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As Christian women, we have a calling to live out our purpose and be effective for God’s kingdom.

Whether you are a stay at home mom, in the workplace or on the mission field, the time is now for Christian women to step out, speak out and show Christ-like love to others right where we are!

Join me each week for Biblical discussion to equip and encourage you in your calling to fulfill the gospel in your current season and wherever God has you!

The Love Where You Are Podcast Somer Colbert

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

As Christian women, we have a calling to live out our purpose and be effective for God’s kingdom.

Whether you are a stay at home mom, in the workplace or on the mission field, the time is now for Christian women to step out, speak out and show Christ-like love to others right where we are!

Join me each week for Biblical discussion to equip and encourage you in your calling to fulfill the gospel in your current season and wherever God has you!

    Lies the Enemy Speaks to the Hearts of Your Kids with Charity Rios

    Lies the Enemy Speaks to the Hearts of Your Kids with Charity Rios

    We have spent the last 12 weeks identifying and calling out the lies the enemy speaks to YOU - the hearts of moms. We’ve countered each lie with the Truth of scripture and encouraged you to embrace the incredible role you’ve been given as biblical steward over the lives of your children.

    Now - what about the lies the enemy speaks to the hearts of your kids?

    If you’re anything like me, you can handle a little attack here and there but when the enemy messes with your babies - LOOK OUT!

    If you’re thinking - how and where do I even begin teaching my kids about something that I am still battling myself - this episode is for you!

    Today I am joined by author and speaker, Charity Rios. Charity is here to share today about her latest book release; My Heart’s Garden - a picture book and workbook designed for parents and kids to equip them to identify and battle against the lies the enemy speaks to the hearts of children.

    I absolutely loved this conversation with Charity as we discussed:

    The 4 step process of teaching your kids to tend their hearts and identify the lies of the enemy

    How to teach our kids about the enemy without scaring them

    How to identify what she calls “heart flags” and what it means to become a student of your children

    How to give permission for constant conversation with your kids and an open door to guide them as they grow and learn to hear God’s voice and lean into His comforting presence as they encounter life’s challenges, both little and big. 

    Connect with Somer on Instagram, Facebook and at somercolbert.com

    Connect with Charity on Instagram and grab your copy of My Heart's Garden at charityrios.com 

    FAVORITE TAKEAWAYS:

    The enemy is ruthless attacking the core of our children’s identity

    Common lies the enemy speaks to the hearts of our kids:

    Identity

    Performance

    Your kids struggles are not your failures

    Model for our kids and teach them how to talk to God and give Him their pain, their fears and their disappointments

    We’re all learning how to hear His voice and access Him more

    Speak life into your kids

    Show them as a Mom that the place you go to for comfort is God.

    I tell my kids satan is real, I don’t water it down, but I don’t give him power.

    The enemy does not play nice

    The 4 R’s - the process of teaching your kids to tend their hearts and identify lies the enemy speaks to them...

    Recognize

    Repent

    Receive

    Rejoice

    If it aligns with scripture, the character of God and if it is encouraging - it is from God

    Scripture is a solid place we can stand even when our feelings are not lining up

    While my intentions and my heart for my children is good, God’s is better.

    • 53 min
    Lies Good Moms Believe: I Have to be Super-Mom with Lisa Clark

    Lies Good Moms Believe: I Have to be Super-Mom with Lisa Clark

    Super mom. Who is she? Does she exist? And is she worth emulating?

    Today’s hustle culture creates a never ending hamster wheel that can very quickly fill our days with rushing from one thing to the next and add pressure for us and our kids to find our identities in what we do and not who we are.

    Pretty soon we find ourselves and our families worn out, stressed out and living life waiting for the next break instead of soaking up the mundane moments that build the culture and character of our family.

    And all because we wanted to be super mom and do the things the world defines as super!

    How can we, as Christian moms, find balance in 'all the things' and still cultivate a God-centered culture in our homes and within our families?

    Here to speak to this topic with me this week on the podcast is author, speaker and podcaster - Lisa Clark!

    Lisa co-hosts both The Wonder podcast and Raising Sinners podcast with our friends over at Christian Parenting where she encourages Moms weekly to raise their children by God’s Word.

    We’re going to talk about the “crazy lady” behind the super mom facade, how to establish what is negotiable and non-negotiable for your family’s schedule, embracing our average kids and so much more!

