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7 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
150. My Best Yes -- Jodi Rosser
Do you have margin in your schedule? Do you have white space on your calendar where you have flexibility and can move appointments around or are you so busy and packed that you are at full capacity with no wiggle room? Oh friends, I feel like this is a struggle for many women and especially it has been a struggle for me over the years. And I remember reading back in 2015, Lysa Terkeurst’s book, *The Best Yes. So I have some nuggets to truth to share with you her book as well as My Best Yes for this Fall. You don’t want to miss this important announcement. Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Lysa’s book: *The Best Yes. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://kingsumo.com/g/dbegp3/the-best-yes-giveaway *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
33 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
149. Hope Always -- Dr. Matthew Sleeth
Have you ever had to have a tough conversation with a loved one? Maybe it was about their physical health? Perhaps it was about their emotional or mental health. Sometimes these conversations can be really difficult, so I am so thankful that Dr. Matthew Sleeth is back on the podcast, and he is going to talk about his book, *Hope Always: How to be a force for life in a culture of suicide. September is Suicide Prevention Month and each year on the podcast, I try to highlight one episode where I give ideas or tools or share about this subject that is just not talked a lot about, especially in the church. So today, I am excited for you to hear from Matthew and just the practical tools he gives us on how to have these tough conversations, how to enter into the conversation as well as how to help them. He is a medical doctor and worked in the emergency room for many years, so he brings a unique perspective. So again, I know this subject is hard to talk about, but I want to give voice to this because lives matter, and I want us to be a help to those that are struggling. Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Dr. Sleeth's book: *Hope Always. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://kingsumo.com/g/e2zxia/hope-always-giveaway Other Resources: Link to Depth Podcast Episode 99: *I Love Jesus, But I Want To Die by Sarah J. Robinson Link to Depth Podcast Episode 49: *Fear Gone Wild: A Story of Mental Illness, Suicide, and Hope Through Loss By Kayla Stoecklein It is fun to have Matthew back on the Podcast! If you missed my first conversation about his book, *Reforesting Faith please check out Episode 112 on the Depth podcast. I love what he shares about trees. Matthew Sleeth, M.D., a former emergency room physician and chief of the hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about faith and health. Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than one thousand churches, campuses, and events, including serving as a monthly guest preacher at the Washington National Cathedral. Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation's most influential Christian leaders, Dr. Sleeth is the executive director of Blessed Earth and author of numerous articles and books, He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with Nancy, his wife of forty years. Their grown children serve with their families in full-time parish ministry and as medical missionaries in Africa. You can connect with Matthew on his Blessed Earth Web site. *Note: If you are interested in purchasing these books, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
40 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
148. Going in depth about Depth -- Adam Colwell
Have you ever worked with a coach? Maybe it was for a team sport. Or perhaps it was with a singing or writing coach. I am so excited to introduce you to my writing coach, Adam Colwell. He is my guest on the podcast this week, and we're going to go in depth about my book, Depth! I am so excited for you to hear a little bit of the process of the book editing and coaching near the end of this 5-year journey with the book. We will share some of the behind the scenes. I cannot wait for you to hear the parts that change from the original draft to the final one as well as redundancies and book clarity. He truly gives so much wisdom. If you are a writer, you definitely do not want to miss this episode. We also talk a lot about waiting and God’s perfect timing; a message I need in the middle of this shipping delay. I think you are going to learn so much from him. To learn more about this book, Depth, click this link to Jodi’s website! Adam Colwell is an encourager and motivator whose passion is to help writers and authors tell their stories in their unique voice and style. He was honored to be chosen by Jodi to coach her as she wrote her book, and he is so excited to see what God is going to do in the lives of her readers. As a ghostwriter and editor, Adam has completed 59 book manuscripts with his clients for publication since 2013, and he is currently working on nine more book manuscripts. To learn more about Adam, go to www.adamcolwellwriteworks.com or connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-colwell/
18 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
147. Reading Chapter 1 of DEPTH -- Jodi Rosser
Have you ever felt heartbreak? Deep heartbreak? Has life turned out differently than you hoped or expected? Is loss or grief a part of your story? Oh friend, I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to walk through heartbreak. So, God placed on my heart a book to offer hope to a hurting heart and it releases this week. So, I thought today, that I would read Chapter 1 of the book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength. I dedicated this book: To the woman whose life has just been shattered, to the hurting heart whose whole world changed in an instant, to the grieving soul who struggles to get out of bed, I understand. I see you. I am one of you. I wrote this book for you. Praying this book brings hope to another hurting heart! I am excited to be giving away a copy of my first book! All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://kingsumo.com/g/azvsgk/depth-book-giveaway To hear more behind the scenes about my book, check out Depth Podcast Episode 146.
