#164: Struggling Sisters: Family
#163: The Magic of Empathy with Kim Stuart
Is your family weird/amazing/loud/embarrassing/picky? Or at least one of those things? Us too!
The Struggling Sisters talk about strange (and accidentally true crime) family traditions that Em found on the interwebs and we divulge the traditions we have started with our own families. We also did an extensive quiz to find out which Disney family we are. These are the facts: Katie’s family yells, Emily’s family can’t stand DiGiorno and hearing about serial killer families just plain makes us feel better about our own family situations.
#157: Holding Tight to Permanent with Amanda Williams
Do you frequent the parenting shame cycle? Could you use tips on how to genuinely engage with teenagers? How can you help your children choose quality friendships?
Kimberly Stuart grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, where she learned to be snobbish about corn on the cob and good storytelling. She is the author of eight novels, including the Heidi Elliott series and her most recent book, Heart Land.
#156: Preaching to Yourself with Hayley Morgan
Amanda Bible Williams likes words and books more than just about anything. She holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English, nearly a master’s in religion, and a deep love for a farmhouse east of Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and their four children.
#154: Surrender, Suffering and Community with Shannan Martin
Hayley Morgan is a writer, speaker, and social entrepreneur who inspires women to know what is true about God and themselves. Her first book called Wild and Free, co-written with Jess Connolly, was published in May 2016 and quickly became a USA Today Bestseller. She currently runs the women's boutique Nellie Taft, named after an American First Lady and featuring all Made in the USA products.
#153: Cultivating What You're Given with Ellie Holcomb
Wouldn’t it be amazing if life didn’t include loss? Sometimes we love things so much the idea of letting them go feels like it might be the end of us. If you are walking through a season of surrender (voluntary or forced) or if this season has been one of suffering for you, you’re going to find comfort in Shannan’s story.
#152: Holding Space for Others with Chantel Runnels
Ellie Holcomb has created a beautiful, scripture rooted, children’s musical project Sing: Creation Songs. She wanted to write songs that were directly inspired by both God’s word and His beautiful creation that is a perfect companion piece to her upcoming children’s book Who Sang The First Song?. Each song is tied to specific Scripture, but is also full of rich imagery from the world around us.
#151: Redirected Dreams with Teresa Swanstrom Anderson
Chantel Runnels is a wife to one and a mom to three. Her leadership path runs from the halls of hospitals, through offices of higher education and to the arenas of television networks and studios. She is currently a home educator, a consultant and a doula.
#149: Regarding Immigrants and Diversity with Kristel Acevedo
Teresa’s life is a series of redirected dreams, stumbling, falling, getting up, and wondering if she is investing her time where it matters most. Through it all, she aims to see beauty everywhere and grasp joy tightly. And some days she actually manages to pull it off.
#148: Planting & Celebrating with Jess Connolly
Krystel Acevedo is a wife, mom, writer and speaker. She is an introvert who loves people and encourages them to take bold steps in their lives for Christ's sake. She is, admittedly, still working out what that means in her life as well.
#147: Imperfect Courage with Jessica Honegger
Jess Connolly is a woman who wants to leave her generation more in awe of God than she found it. She is passionate about family, God's Word, and seeing women take their place in the Kingdom. She loves communicating, coffee, color, and the local church.
#146: Living Ready to Leave with Kelly Sites
Jessica Honegger is a pioneer. As founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, the world’s largest fair-trade jewelry company, she has created a new breed of social entrepreneurship that empowers women, connects cultures, and celebrates handmade beauty.
Kelly Sites is a wife and mom to 19-year-old twins who she homeschooled all the way through high school. She has been a registered nurse for 20 years and has worked as an international disaster response nurse with Samaritan's Purse since 2010. She has deployed over 13 times to disasters around the world, including the Cholera outbreak in Haiti, tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes.