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With so many wonderful mentors in her life, Courtney Lowman felt selfish keeping them to herself. Each week, Courtney will introduce you to one of those wise people and talk to them about their life, work, faith and whatever else comes up! They chat about the victories without shying away from the c…

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    Kris Camealy- Advent Special: HOPE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 55:45

    This upcoming Sunday is the first week of Advent 2021! In honor of that, we will be chatting through the themes of Advent each week and this week begins with HOPE. Kris Camealy is a wife and a mom, author, speaker, and Founder and Director of Refine, the Retreat. She has an advent devotional book called Come Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting. She has a particular passion for the first week's theme of HOPE so she excitedly agreed to speak with us this week. We talk about why hope is important, why it is associated with the Advent season and how we can both celebrate and observe hope through out this week and the rest of Advent.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Simone Lake- Digging Deep to Defend Your Faith

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 68:17

    Before you can obey Christ or encourage others to follow him, you must know what he is asking you to do. The only place to find that is in Scripture. Sure you can read Christian books, participate in Bible studies, listen to sermons, but what if you could grasp this relationship with Jesus Christ on a deeper level and understand the Bible in a way that speaks directly to you!Simone Lake is the founder of Deep Roots in Christ Ministry, a pastor's wife, and has taught seminary level curriculum. Believe me when I say, Simone knows her Bible and wants to see every woman do the same! In this episode, Simone and I chat about studying God's word, defending your faith, and what obedience to Christ really looks like. She is even going to help break down some big Churchy words like Apologetics and hermeneutics for us and give us some practical tips on engaging Gods word in our every day lives.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Leeann Reynolds- Family Advent Fun

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 54:07

    Here at the Journey of Ruth, we think that Advent should be fun! Especially if you are hoping to get the whole family involved! In this episode, Leeann Reynolds and I share resources and ideas to help your family celebrate this Advent season!! We have found books, lists, activities, devotionals- all with the purpose of engaging your family in the Advent season where we await the coming of Christ. We talk about these resources, display some of the books, and show you the items your family will create with some of these lists. Download the Journey of Ruth Advent Activity ListAll items are linked in the Show Notes.View all items mentioned in this episode over on Youtube.Enter the giveaway over at journeyofruth.com.Giveaway ends November 15th, 11:59pm PST.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Courtney Lowman- Surrendering Your Schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 48:07

    After an 8 month Sabbatical, Courtney Lowman was so ready to return to recording new episodes of the podcast. She approached the launch with excitement paired with a cautious drive. There was a lot learned and revealed during her sabbatical. In this episode, Courtney shares about God's call for her to surrender, a change in priorities, filling your calendar and so may more lessons that the Lord taught her. Surrender is not an easy thing, but what if it leads to rest, a greater effectiveness, and a clear direction. Come along for the ride of the last year with our host Courtney Lowman.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Mordecai Jasper- Fostering Healthy Relationships

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 66:55

    Mordecai Jasper is a pastor, engineer, husband, and brother…just wait til you hear the size of his family! Mordecai has spent years counseling couples as they prepare for marriage and walking individuals through a course on healthy relationships. In this episode Mordecai and I chat about what healthy relationships require, dysfunctional families and beliefs, drawing boundaries, and the one question he answered at one of our family gatherings that made the whole room go quiet. Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Adam Griffin- Raising Resilient Christians

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 58:55

    The Discipleship Defined series has helped us picture what discipleship looks like in various context within our daily lives. In this final episode, my guest  Adam Griffin and I are going to focus in on the family and the home. Adam Griffin is a pastor, husband, and dad. His book Family Discipleship is a great resource for all parents no matter your kids age. His brand new podcast, The Family Discipleship Podcast dives deeper into some of these same topics. In his book, Adam helps us see how we can use the big and the small everyday moments as open doors for discipleship and “train our kids in the way they should go.” In today's episode he and I talk about what discipleship looks like in the home,  developing a Biblical Worldview in our children, and how we can be intentional about our time spent at home and as a family.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Lucille Williams- You're Raising an Adult, Why Parenting Matters!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 69:32

