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Risen Motherhood

A weekly podcast for moms that comes out on Wednesdays. A space to remember we’re not alone in our experiences, to be challenged to have joy among the chaos, remember grace covers guilt, and seek the truth of the gospel above all else. This is the podcast for the imperfect mother, still learning, still growing, and still fully recognizing she doesn’t have it all together—but comes everyday to the base of the cross, to seek the one who does.
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May 12, 2021

When it comes to obedience, we’re all prone to errors. Maybe we say “freedom in Christ!” to justify our actions instead of doing what we know is right, or maybe we live with a constant stream of condemning thoughts instead of resting in the righteousness of Christ. Some of us put off obedience until tomorrow, and some of us are locked in a cycle of despair when we can’t obey perfectly today. In this episode, Laura and Emily talk through the common ditches we find ourselves in as moms, and give practical strategies for getting out of them. So whether you’re procrastinating and trying to avoid the sink full of dishes or you’re grumpy and muscling through to “get the job done,” we hope you’ll find encouragement to walk the true path of obedience. 

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We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the Ten Words to Live By by Jen Wilkin, for helping make this mini-series possible! This book is a fresh, biblical look at the Ten Commandments and how they impact our lives today. Jen shows us that Christians can live in obedience and holiness, and delight in the law of God, without undermining the grace of God. To purchase Ten Words to Live By and Jen’s other best-selling books, just head to their website for more info. We’re so thankful for Crossway’s sponsorship!

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May 5, 2021

Deep down, we want to know we’re doing motherhood right. That we’re not failing or heading down the wrong path in life. This is true for our everyday choices about meals, screens, activities, and the way we spend our time. But it’s also true for how we work through tough relationships, respond to our kid’s hard questions, and make life-changing decisions. How do we know God’s will? In today’s episode, Emily and Laura tackle this question, because it’s not as complicated as you might think! We often wonder if we’re on track, but God’s word doesn’t leave us in the dark. He reveals his design, giving us clear commands, wise principles for life, and a framework for living like Christ in each situation.

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We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the Ten Words to Live By by Jen Wilkin, for helping make this mini-series possible! This book is a fresh, biblical look at the Ten Commandments and how they impact our lives today. Jen shows us that Christians can live in obedience and holiness, and delight in the law of God, without undermining the grace of God. To purchase Ten Words to Live By and Jen’s other best-selling books, just head to their website for more info. We’re so thankful for Crossway’s sponsorship!

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Apr 28, 2021

Obedience. That’s an outdated word, right? But really, our questions in motherhood about where to send our kids to school, what to feed them, and even how we spend our time and money, boils down to this. We don’t want to fail, so we wonder what to obey, how to obey, and how to keep going when we stumble. Essentially, we want to know what it looks like to live ‘Risen Motherhood’—to do all things in a way that please God. This is what we’re exploring in our new mini-series. In the first episode, Emily and Laura tackle these questions and explain why obedience brings freedom. We want to be good moms, and obedience to Christ’s commands is the place to start.

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We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the Ten Words to Live By by Jen Wilkin, for helping make this mini-series possible! This book is a fresh, biblical look at the Ten Commandments and how they impact our lives today. Jen shows us that Christians can live in obedience and holiness, and delight in the law of God, without undermining the grace of God. To purchase Ten Words to Live By and Jen’s other best-selling books, just head to their website for more info. We’re so thankful for Crossway’s sponsorship!

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Mar 17, 2021

Today we’re getting practical. If you’ve ever wondered how to battle fear in everyday life, this episode is for you!  In our final show of the mini-series, Laura and Emily give tools to help moms through fear. Whether you choose one step or all of them, we hope this episode encourages you to action in your battle with fear. Let’s be moms who fear God more!

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We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the ESV Scripture Journals, for helping make this mini-series possible! Pairing individual books of the Bible with blank pages, you can journal as you read, listen to a sermon, or study the Bible. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up the black or Illuminated ESV Scripture Journals for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ membership.

