DOSPOD E54

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We each have different hats we wear at work and at home, but do we also wear masks? Do they hide who we truly are? Are there times when it is healthy and appropriate to hide our feelings? In this episode of the podcast, Steph and I have an honest conversation wearing masks and why it’s important not to wear …

Am I Wearing the Right Clothes?

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I learned a lot when I was in law school, not only about the law but about life. For example, I learned a lot about attending weddings. Thanks to my classmates, I attended everything from lovely garden weddings to formal banquet hall shindigs and everything in between. Many of the details have faded from memory, but I will never forget …

DOSPOD E53

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Money is something that is essential and yet it’s one of those things we are taught not to talk about. In fact, culture says it’s downright rude to discuss money. The reality is many of us are carrying around money scars. In this episode, Steph and I both share honestly about the money messages communicated to us as we were …

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DOSPOD E52

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Steph and I have an honest conversation about dreaming big and being ready for our dreams to come true. We talk about whether there’s a difference between an idea, a goal, and a dream. We also address the reality that we sometimes let other people discourage our dreams. Steph and I each share about some of our dreams that have …

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A Lesson from Jonah about Getting My Way

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Let’s talk about Jonah, one of the Old Testament books of prophecy. Although the book of Jonah is found in the “minor prophecy” section, I would argue its four chapters have an outsized presence in our collective consciousness. There are tons of children’s books about Jonah, most featuring friendly-looking whales on the cover. Jonah is present in statue form and …

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DOSPOD E51

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For the first time ever, Steph and I host two special guests at the same time, twin sisters Pam Bates and Paula Patty. We ask all the questions people want to ask twins but don’t for fear of sounding foolish or impertinent. Do they sometimes feel each other’s pain? Do they have the same likes and dislikes? Did they choose …

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Why I’ll Never Earn God’s Love

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Do you consider yourself a hard worker? I do. The work I do is not physically demanding, but I am diligent and dependable. I like it when I’m trusted with a leadership role or an important project. It feels good to be seen as capable and competent. As I’m learning, learning, learning to live loved I see how my desire to be seen …

DOSPOD E50

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In Episode 50,  Steph and I share our experience with forgiveness. We talk about why there are times it is more powerful to forgive and remember than it is to forgive and forget. Also, people sometimes think of forgiveness as a response to an apology, but Steph and I have discovered that forgiveness isn’t necessarily tied to an apology. In fact, …

DOSPOD E49

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In Episode 49, Steph and I have an honest conversation about silence. We reflect on why it’s important to have silence, but why it can be hard to come by. Steph loves to be in the quiet of the woods, but I tend to be a verbal processor. Also, I’m never really in silence because of a condition called Tinnitus. …

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Why Creating Rest Is Important

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In Christianity, we acknowledge that God is the Creator of all that was, all that is, and all that will be. In spite of this, I think we fail to give God credit for one of my favorite parts of creation: REST. The genesis of rest is Genesis. I know there is a lot of consternation and disagreement over the …