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Join me for inspiration and encouragement as I talk with women who are using their gifts to impact the world for Christ. Discover how you too can use your gifts to impact the world and further the Kingdom of God.



We are a community of women who are taking action where our passion, compassion, and conviction intersect.



Life can be crazy messy, but God loves you like crazy and He wants to use YOU for His glory. Woman of God, you have a Fierce Calling!



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Fierce Calling Doris Swift

    • Christianity
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Join me for inspiration and encouragement as I talk with women who are using their gifts to impact the world for Christ. Discover how you too can use your gifts to impact the world and further the Kingdom of God.



We are a community of women who are taking action where our passion, compassion, and conviction intersect.



Life can be crazy messy, but God loves you like crazy and He wants to use YOU for His glory. Woman of God, you have a Fierce Calling!



Subscribe to this podcast and visit dorisswift.com.



Cover photo: https://www.sarajanephotography.com

    48: Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch ~ The Emotional Healing of a Childhood Cult Survivor

    48: Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch ~ The Emotional Healing of a Childhood Cult Survivor

    "I fell away from God due to my experience as a childhood cult survivor and the abuse and disappointments I encountered. I hated Christians and Christianity for a very long time. By God’s grace, I came back to my faith at the age of 29." - Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch on her emotional healing.







    (Friend, if you're viewing this post via email, the podcast player to listen to this episode can be found here )







    In today’s episode, The Emotional Healing of a Childhood Cult Survivor, I’m talking with my friend Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch. Mischelle gave her life to Jesus at the age of 5, but fell away when her life fell apart after leaving an abusive cult.







    Listen in as we talk about her redemption story and how God is now using Mischelle to help women share their God stories.







    She is reaching a multitude of women through her Altered Stories Ministry and Altered Stories Podcast. Her heart is to see women healed and free through the sharing of their stories and the deliverance of God's grace.







    A Great Quote from Mischelle:







    "Our stories are a gift to the receiver--it's a calling..." Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch











    Thanks for Listening!







    I hope Mischelle's story of being a redeemed and healed survivor inspired you today.







    Is God calling you to share your altered story?







    Connect with Mischelle!







    Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch







    You can connect with Mischelle and find her podcast at alteredstories.org, on the Altered Stories Ministry Facebook Page, on Instagram, and email msaundersgottsch@gmail.com.







    Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch is the CEO/Founder of Altered Stories Ministry and  Podcast Host of the Altered Stories Show.  She is a wife to Mark, mother to her adult daughter, Tawny, Gigi to Bentley Rose, aunt, friend, dog Mama to Beau and Bell, speaker, ministry and business leader and is passionate about helping women to share their God stories to help women overcome their struggles.







    Stay awhile...















    Explore my website dorisswift.com and hang out for a while.







    Check out these free resources, like my Fear Fighting Bible Verses, and my ebook, Step Out of Your Doubt and Into Your Calling.







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    Read my past blog posts and listen to previous podcast episodes all in one place on dorisswift.com!







    Blessings!







    Doris

    • 39 min
    47: Deb DeArmond ~ The Heart of the Family

    47: Deb DeArmond ~ The Heart of the Family

    In today’s episode, The Heart of the Family, I’m talking with my friend, Deb DeArmond. Deb is an expert in the fields of communication, relationship and conflict resolution. We could all use a little help in those departments, right?







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    Listen in as we talk about relationships, calling, and how Deb never aspired to be a writer. Hear how she received the call to write because it will encourage you, especially if you're wondering what God is calling you to do.







    A Great Quote from Deb







    "We are called to greatness in Him, greatness to bring Him glory. We have the opportunity to impact the world - or at least the section He's called us to. Living integrity-driven, connections-focused lives draw people to ask, 'How did you do that?' or 'How did you make it through that?' Story is vital, it's always about His story and how it's impacted us. That's how we reach them - story." - Deb DeArmond







    Thanks for Listening!







