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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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Dec 11, 2017

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

 

 

Merry Christmas!

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsor this month: PeachDish 

PeachDish is generously hosting a fun giveaway for us over the next two weeks:

4 Holiday Feast Kits with Brunch Casseroles!

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

 

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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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 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 

PeachDish is generously hosting a fun giveaway for us over the next two weeks:

4 Holiday Feast Kits with Brunch Casseroles!

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

 

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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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 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!

 

**Sign up for the LAST giveaway HERE!**

 

… 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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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!…

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

 

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!

 

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

 

… 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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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 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.

 

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

Nov 27, 2017

Episode #037 with Candace Payne
Embracing Life with Defiant Joy

 

 

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!

We are kicking off our week of awesomeness with a very special guest. Known to most people as the “Chewbacca mom,” I have Candace Payne on the show today! If you have been on any social media at any point, you've probably seen the viral video on Facebook Live of her trying on a Chewbacca mask. Her laughter was contagious, and it took the world by storm.

Candace's video is so great because it's a mom who was having a fun little moment and laughs hysterically. Have you ever had one of those moments where you just can't stop yourself from laughing? What's fun is she has a new book out called Laugh it Up. There is so much more to Candace than just a Chewbacca mask. She is the real deal and such a joy. Her book is all about embracing freedom and experiencing defiant joy.

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

 

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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 CANDACE…

Candace Payne is a viral sensation whose Facebook Live video of trying on a Chewbacca Mask became the most-viewed Facebook Live video to date (165+ million views). She has been featured in more than 3,000 media outlets and has interviewed with major media such as “Good Morning America,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” The New York Times, PEOPLE and Cosmopolitan. Candace recently launched a video series with TLCme and her first book will release in the fall of 2017. Candace lives in Texas with her husband, two children, and ornery pug.

You can check out Candace Payne HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit the site as well at www.candacepayne.me.

 

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Nov 20, 2017

Episode #036 with Josh & Lindsey Helms
A Christian Twist on a Fun Christmas Tradition

**Head to KristiClover.com/036 or SimplyJoyfulPodcast.com to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!**

 

 

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!

Today you’re in for a treat. We’re going to be chatting with the creators of Shepherd on the Search—Josh and Lindsey Helms! We talk all about changing up some Christmas traditions to bring in more of our faith.

Shepherd on the Search is an alternative to the Elf on the Shelf. It’s perfect for helping your child connect with the real meaning of Christmas. What’s super fun about this week’s episode is that we are chatting with the creators, and they get to share all the fun ways that they have used their cute little Shepherd over the years.

What I love about the Helms’ story is they were just two young parents that were looking for a way to teach their kids about Christ and Christmas and they developed this cool product.

It was so much fun to get to virtually meet Josh and Lindsey and I know that you are just going to love them and this episode! 

 

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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 JOSH & LINDSEY HELMS…

Josh and Lindsey Helms live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their young son and daughter. They created the The Shepherd on the Search Advent Activity Set to help families, like their own, keep kids excited about the Christmas season while focusing on the birth of our Lord and Savior. You can check out more Shepherd on the Search products HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit their site as well at www.shepherdonthesearch.com.

 

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Nov 13, 2017

Episode #035 with Chelsea Crockett
Standing Firm in Your Faith Despite Opposition

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/035 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

Don’t miss all the fun going on this November!

We have such a great line up for you this November! We are calling it:

“A November to Remember”

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’m super excited to introduce my special guest today—Chelsea Crockett. You may not be familiar with Chelsea Crockett, but your daughter may be! She is a YouTube superstar. She has over 1.5 million fans on YouTube. That is spectacular, and she is a big-time Christian influencer. I am so excited about her new book, Your Own Beautiful. In fact, Sadie Robertson, who has a line at Dayspring (our November to Remember sponsor), wrote the forward!

Chelsea was such a delight to talk to! Talk about a new generation of Christian women standing up for their faith! I don’t know if you are familiar with social media, but YouTube does not have great filters, and there are horrible comments that come up. Chelsea has done a remarkable job dealing with opposition as she shares her faith very publically on YouTube. We get into that more in the podcast.

We’ve had guests on the show in the past who have talked about raising strong men, but I wanted to make sure we also talk about raising strong women. I know you are going to enjoy her fresh perspective.

Your Own Beautiful is a book that if you have a young woman in your life—daughter, niece, or even just a close friend's daughter—you’ll want to get it in their hands. It is such a great encouragement for them, and Chelsea is a great role model! I was even encouraged by the book! I hope you will check it out!

It was so much fun chatting with Chelsea—I hope you'll share this episode with your friends who are raising daughters! I hope you (and they) will be so encouraged!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Chelsea says she loves to make lists. She makes a list every day, and then she prioritizes her list. She also uses Siri on her iPhone for reminders. Be sure to listen in to hear more on this.

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

 

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**Please tell me about your Simply Joyful Podcast moment! I love to hear when and where you listen to the podcast!**

 

JOIN THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST MEMBERSHIP SITE!

So many amazing bonuses there -- & more coming!

I've been working on a really fun membership site! It will have exclusive content and videos. We’re going to have members-only discounts on courses — including my new course coming out in late November. There will be extra interviews, downloads, and behind-the-scenes of the podcast. We will also have bonus episodes! Episodes only available for the members! Plus, we will have a members-only forum.

* Head over to KristiClover.com/Membership to get more information!

I can't wait for you to join me there!

 

...& Don't Forget to Grab Your Mug!

