The Mom Next Door: Stories of Faith
By Pam Fields
Because when we tell of God's faithfulness, we never run out of stories!
#testimonytime #momlife #christianmom #busymom #motherhood #boymom #girlmom #encouragement #christianwomen #titus2
#titus2women #testimony #faithstories #faithful
The Mom Next Door: Stories of FaithSep 23, 2023
164 - The Joy Factor: Discovering Happiness and Abundant Life - Ann Dunagan
Today, Ann shared some incredible insights on finding joy and happiness in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Here are three key takeaways from our conversation:
1️⃣ Embrace Gratitude: even in tough situations.
2️⃣ Trust in God's Timing: He has a plan.
3️⃣ Live with Joy as a Christian Woman: there is no divide between joy and happiness. We embrace joy as a reflection of the good news of Jesus.
Let's live with joy, share good news, and be lights in the world.
The Happy App will be available in your App store soon!
Ann has been a guest on The Mom Next Door: Stories of Faith before. Here are the links to those episodes:
Join Pam and her friends over on Facebook in the Tending Fields Mom's Group
#happy #joyfilled #createdforjoy #livingwithjoy #joyandhappiness #grumpymommy #castyourcares #Godcaresforyou #tiredmom #Christianparenting #titus2mom #joyinserving #gratitude #thankfulhearts
163 - Living with Purpose: Finding Meaning in Every Day - Kim Cusimano
You will be refreshed today as you listen to Kim share her inspiring journey of motherhood. Her commitment to her special needs children has required a shift in her plans but she has embraced them completely. This episode is filled with practical tips and wisdom for your own life as you live as a caregiver to your children, your parents and others in your community.
Get to know Kim a bit more on her website Full Joy Ministries
You can read Kim and Pam's #boymombook stories in Life In the Estrogen Free Zone (affiliate link)
and please, join Pam and her friends on Tending Fields Mom's Group on Facebook.
#motherhood #adoption #specialneeds #adultchildren #mindsetshift #embracinglife #caregivers #noemptynest #godknows #respite #renew #titus2 #mentorme #mentormom
162 - Pray Bold - Rachel Risner
Today, Rachel shares her journey of finding strength in her faith during difficult seasons. We'll dive into the lessons she's learned about relying on God's guidance, the power of prayer, and the inspiring stories of women from scripture. Get ready to be encouraged and inspired as we explore the theme of boldness in prayer and the impact it can have on our lives.
Check out these resources:
She also has a YouTube channel Rachel Risner
You can listen to past Mom Next Door episodes with Rachel right here..
Join the Tending Fields Mom's Group on Facebook
#prayer #prayboldly #boldprayers #prayingchristianwomen #prayingmoms #learningtopray #kingdompurpose #beautyfromashes #godwillequip #vulnerable #transformed #christianwomen #titus2
161 - Flourishing through Change: Finding Purpose and Joy in Every Season of Life - Grace Wabuke Klein
"How do you find purpose? How do you flourish? How do you continue to live out this life that God has for you?... So often when we go through things, Sometimes people can get frozen in either depression or anxiety or put life on pause. And so this really is about living our life." - Grace Wabuke Klein
In today's episode Grace shares from her experiences of walking through various seasons in her life and embracing them as she walks in the promises and purpose that God has for her life. You will be encouraged to make today count as you live for Jesus.
You will want to add her book to your shelf Flourish: Finding Purpose in the Unknown and Unexpected Seasons of Life (affiliate link)
#lettinggo #seasonsoflife #surrender #contentment #faithstory #titus2 #spirituallessons #refinedandrenewed #joyinthewaiting #trustgodwithyourstory #godisfaithful
160 - More Than Just Lessons - Leah Carter
Today, Leah Carter, shares her experiences and insights on raising resilient children who have a genuine, personal relationship with God. She emphasizes the need for parents to actively teach their children about the character of God and the importance of nurturing our own faith as parents and how it impacts our children.
Some resources shared today (affiliate links)
More Than a Story: New Testament by Sally Michael
You Lost Me by David Kinnaman
Barna Research and resilient disciples
Interview with Patty Abel #133 Homeschooling and Beyond
Join Pam, Leah and their friends over on Facebook at Tending Fields Mom's Group
Also follow TendingFields on Instagram to catch new episode releases.
#momtalk #parentingchallenges #christianparenting #prayingcircles #prayingmom #homeschoolmom #homeschoollife #resilientdisciples #teenmissions #getconnected #ownyourfaith #spiritualformation
159 - Prayer: Finding the Right Words - Sharon Czerwien
Sharon Czerwien is a passionate believer in the power of prayer. Over the past year, she has experienced various bumps in life that have taught her the importance of turning to God in times of overwhelming situations.
