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Heart Lessons Podcast

Although at times life circumstances can make it seem as though God's still small voice is too small or too distant to hear, the truth is that He is always working in the hearts of His children, guiding and prompting us to walk well in the unique story He has written for each one of us. The Heart Lessons Podcast features conversations centered on how God moves in the hearts of His beloved daughters to help us best navigate the path He has for us, the grief, the grit, the grace, and everything in between. Real women. Real stories. Real faith.
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Jun 12, 2018

On this final part of the Father's Day series here on the Heart Lessons Podcast, Nigel Anderson shares his perspective on fatherhood, approaching racial issues with grace, and how we can all be unified under the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a very sensitive but very important topic, and I am so thankful for Nigel's willingness to share his heart and his wisdom and speak into these issues with such a spirit of grace. May you receive it with just as much love and grace.

Connect with Nigel: website // youtube // Expect Renaissance (nonprofit) // instagram // facebook // SoundCloud

Purchase the Safe House Album

Heart Lesson: Never stop trusting.

Find complete show notes at sarahrieke.com/podcast

We Mention:

Safe House Music video

Better Days video

Philando Castile and Tamir Rice shootings

Come Thou Fount hymn (Prone to Wander)

Imago Dei

Ravi Zacharius

Grace Bible Church

The Mother's Day Series Part II: Mothering a Transracial Family with Lauren Casper

Scriptures Mentioned:

Romans 12:2

Matthew 5:13-16

Mark 6:34

Revelation 7:9

Takeaway Truths:

Running from who you don't want to be isn't enough to keep you on the right path.

If we are not intentional about keeping Christ at the center of everything we will find something to put there.

If you're a Christian you should care about everything because of the Imago Dei and if not, you should fight to view all of it as important.

We need to get out of the identity of our camps and figure out what the meaning of a real Christian is.

The intentionality of the gospel is the restoration of a relationship that was eternally severed.

Everyone's perspective is valid and it is, by definition, incomplete.

The solution is knowing people.

A prayer before confronting another's perspective: In this moment, Lord, give me grace to listen and wisdom to know if I should say something and if so, what that something should be.

We are all different and that is fine. It is beautiful.

We should elevate the gospel above all else.

Related Material:

The Way (song)

My Role in Racial Reconciliation (blog post)

Jun 12, 2018

In this second part of the Father's Day series here on the Heart Lessons podcast, Chris Tate shares his heart and his journey with infant loss. He shares the story of his two beautiful baby girls, Ellie and Elsie, and speaks openly about what it is like to be a loss father, to support your wife in grief, and how to trust the Lord even in the midst of such tragedy.

Connect with Chris: instagram // blog

Heart Lesson: Love God with all your heart and love people.

Find complete show notes at sarahrieke.com/podcast

We Mention:

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Myers Briggs Type Index (personality test)

Enneagram (personality test)

Choose Joy Conference

Scriptures Mentioned:

The story of Eli and Samuel (Did you call me ...?)

Story of Mary and Martha

Related Material:

The Heart Lessons Podcast Episode 11: It Is Well with Josh Rieke

The Heart Lessons Podcast Episode 7: If You Let It with Jordan Tate

Jordan's Blog

Dear Loss Mama . . . It's Okay If You And Your Husband Are Processing Things Differently (blog post)

Takeaway Truths:

God is for us and not against us and that knowledge allowed me to trust Him completely.

Stay the course and be there for your wife even if you aren't receiving instant feedback in that moment.

Spend more time together even if that means embracing the pain.

There isn't one way to grieve correctly. It is an individual process for everyone.

Advice to another infant loss father: Spend time with your spouse and continue to love her in the best way you know how because it gives you strength to move through it all together.

Jun 12, 2018

In Part I of the Father's Day Series here on the Heart Lessons Podcast, Jerrad Lopes from Dad Tired shares what it means for a husband and father to lead his family well, and to look to the perfect Father as the prime example of leadership and service to his family.

Connect with Jerrad: blog // podcast // book // facebook // twitter // instagram

Heart Lesson: Recognizing that God is a person with his own personality, thoughts, patterns, and preferences.

