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Life is busy and we’re doing the best that we can. But, sometimes it’s tough for us to hang on when we’re barely hanging by a thread. Join us on Better Together with Barb Roose and connect to a community of women have real conversations real about our hopes, dreams, worries and even our waistlines. You'll find hope, help and the practical next steps to that we can all get better together!

Better Together with Barb Roose Barb Roose

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Life is busy and we’re doing the best that we can. But, sometimes it’s tough for us to hang on when we’re barely hanging by a thread. Join us on Better Together with Barb Roose and connect to a community of women have real conversations real about our hopes, dreams, worries and even our waistlines. You'll find hope, help and the practical next steps to that we can all get better together!

    How To Say No To Fear and Yes To Faith| Interview with Shari Braendel

    How To Say No To Fear and Yes To Faith| Interview with Shari Braendel

    Is there something God is calling you to do but you just keep putting it off? Today's special guest, Shari Braendel, knows exactly how you feel. After sensing God calling her to use her passion for fashion to help those in the church, Shari put it off for 7 years before finally taking the leap, and now she is here to encourage us to take a step of faith too! It's time to stop waiting and debating and to start taking action!
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    sharibraendel.com
    stylebycolor.com
    Follow Shari on Instagram!
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Shari Braendel is president of Fashion Meets Faith and author of Help Me, Jesus! I have Nothing To Wear (Zondervan). As president of FMF, Shari has helped thousands of women reveal who they are in Christ and shine outwardly with confidence through her conferences, online instructional videos, podcasts, consultant training, and more.
    As a Christian speaker, she has presented over 500 events in 18 states, including Hearts at Home, She Laughs, and She Speaks and has shared the stage with Nicole C. Mullin, Lysa TerKeurst, and Karen Kingsbury. She has appeared on Focus on the Family, The Total Christian Television Network (TCT), K-Love, Crown Financial Network, Moody Global Ministries, and more.
    Shari saw firsthand that women didn’t recognize the beauty that God gave them and lacked the knowledge of how to dress themselves with confidence. She knows women often judge themselves based on the world’s standards and are forever coming up short.
    As a fabulously fun fashionista, Shari takes women on a trip through the fashion DO’s, explaining why it’s important to dress the body they have, not the one so prominently displayed on the cover of the latest fashion magazine. With electric and exciting stage presence, Shari delivers a message that women no longer need to conform to the pattern of the world, but can be confident and self-assured no matter their size or shape.

    • 29 min
    How To Walk Victoriously Despite Your Circumstances | Interview with Susan Seay

    How To Walk Victoriously Despite Your Circumstances | Interview with Susan Seay

    In a world full of suffering, heartache, and bad news, many of us are feeling depleted, overwhelmed, and undone. If you are feeling worn out, there's good news: hope is alive. In today's episode, special guest and friend Susan Seay shares how we can walk victoriously despite our circumstances. Whatever you are going through today, we pray this episode helps you feel seen. You are not alone. 
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    susanseay.com
    Follow Susan on Instagram!
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Susan Seay has a highly engaging podcast- "Mentor 4 Moms" and she's also the Author of “The Intentional Parent: Parenting On Purpose When Life Gets Busy". As a wife and mom to 7, she understands the challenges of trying to raise kids in a noisy and distracted world. Her mission is to help families create a culture in their homes that is both on purpose and full of purpose. It’s what Susan refers to as - Intentional Parenting. Her commitment to being a Mentor 4 Moms on Intentional Parenting has given her the opportunity to share with women both locally and Internationally reaching women all over the globe. Every time Susan speaks her goal is to provide encouragement combined with helpful practical tools. 

    • 23 min
    Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World | Interview with Amy Carroll and Lynn Cowell

    Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World | Interview with Amy Carroll and Lynn Cowell

    When life feels uncertain and we can't trace the hand of God in the middle of our trying circumstances, it can be easy to wonder if He's really there walking alongside us. In today's conversation we have the privilege of hearing from special guests, Amy Carroll and Lynn Cowell, about their new Bible study, Esther: Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World. In this conversation, you will be encouraged with the reminder that God is always active, working out His bigger and better plan, even when we can't always see it in the moment. 
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    estherbookstudy.com
    amycarroll.org
    lynncowell.com
    Esther: Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUESTS
    Amy Carroll finds delight in gathering a community of women with tender hearts and strong voices. She’s a speaker and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries, a speaker coach, and the author of Breaking Up with Perfect and Exhale. A woman who adores a great story and a challenging idea, Amy has branded co-hosting the Grit ‘n’ Grace the Podcast “one of my favorite things.” Amy and her husband live in lovely Holly Springs, NC where you can find her on any given day texting her adult kids, typing away at her computer, or trying to figure out one more alternative to cooking dinner.
     
