Life and Mission

Life and Mission

A podcast about everyday life in pursuit of a greater purpose – Find your voice. Tell your story. Change the world.... Show More

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Mary Valloni has helped thousands of individuals and organizations overcome the lack and scarcity mindset to fund and fulfill their missions. Her award-winning book is Fundraising Freedom: 7 Steps to Build & Sustain Your Next Campaign.

Talking about money
While many of us shy away from conversations about money, Mary tackles the money issue straight-on: “Let’s just start dreaming, because there’s no reason why money should ever s...

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Ghostwriter. Sounds mysterious, doesn't it? In today's show, my guest Nick Pavlidis unpacks what a ghostwriter is, what they do, and who can benefit from hiring one.

Nick used to practice law, but he wanted more control over his time, and more time with his family (you can hear more about that in our earlier interview). He became a skilled ghostwriter, and now he’s teaching others the craft and business of ghostwriting.

His m...

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Kristin Ingram is a Small Biz Mama. In this interview, she shares how she’s able to run multiple businesses and enjoy family life. Plus, tips for launching your successful online business!

You can connect with Kristin at smallbizmama.com


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We are in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and my guest is therapist, and author KJ Ramsey. We’re taking about pain and suffering, our bodies and stress, grief, and our communion with Christ.

We tend to think that more effort should produce a blessing. When we suffer, we might question our faith, or we might question whether we have a strong enough prayer life, or wonder if there's more we could do to earn God's favor....

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April 7, 2020 14 min

I was struggling. I found myself sitting at a picnic table at the beach, praying a simple, desperate prayer: “Jesus, I need you to come have lunch with me.”

He did show up, just not in the way I expected. If I hadn't been writing it all down, I might have missed it.

Full transcript at lifeandmission.com/38




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Sometimes a single word or phrase has the power to change the course of our lives, and “Chickening IN” is that word for JJ Gutierrez. This little twist on a familiar phrase launched JJ into a transformational journey from fear to faith. Her book, Chickening IN: From Fear to Courageous Faith, 8 Pillars of Transformation, is a practical guide to defeating fear and doubt. I spoke with JJ in February, but her message is especially need...

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Do you have a story to tell?

You may not think you have a story, or you may think your story is too overwhelming (and it may be, at the moment). Either way, a simple, structured approach along with a safe space and community to share with may be what you need.

Mackenzie Ryan is a national award-winning journalist and founder of Faith Storytellers, a community that is lifting up and sharing the story God is writing in the world throug...

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Katie Hornor started her businesses with no savings, no loans, and no debt. She has overcome incredible odds in growing her business. Her latest book is Faith Like Flamingos - The Christian Business Guide to Walking Out Your Faith in Bold Color.

Don't let the big pink birds fool you, Katie is serious about helping us as Christian entrepreneurs to overcome imposter syndrome and take big, bold steps to be who God created us to be....

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February 5, 2020 8 min

All last month we talked about calling and purpose. But what happens when things don’t go as planned? What happens when you get bad news? When everything falls apart?

The Bible gives us plenty of examples; an incredibly powerful way to deal with suffering, called a lament. Lament is a powerful form of worship. It’s both an expression of grief or anguish, and a cry of hope. 

“My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?” You know who sai...

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January 21, 2020 8 min

This week we're talking about living for an audience of one, in part two of my look at The Call by Os Guinness (see Ep. 31: What Does it Mean to be Called? for part one). Guinness writes, “A life lived listening to the decisive call of God is a life lived before one audience that trumps all others—the Audience of One.”

Have you ever been in a conversation and added a comment that seemed innocent at the time, but later you felt c...

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Matt Ham left a 10 year career in insurance sales to start YouPrint, a faith and personal development organization, and its nonprofit initiative called the Life Center. In this interview, Matt offers perspective on how we can thrive without striving. 

[Matt 00:00:58] "Unfortunately we place our own understanding and expectations on how things should work out and it never works out that way. One of the greatest mistakes that we ...

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January 7, 2020 15 min

While many other books will give you tactics and tools to discover your calling, or to focus your vision, I want to start with The Call, by Os Guinness, because it gives us a solid foundation. 

What is Calling?
A quick trip to the dictionary offers these definitions:

  • the act of a person or thing that calls.
  • a call or summons
  • a strong impulse or inclination
  • a convocation (like a meeting)
  • The origin of our word for the vocal meaning of “cal...

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    January 3, 2020 4 min

    The Your Voice Podcast is changing into the Life and Mission Podcast. 

    The overall mission of the show remains the same, only more focused and purposeful in how we help you to find your voice, tell your story, and change the world. 

    Head over to Lifeandmission.com and sign up for email updates. You'll get show notes, links to resources mentioned on the show, and additional content we don’t put on the pod. Totally free. Straight t...

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    September 20, 2018 41 min

    UPDATE: At the time of this recording, the show was called The Your Voice Podcast. Since this recording, Kay has has rebranded to Life and Mission.

    Brian Mays is a dad, husband, graphic designer, artist and teacher. In this interview, he shares his experience as a graphic designer and teacher of creativity.
    [00:01:31] As a graphic designer for a church, Brian says, "We offer a handshake to the world and we make sure that handshak...

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    UPDATE: At the time of this recording, the show was called The Your Voice Podcast. Since this recording, Kay has has rebranded to Life and Mission.

    Rachel Goble is the CEO at The Freedom Story, and Heidi Burkey is a documentarian and director. We're talking about the Ethical Storytelling community and what it means to tell stories ethically.

    [00:01:04] How the Ethical Storytelling community began.
    [00:05:50] Heidi began to ask, &#...

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    UPDATE: At the time of this recording, the show was called The Your Voice Podcast. Since this recording, Kay has has rebranded to Life and Mission.

    This week, my guest is Vanessa Chase Lockshin of the Storytelling Nonprofit. She’s an international non-profit consultant, speaker, and author of The Storytelling Non-Profit: A practical guide to telling stories that raise money and awareness (affiliate link).

    [00:01:38] Vanessa says she ...

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    John Michael Clark teaches family leadership for men through the Captain's Course.[00:05:28] In this show, John Michael leads us through the three legs of family leadership:

     

  • Compassion 
  • Responsibility 
  • Authority[00:06:13] "As long as we're starting with compassion. Everything else will fall into place." JM gives examples from his own family to show how this looks.[00:10:37] Every person in the family has responsibilit...
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    Allison Mayer is a photojournalist, using images to tell true stories and to help us understand the world. She describes herself as witness, storyteller and artist. She reminds us not to get so caught up in the story we want to tell that we miss the story unfolding before us.[00:00:33] Allison describes her role with nonprofit organizations and NGOs across the world. She helps collect media for fund raising and awareness, and devel...

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    J. Craig Klope started a celebrity talk show for radio even though he had no experience or training in radio or communications. Here's how he did it.

    Starting With No Experience[00:01:30] Craig started listening to Mystery Theater on the radio as a child, and later he'd listen to radio talk shows as he traveled. The celebrity interviews intrigued him. After moving to Nashville in his 20's, Craig came up with the a name f...

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    May 13, 2018 1 min

    We’re changing the schedule a bit. This Summer we'll have two shows each month, released on the first and third Monday. This means I’ll be back on Monday, May 21st with a new interview. Meanwhile, I invite you to check out some episodes you may have missed:Business:Courtney Buzzel - storytelling & marketingAurora Gregory - public speaking as a business-building tool Tami Romani - improve your speaking voiceWriters:Ronei Har...

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