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Equipping Christian Moms to embrace their season, live life on mission and share Jesus right where they are!

Like a weekly coffee date with the girls, Somer and her guests come together to ask the hard questions, have honest conversations and dive deep into God’s Word. Her heart is to equip and encourage Moms who are seeking to model an authentic Christian walk for their families while also making an impact for the kingdom through love in action wherever God has them in their current season of life. Following the Deuteronomy 6 model, Somer encourages listeners to identify their gifts, talents and current season of life as opportunities to impact the lives of others and bring their children along in the journey reminding us there are opportunities everywhere and every day to love right where you are!

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Equipping Christian Moms to embrace their season, live life on mission and share Jesus right where they are!

Like a weekly coffee date with the girls, Somer and her guests come together to ask the hard questions, have honest conversations and dive deep into God’s Word. Her heart is to equip and encourage Moms who are seeking to model an authentic Christian walk for their families while also making an impact for the kingdom through love in action wherever God has them in their current season of life. Following the Deuteronomy 6 model, Somer encourages listeners to identify their gifts, talents and current season of life as opportunities to impact the lives of others and bring their children along in the journey reminding us there are opportunities everywhere and every day to love right where you are!

    Know Thy Gamer: How to Engage With Kids Who Love to Game with Drew Dixon

    Know Thy Gamer: How to Engage With Kids Who Love to Game with Drew Dixon

    Welcome to the Love Where You Are podcast! 
    In today’s episode I am joined with Drew Dixon.
    Drew is the co-founder of Love Thy Nerd, a ministry that offers a better way to share the love of Jesus to nerds and nerd culture. 
    Let’s face it: the digital age has changed the way we parent. So, instead of ignoring what your children are playing or removing the videogames altogether, Love Thy Nerd offers an opportunity for parents to understand their children and the kinds of games they are playing.
    Drew wrote a book titled "Know Thy Gamer" to discuss important movements in the gaming world. He guides parents to a better understanding on the topic through a Christian lens. 
    In this episode, Somer and Drew Dixon discuss:
    common myths related to video games benefits of gaming  and the often missed opportunity for parents and churches to engage and share the love of Jesus with gamer culture Let's equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to face this digital age of parenting. 
    Thank you for being here today. Now, let's dive into the conversation! 
    Connect with Drew at lovethynerd.com and grab a copy of his new release HERE!
    Resources for researching video games:
    commonsensemedia.org 
    Esrb.org
    Twitch 
     
    FAVORITE TAKE-AWAYS:
    -Common myths about video games 
    Video games are going to make our kids violent  Video games are going to turn my kid into a mindless zombie i.e. addiction Love Thy Nerd exists to be the love of Jesus to gamers and their culture.
    220 million Americans play video games regularly.
    The church has an opportunity for mission and connection with nerd culture.
    -If your child is identifying themself as a “nerd” or a “gamer”, the best thing you can do as a parent is be curious about that - and genuinely so.
    -If we keep love at the center, that guides everything else that we do
    -Everything in our culture is designed to ‘get its hooks into us’.
    -Video game addiction is a very small subset of the gaming population, less than 1%
    -Video games engage our brain in a way that’s deeper than a book or movie because the player gets to have input.
    -Our kids experience a sense of accomplishment in gaming. We do not want to diminish their accomplishments even if it doesn't seem special to us. 
    REMEMBER:
    God is the author or play and fun.
    These days games do bring people together.
    Boredom is your friend as a parent - we need to let go of this idea that our kids constantly need something to do. 
    Mindset: "I want to learn about you because you are my child and I love you - I want to know what makes you tick, without judgment."
     
    CONNECT with Somer! 
    Stay connected to Somer and the Love Where You Are podcast through her Facebook & Instagram! Now, go love where you are and live on mission for Jesus today. 

    • 39 min
    How to Biblically Apply the Enneagram to Your Parenting with Beth McCord

