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The Power of Your Worship & Praise

Beth Jones International SpeakerJun 01, 2023

Back in school: What are you learning?

Back in school: What are you learning?

It's back to school time, which is always exciting for kids buying new supplies. I feel the same way as a business owner, buying new office supplies. I'm like a kid in a candy shop when the stores have school supplies sales! My challenge and question for you this week is what are you learning?

I'm doing two new things lately: I recently began attending a new church and joined a ladies' Bible study, which is on Sally Clarkson's book, Own Your Life, and I'm leading a Progress Pod for my writing coaches CJ and Shelley Hitz's Christian Book Academy membership site for writers.

Richard Ralston created the idea and the software of Progress Pods, with the pod participants taking The Next Tiny Step to reach their dreams and goals and to be accountable to others.

God wants us to continually learn and grow, not stagnate, in our walk with Him. We're all "back in school," learning new things!


Scriptures from today's episode:

Proverbs 1:5

Proverbs 18:15

1 John 2:27

Richard Ralston

Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love by Sally Clarkson


Beth M. Jones is an International Speaker, Author, and Coach, wife to fire chief-paramedic Ray, and mom of 3 beautiful daughters, Heather, Eden, and Leah. Her mission is encouraging others to use their gifts for God's glory, fulfilling their purpose, and living a life they love.

You can find out more about Beth's speaking at her website and blog at

Beth's Amazon Author Page where you'll find the books that she has written is at

Want to write your book or to step out publicly speaking? Beth offers coaching for aspiring speakers and writers at

Subscribe to Beth's YouTube Channel for her vlogs & videos at

Sep 13, 202312:36
Broken beautiful sea glass
Aug 18, 202308:10
Life's storms: Get plugged into the Holy Spirit
Jul 31, 202321:20
Do you need a miracle today?
Jul 02, 202306:54
Why your prayer hasn't been answered - sin. But God will forgive you!

Why your prayer hasn't been answered - sin. But God will forgive you!

Have you been praying and praying for something and your prayer hasn't been answered? It feels as if there is a brass ceiling over your prayers. One reason that your prayer may not have been answered is sin. Isaiah 59:2, NKJV, says, "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear." Psalm 66:18 says, "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear."

In the article 4 Things That Will Hinder Your Prayers (September 29, 2018), Greg Laurie writes, ""Regard" means to "cling to or hold on to." If you're practicing sin as a Christian, it will bring your prayer life to a screeching halt."

The good news is that God forgives sin. I'm living proof of this! You can read my story in my powerful book, available for sale on Amazon, Promises In The Dark: One Woman's Search for Authentic Love. God will forgive any sin that you've committed (other than blasphemy of the Holy Spirit - Matthew 12:31). God's mercies are new each morning, so we can get a fresh start with Him and others every day! (Lamentations 3:22-23)

If you have been praying and your prayer(s) hasn't been answered yet, I encourage you to repent and ask God's forgiveness. He will move Heaven and Earth to help you. He wants you to live a blessed, full, abundant life, empowered by His Holy Spirit. (John 10:10)

Promises In The Dark: One Woman's Search for Authentic Love (Beth M. Jones)

Podcast cover art by Jeremy Perkins @ Unsplash


Contact Beth M. Jones to speak at your women's conference, retreat, or online event at

Find all the books that Beth has written at her Amazon Author Page at

Watch and subscribe to Beth's vlogs and videos on her YouTube Channel at

Jun 12, 202313:15
The Power of Your Worship & Praise

The Power of Your Worship & Praise

Did you know that your worship and praise of God is spiritual warfare against the enemy, Satan? Last night I had a dream about this. I was having (hosting) a women's conference. I was getting dressed and ready for the conference with makeup and lipgloss and looking into the mirror. I feel this part of the dream symbolizes our need to always be prepared and be ready to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others (1 Peter 3:15, NKJV). We also need to daily put on the armor of God. (Ephesians 6:10-18, NKJV)

The scene in the dream shifted. I and the women at the conference were walking down a dirt road. I could sense the spiritual warfare all around us. I began to worship and praise God, singing, and led the women with the worship and praise. Each day you and I face spiritual warfare as Christian believers, but we have the victory through our faith in Jesus. Worship and praise are powerful weapons against the enemy, Satan. That was the end of the dream.

