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Are you longing for real life change and lasting impact? It is possible through a fresh encounter with God and His Word.


Join Elisa Pulliam, life coach, mentor, author, and speaker, as well as founder of More to Be, along with her co-hosts, special guests, and the More to Be Coaches, to discover how you can think biblically and live transformed - to be more like Jesus - as you seek to join God in His work every day.


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Latest Episodes

When Quitting is the Best Option

Are you at a crossroads in your relationships, your career, or your ministry?Does quitting feel like the best option, but you do not want to feel like you have failed?On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I chat with some of the More to Be Coaches about times when quitting was the best option. From stories of divorce to leaving a life long career to stepping away from ministry, we covered it all, along with how the Lord continued to be faithful each step of the way. If you're in need of encouragement, then this latest podcast is for you!Meet Carly Weber! Life thrown you a curveball? Me too. In the span of a year, I found myself divorced and raising children with special needs. It left me feeling like I was sitting on the sidelines while everyone else lived on. I struggled to figure out where I fit now, both in life and in church. But I’ve discovered there is joy and good, even on the sidelines, and I want you to know it too.Whether you are feeling emotionally or practically stuck, I would love to help you discover hope and joy again, wherever life’s circumstances have taken you.I am remarried now with an additional little bundle, bringing my total to four children. One of which is adopted. I love adoption and foster care and helping walk families through that process as well.Meet Kimberly Dunham! Kimberly enjoys helping women find peace, direction, and forgiveness on the other side of difficult life situations. Finding your healing and identity in Christ and joy in the Word equals victory by living your best life ever according to God’s plan for your life.Meet Monajean Rose! Changes, expected or not, Monajean is passionate about helping you find growth and “silver linings” in life transitions. She’s had a few unexpected changes in her own life.An avid outdoor adventurer, she will help you journey toward physical wellness and explore your unknown territory. Trying somethingnew can be scary but also empowering!Growing in relationships, with others or with God, takes work. Monajean will encourage you and walk with you toward your goal.Mentions | Links | ResourcesLife Coach Training CourseLearn More about Life CoachingBook a Discovery SessionEquine-Assisted CoachingSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51 min1 w ago
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When Quitting is the Best Option

Embracing Influence in Your Season

Are you feeling stuck in the season you are in?Do you have dreams and goals you'd like to pursue, but life just seems to get in the way?Maybe you're feeling unequipped for what the Lord has put in front of you?On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I connected with one of my dear friends, Mari Hernandez-Tuten to discuss her latest bible study released this fall, Proverbs 31 in 5 Minutes a Day, and to talk about how our passions and callings can still fit into our lives regardless of the season we are in. If you find yourself identifying with any of the aforementioned questions, then this podcast is for you.Mari Hernandez-Tuten is a speaker, writer, family life coach, mom and wife. She is a mom to 3 boys and is married to Mr. Blue Eyes, her college sweetheart. She has a background in women's ministry, life coaching, and counseling. She has organized and led studies, workshops, and retreats for women in the church, home, internationally, and parachurch organizations.She regularly encourages women at inspiredbyfamilymag.com where she shares her journey of God's grace and hope in motherhood and womanhood. Her heart desire is for women to see how there common and ordinary tasks, in the hands of a loving God, becomes something more. Mari is passionate about helping women find hope in God's Word and to encourage women to use the influence God has given them to make an eternal difference right where they are--even in the mundane.Mentions | Links | ResourcesProverbs 31 in 5 Minutes a Day by Mari Hernandez-TutenGrab Mari's free download here!Life Coach Training CourseLearn More about Life CoachingBook a Discovery SessionEquine-Assisted CoachingSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 minSEP 21
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Embracing Influence in Your Season

No Better Mom for the Job

Are you a tired mom, feeling like you are running on empty?Does the comparison game of parenting styles or cute family pictures on Facebook eat at your core?Do you feel like you are just not the right mom for the job?This week on the More to Be Podcast, I chatted with Becky Keife, about her debut book, No Better Mom for the Job, and what she has learned through the sanctifying role of being a mother. If you are in need of some encouragement and food for the soul, then this latest episode is for you.Becky Keife is the Community Manager for DaySpring’s(in)courage, a widely followed online community where authentic, brave women connect deeply with God and others. She is a popular speaker for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) groups and other women’s events. She is a huge fan of Voxer,Instagram, Sunday naps, and imperfect moms leaning on Jesus. She and her husband live near Los Angeles, where they enjoy hiking sunny trails with their three spirited sons.Mentions | Links | ResourcesNo Bet...

