Balanced | Tricia Goyer

Who is Dr. Magdalena Battles

Dr. Magdalena Battles has a Ph.D. in psychology, a master’s degree in professional counseling, and a Bachelor of Science degree in child psychology. Her post-graduate studies were completed at Harvard. She is a writer and conference speaker who specializes in parenting, child development, family relationships, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She shares her real-life experiences and professional insights on this website (Living Joy Daily) and on LifeHack.org, where she was named one of their top writers. She and her family enjoy camping in the RV and have visited 32 national parks so far. Magdalena is involved in her church and local community through Bible studies, book club, cheer coaching, and after-school programs. She and her husband reside in Texas where they are raising their three young children, a dog named Max, and a handful of silkie chickens. Hat obsessed, fascinator loving, and passionate about dressing nice without spending a fortune are some things you will find out about her on this blog. All of her blog postings are cross-posted in her very active Facebook group called Dr. Magdalena Battles; Living Joy Daily. Magdalena is the author of Let Them Play and 6 Hidden Behaviors that Destroy Families.

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Walk it Out #169: The Power of Writing It Down with Allison Fallon

WIO #169: The Power of Writing it Down with Allison Fallon. This episode will have you reaching for your pen to write! There is power in writing it down!

The Power of Writing It Down with Allison Fallon

Can good things come to those who write? Today’s guest Allison Fallon knows that most people think of writing as a chore, but she considers it self-care. And, after this interview, I agree!

WIO #169: The Power of Writing it Down with Allison Fallon. This episode will have you reaching for your pen to write! There is power in writing it down!

Writing has power. Writing helps us find our voice and pay attention to our lives. Writing can help us to get us unstuck in many areas of our lives.

WIO #169: The Power of Writing it Down with Allison Fallon. This episode will have you reaching for your pen to write! There is power in writing it down!

Writing down your story is one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal to see your life with clarity and become the most empowered version of you. You have something totally unique and immensely valuable to offer the world—and writing can help you unlock it. In this episode, Allison and I unpack all that writing can offer you! I know you’re going to be inspired to pick up your pen after listening to this episode!

WIO #169: The Power of Writing it Down with Allison Fallon. This episode will have you reaching for your pen to write! There is power in writing it down!

Who is Allison Fallon?

Allison Fallon is an award-winning author, sought-after public speaker, and nationally recognized writing coach. She has worked with thousands of people to realize their writing potential and become published authors.

WIO #169: The Power of Writing it Down with Allison Fallon. This episode will have you reaching for your pen to write! There is power in writing it down!

You can order The Power of Writing it Down HERE.

About the Book:

Discover the power of (finally) getting unstuck, claiming your clarity, and becoming the person whose life you want to live—all through a simple self-care practice you can build into your daily routine. 

For anyone who’s trying to make sense of their life, who wants to get unstuck from the patterns that hold them back, hear this incredible news: everything you need for the freedom you want is entirely within reach. This practice and pathway are free, it’s readily available every day of your life, it takes just minutes of your time, and anyone can do it.

Author, writing coach, and speaker Allison Fallon’s life transformed when she discovered the power of a daily writing practice. As it turns out, using your words is one of the most powerful means you have for unlocking your life. The Power of Writing It Down is your guide to this transformative tool available to us all. In as little as five to twenty minutes a day, scientific research shows this daily practice can help you:

Drawing from years of coaching hundreds through the writing process—from first-timers to New York Times bestselling authors—Allison shares tried and tested practices for getting started, staying inspired, and using this simple habit to shift how you feel and show up to your life. Pen and paper is simply the method, but the reward is the real magic: new depths of self-discovery, creativity, and intentionality for living.

WIO #169: The Power of Writing it Down with Allison Fallon. This episode will have you reaching for your pen to write! There is power in writing it down!

Walk It Out Scripture

My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Psalm 45:1

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WIO #169: The Power of Writing it Down with Allison Fallon. This episode will have you reaching for your pen to write! There is power in writing it down!

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5 Keys to Making Space for Life-Giving Relationships

These 5 keys to making space for life-giving relationships can help you find balance when relationships seem off-center. There is a way to retain friendships but support the time constraints we need to foster our own inner peace and nurture those most important to us. This week we welcome Emily Grabatin to the blog to share how to build space for those life-giving relationships in your life and you can enter below for a chance to win a copy of Emily’s book Dare to Decide!