    Lisa Clark is the author of Raising Sinners and co-hosts both The Wonder podcast and Raising Sinners podcast with our friends over at Christian Parenting where she encourages Moms weekly in all things Biblical parenting. She loves studying God’s word and imparting wisdom on women of all ages. Lisa lives in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with her husband and enjoys time with her two grown daughters and 6 grandchildren.

    Learn more about Lisa at lisaclarkspeaks.com and on Instagram!

    Connect with Somer on Instagram, Facebook and at somercolbert.com

    FAVORITE TAKEAWAYS:

    Our kids need love, tenderness, devotion, discipline, structure

    We have the best intentions but super mom does not exist - and if she does, she’s exhausted, she’s anxious, she’s tired and she really is missing out on those mundane moments of the day. Those mundane moments of the day are where memories are made.

    There is nothing in scripture that encourages us to hustle.

    We need to understand that we are the vessel that God is using to get to His children, to bring His children back to Him.

    List the negotiables and the non-negotiables in your life and see what you can cut out

    We are passing the baton of faith

    Make a list...

    Things I’m doing to prepare my child for eternity vs. Things I’m doing to prepare my child for life - which one is more full?

    80% of our children are leaving the faith when they leave home

    I believe that is because those 80% don’t know who they are

    Look outside of what your child is doing and focus on who they are

    Deuteronomy 6

    If we’re relying on the church to teach our children, we’ve missed the mark.

    If we’re relying on a Christian school to our children, we’ve missed the mark.

    1 Corinthians 10:31

    The tipping point happens when it becomes the children’s identity…

    It’s our job as moms and dads to de-program our kids from the messages of who the world says they are

    It’s the struggle that keeps us on our knees

    If we’re “good” we don’t need a whole lot of God

    • 55 min
    Lies Good Moms Believe: I Have to Be Perfect or I'm Going to Mess Up My Kids with Sarah Wood

    Lies Good Moms Believe: I Have to Be Perfect or I'm Going to Mess Up My Kids with Sarah Wood

    Today’s topic is one that can easily keep moms spinning, striving and ultimately worn down.

    Yep - we are taking on the lie: I have to be perfect or I’m going to mess up my kids.

    Every mom’s greatest fear! Why?

    Our Momma hearts have a deep desire to do well and to be confident that we are, in fact, good moms who are doing a good job with our kids. We want to look back on our motherhood journey and know that we did what was pleasing to the Lord by raising little disciples who, ideally, become adults living out their lives with kingdom purpose. So naturally, this is an area the enemy is going to attack because he knows if it is important to us, we can be found vulnerable.

    Here to speak to this topic with me today is writer, speaker and editor in Chief of Mom Mentor - Sarah Wood and friend, you are going to love this conversation with Sarah as she and I dive into the real life struggles, the mom fails and the lessons we’ve learned so far in our motherhood journeys as it pertains to perfectionism.

    Sarah will share how her experiences have helped her to grow as a mom and as a believer and offer you practical steps to encourage and get your started in silencing this lie and replace it with Truth about your identity, your mission and purpose!

    Connect with Sarah on Instagram and at mommentor.org

    Connect with Somer on Instagram, Facebook and at somercolbert.com

    Get this week's Lies Good Moms Believe Prayer Guide HERE!

    FAVORITE TAKEAWAYS:

    The enemy knows, if it is important to us - we can be found vulnerable.

    What exactly does perfect mean and how are we defining that?

    I find that it’s not about perfectionism, it’s about control.

    We have to realize as moms that we are stewards, we’re not puppet masters.

    Because it’s God’s plan for their lives, not our plans for their lives.

    It’s not up to us, it’s up to God. - audio clip

    We cannot impose our identity and self worth on our children and their behavior

    The minute we do that, it places this terrible millstone around their neck.

    We often take a snapshot of what our child is struggling with and project it through their entire life.

    God is the perfect Father but look at His children.

    2 Timothy 3:3-6

    I was really trying to modify behavior and not change the heart.

    I wanted that behavior modification because I wanted to look good.

    I wanted to have that appearance that I was a good mom, that I had it all under control, that I was doing things the right way.

    I had to get with the Lord and have Him root out that false foundation I had placed my identity on.

    If my child acts up that does not mean I am a bad mom, that does not mean that I’m a failure, that does not mean that I am doing things wrong.

    What is my child’s poor behavior teaching me?

    Sometimes when we say no, that means we are a good mom.

    As moms we are cultivating character. It’s not about cultivating an image, it’s about cultivating character.

    2 Timothy 1:6-7


    Think about what you’re thinking about.
    Call it out and bring it into the light.
    Write it down and find a verse that will combat the lie.
    Get to work - keeping speaking God’s Truth over yourself

    Lies are not only meant to discourage, they are meant to distract and take you off course.