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 CHELSEA CROCKETT…

Social media sensation Chelsea Crockett made her debut on YouTube as BeautyLiciousInsider in 2011, and has since gone on to become a role model for millions of teens around the globe. Her channel features makeup tutorials, life advice videos, and everything in between, including messages about Chelsea’s faith. Chelsea has appeared in SeventeenTeen Vogue, and Trend Magazine, among others, and her website, ChelseaCrockett.com, is home to thousands of beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and advice posts. Chelsea’s greatest passion is connecting with her fans and subscribers and using her voice to make a positive impact on viewers across the world.

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Nov 6, 2017

Episode #034 with Jess Connolly

The Balance Between Pursuing Holiness and Resting in Grace

 

 

Don’t miss all the fun going on this November!

We have such a great line up for you this November! We are calling it:

“A November to Remember”

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

 

This week: $50 Gift Certificate to shop at DaySpring!

**Sign up for this week’s giveaway HERE!**
-More details on that page.

 

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

I’m super excited to have Jess Connolly on the show this week! She has a new book out, Dance Stand Run, but you may know her from her last great book that she co-authored called Wild and Free. When I first heard the title of Jess's new book, I wasn’t sure what to expect — but, WOW! was I was blown away! She talks about the balance of pursuing holiness and resting in grace. It is such an important message for us today. It’s so easy to not give ourselves enough grace when we mess up. Yet, on the flip side, we can also almost abuse grace and not learn (and change) from our mistakes. Jess so beautifully encourages us on how to dance in the grace that we’ve been given, how to stand in our holiness, and how to run on the mission that God calls us too.

 

I was just so thrilled to talk to Jess about her new book, and I cannot wait for you to listen in. I hope you will be so encouraged!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Jess says she's a big believer in creating quiet in her life. Be sure to listen in to hear more on this.

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

***Head over to the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

BOOKS MENTIONED…

 

**Please tell me about your Simply Joyful Podcast moment! I love to hear when and where you listen to the podcast!**

 

JOIN THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST MEMBERSHIP SITE!

So many amazing bonuses there!

I've been working on a really fun membership site! It will have exclusive content and videos. We’re going to have members-only discounts on courses — including my new course coming out in late November. There will be extra interviews, downloads, and behind-the-scenes of the podcast. We will also have bonus episodes! Episodes only available for the members! Plus, we will have a members-only forum. Head over to KristiClover.com/Membership to get more information!

I can't wait for you to join me there!

 

...& Don't Forget to Grab Your Mug!

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

 

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 JESS CONNOLLY…

Jess Connolly is a gal who wants to leave her world more in awe of God than she found it. She’s the founder of All Good Things Collective, the co-founder of The Influence Network, and she is passionate about using her words to point women to Jesus through writing and speaking. She is the author of Dance, Stand, Run (October 2017) and the coauthor of the bestseller Wild and Free (May 2016). She and her husband planted Gospel Community, a church in Charleston, SC where they live with their four wild kids and their sweet dog.

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

 

 

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Oct 30, 2017

Episode #033 with Tara McClary Reeves

Honoring the Heroes in Our Lives

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/033 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

I’m so excited to introduce you to my new friend Tara McClary Reeves. Many times an interview will get going and I’ll end up ditching my notes and just chatting with my guest—and that’s exactly what happened in this interview. And oh my goodness did we talk! We covered just about every topic! We started off chatting about her brand new book, Is Your Dad a Pirate?, a children’s story based on her life story. Her father is a Vietnam vet, and this is the story of her family’s journey after he came home with a patch and an artificial arm. This book made me so misty-eyed!

Tara is so sweet and so authentic you are really truly going to love her.

Just a quick warning If you have kids in the car, or around, while you are listening to this episode, we do chat a little about why it’s important to wait for sex before marriage. We don’t go into any nitty-gritty details, but we do talk about that.

 

**Please tell me about your Simply Joyful Podcast moment! I love to hear when and where you listen to the podcast!**

 

I cannot wait for you to hear this episode!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Tara says when she is asked to volunteer to do something she doesn't say yes or no, until she has the chance to pray about it with her husband.

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

BOOKS MENTIONED…

 

 

* JOIN THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST MEMBERSHIP SITE! *

So many amazing bonuses there!

I've been working on a really fun membership site! It will have exclusive content and videos. We’re going to have members-only discounts on courses — including my new course coming out in late November. There will be extra interviews, downloads, and behind-the-scenes of the podcast. We will also have bonus episodes! Episodes only available for the members! Plus, we will have a members-only forum. Head over to KristiClover.com/Membership to get more information!

 

I can't wait for you to join me there!

 

...& Don't Forget to Grab Your Mug!

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 TARA REEVES…

Tara McClary Reeves is a passionate teacher of the joys and challenges that come from being a committed follower of Jesus Christ. She is also a wife, mother, and children’s book author.

Tara’s book, Don’t Tell That to Beasley, was released by WaterBrook Press in 2005. Her 2014 collaboration with Amanda Jenkins and B&H Kids produced The Knight and the Firefly and The Pirate and the Firefly. In August 2016, Tara's devotional for families, Point Me to Jesus, hit bookstores. This August 2017, the highly anticipated Is Your Dad a Pirate? makes its literary debut.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Oct 23, 2017

Episode #032 with Tricia Goyer
What if You Actually Do What the Bible Says?

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/032 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

I am double-y excited today to have my friend Tricia Goyer back on the podcast! As many of you know, Tricia and I wrote a book together—Homeschool Basics. It will officially be launching in January, but it is available now at kristiclover.com/homeschoolbasics and on Amazon.

