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The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast

Longtime friends and authors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall share relatable, practical and fun conversations on faith, motherhood and leadership. Often inviting another friend into the conversation, listeners will be inspired to take that next step, do that hard thing, and encourage their family and friends to do the same as we walk through the doors God opens. Let's be world changers for good right where we are!
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Now displaying: June, 2022
Jun 28, 2022

Summer opens up some time to get creative and do those projects in our homes we’ve been meaning to get to during the year. Liz Marie Galvan, queen of cozy + cottage, joins the Sisterhood today to talk about how we can tap into our the designer in each of us.

Liz, the owner of The Found Cottage, has a knack for putting a warm, inviting, and highly styled touch on everything she does. In this episode she offers tips on how to overcome paralysis, how to style collections, and how to express our individual personality without fear.

You will walk away inspired to make a fresh mark in your own home.

Connect with Krista Gilbert or The Open Door Sisterhood on Instagram.  

You can connect with Liz Marie on her websitePinterest, or Instagram

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

Liz Marie’s Library Room

The great pumpkin shelves we talked about

The Farm Chicks Antique Show

Marburger Antique Show

Elkhorn Antique Show in Wisconsin

Springfield Antique Show in Ohio

Jun 21, 2022

Today is the first day of summer! The season often means putting on a swimming suit and facing the fun. Humor writer and comedian Anna Lind Thomas joins the sisterhood to talk about how she is never ready for summer and swimming suits. With a funny and practical twist Anna covers swimsuit shopping (make it an event), finding a suit that flatters (skirts are cute and functional), and harnessing all of the confidence of our good bodies as we enjoy the summer with our people.

Naturally this conversation takes us into deeper topics like how we speak to our bodies, how we honor them, what confidence looks like, and how our mindset about our bodies and aging impacts how we are able to enjoy our reality. There is no turning back the clock, we will never look like we did decades ago, so acceptance is part of the process of loving the bodies we have today.

Whether you're needing a little inspiration to embrace your 2022 body, or you want a reminder that God gives us bodies and we get to use them to do his good work in the world, this episode will be a good start to the summer months. Now get outside and enjoy the world God has made! Happy Summer!

Connect with Anna

On her website or Instagram

A few things mentioned on the show

Anna's new book I'm Not Ready For This: Everybody Just Calm Down and Give Me a Minute

I'm Not Ready for This: Everybody Just Calm Down and Give Me a Minute

Anna's first book We'll Laugh About This Someday: Essays on Taking Life a Smidge Too Seriously

Catherine O'Hara

Oreo Mega Stuf

Whole Foods Chantilly Cake

Episode 38 of The Open Door Sisterhood Fashion: Tips for Telling Your Fasion Story with Megan Cobble

 

Jun 14, 2022

Today we are wrapping up the “This Cultural Moment” series with a sister straight talk with Krista and Alex.

We discuss why it is so hard to honor people with different ideas, how Ephesians 6 holds a secret to living well in this period of time, what grid we can use to filter our decisions, and what it looks like to lean into hope.

Join us for this honest conversation, and let’s “get our joy back” as we lean in to this moment of time in which we get to live.

 

Arthur Brooks in Conversation with Simon Sinek – a podcast episode about honoring people and differing with their ideas

 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. --Ephesians 6:10-16

The Chart we referenced from Authentic Church by Vaughn Roberts

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.

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Jun 7, 2022

We've been talking about what it means to live in "this cultural moment" as a follower of Jesus. No wonder the topic of parenting has popped up in this series a number of times. This episode is dedicated to how we as parents navigate decisions and conversations when cultural norms conflict with our own values. Can anybody relate?

We are thrilled to bring you Deborah Porter, the Ultimate Mom Coach, as we talk through social media, expectations of perfection, family non-negotiables, and difficult conversations. Deborah's wisdom soaks through in every word. She reminds us to approach our own views and our kids' opinions with humility, encourages us to ask for forgiveness when we've made mistakes, and to keep offering our children love as they navigate this world.

Our faith is about reconciliation with our heavenly father. Our parenting posture can mirror that spirit of welcoming home over and over. We know you'll find this conversation to be helpful and hopeful as you guide the young people in your life to think through cultural norms, hot topics, and headlines. Deborah reminds us that we can't control what our kids think, but we can teach them how to think as they face the world.

Connect with Deborah

On her website or Instagram

Listen to this episode

On iTunes or watch it here:

https://youtu.be/mhdZScWoXUA

A few things mentioned on the show

Curt Thompson interview

Jerry Sittser interview

The five love languages

Maverick City Worship, Wait on you

Deborah's freebies

Things said

“Perfection was never the goal, love is the goal”

“We can’t tell them what to think, but we can teach them how to think.”

“God makes up the difference.”

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