GIVEAWAY ALERT: You can win the book When Strivings Cease by this week’s podcast guest. Keep reading to find out how!
In a world that applauds self-improvement, anxiety levels are at an all-time high. We feel pressure to lead, pressure to be productive, pressure to seize the day, and if you’re a parent … the pressure to parent well around the clock.
Well, today’s guest, best-selling author, Ruth Chou Simons, found herself squarely situated in that same camp, knowing there had to be a better way of living than chasing the world’s ever-changing, never-enough standard.
Every single day, someone in our world is thinking about choosing suicide. It isn’t just one or two people, but ten million Americans will consider killing themselves in the upcoming year. That’s an alarming number!
But today’s guest, Dr. Matthew Sleeth, believes Christians—and our churches—can be the first to offer hope. As a physician and minister, Dr. Sleeth will give you the practical and spiritual tools you need to help those who are wrestling with suicidal thoughts.
What if it’s not the hard roads that slay us? But rather, it’s the unmet expectations of what we thought the road would be that actually takes us down? Well, if you’re facing obstacle after obstacle, or if you’re smack dab in the middle of your own impossible, then today’s guest will give you the fresh perspective you need.
Best-selling author and my friend, Ann Voskamp, will help you discover that finding the way through is actually about finding a way of life. She’ll give you six habits to help you get through any hard day or season, and they’ll lead you to what your soul needs most.
We need each other! None of us are designed to do this life alone … without support, without community. But sometimes we just don’t know how to get over our self-reliance and get honest with others.
So, today on the 4:13 Podcast, we’re going to learn from author and podcast host, Heather MacFadyen, about how to not mom alone. But her insight isn’t just for moms! This applies to whoever you are and whatever you do.
I don’t know if it was the fresh air, the fresh produce, or the fresh wind of the Holy Spirit, but these California girls were full of refreshing life and energy! They were so enthusiastic about coming together with their sisters in Christ, and it was inspiring to be with them!
Thank you to Kim Hoff and Theresa Jebian for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined the photo booth fun, you can view your photos here.
We were all super grateful for their vibrant spirits because it gave us—the other speakers and myself—the energy we needed to minister that weekend, especially with the coast-to-coast time difference combined with some of the worst travel delays and reroutes ever!
Why is it so hard to pray without getting distracted? And why don’t I have this prayer thing figured out by now? Well, if you’ve ever asked these questions, you are in the right place. Today we get real practical about having a vibrant, unstuck prayer life.
Author and prayer journal creator, Valerie Woerner, will give you the tips and inspiration you need to pray boldly to the God who loves you. She talks about praying with focus, the misconception of being too busy to pray, and how prayer is a conversation.