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Bold, Brave & Beautiful Podcast with Barb Roose

Welcome to the Bold, Brave & Beautiful Podcast! Welcome to the corner of the internet where Jesus-loving women meet to win at life together. Life is tough, my friend. But so are you. You can do hard things and here on the Bold, Brave & Beautiful Podcast, we’re here to help. Join me and amazing special guests as they share inspiring lessons of faith, stories of courage and practical next steps that you can follow toward the adventure of faith and purpose that God has for you. Let’s jump into the journey to live bold, choose brave and be beautiful in Christ together.
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May 20, 2024

People of color often feel invisible and alienated, even traumatized, by the oppression and discrimination still prevalent in our American culture today. The result leads to not only internalized trauma but also a particular type of aloneness, which author Prasanta Verma defines as ethnic and racial loneliness. Join Barb as Prasanta discusses her new book, Beyond Ethnic Loneliness, and listen to learn about the exhausting effects of cultural isolation, the dynamics of marginalization, and the weight of being “other”. Prasanta points toward the path of healing which includes the need to share our stories and the importance of finding safe friendships and community.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Connect with Prasanta on Instagram

Check out Prasanta's book, Ethnic Loneliness.

Visit Prasanta's Website

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Prasanta Verma (MBA, MPH) was born under an Asian sun, raised in the Appalachian foothills in the South, and now resides in the Upper Midwest. Her essays and poetry have been published in numerous places online and in print. She has worked as an author, editor, speech and debate coach and public health professional, and wants to help us envision a world where we are all more socially connected and a little less lonely. Beyond Ethnic Lonelienss is her first book.
May 7, 2024

Does your life feel like it is the opposite of what you’ve been praying for? Perhaps you’ve wondered if God has mixed up your life with someone else’s because you definitely didn’t sign up for the drama that keeps coming your way. In this conversation, Barb and author Nicole Unice discuss Nicole’s new book, Not What I Signed Up For, and how to find strength and faith to get through what you never thought you’d have to go through. 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Connect with Nicole on Instagram

Check out Nicole's book, Not What I Signed Up For.

Visit Nicole's Website

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Nicole Unice is a pastor and leadership coach who facilitates environments of safety and vulnerability so that leaders and teams can courageously identify obstacles keeping them from their maximum potential. As a sought-after speaker, Nicole has a down-to-earth style that allows even the largest gathering to feel conversational. Nicole is the author of several books focused on spiritual transformation and is a featured speaker through RightNow Media and Punchline. She holds degrees from the College of William and Mary and from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Nicole and her husband, Dave, live in Richmond, Virginia, with their three children and two pups. 

 

As a pastor and community leader, Nicole is the author of several books on healthy faith, honing in on the connection between our emotional and spiritual life. Nicole’s books come to life through her popular video curriculum series found on RightNow Media, and she preaches frequently for conferences, churches, and organizations. In addition, She’s the host of How to Study the Bible, a popular weekly podcast that has reached people in 188 different countries in the last year alone. Find out more at nicoleunice.com.

Apr 15, 2024

Part 1 of this conversation was incredible, and part 2 is finally here!

Last time we talked about just how messy love can be. Many of us have had our hearts broken whether by a spouse, family member or friend and found ourselves feeling like the rug was pulled right out from under us. However, in Christ we can find an indestructible foundation. 

 

In today's conversation, Caleb and Stefanie discuss how our broken hearts and lives can be rebuilt by letting God into the darkest parts of our stories. In this encouraging conversation they will also share true stories of transformation, reminding us that nothing is too hard for our God. Get ready for an uplifting conversation about hope, healing and wholehearted love.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Connect with Stefanie and Caleb on Instagram!

Preorder Stefanie and Caleb's Book - Wholehearted Love: Overcome the Barriers That Hold You Back in Your Relationship with God and Others -- and Delight in Feeling Safe, Seen, and Loved

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Stefanie and Caleb Rouse are relationship counselors, digital creators, and authors. They are dedicated to helping people in all stages of relationships attain a positive relationship with God, others, and themselves so that they can be empowered to act in love, selflessness, and self-control and as a result, have successful and meaningful relationships.

 

Stefanie and Caleb speak daily to an audience of over 500,000 people across their social media platforms about faith and relationships. Known for their authenticity and vulnerability, they share stories of hope, loss, and love that inspire people from all around the globe.

