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Opening Day with Stirring Faith

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Welcome to the new Stirring Faith Podcast — Opening Day

Last week was the final episode of THE SHE YEARNS PODCAST. From this day forward, we will be recognized and known as STIRRING FAITH WITH CHERI STRANGE. But don’t worry. If you are a current subscriber, you will not need to do anything. You should automatically be updated with the changes. It’s Opening Day for us! We are so glad you are here to share it with us.

Today’s opening episode is a brief reflection of what God has done to get us from point A to point B. And then we wanted to invite you to participate in a contest. The details are available in the podcast, itself, but if you want a written version, we have included these in a blog here.

You could be the winner of these awesome items! So, I hope you will check it out.

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For your reassurance, Stirring Faith contains the same type of quality content and messaging. We simply felt we needed clearer packaging to help people locate the podcast and recognize who it was for and what it was about. Thank you for listening and being a part of the community!

There are two IMMEDIATE benefits for you with these changes I want to mention:

  • You can now listen on Spotify!
  • You can share Sound Bites like this one from today’s episode (Ha! It’s appearing rather LARGE in this post, but it’s PERFECT for social media sharing on Instagram or Facebook. It will help your friends try it out a few seconds to see if it’s something worth their time and your recommendation.) I will be sharing these on social media and you can share it, too.

Don’t forget about The Show Notes!

Just fill out the form and today’s note will go straight to your inbox. Because this episode is not hardy in material, we won’t send out notes, but, generally speaking, every episode, after you sign up, should show up on the device of your choosing. What could be better?

How Awesome is Show Notes?

If you are already a subscriber to the She Yearns Updates, you will begin receiving a link to a pdf. But this is different. By signing up here, you will ONLY RECEIVE Show Notes for the podcast. There is nothing to download unless there is some sort of bonus offered.

You can also use this resource to take with you to coffee with a friend or sit with a small group and talk about the topic together. It’s a quick low prep to no prep way to have a deep discussion about relevant Gospel-centered topics that matter to your everyday lives. So don’t wait! Sign up today!

Besides Opening Day,  — Your God is For Me is one of my favorite recent episodes. You can find it here if you are interested.

You can now check out the latest episodes from iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, iHeartRADIO, or BuzzSprout. Just click on the links below! As always, you can scroll down and listen right here!

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soul care

And if you have not already become a subscriber to the podcast, allow me to invite you to become one for the She Yearns Podcast by going to any of the providers and signing up for the RSS feed to have it automatically updated to your device! It’s basically ONE CLICK! And it doesn’t use any extra memory and really makes life easier.

If you enjoyed this episode, Opening Day, or found it helpful, please leave a comment or review in your hosting provider service! We cannot do it without you! The only way the word goes out further is with your help. Please share it as you feel the leading.

Thank you for listening,

 

 

Opening Day

opening day stirring faith

Opening Day

Stirring Faith Podcast

Today was a Big Day. It’s was the first official day we aired an episode as the Stirring Faith Podcast with Cheri Strange, rather than The She Yearns Podcast. Oh, it’s still the same solid content and the same RSS. If you are a subscriber, you didn’t even need to breathe differently to begin receiving it. But we made lots of improvements on our end. And I couldn’t be more excited. This Opening Day is important for you because I introduced a contest and promised to post the details RIGHT HERE.

Contest Details

We are giving away one copy of Jen Wilkin’s book, In His Image, along with our latest set of our cards, Words to Live By – from the Unleash Your Brave collection, 8, 2-sided cards that fit inside your phone: one side has a Scripture verse while the other side houses a prayer using that Scripture. They come on a ring so you can easily carry them with you. We have also included a $5 coupon to use on anything later in the She Yearns Shop of your choosing.

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How to become a Contest Participant

This is how it’s going to work.

  1. Subscribe to the Podcast, Stirring Faith with Cheri Strange. (If you have already been a subscriber to the She Yearns Podcast — YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY A SUBSCRIBER TO Stirring Faith).
  2. Rate the Podcast
  3. Write a brief review. This is not a narrative. It can be short, but you DO have to write something in the form of a review.
  4. When you post your review at iTunes, YOU MUST take a screenshot.
  5. Share your screenshot to at least ONE social media with a hashtag of the title of this podcast #stirringfaith and a link to this particular show that was giving away the Giveaway: Opening Day.
  6. Email me your evidence – at info@sheyearns.com with a link to your post on social media. I will also need your real name, not your cute email handles, like sweetums or Ilovejesus@hotmail.

