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Simply Joyful Podcast with Kristi Clover | Encouragement for your Faith and Family

The podcast that encourages and inspires you to find simple ways to bring more joy into your day. Whether you are looking for a little encouragement in your faith, family, home, homeschooling (if you do) -- or just life -- then this is the podcast for you! Let's get real and talk about the challenges that we face as women in our day-to-day lives. My guests and I will discuss practical tips and "hacks" about how to find harmony in relationships, order in your home, and how to add a little good ol' fun to your week. My prayer is that this podcast will bless you and add a smile to your face (even if it causes a few new wrinkles) -- and to hopefully help you "Live Simply" and "Be Joyful.”
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Jun 15, 2018

Episode #62 Elisa Pulliam

Trusting in God’s Goodness with Unblinded Faith

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/062 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* OUR SEASON 5 SPONSORS: Skill Trek!  & Prep Dish!

SKILL TREK: Teaching basic life skills to your kids and teens has never been easier! Get 15% off annual memberships when using coupon code CLOVER15 (Coupon expires on June 30).

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**CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!”

It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! I also just released my interview with Pam Barnhill! Find them both at KristiClover.tv

 

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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

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CONNECT WITH LISA…

Elisa Pulliam is passionate about inspiring this generation of women to experience a fresh encounter with God for the sake of impacting the next generation.

In spite of not growing up in a Christian home, and spending many years in rebellion, Lisa (which is what she prefers to be called and there’s a story about that) came to know Jesus Christ as her personal Savior in the fall of 1993. Ever since the Lord has been in the process of transforming her from the outside in and inside out. It’s this first-hand encounter with God that motivates her to inspire women to pursue God personally and join Him in work in their lives.

Soon after launching More to Be, however, Elisa discovered that there was an equally important need to reach women stuck in a rut of poor habits and unhealthy thinking, and began shining the ministry focus towards women seeking spiritual growth and life transformation. She became a certified life coach and later joined Life Breakthrough Academy as a life coach trainer, having no idea at the time that God would use this experience in the writing of Meet the New You: A 21-Day Plan for Embracing Fresh Attitudes and Focused Habits for Real Life Change.

Elisa believes each moment of each day belongs to the Lord and strives to be emotionally present and eternally purpose, especially with her husband of 22 years, Stephen, and her four tween through college-age children.

You can check out Elisa's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.moretobe.com.

 

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Jun 8, 2018

Episode #061 James Barnett

Bringing Faith to Market

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/061 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* THIS EPISODE’S SPONSOR: DAYSPRING!

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**CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!”

It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! I also just released my interview with Pam Barnhill! Find them both at KristiClover.tv

 

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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

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CONNECT WITH JAMES…

James Barnett is president of DaySpring, headquartered in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He joined the company in 1981 and has been leading DaySpring since 1994. DaySpring, a subsidiary of Hallmark, is the world’s largest Christian social expression company which annually distributes more than 200 million products in the United States and 60 countries worldwide.

A native of Northwest Arkansas, Barnett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from John Brown University, Siloam Springs, and an MBA from the Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He has been very involved in community and area organizations for more than 35 years, serving on several athletic, charitable and scholastic boards. He is currently on the Walton School of Business Advisory Board, engaged with the CEO Forum, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce.  He also has served on boards with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Urban Ministries, the Winshape Marriage and Family Foundation, the Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics at John Brown University, and Arkansas Athletes Outreach.

His business affiliations include membership in the Association for Christian Retail, the Greeting Card Association, and the local Chamber of Commerce.  He and his wife Marilyn have three grown children and five grandchildren and are active members of Fellowship Bible Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Be sure to check out all DaySpring has to offer, and Kristi's favorites at KristiClover.com/DaySpring. Use coupon code CLOVER10 to get $10 OFF any product (valid through June 22nd).

 

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Jun 1, 2018

Episode #060 Jackie Green and Lauren Green McAfee

Leaving a Legacy of Faith for Generations to Come

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/060 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* OUR SEASON 5 SPONSORS: Skill Trek!  & Prep Dish!

SKILL TREK: Teaching basic life skills to your kids and teens has never been easier! Get 15% off annual memberships when using coupon code CLOVER15 (Coupon expires on June 30).