    • 51 min
    Lies Good Moms Believe: I Have to Justify My Actions as a Christian Mom with Misty Phillip

    Lies Good Moms Believe: I Have to Justify My Actions as a Christian Mom with Misty Phillip

    We are called to be set apart, salt and light and difference makers but how can we do that if we are blending in with the crowd? 

    We’ve been so conditioned as a society and even within the Christian community to avoid offense, follow the crowd and keep the peace. And yet now, more than ever, Mommas are answering a call to action and stepping out and making choices for their kids and their families that go completely against "the norm". This leaves a lot of people asking “why” and can create pressure for moms to feel like they need to prove their stance or justify their choices to a world who might attack these choices or simply not understand.

    Author, speaker, host of the By His Grace podcast and founder of Spark Media, Misty Phillip, is no stranger to stepping out and doing things against the norm and that is why I am excited for you to hear from her today.

    My heart for you, dear listener, is to give you a new sense of confidence, resolve and boldness you didn’t know you had to go out and combat a world that is unapologetically seeking the destruction of our kids, our families and ultimately, our faith.

    God has given you everything you need to be the mother of your children. Your only task is to seek and trust Him as you disciple your children. 

    Today, Misty and I will unpack issues like social pressure, mom-shaming and why it is so important now, more than ever, for Christian parents to stand out against and live life differently!

    Connect with Misty at mistyphillip.com, or on Instagram and Facebook @mistyphillip

    Connect with Somer at somercolbert.com or on Instagram @somercolbert

    Download this week's Lies Good Moms Believe Prayer Guide!

    FAVORITE TAKEAWAYS:

    The enemy has only a few tactics - he comes to discourage, to distract us, to think of anything other than the Lord

    This lie is so effective because it is condemning

    He (the enemy) uses the same tactics, it just manifests in different ways

    Philippians 4:8 is a good filter to use when these thoughts come into our minds

    If it’s a condemning thought - it’s not true

    Take our thoughts captive and line them up with the Truth of scripture

    Be the gatekeeper of our minds so we don’t dwell on it because then it becomes sin

    What are we filling our minds with?

    We have to be intentional with the choices we make

    God gave us these children as gifts and that’s because He thinks we’re the one for the job

    My family looks exactly the way God intended it to look

    God is faithful to give us what we need when we focus on Him and that is why it is so important that we extinguish those lies

    We have to be infused with the Word so the Word comes out of us.

    If the Word is not in us the Word will not come out of us

    The first step is understanding that we are in a battle

    We have to fight for our kids hearts and minds and continually pouring into them

    The more I had to make different choices the more it emboldened me

    We have to change what we’re doing as a society because so many kids are walking away from their faith

    Drop the facade that everything is perfect and ok

    Surrounding yourself with a loving community is a game changer

    When we’re isolated we’re more susceptible to those mind games the enemy plays

    Have “God-fidence” knowing God has entrusted us to be the parents of our children and He will give us the wisdom we need to parent each child in the way we need

    If you see mom-shaming, stop it, confront it and gently correct

    God has given us everything we need to do our jobs as moms

    God has us and our little disciples here “for such a time as this”

    Proverbs 3:5-6

    There’s peace in your decision making when you are trusting in Him

     

    • 40 min
    Lies Good Moms Believe: I'm Just Too Busy To Take Care of Myself with Rachael Gilbert

    Lies Good Moms Believe: I'm Just Too Busy To Take Care of Myself with Rachael Gilbert

    In today’s episode I am joined by my friend, author and speaker and host of Real Talk with Rachael, Rachael Gilbert, to take on a key lie the enemy uses to attack the hearts of Moms and really, all women.

    The lie: I’m just too busy to take care of myself

    Motherhood is hard on your body, your mind and your spirit because, honestly, it is just a demanding role that God gives us.

    As busy moms we are prone to serve everyone around us and place our own care at the back of the line. We kinda can’t help it, it’s how God wired us as caregivers and overseers of our homes and families. But we also know when warning signs creep in through short tempers, lowered immune systems and burnout - that my friend is when it’s time to re-evaluate.

    The Lord designed us for this hard work called motherhood but sometimes we just need the reminder that He desires a healthy balance of service and rest.

    Today, Rachael and I want to call out the lies the enemy whispers to keep you frantic and exhausted and point you back to the Truth of God’s heart and His Word and give you practical steps to care for your temple, your heart and your mental health.

