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The Struggle Well Project

Motherhood is hard. And amazing. Join me each week as I dig deep with various guests to ask how they moved from just struggling to struggling WELL.
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Aug 13, 2018

Jessica Honegger is a pioneer. As founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, the world’s largest fair-trade jewelry company, she has created a new breed of social entrepreneurship that empowers women, connects cultures, and celebrates handmade beauty. Her path to award-winning business leader was anything but traditional: from serving as a midwife in Bolivia, to earning her Master’s degree in Education, to renovating and selling houses in Austin, Texas, Jessica has followed her heart down several paths, gaining once-in-a-lifetime experiences that all still guide her decisions today. A mom to three, she is also a passionate adoption advocate who initially launched Noonday Collection to help raise the needed funds to bring her and her husband’s third child home. Jessica shares her story, along with heartening encouragement, in her compelling new book, Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared, available August 14, 2018.

What we chat about:

  • Jessica's calling and struggle to adopt her son from Rwanda
  • the beginnings of Noonday
  • how to let your calling spur you to action instead of causing shame
  • shifting your focus from what the world owes you to what you can offer to the world
  • how Jessica has seen lives changed at home and abroad through Noonday
  • tips on organizing jewelry 
  • the power of shared experiences with your family

Links mentioned:

Ep. 117: Unshakeable with Christine Caine
Going Scared Podcast
The Anatomy of the Soul
The Soul of Shame
The Giving Keys
Hotel Rwanda
MyFitnessPal
Noonday
Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared

Connect with Jessica:

website | instagram | facebook | twitter

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Aug 6, 2018

Kelly Sites is a wife and mom to 19-year-old twins who she homeschooled all the way through high school. She has been a registered nurse for 20 years and has worked as an international disaster response nurse with Samaritan's Purse since 2010. She has deployed over 13 times to disasters around the world, including the Cholera outbreak in Haiti, tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes.  She deployed twice to Liberia to care for Ebola patients, Iraq twice to work in a mobile field hospital outside of Mosul where they cared for trauma patients including ISIS soldiers. Most recently she was in Bangladesh for a diphtheria outbreak in a refugee camp filled with close to a million Rohingya refugees.

What we chat about:

  • advice for moms of twins
  • how and why Kelly decided to become an international disaster response nurse
  • how her work schedule has taught her to be more intentional with her time
  • recognizing if the cost of your career on your family is too high
  • how being in disaster areas abroad has changed her perspective on "need" at home
  • how her experiences have helped shape her family
  • what it looks like to be a disaster response nurse
  • adjusting to everyday life after experiencing trauma
  • responding to criticism that she's away too often

Resources on suffering:

A Path Through Suffering by Elisabeth Elliot
The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life's Hard by Kara Tippetts
Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller
A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty by Joni Eareckson Tada
How God Can Allow So Much Evil and Suffering from Focus on the Family
The Truth about Suffering and the Believer (video sermon)

Links mentioned:

Samaritan's Purse
The Happy Hour with Jamie  Ivey
The Popcast with Knox and Jamie
Serial
Dirty John

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Jul 30, 2018

This girl is authentic. She is honest and not afraid to speak up about her struggles because she knows that's how others can know they are not alone. She's my kind of girl. You're going to love hearing her share her heart towards mothering in particular and life in general. I know I did!

What We Chat About:

  • the difference between willfulness, willlessness, and willingness
  • how sometimes going to the park is the very WORST
  • how she combats loneliness in motherhood
  • practical steps to make home a safe place

Connect with Anjuli:

instagram 

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Ways to support the show:

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Jul 23, 2018

Some of us are able to tell stories eloquently. Some of our stories have rough places that can seem too dark to overcome. My friend Amber's story is both; incredibly difficult AND beautifully told. She is a gifted storyteller with a story of forgiveness and grace that will knock your socks off. Or, since it's summer, maybe just knock your flip-flops across the room.

What We Chat About:

  • What it's like when no one believes your story
  • Grieving abortion
  • Practically taking thoughts captive
  • Amber's 5 minute "Hey Jesus" time-out sessions

Links Mentioned:

Save the Storks
Amber's Save the Storks Video
Scripture Doodle

Connect with Amber: 

shop // instagram // facebook // twitter

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Ways to support the show:

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Jul 16, 2018

Jim and Lynne have worked in the trenches with parents of all kinds – single parents, adoptive parents, parents of teens, parents of kids with intense behavior challenges, parents in blended families, parents of wealth and parents in poverty, and any other kind of parent you can think of. In other words, they have a lot of experience!  You're going to get a lot out of this chat. Grab a pen and paper!