 

Before starting their online ministry, Stefanie and Caleb were teachers together at a private Christian school in Southern California. Stefanie taught biblical studies and relationships after being a full-time counselor, and Caleb taught AP World History. Stefanie's master's degree is in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in theology, and Caleb's masters is in education. They have since taken their skills in education to write and create their signature online course called Cultivate Relationships where they serve their community of singles and married couples. They have seen massive breakthroughs in the lives of their students who have gone from brokenhearted to happily married. Their clients are from all over the world.

 

The couple spent the first few years online as lifestyle and travel bloggers through social media, being hired by cities and top hotels from all over the country and internationally. Known for their beautiful photography and authentic voice, they shared their experiences and activities together as they got to explore beautiful locations and stay in the top-rated hotels in the United States.

 

In 2022, Stefanie and Caleb published their first book, A Year of Prayer: Daily Moments of Contemplation, Devotion & Grace. Stefanie and Caleb have been featured in news outlets from across the world for their viral content on social media, as well as made podcast appearances together and separately on topics related to faith and relationships. Stefanie and Caleb currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA. They have two babies in heaven named Asher and Shiloh, and they live with their fur baby, a Pomeranian named Honey Bear.

 

Stefanie and Caleb enjoy outdoor activities, adventuring together by exploring new cities and countries, and spending time playing board games and watching their favorite shows. They are hopeful romantics, and their passion is seeing others have a beautiful, healthy love story.

Apr 1, 2024

Loving people can be so messy. We’ve all experienced pain or trauma that has caused us to put up barriers in our heart. Whether you were neglected by your parents, ghosted by a boyfriend, or you are estranged from a loved one, it’s easy for us to give up hope of having good relationships with the people that we love. Join me and the authors of the new book, Wholehearted Love, and learn the practical tools as well as God’s wisdom on how you can live and love others wholeheartedly again.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Connect with Stefanie and Caleb on Instagram!

Stefanie and Caleb's Book - Wholehearted Love: Overcome the Barriers That Hold You Back in Your Relationship with God and Others -- and Delight in Feeling Safe, Seen, and Loved

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Stefanie and Caleb Rouse are relationship counselors, digital creators, and authors. They are dedicated to helping people in all stages of relationships attain a positive relationship with God, others, and themselves so that they can be empowered to act in love, selflessness, and self-control and as a result, have successful and meaningful relationships.

 

Stefanie and Caleb speak daily to an audience of over 500,000 people across their social media platforms about faith and relationships. Known for their authenticity and vulnerability, they share stories of hope, loss, and love that inspire people from all around the globe.

 

Before starting their online ministry, Stefanie and Caleb were teachers together at a private Christian school in Southern California. Stefanie taught biblical studies and relationships after being a full-time counselor, and Caleb taught AP World History. Stefanie's master's degree is in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in theology, and Caleb's masters is in education. They have since taken their skills in education to write and create their signature online course called Cultivate Relationships where they serve their community of singles and married couples. They have seen massive breakthroughs in the lives of their students who have gone from brokenhearted to happily married. Their clients are from all over the world.

 

The couple spent the first few years online as lifestyle and travel bloggers through social media, being hired by cities and top hotels from all over the country and internationally. Known for their beautiful photography and authentic voice, they shared their experiences and activities together as they got to explore beautiful locations and stay in the top-rated hotels in the United States.

 

In 2022, Stefanie and Caleb published their first book, A Year of Prayer: Daily Moments of Contemplation, Devotion & Grace. Stefanie and Caleb have been featured in news outlets from across the world for their viral content on social media, as well as made podcast appearances together and separately on topics related to faith and relationships. Stefanie and Caleb currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA. They have two babies in heaven named Asher and Shiloh, and they live with their fur baby, a Pomeranian named Honey Bear.

 

Stefanie and Caleb enjoy outdoor activities, adventuring together by exploring new cities and countries, and spending time playing board games and watching their favorite shows. They are hopeful romantics, and their passion is seeing others have a beautiful, healthy love story.

Mar 26, 2024

Do you long to live free and fully alive in your God-given purpose? If you're wondering if it's too late or if you've been through too much to experience God's life-changing freedom, you'll be so inspired by this new episode of the Bold, Brave & Beautiful podcast with author and pastor, Karrie Garcia.