The verses I shared in this podcast are Joshua Chapter 6 (about the wall of Jericho falling); 2 Chronicles 20:22, ESV; Acts 16:25-26, ESV; Psalm 95:6, ESV; and Psalm 100:4, ESV.

Podcast image cover art: Matt Botsford @ Unsplash


To learn more about spiritual warfare, here is the link to Beth's book, The Hands of a Woman: Everyday Women in Everyday Battles, available for sale at Amazon:

You can find out more about Beth M. Jones' speaking for women's conferences, retreats, and online events at her website and blog at:

Check out the books that Beth has written at her Amazon Author Page at

Watch Beth's vlogs and videos on her YouTube Channel, like, and subscribe at

Jun 01, 202308:55
Why hasn't your prayer been answered?

Why hasn't your prayer been answered?

May 22, 202310:42
God hears you when you pray (your authority in prayer)
May 11, 202317:28
Your faith in Jesus and prayer (National Day of Prayer)
May 05, 202315:44
Light and Darkness: Shine like the stars
Apr 26, 202308:09
Open and closed doors

Open and closed doors

Apr 07, 202308:39
What legacy are you leaving?
Mar 17, 202308:42
Asbury Revival: Revive my heart, Lord

Asbury Revival: Revive my heart, Lord

You have probably heard about the Asbury revival at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. Students were gathering in the chapel for a regular chapel service and a few lingered. Then what happened is the presence of God fell upon the students. Services have been ongoing for about 11 days, for 24/7. People have been coming from across the USA and the world to participate in corporate worship, praise, prayer, and repentance. Young people and old are worshiping and praising God and repenting of their sins. It has been amazing to watch, which you can see on YouTube videos. Revival starts with you and me. What needs reviving in your life and in mine? Podcast cover art by Rachel Walker at Unsplash. 

Feb 20, 202311:14
Diana Journy: How to love when it's hard to love someone
Feb 14, 202337:29
Prayer for Turkey and Syria earthquake

Prayer for Turkey and Syria earthquake

Turkey and Syria had a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. According to news report at the time of this video, over 2,300 people have died and over 7.600 have been injured with numbers expected to be much higher. Buildings and homes have collapsed and 100's of people are believed to be buried under the rubble. Snow from a winter storm is hampering rescue efforts. I've been praying and felt led to do a Zoom prayer recording for the people of Turkey and Syria. The Scriptures I shared in this video are below:

"For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved." (Romans 10:13, NKJV)

"He sent forth His word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions." (Psalm 107:20)

"For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone." (Psalm 91:11-12)

The books I wrote on prayer and prophecy that I mentioned at the end of this video are Walking With God and Walking With God: In the Prophetic Lifestyle, available for sale at Amazon.

Walking With God (prayer)

Walking With God: In the Prophetic Lifestyle (prophecy)

Turkey and Syria, I am interceding for you. Remember that God loves you so much. My prayer is for miracles for you and that you will call upon the name of the LORD Jesus Christ and be saved, and for God to restore all that has been stolen from you.


Cover Photo by Dave Goudreau @ Unsplash      


Beth Jones is an International Speaker and Author of 27 books, wife to fire chief-paramedic Ray, and mom of 3 beautiful daughters, Heather, Eden, and Leah. Her mission is encouraging others to use their gifts for God's glory, fulfilling their purpose, and living a life they love. Through personal coaching and online trainings, she also helps aspiring speakers and authors to share their hearts' unique, powerful messages.

You can find out more about Beth's speaking at women's conferences, retreats, and online events at her website and blog at

Beth's Amazon Author page where you'll find all the books that she has written is at 

Beth's podcast is at

You can follow Beth on Twitter @bethmjones and on Instagram @beth_mjones.

Feb 06, 202311:08
My dream - Assistant at a wedding. How can we serve God?

My dream - Assistant at a wedding. How can we serve God?

