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Behind the Bliss Podcast

Mary Scott Mercer and Rachel Awtrey

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Behind the Bliss Podcast
Behind the Bliss Podcast

Behind the Bliss Podcast

Mary Scott Mercer and Rachel Awtrey

6
Followers
10
Plays
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The heartbeat to Behind the Bliss is to create a space for women to share stories and their reality of what life is really like behind the bliss so that listeners leave feeling met in their mess and balanced in the bliss. We seek to show women there is more to life than what we see on each other’s highlight reels and there is power in vulnerably sharing the hard parts with the pretty parts of our lives in hopes that they would share their stories on their own platforms, too.

Latest Episodes

Creating a Habit of Quiet Time with Asheritah Ciuciu | Episode 70

In this episode, Asheritah unpacks this idea of "quiet time:" is it supposed to be quiet? How often should we spend time in the Word? How do we fit this into our routine? What's the importance of this part of our day? We answer all of these questions and more! We all have struggled in seasons with spending time with God every day. It may be infrequent for you, or nonexistent, maybe you don't know where to start or why you're evening participating. We've all been there! We hope you leave this episode with encouragement to start now, be frequent and encourage others to do the same. Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/70 BTB Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Asheritah on Instagram: instagram.com/asheritah

43 MIN2 d ago
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Creating a Habit of Quiet Time with Asheritah Ciuciu | Episode 70

A Little Love for the College Girl with Mac and Kenz from Delight Ministries | Episode 69

In this episode, Mac and Kenz of Delight Ministries share so much goodness for our college listeners! If you’re in college, need a little love and want to feel met where you are, this episode is for you! We talk all things “choosing Jesus” when there seem to be so many other options, finding community and cultivating it well, and stewarding your time on campus. This is a *must* listen to! Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/69 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Delight Ministries on Instagram: instagram.com/delightministries

51 MIN1 w ago
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A Little Love for the College Girl with Mac and Kenz from Delight Ministries | Episode 69

Friendship: The Real and Rich Kind with Kelly Needham | Episode 68

In this episode, Rachel and Kelly Needham talk all things friendship. Kelly’s new book, “Friendish” covers healthy vs unhealthy friendships, the need for friendships and community and biblical examples of friendships that we can look to. Kelly speaks so much wisdom that we pray helps you discern your friendships, which ones are healthy and what to do when friendship “goes bad.” Kelly also sets attainable goals for our friendships based on scripture and it’s something you’re going to want to implement in your life. Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/68 BTB Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Kelly on Instagram: instagram.com/kellyneedham/

46 MIN2 w ago
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Friendship: The Real and Rich Kind with Kelly Needham | Episode 68

Living Well When Life Falls Apart with Niki Hardy | Episode 67

Niki Hardy, author of "Breathe Again" sits down with Rachel to talk through how to live well when life falls apart. What do we do when we get the bad news we were dreading? How do we react when someone hurts us? Or, why are we not happy when we get that promotion, bonus or car we were wanting? Why does life not feel better? Rachel and Niki answer these questions in more from real-life stories, practices to help you through it all and lots of laughs in between. Enjoy Niki's story through cancer, fun accent, and brilliant wisdom. Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/67 Niki Hardy's Website: https://nikihardy.com/ BTB Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast

41 MIN3 w ago
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Living Well When Life Falls Apart with Niki Hardy | Episode 67

Having an Attitude with Gratitude with Jill Pettus | Episode 66

In this episode, Rachel sits down with Jill Pettus from Highlands College to talk all things gratitude. Jill drops so many golden nuggets of what gratitude truly is, how we can incorporate it into our everyday life and some incredible stories of how gratitude changed everything. If you need an attitude of gratitude, are walking through a hard season or want some Biblical truths of what gratitude is, you’ll want to listen to this one! Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/66

41 MINSEP 18
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Having an Attitude with Gratitude with Jill Pettus | Episode 66

Living a Gospel Centered Life with Risen Motherhood | Episode 65

In this episode, Rachel sits down with Emily and Laura, the women behind Risen Motherhood. They chat through all of the ways we can see the Gospel played out in our lives as women. Whether you're a mama, newlywed, single women, young professional, spouse, etc. we all have ways that Jesus shows Himself in our mundane. We hope this conversation brings that to light so that you can walk out a Gospel-centered life with full confidence of who you've been made to be, in Christ. Show notes: https://www.behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/65 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Risen Motherhood: https://www.instagram.com/risenmotherhood