After years of numbing her pain, struggling with drug addiction and surviving her mother's devastating suicide, Karrie discovered God’s redemptive and healing power in her life so that she could be free and finally fully alive. Now a third-generation pastor, speaker and trauma-informed story coach, Karrie joins Barb for a powerful conversation about silencing the inner critic, finding God’s voice of truth, and recognizing the power of knowing one’s story.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Connect with Karrie on Instagram

Karrie's book - Free & Fully Alive: Reclaiming the Story of Who You Were Created to Be

The Exchange Online Course

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Karrie Garcia is a pastor, author, and CEO who shares her journey to inspire change in others. She began speaking publicly at 19 and has addressed audiences ranging from small groups to thousands. Despite facing struggles such as drug addiction and the suicide of her mother, Karrie emerged victorious through her faith in Jesus Christ.

She founded Freedom Movement, a nonprofit addressing issues of brokenness and pain often unaddressed in traditional church environments, and authored The Exchange, a nine-week course for those seeking hope and healing. Karrie is a pastor, licensed life coach, and CEO. She inspires change in others by boldly sharing her journey to freedom and by using her training in the area of psychology to help others connect their minds with their bodies for a holistic approach to overall wellness.

Karrie is currently working toward her Training Certificate Level III at the Allender Center, a program addressing trauma-focused narrative therapy taught by leading Christian psychologist, Dan Allender. Karrie's authenticity and fearless approach to difficult topics makes her a relatable and empowering voice for those seeking freedom and healing. Her new book, Free & Fully Alive, guides readers through embracing their past and discovering a deeper connection with themselves, God, and others.

Mar 4, 2024

Whether you're carrying emotional wounds from childhood trauma or suffering from anxiety and depression, panic attacks, or intrusive thoughts, you know this isn't what God wants for you. He lovingly knit you together and calls you to a life of abundance. So why do His joy and love feel so far away sometimes? Join Barb and author Laura L Smith, author of the new book, Holy Care for the Whole Self, for a powerful yet practical conversation about how you can develop God-honoring, effective mental health care strategies in your life, starting today! Laura shares the tools that you need to rest in God's unconditional love and to find your strength and peace in Him.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

laurasmithauthor.com

Holy Care for the Whole Self: Biblical Wisdom for Mental and Spiritual Well-Being

Connect with Laura on Instagram!

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Laura L. Smith is a popular speaker, best-selling author, and Bible teacher leading women to tear down lies so they can live in truth. Holy Care for the Whole Self is her thirteenth book.


Most recently she is known for Restore My Soul: The Power and Promise of 30 Psalms and How Sweet the Sound: The Power and Promise of 30 Beloved Hymns (which sold more than 130,000 copies).


A fan of Jesus, her prince charming of a husband, their four kids, almond milk mochas, dark chocolate, music, books, and travel. Smith describes her work this way: “I tell stories (through writing and speaking) in hopes of helping others discover what took me so long to see: God’s amazing grace is abundant and free for the taking. We can’t earn it. We don’t have to. All we have to do is accept it. And when we do, surely goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives.”


Laura lives in the picturesque college town of Oxford, Ohio. There you’ll find her running the wooded trails, strolling the brick streets, teaching a local Bible study, shopping at the Saturday morning farmer’s market, or going on a sunset walk with her family.

Feb 19, 2024

Many of us long for lasting peace and stability whether we are healing from painful memories, grieving a recent loss, or simply trying to find a quiet path in a chaotic world. In this episode, interior stylist and popular Instagram influencer, Anh Lin, shares from her new book Forever Home. She was born in Vietnam in a dirt floor home and moved to America when she was two. She lost her father to cancer early in life and lived for years with a difficult, strained relationship with her mother. In her conversation with Barb, Anh combines a unique blend of Biblical teaching and her personal story to teach us how to live free from the pain of the past and invite God to rebuild your brokenness into a beautiful life.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

girlandtheword.com

Forever Home: Moving Beyond Brokenness to Build a Strong and Beautiful Life

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Anh Lin is a dynamic interior stylist celebrated for her captivating designs and thought-provoking writing, including The Abundant Life Devotional Journal. In 2014, Anh’s passion for storytelling and empathy for others inspired her to start the popular faith and lifestyle blog Girl and The Word. Since launching the blog, Ahn has continued to expand her influence through YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and her successful online shop, The Hooga Shop. She lives in a renovated 1940s fixer-upper with her husband and adorable corgi, Ollie. Her upcoming book, Forever Home: Moving Beyond Brokenness to Build a Strong and Beautiful Life, set to be released in September 2023, reflects her personal journey and provides insightful guidance for creating a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Feb 5, 2024

