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Ep 82- Respectable Sins: Pride & Selfishness

Ep 82- Respectable Sins: Pride & Selfishness

May 19, 2022

As we continue our Respectable Sins Bible study, we come to the sins of pride and selfishness. These sins are like a fibrous root system that spreads fast and wide and intertwines into many crevices of the heart. Jesus Christ gave us a perfect example of humility and selflessness. If we are to be conforming more into His image, we need to confess and forsake these sins!

We discuss several different aspects of pride such as moral self-righteousness, pride of correct doctrine, pride of achievement, and an independent, prideful spirit. I then transition into addressing a few common areas where we often struggle with selfishness. As women who have influence on other's hearts, especially young ones, we need to be setting a strong godly example in these areas. Let's be women who are becoming more and more like our humble Savior!

 

Resources:

NHC Blog: Pride & Selfishness (www.nohighercalling.org/blog/respectable-sins-pride-amp-selfishness

Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges 

Comparison Girl by Shannon Popkin

 

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Ep 81- Rest: The Balancing Act with Jessica Curtis

Ep 81- Rest: The Balancing Act with Jessica Curtis

May 12, 2022

We live very busy lives as women devoted to marriage, children, homemaking, ministry, and more. Rest tends to be an area of life that is a struggle. In a world that promotes "self-care" and "me-time", what is the proper balance? 

God designed our bodies to require rest. If nothing else, it keeps our dependency upon Him as we follow His perfect order for our bodies. He goes even farther in His Word to give us a guide as to what proper rest should look like. We cannot serve as God intends when we push, push, push and neglect rest. We cannot serve as God intends when we are consumed with prioritizing our own needs over others. So how do we find the balance? 

Jessica Cutis joins me in this episode to discuss the balancing act of rest. Some of the points she addresses are 1. God's design for rest, 2. the difference between rest and idleness, 3. ways to rest our bodies, 4. ways to find rest for our souls. 

 

Resources:

Instagram: From the Heart of Mrs. Missionary (https://www.instagram.com/fromtheheartofmrsmissionary/)

Instagram: Blessed Purposeful Living (https://www.instagram.com/blessedpurposefulliving/

Jessica's Website (https://blessedpurposefulliving.com/

 

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Titus 2 Talks: The Young Women, To Love Their Children

Titus 2 Talks: The Young Women, To Love Their Children

May 9, 2022

What a joy it is to have my spiritual mentor, Denise Palmer, joining me once a month for a Titus 2 Talk! On these special episodes, Denise and I will be doing a deep dive into the truths God has taught us through the book of Titus. 

On this episode, we walk through the things God has commanded the aged women to teach to the younger women in regards to loving our children. We discuss ...

-The sanctifying work of motherhood

-The sacrifice of motherhood

-The stewardship of motherhood

-The sweetness of motherhood

 

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Ep 80- Cloth Diapering 101

Ep 80- Cloth Diapering 101

May 5, 2022

2 years ago, I launched the No Higher Calling blog with the post, Cloth Diapering 101. At that time, I had cloth diapered 2 babies, and so many mamas were reaching out with questions! Here we are several years later, and it is still a topic that I get asked about so often! Whether your motivation is to save money, to have a natural option for baby, or to take better care of the earth, cloth diapering can be a wonderful option! It sounds daunting. Who wants to deal with the mess and how do you begin to know how to get started? I have taken many of my notes from the blog post and shared them on this podcast episode. If this is something you've wondered about, I hope you find many helpful answers!

 

Resources:

NHC Blog: Cloth Diapering 101

 

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Ep 79- Homeschool Recap & Favorite Read-Alouds

Ep 79- Homeschool Recap & Favorite Read-Alouds

April 28, 2022

This episodes gives a recap of all that our family has been learning through our homeschool journey over the past few months. As we transition into having a new baby and a busy summer, life will look a bit different than it has in the first quarter of the year. As excited as we are for the upcoming months, we reflect on the past months with lots of fun memories. 

I share what we've been learning in these different areas-

Bible Memory: Psalm 1, Books of the Old Testament

Gather Round Homeschool Units: North American Birds, Asia, Botany

Read Alouds: Little Pilgrim's Progress, Little Pear, The Trumpet of the Swan, The Jungle Book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pippi Longstocking, Voice of the Martyrs The Courageous Series, and The Secret Garden

Enjoy a glimpse into our lifestyle of learning as I share some of the highlights of our homeschooling!