Despite sometimes feeling at a loss for words, Sharon has come to understand that prayer is the most crucial aspect of navigating through life's challenges. With a renewed focus on prayer, Sharon hopes to inspire others to embrace this spiritual practice and find peace in the midst of life's trials. Sharon has been a guest before. Please listen to Episode #72 Bumps Are Okay
Check out Sharon's website BumpsAreOkay.com
Sharon's books are available on Amazon (affiliate links)
Also mentioned in today's episode
The Ultimate Conversation by Ruth Hovsepian
Life in the Estrogen Free Zone (Pam was a contributing author)
Support for moms in Tending Fields Mom's Group on Facebook
Join the Tending Fields Email list right here
#prayer #intercession #talkingtogod #silentprayer #throughfaith #inthehardtimes #donotbeanxious #breathprayers #teachmetopray
158 - Highlighting the Victory: Overcoming Addiction and Battling Mental Health - Ruthie Hedlund -
Ruthie's journey of faith has been nothing short of extraordinary. We'll be chatting about Ruthie's personal struggles with substance abuse, the pivotal role of her mother's love and humility, and the hope she found in the midst of mental and spiritual distress. Ruthie shares candidly about the power of prayer and the unending love of God.
We invite you to join us in this conversation as we celebrate a life transformed and living in victory.
If you are looking for a group of moms for online community and support, join us at Tending Fields Mom's Group on Facebook.
Also referenced in this episode was Episode #57 Advocating For Your Child , an interview with Pam's daughter/Ruthie's sister-in-law.
#substanceabuse #recovery #healingfromtrauma #mentalhealthcrisis #hopeinjesus #livinginvictory #powerofprayer #spiritualwarfare #surrenderyourstory #breakthrough #extremefaith #allglorytogod
157 - Bearing One Another's Burdens - Stephanie Davis
Stephanie Davis grew up playing youth sports which played a significant role in shaping who she is today. Stephanie is part of the Miracle League, a nonprofit organization that provides fully accessible sports programs for children and adults with disabilities. We hope you are inspired to reach out to a Miracle League near you and see where you can serve.
For the Davis family, bearing one another's burden takes place on the field as well as through health care sharing. Today we also chat about how their financial needs were met during a medical crisis in their family.
To hear more about healthcare sharing with Samaritan Ministries, check out their website SamaritanMinistries.org
To connect with Pam and her friends, come on over to Tending Fields Mom's Group on Facebook where we talk about mom life and support one another in prayer.
#specialneeds #themiracleleague #sportsmanship #teamwork #bearingburdens #medicalneeds #medicalsharing #Samaritanministries #SMI #buidingcommunity #lifelongfriends
156 - Resilient, Renewed, Remade - Ruth Hovsepian
Ruth grew up in a conservative evangelical Christian family. Her life took a drastic turn when she found herself divorced and raising her children alone. Ruth went back to school and entered the workforce. It wasn't easy. She fell into addictive behavior but God used those challenges to draw her closer to Him and she now lives in Victory.
Check out her podcast Out Of The Darkness
Ruth's books are both available on Amazon (affiliate link)
Pam's contribution to the #boymombook Life In The Estrogen Free Zone can also be found on Amazon (affiliate link)
If you are looking for a mom community, come find Pam and her friends on Facebook at Tending Fields Mom's Group
155 - Faith, Family, and Fabric - Naomi Fata
Today, Naomi Fata shares her inspiring journey of faith, sewing, self-employment and friendship. Her life exemplifies the significance of paying attention to the people around us and taking the initiative to connect with others. This is a heartfelt and inspiring conversation that will encourage you in your own faith journey and remind you of the power of connections and resourcefulness." Check out Naomi's book, Beyond Head Knowledge, Knowing Christ Who Satisfies our Hearts (affiliate link) and find her on Instagram @NaomiFata and also on Facebook @NaomiFataSews
Also mentioned in this episode- Connecting by Larry Crabb
#friendship #sewing #resourcefulness #livingonabudget #meetingtheneedsofothers #serviceindustry #servingothers #intentionalfriendship #caringaboutpeople #homeschoolmom
154 - Turning the Page on Suicide and the Journey to Healing - Karisa Moore
Everything changed when Karisa became pregnant with her son Jonathan at the age of 20. Realizing that her decisions now impacted another life, Karisa decided to make good choices and turned to God for guidance. He surrounded her with a support system of Godly friends who spoke truth into her life which she then passed on to her children.
Today, she shares the memory of her son and the loss of him to suicide. Karisa hopes that sharing her story will help other parents who have experienced similar loss.
You can find support for your mothering journey (covering many topics) on the Facebook group Tending Fields Mom's Group
Additional episodes related to this topic:
153 - No Longer Silent: Hope After Rejection and Betrayal - Cheri McKeag
Today, Cheri bravely shares her story of betrayal, rejection, and learning to boldly speak the truth. Though a wife may often feel it, she is not responsible for her husband's happiness and should not take on the burden of his behavior. Get ready for a thought-provoking conversation as we chat about the complexities of marriage, sexual addiction, faith, and personal growth.
