190 episodes

Loving Fully and Living Faithfully
Real stories of women who are living out their faith in love to God, others, and even to themselves. Tune in to discover how you too can be a love offering to those around you and learn to believe that what you offer matters.

The Love Offering The Love Offering

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 74 Ratings

Loving Fully and Living Faithfully
Real stories of women who are living out their faith in love to God, others, and even to themselves. Tune in to discover how you too can be a love offering to those around you and learn to believe that what you offer matters.

    Designed to Last with Dino and Ashley Petrone

    Designed to Last with Dino and Ashley Petrone

    Design a life intentionally. Grow faithfully. Create something beautiful that will last!

    Ashley and Dino Petrone are on the show sharing their adventures, mishaps, and joys of building a life together using an unexpected element: design. They are inviting us into their home and relationship and sharing the struggles and successes that come from intentionally staying committed to God and each other. Because when you build with faith, creativity, and love as the foundation . . . you build something designed to last!
    “God’s given us so much. We need to use what He’s given us for His glory.”

    Connect with Ashley and Dino:
    https://www.arrowsandbow.com

    • 38 min
    How to Trust God’s Heart by Tracing His Hand with Alexandra Hoover

    How to Trust God’s Heart by Tracing His Hand with Alexandra Hoover

    “Where were you, God? I can't see your hand in my story. Have you ever really shown up for me? Your heart might be good, but just not to me.”

    If you've thought these things, you aren't alone. Alexandra Hoover has been in that dark place too. On today’s show, she reveals that God offers a clear way out—by getting your eyes off your surroundings and raising them up to the Ebenezer stone moments in your life. Ebenezer stone by Ebenezer stone, God did this for Alexandra, helping her trace his grace. He lifted her eyes to see the places He had met her and helped her along, even in the darkest parts of the story, and on top of that, He casted vision for her mission and purpose as a member of His family. Join us to learn to:

    Chart your own Ebenezer-journey with God, stone by stone
    Learn how to embrace God's sovereignty in every twist and turn of your life
    Enjoy the gift of confident faith, no matter what part of the story you face today
    Walk away with your own clear testimony of God’s faithfulness in your life to share with others who need help and faith right now
    Understand your place in God's family and His mission for your life

    Are you ready to finally see God's hand at work in countless moments that lay behind you—and more than that, trust His heart and see His vision for the moments ahead? Then look up to the Ebenezer stones that God has not only built in your story, but wants to use in mighty, missional ways.

    “We are called living stones. Because of Christ you are someone’s answer to prayer.”

    Connect with Alexandra:
    alexandravhoover.com
    @alexandravhoover

    • 33 min
    Encouragement For the Sufferer with Colleen Chao

    Encouragement For the Sufferer with Colleen Chao

    Is it possible to face the darkest days of life with hope and joy and purpose?

    The life of Colleen Chao was bright and beautiful—it was brimming with hope and possibility. She was a talented, confident, and accomplished young woman. So, Colleen never imagined that she’d swim through two decades of deep-water anxiety and depression. She didn’t guess that she’d marry late, suffer years of chronic pain and illness, and give birth to a child with health complications. And never in her life did she imagine hearing the words: “Cancer. Stage four. Terminal.”

    In the Hands of a Fiercely Tender God is born of the suffering that on its own could have crushed Colleen. Her pain, instead, opened her eyes to eternal realities and has wrought a soul of indestructible joy. How do we suffer long and well? What do we do when we feel cheated? How do we face pressing darkness? One thing Colleen has learned is that we cannot bear the suffering alone. We need lots of help. To that end, Colleen is on the show sharing wisdom, hope, and encouragement for those who are suffering. Join us to embrace one day at a time, to trust and love Jesus more, and put yourself In the Hands of a Fiercely Tender God.

    “To be a love offering, open yourself to risking love by the power of God's Spirit.”