Tricia and I have been getting to know each other over the two years that we wrote Homeschool Basics. It's been such a joy to get to know her and her sweet family. I had the opportunity to stay with Tricia back in March, and it was so much fun! I got to meet her family, her grandma who lives with them, her husband, and many of her church friends. Can I just tell you that this woman really walks it out—which is the name of her new book! I’m so excited for this book I can’t even tell you. You have probably seen a lot about Walk it Out either on social media or on other podcasts, but I tell you this is the book that when I met Tricia I wanted her to write. And if you’re new to the podcast, make sure that you check out episode number two where I ask Tricia so many questions about how she’s walking it out and keeping God’s word in her life.

Since I know this woman, we really get into the nitty-gritty in this interview. I just know you are going to love this episode. It's all about how God doesn’t want us to just be hearers of the Word, but He wants us to be doers of the Word.

I cannot wait for you to hear this episode!

 

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

You guys are in for a treat! Tricia gives so much good advice on simplifying your life. One thing she said that is really simplifying their life is, she and her husband don't allow their kids to do too many extracurricular activities. Another is that she simplifies her homeschool by using the crate system in my Ultimate Homeschool Organization course—what an honor!

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

BOOKS MENTIONED…

 

JOIN THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST MEMBERSHIP SITE!

So many amazing bonuses there!

 

I've been working on a really fun membership site! It will have exclusive content and videos. We’re going to have members-only discounts on courses — including my new course coming out in late November. There will be extra interviews, downloads, and behind-the-scenes of the podcast. We will also have bonus episodes! Episodes only available for the members! Plus, we will have a members-only forum. Head over to KristiClover.com/Membership to get more information!

I can't wait for you to join me there!

 

...& Don't Forget to Grab Your Mug!

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 TRICIA GOYER…

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of ten, grandmother of two, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. Her most recent book is Walk It Out: The Radical Result Of Living God's Word One Step at a Time. In addition to her roles as mom, wife, and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR.

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

 

 

 

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

Oct 16, 2017

Episode #031 with Rachel Swanson

Faith Over Fear: Overcoming Anxiety

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/031 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

Today on the podcast, I am so excited to have my friend, Rachel Swanson, with me. We're chatting about overcoming anxiety and how understanding God's character can help you to overcome it. As moms I know that it's very common to struggle with fear. With all the bad things going on in the world, it’s too easy to let that fear creep in—I know it is for me. With shootings, hurricanes, and natural disasters going on, my first response after getting the tragic news is to put myself in their shoes and wonder what I would do to protect my kids in those situations. Then I worry and worry! Sometimes there is no good answer, but that's usually when the fear kicks in. The reality is that I know I have to trust God and really put my trust in Him. So, that’s what the heart of our talk about is today — you're going to love it!

Rachel’s new book is unique. It is a devotional coloring book called Big and Little Coloring Devotional. It’s really cool. My girls and I have really been enjoying it. Each page has a little devotional — one for mom (or dad) and one for your child. My only dilemma is that I’m trying to color with BOTH my girls.

I cannot wait for you to hear this episode!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

I'm so excited for you to listen to this episode and hear how God restored joy to Rachel's life after a really hard season. 

  

 

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED…

 

 

HELP SUPPORT THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 ***I have a NEW MEMBERSHIP SITE!! ***

Head over to KristiClover.com/membership to check out all the exciting things I have over there for you -- with lots more coming!

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 RACHEL SWANSON…

Rachel Swanson is a dental hygienist turned author, speaker, and accredited christian life coach helping women discover their unique purpose and pursue their dreams. She inspires others by sharing personal real life refining moments with relatable truths on her blog, social media pages, in-person speaking events, and through her high-level online coaching program.

Rachel is married to her husband Jeff of 10 years. They have three children: identical twin boys (Gavin and Rylan) and 19 months later a baby girl (Aria). They reside in a wannabe country town in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California.

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

 

 

 

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

Oct 10, 2017

Episode #030 with Ruth Simons

Discovering God’s Grace Through the Seasons

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/030 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

This episode is going to be so fun! Today on the episode we have Ruth Simons—the woman behind Gracelaced. She has a very large Instagram following and is best known for her artwork. I have been so blessed going through her new book Gracelaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart. When I first got it, I really didn’t want to use it because it was so stunning. But when I started going through the devotional, I was blown away. Not only is she an amazing artist, she’s a spectacular writer! What makes this devotional so special is the gorgeous artwork on the pages. There really is something about beauty that is so inspiring — and makes you want to get into the Word.

If you are not familiar with Gracelaced or Ruth, she is an artist, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker. As the creator of the popular GraceLaced online shop, blog, and Instagram community, she shares scriptural truths daily through her hand-painted artwork and words. Ruth and her husband, Troy, live in New Mexico and are grateful parents to six sons—their greatest adventure.

If you are a fan of Gracelaced, you are going to go wild about this episode! We chat a lot about behind the scenes of Gracelaced, how she got started, and what God did that brought around this ministry and business.

Get ready for a really encouraging interview with Ruth Simons!

 

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Schedule nothing. Make time on your schedule where there is nothing planned—I promise that it will be filled with the right things.

