The Importance of Strong Friendships with Julie Bagwell and Frieda Younts

Frieda, Carol and Julie

My guests for this first podcast episode are my two very best friends, Julie Bagwell and Frieda Younts. We’ve been friends for 26 years! Over time we’ve experienced lots of ups and downs but have remained close through it all. How did we do it? By being honest and real with each other, for one thing, but mostly by building our friendship on the foundation of Jesus Christ.
In this episode we talk about how hurts and jealousy, especially in a group with three friends, can be easy to fall into. But instead of letting them fester we bring it out in the open and talk about these things in the spirit of love. A friendship is work, but it’s so worth the reward.

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Gathering Around the Table

Gathering around the table

  My mother has always had a thing about sitting around the table at supper. When the food was set out, she’d have one of us turn off the TV and we had to focus on each other and talk—or sit and chew in silence. Most nights we talked. And talked. And talked. Because my … Read more

Are You Oblivious?

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. ~ Psalm 19:1 Elijah’s view How is it we can be smack-dab in the middle of something beautiful and completely unaware? I’d been oblivious to God wooing me with His creation lately until others pointed it out. Last weekend my … Read more

Is Your Sink Overflowing?

       Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7       … Read more