Empowered Homes Podcast

Empowered Homes Podcast

Home – where life happens. Where we share our most vulnerable moments. Where we look for strength and encouragement. We all want our homes to be a place of rest, blessing, and empowerment. We all want to strengthen our homes to be a healthy environment where we grow deeper in our relationships with the ones we love most. Where do we start? How do I find guidance to address the challenges my home is facing? Empowered Homes exists to provide practical resources and strategies to help empower your home to be all that it was designed to be. In this podcast, you will find a variety of topics covered–all providing practical resources for your home. We are honored to partner with your home on this journey.Visit Empoweredhomes.org for more information.For questions or ideas email podcast@empoweredhomes.org

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June 10, 2021 29 min

In this episode, Maggie and Bobby sit down to talk about five summer activities to connect church and home. How do we live out our faith in intentional ways this summer?

  • Memorize at Scripture Verse as a family
  • Weekly Prayer Focus
  • VBS, Camps, and Retreats 
  • Summer Reading Plan
  • Explore Creation 
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    If you have questions or suggestions for future episodes, email podcast@empoweredhomes.org 

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    Tough Conversations

    It's not just the routines, schedules, discipline, and heartaches—it's the hard conversations. One of the greatest challenges of parenting is navigating the crucial conversations that we must have with our kids.  In this episode of the Empowered Homes Podcast, Bobby talks to the Scroggins and their story about coming "full circle" as parents.

    The Scroggins

    Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins have been marri...

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    In this episode, Maggie and Bobby sit down with Rita Ramirez and Eric Conley to talk about college students. We talk about how to prepare our students for success in college. We also chat about returning college students and preparing your heart and your home for the adjustment back at home. We also have a special guest with us, Ryan Scantling, from the University of Arkansas. He is a friend of Eric and he shares so much wisdom abo...

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    The Whole Story for the Whole Family is the family devotional parents need to help their kids grow in their faith.

    Parents are called to be the primary faith trainers in the lives of their children. That means we, as parents, should help them know and understand the Bible so they can know, love, and understand God and His Son, Jesus. But so many parents feel overwhelmed and exhausted at the thought of discipling their children. Wher...

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    Many people feel the desire to study Scripture and to place the word of God at the center of their home. But often we feel inadequate or unequipped to do so effectively. This breakout will focus on how to build, in yourself and in your children, the habit of learning to go to Scripture for nourishment and guidance.

    Check out the video version of today's episode by (clicking here).

    For more information or questions please email po...

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    In this episode, Bobby gets on the phone to talk to Ted Shimer about his program and book called "The Freedom Fight."

    As a new partner with Empowered Homes, you can access the 30 Day Challenge mentioned on the show by visiting, https://empoweredhomes.org/resource/the-freedom-fight-30-day-challenge/

    Since 2007, Ted has been through and evaluated over twenty different porn addiction recovery programs and resources. He utilized...

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    March 25, 2021 31 min

    Bobby and Maggie sit down with Joe Landi to talk about the importance of goal setting.  Corporations and businesses use mission statements, values and goals to guide and drive their purpose and success.  As families and individuals, we are chasing after God's purpose for our lives.   Discovering our personal mission and values can help us set goals to steward our time and resources for God's purposes. 

    Links to the articles...

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    March 18, 2021 31 min

    In this episode, Bobby and Brad get on the phone with Garland Vance to talk about his book Gettin' (un)Busy.  Hurry is the new normal. We want to achieve our dreams and live a significant life, so we cram our calendars with nonstop activities. Instead of feeling fulfilled, we’re distracted, exhausted, and overwhelmed. We have too much to do and not enough time. But it doesn’t have to be this way! 

    In Gettin’ (un)Busy, he shares ...

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    March 11, 2021 22 min

    This is the audio from our Marriage and Parenting Weekend. Bobby sits down with Susan Sowell, Cesar Perez, and Chris Kincaid to talk about forgiveness and your family. 

