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Heart Lessons Podcast

Inspiring and encouraging women to walk well in the story that God has written for them by interviewing amazing women who are doing that very thing. Real women. Real stories. Real faith.
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May 6, 2019

Today’s episode features beavered mother Courtney Hughes. Courtney lost her sweet son, Will, after a fierce 96 day battle in the NICU. From Will’s life, Courtney and her family have created The Will King Foundation – a foundation that seeks to provide heart treatment for children in need in developing countries. They have had the opportunity to sponsor three little girls in developing countries and provide them life-saving heart treatment surgeries, and they hope to sponsor many more in the future. Today you will hear more about the Will King Foundation, as well as the story of Will King Hughes, his mana Courtney’s grief journey, and how the Lord has brought really beautiful things from this story of loss.

Heart Lesson:Be patient. Trust that God has a plan.

Connect with Courtney:website// instagram// facebook // 96 Days 96 Ways

Donate to the Will King Foundation

Connect with Sarah:instagram// book

 

Come visit me on Saturday 5/18 from 2-4 pm at The Industrial Cottage. I will have books available to purchase and will also be happy to sign any books that you've already purchased.

 

Please consider bringing an item to support 99 for the 1:

  • plastic storage totes
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • sun hats
  • baseball hats
  • small battery operated fans

We will also accept cash donations for 99 for the 1

 

Apr 25, 2019

Today's guest is author, speaker, and single-mom of seven, Rachel Marie Martin. Today she opens up about living out her own story of bravery -- of doing things she never thought possible. She describes what it was like to develop this beautiful bravery from her most painful and broken places.

Heart Lesson:We are not meant to walk this journey alone. We are stronger when we link arms with each other.

Purchase Sarah's book:amazon//signed copies// WestBow Press// Barnes&Noble

Connect with Rachel:website// instagram// facebook

Purchase Rachel's book (affiliate links used):

The Brave Art of Motherhood

Find complete show notes at sarahrieke.com/podcast 

Apr 17, 2019

Mo Mydlo is an author and speaker with a passion to help women renew their minds in the word of God. Today we have a very open conversation on how God can use all manner of brokenness in our lives to bring beauty into our lives and to the lives of others.

Connect with Mo:website// books// youtube// instagram// facebook

Connect with Sarah:instagram// facebook// shop

Heart Lesson:You are not alone.

Mo is looking forward to: Being a MiMi! Son's first baseball game, family dinners, 7-week bible study -- A Journey with Joshua, and women's retreats in her home.

Purchase Sarah's book 

We Mention: 

MOPS

Scriptures Mentioned: 

Psalm 51:17

Colossians 4:18

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Psalm 91

Philippians 4:13

Quote to Remember: 

God didn't cause my anxiety, but He used it to bring me closer to Him.

God has to allow us to be broken before He can use us.

Sometimes we need to remember our chains and remember where we came from so that we can help others who are there as well.

We need to be free here on earth so that we can share heaven with the world.

When we can remember we are unforsaken we can overcome anything.

Apr 11, 2019

Today's episode features Kaitlin Wernet, co-writer of the Book of All Comforts. She opens up her heart and shares about the pain of losing her brother unexpectedly and the comfort she found through God's word, the cross of Christ, and the love and care of others.

Connect with Kaitlin:website// instagram// facebook

Kaitlin is looking forward to:Seeing the influence of the Book of Comforts and visiting family.

Connect with Sarah:instagram// facebook

Purchase The Book of Comforts : Genuine Encouragement for Hard Times(affiliate link used)

Heart Lesson:God's plan is to make things beautiful and He is faithful.

Apr 3, 2019

Email Sarah to join the launch team for Even Broken Can Be Beautiful!!

Today's episode of Heart Lessons features author and speaker Allison Allen. She shares with us what it was like to go through a spiritually dry, desert season in her own life, and how God used that to bring about some much-needed growth and healing. She encourages us to see our own spiritual desert seasons as times to reveal, restore, and release our hearts.

Heart Lesson:Make sure God is the one holding the pen.

Allison is looking forward to:Spring!! And looking forward to seeing who her oldest son becomes.

Connect with Allison: website// instagram// facebook// book

Connect with Sarah:instagram// facebook

Purchase Allison's books (associate links used):

Thirsty for More: Discovering God's Unexpected Blessings in a Desert Season

Shine: Stepping into the Role You Were Made For

Scriptures mentioned:

Psalm 63:1

Deuteronomy 31:6

Hosea 2:14

Deuteronomy 8:2

Job 42 (his friends)

Matthew 4:1

Song of Solomon 8:5

Hosea 2:15

Isaiah 30:15

Quotes to Remember:

A desert experience is a unique experience for each woman.

A desert season can be defined as a fairly intense season marked by spiritual dryness, is fairly isolated in occurrence, and where the presence of the Lord feels distant.

In many regards the desert season is all about the heart, for the Lord to use to reveal, restore, and release the heart.

There are often lengthy seasons of preparation in the desert for God's people.

God took me to the desert where I could not provide for myself and said, "Now I am going to take over feeding you."