Today’s conversation is an encouraging breath of fresh air to help you live well no matter if you feel like you’re on top of the world or the world is on top of you. Join Barb and Grace Wabuke Klein, author of Flourish: Finding Purpose in the Unknown and Unexpected Seasons of Life, for a conversation on how to trust God’s grace and goodness when we’re not sure what’s happening in our lives. Grace will explain the four seasons of life and how to hold on to hope and believe God for His best in your life.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

gracewabukeklein.com

Flourish: Finding Purpose in the Unknown and Unexpected Seasons of Life

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Grace Wabuke Klein and her husband Phil lead focus412, a ministry that helps churches grow. Through this ministry, they have worked with some of the largest and most influential churches across the country. Grace was born in Uganda during the tyrannical reign of Idi Amin, and her family fled to the United States and settled in Minnesota. Grace has a bachelor’s degree in U.S. History from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a Master’s in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She was on the pastoral leadership team at Faith Church in West Covina, California. For more than 15 years, she had the honor of empowering thousands in their leadership and spiritual growth. Grace and her husband have been married for over five years and reside in Birmingham, Alabama.
Jan 15, 2024

"I've always felt unfit as a Korean but somehow too Korean everywhere else."

Tasha Jun has always been caught between worlds: American and Korean, faith and doubt, family devotion and fierce independence. As a Korean American and author of the new book, Tell Me the Dream Again, Tasha has wandered between seemingly opposing worlds, struggling to find a voice to speak and a firm place for her feet to land. In our conversation today Tasha speaks to those who feel unseen or unwanted, letting them know that they are not outsiders to God. When we let all the details of ourselves unfold—when we embrace who we were divinely knit together to be—this is when we'll fully experience his perfect love.

*Editor's Note: On Better Together, we emphasize that life is not perfect, and unfortunately in this episode, we had a little bit of imperfect audio towards the end of the interview due to some outdoor work being done in the background. Thankfully the interview is still easy to hear, but we just wanted to provide a little bit of context. Enjoy this wonderful conversation with Tasha Jun! :)

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

tashajun.com

Tell Me the Dream Again: Reflections on Family, Ethnicity, and the Sacred Work of Belonging

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Tasha Jun is a Korean American melancholy dreamer, wife to Matt, and mom to Asher, Timo, and Everly. She loves kimchi, french fries, and Marvel movies. She grew up in a multicultural and biracial home, and because of that, she has spent her life navigating cultural collisions and liminal spaces. She is passionate about helping others notice beauty and embrace themselves as wholly beloved image bearers. As she writes about everyday life and cultural and ethnic identity, God has a way of leading her toward the hope of shalom.
Jan 1, 2024

Singles often feel left out of church and the gospel, even though Jesus and the Apostle Paul were single. Even when churches preach the significance of singleness from the platform, singles often feel alone and left out in the culture of the church which seems to be built similar to Noah’s Ark, that everyone is in sets of two. In her new book, Dr. Danielle Treweek, an Aussie single Jesus-follower, talks with my fabulous podcast producer Tabitha about the eschatological view of singleness and they have a surprising conversation that will raise the eyebrows of those who are married or single. If you’ve been struggling with seeing your singlehood through the big picture of Scripture or you want to support your single sisters in Christ better, Danielle’s interview will give you lots to think about and reflect on. Don’t miss this!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

danielletreweek.com

The Meaning of Singleness: Retrieving an Eschatological Vision for the Contemporary Church

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Dani Treweek is the author of The Meaning of Singleness. She has both a degree and a doctorate in theology and is the founding director of the Single Minded Ministry. She works as the Anglican Diocese of Sydney Research Officer, teaches at a number of theological seminaries and is a regular conference and event speaker.
Dec 18, 2023

