Can I Stop Striving and Accept Grace Instead? With Ruth Chou Simons [Episode 194]

Stop Striving Accept Grace Ruth Chou Simons

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.

Can I Be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide? With Dr. Matthew Sleeth [Episode 193]

Force Life Culture Suicide Dr. Matthew Sleeth

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.

Can I Make It Through the Hard Days? With Ann Voskamp [Episode 192]

Way Through Hard Days Ann Voskamp

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.

Can I Choose Community Over Self Reliance? With Heather MacFadyen [Episode 191]

Choose Community Over Self Reliance Heather MacFadyen

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.

Can I Pray Without Distraction? With Val Woerner [Episode 190]

Pray Without Distraction Valerie Woerner

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.