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We’ve made it to Episode 8 of 20,000 Words, and this week’s guest has such an interesting story!  Nicole Weider is an author and speaker as well as a former model, she has actually done work for Maxim magazine and Victoria Secret.  We discussed how after living the “Hollywood lifestyle” for a while she felt very unfulfilled and had some interesting experiences that eventually lead her to the Lord.  She is now married with a son, and she spends much of her time inspiring young girls to remain true to themselves and seek Jesus through Project Inspired in the midst of all of the mixed messages our culture sends to young women.

I had lots of questions for Nicole, as you can imagine, and she was happy to fill me in. She even shared some her favorite beauty tips at the end of our conversation. If you have any young girls in your life, be sure to share this episode with them!

Check out Project Inspired and Nicole Weider and be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram as well!  Click the audio file below to listen.

P.S. Another new episode will be out next Thursday with Kelly Balarie, since I had to skip a week last week!

Date posted: February 9, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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My guest this week on the 20,000 Words Podcast is the beautiful, Kacey Hagerty.  You may recognize her if you live in the Nashville area from WSMV – Channel 4 News.  She is a correspondent for Today in Nashville airing weekdays at 11am.

I met Kacey when I was doing weekly cooking segments on Channel 4 a couple of years ago.  She is so sweet, and I immediately picked up on her love for the Lord, as you will hear in this episode.  She shares what real life is like for her despite her “glamorous” job, as well as how she stays grounded in who she is in Christ, regardless of her career in the public eye.

We had such a sweet conversation, I think you will be refreshed and encouraged.

Click the audio link below to listen!

Date posted: January 19, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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Starting of the new year with a long time friend of mine and professional wedding planner Emily Humphries. Emily and I got to talk about her wedding planning business and how she has grown in so many areas after 9 years of being her own boss. She gave me some great insight into how she handles being a wife, mom of one and pregnant with another, while managing her work.

I love her heart and the way she filters everything through the words. She gave some great illustrations from scripture that have stuck with me. I think you will love her spunk and her wisdom in our conversation, I know I did!

Check out her website and be sure to keep up with her over on Instagram @simplyemhumph and @simplyyoursweddings.

Listen to our conversation by clicking Play on the audio file below, enjoy!

Date posted: January 5, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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I have looked up to this woman for many years (and not only because of her killer guns…), so I was thrilled that she took the time to come on my podcast!  Candy Coburn’s vivacious personality, contagious smile, and big voice have made her many fans over the years! Candy and I talked in Episode 5 of 20,000 Words all about her life as a musician on the road with 7 employees, a tour bus, and chasing “success” as a musician all while being a wife and mom of two boys. I asked her some pretty frank questions about how she balanced her family life during that season, and Candy answered so honestly.

She told me about a big turning point in her life, quitting drinking and recovery, and how helping people and her relationship with God has changed everything in her life. She has beautiful story that I can relate to in so many ways. You are going to fall in love with her, and I hope learn a thing or two about what’s truly important in this life by listening to this episode.

Check out Candy’s newest album “The Good Life,” and you can listen to our conversation at the audio link below or on iTunes.


Date posted: December 19, 2016 | Author: | No Comments »

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Seriously, look at this picture, how gorgeous is this momma and her girls? This is Chantelle Becking, my guest on Episode 4 of the 20,000 Words podcast! Chantelle is the mom of 5 girls, that she and her husband, Eric have adopted internationally as well as through foster care. They may look picture perfect, but Chantelle will be the first to tell you they are everything but. Tasking risks and “living adventurously” is hard but so worth it.  She shares more about their journey on this episode, it’s challenging and encouraging especially for all the mommas out there.

Don’t forget to follow Chantelle and her family at Becking Clinic on Facebook to read some of her super honest writing, see videos of their crazy-fun clan, and more. Now, go listen to this episode with Chantelle, you won’t regret it!

Just hit play on the audio file below…

Date posted: December 1, 2016 | Author: | No Comments »

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