    I hope Deb's story inspired you today. Is God calling you to marriage and/or family ministry?







    Connect with Deb and Grab her Books!







    Deb DeArmond







    You can connect with Deb DeArmond at debdearmond.com







    Deb DeArmond is an expert in the fields of communication, relationship and conflict resolution. A writer and popular speaker, Deb focuses on topics related to the marriage and family.







    Her books include:







    Related by Chance, Family by Choice , I Choose You Today: 31 Choices to Make Love Last , and Don’t Go to Bed Angry: Stay Up and Fight.







    Her latest book, Bumper Sticker Be-Attitudes, is a humor-tinged devotional for the busy believer seeking deep truths with a chuckle on the side.







    Stay awhile...







    Explore my website dorisswift.com and hang out for a while.







    Check out these free resources, like my Fear Fighting Bible Verses, and my ebook, Step Out of Your Doubt and Into Your Calling.







    Need help sharing your faith with others?







    Join my email list and receive my free resource, Simple Tips for Sharing Your Faith.







    When you subscribe you'll automatically receive my free monthly newsletter with valuable resources you'll love.







    Read my past blog posts and listen to previous podcast episodes all in one place on dorisswift.com!







    Blessings!







    Doris

    • 35 min
    46: Ronne Rock ~ Telling Stories ~ Changing Stories

    46: Ronne Rock ~ Telling Stories ~ Changing Stories

    In today’s episode, Telling Stories ~ Changing Stories, I’m talking with my friend, Ronne Rock. Ronne is a storyteller who tells stories that change the stories of others.







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    Ronne offers battle-tested wisdom about leadership, advocacy marketing, and finding God in the most beautiful and painful of circumstances.







    The Book







    She is the author of One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are (Revell Publishing)















    Favorite Quote from Ronne







    "Every piece of your journey is a piece of a redemptive story that can change the story of somebody else." - Ronne rock







    Thanks for Listening!







    I hope Ronne's story inspired you today.







    Is God calling you to serve with Orphan Outreach or some other ministry to children?







    Connect with Ronne!







    Kate Hurley







    You can connect with Ronne at ronnerock.com and onewomancanchangetheworld.com







    Ronne Rock weaves themes of transformative hope and grace-filled leadership into everything she shares on page and stage.







    She’s an award-winning marketing executive who travels around the world to gather words and images that inspire others to action with Orphan Outreach, a global nonprofit dedicated to serving the orphaned and vulnerable.







    She and her husband live in the Texas Hill Country.







    Stay awhile...







    Explore my website dorisswift.com and hang out for a while.







    Check out these free resources, like my Fear Fighting Bible Verses, and my ebook, Step Out of Your Doubt and Into Your Calling.







    Need help sharing your faith with others?







    Join my email list and receive my free resource, Simple Tips for Sharing Your Faith.







    When you subscribe you'll automatically receive my free monthly newsletter with valuable resources you'll love.







    Read my past blog posts and listen to previous podcast episodes all in one place on dorisswift.com!







    Blessings!







    Doris

    • 48 min
    45: Kate Hurley~An Unexpected Journey of Singleness

    45: Kate Hurley~An Unexpected Journey of Singleness

    In today’s episode, An Unexpected Journey of Singleness, I’m talking with my friend, Kate Hurley. Kate shares her heart and journey of prolonged singleness, but there's so much more to her story.







    (Friend, if you're viewing this post via email, the podcast player to listen in can be found here)







    Find out all about her book, Getting Naked Later: Making Sense of the Unexpected Single Life, which isn't just about purity; it's serious, humorous, and meets the reader right where they are with just what they need.







    Quotes from Kate







    Kate is honest and real about her struggles and shares how God understands them.







    "He wants me to have joy and hope, but He also understands why I struggle." ~ Kate Hurley







    I love how she said...







    "You can struggle and still trust in God." ~ Kate Hurley







    This quote by Kate is so powerful...











