The enCourage Women's Podcast
Gospel-Centered Hope for Women to Fulfill Your God-Given Design
info_outline The Cross-Shaped Life: Farewell Words - Upper Room Discourse - John 16 & 17 04/16/2019
The Cross-Shaped Life: Farewell Words - Upper Room Discourse - John 16 & 17 Begin preparing your heart for Easter now. Courtney Doctor joins Karen Hodge to encourage us to enter into John 16 & 17. Courtney reminds us of the hope of the Gospel, that the promises of Christ really are true and for today!
info_outline The Cross-Shaped Life: Farewell Words - Upper Room Discourse - John 15 04/09/2019
The Cross-Shaped Life: Farewell Words - Upper Room Discourse - John 15 On today's episode Paula Miles joins Karen Hodge to continue preparing our hearts for Easter. Paula encourages us to enter into John 15 and what it means to abide in Christ.
info_outline The Cross-Shaped Life: Farewell Words - Upper Room Discourse - John 14 04/02/2019
The Cross-Shaped Life: Farewell Words - Upper Room Discourse - John 14 On today's episode Susan Tyner joins Karen Hodge to help prepare our hearts for Easter. As we enter into John 14, Susan challenges us to think deeply about the things Jesus said before His death and resurrection, because Jesus really was right!
info_outline The Cross-Shaped Life: Farewell Words - Upper Room Discourse - John 13 03/26/2019
The Cross-Shaped Life: Farewell Words - Upper Room Discourse - John 13 Begin preparing your heart for Easter now. Sarah Ivill joins Karen Hodge to encourage us to enter into John 13 and the journey to Holy Week. What does it mean to have a cross-shaped life?
info_outline Hungry--Learning to Feed Your Soul with Christ 03/05/2019
Hungry--Learning to Feed Your Soul with Christ Is your spirit hungry? Today, Rondi Lauterbach joins Karen Hodge to talk about how God's Word feeds our souls. Rondi shares her heart for teaching women to study the Bible and some easy and practical tips to help us feast on any passage of Scripture.
info_outline Image Dei--Being an Image Bearer 02/26/2019
Image Dei--Being an Image Bearer What does it mean to be an image bearer of God? Today, Vanessa Hawkins joins Karen Hodge to talk about the daily impact being an image bearer has on how we view God, how we view ourselves, and how we view others.
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.