#112 – Hospitality and The Heart of the Home – Sarah Harmeyer

Today I’m talking with Sarah Harmeyer, who was created to gather people. 

Sarah has a table in her backyard that seats 20. Already a natural gatherer, years ago after being dared by her friends to be intentional in gathering people together, Sarah asked her dad to build her a table that would seat 20. She didn’t know it then but this table would become and still is the constant of some of her very best moments.

I really enjoyed talking with Sarah as she reminded me that setting the table, gathering people, and giving the gift of hospitality doesn’t have to be hard. Even if we can’t put together a Pinterest-worthy decorated table or provide the finest china at every meal, there are very simple things we can do to make others feel loved and welcomed.

Sarah has invited many people to her table in her backyard and in inviting people she has also invited growth. Sarah says that in gathering people, how she loves has been changed. It has helped her to believe things for other people.

This is a podcast you need to listen to. While it may look different for each of us, we are all called to love others and to be hospitable. Listen as I chat with Sarah for encouragement and a few tips on how you might do that well.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Loving your neighbor well
  • Giving the privilege of service to everyone in your home
  • Simplifying setting the table

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  2. Did you miss part 3 of Mom Week?  Check it out here!
  3. Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans

Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  • Does gathering come naturally for you or is it a challenge?
  • Sarah uses a table, what do you use to connect with those around you? What gift has God given you that help you love your neighbor well?


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How to Listen to The Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

2. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play! – Be sure and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode! Also, if you would be so kind as to leave a rating on iTunes and/or write a 2-3 sentence review there or on Stitcher?  Your commentary or rating helps make the podcast more “findable” by others who might not know it exists!

3. Share today’s show –   Email the link to a friend or share on social media. Just click on the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post!

You have been so great to join me on the journey here on the blog, I hope you jump right in do the same on the podcast!

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#112 – Hospitality and The Heart of the Home – Sarah Harmeyer

Today I’m talking with Sarah Harmeyer, who was created to gather people. 

Sarah has a table in her backyard that seats 20. Already a natural gatherer, years ago after being dared by her friends to be intentional in gathering people together, Sarah asked her dad to build her a table that would seat 20. She didn’t know it then but this table would become and still is the constant of some of her very best moments.

I really enjoyed talking with Sarah as she reminded me that setting the table, gathering people, and giving the gift of hospitality doesn’t have to be hard. Even if we can’t put together a Pinterest-worthy decorated table or provide the finest china at every meal, there are very simple things we can do to make others feel loved and welcomed.

Sarah has invited many people to her table in her backyard and in inviting people she has also invited growth. Sarah says that in gathering people, how she loves has been changed. It has helped her to believe things for other people.

This is a podcast you need to listen to. While it may look different for each of us, we are all called to love others and to be hospitable. Listen as I chat with Sarah for encouragement and a few tips on how you might do that well.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Loving your neighbor well
  • Giving the privilege of service to everyone in your home
  • Simplifying setting the table

Quick Links

 ==> Click to Tweet 

 ==> Resources from Today’s Show

 ==> General Links 

  1. Want to subscribe to the blog and grab a freebie? CLICK HERE
  2. Did you miss part 3 of Mom Week?  Check it out here!
  3. Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans

Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  • Does gathering come naturally for you or is it a challenge?
  • Sarah uses a table, what do you use to connect with those around you? What gift has God given you that help you love your neighbor well?


Connect with me…

How to Listen to The Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

2. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play! – Be sure and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode! Also, if you would be so kind as to leave a rating on iTunes and/or write a 2-3 sentence review there or on Stitcher?  Your commentary or rating helps make the podcast more “findable” by others who might not know it exists!

3. Share today’s show –   Email the link to a friend or share on social media. Just click on the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post!

You have been so great to join me on the journey here on the blog, I hope you jump right in do the same on the podcast!

Click here to read the full / original blog post.

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#111 – Motherhood and the Heart of the Home – Tricia Goyer

It’s “Mom Week”.

This is podcast 3 of 3 with moms in different seasons.

On today’s podcast, I’m chatting with  author, homeschooler and lover of naps, Tricia Goyer.  Tricia has 10 children, 3 biological and 7 adopted. But 10 children hasn’t stopped her from authoring over 60 books.

Tricia admits that being an author and a homeschooling mom has required that she and her family say no to a lot. But having grown children, she is able to see how saying no and having a clear focus has benefited her family.

Being an author of over 60 books, it would seem that discipline came naturally and motivation was always present. But Tricia shares that  hasn’t always been the case and and even now she has to force herself to do what she needs to do when the motivation isn’t there.

