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Make It Count: Living a Legacy Life - A Welcome Heart Podcast with Sue Donaldson. How to Invest in what matters beyond ourselves. We have one life - let's make the most of it for God, others, and eternity.

Make It Count: Living a Legacy Life Sue Donaldson

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Make It Count: Living a Legacy Life - A Welcome Heart Podcast with Sue Donaldson. How to Invest in what matters beyond ourselves. We have one life - let's make the most of it for God, others, and eternity.

    Ep 32 From Abandoned to Anchored, with Micah Maddox

    Ep 32 From Abandoned to Anchored, with Micah Maddox

    Micah's story from abandonment into healing encourages us to look to Jesus and His Word to fill our souls and hearts. No matter what wounds and disappointments we experience, we can find our hope by hiding under the shadow of His wings.Her legacy includes living with an eternal perspective which is easy to say but takes working out on a consistent basis. Micah mentions these three contrasts that are "red flags" and remind her to go to God for her daily bread:Worrying vs PrayingBarking at the kids vs Training the kidsGriping at my husband vs Serving my husband.I think we can all relate with these three contrasts, Micah. Thanks again for sharing your story.  Micah Maddox is a women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, blogger, and author of Anchored In: Experience a Power-Full Life in a Problem-Filled World. She is passionate about helping women find purpose, peace, and calm in our chaotic world. As a pastor’s wife, mother of three, and foster mom, she contributes her time to her family and local church serving as a women’s ministry leader.You can contact Micah at micah@micahmaddox.com Speaking topics include: Living Anchored in JesusAnchored in the WordAnchored in HopeHope in Hard TimesFinding Purpose in Every Season http://www.micahmaddox.com/speaking/Website: http://micahmaddox.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/micahmaddoxencouragement/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrsmicah/Book: https://www.amazon.com/Anchored-Experience-Power-Full-Problem-Filled-World/dp/1501848674/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=anchored+in&qid=1574257858&sr=8-2    Micah's Go-To Recipe: Quick & Easy Potato Soup 3 lbs. potatoes peeled & chopped into small chunks1 small onion diced8 oz. sour cream1 stick butter1/4 cup milkSalt and pepper8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1. Place potatoes & onion in a large pot2. Fill the pot with water just enough to cover potatoes & onions (salt and pepper generously)3. Cook on med-high until potatoes are soft4. Add butter, milk, and sour cream5. Turn down the heat and cook until all is combined and creamy6. Salt & pepper to taste.7. Top individual servings with cheese8. Serve with saltine crackers or garlic bread  ::::::::::: How to invest in what matters beyond ourselves. We have one life - let’s make the most of it for God, others, and eternity.Subscribe:Choose one of these popular free listening services, and subscribe there:     

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    Ep 31 I'm Good At Excuses Why Not to Obey God -- What Are Yours?

    Ep 31 I'm Good At Excuses Why Not to Obey God -- What Are Yours?

    We can always think of a reason NOT to do something we don't want to do. I'm an expert at thinking up creative reasons to say "no" to God's big idea. "I'm too tired. I'm too old. I don't think I'm hearing correctly..."God gives grace, yes. But He also loves our obedience and He will give us the strength to do what He's asked us to do. Be hospitable isn't a suggestion, it's a command. So why don't we do it?Today I list (just) 8 reasons why we don't. Can you add a 9th? Share in comments. I mean, why bother?I get it. So I wrote this course. For you and your friends. You can pay once and invite a (small) group and take the course together. Swap stories, ideas, and encouragement. Just stay 6 ft apart and bring your own pen and coffee cup. It's a party, but not too big of a party for now. Half-Off for a limited time. Buy Now. You're invited.Make scones. Or buy. It's your party.Lori's Orange Scones (Printable version here.) Sale on my NO-FEAR HOSPITALITY Course - Half-Off for the month of May. While shelter-at-home, let's learn how to open our home. BUY HERE. ::::::::::How to invest in what matters beyond ourselves. We have one life - let’s make the most of it for God, others, and eternity.Subscribe:Choose one of these popular free listening services, and subscribe there:    ORSubscribe to Welcome Heart's weekly email newsletter, blog updates, and podcast notes, here!  

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    Ep 30 A Legacy of Living Beyond Ourselves with Lorraine Maksoudian

    Ep 30 A Legacy of Living Beyond Ourselves with Lorraine Maksoudian

    Jesus called us to live life beyond ourselves in Matthew 6: 19,20- "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth . . . But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." And He gives us two good reasons: Heavenly treasures last--no rats or thieves! And they focus our hearts: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (verse 21)I want my heart focused on what God treasures. Whenever I spend time with my friend, Lorraine, I get a boost in that direction and I'm grateful.Lorraine Maksoudian is the mentor of many and you'll see why when you listen to today's podcast. Her legacy includes:Teaching the attributes of God to 1st Graders for 18 years (starting with our Mary Grace, 24)Reality is much deeper than it appearsNo experience of a believer is ever wastedMemorize God's Word and review systematicallyCelebrate how God has made us uniqueHand off your To-Do list every day to the Lord and let Him direct how your day is actually supposed to go  Lorraine always serves me tea and homemade biscotti. Here's her recipe for Double Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Biscotti.::::::::::: We all grow older, but do we all grow up? God’s interested in our maturity. For a good list on what He thinks about thatSubscribe Here and receive “13 Characteristics of a Mature Believer” ::::::::::: How to invest in what matters beyond ourselves. We have one life - let’s make the most of it for God, others, and eternity.Subscribe:Choose one of these popular free listening services, and subscribe there:    ORSubscribe to Welcome Heart's weekly email newsletter, blog updates, and podcast notes, here!