A few resources mentioned today are:
Advocating For Your Child (Episode #57) with Emma Ford
Facebook Tending Fields Mom's Group
If you want to reach Cheri, connect on the mom's group or her Facebook profile, Cheri McKeag
#Christianhome #christianparenting #sexualaddiction #nolongersilent #Truthandlies #betrayal #enablingsin #cycleofshame #sexualaddictioninthechurch #divorceinthechurch #christianmom #hoperenewed #fullyloved
152- Triggers to Triumph: A Biblical Approach to Parenting and Relationships - Amber Lia
Today, Amber shares her journey of overcoming anger and frustration in parenting, as well as her experiences with health and marriage challenges. As she shares about her struggles, you will see the amazing transformation that God has done in her life. We're also talking about the importance of using biblical principles in parenting and the impact of our actions on our children and supporting one another on this parenting journey. It's such an inspiring story!
I met Amber on Write That Book (affiliate link)
Facebook group Gentle Parenting with Amber and Wendy
For another episode on Anger- check out
#faithandfamily #parentingwidom #christianparenting #angrymoms #toolsforparenting #practicalhelpformoms #healthcoach #godhasaplan #newhabits #triggers #foodtriggers
151 - Help For Processing Life's Challenges - Elisa Allen
On this episode of The Mom Next Door: Stories of Faith, therapist Elisa Allen breaks down some common struggles in families and misconceptions about therapy. She explains how good therapists empower their clients and can be a great objective influence for families. She addresses the difficulty of processing traumatic memories at a young age and how therapy can help shift perspectives and equip us with the tools we need to grow in our faith and our relationships with each other.
Run on over to Elisa's website, Wildly Curative where you will find her course, Before You Begin, Into Me I See and Into We I See.
Elisa is also on Instagram @Wildly.Curative
Also mentioned in today's podcast, marriage interview with Dean and Kristy McKenzie , Building an Intentional Marriage
Join Pam and her friends on Tending Fields Mom's Group on Facebook or on Instagram @Tending Fields #ProblemSolvingSkills #TraumaRecovery #UncoveringCoreWounds #truthorlies #speaktruth #therapygoals #trauma #PTSD #gettotheroot #christiancounseling #christianparenting #traumainformed #familycounseling #feelingunworthy #shame #guiltandshame #newlife #freedom
150 - Motivating Kids - Elisa Allen
In this podcast episode, we talked about some important topics relating to children's mental and emotional well-being. From understanding ADHD and depression to meeting our children where they are and encouraging their unique gifts, there were a lot of valuable insights shared. We also discussed the importance of intrinsic motivation and being gentle with our children when it comes to task completion. And let's not forget about the impact of social media and school on our kids' energy levels and morale. So if you want to learn more about how to support your child's mental and emotional growth, be sure to check out this episode. Trust me, you won't want to miss it!
#parentingtips #childdevelopment #mentalhealthmatters #valuebasedparenting #reallife #motherhood #anxietyinchildren #ADHDawareness #motivationiskey #christianparenting #cleanyourroom #momlife #motivatingkids
149 - Joy and Sorrow Can Coexist - Nancy Manos
What would you say if I told you that finding joy in the midst of sorrow was possible? Nancy Manos shares her story of losing her daughter to suicide but also talks about how joy is a gift from God that can strengthen us in difficult times. She reminds us that we can find joy in homeschooling, in life, and even in tragedy. Nancy offers some great advice for those who may be grieving or supporting someone who is grieving. Don't miss out on this incredible episode full of wisdom and hope.
You will be touched by the article 1000 Days.
#findingjoy #tragedyandhope #GriefJourney #GodisGood #StrengthinPain #SuicideAwareness #MentalHealthMatters #OvercomingTragedy #HopeAfterLoss #homeschoolmom #Christianmotherhood #christianparenting #heartbroken
148 - Trusting God's Timing While Waiting for a Spouse - Cally Logan
Invite your teen and young adult daughters to join us today as we explore the topic of marriage and waiting on God's timing. Cally Logan shares her story of how to wait with expectation. She reminds us that our worth is not dependent on being married and how to constructively trust God's timing in the wait. Cally also shares how she said, "yes" to God's request to write a book about the vulnerable letters she wrote to her future husband and how this experience led her to trust God's will even more deeply.
Hop on over to Instagram to connect with Cally at CallyLogan
The new book, Dear Future Husband is also available on Amazon (affiliate link)
#waitingongod #trustingodstiming #faithjourney #relationshipgoals #prayerpartnership #contentment #patience #findingbeautyinwaiting #delightingingod #christianwomen #titus2 #mentoringwomen #mentoringyoungwomen #waitingwell #Christianteen #christiandating #datingandcourtship
147 - Courageously Expecting - Jenny Albers
Trigger warning- Today's episode is about Child loss
It was a roller coaster of emotions, grief, guilt, shame and fear coupled with uncomfortable conversations. After two devastating losses Jenny began to find some of the purpose in her pain. We are talking about some of the hard things of motherhood today, miscarriage and stillbirth. If this is your story, I'm sorry. We pray that today you will find comfort amidst the pain and also the strength to reach out for support. Jenny and I would like to connect with you personally so please find us at the links below.
