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Episode 78: From Basement to Sanctuary — Holly Christine Hayes

How do you view church? Do you go to church to check off a box or because it is something you have always done? Or do you go to church because you know the God of the Universe loves you dearly and has saved you?

I am so excited to talk with Holly Christine Hayes this week about her book, *From Basement to Sanctuary. Holly has a powerful testimony and I love that she uses the metaphor of a church building architecture and compares it to her personal story of how she moved up from the basement attending a recovery group to the sanctuary sharing her testimony from the stage. Honestly, my favorite part is how God revealed His grace to her three different times through John 8 as well as what she learned about pew dwellers vs. basement dwellers. This was so eye-opening to me and has really impacted how I view church. I promise you do not want to miss the wisdom she shares!  

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Holly’s book: *From Basement to Sanctuary. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link. https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/from-basement-to-sanctuary-book-giveaway/

Holly Christine Hayes is Founder + CEO of Sanctuary Project, a survivor-run nonprofit social enterprise employing and empowering women who’ve survived lives of trafficking, violence, and addiction in Austin, TX. Holly was rescued out of a life of trauma more than nineteen years ago and knows the path to recovery can be long and rocky. An award-winning author of the book From Basement to Sanctuary, Holly is passionate about sharing her vulnerable journey of healing and finding hope in Christ. She speaks in jails, churches, recovery communities and conferences all over the globe about transformation from trauma and the Redeemer who can lift any life from the pit. You can connect with Holly at https://www.hollychristinehayes.com/

Episode 77: Open Hands Willing Heart — Vivian Mabuni

If God asked you to take a leap of faith, would you say yes? Would you open your hands and have a willing heart to whatever He is asking you to do?

I am so excited to have Vivian Mabuni on the podcast and we are discussing her book, *Open Hands Willing Heart. I love that Vivian paired open hands with a willing heart. Both are needed to fully surrender and say yes to God. This week, we dive deeper into what it looks like to have a willing heart and I cannot wait for you to hear what Vivian shares about deep roots!  Also, we talk about have a willing heart to move towards others with different backgrounds and experiences. As an Asian American, Vivian will share with us about building bridges instead of putting up walls. Honestly, I love the wisdom and light she sheds on this important subject.

On a fun note: I love sharing how Vivian and I met. Even though she just lives miles away from me in Orange County, CA, we actually met in Rwanda in 2019. Vivian was on a missions trip for If Gathering and I was on a missions trip with my son for Saddleback Church. I love God’s providence.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Vivian’s book: *Open Hands Willing Heart All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/open-hands-willing-heart-book-giveaway/

Vivian Mabuni is a national speaker and author, bible teacher and podcast host. Her writing has appeared in Christianity Today, SheReadsTruth, Our Daily Bread, and Propel Sophia. She has been a keynote speaker at conferences, universities and churches across the country including IF:Gathering, QCommons, and Biola University. With 32 years serving on staff with Cru, Viv loves teaching about the Bible and practical application to ministry and life and serves on the Board of Trustees at Denver Seminary. Author of Warrior in Pink and Open Hands Willing Heart and host of the podcast for AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) leaders Someday is Here, Viv loves drinking coffee with her husband of 29 years, Darrin, and marveling at their three young adult kids.

Episode 76: The Chara Project — Jenny Howell, Heather Erickson, & Sarah West

When you read your Bible, do you sometimes find it is hard to understand? What if someone could come along and help you understand it better? What if they could help you find JOY in reading the Bible?

I am so excited to have Jenny Howell, Heather Erickson, and Sarah West, the founders of the Chara Project on the podcast this week. Chara means JOY in Greek and I love that the Chara Project, a non-profit organization helps ALL women find JOY in the Bible. I cannot wait for you to learn their acronym for CHARA, a wonderful tool to help us dive deeper into God’s Word. The Chara Project also models how to love outside their lines as they write and lead Bible studies for interfaith communities.

Since it is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, I cannot wait for you to hear more about their Bible Study called The Upper Room: The Final Teachings of Christ. This study dives deeper into the final words of wisdom Jesus shares before going to the cross. What perfect timing with Easter around the corner; you can find this bible study free on their website.

I promise you do not want to miss this episode and the amazing truth shared by the Chara Project!

Also, I am so excited to announce we are giving away an ESV Women’s Study Bible this week on the Podcast!  The Chara Project loves getting Bibles into people’s hands! All the details of the Bible giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link. https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/esv-womens-study-bible-giveaway/

The Chara Project launched for one main reason: they saw a deepening hunger from women to understand the Bible! They have a passion for sharing Biblical joy through writing and teaching. And that’s what you can come to expect from The Chara Project.  They are for ALL women whether you have been in Bible study your whole life, or if this is your first week ever.  To connect with the Chara Project, go to https://www.thecharaproject.com/

Episode 75: GEMS and the A to Z Identity List — Cindy Bultema

Has someone ever said a hurtful word to you that now you wear as a nametag? Maybe it has become your identity. Or maybe you walked through a hard season and now that defines you. 

This week, Cindy Bultema shares her powerful testimony of how God has freed her from these labels and helped her find her true identity! This inspired her to write this amazing A to Z identity list that I cannot wait to read over you today on the podcast.  The list includes Bible Verses for each word to remind us who God says we are. These words also help us remember the Truth, the capital T Truth!  Honestly, learning the difference between what is true and the Truth was my favorite part of the episode.

Cindy is also the Executive Director of GEMS, a ministry to remind girls the capital T Truth! I cannot wait to highlight more about this amazing non-profit that is impacting so many girls worldwide as well as Cindy’s book, *Live Full Walk Free: A Journey through 1 Corinthians, Set Apart in a Sin-Soaked World. There is so much goodness in this episode; I recommend you have a pen and paper to catch all of it! I promise you do not want to miss the Truth that Cindy shares!

So excited for you to download a copy of the A to Z Identity List. There is a fun-colored version for girls, so I printed it in color for my nieces. But I printed it in black and white for my sons!  Important truth for both boys and girls!

