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Expect encouragement, surprises, and hope here. Each episode offers lively interviews with fascinating guests such as therapists, authors, non-profit founders, and business leaders. They share their best practices and savvy tips we can replicate to make our daily life and relationships more enjoyable!

    170 Mastering Technology So It Does Not Master You with Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd

    170 Mastering Technology So It Does Not Master You with Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd

    Mastering Technology so it Does Not Master You with Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd
     
    Matthew 6:22 (NIV) "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light."
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    When you look at brain science research, what have you learned about how technology rewires our brains?



    What is most helpful in restoring and repairing our brains and our relationships?



    As it relates to the future, where do you think technology is headed and what should be on our radar?


     
    Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd is the Director of the Flourish Center for Wellbeing in Knoxville, TN, and as the Founder and President of Flourish Wellbeing University. She has a Master's Degree specializing in Christian Counseling, and a Doctorate in Leadership. She is also an ICF (PCC) Professional Certified Coach, a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and ICF Mentor Coach. She is the co-author with her father Dr. Archibald Hart of "The Digital Invasion: How Technology is Shaping You and Your Relationships". She lives with her husband of 37 years in beautiful Knoxville, TN we they one daughter, two sons, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, two beautiful grand daughters and an adorable grand-son. She is passionate about coaching people to flourish and thrive in their: Spiritual Emotional, Mental, Physical, Relational, and Vocational wellbeing. Sylvia is most restored and experiences God when she is close to water, walks in nature, creates beauty and has deep coaching conversations.
     
    Flourish Center for Well-Being
    Email Dr. Frejd at DrSylvia@FlourishCenterforWellbeing.com
     
    At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 
     
    The Digital Invasion by Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd
    Thrilled to Death by Dr. Archibald Hart
     
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    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
     
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
     
    Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
     
    Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
     
    Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have no

    • 58 min
    169 Unlocking Meaning and Purpose in Your Life and Overcoming Burnout with Dale Wilsher

    169 Unlocking Meaning and Purpose in Your Life and Overcoming Burnout with Dale Wilsher

    Unlocking Meaning and Purpose in Your Life and Overcoming Burnout with Dale Wilsher
     
    "Pay close attention to yourself [concentrate on your personal development] and to your teaching; persevere in these things [hold to them], for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you." 1 Timothy 4:16 (AMP)
     
    Questions and Topics We Discuss:

    What are some questions we can ask ourselves to begin to uncover clues about our ideal career?



    What is a sample list of values and how can we connect those with our to-do list to see if we are spending our time doing what matters most?



    How does our personality impact the type of career that suits each of us best?


     
    Dale Wilsher is an executive life and career coach, keynote speaker, award-winning author of What’s Your Mom Type? and creator of the digital course, Career Kickstart: 30 Days to Your Ideal Job. She specializes in helping her clients discover their truest work and lead their fullest life by deeply understanding their God-given design and individual mission. Once a SAHM mom to her four inspiring daughters, ages 18-25, she is now and empty-nester enjoying a great new season with her husband, Jeff, the man of her dreams. They make their home in Boulder, Colorado. You can find Dale at www.YourAuthenticPersonality.com.
     
    Dale Wilsher's Previous Episodes on The Savvy Sauce:
    Four Personality Types with Dale Wilsher
    Patreon 19 Applying Personality Training to Parenting with Dale Wilsher
     

    Career Kickstart: 30 Days to Ideal Job 
     
    Free Training: How to To Work that Matters on January 25 at 6pm MST. You can register here. 
     

    Life Purpose Tool from Dale
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Leman Property Management Company
     
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website
     
    Also, check out our Patreon Page to find out how to gain access to additional podcasts and goodies!
     
    Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast!
     
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
     
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
     
    Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
     
    Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
     
    Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes

    • 55 min
    168 Experiencing Joy, Connection, and Nourishment at the Table with Abby Turner

    168 Experiencing Joy, Connection, and Nourishment at the Table with Abby Turner

    Experiencing Joy, Connection, and Nourishment at the Table with Abby Turner
     
    “Day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts” Acts 2:46 ESV
     
    Abby Turner is a young professional who is single and loving life as a food blogger, speaker, and writer. Born into a large family, she grew up in Central Arkansas, where she learned the importance of community and Biblical hospitality at a young age. After completing undergraduate degrees at Ouachita Baptist University and obtaining her Master's from Baylor, Abby lived in 6 states in 5 years, learning that community is essential to a healthy relationship with Christ. Over the last few years, Abby has spoken at college/universities, churches, companies and has been featured on regional TV shows and podcasts. Abby's passion is to encourage women to stop wasting time waiting for the perfect family, house, or table and to start opening their homes, cooking for friends and building community. You can learn more about Abby and enjoy even more recipes by visiting her website at atabletopaffair.com or on social media @atabletopaffair.
     
    Questions We Discuss:

    What has God taught you is the most important piece of furniture in our home?



    What lessons have you learned as it relates to the table that parties, serves, and welcomes?



    How do you creatively add generosity and elements of surprise to keep this process fun?


     
    At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 
     
    The Living Table
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Midwest Food Bank
     
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website
     
    Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast!
     
    Also, check out our Patreon Page to find out how to gain access to additional podcasts and goodies!
     
