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Welcome to the Dear Daughters Podcast with author, encourager, and mentor, Susie Davis. This is the place for you to hear about the kinds of things that are practical and helpful in living a godly life. It’s also a starting point for conversations to have with the people in your life you love or lead.

Dear Daughter‪s‬ Susie Davis

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Welcome to the Dear Daughters Podcast with author, encourager, and mentor, Susie Davis. This is the place for you to hear about the kinds of things that are practical and helpful in living a godly life. It’s also a starting point for conversations to have with the people in your life you love or lead.

    A Chain of Prayer Across the Ages | Selina Fitzherbert Fox | DD 146

    A Chain of Prayer Across the Ages | Selina Fitzherbert Fox | DD 146

    Need more prayer in your life but not sure where to start? I’m pleased to introduce you to a fabulous old book called A Prayer of Chain Across the Ages written by Dr. Selina Fitzherbert Fox, who herself was pretty fabulous. She’s another author I’m featuring this season who fought the good fight and remained faithful to the end.
    Dr. Selina Fitzherbert Fox lived an incredibly interesting life devoted to serving others. There is so much to learn about her … here are a few highlights:
    Dr. Selina Fitzherbert Fox was born in 1871. In 1899, she received her medical qualification from the London School of Medicine for Women and the General Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. By 1903, she had qualified as an M.D. from Durham University. In 1900, Dr. Fox spent a year in India as the Assistant Medical Officer at the Lady Kinnaird Memorial Hospital in Lucknow for the Zenana Bible and Medical Mission. In 1901, she was appointed medical officer of the Church Missionary Society’s missionary training school, where she stayed for two years. The Society decided the mission was too expensive and to focus its attention on missionaries overseas instead. So, Dr. Fox founded the Bermondsey Medical Mission in 1904 and devoted the rest of her life to it. By 1907 over 6,000 patients has been seen along with nearly 4,000 home visits. In 1929 the hospital was officially opened as The Bermondsey Medical Mission Hospital by the then Duchess of York, later known as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. At the outbreak of WW1, Dr. Fox was appointed as Women Superintendent and Deputy Medical Officer to the Aylesbury Prison for women. In 1958, Dr. Fox was admitted to the hospital she herself had founded and died in December 1958 at the age of 87. Wow. She sure didn’t waste one minute of service to Christ. What a life! 
    My hope is that upon learning about these heroes of our faith, we are inspired to live anew with perspective and hope in our own lives.
    SHOW NOTES Get a copy of A Chain of Prayer Across the Ages by Dr. Selina Fitzherbert Fox. Learn more about Apartment Life. Learn more about other ACF Ministry Partners here. Follow me on Instagram. Download the FREE Fear Free Guide by signing up for my newsletter! Join my home church, Austin Christian Fellowship, online. Listen to more of Sara Davis Regan’s music.

    • 11 min
    Jesus Now | Corita Kent | DD 145

    Jesus Now | Corita Kent | DD 145

    It’s nearly Easter. And I want to talk about someone today on the podcast who inspires me with her life and art and work.
    As you know, I have been revisiting my favorite spiritual classics … books written by authors who have fought the good fight and remained faithful to the end. There’s just so much we can learn from them.
    This week I’m introducing you to Corita Kent.
    Corita lived from 1918 to 1986. She was an artist, educator, and advocate for social justice.  At 18 years old, she entered the religious order Immaculate Heart of Mary, eventually teaching in and then heading up the art department at Immaculate Heart College.  She created hundreds of beautiful serigraphs because she wanted her art to be affordable and widely available. She didn’t number any of her works because she didn’t want any one print to be more valuable than the others. I have been collecting her work via collaborations with author Leslie Brandt. These are charming books with Corita’s art AND Brandt’s paraphrase of sections of the Bible. 
    My hope is that we stop running from God and follow after Him. I pray you remember that God loves you and is just waiting for you to trust Him … and I pray that you do.
    SHOW NOTES Get a copy of Jesus Now by Leslie Brandt & Corita Kent. Watch this video about Corita. Visit this website devoted to Corita, her art, and the Corita Art Center. Learn more about Community First! Village, Young Lives, and Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center. Learn more about other ACF Ministry Partners here. Get your ticket to Soul Care Saturday on May 8, 2021! Follow me on Instagram. Download the FREE Soul Care Kit that I created just for you. Get encouragement in your inbox each week: Sign up for my newsletter! Join my home church, Austin Christian Fellowship, online. Listen to more of Sara Davis Regan’s music. Order your copy of The Grace Guide: Live Your One Beautiful Life!
    My book, Dear Daughters, is a template for those multi-generational conversations and relationships you’re craving. Get a copy of Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation

    • 12 min
    Let Me Be a Woman | Elisabeth Elliot | DD 144

    Let Me Be a Woman | Elisabeth Elliot | DD 144

    A sweet listener emailed me and asked if I would feature Elisabeth Elliot on this season of the podcast … well here she is!
    As you know, I have been revisiting my favorite spiritual classics … books written by authors who have fought the good fight and remained faithful to the end. There’s just so much we can learn from them.
    Elisabeth Elliot is an amazing woman who lived a faithful life, and I am so excited to share her words with you. Two books I want you to know about are Let Me Be a Woman and Discipline: The Glad Surrender. Here are a few interesting things about her:
    Elisabeth was born December 27, 1926, in Brussels, Belgium, where her parents served as missionaries. While at the college, she met Jim Elliot. After graduation, Elisabeth went on a missionary expedition to Ecuador with other students from Wheaton, including Jim Elliot. In 1953, Jim and Elisabeth were married and continued to serve in Ecuador. They had a daughter, Valerie Elliot Shepard. Jim was killed by the Auca tribe in Eastern Ecuador. Elisabeth did not give up on the people of the tribe and she continued to live in the region with her daughter and Rachel Saint, the sister of another one of the missionaries killed by the Auca tribe. From 1988 to 2001, Elisabeth could be heard on a daily radio program called Gateway to Joy, produced by the Good News Broadcasting Association of Lincoln, NE. Today, we can listen to reruns of the program on the Bible Broadcasting Network. Elisabeth was not afraid of tackling the hard things and speaking the truth. She experienced tragedy and felt fear but she lived with faithfulness and courage because she had this outlook on her beautiful life: “The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.” Elisabeth also said, “The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.”
    My hope for you and for me is that we let Christ change our hearts and make us into the women he wants us to be. And I pray that you can live faithfully and fearlessly because you trust God with your one beautiful life.
    SHOW NOTES Get a copy of Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot. Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot. Listen to Elisabeth on the Bible Broadcasting Network. Learn more about Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Community First! Village in Austin, TX. Shop the Community Art House! All the arts and crafts are created by the residents of Community First! Village. Follow me on Instagram. Download the FREE Soul Care Kit that I created just for you. Get encouragement in your inbox each week: Sign up for my newsletter! Join my home church, Austin Christian Fellowship, online. Listen to more of Sara Davis Regan’s music.