What We Chat About:

  • The result of believing half-truths
  • How to make a plan to deal with the problem behavior
  • The identity messages we accidentally communicate to our kids

Links Mentioned:

12 Misbehaviors and the God-given Gifts Beneath Them
Discipline that Connects Parenting Course 
Discipline that Connects Book

Connect with Jim and Lynne:

Connected Families // Instagram // Facebook

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Ways to support the show:

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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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Jul 9, 2018

Loss, disappointment, and fear of the unknown have marked Ellie's journey of wrestling through and coming to firmly believe in God’s faithfulness. Her new album Red Sea Road is clearly written as an act of obedience to sing in the middle of the heartbreak.  I loved the heart behind this album so much I wanted to share Ellie with you guys today!

What we chat about:

  • The benefits and most of working in the music industry
  • When you SWEAR you won't do something but God has other plans
  • Sorting out your first identity in Christ
  • Offering repentance to your kids

Links mentioned:

Connect with Ellie:

website // instagram // facebook // twitter

Episode Sponsors:

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Ways to support the show:

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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!

Jul 2, 2018

Brandi is a single mom who was just sure God wouldn't use her after she was divorced. She wanted to help people but kept being told her usefulness had ended. She believed it until she sold some cows on Facebook. You'll just have to listen to the rest to believe this amazing story!

What We Chat About:

  • How she ended up starting a nonprofit despite her best efforts NOT to
  • How she healed from a broken marriage and the loss of other significant relationships
  • How she walks traumatized women through healing prayer

Links Mentioned:

Turn My Mourning into Dancing
Half the Sky

Connect with Brandi:

blog | instagram | facebook

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Ways to support the show:

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Share the Struggle!

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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?

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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
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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:

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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
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Ways to support the show:

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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
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Ways to support the show:

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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!

 

May 31, 2018

This week we're reading John 4:31-35.

Read along at Bible.com or download the free YouVersion Bible app.

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

  • Being patient with our kids by explaining things to them twice, patiently and from an angle that they can understand
  • Planting seeds in our children's lives is important, even if we're not the ones who reap the harvest
  • The difference between believing a story that you've heard and following the one the story is about
  • Embracing where you are

Episode Sponsor:

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May 28, 2018

Jennie Allen is a passionate leader following God's call on her life to catalyze this generation to live what they believe. She is the author of Anything and the Bible studies Stuck and Chase, and is the founder and visionary of IF: Gathering. Jennie is married to her best friend, Zac, and they have been blessed with four children, the youngest of whom was adopted from Rwanda.

What we chat about:

  • how Jennie's older children are handling the transition of moving to a new city
  • navigating bullying
  • building relationships when dealing with strong emotions and loss
  • how to study the Bible + resources
  • designing a personalized schedule that allows you to be the most productive
  • how Jennie chooses the theme for IF: Gathering 
  • encouragement for moms with babies
  • being intentional about connecting with your family members individually
  • the difference between resting and being refreshed

Links mentioned:

IF:Gathering
The New Strong's Guide to Bible Words: An English Index to Hebrew and Greek Words
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

Precept Austin
Logos

Connect with Jennie:

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

Episode Sponsors:

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Ways to support the show:

Patreon
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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!

May 21, 2018

In this monthly chat we talk about sneezing, ultrasounds, the Olsen twins, and what to do when you've forgotten a new friend's name.  You will leave changed.

May 21, 2018

Beth McCord is the founder of  Your Enneagram Coach and has been an Enneagram speaker, coach, and teacher for over 15 years. She is passionate about coming alongside individuals and helping them re-write their story, allowing them to see that lasting change, meaningful relationships, and a life of deep purpose is possible. 

Beth is currently offering MSW listeners $10 off either Discovering You or Exploring You* using the coupon code 10OFF
*The Discovering You course is included in Exploring You. So if you order Exploring You, you'll receive both courses.

What we chat about:

  • what an Enneagram is
  • the origin of Enneagrams
  • the different perspectives of various Enneagram types
  • how Ennegrams can help identify weaknesses and turn them into strengths
  • how Beth has been able to use the Enneagram to help explore God's grace in a very personal way to each type
  • determining your child's Enneagram

Links mentioned:

The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People

Connect with Beth:

website // instagram // facebook // twitter

Episode Sponsors:

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Ways to support the show:

Patreon
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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!

May 17, 2018

This week we're reading John 4:16-30.

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

  • Getting honest with God about the state of our lives
  • Assessing the heart of our worship
  • Determining what we need to leave behind in order to lead others to Jesus

Read along at Bible.com or download the free YouVersion Bible app.