 

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

BOOKS MENTIONED…

 

 

 

HELP SUPPORT THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

 

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 RUTH SIMONS…

Be sure to connect with Ruth on her site, GraceLaced — & check out all her amazing artwork there, too! You’ll love it. Don’t miss her on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

 

 

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

Oct 2, 2017

Episode #029 with Katie Davis Major

Daring to Hope in the Face of Adversity

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/029 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

I’m so excited to have this week’s special guest, Katie Davis Majors. Most of you are familiar with Katie by her maiden name, Katie Davis — the New York Times bestselling author of Kisses from Katie. Her new book, Daring to Hope, is amazing. Katie truly is a gifted writer. For those of you who are not familiar with Katie, she actually moved to Uganda over a decade ago, with no idea that it would be the place that God would call her to build her home and her family. Today, she is the wife of Benji and mom to her fourteen favorite people. Katie and her family invest their lives pouring into the people of Uganda through education, medical care and spiritual discipleship. She is also the founded of Amazima Ministries—an organization that cares for the vulnerable children and families of Uganda. They have also recently just opened a new school (which she will talk about in today’s episode).

Her first book really inspired us to take a look at our lives and how we are living out the call that God is putting on our hearts. For her that calling was in Uganda. At a very young age she was fostering and adopting children—we’ll get to all of that in this amazing interview. What is interesting that is in the time span from book one to book two, God brought about quite a few tragedies in her life. Her new book really talks through, as it mentions in the title, daring to hope. She talks about how she really questioned God in these really hard times in her life. What I love is she doesn’t simply leave us with “there were hard times and God was there,” she talks about the beautiful intimacy and the character of God that she got to see through these hard times.

 

I cannot wait for you to hear this episode!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Katie says her favorite way to keep things simple is to get rid of unnecessary stuff. She also shares about how she believes it's important to make life more about relationships. Don’t worry about if your house is perfect before you have guests over or don’t worry about cooking elaborate meals. All those things can be beautiful and God-ordained, but it can also be a hindrance. God chose relationship every time.

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED…

 

 

HELP SUPPORT THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 KATIE DAVIS MAJORS…

Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda over a decade ago with no idea that this would be the place that God chose to build her home and her family. Today, she is a wife to Benji and mama to her fourteen favorite people. Katie and her family invest their lives in empowering the people of Uganda with education, medical care, and spiritual discipleship. She is also the founder of Amazima Ministries, an organization that cares for vulnerable children and families in Uganda and the author of the New York Times bestseller Kisses from Katie.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Sep 25, 2017

Episode #028 with Heather MacFadyen

Learning How to Remain a God-Centered Mom

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/028 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

* Check out this week’s wonderful sponsor:

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Have you heard of Heather MacFadyen from the God-Centered Mom Podcast? I hope you have! Today we’re going to be talking about how to remain a God-centered mom—which is the heart of Heather’s podcast. She is going to share her favorite tips that she’s received from guests on her podcast. She’s also going to rock your world with some of her morning tips—and lots of resources as well!

Let’s face it, the most important part of being a God-centered mom is getting yourself in the Word of God.But that’s often really challenging for moms! It's hard to get away. We have demands piling up on us, sometimes before we even plan to get up in the mornings.

Many of you have already received a copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms. {For those of you who haven't, it's a gift that I offer HERE.} One of my “sanity saver” tips in the book for finding time to get in the Word is to not feel guilty about putting a show on for your kids to watch, so you can sneak away with your Bible for a bit. There are so many really amazing Christian shows that you can put on for your kids, so you are both growing in the Lord at the same time.

I'm excited to share with you that our sponsor for this episode just so happens to be JellyTelly!  Their company is so amazing! I share some of my favorite shows below and on the podcast. JellyTelly has some amazing Christian programming to entertain your kids while you pull away to be with the Lord…or sit with them and watch, too. {Don’t forget to use the code SIMPLYJOYFUL to get some awesome freebies! — more below}

 You are going to be so blessed by this episode!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Do you have children who have school uniforms? Keep everything—socks, shoes, shirts, etc—together in one place. Heather says they keep theirs together downstairs. That way if it's time to walk out the door and someone needs to put shoes on but doesn’t have socks, they don’t have to run back to grab socks. Everything is all together.

Morning Habit: Have a spot where all your stuff is so you don’t have to think about finding it in the morning.

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED…

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS AGAIN TO THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR:

JELLYTELLY!

 

Use "SIMPLYJOYFUL" (in all caps) to get a FREE WEEK of JellyTelly + 10 Page Jesus Coloring Book Download!!

Yay! I'm so thrilled to be able to introduce you to JellyTelly! I'm a HUGE fan of their programming! JellyTelly is the only streaming video app designed specifically for kids where God is real and His Word is true. As a mom, I want my kids to enjoy shows and movies, but I also want those things to point them to Jesus!  Which is why I’m excited to tell you about JellyTelly.

What is JellyTelly? You may not have heard about JellyTelly, but you've probably heard about Veggie Tales and What's in the Bible. Well, Jelly Telly is co-developed with Phil Vischer, the creator of those popular programs. There are actually over 100 new and classic shows, movies, and video devotionals with your kids about God, the Bible, and faith -- all available to easily stream and watch on your TV, phone, or tablet. JellyTelly is available on the App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Amazon Fire TV, and Kindle devices.

As I mentioned in the podcast and above, I love being able to use Christian programs to sneak some time in with the Lord -- but it's also fun to watch with the kids. A few of our favorite shows: VeggieTales, Owlegories, Friends and Heroes, and What’s in the Bible?.

I hope you'll take advantage of this free special. Just signing up to try it out helps to support the Simply Joyful Podcast. So, thank you on behalf of my team -- and my family (who loves that I have a team now)!