    Lucille Williams is a speaker, author, the wife of a children's pastor, and a very proud Mom. Lucille's, an avid reader of parenting books decided to write one, but with a twist. Her new book, The Impossible Kid: Parenting a Strong-Willed child with Love and Grace was written alongside her daughter Monica! In this episode, Lucille and I chat about finding balance in your household, mistakes made in discipline, how to raise your children with their future in mind, and how you can stay connected in your marriage while parenting well. Throughout our conversation we sprinkle in some funny stories and some parenting fails.Show NotesYoutube EpisodeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Dr. Kristin Beasley- Who Do You Think You Are?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 62:04

    Dr. Kristin Beasley  has served in so many capacities, but I'm going to let her give you the list in this episode. All of her careers and positions serve her mission to help women identify who they are in Christ. Christ loves you and created you for a purpose. But how can we know what that is and live it out? Well we discuss just that!Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Brenna Stull- Shifting from Frazzled to Fun

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 71:41

    Brenna Stull is a mom, author, and wife. After the Lord helped her find small ways to bring organization and peace back into her home, she decided to share those techniques with other moms in her book Coach Mom: 7 Strategies for Organizing Your Family into an All-Star Team. Brenna and I have a life changing conversation on parenting, organizing, technology, and helping your kids set boundaries in your home. Its a conversation that I have been thinking about for weeks because her tips are so practical and encouraging!Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Dana Yeakley- The Gentle Art of Discipleship

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 58:13

    Dana Yeakley, an author, mother, wife, and past missionary with The Navigators, has years of experience in disciple-making.  The wisdom she has acquired through the years can be found in her book The Gentle Art of Discipling Women. In episode three of the Discipleship Defined series, Dana and I speak about discipleship and it's importance for all Christians. Then we zoom in on its importance for women, why discipleship is so scary for Christians in today's culture, define what discipleship looks like, and reveal why every believer should desire to be a F.A.T. woman.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Jeff Harding- Discipling the Next Generation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 64:08

    66% of high school students leave the church after graduating high school. But Jeff Harding is one person helping to lower that number and you can too! Jeff Harding is a father, youth director, writer and host of the Youth Ministry Maverick Podcast where he explores opportunities to break the mold on how we invest in the next generation of the church. As a high schooler, he was blessed to have a youth pastor that invested in him and showed him the importance of discipleship and perseverance in ministry. He passes these lessons on to his own students and us in our second episode of the Discipleship Defined series. Jeff and I discuss the need for asking good questions, the importance of going deep with teenagers, and why discipleship is THE answer to helping students remain faithful to Jesus and their faith after high school.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Steven Sanchez- Is Discipleship in your DNA?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 63:42

    Pastor Steven Sanchez was discipled in college by men who encouraged him in his new faith. This led to his belief that discipleship is an integral part of every Christian's faith walk and it should be encouraged within the local church. This is the first episode in our Discipleship Defined Series. Our hope is to answer the question "What is discipleship, where does it take place, and how should we respond? In our conversation, Steven and I define discipleship, describe the responsibility of the local church as "disciple enablers", and discuss why discipleship must be simple, intentional, and reproducible.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Erica Wiggenhorn- Wrestling with Imposter Syndrome

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 55:19

    Erica Wiggenhorn, speaker, teacher, and author of Letting God Be Enough: Why Striving Keeps You Stuck & How Surrender Sets You Free speaks from experience when she talks us through fighting against Imposter Syndrome, a feeling of inadequacy despite evident success. She experienced it herself and was surprised to find it in the Biblical example of Moses!Erica and I had a great conversation about Imposter Syndrome, how to identify it and push back against it, how to stop striving (I'm looking at you over-workers and over achievers), and peace that we experience when we surrender and listen to what God has for our lives. This episode is full of great reminders as we try to live a life that honors God.Be sure to preorder her book which releases September 7th. All links are in the Show Notes!Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Cherie Wagner- The Power Scripture Holds