Click here for complete show notes

We Mention:

Dad Tired Podcast

3 Ways to Improve Your Marriage and Parenting (podcast episode)

Stop Behaving Devotional

Jesus Storybook Bible

Love and Respect (book)

Dad Tired Conference

Scriptures Mentioned:

Proverbs 4:23

1 Corinthians 13:1

Luke 11:39

1 John 1:9

Related Material:

The Heart Lessons Podcast Episode 14 (on foster care)

Ginger Hubbard

Shepherding A Child's Heart

The Power of a Praying Wife

Marriage is a Mirror, Parenting is a Magnifying Glass (blog post)

Takeaway Truths:

Three steps to leading your family well:

  1. Humbly admit that you can't lead your family well
  2. Point your wife and kids to Jesus on a consistent basis
  3. Have integrity and follow hard after God

Behavior is always a manifestation of what is going on in the heart.

You don't need a bunch of rules to follow, you need Jesus to change your heart.

We will have three titles that extend beyond the grave: disciple, husband, and father. What do you spend your time on that does not make sense for the kingdom of God?

Take initiative and stumble your way through spiritual leadership.

The good news of the gospel is that you don't have to be the perfect daddy because you can point your kids back to the perfect daddy.

How can a wife help her husband lead well:

  1. Create an atmosphere of humble confession
  2. Pray for him often
  3. Affirm him in his heart question that he is valuable and has what it takes.

I love you simply because you are my child just as God does not love me based on what I accomplish but simply his heart toward me.

May 29, 2018

Christine Caine, author, speaker, and founder of Propel Women and the A21 Campaign, talks about what it means to live a faith-filled life in the midst of unexpected and often unwelcome circumstances.

Connect with Christine: website // instagram // facebook // twitter

Purchase Unexpected (Christine's latest book)

Click here for complete show notes

Heart Lesson: He who promised is faithful. His mercies and grace are new every morning.

Scriptures Mentioned:

Psalm 119:68

Luke 17:7-19

Romans 11:36

Isaiah 55:9

Psalm 23:4

John 10:10

John 16:33

Psalm 56:8

Luke 22:42

Hebrews 11:3

We Mention:

Beth Moore

Let It Go

Shake It Off

Takeaway Truths:

Jesus shamed shame on the cross.

To have been broken for so long and then to find healing in Christ, that is the message of the gospel.

We want to be delivered from our trouble but most often Jesus will take us through it.

What is abundant life in the midst of heartache and sorrow?  That is the faith-filled life.

If I can have hope then maybe what I went through can help give someone else hope for one more day.

It is not sin to not want to go through something. The sin would be to stop there.

Allow your pain to make you better and not bitter.

Allow pain to make you better:

  1. Surround yourself with a good church family
  2. Be in God's word
  3. Listen to worship music
  4. Protect your heart (i.e. be careful what books, movies, etc. you allow in)
  5. Let go of what you don't understand

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May 22, 2018

In this episode, I share the part of my story where I was most angry at God. You might be surprised to hear that it was not when my unborn babies were diagnosed or in the grieving months that followed my losses but rather, a time when I felt like God owed something to me.

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Mentions:

The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey #189

Tova Sido

find complete show notes at sarahrieke.com/podcast

Scriptures Referenced:

Romans 3:11-18

Romans 3:23

Acts 17:25

Romans 11:36

Ephesians 2:8

Romans 12:1-2

Takeaway Truths:

Through Jesus, I, a sinner, am made righteous before the Father. He traded the death and eternal punishment I deserved for eternal life.

God owed me nothing but gave me everything.

I had forgotten that God owed nothing to me and that even the breath in my lungs belonged to Him.

I am to live my life in sacrificial surrender to the Lord because of what He has done for me. As soon as I forget that, I begin to feel entitled to certain things in life.

I had been clinging to the desire for a healthy baby so tightly, probably throwing a spiritual tantrum. But before the Lord could bless me in that way, I needed to calm my heart and remember my place as a living sacrifice and be at peace with God's good and pleasing and perfect will, even if that meant no more babies.

This is not a formula for getting what you want but rather, a reminder to surrender to the Lord's will because He owed us nothing and yet gave us everything, which is far beyond what any of us deserve.

May 11, 2018

Sophie Hudson, aka Boo Mama, shares what it is like to mother a teenager. From what she tells me, it's actually pretty fantastic.

Connect with Sophie: blog // facebook // instagram // twitter // books

Heart Lesson: My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus's blood and righteousness.

We Mention: 

Big Boo Cast

Melanie Shankle

Sophie's Books

Takeaway Truths:

The Lord is sweet in that just as He grows them up, He grows us too.

I want to enjoy the stage I'm in and not dread when it's going to end.

Where am I parenting out of fear? Because in the end, it's not healthy for either one of us.

Kids freak out about what we freak out about.

