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Episode 139: Communicating AND Connecting, With Your Kids and Others

Fostering Voices Podcast

Release Date: 04/24/2022

Episode 153: Finding Connection, Finding Your People show art Episode 153: Finding Connection, Finding Your People

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Summary: Community is what gets us through life. In today's conversation we talk with Anika Robinson about finding your people and the importance of community and connection in our everyday lives. Chapters:  0:00 – Intro 0:26 – Welcome Anika! 1:44 – Advocacy for Children 3:10 – Establishing Connections 8:38 – ASA Now 14:04 – Finding Hope in Dark Times 20:39 – The Powerful Impacts of Community 27:50 – The Need For Community 29:55 – One Takeaway 33:27 – Community Connections 37:02 – Connect With Us! Links: Connect With Us!

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Episode 152 - Interracial Adoption and Finding Your Identity show art Episode 152 - Interracial Adoption and Finding Your Identity

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Episode 152 - Interracial Adoption and Finding Your Identity Summary: A personal look into an adoptees story involving interracial adoption and her journey to discover her personal identity along the way. Chapters:  0:00 – Intro 0:52 – Welcome Ann! 1:32 – Ann's Work and Focus 12:00 – A Position of Learning 16:44 – Ann's Journey 24:33 – Wanting Kids to Experience More Individuals Like Themselves 32:00 – Accepting a Child With Hands Open 35:01 – One Takeaway 37:21 – Kids at Risk 38:18 – Links in the Show Notes 41:36 – Connect With Us! Links: Connect With Us!

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Episode 151: Meet the Vehons show art Episode 151: Meet the Vehons

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Meet your new hosts, Kim and Brian Vehon and learn a little bit about the heart behind their why and their vision for the Fostering Voices podcast. Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:25 – Welcome Back In!! 1:43 – Creation of Foster Arizona and Community 21:34 – Our Mission at Foster AZ 27:19 – Thank you!!! Links:

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Episode 150: Goodbye from Chris and Jihae show art Episode 150: Goodbye from Chris and Jihae

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Friends, as we FINALLY wrap up season 8, we are also wrapping up our time as your hosts of the Fostering Voices Podcast. We have loved the 5 years that we were the hosts, but we are so excited for your new hosts to take over, Brian and Kim Vehon of Foster Arizona!   Chapters:   0:00 - Intro   13:54 – Good Word of the Day!!!   Good Word of the Day!!!   Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 NIV   1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2     a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, Connect...

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Episode 149: Interview with an Incredible Single Foster Mama show art Episode 149: Interview with an Incredible Single Foster Mama

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This episode features an interview with an AMAZING foster mama who happens to be single. Lina Bublys thought life would look differently than it does now, but she is still so grateful and so active in blessing those around her, especially her foster babes. We salute all you foster parents out there, but you single foster parents take the cake! Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 8:46 – What's Been Helping Chris This Week? 14:15 – How Lina Came To The Fostering World 18:18 – Examples of Challenges of Fostering Children 24:51 – Examples of Beauty in Fostering 26:09 – Advice for Anyone Thinking...

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Episode 148: Positive Imprints and Taking a Chance on Foster Kids show art Episode 148: Positive Imprints and Taking a Chance on Foster Kids

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We are so often triggered by negative things that happen, but what about the positive things? This episode features a story of our son and the time we picked up a homeless lady on our way to McDonald's, and how that left a serious impression on his soul. Our call to action - take a chance. Say kind things, do kind things for others. And also, don't discount foster kids as broken and bad. They are not castaways of people who don't want them. They are humans who are able to accomplish great things and to be great. We just need to take a chance on them. Chapters:   0:00 - Intro   1:13...

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Episode 147: Interviewing your host, Jihae Watson show art Episode 147: Interviewing your host, Jihae Watson

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This episode features an episode with host, Jihae! Join us as Chris grills Jihae on life's highs and lows. And you will even hear what Jihae's favorite physical attribute is of Chris'. It's very appropriate and clean. Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 1:30 – Jihae Describes Growing Up in Her Parent's House 6:44 – What Has Been Your Biggest Challenge In Life? 9:19 – What Helped You Overcome That? 11:12 – What Time Did You Feel Most Fulfilled? 13:36 – What Advice Would You Give To Teenage Jihae? 19:58 – Good Word of the Day!!! Links:   Good Word of the Day!!! 9 Have I not commanded you?...

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Episode 146: Interviewing your host, Chris Watson show art Episode 146: Interviewing your host, Chris Watson

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This episode is a quick interview with your host, Chris Watson! Get to know Chris and what drives him to be a WINNER at all times. We hope you enjoy getting to know Chris a little better! Next week will be Chris interviewing Jihae. Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 3:01 – Thank you, SHOWIT!! 4:27 – Story From This Week 5:12 – Showit EDM and Plank Challenge 10:07 – What Makes Chris a Winner? 12:00 – What is a Hard Thing That You Overcame During Childhood? 15:22 – What's One Thing People Do Not Know About Chris? 17:44 – Good Word of the Day!!! Links:     Good Word of the Day!!!...

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Episode 145: Strokes, Bio Families, and Other Highs and Lows as a Family of 9 show art Episode 145: Strokes, Bio Families, and Other Highs and Lows as a Family of 9

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In this episode we share some highs and lows of the last month. Highs include seeing our big kids become amazing big kids. Not without faults and failures, but as young people who are trying to figure out what it looks like to be a loyal, kind person who has integrity. Church camps and cousins are also very high on the list. And in the lows category, Chris' dad had a stroke, Chris and Jihae have been feeling disconnected, and a meet up with a bio family got cancelled at the last minute and basically the wheels fell off for a minute. But we are all trying to weather these storms together, with...

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Episode 144: Football, Faith, and Purpose show art Episode 144: Football, Faith, and Purpose

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This episode features an incredible interview with Ben Malcolmson, author of Walk On: From Pee Wee Dropout to NFL Sidelines: My Unlikely Story of Football, Purpose, and Following an Amazing God. Ben has seen some major lows in his life, starting with having an alcoholic mom, and being thrust into college life a year early. But God was with him every step of the way, and brought him through so many dark days, to so many glorious days. You will learn so much from this former USC football player, and Pete Carrol's right hand man of 10 plus years on the Seattle Seahawks. If you have ever...

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In this episode we talk about ‘Everyone Communicates, Few Connect’, a great book by John C. Maxwell. And we just want to encourage everyone (including ourselves) to always strive to connect with your loved ones, and those around you!

Chapters:

0:00 - Intro 

3:41 - "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect"

18:57 – Good Word Of The Day!!!

20:02 – Thank you to our sponsor, Showit!!

Links:

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently
– John C. Maxwell

UHF – 1989

The Truman Show

Good Word of the Day!!!

"When you make a commitment you create hope and when you keep a commitment you create trust." – John C. Maxwell

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