56 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
146. Behind the Scenes for DEPTH -- Maile & Jodi
Has God ever asked you to do something completely out of your comfort zone? Well, I feel like He has asked me to do that a couple times. The first one was with this podcast, and I cannot believe that I am celebrating the third year of the podcast this week. That was a leap of faith for me when I started this podcast three years ago. It is super exciting! The second example would be my book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength. I feel like God placed that on my heart five years ago in 2017. So I am so excited for this episode because we are going to trace all the God moments that happened from the book idea to the writing of it, to the editing and re-writing of it, to the waiting and to the publishing and all the prayers too! I am excited to talk with my college roommate, Maile, and she is going to interview me and ask me questions about the book. I hope you can see and trace God’s hands and fingerprints all over the process these last five years. So I am really excited for this special behind the scenes episode about my book, Depth. This is your last week to pre-order my book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength and receive the special pre-order gifts too. My friend DJ painted a beautiful picture of a tree with deep roots. Please click this link to redeem your pre-order gifts. Here is link to Depth Podcast Episode 39 with my friend, Danya about giving to Proverbs 31 Ministries. Here is a link to blog post about the beautiful tree with broken glass that hangs by my front door. It is called When Brokenness Leads to Depth. To hear more about behind the scenes about the Depth Podcast, here is a link to both my first year and second year birthday celebration episodes. Depth Podcast Episode 47: Special Behind the Scenes Episode for the one year birthday of the podcast. Depth Podcast Episode 97: The Depth Podcast is Two Years Old! Cannot wait for you to hear more behind the scene stories the last two years.
35 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
145. God's Connection Are Powerful, His Timing Perfect -- Kathe & Jodi
Have you ever met someone and immediately connected with them? It almost felt like a divine appointment, like you were supposed to have met them. I am so excited to have Kathe Wunnenberg back on the podcast. I interviewed her back in 2020 and we are going to share a little bit about how God has connected us. I just love His perfect timing as well as his fingerprints all over how our relationship began. I cannot wait for you to hear the wisdom from my mentor and hear how God’s connections are powerful. My book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength is releasing at the end of August. So this month, I wanted to share a little bit about the three storylines in the book. My miscarriage back in 2006 was my first heartbreak. Kathe’s book, *Grieving the Child I Never Knew, was a big part of my healing and eventually I can trace back the beginning of my book ministry to this book! So, I hope you enjoy this conversation with Kathe! If you are interested in pre-ordering my book, here is a link to Depth on Amazon. Also, I share more about my miscarriage and Baby Grace on an episode with my friend Yvonne, the very first year the podcast began. Here is a link to Depth Podcast Episode 5. Lastly, I want to share a link to my first conversation with Kathe on the Depth Podcast back in 2020. Here is a link to Depth Podcast Episode 53. Kathe Wunnenberg is the founder and president of Hopelifters Unlimited. She is a speaker, writer, leader, and connector known for her ability to offer creative solutions for real life problems. The author of *Hopelifter, *Grieving the Loss of a Loved One, and *Grieving the Child I Never Knew, Kathe lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
47 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
144. An Honest Conversation about Loss & Cancer -- Sophia and Jodi
Have you ever struggled with why God did not answer your prayer the way you thought He should? I know I have. Honestly, one of the times that I really wrestled with God was over my friend, Jeannie. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and sadly four months later, she passed away. I had to wrestle a lot with God about that "why". So today on the podcast, it is really exciting to talk with Jeannie’s daughter, Sophia. Sophia is an amazing young woman, and we have an honest conversation about loss and cancer. It was really special to take a trip down memory lane with Sophia and talk with her about her mom, our friendship, and some of our favorite memories. We also talked about the loss and how hard it was. So, I recommend grabbing some tissues because there are some sad parts to our conversation. But what I love most about it-- is that it is honest and raw. And you are going to be so impressed with the maturity of this 19-year-old woman and how God met her in the pain and is using this loss to shape her character. I am so proud of her, and I know her mom is too. My book, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength is releasing at the end of August. So this month, I wanted to share a little bit about the three storylines in the book. Losing my friend, Jeannie to cancer is one of my greatest heartbreaks along with my divorce and miscarriage. So I hope this episode with her daughter, Sophia, helps give you a glimpse into my beautiful friendship with Jeannie. If you are interested in pre-ordering my book, here is a link to Depth on Amazon. Also, the book launch team starts this next week. If you are interested in being a part of that, you can click this link to join the Book Launch Team.