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Cindy’s book: *Live Full Walk Free. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/live-full-walk-free-book-giveaway/

Cindy Bultema has a powerful testimony of overcoming loss and addiction. Once a young mom who suffered from years of addiction; an eating disorder and a deadly overdose, she now leads thousands of young girls into a loving relationship with Jesus as the Executive Director of GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), a non-profit ministry impacting the lives of girls worldwide. To learn more about GEMS, visit http://gemsgc.org/

Episode 74: Flooded — Nicki Koziarz

Have you ever cried out to God and asked, “God, please no more hard things.” Nicki shares these words in her new book, *Flooded. Sadly, for the last two years, it has been one hard thing on top of another for Nicki and her family. This week on the Depth podcast, she vulnerably shares how doubt flooded her soul and began to impact her faith. Maybe you are in a hard season where doubt has flooded your soul and you are struggling with your faith. I cannot wait for you to hear Nicki share about the life of Noah in the Bible and the 5 Best Decisions to Make When Life is Hard and Doubt is Rising (the subtitle of her book).

I promise you do not want to miss the truth Nicki shares.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Nicki’s book: *Flooded. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link. https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/flooded-book-giveaway/

It is fun to have Nicki back on the Podcast! If you missed my first conversation with Nicki about her book, *Why Her, please check out Episode 22 on the Depth podcast.  I love what she shares about comparison.

Nicki Koziarz is a two-time ECPA bestselling author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She speaks nationally at conferences, retreats, and meetings and hosts her own podcast. An evangelist at heart, Nicki inspires others to become the best version of who God created them to be. Nicki and her husband and three girls run a small farm just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, which they affectionately call The Fixer Upper Farm. You can connect with Nicki more at her website: https://nickikoziarz.com/

Episode 73: My Heart’s Garden — Charity Rios

Do you have lies that you are believing that you need to replace with the truth? Perhaps you tell yourself, I am just not smart enough or brave enough. Maybe you don’t have enough time or you think you are not strong enough or good enough.  What if we could replace these lies with truth?

I am so excited to have Charity Rios on my podcast this week and we talk about her new children’s book, *My Heart’s Garden. This book shows us how to tend our hearts, to replace the weeds of lies with seeds of truth so our heart’s garden can thrive. Charity and I talk about common lies we struggle with, shame, the enemy, and the power of Scripture. I cannot wait for you to hear the practical examples of how to teach this to your kids. Honestly, I love when a children’s book can speak truth into adults just as much as the kids, and I believe this beautiful exchange from lies to truth is so important for all ages. I promise you do not want to miss Charity’s wisdom.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Charity’s children’s book: *My Heart’s Garden and the My Heart’s Garden Workbook. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/my-hearts-garden-childrens-book-workbook-giveaway/

Lastly, I wrote 10 Bible Verses to Combat Your Not Enough Statements and I would love to share this with you. Please go to jodirosser.com to subscribe and I will email you a link to my Free Resources page where you can find these Bible verses and other great resources.

Charity is a Jesus follower, Wife and Boy Mama to 4 of the wildest, and squishiest sets of dimpled cheeks. She is the author of the children’s picture book, *My Heart’s Garden and companion *My Heart’s Garden Workbook. Most days you can find her top knottin’ it, totin’ potties and rollin’ in the mini. The power of the gospel is her melody and unleashing women and children from captives into warriors is her passion. She has a Masters in Higher Education and has been a Children’s Pastor, Church Planter and Teacher. Charity would love to send you her Tending Tips emails: a simple weekly practice to connect deeper with Jesus. You can sign up at charityrios.com/tendingtips. You can also connect with Charity at charityrios.com, on Instagram @claritywithcharity or Facebook @charityrios,author.

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Episode 72: Sand Between Your Toes — Anna Kettle

Do you wish life would slow down? Do you wish you could rest more, be still and connect with God more?

This week on the podcast, I am so excited to talk with Anna Kettle about her book, *Sand Between Your Toes: Inspirations for a Slower, Simpler, & more Soulful life. As a fellow beach lover, I was captivated by the cover of her book. It is beautiful but what is more beautiful is the themes of rest in her devotional: slowing down, being still, connecting more with God, and waiting on His Timing. I loved diving deeper with Anna on the podcast and I promise you do not want to miss what she has to say.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Anna’s book: *Sand Between Your Toes.  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/sand-between-your-toes-book-giveaway/

Anna Kettle is an author, blogger, and award-winning marketing professional. Her first published book, *Sand Between Your Toes: Inspirations for a Slower, Simpler, More Soulful Life’ has just launched under Tyndale House. Anna is a coffee lover, bookworm, travel enthusiast, live music fan, a keen foodie, a gatherer of people, and a big believer in the healing power of words. She is married to husband Andy, and mum to their son Ben (aged 6). They live in the beautiful waterfront city of Liverpool, England.

You can find her regularly blogging on issues close to her heart such as miscarriage, parenting, faith, slower living, and holding onto hope when things are hard at www.annakettle.com You can find her at on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram @annakettlewrites.  Lastly, you can visit her website to find out more about her new book, download some sample pages for FREE & sign up for her monthly emails for more tips on resting and soulful living.

Episode 71: Around the Clock Mom — Sarah Butterfield

Do you see time as a gift?  I think many of us would say time is important, but do you see it as valuable, priceless, as something that needs to be guarded?

This week on the podcast, I am so excited to talk with Sarah Butterfield about her book, *Around the Clock Mom: Make the Most Of Your God-Given Time.  I think as moms, time can be challenging as we try to manage our kid’s schedules and ours too.  There just does not seem to be enough minutes in the day.  This is why I love Sarah’s book and what she shares on the podcast about tending your time.  She gives practical tools to make the most of our minutes.  So if you are a mom of a baby or your baby is heading off to college, you do not want to miss this episode.  

