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Jelani Memory shares the story of how he co-founded Circle Disney, how it works, and how it helps families  collaborate and manage electronics and devices and screen time, which can be such a muddy place! Also? Check out this AWESOME course for parents called Unwrap Snap, a course to help you not only understand snapchat and how kids are using it, but to learn so you can keep your kids safe on social media and become a ninja parent, instead of an ignorant and fearful one. This is a MUST have! Enter code MUD STORIES in the next 7 days for $18 off!!

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Direct download: MS106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am PDT

Ann Voskamp shares how her writing journey began, how we can be both hurt by the church and healed by the church, insight and wisdom on how to handle the critics in our lives, and inspiring conversation about Ann's habits, processes, and her encouragement to live broken and given, cruciform lives. Part two of a two part episode with Ann.

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Direct download: MS105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm PDT

Ann Voskamp shares her muddy story of seeing her sister killed, and her life long struggle with fear, anxiety, perfectionism and control. She shares how meeting Jesus changed everything, how counting gifts was transformative, and how we never have to be afraid of broken things because God is redeeming everything. Part one of a two part episode with Ann.

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Direct download: MS104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm PDT

Jennifer Rothschild shares her story of blindness at age 15, how to handle when we doubt our faith, God's ways, or the truth of His Word, and hope and inspiration to know God's love even as we face crushing circumstances that are beyond our control.

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Direct download: MS103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm PDT

From poverty and hunger to fatherlessness and failure, Edie Wadsworth shares about her first book, a spiritual memoir of her life entitiled, All the Pretty Things--the story of a Southern girl who went through fire to find her way home. In this episode, Edie shares about her childhood in East Tennessee, those people who became lifelines, mentors and stepping stones for her. She unpacks the significance of her journey through medical school, the death of her Father, and the unraveling of her life that followed, including the guilt and shame of her failure--the alcohol, an affair, and a divorce. How therapy and essential oils helped, and ultimately how God meets us in our darkest days and continues to bring His redemption to our most broken places.

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Direct download: MS102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm PDT

Parenting is so hard, especially when our well-intended messages are not very well-received by our kids, and we end up angry, frustrated, and misunderstood. Jim and Lynne Jackson share with us insight and strategy to help us make our actions match our messages, and help us connect with our child's heart as we train them along the way.

 

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Direct download: MS101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am PDT

Jacque and her cousin Heather celebrate episode 100 with the release of her NEW e-course, Connecting with Your Teen, which is now open for enrollment through October 8th! In this episode, with laughter and transparency, Jacque and Heather talk through the mud of parenting our kids from the elementary years through to the teen years and beyond!

If you are wanting community as you walk through the mud of parenting, check out the course Connecting with Your Teen today!! See you in the course!

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Direct download: MS100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48am PDT

Jacque's shares her journey of learning to read the Bible and offers insight and resources to help make Bible study a daily habit, with journaling and written guides to help us connect more deeply with God.

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Direct download: MS099.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Jen Bricker shares how she was born without any legs, adopted, and became a gymnast and aerialist. She describes reunifying with her biological Moceanu family, and how through adversity and mud she believes that everything is possible.

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Everything is Possible, by Jen Bricker

 

Direct download: MS098.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Jacque shares about the challenge it is to overcome resistance, fear, and procrastination, in order to get the things done that matter most. She explores concepts from the book, The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield, and offers insight, tips and a practical plan, to overcome our resistance and get things done.

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The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield

Direct download: MS097.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Shauna Niequist shares about choosing to be Present Over Perfect with practical advice, and helps us turn from frantic and hustle, to stillness and peace.

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Direct download: MS096.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am PDT

Jennifer Dukes Lee shares all things happiness, including how we all long to be happy, why we should even care about trying to be happy, what keeps us from true happiness, and tips and tools to help us identify our happiness style, let go of our happiness hangups, and inspire each one of us to find our sweet spot of happy, pursue it with intention, and share happiness with others, all in just five minutes a day. 