40 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
143. How to Process Emotions in a Healthy Way -- Debbie Hetschel
Do you know how to process your emotions in a healthy way? If someone was walking through something hard, do you know how to offer them empathy? Would you come alongside them and put yourself in their shoes? These are such important life skills, so I am so excited to have Debbie Hetschel, my personal counselor on the podcast this week. We are going to dive deep into this subject and we are going to talk about how to process these hard, overwhelming emotions in a healthy way. This is my first episode back from my sabbatical and first let me say that it was really nice to have a break. But I am really excited for the month of August because this is the month that my book is going to launch. At the very end of the month, August 30th, Depth: Growing Through Heartbreak to Strength will release. Oh friends, I am so excited for this month of August that I will be highlighting some of the different storylines from the book as well as some of the principles in the book. This is a really important one, so I cannot wait for you to hear what my counselor has to share about emotions and empathy. She has so much wisdom- you do not want to miss this episode. If you are interested in pre-ordering my book, here is a link to Depth on Amazon. Also, the book launch team starts next week. If you are interested in being a part of that, you can click this link to join the Book Launch Team. Soul Words List- Free Download Comfort Circle Guide for the Listener- Free Download Link to Brené Brown’s Empathy YouTube Video If you are not already receiving Jodi’s emails each week, here is a link to subscribe to Jodi’s weekly encouraging email. Book Recommendation: *Finding Meaning by David Kessler Debbie is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist practicing at Relationship 180 in Mission Viejo, CA. She helps people learn to acknowledge and experience their emotions in life-giving and healing ways with God, themselves and others in the midst of the hard realities of life. *Note: If you are interested in purchasing these recommended books, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
21 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
142. Mark Batterson -- Win the Day
July Podcast Recap Week 4: Which episode has required the most prayer? I cannot wait for you to hear why I prayed so much the 24 hours before I recorded this conversation. I share this interesting backstory at the beginning of this episode which originally aired back in February 2021. Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time? Enough time for your to do list or even enough time to go after your God sized dreams? What if we can unleash the power of 24 hours? I am so excited to have Mark Batterson on the podcast this week as we talk about his new book, *Win The Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help you Stress Less & Accomplish More. A group of my friends all read this book, so it was fun to all talk with him on a zoom call together. We asked him questions about our favorite parts of the book as well as what his daily prayer life looks like and his life changing books. I cannot wait for you to hear his wisdom. Book Recommendations: *The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer *The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer *Malcolm Gladwell books *The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church (NCC) in Washington, DC. One church in seven locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, the Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. NCC is currently developing a city block into the Capital Turnaround. This 100,000 square foot space will include an event venue, child development center, mixed-use marketplace, and coworking space. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times best-selling author of 20 books including, *The Circle Maker, *In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, and *Whisper. He and his wife, Lora, have three children and live on Capitol Hill. Click this link to join my Depth Podcast Facebook Community. *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
42 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
141. Mark Oestreicher -- Understanding Your Young Teen
July Podcast Recap Week 3: What books have helped me the most in my parenting? Besides *How We Love Our Kids by Milan and Kay Yerkovich which was the episode last week, I would say, *Understanding Your Young Teen by Mark Oestreicher. Oh this book changed how I parented! It just gave me a lens into my kids’ lives and help me have empathy and understanding. Now one of my favorite things when I go and speak to MOPS groups and other parents is to remind them that one of the most important gifts they can give their kids is empathy, putting ourselves in their shoes and understanding. I believe this book is what started me on that path. Cannot wait for you to hear the episode I recorded with Marko back in December 2019. Are you parenting a teenager? Do you have a child between the ages of 11-14 which we call a young teen? I am excited for you to hear my conversation with veteran youth worker, Marko about parenting teenagers. His book, *Understanding Your Young Teen, is one of my favorite parenting books and truly helped me understand my boys (ages almost 17 and 13). He goes into detail about the 5 major changes our teens will go through: physical, cognitive, emotional, relational, and spiritual and gives great insight. If you have a young teen (ages 11-14) or an older teen, I promise you do not want to miss this episode. His words of wisdom are gold! Book Recommendations: *A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Guys by Mark Oestreicher *A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Girls by Mark Oestreicher *A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Brains by Mark Oestreicher *A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media by Mark Oestreicher *A Parent's Guide to Understanding Sex & Dating by Mark Oestreicher *Your Teenager Is Not Crazy by Jerusha Clark Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and former president of Youth Specialties. The author of dozens of books, including *Youth Ministry 3.0 and *Middle School Ministry. Marko is a sought after speaker, writer, and consultant. Marko leads The Youth Cartel, providing a variety of resources, coaching, and consultation to youth workers, churches, and ministries. *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
35 minutes | Jul 11, 2022
140. Milan & Kay Yerkovich -- How We Love Our Kids
July Podcast Recap Week 2: Who was the first interview on the Depth Podcast? I am excited to share that I had Milan and Kay Yerkovich and their book, How We Love Our Kids, was one of my life changing books. In fact, this is the second most popular episode on my podcast. If you are a parent, I highly recommend this episode. There is so much truth and wisdom on how we can understand our kids and how we can grow ourselves as parents! We recorded this episode back in August 2019. Do you find yourself getting triggered with your kids? Are they able to push your buttons? I talk with Milan and Kay Yerkovich about their book, *How We Love Our Kids. Honestly, this book changed my life. I would not be the mom or woman I am today without this book. You see, this book opened my eyes to something that I had never known about myself. This book started me on a path of self-awareness. I cannot wait for you to hear Milan and Kay share their 5 love styles of parenting as well as growth steps for each one of them. As a vacillator, I share some of my own personal growth steps that I have been working on over the years. In addition, we talk about the comfort cycle and rupture/ repair in a relationship. Honestly, these are some of my favorite parts. I promise you that you do not want to miss their insight and wisdom. Milan and Kay Yerkovich are the parents of four grown children. Milan is a pastoral counselor and co-host of the radio show, New Life Live! with Stephen Arterburn. Milan has a master’s degree in biblical studies and is the founder of Relationships 180, a ministry that helps leaders build healthy relationships. Kay has a master’s degree in counseling and has specialized in successful bonding between couples, parents, and children for more than twenty years. They provide resources in these areas, at https://howwelove.com. When they aren’t traveling to speak, the Yerkovichs enjoy their grandchildren. Soul Words List- Free Download Comfort Circle Guide for the Listener- Free Download *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
22 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
139: Lysa TerKeurst -- It's Not Supposed To Be This Way
July Podcast Recap Week 1: What is my most popular podcast episode on the Depth Podcast? My conversation with Lysa TerKeurst that I recorded in April 2020. Have you ever been disappointed? Has someone you cared about let you down? Has someone not met your expectations? I am so excited to talk with Lysa TerKeurst about her book, *It's Not Supposed To Be This Way. I don’t know about you, but I have found myself saying those exact words a lot lately due to the Covid-19 virus. With graduations and weddings cancelled, many people are walking through a season of disappointment. Lysa shares some helpful tips on how to handle disappointment as well as some profound truth when you feel shattered. You do not want to miss what she reveals about dust. Honestly, it is my favorite part. Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and a #1 New York Times best-selling author of *It's Not Supposed To Be This Way, *Uninvited and twenty-one other books. But to those who know her best she’s just a simple girl who holds fast to God’s truth and speaks about hope in the midst of her own struggles. Lysa lives with her family in Charlotte, North Carolina. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com or on social media @LysaTerKeurst. To join my new Depth Podcast Community Group, click on https://www.facebook.com/groups/depthpodcast *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
34 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
138. Abundant Fruit -- Casey Wayne