There is nothing so ugly or painful or hard that the Lord does not want to encounter us right there.

I was turning my friendships into a fishing line rather than a net.

If you know God is leading you to heart work, do your best to make space for it to happen.

Journaling is a great way to build a memorial for what God is doing.

God speaks most in the middle of solitude rather than in the midst of a multitude.

God is the God of resurrection and restoration.

 

Thank you to our sponsor for today's show: Living Scripture Strong

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Mar 27, 2019

Today I am joined by 5x gestational surrogate, Tiffany Jo Baker. She shares her experience of carrying other women's babies to make their motherhood dreams come true. Today she shares such sweet encouragement about how we can trust the path God uses to lead us to His promises.

Tiffany's heart lesson:If you trust that God has given you a promise, trust the path He will use to make it happen.

Tiffany is looking forward to: Grandbabies!

Connect with Tiffany:website// instagram// facebook// youtube channel

Connect with Sarah:instagram// facebook// show notes printable

Mar 20, 2019

Today's episode features fashion and lifestyle blogger Carolyn Arentson. We chat about fashion and faith and what we can expect to see this spring! She also talks about her favorite places to shop, how to build a wardrobe for you, and what should be your basic wardrobe staples.

My prayer as you listen is that you will feel free to embrace your own sense of fashion – your style that reflects your Creator and who He uniquely designed you to be.

Connect with Carolyn: blog// facebook// instagram// pinterest

Connect with Sarah: show notes// instagram

Mar 13, 2019

Today I am joined by author Dorena Williamson. She offers biblical wisdom and insight into how we can love our sisters in Christ well, even when our differences might create obstacles to that goal.

Heart Lesson:God is writing my story.

Dorena is looking forward to: Hew newest book release!!

Connect with Dorena:website// instagram// facebook

Connect with Sarah:website// instagram// facebook

Mar 6, 2019

Today's episode features Tilly Dillehay, author of Seeing Green: Don't Let Envy Color Your Joy, and today Tilly offers some very insightful wisdom when it comes to being envious of others. My prayer as you listen is that you will be able to identify what exactly you are envying in another woman so that you can confess it before the father and instead of feeling steeped in envy, move toward a relationship filled with praise – both for that woman and for God who crated her.

Heart Lesson: The fulness that Christ provides is exactly what my heart desires.

Connect with Tilly:  website// instagram// facebook // email

Purchase Seeing Green: Don't Let Envy Color Your Joy

(affiliate links used)

Connect with Sarah:show notes// instagram

Feb 27, 2019

This week we hear from Rachel Lawrence, host of the Unaltered Grace Podcast. Rachel shares her story of coming to Christ and what it means to become more and more like Christ each day. We also talk about the foundations of the gospel and why it’s worth living your life for Jesus.

My prayer as you listen is that you will understand the unaltered grace of the gospel – that God’s love never changes – and that it is freely available to all hearts, those committed to Jesus and those just beginning to wonder what He is all about.

 

Connect with Rachel:website// instagram// podcast

Connect with Sarah: show notes// instagram

Feb 13, 2019

Today I am joined by Ruth Chou Simons -- the artist, author, and speaker you might better know as Gracelaced. Today we have a very frank, honest, and open discussion about the realities of marriage, both the difficult reality of #marriageissanctifying, and the truth that marriage is designed to be a reflection of God’s love for His church.

If you are not married, don’t tune out! This episode offers great encouragement that can really be applied to any relationship.

My prayer as you listen is that you will realize the depth of love and forgiveness you’ve been given through Jesus, and be compelled to extend that same love to others.

Connect with Ruth:website// instagram

Connect with Sarah:show notes// instagram

Purchase Ruth's books:

(affiliate links used)

Gracelaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart

Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship

Feb 13, 2019

Today I am joined by Ruth Chou Simons -- the artist, author, and speaker you might better know as Gracelaced. Today we have a very frank, honest, and open discussion about the realities of marriage, both the difficult reality of #marriageissanctifying, and the truth that marriage is designed to be a reflection of God’s love for His church.

If you are not married, don’t tune out! This episode offers great encouragement that can really be applied to any relationship.

My prayer as you listen is that you will realize the depth of love and forgiveness you’ve been given through Jesus, and be compelled to extend that same love to others.

Connect with Ruth:website// instagram

Connect with Sarah:show notes// instagram

Purchase Ruth's books:

(affiliate links used)

Gracelaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart

Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship

Feb 6, 2019

Today on Heart Lessons, singer-songwriter Caroline Cobb shares her thoughts on why God’s great love for us compels us to worship with song. My prayer as you listen is that you will see how worshipping the Lord is both our response to His love for us and our expression of love to Him, as well as a reflection of the song God sings over us as His beloved.

Connect with Caroline:website// instagram// spotify// youtube

Connect with Sarah: instagram

Jan 30, 2019

CEO of Noonday Collection, Jessica Honegger, shares the truth that we don't have to have it all figured out before we step forward in faith to do big things for the Lord. We can leave behind our comfort and move forward despite our fears because we know the God who holds us, the God who calls us, and the God who uses imperfect people like us to accomplish big things for His kingdom.