Visit KristiClover.com/JellyTelly today and use the coupon code SIMPLYJOYFUL -- just for The Simply Joyful Podcast listeners! -- to get a FREE 7-day trial and 10 page Jesus Coloring Pack download!

 

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 HEATHER MACFADYEN…

Heather MacFadyen has been married since the turn of the century (sounds more impressive than it is). She is the mother of four young boys (born exactly, to the day, within 6 1/2 years . . . just like she’d always planned). Heather hosts a weekly podcast (“The God-Centered Mom Podcast”)—interviewing fellow journeyers on the topic of motherhood. On social media, she chronicles the colorful chaos of “relentlessly replacing ‘me’ with ‘He’” — sharing the daily struggle of remaining God-centered while mothering four wild-at-heart, energetic, and often stubborn boys. Her heart is for moms to know God's great delight over them. How He sees the unseen eternal work they do every day. And to know they “Don’t Mom Alone”.

 

You can check out all of Heather's podcast episodes HERE! Be sure to visit her site as well at www.godcenteredmom.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Sep 18, 2017

Episode #027 with Kristin Schell
The Art of Practicing Hospitality

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/027 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

If you are not already familiar with Kristin and her turquoise table, after today, you are going to want to run out and check out her amazing new book The Turquoise Table. It’s about finding community and connecting with those in your community in your own front yard.

You are in for a treat today. Romans 12 is one of my favorite passages—especially verses 12-13, which talk about the “practicing hospitality.” This is what we are talking about today—hospitality. We all have a lot of gifts from the Lord. As I’ve mentioned on other episodes, I love helping people. A passion of mine to help people simplify—to know when to say “no” to the things that we can, so we can say “yes” to the things that God wants us focused on. When we start simplifying, we start seeing the joy that comes from that.

One of the major themes that you will see woven into each of these podcasts is guests who have said “yes” to God in one way or another. Even when we say “yes” to the most simple of things, God can show up and use that in a big way—just like He used the little boy with his loaves of bread and fishes. That’s exactly what we’re going to hear in this episode. How one person said yes to God in the area of hospitality.

We all have different gifts, but God tells us to practice hospitality! Today we’re going to break down the difference between hospitality and entertaining. Hospitality is opening the door. And as you will hear in this episode, Kristin says you can say “yes” to God and “yes” to hospitality and you don’t even have to open your door! That’s just one of the many things that I love about this episode—we simplify hospitality! When you think of the story of Mary and Martha, you have Martha trying to do it all—trying to be hospitable, and Mary who sitting at the feet of Jesus. That’s what I want to encourage you guys today. Sometimes we get caught up in the busyness of hospitality, and sometimes we just need to sit with the people that Jesus is bringing to us.

 

I am ultra-excited for you to listen to this episode today! I know that you are just going to love it!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

This episode is full of so many great ideas for simplifying hospitality. You aren't going to want to miss it!

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

 

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED…

 

 

 

 

HELP SUPPORT THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

 

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

 

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 KRISTIN SCHELL…

Kristin Schell is an established speaker and blogger on the subjects of food, faith, and hospitality. Passionate about community, she has served at every level, from grassroots-level work in church and local nonprofits as well our nation's capital. As founder of the Turquoise Table and Front Yard People movement, Kristin travels the country speaking at conferences and events with an encouraging word on how to open our lives and homes to others. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Tony, and their four children.

 

Kristin and the Turquoise Table have been featured in a wide variety of media outlets including the Austin-American Statesman, KEYE-TV/CBS Austin, and MOPS International.

 

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

 

 

 

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

Sep 11, 2017

Episode #026 with Erin Odom
Hope for the Financially Frustrated

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/026 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

Today we are going to be talking about a totally new topic—I don’t know why, but that makes me so excited! I’m really passionate about finances, and it’s not something I typically blog or podcast about. We’re going to be talking to Erin Odom about her new book, More than Just Making It. It is, as the tagline says, hope for the heart of the financially frustrated.

Erin actually has an amazing backstory because she grew up in the upper middle class, but was thrown into hard times with the economic crash. She’s a stay at home mom and even though she and her husband had no consumer debt, they were still struggling to make it. Erin soon found herself standing in line for food stamps and walking into bankruptcy court during the eighth month of her third pregnancy. This book is going to talk about her story, and how they got out of debt. She is the founder of The Humble Homemaker—a blog dedicated to grace-filled living and to encourage mothers in the trenches. You are going to love Erin’s southern charm and her practical content. You will feel like you have known her forever, and I know you are just going to be blessed by this episode!

I cannot wait for you to hear this episode!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Erin shares she's really bad about saying “no”, but she has learned that if she is always saying “yes” to everyone, she is saying “no” to her family. Learning how to say “no” has been huge for her.

She also shares about taking care of three daily “D’s”—Dirty clothes, unload Dishwasher, and Dinner—even if you have a meal, ask yourself “what’s for dinner” that way you can be prepared even if you are working off a meal plan.

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED…

 

 

HELP SUPPORT THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 ERIN ODOM

Erin Odom is the founder of The Humbled Homemaker, a blog dedicated to grace-filled living designed to equip and encourage mothers in the trenches. Her Southern charm and wealth of inspirational, practical content has drawn an audience of millions over the years. Erin and her husband, Will, live in the South where they raise their four children.