Jenny's book, Courageously Expecting is available on Amazon (affiliate link)
If you are looking for a community to connect with, check out Tending Fields Mom's group on Facebook.
Another ministry that was mentioned on today's episode is While We're Waiting, for bereaved parents.
Jill Sullivan or While We're Waiting ministries was a guest on episode #131 where she spoke about her experience with childloss
Other related episodes are
#34 Christ Centered Pregnancy with Heather Cofer
#48 Sam and Abby's Mom with Mary Lester
#78 Miscarriage and Healing with Brittany Wilson
146 - Grief, Loss and Community - Kim Mendoza
How are you? Is this a common question in your circle of friends and acquaintances? How comfortable are you sharing the honest answer? Many of us have places in our lives that we have tucked away unresolved grief. It could be for so many reasons and we may not even know that it's hiding.
Today, we go deep and offer you a refuge. Grief and joy can co-exist. Find your joy and find your tribe as you work through the broken places. You will be so encouraged by Kim Mendoza who share with vulnerability and helps us be bold to take steps to surrender our story and find healing.
BEST Groups (peer support in schools)
Contact Kim directly at KMendoza@Heartofthecumberland.org
Another ministry to check out (for bereaved parents) is While We're Waiting Ministries
A few other episodes related to grief and loss are:
Grieving with Hope (Podcast with Mae, Child loss)
Graduated to Glory (Podcast with Kim, Child loss)
Sam and Abby's Mom (Podcast with Mary Lester, Miscarriage)
Miscarriage and Healing (Podcast with Brittany Wilson, Miscarriage)
Remembering Hannah (Podcast with Peggy Nikander, Child loss)
Jesus Cares for the Widow (Podcast with Micah Dillon, spouse loss)
Hope After Child Loss (Podcast with Jill Sullivan, Child loss)
145 - Fruitful Motherhood - Tabitha Deller
Powerful words of wisdom today from Tabitha Deller, mom of 4 boys. Join us as we discuss faith driven motherhood and marriage. Sometimes it gets messy but today we are offering encouragement to creatively stay the course.
Some resources mentioned in today's episode
Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel
Podcast Episodes with Louise (Pam's Mother-in-law)
#boymom #christianparenting #titus2 #creativeparenting #peacefulparenting #prayingforourchildren #prayingchristianwomen #prayingmom #lessonsinmotherhood #encouragementformoms #maketimeformarriage #marriagebuilding #mamarecharge
144 - Lord, Bring the Feast - Erin Davis
Are you parenting on fumes? We're inviting you to slow down and fill up your tank. Today we are talking about fasting, feasting and dysfunctional homes. It turns out that God's word has a lot to say about our lives today. He wants us to be whole, healthy and walk in freedom. So linger a little while for some soul care, you are worth it.
Head on over to Erin's website www.erindavis.org and check out her podcasts
Some books we mentioned today (affiliate links) are
Lies Boys Believe (available fall of 2023)
#thedeepwell #fastingandfeasting #fasting #brokenness #dysfunction #redemption #chainbreaker #abidinginchrist #stewardship #foodaddiction #relationshipwithfood #soulcareformoms #boymom #hungrymama #christianparenting #christianmothering
143 - Faith Based Books to Nurture Your Daughter - Tricia Goyer and Robin Jones Gunn
Make valuable faith based conversations with your teen daughters matter! Tricia Goyer and Robin Jones Gunn—award winning authors—are joining us today to introduce their newest book about preparing your daughter for her future. This starts by preparing her heart to seek God's best for her life and cultivate a firm relationship with the Lord. Are you looking for practical solutions or resources to help you accomplish this? Look no further! You'll find inspiration today as we explore how to engage our teenage daughters concerning the big topics of their hearts.
your daughters will love the Christy Miller series (affiliate link)
If you're looking for a community of moms to chat with, please join us on Facebook at Tending Fields Mom's Group
While you're listening hop over to the episodes with my friend Gina, she's a wealth of knowledge.
#Teendaughters #teenfellowship #rolemodels #booksforteens #devotionsforteens #prayingforyourhusband #prayingforyourfuturehusband #beingpatientinwaiting #waitingforahusband #momsanddaughters #mentorship #christiandating #christianmotherhood #mentoringteens
142 - Courage and Confidence for Women - Amy Debrucque
"Fear is normal, but courage gets the final say." - Amy Debrucque Wow! What an encouraging proclamation. Amy had justifiable reasons for anxiety and fear to enter her life but she didn't let them stay. You will be encouraged by Amy's example as she shares with vulnerability some of the challenges in her life that she has overcome as she learned to rest in Jesus and trust Him for her today and her future.