    What does it look like for your family to have a culture of forgiveness? When hurts and pains emerge, how do we foster care and reconciliation for those under our roofs? In this session, we talk about the root of forgiveness and how we are called to live out of an ex...

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    March 1, 2021 23 min

    This is the audio from our Empowered Homes Marriage and Parenting Weekend. Bobby sits down with Todd and Lori Pendergrass and Dan and Judy Post to talk about what it's like to raise kids in a blended family.?

    Blended families provide opportunities for new beginnings. They can also be filled with many challenges, like communicating with ex-spouses and developing a plan for discipline. This breakout session offers insight for blen...

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    In this episode, Maggie gets on the phone with author and counselor, Sissy Goff. Sissy is the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee, where she works alongside her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese. Since 1993, she has been helping girls and their parents find confidence in who they are and hope in who God is making them to be, both as individuals and...

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    February 1, 2021 20 min

    Small Group Leaders play an important role in our churches today.  Parents have an incredible opportunity to support the volunteers who are pouring into and leading their kids.  Learn how to partner with small group leaders to create open communication in the discipleship of kids.  In this episode, Maggie sits down with two of her favorite people to talk about ways parents can connect with their kid's small group leaders.  Lesl...

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    In this episode, Maggie gets on the phone with Karen Ehman. They talk through her new book about hospitality and opening your home for those you love.

    Through devotionals and practical tips, New York Times bestselling author Karen Ehman will inspire you to put love into action in this 40-day journey of hospitality. Karen will help you with the how-to and why of reaching out to others in meaningful ways. This book--part devotional, ...

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    In this episode, Bobby interviews sports agent and author, Drew Pittman. Drew has written a book titled, First Team Dad. His desire in writing this book was to not settle for being a good dad, but rather striving to be a great dad.

    In First Team Dad, Drew Pittman shares the principles that can change the game in your family, straight from a sports insider who has field-tested each and every one with his home team. With heart-poundin...

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    In this episode, Bobby chats with author and speaker Allen Arnold. Allen recently wrote a book called Chaos Can't.

    Chaos Can’t Ultimately Win.
    But With God…You Can.

    The hopeful yet defiant message of Chaos Can’t is that it's possible to remain unshaken in this world of chaos.

    But you won’t find the answers on the nightly news or social media. They report chaos, stir fear, and take sides but have no clue for a cure. Because the...

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    December 17, 2020 36 min

    In this episode, Bobby and Maggie sit down with Susan Sowell to talk about what we do when Christmas looks different. When we are not where we want to be in life during the holidays or when we have empty seats around the dinner table.

    Susan brings some incredible wisdom to those who struggle with the season.

    For more information about grief and loss visit empoweredhomes.org/loss

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    In this episode, Bobby gets on the phone with Patrick Schwenk. Patrick and his wife wrote a book called In a Boat in the Middle of the Lake. He is a pastor and tells a story of being diagnosed with cancer and how he and his family are navigating life.

    You can find all of their resources at forthefamily.org

    Your Storm Doesn’t Have to Sink You

    At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves in a boat in the middle of a lake. We might...

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    In this episode, Bobby and Maggie sit down with Janet Lewis. Janet works in the Special Needs Ministry at Kingsland Baptist Church.

    Parent support groups for special needs families are vital, but there are some unique and amazing opportunities for those with special needs children. 

    We would love some of your questions about this topic. Please email us at podcast@empoweredhomes.org 

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    November 24, 2020 9 min

    What are you thankful for? This past year has been a mess. However, we still have the opportunity to be thankful. Instead of focusing on the negative and the terrible things of this year, find a way to be thankful.

    If you want to check out the Christmas resources go to empoweredhomes.org/resource/christmas

    For questions or comments please email podcast@empoweredhomes.org 

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    In this episode, we play a recording from a parent open forum at Kingsland Baptist Church. The forum was about leveraging conversations for connection.

    According to a recent article in Time Magazine, when a number of parents were asked to name the number one area they needed help with, the majority of them stated “communication with my family.” I think many of us would agree!  Communicating with our kids and spouses can be challeng...

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