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 65:46

    To kickoff Season 2, Cherie Wagner is the perfect guest. Cherie Wagner, a fellow Bible nerd, is a speaker, author, and the creator of Neue Thing. Her passion for God's word shows in the clear, straightforward way she preaches and communicates the scriptures. We discuss why its is important to read the Bible on a daily basis, how  the Lord speaks to us through His word, and the transformation that can be found in reading and applying Scripture.  We close with practical advice on how to make the Bible a part of your daily life.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Chris Gardiner, Jordyn, & Bennett- Students Leading Students

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 66:49

    Chris Gardiner has been working with High School students and developing the discipleship program at his school for the last 13 years. He and I talk about the importance of discipleship in the lives of high schoolers. He recounts how they have shaped their Community Groups and the way that they not only disciple kids but train students to disciple others. Then we chat with two students that have completed 4 years in the program. You will see not only the impact the program has had on them, but also how taking on the role of discipling others has inspired them to reach out to their individual communities.Episode Originally Aired June 2,  2020Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Jacob Hodge: Scripture and Mentorship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 59:51

    Jacob Hodge and his wife Sherin work with the Navigators at The University of Arizona. Jacob disciples young men  while encouraging them to reach out to their fellow classmates. Jacob shares with us his approach to mentoring young gentlemen and how he encourages them to reach out to their fellow classmates. We discuss the importance of scripture memory and Jacob gives us some resources to help us with incorporating scripture memory into our own lives.Some of the resources Jacob mentions: TMS- Topical Memory SystemThe Bible Memory AppThe Navigator's Home PageTo Contact Jacob: jacob.hodge@navigators.org  To Partner with Jacob and Sherin: Support Hodge FamilyEpisode Originally Aired October 19, 2019Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Pat Hail, Jr.- Understanding the Holy Spirit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 81:18

    Pat Hail, Jr, a pastor for many years, now serves as an “ordained” construction project manager. He has served as a youth pastor, Senior pastor, Church Stewardship advisor, and construction worker. We talk about all these positions and how they have shaped him as a believer, a pastor, and a father.  We take the time to discuss Pat's journey towards a more complete understanding of the Holy Spirit and how that has effected his faith, outlook on others and reaction to current and future events. He ends by giving us some practical advice on how to avoid future financial instability and burnout.Books suggested by Pat:Systematic Theology Vol VI: Pneumatology- Lewis Sperry Chafer The God I Never Knew- Robert Morris Practicing the Power- Sam Storms The Treasure Principle- Randy Alcorn The Little Red Book of Wisdom- Thomas Nelson Youth Aflame- Winkie Pratney  Janet Five: Prayer Eat Right Exercise Read the Word Get plenty of RestEpisode Originally Aired Dec 17, 2019Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Rob James- Meeting Needs to Heal Hearts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 64:07

    Rob James is a pastor, writer, and radio presenter from Pembroke, Wales. In addition to his weekly thoughts on local radio and his occasional services on BBC Radio, Rob serves as an itinerate pastor and as the church and media consultant for the Evangelical Alliance in Wales where he helps churches understand what it means to minister to their communities in the 21st century. Rob and I discuss the religious climate through out Wales and how this is reflected in the American culture. We talk about the missional mindset that churches should have and the need for them to step out of their buildings to reach their community whether that is through technology, Messy Church, or serving those in need. Finally, we talk about what it looks like when we say yes to what God asks of us even when his request seems too big for us to handle. Rob graces us with amazing stories of other faithful men and women he has met along the way and how they have impacted not just him, but also their community.Books we Discussed: (Affiliate Links Below)Little Thoughts About a Big God- Rob JamesKingdom of Fools- Nick PageAnything- Jennie AllenRob James email:rjames2954@btinternet.comEpisode originally aired Nov 4, 2019Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Lainee Pegelow- Let them Fly