The sweetness of life is that it is a gift at every stage and these kids are a gift at every age and golly, it's so fun to get to be a part of it.

Conversations on sex and conversations on friendship need to be ongoing, not just one time.

Survival Kit for Parenting Teens:

  1. Bible
  2. Cash
  3. A healthy community
May 11, 2018

Visit sarahrieke.com/podcast for complete show notes

Find the Dear Loss Mama, It's Okay If ... series here

Caitlin Mathieu of Due to Joy talks about what it means to be an invisible mother, a mother with no living children. She is a wealth of wisdom for leaning on the Lord during dark times and how to navigate the road of invisible motherhood with grace.

Connect with Caitlin: blog // facebook // instagram // twitter

Heart Lesson: The Lord wants to turn my mourning into dancing and return my joy even in the middle of my pain.

Scriptures Mentioned:

Matthew 5:4

Isaiah 53:3

Job 8:21

Matthew 7:6

Story of Lazarus

We Mention:

I Will Carry You

Still Standing Magazine

Facets of Grief workbook by Francesca Cox

Takeaway Truths:

Jesus wants to bring purpose to our pain. He does not want to waste it.

The devil wants me to believe that God has left me or that my body has failed me. But those are all lies.

We need to extend grace to people who say things and don't know your story and people who say things and do know your story.

I've had to release my white-knuckle grip on my fear because it's too heavy for me to carry and it isn't mine to carry.

You are not alone.

My heart that is so ready to love another baby is the same heart that already loves a baby who is a citizen of heaven.

Three Ways to Fight the Darkness:

  1. Combat lies
  2. Memorize scripture
  3. Find people to pray for you and over you

Additional Resources:

My Invisible Motherhood (blog post)

When Infertility Doesn't End with a Miracle Pregnancy (blog post)

Through the Lens Podcast Episode 8: Mothering After Loss (podcast episode)

May 8, 2018

My dear friend, Lauren Casper, joins us for this episode of the Mother's Day series and shares what it means to mother a transracial family and embrace the diversity of skin colors and cultures within her own home.

Connect with Lauren: website // book // instagram // facebook // shop

visit sarahrieke.com/podcast for show notes

Heart Lesson: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.

We Mention:

It's Okay About It

All God's Children International

Ethiopian calendar

Timkat

The Little Boy Whose Name Means Peace

How We Do Our Daughter's Hair

Jessica Turner

When God Made You

Michael Twitty

Matthew 22:36-40 (The Greatest Commandment)

Choose Joy

Takeaway Truths:

I want to be intentional to put in the time so I can raise my children as children of color, because they are, and not try to make them fit into my white world.

I need to learn about cultural differences because I don't want to erase the heritage they came from, as much as I possibly can.

So much of adoption is about loss. As beautiful as the process of adoption is, it is impossible to ignore that there is an enormous component of loss there, particularly for the children.

I do everything I can to embrace and celebrate their culture because I want to show them it is not something they were rescued out of.

It is our responsibility not to look away because how can we love each other well when we do?

This is how we raise racially aware children; by putting diversity in their world from early on.

I have recognized my need to have a lifelong posture of student and continuously be asking and learning and listening.

Empathy means to treat someone how they want to be treated and that requires listening and learning.

Journal and Reflection Page:

Lauren Casper - Journal and Reflection Page

May 8, 2018

Katie Bennett, author of Heavenly-Minded Mom, shares what it means to mother in light of eternity and how that truth can transform our everyday lives.

Connect with Katie: website // book // facebook // instagram// podcast

Heart Lesson: God is holy and it is not ok for me to be unholy. He is holy so I must be holy.

Scriptures Mentioned:

John 6:68

Colossians 3:23

Hebrews 12:1-2

Galatians 1:10

2 Corinthians 12:9

Romans 12:1

Proverbs 9:10

We Mention:

Shepherding A Child’s Heart

Takeaway Truths:

I felt God leading me to make my faith my choice.

He called me to live the truth of an eternal reality and pursue the simple task of living for Him and obeying Him moment by moment.

All of our meaningless tasks are given lasting meaning because when we work hard and heartily as unto the Lord, we will receive an eternal inheritance as a reward.

It’s all passing away. Everything except how we loved, how we persevered, and how we faithfully accomplished the tasks that God laid out for us.

Determine what is best for the kingdom of God and put that above your own wants and desires.

What does it mean to throw off the things that hinder us so that we can pursue Christ with all we’ve got, running our race with perseverance?

Allow your sense of overwhelm and need drive you to the cross and ask for help.