45 minSEP 7
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No Better Mom for the Job

Embracing Uncomfortable

Comfortable is probably the last word that anyone would use to describe the year 2020. It has been unpredictable, heartbreaking, confusing, and all around uncomfortable.While we have learned how to navigate life with masks and social distancing, embracing the new and the uncomfortable is not something that many, myself included, have done easily.In the latest episode of the More to Be Podcast, I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Deb Gorton, a clinical psychologist and and graduate school program director, to discuss her latest book “Embracing Uncomfortable: Facing our Fears while Pursuing our Purpose" and how in a pre- and post-covid world we can embrace God's purpose for our lives.For over 14 years, Dr. Deb Gorton has been practicing, directing, building, developing, equipping, and partnering. As a clinical psychologist, she is fascinated by what drives decision-making and change. She is in constant pursuit of awareness and big picture perspective. What it all comes down to – navigating our purpose requires creating a bridge between our head and the heart. She loves creating bridges, inspiring courage in others to make the journey across and then leading others to do the same.Dr. Gorton earned both her MA in Psychology and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.Additionally, she holds an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.Presently, she serves as the Director of Moody Theological Seminary’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program as well as Moody's Counseling Center.She is also the founding president ofSiv Consultation (where she really gets to do all the fun stuff listed above).Dr. Gorton currently resides in Chicago, loves the Cubs, Chicago architecture, and, believe it or not, public transportation. If she’s not home in the city or traveling for work, you’re likely to find her with family in Colorado, Oregon, or Oklahoma (family never makes it easy, do they!?).Mentions | Links | ResourcesEmbracing Uncomfortable: Facing our Fears while Pursuing our Purpose by Dr. Deb GortonLife Coach Training CourseLearn More about Life CoachingBook a Discovery SessionEquine-Assisted CoachingSisterhood Membership2 Corinthians 1:3-4Support the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49 minAUG 24
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Embracing Uncomfortable

#550: Everything You Want to Know About Life Coaching and Becoming a Coach

Have you ever heard of Life Coaching?Do you want to learn more about the core principles and how it can benefit you?Maybe you have experience life coaching and want to know how you can become a coach! This podcast is for you!In case you had not yet realized, Life Coaching is a core part of the More to Be Ministry. As a certified Life Coach and Life Coach Trainer, I can attest to the life changing benefits it has brought to my life and so many others.In the final episode of Season 5 of the More to Be Podcast, I sat down (virtually) with fellow Life Coach and dear sister in Christ, Kalie Kelch, to talk about what Life Coaching has meant to us and the ways we use the principles in our day to day lives.Kalie Kelch has a passion for youth ministry and helping teens find their true identity in Jesus and develop a lasting relationship with Him. What began as a God-sized dream to minister to youth in an official capacity, culminated when she was offered the position of assistant chaplain at...

50 minAUG 10
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#550: Everything You Want to Know About Life Coaching and Becoming a Coach

Meant for Good

Do you find reading your Bible to be a chore?Is being honest with your community about your relationship with Jesus a challenge?Do you struggle with what good God intended for your life?In the latest episode of the More to Be Podcast with author, speaker, and ministry leader, Megan Fate Marshman, we unpack what it looks like to change our perspective and ask new questions when it comes to studying Scripture. We also consider the importance of living in honest community and how to embrace "the good that we were meant for."If you are looking for advice on how to study Scripture and how to understand God's Word in its intended context, then this podcast is for you.Mentions | Links | ResourcesMeant for Good by Megan Fate MarshmanPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43 minJUL 27
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Meant for Good

Extending Kindness

What is kindness? Is it something we do? Something we feel?How do we extend authentic kindness to others?In this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I'm joined by long-term friend and mentor, Lucinda Secrest McDowell, for a chat over coffee (from a virtual distance) to discuss kindness, passing on wisdom, and her latest book, Soul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life.We discussed the seven core principles in her book, which Lucinda has learned throughout her life, and the advice she wished she had known earlier on.If you want to sit under some Godly teaching and wisdom and learn more about extending kindness to yourself and to others, then this podcast episode is for you.Mentions | Links | ResourcesSoul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life by Lucinda Secrest McDowellLetting Go and Living Like Jesus with Barb RooseGrace and Truth: Conservations about Race with Barb RooseEverybody, Always by Bob GoffPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSiste...