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 77:58

    This episode was originally aired in 2019, but this was the perfect time to replay the episode. Lainee Pegelow has worked with college students through Christian Challenge at Northern Arizona University for the last 26 years! She has incredible insight into the challenges students face as they transition from high school and adolescence to college and adulthood. What do students need to find success? How can parents help their student remain faithful to the God they grew up learning about? Can we ever fully arrive at perfection as a disciple? This episode will answer those questions for you and the students in your life.Parents Be Aware: We are discussing topics concerning collegiate behavior that may be inappropriate for young ears, you may want to listen with caution.Episode NotesEpisode originally aired Sept 23, 2019.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Ali Gentry- Scripture is a Gift

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 59:22

    Ali Gentry and I spent our time talking about the Bible and a lot of time laughing! This Episode was a part of our Weight of the Word Series. Ali and I talk about the fact that we are all qualified to approach the Word of God and should consider our ability to daily read the Bible a gift from God himself. He desires that we come to him just as we are, no need to change or "clean up" and NO EXCUSES.Warning: Ali and I discuss the topic of suicide in this episode.Episode NotesEpisode Originally Aired September 22, 2020Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Karen Harrison- Fertility Struggles and Losing A Child

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 73:27

    Karen Harrison and I discuss her struggles with infertility, the loss of a child, and how she is now helping others experiencing the same tragedies. Karen is a mom, wife, child life specialist, avid woodburner, and one of the founders of Forget Me Not Ministries. Forget Me Not is a ministry focused on helping those that have struggled with fertility issues or are grieving the loss of a baby born in any trimester. It's a heavy place to be, but Karen and those that serve with her help the whole family to grieve well and remember the child that has died by delivering free Forget Me Not boxes filled with items to help families begin to heal. In this episode we speak about Forget Me Not's annual signature event, Made Known, which took place in 2019. Wives and husbands, separately or together, along with any of their community that wants to participate, can gather with other parents and have a moment to remember their children and share their story.Episode Originally aired September 9, 2019Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Amber Perona- Adoption

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 77:54

    I was honored to have my friend Amber speak with me about her own adoption and her love of adoption. We discuss her adoption story, what it was like growing up in a family that did not have the same cultural, ethnic, or racial background as she did, and what her hopes are for adoption in the future.How can you get involved in adoption? What if you don’t feel like adopting a child is something you are supposed to do...do you still need to be involved?? YES!! And Amber gives us some suggestions. I know you will fall in love with her and her passion for adoption.Show NotesEpisode Originally Aired November 13, 2019Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    The PLAA Process: Finding Paul, Barnabus, and Timothy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 2:02

    "How do I find someone to disciple or mentor me?" This is a question that I have heard many times since beginning my journey into discipleship. In this episode, I start by diving into the 3 levels of discipleship (mentor, associate, and apprentice). Then I walk through the PLAA Process- a 4 step plan for finding a person to disciple you or a person to disciple. With this information and process, I demystify discipleship and make finding a discipler assessable for everyone.PLAA Process WorksheetShow NotesEpisode Originally Aired June 30, 2020Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Becky Getz: Community During Times of Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 65:08

    Becky Getz and I originally had this conversation just weeks into the quarantine! We had no idea just how impactful this message would be to so many people!Becky Getz and her husband David knew from their 18 week ultrasound that their son Zachary would need medical intervention, but from that moment, Zachary would continue to surprise the doctors and his family. God was very faithful to this family and God and their community became the rock they leaned on during Zach's life and after his death. Becky and I talk about Zach's story, the decisions they made, and the different ways that God has shown up at every step. We discuss why community is so important and how they can continue to serve after the loss of Zach.Show NotesEpisode originally aired April 21, 2020Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Amberly Neese- Finding Your Tribe

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 46:52

    Amberly Neese is a comedian and author of "The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive". Amberly and I have both seen how important it is for women to have a community (or a tribe) to belong to. Without this tribe, we are unsure where to go when we need advice, help, or just a shoulder to cry on. We talk about why community is important and end with some practical and possibly surprising tips on how to find it. Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Sue Sunderland: Building Strong Marriages

