Mary & Martha PodcastMar 02, 2023
Rejoice in Hope
We are back!!! In this episode, Kisha and Christina discuss the importance of hope, patience, and prayer.
Scripture: Romans 12:12 CSB Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.
The Whole You
When we think of a fresh start it is important to make sure your soul, mind, and body are all in alignment. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about our body's role in the midst of a fresh start.
Faith Over Feelings
Feelings are real. Feelings are valid. To feel is to be human. But what happens when your feeling are outweighing what you believe. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about why it's important to intentionally live our lives through our faith and not just our feelings.
Scripture: John 18:10 CSB
Not the hero. I'm the help.
Women are superheroes. But sometimes being a superhero can be draining. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the importance of being the help.
Scripture: Luke 1:38 CSB
A Fresh Start
Weeeeeeeee'rrrrrrreeeee back!!!! We are so excited to be coming back to our tribe for season four! We believe in fresh starts and are so excited about experiencing this fresh start with all of you. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about Mary mother of Jesus, one of our favorite women of the Bible. Her fresh start and what it means for all of us to walk into something new.
A Fresh Start Devotional (7 days): https://my.bible.com/users/shakishao/reading-plans/29384-prayers-for-a-fresh-start/subscription/766461472/day/1
How would you live your life if you had no limits? In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about what to do when life is crushing everything around you and how to refocus yourself and center God in the middle of what looks like chaos.
Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-11 CSB
Get your people.
Money Mindsets Matter: Lydia's Story
Money is not the root of all evil. People misinterpret 1 Timothy 6:10 all too often. How we think about money is often connected to how we utilize the resource that God gives us. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the story of Lydia and why it's so important to change your mindset on money.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:10 CSB, Acts 16:11-15 CSB
It's not just what you say, it's when you say it
A word spoken at the right time can heal someone. In this episode, Kisha and Christina discuss the power of what you say and when you say it.
We have reached our 100th episode!!! To celebrate, join us as we walk down memory lane of the last two years. Also, find out what's in store for the future of the Mary and Martha Podcast!
The imagery in Proverbs is so poetic. Especially as it calls for wisdom to bring people together. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the importance of answering wisdom's call and the seven pillars everyone has in their lives.
Scripture: Proverbs 9: 1-6 CSB
Proverbs: Wisdom and Vulnerability
Intentional About My Circle
We've been intentional about God and ourselves and now it's time to get intentional about our circle. In this episode, Kisha and Christina discuss what it means to show up for your friends.
Scripture: John 15:9-17 CSB
Intentional About ME!
We are intentional about so many things but are we intentional about what serves us specifically? In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about getting intentional about you!
Scripture: Galatians 5: 14-22 CSB
Have Several Seats
Warning: If you are like us, this episode will read your whole life. In this episode, we talk about the importance of recognizing when God is present and positioning yourself properly to hear from Him.
Scripture: Luke 10: 38-42 CSB
Energy and Intentions
I had to rest like this to rise like this
In order to prepare for what God is bringing into your life, you have to master the mission of rest. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about why you can't live without rest.
Scripture: Luke 1: 56 CSB
Focus on the Gifts
When a Sword Pierces Your Soul (Mary and Suffering)
Everybody has something that they have suffered through and maybe currently suffering through. In this episode, Kisha and Christina look at the life of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and how she persevered through suffering.
Scripture: Luke 2:34-35; Romans 8:18
Support the Healthy Babies Project! http://bit.ly/healthybabieschristmas
When it's Okay to be Overshadowed
We often think of being overshadowed as a bad thing. When you allow God to overshadow you, it makes your life that much better. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the power of being overshadowed by God.
Healthy Babies Project: https://www.healthybabiesproject.org/
Baby Shower: bit.ly/healthybabieschristmas
ENOUGH with Enough
The One Thing To Be Thankful For
Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on what God has done in our lives over the past year. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about how to be thankful when everything around you looks different than you expected.
Scripture: Psalms 9: 1-2
Getting to "We Over Me" Part Two with Christian Therapist Erica St. Bernard
The conversation isn't done yet! Join Kisha and Christina as they continue their conversation with Christian Counselor Erica St. Bernard about her new book "We Over Me: Principles for Marital Partnership."
