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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.”

Oct 30, 2017

Episode #033 with Tara McClary Reeves

Honoring the Heroes in Our Lives


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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.


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I cannot wait for you to hear this episode!



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.



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


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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 to get more information!


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


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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.






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






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