#117- Choosing to Live the Adventurous Life

Today I’m talking with a very unique couple, Paul and Becky Kortman.

Three years ago, the Kortman’s made a decision to live a travel lifestyle and sell everything they owned and hit the road. They then bought plane tickets and spent a year traveling the world with their four kids who were ages 2 to 8 at that time.

Now, the Kortman’s have traveled from Canada to Central America in their RV. They are currently settled in the mountains of southern Mexico and unschooling their children.  

In today’s podcast we talk about why they decided to live this way and how they practically and financially afford this lifestyle. I think you’ll be surprised by how affordable this adventure has been for them.

I realize everyone cannot sell everything they own and set out to travel the world. So, I asked the Kortman’s for their advice for those of us who would love to embrace the freedom of a travel lifestyle but are content to stay in the security of our familiar neighborhood. Tune in to hear their answer.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Is living a travel lifestyle affordable
  • How to maintain relationships with family and friends as you travel
  • Ways to live a travel lifestyle without leaving your community

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

What is your mission? Do you have like-minded people around you that can support you?

What does or would an adventurous life look like for you?


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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.

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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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#116- Reflections on Traveling the Globe – Tsh Oxenreider

Today I’m talking with writer, podcaster and world traveler, Tsh Oxenreider.

Tsh is a full believer of living a full and intentionally.  In her own words, Tsh helps people live simple unconventional lives.  She considers herself to be an accidental entrepreneur who loves to travel and stay at home. About 2 years ago though, Tsh and her family  traveled around the world for nine months, the length of a school year. In those those months they visited 30 countries.

Yes… that’s right, THIRTY.

In today’s podcast we talk about why they did it, how they did it with kids in tow, and how they could afford to do it!, Tsh’s  shares favorite places to visit, the memories she has and much more.

Tsh also wrote about a book to share about her travel experiences, and even if you don’t have a desire to travel the world, I still believe that you will find inspiration and insight from the perspective of someone who has.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • The search for the ideal
  • Living full and intentional lives
  • Traveling with kids and work

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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 enjoy traveling? If so, what tips and tricks do you have to ensure you are able to do it regularly?

What does living a full and intentional life look like for you?


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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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#115- Fatherhood and the Family – Jeff Henderson

Today I’m talking with Lead Pastor, Jeff Henderson. 

Jeff, son of a preacher,  is the Lead Pastor of Gwinnett Church, the most recent multi-campus location of North Point Ministries. He is married and is a father of two. His daughter was finishing her last day of high school as we recorded this podcast, while his son wrapped up his first year of high school.

I wanted to talk with Jeff because he has a huge heart for family. With Father’s day approaching, I felt it would be fitting to hear from a man who openly and regularly expresses his love for his children. Jeff acknowledges that growing up with a great dad has had great influence on the way in which he fathers his children. He shares, that as odd as it may sound, for the longest he didn’t realize that not everyone had the same type of example he had. It became very clear to him that many view their heavenly Father in the same way they view their earthly father, which influenced the way that he fathered and pastored. 

With a personal passion for fatherhood and pastoring people, Jeff fathers and pastors with intentionality. On this podcast he shares how that practically plays out in his life. From daily meal times to major life transitions, Jeff reminds us of the importance of moments, significance of mentors and the value of memories. This  isn’t just a podcast about fathers, it is a message relevant and important to hear for all us.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Quantity time vs. quality time
  • Making use of meal times
  • Choosing family over career
  • Insight into the insecurities of fathers

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Let’s Talk!

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

  • Does your career create challenges for quantity and quality time for your family? How do you keep family a priority?
  • We have the tendency to forget. How do you ensure that the memories you cherish don’t slip away?


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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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#114 – Showing up in your Relationship with God – Chrissy Cymbala Toledo

Today I’m talking with author of Girl in the Song, Chrissy Cymbala Toledo. 

Chrissy, daughter of Jim and Carol Cymbala of Brooklyn Tabneracle, talks with me today about what it means to cultivate a relationship with God. Chrissy is happily married and the mother of three. She ministers alongside her husband at the Chicago Tabernacle. Chrissy serves as the church’s music and women’s ministry director and is passionate about leading girls of all ages into freedom.

As a teenager, Chrissy became controlled by the lies around her and turned away from the Lord. She acknowledges that, despite her shortcomings, God has been faithful to her in giving her far beyond what she deserves. He has also given her a story, a story that has helped and continues to help girls of all ages walk in freedom. Her message is for girls to see their value in Christ and experience that freedom that has been gifted to her.

 

In our chat, Chrissy shares what it means to connect with God and what to do when you need a fresh touch from God. She shares what she has been doing just recently in this season of her life to cultivate her relationship with God and how she structures her quiet time.

Chrissy is convinced that when you understand the length that Christ would go for you, you won’t dismiss your value. We are His masterpiece, and if you need a reminder of that Chrissy will give it to you. Take a moment to listen to today’s podcast.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Hearing from and talking to God
  • Overcoming moments of weakness
  • Refreshing your vision

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

  • Do you struggle with believing you are who God says you are?
  • What does your daily quiet time look like?


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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

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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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