New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Bevere, joins The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast in a one of a kind interview. We talk about her newest book Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions. Lisa explains how she establishes fences (not walls) in her own life to ensure she has clarity of mind and purpose in pursuing God in a time in history where "anything goes" messages question the idea of absolute truth. Lisa explains why scripture is her foundation for clarifying confusion and finding comfort in trial.
A woman on the go, (like from continent to continent), Lisa must steady herself with good habits. We hear how she journals with Scripture, the Bible translations she prefers, the commentaries she goes to first, and her espresso habit. If you are a woman looking for inspiration to know God's word better and with more purpose, this episode is for you. Lisa inspires us to search for truth in God's own words rather than from memes and tweets.
God puts a longing for eternity in each of our hearts. We can look for answers and hope in news feeds or people, but Lisa claims we will always be disappointed. Our adamant, unchanging God is the only place we can go and find our longings fulfilled. Why not cut through the noise of our times, and search for hope in the one who does not change?
'Tis the season for....ORGANIZING! Is anyone else getting the spring cleaning - throw it out - organize every drawer in the house- bug? Us too. That's why this week the sisterhood is hosting Morgan Tyree, a professional organizer, to talk about tips and tricks for organizing the various sections of our homes.
This organization will help you in countless ways. Not only will you know where things are and what you have, but you will also reclaim the peace of mind that comes from having an organized, functional space. Because, after all, house clutter = mind clutter.
Join us as we dive into this healthy seasonal rhythm of spring cleaning / organizing!
Sherri Crandall is a woman willing to walk through the doors God opens, even if she's not quite sure what's waiting for her on the other side. Her most recent move took her from a place she loved to a place God had been preparing for years. As doors have opened she has seen just enough of God's preparation to say "yes" and then has been surprised when looking back at the details he has woven together. Sherri is warm, welcoming, thoughtful and persistent. The kind of combination we can't get enough of at the sisterhood.
In this interview we talk about Sherri's job changes, her family, her son Spencer's country music career, her love for moms around the world and her relationship with Monica Rovira which unknowingly set her on the path where she is today (psst you can listen to our interview with Monica on Episode 41). You can hear Sherri's warmth shine through, her general positivity, and her desire to dream on others' behalf. From homemade spaghetti sauce to cheering on our kids and everything in between, you'll walk away with at least one good tip for your daily life.
Everyone deserves a friend like Sherri. Since we can't introduce her to all of you in person, we figure this is the next best place. Listen in and be encouraged sister. God prepares details before we understand or see them. Sherri will attest to that.
For the past several years, there's been a buzz about a self-assessment tool known as the Enneagram. The purpose of it? To know thyself. It is a system of classifying personality types based on a nine-pointed starlike figure inscribed within a circle. While it may seem the Enneagram suddenly surfaced into the milieu of culture, in fact it has been in existence for centuries. If you've ever heard anyone say, "I'm a 2 with a 3 wing," or "That's such a 7 thing to do," chances are you've encountered Enneagram-devotees who have used it to further their self-discovery.
Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought-after Enneagram Master who has taught over 500 workshops worldwide. She joins The Sisterhood to teach us the basics of this system: the origin, what exactly it is, how we can use it in our individual lives, how it helps us in relationships, how to understand our motivations, and what it looks like to be healthy and unhealthy in our number. We also address criticisms of the Enneagram and talk through how it differs from the other self-assessments out there.
If you are looking to understand yourself and others better, if you've heard about the Enneagram but can't get a handle on exactly what it is, or if you simply want to learn more about this helpful tool, you've come to the right episode. Listen in and learn!