    • 16 min
    God Calling | A.J. Russell | DD 143

    God Calling | A.J. Russell | DD 143

    If there is one thing I learned over the last year, it is the importance of stepping back from the news and media to re-engage in a habit of reading spiritual classics. The authors who I’ll be featuring on the podcast have fought the good fight and remained faithful to the end. There’s just so much we can learn from them. I want to invite you to come along with me this season and dive into the wisdom of these faithful followers of Jesus.
    This is a book that was a stalwart for me while in college at Baylor and I still rely on it today. It is God Calling edited by A.J. Russell. Here are a few things interesting things about this book.
    A.J. Russell was an editor for a London newspaper in the early 20th century. While we have him to thank for the book, Russell did not write God Calling. Two women met every day to pray and listen for God together. Then they would write down what they heard God say. Those pages became God Calling. There is an entry for every day of the year. The first copy of God Calling was published in 1935. Read more info about the history of the book here. My hope is that you take time for prayer and to be alone with God. I pray that you listen for His voice and hear what He has to say to you. I pray that you know that God is with you and that you let that knowledge bring you contentment and fill you with rapture.
    SHOW NOTES Get a copy of God Calling edited by A.J. Russell. Learn more about Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Community First! Village in Austin, TX. Shop the Community Art House! All the arts and crafts are created by the residents of Community First! Village. Follow me on Instagram. Download the FREE Soul Care Kit that I created just for you. Get encouragement in your inbox each week: Sign up for my newsletter! Join my home church, Austin Christian Fellowship, online. Listen to more of Sara Davis Regan’s music. Order your copy of The Grace Guide: Live Your One Beautiful Life!
    My book, Dear Daughters, is a template for those multi-generational conversations and relationships you’re craving. Get a copy of Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation

    • 17 min
    The Art of Divine Contentment | Thomas Watson | DD 142

    The Art of Divine Contentment | Thomas Watson | DD 142

    Welcome to the Dear Daughters Podcast in 2021!
    If there is one thing I learned over the last year, it is the importance of stepping back from the news and media to re-engage in a habit of reading spiritual classics. The authors who I’ll be featuring on the podcast have fought the good fight and remained faithful to the end. There’s just so much we can learn from them. I want to invite you to come along with me this season and dive into the wisdom of these faithful followers of Jesus.
    This next book is one that I read and reread over and over. It is The Art of Divine Contentment by Thomas Watson. Here are three things you should know about Thomas:
    Thomas Watson was born in 1620. He was an English, non-conformist Puritan preacher and author … I counted over 17 books! History says he was brilliant … genius-level smart.  Around 1647 he married Abigail Beadle, daughter of a minister of Puritan convictions. They had seven children in the next thirteen years, four of whom died young. In 1651 he was imprisoned briefly with some other ministers for his share in Christopher Love’s plot to recall Charles II of England. In 1686 he died suddenly while praying in secret. Thomas writes so many quotable, one-line truths in The Art of Divine Contentment. Here are five of my favorites:
    “It is our work to cast care. It is God’s work to take care.” “A gracious spirit is a contented spirit.” “Here is the difference between a holy complaint and a discontented complaint: in the one we complain to God, in the other we complain of God.” “Comfort depends on contentment.” “Contentment lies within a man, within the heart.” I want to share three ways I have found contentment:
    Taking my troubles to God in prayer. Taking care of what I have. Talking to my spiritual director or a close friend who has wisdom beyond mine. I think we are people who struggle greatly with contentment. It’s an area that requires a lot of study and a lot of time. I hope this inspires you to seek true, divine, contentment.
    My prayer is that you cast your cares on God, that you nurture a gracious spirit, and that you find contentment so you can love your one beautiful life. I pray that you have a smile for God.
    SHOW NOTES Get a copy of The Art of Divine Contentment by Thomas Watson. Learn more about Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Community First! Village in Austin, TX. Shop the Community Art House! All the arts and crafts are created by the residents of Community First! Village. (And they currently have a Valentine’s Day special!) Follow me on Instagram for a chance to win one of those pretty ceramic hearts I talked about (plus lots of pretty pictures and encouragement, too). Follow Honey Holden on Instagram. Download the FREE 2021 Goal Guide that I created just for you. Listen to my 2021 Hopeful playlist on Spotify. Get encouragement in your inbox each week: Sign up for my newsletter! Join my home church, Austin Christian Fellowship, online. Listen to more of Sara Davis Regan’s music. Order your copy of The Grace Guide: Live Your One Beautiful Life, a guide for extending God’s grace to yourself and others.
    My book, Dear Daughters, is a template for those multi-generational conversations and relationships you’re craving. Get a copy of Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation.