PREP DISH: Simple meal planning that helps you be more efficient in the kitchen. Get a FREE 2 week trial by clicking HERE.

 

**CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!”

It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! I also just released my interview with Pam Barnhill! Find them both at KristiClover.tv

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter

 

 

CONNECT WITH JACKIE…

Jackie Green, co-founder of Museum of the Bible, is a full-time homemaker who relishes her roles of wife, mother to six children, mother-in-law, and “Gigi” to four grandchildren. Married to Steve for more than 30 years, Jackie actively supports him in his role as president of Hobby Lobby and chairman of the board of Museum of the Bible.

Be sure to visit her site as well at www.onlyonelifebook.com.

 

CONNECT WITH LAUREN…

Lauren Green McAfee is a speaker, writer, connector and coffee enthusiast with a heart to engage others in the Bible. While pursuing her graduate degrees in pastoral counseling and theology, Lauren worked at Museum of the Bible from its founding days, until its opening in Washington DC. Today, she works at Hobby Lobby as Corporate Ambassador and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Ethics and Public Policy. Lauren and her husband Michael live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

You can check out Lauren's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.laurenamcafee.com.

 

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May 25, 2018

Episode #059 Jen Schmidt

How to Simplify Hospitality

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/059 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* OUR SEASON 5 SPONSOR: Skill Trek! 

SKILL TREK: Teaching basic life skills to your kids and teens has never been easier! Get 15% off annual memberships when using coupon code CLOVER15 (Coupon expires on June 30).

 

**CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!”

It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! I also just released my interview with Pam Barnhill! Find them both at KristiClover.tv

 

 

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LINKS TO OTHER THINGS MENTIONED…
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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter

 

CONNECT WITH JEN…

For the last decade, Jen Schmidt has been encouraging, challenging, and cheering on women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives on her popular lifestyle blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. With a variety of topics—from easy dinner ideas and personal finance to leaving a legacy—Jen equips others to live life to its fullest, reminding them it’s the little things that really are the big things in life.

A popular speaker, worship leader and founder/host of the annual Becoming Conference, Jen shares with humor and authenticity as she invites others to join her on this bumpy, beautiful life journey. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, a few too many animals, and an available sofa for anyone who needs it.

You can check out Jen's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit his site as well at beautyandbedlam.com.

 

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May 18, 2018

Episode #058 Dave Stotts

Making the Bible & History Come Alive

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/058 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* OUR SEASON 5 SPONSORS: Skill Trek!  & Prep Dish!

SKILL TREK: Teaching basic life skills to your kids and teens has never been easier! Get 15% off annual memberships when using coupon code CLOVER15 (Coupon expires on June 30).

PREP DISH: Simple meal planning that helps you be more efficient in the kitchen. Get a FREE 2-week trial by clicking HERE.

 

*CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!”

It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! I also just released my interview with Pam Barnhill! Find them both at KristiClover.tv

 

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  • Check out more on Drive Thru History HERE!
  • Watch my first ever video interview with Dave HERE!

 

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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

 

My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter

 

CONNECT WITH DAVE STOTTS…

Dave Stotts has spent the last two decades in professional media production. His career in documentary films has taken him to nearly 30 countries to shoot and edit programs on a wide variety of topics. Dave is the host of Drive Thru History, a fun, fast-paced, content-rich history show that speeds through ancient civilizations, the Holy Land, and the founding of America, allowing students to experience the people, places, and events that shaped our world and the Christian faith. 

Find out more about Dave and Drive Thru History HERE.

 

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May 11, 2018

Episode #057 Wendy Speake & Amber Lia

-- Parenting Scripts: Words for When You Don't Know What to Say

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/057 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* OUR SEASON 5 SPONSOR: Skill Trek! 

— A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this season!!

— Teaching basic life skills to your kids and teens has never been easier!

Get 15% off annual memberships when using coupon code CLOVER15 (Coupon expires on June 30).

 

 

* LAST FEW DAYS TO SIGN-UP FOR OUR GIVEAWAY!

— Be sure to sign-up for the Season 4 Giveaway we have going on until Sunday, May 13th at 8pm PST!! Lots of great books from our Season 4 guests!

