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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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Jan 30, 2017

Welcome to the Simply Joyful Podcast

Episode #003 with Chrystal Hurst

Show Notes: KristiClover.com/003

Have you ever met someone and thought, "Wow! Did she get hit with the talent stick!" Ha! That is pretty much what ran through my head as I sat in the audience listening to Chrystal for the first time last year at a Sally Clarkson event. I hadn't heard of Chrystal or her podcast before that weekend. We ended up connecting over conversations of podcasting and Periscope. Funny how when you find someone who speaks your same crazy "tech" language you become instant friends.

Well, I'm all too familiar with Chrystal and her ministry now! I have listened to numerous podcasts, watched videos of her speaking, and read her articles on her blog. She is an incredibly talented and gifted orator just like her dad...well, like everyone in her family. That saying the "apple doesn't fall far from the tree" is very true for her!

When I listen to Chrystal's podcast I'm completely drawn in. You feel like you are practically sitting across the table from her enjoying a nice cup of coffee. I can't wait for you to glean from her in this podcast! You are about to see exactly what I mean.

 

On a "Simply" & "Joyful" side note...

Chrystal is going to blow your mind when you hear her talk about how she simplifies her busy life. She has some incredible systems in place to create balance for her ministry and for her family. You are going to love it!

 

In This Episode...

In this episode, Chrystal shares about her life and her book Kingdom Women. She also gives us a little "sneak peek" into her new book She's Still There. Chrystal is so inspirational. I know you will just love this episode.

 

Highlights from This Show...

-- Here's a link to Chrystal's book Kingdom Women. This book is so encouraging. I hope you'll check it out. There is also a Bible study for it.

 

-- Chrystal reminds us of the importance of asking for help. This is actually one of my "sanity saver" tips in my Sanity Savers for Moms book.

-- She refers to the story of Jessica McClure.

-- We talked about Chrystal's new book, She's Still There. It won't be available until summer. Be sure to connect with Chrystal so you will know when the book releases. It sounds incredible.

-- Chrystal shared about her awesome podcast on how she organizes her life and creates balance. Here's a LINK to that podcast.

-- Block scheduling is Chrystal's time management hack.

-- We all do things differently. We need to simplify for the season we are in.

-- Chrystal's favorite worship music: Travis Greene! (not "Green"...wrong guy)

 

-- Kristi's favorite "whole album" worship purchase: Phil Wickham's Sing Along albums!

 

Please Note...

-- Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes.

-- Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It's a great way to keep in touch...and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join!

-- My first 3 episodes of the podcast are available NOW!!! Make sure you head over to listen to my first podcast introducing the Simply Joyful Podcast & myself (HERE) and don't miss my first interview with Tricia Goyer (HERE)!! I know you will love these episodes!

 

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. Thanks!

 

*My "Thank You" for Your Rating & Review on iTunes or Stitcher*

If you do subscribe, rate, & review this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, I'd love to thank you by giving you my new Sanity Savers for Moms Coloring Book for FREE! Just leave the review and email me, and I'll send you a coupon code to access the coloring book! (See show notes for details)

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.

 

Jan 30, 2017

Welcome to the Simply Joyful Podcast

Episode #002 with Tricia Goyer

Show Notes: KristiClover.com/002

 

I could not be more excited to have my amazing friend Tricia Goyer be my first official guest on my new podcast. Tricia is one of the most inspiring people I know. I find myself sharing parts of her story (anonymously) with others all the time. You know those conversations like, "I have this friend who..." People are always so blown away by her story and how she and her husband have said, "Yes!" to God in some ways that not many would be up for. I can't wait for you to hear it!

We all have "baggage." You know, those things in our past that we wish hadn’t happened. Past pain and hurt that left a scar on our heart or a wedge in a relationship. There we are all the same. However, how we deal with that pain is often dramatically different.

Some ignore it and try to stuff it down deep inside where they hope it won't bother them again. Some hide it and pray that no one will ever find out about it. Some choose to forgive and find peace with their past.

Then there's Tricia...

This is where Tricia's story is so amazing. I can't wait for you to hear all about how Tricia allowed God to weave together her story in such an impactful way -- both for others and within her own family.

 

On a "Simply" & "Joyful" side note...