    Lynn Cowell is part of the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ speaker and writing teams. She is the author of several books, writing for women of all ages. Lynn calls home North Carolina, where she and her husband, Greg, and the occasional backyard deer are adjusting to life as “just us”. Along with their three adult children, the Cowells love hiking, cooking, and anything combining chocolate and peanut butter.

    • 42 min
    Connection Over Perfection: How To Create Meaningful Moments With Your Family | Interview with Amberly Neese

    Connection Over Perfection: How To Create Meaningful Moments With Your Family | Interview with Amberly Neese

    Sometimes we can get so caught up in the everyday routines and busy schedules that we fail to take the time to slow down and truly connect with our families. In today's episode, Barb speaks with special guest and friend, Amberly Neese, about how we can start creating meaningful moments with our families by pressing in, building up, and prioritizing connection over perfection. This is an episode you won't want to miss!
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    amberlyneese.com
    The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Amberly Neese is a popular speaker/teacher, comedian, author, and all-around encourager dedicated to helping you become the joyful person you were created to be. She helps people like you experience the freedom found in meaningful relationships with God and others. Her bible study, “The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive” was released in May 2020 by Abingdon Press. Amberly is a featured speaker for the Aspire Women’s Events and the main host and female comedian for Marriage Date Night, two popular Christian events that tour nationally. She and her husband have two teenagers and live in Prescott, Arizona, where they enjoy the great outdoors, the Food Network, and all things Star Wars.

    • 40 min
    5 Things Your Struggling Husband Wished You Knew | Interview with Mark Savage

    5 Things Your Struggling Husband Wished You Knew | Interview with Mark Savage

    After serving as a pastor for 20 years, Mark Savage hit a crisis point in his own life. There was a season where Mark turned his back on God, disconnected from his children, and had an affair. After a dark year, Mark experienced his own resurrection on an Easter Sunday long ago. He stopped fighting with God and began to climb out of the hole of his own making. Now, Mark helps others do the same.    In this new episode of The Better Together Podcast, I’m thrilled to talk with my friend Mark Savage as he shares about 5 things that a struggling husband wished that his wife knew. Mark and his wife, Jill Savage (one of my favorite people!), speak internationally, and around the country. They also host marriage intensives in their home, helping couples in every stage of married life. Make sure to tell your girlfriends to check out this interview!   RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE www.markandjill.org
    No More Perfect Marriages by Mark and Jill Savage
    Courses:
    No More Perfect Marriages: Home Edition
    The Wait is Not Wasted
    Rebuilding Trust
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    Mark Savage is an author, speaker, and marriage coach. After serving as a pastor for twenty years, Mark hit a crisis point in his own life. After a dark year, he stopped fighting with God and began to climb out of his hole. Now he helps others do the same. Mark and his wife Jill are the authors of No More Perfect Marriages and through their writing, coaching, and online courses they help individuals and couples find the hope and the help they need when crisis hits. The Savage’s make their home in Normal, Illinois.

    • 50 min
    The Secrets to a Fulfilling Life | Interview with Dianne Derby

    The Secrets to a Fulfilling Life | Interview with Dianne Derby

    If we pay attention to what’s happening in our world today, we may toss our hands up in the air and question whether or not anything that we do actually matters. Journalist Dianne Derby thought that she had all of the answers to a successful life but she was never satisfied. Everything changed when she met 100-year old World War II veteran, Jim Downing, at a luncheon. He asked her one question: “Would you like to meet the most fulfilled person you will ever know?”   
    Join Barb on this new episode of The Better Together Podcast as Dianne shares from her new book Two Hundred Tuesdays, and the life-changing conversations that she had with Jim. If you are longing for a life of significance and sweet satisfaction in Christ, you won’t want to miss this conversation! 
     
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
    Two Hundred Tuesdays by Dianne Derby
    Connect with Dianne on Facebook!
     
    ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST
    An award-winning journalist, Dianne Derby is a longtime television anchor who is currently coanchor for the KOAA News5 weekday team in Colorado Springs. She met Jim Downing at a luncheon for World War II veterans and learned from him every Tuesday for the next five years. Dianne is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and holds degrees from Florida State University, the University of Miami, and the University of Florida. She and her husband live in Colorado Springs with their young daughter and three rescue dogs.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

marci seither ,

Wow—finding this podcast was WINtentional!

I loved finding this podcast! Barb does a great job chatting with friends about things that impact our lives!!

krstg ,

Wonderful encouragement for women!

This podcast is always such a blessing. I love the rich variety of relevant topics and guests, and Barb is such an insightful and delightful interviewer. I’m always excited when I see a new episode is available…and I always learn when I listen.

emim05 ,

Encouragement at the right time

I am doing Surrendered with a small group of women and came to podcast to find any interviews by Barb and was happily surprised to find the podcast. I am encouraged by each episode. Will there be any episodes on 2021 or has the podcast come to an end?

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