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15 minutes | 14 days ago
Season 2 | Episode 21 - Noticing God through fan clubs
Have you ever wanted an eyewitness to your life? Or wished you had a fan club? Since God created us for community, we are naturally propelled to find someone, anyone to take notice of us, to cheer us on. But what if we don’t have a fan club? On this episode of THE NOTICE, we get a sneak peek into one of the chapters in the book, A Firm GRASP about the significance of having a fan club and how God ultimately takes notice.
45 minutes | a month ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 20 - Noticing God through adoption with author Marcy Bursac
Maybe you have wanted to adopt but the financial cost squashed your dream. Or you have a family member who is considering adoption. Join me as I talk with adoptive parent Marcy Bursac, and author of the book, The Forgotten Adoption Option. We talk about what it’s like for children to feel unnoticed, what it’s like for the parent who wants to adopt, and how God takes notice of us through the process.
12 minutes | a month ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 19 - Noticing God in transitions
Are you experiencing a transition? Join host Susan Hoekstra as she discusses noticing God in transitions in this special Easter episode.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 18 - Noticing God behind the scenes with speaker, author, podcaster, and surrogate Tiffany Jo Baker
Do you find yourself in roles where you support others behind the scenes? Sometimes “playing second fiddle” can give us joy unmeasurable, while other times, it can leave us feeling unnoticed. Join me for this episode where I talk with speaker, author, and three-time surrogate mother, Tiffany Jo Baker. We discuss the different supporting roles God has placed her in, the rewards and challenges of being behind the scenes, and how God ultimately takes notice.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
Season 2 | Episode 17 - Noticing God through our senses
Do you ever feel overstimulated? Do you wish you could just get away from it all, breath in the fresh air, hear the waves, and connect with your senses? Join me on this episode where I discuss our senses and how our culture affects our sense of well-being. We talk a little about self-awareness and how taking notice of God just makes sense.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Season 2 | Episode 16 - Noticing God through trust with author and vodcaster Angie Baughmann
Do you believe that Jesus offers us peace, joy, and rest, but struggle to experience those promises? Is it that God isn’t noticing us or do we find it challenging to trust? Join me as I welcome bible teacher, author, and vodcaster, Angie Baughman. We talk about our struggles to trust God, discover new ways to surrender, and how trusting and noticing go hand in hand.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 15 - Noticing blessings during COVID with author Lisa Ghilardi Hudson
What would it be like during a pandemic, to have to quarantine four times? Tune in for this episode as I welcome Lisa Ghilardi Hudson, author of the book Finding Blessings While Fighting COVID-19: Facts, Feelings, and Faith during My Quarantines. We talk about what it was like for her husband to be one of the first people to contract the virus in the state of Washington, the lessons she learned by having to quarantine four times, and how God noticed her during the pandemic.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 14 - Noticing God when feeling invisible
Do you ever long for others to notice you? Give you the time of day? Sometimes it feels like nobody sees you at all. The need may be unconscious, but it's still there, especially when we feel unappreciated or have an excessive need for compliments. It's there every time we feel like we're not good enough. Join us for this episode of THE NOTICE where we talk about what it feels like to be invisible, why we struggle to fight that feeling, and how God takes notice anyway.
19 minutes | 5 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 13 - Noticing Emmanuel
Join host Susan Hoekstra for a special Christmas episode where we talk about her favorite Christmas carol and ways we can prepare our hearts for the arrival of Jesus.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 12 - Noticing God through opinions
In this season of hot topics, do you find yourself walking on eggshells with others regarding political, cultural, or racial views? Or perhaps you find yourself easily offended when others dominant the conversation? Listen to this episode where we talk about awkwardness, communication styles, feelings, and how we can take notice of God when voicing our opinions.
27 minutes | 6 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 11 -Noticing God when feeling stuck with author Sally Livingston
Are you tired of trying to move past experiences or relationships that have caused hurt or confusion? Do you cringe when someone says "Get Over It" because you're feeling stuck? Tune in for our next episode, as I talk with Sally Livingston, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of the new book, GET OVER IT. We discuss what "it" is, the power we have to respond, and how God notices us when feeling stuck.