Last night I had a dream that I was an assistant to a pastor at a wedding. I believe the dream is prophetic that Jesus is soon returning and that we're to always be ready for Him. (Revelation 19:7-9, ESV) I believe it also means that we need to serve (assist) God. In the dream, there was a little girl in a pew in front of me. She was pretty and she was smiling. Jesus said in Matthew 19:14, ESV, "...but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the Kingdom of Heaven." How can we serve God today? Jesus put a towel around His waist and washed each of His disciples' feet at the Last Supper. (John 13) He did this as an example to you and me to serve God and others. Today, who can you and I help, encourage, pray for, give money to, and bless? Podcast cover art: Photo by Katherine Conrad @Unsplash 

Jan 31, 202308:54
Say yes

Say yes

What do you want to say yes to in 2023? This was a question that I heard this week on K-Love Radio Station. When K-Love's staff asked their listeners this, the top 3 answers were traveling, friendships, and social activities. What do you want to do this new year? What do you also need to say no to? This is just as important as the yes question. Most of all, what does God want you to say yes to this year (or no to)? Pray and journal about these questions. You might also talk with your spouse, a friend, a therapist, a pastor, or a coach. Start today, right now. Live a life that you love. 


"You can only get more in life by saying yes." (Marshall Sylver)

"Destiny is saying yes to the calling we were born with." (Alberto Villodo)

"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure." (Joseph Campbell)

A great Scripture to reflect on is Ephesians 3:20, The Message: "God can do anything, you know --far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around, but by working with us, His Spirit."

Podcast cover photo by Drahomir Posteby-Mach @Unsplash

Jan 19, 202309:31
Reset 2023: Be in tune with God and decluttering, organizing, & cleaning

Reset 2023: Be in tune with God and decluttering, organizing, & cleaning

At the beginning of each year, many people do a "Reset." This can be in any area of your life. Did you know that each new year, and even each new day or hour, you can "reset" with God - through prayer? I've been praying about what God has for me this new year in 2023 and encourage you to do the same. Our hearts and our lives can become in tune with God's will, just as our daughter Leah tunes her violin to produce the right sound and to play beautifully. What is out of tune in your life?

I also created a vlog on decluttering, organizing, and decluttering for 2023 that you can watch on YouTube, with text and good music. You can find it here:

You can reset in the areas of your daily time with God, your relationships, your health, your finances/business, and more. God can help you to do this. The year 2023 can be your and my best year yet! God wants to give you a blessed, abundant life. 

Patty Fagan's book mentioned on this episode, Healing Miracle Secrets, is available for sale on Amazon:

My newest book, Walking With God: In the Prophetic Lifestyle, is now published as a Kindle eBook and available for sale on Amazon for just $2.99:. It made #1 in the category of Christian Prophet on Kindle eBooks!

Podcast episode art photo by Jenny Ueberberg on Unsplash

Jan 10, 202319:03
My one word for 2023: Light. What is yours?

My one word for 2023: Light. What is yours?

Right before the beginning of each year, I pray and ask God for a "one word" as a theme for the new year. I used to do new year's resolutions, but would break them within the first month (or the first week!). My one word for 2023 is "Light." The Scripture verses for this word are Daniel 12:3 and John 1:5. What is your one word for 2023? Do you do new year's resolutions, a one word, or both? Do you create new dreams and new goals? I pray that you have a blessed, exciting, peaceful, joyful, healthy, and prosperous new year and your family! Podcast cover photo by Alexander Andrews @ Unsplash.

Jan 02, 202306:08
Where do we turn for help in this busy month?

Where do we turn for help in this busy month?

This month has been crazy-busy already and we’re not even through December yet! Christmas shopping, mailing packages and Christmas cards, preparing for holiday dinners and parties with family and friends, it can get so busy and even overwhelming at times. Where do we turn for help in this hectic season? To God! Listen as Beth Jones shares a devotional from the book, The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie on December 12, about simply asking God for help…and seeing how that can take us anywhere! The verse for today’s podcast is Psalm 121:1-2, NIV.
Dec 13, 202210:07
Jonah: Are you running to or from God?

Jonah: Are you running to or from God?

