God Hears Her explores the stunning truth that God sees you, He hears you, and He loves you because you are His. It's for women who are in the trenches of the beautiful and messy moments of relationships, work, ministry, and life. Join Elisa Morgan (author and speaker) and Eryn Eddy (founder of the lifestyle brand, "So Worth Loving”) as they explore relevant faith-topics and invite guests to share stories of how God has met them in the every-day.
Truth in Leadership (with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson)
Most of us want leaders who are dependable, trustworthy, and honest. What do you value in a leader? How do you view leadership? In this episode of God Hears Her, guest Natasha Sistrunk Robinson confronts the topic of leadership and how one’s journey can be influenced by good or bad leadership. Join Natasha as she talks through leadership and the value of truth with hosts Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy.
About Our Guest:
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is the president of T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc, the author of A Sojourner’s Truth as well as other books, and the host of A Sojourner’s Truth: Conversations for a Changing Culture podcast. Natasha is also a doctorate student at North Park Theological Seminary, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and the U.S. Naval Academy. Natasha has served her country as a Marine Corps officer and federal government employee at the Department of Homeland Security.
Notes and Quotes:
Truth telling requires discipline.—Natasha Sistrunk Robinson I am so thankful that when people told me lies about myself, I didn’t believe them.—Natasha Sistrunk Robinson In our world, lives are at stake. . . so I show up with an urgency because we have a mission!—Natasha Sistrunk Robinson I think we use people for their skills and we don’t have a care for their humanity, their family or their health.—Natasha Sistrunk Robinson We need to be humble to the global church. —Natasha Sistrunk Robinson I’m trying to be attentive to where people are at, because while I can’t change lives, God can!—Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
Matthew 6:33 Matthew 28:19–20 Jeremiah 6:14 Psalm 7:11
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Loving Bravely (with the Teigens)
Relationships take a lot of work to maintain and grow in. Differences come up whether we like it or not and points of conflict can make us feel like running as far away as possible. Finding points of connection can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, but the relationship grows best when we love bravely. Married couple, Rob and Joanna Teigen, have worked through many ups and downs throughout their marriage. Join them and hosts Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy as they reflect on marriage and the work it takes to build healthy relationships while loving each other bravely.
About Our Guests:
Rob and Joanna have celebrated over twenty-five years of marriage and are loving life with two sons, three daughters, and a beautiful daughter-in-law. They share an addiction to coffee, bookstores, and Christmas music. They debate whether two dogs are enough and who should win “The Voice” every season. Rob and Joanna are a neat-freak married to a mess, an explorer to a homebody, and an introvert to a ‘people person.’ But they do agree that their vows are for always, children are a gift, and prayer is powerful. Over the years, the Teigens have lived in five states as they made their way to West Michigan. Serving as foster parents, marriage mentors, small-group leaders, and authors, they are passionate to help couples and moms and dads experience the power of God in their families. They look forward to meeting you here, supporting your pursuit of God and the hearts of your loved ones. They can’t wait to grow together with you.
Notes and Quotes:
In marriage you have your individual struggles and your individual passions, but you have to figure out how to bring those together.—Rob Teigen When people ask, ‘how have you stayed married?’ Sometimes the response is just, “I stayed.”—Elisa Morgan The marriage covenant may keep you together, but you can’t let yourself stay there. God wants so much more for marriage.—Rob Teigen There are different seasons in marriage, but you can’t let your feelings convince you they’re true. —Eryn Eddy Even after thirty years of marriage, it requires continuous work.—Rob Teigen Marriage and parenting is like being in charge of someone’s soul.—Rob Teigen
1 John 5:14 1 Corinthians 13:7
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Life After Tragedies (with Julia Pinkster)
When tragedy strikes it might be tempting to run from God or start to doubt His goodness. Some of us may be caught up in wondering where He is when bad things happen. How have you reacted to tragedies in your own life? In this episode of God Hears Her, hosts Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy invite you to a conversation with guest Julia Pinkster as she reflects on multiple tragedies in her life and how God has been with her and her family through all of them.
About Our Guest:
Julia Pinkster grew up in Kalamazoo, MI where she went to Loy Norrix High School. She attended Grand Valley State University for two and a half years but is now transferred to Kalamazoo Valley Community College to pursue a degree in Paramedicine. She has a service dog named Willow who is two years old and a yellow lab. Growing up, she had two younger brothers. One of them had severe cerebral palsy. She grew up as a caregiver for her brother and this has led her to have a passion for helping others. On top of hoping to become a paramedic, she hopes to become involved in raising and training dogs for police K-9 units. Her faith is so incredibly important to her and has been her biggest rock when she has gone through the darkest of times.
