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Our Time to Rise

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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Aug 29, 2023

It’s time to reset our homes for fall! Do you want to create warm and cozy for the season? We’ve got a few decorating and styling tips for you in this episode.

Join our conversation with Anh Lin, designer and host of the popular blog Girl and the Word, as we discuss creating places of joy, peace and hope. She also gets very practical, telling us what lightbulbs to get for the best ambient lighting.

Our exterior impacts our interior. Anh is a great example of someone who used design and space to help heal trauma in her life. She helps people discover how they can do the same.

This is a great episode to usher in September this year.

Follow Anh Lin on Instagram

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

Astronaut Star Galaxy Projector Light

3 SPACES TO HAVE IN YOUR HOME:

a place of joy (Anh’s plant wall)

a place of peace (Anh’s tea corner)

a place of hope (see Anh’s cross altar)

QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU RISE

  • What is one change I can make to create more “cozy” in my home this fall?
  • Where is my place of joy, my place of peace and my place of hope?
  • Is there a place of my home that isn’t serving me?
  • What can I do differently in that space?

Let us know on Instagram how you liked this episode!

Aug 22, 2023

As summer comes to a close we know you are getting back into your fall routines. This likely means you are busier and you still need to make dinner.

The problem is what to make? Amiright?

Krista and Alex talk through their own pantry staples, what they consider a great weeknight meal, and then ten actual dinner ideas that are healthy, taste good, and most of all SIMPLE!

Listen in to get ideas going and find recipe links below. Because dinner should be nourishing for those who eat it and enjoyable for those who make it.

IDEAS, RECIPES AND SUCH MENTIONED ON THE EPISODE:

1. Garlic Spinach Shrimp (with or without Orzo)

2. Killer Flank Steak

3. “Healing Chicken Noodle Soup” from Food Family Style: Simple and Tasty Recipes for Everyday Life by Leigh Vickery

2 Tbs. olive oil

3/4 cup celery, diced

1 – 1 1/4 cups carrots, diced

1 cup yellow onion, diced

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

2 qts. chicken stock

2 1/2 cups wide egg noodles

3 cups cooked chicken, shredded

1 tsp. fresh thyme

Heat oil in large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add celery, carrots, onion, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook until vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes. Slowly pour in chicken stock. Bring to a boil, and add egg noodles. Stir once, and allow noodles to cook 10 minutes (do not overcook). Add chicken and thyme and heat through. Serve hot.

Miracle noodles

4. Lemon Garlic Salmon or Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Half-baked harvest salmon bowls recipe

5. Taco Salad (old school, but customizable and really can be yummy also back to what we always have in stock)

6. Sheet pan lemon chicken or sheet pan Kielbasa with roasted vegetables 

7. Mediterranean Plate (olives, hummus, pita, gyros meat or prosciutto, cheeses, crackers, fruit)

Homemade hummus recipe

Trader Joe’s tahini

8. Meatball Soup or meatball Subs or Spag and meatballs

9. The formula = protein + carb + veggies allows for mix and match anything (pork chops, chicken, sausage, steak) (quinoa, potatoes, cous cous, rice, and BREAD), salad / veggies (just don’t forget to use them!)

10. Zucchini boat pizzas (can do homemade pizzas on premade crusts or TJ flatbread pizzas)

BONUS:  CURRY! 

Episode 201 Fall Kitchen Series: The Everyday Table with Abby and April

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:

-What are three staples you can add to your pantry that you can always have on hand?

-What are three go-to meals you can use in a pinch?

-What are three new recipes you’d like to try?

Aug 15, 2023

The start of the new school year also signals each of us to get back to our routines. Whether we have kids in school or not, it’s a natural time to hit the reset button.

In this episode we talk about getting one percent better, how to make our brain work for us rather than against us, what daily habits matter and how we can cast a vote towards who we want to become.

We learn to boss our brains and make pre-decisions that help us get to where we want to go. If you are wanting to reset your mind and systems this fall, you’ll love this conversation.

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Krista’s Daily Dozen Checklist

Kelly Minter’s podcast episode

Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith’s podcast episode on rest

QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU RISE

Take some time to journal or talk through these.

  • What is one area where you are 2 degrees off?
  • How can you course correct in this area?
  • What pre-decisions or pre-decision do you need to make?
  • In what area do you need to boss your brain?
  • What is the one change you want above all others in your routine this fall?

LET’S CONNECT!

Did you like this episode? Let us know and leave a review on itunes or share it with a friend.

Or message us on Instagram – we’d love to hear from you!

Aug 8, 2023

Sometimes the signs of a growing season are not exactly what we're looking for.

When we think growth we don't always think discomfort, but the term "growing pains" exists for a reason.

In this episode we talk through disappointment, feeling stuck, frustration, loneliness, and letting go.

Whew! That's quite a list.

It's also an opportunity to check your circumstances and ask if there is an opportunity for growth.

As we talk about rising up to meet life's challenges, this episode names the what and the how of that process which in the end can result in personal growth.

And isn't that what we want? To grow to be the best version of ourselves that God is calling forward when we meet these uncomfortable circumstances.

It is our time to rise.

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Things mentioned on this episode

Proverbs 31 Ministries

Ashley's new book Tired of Trying: How to Hold On To God When You're Frustrated, Fed Up, and Feeling Forgotten

Questions for reflection

  1. Are you feeling frustrated, forgotten, or lonely? What circumstances have led to those feelings? Where might there be a place for you to rise up and grow?
  2. Has God hurt your feelings recently? Write out a prayer that tells him with full honesty how you are feeling.
  3. Where is one area of your life where you are letting go? How does it offer new space for something new?

 

Aug 1, 2023

We are back after a month off talking about how to create a culture of joy with author and leader Jen Jones.

In this episode we discuss what joy is, how to tap into it, and what it looks like to build culture around it, in our families and in the workplace.

As we turn the corner into a new upcoming school year, let’s lead with joy!

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

Joy is an elevated perspective

Galatians 5:22- being connected to God results in abounding JOY

The Gap and The Gain

Home with Havila Podcast

QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU RISE UP

  1. What circumstance is robbing your joy?
  2. How would your perspective change if you made a decision to focus on God in the midst of this circumstance, rather than focusing on the circumstance itself?
  3. What is something practical you can do to help create a culture of joy in your home?
  4. What is something practical you can do to help create a culture of joy in your workplace?
  5. How can you remind yourself daily to hold onto an “elevated perspective?”
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