Beth Walker has partnered with her husband for twenty years, in leadership and ministry both on and off the football field. Beth is passionate about encouraging women to pursue their individual callings from God. She is a contributor to Friday Night Wives and The Glorious Table. On her own blog, Lessons from the Sidelines, Beth offers practical advice for other coaches’ wives as well as a behind-the-scenes look at her family’s life as they serve their football players and their community. Beth’s first book, Lessons from the Sidelines, released in August 2020. Her most recent study Embracing Holy Interruptions: How Jesus Used Mundane Moments to Love People Deeply is a 6-week Bible study focused on mentoring. In this episode, Beth talks with Megan and Deedra about engaging society, specifically those in GenZ, and how to walk alongside people for true discipleship.
You can find Beth on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/bw.alker/
Kaitlyn Schiess is the author of The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor, and her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, The New York Times, Christ and Pop Culture, RELEVANT, and Sojourner. She has a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate in theology from Duke Divinity School. As a frequent guest on the Holy Post podcast, Kaitlyn is no stranger to discussing hard things in a way that make them accessible to the rest of us. Join us for this conversation about what it's like being an enneagram Three in seminary; what stories we as a Church are often living under; and what the amazing story is that God has crafted for the earth!
You can purchase The Liturgy of Politics on Amazon or on the IVPress site, which includes a discussion guide and additional content. You can also follow Kaitlyn on Twitter or Instagram.
Jen Finley is the lead pastor at a church in Indianapolis, and her husband Jeff is the editor of Light and Life, a Free Methodist publication. Together, Jen and Jeff have said yes to the many surprising ways God moves in their lives in ministry and parenting. For more information on the ministry where Jen used to serve, visit https://www.childcareministries.org/.
Suzanne Davis had already experienced her share of difficulty by the time she met Jesus in college. Now the first female president of her alma mater, Suzanne discusses how her past set her up for the future God had for her as a parent of adopted teenage twins. For more information on Greenville University, visit http://greenville.edu.
Katrina Liss couldn't have imagined what her life would look like when she moved to a small town a decade ago. But God intervened, and she ended up meeting her husband and together, they are parenting children through biology, foster care, and adoption in a multicultural household. Katrina is an enneagram 7 who is learning how to lean into the hard parts of this calling. She loves to share her Cuban heritage through food and can be found singing karaoke or dancing salsa in her living room at the end of a long week. Learn more about the Restore Network and how they serve foster families in Illinois.
Stephanie McFarland is parenting her ten+ kids by whatever means necessary. She and her husband are raising biological children, stepchildren, and children brought in by foster and adoption. Join Megan and Deedra as Steph gets real with them about parenting in the messy situations and the pros and cons of the systems.
You can learn more about Stephanie's business, The Longer Table Apothecary, at her website or on Facebook.
To support adoptions like Stephanie's, visit Reece's Rainbow.
Mother's Day is difficult. While there is a place to celebrate and honor mothers, we recognize that this day triggers grief, loss, hurt, rejection, emptiness, and longings. Megan and Deedra try to celebrate the gift that women are to the world while acknowledging the very real pain when it comes to the topic of mothers.
Megan and Deedra discuss the calling we have on our lives as God's people and how our enneagram motivations--especially in light of harmony triads--keep us from living up to our callings. However, living in communion with God and others can keep us moving forward into our redemptive stories.
To register for the retreat kickoff virtual event, click over to Facebook here.
Megan and Deedra engage in one of the enneagram stereotypes: the talk style for each type!
Megan and Deedra talk about how they use the enneagram in their lives and bust a few enneagram misconceptions.