5 tips for making space for life-giving relationships

5 Keys to Making Space for Life-Giving Relationships

I felt worn out.

I had spent most of my life content as an introvert with a couple of close friends and plenty of solitude. Now I felt like Miss Popularity, whose schedule was packed with coffee dates, volunteer commitments, relationship drama, helping friends move, and Friday night invitations, plus wrangling the three-hour time zone difference to call my parents. Interactions that had once made me feel alive and purposeful now stirred an inner war between my needs and others’ expectations.

I knew I had to figure out how to reprioritize my time spent with people, but I felt stuck. The thought of disappointing or offending someone felt exhausting.

One night over dinner with a friend, I blurted, “I have too many people in my life. I don’t know what to do.”

It turned out she had a process for how she managed her relationships. Knowing this gave me permission to design my own framework for being intentional about the people in my life.

Several years later, as I was juggling motherhood, a full-time job, and getting serious about purpose coaching, I came across Tricia Goyer’s book, Balanced. I realized all over again how life-giving it is to create a filter for what gets your yeses or nos.

Here are five principles I have found useful in becoming more intentional about my relationships:

5 Keys to Making Space for Life-Giving Relationships

  1. Believe there’s a different way.

I could slip into a persevering mode, waiting for life to go back to “normal”, or I could use that sense of striving to remind me I need a fresh approach. Talking to my friend and reading the stories in Tricia’s Balanced helped me see other ways to live out the different facets of my calling.

 

  1. Clarify your values.

I made a list of the people in my life, as well as what I received from and gave to that relationship. Considering where I felt conflicted, I identified my values behind these interactions, such as responsibility and servant-heartedness. While identifying my values was helpful, it wasn’t enough. I had to define what living them out looked like to me. For example, for years I agreed to help anyone who asked. Once I had more demands on my time, I planned to stay at the end of events to help clean up, and chose to help certain people in ways that freed them up to do what they were called to do.

 

  1. Recognize the types of relationships you need.

Living a purpose-filled life means ebbs and flows of giving and receiving, nurturing and learning, solitude and interacting. When I felt overburdened, I made a second list to understand why—a list of the kinds of life-giving relationships I needed. Starting with my relationship with God and myself, I added others such as come-as-you-are friends, family, collaborators, new connections, mentors, and those I mentored. Making this list helped me realize I was giving more than receiving, and clarified the dynamics I needed.

 

  1. Create a framework.

To help instill these boundaries in my life, I created an ideal schedule of time-blocks designated for each relationship type.  When peers would ask to invite me to coffee their product party, I now had the language to decline or defer without feeling guilty or rude. This framework also gave me a way to check how “balanced” I was each week.

 

  1. Invite God to lead.

While a framework is a helpful tool, it’s meaningless without aligning it to God’s purposes. To avoid falling into people-pleasing or rule-following ruts, I continually have to ask Him, is this someone You want me to make room for? Or is this someone You want to guide elsewhere? It would also be easy to use it as an excuse to exclude the people who annoyed or drained me. Living a purpose-filled life means welcoming opportunities to strengthen my character or show God’s hope and love — and asking him God to help mature me.

 

5 Keys to Making Space for Life-Giving Relationships

People are the treasure of heaven. When circumstances shift, it’s time to get intentional about who we give our time and attention and to explore fresh approaches to doing so. Thankfully, we have a God who guides us beyond our understandingbeco. He becomes our strength even when we have little to give.

5 Keys to Making Space for Life-Giving Relationships

If you’re ready to move forward in your calling join Emily as she shares stories of when she needed peace, clarity and courage at life’s crossroads. If you have felt paralyzed from the fear of the unknown, being misunderstood and making the wrong decisions, you’ll find gentle grace and encouragement within the pages of this book. Through thought-provoking questions and practical strategies, you can design your meaningful life one small dare at a time.

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Emily Grabatin infuses hope into dormant and God-called dreams. Through coaching, writing and leadership development, she helps individuals recognize who they are, uncover what makes them feel alive, and streamline their focus so they can flourish.

The greatest gifts Emily has received have been from individuals who saw her potential even through seasons of restlessness, burnout and wandering.  She appreciates people holding a space for her to discover her own answers and step out into her calling. Now she’s passionate about offering that gift to others.