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Mar 10, 2021

When you’re afraid, it’s so helpful to rehearse God’s word. But it can be hard to find a quiet place, or even time, to read and think about what God’s promises mean for your situation. Moms have a lot of demands on their time, so we’ve put together an entire episode designed to help you meditate on God’s word. In this episode, Emily reads a collection of scriptures on fear. So whether you’re scrubbing toilets, driving to work, or even on a walk, we pray these scriptures lift your eyes to the Lord as you face your fears.

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We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the ESV Scripture Journals, for helping make this mini-series possible! Pairing individual books of the Bible with blank pages, you can journal as you read, listen to a sermon, or study the Bible. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up the black or Illuminated ESV Scripture Journals for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ membership.

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Mar 3, 2021

What would happen if we were prepared for the storms of life? What would it look like to cultivate faith that can weather a job loss, or a child’s illness, or our friends rejecting us for our faith? In this episode, we have a special treat—a message from Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth on being a woman who trusts the Lord in the face of fear. Teaching from Proverbs 31:21-25, she encourages us to be proactive—not reactive—to the storms of life.  If you’re looking for practical help in facing your fears, or ever wanted to understand what it means to be a true Proverbs 31 woman, this message is for you! 

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We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of the ESV Scripture Journals, for helping make this mini-series possible! Pairing individual books of the Bible with blank pages, you can journal as you read, listen to a sermon, or study the Bible. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up the black or Illuminated ESV Scripture Journals for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ membership.

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Feb 24, 2021

Do you feel alone in your fears? Do you look around at your friends and neighbors and wonder if there is anyone who understands what you’re facing? Fear can be so isolating, but the good news is, we aren’t alone! In this episode, Laura and Emily introduce us to moms who’ve gone before us. They remind us that God gave us the gift of other believers— in our local churches, the global church, and even in church history—to strengthen our faith, give us courage, and help us know we have friends in the fight.

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We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp, for helping make this mini-series possible! These short devotions invite you to prepare your heart for Easter by focusing on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus this Lenten season. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up Journey to the Cross for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ membership. 

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Feb 17, 2021

Whether we fear an imminent threat or an unlikely scenario, we’re often left wondering how to respond. Maybe we’re more likely to hide and shy away from any possible conflict or to react sharply, boldly fighting back before we’ve sought the Lord. As we face our fears, it’s helpful to stop to think—where is this coming from and what biblical truths apply? In this episode, Emily and Laura talk through how we handle frightening things, giving us principles for facing our fears both big and small, and pointing us to the peace that Christ brings.

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We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp, for helping make this mini-series possible! These short devotions invite you to prepare your heart for Easter by focusing on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus this Lenten season. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up Journey to the Cross for forty percent off with a free Crossway+ membership. 

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Feb 10, 2021

Have you ever wondered why we experience fear in the first place? In this episode, we’re going back to our roots!  Laura and Emily examine fear through the gospel lens—creation, fall, redemption, consummation—reminding us that our fears have an explanation. It hasn’t always been this way, and because of Christ, it won’t be this way forever! If you’re new here or been with us since the beginning, we hope you’ll be encouraged to see your fears in light of the greatest story—God’s story. 

Note: We know that “fear” covers a wide variety of issues—some so lighthearted that we can easily brush them off, and some so disturbing that we can barely utter them to our closest friend. This series is aimed at the most common fears in motherhood—the things that cross our minds and motivate our daily actions. But due to the limitations of our knowledge and the brevity of a 7-episode series we don’t aim to address life’s most complex and sober terrors. Please keep in mind that some instances and experiences of fear may require professional counseling, pastoral care, or a medical doctor.  If you find yourself in a situation that feels much larger than the topics we cover in this series, we encourage you to seek help from professionals who are trained to care for you best in this struggle. 