Introverts unite! Join us for a podcast episode all about you and best of all, you don’t need to say or do anything. Barb speaks with bestselling author Holley Gerth about her popular book, The Powerful Purpose of Introverts, on how to maximize your God-given strengths while giving yourself permission to accept yourself as you are and not let anything hold you back. 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

holleygerth.com

The Powerful Purpose of Introverts

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Holley Gerth is an expert snacker and excellent napper. She's also a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, former counselor, and life coach. She imagines a world where we all become who we’re created to be, use our strengths to serve, and grow for a lifetime. Holley cofounded the groundbreaking blogging community (in)courage and cohosts the popular podcast More Than Small Talk.
Nov 29, 2023

How can mothers raise their daughters with healthy messages about sex, self, and speaking up? What are some of the toxic teachings that need to be acknowledged and challenged? Barb speaks with Sheila Gregoire, author of the popular book, The Great Sex Rescue, about Sheila’s book for mothers of daughters titled, She Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self and Speaking Up. During their conversation, Sheila reveals data from her survey of more than 7,000 women about how experiences in church as teens affect women’s self-esteem and their relationships today.

 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

tolovehonorandvacuum.com

She Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self and Speaking Up

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Sheila Wray Gregoire is an author, podcaster, and researcher into evangelicalism and sex. The founder of BareMarriage.com, together with her team she has surveyed over 32,000 people for her books The Great Sex Rescue and She Deserves Better. Her goal is to change the evangelical conversation about sex to be healthy, evidence-based, and rooted in Christ. A graduate of Queen's University, she's married to her husband Keith, a pediatrician, who writes and speaks with her.
 
 
Nov 20, 2023

Have you been grieving and hurting because no one knows how badly you feel? It takes time and space to grieve well, but too often our grief is rushed whether by our own shame about grief or others pushing us to stop grieving. Drawing from her own experience with grief, Natasha Smith talks with Barb about what it means to grieve and to give ourselves permission to sit with our grief so that we can heal in healthy ways. Natasha’s new book, Can You Just Sit With Me, equips readers with the necessary tools to connect with God and to find an understanding companion to walk with them through the grieving process.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

imnatashasmith.com

Can You Just Sit With Me? Healthy Grieving for the Losses of Life

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Natasha Smith is a wife, mom, and NC native. She is a writer, speaker, and podcaster, who shares stories on faith, family, and grief. She has inspired others through her writing for over 12 years. Her work has appeared in Guideposts and Focus on the Family print publications. And Her View From Home, TODAY Parents, Pray with Confidence, and other e-publications.
Nov 6, 2023

Learning how to deeply connect with our children can feel challenging at times. How do we answer their tough questions about life, the world around them, or about God? How can we lead them spiritually as they navigate the ups and downs that life inevitably brings?

In today's conversation, Barb speaks with Kayla Craig about her devotional, Every Season Sacred, a resource created to help families grow and connect through all seasons of life. Whether your family is walking through a dark time or it feels as if things are in full bloom, this gentle conversation will encourage you to find sacred in every season. 

Producer's Note: Unfortunately we ran into some mic issues at a couple of points throughout this interview. Sometimes technology is not our friend! However, thankfully the issues did not last long. We pray this episode blesses you!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

kaylacraig.com

Every Season Sacred

Liturgies for Parents Podcast

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Kayla Craig is a former journalist who brings deep curiosity and care to her writing. She's the author of Every Season Sacred and To Light Their Way. With a poetic, prophetic voice, she created the popular Liturgies for Parents Instagram account, which Christianity Today named an "essential parenting resource." She also hosts the Liturgies for Parents podcast. Kayla's nuanced and accessible reflections, essays, and prayers are featured in various books, devotionals, and Bible studies. Kayla lives in a 115-year-old former convent in her Iowa hometown, where she hopes to create spaces of welcome alongside her four children, two dogs, and pastor-husband, Jonny.
Oct 16, 2023

This current generation of young men longs to see genuine, risk-taking Christianity in action. They desperately need heroes who are genuine, passionate, and noble. Our young men are aching for someone to show them—by example—all it takes to live for Christ. There’s a war raging—and moms are the ones who hold the key to victory. In my conversation with best-selling author and speaker, Rhonda Stoppe, today we are talking about 5 principles godly moms need to keep in mind as they are praying about raising godly sons. No matter how old your son is, you can keep praying for him to become a godly man!

