Episode #74- Rebekah Lyons

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I'm with the lovely Rebekah Lyons today to talk about her recent adoption journey, her new pace of life, and how she manages stress and anxiety.

She'll also share how to rest when we experience burnout and how to see those seasons as an invitation for intimacy with God.


In this episode we discuss:

1. Practical advice for those struggling with stress and anxiety.

2. Why she finally agreed to adopt right when she became an empty nester.

3. Why we shouldn't feel guilty for resting.

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Favorite quotes:

1. Bravery is moving scared. You have to step into the things that are the most terrifying or they will hold power over you.

2. God doesn’t promise that fear and anxiety won’t come knocking but He always promises a way of escape.

3. The good thing about fear is that the best way to approach it is exposure. 

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. I know you're a business coach but do you also coach people who aren’t entrepreneurs? (38:05)

2. Are we supposed to forgive people even if they aren’t sorry? How do I keep from getting hurt again? (40:39)

3. How do you handle the guilt of being a working mom? (42:54)

Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Rebekah Lyons

2. Rhythms of Renewal

3. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

4. Blissdom Conference




I hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) 

And a big thank you to Adrienne for the wonderful help with show notes! 



xo,

Alli 




Episode #73- Jess Connolly

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I'm with the fierce and passionate Jess Connolly today to talk about all things ministry, publishing, and business. 

Jess shares the heart and story behind her latest book "You're The Girl For The Job" and how women can start walking more confidently in their calling, even in the hardest seasons of life.

 


In this episode we discuss:

1. Why we doubt our roles and abilities and how to combat those feelings of inadequacy.

2. How obedience sometimes looks like less and not "yes".

3. How to lean hard on the faithfulness of God instead of our feelings.


Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. The ultimate truth is I was not the girl for the job. I actually have really messed up some big things and that has been my story. God has still allowed me to be here. He still places me here on purpose and is still using everything I give Him and everything I do for the good of others and His glory.

2. If you want good for others, you’re gonna win. You win. If you want good for others and the glory of God, you’re really gonna win. It might not look shiny and might not look tidy but you can’t lose if you want good for others and the glory of God.

3. A no, for now, is not a no for later.


In this episode I answer these questions:

1. You finally convinced me to give the enneagram a try? Where do I start? (1:04:46)

2. Alli, I have a hard time staying focused and consisted in prayer. What do you do? (1:08:47)

3. What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to start their business? (1:14:59)

 


Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Jess Connolly ; Instagram

2. You Are The Girl For The Job 

3. Khaild: Young dumb and broke

4. John Bevere: Bait of Satan

5. RHETI test

6. Blinded By The Light 

7. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

8. Blissdom Conference


Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) 

And a big thank you to Adrienne for the wonderful help with show notes! 

xo,

Alli 

Episode #72- Max Lucado

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I’m with the legendary Max Lucado--pastor and author of 44 brilliant books! Max is funny, gracious, and full of wisdom and it was a true joy to have one of my heroes on the show.

Today, Max shares all about his latest book on happiness, what he's learned about Biblical happiness in his decades in ministry, and some simple ways we can pursue it. 

In this episode we discuss:

1. His book-writing process and how why his editor of 30 years is still brutally honest

2. The roadblocks he sees to true happiness and why it's harder than ever to find contentment.

3. Why the simple act of saying "hello" is profoundly important to him 

Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. Happiness is a deeply rooted contentment in life. 

2. I think we can make a great case that God wants us to be happy because happiness makes us healthier, happiness makes us a better husband or wife or parent to our children. 

3. Most people are not joyful or happy. Some people are seriously unhappy and so anything we can do to help them step toward happiness is a great service.

4. The big idea in Scripture when it comes to happiness is happiness happens when we give it away.  


 In this episode I answer these questions:

1. What are some practical things I can do every day to be happier? I want to create an environment of happiness not just for me but for my kids too. (45:29)

2. What is the best faith-based book that you are reading right now and would you recommend it? (49:32)

3. I know so much of building a platform involves putting yourself out there. How do I get over feeling uncomfortable promoting myself? (51:28)

 

Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Max Lucado

2. How Happiness Happens .

3. Is He Worthy

4. Movies of the 90s

5. Sam Storms: The Language of Heaven

6. Q Sciences

7. Robby Gallaty: Forgotten Jesus 

8. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

9. Blissdom Conference



Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) 

And a big thank you to Adrienne for the wonderful help with show notes! 


xo,

Alli 



Episode #71- Sharon Hodde Miller

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In this episode, I am joined by one of my kindest and most brilliant friends Sharon Hodde Miller to talk about why "nice" can be dangerous. 

