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A weekly podcast for moms. A space to remember we are not alone in our experiences, be challenged to have joy among the chaos, remember grace covers guilt, and seek the truth of the gospel above all else. This is a podcast for the imperfect mother, still learning, still growing and still fully reco…

Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler


    • May 25, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 25m AVG DURATION
    • 220 EPISODES

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    Abide 04: Truths for the Mom Experiencing Doubt

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 11:58

    When doubt creeps in, it can feel suffocating: sometimes it's in the middle of a mundane chore, other times it consumes our thoughts when we finally get a moment to ourselves. Is there hope when we doubt God? In this episode, Emily reads a collection of verses to meditate on as we navigate doubt in the throes of motherhood. As we reflect on the truths God reveals through his Word, we can cast our cares on him and trust his faithfulness. Because of Christ, we don't have to hide our fears and questions—we pray these verses remind you that the Lord sustains and provides for his children in every season. Note: We understand that spiritual doubts can arise from a wide variety of factors and causes. Please keep in mind that some instances of doubt may require professional counseling or pastoral care. If you find yourself in a situation that feels much larger than the topics we cover in this series, we encourage you to seek help from professionals who are trained to care for you best in this struggle. Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), Copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Abide series here. Download The Abide Method for free here.  R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Abide 03: Truths for the Mom Who Wants Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 13:07

    Whether we're brand new moms or have decades of experience in motherhood, we've likely all come upon a moment or season when it's hard to find true joy. When the calendar is filled to the brim with sports practices, our teen makes a cutting remark at the dinner table, another night's sleep is interrupted, or motherhood just isn't as picture-perfect as we always imagined, we need a well of joy that never runs dry. In this episode, Laura reads a collection of verses to meditate on as we seek true joy in motherhood. As these truths root deep into our hearts, we'll see that looking to and thinking about the Lord, his work, and his promises can give us deep joy, even if we still experience grief and pain. We pray these verses bring an eternal hope as you look to him for joy in every season. Note: We understand that the absence of joyful or hopeful feelings can have a wide variety of factors and causes. Please keep in mind that some instances of persistent sadness or depression may require professional counseling, pastoral care, or a medical doctor. If you find yourself in a situation that feels much larger than the topics we cover in this series, we encourage you to seek help from professionals who are trained to care for you best in this struggle. Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), Copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Abide series here. Download The Abide Method for free here.  R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Abide 02: Truths for the Mom Who Feels Angry

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 15:12

    Disobedience, nagging, interruptions, sibling squabbles, an attitude of entitlement, or just toys carelessly left all over the floor—there are plenty of opportunities to feel anger in motherhood. And when anger rises up in us, it's tough to respond slowly and gently. Fortunately, God's Word gives us hope and help. In this episode, Emily reads a collection of verses to meditate on when we feel angry as moms. When we fill our minds and hearts with the truths of Scripture, we can remember these words when anger tempts us to sin or despair. Next time you're doing dishes, driving to work, or making lunches, we pray these verses encourage and transform you. The God of all sees your frustrations—he knows you and loves you deeply. Note: We understand that anger covers a wide spectrum of responses and feelings. Please keep in mind that some instances and experiences of anger may require professional counseling, pastoral care, or a medical doctor. If you find yourself in a situation that feels much larger than the topics we cover in this series, we encourage you to seek help from professionals who are trained to care for you best in this struggle. Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), Copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Abide series here. Download The Abide Method for free here.  R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Abide 01: The Thing You Really Need in Motherhood

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 30:17

    When we're struggling with mom guilt, burnout, keeping up with housework, and more, where should we turn for help and hope? While fresh resources, support from others, creative hacks, and advice from other moms are helpful and important,  one source of truth outlasts and supersedes all others: God's Word. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss the importance of God's Word in the life of a mom, troubleshoot the most common barriers to studying it, and share the inspiration behind this Scripture-heavy series. As we study the story of God's promises and faithfulness to his people throughout history, we can trust that he is faithful to work in our lives, too. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Abide series here. Download The Abide Method for free here.  R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Ask Us Anything! Spring 2022 Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 75:38

    Whenever we ask the R|M community for questions, they range from lighthearted and practical to thought-provoking and theological, which makes the AUA show something special. In this one-hour conversation, Emily and Laura discuss how they've applied the gospel to their own lives as they answer listeners' questions. In this episode, you'll hear what they've learned in marriage and motherhood over the years, how they deal with mom jealousy and comparison, how they disciple their children with disabilities, their favorite life hacks, and more. As you listen, we hope you don't feel pressure to do life just like them, but that you see the beauty of the gospel in motherhood as we grow and gain the perspective of time. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find discussion questions, links, and related resources here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Moms + Work 07: Let's Stop Being So Mean

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 27:36

    Every mom does motherhood and work a little bit differently. A ton of factors are at play as each woman seeks to honor her own husband, care for children, serve the church, invest in the community, and glorify God in the marketplace. Instead of putting ourselves in another mom's shoes, seeking to understand her situation or ask questions—we make a snap judgment, deeming her good or bad, faithful or unfaithful with little information. While there is a place for correction and tough conversations, left unchecked, our snap judgments about other moms can fuel pride and cause division. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss practical ways to love moms in our lives, even when we make different choices. When our identity is in Christ and we're seeking faithfulness in our own lives, we learn from other moms who might do things differently. Note: Not all moms have the luxury of choice when it comes to balancing day-to-day work and motherhood, and we understand that the consideration to honor our husbands is not applicable for single moms. No matter your season or circumstance, we pray this episode is an encouragement to you. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find the free workbook, discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Moms + Work series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Moms + Work 06: Be a Problem-Solver—An Interview with Phylicia Masonheimer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 28:05

