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Learn About the Reflection Mini Challenge with Michelle and Heidi Goehmann

Peace in His Presence

Release Date: 09/19/2022

Advent Reflections from Mary's Story show art Advent Reflections from Mary's Story

Peace in His Presence

What feels impossible to you in this season of your life? Health issues, family struggles, grieving the loss of a loved one, work challenges, or problems at church.   I invite you to hold up what seems impossible before the Lord and sit with Him, while we take a look at Mary’s story today. I know it’s not easy to look at what feels impossible but your Immanuel promises to be with you in all things and He will strengthen you and give you His peace. His promises to you are unshakable. Listen into these Advent Reflections, while we look at Mary's story. Let's ponder how God made the...

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Peace in His Presence

What is the cry of your heart? What is the prayer you’ve been whispering over and over again to God until you wonder if you should even keep asking? But the longing lasts, and you wait in the hope of knowing that God promises to hear your prayers and that He always answers your prayers, maybe not in the way you imagined, but always out of His divine love and grace towards you.  Advent is a time of waiting. As we look back to the first Christmas. God's people had been waiting for the Messiah to come for thousands of years. The world was a broken and dark place. God’s chosen people...

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Peace in His Presence

Michelle interviews author and speaker Heidi Goehmann on her newest book,  Emotions & the Gospel Created For Connection. In this episode, we talk about the following: why Heidi wrote this book what did she learn while writing the book processing emotions and why it’s important We also look at contemplation as a way to process our emotions and at the emotion anticipation in preparation for the Holidays. Heidi shares some practical tips and tools for using contemplation, to help your process your emotions, as you gather with family and friends. Music from Uppbeat (free for...

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Peace in His Presence

How do you respond to pressure? Perhaps like me, the last couple of years have weighed heavy upon your heart as the stress of the pandemic, economic changes, the political climate in our country, and the stressors of daily life piled up. How do you move forward when it feels like you are burdened down by the pressure and stress?  The Lord promises his steadfast love and faithfulness to us as we walk through and as He carries our burdens for us.  He also give to us His grace to sustain us through the pressures of life.  Michelle sits down to talk with Pastor and author,...

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Peace in His Presence

Michelle talked to Margo Heath Dupre about her book, Be Thou My Guide: A Bible Study on Trusting God.  Margo wrote down all of her questions for God in journals for over 18 years. She spent time searching and reading scripture to understand more about how she could trust God. As she studied, she looked at different people in the Bible and learned from them and their stories on what it looks like to trust God in our daily lives. This book was developed from the journals she kept over the years.  During our conversation, Margo and I talked about a couple of the questions in her study,...

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Peace in His Presence

Does your hope feel frayed right now? Or do you feel like your prayers are stuck on repeat? You or a loved one is facing a problem you cannot fix, and your mind stirs with "What if" thinking. In this episode, Michelle shares a simple practice that she learned from Heidi Goehmann during the Reflection Mini Challenge about what you can do with your "what if" thoughts. Michelle also shares how we can look at our problems through the lens of God's promises to us. God holds you in His capable hands You are loved beyond measure God is your shelter and refuge God's power is made...

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Learn About the Reflection Mini Challenge with Michelle and Heidi Goehmann show art Learn About the Reflection Mini Challenge with Michelle and Heidi Goehmann

Peace in His Presence

One of my favorite people to talk to about emotional and mental health is Heidi Goehmann. God allowed our lives to intersect because of our love for words and His Word. Throughout my life, I've labeled my emotions as positive or negative, and when I perceived my emotions through an unfavorable lens, I would feel ashamed. Through my friendship with Heidi, I learned we don't need to label our emotions as good or bad. Heidi and I invite you to join us in our conversation about emotions and how we can use reflection and God's Word to help us move through the challenges we face.   We’ve...

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Measured By Grace show art Measured By Grace

Peace in His Presence

Have you ever messed up or made an unfixable mistake? Your failures do not have the final say over you, God does, and I love how Sharla writes about this in her new book, Measured by Grace. I hope you can take the time to listen in and learn how God sees us as enough in Christ Jesus. I loved my conversation with Sharla; even though I read through her book in preparation for the interview, I learned so much from our time together. If you want to join Michelle on Facebook to go through her book Promised Rest, you can join this group. Michelle on and Heidi on and Music from Uppbeat (free...

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Five R's of Reflection show art Five R's of Reflection

Peace in His Presence

In this episode, I talk to Heidi Goehmann who is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed independent mental health professional about reflection and how it impacts our mental health and how it helps us emotionally and spiritually.  We talk about this through the lens of the Five R’s of Reflection that I have in my book, Promised Rest.  The following is a condensed version of the five Rs: Rejoice: what are you grateful for? Release: what cares or concerns do you need to give to God? Reframe: are there thoughts about yourself, others, and God that need to change? Remember:...

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Trusting God through the uncertainties of life show art Trusting God through the uncertainties of life

Peace in His Presence

Often, our worries come from not being able to control a situation. The truth is that we cannot plan for all the uncertainties we will face, but we can trust our Immanuel, the God who is with us, to give us His strength and peace through all the trials and troubles we will face in this life. When our minds become stuck in "what if" thinking, we see things from our finite viewpoint. We forget that God is infinite and that we can trust Him even when life is uncertain or doesn't make sense. In this episode, Gretchen Ronnevik interviews Michelle about the eighth chapter of her book, Immanuel....

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One of my favorite people to talk to about emotional and mental health is Heidi Goehmann. God allowed our lives to intersect because of our love for words and His Word.

Throughout my life, I've labeled my emotions as positive or negative, and when I perceived my emotions through an unfavorable lens, I would feel ashamed. Through my friendship with Heidi, I learned we don't need to label our emotions as good or bad.

Heidi and I invite you to join us in our conversation about emotions and how we can use reflection and God's Word to help us move through the challenges we face.  

We’ve created a Reflection Mini Challenge that we will share on Instagram, Facebook, or email. The challenge will take place September 26 – 30th.

It’s five days, five moments to reflect, simple and created to fit in and around your schedule.

We will teach you a simple way to pause in God's presence through reflection that you can use throughout your day.

Heidi and I hosted a Facebook live to talk more about the Reflection Mini challenge, and I thought I would share a part of it through this podcast. I hope you can listen in and follow the challenge. 

If you sign up through email, you will be entered to win a devotional book that Heidi and I, along with 50 other female authors, contributed to, it is called Words of Peace and Protection, and I’ve had a preview. It is exactly what we need in this season of life.

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