Has God ever asked you to take a season of rest, so He can prepare you for what is to come? Maybe it was a sabbatical from your work or from your ministry? Or maybe it was just some time off from the busy schedule and the striving or working. This topic comes up in my conversation this week with Casey Wayne. She wrote a book called *Abundant Fruit: Cultivating Fruit of the Spirit Through Spiritual Growth. I love studying the Fruits of the Spirit and for me personally, patience and self- control are so challenging for me. So we are going to dive deeper on the devotions on those as well as talk about this idea of rest. I think you are going to learn so much from Casey. Also, at the end of the episode, I will be sharing a little bit more about a sabbatical God has placed on my heart. Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Casey’s book: *Abundant Fruit. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://kingsumo.com/g/4xfa3d/abundant-fruit-giveaway Book Recommendation: *Simplifying Rest by Lisa Rowell *Come and See by Tina Reale Casey Wayne is a wife and mother of two. She enjoys time with her family doing simple things like movie nights and cooking together. As a devotional writer, Casey strives to share her story with relatable honesty, showing how God is faithful throughout the big and small moments of life. She has a heart for encouraging the faith walk of other moms. Praying they gain a deeper connection with our heavenly Father. Her family lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Connect with Casey at caseywayne.org. You can also find her on Instagram or Facebook @caseylwayne. *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
35 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
137. Devotions for the Distracted Heart -- Peg Arnold
Would you say that you have a distracted heart? Maybe you have overcommitted your time or perhaps life’s circumstances are overwhelming. Maybe you need help setting priorities. I am so excited to have Peg Arnold on the podcast this week. She wrote a book called *Devotions for the Distracted Heart and they are so great! I know you are going to learn so much from her. Each of her devotions starts with the letter D so it is Devotions of Digital Devices, Distractions of Detours, and Distractions of Devastation. There is so much truth in this episode. Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Peg’s book: *Devotions for the Distracted Heart. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://kingsumo.com/g/zljquo/devotions-for-the-distracted-heart-book-giveaway If you do not win the free Devotions for the Distracted Heart, you can order a copy through Peg's website and receive a free journal! Book Recommendations: *Lord Change Me by Evelyn Christenson *The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst *My Yes Is On The Table by Jennifer Hand Peg’s heart’s desire is that each woman would embrace the message that "God sees you, values you, and gives purpose to your story". She has been involved in women’s ministry for over thirty years and brings stories alive through her inspiring, entertaining messages. As a mom, wife, nana, mentor, with a master’s in counseling, she connects on a personal basis by sharing her joys and challenges of many life experiences through her dramas, messages, and witness. Peg grew up in Michigan, raised her family in Maryland and now is exploring Colorado. You can connect with Peg on her website or on Instagram or Facebook. Peg's Devotions for the Distracted Heart are also on YouVersion as well as her Holiday Devotions. *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
46 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
136. Like Ice Cream -- Keith Ferrin
Have you ever thought about studying the Bible the same way you watch and study a movie? You would not start by just looking at one scene and just diving deep into that one scene. You would start by seeing the whole movie first and then go back and find your favorite scenes. I love this perspective that Keith Ferrin shares on the podcast this week. We are going to be talking about his book, *Like Ice Cream: The Scoop on Helping the Next Generation Fall in Love with God’s Word. He shares some amazing tools on how he studies the Bible and how he dives deeper into God’s Word. I found it fascinating, and I think you are going to learn so much from him. Father’s Day is just around the corner and Keith answers some questions about being a dad and how to be intentional with raising kids. Again, so much truth in this episode. Here is a link to Episode 37, the Father's Day episode with my dad. Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Kevin’s book: *Like Ice Cream. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://kingsumo.com/g/wrts7b/like-ice-cream-book-giveaway Check out: Link to My Bible Talk Interview with Keith Link to Episode 37: Father's Day episode with my dad. Link to Episode 87: Small Group Dads- another Father’s Day episode. Book Recommendations: Immerse Books: *Kingdoms, *Poets, *Chronicles, *Beginnings, *Prophets, *Messiah *Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking by John Acuff *Simple Money, Rich Life by Bob Lotich *Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony Keith Ferrin is an author, speaker, and storyteller. He founded his ministry in 1996 and travels around the U.S. and internationally, speaking at conferences, churches, retreats, and universities. He utilizes humor, practical workshops, and word-for-word presentations of whole books of the Bible (we’re not kidding!) to help people fall in love with God’s Word and its Author. He also founded Simply Communicate, and coaches individuals and teams in the area of improving team communication and individual public speaking. Oh…and he believes that coffee and ice cream are mankind’s greatest achievements. You can connect with him on his website or on social media @keithferrin (YouTube/IG/FB/Pin/TW). *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
43 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
135. Sabbath Box -- Clayton Greene & Chris Pappalardo