Has God ever told you to do something and you disobeyed, from fear, insecurity, pride, or another reason? Jonah did this when God told him to go to the wicked city of Nineveh and preach to them to repent of their sins. Instead of obeying, Jonah ran away from God's presence to board a ship going to Tarshish, and went down to the lowest part of the ship. God sent a great wind on the sea, and there was a tempest, and the ship was about to be broken up due to Jonah's disobedience, risking the lives of the mariners on board. In this episode, I share about this powerful lesson from the book of Jonah. God desires to save and not destroy people. Podcast Cover Art Photo by Gabriel Dizzi @ Unsplash.

Nov 14, 202212:21
Interview with Barbara Miller
Oct 17, 202223:15
Interview with Joey A. Perry, Sr. (One Less Grain of Sand: Fulfill God's Purposes While You Have Time)

Interview with Joey A. Perry, Sr. (One Less Grain of Sand: Fulfill God's Purposes While You Have Time)

In an hourglass, the sands fall quickly and can never be retrieved. So it is with our time here on this earth. We need to use our time wisely, to live for the glory of God. In this episode, Beth M. Jones interviews Joey A. Perry, Sr., about his book, One Less Grain of Sand: Fulfill God's Purposes While You Have Time, available for sale at Amazon.

Joey A. Perry, Sr. has taught the Word of God since 1982. During that time, he has instructed students in the following areas: Sunday school (children and adults), Vacation Bible school (children), Men's Ministry, Youth Ministry, and the True Love Waits (sexual abstinence for teens) program. He believes God has called him to promote the spiritual growth and maturity of Christians through teaching and writing. He has published three books: Parenting Lessons from God, the Perfect Parent; Pressing on Toward Maturity: Seven Biblical Truths for Spiritual Growth; and One Less Grain of Sand: Fulfill God's Purposes While You Have Time! 

He lives in Texas and is active in his church's Men's Ministry, Marriage Ministry, and Sunday school. He is married, and he and his wife, Vanessa, have three adult sons. 

Do you know what your purpose from God is? Are you walking in it today? 

Oct 10, 202216:44
Are you a vessel of honor?

Are you a vessel of honor?

Are you a vessel of honor or dishonor? The Bible verse 2 Timothy 2:20-21 tells us that there are vessels for honor and dishonor. As Christian believers, we need to be people of honor, holy and useful for God our Master, prepared for every good work. The word honor means to have a good name or public esteem, to be a person of superior standing (moral excellence), to be trustworthy, reliable, and dependable, to be honest, and to be a person of love because God is love (Love entails honor). Other verses in today's podcast are Hebrews 13:8 (God doesn't change); God doesn't lie (Numbers 23:19); and God is Love (1 John 4:20-21). 

Aug 29, 202205:37
Dream big then do it (My Destin beach, Florida trip)

Dream big then do it (My Destin beach, Florida trip)

Do you have a dream in your heart, whether big or small? Do you feel that your dream has been delayed? Don't give up; don't stop dreaming! Dream big because we serve a big God! I've been dreaming and praying for over 3 years to travel to Destin beach, Florida. It is the setting for the first fiction book that I wrote called Storm Tossed (available for sale at Amazon). Destin beach is gorgeous with soft, white sand and clear, blue-green water. I just returned from a week-long trip to Destin beach. I desperately needed this time of relaxation after a very stressful year. I had an amazing, fun time and I give Jesus Christ all the praise and glory! In this podcast, I share about my trip there: how I used Uber to get from the airport to my beautiful Air BnB; relaxing on the beach; going to Publix for groceries, bottled water, my chair and mat for the beach; and different restaurants with delicious food. At about the 12 minute mark, I share about praying for the people of Destin and Florida. At about the 15-18 minute marks, I share about witnessing to an Uber driver who was talking about reincarnation and for a sick woman at the Destin airport. I was also able to work on my business of speaking and writing while there. God can make your dreams come true, too. Keep praying and believing! 