    Snow days and sick days, unexpected meetings, appointments, and skipped naps—motherhood is full of so-called “distractions” to our work. When these things happen, what is our next move as we seek to honor God in our day-to-day responsibilities? How can we be purposeful as we pursue the work God has given us to do? In this episode, Emily and Laura talk with author and Bible teacher Phylicia Masonheimer on practical ways to love the work of the home and manage daily demands. As we apply a right theology of work and motherhood to our lives, we can trust the Lord to give us the guidance and strength to run the race marked out for us.    This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find the free workbook, discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Moms + Work series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Moms + Work 05: Listening to God's Leading in Work—An Interview with Portia Collins

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 27:54

    Where do career dreams fit in with God's calling on our lives as moms? For most of us, our capacity for income-producing work has likely ebbed and flowed as we've transitioned into motherhood, enrolled our kids in school, or added to our families. In this episode, Emily and Laura chat with Portia Collins, founder of nonprofit women's ministry She Shall Be Called and Partner Development Specialist at Revive Our Hearts, on being faithful in full-time income-producing work, career ambitions, and motherhood. As we ask the Lord what he has for us in each season, we can view all of our work as an opportunity to serve, trusting that he is faithful to give and take for our good and his glory. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find the free workbook, discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Moms + Work series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Moms + Work 04: Real Help When You're Overwhelmed—An Interview with Jill Thomas

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 32:50

    As moms, the work that fills our to-do lists can feel overwhelming. Schedules are tight, keeping the house clean is near-impossible, and the weight of meeting the mental and emotional needs of our families can put us in overdrive. In this episode, Emily chats with Jill Thomas, a mental health therapist focused on helping moms through the challenges of marriage and motherhood, on the ways work affects our mental health and how to step back and care for ourselves as we seek to faithfully do what God has placed before us. When our work feels heavy, we can rejoice that God has never asked us to do it alone, and his grace is sufficient to sustain. *While Jill Thomas is a licensed therapist, this episode is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you resonate with any of the mental health topics discussed, please reach out to a counselor or medical professional. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find the free workbook, discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Moms + Work series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Moms + Work 03: Should I Take That Job?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 21:36

    How many hours can we clock each week, and still serve our families well? Should we take that job now that our kids are in school, or pull back as our families grow? Scripture hasn't given us a one-size-fits-all answer in this area (which means Emily and Laura won't be able to tell you either!), but we can find help for direction and discernment from God's Word. In this episode, Emily and Laura outline a few questions to think through when considering turning the knob up or down on income-producing work, particularly if you have the privilege of choice*. To take this show even further, we've also created a free workbook filled with gospel-centered questions to help a mom think through their income-producing work. You can find the link to the workbook below! As we navigate these decisions, we can trust that the Lord is our Counselor and Comforter in every season. *We know not all moms are afforded choice in this area and it's an enormous gift to have options in work. If you are in a season where you long for a change in how you spend your days, please know we've prayed for you, asking God to give you strength to trust him in every season. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find the free workbook, discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Moms + Work series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Moms + Work 02: Oops, I Fell Into a Ditch!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 26:31

    It's time to make the bed—again. Do the dishes—again. Sit in a meeting—again. Answer an email—again. When we're in a cycle of everyday, ordinary work, what is our reaction? Some of us dive head-first into busyness and box-checking, and some of us pull back, saving the hard work for “later.” In this episode, Emily and Laura examine our various sin tendencies when it comes to our work as moms. While we all will face challenges in our work on this side of heaven, God is gracious to help us work according to his principles and lead us in his ways. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here. Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Moms + Work series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Moms + Work 01: Let's Get to Work!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 24:37

    As moms, we all want to be faithful in our work. Whether paid or unpaid, seen or unseen, mundane or exciting—God has given all of us work to do, and what he has given us matters. In this episode, Emily and Laura look at God's good design for work and the variety of ways it manifests in motherhood. The work we do as moms won't always be easy or exciting, but when we're able to lay it before the Lord, we can trust that he is faithful to finish the work he started in us. This episode is brought to you by our generous donors. If you'd like to join them or learn more, click here.  Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Moms + Work series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Social Media 06: What Was I Supposed To Be Doing Right Now?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 31:12

    The dishes pile up. The kids run circles around the house. The to-do list is a mile long. Motherhood is full, but too often, we fill our time hunching over our phones, giving our best self to social media instead of looking up at the work in front of us. When we don't know where to begin, social media feels like a welcome distraction. But when our days are consumed by social media, we might miss the most important things. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss faithfulness in motherhood, examining the way it impacts our limited time and energy. When we give God first place in our hearts and steward the responsibilities before us, we can use social media as a tool rather than an escape. This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of Bread of Life: Savoring the All Satisfying Goodness of Jesus Through the Art of Breadmaking by Abigail Dodds. This book is filled with eleven devotionals along with eleven easy-to-follow bread recipes all designed to show you how to find your ultimate fulfillment in Christ, the all-satisfying bread of life. Pick up Bread of Life wherever books are sold or visit Crossway to find out how you can get 30% off with your Crossway plus account. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship! Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Social Media downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Social Media series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Social Media Bonus: 4 Great Ways to Use Social Media