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Direct download: MS095.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm PDT

Jacque shares about her recent trip to Alaska, what she's learning from glaciers, some ideas from Ephesians chapter one, and encouragement about memorizing scripture. She challenges us to be still and purposefully evaluate and decide what we will allow to have influence and power to effect change in our lives.

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Direct download: MS094.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am PDT

Jay and Katherine Wolf share about Katherine's brain stem stroke in 2008, the adversity and suffering that followed, and the hope we can all have as we embrace the truth that hope heals, no matter our story.

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Direct download: MS093.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Christa Black Gifford shares her journey through her unhealed pain--pain which included a past of sexual abuse, eating disorders, alcohol, relationships, and the full term delivery and subsequent passing of her second baby, Goldie, born with anenchephaly. Christa knows we all have pain, but encourages us that linking arms with Jesus, taking responsibility for our emotions, and facing our pain with Christ, is the only way for our broken hearts to be made whole.

To be the first to know about Jacque's new course, "Connecting with your Teen":

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Christa's Book: Heart Made Whole

Direct download: MS092.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

Matt Bays shares about the abuse and incest he faced as a child, his alcoholism while he served as a worship leader, and his path to recovery as he wrestled with questions like where is God, is He with me, and his journey finding God in the ruins.

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Matt's Book: Finding God in the Ruins

Direct download: MS091.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm PDT

Often we get frustrated and angry in our relationships, and especially in our parenting, when our expectations are not met. Jacque explores the some of the possible roots of our anger, how to pause, evaluate, and identify our expectations. She also shares some practical ways to adjust our expectations, in order to minimize our frustration and anger, and extend grace--both to ourselves and to others.

 

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Direct download: MS090.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm PDT

Doris Lew shares her journey through chronic kidney disease and daily dialysis as a wife, mother, and teacher. She describes her experience of waiting, and how multiple organ donors fell through. Doris encourages us that our circumstances never define God's love for us and how doubt actually builds our faith, all the while affording us the opportunity to come to know and understand that no matter how we feel, God is good, God is wise, and we are never forgotten.

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Direct download: MS089.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Katie Orr shares about her depression, grief after the sudden loss of her young brother, and her FOCUSed15 method for us to learn to love to study the Bible.

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Show Notes Page --> HERE

***Giving away THREE of Katie's books!***

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  •  2. Leave a comment on the Facebook post and answer this question: What is your biggest challenge when reading the Bible?

 

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Direct download: MS088.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

A fun PRESHOW conversation with Katie Orr, where we talk about food and hot pots in China, Italian food, skinny dipping, Yeti mugs, Bill Bright, spiritual makeup, scripture memory, being "fine", and our gratitude for the significance of God's mercy and grace.

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Direct download: MS088p.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

There are times in life we are afraid--afraid we will miss God's will--afraid to take the next step, move toward our goal, accomplish that achievement, or believe we can do whatever it is we're dreaming about or believing for. We feel like we are not enough and become paralyzed by our fear. And we are not enough by ourselves, but we are enough because of Christ. And God is with us and He does not want us to be afraid.

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SONGS:

Direct download: MS087.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08am PDT

Kaitlyn Bouchillon shares about broken friendship, a brain tumor, singleness, and living in the in between--trusting Jesus Even If Not. Even if He doesn't restore our circumstance in the way we want Him to.

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Direct download: MS086.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

A fun and poignant PRESHOW conversation with Kaitlyn Bouchillon, where we talk about everything from curried goat, double-jointedness, Monday Jars, sweet potato chips, and why every one of our stories matters more than we know.

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Direct download: MS086p.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Kristen Jenson not only shares about the near drowning of her 18 month old son and the nine years she cared for him before his passing, but through her children's picture book (Good Pictures, Bad Pictures) she shares her passionate commitment to helping and empowering us as parents to help and empower our kids, that they will be able to protect themselves from the danger and addiction of pornography. Get Kristen's book, Good Pictures, Bad Pictures on Amazon at jacquewatkins dot com / amazon.

