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The Godmother with Lisa Bevere
41 minutes | 7 days ago
Graced for Motherhood with Amy Groeschel
How do we weather the storms of motherhood?While motherhood is extremely rewarding, I think we can all agree it’s more challenging than we could have imagined. The truth is, the only way we make it through the storms of motherhood is by God’s grace. I can’t think of a better person to unpack this with on the podcast than my friend, Pastor Amy Groeschel.Amy Groeschel a wife, mother, and co-founding pastor (alongside her husband, Craig) of Life.Church. I can’t wait for you to hear as she shares from her own experiences about how God graces us for the season we’re in and all the beautiful and sometimes messy moments that come along the way.In this episode, Amy shares:—What it is to be a steward of our children and family—How to operate in the grace God gives for specific seasons of our lives—How to ask for help in the midst of motherhood—The power of praying for the lostI hope as you listen to this episode that you feel permission to ask for help when you need it and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is gracing you for the season you’re in!Do you have a mama-friend who could use this encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!You can connect with Amy on Instagram at @amygroeschel or on her podcast The Messy Table.For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you 💕
37 minutes | 21 days ago
From Pro-Life to Pro-Love with Amy Ford
How should we be approaching the pro-life conversation as the church?While this is a topic so many people are passionate about, it’s also a conversation that so many people in our culture feel unprepared to have. And it’s not just about having the conversation — how do we love the people in our worlds who are making or who have already walked the road of making this decision? Today we’re unpacking this on the podcast with my friend Amy Ford.Amy Ford is a wife, mother, and founder of the pro-life organization Embrace Grace. I can’t wait for you to hear as she shares her powerful story of choosing life when she found herself unexpectedly pregnant at 19, and how that decision has opened the door to care for women nationwide who find themselves in similar positions.In this episode, Amy shares:—her own story of choosing life for her unborn son—how the church can better care for women who find themselves with unexpected pregnancies—how God has redemption, hope, and a plan for EVERY person — even those who have had abortions—why being “pro-love” is even more powerful than being pro-lifeI hope this episode equips you to care for those in your life who have walked this road. And if you have walked this road yourself, I hope you listen and know that God has redemption, hope, and a future for you!Do you know someone who could use this encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!You can connect with Amy and get involved with the work Embrace Grace is doing on Instagram at @amyfordeg and @embracegraceinc or on the Embrace Grace website at embracegrace.com.For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you 💕Books discussed in today’s episode:-Godmothers, by: Lisa Bevere — https://amzn.to/3co6VzH-Help Her Be Brave, by: Amy Ford — https://amzn.to/3xfR4ez
43 minutes | a month ago
Parenting Through the Unimaginable with Kayla Stoecklein
How do you begin to rebuild when your life falls apart? And not just rebuild, but rebuild beautifully?I can’t imagine a better person to dive into this topic on the podcast with than my friend, Kayla Stoecklein. When Kayla’s husband Andrew unexpectedly passed away in August of 2018, Kayla found herself in circumstances she never imagined—a newly single mom of three young boys, desperately trying to pick up the pieces of their lives.Kayla’s mission to rebuild beautiful has inspired so many who find themselves in the midst of pain and circumstances they never saw coming, and her unwavering belief that “God’s Got This” has encouraged thousands of people around the world.In this episode, Kayla shares about:—losing her husband to suicide—navigating single motherhood unexpectedly—what she’s learned about mental health over the past couple of years—practical steps to rebuilding your life beautifully—how to trust God when life takes unexpected turnsI hope this episode encourages you that you CAN rebuild beautiful—even in the midst of life’s most unimaginable pain. Do you have a mom-friend who’s walking through circumstances she never saw coming? Feel free to share this episode with her!For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you 💕You can connect with Kayla on Instagram at @kaylasteck!Books discussed in this episode:-Fear Gone Wild, by: Kayla Stoecklein — https://amzn.to/39STvK3-Godmothers, by: Lisa Bevere — https://amzn.to/3t1sWKe
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Hope as a Weapon with Ebie Hepworth
