Prayers for Your Anxious Heart with Julie Gillies | Episode 48

“This is what it comes down to: Do we trust Him?” I love that quote from today’s conversation. Have you experienced worry, anxiety, or fear in this last year? Are those things taking up entirely too much space in your heart? For most of us, the...

Don’t Let Fear Be the Boss of You with Katy McCown | Episode 45

Do you ever feel fear when you look towards uncertainty in the future? Your children’s futures? Stepping out into a new vocation? Schools opening back up? Your marriage? Many of us live with anticipation but also great anxiety about what the future might bring...

Released From Shame | Episode 39

I’m not enough. I’m unlovable. I can never get it right. I’m not wanted. I’m better off alone. I’m better off dead. I deserve this. It’s my fault. All of these phrases are statements that many of us struggle with to some degree. And they are fueled by something called...

When You Don’t Like Your Story with Sharon Jaynes | Episode 33

So many of us don’t like the story God is writing in our lives. Circumstances that are out of our control often take over our thinking and hold us back. So how do we come to grips with the pieces of our story we wish weren’t there? How do we silence the...

Fall in Love with God’s Word with Brittany Ann | Episode 28

Does reading the Bible excite you or intimidate you? Is it something you look forward to or feel obligated to do? Do you struggle to find the time to make it a consistent priority? Honestly, I’ve felt all those things and more! There are seasons of life when I...

The Gift of Mental Health with Michelle Nietert | Episode 23

Is it possible to have a restful holiday season? It is if you learn to give yourself and others the gift of mental health. Too often mental health is viewed from a negative perspective instead of a positive one. In the same way that we need to pursue physical health,...

Are You Spiritually Fit? | Episode 22

In the past ten years I’ve walked through a breast cancer diagnosis and 8 months of treatment, my husband’s infidelity, and our adopted son’s mental health issues which included several suicide attempts. There were many days I just wanted to pull the...

How to Love Someone Who’s Hard to Love | Episode 20

Do you have someone in your life who’s difficult to love? It might be a sister-in-law, a sibling, a friend, neighbor, or co-worker. It could be a hard family season and your hard-to-love person is your spouse or even one of your children. When our marriage went...

Hope for the Undone Life with Michele Cushatt | Episode 16

At times, life is unfair. Sometimes we go through pain–physical, emotional, and relational. Loss and grief become real.  Life unravels and comes “undone” in a way we never imagined. There’s no one better to talk about the undone life than my...

When You Want to Quit with Nicki Koziarz | Episode 10

Do you find yourself giving up more often than you like?  Have you ever gotten to the place where you just couldn’t take it anymore? Dreams. Programs. Jobs. Relationships. There are so many different areas where we feel like calling it quits. Episode #10 of the No...

Why You Need To Forgive Every Single Day | Episode 9

Have you ever learned the value of forgiving in real time? It can be a game-changer for your relationships. Most of the time we think of forgiveness as something needed for big things that break trust. On this episode of the No More Perfect Podcast my husband and I...