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Create Your Now Archive 3 with Kristianne Wargo

Kristianne Wargo

Create Your Now Archive 3 with Kristianne Wargo
52 min2018 MAR 22
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My Strength is My Story with Jodi Whitsitt, Extra Grace Required. She shares her emotions, struggles, and joys from a single parent to a lifetime of love. After being knocked down multiple times, she continue to rise up with her faith, family, and the most incredible friendships. Your heart will be blessed.

Jodi Whitsitt: A recent widow, a proud mom of three ridiculously amazing children (ages 9 to 21), a blogger, a motivational speaker, and an aspiring writer. After beginning her life as a single parent, Jodi found a lifetime of love with her husband, Mark. However, a tragedy came into their lives where God gave her the extra grace required. You will be touched by her beautiful story.

Jodi's mission is to turn her pain into purpose by "keepin' it real" with you!

"I call it a God-gut feeling." ~ Jodi Whitsitt

WEBSITE for Jodi Whitsitt: ExtraGraceRequired.com

Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including grief, joy, homeschooling, hot messes, and a lifetime of love! Be inspired and encouraged to keep moving forward with the God-gut feelings. Crazy and all!

  • Grace
  • God's Word
  • The Book of James
  • The "Living" Word
  • How God speaks to us.
  • God's voice
  • Prayer
  • Single parenthood
  • Shame
  • Heart work
  • Worship band
  • The love connection
  • Golden Years
  • Annoying qualities
  • Cinderella story
  • A little drag
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Neuropathy
  • The trap
  • Caregiver
  • Resentment
  • Homeschooling
  • Her husband's death
  • Time as a family
  • Guilt
  • Fears
  • What if I die?
  • Alone
  • Who am I?
  • What is your purpose for me?
  • Deep sorrow
  • Joy
  • Am I not enough?
  • Leaning in
  • Writing
  • Trust
  • Extra Grace Required
  • Exposing Truth
  • A Universal Experience
  • Real Time
  • Ranking grief
  • Grandpa's Loss
  • Lifetime of Love
  • Adoption
  • Gratitude
  • What's next?

WEBSITE for Jodi Whitsitt: ExtraGraceRequired.com

"Grief really is a love story." ~ Jodi Whitsitt

Quotes and statements within the interview:

"By the grace of God. That's how I get up in the morning and that's how I tackle my day."

"Life is hard."

"And proof that it really is a living word."

"It's an ancient book written thousands of years ago. Yet it has relevance today. And it has relevance to what you're going through right now. And that makes it presently relevant and alive."

"I carried a ton of shame."

"How God took that imperfect situation and created good from it."

"You don't find the right person until you become the right person."

"I just knew God had a father, an earthly father, in mind for my daughter and a husband for me."

"We didn't have a gap in our heart anymore."

"I look back on that time and really just tears flow because of how joyful it was."

"At that time it was suppose to be terrible, but not terminal."

"Because he was so brilliant and science-minded, he knew what was happening to him."

"We kind of lost in that period of time the husband and wife partnership."

"I thought I lost my everlasting mind."

"I was a hot mess for a long time!"

"There was a time where I felt God went dark on me."

"I can seek joy and still carry sorrow."

"God gave me an example."

"Allowing myself to feel what I was feeling and not beat myself up for feeling it."

"This sucks!"

"The joy of the Lord is my strength."

"If it's universal, why do we avoid it like the plague?"

"He (God) picked the hot messes."

"It was a beautiful, dream, prayer-answered moment in our life."

In the beginning, after losing him, gratitude was hard."

"He's shown me to chill out and trust Him."


What has your story gifted you?

  • Closer relationship with God.
  • A reminder --- He is magnificent.
  • He holds me when I can't stand on my own.
  • Clearer vision of the pain and suffering of others.

"He didn't make me empathetic for nothing."

"He has allowed me to take my imperfections and my story to comfort others."

"Pain can be transformed into comfort and unity and strength. That it doesn't have to be lonely and overwhelming and isolating. It's opportunity for community."

Resources mentioned in the episode:


"One step at a time leads to miles of greatness!"

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Ready to shine your light and tell your story. Please click on MY STRENGTH IS MY STORY. Here you can submit yourself to appear on the podcast or make recommendations as who you would like to hear. This is going to be a beautiful series!


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Contact me at YourBestSelfie@CreateYourNow.com

Read more from Kristianne, a contributor to The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Thrive Global, Addicted2Succes, and She Owns It.








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Music by Mandisa - Overcomer



Cover Art by Jenny Hamson