    How to Biblically Apply the Enneagram to Your Parenting with Beth McCord

    Welcome to the the Love Where You Are podcast! 
    In today’s episode I am joined with Beth McCord.
    Beth McCord an author, speaker, coach and the Founder and Chief Content Officer at Your Enneagram Coach, an online platform for individuals and couples to learn about, explore and get certified in the Enneagram. She has years of experience and a passion for coming alongside individuals, couples, and groups. Beth is leading the way in simplifying the deep truths of the Enneagram from a Biblical perspective. Her mission is to make personal awareness and growth accessible for everyone, anywhere, so they can experience health and transformation in every area of their lives.
    In this episode, Somer and Beth dive deep into how the Enneagram can help you in your marriage, parenting, and even your relationship with God.
    Thank you for being here today. Now, let's dive into the conversation! 
    You can connect with Beth through Facebook, Instagram, and you can take your own Enneagram personality test here!
    You can also order her new book! 
    ENNEAGRAM TYPES:
    Type 1: The Principled Reformer
    Type 2: The Nurturing Supporter
    Type 3: The Admirable Achiever
    Type 4: The Introspective Individualist
    Type 5: The Analytical Investigator
    Type 6: The Faithful Guardian
    Type 7: The Enthusiastic Optimist
    Type 8: The Passionate Protector
    Type 9:  The Peaceful Accommodator
     
    FAVORITE TAKE-AWAYS:
    The enneagram is a tool to help us understand the different ways we see, interpret and react to life’s circumstances. 
    We all have our strengths and our weaknesses, and the Enneagram can be a tool to help us recognize them and those in others. 
    We are more than just one of the “types”
    How can I better know myself so I can set up my kids well but also see them for who they are and bless them instead of making them what I think they should be?
     
    AWARE: 
    A - Awaken to what we are thinking, feeling and our body’s sensations
    W - Welcome, acknowledge what is going on
    A - Ask healthy questions
    R - Receive what is true and tend to your needs so you can regulate
    E - Engage in relationships in a new way with new perspective 
     
    REMEMBER:
    The other gift you can give your kids is apologizing. 
    Learn how to communicate well what makes you uncomfortable and what you need.
    We have to understand our limitations. There is grace in growth.
    We know that we are safe and secure in Christ, we know that we are His beloved and each enneagram type is longing for a particular message to be said and experienced in their heart and Christ has actually already accomplished that for us.
    Never use the enneagram as a weapon against others.
    SCRIPTURE: 
    Romans 5:8 - Christ came while we were still sinners
     

    • 42 min
    The Lies the Enemy Speaks to Your Kids: The Lies GOOD Moms Believe with Charity Rios

    The Lies the Enemy Speaks to Your Kids: The Lies GOOD Moms Believe with Charity Rios

    Welcome to the last episode in my mini-series, THE LIES GOOD MOMS BELIEVE! 
    In today’s episode I am joined with Charity Rios.
    Charity is the author of My Heart’s Garden - a picture book and workbook designed for parents and kids to equip them to identify and battle against the lies the enemy speaks to the hearts of children. She is pefectly equipped to help me tackle today's conversation. We'll be focusing on the lies the enemy speaks to our children. 
    We have spent the last 12 weeks identifying and calling out the lies the enemy speaks to YOU - the hearts of moms. We’ve countered each lie with the Truth of scripture and encouraged you to embrace the incredible role you’ve been given as biblical steward over the lives of your children.
    Now - what about the lies the enemy speaks to the hearts of your kids?
    If you’re anything like me, you can handle a little attack here and there but when the enemy messes with your babies - LOOK OUT!
    If you’re thinking - how and where do I even begin teaching my kids about something that I am still battling myself - this episode is for you!
    In this episode, Somer and Charity discuss the process of teaching kids how to tend their hearts, identifying the lies of the enemy, and who the enemy is without scaring them. Charity also explains her "heart flags" and what it means to become a student of your children. Somer and Charity talk in depth about the struggle but also give you tools from a Biblical foundation so you don't have to be afraid. Remember, Jesus has already won.  
    Thank you for being here today. Now, let's dive into the conversation! 
    You can find Charity through Facebook, Instagram, and her website. 
    You can also purchase her book "My Heart's Garden" on Amazon! 
    For this week's downloadable prayer, click here! 
     
    FAVORITE TAKE-AWAYS:
    The enemy is ruthless attacking the core of our children’s identity 
    Common lies the enemy speaks to the hearts of our kids:
    Identity 
    Performance
    Your kids struggles are not your failures
    If it aligns with scripture, the character of God and if it is encouraging - it is from God. Scripture is a solid place we can stand even when our feelings are not lining up. 
    While my intentions and my heart for my children is good, God’s is better.
    Don’t be scared of the questions - see them as an opportunity to engage with their hearts share Truth with them.
    Truth will always stand.
     
