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Tangible Ways You Can Help Orphans

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Release Date: 11/07/2019

When Loss Means Growth show art When Loss Means Growth

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Motherhood often feels like loss: Loss of your schedule, loss of control, loss of yourself. This can be very confusing because, as a Christian, you KNOW God has called you to live an abundant life! So, what's up with this? Are you doing something wrong? Or are you doing something right? (spoiler: you're doing something right!)

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What Happens to Christians Who Don't Produce Fruit? show art What Happens to Christians Who Don't Produce Fruit?

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

In EP61 I introduced you to our new series based on John 15: Abide. If you haven't listened to that episode yet, do that first! Today I continue by introducing you to the Cast of Characters and the 5 Branches. Then we discuss in detail the branch in Christ that does not bear fruit. What is it? How does it get that way? What happens to it?

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The Message That Changed Everything show art The Message That Changed Everything

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

In 2017, in the midst of the most exhausting season of parenting, God led me to a portion of scripture that changed the way I think, the way I act, the way I pray, and the way I parent. In fact, I cannot think of a single area of my life that has not been transformed by this message. Today, I'm introducing a series that has the potential to transform you as well.

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Fall Well show art Fall Well

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

It's not a matter of if you'll fall, it's how you'll fall. You can berate yourself for falling and shove a handful of chocolate into your face, or you can get up and keep going. Your choice. 

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Stick With It! show art Stick With It!

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

With one more day of our 31-day challenge, you may be thinking "Yay! I'm almost done!" Except you're not. This is where I encourage you to keep going...forever.

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Do a Little More Than You Think You Can show art Do a Little More Than You Think You Can

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

You can do way more than you think you can. We all have a reserve of energy, strength, endurance, and fortitude that exists beyond our comfort zone. Getting stronger and healthier isn't only about will power or programs or dietary guidelines. It's also about learning to access your reserve tank when you think you can't go any further.

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You Will Never Have Ariana Grande's Thighs show art You Will Never Have Ariana Grande's Thighs

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Rather than chasing a "skinny pre-baby" picture of yourself, the celebrity's body, the Instagram influencer's body, the computer-altered super model's body, chase health. 

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Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People show art Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Don't surround yourself with people who will undermine your efforts to be healthy. Instead, gather a support team of likeminded individuals. Healthy community is the key to making better choices, in fitness and in life. 

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Keep Showing Up show art Keep Showing Up

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

One of the biggest challenges of any workout is getting started--every single workout, every single day, for every single workout. Tell yourself "just 10 minutes." Make it your goal to just show up. 

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Set Yourself Up For Success show art Set Yourself Up For Success

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

A well-designed environment encourages good habits and healthy behavior. Make your environment conducive to support your goals and you'll be more successful.

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More Episodes
  1.  Adopt. Sandy’s Blog Series on Adoption

https://thescooponbalance.com/i-want-to-adopt-where-do-i-start/

2. Foster. https://nfpaonline.org/foster

3. Mentor.

4. Tutor.

5. Be an Advocate.https://casaforchildren.org/advocate-for-children/

  1. Provide Respite Care.https://kentucky.kvc.org/programs-and-services/foster-care/

You can ask a foster or adoptive family how you can best serve them, or use the National Foster Care and Adoption Directory to find local agencies that can connect you with information on how to become a respite care provider.

  1. Support foster or adoptive families through a reputable organization on the front lines. 

https://showhope.org/ (Steven Curtis Chapman’s organization)

https://www.orphanoutreach.org

8. Sponsor a child through a reputable organization.

World Vision: https://www.worldvision.org/

Compassion International:

https://www.compassion.com/sponsor-an-orphan.htm

9. Pray.

Comprehensive prayer guide for 24 relevant adoption and foster-related needs.

 

 

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