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

rhondastoppe.com

Moms Raising Sons To Be Men

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

"I could have listened to Rhonda talk all night", is what audiences say about Rhonda Stoppe’s honest, engaging and biblical teaching. Rhonda is the best selling author of 7 books, including Moms Raising Sons to Be Men, Real Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor - which she co-authored with her husband, Steve. As a popular Christian speaker, mentor and author Rhonda has helped thousands of women build no regrets lives. Her appearance at Focus on the Family was named in their “Best of Episodes”. Rhonda has experienced the challenges of balancing marriage, parenting, ministry and homeschool life, and she’s ready to share her insights with you! For 40 years she has ministered along side of her pastor-husband. The Stoppes have 4 adult children and 15 grandchildren. To follow Rhonda’s podcast: Old Ladies Know Stuff , connect with Rhonda and to receive a free chapter from her book, Moms Raising Sons to Be Men please visit: NoRegretsWoman.com.
Oct 2, 2023

Are there questions that you would like to ask God but you’re too angry or confused to talk to Him? In my conversation with my friend and author Amberly Neese, we step right into uncomfortable questions that Christians ask like: “Can I trust God? What must I do to be healed? Why should I pray?” In her new Bible study, Untangling Faith, Amberly looks at six big questions that Christians ask and invites us to lean in and learn from Jesus. The Bible records over 300 questions that Jesus asks. In my conversation, Amberly guides us toward understanding God’s heart and helping us learn how to ask God the hard questions that can actually help us trust Him more. 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

amberlyneese.com

Untangling Faith: Reclaiming Hope in the Questions Jesus Asked 

Untangling Faith DVDs

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Amberly Neese is a popular speaker/teacher, comedian, author, and all-around encourager dedicated to helping you become the joyful person you were created to be. She helps people like you experience the freedom found in meaningful relationships with God and others. Her bible study, “The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive” was released in May 2020 by Abingdon Press. Amberly is a featured speaker for the Aspire Women’s Events and the main host and female comedian for Marriage Date Night, two popular Christian events that tour nationally. She and her husband have two teenagers and live in Prescott, Arizona, where they enjoy the great outdoors, the Food Network, and all things Star Wars.
Sep 18, 2023

As much as we love that God can heal us from our hurts in the past, what do we do when past hurts start hurting again? Does this mean that we aren’t healed or that God didn’t do His job?

Today, Barb has a powerful conversation with licensed professional counselor and best-selling author Michelle Nietert. Michelle and Barb have been friends for years and she shares helpful and encouraging insights for those who don’t understand how or why past wounds can open up again. Michelle recently lost her father and personally, she’s rewalking the journey from her childhood trauma again as well. Join us for a heartfelt, vulnerable but helpful conversation on today’s episode. 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

michellenietert.com

Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life

God, I Feel Sad: Bringing Big Emotions to a Bigger God

Managing Your Emojis: 100 Devotions for Navigating Your Feelings

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Licensed Professional Counselor of 25 years, Michelle Nietert is the coauthor of the God I Feel Sad: Bringing Big Emotions to a Bigger God series, best selling book Loved and Cherished, award-winning Make Up Your Mind, and Managing Your Emoji’s. She leads a team of counselors as the clinical director of Community Counseling Associates in the Dallas, TX area. A popular speaker on topics regarding mental health, faith, and parenting, she is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, and hosts the Raising Mentally Healthy KidsTM podcast. Connect with Michelle at YourMentalHealthCoach.com.
Sep 4, 2023

Have you ever read about one of the feasts in the Bible and thought to yourself, "What is that all about?"

Well, in today's episode, Barb speaks with author and recovering expat Alicia Akins about how the feasts of the Bible relate to us today and how we can live with faith in the truth that we are called to live an abundant life. 

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

feetcrymercy.com

Invitations to Abundance: How the Feasts of the Bible Nourish Us Today

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Alicia Akins is a writer and recovering expat based in Washington DC. She is a student at Reformed Theological Seminary and serves as a deaconess at her church. She’s the author of Invitations to Abundance and The Gift of the Outsider with Harvest House Publishers.
Aug 28, 2023

Becoming a homesteader may sound totally out of reach, but chances are you may already enjoy some of those activities in your day-to-day life. Do you enjoy whipping up a home cooked meal, taking care of your house plants, or creating a cozy home for your family? Well in this episode, our special guest proves that there is a little bit of homesteader in all of us. 