Connect with Jessica:website// instagram// NoonDay Collection// Imperfect Courage

Connect with Sarah:instagram// facebook

Heart Lesson: Do things with God. Sense the partnership with Him and find the joy that comes from the deeper dance with Him.

Jan 23, 2019

In this episode of the Heart Lessons Podcast we continue our January heart focus of gracious new beginnings as we hear from Jessica Turner, author of The Fringe Hours and Stretched Too Thin. Today, Jessica is going to offer special encouragement to women on how to lose guilt, work smarter, and thrive in the place God created especially for you.

My prayer as you listen to this episode is that you will identify the things in your life that are bringing unnecessary guilt, and also those things that are most worth your time and energy, so that you can live well and thrive in 2019.

Connect with Jessica: The Mom Creative

Find complete show notes here

Jan 16, 2019

Author Kristy Cambron walks us through the verse mapping technique of studying scripture and encourages us all to foster a love for God's word and be in it daily. 

Connect with Kristy: website// verse mapping website// instagram 

Connect with Sarah: website// instagram

Jan 9, 2019

Kendra Adachi, aka The Lazy Genius, gives us permission to be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. 

Connect with Kendra: The Lazy Genius Collective

Heart Lesson: Sit with my friend Jesus and abide in His moment by moment presence.

Kendra is looking forward to: 

  1. The Popcast Bachelorette Recap
  2. Her book!! (coming summer 2020)

Find complete show notes here

Jan 9, 2019

Kendra Adachi, aka The Lazy Genius, gives us permission to be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. 

Connect with Kendra: The Lazy Genius Collective

Heart Lesson: Sit with my friend Jesus and abide in His moment by moment presence.

Kendra is looking forward to: 

  1. The Popcast Bachelorette Recap
  2. Her book!! (coming summer 2020)

Find complete show notes here

Jan 3, 2019

Happy New Year! In today's episode of Heart Lessons, Alli Worthington gives us permission to pursue the things which make us most happy, and let go of the things that don't including the tyranny of the urgent, toxic relationships, and a negative life outlook. She reminds us that nothing can shake the joy and happiness we have in Christ.

Connect with Alli:website// The Year of Living Happy// podcast//

Heart Lesson:God will take care of me.

Alli is looking forward to:School starting up again.

Find complete show notes here

Dec 31, 2018

Looking ahead to 2019 and what to expect from the Heart Lessons Podcast PLUS announcing something very exciting debuting next year.

Thank you for all of your support for the show ... it means so much. Here's to a great 2019! 

Find out more at sarahrieke.com

Dec 18, 2018

Sarah Bragg of the Surviving Sarah podcast joins me on Heart Lessons today and walks us through how to survive some of the major issues that arise over the holiday season. We talk about things like family plans, decorating, holiday eating, and gift giving. But we don't just talk survival -- Sarah takes our hearts one step further and gives us tools, tips, and tricks to not just survive, but find joy this Christmas season.

Download Sarah's free holiday ebook here

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

Heart Lesson:Joy is directly related to gratitude, and it is something we must practice.

Find complete show notes at sarahrieke.com/podcast

Dec 11, 2018

Ruth Schwenk of thebettermom.com encourages mothers to embrace the process of becoming better over striving for perfect by becoming more like Jesus. She also takes that grace-filled principle and applies it to our holiday seasons, encouraging us to celebrate in the way that is best for our own families.

Connect with Ruth:website// instagram // facebook// pinterest

Books:

The Better Mom: Growing in Grace Between Perfection and the Mess

The Better Mom Devotional: Shaping Our Hearts As We Shape Our Homes

Heart Lesson:  It is important for me to walk with wisdom and faithfulness for those who are watching.

Find complete show notes at sarahrieke.com/podcast

Dec 4, 2018

Asheritah Ciuciu ushers us into greater joy and wonder of the Christmas season by unwrapping the different names for our Savior, Jesus. 

Connect with Asheritah:blog// facebook// instagram// book

Connect with Sarah this week on instagram for a giveaway of Asheritah's book!

Complete show notes at sarahrieke.com/podcast 

Nov 27, 2018

Christian music icon Sandi Patty shares how some very formative experiences in her younger years caused her to feel silenced. In today's episode, she shares her journey of finding her voice again and encourages all of us to speak our stories out loud, to the glory of God the Father.

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

Purchase Sandi's new book, The Voice: Listening for God's Voice and Finding Your Own

Nov 13, 2018

Today on Heart Lessons I chat with Kristin Schell, the wonderful heart behind the Turquoise Table/Front Yard People Movement. Our conversation centers on bringing the heart of the turquoise table--community and genuine connection-- to our Thanksgiving tables. Recipes, how to handle the workload, how to make a guest list -- you'll find it all and more in my conversation with Kristin.

Connect with Kristin: pinterest// website// instagram// facebook// twitter

Purchase The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard

Heart Lesson:Keep gratitude at the forefront of your heart and mind.

Find complete show notes here

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