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We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp, for helping make this mini-series possible! These short devotions invite you to prepare your heart for Easter by focusing on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus this Lenten season. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up Journey to the Cross for forty percent off with a free Crossway+

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Feb 3, 2021

Motherhood offers no shortage of reasons to fear, which is why we’re doing a deep dive into the topic in this mini-series. In the first episode in this 7-episode series, Laura and Emily talk about some of the fears they’ve faced in the past year. Not all fear is bad though, so they give us examples of different types of fear and talk about the best kind—the fear of the Lord. If you find yourself in a state of fear, you’re not alone. Let’s fight our fears together with the truth of God’s word.

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We’re so thankful for Crossway, publisher of Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp, for helping make this mini-series possible! These short devotions invite you to prepare your heart for Easter by focusing on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus this Lenten season. Now through March 31, 2021, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up Journey to the Cross for forty percent off with a free Crossway+

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Dec 16, 2020

As moms, we all fall short of the glory of God day after day. So we need to preach the gospel to ourselves again and again. But how do we actually do that? In this episode, Emily and Laura share how reminding yourself of the gospel is an important part of the Christian walk—but it requires some practice. To preach the gospel, we have to know the gospel. It’s the only thing that keeps us from being defined by the time we yelled in the car or hid in the pantry stress-eating dark chocolate. Momma, your true identity is secure in Christ—offering peace, hope, and joy in every moment.

We’re grateful to Christian Planner for helping make this week’s show possible! Are you looking for a planner to keep you organized, while also helping you keep Christ at the center of your busy life? As a listener of the Risen Motherhood, you can get a free sticker book with a purchase of a 2021 planner through December 31, 2020, while quantities last. Just add the sticker book to your cart and enter the code RISEN at checkout on ChristianPlanner.com.

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Dec 9, 2020

There’s just something about music that helps us remember things we’ve learned in a way that other methods can’t match! In this episode, Emily and Laura celebrate our opportunity to worship God through song. No matter what our singing voices sound like, we can all benefit from remembering God’s goodness and faithfulness through shared songs in the Christian faith. By inviting these moments of worship into our homes, we’re able to experience the joy of knowing God and resting in his promises as a whole family.

We’re grateful to Christian Planner for helping make this week’s show possible! Are you looking for a planner to keep you organized, while also helping you keep Christ at the center of your busy life? From now until December 31, 2020, Risen Motherhood podcast listeners will receive a free sticker book with a purchase of a 2021 planner when you use the code RISEN at checkout on ChristianPlanner.com.

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Dec 2, 2020

Can a mom really develop a personal understanding of the Bible in the season of young children? In this episode, Emily and Laura chat with author and Bible teacher, Jen Wilkin, about her passion for biblical literacy. Jen encourages moms to pursue a firsthand knowledge of scripture and gives practical examples of what this might look like. She offers encouragement to set aside larger blocks of time, get involved in a structured study with accountability, and consistently consume the word whenever and wherever you can. If you haven't been sure how an understanding of scripture can impact your role as a mom, you'll be so challenged and encouraged by this interview!

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We’re grateful to Moody Publishers, who recently published Motherhood Without All the Rules by Maggie Combs, for helping make this week’s show possible! In this new book, Maggie invites you to find freedom from society's rules for motherhood by finding freedom in Christ through obedience to God and his word.

 

Nov 18, 2020

One of the most exciting things we can teach our children is that Jesus came to earth as a tiny baby and that he’s coming back as the King. This past-and-future perspective is at the heart of the Advent season as we celebrate what has happened and wait expectantly for what is to come. In this episode, Emily and Laura explain the meaning of Advent, share ways to celebrate, and encourage moms to find freedom in the Christmas season. Instead of running into the holidays with added pressure of one more thing, we can look to Christ and celebrate the gospel story in our homes from an overflow of joy.

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We’re grateful to Moody Publishers, publishers of the new books, Screen Kids and Grandparenting Screen Kids, for helping make this week’s show possible! These new books provide parents and grandparents with the practical tools needed to make positive changes regarding screen time.

