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Sins We Face as Caregivers // Ep. 039

By Sandra |

  As I look at my life as a caregiver, I can see the temptation I have toward sinning in four specific ways: discontentment, pride, envy, and ungodliness. We’re going to look at each one today and remind ourselves of the hope we have in Christ as we grow in godliness! Quick Links: Respectable Sins by … Read more

Summer Veggie Soup and Limeade

By Sandra |

  Summer Veggie Soup This soup recipe is perfect for the transition from summer to fall! It’s full of veggies that are still in season when the weather starts getting cooler. I hope you like it as much as my family does! Ingredients: half an onion (diced) 2 Tbs garlic 1 diced bell pepper (red … Read more

Managing Your Mental Health with Gillian Marchenko // Ep. 38

By Sandra |

  “Right now, today, I can say, ‘God you are good. I have moved into a place with You that I have not been before, and I know it’s through these weaknesses and struggles in my life.’” – Gillian Marchenko Author Gillian Marchenko joins me for episode 038 as we talk about her depression, my … Read more

Answering Listener Questions with Lee // Ep. 37

By Sandra |

  This is episode 37, and today I’m chatting with my husband Lee to answer listener questions! We talked about being special-needs parents in ministry, how we create predictable routines that work for everyone, when we find time to talk, advice for cultivating a thriving walk with Christ, and encouragement to those married to an … Read more

Creating a Rhythm that Works for the New School Year // Ep. 036

By Sandra |

  This is episode 36, and we’re going to answer some questions you’re struggling with right now. How do we plan for a season unlike any we have lived before? How do we set up routines and rhythms when we don’t know what could happen tomorrow? How do we get the most important things done … Read more

Read, Watch, Listen: Recommendations // Ep. 035

By Sandra |

  This is episode 35, and I thought it would be fun to talk about what I’ve been reading, watching, and listening to lately! So I have 5 book recommendations, 5 show recommendations, and 5 podcast recommendations for you today! They cover a wide range of topics and interests, so I hope each one of … Read more

Social Media Self Care // Ep. 034

By Sandra |

  This week we’re talking about social media through the lens of self-care. If you feel drained, stressed, or even angry after spending time on social media, this episode is for you. We’re going to talk about setting boundaries for what we consume and for what we post. I think both are necessary. What we’ll … Read more

How to Make a Decision about the Upcoming School Year (or make any hard decision) // Ep. 033

By Sandra |

  This is episode 33, and we’re talking through how to make a decision about the upcoming school year, or how to make any hard decision actually. I’m sharing three fears we face when making a decision and how to overcome those fears. Then I share 5 questions to ask yourself, and I answer those … Read more

Caring for Yourself as You Care for Others, with Tonya Nash (mom to two sons with autism) // Ep. 32

By Sandra |

  My guest for episode 32 is Tonya Nash! Tonya and I met through her work with her organization, The Autism Faith Network. Their goal is to spread autism awareness and acceptance in faith-based settings. We bonded quickly because we have so much in common. We even got to spend time together in person in March … Read more

Reflecting on the First 6 Months of Episodes // Ep. 31

By Sandra |

  We’re halfway through 2020, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on the first six months of this podcast and share what’s coming in the next six months! In this episode I share the top 5 downloaded episodes, my 4 favorites that didn’t make the top downloaded list, the guests I have scheduled in … Read more

Lessons I’m Learning to Live By // Ep. 30

By Sandra |

Today we’re talking about lessons I’m learning to live by. I turned 40 last year, and it’s been my favorite decade so far. Through this season of reflection and growth, I’ve come up with a few lessons I say to myself at least once a day. They are principles to live by if you want … Read more

Ministry to Business Guide: For Caregiving Moms Who Want to Use Their Gifts to Bless Their Families

By Sandra |

  Friends, I get emails all the time from special-needs moms who are talented writers, gifted speakers, and social media pros who want to turns those skills into a way to earn income and provide for their families. As caregivers, we need flexible hours, creative opportunities, and a variety of income streams to help cover … Read more