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 4:03

    It's easy to pick on social media, but for all of its challenges, we also believe it can be used for good. In this special bonus episode, Emily and Laura provide four quick ways we can use social media redemptively. When we use our social platforms to obviously or subtly point to Christ, we provide an opportunity for someone to encounter the beauty of the gospel while they scroll. We hope this encourages you with fresh ideas for stewarding social media well, no matter the size or purpose of your account!   This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of Bread of Life: Savoring the All Satisfying Goodness of Jesus Through the Art of Breadmaking by Abigail Dodds. This book is filled with eleven devotionals along with eleven easy-to-follow bread recipes all designed to show you how to find your ultimate fulfillment in Christ, the all-satisfying bread of life. Pick up Bread of Life wherever books are sold or visit Crossway to find out how you can get 30% off with your Crossway plus account. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship! Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Social Media downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Social Media series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Social Media 05: Should I Post this Picture of My Kid?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 33:45

    As proud moms, most of us can't resist sharenting. (Yep, that term is real! If you haven't heard it before: it just means sharing pictures of our kids online.) Whether we have a small, private account for friends and family or share lifestyle content for thousands of eyes to see, let's at least ask the question—why are we posting this? What are the rewards? What are the risks? In this episode, Emily and Laura chat through questions to consider the ‘why' behind our sharenting. While the takeaway will look different for everyone, when the gospel guides our thinking, we'll share with love and wisdom. This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of Bread of Life: Savoring the All Satisfying Goodness of Jesus Through the Art of Breadmaking by Abigail Dodds. This book is filled with eleven devotionals along with eleven easy-to-follow bread recipes all designed to show you how to find your ultimate fulfillment in Christ, the all-satisfying bread of life. Pick up Bread of Life wherever books are sold or visit Crossway to find out how you can get 30% off with your Crossway plus account. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship! Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Social Media downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Social Media series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Social Media 04: Influencers Change the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 43:02

    “Mom influencers.” How does that term hit? Some of us love them. Some of us roll our eyes at them. Sometimes we do both. But either way, we might not realize how influencers shape our motherhood—the pans we buy, the parenting methods we use, and the pacifiers we purchase. Whether you're on social media or not, you've been influenced! In this special live-recorded episode, Emily and Laura break down the topic of influence and mom-influencer culture, examining the good and the bad. If we're going to navigate motherhood in a digital age, we need Christ to be our greatest influence. This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of Bread of Life: Savoring the All Satisfying Goodness of Jesus Through the Art of Breadmaking by Abigail Dodds. This book is filled with eleven devotionals along with eleven easy-to-follow bread recipes all designed to show you how to find your ultimate fulfillment in Christ, the all-satisfying bread of life. Pick up Bread of Life wherever books are sold or visit Crossway to find out how you can get 30% off with your Crossway plus account. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship! Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Social Media downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Social Media series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Social Media 03: Please Like Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 34:35

    Let's get real: we all want to be liked. No matter where we are on the social media spectrum, from a professional content creator on Instagram to an occasional poster for the sake of the grandparents, God's principles for the way we share content remain the same. In this episode, Emily and Laura walk through questions to consider as we seek to honor God in the things we post online. When we're known and loved by him, our content won't be ruled by our desire to be ‘liked' by others. __ This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners by Dane Ortlund. This book reminds us that we grow in Christ by going deeper into the gospel truths that first saved us. Drawing on wisdom from people in church history, Ortlund reminds readers to fix their eyes on Jesus in their battle against sin, living in light of his grace and their identity in him. Pick up Deeper wherever books are sold or visit Crossway to find out how you can get 30% off with your Crossway plus account. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship! __ Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Social Media downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Social Media series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Social Media 02: When It Makes You Mad

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 30:20

    We've all been there. We're innocently scrolling through social media and then we feel a tinge of guilt, anger, or sadness. We get on social media to relax or escape from the world, and find ourselves feeling worse than ever. Cancel culture. Shame. Outrage. Judgement. Where does this all come from? How do we deal with it? In this episode of the podcast, Emily and Laura talk through all the feelings that social media brings up for us and how we process what faithful response looks like online. The only perfect person—Jesus. We won't feel worse than ever when we spend our days looking at him.  __ This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners by Dane Ortlund. This book reminds us that we grow in Christ by going deeper into the gospel truths that first saved us. Drawing on wisdom from people in church history, Ortlund reminds readers to fix their eyes on Jesus in their battle against sin, living in light of his grace and their identity in him. Pick up Deeper wherever books are sold or visit Crossway to find out how you can get 30% off with your Crossway plus account. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship! __ Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Social Media downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Social Media series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter  

    Social Media 01: Wake Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 33:04

    Whether we recognize it or not, social media is changing us. It changes how we interact with people. It even changes our motherhood—what we buy, what strategies we use, and where we go for hope and help. In the first episode of our social media mini-series, Laura and Emily invite us to wake-up to the impact of social media on our lives. If we want to know how to swim in the waters of social media, we need to take a hard look at it's risks and pitfalls. But as we bring the gospel to bear on our social media use, we can ask God to shape our desires and impulses for what brings the longest good to our families. __ This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners by Dane Ortlund. This book reminds us that we grow in Christ by going deeper into the gospel truths that first saved us. Drawing on wisdom from people in church history, Ortlund reminds readers to fix their eyes on Jesus in their battle against sin, living in light of his grace and their identity in him. Pick up Deeper wherever books are sold or visit Crossway to find out how you can get 30% off with your Crossway plus account. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship! __ Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Social Media downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Social Media series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Prayer Bonus | 8 Tips for Building a Habit of Prayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 6:51

