Living Out Our Faith

Resting in God's Arms Amidst of Loss and Anxiety with Christie Thomas

Resting in God’s Arms Amidst of Loss and Anxiety with Christie Thomas {Podcast 409}

Do you struggle to find comfort in God’s arms in the middle of trials and challenges, losses and disappointments? You’re not alone. Suffering is real, and anxiety is often a companion. In this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I’m joined by Christie Thomas for a quiet and thoughtful conversation about what it means to navigate loss and anxiety as an adult and also with young children. Christie is the mom of three boys who love stories and wife of an educator, and she is passionate about helping parents cultivate a vibrant faith life so that they can live…

Pursuing a Grumble-Free Heart and Home with Tricia Goyer

A Grumble-Free Heart and Home with Tricia Goyer {Podcast 408}

Is grumbling the tone of your heart and home? Maybe that’s a habit you’ve inherited. Maybe it’s one that has been triggered by life’s trials. No matter what has caused the grumbling, you can make strides toward a grumble-free life and cultivate a new culture in your home. On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I’m joined by my friend, Tricia Goyer, who offers us such a fresh perspective on parenting through the grumbles with a new vision. You might have heard her on the podcast before as we chatted about anger. Tricia has plenty of real-life experience…

The Secret to Connecting with God

The Secret to Connecting with God

Have you ever considered how the connection you crave with God may be deeply impacted by the connections you have with others? Maybe you’ve thought what you have with God doesn’t have to do with anyone else. It’s just you and God – but then again, maybe not. We are created in the image of our relational God. He invites us to experience a fully connected relationship with Him when we’re adopted into His family by faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. We are given the gift of His presence through the indwelling Holy Spirit. God designed us for continual…

When We're Not Feeling Qualified #moretobe #devotions

When We’re Not Feeling Qualified

Do you struggle with not feeling qualified? You’re not alone. I think more of us feel unqualified than qualified on a daily basis. It only takes being pushed slightly out of our comfort zone at work or in ministry, at home or in a relationship to feel entirely defeated about our abilities. Maybe that’s why we like to say that “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” It’s a lovely chant when we desperately need to overcome our feelings of inadequacies. But is it truly a biblical statement? Context is key, my friends. This Christian platitude is likely…

How to Live without Regret as a Mom

How to Live without Regret

You know how the saying goes. If I only knew then what I know now. I suspect there’s not a better expression to describe how a mother feels as she releases her child into adulthood. I can certainly say it’s true for me, as I sent off my second daughter to college recently. This season of life is so bittersweet. There’s the joy for the accomplishment and sorrow for All.The.Stuff. I’m not talking about the van crammed with dorm room decor. I’m referring to the emotional stuff we carry inside our hearts and minds as we reflect on what we…

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