We'll also talk about women in ministry and what it looks like to have someone call out your gifts and strengths.



In this episode we discuss:

1. The differences between kindness, harshness, and niceness

2. How to do a heart check for your motivations

3. How to respond to and love others well

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Favorite quotes:

1. It’s really important that when you see a gift in somebody, it doesn’t matter if it is a gift of teaching or preaching or any gift in them because that is how they discern what God created them to do.

2. If you are merely being nice and someone is not nice to you in return then that flips really quickly. It flips into entitlement, flips into resentment, bitterness, cynicism but kindness understands this isn’t to get a response. This isn’t about me. This is about loving people radically and unconditionally the way that Jesus loved us.

3. Niceness can appear to be about others but it’s ultimately about us where kindness is ultimately about others. Christ models this better than anyone else.

 

 

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. I learn so much about the importance of self-talk in Fierce Faith. I loved the whole book and it literally changed my life. There’s one thing I still need more help with. I can’t seem to break the habit of negative self-talk. Do you have any advice? (49:14)

2. Sometimes I feel like I can hear God very clearly and sometimes I don’t feel like I can hear Him at all. I panic when I can’t hear from Him and I wonder if its because He’s upset with me, is this normal? (53:30)

3. I keep bumping up against struggles in my business. How do I know if it’s a sign to stop? (57:45)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Sharon Hodde MillerInstagram 

2. Nice https://sheworships.com/nice-book/

3. Thomas Newman

4. Avengers

5. Alia Joy Glorious Weakness

6. Michelle Obama

7. This Cultural Moment 

8. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

9. Blissdom Conference

Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) 

And a big thank you to Adrienne for the wonderful help with show notes! 

xo,

Alli 

Episode #70- Bianca Olthoff

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Today, I'm with my battle buddy Bianca Olthoff. With humor and transparency like no other, Bianca is going to get us fired up about finding amazing mentors, avoiding unnecessary ruts and mistakes, and living a life that won't suck.

In this episode we discuss:

1. How to pursue a mentor and get the most out of your time with them

2. What she wishes she would have known in her teens and 20s

3. How she accidentally came up with her brilliant new book title #notsuck



Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. The season and the time that we are in, we are putting forward everything that is awesome. We will post it on Instagram and put a good filter and we’ll tweak it and we’ll geotag from tropical locations. We will do all these things but I think that this is an opportunity for us to go first and for us to tell people this was a really hard season. This is a dark season. This is a season of failure and there are things that I learned. “Hey, you will probably fail, you probably will fall, you probably will falter, but this is how you can shorten up that curve, this is how you can still have your faith intact. Hey, this is some ways you can survive this season of suck in a way you can thrive and not just feel like you are barely making it out.”  

2. I feel like if we can be for each other, we can go further and faster and farther if we sincerely care about this Biblical principle; love your neighbor as yourself.

3. Do you know what our greatest commodity is? Time. So when someone gives you time, don’t squander it. 

 


In this episode I answer these questions:

1. How do I know if I’m self-sabotaging myself and if I am how do I stop it? (54:06)

2. How do I learn to trust God? (1:01:08)

3. How should the “about me” page on my website be written? What’s the best strategy for success? (1:07:39)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Bianca Olthoff

2. How To Have Your Life Not Suck 

3. Hillsong Worship: King of Kings

4. Katy Perry: Never Really Over

5. Basketball or Nothing

6. Where The Crawdads Sing

7. Muji Pens

8. Murad Renewing Eye Cream 

9. Hobbs & Shaw 

10. Lauren Daigle: This Girl 

11. Fierce Faith

12. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

13. Blissdom Conference


Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) 

And a big thank you to Adrienne for the wonderful help with show notes! 

xo,

Alli 




Episode #69- Lauren McAfee

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I’m with the brilliant Lauren McAfee to discuss her adoption story, the Bible, and why younger generations are reading it less than any other generation before.

We'll also discuss what shapes a person's view of the Scriptures and connotations that drive others away from reading it altogether.