— Sign up at KristiClover.com/giveaway

 

*CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!”

It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! There are more video interviews coming soon!

…Just released: An interview with Pam Barnhill! Find it at KristiClover.tv

 

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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter

 

CONNECT WITH WENDY…

As a trained actress and heartfelt Bible teacher, Wendy Speake ministers to women’s hearts through storytelling, both on page and stage. She utilizes drama, comedy, poetry, and the study of God’s Word. During her career in Hollywood, on shows such as JAG, Melrose Place, Star Trek Voyager, and Roswell, Wendy found herself longing to tell stories that edify and encourage women! She now writes stories that move readers closer to Jesus.

Wendy Speake blogs about faith and family, motherhood and marriage, at WendySpeake.com. She resides in sunny San Diego with her handsome husband and their three ruddy boys.

You can check out Wendy's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit his site as well at www.WendySpeake.com.

 

CONNECT WITH AMBER…

A former high school English teacher, Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom of four little boys under the age of ten. She and her husband, Guy, own Storehouse Media Group, a faith and family-friendly TV and Film production company in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not building sand castles with her boys on the beach, or searching for Nerf darts all over her house, you can find Amber writing to encourage families on her blog at Mother of Knights (www.motherofknights.com).

You can check out Amber's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit his site as well at www.motherofknights.com.

 

 

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May 4, 2018

Episode #056 Craig Johnson

How to be a Champion in the Lives of Special Needs Kids 

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/056 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: SKILL TREK!

— Teaching basic life skills to your kids and teens has never been easier!

Get 15% off annual memberships when using coupon code CLOVER15 (Coupon expires on June 30).

 

*SIGN-UP FOR OUR SPECIAL GIVEAWAY!*

We are giving away books from our Season 4 guests! There are tons of ways to get extra entries! Be sure to check it out today! 

KristiClover.com/giveaway

 

*CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!”

It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! There are more video interviews coming soon!

…Releasing next: An interview with Pam Barnhill! Find it at KristiClover.tv

 

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LINKS TO OTHER THINGS MENTIONED…
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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter

 

CONNECT WITH CRAIG…

Pastor Craig Johnson is currently the Director of Ministries at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. He oversees all pastoral ministries and staff and travels throughout the year, speaking to organizations about the reality of special needs families and the hope God has for them. In 2009, Craig launched the Champions Club, a state of the art facility for special needs kids that features a physical therapy room, spiritual therapy room, sensory room, and an educational room. He is the co-creator of Champions Curriculum for special needs families and is the author of the book Lead Vertically. As an enthusiastic advocate for special needs children, Craig firmly believes the best is yet to come. Craig is married to Samantha and they have three children: Cory, Courtney, and Connor.

You can check out Craig's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit his site as well at www.championsclub.org.

 

 

**This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions.

Mar 30, 2018

Episode #055 Shaunti Feldhahn: How to Find Rest in a Busy World

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/055 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish 

— Be sure to check out all their amazingly delicious meals at PeachDish.com. You can get $15 OFF your first order by using the coupon code: SIMPLYJOYFUL

 

*CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!”

It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! There are more video interviews coming soon!

 

BOOKS & POSTS MENTIONED…

 

LINKS TO OTHER THINGS MENTIONED…
(See more details on the SHOW NOTES!)

 

I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter

 

CONNECT WITH SHAUNTI…

Shaunti Feldhahn received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social researcher and best-selling author. Today, she applies her analytical skills to investigating eye-opening, life-changing truths about relationships, both at home and in the workplace. Her groundbreaking research-based books, such as For Women Only, have sold more than 2 million copies in 24 languages and are widely read in homes, counseling centers, and corporations worldwide.

Where the “Only” series revealed the often-unseen needs of men and women, her books The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages and The Good News About Marriage, investigate the process of what makes great relationships and debunk discouraging myths about marriage and divorce.  Her latest book The Kindness Challenge: Thirty Days to Improve Any Relationship outlines three very simple steps that transform even the most challenging interactions – and is sparking a movement of kindness across the country.