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Direct download: MS085.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Lauren Chandler, wife, mom, singer, songwriter, and author, shares about finding God's steadfast love in our desert places, when we feel weighed down by chains, when we are in the aftermath of our own folly, or when are in the middle of a storm. She also offers encouragement about recovery, the mud of marriage, comparison and pride, and shares her journey alongside her husband through his brain cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Direct download: MS084.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

A light-hearted, fun and candid PRESHOW conversation with Lauren Chandler, where we talk about everything from chicharones, the Napa Valley, axis deer, Christy Nockels, Zum Frankincense and Myrrh, horses, and not being ashamed of having struggles.

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Direct download: MS084p.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17am PDT

In this episode, Jacque's husband, Thad, talks with her about small muddy things we face and also the deeper, thicker mud we go through, including the challenges of ministry life, the lack of communication and unmet needs that can lead to an affair, and insight as to how to deal with deep regret in life. Thad also offers advice to couples who are maneuvering the demands of online ministry--including blogging, podcasting, and other creative endeavors.

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Direct download: MS083.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm PDT

A pre-show episode with Jacque's husband, Thad, including new music, a new schedule, and ten get-to-know-you questions for Thad to answer.

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Direct download: MS083p.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am PDT

Comparison, jealousy, and discontentment are such a struggle. Jacque shares her own experience as well as thoughts, scripture, and encouragement to help us heal.

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Snapchat Tutorial by Cliff Ravenscraft

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Direct download: MS082.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am PDT

Accepting God's forgiveness can be easier than forgiving ourselves. Jacque shares thoughts, scripture, and encouragement to help us handle the challenge of forgiving our own selves.

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Undone Redone Podcast Episode 77: My 'Mud Story' Part 1 -- Jacque Watkins

Undone Redone Podcast Episode 78: My 'Mud Story' Part 2 -- Jacque Watkins

Undone Redone Podcast, with Tray & Melody Lovvorn

Direct download: MS081.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm PDT

Nine years ago, Terri Roberts' oldest son walked into an Amish schoolhouse and killed five young girls before taking his own life. Terri shares insight and wisdom for the moments we meet unexpected tragedy in life, how to surrender anger and choose joy, how the Amish led the way in teaching us all about forgiveness, and the joy that is sustaining her through her current battle with stage four breast cancer.

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Terri's book: Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, a Mother's Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace

 

Direct download: MS080.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm PDT

Part two with Alan Chambers, and his wife Leslie, who share their very public story of Alan's leadership of Exodus International, his struggle with same sex attraction, and their journey together from fear to grace and learning to love well, no matter the cost. 

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Direct download: MS079.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm PDT

Alan Chambers, and his wife Leslie, share their very public story of Alan's leadership of Exodus International, his struggle with same sex attraction, and their journey together from fear to grace and learning to love well, no matter the cost.

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Direct download: MS078.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am PDT

Elisa Pulliam shares her story of abuse, anger, and forgiveness, and walks alongside us to facilitate life transformation with her new book, Meet the New You.

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Direct download: MS077.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm PDT

Alli Worthington shares her muddy story of surrender and saying yes to God, even when we don't understand, and helps us learn how to sort through our busyness to make decisions, to trust God even when it's hard, and to learn how to start breaking the busy crazy pace of our lives.

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Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy, by Alli Worthington

 

 

Direct download: MS076.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm PDT

Host of the podcast, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, Jamie shares her mud story of promiscuity, pregnancy, and pain, about God's amazing grace, as well as adoption and the mud of motherhood..including links to some things we're LOVING right now!

 

 

(giving away ONE 30 minute Skype call and TWO $25 Amazon Gift Cards!!)

Direct download: MS075.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm PDT

Marla Cilley, known as The Fly Lady, shares her story of following the "God Breezes" in her life, naming her FlyLady.net a ministry, more habits we can develop for the months of the year, and encouragement and inspiration as we take baby steps, garner the power of incremental change over time, and offer mercy and love to others and to our own selves as we seek to clean and organize our homes and hearts throughout the coming year.

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Direct download: MS074.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am PDT

Marla Cilley, known as The Fly Lady, shares her personal story of divorce, remarriage, homelessness, chaos, and messiness and offers habits to help us clean and organize our homes and hearts throughout the coming year.