    REMEMBER:
    Model for our kids and teach them how to talk to God and give Him their pain, their fears and their disappointments
    We’re all learning how to hear His voice and access Him more
    Speak life into your kids
    Show them as a Mom that the place you go to for comfort is God.
    I tell my kids satan is real, I don’t water it down, but I don’t give him power.
    The enemy does not play nice
     
     
    THE 4 R's: the process of teaching your kids to tend their hearts and identify lies the enemy speaks to them...
    Recognize
    Repent
    Receive
    Rejoice

    • 54 min
    I Have to be Supermom! : The Lies GOOD Moms Believe with Lisa Clark

    I Have to be Supermom! : The Lies GOOD Moms Believe with Lisa Clark

    Welcome to my latest series, LIES GOOD MOMS BELIEVE! 
    In today’s episode I am joined with Lisa Clark. Lisa co-hosts both The Wonder podcast and Raising Sinners podcast with our friends over at Christian Parenting where she encourages Moms weekly to raise their children by God’s Word. Together, we're tackling the lie: I have to be supermom! 
    Lisa co-hosts both The Wonder podcast and Raising Sinners podcast with our friends over at Christian Parenting where she encourages Moms weekly to raise their children by God’s Word. 
    Today’s hustle culture creates a never ending hamster wheel that gets us rushing from one thing to the next. It also creates an environment for us and our kids to find our identities in what we do and not who we are. 
    Pretty soon we find ourselves and our families living life waiting for the next break instead of soaking up the mundane moments that build the culture and character of our family. And all because of this lie: the super mom. We wanted to be super mom and do the things the world defines as super!
    In this episode, Somer and Lisa go over how we, as Christian moms, find balance in all the things and cultivate a God-centered home. 
    I’m so grateful you are joining me today! Let’s dive in!
    You can connect with Lisa through Instagram! Also her website. 
    You can also check out her book Raising Sinners as well as her podcast of the same name, Raising Sinners on Christian Parenting. 
    For this week's downloadable prayer, click here! 
     
    FAVORITE TAKE-AWAYS:
    Our kids need love, tenderness, devotion, discipline, structure
    We have the best intentions but super mom does not exist - and if she does, she’s exhausted, she’s anxious, she’s tired and she really is missing out on those mundane moments of the day. Those mundane moments of the day are where memories are made.
    There is nothing in scripture that encourages us to hustle.
    We need to understand that we are the vessel that God is using to get to His children, to bring His children back to Him.
    Make a list of things I’m doing to prepare my child for eternity vs. Things I’m doing to prepare my child for life - which one is more full?
    I don’t want to raise my kids and my family and be in that “I can’t wait until…” mentality. I want to be present.
    If you’re feeling defeated, that’s a lie from the enemy. Whatever we are walking through as parents, God is greater.
    A lot of these things that are causing you to be stressed out and feeling less than are not things that your kids ever asked of you as Mom.
     
    SCRIPTURE:
    Deuteronomy 6
    1 Corinthians 10:31
    Romans 8:18
     
    REMINDERS: 
    You’re not missing a thing - you are making a family.
    These are the good days - don’t wish for another day.
    We can’t miss those mundane moments that make a family and make who we are.
    You are the heartbeat of your home.
    You are never too far gone for a fresh start and a fresh beginning from the Lord.
    That’s the business that He’s in - changing our hearts for Him.
    As parents, never be discouraged!

    • 55 min
    I Have to be Perfect or I am going to Mess Up My Kids: The Lies GOOD Moms Believe with Sarah Wood

    I Have to be Perfect or I am going to Mess Up My Kids: The Lies GOOD Moms Believe with Sarah Wood

    Welcome to my latest series, LIES GOOD MOMS BELIEVE! 
    In today’s episode I am joined with Sarah Wood. She is a friend, writer, speaker and Editor-in-Chief of Mom Mentor. Together, we're tackling the lie: I have to be perfect or I am going to mess up my kids.
    Our Momma hearts have a deep desire to do well and to be confident that we are, in fact, good moms who are doing a good job with our kids. We want to look back on our motherhood journey and know that we did what was pleasing to the Lord by raising little disciples who, ideally become adults living out their lives with kingdom purpose. So naturally, this is an area the enemy is going to attack because he knows if it is important to us, we can be found vulnerable.
    You are going to love this conversation with Sarah. She and I dive into the real life struggles, the mom fails and the lessons we’ve learned so far in our motherhood journeys as it pertains to perfectionism.
    Sarah will share how her experiences have helped her to grow as a mom and as a believer and offer you practical steps to encourage and get your started in silencing this lie and replace it with Truth about your identity, your mission and purpose.
    Are you ready? I’m so grateful you are joining me today! Let’s dive in!
    You can connect with Sarah through Instagram! 
    Also check out her ministry, Mom Mentor! Here is where you can find her book, "What Other Moms Never Told Me". 
    For this week's downloadable prayer, click here! 
     