    It's okay to long and let go at the same time. How freeing is that?







    Gifted and Called







    Kate is also an amazingly talented singer/song writer and has toured all over the world. God is opening doors for her gifts to make an impact.







    She also talked about her upcoming book, Prodigal Mind: Change Your Story One Thought at a Time. She writes books about what's helped her so God can use them to help others.







    Who couldn't use a book like that?







    Another Fierce Calling action Kate is taking is starting a sponsorship program to teach minority low income youth free music lessons. LOVE!







    Thanks for Listening!







    I hope you were inspired by what Kate had to share. God has plans for each of us and although waiting is hard, God is always aware of the desires of our hearts. His timing is always worth waiting for.







    Connect with Kate!







    Kate Hurley







    You can connect with Kate at katehurley.com on Instagram @iamkatehurley and Facebook







    Kate's Restore Your Story Links...







    restoreyourstory.online and Restore Your Story Facebook Group







    Kate Hurley is a singer-songwriter, worship leader, writer, life coach, and teacher based out of Asheville, NC. She traveled the world for fourteen years sharing her music and stories. She has played and taught everywhere from castles in Germany to slums in India to 30,000 people hippie gatherings.







    She was a writer and performer with Enter the Worship Circle for several years. She has created seven solo albums and is on several other compilation albums, including Enter the Worship Circle: Third Circle.







    Kate loves living in intentional communities and has lived in several communities around the country. I know she'd love to hear from you!







    Are You Ready to Rise Up?







    Get Ready to Be Encouraged & Equipped!The Christian Women Entrepreneurs Rise Up Summit







    September 21 - October 11, 2020Whatever your business or ministry, you will benefit from this Summit!It's Free & OnlineRegister Today at www.2020RiseUp.com















    I hope you check this free online event out! Blessed to be a part of it and I know God is equipping His daughter's to rise up!







    It makes me think of Lydia and the amazing business woman she was! How about the Proverbs 31 woman? Wow, such inspiring examples we can learn from.







    Stay awhile...







    Explore my website dorisswift.com and hang out for a while.

    • 33 min
    44: Christine Trimpe~Satisfying Our Hunger with the Bread of Life

    44: Christine Trimpe~Satisfying Our Hunger with the Bread of Life

    In today’s episode, Satisfying Our Hunger with the Bread of Life, I’m talking with my friend, Christine Trimpe. We're talking about her life-giving transformation of body, mind, heart, and soul.







    (Friend, if you're viewing this post via email, the podcast player to listen in can be found here.)







    Her amazing transformation includes losing 100 pounds, and although we would all agree that was an incredible accomplishment, Christine's heart is that we not only learn how this was possible, but to personally know the One who makes all things possible.











    Her journey is centered on joy and Christine's story will inspire, encourage, and challenge you; so listen in while I have a chat with Christine Trimpe.







    Thanks for Listening!







    I hope you were inspired by what Christine had to share. Satisfying Our Hunger with the Bread of Life is key to healthy living.







    Connect with Christine!







    Photo credit: Sarah Wyatt-Stahl







    Christine Trimpe is a worship leader, writer, speaker, and joy seeker. She is also a weight loss warrior and recently *lost over 100 pounds for good.







    As Christine says, God flipped the cravings of her soul and called her to inspire, motivate, and encourage others to pursue their best health physically, emotionally, and spiritually.







    Her transformation story has been shared internationally in publications such as Reader's Digest, First for Women, Woman's World, and DietDoctor.com.







    You can connect with Christine at christinetrimpe.com where you'll find all the information she talked about on the show, including her keto website. All her social media links are there too!







    *BEFORE EMBARKING ON ANY KETOGENIC OR LOW-CARB/HEALTHY FAT DIET, WEIGHT LOSS DIET, INTERMITTENT FASTING, EXERCISE OR LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION PROGRAM, YOU ARE STRONGLY URGED TO MEET WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO OBTAIN AN ASSESSMENT OF YOUR PHYSICAL CONDITION, DISCUSS YOUR WEIGHT LOSS AND OTHER GOALS, AND OBTAIN THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL’S ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS.







