The enCourage Women's Podcast
Gospel-Centered Hope for Women to Fulfill Your God-Given Design
info_outline Body Image & Weight Loss 02/12/2019
Body Image & Weight Loss Do you like what you see in the mirror? Or do you feel like you are stuck in the "before" picture and the "after" picture is illusive? Today, Renee Mathis joins Karen Hodge to encourage us to think biblically about body image and weight loss. Renee shares how she has learned to depend on Christ in her weight loss journey.
info_outline Slowly Unraveled 01/29/2019
Slowly Unraveled Is the Gospel really changing your life? We know it should make a difference, but if we are honest, change is hard and messy. On today's episode, Rachael Craddock joins Karen Hodge to talk about how the gospel has been slowly unraveling her past, to make her a new creation in Christ.
info_outline No Ordinary Day Planner 01/22/2019
No Ordinary Day Planner Life isn’t glamorous or peaceful every moment of every day, so we must learn to have eternal eyes for the every day moments in our lives. Today, Mimi Brady joins Karen Hodge to talk about how our theology impacts how we walk through ‘witching hours’, messy rooms and frustrated attitudes. Do you want to learn how to see each day and each moment as a gift from the Lord so that God is glorified in all of it? Join us as we seek to truly know that there is no such thing as an ordinary day!
info_outline Unhitching from the Crazy Train 01/15/2019
Unhitching from the Crazy Train Julie Sparkman joins Karen Hodge to talk about her book Unhitching from the Crazy Train. Julie shares her experience as a biblical counselor to unpack biblical truths we need to find rest in a world we can’t control. Would you like to replace your unrealistic expectations and tendency to control others with God’s purpose and peace? Then join us...
info_outline Women's Ministry around the World 12/11/2018
Women's Ministry around the World What is God doing around the world? Today, Connie Miller joins Karen Hodge to talk about CDM's International Women's Ministry, which is strengthening churches around the world by partnering with churches to connect people to people and people to resources. Be encouraged, God is on the move!
info_outline Engaging Disability with the Gospel 12/04/2018
Engaging Disability with the Gospel Is your church inviting to all people and all families? Making the church a safe and welcoming place for all people is an important part of engaging people with the Gospel. Today, Ashley Belknap joins Karen Hodge to introduce us to Engaging Disability With The Gospel, the denominational disability ministry for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
info_outline Meaningful Family Moments 11/27/2018
Meaningful Family Moments Where is your focus over the holidays? Are you so busy pursuing "magical memories" that you fail to live in the moment? Holly Mackle joins Karen Hodge to redefine what makes a meaningful family moment, and Holly shares her own struggle to live in the truth of what really matters.
info_outline Adoption and Foster Care 11/20/2018
Adoption and Foster Care Jesus called the little children to Himself because orphans and children are dear to His heart. Today, Shea Patrick shares about God's faithfulness in her family's call to foster care and adoption. She tells how her family's hope in the gospel and their belief that the Church is called by God to care for the orphans as He places them in families has enabled them to say yes to hard things like fostering and adoption. And she wants us to know it is a HUGE blessing.
info_outline Coming Alongside Our Military Families 11/13/2018
Coming Alongside Our Military Families Veteran's Day has just passed, but it's not too late to honor those who are serving. Today, Hunter Beless joins Karen Hodge to talk about how we can come alongside our military families both spiritually and in practical ways that enCourage their hearts with the Gospel.
info_outline Idols of a Mother's Heart 11/06/2018
Idols of a Mother's Heart What motivates or distracts you from following Christ? Motherhood is a blessing, but can also reveal those idols of our hearts that distract our devotion to Christ. Christina Fox joins Karen Hodge to talk about replacing the idols of our hearts with a greater love for Christ.
info_outline Cultivating a Culture of Vulnerability 10/30/2018
Cultivating a Culture of Vulnerability How can you get real with other women and foster a sense of safety that encourages others to share? Hope Blanton joins Karen Hodge to talk about how fear can keep us from real community, but the Gospel can make us strong and courageous.
info_outline Finding Holy in the Suburbs 10/09/2018
Finding Holy in the Suburbs What does it look like to live a full Christian life in the suburbs? Suburbs reflect our good, God-given desire for a place to call home. And suburbs also reflect our own brokenness. On this episode, Ashley Hales joins Karen Hodge to discuss how to find holy in the suburbs.
info_outline Life-Giving Leadership 10/02/2018
Life-Giving Leadership Do you look in the mirror and see a leader? But the truth is, if you look over your shoulder you probably see someone following you, even if it is just a small child; but does your leadership bring others closer to Christ? On this episode, Susan Hunt joins Karen Hodge to discuss how to think biblically about leadership.
