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How to Cope with Your Prodigal

April 21, 2021
Prodigals

Moms work so hard protecting our little ones from bad influences. We care deeply. When they make bad choices as an adult, we ache.

Monica Schmelter was my guest this week, and she offers wisdom, prayers, and guidance for moms with prodigals.

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Podcast

How to Survive a Cancer Diagnosis

April 15, 2021
Cancer

I have done interviews now for over ten years, and I have heard sad stories of abuse and heartbreak, but I have also heard how God can heal. Nancy Kay Grace was my guest this week and explained her 17 year struggle with cancer. She praises God and tells how she made it through.

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Podcast

Coping with Your Disabled Child

April 8, 2021
Disabled child

Raising five children taught me how creative kids can be. I never knew what new thing one of them might try, and now that they are grown, that’s still true. However, having a disabled child upends your world. First, you deal with the emotions, and then you try to cope.

This week, I gathered a couple talented ladies who have special children. Sharon Tedford is an artist, singer, and writer, and Carol McCracken writes and does adult discipleship ministry. Both share what they learned to encourage moms who struggle with that new diagnosis.

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Podcast

What is the Importance of Easter?

April 1, 2021
Easter

Easter brings to mind decorated eggs and bunnies. I have several photos of my granddaughter with the Easter bunny and they are precious. However, the message of Easter goes beyond rabbits.

My guest this week was Ray Simmons. He discussed the history of Easter and the meaning to our lives.

For more information on the resurrection, go here.

Listen to Ray speak here.

Encouragement

Oh April 2021, How We Welcome You

March 31, 2021

“Holy Father, we humble ourselves before you with the deepest gratitude for your gracious love. How unworthy we are for the gift of your son and the precious blood he shed for our sins. We joyfully praise you that Jesus rose from the dead and conquered our biggest foe, death. As your children, we rejoice that we can look forward to eternal life in your presence. May we spend all our days living to bring you glory and advance your kingdom. We gladly proclaim: He is risen! He is risen indeed! I pray in the Name of Jesus, Amen.”

May the below Others Centered Calendar Challenge be an encouragement to you and those around you. My team and I pray these prompts get you one step closer toward our God, the Ultimate Father, who controls ALL things, including justice, peace, and our nation.

The Art of Living is #OthersCentered Calendar-April 2021-Cynthia L. Simmons

To download, the April 2021 Others Centered Calendar Challenge, click here.

Podcast

Rekindling the Joy of Parenting

March 26, 2021
Unshakable joy

After I had my first child, the doctor examined her and told me she was beautiful. “Enjoy her.”

His words caught me by surprise, but I’ve never forgotten them. Once life overwhelms us, we can let that joy slip away.

My guest this week was author Jennifer Slattery. She helps young moms hang onto that joy while they parent. She offers a study for those who might like more information.

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Podcast

Helping Your Child Develop Attachment

March 18, 2021
Bonding

All of us want our children to feel close to us and develop normally. How can we be sure they are on track?

My guest this week was Mary Anne Quinn, and she explained attachment and its development. She offered tips on spotting inadequate bonding.

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Podcast

Praying Through Every Emotion

March 11, 2021
Praying

Before we married, My husband and I decided we would never discipline in anger. I blew that one early. When my daughter was about 18 months old, she climbed in my lap and bit my shoulder. Hard. I squealed and slapped her, and I felt terrible immediately.

My guest this week was Linda Evans Shepherd who wrote Praying Through Every Emotion. She told the story behind the book and explained how prayer can help with difficult emotions.

Click here to download extra prayers that didn’t fit into her book.

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Podcast

How to Maintain a Positive Mindset

March 4, 2021
Positive Mindset

Years ago, I taught a Bible study for ladies with a friend. Whenever it was my turn to teach, I battled negative thoughts, which I believe were spiritual attacks. Philippians 4 tells us to think about things that are good and excellent. How can we do that when life is crazy?

My guest this week was counselor Michelle Nietert. She offered a roadmap to keep our thinking on track.

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Encouragement

March 2021, We Welcome You

March 1, 2021

“Oh father, I praise you for who you are, for your majesty and glory. As spring hovers on the horizon, my heart is heavy as I see the evil, fear, and unrest around me. I pray for your steadfast grace to empower me. May I live in this world as an alien who seeks your kingdom rather than cling to comfort. Remind me you put me here with spiritual gifts for such a time as this. Keep my vision clearly focused on you so I can shed your light and love. I want to be a source of your grace and beauty. Let me overflow with your mercy and kindness while I speak truth. I pray in the Name of Jesus, Amen.”

May the below Others Centered Calendar Challenge be an encouragement to you and those around you. My team and I pray these prompts get you one step closer toward our God, the Ultimate Father, who controls ALL things, including justice, peace, and our nation.

To download, the March 2021 Others Centered Calendar Challenge, click here.

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