    ___ This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of the ESV audio Bible read by award-winning modern hymn writer, Kristyn Getty. This word for word audio version of the full Bible brings God's word to life in a fresh way. Listen in your car, in your home, or on the go. Stream it for free today at ESV.org or in the ESV Bible app for iOS and Android devices. You can also purchase the audio as a digital download for 50% off with your Crossway Plus account. For more information visit crossway.org/plus. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship this season! Surprise! We have an extra show for you! Don't worry, you didn't get the day wrong. It's not a Wednesday, but we loved talking about prayer so we just kept going. Maybe you're left wondering “how do I actually get started with prayer?” Or you've started the habit countless times before, but always end up fizzling out. Emily jumped back behind the microphone to share 8 quick tips for making prayer a habit.  As we round out the Prayer mini-series, we want you to feel equipped to go forward with a habit of prayer. So we put all the tips we could think of in one easy place for you! ___ Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Prayer downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Prayer series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Prayer 05: When You Don't Want to Pray

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 33:39

    What do you do when you don't feel like praying? Like the disciples in the garden with Jesus, you want to do the right thing, but you just can't stay awake. Or you have the invite to the prayer meeting, but you would rather stay home to watch TV. In the final episode of the Prayer mini-series, Laura and Emily talk about the elephant in the room—sometimes we just don't want to pray. Listen in as they troubleshoot the various reasons for why we might not feel like it. But they don't leave us there. You might not feel like praying today, but hopefully this episode will fan a lingering flame in you, sparking a renewed desire for prayer. ___ This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of the ESV audio Bible read by award-winning modern hymn writer, Kristyn Getty. This word for word audio version of the full Bible brings God's word to life in a fresh way. Listen in your car, in your home, or on the go. Stream it for free today at ESV.org or in the ESV Bible app for iOS and Android devices. You can also purchase the audio as a digital download for 50% off with your Crossway Plus account. For more information visit crossway.org/plus. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship this season! ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Prayer downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Prayer series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Prayer 04: Wisdom From Ruth Chou Simons

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 27:49

    We believe prayer is important—even necessary—but where do we even begin? Listen in as Laura chats with a seasoned mom of six boys (yes, six!). You may know Ruth Chou Simons as the founder of Gracelaced and from her award-winning books. But we're also thankful for her as one of the Risen Motherhood Board Members, so we're excited to share her motherhood wisdom with you today! She gives her tips for making prayer part of your family routine, how to give your kids language for prayer, and so much more. You won't want to miss this episode! ___ This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of the ESV audio Bible read by award-winning modern hymn writer, Kristyn Getty. This word for word audio version of the full Bible brings God's word to life in a fresh way. Listen in your car, in your home, or on the go. Stream it for free today at ESV.org or in the ESV Bible app for iOS and Android devices. You can also purchase the audio as a digital download for 50% off with your Crossway Plus account. For more information visit crossway.org/plus. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship this season! ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Prayer downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Prayer series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Prayer 03: Tips for Praying As A Family - A Chat with Hunter Beless & Laura Wifler

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 32:25

    Prayer is not a box to check during nap time. It's something the whole family can get involved in, even when nap time is non-existent! In today's episode, listen in as two moms, Laura and her friend Hunter Beless (whom you may know from the The Journeywomen Podcast!) share practical tips for praying as a family.  They remind us that while it's good to pray alone in the quiet of our bedroom, it's also good to involve our kids in prayer as we do it together. There's a practical idea for everyone in this episode! ____ This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of the Flourish Bible Studies series by Lydia Brownback. These 10-week studies illustrate the overarching storyline of the Bible book by book. Each workbook features conversational teaching and study questions designed to give women tools for Bible study in every season of life. Pick up the Flourish Bible Studies wherever books are sold or visit crossway.org/plus to find out how you can get 30 percent off with your Crossway plus account. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship this season! ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Prayer downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Prayer series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Prayer 02: Why Do We Say “Amen?” And Other Questions About Prayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 29:30

    When it comes to prayer, kids have all the questions. Why do we say “amen?” Do I need to close my eyes? But moms have lots of questions about prayer too. Do I pray to God or can I pray to Jesus? How do I teach my kids reverence in prayer? In today's episode, Laura and Emily tackle some frequently asked questions with biblical answers and personal application. As we disciple our kids according to their own questions and needs, we can be moms who point our kids to Christ and train them in prayer. ____   This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of the Flourish Bible Studies series by Lydia Brownback. These 10-week studies illustrate the overarching storyline of the Bible book by book. Each workbook features conversational teaching and study questions designed to give women tools for Bible study in every season of life. Pick up the Flourish Bible Studies wherever books are sold or visit crossway.org/plus to find out how you can get 30 percent off with your Crossway plus account. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship this season! ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Prayer downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Prayer series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

    Prayer 01: Don't Wait

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 31:40

    Why is it so hard to pray? We know prayer is essential, but like the discipline of healthy eating, we turn to the chips instead of the veggies. We choose the quick fix, rather than the thing that sustains. In the first episode of our mini-series on prayer, Emily and Laura talk about our common struggles with prayer, the benefits of this essential habit, and why prayer is possible right now.. Prayer keeps our eyes on the Lord, changing our lives today and generations to come—why wait?. Listen in to hear the many ways prayer benefits you and how prayer has been part of God's plan for his people from the beginning! _____ This mini-series is brought to you in part by Crossway, publisher of the Flourish Bible Studies series by Lydia Brownback. These 10-week studies illustrate the overarching storyline of the Bible book by book. Each workbook features conversational teaching and study questions designed to give women tools for Bible study in every season of life. Pick up the Flourish Bible Studies wherever books are sold or visit crossway.org/plus to find out how you can get 30 percent off with your Crossway plus account. We're so thankful for Crossway's sponsorship this season! _____ Sign up for Risen Motherhood's email list for your free Prayer downloads! Find discussion questions, links, and related resources from our Prayer series here. R|M on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

    Prayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 3:06

    Real Life Wisdom from Elisabeth Elliot | Obedience .06

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 34:36

    Today we have a real treat for you! In our final episode in the Obedience series we’re bringing you a talk from Elisabeth Elliot—a message to challenge and encourage all of us. She asks questions like “whose agenda are you following?” and “how do I respond when I feel like God isn’t supplying my needs?” If you wonder if God has forgotten you, withheld good things from you, or you want to trust his promises more, this talk is for you. Elisabeth lived through many difficulties, unanswered prayers, life on the mission field as a single mom, and she even outlived two husbands. Her words are a kind reminder that you can never drift beyond God’s love and care. ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible®, Artist Series, for helping make this mini-series possible! This collection of journaling Bibles celebrates the treasure of God’s word through the artistic talents of his people. Each artist offers a visual entry point focused on a biblical theme or passage, all designed to help readers engage with the Bible. Head to their website to view the beautiful covers and order your copy. We’re so thankful for Crossway’s sponsorship! ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Obedience downloads! Find all of the links and related resources from our Obedience series here. Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

    Fun Facts & Footnotes | Obedience .05

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 22:15

    Maybe you’ve gotten this far into the conversation about obedience and you’re still wondering if it’s all about restrictions? Or maybe you want to obey but keep finding yourself in a pattern of sin? Maybe you’re skeptical about God’s demand for perfection and you’re not sure who can really measure up? Come behind the scenes in this episode, as Laura turns the microphone on Emily and asks her to unpack three truths about obedience.  This deep dive is meant to help us understand the free gift of grace and its transforming power in our daily lives. ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible®, Artist Series, for helping make this mini-series possible! This collection of journaling Bibles celebrates the treasure of God’s word through the artistic talents of his people. Each artist offers a visual entry point focused on a biblical theme or passage, all designed to help readers engage with the Bible. Head to their website to view the beautiful covers and order your copy. We’re so thankful for Crossway’s sponsorship! ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Obedience downloads! Find all of the links and related resources from our Obedience series here. Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

    When Obedience Feels Like Death | Obedience .04

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 29:47

    Obedience is hard when the sun is shining and life is good, but what about when the storm clouds come? When you get a scary diagnosis, or your business goes bankrupt, or your friend rejects you for your faith—this is when obedience feels costly, even like death. The Bible might tell us to expect suffering, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy when it comes. Our natural response in suffering is to turn inward and to focus on ourselves. So when the call to obey comes up, it feels like even more is being taken from us. But in this episode, Laura and Emily provide encouragement for the sufferer, and gospel hope that even costly obedience leads to life. ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible®, Artist Series, for helping make this mini-series possible! This collection of journaling Bibles celebrates the treasure of God’s word through the artistic talents of his people. Each artist offers a visual entry point focused on a biblical theme or passage, all designed to help readers engage with the Bible. Head to their website to view the beautiful covers and order your copy. We’re so thankful for Crossway’s sponsorship! ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Obedience downloads! Find all of the links and related resources from our Obedience series here. Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

    Troubleshooting Where We Go Wrong | Obedience .03

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 24:58

    When it comes to obedience, we’re all prone to errors. Maybe we say “freedom in Christ!” to justify our actions instead of doing what we know is right, or maybe we live with a constant stream of condemning thoughts instead of resting in the righteousness of Christ. Some of us put off obedience until tomorrow, and some of us are locked in a cycle of despair when we can’t obey perfectly today. In this episode, Laura and Emily talk through the common ditches we find ourselves in as moms, and give practical strategies for getting out of them. So whether you’re procrastinating and trying to avoid the sink full of dishes or you’re grumpy and muscling through to “get the job done,” we hope you’ll find encouragement to walk the true path of obedience.  ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the Ten Words to Live By by Jen Wilkin, for helping make this mini-series possible! This book is a fresh, biblical look at the Ten Commandments and how they impact our lives today. Jen shows us that Christians can live in obedience and holiness, and delight in the law of God, without undermining the grace of God. To purchase Ten Words to Live By and Jen’s other best-selling books, just head to their website for more info. We’re so thankful for Crossway’s sponsorship! ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Obedience downloads! Find all of the links and related resources from our Obedience series here. Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

    Knowing God’s Will Is Not As Hard As You Think | Obedience .02

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 25:55

    Deep down, we want to know we’re doing motherhood right. That we’re not failing or heading down the wrong path in life. This is true for our everyday choices about meals, screens, activities, and the way we spend our time. But it’s also true for how we work through tough relationships, respond to our kid’s hard questions, and make life-changing decisions. How do we know God’s will? In today’s episode, Emily and Laura tackle this question, because it’s not as complicated as you might think! We often wonder if we’re on track, but God’s word doesn’t leave us in the dark. He reveals his design, giving us clear commands, wise principles for life, and a framework for living like Christ in each situation. ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the Ten Words to Live By by Jen Wilkin, for helping make this mini-series possible! This book is a fresh, biblical look at the Ten Commandments and how they impact our lives today. Jen shows us that Christians can live in obedience and holiness, and delight in the law of God, without undermining the grace of God. To purchase Ten Words to Live By and Jen’s other best-selling books, just head to their website for more info. We’re so thankful for Crossway’s sponsorship! ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Obedience downloads! Find all of the links and related resources from our Obedience series here. Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