 

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

 

 

 

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

Sep 4, 2017

Episode #025 with Amy Roberts
Finding Joy in Loss — and Homemaking Hacks

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/025 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

I am going to be really honest with you…this interview is going to make you laugh and make you cry. Amy and I are real life friends, so we’ve talked together about her story before. She is a mom of ten kids and has some incredible tips on home management. So, I really want you to listen through to get to that segment. However, this interview has two parts. We talk about her experience losing her sweet, daughter Emily, as well as talk about her amazing advice for making.

Here on the Simply Joyful Podcast, I don’t want to ever pretend that life is always hunky-dory. It’s not. Life on this side of heaven is sometimes filled with tragedy and deep sadness. I’m pretty sure that every mother will agree that losing a child is her greatest fear. There may even be listeners who have walked this same road as Amy. To you, know I wish I could sit with you and hug you and hear your story.

I really don’t want you to miss all that God has done in Amy’s life since losing Emily. She has so much encouragement for us. We talk about fear, and about the joy that she still has.

I cannot wait for you to hear this episode–I know that you are going to be blessed!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Amy shares a simple way that she adds joy to her life, and I love her answer. It's such a great reminder to all us moms.

Slow down.

Take the time to smile at your children and look at them. Listen to what it is that they are telling you—even if it’s something that doesn’t really matter, it’s their thing. Drink that extra cup of coffee. Sit just a little bit longer with your kids.

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

 

BOOKS MENTIONED…

 

 

HELP SUPPORT THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

 

 

 

HELP GET THE WORD OUT…

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 AMY ROBERTS…

Amy Roberts of RaisingArrows.net is a Christ-follower, devoted wife, homeschooling mother of 10, blogger, conference speaker, and author. Amy inspires the hearts of weary, overwhelmed mamas across the world as she offers practical and encouraging advice to help simplify the path and enjoy the journey of homemaking, homeschooling, marriage, and mothering.

 

Be sure to visit her site as well at RaisingArrows.net.

 

 

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

Aug 28, 2017

Episode #024 with Denise Hughes

Digging Deep: How to Dive into God's Life Giving Word

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/024 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

Everyone knows that the key to a fruitful life in Christ starts with getting into the Word. However, it's really easy to stare at that big Book and not know where to start. I'm a total Bible nerd, yet, I sometimes struggle to figure out what I want to study next.

Most of you know I'm a big fan of Denise Hughes's Word Writer Bible study series. It's so perfect for busy moms! Denise and I first met two years ago at a writer's luncheon. Today, I have the privilege of "introducing" you to her. We're going to be talking about her Bible study series and her new book Deeper Waters: Immersed in Life-Changing Truths of God. Denise has such a great story to tell about how God emptied her out and filled her up again. I know you will be encouraged in your own walk with the Lord.

 I cannot wait for you to hear this episode!

 

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Denise says instead of everyone rushing around on Sunday mornings looking for where they last left their Bibles, she has a basket on their fireplace hearth that she keeps everyone's Bible—perfect for after dinner when they gather for family Bible time.

Denise is also a believer of keeping everything simple. If they don't need something, or don't use it regularly, she's more than happy to donate it.

In This Episode…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

BOOKS MENTIONED

 

More great Simply Joyful Podcast episodes that were mentioned in this episode: 

And if you are wanting some great Bible study apps, here are a few of my favorites you can download!

 

 

…Help Support the Simply Joyful Podcast!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

 

Help Get the Word Out...

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

 

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 DENISE HUGHES

As an English teacher, Denise loves the world of words, where life and literature connect, but she's most passionate about the one Book with living words—the Word of God. She's the host of the Deeper Waters Retreat, where women can gather and grow deeper in God’s Word, and she’s the author of the new Bible study series Word Writers, an inductive Bible study that guides you through individual books of the Bible, verse by verse, and then invites you to write out Scripture. Denise enjoys serving as the Editorial Coordinator at (in)courage, and she blogs at Embracing Grace and Truth, where she writes about the faith, motherhood, and writing. When she's not teaching in the classroom or at conferences, she's trying to find shade in sunny Southern California while sharing life with her husband and three kids.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Aug 21, 2017

Episode #023 with JJ Heller

The Power of Music & Storytelling: Stepping out in Faith & Trusting God!

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/023 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

Years ago the Hellers performed at my church, and when they told the stories behind their songs I just remember being memorized. It made the songs come to life! If you know me, you know one of my passions is worship music. I have been a worship leader since I was 15—that’s when I started singing. I used to be absolutely terrified. It was so hard for me to step out and sing in front of someone.

I have such a heart for worship, that I tend to think in terms of music. Music does something to us. It moves us and evokes incredible emotions. Music speaks to us. JJ and Dave’s music touch lives in ways, I know, they never expected. You are going to be blown away how God works in the lives of people who step forward in faith. If you are not familiar with her music, you are going to be addicted!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

One of the funniest things I learned in this episode was JJ's love for finding good food when she travels. Since I have had a busy year of traveling to homeschool conventions, I loved hearing how she took the time to enjoy the food from the area she was in. Now, who doesn't get a little joy from good food?

 

In This Episode…

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

SONGS Mentioned…

 

…Help Support the Simply Joyful Podcast!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

Covenant Eyes **Try it for 30 Days FREE!**

Audible **Free Download**

Amazon

 

 

Help Get the Word Out...

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 JJ Heller…

I’m JJ and I love Jesus, my husband, my two beautiful girls, dark chocolate and writing songs that remind you that YOU ARE LOVED. For over 14 years I’ve worked side-by-side with my husband and creative partner, Dave. This year we’re working together to create something beautiful and then release it into the world on the first Friday of each month.