Shaunti’s findings have been featured in media as diverse as The Today Show and Focus on the Family, The New York Times and iMom. Shaunti lives in Atlanta with her husband, Jeff, their two teenage children, and two cats who think they are dogs.

You can check out Shaunti's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.Shaunti.com.

 

**This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions.

Mar 23, 2018

Episode #054 with Sarah Mackenzie : The Power of Being a Read Aloud Family

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/054 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish 

— Be sure to check out all their amazingly delicious meals at PeachDish.com. You can get $15 OFF your first order by using the coupon code: SIMPLYJOYFUL

 

 

*CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!”

It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! There are more video interviews coming soon!

 

BOOKS & POSTS MENTIONED…

 

LINKS TO OTHER THINGS MENTIONED…
(See more details on the SHOW NOTES!)

 

I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter

 

 

CONNECT WITH SARAH…

Sarah Mackenzie is an author, speaker, and podcast host. On the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, she helps parents all over the world make meaningful connections with their kids through books. She lives in the Northwest with her husband, Andrew, homeschools their six kids, and loves making sure her family is well-stocked in the best books she can find.

You can check out Sarah's book HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.readaloudrevival.com.

 

 

**This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions.

Mar 16, 2018

Episode #053 with Priscilla Shirer : A Story of Redemption and Forgiveness on the Silver Screen

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/053 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish 

— Be sure to check out all their amazingly delicious meals at PeachDish.com. You can get $15 OFF your first order by using the coupon code: SIMPLYJOYFUL

 

 

*CHECK OUT OUR NEW “SIMPLY JOYFUL TV!”

It’s the video edition of the podcast! I had the honor of interviewing Jon Erwin, the director of the new movie I Can Only Imagine and Moms Night Out. You can watch it HERE! There are more video interviews coming soon!

 

BOOKS & POSTS MENTIONED…

 

LINKS TO OTHER THINGS MENTIONED…
(See more details on the SHOW NOTES!)

 

I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter

 

CONNECT WITH PRISCILLA…

Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her books and Bible studies. She and her husband Jerry lead Going Beyond Ministries, through which they provide spiritual support and resources to the body of Christ. Between writing and studying, Priscilla can usually be found at home cleaning up after (and trying to satisfy the appetites of) her three rapidly growing boys. Priscilla played Elizabeth in the powerful movie War Room.

You can check out Priscilla's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.goingbeyond.com.

 

 

**This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions.

Mar 9, 2018

Episode #052 with Dana White

Decluttering Advice that Will Work for Every Family

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/052 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish 

— Be sure to check out all their amazingly delicious meals at PeachDish.com. You can get $15 OFF your first order by using the coupon code: SIMPLYJOYFUL

 

BOOKS & POSTS MENTIONED…

 

LINKS TO OTHER THINGS MENTIONED…
(See more details on the SHOW NOTES!)

 

I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter

 

CONNECT WITH DANA…

Dana K. White, creator of A Slob Comes Clean blog and author of How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind, is a busy mom, successful blogger and flourishing author, so she is quite familiar with what feels like the impossible – a clean, simplified, highly functioning home.

You can check out Dana's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.aslobcomesclean.com.

 

**This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions.

Feb 23, 2018

Episode #051 with Emily Ley

Amazing Tips to Help You Simplify Your Life

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/051 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish 

— Be sure to check out all their amazingly delicious meals at PeachDish.com. You can get $15 OFF your first order by using the coupon code: SIMPLYJOYFUL

 

BOOKS & POSTS MENTIONED…

 

LINKS TO OTHER THINGS MENTIONED…
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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

 

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

My Website | Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter

 

CONNECT WITH EMILY…

Emily Ley is the creator of the Simplified Planner® – an agenda for what matters most. Raised in Pensacola, Florida, Emily graduated from the University of West Florida with degrees in English and Public Administration, then went on to become the Executive Director of the city ballet. From there, she worked in nonprofit management and public relations before launching her brand in 2008. Following the success found at its online home — EmilyLey.com, Emily Ley quickly grew to be carried in over 750 retail outlets across the United States and around the world. In late 2016, however, Emily’s team decided to simplify and get back to what they loved most: creating community around their online shop – decreasing their retail partners from 750 to 5. Emily has been featured in ForbesFamily Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and HGTV.com. She has been recognized with numerous awards, including Best New Product at the National Stationery Show as well as Top 10 Designers to Watch by Stationery Trends Magazine. Emily is the author of Grace, Not perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Chasing Joy, and released A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living, in November 2017. It appeared on USA Today and The Washington Post’s list of best-sellers. Now as an author, businesswoman, wife, and mama to three, Emily enjoys Friday pizza parties on the living room floor, searching for the world’s best queso with her husband, Bryan, and making memories to savor with her toddler twins (Caroline + Tyler) and first-grader (Brady).

