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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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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.

    • video
    Christmas Thoughts from Martha Washington

    Christmas Thoughts from Martha Washington

    Today women work themselves almost to exhaustion decorating, buying presents, and planning parties. How did they celebrate Christmas in the past? Has the holiday always been so hectic?
    Step back in history with "Martha Washington", wife of our first president. She offered thoughts from her experience and explained how her family celebrated Christmas.

    • 2 min
    Discover the History of Santa Claus

    Discover the History of Santa Claus

    Most Americans associate Santa with Christmas. Now that Thanksgiving is over, you'll see 'Santa' everywhere. However, the real Santa didn't sport a big belly or wear a red suit. He believed in Jesus, and he helped people in need. My guest this week spent hours reserching the man behind the myth. Rhonda Robinson wrote The Legend of Christmas, the Untold Story of the Real St Nicholas. under the pen name Theresa White.

    • 17 min
    • video
    Thanksgiving Message from the Past

    Thanksgiving Message from the Past

    "Mrs. Lincoln" shared the President Lincoln's ardent desire for the entire nation to praise God in November 1863. He made Thanksgiving a national holiday to be celebrated on the third Thursday of November.

    • 3 min
    Discover the Benefits of Thanksgiving

    Discover the Benefits of Thanksgiving

    If you live very long, you will face trials. Gut wrenching stuff. The Lord even promised we would have trouble in this life. So why on earth does the Word say to 'be thankful in all things?' (I Thessalonians 5:18). That really seems crazy because none of us like the hard parts of life. I would rather sip tea and read a mystery novel about some other person's problems. 
    My guest this week was Author Carol Leatham. After living through a long-term trial, she wrote Finding Joy in My Messy Life. Her answers are raw but real. 

    • 24 min
    The Secret to Finding Strength for Tough Moments

    The Secret to Finding Strength for Tough Moments

    My guest this week was Author Debbie Wilson. She teaches a Bible study in her home and has written a Bible study series about how God is big and we are not. The next book in the series, Little Strength Big God, comes out soon. Debbie shared one of her earthquake moments and told how God gave her strength through that time. How wonderful to have a God we can depend on when life falls apart. 

    • 19 min
    Unlocking the Keys to Hospitality

    Unlocking the Keys to Hospitality

    With the holidays approaching, we'll all be entertaining in our home. By showing hospitality, we can have a huge impact on the lives of others. 

    Author and speaker Victoria Duerstock was my guest this week. We talked about how hospitality touches people,  overcoming barriers, and great ways to share your life with others.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Mslazurek ,

her heart is gold

i had the privilege of knowing Cynthia not only as an author but as a woman. She is passionate about history and instilling Christian values into our children. Her podcast allows listeners to do exactly what the title implies- get to the heart of the things that after to her listener, and she addresses them with grace and class.

khvhufx ,

Very inspiring and interesting!

I enjoy listening to Cynthia’s wisdom and encouragement. Her show helps to clear a path through the chaos we are facing in the world, giving women the courage to go forth in faith. Her topics cover many issues and subjects, allowing all to benefit in whatever area they need guidance or courage.

Christine Joy•Fueled Living ,

Wisdom for this Heart ❤️

I have been listening to the monthly series for a woman’s heart. Having just experienced a prickly situation, the episode with Maggie Rowe really encourage my heart! This is a wonderful podcast for women to rest in wisdom from a community of Jesus Girls sharing stories for God’s glory!

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