 

Over the past several years my music made its way onto TV shows, international ads, and radio stations around the world, but more importantly, it’s kept listeners like you company in hospital rooms and war zones, in the middle of plane flights and sleepless nights, during weddings and car rides. I’m thrilled that the music I work so hard to create gets to be the soundtrack to major (and not-so-major) moments in your lives!

I never set out to be a career musician, but here I am with a heart full of gratitude and songs yet to be written. It’s my prayer that these songs will be a comforting, peaceful companion as you journey through this life. God is with you and He is for you.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Aug 14, 2017

Episode #022 with Nicole Johnson

Stepping Off the Crazy Train: Tips for Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy

 

** Head to KristiClover.com/022 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you! **

 

Life can get a little crazy at times. Sometimes seasons of “crazy” seem to keep hitting over and over again.There may never seem to be a break from the chaos. Now, I say this as a homeschooling mom of five who currently has another family of six living under her roof. If anyone gets crazy, it’s me.

Creating balance and calm in the middle of craziness is a must. It’s an art. I’ve learned to step back and say no to a lot of different things when we have busy seasons. Yet, sometimes that’s not enough.

Today I have a very special guest, Nicole Johnson. We are going to be chatting about her new book, Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy. Like so many of us, Nicole found herself in a vicious cycle of “crazy.” She shares about her turning point in her crazy life that drove her to create more calm in her life. We can’t always control the circumstances in our lives that are causing a little “crazy” in our lives, but we can find ways to create more calm right in the center of our crazy.

 

A Few Exciting Little Announcements!

  • I wanted to that my BRAND NEW book (with Tricia Goyer) Homeschool Basics is finally here! I am so thrilled to finally be able to hold it in my hands! You can get your copy at TheHomeschoolBasics.com! You can also check out my new series on YouTube “How to Homeschool” — it's super fun. We kick the series off with art. So, whether you're a homeschooler or not, you can glean from these tips!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Guys! You are in for such a treat today, because this entire podcast with Nicole is about how to she creates calm and how she's learned to simplify her life!

 

 

In This Episode…

Today we’re going to talk about finding joy in the midst of crazy. Parenting. Life. You name it. It’s crazy. Sometimes there are just seasons of crazy–when everything seems to be hitting all at once—and that’s normal. It’s important to create margin.

You may know Nicole Johnson best because of her work with Women of Faith for years. Well, today we’re discussing her new book Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy. I’m excited about this book because the subtitle says it all—making room for your soul in an overcrowded life. Moms are often multitasking, and it’s so hard to get those margins in our life. We have to figure out how to create that calm and joy in the middle of it all.

Nicole Johnson is an accomplished entertainer. She has performed in churches all over the past 25 years. Also the creator of Seasons Weekend—a spiritual retreat for men and women. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband and two kids and is the author of Fresh Brewed LifeKeeping a Princess Heart, and The Invisible Woman.

 

Grab your favorite drink and settle in—you are going to LOVE this episode! 

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

Books Mentioned…

 

 

…Help Support the Simply Joyful Podcast!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

 

 

Help Get the Word Out...

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 Nicole Johnson…

Nicole Johnson is the author of the new book Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy (Zondervan, June), Fresh Brewed LifeKeeping a Princess Heart (in a not-so-fairytale-world)The Invisible Woman and several other bestselling titles. As an accomplished entertainer, she has performed in thousands of churches and venues over the last twenty-five years, including more than a decade of touring with the national conference Women of Faith. She is also the creator of the popular Seasons Weekend, a spiritual retreat for men and women. Johnson lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband and two children. Keep up with Nicole at nicolejohnson.org.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Jul 24, 2017

Episode #021 with Lisa Lloyd

Being Faithful with the Gifts and Talents God's Given YOU!

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/021 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

The need to feel appreciated and needed is quite common for most of us, but especially for moms. We pour ourselves out to our families all day. We often joke that our job is a thankless job.

Today on the podcast, we are talking to Lisa Lloyd about her new book, Chasing Famous. She talks about how it’s in our “human nature to want to be loved, affirmed, and accepted.” In other words, it’s normal. Yet, we often look for all these things in all the wrong places. Ultimately, God is the one who we should be running to for our approval. He loves us and created us to shine for His glory. He equipped each one of us to tell a story with our lives using the gifts that He’s given us — making Him “famous” in all we do. (bold that!)

I know you are going to be so encouraged by this episode. We went totally off topic from what we had planned. I think you are going to be so blessed that we did, too! We had even prayed before hand that God would lead the conversation…and He did.

 

A Few Exciting Little Announcements!

 

  • I wanted to that my BRAND NEW book (with Tricia Goyer) Homeschool Basics is finally here! I am so thrilled to finally be able to hold it in my hands! You can get your copy at TheHomeschoolBasics.com! You can also check out my new series on YouTube “How to Homeschool” — it's super fun. We kick the series off with art. So, whether you're a homeschooler or not, you can glean from these tips!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

Boundaries with screen time. Lisa says that she gives her kids minutes of reading or exercise for matched minutes of screen time (max time being 3 hours)

 

In This Episode…

Again, Andrew is going to blow you away with his amazing insights. I know you will be so encouraged by this episode!

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

Books & MUSIC Mentioned…

 

…Help Support the Simply Joyful Podcast!

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

Covenant Eyes **Try it for 30 Days FREE!**

Audible **Free Download**

Amazon

 

 

Help Get the Word Out...