    • 19 min
    Hidden Art | Edith Schaeffer | DD 141

    Hidden Art | Edith Schaeffer | DD 141

    Welcome to the Dear Daughters Podcast in 2021!
    If there is one thing I learned over the last year, it is the importance of stepping back from the news and media to re-engage in a habit of reading spiritual classics. The authors who I’ll be featuring on the podcast have fought the good fight and remained faithful to the end. There’s just so much we can learn from them. I want to invite you to come along with me this season and dive into the wisdom of these faithful followers of Jesus.
    This next book is oh so lovely. It’s Hidden Art by Edith Schaeffer. Here are a few interesting facts about Edith:
    Edith Rachel Merritt Schaeffer was born November 3, 1914, and died March 30, 2013. She was a Christian author, wife of Francis Schaeffer, and mother of Frank Schaeffer and three other children. In 1970, Edith and Francis founded L’Abri in Switzerland. L’Abri is a Christian organization that hosts guests worldwide. In the ’60s, L’Abri’s guests included backpackers, hippies, and even celebrities like Timothy Leary and Eric Clapton. Barry Hankins, a professor of history and religion at Baylor University, wrote, “Without L’Abri, Schaeffer would never have drawn the audience that made his many books possible.” He said that without Mrs. Schaeffer, “there would have been no L’Abri.” Hankins described Mrs. Schaeffer like this: “On one hand,” he said, “she held a very traditional, biblical view about women’s subservient role. On the other, she was assertive, even competitive with her husband ... She embodied marriage equality … She would never use the term, of course, but in some ways, she was the model of a sort of evangelical feminism.” I am most enamored by Edith’s idea of hidden art at home. She believed that we were all created by the Creator to be creative, whether that’s gardening or decorating or painting or writing … Don’t you just love that?
    Edith wrote, “Art in various forms expresses and gives opportunities to others to share in and respond to things which would otherwise remain vague, empty yearnings.” How do you like to create?
    My hope is that you find ways to both express and share in many forms of art every day. And I pray that you are forever in awe of the Creator.
    SHOW NOTES Get a copy of Hidden Art by Edith Schaeffer. Or consider a vintage copy of some special books from my own library featured in my online shop. Learn more about L’Abri today. Learn more about Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Community First! Village in Austin, TX. Visit the Community Art House to buy the notecards! The artwork for some of the cards was created by Robert Maresh. He was inspired by his very own tiny home and hopes that his art embodies the beauty that can be found at the Village. Download the FREE 2021 Goal Guide that I created just for you. Listen to my 2021 Hopeful playlist on Spotify. Get encouragement in your inbox each week: Sign up for my newsletter! Join my home church, Austin Christian Fellowship, online. Listen to more of Sara Davis Regan’s music. Order your copy of The Grace Guide: Live Your One Beautiful Life,a guide for extending God’s grace to yourself and others.
    My book, Dear Daughters, is a template for those multi-generational conversations and relationships you’re craving. Get a copy of Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation.

    • 22 min

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359 Ratings

knh61198 ,

The best voice

Susie has such a loving and practical voice in these crazy days. She has a way of simply advising how we can implement different things in our life to be a true reflection God’s love, grace and truth. I have listened to every episode and am an avid follower. I anxiously await each new episode and have especially loved this latest series on literary giants. Thank you, Susie. I pray God’s many blessings over you as you continue to share His good word. Much love and peace right back on you! 🤍

reneelaw rebuild ,

Life changing

I have started listening to this podcast during the pandemic. I started at the most recent and worked backwards. I’m back to season 2. Listening to Susie has brought calm and joy to my life. She has taught me much about relationships with my adult daughters and with my mentoring relationships with my spiritual daughters. I am so thankful for this podcast and for how the Lord brought it in to my life at the exact time that I needed it!

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