    Obedience Isn’t Just For Our Kids | Obedience .01

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 28:34

    Obedience. That’s an outdated word, right? But really, our questions in motherhood about where to send our kids to school, what to feed them, and even how we spend our time and money, boils down to this. We don’t want to fail, so we wonder what to obey, how to obey, and how to keep going when we stumble. Essentially, we want to know what it looks like to live ‘Risen Motherhood’—to do all things in a way that please God. This is what we’re exploring in our new mini-series. In the first episode, Emily and Laura tackle these questions and explain why obedience brings freedom. We want to be good moms, and obedience to Christ’s commands is the place to start. ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the Ten Words to Live By by Jen Wilkin, for helping make this mini-series possible! This book is a fresh, biblical look at the Ten Commandments and how they impact our lives today. Jen shows us that Christians can live in obedience and holiness, and delight in the law of God, without undermining the grace of God. To purchase Ten Words to Live By and Jen’s other best-selling books, just head to their website for more info. We’re so thankful for Crossway’s sponsorship! ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Obedience downloads! Find all of the links and related resources from our Obedience series here. Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.    

    Fear 07: The Application

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 31:25

    Today we’re getting practical. If you’ve ever wondered how to battle fear in everyday life, this episode is for you!  In our final show of the mini-series, Laura and Emily give tools to help moms through fear. Whether you choose one step or all of them, we hope this episode encourages you to action in your battle with fear. Let’s be moms who fear God more! ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the ESV Scripture Journals, for helping make this mini-series possible! Pairing individual books of the Bible with blank pages, you can journal as you read, listen to a sermon, or study the Bible. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up the black or Illuminated ESV Scripture Journals for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ membership. ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Fear downloads! Find all of the links and related resources from our Fear series here. Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

    Fear 06: The Meditation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 12:33

    When you’re afraid, it’s so helpful to rehearse God’s word. But it can be hard to find a quiet place, or even time, to read and think about what God’s promises mean for your situation. Moms have a lot of demands on their time, so we’ve put together an entire episode designed to help you meditate on God’s word. In this episode, Emily reads a collection of scriptures on fear. So whether you’re scrubbing toilets, driving to work, or even on a walk, we pray these scriptures lift your eyes to the Lord as you face your fears. ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the ESV Scripture Journals, for helping make this mini-series possible! Pairing individual books of the Bible with blank pages, you can journal as you read, listen to a sermon, or study the Bible. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up the black or Illuminated ESV Scripture Journals for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ membership. ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Fear downloads! Find all of the links and related resources from our Fear series here. Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

    Fear 05: The Replay

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 21:48

    What would happen if we were prepared for the storms of life? What would it look like to cultivate faith that can weather a job loss, or a child’s illness, or our friends rejecting us for our faith? In this episode, we have a special treat—a message from Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth on being a woman who trusts the Lord in the face of fear. Teaching from Proverbs 31:21-25, she encourages us to be proactive—not reactive—to the storms of life.  If you’re looking for practical help in facing your fears, or ever wanted to understand what it means to be a true Proverbs 31 woman, this message is for you!  ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the ESV Scripture Journals, for helping make this mini-series possible! Pairing individual books of the Bible with blank pages, you can journal as you read, listen to a sermon, or study the Bible. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up the black or Illuminated ESV Scripture Journals for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ membership. ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Fear downloads!  Find all of the links and related resources from our Fear series here.  Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Fear 04: The Perspective

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 25:56

    Do you feel alone in your fears? Do you look around at your friends and neighbors and wonder if there is anyone who understands what you’re facing? Fear can be so isolating, but the good news is, we aren’t alone! In this episode, Laura and Emily introduce us to moms who’ve gone before us. They remind us that God gave us the gift of other believers— in our local churches, the global church, and even in church history—to strengthen our faith, give us courage, and help us know we have friends in the fight. ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp, for helping make this mini-series possible! These short devotions invite you to prepare your heart for Easter by focusing on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus this Lenten season. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up Journey to the Cross for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ membership.  ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Fear downloads!  Find all of the links and related resources from our Fear series here.  Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Fear 03: The Principles

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 25:13

    Whether we fear an imminent threat or an unlikely scenario, we’re often left wondering how to respond. Maybe we’re more likely to hide and shy away from any possible conflict or to react sharply, boldly fighting back before we’ve sought the Lord. As we face our fears, it’s helpful to stop to think—where is this coming from and what biblical truths apply? In this episode, Emily and Laura talk through how we handle frightening things, giving us principles for facing our fears both big and small, and pointing us to the peace that Christ brings. ____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp, for helping make this mini-series possible! These short devotions invite you to prepare your heart for Easter by focusing on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus this Lenten season. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up Journey to the Cross for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ membership.  ____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Fear downloads!  Find all of the links and related resources from our Fear series here.  Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Fear 02 | The Examination