In today's conversation, Barb speaks with author and friend Kathi Lipp about her move from Silicon Valley to the mountains of California and her journey to becoming an accidental homesteader. Even if you don't aspire to grow your own vegetables or knit your own clothes, Kathi shows us how we can embrace a simpler and more fulfilling life and create a home that we love.

 

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

kathilipp.com

The Accidental Homesteader: What I've Learned about Chickens, Compost, and Creating Home

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Kathi Lipp is the Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of 20 books, including An Abundant Place: Daily Retreats for the Woman Who Can’t Get Away, Overwhelmed, and Clutter Free.  Along with being a part of the InCourage at Dayspring writing team, she is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp, Facebook group Clutter Free Academy, and Clutter Free for Life.

As a writing and marketing coach, she is also the host of the Writing at the Red House Podcast and runs both The Writing at the Red House Retreats and The Red House Writers Collective – a writing program that helps authors develop their writing, their platform, and their business.

She is often featured in Nation Media, including Woman’s World Magazine as one of their “Ask the Experts”, Focus on the FamilyMOPSInternationalCrosswalk.comGirlfriends in God and Proverbs 31 Ministries

Kathi lives on her Red House mini-homestead with her husband Roger, a dog, and eight chickens and holds cozy writer retreats for content creators.

Aug 21, 2023

For the past decade, Christ follower and social media influencer Sade Solomon has been praying and waiting on God for her Mr. Fabulous and Forever. At the same time, she’s wrestled with topics around sex, singleness and abstinence. In 2013, Sade began openly sharing her life changing commitment to abstinence on social media. In today’s conversation, Barb and Sade talk about the beauty of God’s blessing in trusting Him, but also the ups and downs of waiting to see how God’s promises will come to pass. Sade’s message will uplift and encourage single Christian women who’ve been on their knees praying for years, “God, where’s my man?”

 

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readysetwait.com

Ready, Set, Wait by Sade Solomon

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Sade Solomon is a NYC-based Creative Entrepreneur and Social Media Personality who boldly and fashionably ignites authentic and candid conversations on topics surrounding sex, singleness, and abstinence. After embarking on her journey of abstinence in 2013, Sade began openly sharing her life-changing commitment on various online platforms while enlightening and inspiring many through her journey. In ‘ Ready, Set, Wait’, Sade peels back the layers of truth about navigating singleness and abstinence as a single Christian woman. Her work and commentary have been featured by Good Morning America, Harper’s Bazaar, Xo Necole, and Essence. 
 
Aug 7, 2023

Guarding our hearts against temptation is not just something we should strive for before the day we finally get to say "I do". Temptations to sin and compromise can continue into marriage, and as women we need to be aware and on guard. In today's conversation, Barb speaks with author Sarah Wells about two tough seasons in her marriage when she was tempted to stray away from keeping her vows, and how we can all resist our own temptations to sin whether physically, emotionally, or mentally. 

Whether you are in a season of wrestling right now or not, this honest and vulnerable conversation can equip you to protect your heart and your marriage.

 

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sarahmariewells.com

American Honey: A Field Guide to Resisting Temptation

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

In addition to the memoir American Honey, Sarah M. Wells is the author of The Family Bible Devotional Volume 2: Stories from the Gospels to Help Kids and Parents Love God and Love Others, and The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture.
 
She is also the author of two collections of poems, Between the Heron and the Moss and Pruning Burning Bushes; a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award; and a novella-length essay, The Valley of Achor, available on Kindle. Poems and essays by Wells have appeared in Ascent, Brevity, Full Grown People, Hippocampus Review, The Pinch, River Teeth, Rock & Sling, Under the Gum Tree, Terrain.org and elsewhere.
 
Sarah’s work has been honored with four Pushcart Prize nominations, and six of her essays have been listed as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays. She is a 2018 recipient of an Ohio Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Sarah earned her BA in Creative Writing and MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Ashland University. Sarah is a regular contributor to Root & Vine News and God Hears Her, a blog for women, from Our Daily Bread, and writes marketing content for Spire Advertising. She resides in Ashland, Ohio with her husband, Brandon, and their four children, Lydia, Elvis, Henry, and Izzy (their Westie).
Jul 17, 2023

When we are walking through seasons of loneliness, weariness, or feeling abandoned by those we love, it can feel like no matter how hard we try to manage the pain, things just aren't getting better. In today's episode, Barb speaks with author Ashley Morgan Jackson about her season of struggling with mental health and how God showed her that He was always present even when she felt invisible to everyone around her. 