You can check out Emily's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.emilyley.com.

 

 

**This post may contain a few affiliate links, both Amazon & others. Please see my disclosure page if you have any questions.

Feb 16, 2018

Episode #050 with Kristi Clover

Productivity Hacks  for Busy Moms

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/050 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish 

*Be sure to check out all their amazingly delicious meals at PeachDish.com. You can get $15 OFF your first order by using the coupon code: SIMPLYJOYFUL

 

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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!

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Feb 8, 2018

Episode #049 with Renee Carlson

The Importance of Scripture Memorization

 

** Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/049 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

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Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

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CONNECT WITH RENEE…well, her kids!

Renee Carlson is joyfully married to Erik Carlson and blessed mother of three treasures from heaven. In 2011, she retired from fifteen years of hairstyling to be home full time and accept the call to homeschool. She loves growing in her relationship with God, spending time with her family, and encouraging other moms in their walk with the Lord..

You can check out Renee’s kids’ YouTube channels here:

Chris’s Creative Warehouse: HERE!!
Alinkaloo Crafts: HERE!!

 

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Feb 2, 2018

Episode #048 with Jessica Kastner: The Good, the Bad, & the Crazy Side of Motherhood

 

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Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

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CONNECT WITH JESSICA…

Jessica Kastner is an award-winning journalist and a contributor for Beliefnet.com, Huffington Post’s Christianity blog, and CBN.com. As Connecticut’s coordinator for Straight Ahead Ministries, she shares God’s message of hope by leading Bible studies in juvenile detention centers. When she’s not on the trampoline with her three boys in her hometown of Southington, Connecticut. She joins us on The Simply Joyful Podcast today to chat about her new book Hiding From the Kids in My Prayer Closet: Finding Grace and Laughter when Motherhood Gets Real.

You can check out Jessica's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.jessicakastner.com.

 

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Jan 26, 2018

Episode #047 with Jamie Ivey

The Importance of Being Real & Sharing Our God Story

 

 

 

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VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY!

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Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

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CONNECT WITH JAMIE…

“The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey believes we are all on this journey of life together and we need each other to get to the end. Through her blog and podcast,” she uses a raw and intimate approach to connect with her audience. Jamie's prayer and hope is for God to use her words to encourage and show others that they are not alone, while constantly pointing them to Jesus. She is the mother to four kids and wife to Aaron. Jamie loves reading, date nights, Mexican food, and traveling the world with her family.

You can check out Jamie's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.jamieivey.com.

 

 

 

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Jan 19, 2018

Episode #046 with Kat Lee

-- How to Create a Better Morning Routine!

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/046 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish 

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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

I'd love to connect with you more online! Be sure to follow me on social media and see what we're up to. 

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CONNECT WITH KAT…

Kat Lee is passionate about teaching others how to jumpstart each day with a grace-filled, life-giving morning routine. She is a writer, speaker, podcaster, and founder of HelloMornings.org. She and her husband, Jimmy, live in Waco, Texas with their three children.

You can check out Kat's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.hellomornings.org.

 

 

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Jan 12, 2018

Episode #045 with Michele Cushatt
Encouragement for When You Feel Like You’re Not Enough

 

* Head to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/045 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish 

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Final Days of the “Simply Joyful Podcast Season 3 Giveaway!”
…it ends this Sunday, January 14th

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Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

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CONNECT WITH THE MICHELE…

A storyteller at heart, Michele Cushatt inspires audiences with the warmth of her transparency and presence. Her unique style makes you feel like you just spent an afternoon with a good friend, sparking tears one moment and laughter the next. A three-time cancer survivor who experienced extreme suffering, she’s unafraid to disclose her struggles and questions, so you know you’re not alone in yours.