Even if things don’t go how we expected, they went how God expected and knew it would happen. what is important is not the outcome, it is taking steps of obedience and trust in the midst of that situation.

It is important to let my children in on how I think.

Journal and Reflection Page:

Katie Bennett – Journal and Reflection Page

Apr 24, 2018

Hayley Morgan, co-author of Wild & Free and the just-released Always Enough, Never Too Much, comes to the podcast today to talk about walking big and wild in who God made us to be, walking free in what Jesus Christ bought for us on the cross, and then the truth that staying tethered to the Lord will allow us to live in being always enough and never, ever too much. We also talk fearing ourselves, the enneagram, and how to discern the voice of the Lord over the voice of the enemy.

Connect with Hayley: book // blog // facebook // instagram // twitter // Nellie Taft // WildlyCo.

Heart Lesson: Be needy of the Lord.

Scriptures Mentioned:

John 15:5

Ephesians 4:22

Mark 6:34

We Mention:

Enneagram

Wild and Free book

The Path Between Us

Ian Crohn Typology Podcast Episode 22

Takeaway Truths:

There is a difference between knowledge of something and understanding of something. Knowledge comes when you learn something for the first time, but the understanding comes when you work it out in the day to day and apply it to many different situations and continue to preach those truths to yourself.

It is not about not having goals or not being ambitious, it's about a right ordering of your heart toward the Lord.

There is nothing you can do to make the Lord love you less, and there is nothing you can do to make Him love you more.

Our main job is to stay tethered to the Lord.

God's correction is kind and never feels like condemnation. It feels like a light has been shined onto something.

You've already been found out as a person who has a sinful nature and a person who lives in a fallen world. And also, you've already been redeemed.

[God's correction] is not indicting of our identity, it is God calling us His child who has done something wrong.

I want women to know they can't go too far one way or the other. Not that they lack the ability to, but that if they are intimately connected with the Lord, He is going to bring them right back to where they need to be.

God is secure in Himself and in His creation.

When we fear our own selves, it is almost clinging to what was instead of what could be.

My hope is that women would see this is a story more about God and not about them and they have a beautiful part to play in it, but they don't need to fear their capacity. God is not afraid of what they will do with how He has created them, especially when living a life that is yielded to Him.

Keys to A Successful Friendship:

  1. Remember you are partners in the gospel.
  2. Ask how to love one another well.
  3. A willingness to be vulnerable
  4. Keep a short account of wrongs
  5. Be aware of your differences and see them as valuable
  6. Be each other's cheerleader
  7. Do not be easily offended
  8. See the good spirit in the other person

Hayley Morgan - Journal and Reflection Page

Visit NellieTaft.com and enter 25heartlessons for 25% off your order! 

Apr 17, 2018

Ginger Hubbard shares her insights, wisdom, and all-around awesome tips for reaching our children with heart-oriented training. She aims not to only change their behavior, but reach their hearts.

Connect with Ginger: book // website // facebook // instagram // youtube

Visit sarahrieke.com/podcast for show notes

Heart Lesson: Trust that God is in control of my adult children and working in their lives.

Scriptures Mentioned:

Ephesians 6:3

Ephesians 4:22

1 Corinthians 10:13

Ephesians 6:4

Galatians 5:23

Hebrews 4:12

Proverbs 22:6

Galatians 6:7

Deuteronomy 11:19

Matthew 5:37

Proverbs 15:28

Galatians 6:9

James 1:5

We Mention:

Shepherding A Child's Heart

Child Training Tips

Family Life Today

Wise Words for Moms Chart

CD Series: Reaching the Heart of Your Child

Ginger's 3-Step Plan:

  1. Getting to the heart of behavior
  2. Reproving your child Biblically
  3. Training your child in righteousness

Takeaway Truths

There is so much more to getting our children to act right; we need to get them to think right and be motivated out of a love for virtue rather than a fear of punishment.

Jesus himself asked heart-probing questions and in doing so, the people had to evaluate themselves.

It is never enough to train children what not to do; we need to tell them what to do. That's what it means to train them in righteousness, to walk in the wisdom of God's word.

We are administering grace and mercy when we take the time to diligently train our child up in the way they should go.

I love you too much to allow you to disobey and live foolishly.

There should be a clean slate and forgiveness after consequences.

We are responsible as parents to teach our kids the word of God, but it is God's word that actually convicts and brings about change. It is not about us, they still have a choice.

It is never too late to begin training a child in God's word.

How does God want you to obey? Right away, all the way, and with a happy heart.