If you are feeling alone or unseen, this episode is for you. 

 

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ashleymorganjackson.com

Tired of Trying: How to Hold On to God When You're Frustrated, Fed Up, and Feeling Forgotten

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Ashley Morgan Jackson is an author, speaker, and social media expert. She works full-time for Proverbs 31 Ministries and has ministered to her online community for ten years. She is passionate about women learning to let go of the lie that they have to perform for God’s love and instead realize they can receive His love, just as they are. Ashley is a wife of fourteen years to her wonderful husband, Daniel, and a mom to two growing boys. The family lives in Charlotte, NC.
Jul 3, 2023

Across the country we’re still wrestling with how to talk about race well. Where do we even begin the conversation on a topic that is so big and heavy? If you are a parent or grandparent, how do you respond to your children’s questions and how often should you talk about race in your home? Today, Barb is talking with Dr. Michelle Ami Reyes, co-author of the book The Race Wise Family, a 2023 recipient of the Christianity Today Book Award. During today’s conversation, you will learn a roadmap for how to talk about race in your home as well as many practical tips and fantastic resources to help you answer the hard questions for yourself as well as your kids and grandkids.

 

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michelleamireyes.com

The Race-Wise Family: Ten Postures to Becoming Households of Healing and Hope

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Dr. Michelle Ami Reyes is a race and culture coach, the course founder of Seasoned with Grace (a program that helps Christian leaders have gracious conversations on race in order to achieve impactful racial change), and she is the award-winning author of Becoming All Things: How Small Changes Lead to Lasting Connections Across Cultures.
Jun 19, 2023

When our earthly fathers hurt, harm or abandon us, it can leave a deep wound that feels like it will never fully heal. 

In today's episode, Barb chats with author Kia Stephens about her experience with an absent father in her life, and the beautiful hope and healing that all women can experience, even if their relationship with their father is never fully restored. We don't have to stay wounded forever, and that is GOOD news!

Join us for this hopeful conversation and share it with a friend who needs it. Let's all get better together.

 

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kiastephens.com

Overcoming Father Wounds: Exchanging Your Pain for God's Perfect Love

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hopeforhercampaign.com

 

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Kia Stephens is the founder of Entrusted Women, which she created to equip Christian women communicators of color. A contributing writer for iBelieve.com, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and Crosswalk, she is a recurring speaker at She Speaks, the Beloved Women’s Conference, and the Entrusted Women’s Conference.
 
Kia’s writing has been featured on (in)courage and Ann Voskamp’s blog. She has also been a featured guest on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, Chrystal’s Chronicles with Chrystal Evans Hurst, Better Together with Barb Roose and The Dream of You Podcast with Jo Saxton.
 
Kia is also the host of the Hope for Women With Father Wounds Podcast and she recently released her first book Overcoming Father Wounds. Kia would love to connect with you on her website, Instagram or Facebook.
Jun 5, 2023

Are you feeling spiritually malnourished? Like no matter how hard you try to make it through life, you still feel empty, tired, overwhelmed or exhausted?

In today's episode, Barb speaks with author Amy Seiffert about how we can experience life, fullness and satisfaction in Christ. In a world that is preoccupied with staying busy and checking a neverending to-do list, Amy challenges us to practice rest, remember the steadfast love and care of our God, and experience true peace and nourishment in Him.

Take a deep breath, grab your favorite cup of tea or coffee, and join us for this encouraging and uplifting conversation.

 

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amyseiffert.com

Starved: Why We Need a Spiritual Diet Change to Move Us from Tired, Anxious and Overwhelmed to Fulfilled, Whole, and Free

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ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Amy Seiffert is the author of Grace Looks Amazing on You and is on the teaching team at Brookside Church. She is an affiliate Cru staff member and a regular YouVersion Bible teacher. She loves to travel and speak (and try new foods on all her adventures!). Amy is married to her college sweetheart, Rob, and they live in Bowling Green, Ohio, with their three kids.
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