Michele and her husband, Troy, live in Colorado with their six children, ages 10 to 25. She enjoys a good novel, a long walk, and a kitchen table filled with people.

And donuts. Lots of donuts.

You can check out Michele's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.michelecushatt.com.

 

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Jan 5, 2018

Episode #044 with Crystal Paine
Living with Intention in the New Year

* Head over to SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com or KristiClover.com/044 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

Happy New Year!

Special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this season: PeachDish 

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Welcome to Season 4 of the Simply Joyful Podcast…
…which means we’re doing a HUGE GIVEAWAY from Season 3!

We have 16 books and gifts that we're giving away this week!!

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Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

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CONNECT WITH THE CRYSTAL…

Crystal Paine is a child of God, wife, homeschool mom of three, businesswoman, author, and speaker. In 2007, she founded MoneySavingMom.com, a site that has grown to be one of the most popular blogs on the web, currently averaging close to two million readers per month. Her mission is to challenge women to manage their time and resources wisely and live life on purpose.

You can check out Crystal's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.moneysavingmom.com.

 

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Dec 11, 2017

Episode #043 with Alexandra Kuykendall
Contentment at Christmas: Letting Go of Our Holiday Expectations

 

 

Merry Christmas!

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Okay! Now onto this week's encouraging episode!

Today is all things Christmas! Alexandra Kuykendall is my guest on the show today and we're going to be talking a lot about Christmas —  including an experiment that she did in her home last Christmas. It was really interesting! She wrote a book all about it called Loving My Actual Christmas. Can I hear a little”Amen” out there? Too many times we look on social media and we start thinking, "Oh I wish we did this or that," when we really need to slow down and just enjoy this season for what it is. Even if you don't get to all the traditions that you want to, take time to savor this Christmas! I want to help you to give yourself permission this season to slow down. To pick one or two things, with your family, and enjoy this Christmas fully!

I can't wait for you to hear this episode with Alexandra—and Merry Christmas! 

 

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Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

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CONNECT WITH THE ALEXANDRA…

Alexandra Kuykendall is the author of Loving My Actual Life and The Artist's Daughter, and the cohost The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast. A popular writer and speaker for moms around the country, she is a regular contributor to MOPS International's blog, conference, and curriculum. Alexandra has been featured on Good Morning America and Focus on the Family's daily broadcast. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Derek, and their four daughters.

You can check out Alex's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.alexandrakuykendall.com.

 

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Dec 4, 2017

Episode #042 with Kim Fredrickson
Parenting with Compassion — & Leaving a Legacy

 

 

Merry Christmas!...

...& a special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish 

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Okay! Now onto this week's encouraging episode!

Today’s episode is extra special to me. I got to know Kim Fredrickson many years ago. Kim is one of the licensed therapists who taught a marriage class at our church in northern California. Steve and I were newly married at the time and learned so much from her. She was a real hero to me all those years ago. More recently, Kim and I reconnected through our literary agency on Facebook. 

Kim’s new bookGive Your Kids a Break, has an interesting backstory. Most people write books to share with an unknown audience. Kim began writing this intentionally for her children and for her future grandchildren. It is the outpouring of all her 30+ years as a marriage and family therapist and her own parenting experiences — all written to pass on her wisdom and passion for building family unity when she is no longer around to do so herself.

We all know our time on this earth is limited, however, Kim has an even greater sense of urgency after being diagnosed with a terminal lung disease. I’ll let her share more of that story on the show.

This is a powerful episode! We’re going to talk about parenting and leaving a legacy. We’re going to laugh and cry. Please don’t miss this one. In fact, I ask that you share this episode with as many other families as you can. I also want to ask you to pray for a miracle for Kim! There is power in prayer. God is a God who can heal…even the impossible.

So, what would you do if you were told you only had a few years to live? What kind of legacy would you try to leave behind for your family? Listen in and hear Kim’s perspective. I know that you are going to be so blessed by her words of wisdom.