 

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Direct download: MS073.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Liz Curtis Higgs shares her personal mud story, how to find God amidst your mud and adversity, and she shares about her resources including stories about Ruth, Bathsheba, and The Women of Christmas--Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna.

 

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Direct download: MS072.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm PDT

Liz Curtis Higgs shares the beginning of her personal mud story, offers encouragement and hope as we mature in age and faith, shares insight about her writing process and Bible time routines, and encourages us to find time to be still amidst facing our own mud.

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Direct download: MS071.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm PDT

Advent, Christmas, and the holidays in general are a time of busyness and stress. Elizabeth Foss shares tips and inspiration in navigating the grief and myriad of mud we often face in this season.

Elizabeth's ebook: Comfort & Joy: Living the Liturgy During the Advent Season

 

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Direct download: MS070.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm PDT

Jacque Watkins, the host of The Mud Stories Podcast, talks with her four youngest kids about the hardship of facing our mud, the challenge it is to give thanks, and they even share some knock knock jokes too! It's a Thanksgiving gift to you!

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Direct download: MS069.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26am PDT

Courtney Westlake shares the unexpected adversity of her daughter's diagnosis of harlequin ichthyosis, insights into grieving "normal", how suffering drives us to God, and how we can learn to see beauty in our differences, allowing our faith to grow through hard circumstances. Courtney shares advice and encouragement for us and our kids when we encounter people who are different, and helps us see how there is beauty even in our differences.

Courtney's Blog: Blessed by Brenna

 

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Direct download: MS068.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm PDT

For Seth Haines, doubt led to pain, and pain to addiction, and yet Seth's process of coming clean is really a journey for us all, as we learn to face our pain, find it's source, and forgive again and again--all in the company of Christ.

Coming Clean--A Story of Faith, by Seth Haines

 

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Direct download: MS067.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

An argument free relationship doesn't have to be just a dream, but Fawn Weaver believes can be possible for us all. Fawn shares her personal mud story, as well as insight and wisdom to help us create argument-free relationships.

The Happy Wives Club

Fawn's TEDxPortland Talk--An Argument Free Marriage

Direct download: MS066.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm PDT

Shannon Ethridge helps us unpack the obstacles that keep us from sexual freedom and healing in marriage, and helps us move toward fulfillment and sexual confidence. Shannon shares how to move from "Good girls DON'T" to "Good girls DO", strategies to overcome our past sexual history, and the meaning behind our sexual fantasies.

ShannonEthridge.com

Sexy Marriage Radio Podcast

Shannon's books

Direct download: MS065.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am PDT

Part 2 of a 2-part episode with Tray and Melody Lovvorn from the Undone Redone Podcast, talking about their discovery of real grace, humility that was cultivated in the years of they were divorce, their process of reconciliation, remarriage to each other, and the ministry in which they now serve, including a men's 4-day intensive and a 30-day online course for how to survive a life beyond betrayal.

The Undone Redone Podcast

Life Beyond Betrayal, 30-day Online Course for women

Embark, Men's 4-day Intensive for freedom from Pornography & Sexual Addiction

Direct download: MS064.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm PDT

Tray & Melody Lovvorn, from the Undone Redone podcast, share Part One of their Two-Part story, including porn addiction, performing, mask-wearing, betrayal, a 6-year divorce, and then remarrying one another in 2008.

Undone Redone Podcast

Life Beyond Betrayal-30 day course for women

Embark-4 day intensive for men

Direct download: MS063.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm PDT

Amy J. Bennet shares her mud of an emotional affair, the power of our thoughts, and her path out of the entanglement and how her grief led her to God. She also shares how the process happened, the steps she took along the way, and suggestions for how to be more aware and handle these kind of connections should you find yourself in a similar situation.

Amy's Book: Entangled, A Woman's Guide to Recognizing Your Emotional Affair and Restoring Your Marriage

Amy's Podcast: Feathers, Faith in Flight

Direct download: MS062.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm PDT

Jacque Watkins, host of this podcast, shares her personal mud story in the aftermath of an affair, divorce and remarriage, and introduces a 31-day series on her blog about what she learned and what you should know before an affair.