 

For more information on Emily, visit the Dare to Decide website where you can receive a free chapter.

 

Walk It Out #146: Defend Your Faith with Jesse Florea


WIO #146: Defend Your Faith with Jesse Florea Apologetics doesn't have to be a scary word. If you have kids, you're going to love this episode!

Defend Your Faith with Jesse Florea

Does the word “apologetics” scare you? I shouldn’t. The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, which refers to a speech of defense, typically for one’s own self. When we study apologetics we are learning why we believe what we believe. This is important for everyone, especially kids.

WIO #146: Defend Your Faith with Jesse Florea Apologetics doesn't have to be a scary word. If you have kids, you're going to love this episode!

“Apologetics is an amazing evangelistic tool,” says today’s guest Jesse Florea. “It’s the Holy Spirit who softens people’s hearts to the truth of the gospel, but by studying the evidence and facts for Christianity, a person seeking the truth can gain even more confidence in his or her decision to follow Christ. Becoming a Christian takes faith and belief. Apologetics makes that belief much stronger because it’s built on facts.”

WIO #146: Defend Your Faith with Jesse Florea Apologetics doesn't have to be a scary word. If you have kids, you're going to love this episode!

Establishing a foundation in apologetics early on may also help guard against the church drift many young adults who grow up in church experience as they get older. Today Jesse talks about an amazing resource for kids. I know you’re going to love it!

WIO #146: Defend Your Faith with Jesse Florea Apologetics doesn't have to be a scary word. If you have kids, you're going to love this episode!

Who is Jesse Florea?

Jesse Florea has worked at Focus on the Family for nearly 20 years. For more than 15, he’s been the editor of Focus on the Family Clubhouse. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications from Wheaton College in Illinois.
Jesse served as the general editor for the CSB Defend Your Faith Bible, an apologetics Bible for kids. He is co-author of The Case for Christ for Kids and The Case for Christ for Kids 90-Day Devo with Lee Strobel. Jesse has been a contributor to LifeWay’s Stand Firm magazine for more than a decade.
WIO #146: Defend Your Faith with Jesse Florea Apologetics doesn't have to be a scary word. If you have kids, you're going to love this episode!

You can order Defend Your Faith HERE.

About the Book:

Why do you believe in God?

Answering that question might seem hard, but it’s important. And this book can help. This introduction to apologetics offers one hundred devotions that will give you real tools and real answers for why you believe in God and why you trust the Bible.

You’ll dig in the dirt to uncover archaeological evidence. You’ll be inspired by stories of real-life defenders of the faith, and you’ll see God’s fingerprints all over creation.

So ask the hard questions. Find the answers. And be empowered to defend your faith.

 

 

Walk It Out Scripture

WIO #146: Defend Your Faith with Jesse Florea Apologetics doesn't have to be a scary word. If you have kids, you're going to love this episode!

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 2:4

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WIO #146: Defend Your Faith with Jesse Florea Apologetics doesn't have to be a scary word. If you have kids, you're going to love this episode!

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Just for my readers, I’ve created some amazing sales. Use the codes below to get these sales in my bookstore Tricia’s Bookstore!

Day 12: when you purchase Made With Love you can get Planted with Hope and Sewn with Joy for 75% off! Put all three books in your cart. Use the discount code: CHRISTMAS12
Day 11: Buy Lead Your Family Like Jesus get Mommy and Me Prayers for FREE! Put both books in your cart and use the discount code: CHRISTMAS11​
Day 10: Buy A Secret Courage and get A Daring Escape for FREE! Put both books in your cart and use the Coupon Code: CHRISTMAS10

​Day 9: Buy Praying Through the Bible in a Year and Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom for 50% off! Put one or both books in your cart and use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS9 at checkout.

Day 8: Order The Swiss Courier, you can get Chasing Mona Lisa for FREE! Chasing Mona Lisa is Book 2 in the series. Put both books in your cart and use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS8 at checkout.
Day 7: Buy my novel From Dust and Ashes and get Arms of Deliverance for FREE! Put both items in your cart and use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS7

Day 6: Get the novella collection An Amish Garden FREE ($10.99 value) with the purchase of Where Treetops Glisten! Put both items in your cart and use the coupon code CHRISTMAS6 at checkout!

