The Notice
Season 2 | Episode 23 - Noticing God when releasing a book with Dick Hoekstra

Season 2 | Episode 23 - Noticing God when releasing a book with Dick Hoekstra

May 31, 2021

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.

Season 2 | Episode 22 - Noticing God through complaining with author and pastor Kim Wahl

Season 2 | Episode 22 - Noticing God through complaining with author and pastor Kim Wahl

May 10, 2021

Do you often grumble, whine, and criticize people, situations, or ideas? Does it bring you joy?  With all the negativity surrounding us, is a cure for complaining even possible? Stay tuned for this episode where I welcome Kim Wahl, co-author of the book, The Complaining Cure. We talk about how we can become more aware of our words, develop new attitudes, find freedom from negativity, and take notice of God instead

Season 2 | Episode 21 - Noticing God through fan clubs

Season 2 | Episode 21 - Noticing God through fan clubs

April 24, 2021

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.

SEASON 2 | Episode 20 - Noticing God through adoption with author Marcy Bursac

SEASON 2 | Episode 20 - Noticing God through adoption with author Marcy Bursac

April 11, 2021

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.

SEASON 2 | Episode 19 - Noticing God in transitions

SEASON 2 | Episode 19 - Noticing God in transitions

March 28, 2021

Are you experiencing a transition?  Join host Susan Hoekstra as she discusses noticing God in transitions in this special Easter episode.

SEASON 2 | Episode 18 - Noticing God behind the scenes with speaker, author, podcaster, and surrogate Tiffany Jo Baker

SEASON 2 | Episode 18 - Noticing God behind the scenes with speaker, author, podcaster, and surrogate Tiffany Jo Baker

March 6, 2021

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.

Season 2 | Episode 17 - Noticing God through our senses

Season 2 | Episode 17 - Noticing God through our senses

February 22, 2021

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. 

Season 2 | Episode 16 - Noticing God through trust with author and vodcaster Angie Baughmann

Season 2 | Episode 16 - Noticing God through trust with author and vodcaster Angie Baughmann

February 7, 2021

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.

SEASON 2  | Episode 15 - Noticing blessings during COVID with author Lisa Ghilardi Hudson

SEASON 2 | Episode 15 - Noticing blessings during COVID with author Lisa Ghilardi Hudson

January 23, 2021

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. 

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.

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