    Connect with Colleen:
    http://www.colleenchao.com

    • 54 min
    Why You Don't Have it Together with Scarlet Hiltibidal

    Why You Don't Have it Together with Scarlet Hiltibidal

    Are you tired of the unrelenting pressure to be the best at everything? Scarlet Hiltibidal was too.

    For Scarlet, attempting to be the best at pretty much everything—whether that be the best wife or the best sub-sandwich maker or the best Christian—was her life story. But in the midst of all her striving and reaching to hit the mark, she somehow still couldn’t grab hold of the joy and freedom and life-change that’s supposed to come with the gospel’s good news. That is, until she realized something revolutionary—instead of the best, she might actually be…the worst. The “chief of sinners.” Poor in spirit and gone astray.

    In today’s episode, Scarlet tells plenty of stories of her own “worstness” to help you see your own and rejoice in the reality that our goodness and badness aren’t what make God smile at us.

    If you’re tired of hustling to be the best, take a load off with Scarlet and say the honest and laughable truth along with her: we’re the worst people in the world!

    “Obey and make it about Jesus.”

    Connect with Scarlet:
    https://www.scarlethiltibidal.com

    • 34 min
    The Path to Peace with Ann Swindell

    The Path to Peace with Ann Swindell

    Overwhelmed. Stressed out. Burnt out. Fried. However we name it, all of us know what it feels like to deal with circumstances and worries that drag us down and wear us out. Many of us experience persistent anxiety. Peace can be hard to find.

    But it is in the middle of our stress and fear that God extends his unshakable peace to us.

    In today’s episode, Ann Swindell shares how the biblical stories of eight women and men helped her realize that what she needed most in her own journey wasn't a stable job or healthy kids or good friends--it was God's peace.

    Join us to:

    · Experience God's peace in your daily life
    · Respond to challenges with faith rather than fear
    · Find hope in God's goodness and faithfulness toward you

    The good news is that even if our situations don't change, we can still experience Christ's peace in our daily lives. The Path to Peace is for everyone who longs to experience a soul at rest.

    “You have to first find your sense of security and your belovedness through Christ. How can we be His presence to those who are desperate for His peace?”

    Connect with Ann:
    https://www.annswindell.com

    • 36 min
    Distraction Detox with Billie Jauss

    Distraction Detox with Billie Jauss

    Distractions can steal your joy. They can definitely steal your purpose.

    Billie Jauss tried to overcome a season of feeling unsettled and uncertain by simplifying her schedule and taking control of life’s chaos. It didn’t solve all her issues.

    She realized it wasn’t the external distractions but the emotional barriers producing feelings of discouragement and defeat.

    Through detoxing from the emotional toxins, realigning priorities, and creating a spiritual health plan, we can claim confidence and find fulfillment not in adding one more thing but in realizing God’s best things.

    On today’s episode Billie shares how to:

    ▫️Determine their internal distractions.
    ▫️Evaluate their emotional barriers.
    ▫️Terminate the toxins to hear, trust, and go.
    ▫️Outline a plan to identify God’s best things.
    ▫️eXecute the plan.

    Join us to discover God’s best and release confidence, peace, and fulfillment within.

    “We can be love offerings by shining Jesus’ light every day.”

    Connect with Billie:
    BillieJauss.com

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

AshleyOpliger ,

Faith filled podcast for women

Rachael’s podcast is beautiful melody of faith filled stories and encouragement for the woman wanting to follow Jesus in todays culture. Her interview style is natural and authentic. She has such a sweet tone and asks good questions. This is a wonderful podcast to embolden your faith and find purpose in God’s story.

@somercolbert ,

What we all need right now!

Rachael’s heart to shift perspective toward loving others is so evident in each and every conversation on this podcast! Rich truths, encouraging words and relatable conversations will keep you listening week after week!

@kimstewinspired ,

Offer God’s love freely

I love Rachael’s heart and how she and her guests share how they are offering God’s love to those around them and I’m always discovering new books and authors to follow from her interviews. Highly recommend you give it a listen. ❤️

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