Day 5: Purchase Beside Still Waters, you can get Along Wooded Paths and Beyond Hope’s Valley for 50% off!Put all three items in your cart and use the coupon code CHRISTMAS5 at checkout!​

Day 4: Buy a copy of The Grumble Free Year and get a copy of Calming Angry Kids for Free! A $14.99 value! Put both books in your cart. Use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS4 at checkout.

Day 3: If you buy my Titanic novel By the Light of the Silvery Moon, you can get my WWII suspense novel Songbird Under a German Moon for FREE! ($13.99 value!) Put both books in your cart. Use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS3 at checkout! (*limited quantity)

Day 2: 50% off Prayers that Changed History or Whit’s End Devotional (each or both!) https://tricia-goyer.myshopify.com/collect

Walk It Out #147: Worship as Soul Care with Kari Jobe


Worship as Soul Care with Kari Jobe

What is on your mind as we celebrate Christmas 2020? For so many people there is loss. We are missing family. Many are missing gathering together at church. Things are as they usually are, and it’s hard. Yet today’s guest Kari Jobe reminds is that this season can be about true worship. Worship isn’t about what’s happening to us. Worship is about God, who He is and His glory.

WIO #147: Worship as Soul Care with Kari Jobe. Kari and I talk all things worship, Christmas, and soul care. I know you're going to enjoy!

This year Kari released a new album The Blessing. She shares about how God called her to worship as a young girl, and what He’s currently doing in this season of her life. I pray this interview will inspire you.

WIO #147: Worship as Soul Care with Kari Jobe. Kari and I talk all things worship, Christmas, and soul care. I know you're going to enjoy!

Who is Kari Jobe?

For more than two decades, well-respected worship leader Kari Jobe has been using her gifts to lead people into the presence of God. When she began leading worship at age 13, she never imagined she would be nominated for a GRAMMY® or win multiple Dove Awards. She has sold more than 1.4 million albums (TEA) in her career and has more than one billion career streams. Originally from Texas, Kari now lives in Nashville, with her husband Cody Carnes and their two boys, Canyon and Kingston, and they both serve at their home church The Belonging Co.

You can order The Blessing HERE.

About the Album:

The Blessing was uniquely recorded this summer during the pandemic without a live audience at Kari Jobe’s home church in Nashville. This special project captures a genuine, captivating worship experience with Kari and her band as they entered God’s presence celebrating His victory, hope & peace during an unprecedented season in the world. Featuring the powerful world-renowned title track, this will be one of the guiding torches to lead the church further into the hope of Jesus.

 

 

Walk It Out Scripture

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:13-14

WIO #147: Worship as Soul Care with Kari Jobe. Kari and I talk all things worship, Christmas, and soul care. I know you're going to enjoy!

If you are enjoying the show, I have a quick favor to ask! If you haven’t yet hit the subscribe button and left a rating and a review on iTunes, please take a moment and do so! I love reading your reviews and it keeps the algorithms happy so new listeners can find the podcast as well!

WIO #147: Worship as Soul Care with Kari Jobe. Kari and I talk all things worship, Christmas, and soul care. I know you're going to enjoy!

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WIO #147: Worship as Soul Care with Kari Jobe. Kari and I talk all things worship, Christmas, and soul care. I know you're going to enjoy!

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Special thanks to this week’s sponsor

12 Days of Christmas Sales

Just for my readers, I’ve created some amazing sales. Use the codes below to get these sales in my bookstore Tricia’s Bookstore!

Day 12: when you purchase Made With Love you can get Planted with Hope and Sewn with Joy for 75% off! Put all three books in your cart. Use the discount code: CHRISTMAS12
Day 11: Buy Lead Your Family Like Jesus get Mommy and Me Prayers for FREE! Put both books in your cart and use the discount code: CHRISTMAS11​
Day 10: Buy A Secret Courage and get A Daring Escape for FREE! Put both books in your cart and use the Coupon Code: CHRISTMAS10

​Day 9: Buy Praying Through the Bible in a Year and Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom for 50% off! Put one or both books in your cart and use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS9 at checkout.