How do you keep your hopes up when you feel like your dreams have been crushed?So many women are walking the hard road of infertility, miscarriage, or caretaking for children with disabilities—struggles they never anticipated or were prepared to face. If this is you, take heart and know this: you CAN keep your hopes up in God even when the unimaginable happens. Today we’re unpacking this on the podcast with my friend, Ebie Hepworth.Ebie Hepworth is a wife, leader, and mom of four miracle kids. I can’t wait for you to hear as she shares her powerful story of hope and God’s faithfulness in the midst of unexpected challenges and suffering.In this episode, Ebie shares:—her unexpected struggle with miscarriage & infertility—how to use hope as a weapon to fight the battles that life brings—how adoption was woven into the fabric of her family’s story—the keys to suffering and sharing wellI hope this episode encourages you to keep going and use hope as a weapon—even if you’re walking through a struggle you never saw coming. Do you have a mom-friend who could use a little encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you — http://onelink.to/3mvb9f 💕You can connect with Ebie on Instagram at @ebiehepworth!And don’t forget: you can grab a copy of Lisa’s latest book “Godmothers: Why You Need One. How to Be One.” here: https://amzn.to/3co6VzH
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Raising Strong & Kind Kids with Korie Robertson
How do you raise strong & kind kids?So many moms know that strength and kindness are foundational characteristics for their kids’ lives, but have no clue where to start when it comes to instilling them. Today we’re unpacking this on the podcast with my friend, Korie Robertson.Korie Robertson is a wife, mother, grandmother, author, and TV personality known best for her family’s TV show on A&E, Duck Dynasty. I’m excited for you to hear from Korie today as she shares about the challenges of raising kids in and out of the spotlight.In this episode, Korie shares:—how adoption is woven into the story of her family—the value of inviting feedback from your kids into parenting—the importance of getting to know your kids’ friends—the keys to raising strong & kind kidsI hope this episode encourages you in whatever season of life or parenting you find yourself! Do have a mom-friend who could use a little encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!P.S. For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you here: http://onelink.to/3mvb9f You can connect with Korie on Instagram at @bosshogswife and grab a copy of her book “Strong and Kind: Raising Kids of Character” today on Amazon!
61 minutes | 3 months ago
Overcoming Deep Wounds & Receiving God’s Love with Pastor Maria Durso
Have you ever struggled to receive God’s love? We’re unpacking this today on The Godmother podcast with my personal godmother, Pastor Maria Durso.Pastor Maria is a powerhouse mother, wife, grandmother, pastor, and minister. Her story is one of incredible redemption and triumph, a true testimony to the power of God’s love.In this episode, Pastor Maria shares:—her story of motherlessness, trauma, abuse, and how God intervened in the midst of her pain—how she learned to receive God’s love—how to pray powerful prayers over your kids—the roles of younger women and older women in the churchWhatever your story may be, God wants to meet you in the midst of it. He is faithful to heal your wounds, redeem your pain, and rewrite your story in a way that empowers you to move forward in strength.You can connect with Pastor Maria on Instagram at @mariadurso129 or on her website at mariadurso.com!Books mentioned in today’s show:—Ageless, by: Maria Durso—From Your Head to Your Heart, by: Maria Durso
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Laughing Our Way Through Life & Motherhood with Lisa Harper
Season two of The Godmother Podcast is here and we are tackling all things MOTHERHOOD 💕I’m so excited to have one of my favorite people on the show today to help me kick off season 2—Lisa Harper!If there’s one thing mamas could use it’s a little encouragement! I believe this episode will empower all moms to walk in their God-given purpose and enjoy the laughs along the way!In this episode, Lisa Harper shares:—her adoption journey as a single woman—how to navigate single parenthood—some hilarious stories from quarantine—why she wrote her latest devotional—LIFE: An Obsessively Grateful, Undone by Jesus, Genuinely Happy, and Not Faking it Through the Hard Stuff Kind of 100-Day Devotional—the books and tv shows she’s currently hooked onTune in here to join the fun and feel free to share with your mom friends who might need a good laugh today! I’m so excited to have you along for the ride on season two of The Godmother Podcast!You can connect with Lisa Harper on Instagram at @lisadharper or on her website at lisaharper.net! And grab a copy of her brand new devotional—LIFE: An Obsessively Grateful, Undone by Jesus, Genuinely Happy, and Not Faking it Through the Hard Stuff Kind of 100-Day Devotional—here: https://amzn.to/3aR4X8J! Books mentioned in today’s show:—The Mission of God’s People, by: Christopher Wright—Till We Have Faces, by: C.S. Lewis—Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost, by: Craig Keener
36 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Stop Striving and Find Freedom for Your Inner World with Alex Seeley
So many people in our culture today feel the pressure to strive and achieve what they feel like God has charged them to do. In this conversation I sit down with my good friend Alex Seeley, Lead Pastor of The Belonging Co. church in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss what it looks like to strip away these mindsets that hold us back.Alex powerfully shares about her experience growing up with an eating disorder, how to tend to your inner world, and ultimately what it looks like to find true freedom in Christ in whatever areas of our lives we are kept in bondage.As you listen to this last episode of season 1 of The Godmother, I hope you feel liberated to strip away whatever is holding you back and cultivate a greater intimacy with God than ever before!You can connect with Alex on Instagram at @AlexSeeley or on The Belonging Co.’s website at thebelonging.co.