    Connect with Doris







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    Fierce Calling News!







    Guess what, friend?







    The Fierce Calling Podcast will be moving to a new schedule! Beginning September 1, episodes will come out every other Tuesday to give you more time to listen in between episodes!







    Explore my website dorisswift.com and hang out for a while. You’ll find free resources, like my Fear Fighting Bible Verses, and my ebook, Step Out of Your Doubt and Into Your Calling.







    Need help sharing your faith with others?







    Join my email list and receive my free resource, Simple Tips for Sharing Your Faith. When you do you'll also receive my free monthly newsletter with great info and other resources you'll love.







    Read my past blog posts and listen to previous podcast episodes all in one place on dorisswift.com.







    Struggling with Forgiving Yourself?







    Pick up a copy of my book, Goodbye Regret: Forgiving Yourself of Past Mistakes. It makes a great gift and is perfect for women's prison ministries, pregnancy centers, and women's ministry events.







    I hope you’ll join me next time when I talk with another woman who is taking action where her passion, compassion, and conviction intersect. Until then, friend, have a blessed week and I’ll talk to you soon.







    Stay awhile...

    • 40 min
    43: Sarah Harmeyer~You Have a Place at Neighbor’s Table

    43: Sarah Harmeyer~You Have a Place at Neighbor’s Table

    Sarah Harmeyer, founder and Chief People Gatherer at Neighbor's Table ~ A Love Mission







    In today's episode, You Have a Place at Neighbor's Table, I'm talking with my friend Sarah Harmeyer from Neighbor's Table, a love mission.







    Sarah is a people-gatherer with the gift of evangelism. Don't you just love that?







    By the way, friend, if you're viewing this post via email, the podcast player to listen in can be found here.







    She is walking in her Fierce Calling by gathering people at her table. Little did she know that God had even bigger plans for Sarah's Neighbor's Table.







    He is continually expanding the boarders of her love mission. Now those Neighbor's Tables are multiplying across America. Neighbor's Table, a love mission.







    God not only called Sarah to be a people-gatherer, He encouraged her to find other people-gatherers, too.







    Other people who say, "You have a place at my Neighbor's Table."







    Here is what people-gatherers do. I found in this awesome quote from Sarah's website...







    We gather people.We build and deliver handcrafted tables.We live out a love mission together.







    Love the scripture mentioned in the show...







    "The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it." 1 Thessalonians 5:24







    Friend, the One who calls you is faithful. Answer His call on your life and see where He leads.







    God brought someone into her life who recognized her gifts and how she might pray about using them. She had no idea what that meant, but God did.







    And He revealed it one table at a time.







    He will do that for you too--one step at a time.







    As Always, Thanks for Listening!







    I hope you were inspired, encouraged, and challenged by what Sarah shared. By challenged I mean challenged to take action and step out in faith.







    If you're not sure what that step is, ask God and He will reveal it according to His timing and purposes.







    I love how Sarah said she is walking in her calling out of a place of rest in Him--and I know her guests can sense it.







    Sarah greets her guests with the genuine love of Christ and makes them feel welcome. Remember in the show how we learned she tells each guest, "I've prepared a place for you..."







    Just like Jesus Who has gone to prepare a place for us. Neighbor's Table is a little bit of Heaven on earth...







    "My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 14:2-3







    Is God calling you to join the Neighbor's Table family?







    Connect with Sarah!







    Sarah Harmeyer







    You can connect with Sarah Harmeyer at Neighborstable.com







    Instagram @neighborstable







    Facebook: Neighbors Table







    Connect with Me!







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    Then check out dorisswift.com and hang out for a while. You’ll find free resources, like my Fear Fighting Bible Verses, and my ebook, Step Out of Your Doubt and Into Your Calling.







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    • 39 min

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