Day 8: Order The Swiss Courier, you can get Chasing Mona Lisa for FREE! Chasing Mona Lisa is Book 2 in the series. Put both books in your cart and use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS8 at checkout.
Day 7: Buy my novel From Dust and Ashes and get Arms of Deliverance for FREE! Put both items in your cart and use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS7

Day 6: Get the novella collection An Amish Garden FREE ($10.99 value) with the purchase of Where Treetops Glisten! Put both items in your cart and use the coupon code CHRISTMAS6 at checkout!

Day 5: Purchase Beside Still Waters, you can get Along Wooded Paths and Beyond Hope’s Valley for 50% off!Put all three items in your cart and use the coupon code CHRISTMAS5 at checkout!​

Day 4: Buy a copy of The Grumble Free Year and get a copy of Calming Angry Kids for Free! A $14.99 value! Put both books in your cart. Use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS4 at checkout.

Day 3: If you buy my Titanic novel By the Light of the Silvery Moon, you can get my WWII suspense novel Songbird Under a German Moon for FREE! ($13.99 value!) Put both books in your cart. Use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS3 at checkout! (*limited quantity)

Day 2: 50% off Prayers that Changed History or Whit’s End Devotional (each or both!) https://tricia-goyer.myshopify.com/collect

Five Simple Ways to Lift Your Spirits

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This Christmas you can use these five simple ways to lift your spirits and the hearts of those around you as well. By choosing to look outside yourself, you–and your family–can be blessed and be a blessing in this season of the greatest gift of all-time–the birth of our Savior. We are grateful for this guest post by Allison Hottinger who loves sharing the true gift of Christmas with others. 

Five Simple Ways to Lift Your Spirits

Have you cried more this year than you ever have before? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone.

If you look around at your neighbors, friends, and strangers, you will see hints of worry, sadness, and loneliness on their faces.

Now think for just a second: How would it feel if someone came along to lift you up right now?

What if they dropped a chocolate bar at your door?

What if they dropped a notecard in the mail for you?

If someone even noticed me at the grocery store right now, it would lift me up.

In some ways, it’s never been harder to lift the cloud hanging over us, but in others, it’s never been easier because a small gesture can go a long, long way. We have to do something to lift the people around us.

Five Simple Ways to Lift Your Spirits

Here are a few simple ways to practice kindness and giving to others that will not only lift the spirit of those around us, but will bring joy to our own hearts as well:

  1. Mail a letter to a senior in a nursing home


It’s as easy as printing out this service project packet, having your kids color a picture, and popping it in the mail. Getting letters are sure to make a senior smile when they can’t have visitors this year.

  1. Poinsettia doorbell drop off

five simple ways to lift your spirits

We all loved doorbell ditching as children, but have you done it as an adult with your kids? Pick up an inexpensive poinsettia (some stores have them as low as $5 right now) and drop it off at a neighbor or friend’s doorstep to make their day!

  1. Don’t complain for a whole day

five simple ways to lift your spirits

Have you ever tried to go a whole day without complaining? It’s tough. Choosing joy when we have the opportunity to complain is a quick gift to those around us and will often lift our own hearts.

  1. Leave a note on someone’s pillow.

The words “I love you” hit different when written intentionally and left on a pillow. A small gesture that can’t help make someone in your house feel treasured.

  1. Start a tradition together

Five Simple Ways to Lift Your Spirits

The Giving Manger is a fun and interactive Christmas tradition that will help families focus on giving and the true meaning of Christmas. By putting a piece of straw in the manger each time an act of kindness is completed, hearts are encouraged and excited to look for opportunities to give. The tradition is complete when on Christmas Day they place Baby Jesus in a manger full of straw, representing all the service and kindness shown leading up to the day!

Five Simple Ways to Lift Your Spirits

Do the tradition with a friend and share stories of kindness along the way!

 

This year, let’s remember that tears are temporary but memories of giving last forever.

Five Simple Ways to Lift Your SpiritsAllison Hottinger and Lisa Kalberer are sisters who are passionate about giving back. As they began to raise their own families, they realized that the true meaning of Christmas and the spirit of giving was getting lost in the hustle and bustle of the season. They put pen to paper, wood to the saw, and clay in their hands to create the book, manger, and Baby Jesus that make up The Giving Manger–a complete tradition to help families focus on the real meaning of Christmas. They hope that The Giving Manger can spread kindness and promote service as families come together and shift the focus of Christmas from getting to giving. Allison lives in Ladera Ranch, California, and Lisa lives in Austin, Texas.