Aug 25, 202219:59
Celebrity Deaths: Life after death

Celebrity Deaths: Life after death

Where do we go when we die? Do we have nine lives like they say cats have? Are we reincarnated into a lion, a tiger, an elephant, or something else? Is there nothing and this life is all there is? In the news this week, there have been two famous celebrities who died, actress/singer Olivia Newton John (who co-starred with John Travolta in the 1978 movie hit, Grease), and Nichelle Nichols, who starred in the tv series and subsequent movies, Star Trek. Also, the American actress, voice actress, writer, and producer Anne Heche drove her car at a high speed into a Los Angeles residential house, catching the car and the house on fire. The news reports that the owner of the house narrowly escaped physical harm being a few feet away in the house from the crash. Anne is in the ICU in critical condition in a coma now, with burns that will need surgery and a significant pulmonary injury, requiring mechanical ventilation. So tragic. No matter how wealthy and famous you are, no matter how smart, how much you have accomplished in this world, all men and women are equal before God. One day we will all face God alone in judgment. The only thing that truly matters right now is your relationship with Jesus Christ. Podcast cover image source: Photo by Rebecca Peterson-Hall on Unsplash. 

Aug 09, 202213:15
Diane Bishop, Realtor - God's Anointing for Business (Women in Biz series)

Diane Bishop, Realtor - God's Anointing for Business (Women in Biz series)

Did you know that God never intended us to use our spiritual gifts, talents, and skills just for inside the four walls of the Church? He desires that we use them for His glory and to help and bless others out in the marketplace! In this podcast episode, I interview realtor Diane Bishop about God's desire for marketplace ministry. She shares exciting stories of how she and her husband Herb Bishop use their spiritual gifts to advance God's Kingdom in their realtor business. "It's not just about selling houses, but about building relationships," she says. Join me as I interview Diane about her powerful story: a wife in a deeply troubled marriage with four kids, a mentor at church giving her life-giving words of wisdom that turned the trajectory of Diane's life, going through a divorce she didn't want, and finally marrying her soul-mate Herb and them walking in unity, experiencing God's abundant blessings. God wants to powerfully use you and your gifts, too, to make an impact in the marketplace and to shower you with blessings. 

Aug 01, 202237:55
A beautiful tapestry. Podcast interview with Jane VanOsdol (Women in Biz series).
Jul 25, 202225:15
Joycelynn Harrell: Transitioning from a career (J-O-B) to entrepreneurship. (Women in Biz series)
Jul 20, 202231:48
What will it take to live your great story?

What will it take to live your great story?

This week I received in the mail a pretty wall decor with an inscription which reads, "Live a great story." On it are two dandelion flowers, with one of the dandelion's seeds blowing in the wind. Wouldn't it be great if it was that easy for our wishes and dreams to come true? What will it take for you and me to live our great story? How will you and I get there? 

Is it sharing with someone about Jesus, leading him or her to salvation? Is it traveling all over the world (my big dream!)? Is it adopting a child (or a pet)? Getting fit and healthy? Creating a ministry for pregnant teens, single moms, or men in prison? Starting a new job or career? Regret or envy are not good life companions. 

We have this one life to live. I have a motto, "Dream big because we serve a big God!" I am living proof of dreams and prayers coming true. Do your dreams; don't wait! 

Psalm 18:24 The Message says, "God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to His eyes." God can rewrite your story in amazing. Let's start now! 

Image cover resource: Etienne Girardet at Unsplash.

Jul 12, 202211:26
Sharon Rose Gibson: The Power of Your Story (Women in Biz series)

Sharon Rose Gibson: The Power of Your Story (Women in Biz series)

Everyone has stories to tell. Jesus told parables (stories) to His disciples to teach truth, to inspire, and to give hope. Do you know your family's stories? Are they written down so they can be passed on? What is your own story? What life lessons and wisdom do you have to share in your story? You can leave a legacy that your children, your grandchildren, and others will treasure. In this episode, I interview Sharon Rose Gibson about the power of your story. Sharon's parents' stories and her own story living in the Congo in Africa are exciting, with them even facing gunpoint and God miraculously protecting their lives, while others were killed. 

She is the daughter of African missionaries in the Congo, was a student in Kenya, Africa, and graduated from a USA high school and the University of Kansas, with a degree in Speech Communications and Human Relations. Sharon has been published in books and magazines, is an author herself of four books, and is the creator of the online writing course, How to Write for Fun and Profit. 

