Podcast Coming Soon!

Attachment-1I have some news I’d like to announce, and exciting doesn’t even begin to describe it!

Drum roll, please … In a few months, I will be launching my own podcast, calledThe Encourager. And I can’t wait!

The aim of The Encourager is to help moms do what they’re passionate about and what God has gifted them in. While I sew, I spend a lot of time talking with and advising women about how they might pursue their passions while raising little ones. I really feel like I’ve been gifted with an ability to encourage others, so with the podcast I hope to turn those one-on-one phone calls into a broadcast that will benefit a much larger audience.

I’ve had the idea for a long time now, but a few months ago I feel like God really showed me it’s something I’m supposed to do.

I was out getting groceries with my kids, around 9 a.m., and I ran into a friend in the parking lot who was still in her pajamas. She said to me, “Tell me you’re not this organized all the time!” Now, I wasn’t wearing anything fancy by any means, but I was showered and dressed, and so were my kids. My response to my friend was, “Oh no, of course not!” But upon reflection, I realized that was a lie!

I think I was tempted to be falsely humble, but the truth is, I am always organized. My family and I have set routines, and our lives rarely become chaotic or messy. So for me, this was an “aha” moment; yes, I wanted to create a podcast.

Living orderly lives takes hard work and discipline, but it does work for us, and I’d like to inspire others on The Encourager. Nothing that I do is a secret!

We will air once a week, and each episode will be about 30 minutes long. They will be either topic-based or interview-based, and the interviews will be with various guest speakers. Our hope is to launch the podcast early in the fall (but life happens, so bear with us if that changes), and we’ll advertise it plenty as we get closer.

If you are wondering if I’m crazy for taking on another thing, rest assured that I hired an intern! She is wonderful, and because of her, all I will have to worry about is what to say. We just started recording, and for the first one, I recorded at 10 p.m. because I couldn’t wait until the morning!

I hope you all are enjoying your summer (which is just flying by), and stay tuned to hear more about The Encourager.