 

Learn more at www.thegivingmanger.com and on Facebook (@thegivingmanger)

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Day 12: when you purchase Made With Love you can get Planted with Hope and Sewn with Joy for 75% off! Put all three books in your cart. Use the discount code: CHRISTMAS12
Day 11: Buy Lead Your Family Like Jesus get Mommy and Me Prayers for FREE! Put both books in your cart and use the discount code: CHRISTMAS11​
Day 10: Buy A Secret Courage and get A Daring Escape for FREE! Put both books in your cart and use the Coupon Code: CHRISTMAS10

​Day 9: Buy Praying Through the Bible in a Year and Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom for 50% off! Put one or both books in your cart and use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS9 at checkout.

Day 8: Order The Swiss Courier, you can get Chasing Mona Lisa for FREE! Chasing Mona Lisa is Book 2 in the series. Put both books in your cart and use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS8 at checkout.
Day 7: Buy my novel From Dust and Ashes and get Arms of Deliverance for FREE! Put both items in your cart and use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS7

Day 6: Get the novella collection An Amish Garden FREE ($10.99 value) with the purchase of Where Treetops Glisten! Put both items in your cart and use the coupon code CHRISTMAS6 at checkout!

Day 5: Purchase Beside Still Waters, you can get Along Wooded Paths and Beyond Hope’s Valley for 50% off!Put all three items in your cart and use the coupon code CHRISTMAS5 at checkout!​

Day 4: Buy a copy of The Grumble Free Year and get a copy of Calming Angry Kids for Free! A $14.99 value! Put both books in your cart. Use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS4 at checkout.

Day 3: If you buy my Titanic novel By the Light of the Silvery Moon, you can get my WWII suspense novel Songbird Under a German Moon for FREE! ($13.99 value!) Put both books in your cart. Use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS3 at checkout! (*limited quantity)

Day 2: 50% off Prayers that Changed History or Whit’s End Devotional (each or both!) https://tricia-goyer.myshopify.com/collections/historical

Walk It Out #121: Put Your Pen to Paper with Kennisha Griffin

Today on the podcast, we chat with Kennisha Griffin about one of my favorite topics — writing! I know you're going to love this episode!

Put Your Pen to Paper with Kennisha Griffin

Does your story matter? You know my answer is a great big YES! Sometimes we feel silly for taking time to put our words—our stories—on paper, but my friend Kennisha Griffin is the first to say that your story is a GIFT to the world.

Today on the podcast, we chat with Kennisha Griffin about one of my favorite topics — writing! I know you're going to love this episode! Today on the podcast, we chat with Kennisha Griffin about one of my favorite topics — writing! I know you're going to love this episode!

A professional writer and mom of six, Kennisha is the first to admit the balance isn’t easy. Raising kids and writing books means pouring into each, yet Kennisha knows that it’s worth it. If God has given you a story to write it’s for a reason.

If you’re curious about writing, or you just want to know if it’s possible to raise kids AND work at home, you’ll find many, many great tips in this week’s podcast!

Today on the podcast, we chat with Kennisha Griffin about one of my favorite topics — writing! I know you're going to love this episode! Today on the podcast, we chat with Kennisha Griffin about one of my favorite topics — writing! I know you're going to love this episode!

Who is Kennisha Griffin?

Kennisha Griffin is the author of six inspirational books. She has written both fiction and non-fiction books that speak about family togetherness and hope after trauma. She and her husband, Cody, live in Waco, Texas, with their six children.

Today on the podcast, we chat with Kennisha Griffin about one of my favorite topics — writing! I know you're going to love this episode!

You can order Put Your Pen to Paper HERE.

About the Book:

“Writing a book is one of life’s most prestigious accomplishments; however, many times, a writer faces fear and a host of obstacles. Unfortunately, many aspiring authors reach a stopping point and never return to their manuscripts to finish. Some don’t even begin writing, and they have amazing ideas. If you fit into any of these categories, I have good news for you. You can write your book. Your dream can come true.”In Put Your Pen to Paper, inspirational author, speaker, and literary coach Kennisha Griffin teaches you how to navigate through writing challenges, stay motivated, and jumpstart your exciting new career as a published author. She offers professional and powerful keys that help writers overcome obstacles like writer’s block, and create the book they’ve always wanted to write.

