Episode 58 - “Perfect Parents and Perfect Kids”

March 17th, 2019

Publish Date 3-18-19
There's no such thing as "Perfect Parenting" or "Perfect Children" it's just not a reality. So why then do we spend so much of our lives either striving for perfection or demanding perfection in others when the truth is we are all imperfect people? So many of us walk around with deep wounds and so much baggage feeling like we are failing at life because we are not measuring up to this ideal Mom, Dad, Partner, Son, Daughter, or Friend we might be measuring ourselves with. We need to somehow get our minds around the fact that this idea of perfection is not reality. There are no perfect people, no perfect parents, no perfect kids, and no perfect families. So maybe that's the bad news, but here's the good news you are enough. Did you hear that bit of "gospel"? God knows us and sees us just the way we are with all of our imperfections and flaws and still loves us with complete and everlasting love. An unconditional, transforming love that will absolutely bring wholeness and healing to our lives and to our parenting and marriage relationships.

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Episode 57 - “Author/Blogger Kristen Tiber & Celebrate Every Day With Me”

March 10th, 2019

Publish Date 3-11-19
Special guest Author-Blogger-Speaker-Event Planner-Mom Kristen Tiber is on the podcast this week. Kristen and her husband, Dan, met on a blind date fifteen years ago.  Two years later, they married and now have two elementary-aged children.  Kristen shares her story of how she thought her path was clearly defined only to see God direct her in a completely different and very surprising new direction. Kristen also shares about her books Teach Me To Serve:  99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn to Serve and Bless Others and recently released At the Well:  Discovering God’s Plan for Finding True Love
Check out Kristen's Blog: Celebrate Every Day With Me
Visit Kristen's Website: www.kristentiber.com
Kristen's Books - Teach Me To Serve and At The Well

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Episode 56 - “Back From Vacation Just Checking In”

March 3rd, 2019

Publish Date 3-4-19
Britt is back from Sarasota, Florida and fresh off of Siesta Key Beach feeling renewed, refreshed and full of some thoughtful and encouraging things to share... also just a little tan too :-)

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Episode 55 - “Some Day You’re Gonna Miss This”

February 24th, 2019

Publish Date 2-25-19
Chip is flying solo in this shortened episode as Brittany is away on Spring Break! In this episode Chip shares a story and some wisdom he received as a young father from a man who loved Jesus, loved his family and loved people. We hope you find these thoughts encouraging and helpful.
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Episode 54 - “You’re A Better Parent Than You Think You Are”

February 17th, 2019

Publish Date 2-18-19
We hope this episode will be an encouraging one for you. As always we are cheering you on in your parenting adventure with this thought.... "You are a better parent than you think you are" So how can we say that? Well... listen in and find out and be encouraged.
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Episode 53 - “Wide Eyed Wonder”

February 11th, 2019

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Episode 52 - “8 Ways To Exasperate Your Kids”

February 3rd, 2019

Publish Date 2-4-19
​I was going through some old file folders and found some notes I jotted down from a radio show discussion panel on parenting. I honestly don't remember the name of the radio show or source but I thought they were important enough to write down at the time and rediscovering them today I think they might be worth sharing with other parents out there. 
Ephesians 6:4 encourages us with this thought: "Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord." Another translation says, "do not provoke your children to anger". Seems like a no brainer doesn't it ? And yet I know in my adventures in parenting I've been guilty of doing just that. I think that's why I must have taken the time to take these notes when I heard that radio interview. 
​Here's a link to read the blog post and review the "8 Ways to Exasperate Your Kids" and I hope you'll be encouraged by these thoughts in your parenting adventures.

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Episode 51 - “Mid Winter Funk”

January 27th, 2019

Publish Date 1-28-19
Here in the "Bleak Mid Winter" we are thinking about the rhythms and seasons of life. In this particular season we all begin to feel the effects of shorter days and longer night of ice and snow and cold if you live in the northern part of the United States. Chip and Brittany are talking about how they're dealing with this time of year and exploring the idea of even embracing the natural rhythms of nature and life and how there may be something good happening in this time. If your family is beginning to show signs of Cabin Fever we hope this episode will be an encouragement and even give you some fun ideas for your family.

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Episode 50 - “Forgiveness and Parenting”

January 20th, 2019

Publish Date 1-21-19
We're thinking about how important it is for us to seek and share forgiveness for healthy, vibrant family relationships. For parents it's vital for us to model forgiveness in our homes. 
Here's a link to the Ted Radio Podcast "Forgiveness" episode that inspired this conversation.

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Episode 49 - “Emmanuel Still With Us”

January 13th, 2019

Publish Date 1-14-19
We're all still feeling the newness of 2019 and the sense of standing on the threshold of something new and that anything could happen! Are you ready to dive in? In this episode Chip and Brittany are inviting you out to play in the fresh new fallen snow of a brand new year!

Isaiah 43:18-19 New International Version

18 ‘Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

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