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Sarah’s book: *Around the Clock Mom: Make the Most Of Your God-Given Time. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/around-the-clock-mom-book-giveaway/

Sarah K. Butterfield is an author, speaker, and ministry leader who has a heart for empowering women to grow in their faith and be intentional with their time. Her book Around the Clock Mom: Make the Most Of Your God-Given Time is now available on Amazon. She and her husband and two boys live in San Diego, where she loves getting lost in a book, and overindulging in ice cream! Follow her writing at sarahkbutterfield.com or on Instagram @bysarahkbutterfield

Episode 70: Love Languages — Brownlee Sisters

Do you know your sibling’s love language?  Your kid’s love language? Your parents?  How about your friends? Valentine’s Day is all about romantic love, but I want to look at it from a different angle today. What if we looked at all of our relationships through the lens of love languages?

I am so excited to have all 3 of my sisters on the podcast today as we dive deeper into love languages. We share about our primary love language and some fun stories and examples of how we feel loved. It was fun hearing stories from my childhood as well as some from present day too. We also give lots of practical advice and tools to help us love those with a different love language than us. My goal for this podcast episode is to raise our “other-awareness” and help us learn how to love our family and friends better by becoming aware of what fills their love tank.

Honestly, it was so special to talk with each sister, and I cannot wait for you to hear the wisdom they share.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of the *Five Love Languages of Children. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link:https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/five-love-languages-of-children-book-giveaway/

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Episode 69: Win The Day — Mark Batterson

Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time? Enough time for your to do list or even enough time to go after your God sized dreams? What if we can unleash the power of 24 hours?

I am so excited to have Mark Batterson on the podcast this week as we talk about his new book, *Win The Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help you Stress Less & Accomplish More. A group of my friends all read this book, so it was fun to all talk with him on a zoom call together.  We asked him questions about our favorite parts of the book as well as what his daily prayer life looks like and his life changing books. I cannot wait for you to hear his wisdom.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Mark’s book: *Win The Day.  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/win-the-day-book-giveaway/

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church (NCC) in Washington, DC. One church in seven locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, the Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. NCC is currently developing a city block into the Capital Turnaround. This 100,000 square foot space will include an event venue, child development center, mixed-use marketplace, and coworking space. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times best-selling author of 20 books including, The Circle MakerIn a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Dayand Whisper. He and his wife, Lora, have three children and live on Capitol Hill.

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Episode 68: The Well Woman — Gena Anderson

Would you consider yourself a well woman? Let me ask you, how do you define wellness? Physical wellness? Spiritual? Emotional? Relational? Mental? 

I am so excited to talk with Gena Anderson on the podcast this week; she is the author of *The Well Woman. As we dive deeper into this subject of wellness, I cannot wait for you to hear her beautiful description of the well woman from her book. It is one of my favorite parts of her book. Gena also talks about living on purpose and the Biblical truths we need in our soil to grow deep roots, another favorite theme for me. Lastly, I am thankful to Gena for vulnerably sharing her heartbreak to strength story and how God used it to grow her deeper in her faith. I promise you do not want to miss this episode.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Gena’s book: *The Well Woman.  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/the-well-woman-giveaway/

As a nurse practitioner, Bible teacher, and wellness blogger, Gena Anderson has a passion for helping others to be well. She proudly holds the title of wife, mom, and the world’s most average CrossFitter. She loves writing, reading, traveling, and brownies. She’s working on that last one. Gena lives in Hutto, Texas with her husband and two children.  You can connect with Gena on IG @wellwoman.blog

Episode 67: Walk, Run, Soar — Dorina Gilmore Young

This week on the podcast, Dorina Gilmore Young and I talk her new book, *Walk, Run, Soar. The title of her book reminds me of one of my favorite verses: Isaiah 40:31. We both share what this verse means to us as well as Dorina shares how running was part of her grief journey. For all my running friends, you do not want to miss this 52-week running devotional.  For all my friends who love to learn about God through His Creation, you will enjoy hearing what Dorina learned about God through her trail runs in nature. Honestly, this is my favorite part; I love how God’s Creation can point us back to God and expand our view of Him and our relationship with Him.

I promise you do not want to miss this episode!

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Dorina’s book: *Walk, Run, Soar.  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/walk-run-soar-giveaway/

Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young is author, speaker, former news reporter, and long-time runner. She blogs at DorinaGilmore.com and is a contributor on DaySpring’s (in)courage writing team. Dorina is a “glory chaser,” who meets God running trails through the mountains or near the ocean. She is passionate about helping people discover God’s glory on life’s unexpected paths. Dorina and her husband Shawn started the Glory Chasers running group on Facebook where they serve up coaching, courage and community for Christian runners. Walk Run Soar, their devotional and training journal published by Bethany House/Baker, released September 2020. Dorina and Shawn are raising three brave daughters in Central California. Connect with her at www.DorinaGilmore.com.

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Episode 66: Just Breathe — Andrea Bourgeois

I am so excited to have Andrea Bourgeois on the podcast this week as we talk about her new Bible study, *Just Breathe: a modern day Exodus Journey to Revive Your Soul.  What I love is that she parallels our walk with Jesus with the Israelites journey through the wilderness to the Promised Land. We talk about what is it like to be in the wilderness season as Andrea shares her pain to purpose story. We also discuss what it is like to cross over into the promised land, and I love the practical ideas we share for gathering those remembrance stones.

Lastly, I find it fascinating that God provided for the Israelites daily with the manna as well as the cloud by day and pillar by night. Maybe like me, you set a goal to spend time with God daily this year. Did you ever wonder why daily is so important?  In the Bible, it says, our daily bread, not weekly or monthly. Excited to dive deeper into the importance of daily meeting with God on this episode too.

I promise you will not want to miss the truths Andrea shares.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Andrea’s book: *Just Breathe.  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/just-breathe-book-giveaway/

Lastly, if you have a goal for writing, I am excited to announce that Hope writers is opening their doors again this January. If you ever had a dream of writing a book or just writing in general, then you will not want to miss this opportunity to join this writing community! I will be posting about it all week on Instagram, but I am super excited about this book giveaway.

