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!
I am so excited to share this BONUS episode with Katie Davis Majors, author of New York Times Bestselling book, Kisses From Katie and new book Daring to Hope, which releases October 3rd. Katie is the adoptive mother of 13 Ugandan girls and 1 biological son with her husband – all currently living in Uganda. And to top it off, she is only 29 years old! She has followed God’s call on her life in a way that is so inspiring and beautiful, but not without suffering and hardship, which she talked about in our conversation and in her upcoming book. You don’t want to miss this special interview or her new book linked below!
Episode 20 of 20,000 Words is with Sibi Riffer, wife and mother to 7, creator of The Pearl Event, writer, speaker, and so much more. This woman is an encourager to women, believing and praying for breakthrough in the lives of many women over the years. Sibi was kind enough to share so much of her story including teen pregnancy, being single mom, her beautiful love story with her now husband, secondary infertility, the births of her remaining children, and so much more. I can’t tell you how encouraged I was after our conversation. Her deep faith and rich love for the Lord is contagious.
Keep up with her at the links below and be sure to read her blog post “The New Church Lady” that went viral several years ago. Thanks again for tuning in and be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already!
As promised, Episode 19 is Part 2 with Stephanie Meek, owner with her husband, Isaac, of Five Daughters Bakery and momma to 5 daughters! This one is for the mommas, the pregnant ones and the ones in the trenches with little ones. This lady exudes joy, and I loved hearing from her all about her experiences with pregnancy and mothering little people. She obviously has lots of experience, and I was soaking up her knowledge and advice on she does it.
She is a rockstar and I know you will benefit from her wisdom in the area of motherhood. I’ll be listening to this one again and again as I enter into a new season of mothering 2 kiddos! Send this one to a mom of littles or a pregnant mom, they will be blessed and inspired!
Episode 18 of the 20,000 Words Podcast is with Stephanie Meek, wife of Isaac Meek, owners of Nashville’s Five Daughters Bakery and mother of the real 5 daughters! Y’all I loved this girl! She is fun, free, and tells it like it is.
Stephanie shared her God story with me, her love story with her husband, and how Five Daughter’s Bakery came to be and where it’s going – hello 30A! God has his hand on this family, and I can’t wait to watch and see where He directs them next. I have no doubt they will listen and follow Him. I walked away from this conversation inspired to live freely, take daring risks, and live an adventure – you won’t want to miss this episode!
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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...