Jacque's Written Story

Jacque's Video Story

Where The Love Lasts Forever, by Hillsong United

 

Direct download: MS061.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

Through church hurt and church change, Lisa J. Allen shares hope for when disappointment comes and it feels like our dreams die, with help and tips for when we feel isolated, alone, and don't feel like showing up. Lisa helps us find hope for our hearts to remember that God is with us and working through even our greatest disappointments, always.

Proverbs 31 Ministries

First 5 App

Direct download: MS060.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am PDT

Change, loss, and transition can be traumatic and unexpected, and yet Kristen Strong shares from her life experience how God is using every thing for our good and how change could just be our next best thing.

Kristen's Website: Chasing Blue Skies

Kristen's Book: Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You Through Life's Transitions

Direct download: MS059.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm PDT

Lelia Chealey shares her struggle as a mom whose child is sentenced to prison, the pain and struggle of walking through that difficulty, and wisom and insight how to walk through the pain of parenting an adolescent or young adult, and letting God write your child's own story no matter what.

Lelia's Website: http://leliachealey.com

Direct download: MS058.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm PDT

Parenting teens and young adults through their own mud can be challenging, painful, and downright heartbreaking. Lelia Chealey helps us all by sharing what she's faced, not only in her own mud, but as she's helped her teen and young adult children through theirs, sharing the wisdom and insight she's learned along the way.

Direct download: MS057.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm PDT

Simply Tuesday is a life changing message of hope from Emily P. Freeman--for our souls to sit down on the inside, embrace smallness and be with Christ, trusting Him for the outcomes.

Emily's Book: Simply Tuesday

Direct download: MS056.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm PDT

Through fourteen years of addiction and alcoholism, Gary Morland, father of The Nester and Emily P. Freeman, shares his story--how God met him in his muddiest mess and how forgiveness from God and others changed everything for him. Gary also shares how forgiveness can be life changing for all of us and offers some tips for improving our relationships.

Gary's Kindle Books:

From Beer to Eternity: A little story of addiction and beyond

Scary Hope: Courage and a kick to hug hope, face fear, and get going

Direct download: MS055.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Amber C. Haines shares her life story of desire, sin, sex, drugs, an abortion, an affair, and how she handled shame and found God in her most broken places.

Amber's book: Wild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home

Direct download: MS054.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm PDT

John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur On Fire shares his story...life growing up in the state of Maine, his time in military service, his leadership deployment tour to Iraq in 2003-2004, his gratitude for how God blessed America, and his struggles with post traumatic stress disorder PTSD.

John's Website: Entrepreneur On Fire

Direct download: MS053.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Michele Cushatt shares her Undone story and much of what she's learned about making peace with an unexpected life including perfectionism, divorce, remarriage, blended family, foster parenting, and cancer.

Michele's book: Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life 

Direct download: MS052.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm PDT

Delivering her baby prematurely at 25 weeks, Kayla Aimee shares how in her unexpected tragedy she struggled through 156 days in the NICU with her baby, and how the experience in the past four years helped her become anchored, find hope, and learn to suffer well.

Kayla's book: Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected 

Direct download: MS051.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Annie Lobert shares her experience through the messy muddy world of sex trafficking, pimps, prostitution and pornography, and offers the hope of God's Great Love to each of us and to the women she rescues through her ministry Hookers for Jesus and their year-long program with The Destiny House.

Annie's Website: Hookers For Jesus

Annie's Book: Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry and Into the Arms of the Savior

Direct download: MS050.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35am PDT

Hard times can make us feel isolated and alone, wondering if God is still good and if He sees us at all, and yet Susie Larson has much encouragement and wisdom to offer to help us to feel as loved as we are, and learn to give God our sacred yes.

Direct download: MS049.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Jenny Lee Sulpizio grew up with ritual and tradition, but without an understanding of God and His grace. In this episode she shares her journey toward finding faith, braving the scary thought of attending church, experiencing community at church, and learning to accept the free gift of grace God gives us all.

