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Ep 37 - CALLBACK: Sadie Robertson Huff on motherhood, mom guilt and bounce back culture

10/12/2021 00:23:18
Ep 37 - CALLBACK: Sadie Robertson Huff on motherhood, mom guilt and bounce back culture
Sadie Robertson Huff is back! She's opening up about becoming a mother, her unexpected delivery experience, and coming to terms with her mom-guilt. She shares what she really thinks about bounce back culture and why she plans on letting her daughter in on all her imperfections. She also talks about letting go of control when things don't go as planned and giving yourself permission to feel multiple emotions at once. Sadie, who recently released a new book, "Live on Purpose: 100 Devotions for Letting Go of Fear and Following God," compares overcoming fear to conquering a mountain, saying there will always be another one to climb.

Listen to Sadie's first time on the podcast

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Ep 36 - Joel and Moriah Smallbone: Sushi, Dogs, & Ryan Seacrest

10/5/2021 00:39:48
Ep 36 - Joel and Moriah Smallbone: Sushi, Dogs, & Ryan Seacrest
Joel Smallbone, from the Christian pop-duo For King & Country, and singer/songwriter, Moriah Smallbone, sit down with Paula for an open and honest conversation about facing difficult moments head on, reconciling feelings of jealousy and competitiveness in marriage, and the pivotal moments that lead them to each other. The couple talks about pursuing their callings in music, saying it was something that chose them more than they chose it. Moriah also opens up about her experience on American Idol, dealing with rejection, and how standing strong in her convictions led to more success than she imagined. They also talk about Joel's Australian accent, first-time celebrity crushes, and the reaction they got after releasing their six-part cinematic podcast series, "BECOMING: us" which dives deeper into their relationship over the last decade.

Enjoy Joel & Moriah's cinematic podcast - BECOMING: us

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Ep 35 - Amy Grant: Is it a hobby or a calling?

9/28/2021 00:27:52
Ep 35 - Amy Grant: Is it a hobby or a calling?
Six-time GRAMMY Award winner, Amy Grant, is taking us back to where her love of music started to become more than just a hobby, and how long it took her to accept it as her calling. She talks about being offered a record deal as a teen and continuing her higher education thinking she would eventually get a "real job." The mother of four, opens up about her recent health scares including a COVID-19 diagnosis and an open heart surgery after discovering she had a congenital heart condition and why she partially has her husband, Vince Gill, to thank for the discovery. The singer, who was recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, also gives fans a glimpse into the new movie, "The Jesus Music," revealing how she and others started a whole new genre of music.

"The Jesus Music" hits theaters October 1st!

For more on Amy Grant visit AmyGrant.com

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Ep 34 - Priscilla Shirer: Going Beyond Fear in Pursuit of Your Calling

9/21/2021 00:41:47
Ep 34 - Priscilla Shirer: Going Beyond Fear in Pursuit of Your Calling
In this week's highly anticipated episode, Priscilla Shirer is joining Paula to talk about her unexpected journey to discovering her calling, and how she worked through the crippling fear that once stood in her way and made her question the path she was on. The dynamic teacher and motivational speaker once dreamed of becoming a TV news anchor and while in that pursuit, changed course to pursue her true calling in ministry. The mother of three, also talks about the important lessons she wants her boys to carry with them into adulthood, the difficult conversations she has had to have with them about growing up as young African American boys, and what we can all do better as we join hands in friendship and diverse faith. The burgeoning film star explains how she was convinced to take on new opportunities on the big screen and why she has said no to 98% of the opportunities that have followed. Priscilla is also a bestselling author; her and her family are releasing a new book, Divine Disruption, which is dedicated to her late mother and hits bookshelves on November 9th.

Learn more about Priscilla and GoingBeyond.com

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Ep 33 - The Three P's: Prayer, Positive Thinking, & Prozac

9/14/2021 00:35:51
Ep 33 - The Three P's: Prayer, Positive Thinking, & Prozac
This week's special episode is shining a light on teachers and caretakers, as Paula's mom and sister, Carol and Mary, share their very personal experience four months after Carol's stroke. In the blink of an eye, Mary went from teaching children in the pandemic to becoming a full time caregiver and teacher to her 81-year-old mother who was relearning how to read, write, and tell time at an elementary school level. They share the highs and lows of their experience and dive deeper into the ways they have been there for each other throughout the years especially through Mary's battle with depression and severe postpartum. They also talk about overcoming crippling fear and anxiety that resurfaced during the pandemic by using the three P's: Prayer, Positive thinking, and Prozac.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, here are some helpful resources: 

    Eisenberg Family Depression Center

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)

    Crisis Text Line: Text 'HOME' to 741-741 to connect with a counselor

Listen to Carol's first time on the podcast here.

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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Join award winning journalist Paula Faris as she explores what people are called to and why, equipping you to live the life you were meant for!

These real, honest conversations will leave you encouraged, empowered (with takeaways!) and entertained.

Paula will be joined each week by friends--some old, some new--who can talk about purpose, calling, fear, branching out and the risks of pursuing dreams from their own perspective. Guests include: Candace Cameron Bure, ESPN's Maria Taylor, Chris Tomlin, Michael Strahan, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jenna Bush and many more!

Most recently, she spent 9 years at ABC News, during which she was a co-anchor of 'Good Morning America' weekend edition, co-host of 'The View' and host of the 'Journeys Of Faith' podcast. While at the network, Faris reported on everything from politics, news and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sean Spicer, Joe Biden, Tiger Woods, Reece Witherspoon, to the casts of "Star Wars" and "Avengers".

Faris graduated from Cedarville University ('97). She is a wife, mom, and dedicated follower of Jesus who bases her life and podcast on the foundational principals of Christianity, to love God and love people. She and her husband John reside in South Carolina with their three children.