Join Hope Writers Want to share your meaningful words without sacrificing your meaningful life? My friends at @hopewriters will help you figure out what your next step is and find the courage to take it Hope Writers Link

Link to Hope Writers: 10 questions My friends at Hope Writers created this free guide just for you. 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Write a Book:

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Andrea P. Bourgeois, Author / Speaker / Bible Teacher / Co-Founder of Pain into Purpose Summit

Andrea is passionate about giving people tools to discover God’s faithfulness by studying God’s word, turning pain into purpose, and inspiring others to share their story with the world. She is a high school teacher by day and a writer by night. Her and her husband Brian reside in Southwest Louisiana with their four-year-old son. 

You can connect with Andrea on her website: https://andreapbourgeois.com/ as well as on Instagram @andreapbourgeois/

Episode 65: Renew Your Mind With Weight Loss — Crystal Thompson

Have you set goals for 2021? Is losing weight one of those goals?

This week on the Depth Podcast, I talk with Crystal Thompson, a life coach that helps others with weight loss. I love where she has us begin. She does not start with the diet or renewing our body, but she starts with us renewing our mind and our identity in Christ. She encourages us to invite God to be part of the squad. I think it is so important to have God involved in whatever we are doing whether that is setting a goal for weight loss or setting a goal for writing a book. I promise you do not want to miss what she shares and her practical tips.

In addition, I am excited to be giving away a copy of *The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren.  This book helped me in my weight loss journey years ago and it also combines faith and friends into the weight loss journey.  I am excited for someone to win a copy.  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/daniel-plan-book-giveaway/

Lastly, if you have a goal for writing, I am excited to announce that Hope writers is opening their doors again this January. If you ever had a dream of writing a book or just writing in general, then you will not want to miss this opportunity to join this writing community! I will be posting about it all week on Instagram, but I am super excited about this book giveaway.

Join Hope Writers Want to share your meaningful words without sacrificing your meaningful life? My friends at @hopewriters will help you figure out what your next step is and find the courage to take it Hope Writers Link

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Crystal Thompson is a Certified Life Coach and Christian Weight Loss Expert who teaches women how to lose weight with faith, fun and sanity…no diets or deprivation required.   She spent 2 decades bouncing between 2 extremes: eating everything that wasn’t nailed down, or obsessing over the latest fad diet.

Once she figured out how to get God on her weight loss squad, she lost 30 pounds…FOR GOOD.  She now teaches women from around the world how to combine coaching tools with Biblical through her signature program, The Fearless Weight Loss Academy.

Episode 64: One Woman Can Change The World — Ronne Rock

Do you want to be a woman who is changing the world?  Do you want to use the gifts God has given you and live out the purpose He has made you for?

This week on the podcast, Ronne Rock and I discuss her book, *One Woman Can Change the World.  She highlights real stories of real women who are making a difference in the world.  It is inspiring to see God using their lives, their struggles, and most importantly, their faith as they are all making an impact right where they are.  Ronne says, “They are moving mountains with faith-filled whispers.”  Friend, I know you can also be a mountain moving, changing the world woman and make an impact right where you are too!  This is what I want for you and me as we begin 2021!

I promise you do not want to miss this episode!

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Ronne’s book: *One Woman Can Change the World.  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/one-woman-can-change-the-world-book-giveaway/

Ronne Rock weaves themes of transformative hope and grace-filled leadership into everything she shares on page and stage. She’s an author and speaker—offering honest encouragement and road-tested wisdom about topics ranging from leadership and ministry engagement to discovering your God-crafted design and purpose. You’ll find her words on work/life balance shared in Joyful Life Magazine, and her stories of hope are offered up regularly as she serves as Engagement Manager for Orphan Outreach, a global nonprofit that provides care for the orphaned and vulnerable. Her book, One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are, is available wherever books are sold. An Oklahoma gal by birth, Ronne now lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband, Brad, and rescue pup, Pearl. Her son and his family live in Arizona, which Ronne has deemed way too far away.

Episode 63: Wait and See — Wendy Pope

Are you in a season of waiting?  Waiting on God to answer a prayer?  Waiting on a dream to come true?  What if we could learn how to wait well?

This week on the podcast, Wendy Pope and I talk about her book, *Wait and See: Finding Peace in God’s Pauses and Plans.  Wendy shares about her own season of waiting as well as the life of David, an excellent example of waiting well during his 15 years from the pasture to the palace.  Wendy says, “God’s Timing is always perfect, and God is Never Late.” Friend, if you are beginning to doubt if you heard God correctly in your season of waiting, then I hope Wendy’s 5 misconceptions about waiting will encourage you.

I promise you do not want to miss her wisdom!

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Wendy’s book: *Wait and See: Finding Peace in God’s Pauses and Plans.  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/wait-and-see-book-giveaway/

Wendy loves lazy Sundays watching golf with her husband Scott, thrifting with her daughter, and playing practical jokes with her son. Wendy is the Founder and Executive Director of Word Up Ministries. She is a wife to Scott and mother to her grown children, one daughter and one son. Wendy is a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Speaker Team and the author of Hidden Potential: Revealing What God can Do Through YouYes, No and Maybe: Living With the God of Immeasurably More, and Wait and SeeFinding Peace in God’s Pauses and Plans. She has been leading women all over the world to life change through her in-depth of teaching, Read through the Word study of the One Chronological Bible.

You can connect with Wendy at https://wendypope.org/  Also, If you are interested in downloading the Waiting Well Lock Screens, go to https://wendypope.org/wait-and-see/ and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Episode 62: Invited — Matt Berry

Do you desire to grow deeper in your faith?  Have you ever thought about growing deeper as hidden growth? Growth that happens when no one else can see.  Growth that happens between just you and God.  Deep Root Growth.

This week on the podcast, I talk with Matt Berry about his new book, *Invited.  I love this quote from his book, “Meaningful growth takes place in hidden places.”  We dive deeper into this idea of hidden growth as well as talk about the inward and outward practices that help us grow deep roots in our faith.  Honestly, talking about growing deep roots is my favorite part!

I promise you do not want to miss this conversation.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Matt’s book: *Invited.  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/invited-book-giveaway/

Matt Berry is an author and director of The Jesus Following Network. He also works full-time in the field of Cybersecurity. His mission in life is to inspire and nurture a lifestyle of movement, freedom, and rest in the lives of spiritually inclined people. He and his wife, Elisa, live in Big Lake, Minnesota, where they are raising their four boys to be world changers…and to not burp at the table.