Nov 11, 2020

It’s natural to prefer spending time with moms who share similar parenting values, lifestyle choices, and special interests with us. On the other hand, most of us can instantly think of a mom we avoid, because she makes us uncomfortable with her views in a gray-area of motherhood. These feelings beg the question, “How should we love and interact with those who do motherhood differently than us, especially when those differences breed difficulties?” In this episode, Emily and Laura apply the gospel to these challenging relationships, remembering that the cross levels all of us. Because of the extravagant grace shown to us, we can now love others who are different, even when it’s hard.

We’re grateful to Val Marie Paper, creator of prompted prayer journals, for making this week’s show possible! From now through December 31, 2020 get 10% off any non spiral bound item in their shop with the code RM10.

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Nov 4, 2020

At R|M, we love sharing great resources! In this all new episode, Emily and Laura share a Top 10 List of best products to encourage and equip us in our relationship with the Lord along with gift ideas for kids and some of their personal favorite books. As much as we love these beautiful, intentional, and creative resources, we hope they ultimately point you to Christ and his word. Resources can be helpful, but only God’s word is essential.

We’re grateful to Operation Christmas Child for helping make this week’s show possible! Operation Christmas Child provides a simple way for your family to meet practical needs of children all over the world, while also bringing the hope of the gospel. National Shoebox Collection week is November 16–23, 2020, so there’s still time to fill a shoebox with your kids. You can even fill your entire box online!

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Oct 28, 2020

Moms know that you don’t start reading a storybook in the middle! If you skip the first half, your kids miss important aspects of the plot and the character development. Instead, you start at the very beginning and view all of the parts as a whole. But for some reason, when it comes to the Bible, we often toss that concept aside and go straight for the easier-to-understand New Testament books. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss the importance of reading the Old Testament, citing eight reasons why it really matters! Processing the entire Bible in light of the cross is critical for us (and our kiddos) to rightly understand God's epic redemption story.

We’re grateful to Christian Standard Bible, a Bible translation for everyone, for making this week’s show possible. Whether reading to a child, teaching in your women’s ministry, or using for personal study, the CSB will be accurate, readable, and shareable. Find your Bible at csbible.com.

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Oct 21, 2020

We know we should be grateful for the gifts God has given us in motherhood. But instead, we may find ourselves battling discontentment, anxiety, and stress over our inability to keep up with even the simplest tasks. In this episode, Emily and Laura talk with author Hannah Anderson about her book Humble Roots. Hannah applies gospel-truth to challenging topics like postpartum body image, vocational or ministry calling, and dealing with the temptation to live for our ideal version of motherhood instead of God's plan for us. This conversation is candid, challenging, and leaves much to be considered as Hannah offers an opportunity for weary moms to rest by accepting their limitations and letting God be God.

We’re grateful to Well-Watered Women, creators of the Give Me Jesus Journal, for making this week’s show possible. From now through December 31 2020, you can use the promo code RISEN10 for 10% off anything in their shop.

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Oct 14, 2020

Evangelism is an essential part of the Christian life—so why does it feel so overwhelming and awkward? Maybe you worry you’ll say the wrong thing or offend someone. But when you think about it, is there anything better or more beautiful than sharing Christ? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss some common pitfalls we experience in evangelism and the gospel hope that drives us to try again. From the people in our homes to those we see in our communities, we can share the greatest news of Christ’s resurrection by simply sharing what he did and how the gospel impacts our own lives!

We’re grateful to Crossway and the ESV Women’s Study Bible for making this week’s show possible. Now through November 14, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up an ESV Women’s Study Bible for 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Head over to crossway.org/risenmotherhood to find out more!