Notes and Quotes:
The best way to help heal from traumatic situations is to help others in similar situations.—Julia Pinkster It’s important to be selfless. If you focus on yourself too much, you will get down on yourself and constantly ask “why me?”—Julia Pinkster It doesn’t matter the amount of time you have on earth, it’s about the number of people you impact.—Julia Pinkster If you are struggling with any dark thoughts, be vulnerable, tell someone, and think about the people around you who love you and would miss you if you were gone.—Julia Pinkster Humans are not meant to do life on our own.—Julia Pinkster
Psalm 90:12 Psalm 23:4
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Discussions on suicide and traumatic, descriptive scenarios of death.
Looking Back to Move Forward: Our 100th Episode!
God Hears Her has officially reached its 100th episode! Join hosts Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy as they reflect back on the show with producers Daniel Ryan Day, Mary Jo Clark, and Jade Gustafson. You’ll hear lots of laughter as they share how the team came together, the behind the scenes of producing the podcast, and their reflections on favorite past episodes. Join God Hears Her for its special 100th episode!
Notes and Quotes:
In the very first recording, within three minutes, Eryn and Elisa had pulled each others’ chairs across the divider so they could sit right next to each other.—Daniel Ryan Day I had to fight against the idea that I didn’t have purpose unless I was a wife and mother. But that’s something I appreciated about God Hears Her.—hosts from different generations and guests from all sorts of backgrounds.—Mary Jo Clark Sometimes we have to be the community we want to find. – Daniel Ryan Dan Sometimes the best way to create community is to ask people for help.—Elisa Morgan More like creative followership than leading—the Lord has brought the team here to lead. It’s more asking God to help me to be open-minded and trusting that God is behind the scenes. It’s mutual respect for each other—coleading.—Daniel Ryan Day I didn’t like podcasts before becoming a producer for a podcast.—Jade Gustafson The day before Our Daily Bread Ministries contacted me about this podcast, I had a pastor tell me that I should not have a microphone due to me going through divorce. It devastated me. What I learned is that God always has the final say.—Eryn Eddy We’ve been on the other side of life change with about seventy people. Every story impacted me.—Eryn Eddy What do you do in relationships that are difficult for you? Stay with the difficulty. Stay with the discomfort. Stay with the love.— Elisa Morgan As producers, we do research about all these people and we prepare questions, and then we get into the conversion, and it’s always so unexpected. Like with Ellie Holcomb—so authentic and real about her story and her pain. None of that was planned.—Jade Gustafson That underlines why it’s called God Hears Her. He just takes it. People probably don’t realize that it’s not planned. It’s just a conversation that unfolds. I hope that convinces you that God hears you.—Elisa Morgan We think we want control. But then we find out God’s ways really are better than our ways. Even when life doesn’t seem to be looking like it’s better.—Daniel Ryan Day It’s gorgeous how each one of us had been told something that the enemy wanted us to believe and then God Hears Her is the birthplace of God saying, “No, I hear you, I see you. You are loved. I have a different plan, and I’m going to transform you with the guests that I bring on the show.”—Eryn Eddy
God Hears Her website: https://www.godhearsher.org/ God Hears Her newsletter sign-up: https://www.godhearsher.org/signup Subscribe on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/god-hears-her-podcast/id1511046507?utm_source=applemusic&utm_medium=godhearsher&utm_campaign=podcast Elisa’s Instagram: elisa morgan author Eryn’s Instagram: eryneddy Episode 4: Taste and See (with Margaret Feinberg) Episode 57: Living with Depression (with Sarah J. Robinson) Episode 33: Adventurous Obedience (with Kari Jobe) Episode 47: Jesus, Justice, and Women (with Tiffany Bluhm) Episode 8: When We Feel Invisible (with Robert Gelinas) Episode 78: Loving Your Neighbor through Conflict (with Alexandra Kuykendall) Episode 91: Understanding Your Brain and Pain (with Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe) Episode 32: Mental Health and Faith (with Dr. Christina Edmondson) Episode 75: Space for Everyone (with Vivian Mabuni) Episode 15: Navigating Difficult Relationships (with Patricia Raybon) Episode 37: Truth and Grit (with Ellie Holcomb) Episode 24: When We Feel We Aren’t Enough (with Laura Smith)
Conversations with God (with Lori Hatcher)
Does prayer feel hard to you? Do you struggle with knowing how to talk to God about your cares and concerns? Do you ever hide your prayer requests from God as if they’re not good enough? Does prayer feel like a chore rather than a conversation? Well, on this episode of God Hears Her, guest Lori Hatcher shares how prayer is just talking to a dear friend who wants to hear from you! Lori also shares with Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy about her own personal faith and how it has influenced her to change the way she prays through different seasons of waiting in her life.
