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November 2017

013: Mona Corwin

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Today I am so excited to talk to my good friend Mona Corwin.  She is married to her highschool sweetheart Warren, they have five children and 2 grandbabies.    

Mona has an amazing ministry called Balanced MomLife where she invests in mentoring young moms and passionately teaches them that if you embrace the framework God uniquely created for you, you will thrive and be unrivaled! Most moms struggle with the “overwhelmed and never enough syndrome,” wishing there were some clear cut answers. America’s Mom Mentor Mona Corwin coaches moms with real life solutions. Because motherhood and marriage can be hard, she has developed a three part framework that works to help moms; Own their roles, Find their balance, and Live their dreams.

Mona and I talk about what it means to have a soft strength in your marriage. As we are called as women to be wives, parents, and moms, we must first nourish our soul so that we can richly fulfill these unique roles.

I hope you will be as blessed by this interview as I was.

Here’s my interview with Mona Corwin.

Resources

Book: The Unstoppable Generation: Are We the Ones We Have Been Waiting For?

Book: Table for Two: Doing Life and Savoring Scripture Together

And don’t forget to go grab Mona’s beautiful FREE GIFT to our listeners!

The Authentic Womanhood “Who I Am” print at Authentic Womanhood.

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012: Amy Simmons Crafton

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Today on the TBB podcast my guest is Amy Simmons Crafton.  Amy and I have become friends over the last several years and one of the things I love about her is that she “does life with intentionality.” I feel so blessed to have a chance to sit down and talk with this amazing woman.

Amy literally travels the world placing God’s Word directly in people’s hands. I invite you to visit AmazingGrace.Life which is all about bringing you a step closer to God, no matter where you are in your religious journey.  The hope at AmazingGrace.Life is to inspire you through stories of people whose lives have been touched by God, but most of all, offer you the next step in getting closer to Him.

In our interview, we talk about some incredible life experiences Amy has faced, delve into issues like vulnerability, personal insecurities, and how to nurture a healthy marriage.

Here’s my interview with Amy Simmons Crafton.

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011: Jamie Ivey

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My interview this week is with Jamie Ivey. Jamie hosts a podcast called The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, she lives in Austin, TX, is a wife to Aaron, and together they have four kids under the age of 13.

On the podcast this week I want to focus on an incredible book Jamie just finished writing entitled If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free.  Her book is scheduled to be released January 2018.  

In this book, she is honest, vulnerable, and raw with personal stories about her walk from failure to freedom.  Jamie travels and speaks to so many women and has learned that our stories, when seen through the eyes of the gospel, are not the obstacles to our freedom, they are the key to unlocking our freedom!

We talk about the enormous fear she faced being afraid people would know the real “Jamie:” could she step into a marriage, be a pastor’s wife, lead youth, but inside be completely unsure if God even loved her?  

As her story unfolds, she shares how God kept pursuing her and only through the grace of God, she began to change and learn to truly have an intimate relationship with Him.

Jamie challenges women to ask themselves; are you fearful others will only see you for things you’ve done, not what Jesus has done in you?

Here’s my interview with Jamie Ivey.

 

Resources

Book: If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free

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010: Linda Paulk

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Today on the TBB podcast is my very dear friend Linda Paulk.

Linda is married to Bob, a captain in the Naval Reserves, and are blessed with two children.  

Linda defines the word thrive this way, “you know you are following God’s will for your life when you know you are in touch with who He created you to be, and you are using the gifts that He gave you, all for His glory.”

For years, Linda felt her identity was defined by corporate success.  But twelve years ago, she left a position as CEO of a large corporation and began to walk a new journey, a spiritual revival, where God began to help her define who He made her to be.  As God began revealing His plan for her life, she realized He had a much bigger plan than she had realized.  

God used multiple people to show Linda she was putting Him in a box.  She began a slow journey of letting go of fear, knowing fear is not of God. After much prayer, Linda moved forward into full time ministry as the CEO of Sky Ranch.

Linda and I talked about marriage and what she felt has been the most challenging time during their marriage.  She felt that, by far, becoming empty nesters has been the toughest.  She and Bob found a great resource, His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage: Willard F. Harley a study guide and book which has been life changing.

In our interview, Linda shared with me some valuable advice,  “Become aware of who you are and don’t be afraid to know who you are and who you are not.”  

I would encourage you to check out Sky Ranch, an incredible christian family camp.  They are in the business of making  Jesus famous and leading youth and families to know and follow Christ.  

Here’s my interview with Linda Paulk.

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009: Lauren Green McAfee

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Today on the TBB podcast today my guest is Lauren Green McAfee.

I met Lauren at a retreat called The Refuge! It was a relaxing time to connect and listen to the stories of women leaders from across the country.

Lauren is committed to Jesus, is married to her high school sweetheart Michael, and is originally from Oklahoma City, OK. She acquired a masters degree from Liberty University in pastoral counseling and is currently serving as the Director of Community Engagement for the soon to open Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. In addition, she is a Corporate Ambassador for Hobby Lobby and in her spare time, is working toward a PHD in ethics and policy.

In our interview, Lauren shares how she would define the word thrive. In her experience,  “Seasons change in our lives and we need to maximize our potential as we move through these times. Thriving in one season might look completely different as each season changes.”

We talk about ways to grow our faith, become accountable, develop discipline, and learn to create healthy boundaries in relationships.

Lauren is truly such an inspiration and has an interesting perspective on vulnerability.   She chooses to “lean in”  to others and has found courage and confidence in sharing her heart. We talk about significant events that have shaped who she is today and how they have helped her continue to live out her faith.

Here’s my interview with Lauren Green McAfee.

 

Resources

Projects

Upcoming Event Grand Opening of the Museum of the Bible
                                                  3 Blocks South of the U.S. Capitol
                                                            November 17, 2017
                                                          Museum of the Bible
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