One awesome person will win!

I will select a winner by next Monday (January 27, 2020), which is when this podcast normally airs (unless there is a holiday, like this week). At that time, I will announce the winner and there will be great rejoicing!!!!!! Then I will contact that person so I can mail the prize to the winner!

Thank you in advance, for participating!

I HOPE YOU LOVE THE NEW MUSIC!!!!!

Have a great week.

For His Glory,

Taste and See

Taste and See

Podcast #63

 

Hey!

Welcome to the podcast!

You have likely heard it before. “Taste and See that the Lord is good.” But what does it mean for you and me. And what does it look like in real life? How can we make it a reality that is more than a pretty verse to post on Instagram or inspiration found on a mug? These are all questions that we address as we look further into the topic in this episode of the She Yearns Podcast, Learning to Taste and See, through the life of Nehemiah.

Please know, I’m so glad you are here! I love the podcast.

Season Three just began last week. We have something new this season for you. It’s Show Notes! Just sign up using this form and each episode will be delivered to your in-box as they are created.

Easy Peasy!

If you are already a subscriber to the She Yearns Updates, you will begin receiving a link to a pdf. But this is different. By signing up here, you will ONLY RECEIVE Show Notes for the podcast. Nothing to download, unless there is some sort of bonus offered. You can also use this resource to take with you to coffee with a friend or sit with a small group and talk about the topic together. It’s a quick low prep to no prep way to have a deep discussion about relevant Gospel-centered topics that matter to your everyday lives. So don’t wait! Sign up today!

If you missed the first episode of Season Three, Finding Satisfaction, don’t worry. You can find it here. It goes nicely with today’s content. When you sign up to receive your Show Notes, just email me to let me know if you would like this first episode, also. I pray it is beneficial for you and those you encounter.

You can now check out the latest episodes from iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, iHeartRADIO, or SoundCloud. Just click on the links below! As always, you can scroll down and listen right here!

soul care

soul care

And if you have not already become a subscriber to the podcast, allow me to invite you to become one for the She Yearns Podcast by going to any of the providers and signing up for the RSS feed to have it automatically updated to your device! It’s basically ONE CLICK! And it doesn’t use any extra memory and really makes life easier.

If you enjoyed this episode, Taste and See, or found it helpful, please leave a comment or review in your hosting provider service. I also love it when you post below! It really helps us here and anyone who visits the page. We cannot do it without you! The only way the word goes out further is with your help. Please share it as you feel the leading.

Thank you for listening.

Cheri

Day 7: Faithfulness in the Small Things

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Bible Readings for Day 7: Faithfulness in the Small Things–Exodus 13:17-18; John 12:49-50; 14:15; 30-31; 15:9-10; Philippians 2:5-8.

If we were to take our cues from Scripture, focusing on the relationship between the Father and the Son, we could make the case that God receives love through obedience.

Succinctly stated, “Christ emptied himself in order to be filled up with obedience.” (ref. 15)

I can think of several other things I would like to be filled up with rather than obedience. (At the moment, M&M’sÒ would be at the top of my list.) Herein lies my problem. As Philippians describes, Jesus understood best how to love God with all His heart. He knew His purpose and fulfilled it completely. I struggle with this combination.

Our willingness to do what God desires is a crucial element to loving God with all our hearts. This call can be found in most books of the Bible. Many individuals failed to heed the call. Most chose their own way. But if we want to become passionate followers of Jesus, obedience is imperative.

Is Jesus a broken record on this topic, or does He simply understand my yearnings for M&M’s over obedience? Why the frequent parallel between love and obedience? How will my obedience enable my relationship with the Lord to flourish?

My efforts to shed light on my own ponderings brought me to Exodus 13:17-18.

What if the process is entirely the point? Suppose God is more concerned with the journey marked out for each of us than the final destination? If this is accurate, He would want the relationship to be marked by learning to Love Him in response to His love to us. But (and this is where my candy bowl overpowers me) we are not like Him. Instead, we are impatient to arrive at perfection. We are not satisfied with baby steps and scenic routes. We don’t want to wait to grow and learn. We have no interest in serving our desert time and taking the long road. Like the Israelites, we want to be in our promised lands or back in Egypt. No, the prospect of the process being the point is not appealing.

He could make us godly through our pillows overnight. That route would indeed be shorter. But that is not His style. Instead, He woos us through a dynamic, growing relationship all the days of our lives.

Cheri

Faithfulness in the Small Things from Cheri Strange on Vimeo.

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