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 28:16

    Have you ever wondered why we experience fear in the first place? In this episode, we’re going back to our roots!  Laura and Emily examine fear through the gospel lens—creation, fall, redemption, consummation—reminding us that our fears have an explanation. It hasn’t always been this way, and because of Christ, it won’t be this way forever! If you’re new here or been with us since the beginning, we hope you’ll be encouraged to see your fears in light of the greatest story—God’s story.  Note: We know that “fear” covers a wide variety of issues—some so lighthearted that we can easily brush them off, and some so disturbing that we can barely utter them to our closest friend. This series is aimed at the most common fears in motherhood—the things that cross our minds and motivate our daily actions. But due to the limitations of our knowledge and the brevity of a 7-episode series we don’t aim to address life’s most complex and sober terrors. Please keep in mind that some instances and experiences of fear may require professional counseling, pastoral care, or a medical doctor.  If you find yourself in a situation that feels much larger than the topics we cover in this series, we encourage you to seek help from professionals who are trained to care for you best in this struggle.  _____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp, for helping make this mini-series possible! These short devotions invite you to prepare your heart for Easter by focusing on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus this Lenten season. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up Journey to the Cross for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ _____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Fear downloads!  Find all of the links and related resources from our Fear series here.  Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Fear 01: The Introduction

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 25:16

    Motherhood offers no shortage of reasons to fear, which is why we’re doing a deep dive into the topic in this mini-series. In the first episode in this 7-episode series, Laura and Emily talk about some of the fears they’ve faced in the past year. Not all fear is bad though, so they give us examples of different types of fear and talk about the best kind—the fear of the Lord. If you find yourself in a state of fear, you’re not alone. Let’s fight our fears together with the truth of God’s word. _____ We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp, for helping make this mini-series possible! These short devotions invite you to prepare your heart for Easter by focusing on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus this Lenten season. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up Journey to the Cross for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ _____ Sign up for Risen Motherhoods' email list for your free Fear downloads!  Find all of the links and related resources from our Fear series here.  View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

    Practice Makes Progress | Ep. 180

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 27:04

    As moms, we all fall short of the glory of God day after day. So we need to preach the gospel to ourselves again and again. But how do we actually do that? In this episode, Emily and Laura share how reminding yourself of the gospel is an important part of the Christian walk—but it requires some practice. To preach the gospel, we have to know the gospel. It’s the only thing that keeps us from being defined by the time we yelled in the car or hid in the pantry stress-eating dark chocolate. Momma, your true identity is secure in Christ—offering peace, hope, and joy in every moment. We’re grateful to Christian Planner for helping make this week’s show possible! Are you looking for a planner to keep you organized, while also helping you keep Christ at the center of your busy life? As a listener of the Risen Motherhood, you can get a free sticker book with a purchase of a 2021 planner through December 31, 2020, while quantities last. Just add the sticker book to your cart and enter the code RISEN at checkout on ChristianPlanner.com. Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter R|M Resources for Advent

    Make a Joyful Noise | Ep. 179

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 25:13

    There’s just something about music that helps us remember things we’ve learned in a way that other methods can’t match! In this episode, Emily and Laura celebrate our opportunity to worship God through song. No matter what our singing voices sound like, we can all benefit from remembering God’s goodness and faithfulness through shared songs in the Christian faith. By inviting these moments of worship into our homes, we’re able to experience the joy of knowing God and resting in his promises as a whole family. We’re grateful to Christian Planner for helping make this week’s show possible! Are you looking for a planner to keep you organized, while also helping you keep Christ at the center of your busy life? From now until December 31, 2020, Risen Motherhood podcast listeners will receive a free sticker book with a purchase of a 2021 planner when you use the code RISEN at checkout on ChristianPlanner.com. Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter R|M Resources for Advent    

    Don’t Take My Word for It with Jen Wilkin | Ep. 178

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 35:21

    Can a mom really develop a personal understanding of the Bible in the season of young children? In this episode, Emily and Laura chat with author and Bible teacher, Jen Wilkin, about her passion for biblical literacy. Jen encourages moms to pursue a firsthand knowledge of scripture and gives practical examples of what this might look like. She offers encouragement to set aside larger blocks of time, get involved in a structured study with accountability, and consistently consume the word whenever and wherever you can. If you haven't been sure how an understanding of scripture can impact your role as a mom, you'll be so challenged and encouraged by this interview! Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter R|M Resources for Advent We’re grateful to Moody Publishers, who recently published Motherhood Without All the Rules by Maggie Combs, for helping make this week’s show possible! In this new book, Maggie invites you to find freedom from society's rules for motherhood by finding freedom in Christ through obedience to God and his word.  

    The Most Wonderful Time of the Year | Ep. 177

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 23:23

    One of the most exciting things we can teach our children is that Jesus came to earth as a tiny baby and that he’s coming back as the King. This past-and-future perspective is at the heart of the Advent season as we celebrate what has happened and wait expectantly for what is to come. In this episode, Emily and Laura explain the meaning of Advent, share ways to celebrate, and encourage moms to find freedom in the Christmas season. Instead of running into the holidays with added pressure of one more thing, we can look to Christ and celebrate the gospel story in our homes from an overflow of joy. View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE R|M Resources for Advent We’re grateful to Moody Publishers, publishers of the new books, Screen Kids and Grandparenting Screen Kids, for helping make this week’s show possible! These new books provide parents and grandparents with the practical tools needed to make positive changes regarding screen time.