Website: Jenny Lee Sulpizio, Grace For the Journey

Direct download: MS048.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Grief and pain make us feel broken, and yet it is our brokenness and sitting in our grief long enough that can become a gift, especially as we choose to say yes to being with God in it, no matter what, as He redeems our grief for our ultimate good. This is part two of my conversation with Colleen Mitchell.

 

Colleen's Blog: Blessed Are the Feet

St. Francis Emmaus Center

Direct download: MS047.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Loss is inevitable, which often leads to many years of ongoing grief, sadness, and depression. Colleen Mitchell shares her story of losing her 3 month old son Bryce from SIDS in 2009, her subsequent 2nd trimester loss and three more miscarriages, and her husband's job loss, and offers wisdom and hope as we process any type of loss or ongoing grief.

Direct download: MS046.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am PDT

From her personal experience of domestic violence and divorce, Diane Bailey shares wisdom and insight about dating, remarriage and blended families, as well as tips and strategies for step-parenting.

 

Diane's eBook: 30 Days to a Better Step-Family

Direct download: MS045.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm PDT

Christy Beam shares about her daughter Annabel's chronic illness, her family's journey caring for her, the tragic event that changed everything, and the miracles from heaven that followed.  

Share your story of God's faithfulness with Christy HERE

Direct download: MS044.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm PDT

Kitty Hurdle shares her journey through unexplained infertility and adoption of a sibling pair. She explains her struggle to overcome workaholism and anxiety and to instead, trust God instead, bringing joy and hope even amidst hard things.

 

Direct download: MS043.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm PDT

Because of rape and sexual assault, Wendy Blight--author, speaker, and Proverbs 31 Ministries Bible Study Leader--lived imprisoned by fear, unforgiveness, and bitterness for years. But it was reading the Bible and understanding and praying God's promises that helped her heal and become free. And she longs for you to know it can do that for you too.

Direct download: MS042.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57am PDT

Friendship can be complicated and challenging, and even the best friends can experience conflict. Natalie Snapp is the author of the new book, Heart Sisters: Be the Friend You Want to Have, and helps us explore how to have better friendships.

Natalie's Heart Sisters Book Page

Direct download: MS041.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm PDT

Shauna Niequist shares thoughts and insights about times of adversity and pain, and offers suggestions to savor life, get through suffering, and ultimately be transformed for our good.

Shauna's Books:

Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life

Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes

Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are

Direct download: MS038.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55am PDT

Kara Tippetts, author of The Hardest Peace--wife, mother, and friend to so many--taught us about loving big in kindness and living with grace, looking to Jesus in all things with mundane faithfulness. We remember, reminisce, and give thanks for the gift of Kara today, and for all the valuable lessons she taught us and will continue to teach us through her writing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a fund benefitting the Tippetts children: Jason Tippetts, P.O. Box 49727, Colorado Springs, CO 80949

 

Direct download: MS037.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Emily Thomas shares about her abusive relationship in her first marriage, how she fled, and her struggle in choosing to get a divorce. Emily describes the guilt and shame she faced because of the abuse and failure, and how God healed her, showed her He loved her no matter what, and how He wanted to use her life despite her past brokenness and pain--especially to bless others with her art.

Emily's Etsy Shop-mixed media art canvas or prints with scripture. Custom orders available.

Direct download: MS036.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Wynter Pitts shares how she struggled to let go of selfishness, learned how to face her trust issues, opened herself to vulnerability, and in the end, how she relinquished control to God.

Wynter has a ministry to tween girls called For Girls Like You, and has just released her first book entitled, For Girls Like You: A Devotional For Tweens.

Direct download: MS035.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm PDT

Part two--of a two part episode--with Elizabeth Foss, who shares about how our suffering is a gift that shapes and grows us, how to help our adult children through hard things, our struggle with perfectionism, navigating social media for good, burnout, depression, and burnout recovery through The Restore Workshop.

Elizabeth is the founder of The Restore Workshop, a six-week online community designed to identify and cultivate burnout recovery in women's lives. Registration is open through April 12, 2015.

Direct download: MS034.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41am PDT

Part one--of a two part episode--with Elizabeth Foss, who shares her suffering, her journey through cancer, and her struggle with fear and unexpected loss through pregnancy complications, and the loss of her son's friend to cancer. We discuss relinquishing control in the midst of hard things, our need to surrender, and how control really is an illusion.