    Connect with Rachael at rachaelgilbert.com and on Instagram!

    Connect with Somer at somercolbert.com, on Instagram or check out the Ahavah Community private Facebook Group!

    To download this week's Lies Good Moms Believe Prayer Guide, click HERE!

    FAVORITE TAKEAWAYS:

    You’re not alone in this struggle - the enemy loves to isolate us and make us think we are the only one struggling

    When I’m wrestling with a lie of any sort, I always want to get to the root of where did the lie come from and does it have any validity.

    You might have a root lie that I’m not enough or worthy -  it really comes down to a value issue, what do we see as valuable and what does God see as valuable

    Mom’s have such a servant heart.

    It is noble at the end of the day that the first ball we are willing to drop is our own

    Warning signals:

    Numbing out - shutting out all of your feelings

    Health falling apart

    Snapping at your kids

    Change in libido

    When you no longer love the things you used to

    Burnout

    Check in: How’s your heart?

    Am I numbing out?

    Is my heart sad?

    Follow the peace, not the pressure

    The world puts pressure on us, but let’s be honest, we put pressure on ourselves too.

    When you are letting pressure guide your decisions, you will experience anxiety

    Following the peace doesn’t always look like an easy decision, sometimes it’s the harder decision.

    You can have peace when making a hard choice.

    Self care has gotten a bad wrap because we think it’s supposed to look the same for everyone.

    Your thoughts affect your feelings and your feelings affect your behavior

    So if the enemy can mess with my thoughts, he gets to mess with my feelings and my behaviors or my actions.

    Our body is a temple to be taken care of, not an idol to be worshipped

    When we actually steward our temple well, not only do we get the benefits of the fruit that’s produced, but our family does as well because we feel better.

    You are a daughter of the Most High God and He cares about all of the things you are going through. Not only does He care but He is here to set you free!

    • 38 min
    Lies Good Moms Believe: I'm Just Too Busy To Pray with Sarah Keeling

    Lies Good Moms Believe: I'm Just Too Busy To Pray with Sarah Keeling

    All throughout scripture we are taught the importance of prayer and communicating with God and yet, I haven’t met a mom yet who has this practice down the way she would like. Every mom I talk to truly desires more time in prayer but I often hear them sharing that they are defeated and discouraged by a lack of time, life’s constant distractions and feeling completely inadequate.

    In today’s episode I am joined by my friend, author and speaker, Sarah Keeling to take on a key lie the enemy uses to attack the hearts of Moms.

    The lie: I’m just too busy to pray

    Sarah and I want to encourage you to take on the enemy and this lie with a battle plan straight from God’s Word and show you His purpose and design for prayer, His heart behind it and give you practical and guilt free steps to get you started.

    Connect with Sarah at her website and on Instagram

    Grab a copy of Psalm Prayers for Kids HERE!

    Connect with Somer on Instagram, Facebook and at somercolbert.com

    Grab your FREE download of this week's Lies Good Moms Believe Prayer Guide HERE!

    FAVORITE TAKEAWAYS:

    Moms feel like they have to have tons of uninterrupted time - and we don’t

    Sometimes we have too much on our mental plate

    Praying the Bible - Donald S. Whitney

    Satan wants us to stay stuck, anxious and disconnected

    We know Biblical prayer is our weapon

    “Prayer is the power that wields the weapon of the Word.” - John Piper

    If we don’t spend time in prayer we try to do things in our own strength.

    We’re so much more powerful when we’re surrendered to God.

    Prayer is our only offensive weapon when you look at the armor of God

    The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis

    It’s ideal to have your own quiet time with God, but if you can’t, it’s ok to do it with your kids too. That doesn’t disqualify that time with God.

    Keep the tiny humans alive and point them to Jesus

    Every day that we’re alive is a battle for our family and for our kids.

    The enemy is going to do everything he can to break down your family and prevent you from being an effective discipler of your kids.

    We can’t afford NOT to pray. You can’t win the battle without the weapon.

    We can’t hear God if we are drowning in all the noise.

    Prayer is a discipline and a practice. Disciple means learner. It takes practice to be still.

    There are so many expectations on moms and none of them are realistic.

    There’s so much freedom in asking for help.

    Really think about what is preventing you from praying?

    James 4:8 - Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

    Matthew 6

    Start simple.

    Find an easy method to pray scripture.

    God is not looking at you with judgement and condemnation when you come back to Him.

    Kick your shame to the curb. God doesn’t deal in shame.

    Every time our seasons change, we have to adjust.

    • 41 min

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