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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.

    How to Teach Your Children about Real Love on Valentine's Day

    How to Teach Your Children about Real Love on Valentine's Day

    When I grew up, we passed out valentines to everyone in our classroom and ate candy with cute quotes. I always saved the prettiest valentines for my friends, but no one talked about love.

    However, moms can use the celebration to teach that real love is a choice, not a feeling.

    Author Peggy Sue Wells offers ideas for fun teaching activities for the occasion.

    • 33 min
    How to Have Strong Faith in an Uneasy World

    How to Have Strong Faith in an Uneasy World

    Do you get tired of the tension all around us? My guest, Rebecca Price Janney can help. She told a story about the riots of the 1960s and a revival that broke out during that time. Listen to her tips for keeping your faith strong.

    • 25 min
    How to Pray Effectively

    How to Pray Effectively

    Elaine Helms, known as the prayer lady, was my guest this week. She shared how to pray for yourself and others and watch God work.

    • 39 min
    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

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