April 26, 2020
With the COVID 19 breakout, do you find yourself feeling blue? Do you know how to explain these feelings to your children or grandchildren? Join me for this episode where I talk with teacher, mother, and children’s author, Carol van Gorp. Her children’s book series features GABBY, an inquisitive young girl with red high top tennis shoes who finds herself facing tough subjects like bullying, divorce, and a pandemic. Hear how children can be part of a special illustration and writing contest for the book and how we can notice God through the eyes of children.
April 14, 2020
Are you home with your children 24-7 during the COVID 19 pandemic? Are you having fun or are you finding yourself irritated? Of course, we all want to be a good Mom, but sometimes our feelings of anxiety are quite different than our vision. Listen to this episode where I welcome Karen Hossink, mother, speaker and author of the book Confessions of an Irritable Mother. We discuss motherhood, the feelings of inadequacy we are scared to admit, and how motherhood helps us notice more about God.
March 22, 2020
With the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic - or anything else unexpected you may be going through - do you find yourself overthinking? Or imagining all of kinds of scenarios in your brain? In a world of unknowns, we may ask - What is it? Join us for this episode where we discuss how we overthink, why we overthink, and how God takes notices of us when we do.
March 10, 2020
Have you ever taken notice of the homeless? Would you ever consider getting to know them? Listen to this special episode where I talk with Judy Allen, a college English teacher, and playwright. You’ll hear how a story project she started in one of her classes helped students notice the misconceptions surrounding homelessness and led her to write her play: I HAVE A NAME. Hear how God interweaved the stories her students wrote, the relationships that developed, and how we may overcome the images we have of the homeless.
February 26, 2020
Is there something going on in your life you can't talk about but wish you could? Do you find yourself having a strong need to vent? What is the best way to process everything we experience? Listen to this episode where we explore the differences between venting and lamenting and how God takes notice of us in the struggle.
February 8, 2020
What is it about capturing a story on film? Have you wondered how films are produced or how someone becomes a filmmaker? Listen to this episode where we talk with award winning filmmaker and owner of Flip Book Moving Pictures, Scott Magie. We learn how God called Scott to make films, how he's noticed God through this powerful medium, and his latest film, FourNinety.
January 26, 2020
Have you wished you could have a spiritual mentor to encourage your faith? Listen as we talk with Lisa Lempke, a ministry leader with the Northwest Michigan Jesus Ministry. We discuss how important it can be to your spiritual growth to have someone you meet with regularly, how God provides that person, and how we can potentially be that person for others. You won't want to miss hearing how God notices us through discipleship.
January 11, 2020
With the new year and new decade, you've probably set some goals. So how are you doing at following through? Do you find yourself distracted? Discouraged? Just what does it mean to be disciplined anyway? Listen to this episode where we talk about goals, distractions, discouragements, and just what it means to take notice of God in self-discipline.
December 22, 2019
What is it about those Christmas traditions? Or those holiday movies? Do fulfilling traditions give us warm fuzzy feels or satisfy some kind of longing? Join me for this special holiday episode of THE NOTICE where we talk about traditions, expectations and how God takes notice of us during the holiday season. May God surprise you this Christmas!
December 7, 2019
Have you ever looked at a sunset and recognized the majesty of God's creation? Maybe you write, sing, dance. Perhaps you don’t feel creative at all. You’ll want to listen to a conversation about creativity with singer-songwriter, teacher, and worship leader Justin Reid. We discuss God as creator, how we reflect God through creativity, and how God notices and delights in our creativity. Justin shares some of his songs too!
November 23, 2019
With the busiest shopping season upon us, do you enjoy shopping or do you dread it? Does God even care about our shopping trips? Join us for this episode where we explore those questions, hear a few shopping stories, including one from author Karen Hossink, and remember that in the midst of a hectic season, God still takes notice.
November 10, 2019
Have you ever wondered about the different ways God heals? Or how you can stop the pain? Join us for part two of a conversation with Julie Eickenroth, Executive Director of Freedom Farm Ministries in Traverse City, Michigan. We discuss How to Stop the Pain, the variety of ways God heals and how deeply God wants to reach us.
October 26, 2019
Are you going through the motions of life thinking you're okay but secretly realize you may be depressed? Or perhaps you realize the need for more concentrated healing. Join me for this 2 part episode with Julie Eickenroth, Executive Director of Freedom Farm Ministries. We talk about the healing process, how to stop the pain, and the freedom and dignity that results as we discover we are loved and noticed by God.
October 13, 2019
Maybe your dream job was given to someone else or perhaps another relationship ended, or you simply feel unnoticed. If you're alive, you have faced the sting of rejection which may leave you unsure of how to respond. Join us for this episode where we discuss rejection, ways we attempt to get over it and new ways to take notice of God through rejection.
September 30, 2019
Have you faced some transitions in your life that left you hopeless? Perhaps you are carrying a burden and need a safe place to talk about it. If you're considering spiritual counseling or know someone who needs encouragement, you'll want to listen to Part 2 of a conversation with Bob Wessels, Pastor of Care at Trinity Church. We discuss how God equipped Bob for counseling, the importance of community and how counseling can help us have a more intimate relationship with God.