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As empty nest moms, how can we answer God's call now, even after our failures and mistakes? I believe the enemy wants us to feel defeated and useless. But the Lord calls us to build His Kingdom every day. Where can you serve the Lord in the second half of life? This podcast exists to help you figure that out.
 
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How can God turn an open, festering wound into a message to help other women heal? By walking in the healing and forgiveness that Jesus gives, Tina Smith has been enabled to share and help others heal from their own abortion experiences. She also has obeyed as the Lord has opened doors for her to podcast, write, speak and influence during her empty…
 
When the Lord calls us to new ventures in the empty nest we can easily get overwhelmed with all the details and jobs and ideas. Erin Harrigan discusses how to follow the Lord instead of hustling and wearing ourselves out. And just wait until you hear Erin's description of imposter syndrome! It will change everything. Erin Harrigan is a Christian wi…
 
2022 is here. Will it be better than 2021 or 2020? Or will it be worse? When fear of the future overwhelms our souls, there is really only one solution. It is remembering what the Lord has already done. This episode reveals 7 specific truths to remember to combat fear and walk in victory no matter what 2022 holds. For complete show notes go over to…
 
Kristine Brown had plans for when the children left. Plans to write and use her time in ways she'd never had the opportunity to before. But through an arduous cancer journey, the Lord allowed Kristine to learn new lessons on trusting Him, even when all the plans go in a direction you would never choose. Kristine compiled these lessons and overlays …
 
Has God placed an idea in your heart? A message or idea or creation that just won't leave your mind? But you might not be sure how to take the first step or how to navigate the waters of taking your thoughts into the social media world of today. Today's guest, Ruthie Gray of Authentic Online Marketing will share encouragement, tips, and tricks to h…
 
What happens when all the kids move out, you get your house just like you want it, and then God wants you to open yourself back up to kids and grandkids? Many people face that challenge and blessing. Cathy Lawdanski share great wisdom on how to move from the struggle to finding the blessing. And she has continued to grow and minister in the process…
 
Misty Phillip’s testimony will encourage you to follow Jesus and obey His promptings even if you need to do it scared! We never know what the Lord will do with each step of obedience we take. God calls each of us to serve and love Him, and Misty’s life exemplifies walking through every door the Lord opens and letting Him take care of the consequenc…
 
Rhonda Stoppe downloads tons of valuable empty nest wisdom for us, like: “Once you wrap your head around that you have all of this time and that God can do through you things that you didn’t do earlier on, then you are coming to the place where you are just, “Okay, Lord. I don’t know what You want to do through me, but I am available.” Rhonda Stopp…
 
Part 2 of Amy Connell! The empty nest years make our health decisions more important than ever. How else will we stay strong and healthy to do all the Lord calls us to do? This episode is loaded chock full of wisdom and practical help to assist us make good choices and wise decisions about our health in the empty nest. Amy's deep knowledge will giv…
 
Amy Connell teaches women to take care of their body so they can do what they are called to do. In this first part of a two part interview, Amy shares how she got still and quiet to hear from the Lord when He called her to start her ministry to women called Graced Health. Today's conversation looks at the process God used to get her to the place wh…
 
Great women in the Bible aren't usually the ones who become queens. They live normal lives, but chose when the opportunity presents itself to live for Jesus, proclaim the Lord, and make a difference to those around them. In the last three episodes we've looked at three women who used their normal lives to live big for the Lord. What can we learn fr…
 
Acts 16 hold the story of one of the Bible's great women. Lydia had multiple excuses for why life was hard and she had too many struggles to make the massive decision to follow the call of Jesus. But that is why she is a great woman! What is holding you back from serving the Lord and responding to Him with your whole heart?…
 
The prophetess Anna live as an old widow, proclaiming the word of the Lord in the Temple - a job she'd done for decades. I wonder if she felt insignificant or if she doubted if her work even mattered. But she was only one of two people who recognized Jesus as the Messiah as a baby. That's what we are NEVER done. Our long obedience and long faithful…
 
