With Halloween around the corner, does the “green eyed monster" ever show up at your house? Listen in as we discuss how envy is harmful, how jealousy and envy differ, what happens when those unrealistic expectations get in the way, and how we can notice God when we put that "green eyed monster" aside.
Season 3 | Episode 3 - Noticing God through one-on-one relationships with Mary Michel, CEO and founder of Journey of the Heart Ministries
Do you wish there was a safe place you could share your heart without concern? A place where you would discover you are loved, honored, and treasured by God? Join me as I welcome Mary Michel, CEO and Founder of Journey of the Heart, a one-on-one ministry in the Toledo, Ohio area. We discuss the importance of our one-on-one relationships in our faith walk, what it’s like to provide a safe place for others, and how intimate discipleship helps us take notice of God.
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 notices.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.