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This week my guest is a fellow podcaster, Hunter Beless.  Hunter is a military wife, mom of two little girls, and host of The Journey Women podcast.  Obviously, we had a a lot in common to discuss about motherhood and podcasting, but she also shared about her (unexpected) life, living on a military base.

Hunter is passionate about the bible and mentoring woman through the guests on her podcast in various areas of faith.  We chatted about surrendering control as moms, feeling called to start something, but also knowing that her calling as a wife and mom takes precedent over everything else.  I loved getting to know Hunter, and I was so encouraged by our conversation to keep seeking God above all else, and He will direct our steps.

Links:

https://journeywomenpodcast.com

Journey Women on Instagram

April McKinney on Instagram

Date posted: February 20, 2018 | Author: | No Comments »

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tanyagodsey

 

 

Singer/Songwriter Tanya Godsey is my guest this week, and our conversation included some topics that we’ve never discussed on 20,000 Words before!  She shared wisdom and insight from her life as a woman of color and growing up in a immigrant community, as well as her experience as the spouse of someone suffering from depression.  I was so thankful for her vulnerability, she is obviously a woman of God, seeking him in all she does.

She is also a mom of 2, so we discussed what “Soul Care” looks like for her.  Share this with a friend and go find Tanya over on website and social media, linked below!  She is such a talented lady, and I was honored to have her on the show!

Links

http://www.tanyagodsey.com

Tanya in Instagram

Tanya’s Spiritual Director: AmberNest.com

April on Instagram

 

Date posted: February 6, 2018 | Author: | No Comments »

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corisalchert

 

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!

Links:

Cori’s Facebook Page

“I Will Love You Forever” by Cori Salchert

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Date posted: January 23, 2018 | Author: | No Comments »

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favorite things

 

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!

Links to Sibi’s Favorite ” Christmas” Things

Williams Sonoma Cookie Decorating Kit

Target Gold Coffee Scoop with Starbucks Christmas Blend

Anything Joe Malone!

Sephora – Julliette Has a Gun Sampler

Nutcracker Ballet at TPAC: https://patron.tpac.org/events/detail/nutcracker-2017-ballet

Whole Foods Gingerbread Houses

Date posted: December 14, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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Lisabevere

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!

Show Links:

http://messengerinternational.org/lisabevere/

Lizzy the Lionesshttps://www.amazon.com/Lizzy-Lioness-Lisa-Bevere/dp/0718096584

 

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

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