Welcome to my podcast, Her Journey Towards Change. This is a faith-based life coaching podcast for women who, like me, are on a journey to live the best life possible...and then something happens. Something un-foreseen and everything changes. Life feels foreign. You feel stuck. It's difficult to move forward. And reaching out can be hard. Right? Believe me, I know.
If this is you, this podcast is for you. I don't claim to have all the answers, but I do know who does. God wants more for you. You were created to live your best life. So, I hope you go on this journey with me to a more positive perspective and take those hard steps together through Her Journey Towards Change.
28 Quiet Devotionals with the Lord with Author Becky Sims
In today's episode #80 of Tuesday's Talk, I discuss with Hope*Writer and Author, Becky Sims, her new book, Porch Chair Prayers. Becky says, "We all need a few minutes to rest, reflect, and spend time with the Lord." I truly loved my conversation with her as she shared her inspiration behind the concept and birth of her book, as well as the meaning of each devotional.
Becky has a strong faith in Jesus and a love for writing encouraging letters to friends and others. In July 2020, she began a blog, porchchairprayers.com, to help other women longing to grow closer to the Lord to gain hope and meaning in their lives, while looking forward with confidence to eternity in Heaven. A new post is released each Sunday morning.
Porch Chair Prayers: 28 quiet devotions with the Lord is a devotional book incorporating blog post devotions already released. It was self-published with the help of her sons who did the editing, formatting, and cover designing.This time in our world is especially difficult with social distancing separating us from family, friends, and even our churches. Fear and confusion can overpower peace and quiet time for many women. Each devotion contains a title and Bible verses, followed by a short life story, poem, or action steps. The focus then returns the reader back to the truths of God, concluding with a prayer and journal prompt. These readings can be completed in as little as 3 minutes, while allowing for further study and reflection.
Becky is a wife, mother, Hope*Writer, former teacher, and author. She has been active in her church choir. She especially enjoys her quiet time with the Lord and often spends time in her porch chair in prayer.
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How To Deal With Someone Who Really Gets On Your Nerves
Today's episode #79 is entitled, Flipping The Character Coin, as I talk with author, writer, podcaster and Army wife of 15 years, a dog mom of eight years and a girl mom of six years, Elisa Preston. She’s an avid cookie baker and eater and she'd spend every day in the sun if she could. She's written three small town novels about love and family, all found on Amazon. She lives in western New York with her family. Elisa will be giving away a free copy of her most recent book, At The Corner of Summer & Harvest, which is found on Amazon. Any likes or comments on this episode will automatically put you in the drawing.
On her blog and podcast, Praise Through It, Elisa writes and speaks about seeing the praiseworthy side of our daily struggles, especially when it comes to how God sees us, how we see ourselves, and how we see our closest people.
Have you ever flipped a coin? That one coin has two sides. Sometimes we don't see or share the other side of our coin. Sometimes, it's all one-sided.
Elisa and I discuss her blog and podcast episode entitled, Flipping The Character Coin, and how it's all about considering that we rarely see the whole of the person and considering that there's more than what meets the eye.
I also give a few character scenarios that may be on the not-so-positive side and Elisa shares her Flipping The Charcater Coin concept to help see the other side of that charcater that I hadn't seen before. We both share some of our struggles with this and Elisa summarizes how practicing this concept can bring us closer to a postive change and more importantly, closer to God.
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YOU ARE NOT YOUR STRUGGLE/Mid-Week Motivation Pt.1
Today's episode #78 is for all women, including myself, who are challenged from the lesser to the greatest degree possible with self-doubt and limiting beliefs of who you ARE and who you ARE NOT, according to your appearance, status quo, expectations of others, achievements or self-worth. Today, I want to raise awareness of those misconceptions and lies we tell ourselves. I want to challenge your limiting beliefs, your doubts, your failures and replace them with the truth; the more rational and reasonable logic. Because you are more. Way more than what you or anyone else says or thinks you are. You are more according the the God I love, know, trust and serve.
Tune in to next week's Mid-Week Motivation of Who You Really Are.
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Tuesday's Talk with Author Anna Kettle Episode #77
In today's episode, I talk with Author Anna Kettle about her new book release, SAND BETWEEN YOUR TOES-Inspirations for a Slower, Simpler, and More Soulful Life.
Anna is a Christian writer, blogger and an award-winning marketing professional. Her first book, 'Sand Between Your Toes' is out now. This beautifully presented book is an inspiring collection of daily devotionals, hope-filled prayers, and practical tips and ideas that will encourage readers to slow down, simplify and find God's peace each day amid life's many complications.
Anna is a coffee lover, bookworm, travel enthusiast, music fan, keen foodie, gatherer of people, and a big believer in the healing power of words. She is married to husband Andy, and mom to their little boy, Ben. They live in the beautiful waterfront city of Liverpool, England.
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Tuesday's Talk with Writer/Blogger Rachel Rains Episode #76
Today's Tuesday's Talk guest is Writer and Blogger Rachel Rains. Rachel finds tremendous joy equipping and encouraging maturing believers to find meaning in the journey-this side of Heaven! Especially through the widely shared campaign, #theLoveChallenge. Rachel currently resides in southern Oklahoma with her amazing husband, DeWayne, and admits to frequently bragging about her true pride and joy, her adulting daughter, #StormyGirl.
On this episode, Rachel and I discuss her on-going campaign #theLoveChallenge. As she explains, ' The Love Challenge is a strategy for tackling the greatest challenge ever set before us: loving one another.'
She goes on to say, "If the world is our mission field as Christ followers, then the Love Challenge is our field guide; prompting us to be "so full" of God's love. But the world isn't only a mission field, but it is a battlefield littered with broken, messy circumstances and challenging, un-loveable people.So how do we navigate a fallen, imperfect world? she asks. We are to love as God does; overflowing with His tender, loving care."
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Mid-Week Motivational 1 Episode #75
Today is the first of many Mid-Week Motivationals that will be posted on Wednesday of each week. In this episode, I talk about using our motivational muscle to stay mindful of positivity, some of my favorite quotes, and a moment I experienced a year ago about being in the moment and letting our light shine. To be the soul of a place. And I ask the question, What does our light look like? What kind of example are we leaving with others?
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I so enjoy the calm inviting voice Laura brings to her podcast. The conversations she has with her guest are transparent and touching. Thank you for life changing truths.
Positive and Inviting
Laura has such a positive and inviting spirit. She encourages her guests to speak from their hearts. I appreciate learning from Laura and all of her guests!
The kind of Sister-in-Christ you hope to be on the path of change!
Laura is so generous and kind. She is easy to talk to and asks all the right questions when it comes to journeying towards change. She is the definition of a Sister-in-Christ coming alongside you with encouragement, affirmation, guidance and most of all—loving!