The Struggling Well Project


#115 So Close to Amazing with KariAnne Wood

KariAnne writes the decorating and lifestyle blog, Thistlewood Farms from the back porch of her vintage farmhouse in the rolling hills of Kentucky. She followed God's call for her heart and jumped with her family from the busy Dallas metroplex to the middle of the country where she lives with her husband and four children.  

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Sanctuary, Familyemily
#114 Anchored and Devoted with Deana Uhrig

Deana is a wife and mama with a heart for helping women stay anchored in God's Word. She is the founder of Anchored Press and the creator of the Anchored Press Devotional Planner. Her heart's mission is to help you make time for God daily so you reap all He has planned for you. When she's not pouring into her family, friends or Anchored Press, you will likely find her at the beach soaking in God's creation.

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Identity, Sanctuary, Spiritualityemily
#113 Believing Forward with Sally Clarkson

Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books including Own Your Life,The Lifegiving Home and Desperate with her daughter Sarah, and most recently, Different with her son Nathan. As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of women through conferences, resources, and books with Whole Heart Ministries. She has also advocated relentlessly for the power of motherhood and the influence of home through her Mom Heart conferences, speaking to audiences on several continents.

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Family, Community, Sanctuaryemily
#112 Catch and Release with September McCarthy

September McCarthy is the Founder and Hostess of the non-profit, Raising Generations Today; an author; wife to her "builder" and the mother of ten children.  Although as a parent she considers her primary responsibility to raise kingdom builders and world changers, as an individual God has called her "to encourage all women to be brave and to embrace the gifts that God has placed upon them to hand the torch of the Gospel to their family and those around them."

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Family, Spiritualityemily
Problem Solved: Halloween Plus Some Other Things

In this episode I discovered something I liked on Instagram and Rebecca let me know it's been around for ages.  We talked about whether or not we feel like devil raves are good events for our children to attend.  I insulted dresses she likes on accident and she took a firm stand against people trying to bully her into taking an oily journey. 

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Problem Solvedemily
#111 Setting Goals with Lara Casey

Lara Casey is a believer in the “impossible,” helping women to live on purpose through the many hats she wears in her parent company, Lara Casey Media. She founded Southern Weddings magazine a decade ago and is the CEO of Cultivate What Matters. Lara is also the founder of the Making Things Happen movement. Lara frequently speaks on goal-setting, faith, mission-centered business, and is the creator of the PowerSheets Goal Planner.

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Spirituality, Identity, Familyemily
#110 Thinking Outside the Box with Elizabeth Quintal

Elizabeth Quintal spent over a decade working with homeless children before making the decision to stay at home full time with her "cheeky" son, to keep writing and styling on her blog Cheeky Days, and to start a subscription box business called Outside The Box.  Outside The Box is a subscription box by a family for families inspiring connection, creativity and community. Elizabeth's goal is to provide families a simple and meaningful way to give back to the community by delivering a curated box every month with a new theme always focused on sharing the value of dreaming big and giving back.

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Family, Sanctuary, Communityemily
#109 Slowing Down with Nichole Nordeman

Nichole Nordeman is a recording artist and songwriter with numerous #1 and top 10 singles to her credit and cumulative album sales of over one million. A two-time Gospel Music Association winner for Female Vocalist Of The Year, she has won a total of nine Dove Awards. Nichole is also a single mother who recently publish the book Slow Down that encourages moms to celebrate the every day moments of motherhood. 

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#107: Am I Actually Loveable? with Kelly Flanagan

Dr. Kelly Flanagan is a licensed clinical psychologist and prolific writer. He began his blog in 2012 (UnTangled) and recently published his first full-length book, Loveable. I really wanted you to hear his ideas on this topic because they impacted me a great deal.  Being a mom can really mom with your head because we want to do so well but oftentimes we are pretty sure we are messing it all up.  I learned a lot in this chat and I know you will too!

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#106: Waiting on a Redemption Story with Dana Jones

Dana Jones is a wife and mother of two who is living her dream by using her talent as an artist to create encouraging hand-painted signs. Over the past fourteen years, Dana's signs have evolved, using different kinds of materials and color palettes, as well as layouts and design concepts. She paints what's going on inside her heart, which she says is often inspired by music, encouragement, and God's grace story in her own life.

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Sanctuary, Identity, Familyemily
105: The Meaningful Mundane with Sara Hagerty

Like many of us, Sara grew up dreaming of being a mom. But after having her heart broken again and again by negative pregnancy tests, she accepted that God's path for her life didn't look much like what she had envisioned. Sara and her husband are now the adoptive parents of four African children, as well as two biological children. Her journey has lead her not only to the family God has designed for her, but into a closer relationship with Him and a search to see herself through His eyes.

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Family, Identity, Spiritualityemily