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Rallying You To Do The Remarkable!
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: Who's Your Hero? Melanie Dobson and Dr Natalie Eastman

What constitutes a hero?

We live is a culture quick to create heroes and heroines and there is no short supply of people desiring to claim that title either!? Maybe there is a better way to qualify a hero:

  • Who inspires and challenges you to be better?
  • Who do you admire?
  • Who do you know (not necessarily on a personal level) who makes the world a better place?

On Girlfriendit Radio This Week:

Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of 14 historical romance, suspense and contemporary novels. We discussed the background and dynamics of her latest book, Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor (keeping family secrets, and a character with autism).

Dr. Natalie Eastman is the author of Women, Leadership, and the Bible: How Do I Know What to Believe? A Practical Guide to Biblical Interpretation. Such a great discussion about fears women face when it comes to exploring the Bible about the topic of women in church leadership roles.


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Girlfriendit: Redeeming Pleasure with Jeremy Jernigan and Anita Higman

How good is God really??? Do you ever think about this? Does this thought trip you up? We had such a great conversation with author, Jeremy Jernigan and his new book, Redeeming Pleasure. (Worthy Publishing, September 2015)

Pleasure offers many interpretations and often presents a struggle within today's culture. Craving it, seeking it and understanding its intent from God is the focus of his book.

Also on the show was author, Anita Higman who is a CBA bestselling and award-winning author with 40 books published, several of which she co-authored. Her latest, Summer's List will make you reflect on your own life and where you are going, while enjoying a captivating "fairy tale" story.

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Girlfriendit: Find Your Happy with Hillary Manton Lodge and Sarah Sundin

Great conversation about the realities of our culture where we lean in to living through other people stories and avoid our own. (Think reality TV) How does this affect us at our core? Does it lead to true happiness?

Join us for some happiness as we chat with Hillary Manton Lodge, the author of Reservations for Two, A Table by the Window, Plain Jayne, a Carol Award Finalist, and Simply Sara, an ECPA Bestselling book.

We also have Sarah Sundin, the author of The Wings of the Nightingale series and Wings of Glory series. Sarah just launched her new World War II series, Waves of Freedom, with Through Waters Deep. Anchor in the Storm is expected to release in summer 2016. 

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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: 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 10-01-2015: Who's Your Hero? Melanie Dobson and Dr Natalie Eastman
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