39 minJUL 13
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Extending Kindness

God is Our Abba, Father | Encounter God #27

Abba, Father. Is that who God is to you? Or do you find that think of Him as your eternal Father is challenging in like of your experience with your earthly father. It's understandable, of course, when the very human that is supposed to model for us unconditional love and protection and provision fails in any regard.Whether our daddy's ability fell short of our expectations and needs . . .Whether our daddy's intentions were marred by abuse, neglect, or abandonment . . .Whether our daddy's example conveyed Christ-with-skin-on love and grace and kindness.One thing is true: Our earthly dad is not a full representation of our heavenly one.God has a significant fatherly role to play in all our lives, when He adopts us into His family by our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.It is a role defined by His love and protection, provision and purpose.Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17 minJUL 8
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God is Our Abba, Father | Encounter God #27

The Lord is Our Messiah | Encounter God #26

Have you ever noticed how God will bring something up again and again when He wants you to learn something?So if you find it strange that we're studying about Jesus as our Messiah this week, compared to Him being our Savior last week, you might be feeling like this is a bit redundant. I challenge you, however, to take a pause and consider what more God would like to speak to you about as you reflect on who Jesus is to you.Is Jesus your Messiah . . . your deliverer . . . the one who preserves you?Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 minJUL 1
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The Lord is Our Messiah | Encounter God #26

Navigating Midlife

Are you struggling to understand the season you are in, especially as your faith matures and your life priorities shift?Do you wonder what steps to take next or what to turn to as you navigate midlife?While it is easy to find books and blogs and podcasts focusing on parenting tips, marriage, addictions, and hangups, it is noticeably lacking in resources for those entering their second half of life.On the latest More to Be Podcast Episode, we're joined by Michelle Van Loon, who gives us context for understanding the different stages of life, especially in terms of spiritual growth, and how to seek out Biblical wisdom for even the most confusing and challenging circumstances.If you find yourself wondering how to persevere, questioning what comes next, or wondering what Scripture says about your current stage of life, then this latest podcast is for you.Since coming to faith in Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement, Michelle Van Loon's Jewish heritage, spiritual hunger, and storyteller's sensibilities have shaped her faith journey and informed her writing. She is the author of six books, including If Only: Letting Go of Regret, Moments & Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith, Born to Wander: Recovering the Value of Our Pilgrim Identity and Becoming Sage: Cultivating Maturity, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife. Michelle is a regular contributor at ChristianityToday.com and In Touch magazine, and is the co-founder of ThePerennialGen.com, a website for midlife women and men. She's married to Bill, and is mother of three and grandmother of two. Learn more about her writing and speaking ministry by visiting her website, MichelleVanLoon.com.Mentions | Links | ResourcesBecoming Sage: Cultivating Meaning, Purpose, & Spirituality in Mid-life by Michelle Van LoonPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 minJUN 29
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Navigating Midlife

Latest Episodes

When Quitting is the Best Option

Are you at a crossroads in your relationships, your career, or your ministry?Does quitting feel like the best option, but you do not want to feel like you have failed?On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I chat with some of the More to Be Coaches about times when quitting was the best option. From stories of divorce to leaving a life long career to stepping away from ministry, we covered it all, along with how the Lord continued to be faithful each step of the way. If you're in need of encouragement, then this latest podcast is for you!Meet Carly Weber! Life thrown you a curveball? Me too. In the span of a year, I found myself divorced and raising children with special needs. It left me feeling like I was sitting on the sidelines while everyone else lived on. I struggled to figure out where I fit now, both in life and in church. But I’ve discovered there is joy and good, even on the sidelines, and I want you to know it too.Whether you are feeling emotionally or practically stuck, I would love to help you discover hope and joy again, wherever life’s circumstances have taken you.I am remarried now with an additional little bundle, bringing my total to four children. One of which is adopted. I love adoption and foster care and helping walk families through that process as well.Meet Kimberly Dunham! Kimberly enjoys helping women find peace, direction, and forgiveness on the other side of difficult life situations. Finding your healing and identity in Christ and joy in the Word equals victory by living your best life ever according to God’s plan for your life.Meet Monajean Rose! Changes, expected or not, Monajean is passionate about helping you find growth and “silver linings” in life transitions. She’s had a few unexpected changes in her own life.An avid outdoor adventurer, she will help you journey toward physical wellness and explore your unknown territory. Trying somethingnew can be scary but also empowering!Growing in relationships, with others or with God, takes work. Monajean will encourage you and walk with you toward your goal.Mentions | Links | ResourcesLife Coach Training CourseLearn More about Life CoachingBook a Discovery SessionEquine-Assisted CoachingSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51 min1 w ago
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When Quitting is the Best Option

