283 episodes

Longtime friends and authors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall share relatable, practical and fun conversations on faith, motherhood and leadership. Often inviting another friend into the conversation, listeners will be inspired to take that next step, do that hard thing, and encourage their family and friends to do the same as they walk through the doors God opens.
Let's be world changers for good right where we are!

The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast Alexandra Kuykendall & Krista Gilbert

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 186 Ratings

Longtime friends and authors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall share relatable, practical and fun conversations on faith, motherhood and leadership. Often inviting another friend into the conversation, listeners will be inspired to take that next step, do that hard thing, and encourage their family and friends to do the same as they walk through the doors God opens.
Let's be world changers for good right where we are!

    Ep.283: Secrets of a Centered Soul: The Holy Spirit with Jeannie Cunnion

    Ep.283: Secrets of a Centered Soul: The Holy Spirit with Jeannie Cunnion

    The Holy Spirit can feel a bit mysterious, the part of the Trinity we can't quite get our arms around. In our continuing series on Secrets of a Centered Soul, Jeannie Cunnion shares with us about the gift of the Holy Spirit that all followers of Jesus receive. Jeannie doesn't want us to miss out on all the Holy Spirit has to offer us. From comfort to counsel to power, we have a gift we can tap into.
    Jeannie shares with us 5 things we can know right now that will help us better understand and receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is for our good, never leaves us, and dwells within us. In this episode, we talk about the healing power of the spirit and what it looks like for someone else to walk in the spirit. If you are facing challenges and are asking God for help in taking that next step, doing that hard thing, the Holy Spirit is available to you.
    For the person who is seeking a new hope, wanting to know God's nearness in a powerful way, this conversation will act as a reminder that the Holy Spirit is our strength and we can face so much more when standing in its power.

    • 39 min
    Ep.282: Secrets To A Centered Soul - Using Movement As Spiritual Practice with Elizabeth Peterson

    Ep.282: Secrets To A Centered Soul - Using Movement As Spiritual Practice with Elizabeth Peterson

    What role does movement and the body play in spirituality? Elizabeth Peterson, spiritual director and yoga instructor, is here to guide us in our understanding.
    In this Secrets of the Centered Soul Series, we are looking at various ways to deepen our relationship with God. In this episode we talk about why movement matters and the healing power found in being present in our bodies.
    For the first time ever on our podcast, we have Elizabeth guide us through a short live spiritual practice. We pray it will be a blessing for you.
    If you are looking to grow spiritually, you’ve come to the right place.

    • 47 min
    Ep.281: Secrets to a Centered Soul - The Enneagram and Spiritual Growth with Doug and Adele Calhoun

    Ep.281: Secrets to a Centered Soul - The Enneagram and Spiritual Growth with Doug and Adele Calhoun

    We are kicking off our new series, Secrets of a Centered Soul with pastors, spiritual directors, and Enneagram trainers Doug and Adele Calhoun. They share how the Enneagram is a tool that helps us better understand ourselves so we can know better how to connect with God.
    As Doug says in the episode, "So much about the spiritual life is about awareness." The Enneagram helps us become more aware of our blind spots, patterns, and false narratives so that we can put on the new identity that Christ offers his flock. We go through the "not enough narrative" of each Enneagram number and which spiritual practices can help each number better connect to God's heart.
    This new series is about tools and frameworks you can use in your everyday life to live with a centered soul. One that is centered on Christ. "And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together." -Colossians 1:17

    • 43 min
    Ep.280: Spring Refresh - Your Questions Answered About Organizing, Decorating, and Cleaning with Krista Gilbert

    Ep.280: Spring Refresh - Your Questions Answered About Organizing, Decorating, and Cleaning with Krista Gilbert

    In this final episode in our Spring Refresh Series, our Sisterhood Home Coach, Krista Gilbert, answers your questions about problem areas, redecorating, and how to refresh an outdoor space.
    We talk closet clutter, when to keep an item and when to give it away, how to organize kids’ papers and artwork, and what to do with the many paper piles around the house.
    Krista also gives an easy to follow four-step plan for redecorating a space that needs some love.
    You will love this practical episode as you refresh your home this spring.

    • 48 min
    Ep.279: SPRING REFRESH: Home Organizing with Lisa Trigsted

    Ep.279: SPRING REFRESH: Home Organizing with Lisa Trigsted

    Jam packed with practical ideas, professional organizer Lisa Trigsted shares with the sisterhood her best tips on stuff management for a family. Known on social media as Neat Freak Mckinney, Lisa shares her simple yet life changing tactics for families who are swimming in stuff.
    So what does Lisa suggest? First, edit out the extra things. Then maintain new organizing systems with a weekly reset. These simple tactics can change how your family manages and relates to stuff. Once organized Lisa encourages listeners to challenge themselves to a spending freeze and eventually incorporating the one-in-one-out rule.
    We spend a good part of the conversation covering how to get family members on board with an organizing plan and how to tackle big projects and maintenance as a team. Lisa understands the real-life challenges moms have in keeping a space organized and doesn't shy away from the "but how?" questions. You will feel absolutely inspired and empowered to tackle that stack of papers or overstuffed closet after listening to this episode. So go ahead and push play for your next dose of our series on Spring Refresh.

    • 37 min
    Ep.278: Spring Refresh - An Experiment In Home Coaching with Krista & Alex

    Ep.278: Spring Refresh - An Experiment In Home Coaching with Krista & Alex

    Krista has been home coaching Alex on her laundry room the past few weeks to kick off spring cleaning, and we are talking about the experience on the episode today. The laundry room dilemma led to coaching around other spaces, and also to identifying some important internal discoveries along the way.
    We explore what holds Alex back from doing what she knows she needs to do in her home, how she was able to push past those obstacles, and what she learned and accomplished.
    You will hear parts of your own story in this one and it will encourage you to make changes that will propel you forward.
    If you are a person who needs a little bit of motivation to get your spring refresh going, or any kind of refresh, this is a great place to start.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

the fun LOVING AWESOME Mommyo ,

Encouraging, Meaningful & Practical

I’ve listened to Krista and Alex’s podcast for several years and am a big fan! I love the practical topics they cover and that they both openly share from their own lives and draw upon the experience and expertise of others. A podcast with a beautiful Christian influence creating world change for good!

atoninirogers ,

Talk to our teens!

I’m loving the episodes on how to talk to our terms! I think as women in the current worldly views, there’s so much pressure for all teens but especially our girls. I’m a boy mom but worked with female adolescents for years and this is so important to just have frank, honest conversations while also giving them hope in who they are, who they’re called to be and what they can do to be confident in walking in their calling, purpose despite the worldly circumstances!
Angie Tonini-Rogers

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Great podcast

I look forward to this podcast every Tuesday morning! Great start to my day driving into work. Always have wonderful relatable guest.

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