Walk It Out Scripture

A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart. Matthew 12:35

Today on the podcast, we chat with Kennisha Griffin about one of my favorite topics — writing! I know you're going to love this episode!

If you are enjoying the show, I have a quick favor to ask! If you haven’t yet hit the subscribe button and left a rating and a review on iTunes, please take a moment and do so! I love reading your reviews and it keeps the algorithms happy so new listeners can find the podcast as well!

Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:

Connect with Kennisha Griffin

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Walk it Out #109: The Joy of Falling with Lindsay Harrel

In this episode of Walk it Out, I'm chatting with Lindsey Harrel about her new book The Joy of Falling. I loved this book and chatting with Lindsey! Can't wait for you to listen in!

The Joy of Falling with Lindsay Harrel

On this week’s podcast, I chat with novelist Lindsay Harrel about the real stuff of life. Hearing more about Lindsay has made me truly appreciate her novel, The Joy of Falling, even more.

The longer I’ve journeyed through life, the more I understand human nature. People lash out or put up walls for a reason. Sometimes they feel abandoned or forgotten. Other times, they are grieving.

A lot of times, grief comes out in anger and rudeness. It’s easier to be mad than sad. Knowing this is a good reminder to be gentle with others. I don’t know what people are going through, but sometimes when I open the pages of a novel I start to understand. As readers, we walk in the shoes of fictional characters, and we somehow understand ourselves and others better.

In this episode of Walk it Out, I'm chatting with Lindsey Harrel about her new book The Joy of Falling. I loved this book and chatting with Lindsey! Can't wait for you to listen in!

“I’ve struggled a lot with worry—as a mom, as a writer, just in general,” Lindsay says. “I lost my mom when I was 19, so the journey of grief and joy (a theme in my book) is very familiar to me and partially inspired the book.”

“As a young mom, I also definitely struggle with comparison,” she adds. “I have to look at what God wants me to do and not what others are doing.”

Even as I read this novel, there were things I tucked away about being gentle with myself and others when it comes to grief. And here are three more takeaways from the podcast:

I enjoyed The Joy of Falling so much, and I loved my chat with Lindsay, too!

In this episode of Walk it Out, I'm chatting with Lindsey Harrel about her new book The Joy of Falling. I loved this book and chatting with Lindsey! Can't wait for you to listen in!

Who is Lindsay Harrel?

Lindsay Harrel is a lifelong book nerd who lives in Arizona with her young family and two golden retrievers in serious need of training. She’s held a variety of writing and editing jobs over the years and now juggles stay-at-home mommyhood with writing novels. When she’s not writing or chasing after her children, Lindsay enjoys making a fool of herself at Zumba, curling up with anything by Jane Austen, and savoring sour candy one piece at a time.

You can order The Joy of Falling HERE.

About the Book:

Eva and Angela must learn to live again. One step at a time.

It has been fifteen months since Eva and Angela lost their thrill-seeking husbands in a scuba diving accident. Both women are trying to navigate their way through the grief, but neither one is making much progress. Angela is barely making ends meet, angry at her husband for leaving her to raise three children on her own. Meanwhile, Eva is stuck, unable to move forward after losing the love of her life and her source of inspiration.

But then Eva gets a life-changing phone call. Before Brent and Wes died, they had signed up for a race of a lifetime—an ultra-marathon in beautiful New Zealand. Eva begs Angela to run the race with her in their husbands’ place, and Angela finally agrees, hoping to finally understand her husband’s choices.

Training is exhausting, and the race is even more demanding. Their journey grows more complicated by the presence of two men—Marc is Brent’s best friend who is running the race with Eva and Angela, and Simon King is a writer who is covering their inspiring story. With every step, Eva and Angela must ask themselves questions that they haven’t had the courage to ask before. As the women literally put one foot in front of the other, they wonder: Is it possible to find their way forward in hope?

In this episode of Walk it Out, I'm chatting with Lindsey Harrel about her new book The Joy of Falling. I loved this book and chatting with Lindsey! Can't wait for you to listen in!

Walk It Out Scripture

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3

In this episode of Walk it Out, I'm chatting with Lindsey Harrel about her new book The Joy of Falling. I loved this book and chatting with Lindsey! Can't wait for you to listen in!

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