    FAVORITE TAKE-AWAYS:
    It's not about perfectionism, it’s about control. We have to realize as moms that we are stewards, we’re not puppet masters. Because it’s God’s plan for their lives, not our plans for their lives.
    We cannot impose our identity and self-worth on our children and their behavior. The minute we do that, it places this terrible millstone around their neck.
    God is the perfect Father but look at His children.
     
    SCRIPTURE:
    2 Timothy 1:6-7
    2 Timothy 3:3-6
     
    REMINDER:
    *Our children can be a process God teaches us, just as we teach them. 
    *Sometimes when we say no, that means we are a good mom.
    *As moms we are cultivating character. It’s not about cultivating an image, it’s about cultivating character.
    *God honors the prayers of a mother. It is something we do as warriors.
    *We are constantly standing in the way in between the enemy’s pursuit of our kids and God’s plan for their life. 
    STEPS we can walk out: 
    Think about what you’re thinking about. Call it out and bring it into the light. Write it down and find a verse that will combat the lie. Get to work - keeping speaking God’s Truth over yourself Lies are not only meant to discourage, they are meant to distract and take you off course.

    • 51 min
    I Have to Justify My Actions as a Mom: The Lies GOOD Moms Believe with Misty Phillip

    I Have to Justify My Actions as a Mom: The Lies GOOD Moms Believe with Misty Phillip

    Welcome to my latest series, LIES GOOD MOMS BELIEVE! 
    In today’s episode I am joined with Misty Phillip. She is a friend, author, speaker, host of the By His Grace podcast and founder of Spark Media. Together we're tackling the lie: I have to justify my actions as a Christian mom.
    In today’s society, Christian parents are faced with challenges like never before when it comes to how they steward and shepherd their children in a world blatantly seeking the destruction of faith and family. 
    Today, Misty and I want to call out the lies the enemy whispers to keep you questioning yourself, your convictions and chipping away at your confidence as the parent to your children. 
    We’re diving into scripture and giving practical steps to embolden you to parent with “God-fidence” as the Lord leads you throughout your parenting journey for “such a time as this”.
    Are you ready? I’m so grateful you are joining me today! Let’s dive in!
    You can learn more about Misty on her website. 
    And you can connect with her through Twitter, Instagram  and Facebook! 
    For this week's downloadable prayer, click here! 
     
    FAVORITE TAKE-AWAYS: 
    The enemy has only a few tactics - he comes to discourage, to distract us, to think of anything other than the Lord
    He (the enemy) uses the same tactics, it just manifests in different ways
    If it’s a condemning thought - it’s not true
    Take our thoughts captive and line them up with the Truth of scripture
    Be the gatekeeper of our minds so we don’t dwell on it because then it becomes sin
    We have to be intentional with the choices we make
     
    REMINDER:
    God gave us these children as gifts and that’s because He thinks we’re the one for the job
    My family looks exactly the way God intended it to look
    God is faithful to give us what we need when we focus on Him and that is why it is so important that we extinguish those lies
    We have to be infused with the Word so the Word comes out of us.
    If the Word is not in us the Word will not come out of us
    The first step is understanding that we are in a battle
    Declare Truth over ourselves and over our situation
    We have to fight for our kids hearts and minds and continually pouring into them
    The more I had to make different choices the more it emboldened me
    We have to change what we’re doing as a society because so many kids are walking away from their faith
    Drop the facade that everything is perfect and okay
    Surrounding yourself with a loving community is a game changer
    When we’re isolated we’re more susceptible to those mind games the enemy plays
    Have “God-fidence” knowing God has entrusted us to be the parents of our children and He will give us the wisdom we need to parent each child in the way they need
    If you see mom-shaming, stop it, confront it and gently correct
    God has given us everything we need to do our jobs as moms
    God has us and our little disciples here “for such a time as this”
    There’s peace in your decision making when you are trusting in Him
    SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 3:5-6
     

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

mollydaphreink ,

Great podcast!

Somer is a warm, encouraging and thoughtful podcast host. Great for moms like me. Definitely add this one to your list!

Rebecca Dotson ,

Such a needed show!

I’m so grateful for Somer and her passion to point others to Jesus!

Charity Rios ,

Love this podcast!

Somer is so relatable and such a great host. I love the depth of these conversations and that the interviews always lead me into greater intimacy with Jesus!

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