Embracing Influence in Your Season

Are you feeling stuck in the season you are in?Do you have dreams and goals you'd like to pursue, but life just seems to get in the way?Maybe you're feeling unequipped for what the Lord has put in front of you?On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I connected with one of my dear friends, Mari Hernandez-Tuten to discuss her latest bible study released this fall, Proverbs 31 in 5 Minutes a Day, and to talk about how our passions and callings can still fit into our lives regardless of the season we are in. If you find yourself identifying with any of the aforementioned questions, then this podcast is for you.Mari Hernandez-Tuten is a speaker, writer, family life coach, mom and wife. She is a mom to 3 boys and is married to Mr. Blue Eyes, her college sweetheart. She has a background in women's ministry, life coaching, and counseling. She has organized and led studies, workshops, and retreats for women in the church, home, internationally, and parachurch organizations.She regularly encourages women at inspiredbyfamilymag.com where she shares her journey of God's grace and hope in motherhood and womanhood. Her heart desire is for women to see how there common and ordinary tasks, in the hands of a loving God, becomes something more. Mari is passionate about helping women find hope in God's Word and to encourage women to use the influence God has given them to make an eternal difference right where they are--even in the mundane.Mentions | Links | ResourcesProverbs 31 in 5 Minutes a Day by Mari Hernandez-TutenGrab Mari's free download here!Life Coach Training CourseLearn More about Life CoachingBook a Discovery SessionEquine-Assisted CoachingSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 minSEP 21
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Embracing Influence in Your Season

No Better Mom for the Job

Are you a tired mom, feeling like you are running on empty?Does the comparison game of parenting styles or cute family pictures on Facebook eat at your core?Do you feel like you are just not the right mom for the job?This week on the More to Be Podcast, I chatted with Becky Keife, about her debut book, No Better Mom for the Job, and what she has learned through the sanctifying role of being a mother. If you are in need of some encouragement and food for the soul, then this latest episode is for you.Becky Keife is the Community Manager for DaySpring’s(in)courage, a widely followed online community where authentic, brave women connect deeply with God and others. She is a popular speaker for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) groups and other women’s events. She is a huge fan of Voxer,Instagram, Sunday naps, and imperfect moms leaning on Jesus. She and her husband live near Los Angeles, where they enjoy hiking sunny trails with their three spirited sons.Mentions | Links | ResourcesNo Bet...

45 minSEP 7
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No Better Mom for the Job

Embracing Uncomfortable

Comfortable is probably the last word that anyone would use to describe the year 2020. It has been unpredictable, heartbreaking, confusing, and all around uncomfortable.While we have learned how to navigate life with masks and social distancing, embracing the new and the uncomfortable is not something that many, myself included, have done easily.In the latest episode of the More to Be Podcast, I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Deb Gorton, a clinical psychologist and and graduate school program director, to discuss her latest book “Embracing Uncomfortable: Facing our Fears while Pursuing our Purpose" and how in a pre- and post-covid world we can embrace God's purpose for our lives.For over 14 years, Dr. Deb Gorton has been practicing, directing, building, developing, equipping, and partnering. As a clinical psychologist, she is fascinated by what drives decision-making and change. She is in constant pursuit of awareness and big picture perspective. What it all comes down to – navigating our purpose requires creating a bridge between our head and the heart. She loves creating bridges, inspiring courage in others to make the journey across and then leading others to do the same.Dr. Gorton earned both her MA in Psychology and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.Additionally, she holds an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.Presently, she serves as the Director of Moody Theological Seminary’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program as well as Moody's Counseling Center.She is also the founding president ofSiv Consultation (where she really gets to do all the fun stuff listed above).Dr. Gorton currently resides in Chicago, loves the Cubs, Chicago architecture, and, believe it or not, public transportation. If she’s not home in the city or traveling for work, you’re likely to find her with family in Colorado, Oregon, or Oklahoma (family never makes it easy, do they!?).Mentions | Links | ResourcesEmbracing Uncomfortable: Facing our Fears while Pursuing our Purpose by Dr. Deb GortonLife Coach Training CourseLearn More about Life CoachingBook a Discovery SessionEquine-Assisted CoachingSisterhood Membership2 Corinthians 1:3-4Support the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49 minAUG 24
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Embracing Uncomfortable

#550: Everything You Want to Know About Life Coaching and Becoming a Coach

Have you ever heard of Life Coaching?Do you want to learn more about the core principles and how it can benefit you?Maybe you have experience life coaching and want to know how you can become a coach! This podcast is for you!In case you had not yet realized, Life Coaching is a core part of the More to Be Ministry. As a certified Life Coach and Life Coach Trainer, I can attest to the life changing benefits it has brought to my life and so many others.In the final episode of Season 5 of the More to Be Podcast, I sat down (virtually) with fellow Life Coach and dear sister in Christ, Kalie Kelch, to talk about what Life Coaching has meant to us and the ways we use the principles in our day to day lives.Kalie Kelch has a passion for youth ministry and helping teens find their true identity in Jesus and develop a lasting relationship with Him. What began as a God-sized dream to minister to youth in an official capacity, culminated when she was offered the position of assistant chaplain at...

