SBHH S207: FOTS—Kindness an Interview with Camille Cates

Show S207: FOTS—Kindness an Interview with Camille Cates

Today marks our halfway point in our Fruit of the Spirit series. I have gotten the chance to interview some incredible women along the way, and each woman has shared how God cultivates each gift of grace in our hearts and lives.

In this episode, we are speaking on the Fruit of the Spirit of Kindness. I invited my friend, Camille Cates, to join me today because in her personal journey and her work with Healing Hearts, as a biblical counselor and in serving with youth, she has had the opportunity to walk through incredible hurt and pain and see God’s kindness heal hard places.

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SBHH S206: FOTS—Patience an Interview with Tiffany Castleberry

Show S206: FOTS—Patience an Interview with Tiffany Castleberry

Today we continue our series on the Fruit of the Spirit. This week, we dig into patience and since we are talking about patience today, I asked a friend who has had opportunity daily to walk through miles of patience, Tiffany Castleberry.

Tiffany Castleberry is a mom to eight kids, wife to a doctor and the mom behind the A Mom’s Mission Field podcast.

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SBHH S205: FOTS—Peace an Interview with Christy Boulware

Show S205: FOTS—Peace an Interview with Christy Boulware

Today is the third episode in our nine week series on the Fruit of the Spirit. Our topic today is on peace and my guest is Christy Boulware, of Fearless Women, to join us and share both her story about what it looks like to find peace in Jesus and offer encouragement for those who may be struggling with anxiety.

Christy is a photographer, ministry leader and mom extraordinaire, but more than anything she is a follower of Jesus who wants to see women lead free and fearless lives.

The reason I asked Christy to join me is because a few years ago she shared publicly about her battle with anxiety and the Lord has continued to give her even more opportunity to share her story and encourage others who are battling with this often-debilitating condition.

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SBHH S204: FOTS—Joy an Interview with Susan Smith

Show S204: FOTS—Joy an Interview with Susan Smith

As part of this series, I wanted to interview guests on each show who have exemplified the fruit that we are specifically talking about that week. And since we are talking about joy today, I asked one of my most encouraging friends to be on the show.

Susan Smith is a biblical counselor, wife, and a full-time homeschool momma to 3 Smithlings.

One of the first things I noticed most about Susan was her joy. And while she had this southern hospitality charm to her, I knew there was something deeper to her joy.

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SBHH S203: FOTS—Love an Interview with Nicole Heitert

Show S203: FOTS—Love an Interview with Nicole Heitert

In (Galatians 5:22-23), Paul writes “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”

These verses are often referenced in regards to what Christians are supposed to look like and act like in our daily lives. But I think we often overlook a key point. How do we do this? And a second question may be who cultivates this in us?

Today and for the next several episodes, I want to bring us all a little bit hope and encouragement. I want to see if maybe it’s not so much about what we are capable of doing or how well we perform, but more about how God cultivates these characteristics in our lives. To examine how each of them is not simply by-products of following Christ, but instead gifts of God’s grace over our lives.

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SBHH S202: Sin, Salvation, and Sanctification

Show S202: Sin, Salvation, and Sanctification

Today we will be focused on the foundational building blocks of sin, salvation, and sanctification. These three words are tossed around a lot in church circles and often are like another language when heard by people who are either new to Christ or simply have not grown up in the church.

The words “sin, salvation and sanctification” are weird and many times lack meaning or just a depth of understanding by many followers of Christ.

So today, we will define what each word means, see its place in our Christian journey, and hopefully, those understandings will draw us to a deeper level of love of Jesus and appreciation for the ongoing work of the cross in our lives.

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SBHH S201: The Glorious Message of the Gospel

Show S201: The Glorious Message of the Gospel

As we begin season 2, I want to keep journeying on, digging into God’s Word, even more, hearing, even more, testimonies of Jesus in the lives of other women and we want to keep growing as we learn practical ways to help us build our house well.

I wanted our first show in season 2 to focus on the most important thing of all. The Good News of Jesus Christ, also known as The Gospel.

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SBHH 022: Humility – The Ultimate Characteristic of Christ

Show 022: Humility - The Ultimate Characteristic of Christ

In our previous show, episode 21, we took a deep look at the pride that is within each of our hearts, constantly battling within us to live this life around self instead of centered around the only worthy one, Yahweh God. The reason we addressed the heart issue of pride before today’s show is that Pride is the antithesis of humility and the greatest enemy of Christlikeness. Meaning that humility is the greatest characteristic of Christlikeness in our lives.

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SBHH 021: Examining Ourselves Pride Goes Before the Fall

Show 021: Examinig Ourselves Pride Goes Before the Fall

Welcome, Friend. We have spent the last several episodes examining what healthy relationships look like in the areas of Marriage, Friendships, and Parenting. Now, however, we want to take a hard look in the mirror to wrestle through the first and one of the most powerful sins, Pride.

We have all thought to ourselves; so and so is prideful, not realizing all along that our perceptions of prideful people seldom include us.

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SBHH 020: Discussing Healthy Parenting with Melisa Wafford

Show 020: Discussing Healthy Parenting with Melisa Wafford

Welcome, friends! Today’s topic is the final show in a three-part series on what it looks like to have healthy relationships. Today we are discussing the world of parenthood and joining me for this show is my special guest and dear friend, Melisa Wafford.

I have known Melisa for the past four years and in that time, I have gotten to know both her and her family so well. One of the first things that stood out to me when I met their family was their genuine concern for others and the generous, servant spirit each of her kids’ exhibited.

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