The Notice
SEASON 2 | Episode 14 - Noticing God when feeling invisible

SEASON 2 | Episode 14 - Noticing God when feeling invisible

January 9, 2021

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. 

SEASON 2 | Episode 13 - Noticing Immanuel

SEASON 2 | Episode 13 - Noticing Immanuel

December 15, 2020

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.

SEASON 2 | Episode 12 - Noticing God through opinions

SEASON 2 | Episode 12 - Noticing God through opinions

November 30, 2020

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 dominate 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. 

SEASON 2 | Episode 11 -Noticing God when feeling stuck with author Sally Livingston

SEASON 2 | Episode 11 -Noticing God when feeling stuck with author Sally Livingston

November 15, 2020

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.

Season 2 | Episode 10 - Noticing God through baldness with esthetician Nekeyta Brunson

Season 2 | Episode 10 - Noticing God through baldness with esthetician Nekeyta Brunson

November 1, 2020

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.  

SEASON 2 | Episode  9 - Noticing God through politics with author Aaron Schafer

SEASON 2 | Episode 9 - Noticing God through politics with author Aaron Schafer

October 17, 2020

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.

SEASON 2 | Episode 8 - Noticing God through chronic pain with writer Debbie Patrick

SEASON 2 | Episode 8 - Noticing God through chronic pain with writer Debbie Patrick

October 3, 2020

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.   

SEASON 2 | Episode 7 -Noticing God in unemployment

SEASON 2 | Episode 7 -Noticing God in unemployment

September 21, 2020

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. 

SEASON 2 | Episode 6 - Noticing God when casting off idols with Pastor Jack Magruder

SEASON 2 | Episode 6 - Noticing God when casting off idols with Pastor Jack Magruder

September 5, 2020

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.   

SEASON 2 | Episode 5 - Noticing God through hoarding with author Cynthia Ruchti

SEASON 2 | Episode 5 - Noticing God through hoarding with author Cynthia Ruchti

August 23, 2020

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.    

SEASON 2 | Episode 4 - Noticing God when feeling ignored

SEASON 2 | Episode 4 - Noticing God when feeling ignored

August 12, 2020

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. 

SEASON 2 | Episode 3 - Noticing God’s strategies with author Lucy Ann Costa-Quattrone

SEASON 2 | Episode 3 - Noticing God’s strategies with author Lucy Ann Costa-Quattrone

July 18, 2020

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.

SEASON 2 | Episode 2 - Noticing God through racial tension

SEASON 2 | Episode 2 - Noticing God through racial tension

July 3, 2020

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. 

SEASON 2 - Episode 1- Noticing God through comparison with author Shannon Popkin

SEASON 2 - Episode 1- Noticing God through comparison with author Shannon Popkin

June 21, 2020

Do you compare yourself? Do you constantly glance sideways asking, How do I measure up? Your enemy loves to use this measure-up comparison against you but Jesus invites you to exchange your measure up fears and get-ahead pride for freedom. Tune in as I talk with Shannon Popkin, author of her new book, Comparison Girl, as she shares what she's learned about her own comparison struggles. Listen in as we learn from Jesus about me-free living in a measure-up world.

SEASON 1 - Episode 26 - Noticing God through shame

SEASON 1 - Episode 26 - Noticing God through shame

June 7, 2020

Shame is something we've all faced, whether from something we've done or something that's been done to us. Yet when we think about being noticed, there are some things we don't want anyone to notice. Listen in on this episode, where I have a conversation about shame with Kay Hall, author of the new book, Beyond the Hidden Veil of Shame. We discuss her journey of redemption, the healing process, and how important it is to take notice of those areas in our lives that lie hidden in shame.

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