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Join best-selling author (and fellow struggler), Joanna Weaver in the Living Room - a podcast for Christian women featuring inspiring interviews with Christian leaders and solo shows shaped to a woman's heart. All designed to give you practical tools for living, loving, and leading like Jesus.



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Join best-selling author (and fellow struggler), Joanna Weaver in the Living Room - a podcast for Christian women featuring inspiring interviews with Christian leaders and solo shows shaped to a woman's heart. All designed to give you practical tools for living, loving, and leading like Jesus.



Learn more at bit.ly/tlrpodcast

Join the Living Room Facebook Community @JoannaWeaverLivingRoom

    064: Best of TLR with Michele Cushatt | The Living Room

    064: Best of TLR with Michele Cushatt | The Living Room

    “If life was ice cream flavors, I wouldn’t have chosen pain and suffering...”

    Today's Best of The Living Room Summer Series features Michele Cushatt and her book I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is.

    Michele's personal journey through cancer forced her to discover her identity in Christ alone and has inspired many women to do the same. She reminds us that it is often the crucible of suffering that brings purity and depth in our walk with God. While life doesn’t always turn out the way we planned, it doesn’t have to shatter our confidence or steal our joy.

    BONUS - Don't miss your opportunity to win Michele's book bundled with books from all of the authors featured in The Best of the Living Room Summer Series plus a $75 Amazon Gift card! Find out how below.

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    Important Takeaways from Show



    Faith is not a transactional relationship that depends on doing all the right things.

    Cancer and trauma can make visible on the outside our brokenness on the inside.

    * Our natural reaction to pain is to shut down in isolation or push ourselves too hard in perspiration.

    * Rather than running or hiding, we are invited to sit and work through our pain with Jesus, the One who knows and understands it all.

    We often don't realize what our identity has been tied to until it is taken away.

    People often source their identity in careers, roles, talents, appearances, and relationships. But if it can be taken away, it’s not who you are.

    * Our identity must be entrenched in God's love, the one thing that never changes.

    * In the moments of our pain, we need God's presence, not His performance.

    The foundational cement under true confidence is humility.

    Humble confidence is found in honest self-awareness, owning our mistakes and recognizing areas for growth.

    We are invited to love God for who He is rather than striving to earn His love for what we do.





    Links from Show

    I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is

    Michele Cushatt's Inspired Life Mastermind

    Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

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    063: Best of TLR with Debbie Lindell | The Living Room

    063: Best of TLR with Debbie Lindell | The Living Room

    “There is beauty in every step when you just keep walking with Jesus!”

    Today's Best of The Living Room Summer Series features Debbie Lindell and her book, She Believes: Embracing the Life You Were Created to Live. 



    Debbie's personal struggle to believe that she had what it took to lead others and learning to seek God and rely on His truth and power resonated with so many women. She reminds us all that it is not enough to know or even understand the truth of God's Word, we have to embrace it for ourselves.



    BONUS - Don't miss your opportunity to win Debbie's book bundled with books from all of the authors featured in The Best of the Living Room Summer Series plus a $75 Amazon Gift card! Find out how below.

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    Important Takeaways from Show



    * The enemy wants us to doubt God's truth about who we are

    * We have to believe that God can use us and then rely completely on His power

    * If we rely only on ourselves, we will never see the supernatural power of God manifested in our lives

    * Get alone with Jesus so He can speak His truth and direction into your heart

    * God specializes in changing hearts

    * When we choose obedience, it gives God access to change our hearts

    * If we'll give God our time, He can transform our faulty thinking

    * God longs for His children to look to Him first and He never fails to respond

    * When we commit ourselves to God, He will work in His timing and His ways  (Psalm 37:5)

    * As the bride of Christ, we are invited into an intimate relationship with God which requires intentionality

    * The more time you spend with God, the more you begin to hear and understand Him

    * God speaks to us in many different ways when we are actively listening

    * Our responsibility is to seek God with all of our hearts; it is up to Him to speak to us how He desires

    * Prayer is the baseline for understanding who God is and what He can do in and through us



     





    Links from Show

    She Believes: Embracing the Life You Were Created to Live

    She Prays: A 31-Day Journey to Confident Conversations with God

    Designed For Life Conference 2021

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    062: Best of TLR with Susie Larson | The Living Room

    062: Best of TLR with Susie Larson | The Living Room

    "You were made for life and life more abundantly!"