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Episode 61: A Way To Help — Marla Bockhorst & Maureen Terrio

Have you ever wondered if your contribution will make a difference?  Sometimes we think we only have a small amount of time or a limited resource, and we wonder if that will that really make an impact. I am here to tell you that YES it will!  I love the miracle when God feeds the 5000.  The little boy gives his small lunch and God multiplies it.  Friend, I believe he will do the same for you.

This week on the podcast, I cannot wait to highlight A Way To Help, a non-profit organization that is making a difference by helping provide clean water to people without in Uganda.  I cannot wait for you to hear Marla and Maureen share how God took their desire to help and expanded it beyond their wildest dreams.  From bracelets to deep water wells, God loves to take our contributions and multiply them!

My friend and I have had the privilege to help fund two water wells with A Way to Help and it has been a phenomenal experience.  I cannot wait to show pictures this week of the priceless smiles of the kids and families in the two villages.

In Max Lucado’s book, Outlive Your Life: You Were Made To Make A Difference, he says, “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.”  This book re-ignited in me a desire to make a difference.  I am so excited that we will be giving away a copy of this book on the podcast this week.  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/outlive-your-life-book-giveaway/

Friend, this Tuesday is Giving Tuesday, and I want to encourage you to give back.  If you are interested in helping make a difference with clean water, I highly recommend A Way To Help. You can go to their website at https://awaytohelp.org/ for details.

Remember You Were Made to Make a Difference!

Episode 60: Family Traditions — Pat Brownlee

Do you have any special family traditions that you do for the Holidays?  I cannot believe the Holiday season begins this week with Thanksgiving, and then Christmas will be here before we know it. 

Christmas is one of my favorite Holidays, and I believe it is because of all the special family traditions we did growing up.  So, I am excited to have my mom join me this week on the podcast.  We are going to share our favorite family traditions I had as a child as well as some special ones that I do with my kids.  It is going to be so fun to take a stroll down memory lane with my mom.

I promise you do not want to miss this special episode.

Also, I would love to hear some of your special family traditions.  Will you join me on my Depth Podcast Facebook Group and share some of your favorite Holiday traditions? I am so looking forward to hearing more about your family traditions.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/depthpodcast

Lastly, I want to say how grateful I am for each of you!  Thank you for listening to the podcast and for desiring to grow deeper in your faith and stronger in your relationships!  With Thanksgiving this week, I want to express my gratitude and let you know that I am truly so thankful for you!

Love, Jodi

Episode 59: The Remember Balloons — Jessie Oliveros

Have you ever read a children’s book, and it just really touched your heart? The storyline and the words were exactly what you needed to hear. This is how I felt about the book, *The Remember Balloons.

I am so excited to talk with the author, Jessie Oliveros this week on the podcast.  We will be diving deeper into her children’s book on memory loss.  Right now, I am in a season where my kids are getting older and so are my parents. Maybe you can relate. I love how Jessie encourages us to intentional and capture the stories and memories we have with our aging loved ones whether it is our parents or grandparents.

I promise you do not want to miss what Jessie shares about her children’s book. 

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Jessie’s book: *The Remember Balloons. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/the-remember-balloons-giveaway/

Jessie grew up watching Kansas sunsets, and she’ll always have wild sunflowers and gold-tipped corn fields in her heart. She spent her college-life climbing mountains in Utah and striving for higher vistas. After a fulfilling career as a registered nurse, Jessie hung up her stethoscope to grow children and stories. She loves root beer floats, autumn, and running in the rain. These days you can find her in the Texas hill country with her husband, their five kids, and a dog named Della.

Episode 58: Inspiring Podcaster — Amber Cullum

Would you say you are a grateful person? Do you have a daily or weekly practice of gratitude?  Maybe it is a monthly or yearly practice that you do in the month of November.

I am so excited to have Amber Cullum, the host of the Grace Enough podcast share this week.  I cannot wait for you to hear her daily practice of gratitude as well as a unique way to look at comparison.  Honestly, this is my favorite part. 

I promise you do not want to miss the nuggets of truth she shares! 

Amber Cullum is the podcast host behind Grace Enough. She is first a child of God and saved by His grace alone. She is a wife to Sam, a mom of 3, a Physical Therapist, a Kentucky native living in Raleigh, and a lover of connecting with people and learning the stories of God’s grace in their lives.  You can connect with Amber at GraceEnoughPodcast.com or on Instagram: @graceenoughpodcast_amber

Episode 57: The Powerful Purpose of Introverts — Holley Gerth

Are you an introvert?  Do you have a loved one who is an introvert? Then you do not want to miss this week’s episode!

I talk with Holley Gerth about her new book, *The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. Holley explains the difference between an extrovert and introvert; honestly, I love the brain science.  She also shares about self-awareness and growth, knowing our struggles and strengths.  We even talk about how we can better understand our loved ones through their happiness words.

Are you an enneagram 1? Holley also shares some great tips to combat our inner critic. I promise you do not want to miss what she shares.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Holley’s book: *The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/the-powerful-purpose-of-introverts/

None of us are 100% introvert or extrovert. To find out how much introvert you have in you, take Holley’s one-minute “What % Introvert Are You?” quiz!

Holley Gerth loves humans, words, and good coffee. She’s a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, life coach, and counselor with a Master of Science degree in Mental Health. Holley also cofounded the groundbreaking online community (in)courage, which had almost one million page views in its first six months, and cohosts the More Than Small Talk podcast. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. Find out more and connect with Holley at holleygerth.com or on Instagram at @holleygerth

LIFE ON PURPOSE SUMMIT is this week!

For 5 days, starting November 2nd, writer/speaker Katy Epling is bringing together teaching and resources from 18 speakers and authors who have found their identity and purpose in God. You’ll hear about everything from faith & family to healing from heartbreak & loss to ministry & handling the overwhelm of everyday life—and more.

For example, I’m going to be talking all about Hope for the Hurting Heart on Thursday November 5th!