Sharon's work experience includes election to the House of Representatives in a Midwestern State, a retail gift store owner, a teacher at a Ranch for men from Skid Row L.A., California, a product manager in the marketing department of a large greeting card company, and the Director of Communications for a non-profit ministry. She adopted seven teens from poverty backgrounds. At the present time, she serves as a substitute teacher, is an author, and teaches aspiring authors. 

Sharon's website is at She has a blog to encourage people in their writing,

Jul 05, 202231:15
What would your best life possible be like?

What would your best life possible be like?

What would your best life possible be like? I was listening to K-LOVE Christian radio station in our truck driving one day, when the DJ asked this question. In this episode, I tell about God's calling for me in 1989 during a suicidal depression in Olathe, Kansas, and the Bible chapter He gave me as my life's purpose, Isaiah 61. I also share about what my best life possible is, including spending time with my precious beautiful daughters; my marriage to be happier; divine health for me and my family; my friends; making an eternal impact; and traveling (I share about the different nations where I and my family have been and want to go). What does your best life possible look like?

Jun 29, 202214:53
A lesson in grace: House-sitting and puppy-sitting

A lesson in grace: House-sitting and puppy-sitting

For the last 9 days, I've been house-sitting and puppy-sitting for our daughter Heather, who drove with her fiance Andy and his 3 kids, Kelsey, Kayden, and Eian from Belton, Missouri (a suburb of Kansas City) to Gulf Shores, Alabama and then Pensacola, Florida, for a beach vacation. Before she left, Heather asked me to house-sit and puppy-sit her mixed breed, female puppy, Angel while they were gone. This saved them a ton of money not having to put Angel in a vet kennel 24/7 for over a week. I did this because I love my daughter Heather so much and I did it as unto the Lord as an act of service. There were many challenges for different reasons, and this was a VERY stressful week. It was a lesson in grace and endurance. But I have no regrets, because Heather really needed this fun vacation and R & R! Listen as I share what happened this week, including the trouble with the puppy eating, a heat advisory all week (and having to keep Angel in the house most of the time), my granddaughter Violet's car battery dying and needing a jump, the garbage disposal breaking and water pouring onto the cabinet floor, and more! Please keep me in your prayers as I am home now and need refilling. I'm praying to go on my own relaxing beach vacation to Destin, Florida soon! 

Jun 20, 202215:10
Shelby B. Ketchen: Get the "tech" help you need if you feel frazzled and frustrated
Jun 13, 202218:54
Doreen Penner: Get clear & be confident (Women in Biz series)
Jun 06, 202216:60
Interview with Diane Cunningham Ellis: Catch on & stay on fire (Women in Biz series)

Interview with Diane Cunningham Ellis: Catch on & stay on fire (Women in Biz series)

Several years ago, I noticed someone creating intriguing posts, videos, and live streams on Facebook. She was and is on fire! She is a Christian believer, is beautiful inside and out, encourages me and kicks my butt when needed --she is my business coach, Diane Cunningham Ellis! Listen as Diane shares her mission to inspire women to dream big, catch on fire, and change the world. Diane is a business strategist, coach, speaker, and author. She shares her mishaps, as well as her many wins, on the journey of becoming an entrepreneur---and the importance of not ever quitting if this is your calling! She vulnerably tells pieces of her recovery journey, such as her client committing suicide, the family suing, and Diane losing her counseling license; becoming sober from alcoholism and other addictions; her struggling with money and mindset issues but to go on to create a successful national membership and an elite mastermind inner circle; and more good stuff. Join me and Diane as she moves you with her brave story.

May 30, 202214:37
Therapist Maria Willis: You can reach your dreams, even with mental health struggles (Women in Biz series)

Therapist Maria Willis: You can reach your dreams, even with mental health struggles (Women in Biz series)

In this encouraging episode, I interview a very special guest - my beautiful, precious sister, Maria Willis. Maria has a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling and is a therapist in Valdosta, Georgia. She has worked for her company for eight years. Maria counsels families, and offers parenting education, substance abuse counseling, domestic violence counseling, and does assessments on clients who are coming into the system. She is employed by a company who works with families who have Child Protective Services involvement. Maria shares how often people who struggle with mental illness/mental health issues feel alone and struggle to reach out for help. She tells the powerful story of counseling a married couple with a strife-filled relationship (who were even cursing each other and throwing things at each other!). The tools Maria gave this couple helped to heal their marriage. Maria also shares why mental illness/mental health issues can stop someone from achieving his/her dreams and God-given purpose. She gives the hope that through faith in Jesus Christ and by using counseling tools, healing is possible and you can reach your dreams and achieve success!

