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New Podcast: Caroline Williams Yoga

 

I’m excited for you to listen to this podcast and meet Caroline!

Caroline Williams has a You Tube Channel, Caroline Williams Yoga and she is active on instagram @carolinewyoga and Facebook @CarolineWilliamsYoga. She also has a blog, https://www.carolinewilliamsyoga.comMany of you already follow her I’m sure!

She recently ran a Kickstarter campaign and surpassed her fund raising goal! She will be filming videos for a series called “Foundations in Yoga: A Jesus Centered Approach”,  that will be released in September of this year.  We can’t wait!

Caroline and her husband have been living in New York City!  I love this and I told her it feels really glamorous and special to me to live in NYC. She told me all their stuff is actually all packed up in storage as they are planning a trip.  She took time to chat with me before she and her husband head to Europe and travel around for months, exploring and living out a lifelong dream.

Caroline and I talk about a lot of things, including our husbands, faith, yoga, Jesus, making dreams come true, staying the course when things don’t turn out the way you planned, and trusting God. We ponder the question, “Can Christians do yoga?” I think you can guess our answer to that question!

I love talking to people about the things God is calling them into in their lives.  I also really love learning about how they bring their dreams to life.  What does the day to day look like? How did they start? What if they get discouraged? We touch on all of that in this podcast. Like all good conversations, we laugh a little, I cry a little (no surprise) and I say YES! a lot! (Again, no surprise)

Enjoy! And then head over to You Tube and practice some yoga with Caroline!

Podcast #20- Carrie Strachan, Parenting a Child With Special Needs

Oh y’all… This one is so good!! I cried a little during our conversation. I know that probably comes as no surprise to you. This is a HOLY conversation about parenting a child with special needs.  I am speaking with my friend, Carrie Strachan.  She has four beautiful children and her son Matthew has Down Syndrome. He is 20 years old now.  This will bless you if you have a child with special needs no doubt but also if you don’t.  Because Carrie is a blessing.  She is wise and kind and thoughtful.  She is my friend through Holy Yoga and I was mentioning to another friend from Holy Yoga that we were recording a podcast and that friend said, “Don’t you love her?  Don’t you just want to crawl up on the couch with her and have her talk to you and make you feel like everything is going to be alright?” Uh…yes. So consider yourself curled up on the couch with us, listening and sharing and drinking coffee and feeling less alone. That’s my hope…that you will feel a part of this conversation among friends.

Moms…we see you…we feel you.  When we talk about living out a greater calling on  your life, there is no greater calling than that of being a mom. I know some days it really feels like drudgery.  I can’t tell you how often I think, “Why do these people need to eat again?” My mom gave me a magnet once that says, “Who are these people and why are they calling me mom?” Honestly, it’s just so ordinary and routine and downright boring at times.

But God. He is so in this.  And if you let Him in, the results, the outcome of all your years of hard work…the kids grown…you grown…your marriage grown…it’s just downright spectacular.  Amazing.

This motherhood thing never ends, it doesn’t matter how old your kids are.  In addition to parenting, we are usually trying to figure out all the other tough stuff including marriage, career, and faith life.  Or if you are like me you might still be trying to figure out how to do laundry well and what’s for dinner.  Half the time we are just wondering, “Is everyone going to turn out alright?  Am I even all right? Who put me in charge?”

I’ve heard it said that our kids pick us. I don’t think that necessarily but I do trust that God picks us. He specifically gives us the children who need us and who we need.  Our children force us to lean into God because we don’t have all the answers.  And there He is.  Loving us.  Transforming us.

He loves our children more than we do.  They were His first.  He knows every hair on their head and He calls them good.  Every single unique child, born to change the world. Isn’t it miraculous?

I’m grateful for this conversation.  I hope you will listen in and be encouraged!

Happy Valentine’s day!

 

 

Podcast 17 – Josh Phillips, Anxiety and Marriage

 

You guys!! I’m so grateful to Josh Phillips for sharing his story! Josh is married to Rachel Phillips who was on the last Great Big Yes podcast (#16) sharing her experience with anxiety. Josh tells us what it’s like to be married to a woman who suffers from anxiety, how it affects the relationship and how God has helped him learn and grow through their 16 years of marriage. Listen in! You don’t want to miss his side of the story!

Can we all just take a moment and thank the men in our lives who have loved us well?

He talks about what it’s like to not understand what your wife needs, to mess up and need to grow and learn. He is vulnerable and transparent about his experience.  Share with the men in your life who may need this.  If they love someone with anxiety, they are not alone and there is hope.

Josh is also an American Ninja Warrior! Woop!   I shared a video on the last post and here are a couple more just for fun!