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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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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!

 

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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…

 

…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

 

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 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!

 

 

 

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

Jul 10, 2017

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

 

Head to KristiClover.com/019 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

Jul 3, 2017

Episode #018 with Mary DeMuth

Defining Your Worth: Debunking the Lies We Tell Ourselves with God's Truth

 

  • Head to KristiClover.com/018 to see all the Show Notes & Awesome Quotes that we collected for you!

 

This world is constantly bombarding us with lies. You aren't good enough, strong enough, smart enough, pretty enough — you are not enough. These lies come from the enemy…but also from ourselves. Defining our worth is difficult. It's our nature to want to fill our minds with lies like these, that we are not worthy.

In her new book, Living Worthy, Mary Demuth debunks the lies that we so often tell ourselves and replaces it with God's truth. She answers the question, “Am I enough?” There are so many standards we place on ourselves to live up to, yet, as her book reminds us, we are really only supposed to be living for God.

God loves us. Just as we are. It really is that simple. I can't wait for you to listen to this interview with Mary. This episode is going to be another fan favorite.

 

ON A “SIMPLY JOYFUL” NOTE

I love hearing from Titus 2 women about how they have learned to simplify. Their responses are so often just what my heart needs to hear. I think you'll enjoy hearing from Mary about how her secret to simplifying starts with contentment.

 

…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

 

 

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 MENTIONED

 

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!

My Website

Facebook 

Instagram

YouTube

Pinterest

Twitter

 

CONNECT WITH MARY DEMUTH:

Mary DeMuth is a former church planter in France and the author of more than thirty books, including The Day I Met Jesus. A sought-after speaker and longtime blogger, she has overcome (through Jesus's healing) a difficult past to become an authentic example of what it means to live a brand new story. She lives in Texas with her family. Learn more at www.marydemuth.com.

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

 *And don't miss her awesome podcast:
Re-Story Show

 

 

 

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

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