Daily Prayer: Lord, help me to be wiser than my children.

Journal and Reflection Page - Ginger Hubbard

Apr 3, 2018

Cori Salchert shares her heart behind fostering terminally ill babies and children. Her transparency as to the level of faith it takes to stay committed to this beautiful and yet heavy work God has called her to is such a perfect picture of God's strength working in our weakness. 

Connect with Cori: book // facebook // SafeHaven4Babies // facebook

Heart Lesson: I say I trust God and He gives me many opportunities to do so, many opportunities for me to look at God and judge my circumstances, and not judge God through my circumstances.

Scriptures Referenced: 

Hebrews 12:3

Hebrews 4:15

Galatians 1:10

2 Timothy 1:7

2 Corinthians 12:10

James 4:8

Philippians 4:13

Philippians 4:11

Judges 7 (Story of Gideon and his army)

Revelation 21:4

1 Thessalonians 4:13

Psalm 116:15

Psalm 56:8

2 Corinthians 4:17

James 1:5

1 Samuel 16:7

John 9:3

1 Peter 3:15

Job 1:9-11

Deuteronomy 31:6

Mentions:

Mark Schultz

Treasures, by Martha Snell Nicholson

Safe Haven Laws

99 Balloons Video

I Will Carry You

Look at the Book, John Piper

Even Broken Can Be Beautiful III

Takeaway Truths:

There is a heavy gravity to all of this. It is not light warfare and it is not all song and dance. Having a terminally ill child is not a walk in the park and I don't want to minimize the grief that goes along with that.

Courage is not the absence of fear, it is just determining that there is something greater at stake.

I want it to be so evident that I am doing all of this in God's power. I do not want to stand at the burning bush and say, "I stutter ..." I want God to use me.

You can't take this as all pain and you can't just take it as a gift; it's both.

Additional Resources:

Journal and Reflection Page - Cori Salchert

Why Was This Child Born Blind?

Mar 13, 2018

Marshawn Evans Daniels, reinvention strategist and faith and business coach, talks about her newly released book, Believe Bigger, and encourages women to walk confidently in the purpose God has placed in their lives. We talk about the coexistence of both humility and confidence, what it means to find purpose in painful circumstances, and what it was like for her to be on Miss America. You are going to come away from this episode with a soul on fire for being ok to own whatever it is that God has called you to do.

Connect with Marshawn: website // book // twitter // instagram // facebook

Heart Lesson: Having permission to go at a slower pace and find the door opening in a time of pause rather than a time of pursuit.

Scriptures Mentioned:

Philippians 4:7

Matthew 25:14-30

Proverbs 31

Ecclesiastes 2:24

Ephesians 6:10-18

Matthew 5:13-16

1 John 4:4

Psalm 139:13-14

Proverbs 18:21

Romans 12:2

Matthew 11:30

Zechariah 4:6

5 Steps to Finding Your Purpose (Purpose Map):

  1. Discovery
  2. Talents
  3. The Gap
  4. Gifts
  5. Influence

Takeaway Truths:

Grace is what you need in the middle of battle when you're under attack.

When we see a need we can feel free to meet that need in that moment.

Believing something that seems too big to understand but believing in it anyway, that is the start of a greater purpose.

Purpose is a process. God is more concerned with our character than He is our calling and He wants us to have the capacity to fulfill our calling, so He's going to take us through a process.

Sometimes we don't know our purpose and so we just have to walk. We can't always make sense of what God is doing.

Your story will take you into a greater purpose.

God loves impossible circumstances. He loves to part the Red Seas.

His yoke is easy but we want to make it hard.

We need permission not to hide because then we are hiding what God has given us. And what if the very thing you are hiding is the very bridge someone needs to enter eternity?

God speaks in cans and not in can'ts.

Are we warrior princesses or are we not?

Christ was humble because He knew where His power came from.

Humility is about reliance and operating on an extension of who God is. Confidence is all about who we are because of who God is in us.

Godfidence is believing in the unseen and not being afraid to shine, but relying on who God has called me to be.

Giving ourselves permission allows us to take the limits off for the unlimited Holy Spirit.

Journal and Reflection Page

Journal and Reflection Page - Marshawn

Mar 6, 2018

**This conversation is recommended for mature audiences only**

Mo Isom speaks openly and candidly about her sexual testimony and what her life looked like when she neglected to ask the question of why God calls His children to live a life of purity. 