The best part? It’s totally free!  Here is a link to get your free ticket for the Life On Purpose Virtual Summit today!  Life on Purpose Registration Page

You can also get your hands on the All-Access Pass!

With the All Access Pass you’ll get Summit Recordings in case you cannot watch them live, VIP Speaker Bonuses and more.  Check it out here!  Life on Purpose All Access Pass

So excited to have you join me at the Life on Purpose Summit!

Episode 56: 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer — LaVonda McCullough

Have you ever heard someone’s back story and that helped light up their present story?

LaVonda McCullough encourages women to walk confidently in their identity in Christ and find freedom from anxiety, depression, and unforgiveness.  Recently I heard her share about her childhood and growing up in a chaotic home.  The truths she now shares about God’s love and prayer were birthed from God meeting her in the middle of her hard circumstances and helping her find freedom and forgiveness. Honestly, LaVonda’s testimony is so powerful and the words she shares are full of wisdom and truth!

I promise you do not want to miss what she shares about God’s love, forgiveness, the Bible, and prayer.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of LaVonda’s book: *21 Days of Fasting and Prayer  All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/21-days-of-fasting-and-prayer-giveaway/

LaVonda McCullough is an Author, Biblical Life Coach, and Speaker who is passionate about teaching women to become equipped, encouraged, and empowered through the Word of God.  Since 2012, she has coached countless women to complete freedom through the spiritual discipline of Daily Quiet Times, Prayer, and Fasting to discover joy in their journey. 

Through one-on-one Coaching, Bible Study, Prayer Walks, and retreats (Joyful Journey RefresHER retreat) she teaches women how to reach the divine power within and discover their purpose.  Her RefresHER retreats provide a safe, loving, and nurturing environment that allows those she works with to tap into the divine and commune with God themselves.

With personal experience from shame, trauma, depression, and unforgiveness, LaVonda focuses on the whole person – spirit, soul, and body. LaVonda has traveled throughout Europe and Africa speaking about healing through the power of prayer. 

LaVonda and her husband, Pastor Micah, are recent empty-nesters of three children, residing in Stuttgart, Germany with their two fur-babies, Prince and Biscuit. Connect with LaVonda at www.lavondamccullough.com, or on Facebook and Instagram

Episode 55: Be Still Devotional — Sarah Westfall

Have you ever looked at the circumstances of your life and said, “This is Not My Story- this is not the narrative I would have written for my life?”  I know that I have. 

This week on the podcast, Sarah Westfall, shares her personal “Not My Story” with us.  As she vulnerably shares about the loss of her son, Sarah describes how God met her in the middle of the grief.  She wanted to quickly move past the pain, but instead God spoke in her heart and said “Be Still. Stay. Rest in Me.”  This moment in time birthed a devotional called *Be Still: Leaning into God when Everything is Falling Apart. Sarah invited other writers to join her, and I love that God is the consistent thread that runs through all the devotionals.   

Sarah is the host of the Not My Story Podcast as she invites others to share their unexpected story and how God showed up in the middle of the grief.  If you are walking through the Unexpected, Sarah wrote an ebook called Interrupted just for you.  We talk about it on the podcast and you can download it on her website: https://www.sarahewestfall.com

I promise you do not want to miss what Sarah shares this week.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Sarah’s devotional: *Be Still: Leaning into God when Everything is Falling Apart. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/be-still-devotional-giveaway/

Sarah E. Westfall is a full-time writer, speaker, and host of Not My Story, a conversational podcast about faith and the unexpected. She holds a BS in English Education and MA in Student Development Counseling, and her past work includes teaching and serving as a student life professional on college campuses. After experiencing the loss of her son almost a decade ago, Sarah invites readers into a life of authenticity and deep communion with God and with each other. Her work has been featured in RELEVANTFathom Mag, and The Joyful Life Magazine. Sarah calls Indiana home, where she lives with her husband Ben and four sons.

You can connect with Sarah at sarahewestfall.com or on Instagram @sarah_westfall & @notmystorypod

Episode 54: Inspiring Story — Kirsten Casillas

This week, Kirsten Casillas shares with us her Epic Redemption Story. These words captivated me as she described how God was redeeming her story.  Do you believe that God can redeem your heartbreak?  I believe this is God’s specialty. He takes our greatest heartbreak and turns it into our greatest ministry.

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  In honor of this special day, I have asked Kirsten to share her story of Chloe Faith and how God is redeeming her loss with the birth of Blooming Faith Ministries.  I hope her story can encourage someone else walking through a similar heartbreak.  

Last week, Kathe Wunnenberg shared her story of infertility, multiple miscarriages, and the loss of her baby boy in Episode #53. What makes her story so powerful is that she is not wasting any of her pain, but instead she is allowing God to use it to help others and spread hope. Her book, *Grieving the Child I Never Knew was one of my life changing books as I walked through my miscarriage.  I am so excited that we will be giving away a copy of her book this week on the podcast.  You can click on this direct link for details: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/grieving-the-child-i-never-knew-book-giveaway/

Last year, I also honored this special day with a two-part episode on pregnancy loss. In Episode #5: I shared my personal story of losing Baby Grace along with a friend who shared her story of loss.  We both went to the Empty Arms Support Group at our church which was pivotal in our healing. In Episode #6, I talked with Dr. Shari Bridgeman who wrote the curriculum for Empty Arms after she personally walked through multiple losses.

I hope these episodes will encourage another hurting heart.

Kirsten Casillas is a wife, mom, and freedom fighter. Her passion is seeing women walk in the freedom and power we already have.  She lovingly and boldly invites women into a deeper conversation with themselves, their story and God through her monthly online workshop – Mending the Soul, social media and in-person speaking events.

Kirsten lives in Orange County where she home-schools her 5th & 2nd grade daughters. She serves at Mariners Church where she found healing, calling and a tribe of Soul Sisters. You can connect with Kirsten Casillas on social media and her website www.BloomingFaithMinistries.com.

Episode 53: Hopelifter — Kathe Wunnenberg

Are you a hopelifter?  “Hopelifters are people who have been transformed by their own experience and grief and who are now willingly offering themselves as the hands and feet of Jesus to comfort others hurting hearts.”