    Today's Best of The Living Room Summer Series features Susie Larson and her book, Fully Alive: Learning to Flourish Mind, Body and Spirit.



    Susie's personal story of  walking through years of chronic health issues and dealing with the residue of past pain resonated with me and many others. She shares important lessons God taught her about the connection between the body and the soul reminding us not to settle for less than Jesus came to give, an abundant life!



    BONUS - Don't miss your opportunity to win Susie's book bundled with books from all of the authors featured in The Best of the Living Room Summer Series plus a $75 Amazon Gift card! Find out how below.

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    Important Takeaways from Show

    1. Even Christians face hardships



    * Jesus told us to expect trials in this life, but we get to choose how we will respond.

    * For the believer, life on earth is as bad as it will ever get.

    * What we tell our soul about who God is and our troubles will determine how we fare, not only through that trial, but on the other side of it.



    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

    2. You can rest in God's love



    * Nothing heals our soul like God's love.

    * Every time you are tempted to look down on yourself, practice saying "You love me, Lord!"

    * Pick a memory of when you felt most alive. Buried in that memory is a sign of what God wants to restore. Place it before God and together, hand in hand, you can experience true life again.



    "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." 1 John 4:10

    3. Recognize Satan's lies and replace them with God's truth



    * You can't outrun a lie. You've got to turn around and face it and put it under your feet.

    * Don't run away when old traumas and hurts arise, but rather run to God.

    * If the Lord brings things to the surface it means the Lord intends to heal it.



    "We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ" 2 Corinthians 10:5

    4. Put your hope in God



    * When God doesn't show up the way we thought, we can feel stuck and discouraged. The answer is to live with expectancy rather than expectation.

    * Expectation is premeditated disappointment because we have a specific outcome in mind.

    * Waiting is hard, but heroes are made in the waiting.



    "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Romans 15:13

     



    Are you carrying hurt that continues to weigh you down? Are you feeling emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausted? Run to God today and begin your journey of wholeness by simply saying "Lord, heal my soul, make me whole!"



    You were made for life and life more abundantly. It is time for you to fully live!





    Links from Show

    Fully Alive: Learning to Flourish Mind, Body and Spirit

    Fully Alive DVD Study Guide

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    • 44 min
    061: Best of TLR with Joanna Weaver | The Living Room

    061: Best of TLR with Joanna Weaver | The Living Room

    You are deeply loved and desired by God! 

    This summer, we're going to revisit some of The Living Room's most popular episodes. But I thought we'd start off with a solo show I did on "Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life" to give you a peak at the heart behind the podcast and announce some very good news!

    Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World Video Bible Study is now available ONLINE!!!

    Designed to go with my best-selling book, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, this 10-session study repackages the previous DVD Study teachings in a course format - but also includes a FREE study guide! Perfect for groups and individuals.

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    We'll be discussing...



    * Sin may have ended the Garden of Eden, but it did not end our relationship with God.

    * Jesus didn't just wait for people to come to Him, He came to us!

    * Friendship with God is not about what we DO; it is all about what He’s already DONE!

    * Intimacy with God is not something OUTSIDE of us, it’s God living WITHIN us!

    * We don’t have to EARN His favor – He’s already EXTENDED His favor.

    * Acknowledge the presence of God. He is with you, He is for you and He is at work!

    * Invite God to take the throne. We will never truly know God until we truly surrender our lives to Him.

    * Enjoy a living conversation with the Lord by talking to Him all throughout the day.







    We will never truly know God until we truly surrender our lives to Him. - Joanna Weaver, TLR Episode 007Click To Tweet

    Links from Show

    Having a Mary Heart in a Marth World 

    Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

    Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World Sample Chapter

    Blog: The Day Love Was Born

    Blog: Spiritual Mountain-Climbing 101

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    060: Why Life Is Better with the Holy Spirit with Jeannie Cunnion | The Living Room

    060: Why Life Is Better with the Holy Spirit with Jeannie Cunnion | The Living Room

    "The Holy Spirit makes the grace and love of Jesus real to us!" 

    In this episode, Jeannie Cunnion shares from her newest book, Don't Miss Out: Daring to Believe Life Is Better with the Holy Spirit. Having already served Jesus for 40 years, Jeannie realized that she had been missing out on all that the Holy Spirit was intended to do in her life. While Scripture teaches that God gives us the Holy Spirit to help us the moment we put our trust in Jesus, many of us still try to live our Christian lives in our own strength.