"It's about so much more than doing what's right and avoiding what's wrong. It's a reflection of preserving our bodies and our hearts for a God who gave His life for us first. " - Mo Isom

Connect with Mo: website // book // instagram // facebook // twitter

Heart Lesson: The realization and awe of the power of the Holy Spirit's operation within us.

Scriptures Mentioned: 

John 8:36

2 Corinthians 12:9

Luke 10:27

Matthew 16:24-26

Jeremiah 33:3

Ephesians 3:20

2 Peter 2:21

1 Corinthians 7:9

Galatians 6:9

John 17:16

Helpful Resources:

Lisa Bevere

Covenant Eyes

Celebrate Recovery

If You Only Knew, by Jamie Ivey

Clean, Natalie Grant

Heart Lessons Episode 32 with Shelley Hitz

Steps to overcoming addiction to porn:

  1. Pray for a shift in your heart to want what is good and holy.
  2. Give voice to your struggles and share them with someone you can trust.
  3. Guard your computer.

Takeaway Truths:

We are creatures made to worship but quickly worship what we want.

We must begin by knowing what God calls us to and why He calls us to it so that we don't even give the enemy a foothold from the start.

The purity God calls us to is really a heart purity.

We can get lost in serving ourselves.

We need to get uncomfortable for the sake of our own lives. Eternity is at stake and yet we are often worried for a five-minute conversation.

Sin will win out every single time if we are not careful.

Sex (in marriage) is not just to serve ourselves, it is laying our lives down in service of another.

Sex (in marriage) is a powerful weapon against the enemy.

Journal and Reflection Page 

Journal and Reflection Page - Mo Isom

 

Feb 13, 2018

Welcome to Part I of the Intentionality Series of the Heart Lessons Podcast! In this intro episode we talk about intentionality in Scripture, how God models intentionality for us, and share the resources you shared on social media about all the things that are helping you live with greater intention. This episode kicks off the series designed to help you stay on track with your New Year's Resolutions. 

Visit sarahrieke.com for show notes on this episode and the other episodes in this series.

 

Feb 13, 2018

My guest today is Julie Rougeux, wife, mother, and executive director of the Pharoah's Daughters Marketplace. Julie also has a passion for fighting against injustice and standing in the gap for orphans and families who lack the resources to stand up for themselves. Our conversation today centers on her heart for adoption, her personal adoption stories, her involvement in the Pharoah's Daughter's Marketplace, and her passion for empowering women living in poverty to create a sustainable income. We also talk about the part you can play for standing in the gap for these people God loves.

Shop at Pharoah's Daughters Marketplace

Visit sarahrieke.com for show notes

Feb 13, 2018

Today on the podcast Erin Odom, aka the Humbled Homemaker, chats with us about being intentional with our finances. Today Erin shares with us the basic concepts for creating more space and margin in your budget as outlined in her newest book, You Can Stay Home with Your Kids, releasing on April 10th. We also talk about the importance of working within a budget and some really practical tips for setting up your own personal budget. If you have goals to maximize your cash dollars in 2018, this episode will be such a great resource.

Pre-order Erin's book at: youcanstayhomewithyourkids.com

View show notes at sarahrieke.com

Feb 13, 2018

Best-selling author, speaker, and all-around hilarious human shares her thoughts on living intentionally in the small moments, for it is in these small moments that life is built.

Purchase Church of the Small Things

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Jan 30, 2018

As a mother, I want what is best for my children. I want what will keep them happy, safe, and comfortable. And while my heart breaks over the reality that two of my children are no longer here, isn't that what they have in Heaven? Through Jesus, my babies have happy, safe, perfect life. Praise God that through the death of His Child, He made a way for mine. 

Prayer to Receive Christ as Savior:

Dear Jesus, I believe in You.  I believe that you died on the cross for me and rose the third day and are now in Heaven preparing a place for me.  I want to accept Your gift of everlasting life and spend eternity with You.  Please come into my life and save me from my sin.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Links:

Evie's Memorial Service

Glory, by Selah

Visit sarahrieke.com for show notes

Jan 2, 2018

As the world turns to a new year, it is so common to enter into that newness with a handful of resolutions and a renewed sense of energy and intention for how to keep those resolutions. It's a new year, new page, fresh start. But what about those times when the difficulty, sadness, and grief from the previous year follow you into the next? This episode is dedicated to those listeners who are still feeling burdened by whatever hard things 2017 held for them and offers hopeful encouragement for how to move forward in that brokenness, keeping in mind that even broken can be beautiful. 

Visit sarahrieke.com for show notes on this episode

Song: "Beautiful Things" by Gungor

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