imagined,” then this episode is for you. Listen to Tera’s hard fought battle of chronic pain and disappointment and how through it all she wasn’t abandoned like she thought, the pain wasn’t for nothing.
Tera shares her full story in her book Swimming for Freedom: A True Story of Faith, Hope, and Victory.
If you are looking for Deep Soul Rest and have been struggling to meet with the One who provides it, grab my 5 Days to Deep Soul Rest here!
Ep 112 Thriver Stories - Finding Hope in the Hurting with Shannon Davison
Shannon Davison bravely wrote down her biggest fear one day during the required homework section of the course she was taking with her husband. She had no idea that later that day, she would have to face that very thing she feared the most. That very same day, her husband Chase was killed in a car accident.
Shannon and I had been messaging each other through Instagram many months after her loss and she said to me, “I literally walked right into my greatest fear. But when I experienced it, when it happened, I wasn’t afraid or anxious.”
I was so honoured to have Shannon share her story of walking through the loss of her husband and navigating grief as a single mother. She has been a source of inspiration and deep encouragement for me as I’ve gotten to know her and I know you will be encouraged as you listen to her share today. You can check out her writing on her blog at hopeinthehurting.com.
If you find yourself exhausted by the end of the day and just don’t have it in you to figure out what it is you want to pray over your kids as you tuck them into bed, grab my Bedtime Prayers resource to help guide you to speak Scripture and truth over your kids during that special time of the day when you’re worn out!
Ep 111 Soundtracks with Jon Acuff
Jon Acuff is a New York Times Best Selling Author, an INC Magazine top 100 speaker, and his latest book Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking. Maybe you don’t consider yourself an overthinking but have you ever considered whether your thoughts are true, or helpful? What if some of your thoughts are actually holding you back, keeping you stuck, and unkind?
In this episode Jon and I discuss the ways the soundtracks we hear in our minds may not in fact be telling us the truth, how to flip the script on what we hear and begin to get un-stuck from the thoughts that are holding us back.
If you want to start identifying the lies from the truth in your life, grab my free Lies vs Truth download! And if you want a deep dive into uncovering what some of your soundtracks might be and begin to walk in the truth, check out my 6-week course Tangled. It will help you identify where you are stuck and begin to walk in freedom!
I just listened to the podcast about offence. I love listening to you Jaclyn! You are honest and wise. I love all the stories from your life that you share... And analogies you use. I feel like I have learned very practical things I can use in my life.
Stories & wisdom with heart & passion
I appreciate the energetic tone and wisdom offered of how to live with a great sense of peace and joy in a hectic world. Stories and down to earth style makes this a new favorite to listen to!