    I Wouldn’t Do It That Way | Ep. 176

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 27:00

    It’s natural to prefer spending time with moms who share similar parenting values, lifestyle choices, and special interests with us. On the other hand, most of us can instantly think of a mom we avoid, because she makes us uncomfortable with her views in a gray-area of motherhood. These feelings beg the question, “How should we love and interact with those who do motherhood differently than us, especially when those differences breed difficulties?” In this episode, Emily and Laura apply the gospel to these challenging relationships, remembering that the cross levels all of us. Because of the extravagant grace shown to us, we can now love others who are different, even when it’s hard. We’re grateful to Val Marie Paper, creator of prompted prayer journals, for making this week’s show possible! From now through December 31, 2020 get 10% off any non spiral bound item in their shop with the code RM10. View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE

    Emily & Laura's Favorite Things | Ep. 175

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 31:44

    At R|M, we love sharing great resources! In this all new episode, Emily and Laura share a Top 10 List of best products to encourage and equip us in our relationship with the Lord along with gift ideas for kids and some of their personal favorite books. As much as we love these beautiful, intentional, and creative resources, we hope they ultimately point you to Christ and his word. Resources can be helpful, but only God’s word is essential. We’re grateful to Operation Christmas Child for helping make this week’s show possible! Operation Christmas Child provides a simple way for your family to meet practical needs of children all over the world, while also bringing the hope of the gospel. National Shoebox Collection week is November 16–23, 2020, so there’s still time to fill a shoebox with your kids. You can even fill your entire box online! View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE  

    Let’s Just Skip This | Ep. 174

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 23:53

    Moms know that you don’t start reading a storybook in the middle! If you skip the first half, your kids miss important aspects of the plot and the character development. Instead, you start at the very beginning and view all of the parts as a whole. But for some reason, when it comes to the Bible, we often toss that concept aside and go straight for the easier-to-understand New Testament books. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss the importance of reading the Old Testament, citing eight reasons why it really matters! Processing the entire Bible in light of the cross is critical for us (and our kiddos) to rightly understand God's epic redemption story. We’re grateful to Christian Standard Bible, a Bible translation for everyone, for making this week’s show possible. Whether reading to a child, teaching in your women’s ministry, or using for personal study, the CSB will be accurate, readable, and shareable. Find your Bible at csbible.com. View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE

    Knowing Your Limits with Hannah Anderson | Ep. 173

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 37:17

    We know we should be grateful for the gifts God has given us in motherhood. But instead, we may find ourselves battling discontentment, anxiety, and stress over our inability to keep up with even the simplest tasks. In this episode, Emily and Laura talk with author Hannah Anderson about her book Humble Roots. Hannah applies gospel-truth to challenging topics like postpartum body image, vocational or ministry calling, and dealing with the temptation to live for our ideal version of motherhood instead of God's plan for us. This conversation is candid, challenging, and leaves much to be considered as Hannah offers an opportunity for weary moms to rest by accepting their limitations and letting God be God. We’re grateful to Well-Watered Women, creators of the Give Me Jesus Journal, for making this week’s show possible. From now through December 31 2020, you can use the promo code RISEN10 for 10% off anything in their shop. View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE

    You Don’t Have to be Scared | Ep. 172

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 29:27

    Evangelism is an essential part of the Christian life—so why does it feel so overwhelming and awkward? Maybe you worry you’ll say the wrong thing or offend someone. But when you think about it, is there anything better or more beautiful than sharing Christ? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss some common pitfalls we experience in evangelism and the gospel hope that drives us to try again. From the people in our homes to those we see in our communities, we can share the greatest news of Christ’s resurrection by simply sharing what he did and how the gospel impacts our own lives! We’re grateful to Crossway and the ESV Women’s Study Bible for making this week’s show possible. Now through November 14, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up an ESV Women’s Study Bible for 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Head over to crossway.org/risenmotherhood to find out more! View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE

    Quick Fix | Ep. 171

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 27:06

    Scroll through Pinterest or eavesdrop in a coffee shop and you might see or hear something along the lines of, “All I need is a whole lotta of Jesus and a little bit of coffee/tacos/Netflix/sleep.” While it’s usually said in jest, we all have little crutches that we tend to rely on when we’re in survival mode. In this episode, Emily and Laura talk about potential crutches in motherhood like wine, shopping, or social media. While these things may make us feel good temporarily, only Christ is the source of our greatest and lasting joy. So momma, let’s go back to the cross and fix our eyes on the only one able to sustain, encourage, grow, and help us in every situation—Jesus. This episode is brought to you by our generous R|M donors! Consider joining them with an ongoing gift to help us produce more content like this episode. Donate Now to Risen Motherhood View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE

    Sovereign Over the Sad | Ep. 170

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 26:25

    The daily hardships of motherhood weigh on us—difficult decisions, potty training, sleeplessness, and more. But sometimes we experience deeper, more profound suffering that makes us cry out, “Why God?” In this episode, Emily and Laura offer gospel encouragement for those in the midst of deep suffering. Suffering is different for everyone, but scripture offers unshakeable hope in every situation. Since God didn’t excuse himself from suffering, one day—through Christ—our suffering will give way to joy. We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Check out Crossway’s ESV Women’s Study Bible and get 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Offer valid until November 14, 2020. View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE

    Kids Say the Darndest Things with Trillia Newbell | Ep. 169

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 35:23

    Kids say the darndest things sometimes, don’t they? Maybe it’s a comment about someone’s hair while you’re in line at the grocery store or they ask a question about someone’s dialect when you have a neighbor over for dinner, but no matter where it happens, it’s normal for children to show curiosity about God’s diverse design. In this episode, Trillia Newbell joins Emily and Laura to share practical ways we can explain God’s very good idea about diversity to our children, exposing them to different types of people with joy and transparency. The gospel speaks a better word than our culture—affirming that all people are made in the image of God and should be loved as such. We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Check out Crossway’s ESV Women’s Study Bible and get 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Offer valid until November 14, 2020. View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE

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