    As Jeannie's desire for more of God grew, so did her awareness of the powerful work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit invites each one of us into a beautiful intimacy with Him and longs to empower us to live out God's purposes for our lives.



    For all of you moms who long to help your children to love and live for Jesus, there is a special part in this episode that will speak right to your heart!

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    Important Takeaways from Show



    * The Christian life is fueled by the power of the Holy Spirit

    * The Holy Spirit is not just for the gifts of the Spirit or Fruit of the Spirit

    * We can welcome the Holy Spirit's presence and power into our lives on a daily basis

    * Jesus relied on the power of the Holy Spirit and told His disciples they needed to wait for the Holy Spirit (John 14-16)

    * The Bible refers to the Holy Spirit as our intercessor, comforter, helper, champion, counselor, and strengthener

    * If we try to live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit we will limit how far and deep we will go

    * The Holy Spirit makes the grace and love of Jesus real to us

    * Grace is the power and the desire to do God's will (Philippians 2:13)

    * The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, which opens our eyes to our need of a savior, and assures us of the righteous standing we have in Christ (John 16:8)

    * He is working even when we are not aware of it

    * The Holy Spirit transforms us - when we abide in the Spirit, His fruit becomes more evident in our lives (John 15)

    * "His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." (2 Peter 1:13)

    * When we learn how to commune with the Holy Spirit, He invites us to be a part of a sacred intimacy with the entire Trinity

    * When we feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit, we have the choose to yield

    * God's Word instructs us how to set our minds on the Holy Spirit (Galatians 1-5)

    * The Holy Spirit speaks as an advocate whereas the enemy speaks as an accuser

    * We cannot fill the role of the Holy Spirit in our children's lives

    * When we walk in the Spirit we can plant seeds into our children's lives, but only He can make them grow

    * "I've discovered it's not how intensely I struggle but how completely I surrender" ~ Ken Gire





    But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor,

    • 51 min
    059: The Lazy Genius Way with Kendra Adachi | The Living Room

    059: The Lazy Genius Way with Kendra Adachi | The Living Room

     “You don't need a new list of things to do, you need a new way to see!”

    Do you feel overwhelmed by endless responsibilities and expectations?



    In this episode, Kendra Adachi, shares tips for from her book, The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done. Weary from trying to be perfect and please everyone around her, Kendra realized that being all things to all people is not a sustainable way to live.  She discovered that experiencing a meaningful life is not about doing more or doing less, but doing what matters most to her.



    If you are tired of trying to measure up, this is your invitation to rest in God and seek His will for your life, releasing all of the guilt and expectations that were never meant for you!

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    Important Takeaways from Show



    * The Lazy Genius Way is choosing to be a genius about the things that matter most and allowing yourself to be lazy about the rest

    * We cannot be everything to everyone without facing exhaustion

    * No one else can decide what matters most for your life

    * What matters most to us can change in different seasons

    * Train yourself to ask: "what matters most in this situation?"

    * Trying to meet endless expectations or create a certain image causes us to miss true life

    * You do not have to be perfect or good at everything

    * It's ok to let some things go

    * Magic question: "What can I do now to make life easier later?"

    * Not every area of your life deserves equal priority

    * Redefine what it means to be vulnerable and real (you don't have to be a mess to be real)

    * Not every approach or system works for every person; the key is to discover what works for you

    * Being different than others should be normal

    * We are always in a learning process and it is ok to make mistakes

    * Take everything to your gracious Heavenly Father who wants to help you discern what is most important

    * Admit when you mess up, receive forgiveness and let go of the guilt





    Top Tips for Living The Lazy Genius Way



    * Decide Once - Limit your decision making by making certain choices once and then never again

    (e.g. Monday uniform, kid's birthday gifts)

    * Start Small - Don't get overwhelmed by trying to do everything, instead pick one thing to do

    * Live in Your Season - Release the guilt from not doing things that are not meant for this season

    * Schedule Rest - Discover what makes you feel like yourself, and find ways to experience those things on a regular basis

    * Be Kind to Yourself - You are your own friend



     



    Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.

    Matthew 11:28-30



    Links from Show

    BOOK: The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done

    The Lazy Genius Podcast

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    • 55 min

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