28 minutes | 6 months ago
Live the Life You were Meant to Live with Jamie Ivey
I’m so excited to sit down with Jamie Ivey on this Thanksgiving day podcast. As you cook your turkey or get ready for fun family events, I hope you’ll join us for this conversation on what it looks like to live with a conviction of your ultimate calling and live the life God meant for you!In this conversation, we dive into what it looks like to really love others with our lives, how we can bring God glory in everything we do, and how God speaks and guides us through various seasons of our lives.As you listen today, we hope to bring some joy to your Thanksgiving day and challenge you to be the person God created you specifically to be!Grab a copy of Jamie’s new book “You Be You: Why Satisfaction and Success Are Closer Than You Think” at jamieivey.com/youbeyou!
44 minutes | 6 months ago
A Love Letter Life with Audrey Roloff
I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend Audrey Roloff on this week’s episode of The Godmother Podcast. Audrey is a young woman who is passionate about doing life and marriage well. She shares part of her and her husband Jeremy’s love story and their pursuit of a “Love Letter Life.”We dive into tools for doing relationships well, the importance of rest, and the value of having other women to look to along the way.Hope you enjoy the conversation!
39 minutes | 6 months ago
Fighting for Life with Lila Rose
From the time she was in high school, Lila Rose was passionate about fighting for those who have no voice. I’m so excited to sit down with Lila, founder of Live Action—a media and news nonprofit dedicated to ending abortion and inspiring a culture that respects all human life— to discuss her passion and advocacy for the unborn.In this episode, we dive into how this passion developed in her life, how Godmothers and guides have helped shape her life along the way, and how we can really go about changing people’s hearts and minds when it comes to advocating for life.I hope this conversation inspires you to use your voice in whatever sphere of influence God has given you!Connect with Lila on Instagram at @lilaroseofficial and get involved with Live Action on Instagram at @liveactionorg or on their website at liveaction.org.
46 minutes | 7 months ago
Defiant Joy with Candace Payne
In this episode, I’m so excited to sit down with my hilarious friend Candace Payne! You may know her as “Chewbacca Mom,” but she is so much more. Candace has a resilient and defiant joy about her that can’t help but spread to those around her. She shares how the “what ifs” of our lives hold us back from what God has for us and how God can use friendships in various seasons to propel our destinies forward.As you tune in today, know this: the joy of the Lord is your strength and He has joy for you in this season!Connect with Candace on Instagram at @candacepayne or on her website at www.candacepayne.me.To grab a copy of the Godmothers book, visit: messengerpodcasts.com/godmothers.
50 minutes | 7 months ago
Spiritual Equipping in the Messy Moments with Mo Isom Aiken
In this episode, I sit down with my friend & goddaughter Mo Isom Aiken as we unpack what spiritual equipping looks like in life’s messy moments. Even as a mamma of three who are under four years old, God is encountering & equipping Mo in the midst of the mundane. Mo shares what God has shown her about her generation, how God inspired her to write her book “Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot,” and what it has looked like to navigate today’s culture with grace and uncompromising truth.As you tune in today, know this: God is willing to encounter & equip you wherever you are. If you’re in the throes of motherhood or in a single season, the Father will meet you there. All you have to do is invite Him in!Connect with Mo on Instagram at @moisom and on her website at moisom.com.To grab a copy of the Godmothers book, visit: messengerpodcasts.com/godmothers.