Tricia has a lot on her plate. But in talking with her, I am convinced that she has exactly what should be on her plate, and nothing more. If you’re looking for balance or focus within your life and home, this podcast is for you.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Managing the life that God has given you to live
  • Growing into be a disciplined person
  • Teaching your kids to love learning

Quick Links

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  1. Want to subscribe to the blog and grab a freebie? CLICK HERE
  2. Did you miss part 2 of Mom Week?  Check it out here!
  3. Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans

Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  • Do you struggle with discipline? What tips do you have for staying focused?
  • What could you do more of if you said no to some of the unnecessary things you’ve committed to?


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How to Listen to The Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

2. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play! – Be sure and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode! Also, if you would be so kind as to leave a rating on iTunes and/or write a 2-3 sentence review there or on Stitcher?  Your commentary or rating helps make the podcast more “findable” by others who might not know it exists!

3. Share today’s show –   Email the link to a friend or share on social media. Just click on the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post!

You have been so great to join me on the journey here on the blog, I hope you jump right in do the same on the podcast!

Click here to read the full / original blog post.

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#110 – Motherhood and the Heart of the Home – Holly Homer

This week is “Mom Week”. This is podcast 2 of 3 with moms in different seasons.

On today’s podcast, I’m chatting with  blogger and homeschooler, Holly Homer.  Holly has been married for 24 years, has 3 boys and  has been blogging for nearly 10 years. She is a juggler of many things and has much wisdom to offer.

As a work-at-home Mom, she admits that much of what she has to share has been accompanied with sweat, frustration and persistence.

Holly knows the temptation of trying to be all things to all people. She shares the importance of having fun on your journey now and not waiting for everything to line up in a particular order.

On today’s show we talk about what balance really is, how to pursue it, and how to accept what we are capable or incapable of doing. Holly reminds us that we don’t have to be good at everything, we can’t be. But what we can do is make good use of what we are great at.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Raising children in a middle entrepreneurship
  • Fun things to do with your kids
  • Managing tasks

Quick Links

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  1. Want to subscribe to the blog and grab a freebie? CLICK HERE
  2. Did you miss last week’s podcast?  Check it out here!
  3. Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans

Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  • In what ways are you currently celebrating your journey?
  • What tips do you have for work-life balance?


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How to Listen to The Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

2. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play! – Be sure and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode! Also, if you would be so kind as to leave a rating on iTunes and/or write a 2-3 sentence review there or on Stitcher?  Your commentary or rating helps make the podcast more “findable” by others who might not know it exists!

3. Share today’s show –   Email the link to a friend or share on social media. Just click on the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post!

You have been so great to join me on the journey here on the blog, I hope you jump right in do the same on the podcast!

Click here to read the full / original blog post.

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#109 – Motherhood and the Heart of the Home – Susan Merrill

This week is “Mom Week” so I’ll be posting THREE podcasts with different moms in different seasons.

On today’s podcast, I’m chatting with founder of iMom, Susan Merrill.  Susan is the mother of five grown children who shares wonderful wisdom for moms of toddlers, teens, and twenty-somethings, marriage, and what it means to make your moments matter.  In addition, Susan and her husband, Mark, started Family First Ministries over 25 years ago. Walking through an unexpected opened door, Susan shares how the Lord gave them strength to walk in obedience despite being advised by others not to.

 

Susan is also the digital marketing director for Family First Ministries so we talk about the changes and advances we’ve seen in social media and technology in just the last decade, the impact it has on society and the affect it has on children and young adults.

 

Susan has a great story and an even greater heart. She calls herself a hybrid of all sorts. So regardless of what stage of life you’re in, I’m sure you’ll take something away from this episode. If you’re a wife, mom, or woman needing to hear a testimony of the goodness of God, take some time to listen to this podcast.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Advice for moms
  • Expectations in marriage
  • Living the Insta-life

Quick Links

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 ==> Resources from Today’s Show

 ==> General Links 

  1. Want to subscribe to the blog and grab a freebie? CLICK HERE
  2. Did you miss last week’s podcast?  Check it out here!
  3. Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans

Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  • What tips, tricks, or hacks do you monitoring screen time and social media for your children?


Connect with me…

How to Listen to The Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

2. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play! – Be sure and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode! Also, if you would be so kind as to leave a rating on iTunes and/or write a 2-3 sentence review there or on Stitcher?  Your commentary or rating helps make the podcast more “findable” by others who might not know it exists!

3. Share today’s show –   Email the link to a friend or share on social media. Just click on the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post!

You have been so great to join me on the journey here on the blog, I hope you jump right in do the same on the podcast!

Click here to read the full / original blog post.

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