I don’t know about you, but I get tired of the droning of a television or radio. Commercials, not-really-that-funny commentary to fill airtime or fulfill sponsor requirements, and never knowing what might pop up in an ad when little eyes and ears are nearby have kept my TV (and radio) mostly off, except for Fixer-Upper marathons, of course!
Enter the podcast. I have subscribed to several, listening to them in the car, when cleaning, or at my computer. I heart a good podcast. It is such an easy way to fill my mind with truth and biblical encouragement and, sometimes, to get a much-needed good, clean laugh! Which is why I am here, today, to share one of my favorites with you.
Several years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Susan Wanderer, a fellow adoptive mama who happens to be raising up three of my favorite Ethiopian sweethearts ever and still manages to minister to countless children and families at her church. She is a powerhouse of a woman, sold-out for Jesus and has the best laugh EVER. Last year, she and her friend, Katie, began the She Speaks Stories podcast and it has blessed the living daylights out of me. Each week is full of stories from women in the trenches, of God’s faithfulness and ability to use our struggles, even our worst nightmares, to make us like Jesus and shine His light into this desperate, dark world. Susan and Katie interview a different woman each week, crying and laughing along with them (Did I mention Susan’s laugh? I mean, y’all, I cannot have a bad day when she gets started! From the gut, slap-your-thighs and grab-your-sides laughter that will lift even the most bah-humbug of spirits!). And amidst the laughter and tears Jesus is made known. Beautifully.
What more can I say? Go to iTunes and search “She Speaks Stories.” It will pop right up, then hit SUBSCRIBE. You will be so glad you did. And just click here for the link for you non-itunes people:)
If you happen to read this, I just want to say thank you, Susan and Katie, for taking the time to share your heart and wisdom each week. God is using you to breathe fresh air into our lives! (And one of these day’s I’m going to make it to a She Speaks Stories conference! )