Kathe Wunnenberg is a hopelifter! This week on the podcast, Kathe will share about her book, *Hopelifter: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts.   She will also vulnerably share her story of infertility, multiple miscarriages, and the loss of her baby boy just hours after he delivered.  What makes her story so powerful is that she is not wasting any of her pain, but instead she is allowing God to use it to help others and spread hope.  One of my favorite ways she does this is her Hope on Wheels Special Mother’ Day trip for grieving moms.  I cannot wait for you to hear about it on the podcast.

Kathe’s book, *Grieving the Child I Never Knew was one of my life changing books as I walked through my miscarriage.  I love that this book has special devotionals to read on the hard days like your due date or Mother’s Day.  Honestly, this devotional is a big part of my story, I cannot wait for you to hear how it birthed my book ministry.  Another one of my favorite parts.

I promise you that you do not want to miss this episode! 

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Kathe’s book, *Hopelifter. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click on this direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/hopelifter-book-giveaway/

We will also be giving away a copy of *Grieving the Child I Never Knew next week on the podcast.

Kathe Wunnenberg is the founder and president of Hopelifters Unlimited.  She is a speaker, writer, leader, and connector known for her ability to offer creative solutions for real life problems.  The author of “Grieving the Loss of a Loved One and *Grieving the Child I Never Knew, Kathe lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family.  You can connect with Kathe at www.hopelifters.com

Episode 52: Scribbles — Chris Simning

Do you ever wrestle with God?  Do you ever struggle to understand why you are walking through difficult circumstances? Chris Simning understands.  In 8th grade, his whole world changed when he was stricken with a rare nerve and muscle disease. 

This week on the podcast, Chris vulnerably shares his powerful testimony from his new book,*Scribbles.  I promise you do not want to miss one word, especially when he shares how God revealed His calling for his life through his challenging circumstances.  This is my favorite part.

I first met Chris at Hume Lake Christian Camps my senior year of college, and I was immediately in awe of Chris’ joy for life and love for Jesus while at the same time living with a physical disability.  The beautiful thing is that he does not let his disability define him. Instead, he is speaking a powerful message of hope in the middle of brokenness. 

I encourage you to lean in and listen to Chris’ inspirational message.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Chris’ book, *Scribbles. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click on this direct link:  https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/scribbles-book-giveaway/

Chris Simning is a remarkable storyteller. He has a personal story to share that is timeless and compelling, endearing him to people of all ages. What captivates his audiences worldwide is not just his voice, but rather the manner in which the Lord uses his platform to share about the reality of brokenness, the provision of God in the midst of it, and the resiliency of the Gospel message in what may be deemed tragic. His hope in Jesus has ignited a passion in Chris to speak about the experience of finding purpose in the midst of a life filled with challenges and how God can bring healing to the wounded of heart even in the worst circumstances.

Chris is not a disabled speaker but a speaker who just so happens to have a disability. His story provides hope in a world that seems bleak and encourages people who need to be inspired by the faithfulness of the Lord, who is with us even when His presence is not felt. His zeal for the Bible, not to mention his humorous personality, is contagious. Chris speaks to churches, retreats, and youth conferences nationally as well as internationally.

Episode 51: Loved & Cherished — Lynn Cowell & Michelle Nietert

This week, I talk with Lynn Cowell and Michelle Nietert about their book, * Loved & Cherished: 100 Devotionals for Girls.  I love that this devotional reminds girls of their identity in Christ. They are loved, cherished, and God’s unique masterpiece!  These are foundational truths that are important to instill in girls at a young age, so they can remember them through the teenage years.  Honestly, I think we as women need to be reminded of these same truths. 

I love that Lynn and Michelle are giving a copy of their devotional to a girl in foster care when you buy a copy of *Loved & Cherished!  This offer is for the first two weeks of their book launch, so this amazing offer ends Sept 22nd so please act fast.  More details about it on the website for their book: https://lovedandcherished.me/

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Lynn and Michelle’s devotional for girls, *Loved & Cherished. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click on this direct link:  https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/loved-cherished-book-giveaway/

Lastly, Lynn and Michelle host a podcast together called Raising Brave Beauties. It was created for moms and daughters to listen together. But I think if you are influencing a girl through church or as a grandmother, aunt, or family friend, I think it would be beneficial for you too. I plan to listen to it with my nieces.

I cannot wait for you to hear all about this devotional on the podcast this week; I promise you that you do not want to miss the truth Lynn and Michelle share!

Lynn Cowell is part of the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ speaker and writing team. As the author of several books, written for women of all ages, her newest book is: Loved & Cherished: 100 Devotionals for Girls. Lynn calls home North Carolina, where she and her husband, Greg, and the occasional backyard deer are adjusting to life as “just us”. Along with their three adult children, the Cowells love hiking, rafting, and anything combining chocolate and peanut butter. You can connect with Lynn at her website: https://lynncowell.com/ or on facebook and Instagram @lynncowell

Michelle Nietert, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor has been providing therapeutic interventions to children and their families in counseling offices for over 20 years. A recognized expert in Solution Focused Therapy, she is the clinical director and owner of a large counseling center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Michelle’s writing can be found on the MOPS blog, in Lifeway’s Parenting Magazine and she is the Mental Health columnist for Just Between Us Magazine. She also joins her audiences in the parenting trenches as a happily married mom of two school-aged children. To discover her Counselor Thoughts blog and podcast providing Solutions for Life, please visit MichelleNietert.com.

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Episode 50: Love-Powered Parenting — Tom & Chaundel Holladay

This week, I talk with Tom and Chaundel Holladay about their book,*Love-Powered Parenting. Tom is one of the teaching pastors at Saddleback Church and Chaundel speaks at Treasured, a bible study for young moms. I first read this parenting book at Treasured when my kids were much younger. I recently have read it again now that my kids are older, and I believe the truths they share can apply to all ages from toddlers to teenagers. 