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Oct 7, 2020

Scroll through Pinterest or eavesdrop in a coffee shop and you might see or hear something along the lines of, “All I need is a whole lotta of Jesus and a little bit of coffee/tacos/Netflix/sleep.” While it’s usually said in jest, we all have little crutches that we tend to rely on when we’re in survival mode. In this episode, Emily and Laura talk about potential crutches in motherhood like wine, shopping, or social media. While these things may make us feel good temporarily, only Christ is the source of our greatest and lasting joy. So momma, let’s go back to the cross and fix our eyes on the only one able to sustain, encourage, grow, and help us in every situation—Jesus.

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Sep 30, 2020

The daily hardships of motherhood weigh on us—difficult decisions, potty training, sleeplessness, and more. But sometimes we experience deeper, more profound suffering that makes us cry out, “Why God?” In this episode, Emily and Laura offer gospel encouragement for those in the midst of deep suffering. Suffering is different for everyone, but scripture offers unshakeable hope in every situation. Since God didn’t excuse himself from suffering, one day—through Christ—our suffering will give way to joy.

We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Check out Crossway’s ESV Women’s Study Bible and get 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Offer valid until November 14, 2020.

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Sep 23, 2020

Kids say the darndest things sometimes, don’t they? Maybe it’s a comment about someone’s hair while you’re in line at the grocery store or they ask a question about someone’s dialect when you have a neighbor over for dinner, but no matter where it happens, it’s normal for children to show curiosity about God’s diverse design. In this episode, Trillia Newbell joins Emily and Laura to share practical ways we can explain God’s very good idea about diversity to our children, exposing them to different types of people with joy and transparency. The gospel speaks a better word than our culture—affirming that all people are made in the image of God and should be loved as such.

We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Check out Crossway’s ESV Women’s Study Bible and get 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Offer valid until November 14, 2020.

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Sep 16, 2020

You know that little voice in your head? The one that pipes up when you feel guilt over letting your kids eat too many cookies or sets off an internal alarm when you watch something questionable? All of us have one, but it’s not necessarily the Holy Spirit. What is it exactly? In this episode, Emily and Laura explore the topic of personal conscience. God gave us a conscience to help discern what’s right and wrong in the everyday “gray” areas of life. While it can be dulled by sin, God can recalibrate our consciences through the study of his word and fellowship with believers, so we can do all things in faith with love.

We’re grateful to singer-songwriter Janet Blair for making this week’s show possible. She is looking for inspiration for future music and wants to tell your story through song. To be considered, simply enter at songplease.com by September 30.

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Sep 9, 2020

Parenting alongside your husband can sometimes feel awkward and bumpy. We want to be intentional, but it can seem like we have wildly different styles and strategies than our spouses! In this episode, Emily and Laura dive into the topic of marital unity. Even though we have different upbringings, personalities, strengths, and weaknesses, God has joined us in marriage for his mission. He designed for us to do it together! Through Christ, we can have humility, forgive one another, refocus on our mission, and live in unity with our husbands as we parent together.

We’re grateful to singer-songwriter Janet Blair for making this week’s show possible. She is looking for inspiration for future music and wants to tell your story through song. To be considered, simply enter at songplease.com by September 30.

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Sep 2, 2020

Even when it seems like you've done everything right as a mom, inevitably, things still don't go as planned. Someone disobeys, comes down with a fever, talks back or leaves their toy on the ground for you to step on, and in no time...you blow it. Your hopes for a near-perfect day are dashed, leaving you wondering if there's even any point in trying. On today's episode, Emily and Laura talk about those bad moments and how we’re tempted to let them dominate our whole day. But we don't have to get stuck there, because our identity in Christ means we can keep pursuing holiness, even when we sin or our circumstances aren’t ideal. When we have faith that the Spirit of Christ works in us and we want to live in light of our redemption, we can press on in faithfulness. Momma, will you join us?

We’re grateful to World Vision for making this week’s show possible. World Vision is helping the world’s most vulnerable children and their communities address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit worldvision.org/rm to sponsor a child today. 

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