41 MINSEP 11
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Living a Gospel Centered Life with Risen Motherhood | Episode 65

Overcoming Fear When Anxiety Seems Overwhelming with Heatherly Brammer | Episode 64

Today's guest, Heatherly Brammer, shares about a day that changed her life 11 years ago when she was wounded after an armed robbery. She walks us through that day, what she knew to be "final thoughts" and how she has healed physically, emotionally and spiritually. Rachel and Heatherly cover anxiety, what to do when our worst fears become reality, forgiveness versus resentment and how to choose joy in the midst of a broken world. Show notes: www.behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/64 BTB on Instagram: www.instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast

48 MINSEP 4
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Overcoming Fear When Anxiety Seems Overwhelming with Heatherly Brammer | Episode 64

Waging War Through Worship and Excellence with Becca Patti | Episode 63

Rachel and her friend, Becca Patti, sit down to talk all things worship. They talk how to worship, what worship means to you, specifically, and how you can wage war on situations in your life by choosing a posture of worship. Becca chats how excellence in everything can pave the way for others to experience a life full of worship and how at the end of the day, "it's just not about us." An amazing episode for anyone curious in incorporating more worship in their everyday life. Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/63 BTB Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast

45 MINAUG 28
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Waging War Through Worship and Excellence with Becca Patti | Episode 63

An Unedited Coaching Call with My Christian Coach, Alexandra Kaval | Episode 62

In this episode, Rachel and her Christian Coach, Alexandra Kaval release their conversation behind closed doors to the public. Rachel and Alexandra walkthrough goals, anticipated transitions and other future-focused topics. "What's Christian coaching?" Great question! Rachel gives a brief insight into what you can expect and how it helps aid her in her calling and purpose. This episode is full of the real and the raw, revelations and "aha" moments. You don't want to skip! Show notes: http://behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/62

59 MINAUG 21
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An Unedited Coaching Call with My Christian Coach, Alexandra Kaval | Episode 62

What If Endings Are Actually Beginnings? Farewell, Mary Scott | Episode 61

Farewell Mary Scott ️ In today’s episode, Mary Scott and Rachel sit down to process life and the news of Mary Scott stepping away from Behind the Bliss. Mary Scott shares about the redirection God placed on her heart while sharing her prayers and excitement for Rachel as Behind the Bliss carries on in her absence. To read more from Mary Scott about this, head to today's show notes at behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/61

39 MINAUG 14
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What If Endings Are Actually Beginnings? Farewell, Mary Scott | Episode 61

Latest Episodes

Creating a Habit of Quiet Time with Asheritah Ciuciu | Episode 70

In this episode, Asheritah unpacks this idea of "quiet time:" is it supposed to be quiet? How often should we spend time in the Word? How do we fit this into our routine? What's the importance of this part of our day? We answer all of these questions and more! We all have struggled in seasons with spending time with God every day. It may be infrequent for you, or nonexistent, maybe you don't know where to start or why you're evening participating. We've all been there! We hope you leave this episode with encouragement to start now, be frequent and encourage others to do the same. Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/70 BTB Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Asheritah on Instagram: instagram.com/asheritah

43 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Creating a Habit of Quiet Time with Asheritah Ciuciu | Episode 70

A Little Love for the College Girl with Mac and Kenz from Delight Ministries | Episode 69

In this episode, Mac and Kenz of Delight Ministries share so much goodness for our college listeners! If you’re in college, need a little love and want to feel met where you are, this episode is for you! We talk all things “choosing Jesus” when there seem to be so many other options, finding community and cultivating it well, and stewarding your time on campus. This is a *must* listen to! Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/69 BTB on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Delight Ministries on Instagram: instagram.com/delightministries

51 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A Little Love for the College Girl with Mac and Kenz from Delight Ministries | Episode 69

Friendship: The Real and Rich Kind with Kelly Needham | Episode 68

In this episode, Rachel and Kelly Needham talk all things friendship. Kelly’s new book, “Friendish” covers healthy vs unhealthy friendships, the need for friendships and community and biblical examples of friendships that we can look to. Kelly speaks so much wisdom that we pray helps you discern your friendships, which ones are healthy and what to do when friendship “goes bad.” Kelly also sets attainable goals for our friendships based on scripture and it’s something you’re going to want to implement in your life. Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/68 BTB Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Kelly on Instagram: instagram.com/kellyneedham/

46 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Friendship: The Real and Rich Kind with Kelly Needham | Episode 68

