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Mom Struggling Well

Don't stop at 'struggle.' Love your actual life so you don't run away from home. Perfection is nonsense and peace is a perspective shift away!
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Jun 28, 2018

In this life-changing episode we chat about vegetables, small-group struggles, and Rebecca's dirty fingernails.  There's also a moment where we thought she might be getting mugged but (spoiler alert) it was just a misunderstanding.  

Then in the end we busted out with some news that we hadn't shared before which was fun and also nerve-wracking!  Hope you enjoy it!

Jun 28, 2018

This week we're reading John 5:1-9.
Read along at Bible.com or download the free YouVersion Bible app.

How can we learn to struggle well based on this passage?

  • Ask yourself if you truly want God to change you.
  • Ask God why you're alone. Is this for just a season or are you not making an effort?

Episode Sponsor:

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Jun 25, 2018

Originally an East Coast native, Heather Creekmore is a church planter/pastor’s wife living in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. Through her ministry, Compared to Who?, Heather speaks and writes to encourage Christian women who struggle with body image and comparison. Heather’s passion is seeing women set free from all that holds them back from finding their true purpose in Christ.

In her free time, Heather homeschools their four children—ages 6 to 11, drives the soccer practice shuttle, competes on Netflix reality baking shows, and breaks grammar rules.

What we chat about:

  • why Heather changed her mind about homeschooling
  • her appearance on the Netflix series Nailed It
  • mom hacks for family road trips
  • what lead Heather to write a book about comparisons, body image, and self-esteem
  • how our innate need for acceptance can become an unhealthy addiction
  • what most people miss about the story of Rachel and Leah
  • understanding that God designed our appearance to suit our calling
  • reconciling the adages of being beautiful because we're beautiful in God's eyes and that it's what on the inside that counts
  • the power in identifying and acknowledging sin as sin

Links mentioned:

Nailed It
Dr. Axe Multi Collagen Protein
Dang Coconut Chips
The Greatest Showman Soundtrack

Connect with Heather:

website | instagram | facebook | pinterest | youtube

Episode Sponsors:

FabFitFun: get $10 off your first box using promo code STRUGGLE
Hello Fresh: $30 off your first week using the link with promo code MSW30

Ways to support the show:

Patreon
Amazon

Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts!  If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Jun 18, 2018

Meet Nika Spaulding, a dynamic force with boundless energy. As the Director of Women’s Equipping and Curriculum at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Nika produces the curriculum for her Bible studies for women of all ages. She successfully balances her love of shepherding women with her love of theology. Her classes of more than 500 women are centered around God’s Word, which is sure to transform and inspire those in her care.

What we chat about:

  • why diversity is so important to Nika and to God
  • starting hard conversations with people of color
  • awareness of the racial injustices in the system
  • how white people can advocate for minorities
  • why is knowing Theology important
  • the definition of "apologetics"

Links mentioned:

Divided by Faith
Be the Bridge
Whiteness 101
Truth's Table Podcast
Sandra Glahn's  Coffee Cup series
New Morning Mercies
The Village Church podcast
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)
Black Panther

Connect with Nika:

instagram | twitter 

Episode Sponsors:

Brooklinen: $20 + free shipping using promo code MSW
Care.com: use the link and save 30% off premium membership
Fabletics: get two pairs of leggings for just $24 when you become a VIP member

Ways to support the show:

Patreon
Amazon

Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts!  If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom.  

The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Jun 14, 2018

This week we're reading John 4:46-54.
Read along at Bible.com or download the free YouVersion Bible app.

How can we learn to struggle well based on this passage?

  • Reading Everybody, Always by Bob Goff
  • Taking God at His word, without asking for proof
  • Examing what  you truly believe about God's capabilities and His heart attitude towards you
  • Speaking out loud the things that you're believing God to provide
Jun 11, 2018

Kevin Madsen and his wife Trisha are the team behind HeyDad, a new subscription box for Dads and kids. Kevin attended UCLA and has spent most of his career in the tech world. He is married to his best friend Trisha, and they have three wonderful psychotic children, Gideon (6), Julien (4), and Josie (almost 2). Kevin also hosts a podcast about Dad life (The HeyDad Podcast) with his two brothers and their best friend.

Get $10 off your first HeyDad box using the promo code MSW

What we chat about:

  • what lead Kevin to start HeyDad 
  • orienting activities with your kids that keep you engaged
  • how HeyDad boxes help create quality time with your kids without having to do a lot of planning
  • creating a healthy work/life balance by publically setting work boundaries
  • debunking the myth that there's a certain "formula" for dealing with our kids' struggles
  • the inspiration behind the HeyDad podcast

Links mentioned:

Sara Groves "Setting Up the Pins"
Google Duplex Demo
Ugly Delicious
The Greatest Showman
Red Rising

Connect with Kevin:

website // podcast // instagram // twitter

Episode Sponsors:

Tommy John: use the link and get 20% off your first order
BioClarity: get your first month half off + free shipping with code MSW
Prep Dish: get two weeks free by visiting prepdish.com/msw 

Ways to support the show:

Patreon
Amazon

Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts!  If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom.  

The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

Jun 4, 2018

Crystal has a heart for encouraging women to live authentic lives, online and in real life and offers a unique perspective as a small-town writer who has learned from her internet community how to build real-life community. Her heart is to encourage, equip and inspire women of all ages to embrace a work hard, rest well lifestyle that honors God with their every day, small moment obedience. Her first book, Holy Hustle: Embracing a Work Hard, Rest Well Lifestyle releases June 5th. 

What we chat about:

  • what it was like for Crystal to have a miscarriage after being undecided on having children
  • mourning the loss, not only of a child, but the future plans you had for that child
  • how to embrace the work God's given you without feeling guilty
  • the importance of resting in a way that actually refreshes you

Links mentioned:

LoveGodGreatly.com

Connect with Crystal:

website // facebook // instagram // twitter // pinterest

Episode Sponsors:

Brooklinen: $20 off + free shipping with promo code MSW
Canvas People: get a 11x14 print for free (+shipping & handling) using promo code MSW
ModCloth: get 15% off your purchase of $100 or more using promo code MSW (expires 9/1/18)
Daily Harvest: get 3 cups free in your first box using promo code MSW

Ways to support the show:

Patreon
Amazon

Share the Struggle!

Find me on Instagram because I want to hear YOUR thoughts!  If you've been encouraged, share the episode with another mom.  

The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together!

 

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