Elizabeth is the founder of The Restore Workshop, and in part two we will discuss how to help our children through suffering, our struggle with perfectionism, how to manage social media, and how to wrestle down burnout and depression.

Direct download: MS033.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am PDT

Are you feeling busy, overwhelmed, and exhausted? Unsure of how to find time for yourself? In this podcast, Jessica Turner shares how to learn to say no, find time for rest and sleep, and how to find our fringe hours to carve out time for self-care.

The Mom Creative

Jessica's Book-The Fringe Hours

Book Website

Direct download: MS032.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm PDT

Shame, Failure, and Perfectionism can be so paralyzing, and in this episode, Jeannie Cunnion shares how she allowed God to shatter them all through the power of accepting God's great grace. Jeannie shares the importance of receiving God's grace and in turn giving that grace to others, not only in our relationships in general, but more specifically in our parenting too.

Parenting the Wholehearted Child, by Jeannie Cunnion

FREE Study Guide for Parenting the Wholehearted Child, by Jeannie Cunnion

FREE Resources for Finding Freedom From Failure, by Jacque Watkins

Direct download: MS031.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm PDT

Tara Storch shares about the tragic death of her thirteen year old daughter, how to survive and live with ongoing grief, and how organ donation was the good that helped her family live through such a tragic loss.

Tara and her husband Todd have written a book entitled Taylor's Gift, sharing their story, and have founded an organization called Taylor's Gift Foundation, where they raise awareness for organ donation around the nation and fund scholarships and gifts for families impacted by organ donation.

taylorsgift.org

Taylor's Gift, a book by Todd and Tara Storch

REGISTER today to become an organ donor

CLICK HERE to confirm you are already registered!

Direct download: MS030.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am PDT

Life is full of unexpected turns, crisis, and sometimes many mundane moments. And Rachel Anne Ridge shares how to handle change and crazy circumstances, and not only survive, but thrive by doing just the next step. Rachel also shares about a stray donkey named Flash, who has become one of the family and taught her many lessons along the way.

Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances, by Rachel Anne Ridge (releasing May 1, 2015)

Direct download: MS029.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47am PDT

Dale Partridge, entrepreneur and founder of Sevenly.org, shares his journey through the mud of stress, worry, fear, insomnia, and anxiety, and offers ways he's learned to manage, heal from, and overcome these traps that plague so many leaders.

The Daily Positive

Startup Camp

 

Direct download: MS028.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12am PDT

As we juggle our roles, figure out where to find our identity, and struggle with comparison, Courtney DeFeo shares how to cultivate virtues in our lives through experiences together in laughter and much giggling along the way through her book, In This House We Will Giggle: Making Virtues, Love, and Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life.

ABC Scripture Cards

My Little Money Jars

Conversation Cups

Direct download: MS027.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm PDT

Happy New Year to You! The NEW Mud Stories Podcast App, a free Audiobook download, and highlights from each of the last twelve episodes of the Mud Stories podcast in 2014. Reviewing, reminiscing, and remembering each guest and the hope and encouragement each one shared. Highlights include episodes from Michele-Lyn Ault, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Laura Boggess, Natalie Snapp, Mary Lou Caskey, Jess Connolly, Lysa TerKeurst, Amanda White, Carol Hulin, Michelle DeRusha, and Craig and Jen Ferguson.

Direct download: MS026.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm PDT

Announcing the NEW Mud Stories Podcast App, a free Audiobook download, and highlights from each of the first twelve episodes of the Mud Stories podcast in 2014. Reviewing, reminiscing, and remembering each guest and the hope and encouragement each one shared. Highlights include episodes from Shannon Ethridge, Lisa-Jo Baker, Holley Gerth, Jennifer Smith (Unveiled Wife), Emily Wierenga, Alia Joy, Christy Johnson, Crystal Stine, Carrie O'Toole, and Kate Battistelli.