As always, you can connect with Pam and her friends on
#bebrave #embolden #christianwomen #christianmom #militarymom #cancersurvivor #anxiety #fearisnormal #courageous #devotional #renewyourmind
141 - Mama Systems - Laura Hernandez
Large family life can be complicated. Add in medical appointments, special needs children and multiple educational styles and you could be left in chaos. However, there is a better way. What if we told you that you could pull out of survival mode and live a life that honors your priorities? Laura Hernandez, mother of 10, is here to share with us her secrets for a more ordered life. So grab a place to take some notes and let's get going!
If you need even more refreshing, listen to episode #135 with Lisa Rowell about REST.
#momofmany #busymom #Christianparenting #specialneedsmom #homemanagement #homeschoolmom #mealplanning #familymeals #organizedlife #largefamilylife #momofmany #mamasystems
140 - The Miracle Wins! - Brittany Gilchrist
Want to hear about a MIRACLE? Brittany and her daughters (4 years old and 6 weeks old) were in an unsurvivable car accident on Highway 41. Through the heroic efforts of bystanders they were rescued from the flaming wreckage. Their fight for life was not over yet. It has been a long journey of healing and today, Brittany is praising God for His care, faithfulness and answer to fervent prayer.
Also, the ladies group on Facebook Commission Women
#thankfultobealive #goodsamaritan #rescueworkers #traumahospital #lifeflight #shareyourstory #medicaladvocacy #medicalfreedom #praywithoutceasing #pushbackthedarkness #dontliveinfear #themiraclewins #cherisheverymoment #tendingfields
139 - Illustrating the Miracle of Life, For Kids! - Teresa Krager
I love sharing resources that you can use with your children. Teresa Krager has written a beautiful picture book about life! This captivating storybook gives a glimpse into a mother's womb and illustrates the miracle of fetal development during pregnancy. This is a wonderful piece of children's literature that upholds the value of life.
Another resource shared today was Samaritans Ministries International, a needs sharing ministry.
Join Pam and other moms over on the Facebook group, Tending Fields Mom's Group.
138 - Living On Mission - Lydia Teh
God uses simple encounters to reach the lost. With God as her source of wisdom and strength, Lydia, mother of 9, has responded to God's call to boldly share her faith and spread the Gospel. She has proven that moms can live on mission and serve others needs amid a busy life. I think you will be encouraged.
You will find Lydia on Facebook as Yee Huey Lydia Teh she is also in the group, Mission Minded Women. You can join us both over there.
Connect with Pam on Instagram @TendingFields or on Facebook as Tending Fields Or send an email to Podcast@TendingFields.net
#liveboldly #livingonmission #godscallisforall #missions #shareyourfaith #momofmany #simplegospel #boldfaith
137 - Baby Names and Birth Stories - Megan Stoltzfus
How do you choose your children's names? It's fascinating how our names are chosen and how they often line up with our character and who we are meant to be. Megan's story covers several stages of motherhood from just finding out she was expecting, experiencing pregnancy loss and then celebrating the birth of her children and their unique personalities. As you follow her story, you will see an ever faithful and present God who leads Megan and her husband each step of the way.
To look at her family photos and connect with Megan head over to her Facebook page Megan Mohr Stoltzfus.
#babynames #meaninginnames #christianparenting #momtalk #choosingnames #somethinginaname
136 - Faith Through Adversity - Alice Simcox
Losing loved ones, home remodel catastrophes and mystery illnesses were causing fear and anxiety. Through it all, Alice was learning to gear up for battle with her spiritual armor and to trust God, surrendering her family to Him. God is your champion. Your story is not over. Trust Him.
Join Pam and her friends on Facebook at Tending Fields Mom's Group and join the mailing list with this link.
#testimony #fearandanxiety #peacefromgod #ferventprayer #faithexperience #spiritualarmor #healing #spiritualhealing #givegodtheglory #glorytogod
135 - Hungry for Rest - Lisa Rowell
Rest prepares us for what God has for us! Wow. What a concept and an encouragement for busy moms! There are many areas that require constant attention as mothers but one we often overlook is rest. Lisa Rowell is speaking truth over us today as we look at the spiritual practice of rest.
She is on Instagram @LisaRowellwrites
Make sure to get her book, Simplifying Rest (affiliate link)
Looking for some mom chat? Join Pam on Tending Fields Moms Group on Facebook!
134 - What If They Knew? - Jayme Sinsmyr
Trigger warning- Today we are talking about adultery. We are talking not only about the shattered lives but the healing and forgiveness that God gives when there is repentance. Though Jayme knew it was wrong, her life spiraled out of control down that slippery slope until she felt that she was a prisoner of her own making. Jesus brought forgiveness and new life. Healing from the shame and guilt of sin. Now Jayme is living as an overcomer through the blood of the lamb and the power of her testimony.