 

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Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

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CONNECT WITH THE KIM…

Kim Fredrickson is a licensed marriage and family therapist of thirty-plus years. She loves to teach others about the power of self-compassion from a faith perspective. She is the author of Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend and Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children. She recently retired from her counseling practice when diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a terminal lung disease that developed as a rare complication from the chemotherapy and radiation she received for breast cancer.

After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, she decided to write this book as a way to have a positive influence in the lives of her adult children and their future grandchildren. Kim wanted to help them with the challenges of parenting when the time came. She knew she wouldn’t be around to hold her grandbabies and help her children raise them in person. Originally it was only going to be for them. As Kim wrote, she thought others might benefit as well, so decided to self-publish it.

Kim has been married to her husband, Dave for thirty-nine years and they have two grown children. Learn more and read her blog at www.kimfredrickson.com She also writes a weekly patient column for Pulmonary Fibrosis News, Just Breathe…Compassionate Help for the PF Journey. Thousands of patients and their loved ones read her column all over the world.

You can check out Kim's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.kimfredrickson.com.

 

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Dec 1, 2017

Episode #041 with Ainsley Earhardt
Experiencing Joy Through the Eyes of Our Children

 

 

Happy “A November to Remember” on the Simply Joyful Podcast!

We have 8 episodes coming up for you — and 8 amazing giveaways all from our wonderful sponsor for this month: DAYSPRING! 

This week: $50 Valued Gift Box from DaySpring, along with a special coupon code to use for your holiday shopping!

 

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… Okay! Now onto this week's encouraging episode!

Our guest today is none other than Ainsley Earhardt. I've been following Ainsley's career for a while now. She's a journalist and the co-host of Fox and Friends on the National Fox News Network. I remember watching Ainsley years ago when she was still very new to Fox News. One thing that I always remembered and that stood out to me was that she was so genuine. I am so thrilled to have her on the podcast today! She has quite a God-story that I cannot wait for you to hear.

Ainsley shares the story about her journey into motherhood. The majority of my listeners are moms and everyone will probably agree that motherhood is not always easy. But many of us tend to forget that the journey into motherhood can be equally as difficult.

I can't wait for you to listen in to my conversation with Ainsley and hear the story behind her new book Through Your Eyes

 

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Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

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CONNECT WITH THE AINSLEY…

Ainsley Earhardt is a journalist who is the co-host of FOX and Friends. Earhardt is an anchor and correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Earhardt also reports for FOX’s The Sean Hannity Show with her own segment called “Ainsley Across America.” She was the former co-host for Fox & Friends First and has also co-hosted FOX and Friends Weekend, FOX’s All-American New Year’s Eve, America’s News Headquarters, been a panelist on The Live Desk and appeared on Greg Gutfeld’s Red Eye.

You can check out Ainsley Earhardt HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit the site as well at www.ainsleyearhardtbooks.com/.

 

 

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Nov 30, 2017

Episode #040 with Nichole Nordeman
Enjoying the Everyday Moments of Motherhood

 

 

Happy “A November to Remember” on the Simply Joyful Podcast!

We have 8 episodes coming up for you — and 8 amazing giveaways all from our wonderful sponsor for this month: DAYSPRING! 

This week: $50 Valued Gift Box from DaySpring, along with a special coupon code to use for your holiday shopping!

 

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… Okay! Now onto this week's encouraging episode!

I am ridiculously excited about today's guest, Nichole Nordeman! I have been a huge fan of Nichole for as long as she has been making music. She is a Christian recording artist, songwriter, has had several number one and top ten singles — and she's won nine Dove awards!

Nichole's talent at songwriting has long impressed me. Her lyrics always touch my heart in a special way. It makes sense that her new book, Slow Down, is so wonderfully written. Now, if only the audio version was of her singing it. Ha!

Her book is filled with real-life motherhood. I love the stories she shares within the pages and the perspective she has now that her kids are a bit older. One interesting thing she did was to have guests write sweet, little blurbs about motherhood. I think I’m going to make this book my new baby shower gift for new moms. It’s so great.

It was fun to chat about her background, how she got started, and what’s happening in her life today. Such a special episode to get to record! I had so much fun getting to know Nichole.

I'm really excited for you guys to listen in to my conversation with Nichole! 