Direct download: MS025.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm PDT

Craig and Jen Ferguson--authors of Pure Eyes, Clean Heart: A Couple's Journey to Freedom from Pornography--share their personal story of the shame, anger and hopelessness that is associated with a porn addiction, and offer practical guidance for the heart issues that lead to addiction and hope for anyone who struggles with the lure of pornography. Women can find support at the Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood.

Direct download: MS024.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm PDT

Doubt, unbelief, and more questions than answers plagued Michelle DeRusha for over twenty years, as she lived the life of a spiritual misfit. Michelle shares her journey back toward faith and her discovery of a God who loves us no matter what and offers us grace time and time again.

Direct download: MS023.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm PDT

From childhood abuse, isolation, alcohol and promiscuity, to abusive relationships and rape, Carol Hulin is no stranger to mud in this life. And it is no suprise she found herself angry with God and doubting His goodness. Yet Carol tells of her powerful discovery of finding truth, releasing guilt, and shedding shame, and shares her journey back to trusting again.

Direct download: MS022.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59am PDT

Through church job loss, hurt, and disappointment in others, Amanda White felt small and thought her dream had died. But over time, God used her everyday circumstances to make her path sure and more incredible than she had ever dreamed, leading her to use her writing and blog to make a difference in thousands of lives through her book, Truth in the Tinsel.

Direct download: MS021.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am PDT

Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author, shares the story of her childhood mud, the failure of her abortion, and the way God brought good even from that, through her discipline and calling to write. Lysa shares insight about finding our courageous yes, and fighting for our confident no, and much more, from her latest book, The Best Yes.

Direct download: MS020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50am PDT

Experiencing sex, drugs, and alcohol at an early age led Jess Connolly down a path of feeling broken and 'not enough'. And even after becoming a Christian, she shares her struggle through depression and suicide attempts, and how God great love and grace and mercy met her even there.

Direct download: MS019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm PDT

Weight loss, overcoming obesity and ditching dieting are Mary Lou Caskey's goals--by replacing eating rules, judgment and the yo-yo diet merry-go-round with freedom and hope, so we can finally enjoy peace with food, no matter what our size.

Direct download: MS018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm PDT

After experiencing an abortion, a divorce, and then her alcoholic father's death, Natalie Snapp shares how she found God in her journey toward healing, remarriage, and motherhood, and not only accepted God's forgiveness, but learned to forgive her own heart too.

Direct download: MS017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm PDT

Addiction and abortion are among the many mud pits we can encounter in life, and Natalie Snapp transparently shares her story, all she faced, and how she found God in spite of it all. 

Direct download: MS016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm PDT

Connection and intimacy with God can be such a challenge, and Laura Boggess shares her mud story of being far from God in her younger years, battling alcohol and the lifestyle it brings, and how she found God through nature, wonder, and in Playdates with God.

Direct download: MS015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

If you've ever struggled with perfectionism, comparison, a need for approval, or the feeling of being "not enough," Jennifer Dukes Lee shares how to slay these love idols, know we are already preapproved, all because of Christ.

Direct download: MS014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm PDT

Michele-Lyn Ault discusses her mud story--a lack of a father's love, a teenage pregnancy, the option of abortion, the way she felt God's love through the love of others, and her process of redemption and choosing to live a life surrendered.

Direct download: MS013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm PDT

Kate Battistelli, mother of recording artist Francesca Battistelli, shares the story of how her life didn't go as she planned, her resulting anger at God, and the way in which she surrendered to God's plan and His highest good for her life. 

Direct download: MS012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm PDT

Carrie O'Toole shares her story through the process of international adoption, her child's reactive attachment disorder, her own depression, anxiety, and insomnia, and the anguish of the surrender to ultimately let her child go.

Direct download: MS011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm PDT

Crystal Stine shares about her job loss and financial hardship crisis, the challenges of a woman's career, the beauty of online community, the benefits of life-coaching, and how crisis and tragedy can actually be a gift.

Direct download: MS010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm PDT

Christy Johnson shares how to identify our inner love junkie, how to find peace, grace, and joy in our relationships even amidst our trials, and 7 steps we can take toward soul health.

Direct download: MS009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm PDT