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Rallying You To Do The Remarkable!

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Patty and Lisa: speakers, authors, relational-purpose gurus will help you find a formula that can change your world.

Life is about daily re-engineering ourselves towards the remarkable by taking advantage of the greatest untapped resource – you! Patty and Lisa’s unleashed and sticky ideas will highlight: effective communication, tapping into your sphere of influence,changing your attitude, and making your life matter.

 

Girlfriendit: Changing-the-World-One-Ruby-Shoe-at-a-Time! #Wicked

Have you ever had a paradox in your thought process, and if you stop to think about it long enough you might even be borderline embarrassed to admit what you were thinking?

You know, those thoughts that are so shallow and insignificant you wouldn’t want to repeat them out loud? OK  . . . so I won’t actually say them, but since I feel like being very transparent right now, I will write them.

It started with an email I received from Lisa who is in Jerusalem. She shared, “Going to walk the Old City this afternoon. Went to the Sea of Galilee yesterday and have spent two nights in Nazareth. Toured the places where Jesus grew up. Pretty amazing.”


I responded with, “Took my girls to go see the Broadway play Wicked last night. Walked in old town Tempe. Spent the last two nights making sure my fingernail polish matched my ruby red high-heels. Pretty amazing! Changing-the-world-one-ruby-high-heel at a time??!! #Wicked!

We had a good laugh over this, but there was a bit of reality in my heart. In the midst of feeling that I’m an idolater low-life, (Not really, but it helps with embellishing the story) decadently enjoying the insignificant frivolous things of existence, while Lisa is out praying having “Holy Land Moments!” Really? Who cares that my fingernails match my shoes? Is that going to make a difference to the kingdom?

With that thought, I paused to pray, “God I know I don’t need to be at the Sea of Galilee, I know you have me living my purpose right here, right now, experiencing you. Please help me to be bold in the adventures that you have me on in this season of life, even as I wear ruby shoes.

(This is where my day gets weird . . .) My doorbell rang and my neighbor was standing there. He said, “I don’t want to bother you, but tomorrow could you come over and be with my wife for a few hours so I can go to my doctor's appointment? (His wife has cancer and she was told last month that she only has a few months to live.)

I normally don’t have microwave prayers, but believe me it was exhilarating to have God respond so quickly. I have been praying for my neighbor and inviting her to church for the past year. What an honor do be able to be in her presence so we can sit together in ‘His presence’. Who knows, maybe God will arrange a place for her in heaven and she will be wearing the ruby shoes!

Join us as we learn together how to apply our faith with Dr. Michelle Anthony, the vice president and publisher of learning resources at David C Cook and a popular speaker in the area of family ministry. (She is the author
of Spiritual Parenting, The Big God Story and Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family.)
We also have Megan Marshman, the director of student resources and production forDavid C Cook and has led and challenged thousands of students in their faith at Christian Camps.


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Girlfriendit: What Do You Carry? with Dr. Michelle Bengtson and Suzanne Woods Fisher

A great conversation on Girlfriendit Radio about dealing with depression, finding hope and practicing forgiveness!

Author, speaker and board certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson. She knows pain and despair firsthand and combines her professional expertise and personal experience with her faith to address issues surrounding medical and mental disorders, both for those who suffer and for those who care for them. She offers sound practical tools, affirms worth, and encourages faith. Dr. Michelle Bengtson offers hope as a key to unlock joy and relief-even in the middle of the storm. She blogs regularly on her own site: http://www.DrMichelleBengtson.com. Dr. Bengtson's first solo project comes out in 2016 entitled "Hope Prevails: Insights From a Doctor's Personal Journey Through Depression."

Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of Amish fiction and non-fiction. We will be discussing her recent book, The Heart of the Amish. Suzanne says, you don't have to "go Amish" to incorporate many of their principles into your life: simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily, trusting in God. We will start out with, "What is the number-one lesson the Amish can teach us about forgiveness?"

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Girlfriendit: Safe Friendships with Pamela Havey Lau and Bob Smithhouser

With women longing for meaningful connections to help them grow in their faith and find emotional wholeness, now is the perfect time to interview our guest Pamela Havey Lau's. Her new book, A Friend in Me: How to be a Safe Haven for Other Women will help answer the question that so many of us have, "Why do we feel so isolated and alone?"

We also want to dig into a Christian perspective on popular entertainment via articles and blogs, by Bob Smithouser who has over 20 years of service at Focus on the Family and co-hosts The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast.

A few tips in pursuing relationships:

1.Love Jesus and Love others so much, that you can't help but see people through Gods lens.
2.Give Love instead of judging.
3.Fully Listen
4.Be aware of your self-talk (or what you are listening to the enemy say.)

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Girlfriendit: The Next Generation

So what do we do to help the next generation? How are we inspiring and challenging them to see beyond themselves and that they have something to offer that will make a difference? Are we giving them something to aspire towards?

We dive into this will effective tools and ideas on what it takes and what it can look like to live mission minded.
 
Joining us this week, we are excited to welcome back Ann Dunagan.  Ann is the author of The Mission-Minded Child, and has much to share with us about pointing our children and youth to Jesus. 
 
Also joining us is Anne Milam, a leader and a woman who inspires, from our ministry partner, Bloom.

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Girlfriendit: Unafraid with Susie Davis and Bloom

We are excited for our dialogue this week on Girlfriendit Radio with our two special guests, Susie Davis and Amber Ancarrow.
 
Author Susie Davis found herself stuck in a decades-long relationship with fear and anxiety after experiencing a profound tragedy when she was in the 8th grade. That day changed everything for Susie "I didn't realize it then, but that was the beginning of my breakup with God. I don't think I ever stopped loving him, but I definitely stopped trusting him," says Susie.   She is the author of the recent book, Unafraid: Trusting God in an Unsafe World.
 

Amber Ancarrow from the ministry of Bloom/Stadia lives and serves her community in Baltimore, which recently experienced racial tension and riots. Fear is not defining them or the community, and Amber will talk with us about what they are doing to love their city and promote unity.
 
This will be a show about hope and restoration!

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