The first episode of 20,000 Words for 2018 might be the most impactful interview I have had yet. My guest, Cori Salchert, has one of the most beautiful stories of redemption I have ever heard. I will forever be impacted by her story and the way God is using her. She and her family, (she actually has 8 biological children) take in foster babies with very grim health diagnosis’s. With her history as a nurse, she has the training to help these babies, who otherwise would probably pass away without the love of a family. Cori actually has her own health issues, including several auto immune diseases which kept her from returning to her old job. However, God was doing a new thing in her life and led her to taking in these precious babies.
This is a must listen for anyone and everyone, I hope you are as deeply moved as I was by Cori and her God story. Also, be sure to check out her book, I Will Love You Forever, coming out in March!
If you are a lover of beautiful curated gifts, decorating, and fun family traditions during this magical time of year – you are going to LOVE this special Christmas episode! Sibi Riffer, founder of “The Pearl Event” joined me again (Check out Episode 20 to hear her amazing story) to share some of her wonderful tips for making this season memorable and special for your people. She also shares some of her wisdom as a mom of 7 and how she handles the chaos of the season. Linked below are some of her “favorite things” that you still have time to grab and/or do before Christmas Day!
What an honor to interview best selling author and speaker, Lisa Bevere! I have been following Lisa for years, and I was so excited to hear from her on this episode about her new children’s book. She also shared so much wisdom about parenting young children, and how asking for help is sometimes the bravest thing children and moms can do. She is the mother of 4 boys and now grandmother to 4, so I was soaking up her wise words. She is a firecracker, and I know you are going to love hearing from her!
With the holidays quickly approaching, I knew I wanted to interview some women entrepreneurs with specially curated products and impactful stories behind their businesses. This episode is with Katie Lewis, founder and owner of Dear Mushka, a unique and growing jewelry business. Not only is her jewelry beautiful, but each piece is paired with scripture to serve as a reminder of God’s word while wearing it. Katie is a business owner as well as a momma of two little boys. Since we are both “work from home” moms to littles, we had so much in common and so much to talk about!
Katie shared in this episode about the story behind Dear Mushka and how God has blessed it more than she could have imagined, her love of scripture, and how she manages life as a mom and entrepreneur among other interesting topics. She has such a sweet spirit, and I know this episode will inspire you to go check out her jewelry and hopefully purchase gifts with meaning Christmas this year.
Dear Mushka will be running a Cyber Monday Sale, so head over to this link to sign up for the newsletter and get more info on the sale: http://eepurl.com/cd6GAP
You probably recognize Candace Payne from her viral video with a Chewbaca Mask, which has had over 170 million. I got to meet the lady behind the mask and hear how God has used that silly video to impact so many lives, but that’s what God does! Candace shared with me some of the struggles she has been through in life (depression, shame, abuse, homelessness) and how she finds joy in the everyday. Her new book “Laugh it Up” is full of vulnerable stories from her life and how God used this crazy video to change lives! She is now an author and speaker, and she had me laughing through this whole conversation. This was such a fun interview to return to my podcast with after my break. Tune in for more amazing guests this fall/winter!
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Hey Y'all! Well I'm a southern gal, raised in Tennessee, where I still live with my husband and baby boy! Creating fresh and simple recipes with a southern flare, while sharing bits of my life with y'all on camera is what this site is all about. Also, my very first cookbook with Thomas Nelson Publishers will be out Spring of 2015, and I just can't wait to share it with you all! Read more about April...