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How does a godly woman live in a world out of sync? Anxiety, pressure, and constant change unsettle us all. Through glimpses of history combined with a sensible approach to Scripture, Heart of the Matter Radio opens the path through the chaos. There’s a message for everyone—authors, young moms, mothers of teens, homeschool moms, emptynesters. Here’s a place to talk, rest, and learn.

Heart of the Matter Radio Cynthia L. Simmons

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How does a godly woman live in a world out of sync? Anxiety, pressure, and constant change unsettle us all. Through glimpses of history combined with a sensible approach to Scripture, Heart of the Matter Radio opens the path through the chaos. There’s a message for everyone—authors, young moms, mothers of teens, homeschool moms, emptynesters. Here’s a place to talk, rest, and learn.

    Understanding Gluten Intolerance

    Understanding Gluten Intolerance

    I have a sensitive stomach, so I'm very sympathetic with anyone who has digestive issues. Nothing ruins your day faster than nausea or tummy pain.

    Susan Neal was my guest this week. She has written a book called Solving the Gluten puzzle and offered help understanding gluten intolerance

    • 22 min
    How to Dress Fast and Look Terrific

    How to Dress Fast and Look Terrific

    When I discovered I carried my fifth child, I decided I would not look dead. After all, men care what their wives look like. In a roomful of couples, men will rate the couples by how attractive the wives are. And I determined I would dazzle.

    However, dressing up takes time, and so I brought an image consultant, Jill Swanson. She wrote Out the Door in Fifteen Minutes.

    • 28 min
    How to Run Hard but Rest Well

    How to Run Hard but Rest Well

    Rest? I never did it. I prided myself on my ability to do four things at once. A busy homeschool mom with five kids! i finally got sick and realized I needed to slow down, but I didn't know how.

    How do you REST?

    Brenda Janks was my guest this week. She has a ministry helping people rest and sleep at night. Listen to her describe what healthy rhythms look like.

    • 40 min
    Be a Productive Homeschool Mom

    Be a Productive Homeschool Mom

    Homeschool moms have at least two full-time jobs. Managing a house with multiple children, especially toddlers, presents a challenge. Add lessons, essays, math, science projects, fractions and grammar. Wow.

    Psychologist Melanie Wilson offered help. She homeschooled her six children and wrote curriculum.

    • 28 min
    How to Have a Blessed and Redeemed New Year

    How to Have a Blessed and Redeemed New Year

    In America, we can dream and make that dream come true. And in Christ, out choices to create reflect the nature of God.

    Svetlana Papazov shared from her new book, Church for Monday how much God loves us. She also said we can live out a redeemed future every day of our lives.

    • 29 min
    Showing Kindness at Christmas

    Showing Kindness at Christmas

    Magic. That word described my childhood memories of Christmas. We weren't wealthy, but Mother bought thoughtful gifts that demonstrated how much she cherished me. I believe that's the message of Christmas. God demonstrated how special we are to him by giving his son.

    My guest was Fay Lamb, and she wrote Christmas under Wraps. That novel depicts what I believe Christmas can be. She shared ways we can love others this season.

    • 23 min

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