This is the first in a three part series on “Great Women In The Bible.” These may be different women than you are used to seeing in the "great women" category. They are the quiet and unknown ones. Do they need to be well known to be great or do great things for the Lord? I think we underestimate the power of the quiet, faithful life. We will look a…
 
We can be our own worst critics. How do we keep faith and hope when disappointment and regret cloud our hearts? And our enemy can use accusation, blame, and guilt to hobble us. In this special, first anniversary edition of the podcast, I do a short dramatic presentation of the battle that can rage in our mind. It is only the Sword of the Word that …
 
We might be praying for our kids or grandkids with the new school year. But what about their teachers? A teacher can have an extraordinary impact. Because of the influence educators have on your student, praying for him or her may be the most powerful thing you can do. This episode has five, powerful prayers taken straight from Scripture to pray ov…
 
Do our prayers for our adult kids even matter? Will praying for them help our relationship with them? Rachel Britton not only feels an urgency to pray for her own children, but wants to help other women feel equipped to pray. As she says, "I think we've all realized in this past year that life is short and fragile. Prayer is the best legacy we can …
 
The horror of what is happening in Afghanistan play across our TVs and new feeds, but what can we do? Pray! This episode give five scripture to pray from and then we pray together for the people living in the Taliban's wake. Scripture to pray: Psalm 91:2-5, 9-11 2 Kings 6:15-18 Psalm 27:1-3 Psalm 3:3-8 Romans 8:35-37 Here's a link to an article tha…
 
When we’re walking with Jesus- everything in our lives and marriages can be repurposed and redeemed! Today’s guest, Michelle Rayburn, shares that message along with many other empty nest nuggets of wisdom. And listen to the end of the podcast to find out about the book she is giving away to one of my lucky listeners! Michelle Rayburn is an author a…
 
Your story holds great value for your kids and grandkids. Do you want to tell your story but the job seems too daunting to begin? Then I have the perfect guest for you today. Judy Watters teaches how to write memoir, so you can share with the generations to come how Jesus has worked in your life. Come listen and then write your story! Judy's Facebo…
 
Every skill, job, and training we experience in our early years, can be used for Kingdom work in our empty nest years! Christa Hutchins assists Christian creatives move from idea to action by teaching them project management skills she's employed in her corporate job. How could God use your skills to grow His Kingdom? Christa has a free quiz you ca…
 
What is God calling you to do in the empty nest? Does it scare you? Fear keeps us from moving into God's call in our life. In Numbers 13 when the Israelites reach the promised land, 10 of those men looked at what was scary in light of what they could do. Two of those men looked at odds stacked against them in light of what God could do. For most of…
 
Allison Weeks has spent her years as a wife and a mother cultivating her skills as a homemaker. Now, in her empty nest years, she is spreading the encouragement and wisdom from fellow veteran homemakers and sharing it with the world in her podcast. Allison is a great example of what it means to treat homemaking like the art it deserves to be. Links…
 
Downsizing for the month of June 2021. This series has paralleled my life. Today we ask the question: why downsize? My most important reason: I’m downsizing my stuff to upsize my impact. We must get rid of the stuff that keeps us from fully following the Lord. Today I want to share two scriptures with you that paint this picture for me. Colossians …
 
We don't usually talk about God not keeping His promises, particularly with our Christian friends. But it feels that way sometimes, doesn't it? The good news is the Bible addresses this. Don't you love how the Word isn't afraid to talk about the hard stuff? Let's not be afraid to talk about hard stuff either. If you feel like God hasn't kept His pr…
 
How do we make decisions when the way forward is unclear? Sometimes, too many good things crowd our calendar and we need to make our best yes. More often, many difficulties clog our lives and it’s hard to figure out the best priority. Many options and numerous needs bring confusion. What path should we take? Which way should we turn? Thankfully the…
 
As most plants get old they don’t produce as much fruit or as high quality. People can be the same. How do we not only remain fruitful, but have the years in our second half of life increase in effectiveness? Will we be ready for the opportunities of the empty nest? What will keep up from effectively serving Jesus in these important years?…
 
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