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 72:21

    This week I sat down with Sue Sunderland to talk about marriage and her ministry to young couples and families during the last 25 years. She shares several common areas that couples struggle with and some helpful tips. These are not fix it quick tips. Marriage is a relationship that must be cared for and must be seen as a priority in your life. She addresses what to do if you feel your marriage is in crisis and how we as wives can be love our husbands more effectively.Episode NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Jennifer Deibel: God's Perfect Timing

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 53:19

    This week's episode is a celebration of a 17 year old dream come true! Author Jennifer Diebel and I discuss how perfect God's timing is as we celebrate the release of her first book A Dance in Donegal. God's timing does not always match our own. However, can we believe that God has a better plan in mind than we can ever imagine? Come and listen and celebrate with us!Episode NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Sandy Forbes- You are designed to do hard things

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 89:59

    After the year that 2020 was and with the stress that this week brings with the inauguration, the message of today's episode could not be more timely.Sandy Forbes and I have a great conversation about how we can honor the struggle in our lives. How can we change the way we think about our circumstances, experiences, and hardships? Sandy is a business owner, speaker, and mother. After a life full of working through hardship and being derailed and surprised by life, Sandy shares a lot of wisdom with us and leaves us with some practical application that can help us change our mindset when life gets hard and sometimes dark.Note: Episode originally aired Dec 8, 2019Episode NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Laura Wright- Listening to our Bodies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 71:58


    Laura Wright is an Intensive Care Nurse and the creator of Zen RN Yoga. She is a busy mom and wife, but if fulfilling her call to encourage other nurses to take care of themselves so they can continue to take care of others. Laura and I chat about her journey, yoga, and how we can find time for silence and personal reflection. We laugh, we cry, and overall have a great time together! Make sure you go and check out her social media and website for encouragement and motivation.Note: This episode originally aired on Jan 13, 2020. Podcast NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)


    Kristen Hepner- Daily Surrender

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 67:28

    Kristen Hepner and I talk about the practiced skill of surrendering to God's will on a daily basis. We need to surrender to God in every aspect of our life including marriage, parenting, professional, etc. However, this isn't an easy discipline to begin. Kristen shares some tips, advice, and personal reflection on how she developed the discipline of surrender in her own life on today's podcast and also in her book, Surrendering- My Story of Embracing the Will of God.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Brittany L Bergman- Expecting Wonder

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 58:43

    Brittany L Bergman is a mom and author of the book Expecting Wonder. Brittany and I discuss motherhood, the journey of pregnancy, and the spiritual changes that occur along side physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. We also talk about Mary and her pregnancy with Jesus and what we stand to learn from Mary as a mother.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Bethany & Corey Adkins: Life's Difficult Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 64:43

    Bethany and Corey Adkins, hosts of the Millennial Mission Podcast, join me for a discussion important for millennials, non millennials, parents, and non parents. We chat about finding God's purpose for your life and how to engage with the questions your kids ask. Bethany created the My Why Journal to help parents answer their children's questions, from the simple to the complex. She walks us through the journal and gives us tips on how to use it to keep open lines of communication with our children for years to come.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Sue Donaldson: Hospitality- The Success is in the Failures

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 64:22

    What is the difference between hospitality and entertaining? Sue Donaldson, author, speaker, and creator of welcomeheart.com, and I talk about this question and several others concerting hospitality. Most of us find ourselves hosting guests in our home over the holiday season and are therefore given the opportunity to "Practice" the act of hospitality. Sue and I discuss our successes and our failures in the area of hospitality and get down to the real reason why showing hospitality is not just a command, but a response to who God is. This episode is packed with helpful tips, funny stories, hospitality mishaps submitted by YOU the listeners, and so much more! We really cover the gamut in this episode.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Courtney & Friends- Give the Holy Spirit a Language

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 48:38

    In the final episode of the Weight of the Word series, we talk about Scripture Memory. Why Scripture Memory is important, what the benefits are, and how to be successful at it. Instead of interviewing one guest like normal, there was some really great advice in this area from some of our previous guests. So I chose clips from those guests and brought them into one episode. We've never done something like this, but hearing different voices speak on the same subject brought a power to the topic I wasn't expecting.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Brett Irwin: Desperately Pursuing God