Episode Sponsor:

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May 14, 2018

Lynn and her husband, Greg, have been married for over 30 years and are the parents of three young adults. They enjoy spending time together, especially when it combines the mountains, well-worn sweatshirts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter. Lynn, her family, and the occasional backyard deer, live near Charlotte, North Carolina.

What we chat about:

  • how being empty-nesters has affected Lynn's marriage
  • seeking purpose outside of your children
  • helping your kids find their identity in their pre-teens
  • changing the expectations we often place on our children
  • what to do when you receive conflicting advice
  • protecting your children's privacy on your social media accounts
  • advice for parents who think their child might suffer from a mental illness
  • how Lynn's daughter's diagnosis has drawn her closer to Christ
  • balancing your relationship with your kids after they've left home

Links mentioned:

Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You
Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life
5 Days to Unshakable Confidence
Grounded: Standing Firm in a Roller Coaster World

Connect with Lynn:

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

Episode Sponsors:

An Intentional Life: A Life-Giving Invitation to Uncover Your Passions and Unlock Your Purpose
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Tommy John: use the link and get 20% off your first order
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Ways to support the show:

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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!

May 7, 2018

Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books including Own Your Life, The Lifegiving Home and Desperate. As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of women through conferences, resources, and books with Whole Heart Ministries. She has also advocated relentlessly for the power of motherhood and the influence of home through her Mom Heart conferences, speaking to audiences on several continents.

What we chat about:

  • the unlikely series of events that led to Sally's eye injury
  • choosing to believe in God's goodness at all times
  • building solid foundations and community
  • being intentional about directing your children to Christ
  • the "8 heartbeats" discussed in The Lifegiving Parent
  • what concerns Sally about the new generation of parents
  • how to correct without criticizing

Links mentioned:

The Lifegiving Parent: Giving Your Child a Life Worth Living for Christ
Yorkshire Gold Tea

Connect with Sally:

website // podcast // facebook // instagram // twitter // youtube // pinterest

Episode Sponsors:

Secret
Prep Dish: get two weeks free by visiting prepdish.com/msw
Care Of: 25% off your first month with promo code MSW
An Intentional Life: A Life-Giving Invitation to Uncover Your Passions and Unlock Your Purpose

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!

May 3, 2018

This week we're reading John 4:1-15.

When was the last time you were compelled by God to do something? When we're obedient to His cues, He can use us to impact lives both directly and indirectly - even if all we're actually doing is giving a bowl of stinky tofu to a homeless woman. 

For those of you who are "weary from the journey," take some time today to rest. Jesus gives you permission - He did it Himself. 

And lastly, if you're feeling lonely, rejected or left out, know that you're in good company. Jesus often felt the same way and He is near. You don't have to go it alone.  

Read along at Bible.com or download the free YouVersion Bible app.

Episode Sponsor:

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May 1, 2018

This month we talk about Emilio Smith, the dog I once took back to a shelter, what to do about biting kids and the world of car seat dilemmas. I also tried to intimidate Rebecca into sending me some Better Life Bags product ASAP but it remains to be seen if that worked. 

Apr 30, 2018

As a trained actress and heartfelt Bible teacher, Wendy Speake ministers to women’s hearts through storytelling and Biblical life application. During her career in Hollywood, Wendy found herself longing to tell stories that edify and encourage women. Today she does just that, writing books about mommy anger and gentle parenting and performing dramatic Bible lessons for women’s groups, taking every opportunity to point audiences to Jesus.

What we chat about:

  • how Wendy's passion for storytelling led her to become an actress and author
  • finding margin in your life
  • internal and external triggers
  • defining what triggers you and finding coping mechanisms
  • Deuteronomy 11
  • sharing your triggers with your spouse

Connect with Wendy:

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

Episode Sponsors:

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An Intentional Life: A Life-Giving Invitation to Uncover Your Passions and Unlock Your Purpose
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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!

Apr 23, 2018

Known by millions as a long-time Contributing Editor for Guideposts magazine, Kathryn “Kitty” Slattery has written hundreds of stories of hope and inspiration for a wide variety of publications, including Parent Life, Today’s Christian Woman, and Angels on Earth magazines.  Kathryn resides in beautiful New Hampshire with her husband Tom, and they are the parents of two grown children.  

What we chat about:

  • what appeals to Kitty about being a ghostwriter
  • how sharing other people's stories has strengthened her faith
  • God's awesome ability to redeem the worst things in life
  • how God used Kitty's interest in fortune telling to lead her to Him
  • what she learned from talking with Fred Rogers (and his puppets)
  • why we should all be asking questions
  • the strength that's built by going through pain and struggles

Links mentioned:

If I Could Ask God Anything: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids
365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids: An If I Could Ask God Anything Devotional

Connect with Kitty:

website // facebook

Episode Sponsors:

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