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 Lisa Lloyd:

 

Lisa is a speaker, emcee, actor, and writer. Since receiving her bachelor of fine arts in theater from Southern Methodist University, Lisa has been featured in many major performance mediums. Her television credits include What Would You Do?Prison BreakThe Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful. You may see her on television commercials, highway billboards, or TV screens at the local airport. She has performed with many theaters, including the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Montana Shakespeare, the Dallas Theater Center, and Casa Mañana Theater. She is a highly sought-after speaker at women s retreats, conferences, and events across the country. She and her husband Markus live in McKinney, Texas, and have two boys.

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

 

 

 

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

Jul 17, 2017

Episode #020 with Andrew Pudewa
How to Motivate Your Kids: Secret Strategies Parents Will Love

 

**Head to KristiClover.com/020 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!**

 

We all struggle with keeping our kids motivated. Whether it's trying to get them to finish their chores or get work done, we wrestle with how to get them to actually do what we expect them to do. Do we give them reward for completing things on time? Do we punish them or give them consequences when they don't do what we want them to do? It causes so much stress and frustration for us as parents.

Well, today's guest is going to bless you with some impactful and practical advice on how to best motivate our kids. If you are in the homeschooling world, you know that if you are at a convention where Andrew Pudewa is speaking, his sessions will be packed. Not only is he a language arts expert, he is also an expert in all kinds of things—like motivating your children. His insight and knowledge are going to blow your mind. His tips on parenting and learning are spectacular. You’ll want to make sure you listen to the very end as Andrew shares his “secret sauce” — and trust me — you don’t want to miss it!

 

A Few Exciting Little Announcements!

 

  • I wanted to that my BRAND NEW book (with Tricia Goyer) Homeschool Basics is finally here! I am so thrilled to finally be able to hold it in my hands! You can get your copy at TheHomeschoolBasics.com! You can also check out my new series on YouTube “How to Homeschool” — it's super fun. We kick the series off with art. So, whether you're a homeschooler or not, you can glean from these tips!

 

  • I also have a great birthday giveaway going on to celebrate my birthday (which was yesterday!) I was honored to be interviewed by the great folks at Costco, LIVE on their Facebook page, and it spurred on a giveaway! So I teamed up with DaySpring, and let me tell you—the bundles I created are amazing. You aren't going to want to miss this giveaway!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

 

Andrew says to make time for your family and what's important—as well as music, poetry, and literature.

 

In This Episode…

Again, Andrew is going to blow you away with his amazing insights. I know you will be so encouraged by this episode!

 

***Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!***

 

 

Books 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:

 

CONNECT WITH ANDREW PUDEWA:

Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

 

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his wonderful, heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of nine, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

You can check out Andrew's Excellent in Writing books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit Andrew's speaking schedule to see if he will be speaking close to you!

 

 

 

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Jul 10, 2017

Episode #019 with Pam Farrel
Making Marriage Fun! Crazy, Awesome Advice to Make Your Marriage Last!

 

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Ma-widge! Any Princess Bride fans out there? Ha! We love that movie. One of our favorite iconic moments is when the priest says “marriage” with a weird accent. Well, today, that's what we are talking about! Marriage! & boy, oh boy, have I got a fun episode for you. Pam and I get laughing so hard on this episode. Pam shares some crazy, awesome advice about building a marriage that will last. You are going to love it.  We also talk about hard things like divorce and the effect it has had on our lives as kids.

 

Be prepared for a really fun episode! The tips that Pam shares are going to bless your marriage!

 

ON A SIMPLY JOYFUL NOTE…

 

Pam says to make romantic rituals. Place some things in your life that are just habits that keep you in love. Look for time during the day that you can be alone with your spouse—even if it’s 10-15 minutes throughout the day.

 

IN THIS EPISODE…

In this episode, Mary and I talk about her new book Worth Living. Worth Living  debunks all the lies we tell ourself while bringing the “audacious truths.” Mary is a full time writer and speaker who talks about God’s restoring process. She has three older kids and her family lives in the Dallas area. I know you will be so encouraged by this episode!

 

(Check out the SHOW NOTES to see all the great highlights, quotes, and links!)

 

BOOKS & MOVIES MENTIONED…

 

HELP SUPPORT THE SIMPLY JOYFUL PODCAST!...

Anytime you purchase things from my site and my store, it blesses the podcast. The Simply Joyful Podcast is put together not only by me, but my team of amazing and talented assistants! As I prayed about starting this podcast I knew I'd need help to maintain it in order to keep balance in my family life. So after episode #12, I hired three people to help me put all the elements together for this podcast. It's been a tremendous blessing.

 

When you get your Simply Joyful Podcast mug, be sure to take a picture of it and use #SimplyJoyfulPodcast or #SimplyJoyfulMug. I'd love to see them!

 

Check out these companies (through my affiliate links):

Covenant Eyes

Audible

Amazon

 

LET'S GET THE WORD OUT!...

My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy.

 

Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!

 

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 PAM FARREL:

Pam Farrel is the author of 45 books, founder and director Love-wise , and co-author with husband of over 25 years of bestselling Men Are Like Waffles, Women are Like SpaghettiPam and Bill are the parents of 3 active children, ages 20 to 26 and have been working with couples their entire adult life. To relax, they enjoy cheering for their sons at sporting events, reading, and exercising together…especially when it consists of kayaking or a long walk at the beach. 

 

You can check out Pam's books HERE on Amazon! Be sure to visit her site as well at Love-Wise.

 

 

 

 

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