About Our Guest:
Lori Hatcher is an author, blogger, pastor’s wife, and women’s ministry speaker. She’s written five devotionals, including Refresh Your Prayers: Uncommon Devotions to Restore Power and Praise, and Refresh Your Faith: Uncommon Devotions from Every Book of the Bible. Her articles and devotions have appeared in numerous print and online publications including Our Daily Bread, Guideposts, Revive Our Hearts, and Crosswalk.com. A contest-winning Toastmasters International speaker (ACG, ALB), Lori uses high-impact stories to impart transformational truth. Lori and her husband, a pastor, live delightfully close to their four grandchildren in Lexington, South Carolina.
Notes and Quotes:
Prayer was not meant to be a monologue. It was meant to be a two-way conversation.—Lori Hatcher When we take everything into our hands, we leave Him out of the picture.—Elisa Morgan I sat under sound Bible teaching for two years before the Word of God penetrated my heart.—Lori Hatcher For prodigal mamas who wonder if all those years of raising their kids in faith was a waste, now they’re not living for God. Was that a waste? God’s Word never returns void.—Lori Hatcher Sometimes our greatest step is to allow God to find us. If we just let ourselves be found and loved it’s, maybe, the hardest thing we’ll ever do.—Elisa Morgan Listening to God is far more important than giving Him your ideas.—Lori Hatcher Instead of getting things from God, you get God.—Lori Hatcher The transformation happened when I learned to listen. The main way God speaks to us today is through His Word.—Lori Hatcher The main purpose of prayer is to build our relationship with God.—Lori Hatcher Every time we read God’s Word, He’s speaking to us.—Lori Hatcher
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With God in the Unknown (with Brianna DeWitt)
A lot of us make a plan for our lives or have expectations for the way we think that our life will turn out. How do we react when things don’t go according to our plan? How do we trust God with the unexpected? Join Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy on God Hears Her as they talk to Brianna DeWitt about the ways her life has not gone the way she planned.
About Our Guest:
Brianna DeWitt lives, bakes, and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You can find her spending time with her friends or young nieces and nephews, reading a book, or making a new dessert involving peanut butter and chocolate.
Notes and Quotes:
It’s difficult to desire something that God made, and said it’s a good thing, and to not have it. —Brianna DeWitt Comparison is hard when other people have the things we want in our lives. —Brianna DeWitt You can let yourself be sad, you just can’t stay in that sadness. —Brianna DeWitt Do you truly believe that the life God has planned for you is better than anything you could try to do on your own? —Brianna DeWitt The Lord can’t drive a ship with an anchor. —Erin Eddy Sometimes it takes a long time to be able to see what God is doing. —Brianna DeWitt It’s hard to come up with answers to the questions that I, and others, have about my own life. —Brianna DeWitt Be open to the ways life is going to look different from the way you thought it would. —Brianna DeWitt
(The story of Joseph) Genesis 37–50 “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” —Genesis 50:20
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Life Changing Podcast
I am so beyond grateful for this podcast. I needed to renew my faith in God and spend time with women who talk about God. This is exactly what I need in my life right now. I feel like this show touches on so many taboo subjects in Christian spaces and gives us permission to talk about the hard stuff. I love how real this podcast is. I went to catholic school growing up and this type of openness was never encouraged and I always felt held back when I was young. I truly believe this show champions what being religious and believing in God should look like. Not judging others, not condemning others, letting space open up for hard conversations. This is exactly what youth should be brought up in. I wish I had this when I was growing up. This allows for great mindset growth on how to be a believer and be human. I truly believe these types of conversations change the world. It’s changing mine every time I listen. Thank you so much for doing this podcast. I feel so blessed. You two are world changers.
Broken life can be fixed by opening the doors for God.
I'm 14 yrs old, I started hearing this podcast because ive noticed that im not living right. I feel like my life is broken but in reality it isnt, its just that I dont have a good relationship with God. This podcast sounds awesome for people who are struggling and want a good relationship with God like me. :)
I love these ladies and the guest they have on their podcast. May God continue to bless them and their reach.