To follow Jayme's story and podcast, check out her website Jaymesinsymr.com . You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram @Jayme Sinsymr
If you are interested in the ministry in Haiti, check out Reach Out LaFond
#shareyourstory #divorceinthechurch #christiandivorce #christianwomen #affair #adultery #guilt #shame #dontbelievethelie #repentance #forgiveness #overcomer #poweroftestimony #wordofourtestimony #compassionforthehurting #forgiveyourself #healing #valued #loved
133 - Homeschooling and Beyond - Patty Abel
What would it take to breathe into the lives of other women? Though Patty's own children are grown and flown, she continues to invest in the lives of children (and moms). Patty's testimony is an encouragement to moms as they home educate their children. It's also an encouragement to older women to step up and speak life to the next generation. We are praying for you as you consider what it will take and what God is calling you to do as you minister to those around you. You were made for purpose!
For homeschool support and help, go to Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
We also encourage you to visit Oregon Christian Education Association Network (OCEAN)
#homeschooling #homeschoolmom #homeeducation #titus2woman #growinginthelord #mentormom #comealongside #cheeringyouon #ministeringtoothers #Ineverplannedtohomeschool #blessedtoteach
132 - Victorious Motherhood - Sandrine Tucker
What powers your motherhood? Today, Sandrine encourages us to abide in Christ because that is where we will be filled up and strengthened for our mothering journey.
and please, join my email list for encouragement straight to your inbox.
#momlife #overwhelmed #exhausted #motherwounds #radicalsalvation #healedandfree #freedominchrist #noaccidentswithgod #layitatthefeetofjesus #abundantlife #abideinchrist #newmercieseverymorning #motherhood #trustinggod #largefamilylife #bigfamily #peacefulparenting #victoriousmotherhood
131 - Hope After Child Loss - Jill Sullivan
You know it happens but you just don't expect it in your own family. Hannah's cancer diagnosis was completely unexpected, like a storm. Though losing her brought great pain, it also was the beginning of a ministry and hope for other grieving parents. Today Jill Sullivan shares her story and her faith in a sovereign God. Our God who is in control and whom we can fully trust.
To find out more about While We're Waiting Ministries click here. Check out the While We're Waiting Podcast.
Follow While We're Waiting on Facebook or join one of their communities,
Other resources mentioned today-
Dave and Nancy Guthrie's retreat
Courtney's book Millie Finds Her Miracle by Courtney Mount (Affiliate link)
Past Episodes related to this topic
#12 Grieving with Hope - Mae
#bereavedparents #hopeafterloss #childloss #christianparenting #hopeafterloss #grieving #healing #cancer #childhoodcancer #notwithouthope
130 - Parenting Adult Children - Teresa Janzen
Navigating life as the parent of an adult child can be complicated! Teresa is the mother of 8 grown children and today she shares her wisdom and words of encouragement with us. There are many factors that speak into the lives of our children as they grow up and even as adults. No matter what your situation we can learn to speak respectfully with life and and truth.
Connect with Teresa through her website TeresaJanzen.com , on YouTube, Instagram or on Facebook.
You can access Teresa's Prayer Guide for Adult children right HERE.
Click on over to the Radical Abundance Podcast
Check out the award winning book, Little Mango in a Big World on Amazon (affiliate link)
You are always welcome to visit with Pam and her friends over on Facebook at Tending Fields Mom's Group. Or follow on Instagram @TendingFields
Midweek - 03 - Make it Happen
Time management for busy moms! Are you feeling a bit defeated? Like you are overcommitting and underdelivering? C'mon ladies you can do it. Let's hit the reset.
Need some encouragement this week?
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129 - Mentoring Young Adult Women - Cally Logan
I'm thrilled to introduce you to Cally Logan. Cally has a unique connection and platform of influence to young women today. Her perspective has allowed her to recognize and address many of the issues facing teens and young adults. Her heart is to affirm the Biblical teaching of parents as she steps into the role of big sister and answers the questions that young women are struggling with. You will find Cally to be completely authentic and encouraging.
You can find her on Instagram, TikTok , Twitter, Facebook
Cally is joining us in the Tending Fields Mom's Group on Facebook to help give advice on connecting with our daughters.
128 - What Do You Believe? - Ronda Werre
It's a precious thing when a little girl asks for a Bible. But what is even more precious is when that request grows into a longing to know God's word even more and to see that little girl grow up to follow Jesus. Today Ronda shares her testimony of how the other moms around her and her circumstances caused her to question what she really believed. That curiosity fueled the flame to study God's word. If you have been studying the Bible for a long time or just starting out, I think you will be encouraged by Ronda's story.
Some resources that we mentioned today are...