41 minutes | 8 months ago
Permission To Be Who God Created You To Be with Hosanna Wong
In this episode, I sit down with my good friend & someone who has been a goddaughter in my life, Hosanna Wong, as we talk about what it means to walk in everything God has for us. Hosanna shares how it has been the hardest moments of her story that God has used to mold her into the person He created her to be. She dives into the moment she realized that you can’t be a hero without a battle, and how that mindset has shaped the way she lives today.Ultimately, we all want someone to give us permission and to challenge us to be exactly who God has created us to be. As Hosanna shares how receiving that permission was pivotal in her own life, I hope this conversation gives you that same permission. The world needs what YOU have—it’s time to get MOVING!Connect with Hosanna on Instagram at @hosanna.wong and on her website at hosannawong.com.To grab a copy of the Godmothers book, visit: messengerpodcasts.com/godmothers.
33 minutes | 8 months ago
Renewed Rhythms and Revived Hearts with Rebekah Lyons
In this episode, I sit down with my good friend Rebekah Lyons as we talk about what it looks like to practically establish rhythms of renewal in this moment in culture so that we might live in sustained emotional health. Rebekah also shares about her experience with Godmothers in her life as well as what it has looked like to make the transition from being a goddaughter to a godmother herself.I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! I know that I always come away from my time with Rebekah feeling refreshed and strengthened, and hope you do as well!Connect with Rebekah Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @rebekahlyons or on her website at RebekahLyons.com. You can also listen to Rebekah and her husband Gabe’s podcast “Rhythms For Life” wherever you get your podcasts!And to grab a copy of the Godmothers book, visit: messengerpodcasts.com/godmothers.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
Why You Need a Godmother with Addison Bevere
In this special episode, I sit down with my firstborn son Addison as we dive deep into the Godmothers message. Originally recorded for The Messenger Podcast, I felt that this conversation perfectly encapsulated what it means to be a Godmother and why we need them in today’s culture.I share about my experience as a young woman who desperately ached for an older woman to come into my life as a guide, showing me what to and what not to do, and while I never had that woman in my own life, my hope with this message is to come alongside you and do just that.Tune in as Addison and I go deep into the heart of this message, and hopefully help you bridge a few gaps in your life along the way.To grab a copy of the Godmothers book, visit: messengerpodcasts.com/godmothers.
36 minutes | 9 months ago
Navigating In-Law Relationships with Juli Bevere
In this episode, Lisa is joined by her first daughter-in-love, Juli Bevere, as they discuss the dynamics of healthy in-law relationships and how their relationship as mother and daughter-in-law has grown through the years. Juli shares her heart for connection with others, and Lisa dives into what it looks like to cultivate healthy relationships with younger women—specifically those in your family. Tune in today as the Podcast Godmother shares how being a mother-in-law prepared her to sep into the role of godmother.Today when you pre-order Lisa’s new book “Godmothers: Why You Need One. How to be One.” you’ll get the audiobook free! Pre-order here: messengerpodcasts.com/godmothers
25 minutes | 9 months ago
Your Podcast Godmother
Lisa Bevere wants to be your Podcast Godmother! In this first episode of “The Godmother with Lisa Bevere,” Lisa shares her heart for The Godmother podcast and her experience as a young wife and mom who longed for an older woman—a godmother—to come alongside and show her the way.Lisa shares how godmothers are those who recognize the gaps in our lives and help transform seasons of struggle into seasons of strength. Tune in to this inaugural episode as the Podcast Godmother teaches us how to leave behind guilt and lean into growth!You can pre-order Lisa’s new book “Godmothers: Why You Need One. How to be One.” today at: messengerpodcasts.com/godmothers
2 minutes | a year ago
Introduction to "The Godmother"
Welcome to The Godmother podcast! Lisa Bevere believes every woman not only needs a godmother, but she can also be one. A godmother is someone who watches over us and transforms our seasons of hardship into triumph. Godmothers are those who recognize the gaps in our lives and call us higher. They see opportunities for growth, provide answers, and call out unrealized potential. Listen in as Lisa seeks to connect the goddaughters with the godmothers and watch how God uses relationships to bridge these gaps in our lives. For more information, visit: lisabevere.com.
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