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Together we are rising to meet life's challenges, seasons, opportunities, and changes with strength, courage, optimism, and faith. From the heavy and hard to the light-hearted and fun, popular podcast hosts and leadership mentors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall bring you honest and hopeful conversations for this moment in your life. We are intentional here. We are hopeful. We are courageous. We are honest. We are realistic. We are for each other. We are God fearing and Holy Spirit welcoming. We are joyful. We are generous. We are capable. We are rising together. It is our time to meet the moment. It is OUR TIME TO RISE.
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Now displaying: February, 2023
Feb 28, 2023

Monica Swanson knows what it means to be intentional in relationships at home. She makes decisions with the end goal in mind. She wants kids who love God, like each other, and are helpful by default. Those end goals shape their daily rhythms, how they talk to each other, and even their vacations. We dive right into the Lead Your Life series talking about family relationships because if ever there was a place where we need some intention, it's with those right around us.

Monica comes to us from the Aloha state. A mom to four sons who are growing and leaving home, she is able to look back a bit and evaluate what helped their family get where it is today. There was intentional time together, both as a family, but also with siblings. Their family culture didn't just happen, she and her husband Dave made decisions on purpose. Whether you have mental roadblocks to making some changes at home or logistical ones, Monica gives us the pep talk we need to face what might be holding us back from leading our families in the way we want them to go. This is a part practical, part inspirational conversation that you don't want to miss.

Sometimes the things that matter most to us, get our leftover attention. By leftover we mean the time we have left after all of the pressing things are taken care of. The people in our homes deserve our intentional best. Monica gives us some practical next steps to lead our family relationships. And as we say on the episode, we KNOW she lives what she teaches. She gets us. She knows what it's like to lead a family with intention.

Connect with Monica

On her website, on Instagram, or on her podcast

A few things mentioned

Monica's new book Raising Amazing: Bringing Up Kids Who Love God, Like Their Family, And Do The Dishes Without Being Asked

Uno

Spicy Uno

The latest research on girls and anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation

Our 24 Family Ways: A Family Devotional Guide by Clay Clarkson

Foundations: 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family by Ruth Chou Simons

Krista's coaching services

 

Feb 21, 2023

We are starting a new series today called LEAD YOUR LIFE! For this first episode, Alex and Krista are diving into WHY leading our lives is better than defaulting to life – which is so easy to do.

In this episode we explore why each day is a new opportunity to lead our lives better than yesterday, how different people respond to change, and some areas we are doing well, and some not so well.

Giving some of our best resources for growth, we focus on how to take next, small steps in our actual lives. We are excited to dive into this new series with you!

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

Steve Cuss

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

The Good Life

5 Different Kinds of Fear:

  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of trading security for the unknown
  • Fear of being overextended financially
  • Fear of what others will say or think
  • Fear that success will alienate peers

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

We announced last week and that Alex and Krista are available to bring the magic of the Sisterhood retreats to YOUR group!

They are taking their proven strategies and are available for hire to come run a group retreat for your:

  • leadership team
  • work team
  • donors
  • executive directors
  • ministry groups
  • friends

If you are interested, email krista@theopendoorsisterhood.com for more information.

Feb 14, 2023

It only happens once a year. It’s not Christmas, but it might feel like it as Alex and Krista give you their best tips, reads, recipes, and fashion items they’ve collected over the last year.

It’s the annual Things We Love episode for the Open Door Sisterhood Podcast!

Yes, we are ready with our favorite lip gloss combo (aka “the triple threat”), our must reads, and the sneakers that make teenagers' heads turn (in a good way!) These are things we love and because we're sisters, we're sharing them with you.

We laugh at ourselves a lot in this one (because, hello, we can be ridiculous). We hope this love vibe shines through the airwaves as you push play this Valentine's Day!

 

Our favorite things you heard about on the show

BEAUTY

Here’s the triple threat combo from Emily Love’s sister Ashley. 

-Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick Kim KW – Nude

-Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner – Iconic Nude

-Fenty Glass Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer – Fussy

Style Edit root touch up

Cerave Vitamin C serum

Cetaphil daily oil-free facial moisturizer Spf 35

Cerave Skin renewing night cream

Heatless curling set for hair

GIFTS TO GIVE

30 oz. Stanley Cup in cream $30

Stoneware kitchen sink caddy $15 (can put spray or dish soap and wooden scrub brush )

Kate Spade stud earrings $38

FAVORITE HOME ITEMS OR DECOR

Victoria Black Vase from CB2 

Smith & Hawken Outdoor black lanterns (I use them inside and outside)

IN THE KITCHEN

Nextrend Garlic twister 

Over sink roll up dish drying rack 

Magnolia Clear Glass Mixing Bowls 

9 x 13 ruffled ceramic baking dish by Crate and Barrel

APPS OR WEBSITES

Gametime (ticket deals for events)

Going.com (formally Scott’s Cheap Flights)

CLOTHING

New balance sneakers

Patagonia Nano Puff Parka

Nuuly subscription – I’m trying it ($88 for 6 styles)

Costco bras – Bali

FAVORITE TIP

  • Put a dash of bleach in your water for flowers to kill bacteria and they’ll last longer
  • Make any drink fun with fresh berries, mint, and sparkling something
  • Paint and new light fixtures changes any room

FAVORITE NETFLIX OR PRIME

Enola Holmes (Netflix)

The Swimmers (Netflix)

The Rings of Power (Prime)

FAVORITE INSTAGRAM INSPO

hidingintheclosetwithcoffee Amy Betters-Midtvet

Littlehouseonchestnut

Stylinbyaylin

mikedonehey

MUST READS

From Strength to Strength

The God Shot by Tara Leigh Cobble

The Culture Code: The Secrets of HIghly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle

I Guess I Haven’t Learned that Yet by Shauna Niequist

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

MUST MAKE RECIPES

Italian Sausage White Bean Soup – The soup recipe I made up for my friend’s going away party that now everyone loves (Ariana’s Going Away Soup)

The Italian Meatball Soup

Rave Reviews Dip – one of my easiest apps

Almond cherry scones (Easter coming up)

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode

The Truly Co.

WE'RE ABOUT GOSPEL-CENTERED ENCOURAGEMENT

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8

We Create Thoughtful Content, Beautifully Designed.

The Truly Co is a team of women who have purposefully declared where we put our trust as we wrestle with our faith. In a world filled with confusion, chaos, and depression, we choose to walk by faith and be led by the Holy Spirit. Jesus is our source. He is our rock. And we share our stories of the things he has done in our lives. We are friends, sisters, mothers, and daughters. We are creatives, writers, business leaders, and human-lovers who are in various life stages. We invite you to join us. We love partnering with amazing women (that’s you!) as we share our voices through writing, photography, and podcasts or video.

Find Truly Magazine Here

Feb 7, 2023

What if we could really discover this year what it means to live a blessed, abundant life? And not only discover it, but live it?

Kelly Minter, beloved Bible teacher and speaker, joins us this week to share what she learned about living life to the full through studying Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. We talk about why we sometimes don’t recognize the counterfeit path to abundance the world offers, how to invest in the eternal, and what it looks like to let go of “fair” and grab on to grace.

Kelly is someone who inspires with her keen insights and deep faith. You will walk away inspired to live more abundantly in the year ahead.

The Blessed Life: A 90 Day Devotional Though The Teachings & Miracles of Jesus

Kelly Minter’s Joseph study – Finding God Faithful

Face to Face Prayer Book with Kenneth Boa

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