135 episodes

Equipped To Be is dedicated to helping Christian women discover and develop their gifts, strengths, and talents to navigate all seasons of life. This podcast will inspire you to move forward, even when you think you aren't enough or don't have the right skills to succeed. Connie Albers shares conversations about building relationships, parenting, social media, marriage, homeschooling, faith, challenges we face, and how to navigate them. I've spent 35 years learning about how we are uniquely created for relationships and connections with others, and one of the things I've learned during this time is how few of us know who we are and what we are equipped to be.

Equipped To Be Connie Albers

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Equipped To Be is dedicated to helping Christian women discover and develop their gifts, strengths, and talents to navigate all seasons of life. This podcast will inspire you to move forward, even when you think you aren't enough or don't have the right skills to succeed. Connie Albers shares conversations about building relationships, parenting, social media, marriage, homeschooling, faith, challenges we face, and how to navigate them. I've spent 35 years learning about how we are uniquely created for relationships and connections with others, and one of the things I've learned during this time is how few of us know who we are and what we are equipped to be.

    Staying the Course: A Look Back at 100 Episodes

    Staying the Course: A Look Back at 100 Episodes

    It's been a long road for this podcast, but I've stayed the course. The Equipped To Be podcast began just a few weeks before COVID hit and the world went into lockdown. I knew we were supposed to be doing this podcast. People had been asking me for a podcast for years. And so in February of 2020 we prepared and then went live at the end of that month. That was almost two years ago! And now, here we are at episode 100! Let's take a look at these first 100 episodes and what is needed for staying the course.  
    Read the full show notes here: https://conniealbers.com/staying-the-course/
     
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    • 27 min
    Following God: The Story of Schoolhouse Rocked with Yvette Hampton

    Following God: The Story of Schoolhouse Rocked with Yvette Hampton

    Yvette Hampton from Schoolhouse Rocked and her family have an incredible story of following God. God called them to sell their home, buy an RV, leave California, and create a documentary about homeschooling. Yvette shares how the perfect author of our lives does amazing work when we trust Him and allow Him to do His work. He is a faithful God!  
    This is a fascinating Abraham-type story that you have to hear straight from Yvette's mouth. I hope it encourages you to follow God even when the circumstances seem impossible!
     

    I'm thankful for the opportunity to have been a part of Schoolhouse Rocked and hope that you'll take the time to watch the documentary for yourself and share it with your friends.
     

    Read the full show notes here: https://conniealbers.com/following-god-schoolhouse-rocked/  
     
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    • 45 min
    Developmental Milestones: How to Equip Your Children - 102

    Developmental Milestones: How to Equip Your Children - 102

    The CDC recently released new developmental milestone markers for children. This new guidance sadly shows that our children have been developmentally delayed and emotionally hindered during the pandemic. Young children are taking longer to get to their first steps, to smile for the first time, and to wave goodbye. All of our lives have been interrupted in the last two years, but the fallout is showing up in our children.  
    Your child doesn't have to be a casualty of the experiment or remain a statistic. Let's talk about some ways that you can equip your children in this season. 
     
    Read the full show notes with links here: https://conniealbers.com/developmental-milestones/ 
     
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    • 27 min
    How to Manage Device Use at Family Gatherings

    How to Manage Device Use at Family Gatherings

    I've been doing a lot of research about technology and how it affects our families and our kids. Since the beginning of the pandemic, online usage, especially social media, has risen 50% or more. But, I've said many times, technology is not the problem! It's the usage of technology that is the problem. It's how we are using it and how often we are using it. How can you manage device use when your family is gathered together so that relationships are kept top priority?   In this episode, I'm sharing how to set expectations for device usage when your family is gathered as well as how to approach a disengaged family member who is using their device too much.
     
    Read the full show notes with links here: https://conniealbers.com/manage-device-use/ 
     
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    • 20 min
    P.R.A.Y. to Be Genuine

    P.R.A.Y. to Be Genuine

    I've been at the National Religious Broadcasters conference this past week. My experiences there made me think about people and how they pitch themselves to others. There's a time and a place for pitching yourself, such as in a job interview. But, I think as Christians, we have to be careful of constantly self-inflating or making sure that people around us know how great or wonderful or accomplished we are. We want to teach our children to be discerning about this as well.   Our purpose is to elevate Jesus, not ourselves. We don't have to self-elevate because God equips us for what we need to do. We need to be living a life that is promoting and causing other people to see the Lord because it's not about us. We need to be teaching this truth to our children as well. 
     
    I encourage you use to use the acronym P.R.A.Y. to help you keep your focus on God in these situations. Read the full show notes with links here:
    https://conniealbers.com/be-genuine/ 
     
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    • 20 min
    4 Responses You Can Have to Teens Leaving the Church

    4 Responses You Can Have to Teens Leaving the Church

    It used to be that college kids were the ones who would walk away from their faith. Now, it's teens leaving the Church. It is kids aged 15-17 who are are the ones walking away at an alarming rate. This is rooted in the pandemic and the deeming of churches as non-essential.   
    Did you know that 16.5% of people don't believe in good and evil? I guess this could explain all of the hostility, rudeness, and violence we're seeing these days. If you don't believe in good and evil, then what do you believe in? This is what your kids are facing!
     
    So what can you do in response to this? I have 4 suggested responses in this episode. Read the full show notes with links here:
    https://conniealbers.com/teens-leaving-the-church/ 
     
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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LOVE this podcast!

Absolutely love this podcast! I met Connie at a homeschool convention this year and she is an amazing human being. I love her desire to help others especially women and moms. Listening to this podcast has been so helpful and always leads me back to Christ who is our ultimate helper. Also love the guests because I am able to receive insightful information and resources ♥️

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Wisdom Filled

Listening to Connie makes you feel like you aren’t alone and that someone gets you! Her podcasts are practical and helpful with spiritual insights for everyone!

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Gracious Direction for Families

I appreciate Connie’s ability to tackle hard topics like pre and post election conversations as well as regular, every day family strife. This podcast is an encouragement to me, and I hope it is to you too.

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