46 minutes | 6 months ago
Season 2 | Episode 10 - Noticing God through baldness with esthetician Nekeyta Brunson
It is estimated that 50% of all women will experience hair loss in their life. But what would it be like to be completely bald? Tune in, as we talk with Nekeyta Brunson, esthetician and owner of Uncovered Beauty Studio. We hear about what it was like for her to grow up with alopecia, a condition which causes baldness. We’ll talk about the insecurities that come with baldness, and how God has helped her, and how she is helping other women notice and embrace their beauty.
39 minutes | 7 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 9 - Noticing God through politics with author Aaron Schafer
The political culture in our country has become polarized. Even as Christians, we are aligning ourselves more and more with one particular party over another. What if we took notice of how God wants us to engage in the world instead of anchoring our identity on one particular party? On this episode I welcome author Aaron Schafer about his new book The Politically Homeless Christian. We discuss how to reject polarization, be wise in our choices, show the love of Jesus, and notice God through politics.
47 minutes | 7 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 8 - Noticing God through chronic pain with writer Debbie Patrick
Are you someone who is living with contact physical and mental conditions that limit your productivity? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 20% of US adults are living with chronic pain. Listen in for this episode, where I speak with writer and blogger, Debbie Patrick, who lives with chronic pain. You’ll hear her story, her passion for providing a sanctuary for those suffering from chronic pain, and how she has taken notice of God through it all.
22 minutes | 8 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 7 -Noticing God in unemployment
Do you know someone who lost their job? Losing a job is one of life's most stressful experiences. Perhaps it's you who is struggling, or you're the wife, wondering how to best support your husband through a job loss. Listen in, as we talk about how unemployment feels like a roller coaster, how it affects our feelings of being good enough, and share fifteen different ways to get through unemployment.
48 minutes | 8 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 6 - Noticing God when casting off idols with Pastor Jack Magruder
Did you know a sunflower’s is heliotropic? Which means at it's healthiest, it faces the sun. Like the sunflower, we are at our healthiest when we face God. Yet, there are times we try to get from other sources what should rightfully come from God. Listen in on this powerful conversation with Jack Magruder, Executive Pastor at Trinity Church. We talk about those sunflowers, a little about Gideon. and about those idols - both obvious and unobvious - that keep us from noticing God.
37 minutes | 9 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 5 - Noticing God through hoarding with author Cynthia Ruchti
Do you know anyone who seems to take messy too far? Perhaps they experience distress when trying to let go of their possessions. Tune in, as we talk with celebrated author Cynthia Ruchti. We discuss her new book, Afraid of the Light, a beautiful story which focuses on the heart breaking issues hoarders face. We learn how God takes notice of us in the mess and how we can live a life hemmed in hope.
24 minutes | 9 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 4 - Noticing God when feeling ignored
Have you taken the time to write someone an email and gotten no response? Or posted an encouraging comment on social media which no one acknowledged? Listen to this episode, where we talk about what it feels like when we're ignored. We hear stories, consider conclusions, and discover new ways to offer mercy. You won't want to miss this episode where we learn how to notice God when feeling ignored.
42 minutes | 10 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 3 - Noticing God's strategies with author Lucy Ann Costa-Quattrone
Are you coasting through life on autopilot without a clear sense of direction? Has society's definition of success left you empty and striving for more? Isn't it time to notice God at His word and step into the life you were created to live? Tune in for this episode where we talk with Lucy Ann Costa-Quattrone, author of the book, Strategic Faith. We discuss the struggles of complacency and how noticing God's strategies will help us live a life beyond limitations.
26 minutes | 10 months ago
SEASON 2 | Episode 2 - Noticing God through racial tension
With racial tensions erupting in our country, are you at a loss of what to do? Are you concerned your words may offend? How do we celebrate diversity? Listen in as we hear some racial stories, encourage our brothers and sisters of color through a newly written song, and take notice of three ways we can respond to racial tensions.
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