info_outline Sharing Our Stories for the Sake of Christ 09/25/2018
Sharing Our Stories for the Sake of Christ Have you ever been hesitant to share your story? On this episode of the enCourage podcast, Elizabeth Turnage joins Karen Hodge to talk about how sharing our stories can be an act of worship because God is the author of every person's story. Elizabeth shares how we can have a "Story Feast" to make sharing our stories easier, because God truly does value every person's story!
info_outline In All Things...Unshakable Joy 09/18/2018
In All Things...Unshakable Joy Is your joy unshakable? Children can be quick to giggle, but sometimes as adults we can struggle to find our joy. The Apostle Paul may have known something we don't for in the book of Philippians, he describes joy that is certainly not affected by his circumstances. Today, Melissa Kruger shares how her study of Paul's letter gave her an unshakeable joy.
info_outline God for Us 09/11/2018
God for Us Does God ever feel far away? On this episode of the enCourage podcast, Abby Hutto joins Karen Hodge to talk about God's love and the struggle most of us face in believing God is for us. Abby shares her own struggle with feeling distant from God, and how her study of the Gospel of John brought her closer to Jesus and the love of the Father.
info_outline Even Better Than Eden 09/04/2018
Even Better Than Eden How do you think of eternity? Can you even imagine a place better than Eden? On this episode of the enCourage podcast, Nancy Guthrie joins Karen Hodge to talk about God's glorious plan for a new Eden--and spoiler alert...it will be better than the original! Nancy shares how the hope of what is to come fuels our today in a transforming way.
info_outline "Women's Ministry 101" From Susan Hunt's Workshop 08/21/2018
"Women's Ministry 101" From Susan Hunt's Workshop Each year, CDM hosts a women's leadership training conference to help strengthen churches. This summer, you will get a chance to listen to some of the speakers. You can access all of the audio files from this year's conference in the Ministry Toolbox for Women's Ministry on the CDM website www.pcacdm.org
info_outline Preparing Your Heart to Lead Others to the Word 08/14/2018
Preparing Your Heart to Lead Others to the Word How do you prepare your heart as a Bible teacher? Whether you're teaching a class, sharing Biblical truth with a friend, or instructing your children, sharing the Bible can be intimidating. On today's episode, we are replaying Karen's conversation with Susan Tyner on preparing to lead others to the Word. Summer is a great time to begin preparing to lead a fall Bible study. If that thought is daunting, listen again, as Susan reminds us that leading isn't about perfection but about Jesus.
info_outline Shattered--Breaking Free of the Image of Good, to Become the Image of God 08/07/2018
Shattered--Breaking Free of the Image of Good, to Become the Image of God Are you tired of living with that "good girl" mask? Do you long to stop doing and start being? Today, we are replaying Karen's conversation with Elizabeth Garn as they discuss what it means to be an image bearer of God.
info_outline "I'll Stick By You" from CB Campano's Workshop 07/31/2018
"I'll Stick By You" from CB Campano's Workshop Each year, CDM hosts a women's leadership training conference to help strengthen churches. This summer, you will get a chance to listen to some of the speakers. You can access all of the audio files from this year's conference in the Ministry Toolbox for Women's Ministry on the CDM website www.pcacdm.org
info_outline Coming Alongside Those Who Are Suffering 07/24/2018
Coming Alongside Those Who Are Suffering How do you move toward those who are in pain? What do you say when someone you know suffers a great loss? What really helps? Today, we are replaying Karen's conversation with Nancy Guthrie as she shares her own experience with the loss of two children. Nancy shares a biblical perspective that will help you be an encouragement to those who are hurting.
info_outline Faithfulness in the Afternoon of Life 07/17/2018
Faithfulness in the Afternoon of Life What does it mean to grow old with grace and purpose? On today's episode, we are replaying Karen's conversation with Sharon Betters about being faithful in the afternoon of life because growing older is hard, and we all need a little encouragement to keep our eyes on Jesus. Listen again, and be renewed by the truth.
info_outline Fostering Cross Generational Conversations from Bethany Phillis's Workshop 07/10/2018
Fostering Cross Generational Conversations from Bethany Phillis's Workshop Each year, CDM hosts a women's leadership training conference to help strengthen churches. This summer, you will get a chance to listen to some of the speakers. You can access all of the audio files from this year's conference in the Ministry Toolbox for Women's Ministry on the CDM website www.pcacdm.org
info_outline Why ONE? 06/26/2018
Why ONE? The brokenness of this world hurts. Its broken edges rub up against our tender hearts and pierce our relationships creating division, conflict, and grief, but the work of Christ promises us more than this world’s brokenness. Scripture promises us that one day our divided hearts will be renewed and our broken relationships will be restored. In this episode, we are replaying Karen's conversation with Courtney Doctor as they discuss ONE, John 17:20-21, and the hope of God’s Story From Garden to Glory.