In this episode we discuss:

1. Why the Bible can withstand our tough questions.

2. How Social Media and access to the Internet is shaping the view of the next generation.

3. How it’s our responsibility to teach the younger generation to love the Bible.

Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. We each have an opportunity to make a difference with our lives and that doesn’t mean building up fame more, lots of money or these things we can often think will leave an impact in the world but it’s stewarding our lives in a way for eternal purpose and looking to live out our faith in whatever area God has placed us in. 

2. Looking at the long view, looking down the road saying what do I want my legacy to be? What do I want to be the impact when I leave this Earth and then living our today in light of that perspective. Having that eternal mindset of our days.  

3. We hope that people will take their hard questions to the Bible because if it is what it claims it is, which is the Word of God with the truth and the way. Those are bold claims so if it is that, then we should be able to take hard questions to the Bible.


In this episode I answer these questions:

1. Do you have a Bible reading plan that you recommend? (37:31)

2. How do you know if a friendship is healthy or toxic? (39:36)

3. How do I name my business? (44:05)


Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Lauren McAfee, Instagram

2. Not What You Think 

3. Hamilton Soundtrack 

4. Madam Secretary

5. The Connected Child, The Dignity Revolution,  People Fuel

6. F260 Journal 

7. Christine Caine Podcast episode 

8. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

9. Blissdom Conference




Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) 

And a big thank you to Adrienne for the wonderful help with show notes! 



xo,

Alli 




Episode #68- Susie Davis on mentorship, life lessons, and confidence

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In this episode, the incredibly wise and gracious Susie Davis talks about her passion to mentor other women.

She also shares the lessons she has learned in life, in ministry, and what she wishes she would have known as a younger woman. 



In this episode we discuss:

1. Why our weaknesses shouldn't stop us from leading and helping others

2. Why women need and can thrive with mentoring

3. How we can point the next generation to vibrant faith and leadership



Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. Show me the man or woman who at the end of their life says “I felt totally confident in my skin every moment, every day of my life because I love God.” I don’t think it works like that. Even when you look at the stories you read in Scripture, they struggled. The people in the Bible struggled greatly. So why is it unusual that we struggle too? 

2. It’s a life of faith and God is asking us to do more than we normally would do if left to our own devices.

3. Most of the learning, and this kind of goes back to mentoring, should be face-to-face, across the table because that’s the only way to really know someone.

 

In this episode I answer these questions:

1. I love your life tips. What is a simple change I can make in my conversations that will help me seem more confident? (57:16)

2. Why does God not answer some prayers? (58:54)

3. Do I need to create a business plan for my new business? (1:01:46)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Susie Davis

2. Kacey Musgraves

3. Friday Night Lights

4. Barbara Brown Taylor- Leaving Church

5. Drybar Money Maker 

6. Highlands (Song of Ascent) , Hillsong

7. Lion King

8. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

9. Blissdom Conference



Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) 

And a big thank you to Adrienne for the wonderful help with show notes! 

xo,

Alli 





Episode #67- Nicole Unice

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In this episode, the inspiring Nicole Unice is going to call us to the next level of purposeful living, share why leaders should embrace humility and live transparently, and the key to living brave and courageous

 

In this episode we discuss:

1. What it looks like to live brave and courageous enough for today 

2. Why we shouldn’t be the hero in our own stories 

3. And why hustle alone will never be enough



Listen now:

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Favorite quotes:

1. You actually can’t have anything redeemed unless its broken. Redemption is a word that means inherently that something is broken. Something needs to be fixed or healed or need to be undone or unbound.

2. We all have these amazing incredible lives that God’s given us and every single person has a great story in their life.

3. That is where courage is. We get to these places like a rock and a hard place and we have this moment of clarity where we set intention for who we want to be and we just kind of have to jump off the cliff in that direction.



In this episode I answer these questions:

1. I feel guilty when I practice self-care, help? (58:05)

2. What’s a great devotional that my husband and I can share? I don’t want anything girly! (1:01:11)

3. How do you do your podcast graphics with the audio graphic and the captions? (1:02:25)



Links to great things we discussed: 

1. Nicole Unice

2. Stranger Things 

3. Old Dominion

4. Where The Crawdads Sing

5. Colorscience Concealer  (don’t know if this is really it but it’s the only eye product I saw)

6. Make Up For Ever HD Finishing Power 

7. New Morning Mercies 

8. Downton Abbey 

9. Hillsong King of Kings 

10. FABFITFUN Use code ALLI to save $10.00

11. Blissdom Conference



Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) 

And a big thank you to Adrienne for the wonderful help with show notes! 


xo,

Alli