Are you an on-the-go listener? Well, this podcast is just for you! This is a parity to blog posts written on VashtiSarah.com. We will dive into topics that are not quite talked about, character traits we are too ashamed to admit, real-life issues, and more. Most importantly we will be highlighting Christian principles that will help us become a better version of ourselves. I want to motivate you. I want to cheer you on! I am in your corner. Thank you for joining me on this journey!
Technically right; Functionally wrong
The tongue is one of the smallest yet most powerful weapons we have. We will give an account for every idle word that we speak. In this episode we take a look at Matthew 12:36. The idle words are words that are used to slander, gossip, self-righteously destroy others and the list goes on. How we treat and speak about those in sin says a lot about what’s really in our hearts. Self-righteousness exposes for the sake of looking good about oneself and destroying the lives of others. Humility understands that lost people do lost things and love covers a multitude of sins. While many of us may be technically right in correcting sin, we are often functionally wrong whenever we allow the principle to take precedence over a person by self-righteously exposing sin.
All my friends are having children... what now?
One of my least favorite questions is, are you pregnant yet or when are you getting pregnant?
There's quite of bit of pressure in both questions along with guilt and shame because you're not where everyone wants you to be. While well-intentioned in the questioning, what we don't realize is that there are hurting women, husbands, and wives who fear the confrontation of childbearing.
In this episode I take the approach of how to phrase that question as well as encourage couples to refrain from giving in the poor reason of expanding their family:
Because everyone is having childrenIn order to please your significant otherTo keep your marriage from falling apartLet's shift how we ask women and couples about expanding their families and let's avoid the pressure to move to the next phase of life with ill-intentioned reasons.
All my friends are married... what now?
Poor reasons to get married are:
Because everyone else is marriedIn order to please your significant otherFor selfish reasons (sex, gratification, etc.)Whenever you start dating the pressures of marriage intensifies greatly. Whether it be from well-meaning friends and family or from personal insecurities, it just seems to smack you in the face every corner you turn. In this episode, I share my personal journey of enjoying the season I was in rather than rushing to get to the next phase of life. I realized that I would miss what was in front of me if I kept rushing to be where everyone else was. What I didn't want was to miss what God was doing.
All my friends are dating... what now?
Let's first establish that a few poor reasons to date are:
Because you’re lonelyFeeling left outSomeone is convenient There are plenty more to add to this list, but we will stick with what we have. In this episode, I share my personal journey through singlehood and how I thrived rather than withered during this time. Here's the good news, singlehood isn't all bad. I personally believe that it is one of the most paramount times of your life in forming who you are and who want history to remember. It's up to you to make it a good one!
Test Yourself | Ft. Atanza Vongor
With the start of every new year, we are faced with many opportunities to change, grow and become a better version of ourselves. In this episode, fitness trainer and owner of Vongor Fitness Training, Atanza Vongor dives into his personal journey of learning to test his limits in order to see what he's capable of. He challenges listeners to steward what they've been given and to become comfortable with the uncomfortable that disciple and changes bring.
More on Atanza Vongor:
Instagram - @atanzavft
Vongor Fitness Training
310 SE Fourth St
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Beautiful Mess: Seeing the upraise beauty in the mess before you | FT. Lauren Zoucha
It's fair to say we've all faced some type of mess in our life. Our minds and heart can often get muddy in these situations as we ponder life. In this episode, guest Lauren Zoucha shares her walk through one of her most challenging messes and how she was able to get through this. Diving into Proverbs 3, Lauren shares a unique perspective on lessons learned through life's happenings when disruption to the pattern of a sustainable life gets muddy. Lauren encourages listeners to:
At all times seek God (P 3:21) - inviting Him into the mundane part of our lives.Find accountability - we're not meant to do life alone.
Follow Lauren Zoucha on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/laurenzoucha/
Short and sweet. Relatable topics. Real Christian perspective. Vashti is very personable. I feel like we are just having a good conversation when I listen.
Really good nuggets
Short and to the point, I think that’s why I love it so much. She is inviting and is able to relate. I love the personal examples and makes me the listener want more about the topic.
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