I love talking to my guests about ways they add simplicity and joy to their lives. Well, Tricia is also one of those people you stand back and think, "How does she do it all?" She is a mom to ten...did you catch that...10 kids! Yep! Plus, she's a very accomplished author!! She's written over 60 books! I can't wait for you to hear that segment of the podcast.

 

In This Episode...

In this episode, you are going to be blown away by Tricia's story. She will encourage you to "press forward" toward what God is doing in your life.

"Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,." -- Philippians 3:13 (ESV)

 

She also shares some of the advice that she received from her life coach that has helped her to find more balance and joy.

 

Highlights from This Show...

-- We talked about the importance of taking every thought captive.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." -- Philippians 4:8

"We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take everythought captive to obey Christ." -- 2 Corinthians 10:5

-- Tricia is involved with Teen M.O.P.S. and Project Zero (in Arkansas)

-- I just love the photos that Tricia shares on Instagram and Facebook. You'll want to be sure to follow her there. (I wish I was able to find that picture for you to see...that was a lot of shoes.)

-- Books we discussed: Prayers That Changed History (my favorite) and Praying for Your Future Husband.

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Please Note...

-- Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes.

-- Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It's a great way to keep in touch...and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join!

-- My first 3 episodes of the podcast are available NOW!!! Make sure you head over to listen to my first podcast introducing the Simply Joyful Podcast & myself (HERE) and don't miss my next interview with Chrystal Hurst (HERE)!! I know you will love these episodes!

 

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. Thanks!

 

*My "Thank You" for Your Rating & Review on iTunes or Stitcher*

If you do subscribe, rate, & review this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, I'd love to thank you by giving you my new Sanity Savers for Moms Coloring Book for FREE! Just leave the review and email me, and I'll send you a coupon code to access the coloring book! (See show notes for details)

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.

 

Jan 30, 2017

Welcome to the Simply Joyful Podcast

Episode #001 with Kristi Clover

Show Notes: KristiClover.com/001

 

The purpose of the Simply Joyful Podcast is to encourage and inspire 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 in 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.”

This podcast has been a long time in the making. I've spent so much time researching and praying about this podcast. The last couple of months I've been busy recording interviews with some extraordinary guests -- yes, in my closet. I'm a closet podcaster. As silly as it sounds though, the sound quality is great in there. Plus, I can lock the door of my bedroom so I don't have little visitors pop in while I'm recording.

In This Episode...

In this episode I share about my vision for the Simply Joyful podcast and a little behind the scenes on why it took so long for the podcast to get off the ground. (It was originally going to launch in spring of 2016). I want to take this opportunity on my very first episode to let you know what to expect in each episode, as well as let you get to know me and my family a bit better. I actually share the story about how my husband and I met and a little bit about each of my kids. I also talked about how God uses topics that I speak about as opportunities to refine me. Speaking on family unity years ago and now on joy have come with some crazy struggles.

I hope you will be encouraged with every episode of this podcast...starting with this one! 

 

Highlights from This Show...

-- My God story about how Steve and I couldn't see eye-to-eye about having more kids. I wrote a post all about it HERE.

-- Our family's favorite comedian: Tim Hawkins (this is Wade's favorite DVD of his comedy acts).

-- Speaking: I love to speak. You can see the topics I speak on HERE.

-- The first workshop I did for our church was on organization for moms. I wrote a series on it! The introduction to the series can be found HERE. (It's called the "M.O.M. = Master Organizers of Mayhem")

-- My crazy trip to Spain was definitely not a typical DITL for me. I share about that story HERE.

-- The death of my father-in-law was very hard on our family and definitely tested the source of our joy. I talk about how we learned to find balance through this time HERE. I share a few extra details about what we had going on this past summer in this post.

-- "The Joy of the Lord is My Strength" by Rend Collective has been such an encouragement to me and I feel so honored that I was given permission to use this song in my podcast.

Please Note...

-- Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes. https://kristiclover.com/001

-- Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It's a great way to keep in touch...and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join!

-- My first 3 episodes of the podcast are available NOW!!! Make sure you head over to listen to my interview with Tricia Goyer (HERE) & Chrystal Hurst (HERE)!! I know you will love these episodes!

 

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. Thanks!

*My "Thank You" for Your Rating & Review on iTunes or Stitcher*

If you do subscribe, rate, & review this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, I'd love to thank you by giving you my new Sanity Savers for Moms Coloring Book for FREE! Just leave the review and email me, and I'll send you a coupon code to access the coloring book! (See show notes for details)

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.

 

 

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