Do you have a rhythm of rest in your home? Do you have a day where you slow down, stop, and enjoy all the things God has provided for you? Do you practice the Sabbath? I am so excited to have Clayton Greene and Chris Pappalardo back on the podcast and they are going to tell us about their new product, The Sabbath Box. It is so great, and I cannot wait for them to share how it works. I know, for me, I definitely need help in this area on slowing down, resting, and really enjoying God’s creation, so I think you are going to learn so much from them. Also, we end the podcast talking a little about Father’s Day, and they share their words of wisdom on being a dad. I cannot wait for you to hear the truth they share. Here is a link to Episode 37, the Father's Day episode with my dad. Also, I am so excited for someone to win a Sabbath Box. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://kingsumo.com/g/93yfyd/sabbath-box-giveaway It is fun to have Chris and Clayton back on the Podcast! If you missed my first conversation with them about their Advent Blocks, please check out Episode 109 on the Depth Podcast. These Advent Blocks help remind your children of the true meaning of Christmas, and they are phenomenal. Book Recommendations: *Give Them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson *Playing God by Andy Crouch *Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay *Habits of the Household by Justin Whitmel Earley *Understanding Your Young Teen by Mark Oestreicher (Check out Depth Podcast Episode 14 to hear more about the book) *Rest & Reflect by Rachel Fahrenbach (Check out Depth Podcast Episode 89 to hear more about the book) At GoodKind, they are committed to helping people start—and continue—practices that draw them to God and to one another. They want to help people practice their faith by having meaningful moments with their families. They started out by creating Advent Blocks, a 25-day Christmas practice for the whole family. Now, they're providing tools that help you develop the GoodKind of habits and holiday celebrations throughout the entire year. Learn more at their website, goodkind.shop. Here is a direct link to the Sabbath Box. *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
41 minutes | May 30, 2022
134. Special Mom Story- Amanda Shanks
When you hear someone share their hard circumstances, do you know how to offer empathy? Would you say you know how to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and really enter into the pain with them? I am so excited to talk about this today on the podcast with Amanda Shanks. She is the mother of Taylor, and her daughter has a rare diagnosis called Pura Syndrome. I love that Amanda and I are having this conversation because I think sometimes when we don’t know what to say, we think it is better to say nothing. So, Amanda is going to talk to us about what is looks like to offer empathy without pity as well as what does it look like to enter into someone else’s hard circumstances and put yourself in their shoes. So, Amanda is going to talk to us about what it looks like to offer empathy without pity as well as what it looks like to enter into someone else’s hard circumstances and put yourself in their shoes. She is going to help us with that language, and I know you are going to learn so much from her! Book Recommendations: *I Will Push You: A Journey of 500 miles, Two Best Friends and One Wheelchair by Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck *Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved by Kate Bowler *Run to the Light by Laura King Edwards Books by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Podcast Recommendations: Depth Podcast Episode 52 with Chris Simning Depth Podcast Episode 86 with Katherine Wolf Amanda Shanks is a passionate writer, speaker, teacher, and advocate. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist specializing in Reproductive and Maternal Mental Health and currently serves as the President of the PURA Syndrome Foundation. She previously served as the Director of Fundraising for the PURA Syndrome Foundation and was a founding member and leader of the Annual World Rare Disease Day Rally of Charlotte and the Rare and Undiagnosed Network of Charlotte (RUNCharlotte). She also volunteers at Shining Hope Farms, an organization which provides hippotherapy services to children with disabilities. She has represented the PURA Syndrome Foundation and actively participates in various conferences hosted by Global Genes, NORD, and the EveryLife Foundation. In addition to her rare disease advocacy work, she serves as an Elder at Avondale Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC, and recently followed a call to Union Presbyterian Seminary where she is pursuing a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education. You can connect with Amanda on her website or on Instagram and Facebook @ToughLikeTaylor *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
38 minutes | May 23, 2022
133. Special Mom Story -- Sarah Frazer
Have you ever noticed that your faith grows the most when you are walking through something hard or unexpected? It wouldn’t be what you wished for, but in those circumstances, your faith increases in ways it never has before. I cannot wait for you to hear from my friend, Sarah Frazer, as she shares her special mom story. She adopted two children from China, and she is going to talk about how the process of adoption increased her faith in ways it never would have before. I cannot wait for you to hear the truth she shares and how God met her in every small detail of the adoption process. You are going to learn so much! Book Recommendations: *Adopted for Life by Russell Moore *The True Vine by Andrew Murray *Gentle and Lowly by Dane C. Ortlund Sarah E. Frazer is a writer and Bible study mentor at sarahefrazer.com. Sarah is the wife of Jason and mother of five. She and her family serve as full-time missionaries in Honduras. Her passion is to encourage women to start today with a Bible reading and prayer habit. Sarah is the author of several self-published Bible study resources for women. She shares tools and encouragement for Bible and prayer study at sarahefrazer.com. Follow her on Instagram and download her Psalm 119 reading plan here. Link to Sarah’s friend’s adoption page: Kaidi's Light- Surviving Adoption Link to Sarah’s ministry page: Medical Outreach Page *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
