12 episodes

Making your own way in the world may feel like you’re a very little fish in a very big, very confusing pond. How do you honor God and pursue your calling while navigating the waters of life in your twenties?

With humor, sass, and honesty, Big Pond, Little Fish host Alyssa Roat joins other young professionals in a podcast exploring life, career, family, friends, and calling from the perspective of a young Christian fish trying to make a splash in the world’s big pond.

Big Pond, Little Fish Alyssa Roat

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Making your own way in the world may feel like you’re a very little fish in a very big, very confusing pond. How do you honor God and pursue your calling while navigating the waters of life in your twenties?

With humor, sass, and honesty, Big Pond, Little Fish host Alyssa Roat joins other young professionals in a podcast exploring life, career, family, friends, and calling from the perspective of a young Christian fish trying to make a splash in the world’s big pond.

    12. Into the Deep - Living in the Unknown

    12. Into the Deep - Living in the Unknown

    No one has it figured out. Forget a five-year plan, no one knows for certain what will happen in the next five minutes. How do you live in the uncertainty, trusting the Creator of the waters to guide you, and keeping an open mind to the wonder of His creation and the possibilities of the future?

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    • 11 min
    11. Just Keep Swimming – Finding Balance

    11. Just Keep Swimming – Finding Balance

    Stability? What’s that? Balancing faith, family, friends, finances, career, and more can lead to stress, overworking, and unhealthy cycles. Alyssa discusses finding balance from the point of view of a chronic over-committer.

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    • 13 min
    10. Swimming Solo - Embracing Singleness

    10. Swimming Solo - Embracing Singleness

    As people get married later and later in life, many twenty-somethings may find themselves single for the entire decade. Alyssa discusses 10 specific special joys and blessings of the single life, making a case for a fulfilling life with or without a significant other.

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    • 13 min
    9. Party in the Pond – Having Fun the Healthy Way

    9. Party in the Pond – Having Fun the Healthy Way

    We all need time to de-stress. However, certain ways of unwinding lead to even more tension, stress, and problems. How do you find what sort of ways to decompress work best for you, build in time for fun, and enrich your life through the little things?

    1. Do you have something to look forward to each day?
    2. Do you have habits in your life that regularly improve the quality of your life? Moving your body, getting out in nature, etc?
    3. Can you get into an inexpensive hobby rather than chasing an expensive adventure?
    4. How well do you know yourself and what you really enjoy?

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    • 12 min
    8. Choppy Waters – Managing Uncertain Finances

    8. Choppy Waters – Managing Uncertain Finances

    Most fish don’t dive into the pond with a lot of money. How do you balance a tight budget, long
    hours, and honoring God with your finances with responsibility, without being rocked on the
    waves of worry?

    Big Principles for Thinking about Our Money:
    1. Ultimately, God looks out for us – not money.
    2. Our resources, like money, are not ours – they are God’s.
    3. Money is a tool, not a goal.

    4 Big Aspects of Managing Money:
    1. Budgeting (when you don’t have a regular paycheck)
    2. Giving (when you don’t have a lot to give)
    3. Paying off debts
    4. Saving

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    • 18 min
    7. Beware the Worm – Dealing with Ambition

    7. Beware the Worm – Dealing with Ambition

    Your twenties are often a time for career building. Youth brings energy and enthusiasm. But as you chase the worm, how can you avoid falling for the hook? Alyssa talks honestly with other Type A, ambitious young professionals about how to honor God with the gift of ambition.

    In this episode, Alyssa covers:

    1. Ambition can often be goal-focused, not people-focused. Are you willing to cut others down on your way up?
    2. What is godly ambition? How can know if we have godly or ungodly ambition?
    3. Falsehoods about ambition and work that we tend to believe.

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    Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nuthawut Somsuk

    • 14 min

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