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!

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Lizzy the Lioness


Date posted: December 7, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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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:

What makes Katie Feel Beautiful?

Elf Make Up Primer

A Capsule Wardobe

Being in the Scriptures

Show Links:

Dear Mushka

Dear Mushka Instagram

April McKinney’s Instagram

Date posted: November 20, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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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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April’s Instagram

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

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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!

Amazon Links to Katie’s Books:

Kisses From Katie

Daring to Hope


Date posted: September 21, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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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!

Show Notes

There New Church Lady

The Pearl Event

Supernatural Childbirth

Follow April on Instagram

Listen on iTunes or press play on the audio link below!


Date posted: September 7, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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