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2020 65:50

    Brett Irwin and I continue the Weight of the Word series as we discuss the importance of understanding historical context when you are reading the Bible. We also talk about how he answers the hard biblical and theological questions that come his way as a High School teacher.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Ali Gentry: Scripture is a Gift

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2020 61:01

    Ali Gentry and I spent our time talking about the Bible and a lot of time laughing! On Episode 2 of the Weight of the Word series, Ali and I talk about the fact that we are all qualified to approach the Word of God and should consider our ability to daily read the Bible a gift from God himself. He desires that we come to him just as we are, no need to change or "clean up" and NO EXCUSES.Warning: Ali and I discuss the topic of suicide in this episode.#BLESSED BookmarkAli's WebsiteArisePHXShow NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Hanna Seymour- Exercise your Spirit Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 65:38

    In Episode 1 of the Weight of the Word Series, Hanna Seymour and I chat about how God led her to pour into young women providing for them a person they could trust and how she is continuing to help others feel confident as they approach God’s Word daily. We discuss why it is crucial to our mental and spiritual health that we spend regular time with God in the Word.Let's encourage one another! Share with us what God is teaching you during your time with Him on our Facebook and Instagram.https://hannaseymour.comThe College Girl's Survival GuideShow NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Courtney Lowman & Maggi Garrison- The Tables Have Turned

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2020 74:20

    After Maggi Garrison, our guest from Episode 1, suggested I let her interview me for my one year podcast anniversary, I said YES! So this week we did exactly that. I answered questions from both Maggi and listener submitted question. The topics we talk about are silly, serious, and authentic.Show NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Kristie Christie- Loving the Least of These

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2020 63:22

    Kristie Christie and I talk about Compassion International where they "Release children from poverty in Jesus' name". Kristie and I discuss the work that Compassion does with kids around the globe through a church based, child focused, Christ centered program. Kristie shares with us wonderful stories of lives changed, the impact of local church and church workers, and how we can be a part of something so hopeful in the midst of a crisis by "loving the least of these".SPONSOR A CHILDShow NotesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Ashlee Schomburg: Life-Giving Choices

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2020 56:37

    Imagine being pregnant, alone, facing judgement from family, and unsure of where to go for help. Ashlee Schomburg works for the Choices Pregnancy Center in Arizona where they meet women in this exact situation with open arms. Many of the young women and men they serve at Choices are at a crossroads in their lives due to an unplanned pregnancy. Choices seeks to provide a safe place to talk, explore options, seek medical services, learn about available resources and hear about the hope available to all for a better life. Ashlee and I talk about what brought her to Choices, the myriad of services they provide for their clients and the volunteers that disciple these men and women seeking help.Show NotesChoices WebsiteChoices FacebookChoices InstagramSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Janine Bailey- Character over Curriculum: A Homeschool Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2020 66:57

    Janine Bailey has been homeschooling her 2 boys for the last 8 years. Many of us have found ourselves schooling our kids at home in the last few months and may be doing more of the same in the fall. I asked Janine for some tips and tricks of the trade. We discuss how to keep going when things get tough, the importance of flexibility, and how to plan your day to day.Resource LinksSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    The PLAA Process: Finding Paul, Barnabus, and Timothy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2020 39:34

    "How do I find someone to disciple or mentor me?" A question that I have heard many times since beginning my journey into discipleship. So I start by diving into the 3 levels of discipleship (mentor, associate, and apprentice). Then I walk through the PLAA Process- a 4 step plan for finding a person to disciple you or a person to disciple. With this information and process, I demystify discipleship and make finding a discipler assessable for everyone.The PLAA Process WorksheetEPISODE NOTESSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Safe Families for Children- Creating a Circle of Support

