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Practical Faith Resource: A Grace-Filled Guide to Lent
What emotional connotation does the season of Lent hold for you? For many women, there is a strange shame and asceticism tied to the concept of a 40-day fast. For others, it's a season of stale ritual that has no bearing on real life. But what if I told you that the season of Lent could be a deep and rich time, full of God's grace? What if I told you that Lent could meet you right in the thick of your real, everyday life and nourish your spiritual growth far beyond the 40-day season. In this guide, I take you through some necessary steps to crafting a Lenten fast that's meaningful and connected to your personal spiritual growth journey. Listen in!
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Resources I recommend:
Kitchen Meditations Podcast by Edible Theology
Little Way Chapel Lenten Guide for Families
Naming Motherhood with Elisa Preston: Intentionality, Grief, and Lament in Mothering
Join Leslie as she interviews Elisa Preston, author, podcaster, and certified Enneagram coach who aims to help women see old burdens in a new way. In this interview, Elisa shares her tumultuous journey into motherhood, and gives phenomenal insight and wisdom into the complexity of navigating motherhood amidst grief and lament.
*TW* Elisa shares her birth story between 15:00-25:30 on this interview. If you are a mom who has a traumatic birth that you haven't fully processed the details of, you may want to skip Elisa sharing hers.
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Being With Podcast: Geoff Holsclaw and Jim Wilder on attachment in our spiritual formation
This Blog Post on Lament in Motherhood @ Mothering by Faith
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Spiritual Growth Resource: Scripture Devotion on Embracing Differences in your Mom Tribe
In the last episode, Leslie interviewed Langley Korepanova, who in the midst of several pieces of wisdom shared a story in which she was at first off-put and offended by a mom who thought differently than her. After consideration, however, Langley came to see the other woman's difference as a gift and strength in the lives of our children.
If you ever struggle to embrace different viewpoints in your community of people helping you raise your kiddos, this episode will I hope encourage you to consider God's intention in creating so many different people with so many different viewpoints. To quote the classic cliche–it truly takes a village to raise a child. But, will we embrace the village we're given, or will we hoard the raising of our children in fear that a different viewpoint or approach might be more harmful than helpful?
If you missed my conversation with Langley, make sure to check out episode 17 to get the context for this episode.
For a more basic conversation on the need for community in our mothering journey, check out episodes 3 and 4.
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Naming Motherhood with Langley Korepanova: Sanctification and Togetherness through Differences in Motherhood
This week's episode is a treat where Leslie interviews one of her best friends Langley Korepanova. Listen as we unpack some of the key experiences of growing into Christ through the unique journey of motherhood, and her key for finding deep fellowship in the midst of this mothering life.
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Spiritual Growth Resource: Finding Comfort in the Scriptures
Do you struggle to be consistent in your Bible Study since becoming a mom? Last week, Caitlin Mallery shared her mindset shift from intellectual understanding of the scriptures to finding comfort in God's Word as key to keeping her seeking truth in this way. In this episode, Leslie walks listeners through a familiar passage of scripture and then uses guided imagery and reflection questions to help the scriptures travel from the intellect into the heart. Toward the end of the episode, Leslie shares a repeatable process for finding comfort in the scriptures as well has her favorite comforting passages.
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Naming Motherhood with Caitlin Mallery: Owning Your Unique Motherhood Journey and Walking with God
Join Leslie as she interviews Caitlin Mallery, a mom of 4, baker, and writer who shares motherhood wisdom about owning her own unique motherhood journey, finding God in our everyday mothering lives, and finding comfort in the scriptures. You won't want to miss the things Caitlin shares, especially if you're a mom who struggles with not fitting a specific mold of how you mother your children.
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Leslie does a great job sharing the hard parts of motherhood in a biblical way. There are so many resources out there that leave out the key part: Christ. I appreciate that Leslie ties it all together and encourages moms to keep growing.
Relatable and Relevant
Leslie does such a great job at naming the things in our motherhood that we don’t know how to explain. Her discussions with other Christian moms are so relatable and I find myself nodding my head in agreement through every single episode. I also feel like I’m right there in the room and a welcome part of the conversation. I also love her guided meditations that take you step by step through a great spiritual practice that is rooted in scripture. I have loved the encouragement that this podcast has brought me, and I’m sharing it with so many moms!
Hope for moms of littles!
Leslie’s calm and reassuring voice draws you in. She’s the mom of two littles navigating life in the thick of the daily monotony of motherhood. Here is the friend who makes you laugh and helps you name the experience. For anyone who is looking for community, connection, and companionship in a season that is normally characterized by competition— this is for you!!!