50 minAUG 10
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#550: Everything You Want to Know About Life Coaching and Becoming a Coach

Meant for Good

Do you find reading your Bible to be a chore?Is being honest with your community about your relationship with Jesus a challenge?Do you struggle with what good God intended for your life?In the latest episode of the More to Be Podcast with author, speaker, and ministry leader, Megan Fate Marshman, we unpack what it looks like to change our perspective and ask new questions when it comes to studying Scripture. We also consider the importance of living in honest community and how to embrace "the good that we were meant for."If you are looking for advice on how to study Scripture and how to understand God's Word in its intended context, then this podcast is for you.Mentions | Links | ResourcesMeant for Good by Megan Fate MarshmanPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43 minJUL 27
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Meant for Good

Extending Kindness

What is kindness? Is it something we do? Something we feel?How do we extend authentic kindness to others?In this episode of the More to Be Podcast, I'm joined by long-term friend and mentor, Lucinda Secrest McDowell, for a chat over coffee (from a virtual distance) to discuss kindness, passing on wisdom, and her latest book, Soul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life.We discussed the seven core principles in her book, which Lucinda has learned throughout her life, and the advice she wished she had known earlier on.If you want to sit under some Godly teaching and wisdom and learn more about extending kindness to yourself and to others, then this podcast episode is for you.Mentions | Links | ResourcesSoul Strong: 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life by Lucinda Secrest McDowellLetting Go and Living Like Jesus with Barb RooseGrace and Truth: Conservations about Race with Barb RooseEverybody, Always by Bob GoffPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSiste...

39 minJUL 13
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Extending Kindness

God is Our Abba, Father | Encounter God #27

Abba, Father. Is that who God is to you? Or do you find that think of Him as your eternal Father is challenging in like of your experience with your earthly father. It's understandable, of course, when the very human that is supposed to model for us unconditional love and protection and provision fails in any regard.Whether our daddy's ability fell short of our expectations and needs . . .Whether our daddy's intentions were marred by abuse, neglect, or abandonment . . .Whether our daddy's example conveyed Christ-with-skin-on love and grace and kindness.One thing is true: Our earthly dad is not a full representation of our heavenly one.God has a significant fatherly role to play in all our lives, when He adopts us into His family by our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.It is a role defined by His love and protection, provision and purpose.Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17 minJUL 8
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God is Our Abba, Father | Encounter God #27

The Lord is Our Messiah | Encounter God #26

Have you ever noticed how God will bring something up again and again when He wants you to learn something?So if you find it strange that we're studying about Jesus as our Messiah this week, compared to Him being our Savior last week, you might be feeling like this is a bit redundant. I challenge you, however, to take a pause and consider what more God would like to speak to you about as you reflect on who Jesus is to you.Is Jesus your Messiah . . . your deliverer . . . the one who preserves you?Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 minJUL 1
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The Lord is Our Messiah | Encounter God #26

Navigating Midlife

Are you struggling to understand the season you are in, especially as your faith matures and your life priorities shift?Do you wonder what steps to take next or what to turn to as you navigate midlife?While it is easy to find books and blogs and podcasts focusing on parenting tips, marriage, addictions, and hangups, it is noticeably lacking in resources for those entering their second half of life.On the latest More to Be Podcast Episode, we're joined by Michelle Van Loon, who gives us context for understanding the different stages of life, especially in terms of spiritual growth, and how to seek out Biblical wisdom for even the most confusing and challenging circumstances.If you find yourself wondering how to persevere, questioning what comes next, or wondering what Scripture says about your current stage of life, then this latest podcast is for you.Since coming to faith in Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement, Michelle Van Loon's Jewish heritage, spiritual hunger, and storyteller's sensibilities have shaped her faith journey and informed her writing. She is the author of six books, including If Only: Letting Go of Regret, Moments & Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith, Born to Wander: Recovering the Value of Our Pilgrim Identity and Becoming Sage: Cultivating Maturity, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife. Michelle is a regular contributor at ChristianityToday.com and In Touch magazine, and is the co-founder of ThePerennialGen.com, a website for midlife women and men. She's married to Bill, and is mother of three and grandmother of two. Learn more about her writing and speaking ministry by visiting her website, MichelleVanLoon.com.Mentions | Links | ResourcesBecoming Sage: Cultivating Meaning, Purpose, & Spirituality in Mid-life by Michelle Van LoonPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 minJUN 29
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Navigating Midlife
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