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A weekly podcast designed to strengthen your marriage, parenting, and personal relationship with Jesus.

Let's Parent on Purpose with Jay Holland Christian Parenting

    • Kids & Family
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A weekly podcast designed to strengthen your marriage, parenting, and personal relationship with Jesus.

    Ep. 277: Our Father is Always Working

    Ep. 277: Our Father is Always Working

    Sometimes I feel the pressure to fix all of the broken things in my family and friends. It’s especially paralyzing when you cannot see what God is doing. In this devotional form John 5, we see that Jesus did nothing of his own initiative, but only what he saw His Father already doing. If the Son of God only worked in areas where He could see his Father working, shouldn’t we enjoy the freedom of following His example? God doesn’t need us to join his work, but he wants us to. As we join the Father, we grow in character and skill. We go from knowing about God to knowing God. And the more time we spend working with our Father, the more we become like our Father. This is the second episode in my “Upside Down Insights” series. Birthed out of our bone marrow transplant journey, these are insights God has given me as our world turned upside down.
     
    Resources Mentioned:
     
    Sign up for my Things for Thursday Email: https://tinyurl.com/292kv68y
     
    Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God:
    https://amzn.to/ 37jJJTa
     
     
     
     
     

    • 23 min
    Ep. 276: The Freedom of Simplicity

    Ep. 276: The Freedom of Simplicity

    What would happen if you had to live without 95 percent of your “stuff”? That’s exactly what our family has been experiencing as we live in a rental house for a couple of months. The conclusion: we are just fine. It’s led me to think about how much stress and anxiety we normally live under because of our accumulation of stuff and commitments. How do we fightback to simplify our lives so that we can truly live in the freedom Jesus gives us?This is the first episode in my “Upside Down Insights” series. Birthed out of our bone marrow transplant journey, these are insights God has given me as our world turned upside down.
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    Sign up for my Things for Thursday Email: https://tinyurl.com/292kv68y
     
    If this topic interests you, check out Richard Foster’s Freedom ofSimplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World: https://amzn.to/3OdR9bn
     
     

    • 22 min
    Ep. 275: What if My Child Gets Sick... Really Sick

    Ep. 275: What if My Child Gets Sick... Really Sick

    There are few fears more gripping to a parent than the thought that one of their children might get sick... really sick. Sick to the point of real suffering. Sick to the point of no answers. Sick to the point of death.
    This is something we’ve been walking through as a family for eight years now. Having experienced the dreaded diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, having walked through years of bad news, good news, injections, and hospitalizations, I want to offer some wisdom that we’ve gained along the way.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Sign up for my Things for Thursday Email: https://tinyurl.com/292kv68y

    • 18 min
    Ep. 274: What If You Don’t Fit In?

    Ep. 274: What If You Don’t Fit In?

    One of the common feelings shared by our children is "I feel like I don't fit in.” The truth is this feeling doesn’t go away just because we become adults.
     
    I've been thinking about that...
     
    From my personal experience and from over 20 years as a pastor, I have come to believe that "I don't fit in" is a more common feeling than "I fit in". 
 Today I share thoughts on why I think this feeling is a part of the curse, and how the Gospel is the cure.
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    Sign up for my Things for Thursday Email: https://tinyurl.com/292kv68y

    • 16 min
    Ep. 273: What if I Fail As a Parent

    Ep. 273: What if I Fail As a Parent

    Fear of failure as a parent can paralyze a mom or dad. In my new “What if…?” series I look at the reality of our parental failure through the lens of the gospel. We talk about:
     
    1. Why many of our failures don’t matter
    2. The reality that there will be many times when you really blow it
    3. How to view your failure in the light of the gospel.
     
    Failure is not the last word, and God can use our worst moments to shape some of the best character qualities in our children.
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    Sign up for my Things for Thursday Email: https://tinyurl.com/292kv68y

    • 26 min
    Ep. 272: The Spiritual Journey to Physical Health with Amber Lia

    Ep. 272: The Spiritual Journey to Physical Health with Amber Lia

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 74 percent of adults in the United States are overweight. After 10 years of marriage and five pregnancies, Amber Lia, a former college athlete and recreational bodybuilder, found herself to be one of them. Feeling ashamed of her physical state and knowing that she could and should do better—for herself, her husband, and her children—she embarked on a journey to reclaim her health, one unhealthy pattern at a time. We discuss her journey to spiritual and physical health, understanding the importance of your “why”, identifying food triggers, and learning to replace unhealthy habits with healthy ones.
     
    Amber Lia is an independent certified health coach who has been on her own transformative health journey. She has written and coauthored several books, including Marriage Triggers and the bestselling parenting book, Triggers. A former high-school English teacher, Amber is a sought-after mentor for women and a regular contributing writer for The Better Mom. Amber and her husband co- run the faith-friendly production company Storehouse Media Group, and they live in Southern California with their four boys. To learn more, visit AmberLia.com.
     




    Resources Mentioned:
    Sign Up for My Things For Thursday Email - https://bit.ly/3EDH56y
    www.amberlia.com
    https://www.instagram.com/therealamberlia/
    Your Future Self Will Thank You with Drew Dyck - https://
    letsparentonpurpose.com/2021/01/03/your-future-self-will-thank-you-
    with-drew-dyck/
    Food Triggers: Exchanging Unhealthy Patterns for God-Honoring Habits by Amber Lia - https://amzn.to/3mLUbY9

    • 36 min

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