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2020 51:48

    Safe Families for Children is an organization that creates a safe space for children while their parents deal with a temporary crisis situation. This keeps the children out of the Child Welfare System and allows the parents to retain custody.Cody Fort is the Supervisor at Safe Families for Children and Koral Lorenson along with her husband and family serve as a host family for the organization. We talk about the mission of Safe Families and how they are able to serve vulnerable families around the United States. We also talk with Koral about being a host family. She and her husband have volunteered with Safe Families for the last 6 years and we discuss the blessings and difficulties that come with hosting a child in your home. Get Help from Safe FamiliesMore Info/VolunteerChristian Family CareSafe Families for Children AZ FacebookHotline: 602-396-2720Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Chris Gardiner, Jordyn and Bennett- Students Leading Students

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2020 68:07

    Chris Gardiner has been working with High School students and developing the discipleship program at his school for the last 13 years. He and I talk about the importance of discipleship in the lives of high schoolers. He recounts how they have shaped their Community Groups and the way that they not only disciple kids but train students to disciple others. Then we chat with two students that have completed 4 years in the program. You will see not only the impact the program has had on them, but also how taking on the role of discipling others has inspired them to reach out to their individual communities.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Carrie Wilkerson- Change Your Mindset

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2020 35:11

    Carrie Wilkerson is award-winning author, international speaker and sought after television & radio guest who has run her own business for over 21 years. Carrie and I talk about how her family inspired her professional decisions. We also talk about the mindset adjustments we must make to be successful as we take steps forward towards our next path, whatever that might be. carriewilkerson.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Ruthann Cross- Trusting God in Transition

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2020 70:57

    We are all in a time of transition right now. Things don't look the same for anyone as they did a couple months ago. A year and a half ago, Ruthann Cross moved with her husband and 4 children to Spain. As a family they were already navigating this big life change when the COVID-19 quarantine hit which was much more restrictive in Spain than in the United States. Ruthann and I chat about how she has remained hopeful and positive during these changes and how she has worked to help her children transition well. We also talk about helping your kids adjust well when you are not in a close proximity as she prepares for one of the biggest transitions in parenting, sending a child off to college....in another country!To support Ruthann and Sean:World Venture (search for Ruthann and Sean Cross)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Becky Getz- Community During Times of Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2020 66:40

    Becky Getz and her husband David knew from their 18 week ultrasound that their son Zachary would need medical intervention, but from that moment, Zachary would continue to surprise the doctors and his family. God was very faithful to this family and God and their community became the rock they leaned on during Zach's life and after his death. Becky and I talk about Zach's story, the decisions they made, and the different ways that God has walked with them at every step. We discuss why community is so important and how it is that they can continue to serve after the loss of Zach.The Getz's blog about Zach's Journey:Remembered By GodSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Lindsay Harrel- The Joy of Falling- Facing Grief and Finding Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2020 62:46

    Author Lindsay Harrel and I chat about her latest book, The Joy of Falling. The book tells the story of two women trying to navigate their way through the grief of losing their husbands and their hope of finding joy in the midst of that grief as they run an ultra-marathon in New Zealand. We discuss the reality of grief and fear and how it is possible to allow grief and joy to co-exist. Lindsay talks about her personal journey through grief and the tools she used to help work through those feelings.Lindsay's WebsiteInstagramFacebookPreorder The Joy of Falling HERESupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Daily Prayer Focus: The Worldwide Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2020 7:09

    Day 7: We are all experiencing a lack of community. Here is where the Church can really shine. Let’s pray that we can encourage each other, stay close to Jesus, and help when we can.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Daily Prayer Focus: Grocery Workers & Suppliers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2020 4:40

    Day 6: We have all seen the empty shelves at the market and behind the items you still see on the shelf are people working very hard long hours. Let’s lift them up and encourage them when we can!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

    Chelsi Johnson- #getChelsitoSpain

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2020 40:48

    Chelsi Johnson is fundraising with Darcie and Dru at Go Rings. She and I talk about where she will be going, what she will be doing, and what its been like working with the ladies at Go Rings. Get to know Chelsi and how we can work together to get her on her way to Spain.Partner Code: GETCHELSITOSPAINEMAIL: C.johnson@worldventure.netTo support Chelsi:https://give.worldventure.com/partner/PartnerCommunity#/searchEnter Number 115 or Chelsi JohnsonSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/journeyofruth)

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