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The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Release Date: 01/28/2020

Perfectionism and Its Roots show art Perfectionism and Its Roots

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

My favorite childhood game was a game called Perfection. The object of the game was to fit all the little geometric pieces in their proper place before time runs out. If you didn’t, the whole game exploded and the pieces flew everywhere. For those of us who struggle with Perfectionism, this is how we feel every day—pressured to get everything in place just so or the whole thing explodes in our face. If you are a perfectionist or you love someone who is, this episode is for you.

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4 Encouraging Things When All the News is Scary show art 4 Encouraging Things When All the News is Scary

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

As of today, we are looking at a minimum of 30 more days of social distancing due to COVID-19. The news is scary. The number of confirmed cases and deaths caused by the coronavirus continues to climb. I don’t know about you, but I could use some encouragement right about now. So today, I’m giving you four encouraging things that are true and good and will not change, even in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Helping Frazzled Moms Find Peace show art Helping Frazzled Moms Find Peace

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Hi! I'm Sandy Cooper, and I help frazzled moms find peace. If you’re a mom who sometimes feels tired, confused, or overwhelmed, with balancing the demands of motherhood in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, you’ve also come to the right place!

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One Year of The Balanced MomCast! show art One Year of The Balanced MomCast!

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Today we are celebrating the one-year birthday of this podcast. I know…they grow up so fast. To celebrate, I'm giving you a little behind the scenes episode: a list (of course it's a list) of 10 Fun Facts about the Balanced MomCast and me. Put on your party hat and grab a cup of punch, as we celebrate one year of The Balanced MomCast. 

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Fake Fruit, Real Fruit, and Why You Should Care show art Fake Fruit, Real Fruit, and Why You Should Care

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Jesus said 8 times (!) in John 15 that He wants us to bear fruit. But what does that even mean? In EP65 we said that abiding is all the stuff that no one sees. Well, fruit is the stuff EVERYONE sees (and feels, and tastes, and smells) coming from you. Real fruit is the natural and inevitable outgrowth of a branch that is abiding in the Vine and is regularly and properly pruned by The Vinedresser.

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The Hard Truth About Abiding in Christ show art The Hard Truth About Abiding in Christ

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Welcome to a very frank yet loving discussion about what it really means to abide in Christ. At the risk of sounding completely over the top, studying, understanding, and then applying these truths has impacted every single area of my life. My heart is to encourage and equip you to live a fruitful life. So, if you’re ready for some tough love on how to become a branch in Christ that bears much fruit, then listen in.

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How to Know If You're Disconnected From the Vine show art How to Know If You're Disconnected From the Vine

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

What does it mean when Jesus said, "Apart from me you can do nothing"?

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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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