46 minutes | May 16, 2022
132. Special Mom Story -- Jessica Hurlbut
Do you need some fresh perspective on the circumstances of your life? Maybe you are walking through a hard season or perhaps you are in the middle of a transition. I am so excited to introduce you to Jessica Hurlbut, my special mom story this week. She is going to share some incredible insight. Not only has she adopted two children, but she also has two autistic children, and she offers so much wisdom. I took so many notes on fostering to adopt as well as how to come alongside and help someone on this same road. She is going to give us a dose of help, a dose of humor, and a dose of hope. You do not want to miss the truth she shares. Book Recommendations: *The Lucky Few by Heather Avis *The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (Translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell) *Anonymous by Alicia Britt Chole Jessica is a writer, a podcaster, a special needs mom, and pastor. She has been married for 17 years to Greg Hurlbut, who is the lead pastor at New Testament Church in Massena, NY. She is the mother of five children: two adopted, two autistic, and one typical teen boy. In 2014, Jessica and her husband adopted a sibling group and become adoption advocates for the 125,000 children in foster care who are freed to be adopted. Jesus whispered to her heart, “If you take care of my kids, I’ll take care of yours.” In her free time, Jessica loves to run. She completed two marathons, two ultra-marathons, and a National Adoption run where she ran 70 miles for 19 hours straight in a snowstorm. The Hurlbut’s host the Full Spectrum Parent Podcast, the only faith-based Autism parenting podcast in existence. She also blogs weekly at www.jessicahurlbut.com *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
37 minutes | May 9, 2022
131. Special Mom Story -- Elise Daly Parker
Are you living like an orphan or as the daughter of the King? These words are from my podcast episode this week and they really stuck with me. In fact, I was doing my quiet time and I am studying the names of God and one of the lessons was on the story of Moses and the burning bush. In the notes, it said that Moses was asking two questions, “Who Am I?” and “Who Are You?” to God. I think we ask ourselves these same questions and that is what I want you to think about today: Who are you and Who is God, especially in the hard times of life? I love what Elise Day Parker shares on the podcast this week. She is my special mom story, and I am so excited to have her talk about her two roles: she is a stepmom, but also she has lost two babies in the middle of a pregnancy. In this episode, she has a quote about loss and what she learned about God that is so profound and deep. I cannot wait for you to hear the truth she shares as well as her honesty and vulnerability. Book Recommendations: *The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner *What Christians Should Know About the Importance of Forgiveness? By John Arnott *Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend *Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst *I Will Start Again Monday by Lysa TerKeurst *The Hard Good by Lisa Whittle *Try Softer by Aundi Kolber *Unshakable Peace in an Unsteady World by Elise Daly Parker, Michelle Wilbert, Jodi Kinasewitz, and Jess Carey I am so excited to announce that Hope Writers is opening their doors again. If you have a message to share, or a book on your heart, I highly recommend joining the Hope Writers Community. Here are some resources to check out: Click here to check out 10 questions to ask yourself before you write a book or you can click here to take a quiz to see where you are on the six stage writing path. Elise Daly Parker is a certified life coach, writer, and speaker. She’s the creator of the MomVision podcast - helping moms savor not just survive seasons of motherhood with clarity, confidence, and calm. Elise offers coaching through hands-on practices, including powerful tools like Vision Boards. She helps moms know, love, and accept themselves where they are, and empowers them to take small steps that add up to a happier, healthier, more balanced/less stressed life. When Elise got married and had kids, she found it more challenging than she imagined. Now she shares some of her lessons with transparency to give moms help and hope on their motherhood journey. Download Elise’s 5 Scriptures to Help You Savor Not Just Survive Motherhood. Elise has been married to Chris for 37 years, has four daughters and two sons-in-love, as well as two grandchildren. She lives in New Jersey, where she can see NYC on the horizon. Elise is also the co-author of a new devotional journal, Unshakable Peace in an Unsteady World. Her website is EliseDalyParker.com. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook @elisedalyparker. *Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!
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