Living Well When Life Falls Apart with Niki Hardy | Episode 67

Niki Hardy, author of "Breathe Again" sits down with Rachel to talk through how to live well when life falls apart. What do we do when we get the bad news we were dreading? How do we react when someone hurts us? Or, why are we not happy when we get that promotion, bonus or car we were wanting? Why does life not feel better? Rachel and Niki answer these questions in more from real-life stories, practices to help you through it all and lots of laughs in between. Enjoy Niki's story through cancer, fun accent, and brilliant wisdom. Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/67 Niki Hardy's Website: https://nikihardy.com/ BTB Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast

41 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Living Well When Life Falls Apart with Niki Hardy | Episode 67

Having an Attitude with Gratitude with Jill Pettus | Episode 66

In this episode, Rachel sits down with Jill Pettus from Highlands College to talk all things gratitude. Jill drops so many golden nuggets of what gratitude truly is, how we can incorporate it into our everyday life and some incredible stories of how gratitude changed everything. If you need an attitude of gratitude, are walking through a hard season or want some Biblical truths of what gratitude is, you’ll want to listen to this one! Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/66

41 MINSEP 18
Comments
Having an Attitude with Gratitude with Jill Pettus | Episode 66

Living a Gospel Centered Life with Risen Motherhood | Episode 65

In this episode, Rachel sits down with Emily and Laura, the women behind Risen Motherhood. They chat through all of the ways we can see the Gospel played out in our lives as women. Whether you're a mama, newlywed, single women, young professional, spouse, etc. we all have ways that Jesus shows Himself in our mundane. We hope this conversation brings that to light so that you can walk out a Gospel-centered life with full confidence of who you've been made to be, in Christ. Show notes: https://www.behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/65 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast Risen Motherhood: https://www.instagram.com/risenmotherhood

41 MINSEP 11
Comments
Living a Gospel Centered Life with Risen Motherhood | Episode 65

Overcoming Fear When Anxiety Seems Overwhelming with Heatherly Brammer | Episode 64

Today's guest, Heatherly Brammer, shares about a day that changed her life 11 years ago when she was wounded after an armed robbery. She walks us through that day, what she knew to be "final thoughts" and how she has healed physically, emotionally and spiritually. Rachel and Heatherly cover anxiety, what to do when our worst fears become reality, forgiveness versus resentment and how to choose joy in the midst of a broken world. Show notes: www.behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/64 BTB on Instagram: www.instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast

48 MINSEP 4
Comments
Overcoming Fear When Anxiety Seems Overwhelming with Heatherly Brammer | Episode 64

Waging War Through Worship and Excellence with Becca Patti | Episode 63

Rachel and her friend, Becca Patti, sit down to talk all things worship. They talk how to worship, what worship means to you, specifically, and how you can wage war on situations in your life by choosing a posture of worship. Becca chats how excellence in everything can pave the way for others to experience a life full of worship and how at the end of the day, "it's just not about us." An amazing episode for anyone curious in incorporating more worship in their everyday life. Show notes: behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/63 BTB Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheblisspodcast

45 MINAUG 28
Comments
Waging War Through Worship and Excellence with Becca Patti | Episode 63

An Unedited Coaching Call with My Christian Coach, Alexandra Kaval | Episode 62

In this episode, Rachel and her Christian Coach, Alexandra Kaval release their conversation behind closed doors to the public. Rachel and Alexandra walkthrough goals, anticipated transitions and other future-focused topics. "What's Christian coaching?" Great question! Rachel gives a brief insight into what you can expect and how it helps aid her in her calling and purpose. This episode is full of the real and the raw, revelations and "aha" moments. You don't want to skip! Show notes: http://behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/62

59 MINAUG 21
Comments
An Unedited Coaching Call with My Christian Coach, Alexandra Kaval | Episode 62

What If Endings Are Actually Beginnings? Farewell, Mary Scott | Episode 61

Farewell Mary Scott ️ In today’s episode, Mary Scott and Rachel sit down to process life and the news of Mary Scott stepping away from Behind the Bliss. Mary Scott shares about the redirection God placed on her heart while sharing her prayers and excitement for Rachel as Behind the Bliss carries on in her absence. To read more from Mary Scott about this, head to today's show notes at behindtheblisspodcast.com/shownotes/61

39 MINAUG 14
Comments
What If Endings Are Actually Beginnings? Farewell, Mary Scott | Episode 61