 

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Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

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CONNECT WITH THE NICHOLE…

Nichole Nordeman is a recording artist and songwriter for Sparrow Records/Capitol Christian Music Group, with numerous number-one and top ten singles to her credit and cumulative CD sales over one million. A two-time Gospel Music Association winner for Female Vocalist of the Year, she has won a total of nine Dove Awards, including one recently as the lyricist on the best-selling album, Music Inspired by “The Story”. She lives with her family in Tulsa, OK.

You can check out Nichole Nordeman HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit the site as well at www.nicholenordeman.com.

 

 

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Nov 29, 2017

Episode #039 with Heidi St. John
The Importance of Leaning on God to Become MomStrong

 

 

Happy “A November to Remember” on the Simply Joyful Podcast!

We have 8 episodes coming up for you — and 8 amazing giveaways all from our wonderful sponsor for this month: DAYSPRING! 

This week: $50 Valued Gift Box from DaySpring, along with a special coupon code to use for your holiday shopping!

 

**Sign up for this week’s giveaway HERE!**

 

… Okay! Now onto this week's encouraging episode!

I always love the opportunity to talk with Heidi St. John. She is so encouraging and inspirational...and downright funny! She has a knack for helping moms to see that the messiness of motherhood is NORMAL! We're not alone. Sometimes we forget to find the humor in the hard days.

I'm really excited about Heidi's new book, Becoming Mom Strong: How to Fight with All That's in You for Your Family and Your Faith! This book is not only laced with her humor and wit, but the stories she shares are so real. I laughed my way through this book—because it's real life. Mom life is often filled with so many hilarious moments. (If you can't laugh at it, you'll just end up crying in the corner).

It is crazy to think about what our kids are going up against these days in this culture. Heidi’s new book is a challenge to moms to rise up and be strong their faith — to be strong in their example to their kids and embrace motherhood.

I can't wait to have you listen in to my conversation with Heidi.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

 

CONNECT WITH THE HEIDI…

Heidi St John is a mother, a grandmother, and a wife of 25 years. She is a popular conference speaker, radio personality, author and blogger whose message of returning to God’s Word and embracing our ministry as mothers has resonated with several hundred thousand followers in social media, through books, and radio appearances. Her refreshingly transparent, vulnerable style allows her readers to identify with her and invites them to join as fellow pilgrims on a journey rather than idolizing the author as someone who has “arrived”. Her calendar regularly has her speaking across the United States over twenty times in front of audiences as large as 20,000. Heidi lives in Battle Ground, Washington with her husband and five of their seven children ranging from age kindergarten to adulthood. When she’s not writing, traveling or speaking she loves to spend time with her grandchildren.

You can check out Heidi St John HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit the site as well at www.thebusymom.com.

 

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Nov 28, 2017

Episode #038 with Anne Bogel
How Understanding Personality Changes Everything

 

 

Happy “A November to Remember” on the Simply Joyful Podcast!

We have 8 episodes coming up for you — and 8 amazing giveaways all from our wonderful sponsor for this month: DAYSPRING! 

This week: $50 Valued Gift Box from DaySpring, along with a special coupon code to use for your holiday shopping!

 

**Sign up for this week’s giveaway HERE!**

 

… Okay! Now onto this week's encouraging episode!

Many of you probably know Anne Bogel from her very popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy. She's also the host of the podcast What Should I Read Next?, but her new book, Reading People, literally changed everything for me. I love this book. I've read several sections of her book several times since doing this episode. It really helped me understand myself better — and my kids! It unlocked the mystery of why we are the way we are.

I was blown away by her book. All of the personality tests out there have always confused me. Anne's book really dumbed it down for me. Ha! It’s a very simplistic and straightforward way of looking at personality types. She does a great job of explaining all the types and why it's important for you to understand these aspects of yourself and other people. She also goes into detail on how to take this knowledge and interact with others.

I'm so excited for you to listen in with my conversation with Anne! She is amazing.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.

Live Simply. Be Joyful.

 

LET’S CONNECT!…

 

CONNECT WITH THE ANNE…

Anne Bogel is the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next? Her popular book lists and reading guides have established Bogel as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. Bogel lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

You can check out Anne Bogel HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit the site as well at www.modernmrsdarcy.com.

 

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