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    Ep 29 Rest Stops with God, Part 2

    Ep 29 Rest Stops with God, Part 2

    So God graciously invites us to come to Him. We need to come. So why don’t we?Why do we ignore the signs for rest stops? What excuses do we make when Jesus has so gently invited us to rest?I can think of at least two. :::::::::: Prayer to Pray (Before Getting Out of Bed in the Morning)“So far today, God, I’ve done all right.  I haven’t gossiped, I haven’t lost my temper.  I haven’t been grumpy, nasty or selfish.  I’m really glad about that.  But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of bed, and from then on, I’m probably going to need a lot of help.  Amen.” I wrote "Habits Worth Having: Take Five" on Women Wielding the Word last week. What do you think? Is your relationship with the King of the Universe worth five minutes a day? ::::::::::: How to invest in what matters beyond ourselves. We have one life - let’s make the most of it for God, others, and eternity.Subscribe:Choose one of these popular free listening services, and subscribe there:    ORSubscribe to Welcome Heart's weekly email newsletter, blog updates, and podcast notes, here! 

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    Ep 28 A Legacy of Grace and Love (and Healthy Eating!) with Angela Sackett

    Ep 28 A Legacy of Grace and Love (and Healthy Eating!) with Angela Sackett

    Angela, from Everyday Welcome, is a professional photographer, food blogger, and since recording this podcast, she's become a WHOLE30 Certified Coach. Today Angela shares her legacy of grace, pouring into others, and finding He and His Word are all that's needed. My redheaded younger "sister" (:Follow Angela Sackett on her website or these media links:https://www.everydaywelcome.comFacebook.com/everydaywelcomeInstagram: @everydaywelcome Angela Sackett is a wife, momma, home educator, speaker, author and photographer (and her house is perpetually in need of a good dusting!).  She blogs at Everyday Welcome, where she encourages women to open their hearts and homes to God and others, living as salt and light right where they are.  She shares recipes, devotional thoughts, and inspiration for home and family.Angela combines her love for Jesus and the Whole30 eating healthy system in her unique course: REFINED JOURNEYJoin Angela for 6 weeks of menus, printable recipes, Scripture readings, and wholesome eating here. Special pricing for the month of May OR subscribe to Everyday Welcome to receive one FREE week: CLICK HERE. "This is NOT a diet - it's a chance for you to explore how God wants to nourish you and those at your table, so you can live free in who you are in Him. When you sign up, you'll get information on the full Refined Journey, and you'll be added to the Everyday Welcome email community for weekly-ish emails and updates.)" - Angela Additional resources from Everyday Welcome:Cozy Holidayshttps://everydaywelcome.com/shop/everyday-welcome-cozy-holidays/ Winter: A Journey of Stillnesshttps://everydaywelcome.com/shop/winter-a-journey-of-stillness/Thank you, Angela, for these mouth-watering recipes--I promise to try! Paleo “Cheese”burger Souphttps://everydaywelcome.com/paleo-cheeseburger-soup/Spring Chicken & Vegetable Souphttps://everydaywelcome.com/spring-chicken-and-vegetable-soup/  ::::::::::::::: How to invest in what matters beyond ourselves. We have one life - let’s make the most of it for God, others, and eternity.Subscribe:Choose one of these popular free listening services, and subscribe there:    ORSubscribe to Welcome Heart's weekly email newsletter, blog updates, and podcast notes, here!  

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    Ep 27 Rest Stops with God, Pt 1

    Ep 27 Rest Stops with God, Pt 1

    Someone said, “Ministry is spillage.” When we are so full up of God ourselves, our ministry of love and exhortation and healing for others is simply the natural outcome.Helping others is a by-product of seeking God and finding our rest in Him. In other words, we don’t seek to help others first, but that happens when we seek God first. Loving others is an overflow of loving God. “Lay thy head upon my breast and lose thyself in Me.” - Francis Roberts. And when we do, others get blessed as well as ourselves.In Ephesians 3:19 Paul prays they will be filled up to all the fullness of God. I can't begin to understand "the fullness of God" but if he prayed for it, I will, too-- for me and for my family.  ::::::::::These muffins are a welcome treat for you during your quiet time or to share with a friend or neighbor.Granola Muffins1 stick butter, melted3/4 c. sugar2 eggs, lightly beaten1/2 c. milk1 1/2 c. flour1 T. baking powder1/2 t. salt1 1/2 c. unsweetened granola1/2 c. dried cherries, blueberries, cranberries or mixture Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease muffin cups or use paper liners. Blend butter, sugar, eggs, and milk. In another bowl, mix flour with baking powder and salt. Gradually add to liquid ingredients, stirring just to blend. Stir in granola and dried fruit. Bake 25-30 minutes. Makes 10 or so.::::::::::How to invest in what matters beyond ourselves. We have one life - let’s make the most of it for God, others, and eternity.Subscribe:Choose one of these popular free listening services, and subscribe there:    ORSubscribe to Welcome Heart's weekly email newsletter, blog updates, and podcast notes, here!

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