May 25, 202221:31
Dana Arcuri: Trusting in God's Unknown Territory (Women in Biz series)
May 24, 202225:56
Women in Business Kickoff

Women in Business Kickoff

I’m excited to announce my Women in Business podcast series is now kicking off. An entrepreneur is defined as someone starting a new business with a greater than normal financial risk. He or she starts a business from an idea or a product created and reaping the reward. There are stress and challenges, but also exciting adventures. The Proverbs 31 woman is an example of a great business woman. I share about why I have my own biz and other jobs I’ve had. Are you a woman with your own biz? How is it going?
May 12, 202216:11
10 Tips for Mental Health Well-Being (Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Defamation Trial)
May 04, 202216:47
When you feel pressed on all sides. The crushing of grapes into fine wine.

When you feel pressed on all sides. The crushing of grapes into fine wine.

Do you ever feel surrounded? Wondering what in the world is going on here? Whether it's a marriage on the brink of divorce, a prodigal spouse or child, an alcoholic or drug addict in your family, health issues, financial stress, a job loss or unemployment, it seems that so much is happening in your life. In this episode, I share about the crushing and the pressing of grapes in order to make fine wine. When you feel that life is crushing you, remember that God is after something--to make fine wine out of you and your life. The romance movie which I highly recommended on this podcast, showing women stomping and dancing on grapes, is A Walk In The Clouds with Keanu Reeves. The book excerpt that I share about on this podcast is from Crushing: God Turns Pressure Into Power, by T. D. Jakes. The blog post I reference is The Crush is the first step into turning grapes into wine, by Laura Burgess. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 NLT and Isaiah 53:5 NKJV.

Apr 26, 202213:54
Testing mobile app for Record With Friends

Testing mobile app for Record With Friends

Testing Anchor’s mobile app to begin using the Record With Friends feature. I’d like to begin interviewing Christian speakers, authors, coaches, and other entrepreneurs to encourage you to use your gifts for God and to make an impact.
Apr 24, 202200:51
When life throws you a curve ball
Apr 19, 202211:12
Passion Week. Trust in Jesus for your day to day life.
Apr 12, 202210:21
Knock, knock. Letting Jesus in.

Knock, knock. Letting Jesus in.

One thing I love to get is a knock at the front door and it's the Amazon delivery driver with a package for me! This week I got a package and outside the bubble-wrapped envelope it read, "Knock, knock. I'm here." So cute and creative! This reminded me immediately of the verse in Revelation 3:20, where Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart and wanting to be invited in. Timely words, as I just received texts and emails from my family and my friends with serious prayer requests. Jesus wants you and me to let Him in to help us with our struggles--and to give us the desires of our hearts. 

Apr 06, 202206:56
A miracle (my iPhone pics restored). Press on.
Mar 29, 202213:54
Do you want to be used in amazing ways by God?

Do you want to be used in amazing ways by God?

Welcome to my first podcast at Anchor! My mission is encouraging women to use their spiritual gifts for God's glory, fulfilling their great purpose, and living a life they love. I help aspiring speakers and authors to share their hearts' powerful messages. God wants to use YOU in amazing ways! It is always an exciting adventure with God when we walk in obedience to Him. 

Mar 09, 202202:28
Jesus is the anchor
Mar 09, 202209:26
Love, The Most Powerful Force
Feb 09, 202208:08
2022 and White As Snow (A Brand New Start)

2022 and White As Snow (A Brand New Start)

I love the beginning of each new year. It’s like a brand-new, fresh start with God. My ”one word” for 2022 that God gave me is ”miracles.” I believe He is going to do miracles in 2022 and give you, me, and those we love serendipity - which means ”pleasant surprises”! God loves us so much and will forgive us of any sin if we ask Him and have faith in Jesus. His forgiveness covers us like the beautiful, white snow covers the ground today in Missouri.
Jan 15, 202218:10