Getting to "We Over Me" with Christian Therapist Erica St. Bernard
Relationships can be challenging. In this episode, Kisha and Christina chat with our favorite Christian Counselor, Erica St. Bernard, about her new book, "We Over Me: Principles for Marital Partnership." Whether you are married, engaged, in a relationship, dating, or desire partnership, you don't want to miss this conversation and, most importantly, this book!
Get the book: https://yourlifeswell.com/shop/
Time and Chance Happen to Them All
You can't work your way into God's favor. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the comfort in knowing that God's will is always in control.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:11 CSB
Gifts From the Spirit VIII- Unleashing our dreams and gifts with Michelle McKinney
Even when you know what your gifts are, it may be hard to figure out where to get started. In this episode, Kisha and Christina have the privilege of talking with Dreams Unleashed Founder and CEO Michelle McKinney. It's time for us to stop playing small and start unleashing our gifts into the World.
Want to know more about Michelle? Head over to www.dreams-unleashed.com today!
Gifts of the Spirit VII: Faith Made Flesh
God works miracles through people. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about how to place yourself in a position to have God work through you.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:10; Acts 14: 8-10 CSB
Gifts From the Spirit VI- Discerning Spirits
How do wisdom and discernment show up in your spiritual gifts? In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the gift of discernment and how we are to use it to serve others and ourselves.
Scripture: Ephesians 5: 6-10 CSB
Church announcements: Dear Mama https://howardcounty.librarycalendar.com/events/dear-mama
Gifts From the Spirit V- Leadership Goals
Did you know that the gift of pastoring is actually the gift of shepherding? In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the gift of being a great leader and principles good leaders stand on.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11; Galatians 2: 11-16 CSB
Spiritual Gifts Test: https://zionchurch.org/giftstest
We Before Me by Erica St. Bernard https://yourlifeswell.com/shop/
Gifts From the Spirit IV- Close Calls
The gift of Exhortation is more than just being a hype (wo)man. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the importance of calling people up through exhortation.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1: 1-17 CSB
Church announcements: Erica St. Bernard We Over Me. https://yourlifeswell.com/shop/
Gifts From the Spirit III- Hope Dealers
These days, it is so hard to put our hope in a better future but as Christians, we are called to overflow with hope. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the gift of hope and the importance of spreading it to serve others.
Scripture: Romans 15: 13; 8: 23- 25.
Have you taken your spiritual gifts test? https://zionchurch.org/giftstest
Zion Church Women's Conference: https://hopin.to/events/woman-up-tap-into-your-power
The Real OG: The Holy Spirit
One of the best gifts that God has given us is the gift of the Holy Spirit. In this episode in part 2 of the Spiritual Gifts series, Kisha and Christina talk about the OG, the Holy Spirit.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12:1- 11; Acts 1:4-5; 1 Corinthians 2:6-13; Romans 8:26; Galatians 5: 16-18
Gifts From the Spirit I
The Holy Spirit has given us all certain gifts at specific times in order to serve other people. Kisha and Christina are diving deep into these gifts and what they mean for us as we walk in our purpose.
Conversation about "Taking Your Thought Captive" with Jada Edwards: znch.org/bcsje
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The Ministry of Mentorship
We talk a lot about the importance of having a mentor to help you reach your goals but how many of us have a mentee who we can point to and signify who we are truly pouring into? In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about Paul and Timothy's mentoring journey and they also get the privilege to interview Aaliyah, a young woman who they mentored when she was a teenager.
Scripture: Philippians 2: 19-23
Episode 75: Kisha Chose to Talk About Love
Love will sometimes require more than what we want to give. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about asking hard questions to yourself and the ones you love and the need to look inward at what we are willing to sacrifice.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13: 8-13 CSB; John 15:9-17 CSB
Church Announcements: Happy fifth anniversary Kisha and Joseph!!!
Three Ways to Stop Being a Know It All
Do you constantly give unsolicited advice? Are you constantly starting sentences with "at my old school"? Do you have friends who are like this? In this episode, we are talking about being a "know it all" and three ways to stop being a "know it all."
One Day at a Time
Joy can be found every day. We just have to be intentional about finding it. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about taking everyday, one day at a time.
Friendship Goals Part IV - Adult Friendships w/Keia and Jenae!
Someone said Jesus' greatest miracle was having 12 close friends in his 30's. Ha! Look, we know that adult friendships are HARD. Hard to find, develop, and grow. But we've been blessed to cultivate some good, Godly girlfriends in our adulthood and we brought them on the podcast to discuss adult friendships! Take a listen to all the gems dropped by our girls, Dr. Keia (of Gettin' Grown Podcast and #TeamTypingFast) and Jenae (the Creative CEO! and dancer extraordinaire!).