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
     
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
     
    Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
     
    Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
     
    Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you

    • 50 min
    167 Pursuing Health in Four Key Areas with Debra Fileta

    167 Pursuing Health in Four Key Areas with Debra Fileta

    Pursuing Health in Four Key Areas with Debra Fileta
     
    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 (NIV)
     
    Questions We Discuss:

    What are ways to pursue health holistically, including physically in our bodies, mentally in our thought life, emotionally in our feelings, and spiritually in our souls?



    What are a few of your tips to enhance our closest relationships? 



    How would you describe the "why" for pursuing health in all these areas?


     
    Debra K. Fileta is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Relationship, Sex, Dating, and Marriage issues. She is a passionate author and national speaker who travels across the country spreading the message that healthy people make healthy relationships. Her work has been featured by numerous media outlets from national television to church ministries such as Saddleback Church, FreshLife Church, Focus on the Family, ChristianMingle.com, The 700 Club, NGEN Radio, KLOVE, and many more. She, her husband, and three children live in Lancaster, PA.
     
    Debra is a regular contributor to publications such as Relevant Magazine and Crosswalk.com, with well over 250 articles across the web about love, marriage, dating, sex, and relationships. Her articles have also been featured in magazines and websites such as Today’s Christian Woman, Verily Magazine, Anne Voskamp blog, Proverbs 31 Woman, IAmSecond.com, ChurchLeaders.com, Converge Magazine, Charisma Magazine, Christianity Today, and many others.
     
    She’s also the creator of the popular relationship advice blog, www.TrueLoveDates.com as well as the Love + Relationships Podcast reaching millions of people each year with topics of love, sex, marriage, relationships and emotional and mental health. Connect with her on Facebook or Instagram to get your dating questions answered and to learn more!
     
    At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 
     
    Are You Really OK?
     

    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Sam Leman Eureka

     
    Other Savvy Sauce Episode Mentioned: Brain Science and Spiritual Abundance with Ken Baugh
     
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website
     
    Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast!
     
    Also, check out our Patreon Page to find out how to gain access to additional podcasts and goodies!
     
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
     
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
     
    Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
     
    Eph

    • 43 min
    166 Journey From Empty to Well Nourished Soul with Gretchen Saffles

    166 Journey From Empty to Well Nourished Soul with Gretchen Saffles

    Journey from Empty to Well Nourished Soul with Gretchen Saffles
     
    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. John 15:4
     
    Gretchen Saffles is passionate about encouraging and equipping women to drink deeply from the well of God’s Word and to find their identity and purpose in Christ. She is the founder of Well-Watered Women, an online ministry that reaches women worldwide with the hope of the gospel, and the author of The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith. She has written several Bible studies including Redefined: Defining Identity through the Mirror of God’s Word and Esther: The Fingerprints of God. She is also the creator of the Give Me Jesus quiet-time journal for women, a tool to help women study Scripture daily. On any given day you can find her with a cup of coffee in hand, her boys by her side, a message stirring in her soul, and a God-sized dream on her heart. Gretchen lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Greg, and her two sons, Nolan and Haddon.
     

    Will you share more about the pit that led you to a transformative encounter with Jesus in college?



    How did God begin to pour out His grace on you and even allow you to begin sharing your story in what felt like the midst of living your story?



    Which relationships have impacted your walk with the Lord that you also wrote about in your book?


     
    Other Savvy Sauce Episode Mentioned: Fruitful
     
    At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 
     
    The Well-Watered Woman
     
    Well-Watered Women Website and Instagram
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Leman Property Management Company
     
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website
     
    Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast!
     
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
     
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
     
    Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
     
    Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
     
    Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, th

    • 52 min
    165 Mutually Pleasing Sex in Marriage with Gary Thomas

    165 Mutually Pleasing Sex in Marriage with Gary Thomas

    Mutually Pleasing Sex in Marriage with Gary Thomas
     
    *This episode contains adult themes and is not intended for young ears*
     
    Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. Song of Songs 4:11 (NIV)
     
    Questions We Discuss:

    Will you tell me more about a few of your take aways from studying Song of Songs



    What wisdom can you offer to couples who are asking "is this ok?"



    Will you share ways to get the most out of involving all five senses in married sex?


     
    Gary Thomas’ writing and speaking focuses on bringing people closer to Christ and closer to others.   He is the author of 20 books that together have sold over two million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. These books include When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People;  Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?, The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not About Who You Marry, but Why?, and the Gold Medallion award winner Authentic Faith.
     
    Gary holds a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary (Portland, OR).
     
    He serves on the teaching team (and as Writer in Residence) at Second Baptist Church, Houston—a congregation with six campuses and 70,000 members—and is an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas.
     
    Gary’s speaking ministry has led him to speak in 49 states and nine different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including multiple appearances on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today. Gary’s interviews on Focus on the Family have been chosen among the “Best of 2013,” “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2017.”
     
    Gary enjoys running in his spare time and has completed 14 marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 35 years and they have three adult children and the smartest, cutest, most adorable granddaughter on the planet.
     
    Gary is active online through his website (www.garythomas.com), twitter (@garyLthomas) Facebook (www.facebook.com/authorgarythomas) and Instagram (garythomasbooks)
     
    At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 
     
    Married Sex
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Midwest Food Bank
     
    Have you ordered your 2022 Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner yet? We highly recommend it!
     
    Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website
     
    Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
     
    Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
     
    Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
     
    Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” 
     
    Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 
     
    Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 
     
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
     
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
     
    Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinn

    • 58 min

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