Hi there and welcome to Lighten Up Sweet Pea! A podcast created by two great friends, who love their families, tattle over women’s issues, and pursue God in the everyday moments of life. Join Lisa and Leah as they share their crazy adventures, some female frustrations and a few glowing ah-ha moments. Each episode has the ingredients to make you smile, ponder, cringe and laugh out loud. Whether you’re eighteen or eighty, these super casual conversations will brighten up your day and lighten up your heart!
Perceiving & Receiving God’s New Thing!
Happy 2022, Sweet Peas! God declared in Isaiah 43:19, “Behold, I am doing a new thing.” This is a well-known and frequently quoted verse during this time of year, but that’s just part of the verse. While we’re busy making our New Year’s resolutions, cleaning, organizing, and filling in our brand-new calendars, we can often ignore a very important question. God ended this statement by asking His people, “…do you not perceive it?” In other words, God is doing anew thing, but we can miss it. YIKES! Join Leah & Lisa in this episode as we talk about the importance of constantly keeping our eyes on our Father God to perceive what new things He is up to, so we can obey and follow His lead. We don’t want to miss a thing!
Our Favorite Things!
Hey there, Sweet Pea! Did you know that God cares about every single aspect of our lives… our likes & dislikes; even in the “little things?!” He is our good & loving Abba Father that delights in showing us His favor! It’s just who He is! Do you have a favorite food? He designed your taste buds that way and He loves to bless you with it on occasion! How about a favorite pastime or hobby? He instilled that creativity & ability in you! You getting the idea?! As the traditional church Doxology proclaims, we are to “Praise God from whom all blessings flow!” so join Leah & Lisa in this episode as they chat (and sing & giggle!) about a few of their favorite things praising God in the process!
Which One Are You?!?
Can you believe Christmas is upon us, sweet peas?!? We know your time is extra busy right now, but we have a special treat for you with this new episode you won’t want to miss! We are chatting about several of the familiar characters of the Christmas story found in Matthew 2:1-11 and the extra special treat is that we were joined by our personal Bible teacher, Beverly Finnen. She is the Teaching Leader for the Bible Study Fellowship group that we attend & we are so happy we get to share her insight with our sweet peas! So whether you’re baking, wrapping, cleaning or maybe resting (Ha!Ha!), grab your earphones and tune in. You’ll be glad you did!
Thankful for the Gift of Laughter
Close your eyes, clear your mind and think about this for a second… What if God, the Creator of all things seen & unseen, did not design the human body to laugh?! Can you imagine what the world would be like without laughter?! What about your own life?! E-GADS!!! Now, reopen your eyes, look up and smile… aren’t you thankful for this precious gift from God? Join Leah & Lisa and special guest, comedian Michelle McNair, as they chat (and laugh!) about the dignity & the joy through laughter all believers have received from our Abba Father! (For more info. about Michelle be sure to check out her website www.thatfunnylady.com)
Dear God It's Me - A.C.T.S. of Prayer PT2
Lisa & Leah are back for Part 2 of their conversation about the conversing with God, the Father. So far they’ve discussed the importance of having a simple, yet powerful prayer life by intentionally praising God & how our times of confession actually bring us refreshment! Now they are breaking down why expressing thanks is a game-changer, especially before bringing our requests to Him. Sometimes we just need to get back to the basics to strengthen & encourage our relationship with God. That’s our prayer for you, Sweet Peas!
Dear God It's Me - A.C.T.S. of prayer PT1
Do you struggle with your prayer life? Is it something you wish came more natural to you, but you don’t even know where to begin? Or, if being completely honest, does the word “prayer” disinterest you?... bore you?... scare you?... or worse, does it guilt you? Join Leah & Lisa on today’s episode as they talk about the gift of prayer (aka: talking with God!). Grab a seat (or your headphones if you’re on the go!) and join in as they chat about what prayer is, what prayer isn’t and why it’s such an amazing gift from the Lord!
Hi to Lisa!
I’m an old friend of Lisa and i have no idea how I found this lol But I’d love to reach out to her. What’s the best email to reach her? Thank you!!
My prayer lately has been “help me figure out how to seek You in this season”. I have felt unable to grip the relationship with God that I hold dearly. I have asked him, “What study? What new thing will refresh my soul? Where do I begin?” And suddenly this podcast showed up in my library with the most recent title of “Quiet time”. As someone who has taught the scriptures, has the Bible degree, and has given biblical advice to other ladies, I’m still in awe when God shows up so profoundly. I never downloaded this podcast, but it’s here. Thank you ladies for making this podcast. It is an answer to my prayer. And an extremely specific one at that :)
Lisa is my mother-in-law and one of the “heads” on my Mt. Rushmore of Godly influencers! Her “to-the-point” spiritual wisdom and her infectious laugh are just a few things you will love about her! This podcast with her and Leah is such a good conversation between two righteous women who are simply trying to be more Christ-Like. Please take time to glean from these conversations that Christ is using them in!