Do you ever feel invisible or unheard? Do you find yourself grasping onto words of affirmation like a lifeline? Join us on THE NOTICE - a podcast that explores our need for acknowledgment and approval through biblical musings and unique stories from special guests. Experience relevant topics and encouragement as we take notice of how the God of mercy satisfies!
Click below for the latest episode: Noticing God when feeling inadequate
Have you ever felt inadequate? Or that what you have to offer isn’t as good as someone else? Maybe you avoid taking risks because you’re unsure. Listen in to this episode where we talk about the trap of inadequacy, explore some Old Testament saints who struggled, and learn to notice God even when we feel inadequate.
How do you feel when someone invites you into their home? Maybe it’s a party, or a dinner with just a few people, or maybe it’s a one-on-one conversation where you really get to know someone. Listen is to this conversation with speaker and author Sue Donaldson. We discuss hospitality in its simplest form, share stories about Bible characters and hospitality, and how God notices us when we just open our doors.
Well, it’s summer and summer means what? Warmer weather, outdoor activities, beautiful flowers, campfires, and yes, vacations. Listen in to this episode where we talk about the purpose of vacations, how to be thoughtful in choosing how we spend our time, and how to take notice of God during vacation.
Are you a creative person who struggles to find a place to contribute to the local church? Or do you wish more creative things were happening at your church? Join me as I welcome singer, actress, and casting director Anne Miranda, as we talk about the vulnerability creative individuals face, why it's challenging for churches to understand the creative mind, and how ultimately God affirms us.
Have you ever wondered how best to use your talents for God? Do you feel guilty if you don't use them? Is there a difference between talents and gifts? Listen in as we explore how we feel when no one notices our gifts, what the purpose of our gifts are, and ultimately what is eternal. Join me as we discover how God notices us through our talents.
Do you ever wonder if your story is worth telling? Or are you excited to share with the world what God has done? Join me as I talk with author Sarah de Orlando about her memoir book Love Letters from Poland. We discuss how God blessed her on an extended business trip in Poland, how deep He wants to reach us, and how He touches us in the most intimate of places. Listen is as we see how her story acknowledges what God has done and brings hope and encouragement that God takes notice.
Have you ever had an idea that you thought would make a good book? Or has God laid something on your heart to write about? On this episode of THE NOTICE, my husband Dick, who spent many years as a journalist, will actually interview me about the book release of A Firm GRASP, Feeling validated in a notice-me world. We’ll talk about why I wrote the book, the process, and the upcoming launch parties as we take notice of God while releasing a book.
You could be a guest on THE NOTICE!
If you are an author, musician, artist, blogger, or someone with an important message, I'd love to hear from you!
My prayer for our time together is to focus on ways we can take notice of God or how God has taken notice of us. Or maybe you have a message about feeling invisible or needing validation or affirmation. Share!
For example, if you have a book that is about wellness, the episode might be titled
Noticing God through wellness. Please listen to a few episodes with guests so you can get an idea of the format.
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I look forward to hearing from you!
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