Bible Study Fellowship International
Approaching the Throne of Grace by Ronda Werre (Tending Fields affiliate link)
Email Ronda directly at Dailybiblereadingwithronda@gmail.com
#navywife #hovermother #helicoptermom #mentor #surrender #friendshipofwomen #titus2 #howtobeamom #whodoyousayiam #biblestudy #bsf #bsfinternational #prayer #learningtopray #talktogod #seedsoffaith #understandingthebible #knowinggod #homiletics
127 - Real and Risky Motherhood - Michelle Warmuth
God does not promise us an easy life but He does promise that He will be with us. Growing faith is a process as we are continually refined by a Holy God. Michelle, mom of 9, was active in her church and community. They looked like the perfect family but there were hurts deep down that created a struggle. Then she truly encountered God. He patiently taught her more about Himself, Father, Son and Holy Spirit as He helped her to reconstruct her faith and surrender completely to Him.
Check out Michelle (and Andrea's) book Holy Encounters (affiliate link)
#abused #abandoned #rejected #whoami #myidentity #holyencounters #radicallychanged #reconstruction #refined #christianfamily #christianparenting #experiencinggod #encounteringgod #hecomestowomen #caringforothers #chaoscoordinator #homemaker #worship #beautyinthemundane #shapinggenerations #healing #valued #nothingwasted
126 - Hope for the Next Generation - Amy Wagnell
It's hard to not be discouraged as we see so much heartache and impossible situations around us. We all need Jesus. He is our only hope. Today, Amy shares about her own upbringing and her parent's influence in sharing the Gospel with her. The seed that they planted grew into a heart to serve and minister to children as her life long mission. You don't have to go overseas to be a missionary, you can reach the children in your own home, neighborhood and church.
We are excited to wrap up the year of podcast ministry by reminding us all to be intentional in our parenting and in our community.
Resources that we mentioned in this episode-
Waiting Tree article (plan ahead for next Christmas!)
Episode #104 Spiritual Warfare, Be Prepared with Ruth Wagnell
Lithos Kids (for Pilgrim's Progress and other books)
YWAM publishers (missionary stories)
#childrensministry #reachingchildren #familydevotions #christianhome #sharethegospel #christianparenting #gospelfocus #intentionalparenting #readthebible #missiontoamerica #CEF #childevangelismfellowship #CYIA #christianyouthinaction #theworldneedsjesus #bibleclubs #tendingfields
125 - Heart for the Unborn - Melissa Heiland
As mothers I believe we have a strong desire to care for other women and for children, including the unborn. Often our vision for this is within the borders of our own communities. Melissa Heiland, has expanded my own view of pregnancy ministry and I know you will be blessed by our conversation. Her ministry, Beautiful Feet International works around the world to help mothers through their pregnancies and with their babies. Listen to what God is doing globally in pregnancy ministry.
Follow and connect with Melissa at Beautiful Feet International or on Instagram @beautifulfeetintl or on Facebook @Beautiful Feet International
Check out Melissa's books (affiliate links)
You Are Wonderful (Children's book)
A Mother's Journey (devotional for pregnancy)
A Mother's Comfort (devotional for new moms)
Get Set (Spiritual Preparation for short term missions)
Let's Go (devotions for short term missions)
No Shame (devotional for survivors of sexual abuse)
124 - Jesus Cares for the Widow - Micah Dillon
The Lord spoke to Micah in a time of extreme loss, reminding her that He is still ruling and reigning. Though the loss of her husband at 43 years old was tragic, Micah and her children were cared for by the body of Christ. Furthermore she was anchored in her knowledge of who she was, WHOSE she was, a daughter of the King!
If you are curious about the needs sharing ministry that both Pam and Micah are part of, check out Samaritan's Ministries.
You can find out more about Micah on her website Sending and Mending Also on Instagram @sending_mending , Facebook @MyMendedHeart ,
Micah's book My Mended Heart is available on Amazon (affiliate link)
As always, you are welcome to join Pam on Facebook at Tending Fields Mom's Group
123 - Encouragement for Motherhood - Jami Thornsberry
"The days are long but the years are short" that's what they all say! It is so hard to believe when you are in the trenches of motherhood. My guest Jami will be an encouragement to you in your parenting journey. She is sharing from her heart the simplicity of raising children "with the end in mind". This is good stuff! You are not only raising a child, you are raising a future adult!
Catch Jami on Facebook at Jami Thornsberry or on Instagram @ Hustlin_and_homeschooling
Join Pam and friends over on the Tending Fields Mom's Group on Facebook.
Also connect with Pam on Instagram @TendingFields or join the email list right HERE!