 

Resources:

Gather Round Homeschool (https://gatherroundhomeschool.com/

 

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Ep 78- Nourishing Your Postpartum Body with Rebecca Grant

Ep 78- Nourishing Your Postpartum Body with Rebecca Grant

April 25, 2022

Rebecca Grant is a returning guest to the No Higher Calling podcast. She joined several months ago addressing the topic of Simple, Natural Living, and her episode has been one of the most downloaded episodes! 

She joins me in this episode to talk about nourishing your postpartum body. The postpartum period is a season of life that is often very neglected. So much investment is given to fertility, pregnancy, and birth, but then we are expected to "bounce back" immediately after having baby. Becca shares so much helpful information on why it is vital to slow down after having baby and replenish your body of the vast amounts of minerals, vitamins, etc that have been depleted while growing your little human. I cannot wait to implement so much of what she shares into my upcoming postpartum season!

 

Resources:

NHC Blog: Show Notes (www.nohighercalling.org/blog/nourishing-your-postpartum-body-with-rebecca-grant)

Instagram: Rebecca Grant (https://www.instagram.com/rebecca.m.grant/)

Instagram: Low Tox Talks (https://www.instagram.com/lowtoxtalks/)

 

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Ep 77- Freezer Cooking

Ep 77- Freezer Cooking

April 21, 2022

Whether you love cooking or loathe it, freezer cooking can be a helpful element in any kitchen! Life is in seasons, and different seasons present different levels of business and chaos. Maybe you're about to have a new baby, maybe you want to be quicker to say "yes" to hospitality, maybe you are trying to find rhythm in a busy work schedule- insert the blessing of freezer cooking!

In this episode, I share ways that freezer cooking has been a blessing to our household as I seek to "look well" to the ways of my home. (Prov 31:27)

I discuss. . .

-How it saves time, money, and cleanup

-Practical ways to implement freezer cooking (ranging from very minimal work to a bit more of an investment)

-How to plan, organize and stock up for successful freezer cooking

 

Resources:

Jami Balmet: Finding Joy In Your Home- Jami is a wealth of knowledge in many aspects of the kitchen!

Souper Cubes

 

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Ep 76- Respectable Sins: Discontentment & Unthankfulness

Ep 76- Respectable Sins: Discontentment & Unthankfulness

April 14, 2022

We are a very blessed people! So much of the world does not enjoy the immense wealth and bounty that we do in a first-world country. Yet, discontentment and unthankfulness so quickly capture our hearts.

These sins don’t always revolve around finances or possessions. Often, we feel these emotions in connection with circumstances God has allowed into our lives. I know I have been there multiple times! As Amy Carmichael wrote, “In acceptance lieth peace.” When we come to know more about God’s character, we get a deeper glimpse of His sovereignty. This leads to acceptance of His perfect will for our lives, and a peace that circumstances cannot shake!

Contentment and thankfulness bring God glory and point those we influence to a faith that is unlike anything found in this world. Let’s determine to trust the heart of our God and live lives defined by contentment and thankfulness!

 

Resources:

NHC Blog: Respectable Sins: Discontentment & Unthankfulness

Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges

 

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Titus 2 Talk: The Young Women, To Love Their Husbands

Titus 2 Talk: The Young Women, To Love Their Husbands

April 11, 2022

What a joy it is to have my spiritual mentor, Denise Palmer, joining me once a month for a Titus 2 Talk! On these special episodes, Denise and I will be doing a deep dive into the truths God has taught us through the book of Titus. 

On this episode, we start walking through the things God has commanded the aged women to teach to the younger women in regards to loving our husbands. We discuss ...

-How God uses trials to mature our marriage relationship

-Allowing your husband to hold the place only Christ should in your life

-The influence a wife has over her husband

-The role of the wife as a helpmeet

-Trusting God to make our husbands the spiritual leaders of our homes

-The importance of prayer in marriage

 

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Ep 75- Because He Lives

Ep 75- Because He Lives

April 7, 2022

I've shared often how much Christ-honoring music plays a part in the atmosphere of our home. Recently, God's had the hymn "Because He Lives" on Simeon's heart, and God has used the truth of that song to encourage him and me! 

Sim joins me in this episode to talk about the current state of our world. We live in a world where chaos and confusion reign supreme. Where does that leave us as parents who are trying to have Christian homes and raise a generation for Christ? Should we just surrender and accept defeat? NO! We must place our confidence in God and Him alone, and fight the good fight of faith. 

Verse 2 of "Because He Lives" says,

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he brings;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!
. . .
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

We can be confident knowing that though our children will face uncertain days, they can do it victoriously through the power of Jesus Christ! We are more than conquerors! This episode is a challenge to rise up with boldness and find a deep seeded peace in the promises of God.

 

Resources:

NHC Shop

Blue-Collar Theology Podcast by Simeon Brazzell

 

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