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Leave a Legacy

Heart of the Matter Radio Podcast

Release Date: 01/19/2023

New Activities to Engage Your Children and Family show art New Activities to Engage Your Children and Family

Heart of the Matter Radio Podcast

We all long for a rich relationship with our family, however, we have to compete with technology. Movies, social media and chat rooms can steal your family's time. There's hope! My guest this week was author and coach . She offered new and exciting ideas for interacing with your children. Make some memories you'll treasure!

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Overcome Mom Guilt show art Overcome Mom Guilt

Heart of the Matter Radio Podcast

When I had my first child, I had a list of things I would not do. I certainly would not make the same mistakes as my mother. However, I discovered I tended to lecture when I should listen and get angry when I should be patient. How can you overcome mom guilt? Author spoke from her experiences as a mother and foster mother. 

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Discover New Ways to Manage a Wayward Child show art Discover New Ways to Manage a Wayward Child

Heart of the Matter Radio Podcast

Our children tend to misbehave in uncomfortable situations, like the grocery store. What are the best ways to handle a wayward child? My guest this week was who is an author and coach. She gave great tactics for staying engaged rather than coming unglued.   You might want to check out her or her on parenting. You can also access Cynthia L Simmons' tips on creating a peaceful home .  

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What if Mother's Day is Hard? show art What if Mother's Day is Hard?

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Mother's Day can be very fun. I can remember when my kids were little, and they planned surprises for me. I would hear mumbling and whispers around me. However, Mother's Day isn't always happy. If you just lost your mom or if you have a prodigal the day can be so painful. was my guest this week, and her mother was mentally ill, making it difficult to have a relationship. She shared about her past and offered ideas for mothers who are grieving.

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Dealing with Infertility on Mother's Day show art Dealing with Infertility on Mother's Day

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Mother's Day isn't always happy. Today we remember those ladies who would like to be mothers but cannot get pregnant. told her story and offered encouragment to women in the same situation. She wrote When Infertility Books Are Not Enough. Let's be senstive to that childless mother this year.

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What Can a Mom Do About Bullies Part 2 show art What Can a Mom Do About Bullies Part 2

Heart of the Matter Radio Podcast

Bullies can make our children's lives miserable, but we can teach them to be proactive rather than a victim. My guest this week was . She gave numerous tips found in Raising Big Kids with Superenatural Love which she co-authored. Lori said to prepare your child ahead of time and be a safe place where they can talk.  

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What Can a Mom Do About Bullies? Part 1 show art What Can a Mom Do About Bullies? Part 1

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As moms our hearts ache when one of our children suffer, especially when bullies have upset them. This is part one of a two part series on dealing with bullies. This week, was my guest. She has a finger game and Bible stories for dealing with this uncomfortable situation. 

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How Can We Be Sure the Resurrection Happened? show art How Can We Be Sure the Resurrection Happened?

Heart of the Matter Radio Podcast

We just celebrated Easter, which is the resurrection of Jesus. No one wants to believe a lie, so we want to be confident about our faith and convey that to our children.  How can we be sure the resurrection actually happened? After all, many today do not believe in miracles, so it helps to know the facts that support our belief system. My husband, Ray Simmons, was my guest this week. He is a Bible scholar who loves . We covered ways we can be certain Jesus rose so you can answer your children's questions. Plus, we all have days we doubt, so let's make sure our anchor is solid.  Click...

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Easter Thoughts: Remembering His Sacrifice show art Easter Thoughts: Remembering His Sacrifice

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This is a rerun of an  interview on the Shroud of Turin. While I am not ready to say this cloth was the burial garment of Christ, I want to focus on the sufferings of Christ. We can learn a lot about crucifixion from the shroud. Praise God for his sacrifice! My guest was who has tested the shroud for many years. 

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Conquering Adult Insomnia show art Conquering Adult Insomnia

Heart of the Matter Radio Podcast

When you lose sleep, you can't think clearly, your temper flares too quickly, and you drag through the day. But there's hope! My guest this week was , and we discussed how to learn your body's cycle and wind down at night. 

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Last week we discussed how to handle tough conversations with your children. This week, we are going to expand. Think about what your kids will say about you after you are gone. What are your actions communicating? 

My guest was Gwyen McCaslin, licensed counselor and dear friend. She overflows with grace and wisdom.