I love that this book centers around looking at parenting through the lens of love. Today we focus on my two favorite parts of the book: the power of your priorities and the power of your words. I love the practical tools that Tom and Chaundel share as well as their wisdom from raising 3 children and now 6 grandchildren.  Having them both on the podcast was such a joy!

I promise you do not want to miss this episode.

Also, I am so excited for this week’s giveaway of their book,*Love-Powered Parenting.  This giveaway is special and unique because when you win, I will send you two copies of this book: one for you and one for a friend!  How awesome to win a book for yourself and one for your friend this fall!  And there is even more, I will be giving away 5 of these special twin sets!

All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com or you can click this direct link to the Book Giveaway. Friends, you do not want to miss your chance to win this amazing parenting book for both you and your friend!

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Tom and Chaundel Holladay have three children and six grandchildren and have served together at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California for almost thirty years.

Episode 49: Fear Gone Wild — Kayla Stoecklein

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and the podcast is discussing Kayla Stoecklein’s new book, *Fear Gone Wild: A Story of Mental Illness, Suicide, and Hope Through Loss. If you are not familiar with her story, sadly, her husband, Andrew, died by suicide two years ago. Now, Kayla has become an advocate for mental health by spreading awareness and offering hope as she vulnerably shares her story.

Suicide and Mental illness are not discussed much, so I am thankful to Kayla for helping give voice to this important subject.  She shares the myths of suicide and how to help someone walking through depression. She honestly talks about her wilderness season and how God has helped her thrive even in the middle of it. Lastly, she gives an amazing illustration of grief and pain to help those who are walking through loss.

I promise you do not want to miss the truth she shares.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Kayla’s book,*Fear Gone Wild. All the details are on my website, jodirosser.com or you can click direct link below: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/fear-gone-wild-book-giveaway/

In August of 2018, Kayla lost her husband, Andrew – pastor of Inland Hills Church in Chino, California – to suicide. In the wake of the tragedy, she embarked on a brave journey to better understand his harrowing battle with mental illness and, ultimately, to overcome the stigma of suicide.

With a clear-eyed acknowledgment of how misguided and misinformed she was about mental illness, Kayla Stoecklein shares her story in hopes that anyone walking through the wilderness of mental illness will be better equipped for the journey and will learn to put their hope in Jesus through it all.

You can connect more with Kayla on Instagram @kaylasteck or her website at https://www.kaylastoecklein.com/

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Episode 48: Even If Not — Kaitlyn Bouchillon

Do you believe God is good even when He doesn’t do what you hoped He would do?  Can you trust Him in the messy middle?

Today, I talk with Kaitlyn Bouchillon about her book, *Even If Not: Living, Loving and Learning in the in Between. Kaitlyn vulnerably shares her personal “Even If Not” story as well as her love for the ampersand, the & sign!  Many of us are living in the ampersand, the in between. Talking with Kaitlyn about living in between broken & mended was honestly my favorite part. Her words from that chapter touched my heart.  She said, “When we let God do the mending, Broken Things can become Blessed Things.”  Love this!

Kaitlyn has turned this quote into a beautiful piece of artwork with a cracked and broken tea cup.  She has offered to give away a print of this amazing quote. I am excited for someone to win this in addition to a copy of her book.  All the details are on my website, jodirosser.com or you can click on the direct link: https://jodirosser.com/giveaways/even-if-not-book-giveaway/

Kaitlyn Bouchillon is a Virtual Assistant, book launch manager, storyteller and (in)courage contributor who writes about not only discovering God’s goodness in the ordinary, but His faithfulness in the difficult. If you’re facing a chapter in your story that you wouldn’t have chosen, you’ll find hope in Kaitlyn’s vulnerable and honest book, Even If Not: Living, Loving and Learning in the in Between. For more encouragement and dozens of free resources (beautiful prints and lock screens!), visit KaitlynBouchillon.com or follow Kaitlyn on Instagram.

Book Recommendations: *One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Episode 47: Special Behind the Scenes — One Year Birthday Celebration

Today is an exciting day!  The Depth Podcast is One Year Old!  

I am so excited for this special Behind the Scenes Birthday Celebration Episode! I cannot wait to share with you the God moments from this last year. I am in awe of God as I see His hand guiding the podcast episodes, the timing of when they release, and the winners of the book giveaways. One story is so special that it can only be explained by God orchestrating all the details. His timing is truly remarkable!

Also, I love talking with my friend and accountability partner, Erin Riddle.  We met years ago in Treasured, a Bible Study for young moms at our church.  We had so much fun as she asked me your questions from the survey.  I hope you enjoy learning a little bit more about me!

I promise you do not want to miss this special behind the scenes episode!  Hearing the amazing God moments over this last year is honestly my favorite part!

Thanks for all your support and encouragement this past year!  I am so looking forward to digging deeper this next year!

Love, Jodi

Episode 46: JoyKeeper — Suzie Eller

Today, I talk with Suzie Eller about her book, *JoyKeeper: 6 Truths That Change Everything You Thought You Know about Joy. Suzie is my first guest to be on my podcast a second time, and I love her vulnerability to share all that has happened in her life since we last talked in the fall.  Walking through some hard family circumstances, Suzie has been living out the message she wrote in her book: “Joy is not a feeling. It is a Knowing.”  I cannot wait for you to hear all the wisdom she shares as well as some of our favorite Joy Keeper vs. Joy Stealer statements.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Suzie’s book, *JoyKeeper. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at jodirosser.com and you can click on the book ministry tab for details.

If you missed my first conversation with Suzie about her book, *The Mended Heart, please check out Episode #7 on the Depth podcast.  I love what she shares about brokenness.

Suzanne Eller (Suzie) is a bestselling author. She is co-host of the More Than Small Talk podcast with KLRC Podcast Network, which debuted in the top 25 Christian podcasts. Suzie has appeared on media such as Focus on the Family, Aspiring Women, The Harvest Show, KLOVE and many others. She served with Proverbs 31 Ministries for 14 years. She believes that healed women scoop up other women and run toward the cross. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her kayaking, hanging out with her “littles,” finding the best foodie food truck, or hiking. Connect with Suzie at www.tsuzanneeller.com

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