Scripture: Exodus 1:15-21 CSB
Church announcements: We're writing a devotional! Keep us in prayer and send any topics you want us to discuss to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friendship Goals III- It's About To Be A Girl Fight! w/ Shamera and Renae
With any relationship conflict is inevitable. We give so much grace to conflicts in romantic relationships and it's so important to understand that we need to keep that same energy with our girlfriends. So to bring this point to life we brought our real-life friends to this episode! If you want to hear all of our business listen to this episode. Ya'll know how friends are...
Scripture: Acts 15:36-41 CSB
Church announcements: Come and join us on Sunday, July 5 at 2 pm for a live virtual episode! https://bit.ly/3gjCGJ1 to sign up.
Friendship Goals Part II- Pray For Your Friends
Friendship Goals Part I
Friendships are some of the most important relationships we have. So why do we treat them so differently than romantic relationships? Join Kisha and Christina as they start a friendship series with a look at one of the most passionate and committed friendships in the Bible.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18: 1-4 CSB; Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 CSB; Genesis 2: 18 CSB
Why Did I Get Married?
In honor of Christina's sixth wedding anniversary, Kisha and Christina talk about what you should think about while you are dating and Biblical principles you can follow to help you stay married.
Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11, Ephesians 6:12, Ephesians 5:33, Romans 8:28, 2 Corinthians 10:12, Matthew 20
Episode 67: Be Still and Know
Sometimes, it's important to just stop and be still. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the importance of being still even when we are in times of trouble.
Scripture: Psalm 46
Episode 66: Take Every Thought Captive
We are under attack and Satan wants to start with our minds. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about how we take our thoughts captive and letting God fight our battles for us.
Church announcements: Zion Church Women's Summer Virtual Book Club selection is Jada Edwards "The Captive Mind." To register, go to znch.org/wbbc to join.
Scripture: Romans 12:2, 1 Peter 2:9, 2 Corinthians 10: 3-5, Psalms 23, 2 Chronicles 20:15
Episode 65: The Power Of Our Stories Live Town Hall with Erica St. Bernard
Our favorite Christian counselour Erica St. Bernard is back to talk about how powerful we are when we talk about our experiences. You don't want to miss her incredible words of wisdom and expertise.
Scripture: Revelations 12:11 CSB
Whispers and Roars
God speaks to us each of us in a different way depending on the posture of our ears. In this episode, Kisha and Christina and their favorite producer Asha, talk about how God speaks to us in whispers and roars.
Reclaiming Our Time (Perspectives from a New Mom)
Reclaiming our time a concept for people looking to make the most of the life God blessed them with, no matter what stage of that life you are in. In this episode, Kisha and Christina talk about the importance of making the most of your time and what Kisha has learned about time management since becoming a mother.
Don't forget to sign up for our watch party and virtual town hall! https://maryandmarthapodcast.typeform.com/to/EFoXlC
The Power of Our Stories
TRIGGER WARNING for the discussion of sexual assault. The courageous voices of women are necessary to push back against the sin and evil of our world. In this episode, Kisha and Christina discuss the sexual assault against Tamar and the impact of using our voice to tell our own stories, reclaim our humanity, and embrace God's character and royalty. This episode was produced in conjunction with Odyssey Impact to close out Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 13:1-20 CSB
Church announcements: We are excited about our new social justice initiative with Odyssey Impact AND WE HAVE A NEW DATE. On May 9, 2020, from 4-6:30 pm, we are hosting a virtual town hall for the movie "The Rape of Recy Taylor." To sign up and receive the link to watch the movie in time for the town hall, email us at email@example.com or register directly at bit.ly/MMPMay9Event
Have you ever had a friend who will agree with anything and everything? Have you ever agreed with something but weren't actually living out what you were touting? In this episode, Kisha and Christina dive into a story in Acts where a young girl co-signed the gospel but was rebuked because she was doing it for the wrong reason.
Scripture: Acts 16: 16-18 CSB
Church announcements: We are excited about our new social justice initiative. On May 2, 2020, from 4-6:30 pm, we are hosting a watch party and town hall for the movie "The Rape of Recy Taylor." For more information or to sign up email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.