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Are you longing for real life change and lasting impact? It is possible through a fresh encounter with God and His Word.
Join Elisa Pulliam, life coach, mentor, author, and speaker, as well as founder of More to Be, along with her co-hosts, special guests, and the More to Be Coaches, to discover how you can think biblically and live transformed - to be more like Jesus - as you seek to join God in His work every day.
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Are you longing for real life change and lasting impact? It is possible through a fresh encounter with God and His Word.
Join Elisa Pulliam, life coach, mentor, author, and speaker, as well as founder of More to Be, along with her co-hosts, special guests, and the More to Be Coaches, to discover how you can think biblically and live transformed - to be more like Jesus - as you seek to join God in His work every day.
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    God is Our Father and Defender | Encounter God #20

    God is Our Father and Defender | Encounter God #20

    Do you see God as your Father and Defender?
    Or do you resist thinking of God in this way as the example that has been set for you in regards to Fatherhood -- even manhood -- has not been positive?
    Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in the Encounter God Bible Study.

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    • 13 min
    #531: Parenting Perspective for the Teen Years

    #531: Parenting Perspective for the Teen Years

    Have you ever noticed that eye-rolling isn't something reserved just for a teen?
    Oh yes, all you have to do is mention parenting teens and you'll see plenty of eye-rolling from moms and dads alike. It's certainly not an easy task, but does it warrant such a negative response?
    Is there a way to enjoy parenting through the teen years?
    On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I'm joined by boy mom, Monica Swanson, for a candid discussion about raising not only teens and sons but also daughters. Our conversation weaves in and out of parenting insights and biblical principles as we consider the importance of raising our children for their teen years without fear fueling the process. True to the promises found in her book, Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You, Monica brings us wisdom, practical advice, resources, and encouragement.
    Monica Swanson and her husband, Dave (a hospital physician), are raising four sons on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. They have graduated one son, and homeschool the other three, and they spend much of their free time supporting their sons' competitive surfing and enjoying all that Hawaii has to offer. Monica's background is in sports medicine and fitness, and she shares inspiration for balanced living, as well as recipes, stories, and a ton of encouragement for families on her blog at MonicaSwanson.com.

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    Psalm 119, Ephesians 5Connect with Monica at monicaswanson.comBoy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You by Monica SwansonRelationship & Dating Guide for Teens21 Questions for Moms of TeensEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseBiblical Mentor Training CourseSisterhood Membership

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    • 47 min
    God is the King of kings and Lord of lords | Encounter God #19

    God is the King of kings and Lord of lords | Encounter God #19

    How well do you know the story of God?
    Is your understanding of Scripture a high-level view, where you get the gist of who God is and what He has done?
    Or do you understand the context where His character is revealed personally, His commands are relevant to your life today, and His promises carry hope for what is to come?
    It is too easy to pick and choose what we want to know and believe about God. But in doing so, we forsake knowing the richness of the God who made us in His image and ordained our lives with a glorious purpose. We miss out on the fuel that ignites our faith in times of suffering and trial. 
    Continue reading and watch the video teaching for not only this episode but for all in this series in the Encounter God Bible Study
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    • 13 min
    God is Gracious & Merciful | Encounter God #18

    God is Gracious & Merciful | Encounter God #18

    Do we not trust that God is who He says He is because we've never experienced His fullness in the flesh?
    Yes, we know God's promises. Yes, we can think about who He is and what He does, but how much do we fall into doubt because the fullness of God can't be contained in the flesh? So we turn to the things of this world for our security. We turn from God into worshipping our accomplishments and make idols of people who can actually see and touch.
    But where does that land us? We only become more and more distance from God, stepping deeper and deeper into rebellion, just like the Israelites.
    Continue reading and watch the video teaching for not only this episode but for all in this series in the Encounter God Bible Study
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    • 10 min
    #528: Avoiding Burnout through Sacred Rest

    #528: Avoiding Burnout through Sacred Rest

    Have you spent far too long trying to do it all, only to end up exhausted and overwhelmed?
    Does the idea of rest and refueling sound wonderful but impossible at the same time?
    Might it be safe to say that if you continue at this speed, you'll be destined for burnout . . . emotionally, spiritually, physically, relationally, and professionally?
    If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you'll want to hit pause on whatever you're doing and listen to this episode on the More to Be Podcast. Actually, even if you're not sure you're exactly headed for burnout, you'll want to bend an ear to hear what Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith has to say to us about the importance of sacred rest and the road it took her to find it. She is no stranger to over-achieving, burned-out living. Yet she found another way as God revealed to her that we are to work from a place of rest, and not rest only after we've finished our work. Yes, this episode is not only inspirational, it is practical for all of us seeking to embrace the gift of rest that God has given us.
    Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an author, speaker, and board-certified internal medicine physician near Birmingham, Alabama. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan teaching courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection. Her newest release is Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity, includes ground-breaking insight on the seven types of rest needed to optimize your productivity, increase your overall happiness and live your best life.
    Mentions | Links | Resources
    Connect with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith at ichoosemybestlife.comSacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity by Dr. Saundra Dalton-SmithConnection: 5 Ways to Improve Every RelationshipPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyExperience a Taste of Heaven Through Sabbath, Podcast #514Equine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood Membership
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    The Lord is Our Strength and Shield | Encounter God #17

    The Lord is Our Strength and Shield | Encounter God #17

    What comes to mind when you consider that God is your strength and your shield?
    Do you see a mighty warrior and defender before you, standing in front of you and protecting you from the onslaught of harm? Or does it feel like God is out there, somewhere, maybe strong and fierce against the attacks, but He has somehow overlooked that you need protecting?
    It's natural for us to perceive God through our circumstances, questioning His character and doubting His promises. But isn't that why we're studying the names and attributes of God so that our experiences do not define our faith but rather Truth becomes our plumbline.
    Continue reading and watch the video teaching for not only this episode but for all in this series in the Encounter God Bible Study
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    • 10 min

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