#motherhood #momlife #raisingteens #launchingwell #practicalparenting #christianparenting #takethetime #intentionalparenting #parentingjourney #parentingadvice #checklistforparents #ponderthteminyourheart #raisingafutureadult #playwithyourchildren #readwithyourchildren #titus2women #mentoring
122 - Truth and Real Life - Tess Scott
Listen sister! If someone were to give you a word of encouragement along your mothering journey, how would it change you life? Tess has been deep in the throws of motherhood for a long time raising her 8 sons. She is joining us today with vulnerability and offers us freedom to walk in truth and the genuine friendships that will transform our lives. Join us in this conversation! We are sending you virtual hugs mama!
Check out the website TessScott.com to connect. You can also find Tess on Instagram @Listen Sister Encouragement and on Facebook @Listen, Sister. Encouragement for Women Everywhere.
Her book is available wherever books are sold. Or you can use my affiliate link and hop right there! Listen, Sister!:Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life
Connect with your host Pam Fields on Instagram @TendingFields or on Facebook @TendingFields You can even join the mailing list right HERE.
#listensister #findinghopeinthefreakshowoflife #freakshow #realmomreallife #boymom #laundryonthecouch #depression #discouragement #creativeparenting #busymoms #cultivatecommunity #beinterruptable #bigfamilylife #largefamilylife #friendshipofwomen #godisinthisstory #godisfaithful #realandvulnerable #tendingfields #themomnextdoor
121 - Playful Parenting - Joy Wendling
I have been challenged and encouraged by my guest Joy Wendling as she shared about playful parenting. Do you have a hard time playing with your children? Do you find it difficult to fit play into your day? Or maybe you want to know more about the purpose for play. Jump on into this chat and let's learn more!
You can find Joy at her website, Created To Play or on Instagram @createdtoplay she is also on Facebook @Created To Play
There's even a group on Facebook to join! Discipling Kids with Purpose.
120 - Persevering Faith - Kathryn Powell
God wants you to know that He loves you! That’s where Kay’s journey of faith began. At the age of 28 through the words of her neighbor Kay became aware of God’s love for her. He has faithfully continued to pursue her and grow her faith. It hasn’t always been easy, in fact, often it is not.
Take a minute and sit down with Kay and Pam as we reflect on the goodness of God!
She is active on Twitter @MoonLiteAuthor
Find Kay's book here (affiliate link) Moon Over My Shoulder
Please come and join Pam and her friends in TendingFields Mom's Group on Facebook
119 - No More Running - Crystal Loyd
Very early on in Crystal's life she knew that she was called to break the cycle in her family. After years of childhood trauma and running from God and His plan for her, she surrendered. Her journey of faith has continued in adulthood through ministry and heartache as she again learned to forgive, surrender, and walk forward trusting God. Crystal's testimony is real and vulnerable. I know that you will be encouraged by her story.
Keep updated on Crystal's future podcast and connect with her on Facebook @Crystal Loyd and on Instagram @loydcrystal .
Follow Pam on Instagram @TendingFields
#growingup #hardchildhood #childhoodtrauma #pastorswife #nomorerunning #growinginthelord #titus2women #churchhurt #mendingrrelationships #walkinobedience #yestogod #doingitafraid
118 - Unconditional Love for Women in Crisis - Suzanne Burns
Motherhood is hard for everyone. But imagine being homeless, single, caught in an abusive relationship, and struggling to find work. Suzanne has started a ministry that reaches out to women in those situations. The heart of the ministry is not only pro-life, it is pro-mom. Foundation House Ministries walks with women through this very difficult season of life and helps them move away from the poverty mindset and into a lifestyle of sustainable stability.
Many related resources mentioned today are-
More about Suzanne and connecting with BeCharityWise and her email Suzanne@becharitywise.com
Books (affiliate links)
Join Pam and other moms for a moment of encouragement on Facebook at Tending Fields Mom's Group
#womenincrisis #mothersincrisis #maternityhome #crisispregnancy #livestransformed #unconditionallove #theydontknowtheirvalue #stressedout #teachablemoments #preparethesoil #modellifeskills #prolife #chooselife #promom #prochild #faithbasedministry #godequipsthosehecalls #mentoring #spiritualmotherhood #tendingfields
Midweek - 02 - Creating some "Mom time".
Creative solutions to keep your children busy so that you can catch your breath.
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#momlife #ilovemotherhood #preschoolsolutions #keepinglittleonesbusy #christianparenting #creativeparenting #joyfulmother
117 - Parenting on the Spectrum - LaCinda Halls
A simple sentence changed her life. "Your son has autism." You will love LaCinda's contagious joy as she shares how God grew her faith as she parented a son with autism. She loves Jesus and reminds us that each child is created by God, in His image for a special purpose.
You can find LaCinda at www.lacindahalls.com or connect with her on Instagram @LaCindaHalls or on Facebook @LaCinda Halls Christian Speaker
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#fearfullyandwonderfullymade #autismparenting #weallhavespecialneeds #autismmom #autismawareness #hope #beautifulstory #inhisimage #christianparenting #specialneedsmom